HISTORY IS COOL: 81 years ago

July 18, 1941

Craig Wood to play

The “tops” in golf will be featured with the return home on Wednesday, July 23 of Lake Placid’s own Craig Wood. The holder of golfdom’s coveted titles, the National Open and Masters champion, this will be Craig’s first appearance on his home course, the Lake Placid Golf and Country Club, since the last PGA tournament, which was held in 1938.

An exhibition match between two sets of native born golfing brothers, the Woods and the Tyrells, is scheduled for 2 p.m., as a benefit for the Kiwanis and Lions clubs’ funds for children’s work. The partner of the blonde winged star will be his brother Scott, the only amateur in the foursome, who is no mean golfer in his own right. During the past week, he carded a 70 on the 18-hole championship Country Club course, which is two under par.

The opponents, Hike and Len Tyrell, are two of the North Country’s outstanding professionals. Hike is the pro at the Saranac Lake golf course, and Len is at the Lake Placid Golf and Country Club.

USO benefit concert

A program of concert music will be presented by the 60-piece Vermont State Symphony Orchestra at the arena on Sunday, July 27. Proceeds of the concert and the figure skating exhibitions which will accompany it will be turned over to the Lake Placid units of the USO (United Service Organization).

Municipal vault?

A recommendation has been made that the village of Lake Placid and town of North Elba combine in building a vault in which to store their records.

The suggestion came from Frederick R. Stevens, superintendent of records of the state Education Department, who appeared before the village board and quoted the law with respect to housing records properly.

Stevens called attention to the fact that the village had no provision for filing records in fireproof compartments or vaults. He said that a joint vault for village and town records could be so divided that both the town and village clerks could store their records properly and at the same time relieve the present congestion in the two vaults now used and which in his mind he said were not entirely fireproof.

It was noted that there were records in other sections of the building which should be kept in a vault.

Aluminum recovery

Supervisor Willis Wells, chairman of the Essex County Defense Council, has been requested to outline the national aluminum recovery campaign which is to begin Monday, July 21 and will continue through July 26.

Mr. Wells says: “Each housewife, each business house, each industrial plant (for other than industrial scrap) and each public or private institution is requested to contribute all used aluminum ware or aluminum parts that can be spared, without making replacements (which might produce a secondary shortage in some other material). Every home and business is urged to contribute aluminum scrap for national defense purposes.”