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Acton Concord Enterprise (Newspaper) - May 8, 1918, Acton, Massachusetts OLUME XXX. 4c PER COPY;WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 1918 NUMBER 37MAYNARDA pleasing combination of smartness and comfort The Coupe is built complete in Dodge Brothers 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. Jt will pay you to visit us and examine this car The gasoline consumption is unusually low The tire mileage is unusually high Winter Touring Car or Roadster, $1050 Sedan or Coupe, $1350 Touring Car, Roadster or Commercial Car, $885 (All prices f. o. b, Detroit) CONCORD One middle aged men with fair knowledge oì accounts to assist in office and on stocl:. Apply in person to Mr. Vialle 18 Walden Street, Concord, Mass.Wanted MechanicsTwo experienced Automobile repair men. Good pay, good conditions and short hours. Apply in person to Mr. Viälle, 18 Walden St., Concord, Mass.Model 79 Overland Touring Car, in good,condition and a good driver.......$300.00Type 17 Studebaker, 7 passenger touringcar, will make a good family car .. $575.001917 Dodge Bros. Touring Car, a finesmooth driver...................$650.00iy & Vialle, Inc.Nain and Walden Streets Concord, Mass.TELEPHONE 245R or 8622 war'ant a garden nn(i helP win the Barney Fugleman was the guest of mends at Boston over the week end. Miss Ethel Panton is spending two weeks with relatives at Providence, Misses Alice and Fanny Nagle spent the past week nvith frionds at Lynn. Mrs. jonn Ingham, Brooks st., was the gliest of relatives at Ware the past week. Miss Harriet Garret of Providence. R- I., is visiting her sister, Mrs. Alice"' Panton, Linden st. ' 'Miss Nellie Farmenter, Summer st., is the guest of her uncle, John Par-mehter, at Orange. William J. Comley, inspector of ordnance and John Kelley of Shirley wore visitors here Thursday. Michael Baigot, 107 Main st., was badly burned about the head, neck and shoulders last week. •Sophie Siemienack of the senior class of the high school is assisting at the Maynard Trust Co. ■Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schnair, Brooks st., are the parents of a baby boy, born'Wednesday, May 1. Miss Anna Coughlan, Brooks st., was the recent guest of her uncle! Dr. W. H. McOwen of Newton. Sergt. Prank Parks, Privates Geo Lesage, Hans P. Hanson, David Foley were at home over the week end. Ernest Greenhalge began his new duties as chief cloth inspector at the Uxbridge mills, Uxbridge, Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weaving of Boston spent the week end with Mrs. Mary Shea and Mrs. Grace Weaving. The Woman's Foreign Missionary society met at the home of Mrs. ¿evi Cheney, Brooks st., Thursday evening. Miss Irene Sheehan of Providence, R. I., spent' the week end with her cousin, Miss Julia Sheehan, Glendale st. Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Whalen, River st., are the parents of a baby boy born Wednesday at the Deaconess hospital. Joseph Schnair purchased the house and lot in which he lives on Brook st. from Mrs. William Hooper during the week. v Patrick McG-rath and Henry Hodges motored to Worcester and spent the week end as the guests of friends in that city. Miss Irene Sheehan of Providence, R. I., was the guest the latter part of the week of her cousin, ù ilia Sheehan, Glendalo st. Sergt. and Mrs. James Claflin and four children and Miss Mary McICen-na of Boston visited Mrs. Bridget Claflin Thursday. Ralph Jones, son of Mr. and 'Mirs<. William Jones, Great rd., stationed at Ft. Preble, spent the week end at his home on Great rd. Dana Jones, Naval Reserves, stationed at New London, Ct., was home on a short leave of absence the latter part of the week. Miss Kathryn Lawton, Mill st., while at work in thè weave room of the mill, met iwith a painful accident, breaking her wrist. " -■ 'Miss Margaret Conley and Miss Kathryn Powers visited Mr. and Mrs. James Claflin at their home in Rox-bury the past week. 