Altamont Enterprise February 22, 1924

TRACTOR PLOWS 
BATTLE BIG SNOW 

With the heaviest snowfall of the season, which arrived here, as predicted, Tuesday night and Wednesday, the new snow plow equipment of the counties of Albany and Schenectady were given a real tryout, and they have proven their usefulness and efficiency. The drivers have learned just what they can or cannot do with the machines, and the public has been able to resume traffic over the state highways within twenty-four hours, where it took days to get things moving again under the old plan. 

The ten-ton tractor and plow stationed at Delmar came to Altamont by way of Berne on Sunday, and was here for the emergency, assisting the five-ton caterpillar in opening the roads in the hill country west of Altamont. The visiting tractor returned by the Voorheesville state road Wednesday. The state roads to the Schenectady county line were opened, and the plows of that county got busy from their end, so that milk trucks and buses were able to make their trips on Thursday. 

The snowfall was from 12 to 18 inches, and had the promised northwest gale materialized to any extent there would have been some drifts to battle with. A little trouble was experienced in the Berne and Duanesburgh sections. Road commissioners were on the job and by Thursday night these outlying sections were taken care of and roads opened. Housewives in some villages where the delivery of bread was impossible on Wednesday and Thursday mornings treated their husbands to extra pancakes, biscuits, etc., to make up for the deficiency. 

 

NORMANSVILLE 

The officials of the city of Albany had the hill of the old road at this place blocked off from traffic early in the week so as to give the children of this section a chance to sleigh ride on the hill. 

 

CLARKSVILLE
Last Sunday the members of the Reformed church pronounced the new cushions in the seats perfect, both for comfort and appearance. The Willing Workers were very proud of their gift.

 

BERNE
— Charles Roney, who has completed his term of enlistment in the U. S. Army and received an honorable discharge is spending some time with relatives in this locality. 

— Howard Jones is very ill with quinsy at this writing. His many friends hope for a speedy recovery. 

 

VILLAGE NOTES 

The members of the Reformed church are unfortunate in the loss of the church heater, which became useless last Saturday afternoon when it was discovered that four sections of the boiler had become damaged by frost. Consequently all services in the church for Sunday were called off. The union evening service was held in the Lutheran church. 

 

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE 

FARM 120 ACRES — 14 room frame house, with well and cistern, very good condition; two barns, garage, number of other outbuildings; 500-tree orchard, apples and pears, other small fruit. Two horses, 7 cows, 75 fowls, 2 hogs, Ford truck, etc., farm machinery, tools, crops, go with farm. Price $6,000; part cash. — Geo C. Jonson, Box 51, Slingerlands 

 

QUAKER STREET 

Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Hoag wish to thank all who contributed and made it possible for them to have a radio, and especially tender their thanks to Mrs. Ernest Weidman for her efforts. They get a great deal of enjoyment out of it as Mr. Hoag is not able to get out of doors this winter.

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