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1945 JG

June 21, JG


For the first time in three years can lovers of golf play on their own course. During the past six weeks the club has been preparing the fairways and greens so that the golf course can be opened. It has been a “tuff” spring to do outside work, but the last few warm days have brought it back into playing condition. Some of the fairways are excellent, some are fair. Anyway, come and see for yourself. Bring your guests. Really enjoy golf again.


All Masons are invited to attend the annual St. John’s Day church service of Missisquoi Lodge No. 9, F. & A. M. the Lodge has been invited to Montgomery Center were the service will be at 10:00 o’clock at the Community Baptist Church, members in the vicinity of Richford will meet at the lodge hall at 9 o’clock when cars will be ready to take them to Montgomery Center.


The regional book wagon visited the library Monday bringing a number of books for summer reading. We have also new ones of our own.

The summer schedule of two days a week during July and one day during August will go into effect July 2.


No. 162.3, Phone 385 Richford and Montgomery


We believe the usefulness of this column has ceased to exist because the use of ration stamps is very well understood. Point values and time periods are also well established.

For time to time when important changes are announced we shall try to give the public complete information. Editor

Office Hours, office open 9 a. m. to 8 p. m. including noon hour ever day except Wednesdays. All OPA offices closed every Wednesday.


Sunday afternoon June 17 at 3 o’clock at the Methodist Church was the scene of a beautiful wedding when Miss Marilyn Lucille Going, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Going of 52 Dewey Street, became the bride of Ensign Rockwood Fisher Reed, Jr. U. S. Naval Air Corps, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rockwood F. Reed, Sr. of Shrewsbury, Mass.

The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Auburn Jewett Carr, assisted by the Rev. Robert Sutton Moore.

The bride entered the church on the arm of her father to the strains of Lohengrin’s bridal chorus, and was given in marriage by her father. She was lovely in a gown of eyelet embroidered mousseline-de-soie fashioned with sweat heart neckline, train and a finger tip veil caught by a halo bordered with seed earls. She wore pearl earrings a gift from the groom and carried a shower bouquet of white carnation, sweet peas and gypsopila.

The matron of honor was her cousin, Mrs. Ernest Brown who wore a gown of pink brocaded satin, bodice top, with skirt of silk net and carried an old fashioned arm bouquet of mixed flowers with matching flowers in her hair.

The bridesmaids were Carolyn Reed, sister of he groom and Loisanne Stanley, a cousin of the bride, who wore gowns of blue frosted organdie and carried old fashioned bouquets of mixed flowers, with flowers to match in their hair.

The groom who was in full dress U. S. N. Naval Air Corps Uniform was attended by his father, Rockwood F. Reed as best man.

The users were Rodman H. Whitman and John P. Jenne, Mrs. Donald Brown, presided at her organ and also was accompanist for the Rev. R. S. Moore who sang two solos preceding the ceremony, “Oh Promise Me” and “Ava Maria.”

The mother f other bride wore a lilac dress with white accessories and a corsage of white carnations and sweat peas.

The groom’s mother wore a grey dress with white accessories and a corsage of pink carnations and sweet peas.

The grandmother of the groom wore black with white accessories and a corsage of white carnations. .

The bridal party left the church to the strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding March.

The church was beautifully decorated with evergreens, large baskets of garden flowers and tall white tapers. The church was filled to capacity with relatives and fringes. The decorations were in charge of Mrs. Fred Sargent and Mrs. Alden Barup

Following the ceremony a reception was given at the bride’s home which was decorated for the occasion with pink and white carnations and pink and white sweet peas. About 150 guests were present.

Mrs. Bruce Potter, a former class mate of the bride, served the wedding cake which was cut by the bride and groom.

The punch bowl was presided over by Miss Estelle Blanchard, and Swedish spritz cookies and tiny cup cakes were served my Miss Grace Hanson, Miss Shirley Winch, Miss Helen Conger, Miss Ernestine Read, Mrs. Arthur Hellquest and Mrs. P. F. McClelland.

The bride’s bouquet was caught by Miss Carolyn Reed.

Mrs. Tobin Haggerty was in charge of the guest book.

The couple was recipients of many lovely and useful gifts consisting of bonds, money, china, glassware, silver, blankets, lamps and pictures.

They left amid a shower of confetti for an unannounced honeymoon.

The bride wore for going away a cinnamon brown suit with a Churchill topper with matching veil and a corsage of white carnations and sweet peas.

The bride’s gift to the groom was a sterling silver identification bracelet and to her matron of honor a Buxton bill fold. To her bridesmaid she gave compacts.

The groom’s gift’s to his best man was a leather billfold and to the ushers he also gave leather bill folds.

The bride is a graduate of RHS class of 1938 and of Becker College; she was employed as private secretary to the president of the college later being employed by Worcester Federal Savings and Loan assn. The past year she was commercial teacher in RHS.

The groom is a gradate of Becker College and was formerly employed by the American Standard Steel in Worcester, Mass. He enlisted in the Naval Air Corp. in February 1943. At present he will be stationed at Grosse Ile, Michigan.

Among the guests from away to attend were; Mr. and Mrs. Otto M. Carlson of Sharon, Mass. grandparents of the groom; Mr. and Mrs. Rockwood F. Reed, Sr., Miss Carolyn Reed, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Winch, Miss Shirley Winch, of Shrewsbury, Mass.; Mrs. Arthur Helliquist, Belmont, Mass., Mrs. Grace Litchfield, Worcester Mass., Miss Grace Hanson, Graniteville, Mass., George W. Bowen, Lakeport NH; Mrs. Harold Pope and daughter Phyllis, Meredith, NH; S. R. Whitman, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bassett of Jericho. Judge and Mrs. P. H. Shangraw, son Richard, daughter Norma Jean of St. Albans; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stanley, daughter Shirley and Virginia sons Bruce and John, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Horskins, Mr. and Mrs. Rhett Gates, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Dewing, Miss Marjorie Dewing, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Dewing, daughter Marion Priscilla, Mr. and Mrs. Arlan Towle of Franklin.

Miss Ruth Johnson, West Berkshire, Mr. and Mrs. Neil Creller, daughters Martha and Charlotte and Mrs. A. H. Derby of Frelighsburg, and Mr. and Mrs. P. F. McClelland and daughter Barbara of Ryegate, Mr. and Mrs. Philo Stanley and daughters Lieut. Patricia Stanley, Mrs. Harold Coan of Enosburg Falls; Mr. Perley Winchester and son Kermit of W. Berkshire, Miss Betty Wehncke of Montclair, NJ, Miss Elsie R. Litman of Newport, RI, Mrs. Bruce Potter and Miss Estella Blanchard of Cumberland Center, Maine.


Richford has always been called a mill town, and rightfully so, too because her industries are the backbone of its existence. Of course it has a farming area and many cans of milk are shipped daily to market but the village proper is dependent ont eh payroll of its industries.

Following the pattern of other industrial towns and cities we are up and down with business conditions. It being largely a wood working center, we have had a feed mill which is entirely divorced form plywood. This diversion form the wood industry might; be a double redeeming asset in time of depression. Right now this town has another small industry in the making which will put some of our women to work. The Ryerson Sisters are opening a sop for finishing baby clothes and the better quality dresses. This is the type of industry that Richford has needed. There are many women in a village the size of Richford that would like to work, and they prefer shop work rather than house work. This will help among those who are handy with the needle. So now we will have a new business that will not be affected in the dame way or at the same time as plywood or feed.

Perhaps at no time the history of Richford has it had brighter prospects. Every plant that has ever been occupied is now running. The only way that town can grow is for some new industry to locate there. Such things have happened before, and could happen again. The Webster plant is located here because of good shipping facilities to all New England points. Actually there is no other place in New England that offers better facilities from the shipper’s point of view. There is no harm in being optimistic on this point even if a new industry never discovers us.


10:30 morning worship, theme “Open Doors.”

Mrs. Helen Brown, organist

Music by the choir.

Dedicatory services for the children.

11:45f church school, Mrs. Eva Spicer, superintendent

7:30 Wednesday evening choir rehearsal.


2:30 divine worship, theme “The Gift of Friendship.”

Message by Mrs. Pomfrey

Aylmer Sherrer, organist

3:30 church school, Charles Gross, Superintendent

Members of the church ad the community are cordially invited.


Rev. Charles E. Scrigmeour, Rector

Telephone number 2163

Sunday June 24, St. John the Baptist

10:45 A. M. Holy Communion and Sermon.


10 a. m. Mrs. Percy Shove, organist, selection by the choir and scripture and sermon.

Members of the Missisquoi Lodge No 9 Masons will be guests of this service.

Montgomery 11:30 a. m. Mrs. Clara Parker, organist. Anthem by the choir junior story and sermon.

Church school 11 a. m. adult lesson “The Church in a Pagan World.”


The inspiring success of the Children’s Day presentation by the classes of the church school in Richford indicated the excellent work being done by the entire church in religious education it was a sign of the capability, diligence and faithfulness of the officers and teachers and the cooperation of parents.

A capacity congregation listened and watched with hearty appreciation the various selections presented by the boys and girls. A special reorganization of Father’s Day was expressed by Billy Jones in reciting a poem written by Mrs. Carl Whitcomb for the occasion.

Fourteen members of he Cradle Roll were dedicated by their parents to the Christian life in the impressive Sacrament of Baptism.

The committee which prepared the program for the service was: Mrs. Kenneth Jenne, Mrs. Milton Parsons Mrs. Ray Hoben, Mrs. Carl Whitcomb, Mrs. Donald Pierce, Mrs. C. O. Jones and Mrs. A. J. Carr.

MR. AND MRS. FRANK BASSETT and S. R. Whitman of Jericho were Sunday visitors in town.

MRS. M. M. BATES is moving from Dewey Street to the Kilda Guertin house on Main Street.

WORD has been received that Miss Marion Clark of Melrose, Mass, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Clark (the former Bernice Crothers of Richford) has signed up with the Women’s Marine Corp, and will be leaving soon for Camp Lucerne, North Carolina.

CPL. LOENARD D. LUMBRA and wife of Camp Croft, Tenn. Are passing his eighteen day furlough visiting their parents.

MRS. HENRY BROWN has returned home from the St. Albans hospital. She had a very successful eye operation.

A SON weighing 11 ½ pounds was born to Mr. and Mrs. Safford Patterson of North
Sheldon this Thursday June 21 at the Stanley Nursing Home.

FREDERICK TOURANGEAU has purchased the Olin Fletcher farm in Enosburg Center (Woodward neighborhood) and took possession June 15th. He is planning to move to his new farm soon.

RAOUL DUPRES was fined $5 and costs for allowing a person without a driver’s license to operate his car.

LEON E. GOING was appointed District Deputy of Masonic No. 7 by the Grand Master at the Grand Lodge meeting in Burlington last Thursday.

RODMAN WHITMAN was in St. Albans Hospital a couple days this week having his tonsils removed.


Effective June 17, 1945 and until further notice, the office of Dr. F. J. Lawliss will be closed Tuesday afternoon and evenings and Dr. E. J. Swinyer will be closed Thursday afternoons and evenings. On Sundays both doctors can be seen only for emergencies and by special appointment. Dr. F. J. Lawliss, Dr. E. J. Swinyer.


A poem written by Miss Ella Stone, formerly of Richford and now of the King’s Daughters home in St. Albans, has been adjudged best in a national contest.

She has received a $50 check as has also Miss Martha Nelson of Chicago, who set the lines to music.

The song is being published by the Harmony Publishing Company of Chicago.

Two other poems, by Miss Stone, the Hills of Galilee, and Heavenly Anointing also have been set to music and have been published by the Chicago house.


Anyone wishing to buy an extra copy of the Commencement issue of the “Searchlight” may obtain one at the Electric Light office on Main Street this week on Friday afternoon between 2 and 3 o’clock, or Saturday morning from 10 to 11 o’clock. This is the catalog number containing the school pictures.


Mrs. Robert W. Corliss, local WSCS presenting and Burlington District Secretary of Christian Social Relations and local church activities, is to represent the sate WSCS at Ocean Grove, NJ at the summer school of missions and Christian service during June 23-30th.

The conference theme is “Peace through the Cross.”

Mrs. Corliss will have an interesting report when she returns.

June 28, JG


Arlene Bashaw bride of Rudolph Martel

The marriage of Rudolph A. Martel, 2/c RN son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Martel, and Miss Arlene Bashaw, was solemnized at All Saints Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock, Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock, the double ring service being used. Rev. Harold Barrett performed the ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by Albert Bernard of Attleboro, Mass.

Mrs. Roger Martel was bridesmaid and Roger Martel best man.

The bride wore a long white satin dress with veil and carried a bouquet of pink and white roses. The bridesmaid wore a dress of light blue satin and carried a mixes bouquet of snapdragons.

Following the wedding a breakfast was served at the home of the bride’s parents. The wedding cake was made by Mrs. Karen Pedersone, a neighbor, and with her daughter prepared the lunch and assisted in serving.

Mr. Martel has been in radio work in the Navy and stationed at Trinidad for the past two ears. Following a thirty day leave he will report to Boston for re-assignment.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Martel are graduates of RHS classes of 1941 and 1942. Mrs. Martel is employed as cahier at the A & P store.

Following a honey moon they will be “at home” until he reports back for service.

Little-West wedding

Miss Beverly West, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles West of Richford was married, Tuesday, June 19, to Merrill Little of Sutton the ceremony was performed at the home of the groom at 4 p. m.

The bride given in marriage by her father wore a navy crepe dress with a corsage of white snapdragons and gypsophila and other white accessories.

She had a matron of honor, Mrs. Dorothy Hopson, aunt of the groom, who wore a flowered dress of Jersey with matching accessories.

As Bride’s maid, Miss Norma West, sister of the bride wore a gray gabardine suit with accessories.

The groom had as his best man Frank Souvenir of Sutton,.

A buffet lunch was served following the ceremony which was enjoyed by a large attendance of friends and relations.

A reception was held the same evening at the home of the bride.

The couple received many useful and lovely gifts consisting of silver ware, linen, glass and china.


James Todd, Jr., and Miss Iris Fletcher of Enosburg were united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage on Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock b the REV. A. J. Carr.

The bride wore a cerise suit with white accessories and wore a corsage of white roses. Miss Velma Labara, the bridesmaid wore a tan dress with white accessories and a corsage of white roses.

Donald Sylvester was the best man.


A window display of garments made by 4-H girls in Franklin County in St. Albans this week. The exhibit is being shown at Doolin’s Store in St. Albans this week. The exhibit is the first of its kind in this community and is designed to show what 4-H members are doing in clothing project work.

In the display is shown a jersey pajama and house coat outfit made by Alice Fletcher, a 3rd year 4-Her of the Richford Center Club.


The Fourth of July falls on Wednesday next week, one of the most important days in the mechanical department in producing this newspaper. In order that our employees may have the holiday, will our correspondents please send in their copy one day earlier. Editor.


The last regular meeting was held June 20 with about 45 members present. The secretary and treasurer reports were read and accepted. Letters of tanks were read from Mrs. Ross Rowley, Marjorie Gavin and Ms. Zopher Fletcher.

An invitation was read from Enosburg Center WSCS to a musicale Tuesday p. m. June 26.

Mrs. Carr explained about the July 4 program. It was voted to postpone this affair until some later date on account of existing conditions.

The devotional service was led by Miss Sarah Thomas.

The subject of the program was “Post War Christian Homes.”

Mrs. Milton Parsons spoke on Christina family life in Africa.

Esther Whitcomb gave a dramatic presentation of Christian life in China.

Mrs. Laura Bundy spoke on Christian Family life in India.

Refreshments of sandwiches and tea were served by the committee.

Fifteen members went to Enosburg Center June 26 and enjoyed the musical program and sliver tea put on by the Memorial Church Christian service society.


A very impressive service was held on Sunday afternoon by the member’s o Sutton Valley Lodge No. 25, I. O. O. F. and the Golden Rule Rebekah Lodge No. 20 when I. O. O. F. monument recently erected in Fairmount Cemetery, as a memorial to all the members now deceased that had been associated with these lodges, was dedicated.

The members met at the I. O. O. F. Hall at 2 p. m. headed by the Richford Band, marched to the cemetery. Invitations had been sent to members of other neighboring lodges here and in Vermont and a large number of visiting members were present to participate in the service, many coming from Quebec, Montreal, Granby, Franham, Knowlton, Richford and other towns.

The monument which was draped with the Union Jack and the Stars and Stripes and surrounded at the base by baskets of beautiful flowers presented a striking appearance and stands as a lasting memorial to the deceased members.

The venerable Archdeacon Charters presided and following the introductory service, Psalm 121 was read alternately; the lesson was taken form St. John 14 1-6, the choirs of the three churches united and let in singing the hymn “For Ever with the Lord.”

The dedication was performed with the I. O. O. F. service, after which the hymn “Where the light forever shinest” was sung. Interesting address were given by the grand master and other visiting brothers who all conveyed their greetings to the Sutton Lodges and expressed their pleasure at being present and participating in the service. The hymn “Blest be the tie that binds” was sung followed by the closing prayer and the benediction. The singing of “God Save the King” brought the afternoon programme to a close. The weather was ideal and a large number of people were present at this service.


East Richford, the Happy Gang Sewing Club held a meeting at Mrs. Monteith’s Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with 5 members present we brought our kitten holders to be judged also material for dish towels to be started at our next meeting. Martha Monteith gave a demonstration on plain hemming.

We changed the date of our meeting from Saturday to Wednesday during vacation.

We have collected 1000 pounds of waste paper and not 100 pounds as given in our last report.


The unpaid poll taxes have been turned over to me for collections. They may be paid at my home next the high school building at any time. Luke Martin, Collector.

SCARCE MERCANDISE buy now while still in stock TOBACCO, just received mostly direct from factory.

LUNCH KITS with pint bottles, salt petre 1 pound boxes. Fullers Earth 4 oz., 8 oz. and one pound pkgs. Flash light batteries, 3 sizes. No matter what you need come in, we may have it.

TAYLOR’S REXALL STORE, at the Bridge, Richford.

THERE’S NO RED TAPE to obtaining a personal loan at this bank. Just come in and apply. Rates and terms are fair, and you need not be a depositor to borrow here THE RICHFORD NATIONAL BANK, RICHFORD, VERMONT, PRESIDENT, A. LEON ESTY, VICE PRESIDENT, DR. F. J. LAWLISS, CASHIER, H. F. RUSTEDT.


You are borrowing from a local institution-one that knows your problems, and is interested in your welfare.

No stock to buy-no commissions to pay.

No embarrassing delays-loans completed promptly.

Payments adapted to your own ability and convenience.

Interest computed on exact period money is used.

We shall welcome an opportunity to serve you.


Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.


George Pomfrey, pastor

10:30 morning worship “In the Cross of Christ I Glory.”

Mrs. Helen Brown, organist.

Miss Winona Weed, choir director and soloist.

Solo “The holy Hour,” Miss Weed.

Selection, choir, solo “I Heard the Voice of Jesus,” Miss Weed.

7:30 Wednesday evening choir rehearsal.


East Richford

Divine worship, theme: “Jesus in Gethsemane.”

Message by Mrs. Pomfrey

Aylmer Sherrer, organist

3:30 church school, Charles Gross, superintendent

All members of the church and community are cordially invited.


Sunday July 1, 5th Sunday in trinity.

7:30 p. m. evening prayer and sermon.


10 a. m. Miss Grace Hibbard, organist, Mrs. Carl Whitcomb, violinist. Anthem by the adult choir. Offertory by the Men’s choir. Vocal solo by Mrs. Fred King.

Sermon, junior church instruction period to be taken by Mrs. Hollis Hastings. The junior church boys reached this objective on Jay Peak last Thursday in spite of fierce obstacles. Martha Taylor and Loisanne Stanley gave a fine account of the Vermont Youth Institutes in last Sunday’s service on behalf of the group from here who attended his year. Adult choir rehearses on Saturday evening at seven o’clock.


Robert Moore is representing the Green Mountain Parish this week at the rural church conference in Ocean Park, as part of his days away. I am writing on his behalf. Since he is not here I suppose it will be less dangerous to say something about him. Coming to us from the far reaching plains of the west he is proving himself a worthy man of the hills. His versatile ability, abundant energy, true vision, and sincere friendliness crates the kind of leadership needed here. And, mind you, this is no effort to persuade him to vote for me.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Holt, after more than twenty years in Florida, could stand it no longer to be away from the Vermont Mountains so they have resumed their residence in Richford. They were telling me about the local paper where they were in Florida. They were quite interested to know about the distinguished Enosburg Standard and Richford Journal-Gazette. No newspaper, not even the New York Times or Boston Post has a larger subscription in Northern Franklin County than this one. It is read in nearly every state in the union, if not in all, and on every continent of the globe. If I say any more about it, especially about the editorials and misprints, you might get the idea I am bragging.

Well, Marshall Cook is terribly upset that I do not keep my car washed. The fact is that it has been washed twice since Christmas. If he were to follow me around for awhile he would wonder that there is time to wash my face.

William Walbridge was planting corn the other day when he told me that he could clear five hundred dollars off his garden plot where he able to set it out to strawberries. That appeal to me as the truth. William is still quite frisky event though he says he is not as young as he used to be.

This conversation reminded me of the post war opportunity you will find in Montgomery. I notice that the armed services have discovered the importance of rest camps. Industrious and responsible civilians also and to retreat to havens of rest and relaxation. There is no better place than the region of Montgomery with the strength of its surrounding hills and mountains; and the quiet beauty of its green valleys, rustic roads and luring streams.

All that is needed is some young people to build and maintain attractive living quarters and a constant supply of the kind of meals for which Montgomery is traditionally famous. People to cultivate the rich soil to produce an abundance of small fruits and fresh garden vegetables, people to maintain tennis courts and swimming pools and other recreational activities without the commercialization characteristic of this modern age, people to maintain a high standard of housing and farm buildings because of their mere interest in living in a beautiful community-these are who this region is wanting for.

Dr. Newell Monroe, who is spending a few weeks at his summer home in Montgomery from his work in Boston, could give you several more ideas on these nearby opportunities.

As for important events there are quite a few congratulations in order. James Todd, Jr. and Iris Fletcher were married on Monday afternoon and they are going to live in Richford. Francis Miner and Cecil Lamory made their wedding the main event of his furlough. He has now returned to army headquarters. You have read about the marriage of Rockwood Reed and Marilyn Going. They are now in Detroit where he is receiving more training in flying for the navy. The faith these young people have in the future gives light and inspiration to all of us.

A long letter from Lawrence Whitehead indicates that he is gaining a first hand acquaintance with the vast geography of the Pacific even far as Iwo Jima. Even so, he says New England is what he wants to see the most. A good letter from Hector Demar adds to my list of correspondence that should have immediate attention. Paul McClellan writes from the Western Pacific that he is seeing plenty of action and in it has discovered a new sense of religious certainty.

“Freddie” Garrow agreed to let me know right away where he was to be finally stationed. Anyhow, we know that he is somewhere in the army. Pauline Stanhope ahs bone far from Berkshire Center and is taking the basic training of the WACS in Iowa. She writes, “We scrub barracks and have everything just so,” which is something.”

Gardens are beginning to function quite actively now. Charlie Martin has been eating out of his for quite some time. I am quite sure he has picked his first batch of peas by now but for the sake the gardens in Enosburg Falls I will check again with him. Thayer Comings was in his garden the other evening, as I drove by leaning on his hoe and his tomatoes plants are looking as well as could be expected. Leon Esty is much perturbed over Jesse Conger’s farming, as well as mine. The answer is that I offered all my land to Jesse for this year. As you might expect, Auburn Jewett Carr.

SGT. FRANK W. GREENE has reported to the AAF Redistribution Station at Atlantic City, NJ after 26 months of service overseas in the European Theater of war. The sergeant served as an automotive mechanic while overseas.

SGT. WILLIAM KITTELL is shown in a group of four in an official coats guard picture recently released. This group of Vermont boys is assigned to the duty of ferrying returning combat veterans from Europe to the U. S. A. by air.

MAJOR E. D. DREW from the Pentagon Washington D. C. has been spending a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Drew. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Drew, Frank Bater and Miss Hazel Drew, and Robert Hayden of Northfield were week end guests in this same home.

MISS ILA TAYLOR, cadet nurse, who has been serving with thee armed forces in England and Scotland for the past 3 months, is home on furlough for a week.

S. 2/c Philip Humphrey and Mrs. Humphrey of Baltimore recently visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Baker and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Humphrey.

ALLEN LAUDER, U. S. N. is home for a week. Mr. and Mrs. Max Lauder of Peterborough, Ontario are expected to be here over the week end and Mrs. Allen Lauder and children will return with them to spend the summer in Peterborough.

WALTER LAWYER, who has been in the armed forces has been discharged and is visiting his mother, Mrs. Lee McGowan.

CPL Gordon H. Garrow, who has been stationed for the past one and one half years in Fort Belvair, VA, is enjoying a few days furlough with his wife at Chet Wright South Richford. Also amongst other relatives and friends, before going to his next camp in Fort Lewis, Washington.

THE NEXT MEETING home dem. will be held at the home of Mrs. Ada Tourangeau Friday July 6. The subject is the last meeting on “Home Care of the sick” in charge of our local nurse.

IT IS REPORTED that Mrs. Floyd Martin has sold her home known as the Lovelette house on Highland Avenue to Francis Duval.

MR. S. C. CARPENTER and son, Terry of Mansfield, Ohio have come to spend the summer at the Boright home here.

TOPHALIE GAGNON is in the Hotel Dieu, Montreal awaiting a serious operation.

NORRIS BASHAW has sold his farm to Walter Tift of Enosburg Falls, possession given July 1. It is expected Hugh Derby will carry on the farm. Norris Bashaw will move to Hugh Derby’s home soon.

Alan Martin has moved from the Schoolcraft house on Elm Avenue to the Tourangeau house on Mullen Avenue.

CARA NOME PERFUME, face powder, talcum powder, cream, compacts, cologne, etc. Now in stock this line must please you or money back at Taylor Rexall Store.

MR. AND MRS. AMOS NOYES spent two weeks vacation with Mrs. Noyes’ sister, Mrs. Robert Hollis of Windsor, Conn. Mrs. Hollis and children returned with them to vacation with her sister and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Metevier.

MRS. REGINALD ROWLEY of Burlington, Mrs. Charles Branche of Boston were visitors in town Saturday at the home of Mrs. L. D. Rowley. Reginald Rowley returned to Burlington with them for the weekend, returning home Monday.

RUSSELL ANNIS moved his family from the Robert Calder tenement to Howland, Maine today, Thursday.

MRS. JAMES STANHOPE is moving into the Robert Calder tenement.

MRS. EVA SPICER gave a surprise birthday lawn party last Friday to four women who were having birthdays within a few days: Mrs. Alice Deyette, Mrs. Alison Noyes, Mrs. Mildred Calder and Mrs. Mary Anderson. There were 25 women present. Bingo was played on the lawn. Refreshment so nut bread, cup cakes and coffee were served.

H. A. GILMAN IS confined to his bed with illness.


Mr. Richard Pudvar and friends of Penn. were gusts Wednesday and Thursday in the home of his sister Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Blodgett.

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Durkee of Postmills, Vermont and son Lt. Douglas Durkee of Texas and friend’ Barbara Sayre were week end visitors in the home of his mother Eva Durkee.

Mr. Willis Durkee and Katie Durkee of Eden were Sunday visitors in town. Katie Durkee is staying at her home here for a while.

Mr. and Ms. Phonzo Judd of N. Troy visited his aunt Betsy Collins Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Durkee ad family of Websterville, Vt. were week end guest in the home of his mother Mrs. Ethel Durkee.

Mr. Raymond Wright is staying in the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Scott Wright.

Mrs. Della Blodgett of Swanton is visiting her son Mahlon Blodgett.

Coleman Gross of St. Johnsbury is visiting his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gross.

Mr. and Mrs. Bide Wright visited their daughter Mrs. Margaret Jacobs Sunday in Newport.

Rev. and Mrs. L. S. Boardman and son were callers in town Monday.

BARN DANCE AT PAT GENDRON’S FRIDAY JUNE 29 dancing from 9 to 1, music by the Border Ramblers, admission 50 cents including tax. Last dance of the season.


Join our blanket club pay from 50 cents to $1 per week

LEROY F. SMITH’S, dial 2021, Richford, Vermont

July 26, JG


Next Wednesday August 1, afternoon and evening, is the date for pictures of the baby. We really mean a nice picture of your baby, boy or girl, made by an expert photographer who specializes in baby pictures.

The Woltz studios have professional equipment which is moved from place to place. Their schedule is so full they cannot stop at every place, so arrangement sere made to use the Odd Fellow Hall in Richford, which is located over the Richford National Bank. There will be room for mothers to make themselves and their baby comfortable, rain or shine.

It doesn’t matter where you live in order to have the baby’s picture taken. Whether you live in Bakersfield, Enosburg, Berkshire, Montgomery, Richford, Canada or any other place, you are invited to come.

After the pictures have been made this newspaper ill print the pictures of the babies. There is no cost to have the pictures made or to have the pictures in this paper. Of course the parents may buy a limited quantity of pictures, but no one is under any obligation to buy.

This newspaper is happy to have thee pictures made because we can then put them in the paper and both you and your friends will watch for your baby’s picture.


The band concert last Friday night, I believe, was good. The boys and girls did a darn good job. From the response they received from the listening public was, I think, non appreciative. At the next concert I hope all who have two hands will express their appreciation by putting them together, again and again, and to those who have cars to use their horns as an expression of appreciation.

We all want and need a band. Cal. Lawyer.


Richford played its first ball game here last Sunday defeating Montgomery 20 to 0, playing seven innings. Pitcher for Richford was McFadden, catcher for Richford was Smith; pitcher for Montgomery was E. Bonnett, catcher was R. Bonnett.

Next Sunday, July 29 at 2:30 St. Albans will play here at Richford playground. The management and players hope all will attend who can giving their loyal support.


Word has been received of the marriage in Washington D. C. on July 9 in the Scared Heart Cathedral of Sgt. Leon Guyette son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Guyette of St. Albans to Staff Sgt. Delma Mayhew, U. S. Marine Corp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Mayhew of Richford.

The bird wore a gown of white net and lace with train. Her veil was held in place with clusters of pearls and orange blossoms. She carried an old fashioned bouquet of white roses and baby’s breath.

Sgt. Creta Wilson, Marine Corp, formerly of St. Albans, own stationed at Cherry Point, NC was bridesmaid. She wore a gown of aqua net, small yellow hat and carried yellow roses. Thomas Collins of St. Albans was best man.

Immediately following the ceremony a breakfast was held in the Burlington hotel on Vermont Avenue in Washington D. C. when a large wedding cake was served.

The bride is stationed at Cherry Point and will return there.

Sgt. Guyette has recently returned from three and one half years overseas and is not at Fort Devens.

ARM 3c Carroll W. Derby, USNR en rout from Jacksonville, Florida Nava Air Station to San Diego for assignment spent a leave with his parents, Mr. and Ms. Hugh A. Derby and with friends in Conn.

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Autink and daughter, Miss Lillian of Wilson, Conn. have returned homer after visiting Mr. and Mrs. Hugh A. Derby.

WORD HAS BEEN RECEIVED FROM THE FAR East Air Forces that Kenneth C. Weld has been promoted from a staff sergeant to technical sergeant in the personnel section of General George C. Kenney’s Far East Air Forces Headquarters. Sgt. Weld recently arrived overseas. Prior to his enlistment in July 1942 he was an accountant at the GE Company.

A DAUGHTER WAS BORN to Lt. and Mrs. Alden McAllister, July 24 at the Stanley Nursing Home.

PVT. CARMI WETHERBY of Fort Jackson, SC is home on a furlough at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Wetherby.

WORD HAS BEEN RECEIVED by Mr. and Mrs. Ulric Young of the birth of a daughter, Marie Louise, July 14th to Staff Sgt. And Mrs. George Brown of Stapleton, NY.

