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“T’'ve heard it said the world’s a dismal place. 
But I know better... 



for I have seen the dawn, and walked in the 

splendor of a morning’s sun... blinked at the brilliance 
of the dew, and beheld the gold and crimson 

of an autumn landscape. 


“I’ve heard it said the world is sad. 
I can’t agree... 

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for I have heard the cheerful songs 

of feathered masters . . . heard the low laughter 
of the leaves, and the everlasting chuckle 

of a mountain brook. 

“I've heard it said the world’s a musty, sordid thing. 
It can’t be true... 

for I have seen the rain . . . watched it bathe 

the earth, the very air... and I have seen the sky, 

newly scrubbed and spotless, blue from end to end... 
and I’ve watched the Winter’s snow drape tree and bush, 
to look like Nature’s freshly laundered linen hung to dry. 

“T’ve even heard it said the world is evil. 
But they are wrong... 

for I have known its people .. . watched them die 

to save a freedom, bleed to save a life . . . spend of themselves 
to stem disaster, of their wealth to ease distress... and \ 

I have watched them live, love, and labor... watched them 
hope, dream, and pray, side by side. 




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“T have heard them say these things. 
But I would disagree... 

because, for every shadow, I have seen a hundred rays 

of light . . . for every plaintive note, I’ve heard a 
symphony of joy .. . for every pennyweight of bad, I have 
found a ton of good .. . good in Nature, in People, 

in the World. 

And I'm thankful I belong.” 


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How to Identify 
These Crop Destroyers 

Family Noctuidae 

When you find young plants cut off at the ground, 
a cutworm is probably responsible, and might well 
be found in a small burrow in the soil close by. A 
cutworm is the larva, or caterpillar, of a night- 
flying moth. There are many kinds. The com- 
moner ones are stout, well-fed, soft-bodied, smooth 
or nearly smooth, and cylindrical, with color vary- 
ing from gray to brown or nearly black. Some- 
times they are spotted or marked with stripes. 

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Psallus seriatus (Reut.) 
The fleahopper pierces and sucks sap from the 
terminal buds and newly formed squares -. . 
breeds on goatweed (croton), primrose, horsemint, 
and other plants. One field of goatweed may hatch 
millions of fleahoppers. The adult is a flattened, 
oval-shaped, pale-green winged insect approxi- 
mately 1%'' long. The body is spotted with four 
black marks near the wing tips. The young cotton 
fleahopper is very small, green, and wingless. 



For full color booklet showing 
these and other insects write to Hercules 

Philaenus leucophthalmus (L.) 

Spittlebugs attack alfalfa and other leg- 
umes. The yellow- or coral-colored imma- 
ture bugs are first found in tiny specks of 
foam or froth on the plants in early Spring. 
They suck sap from the young, tender 
plant parts as they travel upward, always 
enlarging the spittle masses. In June, the 
bugs develop wings and swarm over the 
fields as brown or gray, wedge-shaped, 
quick-jumping hoppers which infest hay. 

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May, 1953 

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change and their feed needs change. 
G.L.F. Growing Mash is made to order 
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For one thing, birds at this stage are 
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The grain provides a lot of nutrients, 
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G.L.F. Growing Mash the vitamin D 
is doubled and the minerals stepped up. 
On the other hand, there are some ele- 
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are tiny that they no longer need when 
the get half-grown, and these are 
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The net result is that you get a mash 
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G.L.F. GrowingMash is well suited 
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it is high in energy and furnishes all 
the nutrients that a growing bird re- 
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May, 1953 

While wandering  perplexedly 
through a maze of modern art re- 
cently, we suddenly thought of ap- 
plying the “surrealistic touch” to 
that photogenic subject, Goofus. 
Why not? Goofus is very real and 
very large, and quite unlike the 
creature on our cover. However, 
we ask you to use your imagination, 
and picture a scene of glad depart- 
ures, loud farewells, heavily loaded 
cars blocking the thororughfares 
of greater Ithaca, and a large and 
very sad dog watching the whole 
procedure. His eyes too, are turned 
over the hills and far away. Auf 

Cover drawing by Kay Wolf ’54 

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Editorial Opinion 

Apathy or 

Reason ? 

The subject of extra-curricular 
activities has been thoroughly chew- 
ed, swallowed and digested at peri- 
odic intervals by various groups, 
interested and disinterested alike. 
What ultimately influences a stu- 
dent to affix his signature to the 
contracts of a dozen alluring organ- 
izations, or to painstakingly avoid 
any commitments whatsoever, is the 
degree to which he wishes himself 
to be a joiner. In these days of 
hectic competition in love and war, 
it is small wonder that literally 
thousands of college students are 
desperately seeking membership in 

Extra-curricular activities are to- 
day as strong as ever. That fewer 
students sign up and compete for 
registered organizations is no indi- 
cation that interest is waning. On 
the contrary, there is no reason to 
believe that persons selected for of- 
ficers in the agglomeration of clubs, 
publications and societies on cam- 
pus should exhibit less enthusiasm 
for responsibility than their prede- 
cessors, unless it is the fact that 
corporations seeking college grad- 
uates are paying less homage to the 
string of titles in the yearbook. 

Student participation in extra- 
curricular activities is necessarily 
measured by total numbers, but a 
decreasing enrollment is not by 
force indicative of a growing apathy. 
Just as old roots that have be- 
come useless to the plant are slough- 
ed off, those students who once join- 
ed an organization merely for the 
sake of “being in it” are finding 
themselves an unwanted minority. 
The hangers-on grow fewer year by 
year. This is not apathy; it is a 
form of maturity. 

In the long-term trend, we see the 
end of the mad scramble to join 
clubs, and a greater appreciation 
of the gifts which the university 
offers to all alike. One doesn’t have 
to be a member of X Club or Y 

May, 1953 

Council to read the Saturday Re- 
view of Literature in the Ellis 
Room, or to have an off-the-record 
talk with a professor, or to attend a 
lecture on Chinese philosophy in 
Anabel Taylor. It is indeed a great 
pity that certain groups continue 
to stress so strongly extra-curricu- 
lar “participation.” 

Perhaps, too, students are taking 
a greater interest in purely aca- 
demic matters. At least they may 
be becoming more conscious of the 
wealth of knowledge which they 
catch glimpses of at every corner. 

Few students have the chance to 
realize, in the short span of four 
years, that interest in extra-curric- 
ular activities as denoted by total 
numbers declines when the quality 
of university -instruction improves, 
and vice versa. To be sure, this is 
a long-term trend, but a logical one. 
Would it be too hazardous a guess 
to say that teaching at Cornell has 
been getting steadily better for the 
past decade? The “Sun’s” poll on 
declining enrollment in organiza- 
tions need not be taken so omino- 
usly after all. 

The fertile years of college life, 
the hours in which one assimilates 
new material the most rapidly, 
should be devoted to some goal 
more worthy than scurrying from 
one club meeting to the next. 

In conclusion, there is really 
no apathy towards extra-curricular 
activities, only a better realization 
of their true value. The picture is 
an optimistic one, and grows more 
so every year. If trends mean any- 
thing, and the statisticians assure 
us they do, it may be said that 
students are exercising more fully 
their right of decision, and only 
after a good look around, are un- 
dertaking wholeheartedly the res- 
ponsibility of leadership in organ- 
izations with which they feel them- 
selves allied by a genuine interest. 

Arthur Dommen 

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as A.B.C. 
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Dean Elizabeth Vincent 

Scholar, Educator and Writer 

Mountains and Dancing Theme of Retiring Dean 

by Roberta Manchester ‘53 

Mountains and dancing—seem- 
ingly unconnected—have followed 
Dean Elizabeth Vincent of the Col- 
lege of Home Economics through 
much of her career. 

