Altamont Enterprise October 21, 1921


The pupils of the High school have been searching the town for a hall in which to play basketball. The hall which they have rented for some years is not to be obtained this year, and their search has been in vain. It is regretted that the High school has no hall that could be used for this purpose and for other meetings. 


While Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Crounse were attending church on Sunday, George Jermain, a fourteen year old boy of Albany, who had been helping Mr. Crounse with his farm work, made an entry to his house through one of the windows and stole one hundred dollars and a sweater belonging to Mr. Crounse. On arriving home from church Mr. Crounse missed the boy and also the money. After an exciting chase by Mr. Crounse and several of the neighbors, the boy was located at Duanesburgh, where he had spent twenty cents of the money, the balance being recovered. The boy was brought before Justice Brinkman, who committed him to the Humane society at Albany to await the action of the grand jury. 



School has closed for the present until another teacher can be engaged, as Mrs. H. J. Salisbury has given up teaching. 



A valuable horse was stolen from the barn of Jacob V. Oliver last Friday night, and it was reported that a man tried to make a sale of a horse at Indian Fields, that was thought to be the property of Mr. Oliver. 



Postmaster Herbage has made noteworthy improvements at the post office. He has installed a new sorting table, posted a neatly lettered notice at the delivery window announcing the arrival and departure of mails, posted U. S. official weather reports daily, and he advises us that the ceilings and walls will be repainted and decorated. 



— Miss Mary Wasson has been improving her farm on the hill by the addition of advanced pedigree Guernseys to her herd and the purchase of an International tractor. The Wasson farms showed a very good yield of crops this summer. 

— Alfred Young was stricken with paralysis while sitting at the dinner table at his home last Sunday afternoon. Mr. Young, who is the sexton of the Lutheran church, had attended to the ringing of the bell for the morning service as usual, and gave no sign of his illness until his wife noticed that he was unable to hold a cup of coffee in his right hand. Mr. Young’s entire right side is affected, but at present he shows signs of improvement. Dr. Jesse Crounse is the attending physician, and he entertains hopes of his recovery. 

— Mrs. Charles Finke was operated upon for cataract on both eyes, at the Albany City hospital Tuesday. The operation was very successful, and it is believed that she will be able to return home in a couple of weeks. 



Rev. Donald Boyce is in White Plains this week judging the poultry show at the Westchester Fair. For years, Mr. Boyce has been an ardent poultry fancier and has won many blue ribbons and three beautiful silver cups. He will return in time to occupy his pulpit on Sunday, October 16th. 

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