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Acton Enterprise (Newspaper) - February 28, 1934, Acton, Massachusetts MS CLUBB ■musk kays r, v ■ Members and Guests Enjoy Delightful Pro gram in Girl Scout House; Much Praise for Those Taking Part Iii Tho Concord Woman’s dub pre-ton ted three amusing plays in toe dirt Scout House to good audiences Holiday afternoon and evening. Int plays were well cnosen ane tsceeoingty well done ana gave tne members and guests of toe club delightful entertainment. A Play, "between tne Soup and toe Savory'* w«e given wan Mm. Steam an Buttrics, br., as cook; Mrsi Farnham W. Srnltn as kitchen maid and Mrs. Josepn Richardson as waitress, t he scene wa* in the' kitchen. Tne piay wai coached by Mio. Ray mono P. Baldwin, with Mw. G. Norman Ai Dee prompter and Mrs. Hubert bowser and Mrs. Walter Borden in cnatge of properties. Mtoouska, a Russian drama, was given wail Min. Charles E. Sc lieu-ler aw NAtaska; Mrs. Wallace B. . Cantut as Mary; Mrs. Samuel G. Kent as Olga; Mrs. Albert E. Hen* derehot as lrov aka; Mrs. Rodney IL Pratt as Baoonaka, and Miss Clive Root as Stefun.' (the scene was In a peasants home, Mrs. O. Hollis Blake coaction tne piny; Mrs. Henry P. Throve Wan prompter And Mrs. J. Vey Mer. diUi was in charge af properties. The Knave of Hearts had Miss Martha Chase manager; Mrs. u. Walter Vialle as Knave; Mrs. George tuberueln as King; Mrs. Robert M. bowser as Counsellor; Mum Helen Peterson as Vioietta; Mm. Burleigh L. Pratt as lg*suia; Oook Blae Hose was Mrs. Hay* Blond bm I th and they were a team. The Henries were Miss barbara Allen and Mrs. Marjery Allen; The Royal Pages, Juuuu ray tor, bailie hem, Jane peck, Joan Pratt, diva bwain and Madeline louie, me •cane was in tne Royal Kit.nen. aam. George s. Keyes coached this play, assoiled by miss .Nancy Carbin. Mm. Leon F. Foss was P*ompter and Mrs. Goalies ii. paine in charge of properties. IM B. Mrs. Pniirp A. Davis, - Keyes, Mss. J Olin Morse, Mrs. Haas Miner, Mrs. Raymond P. Baldwin, Laimara Allen, Mrs. Pristina Caiger ana Mrs. Adion ti. Russell were in charge *A costumes ana make up. 'the auraeuve munc was by Mm. Edward P. Daniels. IE J A. E. Bowse Dped Sunday In Bedford EQ ^ ’Bedford—It wan a shock to the iowa to learn of Ute death of Arthur Bowse, Old Billerica road. Bnnriuy night. Although in poor health tor some time few realized how W he was. ’Mr. Bowie was born In Chelsea "■sgoHfc 1862. He lived In McAfeee and Arlington for some time, and tor the past 13 years turn made hie home in Bedford. EIO was president of the New Vinegar Company in I ^^s1s survived by bls wife, Mrs! HHm OHargiey) Rowsc; three I ma, Rev. Ralph H. Rowsc of I Bedford, Arthur E. Jr., of Loxing-1 Ap, and James A., of Bedford;! Mfg' daughters, iMre Lewis G.l .gipper of Bedford, Mrs Louis S.l 5Mnk pf Arlington, and Mrs.| WeeUey P. Redman of Peabody;! HH Otho grandchildren. Burial! he private, hut services wilk (Church of Christi )» Thursday af-g N. P.OLSEN (DIED SUDDENLY Had Been « Resident of This Section for Half a Century Benjamin Gruber end Mise Zekfat Weinfeld United In Marriage Maynard — Niels Peter Olsen, Powder MUI road, died suddenly at his home Saturday night. He Was 67, born in Denmark and had been in this Country 50 years, most of which he liven in Acton and Maynard. He Is survived by two sons, Alfred Walter Olsen and Peter Olsen Jr and one daughter Cora. Mr. Olsen was In the employ of the American Powder Co. for many years. He was a member of Concord Lodge I.O.O.F. The funeral was held Monday afternoon. Services at the home at two o’clock were conducted by Rev Mathew A. Vance, pastor or the Union Congregational church. Hymns were sung by Mrs. Arthur Jordan and Mrs. James Tobin. There was an abundance of beautiful Bomi pieces. Burial wan in Glenwood cemetery. /BOARD OF ,TRAOf The Concord Board of Trade held an interesting meeting in the Colonial Inn, Monday evening, President Fred R. Jones in tne chair. Chairman Danforth W. Com ins of the Concord Finance Committee went over the articles In the Town Warrant to explain the Finance Committee’s report In detail. (He