The way things were
by Anne Weaver

ABOUT FRIDAY, FEB. 21, 1964, the third World’s Fair to be held in New York City would open April 22 in Flushing Meadows in Queens.

The Region 6 Fish & Wildlife Management Board met at the Conservation Department’s headquarters in Warrensburg Feb. 19 and elected the following slate of officers: Chairman Frank A. Moore, Vice Chairman Wade Van Vranken, Secretary Karl Leebrick, Representative to the State Board Lincoln Stone, Alternate Norton Bird, Landowner Representative to the State Board Glenn Beck and Alternate Howard Lent.

Region 6 included the counties of Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren and Washington. A landowner, sportsman and town supervisor were appointed from each county by the chairman of its board of supervisors. Representing Hamilton County were landowner David Short, Long Lake; sportsman Earl Farber, Morehouse; and Supervisor Norton Bird, Inlet.

The Region 6 Fish & Wildlife Management Board recorded its opposition to the proposed Adirondack Park Commission and to extending the party permit system.

At ARIETTA, the largest bear ever killed in New York state was a 650-pound black bear shot in 1962 by Robert Avery of Arietta.

At INDIAN LAKE, William J. Kattrein Jr. was advertising log loading cranes for rent and John Deere and Case tractors for lease-purchase. Kattrein was a dealer for GMC, Case and John Deere. He could be reached at telephone number 3311.

At INLET, Joseph Kaiser, 74, owner and operator of Kaiser’s Tourist Home at Inlet for the past 14 years, died Feb. 16 in St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital Center in Utica. Mr. Kaiser was born in Hungary and spent his boyhood in Austria. He came to the United States in 1914 and settled in Syracuse. Two years later he married Amelia Szwirtel. He was a dyemaker until 1950.

Besides his wife he left three brothers, Richard and Rudolph Waschinger, both of Austria, and Frank Waschinger, McKeever; and a sister, Miss Marie Waschinger of Austria. The funeral was Feb. 17 from the Eldridge-Autenrith Funeral Home, Old Forge, with the Rev. Livingston Bentley, pastor of the Church of the Lakes, officiating. Burial was to be in Riverview Cemetery in the spring.

Dr. J.S. Fisher planned to hold an immunization clinic at the Inlet School Wednesday, Feb. 26. School children would receive booster shots for protection against tetanus, diphtheria-whooping cough and polio; and smallpox re-vaccination. Babies and pre-schoolers could also attend for first, second and third or booster shots of these immunizations. Booster shots for polio were given every two years.

The Inlet Girl Scout Troop held a skating party Tuesday night at the town rink, with Cadet, Junior and Brownie Scouts participating. Afterwards they built a fire and roasted hot dogs and marshmallows. Miss Nancy Tasker came from Raquette Lake to skate with them.

A summer resident of 4th Lake, Old Forge, Nicholas Valentine Jr., 43, a native of Syracuse, had been appointed deputy industrial commissioner for labor affairs by Industrial Commissioner M.P. Catherwood of Albany.

At SPECULATOR, The Oak Mountain Ski Commission had prepared an “outstandingly beautiful” new brochure, with many full-color photographs, covering both winter and summer attractions. Copies and a list of hotels, motels and guesthouses in the area could be obtained by addressing Oak Mountain Ski Commission, Speculator NY 12164.

Village Clerk and Treasurer Thomas A. Perkins had published a Notice Of Tax Sale. Perkins would sell at public auction March 16 at the Village Hall enough of each parcel in tax arrears to pay the tax, fees, interest and other charges due.

At RAQUETTE LAKE, Mrs. William Harris, field director of the Foothills Council of Girl Scouts, was in Raquette Lake the previous week to organize an area service group. Several Old Forge and Inlet leaders attended the meeting at the home of Mrs. Morgan Roderick, who was elected chairman of the area committee.

Others named were Troop Organizer Mrs. Ralph Murdock, Inlet; Brownie Troop Consultant Mrs. Dan Rivet; Junior Troop Consultant Mrs. George Folsom; and Cadet Consultant Mrs. Frank Lanphear. Plans were made to meet monthly in Old Forge.