HISTORY IS COOL: 65 years ago

March 9, 1956

Arena softball season

Enthusiasts are anxious for the beginning of play in the Indoor Soft Ball series to be held at the arena within the month. Teams from other villages are invited to compete.

Teams and names of members should be submitted to Matthew B. Clark at the town hall.

Rules and regulations will be drawn up for study by team managers. Stanley Benham, arena manager, has promised cooperation, but start of play will be necessarily delayed. After the ice is removed from the arena following weekend hockey games, Mr. Benham states that it will be necessary to make repairs to the concrete floor covering the brine pipes so that it will be in condition for summer skating. As soon as that is completed, play may start.

The teams of 15 men each will be sponsored by various organizations. If last year’s schedule is followed, two games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday at 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Dads vs. faculty game

Some comedy effects are expected, intentional or not, in the basketball game at 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, between fathers and the high school faculty. It will be followed by a dance. Proceeds from both will go to the Parent-Teachers association.

L. R. Proulx has been asked to coach the faculty players, with David Alpert as business manager. Gordon Pratt is coaching the fathers’ team and is scrutinizing the list of members of the Lake Placid High School Alumni Association so that he may summon up the former school basketball stars.

Students are urged to attend the dance as it is anticipated that there will not be many fathers able to dance after the game.

Giant slalom champ

A young Lake Placid skier, Tom Lefebvre, a senior at St. Lawrence University, is the new giant slalom champion of New York state. Lefebvre bested a field of 40 Class A, B and C racers entered in the annual title event which was sponsored by the Sno Birds of Lake Placid Club nd held on the Rimrock Trail, Mount Jo, last Sunday.

The Rimrock Trail was used by courtesy of the Adirondack Loj Club on whose property it lies.

Arena bonspiel

Canadian curlers again emerged victorious over their American rivals in the mixed bonspiel sponsored by the arena ice last weekend by the Sno Birds of Lake Placid Club.

Winner of the gold medal competition was a rink from the Sudbury Curling Club of Sudbury, Ontario. The victor won out in the final contest by defeating a rink of fellow Canadians from Hamilton, Ontario, by a score of 10-9.

Victory in the second division for the silver medal award went to the Mount Royal, Montreal, rink, who defeated a team representing the Ottawa Curing Club by a 9-4 score.

American curlers managed to take full honors in the third division, and the winners were a rink from the Detroit, Michigan, Curling Club. They defeated a second rink from the same club.

A total of 16 rinks representing 11 clubs from Canada and four from the U.S., competed in the meet.