The Beachcomber, Wednesday, July 7, 1948
Incorporating The Hampton Beach Advocate
Volume XXII, No. 2
Incorporating The Hampton Beach Advocate
A Vacation Digest of all the news
information for the summer visitor
Published Wednesdays, June 30 to September 1By The
Hampton Publishing Company
Hampton, New Hampshire
For Advertising Rates in This Paper
Telephone Hampton 555
Communications and Items from
readers are welcome at all times.
Holiday Weekend Crowd Equals All Records
Estimate 250,000 Persons Visit Beach Over The Long 'Fourth
Aided by ideal weather, weekenders enjoyed fireworks, bathing, band concerts, midnight dancing and the various amusements along the boardwalk.
Every dining room, lunch counter, hotel and rooming house was filled to capacity. Hundreds of "lucky" people slept on porches and in basements and living rooms, while large numbers of late arrivers slept in cars, on beaches and on the beach -- or not at all.
Cars from Canada and every state in the Union visited the Beach and traffic was the heaviest ever seen, with three lines of cars, motorcycles, jeeps and buses crawling from the North Shore to the center.
In spite of the continual congestion, no accidents were reported and firemen answered only one call when a cigarette started a fire on the [mile-long] bridge.
West Somerville Woman is Chosen
"Queen Of The Day"
The gifts received by the honored guest were: the facilities of the bath-house, speed boat and seaplane rides, golf, penny arcade amusements, luncheon, movies, deep sea-fishing trip, set of travelling bags, manicure set, box of candy, and other gifts.
Mrs. Morrison was quite thrilled and said that it was going to be a very happy week for her.
Accident Ties Up Bridge Traffic
Although the car, which was hanging over the edge of the bridge, was extensively damaged, Lawrence escaped serious injury.
He will appear in court on a traffic violation. Officers [Leavitt] Magrath and [Ernest] Sergeant investigated.
Coast Guard Crews Save Craft
Miss Nellie L. Misiaszek and Donald Butler of Nashua were thrown into the river when their sailboat capsized early Sunday between the new and old bridges. Picked up by passing fishermen, they were taken, uninjured, to the pier. Coast guardsmen recovered the boat.
Sunday night, BM George Courtney and Seaman Anthony Tondollio answered a radio call from the bridge where the strong tide had tossed a boat against the piling.
Rescued from the channel were Dennis Towne and Paul Leliberty of Winchendon, Mass., and Euclid Leliberty of Gardner, Mass.
Breaks At Beach Cleared
By Arrest Of Three Youths
According to Chief of Police John Malek, three Brighton, Mass., youths who were living with this group, and who had been under suspicion by local police, were found to be responsible for the epidemic of burglaries here.
The 15-year-old leader and his 16 and 17-year-old partners broke into Page's market June 28, making off with $100 in cash and $150 worth of cigars and cigarettes.
On July 1 they entered the James Grille on Ocean boulevard, rolled the safe out and "ripped" it, taking $100 and $2.50 from the juke box.
The next day the trio broke into several cars, taking three suits, a camera and binoculars.
Some of the loot has been recovered and it is expected to find the rest in Boston where it was sold.
Special Justice O. Raymond Garland of the Hampton Municipal court found probable cause and the youthful robbers were removed to the State Industrial school for 10 days to await arraignment.
Although the two older thieves had no previous police records, the "brains" of the gang is at present on probation from Massachusetts courts.
Chief Malek and Officer Edwin G. Towne are working in cooperation with State Police Officer John Nickerson.
Among the guests at the Rowell are Mildred Hunter, Bridgeport, Conn.; Elizabeth Swift, Hancock; John McQueeney and James Doherty of Manchester; Elizabeth McCarthy, No. Billerica, Mass.; Patricia Higgins, Shirley Bunter, Delia Allen, Veronica P. Karsak and Marsella Westpelt, all of Lawrence, Mass.; Danel Shea, Holyoke, Mass.; Ruth and Jean Bolton, Westfield, Mass.; Mrs. Joseph Lyons and Miss Mary Lyons, Auburndale, Mass.; and Miss Betty Wood of Cherry Valley, Mass.
The McKenzie Arms dining room is under the management of Mr. and Mrs. Millard Footlick of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Have You Heard?
About the girl who went into the Pelham at 3:30 a.m. to wash her hair?
The gracious young hostess at the Lobster Pot is Mary Leary from Worcester?
That Connie hangs around Foley's all the time, even when she's not working? We wonder why.