showed how the returns from the State bad shrunk, .TS IU vigor mjty ImMlliOII. » IWTtf WRB ft discussion In regard to the advisability of transferring from the electric light surplus to the general resources of the town, in which Mr. Comtes, Richard B. .MoSweeney of the Electric Light Board, and others took part. ‘ Rex A. Morgan spoke in regard to plans for a gymnasium from (Che Hunt Fund, and Leon F. Foss of the School Committee outlined plans for reducing the cost of transporting school children. Society Gets Rare Record Hudson—A very rare deed, dated June 22, 1715, in the first reign of King George, has been presented to Hudson Historical Society and Has been placed in the museum in the public library. It is a grant which conveyed land from Obediah Wheeler, Jr., of Concord, to John Holdin, of Sudbury. This vital record was presented to the society by Henry A. Wheeler, Berlin, who ie a descendant of Obediah Wheeler. The land named in the record was part of the original Sudbury Grant that was made by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. DRISCOLL RE-APPOINTED Maynard.—John Driscoll was reappointed superintendent of streets and highways at a meeting of the Selectmen yesterday. ag*; we BUS rn KERSEY HU. M STOW of Auto and Passenger Are Hurt; Both From iaiyille; Driver Later Taken To Marlboro Hospital; None Hurt In Bus VWO persons were in. several shaken up when HH with five persons *)oimd Lovell bus 7:1 8:130 o’cklck this BMJ the top of Kersey .[road conditions canted ii storms are Mimed for fffl No one was injured In I gg'two persons riding in fllMlMMma hurt They) the driver. let the home of Whitney Ferguson Bin Gleawondalo. The latter two are Snot related. Dr. A. E. Gilbert at* ■tended the injured men, and took BI'au th to the hospital. . | The driver of the Lovell bus .was ii Chadar Lang. He reported to his icompany that no one in the hue | was "even shaken up." The shot | where the accident occurred la a narrow roadway, Caused by drifting Maynard—Mise Zelda Weinfeld, the daughter of Mrs. Esther Weinfeld, 31 Cheeter street, Allston and Benjamin Gruber, the son of Mrs. Gertrude Gruber, 29 Summer street were married Saturday night. The ceremony was performed at' the Beacon House. Boston by Rabbi Epstein In the presence of numerous relatives and friends. They were attended by Mrs. Time Ellvits, matron of honor and George Weinfeld, best man, brother of the hffide. a reception followed the ceremony at which 76 guests were present. Following dinner there was dancing. They received numerous beautiful and valuable gifts. On their return from a wedding trip to Washington they will reside in Haverhill where the groom Is the manager of a store. Mr. Gruber Is a graduate of Maynard High school class of 1924 and of Bates College class or 1929. He is a member of Charles A. Welch Lodge A.F. A A.M. and of Maynard Lodge B.P.O. Elks Liquor License Goes Begging In Maynard (Maynard—The Selectmen granted a tavern license to Albert Riley .who had a beer and wine ll*, censed place at the corner of Waltham and Parker streets. Two full liquor incenses other than package store licenses were available following the recent town election. At the time this is written Mr. Riley was the only applicant for a license. There are two package stores, four restaurants and one tavern licensed to sell ail liquors, besides other places that sell beer and .wines. It was the Aret time In Maynard that an opportunity to get into the liquor business failed to have numerous applicants for a license. Bt is warted that business is not very good in the ‘business with the exception of a few places. A (fee of 854)0 was charged for die tavern license. Battle Storm To Hear Talk on “Call of North" Concord.—The elements did ’.heir best to make Arthur A. Merritt feel at home last Tuesday when ut came to Concord to lec ture on • The Call of the North’’ and a1, ’trough many would have responded to the call the worst snow storm and blizzard the town has known for yeans blocked the highways and kept'them to their homes. Over one hundred never-the-less fought their way through tho drifts and reaped a rich reward for their daring and persistence. The lecture* was given in Veterans’ Building under the auspices cf the Triiiitariat^fRRgregalioual (•hutch.    % Fascinating material, vivid description, wonderful pictures of wonderful scenes combined to carry the listeners over the same trails the lecturer had traveled and for u time after the talk was over it was hard for the hearer to realize he had not shaved physically ok well as in spirit in these entrancing travels. Tills hardy hundred saw with Mr. Merritt, Jasper National Park. They sailed With hint up the Can. adian and Alaskan coast. They (.IU vol cd by railroad over Ute White Horse pass and thirteen miles down the Yukon to Dawson. Then by boat aud rail the voyage vvus continued to Fairbanks, down lite coast to Victoria and Seattle iii the U S. A. Pictures, brilliant gorgeous of rite mid-night suit within the Arctic Circle, Mt. McKinley and other giant peaks bathed in sunlight or s>reakttl with the rays of the rising sun. Immense glaciers dyed by sunset plow) fdoudfe hanging „in many colors like mantles from the mountain sides. Such are the stories these fortunate and brave are telling and if Mr. Merritt .comes too Concord again w Wat auditorium can hold the barong who will gather to hear and to see. SUDBURY SCHOOL NEWS PhrtMp Roes, a senior in the Sudbury High. school, hoe Leon chosen aa second alternative for Wee* Point from the district of Ooogireeaman. Front H. Foes. He ranked third on the list of those from the 3rd Congressional District who tonic the examinations recently given tor entrance to the UnitnA <Kate* (Mil Burin. Academy a* Wast jfidnt. Aa mony af Mal Lee Repeats His Victory at Caucus; But One Quarter of Concord Voters Braved Storm , To Cast Their Ballots In the only contest in the Con* cord town election Monday, William J. Lee of ty.rrett’s Mill feta repeated his victory at the caucus, by polling 43k votes to 381 ta. Herbert B. Hosmer running on nomination papers. About one quarter §t the voting strength of 3212 braved the storm to come to the polls. Again the West Concord Civic League has won a smashing victory. The Aguree are: Pot. I Pct. 2 William J. Lee ... 201    231    831 Herbert Hosmer . 318    43 ill The other officers chosen wars: Selectman (one year) Edward J). Caiger; Town Clerk (one yeOr) William D. Cross; Ass ess OI (J years) George E. Jones; Board let Public Welfare (3 years) David U. Sheehan; Town Treasurer (one year) Herbert S. Townsend; Auditor (oue year) Chilton Cabot; Collector of Taxes (oaf year) Heil)ort 8. Townsend; Constables, (one year) Silas A. Bean, John J. Dee, James E. Finan, William Ryan; Road Commissioner yams) Theodore L.'Smith; School Committee (3 years) Angia M. Rodder, Minnie C. Moore, Leon F. 'Foss; Water and Sower Commission (3 years) Burleigh L. Prest; Board of Health (3 years) Philip T. Flavin; Municipal Light Board (3 yeirs) Floyd Vsrrtll; Trustee Town Donations (9 years) Wisner I. Park. GAVEL GIVEN AUXiUARY^Q Aa Good A. Tony? disqualified AS CANDIDATES Find Insufficient Number of Qualified Voters On Two Papers Historical Gift Presented To Match Civil War Mementoes Hudson.—Tho annual inspection Of Auxiliary 30. Sons of Union Veterans Auxiliary, was held last night in the Grand Army Memorial Home on High street. The inspecting officer was Mrs. Flora Whitney, of Worcester, past national president. The local Unit was given a IOO percent score for efficiency. Proceeding the inflection a public supper was served at 6:30 o’clock, in charge of Mrs. Iva HH., Mrs. Elizabeth Comey, Mrs. Kila Clark, Mrs. Fannie Peters and Mrs. Harvey TresilUan. One of the features, fallowing the inspection, was the presents, lion of a special gavel to the auxiliary by the inspecting officer. It Sudbury.