Altamont Enterprise October 28, 1921


Several of this village are confined to their homes with the mumps. It is visiting both old and young. 



Next week closes the cider making season. Apples are very scarce in this locality. 



This coming Saturday evening there will be held a masquerade dancing party at Osterhout’s camp. This event will be the last held for this season. 



An accident occurred Sunday while Ralph Rarick and Bert Van Alstyne were hunting. Seeing a rabbit, Ralph fired, hitting a stone and glancing into Bert’s eye and leg. 



A community cafeteria supper will be served at the town hall on Monday evening, October 31st at 6 o’clock. Community singing and Hallowe’en stunts will be the entertainment for the evening. Community invited to attend. Home made ice cream. 



Edward Willsey has purchased the John Whitbeck house on High street, consideration $1800. 



Women are to have a part in the affairs of the Albany County Republican organization, according to Senator Frank L.Wiswall, county chairman of the Republican committee. At a recent meeting of the county committee the bylaws and constitution were changed and a vice chairman of both city and county committees chosen. Mrs. Beatrice Morgan Pruyn of Albany was chosen vice chairman of the county committee and Miss Mary A. Jones of Albany vice chairman of the city committee. Women vice chairmen of the city committees of Cohoes and Watervliet will be named soon, it is expected, as well as vice chairmen of three assembly district committees and the committees of the towns and wards in the county. In addition, an executive committee of ten, including five women, with a woman chairman, will be named in each election district in the county, according to Chairman Wiswall. 



— Troops of the New York State Guard participated in a sham battle at State and Pearl streets, Albany, at 5 o’clock on Wednesday. The Albany battalion, Tenth infantry, “B” Troop, 106th Field Hospital company, and the Albany battalion’s medical corps, in command of Col. Charles Walsh and Major Patrick Clune, marched to the Albany approach of the Hudson bridge to meet the recruiting unit which is making a statewide tour to stimulate interest in the New York militia. The squadron demonstrated the use of tanks, machine guns, light and heavy field artillery, and other war weapons. Altamont members of the State Guard who participated were Donald Baird, Alton Pitcher, Edmond Lape, Ernest Rau and Norman Van Wormer. 

— In last week’s Enterprise there was printed a list of the Democratic candidates for offices in the town of Guilderland. The name of Frederick Keenholts was given as a candidate for constable. Frederick Keenholts of Altamont is the only man of that name in the town of Guilderland, as far as can be learned, and he states that, being a Republican, he wants it understood that he is not running for office on the Democratic ticket. The Enterprise printed what the copy contained which was furnished. The correct name has not yet been obtained. 

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