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Acton Concord Enterprise (Newspaper) - December 24, 1924, Acton, Massachusetts frXTTTPD DD T QP LiiN 1 iLxvlrxlIorj / SINGLE COPIES FOUR CENTS THE ENTERPRISE, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER' 24, 1924. NUMBER 16ACTON m M0THER8' HELP ACTON CLUB GIRLS Tho Woman's Club In Acton Collier Iiuh given tbo Acton Center Clothing Club tho uho of their now club houRo one afternoon overy two weeks. At' tho flrst mooting ot the club, four mothers wero pros-ont and all but one club membc. Somo of the mother8 plan to be ut each meeting of tho club to help tho. girls with their club worts. This club la conducted under th-.« supervision of the Middlesex Coun-ty Extension Service. Tho club voted to pay Ave com dues nt mch meeting to help pay for- any extra expenso and ho that they may l ave some light refreshments served at each meeting. IT PAID TO WAIT AWHILE f--» i ' ■ __ '¡n Kvcn thoiigli It in the custom lor poultrynion In Middlesex Coun-ty to dispose cf tho surplus mail's as broilers a few of our loading poultry men have practiced keeping tho cockerels until more slz> has been attained. This year. F. H. IH'olden of North Acton and Willis Hoiden of Acton kept most ot their cockerels until they were good sized roasters an I Judging from results it paid to wait. Just before Thanksgiving these two poultrymcn hired pro fesslonal pickers from Boston to come up on their farms and dress them. Agricultural agent Tlllson of the Extension Service who was fortunate |n soeing acme of tho picking and also the birds after they wer<! ready for the market says: "These two poultry-men are cer-tanly to be congratulated on the flneflnlsh they were able to obtain by keeping the bird» closely confined with heavy feeding preparatory to marketing ther.i. The dresfeen 'birds, 'weighing" front seven to nine pounds each wero a pleasant sight to view when ready to be marketed. marketed. Thoy certainly were not only a crcdit to tho peoplo who produced them but to the poultry Industry In Middlesex County generally." 1/ WASHINGTON — The Ship ping Board will give up the active control of the Emergen cy Fleet Corporation at the request of the Emergency Fleet corporation at the request of President Coolldge. In business eighty-nine yearsThe Middlesex Institution For Saving Concord, Massachusetts Incorporated 1835 A Mutual Savings Bank No Stockholders Tho pronta aro for tho boncilt of the depositors Leam to save regularly Deposita commonco to draw Interest on the flrst day of cach month.WEST ACTON Acton lodge of Odd Pellow8 will give a dance for tho bonciit ot tho Emerson Hospital at Acton Centre on the evening of Dec. 25. Ilrlgliam and ,l>aoles orchestra will furnish music. •H. S. Wiggin left Monday for Jacksonville, -Fla., where he will spend tho winter. Mrs. Richard Haynes has moved her vanity shop to Mead's block. Schools closed on Friday for a vacation of two weeks. A Christmas entertainment was given by He children after which eac«i child was presented with gifts and candy. On Christmas eve tho Neighborhood Club has arransed with, tho Woman's Club chorus to lead the carol Hinging aboiit tho community tree. Everyone is invited and a large attendance Is desired. Singing will begin shortly at'i-jr 9 p.m. Hayes Orchestra of Boston will furnish music for the Neighborhood Club's Now Year's ev0 dance. A conceit will ho given from 8 until !