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Oct. 4. ' 96 starts on the annual Junior trip. 5. Saito becomes so enraptured at Wellesley that he gets lost. 7. Harper the only Junior at church. 12. Aggie 10, Wesleyan University o. The cannon proclaim the victory. 16. First Junior orations delivered. 18. Soph, mountain day; Captain Colby makes a sprint. 23. Eddy goes to see his girl and finds her entertaining three other fellows. 28. Rev. Dr. Read, of Holyoke, preached. 31:. ' 96 Index Board retires from the field. ' 4:
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May 3. Prof. Washburne dismisses his surveying class on time. 5. Dr. Fernow lectures on " The Battle of the Forest. " 8. ' 96 vs. ' 97 Base-ball game, 12-0. 11. Sophomore Western Alumni Four chosen ; Freshmen Western Alumni Four chosen. 16. ' 95 holds a Field Day at Hampshire Park ; they celebrate their victory at the Amherst House. 17. Dr. Fernow delivers the last of his lectures on " Forestry. " 18. Prof. Warner tenders a reception to ' 95. 19. Hash-house vs. Outsiders Base-ball game, 11-10. 25. Legislature makes its annual visit. Hash-house vs. Outsiders Base-ball game, 10-9. 30. College Battalion does escort duty for the G. A. R., followed by Dress Parade on the Common. June 1. Freshmen start out on their Freshman night dissipation. 6. Col. Hughes inspects the battalion. 9. The old barn burns ; Toole saves a barrel of corn-cobs. 10. Rev. Calvin Stebbins preaches. Senior vacation week. 17. Baccalaureate sermon and address before Y. M. C. A. 19. Class Day. Senior promenade. 20. Graduating exercises. End of the college year. 21. Seniors have their farewell supper at Albany, N. Y. Sept. 4-5. Entrance examinations. 6. Fall term opens. 11. M. A. C. Boarding Club initiation. 14. ' 96 vs. ' 98 Base-ball game, 15-2 ; ' 95 vs. ' 97 Base-ball game, 14-2. 21. Junior German Class organizes. 26. College closes for Hampshire County Fair. 27. College raises $350 for Foot-ball. ' 98 lose their practice rope. 28. They find it again. Oct. 3. ' 97 vs. ' 98 rope-pull, ' 98 victorious. 142
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Sectorials. VOLUME of this nature should be amusing rather than instructive; and as editorials are never amusing, we propose to make them as brief as possible. There is one point, nevertheless, on which we as a board wish to be most disti nctly understood, and that is : whatever there is in this volume which would seem to indicate the contrary, we bear not the slightest ill- will against a single person who is mentioned within its covers. It is the aim of this volume, as with others of a like nature, to furnish a view of college life from the students ' standpoint. It bears the same relation to the regular college publication that our comic papers, as " Puck " and " Judge, " bear to the standard press. We are expected to be funny ; and if in our nights of humor we have spoken, not wisely, but too freely, we would wish our words to be taken in a " Pickwickian sense. " The idea has been very forcibly presented to us during the past few months, that in the work of advertising and extending the good name of our college, an important factor is, and ever must be, the position held by the athletic teams representing her on the field. However true it may be that this side of college life presents but little of attraction to a certain class of people who seem opposed to it on general principles, it is, nevertheless, true that to the thinking public a strong foot-ball or base-ball team represents a strong college. In many cases a young man about to choose a place of obtaining an education, will almost unconsciously turn toward that institution whose athletic teams during the preceding seasons have held the best relative positions. 144
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