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Acton Concord Enterprise (Newspaper) - February 20, 1918, Acton, Massachusetts VOLUME XXX. 4c PER COPY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1918 NUMBER 26 0 0 0 o 0 $ 0 0 o o 0 # 6 * 0 «ODGE BROTHERS WINTER CAR In the rain and snow and biting winds this all-weather car is snug and tight. For business and social calls it is indispensable. The windows are of crystal-plate and may be easily lowered or raised. The tops are attractively lined with high grade cloth; and the appointments are distinctive. Inside and out the Winter Gars are splendid examples of the manufacturing carefulness for which Dodge Brothers have become so favorably known.It will pay you to visit us and examine this carThe gasoline consumption is unusually lowThe tire mileage is unusually highWinter Touring Car or Roadster, $1050 Sedan or Coupe, $1350Touring Car, Roadster or Commercial Car, (All prices f. o. b, Detroit) as Oil CONCORD WEST ACTON 0 £ ♦ 0ODGE BROTHERS COHMERCIAL CAR + 0/ We are direct agents for the G. M. C TrucksFrom 3-4 to 5 ton CapacityI This organization is prepared to help♦ solve the transportation problemsI now confronting every bus-^ »* iness man* Lm®k fur ©hf Used' Car Ad fcl Week 0 ♦ * _____ ♦ * • * : 1 Torrey k Vialle, Ine I )lain and Waiden Streets Concord, Mass. $ TELEPHONE 245R or 8622 0 # ♦ # + o # 4 « I # 4 « I 0 à I ♦ i 4 Got out the Heed cataloguo and bo-gin planning for the home garden. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Massaralli, Waltham st., Wednesday. Miss Avis Barlow is working clerk at the new Hartwell storo Main st. Mrs. Arthur R. Malcolm is the guest of 'her daughter, Mrs. Fred Hyde, at Danvers. Miss Ella O'Day of Boston was the week end guest of Miss Agnes Gibbons, Summer st. Miss Agnes Kerrigan of Hudson was the Sunday guest of Miss Katherine White, Sudbury st. Miss Ruth Worsnip of Hudson was tli6 week end guest of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Smith, Parker st. Daniel Downey, recently enlisted in the Forestry Engineers, is stationed at Washington, D. C. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hill of Newport, R. I., were week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas French, Douglas ave. \ The S. O. M. E. whist club held a social at thé home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Butterworth Monday afternoon. . Miss Eva Frye, Brown st., who has been confined to her homo with illness the past two weeks, is rapidly improving.' At a meeting of the M. H. S. Athletic association held the pi\st week, Frank O'Brien was elected captain of the baseball team. Mrs. William H. Bardwell of El-mira, N. Y., was the guest during the week of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Williams,. Concord st. Mrs. Frank E. Sanderson has been confined to her home on Brooks st. the past 10 days by illness. She is reported as improving. A crow supper, at which the defeated candidates at the recent election will gather, has been proposed by one of the "also rans." Irving Dart assisted as clerk at the Riverside Cooperative store Saturday evening in the place of Calvin Morse, who was on tho sick list. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert N. Fairbanks, Pleasant st., was gladdened with the arrival of a daughter born Wednesday morning. Mrs. Joseph iLesage, Acton st., returned Saturday after seven weeks' visit with 'her sister, Mrs. George Paradise, New Haven, Ct. John Beck, Douglas ave., enlisted in the Royal Canadian Engineer corps the past week, and is in camp with his regiment, in Canada. A regular meeting of the Carpenters' union was Masonic hall Friday, evening. Two candidates were admitted to membership. The board of assessors organized at a meeting held the latter part of the week: Albert E. Larkin chairman, John Flood secreary, James Cleary. The selectmen at their regular meeting Wednesda "ening organized for the year. Frai. S. Binks was chosen chairman and Harry B. Morse secretary. Private Roy Lent, Co. D, 1st C. O. R\ Co., in