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The Bethel Courier from Bethel, Vermont • 12

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31 1927 Chelsea Home News ALLEN UNDERHILL Local Editors THETFORD Thetford schools dosed the winter term March 18th The spring term opens April 18th in all schools except Ely and Union Village which ojxu i April 4th The school year closes June I loth The average per cent of atten- 1 dance for the two terms was 9230 For the state last year the average was 91 During the two terms just I finished the superintendent made 101 average of ten visits to The registration this time is 103 pupils visits or an each school year at this Ladies ready-to-wear 49c to $248 Hood bats Co very suddenly at his home in Woodbury Conn on Sunday morning March 6 while preparing to go to church He was 88 years old Last week Tuesday Fred Royee a sou of Ed Royee who lives on the East Hill was taken strangely ill and Wednesday he was taken to Barre City hospital for treatment and observation was in a semi-conscious and was unable to give any as to what caused the illness reported the first of this typhoid fever had now developed During the winter he has for different farmers For Sale: Vomit: registered Holstein bulls good individuals nicely marked and bred for production herd accredited DuBois Bethel ae Maeklyu Arbuckle in a thrilling story of the race track "The Lure of the and two-reel comedy Friday He condition information It was week that been working "Movie Town hall April 1 10c and 25c RANDOLPH CENTER Charles Fish unloaded a carload of grain Monday and Tuesday Dr A Alien visited his son Dr Dean Allen in Montpelier Wednesday Messrs Prescott and Fish were business visitors in Barre one day last week Miss Doris Bowen is visiting her brother Carl Bowen and family in Littleton Mass this week Sap has been running well for the past few days and a considerable quantity of syrup has been made Miss Ella Butterfield suffered a badly bruised hand recently when it became caught in an electric wringer Clarence Goss has purchased of the Roberts estate the Gray farm north of the village and will soon move there Raymond Chase who spent a part of the winter in West Lebanon has returned and opened the Parish house Mrs Harold Hayes of Waltsfield came Wednesday for a few visit at the home of her parents Mr and Mrs A Rover LaBounta who has been confined to the house two weeks with grip is now able to attend to work in his shop a part of the time Mrs Beatrice Dumont Cutting of came Tuesday for a few at the home of her parents and Mrs Bert Dumont Auxiliary will hold a and card party at the Saturday evening April social from to 8 Price The of sugar social Grange hall 2nd Sugar FEEDS AND GRAINS We quote Feeds and Grains as follows subject to market change without notice: No 2 Corn $190 Cracked Corn and Meal 195 Provender 200 Special Provender 185 Canadian Pure Bran 200 43 235 Linseed 35 280 Buffalo Gluten 235 Scratch Feed 245 Dry Mash 270 Oats 38-40 80 lbs 180 Oats Ground 190 Wheat Plump Poultry 290 Our 24 Bal Ration 240 Our 20 Bal Ration 235 Beef Scraps 450 Salt 100s 125 Salt 56s 85 If we reached you with our seed quotations an inquiry will bring one by next mail Interesting developments may be expected in feeds and grains the next few weeks be caught short of supplies Ernest Hewitt South Royalton come and have a Everybody time man who gave his name as John Quinn of Concord II was arrested by Sheriff Dearborn last week on a complaint that while passing through Vers hi re ho stopped at the home of Warren Toiler and asked for some-i thing to eat The request was granted and while in the house he is said to have jumped from the table and seized Mr housekeeper Mrs Aid-rich choked her He was Monday of this ring before Jus-As a result he the competitive profit seeking methods of business have become so alien to social well-being that thoughtful men the world over are beginning to lose faith in humanity itself that all who came into business relations with him invariably felt themselves his dear friends It is doubtful indeed whether anyone after knowing Mr Davis ever questioned for au instant the honesty and integrity of his character Shall we call it a sense of the beauty of the true relationships of life that made it utterly impossible for Edwin Davis to do wittingly an unkind or unlovely act that made it impossible for him not to put his absolute best in all lotion? Out of the vast potentialities of the organic relationships of the universe he was ever catching glimpses of beauty already attained jxv haturc It was the life-giving joy of these glimpses that took him out of himself -that gave him the singleness of mind the integrity of purpose that all men need Above all it gave that vital living faith