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Acton Concord Enterprise (Newspaper) - September 4, 1918, Acton, Massachusetts ENTERPRISE VOLUME XXXI. "li poittord fr«® Library Jf ai 18 4c FER COPYWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1Q18 NUMBER 2 0 4 Dodge A pleasing combination of smartness and comfort o o <i> o 4> ❖ The Sedan is built complete in Dodge t Brothers works* It is a combination of % artistic ideas, completely and harmonious- | ly designed. Like the Coupe, it is easily | converted to suit any form of weather. CONCORD roccntly ♦ O O O O 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. , It will pay you to visit us ' examine « i t ♦CHATEAU THIERRY PEOPLE GREET THEIR LIBERATORS The gasolene consumption is unusually low The tire mileage is unusually high , Sedan or Coupe, $1425 Comercial Car, Roadster or Touring Car, $985 (All prices f. o. b, Detroit), O ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ * f ♦ ❖ ♦ Carl Strum of Concord purchasod a Maxwell car. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Whitney spent the holiday with friends in ILIynn. George Walcott has enlisted in tlie Merchant Marines. Mrs. F. C. Rockwood was a week end guest of relatives in Ashburnham. Miss Mary Hunt was a week end guest of relatives in Hopkinton. Russell F. Parsons was home from Camp Devens Sunday. Sebastian Small was home from Cambridge over the week end. Miss Elizabeth Whoeler was a holiday guest of friends In Brockton. Alfred Curtis left last week for France, where he is to do Red Cross work. Royal W. Ellis has resumed his work at the telephone ofllccji after a vacation. Walter Tuttle of'South Acton recently purchased a 1918 Maxwoil. touring car of Macone Bros. Lester Clark of Manchester, N. H„ a former Concord resident, was a late visitor in town. Miss Margaret Whitney has returned to her home after a week spent camping in Harvard. Mrs. George W. Towle and daughter Margaret were recent guests of relatives in Claremont, N. H. At the Deaconess hospital last week Wednesday occurred the death of Dudley Hartford of Bedford John and Bradford Robinson have returned to their home after spending the summer months in Maine. Anthony Macone of Watertown recently purchased a 1918 Maxwell touring car of Macone Bros. Rev. and Mrs. George A. Tewksbury and daughters have returned to their Walden st. home after a month spent in New Hampshire. Mr. and Mrs. Charts Towle, with Misses Helen and Gertrude Towle, have returned to their home after a two weeks' visit in »Maine. Mr. and Mrs. John Webber and daughter of Swampscott are visiting at, the home of,Mrs. Webber's parents on Monument st. Miss Vina Petersen has returned to her Stow st. home after spending the suir.mer months in Fitzwiliiam N. H. Rev. Loren B Mar-1-vnr..a losumert his preaching n the First Parish cim--1- Sunday morning after his a» !!• • ei cation. r X-ake Boon every Saturn., • : -c aaract a a: fiber from this to1- . Mr: Mrs. Burton Stone of Cleveland, O., are visiting Mrs. Stone's parents, Mr. and Mrs, George Williams George Walcott and Alden Wheeler were week end visitors in Portland Me. Miss Margaret Caldwell is enjoying a vacation from her duties as book keeper at the James B. Wood & Son. Co. office. Mrs. Eva Harris and son David of Marlboro were recent guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Granville Hol-den. Miss Wilomena Olsen lias resumed her work for the Whitney Coal & Grain Co., whe-e she is bookkeeper, after a two weeks' vacation. All the garages found business very quiet in Concord Sunday, and closed up early, something very uncommon. The drug stores also report business very quiet. The portable schoolhouse which has' been in use at Concord Junction was recently moved to Concord, where it is now situated in back of tlie Ripley school. The Ford touring car belonging to Middlesex school, which was stolon from in front of Monument hall some time ago, lias not been found up to the present writing. In this, one of the first pictures to reach this country or the battle of Chateau Thierry, are shown some Inhabitants of the town who- remained during the German occupation walking through the destroyed streets to meet