Dean Vincent retires this sum- 
mer to fulfill her long-time plan 
of a career in writing in the area of 
child development and family re- 
lations. Dr. Vincent has previously 
written several text books in this 
field and many magazines have car- 
ried her professional and semi-pro- 
fessional articles. When her book- 
plate was designed in the early 
twenties, she purposely chose the 
two themes, mountains and dancing, 
which she loved so well. 

Dr. Vincent was brought up in 
a gold mining center, Victor, Colo- 
rado, which has since become a 
ghost town. Here the mountain 
scenery is some of the most beauti- 
ful in the world. Her college days 
were spent at the University of 
Colorado, where she earned her 

A.B. and M.A. Neither these col- 

lege days nor her first jobs as psy- 
chology instructor at the University 
and as director of the Psychology 
Clinic at a Juvenile Court in Den- 
ver, took her away from the moun- 
tains. It was not until she came 
East to start working on her Ph.D. 
in education psychology at Colum- 
bia University, that she had to 
leave her beloved mountains and 
substitute the sky scrapers of New 

York City. 

Dancing and Music 
While in New York Miss Vincent 

took ballet lessons for pure pleas- 
ure. In her childhood she had re- 
ceived dancing training from pro- 
fessional artists in ballet and in- 
terpretive styles. At fourteen her 
first job offer came for a dancing 
position on the stage. Although she 
turned this down and partially end- 
ed her dancing career, her deep- 
rooted feeling for dancing has ex- 
isted throughout her life. 

Also during her childhood, she 

trained to become a concert pianist. 
Both her parents were musicians, 
and they wanted Lee to be one too. 
She had to spend such long hours 
practicing at the piano, that she 
sickened of piano playing, even for 
her own amusement. Nevertheless, 
music and concert-going are among 
her many interests. 

Dean for Seven Years 

From her cheerful office in the 
College of Home Economics, Dean 
Vincent has for the past seven years 
promoted the growth and develop- 
ment of the College and the Uni- 
versity. Hanging on the wall of her 
office is a soft-toned modern paint- 
ing, done for her by Virginia True, 
head of the Housing and Design 
Department. The Dean wasn’t con- 
sulted as to the picture’s theme; it 
turned out to be coincidentally, 
mountains and dancing. 

Dr. Vincent has demonstrated 
great skill in her administrative 
work and associations with the stu- 
dents and faculty. Her job as head 
of the psychology department at 
the Merrill Palmer School in De- 
troit for twenty-one years, helped 
her for her work at Cornell. Being 
interested in child development and 
family relations, she worked closely 
with the home economists at Mer- 
rill Palmer, Faculty, and it was 
there that her home economics 
future began. 

Interest in Children 

Dr. Vincent’s keen interest in 
children started when she was at 
the Juvenile Court. She admits that 
her experiences with delinquent 
children were some of the most val- 
uable assets in her training. Her 
future work, writings, and student 
relationships here at Cornell have 
shown this interest. She has al- 
ways taken part in student activi- 
ties and has worked to promote 
both men’s and women’s groups on 

As a speaker and lecturer, Dr. 
Vincent is well-known. Before com- 
ing to Cornell she did part-time 
lecturing in the areas of child de- 
velopment and family relations at 
many universities throughout the 
nation. She can hold forth equally 
well at a political economy meeting 
or a gathering discussing the phil- 
osophy of religion. Throughout the 

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Vest Pocket Jungle 

Any day of the year a visitor to the Plant Science Conservatory 
may find anything from a Ladyslipper orchid to an African violet. 

Imagine yourself in the fragrant, 
moist, tropical jungles, surrounded 
by ferns, palms, and exotic flowers. 
What a pleasant thought on some 
raw, windy day, you say. And yet 
did you know that right here on the 
Cornell campus you don’t have to 
use your imagination at all? 

In the Conservatory at the rear 
of Plant Science you'll find tropical 
plants from all over the world, grow- 
ing undisturbed by the climate of 
upstate New York. This collection 
of nearly 900 species and varieties 
is used for everything from Bailey 
Hall decorations to taxonomy 

To most people, tropical flowers 
mean orchids. In the collection of 
250 species and varieties are flowers 
ranging from the size of a dime to 
the popular Cattleya of corsages 
which may be 8 inches in diameter. 

Always In Bleom 
Orchids could well be called the 

rainbow flower since there are red, 
yellow, blue, purple, green, and 
white ones, as well as many pastel 

Because so many different kinds 
are represented, it is almost im- 
possible to go into the Conserva- 
tory and not find at least one or- 
chid in bloom. Hanging from their 
pots above your head, the moth 
orchids remind you of their name- 
sakes, and the Ladyslipper orchids 
attract you with their subdued green 
and brown. Among the plants from 
Central America is what is probably 
this country’s largest collection of 
Mexican orchids. 

Uses of Plants 

Many of these plants serve a use- 
ful purpose, too. They are being 
used in a series of experiments to 
help commerical florists grow better 
orchids. One of the most interesting 
programs is that of growing them 
under different temperatures and 
daylengths. Eventually the com- 

May, 1953 

- by Jane Little ‘53 

mercial grower hopes to have all 
kinds of orchids in bloom at any 

Another experiment being con- 
ducted is that of finding new root 
media, that is, new types of soil. At 
present, orchids are grown in fern 
roots, an expensive undertaking, for 
all the roots are gathered by hand. 
Since so many orchids are now be- 
ing grown, ferns are becoming 
scarce. A study of the watering fre- 
quency going on for three years, 
has shown that daily watering pro- 
duces the most flowers. 

Other Tropical Plants 

As a background for the delicate 
orchid flowers, there are many 
tropical ferns and palms. These add 
to the effect of a true jungle as 
they tower above you. Those of you 
who are familiar with that popular 
house plant, the African violet, may 
not realize that it has many attrac- 
tive relatives. A collection of these 
shares bench space with varieties of 
their widely publicized cousin. 

While the tropical plants catch 
your attention first, you may won- 
der about the many other plants 
that grow in the cool part of the 
Conservatory. In the fall term, stu- 
dents in Floriculture 1 use part of 
this as a laboratory. Anytime in 
November or December, you will be 
sure to find someone who wonders 
if he will have his Paper-white Nar- 
cissus in bloom at the right date. 

In the spring, flowering plants 
for the Willard Straight rock garden 
or the Lua A. Minns Memorial Gar- 
den on Tower Road are started here. 
At any time of year you may see a 
Wardian case, like a minature green- 
house, filled with tiny plants being 
grown, experimentally. 

For those who associate bananas, 
figs, pineapples, oranges, and coffee 
only with grocery stores, the Con- 
servatory offers a view of them as 
they would be in their native habit- 
at—the making of a tasty breakfast. 
There is no need to visit the tropics; 
your chance for a sample is right 
here in Cornell’s pocket-sized jungle. 


A close-up of a few of the orchids that are included in the Plant Science Greenhouse 



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“Give new life to your garden 

To those whose custom it is to 
mull over the garden section of 
their Sunday paper, this line is cer- 
tainly familiar. Such words as “mir- 
aculous,” “remake” and “equiva- 
lent” have become standard terms 
in the advertisements of soil condi- 
tioner manufacturers, and the op- 
timistic how-to-do-it articles that 
complete the pages are no less hazy. 

The excitement that accom- 
panied the announcement of Kri- 
lium in the spring of 1952 still 
surges on. But among research 
workers and chemical company ex- 
ecutives, it has crystallized into an 
awareness of the need for more and 
more knowledge concerning soil 
structure. There is no doubt left in 
anyone’s mind that the development 
of these synthetic materials, such 
as Krilium, is the most important 
definite step towards simplifying 
the control of soil physical condi- 


It was by an undetermined coin- 
cidence that Krilium originated, in 
the laboratories of the Monsanto 
Chemical Company. Yet, more than 
a year later, research on these ma- 
terials is still in its infancy. As an 
example of the problems still ahead, 
one product at least has the dis- 
advantage of producing an undesir- 
ably dry soil surface, with the con- 
sequence that small seeds may fail to 
germinate. How this difficulty can 
be countered is yet to be seen. 

