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»»^>winiwwiWf*Jr ».^ >st^~M i^V PAGE FOUR ml, K BHi*' K5f'$'' IPf •'' M||J FAW ^i;I ^y| tV ' !,•'-'- :\•$ : >' LV -'-. - i '•j •'-• i P. V. I I THE ALTAMONT ENTERPRISE C AND ALBANY COUNTY POST PUBLISHING NEWS OF MORE THAN FIFTY COMMUNITIES <N ALBANY COUNTY, AND PARTS OF SCHENECTADY, SCHOHARIE AND GREENE COUNTIES ALTAMONT (N. Y.) ENT##$fSJ;fe^ NY 0 O. POSjT, FRIDAY, DEC. 26, 1958 PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT ALTAMONT, PAID CIRCULATION OVER~3,300 NEW YORK !T- •HOWARD F. OGSBUBY -r- MARVIN C. VROMAN — JAMES PINO Owners, Editors and Publishers SUBSCRIPTION RATES — 1 year, $3.00, in advance, $ months, $1.75. 3 months, $1.00. Single copies, 10c. Advertising rates on application. National Advertising Representative, Weekly Newspaper Representatives 404 Fiifth AVe,, Ne^ ! ^or^;..333N.,Michigan Ave., Chicago '?••-';-;' 1730 Guardian Building, Detroit , ALTAMONT UNion 1-6641 TELEPHONE Entered as second class matter at the Post Office at Altamont, N. Under the Act of March 3, 1879 ALTAMONT, N. Y., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1958 NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS B Clarksville GRANGE NOTES In spite of the extreme cold the members of Clarksville Grange Sred for the annual CMstmas party and regular meeting last Sat- urday night. Mrs Walter Vonk was guest lor the evening and played a medely of Christmas songs and led the mem- bers in singing \White Christmas. Several inspirational poems from Ideals magazine were read and bo Softly Radiant\ was depicted with colored lights by Lorraine Appleby. The Harold Slingerland family rep- resented the exhaused family on the night before Christmas. .Sister Lounsbury's \A Child Again,\ 'Just fir Christmas,\ \A Star in the East by Clara Appleby and \The Christ- mas Spirit\ by Leo Appleby were followed by \All Through the Night,\ the story of why the robins now have red breasts, by Donna Appleby. The \Buying of Gifts- Five for a Quarter,\ by Ada Udell, Ronnie Latta's \Wonderful Thrill\ of getting a tree when he was a boy made up the program, which closed with a prayer by Clara Marsh, and the singing of Christmas carols. Mrs. Isaac Udell gave a report of her attendance at State Grange meetings and thanked the Grange for selecting her as the delegate. At the first meeting of the new year, the service and hospitality committee will have charge of the literar yprogram, and on Jan. 17 the Grange will celebrate its birth- day with special recognition. Santa's helpers distributed gifts and the members enjoyed coffee and cookies. By CAHl $#/*: ^ Br** I! AS A NATION, WE RESOLVE Besides our personal resolutions for the new year, there are certain national problems which we Americans must resolve to tackle together I during 1959. '' COLD WAR remains the nation's number one problem. Appease- ment has proved itself no answer to the Communist threat and we must ;r^oive to keep u p our.d^^ .a strong national •ecorioitty. High defense costs \vvill ; reguire-r- '\ ?\'\• ' *'~~ from •.•further undermining the economy. Checks must be put on — \ INFLATION, which is being, fanned both by high government spending and by exorbitant wage demands by union leaders. Efforts to .increase production and employment should include a complete fed- eral— TAX REFORM to release the stranglehold on risk capital and in- centives.- And then there is the ugly blot of— UNION CORRUPTION, which.'is giving a bad name to all Ameri- can labor organizations. It's .up to— ' , CONGRESS t o take bold action on these problems, but we as citi- zens and voters serve as the conscience pf the Congress. Firm nudging from us during 1959 will help leave the nation in better shape to start the New Year when^1960 rolls around. Chapter Board Meets At McKownviile Home Mrs. Gerald W. Hamme, of Mc- Kownviile, entertained the board of management of Gansevoort Chapter, D. A R-, Monday evening, Dec. 8, at her home, 30 Norwood SL Mrs. Hamme is corresponding secretary of the chapter. Those present were Mrs. Borden H. Mills, regent; Mrs. John W. Henry, chaplain; Mrs. G. Stanley Van' Wormer, recording