Altamont Enterprise December 26, 1919 


— The Christmas sale and oyster supper in the Reformed church hall was a success. The ladies cleared over $100. 

— Franklin M. Shultes is building an ice house. 

Women Learn Lessons from Election. 

At the state election in November two women were elected to the Legislature and two were defeated. This was somewhat hard but it all goes with the game and if women take part they will have to learn how to lose. There is one good thing about it, however, and that is that it will teach the women that they cannot get votes on the sex question alone, and that they will have to fight for victory the same as men. A defeat in many instances is no disgrace but on the other hand it has an educative value that should not be undervalued. Some big men have been schooled in defeat before they ever accomplished anything that resembled victory. The same rule will apply to the women, undoubtedly. 


Miss Lillian Beck is seriously ill with typhoid fever at her home. Miss Beck is a certified nurse and was caring for a family with three cases of fever. She had just returned home from Greenville, where she had been nursing for ten weeks, when she was called on this case. Being rather run down and overworked she contracted the disease. 


Howard Willman has a motorcycle. Now he won’t take anybody’s dust. 


— School closed here on Wednesday for the holiday vacation. Sessions will be resumed on January 5. 

— Seymour Benedict lost three valuable pigs from acute indigestion recently. They were soon to be butchered for winter use. 


— All those who kept their 1919 New Year’s resolutions please come forward. Don’t crowd! 

— The First National bank and the grocery stores of Altamont will be closed for business on New Year’s day. It is probable that the meat markets will also close that day. All Altamont residents should govern themselves accordingly.

More Back In Time


    — During the electric storm Sunday night the barn of Samuel Wintson was struck and burned to the ground with all of its contents. One horse was killed. 


    Clinton Wood caught an eel in the mill dam which weighed eight pounds and was four feet long. 



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