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Acton Concord Enterprise (Newspaper) - August 7, 1918, Acton, Massachusetts ERPRISE VOLUME XXX. 4c PER COPY. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1918 NUMBER 50 Dodge A pleasing combination of smartness and comfort The Coupe is built complete in Dodge Brothers works. It is a combination of artistic ideas, completely and harmoniously designed. Like the Sedan, it is easily converted to suit any form of weather. It is a simple matter to raise and lower the windows, and when in place they are tight, secure and thoroughly weatherproof,with no cracks or chinks for biting winds in winter or rain or dust in summer. It will pay you to visit m and The gasolene consuinptiou is unusually low Tho tire mileage ia unusually high Sedan or Coupe, $1425 Touring Car, Roadster or Commendai Car, $985 (All prices f. o. b, Detroit) MAYNARD WEST ACTON f-Maxweli iwh Car Is in good shape and runs well 9íé~Biiick 4 cyL, 5 pass. äÄÄ Touring Caí $500 1915-Ford Touring Car $35® Is in Al condition and a fine driver Miss Cecelia O'Toole, Grant st., is visiting Mrs. J. E. Powers at Winchester, N. H. Miss Erline Soar of Roxbury is tho guest of Mrs. Alice Panton and daughter Ethel this week. Mrs. Anna Weeks of Marlboro is substituting as telegrapher at the Boston & Maine station this week. John Alden, telegrapher at tho Boston & Maine station, is on a week's vacation from liis duties this week. Miss Lucy Ward, Linden St., was the guest of friends in Boston a few days of the past week. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Anton Mattson, Glendale St., at the Deaconess hospital Wednesday night. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jordan, Brooks st., Thursday night. Rev. Mr. Holden of Watertown occupied the pulpit at the Congregational church Sunday morning. Word was received during the ■week that Private William Batsford had arrived safely overseas. Irving J. Ramsdell of Haverhill has been appointed local agent of the American Railway Express Co. 'Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Couglilan expect to occupy their now home on Brooks st. the latter part of this week. Watson Connor, Main st., reported Tuesday for duty as 4th class cook in the Naval Reserves. 'Mrs. Thomas French and two children are visiting the former's sister, Mrs. Ralph Hill of Newport, R. I., for two weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stockbridge and children, Barbara and Willis, were the week end guests of Mr. and M"rs. C. N. Canfield at Lowell. Misses Anna and May Reardon of Maiden were the guests during the week of Mr. and Mrs. William McGow-an, Waltham st. Privates William Lowney and Fred Fairbanks of the Medical Supply corps, Camp iMeade, Maryland, were home on a short furlough over the week end. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hastings, Mrs. William Strout and Mrs. Hattie Hastings returned the early part of the week, after a vacation spent at Warwick. Miss Nettie Taylor, Walnut St., secretary of the School for ^ocial Workers at Boston, is on vacation which she is spending at Lake Champlain, Vt. John J. Gallagher of the Mounted Military Police 2f>th Division, France, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gallagher, Park St., has heen promoted to corporal. . . James Cronin has been promoted from first class seaman to water ten-dor on board the U. S. S. Birmingham, according to word received the past | week. | Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Wilson of Springfield are the happy parents of a baby born July 19. Mrs. Wilson was formerly Miss Irene Mallin-son of tills town. • 'Mrs. Wm. Brindley' narrowly escaped serious injury when she fell downstairs at her home Wednesday. She received some bruises and cuts and was badly shaken up. Mrs. Andrew Trimbell and daughter of IJnionville, who were the week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas 'Cuddy, Grant st., motored to Camp Dev-ens Sunday and visited the former's, son, Private Trimbell. The Finnish Workingmen's Association held a Junior Athletic meet at. Workers' park, l-uffer rd., .Saturday afternoon, at which athletes from Fitch-burg, Boston, Worcester and Jersey City competed. Private Bert Doel, who enlisted in the Canadian army from Maynard while moving up near the front line in France, recently ran into his old