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   Acton Enterprise (Newspaper) - November 14, 1917, Acton, Massachusetts                                 BSR.#,'*"  V itfRtfi'    '    \    “J    ,,    .    ‘    * fWi      * ' '*■ •'#»:’  ENTERPRISE  VOLUME XXX.  4c PER COPY  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1917  Get the Habit  Put away a little money every week in your home Savings Bank  It is the safest place you can put it.  It can be withdrawn at any time.  It pays highest rate of interest of any safe invest*  ment.  BUSINESS HOURS  Every Day from I) A. M, to 3 P. M—Holidays Excepted Also Friday and Saturday, 7 to 9 P. M.  Assabet Institution for Savings  Incorporated March 31, 1904  MAYNARD, MASS.  WEST ACTON  PLUMBING HEATING RANGES  AUSTIN MCRAE  Concord, Mass,  Of fie© 336-M    Tel.    Residence    319-W  ADVERTISE IN THE ENTERPRISE  Frank W. Bulette has a new Ford touring car.  J. S. Hoar is building the new addition at Hall Bros. Co. mill.  J. A. Coding returned to work Mon day after an illness of two weeks.  A supper and roll call of Winona Rebekah lodge will take place at the next regular meeting.  Mrs. Welch of Newton has taken possession of the property purchased of Mrs. Mary Stevens.  C. D. Cram and C. A. Durkee have assisted selling tickets at the Ayer station the past two Sundays.  Mrs. Fuller of Medford has been spending the past two weeks at the home of Mrs. Sarah Hutchins.  Eugene McCarthy has accepted a position as bookkeeper at a paper mill at Pepperell, and will move his family there.  Several from hero attended the fair and entertainment at the Universalist church at South Acton Thursday and Friday evenings.  Mrs. Ruth Gould succeeds Mr a Alice Carlisle, who resigned as superintendent of the Primary department of the Baptist Sunday school.  Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Knowlton left Tuesday for St. Petersburg, Fla., where they will spend the winter at the homo of Dr. Roscoe H. Knowlton.  E. H. Hall and Mr. Baxter attended a meeting and banquet held at Lowell Friday evening for the Y. M. C. A. Red Triangle campaign which is on this week.  A good number from here attended tho Baptist Sunday school association meeting at Fitchburg, Tuesday, Wed nesday and Thursday. On Wednes day night was held a big parade and Gov. Milliken of Maine was one of the speakers.  Mrs. Fred McDonald of Westerly, ll. I., is spending the winter at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John R. Fetters, while her husband, Rev. Fred McDonald, has gone to France in the interest of Y. M. C. A work.  MAYNARD  Miss May lupine of Hudson was the guest of friends here Sunday.  William Hunt began work this week as night spinner at the Assabet. Mills Private Joseph Chidley, Co. E, 28fh  CONCORD  Koran Small of Waltham was a recent visitor in town.  Mrs. G. W. Wheeler was a recent visitor in Wollaston.  Mrs. J. W. Chase was a recent guest  U. S. Inf., Is at Camp Greene, North °f relatives In Lynn Carolina.  Rolfe Kilby of Yantlc, Ct., was tho week end guest of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Randall, Maple st.  Mr. and Mrs. Irving Astwood moved their household furnishings to oiea-sondale Thursday.  Private Patrick Pine of Tamp Dev-ens was the guest of relatives at Lowell over the week end.  Albert Ledgard and Leo Downey attended an invitation party held at the Boston Opera house AVednesday evening.  Miss Ethel Parmenter visited lier parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Parmenter, at Worcester over tile week md.  Dodge Brothers  CLOSED CAR  It is at once a man’s car and a woman’s car  Uncommon beauty and luxury, appeal alike to both sexes— as do the substantial construction, light weight and economy of operation.  It will pay you to visit us and examine this car  The gasoline consumption is unusually low The tire mileage is unusually high  Sedan or Coupe, $1350; Touriug Car or Roadster, $88; Winter Touring Car or Roadster, $1050 (All prices f. o. b. Detroit)  Agents for Maynard, Concord;The’Actons, Boxbor J and Stow  Call, write or phd^e  TORREY 6 VIALLE,  DISTRIBUTORS  ♦  4  ♦  “4  4  4  .4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  I  4  4  4  4  I  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  *  w  4  4  4  4  .4  4  4  4  Main and Walden Streets Concord, Mass. £  TELEPHONE 245-R or 6622  Rep. Rowland P. Harriman is chairman of tho Committee for (he Rod Triangle A. M. C. A. fund for tho town of Stow.  At the nex. 1  regular mooting  0 f sabet aerio, F. O. E., tho ofTioors for the ensuing year will bo placed in nomination.  Philip Morgan, son of Mrs. Pant II Morgan, formerly Resale Maynard of this town, la in Franeo with tho lh S. Artillery.  Mildred and Mabel Conman, Linden st, attended a linen shower tendered Miss Grace Lizottc at Worcester Wednesday evening.  