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November 18, 2013

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▶ Ladies of the Junior League are hosting an informal hoedown for a relaxing, good time before the round of formal affairs begin for the holiday season. The evening’s program will include both round and square dancing to the music of Bob Arquette and his western band, door prizes, hayrides around Tom Miller Road for the more adventurous guests, and a cold supper at 11 p.m. Proceeds will be donated to CVPH Medical Center. 

75 YEARS — 1938

▶ Local Postmaster Arthur Sharron announced the launching of the Happiness Package Movement this week as part of a national celebration of the silver jubilee of parcel post. The idea came from Ada Folsom, the assistant postmaster in Winthrop, N.Y., and the slogan, “Make somebody happy with a happiness package,” was adopted by the local postal authorities. “The housewife on the rural route loves a package. To the woman on a farm, the expected package is a thrill — the surprise package is a climax ... filled with childhood candies, cookies, jellies, maple sugar,” Folsom said. 

▶ One of the finest specimens of deer brought into Plattsburgh from Loon Lake during this hunting season was seen on Clinton Street this week. The New York deer hunting season ends, though the season was extended five days in the Adirondacks this fall because of fire hazards earlier in the season. The state conservation department reported 21 persons were killed and 90 injured, while almost 2,000 deer were reported killed.  

▶ The First Battalion sponsors the first of a series of monthly dances for enlisted men and their families to be held at the post gymnasium, and every effort is being made by it’s members to make the event a success. The 26th Infantry Orchestra will play, and special arrangements are made for refreshments and decorations. On behalf of the First Battalion, a cordial invitation is extended to all the young ladies of Plattsburgh and the vicinity to attend the dance. 

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