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Magician, nurse, optimists among Feb. ’69 newsmakers

The Schenectady Optimists Club honors several high school students in February 1969. Seated from left are Wendy Diotte; Lawrence Daly, the Optimists’ vice president; and Gary Morey. Standing from left are society president David R. Drumm, Charles Kenney, Dororthy Brown, Richard Porter, Lynn Robinson and John DeLong.
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The Schenectady Optimists Club honors several high school students in February 1969. Seated from left are Wendy Diotte; Lawrence Daly, the Optimists’ vice president; and Gary Morey. Standing from left are society president David R. Drumm, Charles Kenney, Dororthy Brown, Richard Porter, Lynn Robinson and John DeLong.
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Martene’s mind was on magic. Stacey was thinking about hope. Sally stayed busy with athletics. All three young women were in the pages of the Schenectady Gazette in February 1969 — along with other young people of achievement. Martene Martin was a practicing magician. As a student of the mystic arts — and mod fashion — she practiced her tricks in white vinyl miniskirt, fishnet stockings and shiny black boots. “The principles are old, but ...

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