The Hamptons Union, April 27, 1922

Hampton News

H. B. Beede is in Boston today on a business trip.

The Ladies' Aid of the Congregational Church met with Mrs. Henry Perkins on Tuesday, April 25th.

At the meeting of the Hampton Beach Fire Precinct recently it was voted to purchase the engine which the town did not deem wise to buy at this time. Notes were given payable in five years.

The many friends of Mrs. Thomas Cogger are glad to hear that she is doing very well after a successful operation at the Sacred Heart hospital at Manchester.

Edward Allen has purchased the George Brown homestead and moved there this week.

There will be an entertainment in the Hampton Falls town hall under the direction of the Women's Club, of that place, Thursday evening, May 11. There will be music, dancing, dramatic plays and a food sale.

Miss Ernestine Cole is enjoying a two weeks vacation in her home in town.

People who live in the hen raiding district anxiously count their hens each morning. Mr. and Miss Toppan and Mr. Girdwood seem to be all who have been visited so far. If, as surmised, they are taken for the Jewish festivals when only chicken is eaten, there may be no danger from that source at present.

Miss Constance Adams is spending the balance of this week with relatives at Sherborn, Mass. Her aunt, Mrs. J. P. Dowse will accompany her home and spend several weeks with Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Adams.

Mrs. Noyes and Mrs. Gates and Miss Madeline Gates, of Chelsea, who have occupied an apartment at Crystal Spring Farm for many summers, will this year occupy the Martha P. Locke tenement.

A very pleasant meeting of the W. R. C. was held on Wednesday. Mrs. Marion W. Leavitt gave an interesting report of the State Convention and a memorial service for Grant's 100th anniversary was held.

The Ladd's have opened their home on Lafayette Road after spending the winter in Haverhill.

Archie York of Kensington was in town calling on friends on Sunday.

Miss Katherine Shea was a recent visitor in town.

The Hampton-Dummer game yesterday afternoon was lost to Dummer, although the Hampton boys played hard, by a score of 8-1.

John B. Rich returned from Florida last week. On his way home he stopped over at Washington and while there was the guest of members of the New Hampshire delegation in Washington, including ex-Governor Bartlett, now first assistant Postmaster General, Senator Moses and others.

John Perkins entertained several of his friends from P. E. A. Wednesday night, attending the drama and dance at the town hall.

Folks on the Lafayette Road are patiently waiting for the light to be turned on.

Charles F. Adams and family were called to Sherborn, Mass., Sunday by the sudden death of Mr. J. Perry Dowse, husband of Mr. Adams' sister. The funeral was from the Pilgrim Congregational church, of which the deceased has been a deacon for some years, on Tuesday and was largely attended.

The School Committee authorize us to state that all the pupils in the graded schools are to return Monday morning to their old rooms but with the expectation of being settled in the new Centre School before night.

N. J. Norton is planning to purchase several more cows in order to supply his growing list of milk customers.

The M. E. Conference at Lawrence, Mass., last week has placed Rev. R. E. Thompson, for six years pastor of the M. E. Church here, over a large church in East Rochester. The pastorate here will be in charge of Rev. Mr. Barker, who will preach his first sermon here next Sunday.

The W. C. T. U. will hold a food sale in Lane's Block on Friday, May 5, from 3 to 5 o'clock. Thousands of women who have felt they were too busily engaged in home duties to actively engage in W. C. T. U. work, are realizing so much has been gained by prohibition that they are now willing to help unite their forces against the enemy of their home and family. We have a larger W. C. T. U. membership than ever, yet there is room for more. Opponents of the Volstead Act were in town this week placing ballot boxes in public places where any one would allow them, asking people to vote whether or not they were in favor of prohibition. It is no time now in the present crisis for real Americans to be asleep or indifferent to this great issue of the enforcement of the 18th Amendment.

Mr. J. W. F. Maxwell, a student of the Newton, Mass. theological seminary, will occupy the pulpit of the Baptist church next Sunday.

There will be a change of time table on the E. H. & A. St. Railway next Monday, May 1st, to conform to the change of time in the B & M, necessitated by the daylight saving time in Massachusetts. The B & M

service will be about the same as last year, all trains running an hour earlier, except the train which under the old schedule arrived here at 11:56 will now arrive at 9:56.

