Altamont Enterprise June 18, 1920 


The graduation exercises of school No. 11 will be held at the M. E. church Monday evening, June 21, at 8 o’clock. A program of songs and recitations is being prepared under the direction of the two teachers, and members of other classes of the school will take part as well as the graduating class. Everyone is cordially invited to attend these exercises. Ice cream will be sold. 


The village board held a meeting the past week and voted to purchase a street sprinkler for public use. The president of the village, Frank Bloomingdale, purchased the sprinkler in Albany and has already tested it to the satisfaction of the residents living along the Main street, who had to endure the dust. 


On Tuesday afternoon June 15th, a goodly number of the ladies of the Altamont Reformed church met at the home of Mrs. Peter Hilton for the June missionary meeting, and a fine program was given by Mrs. Earl Barkhuff on the subject of Japan. The very able way in which Mrs. Barkhuff told of the country, its location, climate, population, religious and educational work showed she had spent time and thought in preparation. The Japanese are making rapid progress along educational lines and differ from the people of other Oriental countries in that the government has established hospitals. The Japanese doctors compare very favorably with the doctors of the more enlightened nations. 


— The auto belonging to Elias Stott was stolen Monday evening while Mr. Stott was in Troy. He was attending a meeting and while in the lodge room someone took his car. He had to come home on the train. 

— William Van Alstyne while in Ravena Saturday had the bad luck to lose $20. There were some gypsies in Ravena and one of the women asked to see Mr. Van Alstyne’s pocketbook. It did not take her long to get the money and get away in an auto. No trace of the thief has been found. 


Horton Porter, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Horton Porter, summer residents of Altamont, has accepted the position of traveling salesman for the Albany Chemical company, and is already at work. He was at St. Louis, Mo., during the past week. 


NOTICE — French poodle dog given away to anyone who will give her a good home. Apply Mrs. R. Verch. Altamont. 


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