Mr. and Mrs. William May of Dorchester were the gnosis of the former’s mother, Mrs. .Tulia May, over the week end.  Miss Pauline Bent, who has boon the guest of friends at New York city and vicinity, the past six weeks, arrived homo Saturday.  Raymond Coulter received a letter during the week from James Cronin, seaman on the IT. S S. Birmingham, from Gibraltar.  Private Robert Cleary of tim r. S. Regulars has been assigned to Mounted Police duty in Lowell and other cities of this State.  The Misses May Fearns, May Sullivan and Mabel Lownoy witnessed the nerformanco of "Turn to the Right” at Boston, Saturday.  George Varney, expert employed by tbe^k M. & H. railroad, occupies tho house on Concord st., for nerly owned by Mrs. Sarah Jannell.  William o. Stront moved the furniture of Mr. and Airs. Charles Wilcox from Manchester, Ct. to Nashua, N. H., during tho past week.  Next Sunday evening at the Union Congregational church tho singers from tim Russian Orthodox of Maynard will render several selections.  William Scully sr., Mr. and Mrs. William Scully jr. and Mrs. Lizzie White were the Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Werner at Marlboro.  Mr. and Mrs James Mahoney moved during the week and now- occupy tho house on Lincoln st., formerly occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Stanley.  Cooree Cheney, with the Naval Reserve forces at Wakefield, was the guest of his grandmother, Mrs. Henry Cheney, Spring lane, over tho week end.  Raymond Connors, abn of Cornelius Connors, formerly a resident here, who is in France with the 104th IT. S. Infantry, Is reported ill in the hospital there.  A special meeting of the Carpenters’ union will be held at Masonic, hall Friday evening. Six candidates will be initiated and a collation will be served.  Mr. and Mrs. John Garnett and son John of Lawrence and Miss Mabel Wright of Andover, were the week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Spence, Elm st.  Manager Charles Spence of tho Maynard soccer team is In communication with the Camp Devens soccer team and expects to arrange a game to he played here soon.  The annual fair of the Mission Congregational church,. Walnut st., will be held at the church hall Nov. 2.1 and 24. Dr. Emrtck of Boston recently delivered an address at tho church.  John Moynihan, High st., received a letter Friday from his son, Cornelius, who is with the 104th IT. S. regiment. The letter was postmarked liverpool. England, and reports that he Is well.  The Installation of officers of the Earl Kttehiner lodge. Sons of St. George, will take place Friday evening, Dee. 14. District. Deputy Astwood and suite of Fitchburg will be installing officers.  A number of water pails dropped from some passing truck were found on Waltham st. by Mrs. William Barnes the latter part of tho week. The owner may recover property by calling for the same.  Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs. Goo. Kavsaneia, Elm st., observed the 20th anniversary of their wedding surrounded by a number of their friends and neighbors at the Mission Congregational church. Walnut st.  At the regular meeting of Mizpah Rebekah lodgo held 1  Thursday evening of this week, District Deputy President Grace Moore of Marlboro and suite will make an official visitation. An early supper will he served at 7.  Roderick Mclver, Concord st., in his Harry Lauder sketch, was one of tho features at tho entertainment given under the auspices of the Universalist. church at South Acton Thursday evening. He was assisted by George Cofgsweli aa pianist.  Samuel Kent was a week end visitor at the home of his parents.  Raymond Wheeler Is seen about town In a new Chalmers touring ear,  George Walcott and Alden Wheeler visited friends in Somerville Sunday.  J. Fletcher Carr, a former resident of this town, was a visitor here one day last week.  A goodly sum was raised in Concord last week for the War Camp Community service.  Sunday afternoon. Nov. 2.'. the flr«t meeting of the Vesper will be held In the First Parish church.  Mr. and Mrs. George Crquhart of Syracuse, N. Y„ were week end guests at the home of A. Urquhart.  Urbane Derby, a former resident of this town, but now of Woburn, was a visitor in town last week.  John A. Finigan, auctioneer, sold a tract, of land on Walden st. at public auction. Saturday afternoon.  O’Keefe grocery store received a small supply of sugar last week, which was quickly consumed.  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bowers have moved Into their new' home on Hubbard st, which they recently purchased.  Th” howling alleys situated In Monument hall are opened, and every evening large crowds are busily engaged howling  Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Handley of Milford. N. IL, formerly residents of this town, called on relatives here one day last week.  