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Acton Concord Enterprise (Newspaper) - October 23, 1918, Acton, Massachusetts / "i _RPRISE VOLUME XXXI. incora Free Library .ti si ÍS~1_ 4c PER COPY WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1918 NUMBER 9 0 <> o o ■è o o o ^ o o o ó o 0 Dodge BUSINESS CAR Country transportation Needs emphasize the value of this car built for business purposes It will pay you to visit us and examine this car The haulage cost is unusually low o o ❖ o o o o o o o o * ❖ o o o ^ o o o o ^ o ^ o o917—Ford Touring GarNearly new tires and in A1 condition1918—Dodge Touring Gar $Run tfery little and in fine shape-6-cjl. StudebakerNew paint and in good condition i - _ AND TWO WERE CONCORD FATALITY Mrs. William Green of Westford Victim of Automobile Accident Sunday Evening—Cause Said to Be Due to Flat TireÂYNARD RALLIEDCALLSubscribed to $254,200 in Fourth Liberty Loan-Ex . cdtent Spirit Shown Maynard went far over the top in tile final clash of the closing hours o£ the Fourth Liberty Loan campaign. When the banks closed Saturday night the total subscribed was $2G4,-200. Maynard's allotment was $21(i,-000. The total will increase when final figures are secured. In spite of the many drawbacks, the greatest of which was the epidemic which prevented rallies, gatherings and house to house canvasing, the people of Maynard rallied to the nation's call for funds and oversubscribed the allotment. The campaign started off with a rush, more than $120,000 being subscribed the very first day. When the big allotment, about $100,000 larger than estimated, was announced, a feeling that it would be almost impos-^ sible to reach that high total filled the air. It was a big allotment for Maynard, enough to stagger the moat enthusiastic. The first blue moments were soon blown away, however, anl the spirit prevailed that Maynard must stand in line with her sister towns and get the allotment. When it was assured that Maynard would go safely over the quota, the workers and townspepple were highly elated and enthusiastic. Chairman Harry T. Bates, who worked without letup said, "It is most gratifying. Maynard has stood fast and done her duty more patriotically in this than in any previous loan. The people bought with the same spirit that ooys in France are fighting. Though heavily handicapped with the epidemic, they responded generously to the great credit and honor of the town." In the closing hours many who had bought all they thought they could af--C ford early in the campaign came again <$> for more. The bond buyers were all ^ listed on a card index system and con-^ ! tain names representing all walks in At the result of an automobile accident last Sunday evening in Concord, one woman is dead, her son in the hospital and her husband badly shaken up. Mra. William E. Green of Westford is the dead woman. Her son. 'William Kenneth Green, is at the hospital. The accident happened' on Bedford st. iit the foot of Sleepy Hollow Hill, about a mile from the center of tho town at 8.30 p. m. According to Mr. Green, a flat tire caused tjie accident. He was driving his machine back from Bedford and was traveling along the car track on the right hand side of the street. The flat tire on the slippery strfeet, made so by light rain, caused the machine to swerve across to the left, and'before he could get It under control it plunged through the fence and down over the 15 foot embankment into the brook below. Mrs. Green was pinned under the rear end of tho machine, death, being almost instantaneous. She is survived by her husband and eight small children. TCar" STÖ0 + O « o « ways TORREY & Wain and Waiden Streets Concord, Mass TELEPHONE 245R or 8622 life, The plain working man, as la al-the case, bought heavily. Thy employes of the Assabet mills, in this as in every call made upon them, came through generously. Mora than $9:5,000 was subscribed by tho people of the mills without crediting-to them the amount purchased by other members of their families outside. O C. Dreschler, agent ot the mills with his staff of officials and overseers gave of their time and money without stint in canvassing inside and outside the mills. Extra clerks were hired, a large billboard for Liberty Loan advertising and a large thermometer erected at the corner of Na-son and Main sts., which indicated the progress of the loan from day to day were given through the good offices of Agtnt Dreschler. The American Woolen Co., in the closing days, subscribed for $50,000 of bonds credited to Maynard, which assured the success of the loan. Both banks received subscriptions and engaged clerks to help out during the campaign. The Maynard Trust Co. will act as collecting agency for bo.