The Hamptons Union, March 26, 1925

In the last 15 years the Metropolitan Art Museum of New York, has collected old furniture, original wainscoting, door-way mantles and other wood work of actual old houses to give to the American jublie a graphic idea of the early American homes.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. DeForest gave the building in which are assembled 13 old rooms of different periods.
The earliest original room is a bed chamber from a 17th century house in Hampton, N H. It is beautifully panelled even the ceiling which is quite unusual. The paneling was probably built in the early part of the 18th century.
The March number of "Good Housekeeping" has two pictures of the room.
Mrs. Elizabth K. Folsom, chairman of the Historical Research and Preservation of Historic Spots, Committee of the Exeter Chapter D. A. R., has investigated and found that the room was taken from an old house in Kensington (which of course, was in the earliest days, a part of Hampton) on the East Kingston line. At the time of its sale it was owned by a family named Evans and called the Evans house but so far the name of the original builder is not known. If any one can give information it will be most appreciated.

Hampton News

Miss Jewell Trefethen is spending a week in Boston and Needham.

Miss Gladys Kershaw of Fall River, Mass., has returned to her home after a three weeks visit with her aunt, Mrs. Gilpatrick.

The Sixth Annual Jubilee Minstrel Show will be held at town hall Hampton, Tuesday evening, April 21, with all the latest songs and jokes. Music will be furnished by Ted Wright's Orchestra. Admision, fifty cents. On Wednesday evening, April 22, the Jubilee Minstrels will also perform at O. U. A. M. hall, Seabrook, with the same cast.

Mrs. Walter Sandberg (nee) Alice Brooks, with her little son, Roger from Malden, is spending a few days with her family.

Mrs. J. R. Towle entertained the West End Club very pleasantly, March 20. After the usual program, a social hour was spent and refreshments were served by the hostess.

Mrs. Arthur Ward gave an informal tea for her sister, Mrs. Drew Bernard -- inviting a dozen of the young matrons, to meet her.

On and after April 1st, 1925 the extra car leaving Tilton's siding at 5:20 P.M. and running between Exeter Square and Exeter Depot will be discontinued.

The Friendly class will meet with Mrs. Warren Hobbs, with Mrs. George Philbrook as assistant hostess on Friday evening of this week.

Gordon Yeaton entertained about a dozen of his little friends last Saturday afternoon in a most delightful way, the event being in honor of his sixth birthday. When the little folks entered the dining room, they found it very tastefully decorated in green and white. Each child was given a green and white cap to wear, and St. Patrick's Day decorations were used entirely even to the favors which were little green pipes. Gordon received many gifts among them being three birthday cakes. Dainty refreshments were served, consisting of sandwiches, ice cream and fancy cakes.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard G. Lane, after a three months' sojourn in the South, arrived home Wednesday evening. Stopovers were made in New Jersey to visit their son, Wheaton, who is a member of the senior class at Princeton, and also with Mrs. Lane's sister, Mrs. Benjamin Galvin in Harrison, New York.

Miss Beatrice Carty, of the Chelsea Memorial Hospital, Chelsea, Mass, is a visitor at the Congregational Parsonage.

Friday evening the community picture "Woman Proof" starring Thomas Meighan was very good, and the added attraction of Mrs. Wilda Chipman Bernard's singing was greatly enjoyed. Mrs. Bernard has a beautiful lyric soprano voice and her rendering of Fritze Kreisler's "The Old Refrain" and "The Roses of Picardy" one of John McCormick's songs brought out the lovely qualities of her voice. Miss Dorothy Eldridge played her accompaniments.

Miss Isabelle Thompson was sent home from Lasalle on Tuesday as she was one of the members of the school ill with jaundice.

Miss Leonore Lane from Smith College, arrived home on Sunday to spend her Easter vacation. She stayed with her aunt, Mrs. George Philbrook until the arrival of her parents from the South.

The Monday club will hold its Gentleman's Night, Monday evening, April 6th, at the Centre School. The committee have arranged a very interesting programme and a pleasant time is anticipated by all.

The sale held by the Ladies' Aid Wednesday afternoon was somewhat marred by the rainy day but financially it was quite successful.

Miss Marian Johnson. of Jamaica Plain. spent the weekend with Miss Katherine Gookin.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Palmer expect to open the "Clam Shell Restaurant", North Beach, on March 29.

Rev. Edward E. Eno of South Londonderry, Vt., will arrive in town on Friday and on Sunday begin his pastorate at the Baptist Church.

Miss R. M. Glidden of Watertown, Mass., is spending a few weeks with her niece, Mrs. Fred E. Perkins.

The many friends of Mrs. Maude E. Sprague are glad to hear from her through a clipping from "The Crescando," a musical magazine as follows:

Mrs. Maude Emerson Sprague of Reading, Mass., is having very successful teaching season. She has a large class of pupils on the piano, mandolin and banjo. She also directs the Banjo Orchestra of seventeen members. Including fretted instruments, violins and piano. The organization plays for various banquets, concerts and lodge affairs. A trio from this orchestra was broadcasted from station WNAC last October. Mrs. Sprague formerly taught in Boston.

