The Hamptons Union, August 16, 1923
Mr. William Brown and Mr. William Brooks are ill with tonsillitis.
Mrs. Esther Coombs spent a few days in Lowell last week visiting friends.
Albert Coffin has purchased the new single house recently erected by John A. Janvrin in Lafayette Road and will soon move in.
Miss Eloise Lane and Mr. Carl E. Smith have returned to Hampton after a pleasant ten days visit with Mr. Smith's sister in Maine.
After a pleasant fortnight with her sister, Mrs. Godfrey, Miss Junie Noyes returned to Waltham Sunday evening.
Miss Augusta Blake has gone to Chatham, Mass. to spend a week with her friend, Miss Draper. Mrs. Flora Wilbar is visiting Mrs. Blake during Miss Blake's absence.
Mr. Estow Hobbs is visiting in York Maine. Mr. Hobbs and his fianceé Miss Marinda Brooks will return to Hampton on Thursday.
Miss Theodate Hobbs has returned home and will go for a week's vacation in camp next week.
Miss Pearl Smith of Laconia is spending the summer months with Miss Eleanor Lane, of Hampton.
The Ladies' Aid of the M. E. Church will have a Food Sale on Friday, August 17th, from 3 to 5 p.m., next to Odd Fellows Hall. If stormy, next fair day.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Raymond are receiving congratulations upon the birth of a son in the Exeter hospital.
Mrs. Leora M. Bristol has leased one of the tenements in the new Janvrin House on Lafayette road.
At the society meeting of the Congregational Church Monday it was voted to give a call to the Rev. Mr. Cummings who has preached so acceptably. There will be a supply for next four weeks as Mr. Cummings is to be married during the month.
A very pleasant white shower was arranged by Mrs. Willard Emery and Mrs. Millard Dalton Monday evening for Mrs. Nellie Newton, whose engagement to Mr. Fred Fisher of Portsmouth is announced. The invited friends and neighbors met in the home of Mrs. Emery and then proceeded to Mrs. Newton's who was completely surprised. She received many gifts of napkins, handkerchiefs, embroidered towels, night dress, apron, pyrex ware, tray cloths, bureau scarfs and doilies. Refreshments of sandwiches, various kinds of cake and lemonade were served. After a social evening the guests departed, wishing Mrs. Newton much happiness in her new life.
The Ladies of the Congregational Church are planning a lawn party and sale to be held on the Congregational Church lawn on Friday, Aug. 31. Further particulars next week.
An Exeter couple were married by the Rev. R. S. Barker at the Methodist parsonage on Aug. 7. The contracting parties were Mr. Claude Towle and Miss Evelyn Johnson.
Hampton Beach is to have a big musical treat on Saturday August 18th. It has been arranged for the New England Staff Band of the Salvation Army, comprising forty-two talented players and one of the finest and foremost musical combinations in the Army in America, to give a concert.
Colonel W. A. McIntyre, commanding the Salvation Army in New England, is accompanying the Band. He is a most interesting speaker and will deliver a short address on the work of the Salvation Army, generally.
The day has long since passed away when Salvation Army bands were covered with ridicule, for so great a critic as Bernard Shaw has said that Salvation Army bands have discovered the soul of music and that they are the only bands able to get the music over the foot-lights, so far as the mass of people is concerned.
Every Bandsman in the Salvation Army Staff Band is a skilled instrumentalist, playing one or more instruments. The band also comprises a well trained male chorus. Under the director, Staff-Captain Robert Young, this band has made remarkable progress during the last few months, and recently Envoy Erik Leidzen has been attached to the band as assistant director. Envoy Leidzen is a musical professor of considerable attainments, and is a pianist of remarkable ability.
In addition to a program of stirring marches, overtures and selections, the band usually puts on a trombone quintette with plantation melodies, saxophone solos and trios, cornet duets, piccolo and whistling accompaniment, and the male chorus sing southern melodies exceptionally well.
Captain Chester Matheson is on of the finest cornetists in America, and is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music. Bandsman Billy Perkins is another superb cornetist and there is not much to choose between them.
The playing of this fine musical combination has elicited the highest praise, and wins commendation and approval from all classes.