—For the Arst time in the history of the town as far as is known, the nomination papers of two candidates for office in the town elections to take place next Monday, March 5, were declared null and vol! by the board of assessors, who on checking the names on the papers found that less than the required number of local voters had signed. There were however, many names that the registrars could not find on the lists. One of the candidates, a woman, was miming for the vacancy on the board of public welfare in place of George H. Thompson, who is not a candidate for reelection. The only candidate tor the office is Percivul VV. "Dad" Jones; Hie other was a candidate for highway surveyor, ofipjstog Harlan H. Noyes, who Is the present incumbent in that office. Nomination papers have been flied by Ralph H. Stone and he is unopposed. Both Mr. Thompson and Mr. Noyes have held office for long terms and their services were faithfi^Jy given to tee town. Chairman Harvey N. Fairbank of the board of selectmen, whose term expires is unopposed for reelection, as are the other menthe, s UM of the most promising of the t of lhc town government. ••aeon's diamond rookies is Al Cue- Appropriations in the town war. fhttD* brother of Tray CoedneUo, rant leal I for a taal sum of $69,. par second tacker of Brooklyn 1 827.76 and the finance committee I has recommended minor reductions I that bring the total down to $63,-107.76. Thc election and business meeting will be held the afternoon of March 5 in the new town hall. ^fielder and twines a mtan bat Maynard CWA Projects Are Given Extension (Charles Irwin, assistant CWA director, reports that all brush cutting projects will cease this week, which will put about fifty men rat of work. lf new projects, proposed by department beads, * tv* approved it may make work for some at those laid off. Projects for which an extension has been granted include the Great Road Job, extended three weeks; and Waltham street work, extended for two weeks. Painting the Roosevelt school continues untl. May I, as does the library, assessors, cemetery, sewer and Alumni field projects. The water department pipe line work has an extension of three weeks. Tho National Reemployment office, of which Gavin Taylor was director, has been closed and the records are to be sent or have hoe® sent to CWA headquarters at Framingham. Mr. Taylor opened the (Reemployment office 13 ■weeks go and for IO weeks was in the employ of the Federal government. The last three weeks he was employed by tile town. The records of this office shows 262 men and 170 woiucu uneni was obtained from Lookout Moun- ployed when the office closed. Ap tate, Denver, Colorado, and was made to mat h with thc arch pe-■dcstul and cannon ball whicli had been oreviou'iiy presented by the late Sx-Congressman L. D. Apsley, whose name is inscribed on the plicanjts for work on tho CWA must apply to William Scully CWA director, who will file the applications with thc Framingham ■headquarters, according to Mr. Taylor. HIH MAY BE OBLIGED TO WALK Finance Committee Recommends Cutting Transportation Appropriation From $8500 to $6280; Voters Will Decide Question Many Concord school children who now ride to and from school on the school busses will have to walk in the future, unless the Town Meeting nexft Monday votes to raise the $6280 recommended by the Finance Committee for transportation to the amount of $8500 appropriated last year. lf the Finance Committee recommendation goes through, all pupils living a mile or less from the Peter Bulkeley or the Harvey Wheeler-West Concord schools will have to walk the year round and those between one mile and one mile and a half will be transported only during the winter iii mibs. The ‘School Committee in a note attached to tile Town Report takes a neutral stand 1a the matter and is willing to leave the question entirely tn the hands of the voters •The Finance Committee repo * statal that Town employees will contribute 5 per cent of their salaries restored to th? 1933 standard Wen* mw ilhfurtffwrt so those requested by the departments The Finance Committee will not be able to report until the town meeting its recommendation in re. gaid to building u gymnasium with the William ii. Hunt fund. The committee also posl]K>nes its recommendation on the matter of acquiring land for a new location of the Road and Bridges Department. Article 23 proposes reducing the number of tile School Comm,‘tee from 9 to 5. lf this reduction were made It would be impossible to retain the present ratio of 2 to I in 'the representation of Precinct I (Contoid) and Precinct 2 (West Concord). There would either be one comm It tee in a ii from West Concord to four from Concord Centre or two from West Concord to three from the entre. Matters which by law require two-thirds vote, such as dismissal of teacher* on tenure; would need 4 votes out af 6 (Lo paso. I to con- ASK VETS TO SEEK PENSIONS C. J. McKenzie Declares Awards Made by Executive Order Marlboro.