Altamont Enterprise August 19, 1921



Things political are beginning to wake up in this township. Supervisor Frank McMillan, who was elected two years ago on the Democratic ticket, though he failed to secure the Republican nomination at that time, is out for the Republican nomination this year. R. H. Schrade is to oppose him at the primaries. 

It is understood that Mr. McMillan will get the Democratic nomination at their convention to be held soon. 



A serious accident was averted last Saturday morning in our village. As Henry Boynton was coming from his home with a horse and wagon, an automobile driven at a rapid pace by Mr. Stafford came from the Main street. They met at Odd Fellows hall, and as Mr. Stafford was almost on the horse, he quickly pulled his car across the ditch into the yard of Mrs. M. Comstock. In so doing he broke the axle on the rear end of his car, and the wheel came off but he brought the car to a stand still before any other damage was done. Both parties considered themselves fortunate that no one was injured. The car was towed to the Voorheesville Garage for repairs. 



The Albany and Schenectady County Fair this year will have a wonderful exhibit of swine. Several entries at the State Fair, including swine weighing from 200 to 800 pounds, will be exhibited here. This added to the usually good local exhibit in this class will make it well worth seeing. 



Last Thursday the two Sunday schools of this place met at Westerlo with other schools for a picnic. It was an ideal day. People met friends whom they see at no other time or place. There certainly was a large crowd. The best part of such an occasion is the dinner which all enjoy after a long ride. There was plenty to eat for all, and some to spare. Ice cream and other refreshments were sold on the grounds. A baseball game was played between Westerlo and Coeymans Hollow, Westerlo being the winners. The day passed all too quickly. 



The New York State Beekeepers societies held their summer outing at the apiary of F. C. Alexander at Delanson last Friday, August 5. At least 300 were present, coming mostly in automobiles from all parts of the state. Men well informed in the business of producing honey in this state addressed the meeting on “Practical Methods for the Commercial Beekeeper” and “How Shall We Develop Our Honey Market?” 



— The “No Parking Here” signs have found Altamont this week, and there is no question but that automobilists will obey the injunction of the little yellow disks with black letters. They have been placed opposite the park on the south side of Main street and on Maple avenue as it approaches Main. It will lessen the danger of accidents at this busy corner. 

— Mrs. William Miller, who has been an invalid for nearly 12 years, decided this week that she would like to get away from home and go on a visit. Accordingly, on Tuesday an automobile driven by William Fellows came to the Miller home and carried Mrs. Miller to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer E. Decker, where she is now enjoying a few days’ visit. 


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