(, after whfcli dancing' will fullow. pickets may be procured from the patronesses. No tickets will lie on Hale at the door.CONCORD JCT. Christmas Day will be observed at .Help cf Christians Churc:i with four masses tho drat at u.20 the next at 7. a high mass at S.15 nnd the last mass at 10.15. Thomas Ryan Is on from New York to spend Christmas with his parents. Mr. nnd Airs. TRomas Ryan, iMaln street. ■ <ieorg0 Goro has moved l)i8 tanv lly from Commonwealth avenue tc ¡; on Conart street. Miss (>lady8 'Fisher is helping out at the Carter Furniture Storo during the holidays. The many friends of Miss KJeorg lanria Mackenzie, has been seriously 111 at the UnlQp Avenue Hospital in Framinghamr following an operation for appondicitls, will bo pleased to know that she Is much Improved and expects to be home tills week. Miss Mariau Donby arrived Tuesday from New York to spend the Christmas holidays at her home. Mr- and Mrs. Merton Lelghton have the sympathy at their friends In tho loss cf their infant daughter who was Ixiru the past week at the Deaconess Hospital and died Frl (litV. Internment took place Saturday at St. Bernard's cemetery. New Yark—Tommy Gibbons, the heavyweight fighter, haa filed a challegen with the boxing commission to fight any heavyweight living. Was Former Superintendent of American Powder Co. Plant — Masonic Funeral Held. Oeorgo Hooper, highly respocterl citizen atad for years superintend ent of the American Powder Co. plant, dieg at his home on Powder Mill Road on Friday evening ahout 5.25. He had .been In poor health for sometime with Bright* disease and heart trouble, Mr. (Hlooper, 55 years of age was -born in the part ot Sudbury that later becamo a part of the town ship of Maynard. He was the Bon of the late Edmund Hooper who I was for years an official of tho | Powder Company. "George Hooper succeeded' the late Mr. Garfield as superintendent of the plants He waB actively In charge until New Year's Day of this year when he retired owing to failing health. Mr. tHiooper was a irihn of sterling character, a citizen with pride in hlg community, and an executive who had the respect and Idve of hundreds of employees. He Is survived by one son, Wilfred an architect of Framingham and one «daughter, Maael Hooper of this town; also a .brother William of Maynard and a sister, Mrs. Cora Gove of California. A great abundance oi beautiful floral pieces banked high about the bier spoke the love and es teem of hundreds of, friends an-1 'neighbors. .Funeral services wore held at the home on Sunday afternoou at 2 p.m. Rev. William Boicourt. pastor of the Congregational church officiated at the service. The home -was crowded with i friends. neighbors and ¡relatives Who came to pay their last tribute to one they loved. 'Mr. Hooper was a . prominent .Mason, member of Charles A. Welch lodge, A. F. & A. M.. and It was a Masonic funeral. Mem-, bcrs ot Charles A. Welch lodge at , Aided. In a body led by Charles Itjockbrldge. WJ.U. and with of-» Yes, Here's Santa TooSUDBURY The cliiirches ure planning for CIiiIkIiiiuh trees. Ml-«, Lawrence Tlghu Is i|ilUo III at tho 'l-'raiiiliiKliain -llospltal. Tin; college attendants are all at home from various schools tor the Christmas vacation. Tho Taunton family hate moved Into the tenement houso ot Richard U. Oliver and family. Frozen radlutors In automobiles are reported In several* cases during the cold snap last Sunday. Arthur llawes, Stanley Black-mlr and Ullenry J-:. Rico Jr., uro running aH spare mail clerks during the holiday rush. The Grange will hold their regular moetlgj; this weok ami will liavo a Christmas tree aH a part of tho entortalnment. Tho Woman's Club had a good attendance at tho "ChristmaM