—Chesley J. McKenzie department senior vin e-comma(Ider of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, of this city, in a statement today uiged all veteran* or the Spanish American Boxer rebel I ion and tho PhUliplne In-uriectlon who believe they are 50 per cent disabled and have served DO days or more and arc not receiving pension, to write to tile pension bureau asking for $15 a month, uwaidcd by a recent executive order. He also n;is asked federal cm. Ploy es receiving $6 a month to request by letter to the regional office, the full amount of the pension accorded by tile executive order and urged World War veterans entitled to pension increase to request I tom their regional of-ftce, the increased allowance accorded. Mr. McKenzie declared that tills will benefit all men with service connected disabilities who ale rd led permanent and total, or all vetetans lated according to rating .schedules. Firemen In Fine Concert In So. Sudbury South Sudbury -The second annual concert and dance of the Sudbury Firemen’s Association was held the evening of Thursday, February 22nd in the Town ha ll. Iii spite of cold weather and the had condition of the roads, there were, approximately 250 present. Everyone enjoyed themselves. Music was furnished by Bowen’s Indian Head orchestra, featuring Harry Brigham, Mr. Brigham played and sang several of his old numbers, including J ho "Laughing Song.” Both modern and old fash lolled dances were enjoyed. I lie dance and concert were planned and tarried oui by the following committee I .aw re nee B. I iglu*, Ford is Garfield, leonard Stiles. Joseph Way. Stephen Gray. TRINITY CHURCH Concord, Massachusetts Rev. S. O. Dexter, rector emeritus Rev. Charlet R. Peck, rector Saturday, (March 3:    3 p. rn.. Children's Trinity Benefit. Ventriloquist 'Russell presents “Johnny." Sunday. March 4: 8.46 a ut, Holy Communion. 9.30 a in, Church afchoot. II a im, iHoly> Communion and sermon.    '    • f 6.30-7, T. Y. P.    w Wednesday, March 7:    19.30 a. rn.. Moly Communion, ll a rn. (Bible (Claw in Parish House led by MMS. G. Winthrop Lee. Open aalii" " INDUSTRIAL OUTLOOK HIS MOSTS Orders From the U S .Army in Regular Business Gives Emi 1500 Textile Workers CWA PAYROLL IS $1905 Bad Weather and Diicon-tinuance of Some Project* Responsible for Decrease Maynard—The CWA payroll Sat-uiuay mounted to $190u.44 paid to 136 men and 41 women. Tins was tile smallest payroll since the projects started, the decrease was partly due to bad weather and also to a decrease in work on projects, some of which had useu up ail funds available. An extension of time has been granted on most of the local projects. The Health department project cleaning up the banks of the river has been discontinued. The number of men employed on all projects has been decreased ten percent. William Scully, secretary of the Hoard of Public Welfare this week distributed 48 pair of double blankets received from the Federal Emergency Relief. From this source to date the local Welfare has received and distributed 600 tons or coal, 2200 pounds of butter, 270 dozen of eggs, 108 bags of beans of five pounds each, 800 pounds or pork. Some canned corned beef and canned roast beef bas bee ii allotted to Maynard but has not yet arrived. In addition, the product or the gardens of the welfare department have been distributed Including much of the canned vegetables, beans, tomatoes, beets and other vegetables. Male Choral Singing To Be Extended Announcement was made at thc annual 'banquet of the New Eng land Federation of