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The Way Things Were 08/21/2013 By Anne Weaver

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - Updated: 5:50 PM

ABOUT THE WEEK OF AUG. 21, 1964, 48,800 party permits to take a bonus deer of either sex had been allotted for the 1964 hunting season, the state Conservation Department announced. The basic hunting season for both deer and black bear would run Oct. 25 to Dec. 1 in the Adirondack and Northern Zone counties and Nov. 16 to Dec. 1 in the rest of the state where it was legal to shoot big game.

A party permit enables a party of four licensed hunters to take one deer, with or without antlers, in addition to any deer legally allowed individual members of the party. Holders of special archery licenses could go afield 14 days prior to the opening of the gunning season and could take a deer of either sex or one bear.

Bowmen could continue to use their special archery license during the regular hunting season, but deer taken then had to have at least three-inch antlers. Except for the party permit a person could legally take only one deer and one bear during the entire season.

At INLET, Andrew Lukach, an outstanding contemporary artist, would present a one-man art show at St. Peter's By the Lake Summer Chapel Saturday and Sunday, according to the Rev. Arthur L. Bice, pastor. Lukach, head of the art department in famed St. Bernard's School, New York City, would be assisted by his wife, Rosina Lukach, who was registrar at the Art Student's Council in New York City.

All the paintings and sketches exhibited at St. Peter's would be available for sale. His paintings were in a number of important private collections in the East and his work had been exhibited throughout the United States.

A new driveway to the parking area had recently been completed at St. Peter's Chapel, and visitors were urged to attend. St. Peter's six miles north of Old Forge on Route 28.

Tarzan of the Circus and his thrilling Circus Show would soon conclude a successful run at the Enchanted Forest, according to Joe Uzdavinis, manager of the park. Tarzan, who had been a big hit with visitors at Old Forge the summer of 1964, was booked for the entire run of the Canadian National Exposition opening in Toronto Monday, Aug. 31, and continuing through Sunday, Sept. 6. Paul LaCross, world's fastest gunslinger, would entertain twice daily at Enchanted Forest. LaCross was no stranger in Old Forge as he had appeared in several successful engagements here in the past.

Uzdavinis said another star attraction would be booked for Labor Day Weekend.

The 6th and 7th Lake Fish and Game Club reported the following fish were planted during the 1963-64 season: Brook Trout - Bug Lake, 11,250; Eagle Nest Pond, 300; 8th Lake, 10,000; High Rock Pond, 100; Lost Pond, 500; 7th Lake, 10,000; 6th Lake, 4,000; Upper Mitchell Pond, 480; Splake - 7th Lake, 7,000; Rainbow Trout - 5th Lake, 500; 7th Lake, 1,905; 6th Lake, 500; Limekiln Lake, 15,600; 8th Lake, 900; Bug Lake, 1,150; and Lake Trout - 8th Lake, 5,000.

The Club also distributed hay and grain to the deer during the winter. The annual meeting would be held at Babcock's Inn, Inlet.

Despite the previous weekend's rain, cold and high winds, the North American Continental Water Ski Kite Championships were held from the 4th Lake beach of the Mohawk. The two-day event was sponsored by Skier's Landing Water Ski Center, 3rd Lake, and the Mohawk Inn, Country Club and Boat Club and sanctioned by the American Ski Association, the Canadian Water Ski Association and the Mexican Water Ski Federation.

Saturday's rains and high winds forced a postponement of the day's events until noon, when the opening ceremonies and the presentation of flags were held. Mrs. Alexander Pirnie, wife of Alexander Pirnie of New Hartford, presented a United States flag that had flown over the Capitol in Washington.

Following another storm, the Formal Flight was held under nearly perfect wind conditions, but the winds soon returned and forced cancellation of the All Star Ski Show. Sunday afternoon, the Slalom event was held under blue skies, but also the dangerous winds.

The Slalom event, as promised, provided the most spills, with several contestants having difficulty with the wind and the tricky slalom course. Both Raye Collins of Collins Bay, Ontario, Canada, and George Boyce Jr. of Skier's Landing had kite smashing crashes.

Boyce was rushed to the health center by the Old Forge ambulance for X-rays and stitches to the right leg. While he was being treated, the contestants moved in and filled the tournament director's position, left vacant by George and Joan Boyce, keeping the tournament functioning.

The Acrobatic Flight ended the day's skiing and competitors then presented a series of exhibitions for the spectators.

The Gaiety Theatre announced the following movies: "Ensign Pulver" with Robert Walker, Burl Ives, Walter Matthau and Tommy Sands; William Holden, Susannah York and Capucine in "The 7th Dawn;" "Irma La Douce" with Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon; and "For Those Who Think Young" with James Darren and Pamela Tiffin.

At LONG LAKE, Mary Horton, Amsterdam, caught an 18-pound, 1-ounce lake trout from Lake Eaton (near Long Lake) July 14, to win the lake trout division of the July segment of the Louis A. Wehle Fishing Contest.


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