The Record SUNY Buffalo State Student Newspaper

Volume 14

October 1925- June 1926

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Do not let, this lmaglnaUve title mislead you: thla la a tr1l8 dlar, of • Normal School hobo. Immediately tollowlng the summer , eeulon, m., lllll.,... ent wanderlust led me on tor the same reason that the bear went onr tbe mountain (to see what he could see). I started out with little money, less experience, and conaequentl7 fewer brains. It was a Monday (the bluest Monday, 1t proved to be). My Grat lift was with a third rate amusement company, conalstlng of two mulea. three monkeys (the itching kind), two dogs or seve1al breeds, well-m.b.ed, a barrel organ, a miniature merry-go-round and tents, all piled tn a Ford truck (small). I sat on the floor boards with feet banging out the doorway and the three moi.tkeys playing tag all over me. One of them Insisted on getting Into my pack. I rode with that menagelle till we reached the Penn state ltne and then I was left on my own again. I soon got another Utt wltb a typical traveling salesman; yes, dear reader, he was sltghtly inebriated. He aid be could drive better when about three sheets to the wind. Between you and me, I wouldn't want to ride with him when he was sober. We finally arrived ln Erle where I was again left to hoof lt. Now walking thru the city of Erie when a thermometer ls going up like a Marine bank elevator Is not my conception of the Seventh Heaven. But I struggled thru and finally reached the outskirts w�re I dined royally at a bot dog stand. I soon got another lift with a man lLnd his wife: the man was behind the wheel, but bis wife was doin,g the driving. I rode into Cleveland with this man and stayed tbat night at ' my sister's h q,_ 01e: aod, by the way, friends, if you are ,ver away from home, find some rel<ve•; ..•t � cuts-dOWlljOD the overhead. I stayed _In Cleveland two days takiUg.Jn, th& to"fD, , but �illl,k me tn for a couple of bucks, too. • -;'\'- •• . J • I left Cleveland with no regrets, altbo It le a wond8rful:ctlJ' (almolt llb ·. Buffalo). My next lift was with a school teacher from Detroit,? who WU aolDI home. His vacation days were gone and so was bis b&nk abeount. ltl?e proof that he was a school teacher. We passed through Oberfin when: . we AW the beti:uttful �ollege butldlngs and grounds. The schools ot Ohio and llleld• gan, even the rural ones, make those of fiew' York State look lllr:a�a � cabin. I rode into Toledo with .the school teacher and, then left him. la � to eat. My dinner consisted of a cup of coffee and two alnkm� J behind my last dime. I then bailed a truck where I had to IJdft � heave furniture to pay for my ltft.



I arrived in Detroit at llark, but HenrJ Ford waa ..e Down and out I was, I don't care what the Salft.1:loJ:i; stomach bas no pride and by tb1e Ume Dillle. wu.:. � beard pulling up the belt dulls the sharp pau.p .of' �





up to a perfect !3, but I couldn't fool my stomach. 1 went to a restaurant to get a Job m.uaaslng dishes. but they bad beard my line before and I was treated like a cat to a dog house: I wandered around the town looking for eomethlng to eat, but I guess they were suffering from famine there. l finally came acroee a small park down In the beart·or the city where I found about a hundred atNtched out on the ·grass and benches. Birds of a feather ftock tosetber, so I crawled In, too. Hungry tho I was, I was so tired I fell aound aateep. During the night I awoke. and felt my neighbor or bunlde goto& tbru my pockets, but I said to him: "If you found anything there you � are a better man than I am." I finally awoke In the cold, gray dawn. stiff, sore, and hungry. My ltgbt-llngered bunk mate rqused and asked me . where I was going to eat. l told him I would be getting tree board in jail soon if I didn't get a job. He told me where a bakery store was that would give anyone who asked their left-over goods. I went there and was given a dozen rolts. The feasts of the Gods on high Mount · Oiympus were as nothing compared to the nectar and: . a _ f!l brosta of those rolta. · W. E. PECK . · (To be continued in next issue)

Our New Facult7 Xemben There are 1103 reasons for the increase in our faculty. You-etudent reader-are one! To whomever Is responsible we are thankful and not only the Record Staff tak' es this occastoil to welcome them-but the enilre acbool!- To be unbiased they are arranged alphabetically: M"r. Ar:nold Bennett- a graduate of Wesleyan University or Middletown, Connecticut, with "Cum Laude" distinction and spectltt honors mentioned In the field or his­ tory for four successive years. After graduation, he was an instruetor and later principal · 1n the Saybrook (Conn ) High School. He enjoyed graduate work in the field of History and Economics In Harvard, Yale and Bates College. Last year he completed the work for bis Master's degree. majoring in History, in the University of Iowa. Mr. Homer A. Bruce-- has come from Arkansas to join the Educational department. He ls a graduate of the Arkansas State Normal and or t}le University or Oklahoma and has just completed his Master's degree at Columbia. Mr. Brqce , has been honored by ·both Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Delta Kappa rraternlttes. Hts experience as principal and superintendent of high schools 1n Arkansas . are valuable assets. Mr. _ Bruce was a 'member of the Summer Seaton here this year, and we welcome him to our regular' session. ·Miss Sadie Crawford- comes to us rrom Sault Ste. Marte, Mlcblgan. She Is a &Taduate or Alma College in MlChtgan and of Teachers' Colleie, Columbia. MIia Crawford. ta on ,the staff of th"e Kindergarten-Primary department. She has been a member of the faculty of the State Teachers• College or Radford_ Vlr-. gtnta, and has also studied at the UntVerstty· or Chicago. Mr. Andrew Grabau- a graduate of our own Normal, hat returned to become �tDatn1cto,t �

