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Mirror of The Adirondacks LAKE\ NEWS Established 3 905 VOL :DOH—NO. 37 PUBLISHED AT LAKE PLACID, NEW YORK, IN THE HEART OF THE ADIRONDACKS, FRIDAY, JAJRJARY 6, 102S PRICE FIVE CENTS REII1S CHOSEN Ti) HEAD PLACID C. OF C. FOR 1928 SHIFT DO€ DERBY RACE DATES TO FEB. I I AND 25 New Oifcial States Publicity Appro- priation too Small for Resort of This Size —Has Had Varied Care if—is Youngest Fresident Juliai J, Reiss of Hillcrest ave- nue i/a; unanimously elected pres- ident o ? the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce for the year 1S2S at the first meeting of the year held im the Lake Placid Marcy Tuesday evening, Mr. Reiss, who is 28 ras the distinction of being the j oi ngest president in the his- tory of the organization and one of tie most widely travelled, his knowledge of foreign as well as domestic resorts making his ser- vices doubly valuable to the local organization. Mr. Reiss was educated at George xywn university and Pord- h&m university and upon leaving college he travelled extensively through European countries cater- ing to the tourist business, such as France, Italy, Spain, Egypt, Greece and England, He entered active business in 1920 and was for four years sales manager and secretary of the International Tailoring Company of New York city. In 1924 he made a second European totir and subsequently a tour of this country's , middle and far western resort communities. He lias made his home in Lake Placid for the past three years. Exists for Guests In accepting the office, Mr, Beiss stressed the point that Lake Placid exists for and because* &t its guests and he emphasised the need of constantly improving the resort's facilities for enbei-tainmg and amusing its guests in order to insure popularity and prosperity. He remarked that an annual ex- penditure of $5000 for publicity and advertising was hardly ade- quate to keep before the attention of the public a community repre- senting an investment of over $20,000.000. He urged serious consideration of the matter of ad- vertising Lake Placid in a man- ner commensurate to the size of the business. Attorney Robert F. Isham was elected a director to succeed Mr. Reiss. Buildings Numbered Following a brief review of the movement for free mail delivery, the Chamber of Commerce reiter- ated its stand in favor of this de- velopment by a two to one vote. It was pointed out\ that the chief obstacle to delivery, the number- ing of buildings on the streets, haa now been removed and that deliv- ery was easily available if desired. Immediately upon adjournment of the meeting, a meeting of those interested in joining; the Lake Placid unit of the New York De- velopment Association was called. Approximately two-thirds of the Chamber of Commerce attendance remained and the unit was form- ally launched by the adoption of a set. of by-laws. Julian J. Reiss was elected vice-president of the unit to serve also as a vice-pres- ident of the parent organization and Roger G. Holden was elected secretary. The Lake Placid unit voted to include in its territorial jurisdic- tion the towns of North Elba, Wilmington, Keene, Jay, and St. Armand. f: A last-minute change in the ! ; plans of those in charge of the j ' third annual Adirondack dog derby for the Post-Standard cup shifts the date to February 11 and 25, : The number of entries is said to have grown so large as to necessitate this change to a ! two-day affair. Prizes will be ; awarded on the basis of points won during- the two days of racing-. As tkte program shapes up now one race will start at > Lake Placid and finish in Sar- anac Lake, while the other will be ran in the opposite direction. I POSTERS WILL TEL STORY OF AMER. LEGION Billboards in Village and Vicinity to Be Used, States Commander Holden Posters depicting the progress of the American Legion during the first decade of its life will appear on the bill boards of this vicinity for a whole month beginning February, it was announced by Roger C. HoWen, commander of Lal^e Placid Post of the Xegion. Arrangements have been made for s use cf bill board space here during tbe month in order that the ideals and aims of the Legion may he placed before the people of the city, according to the commander The posters will depict