The Hamptons Union, September 15, 1921
Mrs. Flora Wilbur of Newton, N. H., is staying with her sister Mrs. Blake until Mr. and Mrs. Blake's removal to Boston.
The Mother's Circle will hold its next meeting with the president, Mrs. Toppan, on Wednesday the 21st.
Mr. Joseph Nudd is quite ill, so Miss Belle Nudd may remain in town this winter.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Maheux have closed their house on Mill road and returned to their home in Boston, Mass.
Mrs. S. Jennie Blake is spending her two week's vacation with Mrs. Towle. On Wednesday she visited Mrs. Stevens in Hampton Falls.
Mrs. Georgia Coffin returned to Prof. Perry's in Exeter on Tuesday. She entertained her son, Emmons, over the weekend and her daughter, Mrs. Renault, nee Mary Coffin, and family over Labor Day vacation.
Mrs. Freda Coffin is entertaining her sister, Miss Hazel Stedman of Somerville, Mass., this month.
Thomas Cogger and Edwin L. Batchelder recently made an auto trip into Maine where they purchased large quantities of cider apples which are much needed for the mills in this vicinity.
You can really save money by purchasing shoes at Sloane's Shoe Store which has recently been opened on Inn Street, Newburyport, Mass. Try it.
Mrs. Edward B. Towle was ill over the week end with an attack of indigestion.
Russel E. Skinner of Cumberland Centre, Me., spent the week end at the Elmwood.
Albert P. Lane and mother of West Somerville, Mass., were recent visitors at the Elmwood.
Mrs. Leavitt and daughter of Boston are spending two weeks at the Elmwood.
Several enjoyable barn parties have been given at the Elmwood recently.
Miss Mary Toppan plans to go to Boston to consult a specialist in regard to her foot.
Mr. Estow Hobbs has accepted a position in a school in Mapleton, Maine. There are 175 students in the school. Mr. Hobbs teaches Algebra, Etymology, French and Geography. Since going to Maine he has received a telegram from Florida offering him a position.
Mrs. John J. Tidaback after a pleasant visit of a month with Mrs. W. T. Ross has returned to Tarrytown, New York.
Mr. Donald, teacher in the Grammar school, is boarding with Miss Toppan, awaiting the removal of Mr. John Snider to Amesbury when he will occupy his home.
The W. R. Corps met on Wednesday with a good number present, the president, Mrs. Freda Coffin, presiding.
The tag day previously mentioned for the cemetery will occur in the early part of next week. As the collectors call it is hoped all will contribute as generously as possible so that the fallen stones of those who have passed on may be re-set.
The United Church Services at the Casino Theatre closed on Sunday. Eleven services have been held. More than a hundred dollars have been contributed to the expenses of the meetings. At the close of the two seasons a purse of money was made up for Rev. R. E. Thompson who has been responsible for the services. There is some agitation of the proposition to build a church for such services.
Everett Thompson goes to Tilton Saturday to begin his work in Tilton Seminary as instructor in the department of English. Dorothy Thompson returns to Mount Holyoke College for her Junior year next Wednesday. United Church Services
Only ten days more of the truly remarkable meetings being held by the united churches. "How long halt ye between two options?" was the heart of a great message by Rev. A. B. Thompson in the Advent church Sunday night. Rev. Fred E. Banks of Portsmouth commanded closest attention by his sermon of Monday. He combined four striking texts: "I ought to give the more earnest heed;" "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me;" "I will arise and go to my father;" "I have fought a good fight." "I ought," "I can," "I will," "I have." Tuesday night Rev. A. B. Thompson forcefully contrasted "Sowing to the flesh" and "Sowing to the Spirit" pleading specially that parents and teachers devote themselves more largely to the persuasion of the young before the seeds of ruin are sown. It was a real satisfaction that we were able to secure Mr. Banks for a second evening. The subject of his address was, "Why are you not a Christian?"
The meetings to-night, Friday night, Sunday and Monday nights will be held in the Methodist church. Rev. Edwin S. Tasker, D. D., pastor of the Methodist church in Portsmouth will preach tonight. The new song book, Victory Songs, will be used. Friday night Rev. Elmer F. Newell will speak on "Food for a Starving World." He is pastor of the Methodist church in Salisbury. From Tuesday night to the close of the series the meetings will be held in the Baptist church. Tuesday and Thursday nights the preacher will be Mrs. M. H. Wakefield of Newmarket. Mrs. Wakefield has been heard in Hampton before and will be welcome.
