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r i.jf. ; T H A N K S G I V I N G E D I T I O N >1 ' i t. j > Volume 1— No. 2 PAUL SMITH’S COLLEGE, PAUL SMITHS, NEW YORK November 27, 1946 STUDENT UNION OF PAUL SMITH'S COLLEGE a PAUL SMITH'S By Nancy McKenzie and Duane Tucker Since it is only natural to be in­ quisitive, we have decided to un­ cover the facts and reveal some of the interesting material concerning Apollos A. Smith, to whom we are all indebted for the foundation of our present institution, Paul Smith’s College. Paul Smith was the dean of pion­ eer guides and hotel men. He out­ lived them all in success and popu­ larity. Oddly enough, the name that made him famous and which was so often on men’s lips was not his given name. He was baptized Apollos. The first contraction of this was “Pol.” But this unusual abbreviation was quickly slurred in­ to “Paul” by native tongue and ear — and “Paul\ it has been ever since. He accepted and adopted this col­ loquial designation and used it throughout his life. i he venture on St. Regis Lake that was to make him famous was a primitive house of entertainment in the literal sense of the word, for c\ery guest who went there was entertained, whatever else befell him. Reduced to its smallest terms, there is litte doubt that the foun­ dation of Paul’s success lay in his wife’s ability to cook a good dinner, and his own to tell a good story. 1 hese were the rocks of patronage on which he built with exceptional shrewdness and remarkable fore­ sight. Me gradually became a fad with people of wealth and fashion; how­ ever, he was not a rcspector of per­ sons. He joked with a millionaire, just as he did anyone else. Per­ haps the novelty of being treated like a man, instead of like a bank- account, appealed to the millionaire. Something did, for he and his kind came in ever increasing numbers. Before long they began buying land and building camps, and Paul, of course, sold them the land, the lum­ ber, and the supplies; so gradually a self-contained industrial settle­ ment grew up around the hotel, serving as a base for the spreading colony of campers on the adjoining lakes. The hotel breathed the spirit of the man and place. No discourtesy was ever meant: direct methods pievailed. You either liked him or you didn’t, and Paul did not try to sway your decision. You either growled and left in a huff, or you laughed and stayed. LOST AND FOUND There has been a centralized sta­ tion set up to receive and distribute to their proper owners all lost and found articles about the campus. Miss Smith, secretary to the Presi­ dent, is now in charge of this ac­ tivity, and all students either find­ ing or losing personal belongings or other articles are urged to con­ tact her in her office. SCOOP COLUMN Most people laughed and stayed, and what is more, they came back and brought their friends to taste the charm of the unusual. Ot course as the place grew, the personal touch faded more and more, but it never disappeared entirely. Paul always hovered somewhere in the background. Apollos A. Smith was born Aug. 20, 1825, at Milton, Vermont. He came of sturdy Now England stock. Ilis father, Phelps Smith, was a lumberman who lived to be 73 years old. His mother did not die until her 96th year. Paul learned as a boy to hunt and trap. When he was old enough to earn money, he and a friend began working a canal- boat through the Northern Cana! between Lake Champlain and the Hudson River. Whenever I’aul could get away from his canal du­ ties, he would cross the lake and penetrate the Adirondack wilder­ ness on hunting and trapping expe­ ditious. He thus acquireu au early and intimate knowledge of the re­ gion his personality was to domin­ ate. He used to make his camp on Loon Lake. Paul soon became a regular visitor there each autumn, and other visitors soon began cre­ ating a demand for his services as gtrfde and expert hunter. They also suggested that he build a place of his own, where true lovers of gun and rod might gather for the finest hunting and fishing in the country. Paul considered this, and made of the first suggestion his first stepping-stone to fame. In 1852, he bought 200 acres of land near Loon Lake, for which he paid $1.50 per acre. On the north branch of the Saranac River, one mile from the lake, in a sheltered ravine, he built a home which he called “Hunter’s Home.” It was very primitive and consisted of one large living room and a kitchen, with eight or ten thinly partitioned sleeping quarters over-head. There was no provision for ladies. It was strictly a man’s retreat, but its pat- continued on page 2) Heard by an. eavesdropper sitting next to Mr. Apel’s window: “1 don’t care what the expense is; give the canary another seed.