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   Acton Concord Enterprise (Newspaper) - August 28, 1918, Acton, Massachusetts                                 NTERPRISE  VOLUME XXXI.  •poacorrl FVeft t.ilwary JI TllF"-  4c PER COPY  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1918  NUMBER 1  O  o o o  o  o  ^  o  o  o <>  <ó>  o  o  o  o  A pleasing combination of  smartness and comfort  *  The Coupe is built complete in Dodge Brothefs 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.  WEST ACTON  The gasolene consumption is unuBualiy low  The tire mileage is unusually high  Sedan or Coupe, $1425 Touring Car, Roadster or Commercial Car, $985 (All prices f. o. b, Detroit)  Private Charles Smiley, Camp Devens, came home Saturday looking line. His friends talking to him wero toid that he had gained 10 pounds in his first five weeks at camp.  A. F. Blanchard has a new Franklin roadster.  Mr. and Mrs. Geo.' Y. Hutchins of btoneham spent Sunday with relatives in town.  Miss Ruth Hall is soon to enter tho Waltham training school for nurses.  Mrs. Mary I. Richardson and grandson, Harold Blake, spent the past week at Bridgeport, Ct„ with relatives  Mr. and Mrs. Charles ^Ewell of Stoneliam visited during the week at the home of Frank Mansir.  F. C. Nash, Esq., and eon, F. H. Nash of Newton, called on friends here Thursday. .  Miss Rebecca Croston of Haverhill is visiting at the home of her Bister, Mrs. Mary Stevens.  Mr. and Mrs. Bixby Woodward of Fitchburg are visiting at th6 home of B. E. Hall.  MAYNARD  CONCORD  USED  Traring  A good family oar  li?  $300 ♦  Mrs. John Bamford of Boston was tho Sunday guest of relatives here  Patrick McGrath is to pass part of his vacation in Portland, Me.  Miss Genevieve Coughlin was the visitor of friends in Worcester the latter part of last week.  Miss Helen Coughlin is spending this week as the guest of friends in Brockton.  Mrs. Stella Coolc and MiBS Mary Leithead are to spend their vacation on the shor<^ of Lake Mannacook, Me.  Miss Am. Johnson, Thompson st., spent the week end as guest of Boston friends at Revere bgach.  "Mrs. John E. Harris of Hartford, Ct., is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Williams, Concord st.  Fred Axford is spending his vacation with his family who are visiting relatives at ftqckvllle, Ct.  William Maley and Walter Mullin are spending the first of this week with relatives at Lynn.  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Spence and family are spending their vacation at Rocky Point, R. I.  Mrs. Janet Binns, Oak St., has purchased a house in Hudson from Thomas F. Mahoney.  Mrs. Arnold Lincoln and Mrs. John H. Bamford spent Sunday at Lexington park.  Mr. and Mrs. Otis Mott and Miss Marion - Lester of West Acton were the guests of relatives in town over Sunday.  «¡She National band conducted p concert and dance Saturday night in the Alku Temperance hall on Main Bt., at which there was a goodly attendance,  Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Ledgard, former residents here, visited M'r. and Mrs. Joseph Parkin,- Elm St., over the week end.  Miss Mary Shea of Brockton is on a short vacation, which she is' spending as the guest of Misses Mary and Grace Sweeney, Lincoln st.  Mr. and Mrs. John C. Brayden and sons, Walter and Francis, accompanied by Miss Margaret Dunn, are spending the week at their cottage at Lake Boon.  A large number <&f the Glemjale st Lutheran church members and' their families enjoyed a picnic Sunday at the cottage of Jacob Laurilla, Puffer pond.  Mr. and Mrs. Walter P. Taylor and son Junior are expected the latter part of this month for an extended visit with the former's mother, Mrs. Alberta Taylor, Maple ct.  Albert Trumbull, Main St., employed at :lie Connors' lunch wagon, goes to enter the service at Fort Upton tomorrow with the contingent from his home town of Spriagfield.  Albert Murphy left Sunday for a  hort visit wit'i relatives at Housaton-ic, where his wife and son are visiting The latter are to return with him after being there three weeks.  ' Miss Gladys Love was a recent guost of friends in Lowell.  