in a vivid way the real spirit of the Legion, Commander Holden said. They will be symbolical of the Le-- gion ideal of service in peace tim§ as in war, which tb§£ liegion is carrying out in- its eotintiunity set-' viee, Americanismi p<>Iit^at educa- tion, child welfare and; similar a%? tivities. ' . . . . ; '.. V-H a 1*jbe polder has been made up from a sketch drawn especially for the Legion by Chester A. Brat- ten, a well known artist of Chi- cago. It has a decorative back- ground in which the main figure is the Goddess of Liberty stand- ing with arms uplifted in conse- cration of the sacrifices made by the fighting men of America in the World war. In the foreground is a panoramic scene depicting the city, agriculture and industry. At the top is the name \The American Legion*' and at the* bottom the slo- gan, \In peace, as in war—we serve.\ Similar posters will be displayed in almost every city and town in America during* February to give national emphasis to the service which tli€ Legion is now Tender- ing\ to community, state and na- tion. Commander Holden stated. More than 17,000 of the posters are being sent out from National Headquarters of the Legion at Indianapolis to he posted through- out the country. The Lake Placid post has begun an intensive mem- bership campaign which will reach its climax during 1 the month the posters are on the boards. Commander Holden announced. J. T. Thornton Leaves Phone Company Supervisors Meet for Organization Tuesday The annual organization meeting- of the Essex county board of supervisors will be held in their chambers at Elizabethtown on Tuesday, January 10$ with Chair- man Charles M. Putnam of Port Henry presiding. One item of business will be the election of a chairman of the board for the en- suing year. The county solons are also ex- pected to take up the matter of the proposed game refuge on state land'between Lake Plaefd and Sar- | . Paring th Friends of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Thornton will regret to learn of Mr. Thornton's resignation from the Northern New York Telephone corporation to enter private busi- ness in Massena, Mrs. Thornton's j former home. Mr. Thornton has been wire chief in Lake Placid for several years and has made a host of friends by his unfailing courtesy | and constant attention to the dut- j ies of his position. While his plans j for the future are not fully set- i tied, Mr. Thornton states that he will probably enter business in Massena. tay in Lake Pla- I GEN, S,H. WOLFE I DIESINNEWYORK | HOSPITAL SAT. One of Nation's Leading Insurance Experts—Served in Great War— Was Secretary of Lake Placid Shore Owners' Association Lake Placid was shocked to arn of the death last Saturday in Mt. Sinai hospital, New York city, of Brigadier General S. Herbert Wolfe, one of the country's fore- most actuaries and one of the vil- lage's best-known summer resi- dents. General Wolfe's death was caused, at least indirectly, it is be- lieved, by a stabbing attack mado on him in 1926 by a maniac as the general was leaving his office. He was 53 years old. His sum- mer home had been at Camp Owaissa on Lake Placid for sev- eral seasons. He was active in all affairs on the lake and at the time of his death was secretary of the Lake Placid Shore Owners' association. About two weeks ago General Wolfe went to the hospital for treatment, and it was found neces- sary to operate. Death was caused by shock and a weak heart. In its account of General Wolfe's career the New York Herald-Trib- une said in part as follows: General Wolfe was born in Bal- timore, Md., March 19, 1874, the son of S. Baird and Fannie Behrens Wolfe. He studied for three years at the College of the City of New York. For many years he and his brother, Lee Wolfe, had been con- sulting actuaries, with offices at 165 Broadway. General Wolfe had numerous insurance compan- ies as clients and made a specialty of- examining insurance companies for state governments. As actu- ary of the Insurance Department of CormertijCttt he had charge of a special investigation into the as- ^Maien*. society* -,' '-: Was An Expert Witness He was called upon frequently as an expert witness in litigation and investigations and addresed university students on insurance and actuarial subjects. In July, 1913, Mayor Gaynor