'Mrs. Jane Hinchliffe and daughter Helen of Arlington were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Naylor, Brooks st., during the week. Private Daniel Lowney, in France with Co. D, 8th Battalion, 20th Engineers, has been detailed as a member of the provost guard. Mr. and Mrs. James A. Connor of Cranston, R. I., were the guests during the week of Selectman and Mrs. Harry Morse, Maple st. 'Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cahih, Mrs. Cook and Harold Dockerty motored to Camp Devens last week and made an inspection of the camp. Word was received this week that Private Waino Anderson has arrived safely overseas as a member of the Camp Devens Overseas detachment. Dr. Raymond C. Palmer and Arthur J. Sullivan attended the patriotic demonstration at Mechanics hall, Boston, Thursday evening, at which Theodore Roosevelt was the speaker. Frank Lawton of Westfield, formerly reporter on The Enterprise, was the guest of his mother, Mrs. Katherine Lawton, over the week end. A considerable number of brown tail moth egg clusters, as yet untouched by creosote, may be observed on the trunks of trees about town. Word was received last Thursday that Private John H. Keegan, son of Mr and Mrs. Richard Keegan, Douglas ave., has arrived safely in France. Mrs. Horace F. 'Bates and daughter Emily spent last week in Wollaston where Emily was convalescing after an operation for tonsils and adenoids. Miss Ruth Smith, teacher of the high school at Amherst, N. H„ was the guest over the week end of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John K. Smith, Nason st. Mrs. Mary Parmenter Archer returned Saturday to her home in litica, N. Y., after a two weeks' visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Parmenter, Summer st. Privates William Stockwell, Charles Dyson, William and Vincent Sweeney of the Medical corps, who recently reported at Camp Devens, have been transferred to Newport News, Va. Prin. H. F. Bates of the high school received word this week that the New England College Certificate board had granted the certificate ¡privilege to ■Maynard high school for the year 1918. Seaman Raymond Smith, stationed at Commonwealth Pier, and his brother, Frank Smith, quartermaster on the TI. S. S. Paiwnee, were the guests overCONCORD JUNCTION Roger Allen was a recent visitor in town. All were glad to see David Towler back in Concord again. Mrs. Anson Wheeler and family motored to Belchertown Sunday. 'Leslie Anderson of Allentown, Pa., was a recont guest at his home. Michael Kelley was home from Manchester, N. H., over the week end. Frank Harris and William Chisholm havo joined the local fire department. Preston Ranltins has entered the employment of Mrs. Abbie Saunders. Miss Mary Walsh of Cambridge was a recent guest of Mrs. J. W. Mil-bury. A baby girl brightened the horns of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Ballon last week. Macono Brothers recently sold a Seldon truck to O. H. Greenwood of Acton. Corne'ius C. Cullinane is home on a 10 day furlough, ' urning up from' Georgia. M. W. McGrath had the misfortune to break several bones of his hand one day'last week. John Dee and family, with Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dee sr., were Sunday visitors in Everett. The auction sale at George Clark's, held Thursday, attracted a very large crowd and big prices. Frank Macdonald and family of Lexington have moved into the MacLeod house on Everett st. This afternoon the annual game between the Middlesex boys and the high school nine will be played. Many are planning to attend a play to be given in Association hall, Thursday and Friday nights of this week. Mr. and Mrs. George H. Perkins of Cambridge were the recent guests of Mr. Perkins' sister, Mrs. F. E. Powers. Cards are out announcing the engagement of Miss'Alice 'M. Potter of this town to Arthur D. Sindlay of Boston. Mr. and Mrs. George Williams havo received, word of the safe arrival of their son Fred "somewhere in France." Arthur Loftus has concluded his services at Snow's drug store to accept a position in the Worsted mills, Concord Junction. Miss Clara Gravesen has entered the employ of N. A. Davis' market as bookkeeper in place of Miss Bertha Love, who