The 1982




Cover design and photograph of RockweJl Hall by Barbara Ann Hoff· man Title page photo by Rockwell Hall as seen from the Scajaquada Express· way by Connie Giancarli

\ For everyone, who, over the past fifty years, has graced this campus. From the Faculty to the Administration, from the Presidents to the students. For

Dedication by Edward Reisdorf

leaving behind some personal mark to say "I was here," and for helping


Buffalo State College grow into what it is today. More important, to everyone

in the next fifty years who have yet to influence and be influenced, this book is

with a comparison of 1931·32 and 1981·82

respectfully dedicated to you.


including Homecoming and the Dance Marathon


Greeks and Intramural Sports sections and a look at the Alumni Assodaticn


coverage of newly dedicated Hubert E. Coyer Field


report. on the activities of the Public Affairs office

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Architectural Who's Who

mation and background on the buildings and the prominent citizens associated with our illustrious col– lege, ALBRIGHT HALL - This build– ing, which is located diagonally across the street from the main cam– pus, was named after John Joseph Albright (1848-1931) . Mr, Albright moved to Buffalo in 1883 where he became a giant as a leader and pro– moter of water power generation of electricity, and pushed for its distri– bution throughout New York State, Mr, Albright donated the Albright Art Gallery (now the Albright-Knox Art Gallery) in Delaware Park to the city, which was completed in 1902, at t he cost of more than a million dol– lars, Mr, Albright was known as a fi– nancial genius, a patron of the arts, and a generous donor of public gifts. Albright Hall has a long, if not con– fusing, history. In 1920 it housed the Buffalo Museum of Science, It be– came an art school in 1928, Its name was changed from the Old Elmwood Museum to Clifton Hall in 1929. When it merged with the University of BufIalo in August 1955, its name was altered to Albright HalL The College of Education art department bought the building in 1958, but they left it for Upton Hall in 1963, At pre– sent, Albright Hall is occupied by the music department. BACON HALL - One of the Four original buildings erected on the new campus in 1928, this building was dedicated to the memory of Gertrude M, Bacon, (1866-1937) who served the college for more than fifty years as critic teacher, principal of the School of Practice, head of the critic and methods teachers, superinten– dent of practice teaching and as pro– fessor of elementary education , Bacon Hall, originally the Practice School of the State College for Teachers and later called the Cam– pus School, was well known for the fine work done in observation and practice teaching. The building was dedicated to Gertrude M. Bacon dur– ing the Special Dedication Week in 1963, In 1967, a five-year renovation project began in the halL The build– ing was designed for the use of the Professional Studies Division. BISHOP HALL - This building opened in September, 1959, as the first all-male dormitory established

Vas t hordes of students have passed through the history-steeped halls of the State University College at Buffalo. Their thoughts of the halls and buildings on the campus are usually restricted to, "Yeah, I have a class there and after that class I have only ten minutes to get to a class way over here, and then my oth– er class is ... " Usually, the majority

of the individuals who attend Buffalo State are oblivious of the heritage of the structures themselves or of the benefactors for which they have been dedicated 'to. Therefore, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the State Uni– versity College of Buffalo's residence at 1300 Elmwood Avenue , we shall attempt to bludgeon you with infor-

The original Buffalo Normal SchooL

~ite of the second Normal School, this is now Grover Clel'eland High School. (Photograph courtesy l'rOVer Cleveland High School)

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nutrition and food science, environ– mental and consumer studies, and human development, family, and community relations; and II. Voca– tional Technical Education. These divisions had been housed in Ket– chum Hall previously. The structure is dedicated to Myr– tle Viola Caudell (1878-1963), who served for nineteen years as director of the home economics department of the Normal School and the College of Education, from 1919-1938. CHASE HALL - Once known as South Hall, it was erected at the same time as Cassety Hall, and used as a dormitory. The building was dedicated to Susan Frances Chase, who was born in Shanghai, China, of missionary parents. Miss Chase was a member of the stall of the Buffalo Normal School from 1899 until she retired in 1926. She was noted as a woman of culture, wis– dom, and integrity, teaching the General Elementary curriculum. GROVER CLEVELAND HALL - This administration and student service building is named after Gro– ver Cleveland (1837-1908) who was not only a member of the first Board of Directors (1870) , a lawyer, assis – tant district attorney (1863), and Sheriff of Erie County (1870), he was also the 22nd and 24th President of

in the development of this college. Edward H. Butler served on the Board of Directors from 1902 to 1914. When he died, Edward H. But– ler, Jr. took his place on the board and then Mrs. Bruce R. Wallis, in turn, continued the Butler family's support of the college. CASSETY HALL - The corner– stone for this building was laid in 1949. It was originally North Hall and was the first permanent dormi– tory on campus, replacing Pioneer Hall, a 2-year temporary dorm. In 1963, it was dedicated to the memory of Louise M. Cassety (1873-1931). Miss Cassety was the daughter of Dr. .James M. Cassety; scholar, teach– er and principal of the Buffalo Nor– mal School 1886-1909. She directed the Kindergarten– Primary Training Department from 1922-1927. She also helped advance the education program from a 2-year to a 3-year program. CAUDELL HALL - This build– ing houses two divisions: 1. Caudell Division including home economics,

