The Hamptons Union, March 10, 1921

Hampton News


There was one incident which occurred at town meeting Tuesday that was greatly regretted by most of those preset. At the close of the remarks of one of our most substantial citizens -- as honest, upright and well informed in matters of which he speaks as he is courageous and outspoken -- he was greeted by hisses, some of which came from the women present to their disgrace.

We have been in twenty-one town meetings in Hampton and this is the first time we can remember such as occurrence; and, mind you, it-comes to us with the advent of our women in politics, from whom we have hoped much in elevating the tone of public meetings.

We believe a down-right injustice was done that gentleman and that the public may be better able to judge the matter we purpose to illustrate at some length next week some phases of the railway problem which are not generally known. There were two courses which could have been followed in securing the continued service of the system and by contrasting what might have been done with what has been done the public can judge as to whether any one knows "what we are buying."


Miss Alice Elliot took a flying trip on the mail cart last week. We all hope she enjoyed her trip.

The Winnicummet Improvement Association is still alive. Under the auspices of this society a whist party will be given at Rose Lawn on Saturday evening, March 19, Admission, 15c including refreshments.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Powers who are spending the winter in Manchester were at the Beach two days this week.

The H.T.G Club was pleasantly entertained by Mrs. Harry Munsey last week. Beautiful favors were awarded to Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Coffin and Mrs. Hobbs. Choice refreshments of crab patties, ice cream, with chocolate sauce and Maraschino cherries, cake and coffee were served by the hostess.

The Ladies' Aid of the Congregational church will meet this week on Thursday with Mrs. Emma Long as the regular day, Tuesday, is town meeting.

Mr. Charles Allen of Boston was the guest of Mr. Howell M. Lamprey over the week end.

Mrs. Beecher Yeaton coached The Jolly Five in their farce and was very successful for the short time she has to drill them. But when our vice president starts anything she generally is successful.

Box Social of West End Club

The box social held by the West End club was a very pleasant as well as successful affair. A farce, Hypnotism, by The Jolly Five; a duet on the piano by the Misses Leonore Lane and Dorothy Hobbs; the Alice Blue Dance; Miss Alice Wenzel were greatly enjoyed by all. The Family Album was given by members of the club.

Mr. J. Beecher Yeaton made a fine auctioneer and the boxes were sold at a good price. A social time was then enjoyed by all.

More Money For The Academy

Since the publication in this paper of next year's budget, the trustees of the Hampton Academy have assured the school board that they will require $1500 additional. This will make $5000 in all for the Academy, $625 of which is for Junior High work.

The Whatsoever Circle will meet with Gertrude Paulson Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

The M.J.S. Club met at the home of Josephine Knowles on March 6th. The hostess served a delightful lunch and a good time was enjoyed by all. One guest was present, Miss Pearl Knowles. The next meeting will be held at Miss Esther Fellows March 20, 1921.

The "3 D.F." met at the home of its president; Robert Elliot, on Saturday of last week.

The West End Club met at the home of Mrs. Jessie Towle, Feb. 24, with Mrs. Bowley as hostess. The meeting opened by repeating the Club quotation, reading minutes of last meeting and business matters attended to. Miss Maroney had charge of the literary program. It was as follows: Reading by Miss Beatrice Delano, "The Old Wood Box;" reading, Mrs. Bowley, "Historic Mt. Vernon;" Singing Mesdames Addie and Katherine James, "A Garden of Old Fashioned Roses;" reading Mrs. Delano, "Homespun Trousers;" reading Miss Maroney and reading; Mrs.Towle. Jokes were read by each of the members. A social hour was enjoyed in which refreshments were served by the hostess assisted by Mesdames Blanche Williams and Katherine James.

A very pleasant birthday surprise party was given Miss Jewell Trefethen, Saturday evening by her mother. Among the invited guests were Mr. and Mrs. Winchester, Miss Cronin, Mr. and Mrs. Shelton, Mr. and Mrs. L. Jenness, Mr. and Mrs. Olney and Mr. and Mrs. Nutting. A fine supper of hot rolls, pressed chicken, entrees, ice cream, cake and coffee were served. Games were played and a delightful evening passed. Miss Trefethen was presented with beautiful flowers.

Mrs. George Godfrey is quite ill. A protracted cold has developed into kidney trouble.

Mr. John Wingate and Mr. Fellows were visited by a chicken thief Tuesday night. Mr. Wingate lost all of his hens, more than forty which was all he had. They had a strong clue but delayed action has obliterated it.

Miss Jewell Trefethen went to Boston Wednesday evening for a week's visit. She entertained Miss Bancroft, and Mrs. Nutting of Exeter and Miss Cronin at dinner on Wednesday before going.

Mrs. Dr. Ray Randall and little son of Lewiston, Maine are visiting in the home of Mrs. Randall's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Batchelder.

Mrs. Milton Dearborn is moving from Mrs. Wood's house on Exeter Road into the James house opposite Mr. Dearborn's father.

The Monday Club was hospitably entertained this week by Mrs. Edwin Batchelder in her handsome home. The meeting was interesting and considerable business was done. Mrs. Perkins read a paper on the life and works of Tennyson and then read an exceptionally pretty poem. Mrs. Margaret Noyes read a beautiful poem and quotations were given by members. The club accepted an invitation from the Hampton Falls Club to attend it's meeting on Friday when Mr. Arthur Dudley of Exeter will address the meeting. Two collections were taken but as insufficient amount was raised for the purpose for which they were asked, it is requested that those not present will bring their collections at the next meeting. Members are asked to bring eggs to the Periodical Store on Saturday, March 19, to be sent to the Flower Mission in Boston for Easter. They must be sent early in order to reach there.