in life itself that brought to Edwin Davis all through life that salvation which alone belongs to our day and generation A funeral service was held at the home on Tuesday morning and at the grave in Bradford in the afternoon Mrs brother Rev George Gilbert of Middletown Conn officiating at both Others from out of town to attend the service at the home were Mr and Mrs Kibby and Mr and Mrs Closson Gilbert of Randolph Center James Davis of Xew Jersey a cousin Harry Sampson and Mr and Mrs Walter Chase of Hanover and William Russell of Montpelier Cheney of the Mutual Life Insurance Company's office in Springfield Mass with whom Mr Davis had done much telegraphed expression of deep sorrow and sympathy and a floral tribute gave: further of the affection in which he held At the service in Bradford gathered his brothers and numerous nephews and nieces as well as old friends the bountiful offering flowers which covered the casket expressing to them the love and esteem liis neighbors and fellow citizens their loved one dead Mrs Merrill is quite ill Mrs Edgar Downing is seriously at her home on the Randolph road week and given a he Miss Joyce Bruce of Randolph has tice Jl Comstock and seriously "taken to Vershire Joyce Bruce of Randolph mi- I seen spending a few days at as bound over to the June term of county court The Mrs Annie this paper with George Gilbert of Middle-town sient a few days last the home of his sister Mrs and family and Sunday morning services at Grace Mr Editor: The musical comedy which was given last week at Thefford academy far exceeded the expectations of those who had been watching its preparation The friends of the school will be interested to hear about it especially as the deep mud kept many away It will probably be repeated later The experience has been a most valuable one for the students Over half of the school took part and the other half happily aided in preparing the lovely Japanese stage and making programs and other accessories The present principal lielieves that such activities art beneficial in several ways They provide wholesome work they give opportunity for team work for tin whole school: they develop artistic ability and they put the life of the school before the public which often does not realize what good work is being done Strangers sometimes judge the school by its' poor worn-out buildings If such people could have seen the ability and enthusiasm irtul splendid appearance of the students the other night they would have realized that here is a place where young people help themselves However there is a limit to self-help and this school needs good friends who will be able to aid it in securing comfortable buildings and better equipment This operetta launched an effort to secure a fund for better buildings and the school deserves strong and generous support Tin purpose of this as of every school is to free the talents (lie young jieople so they may find expression This entertainment represented the expression of more varied talents than have ever before been combined on one occasion in the life of the school And a most delightful and definite individuality was displayed The school is fortunate at present in having a faculty and nearby friends who are capable leaders in developing those activities and the writer sc as no reason why a still 1 letter play i may not he produced next vear MART BLADE North Thetford Vt What do you know about Automobile Insurance? Perhaps we could be of service to you by explaining the various kinds of Automobile Insurance Fii-e Theft Property Damage Public Liability and Collision Call phone or write us before placing your insurance this year Our policies are dividend paying and we can save you money Chelsea Vt ALLEN UNDERHILL Agents for Vermont Mutual Green Mountain Mutual Burlington Mutual and Travelers Fire Insurance Companies American Fidelity and all the Travelers Insurance lines Ten Pin (Tub Perkins has furnished the following data regarding the Ten club unique organization It is thought that without exception no organization of its kind has ever done so much for the good as this club was formed in August 1880 Ten ladies went to Barre for a good time and after visiting several -tores they went into Perley Chandler's jewelry store and each of the ladles bought a silver pin This sug- geud the name "Ten club Late exemplary in the afternoon they started for home They stopped in Washington village hitched their (there were no i autos then) and ate their lnnc-h vn the meeting house steps It was near- iy dark when they left Washington I and some of the husbands at home be-' to worry One husband started out with a team to find them but soon after leaving the village he met them coming home with Maria Hood ahead with a lantern on her wagon