DR. HUGH POTTER BAKER, Michigan
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president of Massachusetts State College, was
guest of honor on January 20 as 200 faculty
members met to celebrate his 65th birthday and
completion of his tenth year as head of the
On behalf of the faculty. Dean William L.
Machmer presented to President Baker an upholstered ,chair and reading lamp for his study.
In making the presentation, Dean Machmer
reviewed events of the past ten years, and said,,
"Frankly, President Baker, it must seem almost
impossible to you that so much could be done
in so short a time. With -you, the accelerated
did not begin last year. The record is
one of'industry, wise leadership, and devoted
During President Baker's administration,
which began in 1933, the college has expanded
educational opportunities in a dozen fields of
study, increased public service functions, and
acquired capital additions totaling more than
11,250,000 and including three new dormitories
and a new college library. During the same
period the undergraduate enrolment has increased nearly 50 per cent.
DR. HUGH P. BAKER, Michigan State '01
Honored as he completes ten years as president
of Massachusetts State College.
THREE MEMBERS of A are now the active
heads of a law firm in York, Pa., which recently
celebrated its One Hundredth Anniversary. They
are GEORGE HAY KAIN, Gettysburg '97; GEORGE
HAY KAIN, JR., Swarthmore '29; and WILLIAM
GENERAL ROBERT ERNEST NOBLE, Auburn
signally honored by The Newcomen Society of
England (American Branch) at a dinner in AnnisHENRY KAIN, Swarthmore '33. Establishment of
ton, Alabama, some time ago. On this occasion
offices of the firm, which now bears the name of
Kain, Kain, and Kain, dates back to 1842, and the address of the evening offered a glowing
tribute to his lifetime of useful service. This
announcement of the anniversary was made in
tribute to former members. All three of the tribute, written and delivered by Mr. Algernon
Blair, has been published in pamphlet form
brother Phis now associated in the century-old
under the title "Digging Wells."
organization are also members of K, and
The Newcomen Society of England has on its
George Kain, Jr., is a first lieutenant in the
membership rolls many of the most distinguished
Army Air Force.
men in England and America. Its purpose is "to
increase an appreciation of American-British
THE University of Illinois has been given five
traditions and ideals in the Arts and Sciences,
paintings by MERLE JAY TREES, Illinois 'of, and
especially in that bond of sympathy for the culMrs. Trees. The most famous of the lot is the tural and spiritual forces which are common to
"Madonna and Child" by Neroccio de Landi
the two countries; and secondly, to serve as
(1447-1500). Brother Trees, vice-president of the another link in the intimately friendly relations
Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., and his wife, also existing between Great Britain and the United
an Illinois graduate, have given, altogether, 28 States."
paintings to their Alma Mater in recent years.
Brother Noble, in his long career in military
The other paintings included in the latest gift
medicine during which he was intimately asare Guy Wiggins' "Wall Street, New York";
sociated with General William C. Gorgas in reJohn Whorf's "Signalling the Vessel"; Dwight N. search to study sanitation, mosquito control,
Tryon's "Sunrise"; and Jean Charles Cazin's yellow fever control, pneumonia, and other in"Isolated Haystack."
fectious diseases, is indeed a heavy contributor to