CEDRIC GENDRON, USMCR, son of Mrs. Myrtle Gendron was united in marriage Monday morning to Miss Blanche Brassard of Putnam, Conn. at All Saints Rectory. Bridesmaid was Miss Myrtle Towle and best man, Louis Martin.

MERRITT LOVELETTE, storekeeper 2c arrived home Sunday morning. He flew from California to Boston and will fly back as he has to return Thursday. He expects his ship to be leaving right away for the Pacific. He just returned from there.

Peaches, strawberry and raspberry milk sherbet, pint packages 25 cents. Taylor’s Rexall Store.

Summer candy assorted jellies; Mansfield Maid & Gales fruit drops assorted flavors 50 to 60 cents at Taylor’s Rexall Store.

A few of the old reliable Stall & Bean baseball gloves just received, Taylor’s Rexall Store.

THE MANY FRIENDS of Mrs. James Prue will be pleased to know her condition is slightly improved.

MISS CECILE MARTIN is enjoying her vacation from her duties at the Blue Bird and is spending it with friends in camp at Lake Carmi.

PATSY COLEMAN was taken to the St. Albans Hospital last Thursday evening but his condition has improved and it is reported he was taken to the Bakersfield Poor House today, Thursday.

PERCEY L. SHANGRAW has purchased the former Hurtubise farm from J. E. Martel which also included the so-called Walker farm. This is one of the largest real estate deals here for many months. Mr. Shangraw has since sold the Walker farm to Eugene Mead.

MISS JANICE SIMMONS went to Boston Wednesday where she entered the nursing hospital. Miss Hilda Goodhue who has been at this institution will return Saturday.

MR. AND MRS. EDSON CLARK have sold their home to Alson Fletcher of Richford Center who recently sold his farm.

REV. HAROLD BARRETT was in Alexandria, Ontario Wednesday to attend the consecration of the seminary classmate, the Most Reverend William J. Smith, fourth Bishop of Pembroke, Ontario.

ERNEST W. GILPIN was in Boston over the weekend on business. He was accompanied as far as Lowell, Mass. by Mrs. Gilpin who visited relatives.

LAST WEDNESDAY EVENING Mrs. H. H. Macia was hostess at a birthday party in honor of Mrs. Leland Stanley. Supper was served at 6:30 and cards were enjoyed following supper. High score went to Mrs. Stanley and low score to Mrs. Edson Clark, Mrs. Stanley was presented with a lapel pin in honor of the occasion.

ALBERT LUMBRA of Harlem Street has a hen who is doing her bit toward the war effort by laying an egg weighing 4 ounces and measuring 8 inches by 4 ½ inches.

ELMER AUSTIN of West Enosburg has purchased the Ruth Burnham house on Church St. Possession to be taken September 1.

JAMES THOMPSON and family have moved from Harley Ovitt’s tenement house to Kenneth Lahue’s farm in Richford.

THE PUBLIC is invited to attend the morning service at the Baptist Church. Music lovers will be pleased to know that Austin Travers will sing two selections and his daughter, Miss Pricilla Travers, will render two violin selections.

ARTHUR ST. GERMAIN, janitor of the town hall reports that a number of things were left at the town hall following the civil air patrol dance. If anyone knows who the things belong to them should be taken care of.

A CAR DRIVEN BY NORBERT MESSIER turned turtle on North Avenue Hill last Thursday evening. One front wheel apparently locked turning the car into the ditch which threw the car over landing on its top. Only minor damage was reported.

DON’T FORGET you have a date for Friday or Saturday night at the CV grounds. Bingo, bowling, bal throwing and lots of other fun as well as ice cream and hot dogs, etc. The band will be there Friday night for their regular concert.

A DAUGHTER WAS BORN to Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Derby of East Richford at the Stanley Nursing Home the 24th.

MISS SHIRLEY DRAPER resigned her position at the Sweat Comings office and Miss Marjorie Goslette of Montgomery has the position.




JUNE 30, 1945


Cash and Due from Banks $ 231,835.50 Capital

U. S. Government Bonds 688,547.00 *Preferred Stock $ 106,250.00

Municipal Loans 31,000.00 Common Stock 50,000.00

Other Securities 169,828.50 Undivided Profits 64,168.23

Loans and Discounts 84,804.33

F. H. A. Insured Mortgages 76,729.34 220,418.23

Real Estate Mortgages 285,250.36 Reserves 15,877.75

Bank House 30,000.00 Deposits 1,363,605.50

Other Real Estate 1.00

Other Assets 1,905.55

$1,599,901.48 $1,599,901.48

*Preferred stock consists of $100,000.00 Preferred A Stock representing a cost value to Reconstruction Finance Corporation, the holder of $200,000.00 and $6,250.00 Preferred B representing a cost value to depositors of $125,000.00. Preferred A stock is entitled to dividends on the cost value at 4% per annum, the present effective dividend rate, by agreement being 3%. In event of liquidation Preferred A stock is entitled to receive cost value of $200,000.00 plus accrued dividends. Preferred B Stock is entitled to cumulative dividends on the cost value at 3% per annum and in the event of liquidation is entitled to receive cost value of $125,000.00 plus accrued dividends.

MRS. RICHARD WOOD died in Newport on Thursday July 5 after five years of failing health. The funeral was from her late home on the following Sunday afternoon and was largely attended by relatives and friends and their presence and the beautiful flora offerings testified to the high esteem in which she was held. The service was in charge of Rev. J. C. Emerson of Coventry in the absence of her pastor, Rev. A. B. Currier.

Annie Wilkinson was born in Sutton July 16, 1867 the daughter of William and Emily Squires Wilkinson. At the age of 24 she came to Berkshire where she had employment and it was there she met and married Richard Wood in 1905. They later moved to Newport where Mr. Wood was employed on the railroad for several years. They went to Irasburg where they purchased a farm in 1914. Having no children of their own the adopted and lovingly cared for their son, Harold Wood who has always remained at or near home being privileged to assist in the care of his mother in her declining years.

She leaves to mourn for her one grandson, Harold Richard Wood, one brother, Vinon Wilkinson, several nieces and nephews besides the son and husband already mentioned.

Internment was in the village cemetery. The bearers were R. A. Dunton, Guy Longeway, Gerald Harlow and Claude Whittemore.


Whereas, Roy Lee Lafountain of Richford in the county of Franklin in the State of Vermont has this day filed in the office of the clerk of the county court, for said county of Franklin libel for a divorce against Lillian Cook Lafountain setting forth in substance that he was on the 4th day of March lawfully married to the said Lillian Cook Lafountain and that he and said Liebelee lived together as husband and wife in the county of Franklin until on or about 1st June 1929; that the libellant has resided in the county of Franklin for the past year and has faithfully performed all the marriage obligations incumbent upon him; that on or about the 1st day of June 1904, the said libellee willfully deserted the said libellant and continued such desertion for a period of more that three consecutive years without fault on the part of the libellant; at divers times treated the libellant with intolerable verity.

And praying that the bonds of matrimony between him and the said libellee be dissolved, and that he be granted a bill of divorce. And it appears that the said libellee is without this state and that no summons can be served on her.

IT IS ORDERED, that the libellant notify the libellee of the pendency of said petition and summon her to appear at the term of the county court, to be held at St. Albans, within and for the county of Franklin on or before the 13th day of September, 1945, and answer tot eh same, by causing the substance of said petition and this order to be published three weeks successively in the Journal-Gazette and Enosburg Standard, newspaper sprinted at Richford in said county, the last publication to be at least three weeks previous to the 13th day of September 1945.

Dated at St. Albans in said county this 24th day of July 1945. Albert W. Butler, Clerk.

PRIVATE SALE ONE OF THE LARGEST OF ITS KIND IN HOSTORY. OF SPECIAL INTEREST TO LOVERS OF ANTIQUES AND LOVELY OLD SOLID WOOD FURNITURE. Being executors of the estate of the late Mary Anderson, of East Berkshire, we will sell the following household articles and large dwelling house with five acres of land.

The Anderson Home, former Blue Bird Camp.

East Berkshire, Vermont

Saturday July 28 sale starts at 10:00 a. m.

Richford Savings Bank & Trust Company, Executors


10:30 morning worship, theme “The Glorious Gospel of the Blessed God.”

Mrs. Helen Brown, organist

Gust soloist, Austin Travers who will sing “The Great Awakening” by Kramer and “Prayer Perfect” by Speaks.

Guest soloist, Priscilla Travers, “Air for G String,” by Bach and “Melody” by Gluck.


East Richford

2:30 divine worship, theme “Be Strong and Do Good.”

Message by Mrs. Pomfrey

Aylmer Sherrer, organist

3:30 church school, Charles Gross, superintendent

All members of the church and community are cordially invited.


Sunday July 29th, 9th Sunday after Trinity

7:30 p. m. evening prayer and sermon.


Services for Sunday July 29

10:00 Miss Grace Hibbard, organist, chaplain A. D. Rollit of the Anglican church, Stanbridge East, Quebec, will be the preacher. Music by the Woman’s Choir under the direction of Mrs. W. W. Magoon. Children’s sermon and junior church. Instruction period in charge of Mrs. Alden Barup. Woman’s double trio rehearsal Saturday evening at 7.


Greetings to all of you.

Clarence Whitcomb has finally impressed me with the importance of using the daily reading of the devotional booklet known as “The Upper Room;” and I am discovering it for myself. A minister will not go very far wrong with men like him in his congregation! Reginald Rowley helps considerably, too. In fact, as one of our new customs officers he nearly had me in jail. Of course, you understand that he did not mean to. It was merely in the line of duty. New pocket size editions of “the Upper Room” available to you who may be interested.

Authors and publishers seem to be all agogue about you who are and will be the returning service men. Articles in current magazines and new books displayed in the book stores and libraries presume to illuminate the subject. Well, to be the great theme of public opinion does not need to disturb anybody. It probably is as ordinary daily routine to you people. Even so, Leon Going has the keynote of this current subject; armed services will come back in the strength of a newly discovered faith out of the critical circumstance of their experience. Furthermore, he says, that will have to be sustained by as great a faith among he home folks.

You may have read Arthur Perley’s “Historical Sketch of the Perley Farm.” It was a timely message to remind us of Vermont’s critical problem, post war and pre war. What generations have achieved and struggled to build up in the way of vigorous farmlands and sugar orchards can be washed out in a short time. There is a way to maintain Vermont’s lumber industry for a reasonable output and also to sustain the maple sugar resources. Unless we find hat way soon, we will lose both of them.

Guy Salisbury is back home after a ling and critical session at the St. Albans Hospital with a badly fractured leg. He was chipping on a lodged tree near Jay Mountain and he came down before it did, much to his discomfort. Speaking of the diminishing timber supply, he said that he had fished in at least twenty streams in this section which now are completed dried up.

The last time I saw Janice Simmons she was driving the Sweat-Comings wood delivery wagon, but I understand she left Wednesday of this week for her nurses training course at Boston City Hospital. Hilda Goodhue has been there and is expected to return home soon.

Charlotte Chaffee is working on a project at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital as a part of her course at the UVM. Of course there are a number of others from Northeastern Franklin County who are keeping this metropolis in working order but I have such a completely occupied schedule of my own that they will get along all right. To tell the truth I may not have time for what Stewart Simmons urged to do; although I have bought some red lead a bottle of cleaner and polish, and some black enamel.

Frank Simmons is the director of the Boy’s Camp at Brookfield, Mass. and John Livingston is there as a counselor this year. I planed to drive out there but the mileage is so far that I could expect Walter Buckley to confront me with ration board judgment.

The Montgomery folks will be interested to know about Charles Pierce who is now one of he army doctors studying at Harvard Medical School. We have eaten together in the same dining room at Mass. General Hospital but have not yet managed to be at the same Table.

Larry Pratt gave me the once over at the YMCA outfit here in Boston in which he is very much interested. He is chairman of the Boy’s Division which provides a program for three thousand boys. This includes swimming, all kinds of gym activities, and numerous study and craft clubs. Just now the activities for the boys who can not go outside the city to camps are being carried on at the recreational center. In the same building the needs of visiting servicemen are being cared for in terms of good fellowship, recreation, lodging and general hospitality. As you might expect, Larry can keep whatever he is connected with stirring with action.

Joseph Coble of Tabor City, NC a Baptist minister, which fact I do not hold against him, set out with me for the Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. On the way we stopped at the UASO headquarters on Boston Common. The place was full of soldiers and sailors. The hostess showed us around. It was quite wonderful to discover the home like spirit that is maintained there. Thus our confidence in what the USO is doing was reassured. Then we attended a part of the testimonial service at the Christina Science Mother Church. Coming from the Country I was amazed to see a crowd of about two thousand assembled and a goodly number of them form the armed services.

Near the church in this place where Alcoholics Anonymous holds their weekly meetings we were made quite welcome. The meeting opened with a monument of silence. Several people gave an account of their struggle with what they called their “number one problem” and told the story of their victory. The sincerity and emotional honesty expressed there was marvelous. A great deal of real help is extended from this group to those who feel their need. It seemed to me that everyone should have the insight or understand go the disease of alcoholism as it was given in the autobiographic stores told that night by Fed Rodd and Frank Chippendale. The latter was on one of the All American football teams. Well, Coble and I plan to go next week again.

Coble is one of the men in the clinic on Parish problems in which I am enrolled at the Mass. General Hospital and about which there is considerable curiosity in Northeastern Franklin County. I have survived every operation so far. There are twenty one ministers enrolled representing thirteen states form California to the Green Mountains, and several denominations. Dr. Lawliss gave me the recommend that let me in on this new development and I consider myself quite fortunate to be sharing in the kind of work and studying we are doing here.

Jimmy Rublee writes that he has now been relieved of his assignment on a hospital ship and is stationed at the Charleston Port of Embarkation, Charleston, SC. In one of his trips overseas he ran across “Bug” Reirden with whom he was able to spend a few hours. He was the first person “Bug” had seen form Richford since last October.

“Freddie” Garrow seems to be the most active man in his outfit. Even at that he gained ten pounds the first three weeks in training. He is at Camp Croft, SC. It did not take him long to locate boys that he knew who are there from this vicinity, including Arthur Anderson, Dorval Despres, Sidney Robarge and others. He, like his Chaplain first rate, too.

Alden McAllister had a bit of excitement in his trip from California to Saipan. Two motors of the plane went dead and they lost altitude rather rapidly for the peace of anyone’s mind. However, the trip was completely safe.

Mrs. Glenn Calder writes from New York interesting items reported from Saipan her husband tells of an unexpected meeting with two Richford boys. By chance Glenn had gone to a boxing match one evening instead of the regular movie. There a fellow came up to him who though he recognized him as a Richford boy. The fellow was Lt. Alden McAllister. They planned to meet later and Alden told him of another Richford fellow who’s in port. So next Glenn saw Alden, Leslie Jackson arrived with him in a jeep. They had some grand talks together.

Recently a letter came for Hector Demar, it was a v-mail and the photography was such as to make it illegible. I hope Hector writes again right away.

Wayne Hubbard is stationed near Munich. Alton is in the same section of Germany. The sprit of prophesy is on him enough so that he predicts being home by Christmas. This will be good, but better sooner. Clifford Garrow is in Austria still using his typewriter.

Norfolk, Virginia has become the address of Lynford Farrar who is there for a curse in advanced gunnery. Hollis Ingalls is there but says nothing except that he likes the watermelons and can buy five for a dollar. That ought to make one meal even for a sailor.

Richard Going sends us a descriptive word about his work at the Aviation Radioman’s school in Memphis. He writes:” Radio school here is quite an interesting feature. There are so many things involved that it just doesn’t seem possible that there is so much contained in a small case.” He helpfully encloses the Sunday service bulleting of the first Methodist Church of Memphis.

Chester Barney is home permanently with his family after about 5 years in the army, most of which was overseas. He finds it difficult to believe that he does to have to go back again. It is probably no easier getting used to civilian life than it was adjusting to army life. Anyhow no matter what we have done and no matter what has happened to us we find zest in making ready for the future’s responsibilities.

We have recently seen a shining example of the kind of unselfish service needed on the home front. The schedule of two of the Youth Caravan workers in the
State this year included our section. Mary Ames of Norwich, Vermont and a student at the UVM and Blanche Parker, a student at the University of Minnesota, brought a inspiring and substantial contribution to the Vacation Schools and to Youth Fellowship at Montgomery and Berkshire Center. Daniel O’Connor, who is training at Dartmouth for Uncle Sam’s Navy and who plans to enter the Christina Ministry was with them on Sunday. He preached at Berkshire Center which makes us hope he may visit us often. The devotion of young people like these to ‘Christ’s Kingdom produces the kind of faith we need. May their tribe increase! Then the necessity of war may be transcended. Yours, as before, Auburn Jewett Carr.

REV. GEORGE POMFREY transported Richford’s five colored children to Burlington Tuesday for their return to New York City.


Supper guests on Monday at the home of Alex Racine were his brother, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Racine, and daughters, Irene and Claire, son PFC Raymond of Lowell, Mr. and Mrs. E. Bean and son, William of Richford, Mrs. Albert Racine of North Adams, Mass. and Mrs. Alex Racine’s brother, Sgt. Leland Vincent of Richford.

Mrs. Eva Durkee visited her daughter Mrs. Albert Selby in Richford last week.

Conna Goss is visiting his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. William Davis in South Richford.

Calvin Gross of Montgomery Center is visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gross.

Mrs. Ethel Durkee is visiting her daughter in New York.

Henry Morse is in the St. Albans Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Carpenter were recent visitors at her brother’s Scott Wright.

Ms. Mabel Derby of Ferrisburg, Quebec is visiting their brother Herbert Bickford.

B. L. Wilson was in Montreal on Saturday to see his brother who is in the hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Derby are the parents of a daughter born on July 24th.

Carroll Wursthorne of Indiana is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Farley Wursthorne.

Mrs. Eliza Briar and daughters are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Morse this week.


The fair at Essex is August 27 to September 1. This is a good time to exhibit some of our work. It is hoped that each member will exhibit at leas one article. All entry blanks have to be in the county office by August 10.

Some or our clubs have already given to the Sate Camp fund. This week a contribution was sent in from two former clubs, the Trout River Calf Club and the Sunshine Stitches of East Berkshire and Enosburg.

The clubs which have already contributed are Richford Center, Willing Workers of Fairfax, Green Mountain, Richford Center; Fairfield boys and girls and other clubs are making plans to have a contribution in by October.

August 2, JG


James Calder, Richford’s oldest plumber and one of her best known businessmen, passed away Wednesday morning of heart trouble. His health had been delicate for some time, yet with two sons in service he was carrying on for the duration. He had been in business here for 42 years.

M. Calder was born in Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland, December 18, 1868. Before coming to America he learned the tinsmith trade. After landing in New York City he worked at his trade for a short time in that city. He soon drifted to Enosburg Falls where he first began business. While there he worked for the Leader Evaporator Company, making sugar utensils. His stay in Enosburg Falls was not for a very long duration, but soon came to Richford and opened a heating and plumbing shop and continued in this trade until his death.

On October 3, 1898 he married Dora Vincent at Sutton, Rev. Edgar L. Capel, performing the wedding ceremony. His widow survives. To this union were born four sons, Clyde, Albert (died in El Paso, Texas, February 26, 1926) Robert and Glenn, both in the service. Robert is serving in the India section of the Eastern Front and Glenn is on Saipan. He also leaves one brother, William Calder of Aberdeen, Scotland.

The deceased was a faithful attendant of the First Baptist Church and a trustee, a position he has held at several different times. Being a lover of flowers his bouquets were at the altar of the church week after week.

Mr. Calder was a member of the Missisquoi Lodge having held membership in this institution for more than 50 years; he proudly wore a “Fifty Year” button, presented to him by the grand lodge of Vermont. He was also a member of the Richford Lodge IOOF and was a past noble grand of this order. He was a member of the Richford Chamber of Commerce and member of the Richford band for many years.

Having had experience making evaporators he developed a sugar rig of his own known as “the Daylight” evaporator and it is considered very efficient. He is best known as a plumber, heating expert and for his metal roofs which are scattered throughout the area.

The funeral service will be held at the Baptist Church this Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Masons will conduct their burial service. Internment will be in the family lot in Hillside Cemetery.


The lawn party last Friday and Saturday nights at the C. V. Grounds by the Catholic Welfare Association was a huge success the grounds were a milling throng that kept the stands busy and everyone was happy.

Bingo was played continuously and the other games of paddles, hit bell, bowling alley, etc. did a thriving business.

The war bond given away Saturday night was won by Evelyn Hill. A cake and a nice parlor chair were won by Randall Montgomery, Saturday evening. The bed jacket was won by Mrs. John Martel and the blanket won by Harold Currier.

The Richford Band was there for the Friday nights show which kept the crowd merry.

A tidy sum was realized for the organization.

RICHFORD COAST GUARDSMAN takes part in Iheya Landing.

Coast Guardsman Lawrence W. Whitehead, son of Mrs. Eunice Whitehead, radioman second class is shown at his post in the radio shack of the coast guard manned LST which recently followed up the Okinawa thrust with landings on the beach of Iheya Shima. Strategically located Jap Island northwest of Okinawa.

Prior to his Pacific assignment Coast Guardsman Whitehead saw duty on the Greenland Patrol in the perilous North Atlantic. His ship participated in the invasion of Iwo Jima and Okinawa as well as that of Iheya Shima.


Marshall Keith Lovelette, torpedo man’s mate, first class, USNR, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall H. Lovelette of Richford has not been aboard this destroyer as long as some of the crew but his manner of arrival was unusual. He came aboard in a mail bag.

The ship was in the middle of the combat area when Lovelette reported for duty, and he was brought across on lines from another ship while refueling was in process.

He came to the Pacific in the fall of 1943 aboard the USS Wadleigh, another destroyer. His ship participated in the invasions of the Marshall’s, the Marianas, and the Palau’s strikes on Truk, Formos and other Pacific Islands.

Lovelette joined the navy in February 1942 took recruit training at Newport, RI. He attended the fleet torpedo school at San Diego and was assigned for duty at the Naval Air Station at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

A brother, Charles, is with the navy in the Marshall Islands.


Pfc. Gordon M. Wetherby son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Wetherby is pictured above, standing at left end, with some of his buddies of the 99th Infantry Division in Germany.

If they won’t give us a flag, we’ll make one! Vowed the men of the second platoon of Co. I 394th Infantry Regiment.

They’d fought their way almost to the Rhine without seeing a single U. S. flag and so they decided to do something about it.

They gathered scraps of red, white and blue cloth as they swept to the Rhine and sewed them on a white German surrender flag.

When they crossed the Rhine at Remagen, their flag one side completed became the first on the east bank of the river. The flag was completed when the platoon reached the Danube in May.

Wherever they went their flag went with them. When they took the bitterly contested high ground around Honningen on the Rhine, up went the flag. Wherever they set up their CP the Stars and Stripes was soon fluttering out of the window.

Old glory now files in the second platoon cp and at formal ceremonies in Kitzingen, Germany.

The men who helped PFC Wetherby put the flag together are shown in the above picture:

Back row, PFC Wetherby; T-sgt. Isadore Rosen, Pa., PFC George E. Bellaire, Ohio, 1st Lieut. Samuel Lombardo of Pa., (front row) Cpl. Chrysologue Beauvais of Chicopee Falls, Mass., staff Sgt. William H. Junod of Michigan.

Sgt. Nelson Demar who is in a camp in Louisiana is passing a furlough at home.

MERRITT LOVELETTE, storekeeper first class, who has been enjoying a short furlough with his parents, has returned to California.

CORPORAL FREDERICK MUDGETT arrived home Sunday morning to spend a 30 days furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Mudgett after serving 23 months overseas.

RICHARD ARCHAMBAULT of the merchant marine has been home recently on leave.

ROBERT HOWARTH is among those who have been discharged from the army. Howarth served in the South Pacific until last December. Since then he has been in Oklahoma.


PFC RAYMOND RACINE and sister Irene form Lowell were guests of their uncle, Mr. and Mrs. A. Racine form Monday until Wednesday.

Mid Season clearance sale of HATS, take your pick, special assortment.

Group one $1.00 and group 2 $2.00

44 Main Street, Richford



Play suits, polo shirts, overalls, bathing trunks.

LEROY F. SMITH, Dial 2021, Richford, Vt.

JIG SAW PUZZLES just received; all new designs 29 cents to $1. Taylor’s Rexall Store.

Father John’s Medicine, Fletcher Castoria, Noxzema, Saltpeter, fuller’s Earth, Lunch Kits, Thermos Bottles, flashlight batteries, etc. now in stock. Taylor’s Rexall Store.


2 shows every night starting at 7 p. m.

Adults 35 cents including tax and children 16 cents including tax.

Sunday & Monday August 5 & 6 THE CLOCK staring Judy Garland and Robert Walker.

Tuesday, August 7, Bargain night, adults 20 cents and children 16 cents including tax.

THE CRIME DOCTOR’S COURAGE staring Warner Baxter and Hillary Brooks.

Wednesday and Thursday August 8 and 9 MOLLY AND ME, staring Gracie Field, Monty Woolley and Roddy McDowall.

Friday and Saturday August 10 & 11 double feature, MY PAL WOLF with Sharyn Moffett, Jill Esmond, and Una O’Conner, co-feature, SCARED STIFF, with Ann Savage and Jack Haley.

GARBAGE COLLECTION has been so unsatisfactory the village trustees have voted to take over the work again beginning next week.


At one time Richford was considered a pretty town with clean streets and cozy homes, a little business town filled with busy home loving people.

But something has happened to Richford. It is not the war either that has caused it. Its streets are littered with rubbish and garbage from one week end to another.

A few years ago the village voted a sum of money for garbage collection so that the dumping of refuse along the river banks would be eliminated which spoiled the scenery of those passing though our town.

That was a splendid idea but one which lasted only a short time. The men on the village trucks did a grand job considering the fact that the citizens took advantage of this great service which had been given them, the fact they no longer had to carry their refuse to the dump, or bury it or as some leave it around to draw files and spread disease.

Each week on Wednesday the south end of the village had its garbage collection. Thursday saw the north end collected and the people took advantage too, by putting out everything from the broken down kitchen stove and bed springs to the cement walks they had broken up to be replaced by new ones, which is not garbage and wasn’t right.

This year the village has let the job to a man who has more it seems else where than he can attend to with out the garbage collection, sometimes he comes collection at 10 or 10:30 p. m.; if your garbage isn’t out that is too bad because another week the can runs over and the smelly odor increases.

If you put it out it stays two or three days to two weeks, littering up the sides of the streets. Dogs come along and make a most unsightly mess of what was already bad enough.

Recently he came around and told the people on certain streets that he would collect on those streets on Monday, so the cans were street out on Monday, the collection was made on Saturday afternoon at 4:30.

If you tote your garbage pail back to its proper place along comes the truck, if you leave it beside the road each time you have garbage you make a hike to the distant garbage pail.

This condition is deplorable and has turned our town into a most unsightly one just because some one had an idea to let the garbage collection out.

I don’t wish to reflect on the collector I think he means well but he has no help and he has no system.

The people of Richford village are paying taxes to have their garbage collected and keep our streets and roadsides clean and beautiful, but instead we’re having the most unsightly and unsanitary streets to be found, a widely talked about condition which should be remedied.


FRIDYA, AUGUST 3, “Music in my Heart” with Rita Hayworth, Tony Martin and Andre Kostelanetz, music, comedy, love also a cartoon, community sing, action short, chapter 4, “THE GREAT ADVENTRUES OF WILL BILL HICKOK.”

Sunday August 4 “WOLVES OF THE RANGE” with Bob Livingston as “The Lone Rider” and Al (Fuzzy) St. John. An all action western, also selected shorts.

Friday August 10 “THE WHOLE TOWN’S TALKING” WITH Edward G. Robinson and Jean Arthur a comedy packed with provoking situations also a cartoon and selected shorts including Chapter 5 “THE GREAT ADVENTURES OF WILD BILL HIKOK”


Sister Agnes and Sister Rose of Sacred Heart Convent, Newport conducted special catechism classes the week of July 22 for the children of All Saints parish.

A class is being prepared for First Holy Communion to be given on August 15.

The annual forty hour devotion will open next Sunday, August 5.

The annual statewide drive for Vermont Catholic Charities in support of social welfare program of the diocese will be conducted August 5 to 12. A twelve page printed review is being distributed which gives a comprehensive picture of the fields of endeavor of the organization. A special gifts committee will function in addition to the parish wide appeal.


Henry Morse is on the gain.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Carter and Mrs. Wilma Carter and two children of Mass. are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Carter.

Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Wilson were in Glen Sutton on Friday of last week to attend his brother’s, Orin Wilson’s, funeral.

PFC RAYMOND RACINE and sister Irene form Lowell were guests of their uncle, Mr. and Mrs. A. Racine form Monday until Wednesday.

Mrs. Fred Benoit and niece, Joan Durkee are spending this week in New York.

OUT OF RESPECT FOR OUR PAST PRESIDENT, James Calder, there will be no band concert this week.

THE MEETING OF THE WOMAN’S UNION scheduled for this week has been cancelled for the month of August.

MRS. ALICE BATES is in Mary Fletcher hospital for observation and treatment.

My wife, Hilda Polander Chaplin, having left my bed and board without just cause or provocation, I hereby give notice that I will not pay any of her bills form and after this date. Phillip J. Chaplin, Richford, Vt. July 30, 1945.

GUY SALISBURY was taken to the St. Albans hospital Sunday for treatment. He had a leg facture some time ago and he is not making satisfactory recover.

A SON, CHESTER FRANK weighing 8 ¾ pounds was born Monday at the St. Albans hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Milton Parsons.

HENRY RYEA has sold his store to Angelo Restivo.

The August meeting of the Home Demonstration will be cancelled.

THE RICHFORD CENTER HOME DEMONSTRATION will meet August 7 at the home of Mrs. Aldis McAllister. The subject is “Industrial Principles.” Miss Hyde plans to attend.

W. D. INGLIS has sold his home on Thomas Street to Arsene Larose who now lives on the Ladd farm on the Berkshire Road.

Mrs. Robert McElroy has sold her home on River Street to Paige Heald.

MR. AND MRS. DAVID WARDWELL who have been living in the Barnes house moved to Boston last week. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Martel are now moving into his house which they recently purchased.

MR. AND MRS. PATRICK MATTIMORE have sold their home on Thomas Street to Arthur Wright of East Richford. Mr. and Mrs. Mattimore have moved into the tenement over Emile Pinsonneault.

Mrs. Robert McElroy has sold her home on River Street to Paige Heald.

LEON E. GOING was called to Orleans last Sunday by the serious illness of his father, George Going. He passed away Monday afternoon. Both Mr. and Mrs. Going went again Wednesday for the funeral.

A SON weighing 8 ½ pounds was born Monday at the Stanley Nursing Home to Mr. and Mrs. George C. Carpenter of Sheldon. Mrs. Carpenter was the former Geraldine Tibbits of Enosburg Falls.

MR. AND MRS. KENNETH CONNER and two children of Rutland were calling in town last Saturday en route to Racine, Quebec to bury Mrs. Conner’s father, Asa Lyman Darby. Mr. Darby had been living with his daughter in Rutland. He passed away last Thursday and his body taken to Racine for the funeral and burial.


Miss Frances Louise Wetherby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wetherby became the bride of Albnie Camille Bergeron of Abercorn at none o’clock Monday morning, July 30th at All Saints.

Rev. Harold C. Barrett performed the double ring ceremony and read the Nuptial Mass. Mrs. Kenneth Perry rendered three solos during the mass.

Bouquets of pink and white phlox and lighted tapers and votive candles decorated the altar of the church.

The bride wearing a floor length white net gown over white satin and her mother’s wedding veil and carrying a silver and pearl rosary and white bridal bouquet was brought into the church by her father, Roy Wetherby.

Senior cadet nurse Katherine Wethreby, sister of the bride, wearing a floor length gown of yellow organdy and finger tip length yellow veil and carrying a bouquet of mixed garden flowers was maid of honor.