has resigned. The Middlesex school nine won an other victory from the Milton acad <?my team with a score of 9 to G. The game was played at Concord. The first crew race rowed between the Middlesex school first four and Taber academy crew of Marion will be held over the one-half mile course on Batesman pond next Saturday afternoon. A memorial service for Corp. John F. Giles, who died in France, was held at the St. Anne's church, Lincoln, Sunday afternoon. Corp. Gile& was a membor of Co. C, 102d Inf., and a graduate of the Concord high school.BEDFORD HELD BANQUET Goodwin Carlson has entered the employ of Adams & Bridges. Melvin Mackay of Boston was the rccent guest of Mr. and Mrs. Alex McCabe. Arthur Loftus of Concord has entered the employ of the Strathmore Woolen mill. Mfs. Thomas Fillings and son Waldo are spending this week with relatives in Gloucester. Mrs. Ellen Lane, and family have moved to Newtonville, where they are to make their future home. Mr. and 'Mrs. James Doyle of Allston were Sunday guests of the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Reilley. A little daughter was born to Mrs. Ruth Allen Pratt on Monday morning, April 29, at the Deaconess hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Evans and children of Ashland spent Friday with the former's mother, Mrs. Annii} Evans. Mrs. Frank Hawltes is recuperating from an operation performed Monday, April 29, in the Homeopathic hospital, Boston. .Daniel Lakin returned Wednesday to Norwell, after a two weeks' visit with Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bergeron, Cottage st. ' Mrs. Ethel McConnell, who is on her way to Nova Scotia from Detroit, Mich., is the guest or Mr. and Mrs. Alex McCabe. John Pendergast of Somerville and Thomas Pendergast of Providence, R. I., spent Sunday, April 28, with Mr. and Mrs C. J. Hogan. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gauthier and Mr. and Mrs. George Gauthier of Marlboro were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. James Riley. Mr. and Mrs. William Reilley and daughter Geraldine have returned to town from Newmarket, N. II., and have occupied a house on Crest st. Thomas Lane has left the employ of Adams & Bridges and left town Monday for Newtonville, where the family expect to make their future homt^ Mrs. A. J. McEachern has been spending the past few days as the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Alexander at her home in Norfolk Downs. Miss Mary Williams was operated on Saturday at the Deaconess hospital for appendicitis. The operation was successful and Miss Williams is well on the road to recovery. Charles Moulton, who l'or years has conducted a thriving milk business about town, has discontinued his milk route and for the present will give up his time to the sale oi wood and farm products. The regular monthly meeting of the Ladies' Sodality of Help of Chris tians church was held Monday even ing in conjunction with the May de votions which are being hqld every morning and evening during this month. Abcut 20 automobiles containing members of the "Toot Toot" company-from the Colonial theatre, Boston, passed through town Sunday on their way to Camp Devens, where they presented their show at the Liberty theatre for the benefit of the soldiers.PASSED AWAY FRIDAYDr. Immanuel Pfelffer of Bedford Dies at Age of 77 Dr. Immanuel Pfeiffor, a retired physician, who practised in Boston some years ago, died at his homo on Brooksbio rd. Friday afternoon, following two paralytic strokes about eight years ago. Dr. Pfeilfer was born in Denmark March 29, 1811, and was educated abroad. He came to this country about 50 years ago and practiced in Now Bedford and Boston. He lias lived hero for about. 