Altamont Enterprise March 26, 1920 


The northern lights were wonderful on Tuesday night. The oldest inhabitants say they never saw such a display as this was. 


— Some new books are soon to be added to the library, and the co-operation of library patrons is requested in making out the list of volumes to be purchased. Please leave names of books you would like placed in the library with the librarian, Mrs. Stephen Ostrander, or send the list to the chairman of the book committee, Mrs. Joseph Zimmerman. Kindly attend to this matter at your earliest convenience. 

— A public meeting will be held at Enterprise hall on Saturday afternoon, April 10, at 2 o’clock, for the purpose of ascertaining the wishes of residents of this community in regard to the holding of a County fair here this year. The matter will be thoroughly discussed and threshed out, and all who are interested in continuing the fair for another year are urged to be present. Let everybody attend and signify their willingness to keep alive this very important institution that has taken years to establish. The directors of the fair association give notice that unless the community at large is willing to co-operate with them, no fairs will be held in Altamont in the future. 

— Christian Thomsen, who with his wife and family has occupied the old Crounse farm for the past year, will move to the Garrie Martin farm, south of New Salem, April 1st. Mr. Thomsen is a native of Denmark, but for several years managed a large ranch in Kansas, where he raised horses, cattle and hogs. Mr. Thomsen’s present farm consists of only 40 acres, with 20 acres planted to apple and small fruit trees. 


— The second game in the series that the Single Men’s basket ball team is playing against the Married Men’s five will take place this Saturday, March 27. The first game last Saturday evening was a victory for the single men, the score being 26 to 19. The Married men’s team was crippled because two of their players were ill. The second game will find both teams in better shape. Everybody come and cheer for the best team. Dancing will follow the game, with Long’s orchestra of Albany to furnish the music. 

— The town clerk will sit here on March 24th in the afternoon to collect dog tax. He will be at the hotel of A. Kalohn. 


The thermometer registered 60 degrees above zero Monday and Tuesday in the afternoon. It seems good that spring is here again at last. 

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