chum, Sid Scott, who is attached to a regiment in his division. Word was received this week from Private Edward Mahoney, who has heen in the front line trenches and out again on repose. With Private Samuel Meade, he left Maynard for military service in February and was sent across shortly after, being assigned to a regiment at Camp Dix. IN MERCHANT MARINE The black Hcq are working havoc in the gardens. On Aug. 1, the electric carfare to Maynard was raised to 12c. Word comes that John Coughlin has arrived safely in Franco. Mrs. H. H. Gardner was a recent guest at the home of A. H. Perkins. J. A. Goding is on his annual vacation from the store of C. H. Mead Co. Everett B. Coolidge has moved into the tenement vacated by Joseph Bernier Miss Irma Durlcee has gone to Lake Winnipesaultee, where she is enjoying camp life. Mi. and Mrs. R. L. Sheppard of Lowell are the happy parents of a baby daughter, born Sunday at tho Corey hospital, Lowell. Mr. and ,Mrs. H. Benjamin Smith are the parents of a baby daughter, b'orn at the Deaconess hospital, Concord, tast week. Re' and Mrs. L. G. Morris and two children, with Mr. and Mrs. George E. Holton, are camping a few weeks at Fort Pond. 1LEG CUT WITH AXE CONCORD D. S..Kennedy cut his leg with an axe at Hall Bros. Co. mill last week. Dr. Tasker took a few stitches to close the wound. INJURED FINGER A. Stanley Hall injured his finger at tho mill of his father with- a boring machine Friday, while assisting with the work. Dr. Christio dressed the wound. NORTH ACTON The Sunside Farm Co. of North Acton has enlarged their factory and are rushing their blueberries. Owing to the demand for the goods, the factory has not closed during the year past. Macone Bros, sold a Maxwell touring car to Miss Conant recently. James Flnigan has resigned from the Concord' lire department. Martin Helsher has a new Maxwell truck purchased of Macone Bros. James. Cullinan was homo from Cam]) Devens over tho week end. Mrs. John Hunt of Hopldnton is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Hunt. F. C. Rockwood is enjoying a .veok'a vacation from Ills duties a3 expressman on the railroad. Harry Patterson is the nev. nol iceman, being recently chosen by the selectmen. Daniel Hennesey lias concluded his services with the Concord fire department. Mr. and Mrs. Newton Gross are visiting relatives in Portland, Me., making the trip by automobile. Frank 'Mticdonald has resumed his work at the fire station after a two weeks' vacation. The dance held In Bedford Saturday night for tho Camp Devens boys attracted a number from this town. i'homus Byron and family have moved from Court lane to Dorchester. A baby boy arrived at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Philip Flavin Tuesday of last week. Mrs. Augusta M. Foss is visiting friends in town, coming on from Gol-orada Springs, where she has made her home for the past few years. J. J. Kellier of Lincoln is tho new policeman' at the Junction, taking the place made vacant by the resignation of Officer Killham. Rev. Ernest C. Bartlett of Dracut occupied the pulpit of the Trinitarian Congregational church Sunday morning. Miss Gertrude Townsend is out again after being confined to her home for several weeks with diphtheria. BEDFORD Howard Davis of Boston spent tho week end In town with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Gugllette and family were week end guests of relativos. "Broadway Jones" at Loxington park is certainly making a hit, introducing all the new popular song hits. Mrs. Frank Davis of New York was the guest of Mrs. George Davis on last Saturday and Sunday. Miss l ee of Lexington spent tho weolc end with Mìbs Sarah Walsh ;.t hor home on Main st. A party of friends from this town attended a performance of Mitzi in "Head Over Heels" at tho Tromont theatre during the past week. ENTERTAINED SOLDIERS CONCORD JUNCTION Over 200 Wore Present Saturday Evening—8oldlera Appreciative AUTOED THROUGH MAINE Hon. Rolfe Bradbury and Mrs. S. D. Smith have just returned from an automobile trip through Maine. While at Woodstock, Me., they were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bradbury. They made the 200 mile trip through in a day, going and coming. At the old Bradbury homestead, on Spruce mountain, they had tho novol-ty of eating their lunch, sitting down' by the side of bear tracks that were made since the