25 years. He leaves a. CONCORD HAD GOOD MEETING The Men's club of Trinity church hold an interesting meeting in the church vestry Wednesday evening, when Wilfred Wheeler was present and addrossod the men on homo gardens. Following tlio meeting refreshments were served by the ladies of the church. MONEY GIVEN RED CROSS Bird night was celebrated at the mooting of tlio Concord ilrango hold Wednesday night. The speaker for tho evening was Mrs. F, E. Goodo of wife'Tin'd" four sons, William" Pfeiffer Hluu'on' w,1° ^ sent out b>- thc of New York, Dr. Immanuel Pfeiffer ,(lubon, society. Mrs. Goodo was a Jr. and Louis I. Pfoiffer, both of this most Interesting spoaker and showed town, and Dr. Albert Pfeiffor, a major In tho Medicai Resorve corps at Camp Logan, Texas, also tlireo daughters, Mrs. Olino Blanberg of I^ondon, Miss Hannah E. and .Miss Alice L. Pfoiffer, both óf this town.Daniel Haynes, Former Station Agent, Passed Away Thur8day Daniel Edward Haynes, for nearly nlf a century the railroad station ■igent of thiB town, passed away at his home on Hartford at., aftor a short illness Thursday. 1-Ie was born in oncord May 13, 1848, and camo to this town 48 years ago with his bride, having lived hero since as station igent. He belonged to the Thomas Talbot Billerica, lodge of Masons, and is survived by his wife, ana two grandchildren, Mrs. A. C. Plastridge of this town and Basil E. Fletcher of Camp Logan, Texas. The Masonic funeral service were held at his late residence on Sunday afternoon at 2.30 p. Mrs. James Chase of t' 's town rendered several vocal solecv i. Interment was In Shawsheen cemetery. The Concord fire department held a banquet at Tuttle's stable Saturday night, which was we;l attended and all present reported a nost enjoyabl« evening. A fine supper was served, after which there were speaking and singing and dancing. Those who took part in the program were Richard1 Hartnett, James O'Leary and Frank Macdcnald. The following were elected officers of Engine 1: John Manning capt., William Brennan lieut., and M J. Finigan clerk. The banquet was in charge of William Brennan, John Manning, Michael Mullaney and Dan Hennessey. DEATH UNEXPECTED The death of Abram Hoffecker, which occurred Sunday, May 28, came as a great shock to many of the townspeople. Thé funeral services, which were held from his late home Tuesday afternoon were largeiy attended, Rev Loren B. Macdonald officiating. The bearers were General Charles K. Darling. H: F. Smith Jr., Walter Howe, G. Hollis Blake, Frederick G. Shull and W. H. 'laine of Boston. Mr. Hoffecker was born in Chestertown, Md. in 1855. He moved to Concord five years ago and since then he has made many true friends. He is survived by a wife, a niece and several brothers. The sympathy of all is extended to them in their sorrow.CAMPAIGN WAS SUCCESSMuch Credit Is Due Boy See „ts for Their Help One of the most successful cam paigns ever conducted in this town was that carried on during the past week by the local Boy Scouts under the direction of Charles Beek, in the Interest of the third Liberty loan. In spite of the fact that the town had been fairly thoroughly canvassed the bo^s bravely started out and when the totals were figured up on Satur day night they had succeeded in add ing $1500 to the amount already turned in by the older collectors Three thousand two hundred dollar was secured or Saturday alone. the boys obtaii s the largest number of subscribers were awarded medMs and the following six were fortunate enough to secure them: Allan Stevenson, George Zeigler, Francis Wether-bee, Harry Pratley, John Loring and Lloyd Hoagland. Too much cannot be said in praise of the splendid work done by the boys who spared neither time nor energy in helping the worthy cause and to them much of the credit is ilue for the successful week's campaign.ILL SHORT TIME numerous pictures of birds'with her talk. The next mooting which comes May 15, is to be patriotic night, when the G. A. Ri and iSpanisli War vetor-ans aro invited to bo present. At the minstrel show held' in Carlisle last woek ?25 was netted which was given to tho lle'd Cross.WERE MARRIED Miss Edith Jones of Concord was united In marriago to Paul Peterson last week. The ceremony, which was private, was colebrated at Concord Junction, followed by a reception at the home of tho groom, which was attended by relatives "and friends. The newly married1 couple havo tho best, wishes of their many friends.WAIVED FIVE DAY