which her thoughtful husband (against her wishes) had hung on the wagon before she left home in the morning It was about nine when they reached the village A few weeks later the same ladies with ten more who had been hail a picnic in Dr pasture and the club was organized at that time The club has no officers 'With the passing away and leaving of many members the club invited other ladies to join them and in that way kept the membership up They usually meet every other Tuesday afternoon at the home of some member sewing doing fancy work etc When enough articles have been made a sale is held and the money thus raised is deposited in the bank until such time as it is needed for some town Improvement During the World war their work was entirely for the Red Cross There are a lx lit 30 members at present The ten ladies who went to Barre jin 1890 were: Mrs Julia Rogers Mrs Maria Hood rs Creer Mrs Bell Mrs Sa rail Hatch Mrs Carrie Barnes Mrs Ehtaline Xoyes Mrs Jessie Corwin Mrs Frances Bixby and Mrs Laura Tracy Of these hut three are in town at present Mrs Jessie Corwin Mrs Julia Rogers and Mrs Maria Hood Only part of the many nays in which this club has benefited the townspeople and others are mentioned: A water pipe was laid from the Dr Corwin pasture and a fountain placed near the common a room was furnished in the new school building besides buying some blackboards money was given to the baud and toward the expense of building a bandstand the interior of the Town hall was decorated table and chairs placed in ni'u the library most of the cement sidewalks were built six seats placed on the common some money given for the hardwood floor in the Town hall boxes of clothing sent to Home for Destitute Children in Burlington and many other things have been done At the time the water was piped to the fountain several men gave a work digging and at noon time a big dinner was served on the common The club 1iis over 8200 in the bank at this time and they are planning to do some more walk work when there is sufficient funds The club never solicits outside its own members Burlington visit Mr Rev Conn week at Kibby ducted church After health since i to its close Avenue day afternoon Edwin house at Fairlee the family i moved to of Edwin rather ii: nths win laid three hi ving Wortheu Lim died are Warren of Bradford invited tender care their little all his life He attended time Bradford early age His cousin age and days our homes continued rupted to in words I feel for true He first farm in River where while working Express' I company I years in si ion to Woodstock he was work insurance meeting he added partnership When by to Montpelier by Mr retired from name in the In 1892 to Rebecca Having syiiqiathies years street said summer did by Davis as porch or It these glimpses the dear walked and so tenderly made less who bravely days setting POST MILLS SUIhnan has secured work at Barber of Haverhill the week-end here students of Thetford having a vacation Colby of Mascoma called his friends here lust week A Lang spent Sunday with his Lang of Bradford Esther Douglass of Windsor is a short vacation at home Sunday school will give a rosfe at Unity hall next Saturday Mildred Ackerman returned from a at Brattleboro on Saturday and returned to work for the Rod company Fred Lory lias returned after protracted visit at the home of her Mrs Alice Avery of Lebanon II Cook has arrived from Los Cal and says he is glad to hack to his native state after an of two months daughters of Mr and Mrs I have made recent home visits Beatrice Fifield and children of and Mrs Mildred Rice of Springfield with two children operetta "Miss Cherry Blossom" given by the students of Thetford on the evening of the 2Gtli a large crowd and netted 850 It pronounced one of the finest entertainments ever had there ROOT DISTRICT George Tildeu is the latest victim of cbickenpox Wayne and Frederick Gates are at home for their spring vacation Miss Annie Sa rgent was a guest Saturday night of Mrs John Wilson Will Ulogston sttnt a few days last week with his brother Harry Clogs-ton II IL Dtirkee and sou Ralph commenced' work at the mill Monday for Ferry Gocdell Dearborn's Bryant and Dearborn were in White River Junction on business Monday Mrs Lyman Parkhurst suffered a slight shock last week but is improving at this writing Edwin Miller and Parkhurst were business visitors in Vershire and Post Mills last Saturday Miss Rosemary Lewis left last week Friday for Jacksonville to resume her duties as teacher there Daisy and Neva Underhill are spending a week at tin home of their uncle Tucker in Tunbridge Liese has moved his family from Vershire into the house just vacated by Walter Birmingham Miss Margery Thompson who is teaching in Grantham II is spending her vacation with