Other attendants were Irma Wetherby, cousin of the bride and Claudette Bergeron sister of the groom. Each bridesmaid wore a blue floor length veil and carried a bouquet of garden flowers; Gerald Berger of Abercorn was the best man.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents. The house was profusely decorated with garden flowers. Mrs. Walter Magoon assisted by Mrs. Ray Gelbar and the bridesmaids served refreshments to twenty five guests.

The bride and groom cut the cake together and served it. Miss Florence Rouse had charge of the guest’s book. In the afternoon a reception was given the couple at the groom’s parent’s home in Abercorn after which they went by train to Montreal and by boat to Quebec City. Her going away suit was fawn color with white accessories.


The St. Albans Athletics chalked up another game in their win column Sunday afternoon here by defeating Richford 6 to 1.

The game was a pitchers battle between Lyle Newton of the Athletics and MacFadden of the Richford. Newton fanned five batters, allowed eight his and walked one. “Mac” struck out eight, awarded seven singles and gave three passes.

The St. Albans boys scored one in the second inning and Richford tied the game in a knot in the third. There was no ore scoring until the 8th when the Athletics pushed over two tallies on hits by Guertin and Comi. St. Albans crossed the rubber three more times in the ninth to sew up the game.

Comi and Guertin shared hitting honors for St. Albans with two hits each while Benoit and Hamlin and McFadden garnered two hits each for their club.

WHITNEY’S BEAUTY PARLOR in Richford will be closed from August 6 to August 14.


180 acres, 32 milking cows, 5 heifers, two and three years old. 7 calves and a bull. Pair young horses.

Stable is cemented, has water buckets and milling machine.

This farm is completely equipped with farming tools including new tractor, with extra pulley, and equipped with plows and harrows.

House has all modern improvements including hot and cold water and bath tub.

Sugar place has one of the best sugar houses, all cemented with boiling rig and all the tubs, holders, etc. there are 2100 galvanized buckets with covers and 60-0 trees equipped with pipe line.

This money making farm is only two miles from Richford on a good gravel road.

I also have a seven room house with bath and cement cellar on Powell Street. See ANDREW BESSETTE, RICHFORD, VT.


Roy Lee Lafountain vs. Lillian Cook Lafountain

WHEREAS, Roy Lee Lafountain of Richford in the county of Franklin in the State of Vermont, has this day filed in the office of the clerk of the county court, for said county Franklin libel for a divorce against Lillian Cook Lafountain setting forth in substance that he was on the 4th day of March 1904 lawfully married to the said Lillian Cook Lafountain and that he and said libellee lived together as husband and wife in the county of Franklin until on or about the first day of June 1919; that the libellant has resided in the county of Franklin for the past year and has faithfully performed all the marriage obligations incumbent upon him; that on or about the first day of June 1904 the said libellee willfully deserted thee said libellant and continued such desertion for a periods of more than three consecutive years without fault on the part of the libellant; at divers times treated the libellant with intolerable severity.

And praying that the bonds of matrimony between him and the said libellee be dissolved, and that he be granted a bill of divorce. And it appears that the said libellee is without this state and that no summons can be served on her.

IT IS ORDRED, that the libellant notify the libellee of the pendency of said petition and summon her to appear at the term of the county court, to be held at St. Albans within and for the county of Franklin on or before the 13th day of September, 1945, and answer to the same, by causing the substance of said petition and this order to be published three weeks successively in the Journal-Gazette and Enosburg Standard, newspapers printed at Richford in said county the last publication to be at least here weeks previous to the 13th day of September 1945. Dated at St. Albans in said county this 24th day of July 1945.

Albert W. Butler, Clerk.


SUNDAY August 5, Eve of the Transfiguration

8 Holy Communion

10:45 morning prayer and sermon.


There will be no services in this church until September 2. The pastor is on a vacation.


10 a. m. Miss Grace Hibbard, organist, Ms. Carl Whitcomb, Violins. Anthem by the adult choir directed by Mrs. Stewart Simmons. Vocal solo by Mrs. Fred King. Junior church instruction period in charge of Mrs. Hollis Hastings will be concerned with the study of the catechism. Adult choir rehearsal Saturday evening with Mrs. Simons.

RICHARD LAHUE, Eugene Blair and Gerald Tracy left Wednesday for Westover Field, Mass. where they will continue taking flying lessons. These boys have been taking lessons at the Swanton port and now are seeking further instruction.

DON HUTCHINSON left last Friday for Decatur, Indiana where he will attend a summer session of Auctioneer College for a month. He expects to get raining in preparation to become a licensed auctioneer in Richford.


Richford, Vt. Phone 460



Washing machines

Vacuum cleaners

Motors and water pumps.

We do electric wiring and repairing.


We are receiving shipment of dresses, every few days made of Jersey, Fine Cottons, Rayon, seer sucker, spun rayon, etc. Sizes 9 to 52. $4.95 to $12.75.

We’re agents for Lagrow’s Cleaners & Dyers of St. Albans.


Main Street Tel. 461 Richford

August 9, JG


The funeral services for James Calder were held at the First Baptist Church last Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. George Pomfrey in charge and Rev. William J. Metz of Central Square, NY assisting.

Burial was in Hillside in the family lot.

The bearers were George wright, Harry O. Powers, Ernest W. Gilpin, Thayer Comings, Paul Kunkel and Stewart Simmons.

The front of the church was banked with set pieces and sprays from fraternal organizations, neighbors and friends. These were a silent testimonial of affection from his many friends. The church was filled to capacity and member of Missisquoi Lodge stood in the outer isles. Representatives from the I. O. O. F. attended in a body.

Before the open grave members of the Masonic fraternity formed a hollow square and conducted their committal service, Leon E. Going, W. M. and Charles H. Austin, marshal.

Among the relatives, business associates and friends from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Burt Deyette and son, Arel; Mrs. William Vincent, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Vincent and Eva Vincent of Sutton; Mr. and Mrs. Luther King and Carl Gibson of Dunham; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wentworth and Mrs. Harley Lahue of Abercorn; Mrs. Lyndon Ryea of East Pinnacle, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hoyt of Alva, Quebec; M. and Mrs. John Vincent and daughter, Mrs. Lionel Lumbra and Mr. and Mrs. John Duso of Montgomery; Ken Kinsey of Plattsburgh, Richard Allen of Burlington, Ray West, Mrs. Pearl Bordeau and Mrs. Mae Currie of Enosburg Falls, Rev. William J. Metz and daughter, Mrs. Glenn Calder of Central Square, NY and C. T. Hall of Montgomery Center.


We wish to express our sincere appreciation to friends and neighbors to Missisquoi Lodge, I. O. O. F. to the Baptist Church, Women’s Union and to the Richford band for the floral tributes and many expressions of sympathy extended to us in our recent bereavement. Mrs. James Calder, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Calder, Pfc and Mrs. Robert Calder and Pfc. and Mrs. Glenn Calder.


The library will be closed Saturday August 18 because of work in the town hall. Books due on that date may be returned without fine, the next Saturday, August 25th.


The Richford Rabbits and the Enosburg Falls town team finally got together for their first ball game Sunday August 5 on the Enosburg Athletic field.

It was an ideal day and a large crowd witnessed a fine game. Richford had a bad inning in their half of the second in the field when the Rabbits pitcher, McFadden, issued 4 walks coupled with three hits and 1 error the Enosburg boys pushed in six runs.

Jackson then took over for he Rabbits and pitched a fine game, getting 2 strikes out and holding Enosburg scoreless until the eight when with two men on Gilbar, Enosburg’s slugging right fielder, lined out a two bagger, scoring two runs, Richford scored one in the 4th and four in the 6th and that was the final score, Enosburg 8, Richford 5.


For the second time in recent months, Lt. Col. Addison C. Pond, so of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Pond of Richford has been awarded a decoration in recognition of his work as chief of personnel of his command.

He recently received form the hands of Col. Ira A. Radar, commanding officer of the U. S. Air Forces unit, the Legion of Merit one of the most distinctive awards available to a member of the armed services. The award was made by direction of the presentment and by command of General Eisenhower.

In the words of the citation, Col. Pond received the award “for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service from September 13, 1944 to April 1 1945.” In January of this year he was awarded the bronze star which is in itself a signal recognition of achievement.

Col Pond entered the service in the summer of 1941 and was commissioned a first Lieutenant in the air forces. He arrived in this war theater of operations in July 1943 and soon thereafter was assigned as chief of personnel, a post he has held with distinction since that time.


Both OPA ration offices in Richford and Enosburg Falls have adopted new hours. Both offices will be closed all day Wednesdays and Fridays and Saturday afternoon. The employees will be there but the office will be closed in the public except to ex service men who can get attention at any time. Will the public kindly remember the change.


Selective service notices have gone to 49 Franklin county young men to report at the office in St. Albans at 7:30 p. m. Wednesday August 8 to go to Rutland for pre induction examinations.

From Richford, Gerald Brouillette, Frederick Deuso, Frederick Lovelette, Paul Libbey, Eugene McDonald and Arnold Currier.

SGT. MERRILL R. NORRIS is now convalescing at Lovell General Hospital, Fort Devens, Mass. He has recently retuned from overseas as a supply Sgt. With the 210th Reinf. Co. 54th Rein. Bn., 7th Army. During the past 20 months he has seen service in England and France and he wears the European Theatre of Operations ribbon. Upon completion of convalescence he will be given a 30 day sick leave.

Arnold Currier, Russell Davis and Stuart Jenne will report to St. Albans next afternoon and will go by bus to Rutland where they will receive their assignment for service in the armed forces.

MR. AND MRS. OLIVER BEAN have received word from their son, Sgt. Robert Bean that he spent July 4th in Paris and while there he met Leland “Hover” Lovelette. Hoover is the first Vermont boy Sgt. Bean has seen since he has been overseas. Sgt. Bean also stated he expects to be home soon.

STG. LAWRENCE DONLON who has been overseas for 22 months in Belgium, France and Germany has arrived at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Martel for a thirty day furlough.

T-4 PAUL CONGER is enjoying a furlough at the home of his father, Jesse Conger. Sgt. Conger has been in the African and Italian fronts during the past 30 months in the maintenance department. He will report back to Fort Devens September 1st.

MR. AND MRS. ARTHUR ROGERSON and son, Sgt. Christopher Rogerson of St. Albans were Sunday callers in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Berkeley Richardson.

A DAUGHTER WAS BORN weighing 7 pounds and 6 ounces at Stanley Nursing Home to Mr. and Mrs. James Raymond of East Franklin.

MR. AND MRS. RICHARD WRIGHT of Canaan were guests at the American House, Wednesday and Thursday. Mr. Wright was formerly in U. S. Immigration here.

THE WEATHERMAN hasn’t been very good to the haymakers. There is still hay to be cut with rather poor drying weather. The temperature is cool for August.

THE FIRE COMPANY answered an alarm for a chimney fire at J. E. Martel’s home, the former Barnes house on North Avenue, Saturday afternoon about 3:30.

ZENO WHITMAN has been in poor health for the past two years went back to his old job as outside man at Sweat-Comings yard, Monday.

MR. AND MRS. HOWARD MANDIGO and son, Howard, Jr., of Shawbridge, Quebec were in town over the week end visiting relative’s and friends. Ms. Dora Mandigo who came with them remained for a longer visit.



Will open Saturday, August 11th at 8:00 a. m.

Pittsburgh paints


Certainteed roofing.



Home appliances.


57 Main Street Phone, Richford 337

YOU NEED VITAMINS, ask your doctor. We have just what he will order. We carry in stock the best manufacturer’s products. Taylor’s’ Rexall Store.


A joint meeting of the airport committee for Enosburg, Berkshire and Richford was held last Thursday afternoon and evening. During the afternoon the various sites which had been discussed were inspected.

A dinner meeting was held at the New American house when Edward Knapp, State Director of Aeronautics discussed financial matters concerning what the state can do, exampling that anything that is done has to be approved by the state department . If the federal government enters into the matter, then it has to be cleared though the Boston office of the C. A. A.

There are many things to be considered in selecting an airport such as location, financing, maintenance, Etc. If a joint port is selected the adjoining towns will be rather cold about helping finance another town business.

The meeting last Thursday was to clear us some of the points and to get one step nearer an airport, or drop the whole matter.


John B. Corliss, Jr., age 67, of Detroit, Mich., who was spending the summer with his aunt, Mrs. I. B. Hawley here, died early Sunday morning August 5.

Funeral services were held in the Hawley house Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Scrimgeour.

Mr. Corliss’ sister, Mrs. George Holley and her husband came from Lake Placid for the services and took his remains to Detroit for burial.


Gospel Tent Meeting

Rev. R. J. Dixon, D. D. of Everett, Mass. will be the special evangelist in a series of tent meetings to be held on South Main Street August 12 to 26 by the
Church of the Nazarene. Dr. Dixon has been extremely active in the church for many years as pioneer-pastor, lecturer, college professor, evangelist, and convention speaker. He is well liked by young and old.

Meetings will be held every night except Saturday, at 7:30 and each Sunday at 3 and 7:30 p. m. There will also be a children’s meeting each Sunday at 1:15 p. m.


Cars washed and cleaned inside $1. Wash and vacuum inside $1.50. Cars called for and delivered. John C. Comings, Phone 323, Richford.


Sour stomach, heartburn, acid dyspepsia, belching. It will be noted form the statement of ingredients given below that BISMA REX provides those bland alkaline substances which have proved so useful for neutralizing abnormal acidity and in increasing the alkali reserve. Bisma Rex is a valuable antacid aid for correcting minor disturbances of the alkaline chemical balance of the body tissues and for warding off the development of minor acidosis.

The insipid alkaline taste, so commonly present in products containing Sodium Bicarbonate, has been masked by our special process.

This preparation contains sodium bicarbonate, calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, bismuth sub carbonate, diastase and oil peppermint. Contains NO SUGAR.



For your electrical repairing, refrigeration work, installing, radio work, fluorescent lamps and light fixtures of all kinds.


Mr. and Mrs. Henry Marshall of Springfield, Mass. and Miss Myrtle Bryant of Glen Sutton were guests of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Wilson on Tuesday.

Mrs. Madeline Gallie and son of Burlington are visiting her sister, Mrs. Frank Gross.

Douglas Tryhorn of the U. S. Navy, Gulfport, Miss. And wife visited her sister, Mrs. Mahlon Blodgett, Tuesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Blodgett and family were Sunday visitors in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pudvah and his brother, Orson.

Mrs. Eva Durkee is visiting her son, Gerald in Portsmill.

Mrs. Alex Racine and sons were week end visitors in the home of her brother in law, Tom Racine and family in Lowell.

Mrs. Blanche Stanhope has returned to her home after spending a week with her sister, Mrs. B. L. Wilson.

WOODWORKING HELP WANTED MILL HANDS, LUMBER HANDLERS, MACHINE OPERATORS. Steady job for sober, industrious workers, place for Master Mechanic also expert tool man. Permanent job for skilled planer man, good job for man to operate re-saw, 50 hour week, prevailing wage rate, merit system. NORTHEASTERN PLYWOOD CORP., RICHFORD.


The group met August 7 at the home of Mrs. Aldis McAllister with ten members and one visitor present. Miss Hyde, the agent, attended and gave her demonstration on “The Work Simplification.” This was the first meeting to be held on “Industrial Principals.”

We voted to send $10 to the new 4-H camp. We also are planning on a food sale for the month’s activity.

A pot luck dinner was served to all by the hostess, Mrs. A. McAllister.

The next meeting will be held September 4 at the home of Mrs. Don Woodward at South Richford. Mrs. Alice Garrow, news reporter.


George Pomfrey, pastor

There will be no services in this church until September 2, the pastor being on vacation.


Sunday August 12th 11th Sunday after trinity.

7:30 p. m. evening prayer and sermon

Services for Sunday August 12-RICHFORD METHODIST 10 a. m. Miss Grace Hibbard, organist. Rev. Chauncey Adams, minister of the Vermont Congregational conference, will conduct the service and preach the sermon. They youth choir will sing under the direction of Mr. Ray Wetherby. Junior church instruction in charge of Mrs. Randall Montgomery and Mrs. Cecil Jones. Youth choir rehearsal Saturday afternoon at 1:15.

AN OVERTURNED car usually means a sizeable repair bill. With whose money will you pay it?

Comprehensive automobile insurance with collision coverage will reimburse you not only for such damage but for loss by fire, theft, glass breakage and many other perils. Insure you car NOW with THE FRED H. KELLEY INSURANCE AGENCY, RICHFORD.

READY FOR DELIVERY artic jet electric milk cooler, 4 can Perfection Milk Master, 2 single units, Yankee Horse Rake, 8 foot.


Dial 335 Richford.

PARK THEATRE, Richford, Vermont

2 shows every night starting at 7 o’clock, adults 35 cents include tax, children 16 cents including tax.

Sunday & Monday, August 12 & 13, THE AFFAIRS OF SUSAN staring Joan Fontaine, George Brent and Dennis O’Keefe.

Tuesday, August 14, Bargain Night, Adults 20 cents and children 16 cents including tax.

MUSIC IN MANAHATTAN, staring Anne Shirley and Dennis Day.

Wednesday and Thursday August 15 & 16, HOTEL BERLIN staring Helmut Dantine, Faye Emerson and Raymond Massey

Friday and Saturday August 17 & 18 double feature, RANCHO GRANDE a re-release with Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and co-feature THREE’S A CROWD with Pamela Blake and Charles Gordon.

August 16, JG


The company has sold their branch factory at Orleans to Arthur Zimtbaum of New York, possession to be given September 1st.

The company leased the plant of E. L. Chandler of Orleans eleven years ago and used this plant to help take care of their business. In March 1942 they purchased the Orleans plant and have operated it as a branch since that time.

Mr. Zimtbaum was president of the Ideal Chair Co. in New York from its inception until 1944 which operated plants in Maspeth, NY and Lincolnton, NC making a large variety of bedroom and dinette furniture. They expect to continue these same lines in the Orleans plant.

The Sweat-Comings Company expects to re-invest the money from this sale in larger dry kilns and plant improvements here.


A doubleheader base ball game has been arranged here Sunday afternoon beginning at 1:30 o’clock. Games will be played with Enosburg Falls and with Frelighsburg. Both of these games should be close and exciting.

Last Sunday the Richford team went to Frelighsburg and won by a small margin of 9 to 7 in an eight inning game.


With the 30th Infantry Division in Assembly Area Command, France, First Lt. Philip W. Brown son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy D. Brown of 233 South Main Street, Richford, en-route home from Europe with the “Old Hickory” Division, which broke up Germany’s supreme counter offensive in Normandy, is now being processed at Camp Oklahoma City operated by the Assembly Area Command.

Prior to joining the 30th, Lieut. Brown fought in the ranks of the 76th Infantry through the Siegfried battles and across the Moselle River in support of General Patton’s tank army.

In February the 76th smashed enemy fortifications on the Luxembourg-German frontier, opening up the vital Trier-Bitburg highway to U. S. Supplies and re-enforcements, the division was in a reserve position during the battle of the bulge poised to strike in any direction Runstedt showed strength.

The division streamed over he Rhine in Marchand began a drive into central Germany. Advancing 400 miles in three months, the 76th captured more than 75,000 prisoners and reached Chemnitz for the historic link up with the Russians.

Lt. Brown is the husband of Mary L. Brown, 15 Snow Park, Bath, Maine. He holds the following decorations: bronze star, ETO ribbon with three battle stars and the Combat Infantry Badge.

“Pete” Lariviere comes home from the war.

Joseph Paul Lariviere, better known as “Pete” was discharged from the army last week Thursday at Fort Devens. He had been overseas twenty seven months.

Pete does not claim he has done anything that the rest of the boys haven’t done, but he was interested to have his friends know he was home for good and incidentally he told the editor what he had been doing.

Mr. Lariviere began his overseas war job in combat duty in Sicily with the engineers. He then crossed to Salerno, Italy and his work was fixing roads, building barbed wire entanglements and his company also helped unload boats. Later his company went to Naples where they repaired the water system for the city of Naples.

His gang was soon moved northward again to repair bridges. Following this work Pete went into amphibious training which put his party into the landing and helped make the beachhead at Angio landing there January 22.

After landing in southern France at Riviere he gradually moved northward passing through Lyons and there to do more bridge work.

Here again his plans were changed. His outfit went into boat training which eventually proved to be a real preparation for crossing the Rhine, however, after the boat training he moved toward Germany. At Mirecourt he helped repair a big hospital. At Severene he repaired roads. At coincourt he was back at boat training and was among the group who moved the 3rd army across the Rhine into Germany.

Shortly after the close of the war he was moved to Marseille, France where he was lucky enough to start an airplane trip home via Casablanca, Bermuda and Miami. He traveled by train to Devens and home.


News of Japan’s surrender set the whistles blowing, church bells ringing, fire trucks sounded, young and old went madly wild.

It was 7 o’clock on Tuesday evening, August 14 when President Truman announced to the people of the Untied States that war with Japan had come to an end. Japan had accepted the terms of surrender and as determined by the “big four” at the Potsdam conference.

No more news was necessary. The pent up enthusiasm of a postponed end of the war broke loose. The mill whistle blew almost continuously or one hour. Other whistles joined in, church bells rung, the fire trucks scurried over town blowing their sirens and ringing the bell. Cars and trucks load with cheering people dashed hither and yon. Some attempts were made to get the board saw and hammer working, but his didn’t seem to get very far.

People seemed to congregate on Main Street with the hotel the center of attraction. Here an impromptu orchestra, (sax, drum and fiddle) started a merry crowd to singing and dancing. This went on for hours with hundred of people milling about the hotel veranda, sidewalk and street.

Traffic was jammed up time after time but only for short periods.

The Baptist and Methodist Churches followed the rule of V-E Day by calling a church service one hour after victory was announced. Rev. George Pomfrey who was in camp at Isle LaMotte came here to conduct the service in the Baptist Church. The Rev. S. R. Moore of Montgomery center assisted by Chaplain George Birney of Montgomery had charge of the services at the Methodist Church.

Services of thanksgiving were held at All Saint’s church at 9 o’clock and at St. Ann’s at 10 o’clock on Wednesday morning.

A parade was organized Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock when the Richford band, members of the Legion and servicemen paraded Main Street. At the town hall the parade halted for a band concert and a few remarks were given by Thayer Comings of Richford and Austin Travers, of Clifton, NJ, a summer visitor.

Stores ere closed all day Thursday and Friday. Most of the mills closed. President Truman asked that all federal offices be closed for two days and industry promptly followed this example so far as possible.

The celebration carried over to Wednesday night when a street dance was held in front of the Hotel.


Mr. and Mrs. Roy D. Brown of Richford announce the engagement of their daughter, Betty Jane to Stuart D. Jenne, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Kenneth Jenne also of Richford.

Miss Brown is a graduate of Richford High School and is now attending Burlington Business College

Mr. Jenne is a graduate of RHS and Stewart Tech, New York. He was associated with Pan American Airlines for three years as Flight Engineer and was recently released for duty in the Armed Forces.


A local resident who has heard this visiting preacher and lecturer (a man of wide experience and education) would like to testify that he is a speaker of great sincerity and power with a real message for these days of crisis: and to urge that you do not miss hearing him on Sunday August 19 at 3 p. m. and 7:30 p. m. at the Richford Town Hall.

There will also be a message for the children’s Sunday at 2:15 p. m. and short services each night at 7:30 at the Town Hall.


V-J Day Mass of Thanksgiving and First Holy Communion

Tuesday evening following the news of the Japanese surrender the church bell rang for some time and the church remained open until after 10:30.

Wednesday morning at 9 a Votive High Mass of Thanksgiving for peace was sung. Nineteen children received their first communion and were enrolled in the scapular at this Mass. The boy’s insignia was a white arm band with bow; the girls wore a white veil. A children’s chorus sang the offertory and communion hymns under the direction of Clarisse Brouillette. After the mass the senior choir sang the National Anthem in which the children’s choir joined.

The main alter was decorated with gladioli and lilies and 20 lighted was candles. The Honor Roll altar was adorned with phlox and summer cut flowers and with vigil lights and tapers.

The First Communicants were reminded of the spiritual meaning of this day and its historic aspects. This class and its historic aspects. This class can well remember the anniversary as it occurs in the years to come-V-J Day and the Feast of The Assumption of Our Blessed Mother. A quotation from the prayer of St. Frances of Assisi was included in the instruction.

Where there is injury, pardon

Where there is doubt, faith

Where there is despair, hope

Where there is darkness, light

Where there is sadness, joy.


Each Saturday night at 7:30 p. m. for the two remaining in august and for the five Saturdays in September, there will be special prayers of thanksgiving, Rosary and Benediction of the Blessed Sacraments in All Saints Church.


Patsy Coleman died in the Bakersfield Poor House Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock after a lingering illness. He would have been ninety years old if he had lived until next February.

It is believed Mr. Coleman was born in St. Albans.

For a number of years he practiced law in the office of A. K. Brown in Richford, later going to Montgomery Center where he had a law office for 32 years. He has lived here in Richford for the past 15 years.

The funeral will be held at the Powell & Comings Funeral parlors this Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. C. E. Scrimgeour in charge. Burial will be in Hillside cemetery.

BABY NEEDS, Country Philosopher, Herman Peterson, author of Country Chronicle, moved on a farm in upper New York State because he thought it would be a good place to write. When an inquiring neighbor asked, between spurts of tobacco juice, what crops the stranger intended to raise, Peterson was momentarily stumped. Then he happened to recall what his wife had said about the city being no place to bring up children.

“I’m going to raise children,” he said brightly.

The farmer spat meditatively. “Around here,” he said “we look on that as a side line.” Reading and writing.

Nobody agrees with the farmer quoted above so we take special care to have in stock everything the BABY NEEDS. Here you will find nearly all items available anywhere to make your baby healthy and comfortable.


CALL ON SHEPERD ELECTRIC Richford 460 for your electrical repairing, refrigeration work, installing, radio work, fluorescent lamps, and light fixtures of all kinds.

RICHFORD METHODIST CHURCH 10 a. m. Miss Grace Hibbard, organist, Mrs. Carl Whitcomb, violinist. Anthem by the adult choir. Offertory by the woman’s trio. Junior church instruction period, adult choir rehearsal in charge of Mrs. Carr, Saturday evening at 7.

VICTORY DAY services were held in Richford Tuesday night at 8 o’clock and on Wednesday in Montgomery Center, Mr. Moore conducting.


August 19-12th Sunday after trinity.

10:45 a. m. sermon in observance of victory. There will be no evening service on August 26.

ALBERT PERRY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Perry, was taken to the Bishop DesGoesbriand Hospital in Burlington last Wednesday where he underwent an operation. His condition is good. Mrs. Perry remained in Burlington to be near him.

YOU’LL BE GLAD AFTER-when you refurnish your home, after a fire. You’ll be glad you took this Hartford Agency’s advice to increase your insurance to keep pace with today’s rising prices for replacements.

Without obligation, you can have your insurance policies reviewed too-just call. THE FRED H. KELLY INSURANCE AGENCY, Richford.

WORD HAS BEEN RECEIVED here that Mrs. Henry Murray is confined to her bed most of the time following a heart attach at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Gelbar, in St. Albans for a few weeks.


See our line of toilet and bath soap attractively boxed and highest quality. Taylor’s Rexall Store.

ALDERMAN J. KINSLEY THOMAS, son of Mrs. Lou Thomas, is substituting as organist in the Methodist Church in Burlington for a few weeks while the regular organist, George Favor is recovering from an accident. As Mr. Thomas is the present organist of the Methodist church, no doubt he played the chimes heard throughout the city in the midnight celebration of V. J. Day.

A DAUGHTER WAS BORN to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lumbra of East Berkshire at the Stanley Nursing Home, Wednesday, August 15.

DONALD PIERCE AND MISS HELENE BILLINGS who have been attending summer school at the UVM have completed this training and are home for the rest of their vacation.

PVT. HOWARD LUCIA, husband of Mrs. Winifred Lucia, arrived for duty at Camp Claiborne, La. to take engineer basic training. Upon completion of basic he will be given advanced specialized training.

MR. AND MRS. MAX LAUDER of Peterborough, Ontario are spending a short vacation at the home of his son, Allen Lauder. Allen of the USN dashed home for three days, but reported back to Norfolk, VA Tuesday. Mrs. Lauder went to New York to meet her husband. The three Lauder children, Janet, Nancy and Maxie who have been spending the summer with their grandparents returned home with them last Sunday.

TOMMY MATTIMORE has arrived home and has his discharge. Tommy has been overseas for many months.

SOME PEOPLE may be interested to know that Miss Marion Fisk, a cousin of Mrs. Manuel Douglass who was employed in town this past school year has been accepted into the WAVES and reported to Hunter College, New York City August 9. Miss Helen Fisk will enter the Mary Hitchcock Hospital in Hanover, NH soon. At present she is employed at a Mica Factory in Barre.

CAPTAIN SILAS CARL CARPENTER reports back to Fort Devens this Saturday. He really expects to be assigned to Camp Campbell, Kentucky by the time the war may change this plan.

FLIGHT OFFICER DOUGLAS LIBBEY, who has been here and in Montgomery Center on furlough, expects to report back to camp at Greensboro, NC next week. Mrs. Libbey will accompany him on this motor trip. Douglas is a glider pilot and was in one of the hottest spots at the time of the invasion of Europe and has also seen action during other drives.

MRS. JOHN COAN has received word that her grandson, Harold Coan has been promoted to Radioman First Class. He is on the SS Sanborn and recently was in California for a short stop. His wife and son are in Enosburg Falls.

GERALD HODGEMAN, USN, stationed near Washington D. C. has been visiting here for a few days.

SGT. HOMER W. CLARK is home on a 30 days furlough. He has been in the European war theatre with Patton’s 3rd Army. He expects to report back to Fort Devens.

CLOSE OUT SALE, dressers, chests of drawers, beds, ladies’ desks, chairs, quilts and pictures. ALDEN BARUP, RICHFORD, VT.

“THREE BLIND MICE, SEE HOW THEY RUN-----this time they all ran into an ordinary spring trap at the same time and were caught. Carl Lamory said he had just baited the trap with a piece of chocolate candy. He supposes the shortage of candy during rationing had made them hungry for it,, so this family of small mice were just as greedy for something sweet as small children have been. Anyway, it proved fatal to these mice, but I am sure it won’t be to you and me.

A LETTER FROM DON HUTCHINSON who is attending an auction school writes this paper saying: “this course of study has been and is so intense that it’s difficult to express the benefits in words.” Don will be home before long rearing to go.

LORNE J. BRUSO, local mail man is enjoying his vacation. Cedric Young is carrying the mail during Mr. Bruso’s absence.

THE TENT BEING USED by the Gospel Tent Meetings on the East Berkshire road was blown down during the gale, Sunday afternoon. Luckily the service was over and only one person was in the tent and he escaped uninjured. The organ was also blown over by the wind. These Gospel meetings will continue until the 26th in the Town Hall.

THE FIRE ALARM SOUNDED Sunday evening at nine o’clock many thinking it was a settlement of the war. This was erroneous. A fire had been discovered in some shavings at the Vermont handle Company. No damage was reported.

MRS. JAMES PRUE who has been hospitalized since July 7 remains in a very critical condition. Her son, Irving returned to his position with Lockheed Aircraft at Burbank, on July 31st. Mrs. Elizabeth Prue Zebott will remain for an indefinite time.

WE HAVE HAD SOME REALY HOT WEATHER. It was too hot for comfort a couple of days, but we have had so little of it, it seemed just right to help ripen off a few of those tomatoes, give the farmers a chance to finish haying, and get that corn piece matured. Now it is time for fairs, so we must have good weather.

PARK THEATRE, Richford, Vermont

2 shows every night, starting at 7:00 P. M. adults 35 cents including tax, children 16 cents including tax.

Sunday & Monday, August 19 and 20, BILLY ROSE’S DIAMOND HORSESHOE in Technicolor staring Betty Grable, Dick Haymes and Phil Silvers.

Tuesday August 21, Bargain Night, Adults 20 cents including tax, children 16 cents including tax. STRANGE ILLUSION, staring James Lydon, Warren Williams and Sally Eilers.

Wednesday & Thursday August 22 & 23 MARINE RAIDERS, staring Pat O’Brien and Ruth Hussey.