The proposed football game between the Middlesex eleven and the Noble & Oreonough school team of Boston will not be played.  Miss Ina Carrigan has returned to her home, after a two weeks’ visit with relatives and friends in Springfield and Ludlow'. Vt.  At the next meeting of the Willow Rebekah lodge, which comes Monday evening, there will he the working of the degree on candidates.  Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wheeler were In Buffalo last week, where Mr. Wheeler went for the purpose of driving homo one of Torrey & Vialle’s ears.  The Colonial Inn has been purchased by Thomas L. Sanborn of Hampton, N. IU, the new owner taking charge of the house Tuesday of this week.  A choral concert will he given the Unitarian church next .Sunday afternoon at 4.20. to which the public is cordially invited. Russian music will be rendered.  At the meeting of flu' Concord Grange next Tuesday evening, there will he the nomination and election of officers. It. is hoped that there will be a large attendance  Miss Helen Hunt, was a most surprised lady Saturday evening, when she was given a linen shower at th»> home of Mrs. B. L. Pratt at Concord Junction. She received many useful and lovely gifts.  Because the Concord high school authorities will not allow the second football team to play out-of-town games, tho contest scheduled with Mitchell Military school eleven of Billerica for last Saturday afternoon was cancelled.  Tho D. A It. society held a most enjoyable meeting in the Chapter House Saturday afternoon. A lecture on “Conservation" was given by Mrs. Carolyn Putnam Webber, which was most interesting. Mrs. Arthur Blanchard was in charge of the music.  DROVE FROM DETROIT  BEDFORD  Miss Ella McKee has accepted a po-ition in Boston.  William Torrey was a visitor in town Saturday afternoon.  Edward Walsh w'as down from Camp Devens over the Week end.  Edward Temple of Exeter, N. H., is visiting with Bedford friends and relatives.  The sugar shortage has caused considerable inconvenience to the townspeople.  Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Alban! of .Somerville Spent, the week end witli Bedford relatives.  A new service flag containing seven stars appears on the Congregational church flag staff.  Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Bagley of Cambridge spent the week end with relatives in town.  ^ The cars on the Middlesex A- Boston St. By. are running on a new schedule, beginning Monday of this week.  Mrs. Geo. Martin and son Robert of Homerville were tile guests of Belford friends and relatives Sunday.  The Lexington high school scholars are now obliged to take the 7.40 car in the morning, owing to the new schedule on tile M. & B. H. It. R.  Several from this town attended the Holy Cross Boston college football game Saturday. I uston college was victorious, the rti-re being 34 to ti.  A large number attended the meeting of the Parent Teachers’ association at the Bedford Union school Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Earl W. Smith spoke on “The Aims and Object* of the Parent Teachers’ Assedat ion.”  COUNTY COURT NEWS  Herbert Vialle of Torrey & Vfalle, distributors of automobiles, accompanied by l ay Hey wood. Raymond Wheeler, I). (’. Nelson and P. B. Chat terton drove a shipment of Cadillac motor ears over the road from the factory at Detroit, arriving at Concord at. midnight Sunday evening The highest day’s run was 24*) miles, and the new machines rolled home without a mishap. The drive was made to meet the orders of the firm which wero long delayed, owing to congestion of transportation. Tho early part of this week Edward Torrey of the firm, accompanied by John Whitney, left for Buffalo, where they will secure two Dodge Bros, touring cars, shipped by boat from the factory, and will drive them over the road to meet tile demands of waiting customers.  CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEE  George M. Bowker has been appointed chairman for this community of the Red Triangle War Work, now being conducted throughout the country for tho purpose of raising $35,000,000. that our boys now in Europe and those who may have to go, may have ebery possible comfort we ran give them in their gallant fight for humanity.  ADVERTISED LETTERS  Richard TU Ayer, Sidney Jackson, James Jackson, C. Randolph, S. F. Wright, Miss Ruth Ayers. Miss M. M. Currier, Miss M. Kennedy, Miss Mary Shute, Miss Elin H. Gustafson (4).  WANTED—General housework girl. Apply to Mrs. John G. Morse, Ripley Hill rd., Concord.  WANTED—An experienced girl for second work. Apply to Mrs. Alfred Curtis, Lowell rd.. Concord.  Items of Interest to Acton, Bedford, Concord and Maynard People  The will of Patrick Me Walt or of Concord, who died Aug. 2.