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Don’t horget The Big Halloween Party Oct 31 FR E S H M EN VOL. V II, NO. 1 Election Results Elections for the 1952-53 school year have been held and several new rdditions have been made to the stu­ dent council. The results: vice presi­ dent of Student Council, Robert Kramer; treasurer, Bill Yolton; Fresh­ man Hotel representative, P h y 11 i s Brown; Freshman Forestry representa­ tive, Hugh Pangmann; Freshman Lib­ eral A rts representative, Irene Olson. P A U L S M I T H ’S C O L L E G E , PA U L S M I T H S , N E W YORK Student Directory and Handbook To Be Printed OCTOBER 28, 1952 Freshmen Hazing ! Although the hazing of Freshmen has become a fixture in most of our colleges today, it presents problems which we will attempt to analyze and which is frequently criticized b y Freshmen. The first objection to haz­ ing is that it distracts the new stu­ dents attention at a time when he may be having difficulties making adjustments to his new environment. Perhaps the solution to this would be to put off hazing unitl later in the semester. The idea of “ Frosh lids” and name tags is a desirable one as it tends to make the Freshman feel he is part of a group and not just an isolated in­ dividual in a strange and new world. This feeling gives him a sense of security and a desire to make new friends which is as important as his studies in this early period. After he has become sufficiently adjusted he can then more fully understand the spirit in which hazing is done, and he is apt to receive it with less opposition. From our own small survey we have noted that the most strenuous objection is to the necessity of having to memorize the rules governing the hazing which demands more than its share of the students time. There are also objections to the ways in which penalties are dispensed. Per­ haps the method of treating the of­ fenders as a group with one punish­ ment for all would be a solution. This would eliminate confusion and unjustified complaints and the total effect would be to create a mo-e pleasant atmosphere. For instance, if there were ten offenders with th _ee tickets apiece they could all be given a like sentence, but their punishment would be harder than that of a g-oup of students who had only one ticket. Penalties such as wearing one’s clothes backwards should not New Girls On Campus Here is a brief low down on the new freshmen gals. If you want to know the inside info, you will have to arrange for a rendezvous. Shirley M urfin hails from Auburn, New York. She is taking the term­ inal Hotel course. Shirley wants to become an Airline Hostess. (W o n ­ der if the high marital rate has something to do with it)? Irene Olson is from Medusa, New York. (A suburb of M iddleburgh). She is planning to enter the Airforce when she graduates from Paul Smith’s College. Kay Fratus comes from Glens Falls, New York. She is thinking of be­ ing a social worker. Shirley Homburger is a skier who hails from Saranac Lake. She wants to become a Physical Education teach­ er and a Ski Bum. Jackie Doty, also born in Saranac Lake wants to be a Medical Secre­ tary and obtain her pilots license. Cynthia Bates a “New Englander” from Wakefield, Massachusetts, is in­ terested in becoming a scenery design­ er. Barbara (Barbie) W alker is anoth­ er “New Englander” who is from Rutland, Vermont. Her main inter­ ests are horses and skiing. Her am­ bition is to ski in the Alps and tour Paris. Phyllis Brown comes from Syracuse, New York. Since Phyllis has hei p ’lots license, he\ ambition is to fly planes and to be an Airline Hostess. She decided to come to Paul Smith’s College since her brother was also a student here a few years ago. Jackie St. John is from Utica, New Yo-k. She would like to be a free­ lance writer and a foreign correspon­ dent. Leno'a Lenchner was born in Cle­ veland, Ohio and now lives in Buf­ falo, New York. Her ambition is to race in the Roller Derby and manage a hotel. last more than one day, and after the penalty is satisfied that should be the end of the offenders obliga­ tion to the hazing court. Possibly with some such modifica­ tions, Freshmen hazing could be one of enjoyment to both Freshmen and Soph mores. In the very near future, a Paul Smith’s College directory and hand­ book will be ready for sale on cam­ pus. This booklet will contain the name, home address, course of study, campus address and telephone num­ ber of every student attending Paul Smith’s, also the names and addresses of all the faculty members. In this publication there will be such items of interest as: meal hours, library hours, school calendar, social calendar, bus schedules, train sched­ ules, campus organization m e e t i n g times, girls’ dormitory rules and regu­ lations, store hours, and Post Office hours. Skip Myler is editing this booklet, and is being assisted by the members of the Student Council Press Bureau. This is the first such directory and handbook ever to be printed at Paul Smith’s College. Social Calendar An­ nounced Students Advised to Submit SSCQT App­ lications Now Applications for the December 4, 1952 and the April 23, 1953 ad­ ministrations of the College Qualifi­ cation Test are now available at Selective Service System local boards throughout the country. Eligible students who intend to of­ fer this test on either date should apply at once to the nearest Selective Service local board for an application and a bulletin of information. Following instructions in the bul­ letin, the student should fill out his application and mail it immediately in the envelope provided. Applica­ tions for the December 4 test must be postmarked no later than midnight, November 1, 1952. According to Educational Testing Service, which prepares and admini­ sters the College Qualification Test for the Selective Service System, it will be greatly to the student’s advan­ tage to file application at once, regard­ less of the testing date he selects. The results will be reported to the student’s Selective Service local board of jurisdiction for use in considering his deferment as a student. A t a “Leadership Retreat” held re­ cently for officers of campus organi­ zations, a social calendar was an­ nounced for the coming academic year. This calendar includes the dates of the four major social events. These dates and events are as fol­ lows: Paul Bunyan W eekend - Nov. 7 & 8 Christmas Cotillion W eekend - Dec. 12, 13, and 14. W inter Carnival W eekend - Feb. 20, 21 and 22. Spring Festival W eekend - May 15, 16 and 17. This year the Forestry Club will sponsor the Paul Bunyan W eekend as they have in the past, and the Newman Club will sponsor the Christ­ mas Cotillion W eekend. The O u t­ ing Club, along with one other or­ ganization, not decided upon as yet, will co-ordinate efforts to run the W inter Carnival W eekend. The spon­ sors of the Spring Festival W eekend will be announced at a later date. New Rules for Gals Last year before leaving school, the girls at Lambert with the help of Mrs. Parker set up a list of tentative rules and regulations for the girls dorms during the coming school year. This year the rules have been revised and approved by Miss M ournighan, our new house-mother and President Buxton. Since the complete set of rules will soon be published in the student dir­ ectory, we will give only the most important. 1. An executive council will be set up consisting of six members. Four members will be Sophmores and two Freshmen duly elected by th-; entire group to serve for the period of one semester. In addition there shall be one representative for each womens dormitory. 2. Meetings of the council will be called at least once a month. All members a r e required t o attend. Housemothers shall be considered ad­ visors of the council. 3. Annual dues (per semester) shall be one dollar. 4. All women students shall be ir> Continued on Page 2

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