secretary; Mrs. John L. Mosher, .his- torian; Mrs. Ellison N. Chase, librar- ian, and Mrs. Ernest H. Perkins and Miss D. Esther Hollister, directors. The December 15 meeting of the chapter was held at Ten Broeck Mansion, Albany. Mrs. Kate B. Snodgrass and Mrs. Benjamin R. Rathbun were co-chairmen of the hostesses, assisted by Mesdames Howard A. Nicks, Charles B. Clarke and C. Alan Duclos. The guest speaker was Dr. Mar- vin A. Rapp, consultant in state his- tory to the joint legislative commit- tee on the preservation and res- toration of historic sites, who gave I a most interesting account of the 1 early work relative to the construe- | Ition of the Erie Canal Through the efforts of Mrs. John 33. Hauf, vice-chairman of the chap- ter's committee on American music. McOure- &-. DotwaMt,- Inc., Albany* have donated a piano, which was used for the first time at this meet- ing in connection with a musical pro- gram arranged by Mrs. William H. LarMn, chairman of the chapter's music committee, and will be avail- able for all meetings of the several organizations using the Ten Broeck Mansion. Television has its critics, I like to think of the. wi and inspiration which »pi%f^ its programs bring intqj^T homes. '•.'•'•.' There's one —: \Thift 3^ $<)uj: Life\ — which tavavria^tyjisfjj|£ lifting because it deals-j ji$|£ * real, average normal \Pebplgi their struggles,' thefij'^^K^. aches, and their tHuijip^.'^*''' They come to us with. Ih^ftV. unrehearsed, spontaneously told life stories — not so-called •'f$£. lebrlties\ who live in manuals but, for the most pa*t/M 2i:£r unpretentious, hometown and women who might be ojir own neighbors. ' v They have faced some Of cup own problems and, through faith and courage and sacrifice solved them. They are modj^t and unassuming, seeking 'alii ther credit nor reward —<- ^j surprised that anyone sholija think that they deserved- it, \ I have seldom seen oneiof these programs that dicWt • bring a lump in my throat, ;«j}<j. renew strength and <X)Ura^^n my heart. It seems t o me that if TV gave us nothing: ^ •This Is Your rife'.' would; ia^ than justify its existence!\ \f ' Berne LUTHERAN CHURCH Rev Russell B. Greene, pastor. Sunday, December 28th: Q.30 a. m. Sunday school. 10-30 a . m. Preaching services. Holy Innicents service. Holy communion will be observed Sunday, Jan. 4. REFORMED CHURCH Sunday, December 28th: 9.3O a. m. Morning worship. 10:45 a. m. Sunday schooL COMMUNITY NOTES Mr and Mrs. Vincent Wideman and children are spending the holi- day vacation in Florida. Miss Alberta Litts of Hope Col- lege Holland, Mich., is spending the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Litts. Mrs Jesse Sholtes spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. John Riley at Clarksville. Miss Ruth Elaine Wright of Lo\vell Mich., is spending the holi- days With her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wright. Mrs Jesse Sholtes is spending the holidays at her home in the village. Miss Janet Wright of Theil Col- lege Pennsylvania, is spending the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs Raymond Wright. Her twin sister of Cobleskill College is also home for the holidays. 'Punkintown' Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Wyman Qsterhout, Jr., on the birth of a daughter Dec. 21. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnson en- tertained at a cocktail party at their home last Friday evening. Mr. and Mrs. James Schwartz en- tertained at an egg nog party last Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Luther Secor were hosts at a cocktail party on Sunday. Christmas, dinner guests of Mr. an4 Mrs. C. S. Neal were Mr. and •Mrs. John Neal and children. Elmer Cpuntryman is home on a two-week leave from the U. S. Army. Mr. and Mrs. Century Mil- and Mrs. Milstead, Jr., for a few days this week. To Teach Math and Science Robert Cerwonka, Junior High teacher of \math and science at Greenville Central, has been trans- ferred to the position of senior high school teacher of math and science effective Jan 5, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edward Wilson. Mrs. Catherine Carlsen of Free- hold will fill the position from which Mi*. Cerwonka has been transferred. DO YOU Tractor Accidents Half of New York's tractor fatali- ties involve farm youth between the age's of 14 and 17, according to State Police reports. Prof. L. W. Knapp of the State College of Agri- culture at Cornell attributes most of the accidents to: Improper hitching to the back of the tractor; placing chains over the tractor's rear axle to pull a load, and attempting to control excessive loads on hills and highways. Knapp says too many young- sters are allowed to operate tractors in \unfamiliar situations.