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PLACID NEWS Established 190S VOL. XXIII—NO. 36 PUBLISHED^! LAKE^PLACID, NEW YORK, IN THE HEART OF THE ADIRONDACK^ FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1927 PRICE FIVE CENTS NEW TOBOGGAN SLIDE BEST LARGE CROWD EXPECTED AT NEW YEAR'S BALL j Everything points to a large at- ! tendance at the New Year's ball in 17 V I? I? KIfIFTi the town hal1 toni £ ht under the EfVEili DUlLlj direction of the Lake Placid Ouf- | ing and Athletic association. Music will be supplied by Bill La Fave's seven-piece orchestra. Noise makers, and appropriate Uakjai Lighting and Provisions for Tt ai spoliation Back to Top Add to Appeal—Village's First Ski Jam;} Being Pat in Shape—Lo- caricn Said to Be Ideal The municipal toboggan slide from (rand View hill down to Main street arid on to the school campus lias been completed after a wceli of intensive work by the committee in charge and the work- men or the job and is now ready to olfe \ winter's thrills to guests and residents. At tie top of the bluff the curve has -ye-m rebuilt to increase still further the safety of the slide. The ei-tire slide is built of ice block? and offers a wonderful sight as the toboggans whiz down the incline. Work on the slide was done urder the direction of Leo A. Malone of Lake Placid with gen- eral supervision handled by three officers of the Lake Placid Outing and Athletic association, Pres ident C. A. Thornton, Vice-president Jul- ian J. Beiss, and Secretary R. C. Holden. Everything has been done to make the slide one of beauty as well as utility. It te 2700 feet in length and will be lighted from top to bottom with colored lights. A big snow bank will separate the slide from the highway after it reaches Main street. Evergreens will be placed in this bank and lights will be strung along them. No parking will be permitted on i;hat side of the street. Can Ride Back One feature of the slide this winter that is bound to appeal to all »vi*t, use it is the arrangement whereby taxis can convey the to- boggans back to the top of the slide. This will obviate the tire- some walk up the incline. This npw slide is the safett, longest and one of the fastest in the history of -winter sports in Xake Placid, officers,of the Oni New Year's favors will add the hilarity of the occasion. Dancing will be from nine two. to C. OF C. MEETING SNELL PROPOSES MEDAL OF HONOR FOR LINDBERGH for the bvMtei\lot t*e sh'de' on Grand View hill we,re made pos- sible through the courtesy of Wal- ter A. RuKeyser, president of the Grand View hotel, who placed the grounds at the disposal of the vil- lage for the slide and ski jumps. A small ski jfcxap has been built on the eastern slope of the hill, and a string of Jfgfits has been placed at tfet top along the edgo of the tennis courts. Lake Placid tillage's first ski jump is being bailt on the bluff in front of the Grand \View annex Enthusiasm in House as Nation's Highest Award for Valor Goes to Great Flyer Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, who won undying fame by spanning the Atlantic alone in the Spirit of St. Louis, was recently voted the Congressional Medal of Honor,, the nation's highest award for valor, by the House of Represen- tatives at Washington. Of particular interest to the North Country is the fact that the resolution to award the medal to Col. Lindbergh was proposed by Congressman B. H. Snell of Pots- dam, representative from the 31st congressional district, which in- cludes Essex county. Congress- man Snell is chairman of the rules committee of the house and holds many other important appoint- ments. In presenting the resolution to the house Congressman Snell said, \There is but one more honor that can be bestowed upon the distin- guished flyer. I present a reso- lution to do that now.