| D o s t Vol. V III, No. 8 PAUL SM ITH ’S COLLEGE, PAUL SM ITH S , N E W YORK December 18, 1953 Campus Sights You have all probably noticed an odd looking structure standing on the west side of the Recreation Hall. This odd lQoking structure is the last remaining symbol of the old Paul Smith’s boat house connected with the hotel. If this tower could talk, many a tale of gayety and adventure could be told to the eager listener. After the fire which destroyed the boat house and later one which destroy ed the hotel, this impressive look ing structure stands as sort of a symbol to remind the younger gen eration of the “good old days”. REPRIN T FROM PLATTSBURG PAPER Our first mixer is behind us, and we can call it a fair success. The future looks bright and hopes are high. But before we go any further, let’s clear up a few details. PSTC ’s girls are NOT a man- hungry bunch of women ready to take off after the first male that appears on the scene. Certainly we want male companionship, but is it ' necessary, by posters and comments to say, “This is your chance, gals!” or “Come and get ’um,” and make other remarks that actually make the situation a little cheap? Our attitudes are what make the mixers success or failures. We are adults. There is no reason for us to be bashful and shirk in corners at the mixers, holding our breath un til some fellow asks us to dance. You, as much as the girl wearing the tag, are a hostess. It’s your college and you have a right to try to make anyone welcome white he is here. If you smile and talk casually to the guests, you will find yourself having more fun. We must also remember that just because the first mixer was a success, we cannot lean back and assume all others will take care of themselves. We still have to work on giving other college-men a rea son for coming here besides to meet and dance with PSTC girls. We might possibly work with one or two colleges at a time and have a hospitality night just for them ; PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Those of you who are of college age and those of us who are older have been through a time when we felt that, we had made a profound discovery concerning the existence of Santa Claus. Shortly after mak ing this great discovery we began to doubt the validity of our find ings and we became sure that we had not shown great wisdom. Now being a few years older we are again sure that Santa Claus and Christmas are inseparable from our way of life. This year when we say “Merry Christmas” let us not merely re peat the phrase but rather let us make it an expression of gratitude from the bottom of our hearts for our many blessings. May each of. us remember that the Christmas season is a time which should bring out the very best of our re- Ugous training. These things will help to make Christmas really meaningful. With continence that I speak for all those who are in any way con nected with the operation of Paul Smith’s College, may I say that it is our wish that Santa Claus will visit all of you this Christmas. It is our further hope that you will, while considering our blessings,' remember that you help to make Santa Claus. To all our students and their families the faculty, ad ministration and other employees at Paul Smith’s College say “Merry Christmas”. Chester L. Buxton President with welcome banners, and even skits. If fellows from other colleges could find a special attraction at PSTC (besides the attraction of our girls) they would come in larger numbers. After all we can’t expect that they will come all this distance just to meet girls, when they can meet girls from colleges that are closer, and less expensive to get to, than PSTC. We must have a drawing card, and then we must be gracious when they arrive. Our own men are helping val iantly and deserve an “A ” for ef fort. But it is beyond the point where the motto “each gal for her self” applies. This situation of “no men” is a college crisis. Christmas Cotillion The annual Christmas Cotillion dinner-dance was held last Satur day evening, December 12, in the ballroom of the Hotel Saranac in Saranac Lake. The dinner started at 7 :30 P.M. and the dance follow ed at 9:00 and lasted until 1:00. The dinner menu consisted o f : Consomme Roast Prime Ribs of Beef, au jus Vegetables Salad Hot Rolls Strawberry Chiffon Pie Coffee Music for the Cotillion was furnished by the “Varsity Club” of Crane School of Music in Pots dam, New York. The committees for the Cotillion consisted o f : Joe McCranels, Richard Crowley, Ed Padget, Dick Clark and Jacqueline St. John Decorations were all in keeping with the holiday spirit and The Newman Club did a fine job in putting on Paul Smith’s Annual Christmas Cotillion. A wonderful time was had by all. SOCK DANCE A pre-Cotillion sock dance was held in the recreation hall on Fri day evening, December 11. A door prize of one ticket to the Cotillion to be held at the Hotel Saranac was awarded to the lucky ticket holder. The committe for this dance consisted of chairman Rich ard Clark, Colin Nadue and Fred Regetz. Telephone and Television At the assembly on December 3, 1953, we were entertained,and edu cated a bit in the telephone and television field. This interesting lecture and demonstration was giv en by Mr. M. S. Paige of the Bell Telephone Company Department of Public Relations. He was ably assisted on the technical end by Mr. Cromley of Saranac Lake. During the lecture he told us that there are now over fifty mil lion telephones in the United States today. The fifty millionth telephone has been presented to President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Mr. Paige (continued on page 2, col. 3) Christmas at Paul Smith’s The Christmas spirit comes to Paul Smith’s College with the first heavy snowfall of the winter. It just doesn’t seem like Christmas unless there is a thick white blank et of snow on the ground and the evergreens are bowed under their burden. As the Christmas season ap proaches, decorations come into being in the various dormitories. Wreaths and evergreen boughs ap pear on the doors and in the win dows. Some dorms even have their own Christmas trees complete with lights and tinsel. Few gifts are exchanged except among close friends, but the mailboxes are full of Christmas cards. Just before the Christmas vaca tion begins, the College sponsors a party for the local children. The students participate by wrapping the hundreds of gifts and by form ing a choral group to lead the sing ing of carols. It gives the students a great deal of pleasure to be able to help the kids enjoy Christmas. The night before vacation be gins, a wonderful turkey dinner is served in the cafeteria. This dinner complete with all the trimmings and served by candle-light, is the final touch to an enjoyable Christ mas season at Paul Smith’s College.