Miss Florence Whitney was a recent guest of frionds in Lynn.  9   Miss Margaret Dee was a recent visitor at Hampton beach.  Frank Gerrity is taking an enforced vacation from his duties at the post-ofllce owing to sickness with the mumps.  Jarvis Derby was a visitor at tho home of his parents on Liberty st., recently.  Miss Mildred Bryant of Brockton, a former classmate of Miss Marion Moody at Wheelock's, was her recent guest.  Myron T. Carrigan of this town will judge the Holstein cattle at Brockton fair the first of October. He will also judge at the Cambridge fair, New York.  George A. Boynton, who has been at M. T. Carrigan's all summer, left the first of the week for an extended trip through Vermont, Now York and Canada.  The next meeting of the Coneord Grange comes Wednesdny evening, Sept. 4. It is to bo young people's night and is in charge of tho three stewards.  A baby boy was horn last week to Mr. and M*rs. Milton F. Hill of Edburg, Texas, named M'lton F. Hill jr. Mrs. Hill was a former Concord resident and will be remembered as Miss Jessie Wilson.  Steyens-Duryea Touring I  Car $500 J  Overhualed and  in good condition  ■Coupe 40 Touring  Electric lights and self-atarter  *  $400 §  Torrey & Viallc, Ine  ♦  Hain and Waiden Streets Concord, Mass. ♦  TELEPHONE 245R or 8622  HAD EXCITEMENT  Fine Work Done Division In  by Joseph Keyes-'Local Attack  MAYNARD  CONCORD JUNCTION  BEDFORD  Following is a copy of a letter from Sergt. Joseph B. Keyes, S. S. U. 631 Convois Autos, Par B. C. M., vtith ti'e American - Expeditionary Forceo in France:  July 30, 19X8. We had a little excitement just a week ago today .when our division in a local attack on about a five kilometer front helped by English tanks took between four and five kilometers In depth, three towns, 1850 prisoners, four 77's and about 33 machine guns It was a peach of an operation though our division and the tanks had rather heavy casualties, due to the fact that it was Impossible for the aviators to go up. When they came to a wood why a boche battery of 77's opened Are at zero range, which is point blank, so you can imagine what happened.  The prisoners wero sute one gooil looking bunch of men, even considering the fact that they had just, come up from R— where tfiey caught hell. They shipped them up here for a rest In a quiet sector, the'y got it all right. The most satisfactory part of all to us was. the fact that the boche never put a shell in all day. Every car was steady and there was only one breakdown, that was due to a stone flying up and hitting the oil petcoclt on the transmission casé, the result was the r < ran out and a bearing was burnt From one of our posts you could look across a little valley and see the boche, first line. The barrage started, the first line vanished and then through the rain you could catclf just a glimpse of the tanks going into action with the infantry spread out behind. The next thing we saw was that the barrage had lifted onto the second line and after that the rain shut out our view until suddenly we saw the boche prisoners running across the fields to get out of the way of their own shells, then our work  SUFFERED INJURIES  Walter Sarrela Hit by Automobile Thursday Morning—Leg Broken and Wrist Fractured  Walter, the seven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sarrela, 9 Arthur St., had a leg broken and a wrist fractured about 9 o'clock Thursday morning on Waltham st. He was hit by on auto owned and driven by Robert McGuiness of Sudbury. The driver of the auto states that the boy ran out from behind' a team and was struck by the fender of the machine.  Mr. McGuiness took the injured lad to the office of Dr. E. J. Flaherty, Main st., where he was treated and later drove him to his home. Then he explained the accident to Deputy Chief John Connors. He was coming along at a moderate rate of speed as the boy quickly darted in the path of the machine and he was unable to avoid hitting him. The deputy chief was satisfied that the driver's explanation was above board and he was not detained by the officer.  IS Y. M. C. A. SECRETARY  Albert Smith, Dartmouth st., Is spending his vacation at Buxton, Mo,  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sheridan liavo returned from their wedding tour.  