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after a long stay indoors. Preparation
of a great year seems to be taking place
in their domains on account of the early
season. A.bout 100 colonies are expected
tc begin the work. Two extractions are
predicted for the season. Let's hope!
Plans are under completion for the con-
struction of a building adequate for
every means of extracting and storing





A new system is being worked out by
Mr. McClung, the head of the Depart-
ment of animal husbandry, to have every
senior take tlie responsibiUty for a num-
ber of cattle including the keeping,
feeding, breeding and milking records.
Seniors are also to be transferred to the
various branches of the dairy during their
specialization year. Our herd has been
increased with the addition of six new
Ayrshires, purchased, recently. Alto-
gether, there are seventy milch cows.
Milk production is at its height. Last
years' milk production amounted to
510,000 pounds.

Now for the calf barn. There are about
thirty young calves under management,
including 12 bull calves. Five of the
poorer producers at Farm No. 1 are to be
disposed cf, and the two remaining will be
kept for breeding purposes. The bull has
also been sent to the butcher.


Plans are under way to have the land
adjacent to the state highway turned into
a flourishing lawn. The woods around
Lasker Hall and the greenhouse will be
thickened to some extent with the addi-
tion of Norway Spruces, White Pines,
and Austrian Pines. 60,000 California
Privet hedge cuttings are to be planted
on the old mangle patch formerly occu-
pied by the poultry department. A
good many of the young Junipers, Red
Cedars, Arbor Vitaes and Siberian Pines
wi 1 be planted out this spring in the
nursery. Although last year's budded
roses did not show exceptional growth,
they will be attempted again this year.
A new mower, capable of cutting 86
inch swaths at a time, has been added to
the crew of lawn mowers. This will
undoubtedly affect labor efficiency: but
this is nothing to worry about at Farm

The Dean's Tennis Court has been put
under Mr. Fiesser's supervision, so boys,
purchase your rackets ! The gang at the
Landscape Department consists of five
very efficient gentlemen.


"Peep, Peep, Peep, Take Me Out!"
This is the message brought to us from
the chick plant. 10,000 eggs aiC to be
incubated this season. The hatch
has arrived and 49 per cent is the result.
Not so bad, with our facilities on hand.
Two incubators are in operation. This
department is talking over plans of
obtaining an additional electric incubator.
This attachment would be of great value
to students specializing in poultry, for it
will give a fair idea of electric incubation.
Custom hatching is increasing, and this
year it is expected, that this side income
should pay for all incubation expenses,
including school hatches. Orders as far
as New York are coming in for one-day
old chicks. We are gaining prominence,
so it seems.

Farm School's stock comprises four
strains now: Penn. State, Leader, Farm
School and West Strains.

The entire stock has been tested for
E. W. D. and while on the subject, it
might be in place to mention that chicks,
being hatched now are from tested birds.
With this adopted policy and the co-
operation of the thirteen seniors specializ-
ing, this department has a bright future
ahead of it.

Doctor Massinger is working hand in
hand with the poultry department, and
his services have proven very beneficial
to this department.


The carnations are in full bloom and
cutting will continue until June. The
presence of the red spider is being com-
bated with a salt spray. The sweet peas

{Continued on page 3S)

Carl Cohen, '31

t jl ARM SCHOOL is about to begin a new cycle. The last one ended with

Ml the Seniors, friends whom we are sorry to part with, confidently going

out to their real commencement. Those who remain, the veterans of

one and two compaigns respectively, are more or less definitely settled in

their situations. They know what Farm School has to ofi^er and are looking

forward with pleasant expectations to the coming year.

The Class of 1932, we know, comes in with hopeful, wondering ambitious
feelings, and some more or less, decided opinions. Whatever these may be,
they will probably have to be modified or adapted according to existing

Farm School's campus is a little world in itself, and a world that is very
real. There's plenty of good hard work both in the field and iii the classroom.
For instance, there is tilling, cultivating, harvesting, milking and other farm
operations to be done; and Field Crops, Fruit Growing, Dairying and many
other special and related subjects to be mastered. This is only a part of the
school life, for after that, and mixed with it, there is recreation to suit everyone.
School, inter-class and inter-dormitory athletics call for our participation;
and occasional dances. Big Days, Banquets and Vacations, make pleasant and
welcome additions to campus life. Also, let us not forget the library and the
beauties and wonders of Nature around us. Then back this up with friend-
ships that are sure to flourish and comfortable home accommodations, and you
have a picture of what life at N. F. S. consists of.

