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Page Two P O S T S C R IP T EDITORIAL STAFF Editor in Chief ....... John A. Orr Assistant Editor ....... - Bruce Mix Business Manager .. Edith Mampe Advertising Managers ................ Owen Murphy Robert Jones Circulation Manager . ............... Charles Miller Sports Editors ............. Harm Swits William Williams Art Editors ........... Shirley Shipton Richard Falls Typists ................. Morgan Johnson Duane fucker Nancy McKenzie Arthur Dunne Faculty Advisor .... . ................... Dr. Louise A. N. Garrett Contributing Reporters Gerald Van Duser Vince Fallon Florence Perez Martin Towne Marion Sewell Joan Braun Norma Pelkey Malcolm Hewitt Polly Rushmore William Conway THE FAULT IS OURSELVES (Editorial) William Shakespeare has said: \The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves that we are un­ derlings.” Unfortunately in our present student group although it has been a definite student group for over a niflurt, there is a vefy obvious feeling of discontent and general dissatisfaction because of a lack of extra-curricular activities. In the course of discussions on this lack of facilities and activities, every in­ dividual who could possibly be con­ sidered as being connected in any manner with this shortcoming, has been blamed. Is the fault in the powers that be, or is it rather in ourselves? To borrow from another man of wisdom, George Matthew Adams, in an article entitled “Yourself” states: \When a man starts blam­ ing someone else for his failures or his difficult lot in life, he in­ dicts himself. Many of us are good sports when it comes to dealing with others—but when the issue is solely one of our own, we are not so quick to assume entire respon­ sibility. To continue with another portion of Mr. Adam’s article: “No one gets much happiness out of bearing the responsibility of oth­ ers— when that responsibility shift­ ing could be avoided. The lazy look to the energetic and wonder why they are not so favored. It has become more and more ob­ vious that if activities are going to be established and continued, their inauguration will be necessarily on student initiative alone. As an ex­ ample of this, we might offer the case of this very publication. A student group desiring a school pa­ per, banded together and by con­ tinued interest and effort, have seen th^ seed of their desire take root. Ahead lies only the task of constantly improving on what is al­ ready a reality and not merely a moot idea in the mind of scattered individuals. The procuring of our desires will be brought about only by this type of group interest and effort. Only a union of these sporadic dislikes, dissatisfactions and desires and a combined effort on the part of a group or an individiual cap­ able and willing to organize this group, can the wants of the student body become a reality. As a solution as to how we stu­ dents may obtain these desires, a first step might well be suggested that rather than collecting in groups of two and threes, merely criticiz­ ing their lack, -et us instead blame ourselves for our lack of interest and willingness to work for these aims. Things of this nature are not go­ ing to be served on golden plates to us students. They are, on the contrary, going to come about only by a genuine fight for their pres­ ence. P A U L SM ITH ’ S ronage was select, largely doctors and lav \ers o» outstanding ability in their home cities. '1 he enterprise prospered from the first. Board and lodging was $1.25 per day but it cost $2.00 a day to hire a guide. There was a bar on the premises, and it was run on the pas-asyou-go principle. In one cor­ ner of the living room stood a tall barrel of rye whiskey. Fastened to it by a stout string -was a tin dip­ per. The price of the drink was 4c, probably because nickels were not in general use at that time. To get a drink you placed four coppers on the top of the barrel, and re­ moved the spigot from near the bottom. That the bar paid under those conditions argues extreme moderation somewhere — either in the guests or the whiskey, This was PAl/L SMITH'S the first phase. (To be continued in next issue) SCOOP Ding-a-Ling-a-Ling-Ling H o p - toad Henderson claims that his great-great-great grandmother was an early and sturdy settler in these regions. Claims she swam across lower St. Regis doing the Austral­ ian Back Stroke with a cook stove on her chest and three kids in the oven. When “ Briarean” Breaky wore Walt Disney’s nightmarish tie to class, the bear skin went through reincarnation, tripped down the hall and defied “Doc” Pickett to floor him. LITERARY COLUMN How many people know how to find a book in the library? Very tew, I know. Oh, I know you can use the \seek and ye shall find” method, but that wastes a great deal of time. Our library at school is run on the Dewey L>ecimal System, which is used for most collections. This system arranges books under topics. Each topic has its own number. For example, American fiction comes under 900. Naturally, every­ one is not able to acquaint himself with each number, but if you took just half an hour, and read the shelves, your task of finding a book v ould be half what it is now. Our library is still waiting for a card catalogue, which will also be a great help, but until that time, we should all pay a visit to the library. We are open Monday through Friday from 8-12, 1-5, 7-10, and on Saturday from 8-12. The supply of books is steadilv increasing. W e have now 1460 -uoks all processed and on the shelves, and have several hundred cn order. There is also a large magazine collection averaging about 35 magazines, 2 English daily pa­ pers, and one French paper, but this supply will mean very little, if we students do not cooperate in re­ turning books on time, so that the < ther fellow can have a chance to lead them. Mrs. Fawcett has started collect­ ing talcs and information concern­ ing the Adirondack's. We have not quite a few books on the shelves, and are always on the look-out for more. If you should be reading a book, and come across any materia! on the Adirondack's, please make a note of the author, title, publisher, and date of publication, and give it to Mrs. Fawcett. We hope, in time, to build up a very extensive collec­ tion of Adirondack tales. STUDENT ASSEMBLY Last Tuesday afternoon. Nov. 19 at 2 o’clock, the second Student Assembly elected the first Student Officers of Paul Smith’s College. Justin Casey was elected president, Mial Baldwin, vice president: Mar­ ion Sewell, secretary, and Russell Hartman, treasurer. I he election for the presidency was close, with Justin Casey win­ ning by a plurality of eight votes over »Mial Baldwin. Marion Sewell and Russ Hartman polled an over­ whelming majority for the positions of secretary and treasurer, respec­ tively. The runners up were Steve Ross for president, and John Ma­ her and Judson Richmeyer for treasurer. Is Fred ‘ punch boy” Eiserman still eating celery in his sack? I wonder where he keeps the salt? THE SPORTSCOPE By Harm and Will Sportatorial — Recent develop­ ments have ascertained the fact that Paul Smith’s College will give birth to a bumptious basketball aggrega­ tion. Forty-two hopeful aspirants for the coveted final number of 15 basketeers reported for practice at Saranac Lake on the evening of Nov. 18. This number can be view­ ed as rather high when one takes into consideration the total number of students at the College, and, it certainly is a fine indication of the desire on the campus for our Physi­ cal Education Department to em­ bark upon an inter-collegiate pro­ gram in all competitive games and sports activities. Hoover’s Hoopsters will open the regular season at Malone on the night of Dec. 4th and we do believe that a. large group of campus folk will be on hand for some fine bas­ ketball observations. Mr. Hoover has emphasized the fact that there will be speed and a defensive-offen­ sive such as the North Country has never seen within the walls of a basketball court. We await with bated breath the opening game at Malone. W'hether the season be successful or not can not be considered the most important aspect of our thoughts regarding the formation of the “ferocious five.” The backbone of the entire move, we believe, is the fact that an inter-collegiate sport will create public interest and, consequently, publicity. Publicity in turn, has an uncanny knack of cre­ ating spirit; that alone in the form of the old college “ Rah-Rah\ is the essential ingredient of the country’s leading schools. ‘Standing Room Only’ Observa­ tions — After Bud Towne dropped that buck with a single arrow re­ leased from a JO pound bow, we watched with amusement the abash­ ed looks which crept into the coun­ tenances of the mighty “deerslay- ers\ who daily stalked thru the caf­ eteria portals. Nary a word was spoken. 1 he deer season was at its end. The determined and desperate exponents of the carbine were forc­ ed to admit that perhaps the Indian did have something after ail ........... As this column is being typed we are aware of the fact that the Rose- bowl opponents are in the process of being selected. Frankly, we would like to see the best team in the East pack for the westward journey. That can only mean Glen Davis and company. However, as to the final outcome of the bowl contest we can say but two words, “West­ ern Walkaway!” ................... All male students walking with painful ef­ forts can be classified as “touch- tackle tetanus” victims ............... The walking Rule Books: Suprcnant, Dolas and Whip Johnson ....... After that Penn-Armv game, we jcs‘ ain’t predicting nothin’ nohow! ....... Sug­ gestion for the long winter nights: A good old Pinochle tournament. Even Lewis and his miner friends cannot freeze out a hundred aces . .......... Say, by the way, we do hope that the omnipotent members of team number one, 'softball, that is, hold out until spring. Team num­ ber four claims that defeat is the only thing they have to look for- word to. How about that, Moose? ............. Final suggestion: Let’s get behind that Winter Carnival Idea and push it over the rim of uncer­ tainty into reality and one whale of a good time ........... Please pardon us while we go try a “T ” formation on a turkey ........... Happy Thanks­ giving! HALLOWE'EN DINNER At 5 o’clock on Oct. 31st, Paul Smith’s Faculty and Students gath­ ered at Dormitory I for dinner. Chubby pumpkins and tinkling glasses of refreshing cider gleamed in the soft candle light. After the faculty were seated, the students filed in, in orderly fashion. Presi­ dent Leasure announced that Grace would be said. The conservation, which before has been spirited, suddenly slack­ ened. Everyone w-as enjoying man- sized servings of tender turkey, succulent vegetables, crisp celery, stuffed olives, sweet potatoe fluff and the most delectable cranberry salad imaginable. A gourmet could not have concocted a more delici­ ous dinner. And what wonderful pie! The goblin and cat crepe paper napkins gave us the real Hallow­ e'en spirit. Thank you, Mrs. Ed­ gar, for such a delightful prelude to our Hallowe’en ; Dance. Thank you, too, Bob, for your part! sooor The day Len McAney LAU N ­ CHES into more tlian 10 second conversation will be the day one gets two bottles of milk. Year— 1950 Characters—Alice Dolan and Jack Daye , Heard— Knock, Knock Overheard— Alice, there’s a wom­ an peddler at the door. The Hurdle Tips—Jack, tell him to go away; we got plenty. Bob “Chaffinch” Culliman and Jack “Epileptic” Evans contribut­ ed this: A noted meat packer named Young One day when his nerves were unstrung Pushed his wifes ma unseen in the chopping machine He canned her and labeled her TONGUE.

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