Friday & Saturday August 24 and 25 double feature SONG OF THE RANGE with Jimmy Wakely and Dennis Moore, co-feature THE HORN BLOWS AT MIDNIGHT with Jack Benny and Alexis Smith.

August 23, JG


John C. Colver, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Burdette Colver and Miss Prudence B. Webster the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Webster, were united in marriage on Sunday morning at 11:30 in All Saints Rectory the Rev. Harold Barrett performing the single ring ceremony. They were attended by Douglas Clark and Miss Ann Colver, sister of the groom.

Only the immediate families were present.

The bride wore an aqua suit with white accessories and a corsage of talisman roses.

Miss Colver, here attendant wore a white figured dress, white accessories and a corsage of mixed Astors.

Diner was served following the ceremony the home of the bride’s parents.

The couple is enjoying a wedding trip in the White Mountains.

Hey will return to Swanton following their trip where they are both employed. Mr. and Mrs. Colver are graduates of RHS.


Howard E. Ryan, manager of the United States Employment service in St. Albans announced today that in order to provide complete service for veterans and displaced war workers in the St. Albans area, the following itinerant schedule has been arranged for the convenience of residents outside the city of St. Albans: bi-weekly, 2nd and 4th Tuesday Enosburg Falls, post office 12 noon. East Berkshire, Tuesday, Rublee’s Store, 12:30 p. m., Richford Tuesday, town hall at 1 p. m.


Supt. Tobin Haggerty announces the teachers in the district. Schools will open in all towns Tuesday September 4th.

Town of Richford

Grade 1, Miss Pruella Gibson

Grade 1, Mrs. Inez Barup

Grade 2, Mrs. Angie Wilson

Grade 2 & 3, Miss Helen Conger

Grade 3, Miss Ruby Corliss

Grade 4, Miss Margaret Westman

Grade 5, Miss Helene Billings

Grade 6, Mrs. Della Clark

Grades 4 & 6, Mrs. Jennie Lavery

High School

Principal, Math and Science, George Bicknell

Agriculture, Donald C. Pierce

Social Studies and physical education, Leo J. Papineau

Languages, Miss Leona Desautels

Commercial, Mrs. Marilyn Reed

English, Miss Virginia Bingham

Science and Social studies, Miss Kathleen McFeeter

Home economics, Miss Harriet Gebbie

Junior High and Math, Miss Etta Fulsom

Music, Mrs. Sylvia Carr

East Richford, Mrs. Marie Perry

Richford Center, Mrs. Elna Gross

South Richford, Mrs. Doris Guilmette

Due to an increase in enrollment in the primary grades in Richford which has resulted in crowded conditions in the primary building, it has become necessary to move the third grade over to the high school building for the coming year. The overflow of the third grade, however, will attend school in the primary building. Notice will be given late to those pupils who are to attend the third grade overflow room in the primary building.


Enrollment for the senior high school will take place during the week of August twenty seventh. Mr. Bicknell and Mr. Pierce will take charge and it is their desires to have all pupils who are to become freshmen enroll Wednesday, August 29; sophomores, Thursday August 30; juniors Friday August 31 and seniors Saturday September 1.

The reason for this is to be able to talk over the courses offered with the pupil and parents in order that each student may be properly guided to his individual needs.

The office will be open on the days of enrollment form nine until twelve and from one until four. All parents are cordially invited to accompany their children so that we can better understand the specific needs of each student.

George K. Bicknell, Principal

MR. AND MRS. REGINALD ROWLEY are occupying the apartment in the Guertin House on Main Street.

THERE WILL BE A SHOWER PARTY at George Stanhope’s the 27th of August for Dewey Stanhope and Phyllis Comings.

GEORGE S. ZERVAIS of Ipswich Mass. was at Ray Wetherby’s last Thursday. Mr. Zervais is a milk dealer and purchases a large quantity of milk from this place.

A REPRESENTATIVE of the Woltz Studios, who took nearly a hundred baby pictures here a few weeks ago, was in town Wednesday with proof of the pictures. It will be several weeks before the pictures appear in this paper.

MR. AND MRS. OLIVER BEAN received a telephone call from their son, Sgt. Robert Bean, Wednesday. Sgt. Bean said he was on this side of the ocean and was at Camp Patrick, VA and would be seeing his folks soon. Sgt. Bean has been serving in France.

SGT. ROBERT COONS is enjoying a 30 day furlough with his mother Mrs. Grace Coons. Sgt. Coons has been in the army for the past 4 and one half years, 33 months of this time spent overseas on the African and Italian fronts. Sgt. Coons is an airplane mechanic and instrument specialist. He will report back to Camp Devens September 16.

Lt. Ila Taylor, now home on overseas leave has been promoted to a First Lt. She report to Atlantic City NJ September 7 for re-assignment

PFC Donald Meade of Birmingham Alabama is a guest at the home of James Taylor.

ROY SHOVER passed his physical examination at Rutland and has returned home for 21 days.

A DAUGHTER, BRENDA JOY, was born to PFC and Mrs. Bradley Martin august 19 at the Stanley Nursing Home.

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Despres of Montgomery Center August 20 at the Stanley Nursing Home.

EARL TODD has received his discharge from the army and is with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Todd.

SGT. RAYMOND BOULE is visiting his sister, Mrs. Hector Daigneault. Sgt. Boule has just returned from rough years of service overseas in the Canadian Army.

MR. AND MRS. ALBERT FORTIER with their guests, Wendell and Mrs. Fortier of Portland, Maine and PFC Barbara Fortier of Camp Miles Standish, Mass. were guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Lloyd in East Fairfield Saturday.

SIDNEY COOK, U. S. Navy recently visited his wife and daughter for 48 hours and returned to Maine.

LAST FRIDAY AFTERNOON at 2 o’clock the funeral services of Patrick Coleman were held in Powell & Comings Funeral Parlor Rev. Charles E. Scrimgeour, officiating.

Bearers were Percy Martin, Kenneth Jenne, Asa C. Livingston and Antonio Roberts.

Burial took place in Hillside Cemetery.

Those from out of town who attended were Mrs. Philip Ryan and daughter of East Fairfield; Miss Mary McElroy of Montgomery and Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Hinds of St. Albans.

Lynwood Gibney who has been in the employ of the James Calder Company for the past eight years has resigned and for the present is doing business at his home.

STEWART SIMMONS is in the St. Albans Hospital where he is receiving treatments. He entered the hospital last Thursday.


I will not be responsible for nay debts contracted by my wife on and after this date. Glenn Longey, Richford, VT. August 8, 1945.


I wish to express my very sincere thanks to my friends for the beautiful flowers and many cards received during my short stay in the hospital for observation and treatment. All were greatly appreciated. Stewart M. Simmons.

RALPH DESPRES has purchased the so-called Grice place where he is now living.

ALBERT PERRY who has been in the Bishop DeGoesbriand Hospital returned home Tuesday. He wishes to thank his many friends and playmates for the flowers, cards and letters he received while in the hospital.

MRS. ROBERT CALDER entertained at a surprise party last Tuesday evening in honor of Mrs. Marion Ruiter with seventeen present. ‘500’ was played. High score was won by Mrs. Alma Martin; low by Mrs. Luther Jacobs; floating prizes went to Mrs. Eva Wright and Mrs. Beatrice Fortier. Mrs. Ruiter received an appropriate gift. Refreshments of cold drinks, fancy sandwiches, olives and pickles, sherbet and cakes, including a decorated birthday cake made by Mrs. Eva Spicer were served on the porch.

A SON, ROBERT JOSEPH, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baker, August 19, at the Stanley Nursing Home.

THE RECTOR announced last Sunday that a legacy of $500 left to St. Ann’s church by the late Dr. and Mrs. C. S. Scofield had been received.

THE PAST WEEK HAS BEEN A PERFECT AUGUST WEATHER, clear, hot and dry. It has been perfect weather for vacationists.


Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Garrick and son, Wayne of Hartford, Conn. are spending their vacation at her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Welch of West Berkshire spent Sunday in the same home.

J. PETTIER of Baltimore is also a guest in the Wilson house.

HOLLIS BLODGETT of Hillwest was an overnight guest in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Blodgett on Wednesday of last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Phonza Judd and family of North Troy visited Mrs. Betsey Collins last Thursday.

Mrs. Katie Durkee of Eden is at her home here this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Orville Blodgett were visitors Sunday in the home of his brother, Mahlon Blodgett.

Mr. and Mrs. Persus Monteith and daughter are visiting in Mass. this week.

Herb Bickford spent Sunday with his son, Mr. and Mrs. Ford Bickford in their cottage at Franklin Pond.

Mrs. Alice Rowse was a supper guest Friday in the home of her niece, Mrs. Mahlon Blodgett.

Miss Shirley Clark of Hancock, who ahs been spending a few weeks with hoer grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Steinhour has returned home.

ST. ANN’S CHURCH Sunday August 26 there will be no evening service.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, RICHFORD, George Pomfrey, pastor, there will be no services in this church until September 2. The pastor is on a vacation.

RICHFORD METHODIST CHURCH 10 a. m. Miss grace Hibbard, organist, anthem and offertory by the youth choir and story for the juniors.

Sermon “The New Focus of Human Crises.” Mrs. Hollis Hastings and Miss Ruby Corliss are in charge of the junior church instruction period on missions. Youth choir rehearsal on Saturday afternoon at 1:15.

The offices and teachers of the church school meet on Sunday evening at a time and place to be announced.


Intended for last week.

Dear Friends afar,

The big news I cannot tell you for you have heard it. The war is over. We can’t imagine how gladly you received the news or how you celebrated, but here’s how it came to us.

I was in Richford, Tuesday afternoon and about 5 o’clock we heard that news was on its way. At seven the Richford Price and Rationing board was just getting under way with its weekly meeting when President Truman’s message came in through the window of the Post Office from Walter Buckley’s car radio, outside at the curb. Charles Austin moved we adjourn and carried the motion with his own vote. There were no negative votes. By the time we have another meeting the old job won’t look the same to those who deal in food, shoes, gasoline and other items. Donald Pierce didn’t stick around very long either. Richford made quite a noise for what it had to work with. Bells, whistles, horns, tin cans, all entered in. I dashed home to Montgomery Center and then came back to Richford with Chaplain George Birney, formerly of New Guinea, Lyte and Luzon, who helped me conduct a service in the Methodist Church. The other church bells were ringing too and the people were entertaining them as I returned to Richford. The whistles stopped for breath during the service then started up again at nine o’clock.

In Montgomery the people all came out to the front of the church facing the green, while they rang the church bell. In Montgomery Center I was awakened at 2:30 a. m. by two men who just had to ring the church bell. Their wives finally tot them to come back to the party they had left, and all was quiet again.

There were services in St. Isadore’s and at the Baptist and Methodist churches, Wednesday. Chaplain Birney again assisted in one of them.

How long will it be before you all get home? That is the big question now, also, how long should we continue this letter? Will you be moving homeward so fast that you wont’ get your papers anyway? Or will you be away for quite a while yet? We heard, so long ago, it seems, the phrase “duration plus six months.” Some of you will be home long before that time. Others may not be here for much longer. We’ll keep up the letter for a while anyway, I guess. You tell us what we should do about it.

The next person you will hear from in these columns will be Auburn J. Carr who left here a long time ago, it seems to us, to go to the big city to study. Sincerely, Robert S. Moore.

Hello, wherever you are

As these weekly letters approach their terminal possibilities, a new title serves to ease them off. It was my assumption that the cessation of hostilities would, concluded them but “Mac” says “No;” and he knows quite a bit.

“Mac’s” nephew, Dr. Paul Ashton who was among the men captured at Bataan, visited him recently. Arrangements could not be made for him to come to Richford but invitations were telephoned to Leon Going, Charles Austin, Cecil Jones, Eugene Gage and others to come to East Rygate to hear his story. Gasoline rationing was on, of course, so there was no extra traveling.

Dr. Ashton gave an account of his experiences with the Japanese while he tried to minister to his men in prison. He brought home twenty two boxes of records which he managed to accumulate on any kind of scarp paper he could find. These are invaluable now to the army medical service. He showed the flag which was first raised over Manila after its liberation. This he had concealed during the entire time of his imprisonment. Its discovery by his captors would have meant immediate death for him. Dr Ashton was given the choice of any medical assignment he wanted in the army when he reached Washington. He has selected neurological research in the Walter Reid hospital.

Naturally, the cessation of hostilities has brought great relief to the minds of everybody. We can now be confident of seeing you in the near future. We are not only glad for your home coming but we sincerely hope the ways of civilian life open satisfactorily to you. In the adjustments involved I think we are all more aware of the problems common to us all. Even though the battles are over, we have yet to see if we can exert as much energy and raise as much money for a better world as we have for war.

Anyhow, when I came back home everybody seemed quite happy because they could have as much gasoline as ministers always seemed to have. However, the wind was knocked out of my newly acquired citified airs right away. Leon Esty asked me the first thing where I had been. I thought anybody as well informed as he is ought to know. Then Erwin Gross asked me the same question and I saw that it was NOT for information. Then Reginald Rowley asked “did you behave yourself?”

Quite a bit did happen, though, while I was gone, much of which probably never will be told or that I will never know. Kenneth Freer has revolution farming, at least in one spot in Montgomery. Chester Barney and Robert Howarth have been doing some roof painting. Cedric Young continues to work for Uncle Sam in the Richford mail business. Jack Salisbury has made a great improvement in the scenery on Troy Street. He has transformed the old CV station into an attractive restaurant, gasoline station and neighborhood store.

I hear there are some new industries starting up in town but I have no definite information on this yet. The Gilpin Printing Company has gone onto a twenty four hour schedule. Calvin Lawyer has charge of the night shift and Ernest Gilpin is on hand for the rest. Of course, both of them could not be the “boss” in the daytime anyhow. H. K. Webster continues to expand its production. Eighteen carloads of feed are going out every day. One hundred men are now being employed at the elevator. Cecil Jones reports the Richford section of the CP included over eight hundred loaded cars in its yard traffic last month.

As for the military situation Paul Conger is home from Italy. Robert Coons just came in yesterday. Leonard Pouliot is here. You probably already know about “Pete” Lariviere and Tommy Mattimore. These all reiterate that Richford always was a friendly town.

Bill Comings has been assigned to an LST boat in the Pacific. Rockwood Reed remains at navy flying headquarters in Michigan. His wife Marilyn will be here soon for the opening of school. Lynwood Dingman is stationed somewhere in the Southwest Pacific. Kenneth McClellan is in charge of a work camp of German prisoners in Nice, France. Hoover Lovelette is cooking for a medical unit in France. He is eating too, and the army has not reduced hi weight. He now balances two hundred and sixty-five avoirdupois. Clifford Garrow expects to be home soon. Robert Allen ahs been stationed with the army of occupation in Austria.

Our joy at the news of victory is touched with sorrow which may well stir us to be truly consecrated to the tasks of enduring peace. One soldier returning from the Pacific had said that he had seen so many crosses he did not want to see any more. Later he came to the realization that the Cross also means life. We hold the Memorial service for Donald Whitney on Saturday afternoon, September 1. He died on July 8 after his release from a German prison. He is well remembered by the whole community and especially by those with whom he grew up. Very Sincerely, Auburn Jewett Carr.

ASA SHOVER and family have moved from Troy Street to rooms over the former Pond Store.

HALLMARK GREETING CARDS (the most beautiful in America) for all occasions. Wide variety in stock at Taylor’s Rexall Store.

Lunch kits, thermos bottles, flash light batteries and many other scarce items in stock at Taylor’s Rexall Store.

MRS. RUTH DERBYSHIRE of Richford who is leaving to take a position in the high school at East Setauket, Long Island, NY participated in the laboratory session of social studies teachers sponsored by the New York State Council for the Social Studies at Cazenovia, August 12-18.

August 30 JG


Candles and bouquets of gladioli decorated St. Ann’s in Richford Sunday afternoon for the wedding of Miss Jacqueline E. Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Brown, and Paul Gleissner Morse, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Morse of Abilene, Kansas. The bride was given away by her father and the ceremony was performed by Rev. Charles E. Scrimgeour. Arthur T. Weygandt of New York City sang Schubert’s “Ave Maria” and “O Promise Me,” accompanied by Miss Eleanor Abell of Enosburg Falls.

The bride wore a gown of white lace and marquisette with sweetheart neckline, fitted lace bodice and full skirt. Her fingertip veil of net was caught in beaded coronet and she carried a white prayer book with ribbons knotted with baby’s breath. The matron of honor, Mrs. Margaret Brown, sister in law of the bride wore a floor length delphinium blue gown and shoulder length veil. She carried an arm spray of gladioli in pastel shades. Miss Nedra Brown of Boston and Mrs. Betty Zebott of Burbank California were bride’s maids. They wore gowns of carnation pink and hyacinth blue with shoulder length veils and carried colonial bequests. Little two year old Barbara Brown, niece of the bride, was flower girl.

She wore a floor length gown of white taffeta with pink rosebuds and carried an old fashioned bouquet. Richard Gustafson of Pittsfield, Mass. was the best man and the ushers were H. F. Rustedt and E. J. Colcord of Richford.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents on Center Street.

The bride is a graduate of RHS and Becker Junior College of Worcester, Mass. and is now employed in the Aero and Marine department of the General Electric Company at Schenectady, NY.

The bridegroom is a graduate of the University of Kansas and is a member of the engineering staff of the General Electric Company at Schenectady, NY specializing in radar.

The bride’s traveling suit was teal blue and she wore fuchsia accessories. After a wedding trip in Canada Mr. and Mrs. Morse will reside at 21 Governor’s Lane, Schenectady.

Guests from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Morse of Abilene, Kansas; Richard Gustafson of Pittsfield, Mass.; Mrs. Elizabeth Zebott of Burbank, California; Miss Nedra Brown of Boston, Mass.; Mrs. Alice B. Baxter of Swanton; Mrs. Cora Kendall, Ms. Stanley Fisher, Mrs. C. G. Abell, Miss Eleanor Abell, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Brown and Bobby Brown, Dr. and Mrs. Howard Hinman and Mrs. Wayne Baker of Enosburg Falls;

Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Greene of Burlington; Fred C. Brown of Barton, Mrs. Robert Lockwood of Syracuse, NY; Mrs. Fred Swisler and Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Shangaw of St. Albans; Mr. and Mrs. Victor Peterson of Winooski, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Reed of Worcester, Mass.; and Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Weygandt of New York City.


Dear Mr. Gilpin:

Although your paper is pretty well filled up with ministerial dialect, can you allow me space in which to say threat while the Japs, at the command of the Emperor, have apparently developed from bestial, bloodthirsty savages into gentle, harmless turtledoves, it is hoped that they will not again make fools of u, as when they said we would hurt their feelings if we fortified Guam. A. B. ROWLEY


Memorial services for the late PFC Donald Whitney will be held Saturday September 2 in Richford Methodist Church, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon.


Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Lafleur held open house Tuesday afternoon and evening in honor of heir 50th wedding anniversary. Well over a hundred neighbors and friends called to bring them greetings. They received a large sum of money, and the house was beautifully decorated with bouquets given by friends.

A beautiful wedding cake was also given by friends. Refreshments of ice cream and sandwiches were served.

Among those from out of town who came for this happy event were Mr. and Mrs. Will Lafleur and two daughters, Bernice and Beth of Bradford, Mrs. Will Crees of Meredith, NH and Mr. and Mrs. Aathar Anderson of Coburn’s Gore, Maine.


We wish tot hank all those who made our golden wedding anniversary such a pleasant one-for the beautiful flowers, the purse of money and cards of best wishes. Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Lafleur.


There persons were injured one seriously, when the car in which they were riding went into a ditch on the Underhill/Jericho Road flat last Wednesday night and over turned.

Frederick V. Farnsworth, 17, of Windsor, driver, pleaded nolo contendere in municipal court in Burlington to careless and negligent driving and was fined $15 and costs of $7.80. He was one of the three injured receiving numerous lacerations and bruises.

Gerald McAllister received a multiple fracture of the left leg in the accident, while Laura McAllister suffered lacerations and bruises. All were taken to the Mary Fletcher where Farnsworth was released following treatment.

No other car was involved in the accident said motor vehicle inspectors who investigated. The car overturned near the fork of the road the driver apparently deciding too late to take the other road and failed to negotiate the sharp turn.


About 50 members of the Woman’s Club attended a farewell tea, Monday for Mrs. Annie Tafts and Mrs. Ruth A. Derbyshire at the home of the president, Mrs. Betty Donahue, in recognition of their faithful service to the club they were presented with corsages and guest books signed by those present.

Mrs. Allen Lauder, past president presided at the attractively set table


Careful thought should be given tot eh naming of the Executor of your will, for the proper settlement of your will, for the proper settlement of your estate depends largely on the selection you make.

Your executor must be familiar with probate procedure, estate tax laws, and business conditions.

Your executor must be familiar with probate procedure, to your heirs and available at all times during the administration of the estate.

Richford Savings Bank and Trust Company acts as Executor for many estates, large and small. By naming the Richford Savings Bank and Trust Company as executor of your will you assure your estate and your heirs of the benefits of long experience in those exacting duties.

We suggest that you and your lawyer confer with us at your convenience.


Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

BAPTIST CHURCH10:30 morning worship “Christianity and Internationalism” Mrs. Helen Brown, organist, music by the choir.


East Richford, divine worship 2:30, theme “When Jesus talked with man.”

Message by Mrs. Pomfrey, Aylmer Sherrer organist

3:30 church school, Charles Gross superintendent

All members of the church and community are cordially invited.


Rev. Scrimgeour, pastor, Sunday September 2nd, Sunday after trinity.

8 a. m. holy communion.

10:45 a. m. morning prayer and sermon.


Divine services, Sunday September 2, 10 a. m. Miss Grace Hibbard, organist. Anthem and offertory by the adult choir, violinist, Mrs. Carl Whitcomb. Junior story sermon “no special privileges in the faith.”

Junior church instruction period on the catechism in charge of Mrs. Hollis Hastings. The adult choir rehearses on Saturday evening at 7 p. m.


Hello, wherever you are:

This is my final letter in this series and let us devoutly hope and work to the end that war will never give rise to another series of these communications.

The situation now seems to be such that we are not at all certain that many of you are in the shifting of circumstances which turns you in the direction of home. To be sure, many of your will remain with armies of occupation by I shall try to keep in formed on your addresses and write to you individually.

We are all grateful to you for he many letters you have sent as you found yourself in different parts of the world. In this way you have made this letter of world wide interest. Then, too, many people at home have shared in these writings and I am grateful for that.

Three have been many oversights and some misprints. Even so, the oversights have not bee due to partiality but to lack of information. Every man from out towns who has gone into the armed services has been our concern and still is with out exception.

YOU HAVE READ IN THESE LETTERS OF PERSONS AND ACTIVITIES IN THE HOME TOWN ENOUGH so when you reach home you will have a good basis for getting acquainted again. There are just as many people and a lot more of whom you should have been reminded. For example, there were the scores of people who worked diligently and faithfully in the Red Cross rooms during all the years of the war as well as those who kept the Bundles for America going. Then there are the numerous individuals who gave of their time and study in the complicated arrangements on rationing which the war situation required. Parents have made specific effort to maintain a healthy atmosphere for the growth of their children in spite of the tension of world conflict.

Our doctors, teachers, nurses and public utility workers have held steadily to the increased burdens of their work. Unlimited patience has been exemplified by our merchants and business men. We have reason to rejoice most of all in that multitude among us who help to keep the supply lines going at their source-namely those who toiled hard and long in the factories and in the fields.

Already we are finding amount us the splendid spirit maintained in the army and navy in those who have thus far been discharged. As all of you come to find your place again in civilian life, I hope that together we will discover a new understanding in the art of human relationships and thus build tighter world community that produces enduring and creative peace. Sincerely, Auburn Jewett Carr.


District of Franklin, SS:

The honorable probate court for the district of Franklin, to all persons interested in the estate of James Calder late of Richford in said district, deceased, GREETINGS:

At a probate court, holden at the city of St. Albans within and for said district on the 9th day of August 1945 an instrument purporting to be the last will and testament of James Calder late of Richford in said district, deceased, was presented to the court aforesaid, for probate.

And it is ordered by said court that the 6th day of September, 1945 at the probate office in said city of St. Albans, at 11:30 o’clock in the forenoon be assigned for proving said instrument; and that notice thereof be given to all persons concerned, by publishing this order three weeks successively in the Richford Journal-Gazette and Enosburg Standard, newspapers circulating in that vicinity, in said district, previous to the time appointed.

THEREFORE, you are hereby notified to appear before said court, at the time and place aforesaid, and contest the probate of said will if you have cause.

Given under my hand at the city of St. Albans in said district, this 9th day of August, 1945. Wilma S. Williams, Judge.


The undersigned, having been appointed by the honorable probate court for the district of Franklin, commissioners, to receive, examine, and adjust the claims and demands of all persons against the estate of Henry A. Gilman, late of Richford in said district, deceased, and all claims exhibited in offset thereto, hereto give notice that we will meet for the purpose aforesaid, at the law office of A. B. Rowley in the village of Richford in said district, on the 23rd day of January next from 1 o’clock p. m. until 4 o’clock p. m. and that six months from the 23rd day of July A. D. 1945 is the time limited by said court for said creditors to present their claims to us for examination and allowance.

Dated at St. Albans City this 23d day of July A. D. 1945.

A. J. Livingston, A. M. Pond, commissioners.

CHARLES R. LAWLISS returned home Tuesday from ten New England Music camp at Oakland, Maine where he has been the past eight weeks. Rodney Bendett of Mystic, Conn. and Robert Koburger of Forest Hills, Long Island New York who have been attending the same camp will spend a few days in the home of Dr. and Mrs. Lawliss.

SGT. WILLIAM KITTELL, who has been with the 5th army in Italy for the past 33 months, is spending a 30 day furlough with his mother, Mrs. Emma Kittell.

PFC THEODORE BEAN who has been overseas on the German front about two years returned home Wednesday. Following a 30 day furlough he will report to Lemor air field in California.

SGT Ernest Jackson is a member of the Ordnance Company attached to the 24th Infantry Victory Division on Mindanao, whose serving and repairs of battle equipment in combat zones of many campaigns in the pacific. Since leaving the Untied States in February 1943 the company has seen service in New Caledonia, Munda, New Georgia, Bougainville and the Philippines.

RM2c Albert Rudolph Martel of Boston visited his wife a few hours, Saturday. Mrs. Martel returned to Boston with him, as he expected to leave Monday on a new assignment

PVT ALBERT STEVENS of Barton was a gust in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Bean Tuesday.

SGT ROBERT BEAN, who has been overseas, arrived at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Bean, Sunday for a 30 day leave. He arrived at Camp Patrick, VA last week.

MR. AND MRS. MARK C. MILLER of New London, Conn. and son, Cpl. Theodore E. Miller and wife were recent visitors at the home of C. L. Gladden. The Millers were taking a trip to Limonges, Ontario to visit their daughter, Mrs. Grover Alger.

Miss Greta Bean, who has been visiting in Montgomery for a week has returned home.

MR. AND MR. LEO BEAN and son, Paul of Waterbury were Sunday visitors at Oliver Beans.

MRS. MALCOLM SMITH had the misfortune to break her right leg while blackberry Friday. She was taken to the St. Albans hospital where the fracture was reduced.

THERE WILL BE A RECEPTION party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Stanhope on Monday evening September 3 in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Stanhope. There will be music and dancing. Everyone is invited.

THE WEATHERMAN has been rather kind to us. It has been generally fair and hot. A little rain has helped dry springs and growing crops, but on the whole it is a little too dry.

MAPLE SUGAR CANDY 100 per cent maple; this year’s crop 3 GC to $1.65 per box at Taylor’s Rexall Store.

Rexall milk of magnesia, pints 39 cents, quarts 69 cents and none better. Taylor’s Rexall Store

BETSEY COMINGS has returned home from the N. E. music camp at Oakland, Maine.

A BRIDAL SHOWER was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Stanhope last Monday being in honor of Phyllis Comings marriage to Dewey Stanhope. Refreshments were served and she received many useful and beautiful gifts including a purse of money.

LEONARD GARROW of Richford Center is in the St. Albans hospital. He was operated on August 21 and is doing as well as can be expected.

MRS. BENNY BENOIT is in the hospital.

FORD BICKFORD has returned from a business trip to Hartford, Conn., where he was purchasing supplies for his store.

ERNEST CLARKE has been in town looking after the repairs and painting job of his newly acquired home.

A SON, WILLIAM PHILIP, weighing 10 pounds 3 ounces was born to Mr. and Mrs. Philip Lumbra at the Stanley Nursing home Saturday August 25.

MRS. WINIFRED PATTON had the misfortune to break an arm while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Floyd Brooks in Georgia.

MISS MARION ROWLEY AND MISS MARY JANE LOVELETTE are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Rowley and Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Lovelette for two weeks.

SIEGFRIED TAFFS is home for a few weeks before going to the State College of Forestry in Syracuse, NY. Leonard Taffs is also home and the two boys are packing their mother’s household furniture preparatory to move to her new school at East Setauket, Long Island.

D. E. HUTCHINSON, AUCTIONEER, Phone 2402, Richford, booking fall sales now.

MISS MARILYN MORSE expects to leave next Monday for St. Johnsbury where she begins a course in nurses training.


Enrollment for the senior high school will take place during the week of August twenty seventh. Mr. Bicknell and Mr. Pierce will take charge and it is their desire to have all pupils who are to be come freshmen enroll Wednesday, August twenty-ninth; sophomores, Thursday august-thirtieth; juniors Friday august thirty-first and the seniors, Saturday September first.

The reason for this is to be able to talk over the courses offered with the pupil and parents in order that each student may be properly guided in selecting the courses best suited to his individual needs.

The office will be open on the days of enrollment form nine until twelve and from one until four. All parents are cordially invited to accompany their children on that we can better understand the specific needs of each student. George K. Bicknell, Principal.

THREE REGISTERED JERSEYS have recently been purchased by Richford farmers. Golden Duke of Valley View 466277 by Don. E. Woodward; Basil Royal Duke Regal 463773 by E. J. White; and Peerless Victor Design 466278 by Patrick Gendron.

DON BROWN is the manager of the A & P store this week during the absence of R. G. Montgomery who is on vacation.

R. G. MONTGOMERY and his family are on a motor trip to Connecticut this week visiting relatives.

M. HAYDEN JANES has his annual vacation as freight clerk at the C P Station last week and Arthur Judd, Jr. of Newport was here assisting.

THE RICHFORD CENTER HOME DEMONSTRATION meeting at Mrs. Don Woodward will be postponed from Tuesday September 4th to the 11th.

SUNSET LODGE, rooms and cabins, lunches, ice cream, candy, tobacco, gas and oil, greasing and tie repair. Opens 8 a. m. to 11 p. m. 7 days a week. MR. AND MRS. EARL DELISLE, near Richford, telephone 2116


Dewey C. Stanhope son of Mr. and Mrs. George Stanhope and Phyllis Comings, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carmi Comings of Highgate were united in marriage on Monday morning at 10 o’clock at All Saints by the Rev. Harold Barrett performing the single ring ceremony.

They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Andy Daudelen.

The bride wore a blue dress with blue accessories.

Mrs. Daudelen her attendant wore a light blue suit with white accessories.

Dinner was served following the ceremony at the home of the bride’s parents.


Mrs. E. J. Colcord and Mrs. H. F. Rustedt were hostesses at the miscellaneous shower at the home of Mrs. Rustedt on Thursday afternoon August 23rd in honor of the approaching marriage of Miss Jacqueline Elizabeth Brown to Paul Gleissner Morse. Dessert of angel cake, ice cream and coffee were served at two o’clock after which many lovely gifts were wheeled in on a tea wagon and presented to the bride-to-be for which Miss Brown very graciously thanked her friends.

The out of town guests included Mrs. Stanley Fisher, Mrs. Keith Brown, Mrs. Howard Hinman, Mrs. Carlton Hinman and Mrs. Wain Baker of Enosburg Falls, Mrs. P. L. Shangraw and Mrs. Leslie Mercer of St. Albans.

Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs. Brown entertained members of the bridal party at their home on Center Street immediately following the wedding rehearsal. During he evening Miss Brown presented her matron of honor with a string of pearls and her bridesmaids with Lucite compacts. Mr. Morse gave his best man a leather bill fold and the ushers were given silver watch chains. The groom’s gift to his bride was a corsage pin.


St. Albans Athletics won their 7th straight game of the season here Sunday from the Rabbits by a score of 9 to 2.

The Athletics collected 14 hits off Hamelin and Benoit and Richford was held to five hits. Lyle Newton of St. Albans pitched the first seven innings, holding the Rabbits scoreless until the seventh.

Five of the Rabbits got a hit a piece.

The game was played on wet grounds making it difficult for both teams due to this the Rabbits’ manager wishes a return game at Richford next Sunday. Richford plans to have a stronger team and the game should be nip and tuck.

Summaries for Sunday’s game

St. Albans, 9 runs, 14 hits, 1 error

Richford, 2 runs, 5 hits and two errors.

Batteries: St. Albans, Newton, Henderson, Comi and Guertin.

Richford, Hamlin, Benoit Bailey and Rowley.

September 6, JG


George Pomfrey, pastor

10:30 morning worship, theme “Pivot Battles in Life.”

Mrs. Helen Brown, organist, music by the choir.

11:45 church school, Mrs. Milton Spicer, superintendent

Friday evening September 7, the Woman’s Union will meet at the home of Mrs. E. F. Greene, Elm Avenue, at 7:30.


10 a. m. rally day, Miss Grace Hibbard organist. Anthem by the youth choir, offertory, saxophone solo by John Paul Jenne. Children’s story, sermon on religious education. Consecration service for the installation of officers and teachers of the church school.

Junior church instruction period to be taken by Mrs. Cecil Jones and Mrs. Randall Montgomery. Church school 11 a. m. A. M. classes opening for the year with the following officers and teachers.

Superintendent Mrs. H. A. Puffer.

Children’s division superintendent Ms. J. Kenneth Jenne

Beginners, Mrs. Carl Whitcomb, Mrs. H. Norris Bashaw.

First and second grade, Mrs. D. C. Pierce and Mrs. Ross Rowley.

Third and fourth grade Mrs. C. O. Jones, Mrs. Z. M. Whitman

Youth division superintendent D. C. Pierce, junior girls, Mrs. Eugene Gage, Mrs. Hollis Hastings.

Junior boys Mrs. Basil Hadlock, Mrs. Lida Baker.

Intermediate girls Mrs. George Bicknell, Mrs. Charles Bingham.

Intermediate boys, Donald Pierce and George Bicknell.

High school girls and boys, Mrs. A. J. Carr and Mrs. Alden Barup.

Adult division superintendent, Mrs. H. A. Puffer

Woman’s class, Mrs. Noah Fleury and Mrs. Ella Peao.

Men’s class Tobin Haggerty, Leon Going.

WSCS mother and daughter rally and covered dish supper on Wednesday September 12.

All women and girls of the parish are cordially invited and urged to come. Mrs. George Bicknell is chairman with an able committee. For further details see the front page of this paper.

ST. ANN’S CHURCH Rev. C. E. Scrimgeour, pastor, Sunday September 9-15 Sunday after Trinity.

7:30 p. m. evening prayer and sermon.


The Women’s Auxiliary of St. Ann’s invites all friends of the community to meet the Rev. and Mrs. Charles E. Scrimgeour at the parish hall, on Wednesday evening September 12 from 8 to 10 o’clock.

The Rev. and Mrs. Scrimgeour are leaving soon for their new home in Longale, Quebec.


Memorial services were held for PFC Donald M. Whitney on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Richford Methodist Church with the Rev. Carr officiating. The chancel was decorated with baskets of gladioli, gifts from friends and relatives.

The American Legion attended in a body.

Those from away to attend were Mrs. Fuller Baker of St. Albans, Rodman Marsh of North Troy, Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Spaulding and daughter, Mrs. Jesse Hooper and George Gillilan of Fletcher, Mrs. Harmon Spaulding of Burlington, and Mark Poissant of Enosburg Falls.

Private Whitney was born in Richford and was the son of Vern and the late Lola Marsh Whitney. He went overseas in 1944 and was taken prisoner by the Germans in the battle of the Bulge and died soon after the German surrender. He was a victim of generalized tuberculosis.

Besides his father he leaves his wife, Lillian Lucia Whitney; two small sons, Francis and Vern, two years and five months and George Olin, a year and six months of Howland, Maine also two brothers, S-Sgt Francis Whitney in the pacific and Roderick Whitney of Richford.


I wish to express my deep appreciation to all those who showed their expressions of sympathy by the gift of flowers for the memorial service and for the bond memorial given my two young sons in memory of their father, PFC Donald C. Whitney.


Almer C. Draper, seaman second class, USNR, of 64 Dewey Street, Richford is playing a role in a momentous event of American History. Severing on the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, he was present when the Japanese envoys came aboard to sign the final surrender document. General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander; Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Commander in chief of the pacific fleet, who signed the document for the United States; and other famous American Military and naval chiefs were present.

The 45,000 ton Missouri, named for the home state of President Truman, is one of the most powerful warships ever built. It is now the flagship of Admiral William F. Halsey, commander of the third fleet.


Mrs. Otis J. Gross announces the engagement of her daughter, Miss Elizabeth L. Gross, R. N. to Harry M. Stevenson, Jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry M. Stevenson Sr., of Newport, VT and Bethlehem, NH.

Miss Gross is assistant supervisor at the St. Albans hospital.

Mr. Stevenson was recently discharged from the U. S. Army, serving overseas in the 43 division for three years.


Following the recent OPA announcement of the closing of 30 of the 42 local war price and rationing boards in Vermont District Rationing Executive Lionel J. Leary recently disclosed that the issuance of sugar for home canning by boards will be discontinued on Wednesday, September 26. Leary said that all Vermont housewives who contemplate making application for home canning sugar this fall must do so before, Friday September 14, thus making it possible for their board to clear the application before Wednesday September 26, the closing date of this local board program. Any application made after the termination of the local board program will be accepted at the district office in Montpelier but can be approved only in cases of extreme hardship.


Mrs. Russell E. Nims, mother, teacher and youth worker, will be the guest speaker at the WSCS rally held at the Methodist Church on Wednesday evening September 12 at six o’clock. Mrs. Nims taught in Barre and Plainfield. She is well known for community leadership. Her husband is now principal of the Cambridge High School in Jeffersonville where they live. Her subject ill be along the lines of juvenile protection.

Hostesses will be Mrs. George Bicknell, Mrs. Alden Barup, Mrs. Harry Southward, Mrs. James Chase, Mrs. Ray Hoben, Mrs. Fred King, Mrs. J. Kenneth Jenne, Mrs. H. H. Macia, Mrs. L. D. Rowley, Ms. Arthur Todd, and Mrs. Gertrude Thayer and Mrs. Arestide Cummings who leads in the devotional period.

Vocal solo by Mrs. Walter W. Magoon.

A covered dish supper will be served at six o’clock to which all the women and girls of the parish are cordial invited. The committee asks that each person bring dishes, silver and an article of food, please.


After Labor Day, Monday September 3 the library will go back to the regular schedule, Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.


The enrollment in this district as compiled by Supt. Tobin Haggerty is given below, with the exception of Montgomery schools. Some of these schools did not open this week.

Richford Junior-Senior High School

1945 1944 1943 1942

Seventh grade 37 44 38 48

Eighth grade 41 32 36 30

Freshmen 40 39 37 32

Sophomores 40 25 24 36

Juniors 30 23 37 27

Seniors 22 36 24 26

Richford Graded School

Grade one 50 40 40 40

Grade two 35 36 35 42

Grade three 40 45 34 36

Grade four 35 34 50 34

Grade five 41 35 41 35

Grade six 35 35 44 36

Grade four & six overflow 27 27 23 23

East Richford 22 13 21

Richford Center 17 16 27 23

South Richford 10 9 10 9


Richford’s oldest person, and perhaps the oldest person in Franklin County, will celebrate her 99th birthday on Saturday September 8th.

Mrs. Hibbard is in good health, embroiders every day, reads the papers, wipes dishes and helps prepare the vegetables.

This paper extends its congratulations band best wishes.


Joseph Charles Maurice recently drowned at St. Petersburg, Florida is a brother of Alcide Maurice of Richford.

The victim was born in New Bedford, Maine and had lived in Sutton a number of years. After a short time in the Canadian Army he went to Florida where he was employed as a store clerk. He registered with the draft board in St. Albans.

The body was buried at Sutton.

News of his death has been withheld from his father, Ovilla Maurice who is seriously ill in a Montreal hospital.


The Richford Chapter FFA plans to hold the annual school fair Friday afternoon and evening, September 14 at the high school gym.

This is a community fair and all town and village people are asked to enter exhibits as well as school children.


After much hem-ing and haw-ing of the Richford Airport Committee, it comes as a pleasant and timely surprise that a seaplane made a fine landing and takeoff in the Millpond.

The committee rejected the Stanhope Flat-because it thought that the Flat would be like landing in a teacup, as one member of the committee said upon inquiry. Then this must be like landing in a teaspoon.

All along I have considered the Flat a very ideal spot for Richford’s airport-now there is no room for doubt. There is plenty of room for expansion from Steven’s Mills crossing to Bean’s farm and from the railroad track to the river and a seaplane landing there if wanted. The railroad is right here and a bus line will go through as soon as the East Richford-Jay road is completed.

Richford needs and must have its own airport here in Richford. Richford has failed so far in having the Freezer-Locker and other improvements because of blindness or selfishness or what have you, but it must not fail in having its own airport when it has this and other possible sites. Our young people-everyone in Richford has a right to advancement right here. It means work but no progress was ever made without work. Other places would require the same. Lucille V. Fecteau.


Properly prepared fresh vegetables, fruits and meats at regular meal times, plenty of water between meals, outdoor exercise an long hours of sleep go a long way toward keeping young digestive systems in order. But there are times when an occasional mild safe laxative may be necessary to promote regularity even in children

When you’re your child requires the help of a gentle laxative you can rely open Rexall Milk of Magnesia. Its creamy whiteness is indicative of its purity. It has no unpleasant “earthy” taste; that is why children take it with out fussing. For your protection Rexall Milk of Magnesia is tested and approved by the Department of Research and Control, United Rexall Company. Get Rexall Milk o Magnesia today from your Rexall Store have it on hand when you need it. Full pint—only 39 cents.

TAYLOR’S REXALL STORE, at the Bridge Richford


District of Franklin, ss: the honorable probate court for the district aforesaid:

To all persons interested in the estate of Luna B. Whitman late of Richford in said district, deceased, GREETINGS:

WHEREAS, said court has assigned the 2nd day of October next for examine and allowing the account of the administrator of the estate of said deceased and for a decree of the residue of said estate to the lawful claimants of the same, and ordered the public notice thereof be given to all persons interested in said estate be publishing this order three weeks successively previous to the day assigned in the Richford Journal Gazette, newspapers published at Richford in said district.

THEREFORE you are hereby notified to appear at the prorate office in St. Albans city in said district, on the day assigned a 10:30 o’clock in the forenoon, then and there to contest the allowance of said account if you see cause, and to establish you right as heirs, legatees and lawful claimants to said residue

Given under my hand this 4th day of September 1945 Wilma S. Williams, Judge.

NOW MORE THAN EVER REPLACEMENT values of buildings and contents are going up. Have you increased the amount of your insurance accordingly?

If you have any doubt about the adequacy of your insurance-better make sure! Ask this Hartford agency to check your policies NOW. Just all THE FRED H. KELLEY INSURANCE AGENCY, Richford.

EDSON CLARK has moved his family from his former home to the Mrs. H. H. Comings house. Alson Fletcher is moving from his farm to the Edson Clark home which he recently purchased.

MRS. GLENN CALDER of Central Square, NY was here over the holiday week end at the Calder home.

Guy Salisbury remains very ill at the St. Albans Hospital.

SWEATER TIME we are very fortunate to have a large stock of all wool sweaters sizes 7 to 46. $3.75 each.

SLIP ON SWEATERS WITH LONG SLEEVES. A large variety of colors sizes 34 to 40, $3.50 each.

Cardigans, all wool button styles in black, brown, red and yellow. Sizes 34 to 40 $5 each.

Button style, in black only, sizes 38 to 46 $5. Each.

We’re agents for Lagrow’s Cleaners & Dyers of St. Albans

THE MILLER STORE, Main Street Tel. 461 Richford

L. P. GIBNEY formally with James Calder Company has opened a PLUMBING AND HEATING BUSIESS at 45 Intervale Avenue, Richford, Phone 2754

MRS. DONALD FIFE has returned home from St. Albans where she was called because her daughter, Mrs. Leonard Lampman, Jr. had an operation at the St. Albans Hospital. He grandson, Peter, came home with where she expects to return to St. Albans the last of the week Mrs. Lampman’s conduction is satisfactory. The Lampmans recently moved to St. Albans from Richford as he received his discharge from the Army.

RODMAN MARSH of North Troy spent he week end and Labor Day with Vern Whitney.

Vern Whitney received a letter last Saturday stating his son, Francis Whitney, somewhere in the Pacific has been promoted from sergeant to staff sergeant and he had been awarded the bonze star for meritorious service performed in Okinawa.

HERBERT C. COMINGS, USN is home on a 32 day leave. He will report to Seattle, Washington for re-assignment.

MRS. DONALD FIFE has returned home from St. Albans where she was called because her daughter, Mrs. Leonard Lampman, Jr. had an operation at the St. Albans hospital. Her grandson, Peter, came home with her. She expects to return to St. Albans the last of the week. Mrs. Lampman’s condition is satisfactory. The Lampman’s recently moved to St. Albans from Richford as he received his discharge from the army.

In ceremonies held during the past month, the 100th division of the 7th army in Germany has made a total of 21 awards to Vermont men for their action during the division’s tough campaigns in France, Alsace, and Germany. Prior to VE day. Staff Sgt. Gerald Pouliot was among this group to receive a bronze star.

Two more boys are called to report for the physical net Monday. The names are Paul Libbey and Frederick Deuso.

LT. AND MRS. CHARLES YOUNG and son Charles have been guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ulric Young. Lt. Young has just returned from European area and was 6 days out headed for the Pacific Area when V - J Day arrived. The convoy was turned around and returned to the states.

SEAMAN SECOND CLASS John Parsons of Davisville, RI visited his wife and two sons here last Friday.

MAURICE WHITEHEAD has arrived home after serving overseas in the ETO.

PHILIP HUMPHREY, seaman first class of Baltimore, MD is passing a ten day leave here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Humphrey. Mrs. Philip Humphrey expects to remain at home as he is expecting a transfer soon.

ENSIGN ROCKWOOD REED who is located at Grosse Isle, Mich. is passing a ten day leave here with Mrs. Reed at the Going home.

B. R. ALBERT of Springfield, Mass. flew here in a seaplane, Tuesday and landed in the river above the dam. This is the first person that has visited us in a seaplane that anyone can recall.

FIRST LIEUTENANT and Mrs. Howard S. Twitchell of Houston, Texas and Carl S. Twitchell of Newington, Conn. are gusts of Mrs. John Coan and Mr. and Mrs. Ford Bickford and are spending time here and at camp at Lake Carmi. Mrs. Carl S. Twitchell and son, John who have been spending the summer here expect to return to Newington with them.

PVT. BERNARD ARCHAMBAULT has received his discharge form the army after serving overseas and he has returned home.


In a recent letter received from the National Headquarters of Bundles for America in regard to the meeting of the Board of Directors held August 30 it was decided that Bundles for America, be dissolved and cease operations as a National War Emergency Relief organization. All activities will terminate by September 30, 1945.

This action was taken due to the unexpected early cessation of all hostilities.

The knitting chairman asks that all persons having finished garments please hand them in at once and that all unfinished garments be finished and handed in as soon as possible and not later than September 30.


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Paquet of 29 Crescent Avenue, Riverside, RI announces the engagement of their daughter, Katharine Margery Paquet to Kenneth George Hathaway, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Hathaway also of Riverside.

Miss Paquet was born in St. Albans and attended schools in Vermont and was a former resident of Richford before moving to Riverside in February 1940.

Mr. Hathaway attended schools in Riverside and enlisted on February 13, 1941 in the Rhode Island National Guard. Corporal Hathaway served three years overseas with the 43rd Signal Corp. He was slightly wounded during the landing of Lingayen Gulf in the Philippines Islands, on January 9, 1945 for which he received the Purple Heart. He received his honorable discharge form the U. S. Army on August 8.

The wedding will take place in October.


Carol Morse, Dale Gross and Hollis Blodgett are attending high school this year.

Mrs. Mabel Wright of Waterville visited her brothers, Llewellyn and Bide Wright and her sister, Etta Johnson last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Longley of Richford who recently purchased Mahlon Blodgett’s home have moved into it. Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Blodgett have moved to Edwin Brown’s house.

Mr. and Mrs. Everett Royce of Connecticut, Gail Royce and son of St. Johnsbury were week end guests in the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Royce.

Mrs. Eva Durkee of Postmills visited Mrs. Eva Durkee last week.

School started September 4 with Mrs. Marie Perry as teacher.

Miss Dorothy Vincent of Richford visited her sister, Mrs. Alex Racine a few days last week.

Mrs. Clara Hagan of Maine and Charles Boardman visited Mrs. Mahlon Blodgett from Thursday until Sunday.

Services in the church of the Nazarene will be Sunday, September 9, with Sunday school at 2:30 p. m. and church service at 3.

MISS LEONA DOW left Labor Day for Barre to resume her teaching position there.

MISS HELEN BAKER left here the 4th for Malden Mass. where she has employment.

MRS. JOSEPH THACKERAY and two children and Mrs. Georgia Boright who have been spending the summer at the Boright Homestead have returned to Athens, Ohio with Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Boright who spent the week end here.

Mr. And Mrs. Alson Esty and two children have returned from Connecticut and expect to remain here. Mr. Esty will resume his position in the Esty Hardware Store.

Mrs. James Prue who has been in St. Albans hospital for several weeks returned home last Wednesday.

MISS BERNICE MOSIER is back at the Smith’s Store after a month’s vacation in camp near Montreal.

THE RICHFORD HOME DEMONSTRATION meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Ruth Corliss, September 13, subject “oven meals.” Miss Hyde plans to attend.

A SON, ALSON CHARLES was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Bashaw at the St. Albans Hospital September 3. Mrs. Bashaw will be remembered as Miss Arwin Fletcher.

A DAUGHTER, Leah Louise, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm McBryde of East Enosburg at the Stanley Nursing home September 1.

ALL MEMBERS of the band are urged to attend a meeting at their room next Monday evening at 7:30 September 10.

STOVES ARE HARD TO GET, we have on hand:

Andes range, with or without reservoir.

Glenwood Coal Heaters

Conservator coal heaters.

Stove pipe, elbows and fittings.

Pre-war prices, buy now


Dial 335, Richford.

MISS ELLEN ROWLEY left Wednesday for Minneapolis, Minn. where she will teach in the Northrop Collegiate School, a private school for girls. Miss Rowley has been taking special training this summer at Laval University in preparation for this appointment.

MARY BURNHAM left Tuesday for Hartford, Conn. to visit a few days before entering school at Franklin, Mass. Mrs. George Burnham went to Franklin to make the arrangements.


2 shows every night starting at 7 p. m. adults 35 cents including tax and children 16 cents including tax.

Sunday & Monday September 9 & 10 CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT staring Barbara Stanwyk and Dennis Morgan.

Tuesday September 11, bargain night, Adults 20 cents including tax and children 16 cents including tax. DARK WATER starring Merle Oberon and Franchot Tone.

Wednesday & Thursday September 12 & 13. CASANOVA BROWN, starring Gary Cooper and Theresa Wright.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, September 14 & 15, double feature, MAN FROM MUSIC MOUNTAIN, a re-release staring Gene Autry, co-feature CHICAGO KID staring Donald Barry and Lynn Roberts.

September 13, JG


Fire destroyed a big cow barn on the Ladies McAllister farm located at Richford Center late Friday afternoon about 5 o’clock.

That afternoon they had completed their haying and had unloaded the last load of hay. Before getting the cows for milking they had gone to the house and upon returning found the barn in flames.

They were able to save a few small parts to the milking machine but most of it was burned along with other barn tools and a truck. The barn not only contained their entire hay crop but also their oats and grain. The milk cooler was removed form the near by milk house. The fire department was called and saved the milk house and other buildings on the farm from burning.

Mr. McAllister does not plan to rebuild until next spring. At present he plans to sell his cows.

The loss was partially covered by insurance.


The local FFA is holding their annual school fair this Friday afternoon and evening, September 14 at the gym.

This is not only a school fair but it is also a community fair and in order for it to be a success the town and village people should cooperate more and enter exhibits. Last year very little interest was taken in the fair so of course a very poor exhibit was given. We hope this year every one will try to help make this fair a bigger one. Several years ago the Home Economics Department and the FFA boys really put on a nice fair with plenty of exhibits and fun for everyone. Let’s try to do the same thing this year.

Food sale will be held in the evening.


C. H. Davis has purchased the Gilman’s second hand store merchandise and is moving all the used furniture to the former Ezra LaFleur store near the park. Mr. Davis has been living in Berkshire, but will move here and conduct the business. He has taken out a real estate license and will conduct the business along with used furniture.

Gilman has retained all the new merchandise and will add a line of electric appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, white sinks, etc. New merchandise is expected in soon.


Sgt. William Kittell son of Mrs. Guy Kittell and Pvt. Barbara Fortier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fortier were united in marriage at Camp Miles Standish, Mass. September 5th.

Sgt. Kittell has just returned form overseas from the Italian front and is now getting his discharge papers.

Pvt. Fortier has been a WAC in the armed forces for more than a year.


War time will be abolished as of September 30 congress leaders have decided.

The house interstate committee voted without dissent for a bill to end “fast” time at 2 a. m. September 30.

Senators said similar action would be taken on their side of the capitol soon and there seemed little doubt that both chambers would approve the bill.

Clocks thus will be turned back 1 hour. They were advanced an hour on January 20, 1942 as a war measure, intended to increase daylight hours of production and to save fuel, light and power.

FIRST Lieutenant Philip Brown is spending a furlough at the home of his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Roy D. Brown, Lt. Brown has just returned form Germany where he has been serving in the Third Army. He will report to Fort Jackson, SC at the end of his furlough.

SGT. ARNOLD DREW who is stationed at Maxwell, Field, Alabama is spending his furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earle Drew.

RAY WEST went to Rutland last Wednesday to enlist in the U. S. Navy. He will report at Springfield, Mass. Monday September 17, from there he’ll be sent to Naval Training station in Bainbridge, MD.

MAJOR LESTER L. WOODWARD has been promoted to Lt. Col., at the Alexandria, LA army air field, where he has served as director of administration and station services since last September. Lt. Col. Woodward is the son of Mrs. Dora Woodward of this place.

MASTER SARGEANT George Tetreault of Two Rock Ranch, Petaluma, California is spending a few days at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tetreault.

AMONG THE 35 Franklin County citizens called for pre induction physical examination at Rutland at 7:30 p. m. Monday September 17 are John C. Colver, Basil Rogers, Albert Fecteau and Quentin Janes of this place.

PVT. CARLTON LUMBRA who has returned form overseas is enjoying a 30 day furlough at his home here.

SGT. CLIFTON KINSLEY of Randolph Field, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. Rawson Kittredge of Hancock, Raymond Sharpe and Miss Fay Marquette of Montreal were recent guests in the home of Valmore Martin.

Miss Cecile Martin has been visiting in Hancock.

STG. RICHARD WRIGHT of Leominster, Mass. has been visiting his grandmother, Mrs. Homer Noyes. He has just returned form overseas where he served as Chaplin’s aide where he has been for over two years.


The group met September 11 at the home of Mrs. Don Woodward at South Richford.

Mrs. Woodward and Mrs. Zepher Fletcher were hostesses. A pot luck dinner was served to 11 members, 2 visitors and 6 children.

The subject of the meeting was “Streamlining Household tasks and keeping fit for farm work.”

A demonstration was given on baking powdered biscuits.

Our group is going to make woolen pieced Afghans and some will make more knitted squares, and scrap books for the soldiers in hospital.

We will have a food sale, September 15 at the Electric Light office. There will be baked beans (please bring your own container for these) brown bread, rolls, cup cakes, cakes, cookies and doughnuts.

Our next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Arthur Doe on the Hardwood Hill road October 2. Mrs. Alice Garrow, News Reporter.


Last Sunday afternoon the fire companies from

Enosburg Falls, East Berkshire and Richford met at East Berkshire for a joint hook up of fire equipment.

The water situation is bad right now and in case of a fire, it might be best to pump water from a river or brook. The test was made to iron out and difficulties in making a three team connection and pumping from a river or brook.

The test was made on the Moffatt flat near the Anderson Bridge on Trout River. The East Berkshire pump was used at the river in the fist test and later the Richford pump sucked it out of the river. The Enosburg pump was located at the delivery end and in the middle during the tests.

No fire company put out all their hose, but the object was to test the hook up, pick up pressure and to prove that they can reach any home in East Berkshire.

Both Enosburg and Richford left skeleton crews at their home station in case of a fire while their pumpers were away.


Nearly one hundred people gathered at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church Wednesday evening to extend greetings and best wishes to Rev. Scrimgeour who has resigned as rector, and Mrs. Scrimgeour. In the receiving line were the Scrimgeours, the senior warden, A. R. Purdy and Mrs. Purdy, the junior warden, Tom O’Brien and Mrs. O’Brien. Following the reception refreshments of punch, cookies and frosted cakes were served.

The church vestry was decorated with garden flowers.


Forty one divorce cases and 38 civil suits are on the calendar for the Franklin County Court session which opens Tuesday.

Judge Stephen S. Cushing will preside with judges A. T. Collins of Swanton and C. L. Boss of Highgate as assistants.

The list of jurors, who are to report at 9 a. m. the following Monday from Richford is:

Leon Going and Leila Macia.

TAYLOR’S REXALL STORE, at the bridge, Richford

Antiseptic mouth wash contains: Boric acid, benzoic acid, thymol, eucalyptol, menthol, methyl, salicylate, oil of thyme and alcohol.

Mi31 is a very effective mouth wash, breath deodorant, garge or first aid dressing or as an antiseptic for itching scalp in addition to many other uses.

Mi31 solution kills germs on contact when used full strength or in three minutes when diluted with an equal quality of water. Thus you get economy in Mi31 for in all uses it may not be necessary to use it full strength. When used full strength as directed, Mi31 solution will not harm delicate body tissues.

Mi31 solution is sold exclusively at Rexall Stores.


Whether it’s home for a furlough or back to camp or for your vacation-make sure your funds are safe by using American Express Travelers Checques.

Your funds are spend able wherever you are and should your checques be lost, stolen or destroyed, you will be refunded promptly for the loss.

You may now send funds to those in the service, so that they may have a better furlough. Let us explain this new service.

RICHFORD SAVINGS BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


What is known as the Corliss farm, owned and operated by Robert Corliss, 2 miles from Richford on good gravel road.

Twenty eight milking cows. As good a diary as there is in Franklin County-10 heifers, coming two; 9 calves, 3 horses, milking machine, cemented stables, water buckets, milk cooler; electric lights in house and barn.

Hot and cold water and bath rooms in house. House has asbestos shingles outside. Iron roofs.

All farming tools including manure spreader in No. 1 shape.

Sugar place with 700 trees about 400 buckets. Some soft timber, plenty of wood for home use.

Priced to sell, see ANDREW BESSETTE, RICHFORD, VT.

A BETTER METHOD YOU CANNOT deposit your buildings, household goods, automobile or merchandise in the bank! But you can protect your investment in all these valuables by insuring them. There is no safeguard more effective than a policy issued by a strong dependable insurance company. THE FRED H. KELLEY INSURANCE AGENCY, RICHFORD.

MISS KATHERINE WETHERBY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wetherby completed her three years nurses training at the St. Albans hospital, Saturday September 8. She spent Sunday at home and returned Monday to St. Albans hospital where she is employed for the present.



LEO J. PAPINEAU is residing in the Jay Colcord house on Center street; the Misses Kathleen McFeeters and Harrit Gebbie are in Travers apartment; Miss Leona Desautel is boarding at Edgar Plante’s; Miss Virginia Bingham at Mrs. E. F. Greene’s; Miss Margaret Westman at Mrs. Annie Benoit’s and Miss Etta Fulsom is at the New American house.

THE ROAD MATERIAL which has been going through our streets for the past week or more is being used to grade and repair the “Nation Road” near the Enright section.

AMONG senior nurses receiving black bands at the St. Albans hospital this week were Janice Simmons and Hilda Goodhue, both of this village.

MRS. CLAIRE EMMA BOUSQUET was among those who recently took out her citizenship in St. Albans court.

MISS ESTHER ARCHAMBAULT of Torrington, Conn. has been passing a week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Archambault.

Miss Theresa Archambault has entered Sacred Heart convent in Newport where she will take a post graduate course.

IT IS REPORTED that Lynwood Gibney will move into the Scofield house on Church Street and George Burnham into the one that was vacated by Gibney.


FOR SALE 2 HOUSES on Powell Street, the Mattimore house and the Tenement house adjoining.

Must be removed from the lots within 5 weeks, THE SWEAT-COMINGS COMPANY.

BICKFORD farm & home service, KITCHEN RANGE, OIL BURNERS, complete white enamel, cabinet unit sinks, and cupboards, will arrive soon see us before our supply is sold. 50 River Street, Richford.

Charles Lawliss expects to leave MONDAY FOR Manlius, NY where he will enter the Manlius School for boys.

ROB READ left this Thursday for the Mary Fletcher Hospital where he expects to have an operation

LEONARD GARROW returned home from St. Albans hospital September 5. He wishes to thank everyone for the cards and other gifts.

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN of all ages just received at Taylor’s Rexall Store.

Tobacco of practically all the best brands now in stock. Buy one to five dozen while it lasts. Taylor’s Rexall Store.

ARDELL GUILMETTE was one of the ten boys and girls in the county who has worked in the Sears Garden contest.

THE REGULAR MEETING of the masons will be held next Monday evening no work is announced.

THE REGULAR MEETING of OES will be Thursday September 20 at 8 p. m. at the Masonic Hall. There will be entertainment and refreshments.

REV. AND MRS. GEORGE POMFREY, Mrs. Milton Spicer, Mrs. Robert Calder, Mrs. Gilman Deyette and Mrs. George Wright attended the Minister’s seminary and Women’s House party at Montpelier last Thursday.


There were 171 nursing visits made during July and August. Four were ante partum, three deliveries, 13 post partum, 13 new born, 62 non-communicable, 41 infant supervisions, 27 pre school health services, 1 social service and one unclassified.

Three weeks vacation was taken during these two months.

27 children completed their diphtheria immunizations by getting their second injections in July. Jeannette Tetreault, R. N.


Last Saturday was made very happy for me by you, my neighbors and friends. I want to thank you all for sending me flowers, letters, cards and for your friendly calls. It made my 99th birthday a very happy occasion. Mrs. Lucy Hibbard.


I wish to express my deep and sincere appreciation to all those who remembered me with letters and cards, also to the Methodist Church, the O. E. S. my neighbors and the individuals who sent me flowers. Mrs. Helen Owen Prue.


I wish to express my appreciation to the many friends, who remembered me with flowers and messages during my stay in the hospital and especially to the kind neighbors for the beautiful sunshine baskets given me. Please except my sincere thanks. Edith Benoit.

NEW FALL GOODS IN, new fall dresses, wool and rayon. Sweaters, blouses, shoes, LEROY F. SMITH’S, dial 2021, Richford, Vermont.


2 shows every night, starting at 7:00 p. m. adults 35 cents including tax and children 16 cents including tax.

Sunday & Monday September 16 and 17. A BELL FOR ADANO staring Gene Tierney, John Hodiak and William Bendix.