*.. has been allowed by Judge Lawton of the Probate court Mrs. Mary K. Mc Waiter of Concord, widow of the deceased, has been appointed as executrix and has given a    bond    of $ in,finn. The  estate is valued at $8000; $2000 in real estate    and    $2000    in    personal  propery.  The will of Mrs. Elizabeth IT. Hoar of Concord,    who    died    Get.    25, has  been filed.    It. i;    dated    Jan.    IO. ISi*s.  and'names her daughter. Florence TI. Bradford of Concord as executrix. No valuation of the estate was filed and all of the bequests are private The helrs-at-law are Florence IT. Bradford of Concord, a daughter, and Alice B. Bowditch of Framingham, ti granddaughter.  Daniel W Ellinwood of Worcester has asked to be appointed as administrator of the estate of Augustine J. Withing!on of West Acton, who died Sept. lh. The estate is valued at $280, all in personal property. The heirs-at-law are Mary J. Richardson of .West Acton, and Annie E. Ellinwood of Worcester, sisters; Augustus WJthingfon of Bridgeport, Ct., a brother: Minnie K. Farnsworth, Grace L. J Farnsworth and Edith W Farnsworth i of Still River, nieces, and Charles A. I Farnsworth of Worcester, a nephew. Tho petition is returnable at East Cambridge, Nov. 26 Attys. Sibley, Slblej A- Blair of Worcester represent tin' petitioner.  James F. Beek and Eliza E. Beek of Taunton have been stied for $lo,noo in an action of tort by James W, Bent of Acton. Tho papers have been filed by Atty. ,T. ,T. Shaughnessy of Marlboro. Beck alleges that on Juno 16, while waiting for a car on Oak st., Taunton, he was struck by tho defendant’s automobile and received a dislocated hi]) and a broken leg andj other severe injuries.     1   Octavos A. Knowlton of Acton has been appointed as administrator of; the estate of Mrs. Lydia A. Hough-! ton of Acton, who died Aug. 16, by! Judge Lawton of the Probate court.) He has given a bond of $1500. The | estate is valued at $1500. all in real estate.  Given Before Woman'* Club by Mf9< Mead of Boston  Tin Woman’s club held a meeting Wednesday, Nov. 7, with one Of ttl« most pleasing programs of the tea* son. Mrs. Lucia Ames Mead of Boston, a writer and lecturer on International problems, spoke on “After the War. What?” "Of 1,600,000,000 on < arth, there are less than 100,000,000 not In some way engaged In thla world war. Whether the work of these 40,« CPO.moo soldiers shall achieve anything or come to naught depends chiefly on what civilians do between now and the end of the war. Soldiers’ work, preliminary, battering down a wall, others must clear away debris and got I material and rear new structures for world organization. War can not end , | war lf Germany were crushed thewy is no certainty that other nation^ might not afterwards fight. Witness the wars of the last 20 years and metamorphoses of alliances If wpr stopped tomorrow there could be only an armed truce, peace means an .organized living together among nations. There has been organized :ng together in cities, In States, among States, but never among nations The supreme task of the world is tc plan for this now as an agreement for a league of nations aa aa integral part of the war settlement. Were such an agreement made by the Allies now with provision of admission of neutrals and later of Central Powers, it would profoundly affect the whole war settlement. Notice the Alsaee-l^orralne-Oerman colonies, the protection of weak States, of high seas easier to adjust. This league would establish a world court and council of conciliation.”  The lecture was listened to With great. Interest and pronounced one of the best in the history of the club and particularly interesting in the present. crisis.  Several vocal solos were given by Miss Buggies, which were enjoyed. Mrs. Harry Maynard was accompanist. A paper on "Home Economies** was read by Miss Warren. Mrs. Waldo Stone, past president, spoke on the same subject The membership limit is reached, three new names being added at the last meeting.  FOR RED CROSS  Two entertainments for t I—*ne!ft'  tf“—*n« held In I  of the Red Cross will be held In the near future. Friday evening, Nov. ?!», there will be an entertainment  and dance given by the Independent club of Saxonville, I. O. O. F, at town hall, commencing at 8 o’clock. Clifford Wright, one of our Sudbury boys, is connected with the same.  Friday evening, Dec. 14, the young people of the town will give a drama entitled "The Arrival of Kittle,” for the benefit of the Red Cross.  Mrs Frank Hadley has been entertaining her sister, Mrs. Ordway of Hudson.  Mrs. Charles IT. Way at Framingham hospital and Mrs. Lillian Hunt at Waltham hospital are both reported as doing well.  F P Stiles has purchased a Ford truck which can he used to advantage in his coal business.  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