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Acton Concord Enterprise (Newspaper) - November 20, 1918, Acton, Massachusetts ORD VOLUME XXXI. [f oucord Free WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1918 NUMBER 13 O <5> <é> O O <S> O BUSINESS •0 o Dodge Brothers Business Gar comes up o to the most that the public- has learned * to expect of Dodge Brothers It is a product of which they are proud and it will pay every businei man to investigate MAYNARD Miss Elizabeth Coman has resigned in,-» 1 position as teachcr of the second grade of the Bancroft st. school, to take effect soon. A delegation composed of Mrs. A. E. McCleary, Mrs. Gilbert Hawlces, Mrs. O. S. Fowler, Mrs. Harry Bates and Mrs. George Merrick- nttended the convention of the Federation of Woman's clubs held at Marlboro Wednesday, Nov/13. Supt. of Schools William H: Mil-lington-itnd Principal Horace Bates attended a meeting of the New England Superintendents and Teachers' association at the State house, Boston. Principal Bates ais'o iyiendiri -i banquet of the School Teachers' association held at the Hotel Bellevuo in Uie afternoon. LETTER OF COMMENDATION President in Thanksgiving . Day Proclamation Says Justice Will Replace Force It will pay you to visit us and examine this car The haulage cost is unusually low 4 4 4 Mrs. George Champagne, Concord St., who was one of the active workers in the fight to overcome the influenza-pneumonia epidemic, received a letter of commendation for the good work performed from Governor Mc-Call. The letter is as follows: "Nov. 7, 1918. "Mrs. Martha Champagne, Maynard, Mass. "Dear Madam: "I wish to express to you on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and personally, sincerest appreciation for your help in combating the epidemic of influenza. "It was a distinctive and substantial contribution to the country and fully as important as work upon the field of battle. "Your endeavor was splendidly carried' out and your devotion an honor to our national life. "The help you rendered was something that will not soon be forgotten by Massachusetts. "Please accept my sincere hope for ,your future success. Sincerely yours. Samuel W. McCall." aa FEDERATED CHURCHES Regular Bervioes were held with a large congregation at both the morning and evening services of the Federated churches, Sunday, with a sermon by Rev. Charles F. Parsons, pastor, at both services. Wednesday evening the regular midweek prayer meeting will be held at the usual hour. Thursday afternoon the W. C. T. U. will hold its regular meeting with M^rs. Harvey Richardson as hostess at her home on Walnut st. Next Sunday a Thanksgiving service will be held, with sermon by the pastor in the- morning, and an illustrated stereopticon lecture' in the evening on "God and American 'History." HORSE RAN AWAY A horse attached to a delivery wagon loaded with beer, ran away on Main st. Tuesday morning, shortly after 11 o'clock, a week ago, arid collided with a buggy owned by Herbert Fowler, breaking the whiffle-tree and shafts| It demolished a bicycle owned by Hugh Anderson, who had just -stepped into The postofflee, and then hit the heavy ice team of Whitney & Hastings. The impact of the blow on the ice wagon freed the florae from the harness and he then ran along Main and up Nason st., where he wa3 stopped. The net result of the runaway was a broken bicycle, a broken buggy and somewhat demolished delivery wagon. Not a bottle of beer was broken. The horse is owned by Martin Peterson and was engaged by Farrell & Priest for deliveries. * We beg to announce that effective at I midnight November i6 t i 918, list prices t of all Cadillac* motor cars and chassis O 4 Will be Reduced $300 shipments 1 ♦ i New prices will apply on all after that date ! IORREY & VIALLE, HAD CELEBRATION The Masonic Social club celebrated with a Victory supper served at. the banquet loom of Masonic hall Saturday evening. After the supper a social was held at the clubrooms on Naton St., with a program of vocal and instrumental music furnished by Ihe Columbian mandolin orchestra. WASHINGTON, Nov. 17—President Wilson in proclamation today designated Thursday, Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Day, and said this year the Ameri can people have special and moving cause to be grateful and