camp at Toronto, Can., was at the home of his father, C. B. lient, Puffer rd., on a short furlough during the week. Mrs. Editli Gustafs n, principal of the Winchendon public scluols, -was the guest during tho week ct her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wolfen-den, East st. Mrs. Amory Maynard attended the Worcester North convention of the W. C. T. U. held at the White Ribbon Home, Camp Devens, Ayer, on Wednesday afternoon. Waino Kauppi, the noted cornetist, played with McEnelly's orchestra at Camp Devens Thursday evening. He spent the week end at the home of his mother on Walnut st.BROTHERS MET IN FRANCE Privates Albert'and Ernest Rasmus-sen, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Rasmus Rasmussen, Glendale st., recently met in France. The two brothers have been with the American Expeditionary Forces, "over there" fov over four months, have at times been quartered close to each other but until recently Were unable to visit each other. Tlio meeting was a joyful one to both tho soldier boys, who were delighted to be together again. Both »re enjoying good health. The annual town reports for 1917 are out. Gene Sanborn was a recent visitor in town. Mrs. Granville Holdon was a recent guest of relatives in Worcester. Mrs. John Urquliart and two children are visiting relatives 111 town. Mrs. Eva Ward of Somervillo was a recent guest at the home of Mrs. Henry Joslin. Misses Alice and I,avinia Axon of Lowell wero tho recent guests of friends in town. Philip Davis is seen about town in a new Franklin touring car purchased of Macon© Bros. Frank Macone of Macone Bros, sold a 1918 Maxwell touring car to Allen French recently. There was no school for the lower grades Friday on account of the bad walking and the rain. Mrs. John Ordway of Beverly war. a recent guest at the home bl her sister, Mrs. Joseph Smith. Middlesex school ice hockey team will play the Milton high school seven here next Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mre. R. S. Wilson, Main St., are the proud parents of a baby boy born last week'and named (Lloyd. Miss Hilda Raymond has resumed her duties as'physical instructor in Campbell, N. Y., after a week spent it her home. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrig'ht and daughter Helen of Roxbury were the recent guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Powers. At the annual meeting of the Mass. Highway associations held in Boston Thursday, Feb. 14, John M. Keycs was elected president. The Pomona Grange meeting held in Son^rville Tuesday afternoon tnid evening attracted a number of Grangers fron? 'his town. (Leslie j-uderson was a recent guest it the home oi his parents on Willow st., coming 011 from Washington, where he is now stdtioned. A food sale held in the First Parish church vestry Wednesday afternoon, was in charge <^f the War Relief Volunteer committee. The mooting of the Ladies' Missionary society will be held at tho home of Mrs. George A. Tewksbury Thursday afternoon at 2.¡50. Request is made for cast-off clothing to bo left at the Manse. R. A Reid entertained company over Sunday. Tho annual town meeting will be held March 4. W. II. Teele is still confined at his homo by illness. John Kempton wont up to Camp Dovons Sunday. M. S. Dixon of Woonsocket, K. 1., was home Sunday. Lowell H. Cram of Fort Andrews was at home Sunday. Mrs. Clara E. Holt spent Sunday with relatives at Lowell. II. Wesley Hall of Camp Devens came down home Sunday. Irwin Beach of Shirley visited over Sunday at tho home of his uncle, A. It. Beach. Frank Penney of Camp Devens was the Sunday guest at the home of B. A. King. The third c mmunity sing was held at the ,:ome of Mrs. P D. Lall Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Holt spent Sunday at the home of Ralph L. Sheppard at Lowell. W. B. Holt bought a Ford touring car of W. A. Haynes Co., Maynard, during the week. (, The friends of Carl S. Hoar at Camp Devens are glad to learn that he has been promoted" from corporal to sergeant. Sheldon Munger of Camp Devens and his wife