Mrs. Jessie Myers was taken sick while at town meeting on Tuesday and returned home.

Town Meeting

Town meeting on Tuesday was the largest attended on record, owing to the participation of the women. Fully 500 were present.

The meeting was called to order at 10:30 and prayer was offered by Rev. Edgar Warren.

Warren H. Hobbs was chosen town clerk by the depositing of one ballot for him by Mrs. Edgar Warren, on motion of L.C. Ring.

On account of the submission of the constitutional amendments, the regular ballot clerks of the November election were assigned to duty by the moderator and he also appointed Dean Merrill, moderator pro tem and Charles Francis Adams clerk pro tem to have charge of this part of the election.

Balloting for Selectmen was at once begun; all three were voted for on one ballot and resulted as follows: Whole number cast -- 437
Edwin L. Batchelder -- 199
J. Beechner Yeaton -- 198
*Joseph B. Brown -- 238
*Roy Shaw -- 237
*Harry Munsey -- 236

To facilitate the choice of other officers one ballot each was cast for: Herbert Perkins, treasurer; Ernest G. Cole, collector; Kenneth N. Ross, trustee of trust funds.

Auditor chosen were; Simeon Albert Shaw, Charles Francis Adams and Howell M. Lamprey, Trustees of Library: Charles M. Batchelder 3 years and Mrs. Sarah M. Lane for 1 year.

Articles 7 and 8, relating to the street railway were taken up and the report of the committee was made by H. L. Tobey, chairman, which we will publish in full next week. Some discussion followed and then a vote was taken on J. B. Brown's motion that the report be accepted and the action of the committee in purchasing be ratified, and it was so voted.

Appropriations were made largely from the budget and were as follows: Town officers' salaries -- $1500
Town officers' expenses -- 1200
Election and registration -- 75
Municipal Court expenses -- 150
Care, supplies town hall -- 500
Police department -- 2500
Fire department -- 3500
Moth extermination -- 500
Red Cross -- 500
Health department -- 1500
Highways and bridges -- 16000
Boulevard lights -- 1000
Street lights -- 3500
Libraries -- 800
Town poor -- 250
Memorial Day -- 150
Parks and playgrounds -- 200
Cemeteries -- 400
Sewer maintenance -- 1000
Interest -- 4000
Sidewalk construction -- 500
Breakwater -- 2500
Pipe line east of town hall -- 1000
To decrease debt -- 5000
Public buildings at beach -- 15000

The 15,000 voted for a building at the Beach is to be raised by a series of ten annual notes of $1,500 each.

Articles 11, 12 and 3 relating to new streets and electric lights were left to the selectmen.

Regular meeting Ocean Side Grange, March 18. Program for the evening. Singing, by the Grange; Roll call, each member to respond with a story, proverb or quotation, or pay the usual fine of five cents; Violin Solo Harlan Teague; Reading, Martha White; music by the orchestra. A Box and Necktie social after the meeting.

Capt. A. H. Myers

The following is taken from the Lubec Herald for March 3. Captain Albert Hunt Myers a life-long resident of South Lubec, departed this life Feb. 20, 1921. Captain Myers was born in South Lubec, Dec. 9, 1843, the son of Seward and Lydia Hunt Myers, and was united in marriage to Miss Ruth Allen Nov. 1866. To this union were born five children, Addie L., (Mrs. George Connors) Jasper B., Percy L., Payson F., and Orra E. (Mrs. W. H, Godfrey) all of whom were present to pay last sad tribute of respect to their loved one, excepting Mrs. Connors whose death occurred March 1904. Captain Myers is also survived by eleven grand-children and one great-grand child and two sisters, Mrs. Serena Blackwood of Pembroke, and Mrs. Sophia Small of Lubec. Captain Myers was among the first members of the Life Saving crew at Quoddy Head Station in 1874. In Dec. 1875, he was made Captain, and served faithfully until April 1902 when failing health compelled him to resign, much to the regret of his crew and the official board. Captain Myers being of a pleasing personality won a host of friends during his twenty-eight years of service. He also did a great and noble work, saving many lives and much valuable property, many times at the risk of his own life. His many kind acts to those in peril will not be forgotten, and no doubt today his memory will be honored and stand as a monument among the Life Savers, or Coast Guards (now so called). Captain Myers was a member of the Washington Lodge F. and A.M. The Masons, attending in a body, took charge of the service. The choir rendered two selections (by request) "Throw Out The Life Line" and "After." The floral offerings were many and beautiful, showing the esteem in which the deceased was held. Burial was in the family lot in the Lamson cemetery. The remains were placeed beside his wife who preceded him three years ago.



Subject Sunday morning at 10:30 will be, "Ready." Sunday School at 11:00, evening service at 7:00.

The annual business meeting of the Baptist Society was held in the vestry last Monday afternoon at 1:30. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: clerk, Frank B. Brown, treasurer, Lucinda Batchelder; wardens, Frank B. Brown, H.G. Lane and Albert Coffin; financial secretary, Ida M. Lane. The reports of the several treasurers show that there have been raised for home work and benevolences over $3720.

During the past two years it has been much in evidence that our house of worship needed repairs but the world seemed greater so our people have liberally "helped bear" these burdens. In the coming year we hope to make some of these repairs.

We are preparing for a special Easter service and shall take an offering for the children of the world.

The Woman's Missionary Society is planning to send a hospital box to India. The following are some of the things which are desired: towels, any kind, face cloths, gauze, different sizes, toilet powder, safety pins and common pins, absorbent cotton, small hot water bags and small pillows. Anyone who will donate any of the above named articles please leave them at the parsonage before March 20 if possible.