rejoice. Complete victory, he said, has brought not only peace, but the confident promise of a new day as well, in which "justice shall replace force and jealous intrigue among the Nations. In the proclamation the President says: "It has long been our custom to turn in the Autumn of the year in praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God for His many blessings'and mercies to us as a Nation. This year we have special and moving cause to be grateful a.nd to rejoice. "God' Las in His good pleasure given us peace. It has not come as a mere cessation of arms, a mere relief from the strain and tragedy of war. It has come as a great triumph of right. "Complete victory has brought us, not peace alone, but the confident promise of a new day as well, in which justice shall replace force and jealous intrigue dmong the Nations. "Our gallant Armies participated in a triumph which is not marred or stained !»y a.iy purpose of selfish aggression. In a righteous cause they hav or. immortal glory and have nobly served their Natic in saving mankind. "God has indeed been gracious. We have cause for such rejoicing as revives and strengthens in us all the best traditions of National history. A new day shines about us in which our hearts take new courage and look forward with hope to new and greater duties. "While we render thanks for these things, let us not forget to seek the Divine guidance in the performance of these duties, and Divine mercy and forgiveness for all errors of act or purpose, and pray that in all that we do we shall strengthen the ties of friendship and mutual respect upon which we must assist to build the new structure ot peace and good will among the Nations. "Therefore,. I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate Thursday, the 28th day of November next, as a day of thanksgiving and prayer, and invite the people throughout the land to ' cease upon that day from their ordinary occupations, and in their several homes and places cf worship to render thanks to God, the ruler of Nations." CONCORD WORK ACCOMPLISHED ACTON CENTRE SOUTH ACTON Mrs. Margaret Rouillard visited relatives at Maldei recently. Wilbur Fislce is working in Asliby. Mrs. Alden Flags spent several days with relatives in Quincy last week. Three cases of influenza at No. Acton were reported the past week, M|rs. Alfred Harris and two children being the victims. FIRST MEETING WARDZAILA WINS The Thrift stamp which is offered as a prize to the freshman receiving the highest number of credits in typewriting in the Commercial department of the High school, was awarded last week to Stanley Ward-;ala, who made a record of 30 credits. The two next highest were Benjamin Reynard, 24. and Helmi ICeto, 23. TAKEN TO HOSPITAL Joseph Hanna, Roosevelt st.,. fell from a moving auto-truck on Sudbury st., Mpnday morning of last week dùring the Victory celebration, and suffered a broken leg and contusions on the body. He was taken to the Marlboro hospital for treatment, where it is reported he is improving. GETTING READY The Act'on Massachusetts Woman's club held the opening meeting of the year on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. A reception, to the president, Mrs. Anna Millan, was held, and the musical program was in charge of Mrs. Mildred Dusseault. Vocal selections were rendered by Mrs. Wendell Davis, which called for encores; duet by Miss Helen Robbins and Dorothy Dusseault; selections by Miss Robbins, accompailied by violin and piano by Mrs. Dusseault and daughter, Dorothy; piano selections ■by Master Allen Pickens. Mis3 Mary Piclcard and Mrs. Hattie Tuttle were hostesses. The next meeting will be held on the afternon of Dec. 11, when a Barter Sale wil take place . with Mrs. Fannie Robertson as hostess. George H. 