night before. Torrey & Vialle, Inc. Wain and Walden Streets Concord, Mass. TELEPHONE 245R or 8622 ■Charles Warren, clerk at the P. H. DeLee drug store, announced this week that William H. Trumpolt has been accepted by the U. S. Shipping Board for Merchant 'Marine Training Service. Mr. Warren, who Is the Maynard agent of the Shipping Board, said, "In these times it is essential that the crews of the American merchant marnie carrying war supplies overseas or coastwise he loyal Americans. From its Atlantic training fleet, from now on, none but citizens between 21 and 30 are eligible to volunteer for the Merchant Marine Training Service. The local men may enroll at our store. Men accepted will be paid while training. So long as they are regularly in the Merchant Marine service they will not be called for military duty." VISITING SON IN SERVICE Mrs. Catherine Cook, Maple st., left Saturday for a week or ten days' so journ at Old Orchard beach and Portland, Me. During her stay she will have an opportunity to be in the company of her son, Private Elmer Cook, who Is stationed at Ft. Preble, Portland. Mrs. Dockerty accompanied her. AMOUNTS RECEIVED Mrs. William Litchfield, treasurer of the Maynard Soldiers' fund, acknowledges the receipt this week of $15.31 from the Drawer-in and Spooler room employes of the Assabet millB and $50 from the Junior class of M. H. S. t toe proceeds p| the Junior Prom, and sidewalk SUDBURY lias Richard Welsh has gone to Prov-incetown. 'Miss Helen Bent of Medfleld been visiting relatives in town. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Perry spent Sunday at Nantasket. Mrs. David Landin is entertaining her sister and family. Miss Gertrude Stone is spending a week at Walter Sawin's in Hyde Park. The next Grange meeting will be observed as "housekeepers'" night It is hoped there will be a good attendance. 'Sunday morning the pastor at tho Unitarian church preached from the text: "If I am lifted up all men -will he drawn unto me." Mr. and Mrs. ¡Millard Filmore and son, Robert Gerry Filmore, were the guests at Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gerry's Sunday. Mrs. Alice Cox Phlpps and family of North Easton were guests of Mrs. S. J. White last week, also called on other relatives here. DANCING PARTY HELD A dancing party for the Harvard Radio school boys was held in Bemla hall, Lincoln, Saturday night, and was attended by a number of the young ladies of this town.. The hall was tastefully decorated for the occasion with red, white and blue. During the evening refreshments of punch and cookies were served. On Saturday evening about 200 soldiers connected with the Base hospital at Camp Devens wore entertained by the townspeople. The affair was under the supervision of tho Bedford Committee on Public Safety. Tho soldiers arrived "by auto at Wilson park early in the evening, where they, were met by the local homo guard and were escorted to Bedford center. They paraded through tho principal streets, then returned to the common where they disbanded. Thé rMUtaiy orchestra from the camp gavt, a short concert on the common, after which the party adjournel to the town hall for dancing. The original flag, carried in the Revolution at the battle of Lexington and Concord, was on exhibition in tho lower town hall during the evening. 'Refreshments were served free to the boys during the dance and at 11 o'clock. After the dancing was over a collation was served at tho Unitarian church on the common. That tho affair was a complot© success and that the boys appreciated the entertainment was proved by the hearty three cheers given hy the boys at the close of the entertainment. THREE NAMED In tho announcement of personnel of 45 community labor boards for Concord, the following were named chairman representing public, Charles Francis Adams; representing management, Charles W. Allen; representing employes, James J". Mara. Tho board is appointed for the purpose of assisting the State directors in determining important matters of policy and in seiections of the community labor toares. MAYNARD Continued intorest Is manifest In tho Tuesday ovening prayer meeting. Como in and enjoy the hour with us. Rev. Elbridge C. Whiting of Sudbury will occupy tho pulpit Sunday, Aug. 11. HiB many friends In this community will he glad to hear him onco more. All church lovers and those having no regular church homo aro cordially Invited. Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn Wright left on Tuesday for tholr homo in Orleans, Vt., aftor a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wright. They wore accompanied by Mrs. Ernest Green and children who aro to visit rolatives In Barton, Vt. 'Mr. and Mrs. iLiiuren ICingman and children roturned Friday from an automobile trl to Augusta, Mo. Tlioy also visited at various other places on the way and report a splendid trip without a mishap to tho machine. Mrs. W. A. • Curloy and clilldi;on, Frances and William, loft Wednesday for a few days' stay at Kennebunlc beach, Me. Mr. and Mrs. A. Myetto aro rojoic-itlg over the arrival of a little son, born Saturday at the Doaconoss hospital. Both mother and son aro do : Irig well. Dr. R. N. Woodwortli will be pleased to see any of his Concord Junction friends at the office of Dr. Richberg, Boylston st., Boston, whero ho has full charge during tho month of August. John H. Adams Ib having a week's respite from his duties at tho store. Jamos Nagle returned Monday after a few days' visit at the summer homo of his daughter, Mrs. W. Carleton at Mogansetf, returning with 'Mrs. Naglo who has been spending the past few weeks there. Mrs. John Killoran is visiting her daughter, MrB. James Kenna, at Peak's iBland, Me. Mr. and Mrs. Tracey Omar and son Tracey of Dorchester and the Misses Florence and Constance Mitchell of Worcester were week end guests of Mrs. Thomas Connell. R. J. Stevenson is having tt two weeks' vacation from his duties at tho Reformatory. THREE BOSTON MEN INJURED When Auto Left the Main Road and Crashed Through Fence MET SATURDAY Saturday afternoon the Wayside Inn chapter, D. A. R„ met at the church. The hostesses were Miss Sarah E. Pratt, Miss Inez Perry, Miss Almira Clark, Miss Ellen Clark, Mrs. Lorilla Sanders. Punch, cake and fancy crackers were served. Miss Perry read an intei ,ng article on the origin of the formation of the order of the D. A. R. There was a good attendance. PLEASANT GATHERING Mrs. Emma Barker had a pleasant gathering at her house April 2, which included Mrs. Charles Nelson, Mrs. Charles Tenney, Mrs. Euriah Tuttle, all cousins, and a friend, Miss Bailey. They came by automobile from her old home in Sterling. A picnic lunch was served at noon. MAYNARD KNOCKED DOWN BY AUTO Phyllis Quirk of West Acton Injured Friday Evening Miss Phyllis Quirk of West Acton, daughter of Thomas Quirk, waB knocked down and run over by an automobile on Nason st. in front of the W. X. Macurda store Friday evening and it is reported two ribs were broken. At this point ^he car for the Actons on the C. M. & H. stops and while there the trafllc is somewhat congested, especially on the "busy nights of the week, at which time it is not an unusual sight to see pedestrians jumping as they dodge vehicles, making their way between the car Mrs. Ida Murphy, Elm st., roturned Saturday after a two weeks' vacation spent with relatives at Rockvllle. Mrs. Albert Axford and daughter Mildred, Hillside st., are sojourning at Revere beach where they plan to spend two weeks. Alexander McDowell spent the week end at his home in Reading. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Jones of Lowell were the guests over the week end of relatives here. Private Albert Hodges of the Medical corps, stationed at Fort Banks, spent the week end with his mother, Mrs. Ada Hodges, Maple st. Helen Crowell of New Haven left Saturday for her home, after a week spent as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. George Elson, Brooks st. Emmanuel Taylor, Everett St., preached at the morning service of the Clinton Methodist church, Sunday. After the services with Benjamin Townsend and Nathan Crowder, the pr.rt morored to Leominster and visited frientJ. Rev. Charles F. Parsons, pastor of the M. E. church, preached at the M. E. church at Westboro Sunday, in exchange with the Rev. Mr. Martin, who preached at the morning service here. Word was received this week that Privates Albert Whalen and Thomas Smith have arrived safely overseas with the 76th division. Mrs. Edward Smith of Bridgeport, Ct, is visiting the Misses Nagle, Main st. Three Boston men were injured and the other men from the same city badly shaken up early last Sunday afternoon, when tho automobile in which tliey wore riding along tho main