her father I Thompson George Titus and really have moved from ih tenement in John house on Highland avenue into the parsonage Mrs Julian Slack and daughter Lois went In Strafford Sunday to spend a few days with Mrs Slack's sister Mrs Root Roy Marshall who had leen working in Xew Hampshire during the winter has returned to his farm in the edge of Washington The name of Guy Ladd was uninten-iianally omitted last week from the names of the half brothers surviving Mrs James Kennedy Mrs Xaney Gusha who had been keeping house for George Dunbar for the past few weeks has gone to A Board to live for a while Miss Elinorc Allen went to Enos-burg Falls last week Thursday to spend a few days with her aunts Misses Grace and Alie-e Densmore James Titus who had been working at the bobbin shop during the winter months has completed his duties there and taken up his trade as carpenter Mr and Mrs Leonard Bannister who had been living in Atlantic Mass for some months have returned to their apartment in Hale house Mr and Mrs Walter Birmingham have moved from the house on Main street owned by tly? late II Fitts to Milo Sanborn's and Mr Sanborn will live with them The Chelsea Woman's club will hold its next meeting on April 5th at 2 ni in the Methodist church vestry The program will be the first of a series of papers on the history of Chelsea Mr and Mrs Ray Keyset- who had been living with her pa rents Mr and Mrs Ed Larkin during the winter months have returned to their apartment over the Burgess store Mrs Julia Adams who had been boarding with Mrs Lucy Robbins has gone to Ann Burbank's to board Mrs Robbins has closed her house on Highland avenue and has gone to Sun-cook II for a time Sunday and Monday brought the first big run of sap this season Many farmers had buckets running over for the first time this spring Syrup is selling for 8250 per gallon and nice sugar In pails at 25c per lb Miss Katherine Teefy who for several weeks has been nursing at Barre City hospital and Randolph sanatorium has returned to the home of her parents Mr and Mrs Patrick Teefy for a few rest The road from here to South Roy-altpn is fast drying up Most of the way it is in pretty good condition the worst mud hole being just this side of South Royal ton village The hill roads have not thawed-out yet The personal property belonging to In late Charles A Gifford will he I Death of Edwin Davis the brave struggle against ill his very early years the life of Edwin Davis came in his home Barnes White River Junction on Suu-i March 20th Davis was born in the farm the head of Lake Morey in March 14 1SG1 This was home until 1809 when they Bradford He was the soil and Olive Sampson Davis having died about two prior to the birth of the son There were three brothers sisters two of the latter died in early life and one in 1925 One brother spent in 1893 and surviving now and Dixi 1 Davis both memory of the of these older brothers for brother remained with him rural school and for a Academy but at a very hail to leave chool for work John who was of the same close companion of these boyhood writes of him "Although later separated this friendship unbroken and uninter-: the lust and I wish I could express ns great a tribute as him and to his life ami his found employment on a Bradford then went to Wells he learned telegraphy in the office of the American Company for which he also worketl a number of Boston He gave up this po- accept one in the hank at Vt Because of ill health counselled to give up this confining In 1893 he telok up life in White River Junction with satisfactory success Later fire entering into with William Russell this partnership was dissolved the removal of Mr Russell the business was continued Davis and Charles Le-Bourveau Six years ago Mr Davis active service leaving his business he was united in marriage Gilbert tf Randolph Center many interests in cont-and possessing tile same deep their married life of thirty-four was one of close comradeship A neighbor from across the last week "How often last I go to the window attracted the happy laugh of Mrs they ate their lunch on the worked together in their garden always did me good to catch of happy To companion who so joyously worked by his side xvho watched over him and hard his declining years and cheered his hist suffering aside for the time all grieving for her loss to her goes out -the sineerest sympathy of not only the neighbors but of the many friends possessed a personality- His approach to so sunny so sympathetic so full of understanding all its forms re-to it So it was Charlotte Blue business Lis beautiful evidence was were ftlmily of of for John Hanover Bert Tin are on brother spending The festival evening visit has Mrs a daughter Angeles get absence The Kent Mrs Strafford The academy