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Post Script (Paul Smiths, N.Y.) 1946-2003, January 30, 1953, Image 3

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JANUARY 30, 1953 POST SCRIPT Page 3 A Letter from Ben C lute Dear Almuni and Future Alum n i of ia u l Smith’s: This message will reach not only the regular readers, but the Paul Smiths’ student body as w J l. It has been realized by your officers for some time that the in- t , est of the graduates in our alumni must be stimulated if we are to grove and go forward. In keeping with this idea, and through the coopera­ tion of the Post Script staff and Kir Buxton, we are combining our efforts with those of the paper to bring you the alumni news as well as a picture of present college ac­ tivities. W e plan on producing this integrated publication twice a year. Its continuance however, depends on the help you can give in the form of news, comments .and personal notes. Our work has been ■ greatly ham­ pered since Jim Parker’s departure from the college staff. W e have lost a capable and willing rudder. The vacuum left by Jims’ departure has not yet been filled, but it is hoped that in the near future, we will find a person willing to help carry the load. W e can discuss the solution to this problem at the next meeting in June. Until we clear things up, address correspondence to Alumn: Secretary, Paul Smith s College anc your letters will be taken care of. I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for the honor you have tended me. I will do my best to make this a banner year for our young organization It was very gratifying to see the fine turn out we had at our June meeting last year. Percentage wise, we had a 30 to 40 percent better turn out than most of our eastern counterparts. If we keep this up, we will have to rent chairs to seat you all. Since the recent fire which com­ pletely destroyed our recreation hall and gym you may be wondering where we would put these chairs. The answer lies in the ambitious building program now being under­ taken. On a recent visit to the school I was astounded by the progress made since August. I am sure you all remember the old stone founda­ tion that stands in front of the library building. This apparently useless mass of masonry, has been utilized as a foundation for a new recreation center. It boasts of a grand view across the lake and will house a soda bar and student council office as well as a large lounging area and game rooms. The new gym will dwarf the old structure and be more functional. On a tour of the partially completed; buildings, I was shown where a snack bar, two bowling -alleys, coach’s office, modern shower rooms, and a large stage would be located as well as a regular gym floor surrounded by a roller skat- ! ing rink. The lack of facilities at the college have long been felt. Thanks to the planning of Afr. Bux­ ton and Gray Trombly and others the usual high costs of architectures and contractors’ fees have been cir­ cumvented. The building program wil be accomplished at a fraction of estimated costs. W e all owe a great debt of gratitude to these men for their unselfish donation of time and talent to making the Paul Smith's campus one to point to with pride If my few words haven’t moved you to action and support, I hope the revelation of the spirit and vis­ ion that have emerged from the despair of the fire will. It is hoped that this will kindle a new flame of enthusiasum that will he reflected not only by your at­ tendance at our meeting next June, but by your help in attaining the goal of our association pledge of $500.00 toward replacement of the snack bar furniture, etc., lost in the fire. This is our opportunity to show the Paul Smith’s Alumni in action. Best Regards to All, Bennett Clute President T h e New Student Union Building A lum n i In Service W arren Delpit, ’51 is in the Air Force. His address is 406th Food Service, A.P.O. 198 C |0 Postmaster, New York. Alan Downing, '52, is in the army. His address is Co. A., 60th Inf. Regt., Fort Dix, New Jersey. Robert Pick, '52, is in the navy. His address is U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt, S-2 Division, F.P.O. New York, New York. Fred T. Cook, '49, is in the a rmy. At present his address is unknown. Dick Bruce, '52, is in the Air Force as an air cadet. A t present his address is unknown. Dan (Buzz) Gauthier, ’49, is in the army. At present his addres is unknown. Henry Krebs, 51, is in the Air Corps. His address is 1650th Food Service, 1650th Air Force Base Group, Sampson A ir Force Basce, Sampson, New York. Bruce McCaffery, '52, is in the army and is now stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Also at Fort Dix is Cy M urphy, ’52. A lum n i News 1948 It is now Doctor Jack A. Boulant. “Boo” has hung out his D D.S. sign at 766 James Street, Syracuse, New Yo: k. Phone 9-5827. “Cal” Henderson with wife Mary and daughter Victoria are living at 33 Linden Avenue, Dayton, Ohio. Ralph (D o c) Breakey Jr., is mar­ ried and living in Monticello, New York. Box 344. Pat Tolbert is doing graduate work in bacteriology at Syracuse University, and hopes to earn his master’s degree this June. Until recently Tom Stainback was the secretary of the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce. He now has a similar position in Hazlton, Penn­ sylvania. Duane H. Tucker aspires to be an Osteopathic Surgeon and writes that his add’ess is 4630 Larchwood Avenue, Philadelphia, 4, Pennsylva­ nia. David B. Robinson transferred from Paul Smith’s to Utah State in the summer of 1948, graduating from Utah in June of 1950. He then accepted a position with the U.S. Forest Service in Lakeview, Oregon where he is now concerned with Timber Sales on the Fremont N a tion­ al Forest. Dave visited the campus in December of 1952 and reports that he is very happy with his work. He now has his own airplane and has flown more than 8,000 miles on the west coast. George Chabbott has the same history as Dave up to and including graduation from Utah State. After graduation George came back to New York State and after working at W hiteface Mountain during the winter of ’50-’51, enlisted in the Army Air Corps. At the present time George is a 2nd Lt. and on his way to Korea as a B-26 pilot. Not to much is known of David Cont. Page 4 (Continued from Page 1) a large room for ping pong, pool and so forth, in addition to a Stu­ dent Cuncil office. Upstairs there will be a large lounge with a fire place at one end and picture win­ dows ovclooking the lake and St. Regis mountain. There will also be a soda bar on this floo~. Lest you think we have forgotten about work at this college, 1 must hasten to tell you that we still have plans for a new sciem - building, ad­ ditional space and so forth. N a tur­ ally, when any of our alumni find themselves in a position to contribute to any of these projects we will be very happy to hear from them. H o w ­ ever, we must all realize that the college is too young to expect much aid of this kind. The~e is one way in which alumni can be of real and valuable service to their alma mater. This is by helping in the field of public relations or promotion Last fall we had more than 100 freshmen enter school. If we repeat with a class of this size our total enrollment will begin to increase again. C e rtain­ ly you need have no hesitation in recommending your school. W e re­ ceive much good news concerning the accomplishments of our gradu­ ates in other schools. Also, we have splendid relations with industries for placing terminal students both in hotel and forestry work. Some of these graduates have made excellent progress and of course, everytime this happens it is a boost for Paul Smith’s. May I send to each one of you the wish that the time spent at Paul Smith’s has proved beneficial to you that you enjoy the greatest success in our line of endeavor, that you find an opportunity to visit us in the near future and that you and your family enjoy health and hap­ piness.

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