University of Massachusetts Amherst - Index Yearbook (Amherst, MA)

 - Class of 1897

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University of Massachusetts Amherst - Index Yearbook (Amherst, MA) online yearbook collection, 1897 Edition, Page 151 of 268
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Class Day ORDER OF EXERCISES. Music by the M. A. C. Band. Ivy Song. Planting of the Class Ivj Pres. Jasper Marsh. Prajer Dr. C S. Walker. Ivy Poem . . • . . . . . . . . D. C. Potter. Music by the M. A. C. Band. Class Oration F. L. Warren. Class Song. Campus Oration H. A, Bali.ou. Campus Poem T. P. Foley. Pipe Oration ' . . A. F. Burgess. Presentation of Gifts ........ W. A. Root. Parting Song. Music by the M. A. C. Band. 139

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PRESENTATION OF MILITARY DIPLOMAS, President ' s Reception, At S p. M. SENIOR PROMENADE, At lO p. M. Wednesday, June 19. GRADUATING EXERCISES, At lO A. M. The Spirit Shown by the Soldier: Ought it not to be Rewarded? Edile Hale Clark. Cattle Feeding Harry Edward Clark. Natural History of the Gypsy Moth .... Robert Allen Cooley. The Problem of Labor Thomas Patrick Foley. Modern Medical Science Robert Sharp Jones. The Chemistry and Economy of Foods . . . Clarence Bronson Lane. Co-operation . . Wright Asahel Root. Rose Culture • Edward Albert White. ■Representative at Boston University. 138



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Military Oration The Spirit Shown by the Soldier; Ought it not to be Rewarded? BY E. HALE CLARK. ONE hiuidi-ed and twenty years ago our country being under the tyr- anny of an English ruler, was inspired to overthrow this monar- chical government, and to gain for itself, if possible, the title of a free country. What was it but patriotism and love of country that prompted this action of the colonies, a desire burning within each individual to stand against the exactions of an English ruler, and to show that, though governed, they were not to be made slaves, working here or there, and doing whatever might be commanded, without any rights whatever? But it is not this early struggle that now claims our attention, but rather that of a later day, when our country, which our forefathers had so bravely fought to save, was threatened with disunion, when the North and the South were arrayed against each other in bloody battle, bringing disaster, and ruin, and countless loss of human life. It was at this time that our country passed through the agonies of bitter trial. On the one hand we had a few States striving to uphold the Govern- ment in the interests of freedom, on the other a " solid South, " as it is often called, in which slavery was the ruling power. Do we wonder that when President Lincoln called for troops to maintain the Union, so many loyal citizens left home and friends, whom perhaps they might never see again, to face the foe and to secure for our country perpetual union and prosperity. But what was it that prompted this vast army of men to risk their lives in fighting for our country? Was it not the same spirit that animated the Revolutionary fathers, — a spirit of patriotism instilled into the minds of all ? They foresaw the long, weary marches, the days and nights passed without rest and ahnost without food, when footsore and weary they pushed 140

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