drew was Mr More a the they possible with After Gladys Marion ukelele Daisies Marion A mostly presented much manner Amos Powers Death of Fuuera 1 Paint and Wall Paper BAY STATE PAINT EVERY GALLON GUARANTEED 100 Pure When you get ready to paint your buildings we would like to talk with you For inside work we have the Bay State Paint Duntint for plastering and beaver board Household Enamels and Stains Shellac Oil Lead and Turpentine Dacote None better for a good quick job on your car or wagon Our line of Wall Paper is better than ever We start with paper at 6 cents a double roll and with a large stock to select from also sample books from two houses We are confident we can please you Come in and inspect our stock Edson VERMONT Charles SOUTH ROYALTON services for Amos Bowers who dii after a few illness at the home of his on Thursday night in his 85th year were held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the late home Rev A tV Clark of Hanover officiated and interment was in the Ilauovcr cemetery beside his wife who passed away 14 years ago Two hymns "Rock of anil My God to Tbei were sweetly sung by Mr and Mrs Huntley and Mr and rs Ernest PatUeil The bearers were the sons Amos It and Seldou A also Archie Gardner and Ernest Pattrell From out of town to attend the service was Mr Sleeper an old friend and neighbor who two weeks before had visited Mr Powers Amos Powers son of John and Delia (Folsom) Powers was born in Alexandria IU Soon after bis parents moved to Hanover where they lived until he was 13 Their home was loeated on the site of the Mary Hitchcock hospital They returmd to Alexandria and on Jan 11 1S69 he was united in marriage to Ann CiUey To this union six children were born Five Seldon A Georgia A Patten Delia Cook Amos and Bernice A Johnson survive also 17 grandchildren six great-grandchildren and one sister Miss Emma Powers of Manchester Later Mr Powers moved to Thetford and finally located in Norwich about 30 years ago He was one of the early members of the Stockbridge association belonging 70 years ago He was a quiet unassuming man respected by all and will be greatly missed in the family circle and Mrs Joiin A 25th Anniversary than one hundred friends gathered at Unity hall last Saturday evening and gave Mr and Mrs Simouds genuine surprise on their twenty-fifth marriage anniversary When plan in alteration was revealed presented themselves as soon as keeping step to Lohengrin Mrs Alice Fifield at the piano informal greetings the following numbers were given: Instrumental selection Mrs Hatch solo Marion Barker Me Cali You accompanied by Evelyn Barker and Simouds with harmonica and an original poem Mrs Elizabeth Hatch instrumental duet Marion Simouds and Evelyn Barker: reading Mrs Sarah Allis quartet Bloom Edythe Heaton Barker Marion Simonds Evelyn Barker reading Alice Douglas gift of silver to the amount of $36 in twenty-live cent coins was II Hatch making the presentation speech which caused merriment to which Mr Si-monfls resjionded iu his characteristic and Mrs Simouds in well-chosen words Refreshments of ii-e cream and cake were served after which the time was occupied in tripping the light fantastic toe The friends dispersed hoping for a similar occasion on Mr and Mrs fiftieth marriage Hudson Valley Coke Aids Fuel Economy East Hill Notes Kenneth Roberts is working vacation at II Miss Etta Gilman is assisting in the family of Henry Burbank for two weeks Miss Evelyn Cook lias leen visitiug sponded marvelously for a few days at 'the home of John with the little dog everywhere Edwin Davis of great charm life was so modest and withal that life in Hudson Valley Coke in your bin will take a large measure of fuel worry off your mind It is economical to burn since it burns clean giving per pound much more than the usual measure of heat Order a Trial Ton Today and Lessen Your Fuel Bills BROAD BROOK finished Getts has JL Davis in Washington Bell Burbank came borne (lie last of I Even to spend the Easter vacation weeks and Richard is expected Homemakers' club will meet 1 II McKeil on Tuesday with the regular business A and sewing are planned for the M- Dole and Horace McTag-! -Xorthfieid spent the day Kttn- the respective homes of of tbis town and Charles Vershire grew spend else and those ring and had him light spected men sold at public auction on Saturday af-1 ter noon of this week The house in which Mr Gifford lived belonging to Harry Sanborn will be sold at the same time Come to the Congregational church next Monday evening April 4 for an vetting of games such as dominoes flinch checkers authors etc This is planned for and will be conducted by tile Sunday school class of high school girls Refreshments served MneKizer who was elected lis-ter at the last town meeting has de-1 