The Hamptons Union, October 22, 1925
Mr. and Mrs. Francis W. K. Smith of Somerville, Mass., were weekend guests of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur H. Ward.
Mrs. Herbert Marston, who was recently operated upon at the Deaconess Hospital in Boston, returned to Hampton on Wednesday; her daughter, Mrs. Leonora Wing, accompanied her.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hackett are the proud parents of a little 7½ pound baby daughter, born Saturday night in the Exeter Hospital.
Married at the Baptist Parsonage on Sunday evening were Mr. John Quincy MacGregor and Miss Geraldine Pearl Dodge. Mr. MacGregor is from Hamilton, Mass., and Miss Dodge from Beverly, Mass.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Leavitt have returned from their auto trip to Ohio. They report a most delightful time, although there was much bad weather.
Ralph Thompson has secured work with Mr. Harry Carter of North Hampton.
The street railway still remains in operation and will do so until November 7 in order to know definitely about the bus franchise which has been asked of the Public Service Commission and which the directors of the road desire to substitute for the electric cars so as not to leave the town without any transportation service. A full financial statement will be given the public before the cars cease running.
There will be a series of whist parties at the fire station, Hampton Beach, every Wednesday evening until further notice. Admission, 35 cents.
At the Methodist Church next Sunday evening Rev. Mr. Ronald Gibbons of Amesbury will give an illustrated lecture on his experiences in India. The slides were made from pictures which Mr. Gibbons took himself. This is to be a union service. Everyone is welcome. An offering will be taken.
The members of the Rockingham Lodge and Winnicummet Rebekah Lodge have the privilege of inviting a limited number of friends to attend with the membership their banquet and conferring of the Decoration of Chivalry and Military Ball next Tuesday evening in the Town Hall. It will be a great event for Odd Fellows and their guests.
Mr. L. Otto Robertson of Everett, Mass., was a weekend guest of Mrs. Alice Noyes.
The Mother's Circle Meeting will be held next Wednesday evening, October 28, at the home of Mrs. Irving Leavitt.
The postponed meeting of the Monday Club will be held next Monday afternoon at the home of Mrs. H. P. Wells.
The What-So-Ever Society of the Congregational Church will meet with Miss Virginia Dennett, Saturday afternoon at 2:30 P. M.
Miss Mary Toppan, as a delegate of the Rebekahs, and Mrs. Lottie Bryant attended the Convention at Keene. Mrs. Toppan went from Keene to Norwich, Connecticut and spent a most delightful week with friends.
Again the Semi-Annual Report of the Hampton Co-operative Building and Loan Association is published, and like previous ones it shows a steady, healthy growth. It is an institution that is of a great benefit to this town and is destined to play an important part in its development. This co-operative bank is a fair barometer of the town's progress. The steady growth of the bank indicates a corresponding growth of the town. Boost the bank and you boost the town. At present the bank is unable to lend all that is demanded for homes. It needs the savings of the young people who will allow their funds to remain and be used in building new homes. It furnishes one of the best investments to be had, paying now 5½ per cent.
A large delegation from Hampton attended the meeting of the Rockingham-York Development Association at Hotel Rockingham, Portsmouth on Wednesday. The governors of New Hampshire and Maine were expected to be present, but Gov. Winant was unable to come. Gov. Brewster, however, was present and gave one of the finest addresses upon what New Hampshire and Maine can do for this section of the country, that has ever been delivered. It was a wonderful address and of great benefit to the association. A report of the engineers on the cost of a 24-foot ocean boulevard from the Massachusetts line to the Memorial bridge in Portsmouth was given, estimating the cost at about $755,000. Before the meeting the guests, about 100 in number, were served a fine luncheon in the Rockingham dining room.
Guests from Hampton at the marriage ceremony and reception, last evening, of Miss Gertrude MacLaine, Hyde Park, Mass. (a niece of Mr. John Elliot's) and Mr. Morton Mortinson, Roslindale, Mass., were Harold E. Noyes and Mrs. Noyes, Mrs. John Elliot, Robert and Mrs. Annie Elliot, and William Elliot. The wedding was very largely attended. It was held in the First Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Roy Thompson, pastor, officiating.
Harry Cleveland and family have moved from the Thompson house opposite the Advent Chapel to the tenement in Lane's block over Chester Marston's barber shop.