Men’s Glee Clubs, of a plan to raise a $10,00) fund for 'tho extension of male choral singing in New England as a part of che ntw leisure time program. The first donation of $100.00 was precented to the Federation by David L. Comte, President of the Andover Male Choir and accepted by President Hei-bert J. Gurney of Wullas-on, founder of the Fed >r.Uion and author of the ‘extension plau” idea. Three huLdred representatives of the twenty-eight man choruses holding membjrsiiip iii itc New England Federation wen present to witness the presentation. This first $100.00 was earned at a joint concert held in tt.e beautiful Washington Auditorium al Philips Andover Academy on January 6. in which seven glee clubs participated and is the joint gift of these cd uhs. Similar concerts will be hold iii five different locations iii New 'England, namely iii Maine or New Hampshire; in Rhode Island; In Western Massachusetts; iii Connecticut, and in the Greater Boston area. These group meetings ■will bo open to the public at a nominal fee, tho not .proceeds being used to promote glee club nvusdc 'in tho vicinity. Tho Federation itself now num-ibers over 1,990 made singers, it was founded in Boston iii 1929, with a membership of four clubs. SUDBURY WOMAN’S CLUB Tho art committee of tho Sudbury Woman’s Club have planned a very interesting meeting for •March tho 7th. John E. Aleott, 'Supervisor of Vocational Art Education in Industry and Blini news for Massachusetts. wiM give a talk “We Are All Designers.” which he will illustrate. Mr. Al-oott is a young ma® af wide experience in the field of design. and the committee feels sure that the club will find him most Interesting. SUNDAY AT UNION CHURCH Rev, Alfred Wheeler Stone, minister of the West Concord Union church, continued his Lenten series of sermons aud sermonets al the morning service Sunday. “O Believe In Christ” was the subject iii his sermon for udulta and “The Prayer” in his talk to children. The minister’s class for young people met in connection with the church school and the special topic was "Practical Christian Living —In My Home”. Harold Carlson led the meeting ’of the Christian Endeavor society At «‘o’clock with tbs topic “Great Maynard—Ui tests of a continued mere is a my of industrial outlook. ®mi ie posy WHO textile w or sera sic and the outlook is will continue emt„. with more added to torc tong. Maynard Is get__ apparently morn thai the increased busine tile industry. In _ order from the U. 8. _ masters department, been booked Iron that warrants an , look for the future, done in two shifts _ (rom 4 to 12 at nlglz,' day the mill ut make'up for tho_ An increase in timing and an increase at the mill is a bright hue amid and Arctic gales, appears, the snow will melt and run with them, If tho tinues to do well, troubled of the Maynard-dtayanc#! W. Auxiliary wdkjte fourth anniversary ■Kl tainment and a sraBil W. headquarters The program isjgjjj Mary Cheney. ^■pSB attendance ak tSp-S^ ary whist party— nirirt- The door <8111 «d to Alice Mmmm wool to M.4Uilfi» Gnace Tucker. IIM soph Perrtto, ■■HBI M ichael Wated. Ida It rn Perr*.«o, Margaret Claflin. Bailli Dorothy Jones, JHI ward Hoffman, Annin William ReUL^^H royd. Mtb. William ll Saturday night a Mg party WSH be hsidB auspices of the ^■■9 W. headquarters.: PASSED A| I (NMA] Funeral Sunday ■Matti Autao of I I    Street Maynard—Mrs. Matt! Aul lo, 24 Waltham Thursday at her home in th*' morning. TI b*‘**n in i»oor heal!'.; for the end came quite si Wuk 45. Iiorn in Fin! been a resident of Mi. years. She is survived band and one daughter Autio. Tile funeral Kervises day afternoon at Parker were attended by a of neighbors, relative Rev. Mathew A. Vl iii*1 Union Congref officiated at the si hymns were sung by Jordan and Mrs. JI There were many Interment was in Glen! tory. Grange The Bedford BB regular meeting^M Monday evening. BH form of a petrioriojj Connie Poles® wssH several dejections I George A. Goodwin! Metcalf. A social I joyed and a goodly present in spite oil storm. MISS DOROTHY*! ENGAGED TO MM Mr. and Binh JuB [of IS (Stow SrifiiB Pm^HB ;