\ Some are permitted to drive alone on high- ways when their experience has been limited to field work. Accidents among older farmers can be attributed to lack of con- centration and slower reaction to emergencies. t Boston Pops To Be At RPI Field House Jan. 6 The Boston Pops tour orchestra, under the direction of the dynamic Arthur Fiedler, will appear at the RPI Field House, Troy, Tuesday evening, Jan. 6, at 8:30 p. m. One of the most popular at- tractions ever to appear at the RPI Field House, the Pops will play a varied selection of light classics, march tunes and popular melodies. The Field House will be the first stop \on the Pops' sixth annual tour of the United States and will begin Arthur Fiedler's 30th anniversary ias the conductor of the Pops. I The music of the Boston Pops is familiar wherever light music is loved and appreciated. More than 150 best selling; records is positive proof of the orchestra's fame. When the Pops' recording company recent- ly issued a list of its 101 all-time best sellers, the Pops recordings, under Fiedler's direction, led the list with IS records* more than twice as many as any other artist. The Boston Pops tour orchestra is a direct outgrowth of the success of the Pops at home'in Boston. They will appear only once this season in this area, at the RPI Field House, Troy, Tuesday evening, Jan. 6, at 8:30 o'clock. Education For Success During the new year we hope to offer you greater service' in appreciation pf many kindnesses shown us by our customer in 1958. Best of luck in 1959. HOWARD SCHELL interior — PAINTING — Exterior mm mho. 1-8123 Altamont, N. Y. (From the Michigan Times) The Little Red Schoolhouse taught little about.how our economic system operates, and it didn't matter much Business was the specialty of husi- nessmen, and if they understood it no one else needed to. TEoday, when many 1 decisions which affect the economy are made in'-politics, every voter needs some economic 1 education so that he can determine what candidates make sense on the subjects of taxes, busi- ness regulation, labor, and related subjects. -, -' •, ,-•• ,' Wrong guesses, based on prejudice or ignorance, can bring on govern* ment-made hard times. They can we.aken- the, economy in the coffl war. And they can even put the thoughtless voter right out of a job. Will your child, sometime in his school years; learn what makes our economy tick? If your school doesn't have such a course, you and other parents should insist that.it adopt one. Your, child's future and your country's prosperity will depend upon what he knows. By Orlo J. Northrup Do you remember some of* the personnel from this area'who made political history in Albany city and county through the 90's and into the early 1900's? Among them were: County Clerk Luther Warner, of Warner's Lake; County Clerk James Melvin Borth- wick (later of Borthwick's Hotel), Huntersland; Albany Penitentiary Superintendent Chester F. Dear- styne (father of Albany Hardwire' and Iron Co. Bill and the' ; 5Ste Helen), of Reidsville, and later..wife his family the occupant of the. jast large white house in Thacher, Park- Wallace Peasley, West Mountain'; sheriff after the Maiden. Lane jsh was discontinued and the. old '^P|h\ became the county jail (he was, ; ;ai|b a former Town of Berne super- visor); District Attorney -ZeD|lM Dyer, East Berne; Suprerne^<^ua Justice Harold J. Hinman, 'a 'per§ manent Warner's Lake summer res- ident through life after his marj^g^S. to the late Lucy Warner; Supreme Court Justice Ellis J^Staley, wfiose roots - - weTe'-- irt \^Si^harie \ fr>fjky*t Cpunjy Ju^.gjrX^t: t?a$up,Tj$!