PAGE FOUR THE ENTERPRISE, AUTAiyiONTP^jij y,' FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 1958 THE ALTAMONT ENTERPRISE PUBLISHING NEWS OF MORE THAN FIFTY COMMUNITIES I N ALBANY COUNTY, AND PARTS OF SCHENECTADY, SCHOHARIE AND GREENE COUNTIES PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT ALTAMONT, NEW YORK PAID CIRCULATION OVER'2900 . HOWARD F. OGSBURY — MARVIN C. VROMAN Owners, Editors and Publishers JAMES PINO SUBSCRIPTION RATES — One year, $3.00, In advance. Six months, $1.75. Three months, $1.00 Single copies, 10o. Advertising rates on application. National Advertising Representative — Weekly Newspaper Representatives, 404 Fifth Ave., New York; 333 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago - 1730 Guardian Building, Detroit TELEPHONE UNion 1-6641 Entered as second class matter at the Post Office at Altamont, New York, Under the Act of March 3, 1879. ALTAMONT, X. Y., FJR1DAY, MABCH 28, 1958 Teaching of Reading In Residents Must Register Guilderland Schools For School Meeting Vote DO VOU REMEMBER? By Orlo J. Northrup Ice harvesting on Thompson's and Warner's Lake, Foxenkill Creek and various other places flourished during years when nearly every place of business, farm, or residence had an ice storage place of some sort. The ice fields were laid out with a horse-drawn marking plow, the cakes usually 18 inches by 22 inches being sawed or barred off, and the product was horse-drawn to its destination. There was a field at the Bins' Grove on the south end of Warner's Lake, and another at the north end adjacent to the then Dick Mattice place (now Zwicklbauer's) and the Warner-Strevell places. At the lat- ter place, Dick Mattice was thrown from the plow he was riding, hitting his head, resulting in his death in a few hours. On the south end, George Pitcher turned around over 60 feet of water; and on the light snow be- ing cleaned off it was found two wheels of his ear had been about two feet on less than an inch of ice from the day before's opening. The late Floyd Gibbs had stepped out on snow-covered thin ice, gone through and luckily popped back up through the hole. If he had missed, the ice was thick enough to have held him down. Some one asked him why he did not bi'ing the ice bar he had in his hands back up! It was -quite a EDITOR'S NOTE — The follow- Personal registration of qualified ing information is released by the ' voters for the annual meeting and elec- Guilderland Central School System in tion of Board of Education members |cold, day but he bundled up and was regard to its teaching of reading. i was adopted by the Guilderland Cen-i taken home in a sleigh. * * * | tral School District Board of Educa-1 Finally, power saws (usually Model Reading, writing and talking com- , non at its meeting Monday night. The -j- Ford frames and engines) were school meeting will be held prise the language program in the i annual GuilderJand schools. Our teachers are ; May 6. aware of the close relationship among i Registration places and dates ap- these aspects of communication. i proved are: When does the child start to read? I Guilderland Central High school, Reading starts as soon as the cmld Monday. April 7, 2 to 8 p. m.; Fort begins to understand the spoken word Hunter Elementary school, Saturday, and lasts as long as he lives. Learn- April 12, 2 to 6 p. m.; Altamont Ele- ing to read must begin like all learn- mentary school, Saturday, April 26, 2 ing, with what the child knows and to 6 p. m.; Guilderland' Elernentaiy can understand. When the first school, Thursday, May 1, 2 t<^ 6 p. m. grade child can use familiar words All qualified voters may register at and make himself easily understood, any school regardless of where they he may begin to learn how these live. .411 voters must have register- familiar words look. He sees labels ed five days before the annual meet- such as door, wall, desk placed in ing, as provided by New York State the classroom. He learns to recog- Education law in order to cast a ballot nize these symbols. Thev become his at the meeting. Voting for Board of \sight vocabulary,\ A handful of Education members will take place at sight words can form themselves magically into intelligible sentences and the process of readine is started. —THIS IS THE DESK. TJ*S DESK IS BROWN. The pnseess of reading begins at (Efferent ajK? juss as the child learns to iraik and talk at different ages. Fnocn ise stair, the teacher emphasizes tfawg'te and teachers. ideas as well as words SBQ SOSIQQS. positions the high school from 10 a. m., to 7 p. m.. on May 6. Under this plan voters will only have to register once as long as they live in the district. In other business the board awarded teaching appointments to seven ele- mentary and two secondary school Appointed to elementary' ere: Rosemary Branigan, The child can get a story :?