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A majority of citizens, however, are not in favor of a new increase. The way things are, it is doubtful if the company, which is expected to suspend operations this month, can be replaced if it is allowed to go out of business because of lack of funds.

Gala wedding held

Miss Minerva Morehouse, daughter of Lewis Morehouse of Johnsburgh, was united in marriage with Leroy G. Phelps of Bridgeport, Connecticut, formerly of Glens Falls, by the Rev. W.S. Mulholland. The ceremony was performed at the Morehouse home before immediate relatives. Edna Morehouse was maid of honor and Walter White was best man.

Leroy Phelps, son of Dr. A.H. Phelps, holds a lucrative position with the American Salesbook Company.

News, big and small

Richard Milhous Nixon was born Jan. 9, 1913 at Yorba Linda, California.

It was just 65 years ago, Jan. 24, 1848, that the big news of the day was that gold had been discovered in California and the male population of Warrensburgh and elsewhere, rapidly diminished.

When President Woodrow Wilson took office this month, he made it abundantly clear that he had decided to follow a policy of cooperating with only such governments as rested upon the undoubted consent of the governed.

Fishing through the ice on the Schroon River, Jay Griffin of Lewisville, Warrensburgh caught three pickerel whose combined weight was 21 pounds.

Special lace- and embroidery-trimmed corset covers are on sale at a price of two for 25 cents at the Boston Store, Glens Falls. All fancy feathers ladies’ hats in felts, velvets, plush and silk beavers are 50 cents and 98 cents. A week’s supply of Isabel Cassidy’s daintily perfumed face powder will be given free to each lady customer.

Looking back in time

It was just four years ago, Sept. 17, 1908, that Lieutenant Thomas Etholen Selfridge, 26, became the first person to be killed in a powered aircraft. He was flying in a plane at Fort Myer, Va. piloted by Orville Wright which crashed after engine failure. A propeller blade was snapped off. Wright was seriously injured in the accident and it is said that he never again felt the same way about flying. Thomas Selfridge is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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

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