The North Adams Transcript from North Adams, Massachusetts on October 30, 1945 · Page 2
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North Adams, Massachusetts
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Tuesday, October 30, 1945
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THIS NOKTH ADAMS TKANSUHJPT, TUESDAY', OCTOBEK 30, 19'15, FIVE C. H. Cuffing Clothing Store P Celebrates 75th Anniversary i; Store Firs* Opened Under Joint Ownership of J. H. Silsby and C. H. Cutting in 1870—In I860 Late Harrison H." Hanley and Henry Savage, Clerks, Were Admitted to Partnership—1895 Saw Robert A. Thompson, With Whom Mr. Cutting Had Formed Bay State Clothing Company in Adams, Entered— Garrett P. Fitch Joined Business in 1908 and Late Frank H. Harriman in 1910, Cutting's Entrance In 1887 Seventy-five years lharlcs 11. cutting ago the founded laic lolhing store which bears his name lid the management of which is Till controlled by members of his linlly. The store, as well known Iroughout Berkshire county as it lln North Adams, is observing the hniversary this week. JTherc Is not much similarity bc- Iccn the present Cutting store and |e small one which was first open- nil entrance on State 1870. Clerks In the old with street, In days probably would have scoffed at the idea that Cutting store would one day take over a major part of the Martin block .and thai, It would ever advertise In Mexican, as it docs today, for the benefit of alien laborers sent into New England because of labor shortages resulting from global war. Silsbjr nnrt Cuttlnf The store was first opened under the Joint ownership of the late J. H, -ailsby and Mr. Culling. Mr. Slls- by's connection with the store was brief and ended with his retirement In 1871, but Mr. Cutting continued to operate tho business and to supervise its expansion. Gradually the store took over oilier shops in Ihe Martin block present size. until it reached Its The firm, llirough Us founder, at .'one time had an active Interest in other clothing stores, Including the Rummage SALE Friday, Nov. 2 9 A. M. Universal!*! Church Social Hall Summer St. (Next Door lo SfJimiiU's Fiinilliirc) Good Bargains Light Heated Room Ausplcp.s of Unlvcnallsl Latllt*' Aid Bay State Clothing company In Adams, the Orange Clothing company the in Orange, the Alhol Clothing company in Alhol, and a slore In Pittsfield. At dlffcrenl periods In the history of the store, Mr. Catling had sev.- eral partners. In 1880, the late Harrison H. Hanley and late Henry O Savage, who had been clerks in the slore when it started were admitted to partnership. Mr. Savage retired from the business In 1893 and two years later Robert A. Thompsoon with whom Mr. Cutting had formed the Bay Stale Clothing company In Adams in 1888 look an Interest In the local firm. Mr. Hanley remained In the firm until 1910 when he resigned lo form the wholesale firm of cota-Hanley. Fitch, 1008 In 1908 Garret P. Filch, now treasurer of the firm, entered the business and In 1910 lhc late Frank II. Harriman became a partner. Mr. Harriman died In 1918. Present officers are Robert A. 