Tuesday night, bargain night, adult’s 20 cents including tax, children 16 cents including tax.

THREE IS A FAMILY staring Marjorie Reynolds, Charles Ruggles and Fay Bainter.

Wednesday & Thursday September 19 & 20 WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? In Technicolor, staring Fred MacMurray, Joan Leslie and June Haver.

Friday and Saturday September 21 & 22 double feature.

ESCAPE IN THE DESERT staring Helmut Dantine, Jean Sullivan and Philip Dorn. Co feature ROUGH RIDIN’ JUSTICE, staring Charles Starrett.

AUCTION Carl McAllister’s farm, on South Richford Hill, 3 miles from Richford.

Saturday, September 22 at 1 o’clock sharp the following personal property 35 HEAD OF CATTLE all colors, 25 grade Jerseys all milking now. Starting to freshen late fall and early winter. 1 2 year old Jersey bull; 3 three year old heifers, 3 two year old heifers; 3 yearling heifers, pasture bred.

These cattle are all young except one. TB and blood tested. This is one of the good grade diaries in Richford. Also several lead in cattle and horses. Terms Cash, sale positive, rain or shine. D. E. Hutchinson auctioneer, phone Richford 2402, Aldis McAllister, Richford, VT.

GERALD AND LAURA MCALLISTER who were convalescing in the Mary Fletcher hospital following an automobile accident have returned home.

ARTHUR MARTIN who recently under went a serious operation at the St. Albans hospital has been discharged and is at the home of Mrs. Zeb Lavalley in St. Albans.

WEDNESDAY EVENING August 28 seventeen friends of Mrs. Beatrice Allen gathered in honor of her birthday. Delicious refreshments were served and Mrs. Allen was the recipient of many lovely gifts. The guests were entertained with singing by three youngsters who were the guests in the Allen home.

MRS. REGINALD ROWLEY has gone to Burlington where she will resume her teaching.

Miss Cecile Martin has been visiting in Hancock.

MISS GERTRUDE NOYES of Springfield, Mass. is visiting in the home of her mother, Mrs. Homer Noyes and sister, Mrs. James Chase.

MISS MAVIS BASHAW and Miss Evelyn Martin entered UVM last Wednesday for a preparatory course before entering Cadet Nursing.

A SON WAS BORN to Mr. and Mrs. Alan Heald, August 30th.

MR. AND MRS. HARRY BUZZELL have moved from the Ralph Ruiter house on Hamilton Place to the Burdett Colver farm.

MR. AND MRS. RALPH SIMMONS have sold their house on Richard Street to Reed Manosh of North Troy. Possession to be given October 1.


A family reunion took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G

George Paxman at South Richford, Sunday September 2.

Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Doe, Marjorie and Walter of North Troy; M. and Mrs. Aubrey Doe, Madeline, Evelyn and Norman of East Berkshire; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Doe, Roger Raymond, Shirley, Beverly Joyce and Ernestine of Montgomery;

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur and Hibbard Doe of Richford; Mr. and Mrs. Douglass Wallace, Bruce, Shelia, Carol and Joan of Greenfield, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Thilbault, Charles and Richard of St. Albans; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Doe of South Richford; Mrs. Everett Jones and Sandra of Morrisville; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Paxman, Gloria, Nancy and Gerald of Montgomery and Hattie Paxman of South Richford.

A very pleasant day was enjoyed by all.


10:30 morning worship theme “Going to School.”

Mrs. Helen Brown organist, solo by Geraldine Shover and music by the choir.

11:45 church school with Mrs. Milton Spicer, superintendent.


2:30 divine worship theme “When “Saul began to think with Jesus.”

Message by Mrs. Pomfrey

Mrs. Gertrude Robarge, organist and young people’s choir director. 3:30 church school, Charles Gross superintendent.


Sunday September 16, 16th Sunday after trinity.

10:45 a. m. morning prayer and sermon.


10 a. m. Miss Grace Hibbard, organist. Anthem by the adult choir, offertory piano duet “
”The Lost Chord” by Miss Ruby Corliss and Mrs. R. A. Reynolds. Children’s story, sermon. The junior church instruction period will be in charge of Mrs. Alden Barup.

Church school at 11 a. m. Mrs. Gertrude Puffer, superintendent.

All classes got under way last Sunday with a very good attendance, including on the staff are Mrs. Ray Hoben, Cradle Roll superintendent and Mrs. Clarence Whitcomb, superintendent of the home department.

The adult choir rehearses on Saturday evening at seven. The membership train class meets on Sunday afternoon at four.


Two events are already scheduled for the week: the annual meeting of the Richford Methodist Church and the opening of the Leadership Training school at Enosburg. The courses offered in the school are: “Youth at Worship,” “Teaching Children in the small church,” women’s work in the local church, “Personal Religious living,” and “Recreational Leadership.” The program is planned to meet needs of nay and all persons actively interested in the church in the area may enroll.

September 20, JG


George J. Lavender died in his sleep about 1:30 a. m. Monday. He had been in poor health for some time but was considered better. He played cards with his family until late Sunday night and retired as usual. Mrs. Lavender heard a slight noise about 1:30 a. m. and found him dead.

Mr. Lavender was born in Indian Orchard, Mass. November 10, 1878. He moved to Enosburg Falls with his parents when he was a small boy and spent most of his time there. Fort he last few years he has lived in Richford.

December 24, 1899 he married Stella Deuso and six children were born to them. He leaves his wife; one son, Felix of Richford; four daughters, Mrs. Olin (Clotilda) Lucia of Howland, Maine, Mrs. Herman (Cecile) Longe of Brattleboro, Mrs. Anthony (Ordelia) Poissant Enosburg Falls, and Mrs. George (Mary) Mayotte. Another son, Francis, was killed in Germany last spring.

The deceased also leaves one sister, Mrs. Adelore Meunier of Winooski; one brother, Joseph, Brattleboro; one Aunt Mrs. Ed. Benoit of St. Albans; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mr. Lavender was a moving picture operator for many years and discontinued this work last spring because of poor health. He did some work in his shoe repair shop.

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, September 19 at 9:30 a. m. at All Saints with Rev. H. C. Barrett officiating.

The bearers were J. E. Martel, Oswald Vincent, Lawrence Lavalla, George Chappell, Raymond Lavery and Jay Lumbra.

Those from out of town to attend the funeral services were: Mr. and Mrs. Leo Poissant and son Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Poissant and son, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Poissant and son, Mr. and Mrs. Carmi Garrow, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bouchard, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bashaw, Mrs. Levi Young, Mrs. Julia Curtain, Mrs. Susan Mackres, Mrs. Marion Hall, Gustave Edoin, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Benoit, Mrs. Elson Barter, Mrs. Fred Lafley and Mrs. Vera Larose all of Enosburg Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Adelord Meunier and family of Winooski; Leon Deuso, Mr. and Mrs. Sid Way of Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. George Lumbra, Mrs. Frank Deuso, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Lumbra, Mrs. Hardy Lumbra, Mrs. Homer Touchette of Montgomery Center; Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Murray of Montgomery, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Chabot of St. Albans; Mrs. Olin Lucia of Howland Maine; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Longe and family, Mrs. Amelia Lavender and son, Miss Shirley Lucia and Lawrence Lavalla of Brattleboro; Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Hart.

The burial services took place in the family lot in St. John the Baptist cemetery, Enosburg Falls, with Rev. R. E. Blais officiating.

Card of Thanks

We wish the express our sincere thanks for the spiritual and floral tributes and for all the kind acts shown to us in our recent bereavement by our neighbors and friends.

Mrs. Stella Lavender

Felix Lavender, Mr. and Mrs. Olin Lucia

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Longe

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Poissant

Mrs. George Mayotte


Rev. and Mrs. C. E. Scrimgeour wish to thank the members of St. Ann’s and St. Matthew’s for the splendid farewell reception and for the lovely gifts received; especially the President of the Woman’s Auxiliaries, and the chairmen and members of the committees in charge; also for the many letters, telephone message and expressions of regret at their departure from Richford to reside at 270 St. Laurent Street, Longueil, Quebec, about October 1st.


It is announced that the 41st annual meeting of District No. 8 Order Eastern Star will be held with the Missisquoi Chapter No. 51 in Richford, Wednesday, October 10th.


Francis D. Rhodes, age 18, was killed in an automobile accident about 1:30 Wednesday morning. Gerald Laden of Enosburg Falls was the driver of the Plymouth sedan. Other occupants of the car were Sherman Shover, Mrs. Charles Broe, and Carroll Bashaw, all of Richford.

The party was returning from a dance in Swanton when the driver became blinded by approaching lights just as he was passing the Crampton crossing in the edge of East Berkshire village and the car went into the ditch. In some manner the rear door of the car was thrown open and young Rhodes was partially thrown through the open door and was pinned between the car and the bank. None of the other occupants were injured.

Dr. H. D. Hinman of Enosburg Falls was called and the body was removed by the Powell & Comings ambulance.

State Motor vehicle inspector Alexander was called who made an investigation.

Francis D. Rhodes was medically discharged form the navy September 12. When in training an accident sent him to the hospital for 12 weeks which caused his discharge. He had decided to attend high school and began a course at the RHS this week Tuesday.

He leaves his father, Morton F. Rhodes, and mother, Mrs. Charles Broe and step father, Pvt. Charles Broe. He also leaves one half brother Ernest 7; and a half sister, Judith Ann, eleven months.

A military funeral will be held at All Saints this Friday morning at 9:30, Rev. Harold C. Barrett in charge. Basil Hadlock commander, will have charge of the arrangements for the military part of the funeral. Burial will be in Sheldon.


The first frost this fall was on Monday morning September 17. The ground was white and the thermometer stood at about 30 above.


About 2:45 this Thursday afternoon the young son of Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Messier of Powell Street fell into the river. Little James was playing with his dog by the power house in the rear of the Sweat-Comings plant when he slid off an ash heap into the swirling current. The fire department and the Enosburg Falls Rescue Squad were called to recover the body. The body had not been found.


On Friday afternoon and evening, September 14 the high school gym was the scene of the annual school fair sponsored by the local FFA. Under the direction of Donald C. Pierce; the Future Farmers of America presented a large number of exhibits that were well arranged and of varied interest.

The highpoint of the fair was the food auction at the close of ht evening with Don. E. Hutchinson keeping up the enthusiasm. Pies, cakes, rolls, doughnuts, cookies, baked beans and vegetables were sold to the highest bidder. George Godin held the lucky number which entitled him to a four layer cake made by Mrs. Berkeley Richardson and decorated with “FFA FAIR 1945.” The chances ont eh cake brought $21.70 and those on the poultry $45. Two hens donated by Berkeley Richardson went to Mrs. Jessie Hitchcock; two pullets and a cockerel donated by Walter Magoon were won by Oscar Mayhew.

In the lower part of the gym the livestock was featured. Of special interest were the tailless heifer and a calf born by artificial insemination on the Leland Stanley farm. In the same section were dogs, kittens, hens, doves, rabbits, ducks and riding ponies exhibited by the students.

There were many tables covered with hobby collections that drew a great deal of attention. Included were souvenirs of service men, wood carvings, buttons, model airplanes, match covers and banners. This was the largest display of hobbies that has been seen at the school fair.

As we stated last week this was to be a community fair and the following businesses helped to carry out that theme: Atlas Plywood displayed veneer; Blue Seal Feed Company had several kinds of feeds, Sweat-Comings exhibited a bedroom suite; Gilpin Printing Company showed mats, cuts and a series of issues of the Searchlight; Lightning Evaporator Company displayed their equipment; the Ryerson sisters had examples of their embroidery; the Vermont Handle Company exhibited bobbins and Marcy’s Feed Store had a large display of Larro Feeds and farm remedies.

The home economics girls under Miss Harriet Gebbie sold refreshments including hot dogs, popsicles, ice cream, pop corn and orangeade.

In one end of the gym there were a few games of chance.

Among the hardy vegetables on display were beets, corn, peppers, potatoes, squash, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumbers, onions, shell beans, tomatoes and turnips. The Girl Scouts had a handiwork table. There were exhibits of eggs, maple sugar, canned food, crocheting and other fancy work. The whole left side of the gym was given over to the flower display with zinnias, gladioli, asters, pansies, snapdragons, mingled in with an amassment of mums, rubber plants, roses and cacti. Much of the success of the fair is due to this beautiful exhibition of fall flowers.

1945 brought a successful school fair. It was well organized, arranged and attended. Regret was expressed at the lack of canned food and handiwork usually displayed but perhaps they will be even more abundant next year. It was a community affair that proved to be of interest to all ages.


The Richford branch of Bundles for America is closing their rooms and are completing their business this week.

Because of the lace of sewers they have a few things on hand which hey want to turn into cash so that the money can be turned into the bundles and they in turn are giving it to Army and Navy Relief.

They have a few men’s shirts, suitable to be made over into boy’s blouses, one or two coats, several boxes of pieces suitable for rug making, both woolen and cotton.

All this material will be sold very cheaply as the rooms must be cleaned out by Saturday night. The committee will be in the rooms over the fire station every day thought Saturday from 2:30 to 4:30 p. m.


Monday was a gala day at the Webster plant here when about 30 visitors were guests of the company for an all day meting with recreation and sports. Sales force meeting was called at 10 o’clock in the office when business was the order. This was followed by inspection of the plant.

Lunch was served at the New American House at noon to 35 office employees of the company. The afternoon was given over to sports and recreation at the Richford Country Club. Golf was the order of the day although Dean K. Webster, senior president of the company took on all comers at quoits.

The evening program followed dinner at the New American House when prizes were given to winners in golf and quoits pitching. Story telling and good fellowship continued until 8 o’clock when the group broke up and each departed to his home feeling that it had been a day very worthwhile day.

Those who came from the Lawrence office were Dean K. Webster, Jr., President; Dean K. Webster, Jr., Treasurer; Dean K. Webster, III; Walter N. Webster, Production Manager; Frank Peterson, Sales director; Raeburn B. Hathaway, Credit Supervisor; Charles C. Larrabbee, Dairy Specialist; Ronald Sherburne, Poultry Specialist; Dr. Harold Harshaw, Director of Nutrition; Harold E. McClure, chemist; and Fred Colby, Boston Grain Exchange.

Salesmen-Benjamin Wood, NH; Joseph Boardman, Mass; N. H. Lyle Johnson, Central Vermont; Frank Stackpole, Central Vermont; Herbert Banks, retail; Joseph Hudson, Northern Vermont and NH; Phillip Strout, Southern Maine; Colon Strout, Southern, Mass; R. L. Ray Jenkins, southern NH; Richard Macey, Conn; Harvey Pineo, Central, Mass; Sanford Horskins, experimental farm; Charles Cavell, Manager Farmers Grain Company, Littleton, Mass; Mr. Fiske, Northern, Maine; Don Henry, Manager Jones Grain Company, Goffstown, NH.

Representing the Richford plant were Colin Coombs, Jack Salisbury, Atlee Clark, Luther Selby and Charles Austin.

Charles Lafrenier and A. W. Carpenter of the Shelburne Company were present; also Edson Clark of the Richford Grain Company was present.


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District of Franklin, ss:

The honorable probate court for the district aforesaid:

To the heir and all persons interested in the estate of Alice M. Mattimore late of Richford in said district, deceased,


WHEREAS, application has been made to the court in writing by the administrator praying for license and authority to sell all of real estate of said deceased to wit: lot of land with buildings thereon, situated on the northerly side of Powell Street in the village of Richford, in said district, representing to said court that it would be beneficial to the heirs and all persons interested in the estate of said deceased, to sell said real estate and convert the same into money.

And bringing into court the consent and approbation in writing of all the heirs to said estate residing in this state, and setting forth the situation of the real estate.

WHEREUPON, the said court appointed and assigned the 2nd day of October 1945 at 10 a. m. at the probate office in St. Albans city in said district, to hear and decide upon said application and petition and ordered public notice thereof to be given to all persons interested therein by publishing said order, together with the time and place of hearing, three weeks successively in the Richford-Journal Gazette and Enosburg Standard, newspaper which circulate in the neighborhood of those persons interested in said estate all of which publications shall be previous to the day assigned for hearing.

THEREFORE, you are hereby notified to appear before said court, at the time and place assigned, then and there in said court to make your objections to the granting of such license, if you see cause.

Given under my hand at the city of St. Albans in said district, this 7th day of September 1945. Wilma S. Williams, Judge.


Carl McAllister’s farm on South Richford Hill, 3 miles from Richford.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 at 1 p. m. sharp.

The following personal property, 35 HEAD OF CATTLE, all colors, 25 cows, grade Jerseys, all milking now. Starting to freshen late fall and early winter.

1 two year old Jersey bull; 3 three year old heifers, 3 two year old heifers; 3 yearling heifers, pasture bred.

These cattle are all young except one. TB and blood tested. This is one of the good grade diaries in Richford. Also several lead-in cattle and horses.


D. E. Hutchinson, Auctioneer, phone Richford 2402. Aldis McAllister, Richford, VT.







10:30 morning worship: Theme: “The Challenge of Today.”

Mrs. Helen Brown, organist, music by the choir, selection by girl’s trio.

11:45 church school, Mrs. Milton Spicer, superintendent.

Tuesday evening, September 25, our annual harvest supper and get together. Our guest speaker will be Rev. Stanley Hyde, Burlington, and hour of supper 6 p. m.


2:30 Divine worship: “Life by Rule.” Message by Mrs. Pomfrey.

Mrs. Gertrude Robarge, organist and director of Junior Choir.

3:30 church school, Charles Gross, superintendent.

September 28th annual meeting of the church.

The election of officers for the ensuing year.

All members and friends of the community are cordially invited.


10:00 a. m. M. Miss Grace Hibbard, organist.

Anthem: Negro spiritual “Ain’t Gwin Study War No More” by the youth choir.

Offertory: organ duet: berceuse from “Jocelyn” by Irma Wetherby and Miss Hibbard.

Junior store, sermon: “Three Levels of life”

Junior church instruction period on the world idea of Christianity by Mrs. Hollis Hastings and Miss Ruby Corliss.

Church school 11 a. m. Mrs. Gertrude Puffer, superintendent, youth choir rehearsal on Saturday afternoon at 1:15.


Mrs. Ruth Nims of Jeffersonville gave a very timely interpretation of youth at the mother and daughter program of the WSCS. She emphasized the need of thinking more about the normal development of young people rather than exaggerating juvenile delinquency. She presented a helpful study of development in adolescence among primitive tribes as compared to that of modern civilization. The success of the occasion was marked by a large attendance, a well served supper and joyous fellowship.


For the first time in many years Protestants thought the world will share Holy Communion on World Communion Sunday, October 7. Preparations are being made in the Richford church for Loyalty Visitations.

For the sake of a just and peaceful world order no one should neglect this opportunity for a spiritual renewal and personal dedication.


Rev. C. E. Scimgeour, Pastor

Sunday September 23rd, 17th Sunday after Trinity. 7:30 evening prayer and sermon.

A & P super market.

These oranges have MORE JUICE! California oranges, size 200’s dozen 48 cents, size 288’s dozen 21 cents, size 344’s 3 dozen for 27 cents.

CAULIFLOWER snow white heads each 25 cents.

Fancy Elberta peaches, white Malaga 4 pounds for 39 cents.

GRAPES Maryland Golden Waxed, 3 pounds for 39 cents.

SWEET POTATOES 3 pounds for 25 cents

LETTUCE California Iceberg, large 48 each 17 cents, med. 60 each 13 cents.

OREGON ITALIAN FRESH PRUNES, 2 pounds for 27 cents.

U. S. NO. 1 MAINE POTATOES 15 pound bag 49 cents.

2 Points per pound, MINCED HAM 33 cents a pound.

2 Points per pound BOLOGNA 33 cents a pound.

FRANKFORTS 37 cents a pound.


CHED-O-BIT pasteurized cheese food 2 pounds loaf 70 cents.

“JUNKET” brand rennet TABLETS for making Rennet custards or ice cream, pkg. 11 cents.

BAKER’S vanilla extract 2 ounce bottle 36 cents.

BRILL’S spaghetti sauce with mushrooms, 10 ½ ounce 14 cents.

SOAPINE 22 ounce package 23 cents.

SWEETHEART SOAP 2 regular cakes 13 cents.

SWEETHEART SOAP, bath size 11 cents.

LUX TOILET SOAP, 3 cakes 20 cents.

LUX FLAKES, large package 23 cents.

IVORY FLAKES, 2 med. 19 cent large pkg. 23 cents.

OXYDOL 2 med. pkgs. 19 cents, large pkg. 23 cents.

THE TIME to get your Windstorm Insurance is NOW!-before you have a loss. Then, if your home is damaged, you’ll be reimbursed.

Consult this Hartford agency about adding this protection to your fire policy at a small cost. THE FRED H. KELLEY INSURANCE AGENCY


A DAUGHTER was born to Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Lavoie September 19 at the Stanley Nursing Home.

MRS. JEAN ASCH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Jacobs has left for California where she will join her husband. Future plans are indefinite as Mr. Asch just retuned from sea duty.

BDR. GEORGE PHELPS of the Canadian Army while home on a 30 day furlough after serving two years overseas has been spending a few days with his sister, Mrs. Robert Mercy.

MR. AND MRS. ROY KINGSLEY of Norwood, NY are visiting in the home of L. P. Martin and other friends.

MR. AND MRS. ALFRED GRACE AND DAUGHTER, EDNA OF MIDDLEBURY and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Grace of Chester and two children visited on Sunday at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Stowell. Mr. and Mrs. Aldis McAllister and family visited in the same home.

THE WOMAN’S AUXILIARY OF THE St. Ann’s Church will meet Thursday September 27 at the home of Mrs. R. Emmett Fay.

ARTHUR YOUNG and Mrs. Myrtle Gendron were united in marriage in All Saints Monday morning at 9 o’clock; the Rev. H. C. Barrett officiated. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Ulric Young.

PLEASE CALL FOR YOUR SHOES. Anyone having shoes at GEORGE LAVENDERS SHOP will please call for same before Saturday September 25th.

Sergeant Arnold Drew who has been passing a furlough at his home here returned Wednesday to Maxwell Field, Alabama.

MISS FRANCES LEDOUX of Bakersfield was a guest at M. L. Gibson’s on Tuesday.

LT. COL. C. H. HAYDEN his mother, Mss. H. C. Hayden and sister, Miss Hayden of Underhill were recent guests of their sister, Mrs. Donald M. Janes.

AMONG THE RICHFORD BOYS reported back in the states are Paul Bolton, Robert Cheeseman and Gordon Wetherby.

NEWS HAS BEEN RECEIVED from Ray West that he has arrived at the naval training station at Bainbridge, M.

PRIVATE CHARLES BROE of Fort Devens was called home, today, Thursday, by the death of his step son, Francis Rhodes.

U. S. C. G. JOHN W. HASTINGS and wife of Greenville, RI and Hilda Wetherby of Pittsburg, Mass. have been spending a few days at the home of Miss Wetherby’s mother, Mrs. Byron Wetherby. Mr. and Mrs. Hastings also visited Mrs. Hastings mother, Mrs. George Wetherby in North Troy.

MRS. JOHN LAFONTAIN has received a letter from her son, Raymond, who is somewhere in the Pacific that he has been promoted to boatswain mate, second class.

MR. AND MRS. G. H. DREW, Miss hazel Drew and Frank Baxter of Montreal, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. McWilliams, of St. Albans, Mr. and MR. Gerald Pouliot and son, Sgt. Leonard Pouliot of Sherbooke were recent guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earle G. Drew.

GLIDER PILOT DOUGLAS LIBBEY has returned form South Carolina on a furlough, September 25 he will depart for Fort Devens for discharge.

MR. AND MRS. ERNEST SHOVER are the parents of a son born on Tuesday.

MR. AND MRS. CLYDE CALDER and Mrs. Mildred Calder were in Burlington Tuesday where Mr. Calder attended a Bendix School.

MEMBERS OF WASHINGTON REBEKAH LODGE NO. 54 will attend the district meeting in Milton this Friday night. The lodge has charge of balloting and will close the meeting.

BICKFORD farm & Home service


Complete white enamel, CABINET UNIT SINKS

And cupboards will arrive soon. See us before our supply is sold.

50 River Street, Richford

CALVIN LAWYER who has been employed at the printing office has gone to Rutland where he has a position.

THE FIRE ALARM called the company to the Longey house on Powell Street Wednesday evening about 6 o’clock. A little water damage was reported. In speaking of fires people are asking why the proper alarm is not given. This fire called “22” and there is no such number on the card.

THE CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS of AMERICA opened their fall season with a wiener roast at the Ruth Bourgault camp at Lake Carmi on the evening of September 12. About 28 members were present to enjoy the occasion. Our hostesses for he evening were Mrs. Ruth Bourgault, Mrs. Lucille Gilman and Mrs. Alma Rogerson.

YOU HAVE ONLY UNTIL October 15 to mail packages to soldiers and sailors abroad without requests from them.

A VISIT TO OUR STORE will convince you that here will be found just what you desire to send them. Taylor’s Rexall Store.

Vermont Maple sugar candy will be appreciated by the boys in vice where they are. We have in 35 cent to $1.65 packages. Taylor’s Rexall Store.

MRS. WALTER BUCKLEY was taken to the Bishop DeGoesbriand hospital Sunday for treatment and operation.

Harmon Jette has moved from the farm in Berkshire to rooms in Hamilton House on Province Street.

MR. AND MRS. L. F. SMITH has returned from a trip to Boston, Worcester Mass. where she will enter Becker College.

MR. AND MRS. BENJAMIN READ left on Sunday on an automobile trip to Chicago where they will visit Ms. Read’s sister, Mrs. Florence Strum.

THEOPHILE GAGNON who has been in a Montreal hospital the last three months has returned home.

A SON WAS BORN to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Domina last Sunday.

HENRY A. MINER of Revere, Mass. is a guest at the New American House and visiting relatives and friends. He is also visiting his aunt Mrs. Levi Fleury in East Richford.

MRS. WALTER BUCKLEY is in the Bishop DesGoesbriand hospital where she underwent an operation.

THE REGION GOT the tail end of the Florida hurricane which brought high wind and very heavy rain. Most of it came during Tuesday night and was heavy enough to bring the river up to freshet height where it stayed for two days.

THE STATE OF VERMONT HAS purchased the right of way for the Jay Mountain road which proposes to cross Mrs. Levi Fleury’s land above East Richford.

MR. AND MRS. JOHN DIRGO of North Manchester, CT have been in town a few days this week completing the sale of the so-called Don Weld home to George Lafley. Mrs. Dirgo will be remembered here as Mrs. Don Weld.

MR. AND MRS. EUCLID PILON returned last Friday from a motor trip to Ottawa, Ontario where they have been visiting his relatives of the past few weeks.

MIS FRANCES LAWLISS and Rodman Whitman are home on a vacation for the UVM.

ERNEST GREGOIRE, word was received here Monday night of the sudden death of Ernest Gregoire in Val Morin, Quebec. The body was brought here where Libera was held at 11:30 a. m. on Thursday morning in All Saints, Rev. Harold Barrett officiating.

Burial was in All Saints Cemetery in the family lot.

Mr. Gregoire was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Trefle Gregoire and was born in Richford 53 years ago and spent most of his early life here.

He is survived by five brothers, Archie, Homer, Albert of Montreal, Oscar of Detroit, Eugene of the Canadian West and three sisters, the Misses Rose, Beatrice and Lydia of Montreal.


Mayo’s Army Boys defeat Ted’s Grill.

Wednesday September 19 at the Recreation Center in Richford, Mayo’s Army Boys defeated Ted’s grill in a bowling match.

The line up was as follows:

Ted’s Grill:

Player 1st 2nd 3rd total

Benoit 100 78 83 261

Ted 70 90 80 240

McFadden 87 91 75 253

Conger 71 84 91 246

Shover 76 76 80 232


Team average 81

Mayo’s Army Boys:

S. Shover 93 83 84 260

H. Mayo 78 92 73 243

E. Vincent 82 92 69 243

C. Barney 78 72 88 238

B. Howarth 91 94 81 267


Team average 82 2/3


Monday October 1, the opening of the club will be held at the Baptist Church at 8 o’clock.

Mrs. Margaret Armstrong and Mrs. Margaret Warner of St. Albans will present an organ and piano recital.

Teachers and new members are to be guests.


The Mother-daughter rally met at the Methodist church last Wednesday evening. The covered dish supper was served at 6 o’clock with a very fine attendance. A toast to the daughters was read by Mrs. Bessie Reynolds and a toast to the mothers was read by Celeste Gage. Music was played before and after supper by John Jenne, Mr. Little and Irma Wetherby. A short business meeting was held immediately after the supper.

The meeting was opened by the president, Mrs. Ruth Corliss. The secretary’s’ report was read, being approved and accepted. The treasure’s report as also read and was approved and accepted. The devotional service was led by Mrs. Myrtle Cummings. Mrs. Car was asked if she would sing Hymn No. 454 as a solo, which she very kindly did. She had never heard the hymns before so she asked the ladies to excuse any mistakes she might make, but none were made. Mrs. Walter Magoon sang two very beautiful old songs in her pleasing manner, “Mighty Lak’a Rose” and “the Songs my Mother used to Sing.”

The speaker for the evening was Mrs. Russell E. Nims. She gave a very talk on “Juvenile Protection” comparing the primitive days to the present days. Her talk was most helpful to everyone.

Mrs. Irene Southward played the hymns which were sung by the members. A very enjoyable and profitable evening was spent by all.

PARK THEATRE, Richford, Vermont

2 shows every night starting at 1 p. m. adults 35 cents including tax and children 16 cents including tax.

Sunday & Monday September 23 & 24, CAPTAIN EDDIE, starring Fred McMurray, Lynn Bari and Thomas Mitchell.

Tuesday September 25 bargain night, adults 20 cents including tax and children 16 cents including tax.

GUEST IN THE HOUSE, starring Anne Baxter and Ralph Bellamy.

Wednesday & Thursday September 26 & 27, MURDER, HE SAYS, with Helen Walker, Marjorie Main and Fred McMurray.

Friday and Saturday September 28 & 29, double feature, BELLS OF ROSARITA starring Roy Rogers, Dale Evens and George “Gabby” Hayes.

Co-feature HITCHHIKE TO HAPPINESS starring Al Pearce and Brad Taylor.

September 27, JG


It was one week ago that little James Messier slid into the Missisquoi River near his home on Powell Street. At the time of the drowning the river was at flood height and the work of the Richford Fire department and the Enosburg Falls rescue squads were unable to find the body. A diligent search of the searchers gave up. The father, Lionel Messier and a few firemen on Tuesday arrangement were made the have a diver come to search out the deep hole in the river for the body. Through a join arrangement between Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Macia and the fire department Fred Valiquett of Burlington arrived here on Wednesday forenoon and set up his diving equipment. He was assisted by Robert Barrett and Harry Larrow. The firemen built the raft to support the diving equipment and gave all the assistance necessary. After about an hour the diver reported the water too roily to see and called the search off until the river went down.

Hard rains during Tuesday and all night Tuesday night brought the river to about four feet which made the search impossible.

The cost of the diver is $10 an hour plus expenses which soon eats up a lot of money but both Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Macia have canvassed the mills and business places and have raised enough money to finance the venture. The fire department pledged a liberal amount toward the fund as well as give their time in assisting the diver.

No one can fully understand the deep sorry of Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Messier to think there son was somewhere down in that river and nothing was being done to help recover the body. It was the purpose of Mr. and Mrs. Macia to do everything possible to lighten the heats of those parents. It was for this reason they gave their time to collect money for the diver. They reported the response was wonderful and many stated they would give more if the collections were not enough.

Fear is expressed by many persons that the body may have been swept beyond the deep pools and whirlpools adjacent to Powell Street. The water rises up five or six feet above normal and as very swift at the point of drowning. Where the body lies, is anybody’s guess, but because the search has not been successful at first is not sufficient reason to give up. He is some mother’s son. Her heart is bleeding for his recovery just as your heart or mine would do had it been a member of our family.