on campus. It was dedicated in 1963 to the memory of Irving Prescott Bishop (1849-1913), a popular sci– ence teacher. Mr. Bishop was appointed teacher of sciences in the Buffalo State Nor– mal School in 1888, and served in that capacity until December, 1912, wh~n he retired because of illness. Mr. Bishop took a personal inter– est in his students' activities, even donating personal funds to their publication "Normal Thought" to show his support. Because of his con– stant generosity, the pupils dubbed him their "patron saint." Bishop Hall is now used as an of– fice for administration and faculty. EDWARD H. BUTLER LI – BRARY - The library was the first building to be dedicated to a person. It was dedicated May 16, 1952 to the memory of Edward Herbert Butler (1850-1914), who was the founder of tbe Buffalo Evening News and Buf– falo Sunday News. Although dedi– cated to one person, the entire Butler family has played an important role

Jesse Ketchum (1782-1867)

One exuberant unit of the Moving Day Parade to the new campus, January 12, 1931.

First visitors to the State Teachers College, January 12, 1931.

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All we need is a fieldhouse. Compared to the archi– tect's sketch of the original campus (1928), it's plain to see that the State University College at Buffalo has exper– ienced a tremendous amount of growth over the past half century.

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new campus structures in 1928, and it was referred to as the administra– tion building. The building was dedi– cated to the memory of the man who was the president of the college at that time, Dr. Harry Westcott Rock– well (1882-1961). Because of his fore– sight and deep personal interest, the college enjoyed great growth and de– velopment. Through Dr. Rockwe ll, Buffalo State was the first of the state insti– tutions to have a dormitory, to erect a separate library building, to be the first New York State operated teach– ers college to offer a bachelor of sci– ence degree in elementary education, and to have a masters program in 1945. UPTON HALL - The Industrial and Fine Arts complex was dedicated to Daniel Sherman Upton (1864- 1918), who was the third principal of the State Normal School and was a promoter of industrial arts educa– tion. The building was occupied in 1962. One unique facet of the building is the technical areas common to both the art and industrial arts, to be found across the hall from each oth– er' thus complementing the value of each discipline. WEIGEL HEALTH CENTER - In the early days of the college, the medical facilities were one nurse in a room. Because of the tremendous growth of this learning institution over the years, and the increased trauma that lone nurse suffered at the hands of the expanding enroll– ment, a new health center was built. It is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Paul J. Weigel (1912-1969), who was Director of Student Health Services at the college from 1966 to 1969. The center is a two-story structure with 41 rooms. It also includes five examining rooms, an emergency room, pharmacy, laboratory, allergy room, isolation rooms, a large waiting room and offices. (Top) In a town where a chicken's wings aren't safe the out.door sculpture entitled "Cock– a-Doodle-cloo" encountered verbal abuse amongst some students regarding its aesthetic qualities. Here it stands in front of Upton Hall in mid-assem– bly. (Middle) Porter Hall dormitory, named in honor of Peter Buell Porter, local politician and military man. (Bottom) The Moore Complex silently witnesses a traffic jam sans drivers in an adjacent parking lot. The four towers were named after Frank C. Moore (1896-1978), comptroller and lieutenant governor of the State of New York. Who's Who/II


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the United States. KETCHUM HALL - This was one of the four original buildings erected on the Elmwood campus. Now a general classroom building, it was dedicated to the memory of J es– se Ketchum (1782-1867) who was never on the staii of the college, nor a member of the Board of Directors or an administrator. He was merely a citizen who enthusiastically support– ed education in the Buffalo area. It was because of his donation of a "hay field" that the very first Normal School was able to be erected. MOOT HALL - The dining hall was dedicated in 1963 to Adelbert Moot (1854-1929). Adelbert Moot was a leader of the state bar, Vice– Chancellor of the State Board of Re– gents and an active leader in Buffalo civic affairs. It was through Mr. Moot's influ– ence that the home economics de– partment was placed on a four-year basis and the school became a college instead of a normal school. ROCKWELL HALL ~ Rockwell Hall was one of the first four original

Dr. Harry Westcott Rockwell (1882·1961)

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September 26, 1981

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The first meeting of facu lty and staff this fall was distinguished by special 50th anniversary ceremo– nies in celebration of Buffa lo State's move to the Elmwood Ave– nue campus in 1931. There was an academic procession of the college 'O ffi cers and senior faculty and ~taff - those with 25 or more years of service - to open the ce remonies at 3 p.m., Wednesday,. September 2, 1981 , in Upton Hall audi torium. Following the auditorium pro– gram, a time capsule containing co llege publications, (the Elms 1981 Yearbook and the 1981 Sum– mer Orientat ion issue of The Re– cord ) Buffalo newspapers, photo– graphs, messages from Buffa lo Mayor James D. Griffin and Erie County Executive Edward J. Rut– kowski, and other mementos of 1981 were buried in front of the Upton Hall.

(L. to R.) Dr. Barbara R. Frey. Vice-President of Academic Affairs; Dr. William Licata, Vice-President of Administration; Dr. James A. Gold, Vice-President of Student Affairs.

(L. Lo R.) Dr. A. Gene Steffen, Director of Instructional Resources; Mr. Charles C. Blaime, Chairman of College Council; D. Bruce Johnstone, President; Dr. David A. Cappiello, Professor of Industrial Arts F.ducation.

