Farewell Sam, Welcome Tom Z460 ^R sit v of VO’' ’ \ME 30 BUFFALO, N. Y., FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1950 NUMBER 25 N.U. HOST TO DISTRICT N.S.A. FLING New Chancellor Elected Educator Accepts Post The University of Buffalo thls*^ weel' ‘\Shose a new chancellor — Dr. 'iisomas Raymond McConnell, dean of the College of Science, Literature and the Arts of the University of Minnesota. Dr. McConnell, noted as a spe cialist in higher education, in the psychology of learning and In the theory of human learning, was In Buffalo Monday when the Council of the University elected him to the chancellorship. Seymour H. Knox, chairman of the Council, made the announcement of Dr. McConnell’s election and said of the eminent educator: “We feel that the University Is exceedingly fortunate in having obtained a man of his recognized ability, intellectual distinction, and educational reputation to be come its leader.\ Of the University of Buffalo Council's selection Mr. Knox con tinued: “The committee charged with the task of selecting a successor to Chancellor Capen faced an al most impossible challenge. It searched far and wide for a man who could carry on in the tradi tion, in the genius, and in the dy namic spirit of Chancellor Capen. “In Dr. McConnell, we believe we have found the foremost edu cator in the United States lor the post. He has the background, the experience, the personality, the youth, the determination, and the drive to lead this institution to new and greater heights of educa tional leadership and of service to our community.” A mid-westerner all his life, Dr. McConnell has won recognition throughout this country and in many other countries for his work in education. In psychology. In ed ucational administration, and in educational research. He received his bachelor ot arts degree from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, in 1924; his master of arts degree from the University of Iowa in 1928, and his doctor’s degree from the lat ter institution in 1933. Dr. McConnell has been at Min nesota since 1936 as professor of educational psychology. In 1940 he was named associate dean of the College of Science, Literature and the Arts, and in 1944 was ad vanced to the lull deanshlp. From 1937 to 1947 he served as chair man of the University’s committee on institutional research. Chancellor Samuel P. Capen is sued a statem ent about his suc cessor which included the follow ing extracts: (Continued on Page 4) Kings Ifighway Route to Seniof FareweD Forty W here oh where are the grand old Seniors? Why they’re all get ting their Peace Bridge tickets! The grads-to-be are going to make sure they’re gone this coming June 5, but on the way they wish not to be forgotten. Thus over the Peace Bridge and out the King’s Highway they go, leading the en tire University of Buffalo under graduate body to their gala fare well fling, the Senior Party. Yes, a Party-not a Prom or Bali, but an informal good time in the land of our good neighbors. The spot chosen for the event is the Cherry Hill Country Club, located on the King’s Highway No. 3, Just past Ridgeway Road, exactly 16 miles from Norton Un ion, Tom Hinckley, in charge of the doings, reports the engagement of Craig Lindsay’s orchestra has been made, and only praise can come lor Lindsay, from those who have heard his orchestra at the Hotel General Brock. Continuing all this week, in vitations for two will be presented to ail those who donate $2.00 to the Senior Scholarship campus. If you are unable to obtain invita tions before the party, donations will be accepted at the door. How could a man ask lor a bet ter time. For $2.00, a chance to go to the Senior’s last party with your best girl, a chance to dance to the music of Craig Lindsay’s Orchestra, a chance to Inbibe Ca nadian Ale at $.25 a bottle and all in the surroundings ot a private country club. The date of the Sen ior Party, open to all undergradu ates and seniors is June 6. Danc ing from 9:30 to 1:30. SUMMER SESSION DANCES T h e Program Coordinator wishes to announce that the dance scheduled lor August 7 has been cancelled. But the previously scheduled dances for July 7 an July 21 will be held. The BEE wishes to congrat ulate all .seniors graduating this June, and to wish them every success in their post college days. Blood Bank Bate Changed to May 19 The Mobile Unit of the Red Cross Blood Bank arrives on cam pus Friday, May 19, instead of the formerly announced date. Between 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P,M. next Fri day in Norton Auditorium blood donations will be accepted from students and faculty who have flied Donor Pledge Cards. These donors will be notlfled early next week of the exact time of their appoint ments with the Unit, and are re minded that the time required to make a donation is approximately 20 minutes. Over 175 students and more than 30 faculty members have turned-ln Pledge Cards, while still more are returning them each day. Those on campus who wish to pledge a pint of blood in this drive, but have not yet done so, may secure pfedge Cards in the Placement Office in Hayes