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The Way Things Were By Anne Weaver

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - Updated: 3:43 PM

ABOUT THE WEEK OF NOV. 13, 1964, John J. Mahoney, manager of the Division of Employment, Utica, had announced the Unemployment Insurance Itinerant Office would be reopened Dec. 1 at Community Hall in Old Forge. Service would be available to Unemployment Insurance claimants Dec. 1. Thereafter the office would be open each Tuesday until further notice.

More ski centers than in any other state in the East were listed in "Ski New York," the 1964-65 skiers' guide issued by New York State Department of Commerce. The 16-page booklet listed a gain of 21 since 1963. Every area of New York state offered a variety of ski facilities, and there were one or more within an hour's drive of every New York state community. Facilities in New York state had increased 25 percent since the previous season.

The centers listed provided a total of 295 slopes, 427 trails, 38 chairlifts, 122 T-bars and J-bars, 169 tows and 30 snowmaking installations. Trails, slopes, lifts and other facilities were listed in convenient chart form and the locations of the centers were indicated on a two-page map. Articles discussed ski safety, instruction, snow reports and winter sports. The booklet was illustrated with color photographs. Free copies could be obtained from New York State Department of Commerce.

Questionnaires for the 1964 Census of Agriculture were being mailed out to farmers and ranchers in Hamilton County, according to Richard A. Gosson of Piseco, crew leader of the census in the county. Enumerators would start to collect the questionnaires Nov. 13.

Mende Shulman, Leo Westfall, Joe Uzdavinis and Frank Reed participated in a luncheon meeting of Adirondack Park Association leaders from Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis and Oneida counties at the Hurlbut House in Boonville. The purpose of the meeting was to consider ways in which the "Adirondack Park Association could be of greater service to the Central Southern Adirondack area." Horace Noxon of Schroon Lake, who was president of the association, gave an interesting report on its varied activities covering the Adirondack area.

Joe Uzdavinis presented a vivid picture of the advertising and promotion that was carried on in cooperation by the Adirondack Park Association and the Resorts Association in 1963. This program included the distribution of several million booklets, feature stories and advertising in leading magazines and television programs. The group discussed other ways in which the group could expand its service in this section of the Adirondacks.

Governor Nelson Rockefeller had proclaimed Nov. 8-14 as "American Education Week" and urged wide public participation in ceremonies to emphasize that education "is an investment in our national well-being. The success of America today," he said, "is a glowing tribute to our long-time investment in public education and the dividends which daily enrich the lives of our people."

New York state was the greatest consumer market in the country and the chief center for commerce and industry. It led in the variety, volume and value of its manufacturing output.

It also led in industrial growth. In the past two-and-a-half years NYS gained 976 new plants, more than any other state. New York was first in industrial research and development with more than 1,200 laboratories, and at the same time it ranked high in agriculture, 13th among the 50 states in cash receipts from farming.

NYS also led in savings, with 58 percent of the nation's savings bank deposits held in its 125 savings banks.

At HAMILTON COUNTY, the Board of Supervisors met in regular session with one member absent. Refunds (due to erroneous assessments) of taxes were allowed in Indian Lake and Inlet. Redemption of property in Lake Pleasant was allowed. Rates of pay for Highway Department employees were continued the same.

The board approved the relocations of portions of the Wells-Speculator highway. Temporary equalization rates were set for the various towns.

County Clerk Earl C. Farber had announced the sale of Conservation Department licenses in Hamilton County for October as follows: Resident - 418 Hunt and Fish, 239 Hunt, 100 Fish, 65 Trap, 1205 Big Game, 6 Archery, 7 Free Fish; Non-Resident - 86 Hunt, 34 Fish, 1 6-Day Fish, 1 Trap, 78 Big Game, 2 Archery, 1 LLC.

At INLET, the Chicken and Biscuit Supper which was to be held the previous week had been changed to Nov. 21. It would be at the Church of the Lakes, Inlet.

Word had been received of the recent death of Mrs. Muzia Sammons, 90, of Johnson City, formerly of Endicott. She had been ill for some time. Among her survivors were two daughters, Mrs. Mary S. Wakeley of Vestal and Mrs. Henry (Gladys) Babcock of Inlet. The funeral services were held at the Allen Memorial Home, with the Rev. Edgar F. Singer, pastor of Endicott First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott.

At RAQUETTE LAKE, the annual Turkey Dinner sponsored by the Raquette Lake Fish and Game Club and originally scheduled for the previous week was postponed until Nov. 14. The dinner would be held at Raquette Lake Fire Hall.


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