Altamont Enterprise August 5, 1921


— Mr. and Mrs. Charles Livingston, Miss Catherine Livingston, and John Giffin spent several days this week in New York city, making the trip by boat. 

— While Mr. and Mrs. Walter Albright, with Mr. and Mrs. D. Sparrow of Schenectady, were returning from an automobile trip last Friday, about five miles south of Glens Falls, they met with an accident, when they were run into by a fast passing automobile. The Buick car in which they were riding, owned by Walter Albright, was nearly demolished and the occupants escaped with cuts and bruises. 



This community was greatly startled to hear that George E. Becker, who formerly lived here but of late has been making his home with his sister, Mrs. (Dr.) Van Doren, at Mechanicville, on Sunday morning, July 24, while they were preparing to come to his beautiful home here in the village, attempted to take his life with a razor. Fortunately they stopped him in time to save his life. He was taken to the Albany hospital where his wounds were dressed. Mr. Becker is a man of very high standing and was in good health until sickness and death took first his little daughter Helen, then his mother, then his wife, which proved too much for him to bear. His many friends are hoping he may recover his health, as he was considered the smartest man in this town and of very high standing in the Lutheran church. He was justice of the peace for years and taught the village school for 14 years. He is too good a man to lose, and has a wide circle of friends. 



— A daughter came to gladden the hearts of Mr. and Mrs. John Howard Payne. Congratulations. 

— Pierre Miso sold ten head of his registered Jerseys last month to Willis Sharpe Kilmer of Binghamton for $2,500.00. 

— Last week Wednesday little Elizabeth Weidman, aged nine years, was drowned while swimming with several of her little companions in the Schoharie river. It is very sad, for her mother is a widow and had buried her baby after her husband’s tragic death in an auto accident a few years ago. Services were held at the house Friday at 2 o’clock, Rev. A. V. Patten officiating. 



— The sheds on the Lutheran church property, a part of which collapsed under a heavy fall of snow a couple of winters ago, were rebuilt recently and are now in good shape. 

— Most of the boys from Altamont and vicinity who are at the State camp at Peekskill with the 10th Infantry of the New York Guard are enjoying themselves, judging by their letters which they write to relatives and friends. This is the last week of their two weeks’ stay at the camp, and they are expected to arrive in Albany Sunday afternoon. Monday afternoon the regiment was reviewed by Major General O’Ryan, who personally congratulated Major Aronowitz on the appearance of the Medical Detachment, to which the Altamont boys belong. 

— Signs advertising the Albany and Schenectady County fair have been put out by the Fair association during the past week or two. One of the best forms of publicity is the cloth signs which are attached to autos or wagons. Every auto owner who is interested in the success of the county fair should use one of these signs on his car. 

The Altamont Enterprise is focused on hyper-local, high-quality journalism. We produce free election guides, curate readers' opinion pieces, and engage with important local issues. Subscriptions open full access to our work and make it possible.