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Post Script (Paul Smiths, N.Y.) 1946-2003, April 01, 1952, Image 1

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“ Kollege (Calamity\ April 2 Town Hall, Saranac Lake DROP VOL. VI, NO 5 SPRING FESTIVAL IN MAY DEAD PAUL S M I T H ’S C O L L E G E , PA U L S M IT H S , N E W YORK A P R IL 1, 1952 AT CARNIVAL CORONATION: L. to R.: Mr. Buxton, Ed Donchey, Ann Luce, King Bob and Queen Laura, Anne Snell and Bob Potter. Photo by Huber WINTER CARNIVAL HUGE SUCCESS Robert Axtell, Laura Stevens, Monarchs O u r 1952 W inter Carnival, “ Ski Spree,” turned out to be one of the best in the history of Paul Smith's College. Monarchs, Bobby Axtell and Laura Stevens reigned over the weekend’s festivities, March 14 and 15. The formal ball terminating the weekend on Saturday evening was the first to be held here on campus. The beautifully decorated hotel dining room and lounge made an elaborate plaisance for the couples and guests. Everyone had a grand time and it is evident that future carnival dances are “Campused” to stay. The carnival got underway Thurs­ day night with the ski rally in the recreation hall. An amusing skit was presented by “ R ainbow” W right, Harry Cairney and Jim Gragg. Movies on skiing were shown and ski songs sung. The inter-collegiate racing started Friday morning, continuing through Saturday, with the downhill, slalom and jumping contests at J en k i n s M ountain. Visiting teams were A.T.I. of Canton, St. Lawrence University B Team, Clarkson College, Potsdam State Teachers College, and the In­ terstate Ski Club of Alleghany, New York. A fter the meet on Saturday, a skiers banquet was served in the cafeteria and prizes and trophies a- warded. The interdorm snowshoe races were staged during the cross country race on Friday afternoon. The favored Lambert team was up set and Dorm I stumbled off with the trophy it has held for 2 successive years. The sock dance in the brilliantly decorated recreation hall opened the Friday night activities. All attend­ ing couples joined the grand march from which the king and queen, with two attending couples were chosen. Dr. Picket, Mr. Rutherford, Mr. Twombly, Mr. Tyldesley, Mrs. Basile and Miss Crawford served as judges. Chairman, Neal Schaefer announced the judges’ choice. The monarchs, with their courtiers, Ann Luce and Donchey; Anne Snell and Bob Pot­ ter, were escorted to the ice throne near dorm I where the corona­ tion was completed by President Buxton. Simultaneously, skiers, bear­ ing torches, swerved down the campus slope. The hill, lighted with the big letters, “ Ski Spree\ was a most spectacular sight. The huge ice throne represented a sphinx with a cat-like head upon which was placed a crown of fir bows. The figure, decorated by Joe Krochina, was beautifully colored and “Kollege Kalamity” to Be Presented April 2 On Wednesday, April 2, the Hot­ el Club of Taul Smith's College will present a variety show, “Kollege Kal- amity” r.t the Town Hall in Saranac Lake. The show, scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. is for the benefit of the American Red Cross. Through the presentation of this show the club hopes to bring about a closer relationship between the people of Saranac Lake and vicinity and Paul Smith's College. Featured in the show will be vocal numbers by Roger W eston and Lois Black; piano renditions by BiTI Weiss; a dancing act by Ann Luce and Dick W alts; comedy numbers by Larry Soldoveri, Bill W arholy, and Bruce W alts; and a professional wres­ tling travesty by Dave Berk and Char­ les Maki. Also a bagpipe solo by Bob Leslie, numbers by the Paul Smith's Ensemble, Skit by the Gas House Seven, and many others. Dr. H. G. Pickett will act as mas­ ter of Ceremonies. Mr. Basile is production advisor. W illiam A. Bar­ ry, Jr. is directing the show, assisted by Robert B. Thomas. Donald Clu- kies will act as stage manager and music is under the direction of Lar­ ry Abt. Tickets are on sale now so see W ilfred Jopling and get yours. T o u ’JI not want to miss it! Let’s have everyone there! lighted for the coronation. Although the majority of the ice statues were rained out, a few re­ mained to be judged. The result of the judging was a win for the crea­ tion of “ B utch\ W right and Joe Krochina. Their statue was a giant skier with face buried in the snow and skis protruding in air. At the base of the statue were the letters “ Bottoms Up.” Joe and “ B utch” did not overlook anything. They built a snow hut in the base for the kiddies to play. Red and blue col­ oring on the figure was particularly effective. A fter Saturday events at Jenkins, the evening began with a cocktail party at 5:30 p.m. in the hotel, fol­ lowed by a banquet, for couples and guests, in the cafeteria. The ball which began at 9:30 continued until 2:00 a.m., the band playing an ex­ tra forty five minutes. The 1952 W inter Carnival, as in the past, had been proven a great success.

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