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D. Bruce Johnstone, President.


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A Quick Glance Backwards

to issue bonds not to exceed $40,000 if the State Commission should ever happen to agree to establish a normal school in Buffalo. On November 7, a public-spirited citizen of a colorful background, who was greatly interested in the educa– tion of the local area, a Mr. Jesse Ketchum, deeded to the city for only $4,500, the lot bounded by Jersey, Fourteenth, York, and Thirteenth (now Normal Avenue) Streets. This was to aid the city in fulfilling its share of the contract. The lot, a plain old hayfield, was 300 feet by 600 feet and contained roughly five to six acres. A committee was appointed to try

to persuade the Legislature to select Buffalo as one of the four sites to be ultimately chosen for the new normal schools. In April, 1867, the Legislature did just that by passing a special act. Two years later, the cornerstone of the new school was hlid. On September 13, 1871, the first class entered the Buffalo State Nor– mal and Training School. The three– story school building consisted of an assembly room and classrooms on the third floor, a large study hall, li– brary, and classrooms on the second floor, and the school of practice grade rooms on the first floor. The princi– pal and his family were housed on

Our College's history is loaded with fascinating details like a fat taco. Unfold the tortilla shell of time and the various ingredients of in– volved people, stages of growth, tra– ditions, and memories concerning our campus spill out. A brief, arbitrary rundown of the college's early history. Al– though the College has been on Elm– wood Avenue for fifty years now, Buffalo State is actually 110 years old. Its beginnings took place in April of 1866, when the New York State Legislature by special act au– thorized four new normal schools. On November 1, of that year, the Board of Supervisors of Erie County voted

Grover Cleveland's tower. (Lower left) Having some fun in a parking lot. (Lower right) It doesn't look it, but Kleinhans Music Hall was built in 1938.

Old Home Week - some sights around Grover Cleveland High School, the neighborhood of the old State Teache1'9 College. (Top left) Examples of houses with character; this sharp looking home is right across the street from the high schooL (Top right) In the background to the left you can see

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Buffalo Psychiatric Center - soon after moving to Elmwood Avenue, an issue of The Record reported that students had stopped

~is. This event is probably the most Important in the history of the school and represented the results of untir. ing efforts on the part of Edward H. Butler, the Board of Managers, and Adelbert Moot, vice-chancellor of the Board of Regents. In 1926, still further advancement in the work of the school was brought about. Six head professors were added at one time, thus enabling the offering of a larger field of electives with majors and minors. On May 27, 1927, the State Board of Regents changed the name of the Buffalo State Normal School to that of the State Teachers College at Buf– falo. On March 9, 1928, the Legisla– ture passed a bill giving the right to the legal title of New York State Col– lege for Teachers at Buffalo. This ac– tion gave the College the same Facul– ty classification and salary schedule as that of the Albany State Teachers College. On October 9, 1929, Edward B. Butler, Jr., using the same trowel which his father had employed in 1913; laid the cornerstone of the main College building on Elmwood Avenue . On January 12, 1931, the students of the State Teachers College at Buf– fa lo started off the second half of their school year with a boisterous parade from the old building to the new Campus on Elmwood. The College received many letters of congratulations and greetings from ~umer.ous friends in high places, mciudmg Franklin D. Roose– velt, Governor of New York: The future of the State Teachers College at Buffalo equipped now to meet the ex~ panding educational require– ments of the Buffalo area is in– deed bright. The possibilities before the institution cannot be gauged with the measuring rod of the past. Prophetic vision would be requisite even to ven– ture approximate conjecture of its attainments in the years to come. Glorious as its past has been, its future promises to out– shine the splendor of years gone by.

saying, "You're crazy!" and had replaced it with, "You belong next door,"

the first floor, also, with additional room on the second floor and the ~sement. With its enrollment constantly in– creasing, the Normal-8chool began a series of expansions that continues throughout the history of the Col– lege. In 1888, a 90 foot square, three· story science building was completed 40 feet north of the main building. The only way you could get into the building was by crossing a bridge that connected the second floors of both buildings (nicknamed "The

Bridge of Sighs" by the students). Soon, the principal and his kin were squeezed out so that their space could be used for school purposes. In April, 1892, the Kindergarten was established under the direction of Miss Lois Palmer. It began as a semi -private attempt as the teacher was furnished only the equipment and her salary had to come from the tuition of the children who attended the Kindergarten. In 1898, Mr. Edward H. Butler be– came a member of the Board of

Trustees, and in 1902, he ' became President of the Board, a position that he kept until his death in 1914. Mr. Butler made tremendous contri– butions to the school's growth and reputation that haven't been dupli– cated by too many since. When he became President of the Board, he immediately started pushing for the construction of a new building. Two new courses were added in 1910: Household Arts and the Vocational Department. With these two addi– tions to the curriculum, the need for

Zephel Owens manning the turntables at WSCB; after an 11 year wait, the campus radio station goes FM.

a new building greatly increased. October 9, 1913, the cornerstone for the new building was laid. Sep– tember, 1914, the building was com– pleted and the students came in for the first time. In March, 1914, Mr. Butler died, bequeathing $5,000 to the school for library purposes. A six-week session of the Normal