\ So popular was the resolution with representatives that it was adopted almost immediately after it was read. A vote was not even called for by Speaker Nicholas Lbngworth. A great burst of en- thusiasm greeted the announce ment from the rostrum that the will afford plenty o£ tJgrflls for both the beginner and ,$te expert. The tower and takeoff are to be fin- ished this* week! If funds are available and tibe necessary per- mission can be 8&g$%e&, the com- DEFEATEDW PLACID 31 TO 30 Accurate Fool Shooting Spells Vic- tory for Orange and Black-Third Out-of-Town Win Last Friday night Lake Placid cw ttI1I1CA high-school basketball quint chalk- jump and €< * U P ^ s third out-of-town win of the season by downing- Port Henry mittee hopes to build a 75-foot jump in the rear «f £he hotel. y g on the latter's court 31 to 30. It was a tight game all the way through. Placid led at the end of the first half 25 to 17. Port Henry staffed a come-back in the final period and drew up almost on even terms with the winners. Godfrey Dewey, vice-president j Vanderhof of Port Henry was hih ih May the blessedness of the Holiday Spirit abide with you and the glorious promise of a bounteous New Year be given unto you The January meeting of the : Lake Placid chamber of com- ] merce will be held at the Marcy ; hotel on Tuesday, January 3, j at 6:30 o'clock. A dollar dinner j will be served. Ladies are es- j pecially invited. { Two major items of business j will be considered at this meet- j ing. A new president to sue- ) ceed John F. White will be j elected for the year 1928. There i will also be elected a president i and secretary for the Lake Pla- • i cid unit of the New York De- j ; velopment association. j OLYMPIC SKATE TEAM NAMED BY UJ. BODY Bialis Heads American Speedsters in Quest of Honors at St Moritz in February—Joe Moore an Al- ternate on Team In the Olympic winter sports, to be held in St. Moritz, Switzerland, in February, the-United States will be represented by a team of four skaters, all of whom have dis- played their wares on Mirror Rink, Lake Placid, and all of whom have many friends and admirers in the village. Valentine Bialis of Utica and Lake Placid, who has skated for thei Lake Placid association for several seasons past and who has garnered many of the highest ice honors in this country, will cap- tain the team of Olympic speed- sters, other members of. which are O'Neill Farrell of Chicago, Irving Jaffee of New York, and Eddie Murphy of Chicago. Alternates are Henry Nelson, Joe Moore, Lloyd Guenther, and Andrew Roesch. Charles I. Gorman of New Brunswick, Canada, international champion and Canada's big hope in the Olympics, may do hi^ train- MARCY BOOKED FULL FOR NEW YEARS Iceland rink ir^New York city* Training ^th ^tt at tite same time may fce Willie JLogan, also of St. John* who is rajtked second only to Gorman in the Canadian With over 100 guests registered t Hotel Marey early this week and with the hotel booked to ca- pacity for the New Year's week- end, prospects for a good winter season for Lake Placid's modern fireproof hostelry are bright. The hotel's convenient location opposite Mirror rink, the center of Lake Plaeid's winter ice sports, proving a great drawing card with the guests. WEATHER DOES BIT FOR JOYOUS CHRISTMAS Appropriate Exercises rJuroaghoat Vitage over Holiday Week-end —Guests Enjoy Sports under Ideal Conditions Lake Placid was favored with the most wonderful Christmas weather over last week-end within tant. tant. Trees were coated with a Trees were coated with ity. Logan is at present living in . y . * v ^t H| £^ New York city. He is the son of i ^ lses we f € ' Freddy Logan, who beat Morris Wood in a sprint championship race years ago, Eddie Myers, international in- door champ, and Lew Morris, met- ropolitan outdoor title-holder, are beginning their 1927-28 campaign in New York on the various in- door and outdoor rinks of the city. ALINE FRASER SERIOUSLY ILL AT GENERAL HOSPITAL Miss Aline Fraser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Fraser, is seriously ill at the Lake Placid °f - t^fei^i^tPJ^|-|S|td an ac- j high-scorer with 16 points to his | general hospital where she was e P Chtf ad a : p o knowie^fed autfefg?f^ oft all mat- j credit. Weaver of Placid, his op- ters pananfrig'to winter sports, has sfc&Md that the location of the munieip5# jttmps is on& of the best in all-mUttf* New York, m iKittse ff^pfpnodel, Spod of ^mth ^:}4-iPIaci^v;was |i^|ndo||y[^|iear %^t^fifcon--tWi; fliik;# : v -Mm on : #rf<S*f' j§S, while Mr. *i|te.some dis- Mdlirectaon iiard at work STRA BEGINS I SEASON AT MARCY New consists of Ray pianist; Myrort Ernest Naylor, Feldman, saxo- in ?