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VOLUME 94. NO. 17. *4/Vv ,. BELFAST, MAINE, THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1922. FIVE CENTS _ ' ^ » *^>1 ' " "" „ , ,, ,. .,, | — ' " ■■ ■ ™ — ' ■' ■ ■■■'■'■■■ ' ■■ ■ thk RED cross auto. responses are being received to the appeal for funds •in auto to be used by Belfast's District Nurse, Miss Sadie M Nickerson. About $300 has already been received from vol tarv gifts and the committee in charge anticipate that there vill be no need of a house-to-house canvass as so many are signi fy ing their willingness to give. Both large and small contribu y * wil| he gratefully received and may be sent to either Mrs. Kssie P. Carle or Mrs. Ben Hazeltine. _ " [vir. Frost’s Annual Banquet One of the most delightful gathering^ ,h, season took place in Memorial Mall list Friday evening when Mr O.E. Frost, proprietor of the Mathews Mill, gave a complimentary banquet to the employees, he,r ladie. and a few invited guests P0V(.rs were laid for about 125 on four Iona tables. The ladies of the Baptist ehurch catered under the direction of a committee with Mrs. Earl L Talbot, chairman. The menu was abundant, de licious and very well served Kev. George c Sauer of the Baptist chilrch asked McKeen’a orchestra furnished the music Clarence E. Frost of the mill employes ,.,s toastmaster and kept good jokes, short stories and happy hits on tap all the time. Hit forma' address was one of the most original and unique heard at ,ny banquet table, and was presented with the following preliminaries: “My iddress while not lengthy has cost me some extra work, a certain amount of c.re and alao quite a little expense—it is 56 Cedar street." Ralph H. Howes, president of the Bel flat Chamber of Commerce, spoke briefly of some of that organization’s activities, including improvements at tl eCity Park, where it is hoped to arrange for shore sports, public picnics, band concerts and parking and camping grounds for out-of town auto parties. Mr. Howes has always been interested in the real betterment of Belfast, and with the co-operation of the membership of the Chamber of Commerce will do Ins part of the work and more. He closed by giving a cordial invitation of all present to become members of the Chamber. Rev. W. F. Skerrye of the Belfast Fed B listed church gave a brief, practical and encouraging address on Co-Corners. He recognizes the fact that all men are labor er* whether they wear a black coat or a fray one; all are workmen, and a man is i man if he is fulfilling Ins mission in life ind doing his duty. Each man has a par ticular work that he can do better than mother can do it for him. It was the irst time many present had heard Mr. ikerrye and he made a most favorable mpression. Supt. Edward E. Roderick of the Bel ast public schools had a large and inex haustible subject, The State of Maine. lie knew what he was talking about and in a very brief period mentioned its na tural resourejs, its rivers, mountains, ex tent, its water powers, population and production. While Maine raises large and valuable crops it could do inlinitely more than it does. Principal Harry A. Foster of the Bel fast high school, a born teacher and nat ural leader of pupils, spoke on the stand ing of our schools and the large number of B. 11. S pupils who have become col ege graduates. He is thoroughly alive to the best interest of our schools and for that reason is always entertaining When he spea'.s on this subject. He told | of an encouraging remark made by nart let J. W biting of East Northport, B. H. S., ’21, and now a freshman at Harvard College, whi e at home for the Easter va ' cation. In speaking of the B. H. S he j said it does not only fit one to enter col lege, but it keeps them there after they have entered. Thirty-eight B. M S. stu ■ dents have entered college the past four years. A pleasing feature of the program was a recital of a poem by Alton K. Braley, an employee. Ben L. Robertson, one of the mill’s foremen, spoke entertainingly of person al matters and the pleasant relations that exists among the workmen and with the management. He has held a responsible position m ny years with the mill and is popular with all concerned. For several years Mr. Frost has been featuring these complimen ary banquets for all connected with his mill and has received in return cordial thanks, beauti ful (lowers and the best wishes, bi t ti.is year all felt that these were not enough, and so they clubbed on a collection and bought him one of the best watches on the market today. William K. Keene was chosen to make the presentation speech and his unst ady tones indicated that he did not say all he intended to say, but did make it plain that it was a genu ine pleasure for 57 men to give to one man a souvenir of their regards and high esteem. Seeing that Mr. Frost was com pletely surprised and too much affected for a ready response he called for three cheers to make the presentation more binding. Then he said: “Now Mr. Frost has one of the best wives in the city, let us give her three cheers.’’ Mr. Keene has spent his life in the mill and had preceeded the presentation with entertaining and enc.uraging remarks, closing with the remark that the mill is now in a most prosperous condition with one of the best working forces in its his tory. Mr Frost acknowledged the gift with brief, but well chosen words. Later, he said that he did not see how they knew that he wanted just the kind of a watch they had chosen for him even to the style of case, etc. He said that he never had a present that pleased him more and never expected another that could give more genuine gratification. MRS. EMMA Y. BRACKETT Mrs. Emma Young Brackett diea Sun day, April 23rd, at about 10 p. m. at her home on Main street after a long and lingering illness with tuberculosis. She was the daughter of George and Carrie (Dunbar) Young and was born in Ver mont, March 2, 1889. After living for some time in Belmont she came to Bel fast, where she has resided for about 18 years. Her father survives her and is living in this city. The funeral was he'd in the chapel in Grove Cemetery Tuesday at 2 p. m. with Rev. William Vaughan, pastor of the Universalist church, officia ting. lucy marshall coov.bs On the morning of April llth, at the old homestead in Islesboro where she had spent all her life, Lucy A., daughter of Samuel and Jane Marshall and widow of Capt. Wilson Coombs, passed from earth to the great beyond in restful slumber, at the advanced age of 88 years. She was the last of a large family, born in Islesboro and all those longyearr were spent in the immediate neighborhood. Of a family of eight children, four survive her, her hus band having preceded her some six years ago. These children are Fred W , Leigh ton W., A Perry, and Mrs. Nellie E. Coombs, all of Islesboro. In early girl hood Mrs. Coombs became a member of the Baptist church and all throughout her life she was most devoted to that church and a constant attendant whe health permitted. She was a woman of wonderful principles, one whose life was devoted to her family and the church. Always foremost in her mind was the | thought of home and children and none j was a more devoted mother than she. In I these last days the family have been in j turn ready to sacrifice anything for the mother. She was one of those old fash ioned New England women of a sweet 1 nature, of the stock which first graced the shores of New England. The funeral ] was from the late home in Islesboro on ! the following Thursday from the home of her son, A. Perry Coombs, with whom she lived, and many friends attended | The interment was made there in the ; family lot, Rev. Llewellyn officiating ■ "With a cheery smile and a wave of her 1 hand, she has wandered into an unknown land. She is not dead—she is just away.’’ _ MRS. vjEORGE K. WILLcY I Bessie S., wife of George K. Willey of this city, died Sunday at the Waldo County Hospital, where she had been for treatment for an abdominal trouble. Mrs. Willey was born in Islesboro Sept. 7 1879, the daughter of Capt. Frank and Fannie (Yeaton) Stockbridge. Since coming to Belfast about ten years ago she had made many fiends as she was associated with her husband in the res taurant business and met the public. For some time she bad been a member of the Osceola Council, Daughters of Pocahon tas, the order connected with the Red Men. Only about a year ago they had opened their large restaurant at 101 High street. Her husband, one daughter, Ula Desdemona, wife of Kenneth Small of Mechanic Falls, her aged mother, living with her, one brother, Edward Stock bridge and one sister, Mrs. George Roler son, both of Isleshoro, survive her. The funeral was held at the Chapel in Grove Cemetery at II a. m. Wednesday with Rev. Charles W. "Martin of the Metho. dist church officiating. There was a large