Henry Price spent 'Saturday at Ro-vcre beach.  Robert J. O'Neil, Pino st., joined the U. S. Merchant Marine Saturday.  Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lerer and family are on an auto trip to New York.  Mrs. John E. Harris of New Haven, Ct., is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Williams, Concord st.  Henry Connors and son Paul were the guests of relatives at Templeton the RiBt few days of last week.  Miss Ella Demery and Walter Murray spent Sunday visiting friends and relatives at Clinton.  Miss Mae Murray, Main st., was the Sunday guest of Miss Mary Conlon at Lawrence.  Thomas Holiday of North Vassalbo-ro, Me., visited friends in town the first of this week.  Miss Pearl Beaton of Millbury is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Charles B. ICeene, Great rd.,  Mrs. William Johnson, Thompson st., is expected home from the Mass. General hospital this week, where she has been for some four weeks.  Miss Ethel Nordberg of Boston is at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John G'. Nordberg, Concord st., for tho rest of the summer. /  Mrs. Frank Crowley is Improving at the Deaconess hospital, where she presented her husb&nd a baby -daughter Friday morning.  Mrs. Joel Butterworth and- Miss Mary Butterworth, Summer st., are on a short visit with the former's son, Ernest, at Hingham.  Mr. and Mrs. Carl Storkbrldge and children, Barbara and ~V\tllis, have re< turned from a week's visit with Mr. and Mrs. John Dunning at Melrose.  Mi*, and Mrs. William Coulter, Brooks St., spent the week end as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. McDonough at Lynn.  Troop No. 1, Boy Scouts of America, are camping on the Sudbury river, under -the leadership of the Rev. A. D. Papineau at his summer home.  Gunner's Mate Anthony A. Luker of the U. S. S. Lansdale at Common wealth Pier, Boston, wis home over Sunday. '  Private James Gallagher of Camp Devens was home with his parents Mr. and Mrs. James Gallagher, Park st., over the week end.  Misses Mildred Morgan and Ma-belle Lowney are sojourning this week by the salt sea breezes of Revere beach. -  Albert Mlirphy, Nason st., was the pianist at the movies in Association hall. Concord Junction, Saturday night.  Seaman Raymond Smith of the U. S. S. Maury was with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Smith over the week end  Mr. and Mrs. William Gallagher of North Andover wore the week end guests of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Gallagher, Park st.  Leo White of the U. S. Naval Reserves at Bumpkin Island, was the week end guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John White, Percival st.  Mr. and :Mrs. Jesse Porter of Newton, former residents of Maynard, spent the week end with Mr. and Mrp. William Gates. I Clarence Gutteiidge of Lawrence was the week end guest of his parents. Mr. and Mrs. William H. Gutteridge, Brooks st. Francis Powers of Blackstone spent  ThoruaB Bell is fast recovering from  Fred Landry of Lynn, formorly of thirtown, has been spending tho past I his recont illness, week with frionds hero. | Mrs. Thomas Polio of South Boston  Mrs. John ReUloy and son Thomas spent the week end with Bodford rol-of Brooklyn, N. Y., are visiting Mr. latlves.  and Mrs. Patrick Rellloy. Thomas S. Butler, who has been  Mrs. iJverett Cullcutt and son Er- stationed at Fort Stocum, N. Y., with nest left Friday for a visit with rola-|a branch of the Medical corps, has  Uvea in Lynn.  Miss FranclB Cosgrove of Hopkin-ton is the guest of Mrs. Timothy Sheehan.  been homo visiting friends and relatives during tho past week.  