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Here’s more from ’44

May 30, 2009
By Howard Riley,

There was more than just war news in the Enterprise in May 1944. Judging by the response from readers, here is more of what you most enjoy about the past in Saranac Lake ... the Enterprise, Tuesday, May 19, 1944:

"A Communions breakfast attended by approximately 75 members of St. Bernard's Court, Catholic Daughters of America and women from St. Bernard's parish was held Sunday morning in the Hotel Saranac.

"Prior to the breakfast members attended 7:30 o'clock Holy Communion service in St. Bernard's Church. Following the service the breakfast took place.

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Not a bad deal — a team of horses, equipment and a teamster for two bucks an hour.
(Advertisement from the Enterprise, May 1944)

"Guest speakers were Mrs. Margaret Lancto of Chateaugay, vice-grand regent of the State Catholic Daughters of America and the Rev. Father Gabriel, S.A. who made the principal address.

"The Rev. Father Gabriel, who is in charge of the Franciscan Friary in the Glenwood Estates, spoke on the order and of other religious matters."


Brightest students at St. Bernard's

Here are the averages of the top 10 students in each class at St. Bernard's, although every student's average 75 and above was published in the newspaper. Hey, it was a little embarrassing for some of us; I was then in grade 8.

"Grade 8: Hilda Castellon 100; Barbara Maple 97.7; Paul Reiss 97; Robert Sullivan 95.5; Margaret Buckley 95.1; Edward LaPoint 89.9; Gloria Parrotte 88.6; Florence Bouyea 88.1; Thomas Quigley 88.1; Louise Branch 87.1.

"Grade 7: Anna Oberst 98; Gerald Carter 92.5; Donald Maple 92.3; Martha Bedell 92.2; Robert Wentworth 90; Edward Cassavaugh 88.1; Elizabeth Godson 88.1; Mary Hayes 87.7; Jean McGraw 87.3; Joyce Kenny 87.2.

"Grade 6: Frank Schmidt 93.2; Barbara Quigley 92.9; Kathleen Pendergast 91.9; Kathleen Oberst 91.2; George Reis 90.6; Barbara Ryan 90.5; Shirley Gauthier 90.2; Lorraine Nash 89.8; Patricia Campbell 89.7.

"Grade 5: Bernard Carlin 93.3; Patricia LaVallee 92; Rosemary Klein 91.2; Lucy Wentworth 91.2; Patricia Sullivan 90.1; Eleanor Sprague 88.7; Evelyn Peer 87.4; Mary Gregory 86.8; Robert Sweeney 86.3; Jan Brauckman 85.1.

"Grade 4: Paul Oehler 93.4; John LaPan 92.8; Robert Daunais 92.4; Carolyn Miller 91.3; Elizabeth McKillip 88; Eileen McCormick 88; Carol Elliott 87.4; Jerome Cheney 87.3; Louise LaPoint 86.4; John Martin 85.7.

"Grade 3: Mary Ursula Brauckman 92.7; Anne Douglas 92.6; Ann Ten Eyck 92.6; Mary Turgeon 90.9; Carol Ann Wilcott 90.5; Mary Theresa Dudash 90; Catherine Minotti 89.9; Ronald Keough 89.7; Patricia Quigley 89.2; Robert St. Clair 89.2.

"Grade 2: John Klein 91.5; Richard Lombardoni 91; June Meagher 90.6; Patricia Gregory 90.5; Margaret Cogan 89.2; Marilyn Cimbrec 88.9; Marilyn McGovern 88.4; Rita Darrah 88.1; Mary Ann Clancy 88; Patricia King 86.5.

"Grade 1: William Daunais 93.2; Daniel McKillip 92.1; Irene Mayotte 91.4; Ronald McCasland 91; Marcia Duprey 90.1; James Quigley 89.6; William Carlin 88.6; Patrick Ryan 88.6; Nancy Duprey 88.4; Loren Vaughn 88.1."


Club Notes

Page 3 of the Enterprise carried a column simply known as "Club Notes." Here are a few from 1944:

"The Sisterhood of the Jewish Community Center will hold a food sale all day Friday, May 19 in Walsemann's store (later Bernie Wilson's) on Berkeley Square.

"The Saranac Lake Art League will hold drawing classes tomorrow evening at 7:30 to 9:30 o'clock at the Jewish Community Center, 13 Church Street.

"The Reviewers Club will meet this evening at 8 o'clock at the home of Mrs. F. Ferris Hewitt of 18 Old Military Road.

"The Patriot's Club of America will meet tomorrow evening at 7 o'clock in the Petrova Avenue High School gymnasium.

"The Women's Society of Christian Service will meet at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the home of Mrs. John F. Farrington of the Glenwood Estates. Anyone wishing transportation will meet at 2:30 o'clock at the Methodist Church."



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