HISTORY IS COOL: 81 years ago

Oct. 13, 1939

Ski jump stone hurts

They say rolling stones gather no moss and surely the one which hit Forrest Davis, young son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Davis, had no cushion. He has been confined to his home with a slight concussion of the brain which followed being hit on the head with a stone Tuesday.

The boy with others was playing at the ski jump near the school grounds during the noon hour and was engaged in rolling stones down the steep trough. One slightly larger than the rest glanced off the boards and hit Forrest in front of the ear as he was going down the steps beside the jump.

His playmates got him back to the school, and after examination by the school nurse, Mrs. Therese Proctor, his parents were notified and he was attended by Dr. J. A. Geis.

LPHS Blue Tornado

Blocking has been the keynote in the Blue Tornado’s preparation for their forthcoming game with Port Henry high at the Champlain Valley town tomorrow afternoon.

“A team that can block properly can score,” were the words of Coach Tom Manning as he pushed his big first team through strenuous workouts during the week.

This will be the opening game in the Champlain Valley league for the Blue, their opener with Mineville last Saturday being postponed until a later date. In their only game of the season, two weeks ago, they walked over M.A.I. of Plattsburgh in easy fashion, winning by a 20-0 margin.

The Blue have been undefeated since midseason of 1937 when Port Henry set them down. Since then, they have won 10 successive games.

Northwood loss

The best team that has represented Northwood School since the 1935 season got off to a poor start Saturday on their home field, dropping a 14-0 decision to Port Henry’s scrappy Orange and Black 11 in their opening game of the 1939 season.

The Champlain Valley leaguers presented a fine aerial attack that clicked for 253 yards and was the difference between victory and defeat as Coach Jim Fullerton’s big Blue and White machine gained 289 yards to the invaders’ 222 on the ground, but could connect for only 5 yards through the air lanes.

Lake Placid orchestra

The success of the Lake Placid community chorus in the first six months of its operation has enlivened community interest in music to the point where it is now thought possible to organize a community orchestra along similar lines.

To date, the chorus has a registered membership of more than 60 voices, has met at least once weekly and has given six public performances under the direction of the Rev. Malcolm F. Kelley, conductor.

A survey of orchestra talent within the village promises a concert group of some 20 musicians. Those living in surrounding communities will also be eligible to join.

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