The club will hold their opening meeting Monday October 1 at 8 o’clock, p. m. The Baptist church ahs been secured for the organ-piano recital to be given by Mrs. Margaret Warner of St. Albans.

After the meeting an informal reception for the teachers will be held in the downstairs vestry.


Many people are inquiring about this type of an auction sale. It is something new for this locality but very common in the western states.

Usually twice a year spring and fall, these types of sales are held. The farmers who have livestock of any kind but only a few head, not enough for an auction sale of their own will group there stock and by so doing consummate a community sale. The farmers have the advantage of selling their surplus stock for cash prices and nearly always for more than at a private treaty.

These sales include all farm animals, poultry, machinery and crops. Anything from the farm that is saleable. It is an all day affair usually starting at 10 in the morning. It has the advantages of meeting old friends and swooping summer experiences in crop raising etc. It is beneficial to the local merchants for people will buy while the sale is on during the day. Location is play ground.

The one big purpose is to help the farmer dispose of his surplus property and to build up a better community spirit throughout the various towns. It helps advertise our town as a group of go getters and up to date. We feel that it’s a public service that should interest everyone and have all put their shoulder to the wheel and make is a success.

Our local auctioneer D. E. Hutchinson and several farmers are doing everything possible to put this project over. We suggest you contact Mr. Hutchinson, Leland Stanley or George Brouillette. Let’s just put this community project over with a 100 percent effort from everyone. Saturday, October 6th is the date. Come, everybody, bring your livestock, your machinery, and your produce, and bring granddad, grandma and the kids. Let’s have a sale. No charge only what is paid to sell the property entered.


War time will be no more beginning Sunday. Set your clock back to standard time before you go to bed Saturday night, and all your appointments will be “on time” henceforth.


Dearest Mother and Dad,

Yesterday (V-J Day) I was fortunate enough to attend a; ceremony that many person would like to have attended. I had been sent to the former high commissioners house in Baguoi for duty and was standing ont eh front porch when a convoy of jeeps drove up with the Jap General Yamashita to arrange for the surrender of his troops on the following day. This was the day that we here in the Philippines had long waited for.

The general’s staff consisted of himself, two generals, two Jap admirals, thirteen assorted officer grades and three enlisted men. All officers were wearing samurai swords and the EM wore bayonets. These were promptly taken into custody by the MP’s and held for safe keeping. All personnel were then carefully searched. This search was climaxed by the findings of a live had grenade in the pocket of one of the enlisted men. General Yamashita, had during this time been taken to his room and sent a request that he be furnished and ash tray, secondly he wished a bottle of beer and both requests granted.

The first statement that the admirals made was that they were not under the control of the army and that they wished separate accommodations from the army. Naturally we were very glad to grant this for they all had separate rooms anyway.

Later in the evening I went into the rooms where all the swords were being held under MP guard. I was able to get a good look at the sword of Yamashita. Of course the jeweled hilt was covered but you could see some of the inlay on the scabbard through the covering. This sword is reported to have been in the family for over 300 years. After leaving this room I entered the conference room where the surrender terms were signed.

Several correspondents stayed in our hospital during the night. INS, AP, Yank Magazine, etc. One of them was the woman flyer and news correspondent “Jac” Cochran. She was the founder of the WAFS do you remember? I also heard the broadcast of Adams of the CBS. Did you hear the broadcast in the states? It was a CBS hookup from Frisco.

When I first went up there I reported to the Col. that I was supposed to see a Brig. General Lyman, Baguoi area commander asked me if I had had supper. I told him that I hadn’t and he told me to go out to the officer’s kitchen and tell them that he had sent me for supper. It was wonderful how this name opened the doors around there.

It really was quite a thrill being in I was close enough to him to touch him, if I had wanted to, which I didn’t. It was quite a privilege being there, too, for there were about twenty five enlisted men there besides the MP’s.

As the evening wore on the officers went out to eat and I was left in charge of the telephones and had a direct pass to the officers dining hall. The only route there was thru the sword room and conference hall so during the course of the evening I ha a very good chance to like them over. The conference hall is a maple paneled room highly polished but slightly bullet scared. There was no furniture in it except for a long table and the necessary chairs. Of course there were several movie cameras and “still” cameras there. The radio equipment took up its hare of space, too.

About midnight the party began to get hungry so they called up our outfit and the major brought out sandwiches and coffee. Imagine a major bringing your lunch out to you.

At 2 a. m. I rounded up my group of correspondents and herded them home to bed. They returned there early this morning for the formal surrender. I wish that I could have been there too but without a special pass you didn’t stand a chance to get in.

There are several small details that I can’t think of at present but I will later and let you know about them then.

Look for me in the news reels, I’m there somewhere. Love, Paul

Sgt. Paul C. Kunkel 31080689

31st Ptbl Surg. Hospital

APO 70 Care Postmasters

San Francisco, California.


We believe we express the sentiments of the citizens of Richford when we say the selectmen made a wrong decision when the refused to assume the responsibility in the search of the body of little James Messier.

There may not be any law compelling the selectmen to act, but it is very poor policy on their part not to. Similar accidents have occurred before in this town and the selectmen have taken charge. We call to mind the drowning of a Ryea boy a few years ago. This was supervised by the selectmen and paid for by the town.

We have asked about similar accidents in other towns and the selectmen have assumed the responsibility.

The selectmen say they have no money for such purposes. That is crawling out a pretty small hole. The town of Richford votes several thousand dollars for incidentals. We believe an order drawn on this fund for any reasonable amount for a drowning accident would be honored by the citizens.

When our town officials refuse to come to the aid of our citizens, there was nothing else to do only to take the matter to the people. Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Macia volunteered to this job and they did it well. From those whom they solicited money, almost to a person expressed shame and anger at our town officials.

We elect town officers to represent us in matters of town business. In this instance they neither carried out the wishes of the majority or used sound reasoning. Ernest W. Gilpin, Editor.


For the second match the Army Boys took Ted’s Grill into camp with a thirty four pin lead. This is the second heat of a five game series.

October 3rd will be the third match. Also October 3 the North Eastern Roses will start their series against the North Eastern Violets.

Games called 7:30 and 9.

Ted’s Grill Club: 1st. 2nd. 3.rd total


McFadden 82 7 81 239

Benoit 99 83 77 259

Conger 73 78 83 234

Blair 88 101 93 282

Ted 81 77 84 242


Team average 84 and 2/5

Mayo’s Army Boys:

Vincent 91 91 84 259

Shover 82 91 94 267

Barney 76 92 85 253

Howarth 78 92 94 264

Mayo 89 84 84 257


Team average 86 4/5


There’s no doubt about it-a throbbing headache can make you miserable. But you can rely on Rexall Puretest Aspirin to bring you safe relief in a hurry! Every tablet contains five full grains of the aspirin. Yet, because the tablets are so firm and compact-they are smaller, easier to-take. You can rely on highest quality too-for Rexall Puretest aspirin-like other Rexall products-must be unsurpassed for purity, correct potency and quality before they are approved by Rexall’s Department of Research and control. For sale in Richford only at TAYLOR’S REXALL STORE, at the bridge, Richford.


Frequently it is desirable to raise funds for temporary purposes without selling investment; to carry securities beyond the period of maximum taxability of profit, or thru periods of unfavorable market conditions.

Life Insurance loans on the case surrender value of policies; the savings accumulated in life insurance are available without sacrifice protection or advantageous premium rates.

RICHFORD SAVINGS BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.


Effective this week A & P Stores will be open from 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. Monday thru Saturday. We seek your cooperation I this move which will permit our employees a shorter work week by the elimination of Saturday evening store hours.

2 points per pound Minced Ham 33 cents a pound

2 points per pound Bologna 33 cents a pound

Skinless 3 points per pound Frankfort’s 37 cents a pound

Garden Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Honeydew or Casabas 6s each 59 cents, 8’s 45 cents each, 9’s 39 cents each.

California Bartlett Pears 2 pounds for 31 cents

California size 200’s doz. 48 cents ORANGES 288 dozen 27 cents, 2 344 dozen 31 cents.

FRESH PRONES Italian 2 pounds for 23 cents.

GRAPES Thompson seedless 3 lbs. for 39 cents.

LETTUCE California Iceberg 48’s each 17 cents, 60’s each 13 cents

ONIONS yellows 3 lbs. for 18 cents, 10 pound bag 59 cents.

POTATOES sweet, golden waxed, 4 lbs. 29 cents.


Pasteurized 2 lb. loaf 79 cents.

Creamery butter 1 lb print 47 cents, 12 points per pound.

Sunny Brook fresh eggs, large grad A dozen for 65 cents.

Make A & P your headquarters for supplies of fresh milk, coffee cream and heavy cream available at all times.

NOW-RATION FREE! WHITEHOUSE EVAPORATED MILK 4 14 ½ oz. cans 35 cents, there’s none better!

HERSHEY’S COCOA 8 oz. can 10 cents.

PEANUT BUTTER, crunch, pound jar 30 cents

Holsums-the improved peanut butter

HERSHEY’S cocoa butter toilet soap cake 6 cents.

GOLD DUST large pkg. 17 cents.

RINSO 2 Med. Pkg. 19 cents, large pkg. 23 cents.

IVORY SNOW 2 med. 19 cents, large pkg. 23 cents.

DUZ 2 med. pkg. 19 cents, large pkg. 23 cents.

LIFEBUOY soap 3 cakes 20 cents.

CASHMERE bouquet soap 3 cakes 27 cents.

SPIC AND SPAN 1 lb. package 21 cents

The Great A & P Tea Company

All prices subject to market changes. We reserve the right to limit quantities.


Come in and see our demonstration unit.

(Future orders for Haverly freezers now accepted.)





RICHFORD HARDWARE, A. G. Restivo, Prop., 57 Main Street, Richford.


I will sell to the highest bidder at my farm, located about ½ mile north of RICHFORD, VT formerly known as the Going farm, THURSDAY OCTOBER 4, STARTING at 12 noon the following described personal property:-61 HEAD OF HOLSTEIN, AYRSHIRE AND JERSEY CATTLE, 60 cows, 1 fresh, 24 springers, some to freshen early in December, balance in all stages of lactation; 3 year old purebred Holstein bull.

FARM MACHINERY, Papec Ensilage Cutter and Blower, complete with Pipe; Samson Thrashing machine, and some other articles not listed.

Sales positive, rain or shine, terms: cash, C. W. Bissell, auctioneer, phone Warren, VT 7-11 or Morrisville, 128-14, Raymond Montgomery, Owner, Box 414, Richford, VT.



10:30 a. m. morning worship, theme “Happy Homes.”

Mrs. Helen Brown, organist and music by choir.

Selections by Girl’s trio, 11:45 church school, Mrs. Milton Spicer superintendent.


East Richford, 2:30 divine worship, theme “The Willful Heart.”

Message by Mrs. Pomfrey, Mrs. Gertrude Robarge, organist and director of the Junior choir.

3:30 church school, Charles Gross, superintendent.

Friday evening September 28 the Annual church meeting and election of officers for the ensuing year. Light refreshments served by the ladies of the church.

All members of the church and congregation cordially invited.


Richford, VT, Rev. G. E. Scrimgeour, Pastor

Sunday September 30-18th Sunday after Trinity

10 a. m. church school

10:45 a. m. Holy Communion and sermon.



10 a. m. Miss Grace Hibbard, organist, anthem “To Thee Be Praise Forever” (Bach) by the Woman’s choir, directed by Mrs. W. W. Magoon. Offertory by the Woman’s Quartet.

Junior sermon “The House I live in.” Junior church instruction period to be announced.

Church school 11 a. m. Mrs. Gertrude Puffer, Superintendent.


The stewards, elected each year by the Methodist Church, take the lead in all matters concerning the spiritual interests of the church. This year as many of the as are able will conduct the loyalty visitation in Richford. As many families in the parish as possible will be visited with the purpose of creating more friendly fellowship and preparing for World Communion Sunday.

This procedure is suggested for all protestant churches in the world. For the first time in many years the people of the protestant faith may join in the fellowship of Holy Communion in time of peace. This implies thanksgiving and dedication.


Fifty-four county women have enrolled in a new type of dress school. They will be having their instructions over the radio. The first session begins on Friday September 28 at 1:15 p. m. at this time, over WGY, the teachers, Mrs. Helen P. Smith and Miss Edna Summerfield, extension clothing specialists for New York and Vermont will call the class to order and give preliminary instructions.

Every woman enrolled will make a dress following instructions to be given each Wednesday and Friday afternoon at 1:15 until November 16. The first set of booklets, which are available only to those who enroll, has already been mailed out by the county home demonstration agent.

Those from Richford enrolled are: Mrs. Helen S. Brown

Mrs. P. Waldo Chaffee

Mrs. Leon Going

Mrs. Luther Jacobs

Mrs. Don Woodward

SERVICE STRICTLY SPEAKING, speaking you are not fully insured if there are any loopholes in your insurance that may cause you a financial loss.

CHECK with this Hartford Agency today. Be sure you have the complete insurance protection that you need against every insurable hazard.


WE HAVE COMMENCED TO RECEIVE Christmas merchandise probably just what you want is now in stock. Please ask for it. Taylor’s Rexall Store.

Dr. and Mrs. E. J. Swinyer and family leave this Friday for Keene, NH where they will visit his mother, Mrs. Emma Swinyer and Mr. and Mrs. Domina.

The office of Dr. Swinyer will be closed form this Friday noon September 28 until Saturday October 6.

MRS. CHARLES D. BASHAW who has been at the St. Albans Hospital returned home with her infant son, last Friday.

A DAUGHTER, Donna Kay, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Clifford on September 20 at the Stanley Nursing Home.

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Grassette of East Berkshire September 25 at the Stanley Nursing Home.

MR. AND MRS. ELMER AUSTIN have moved from their farm in Enosburg Falls to the Burnham house here which they recently purchased.

FRANK DURRACK AND SISTER, Mrs. Mary Clifford of South Bristol, Maine have been stopping at the New American House for the past ten days and calling on friends in town. While here Mrs. Clifford had a monument erected in the East Franklin cemetery for her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Durrack.

MR. AND MRS. WALLACE H. GILPIN of Barton were overnight guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest W. Gilpin, Wednesday.

Miss Pauline Gilpin who has been visiting her parents has returned to her work as Field Secretary of the Girl Scouts of Prince George’s County, Maryland.

ROBERT BLAIR, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Blair was taken to the St. Albans Hospital this Thursday morning for an appendicitis operation.

4 QUART PRESTO COOKERS will be in early in October. Place your order with us now and be sure of yours.

We have ONE KITCHEN RANGE WITH reservoir left, no more available until January.




Dial 335, Richford.

ABOUT A DOZEN friends of Stella Lahue gathered at her home Wednesday evening for a surprise birthday party. Michigan was played during the evening, Mrs. Henry Rowse winning first prize and Mrs. Eva Spicer winning low prize. A birthday cake with ice cream was served. Miss Lahue was presented a gift in memory of the occasion.

THE JUDGES for the recent fair held at the gym were Mrs. Luke Martin, Mrs. A. R. Purdy, Mrs. Alson Esty for flowers and for home economics entries, hobbies, etc. vegetables, Arthur Pond, Earl Drew; cattle Arthur Mullen, Arthur Pond, and poultry and pets, Walter Magoon and Berkeley Richardson.

RALPH GREEN has sold his house on Powell Street to Felix Longey. Possession being given at once.


We wish to express our sincere thanks to all of our friends and relatives for the kind acts and the use of cards also the beautiful flowers and sympathy offered us during our bereavement. Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Broe and Ernest and Judith Ann Broe.


I wish to thank all my friends for sending me cards and flowers during my stay at the hospital. They were sincerely appreciated. Robert M. Read.


The first meeting was held the 20th at the high school.

The following were elected new officers:

Leader, Mrs. Comings and Miss Desautel.

Patrol leaders, Nancy Clark and Ann Bicknell.

Corporals, Janet Faye Bashaw and Jacqueline Goodhue.

Treasurer Pat Taylor

Scribes, Margaret Jackson and Norma Ruiter.

The scouts are planning a hike for Thursday, weather permitting.


Mr. and Mrs. Orville Blodgett and son of Hill west were Sunday visitors in the home of his brother, Mahlon Blodgett.

Henry Morse returned from the St. Albans Hospital Sunday.

PFC Lawrence Leahy who recently returned from overseas visited his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bide Wright last week.

Mrs. Katie Durkee has retuned to the home of her son, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Durkee in Eden.

George Tatro who for the past year has lived with his sister, Mr. and Mrs. John Blanchard at Stevens Mills has returned to his home here.

Mrs. Della Blodgett of Swanton who has been visiting her son, Mahlon Blodgett has returned home.

Alex Racine is ill.


2 shows every night starting at 7 p. m.

Adults 35 cents including tax and children 16 cents including tax.

Sunday & Monday September 30 and October 13, 2008 CONFLICT, starring Humphrey Bogart, Alexis Smith and Sidney Greenstreet.

Tuesday October 2, bargain night, adult’s 20 cents including tax and children 16 cents including tax.

TOMORROW THE WORLD staring Fredric March and Betty Field. Wednesday and Thursday, October 3 & 4, PILLOW TO POST, starring Ida Lupino, William Prince and Sidney Greenstreet.

Friday and Saturday October 5 & 6, double feature, FIRE BRANDS OF ARIZONA starring Smiley Burnett, and Sunset Carson.

Co-feature STEPPIN’ IN SOCIETY starring Edward Everett Horton and Ruth Terry.


PFC Lawrence Leahy who recently returned from overseas visited his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bide Wright last week.

MR. AND MRS. KENNETH SMITH and daughter, Sue Anne of Texas are visiting his parents, Mr. and Ms. Clark Smith and sister, Mrs. John Perry. Mr. Smith has just received his discharge papers from the armed forces. Mrs. Smith was taken ill, Wednesday night and was taken to the St. Albans Hospital for treatment. Mr. Smith was a chief petty officer and was in the Guadalcanal, Tinian, Saipan and Tarawa engagements. He ahs served three years in the Pacific area.

MR. AND MRS. REGINALD BROWN of Gilman Vermont were recent visitors of his mother, Mrs. William Deuso. Mr. Brown recently discharged from the U. S. Army Air Force.

ON THE USS LEHARDY off Wake Island E. Rockwood Thompson, fireman, second class took part in the reoccupation of Wake September 4 aboard this destroyer escort. The ship furnished a 21 man detail for the flag raising ceremonies.

CORPORAL PAUL J. F. BOLTON who has been overseas for 25 months has been visiting friends in town for the past few days. Corp. Bolton has received his honorable discharge.

HOWARD MOONEY of the Marine Corps. is in town visiting Mrs. Roy Lavery and other relatives and friends.

October 11, JG

CLARENCE E. WHITCOMB, 88 a retired manufacturer of maple sugar equipment died at his home on School Street, Thursday afternoon October 4 at 5:30 following a short illness.

The last of nine children, he was born in Johnson, August 22, 1857. In his boyhood he moved to Canada. On November 7, 1883 he married Jane McElroy and to this union was born six children two of whom are living.

In 1914 the family moved to Richford. He was a loyal member of the Methodist church and took an active art in its work. His hobby was wood carving and he made many beautiful pieces of inlaid work.

Surviving besides his wife are one daughter, Mrs. G. Curtis Moynan, one son, Carl Whitcomb, two granddaughters, Mrs. James D’Agostino of Canton, NY, Betty Moynan and one grandson, Gardner Whitcomb, one great grandson, Stephen D’Agostino also several nieces.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Methodist church with Rev. A. J. Carr officiating. Internment was in the family lot in Dunham, Quebec. Bearers were H. E. Kennedy, S. M. Simmons, W. B. Freer, A. C. Chappell, L. E. Going and S. R. Whitman.

Among those attending from out of town were Mrs. Edith Small, Donald Small, Muriel Small, Miss Ada Geer, William S. McElroy, Robert McElroy, Alice McElroy, Miss Carrie Baker, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Selby all of Dunham; Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Pudvar of St. Albans; Mr. and Mrs. George Powers of Brigham, Quebec and Mr. and Mrs. Clark Powers of Farnham, Quebec.


We acknowledge with gratitude the many acts of kindness shown us in our recent bereavement.

Mrs. Clarence Whitcomb

Mr. and Mrs. G. Curtis Moynan

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Whitcomb

Mr. and Mrs. James D’Agostino

Miss Betty Moynan


Sgt. James Rublee, 39, of Burlington formerly of Richford was honorably discharged from the army on September 29 at Fort Bragg, NC.

Sgt. Rublee’s tour of duty overseas was as a member of the medical department assigned to the 209th hospital ship complement, aboard the AHS Larkspur making eight crossings of the Atlantic.

The sergeant has the good conduct medal, American Campaign Theater, European African meddle eastern ribbon with two stars and two overseas service bars.

He is the son of Mrs. Celia Rublee, 473 St. Paul Street, Burlington.

October 18


At the annual meeting of the Chamber of Commerce Tuesday evening a new board of directors was elected, reports given and the airport discussed.

Following a dinner at the New American House, Leon E. Going, the president of the chamber, acted as toastmaster. Singing was in charge of Rev. R. S. Moore of Montgomery Center. The secretary, Cecil Jones, gave a resume of the year’s work. Besides several general meeting the chamber has been flirting with a wood working concern that have been investigating Richford as a location for a small plant to finish sporting goods. An inquiry is now on file form a garment factory.

The treasurers report a few dollars on hand, but actually this has been spent, so a membership drive will be put on to secure funds for operations.

The nominating committee consisted of Thayer Comings, Tobin Hagerty and A. J. Livingston, their selection of a board of directors was unanimously elected and is as follows: Cecil Jones, Roy Carpenter, Dr. E. J. Swinyer, Kilda Guertin, Alson Esty, Raymond Lavery, Rev. H. C. Barrett, Leonard Dussault and Bacon Palmer.

The chamber voted to sponsor the Vermont War Chest drive and elected a committee of three to head up the drive. This committee is Thayer Comings, C. H. Aiken and Kilda Guertin.

The main interest of the meeting centered on an airport, Charles Dussault acted as chairman for the Richford committee and introduced Edward Knapp for the State office of aeronautics. The highlights of Mr. Knapp’s talk were as follows:

Aviation is a system of transportation and thee is a rising tide of interest in this mode of travel. In 1903 at Kitty Hawk a change in the system of transportation took place. In 1911 the fist plane crossed the continent. In 1927 Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic. Last week planes girdled the globe in 149 hours. Aviation is here; we just have to see where it applies to us.

At the beginning of the war this county had 360 planes. Today the Northeast Airlines offers transportation to Bermuda and back for $75.

Vermont has 12 airports, 4 large and 8 small with sod runaways. It is expected non-scheduled operation will reach other towns as the airplane industry will not overlook any thing that will pay. We stand in a much better way if three or more towns club together for an airport than if each town has its own. The site selected has many technical advantages; it is above fog, room for expansions and has good approaches, and is reasonably close to all towns.

The next step is to acquire the land, then survey it for a major plan then develop it according to income. There is no Santa Claus for airports. The problem of cost is a real one, but it can be stated small and grow gradually. This area will go by default without an airport as air transportation is a necessity in the near future.

Guy McCuin said: “The proposition should be kept alive and take advantage of everything coming our way.” C. L. Coombs said: “If we have an airport it would be used.” George Tyler: “We will have a better port if we get together as there was no “angel” ready to perpetuate their name in this way.” William Rublee stated: “The Miller farm could be purchased for $8000. There were about 120 acres in meadow and about the same amount in woodland.” E. B. Colver said: “it was some thing for the three towns to work together and it might be a “selling” proposition to get money from one town to invest in another town. The towns should put themselves in a position to take advantage of state and federal funds. Education is needed. He didn’t think there was time for a special meeting for town.”

Elzear Benoit thought a committee should be appointed to get information to present to towns, other wise towns won’t know anything about it.

Dr. Lawliss stated he expected to fly more and more and wished a port nearer at hand. Other speakers voiced their approval of the “go ahead” signal.

Our committeeman was finally selected from each town committee who will make further investigation and prepare information. This committee is Guy McCuin for Richford, Carmi Duso for Enosburg and William Rublee for Berkshire.

It is expected another public meeting will be held in Enosburg in the near future.


The Junior Class of RHS is giving a Halloween dance in the high school gym, Tuesday October 30. Weed’s orchestra furnishing the music.

People may wear costumes if they prefer to. Prizes will be given for the most original costumes.


Mr. and Mrs. John B. Benson celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday October 14. At nine o’clock they attended high mass celebrated by their nephew, Rev. Leo Paul Martel of Hammond, Ontario who also gave a very nice address followed by their parish priest, Rev. H. C. Barrett who made a very appropriate address.

After church the couple returned to their home on 36 Eastern Avenue where dinner was served to 52 family and guests. The couple have 8 children living, unfortunately one was absent in the army awaiting his discharge. They would not grant him a furlough for this occasion.

THE CHILDREN PRESENT WERE AS FOLLOWS: John of St. Albans; Winnie (Mrs. Gendron) of Montreal; Yvonne (Mrs. Lahue) of Cornwall, Ontario; Clare of Burlington; Victoria (Mrs. Lefks) of Montreal; Wilfred of Ottawa and Rolland of this place.

Others present were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Martel of Hammond, Ontario; Mrs. Benson’s sister, Mrs. Delina Sauvel and son of Tupper Lake, NY; and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Levoux of Gabriels, NY; Mr. and Mrs. F. Quetinville of Vergennes, Martin Benson and daughter of Heminx, Ontario; and all had their children, 22 in all. Pvt. Patrick and family were missing.

The jubilant were presented with a very generous purse of money and other valuables.

The wish to thank all those who sent cards and calls that were uncounted but were very numerous for which they again sincerely give their best thanks.

Mr. and Mrs. Benson were married at Demieux, Ontario October 14, 1895 where the lived until 1919 when they moved to Richford.


I wish to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to my friends for the cards and to the OES for the lovely flowers, also to all who have called on me during my recent illness. Mrs. Luther Jacobs.


Officers for IOOF and Rebekah Lodges on October 3d were installed as follows:

A. M. Noyes, NG

A. C. Livingston, VG

S. M. Simmons, Rec. Sec.

A. G. Cummings, Fin. Sec.

J. R. Conger, Treasurer

Clarence Demar, Warden

Ford Bickford, Cond.

Orin Stone, OG

G. S. Noyes, IG

Ralph Ruiter, RSNG

K. K. Lahue, LSNG

Milton Spicer, RSVG

Albert Fortier, LSVG

Hollis Hastings, RSS

Ray Hoben, LSS

H. O. Powers, Chaplain.

Officers for Washington Rebekah Lodge No. 54 Installed were:

Helen Bolestridge, NG

Ruth Burnham, VG

Lucy Simmons, Secretary

Eva Wright, treasurer

Velma Bickford, Warden

Marjorie Lahue, Conductor

Anna Lahue, Chaplain

Gertrude Robarge, Musician

Bertha Hoben, Color bearer

Alma Martin, RSNG

Eva Spicer, LSNG

Myrtle Cummings, RSVG

Mildred Calder, LSVG

Mabel Dow, IG

Beatrice Payne, OG

The regular meeting of the Washington Rebekah Lodge No 54 will be held in the doge rooms Monday evening October 22 at 8 o’clock. All members please plan to attend.


Alice Merle Fletcher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alson B. Fletcher, has been chosen Franklin County’s clothing achievement winner for this year, a 4-H award.

She is nineteen years old, a member of the Richford Center 4-H-ers. She has completed three successful years of 4-H activities. During this time she has carried on both the clothing and food projects. Her local leader is Mrs. Charles Bashaw, a former 4-H girl.

Below is a list of awards she has won and a list of work she has done.

1943-secretary, good, class 5 co. dress review, record book one of the 10 best in the county, certificate of achievement.

1944, secretary, treasurer, excellent class 5 co. dress revue.

Exhibited C. V. Fair (1 excellent 75c)

Record book one of the 10 best in the county.

Certificate of achievement.

1945, secretary, treasurer, excellent class 6 county dress review.

Exhibited at Doolin Store window, St. Albans.

Exhibited C. V. Fair 2 excellent $$1.50 chosen Franklin county clothing achievement winner.

Miss Fletcher ahs helped can 1500 quarts of fruits ad vegetables during her three years of club work. She has planned and prepared 376 meals, made 35 batches of quick bread and prepared 658 dishes.

In asking Miss Fletcher what she thought about the 4-H she replied “It’s one of the finest clubs in American. It offers unlimited fields of training for nay boy or girl, and I wish to thank the county agent, Lillian Andrews and my local leader, for their untiring efforts and all those who make the 4-H possible.


Over 200 attended the 41st annual meeting of district No. 8 Order of the Eastern Star, which was held with Missisquoi Chapter No. 51 of the Masonic Temple, Richford last Wednesday.

The afternoon program opened at 2 with the school of instruction conduced by Mrs. Arlene B. Titus, grand lecturer, assisted by officers of chapter No.67, 11, 44, 60; 8 and 51; Reba Hunter, No. 67 WM.

Alfred Hunter, No 67, WP

Sara Pratt, Noll, A. M.

Leroy Seward, No ll AP

Olive Janes, no. 51, secretary.

Jennie Davis, No. 67 treasurer

Della Clark, No 51, conductress

Hazel Morgan, No 44 AC

Marjorie Lawyer, No. 60

Olive Wescott, No 44 Marshall

Eleanor Abell, no 44, organist

Lulu Lloyd, no 60, Adah

Lena Merrill, no 60 Ruth

Rena Mitchell, no. 60, Esther

Marie Burleson, No. 60, Martha

Lussie Adams, No. 60, Electra

Maude Wanzer, No. 67, Warder

Leon Patch, No. 67, sentinel

Following the work which was exemplified, a two minute report was given by the secretary of each chapter and thee worthy matrons of each chapter met with the deputies following the afternoon meeting to determine the dates for visitations. A chicken dinner was served at 6 in the Methodist Church.

The evening program opened at 8 with Welden Chapter no 79 with Mrs. Dorothy Bletchley, WM and Elson Blood, WP, opening the ceremonies; reception of grand officers by Mrs. Lisle Jarvis, DDGM; address of welcome, Mrs. Bessie Reynolds, Missisquoi Chapter no. 51; response, Mrs. Inza Anderson, WM, Swanton Chapter no. 11; guests of honor included Mrs. Edna B. Abernethy, WGM, Rev. O. R. Houghton, WGP, Mrs. Ella B. Seward, AGM, Cady L. Earle, APG; Mrs. Mildred B. Stiles, grand treasurer; Mrs. Olive Houghton, grand chaplain; Mrs. Arlene B. Titus, GL; Mrs. Mary Davis, PGM; Clarence Davis, PGP; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lachance, DDGP and grand conductress of St. Johnsbury; Winfield Stiles, PGR; and Mrs. Blanche Sheperd, Mrs. Agnes Bell, Mrs. Annie Howe, PG, matron of the province of Quebec.

The committees for this annual meeting were reception committee, Mrs. Bessie Reynolds, WM; Stewart M. Simmons, WP and all members of Missisquoi Chapter No. 51; credential committee, Mrs. Lucy Dunton, PM No. 44, chairman; Mrs. Ruth Irish, PM, No. 8; examining committee Carlisle Chapter No. 8, Mrs. Ethel L. Wanzer, PM, Chairman; Grace Mower, Mrs. Maude Phillips, visitor; Mrs. Effie Hall; pages, Mrs. Ruth Riley, PM; No. 11 Mrs. Lillian Towle, No. 8.vocal solo, Mrs. Arline B. Titus, GL.

Report of the credential committee was followed by the conferring of degrees by Fairfax Unity Chapter No. 17 which were very distinguished looking in their white gowns and pink and white corsages with Mrs. Madeline Popple, WM, Henry Paige, W. P.

Review of work by Mrs. Alrine B. Titus, grand lecturer; good of the order, by Mrs. Edna B. Abernethy, WG matron; Rev. O. R. Houghton, WG patron; closing ceremony by Fairfax Unity Chapter no. 67.