Wednesday evening, at the Centre School, the Mother's circle held its regular meeting with 42 members and guests present. Mrs. Willard Emery sang three very lovely selectione. Mrs. Harold Noyes read two humerous poems and Mrs. Scott Noyes read a most interesting article on "Directing the 'Boys' Reading." The roll call was answered by the members, with the books most interesting to their children.

The hostesses Mrs. Blake and Mrs. Russell Leavitt, the last two substituting for Mrs. Margaret Murray who is ill, had the tables set very prettily with pussy-willows for center pieces and salads adding color to the scene.

N. P. Tobey, our new druggist, has bought the double house at the corner of High Street and Academy Avenue, from Mr. Ring. He will move his family here from Dover, next week.

Charles O. Townsend, Candia, won the New Hampshire states Sweepstakes at the National Seed Corn Show at Chicago last week, according to advices reaching here today. Mr. Townsend took first place from among 24 competitors representing 4 counties in the state. The National Seed Corn Show, in which Mr. Townsend won high honors, was the largest corn show the world has ever seen. Close to 30,000 growers, had entries in the show and $17,000 in prizes was offered by the Sears-Roebuck Agricultural Foundation for the winning ears in the exhibit. Each ear was tested for germination, and the judges were ten of the outstanding corn authorities in America.

M. N. Drake, of North Hampton, N. H., a freshman in Harvard College, will take part in the Harvard-Yale-Princeton triangular debate which was held Monday evening. Drake is a member of the affirmative team which will meet Yale at Cambridge.

Hampton has always been proud of its native sons who have made a success and now it has an opportunity to he very proud of an adopted son.

In the few years Mr. Grady has been here he has made him self very dear to the townspeople, with his pleasing personality, gracious manners and willingness to lend his voice to the churches, at the clubs and different entertainments, his voice; has always attracted attention and admiration. Now that he is about to fulfil his ambition to use his voice to its fullest capicity. The whole community most heartly extends to him its sincerest best wishes for success.

Miss Mary Gookin spent the week end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Gookin.

The H. T. G. club was most delightifully entertained on Thursday afternoon by Mrs. Drew in her new home When the scores were tallied at the end of the playing it was found
Mrs. Wallace Day of Exeter held the highest. Mrs. Everett Nudd second. and
Mrs. Ed Langley the lowest. The hostess then served dainty refreshments while all enjoyed the social time.                                  

School News

Senior Editor-in-Chief.... Nellie Moulton
Junior Editor.... Marion Poole
Sophomore Editor.... Marjorie Wood
Junior Editor-in-Chief.... Gertrude Paulson
Eighth Grade Editor.... Philip Janvrin
Seventh Grade Editor....Wendell Ring

During Assembly period on Friday -- Fire Chief Whiting talked the Academy explaining the use of the fire alarm box and how to act in case of a fire.

Last Friday night Mr. and Mrs. Leavitt entertained the debating teams and Rev. Mr. Cummings at a dinner party. At the table toasts were given to both teams (with many witticisms.) After dinner games and dancing were enjoyed.

The Seniors will present the drama, "Thirteen Pius." on Friday evening, April third. "Thirteen Plus!" and thirteen characters! what Can be more exciting? The tickets are 33c for adults and 25c for children.

A contest has been started - among the Junior and Sophomore classes, and the seventh, ~eight, and ninth grades. The class returning the most money 1 for tickets sold for the Senior play will receive a five dollar gold piece.

Baseball practice has begun in ernest. Hamapton is to have two baseball squads this year, as many have reported for practice.

On Monday Rev. Mr. Cummings repeated in brief, his sermon, of the day before. "The Sin of Doing Nothing." in which he emphasized the fact that law abiding citizens should not be' silent to unlawful actions.

The pupils of the Hampton schools have been notified that a school bank will be opened April first. The details of the bank will he stated at the end of this month.

Y. M. C. A. Banquet

A City-Wide Father and Son Banquet will he held on Wednesday, April 1st, under the auspices of the Young Men's Christian Association and the churches of Portsmouth and surrounding towns.

The 1924 Father and Son Banquet will be remembered by many with it's attendance of nearly 500 fathers and sons, it's jovial toastmaster, Rev. Ernest W. Robinson of Kittery, the Lyric male quartet, interesting speakers, the peppy songs led by Prof. L. P. Philbrick and music furnished by the High school orchestra. Much might also be said about the splendid supper served by the ladies of the several churches.

The slogan for this year's Banquet is "Bigger and Better" and it is expected that in every detail it avill be "Bigger and Better."

A special feature of the Banquet will be the presentation of cups to the four winning teams of the Basket ball Leaguers (Church, Junior Church, Junior High, and Grammar.)... Tt was decided to have a special section in the hall for the teams and the boys' dads and have a double program.

Banquet will begin at 6:15. Will be held in Freeman's hall on the evening of Wednesday, April 1st, 1925.
The toastmaster will be Mr. Lee H. Brow, of the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce.
The speaker will be R. W. Gibson, State Secretary of Boys' Work for the Y. M. C. A. in Massachusette. Mr. Gibson has had wide experience in boys' work and is the author of several books dealing with this subject - some of which are "Boyology," "Camping For
Boys, etc.