The Way Things Were
By Anne Weaver

ABOUT THE WEEK OF NOV. 20, 1964, when New York state motorists registered their vehicles for 1965 they would receive a red reflective sticker to validate their 1964 number plates instead of the metal tab which had been issued in previous years.

Widows of World War II and Korean War veterans who died of service-connected disabilities could be eligible for a GI Home Loan, according to W.S. Cook, counselor of the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs, if they had not remarried. "The fact that a veteran may have had a GI loan and repaid it during his lifetime does not affect the widow's eligibility," Mr. Cook said.

Entitlement of unremarried widows of World War II veterans would expire July 25, 1967, while entitlement for unremarried widows of Korean War veterans would expire Jan. 31, 1975. Applications and counseling on GI loans and other veteran benefits was available at the office of the New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs.

Protestant congregations throughout the United States would be asked to contribute $1,073,850 during the Thanksgiving season to finance the annual Share Our Substance program through which millions of needy persons overseas received life-sustaining food.

Church World Service, the overseas agency for the National Council of Churches of Christ, announced that during 1965 approximately one-third of a billion pounds of foodstuffs donated from U.S. government stocks, and valued at $18 million, in addition to 5 million pounds donated by the Christian Rural Overseas Program (CROP), will be sent to areas of acute need in many parts of the world.

Church World Service conducted programs of relief and rehabilitation in 42 countries in Africa, Asia, the Near East, Latin America and Europe. Kinds of food shipped to the needy were principally wheat, flour, bulgur, beans, cheese, butter, cornmeal, powdered milk and cooking oil.

At HAMILTON COUNTY, NYS Comptroller Arthur Levitt had recently announced the distribution of money as per capita assistance to the cities, towns and villages of the state, the third quarterly installment in the state's 1964-65 fiscal year. Unlike other types of state aid, which were granted for a specific purpose (such as education, highways and health), the per capita aid could be used for any general municipal purpose. Hamilton County received $4,065.93.

At INLET, American Legion Leonard Mick Roberts Post No. 1402 played host to 75 legionnaires, auxiliary members, clergymen and honored guests from department headquarters. A dinner was held at The Albedor to accommodate these visitors. Father Francis of St. Anthony's Church gave the invocation. After the dinner, Master of Ceremonies Mende Shulman called on the honored guests. County Auxiliary President Virginia Morrison welcomed all the distinguished guests and presented the ladies with gifts from the county posts.

Mrs. Morrison introduced Vice Departmental Commander Mrs. Schleede and Mrs. Luitink spoke on the important part of the auxiliaries working toward the betterment of their community, state and nation. Bernard Ross, commander of the local post, welcomed all the dignitaries and permitted County Commander Ted Harwood to take the ball from there. Ted presented the male guests with presents from the Hamilton County legion posts.

4th District Commander James Ryan, from Saranac Lake, spoke about the pride with which his post had fulfilled their project of helping the needy in their educational goals. Mr. Ryan had letters of thanks from the parents of children whom the post had helped.

Department Vice Commander James Marquit spoke briefly on the many visitations the entourage had made thus far. The visits had started in early October and would continue throughout November. Aide to the Department Commander Robert Benedict gave a resume of Department Commander Dr. Michael Crino's background. The doctor said the will to do a job is the only thing lacking to accomplish what is required.

Mr. and Mrs. Arch Delmarsh III welcomed a son, Terry, born Nov. 10, 1964 in San Francisco, Calif. Mrs. Delmarsh was the former Shirley LaPorte of Inlet. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Delmarsh also welcomed a son, Harry David, born Nov. 12, 1964, in a Utica hospital.

Mrs. Henry Babcock thanked everybody who sent flowers, cards and donations to the Ambulance Fund at the time of the recent death of her mother, Muzia Sammons.

A special Inlet board meeting was held to approve the resolution for a $3,000 contract for three years for the Inlet Protection District. The resolution was approved and there were no objection voiced by the taxpayers at the meeting.

The board also approved relocating streetlights caused by new highway construction the past summer and fall.

The Auxiliary of the Inlet Volunteer Hose Co. extended thanks to the Big Moose Auxiliary for a wonderful evening. They also wished to thank everyone that helped make the sale of Christmas novelties and baked goods a success. The proceeds were to be used toward the purchase of equipment for the kitchen in the new fire hall.

The ladies held their November meeting with 12 members present. Refreshments were served by Gloria Peters, Marjorie Wood and Nancy Dunay. The dark horse was won by Mollie Fisher.

At WELLS, the world famous Texas Cow Girls were coming. The basketball game would be played at the Wells School gym. It was sponsored by the fire company for the benefit of the Radio Fund. Opposition would be the Fire Company Team.

The Cow Girls were world-renowned for their clever ball handling and ability as well as their comedy capers. They had appeared in the nation's top gyms and arenas as well as all over the world.

Fans would get a treat out of watching the famous quintet that was loaded with abilities and pulchritude that would amaze fans young and old.