Altamont Enterprise, May 1, 1914
TO ISSUE BIG ROAD GUIDE. Automobile Association to Issue Chart Covering More Than 15,000 Miles — First of Its Kind Given.
A complete road guide of the State of New York covering more than 15,000 miles will be issued by the New York State Automobile Association for the touring season of 1915, according to an announcement made recently at the close of a meeting of the executive committee in Albany, when a contract was closed with the Scarborough Co., of Indianapolis for making the Guide.
The Guide will be the first of its kind ever published for this state and will be of great importance to motorists. It was announced by Roland Ford, secretary of the club, that a special Albany edition of the Guide would be issued with complete details of the roads about Albany. The matter of the proposed Guide was taken up with the New York City clubs.
It was decided at the meeting of the executive committee to make a statewide tour of New York in the middle of July for the purpose of visiting all the local clubs and affiliated bodies. The object of the trip will be to bring these local clubs closer to the State organization.
Those who were at the meeting included A. J. Deer of Hornell, president of the association; Melvin T. Bender, general counsel; Walter E. Finke, secretary; W. W. Smith of Johnstown; Frank Baucus of Troy, and Roland Ford, secretary of the Albany club.
WOMAN’S SUFFRAGE PARADE. Will Be Held Albany On The Afternoon of June 6th, and Will Be Followed By Meeting.
The “big thing” in the line of Suffrage activities in Albany just now, is the Suffrage parade which will take place on the afternoon of June 6th, to be followed by a giant mass meeting that evening in Odd Fellows’ hall, at which several prominent out of town Suffragists will speak. The parade will form at 2:30 and move promptly at 3:00, and all indications point to a successful accomplishment of the desired result — one thousand women in line for Suffrage.
Many of the larger cities of the U. S. have had Suffrage parades and the amount of interest in the “Vote For Women” cause awakened by them, has more than justified the expenditure of time and strength.
The parade planned by the Albany Suffragists, under the direction of the Empire State Campaign Committee, is not only for Albany, but for the whole of the eastern part of New York State and delegations from Altamont, Cobleskill, Middleburgh, Coeymans, Schoharie, and Schenectady, as well as Rensselaer and Troy, are hoped for. Unless there are 500 marchers in line, the parade will not move, but the limit of the number of marchers is not set at 1,000.
The costumes for the marchers is a white skirt and waist, with yellow insignia, and a white Continental hat with yellow cockade.
Committees have been formed for all the various occupational groups of marchers, and enrollments are coming in steadily.