attendance with members of Tarra tine Tribe of Red Men acting as bearers, — DORIS L. FLAtiG Doris L. Flagg died Monday, April 24th, at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Nichols of Belmont, where she had been since the death of her grandfather last winter. She was born June 8, 1906, the daughter of Walter F. and Nellie L. (Young) Flagg and since the death of her mother had had the care of her two little sisters, who with her father and grand mother mourn their loss, Doris was a student in the Hayford school and was anxiously looking forward to the time when she could attend the Belfast High school. The funeral will take place Thursday at 2 p m. with Mrs. Nathan Hunt of Morrill officiating. 9 This Space is Reserved for • / * Invites Both Checking and Savings Accounts # THE CHURCHES At the Universalist church next Sun day morning there will be preaching ser vice by the pastor, Rev. Wm. Vaughan. Sunday school at noon. All cordially invited to these services. Rev. Harold Mer.ill of Portland occu pied the pulpit of the Universalist church last Sunday in the absence o( th* pastor, Rev. William Vaughan, who preached in the Portland Congress Square Univer salist church. Methodist Church. People’s Meth odist Church, Rev. Charles W. Martin, pastor; parsonage, No. 7 Court St.; tele phone, 213.11. Sunday morning service at 10.45. Sunday school, 12 m. Evening service at 7.30. Prayer meeting this, Thursday, evening at 7.30 A special from Auburn, under date of April 21st, has the following of special interest to the Methodist churches in Waldo county: “Ti e Maine Methodist conference in session here voted this morning, 40 to 28, to unite with tne Bast Methodist con ference. This brings the matter before the East Maine conference to vote in concurrence or to reject the merger. The question of uuiting was referred a year ago by the Maine and East Maine conferences to a join commission. This commission reported today—eight in fa vor, one against, and one not Voting Its report was then endorsed by the confer ence as a committee of the whole. It is believed here that an overwhelming en dorsement by the East Maine conference will follow. The question has been con sidered by the two conferences for many years, but formal motions to this effect have, up to to present, been voted down.’’ The First baptist Church. Rev. ueorge C. Sauer, pastor; residence, 13 Cedar. Telephone 123 11. Sabbath ser vices at 10:45 and 7:30; Bible school at 12; Christian Endeavor 6:30; mid-week devotional service Thursday, 7:30. “Building in Troublous Times’’ (Dan. 9:25) will be the theme of the sermon at the morning service. The congregation is led in its service of song by an excel lent chorus choir, Miss Edna M. Hopkins, leader. A happy Sunday evening is arranged for 7.30 o'clock with a concert of music and song in which Leroy Green, cornetist, Miss Fiopkins, soloist, the chorus choir, and other numbers will be presented. Brief address by the pastor closes the hour. Pleasing and profitable activities: Mon day evening, young peoples social in the vestry. Wednesday afternoon, meeting of the women of the church in the vestry. Wednesday evening, rehearsal of the chorus choir. Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock the Camp F’ire Girls. Thursday evening, praise service, topic: “The Call to Service.’’ Isa. 6. F'riday evening. Troop III, B. S. of A. Saturday forenoon, hikes and ball game for Troop IV. The Federated Church: Rev. W. F. Skerrye, minister; residence, 26 High street; telephone, 86 4; Sunday morning service at 10-45; sermon topic, “God the Giver; Man the Weaver.” All are cor dially invited. Sunday school after the morning service. In t :e nature of the case it is difficult for parents who are not actively inter ested in the church to arouse such inter est in their children. Such p rents, if there be such, should seriously consider that every future springs from its own present, as naturally as the leaf from the bud; ^nd should ask themselves if they will be prepared to meet the charge that Time, the Avenger, will surely bring against them one day, of Having neglect ed to give their children one of the surest elements of a happy and useful life. No man or woman does this willfully. It is the error of the marriner who neg lects to take frequent observations. He does not mean to lose his ship and the lives in his keeping. But the dangers of the sea arc hidden. It’s currents