the American soldiers. MAYNARD 1917-Maxwell Touring Car $475 Overhauled—Excellent condition 1916-Chaimers Master Touring Car $700 New paint Good condition Í9Í3—Case 40 pL. Tour. Car $400 Westinghouse electric system throughout Torrcy & Vialle, Inc. Wain and Walden Streets Concord, lass. TELEPHONE 245R or 8622 t ♦ t ♦ ♦ ♦ I ♦ t ♦ tCHANCE FOR PATRIOTISM The opportunity is given to every boy girl and householder to enter a competition for the collection of dried fruit stones and nut shells to be used later for the making of carbon for the gas masks of our soldiers. Headquarters for this compétition will be at the food center cottage on the common. All who wish to join should bring their first contribution to the center and leave their name, any morning 10 to 12, afternoons 2 to 5. The fruit stones are peach, plum, prune, apricot, date. Nut shells are .walnut, hickory, butternut, coconut. 'The stones should be counted ind'vid-ually and nut shells by weight The one who has brought the most at the end of the competition will he rewarded a War Savings stamp. Anyone can contribute without joining the competition. The appeal for stones and shells is made by the Gas Defensive Division of the National Defense committee.given showerMAYNARD Mrs. Alice Panton, Linden St., visited relatives at Providence, R. I., the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bootliroyd and family spent Friday at Nantasket beach. Mrs. Michael Cleary and children, Francis and Helen, visited relatives at Boston during the past week. Misses Theresa and Beatrice 'Ma-one, Concord st.,. returned Sunday after a weak spent at Nantasket beacli. Miss Blanche McCarthy of Marlboro visited with Mr. and Mrs. George Lynch over the wee* end. Ralph Nowton, u. S. Naval Reserves at Newport, R, I., was home on-, a short furlough' Saturday. Mrs. Peter Malono, Concord St., and daughter Grace, visited relatives at Tilton, N. H., over the week end. Lindsey Smith was soloist at the services of the Methodist church at Gleasondale Sunday morning. Miss Elizabeth ■Carpenter and .Ellen Murphy returned Tuesday after spend ing 10 days at Nantasket beach. James J. Morgan, Thompson St., witnessed the Detroit vs. 'Boston game at Fenway 'park Wednesday. Rowland Macurda of Waltham visited with Mr. and Mrs. Wilder X. Macurda, Linden st., Sunday. Mrs. Mary Kelley, Pine st., and Mrs. Julia I.ynch, Elm st., spent Saturday at Nantasket beach. The regular meeting of Mizpah Re-bekah lodge will be held Thursday evening at I. O. O. F. hall. Mr. and Mrs. William Morris, Lincoln st., were the guests for the week of friends at Greenfield. Misses Mildred Morgan and Mabel Lowney returned Sunda? after spending a week at Revere Loach. Mr. and Mrs. Cart Stockbridge ai children, Willis and Barbara, weK the guests of relatives at Lowell during the week. William Brindley, Nicholas Driscoll, James Lent and Frank Moran were on a week end Ashing trip down Boston harbor. ■Lieut. Fred Carleton of the U. S. navy visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Carleton, Summer St., Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lesage and Mr. and Mrs. Al Kauf of Pittsfield were yie week end and holiday guests of relatives in town. Mrs. Henry McCormack and daughters, Margaret and Kathryn, and Mrs. Mary Maley and daughters Mary and Florence, spent Friday at Nantasket beach. Misses Esther and Margaret Fletcher of Maiden were recent guests of Mrs. Margaret Ryan and family, Railroad st. * William Gutteridge Is on vacation from his duties as paymaster at the Assalet mills and left Sunday accompanied by his wife for a motor trip to the beaches in Maine. Mrs. Allen Howard» and daughter Ethel, Mrs. Alex Marsden and two children returned Saturday from a two weeks' vacation spent with relatives at Durham, N. H. Mrs. John Smith, Nason st., visited at the home of her (laughter, Mrs. H. Linwood White, at Springfield during her vacation. Save your peach stones, they perhaps will be the means of saving some soldier's life. T. F. Parker is collecting stones for shipment. \ - Harry Ledgard, the popcorn king, is at the Worcester fair this week. Miss Kathryn White, Hillside St., has accepted a position at