HISTORY IS COOL: 90 years ago

Aug. 11, 1933

Lussi in London

Summer resident Gustave Lussi has been appointed figure skating instructor for next winter at the Richmond Ice Club in London, England. Formerly associated with the Minto Skating Club in Ottawa, he obtained the new position through the recommendation of Lord Bessborough, governor-general of Canada.

Lussi is presently engaged in directing rehearsals of skating numbers for the ice pageant that will be staged at Lake Placid’s Olympic Arena in the coming week.

Summer ice carnival

All the speed and precision which have made the Tiller girl dancing numbers famous on two continents will be exhibited at the Olympic Arena on Aug. 18 and 19 when a “Tiller” figure skating number, led by Miss Adrie Main, Montreal city champion, will constitute one of the features of Lake Placid’s second annual mid-summer ice carnival.

The carnival ice ballet this year will be called the “Lily Pond,” done to classical music with the girl skaters dressed to resemble lilies and pads of the Lily Pond. This number will be led by Miss Joan Taylor of Toronto, runner-up for the Canadian pairs championship, 1933.

Arrows vs. golf balls

Arrows will vie with golf balls Saturday afternoon when the first match between archers and golfers will be held in this village. In addition to the cup, a 4-inch bullseye will be set up on the green, the target for those wielding the bow at the Lake Placid Country Club at 2 o’clock.

Maj. C. L. Williams of Burlington, Vermont, retired army officer, and Dan Hershberger, archery instructor at the Saranac Lake Golf Club, will meet two of the Country Club’s star golfers in match play. Arrows shot from the tee are picked up where they fall and the archer shoots again in the attempt to outdistance the golfer. U.S. Golf Association rules will be used.

Horse show

Capt. Stephen McGrath and his riders of Troop D, New York state mounted police of Oneida, have been invited to participate in the fourth annual Lake Placid Horse Show Aug. 18-20.

This group of nine men and their splendid mounts constitute one of the most highly trained riding units in the United States. They will be seen in the regular classes and in acrobatic stunts and dashes through rings of fire.

Craig Wood here

Former Lake Placid resident Craig Wood, now of Deal, New Jersey, who was invited to play an exhibition match at the Lake Placid Golf and Country Club Wednesday to mark the opening of the new nine holes, was unable to come to this village at that time. However, Mr. Wood and his brother, Scott Wood of this village, will meet L. A. Tyrell, pro at the local course, and R. J. Tyrell, Saranac Lake professional, in match play in an exhibition game starting at 10 a.m. Sunday.

The match on Sunday will be the first played on the new nine holes completed this year after which the course will be opened to the public.

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