Century-old Ti — ‘New-fangled time’ rejected
This is the latest in a series of posts about news reported a century ago in the Ticonderoga Sentinel.
Ticonderoga residents, by a vote of 569–320 on May 3,, rejected use of daylight savings time, voting in an informal referendum that town and village officials said they would abide by.
“Ticonderogians don’t take kindly to the notion of getting up an hour earlier in the morning and have gone on record most decisively as being satisfied with the old and opposed to the new-fangled time,” the Ticonderoga Sentinel reported on May 5, 1921.
In other May 5, 1921 Ticonderoga Sentinel news:
State Highway Commissioner H. S. Sisson on April 29 announced that the “Upper” road had been selected as the route for a new state highway from Putnam Corners to Ticonderoga.
“There had been a rather sharp clash among Putamites as to which of two roads through the northern part of town, the “Upper” and the “Lake” roads, the state road should follow,” the Sentinel reported. “The controversy led to two hearings on the matter by Commissioner Sisson at which both factions aired their opinions and presented their arguments, and the commissioner also personally inspected both roads.”
As expected, unionized workers at International Paper Co. mills, including at Ticonderoga, went on strike May 1.
“At the Ticonderoga mills, the only men who are working, besides the office force and foremen, are a few watchmen and firemen, the latter keeping up steam for fire protection.”
The mood was bleak at the Graphite hamlet of Hague, where American Graphite Co. had recently shut down its mines and mill.
“So the sun is not shining very brightly on the hill top just now,” the Graphite correspondent reported. “Six of the old hands are at work and nearly all the rest are going on the state road to work.”
At least one employee was glad to have a break.
“Leonard Scripture, who lives at the (Hague) village and has worked at the Graphite mill, driving the four miles and return morning and night for several years, says he is real glad of the rest caused by the closing of the plant,” the Hague correspondent reported.
Bill Lloyd pitched a no-hitter as the Ticonderoga High School baseball team defeated St. Mary’s Academy, at Glens Falls, 1–0.
“Eleven men fanned the atmosphere in vain attempts to connect with the effusive offerings,” the Sentinel reported. “Ticonderoga’s lone, but big, tally was pushed over the plate in the first inning.”
Ticonderoga Methodist Chruch was set to hold “Doughnut Day” on May 7.
“The ladies say, ‘If you want some good homemade doughnuts, come to church for them.”
LeRoy Thibault won a box of writing paper and Mrs. Morton Myotta a bottle of toilet water at the Knights of Columbus card party on May 3. Twenty-four tables were in play.
The state Highway Patrol hired C.E. Doolittle of Ticonderoga to paint and repair guard rails on state highways in Essex County.
Horace Hale, age 92, of Benson, Vt., was a patient at Moses-Ludington Hospital.
“Notwithstanding his extreme age, Mr. Hale is a pretty active man. Evidence of this is found in the fact that during the past year, besides taking care of a garden, he has made seven rowboats and nine pairs of oars.”
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