In the main, however, many of 
the existing conditioners perform 
successfully their semi-permanent 
function of improving soil struc- 
ture, and their temporary functions 
of preventing crusting and erosion, 
all at a nominally high cost. Fol- 
lowing the pattern set by DDT, the 
soil conditioner has proved to be a 
very expensive child indeed. Never- 
theless, it is said that one green- 
house in St. Louis treats all its soil 
with Krilium; the easier watering of 
plants in a well-granulated medium, 

and the consequent elimination of 
much labor, offsets the initial cost 
of the conditioner. 


Much of our present knowledge 
of these products has been acquired 
through industrial contracts at agri- 
cultural colleges. But before 
samples of an entirely revolutionary 
product have been compared 
through a satisfactory, standardized 
test, there is much confusion and 
bitter name-calling. In one recent 
instance, the manufacturers of a 
material receiving a low rating in 
a release published by an eastern 
university have filed suit against 
members of the department con- 
nected with the injurious bulletin. 
The case is a grave one, for the 
amount of the suit runs to six fig- 
ures. , 

There is good reason to believe 
that, by finding improved materials 
and better methods of production, 
soil conditioners will continue to 
create interest in the physical con- 
dition of the soil. Furthermore, 
with lowered costs, these substances 
are sure to find their way out of the 
flower pots, nurseries, and football 
fields to the general farm. However, 
it is at no time to be forgotten that 
soil conditioners do not create, but 
merely preserve, the good struc- 
ture in the soil to which they are 

But No Miracles 

Man, never satisfied with Nature 
by herself, constantly strives to im- 
prove upon her slow-but-sure me- 
thods. He is ever running ahead, 
breaking his traditional bonds, im- 
patient in his conquest of the unex- 

The farmer’s occupation is pecu- 
liar in that it will always require the 
exertion of manual labor. True, his 
hands are no longer on the plow; 
instead, they are on the tractor 
steering wheel. It is an exacting job, 
keeping ahead of Nature, pushing 
her, pulling her—as you will. 

We have learned not to expect 
miracles from soil conditioners. 
This field of industry is a large one, 
and exaggeration has no place here. 
Thus, it is well to keep in mind the 
moral of Professor Carew’s little 
leaflet on ERUNAM, the “wonder” 

soil conditioner. Spelled backwards. 

Tue CorneELL CounTRYMAN 

The Taxonomy of 

College Professors 

An unusual and telling description of some 
of the men who make up modern education 

by Prof. R. M. Smock 

The genus “Professor” was stu- 
died on campuses from the Atlantic 
to the Pacific while on a sabbatic 
leave. This snooping survey was 
made with the thought of self im- 
provement through examples from 
various species of the genus. The 
resulting disillusionment led the 
author to arrange the following 
taxonomic classification. 

Fast Pace 

The Floor Walkers: These gentle- 
men walk slowly or rapidly (de- 
pending upon their glandular 
gifts) across the lecture platform. 
Some of them would do better in a 
large department store. Instead of 
looking at the faces of the students, 
they study objects on the floor not 
visible to the students. If they hap- 
pen to be fast walkers and interest- 
ing enough to listen to, the neck 
muscles of the students are as tired 
after an hour as though they had 
been attending a tennis match. 

One of my favorites in this cat- 
egory was a gentleman in the dan- 
gerous forties who only looked up 
enough to scrutinize the calves of 
the ladies in the front row. He had 
seated a few girls in the class in 
the front row to better facilitate 
this scrutiny. 

The Other Extreme 

The Hypothyoids: This category 
includes the gentlemen who don’t 
have the energy to do much walk- 
ing or much talking. What talking 
they do simply can’t be heard ex- 
cept by the eager beavers in the 
front two rows. Some of these men 
lean on the window sill and com- 
mune with God’s out-of-doors. Edu- 
cation is supposed to engender a 

May, 1953 

little curiosity, but the only curio- 
sity aroused in such class rooms is 
the wonderment as to what the pro- 
fessor m'ght be talking about. 
The only enjoyment students get 
out of listening to such a man is 
in watching his face for a possible 
smile. If a smile appears, the stu- 
dents laugh uproariously at what 
was presumably very amusing. 
Posterior Professors: These men 
can be viewed from the front only 
when coming into the room. They 
talk all hour to and presumably 
with the blackboard. Illustrations 
on the blackboard are good but 
students have a right to know what 
the teacher is talking about. Some 
professors write so faintly on the 
blackboard that they could be 
drawing pornographic pictures for 
all the students know. In one class 
at least one student was determined 
to learn something in spite of the 
professor. He was using field glasses. 

Blinding Results 

These men look at the black- 
board so much that they probably 
should be excused on the basis of 
night blindness. Should they turn 
around to look at the class, the 

lights of the room would probably 
blind them. 

“Take it or Leave it” Professors: 
Some seemingly well intentioned 
teachers seem to take pride in defy- 
ing their students to really learn. 
Their attitude seems to be “I am 
paid to dish it out: you can take 
it or leave it.” Questions by stu- 
dents on the life history of Bacci- 
lus amylovorus are treated as 
as though there were skeletons in 
the closet of even this morally un- 
impeachable organism. 

Professor Smock, preparing to go 

What is shameful about making 
lecture material clear and under- 
standable? Some professors give 
students the idea “this material is 
clear to me but you couldn’t pos- 
sibly understand it.” This suggests 
to the student that the professor 
is fearful of losing his job if too 
many people know what he knows. 

The Bone Drys: Some professors 
strive to make material as uninter- 
esting as possible. Why can’t the 
learning process be just a little 
less painful? It may seem difficult 
to inject interesting illustrations 
during a discussion of the sex life 
of Venturia inequalis but one pro- 
fessor did just that. It made the 
next ten minutes very bearable. 

The constant rebuttal one gets 
from professors on this point is “we 
are not here to entertain” or “this 
is dead serious business.” The first 
adjective is the more appropriate. 

Odd Characteristics 

You have not heard me complain 
about the odd little idiocyncrasies 
that characterize some professors: 
students should have something to 
remember their college teachers by. 

(Continued on page 21) 

An Answer to... 

The Whys of 
Ithaca Weather 

by Tom Sanford ‘55 

Spring weekend will be a com- 
plete washout! Perhaps you resent 
that statement or accept it with an 
experience-backed “no kidding.” Or 
possibly your college curiosity urges 
you to listen to an explanation as 
to just why such a depressing out- 
cry is made in the first place. 

In this Ithaca area, and more 
generally in the Southern Tier of 
the state, the occurrence of periodi- 
cal rainstorms during the spring and 
fall is not uncommon. The sorry 
thing about them is this; the clouds 
time their outbreaks in this region 
at approximately one week inter- 
vals, and quite frequently without 
warning. As a rule, warm south and 
southeast winds are the cause for 
convertible tops to be rolled back 
early in April—but on this weekly 
basis, these winds build up their 
rainclouds and carry them to the 
skies directly over the Ithaca area. 
Here they proceed to precipitate, 
and consequently there is the quite 


. Our own... 

An Explanation for the 
Cornellian’s Pet Gripe... 

regular and abrupt shift in weather 
from good to bad. 

Exasperating as it may be, Cor- 
nellians can well afford to plan on 
a rainy Spring Weekend, IF on the 
Friday or Saturday before, the city 
was struck by one of those twelve 
to 36 hour showers. 

A Well-Spread “40” 

But even with the disappointing 
consistency of Ithaca’s spring and 
fall rains, the quantity of precipa- 
tion in the area continues to re- 
main quite normal with regard to 
the “lay of the land.” The output 
around here is about 38 to 40 inches 
per year. It just spreads itself out 
over a greater period of time. 

