The Centre school held no sessions on Wednesday and Thursday on account of the severe snow storm.
The W. C. T. U. will meet with Mrs. Mary Cleveland on Friday, February 19, at 2:30 P.M.
Mrs. Andrew Paulson is quite ill with a strained back. Her daughter, Mrs. Cecil Morse, is staying with her.
Joseph Raymond, leader of our local Moonlight Serenaders, asks that you remember his Valentine's dance, Saturday night, February 13.
We are glad to note that Mrs. I. C. Miner is fast recovering from a cold and a severe attack of neuritis. She was under the care of Dr. Fernald.
February 15, Monday afternoon, you are expected at the school hall to enjoy all the good things provided for you. There is a small admission of twenty cents. This is a benefit and everybody is welcome.
Why can't we have a No School storm signal for our school children and their teachers, these awful stormy mornings? It would save many colds and prove a great convenience to may families.
Six years ago this week, February, 1920, we had just such a storm when trains were stalled in the cut and young ladies snow- shoed up the track with coffee and sandwiches for the snowbound travelers. Anyone remember?
Abbott L. Joplin returned home Tuesday after spending the past six weeks with his children in Massachusetts.
The Mother's Circle, to have met Wednesday evening at the school, will hold the meeting next week Wednesday at the same place.
Miss Dorothy Eldridge, our school nurse, who was so unfortunate as to severely sprain her ankle last week, is recovering slowly but it will be some time before she will be again able to take up her work.
Mrs. Annie May True with her daughter, Miss Esther, left for New York on Saturday to meet her uncle, Mr. Ambrose Sweezey of Cleveland, Ohio. The party are planning to spend the next month touring the Panama Canal zone and West Indies.
It is evident that our fire chief Mr. Homer Whiting, believes in safety first. He should be commended for his foresight and precaution. The bad storms we have had this winter alarmed Mr. Whiting and he sent part of the fire apparatus, with men, from the Beach to the village, stationing them at one of the garages. He feared that the roads would become impassable by the heavy drifting snow, which no apparatus of any kind could combat. With the thought that we are protected through the night and day this act of his is much appreciated by the townspeople.
The above gives us the opportunity to speak a good word for the town tractor which has been in operation all day and all night for many days. It is no easy task for the operators to face blinding snow storms and strong northeast winds for hours at a time; not quite as safe as we in our warm and comfortable homes, looking out of the window and complaining because our road has not been plowed out. Nearly fifty miles of road in Hampton have to be cleared of snow. To change places with the operators would, perhaps, do some of us good. No town in Rockingham county can boast of wider or better kept roads and automobiles can go as in the good old summer time. So cheer up, boys; you can't be beat!
There will be an all day meeting on Friday, February 12, at ten A. M., at the home of Mrs. C. S. Toppan. This will be a clothing meeting, fitting patterns and will be combined with a meeting to finish up the chairs and baskets already started. The Home Demonstration agent will be present to assist, together with the aid of local people. It is hoped that everyone will attend this important meeting and invite their neighbor. All are welcome. Mrs. Toppan is in charge of arrangements.
The Monday club will hold its regular meeting Monday afternoon at the Centre school. This is an open meeting, a slight charge of 20c being asked as Mrs. Emma Young has prepared a very interesting program, relative to this patriotic season which everyone will enjoy. This admission fee will be used to swell the fund being collected to buy the stove for the Tuck memorial building at the Meeting House Green park.
The radio far surpasses everything so far and we need never be lonesome, especially evenings. The Wednesday evening concert from WEEI, at ten o'clock, with Roxey and his gang of classical and instrumental musicians is always splendid. Don't miss them. Also every morning at seven forty five, The Morning Watch, conducted this week by Rev. Arthur O. Finney.
The members of the Budget Committee will meet in the selectmen's room tomorrow evening at 7:30.
We are in receipt of a copy of the "H. A. Trumpet" issued by the students of Hampton Academy. The entire work of the magazine was done by the students, the printing being done by use of the typewriter and neostyle. The twenty-eight pages are brimful of interesting matter including special articles, Academy Notes and jokes and some very interesting advertisements. Some of the latter were featured by designs, evidently the work of Miss Edith Rowe, the Trumpet artist, and designer of the first page cartoon and page headings. The Academy may well be proud of the talent brought out in this issue of the Trumpet.
The E. E. E. club spent a pleasant day in Portsmouth last Saturday.
Charles Huckins has been confined to his home for the past week with a severe cold and bad throat.
The Brooks Motor Sales orchestra composed largely of members of that organization, and scheduled to broadcast through WEEI of Boston under the auspices of the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, February 14, have changed their program until March 13, due to the fact that Jordan Marsh Company had previously purchased the hour allotted to them for the entire month of February.
The What-so-ever society, which is the junior missionary society of the Congregational church, met with Barbara Ward Saturday afternoon, seventeen members and two leaders being present. Miss Caroline Philbrook had charge of the devotions. Music was furnished by some of the little members, then a paper, "How Music Came to America," was read. The rest of the afternoon was spent embroidering, under the direction of Mrs. Lottie Bryant. Even the littlest tots are working hard on attractive views which will be made into iron holders. Later, when this work is finished, a sale is planned.
The Friendly Class of the Congregational church held a very delicious and successful supper at the church vestry Friday night. Because of the bad traveling not many were expected to attend. However, sixty showed a determination not to allow walking conditions to interfere with their having a good supper. The proceeds are to be used to carry on the sunshine work which is the aim of the class.
Let us not forget to feed the birds. Many people are finding dead birds in their yards this winter. We must look out for them. The snow has covered every spot of ground and buried every bush, so they find nothing to eat. If we tie the bread and suet in the branches of trees it is soon found, and sweepings from the hay mow, thrown in the snow, will help. Also grain and crumbs of all kinds. Try it, and see how quickly you will have a family of feathered beauties around your dwelling.
The regular meeting of the Men's club will be held in the Congregational chapel on Monday evening, February 15, with one of Mrs. Moses Littlefield's famous fried clam suppers served at 6:30. Following the supper will be the usual business session and an address by Dr. J. W. Bixler of Exeter. As has been the custom in past years the Town Budget committee will be guests of the club and items which will appear in the budget for the Annual Town Meeting will be discussed. This is a meeting which every man interested in town affairs should attend.
The twenty-five members and friends of the Monday Club present at the meeting at the house of Mrs. Mary Noyes on Monday afternoon, February first, felt well repaid for the effort made in getting there in the storm, as, besides the very interesting book review by Mrs. Freda Coffin, a fine musical program was rendered by Mr. William Elliot, and Mrs. Robert Elliot. Mr.Elliot's baritone solos were a great and unexpected pleasure; also his few well-chosen banjo selections. With Mrs. Robert Elliot at the piano, the musical half-hour was most enjoyable. All departed, feeling the hostesses, Mrs. Mary Noyes and Mrs. Margaret Noyes, with the entertaining artists, had made the pleasure inside far surpass the storm.