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December 2, 2013

Lookback: Dec. 2 to 8


SUNY Plattsburgh was selected by the U.S. State Department to host 20 foreign students from eight different countries for the holiday season. The students are attending various colleges and universities around the country. They will stay at the Valcour Educational Conference Center and will become acquainted with local cultural, social and educational aspects of the college and the community. Various community organizations and individuals are asked to provide opportunities for the students to observe the community in action. 

75 YEARS — 1938

A dozen of the Black Horse troop horses are still kept in the long stable back of the Troop B police barracks, but the 55 that once filled the stable are no longer needed to help people in distress on back roads thanks to snowplows and patrol cars. The troop, all black horses with names beginning with the letter B, were widely known in the outposts they patrolled and at county fairs, football games and other public places where a man on a horse has authority. 

The Dairymen’s League Cooperative Association meeting was held this week in Beekman Grange Hall, with every local in the county represented. The meeting was opened with a piano solo, and the principal speaker, Ernest Strobeck, stressed the importance of working together to support a new marketing order and that every dairyman must not be misled by propaganda. Another speaker, Mr. McClenathan, said that North Country dairymen are just as entitled to their share of fluid milk prices as those near New York City. 

The Board of Regents approved a bill changing the State Normal School into State Teachers Colleges as well as a financial program to make the development possible. The bill, which will be submitted to the 1939 State Legislature, was also approved by the State Teachers Association and the New York State Council of School Superintendents .

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