©ffi r the Donald Brennan, Barbara Briskman print I Barbara Guepe, Mary Anne Latus, How are basic skills jsugist? [Harold Sanderson and Thomas Scuda- Today in our schools. i» is generally more. Robert Kopecek was appoint- recognized there are many ways of ed^as citizenship education teacher in figuring out unknown words. \ The the high school and Terrence J. Tru- good reader is not dependent upon > ae a u was appointed, as industrial arts any one of these ways. Instead he I de partment head. All appointments has several ways and makes use of the ope that best fits the situation. The term \word analysis\ is used to will be affective July 1 The board accepted with regret the retirement request of Mrs. Leona include all methods by which a word Becker who has taught in the Alta- can ibe worked out independently. The I mon l school for 15 years. accepted four'main approaches are: Richard Barnett, business manager, 1, jthe. child is helped to make in-1 reported pn the plans for the 1958- teljigeiy£ ,use j •is\' phonics is. definitely taught since| tic P ate ' n ™ e Preparation of the bud- knowledge of sound equivalents of get The flrst meeting of the citizens' oudget committee will be held April letters and letter combinations is es- sential, and 4) the use of the dic- tionary is taught as a dependable aid. Some children can notice likes and differences in words and sounds quite Easily. Some children cannot. When the child can see and Hear that door and desk each begin in the same way and when the child can see and hear that wall and ball end in the same way, he will profit from phonetic and general structural analysis of words. When does the child learn the al- phabet? Our teachers present the letters in a way that has meaning and purpose. This is not necessarily in alphabetical order at the start. A few letters are taken at a time and put to use by tiie child in different reading situa- tions. He practices using them in writing, spelling, talking as well a s reading. The a, to, c order is mas- tered later and it is a necessity for instruction in the use of the diction- ary and encyclopedia which follows. The library and- the helpful trained librarian is essential to the reading program in these years. What is the total reading program ? The phases of a good reading pro- gram include 1) good first teaching when the child is ready for it, 2) classroom use of simple corrective methods when needed, and 3) care- ful diagnosis and special help for those not working to the best of their ability It is known as the result of re- c J • • •- s~ —- -•\-\ search that ,n America there are 10 cZr^^ A cam P a ^ « f Albany to 15 per cent of the children read-'Sffi Mar' i^S £*\* S<?a l y ' mg below their potential capacity. I ghfirton T£' fit SP, P 'A£\ m ^ They have the iaw material toTwork i *5~J?:l! n .Ji^ k ?*° te k A 1 *??^ with but have not put that material to use The ieasons are 3, in the high school ^brary. Supervising Principal Ralph Wester- velt, reported that the open house for prospective teachers held March 15 at- tracted 27- teachers, despite the snow storm. Of this group seven have al- ready been appointed to positions in the district. . • • \ Approval of the withdrawal of $10 from the Van Warmer Scholarship Fund was granted. This money will be used as first prize in the annual speaking contest to be held April 15 at the high school. The board revised its policy on the suspension of pupils from school. The new policy states: \All building princi- pals and the supervising principal be granted the authority to suspend a student from school, should he find that after due consideration the cir- cumstances developed in his opinion warrant the action.