The Hamptons Union, August 4, 1921

Hampton News

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I've bought mine. Where's yours? Sure, season ticket for the Chautauqua.

Robert Brown was taken sick last week and was under the doctor's care for some time. Carleton Moore has been working for William Brown in the place of Robert.

Mrs. Herbert Perkins was ill last week but has now recovered.

William Elliot cut his shoulder on a scythe and was forced to consult a physician who sewed the wound up and it is practically well now.

Miss Viola M. Blaisdell, a member of the faculty of the Camden, N. J. High School, is visiting Mrs. C. F. Adams.

The Center grammar school building is being moved to a new location on Academy ave.

Mr. Joseph Redmond has had some of his relations with him for some time at his home on Highland ave.

A Gambol will be held at the new Carnival Dance Hall at the Beach tonight. The proceeds will be given to the Board of Trade.

Mr. Francis Donnell is doing quite well with the sale of radio sets and parts. He is the Hampton agent for Delfelco goods, put out by DeLancey and Felch.

Among the transient guests at Hotel Echo of late was Mrs. Day, mother of Mr. Robert Day, who stays with the Elliot family of this town.

A free moving picture show for the children was given at the Casino Theater yesterday.

Don't fail to see the ball game at the beach Saturday.

Mass Meeting:

The mass meeting which was called for Tuesday evening for the purpose of seeing if the community would take an active part in presenting a "Pageant of Hampton" at Hampton Beach during Carnival week was largely attended and a good deal of enthusiasm was manifest.

Preceding the meeting there was a fine band concert in front of the town hall by Downes' Military Band which was enjoyed by all.

The meeting was presided over by Rev. George W. Clark, pastor of the Congregational church. An outline of the first service which might be given in the pageant was vividly portrayed by Sec. Tucker of the Board of Trade, who has had a good deal of experience in this form of entertainment. Incidentally Mr. Tucker in his remarks stated that the giving free of an automobile to contributors, which has been done in the past, will be discontinued this year, a policy which all law abiding citizens will approve.

Other speakers were Rev. F. M. Buker of the Baptist Church and Lewis Perkins and Howard G. Lane. The sentiment of the meeting seemed to be that the idea was feasible, and if carried out would provide an attraction of much merit during the carnival.

A committee of three members from each church had previously been chosen. This committee is to meet this Thursday evening and choose three more members.

Further particulars will be published as they develop.

Philema Morton is spending a few days with Miss Hazel Myers.

Chatham folks down on the Cape, know a good thing when they hear it. If we take a vote next Tuesday Hampton will want them back in the summer of 1922, see if they don't.

Mrs. John H. Elliot, Mrs. Grace W. Ware and Mrs. Roger E. Thompson will serve on the community committee on the Hampton Historical Pageant.

Fourteen distinct numbers in the Chautauqua feast, all for $2. Better get in at curtain-up. That's 2:30, this Saturday afternoon.

A meeting of the Woman's Relief Corps will be held on Wednesday of next week.

A very pleasant meeting of the Congregational Missionary Society was held on Wednesday with a picnic lunch. Mrs. H. G. Lane, who attended the Pageant at Plymouth gave a very interesting account of the same.

Miss Juniata G. Noyes is making her usual summer visit with her sister, Mrs. O. H. Godfrey.

Another auto accident occurred on Wednesday evening. As Mr. I. A. Glines was backing out of the place formerly owned by Mr. Paquin in North Hampton, a truck came along and ran into his machine. Fortunately Mr. Glines was only shaken up himself but his machine was injured. The truck stopped and the driver acknowledged that he was to blame.

Mr. Ernest Towle has been very sick for nearly two weeks. Dr. Nute was called on Wednesday and advised his removal to the Exeter Hospital. It is hoped an operation can be avoided. His trouble is caused by gall stones.

Mrs. Augustus Parker and son have been visiting friends in Nova Scotia.

Mr. Charles Tarlton is moving his family into the tenement where he formerly lived opposite the railroad station.

Mr. and Mrs. Romanzo Ladd spent a few days recently in Candia. They brought back large quantities of large blueberries. There are berries in abundance in all of the up-country towns.

Don't fail to read what Pastor Inor Partington says about the Radcliffe Chautauqua.

When the fall and winter season opens folks will paying three to five dollars a seat to hear the talent the Radcliffe Chautauqua is presenting in Hampton.

William A. Ward comes in place of Hon. Lewis Machen announced last week as Director of the Chautauqua and Hampton will be no loser.