highway between Bedford and Con cord, left the roadway at the curve near the West Bedford bridge, ond crashed through the stout fence and plowed through the soft ground parr way down a steep embankment. Witnesses pay the machine was travoling at Vigh speed. . • The injure:; were William A. Rin-ter, operator of ihe automobile, who resides at. 11-64 Washington st., Boston, hand cut; John Edgerton, 2Ç2G Washington st., Boston, left shoulder and right leg injured; Edwin A. Paul 68 Sheridan ave., Jamaica Plain, left yeg injured. GIRL HURT BY AUTO WILL TAKE LONG TIME Letters received this week from Private John W. Taylor, U. S. M. C. who waB shot through the right arm at Chateau Thierry, on June 11, brings the information that the "arm is in about the same condition an that it will take months to get it back as it has to take its own time." Private Taylor also says he is up and dressed with the help of tho boys and he is waiting to get a pass to see Paris. He reports that he can use all the fingers of his right hand. UNION SERVICES Rowena Lowney, four years old, of Harrison st., Maynard, was injured shortly before non last Sunday, when she was knocked down and run over by an automobile owned and operated by Mrs. Anna Fuller, 83 Willov ave., West Somerville. MAYNARD NURSE FOR HOlVIE SERVICE Ethel Howard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Howard, East st., enlisted as a Red Cross nurse for Naval Homo Training service thiB week and expects to be called to active service next month. Miss Howard 1b a graduate of Framingham hospital and for the past three years has been assis tant superintendent of nurses at the Ware hospital. FOR SALE—A gasoline engine, pump and fiame work and tank of 60 barrel capacity. Just the thing for farm or dwelling. Inquire of Mrs. Indiana Back, Westvale, Mass., near slaughter house. MAYNARD HAD FAMILY REUNION Tho Misses Sheehan of Worcester, Mrs. Elizabeth Mahoney of Roxbury, John'Sheehan and family of Providence and, Donald Sheehan and family of Amsterdam, N. Y., were the'guests of Mrs. Susie Sheehan, Pleasant at., and Mrs. Julia May and family, Summer ¿t„ during the week. They attended the second annual reunion o£ the Sheehan family of America, held at the farm of Jeremiah Sheehan at Concord Junction, Sunday. Miss Julia Sheehan, Glendale st., was secretary of the family records the past year. MOTORED TO VERMONT Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Hilferty and son Richard, in company with John H. Lawton, editor ot the Burlington News, motored to Burlington, Vt,, where they were the guests of the latter for a week. During their stay, with Mrs. John Lawton and Miss Margaret Follon of Concord, who was visiting the Lawtons, they motored through Canada, stopping for a while at Montreal. ALL WELL JOHN A. «AN Letters from overseas arrived the latter part of the week ar the early part of this week in goodly numbers. All bring tidings that at the time of writing the Maynprd srtldiers were well. Private Joseph Kaler writes that he has gained five pounds In weight since donning the khaki. AUCTIONEER Concord. Mass. Auction Sale THURSDAY, AUG. 15th, 1918 AT 1.30 P. M. •4 I will sell for A .J. Carson, 9 Hancock ave., Lexington, Mass., 3 single top Express Wagons, Traverse Runner Pung, Harnesses, Garden Tools, Household Furniture. TERMS CA SH. at 1 .3® P. Ml. Union services of the Congregational and Methodist Episcopal churches will be held next Sunday at the Congregational church. Beginning September 1 and continuing until April 1 of next year, union services of both churches will be held at the Congregational church with the Rev. tillarles F. Parsons, pastor of the combined congregations. Monday, Aug. 12, 191«», I will sell at Tuttle's Stable, W alden st., Concord, Mass, 1 Gr. Mare, 1400 lbs., extra good farm or business horse, 1 Jersey Cow and Calf, fresh . Aug. 3, exceptionally nice family cow, Single Dump Cart, Express Wagon, Single and Double Harnesses, Trailer for Ford car, capacity 1500 lbs., also Household Furniture, consigned by a party that moved away from Concord. Bureaus, Wrting Desk, Bed s. Stoves, Refrigerator, Tables, LampB, Several Boxes and Barrels from stor age and many articles not mentioned here. TERMS CASH. f- JOHN A. FINIGAN, Auctioneer CONCORD, MASS. Office 13-r-TELEPHONE—404W Residence
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