From the Times Files – New fellowship meeting for young Protestants

Compiled by Erik Pekar

75 years ago, Jan. 22, 1948

The Christmas seal sale of the Washington County Tuberculosis and Public Health Association to date is just short of $8,500, but it is expected that this goal will be passed within the next two weeks.

Boy Scout Troop 42, sponsored by the Rotary club, will hold its Charter Presentation on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Whitehall Recreation building. The troop is under the leadership of William Williams, scoutmaster and Rev. Charles Rice, assistant scoutmaster. The troop has been meeting bi-weekly since the beginning of December when the Charter papers were filed with the Mohican council, Boy Scouts of America.

On Sunday evening, Jan. 25, at 6:30 p.m., the young people from the Baptist, Methodist, Episcopal and Presbyterian churches plan to hold a new type of fellowship meeting for young people. The local Protestant clergy and their youth plan these inspirational meetings to be the means of meeting the challenge of our day through consecrated young people who know the truth and the power of God. There will be a program of songs, the showing of two vital sound motion pictures, and light refreshments will be served.

Basketball: Whitehall’s Maroon stayed in the game with St. Mary’s until the final minutes of Friday night’s game. Then the Kerry Blues struck swiftly and steadily to break an 18-18 deadlock and take the contest 28-19. Hal Neddo led the local scoring with five points. The next day, Whitehall lost in their second meeting with Rutland Saturday night, 41-35, but it took an overtime period to do it. The contest took place at the local gym. Whitehall led for much of the game, but the score tied up at 33-33 as the fourth period ended. Rutland scored multiple times to cinch the contest 41-35. Captain Laddie McLaughlin of Whitehall garnered 17 points to lead the evening’s scoring.

At the Capitol: Tonight and Friday, “Cynthia”; Saturday, “Hoppy’s Holiday” and “The Trespasser”; Sunday and Monday, “Daisy Kenyon”; Tuesday and Wednesday, “Singapore” and “The Royal Wedding”.

Births: a daughter, Linda Lee, to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Sacco, Whitehall village; a daughter to Mr. and Mr. Clayton Adams, Rome; a daughter, Diana, to T/Sgt. and Mrs. William Prindle, Washington, D.C.; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Moyer.

No weddings reported.

Obituaries: Frances O’Donnell, Hudson Falls; Edward W. Briggs, Reading, Massachusetts.

50 years ago, Jan. 25, 1973

The bi-monthly meeting of the village board this evening will be preceded at 7 o’clock by a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the winter parking ordinance. The present ordinance, adopted Nov. 29, 1971, restricts the parking of vehicles on village owned streets and parking lots between the hours of 3 and 7 a.m. from Dec. 1 to May 1. The ban does not cover Broadway and Poultney street which, as parts of Routes 4 and 22, come under state jurisdiction. The State Department of Transportation has requested the board to amend the ordinance to include all public highways, including those owned by the state.

Fred Robar, captain of the Skenesborough Emergency Squad, has issued a report on operations of the group during 1972. At the present time the squad has 50 members, all of them having completed standard and advanced First Aid courses; 11 have also completed EMT courses held by Adirondack Community college. The man hours for 1972 totaled 2,160, ambulances were driven 23,000 miles, using 2,560 gallons of gas. The squad has three completely equipped ambulances, housed at the village fire station.

Fire which gutted the interior of an apartment building at 33 North Williams Street Saturday evening left three persons homeless. Fire Chief Harold F. Martell called the cause of the blaze undetermined, but said that an electric hot plate was a possibility, with further investigation still pending. The building was rendered unusable because of the fire and water damage.

The Whitehall Central school board of education in a special meeting Monday night voted to hold a district meeting, probably in the last week in February, to authorize borrowing to replace three 60-passenger buses and a station wagon. Each of the buses is anticipated to cost $14,000 with the anticipated cost of the wagon $4,000.

Five retiring members of the Whitehall public school faculty will be honored at a dinner Saturday night at 7 o’clock in the Redwood Steakhouse. Those to be feted are Mrs. Marjorie Boss, Miss Eleanor Lawlor, Kenneth Ducharme, Mrs. Helen Busteed and Mrs. Agatha Manuele; the latter two are retiring this month.

The Whitehall Athletic association, at a regular meeting Jan. 7, elected John Millett president for 1973, along with Russell Terry, vice president; Joseph A. Frandino, secretary; Fred Palmer, treasurer. The association is now soliciting financial support to help supplement needs of local high school athletes.

Mrs. Camille M. Liquori has been promoted to assistant cashier at the Whitehall office of National Commercial Bank & Trust company. President Lester W. Herzog Jr. made the announcement following the January board of directors meeting.

Miss Sonami Fuhioka of Japan, Rotary club Exchange student in the Granville Central school, will be guest speaker at the next meeting of Whitehall Grange No. 922 on Feb. 2.

Chairman Ronald Burns reported this week that less than 100 tickets are left for the Chamber of Commerce Winter Festival Ball on Feb. 17.

Basketball: The second period proved disastrous to Whitehall High here last Friday as visiting St. Mary’s outscored the Maroon, 18-9, and went on to a 62-51 win in a Northern Conference game. Bob Shovah was the high scorer for the Maroon with 18 points.

No births or weddings reported.

Obituaries: Mrs. Hane Hazel LaMay, Whitehall village; Harold Ludden, Whitehall village; Leslie Balch, West Granville, formerly of Whitehall; Mrs. Donald Gordon, Rockledge, Florida, formerly of Herkimer; Mrs. Stella E. Cromie, Saranac; Mrs. Nellie S. Crawley, Indian Lake, formerly of Whitehall.

25 years ago, Jan. 22, 1998

The owner of the Finch and Chubb Restaurant and Lock 12 Marina was the first to receive village approval for a HUD loan. Ray Faville’s request for a loan was approved at the Jan. 8 village board meeting; it is $150,000, with repayment at 6% interest. Faville said that he hopes to expand his business and utilize the money to assist in making various renovations.

The Skenesborough Emergency Medical Squad is looking for volunteers at this Saturday, the squad will be taking part in an open house that involves each of Washington County’s eight EMS groups. The open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will include state-of-the-art lifesaving demonstrations, free blood pressure checks and ambulance tours.

After several unsuccessful attempts, the Washington County Crime Prevention and Youth Expo will finally take place. The new date for the event is Saturday, April 18. The event also has a new name, Health and Safety Expo ’98.

It simply can’t get any worse for the Whitehall boys basketball team. In last Saturday’s 62-51 loss to Lake George, the team turned in an effort that left Whitehall head coach Keith Redmond scratching his head. The game didn’t begin badly for Whitehall, as they played even through one quarter, and started the second quarter tied at 16. For the final three quarters, however, the Railroaders turned in a performance that was their worst since being blown out in the season opener at Warrensburg. Marino finished the game with 21 points to lead all Whitehallers.

After falling to a winless Hadley-Luzerne in their last outing, the Whitehall girls basketball team hoped to snap their eleven game losing streak with a win against Warrensburg. Despite a strong second half effort by the Railroaders, the losing streak hit twelve, as the Burgers scored at 42-33 win.

No births reported.

Weddings: Lisa Bruso, Hydeville, Vermont and Tony Moore, Clemons.

Obituaries: Louise M. Musser, Concord, North Carolina; Camillus “Bill” Panoushek, Hampton; Robert Hoy, Whitehall; Frank Lee, Whitehall.