Turning Back the Pages

School submits report

A total of teacher’s wages from July 1, 1912 to July 1, 1913 are estimated to be $6,659 for the year. Fuel and janitor’s services combined are $1,450. The balance left in the school fund as of May 2, 1912 is $1,399.71. Total disbursements for the past year were $12,358.03.

A new heating plant will be placed in the Warrensburgh High School building this year to save excessive coal bills. The old furnaces ate up a staggering $832 worth of coal last winter and trustees are bound to end such wasteful and excessive extravagance such as this which is a shameful imposition on taxpayers. The cost of the new furnace is not to exceed $3,000 and will be paid for in installments over three years.

The several small furnaces which consume this enormous quantity of fuel were installed thirteen years ago and may now be considered antiquated.

New boat plies Lake George

“Mountaineer” is the name selected for the new motor boat to be placed on Lake George this season for the accommodation of patrons who desire to make short trips along the lake shore. The boat was built this past winter and will have accommodations for between fifty and sixty passengers.

A steamer by the same name was on Lake George waters in 1824. The name was selected by President L.F. Loree of the Delaware and Hudson Company.

News roundabout

Helen Keller, the famous deaf and blind girl, who despite her handicap went through Radcliffe College in four years winning an A.B. degree and has attained no little fame as an author, will soon become a resident of Schenectady.

Chestnuts probably will not be found in this area after 1916, according to the State College of Agriculture. The trees in the Hudson Valley as far north as Lake George at least have been ravished by what is known as the Chestnut Bark Disease and it is the opinion of experts that little or nothing can be done to save them. In 1904, the disease was first discovered.

Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at jhadden1@nycap.rr.com or 623-2210.

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