</) The Altamont Bnterftrise OUR CENTENNIAL YEAR NEW YORK SEP 271983 STATE LIBRARV- Serving the Towns of Guilderland, New Scotland, Bethlehem, Berne, Kno: Including Altamont, Voorheesvtte, Wettmere, Guttderkmd Center, SBngertands, Number 9 \vv.cqv lervilie Areas Thursday, September 22, 1983 Parties Gear Up For Fall Election With the primaries now history, Guilderland's political parties will now do battle this fall from headquarters 200 feet apart. Town Democrats kicked off the 1983 general campaign on the eve of the GOP primary last week by opening shop at 1692 Western Ave., just east of Johnston Road. This year's ticket is headed by Frank Melfe, a program operations analyst with the State Division for Youth, as candidate for supervisor. Running with him are David Purcell and incumbent Virginia Horan, candidates for town coun- cil; Anthony Cantore, candidate for town justice; Joan Byrnes, candidate for.town clerk; and Ernie Orsini, candidate for super- intendent of highways. Also present at the opening was Don Lawrence, town party chair- man. \If we win, we'll win because we have a strong group of candidates this year, and because we are com- mitted to serving the whole town,\ Lawrence said. This year's slate will emphasize five issues: —Longterm town water resourc- es planning; —A need for sidewalks in the more densely populated neighbor- hoods; —Management of the town bud- get—the Democratic slate is com- mitted to putting limits on the size of the town contingency fund if they gain control of the Town Board; —Additional public transporta- tion routes through the town; and —Greater efforts to curb juve- nile crime in the town and provide more recreational programs than the town does at present. Republican Party candidates (photo, Page 3) had ttieir first post- primary get-together with the opening of party headquarters at the former Hopper's restaurant at the Johnston Road intersection. Clarksville Church Readies For 25th Year Celebration Festivities marking the silver anniversary of Clarksville Com- munity Church (Reformed) are only two weeks away. Reminiscences of former pastors and members will highlight a special dinner the evening of Sa- turday, Oct. 8 at Delmar United Methodist Church, 428 Kenwood Ave. Music, home movies and a children's activity will round out the program. Dinner reservations are a must and may be made by phoning 768- 2006 or 768-2016. Requested dona- tion is $5 per adult, $2 per child. The celebration will continue the following Sunday morning at the 10:30 service. Donald Troost, Albany Reformed Church Synod executive director, will deliver the sermon. Rev. Stephen R. Wing, church pastor, and all past pastors will also speak from the Clarksville pulipt. A reception will follow. Orders for a new church com- memorative plate are now being takenat 768-2465. Clarksivlle Community Church (Reformed) was created when the hamlet's former Dutch Reformed (established 1854) and Methodist Episcopal (1858) churches merged on Oct. 17,1958, placing itself under Reformed Church government. Apple Festival Activities Begin Here This Saturday By ROSEMARY CARUSO Saturday evening, the Altamont Apple Harvest Festival wili hold its kickoff event. A chicken and biscuit dinner will be served Sept. 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Temple located on Maple Ave. in Altamont. The dinner, sponsored by Helder- berg Chapter 331, Order of Eastern Star and Noah Lodge #754 F.&A.M. is being held in conjunction with the Apple Festival. CROP Walk For Hunger Sunday Altamont's annual CROP event — a walk to help alleviate hunger in the world today — is scheduled to take place this Sunday, Sept. 25. Participants should assemble at the Altamont village park at 1:30 p.m. Everyone in the community can help by sponsoring a walker or by walking themselves. There is still a need for more walkers and sponsors. To help, contact one of Grid Season Opens With 3 Shutouts Voorheesyille's football - eleven came out the only victors as the area's three high school varsities opened 1 their 1983 campaigns last weekend. The. Blackbirds trounced a beef- ier but less skilled Taconic Hills team, 36-0 at home while Guild- erland and Bethlehem suffered shutout losses on the road. Guilder- land, a senior-laden 6-3 team last fall, took a 204 beating under the lights Friday night at Saratoga while Bethlehem, 1-7-1 in 1982, found.itself on the short end of a 25-0 score at Columbia. The Voorheesville team now faces back-to-back Friday night games against much tougher opponents: tomorrow night at Chatham, then Sept. 30 at Hudson, against whom the Birds have fared poorly in the past. Kickoff time will be 7:30 both nights. Guilderland, meanwhile, hosts Burnt Hills, defending Suburban Council Gold Division champion, at 2 p.m. this Saturday, then plays Oct. 1 at Shaker. Bethlehem has two away contests the next two Sa- turdays—at . Colonic and 1 Miska- yuna. Bethlehem will' be the visiting squad at this year's Guilderland iomecoining game, Oct. 15. Last Saturday at Voorheesville, Taconic Hills's miscues on critical plays decided it. Three minutes into the contest, Blackbird tackle Bob Seaburg nailed the Titan QB for a safety; soon after the visitors were forced 1 to punt from midfield and a bad snap sailed over the kicker and was recovered by three purple shirts at the Taconic six. The first two of three Ed Mitzen TD scores followed. Late in the second quarter, another bad' snap from punt formation forced a shanked kick, giving Voorheesville posses- sion on the 16 and another TD run, this by reserve John Ryan, from point-blank. In the final minutes Allitimmt i-.mcrprisc — lloh HuyynrU Blackbird tackle Kevin Rafferty  forces Taconic Hills punter to shank one out of bounds from his own end zone early in second quarter of Saturday's football opener at the Voorheesville field. Ball caromed out inside the 20 and the Birds took it into the end zone two plays later for a 22-0 lead. The home team added two TDs later for a 3641 final result. Lee Kraus added to the 29-0 half time edge with a six-yard catch from reserve QB Pete McMillen fro the final score. Kicker Kevin Rafferty was 4 for 5 in the extra- point department. The menu includes chicken, biscuits, gravy, mashed potatoes, peas and mushrooms, coleslaw, apple squares, and leverage. Tickets are $4.50 for adults; $4 for senior citizens, age 60 and over; $2.25 for children 12 and under. Chairpersons of the event are Don Willman and Paul Tymchyn representing Noah Lodge, and Jim and Rosemary Caruso, represent- ing Helderberg Chapter. This dinner is open to (he general public. the CROP committee or come register on the day of the walk itself. This year, the crop committee is hoping forUOO walkers and has set a goal of $5,000 in proceeds. While CROP (Christian Rural Overseas Program) has commit- ted itself toward ending world- hunger, this year 25 percent of total proceeds will be allocated directly to local organizations that distri- bute food to those in need. Allumoni bnicrprltc — Bob Hasyird Voorheesville ballcarrier Mike Ricci was a center of attention all afternoon.