Besides there are school rules to be obeyed, school politics, clubs, and the
Gleaner to take part in, and school gossip to enjoy.

In this little world there is a place for everyone and a chance to develop
as much as we can through working as hard as we can.




/'^^^IIE 2!)th annual graduation ser-
I vices were lieki on Sunday, March
2-Hh. The chiss receiving diplomas
was the largest in Farm School h story.
An elaborate program was scheduled.
The band with Lieutenant Frankel, and
student conductor Dallas Ruch at the
baton, gave a concert. After the seniors
marched to their places amid enthusiastic
applause, the student body sang the
School Song.

Dr. Louis Nusbaum of the Board, was
the presiding officer. After a few opening
remarks by the chairman, the Rev. Chas.
F. Freeman, of Doylestown, delivered
the invocation. In turn thereafter the
following were presented:

Harry Weissman, who delivered the

President Allman who gave an address,

R. L. Watts, Dean of the School of
Agriculture at Penn State, who, in his
address, gave the seniors some of the
benefits of his own experience.

Other members of the Board of Trustees
then spoke and gave some good advice
and best wishes to the departing seniors.

Leon Rosenzweig, graduating Student
Body President, presented the "Hoe" to
Milton Werrin, as a token of the transfer
of office.

Then followed Dean Goodling's address,
the presentation of Diplomas; and the
Departmental awards. Seven students
majored in Dairying; eight in Flori-
culture; 18 in General Agriculture; 13 in
Horticulture; 6 in Landscaping; and 5 in
Poultry, making a total of fifty-seven.

The Valedictory in which the graduates
expressed appreciation of the efforts of
the faculty and Board of Trustees in
their behalf, was delivered by Morris

Following this, the students sang

"Hail and Farewell" and after a bene-
diction by Rev. Freeman, the seniors were
officially launched on their way.


/^^^■^HE week started off auspiciously

m with the Farewell Senior Dance.
A hired orchestra gave our faithful
Senior Syncopation artists a chance for a
relief. The female visitors were as
numerous as usual, and exceedingly good
to look upon. As a good omen, Sunday
was a mild, bright spring day, instead of
the usual visit from Jupiter Pluvius.

Examinations and final conferences
with the Dean were the Seniors' worries
for a few days, and on Thursday their
days of absolute leisure began. Here
would be a group singing "Hail and Fare-
well." There would go a couple in
especially loud attire. One Senior was
seen polishing up on his golf clubs, we
wonder why? "F" sweaters we.-e prom-
inent on the Seniors' broad chests, a "29"
banner hung from the balcony of UUman
Hall, and trunks were in evidence every-

Wednesday night had been the occasion
of the Faculty-Senior banquet. Advice
from the faculty and good will in spite of
everything which had been, were the
high notes of the affair. The tenderloin
steak and fixings were, as one Senior said,

Baccalaureate night was on Friday and
was combined with the weekly chapel
service. Mr. Hagedorn, Vice-President of
the Board, as the princ'pal speaker im-
pressed upon us the dependency cf the
industrial worker, the lack of prosperity
for the great mass of people in the city,
and the small future of the average college
graduate. As a contrast, the training to
earn a living and the opportunity to make



a nucleus of a happy home life through
agriculture was brought out. Of the
obstacles the Seniors would be bound to
meet with were homesickness and per-
haps not such great physical comforts as
at Farm School. Therefore, Mr. Hage-
dorn urged "a determination to win"
from the outset "and a dismissal of the
critical side of our nature for the first few
months on the new job." He also urged
the Seniors to keep in contact with their
alma mater and fellow alumni.

Mr. Allman, our President, in a few
words also brought out that the greatest
test would be the first year on the job.

Mr. Grant Wright followed with some
practical advice such as getting acquainted
with people, looking for the best in
them, and making contacts with agri-
cultural organizations and the county


Farm School Annex at the Jewish
Hospital was rather busy for a spell
around the beginning of the year. If it
wasn't the appendix, it was Hernia, and
to add to variety there was a ruptured
stomach. Our extra size departmental
hat goes off to the sawbones and nurses
for making such a neat iob of the last
case. "We also wish Rellis, Steinberg
Piovano, Shindelman, Corr and P. Klein-
man and Shipman a speedy and com-
plete recovery.

