Altamont Enterprise September 9, 1921


Labor day passed off quite pleasantly. Some visitors were in town, and some went away for the day. There was quite a large party at Osterhout’s camp, enjoying themselves in various ways, eating good things such as ice cream, clam chowder, hot dogs, sandwiches and a variety of soft drinks. 



Arthur Edward Van Patten, jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Van Patten of Albany, who was accidentally killed in Rensselaerville last Friday, was laid to rest in the cemetery at East Greenbush Monday, Sept. 5. Arthur had enjoyed his vacation in Rensselaerville and was to return to school on the 6th. He was higher in his studies than the average child of nine and was anxious to get back to school. His wonderful talent was displayed to advantage many an evening while he played his violin to the enjoyment of friends in Rensselaerville. Arthur was a nephew of Mrs. C. M. Adriance of Westerlo, who loved him as a son. 



A car load of horses from Ogdensburg were unloaded here Sunday night on their way to Gilboa, where they are used in the work of building the new dam. 


Dance at Indian Ladder. 

Lovers of the square dance will be glad to learn that one is planned to be held at the Bungalow, Indian Ladder, on Saturday evening, Sept. 17. All are welcome. A prize will be awarded to the best couple. 



The abutments for the new bridge, over the Bozenkill creek on the Osborn’s Corners County highway, are being built by town superintendent, Dayton H. Whipple. 


All were glad to see our pastor, Rev. Donald Boyce, with us again last Sabbath, after a week’s absence. 



The Bell school opened on Tuesday, with Miss Margaret White as teacher. 



— Sergeant William Morris of the state police, who is stationed at Mexico, N. Y., was in the village last week investigating the cause of the shooting of his valuable police dog. The dog was being cared for by Mr. and Mrs. Willard Ogsbury. 

— Miss Ethel Crookes will leave for Syracuse on Sunday. Miss Crookes will assist in caring for the Spelling Bee girls at the State fair and will have charge of the finances. 

— The library asks for the co-operation of the community in providing reading matter in the way of magazines. When you are through with the current magazines in your own home, bring them to the library, that others may enjoy them. It is also planned to have a second table on which will be placed magazines for distribution. After your gift of magazines has had place on the reading table for a time, the periodicals will be set on the second table, and patrons given the privilege of taking the magazines to their homes. The magazines for distribution will be under the supervision of the librarian, but no record of them will be kept as it is not required that they be returned.

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