These Were Builders

of this college, I am filled with more pride than I can express in ■words." He finished his remakrs by reading a list of the contents of the box to be placed in the cornerstone. Led by the guests of honor and the speakers, the large assembly passed through the main entrance to the grounds, and gathered about the cornerstone. The box was placed in the stone, Mr. Butler used the trowel, still marked with traces of the cement used in 1913, smoothed the fresh cement, and the walls and foundation of a struc ­ ture for education were united. A trumpet sounded, and the assembly rejoiced in the singing of "Alma Mater. " On January 12, 1931, an exciting day dawned for the students of the college. During the holiday recess, all equipment had been moved from the old campus to the new one, and all new equipment had been installed. On this particular day, the new Buffalo State Teachers College was formally dedicated, and the new buildings offically were turned over by the city to the state, inaugurating a new epoch in the development of the institution. A parade of enthusiastic, happy students from the old to the new buildings was in the nature of a triumphal procession despite the rather unfavorable weather. A dedicatory program in the new auditorium marked the opening of the school. More than 1,150 students participated in the parade which formed according to class and priority. Each class had a float, same very elaborate, and all stressing some aspect of the occasion. Streets along the route were decorated

Made with FlippingBook flipbook maker