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B o s t S c r i p t Vol. XIX PAUL SMITH’S COLLEGE, PAUL SMITHS, NEW YORK No. 6 DORM 2 LOST IN DAY-TIME BLAZE Spring Weekend A Night On The Town by Jan Trzeciak A fter the success of the W inter Weekend, Student Council has pro­ mised an even bigger Spring Weekend. Chairman Terry Weed’s “Night on the Town” took the guests through famous night spots in New York City. From 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. on Friday, May 12, the Chester L. Buxton Gymnasium was the site of a mixer entitled, “Your Fath­ er’s Mustache,” to which the Plattsburgh girls were invited. Student Council promised a bigger band and that is what the stu­ dents had when Freddy Cannon appeared at the mixer. Along with his group was “The Shades of Brass.” A hand from “Your Fath­ er's Mustache” in New York City provided music and surprises from the Gay Nineties. To create a formal atmosphere, the cocktail party (“Hawaii Kai”), the buffet (“Act One”) and the formal dance (“Spring Cotillion”), were in the Hotel Saranac. The staff and management of the hotel offered their services by helping to plan these events. Fraternity par­ ties followed the Cotillion. (Continued on page 3) Bobcats Win Woodsmen’s Meet by Bob Casper The Paul Smith’s College Woodsmen’s “A” Team won the 20th Annual Intercollegiate Woodsman’s Meet held at Colby College, Waterville, Maine, on April 29th and 30th. This was the ninth time in twenty years that Paul Smiths has won the meet. The “B” Team took fourth place overall and first place among “B” Teams. The “A” Team is composed of sophomores Don Dozier, Mike Mul- larney, Bob Meyer, Jim Runyan, and captain Phil Brown. The sixth man is freshman Butch Lane. George Lindner is the alternate. Coach Hoyt is the head coach, and Mi\ Cardin is the “B” Team coach. John Kennedy, Bill Rodenbach, and Al Fuller are the student coaches. On the first day of the meet, (Continued on page 7) Unforgettable “Doc” Pickett Fire Destroys The Pit! by Jan Trzeciak LIONEL J. FREEMAN “Fire in the P it!” shouted Ed Thomas; those were the last woi*ds , ever to be said over the Snake Pit phone. About five minutes after twelve on Thursday, April 20, I was sit­ ting in the cafeteria trying to make my voice heard above the usual lunch time chatter. Sudden­ ly, all was still. I looked at the surprised faces and wondered . . . then I turned to see w h at the mo­ tionless people were staring at. Smoke billowed from behind the Science Hall! Like a stampede, ev­ eryone exploded through the doors of the cafeteria to the scene of the Snake Pit fire. I followed and gazed at the flames which blackened the bright, red roof of the historic building. Clothes were tossed out one win­ dow while flames blazed through another. First to the scene was the Paul Smiths Fire Department, who had been conti’olling the fire of a build­ ing that was being taken down to make room for the new girls’ dorm. The three-alarm fire also brought the Bloomingdale and Saranac Lake fire departments. Paul Smith’s students used Indian pumps and axes to help the State Conservation Departm ent members prevent the blaze from spreading to the nearby trees. (Continued on page 3) Howell Grady Pickett, age 07, Director of the Liberal Arts Divis­ ion and Head of the Chemistry Department at Paul Smith's Col­ lege in Franklin County, New York, died in his home, suddenly and instantly, Sunday evening, February 2f>th. Funeral services were held at St. John’s-in-the-Wil- derness Episcopal Church, about a quarter-mile from the college campus, and internm ent took place in the cemetery between the little stone church and Doctor Pickett’s vegetable garden late Thursday morning, March 2nd. (Continued on page 5) Members ol Victorious Woodsmen’s Team Practice Log-Rolling. (Left to right): Mike Mullarney. Don Dozier, Butch Lane. Phil Brown, Coach Hoyt. Paul Smith’s Fire Department Battles Snake Pit Inferno! (For more pictures, see page 9) Congratulations New Officers; Butch Congratulations to the new Stu­ dent Council officers. The Student Council of 19(57-08 will be headed by: Al Janoff ____________ President Charles F o s s ____ Vice President Sharon B r e e z e ________ Secretary Mike Stiller _________ Treasurer Congratulations to Butch Erwin, 1965 graduate of Paul Sm ith’s Col­ ege, for being Philadelphia’s tenth choice in the National Basketball Association college draft. At Paul Smith’s, he was the scoring cham­ pion of the Empire State Junior College Conference. Butch is now (Continued on page 2) (Continued on page 2)

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