were the guests Saturday at the home of his friend, II. Benjamin Smith. Michael Griflin of Boxboro shot an otter weighing 16 pounds, last week. The aninr was crawling 011 the snow trying to .nil water, when it was killed. Tho local mel committee have granted permission to the West Acton Woman's club to hold their regular meetings hereafter 011 Monday afternoons. At the next meeting of the West Acton Woman's club on Monday, Feb. 25, George LaPanier, a lecturer at Harvard university, will speak 011 "Italy." > There wore a good number present at the Baptist church Sunday evening to hear Rev. Garabed Missirian, who will occupy the pulpit until Rev. C. L. Pierce returns. His text Sunday night was John 1-22. MAYNARD NARROW ESCAPE NO CARS RUNNING What might have proved a serious accident occurred to Henry McBreon one day last week. While working 011 Lexington rd. trimming trees, the limb lie was on broke, and Mr. ;Mc-Breeri fell to'the ground, a dista/ice of about 35 feet, lauding within a few feet of an oak stump. He w is at once taken to the hospital where he was found to have escaped with but a few slight bruises. Of all that, has been said of the electric cars running 011 the regular time, tho public is informed that now no cars are to run until April 1, and maybo not until May 1. The public is hard hit and those working in Muy-nard'and who use the cars every day are tired of walking back and forth. Yet 110 jitney is seen here nights or even Saturday afternoons, when tho public could get out of town and help the other fellows. John Gallagher, Park st., lias boon confinod to his home by illness. Mrs. Alfrod E. MoCleary Is substituting this week at the high school as teacher of science. The W. A. Haynes Co. sold a Chevrolet 8 touring car to William Baxter ol Stow early this weok. Miss Margaret McCormack lias been confined to her homo 011 Sudbury st. this week, duo to illness. Mrs. William II. Scully, Dartmouth st., was tho guest during tlio week of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas McNally, at Medway. Robert W. Hack, U. S. S. Stan.lard Arrow, stationed at Brooklyn, N. Y., was tho guest over tho weok end of his father, George Hack, the well known insuranco agent. Tho water department has been unable to thaw out tho many water pipes that are frozen about town as the entire force lias been busy fixing the numerous service pipo leakB. Michael Kelley, Pino st., enlisted in the II. S. service as a wireless operator, and left Monday nlg'ht for Portland, Me., where he will bo attached to a ship in the morchaut marine. Nathan Bag'on, proprietor of the •Maynard Upholstering Co., accompanied by Barney Fagtoman and tho Misses A. Rich and M. Green, wero the recent guests of friends at Chelsea. ' Carl A. Parsons, son of Rev. and Mrs. Chai'leii F. Parsons, 'Brooks St., enlisted Monday in the U. S. service aiul ,was assigned to the Railway Transportation corps. Ho will report at Ft. Slocum, N. Y„ Thursday of this week. Dr. Carl Persons, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Persons, Linden St., en listed as a member of the U. S. Medical Reserve corps, recently. He is at present at St. Luke hospital, New Bedford. Tho Dorcas society , met with Mrs. AUie Martin, hostess, at hor home on Concord st„ Tuesday afternoon. After 1 »he usual period of sewing, there was . social hour, during which refreshments were served. The sophomore class tondered a Valentine party to tho freshman class at the high school Thursday evening. Vocal and instrumental music, readings -and a social was enjoyed during which refreshments wore served. The Federal Agricultural bureau will make a survey ol' all tho farms and area under cultivation this year. Supt. Wm, H. Millington has been placed in charge of this work and the survey will be made by him with tho assistance of the school childreh. CONCORDDIED SUDDENLYDeath of Mrs. Lena Fisko at Deaconess Hospital Was Unoxpectod— Funeral Held Friday Tho many friends of Mrs. Lena M. Fisko were greatly shocked to hear of hor death which occurred in tho Deaconess