Sometime ago on our way to and from
classes, our attention was drawn to the
landscape shed by a group of intensely
interested classmates grouped around its
entrance. Investigation revealed that
they w'ere just getting an eye and earful
of Mr. Fiesser, recently returned from a
trip to Germany.

Victory Football Banquet

/^^^■^HE special guests at the 1928
M Victory Football Banquet were:
Coach Hugo Bezdek of Penn State ;
J. G. Boardman, national amateur Golf
Champion; Paul V. Costello and Chas.
Mcllvaine, the World's Olympic Double
sculling Champions and Charley Eckels,
and Chas. Price, football official.

Coach Bezdek, as speaker of the
evening, brought out some of the out-
standing developments in the season's
footballs games. Our other guests had
someth'ng to tell us about the worth of

There was plenty of good entertain-
ment. The Green and Gold orchestra
was in its usual corner. Rosy, Roy, and
Jesse sang and joked: Silver and Weiss-
man gave a first-class vaudeville skit, and
Schwartz and Koltnow added their bit.

Included in the features of the evening
were the presentation of a number of
athletic trophies and a trophy case, the
award of the Athletics College Scholar-
ship to Captain Hoguet and the Varsity
Club presentations. The climax was
reached when Coach Samuels awarded
the "F" sweaters to members of the
Football Squad.

Following the receipt of the sweaters,
the squad retired from the dining room
to elect the next year's captain; on their
return they announced the election of
A.lbert Gysling.

The affair did not terminate till late,
but with the "eats" and everything
else, it would have been hard to find
anyone who grumbled.

C. Cohen, '31.

Qhapel 3\iotes

/^HAPEL Meetings since the Christ-
m n\ nias Vacation brought many in-
vZ' spiring messages to Farm School

On January 4th, Rabbi Julian B. Feible-
man, school chaplain, discussed Jacob's
vision of the Ladder from Heaven. In
the Bible passage Jacob was visited
by angels descending and bearing to him
the voice of God. This brought him a
task to perform and word of the good
that would come, visited by angels; a
kind word, a good deed, a consideration
of our duties as well as our rights will
be our ladder to heaven."

"The purpose of these meetings" was
the subject of Dr. Feibleman's sermon on
January 11th. That purpose is to de-
vote a part of our school time to some-
thing removed from the material side of
our affairs."

Rabbi Unger was with us on January
18th. Under the title "By Reason of
Famine", he discussed the reasons for
lack of faith nowadays, and prophesied
that such a condition will bring forth
"wise and magnetic leaders who will aid
us in bringing about a harmony of the
human soul."

As our Founder's birthday fell on
January 21st, our next chapel service was
held, in honor of his memory. It was
shown that Dr. Krauskopf's life directly
disproved the saying that, "The evil that
men do lives after them and the good
is oft interred with their bones." His
efforts to realize his ideal, the National
Farm School, were brought out, as was
also the great development up to now.
The keynote of Dr. Krauskopf's achieve-
ment was " The path to success is rugged."

It must be levelled by Faith, Work,
and Persistency. That is his challenge
to us. Before the memorial sermon, a
short prayer service was led by Rabbi

"Winter weather, bringing with it colds
and bad roads, deprived us of chapel
services for a while.

Mr. Joseph Welling, former Assistant
District Attorney of Philadelphia, was
our next speaker. His topic was, "The
V^alue of the God Idea." After defining
his terms, he stated that music had begun
with religious chants; .sculpture with the
images of the God Idea; dancing as a
religious ceremony; and mathematics,
with the counting of time between such
ceremonies. Therefore it has done some
good in the world and is worthy of accept-

On February 8th, we were honored
with the presence of the Rev. Freeman
of the Baptist Church of Doylestown.
He stressed the thought that Father
Abraham and his great faith in the face
of all obstacles was the best example for
every young man on the road to a

Cantor Bercovitz, of the Rodepth
Sholem, was with us on February 15th.
After leading a short prayer service, he
sang some of his favorite Hebrew songs
for us. He was accompanied by our
talented pianist Moses Lehrer. The
Cantor's singing was very much enjoyed
and he, in turn, was impressed by the
group singing of the student body.

March 1st, Rabbi Feibleman enlarged
upon the thought of "Man and His Re-
lation to the World", pointing out that
in whatever work we are engaged, we
should realize that it is most fit we should
be there.

