These Were Builders

ceremony. Edward H. Butler used the same trowel his father used on the same date, October 9 in 1913 when Edward E. Butler, Senior laid the cornerstone for the new Normal School on Jersey Street. The preliminary exercises took place in the unfinished auditor ­ ium of the main building. In the invocation, Rev. Cameron J. Davis prayed that "as the cornerstone unites the walls and foundation of this building, so may all of the people engaged in seeking and teach ­ ing the truth be brought together in brotherhood." Mayor Frank X. Schwab voiced the city's interest in the creation of the new campus. Father Cusick of Canisius College touched on the fine relation ­ ship which existed between the two schools. Dr. Capen, Chancellor of the University of Buffali, spoke on the importance of the teaching profession and the challenge it must face. Other guests who spoke words of congratulations were Dr. E.C. Hartwell, superintendent of Public Schools, Buffalo; Dr. J. Cayce Morrison, Assistant Commissioner for Elementary Education, who repre ­ sented Dr. Frank P. Graves who was unable to be present; Regent Thomas J. Mangan of the University of the State of New York; State Comptroller Morris E. Tremaine, who represented Governor F.D. Roosevelt, and State architect William E. Haugaard. In accepting the trowel from Dr. Rockwell, Mr. Butler said, "I would indeed be inhuman if I did not receive this trowel with a certain degree of emotion. As I look back and review the progress

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