An "If" for Fresh1nen If you can keep your caps when all about you Are losing theirs and wlshtllg you would lose yours. too--­ n you can smile when the �eniors rout you From the seat In the car that belongs to you­ If you can rise when a Senior classmate passes And do his bidding at a stn&le Call, Or carry his books to al1 his classes And yet don't look as if tt bored you ... all. It you can clean, and yet not make cleaning your vocation. If you· can hurry and still your train, If you·can meet with Laughter and Mortlfl.catlon And be "Happy:..(;o-Lucky" all the same, It you can obey when a command Is spoken And yet get to your classes In plenty ot time, Or watch the dre8.m . of "Freedom Forever" broken­

And know that assembly Roll Cali's at nine. If you can keep silence within the library And return a book when you know It is dUe, If you can go through our balls and not tarry, And join In the things that we do, It you'll give of your talents to our school lite And remain In class t1ll the period ends, You may be with us when June comes; You'll reach our level yet, my friends! P. S. If you'll send In a contribution to our paper, (A story, a joke, or an "ad" will do) You'll aee It published a · mue while later, And we'll all join In saying "Thank you!"

the Vocational [ndustrlal Department and athletic coach. Unued hls educational work at the UntveraitJ' of Buffa1o receive his degree very soon. The seven :,ears of 'Vel'X: ence ·at the De Veauz School In Niagara Falls and .hla






Mtsa Ell&abetb Roach- will be e1peelally ..1uable to the Phyllaal Jld-­ her experience and trallllq In thl1 wort. 111.iif'. t ered nurae, ha11na 1tudled a t t bt Butralo o.n..-1 In the d8Jl&rtment of Pb y atcal Train.ins at Cortland !! r i::: t 0 1 :.�-:!u::!. al .!!� ty b�:_-:n::u:J:��:'ua. Miss Ka t hryn Tboma&- bae a most admirable background tor her Gwra.PhY' work hen. Hu firs t year of teaching after her graduaUon fro� Vuaar OoU• wu ID Alaska, her second.In Japan, her third In t he Prilllpplnee and llOW, a trip around t he world, Ins t itute work In MaSne, and the complet:lcm of work for her Mas t er's degree, has come t o us. Mia Thomae la the dauabter of Dr. Augustus Thomas, Commissioner of Education ot -the State of Maine and President of t he World's Educational Federation. BUFFALO NORMAL WELCOMES YOU ALL! Registration With a school originally bunt ilnd equipped to accommodate only about 750, we are especially t axed t his term with the 1,103 studen t s clamoring for an education. The greatest clamor, quite na t urally comes from the grea t est group and so on down the lis t . The y clamor thus: Firs t y ear General Elemen t ary.. . . .. . .. . .. .. . . . • .• 301 Second y ear General Elementar y ....., •.•...... Third year General Elementar y .. Home Economics Depar t men t ... VocattoJ?,&l Indus t rial Department.. 280 245 177 100 I t 's no t everyone who can always have a choice bi t of news to otrer to such an assemblage as ours! Whe t her Dr. Rockwen ls to be commended or condemned for this particular t rai t Is a question. In case you are Ignorant of what I'm hinting-i t 's this! · Butralo Normal opened one week late thta tan and t he time is to be mad� up from ou t t he various holtda y s. Cheer up, folks, -i t 's onl y five days! The Summer Session · The firs t issue of The Record would be quite Incomplete withou t some r8p0rt · from the Summer Session. Tho the number attending In 192' · was· sltghtl y greater than the 1925 regtstratton. the same good spirit prevalled. The 1925 regls�ratlon, b y the way, was 782. Butralo Normal's : summer Session, as does t he regular aeaalon. 184 tlle other Normals in the State 1 D attendance. Oswego bolds second Plact fot-Uds last summer with 669 as their at t endance. The social program was unusuall y ftne. You have alreadJ heard of the Toronto trip as engineered by Mr. Clement, and bealdes this trips t o the Larkin plant, the Hlstorlcal Building and t he Al� The tennis tournament should be of Interes t to au p tor t he fall tournament, eapeclall y . There were two lllftl" one to Margaret Summers, the other to Mathew� of Normal's Summer Session!

