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•Fifty Years Ago - April, 1959•

News roundabout

Giles Jennings, 16, Henry Rounds, 14, both of Athol and Burton L. Bills, 17, of Stony Creek, all were test-driving a used car owned by Maltbie's Garage when it skidded in heavy rain and overturned on state Rte. 9, north of Warrensburg. All three are in the Glens Falls Hospital.

Mike's Diner, a popular eating place at 56 Main St., Warrensburg, will be taken over by Robert Moulton and Leah Johnson. The diner will be open 24 hours a day.

Sigmund "Sig" Wachter, a representative of the Glens Falls daily newspaper, celebrated his 84th birthday.

Rexford Reynolds and his wife, the former Jean Burdick of Warrensburg are the parents of a son, Rexford C. Reynolds III, born March 25, 1959 in the Glens Falls Hospital. The couple also has four other children. (Rex is now a teacher at Warrensburg Central, and Rex V was born not too long ago.)

Clayton Colvin Griswold, 81, who conducted a watch repair business in Pottersville for many years, died March 30, 1959 at his home after a short illness.

William D. Combs, 89, died March 29, 1959 at the Glens Falls Hospital. He was the father of Mrs. Vernis Fish and Mrs. Harry Wadsworth, both of Warrensburg, and three grandchildren.

C. Walton "Buck" Stone was installed as chief of the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Co. April 10, 1959. Other officers include Ed Hunter, Don Brown, Edwin Frye Jr., Murray Pratt and Dick Kline.

Ellan Ada Tracey of The Glen and Albert Colvin Martin of Glens Falls were married March 22, 1959. The couple will reside at The Glen.

Lorraine Ladd of Warrensburg and Erwin Dalaba of Tahawus were married March 28, 1959 in the Methodist Church, Warrensburg.

Miss Joyce Mae Needham of Warrensburg and Ernest George Chesney of Corinth were married April 18, 1959 in Connecticut. The bride was a former inspector for the Warrenshire Manufacturing Co., Warrensburg's "shirt factory"on River St.

Looking Back: It was just 47 years ago, April 24, 1962 that the name of the Town of Caldwell was changed to Lake George. Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at jhadden1nycap.rr.com or 623-2210.

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