The peculiarity of this Salvation Army Band is that almost every member of the band is engaged in business or a trade or in active employment at the New England Headquarters.
Each Bandsman gives his musical service without remuneration. The band is sure of a warm reception and a good audience.
The Shriner's Outing:
Perfect weather favored the 41st annual outing of Aleppo Temple, Mystic Shrine of Boston, which was held here Wednesday with upwards of 3000 Shriners present. Many visiting temples were represented.
The Nobles headed by Potentate Walter W. Morrison arrived from Boston in two special trains. They were met by a reception committee consisting of George Ashworth, chairman;
Gen. Rufus E. Graves of Haverhill, Frank E. Leavitt, formerly of Wollaston, Mass., Harold S. Taylor of Londonderry, Fred L. Wood of Portsmouth and Lewis Perkins of Hampton.
The party was taken in special cars to a grove adjoining Surfside Park where the clambake was to be served. The bake was in charge of Noble Charles McGlone of Lynn. It is estimated that more than 2500 sat down. The bake included 4200 lobsters, 36 barrels of clams, 65 bushels of sweet corn, 10 barrels of sweet potatoes, 20 cases of tonics, 70 watermelons and several barrels of pickles.
Following the bake the Shriners, headed by the Aleppo Band of 120 pieces and the patrol in uniform, formed a line and marched two miles to the Casino. All along the beach the hotels and cottages were decorated in red and yellow emblematic of the Order.
On the parade staff besides Potentate Morrison were Francis H. Appleton, chief reban; S. C. L. Haskell, Oriental guide; Maj. Frank Bolton, Capt. Stephen A. Lanen, Capt. Jack Ray, Lt. Everett H. Collup, Lt. E. E. Papkee, Adjt. Justin A. Duncan and Adjt. Livingston of the patrol.
Upon arrival at the Casino the patrol gave an exhibition drill which was witnessed by thousands of visitors who were attracted from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.
Afterward sports were run off on the Casino oval under the direction of Capt. Richmond G. Stoehr, Capt. J. C. McKensie, Harry Fleming, Benj. James, Ben Osthuehs and Ralph Goudy.
In the evening there was street dancing in Ocean Boulevard, traffic being diverted. The outing came to an end with a huge display of fireworks, after which the nobles returned to Boston in their special trains.
The general committee of Aleppo Temple comprised Potentate Morrison, assisted by Henry B. Perkins, chief steward, Carl A. Weitz, assistant steward, C. Holman, director.
The Beach Board of Trade headed by Chairman George Ashworth of the executive committee assisted. The committee comprised Stephen A. Lanen, Boston; Charles E. Greenman, Franklin Woodman, Ralph Hood of Haverhill; W. J. Bigley, W.L. Bigley of Somerville; G. D. Melville, Hobart Pillsbury of Manchester; Albert J. Trottier, Fred L. Wood, Harry E. Philbrook, Philip H. Sanderson of Portsmouth; Harold S. Taylor of Londonderry; Selectman L. C. Ring, Lewis Perkins, Judge Howell M. Lamprey, John Brooks, E. G. Cole, Frank Leavitt, Lester Tobey, H. B. Alexander, Edwin Batchelder, Harry Munsey of Hampton; Joseph Dudley of Hampton Beach; G. D. Baxter of Exeter.
Chief of Police Munsey was assisted by plainclothes men from Boston and Manchester together with officers from Manchester, Amesbury and Portsmouth. Despite the heavy traffic there were only two minor accidents reported.
A Sign Of Protection To Poultrymen:
Early travellers over the different roads in Rockingham County this morning were greeted by something they had never seen before in such places. Prominently displayed on the premises of each member of the Rockingham County Poultry Protective Association was the familiar blue sign of the Burns Detective Agency which everyone has seen in the windows of the largest banks and leading commercial houses, but never before on the property of a farmer.
This vigorous young association was organized early last spring to check the poultry thefts in Rockingham County and now numbers most of the leading poultrymen of the county in its ranks. The Burns Agency has been retained to trace all thefts from its members and no stone will be left unturned in the effort to make Rockingham County safe for poultrykeepers.