The usual large number of guests that come to the Echo during the month of August have begun to arrive. Every room in both houses being taken during that month. Some of the guests at the Echo are: Mrs. Agnes Spillane, Mrs. C. Thompson, Mrs. I. Gardener, all of Boston; Mrs. Watson, Miss Watson or Roxbury; Mrs. H. W. Harney and daughter; Mrs. Nellie Merrill, Springfield; Mr. and Mrs. Hurley, Framingham; Miss H. Garin, Miss A. Garin, Miss M. Sullivan, M. A. O'Brien, Nellie O'Brien; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Selleck and child, West Kesco, N. Y.; Mrs. A. B. Dean, Haverhill; Gio Paul, Sachute, Canada; Mrs. S. Baylyn, Sydney, Canada; William Jay White, Albany, N. Y.

A party of nineteen from Boston were the guests of Mrs. Samuels and Mrs. Deane.

"Every minute a delight" is what Principal and Mrs. Teague say about the Chautauqua in their former home, Foxcroft, Me.

A hundred boys and girls ought to get the special double number Monday afternoon. The $1.00 season ticket will give all the other numbers besides.

Tickets for Chautauqua at drug store, paper store, bank, Chester's. Got yours? Of course.

Hampton Beach:

Among the New Hampshire people noted at the beach are the following: Mrs. J. L. Carroll and daughters Flora and Gladys; Mr. C. E. McGilvaney from Concord; Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Hayes, Milton Mills; Miss Elizabeth Murphy and W. L. Dee, Marlboro; Dr. and Mrs. Waldo White, Concord; Henry J. Sheridan of Keene; Mrs. E. Fortier, Nashua; C. P. Bayd, Nashua; Madame Bessie, Concord.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lavaude, Minnie LeMaire, Mrs. Josephine Wescott, and Mr. A. M. Webster of Claremont, are staying at Highland Crest.

The "A-C" Club of Milford held their annual banquet at the Pelham hotel.

If present plans do not miscarry the feature attraction of the Seventh Annual Carnival, which begins on Labor Day, will be "The Pageant of Hampton," a historical and allegorical presentation by means of tableaux and pantomime of outstanding incidents which occurred in the early days of this ancient town.

Hampton was founded in 1638 by a band of pilgrims led by the Rev. Stephen Bachiler. The town was originally called Winnacunnet, the Indian word signifying "beautiful place of pines", and date of the plantation by Rev. Bachiler and his followers was probably Oct. 14, 1638. Being one of the four original towns in the province of New Hampshire the history of Hampton is necessarily interwoven with that of the Provincial government and with the history of Massachusetts Colony. The pageant will depict many of the vitally interesting happenings of the town's earliest history.

The movement is altogether a community affair and the entire town will participate in the staging of the pageant on the white sands of the famous Hampton Beach each evening during the entire Carnival week.

The crowning of the Queen of the Hampton Beach Carnival is a bit of pageantry in connection with the annual carnival which begins this year on Labor Day that will not be overlooked. Several of the popular young women of Hampton and Hampton Beach are contemplating entering the race for premier honors this year and it is expected that no less than a dozen contestants will be entered in the Carnival Queen Contest.

This year's carnival will not be lacking a thrill. In fact there will be a number of thrilling events on the amusement program, but no greater thriller will be offered than the ride of death presented by "Daredevil Van Norman." Van Norman coasts on a bike down a steep and long incline which is illuminated at night with many electric lights. The curved end of the incline throws the daring rider up into the air where his bike drops from under him into a net and the rider plunges into a small tank filled with water on the top of which is floating burning gasoline. This act provides a sensation in the thrill line that is hard to beat.

While a summer resort cannot help but reflect the general business conditions of the section of the country in which it is located and while business in general throughout the United States is dull and depressed, the businessmen and hotel keepers of Hampton Beach are looking forward to a busy August that will compare favorably with the Augusts of previous years.

People are gradually getting over their false idea that Hampton Beach was burned up in the fire which destroyed a portion of the business section last June and are arranging to spend their vacations at [unreadable] resort. The real estate agents, who have the letting of 85 per cent of all the cottages on the beach, report that there will be a scarcity of cottages during the month of August and the hotel proprietors are reporting a greatly increased number of bookings for the dog-day month.

The fireworks of last Wednesday night proved a big drawing card. The pyrotechnic displays given at Hampton Beach have gained a reputation so good that people owning automobiles within a radius of 25 miles of the beach make it a point to get here on either Wednesday or Saturday night to see the exhibition. Thousands of autos are parked on the beach on fireworks night and the section of the soft sands adjoining the boulevard is black with people two minutes after the beginning of the display is announced by an aerial bomb. The display usually consists of about twenty set pieces and an equal number of aerial bombs, the explosions of which can be heard for miles in all directions.