·· ·• These aresome of the teachen you are reading about. From left toright theystand: Miss Houck, Mr. Bruce, Mias Keever, Mr. Grabau, Miss Crawford and Mr. To our great regret the Misses Preisch, Thomas and Roach could not be reached at the time this picture was taken. The next best thing todo is to ask any one in their classes for a complete description. "' field of Ernglish and athletfcs at the Sene�a Vocational School make hill! another valuable member of our faculty. Miss Isabel R.Houck- is another Buffalontan. She holds the distinction of being the first "nonteaching" registrar Buffalo Normal · has ever bad! Besides her work as registrar, she ts assisting in the library. From Lafayette High School, Miss Houck Went to Cornell University -where she received her · bachelor's degree in 1922. She bas taught English and La t in in t he high schools of Middle t own and held the poslUon of Assis t ant Secretary in t he College of Ar t s and Sctellces of Cornell. Miss Fa y Keever- has come t o us from Kempton, Indiana, .to take t he place. of M' iss Alice Brigham in the Clothing Work and Homemaking Department. She ts a gradua t e of the Indiana State Normal, but has been associa t ed principall y with the Universit y of Minnesota, having been graduated from there 1n 1924: and also having assisted two· y ears . in_ t he Clothing o,partment. Miss Keever has also been honored. She is a member of Phi Upsilon Omicron and Omicron Nu, bo t h honorary Homemaking sororities, and Phi Lambda �eta sororit y . Miss Helen Pretsch- stlll another Buftalonlan and a graduate of Buffalo Normal, ts a successor to M1ss Boorman. Since her graduation in 1922, Miss Pretsch has de�ted herself to Kindergarten work In the Cit y Depar t men t and her success ln that fteld bas brought her back to us.


Flfty-ftve countries or the world an rep This leavea only aw lmPortant countnea out pt MuJco, Turkey and the United Statee. All the Germany apply tor admittance. but Oe1'1DUY f non•memben, and, therefore, hesltatn. Altha the United States ta not a member, there are done Important work ln the league. Mr. John B&IMtt Moore. protes wp r ot tnternaijonal law at Columbia Unlnnlty fff ecnne Mr. Raymond Foadtc)i" of tbts city ta another. Mr. FoldlcJr: JIM, deputy secretary of the league. Bishop Brent, another Bdal� Or much infhience tn many questions. The cost of the league Is really not Pxorblt•nt, since the roar mllllcm,.&Dd a half spent yearly seems a smaI1 emount for the work It 19 accompllahhlg. A lecture, such as this, would be far from democratic wttllout the 111,en­ Hon of Sir Eric Drummond, a Scotchman.. Mr. Drummond 11 morere8llOD,8lble tor the success of this great court than Is ·any other one penon. America la not only proud of Its importpnt men, but proud of men auoh aa Mr. Drum­ mond. Dr. N. H, Dearborn, who took bis Ph.D. in Teachers College, Columbia University, In the field of Education, has recently been appointed asaaslataDt tn charge of teacher-training actlvtttes throughout the entire state. Bia work will embrace supervision of Normal Schools, Training Classes. and certUlca­ Uon of all teachers. He recently visited the school and investigated its work. its buUdtng appointments, its future plans Or expanstoir and conferred with Dr. Rockwell regarding the · Ieglslattve appropriation for nf:9xt 7ear. Be addressed the students in assembly on the occasion ,of h1B vtalt an4, ,r8traat. may be a trequerit visitor here In · the tUture. Normal wouldn't be "normal" without tts radio We ba'Ye them. Mr.· Clement, our official advance aKent for the radio, has alread7 booW dates . with.wGR for tall concerts. On November 30, from 10-11 p. m., a general mualcal 'PrOll'&m wtll be • given. . The program tor December 2t ls to be an especlally" .o.etreat.. · - � time to time thruout the tall there will be Educattonal TaUEI, th• t1elille dates to be announced later.

Being a member or the Freshmen Class at Normal ls�'t the worst tht we could wish on a Umld, well meaning lass who Is desirous of mastering th intricate Household Arts. lnde£d, it l:aa its c:,mpensltlons. One's famil circle Is happily enlarged by the add.itlon of a Junior sister and a Sophomo ,... sister both of whom celebrate the adoption with very delightful parties. The Juniors' party took plil.cs on Thursday, October 1. The children wer presented with bonnets trimmed with the appropriate Freshman color. They were then enterta.lned by a reW playful games and those who could spea pretty pieces or perform in any othe- w�re ·)ven an opport'lntty to display tbelr talents. Dinner was served at six o'clock and was followed by dancing. The Sophomores gave their party on Monday, October 6. When the Fresh• men. recovered from running the gauntlet, they were presented with a fr&· grant corsage of radishes. The Soph · "boys" then chose partners f om among their victims and danced until six ·wh·en a luncheon was served. The H. A. girls are very happy to welcome into their midst the one and o'nly male member of the Homemaking Department, Donald Edward. Al­ though he ts only five months old, he has captured many feminine hearts with his blue eyes and golden hair and is certain to prove a very successful practic house baby. The Homemaking Department Is very glad tO permanently · eclaim Mrs May C. Nye who was with us while Miss Smith was studying in Columb Mrs. Nye Is µow In charge of Second Year Foods, and work In Te � tlles. The H. E. Club gave a butret luncheon tor the Freshµie'n on Wednesday, th twenty-first. The Seniors acted as hostesses, the rJuniors prepared th refreshments and the Sophomores had charge of - the entertainment. (Editor' Note-Who did the eating-freshmen?) The Bulletin Board Committee had an Informal dinner on Thursday, Oct her 8, In the practice dining room. Business of the coming year was dis cussed.