----- - , plan in this loan. In previous loan* this work was attended to at the Ars-sabet Institution for Savings. The Women's committee for the Fourth Liberty Loan had charge of the canvass of the homes and stores Thev combed the town, making several repeated calls, worked without letup from the start, and were a great helrf in making the loan a success The Boy Scouts assisted in distributing literature and made a canvass of the town, selling many bonds. The campaign closed with a rally at Central sq. Saturday afternoon, with I music by three bands, oratory and A. A. Rideout of the national service section of the Emergency Fleet Corporation, and Capt. E. €. Gow of the American army; .in the-service of ¡.lie British, wore th« priocjivil speafe ers. Both the speakers were interesting and forcible and aroused their audience to a high pitch. Some of the clergymen of Maynard spoke briefly in their native tongues. Rev. Francis Joblonsld, pastor of St. Casimir's parish, spoke in the Polish tongue, Rev. John Vanaanon, pastor of the Finnish Congregational church, in Finnish, the pastor of the Russian 'Orthodox church recently appointed to iucceed tho late Rev Alexander Lupinovitch, in Russian, and Rev. Charles F. Parsons, pastor of the Federated churches made the closing speech. Postmaster Arthur J. Coughlan pro-sided. The music was furnished hy the three Maynard bands, the Imatra, National and Maynard Brass, who volunteered their services, the last two named combining for the occasion. Private Wm. H. Garceau of Marlboro, who lost a leg at Chateau Thierry, Private Albert Rasmussen of Maynard, wounded in action July 4th, and Seaman Joseph Cullen, a Maynard boy at home on a short furlough, were the special guests of tho day, < made speeches urging the purchase of Liberty bonds and were easily tlu "lions" of the day. Privata Garceau is a Marlboro boy and went across with Co. G of the 104th Infantry.. At Chateau Thierry he wae servigg as a runner on volunteer v/ork when he received a gun shot wound in the leg, which necessitated amputation soon dfter at a basa hospital. Alter being wounded he dragged himself toward the American lines for 50C yards, when he was picked up by stretcher bearers. When convalescent he was shipped home on the transport Mt. Vernon, which was torpedoed when 250 miles from port by a German submersible. Af-" ter an eventful voyage it finally mado an American, port with the decks awash. Vocal selections were sung by Thomas King. "Tommy," accompanied by the l:and, made a hit as ho sang, "All We Want is a Pifece of the Rhine," "It'? a Long Long Trail" and "What Are You Going to Do to He],:? tho Boys." The Maynard Fourth Liberty Loan Committee is composed of Harry T. (Bates, chairman, Wallace G. Priest, vice chairman, O. C. Dreschler, Chas. H. Persons, George H. 'Crelghton, O. S. Fowler, Thomas F. Parker, H. A. Wilson, Arthur J. Coughlan, Wm. H. Millington, 'C. J. Lynch. The Women's Liberty bond committee is composed of Mrs O. S. Fowler chairman.' Mrs. A. L. Morse, Miss llairiet Naylor, Mrs. Fred Jones, Mrs. Mary Wall, Mrs. George Newton, Miss Sarah Bent, Mrs. William Millington, Mrs. Harry Bates, Mrs. Gilbert M. Hawkes. Mrs. George Law-ton, Mrs. WEST ACTON Lieut. Carl S. Hoar, Camp Doyens, and Mrs. Hoar, wore Sunday guests at»the homo of J. .5... Hoar. Miss Margaret Hall ot Welleslcy College was at home over Sunday. Mrs. George Holt ot Milford, N. H., spent several days tho past week In town. Mrs. Adelaide Brings has returner! from Connecticut, where she was called by sickness of relatives. The public schools reopened here Monday after being closed on account of the epidemic. Henry Hall, a student at a miitary school at Cornwall, N. Y., was at the home of his sister, Mrs. Alice Carlisle, during the week. John McGregor has taken the position as flagman at the Hajpgood Crossing on the new 8-hour shift from 2 to 10 p. m. P. H. Willis is also working at the depot- crossing on the new time. Mr. Peckham arid family have moved to Shirley. The former lias traded his farm here for the store and other property there, formerly owned by Chas. Bradford. DIED IN LITTLETON Geo. C. DurUee of Littleton passed away at his home, Oct. 15, at the ago of 92 years, ono of the oldest residents in Littleton. Mr. Durkee was well known here, where he had many friends. Funeral service was held at the home Friday and interment was at Littleton.CONCORD MADEFINE SHOWING . , iSubscribed Over $1,000,000 to Liberty Loan-War Relic Train Big Attraction Concord went over the top in good shape in the Fighting Fourth Liberty loan drive, its quota of $784,000 being over-subscribed to more than $1,000,-000. The War Relic, train Which was here Saturday evening attracted a large crowd of citizens, who showed a great interest in the relics, and listened attentively to tho speakers. Tho latter were introduced by Judge Keyes, chairman of the local ' loan committee,' and ringing speeches were made by Piiny Jewell of Concord and Mr. Kenney from Leominster, who had been "over there" with a Canadian Ambulance corps, after whtcli the crowd Inspected the relics and being stirred by the appeals of tne speakers,, showed their enthuslasmT&y subscribing for about $10,000 more. The Boy SCouts of the tcyyn were busy all day gathering in subscriptions to the loan and distributing circulars announcing the coming of the relic train. Bank clerks were busy until nearly midnight taking In the money and tabulating the returns.CONCORD JUNCTION BOYIN ACCIDENT A sad accident occurred on Monday noon, when William O'Connell, the 1" year old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. X. O'Connell, Commonwealth ave., Concord Junction, was ¡struck and knocked down by an automòbile, receiving injuries from wliicff lie died a few hours later. With another boy, William left hia home after dinner tc go to the Sheo-han farm, where they had boen helping in the potato field. On the Elm st. bridge they stopped and, boy fashion, wero