That Wally forgot to wake Kitty at 4:30 Sunday morning to go digging clams?
That the University of Vermont must issue only small size T-shirts as evidenced by Bill Kelly?
That Tommy Waldron abuses his Buick driving it like an airplane? What's the hurry?
That Jack Fanning is very pleasant, agreeable and helpful?
That Pat and Carl were building castles in the sand
About another versatile addition to Chuck Hill's band -- Roger Snow -- plays tuba, bass viol and trombone?
That Chuck Hill's wonderful new drummer is George Pennman?
That Billie broke two dates to be with Gerry?
That Dick didn't recognize his date because she had dyed her hair in the meantime?
About the baseball game between the waitresses at Foley's and Bill Kelley's gang? P.S. The waitresses won!
That Kay Stickels won a jitterbug contest at the Barn?
That Judy is back at Munsey's?
How Willie got burned?
Why Don is tired?
The striking blond (it's genuine) waitress at the Lobster Pot is Barbara McNamara?
Mr. and Mrs. Manthorn and son of New Jersey are moving into the Bailey cottage for the summer season.
Registered at Ocean Boulevard Hotel are many Massachusetts people, including Shirley Mitchell, Millis; Virginia Lyons, Sherborne; Lillian Schiava and Tillie Lupuis, Framington; William Keating and William Hooper, Stoneham; Mr. and Mrs. James Argento, Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Vitrano, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sorrento, all of Dorchester, Bette and Alice Coles, Pauline Casacca and Louise Gauthier, Leominster; William Jeffrey, Robert Dunn and Ray Harris, Malden; Art Miles, Somerville; Mr. and Mrs. Willliam Lennox, Alliston; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Pierson and Mrs. Elizabeth Rogers, Worcester; Mr. and Mrs. James Jack, Belmont; Mrs. Ruth Cramer, Malden; Mrs. Margaret Martens, Somerville; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Johnson, Newton; Mr. and Mrs. Clark and Mr. and Mrs. Shrutterman, Medford. Other guests are Mr. and Mrs. William H. Dunn and family, Troy, N.H.; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Carney, Pawtucket, R. I.; and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Palmer and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Ken Crosby, Schenectady, N.Y.
July vacationists at the Driftwood, 4 Nudd avenue are: W. E. Kennedy and family of Springfield, Mass.; Mary Ellen Barrett, Flario L. Tarto, Mary L. Nagle, Jean Vickery of Lynn, Mass.; Jean Guide, Roberta Dannelly, Beverly Poehlere, Patricia Winters, Springfield, Mass.; Betty Curtin, Marie Eastwood, Evelyn McCarthy, Boston; Mr. and Mrs J. Gardner, Lowell, Mass.; Helen Salminen, Lorraine Marcott, Worcester, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. James Tully, Lowell, Mass.; Helen Canfirle, Grace Lenehan, Peabody, Mass.; Florence Nagle, Springfield, Mass.
Married at Beach Rites
Enjoying the weekend at Boar's Head Inn were Leroy E. Gilbert, Nashua; F. Long, Somerville, Mass.; Mrs. Helen R. Gilbride and daughters of Lowell, Mass.; Mrs. J. A. Madden, Schenectady, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Jeffrey, Stratford, Conn.; Evelyn Stveikes, Nashua; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred G. Donnelly, Pawtucket, R. I.; Mr. and Mrs. George P. Caffrey, Mattapan, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. James.; Robert Brennan;, Boston, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. Carmine Rossi, Cranston, R. I.; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Foye, Lowell, Mass.; D. A. Schwartz and family of Hollis, N.Y.; Leslie Lake, Melrose, Mass.; Walter Smith, Andover, Mass.; and Gwendolyn Merrill, of Melrose, Mass.
Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Hewitt of Laconia have purchased the Virginia cottage on Perkins avenue and expect to spend the winter there.
Weekend guests of Mrs. William J. O'Brien and family of the Rita cottage on J. street were Mr. and Mrs. William J. O'Brien, Jr., of Philadelphia, Pa.; Mr. James K. O'Callaghan of Great Neck, L. I., the Misses Anne O'Brien and Alice Desmond of Nashua ;and Mr. Joseph G. O'Brien of Manchester.
Harris Court guests this week are Harry I. Thompson, Lynn, Mass.; Wilfred Landry and Fernand Desjardins of Nashua; Dr. Edward Campana, Boston, Mass.; Arthur W. Giehler, Holyoke, Mass.; Mrs. William Hart, Springfield, Mass.; and Mrs. William Baer of Hopedale, Mass.