The flral faculty meeting ot the year w&s tn ·the natUl'e of tr new members and was held at the residence or Principal aad on the evening of September 15th. Dr. Rockwell addressed the Women �cl ter House on Tuesda'J', October '1, � Will IA! State Teachers• AasoclaUon In Roclieater on Nb

Marriages M. Helen Thompson, '24, to Mr. Don3.ld Stone. Evelyn House, '24, to Mr. John Matnprize. Paultne Murray, '26, to "Mr. Jack Gelsenbardt. Dorothy Wellman, '26, J to Mr. Carl Witte.



The One:Year Vocational or so-called Scholarship Group of 1925-26 ls composed ot twenty men and five women gathered from all sections of this State. The trades represented are machinist, printer, carpenter. pattern• maker, .. eJ�c trlcian, automoblle mechanic, sheet metal worker. mechanical draftsman, architectural draftsman, dressmaker, garment machine operator and milliner. The people of this group are live wires. They are Interested in the wel­ fare and activities of our school and many of them are already allied J,'ith the various school organizations. Most of the men are accustomed to more action and exertion than the school curriculum demands and during periods which are not taken up with school work they may be found on the- campus with an indoor baseball gettin� rid of some surplus energy, as well as enjoying the invigorating exercise. Some of the joints may be rusty, but the old pep is there and the joints and muscles will sooti loosen up. The Men's Club is their primary student activity interest. Their contact with business makes them a valuable addition to the school. Two valuable men have been lost to the Second-Year Industrial Depart­ ment. Mr. Prlddle was forced to leave because of ill h�alth, much to his classmates' regret. Mr. Seatter, the able bodied member, hopped otr and got married-this time. to reverse the order, a woman haB taken a man from the teaching profession. One faculty member said she thought there was more than one married man in this department from the way they acted around th school. We wonder who these men are. Girls, don't trj, to "vamp" one o. these married men, or?! ! Mr. Clement and Miss Kempke addressed a meeting of teachers at Frank­ linville on October 9. Mr. Phillippi will speak on the new Arithmetic sylla­ bus at Batavia before the teachers and Superintendent Uphlll's district on October 27. George Is Back! More than ever you will appreciate what the combined etrorts of a large group can do. If you could realize the pleasure and benefit �orge has received from this trip, ·you would be - happy for what you did In helping George attend the World Series Baseball Games. Strange to relate. �orge ltked all the umpires-due, of course. to his extl;'eme good nature.

ANNA CHRISTINE ENGDAHL Nov. 26, 1905-Sept. 21, 1925 Graduate of Ellington (N. Y.) High School-Entered H. A.Dept. Sept.1911&

The date September 21 seems full of dramatic pathoa to 11&-for JaM_ a year ago Christine, too, was a Freshman. eatchlDC her Int ahJ Normal, maldng her reUcent war Into the B. A. Department. her flne, brlght, culUvated. penonalltJ' to the ,rreat aam. total -of energy that poured Into these hospitable doon andBWU'IIUNt

halls. As we grew to know her better, we tound 1-ry trips to l!lnrope and the l'ar 1IIUI. Now · starUDg out on another adventure. a trlp a land u vlaion constructed In het roalest dreams.;

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Thie Freshman @ame Is probably the only indoor sport, known to tb4 human race, in whtch participation ts compulsory. Everyone, tf be · 11 any one, bas been a Freshman at one time or another In bls otherwtee une•,enttul ure. But don't misunderstand me-One does not become tn,Uatble to play when one teavea the .Freshman ranka Indeed. lt Is only.wllen oue leat-.a that one really begins to phJ, In th3 Jnial a3nse of the word. Th, uppr­ cla.sses are the backbone of this sport of kings and greatly exc9l tn mental and physical strength, due to length ot service und2r ftre This 3ame ts played by the minority for the majority; b·1t, to coin 'l phrase, the majo r ity ruin.. The upperclasses which constitute the spectators or r'l:& : £101 section ably assist the players, by vocal and physical force, from the stands. The specta­ tors also do not hesitate to bring reprisals to bear upon the players Infringing upon the rules; but should there b� som9 timid souls among the doughty spectators, and should they yearn for som3 d3flntte standards for disciplinary service, I hereby advance them: 1. When a Freshie boasts of dally maktn-; th9 dlstanc2 from the Gym to Miss Spelr's room in four minutes, fifty-nine seconds, thereby beating the bell by fully a second-somethin'?; must b2 done. A heavy vase (A. W. 0. L. from Miss Sprague's room) prettily aimed at the approaching Freshmap as he careens speedily by the bulletin board should be helpful. 2, Should a Freshman commit th<:! grl2vous error of sitting with stoical mein and folded lips when spea!ters are discoursing in assembly, an upper� classman's duty ls clear. A sniper smuggled into the balcony S'!'lt adjacent to the offender can do really splendid missionary work. A pin adrottly in­ serted Into some vulnerable portion .of the sinner's anatomy has been known to work wonders. 3. A Freshman popular with the teachers!-here ls a moie in the eye of any self-respecting Senior. Should the Freshie's pithy anecdotes win the heart of Miss Harris, possibly some m':!ans ml�ht be found of inducing the hlccoughs before English, which would markedly impair his powers as racon­ teur de luxe. Should he excel in Psychology, however, the task would be more difficult. But many nocturnal (verging on the matltudinal) revels in his honor would undoubtedly induce pronounced yawns In class. And then. in the parl8.nce Qf the mob, "Thumbs down!" These by'-laws, it closely adhered to, will Insure, for an upperclassman, mark�d success as a potential Czar of All the Freshmen. As I have ea.Id, the Freshmen are sadly outnumbered at the present; but one never knows when some dread disease, such as Practlce-Teachlng-Pos, Keeler Chill and Chase Amnesia, may make terrible inroads Into the now ruling class. And said ranks, suddenly and pitifully depleted, the warm secur­ ity of their once swelling numbers gone, would be at the mercy of tbetr natural enemies. May Allah see their plight! Certain over-attentive Seniors would be forced to adopt some means of protective coloring when venturing: abroad. It is an Interesting game-thfs one of Freshman, and if you Senion are not fully awakened to Its posslbllltles, or fall to develop your inherent talents tn this sport-well, God knows we did OUR best! m. lll. B.