&sw York city, had extensive vau- ponent, tallied one marker. The Orange and Black held the lead throughout the first half, but chalked up only six paints in the second period. In the final min- utes of play both teams, fighting desperately for victory, resorted to long- shots almost exclusively but without much success. Foul shooting won the game for Placid as they rang up nine points via this route. Port Henry tallied iht it by fl It was the way eight points b fouls. fast, hard game all ay through. Bruce tallied 10 points and was high scorer for the vic- tors. Line-up and summary: taken Thursday of last week after her father had brought her home from Burlington, Vt., where she is a student at the University of Vermont. Miss Fraser came down with a heavy cold several days ago which quickly developed into a species of paralysis. Although she has some control of her hands and fingers her body is almost com- pletely paralyzed. Dr. Owens and Dr. Volpert are attending her. Her many friends in the village will hope for her complete recovery. Lake Placid Bruce, r.f. .... Ormsby, l.f. Shea, Jimmie, .. Weaver, r.g. ,, D'Amico, Lg>. ., Pt. Henry Vanderhoof, 3 Miner, l.f. ,, Ferguson, c. Tyrell, r.g. .. Bskts. FU, 2 0 2 1 4 .c. 2 .. 0 .. 2 Bskts. ... 7 2 S 0 3 Totl. 10 31 Totl. 16 9 2 3 SO CARD PARTY The Junior Catholic Daughters of America will hold a card party in the basement of St. Agnes church on Monday evening, Janu- ary 2, at 8:15 p, ra. Bridge and whist will be played, it is an- nounced by the committee in Arch Preserver Shoes Mulflur's Shoe Lake.—advt. Store, Saranaf heavy covering of ice which glit- tered brilliantly in the clear sun- shine. The air was dry and tonic. Skiing and skating were at their best and; attracted great throngs of gufests jap fdrthe holidays. Saturday^y^fct the Sunday school of the IMfti^ity church held its annual Christmas exercises in the presencePljf ai|lrge audience. Fri- children's exer- »at St. Eustaee Episcopal chi^% Santa Claus was present o$ Jbotn occasions and rbd ^^^ry b d il remembered ^ boy and girl with appropriate .gifts. Midnight mass was celebrated Christmas Eve at St. Agnes church. Sunday night by the lighted tree in front of the Community church the Lake Placid community Christmas exercises were held There was carol singing, led by a quartet, after which Santa Clans in the person of Frank H, Phil- burt appeared with gifts of candy and oranges for each child. This program was under the general direction of a committee of the Lake Placid Kiwanis Club, E. E. MacConnell chairman. HOTEL MEN ACCEPT CANADIAN CHALLENGE The Adirondack Resorts associa- tion has accepted the challenge o ? the Mont-real tourist bureau for a ourling tournament during- the an- nual mid-winter convention of the Adirondack Resorts association to be held in Montreal the second week in January. The Adirondack hotel men are holding weekly elimination tour- naments to decide the personnel of the team which is to meet its Can- adian opponents. The friendly rivalry with its international fla- vor will make this event of con- siderable importance in the north country. The Hon. Theodore Mor- gan has donated a beautiful cup. SECTION 3 SCHOOL SKATE MEET AT LAKE PLACID Date Set for January 28—State Tide Affair at Lakewood, Feb. 11—Coon* Made Vice-chairman of Central State Committee Word was received from Super vising Principal H. G. Coons of Lake Placid schools, chairman of the state high-school skating com- mittee, in session this week at Syracuse, that the state speed- skating meet, under the auspices of the New York state public high- school athletic association, would be held this winter at Lakewood, Chautauqua county, on February 11. Dates for the sectional meets throughout the state, at which participants will be chosen to rep- resent their schools in the state meet, were also fixed by the skate committee. Of particular interest to North Country skate fans are the dates for Sections 3 and 4. Placid Gets Section 3 Lake Placid gets the Section Z meet on Saturday afternoon, Jan- uary 28. Section 4 skaters will vie for honors at Saranac Lake on a date sot yet determined by the auffeforitlea, * Mr. Coons, who has served most acceptably as chairman of the state skating committee, was elect ed vice -chairman of central com- mittee of the New York state public high-school athletic asso- ciation at the Syracuse meeting this week. Sessions of the convention wera held Tuesday morning at the Hotel Oiiondaga and were largely attended by educators from all sections of New York state. TOWN FIVE DOWNS FORKS QUINT 63 TO 41 Dazzling Pass-work of Winners Features Clash in High School Gym Wednesday Night Placid town basketball team continued its winning streak by polishing off the strong outfit from AuSable Forks in the high-school gymnasium Wednesday night 63 to 41. A big crowd was on hand to see one of the fastest court clashes