March 15th, brought a new and un-
usual speaker at chapel in the person of
Mi.;S Goldberg, executive secretary of the
Jewish Chautauqua Society. In her force-
ful sermon she pictured the nobility and
benefits of a farming career. The out-
going seniors received her special blessing.

C. C.

A. Rellis, '30

zAlumni !h[ptes

"Stud" Elliot is back from Central
America, bringing with him a must
tache cultivated during his spare time
on one of Central America's largest frui-

Rossenman, '28, dropped in on us the
other day, looking the part of a banker's

Cowen, the famous "Johnny", has
forsaken the field of Agriculture for one of

We wish to thank the New York and
Philly Chapters, also "Bruno" Bruno-
wasser of Pittsburgh, for their generous
donation to the athletic association. We
can't help have winning teams with
alumni like ours.

"Joe" Lynch, '28, is now connected
with the Scott-Powell Dairies where he is
working in the bateriological laboratory.

"Froggy" Greenbaum is making out
great at the Allentown State Hospital,
where he is the head vegetable gardener.

"Yap" Weissman, '27, hardest worker
of the Philly Chapter, is now a great

political power in the Quaker City. He
"occupies" a job in the Department of
Public Highways.

"Mart" Cohien is laying them flat for
dear old Temple. Mart has received his
second letter for wrestling. He has been
Temple's most consistent scorer in the
art of " shoulders-to-the-mat."

Harry Harris, '28, is at piesent work-
ing as floriculturist in that famous city of
San Diego, California.

"Johnny" Asch, '26, returned to
France and will leave for Palestine where
he will occupy his spare time in raising

"Nate" Brown, '26, is now working
for the Capital Greenhouses in Harris-
burg, Pa.

"Archie" Cohen, '27, is in the whole-
sale poultry business for himself.

Sam Katz, '27, has charge of a herd at
Denver, Colorado. He seems to like his
position better and better and is rapidlj
becoming a successful herdsman.



The famous "Cowboy" (^oheii from
Tulsa, Oklahoma, has returnetl east and
is now on a farm at Princeton, N. J.

David Friedland, '28, has given up his
job at the Shallcross School, Byberry, Pa.,

in favor of a position as foreman on a
poultry farm.

News concerning the new alumni
members of the 1929 Class will be pub-
lished in the next issue of The Gleaner.


Report of the Philadelphia Chapters:

Meeting held January 13th, 1929.
Was called to order by President Rudley
at 4.00 P. M. The report was given by
Secretary Hesch on the trip that was
made by President Rudley and Secretary
Hesch to the New York Chapter.

A movement is on foot by the Phila-
delphia Chapters to organize a women's
auxiliary to be made up of wives and
sweethearts of the grads. Letters have
been sent out and we are waiting for
results, which we feel sure will be 100
per cent strong for such a body.

The following officers have been elected
for the chapter. Samuel Rudley, Presi-
dent; Edgar E. Hesch, Secretary and
Treasurer; Martin Rosenthal, 1st Vice-
President, and Elmer Weissman, 2nd

An executive Committee was also
appointed, consisting of the following:
Al Frinkel, Sam Rocklm, George Helfand,
Herman Litvin and Rube Tunick.

Silver Loving Cups have been pre-
sented by President Rudley and H.


Goren to be given to some student making
some marked achievement, which will be
decided upon by the Executive committee
as named above.

Herman Trichon will present a five-
dollar piece to the student who is the
biggest asset to The Gleaner each year.

All the presentations will be made

A gold coin will be presented by H. Goren
to the most constructive booster on the
subject of "Keeping the Graduate on
the Farm." A committee was appointed
consisting of the following: Sam Golden,
chairman (Newspaper staff); Matthew
Snyder (Agricultural Experiment Sta-
tion); E. E. Hesch (Florist); Julius
Brody (Furniture); Al. Finkel (Furs);
N. Brownburg (Landscape); S. Colton

We wish to thank the Philadelphia
Chapter for their many awards. This
helps to create more enthusiasm within
the Student Body, and also helps to
bring the Alumni into closer contact with
the work of the students.

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Theodore Krause, '30


/ T 'he year 1929 looms ahead as a difficult one for X. F. S. sportsmen.
I Only two regulars in baseball, five in football and one in basketball
remain. But with that indominatable will and fighting spirit that has
made our Alma Mater famous, and aided by the '"Never Say Die" spirit of our
Coach, we hope to come through as Farni School always has. By hard
clean play, the past classes have made X. F. S. a name to be feared in sporting
circles. Let us keep it there.

