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Last week after publishing the names of 100 of the brightest people in Lake Placid; controversy at the North Elba Town Board meeting; and the Lake Placid Sports Council urging the town board to build another ice sheet we turn this week to the more gentle, down-home news in brief …

Scout council meets

“The annual luncheon meeting of the North Country Girl Scout Council to be held, Saturday, May, 2 at the Hotel Saranac in Saranac Lake, will mark the 10th Anniversary of the council. The council’s jurisdiction covers, Clinton, Franklin, the northern part of Essex and parts of Hamilton and St. Lawrence counties.

“It is hoped that all Girl Scout adults in the council will be on hand for the event. Senior Scouts are also invited. All are urged to call their neighborhood chairmen to make their reservations by April 30. It will be day-long program including an exhibit on the council’s new Lake Clear Camp.”

The St. Agnes Association

” ‘As the Japanese Live,’ will be the topic of an illustrated talk by Mrs. Jesse W. Varian at the monthly meeting of the association of Parents and Friends of St. Agnes School on Tuesday, May 5 at 8 p.m. in the school auditorium.

“Mrs. Varian spent three years in Japan while her husband, Lt. Col. Varian, now retired, was stationed there with the U.S. Army.

“A plaque will be awarded to the class having the best representation.”

Skating club officers

“Skating Club officers and Directors for 1964-65 elected April 11, are Richard Karre, president; George Burrell, vice president; Jane McTigne, secretary and Robert Bruce, treasurer. The Board of Directors includes Mrs. Virginia Adams, Ruth Castle, Mrs. Blanche Holanik, Dr. E. A. Munyan, Mrs. Martha Putrin, Miss Dagmar Rappi, Mrs. Ardelle Sanderson, Joseph Stone, Mrs. Norman Thompson and Charles Walker.”

Colleges confirm eight seniors

“Eight Lake Placid High School seniors have been accepted by the colleges of their choice, according to Guidance Counselor, David P. Campbell.

“They are Kathleen Beeckel, St. Lawrence; Roberta Cooper, Albany Business; Charles Hare, State University at Buffalo; Sue Kaltenback, Albany Business; James Lopez, Cornell; Robert Marvin, Syracuse; George Nason, Oswego and James Wolfe, Central City Business Institute.”

When ‘personals’ were news

William H. Finegan and family of Cascade Road will return to Lake Placid May 1 from Syosset, Long Island, where they spent the winter.

Mr. and Mrs. Otis Macy of Saranac Avenue have returned from a vacation in Bradenton, Key West and Miami Beach, Florida.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rogers, [and Dale?] their two children and Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Kelly motored to Rutland, Vermont on April 18 to see Mrs. Kelly’s cousin, Mrs. George Hier, who is recovering from surgery.

Weekend visitors at the home of Mrs. C. Bisson, Main Street were Mrs. Ed Maloney of Auburn, N.Y. and Mrs. A. Bedard of Tupper Lake. Both are sisters of Mrs. Bisson.

Mrs. Florence Lawrence of 69 Parkside Drive has returned from Urban, N.Y., near Syracuse, where she spent the winter with her son, Jasper.

School budget increases

“Voters in Lake Placid Central School District 2 will meet next Tuesday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium to approve the budget for the next fiscal year. The 1964-65 budget shows an increase of approximately $30,000 resulting in an increase of $2.54 per thousand in next year’s school tax.

“More than 50 per cent of the rise is accounted for by a loss in state aid, based on higher assessed valuation in the Town of North Elba. The loss for the coming year is $17,323.63. The resulting climb in the amount to be raised by taxes is $16,482.41.

“There are few sizeable increases in budget items. One major increase, of course, is the addition of $8,000 salary for the new position of business manager, approved by the board earlier this year.”

Officers named

for Pee-Wee Association

“Bob Allen, who served the PeeWee Association as president for two years, passed the gavel to Bill Beaney, at the Association’s election April 21. Also at that meeting, tomorrow, May 1 was set as the date to launch a door-to-door membership drive.

“Other officers named are Gene Martin, first vice president; Jack Barry, second vice president; Gloria Martin, secretary and George Sullivan, treasurer.

“Roy Preston and Cyril Levitt will join Gordon Sears, Jack Barry, Gerald Cassidy and Stanley Pelkey on the Board of Directors.

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