Party" in a rornuil social '.vhich was enjoyed. An old fashioned <tpu31lng match waH enjoyed. Mrs. Charles Way acting m teacher. Refreshments wor0 served. School closed for Chrtotmas vacation Friday. Exercises hold at thQ Tcwn Hall Friday afternoon. Tim gradu 'llnlshlng part of tlte program with exercises and reciter Hons. Carols were- sung by all. A treat in candy was furnished tho clilldron.' William Taunton of ->t,lttle Shop' was taken to tho Deaconess hospital In Boston laat week tor observation and possiblo operation tor Internal ulcers, the result of fray's and treatment bhus fiffi give encouraging reports tor ulti-mato. recovery. Although not a long resident here, 4>y his cor: dial manner he has -won many frlcndH who 1'ope for his speedy recovery. .XM AS SERVICES clals 'and employees ot tho 'Powder Mills served as escort to filen-wood cemetery whero the Masonic WASHINGTON—Senator Bor. ah urges Vie necessity of an extra session of congress, for farm relief, changea in the railroad l^ws etc. committal service wa8 read at tho grave by tHbrrls Clements, P. W. M.. . the man whio earllor in life I made «Mr. dlooper a 'Mason, rho bearers all Masons, wore: Bd Hay ward. Georgo Hart, Thorn-las Wright. William Mann. Robert Dennlston. and J. Krank King.the laut named of Concord. Burial was In tho family lot at Glenwood.CONCORD UNION CHRISTMA8 SERVICE CHRISTMAS SONNET In time long pest score centuries ago, In clime remote far thousands miles away, A child was born whose spirit rules today To whom our loving Christmas-tide we owe, He brought the. precious gift oi love below, He taught mankind the golden rules sweet sway-How grant forgiveness, how forgiveness fJray, ' HoW love of man with love of God should glow His birthday now let all men celebrate With fervent heart and generous spirit give To God our prayers, to man our gifts of love. So let It be on earth as 'tis above That Christmas spirit all the year may live. That Christmas lovo now kindled ne'er abate. W. B. G. DLSX. BUREAUOF CONCORD Tho Christmas vespers of llio First Parish and Unitarian Church-es will he held next Sunday at 5 o'clock in tlui First Parish meeting houso. A double (|uart«He made up of Mrs. Wallace B. Conant, Mrs. Henry P. TJiorpe, Mra. (ioorgo M. Johnson, Mrs. Cyrus llosmer, Mn. Philip A. Davis, Mr. Henry P. Thorpe, Mr Leallo O. Anderson and Mr. Thorn-us Todd will sing Olirlstmas anthems, -assisted by Mrs. John M. Abbot, soprano and Miss Elizabeth Darling, violin. PROGIlAiM Organ—St. Cecilia OfTortoIre Batiste Anthem—Calm «111 tho I.Intoning Bar of night .......... Moriney Violin Solo. Carol—I Know, O Virgin Mary! Old-Fronch Carol -Scrlptui'o Solo 'Response—Joseph and tho Shop- herd ........Oid French Carol Old French Carol Sermon Anthem—It Is tho Blessed Christmas uMorn—Violin Obligate— BartleU. Organ—Christmas l'oatlude—Beet. UNION SERVICES . First Parish (Unitarian) Trinitarian (Congregational) Rev. Gall Cleland, Preacher. Meeting at First Panlnh meeting house Sunday, Dec. 28, 9.45 a. m. First ParWh Sunday school. 10.45 a. m. morning «orvlce. ilev. Kiull Cleland will prcach a New Ywrti sermon. "AU TlUni»-«w»!! 