Altamont Enterprise August 1, 1913

Village and Town:

  • Entries for the Altamont Fair close Monday, August 11th.
  • Mr. Henry Van Aernam has an attack of typhoid fever. So far the fever has been in light form. His many friends in Altamont and vicinity hope for his speedy recovery.
  • Contractor Fred Whitman is making good progress in the erection of the new Masonic Temple. A.J. Manchester, who has a sub contract, is putting on a handsome slate roof.
  • At a recent meeting of the Trustees of Hartwick Seminary the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred upon Rev. E. A. Ottman, Pastor of the Richmondville Lutheran church.
  • Clarence Truax received a telegram Thursday morning stating that his son, John was lying at the point of death in a hospital at Middletown, Conn., with both legs cut off, the result of an accident.


The New School Laws. Chapter 511 of the Laws of 1913 amends the Education Law, Sec. 492, sub-divisions 2 and 3 in the following respects:

(a) Schools must be maintained for 180 days instead of 160 days to entitle school districts to their apportionments of public moneys.

(b) Six days may be allowed for teachers’ attendance upon teachers’ conferences, held by district superintendents and such time will be counted as a part of the required 180 days. Teachers are entitled to compensation while in attendance upon such conferences.

(c) In common school districts schools must commence on the first Tuesday in September.

(d) Schools must be closed on Columbus Day (October 12), but may be open on Election Day, and Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays, as directed by the board of education or trustees of the district.

Contracts must be made with teachers for a minimum period of 36 weeks, instead of 32 weeks as formerly. Where contracts for the instruction of pupils are made between districts.


ALBANY COUNTY FAIR: Active Arrangements Being Made for the 21st Annual Exhibition at Altamont, Aug. 19-21. The premium books for the 21st annual exhibition of the Albany County Agricultural Society and Exposition have been distributed this week showing them to be more liberal and the classes more diversified. The dates of the fair are August 19, 20, 21 and 22.

The entries for premiums close August 11th, and the entries for the races close August 9th.

The program of the week’s meeting is as follows:

Tuesday will be devoted to entry of stock and arrangement of exhibits.

Wednesday there will be an examination of horses, except roadsters, at 11 a.m.; band concert at 1 p.m., and racing at 2 p.m. There will be two races, the 2:35 and the 2:15 class each for a purse of $300.

            Thursday examination of roadsters in harness at 11 a.m.; band concert at 1 p.m., and racing at 2 p.m., 2:30 trot and 2:19 class, trot or pace, for a purse of $300.

Friday, exhibition of all horses and colts entered for premiums at 10 a.m.; parade of prize winning stock at 11 a.m.; racing at 2 p.m., 2:24 class for a purse of $350.

            The Enterprise tent will be on the grounds as usual this year and we will be pleased to receive a call from all our friends.

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