Thirty-five minor first aid cases were treated at the State Bath House over the Weekend.
The bevy of bathing girls on the Beachcomber's front cover this week was snapped by George Haggopian of Newburyport as they tried out the cool Atlantic waters for their first dip of the season.
The young ladies all hail from Massachusetts and are left to right: Angie Makris, Roxbury; Anne MacDonald, Jamaica Plains; Anne McGuire, Jamaica Plains; Pat Ward, Roxbury and Mary Carroll, Roxbury.
Beach Youth Engaged To Wed
Miss Grupe is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and majored in hospital and has accepted a position with the Hale hospital in Haverhill.
Mr. LaTourette is a graduate of Hampton Academy and High School, Class of 1941 and was class president in that year. He spent three years in the army and is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire. He is returning to the University for post-graduate work.
No date has been set for the wedding.
Beach Couple to Celebrate 60th Anniversary
There will be a family dinner party at "The Constance." Mr. and Mrs. Sturgis spent their honeymoon at that hotel which was named at that time "The Cutler House."
The couple have five children, eleven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
Ladies Aid Community Church
At the business meeting conducted by the president, Mrs. Ida Whitehouse, Mrs. Perley George was appointed chairman of the advertising committee and Mrs. Kenneth Ross to take charge of the radio publicity.
Following the meeting a social hour was enjoyed. A delicious luncheon in the form of a strawberry festival was served by the hostesses for the evening, Mrs. Alice Ray and Mrs. Perley George.
Robert Breton, Young Star of
Stage, Screen and Radio
Opening night and season tickets for all eight plays are still available, Producer Carl Friedan said yesterday.
The West Newbury Summer Theatre is centrally located on Route 113 midway between Haverhill and Newburyport, easily reached from all directions. Tickets may be reserved by phoning West Newbury 160.
Correct Figures at
U.S. Coast Guard Station, Hampton
Eastern Standard Time
Church ServicesCommunity Church
Rev. Earl Douglas, Minister
Morning worship service 10:30
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Masses: 6, 7, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15, 10, 10:45, 11:30.
Confessions heard on Saturday night beginning at 7:30 P.M.
Masses at Rye church -- Sundays 6:30 and 8:30 A.M.
4 Daily -- 2-3, 4-5, 7-8, 8:30-9:30.
Every Wednesday -- 9:30 P.M.
Office Hours: 9 A.M. - 9:30 P.M. Daily
Hours: 8 A.M. - 6 P.M. Daily.
ABENAQUI, Rye Beach -- 6 miles, 18 Hole course, Open to public.
AMESBURY Country Club, Amesbury, Mass. -- 15 miles, 9 hole course. Open to public.
EXETER Country Club, Exeter -- 11 miles, 9 Hole course. Open to public.
PORTSMOUTH Country Club, Portsmouth -- 16 miles, 18 hole course. Open to public.
Selectmen: Harry D. Munsey, Chairman; George H. Sumner, Elroy G. Shaw.
Town Clerk:William Brown. Office Hours, 9-12, 2-5, Monday - Friday.
Chief of Police: John Malek. Chief of Fire Department: George Lamott
Precinct Commissioners: Col. George Ashworth, Chairman; Ernest R. Underwood, James W. Tucker, Jr., Treasurer, Roland Bragg.
Chamber of Commerce: President, Raymond L. Goding; Vice President, John Walsh; Treasurer, Ralph T. Harris; Secretary, Loretta K. White.
Summer Calendar Issued By State
The folder is designed to supplement the vacation literature issued in the New Hampshire Vacation Kit, and is intended especially to interest persons visiting the state for a short time as well as summer and year-round residents.
Information listed includes summer theatre schedules, historic buildings and museum, art exhibitions, facilities for summer study, square dancing, tennis, golf, horse shows, water events, boat cruises, arts and crafts, fairs, celebrations and Old Home Days, plus thumb-nail descriptions of several outstanding attractions.
An impressive increase in the number of vacation events scheduled in New Hampshire each year is indicated by the fact that it was necessary to increase the size of the Calendar by two pages this year, just as last year it was increased two pages over the summer before, the Commission said.
The folder will be distributed by the State Planning and Development Commission at Concord, New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Information Bureau at 10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, tourist information booths throughout the Granite State and other vacation information centers.
Lions Club Plans Tag Day July 10
The special meeting was presided over by J. Walter Hollis general chairman of the fund raising venture who reviewed the work accomplished by the Eyesight Conservation committee during the past year in the preservation of the sight of a three-year old boy of Seabrook, through a series of operations financed by the local club through funds raised in last year's tag campaign.