A good sized audience witnessed the presentation of the Grange drama "No Trespassing," at the town hall, last night. The parts were all well taken and not the least of the characters was "Jack," Miss Lindsey's Belgium Police dog, who acted perfectly at home on the stage. A bouquet of pinks were presented to Mrs. Young, who helped coach the play and who, with the committee, deserves a good deal of credit for the able manner in which the play was put on. Ice cream and candy were on sale and Berkmeier's Orchestra furnished music for a social dance. Special attractions between the acts were also features of the evening's program. Albert Towle received the $2.50 for selling the greatest number of tickets. A good sum was realized for the Grange.

One of the pleasantest events of the season occurred Wednesday evening, April 19, when the Mother's Circle observed Fathers' Night in the Congregational Vestry. The Vestry was decorated in yellow and green, the predominating colors of the season. There were 68 present and all found their respective places at the tables, by the hand painted place cards which adorned each place. The following menu was enjoyed: Grapefruit, roast chicken, mashed potatoes, succotash, celery, jelly, hot rolls, ice cream, cake and coffee. Following the supper the president introduced Judge Shute of Exeter, the speaker of the evening. He read extracts from several of his books which helped wonderfully to digest the supper. Dr. Knowlton of Exeter, the Judge's physician and friend was also present and was called on for remarks, as were the Reverends Mr. Clark and Mr. Warren, who responded fittingly for the occasion. In behalf of the Circle, Judge Shute was presented with yellow jonquils. Much credit is due the efficient committee for the success of the evening. The committee in charge was Mrs. Tolman, Mrs. Gilpatrick and Mrs. Tobey. The educational committee had charge of the decorations.

Alvin True

Mr. Alvin True passed away, early last Saturday morning after 18 months of a trying illness, which he bore with patience and fortitude.

Mr. True was born in Salisbury, Feb. 22, 1857, his father was a native of that place. His mother was a sister of the late Brackett Shaw of this town.

Early in life Mr. True went to Amesbury to work in the Lane carriage factory.

Twenty-seven years ago he came to Hampton and in company with his wife's father, C. G. Marston, opened a factory for making carriage spindles. Afterwards he engaged in barrel manufacture.

In 1886 Mr. True married Miss Annie M. Marston of Hampton. Two children, Jessie and Wallace, were born in Amesbury and both died there.

Esther, Lawrance and Russell were born in Hampton.

Mr. and Mrs. True on removal to Hampton united with the Congregational church here, by letter from the Congregational church in Amesbury. Mr. True has served as a warden of the church here and as long as his health permitted always attended Sunday service.

He was a quiet man, a man of good character, and respected by his neighbors and friends. To have the regard of those who know one best is all that can be desired.

Mr. True was faithfully tended by his wife and children. His funeral was held at the home on Monday. It was attended by Rev. Edgar Warren, a former pastor. Although Mrs. True had requested that friends bring no flowers a few felt that this was the last token of regard that they could pay and there were some beautiful flowers. A pillow from the children. Flowers from Mrs. True, Mr. Ambrose Swasey, Brooks family, Mr. Brown from Rye, friends from Amesbury, potted lilies from Mrs. Bennett, Mrs. Fall and others. The bearers were all relatives: Charles and Wilbur True, nephews of Mr. True, Charles Brown and Benjamin Blake, cousins of Mr. True. R. E. Tolman was the undertaker in charge.

Farm Bureau Work at Durham:

Extension work in soils, crops and fertilizers has just received an impetus thru the appointment of a special worker for the next few months on the New Hampshire College Extension staff in the person of Mr. H. Styles Bridges of Ellsworth, Maine. Mr. Bridges, who has been a successful county agent for several years in Maine, comes well qualified for the work and with a first hand knowledge of extension activities. He began his duties this week.

Among the soils and crops projects being prosecuted in the various counties are the introduction of legumes, the testing of soils for acidity and the use of lime, the home mixing of fertilizers, conservation of manure, orchard management and seed selection and testing.

"Seventy-one alfalfa demonstrations were conducted last year by the New Hampshire county agents," says Director J. C. Kendall in commenting on the appointment of Mr. Bridges.. "And clover, soy beans vetch and other legumes have been encouraged wherever possible. The opportunity thus afforded of reducing the farmer's grain bills and of increasing soil fertility has clearly shown itself as one of the most important to the agriculture of the state; and the appointment of specialists in this work should help to crystallize the interest already taken."