Altamont Enterprise, August 28, 1914


A pretty wedding occurred on Tuesday at 12 o’clock, at the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Schaupp, when their daughter, Miss Elizabeth Schaupp, was united in marriage to Mr. John Wight of Newark, N.J. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. George S. Allan, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Johnsonville, N.Y. The bride wore a trained gown of white taffeta trimmed with lace, and carried white roses. Her cousins, the Misses Schaupp, acted as bridesmaids and were attired, one in yellow and carrying blue bachelor buttons, and the other in blue and carried golden glow. The bride, a charming and accomplished young woman, is a graduate of Albany Normal college, and has also taken a special course at Syracuse University. The groom is a Dartmouth graduate.

The parlors and hall were tastefully decorated with palms and golden rod. An orchestra furnished the music. The luncheon was served on the lawn by Mc Elveney of Albany. The guests were about twenty-five in number and included some from Binghamton, Schenectady, Albany, and Newark, N.J., and several from this place. During the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Wight left for an extended trip, after which they will reside at East Orange, N.J.

Vaccination of School Children

The Court of Appeals has recently handed down an important decision in the case of Hagbard Eckerbold, who sent his unvaccinated child to school in New York City and, on refusal of the school authorities to admit the child, kept him out of school. Justice Hiscock, who wrote the decisions, says:

“The defendant was duly convicted before a magistrate in the city of New York of violating the duty imposed upon him as a parent by section 624 of the Educational Law. It has been held that a statue compelling vaccination is constitutional.”

We therefore hope all parents will see that their children are vaccinated, and it is a parental duty they owe their children outside of the law. We, as health officers of the various towns, are in duty bound to see that the law is complied with. We trust that the parents and people will help us to carry out the duties imposed on the health officer in each town. It is the district trustee’s duty to see that the children of his district are vaccinated. On entering school each child much present to the teacher a certificate showing a successful vaccination. On failure to comply with the law, it is the teacher’s duty to send the child home. The law provides for no excuses.

W.E. Deitz, M.D., Health Officer, Towns of Berne and Knox, N.Y.


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