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P A U L S M I T H ’ S C O L L E G E Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage P A I D Permit No. 1 PAUL SMITHS, NEW YORK Ambassador Tubby Speaks Of “Meeting Challenges” Alumni Weekend Over Ninety Grads Return To P. S. C. Spirit was about the highest yet, and ideas the most numerous yet, at the Annual Alumni Weekend this year, starting with the cock­ tail party the night of the 29th, and running through the Annual meeting, the picnic on the point, and the dinner Saturday night, the 30th, and graduation, Sunday, the 31st. Many old friendships were re­ newed, and many new acquain­ tances were made. There were many new faces and it was really good to see them. Most of the new ideas, which are being considered for further action, were brought up at the highly successful annual Alumni meeting. There was a great deal of discussion of many issues, and the meeting ended by appoint­ ing a nominating committee to have nominations for new officers by dinner Saturday night. Those running for office were: President Herb Seaman ’60 Bob Gentry ’66 Vice President Richard Lewis ’63 Bob Meyer ’67 Sec.-Treas. Terry Healy ’63 Ruth Woodward ’51 The announcement was made at dinner Saturday night that the new officers of the Alumni Association were as follows: Herb ‘Stumpy’ Seaman, President Richard Lewis, Vice President Ruth W. Woodward, Sec.-Treas. We look forward to working with these new officers and extend our congratulations to them. Now is the time to “get the ball rolling”. With everyone behind them and we hope YOU are, things can’t help but be successful. We also express sincere grati­ tude to our former President, Ruth Anson Davis, to Mr. Frank Houck, former Vice President, and to Mr. Robert B. Thomas former Secret­ ary-Treasurer. Ambassador Tubby Gave the Commencement Address for the 23rd Graduation. Ambassador Tubby Has Distinguished Record Mr. Tubby is a Yale graduate. He was a reporter, then editor, of the Bennington, Vermont Banner. During World War II he work­ ed with the Board of Economic Warfare and became Assistant to the Administration of Lend Lease. He was White House Press Sec­ retary under President Truman. Seventeen years ago he and Jim Loeb bought the Adirondack Daily Enterprise in Saranac Lake. Dr. Loeb also became an Ambassador — first to Peru and then to Guinea. President Kennedy appointed Mr. Tubby Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs in 1961. From 1962 to 1969 Mr. Tubby was Ambassador to the U.N. and other international organizations in Geneva. Because it is traditional for our Ambassadors to resign their posts with a change of ad­ ministration, he returned to Wash­ ington where he is now Dean of (Continued on page 2, col. 2) Tubby Addresses 23rd Annual Graduation Roger W. Tubby, now special as­ sistant to the Director of the For­ eign Service Institute of the De­ partment of State, addressed 288 graduates at Paul Smith’s 23rd Annual Commencement Sunday, May 31, 1970. The subject was “ On Meeting Our Challenges.” Mr. Tubby told the graduates that their generation was the first “nurtured by television with its tan­ talizing suggestions that success in life can come easily”, the first to grow up under “ the threat of atom­ ic incineration”, the first to be confronted with the consequences of the population explosion, and first to be endangered by pollution of the atmosphere and the earth’s waters. Recognizing the existence in some circles of what he called “an apocalyptic mood”, Mr. Tubby de- (Continued on page 2, col. 4) 288 Graduate From Paul Smith’s College A graduating class of 288 re­ ceived diplomas at Paul Smith’s College on Sunday, May 31, 1970. The class included 152 graduates in forestry, 93 in hotel manage­ ment and 43 in liberal arts. Some members were not present because they had completed their work in February. Graduating with Honor in for­ estry were: Richard A. Chesbro, Ischua, N.Y., Floyd C, Cornelius East Randolph, N.Y. Terry Fig ary, Norwich, N.Y., Dale N. Gil man, Marshfield, Vt., Norman T Hilliard, Newtown Square Penna. Louis W. Kurtz, Claysburg, Penna. Theodore R. Meyers, St. Davids, Penna., Roger L. Nissen, Jr., Frank linville N.Y., Tracy L. Trimm, Chatam, N.Y., Greg D. Tuttle, Os­ sining, N.Y., and Richard L. Wheat ley, Lockport, N.Y. George M. Dempsey, Troy, N.Y., Robert W. Hilaman, Ocean City, N. J., Robert A. Kronke, Hunting­ ton, L.I., N.Y., Ross W. Maund, Ottawa, Ont., Can., Peter R. Por- teous, Darien, Conn., John F. Power, Saddle Brook, N. J. Mich­ ael Robinson, Southbury, Conn., and William L. Siemers Lynbrook, N.Y.. graduated with honor from the Hotel program. Dr. Chester L. Buxton presided over the ceremonies and presented the diplomas to the graduates. Dr. Buxton praised the comments of Mr. Tubby, and also said that he was more afraid of what he termed “ pollution of the mind” than other forms of pollution which he thought could be more easily taken care of. The Reverend Joh» Pendergast gave the Invocation, and Reverend Lester E. Loder gave the Bene­ diction. The audience, led by Associate Professor Richard Schultz, sang “ America the Beautiful.” ( Continued on page 4, col. 4)

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