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Acton Beacon (Newspaper) - January 2, 1945, Acton, Massachusetts JANUARY VoLI Benefit Whist in Town Hall Substantial Sum Netted A whist party for the benefit of The Acton Beacon was held at Town Tuesday Dec ember Because of slippery road conditions and inclement weather the attendance was limit ed to eight tables of whist and one of but the affair was a pronounced financial Many persons bought who could not to boost the new home town Many worthwhile prizes were donated by merchants and individ A carton of cigarettes was won by Daniel West with boxes of rare Christmas ribbon candy going to Miss Gladys Bancroft of the Cent and Miss Dorothy Davis of West Perry Marble of West Acton won first prize at Whist winners were Benjamin Clare Marie Miss Lillian Marion William William Continued on Page 3 Old Major Meets His Last Adventure Quin Escapes Unhurt in Crash When a moving automobile and a Local Boy Wins Highest Air Honors John Anderson Home On Well Earned Leave Many Property Changes During the Past Year New Businesses and Home Owners Come To Swett Acton Although the building of new homes in Acton has been at a standstill due to the quick scanning of records over the past year show many sales of property to and many more changes of residences within the As long as the urge to move every Spring remains a human character population will not remain at a It seems to have increased expects horse to Old William Kelleys sable did lose but he gave a good account of Wilda driving from West Acton towards Concord on Massachusetts one dark night recently was startled to see the black bulk of an animal loom suddenly within the radius of her She but could not avoid crashing into Major took it standing al though mortally was still on his feet when police ar Chief Foley dispatched him with a quick The car completely careened to the side of the crossed the sidewalk and came to rest on James Bakers property opposite the High Quin and escaped un Major had been tied in his through long years of experi had learned to untie the tightest He ambled out looking for and un fortunately found Major Anderson Receives Silver Star from Group Commander James Knapp Legion Auxiliary Will Run Next Whis t The next whist for the benefit of the Acton is planned for January 16th at Ladies of the American Legion Auxiliary conduct the Charles South will head the assisted by Ellen Acton and Donald West A War Bond will be offered as the door There will also be table Play will start promptly at A picture of the woman or child who sells the largest num ber of tickets for this party will be published in our next Major John son of Carl Anderson of West 5s enjoying a wellearned leave after having completed fifty mis sions in the European area as commanding officer of a Liberator He is spejading his leave with his wife and six months old daughter in Major a graduate of Acton High School in gradu ated from West Point in Shortly afterwards he trans ferred to the Army Air He received his pilots wings the following December and reached the European Theater a year He was awardedthe Distinguish ed FlyingCross for leading an at tack on strategic enemy installa tions last July and bringing his squadron safely back to friendly territory without theloss of a man or He also holds the Air the Purple and his most recent the Silver The Major and Anderson were while he was train ing for combat An derson is a Georgia girl and at making her home in At lanta with ier small Major Andersons father to day John expects to be reas signed as soonas leave is and hopes to be sent against the Japs in the South Arriving in Baltimore to attend the last ArmyNavy the young mans father was over whelmed to find his son waiting at the railroad station to greet Miss Annie of and Ralph of East were married on the latters recent return from over The bridegroom has report ed back to Liquor Stores Return To Acton Contest foi Licenses Peppy and Amusing The recent election brought out the facto that Acton wants package Although Acton Center went dry on all three South Acton lined up for wet goods by a large marjority and West Acton voted wot by a small Recently it was announced by the Selectmen that licenses to sell package liquor had been issued to Dewey of the and to Lester West South Acton scratches its head and wonders but in the main the public seems satisfied with the Amusing and ridiculous rumors were current at the time applica tions were being with stories concerning many innocent persons rife about For ex ample Chief Foley and James both notoriously anti were supposed to have ap plied fpr a license to operate in South Acton Hosea Gould and Leo Roche were said to have been dickering to buy the ticket booth on the fair grounds to set up business in the Center Miss Mar jory of the Rationing Board staff was reported to have inquired into the cost of having a building MacKinnons property moved down next to the State Police unsuspectingly moved a building to his property on Great road for toy manu facturing and rumor had it he was going to sell wet Nagog News Frank Braman was supposed to have bought the Crows Nest with the idea of mak Clark Injured Lawrence Clark received painful abdominal and knee in juries last week when his car was crowded off the road on a bad curve on School South Ac The physician was respond ing to a Concord call in his ca pacity of Medical Examiner when the accident He was taken to the Emerson Hospital by Chief Foley in the police cruiser and was held for He was released later in the His car was badly Although Clarks condition was such he was advised not to return to later on the same day he requested Chief Foley to take him to Concord to the call he was on The followin reseivinsr p T Champion Ticket Seller The last census in 1940 gave a figure of The last rationing registration was upwards of exclusive of the almost 300 men and women in the The American Cyanamid Com panys holdings in South Acton ajid Maynard have been sold in great part to Fletcher of Although the Company still maintains the office and a certain part of the property for its the Eastern Farmers Ex change is established on Concord The old building adjacent to Laffins Garage has been pur chased by the Ark Com from the Houghton and the manufacture of wooden farm butter molds is being conducted The building has been re modelled and is now a modern place of The Town of Acton has bought the property at the rear of Town Jail from the Acton Agricul ing a quick Continued on Page 3 Harry Morse With two uncles and a father in the United States a young man of eleven can go to school and bask in their This was too passive a part for Harry Morse to When the first whist party was planned by this Harry got out and sold tickets to every one in town who looked as though he might have fifty Harry came out on top of all other sellers with even score of The young man is a pupil in the sixth grade of the South His former selectman George is at present on Shore Patrol in One of his Carrol former Chief of Police of is on duty in New Another Merle is with the Navy in the South ings have been allotted to the ighway Department for and a portion has been set aside for a playground for the Center William Hinckley has purchased the property formerly owned by Martin Goodwin on Great The Goodwins ajre living opposite Hollands Garage in North The Garage is now being operated by Thomas of who is doing a lively business in used Neville Holland is in the and Noe formerly of are owners of Fergys Inn on Great They have renamed the attractive restaurant Louies At present the Crows Nest is not Red Acre farm formerly occupied by William has been sold to Margaret The Highs are living in New The Frank Holland home on South Main street has been sold to Amos Steel who occupies Jens Jenson has bought the Karl Jones property on Main Charles mother of sold her home on South Main street to Lawrence Winslow who is now living Major Edward station ed at purchased the El win Harris home on Prospect The MacDougall house on Arlington street is now owned by Urho Aho of The Mac Dougalls have moved to Jamaica Charles Bartlett and family live in the Warren Davis Seneca Springs building at the corner of Great and Pope The Louis Barnharts are living in the Davis Harry Smart Continued on Page 3
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