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Alumni News (Paul Smiths, N.Y.) 1950-1994, April 01, 1971, Image 1

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FRED COOK, ’49 BLM Announces Transfer of Cook To Oregon Frederick T. Cook, ’49, Assistant to the State Director for the Bur eau of Land Management in Alaska, has been transferred to Oregon. Cook has served in Alaska from July, 1966 to October 1970, in his present position. In his new posit­ ion he will be responsible for co­ ordination of BLM natural re­ source program in Oregon and Washington and liaison between Bureau and natural resource user groups, State and local govern­ ments, professional organizations and other Federal agencies. Cook began his career with BLM in 1955 as a forester in the Coos Bay district of Oregon. He also served as Administrative Assistant, (Continued page 2, col. 4) Alumni Weekend June 4th, 5th, 6th Paul Smith’s College Annual Alumni Weekend will be held this year on the 4th, 5th and 6th of June. W e’re hoping that it will be as successful as last year’s was, and we’re now in the planning stages. W e’d like to get a large turnout especially from the classes of ’51, ’56, ’61, and ’66, whose 20th, 15th, 10th, and 5th anniversaries of graduation this June will mark. W e’d like to hear from those of you who expect to come so that we may publish the list in the next is­ sue of the “ Alumni News”. Drop us a quick note. Because YOU are coming, others will want to be here. Get on the list early and help build it up. More will be in the mail shortly. Paul Smith’s Hosts Foresters by Wm. Rutherford Academic Dean On February 10th, the Adirondack Chapter of the Society of Ameri­ can Foresters held their winter meeting at Paul Smith’s College. The 50 men in attendance were guests of President Buxton for lunch. The program was conducted by the Huntington Wildlife Forest personnel under the direction of Bill Tierson. One of his speakers was Dan Marlatt, ’60. The topic was hardwood silviculture, man­ agement and relation to deer man­ agement. The Huntington Forest has done a great deal of research in this area and they presented a truly professional discussion of the problems connected with raising trees, deer, and people population pressure. Terry Healy, ’63, conducted the business meeting in his capacity as Secretary Treasurer. He did such (Continued page 2, col. 4) Paul Smith’s College To Host 24th Woodsmen’s Meet The P.S.C. Forestry team will be competing on home ground this May, when Paul Smith’s College will host the 24th annual Collegiate Woodsmens Weekend this May 7th and 8th. This is the first time since 1961 that the meet has been held at the Paul Smith’s Campus,and at that meet Paul Smith’s College took first place. Gould “ Stumpy” Hoyt is still the coach of the team, and he’s still in as fine shape as ever. Teams from all over the Eastern part of the United States and Can­ ada compete, and Paul Smith’s Col­ lege has always managed to place at least second at these events, and most of the time, placed first. Many Alumni always show up for this event, and we don’t want this year to be any exception, so keep those dates in May in mind.. We’re sure you’ll enjoy yourselves, as well as renewing a few old ac­ quaintances. Freer Science Hall Leveled by Arsonist The Freer Science Hall, built in 1956, was leveled by fire in the early morning hours of March 28th. Residents of the girls dorm discovered the fire about 5 A.M. By the time fire trucks arrived on the scene, the middle of the wood­ en structure was enveloped in flames. The heat became so intense that the exterior finish shingles popped like small arms fire. A twisted mass of pipes, metal chairs, wiring and file cabinets was about all that could be identified by 10 A.M., when the fire was burining itself out. State Police, who investigated the circumstances surrounding the fire announced Tuesday evening, March 30th, that they had arrest­ ed a Sophomore at Paul Smith’s College and charged him with ar­ son, second degree. The loss of the Science Hall was estimated at three hundred thous­ and dollars. The 15 year old build- (Continued page 3, col. 2) FREER HALL IN FLAMES

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