'lliompson, president, Mr. FUcIi, treasurer, and Robert K. Thompson, clerk of Ihe corporation. Cutting's store, througli Us founder, was principally responsible for a number of reforms In the city's relall trade circles. When the firm was started. It was the custom lo demand a high price for a sales item and then to "bargain" until a mutually satisfactory price wns reach ed and the transaction completed Mr. Cutting Inaugurated the one price system here and oven ellininl I nated the customary practice o "discounts" for favored groups o persons. His action was conslclerct a daring one at the time and did not meet general public favor unti It was realized that everyone wa; being treated alike and fairly. Mr. Cutting made a special poln of satisfying his customers and once advertised that a stock of collars had been found defective. He urged buyers of the merchandise lo return them lo the store for refunds Much the same policy is in effect at the store today. An example of it Is the decision of the management not'16" conduct the usual anniversary sale. It was pointed out that merchandise is scarce and too much In demand to make such n sale practical unless Inferior goods were brought into the city and "dumped." Commenting on It, Mr. Thompson said that Police to Suppress Acts of Vandalism Two Prowl Cars to Assist Patrolmen in Covering City — Only Harmless Pranks to^be Tolerated. In addition to using the two radio cars, members of the police depart- 857,945 AUTOMOBILES REPORTED REGISTERED 757,927 Passenger and 110,018 'Commercial Vehicles • A-Bomb Real Shot Heard Round World Radioactive Effect Fogs Film, According to Report of GE Vice President at Schenectady. A tolnl of 857,915 automobiles,, consisting ot 747,937 pas&nscr mid' 110,018 commercial cars, were registered lr Massachusetts tor tlic year Schcncclncly, N. Y., Oct. 30 (/PS- cars, members of the police depart- olldll , K Sopt 30 tho rejls(tv 0 , ,,, 0 .}Dr. Chauncey Guy Suits, vice president will patrol tho city In their tor vehicle? reports from Boston. \ «"" ° f General Electric company in private automobiles tomorrow .night, | ,„ Ulls to ial were 30011 pnsscnm • cllnr B« ot research, told the npws- to suppress dangerous un(l 35,7 commercial car reissues P"l>" ™«> there was evidence to This compares with 853.004 cars reg- Indicate that ractioaclivo ctlects pranks acts of vandalism, Sgt William I\ Coyne said today. At •the same time he warned thai boys and girls who arc caught In Istcred In the previous year to Die same date, made up of 747,115 pas-. front tho explosion of three ntoinlc bombs—two In Japan and one in ;New Mexico—had teen leit around pointed out, however, that harmless jokes arxi pranks are all right. "Police don't object to harmless pranks, bui when it comes to destroying property and breaking! windows, wo draw tho line," Sgt. Coyne said. , He said that during Ihe past week several cases of windows being broken by boys, possibly Hal- m wmbourose-| a n7Ync%dlng 39,5orp 1 aMeng7r7ii«l(i' l e entire, world, though in ex- "ict couri. He Jlx conlmerc i al car le iss U es. Taxi-1 tremoly mild form. . totals. The picture above, taken in m7, shows Ihe main entrance to Cullliifi's slore before It was moved from Slate street to Maln(|lr»l. ami some of the clerks who were employed by Hie firm at tint lime. Only one of lit eljhl men In the oltl photograph, Clayton M. Oilman, Is still alive, still an employe of the'store he I shown on the extreme left. Others, reading lo tho rlghl, arc Joseph Lash, Sir. Moore, bin-aril Gallup '(rear) William Cota, Arthur Bouchard (rear), Ifenry Savage and diaries Highland. all 75 MORE VETERANS REPORT DISCHARGES Largest to Report to Board in Week Since War's End If we can't have won't have one." a real sale, we Let Us Have a Big Hand . . . in planning your poit-wnr home? . . . We've had over 71 years of practical home building experience and we can advise you about the materials and methods of construction best suited to your needs . . . We can supply you with the latest home building