throwing sticks in the water, running from one side of bridge MAYNARD HAS $1500 FIRE LOSS for bonds bought on the instalment Me¿ril,]C Mrs. Charles Keene, Mrs. 1 ... T.. _____Unn; . n»l__A__« The fire department was called Thursday evening at io o'clock to ex-j tinguish a fire in the barn of the Maynard house, Summer it. The roof and upper part of the structure was a seething mass of flames on the arrival of the department Fifteen minutes after the alarm was sounded the loft floorN gave away with a ioud explosion, bulging the front of tho building and endangering the lives of the firemen. Selectman Albert Smith, who waa on a ladder chopping a hole in order to get a stream on to the flames, when the building began to cave in, jumped to the ground, a distance of 15 or 20 feet, and broke Viis right leg above the ankia and tore the ligaments of his left leg. >, . , The fiamer were soon extinguished, ? ^I3' ! though not before the building was a wreck Tile cause 0f tjje gre jg given as unknown, and the loss is estimated at from $1500 to $2000. Eleven horses and much equipment were saved. Some of the liorse3 ACTON CENTRE Susie Miss Miss Emma Guillow, Naylor, Miss Velena Tiny Poikonen, Mrs. Agnes Gibbons, Mrs. William Pickard, Miss Fay Graham, Mrs. Ann Carter, Mrs. John Vanaan-; when liberated outside tried to make T^ie Middlesex Union association will be held at Concord on Wednesday Nov. G. After a vacation of three weeks, during the epidemic, the schools opened on Monday. Frank Flske fell from a ladder while picking apples, spraining his anlclo quite badly. Dr. Allen Is attending. ~ Frank E. Parsons has replaced the loss of his car, which was stolen, by another Ford. The annual meeting of the North Middlesex Branch of Woman's Board of Missions in Rollstone Congregational church, Fitchburg, on Tuesday, Oct. 2D. A business meeting of the Acton Centre branch, Red Cross, was held on Tuesday at 2.30. On Thursday the regular sewing meeting will be held Work has come in for immediate shipment. to the other to see them carried through by the current. ■A truck was going toward Concord, and it is thought that the boy waited for that to .pass, and then, without seeing tho machine approaching in the opposite direction, ran directly in front of it. The machine was owned' and driven by Winifred Chaplain, who was greatly unnerved by the accident. No blame is attached to him, however, as he stated that the car was within a few feet of the boy when he staited acroE-s tho road and although he applied the brakes it was impossible to avoid striking "him. Edwaril Loughlin, who was also In the machine at the time, verified Mr. •Chaplain's statement, and said the accident was absolutely unavoidable The little fellow was carried into a nearby house, and his ¡parents sent for. Tli wriest and doctor were also hastily i umoned, but he was beyond all earth i aid and at 3 o'clock, without having regained consciousness^ he passed away. The news of his death, coming as it did, without a moment's warning, was indeed a severe shock, not only to his parents but to his many friends. Of a bright and sunny disposition. William was very popular among his schoolmates, and a general favorite, not only among the younger people of tho towr., but among the older people as well, who could not fail to recognize the many manly qualities, so seldom displayed in one so young. Funeral services were hold on Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock from. Help of Christian's church, and were attended by a large number ol sorrowing friends and'relatives. Burial was in St. Bernard's cemetery, Concord. The many beautiful floral pieces bore testimony of the popularity, of the little fellow and the love which, was borne him. The sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved parents in their i-ad loss. an, Mrs. John Flood, Mrs. George Hart, Mrs. Harvey Richardson, Mrs. Edward E. "'uffer, Mrs. Robert Har tin, Mrs. S. R. Garland. Mrs. Forrest Howe, Miss Avis Barlow, Mr3. Harry Burnham, Mrs. John McPherson, Mrs. Alexander Lupinovich. vocal selections. While the speak' % was going on members of the hit ny Loan committef nvasse ,..d sold many bonds. their way back to the stalls again. Many .of the guests of the hotel had retired and were aroused in fright a8 the flames lighted their rooms. The building is the property of Martin Peterson, and it is one of the very old structures of the town. At one time in its early days it was used as-a dance hall, where the elite of tho town were wont to jjither for dancing parties. PROVED PATRIOTISM Precinct 1 feels proud of the fact that during the drive on the Fourth 'Liberty Loan they were able to back up our boys to the amount of $53,150.' Over $1500 of this amount was raised through the efforts of two very 'ambitious Boy Scouts, William Davis Tuttle and Charles Whittemore Al-• ¡an. Biblical Thrift The Scriptures give us many lessons In thrift. Ezeklel warned the children of Israel that during the siege of Jeru- . salem they would have to be thrifty. He said: "Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and fitches, and pot them in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof."—Ezeklel lv: 9. The Bible shows that Ezeklel ordered the children of Israel to eat their meat by weight, and even thus only "from time to time."—Thrift Magazine. ;