Altamont Enterprise July 11, 1919 


Last Friday, the 143rd anniversary of the birth of our nation, was a big day in Altamont. It is estimated that at least 2,000 visitors were in the village during the day to attend the celebration. Every place of business which sold refreshments, lunches or dinners was thronged with customers during the day and evening, and some of the proprietors say they never had such a busy day. 

The parade was led by the Hensonville military band, which made a fine appearance in their attractive uniforms of blue and white. Following the band marched the veterans of the World War, in uniform, who live in Altamont and vicinity. They received an ovation all along the line of march. Next came about twenty-five children, representing the Junior Red Cross. The girls were attired in the uniform of Red Cross nurses, while the boys wore red crosses on their arms. The children marched in the form of a cross. 

It is worthy of note that practically every residence in the village was decorated with the Stars and Stripes for the occasion. 


The Altamont garage is receiving some of those new style Fords with electric equipment, including starter. They are also supplied with dismountable rims, placing them on an equality with the higher priced cars. They are being delivered this week on orders received several months ago. 


The work on the stone road has been suspended for two weeks until after haying as help is scarce. 


Berry picking is the order of the day. But a half crop is reported due to the cold spring. 


After a three days’ conference in New York at the Hotel Vanderbilt, the leaders of 26 state Anti-Suffrage associations formulated a campaign to hold the 13 states necessary against ratification of the federal suffrage amendment. The national anti-suffrage headquarters have been moved to New York. 

The anti-suffrage women have been canvassing the situation throughout the country for three weeks and insist that the ratification by legislatures is the voice of the politician and not the voice of the people.

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