Altamont Enterprise July 22, 1921



— Charles Pitcher has the champion hen. Nearly every egg has a double yolk. One egg that was broken had three yolks and was as large as a small goose egg. 

— Byron Warner and family, whose house was destroyed by fire last Wednesday, are now living in the house of Mrs. Warner’s father, William Ketcham. When the fire was first discovered the smoke was coming out through the roof. The alarm was given over the telephone as soon as possible, but nothing could be done to save the building or anything from the rooms upstairs, and every effort was put forth to save what they could from the rooms below. Misfortune seems to follow this family, as only a few years ago their barn was burned down. 



Through the kindness of Mr. and Mrs. John Herber, the consistory and their families and the choir and some friends of the Reformed church were invited to motor to a picnic held on the Jermain estate of one thousand acres, of which Mr. Herber is manager. The day was a perfect one and at 9:30 o’clock 13 automobiles started for White creek, the place where this beautiful estate is situated in Washington county, near the Green mountains, fifty miles from Delmar. The party, which numbered 74, arrived there at one o’clock and were given a warm welcome and the kindest hospitality of the home. Of course everybody was hungry and dinner was soon served, after which the good housewife treated all to some delicious ice cream of her own make. After dinner was over all were invited to visit the stock barns which are equipped with all the modern improvements for the very large herd of stock, also the hennery with the latest improvements for the convenience of those who care for them. At 5 o’clock the party started for the return trip and arrived home before dark with very pleasant memories of the beautiful scenery and of all the features of a day well spent. Many thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Herber for their thoughtfulness and kindness. Let it happen again. 



The Albany Malleable Iron company’s foundry here opened again on Monday, with a small force of men back on the job. 



This community was shocked and saddened by the news of the tragic death of little Richard White, two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur White of this place. “Dickie,” as he was familiarly called, was playing about the yard as usual and when missed had not been gone long. A search revealed his lifeless body under a sleigh upon which he had climbed, and which had tipped over and falled on him, crushing him to death. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved parents. 



One morning last week William Northrup went to the barn and discovered 80 of his fowls lying dead and scattered over the farmyard. The destroyer is as yet unknown. 



Our boys came out victorious again Saturday with a game of baseball with the Westerlo boys. You will have to practice a little more, Westerlo. 



LOST — Tool bag full of electrical tools; taken out of my Ford truck between Altamont and Guilderland Tuesday afternoon. Notify Burr V. Deitz, 113 Lark St., Albany. 1-2t 

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