Two young" men from this town went to Woburn Saturday to register  Mrs. F. H. Rideout roturned tho past [under the new draft law, requiring weolc from a several weeks' stay at I tho registration of all young men who their summer home In ABhbumham. Ihave reached their 21st birthday sinco  Mrs. George Bowker and daughter I June 5 last. Florence are spending two weeks at I Saturday afternon and evening of tho Whitney Homestead, Nahant rd., this week will take place the annual Nahant. I lawn party and ance In aid ot St.. Mi-  Mrs. James Bowse and Miss Mary chael's church. The party will take MacEachern have returned from a I placo in Clark's grove, up by the Con-trip to Cape Breton, N. S., called there | cord river, by the death of their mother, Mrs  MacEachorn. J DEATH FOLLOWED BEAR ATTACK  Miss May Bowker lias returned I _____  N   from a sevoral weeks' visit in South I carl Hulnor of Blllerlca, whoso Hampton, New Brunswick, where she  r i K i,t arm was nearly torn off by a pet is been tho guest of Miss Vera Igrizzy hear at Lexington park, August Brooks. Miss Brooks roturned also j  10i d i 0( j  a t the Syromes Arlington hos-for a. visit at the Bowker homo be-1 pjtai, where he whs rushed following fore resuming their school teaching I  t he accident. Tho man wont Inside duties at Norwood. _ | the guard rail at the bear pit In tho  park to feed the bear peanuts. Ho dropped the bag atid as both ho and the bear made a grab for them, ho accidentally hit the bear on the nose. This angered Bruin, who attacked Hulner.  The body was takon to Gethsemano  A cable received during the past I ^nf "^.T^oKTeing ^adft," week by Mrs. Patrick Reilley stated "J™^ 8   0 f ¿e San. Ho  r^TJ^l^ was employed In Blllerlca, but noth-  Thomas Rellly'a Wounds Thought to Have Been Slighter Than Waa Believed at First  ley, Co. D, 10-ith U. S. Inf., had been severely wounded by a machine gun bullet.  About the same time, however, letters were received by his parents, written for him by a corporal from Co. D, who was confined in tho eatne hospital suffering from wounds ceived on the same date but fortu nately in the left arm. Judging from the cheerful tone of the letters, parts of which .ollow, Pvt. Reilloy's folks are led- to believe that hi wounds may not have proved so seriuus as at first thought.  -Under date of July 27, he writes, 'This is the first opportunity I have had to write you since last Monday when I was wounded 'by a bullet from a machine gun, In the right forearm,  started and lasted until the next' 1  a feyy days thé first of the week as morning. Now everything has quiet- 'the guest of his brother, Patrick Pow-ed down again and the sound of a gr ^rs.  Is a novelty.—Joe.  COMMISSIONED LIEUTENANT  Among those to receive a commission as a lieutenant at the graduation c croises of the officers' school at Camp Zachary Taylor in Louisville, last week was Stark Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Wilson of this town. There were 1095 members to receive their commissioners as second lieutenants. The entire officers' training school marched to the field previous to the commencement exercises where the program was carried out without a hitch. When the hour reached 10 the many spectators were startled by a bugle call from a lone figure on the hill. The ceremony had begun. This was followed by the singing of several popular army songs. Invocation was then said by Major A. A. Pruden, followed by other interesting addresses by leading men of the country. This class wifs the first of the school which is to supply the artillery officers for the army.  WILL COLLECT STARS  George H. Gutteridge has a fine picture of Francis S. Brick on exhibition in his store window on Nason st. Mr. Brick is in the uniform of a Y. M. C. A. secretary, which position he has filled for nearly two years. He is at present overseas cheering up the boys. He was formerly superintendent of schools in Maynard, Stow and Boxboro and will always be remembered for  his cheery manner and glad smile. Baltimore and Washington. , Hfs many friends Jiere wish he could then be deposited either in the capital step to on them once again. _ or to the National Museum.  A flag on which a star will "be sewed at each town, will shortly be carried by boy runners from Concord to Washington, over the old Boston, New York Post road, according tc plans suggested by Samuel Abbott of the National War Saving committee. Philadelphia, son of the late Dr. S. W. Abbott, former secretary of the' Mass. State Board of Health. The flag will be made in Philadelphia with the ex- (  ceptlon of the stars, by women of the Revolutionary ancestry and after it arrives at each N town a school girl will sewNjne star on It. The rout» will be from Concord to Boston, then through Worcester, Springfield, Hartford and Bridgeport to New York. After crossing the Hudson, they will visit the Revolutionary battle ground of New Jersey and cross the Delaware to a number of historical spots near Philadelphia thence to Wilmington.  