cart aw dined to serve and the selectmen have Riggs of Oren the week of two this week Tin with Mrs April 12 dinner day Glenn gart of day at the kitten and Peggy the pony I lie flowers and vegetables which in garden seemed to re-! to his loving care as to no one And so it was that for over fifty years individual men and women little children as they looked into blue eyes or heard the cheery of his salutation felt uew zest joy in their lives To those who Ihe privilege of coming close to in life he was ever a source of de-j and inspiration and he was re-i and loved by these as few ever are i It is significant that in an age when Earle George Turner Mrs Walter Piper and baby have returned home The 'Weir brothers of Royal ton were Sunday visitors of Albert Starr Mrs Hugh Greene and daughter Lucy went to Philadelphia last week where they will he guests of Mrs daughter Britisher Scores New Record An Englishman Major Sea grave at Daytona Bench Fla Tuesday drove the fastest mile ever made by a vehicle when his automobile racer negotiated the distance in 1794 seconds which means at the rate of 203841 miles per hour Randolph Coal Ice Co The Auxiliary and Sous of Union Veterans will have a sugar so- at Grange hail Saturday evening April 2 Sugar on snow doughnuts and pickles Montreal Has Much Typhoid typhoid epidemic increases There were 1G7 new eases reported Tuesday Since March 4th there have been 1438 cases with only 52 deaths the malady being of a mild appointed II Bohonon to fill the vacancy George II Titus has refused to serve as tax collector and X' Betts has appointed to that office Dr Hutchinson's wife and their a i Congregational morning worship Taxed to Support Itself One of the oddities of the British church Sunday at 10:30 Sunday 11:40: Discussion club at 8 Christian Get More Out of Life than Others leader Richard Burbank Christian Endeavor meeting on Thursday evening school subject scheme of things is that the govern- type nient has to pay local taxes the same as everybody else Any government building in Great Britain is assessed for water and other local rates In thb fiscal year which ended March the government paid than $9000000 in local that is Harness and Horse Goods Trunks and Bags A few Sheep Coats at Cost Typewriter Talking Machine Radios to trade or sell cheap Harness and Shoe Repairing Atwater Kent Radios Speakers Batteries Tubes DOG MUZZLES ARTHUR A ABBOTT South Royalton Vt THE HARNESS MAN daughter Xita went to Burlington invited last Thursday ltotli entering Mary Mrs Oliver Medealf was remembered 1 let her hospital Both were oper- Lon her G9th birthday which occurred alisl upon Friday and are doing as (Thursday March 24 with two lovely well as can be expected Hutch- i birthday cakes some flowers a post-insou accompanied them and returned card shower and letters from her le nic Sunday friends and neighbors When the area test was applied ear-ly iu the winter Leroy Merrill had part of bis herd of cows condemned and on the re-test recently lie lost six more This was the only herd in town iu which more than two head Thursdav evening at 7 :30 were found diseased It is a serious At leading club on Monday evening Mr Comstock read from loss for Mr Merrill Letter Must Be Posted The Post-Office department says mail does not come under the protection of the government until it dropped in the mail box Simply placing a postage stamp on a letter or package does not in any way insure protection of the United States postal service nor is the government in any responsible for it To tin Memory of Mrs Mac Kennedy Be it resolved That we mourn the passing from the Chelsea club and community of Mrs Mae Ken-i nedy one of our members who has been called to a better life Be it resolved That we1 extend our sincere sympathy to the family cs-! pecially the husband and the two little daughters Be it resolved That a copy of these resolutions be placed upon the records of our club and a copy be sent to the husband Respectfully submitted Mrs Eunice A Lewis Emma Little Gwendolyn Hawkins The Wholesale Romeo Ihe young man who admitted In court that he was engaged to fourteen different gtrls certainly has had a varied ring career Many Chelsea people will remem-lr Rev James Wyckoff father of Rev Herbert Wyckoff former jmstor of the Congregational church who visited his sou here He died the Bonnie Brier by Ian Mac-la ren and there was singing by Misses Betts and Gates accompanied by Miss Comstock There will be no session next Monday evening National advertising the kind jou read in the Saturday Evening Post-can be turned to the benefit if ho will couple his ails with It Ad Copy must be in Tues noon 1 ry a two line local ad in conuco lion with your regular display i.

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