appointed him a member of a commission to frame a scientific pension law for city employees. In 1917 he was commissioned captain in the Quartermaster's Re- serve Corps. When the United States declared war, General Wolfe already wars in Canada, studying the system adopted there for providing relief for the fam- ilies of men in military service. His report was voluminous and comprehensive and ,the part he played in the development of the war risk insurance system in the United States was a most import- | ant one, The War Risk Insurance ! act was prepa-reel with his assist- j ance. ! He received the Distinguished 1 | Service Medal, the Cross of the ' Legion of Honor and the Masonic Peace Medal issued by George V of England. In January, 1918, he was promoted to major; the fol- lowing 1 July, to lieutenant colonel, He received his appointment as brig-adier general in the Officers' Reserve Corps in 1921. Wife and Daughters Survive General Wolfe was married to Flora Heidelberg-, of this city, in 1901. She survives him. with three daughters, Eleanor M., Frances B. and Helen L. Wolfe. Their home is at 1000 Park ave- PLACID VS. PLATTSBURG | Both Placid high and Platts- ! will strive to get out of the I cellar position in the Adiron- f dack intei'scbolastic basketball '> league standing when they 1 meet at Plattsburg tonight in ! the second league game for • both outfits. Placid has iost • to Saranac, while Plattsburg i succumbed to Tupper Lake vt. \ one of the season's upsets to ; date. ! Placid has shown continued ' improvement in its games • sinee the Saranac defeat, and \ is going to Plattsburg tonight j to put up a strong battle. I The Placid girls meet the j Plattsburg Normal girls on the \ latter's court tomorrow night, j This will be the second meet- j ing of the two teams, Platts- • burg being returned the win- I ner when they met on the lo- j cal court a few weeks ago. j JULIAN J. REISS ANNOUNCES COMMITTEES New President of Local Commerce Chamber Names Groups for 1928 President Julian J. Reiss of the Chamber of Commerce has an- nounced the following committee appointments for the year 1928: Publicity — F. B. Guild, chair- man, J. C. Jubin, E. E. MacConnell, E. C. Paarman, F. W. Swift, Ru- fus Walton, John F. White. General Sports —F. W. Swift, chairman. E. G. Dodds, J. V. Lamb. E. B. McDevitt, C, A. Thornton. Village Improvement — J. B. Hurley, chairman, H. G. Coons, E. C. Herb, L. A. Malone, H. R. Thompson. Conventions—W. E. Feek, chair- man, Seth Bull, R. V. Golden W. J. Hurley, H. L. Weaver. Membership—Ip, E. Mac3onnell» chairman, C. A* Thornton, W. K, Wikoff. Local Business—F. S.. Leonard, chairman, R. J. Kennedy, F. II. Philburt. Local Government—Willis Wells, chairman, Godfrey Dewey, R. F. Isham, Walter Kennedy, G. M. Lattimer. Public Utilities—John F. White, chairman, William Burdet, W. E. Hovey. Fish and Game—R. C. Prime, chairman, Dr. F. J. d'Avignon, F. Paul Stevens. Finance and Audit—E. H. Ford, chairman, J. C. Jubin. Public Health and Safety—Dr. G. C. Owens, chairman. Dr. J. A. Geis, Dr. S. A. Volpert. Zoning 1 —E. C. Paarman, chair- man, D. W. Jenney. H. R. Thomp- son. E. F. Weiskopf, H. J. Wood. SEASON'S FIRST HOCKEY CLASH SUNDAY P.M. Saranac Will Pry Off Lid on Mirror Rink at 3-4)tber Ice Stars Join Local Outfit ! With a practice game tonight on Mirror rink and with daily work- outs of the puck-chasers going along smoothly, everything points to a fast ice exhibition on Sunday afternoon when the local boy? pry the lid off with their old rivals, Saranac Lake, furnishing the op- position. The game will begin promptly at 3 p.m., states Manager Eggers of the Outing and Athletic association hockey club, Placid has been strengthened by the acquisition of Slater, Priestley, and Prue. Along with well-known local stars such as Bisson, last year's captain, H. Dorey, elected captain for 1928, LaHart, Rand, and others a fast combination is shaping up. Several other local ice flashes are trying hard for places on the team. Saranac Lake comes to town on Sunday with such well-known pucksters as, Somier, LaPan, La- Plant, DeJamater, and Rice, tr> mention only a few of their fast skaters. Saranac has scored' wins to date over the speedy St. Lawrence uni versity outfit, but is expected to run into much sterner opposition when it