The frequency of Ithaca rain- 
storms, however, is not the only 
phenomenon of the skies around 
here; and while we’re on the subject 
of weather we'll continue with fac- 
tual explanations concerning a few 
more of Ithaca’s so-called “freaks” 
of nature. 

Of course there’s always the gripe 
that condemns Ithaca’s excessively 
cloudy weather. But once you find 
out the reason behind our gloomy 
days, you may in the future feel 
a little bit more at ease while grop- 
ing your way to classes through the 
unflinching “smog.” The basic fact 
is that warm south winds traveling 
over the lower lands to our south 
have to strike our higher topo- 
graphy to cool. When these breezes 
cool to a certain point, their water 
vapor content condenses into the 
low hanging stratus type clouds, 
and we experience a period without 
direct sunshine. Naturally this 
phenomenon can’t be defeated 

either; unless somebody suddenly 
discovers how to lower the altitude 
of Tompkins County—or possibly 
some one could devise another route 
for the south winds. 

Ice Skating 

Maybe you've seen it or maybe 
you haven’t, but there have been 
occasions when the sun has been 
shining on Ithaca and Lake Cayuga 
while at the same time a gray over- 
cast has covered the campus and 
East Hill. But here again, we can 
only talk about this weather, as 
the adage goes. At any rate, the ex- 
planation is this; a thin overcast 
is carried east with the westerly 
winds, comes down over West Hill 
into the warmer valley, evaporates, 
and again condenses upon reaching 
the top of East Hill. 

The current trend toward milder 
winters has put the skids on win- 
ter sports enthusiasts. In 1935 
Cayuga Lake was frozen as 
far down as Taughannock Point 
and Cornell had a hockey team on 
Beebe Lake. Now the ice skaters 

Ithaca weather. 

polish their blades for about two 
or three trials before stashing them 
away again for another year. But 
don’t be too sad—its happening all 
over the Northeast. Or better yet, 
come back in 25 years and the cycle 
of winters will have reversed from 
warmer to colder! Well anyway. . . 

With or without mild winters, 
Ithaca, as you must know, is defi- 
nitely subject to a few pretty rug- 
ged snow storms in the latter part 
of winter. Most of these storms 
come from the west and pass over 
with only the “conventional” flur- 
ries; but sometimes we get a coast- 

(Continued on page 22) 


Picnic Pointers For... 

The Spring Picnic Rush 

To Aid You In Planning 

Your Latest Urge for 
Outdoor Eating... 

A luscious steak sizzling over a 
hot charcoal fire; potatoes and fresh 
sweet corn roasting in the coals; 
ice-cold lemonade waiting in the 
thermos jug—mmm, don’t you be- 
gin to get that picnic urge? Well, 
summer isn’t very far away; c’mon 
—make some plans, pack your bas- 
kets, and let’s go! 

Food cooked outdoors has a won- 
derfully appetizing flavor, and this 
is one of the reasons why people 
look forward to picnics. But it’s 
wise to make a few careful prepara- 
tions before embarking on an ex- 
cursion over an unfamiliar country- 
side. Carry a bag of charcoal with 
you instead of counting on finding 
enough good wood for the fire. A 
small folding grill to set over the 
fire will keep pans steady, and is 
handy to broil steaks and ham- 

Water, Etc. 

If you picnic often, you might 
like to keep a basket packed with 
a supply of necessary equipment, 
so you can be ready to go in a 
jiffy. Some useful items for such 
a basket are a long-handled fork, 
non-spilling salt and pepper 
shakers, paper toweling for wiping 
out utensils, thermos jug for drink- 
ing water (don’t forget to take 
some fresh water along with you), 
waxed paper envelopes for sand- 
wiches, and a tightly-closed tin box 
for sugar. And of course you'll re- 
member to take matches and news- 
paper for starting the fire. 

What would be good to broil over 
a picnic fire? Well, there’s bacon, 
sausages, lamb chops, hamburg pat- 
ties (onioned, shaped, and ready to 
cook), steak, fish, and tomatoes. 
For hot things to carry along (in a 
thermos jug or to reheat): scallop- 
ed potatoes, cooked vegetables, 
baked beans, soup, goulash, or 
chicken fricassee. Cold things to 

May, 1953 

by Joan Beebe ‘54 

tote?—try whole tomatoes, cold 
meats, stuffed eggs, cheese, and 
salad greens (washed and dried, 
with French dressing in a tightly- 
corked bottle). 

Everyone will be thirsty, so bring 
along plenty of beverage: chocolate 
milk or hot cocoa, fruit juice or pop, 
or hot vegetable soup or consomme. 
And don’t forget dessert! You might 
bring fruit and cookies, turnovers, 
ice cream packed in dry ice, or per- 
haps baked custards (but pack 
them carefully). 

Cool, crisp salads are always good 
on a hot summer day. Try potato, 
cooked vegetable, chicken, fish, or 




If you like the flavor of food 
roasted in hot coals, in addition to’ 
potatoes and corn you might have 
a small boneless ham, chicken, or 
clams. Here’s a tasty treat: split a 
banana nearly through lengthwise 
and put brown sugar in the middle. 
Then wrap the banana tightly in 
alumninum foil, and let it bake in 
the hot coals for ten or fifteen min- 

A Roll On A Stick 

People usually enjoy cooking a 
few things themselves, so let them 
make their own hot rolls! Wrap 
Bisquick dough around the end of a 



One of the uninvited guests who is apt to be present at every picnic. 

any salad that won’t be injured by 
being prepared very long in ad- 

vance or by being tightly packed or 
shaken. Cooked dressing is safer 
than mayonnaise, which may sep- 
arate if mixed with the salad too far 
ahead of time. Wash lettuce, toma- 
toes, cucumbers, etc., and wrap 
separately in waxed paper to be 
sliced and mixed with French dress- 
ing when ready to serve. 

one inch thick stick for five or six 
inches, and hold the stick over the 
fire. When the roll puffs up and is 
brown, remove it from the stick and 
fill the center cavity with, jam, 
peanut butter, or sandwich filling. 

Here are a few other little sug- 
gestions: Brown sugar mixed with 
creamed butter makes a delicious 
sandwich filling. Put devilled eggs 

(Continued on page 20) 


Dot Klimajeski 

As one of the trio of managing 
editors for this school year, Dot 
Klimajeski has been wrapped in 
the variety of tasks that make up 
the job. Taking turns with the other 
two editors, it’s up to Dot to see 
that the odds and ends of ideas for 
the next COUNTRYMAN get put to- 
gether. Though her interest in 
journalism started in high school, 
she waited till her sophomore year 
to compete for the staff. 

The fourth floor of Roberts is one 
of her “homes.” The home ec cafe- 
teria, where she has worked for 
three years, has been another. A 
general home economics major, Dot 
was a dorm V.P. for a couple of 
years as well as serving as the presi- 
dent of Wayside Aftermath last 

Long Island is Dot’s home, but 
she doesn’t come from the popu- 
lated part (though Riverhead is far 
from wilderness). She has spent 
most of her life on a potato farm 
within sight of the Sound. In spite 
of nearly drifting away in the Ocean 
at the age of two, she is still fond 
of salt water. “My sister claims 
I’ve never floated well since then.” 
Living on the south shore at the 
time, Dot vividly remembers the 
ocean flood following the °38 hurri- 
cane “when we had all sorts of in- 
teresting dead fish floating in our 

Dot has had a variety of summer 
experiences. After her freshman 
year, she went back to a job in her 
home town “as general errand girl.” 