\ On behalf of the bewildered 1 hysics students, I’m asking Mrs. Carter this simple problem: “If it takes ZYz yards of wishy-washy well water to make a 2*4 inch girth for a .Chinese elephant and 5 pounds of black wrater-proof mustache wax will accommodate 23 ruptured seals and 5/8 inch pellets of dehydrated snow fall at the rate of. 16,000 per square feet over an. area of 6 square miles per 20 min­ ute periods, : how: many browny flap-jacks inch thick, 4 3/7 in. in diameters and weighing 1 ounce (avoirdupois) will it take to shingle a brick dog house?\ Can you hear a slow laugh of contentment?. Norm “Let’s - Get - Lost\ Ferris says camp-fires are only warm on one side: the side facing the fire. NOTICE!. There have been liuriiberous re­ ports of individuals taking target practice and hunting game in those areas defined as restricted to any form of shooting. This restricted area in the section north and w-est of the College as far as the Rock­ well Estate and Bottom Pond, in­ cluding all sections beginning at Paul Smith’s campus and leading up the road to Malone. Also in­ cluded in this area is the section along the Keese’s MiU-Otisville road, which extends to the Rocke­ feller Estate. Please cooperate and refrain from any form of shooting in these re­ stricted areas. The immortal “Bladder Wort” P.ortle actually W ORKED last week end. Get those borrowed cig­ arettes back, men. Speaking of to­ bacco T. B. or not T. B., that is the congestion, consumption be done about it? Of cough, oi cough: just got that out in the N1CO TINE. ’Twas in a restaurant they met. Romeo and Juliet He had no casn to pay the debt. So Romeo’d what Juli’et! Bob “Bath-tub” Jiguere immers­ ed when came up gargling, minute.” the lights went out and with a frog in his teeth “Pm liable to croak any George “Cannon - ball” Chabbott up to his elbows in work ..... He's now engaged in knitting picket- fences for campus. He uses a crow­ bar in each hand! Crueller-Neck (Mullins shouts in Saranac, “Take back that half glass oi beer and bring me the Whole Stein - - Moo - - Mooo - - Moooo\ Phil “Gallimaufry*’ G o r d o n checked into the infirmary for ob­ servation. He wanted another look at the nurse. T [ Sub Note: To A1 “Savant\ Sch- losser and his public speaking peo­ ple, “Hjow do you pronounce - - - PFFFFFFI1111111ZZZZZ ?” It's a squeaky race between John “ Diaper\ Davies and Dave “Back­ wash” Brown for the affections and heart strings ot Nancy McKenzie. \Backwash” can tie a square knot but ..... “ Diaper\ has a new Ply­ mouth. Bets are now being collect­ ed in the now deserted ballot box. Tom “ Barber” Burke’s eternal cry while standing over President Casey, “Cut his lip, cut his jaw, cut his chin ..... BAW - BAW - BAW .” Laurels and Roses (not four) to Rob “Birches” Isaacson for his de- votion-quote, “I'm at Paul Smith’s and proud of it.” Favorite expression of the Re­ sort Management group, “What the hotel do you think this is?” Listened in while Bob “Saltv Osiris” O'Rourke was casting glo- buied eyes in the direction of Betty “Isis” Hess. Quote: “You’re a very pretty girl.” (blushing) “Oh! You’d say so even if you didn’t think so.” (.indignant) “Suie, but you’d think so even if I didn’t say so!” , “Dapper” Duane gazing at de­ licious Jean Gedroiz??? When the bees come out again, honey, I’ll come home and have the hives with you! (If you’ll only wear those green pedal pushers (short slacks that is!) Can you picture T W I N ­ KLE TOES TUCKER in those slacks? Index — Article I— VII Student Union I t —Name , ,.J II— Purpose III— Organization ( IV— Officers and their election V— Delegation of unnumbered powers ^ VI— Election meetings— Regular and special meetings V II— Amendments -r i L Article II— ,j- Section I — _ The object and intent of this or- ganization is to foster a spirit of democratic cooperation among the student body, to coordinate the aims and purposes of the students , with those of the faculty, to pro-' mote school pride, to initiate and en­ courage student activities and to in sure an equitable solution of the student’s problems. Artir.lp III— Section I — This organization shall consist o: a Student Assembly composed of the entire student body and a Stur' ’ dent Council nominated from and * elected by the Student Assembly. ’ 1 Article IV— Section I — The election of the Student Coun- M cil shall be the responsibility of the Student Assembly. Article IV— ,f* Section 2 — The Student Council shall consist of a president, vice president, sec- v retary and treasurer nominated by ‘ 1 a nominative committee and elected by the Student Assembly. Section 3 — The Student Council shall include !> two members from each school as.1* listed in the Paul Smith’s annual ' Jf bulletin. Section 4 — The School Representatives shall' ^ be nominated from and elected by their respective schools. IO Article V— Section 1 — Any powers not invested in the1* Student Council shall be vested in nl the Student Assembly. Article VI— v/ Section 1 — The election meeting of the Stu- rr dent Assembly shall be held threi weeks after the official opening o: 111 the new semester. Section 2 — 15 Special meetings of the Studert' Assembly may be called at the ri (Continued on page 3)

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