School started on July 2,1917, to ini– tiate the first sessions of Summer School. In the summer of 1918, Dr. Daniel Upton, principal of the Normal School, passed away very suddenly. He was succeeded in January, 1919, by Dr. Harry Westcott Rockwell. In June 1923, the first degrees of Bachelor of Science in Education

were granted to the students of the Vocational Homemaking Depart– ment. On June 24, 1926, the Board of Re– gents authorized the Normal School to grant the degree of Bachelor of Science in Education and approved the tentative courses for the fourth year. With this action the Normal School was placed on a collegiate ba-

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Finite Duration of Continuous Existence. President Reagan scored by having his tax cut plan passed. His third big win, which many thought was impos– sible, was the selling of five AWACS radar planes and other air-combat equipment to Saudi-Arabia. It was passed in the Senate 52 to 48. The President also flexed his mus– cle with federal employees, .specifi– cally, PATCO (Professional Air Traf– fic Controllers Organization). PATCO had gone on an illegal strike, and Reagan warned them that if they didn't go back to work, he would fire

. . . and now, a To and Fro Perusal of a took the cartoon division award; in the comedy division, The Music Box, a Laurel and Hardy film won the bald statuette. Also, Walt Disney received a special award for the cre– ation of a cute animated character known as Mickey Mouse. from Tehran, Iran, after 444 days of captivity.

them all. They didn't and he did. Planes continued to fly, although not at 100 % of the scheduled flights . Reagan was also the first of anum– ber of targets assassins shot at during the year_In April, Reagan took one of six bullets fired by suspect John W. Hinckley, Jr., 25. Reagan was imme– diately operated on and came out of it alright. Most seriously wounded was Press Secretary Jllmes Brady who took a bullet in the head, but survived, in spite of early reports in the media of his death. Also in the news were the members of Reagan's staff. Secretary of State Alexander Haig informs the people he's in charge, soon after word of Reagan's shooting. Budget Director David Stockman gets a reputation for being a butcher; adds an interest– ing twist to the news with his inter– view in the Atlantic Monthly. The interview was loaded with memora– ble quotes, including this one about his recommendations for cuts in So– cial Security benefits: "Basically I screwed up quite a bit." Secretary of the Interior James Watt is attacked by various environmental groups for his methods of handling our natural resources. National Security Advisor Richard Allen is spotlighted for ac– cepting $1000 from a Japanese monthly in order to get an interview with Nancy Reagan. It was an interesting year. • Scholarship 1st Stude: "There's a fine fellow on the crew". 2nd Stude: "Yes" he's a gentleman and a sculler". -The Record, April 17, 1931 • There was a big social event in Eng– land during the summer of 1981. Prince Charles of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer got married, amidst rioting in other parts of England by hundreds of unemployed youths . Later on in the year, Lady Di an– nounced her pregnancy. The couple appears to be getting along win– ningly. Where did you say you went? In its 110 year history, our college has undergone a lot of transforma– tion, not only with its curriculum and campus, but also in its name. What

There are a number of things that can be said about what happened in 1931-32 and in 1981-82. However, there's not a lot of room in which to bel comprehensive about it. So, what follows is a collection of bits and pieces of information, chosen rather arbitrarily, that will hopefully satisfy the nostalgic urge. • "It was a good omen, when in Sep– tember, over one hundred people registered in the Senior class, making it the largest in the history of the school. With Arthur York's being elected president , everyone had hopes, for the class had recognized ability, in spite of the fact that it was well disguised." -The Elms, 1932 • Prohibition by F. Scott McBride, .General Superintendent of the Anti – Saloon League of America. "In 1931, a year of unparalleled change and uncertainty, prohibition demonstrated the soundness of its foundations. The Eighteenth Amendment continues to be the val– id law of the land consistently sup– ported by the legislative, judicial, and executive departments of the . government. "1931 ends with the wets still hopelessly divided and the drys even more firmly united ... " "In 1931 prohibition withstood ev– ery attack, and during 1932 it will meet every test and continue to stand as the best method of decreas– ing the evils of alcoholism." -The New York Times, Jan. 1, 1932 • In 1931, eight films were nominated for Best Picture by the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences. They were: Arrowsmith, Bad Girl, The Champ, Five Star Final, One Hour With You, Shanghai Ex– press, Smiling Lieutenant, and Grand Hotel, the Oscar winner. Wallace Beery and Frederick March both received Best Acting Oscars for their performances in The Champ and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, re– spectively. A new category in the A– cademy Awards started that year and that was Short Subjects. The Walt Disneycartoon Flowers and Trees

President Reagan and his Admin– istration were in the news through– out the year. The President scored a number of successes in Congress. He won the fight on budget cuts, hack– ing $50.5 billion from the $739.3 bil– lion budget that the Carter Adminis– tration proposed to spend in fiscal 1982. Military spending was in– creased, while education funds, var– ious welfare programs, energy pro– jects and transportation supports were decreased (which worried those involved with Buffalo's Rapid Tran– sit construction). Later in the year,