The next year she and her room- 
mate found positions as cooks and 
waitresses for a private family on 
Fisher’s Island “where we swam 
and watched the submarines go 

This summer Dot was one of 
the five Go Westers who headed for 
Seattle. She got a job at Boeing 
Aircraft with the official title of 
“blueprint cutter and folder.” “I 
guess I'll always recognize an 81% 
by 11 rectangle,” she says. “Other 
than that I’m not sure how I'll fit 
that experience into my future.” 

The engagement ring that 
sparkled on Dot’s left hand since 
Easter is a clue to her future. She 
plans to marry Jack Porter ’52 after 
his stay in the Army. As a farmer’s 
wife, she'll go from CouNTRYMAN 
to “countrywoman.” 


Phil Foster 
Roberts 492 has been Phil Fos- 

ter’s senior stronghold. Here in the 
crowded “inner room” is the heart 
of the CounTRYMAN, where be- 
tween 4:30 and 6 almost every 
afternoon, are found any and all 
kinds of people discussing any and 
all kinds of problems. 

These problems, the small ones 
that come with dummying a maga- 
zine page, or the large ones in the 
form of printer’s bills, have inten- 
sified Phil’s interest in journalism. 
He competed for the staff in his 
freshman year, has been with the 
magazine ever since, and this year 
served as editor. 




Journalism first preoccupied Phil 
in high school at Alfred, N. Y., 
where he had to find some activity 
as an outlet for his nervous energy. 
“T spent most of my time reading— 
in those days, I was hog wild over 

Music has rivaled Phil’s enthus- 
iasm for journalism and _ science. 
That interest started in high school, 
“The band needed a French horn 
player, so that’s what I learned to 
play.” He spent the next two sum- 
mers in music camp, taking lessons 
at the Eastman School in Rochester 
between times. He almost decided 
to continue there after high school, 
studying for a position in a con- 
cert orchestra. 

But Phil came to Cornell to learn 
to be a teacher. Until this year, 
music has predominated in his list 
of activities. While a freshman, he 
joined the fleet-footed Big Red 
Band, as well as the Concert Band. 
A bass, he has sung with the Alpha 
Zeta quartet and the Presbyterian 

This year, though, Phil has had 
to limit himself to his other major 
interest—journalism. He sees the 
CoUNTRYMAN as serving a real 
function for those ag students want- 
ing practical experience in writing. 
“But,” says Phil, “You can’t sit up 
in this office day after day without 
learning a lot about people, too.” 
To that, the “people” of the 
COUNTRYMAN staff might answer, 
“We’ve learned from Phil as well.” 

K. K. 


Roberta Manchester 
June 15th and 16th will undoubt- 

edly be the most memorable days 
in the college life of Roberta 
“Bobbie” Manchester. Those two 
days, merely an ordinary Monday 
and Tuesday to most of the under- 
graduates, will feature for Bobbie 
graduation from Cornell and an 
introduction to the popular custom 
f marriage. 

Next term, while living at her 
home in Irondequoit, New York, 
Bobbie will attend graduate school 
at the University of Rochester to 
get her Master’s degree in educa- 
tion. Then she will teach for about 
three years until her husband com- 
pletes his three years as a naval 

Bobbie’s days as a science teach- 
ing major at Cornell have also been 
busy and eventful. She started her 
freshman year as social chairman 
for her corridor in Dickson V. 
During the following years she was 
a member of the Congregational 
Church Group for two years and 
worked on the CouNTRYMAN for 
three years. She was also social 
chairman of her sorority, Alpha 
Omicron Pi, in her sophomore year, 

and a VP in Dickson VI in her 

" Sees 

May, 1953 

... Your Friends 

junior year. This year Bobbie was 
president of her sorority. 

Bobbie has also been successful 
along scholastic lines. She was init- 
iated this spring into Phi Kappa 
Phi, a university honorary society, 
and is also a member of Pi Lambda 
Theta, a national educational hon- 

Bobbie’s sincere and good-natured 
personality make her well suited 
to teaching. She evidently enjoys 
it, for when asked what her num- 
ber one college experience was, she 
replied that the seven weeks spent 
teaching general science to 34 fresh- 
men at Ithaca High School last fall 
was IT! Those kids who had her 
as a teacher last term and the many 
more who will attend her classes 
in the future may be envied to 
have such a capable and charming 


Bob Snyder 

The white yachting cap, the 
Buick convertable, and the sleepy 
look add up to a familiar senior 
named Bob Snyder. Working at the 
home ec cafeteria, in the CounTRY- 
MAN office, or planning an Ag 
Domecon exhibit for the Activities 
Fair, Bob is bound to be found 
anywhere on campus. 

Bob has many interests, but pri- 
marily he just “enjoys people.” 
Chiefly for this reason activities 
are quite important to him. As the 
advertising manager of the 
CouNTRYMAN for three terms, he 
had many interesting experiences 
with people. He discovered that 
selling ads is quite an art. For in- 
stance, when trying to sell an ad 
to the Royal Palms last year, 
he ran into all sorts of opposition. 
Finally Bob mentioned that his 
AGR fraternity brothers were regu- 
lar customers. Bob sold his ad. 

Aside from the “interesting 
people” that one meets in activities, 
Bob feels that they also help stu- 
dents feel part of a closely knit 
group. He considers this especially 
important to freshmen, who are apt 
to be a bit lost. But, he empha- 
sizes, “You shouldn’t take on too 



many offices at once.” You can’t 
do a good job on any one of them if 
you do. 

Although most of Bob’s activities 
and courses have centered around 
the ag campus, he is a firm believer 
in a well-rounded education for ag 
students, including as many Arts 
courses as possible. He feels that 
any stress on one type of subject is 
not good, whether you're an ag stu- 
dent or an engineer. After he comes 
back next fall to finish his advanced 
ROTC, Bob plans to take pilot 
training and then do graduate work 
in ag at Cornell or the University of 
Southern California. 

Working three of his four col- 
lege years at Home Ec or correcting 
papers, Bob feels that you should 
not work any more than is neces- 
say. “College comes only once; you 
should really enjoy it.” 

Even though he has worked, Bob 
has definitely managed to enjoy 
college. One of the highlights in this 
line came last spring vacation when 
he took a trip to Florida with sev- 
eral of his fraternity brothers—for 
a total cost of thirty dollars! It 
really helps to have friends who can 
furnish a five room bungalow in 

One final word on Bob; he thinks 
there should be twenty minutes 
between classes so that ag students 
could get to their arts courses on 
time. If the day comes when we can 
stroll rather than pant into G.S., we 
can thank Bob Snyder. 



Campus Clearinghouse 

Ag-Hec Day Successful; 
Over 300 Attend Barbecue 

Judging from the enthusiastic par- 
ticipation of students of the upper 
campus, “Ag-Hec Day,” sponsor- 
ed by the Ag-Dom Council on April 
11, was a great success. Over 300 
people attended the chicken barbe- 
cue and square dance, held at the 
judging pavillion in the evening, 
and there was a large audience at 
the five preliminary contests in the 

“bake a cherry pie,” for her entry 
won first place in the pie-baking 
contest, although Bill Staempfli 53, 
had the best appearing pie, Pat 
Lind °56, the best crust, and Mike 
Kelsey °53, the best filling. 

Perhaps the most profitable con- 
test of all—the pie-eating contest, 
was won by Dick Dikeman 753, 
with Mike Kelsey °53, a close 


Contestants Bernie Rodee ’57 and Ken Tillapaugh race to finish in the cherry pie eating 
contest while Pat Conlon ’55 and Bill Hughes ’54 look on. 

The tractor operators’ contest, a 
very close struggle, was won by 
Joe Bokman ’53, with Don Wick- 
ham Sp., and Al Dries ’54, winning 
second and third, respectively. 

Tops among sorority dairy maids 
was Hazel Bowdren ’55, of Sigma 
Kappa. Mary Gentry 54, was sec- 
ond, while Grace Fox ’55, won for 
the independent women. 