'Reed received three carloads of coal last week, which was soon disposed of. Wendell Burroughs of Boxboro is in the 26th division in France, which is expected to be the first to arrive home. t Private Don Benere of Connecticut and sister, .Miss Annie Benere of Leominster, were at home over Sunday. Deacon Philip H. Bliss, who was recently severely injured by being knocked down by a bicycle, Is still in a serious condition. His many 'friends were very sorry to hear of the unfortunate accident. By War Relief Volunteer Commltteo for June, July, August and Septembor Report of the War Relief Volun-teor commltteo for Juno, July, August and Septembor. Twenty-one bales or cases were sent during the four months. Eight balls were. sent to the Duryea War Relief, Paris; two each were sent to Mrs. Philip Riddett, Cannes, A. M. Mrs. Edward MdCluro Peters and the Italian War Relief; one each was sent to Mrs. William L. Vojgt for Cannes, A. M„ Hospital 262, Paris; Hospital Marie /Lianelongue, Paris; Mme. Paul Hyacinthe Loyaon, Paris ; Mme. Théophile Bronner, Jouy, Hospital Complémentaire No. 8, Troyes ; Federation house, Ayer. The following Is the list of articles sent: G5 sheets, 17 pair socks, 92 towels, 126 handkerchiefs, 52 hospital shirts, 26 sleeveless shirts, 31 pajamas, 3 nightshirts, 86 outing shirts, 42 pairs underdrawers, 59 sweaters, 88 comfort pillows, 86 waBh cloths, 107 cakes soap,* '5 wrappers, IfTpairs slippers, 16 games, 162 bandages, 10 mufflers, 78 yds. (2 pieces) gauze, 11 pair hospital socks, 4 cans soup, 13 pair wristers, 19 pair shoeB, 15 trench caps, 43 comfort bags (each containing 12 or more articles), 18 blankets and comforters, 12 pair hospital shoes, 4 Blip pads, 4 pounds chocolate, 11 pounds sugar, 11 pounds mac aronl and rice, 2 pair mittens, 9 suits, 19 coats, 36 pair suspenders, 25 dresses, 10 petticoats, 17 waists, 33 pairs of drawers, 90 chemises, 30 prs. stockings for women and children, 1 box trench candles, 1 soldiers' package, 2 hot-water pottles, 2 pair rubber gloves, 10 packages' compresses. The following articles were for children-. 1 boys' shirt, 11 boys' trou-sers, 37 jackets, 34 nightgowns, 103 petticoats, 30 ( pairs-drawers, 18 feeders, 140 dresses and aprons, 2 wrap pers, 23 blankets and comforters, 41 hoods and caps, 33 underwaists, 44 handkerchiefs, 7 children's suits, 12 baby shirts, 3 pair mittens, 491 mlB cellaneous articles. The total number of articles sent was 3231. Many articles were re ceived from' 'Dorchester and other places. Gifts and other receipts duriu: Juiie, July, August and (September have amounted to $870.53. 'Special payments have been: expressage and postage, $21.59; materials, clothing and supplies, $590.97; Mme. Théo philo Bronner, $50: Mlles. Holàa, $25; Durpea war relief, $20; Mme. Paul Hyacinthe Loyson, $25; Mrs. H. W. Welles, $25. Summary: Numbers of bales sent from June, 1915, to June, 19i8...., 341 Number of bales and cases sent in June, July, August and September ................... 21 Total ..................... 362 Number of different articles sent from June, 1915, to June, 1918 ....................... 45,496 Number of articles sent in June, July, August and September .................... 3231 CONCORD JUNCTION Waldo McWilllama has entered the employ of Adams & Bridges. W. M. Davis was down from Ayor to call on frlonds during the week. A "Victory Social" will bo held at the Union Church on' Thursday evening, Nov. 21, at 8 o'clock, by the Ladies' Union. There will be indoor community singing, followed by games and other amusements. ON FURLOUGH HERE Total .................... 48,727 Receipts from June, 1915, to June, 1918 .............,$10,487.59. Receipts in June, July, Au-' gust and September...... 870.53 Burton Woodworth Has Many Inter-eating Experiences to Relate Burton Woodworth Is spending a week's furlough at the homo of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Wood-worth,. arriving Saturday from Virginia. After an absence of more than two years, during which time he has had many thrilling experiences both on land and sea, he has many Interesting stories to relate. A few of his experiences follow: "I enlisted in Boston on June 28, 1916, sailing from there to Paris Island, S. C., where I took a three-months' course ot training. I then sailed on the Neptune for Santo Do-mlngQj.j&nding with 50 more men in a town called Samanu. We went ashore in a whale boat, landing in w^ter up to our waists, while all the while the natives kept up a continuous firing upon us. They were BOO strong ahd were entrenched about 50 yards from the shore, while the rifles they used were as big as a cannon, but when we started to play the r :hlne guns on them they Boon made for the woods. Making our camp In the town, we remained there for three months. During this time we were called upon to take a 60-mlle hike to San Francisco