The Hamptons Union, October 18, 1917

Hampton News

The food demonstrator Miss Emerson sent out by the Federal Food Administrator was in town on Friday and delivered a most excellent and valuable talk on Fats.

The meeting held in the domestic science room of the Academy offered every convenience, including running water, oil stoves, cooking utensils, dishes, etc.

One of these meetings will be held probably once a month, and every housekeeper should take advantage of them. The next lesson will be on War bread, the date to be announced later.

Messers. Herbert Tobey and Howard G. Lane are in Boston today and will attend a banquet at the City Club Thursday evening when a noted speaker will be heard.

Under the auspices of the Public Safety Committee and the Woman's Council of National Defense a meeting was held in the town hall Wed. evening, and addresses were made by Mr. Reed of the Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, also Mr. Waters of Banking firm of Lee-Higginson Co., explaining the facts regarding the Liberty Loans which are again soon to be on sale in town. Anyone who heard these men could not but desire to do all in their power to subscribe for as many as possible.

The condition of Vernon Race, the young man who was accidentally shot at the shooting gallery at Hampton Beach last July, is continually growing worse, it is reported at the hospital recently. His physicians state that it is simply a matter of time as it is now considered very improbable that he can recover.

Mrs. Fred S. Marston underwent a serious operation at the Exeter Cottage hospital on Tuesday morning. Her daughter, Mrs. Rex C. Perkins of Portsmouth, is caring for the home here during her absence.

There was only a small attendance at the community association meeting in the town hall Wed. evening, but those present outlined a program of work for the coming year which will include the completion of the beautifying the triangle at DeLancey corner and the placing of signs upon the school buildings. It is likely that another meeting will be held before the close of the year.

Hampton citizens must arouse themselves if they are to raise anything like the town's quota of Liberty bonds. Only nine days remain and much money must be subscribed. The co-operative Bank will assist in every way to make the payments easy, and will furnish every particular in regard to the subject.

Mrs. John W. Nutter is in town for a few days' visit to relatives.

The inspection of the Woman's Relief Corps was held on Wednesday last. Although it was not held when expected, it was a great success; much praise was given for the work done.

Mrs. H. G. Lane, Mrs. Annie M. True and Mrs. L. A. Marston are in Franklin attending the State W. C. T. U. convention. It is a beautiful place -- all hills and valleys.

The wedding of Miss Katherine McCrea and Percy M. Blake last evening, says the Spokane, Wash. Chronicle of Sept. 10, at the homes of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will S. McCrea, W. 1023 Sixth Avenue, was one of the month's prettiest home weddings. About thirty relatives and friends attended the nuptials, which were solemnized by the Rev. J. K. Cecil, pastor of the Vincent Methodist Episcopal church. A wedding supper was served after the ceremony.

The bride wore a handsome dress of white satin trimmed in real lace, and she wore a tulle veil which was caught with a bow of orange blossoms. The bride carried a bouquet of white roses with white ribbon streamers tasseled with sweet peas.

Her sister, Miss Helen McCrea, the maid of honor, wore pale blue satin and carried pink roses. The flower girl, Helen Mendenhall, cousin of the bride, wore white and carried a bouquet of Cecil Brunner roses. Eugene Mendenhall, another cousin of the bride, opened the door. The best man was Mark Mendenhall, cousin of the bride.

The home was prettily decorated for the occasion, the hall and stairs being decorated in yellow and green, the living room in white and green and the dining room in pink.

A Hampton girl leads all New England in the art of fudge making and has therefore won a prize of a $5 gold piece and made glad the hearts of ten sweet loving marines. Ten members of the Marine Corps stationed at Paris Island, S. C., recently sent a request for boxes of fudge from New England girls offering a prize of a $5 gold piece to the girl whose offering was considered the best, and they were literally swamped with entries. Ninety-nine packages of candy were received in one day and an abundance on other days. The gold prize was won by Miss Marcelle Troyon of Hampton. The ten marines certainly got full value for their $5 investment.