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May 20, 2013

Lookback: May 19 to 25


▶ The future of the hamlet of AuSable Forks is bright with possibilities. But those possibilities — ski trails in the winter, regional promotional planning, the growth of commuting — all hinge on the future of the principal industry: J. & J. Rogers Paper Company.

▶ Our Lady of Victory parishioners next month will begin a program of tithing to raise about $175,000 to pay for a new gymnasium. As of June 1, the parishioners will have completed paying for the $150,000 Notre Dame Elementary School, over a three-year period. 

75 YEARS — 1938

▶ Plattsburgh’s first airmail stop was made according to schedule when Harold Pugh, manager of Burlington airport, taxied his cabin monoplane up the field to take on one sack of outgoing letters and deliver two into the hands of postmaster Arthur Sharon. The stop was in observance of national airmail week, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the US Airmail service.

▶ Members of the State Correction Commission received plans for reconstruction and renovation of the 60-year-old Clinton County Jail at Plattsburgh. Correction Commissioner Edward P. Mulroney, who described the jail building as “dilapidated,” said after the meeting that the commission would decide whether to accept the plan or order the jail closed before the next commission meeting June 29.

▶ The ravages of hunger and complete exhaustion after hours of aimless wandering in mountain swamps and a blinding snowstorm that mingled with drenching rains nearly cost the life of local resident. The victim, Gus E. Larson, is in serious condition at Physicians Hospital. Larson is praising his fishing companion, Raymond C. Lyon, with saving his life.

▶ Police are investigating a reported holdup at Rector’s Restaurant on Margaret Street in the city. Robert Conley, counterman, told police that a stranger who earlier had attempted to cash a check and was refused, stuck him up with revolver and stole $20 from the cash register.

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