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October 28, 1952 POST SCRIPT Page 2 0 ) c r i p L . o j c r i l t EDITOR IN CHIEF: Ann W . Luce M A NAG ING ED ITO R : Neil Lukow LITERARY: Bob Kramer H Don Gunnell . Tall Timber William Barry ________ Editorial Neil Lukow fe? A1 Lippay Tapping the Keg John Brown ______ The Snooper PH O T O G R A P H Y : Doug Wilkins Charles Randall LAYOUT: Anne Snell Cindy Bates SPO R T S : Jerry Sevits REPORTERS: Pete Burnett Jackie St. John Elise Ebersbach Nora W itt Lenora Lenchner Robert Tupper Roy Miltner Rick Kallmeyer BUSINESS M A NAG E R : A1 Lippay CIRCULATION M A N A G E R : Skip Myler ADVISORS: Dr. McKee Mr. Tyldesley Mr. Valenti FRIENDSHIP W h at do I mean by a friend? I mean something that is almost too much to be looked for in this world. I mean one whose nature is so large that he will understand and sympa- thize with all your varied moods. I mean a man who , when he finds you mean and groveling, will not despise you; when he sees you harsh and critical, will not condemn your harsh' ness of heart; when you are cruel in judgement, or in word, or in action, will bear with you till you recover your senses; when you are proud, or vain or high-handed, will smile and endure knowing that this is only a passing whim; when you are ill'temp' ered, or peevish, or melancholy, will understand and wait till the disease has run its course, and the color of health has returned. I mean by a friend one who will give as well as take. I mean one who, when he is in trouble, will not hide it from you. I mean one who will not give the everlasting feeling that the weakness is all yours, while he is in possession of unending peace and calm. I mean one who will trust you far enough to let you see his weakness as you trust him to see your weaknesses, knowing that neither will misunderstand, or misinterpret, or be' come impatient, or condemn, or turn upon their heel and walk away. This is the other side of friendship harder to discover than the first; yet if one would be my friend, in the deep sense in which I understand it, I must give this to him as he would give the same to me; he must trust me this far, even as I trust him; if he is only my patron, my protector, my guide, my model, my ideal, he may be very much loved and honored, but he is not strictly a friend. I mean by a friend one with whom basic differences are understood, and the friendship strengthened by this understanding. W hatever be your respective gifts of nature, it must be all the same between you. If he thinks you clever, or strong, or even holy, he will neither bow before you, nor treat you as a being of another grade; though you may know him to have rank, or wealth, or athletic skill, or wit, these things, when you think of him, will scarcely enter your mind. You take each other for granted, without suspicion, without res e r v e, without doubt; the rest are mere ap pendages, belonging to one as much as to the other, affecting so little our equality that we never give them a thought. This is what I mean by a friend; so perfect a union is friendship. But where is such a friend? Are we ask ing too much of human nature? Is a relation so perfect possible in this life? I wonder. The young person sets out on his journey, and hopes to find such a comrade on his way. He grasps at first one gesture of friendship then another, telling him- self that he has found a true friend; but how often has he been disappoint' ed! He might give his friendship to one older than himself, and soon dis­ cover he has a patron, not a friend; good, true, loyal, sound, but not what he expects in a friend. For this would-be friend might show but one side in return; he could be too good, too loyal, too sound to be wholly true. He might have the strength to guide, the virtue to endure, but lack the humility which is essential to the ideal of friendship. Perhaps the commonest disappoint­ ment in a lifetime is that hardening of friendship into mere patronage, that murder of friendship because our “friends” will not let us see them as they are. Some who would like to be called friends, merely give us back our own reflection hiding themselves behind the m i r r o r o f friendship. I say nothing of false friends or of shallow friends. These are incapable of friendship; and to have found them out, to have fath' omed all their possibilities, to have weighed them in the balance and found them insincere, is no disap' pointment; it is a growth in the knowledge and understanding of man­ kind. Disappointment o n l y comes when one has proved and knows the possibility of friendship and allows it to freeze in the making. Be a true friend, and you will have friends. St. Regian Plans Plans a-e well under way for the 1953 edition of the St. Regian ac­ cording to Mrs. Collins, advisor a i i Anne Snell, editor. The individual pictures will be scheduled either in late October or early November so that the photographs will be available by Christmas. The staff is very near completion but there are still openings. Even though no experience is required there is much to be gained. Not only will this go on your permanent records but also editorial positions next year will probably go to those who have experience. Remember the yearbook when you have a camera in your hand. A good group of snapshots help make an interesting yearbook — one that you will be proud to own. The Rifle Club Reorganized The Rifle Club, which was dis­ continued last year because of lack of interest, is back again. By the size of the attendance at the first meeting, it seems that it will oncc again be one of the leading clubs in the school. Plans have already been made for an indoor shooting station at the rifle range. Mr. Kiisch is once again the fac­ ulty advisor of the club and is inter­ ested in helping anyone who wants to improve his or her shooting. A t the first meeting Bill M cHenry was elected temporary president, and he will preside as such until everyone gets acquainted and a full election can be held. Bill was a member of the rifle club when it began last year and devotes much of his time to the rifle range and the club. The rifle club would like to invite anyone interested in rifle shooting to attend their next meeting. The time of this meeting will be announced. Roy M iltner Continued from page 1 by eleven P. M. Sunday through Thursday. There will be late per­ missions on Friday a n d Saturday nights. Students may elect 1:30 a.m. one night and 1:00 a.m. the other night. 5. Quiet hours will be each week­ day night from 7 to 9:30. This includes Sunday. These rules are not set up with the intention of restricting the girls. They are meant to help the girls bud­ get their time between recreation, sleep and studies. W e hope that all the boys on the campus will co- oporate with us. T A L L T 1 M B E R Welcome! welcome! all you eager foresters, new and old. Now that the two rough? weeks of hazing are over we can all start to buckle down and pound out the old studies. The terminal sophs, are very for­ tunate in having the famous forester Ralph J. Plumb join them this fall - this should prove to be quite an ex­ citing year for Mr. Plumb sine?, be has already made a big hit with rJJ “Cy” Lawson. “Flash” — Python is now o f f e r in g tutoring lessons in surveying for only $2 per lesson. Famous last words — “but Bill, our trail doesn’t need any corduroy.” Any freshman who wishes to take lessons in how to handle an axe safe­ ly should get in touch with Chartfe Maki. That old pre-pro, W arren is trying his best to keep up with the terminal crew down in the saw miil; he may not realize it but he’s now in the working class. Chuck Clyne has his crew dazzled out on the tongue — he ought to, he had enough experience oat there, eh Chuck? Ah, how we envy last years termi­ nal forestry Sophs. They get beauti­ ful weather for cruising. W h at do we get? Snow. At the last Forestry Club meeting, Bucky Dwyer was elected vi ^.-presi­ dent in place of Bill Weiss who didn’t come back this year. If anybody hears any strange luises iround the campus, don’t worry, it’s just the supercharged chipmunks in Ed Gardephe’s car. Are your shirts dirty? Do your socks stand in the corner? Don’t throw them away. Bring them to Willy and Roy’s friendly laundry service up at Hilltop. Now that there are two girls dorms, there will be two places of interest for the surveying crews this year. You pre-pros, are lucky that it’s cold outside for your surveying. Just try surveying in front of the hotel in the summertime with the b a t h i n g beach just a short transit sight away. HAVE YOU SEEN. Bill Rutherford

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