Altamont Business March 11, 1921

Dancing Trousers



What may possibly have been a really critical incident occurred on Troutner’s pond close to Westerlo, Feb. 17, when an auto belonging to Clinton Swarthout of Westerlo broke by means of the ice though producing towards the shore with a load of ice for the Reformed church Ladies’ Aid ice home. All the neighborhood had turned out to fill the house, but no ice was put into the residence that day, as it took all afternoon to extricate the truck from its predicament. The rear conclude of the equipment went by way of the ice so that aspect of it was completely submerged. The front close saved its nose pretty effectively over the water line right up until a Ford tractor helped to drag the truck out, when the ice at that point broke, creating the get the job done of hauling, hoisting and pulling by adult males and tractor doubly hard. 

A long pole was slipped under the front conclude of the truck and numerous males put their bodyweight on it to hoist. One by just one the gentlemen still left the pole until only one particular was left: his bodyweight unsuccessful to continue to keep the pole in position and that a single male conquer all flying documents as the pole tossed him into the air, from whence he descended with a splash into the icy water. But none the even worse for his tub, he speedily went back again to his work of hoisting. The truck was introduced the moment more to land not a great deal the even worse for its experience, and with no major incident besides that a single guy acquired so soaked it was found vital to heat his — well, his trousers, in an work to dry them, by keeping lighted matches at that locale. 



A Washington’s birthday leisure was held in the M. E. church on the eve of the 22nd, consisting of tableaux and musical picks underneath the capable route of Mrs. F. A. Wiltsie. Ice product and cake were being served and the sum of $17.15 was realized for the reward of the Sunday college. 



— The basement of the Masonic hall is becoming reworked by obtaining a new metal covering placed in excess of the total ceiling, which will insert considerably to the visual appearance of this area made use of for banquets and social gatherings. 

— About thirty residents of Altamont attended the Gluck-Zimbalist concert at the armory, Albany, Wednesday evening. 


QUAKER Avenue. 

Edwin Wilber studies the new branch of his company, that of upholstering and fixing, as rising. 



The straw journey and roast beef supper last Friday night time proved a most delightful affair. The corporation, consisting of 20 couples, still left Slingerlands at 8 o’clock, arriving at Hart’s resort, Bethlehem Heart, at 9:35. After an hour’s dancing, a great roast beef supper was served. At the conclusion of the supper, dancing was once more indulged in until eventually 1 o’clock. 

Songs for dancing was furnished by King’s orchestra of Delmar. 



Last Saturday evening what seemed like a big star was found in the east hanging there for some time, then disappeared. Afterward a streak of light like a flash of lightning shot again and forth across the sky. Any one who can solve the riddle make sure you send the response to the Company. 

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