literature, the most up-to-date -information on your home of'the futurel . . . Stop in this week, why don't you, and get acquainted? S.B.DIBBLE Ssventy-five men who entered the armed forces when llsey were undei ; the jurisdiction of the North Ad-1 nms Selective Service board registered their discharges with the board last week. The number is the largest In any single week elnce the end of the war Draft board officials made public the following list; Robsrt W Jones, Brookline; Alfred J. Marianl, Clarksburg; Rene J. Dellsle, Brickyard court; Northway W. Abbott, 3G Beacon street; Edward J. Walczak, 430 River street; Arthur E. Perm, 67 Frederick street; Dennis G. Piegent, 22 Holden street; John Klely, .85 River street; Archer A. Jones, Jr., 512 W. Shaft road; Jerry Siclllano. 77 Hlvcr street; Joseph W. Bissaillon, 225 E; Main street; Richard E. DcGraff, Adams; Peter F. Olacapuzzl, Hoosac Tunnel; Edwin L. Salter, 33 Bryant street; Arthur J. Demarsico, 274 Walnut street; Ralph W. lacuessa, 57 Tyler slr«t; William F. Ryan, Brlggsvllle; John HALLOWE'EN PRANKS OFF TO EARLY START Pea Stone Arrives For Curran Highway Resurfacing Work May be Started Thursday, Pending Advent of Asphali _ ' . i • , i ' , Several windows In Freemai Due from Rhode Island, jfchool were broken last night ant • keveral others were marked up with • soap and wu.x, apparently by boy School Windo'ws Broken Others Waxed—Warning Issued Zwlcrcah, 703 West Shaft road;,Fas- qunle D. DlLorenzo, 7 Marietta street, William Lafounlain,.Clarks- burg, Also Vincent J. PappRS, 367 Houshlon street; Arthur Lacosse, Wllliamslown; Thomas E. Kelly, Adams; Leo P. Lefebvre, 38 Bracewell avenue; Almiin P.-Jolln, .144 West Main street; Dwyer E.-Gorman. 33 Lincoln street; Richard S. Parmentcr, H. P. D. No. 1; Arthur M. Scarbeau, 132 Crest street; Uus- sell D. Turner, 50 Davenport street; Louis E. Alpert, 337 Ashland street; Conrad A. Allard. 300 Walker street; Bernard F. Boyer, Wllllams- own; Russell W. Marccau, 358 Ashland street; Allen J. Field, Wil- [amstdwn; Robert Shirley, 1350 Massachusetts avenue; Robert O. i'isdals, North Adams; Edward n. ' Work of resurfacing a long stretch of the Curran Memorial highway bj the .streets department may star. Thursday, Foreman J. Frank Dln- who started the annual Hallowe'en pranks early this year. PollcO Sgt, William F. Coyne said the department is Investigating the neen of the streets department sale .lets of Vandalism because of today. Two thirds of the pea stoni oroken windows. He pointed that Is io be used on the Job ha; arrived and has been unloaded from the freight cars, while the bajpnct Is In the railroad yards walling to be taken from the cars. The asphall to be used Is to come from Rhode Island and should be here by Thursday. The work Is to be done by the city with the city, stale and count) each contributing $500, although Ihe stale must pay all of the expense first and will then be reimbursed by the county and state for thcli respective shares. To meet the expense of the Job, the city council will be asked next Tuesday night to provide $1,000 as tho county and state shares through a transfer of funds. The city's share was provided earlier !n the year. Mayor O'Brien requested a liansfcr at the October meeting but through a Icchnlcallty the order was rejected. He will renew the request next week, During tho time the work Is In jrogress traffic will be re-routed rom the highway 'in the stretch Ktween Orr's and the former switch ftnd will be carried over the old road. Mr. Dlnneon said that (he old road Is in good condition. the