Altamont Enterprise March 22, 1918


The daylight saving scheme will go into effect the last Sunday in March, when all timepieces will be turned ahead one hour.

The bill as amended by the House was passed by the Senate last Saturday and was signed by President Wilson on Tuesday. Under the terms of the law all timepieces are to be turned ahead one hour at 2 o’clock on the morning of the last Sunday in March and are to be turned back seven months later, the last Sunday in October.

Millions of dollars annually will be saved to the country by putting the scheme into effect, according to its supporters. Approximately $40,000,000 alone will be saved in the nation’s light bill, it is declared.


It is earnestly requested that everybody who has been saving rags and paper for the Slingerlands Red Cross branch will hold them until they are called for, as it means much revenue for the branch. The reason collections have not been made before is on account of the bad condition of the roads. Hold your rags and papers. The Slingerlands Red Cross branch needs the money.


— The St. Patrick’s social held at the Presbyterian church parlors on Monday evening was a success in every way. Eleven dollars was realized.

— Those attending the Ben Franklin concert, Jascha Heifetz, violinist, at Harmanus Bleecker hall on Monday evening were Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Guffin, Dr. and Mrs. Fisher M. Joelin, Miss Rose van Pelt, Miss Fanny Noble.

— The Voorheesville basketball five is back on the home court. They will play the Slingerlands five on Saturday night at the A. V. A. hall. Dancing will follow the game. The girls’ team will play a preliminary game.


An addition to the water supply of the village of Voorheesville will result from Tuesday’s election in that village, when $5,000 was voted to remedy the condition that has resulted in past summers in an insufficient water supply. The voters approved, 48 to 20, the proposition to buy spring and water rights on the adjoining farms of John Giffin and Charles Livingston at the foot of the Helderbergs. From a small reservoir to be built water will be piped about two miles to the village. Giffin and Livingston will get $900 for their rights.


Mrs. Frank L. Tolman has been appointed chairman for this village and vicinity, by the American Library Association, to collect books of fiction and poetry — good classic books — to be distributed at the various camps throughout the United States and in France among our soldiers. Any one having such books and desirous of donating them will kindly notify Mrs. Tolman or send them to her. Asa Wynkoop of the New York State library has offered to come to Slingerlands with his car and collect these books. No old text books are wanted. Send books this week, if possible.


— Allen Hurst, aged 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hurst, who has been ill with typhoid pneumonia for two weeks at his boarding place in Albany, died Sunday night. His parents were at his bedside. To them and to the brother and sister we extend our heartfelt sympathy.

— Last Thursday night we were treated to a beautiful display of the northern lights, extending well around to the eastern sky.


— The red robins were very conspicuous here on Sunday.

— Lansing Appleby and Thomas Scutt each had fowls stolen last week. The person who took them from Mr. Scutt is known, and it is time the thieves are prosecuted.


Lost On road between Altamont and East Berne, a bag of grass seed. Finder please notify Henry Bins, East Berne.


More Back In Time



    — The local grammar school was closed Thursday in order that the pupils might attend the Albany-Schenectady county fair at Altamont. 


    Altamont Boy Scout Notes 

    Monday evening saw the local boys come to life again, after a long summer vacation. Business meeting was preceded by a little supervised boxing. 

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