12 m. TKnltarlnti Sunday school, i 5 p. in. Vespers. , ß p. in. Young Peoples' Qlüb, Mise ki hu LiUndstrom, leader. ' Wednesday, Doc. 30, 4 -to 7 p. m. > First Parish Sunday school party. • 7.45 .p. m. Trinitarian mid-week ; service, IHh vnaptor Gospel of St. John. ' Friday, Jan, 2, 2.30 to 0 p. m., • F/rRELIABLE and SAFE This bank has been thoroughly reliable and sate for mo-« t ian 92 years.CONCORD NATIONAL BANK Telephon« 28 Look What's In Santa's Bag Such a present Is welcomed by everyone, man, woman or child. It becomes more valu> able every day because it ii constantly accumulating In* terest. A gift of a 8avlnga Account in this Bank alwaya' is appreciated. Open one for those near or dear to you. ;fho First Parish and the Trlii-| Itarlan congregations held u union I Christmas nor vice In the First I Parish Meeting House Sunday ¡mcrnlng. Rev. Dr. Gall Cleland, pastor of the Trinitarian church, preached on "The Meuning of CI ristmas." There was music by ji louble ({uartcft ¡under the di-Irectlon of Mrs. «Henry F. Smith, Jr., director of tho First Parish choir, and of Mrs. Henry I>. I Thorpe, director of music of the I Trinitarian Church. VDdor tho direction of B. Fnrn-I ham Smith superintendent of the First Parish Sunday School, the children cf the Junior Department l.of hl8 Sunday Sc'nool gave ah in-I carols, Illustrated with tableaux.- Mrs. Wallace <B. Conant, super-jintendent of the Trinitarian Sun-{day School, directed special Christ-ma8 exercises at the session ot her Sunday School at noon. MAYNARD Bee. 23— The zero weather ot the wee!« t'liristmas mail at tho Maynard brought out skatcM that liad ac- |m;kI«IIU-«? Iiuh broken all records, cumulated a bit ot rust which (Ijs- Truck Io:kIh of parcels, packages, amieared a fow moments after the« cnnls ami letters have been ar-hail been strapped to tho feet ot riving with «very Incoming mall Assabet Institution For' Buick Motor Car Sales Noyei-Bulek Co, Boston G. M. Rois., Local Rep' Lex. 0986 8ERVICE ■ * MoLeod Garage, Lexington': Manser Garage, Concord rosy cheeked young folkH Thanl; giving Pond drew a largo crowd ot skaters and there were many <m Mill Pond. Brown'« pond for years the earliest frozen over and one of the HtytcHt ponds for children is no mere. John 'Nordberg bus purchased the property. huH drnincil the pond and Is filing it in for house lots. Skating Is a winter sport that U aH healthy aB It Ih delightful. Children love It and thrive!tupon it. Child rens parents aro fond of it foi-the ciiildrcits sake Safety- Is a factor that sometimes casts a shadow over tire parential view ot Ice skating. Skating is safe and abounds I it cities. iGrcat leu rinks provide not enly the Ice hut attendants aim teachers. Young and old putrnal/.e theHi! rinkn. Taere is no danger. Smaller communities have to il-pend upon nature and geueraUv have to take such risks aH go witli river or ircnil Kkating. The future may find a community ico skatlnu' open air rink with all the safety of the present city rink. If It does it • will do much lor tho general health ot the community. WASHINGTON — The American government reply to that of England saya that tils coun try expects to be treated as well as the allies in the German reparations settlement. Sec Hughes says that tSe allies cannot take It all and leaviyhe modest American claim unpaid. mil heavy pouches carried the out Koiii|; Xniii-i i;tfts and inuil. Monday tl'.n ollico was Jammed v.'tli Cliri.sliniM mull and heavily Imli-n ill.? i'aniei-f, |iloiIi.i-i| over tl.i !r nn;tf:<. Ordinarily tho carriers hike alioiit IS mile.s each day covering their routes. Add to that the load (>r (Mu'IkUiuis mall and ill - sum of tlm prothict ..will'be n weary mail carrier by the time Ills Xinin task Ih over which will lie ¡iliotil tin- lime 111!.' {'lil'lHtma.s thilcey Is rnnly to «erve for your ciitrier hi on the Job riirixLmuti .¡ixniiiiK. doing liiv hit to Inive all ^¡t i lii-lixM'red. No iniitler what .'