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Page 2 P O S T S C R I P T April 16, 1971 CORRECTION — I the name of one of the members In the caption under the P. S. C. was misspelled — Raymond Filbey. Woodsmen’s “A” team last month, | How Could They Stoop So Low? Students and faculty looked on with a feeling of helplessness and shock as the Fire Department of Paul Smith’s, Bloomingdale and Lake Placid fought desperately to repress the fire engulfing Freer Science Hall. By ten o'clock Sunday morning all that was left of the building were chairs standing upon a platform of smoldering ashes. Next to me a student stood shaking his head and asking more to himself than me, “Why?” Only those persons directly responsible can answer that question. I wonder if they were present when students and faculty members ran into the burning building to save the few books, notes, and equip' ment they could reach. Did the arsonists realize then just how much was lost in that fire? Mrs. Flath lost all the research notes she had compiled toward her doctorate; Mr. Simpkins had a collection of animal skulls he had accumulated over the past sixteen years; and Mr. Drake had a library of books, some of which are now out of print. These are just a few of the things that were lost and can not easily be replaced, if they can be replaced at all. The lab equipment was almost entirely destroyed and now some special arrangements must be made to enable lab students to receive the credits that they need to graduate and to transfer. There is no reason to justify the burning of Freer and these losses. The night before the fire the administration had agreed to meet with the students, to listen to our complaints and to try to remedy them. Now we have no right to expect such consideration from them. The administration is still willing to meet with the students yet the fire did nothing to further our cause. Those students who helped in salvaging the equipment and fighting the fire deserve to be commended. About those people who started the fire 1 can only ask that which Dr. Buxton was overheard asking, “How could they stoop so low?” Dotty Does It — More Interviews by Dotty Christopher Mr. llussell N. Shefrin was the next person I interviewed. Mr. She- frin, a chemistry teacher at P.S.C. graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. This is Mr. Shefrin’s first year of teaching; he wants to go back to graduate school to get a Ph.D. in psycho­ logy. He has a B.A. in chemistry and he has served two years in the Navy as an officer. Mr. Shefrin has done a lot of traveling but ho likes the Saranac Lake region the best; possibly since he was brought up here. His philosophy of life is that “I be­ lieve that self-discipline is an es­ sential part of education. The study of the natural sciences is a fine way to develop this capability APRIL 2 7 - 2 8 IH -the BUXWH GY/A AD'M I T OHi BLOOD BMJK a \f'poplc. are d-^/nQ -to heft/*- Vom-* $ o s t S c r i p t Vol. XXIII April 16, 1971 No. 2 Editor _________________________________________ Jean Fowler Features Editor ________________________________ Brian Miska Sports Editor ___________________________________ Scott Tirrell Advertising Editor __________________________ Marc Schnippe • Art Editor _________________________________ William Koegler Distribution Editor _____________________ Dorothy Christopher Roving Reporter _____________________________ Chris LaRosa Advisor ___________________________________ Mrs. Joan Schulz Opinions expressed and att tudes presented in these pages are those of the individual author and do not necessarily represent those of the staff at large or of the college administration. M O R E EXCITEMENT (Continued from page 1) orcssed by Lakehead University (Canada), The University of New Brunswick (Canada) and Nichols College because they could not at­ tend. The reply of Dartmouth Col- 'c^e stated that they were uncer­ tain as to whether or not they ’ould attend the meet. *n holding the competition here, Paul Smith’s will be honored by the attendance of Mr. Frank Reed at the meet. Mr. Reed is a retired \inistor who devoted his entire 1 iTo to the old logging camps of the Adirondacks, and who is pres­ ently the Editor Emeritus of the Northern Logger and Wood Pro­ cessor. Mr. Reed’s name is borne by a perpetual trophy which was established in 1969. The trophy is given to the winners of the Woods­ man’s Weekend. Considering the fantastic amount of skill, determination, and enthus­ iasm within the Forestry Club, our Woodsman’s Team should walk away with the Frank Reed Trophy — or at least they’ll give it one heHuva try, Rephrased, if you’re the betting type, put your money on Paul Smith’s. The End of the World Brian Miska Sometimes I feel that I should grow A beard, and put on shabby clothes, And make a sign telling all men The world is coming to an end. But people have eyes, can’t they see The life that they are forced to lead? Don’t they see buildings growing tall As people keep on getting small? Can’t they see machines being built As human life gets smaller still? And can’t they see they’re not themselves, That they are everybody else? I do not need a sign, I fear, For the end is already here. Mrs. Cynthia Harrison was our next lucky person. She is a L.P.N. (licensed practical nurse) and you can find her in the health unit all of the time. Mrs. Harrison has had her license for over 6 years. She received it from Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. Mrs. Harrison has been married to Dale Havrison, another new face at P.S.C., for 6 years. Her hobbies are sewing, cooking, camping, fish ing and most other outdoor activ­ ities. Her reason for coming to this area is that she and Dale and this is what I hope my stu dents gain from my course.” Flying and amateur radio are two of Mr, Shefrin’s main hobbies although he has dreams of going hack to sea.

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