hospital last Wednesday. Mrs. Fisko had been in tlio hospital but a short tinio and but fow of 'her friends know she was 111. Tho funeral sorvices wero hold at tho home of Edward H. Torrey Friday afternoon, Rev. Smith Owen Dexter officiating, assisted by the officers of Willow Rebekah lodge, of which Mrs. Fisko had been a member for sovoral years. Tho burial was In Cliarlos-town, N. H., Saturday, whoro church services wero also hold. Mrs. Fisko was born in Charles-town, N. H., but for many years made her homo here in Concord, where sho was employed as a bookkeeper for N. A. Davis. Later sho wont to Boston and entored tho employ of tho L. S. Abbott Co. of Fano-nil hall market, making her home in Brooklino Village. Sho Is survived by a mother, Mrs. M.' E. Sparrow. Harry P. Sparrow, a brother, and a son, Charles Fisko. A beautiful dis-iplay of flowers showed tho liigh esteem In which Mrs. Fisko was hold by all who knew lier.AUXILIARY MET The Ladies' auxiliary of the Concord Grange held a pleasant meeting at the homo of Mrs. Frank Konnle 011 Tuesday aftornon, Fob. 12, when 3 0 ladles were present. A business meeting was held, after which a delightful supper was served by the hostess, which includod rolls, sandwiches, salad, pies, cake, tea and cocoa.DIED IN METHUEN In Methuon Monday, Fob. 11, occurred tho death of Andrew Jackson Abbott. The funeral services wero hold Wednesday. Mr. Abbott was a former resident of Concord, living in Hildreth Corner, and for many years driving a milk route. Since moving to Methuen Mr. and Mrs. Abbott have come to Concord during tho summer, having a cottago orf Barrett's ivlill rd. Mr. Abbott was 71! years old. Tho postponed Ico lioeltey gain') scheduled for last Saturday at Concord between tho Middlesox school seven and tho ."lilton high school team,, was. cancvi- j;; iMc Ico was not^ suitable. A, FINIGAJI AND A. A. MAGURN mmim Ma €m€&m0 MASS. Toi. 13WHIST PARTY The Jolly Eight Social club were entertained by Miss Adelaide Weil at the home of Mrs. Irving Dart, Concord St., Wednesday afternoon. Whist was enjoyed and refreshments were served. The favors were won by Miss Mabel Bishop, first, and Miss Grace Bishop, second.LITTLE INTEREST Valentine's day passed without its usual round of parties. A noticeable feature was the entire absence of the comic Valentine, in former days displayed in abundance. Usually vulgar and malicious, this form of Valentine was a distortion of the spirit of the day, and its passing is pleasant to be rioted.MEDICAL EXAMINER SPECIAL NOTICE After March 1st 1918 we will have Peter P. Bodholt of Bed ■ ford, Mass. at our store. Mr. Bodholt is a first-class upholsterer and harness maker ready to atteud to your furnituro and harness repairs. If you have any repairs in this line call and see Mr. Bodholt at our store. BUTTER, fine creamery lb. COFFEE, best Santos, lb* WAR TIME SYRUP, bottle . OLEOMARGARINE, best grade Purity Nut Oleomargarine SARDINES, good quality . . . PRUNES, extra fine,-lb. . . ♦ JOHN A. FINIGAN, Auctioneer CONCORD, MASS. Office 13—TELEPHONE—404W Residence Accident « Health ßmy thai Insmmmce mm COAL D.&H.--ALL RAIL THE KIND THAT BURNS USUAL FAIR PRICES lioncst Weight—Prompt Scrvico / Supplying Coal to Concord Homes for 50 Years lames B. Wood & Son Co. Phone HOW Office, opp. Fitchburg Depot Dr. Edward Flaherty has been appointed medical examiner for Maynard of the recruits for the U. S. Merchant Marine. Charles Warren ia the local enrollment agent and he reports that 10 from here have enrolled. The merchant marine needs thousands of young men on its new cargo fleets and are enrolling recruits for a course of sea training. The P. H. DeLee drug store is the local enrolling station and full particulars may be Obtained upoii application. « ♦ « <S> UAPMCDQ why not REDUCE COST OF FARM I AIMULilJ INSURANCE 10 to 20% by installing APPROVED types of CHEMICAL FIRE EXTINGUISHERS? Why not let the insurance companies pay for putting them in ? For particu* lars call on or address N. S. HOAGLAND 300 Main Street Concord Junction, Mass. ;