de Mnlorls In order to help the 31st Co. capture the fort and we had a hard time fighting our way there. "The word had been passed by the captain to rush'toward headquarters and take further orders there, but as we did, the captain said 'Follow me,' and after a hard fight we captured the fort. Our losses were two killed and eight wounded, while on their side Beveral were killed and many wounded, and the rest we took prisoners. We wore standing guard over them when an earthquake came—we thought it was undermined. We spent two years in this place, camping in barracks, and during that time we had many hikes over mountains and valleys after bandits, who made us a lQt of trouble, but when I'left ire we had them pretty well under jtrol, While thei'e we had good bstaritlal food and plenty of fruit. "On July 29 thiB year we sailed on the. Hancock. for the United States, our first ptop being in Cuba; for coal; -From Cuba we came to Galveston, Texas', where we disembarked, 800 men. We stayed there three days, then started • for Charleston, S. C. On the-way we were fired upon by a submarine. Two torpedoes missed the stern of our boat. The sailors on convoy Yorktown saw them pUss the bow of their boat and opened fire on the submarine, but we made speed and left her behind, arriving \ir Charleston three hours before the time due, and from tliere back to Paris Island once again. Went to non-com. officers' school for two months, and from there to Quantlco, Va., to learn how to ; get the Huns. Now I am back onca more in my native town on a seven-day furlough, strong, well and happy." $11,358.12 Payments from June, 1915 to June, 1918 ..............; $10,440.86 Payments in June, July, August and September....... 757.56 $11,198.42 Amount on hand ......... $159.70 WAS SUCCESS Inc. t ♦ Main and Waiden Streets Concord, Mass. TELEPHONE 245R or 8622 4 A ♦ * * ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ The Maynard Bowling league is getting ready for another season's sport, toppling over the pins. A few pre-season matches are in prospect. The captains of the teams of the fraternal orders that were members of the league last season are expected to get together soon and arrange a schedule. REPORTED FOR DUTY Acton Agricultural Fair committee held an exhibit, supper and entertainment on Saturday, Nov. 9, beginning at 4 o'clock and continuing through the evening. The exhibit was all that could be desired considering the fact that no prizes were offered. The supper was excellent, under the able management of Mrs. Frank H. Hol-den, and was well patronized. The entertainment consisted of an address by Dr. Lincoln Wirt, subject. "Giving to the War Activities," fol lowed by a very interesting show of moving pictures given by Dadmun & Co. .of Bostón. One feature of the evening was the auction sale of goodB contributed, J. B. Tuttle and E. S. Fobes, auctioneers. UNIVERSALIST CHURCH Sunday morning service at 10:30. Sunday school at noon. Mr. Franc of Tufts Divinity school supplied the pulpit very acceptably last Sunday. . The'annual fair of the Ladies' Social circle will take . place Thursday and Friday evenings and Friday afternoon, this week. There will bo the u3ual attractions and a good entertainment both evenings. FIRST 8UPPER WEST ACTON The first regular supper and Bocial of the Baptist society was held nt the vestry Thursday evening, when a good number were present. After the supper the entertainment consisted of readings by Miss Helen Reed, pianò solos by Miss Hazel Stone, and musical numbers by the M,isses Lois and Mildred Moore. $64 REALIZED A good number from here attended the Victory celebration at the Box-hall Friday evening and Mrs. H. H. Gardner of Gleasondale Is reported to be improving. Chas. Whitcomb has gone to work at the farm for E. W. Coombs. Clifton Willis of Boston was at home Tuesday, Nov. 5. Mr. Lowell has moved Into the tenement of S. R. Burorughs, vacated by Rhee Spinney. Mrs. C. E. Holt and Mrs. Ora Willis are spending a few days at Lowell this week. MIbb Mary Flagg camei up from Winchester the week-end. Thé W. C. T. U. met at the home of Mrs. Dudley Tuesday afternoon, November 5. