The Hamptons Union, February 14, 1924

Vol. XXVI, No. 7

Hampton News

Another important article on vaccination intended for this issue is omitted for want of time.

Mr. Charles Howe and sister Mrs. Anderson of Boston were here to attend the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. Austin Weare; also Mrs. Snow and Mrs. Bartlett of Marblehead.

Jennie Coffin Philbrick:

On Thursday of last week occurred the death of Jennie Coffin Philbrick the wife of William E. Philbrick of North Andover and Lawrence, Mass. Mrs. Philbrick was woman with whom it was impossible to come in contact without feeling the genial friendliness which seemed to radiate from her. She will be deeply mourned by the relatives she is leaving and by a large circle of friends. The funeral was on Monday at two thirty o'clock at the Centre Methodist church of which Mr. and Mrs. Philbrick have long been prominent members.

Mr. Philbrick is a man of whom Hampton and Hampton Academy has been justly proud as a son of sterling worth and high ability and the sympathy of this community goes out to him in this his great affliction. Their beautiful home in North Andover must seem to him indeed desolate.

Card of Thanks:

I wish to thank neighbors and friends for their sympathy and kindness to Lloyd and I during his recent illness. --Mrs. Maude A. Ring

The Mothers' Circle will hold a food sale in Camp Fire Girl's hall, Lane block, on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Tickets have been distributed for the benefit entertainment. The twenty-third is the date. Have you bought yours yet?

The Dorcas Society will give a supper and entertainment on Friday, Feb. 22, Washington's birthday.

Next Monday evening the postponed January meeting of the Men's club will be held. Election of officers is on the business program. The town appropriation committee will be the guests of the club and the budget for the March meeting will be discussed.

Clifford Belcher Gil:

Lieutenant Clifford Belcher Gill, formerly of Exeter and Hampton, died of pneumonia in New York City, Feb. 6, after a short illness. He was born in Farmington, Me., in 1845, the youngest son of Capt. Charles and Deborah Ann (Belcher) Gill. The latter died the same year. In 1849 Capt. Gill married, as his second wife, Hannah Parker Dow of Exeter and shortly afterwards moved to that town. Capt. Gill was a well known figure in Exeter sixty years ago. Lieut. Gill with his two brothers, Charles S. and George F. attended Phillips Exeter Academy. He was graduated from the Naval Academy in the class of 1866, and was in active service 20 years. In 1879 he married Sarah S. Frothingham, daughter of Richard and Vrylena Frothingham of Charlestown, Mass. For many years Lieut. Gill made his home in Hampton dividing his time between the latter place and his cattle ranch near Junction City, Kansas. Later he was associated with mining interests in the West, and during this period lived at Las Cruces, New Mexico. He is survived by his brother, Charles S. Gill of Milton, Mass. Lieut. Gill had four children: Ednah C. (Mrs. W. H. Hubbard) of New York, with whom he made his home the past five years. Austin C. Gill, a graduate of Phillips Exeter in 1902, who died in 1921; Commander Charles C. Gill, U. S. N., now on duty in Brazil, and Vrylena F. (Mrs. Wilson Olney) of Hampton.

The Parent-Teachers' Ass'n:

The Parent Teachers' meeting was held in the school auditorium Monday evening with a good number present. At this meeting Miss Chadwick reported that for the last four months 45% of the school children had been served with milk daily at the school, and that their weight had shown a gain of from 2 to 7 pounds each, a very gratifying result. Miss Beggs, assistant to Miss Williamson, who has charge of the Home Extension work in New Hampshire with headquarters at Durham, was the principal speaker of the evening. She showed how they are trying to improve conditions in rural homes in N. H., visiting from time to time different counties in the state and observing the conditions there, and helping whenever possible. She also gave us eight rules for good health. Miss Beggs was a very pleasing speaker and her talk was very interesting and instructive. The secretary reported a membership of 108 at the present time. During the meeting the Ladies' Trio gave two pleasing selections, and at the close of the meeting light refreshments were served.

The Red and Blue contest started by the Parent-Teachers Association in Oct. of last year is finished. While we will have to admit a great lack in conception and organization of the plan, yet I think we may be pardoned if we indulge in a little joyous pride in the results of the contest. We started with a membership of about forty. We placed before us objectives: 1. Double the present membership. 2. A liberal support of the meetings by attendance. 3. Dues all paid. 4. School visiting by members.

Ten points were allowed for new members, for attendance, for dues paid, for school visitation, each room counting a visit. In order to stimulate interest in the men five points extra were allowed for every male member. After examining the reports of the captains of the two sides, Mrs. Edgar Howe for the Blue side and Mr. David Hamilton for the Red side, we find that the Blues have won by a slight margin. Both sides are to be congratulated for the good work done.

Mrs. I. S. Jones secured the largest number of names. The membership now is one hundred and eight, dues all paid, attendance at meetings good, school visitation increasing, and yet our work is not by any means completed. This is just the beginning and not the end.

On the evening of the tenth of March, the members of the Red side will give a banquet to the members of the Blue side, and our mouths just water when we think of that feed.

Schools close Friday, Feb. 15, for one week's vacation. They reopen Monday, Feb. 25.

At the next meeting of the Women's Forum Class the theme for discussion will be, "Fighting to Secure God's Gifts." Allied topics: "Our Seven Great Enemies and Methods of Defense," "A Case Where the Lid Won't Stay On," and "Putting the Reverse on Search and Research."

The Monday club will be entertained next week in the Centre school and a cordial invitation to the seniors and juniors of the High School to be present. A program on historic Hampton will be presented. Hostesses will be Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Coffin, Mrs. Cole and Mrs. Stanley Ward.