\ * Attendance of Frank Bruno, direc- tor of guidance, at the New York State Counselors association in Buffalo on April 24-26, and the attendance of John Ryan at the conference of the Driver and Safety Education association in Syracuse on April 8 and 9, were ap- proved. made up and superseded the hand- sawing. There was a channel a little wider than the cakes, cut from the field to a convenient distance from the Bins' ice house, and a wooden chute with the lake end under water, so the cakes were floated into it. A rope with a hook in the end was dropped over the end of the last cake, and up to 20 cakes were pulled up to the ice house about 150 feet from the lake. I furnished the motive power for this filling by the late John Stannard with my young dark iron gray horse \Smoky.'-' The horse re- quired no driver as he went back and forth with no guidance. He was real'dark gray with white face, mane and tail, and white hind legs, fie is now all white, 25 years old, has had 149 different horses hitched with him, loaned to one after another. The late Harvey Van Schoick had him a year and a half. I just got him back from George Zeh after a year and a half loan, and before picking him up Eldon Quay called and has the loan of him at present. He is still at and capable of a good day's wo4 He was also the carriage horse for the kids who were too small for the ponies at the New York Telephone Company field day in Albany. It was discovered on the morning Of the event that Bob Goetz's mare had cut her leg so she should not be used, so I had to borrow my own horse. (I trust I may be forgiven for the horse mixed in with the ice, but he is truly a great horse. I have owned him 20 years, the longest I ever own- ed one horse, and he will be buried '•Tetters \\haw W 1 * not so through the grinder). L*a.iei>. \ d X|l, .gBjsfqre thfe-iinnovaeQon of. artificial g|S*;|#eMge^afion; fiozen-ice-was a g^-eat \ 'industry. The Hudson River was lined with large ice houses. The Alex house and pond were just north of Western Ave. and west of Manning Blvd. Warren Bros.' house and pond were on the south side of Western Ave., with no buildings un- til the large Jacobie dairy farm at New Scotland Ave. with its row of large stately pines-along the road. (There was ho South-Manning Blvd. ^Candidates ft For School fet Election (Continuedjlfou, jpage 1) road YMCA, the ^fetarfi Machine Ac- countants association and is a mem- ber-and former ,Mft.i of the Guil- derland Center Cilf Association. Mrs. Briggs has^ es ided to Altamont for 10 years, antf'Cr husband is the mayor of the villain She received Luncheon March 29 Opens Cancer Drive The kick-off luncheon in the 1958 Speakers will include Trell Yocum, umt_ president; Edward S. Poole, Jr, \ tmpaign chairman; Alan Stev executive director of the so- enson, or poor sight certain speech defects^ cietv's New vn* ctff°^°- • e S °; lack of naming in the left to right Tr^™J° r ^ s ™l*™™- ™ d varied- •Then . * • u \ Jvval \ •=>. .ruoie, jr. Physical defects such as poor SrTg ^1^^.,*!!™^ ^ n . Stev ' cts direction that the process of reading SfttiJdK^ ?• ****** f dire f or requires changing schools, missini te er s dlvlslons fleid ^ of volun- BChool m the important early years. All these plus many other reasons may keep a child of good intelligence from reading at the expected time Detecting weaknesses and helping the child to overcome them is each teacher's concern Here the class- room teacher and the reading teach- er work together Special material is recommended and supplied by the reading teacher in certain cases. However, there remains the child whose handicaps require diagnosis on . an individual tasis and whose cor- recfaon, comes* best in small group work. The reading teacher carries A style show, with fashions from E)a Z ld \ 5 '\' Alban y. also will be featured. Three vacancies on the unit's board were filled last week with the elec- tion of Dr. John Mellon, executive vice-president; • Mrs. Joseph Doran, vice-president, and Mrs. Edmund B. Tobin, member of the 'boards of ••di- rectors. ' '••• • Preparing For Contest Candidates for the •alHriialsfmblfb' speaking contest are 'being prepared at the Guilderland - Central High school. Ten pupils will compete for the Van Wormer prize, \Ehe two Key