A very extensive plan for the preservation of eyesight in Hampton and the surrounding towns was set forth for the coming year. It is anticipated that the committee will need an amount exceeding $1,500.00 to accomplish the program for the coming year. Last year, the local club netted approximately $500.00 and had expenditures in the cases attended exceeding $600.00.
The committees have been formed to afford the largest coverage of the recreational areas of this section as well as Hampton, Seabrook, North Hampton and Salisbury. Chairman Hollis announced the following appointments: finance, Marshall H. Trafton; tags, Daniel Woodbury; advertising and publicity, Donald G. Murray; special gifts, James A. Carroll; transportation, Fred J. Rice; contest, Leslie Dining; refreshments, Donald Howard; zoning, Edwin G. Towne; prizes, Henry V. Dupuis; publicity stunts, Fred N. Rice. Chairman of teams captains is George I. Barwick.
The team captains are to be appointed in the next few days.
It was brought out at the meeting that the drive for funds and Tag Day have the endorsement of the Hampton Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Seabrook Fish and Game Club and the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce.
Little Boar's Head, N.H.
Services -- 11 A. M., Daylight Saving Time. All Are Welcome.
He is entertaining five little guests.
Games will be played after which the decorated birthday cake and ice cream will be served for refreshments.
A large playground slide is Richard's gift from the Baileys and this will be greatly enjoyed by all the children.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gillmore of the North Shore spent the weekend in Bristol, where they attended the wedding of Mrs. Gillmore's nephew, Mr. Robert Seaver, and Miss Elaine Smith. The ceremony took place in the Chapel in New Hampton where Mr. Seaver has been preaching for the past two years. The bride and groom are spending a few days with the Gillmores.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest T. Kimball of Manchester and their daughter and granddaughter, Mrs. George P. Wilson and Marilyn Linda of Chicago, are spending the month of July at the Ben Butler cottage at 19th street. Over the weekend they had as their guests the grandparents of Marilyn, Mr. and Mrs. William Wilson and children, Mr. and Mrs. M. F. LaMarche and children, Mr. Roy Sears, Mr. and Mrs. John Caylin, all of Manchester.
The Beachcomber Advertisers
Wednesday, July 7, 1948
Vol. XXII., No. 2 -- Free Distribution
|"C" Street Grill|
|Allied N. H. Gas Company|
|Art Gaudreau -- Haircuts|
|Boar's Head Inn|
|Boar's Head Service Station|
|Casino Theatre -- Hampton Beach|
|Cole's "Old Country Store"|
|Cole's Storybook Toy Shop|
|Corner Store, The|
|Elander & Swanton|
|Exeter & Hampton Electric Company|
|Exeter, Town of|
|Frank B. Freeman|
|Grason Shop, The|
|Gregory's Sherwin Williams Paints|
|Hamel Dry Cleaning|
|Hampton Beach 5 & 10, The|
|Hampton Beach Chamber of Commerce|
|Hampton Metal Shop|
|Hampton Theatre, Hampton Center|
|Hampton Union, The|
|Harbor Grill, The|
|Henry's Real Estate & Insurance Agency|
|Hollis Real Estate|
|Jackie's Travel Agency|
|James Grille, The|
|John Sise & Company|
|John the Barber|
|Lawrence House, The|
|Mace's North Shore Fish Market|
|Mahoney's Lunch & Tea Room|
|Margaret M. Junkins|
|Marsh Avenue Barber Shop|
|Mildred E. Chase -- Typewriters|
|Munsey's Sea Grill|
|Norton's Sea Food Market|
|Olympia Theatre -- Hampton Beach|
|Palmer's Dining Room|
|Premier Theatre, Newburyport|
|Radio Station WHEB, 750 AM|
|Raymond Sturgis, Ambulance Svc|
|Red Feather Cottage|
|Rocky Bend, The|
|Schaake Sandwich Shoppe|
|Sea Tern Bakery|
|State Recreation Area|
|Strand Theatre -- Amesbury|
|Strand Theatre -- Newburyport|
|The Jolly Day -- Children's Care|
|West Newbury Summer Theatre|
|Western Auto Associate Store|
|William James Dining Room|
|Ye Olde Country Auction|
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|E. G. Cole Co., The|
|Emery The Florist|
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|Hampton Center Barber Shop|
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|Hampton Cooperative Bank|
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