Hudson. Misses Clara and Viola Blnks spent the vacation week with relatives at Auburn, N. H. Frank S. Fearns, Main St., pharmacist, has been housed the past week with rheumatism. Everett Wilson, Brooks St., was the guest the week end and holiday of friends at Springfield. Frank Wilder and daughter Dorothy spent part of the vacation renewing old acquaintances at Spencer. Miss Jennie Naylor, Main st., returned last week from New York city, where she completed her fifth season as a student at the Columbia college summer schqol. Private Thomas Murray, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Murray, Parker St.. who recently reported at Syracuse,, N. Y., has been transferred to Lakehuyst. Edward Reading is still substituting as driver of the Hook and iLadder truck and reports that the permanent job is still open for some ambitious drive Mib. aura E. Gault, Concord, st., ugrhter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur lit, won a first prize at a fancy dancing exhibition held at Lexington park Friday evening. Clifton Downey, son of Mrs. Mary Downey, who recently reported for service, is stationed at Penns Cove, N. J., where he is taking a course in' chemistry with expectations of service abroad. Misses Jennie and Hattie Naylor,' Main st., were the guests of friends at H .verhili for a few days of the week. * "'ergt. James Ryan, Camp Devens, it the week end at^he home of tils mother, Mrs. Margaret Ryan, Railroad st. CONCORD JUNCTION pONCORD JUNCTION Mrs. 'w. C. MacDonald is entertaining her mother, Mrs. C. W. Hunnewell and sister, Miss Helen Hunnewell of Dorchester. ' I Mrs. B. F. Howe has returned from a week's visit at Winthrop, where she was the guest of Mrs. Blanche Miller, formerly of this town. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Leighton returned Monday night from a 3-days' automobile trip to Enfield, N. H., where with relatives from Hopkinton, they enjoyed life camping out. Mrs. I. R. Beharrell has returned from a visit to Springfield, where, she attended the wedding of a relative. The majiy friends of William Rogis-ter will be pleased' to learn that he is well on the road to, recovery after his recent Berious operation at the Deaconess hospital. 'Benjamin Derby spent' Sunday and the holiday in Laconia, Ni H„ returning Monday rilght with irfrs'. Derby and the children, who have been spending the past montli there. Miss Frances Curley and Miss Edith Comeau entertained a number of their friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Curley on Friday evening, Aug. 30, the occasion being a jo' -* cele-trati l of both young ladles. most delightful evening was spent with games anijf vocal and instrumental selections, whiie dainty refreshments were also served. Tnose present were Misses Emma Hefty, Gladys Willis, Alice Messer, Mary Curley, Mary. Hayes, Frances Curley, Edith Comeau, f United^ States Rubber Harold Isnor, John Fagan, Charles Comeau.CHANGED HANDS The Acion at. building association, composed of Maynard' Elks that recently purchased the Mandigo building on Acton St., have revised the original plans and arp now considering the demolishing of the building on the site and the erecitlon of a two story brick building with two stores on the ground floor and the upper floor for club rooms and lodge room. The club rooms will consist of a <parlor, billiard room, smoking room, kitchen and shower baths, and the lodge room to be 30x40 feet for meetings and which will be sub-let to other lodges and societies. ' • The executive committee have the above plans under consideration, though their final decision will be somewhat influenced by the condition in the building lines due to the war. Claud Higgins,- 11 year old son of Br. and Mrs. Scott Higgins of Winthrop, formerly of this town, who was recently operated upon at the Deaconess hospital for appendicitis, has so far recovered as to he able to be moved to the home of his aunt, Mrs. Wm. Ingham. PEACH STONES WANTED A shower was given Miss Helen Hunt last Friday night at the store of Miss M. I. Houghton, when about 16 of her friends gathered and presented 'her with a number of pieces belonging to a set of dishes. Miss Hunt was greatly