• 1981 's biggest film at the box office was Raiders of the Lost Ark with Harrison Ford as the amazing Indi– ana Jones. This film featured the col– laborated efforts of producer George Lucas (Stars Wars, The Empire Strikes Back) and director Steven Spielberg (Jaws, Close Encoun– ters of the Third Kind). Other films released this year were Super– man II; Prince of the City; The French Lieutenant's Woman (with Meryl Streep); Mel Brooks' History of the World-Part I; Tarzan the Ape Man (which was more about Bo Derek as Jane); Ar– thur; Excalibur; Cannonball Run (a comedy with Burt Reynolds, who reportedly was paid $5 million); Body Heat (a s izzling film by . screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan (Continental Divide, The Em– pire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark) who made his direc– torial debut); Reds (with Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton); and a number of films that were part of a trend of graphic violence and gross– ness that was inventively and explic– itly done: An American Werewolf in London, Scanners, The Howling, The Burning, Halloween II, etc. • Locker Lore (a feature in The Record that went from March 2, 1928 to May 27, 1935)- a sampling: "Home Ec.- Although Miss Cau– dell keeps the class on pins and nee– dles, it's a so-so course." -The Record, Feb. 19, 1932 It seems apparent that humor was suffering a depression back then, too (ha hee hol. • A new President of the United States was inaugurated in 1981. J im– my Carter stepped down and Ronald Wilson Reagan stepped up. The in– auguration was particularly memo– rable because the very same day, the American hostages were released



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building visually, setting the mood of a college campus to the outside world. It has become an architectural logo for the school. Unfortunately, since the mid 60's, it hasn't been real– ly complete. In 1931, chimes were in– stalled in the tower and they began ringing on Friday, March 27 of that year to mark the opening of an Inter– collegiate Student Conference. There were four bells in the tower; each struck a note from the major scale, C, D, E, and G. The bells rang every quarter hour. First four notes were struck; then eight on the half hour; 12 on the third quarter; and 16

follows is a sampling of those little changes through the years, taken from the commencement programs: 1879/80 Buffalo Normal School \ 1887/88 - 1926/27 State Normal and Training School 1927128 - 1945/46 State Teachers College at Buffalo 1946/47 - 1949/50 New York State College for Teachers at Buffalo 1950/51 SUNY, New York State College for Teachers 1951/52 - 1958/59 State University College for Teachers at Buffalo 1959/60 - 1960/61 State University College of Education at Buffalo 1961/62 - 1982 State University College at Buffalo SO, remember, don't get flustered if you don't know the real name of the college, everybody will generally understand which school it is you're talking about. What is important is that you keep up-to-date on the cur– rent events that are transpiring in our collegiate community; and you can do that by reading The Record, official newspaper of "Buffalo State College" . • Man encountered space on a num– ber of occasions during 1981. The space shuttle Columbia got off the ground twice . Although the shuttle had been plagued with delays, and its second flight was shortened because of a technical malfunction, the spacecraft appears to be an absolute– ly exhilarating success. We were also treated to more "up close" views of Saturn during the summer. • Rockwell Hall is an impressive

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Awakens the slumbering ages." The C bell was donated by the Elms Yearbook staff of 1931. Miss Dorothy Ralph, editor-in-chief ofthe 1930 Elms composed the inscription on the bell which reads: The Elms, 1912-1930 "In you have we welded cant. on pg. 32

Physical brutality amongst college couples was on the increase in '81; witness Luciana Pautz's savage arboreal attack on Todd Fargo.

notes that played an air by Handel on t he hour. The large bell that strikes the G use to hang in the old school building (now Gro ver Cleveland High School) . It was the gift of Mrs. Rob– ert Livingston Fryer, in honor of her hus~and, who for many years was preSIdent of the Board of Managers. :r'he graduating class of 1930 sup, phed the bell striking the E note. It bears the inscription: "Presented by t he class of 1930 '~ . -

In the '80's, the public dropped cubes of Rubik and freaked out on multi-hued non– juxtaposition.

D' lane Moran waits breathlessly for her soap to work her into a lather.

An evening of thrills and romance Of intense moral decisions appears to be Terry Kimmel's dilemma outside the Boulevard Mall Cinemas.

Color Review/23

;fhot 2 os taken from the covers of the following Time maga:ines:April13, ay 5, October 19, 1981.

22/Color Review

Do you like art? Especially mod– ern art? The Albright-Knox Art Gal– lery has one of the best collections of

uffalo and Vicinity

"The Restaurant Scene" by George Segal, a unique three.dimensional work outside the Federal Building.

what a charming couple!

• • •

mod~n art in the country. Take it from Vincent Price. Do you like to eat? There are pizza places, taco and burrito joints, chick– en wing establishments, cookie com– panies, and even a place with foot– long egg rolls strewn about the city ... there's a lot to do in a city that has the same name as any of several wild oxen . . '. and its outskirts. Do you enjoy natu– ral wonders? You're free to visit Ni– agara Falls, during the summer and during the eerie, unearthly winter. There's a theater district, too, for those individuals who love to watch live performances. Plus, there's the great outdoorsy qualities of Artpark in Lewiston. Do you just like the city life? Buffalo started their venture into rapid transit in '79. If all goes according to schedule, we'll be seeing a pedestrian mall and an above ground subway in downtown by July 4, 1984. The rest of the main trunk, extending from the Memorial Aud to the UB campus at Main and Bailey, shou ld he completed in the spring of '85. Are you into sports? Watching sports? You have a variety of profes– sional teams to choose from here. There are the top notch, swiftly skat– ing Buffalo Sabres of the NHL; the young Buffalo Stallions of the young, fast-paced Major Indoor Soccer League; the contending Buffalo Bills (Right) Makin' tracks for Buflalo - While still under construction, the main trunk of BuITa- . la's future subway system resembles an ugly scar running lengthwise along downtown Main St. However, by July 4, 1984, it will be a far more attractive pedestrian mall featuring above ground rapid transit. (Opposite, bottom) Buffalo hex– ercised its support of the Buffalo Bills with a "voodoo charm" in 1981. This billboard overlooked the Scajaquada Expressway and was slightly al– tered prior to each home game during the season to fit that week's opponent; in this case, the Cleveland Browns. of the exciting, unpredictable NFL; and the Bisons, a farm team for the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball club. Do you like to talk proud? Do you love to strut around at a 45 degree