Over-all winner of the famous 
“greased pig” contest was Dave 
Call 54, of Alpha Gamma Rho. 
Professor Brady was the leading 
faculty contestant, Don Wickham, 
Sp., was the winning independent, 
and Mary Holmes ’56, the winning 

Betsy Murphy 754, can really 


The Ag-Dom council is so en- 
couraged by the success of its first 
Ag-Hec Day that it plans to make 
the affair an annual event. The 
next Ag-Hec Day will probably 
be held next fall, on an off-football 
weekend according to Wolcott 
Stewart °53, chairman of this year’s 

Ag-Domecon Elects 

Ag-Domecon election results were 
announced on April 14 by Russ 
Smith 7°54, elections committee 

Agriculture sophomore class rep- 
resentative next year is Bill Doer- 
ler, and the freshman class is repre- 
sented by Henry Wadsworth. 

Agriculture representatives - at - 
large are: David Diver, Alfred 
Dries, Glenn MacMillen, Bruce 
Marion, Don Marion, Pete Nesbitt, 
Keith Norton, Bob Reid, Jim 
Ritchey, Mary Ann Smith, and Nat 
Talmadge, all °54, Ben Hawkins 
and John Johnson °55, and Daryl 
Griffin and Ginny Paquette °56. 

Doris Wunsch was elected Home 
Ec sophomore class representative, 
and Sandy Taylor freshman class 

Home Ec Reps-at-large are: 
Barbara Reed °54, Hazel Bowdren, 
Pat Hewson, and Charlotte Reit, 
°55, and Jean Grant and Alice Platt, 

The new representatives were 
oriented at a regular meeting of the 
old council on April 15. They took 
over officially at the April 29 

Round-Up Club 
The Round-Up Club held its 

annual banquet on May 5, under 
the chairmanship of Al Dries ’54. 
The affair honored the two honor- 
ary members of the club—Profes- 
sor J. P. Willman of the an hus 
department and Mr. K. C. Sly, 
manager of MacDonald Farms. 
Awards won at various judging 
contests throughout the year were 
also presented. 

The club held a Spring Livestock 
Judging Contest, on May 8, in the 
Judging Pavillion, and a similar 
cattle judging contest was held on 
May 9. 

The final event of this year will 
be a picnic at Taughannock Park 
on May 19. 

Home Ec Club 

At its recent election the Home 
Economics Club elected the follow- 
ing officers for the year of 53-54: 
Ann Farwell ’55, president; Rudy 
Clarke °55, vice president; Nancy 
Knickerbocker 7°55, recording sec- 
retary; Sue Mc Kelvey ’55, corres- 
ponding secretary; Lou Roberts ’55, 
treasurer; Linda Mandelbaum 755, 
journal correspondent. 

The New York State Home Eco- 
nomics Association, college clubs 
(Continued on page 18) 


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Wha?t’s in it for them? 

Ane OF HAY can be tasteless rough- 
age for a cow to nose around and 
chew halfheartedly ... or it can be a 
palatable feed, rich in protein and vita- 
mins. What makes the difference? 

The University of Wisconsin looked for an 
answer. They found that an acre of good 
alfalfa, cut at the right time and put up fast 
was about 57% leaves and yielded 3 tons per 
acre. The feed value of those three tons 
equaled a ton of linseed meal and a ton of 
corn and cob meal. 

The same hay, left to dry and deteriorate 
in the hot sun, was only 30% leaves. That’s 
the same as losing 1,100 lbs. of linseed meal 
and 700 lbs. of corn and cob meal, or, about 
$70 per acre! 

Each year, New Holland selects graduates 

Speed is the answer. Once hay has reached 
the right stage of curing, the faster you get it 
out of the field the richer it will be. This rich- 
ness shows up fast in improved grain-milk, 
grain-weight ratios. 

New Holland long ago saw the value of 
speed in harvesting hay. Today, New Holland 
balers have the highest capacity of any on the 
market up to 10 tons an hour, up to 100 tons 
a day! 

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Engineering based on farm research is a 
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Dean Vincent. . . 

(Continued from page 6) 

state, she has lectured and advised 
Home Bureaus and other women’s 
organizations. Her work in exten- 
sion has been invaluable. 

Home Economics Leader 

Cornell, as well as the state and 
nation, have felt her strong drive 
for the advancement of home eco- 
nomics and for increased college op- 

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portunities for women. In 1950 she 
helped coordinate and _ develop 
home economics and other areas 
in the State University units of 
New York. 

During her years here at Cornell, 
she has been elected to Phi Kappa 
Phi, and Omicron Nu, for which she 
is most honored. She belongs to the 
Agricultural Missions Board of Di- 
rectors and participates in the Na- 
tional American Association of Uni- 
versity Women Fellowship Award 
Committee. She is the only wo- 
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Committee of the Armed Forces 
Educational Program. 

Dean Vincent speaks of her seven 
years at Cornell as “the peak years 
of my career.” Cornell regrets her 
leaving but her future writing and 
teaching human growth and de- 
velopment at the Pennsylvania 
College for Women hold new chal- 
lenges for her. In her cheerful, 
quiet, but effective way, Dr. Vin- 
cent has certainly fulfilled the 
promises made by her predecessor, 

Miss Sarah G. Blanding: 

Leads Forward 

“The College and Cornell have 
found a woman who will carry for- 
ward the fine tradition of the Col- 
lege and with whom members of 
the staff and the Administration 
will have great delight in working. 
Her training, background, and 
personality eminently qualify her 
for the deanship. The members 
of the faculty will find her an ex- 
cellent administrator, a woman of 
ideas and ideals, and I predict for 
her an enviblae record as dean of 
this college.” 



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Top" (screened cage) produce a big crop of Birdsfoot Trefoil, the 
newest hay and pasture legume for New York farmers. The bees 
concentrate their flower visits on the new Viking variety developed 
by Dr. H. A. MacDonald, Cornell agronomist. He is showing Dr. 
Wm. L. Coggshall, extension apiarist, how seed pod production in 
the cages surpassed pod development in the open field. Mainly 
because of poor pollination only one-fourth of the national re- 
quirements of 12,000,000 pounds of this legume seed has been 
produced, but the specialists hope to meet the demand when they 

ES, Cornell research makes a difference 

in your living standards. Both consumers 
and farmers benefit from better quality foods 
and lower operating costs that frequently re- 
sult from the activities of your College of 
Agriculture . . . its extension specialists . . 
and research scientists. 

Investigations are being carried on with 
fruit, forage crops, pollination, engineering, 
animal nutrition, and many other elements of 
a farm business. But these are only a few of 

May, 1953 

learn the number of honeybees needed for efficient pollination. 

The New York State College of Agriculture 

of Cornell University 

the areas in which important research is un- 

“Science at Work” brings the results of 
some of this research to the attention of the 
public. Other information is _ presented 
through radio, television, bulletins, and other 

All of the departments of the College of 
Agriculture work together in developing new 
ideas that will increase the quality and quan- 
tity of farm products at lower cost. 

Home Ec Club 

(Continued from page 14) 

department, held its state conven- 
tion in New York City the first 
week end in May. Aura Freedman 
°56, Frances Wollner °54, Janet 
McGinnis ’56, Janet Van Aken °55, 
Connie Jones ’55, Janet Frost 55, 
Ann Farwell 55, state secretary, 
and Ruth Strong 55, national of- 
ficers were selected to represent the 
club in New York. Lord & Taylor, 
Good Housekeeping, McCalls Mag- 
azine, and Simplicity Patterns were 
among the places they toured as 

Progressive Poultrymen 

in the Northeast 

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Production and 
Broiler Breeds 



Ithaca, N. Y. 

well as attending meetings and 
lectures. Next year the state con- 
vention will be held in Ithaca. 