The expenses of these meetings is very little but an offering will be asked Sunday night to meet traveling expenses and advertising charges.
The features of the Hampton Beach "Governor's day" were addresses given by four of the guests at the beach. Those addressing the large attendance were: Gov. Albert O. Brown of Manchester, President Ralph D. Hetzel of the New Hampshire College; Secretary of State Edwin S. Bean; and Prof. J. A. Tufts of Exeter.
Due to unavoidable circumstances, Gov. Channing H. Cox of Mass., Senator George H. Moses of New Hampshire, Alvin T. Fuller and Deputy Secretary of State Hobart Pillsbury of N. H., were unable to attend.
A party motored to the Pelham hotel, where, under the direction of Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Ford, a dinner and reception was tendered them.
The final day of one of the most successful carnival weeks that Hampton Beach has ever witnessed was attended by over 75,000 people. Automobiles were parked two deep in a line extending from White Rocks to the new Dance Carnival. With the exception of Monday, this is the largest crowd that has visited this resort this year.
The first event on the program was the airplane stunts exhibited by Jack Blake, accompanied by Miss Verna Titus, who has been spending the past week at the beach. After reaching an altitude of 7,000 ft. the highest ever witnessed by Hampton Beach vacationers, the aviator took 4 loop-the-loops and a long nose dive. These stunts eclipsed any performance this summer at Hampton Beach.
Following the airplane stunts the Japanese fireworks were displayed, and many hundred children chased after the paper dolls. These dolls were packed in a bomb which would explode after reaching a high altitude. The tendency to come down kept the dolls filled with air, and they floated with the wind, and were followed by the children, all eager to get one.
A band concert by one of the most accomplished bands in the New England states furnished amusement before and during the ball game, in which Hampton Beach beat a team representing the Fremont A. A. by a 12 to 8 score. The game was loosely played, the Hampton Beach team making 10 runs in the first two innings. This clinched the series from Fremont as each had one win to its credit.
A free vaudeville show was given on the stage opposite the Casino, and included a bicycle ride by "Daredevil" Van Norman. A distance of 45 feet, from the end of the incline to a tank of water is taken by Van Norman in his ride.
Previous to the parade, a band concert was given. The band then marched to Hotel Ashworth, and headed the parade of masqueraders. The paraders marched from that hotel to the band stand, where the coronation ceremonies were held.
Those winning honors in the Coronation event were: Mrs. Frances Fay Ford, a former Brighton, Mass., girl, who was queen of the carnival; Harry Waters, of Dorchester, Mass., who was the king; Miss Villa Johnston, of Melrose, the princess; Miss Beatrice Waters of Dorchester, Mass., the goddess; and Lester Mackay, of Amesbury, Mass., the prince.
The ladies in waiting were Miss Helen Shields, of Boston, and Miss Dorothy Whitney, of Haverhill Mass. John Rushworth, of Holyoke, Mass., and Everett Barbeau, of Concord, Mass., were the couriers. Gladys Cole, of Lowell, and Olive F. Norwood, of Worcester, Mass., were the crown bearers. Muriel Dudley, Walter and Beatrice White, of Hampton Beach, and Cyril Johnston, of Melrose, the train bearers.
There were more than 200 couples in costume and prizes were awarded for the costumes worn. They were as follows:
Most Attractive Costumes - Won by Miss Ruth Bushes of Haverhill; Miss Helen Smith of Haverhill second; Miss May McCabe of Haverhill, third.
Most Original Costumes - Won by Miss Helen Armstrong of Manchester; Miss Ida Flanders of Lowell, second; Miss Florence Gage of Brookline, third.
Most Grotesque Costumes - Won by Edward Stone of Haverhill; Miss Emma Bagley of Amesbury, second; Miss G. G. Cole of Lowell, third.
Two Special Prizes - Won by Miss Nina Felch of Boston and John Doran of Boston.
Following the coronation program, a stage show, and another band concert was given. Dancing concluded the general program for the day.