£j who spent his boyhood a mile sbove Warner's Lake, and Albany Cninty Coroner' Arthur S. Tohmpkns df Berne. These last two named gentlemen are still with us, and Mr. Tompkins is still coroner. He was, also a Town of Berne Supervisor at one time. While in office, the Peasley fam- ily attended our church, the First Christian in Chestnut St., Albany, and Superintendent Dearstyne made a business of walking through the park or having a \trusty\ drive him over with the black team and sur- rey to pick up a few groceries or. leave an order to be delivered and' have a chat with my father, who- ran the grocery store. After his- term of office expired, they were cur- regular customers, first at their Hamilton St. home and later\ atl Madison Ave. and Willet St., where- I called on Mrs. Dearstyne for herl order and delivery daily. Another man who spent his youuV in South Berne was the late John'- D. White, who did not go to Albany! but became a lawyer and move&'to; Altamont where she spent thejesti of his life. He and County clerk' Borthwick followed each other iif\fjie : general store on the site of the present Clifford Vincent establish- ment in South Berne. My fatjjer was employed by each of them% turn before they migrated from \ihe hill. It was my father's first place' of employment when he was iijyi 14 years old. He eventually 'J.': quired the store, before selling ^out and moving to the city. •>: So you can see, the old Heldijr- berg has produced some illustridUs citizens of whom she should be m' ly proud. V? • This is accurate to the best of\ny memory and information nwi others, although in some of these wanderings I have some omissions and occasionally an incorrect state- ment, for which I am willing to' ho forgiven. As I look around for k formation from others, I find there are hardly any old timers to jret it from. Nevertheless, the letters anfl verbal comments I get are an a.<T surance that some of the folks en£v it, which is ample pay for the »fX£ it takes. HUDSON COAL Exclusive scientific development called the \CHEMI-COAT\ process improves combustion, provides more heat for your money. 382 BROADWAY, MENANDS — Make Reservations for NEW YEAR'S EVE Phone Albany 3-5617 ;o»»»»i»»»»»»«»:»K»»»»i»»»:»mnmt««rmt»:»:»»»tw»»}i»»>»r. CPP Tnurr ample pay for the effort HANOI-WORKERS 4-H CLUB The Handi-Workers 4-H ClubhSr? a Christmas party on Dec 20, S 12 members present. The prS included games, a grab-bag and*? freshments. . * re ' meeting will be held The club is planning a vtoL Freihofer's Bakery.. »*--=- --'.«> ing. The next meeting Saturday, Dec. 27. M arie Hofjji. HOLIDAY GUESTS Cornell scientists at Geneva are working on a. spray to control the red banded leaf ' roller, a major pest Of apples in the state. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rifey of !!!; ^. and_fcs7^FrahklSn Ste^ Massena are the holiday tS ^ Mrs Pilot,',, k™« i^TVL. eue «» Of Mrs Riley's brother-in-law 5 aM j* ter, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin g^-*\ son, Klink Rd., Guilderland. We will, look to the new fv gress for many things, but nottaS' ing the debt limit. We'll m.!**\ • ourselves, -Changing j^gf that SEE THE -New Year In AT — I OSBORN'S CORNERS — JUNCTION 146 & 158 ALTAMONT, N. Y. ••••• Open All Night — No Cover Charge Fun for Everyone — Party Favors ' Breakfast Served - PIZZA OUR SPECIALTY - RALPH COX, Manager ii ALTAMONT OPEN JFriday Nights Until 9 P. M. SUNDAYS — 10 H. M. to 4 P. M. CORNER MAIN ST. & ALTAMONT BLVD. \ WMvibUAUY / \ OWNED / FOOD €» T'f^ O & C Z COMUHW \ HAWAIIAN 46 Oz. Can SSHORFINE -- SLICED OASTAISIET Stuffed Olives 6V 2 Oz. Jar LIPTON SOUP MIXES /CHICKEN NOODLE or TOMATO VEGETABLE 2-Pack Carton BEEF VEGETABLE or ONION JSOOP* . 2 Pkgs. for GREEN PEA 2 Pkgs. for 33c 33c 33c , Large 4 Selection BROCCOLI SPEARS, Ms Eye LEAF SPINACft Birds Eye... ERYERS, Birds Eye GRAPE JUICE, Welch's ... 2 Pk$ 49c 2Pkgs.39c 2 L)h|.Pkg^ $115 .. Two 6 Oz. tyns J9c OSCAR MAYER Ready to Eat HOME DRESSED BONELESS SIRLOIN ARMOUR'S STAR CORN KING To Eat 1-Lb. 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