Altamont Enterprise Dec. 14, 1917


The children of this village are preparing an entertainment to be given to be given in the school house on Christmas Eve.


Because of bad weather last Saturday night the “night cap” social was postponed to this Saturday, Dec. 15, and will be held at Mattice’s pavilion instead of the Lutheran church hall as stated last week. The proceeds are for the benefit of the Red Cross. Dancing and lunch, 20 cents per couple.


The first blizzard of the winter struck this place last Saturday. The roads were drifted quite badly in some places. Not many were at church services Sunday on account of the storm and cold. We hope we will not experience many more blizzards until coal is more plentiful. Some of our residents have had coal brought from Albany, it being very scarce at Voorheesville. Mr. Gainsley is supplying many with good wood.


— The contract for furnishing 75,000 brick and 600 barrels of Helderberg Portland cement for the Altamont sewers next spring has been awarded to E. G. Crannell, our local dealer.

— A young man by the name of Potter, who claimed to be a private in the national army, drifted into Altamont last Sunday, and being without money, tried to get a check cashed. Chief of Police Frank St. John, becoming suspicious, arrested the man and took him on the evening train to Albany and turned him over to the military authorities. Later he was taken to the Albany police station and locked up for safe keeping. His story of being out on furlough did not satisfy John D. White, one of the exemption board of the second district, as Potter had no papers to show that he was in the army; notwithstanding the fact that he wore part of the regular army uniform. We understand that the same man was seen about the village of Berne more than a week ago.

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