HISTORY IS COOL: 76 years ago

June 28, 1946

Graduation advice

How to use education to the best advantage to oneself and for the benefit of others was the message brought by Rev. Brother B. Thomas, president of Manhattan College, to the graduates at the annual high school commencement on Monday.

“The objectives of education should be not only how to make a living, but how to live,” Brother Thomas said.

Stressing the importance of the latter objective, he stated that the hope of the world lies in following the moral teachings of Christ. Citing events of the past year, he pointed out that though we have won a great victory of arms, “victory over hate, lust and greed must still be won.”

Moral progress should keep pace with material progress in order to maintain a peaceful world, he said. Honesty, purity of body and mind, justice and fair play to all are some of the guiding principles Rev. Thomas wished to leave with the graduates.

NYC airport service

Despite a wait of more than an hour, a crowd of some 500 persons from Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and vicinity were at the Saranac Lake airport at Lake Clear last Friday to view the arrival of the first incoming passenger plane of a service by air from New York City to the airport.

The plane left Westchester airport at 6:20 p.m. and the flight north to Saranac Lake airport took one hour and 20 minutes. The trip was reported “fine” by passengers and the pilots.

Eight persons were aboard the 21-passenger Douglas luxury liner or DC-3 on the inaugural flight to the local airport. Five were passengers, two pilots and a hostess.

July 4 parade

The Lake Placid Junior Chamber of Commerce is bending every effort to make the welcome home celebration parade scheduled for Thursday, July 4, one of the largest ever held in Lake Placid.

Parade marshals will be Fred Fortune Jr., chief marshal with Judy Bruce, Fred Fortune Sr., Harold Fortune and Earl Hill as assistant marshals.

Vet celebration

James Lee Ellenwood, secretary of the state executive committee of the YMCA, will make the welcome home address at exercises to be held July 4 on the Olympic stadium immediately following the parade, which starts at 10 a.m.

Included in the exercises will be the unveiling of a high school plaque honoring the students that served in the armed forces. At 2 p.m., the unveiling of a plaque in memory of the wife of John Brown and the wives of his followers at Harpers Ferry will take place at the John Brown Farm and grave.

The evening entertainment will begin at 8:30 with a band concert on Mirror Lake. This will be followed at 10 by a fireworks display, which will be set off along the shoreline in front of the Lake Placid Club.

The veterans dance, which closes the day’s activities, will be held on a specially laid dance floor on the tennis courts of the Grand View hotel. Music will be by Leon Van Gelder and his orchestra, and entertainment will be by Leopoldi and Moeslein.