>■ :J ll< :" or how ,Uoavy tho ;liitt(len ill" carriers t ite along a i .n.i' - Unit rivals the warmth ot ijc.vl- 1 old Sunia liiniKelf. I Su:il; ilei p l>i:iieitll the Christ-iii-.iK mail ve: '.i-riUiy, Bill Stuck-well, pestmaster. emerged long «IliHlgll tr) (re|>i;;l', '( lie heaviest Chri jtmii.M mall l»vei*" wliile Ills a>.Histanl T l< Moynlhaii from l;e-hind a coiling hig:i stac!{ <<f parcels mil)'inured, "never saw the like, nil i-cird.s aro Miiutdifd f«ir tills ollle.. " Kauta i'liius has a real auxiliary ntufi in it. local postal foren. Every i-rini i lit ini; nitt'h to piompt I; >!cliw-r th" nramt'iius of mail thai II.iv.' in ami out of 111:« ollice. 1'iMtii t'liiighlan and Walter Titrc-y l«iivi< b en employed as extra clerks I" ¡ishIsI In the Xlllu'l rush. ' The adjourned annual meeting of tho Middlesex County : Farm Bureau was hold Tuesday, Doc. 16, In Wcteran'H Ihall. President S. Hj. „,. ,- „ , , Clraham of Burlington presided and { Unitarian Sunday school C|irlstnma artur a 'brief Introductory address J Party, made a. report of the N.Uhmal Far ill Bureau Convention which lie had attended us dolefcate. Mr. Leon Wt '.herlHH) of. attiw wlio had attended the convention as alternate far. Suite President. John Sohandler also made un intorcst^hK report. Ceorge II. Putnam of Concord, N. II., spoke in detail on the work of tho Nutiomil organization along national linos. Horace W. Selby, manttger of tho Eastern status Farmers Exchange, explained fully the system and working of -the Kx-«foange and In answer to t|uc!iilon« from momiberH made clour many «l*s tails In regain! to which some had been in doubt. State president John Chandler spoko of the stute work which had linen conccrnetl ohlelJy with legislation. I At 7 o'clock lhe largo gathering [ sat down to ù su m ptuduu banquet ■provided 'by Caterer (Jrant of Everett which was voted by ull present the best ever. The meeting was largely attend eil aijjl very successful from every point of view. Arrangements, wero in the bunds or thu local directors of the Bu relu, Mr. Fred II. Jones of Old Acres. Electrical Gifts ■. i All Kinds Austin D. MacRae 24 Main Street ConcordJOHN A. HNIGAN TEL. 404 AUCTIONEER CONCORD ENTERPRISE AOS PAY BEST k ADIOLAS' in stock for Christmas Delivery Radiola III $35.00 Radiola IIIÀ $65.00 Radiola Superhetrodyne $269.00 A. D. MacRAE Main St., Tel. 707 Concord, Mass. AUCTION 8ALE OF MARKET GARDEN FARM EQUIPMENT —on— SATURDAY, DEC. 27. 1924 Beginning at Ten o'clock A. M. For C. A. l'elrce, ut this FARM on the corner of FORRBST ST.. and MASSACHUSETTS AVE., ARLINGTON Closing Out Sale of the Entire t Farm Equipment. Mr. Pierce haa decided to discontinue farming. I-'lve hundred feet or Skinner • System, -lot) feet of Pipe, 200 feet \ t>: Celery Boards, 2004) feet of Hotbed Plank. 125 Hoi Bed Shutters. 1 two MVrkct Wagons, Manure Wagon, Manure Sled, Single Dump Cart, two Wheolhariiow«, bwo sets of Team Harness, Cart Harness, Sin-hie UxprcKs Ilarue&s, Collars, Blankets, Single anil Double Plows. Disc Harrow. Meeker Harrpw, Spring Toolh 'Harrow, 6 Cultivators Rogers, Markers, 'Scoop, Lot of Hose, Seed Sowers; Forks, Shovels, Hoes, Rakes, 'Scuff Hoes, Wecdeiu, Wa»h Tubs, Bench and Vice, Stoves Flower Pots, Bushel and Barrel ■Boxes. Scales, Kxtenslon f^adder. Chains, lot of [¿umber, Ropca, Baskets. Whlftlotrccs. Evenora, Bars, ; Water Pots and a great variety of -articles, not mentioned will be sold. No reserve or limit. Sale -regardless ot -the weather. Plenty of ropin Inside If Btottmy. The terms ayo cash. Lunch sorved by a caterer. By order of f. A. PEIUCB. Arlington, Muss. ;