Altamont Enterprise, May 8, 1914

TO MOVE ANTI-TOXIN FARM. Hungerford Place New Site for Yates Street Laboratory.

The state anti-toxin laboratory, obnoxious for years to residents in the neighborhood of its present location in Yates street, will be moved to the old Hungerford farm on the Normanskill creek in Guilderland, formerly the summer home of the late James B. Jermain. At the session of the state land board Thursday the state comptroller was directed to draw his warrant for the purchase price.

The site was selected by former Commissioner of Health Porter, but the present reorganized health department objected to it as not being entirely suitable. Attorney General Thomas Carmody informed the land board that the action of the old health board was binding.

Mareus T. Hun, as attorney for the Jermain estate, and Attorney General Carmody will soon close the deal, it was aid yesterday, and the laboratories and animals of the state will be transferred as soon as possible. The purchase of the farm is under an act introduced last year by Senator Sage and Assemblyman Malone, appropriating $10,000 for the purchase.


At the annual school meeting in Union Free School District No. 7 Town of Guilderland, held Tuesday evening, the tax budget as submitted by the Board of Education, asking for $4,742, was adopted.

Mr. Robert W. Shannon was elected as trustee for three years, to succeed himself. The Board of Education was directed to inquire into the cost of free text books for the pupils of our school, and to report at the next annual meeting.

Mr. Fred Keenholts presided as chairman. The attendance was very light, owing to the conditions of the weather.

All of the faculty, with the exception of Prof. John G. Atwood and Miss Rosalin Foster, have been re-engaged for  the coming year. The Board has secured the services of Prof. Earl B. Elmore, B.S., of Madison county, as principal, and Miss A. Blanche Severson, of Altamont, as teacher in the primary department. Ms. Elmore, who has had experience in the management of a school, is now taking a post-graduate course at the Albany Normal college, and will graduate from that institution in June. Miss Severson is a graduate of the Teachers’ Training school in Albany. She has the best wishes of many friends in her new work.

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