Poultry Club 
The Poultry Club elected the fol- 

lowing officers for next year: Presi- 
dent, Richard Reading °54; vice 
president, John Monroe 55; secre- 
tary, Peter Gage °54; treasurer, 
Douglas Bancroft 7°54; reporter, 
Schurett Whitworth 56. 

The annual faculty-club banquet 
will be held May 24th at Taughan- 
nock Farms Inn with Peter Gage 
as chairman. 


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venturesome brothers stayed home to till the stubborn soil. That 
is no longer true. The Case Eagle Hitch Hammer Mill takes but a 

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May, 1953 

Picnic Pointers... 
(Continued from page 11) 
together in pairs, and wrap each 
pair in a lettuce leaf held with a 
toothpick. Carry a loaf cake along 
right in the pan in which it was 

Why not have a neighborhood 
picnic? Invite the whole block. Ask 





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all the women bringing casseroles 
to follow the same recipe, and then 
poo] all the resources. In arrang- 
ing salad trays, dash tomatoes and 
cukes with salt, avocado with lemon 
juice, and add chives to some of the 
cream cheese. Have each family 
bring half a cup of ground coffee, 
and mix it all in a friendship blend 






7:45 P.M. 


Are you worried about finals? Well, if you 
get College Outlines which are done by experts, 
you'll get a great deal of help so you can really 
smack those “finals.” 

And have you placed on order for that 
official Cornell Ring? It’s awful nice to have that 
ring when you are away from Cornell this 
summer. Add’s to your prestige, eh what. 

Turn your used books into good Coin! That's 
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You'll enjoy 


for good “boiled” coffee made on 
the spot. 

Here’s a novel idea for a “hobo 
hike:” Tie your lunch in a square 
of red-checked gingham—open it up 
and it’s a napkin and a lapkin. In 
each bundle put fried chicken, whole 
wheat lettuce sandwiches, a tight- 
topped waxed-paper cup of baked 
beans, a tomato, a wedge of cheese, 
and a banana. Tie the opposite cor- 
ners and tuck in the picnic silver. 

Backyard Picnic 

Don’t be discouraged if you 
haven’t time or transportation to 
get away from home—you can have 
a picnic right in your own back 
yard! Invest in a little charcoal 
broiler, set it up in the driveway, 
and just get a whiff of the steaks 
you can cook on that little broiler! 
Or if you have a little fireplace in 
your back yard, invite your friends 
over for a hotdog roast on a starry 

Warm weather is almost here, 
and it’s not too early to begin 
thinking about how you can make 
the most of your picnic days, and 
have a rolicking, picnicking good 

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ing at the 

7:45 P.M. 


Professors . . . 

(Continued from page 9) 
No student complains because his 
professor forgot his tie, but he 
will complain if the teacher neglect- 
ed to prepare an interesting discus- 

Students sometimes scare off pro- 
fessors from telling the same stories 
year after year. The average pro- 
fessor cannot afford a gag writer; 
so if the stories are good, let him 
tell them endlessly! 

The Over-Hanging Mossbacks: 
This type hangs over his lecture 
and reads his lectures. It is difficult 
for students to understand why a 
man who has been giving a given 
set of lectures from five to twenty- 
five years has to read them. Stu- 
dents rightfully complain “he 
doesn’t know the material, why 
should we be expected to?” If these 
professors had the real interest of 
the students at heart, they would 
make recordings and let the stu- 
dents play them in the comfort of 
their own rooms. 

Education Resembles Battle 

The Untouchables: Some profes- 
sors make students feel that they 
are above human contact. One can’t 
deny that in modern mass educa- 
tion the old Marc Hopkins’ concept 
is impossible. Neither can one deny 
that with a class of 100 or 500, the 
professor can’t get to know the 
family tree of every student. On 
the other hand, students like to feel 
they could talk with the professor. 
Besides helping the students, this 
has definite psychological advan- 
tages. If the student knows the 
prof a bit, he will be a lot more tol- 
erant of him. A person can’t hate 
the enemy quite so much if he 
knows him. 

And that brings me to another 
beef. Modern college education 
tends to resemble a battle! The 
contest is to see who can outsmart 
whom. The student participates 
in the contest by seeing if he can 
ferret out the “right stuff” to get 
by on examinations. The professor 
all too often dishes it out with the 
attitude of “get it, if you can” and 
then tries to catch up the students 
on examinations. Is this education? 

Too Good To Teach 

Holier than Thou Professors: 
The highly successful researcher 
sometimes fits this category. He 
sometimes takes too seriously the 
prestige bestowed upon him by the 
public and the college administra- 
tion. One professor in this category 
was at least honest. Several stu- 
dents complained plantively that 
they hadn’t the slightest idea what 
he was talking about during the lec- 
ture hour. His lofty reply was, “I 





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am not a teacher, I am a “RE- 
SEARCH MAN.” A halo was sup- 
posed to appear over his head but 
none was visible to his students. 
They rightfully dread a student 
attitude of “This guy may be a 
full professor but what is he full 
of?” Nonetheless, a very high pro- 
portion of the professors listened to 
could afford to hark to the gospel 
of “good teaching.” 

Professor Perfectus: This rare 
species, a rose among thorns, in- 
spires one with a faith of what can 
be done. He gets little nourishing 
praise from his administration and 
most of his students seem to take 
for granted that a rose is a rose. 
Doubltless he has the genetic capa- 
bilities of greatness but he seems 
nurtured by his own determina- 
tion and enthusiasm. The only re- 
ward he can look forward to is to 
be flattened into a herbarium speci- 
men; he will then be as he always 
has been—“pressed for time.” 

Distinctive Floral 

Arrangements for 

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Ithaca Weather .. . 

(Continued from page 10) 

al storm moving up the Atlantic 
Coast with size enough to reach 
as far inland as Ithaca. In this case 
the wind is from the east or north- 
east, and this is the way it remains 
for 12 to 24 hours. The snow gets 
deep and students cut classes. 

Arising from the frequency of 
such precipitation there are nat- 
urally a number of yarns to be told. 
But we'll get by with just a small 
one from the flood of 1935 (the 
flood that poured 11 inches of water 
into downtown Ithaca in a matter 
of 60 hours). A traffic accident on 
State St. during that July could 
easily involve both motor and oar- 
driven transporters—according to 
the tale, one did. When we get right 
down to it, it does seem rather easy 
to visualize automobiles dunking 
rowboats on State St. at the peak of 
some of this “Ithaca” weather. 

But with our highest hopes for 
successful weather on the Saturday 
of May second and ninth, and con- 
sequently no rain on the cherished 
sixteenth—we sign this thing off. 
Splash. .. ? 

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4-H Club 

Joe Matejka heads the slate of Phone 4-9053 
new officers for the 4-H Club as 

president for 53-54. The other of- 

ficers are: James Ritchey, vice pres- BARTHOLF 

ident; Hazel Bowdren °55, secre- 

tary; Kenneth Sheldon °54, treas- ‘ ‘“ 

urer. Service Station 
The recreation team recently led 

a recreational program for the oe 

state PTA meeting at Cornell, 

April 29th. This team, formed in MOBILUBRICATION 

the fall, has gone out into sur- 

rounding county councils many MOBILGAS 

times during the year to teach 

the council members games, songs, 

square and folk dancing. Kenneth 

Sheldon and Mary Ann Smith are TIRES 

co-chairmen of the committee for 

the coming year. OIL 


A new slate of officers has just 
taken over the Cornell Ag Eco- 
nomics club. They are Mike Host- 
age °54, president; Roger Seefeldt Corner of 
°54, vice president; Mary Ann Kane 
°54 and Carrol Eberhard ’54, secre- Maple and Dryden Rd. 
taries; and Saul Salonsky 54, public 
relations officer. 



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hidden away on shelves, because we didn’t have 
room to display them. 