John Drlnk"·ater, English Poet and DranU1.Ust John Drinkwater, professor of poetry for the British Royal 'Academy of Literature, best known in America for his successful play, :'Abraham Lincoln,'· spoke before a very appreciative audience in the Buffalo State Normal ,School on the evening of Oct�ber 5. The poet's tall, well-knit figure commanded attention even before his voice won every heart,-a voice so full and deep and melodious that once beard, ft can J)ever be forgotten. Openin;; his program with the reading of a few favorite poems delivered with rare beauty and power, the speaker pro­ ceeded to a discussion of the underlying motives in his work on "Abraham Lincoln." "I have always been intensely interested in the contemplation of the fact ol' human leadership," he said. "Most of the evils of the world can be · traced to the failure of some leader. There are no· t many men or women who can stand the test of high office. such as the premiership cit England or the ,-..... presidency ot the United States. But once in a while history records the story of a man who was able to get on top of his job as a leader. Two such out­ standing figures are Abraham Lincoln and Oliver Cromwell." "I think the secret of Lincoln's success was the fact that with all the over­ whelming a· bstract d�tails and figiires with which he had to deal, he kept in personal contact with the people whom he: was leading, remembering them aly;ays as individuals. "The genius who inscribed your coins with the phrases 'Libert/�and 'E Pluribus Unum' hit upon the great ideals of Lincoln. Liberty for all within the national union is the ideal for modern democracies.'' The play, "Abraham Lincoln," was the result of years' of study and thought, written, so the author s � id, "to get it out of his mind.'' Artists, Mr. Drinkwater described as those rare beings who are able com­ pletely to master their experiences and to interpret them. In explaining why he left England for a trip to America, he said that the artist has periods when his mind is fallow grou'nd, when he is gaining new impression and experiences tor later work. We shall ' all be interested to follow the literary adventure ol' this very renowned author. Mr. Drinkwater was introduced by Dr. Harry A. Lappin, friend ' of the poet and a member himself of the British Roy _ al Academy ot Literature. The Buffalo' State Normal School feels a personal debt of gratitude to Miss Jane Kee,Ier under whose auspices Mr. Drinkwater appeared in Buftalo. She has contributed the culture which only contact with great minds and girted personalities can produce.





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CAFETERIA GUIDE (Freshmen Edition) 'l'he careterta. as you know, la situated at the farthest ponlble pblnt from your eleven o'clock claBS. It you would arrive before the lliae rHembl• the ticket sale for the Follies, don't walk through the corrtdor&--1'UD! You can usually elbow yourself into a choice position ln line, In this way becoming It la never u long as locker-key lines and there 1s food at the end of it. Moreover, the food 8omcwhat resembles the food at home, tn that it comes with plates and dishes. The knack or scooping victuals while balancing your tray and e:icbangtng pleasantries with your neighbor ts one of the tests or your education here; one or the elusive trlfl.ea that Indicate the person of true culture. Nev1:tr turn back In line and say, "What are you going to have?" The original Normallte grabs and passes on. At this point you can amuse yourself by examining a sandwich or two. Try to find what is hidden Inside. When you have found it, guess what it ls. On past the staple foods y'ou will encounter a counter beape'd wlth Just desserts: t. e., pie, more pie, and apple pie. While these are 1nlmarily orna­ mental, lack-learnings are prone to fal1 for them. lee cream is the neopolltan of the cafeteria. But of that later. Approach and receive a free ticket from the scrutinizer. She wtll say, "18 plus 9 ls forty-two; down one doubled and redoubled makes ninety-one; two for big casino and 14 for mah jong makes 119." Then she wtll proceed to punch $1.37. Pass on to a vacant table, sit down and tilt forward all the chairs within reach before starting to eat. Try to save them. This little act 'Will serve to make you look Important and guarantee prlVacy. Now that the line Is thl�kest, return for your Ice cream. Bump a few elbows to attract attention and drop a handful of spoons on the floor. Paper napkins . are .the rule rather than the exception in the cafeteria. When you have H.nlshed eating, wad up your napkin and playfully, but with more or less vigor, toss it at one of your companions. It may be returned with lntere�t or passed on to some Other tl!,ble. ahould the wad come in contact with a glass of water, it Is all the more suited for tossing and increases the sport. Such little tricks add a happy touch to a rather · dull eltuallon. Return your tray to the counter and e;oyly drop a tew dishes Into the paper bucket. Go back through the maze of tables, managing, of course, to trip over a chair or two. After receiving apologies, preeen� y'our ticket to the ca.shier who will in all good wlll charge you $1.73. Always be prepared with O. tu. or twenty dollar bill to be changed. Depart with the caahle�a blm,ablg an4 change and repeat once dally. KENNll:TH MASON. acquainted with those behind you. Popularity tells. There Is but little to daunt you ln the cafeteria line.