It will  George H. Gutteridge has the prizes to be given by the Unions at the picnic Labor day on exhibition in his window.  Past Presidents Bernard Garrlgan and James V. McCarthy are the delegates from Dlv. 44, A. O. H., to the State convention being held this week at Springfield.  Corporal Walter Peterson of Camp Devens enjoyed a four day furlough the latter part of the week, which he spent with his parents, Mr. and Mrs John Peterson, Linden st.  Carl A. Peterson, U. S. Naval Reserves, was home with his parents over the week end. Seaman Peterson expects soon to be in foreign waters.  Miss Charlena Whitney has re turned to her duties at the main office of the mill after one week's vaca tion and William Coulter, after two weeks.  Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cahill and Harold Doclterty are spending thetr vacation on an auto tour of the White Mountains, Portland, Me., and the surrounding beaches.  Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Young Brooks st., are enjoying a motor trip through the New England States this week. They went up the Mohawk Trail around by Albany and down to New York city, and from there will come-home.  Chester Irwin has been notified to report at Camp Jackson, S. C.,. tqday for limited military service. He was one of the list who were scheduled to be calle'd between the 26th and the 30th of August.  TO ENTRAIN. FRIDAY  Walter Murray has received word from the war department that he is to entrain from Cajnp Devens for Camp Upton, N. Y., Friday. Mr. Murray is in the list of those to be called from the 2«th to the 30th of this month. This will -be his second entry into the army. He was discharged from Camp Devens some few months ago for physical reasons.  REPORTED SERIOUS  ing Is known of him there.  SON 18 WOUNDED  •Mrs. Frederick pumvan nas re-- celved word from her son, Sergt. Fred  re " I Sullivan, jr., that , he la in a hospital "somewhere In France" convalescing from recent wounds received on the firing lino during the mlddlo of July. Fred, who was always unusually plucky, Is anxious to be back in lino rgain and his many friends wish him a speedy recovery from bis, wounds.  •««MMMMMMMI I II  BEDFORD TAX RATE LOWER  The assessors announced, the tax rate on Tuesday of last week as $19.50, It Is not awfully serious but will no I  an( j j iave  jj een a bie to lower it $1.50  doubt bother me for some time. Will keep you posted as to how I am getting along as Corporal Hill from my I company, also wounded, but fortunately in his left arm, has kindly offerea!  the coming year. In the valuation an Increase of about $36,000 has been made. ' It Is $208,363 on personal property and $1,737,374 on real estate. The Income tax returns will  to write for mo. Do not worry, as 15730, an-^ lniceeaae. ot ?lDtyJ>-over I am in a hospital and getting the best ]ia 8 t yoar, of care.  This place in time of peace Is a  large and famous summer resort, not ed for its pure air and colt} •sparkling spring water, for which people come from all parts of the world.' ■ There  OLD BEDFORD CITIZEN DEAD  The funeral of James C. Jones, who at the time of his death -was. Bedford's , v  4  , .. . ., oldest male resident, took place on are seven very large hotels, all but  T d aftern0(m w lth the serviqea one of which have been turned oyer  u  ^ ^  o£ th0  Congregational to the Americans for hospitals during <£ Uc paBtor -  Rev . J V. Gar-  ton, officiated.  MAYNARD  the war.  "So you -see I am spending my vacation in a very swell summer resort, and without a cent of cost to inc. I am getting to be a real sport, don't you think?"  