The Way Things Were -- 08/06/2014
By Anne Weaver

ABOUT THE WEEK OF AUG. 6, 1965, about 100,000 holders of chauffeur licenses would find renewal punch card applications in their mail boxes, returnable to Motor Vehicles to be validated as their new licenses before Aug. 31. Motor Vehicle Commissioner W.S. Hults suggested they complete the applications and mail them with the renewal (record of convictions) stub and the $6 fee to the nearest motor vehicle issuing office to their residence.

State Comptroller Arthur Levitt had announced the distribution of monies for August to the 65 public welfare districts in the state. The money represented about 80 percent of the federal and state share of the anticipated expenditures by the localities. Hamilton County received $3,110.

The following churches served Hamilton County in 1965.

Inlet: St. Anthony's Church with the Rev. Francis Edic, Church of the Lakes with the Rev. Livingston Bentley, Community Church with the Rev. Roger Best, St. Olaf Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dale Seamas.

Indian Lake: Independent Baptist with the Rev. Howenstein, Methodist with the Rev. Marvin Hazzard, First Baptist Church, St. Mary's Church with the Rev. James M. Flattery, Christian Science Group.

Wells: St. Anne's Church with Fr. Alban Bartosch, Pilgrim Holiness Church with the Rev. Paul Washburn, Methodist Church with Paul Dufford.

Blue Mt. Lake: Methodist Church with the Rev. Marvin Hazzard, St. Paul's Church, Church of Transfiguration with the Rev. Ralph Carmichael.

Long Lake: Calvary Methodist with the Rev. Thomas Shreve, Wesleyan Methodist with Clifton Chapman, St. Henry's Church with the Rev. Julian O'Brien.

Raquette Lake: St. William Church with Fr. Jude Schmeider, Raquette Lake Chapel with the Rev. Livingston Bentley.

Lake Pleasant: United Methodist Church with Paul Dufford, St. Hubert's of the Lake with the Rev. George W. Kaulfuss, Lake Pleasant Union Church with Paul Dufford, St. James Church with the Rev. Benedict Scarff, Reformed Church at Camp Fowler.

Speculator: Grace Methodist Church with Paul Dufford.

At INLET, one of the most outstanding entertainments in the Central Adirondacks returned with a band concert on the front lawn of the Moose Head Hotel, Old Forge. Mr. and Mrs. George P. Yocum, owners of the hotel, were sponsoring the 26th Infantry Division Band for the sixth year, and invited all music lovers to a memorable evening of good music.

The 26th Yankee Division Band of Massachusetts was the only military band sponsored by the United States government for competitive playing, and had won many laurels and fame throughout the country. It played for such state occasions as the president's inaugural parade and ball in Washington, D.C., and other important and festive occasions.

Judges for the 13th Annual Art Show in the Chicken Wire Gallery at the Masonic Temple in Old Forge had been announced. Prizes of $150, $100 and $75 would be awarded.

Chas. Giordano, whose major field of interest was graphic design, had been an instructor at Syracuse for five years. During this time he had produced a film, "Primavera," which was shown at the Contemporary Cinema Festival in Foothills, Calif. Among his recent activities are color exhibitions on "Interaction of Color," for the New York Council on Arts and a visual presentation to be shown at the Eastern Arts Convention in Boston. Giordano was an assistant professor of Art Education and coordinator of the Basic Design Program at Syracuse.

The second judge, Kishio Matoba, was born and raised in California and taught in Wisconsin before coming to Syracuse. A specialist in watercolors and oils, Matoba's work had been shown in competitive and invitational shows in Wisconsin and New York.

In position as dual instructor in Art and Education at Syracuse, he instructed classes in Sophomore Design, Freshman Color and Light and Art Education.

Two graduates of Hamilton County high schools would enroll as freshmen at Plattsburgh State University College in the fall. Studying in the Elementary Education program would be Eleanor Kalil, Inlet.

Connie Campbell, Indian Lake, was enrolled in the library arts program. The two were part of a class of 872 students, the largest in the college's 75-year history.

The Big Moose Water Ski Club's annual tournament was to start Aug. 7. All inquiries were to be made to Tom Hameline of Eagle Bay. Both events would happen in front of Dunn's Boat Service, Big Moose Lake.

Gaiety Theatre announced the following movies: Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau and Frank Davis in "The Train;" James Garner, Elke Sommer, Dick Van Dyke, Angie Dickinson and Ethel Merman in "The Art of Love;" "Operation Masquerade" with Cliff Robertson, Jack Hawkins, Marisa Mell, Michel Piccoli and Bill Fraser; and "The Third Day" with George Peppard, Elizabeth Ashley, Roddy McDowell, Herbert Marshall and Mona Washborne.

At LAKE PLEASANT, a meeting would be held at the Lake Pleasant Central School in Speculator at which a representative of the state Department of Taxation and Finance would be present to answer any questions concerning the collection of the state 2 percent sales tax in Hamilton County.

At RAQUETTE LAKE, Sam Licari, Utica, caught a 13-pound lake trout in Raquette recently. He was using sucker minnows.