The Hamptons Union, August 21, 1924

Vol. XXVI, No. 34

Hampton News

The W.R.C. will hold its regular meeting next Wednesday, August 27. Mrs. Marion Leavitt will report on the meeting of the national body.

Mrs. Harry A. Penniman, of Cambridge, Mrs. Mabel Fitz of Boston, Harry A. Penniman, Jr. with three young men friends of his have been the guests of Mrs. Sara E. Rose at her home "Rose Cottage" on the Beach road the past ten days.

Mrs. Gertrude Clarke and daughter, Maybelle have been visiting Mrs. Clarke's sister, Mrs. Nelson Norton.

Mr. Wilbur Norton left Hampton Monday evening for Spring Lake, New Jersey, to visit friends.

Miss Natalie Titcomb and her friend of Amesbury, are visiting Mrs. Myron Norton.

Misses Grace and Mary Marston of Beverly, Mass., are spending a few days with their cousin Miss Adeline Marston.

Mr. and Mrs. Perley Kelley and two children of Peabody, Mass., are guests of their sister, Mrs. Marvin Young.

Mr. and Mrs. Forest Pratt and two children from Lynn, Mass., are spending the week end with Mrs. Addie Brown.

The musical program last Sunday evening at the hotel Farragut in Rye was of interest to Hamptonians as our favorite Mr. Chester Grady, of the Creighmore, gave the concert. With his first selection he was accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Mabel Redman of Exeter. In the second group he was accompanied by Mrs. George Price on the harp. Mrs. Redman gave a dissertation on the development of the waltz from early times then played Strauss' The Beautiful Blue Danube and Chopins' waltzes. Miss Price closed the program with solo selections on the harp.

Judge Howell M. Lamprey is entertaining two cousins from Indiana.

The picnic of the Congregational Sunday school, which was postponed from August 12, will be held next Tuesday, August 26, at Stratham Hill park.

Mrs. William Butterick and daughter, Miss Harriet of Danbury, New Hampshire, were the week end guests at the Congregational parsonage. Miss Eva Johnson of Dorchester, Mass., is a guest this week.

August 24 will be "Missionary Day" at Hedding Camp ground. The speaker in the morning at 10:30 will be Mrs. W. B. Oliver and Miss Mabel Beatty from China the afternoon speaker at 3:30. A cordial invitation is extended to all.

The lower end of Highland avenue, by the Shoe shop, which has been in bad condition for a long time on account of the wash from rains, is being repaired this week. A heavy coat of gravel is being put on.

Three of the 56 New Hampshire veterans who attended the recent G. A. R. encampment at Boston were from Hampton. These three were Commander Oliver H. Godfrey of Perkins Post, Rev. I. S. Jones and John S. Gilman.

Thomas Albert Brown, who recently returned from the Exeter hospital, is still in a serious condition at the home of his niece, Mrs. Verne J. Wright.

The town clerk has received from Secretary of State sample ballots of those to be used at the primaries September 2, and has posted one in the post office. There are three candidates for representative to the General Court. These candidates in order of filing are: Charles F. Adams, Harry D. Munsey and George Ashworth.

Rev. Charles A. Parker of Exeter will preach next Sunday morning at the services at the Baptist Church at 10:30 and will also preach again in the evening at the usual Sunday evening services at 7:30.

Roland C. Emery has just installed a radio set for Harry Noyes which is proving of much value in assisting Mr. Noyes in passing the time while confined to his bed with a broken leg.


A very pretty wedding took place at the Congregational parsonage Saturday morning, August, 16, when Miss Katherine E. Randall of Belmont, Mass., and Mr. Carl J. Crist of Reading, Pa. were united in marriage by the Rev. John Cummings. Mr. Crist is leader of the Crist's Broadway Entertainers, playing this summer at the Casino.

Creasey Company, electricians who at one time had an office in the Williams building, have opened a store in Lane's block where they have a complete line of electrical goods for domestic purposes. It is well worth a visit to the store to see the wonderful things that there are now made to lessen the drudgery of housekeeping.

Among the recent arrivals at the Durant House are: the Misses Mary Covell, Cambridge, Angela Dudley, Margaret Dalton, Alyce Clougherty, of Dorchester, John McDonald of Jamaica Plain, Bill Cruise of East Boston, Evelyn Nichols, Dorchester, George and Helen Camia, Dorchester, Madeline Nolan, Fitchburg, LeRoy Curtis, Providence, Russell Glancy, Charlestown, Maurice Diltan, Cambridge, Frank Fitzgibbons, Cambridge, Neal Murphy, Lynn, Joseph O'Niel, Lynn, Bill Reardon, Boston and Kitty Cullinore, Cambridge.

Fletcher Hale for Congress:

Fletcher Hale, of Laconia, well known not only throughout this state, but in New England as well, as a faithful, honest and efficient public official and practical student of government, seeks the Republican nomination for Congress from the first district at the Primary, September 2, 1924. Mr. Hale states that his first concern is the election of Calvin Coolidge as President of the United States; that he seeks election as a Republican, on the Republican platform adopted under the Coolidge leadership; and that he is confident of the sufficiency of the Coolidge statesmanship to insure the national welfare when championed by a thoroughly Republican Congress. He believes the nomination should go to one who is a Republican in name and in fact, and to the one who will prove best able to redeem the district from its Democratic representation.

He was born in Portland, Maine, January 22, 1883. His parents moved to Boston, where he attended the public schools, graduating from the Boston English High School, having received the Benjamin Franklin Medal for high scholarship. He worked his way through Dartmouth College, graduating in 1905, having received many honors from his fellow students, and having participated extensively in student activities. He has been a resident of New Hampshire since he entered Dartmouth twenty-three years ago. He studied law at Littleton, N. H., and was admitted to practice in this state in 1908. He was associated with the law office of Batchelder and Mitchell at Littleton, where he studied until 1912, when he became associated with the office of Stephen S. Jewett, of Laconia, where he remained until 1914, when he opened his own office in Laconia and has since continued the active and successful practice of law there.

Mr. Hale has been a staunch Republican since he cast his first vote. In every campaign for twenty years he has rendered service to the party on the stump and in every other legitimate manner, and no one has ever had cause to challenge his faith in the Republican party principles.

In 1915 he was elected City Solicitor of Laconia, and declined a re-election because of his appointment by the Superior Court to the office of County Solicitor to fill a vacancy caused by death. He was subsequently twice re-elected by the people, holding the office from 1915-1920 and declining to seek another term. In 1920 he was unanimously chosen by the Supreme Court a member of the State Tax Commission to fill the unexpired term of the late Judge Fellows, and was re-appointed by the Court in 1922 for a full six year term. This difficult office he has held and performed without fear or favor, and the respect of the state for his faithful and courageous conduct is a high tribute to his ability to administer public duties unswayed by any influence except that of his own convictions of what is right and just.

Recognition of Small Towns:

In the conduct of county affairs it would seem at this time that the small town should be recognized. It is now 50 years since Hampton Falls has been represented by a county officer. Surely we have a just claim and our worthy townsman, James H. Brown, seeks the nomination for commissioner.

Mr. Brown has served the town in various capacities: eight years as selectman, seven as chairman; Representative to the General Court in 1903; 18 years as a director of the Rockingham Farmer's Fire Insurance Company, and six years as president. Mr. Brown, as an executive officer, has always been efficient and conscientious. He has an acquaintance with the needs of the county and in the various questions that come up will show good judgment. He should be given a hearty support at the primaries by all who believe in a fair representation.

--- George F. Merrill in Exeter

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