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Post Script (Paul Smiths, N.Y.) 19??-????, November 27, 1946, Image 1

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THANKSG IVING EDITION ■fi • >j:t i. ; >•. Volume 1— No. 2 J I P A U L SM ITH ’S COLLEGE, P A U L SMITHS, N E W YO R K November 27, 1946 PAUL S M IT H 'S By Nancy McKenzie and Duane Tucker Since it is only natural to be in­ quisitive, we have decided to un­ cover the facts and reveal some o i the interesting material concerning Apollos A. Smith, to whom we are all indebted for the foundation of our pres i t institution, Paul Smith’s College. Paul Smith was the dean of pion­ eer guides and hotel men. He out­ lived them all in success and popu­ larity. Oddly enough, the name that made him famous and which was so often on men’s lips was not his given name. He was baptized Apollos. The first contraction of this was “ Pol.” But this unusual abbreviation was quickly slurred in­ to “ Paul” by native tongue and ear — and “ Paul” it has been ever since. He accepted and adopted this col­ loquial designation and used it throughout his life. The venture on St. Regis Lake that was to make him famous was a primitive house of entertainment in the lite ral sense of the word, for e\ery guest who went there was entertained, whatever else befell him. Reduced to its smallest terms, there is litte doubt that the foun­ dation of Paul’s success lay in his wife’s ability to cook a good dinner, and his own to tell a good story. I hese were the rocks of patronage on which he built with exceptional shrewdness and remarkable fore­ sight. He gradually became a fad with people of wealth and fashion; how­ ever, he was not a respector of per­ sons. He joked with a millionaire, just as he did anyone else. Per­ haps the novelty of being treated like a man, instead of like a bank- account, appealed to the millionaire. Something did, for he and his kind came in ever increasing numbers. Before long they began buying land and building camps, and Paul, of course, sold them the land, the lum­ ber, and the supplies; so gradually a self-contained industrial settle­ ment grew up around the hotel, serving as a base for the spreading colony of campers on the adjoining lakes. The hotel breathed the spirit of the man and place. No discourtesy was ever meant: direct methods prevailed You either liked him or you didn’t, and Paul did not try to sway your decision. You either growled and left in a huff, or you laughed and stayed. L O S T A N D F O U N D There has been a centralized sta­ tion set up to receive and distribute to their proper owners all lost and found articles about the campus. Miss Smith, secretary to the Presi­ dent, is now' in charge of this ac­ tivity, arid all' students either find­ ing or losing personal belongings or other articles are urged to con­ tact her in her office. Most people laughed and stayed, and what is more, they came back and brought their friends to taste the charm of the unusual. Ot course as the place grew, the personal touch faded more and more, but it never disappeared entirely. Paul always hovered somewhere in the background. Apollos A. Smith was born Aug. 20, 1825, at Milton, Vermont. He came of sturdy New England stock. His father, Phelps Smith, was a lumberman who lived to be 73 years old. His mother did not die until her 96th year. Paul learned as a boy to hunt and trap. When he was old enough to earn money, he and a friend began working a canal- boat through the Northern Canai between Lake Champlain and the Hudson River. Whenever Paul could get away from his canal du­ ties, he would cross the lake and penetrate the Adirondack wilder­ ness on hunting and trapping expe­ ditions. He thus acquireu an early and intimate knowledge of the re­ gion his personality was to domin­ ate. He used to make his camp on Loon Lake. Paul soon became a regular visitor there each autumn, and other visitors soon began cre­ ating a demand for his services as a girfde and expert hunter. They also suggested that he build a place of his own, where true lovers of gun and rod might gather for the finest hunting and fishing in the country. Paul considered this, and made of the first suggestion his first stepping-stone to fame. In 1852, he bought 200 acres of land near Loon Lake, for which he paid $1.50 per acre. On the north branch of the Saranac River, one mile from the lake, in a sheltered ravine, he built a home which he called “ Hunter’s Home.” It was very primitive and consisted of one large living room and a kitchen, with eight or ten thinly partitioned sleeping quarters over-head. There was no provision for ladies. It was strictly a man’s retreat, but its pat- ( Continued on page 2) SCOOP C O L U M N Heard by an. eavesdropper sitting next to Mr. Apel’s window: “ I don’t care what, the expense is; give the canary another seed.” On behalf of the bewildered physics students, I’m asking. Mrs. Carter this simple problem: “ If it takes 3 l/2 yards of wishy-washy well wrater to make a 2*4 inch girth for a Chinese elephant and 5 pounds of black water-prooC mustache wax will accommodate 23 