ever staged in Placid. Fast pass-work and eagle eyes for the basket distinguished the play of the local boys. AuSable Forfes, which, prior to Wednes- day night's clash had lost only one game this season, and that to Plattgburg a week ago, was ex pected to put on a dazzling exhi- bition of pass-work and team play, but Placid took honors in these respects by a big margin* Au- Sable was forced to rely largely on long shots to ring Up scores. Strengthened by court stars home for the holidays, Placid went out for the game from the tap of the bell. Lonnie Wilson, last year's All-Adirondack center, and now a student at Raymond Riordan school, was Jfiigfe^Qip a»# £#««# r W^h SSS# Wtm ^ former hi^acliSel star jowl playing at St. Lawrence, vmm tied for second honors with 14 apiece. Every man on the winnwig team played a stellar gam*. Murphy and Pattno were high men for AuSable. / Line-up and summary: Lake Placid Points NEW TYPE OF BUSINESS BULKS LARGE ABROAD Co-operative Societies Lower Living Costs to Members, States Dr. J.P. Warbasse before Kiwanb Chili Wednesday — Movement Makes Little Progress in U. S. Dr. James P. Warbasse of Brooklyn,, formerly one of New York city's most eminent surgeons and at present president of the Co-operative League of the United States of America, was the speak- er at the weekly luncheon of the Kiwanis Club of Lake Placid at the Marcy on Wednesday. Dr. Warbasse, who is one of the country's leading economists, out- 'ined in an interesting and enlight- ening manner the growth of the great co-operative buying and manufacturing movement in the United States and European countries since its inception in Manchester, England, 80 years ago. Business and professional men, members of the Kiwanis !lub, and their guests followed the 1 speaker with the closest attention as he brought before them a new way of doing business and one that has reached gigantic propor- tions of late in Europe. In tracing: the history of co-op- eration, the speaker went back to the days of old on the ancestral farm when the family there was an independent unit, producing on the farm what was consumed on the farm. Problems of manufac- ture, distribution, and retail sell- ing did not loom large at that time, he stated. Began in Manchester About 80 years ago a group of workmen in Manchester, England, found themselves too poor to buy goods at the established retail shops. Conseqfuently they organ- ized the first known co-operative i I i TO FORM AN ADIRONDACK HOCKEY LEAGUE lake Placid A. A. Would Be Rep-| •«•• reseated by Strong Outfit—Man- ager Eggers Angling for Ice _ Start H. Devlin, r. f Levinsky, 1. f Wilson, c. .. Blynn, r. g. ... L. Lyons, 1. g Total 6 14 26 3 14 63 AuSable Forks Pattno, r. f. ..... Votraw, 1. f Murphy, c R. Senecal. 1. g,,,. E. Senecal, r. g Points . 14 society. Is this member eostrtboled os» Ther§ were eiety & poonds. society each pound. Profits were to be re- 17 4 17 Total LONDON TALKS WITH SARANAC LAKE VIA TRANS-ATLANTIC TELEPHONE Transoceanic telephony has in- vaded Northern New York. The first call from the old world to this part of New York State was re- ceived Saturday, December 17th, when a party in London called Miss Martha Braggiotti of 33 Church Street at Saranac Lake. The call was made at 1:36 P. M. eastern standard time and continued for about four minutes. When interviewed following the message, Miss Braggiotti said that it was the most thrilling experi- ence of her life. She stated that! | the transmission was as clear ns \ 11 be!L so much so, in fact, th&t Ads bring; qaiefc five people in the next room could f * clearly hear the words spoken in London. Thus transatlantic telephony has become a reality in Northern New York—this service is not only available but is actually in use! The message originating in Lon don was transmitted by land wires to the English transmitting station at Rugby, thence by radio over a distance of 2,990 miles to Houlton, Maine, where the American re- ceiving station is located. Tho message was th^n relayed by land wires to New York city where it was connected with a direct circuit to Saranac Lakt?. The Northern Hockey will be put on the Lak*} Placid winter sports map with A j vengeance this winter if plans of j Manager Eggers of the Lake Pla- ! Brewster Will Keep Elizahethtown Home Justice 0. Byron Brewster of associa- the supreme court bench of New .», York state, who retires from the Managers Eggers is getting ev- office of Essex county