Altamont Enterprise Sept. 12, 1919 


If the home makers of the future generation are to fill their positions efficiently, household science must be a part of every girl’s education. Owing to the present high cost of living it has been thought wise to give an intensive one-year course in household science at the State School of Agriculture, Cobleskill. This course should appeal to the girl who for various reasons will not be able to complete her four years of high school work. The primary object of this course is to train girls for the vocation of home making. Girls who find that the domestic art particularly appeals to them, having completed the course and serving a short term as an apprentice with a good dressmaker for experience in cutting and fitting, may return to their home towns as dressmakers. 


“No expense spared, and nothing too good,” was the motto of the people of the town of New Scotland in planning for the celebration in honor of the boys who went from the town to serve their country in the world war. The Honor day celebration, which was held at Voorheesville on Saturday afternoon and evening, Sept. 6, far surpassed any individual expectation. People from all parts of the town began pouring into the village about 1 o’clock, ready to give honor in many ways to the boys who served the U. S. A. either here or “over there.” There were fully 1,500 peple in Voorheesville to participate in the day’s events. 


The graduating class of 1919 presented the Altamont High school with a bronze tablet to commemorate the work of the Altamont High School boys who gave their service to the country during the world war. The tablet has been placed in the hall of the school building, where it greatly adds to the decorations which were already there. 


Through the kindness of J. Cass and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Disbrew had a hundred-mile auto ride on Sunday. It is certainly very nice of those who have autos to take those who have none, for they enjoy the outing. 


Frank Tompkins of Berne reports the loss of his new 1919 Chandler automobile, purchased only a few weeks ago. On Monday night thieves entered his garage, which is only a short distance from his house, and took the car while he and the family were sleeping. No trace of the car or the thieves has yet been found. 


Miss Blanche Stevens won first prize and Miss Rachel Gibbs second on the quilt contest at the Reformed church fair held August 28. 

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