the photo, Forestry from when, The person in the upper left, (the only face
visible) is that of Thomas Marshall Smith, Forestry Grad in 1958. He was
my uncle from Newberry, MI. I baby sat for him and his wife Shirley in the
temporary housing when I was a student from 1955 to 1959. Damn it was cold
in that small trailer. Used to kill the time studying, listening to the Red
Wing Games and the local Finnish station. I got to the point that I could
fake speaking Finnish and made the most of it with Pasty the cop, a distant
relative. Anyone remember Pasty.
On another subject, I went to the NCAA playoffs in 1956? in Colorado Spring,
with the band and Jon Davis. This is the only time on the way out that this train
had to stop in the middle of the night for more beer in Nebraska. John was a
hellofa trumpet player and I played the trombone. We couldn't believe the size
of the hamburgers in Colorado or how easy it was to get beer...John and I got
into a beer brawl one night and the fight ended when we broke a lamp in the motel.
Bill Kincaide, ME 1959
Bill: I made the photo clickable, so it can be enlarged a bit.
I'm not sure that's a forestry photo, but I suppose it could
from some class.
The fellow squatting to the left of the log looks like Pem
Andresen '61 (Chem Eng) who was an H & T. The fellow on the right looking
camera in the light shirt with his arms folded looks like he
could be Jim
McBride '60 (ME) who was Mu Kappa Mu.
I don't know if it's still done but a couple of the fraternities
have a tug of war across a small river to the east, I think,
Possibly it had something to do with that. I went to watch
one of them.
About all I remember is that it was back in the woods someplace,
just the participants and a few spectators. The man on the
right on the saw
looks familiar, a prof I think. I don't think I ever had a
class with him,
tho. Possibly, he could have been an advisor to one of the
There was one girl in my class (Elaine Mosher) who was
in Forestry and one
or a couple upper classmen also, but I didn't know the upperclassmen
Ken Walch '60 was a photographer for the Lode back then. I
have no idea if
he has any records, tho. Last I heard he was in Anchorage,
Gail Richter (Phi Lambda Beta :-)