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Bost S c r i p t PAUL SMITH’S COLLEGE, PAUL SMITHS, NEW YORK No. 1 M O R A T O R I U M by A. Speck Paul Bunyan Dance Vol. X X II Livermore Institutes Residents Council by Vinnie Anaro This fall, the residents of the Livermore dormitory instituted a residents council. The council con­ sists of eleven members, elected by the students to set up the by­ laws of the dorm and to represent the dormitory to the administra­ tion. Rules concerning behavioi within the dormitory were present­ ed to the residents and were passed by a majority. The rules also pro­ vided for the way a student should be r-eprimanded for disre­ garding the rules. A proposal by the council to in­ stitute dues was also passed. Tho 3 c dues would be collected at the be­ ginning of each semester and would provide the dorm residents with a treasuiy for either recrea­ tional expenses or as a cushion for accident damages incurred through the year. As of now, a portion of the money has been allocated for a television for the dormitory lounge to be available for use by any residents. Other such improve­ ments are in the works and will be possible through the system of semester dues. Through the residents council, the students of Livermore have be­ come unified and can express their desires for improvments in a re­ sponsible and independent manner. It is hoped that other dormitories will follow the action of the Liver­ more dorm and institute their own councils. Alumnus-Trustee Achieves New Distinction Mr. Thomas N. Stainback, an Alumni Representative on the Board of Trustees of Paul Smith’s College, has resigned after four and one half years as Executive Vice President of the Greater Cin­ cinnati Chamber of Commerce, to become Executive Vice President of the New York Chamber of Commerce, as of September- of this year. Included in his remarkable re­ cord, is the initiation and direction of the first Human Resources de­ velopment Department in the Unit­ ed States, at the local Chamber level. Mr. Stainback becomes the chief operating officer of one of the (Continued on page 2) As this article is being written, it is two days until the Viet Nam Moratorium takes place on Oct­ ober 15. I have talked with a number of students, generally ask­ ing their opinion on the movement. As a whole, the students seem to look at this Moratorium with in­ terest, although no one seems sure of its outcome. Some see only trouble as a result; however, the majority look hopefully to this day. Many individuals lean toward the radical side, wishing to mark this date with violence and destruction. Hopefully these people are in the minority; even a mere hint of violence and destruction would completely defeat the aim of the day set aside as a peaceful pro­ test against the Viet Nam War. The organizers of the Moratorium know that protest coupled with violence can only hinder their cause. Very little can be built by tearing things down. As an ex-medic with the armed forces, I have seen countless num­ ber’s of broken, blind, and deaf men lying in endless rows of hospital beds. I have visited the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, Maryland, a receiving hospital for critically wounded Marines, and have walked through Walter Reed Army Hospital; I have watched an army of medical personnel work to rehabiliate men with missing limbs and sight­ less eyes — men, trying to adjust to the physical and mental agony which accompanies the loss of an arm, a leg, both arms, and yes, even all four limbs. I have seen men lying in bed with tears run­ ning down their faces, but not a sound is uttered in pain; in fact, no sound is uttered or ever will be uttered again. There are beds with men lying wild-eyed, the last hor­ rible sights and sounds of war still fresh in their minds. Even after seeing all of these terrible sights, I cannot agree with the radicals who advocate destruc­ tion and violence as a means of protesting the war. I can, and do, agree with the hopes and ideas of the creators of the October 15 Moratorium. If on October 15, the people of this nation do unite in a massive, peaceful movement for peace, and if that movement is successful, I feel a great stride to­ ward an end to the Viet Nam con­ flict will have been made. As one reads this article, one already knows the result of the October 15 Moratorium. One knows whether it was a success, and whether the protest was in­ deed a peaceful one. How wondei’- ful it will be if it has been pos­ sible, through a united, peaceful action, to bring a bloody and hor­ rible war closer to an end. How discouraging it must seem to those who might have tried the peaceful approach and lost. Peace through peace would be as the ending of a fairy tale — too good to be true. For the sake of the United States, let us hope the handwriting on the wall has been seen and rightly interpreted. by Ted Tormev and Gene Madden For the past several weeks, you may have noticed many male PSC students with whiskers growing rampart from ear to ear. Well, there is a purpose for all of these beards. These men have been dili­ gently preparing themselves for the annual Paul Bunyan Dance. This year it took place in the Buxton Gym on Friday night, Oct. 17. I he Paul Bunyan Dance, spon­ sored by the P.S.C. Forestry Club, one of the most active clubs on campus, included a demonstration of speed chopping, put on by Fred Weld, John Camburn and Randy McCabe. Two contests of sawing skills, bow sawing and cross cut­ ting, also were held. In each event- six teams, or six participants at­ tempt to achieve winning times. In the cross cut, frosh Dan Seneca and Soph Richard McIntosh edged out John Camburn and Randy Mc­ Cabe with a time of 17.2, to win a cross cut saw. In the bow sawing event, it was again freshman Dan Seneca receiv­ ing honors and a new bow saw, by placing first. He easily beat his closest competitor, Pete Sorokti by two full seconds, with a time of 29.8. Fred Weld was the first to slice through a 9% inch log in the speed chopping contest. During some even hairier competition, Fred was judged to have the best beard. He was awarded a ten dol­ lar check, to be spent, (where else?) at the Shammie! There is much credit to be given to the Forestry Club, not only for providing real, honest to goodness girls(?), setting the band up at mid-court, sprinkling the gym with Abies balsamea, but also for bring­ ing the Strombecker Light House up from Syracuse. The group has (Continued on page 2 ) Tom Jones Feast by Ted Tormey The Veterans Club once again sponsored the greatest feast of the year, The Tom Jones Feast. In the past the feast has been said to be one of the most memorable events of a life time. It was held Satur­ day, October 18th at the Veterans Clubhouse on the Keeses Mill Road from 2 to (> p.m.

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