•50 Years Ago - August, 1959•

Scaroon Manor has raised $800 for the fund to promote passage of the Northway Amendment in the upcoming Nov. 3, 1959 election when the voters get to choose for themselves.

Excitement at the local vehicle race track

The all new 1959 edition of the world famed Lucky Hell Drivers will offer local speed fans a number of new thrills in race track entertainment at the Warrensburg Speedway (Note- This track was once located east of the County Home fairgrounds on Horicon Ave.) Herb Perry is the promoter. They come to us from Tampa, Florida equipped with $100,000 worth of new Fords.

Teenagers visit United Nations

Betsey Remington of Warrensburg was one of the four student delegates of the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs youth pilgrimage to New York City. At the Carnegie Building they saw where Henry Cabot Lodge (famous U.S. Republican Senator and historian who died in 1924) once had his office. They than toured the United Nations building where they visited the Soviet Russian Mission. Betsey said the mission appeared drab and pictures of Nikita Khruschev appeared in every room. They were instructed by two Russian officials as to the lives of the Russian people and their devoted belief in Communism. Literature was distributed by Russians who spoke little English. (Note - Do you remember when Communism was the most frightening thing on the planet and fallout shelters were being built in fear of nuclear bombs? It all seems tame compared to what we worry about today.)

Area obituaries

Erle L. Reirdon died July 25, 1959 at Glens Falls Hospital. He was a veteran of World War 1 and operated the Warrensburg Garage until it burned in 1938.He later became the senior member of Reirdon and Tracy, an electrical appliance store and service station. He is survived by his wife Louisa and two daughters. Burial was in the Warrensburg Cemetery.

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