LAW A pretty dancing party wbb hold in Union hall, Carlisle, Friday night, which was attended by many from this town. Tho dance was in charge of tho firemen of Carlisle, while the Colonial orchestra of Maynard furnished its usual fine music. At intermission refreshments were served by the ladies of the church.GOLF 8CORES Announcement was made during the past week of the wedding of Miss Ethel Peterson, daughtor of Mr. and Mrs. Rasmus Peterson of Carlisle rd., to Harold E. Thresher, son of Mr. and 'Mrs. Eugene H. Thresher of 22 Ar-mandine st., Dorchester. The bridegroom is a seaman on the II. S. S. Charleston, and a special permit for the marriage was issued by Judge Parmenter waiving the five day law, The marriago was performed at the homo of the bridegroom by Rev. Alfred E. Isaac of the Dorchester Temple Baptist church. Albert E. Thresher of Camp Devens, brother of tho bridegroom, was best man, and MibS May Tutt of Dorchester was- maid of honor. For the present the bride will make her home with her parents.MUST FIlLE CARD The local food administrator sent out a notice to the residents of the town that every householder having 30 pounds or more of flour including graham flour and whole wheat flour, must Jill out and mail the flour card on or before May 4. It Is hoped that every one has complied with this request.ATTENDED DANCE At tho Concord Country club Saturday afternoon the following score was made at golf: Goorgo N. White ............. 4 up George S. Keyos .............. 2 up E. R. Howard ................. oven Charles F. Bowers .......... 2 down Murray Ballou .............. 9 downINTERESTING GAME Edward Walsh was down from Camp Devons over tho week end. The Oblate Fathers of Lowell will open a mission in St. 'Michael's church next Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. William Fitzgerald of Concord Junction were guests of Bedford friends and relatives Sunday. Prominent among those to receive medals of honor from the war department recentf^ appeared the name of Jesse H. Phllbin of this town. Mr. Philbin was a Yale athlete and very popular with his classmates. Concord high won its eighth straight game Saturday afternoon by defeating the alumni nine with a scoro/of 1G to 13. The game was a very exciting one clear through, and much interest was shown. Many old face» wero seen on tho alumni side as Shepherd, the three Bulger boys, M'ulcahey, Fal-i Ion, Loftus, Hayes.Good Pay for Patriotic Woi;kMan wanted to cut asparagus on Private J. R. Garrett's farm, Barrett's Mill road, Concord, near the old mill. Early morning or evening. Also some rich land to rent on shares. Apply to Rev. D. C. Garrett, Lowell Road, Hildreth's corner, Concord. Telephone 859M. adv ! —-SOUTH SUDBURYFINE PROGRAMWEST ACTON The regular meeting of the Sonior league Friday night was as interesting as usual. The program was as follows: cornet solo, Leslie Burr; a home scene, "The Busy» Body," Mrs. Whitney ; song, "Keep the Home Fires Burning," 'Mr. BeckwJth; a letter read from Rev. Thomas Street, who Ih now in France; rec., "Lehagrin," Stanley Blackmer; short minstrel show; rec., Innocence," Mabel Libbey; fiumorous selections, Miss Emerson; Scotch courting scene, "The Hint," Mr. Cutler iind Marie Nelson. A party of five young people visited friends in Ayer Sunday.RED CROSS SCOUTS TAKE CANOE TRIP Scouts Barker, Chamberlain, Lov-ell, Leith, Tolman, Wood, Russell Smith of Troop 1 went up the river in canoes Sunday, stopping at their camp for luncheon on the way. When returning they improvised sails and sailed all the way back. They reported a very good time. The scouts who have been taking down the large town fag every night at sunset, find as the time gets later that it interferes with their studies, so hereafter the flag will be taken down every night at 6 o'clock. W. C. T. U. MEETINGFOR RED CROSS The W. C. T. U. met at the home of Mrs. Stow Tuesday afterir i. It was a very pleasant meeting 1 was in the interest of the Flower missions oi which Mrs. Stow i.