Tennis Club team. During the 1918 baseball aeuon, Coaeb Onha11. »ia,e4 with an art111ery regimental team. The Seneca Vocational School waa tbe scene of the Coach'• ne• atbleUO octlvltles. The 1922 S. V. S. baseball team and the baaket�ll teama from 1922-25 were directed by him. This year, to addition to the regular basketball team, Coach Grabau hope• to introduce baseball into Normal's athletic program. It la al•o poutble that au organized tennis team wm be formed to arrange matches with other schools in the vicinity of Buffalo. With Coach Grabau's broad experience as director In various branchea of athletics and the large fund of material, which la manlfeattni Itself, B. S. N. S. wlll, without a doubt, have a banner year In athletics. Basketball Prospects Buffalo State Normal's basketball prospects loom as exceptionally bril­ liant this year. Mr. Andrew Grabau, who needs no introduction to local sportsmen, will be at the helm and is sure to turn out a winning combination. There will be four of last year's regulars back, namely, "Babyface" Stark, "Snowshoes" McDonough, "Apple" Baldwin and "Curley" Coughlin. captain­ elect Janowski failed to return to school. Besides these players, we have Roy Bell, former all-high man from Tech; "Art" Buchanan, the Dunkirk flash, and "Ray'' Fick, from Tonawanda. There are also many others who have established envta:ble court reputations. Managei- "By'� Schottln Is at present working on the schedule and bas succeeded in obtatnini games with Brock· port. .Fredonia and Oswego Normal Schools, Albany State Teachers' College and Mechanics Institute of Rochester. ·Games are ' at present pending wltb De Veau:I! Military Acadamy, Canlstus College, Syracuse Frosh, Nlcbola Prep School, Griffiths Institute and many other prominent lnatltutlons. With these prospects there Is no reason why every man In the school shouta n:ot · come out for the team and all of thoae who do not make the team should be at the games, together with all ot the girls, and help us bring the state championship to Buffalo. Let's have everyone strive for a banner :rear In athletics at Normal this year.

Coach Grabau to PIiot Oran[re . and Black Athletics Normal's athletic destinies for the comin� year will be in the hands of Mr. Andrew W. Grabau of the Vocational Industrial Oepartmev,t faculty. Coach Grabau was a graduate In the class of 1915 and returns to his Alma Mater In the capacity of Men's Athletic Director, in addition to bis duties as Instructor. A wide and successful range of experience has enabled the Coach to .come back well equipped to handle B. N. S. teams tn mo're than a satisfactory man­ ner. During bis stay at Normal as a student, he played basketball under the Orange and standard and captained. the 1915 hard-wood mentors. The Marine Trust team also received the benefit of his abtuty In the 1913 Bank League. From 1916-1922, with the exception of one year spent in the army, Mr. Grabau was athletic director &t De Veaux Military School at Niagara Falls, N. Y. Hts coaching currtcnlum there Included baseball, basketball and ten­ nis. WhUe at De Veaux School be also played tennis with the Niagara Falls

The Inter-class league formed this ye&r ts composed of tbe Oeaeral N General Industrial First and Second Years and the Vocational





for lhe Va,slty. The games of this league are played on Monday and Wed­ nesday atternoons, having begun October l4.

Girls' 8a!'ketb11II Major Sport Basketball ls the sport that treats Freshmen gently! Listen:

The Seniors have their complete championship team back again this year. Juniors ltke "Dotty" Parks and "Mayne" are bac'k again. to say nothing or all the other really good Orange and Black material which will go far to produce "stellar" teams for the Intermediate and Grammar sections! Freshmen of two years ago had an unusual basketball turnout. Freshmen of last year broke a reco-d--one hundred at a practice! ! Walt! are , Lwo things which may very easily happen righ( now. �ote-Ir 1 continue, Freshmen will die of heart failure; if I stop, I wlll suffer fro.m enlargement of the heart. Freshmen. ·us "ftnls"! Swimming Filled with that spirit which made a freckle-faced Ia.Ii cry, "Oh, Skinney, come on over! ! !" thirty Normal girls parted with their dollars on October 5 and took their Initial plunge at the Lafayette pool. The last word in spirit, however, was little "Ann" Dorsey who walked clear around to the end of the pool, fearlessly stepped on the springboard and desperately fell into eight feet of deep, green water! "Gert"Maloney,who practiced all last season for just that sort of thing, acted very heroically and she is to be es�ecially com­ mended. inasmuch as she saved "Bocky" the price of a new marcel! we might have looked on "Gert" as a heroine. It is impossible now! She chased (that same night) for four blocks, a Hoyt car that was rapidly carrying" away her "swim" suit. It Is not quite the thing for a Sp�rt Editor· lo quote from Shakespeare, but pardon this, that-"Great wits are close to · madness near allied!" Net Stars Play In Tennis Tournament The girls' tennis tournament, this spring, promises all sorts of thrills and upsets! With crack players from the high schools and other players who have gone far In municipal tournaments, keen competition and plenty of rivalry wlll be afforded. Our champ, "Diz" Welnmar, smiles, but behind that smU� we see the smashing drive of anothe; Helen Wills and the sensa­ tional play of another Mademoiselle Lenglen!

Arethusn Arethusa Is looking forward to an active year. Already we have had several delightful functions. . Our faculty tea in the Social Center and our party at Marion Tooley's were both very enjoyable affairs. Everybody had a real peppy time at our week-end house party at Bay ' Beach. The Arethusa handkerchief sale proved to be very successful for us and we hope you all appreciated the opportunity to do your Christmas shopping early. Saturday, October 24, we are having a card party at the Markeen Hotel. Besides our social affairs, we have planned many Interesting meetings for the coming year. Alpha. Sigma Til.11. Alpha Sigma _ Tau opened this year with a business meeting on September 16. On October 6 our alumni gave us a spread at the home of Mary Doug­ las. On October 16 our annual fall 1 dance was held. However, the big event of the tall season will be our National Conven­ tion to be held In Detroit, November 6 to 8.

Clio Clio started the year with a house party at Evans-on-the-Lake. We had a rousing good time and came back tired but happy. The first candy sale or the year was t.eld under the Cllonlan banner. An extensive program for the year ls being planned. Llterary meetings are an important feature of the pro­ gram, Art Kraft Klub The Art Kraft Klub bas begun work for the year with a will. Many Freshmen have turned out and tll"ey look like good co-operative workers. Our tower room. ts almost oomplete and we have a grand surprise in store for all of you fellow-students ln the near future, by way of an exhibit. It Is not going to be a common, every� day exhibit, either. Watch for it. Nu Lambda Sigma Nu Lambda Sigma , la always open for membership. Anyone with a keen literary interest is ellgtble. Join 111 at our meetings ,very leCODd Friday in the Social Center at four o•cJock. Friday, October .3, was theoocaaloD of our fl.rat meeting. Mias Mulholland




gave a very Interesting talk on "Poaits and Their l.Jves." (These talks are ahnys looked forward to with. great Jo31 by ..�u Lambda Sigmas.") Ada Blndem8n, our President, spoke on the subject or "John Drinkwater and His Poetry," and read several of hls poems. The next meeting of the Society was held October 16. SJgma, SJgma, Sigma Sigma, Sigma, Sigma Sorority is in full swing .. a��er a most interesting summer. Our convention was held In Norfolk, Virginia, Au gust 18-25: and we were represented by our faculty members, Miss Roehser and MiS� En­ glebreck, and· by our president, Eve­ lyn Gram, and vice-president, Helen Cooke, who was our official delegate. Their thrilling tales of work and play have inspired us to do great things this year. Tri Kappa Members of Tri Kappa Fraternity have already begun actlvities for a banner year. Our annual fall dance, October 2, which was the first of · the year, proved to be a huge success. In­ teresting assembly programs, socials, and expansion in fraternal Un. es have been planned. The officers for the coming year are: President, Byron Schottin; vice­ president, Carl Kumpf; corresponding secretary, Harold Campbell; record­ ing secretary, Alfred Labiak; ser­ geant-at-arms, Howard Van Hoff, e.nd treasurer, Elton Shaver.

Orchestra It may have been observed by on­ lookers that we have another official fiddle tuner, In the person of Darius Ormsby. Mr. Ormsby and :Mr. Peter Saggese have been forced to go into partnership, dne to the increa. 8ed number in our organization. At an ,improJIJ.ptn meeting, it was decided that in previous years the Upperclassmen have been somewb"at selfish, In believing that all credit for ··concert Performances•· belonged to them. This, of course, Is a gross error. All applause should be di­ rected "at" the Freshmen. Accord- · lngly, last Friday morning, October 2. our infant members made their debut, arrayed in the customary green. A vote of thanks is extended to them for their kind volunteering to do this, and to the audience for their keen appre­ ciation. o( the fact. Any classman wishing to pursue Orchestra Directing as a professttill. kindly apply in person to l\11ss Hurd any Thursday at 1 p. m. in the Audi� torium.