Hall. Mr. Edwin L. Klingelhofer, UB Placement Director and Chairman Cameras Prohibited At Senior Exercises Baccalaureate exercises for the Class of 1950 will be held Sunday evening, June 4, at 8:00 P.M, at Klelnhans Music Hail. Also at Kleinhans will be the Commence ment exercises on Wednesday, June 7, at 10:30 A,M. The management ot Kleinhans Music Hail has ashed that notice be given to members ot the grad uating class and their families that no photographs may be taken in the Hall during the process of the Baccalaureate or Commence ment exercises. AU cameras brought to Kleinhans must be checked at the business office and may be redeemed when the exer cises are over. of the UB Blood Donor Recruit ment Program, made it known that singe the UB drive has been successful, all students, faculty and others connected with the University will have available any time whatever amount ot iblood they require, should ever the need of a transfusion arise, from the Buffalo Red Cross Blood Bank, City-wide Tribute Paid To Betiring Chancellor Twenty-eight years ago thls<^ Yet behind the glory of a chan- Unlversity received a leader who possessed the potential to trans form an institution ot a handful of schools with a scattering of buildings set on weedy ground in to what the University ot Buffalo is today. We extend our thank.s to this leader that today we can proudly say we are part of the University of Buffalo. When Dr. Samuel P. Capen be came Chancellor of UB in the fall of 1922, he realized he was under taking a task that lew men could fulfill to the satisfaction of the citizens ot Buffalo. He knew that the city was not university-mind ed, and that’s a long, arduous pro cess of educating the community would be necessary. Further, he took the reins of colleges one of which had graduated only throe classes and was being staffed by mostly part-time teachers. Out of this there has come, under his lead ership, in an amazingly short time a genuine university such as the most optimistic Buffalonlans had only dreamed of. cellor's career, the tremendous strides of a university, and the up held principles of academic free dom there is a man — a man we of the recent years have not quite come to know. Little have we hear of bis fondness of the stories of John Buchan and of Dumas and the French romantic writers, and little do we know of his continued Interest in books of the present— hooks on public affairs and the re cent war. Unknown to us too Is his enthusiasm over sailing, over fishing: nor of his enjoyment of the articles of E. B. White in the “New Yorker.\ In truth our retiring chancellor has become to us something less than a human individual than a thing of greatness, a machine that guides the destiny of our univer sity. Such may well be the price of position, but in this hour of his parting from us and from the UB he builded. consider the man himself we are losing. N.S.A. Presents Spring Dance Tomorrow night in Norton Audi torium, the National Students As sociation will hold its first An nual Spring Dance. Music for the affair will be provided by U.B.’s own Paul Powell, and the tickets are only $1,20 a couple. Dance chairman, Barbara NadoKny, has announced that syncopation will start at 9:00 P.M. and will last until 1:00 A.M. During intermis sion, the committee has planned refreshments to be served in Nor ton cafeteria. The Western District NSA schools are collaborating in this affair so that student members from St. Bonaventure. Canislus, Buffalo State Teachers, Rosary Hill College, D’Youvllle, Buffalo Technical Institute, and U.B. will be attending. A large turnowt from each of these Institutions Is expected to add to the festtvltlos. Paul Powell’s trumpet and or chestra are well known to U. B. students who attended some df the Union dances. Therefore, those who have not listened and danced to his melodic strains are in for a treat. The sale of tickets has been progressing at a booth set up In Norton lobby all week; however, we understand that there are still some left. Those who have neg lected to purchase theirs will have the opportunity to do so at the door tomorrow night. Miss Nadolny has said that a \Cafe Masque\ will be set up In the cafeteria for those who feel the urge to line their abdomens. A wide variety of snacks is to bo offered and there will be no charge for consumption. Because you, as students of the University of Buffalo, are» all mem bers of the NSA, it is expected that support of their first Spring Dance will not be discouraging. You back the NSA, and believe the NSA will back you. Jack Chalmers Gets Bominic Gross! Award The Dominic Grossl Award to the outstanding, all-around athlete of the University of Buffalo, who has publicized the University and excelled in sports, was presented to Jack Chalmers last Wednesday night at the Athletic Banquet held In the Park Lane, This award Is named In honor of Dominic Grossl. an all-around athlete while a stn- dent at UB, who was killed in the Battle of Iwo JIma; and is donat ed by Beta Chi Epsilon Fraternity. Jack Chalmers received the plaque and trophy at the banquet from Chuck Schneider, president of BXE.