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Holton of Medford visited recently at the home of C. J. Holton. Miss Mildred Gallant of Gardner was at home during the week, after an attack of the Influenza. Miss Ruth Hall of the Walthami hospital was at home Sunday, Nov. 10. Rev. and Mrs. Luther G. Morris and two children went to their new home in Palmer Saturday, Nov. 9. George Holt visited recently at his home In Milford, N. H. Philip H. Bliss met with a very HELD MEETING boro town hall Friday evenmg ana * ThurBday nlght about 6 tern! Alwat ^0 soldiers o'clock when he was on his way to James Manning, recently of Worcester and formerly of Miaynard, reported last week at Camp Sevier, C. C., for military service. Private Manning is the fourth brother of the family to enter the service of the nation. Three other brothers, privates, John, Eugene and Frank, are in France Tyith the American Expeditionary forces BOUGH BARN E. A. Comeau has purchased the barn which has for many years stood on the corner of Mr. Geo. A. Rich ardson's farm at Ci^o^er's corner and moved the same to land recently purchased of W. A. Laphan, formerly part of the Samuel Haswell farm. Mr. Richardson intends building a new i barn during the winter. E. A. Pha- len is to do.tbg work, ____ > Camp Devens. About 30 soldiers were present and rendered a good program, including orchestra selections, vocal solos, piano solo ajU chorus singing. Dancing was enjoyed after the program. About $64 was collected for the War Work drjve. Y. M. C. A. Undenominational. The Y. M. C. A. is undenominational os an institution. Its aim is to promote the social, mental, physical and spiritual well-bèing of all young men without regard to their church affiliations or religious beliefs. get milk. He was knocked down w hen Btruck by S. F. Carlisle on a bicycle, and is in a serious condition; Rev. Smith O. Dexter Described Army Camp Life At the regular meeting of the West Concord Woman's club held Friday 1 afternoon, Nov. 15, Rev. A. E. Stone entertained the club by "singing two patriotic songs. Reports from tho State Federation meeting at Marlborough, held Nov. 13, were read, of tha morning session by Mrs. F. L. Garland and the afternoon session by Mrs. Charles Noll. A special committee was appointed by the chair to frame resolutions expressing sympathy to Mrs. F. H. Rldeout for the loss of her son. The resolutions were reported and adopted at the close of the meet-ing. Rev. Smith O. Dexter drew a mental picture of Army camp life more vividly than could be obtained irom printed reports. He described the process of transformation from an average American boy to a Unltel States soldier; showed how the. Government, with its great ideals for its men, classified and developed the Individual into the best of which he is capable, looks out for his health and educates him to keep himself physically pure and clean. After the Government has done everything for a man's physical and mental development, the Welfare societies train him morally, keep him occupied during leisure hours with, clean, wholesome entertainment, so that he has no desire for unwholesome pleasures. He closed by exhorting his bearers to strive to have communities such as would not lower Ideals of returning soldiers, whose religion is a part of every-day life, by bigoted bickering of small churches and unfair conditions in industrial positions. KNITTING MUST BE DONE GOOD ATTENDANCE ENTERPRISE ADS PAY. The annual sale and supper of the Unlversalist church was held Thursday evening, Nov. 7, and was largely attended. A good supper ot baked beans, home-made bread, plain and fancy pies, relishes and coffee - was served, after which the following talent gave a fine entertainment: Miss Thelma McGregor, reader; Misses Mildred and Lois Moore, instrumen tal music; Miss Laura OE. Gault ot .Maynwd, solo dancer; George Bra »an, cwnettet, Mrs. F. S. Walker has a quantity of yarn on hand which she will be glad to give out to anybody interested in knitting for the soldiers. It seems to be the general opinion about town that since the hostilities'have ended, knitting is unnecessary, but we must realize that it will no doubt be a long time before our boys can be sent home, and In the meantime we must continue to work for their comfort. You are urgently requested to do all possible to help fill the large quota of knitted articles to be ready by" F§P, h . . '. . ...
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