Altamont Enterprise October 25, 1918


Several barrels of apples were stolen from the orchard of Madison Warner one night last week.



Dr. F. M. Joslin attended 58 cases of grippe and influenza on one day last week. As yet there seems no falling off in the number of cases.



The body of Ruth A. Dietz, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Dietz, was brought to Schoharie Tuesday for burial. Influenza was the cause of her death. Miss Dietz was a train nurse and very efficient. She was 24 years old the last day of 1917. Nearly all her life was spent near Schoharie, and she has many friends to mourn her early home going. For several years after finishing High school she taught a district school near Schoharie. While in the High school she stood at the head of her classes and was a girl to be proud of. We extend sympathy to her sorrowing parents and sisters.



Ross Baldwin, the new proprietor of the Beaverdam hotel, took possession last week.



— In consequence of the continued epidemic of influenza that has been raging for the past three weeks, with fatal results in many localities, the Altamont High school was closed all this week by order of the town school physician, Dr. A. I. Cullen. As yet no order has been issued for the reopening of the school next week. If the school is to be reopened, notice will be given through other channels.

— While on a visit to Lake Pleasant, Watson T. Chesebro of Berne, accompanied by Millard A. Whipple, went hunting for deer and on the trip, at the foot of Mount Hamilton, Mr. Chesebro shot a fine four year old buck that tipped the scales at 200 pounds. Mr. Chesebro returned home Wednesday, accompanied by his wife and Mrs. Dayton H. Whipple, who had been at Lake Pleasant with Mr. and Mrs. Millard Whipple. The deer was brought home strapped on the running board of Mr. Chesebro’s automobile.




This is the way to send a Christmas parcel to your soldier boy in France.

First wait until the War Department sends you his self-addressed label — one for each man, for they can only receive one parcel apiece.

Then keep on waiting until November 1, when the Red Cross will be prepared to distribute special cardboard cartons, 3 by 4 by 9 inches. You can’t get one unless you have a label.

Next, pack your box with goodies that don’t weigh more than two pounds six ounces. Put in nothing that won’t keep fresh until Christmas. Don’t bother with knitted things, for your boys get those for nothing from the Red Cross.

Don’t includes soft chocolates or other squishy things. Wrap any dried fruits or other eatables in tinfoil or heavy cardboard.

Don’t mail the parcel yourself, or it won’t get to your boy. Take it back to the Red Cross station, unwrapped, for inspection. And then provide sufficient postage to carry it to Hoboken.

And all this must be accomplished before Nov. 15.  ​

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