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Post Script (Paul Smiths, N.Y.) 1946-2003, January 30, 1953, Image 1

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WORK PROGRAM ON NEW BUILDINGS By C. L. BUXTON No doubt all alumni know by this time that the old Rec Hall and Gym burned on the morning of April 27, 1952. Also, you must realize that it is hot possible to carry sufficient in- surance to replace buildings. How- ever, we did have enough insurance to mike a good start on replacement. The pictures in this issue will help to give you an understanding of what we are trying to accomplish. These pictures were taken almost two months ago; considerable progress has been made since that time. W e havt been criticized for starting late. It was deemed necessary to make a thorough investigation of the possibili- ties of services of outside architects and contractors. This lead to the con' elusion that in order to even come close to providing something which would satisfy our needs it was necessary to do this work ourselves. W e know some will not be satis fied but we hope all of you will find it possible to visit us in the nea future and pass judgment. As you remember there is a littl* hill above the leaning pine to tin left of the drive as you leave tlv campus. The new gym is located on this hill5 parallel to and abou' 150 feet from the No. 10 highway. There is a basement under the en ti-e building. Perhaps you will br surprised to learn that the tot\' floor space in this building will be approximately twice that of the com­ bined area of those lost in the fire The building is 126 feet long and 76 feet wide. The trusses shown in the picture span the entire 76 feet and weigh about three tons each. The main entrance to this build' ing will be from the end facing the d'ive above the leaning pine. This entrance will be to the base- ment level leading to a large lobby from either end of which a stairway will lead to the second floor. In this lobby there will be a ticket win- dow and a snack bar. In addition fhe’-e will be the added feature of a lighted trophy case built into the wall. The graduating class of 1951 left funds for a trophy case. This case will be provided through this means and will bear the eng-aved plate left by this class. At the ha=c- Looking into the “ New Gym” as workmen prepare to hoist one of the roof trusses into place. The workman is fastening the truss which spans 76 ft. and weighs 3 tons. ment level there will also be rooms for equipment, offices, shower rooms and a room for the heating plant with considerable room remaining for oth- er needs which may arise. In addi­ tion one side of the basement has been left open through most of its length for bowling alleys and a 22 rifle range. The stairs from the lobby lead to the main floor at either end of a large stage. Thc-e is a dressing room at each end of the stage. On this main floor there will be a full size college basketball court. Around the basketball court there will be a roller skating rink. In addition to the large amount of space in the new gym building we will have more space in the new -ec hall or student union building than existed in the old one. This building is 40 by 72 feet rind is constructed on the old stone founda­ tion which existed near the tower. This building is also a two story structure. Down star's the^e will be Continued on Page 3 Col. 4 W inter Carnival Preview One of the outstanding features of the coming W inter Carnival on Feb. 20, 21 and 22 will be the selection of the King and Queen on Friday night at the Sock Dance. The judges, consisting of five fac­ ulty members; will select the king and queen on appearance, personality and that intangible quality — charm. All students and their dates are elig­ ible for this honor. It will be the duty of the royal couple to attend every function of the week-end. Tlic judging will take pla^e imme­ diately after the s o c k dance. All the contestants will join in the Grand March. The judges will eliminate couples till there are three remain­ ing. From these they will select the king and queen and their attendants. The athletic activities of the car­ nival will be both inter-collegiate and intra-mural. A four-event intercol­ legiate ski meet will be held on cam­ pus, and for the first time in our history girls will be competing. Many schools have been invited to send teams to compete in the meets. The intramural activities take place during the running of the intercol­ legiate cross-country ski meet. Dorms will vie for honors in snow shoe and ski events. Another interdorm acti­ vity will be the ice statue contest. Statues will be made by every dorm and judged by a faculty committee! A generous p-ize will be awarded to the winning house. Climaxing the weekend, will be a banquet and Carnival Ball. The trophies and awards will be given at the dinner. The Ball will be semi-formal and probably will be held in the Student Union Building. This year’s winter carnival will be co-sponsored by the Hotel Club and the C-uting Club. This arrangement should provide an ideal working staff for both social and athletics events of the Carnival. The Carnival is a big weekend, and cannot be success­ ful without student co-operation and assistance. So support your respective club and your school and lets have a bigger and better W inter Carnival.

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