Hopedale News 1923, Part 3
Fifty years ago – March 1973 – The Xerox Alto, the first computer with a graphical operating system (a vertical monitor that displayed keyboard choices of operation to the user) and a mouse (with three buttons), became available for sale or lease.
The final episode of U.S. comedy series Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, at one-time the most popular show on television but the victim of declining ratings, aired on NBC.
The third mass release of U.S. prisoners of war from the Vietnam War took place as 108 military and one civilian were turned over to U.S. authorities at Hanoi, including (and future U.S. Senator and presidential candidate) U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander John S. McCain III.
One-hundred years ago – March 1923 – The first issue of TIME magazine, weekly summary of news founded by Briton Hadden and Henry R. Luce, was on newsstands.. Joseph G. Cannon, the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and who was retiring from Congress after 50 years, was featured on the first cover.
American electronics engineer Lee de Forest held a press conference to demonstrate the his new system of “talking movies,” Phonofilm. The process recorded sound directly on to film so that what was seen and what was heard was simultaneously reproduced.
News items above are from Wikipedia. For Hopedale news from 25, 50 and 100 years ago, see below this text box.
Hopedale in 1923, Part 3
News items from the Milford Gazette
September 7 – It was reported last week that over 1200 persons are enrolled for the privileges at the new Community House.
September 14 – The Union Church Sunday school will conduct a lawn party on the church grounds next Thursday evening and the proceeds will be turned over to the Japanese relief fund.
September 21 – George Mintoft, who is in Japan in the interests of the Saco Lowell Co., has notified his wife of his escape from injury during the recent earthquake.
September 28 – The Adin Street corner at its junction with Main Street, Milford, is being considerably widened as a result of recent accidents at this point.
October 5 – Members of the Unitarian and Union Men’s clubs met at the Community House last evening and accepted a constitution and by-laws for a merger of the two clubs. Monthly meetings and suppers will be held at the Community House.
October 12 – An Irish terrier owned by C. A. Forster was so injured by an automobile Monday that he had to be shot.
The high school girls of this town and Upton will participate in a track meet at Sherborn next week Saturday.
Mary Pagani, 20 years old, was attacked by a cow Friday morning on a field on West Main Street and sustained a deep gash in the forehead over the left eye. Dr. G. F. Curley dressed the wound.
October 19 – R. E. Gourlie, superintendent at the Community House, will have charge of the community moving pictures at Town Hall, the first of which will be shown tomorrow.
October 26 – Friends of Donald Arey, a local postoffice clerk, and Mildred Fuller, a high school senior, were surprised Tuesday to learn of their marriage, the ceremony being performed at Worcester. Mrs, Arey attended school sessions Monday, but did not report Tuesday. The couple have taken rooms at the Beacon Chambers in Milford.
November 2 – Grade 9 of the public schools held a successful Halloween party in Harrison block Friday evening. Games, music and dancing were enjoyed.
Town hall was well filled Mondy evening for the three act comedy presented by members of the Court Hill Unitarian church of Worcester.
November 9 – A new silent policeman of the latest type, with an intermittent green flash light, has been installed at the Four Corners, at the foot of the West Main Street hill.
November 16 – Max Kupperman has sold his tailoring business here to Max Benjamin of Milford and has removed to Jersey City.
November 23 – Mrs. W.A. Fento of Westboro demonstrated a steam pressure cooker in connection with the meeting of the Ladies Aid society Wednesday at the Union church.
November 30 – The lecture-recital of Wagner’s “Tannhauser” Friday evening in Town hall was a brilliant success. Mrs. Walter G. Burns of Boston was assisted by Mrs. Ernestine Harding Wilcox, the Montgomery male quartet and a high school chorus.
December 7 – Senator and Mrs. Eben S. Draper have leased the Parker home at 30 Marlboro Street, Boston, for the winter.
December 14 – This town is to have a city postal delivery service effective April 1, and two deliveries a day are planned with one parcel post delivery a day. All call boxes at the post-office will be discontinued. The law requires the numbering of all houses, the installation of mail receptacles at each house and the addressing of mail to a street and number.
December 21 – A memorial service for Mrs. Frances Draper Colburn, who died last January in Paris, was held here Tuesday afternoon at the Memorial church. Rev. L.G. Wilson gave the eulogy, a double male quartet sang, and the ashes were placed in the Colburn tomb at the Village cemetery.
December 28 – The largest Christmas business on record is reported at the local post office. The number of post cards was practically double the number sent last year