on this work. Throughout the total program the _ r , emphasis' is on comprehension and' Club prizes and me two PTA prizes ideas. As the reader develops, his The faculty committee planning the reading expands to. new interests and-April event include Donald-Carlson new tastes m literature. He learns chairman, Edward Behan and Neii study skills and usteML efficient ways J Brown, of locating and evaluating infdrma at that time.) The late Ernie Hein of McKown- ville was for many years the repre- sentative of the Hygienic Ice Co. of Albany. Good Friday Service A three-Jiour service will be held in St. Paul's Lutheran church, 10 Western Ave., Albany 3, Good Fri- day, Apr. 4, from 12 noon to 12 noon to 3 p. m. Meditations' will be 'based on the \Seven Words of Christ from the Cross.\ The preachers will be the Rev. Arthur Gerhardt, the Rev. George Goepfert, the Rev. Lawrence Heuchert, the Rev. Gordon Johnston,' the Rev. Ernest Kunsch, the Rev. Walter Lifke and the Rev. Arthur F. Steinke. Floyd Walter will preside at the organ and will be assisted by Roy Vanderaburgh and Mrs. William Kratz. An invitation is extended to \come when you can and leave when you must.\ \I have always been fond of the West African proverb: 'Speak softly and cauy a big stick; you will go far.' \ — Theodore' Roosevelt. ion. Throughout tJie jfotal program, the assistance of the 'School nurse, the 'Librarian, the psy<eholoj^t and the reading teacher i s iri^rffcantifc K It i s to the credit \.m the;, Guilder- -land Elementary se#p#pj;i&?-!n<fce that Jn -comparison to K$0&iML'i^wss our top half of th e general. national elementary schools ^tM^-.&WW *te .school population in ability to read. • ''':••/.• '• • • Phone-FR2-i713 or FR 2-1005 2727 Guilderland Ave. SCHENECTADY, N> Y. her elementary aii&r hieh sCh° o1 educa- tion in Attleboro,'i/fass and a bach- elor of arts dee&b ftom Pembroke College of BrowFuniversity i» 1934 - She later attended Boston University Law school, received her doctor of laws degree, in Jag? artd w as a dmitte d to the Massachusetts bar the same year. A member ofgt John's Lutheran church in Altamont and the Schenecta- dy chapter of the American Association of University Women Mrs. Briggs is a past president of the Altamont Par- ent-Teachers association and a veteran of five years on that group's executive board. She is cHairman of the Alta- mont Park Improvement project, and previously has served on the PTA s; scholarship fund and planning -commit- tee and \the scholarship assignment committee. Hannan, 50, is a native of Albany and a graduate of- Albany High school and the Union University College of Pharmacy. Hehas MrfJ 1 McKown- ville sincT\19\47aft(f has been the pro- prietor of Hannah's pharmacy, 1237 Western Ave., since 1946. A former detail representative for Sharp and Dbhrne'Pharmaceutical Lab- oratories, Hannan is a member of the Western Turnpike Kiwanis club, the Aurania club of Albany, and of various Pharmaceutical associations. He is a communicant of St. Margaret Mary's church. Mrs. Briggs is the mother of three children, all pupils in the Guilderland school district, and Martin has one child in the school system. NOTICE The annual meeting of the Jerusalem Cemetery Association will be held at the home of the Secretary, Feura Bush, N. Y., on April 8, 1958, at 8 p. m. WILLIAM X MATHIAS, Secretary. 37-2t 4-H Leaders To Meet Apr. 2 7J ^T HZ. W -«*Dany coun,xy wiu oireiawllBl win tpe present to discuss hold a meeting Wednesday, Apr. 2, e&r ^ n projects'with the agriculture at 7:30 p. m. at the Glehmont school leaders, Mrs, Paul Thayer will discuss tneet Monday, Mar. 31, at 10 a. m. \Judging\ with homemaking leaders. ' in tne 4_j| office, to review, the ap- Prof; (Ray Sheldrake, 4-H garden plications for the homernakirig award specialist, will he present to discuss trip. „ \No man is happy if he does not on Route 9-W, just south of Albany, The homemaking committee will work.\ — Theodore Roosevelt. 4y 2 MILES WEST OF ALBANY — ON ROUTE 20 REOPENING FOR THE SEASON , E n ^eglig^^ MjimpiiiiHiyniiiiiii jj SERVING LUNCHEONS AND DINNERS — CATERING TO PARTIES • AND BANQUET^ J ' — ALL LEGAL BEVERAGES— | FOR RESERVATIONS — PHONE ALBANY 89-9944 | \ GuUderland, N. Y. 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