In a letter datod Aug. 4, he says, "I am still on the gain although. It Is pretty slow. However, I have a good appetite and with my arm In a sling I Many Problems Confront Authorities  SCHOOLS OPEN SEPT. 3  am able to be up and walking arounl every day for a few hours. It may be two or three months before I am wholly well again.  "I have met quite a few of the boys from my company who have been  —That of Securing Teachero a Serious One  The Maynard public schools open for the winter term the Tuesday after  ___ _ ___ ____ _____ ____Labor day. It cannot yet' be deter-  gassed' and they come in to see me ¡mined how much the schools will suf-quite often. Our friend Harold Sher-1 fer through the effects of the war ac-idan, was the first to reach me after I tlvitles. Many of the older scholars I was wounded and carried me to the Ib^vo been working at various occupa-flrst aid hospital. , I tions during the summer as ¿he young  Yesterday the Red Cross gave us 1 men ot the town have gone to war. a comfort bag, containing cards, writ-1 The children need a higher education ing paper, pipe, tobacco and a few I at the present time If ever they did, other good things. I In the history of the country. At the  Write as often as you can, for al-1 close of the war when the U. S. will though I am not able to write letters I naturally spread out commercially in myself, I am ready and anxious to I order to get her share of the world's read all I may get. Give my love to | business, the youth of the country.  all at home.—Toby."  SEASON WAS SUCCESSFUL  will be needed' for various positions land those with some knowledge of [business will be sought for first. Al-1 though the country Is sadly In want lot laboring men and women, tho I child's education must not be neglect-Friday marked the closing day oflgj^ a most successful season of the sum-1 The question of securing teachers mer playgrounds. Under the efficient 1 18 a j 80 a  j,ard one to answer. Those direction of Miss Mary McDermott |  w h 0 were a bie, secured good positions of Jamaica Plain, assisted by Miss I ¿ ur j n g the summer and when school Catherine Rogers of South Sudbury, |  open8  they will be reluctant to leave the children have spent a most pleas-1 them. Some four or five teachers In ant as well as profitable summer. They I town sent in their resignations to the have already completed 12 sweaters I g^jiool .committee and their places for the Red Cross, and 56 squares for 1  mugt  filled. Maynard always had an afghan which when put together J  a  reputation of turning out well edu-wlll be on exhibition in the window of I  ca t e d graduates and the credit lies in one of the local stores, in order thatr part w nh those In charge. Good the townspeople may get an idea of I teachers, like many other good work-the good work accomplished by the I  men( w m have to be paid accordingly, children. I  a t the present time, and as the fault  Games and sports of all kinds werejjjas been the salary in the past. It Is held for the children, prizes consist-1 hoped that some arrangement can he ing ot Thrift Stamps being given to I  ma de whereby this town may keep in the winners. I ¡{ ne  with the other towns round about  In the croquet tournament those I ,. nd pay  their teachers enough to get who succeeded in capturing the priz-1 them and then keep them.  es were Josephine Prendergast, Wil-1 _ _ .  lis Pearson and Roland Kay. I -j  The sack race for girls was won by | Easy Question to Answer, listiicr Leighton, while Frank Carr jr. I The conversation In the village hotel won the sack race for the boys. j had turned on the war, when one of  ¡ the company asked, "Which is the most warlike nation?" "Vaccl-natlon," replied the doctor. "It>s nearly always in arms." .....-  UNION CHURCH  Rev. C. A. Eitton will preach in Union church next Sunday, Sept. 1; Come and heat him.  The ordinance of the Lord's Supper will be administered at the close of the morning service.  placed in the limited service.  All Woof.  Providence may temper the wind to the shorn lamb, but there's no come* Prayer meeting on t'uesdtay evd-1 tack for the fellow who allows hlm-He will be  n j ng a t 7.30. Come and enjoy this so- eelf to be fleeced while hla wits arq  cial hour with. us.  wopl-gatherlng.   

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