Harry I. Noyes has started the erection of a dwelling house on the foundation which he recently purchased of Floyd Gale on Lafayette road.
Chester G. Marston and James Eastman have this week sold one of their splendid super-hetrodgen radio sets.
The Ladies' Aid of the M. E. Church gather this afternoon for their regular monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. Jennie Godfrey, Lafayette Road. After conducting their business a supper will be served as usual.
Edgar Howe has begun on the foundation of a house on a lot which he owns on Ann's Lane, and William Blake is soon to start one near by.
Robert Elliot has begun work on the foundation for a home on Highland Avenue, next to that of Harold Noyes.
The Friendly Class meets on Friday evening with Mrs. Bella Nudd.
Last week everyone admired the work done of beautifying the town at Memorial Park but how many have noticed the improvement on Whittier's Corner made by the removal of the electric road's starter house? When the corner was a transfer point the house was very necessary but lately it has not been kept up and has proven an eyesore to the community. Once again can Hampton be commended for its progressiveness in making our town a beautiful town of the state.
There were thirty-three members of Ocean Side Grange present at the last regular meeting, Friday night. Worthy Lecturer Jessie Myers had prepared an interesting program. Sister Addie Thompson and Brother Nelson Norton, Jr., both gave readings, the members responded to a roll call for current events, and ensemble singing of a song selected by Ceres was followed by a penny march. Refreshments were served after the business was completed. Our most faithful musician, Victor Phonograph, struck up a lively tune and the younger members danced a Virginia Reel. The next meeting is one week from tomorrow night and promises to be worth the effort of attendance.
The program presented by the Swarthmore Chautauqua on Friday, Saturday and Monday was very fine and much enjoyed by all who had the privilege of attending the performances. The Junior work under the direction of Miss Fisher was excellent and greatly interested the young people. The number of season tickets sold by the guarantors was less than desired, owing to the fact that the park dedication occurred in the same week, but the entertainments were of such high order and the two young ladies in charge, Miss Turner and Miss Fisher, made such a favorable impression that many of the guarantors were willing to sign the contract for next year and enough more are willing to back the project to increase the number to 30, or ten more than necessary to bring Chautauqua here, so next year's program will doubtless be listened to by much larger audiences.
Mr. William Warburton of Portsmouth and Miss Mary S. Brown of Hampton were united in marriage at the Baptist Parsonage, Wednesday morning, October 21. They were attended by the bride's father, Mr. Clarence Brown, and by Miss Sarah Bell Lane, Mrs. Eugene Leavitt, and a niece of the bride's. Mr. and Mrs. Warburton will make their home in Portsmouth.
The girls of Hampton Junior High School have started an athletic club under the direction of Mrs. Smith. The purpose of this club is healthful recreation and physical development of the members.
The first activity was a frankfurter roast at the Beach. A good number of the club members with their mascot, Jeremiah, hiked to the North Shore where a fire of wood and charcoal was started and soon the girls were making merry with songs and good cheer.
The new moon looked down with favor upon this first activity, and many others will follow during the fall and winter.
A volley ball team has also been organized with Miss Lamson and Miss Hurlen as captains. Real work will be started and some good games are soon to follow.
The school board wish to announce that moving pictures will again be shown at the Centre School building beginning Friday and continuing each Friday throughout the winter. In the previous two years the pictures have been operated with a deficit, due partly to weather conditions and partly to the fact that, since the school movies were not a theatrical circuit, the board was not able to secure very recent pictures, and also had to pay a higher price for the reels. This year it has been decided to try out a new innovation. The board is leasing the movies on a percentage basis, to two young men from Exeter, who come highly recommended: Mr. C. L. Gilman and Mr. L. C. Swain. The school board, however, will still have direct supervision. By this arrangement the people of Hampton will see the most recent pictures of the best stars in the movie world. On Friday of this week, there will be shown the ever popular Thomas Meighan in "The Man Who Found Himself," with a Pathe News reel and a two-reel comedy. The following week the screen version of Zane Grey's novel, "The Code of the West" will be shown. About Christmas time it is expected that "The Ten Commandments" which recently had quite a run in Boston, will be shown.
There will be two shows each Friday, one at 3:30 for the school children, the admission being 15 cents, and the evening show at 7:45, the admission price being 25 cents.