ruptured seals and 5/8 inch pellets of dehydrated snow fall at the rate of 16,000 per square feet over an. area of 6 square miles per 20 min­ ute periods, : how many browny flap-jacks l/ i inch thick, 4 3/7 in. in diameters and weighing 1 ounce (avoirdupois) will it take to shingle a brick dog house?” Can you hear a slow laugh of contentment?. Norm “ L e t’s - Get - Lost” Ferris says camp-fires are only warm on one side: the side facing the fire. The immortal “ Bladder W o rt” Bortle actually W O R K E D last week end. Get those borrowed cig­ arettes back, men. Speaking of to­ bacco T. B. or not T. B., that is the congestion, consumption be done about it? Of cough, or cough: just got that out in the N IC O ­ T I N E . ’Twas in a restaurant they met, Romeo and Juliet He had no casn to pay the debt, So Romeo’d what Juli’et! Bob “ Bath-tub” Jiguere immers­ ed when the lights went out and came up with a frog in his teeth gargling, “ I'm liable to croak any minute.” George “ Cannon - ball” Chabbott up to hrs elbows in work .... He’s now engaged in knitting picket- fences for campus. He uses a crow­ bar in each hand! Tom “ Barber” Burke’s eternal cry while standing over President Casey, “ Cut his lip, cut his jaw, cut his chin .... B A W - B A W - B A W .” Laurels and Roses (not four) to Rob “ Birches” Isaacson for his de- votion-quote, “ I ’m at Paul Smith’s and proud of it.” N O T IC E ! There have been riumberous re­ ports of individuals taking target practice and hunting game in those areas defined as restricted to any form of shooting. This restricted area in the section north and west of the College as far as the Rock­ well Estate and Bottom Pond, in­ cluding all sections beginning at Paul Smith’s campus and leading up the road to Malone. Also in­ cluded in this area is the section along the Keese’s Mill-Otisville road, which extends to the Rocke­ feller Estate. Please cooperate and refrain from any form of shooting in these re­ st rfcte'd areas. Crueller-Neck iMullins shouts in Saranac, “ Take back that half glass of beer and bring me the Whole Stein - - Moo - - Mooo - - Moooo” Phil “ Gallimaufry” G o r d o n checked into the infirmary for ob­ servation. He wanted another look at the nurse. Sub Note: To A1 “ Savant” Sch- losser and his public speaking peo­ ple, “ Hjow do you pronounce — - P F F F F F F I I I I I 1 I I Z Z Z Z Z ? ” It’s a squeaky race between John “ Diaper” Davies and Dave “ Back­ wash” Brown for the affections and heart strings ot Nancy McKenzie. “ Backwash” can tie a square knot but.,....“ Diaper” has a new P ly­ mouth. Bets are now being collect­ ed in the now deserted ballot box. Favorite expression of the Re­ sort Management group, “ What the hotel do you think this is?” Listened in while Bob “ Saltv Osiris” O ’ Rourke was casting glo- buied eyes in the direction of Betty “ Isis” Hess. Quote: “ You’re a very pretty girl.” (blushing) “ Oh! You’d say so even if you didn’t think so.” (indignant) “ Suie, but you’d think so even if I didn’t say so!” , “ Dapper” Duane gazing at de­ licious Jean Gedroiz??? Wrhen the bees come out again, honey. I ’ ll come home and have the hives with you! (I f you’ll only wear those green pedal pushers (short slacks that is!) Can you picture T W I N ­ K L E TO E S T U C K E R in those slacks? l2 S TU D E N T U N I O N OF PAUL S M IT H 'S COLLEGE. a Index — Article I— V I I Student Union 1^—Name I I — Purpose I I I — Organization IV — Officers and their election V — Delegation of unnumbered powers V I — Election meetings— T t Regular and special meetings-• V I I — Amendments Article I I — Section I — The object and intent of this or- ganization is to foster a spirit of democratic cooperation among the student body, to coordinate the aims and purposes of the students with those of the faculty, to pro-1 mote school pride, to initiate and en­ courage student activities and to in sure an equitable solution of the student’s problems. Article III— Section I — This organization shall consist of '* a Student Assembly composed of J the entire student body and a StUr*^ dent Council nominated from and * elected by the Student Assembly./1 Article IV — Section I — The election of the Student Coun- y cil shall be the responsibility of the ! Student Assembly. Article IV — Section 2 — The Student Council shall consist of a president, vice president, sec- 7 retary and treasurer nominated by 1 a nominative committee and elected by the Student Assembly. Section 3 — The Student Council shall include two members from each school as.'*8 listed in the Paul Smith’s annual 1 bulletin. Section 4 — The School Representatives shall18 be nominated from and elected by. their respective schools. Article V — in (IC io ib Section 1 — }o Any powers not invested in the1* Student Council shall be vested in nl the Student Assembly. Article V I — 77 Section 1 — The election meeting of the Stu- r/ dent Assembly shall be held three weeks after the official opening o: 111 the new semester. Section 2 — 15 Special meetings of the Studen *53 Assembly may be called at the rc

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