be characterized as a thousand years without a bath." Whew! DJd You Know Tbat- "Phtl" Patti leads Miss McMahon's Barber Shop Quartette? The library is occasionally used tor studying purposes? Some teachers never marry! "Jake" Feldstein is not a Freshman! • "Sleepy" Peck wants class room dormitories. M'r. Clement-"l'll give you just one day to hand in that paper." .. Carl K.-"All right; how about the Fourth or July?" Progre88 Freshman-"! don't know." Sophomore--"! am not prepared." · Juntor-"I do not remember."' Sentor-"I don't believe I can add anything to what bas been satd."- (Dally Kan s a n. __:.. ---- School Nurse-'"LtWe Jolumle ta: suffering f}'Om,- Inertia.'" Practice

Boy, Page the Psycholon Department

If you are ever pressed for a defini­ tion of "Man," it might be well to recall what Herbert Spencer says he Is. Spencer said, "Man is a transcend­ ental ideation or soUdaric and tntu­ spective autocthonal re-action, and or­ gasmic individuation of mobillzed egressus and noetic and dionetic plac­ tlciticitles of intellectlvity." Then, lest. some of us lowbrows should not understand this definition, he explains by adding, "That is, an ectyplcal mac­ rocosmic modality or ultraneous and fusiform differentiation, spontaneously racemated into homogenE!ous Indivi­ duality." No one ought to miss the meaning of such plain language as that! "Paris ts falling," muttered the Freshman, as he b'e;,_t · to fix his garter. A rumbling-a tumbling. Nobody cares. It's only a Freshma.J;l Falling down stairs!





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J. Freshman Defiance You Seniors strut, and strut, and strut, As it you own it all; You think you're mighty awful sm8.rt, but, Pride must have Its ta.II. You terrlty us with your ways, You make us sick with fear; You deck us out in-fresby green And haze us all the year. Now every dog must have his day, This is no Idle threat; O;e day w.111 come and then: you'll quake. By George, we'll get you yet. Don't say we did not warn you, Don't plead tor mercy then. We'll make you pay and pay and pay, And pay and pay again. We'll show you who's the mightier, Who's most of brains devoid; For·1urklng In our number Is another Harold Lloyd. Icannot write another word, My fist quakes so tn fear That some high and mighty Seiilor Is lurking round my ear. / So I wm end this poetry With just one parting phrase, You mlgbty Seniors better Q.uit Us Freeby kids to haze.

... -- "'Please tell me a atory,Mother, dear, .. Tbe little one said and amlled. ''A story, my darling? What 8hall tl be?" Tbe mother asked of her child. Sbe thought of b�rotc nnt�. But none would become her tool; Then she said, "My dear, I will tell you or my first days In Normal School School began the first day of September, In nineteen twenty-five, And the eve or my first day there, dear, I tbought I should never 81ll'Tlve., The names were all so confu8fng- or students and teachers aa well. Although one name stood out'very clearly, 'Twas that or Dr. Rockwell. The Orst few days were quite tedious. For we did almoat nothlng at all­ Except be asalgned to our claaaes, Where each teacher took the roll call. Tbe ne:1t week began our Nl&I labor&We'd sing the 'do, re, mi, ta and aol,' While lo the Geography Class, d,ar, We'd learn the degrees in eacb Pole. "We learned bow to tell traits 1n children, And how to write smoothly and round; We tried to pat Miss Keeler's accent Into each alphabetical sound. We learned that our heart's on the left side. And well we Dew how to re1u. 'rhen�ethlng 1 nearly forgot. d-.r, We all paid that dnad 'blanket tu.' We discovered that Spencer wu Ensltah, And that Socratea wu a Greek; Oh, we Freahmen t.boqht we were brUil&D.t. And badn"t a thiq more to seek. Why, wbat la trollble . 1DJ' darlmc? For your head ldnka low on '.alJ'bftUt. Why, my dear child. ta 80lllld uleep 1Mn. And 1 ah&ll. not dtatarb bet sweet real. I really don't mlnd tbe leut UW. bit . It's &ood tO look back. o'u tile ,-re. All theth1Dsa DOWreeemble tile luuldu That In th........ ol4 .....--�

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THE RECORD To tbe days or our loved 'Alma Mater· When we sang of the 'Orange and Black.' And if I could have just one little wfsh, · If wishing did not break a rule, I'd wish myself onc0 more a Freshman In the Buffalo State Normal School."

M. E. H.

Notice-Seniors Tune, (Yes, we have no bananas) Yes, we mlght._Iook like Freshmen, But we'.re Freshmen for onlya day. We've got garters, nightcaps, Green hats, , neokUee, And all. kinds of slams, but, say If the Seniors will only remember That just a few years ago, A mottUer crew of Freshmen Never entered Normal at Buffalo. Copyr!Sbted I. M. FRESHY.


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'lo the Freshmen King Soloman had a ·thousand wives, I've oft beard people say, But never a chance would Soloman In o:: v :ormal School today. 1 The ol_d king was the wisest man The worl.d had ever known, But ever since the old ktng'e reign A woman's powers have grown, So, Freshmen, heed these wdrds you read Of the message that. I bring, Don't try to mimic old King Sol, For woman now la king. W. E. PECK.


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