ou Local Intelligence -A daughter, Kathalcen Ann, was bora yesterday at the House of Mercy hospital In Plttsfleld to Mr, and Mrs. Richard Trottler of 485 Church street. •The Strong Hewat Independent r. , , ,.. nr * Thursday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock ? U J? i i , '" lhc Congregational churoh par—There will be no meeting of the Hadassah society tonight. A report that there would be a meeting was given to Ihe Transcript yesterday In error by .the society. Jandran, 77 Holdcn street; Haymond O. Alcombrlght, 77 Holden ,.,„ ,j,. lu ,, a r , clYnv inucueiiuciu street; Eldridgc T. LaBombard, 1 Woolen Workers' union will hold a Brlggsvillc,' Roland J. Fontaine, 472] special meeting tomorrow afternoon Union street; James A. Tallnricrj, i at 4 o'clock In the Bishop Memorial 2M East Main street; Joseph C...L". School in Brlegsvlllc. Frenlcre, 15G Protection avenue;.' _A muMimr-nf Fort Ma>=sachii- 1 Edward L. McConnell. 32 Tnft^Us clia p tcr : Daughters of the slrect; Alnea J. Marlanl, t Carson American Revolution will tit held avenue. Also Samuel Vcazle street; Edward T. Schafer, I i 0 rs, G63 South Slate street; Carroll H.I Ebert, 232 Eagle street; James H. Blair, Jr., 224 Houghton street; Frederick W, Hewat, 180 Pleasnnl street; James J. Flanagan, Jr., 1481 Massachusetts avenue; Donald H Cole, Wllllamstown;. Edward W. Beaver, 80 Bracewell avenue; Car\ O. Wardwell,-Clarksburg; John A; Lane, 23 Earth street; Clifford Rondeau, Wllllamstown; Angelo I* Qaz- zanlga, Farmington, N. H.; Edward E. Webb, 306 Walker street; Arthur W. Saunders, 65 South street; Robert R. Rlvard, 318 Houghton street; Francis D. Flaherty, 3 Center street; Arthur E. Brtrllett, North Adams; Harence G. Naull, 39 Yale street; Orvllle R. BIssetl, Wlllianislown; -xo B. Hartley. 84 Hathaway strcel; Norman E. oft, Williamstown; Ger- Id L. Brothers, Wilmington, Del.; •aul C.'Cook, RFD No. 1, West oad; John B. Donega, 41 High (reel; Robert J. O'Hcarn, Marlon avenue; Adelord A. Forgcttc, 2S6 Union street; Edward F. Prlngle 30 Prospect street; Francis G. Gorman, 1127 South Church street; Harold E. Hubbard, 287 Eagle street; Robert F. QUlnton. 239 River strecl; nd Vincent J. Bernard, 189 East Wain street. that breaking of windows Is carry ing Hallowe'en pranks to an ex treme and warned that the iponsible will face court if they are caught. Sgt. Albert R. Sprowson Returns From CBI Theater Sgt. Albert R. Sprowson, son of Mr. and Mrs, William H. Sprowsoi of 80 Gallup street, who saw action for 15 months in the .Chlna-Burma- Indla Theater of Operations, has urlvcd at Port DevSns and is await- ng his discharge, according to word received by his parents. Sgt. Sprowson arrived at New York city recently aboard the USS General Scott from the CBI theater A member of the army for about :hrce years, Sgt. Sprowson holds :he Air Medal with clusters. The Spooks Will Be Out at SUNNYSIDE Friday Night FOR THE DfG HALLOWE'EN MASQUERADE] Watch for Further Details Legend h»s It that the first cards made In .the United States wero painted o'n. leaves by the sailors who came over with Columbus after th£y had thrown more orthodox card? over the aide. OPIFS IN ONE HOUR MAC PLAN i llIAH EL ST> IMM K MM .K4 _ * NORTH ADAMS, MASS. MHH. UHXM 42 * Phoo. 12.6 fMIP-EASY WALL FINISH • Out gallon does »T«r»ge room • One coft cortrs most surfaces • White sod colors $2.98 Gal. Lev Hardware .