Baseball season has just opened. ^Yith only two men to build around,
many gloomy pre-season predictions were made. But a week of practice has
cleared up a lot of these. The infield is playing like a bunch of veterans and
proved a surprise even to Coach Samuels. And with several more weeks of
practice before the first game, they should be in excellent shape. With any
new material that may be expected from the incoming class, we should have
nothing to fear regarding our schedule, even though it is a difficult one.

T. K., '30.

The Baseball Schedule for the 1929 Season is:

April 13 — Wilmington Trade School

April 20 — Lansdale

April 26 — George School at George School

April 27 — Central Evening High

May 4 — Drexel Freshmen

May 11 — Williamson Trade

May 18 — Brown Prep.

May 25 — Temple High

June 1 — New Jersey School for the Deaf.
All games are to be played at Farm School unless otherwise indicated.

'basketball Season


Farm School opened its basketball
season with a bang, taking Brown Prep's
measure with ease. It looks as if Coach
Samuels has put out a better team than
last year.

Morphy, our captain, looks like a
million dollars, showing much superior
form than in the previous season. He
was high scorer with six field goals to his
credit. Lazarcwitz, our diminutive for-
ward, also played a snappy game, scoring
ten points.

Hyneman and Edelson took the honors
for the visitors, scoring all but one of the
baskets made by their team.


Bhowx Phep. N. F. S.

Hyneman forward Lazarowitz

Edelsohn forward Weshner

Hansberry center Hoguet

North guard Jung

Toronto guard Hartenbaum


Using an offensive that ripped them
apart Coach Samuels' Fighting Aggiet
defeated Taylor School to the tune of
51-22. Everyone was in fine shape, with
the fellows scoring goals from all angles
of the court. Lazarowitz is proving one
of the best forwards Farm School has had
in years. He scored four goals, as did
Hoguet who is playing a fine game at
center. Weshner fed the other players
with excellent results. Taylor seemed
powerless to score, only now and then
making a shot.


Taylor School N. F. S.

Perry forward Lazarowitz

Hoff ner forward Weshner

Hoflman center Hoguet

Crane guard .Jung

Fretz guard Hartenbaum


The Green and Gold c|uintet won their
third consecutive ga- -e beating Osteo-
pathy College Freshman, 37-13. Jung
came through, showing his old time form
and led his team in scoring, chalking up
six field goals to his credit. The team is
working like a clock and their defense
was well nigh impenetrable. It looks like
a great season ahead of us; and we're
hoping an xindefeaied season. But we
want our chickens before they are
hatched. Purse and Brett scored all
of our opponents' goals.


Osteopathy Freshmex N. F. S.

Puree forward Lazarowitz

Bidler forward Weshner

Brett center Hoguet

Hartzell guard Jung

Ferrin guard Hartenbaum

Substitutes — Broadbent, Podolin, Kail, Stratford.


In the best game of the season thus far,
the "Aggies" licked Williamson Trade,
39-18. Our boys were in fighting every
minute of play to avenge our football
defeat. No let down in this game; we
wanted victory and wanted it bad. The
whole team played a consistently good
game and are looking better than ever.
Williamson did their best to win but it
just wasn't good enough.


WiLLLiMSON Trade Farm School

Shiml forward Lazarowitz

Kulmsman forward Weshner

Althouse center Hoguet

Howell guard Jung

Kreider guard Hartenbaum

Shorty — "Say what do the red, white
and green lights mean on a traffic light?"

Coleman — "Red means stop, Green
means go and white means to start your




N. F. S. Stars suffered their first
reverse of the season, losing to Elizabeth-
town, 40-32. The long ride set the team
on edge and they lost many opportuni-
ties to make their four shots, scoring only
four out of a possible 13. Elizabethtown
led by only three points at the end cf the
first half, but lengthened this to 14, by
the end of the third quarter. The
Farmers rallied in the last period, but
couldn't close the gap.

Line-up :

Elizabethtown N. F. S.

Blaugh forward Lazarowitz

Wegner, E forward Weshner

Wegner, C center Hoguet

Argstadt guard Jung

Hackman guard Hartenbaum

Substitutes: Broadbent, Podolin, Croutharel,
Zayoss, Minich.


Coach Samuels' Fighting Hearts came
back with a bang and made up for last


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