Ames Forester: Volume 24, Issue 1
Fellow Foresters, fellow alumni and friends: We are assembled for a multitude of purposes. To record our general interest in conservation as a principle, to bear testimony to our special faith in forestry as an instrument of conservation, to gather inspiration from a great educational institution renowned throughout the world for its agricultural leadership, to express our faith in the courage and consistency of the people of this great commonwealth whom it serves, and in all this to pay tribute to the work and services of one who for a full quarter of a century has carried the banner of progress for our common ideals and common objectives, Prof. G. B. MacDonald, dean and creator of the Ames School of Forestry.
A hard-fought football game was in progress at Iowa State Field in the fall of 1910 when the Cyclone field was north of Engineering Hall. The faculty was playing the seniors who had just finished their season's schedule and were in good condition. It was hard work for the faculty, but they were putting up a great battle for theirs was a
An experimental forest is an outdoor laboratory where investigations of plant life may be studied under natural conditions. To be most useful it should be typical of the forested area that it represents so that the results obtained may have general application.