HISTORY IS COOL: 80 years ago

April 11, 1941

Craig Wood win

Craig Wood, the blonde bomber of golfdom who is pro at Mamaroneck’s Winged Foot club and son of Charles Wood of this resort, won the nation’s most coveted title in the Master’s tourney at Augusta last weekend.

Wood set the pace on the opening day with a dazzling 6 under par 66 and went on to victory with a 72-hole total of 280.

Formerly known as one of the game’s longest shooters, Wood won his laurels this time largely through his wizardry with his putter. Despite the fact that he has consistently paced the field in top-flight competition for many years, this is the former local boy’s first major title.

Airplane service

Decision by the Civil Aeronautics board as to its permission for the Canadian Colonial Airways, Inc. to make the Lake Placid airport a regular stop this summer is awaited here with interest.

Application was made in Washington on April 1 by the air transport company to include Schenectady, Glens Falls and Lake Placid on its route from New York to Montreal.

Greek War Relief

James Hadjis, local restaurant proprietor, has received a desperate appeal by wire from Dean Alfange, regional director of the Greek War Relief association, requesting that he solicit funds in Lake Placid and forward them immediately. Mr. Hadjis, a Greek-American, has been active in relief work for his people since the war started with the Italians and now that the country has been invaded by the Germans, he says the need is even greater than it was when he staged a benefit dinner and dance, solicited funds and sponsored a benefit movie.

Senior trip to NYC

Members of the class of 1941 of the Lake Placid High School leave on their senior trip Sunday night on the 9:25 train, arriving in New York at 7:15 a.m.

The class will stay at the Hotel Chesterfield at 130 W. 49th St.

Monday morning’s sightseeing trip will include Lower New York, the aquarium, Stock Exchange and Battery. In the afternoon, they will visit the New York Times, Hayden Planetarium and Museum of Science and Industry in the RCA building, having a choice of two. In the evening, they will attend a broadcast featuring Waring’s Pennsylvanians, with the option of swimming in the hotel pool.

On Tuesday, they will visit the Museum of Natural History, Bronx Zoo or LaGuardia Field, having their choice of one. In the afternoon, they may choose the Metropolitan Art Gallery, Coney Island or Barnum & Bailey’s circus. In the evening, they will see a stage show.

A tour of Radio City, R. H. Macy’s store or a demonstration in television are offered as attractions for Wednesday morning. Baseball games between the Yankees and Athletics and the Dodgers and Giants will be offered in the afternoon; young women may indulge in a shopping tour.

Students will leave New York on the 8:15 p.m. train, returning to Lake Placid at 7:40 a.m. Thursday.