This gorgeous mural located at WiJliam and Krettner both communicates a posi– tive message and improves the local surroundings.

Buffalo City Hall and the McKinley Monument.


~ ~

ISDN! The Browns Are Battered!

B. bison/25

The Rituals of Tension and Relaxation from Day to Night

house plant. Another day of waking up for classes. Another day of chicken tex– tiles. Would it ever end? The majority of students at Buffa– lo State are commuters: the bus tak– ers, the walkers, riders, drivers. The rest live on campus, in the various dormitories on the grounds. And all of them face the daily task of surviv– ing the morning. The morning! The school day morning. It can be pretty miserable waking up when you don't want to, having to move about am;! get ready for classes, when morning tempera– tures dictate quarantine to the bed for another good two or three hours. The lack of privacy in the dorms as you tidy yourself up appearance– wise, from the self-consciousness of taking a shower, to th,e public display of personal quirks as you brush your teeth. Dealing with traffic on the . Scajaquada and the Kensington.

Diane,Moran sleeps soundly, like a little squirrel in a nest, resting up for the inevitable ap·proach of morning classes.

"Did Jimmy Durante have a nose?" he quickly stuttered in reply. He began to joyously follow her into the kitchen, his heart dancing crazily in his chest. "To think, only this morning I was only a lowly col– lege art student majoring in chicken textiles. Now, I'm with this flimsily garbed Aphrodite who yearns for my loins and craves to keep me happy. It's like a...." The alarm clock detonated next to his head, filling the bedroom with its perfectly irritating peal. He exited the bed by introducing his jaw to the floor, and then proceeded to turn off the relentless alarm after initial at– tempts at shutting off some nearby/

He saw her appear suddenly across th~ room. Slowly she came towards him, staring directly into his eyes, a feline grin creeping across her lips, her body apparently clad in only a large football jersey. He unconscious– ly stopped breathing when she placed her soft hands on either side of his face. Her face was suddenly very close to his. Those gorgeous brown eyes, those sensuous lips. The world was beginning to spin around him. Look, my furniture is sliding about me in a clock-wise direction, he thought. Her beautiful, beautiful lips opened and said, "Care to help me put some TV dinners in the oven?"

Arise! 'Tis anew day! The sunshine beams proudly into this commuter's apartment, sup– plementing the abode's workmanlikeatmo– sphere.

Here is evidence that Buffalo skies aren't always gloomy and fore– boding; sometimes they are bright and misleading.

Getting up real early to be on time for class. Getting up earlier for a parking spot. Getting up. From imagined pleasures and se– curity to the reality of pressure and discomfort and aggravation. Good morning. Yeah, right ... without my TV dinner?

Rick Tarras preIiBres to encounter the dai's activities with his best chin forward, ..

With roughly 80% of the students being commuters. the campus' parking lots are infested with cars shortly after 8 a.m. daily.

26/Morning Stirrings

Morning Stirrings/27

This is the reason why you paid that tuition. The classes. The re– quired courses. The chance to absorb the knowledge that you need to pro– gress towards your goals in life; accu– mulating bit by bit the facts, the skills, the experience that will pre– par~ you for the real world. You con– stantly encounter the mistakes, illu– sions, and pressures inherent of your major, gradually correcting each de– tail until you are a qualified individ– ual wanted by an ailing world for your talents and education. You have a dream and you want to transform it into reality. This is the way to do it and no obstacles are go– ing to get in your way. Are the prices of textbooks going to trip you up? No sirree! Is all that running from class to class, sprinting across campus like some escaped 100- ny, going to wear you out? Ha! The recurring all-nighters, those night– mares of consciousness, will they de– stroy you? Hardly! Are those dozens of classes you missed going to perma– nently prevent you from completing the arduous task at hand? Surely you jest! What about your instructors? The incoherent schizophrenics? The in– timidating slave drivers? The hope– less ramblers? The ones that seem bent on wearing you down mentally, that give you ulcerous fits; are they going to deter you? No way, Jose, Tom, Dick, and Harry! Will you be able to endure the length of time required to receive your degree? Able to ignore the de– sirable individuals that sit in front of you during class, tangling up your concentration? Able to digest infor-

mation while under the stress of a hangover? Will you survive all this daily trauma? Of course you will! One day you shall emerge victorious from the hal– lowed halls of academia and swagger out into the awful reality of contem– porary life, saying, "Howdy, World! I'm here! Ready to take on your prob– lems and try to set things right! Let me help you!" And you'll be swal– lowed up into the multifaceted cha– os, to be toyed with, mishandled, and pushed around, right until your time has expired. When that moment arrives, then you got problems. Comparatively speaking, your life's a piece of cake right now. But, eating lots of cake can get you sick, too. So, for those times when you need relief from the daily rou– tine, the increasing pressures of study, you can unburden yourself just as soon as the day has arrived at its greatly anticipated conclusion ...