district at- torney on January 1, will continue to make his home in Elizabeth- town and will maintain his jus- tice's chambers in that village. Mr. and Mrs, Brewster live on gg L cid Outing and Athletic, tion's team materialize, g ggs is getting ev- erything in readiness for a banner season. To date he has signed \Sandy\ Slater, a star forward from Alexandria Bay, and is busy angling for other players of note, h an announce- who are expected to make the, Placid outfit one of in the North. He expects to make ment within a day or so that he has landed other stars to repre- sent Placid. Practically all of ast year's outfit are back, and keen competition is expected for the various positions. Practice will begin soon. All who come out are assured of an even chance for places on the first team. Plans are now under way for the formation of an Adirondack league to comprise Lake Placid, Topper Lake, Saranac Lake, and Plattsburg, with one game sched- uled a week in each place. River street, Elizabethtown, with their four children, Gregory. Mar- tha, Jane, and Patricia. Their home has been in the county seat for the past twelve years. Justice Brewster*s first trial term will be at Ballston Spa, Sar- atoga county, next month. In April he sits as presiding officer at the trial term of supreme court at Elizabethtown. Governor Considers Judicial Appointment Governor Smith has annoaneed that he will not name Willsboro to Hare $150,000 High School Willsboro* Essex county will have m its new school building one of the finest high schools in north- em New York. I candidates have received strong £>m!dmg is now m course of j endorsement by leaders of the bar in their respective comnroiritiis, court judge in the fourth jra«Beial district which includes Essex coun- ty, to succeed the late Justice An- greli until after January 1. Outstanding among the candi- dates for appointment to the bench are Judge Irving I. Goldsmith of Saratoga Springs and J. Edward ingleton of Glens Falls. Both *uee with the amount of stock /they aiSgat hold, btit in proportion to the amount of their purchases- during a given period. Success met the precedent-up- setting movement almost from the beginning. The one small society grew to 12,000 members last year with enormous assets at their dis- posal. Later on as the co-operative so- cieties in Great Britain grew, they entered wholesale business, man- ufacturing, and even mining. These societies own and operate vast tea plantations in Ceylon and wheat lands in Canada, totalling\ tho-ii- | sands of acres. One-third of the families in Great Britain are sup- plied their every-day needs by m-eans of the co-operative societies. j said Dr. Warbasse. and the soci- j eties constitute stern competition for the ordinary profit-making re- tail business organization, One-half Families Belong In Denmark over one-half of the families are members of the co- operative societies. Many of the best business minds in Europe ar-e affiliated with the movement. Countries where it has made great headway include Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Denmark, and Great Britain. These societies have lowered the cost of living 1 ap- preciably to their merr-ers by en- abling- them to draw the profits | from the common fund in propor- tion to their purchases. The finest store in Zurich, Switzerland., is owned and operated by a co-oper- ative society. j The movement, stated the speak- er, has not made great headway in the United States due to the efficiency of ordinary retail busi- ness, although co-operative banks and insurance companies are pros- pering* in New York state. Throughout the world 50,000,- 000 families arc members of the societies. In Russia, Dr. War- basse said, the movement consti- tutes a strong\ opponent of Bol- shevism and state ownership of business. In fact, he said, the movement all over the world is in direct opposition to state owner- ship of business. Instead the peo- ple themselves own the businesses which they patronize and share in their profits Dr. Warbasse is spending his winter vacation at Lake Placid Club where he takes an active part in all winter sports activities, par- ticularly skiing and skating. construction. John McO.mbly & Co., of Plattsburg are fchft coft- York Telephone Corporation tractors in charge of the work m the furnishing ©f this ] When finished th* building wl ; cost spp«oriBi S t^.|||f^p : kfieitmm tie

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