J5he B E E THE BEE The Official Paper of the University of Buffalo. Founded 1921. Per Year, 50 cts.—Sinfjle Copy, 5 cts. Publication Office—24 Niagara Square BUFFALO, N. Y., NOV. 22, 1921. STAFF Uditor in t hief Vincent J. LouKhlin Managing; Editor * Business Editor * ---------------- Circulation M rc Fred Shatters, ’24 Intercollegiate News Editor Paul Norton, ’23 News Editors Esther Lieberman, ’22 W alter Constantine, ’22 '■To he appointed. The Students’ Activities Committee and the Growth of Student Activities The Students Activities Committee is one of many years .standing, but more recently of acknowledged achiev- ment. For the fifteen years previous to 1920, it had been concerned mostly in coaxing along the few straggling ac tivities that many students showed themselves most intere.sted in. The purpo.se of the Students Activities Committee is to help all students in all student activities. During 1920, a broader field was entered and student activities that were considered essential for a great university were fostered by the Stu dents Activities Committee, and made real. Some examples were:- The Iris, resting in the tjuiet memory of ten year.® ago, was resurrected; and made an annual book worthy of the Uni versity of Buffalo. “The Bison” was put on its feet as a paying proposition. The University Band was made known as a real force in the city. The Glee Club and Orchestra, who.se music was heard so long since as to not even stir an echo in memory, was heard from la.st Spring. So effectively was it heard, as to delight all admir ers with the knowledge that our Uni- vei'sity was to take its proper place in the interccllegiate world. Dramatics in the past year has tak en on new life. Debating, a new en deavor, was put on the active list. In tercollegiate debates will follow. All of the above and other activities have grown in interest, improved in personnel and gained in numbers and enthusiasm in the present college year. With them. Athletics in the past two years has gro'wm in every way. The genei'al Administration Com mittee of the University of Buffalo Council, last spring, in response to a petition from the leaders of the Stu dents’ Activities Committee, and the Athletic Association, made a new rul ing as to students activity fee. At the opening of the present col lege year, all regular college students wei-e requii-ed to pay $12.00 as a stu dents activity fee. Of this sum, 80 to 86% goes to Athletics, and the bal ance to all other Student Activities. In return, each student has been given a ticket allowing him or her to go to all athletic contests for the year, and some other events. Among the latter was the Students’ Activities Mass Meeting at the Teck Theater, Saturday, October 22nd. The rental of the theater was paid out of the students fee money. At this Mass Meeting, and since, has been sold the Students Activities Univei’sity of Buf falo Calendar. The price, at ten cents, was cheaper than the cost. The small balance over was paid out of this fee so that all might have the benefit of the Calendar a t a small charge. There is no doubt that the results from the .'Students parade. Mass Meeting and calendars, have been for the better ment of University spirit in every di rection. The three agencies just mentioned for nurturing class and university, all v/eie developed by the Students Act ivities Committee during the past j'ear. It is expected they will be con tinned annually. New customs, such as freshman rules, “frosh” cap for the fir.st year men, and the sophomore - fre.shman class contests as the pu.sh ball and tug-of-war, all have been fostered and worketl out through the Students Act ivities Committee. For nearly a score of years, the Students Activities Committee has consisted of two faculty members ap pointed by the Dean of each of the Colleges making up the University. But last April, at the suggestion of the Deans of the six colleges, and wit'i the hearty approval of the Students’ Activities Committee, an additional list of members was added. One senior of the present year was chosen by each college. So the Students’ Activ ities now consists of the following eighteen members: College of A rts— Dr. A. P. Sy, Faculty. Mr. W. E. Sine, Faculty. Emil Josephson, Student. Medical College— Dr. Herbert A. Smith, Faculty. Dr. T. M. McDonald, Faculty. A rthur Cummings, Student. College of Pharmacy— Dr. A. B. Lemon, Faculty. Mr. W. G. Hickman, Faculty. Fordman Austine, Student. College of Chemistry— Dr. W. V. Irons, Faculty. Dr. Richai’d F. Morgan, Faculty. Felix Aloi, Student. College of Dentistry— Dr. John L. Garretson, Faculty. Dr. C. A. Pankow, Faculty. Jam es H. Caccanuse, Student. College of Law— Mr. Irving R. Templeton, Faculty. Mr. Ralph K. Robertson, Faculty. Vincent Loughlin, Student. The si.x seniors have aided most ef ficiently in many of the plans of the Students’ Activities Sommittee. Much of the work this fall in furthering the activities plans has been ably carried through by these men. Also many good suggestions have* come in through them. The $12,000 or more estimated to come from the students fee, is being handled carefully by the Students Act ivities Committee. The money is kept in a separate account by the Univer sity treasurer. Every time the Athletic A.ssociation or any other student act ivity wishes money, an order must go through, signed by the Chairman and the auditor of the Students’ Activities Committee, to the university treasurer. Vouchers from the managers, giving details, m ust accompany all orders. The data is checked up by the Stu dents’ Activities Committee through the officers named, and finally approv ed by the university treasurer before any check is diawn. There is consider able red tape, but the result is a bet ter condition of finances for every activity than ever before in the uni versity’s history. The university can no longer have its name used by any irresponsible organization. In addition to the above checks, the Students Activities Committee re quires monthly financial reports fi’om each activity manager. The.se are checked by the Chairman and the Aud itor against the monthly report by th( University treasurer. The University of Buffalo is now far in advance of many of the older and larger universities in the financial management and backing given all student activities, not athletics alone. The growth of every activity strong and sturdy as it has been in the recent pa.st, is only an indication of the great er growth to come. The latest devel opment of the Students’ Activities Committee is “The Bee”, as a uni versity weekly. A wonderful university spirit is on its way to development in our uni versity. So marked will it be and so many and varied its products for the students, alumni, university, city and country, that all will be as noted in our city’s growth as was the marvel ous achievement of the citizens of our city, in starting the university’s en dowment fund with $5,000,000. We are on the thi’e.shold of a great future. Irving R. Templeton. Chainnan, Students’ Activities Committee. (Editor’s Note:—This is the first of series of articles written by Alumni members who are actively engaged in promoting the best interests of the University of Buffalo.) There will be lectures for the R.O. T.C. every Friday night in the Histol- cgical laboratory at 8:30.