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Alumni News (Paul Smiths, N.Y.) 1950-1994, December 01, 1969, Image 1

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James L. Collom In Brazil James L. Collom, ’61, is pro­ ject forester of the PurdueBrazil Project and is Editor of Mensa- gens de Mata with the School of Forestry at the Federal Univer­ sity of Vicosa, M.G., Brazil. He had served as a Purdue Fellow in Latin America (1965-67) prior to his appointment this year. The federalization of the Univer­ sity, formerly Kural University of the State of Minas Gerais in Aug­ ust, 1969, should provide means for more rapid and orderly develop­ ment of the school. Jim writes that the Federal Forest Service of Brazil has begun a campaign to stimulate nation wide forestry re­ search, a facility which has not been strong there. The program includes an inventory of all exist­ ing forestry agencies with descript, ions of their research projects and of the personnel facilities involved in each. Lack of such information has been an impediment to forest­ ry research in Brazil. Jim says the Terminalia ivoren- sis is one of the most promising hardwood varieties studied. It has an average annual growth rate of 8 feet a year after IV 2 years. Among the pines studied, Pinus caribea von hondurensis, Pinus patulal, Pinus insularis, and Pinus oocaroa, Pinus elliottii var, densa, and Cryptomeria japonica. Jim says he will keep us posted on further news of forestry research and development in Brazil. The Colloms, including their sec­ ond boy, David, born in Indiana, arrived in Brazil in August. Jim will be trying to get the M.S. pro­ gram in forestry started in Brazil. He likes his work which allows him to keep his hand in many areas of his field. His postal address: James L. Collom, American Embassy, Rio de J, Vicosa, A.P.O., New York 09676. He also welcomes visitors at Vicosa. 1969 1970 Board of Trustees of Paul Smith's College. L to r: Dr. Buxton, James Parker, W. Byrne, T. Stain­ back, A. Currier, B. Davis, M. Kissane, S. Kay, G. Rust, J. Donovan. J. VanNess. P. Cantwell, E. Bellows, F. Bencze. Award To Win. T. Durgan Bill Durgan, ’57, received a dis­ tinguished Salesman Award at a dinner in April, 1969, given by Sales and Marketing Executives of Eastern New York, Inc. His firm, Tobin Packing Company, said of Bill: “ During our recent Eight Week New Account Campaign, Bill again distinguished his capa­ bilities by opening up 23 new ac­ counts, making him the winner of this Campaign and recipient of the Distinguished Salesman’s Award. Bill was formerly a resident of (Continued 011 page 3, col. 1) Here’s Something Interesting At a recent local Alumni meet­ ing, it was suggested by Dick Weigel, *65 (now on our Forestry Faculty) that a cumulative list of those expecting to attend the 1970 Alumni Weekend be published in each forthcoming issue of the Alumni News. This next year’s Alumni Weekend would be held around the 29th, 30th and 31st of May, 1970. Now is the time to start planning for this weekend. All are welcome to join in the fun and meet old friends and see new (Continued 011 page 3, col. 1) Charles A . LaForge Is Director-Secretary Charles A. LaForge, ’50, was made Director of the New York State Hotel Association and the National Hotel and Motel Exposit­ ion in 1966. Charles was also elect­ ed Secretary of the N.Y. Hotel and Motel Association in 1968. After graduating from Cornell in 1957, he worked as an Execut­ ive Assistant Manager at the Dink- ler-Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia. He formed Wayfarer Inn in 1958 with James Fahey. He bought his part­ ner’s interest in 1967 and decided (Continued 011 page 3, col. 2)

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