and tides do not wait on man’s delays It is only when a marriner is sufficiently con scious of the responsibility resting on him, to take frequent observations of his latitude and longitude that he learns how far he has been carried from his course, and is warned to return Lite is a 'more hazardous voyage than ship ever sailed. Us currents and tides never rest. He who goes with the tide finds it feasy going till the day of his reckoning comes. Then it is sometimes too late to return. One of the leading ed.tors of America was the father of three promising sons. He gave them the best environment and education that money could buy. Compared with such substantial - seeming advantages, the value of religious training and habit seemed small enough. Nowhere on all the sea of their lives appeared a hint of danger. But the marriner’s art had not been taught them They had been given no course on the high seas of the soul, provided with no chart. When the third one, terrified by the discovery of his own want and weakness, had taken his own life, a friend who had not heard the sad tidings, asked of his father: “Where is Frank; how is he getting on?” “Gone to hell like the rest,” was the piteous reply. Probably he was mistaken. But for the opportunities and service of this world, the words were too true. We at least lay the foundations of our own heaven and hell in this world. The trag edy lay in the fact that it was largely, if not wholly, unnecessary. “He that find eth me findeth life.” Odd Fellowship’s 103rd Anni versary. The members of Waldo Lodge, I. O. O. F., Canton Pallas and Aurora Rebekah Lodge united in celebrating the 103rd an niversary of the founding of the order by attending the morning worship at the First Baptist church last Sunday in a body. The delegation numbered about one hundred and, with the congregation, filled the church. The fine appearance of the several bodies in regalia and uni form, their hearty participation in the service gave to the exercises an added note of interest and enthusiasm. The church was arrayed with the banners and flags of the order and with potted plants. The pastor, Rev. George C. Sauer, gave the address. In welcoming the visiting orders he said: "Odd Fellowship cher ishes some of the most beautiful portions of Holy Writ, the story of the rare friend snip of David and Jon .than, the story of the ministry of mercy upon the man by the wayside, naked and half dead by the noble Samaritan, and the story of the lovely, 'mpulsive,courageous Rebekah, the bride of Isaac. These cherished stories exempli fy the principles of friendship, love and truth, upon which the order is founded. For 103 years Odd Fellowship has been laboring and with ever increasing suc cess, by its impressive ritual, its works of benevolence and charity, its numerous homes for the aged of the order, and for orphaned children, to keep alive and , meaningful these sacred stories of friend ship, brotherly love and humanity. And | it is indeed a great encouragement and \ comfort to all right minded people to know that in these days of wide unrest and confusion, when many by the cruel combination of circumstances have been left stripped by the wayside, wounded and half dead, there is this great frater nity with its millions of members made ■ sensitive by its ritual and work to mis fortune and pain, busily at work in far reaching labors of brotherly kindness and mercy in behalf of the unfortunate and I the distressed. MON HOE j For graduation pictures go to M. A. l Cook’s Studio, Belfast, Maine. I Mrs. N. J. Curtis entertained the Lucky Day club April 20th. Mrs. G A. Palmer entertained the Five Hundred club April 22nd. Mrs. George Goodrich of Fort Fairfield is the guest of Mrs. Ethel Bryant. Mrs. Mary Ritchie will hold an auction sale at her old home this, Thursday. Mr. Wakefield of Winter Harbor has been engaged to finish the spring term of the grammar school. Mr. Henry Curtis has returned from Wrentham, Mass., where he spent the winter with his sister, Mrs. Laura Rol lins. N. B. Weymouth of Minneapolis, Minn., and daughter, Mrs. Wheeler,-are the guests of his niece Mrs. Herbert Pe ivey. Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Clark have re turned to their home in Swanvilie and Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Curtis will have charge of the telephone office. THIS IS THE STYLE That has Captured the Fancy of So many Smartly Dressed Women Brown Kid > on e-s t r a p pump, Baby Louis Heel, $5.00 See it on your own feet and you will know what style and comfort are. You’ll be delighted with its smartness, its faultless fit, and value far beyond the price you pay. Second Annual Waldo County Boys’ Conference. At the suggestion of Mr. Roderick and Mr. Foster a meeting of the business and professional men was called at the High School building Wednesday evening, April 19tb. The meeting was attended by the pas tors of our city churches'and about twen ty five of the business men. Alter lis tening to a report by the secretary, Mr. Foster, and the treasurer, Mr. Slugg, in relation to the . conference held last spring, the meeting was asked for an ex pression as to whether or not we would plan for another this year, and when the vote was called for,everyone present was found to be in favor and Mr. E. E. Rod erick was the unanimous choice for chairman of the general committee, O. E. Frost was elected vice chairman, Mr. H. A. Foster, secretary, Mr. M. L. Slugg, treasurer. It was decided to hold the conference on May 19-20-21, if arrangements could be made for those daets. This meeting was adjourned to meet at the high school building on Monday evening, April 24th, at 7 p. m., at which time the nominating committee, consisting of Messrs. Roder ick, Foster and Slugg, wore to report as to time and a list of committees. The adjourned meeting was held Monday evening, April 24th, with a good number of men present. Chairman Roderick re ported the following committees, which which were affirmed by the meeting. RECREATION—H. A. Foster, chairman, N. S. Donahue, Z D. Hartshorn D. N. Maclnnis, Alton Johnson. GUIDES—Geo. H. Robertson, chairman, Rev. Geo. C. Sauer, Z D. Hartshorn, Wil liam Saywood, Maine Hills. PUBLICITY—O. E. Frost, chairman, Chas. H Twombly, Charles S. Bickford, Ralph H. Dunbar, Ralph I. Morse. MUSIC—Samuel Adams, chairman; Wm. L. Luce, Melville E. Chase, Dean Knowlton, Dr. Foster C. Small. Banquet—W. K. Keene, chairman, Elmer Sherman, John Dunton, E. A. Banks, Harry Clark. Registration—Frank H. Bramhall, chairman, Fred Bailey, Clyde B. Holmes, C. E. Frost. PRINTING—irving Dinsmore, chairman, Ben D. Field, RalphD. Southworth, A. C. Curtis, Fred Poor. Meeting Places—R. F. L-unton, chair man, Jas. H. Howes, Rev. Wm. Vaughan, Rev. Chas. W. Martin, Chas. E. Rhoades. RECEPTION Ralph H. Howes, chair man, Rev. W. F. Skerrye, Earle Talbot, Ralph A. Bramhall, A. P. Goodhue. FINANCE—B. L. Davis, chairman, Will M. Randall, Herman H. Coombs, Linwood Thompson, Will Howard. Entertainment—M. l. Slugg, chair man; C. W. Wescott, V. A. Simmons, Dr E. S. Webbrr, Dana B. Southworth. Mr. Foster reported that the towns heard from so far were asking to be al lowed to send more delegates than were sent last year. It was voted to increase the number to two hundred and fifty, which is an increase of fifty over last year. The plan will be the same as last year, that is each delegate and each lead er will pay one dollar for registration and they will receive free entertainment be ginning Friday night and extending on through Sunday until Monday morning. Every delegation must have a leader and no leader can have more than ten boys. The leader should be one who is be a bit older than the boys, one who will look after the conduct and welfare of his delegation, to see they are present at all me meetings. The conference will begin Friday after noon with an informal reception at one of the churches, to be announced later. Then at six o’clock comes the parade, lead b\ the baud, after which the ban quet, to which every boy always looks forward, not 01 ly to a feast of good : things to eat, but to a feast of things to be stored away in the mind to help the boy to go right in the hour of trial, and then the quiet, helpful meetings of Sat urday forenoon; then the sports of the afternoon with the Saturday evening meeting, and so on through Sunday. No boy fourteen to twenty one years of age can afford to stay away. Only 250 can come as delegates. Quick action is need ed if you are to be one of the delegates. Watch next week’s paper. PERSONAL Miss Annie M. Bea left recently to spend a few weeks in Boston. Miss Sadie M. Nickerson, district nurse, spent Sunday at her home in Swanville. Mrs. George V. Green and Miss Lena M. Weaver were in Waterville Tuesday for the day. Miss Doris Patterson is spending a few weeks in Auburn with her aunt, Mrs. Ab