.. . 3) trying to decipher a textbook, like Sandy Michel . ..

.. . 4) engaging in methods of relaxation. , .

Daily options tor the student: 1) sucking up the sinfully delightful pleasures of ice cream along the Elmwood Strip, ..

Some strummin' a la Lenny Squires; therapeutically vigorous ironing demonstrated by.fenny White.


.. . 2) settling down in the quad and reading, studying, or just draping yourself on a bench . ..

. . . 5) exercising collegiate discipline. .

Helene PUner continues to type away; Steve Langsa'hl cheerfully toils over an understated crayon project.

28/Diurnal Doings

Diurnal Doings/29

Body language in use; odd grammar, huh?

The Buffulo State crowd gathers at-Regan's Backstreet Bar Thursdays and Fridays, succumbing to the atmosphere of dance, romance, and beer.


Smilin' Lou Vinci at work at Mister Goodbar's.

When the watchful eye of the sun closes for the night, ii's time to come out for fun!

Oh, boy! That night life! Time to set aside the heavy books and- the trauma of studying and term paper deadlines_Time to grab oneself up and toss oneself into the maelstrom of hedonistic activity on the Elm– wood Strip and in the city of Buffalo in general. For the uninitiated, it may be difficult to appreciate the charms various joints have to offer:

people crammed together, extremely high decibels of rock and roll or punk or pop/ rock/punk/whatever, lots of standing around on floors sticky from spilt beer, and casual conversa– tions that can only take place through casual screaming_ But there is a fun catharsis to be had in the volume, in the mingling amongst friends and strangers, and that seems to be uniquely youthful. Until we go deaf, nervous, and/or impo– tent, then we'll stay home and read or watch Perry Como.

A group of friends enjoy a cold Ii· bation at Goodbar's before listening to some live jazz.

Regan's Backstreet Bar - only a beer can's toss away from the college.

30/ Into the Neon

continued from page 23

COMING It seems appropriate that after pe– rusing fragments of the irrecapturea– ble past and briefly assessing the fluxesque present, we should com– plete the circle and temporarily en· counter the unadvertised future. In order to accomplish this, we have en– listed the assistance of an individual who has the astonishing capacity to peek into the realm of That-Which– Is-To-Occur. Our qualified precognosticator was an individual like us, a college student. He had transferred from a small agricultural college named Tuba State to Buff State on a psychic hunch. He dreamt a blind man hit him on the nose with a rolled up newspaper, yelling, "Bad dog! Bad dog! Go to Buffalo State College!" The next day, while standing in front of a fountain dedicated to Our Friend, The Cow*, a blind man walked up to him and stopped, ap– parently waiting for a bus. A gust of wind suddenly blew up, blowing SWIle of the water on the blind man. Immediately, the blind man grabbed a rolled up umbrella from his coat pocket and opened it up directly into our prophet's face. Going by this event and previous psychic phenom– ena experience, our forecaster decid– ed to transfer to Buffalo State. We haven't given his name, be– cause he doesn't want us to. Basical: ly, he's shy and prefers anonymity. So, we've chosen the alias ofWinston Wellington Gorsnead III, but we'll call him Chet for short. Chet's talents seem to work on their own time . Visions come to him whenever they darn well please. So we wandered around with him and waited for something to happen. While eating at a restaurant, Chet told us some of his past experiences with his forecasting capacities. "One of the most difficult things to do is to try to understand what my visions stand for," he started. "Like earlier this year. I still had my job as a doodlepad for a tattoo artist. He was scribbling away on my back one day when I suddenly saw

SOON • • • this stadium filled with baseball players. But they weren't on the field, they were all in the stands. They all had their uniforms on, and I could recognize some of them. Reggie Jackson was there, eating a Baby Ruth. Someone tossed Davy Lopes some peanuts, but he dropped them. Some other guys were trading base– ball cards, but they didn't look like cards. They looked like cardboard copies of $1,000 dollar bills and in– stead of a president's face on them, there was an agent's. "When I looked at the field, there

Our hopes, Chime softly, Bell; Our traditions, Chime clearly, Bell; Ollr very best, Chime ever, Bell."

and exposed the Organization. Then came the Quartermaines and the Cassodines, which sent Luke and Laura and Scorpio onto the Casso– dines' yacht and on the summervoy– age of the Ice Princess where they dealt with all types of glamour and intrigue and science fiction, and were even on an is land for a couple months. Having survived their con– flicts again, Luke and Laura, our hero and heroine, became married in November. Even Elizabeth Taylor was invited to the marriage who wound up giving them a curse for a wedding gift. All these incredible twists and turns have occurred on daytime tele– vision's hottest show, General Hospital. Because everyone and their brother have become involved with Luke and Laura's love life, we are now able to purchase Luke and Laura scrub sets, coffee mugs, but– tons, paper dolls, Scorpio diamond mines, Tiffany Hill hurricane lamps and Pin-the-tail on the Ice Princess games. Plus, classes on Soap Operas, Happy Hours from three to four (when else?), and magazine covers to feed a nation that has gotten hooked on General Hospital. So much so that students would rather not schedule classes at 3:00 p.m. so as to catch the continuing saga, and people would rather call into work sick than miss the adven– tures of Luke and Laura, not to men– tion Heather, Joe, Bobbie, Noah, Anne, Amy, Leslie, and Rich, and good old Steve and Audrey, and of course, Jesse. Will Monica give Alan a divorce? Who 'll get custody of Alan, Jr.? What about Susan and her baby? Did Heather kill Diana and, if not, then who did? And did Mrs. Grant lie about what the murder weapon was doing in the bureau drawer ... ? "General Hospital, You're my worst affliction. General Hospital, you're my favorite addiction, I just can't cope, without my soap!" And so the world went and goes on