crashes up against the Placid club. The local hockey club is backed by the Lake Placid Outing and Athletic association which is do- ing everything in its power to put this ice sport over in a big way this winter. There is no reason why, with all the natural advan- tages that Placid has, hockey should not be one of the most popular sports of the winter. A good crowd should be on hand Sunday. General Wolfe was a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society of Great Britain, the American Sta- tistical Association and the Casu- alty Actuarial and Statistical So- ciety. He was a past master of Craftsman Lodge, F. and A. M., and was a member of the Loyal Legion, the Lotos Club and the Bankers Club of New York, the , Cosmos Club of Washington and ! the Authors' Club of London, He | was the author of several actuar- al ai d m- <n i u woi > ^ 44 CAES LEAVE PLACID ON MONDAY EVENING SCHOLASTIC SKHWRNEY First Annual Contest Carded for Grand View jump Lake Placid's first scholastic ski jumping tournament will be held next Saturday morning at lO.lo o'clock at the municipal ski jump? on Grand View HilL The tourna- ! ment- will be a preliminary to se- lect contestants to represent the school in an Adirondack interseho- lastie ski jumping tournament to be held later in the season. As soon as a team is chosen, challenges are to be issued to neighboring Adirondack schools to compete with the local jumpers for the Adirondack Interscholastic Championship. H. Smith Johann- sen of Lake Placid Club has been selected as coach for the Placid aspirants. FLEE IN DAWN AS FLAMES RAGE Nathan Home, Saranac Avenue, Totally Destroyed Early Saturday The house, occupied by Fred Nathan on Saranac avenue, was destroyed by fire of an unknown origin a few minutes after five o'clock last Saturday morning. In spite of the early hour tho firemen made record time in get- ting on the job, but found the frame structure too far gone to save. They confined their attention to wetting down adjacent struc- tures to prevent the spread of the flames. Occupants of the house were forced to flee in their night-cloth- ing. No one was injured, luckily, or even burned, although there was but little time in which to get out, It is understood that there is only a small insurance coverage. BUT LITTLE CHANGE IN MISS FRASER'S CONDITION Attending physicians report that the condition of Miss Aline Fraser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, William *hc T ike T Mae ; d \vh\> Mi Tho> hi v Tho cnly n nu n 1n s; v, 1] MISS SCHMIDT IS BRIDE OF WILLIAM P RYAN shew 1 - The hbliday exodus from I Lake Pl^id to the cities Mon- • day night put a heavy tax on ; the New York Central. I 44 cars in all went out that j one evening, consisting of 85 \ Pullmans, one private car, six ; baggage cars, and two coaches, i Five sections in all left the i Lake Placid station Monday evening between the hours of j eight and eleven o'clock. j Information concerning 1 the [ exodus was supplied the News S by Howard L. Weaver, local j ticket agent. The next big \ evening for the railroad at ! Lake Placid will be in February \ when the crowds will leave I following- the Washington's I birthday winter-sports program. \ _ \ PORT HENRY TOO STRONG FOR LOCAL TOWNPINTET Placid Lotet 34 to 42 m Tight Clash Monday Night-Only Fair Crowd Out Monday night in the high-school gymnasium the Lake Placid town basketball team, which had been going great guns for several weeks, struck a snag in the strong Port Henry five and went down to defeat 34 to 42. Port Henry brought a powerful, fast-moving outfit to town,-.led by Parnell and the Gifbo brothers. Fast pass-work and unerring eyes for the hoop spelled victory for the lake boys. Wilson and Blinn were high- scorers for Placid, while ParnelPs work stood otot'for the victors. At the close of tike game one of the Gilbo boys was injured, but re- c^t reports indicate that Sis con- dition is improving 1 . There was only a fair crowd <>ut in spite of the dual attraction of a holiday game and a strong oppo- nent. Coach E. E. Logie of the Lake Placid high five officiated. Port Henry brought to Placid one of the strongest fives ever to display its wares on the local court. It takes almost super-hu- man basketball to stand off these boys. They have pass-work do^n to a