bie P. Welch. Mrs. Howard L. Whitten is in Boston, for a ten days’ visit and is a guest at the Adams House. Miss Annie M. Knowlton, who spent the winter with friends in New York, has arrived home. T. R. Farley of New York, representa tive of the Holt Tractor Company, was in Belfast Tuesday. Miss Alfreds Ellis has returned to her duties at the University of Maine, after a short visit with relatives in this city. Miss Florence Colcord returned to her home in Searsport last Thursday, after a brief visit with Miss Anne M. Kittredge. Mrs. Ada C. Morton left Thursday for Boston, where she will spend several weeks as the guest of her brother, Henry Cammett. William F. Wilder of Boston arrived Thursday and was the guest of Capt. and Mrs Cleveland Downs, Union street, over the week-end. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Blsisdell have re turned home from a business and pleasure trip to New York, where they have been for several weeks. P. E. Callahan, a representative of the American LaFrance Fire Engine Co., of Boston, was in Belfast Thursday on busi ness, leaving Friday morning for Bangor. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Dinsmore re turned home Wednesday from a delightful trip including visits in Atlantic City and New York. They also spent a few days, in Boston enroute. Mrs Sidney P. Young of Greenville hae been the guest several days of her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Emery O. Pendleton* Searsport avenue. She came to look after her log cabin on Patterson’s Point. Mrs. Annie B. Pitcher and MUs Millie E. Mitchell, who spent the winter in Ocala, Fla., arrived home last Monday. They visited in Jacksonville, Fla., and in Bridgeport, Conn., while on their way north. Dr. Carl H. Stevens returned home Monday from a trip to Rochester. Minn.* where he attended a short course in clin ics at the famous Mayo Brothers Hospital. He also visited at Clifton Springs San taritsm, New York, in Boston and in Port land on the way home. Miss Louise R. Clement will leave Sat urday for Seaside Ion, Seal Harbor, where she will spend the summer with her fath er, Mr. Amos Clemeat. Her brother, John C. Clement, and family, who have been here since returning from St. Petersburg, Fla., will accompany her. Wilbert B. Skerrye, elder son of the Rev. and Mrs. William F. Skerrye, and a student at Harvard Medical School, is the guest of his parents here at the Fed erated church parsonage. Mr. Skerrye came here for his Easter lecess, out on account of his health will remain here for a longer time. ARBOR DAY Proclamation by the Governor “This year commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Arbor Day by Secretary of Agriculture, J. Sterling Morton, of the then treeless State of Ne braska. Today the people of the entire country are alive to the great importance and value of trees. “Now, therefore, I, Percival P. Baxter, Governor of the State of Maine, do here by designate Friday, May 5, 1922, Arbor Day in the State of Maine, and I call upon the citizens of the State to observe the day with appropriate ex erc ses. I urge the municipal officers of our cities and towns, as well as citizens in general, to plant shade and ornamental trees to beautify our communities, afford pleasure to our people, and furnish abodes for birds, the friends of man. “I especially call upon the superintend ents and teachers in our schools to tell the children a out the trees of Maine, and to explain what they mean to man and beast. Let the children of every school in our State plant a tree in some favored spot. It is to the children to whom the State must look to carry on Lhe work of Arbor Day. Once an interest in trees is aroused in the youthful mind the trees of Maine will be appreciated and protected and will find champions in the years to come WAY BACK BALL ON THE WAY \ Watch for the Date CREDIT The foundation of modern business is Credit. Credit is just another name for Faith. But faith in the business world depends not on opinion and feelings, but ON FACTS. If you wish the faith and confidence of your community and of the business world, DO BUSINESS WITH THIS BANK and establish your character and record. We offer you a banking service that is operated on the basis of Confidence in the future growth of our county— . Safety for our depositors and a host of friends for out bank. WALDO TRUST COMPANY (The Community Bank) BELFA8T l BROOKS CA8TINE UNITY V_____