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Post Script (Paul Smiths, N.Y.) 1946-2003, September 29, 1978, Image 3

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V o l . 3 1 N o . 2 P o s t S c r i p t S e p t . 2 9 7 8 V a n d a l i s m M u s t S t o p I Here i t is , not even a month a f t e r school has begun, and there has been numerous a c t s of vandalism. One of the favorite targ e ts of vandals is the f i r e extin ­ guisher. Don't they realize th a t if a seal is broken on a f i r e extinguisher, the members of that dorm have to pay the twenty d o llars for a new one? And what about when somebody uses an extinguisher as a to y , don't they know what would hap­ pen if a f i r e broke out, and somebody needed that extin ­ guisher? A fire alarm being pulled is really serious. Alot of money is wasted when the f i r e department has to rush to a fa l s e alarm, not to mention the need of those men should a f i r e break out else­ where. Anyone caught pulling a false alarm is subject to a $500 fine, a police record e t c . . . Other a c t s of vandalism, (that a f f e c t the rest of us), are damage to the phones, d r i e r s , ceilin g t i l e s , and bathrooms! One dorm had a bathroom countertop ruined, a s t a l l door torn off its hinges, the shower pipes bent out of proportion. Tf the pipes had been bent any further, they would have broken, flooding the en tire f i r s t floor! What kind of idiot would do th a t ? ! And who do you think has to pay fo r i t if the jerk is n 't caught? The dorm does! Tf these vandals are caught, they' re punished. Should i t be any other way? If you see someone wreaking havoc* tjrn that person in! If you don * t , you're going to end up pay­ ing for th e i r vandal­ ism. Mark Anderson L e tter to the Editor* I c a l l the read e r 's atten tion to the MFire danger for today\ sign in_ front of the Longtin C a feteria 1. Over a year ago, during the summer block program, 1977, I witnessed two fo r e s t r y student (recreation option program) dismantling th i s sign claiming th a t they were going to \fix i t ” . Taking th i s sign apart was apparent­ ly as fa r as these folks made i t . It now stands as a monument to the inaptitude of the Rec ops. Per­ haps th i s program should teach its students to fin ish a p a r t i c u l a r job before undertaking a new one, and not leave such eyesores around campus. S.C. B a rrott As the costs of oil and electrical energy continue to rise, more a.nd more of the money that an individual s . jdents pays for room and hoard costs must be slated to pay the energy bill. dormitory res­ idents can, in the long run, save them­ selves and their fellow students money by trying to conserve energy in their individual Residence Halls. Outlined below are \ few suggested ways that could save you money. 1. Leave individual roon and/or buildinc thermostats set ■‘t 68 degrees. 2. Limit entrance and exit of the bui .1 ding to i;h e main entrance of the b u i 1 d i n ri . 3. Be sure that all entrance doors are properly closed. 4. When possible, keep windows closed in individual rooms. 5. Keep bathroom and lounge windows closed. 6. H?ve residents use lights only when necessary. 7. Lights in the laundry room should be turned off when the room is not in use. 8. Residents should turn off radios and stereos when not in their rooms. There are un­ doubtedly other en­ ergy saving measures that could taken that pertain to oarticular dormitories We should appreciate your individual sug- nest ions. (rive a Damn ei&an So -fhe (eg parj-ij has been band, o c^ou jloinl( tfiVes l | o u ] \ \ i h de5lro^ 4Vji^> b e & u f i M (L'anipu^ uMh ^our beer car>i> -and P j s W for person \ o 'del u)Vio ib chlWiclln^ 3 c^UqkJc wWc cle-'anlincvb 'and ^nYironm^Ul 'proUciion i^-lh<z concern? Vhcfd on'l cjou cUfln up ^cl and lli} line L?yf\ ? fsloW 0f % I

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