surprised. After she had looked over the numerous1 packages, refreshments were served.DANCVWELL ATTENDED The second annual dance given by the Camp Thomas boys was held in the armory Friday night with a good attendance of merry dancers. The music for the evening was furnished by Treadwell's jazz band, which was very popular. During the evening an exhibition dance was given by Miss Mary Kennedy and Jack Cohan. At intermission refreshments were served and dancing was then contin-' jeft f0r forwarding to the central de-ued until 1. pots at Boston. Peach stones are of importance in winning the war. The carbon from 100 stones will make one gas mask, thousands of which' will be needed by our boys over there. Save all your peach stones and turn them over to the government for this, purpose. It may mean saving the life of one of our soldiers. Thomas F. Parker has kindly offered his services and will provide a proper receptacle at his store on Main St., where the stones may heATTENDED CAMP MEETING Mrs. Thomas Naylor, Mrs. Grace Peel, Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Dunham, Rev. and Mrs. Charles F. Parsons, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Richardson and MrS. L. D. Wilson were among those in attendance at the annual camp meeting of the Methodist Episcopal churches held at Sterling Junction this week Dr. E. P. Hayden of Maiden, who was one of the speakers, is well known in Maynard. APPRECIATE REPAIRS Autoists who frequently make trips to Concord are thankful to the town ofil'cials of Acton for the repairs made on this much used thoroughfare though they still groan as they cover that part of the road situated in the town of Concord. DISCONTINUED PART OF ROUTE Blanchard Weaver of Stow, driver for Fred Taylor, ice dealer, reported Thursday at Hingham as a member of the U. S. Naval Reserves. Mr. Taylor was obliged to discontinue part of his ice route, owing to his inability to hire a man to do the work. JOINT CELEBRATION IS RECOVERING UNION CHURCH Sunday Sept. 2, Rev. Alfred W„ Stone resumed his pastoral duties at Union church, following his vacation. Sunday school at 12 o'clock. Tuesday evening meetings at 7.30. Christian Endeavor societies at the usual hour. Lawrence Burbank of Acton lias ontored tho employ of Adams & Bridges. Mrs. Mary Magulro of Beverly Is tho guest of hor daughter, Mrs. C. X. O'Connell. Edward O'Brien of Holllston, for-merly of this town, visited friends hero Sunday. Miss Helen Connoll returnod Monday from a several days' stay with relatives in Maynard, Mrs. Stuart Farquliar and son returnod Sunday from a vlBit with relatives In Gilbertville. Miss Ethel Hussey of Stoughton has been spending the i>ast week as tho guost of Mrs. Edward McClellan. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Alters and son Rodney and' Miss Sadie Burke spent Labor day at Lalco Whalom. ^ Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Kyte of Waltham spent Sunday and the holliay with Mrs. L. G. King, Crest st. Miss Hortenso Bergeron of Ke6no, N. H., spent Sunday and the holiday with Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bergeron. Mius Alice Messer has returned to her home in Cambridge after a few woeks' visit with hor grandfather, Wm. Chaplain. Mrs. Charles Pageau and son George, Misses Ora and Alfreda Pa-f geau spent Sunday and tlie holiday with relatives in ibowell. Miss Sadie Burke left Tuesday for a week's visit with frlendo in Worcester. Albert hicks caught a 'fine string of bass while camping at Fairhaveri over the week end, ono of which tipped the scales1 at live pounds. MIbb Minnie Marshall of Waltham spent a few days of tho past week as the guest of her sister, Mrs. John Collins. Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Qeverans of Springfield, formerly of this town, are visiting Mrs. M. Kelley and Mrs. L. J. Severans. Mr. and' Mrs. Fred L. Green and children returned Saturday from a. very pleasant two Weeks' stay at \ Hampton beach, N. H. Mrs. William Snow and daughter Marian left Sunday for their home In Salem, after a several days' visit with Mrs Anna Hall and John Snow. Mr. and Mrs, Allan Kennedy and sons, John and Walter, returned Monday night from a three days' camping trip at Crystal, Lake, Dunstable. Mrs. Franlc Genorese of Boston, who was a week end guest of her els-' teir, Mrs. Andrew Edwardson, left, on Monday for Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Zeigler and son George returned Saturday night from a two weeks' automobile trip through the State of Maine. Mrs. W. C. MacDonald and spn Frederick, accompanied by her sister, Miss Helen Hunnewell of Dorchester, have returned from a visit at Concord, N. H. Miss Mary Reilley is enjoying a two weeks' vacation from her clerical duties with the Leonard Watch Co., Boston, part of which she is spending vVith friends in Worcester. Leo Comeau, who was recently called in the draft and reported' for duty at Camp Deven», failed to paBBi the physical examination, being rejected On account of underweight. Otto Jenson Is enjoying a week's vacation from his duties with tho Co. of Hartford, Ct., which he Is spending with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Jen-son. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Carroll were STlnday guests of friends In Holllston. John Snow has resumed his duties at the Rexall store, Concord, after a few days' stay with' relatives in Union, N. H. Major Kenneth T. Blood of Fort Totten, N. Y., arrived Saturday for a visit with his wife and little daughter Elizabeth, who for the past several weeks have been the guests of her mother, Mrs. ,W. C. Bobbins, and of Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Blood. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Alexander and ■ little daughter returned Tuesday to their home in Norfolk. Downs, after a few days' visit with Mrs. Alexander's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alex McEach-ern. • CONCORD MAY REGISTER NOW Anyone in the new draft, 18-45, who does not expect to be in town Sept. 12, may register now by going to the residence of John M. Keyes, where they will be given application blanks.IS LIEUTENANT COLONEL DEATH UNEXPECTED 'Many will be Interested to hear that Julian I. Chamberlain, a former Concord resident, has recently been made lieutenant colonel. He has been assigned to the 13th (Regular) division at Camp Lewis, American Lake, Washington, commanding the 38th Field Artillery ('horsed light) of the 13th F. A. Brigade. Col. Chamberlain has just completed a seven months' tour of duty as an instructor of the School of Fire for Field Artillery at Fort Sill, Okla. He is a graduate of the first class at the School of Fire, having been transferred from cavalry to field artillery and assigned to^the 00th division at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., in August, 1917. Col. Chamberlain was formerly a captain In the Mass. National Guard and served on the border in 191G as an aid-de-camp to Brig. Gen. E. L. "Sweetser. It will be remembered that it was Col; Chamberlain who planned the armory. Everett Thorpe is visiting relatives in Stamford, Çt. Mrs. Peter Nolan Passed Away Friday Following Operation Mrs. Peter Nolan, a long time and much respected resident of this town, ; passed away Friday afternoon at the Deaconess hospital, following an operation for ulcers of the stomach, which had been performed the previous week. News of the death came as a great shock to her many friends who, although knowing of her serious condition had hoped that the operation might be successful and that she soon would be well again. Of a kindly disposition and pleasant manner, she made for herself ¡many friends who will deeply mourn ' her loss. Funeral services were held at her late home on Sunday afternoon, Rev. George Tewksbury of Concord officiating, and were attended by many sorrowing friends and relatives. The floral pieces were many and beautiful, attesting In their mut$ way, the love and esteem in which the deceased was held. Burial was In Sleepy Hollow cemetery, Concord. The bearers were John Olsen, James Cutler, Peter Olsen and Charles Bowse. (Besides her husband, Mrs. Nolan leaves to mourn her loss four daughters, Misses Hannah and Lena, Mrs. Walter Page and Mrs. John McKln-non, and three sons, Andrew, Edward and Fred-, who have the sympathy of their many friends l|i their bereavement. _. ;