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The Way Things Were By Anne Weaver

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - Updated: 10:02 PM

ABOUT THE WEEK OF JUNE 19, 1964, Assemblyman Joseph R. Younglove had voiced strong disagreement with the Supreme Court decision declaring that both houses of the Legislature must be apportioned on a population basis. The New York Constitution states, "Every county heretofore established and separately organized, except the County of Hamilton, shall always be entitled to one member of Assembly."

This decision required 111,882 people for one member of Assembly, so the district would need to add either Montgomery or Herkimer County to have one member of Assembly. There were 36 counties with less than the required number for an assemblyman of their own, and these counties, mostly upstate, would end up with about 15 assemblymen.

If this policy was followed, it could affect the county Board of Supervisors and other legislative bodies. It was a serious blow and Assemblyman Younglove stated he felt the Supreme Court had gone far afield in this case and had endeavored to take over legislative prerogatives and duties.

After a canvass of votes in the recent Primary Election, Donald C. Scribner, Fulton County conceded the nomination to Glen Harris for the Republican candidacy for the state Assembly by the original margin of seven votes.

In commenting on the results, Scribner said Hamilton County certainly came through for Harris. This would be the first time Hamilton County had had a candidate for the state Legislature.

At HAMILTON COUNTY, County Clerk Earl C. Farber had announced the sale of Conservation Department licenses for May as follows: Resident - 16 Hunt and Fish; 1 Hunt; 553 Fish; 10 Free Fish; Non-Resident - 82 Fish; 28 Six-day Fish.

On ROUTE 12, a proposed reconstruction of the highway north of the north city line of Utica and extending northerly about six miles would result in an improvement in travel to and from the Central Adirondacks. Generally, the proposal would extend the four-lane highway from the foot of Deerfield Hill. The proposed Route 12 improvement would provide four lanes, with two 24-foot-wide pavements separated by a 24-foot wide mall, with steep grades eliminated.

Route 28 from Elder Creek to McKeever was in poor condition and would still prove a bottleneck for summer visitors. Another portion of Route 28, from Inlet to Blue Mountain, was also in poor shape. Legislators had repeatedly asked to include these in future highway planning.

At LONG LAKE, Thomas C. Chisamore, chief of electronics' mate, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Chisamore, Long Lake, was a crew member of the Navy fleet oiler USS Salamonie, serving with the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean.

While in the Mediterranean Salamonie would enable ships of the fleet to remain at sea longer by providing them with fuel oil, jet fuel and aviation gasoline while underway. Her crew would have an opportunity to visit France, Italy and Spain.

At INLET, several hundred residents and visitors from Old Forge and surrounding towns gathered at the St. Bartholomew's CCD Center to honor Most Rev. Thomas Donnellan, newly appointed Bishop of Ogdensburg. The reception for the new bishop followed the administering of the Sacrament of Confirmation by the bishop upon a class of 44 candidates.

St. Bartholomew's Church was filled to capacity. At the reception, a short program was held prior to the personal introduction to the bishop of everyone present. Mike Codega was master of ceremonies and Leo E. Westfall, president of the Central Adirondack Association, extended his welcome.

The reception was planned by the Rev. Robert A. Farmer, former pastor of Old Forge. More than 12 priests and representatives of other religious groups in Old Forge and Inlet were present. Among the Catholic clergy were pastors from Boonville, Indian Lake, Inlet, Lake Pleasant, Speculator, Long Lake, Lake Placid and more.

A couple who came to Fourth Lake and Old Forge on June 20, 1914 for their honeymoon planned to return to the same hotel to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The couple, well known in Old Forge and New Hartford, was Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Baird of New Hartford.

Married in Utica, the honeymooners came to Old Forge and had lunch at the Forge House. From there they took the old steamer, The Clearwater, up the Fulton Chain of Lakes to the Kenmore Hotel, where they stayed for two weeks.

After returning to Utica the young couple couldn't get the mountains out of their system and a few years later purchased a camp in the Hollywood Hills section north of the village. They had been regular summer visitors and Adirondack boosters ever since.

The Baird children were entertaining their parents at a 50th wedding anniversary party at The Kenmore, which was still in operation at the same spot on Fourth Lake. All the wedding guests, except one, were still living and had been invited. Eighty to 100 guests were expected.

Inlet's Summer Youth Program would begin June 29 and run for eight weeks, five days per week. This was a state and town joint project and there was no fee. All phases of swimming would be taught and there would be arts and crafts. The program would be directed by Miss Anne Osborne, a graduate of the State University College at Plattsburgh, who held a Red Cross Instructor Certificate. This would be her fifth year as a director. She would be assisted by Kenneth Nelson, who had a Red Cross Life Saving Certificate.

George Cunningham's Barber Shop was open in Eagle Bay.

Gaiety Theatre announced the following movies: Elia Kazan's "America, America" with Stathis Giallelis, Katherine Balfour, Lou Antonio, Paul Mann and Linda Marsh; "Mary, Mary" with Debbie Reynolds, Michael Rennie, Barry Nelson and Diana McBain; and "The Incredible Mr. Limpet" with Don Knotts, Jack Weston, Carol Cook and Andrew Duggan.

     

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