science, and every man is a dead shot for the basket. That Placid was able to keep the score so close is indicative of the high qtuality of game that tbe local boys are putting up. BOOZE RUNNER DIVES 70 FEET INTO ICE WATER Plattsburg Driver Spends Night on Tiay Ledge of Steep Precipice South of EHzabethtown Albert Whke of Plattsburg had a narrow escape from death at Spit Rock cliffs, south of Eliza- bethtown, late last week when he jumped over the fence and landed in the ice-cold water 70 feet be- low. Prohibition men had just knocked off two alleged booze cars when White made his leap into the darkness thinking that he was sim- ply jumping the fence. His pHght: was not discovered until dawn when the officers, who had k^ n scouring the countryside ir\ Y him saw him far below Practically frozen to a tiny ledge to which he had managed to pull hirjjself. A 75-foot rope, seeur*^ ^y ^ n e officers from a neighbe^jjjg, f a r m _ house, was used to h^j n i m bade to the light of day aga i n . The man who drove the <Mher car gave his name as Paul %track of Lake Placid. Both he | nd ^hit* were arraigned before. Commissioner Thomas at Kees^m^ After White nr/ade his leap into space and darkr ies s his car backed down the hill md crashed into the side of the cl? f f_ Grade Skating Races Bfere January 14 Announce ment was mH s,e by iSupervising principal H. G. Coons that the af t ernoon o f January 14 had been se !tJcted ^ the date for the first m 44tc h of the secon( j an- nual Trianf , ular Grade interscho- lastic Skating me€t > The races will be run ^ f f on Mirror Rink. The secGr iid m& t e ^ \ s scheduled for Januar y £1 at t ' n e p O ntiac Rink, Saa^ match l^fertES^y 18 at Tupper Lakfe. CUapa|^hships will be de- termineff\>R a.-*jasis of points won in the three *neets by competing teams representing Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake. CONTINUE 5 UPPERS The suppers at the Adirondack Community church, given by the Ladies' Aid Society, will be con- tinued beginning Saturday, Janu- ary 7, at 5 p. m. Everybody is welcome at these suppers, state those in charge. News Classified A.ds bring quick results. Want a cock, a job, a dog, a house? Use News Classified Ads and get your heart's desire. Chief Lowell R. Smith May Leave North Country Through a promotion, which is expected to come to him at al- most any time, Lowell R. Smith of Malone, Federal prohibition en- forcement officer in charge of this entire North Country section, may leave the post in which he has had such conspicuous success. He has become eligible for ap- pointment as assistant adminis- trator. Chief Smith, who is the son of a South Dakota Methodist preacher, has been In the enforce- ment group for about six years.\ In this work he has earned the re- spect of citizens in all communi- ties over which his office has juris- diction, Goldsmith Draws Judicial Plum from Governor Judge Irving I. Goldsmith has been nl ai (i of MRS. LILLIAN P3*OULX i JOINS SCHOOL FACULTY | ed Mrs, E. E. i 1923 Log?< W ( m I ie Kr Mr, >-ake Placid j Mr, Thorn- l Boy-Scout : .region, and i tu t < h ta.> V i It Pictures the North—Lake Plaad News Sib enhe today $2 a 5 ear LAKE Sponsored b> 10 > 8 30 10 o 30 30 00 00 15 00 2:00 3 2 i 10 30 :30 :00 :30 2:30 1.0 2 8 10 2 1 I :30 :30 ;0€» 30 SO ( A. P, P. A. A. P. P. P. P. M. M. M. M. M. M, M. M. M. P.M A M. P. M A P r \ p r \ p AL M M M. M ski PLACID WINTER SPORTS PROGRAM Lake Placid Outing and Athletic Association and Chamber of Commerce Friday, January 6 Cross Country Ski Run to Intervale Hill, Skijoring Party Mirror Lake. Meet at Mirror Rink. Tobojoring. Register at Chamber of Com- merce before 5 P. M. Saturday, January 7 First Elimination Contest. Toboggan Races at Municipal Toboggan Slide, Scholastic Ski Jumping Tournament, on Grand View Hill. Preliminary Tryouts for Interscholastic Skat- ing Meet at Mirror Rink. Skiing and Skating Gymkhana, League Game Ice Baseball on Mirror Lake, Sunday, January 8 Ski Ru n Met t U ( V«.mo r of (VmTiu^ H.^'ke v at Mi**i,r r l *. I «i- f'ltn-<1 '-. -'• r - ana o lak, P T : u,- , Monday, January 9 Hill riki r u f. • Vvr.:\ '-ri- Mt ' m firii I \\->\ rro, » C, \i-i S'. Ji'n, '.„. Adsann I >V\ . Tri I \n ' C >*>\' ( • -'*. '!• > > .' < Kim- Tuesday. 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