& Supply Co. Plumbing, Electrical, and Roofing Supplies 26*28 Holden St. Tel. 1026 Doll Carriages Are Here! AH metal doll carriages of pre-war quality are really here! And they are just like the big carriage that Mother us«s for baby brother or sister. Come in and pick your* out NOW I , i A small deposit will reserve for Christmas delivery. ' M. Schmidt & Sons F.U.R-N-I-T-U.R.E 42 Ashland St. Tel. 1826 pra ported to Ihe depatlm are teing Investigated. The sergeant urged local residents to take porch chairs and other furniture indoors lest they, bo carried off by boys as n prank, Although no extra patrolmen will be on duty during the early parl of Hallowe'en night, Sgl. Coyne said the city-will bo thoroughly "covered" by regular patrolmen. cab,-, are included In passenger cm T!le scientist said 'ii major photo- giaphlu film mamilncUirer nnd noticed the effects In tho form ol n (ogling of film. He sold Hint the radioactivity, apparently carried through the fitnttosphere, was not expected to be linrmlul to humans In Rochester, Thomas Margrave, president of Ihe Eastman Kodak Loco! Wrman Is'Granted Divorce and Maiden Name Virginia Clark Daniels of tills • company, said that his company city wns granted n divorce froinjliist noticed spols showing on film Richard H. Daniels of Clarksburg by Judge F. Anthony Hnnlon in Plttsfield Probate court yesterday. about one month nllcr the New Msxlco ntonilc bomb explosion, He said he.could not definitely otlrlb- She- charged cruel and nbutive; uto the spotting to the explosion treatment since July 10, 1930 nnd, but added "we have n definite was given authority-to resume hci i suspicion that the atomlo explosion maiden name of Virginia Clark, j caused the trouble. 1 ' The coup'e married hero June 15, —, 1S37 and' resided here. Ally. Val- Mahatina Ooncthl raised and more O. Cote was for the p;ti-! commanded a Fled Cross unit hi 1 tioner. • south Atrlca during the Boer War. 1870 1945 Cutting's 75th Anniversary . /lASKA, Bpeoiflc HTHEUtlA; Wo havel en I'll: v d from several! "H&LwAT til- « ,,:, (M istom ers i is fine popular;.' 18 K ' anfl ' " •' Rings, Neck Chslm ' .wwvsjsw^.ibi'aud of paper i''" 1 --'''' 1 •ri.ui.u N.rsr'kMv i ,.; ,, - •» • ColIfiw. beanntr, i-lt,r » rSH-.i-.] Silt. J " W!6..\At' < ,.VlNj-. I-'*. f^'ff A* ••''' ""''•' / . »»lrf. . " '• /. ''SLttvt.-Rjjm; S the uamc o! our* BUTTONS *—' s i • ••• i' ' '/.••• llO.USL', 1.1 1 i\ I U leVf •'•- AND.; . SRACLtTS COW , •'-• ' Silver -f sixes have no(; ' '.andfed\' PJaiios end Of/ beOll UP iO l.he Music, Sp«tlac!c3,,*y 1 \fr, t wiu«> ni<* K. N..H NOW IJ VdU'' .>. 'dinged 'iiiv^ HAIViKi st- - P nor II.-. r, I. i,,.J Km .V. V 1 /U-i-l'JSni.. '.I ll ['- i'^,.-',lif : r i 1° i 1 -. t > •** • .|ones r to';?noko i\.«uTfyx«n^«>' ' PHOTOGRAPH. -J , • :..'• - - tfJZZr^ig: known nnusub- , S. V..HANSON,;., M A.MKK, s t ah ti a I on es w i 1 ] 5;;-, '"™"^ ii'i L'S- C, t tif-'t 7iM*» «*w.'i 'A x\t*k it*V>r nMt*e*i tfjert pet*-** v?>-!-k^f'n'TiM *''rf' *,<,-,-.•?//ul ftff^ i, ;.j <&*?•&* /,"» *' p ^i' •"• J/UKK, v " (hut wanlhe-nws <•, •3-anJ (o HAOvO'.-i' /' *)t that tftttil i-vaa- f OKC rKJi fw-* __ _ __ TOUI8 OOfLF (.jTlN'- "vjl/-^ - ( "°-l^:- A facsimile of Mr. Cutting's advertisement 'In the "Adams Transcript" of the morning of Feb. 20, 1879. ,.'_•. ' . . _^ For 75 Years Cutting's has lived up to the ideals of our founder . . . the same fair price for everyone and an ironclad guarantee of complete satisfaction which were so well exemplified in the.old advertisement that is reproduced above. Once more on our 75th anniversary we renew that pledge of fair dealing . . . and pause to thank the host of friends v/ho have made possible this annjversary. ^ C H. CUTTING & CO.

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