For instance, our Athletic Department has blos- 
somed out with a fine assortment of sports 
| equipment and clothing. Our customers can 

Dair Bar meander around among the displays and inspect 
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softball and baseball equipment and many 
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May, 1953 




William Bullock was in the 
Countryman’s driver seat during his 
senior year at Cornell. On grad- 
vating he went with the Traveler's 
Insurance Company in Yonkers, 
New York. He married Miss Elea- 
nor Corruth in 1930 and now has 
two sons. In 1930, Mr. Bullock 
started with the Mead Corporation 
of Chillicothe, Ohio where he re- 

mained until 1937. 

Robert Jonas is with the Soil Con- 
servation Service at Warsaw, N. Y. 


Merrill Knapp has seen quite a 
bit of the world, and without a 
uniform. In 1935 he became Tech- 
nical Director to the Albanian 
American Institute at Kavaje, Al- 
bania. Following this he came back 
to Cornell as an instructor in ex- 
tension teaching. In 1943 Merrill 
again got the itch to travel. This 
time he became a United States 
Foreign Economics Administrator, 
serving in Washington, D. C., Lon- 
don, Egypt, and Greece. In 1945 
he became a super market man- 
ager in Batavia, New York. He held 
this position until 1947 when Cor- 
nell again beckoned. He is now di- 
rector of the Rural Radio Network 
here in Ithaca. 


William French is teaching agri- 
culture to war veterans in Groton 
under the government's Farm Train- 
ing Program. 


Angelo Fiscella is the Mt. Morris, 
N. Y., field man for the Birdseye 
Division of General Foods. 



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Mrs. Marjorie Paquette Magurie 
received her Ph.D. from Cornell this 
fall. Marjorie who was a botany 
instructor last term, recently gave 
birth to a baby boy. 


Lee Oliver is completing his 
first year at Yale Divinity School 
after taking two years in the Di- 
vinity School of Boston University. 
His wife, Helen Malti Oliver ‘51 is 
also studying for a Bachelor of 
Divinity degree and will graduate 
next year with Lee. The Olivers 
often return to Ithaca during their 
vacation from school. Lee hopes to 
take a rural parish associated with 
a college town. His wife is special- 

izing in religious education. 


Henry Blewer is selling farm ma- 
chinery for the Petzold Equipment 
Co. in Owego, N. Y. 

Bill Kirsch is working on market- 
ing surveys for the agricultural 
economics department at his home 
in North Syracuse, N. Y. 

Bill Blair is in his second year 
at Western Seminary in Pittsburgh, 

Pvt. Ralph Blumenthal (M.F.S. 
‘52) is working with the Army 
chemical engineers at Camp Det- 
rick, Maryland. His address is 9766 
TSU Chemical Corp, Camp Detrick. 


Arnold Weinberg was married 
last June and is in his first year 
at Harvard Medical School. 

Field artillery lieutenants John 
Talmage, William Hodges and 
Sheldon Butlien are presently sta- 
tioned at Fort Bragg, North Caro- 
lina. Willie and Sheldon will be 
sailing for Germany in the latter 
part of May. 

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Among Army and Air Force lieu- 
tenants we find Bill Ash, John Hoff- 
man, Belton Johnson, Joe McLaugh- 
lin, and Dan Fricke. 

Hank Charlap has embarked on 
the Home Dairy business in Buffalo. 

Toro Fuchigami is engaged in 
nursery greenhouse and turf ex- 
perimental work in Davis, Calif. 

John Mallory is working for the 
GLF Farm Supply Store in Canton, 
N. Y. 


Esther Clark is food service man- 
ager for the Suffolk County Tuber- 
culosis Sanitarium. 
Charlotte Heinzleman is Assist- 
ant Home Demonstration Agent in 
Schenectady County, N. Y. 


Mrs. Myrna Carter Rapp is a 
GLF secretary in Ithaca. 

Barbara Ennis teaches high 
school home ec in Swedesboro, 
N. J. 

Joan Goedert has the position of 
assistant 4-H Club agent of Nassau 
County, N. Y. 

Mrs. Marie Waterbury Layer is a 
home service representative with 
the Long Island Lighting Co. of 
Mineola, N. Y. 


Ann Burrhus and Mary Alice 
Moore have weathered the storm 
of one term of teaching kinder- 
garten in Dansville, N. Y., and 
Candor, N. Y., respectively. 

Eleanor Carey is a dietetic in- 
terne at the Massachusetts General 
Hospital in Boston, Mass. 

Gertrude Strong Neff is continu- 
ing her education as a graduate 
student in home ec here at Cor- 


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Here’s the hydraulic 3-point hitch that’s "way out ahead! It’s 
the MM QO Hirtcuor for the Model BF Tractor that offers 
the modern farmer-businessman double value because it gives 
him this double action: (1) This advanced MM QO Hitcuor 
offers new ‘“‘Free-Floating”’ action that allows attached im- 
plements to move up and down independent of the tractor. 
And, unlike any other 3-point hitch system, the MM HitTcHor 
allows split-second lifting, even in “‘Free-Floating” position. 
This means that a moldboard plow attached to the HircHoR 
can be set “free” to hold a uniform depth just like a wheeled 
plow. And, the tractor operator can pull the plow in “‘free” 
position and still lift the implement for easy transport. The 
farmer gets high-quality, pull-behind plowing with all the 
advantages of the MM 3-point system. (2) Now, suppose the 
farmer wants controlled down pressure. He moves just one 
pin and QO Hitcuor applies pressure evenly and smoothly to 

hold a disc plow into the ground, to put pressure onto a 
scraper or scoop. It’s that quick, that easy. Tools mount and 
dismount in minutes. Truly, the MM QO Hitcuor offers the 
last word in 3-point operation . . . offers more, because it 

does more. 




. Stabilizer Bar (F) is 
standard equipment 
on the MM QO 
HITCHOR. Bar oper- 


When implements are al- 
lowed to “float”, pin (A) 
is locked out. Then, lifting 
roll (B) controls linkage 
arm (C) only when Uni- 
Matic jack (D) lifts linkage 
arm at (E) for transport. 
Hitchor offers hydraulic 
pitch control from tractor 



Note that pin (A) is now 
locked in. This permits the 
operator to maintain full 
control of mounted imple- 
ments and apply down 
pressure when desired. 

ates three ways: (1) 
to stabilize draft links 
and center on the 
tractor (2) to stabil- 
ize links but center 
to right or left of 
tractor, and (3) to 
make links free- 
swinging but limited 
in swing to clear tires 
for contour work, 

A report to you about men and machines that help maintain Internatior-al Harvester leadership 

Variable-Speed Propulsion for the McCormick No. 127-SP 

IH engineers know that a combine must have a wide 
range of instantly adjustable field speeds to help farmers 
do a fast, clean, thorough job of harvesting under all 
conditions. This is why they have built the McCormick 
No. 127 self-propelled harvester-thresher with a 4-speed 
transmission and a variable-speed, V-belt propulsion 
drive. The handy propulsion control lever, mounted on 
a 9-position quadrant, changes the diameter of two 
variable-speed sheaves simultaneously to furnish accu- 
rate speed adjustments within each gear range. Farmers 
can maintain a constant separator speed, yet match their 
travel speed to varying crop conditions instantly . . . to 
do a better job of combining and cover more acres a day! 

Speed ranges of the four forward gears overlap to give farmers a 
wider choice of travel speeds in each gear. With 9 speed adjustments 
in each of its four gears, the No. 127-SP has a total of 28 different 
speed settings—ranging from a slow crawl for inching over ditches and 
rough spots, to 1242 mph. for road travel. 

IH engineering teamwork produced the variable-speed propulsion of the 
McCormick No. 127-SP Harvester-Thresher. Another example of how IH re- 
search, engineering, and manufacturing men are constantly pooling their tal- 
ents to solve problems—to provide equipment that makes work easier and the 
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