The Hamptons Union, May 24, 1923

Hampton News

Mrs. Charles M. Batchelder will entertain the whist club on June 1.

The official announcement of the opening of the Casino for the season will be found elsewhere in this issue.

The summer season of the Hampton base ball team will open on May 30 at Hampton Beach with a game with the Epping team.

There will be no morning or evening service at the Baptist church next Sunday. The Sunday school will be held at 1:30.

Mrs. Caroline Shea and Mrs. Sarah M. Lane are attending the Federation of Women's clubs in Milford this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Mason of Long Island are spending the month with Mrs. Mason's mother, Mrs. Mace.

The baccalaureate sermon to the graduates of Hampton academy will be preached by Rev. Mr. Baxter of Exeter on June 10.

The Monday Club outing to Raymond will take place next Monday, May 28th, with arrangements the same as planned for last Monday and which the rain prevented.

Phillip Toppan entertained six of his little friends at his home Wednesday in honor of his sixth birthday. It was greatly enjoyed by all present.

Mr. and Mrs. John Olsen of Silver Head, Me., have moved into Fred Perkins' tenement. Mr. Olsen is one of Capt. Myers' crew at the life guard station.

Don't forget the joint social at the Congregational vestry tomorrow night. Entertainment, games, refreshments. The young people's societies should be well represented.

Children's Sunday will be observed June 3.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Perkins returned from a season spent in California, recently. They report a fine winter.

Memorial services on Sunday, May 27, will be held in the Baptist church at 2:30 p.m., and it is hoped that all members of the W. R. C. will be present at 2:15 to do honor to the few veterans remaining. The Junior Order of Mechanics will march also. The Rev. Mr. Parker of Hampton Falls will preach the sermon. There will not be any service in the morning at the Baptist church.

A very pleasant meeting of the W. R. Corps was held on Wednesday with visitors present from Exeter and Portsmouth. The Corps received a communication from the Odd Fellows Lodge stating that the G. A. R. and W. R. C. were welcome to the use of their rooms free of charge.

Miss Mary Toppan gave a delightful birthday party in honor of the 10th birthday of her little niece, Wilma Toppan, on Monday, May 21. Ten of Wilma's friends were present and greatly enjoyed the games and, later on, the refreshments of ice cream, cake and candy. Many little gifts were presented to Wilma by her guests.

The members of the committee to draft town ordinances (chosen at the last town meeting) are requested to meet in the Selectmen's room next Monday evening at 7:00 o'clock. Following this meeting, in the same place, will be a meeting of the various committees who are making plans for the big banquet at the Ashworth hotel June 19.

There was a very pleasant meeting of the W. C. T. U. in the Baptist vestry Thursday afternoon. The state treasurer, Mrs. Clara Sanborn of Portsmouth addressed the meeting. The local president, Mrs. Sarah M. Lane, is working indefatigably for the good of this cause and is meeting with success. A number have joined the Union thru her efforts.

Last Saturday another purse of money was presented to Mr. and Mrs. Percy B. Brown of the Casino garage, who lost everything in the recent fire. The money was presented by Clyde Brown in behalf of townspeople who made up the purse. This money, with that recently presented by the Odd Fellows, will be used by Mr. and Mrs. Brown to replace as far as possible their wedding gifts, and they wish to express, through the Union, their sincere thanks to all who have so kindly remembered them in their misfortune.

Rev. Bernard Christopher is attending the Northern Baptist Conference at Atlantic City. From there Mr. Christopher will go direct to Chester, N. H., where he is to deliver the Memorial address, May, 30.

The Men's Club was splendidly entertained last Monday evening by an address delivered by the Rev. Lester C. Holmes of Dover. It was Father and Son night and Mr. Holmes' address dealt with the duty of fathers in giving their sons the right start in the world. The speaker's words were listened to with close attention and at the close he was given a rising vote of thanks. Preceding the address was a brief business session of routine work and the meeting closed with a salad and ice cream supper to which the young sons present did ample justice. This is the last meeting until September.

As this may be the last Memorial Day for the veterans of the Civil War alone, the committee from the W. R. Corps has prepared a most excellent program for Memorial Day. It is sincerely desired that all citizens of Hampton will avail themselves of this opportunity to honor the veterans and to enjoy the splendid program. The Rev. Mr. Prescott of Newburyport, Mass., the son of a veteran, and who is always sought to address veterans will deliver the address. The committee has also been fortunate in securing Murphy's Orchestra of Haverhill, one of the finest in the state, to furnish the music. Many know what a fine orchestra this is, having heard it at the new Dance Carnival. The exercises will begin promptly at 1:30 p. m. with a concert by the orchestra. There will also be singing. The entire afternoon will be devoted to the veterans with great enjoyment to everyone present as it will be the finest Memorial in years. Mr. Elmore Dearborn has kindly offered his auto for the use of the veterans and there will be others.

The afternoon of May 17th passed very pleasantly for the West End Club when the members met at Mrs. Jessie R. Towle's, Miss Frances E. Towle presiding as hostess. Eight guests were present: Mrs. Belle Walls and Mrs. Florence Hoxie of Newton, Misses Annie Johnson and Marion Garland, Mrs. Woodburn and son, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Butcher. The meeting opened with the usual exercises and when business matters were attended to the program followed. Reading of poems by members, singing by Mesdames James, reading, "Household Hints," which were very good. The meeting closed by singing one of the old songs. A social hour was enjoyed and the guests were then invited to the dining room where the hostess, assisted by Mrs. Towle served a delectable lunch of sandwiches, cheese, a variety of cake, fancy cookies and hot coffee. The last meeting is to be held May 31st. The members departed about 5:30, thanking the hostess for a pleasant afternoon.

Hampton Academy Baseball:

Nine Loses to Exeter

Exeter high defeated Hampton Academy at the beach oval yesterday afternoon, 4 to 1. The game was closely contested by H. A. the rival team scoring in the latter part of the game. Clark of Hampton struck out 15 and Carlisle, Exeter, 11.

The score:


ab. r. bh. po. a. e.

Bond, c……… 4 0 1 12 2 0

Kurshiki, ss… 3 1 0 0 0 1

Connors, rf….. 4 0 1 1 0 0

R. Hoyt, 3b…. 4 1 0 2 3 1

Kirtland, lf….. 3 0 1 1 0 0

A. Hoyt, cf….. 4 0 1 1 0 0

O'Leary, 1b… 2 1 0 9 0 1

Morrill, 2b….. 4 1 1 1 2 0

Carlisle, p…... 4 0 0 0 0 0

Totals 32 4 5 27 7 3


ab. r. bh. po. a. e.

Chase, 1b…….. 3 0 0 5 0 0

Dolan, 2b…….. 2 0 0 0 1 2

Langley, 2b….. 1 0 0 0 0 0

Booker, c…….. 4 1 2 16 2 0

Ring, ss……… 4 0 0 0 0 0

Whittaker, lf… 4 0 1 0 0 0

Clark. p……... 4 0 0 2 0 1

White, cf……. 3 0 0 1 0 0

Johnson, rf….. 2 0 0 2 0 0

Hunter, 3b….. 3 0 0 1 1 0

Totals 30 1 3 27 4 5

Score by innings:

E…..0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3---4

H…..0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0---1

Two-base hits: Booker; stolen bases, Band, C. Hart, Keatland, O'Leary, Morrill 2, King. Double plays, Morrell to O'Leary. Base on balls off Clark, 2. Struck out by Carlisle 11; Clark, 15 Umpires, Brown, Moore. Time: 2:05.