^ the superintendent. The mid-year meeting of tho Middlesex county will be held at the White Ribbon home in Ayer, Mass., May 22. The Middlesex contribution for the great drive which was made A rare treat is in store for the baseball lovers of the town on Saturday next at the playground, when a team composed of officers and instructors or' the Mass. Reformatory with Oscar Wood as manager will clash with a picked nine captained by Sergt. E. J. Lyons and made up of all the old time favorites, among whom will be Walter Akers, Benj. Derby, M. J. Hayes and other equally clever stars. The proceeds of the game will be donated to the Red Cross and it is hoped that a large crowd will be on hand to enjoy the sport as well as to swell the fund. If the attendance is large enough to warrant it, this may be the first of a series of games to be played throughout the summer months. Come and show your enthusiasm and cheer for '■our favorites. The following articles were completed and returned to West Acton Re< rops during the week ending fylay 4. i sweater, Miss Maud Priest; 1 sweater, Eleanor Hall; 3 pairs socks, Mrs. Moses Thompson; 1 pair socks Mrs. B. C. Steele, 1 pair socks, Mrs. W. B. Holt; 1 pair socks, Mrs. C. H. Mead; 1 pair socks, 2 pairs wristers Mrs. Wood; 1 pair wristers, Mrs. Ho-bart Mead; 1 pair wristers, MiBS Dorothy Mead; 1 pair wristers. Miss Mar ilia Willis; 1 long bandage,' Mrs. Olive Poland; 1 pair wristers, Maria E. Steele; 11 bandages, 15 comfort pit lows, Junior Red Cross. Also 150 eye dressings, 10 fomentations. WITH RED CROSSINTERESTING LECTURE Miss Grace Jones left Thursday, April 25, for Lakewood, N. J., to await further orders for duties in tho surgical department of the lied Cross with which she has enlisted. Miss Jones has many friends in this town M'hos Tony Perry has gone to work for George S. Meade. Miss Dennison of Maine is working at the home of Mrs. L. M. Mead The W. C. T. U. met at the home of Mrs. M. S. Harriman on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Warren Hayward moved into their newly renovated house Saturday. Several from this village attended the funeral of the late Hev. John A. Crowe at Cambridge, April 30. John Hopps and family moved to Groveton, N. H., during the week. He has sold his land here to Ernest Morse. The fire department and other help responded to a call for a big brush fire at North Acton Thursday afternoon and evening. Clias. Whitcomb is able to get out with a cane after being confined to the house several weeks with a severe injury to his foot and leg. The annual session of the Baptist Sunday school will be held Sunday The illustrated lecture by La Bar-ronne Hurad on "My Experience Among tho Fighters" was exceedingly realistic and all the people who attended have a much clearer vision of the war than they could have obtained from a less vivid description. La Barronne lived in France before the war. In 1914 tho Germans captured her beautiful chateau. It was recaptured again by the French but in the meantime all the buildings had been burned except one. I a Barronne fitted out this Duiiding for a hospital v inch she supports herself. Thtre weifc about 145 pvfsent at the lecture AH over is to so ta the local Red Cross. SOUTH SIJD Frank Davis has moved to this town and is residing in the house formerly occupied by Mr. Gay.CONCORD JUNCTIONGIVEN SHAVING SET Morton Leighton has left the -employ of the Middlesex Insurance Co.. Concord, and is taking a two months" course of training ac the Wentworth Institute, Boston. as a token of their friendship, he was presented with a, handsome shaving set by the rest of the employes in the office before his departure. Mrs. Joseph Alexander, who has been spending the past several weeks with her parents, 'Mr. and' Alex McEachern, left Sunday for Norfolk Downs, where with Mr. Alexander she the week end of their ¡parents, Mr. in the interest of the White Ribbon best wishes go with her in her work when reports of the classes and elec-'will make her future home, they bav-. and Mrs. Thomas Smith, Parker st. home brought in about $10,000. wherever she may be sent. . tion of officers will be held. ing recently furnished a house there. ;