assignment was going to be a lot of fun. It was too bad he couldn't con. trol his forecasting better; we were curious about a few of the questions that were going to appear on the mid– terms in our classes. Gradually, our excitement began to shift towards a more subdued emotion everytime we visited Chet. No new visions had come to him, yet. Part of our deal with him was that we would pay for his meals each time we went out somewhere to talk. Five weeks had slipped away since we started our conversations with him.

alley with our pocket knives drawn. He was walking with a bag full of chickens (not chicken wings, but whole chickens) when we jumped on him, screaming, "Well, what's gonna happen? What's gonna happen?" He saw our gleaming weapons and im– mediately fainted dead away. We panicked at the sight, and quickly tried to revive him. He came to as soon as we waved a chicken under his nose. Penitent and embarrassed for what we had done, we apologized profusely. But, Chet stopped us in mid-apology, saying, "That's alright. I understand. Besides, I had a vision when I passed out. "I was watching TV. Hill Street Blues was on and Belker was biting somebody when a commercial came on. A pair of jeans strutted on the screen and they were singing and dancing. It's hard to describe, but the pants seemed to be showing off the person that was wearing them. And the person had a signature scrawled on their back. And that was it." Well. That was it, huh? We talked it over and all we could decide was that perhaps it was a vision of what gene splicing could bring us one day: Designer People? Anyways, we finally let Chet go on his merry way, complete with his poultry, and we returned to the year– book, with our assignment complet. ed and a lesson learned: To know to– morrow can be expensive today (Ac– tually, it wasn't much of a lesson we learned. We just wanted to get away from that expensive fatty). · The fountain was a bronze study of a large cow, clad in a uniform, and sitting upright atop a vicious looking horse; in his hand or foot was a sword from which water gushed forth in an uncontrollable stream and dribbled all over the sidewalk. It was an oddly constructed monument.

An anonymous donor presented the D bell as a memorial to three for– mer principals of the College. This bell bears the inscription: "In loving memory of three former principals, whose labors have con– tributed to the development of this institution: Henry B. Buckham, 1871-1886; James M. Cassity, 1886- 1908; Daniel Sherman Upton, 1909- 1918. To live in hearts we leave be– hind, is not to die." • Well, it all started when Laura, at age 14, killed her lover, David Hamil– ton, and her mother, Leslie, took the rap for her daughter, who pretended to have a memory block. Meanwhile Scotty Baldwin was in love with Lau– ra, and helped her through all the months of psychoanalysis, and even– tually married his sweetheart when she was but a mere 16. He was study– ing law and she was working in the campus disco, that was run by Luke, who worked for the Organization. The Organization was run by Frank Smith, and he wanted Luke to marry his daughter, Jennifer. Luke, on the other hand , had other ideas. He wanted to expose Frank Smith and the Organization, and he was in love with his employee, Laura. The great love affair began when Luke raped Laura at the disco, while she was still married to Scotty. Even– tually, Laura would fall in love with Luke. On the day that Luke was to marry Jennifer, Scotty found out that he had raped Laura and left to kill Luke. Well, they fought before the wedding, until Luke was pushed overboard from the yacht they were on, and everyone thought that he had died! Not so. Instead, he sought Lau– ra, and together they set out to nail Frank Smith . Luke and Laura were on the run, and they dealt with hit men and men dressed as women and a whole slew of new characters for an entire sum· mer, until they emerged victorious

We look to the future.

was nobody there. Finally the teams c~me out, and they were all flies. Big flies. One team was from California and the other was from Florida. They were tossing around some sort of fruit: line drive peaches and pop fly plUms. The pitcher for the California team was a fat fly named San Fer– nando. All the reporters seemed to ha~g around their team, and giving th~lr manager, Jerry Brown, a lot of gnef. "It wasn't until later on in the year that I connected it with the baseball strike and the Medfly invasion." f We were gettinlJ excited waiting or a vision to appear to Chet. This

Chet's a nice guy, and he's got great stories comparable to anything by Luis Bunuel, but the guy also eats like a hippo. He must have gained 40 lbs. since we first introduced our– selves (and with all those doodles on his back; he probably looks more and more like a billboard). By the seventh week we asked him somewhat jGkingly if he saw us mak– 'ing our deadline. We didn't like the way he said, "Uh, oh, yeah ... sure, sure. Say, let's stop in Buzzy's Pork– Out Shangrila for a bite to eat, okay?" Hmm. Well, he finally did receive a vision. We were waiting for him in a dark

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