Floyd Brooks, DDGP, was celebrating his birthday and recognition of it was made. The


Alice Fay, all dressed up in her WAAC uniform is the 6 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Gilbar of Richford. This brown eyed and brown hair miss weighs 55 lbs. and is a first grader. Alice’s mother was the former Ruby Wetherby.

THIS BROWN eyed, red headed boy is one and one half years old and weighs 35 lbs. he is David Bordo the son of Leon Bordo of Richford. His mother will be remembered as Lucille Touchette.

This smiling boy is 11 months old Steven Draper who has light brown hair and blue eyes, weighs about 27 pounds. His mother was Helen Blair and his daddy is Edward B. Draper.

October 5, this little fellow was a year old and he tipped the scales to 30 lbs. Gary is the husky son of Ray and Jessie Dunham Wetherby of Richford. He has blonde hair and blue eyes.


Richford, Vt.

Rev. Cedric L. Mather, Rector

10 a. m. church school

7:30 p., m. evening prayer and sermon

St. Ann’s Branch of the Woman’s Auxiliary meets Thursday afternoon in the parish house.


George Pomfrey, Pastor

10:30 morning worship, theme: “the divinity of the common place”

Mrs. Helen Brown, organist

Music by the choir.

11:45 church school, Mrs. Milton Spicer, superintendent

4:30 junior society.


East Richford

2:30 divine worship, theme “Not far from the Kingdom.”

Message by Mrs. Pomfrey

Mrs. Gertrude Robarge, organist

Selection by the Junior Choir

3:30 church school, Charles Gross, superintendent

Members of the church and community are cordially invited.


10 a. m. Miss Grace Hibbard, organist

Mrs. Carl Whitcomb, violinist. Anthem by the adult choir. Offertory organ and piano duet by Miss Ruby Corliss and Mrs. Rodney A. Reynolds. Junior story and sermon.

The instruction period for the junior church will be on the Bible led by Mrs. Alden Barup.

Church school 11 a. m. Mr. Gertrude Puffer, superintendent

Choir rehearsal and continuing preparation for the November musical program Saturday evening at seven o’clock.


District of Franklin, ss:

The honorable probate court for the district aforesaid:

To all persons interested in the estate of Alice M. Mattimore late of Richford in said district, deceased,


WHEREAS, said court has assigned the 8th day of November next for examining and allowing the account of said deceased and for a decree of the residue of said estate to the lawful claimants of he same, and ordered that public notice thereof be given to all persons interested in said estate by publishing this order three weeks successively previous to the day assigned, in the Richford Journal-Gazette and Enosburg Standard, newspapers published at Richford in said district.

THEREFORE, you are hereby notified to appear at the probate office in St. Albans city in said district, on the day assigned at 11 o’clock in the forenoon then and there to contest the allowance of said account if you see cause, and to establish your right as heirs, legatees and lawful claimants to said residue.

Given under my hand this 11th day of October 1945. Wilma S. Williams, Judge.


The undersigned, having been appointed by the honorable probate court for the district of Franklin, commissioners, to receive, examine, and adjust the claims and demands of all persons against the estate of Juan A. Oliver, late of Richford, in said district, deceased, and all claims exhibited in offset thereto, hereto give notice that we will meet for he purpose aforesaid, at the law office of A. B. Rowley in the village of Richford in said district, on the 2d day of April next, from 1 o’clock p. m. until 4 o’clock p. m. and that six months from the 2d day of October A. D. 1945, is the time limited by said court for said creditors to present their claims to us for examination and allowance. Dated at St. Albans city this 2nd day of October A. D. 1945.

A. Leon Esty, H. F. Rustedt, Commissioners

SEAMAN SECOND CLASS JOHN M. MARTIN who has been stationed in Corpus Christie, Texas is now discharged and is home.

SGT. PAUL LABARE is spending a 23 day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Labare. Sgt. Labare has served four years and eight months, 39 months being in England, France and Germany. He reports back to Fort Devens October 30th for discharge.

E. A. GAGNON, ship fitter second class, took part in the last bombardment of the Jap homeland aboard the USS Stoddard of Admiral Halsey’s 3rd fleet. Strikes were also made against Chichi Jima.

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Pressey and daughter, Margaret; Sgt. And Mrs. Harold Seac and son, Russell and Mrs. Richard Moffat and baby, Dawn all of Hancock were week end visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Garvin.

SGT. AND MRS. GORDON GARROW are the parents of a daughter, Laura Louise born October 12 at St. Albans hospital. Sgt. Garrow is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Garrow of Richford Center. Mrs. Garrow will be remembers ads Lula Wright the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Wright of South Richford.

ATTENTION RED CROSS KNITTERS in Richford. Wrist-lets for servicemen are greatly needed. Yarn and instructions are now here. Please call at the Fred H. Kelley Insurance Agency for supplies.

THE ROBARGE BLOCK on Willow Street has been purchased by James Thompson.

MOUTH HYGIENE IS ESSENTIAL, use Mi31 solution. Best by test. Pint, 49 cents at the Taylor’s Rexall Store.

Bisma-Rex the 4 way relief from acid-indigestion, sour stomach, heart burn, acid dyspepsia and belching. Taylor’s Rexall Store

MR. AND MRS. E. I. LIVINGSTON who have been in Boston and other places purchasing new fall and winter goods returned home Thursday morning.

MRS. I. B. HAWLEY expects to close here home this week end and go to Northfield where she will spend the winter with her daughter.

MRS. ALMA STEVENS left Wednesday on a motor trip to St. Petersburg, Florida where she will spend the winter.

TUESDAY EVENING the Ladies of St. Ann’s Society of All Saints gave a surprise party in the KC hall to Mrs. Arthur Young in honor of her recent marriage. Sandwiches, cup cakes and coffee were served. Cards were enjoyed. High score going to Mrs. Thomas Michael and low to Mrs. Edward Lariviere. Mrs. Young was presented with a pure of money.

FRED DOMINA underwent an operation at the St. Albans Hospital last Wednesday.

MASTER ALFED PRIVE had the misfortune to break his shoulder while playing last Thursday. After being taken to Dr. Lawliss’ office he was taken to the St. Albans hospital where the fracture was reduced.

FRESHMAN RECEPTION RHS gym Friday October 19 dancing from 9 to 1.

Weed’s Imperial Orchestra.

Admission 60 cents per person tax included

Initiation of freshmen at 7 p. m.

SENIOR PLAY “A CASE OF SPRINGTIME” Friday evening October 26 at the Richford Town Hall at 8:15 p. m. Admission: children under 12 25 cents; adults 40 cents.


Call between 2 and 5 p. m. any week day


THE FOLLOWING EMPLOYEES of the Ryerson Sister’s shop went by train to Montreal Saturday: Mrs. Homer Baker, Mrs. Hazel Wetherby, Mrs. John Clewley, Mrs. Ray Hoben, Mrs. Albert Reed, Mrs. Ernest Bonnette, Mrs. Henry Fecteau, Mrs. Oscar Mayhew and Mrs. Samuel Benson. Miss Leona Dow and Miss Dorothy Demar formerly employed at the shop and Miss Florence Rouse also accompanied them. Their tour of the city included the shopping district, the wax museum, the shrine the cathedrals and luncheon and dinner at the Windsor Hotel.


240 acres with 70 head of cattle, everything that it takes to make a high grade farm.

Other farms listed, Carroll H. Davis, Realtor, Richford, phone 2142.


“Ted’s Grill starts frying the Army boys.”

Tuesday night Ted’s Grill went to work on the Army boys from the very start of the match Ted’s team went to frying the Army boys and game by game they fried. When the match was over the army boys were still frying as Ted’s Grill came out 48 pins in the lead.

Final score for Ted’s Grill, 1332.

Army boys, 1284. Top man on Ted’s team was Blair with 294; on the Army Boys team was Howarth with 275.

These two teams will get together next Tuesday night at 7:30.


Supt. Tobin Haggerty announces that plans are being arranged for the observance of National ‘Educational week in our schools. A new Bell & Howell Motion Picture sound projector, a gift to the school by the FFA has arrived and will be used to show some educational films to parents and students during National Education week.

More detailed information regarding these plans will be mentioned later.


If you have furniture and other articles that you no longer want; let me sell them for a small commission at my auction rooms which I shall open shortly. Auction means action and cash in your pocket. Contact me at once. D. E. HUTCHINSON, AUCTIONEER AND APPRAISER, phone 2402, 48 Troy Street, Richford, Vt.

ELECTRIC WIRING, milk coolers, Conde milkers, gates belts, electric motors, electric fixtures, rubbers for all milkers.



The group met November 6 at the home of Mrs. Albert Lumbra on Harlem Street.

There was a pot luck dinner served at noon. There were nine members and two visitors present, also Miss Hyde the agent.

“Program Planning” was the subject of the meeting.

A nominating committee for election of officers was appointed consisting of Mrs. Edward Potvin, Mrs. Don Woodward and Mrs. Isadore Garrow. A letter of thanks from Mrs. George Farmer was read.

The next meeting will be held on December 4 at the home of Mrs. Edward Potvin, South Richford.

There will be a Xmas tree. All members are asked to each bring a gift for the tree.

There will be an election of officers at this meeting. All members are asked to please attend this meeting in order to complete unfinished business.

TURKEYS 53 cents a pound place your order before November 15, dressed, ready for use, KENNETH LAHUE, PHONE 2026, RICHFORD.


I wish to thank my friends and relatives for the many cards, lovely flowers and nice gifts sent to me while I was in the St. Albans Hospital.

I also wish to thank my schoolmates for the nice sunshine box, Robert Blair.


Monday night the St. Albans Seabees came to Richford and played our local Army five our boys winning by 91 pins.

Tuesday night Ted’s Grill played the Sweat-Comings team, known as Polly Gross Lumberjacks and won by a margin of 48 pins.

McFadden had the high string of the game of 103 and Benoit had the high total of 280.

Friday night Drapers RHS sluggers will play against Blue Bird Lunch.

October 25, JG


A Solemn High Mass of Requiem has been announced as a memorial service for Everett K. Young in All Saints church next Saturday morning at 9 o’clock. Members of Richford Post of the American Legion will attend in a body as will representatives of organizations with which the parents of the boy are affiliated.

Everett Young was the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Ulric Young and was born in Richford July 30, 1924. He was graduated from RHS in June 1943 and in that same month entered military service. He received his training at Camp Croft, SC and was assigned to the 168th Infantry, Company B, 34th Infantry Division of the Fifth Army. He visited his home on furlough just prior to his going to Africa in November 1943.

On May 29, 1944 word was received from the War department cam to his family that he was missing in action in Italy and each subsequent message at 3 month intervals for a year lessened the hope that he might eventually be found.

The Purple Heart award for injuries received in February 1944 and the Infantry Badge Citation and Insignia were sent to his parents by the War Department.


A committee for making the canvas has organized the town into districts and appointed canvasser to make the annual collection for this fund. The canvassers and territories are rather long to be published but each solicitor will be seen and notified of their territory.

The committee in charge for Richford is Thayer Comings, Kilda Guertin and C. H. Aiken. Any contributions by mail may be forwarded to this committee.

Richford’s quota is the same as last year which was $1900. That is a sizable gift and enough so each must really dig deep to meet it.

The next five or six months of the fall and winter will be one of the most critical periods in human history and the following months of spring and summer will prove whether we have won the peace or whether we have failed to offset those many factors designed to create a new and more devastating war against civilization.

The crisis in Europe, with Germany and in the Pacific with Japan also defeated, but in definite victory yet won, means settle for millions (our own servicemen and women and liberated peoples) the grim question of whether in peace we in Vermont assistance of these fellow Vermonters still in service and the hunger and privation of those war time friends of ours who are struggling for sheer survival.

The next 12 months will shape the kind of peace and the kind of world with which the Americans, we Vermonters shall have to live.


A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the Baptist Church Monday evening October 22 when Miss Phyllis Montgomery the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dell Montgomery of Sheldon was united in marriage to PFC Sidney Robarge, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Robarge of this place, Rev. Pomfrey performed the ceremony. Only the immediate family and a few friends attended.

The bride was beautifully gowned in white satin with veil and train.

Following the reception was given in the Montgomery house in Sheldon to relatives and friends when refreshments were served that included a wedding cake. PFC Robarge is home of furlough and reports back to Monroe, LA Friday.


Word has been received by Vern Whitney from the 77th Infantry Division Headquarters that his son, Sgt. Francis M. Whitney has received the bronze star medal.

The citation is as follows:

Sgt. Francis M. Whitney, 31059108, Field Artillery, United States Army, for meritorious service in connection with military operations against the enemy on Okinawa, R I on May 7 1945. On the night of 7 May the infantry company to which Sergeant Whitney was attached as a forward observer came under a heavy concentration of enemy mortar fire. Several men on an isolated outpost were wounded by a direct hit. Hearing their calls for help, Sergeant Whitney voluntarily and with complete disregard for his own safety left the protection of his foxhole and made his way one hundred years across a shell swept field to the aid of the wounded men and administered first aid. Although he was fully exposed to the enemy by illuminating flares and a furious hail of fire directed at him he courageously continued his efforts until first aid had been administered to all of the wounded. Sergeant Whitney’s heroic actions, unselfish devotion to duty and his courage under fire were an inspiration to all who saw him and were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service.

The above citation was signed by A. D. Bruce, Major General of U. S. Army Commanding.


A diver from Montreal, Sylvester Cormier, was here Saturday and Sunday searching every possible pool and spot in the river where the body of little James Messier might have lodged but without avail.

It was exactly one month ago that little James Messier slipped into the swift current of the river. Every effort possible to recover the body as that time was mad but the river was high and roily. It was generally believed the body was swept down stream a long distance, but the parents had a feeling that the body had lodged in a pool a little distance below where he slipped in. Or possibly his clothing had caught on snags or on old automobiles frames dumped into the river. The parents had said they would feel satisfied if a search was made in the deep pools. If he was not found there they believed he had been swept down stream an unknown distance with small hope of recovery.

The Montreal diver was very good and was able to search the whole area. The water was clear and he was equipped with a light. When he had finished his search he said he thought the body had been carried down stream, possibly at the time when it came tot eh surface.

The river has been high during the entire month except two days soon after the drowning. During those tow dais no organized effort was made to have a diver.


Don’t forget the good cheer special which will arrive at the church on November 9 and will remain over and leave after the evening performance on November 10.

Aboard the special you will find an apron and novelty booth filled with just what you are looking for, there will be the tot’s trailer and you will find the canteen in the afternoon followed by an afternoon program.

At 5:30 p. m. supper will be serviced in the buffet car. Aboard this special in the evening there will be a musical program of unusual interest. It will pay you to visit the Good Cheer Special as it makes this stop.

A full program will be given next week. Watch for it!

$50.00 REWARD is being offered to the person of high school age or over who finds the body of James Messier, 3 year old who was drowned on September 20, 1945.

This reward is being offered from a fund crated by Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Macia form interested and sympathetic citizens of Richford and will be withdrawn on September 20, 1946.


To demonstrate the many uses of REX-EME! This medicated greaseless cream:

Smoothes protects and beautifies the hands------is effective as a powder base, relieves sunburn, minor burns and chafing----cleanses enlarge pores, and removes blackheads-----alleviates other miner skin blemishes-----is excellent as a bard softener, a brushless shaving cream and for razor burn-----relives tired, aching feet.

Backed by the genuine and sustained quality of the product this variety of uses is a potent reason why there is such a constant demand for Rex-Eme, a demand that is not merely seasonal but uniform every month of the year.

6 ounce jars only 50 cents, sold in Richford only at TAYLOR’S REXALL STORE, at the bridge, Richford.


The other day your editor was driving a back road to get close to nature during the time the leaves were turning. He had frequented this road during many other years but this time the road was very poor. We stopped to chat with a farmer along this road and the question of road condition came up. Were remarked that the road seemed to be in the worst conditions we had ever seen it. The farmer said he road commissioners had not done a thing to it this year. The next day the editor was talking with another farmer living in another part of the town and he brought up the question of roads because that very morning the cream truck was stuck in a mud puddle and could not make the usual trip. This town has a road commissioner who we think is all right, yet here were townsmen cursing him because he didn’t day anything for their road.

The recent episode in Richford of a small boy loosing his life in the river brought public discussion of another group of town officials.

These incidents are mentioned only too prove the point that being a town officer is not always a bed or roses.

No matter what an elected officer may do, he will be criticized. Some of the best town officers we know have been cursed and criticized left and right, but they could take it and still go right along doing a good job.

Some men flourish on criticism knowing that every knock is a boost. Other person wilt when the finger of scorn is pointed there way.

Most of us prefer the individual who can stand on is own feet and meet fair criticism, fight for his decisions and let the chips fall where they may. He will be right more than half the time, which is a pretty good batting average.


Please shop early, A & P employees get Saturday evenings off, we now close every Saturday night at 6 p. m.

Skinless Frankfort’s 37 cents a lb.

Minced ham 31 cents a lb.

Bologna 31 cents a lb.

Fresh fruits & vegetables

Oranges California 200’s 48 cents a dozen.

252’s 37 cents a dozen, size 288’s 2 dozen 45 cents.

Florida size 176’s 41 cents a dozen, 216’s 34 cents a dozen.

Cauliflower long island snow white each 29 cents.

Carrots long tender western 2 bchs. 19 cents

Potatoes sweet Maryland 4 lbs. for 25 cents

Turnips yellow waxed 3 lbs for 10 cents.

Bosc Pears Oregon 2 lbs. 31 cents.

Tomatoes fancy cello wrapped pkg. 21 cents.

Grapefruit Florida 64 & 70 3 for 21 cents.


Serve the famous Jane Parker “DATED” DONUTS

Dated fresh daily, plain dozen 16 cents.

White bread Marvel Enr. 26 ¼ oz. loaf 12 cents.

Rye Bread, Marvel sour type 20 oz. loaf 14 cents.

Variety breads Marvel 20 oz. loaf 11 cents.

Raisin, Vienna, Cracked wheat, 100% whole wheat, plain rye.

FLAVOR TESTED TEAS at less than a penny a cup.

¼ pound pkg. 34 cents, ½ lb. pkg. 31 cents.

Pancake flour Sure Rising 5 lb. bag for 32 cents

Buckwheat flour 5 lbs. sure rising bag 34 cents.

Ivory Snow 2 med. 19 cent large pkg. for 23 cents

Duz 2 med. Pkg. 19 cents, large 23 cents

Oxydol 2 med. Pkg. 19 cents, large pkg. 23 cents.

Soapine 22 oz. pkg. 23 cents

Cashmere bouquet soap 3 cakes 27 cents.

Lava Soap 3 cakes 17 cents

Palmolive soapy 3 reg. cakes 20 cents

Palmolive soap 2 bath size 19 cents

Sunbrite Cleanser can 15 cents.


All prices subject to market changes. We reserved the right to limit quantities.


Sgt. Leonard Wursthorne is spending a furlough with is parents, Mr. and Mrs. Farley Wursthorne, after serving overseas for 39 months. Sgt. Wursthorne saw service in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. He reports back to Fort Devens for discharge October 27 and will return to work for the Portland Pipe Line Company.


Sgt. Leonard Pouliot has been spending a few days at the New American House and visiting friends in town. He has been visiting his parents in Sherbrooke.

ENSIGN ROCKWOOD REED, a pilot in the navy has been discharged and is stopping at the home of Leon Going.

PROMOTED Ernest A. Sanborn has been received by Mrs. Sanborn that her husband, Pfc. Ernest A. Sanborn ahs been promoted to a corporal. Cpl. Sanborn is now stationed in San Fernando, Luzon.

Lt. Donlon Hurtubise with his wife and young son are in town for a few days visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Hurtubise and other relatives and friends.

Private Albert Robarge of Camp Croft, SC was home last week on furlough. Here turned last Saturday.

S C 1c Herman H. Rowse received his honorable discharge at the Boston receiving station last Sunday and is now back operating his store.

ALLEN LAUDER is among the men in U. S. Navy who has received his honorable discharge and is now at his home here.

LELAND VINCENT arrived home from Florida last Monday. He was discharged at Camp Gordon Johnston, Florida. Sgt. Vincent had served in Alaska until a few months ago when he was sent to Florida.

ELLIOTT S. LIVINGSTON was honorable discharged form the United States Army on October 13, 1945. He served nearly 4 years in the service. About 3 years he was in Hawaii. On April 16, 1945 he left for Okinawa and he fought in the Battle of Ryukyus which was the most deadly battle of the Asiatic Pacific campaign. It was in this battle that General Buckner was killed and General Stillwell took over. After spending a few days with relatives and friends in Boston and New York, Elliott returned home Tuesday October 23.

FRANCIS DUVAL received his discharge papers at Camp Edwards, on October 20 and arrived here in Tuesday.

REUBEN MARTIN received his honorable discharge papers at the Fargo Building in Boston last Sunday. He is now with his family here. Mr. Martin has been on the fleet tanker “Chikaskia” working in the Pacific waters supplying gas and oil to task forces operating in nearly every battle zone.

LAVENDER’S SHOE REPAIR SHOP has been sold and anyone having shoes there will please call for them at the Lavender house on 23 Noyes Street.

RAIN COATS, RAIN BOOTS, for ladies and children, SWEATERS, BOYS & GIRLS a good assortment, Infant’s wearing apparel, bunting, gifts, blankets, LEROY F. SMITH’S, Dial 2021, Richford, Vermont


2 shows every night starting at 7 p. m. Admission adult’s 35 cents including tax, children 16 cents including tax.

Sunday & Monday October 28 and 29, PRIDE OF THE MARINES staring John Garfield, Dane Clark and Eleanor Parker.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, October 30, 31 and November 1, three days, at regular admission prices WILSON in Technicolor staring Charles Coburn, Alexander Knox and Geraldine Fitzgerald. Notice, due to length of tie feature there will only be one show each evening starting at 7:30 p. m.

Friday & Saturday November 2 & 3 GENTLE ANNIE starring James Craig, Donna Reed and Marjorie Main.

MRS. HYLAND THOMPSON was taken to the St. Albans hospital by ambulance last Sunday.

JUNIOR CLASS OF RHS PRESENTS HALLOWE’EN DANCE TUESDAY OCTOBER 30 in the High School Gym music by Weed’s Orchestra, dancing from 8 to 12. Admission 60 cent tax included.

Prize for the most original costume masquerade if you wish.


I wish to thank my many friends and relatives who remembered me with flowers, cards, letters and other gifts sent me while in the Mary Fletcher Hospital. They were all greatly appreciated. Mrs. Jennie Playful.


Letty Aldrich has recently joined the troops. The membership drive for the scouts is still on and new members will be welcome.

The troop is planning on a scavenger hunt at the next meeting. Each scout is to bring a lunch, rain or shine.

Meeting will take place on Wednesday from now on. Scribes, Norma Jean Ruiter and Margaret Jackson.

Wednesday evening about 25 friends of Miss Genevieve Martel gathered at the home of Mrs. John Martel on Troy Street in honor of her approaching marriage to Wesley Jacobs on October 29. A social evening was enjoyed and refreshments served. She was the recipient of many lovely and useful gifts.

SENIOR PLAY “A Case of Springtime.”

Friday evening October 26 at the Richford Town Hall, 8:15 p. m. admission children under 12 25 cents, adults 40 cents.

WEDNESDAY EVENING about 15 friends of Mrs. Theodore Martin gave here a house warming in her new apartment on Main Street. A social evening was enjoyed and delicious refreshments served. She was presented with some lovely gifts.


Richford-“Comrades” elected the following new officers at their Sunday night meeting:

President, Margaret Jenne.

Vice President, “Veronica Bordo

Secretary, Lois Ann Stanley

Treasurer, John Paul Jenne

Chairman of Worship, Virginia Jacobs

Co-Chairman, community service, Celeste Gage and Richard Johnson.

Co-Chairman world friendship, Martha Ann Taylor and Betty Manosh.

Co-Chairman recreation, Shirley Goodhue, John Livingston “Comrades” is a United Christian Youth Fellowship for high school age youth in Richford, Berkshire and Montgomery.

Stove pipe, elbows, wire

Weather stripping

Insulating building paper

Chimney sweep soot destroyer

Glass, glazing compound


D. D. T. (Purgicide)

Steel Garbage cans, 10 gallon.

Turkey wire

Clothes hampers

Fire king ovenware

Farmers & Lumbermen’s equipment.

AGENTS FOR Haverly milk coolers & freezers.

Goodyear tires

Pittsburgh paints & Paper certain teed roofing.


EDGAR PLANT who has been ill and unable to work for the past two years returned to his position as CPR agent here last Saturday. Cecil O. Jones who has been acting agent during Mr. Plante’s illness is on vacation for a couple of weeks. When he returns to work he will be the second trick operation, the position he held before becoming agent.

OTIS LABARE is ill and confined to his home.

MRS. D. LASNIER is very ill and has called, Mrs. Lynn Thompson of Berkshire to help care for her.

NOTICE Northern Bus Lines bus stop waiting room and parcels handled at SKEIKIES RESTAURANT for bus service information call 480 or 2892.

THE FIVE MEMBERS of the Woman’s Society of Christian Service to attend the district meeting in Montpelier last Thursday were: President, Ms. Robert Corliss; corresponding Secretary Mrs. Carl Whitcomb, secretary of literature, Mrs. Whitman; chairman of statues of women, Mrs. H. A. Puffer and chairman of spiritual life, Mrs. A. J. Carr.

AUCTION we will sell to the highest bidder, at our home on Intervale Avenue, RICHFORD, VERMONT SATURDAY OCTOBER 17 AT 12 NOON the following household goods; Beds, springs, mattresses, dressers, pillows, quilts, spreads, dresser scarf’s, Edison phonograph and records, rockers and straight chairs, love seats, hall trees, chests, trunks, child’s high chair, and rocking horses, power jig saw, electric toaster, clock, percolators and lamps, porch glider, large wardrobe, shades and three Venetian blinds, awnings, oil room heaters, window screens, skies and hockey stick, set of automobile seat covers, linoleum, oil lanterns, was tubs, and many articles too numerous to mention.

In case of rain postponed one week.


BEACON BLANKETS, part wool, make warm friends, SPECIAL we have received a small shipment of fine quality Jacquard design Beacon Blankets. Assorted colors and patters, size 72 x 84 inches. $3.60 A few Indian design blankets at the same price.

OTHER BEACON BLANKETS $4.95 to $12.50 each. We’re agents for Lagrow’s Cleaners & Dyers of St. Albans. THE MILLER STORE, MAIN STREET, TEL. 461, RICHFORD.

WRITING PAPER IN POUND PACKAGES or attractive boxes 29 cents to $2 just in from manufacturers. Anticipate your Christmas needs. Taylor’s Rexall Store.

BIBLES new stock just received priced 50 cents to $8. Highest quality and good value, Taylor’s Rexall Store.

A DAUGHTER was born to Mr. and Mrs. Chester Barney at the St. Albans hospital Wednesday.

News ahs been received OF THE DEATH OF James Dunton of Rutland, Mass. A former resident of this town. Burial will be under Masonic rites on Friday.

AFTER YOUR HOME burns, the mortgage will be the first to collect on your fire insurance. The balance is all you will receive.

WILL this amount be sufficient to reimburse you for any loss of our equity, if not, take out additional insurance NOW-through THE FRED H. KELLEY INSURANCE AGENCY, Richford.

CAROLYN JENNE and Jane McCormick, nurses in training at the Mary Fletcher spent the week end in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Jenne.


At the annual meeting of the bureau held at Enosburg Falls last Thursday officers were elected, reports given and members went on record supporting milk subsidy. St. Lawrence Waterway and better health program. One of the attractions was the bountiful supper at St. John de Baptist parish hallo served by the Lumnahs.

Complete list of officers follows.

O. Leland Stanley, President, Richford.

Frank Myott, Enosburg, Vice President.

Mr. Safford Dunbar, Sheldon, secretary.

George A. Cahill, St. Albans, treasurer.

Carleton Hamlen, St. Albans, Assistant treasurer.

Serving with these officers on the executive committee will be:

John Cabana, Bakersfield

Garnet Harvey, Berkshire

Mrs. Donald Wright, Enosburg

Raymond McNall, Fairfax

Samuel Webb, Fairfax

Allen G. Wanzer, Fairfield

Philip G. Ryan, Fairfield

Mrs. Oscar Carpenter, Fletcher

Mrs. Leon Magnant, Franklin

Stuart Newton, Georgia

Mrs. Willard Cassidy, Highgate

Mrs. Ray Pudvah, Montgomery

Frank Hill, Montgomery

Will Davis, Richford

Clair Spooner, Sheldon

Eldon Laplant and Mrs. Howard Wright of St. Albans and Mrs. Howard Hibbard and Robert Dunbar of Swanton.

Subsidy payments were one of the points most heatedly discussed. The resolutions committee proposed continuance of the subsidy. Lloyd Chaffee of Enosburg commented that a year ago the subsidy was characterizes as “indefensible, but now it was to be held “indispensable.”

Chaffee said, too, that while farmers wanted the consumer to pay a true price, President Roosevelt had insisted upon a subsidy which would be a cushion for the consumer. But President Truman is opposed to subsidies and agricultural leaders are turning away from his practice, he pointed out. He held forth cooperatives are a better means of establishing higher living standards and counter balancing economic inequalities faced by the farmer.

Then to the rescue of the resolution came Garnet Harvey of Berkshire, who held that a subsidy was necessary under present production costs.

The “bureau” also went on record for a study be made to see if the Farm Bureau, if it were dissociated with the extension service might be able to expand its services.

Expansion of the cooperatives and the work of the State Secretary Gordon Loveless.

Holding of conference of Agriculture, industry and labor representatives.

Continue buying of federal bonds.

More research work aimed at opening new lanes of farm opportunity for farm youth.

Shipment of surplus food to the hungry peoples of the world.

Expansion of the work of the artificial breeding association.

Establishment of a soil conservation district.

Work of the state farm bureau, the extension service and county farm bureau.

Expansion of milk advertising program, especially through one of the national associations.

A 4-H oratorical contest in which Charles Nye and Betty Bard, both of Highgate were rated first and second.

An entertainment feature “Sheer Nonsense” by Mrs. Max Barrows of Montpelier.

An address by Roy Bergengren, Madison, Wisconsin, in which he invited establishment of credit units in Vermont.

He spoke of them as adjuncts of the cooperatives and stated that while the last depression brought many bank failures not a single credit unit went bankrupt. He also urged application of religious convictions in solutions of the day’s problems, urging that people “change the protestations of faith to manifestation of faith.”


This 25 lb. boy is the year old son of Woodrow and Ida Domina King of Star Route, Richford. The lad’s name is Douglas and he has blue eyes and brown hair.

Cute little Connie Lee, is the 10 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Baker of Richford. This husky miss weighs 27 lbs. and has blonde curls and blue eyes.

Her mother will be remembered as Hildredth Miner of East Berkshire.

Gail is the year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Lawyer of Richford and she weighs 22 lbs.

She has blonde hair and blue eyes. Mrs. Lawyer was the former Cecile St. Jean.

Marion and William are the twins of Harrison and Christine Campbell Kittell.

They will be two years old on November 12 and they both have blue eyes and brown hair.

William weighs 30 lbs. and Marion weighs 26 lbs.

ST. ANN’S CHURCH, Richford, Vt., Rev. Cedric L. Mather, Rector

10 a. m. the church school.

10:45 a. m. holy communion and sermon.

Saturday October 27 at 2:30 in the parish hall there will be a haolowe’en party for all children of the church school age in St. Ann’s parish.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Richford, George Pomfrey, Pastor.

10:30 morning worship, theme: “The Greatest Prayer and Greatest Promise.”

Mrs. Helen Brown, organist, music by the choir, vocal solo by Geraldine Shover.

11:45 church school, Mrs. Milton Spicer, superintendent.

4:30 junior society.


2:30 divine worship, theme “A Response to the Divine.”

Message by Mrs. Pomfrey, Mrs. Gertrude Robarge, organist and junior choir director.

3:30 church school, Charles Gross, superintendent. Members of the church and community cordially invited.

RICHFORD METHODIST CHURCH, 10 a. m. Miss Grace Hibbard, organist.

Anthem by the youth choir, offertory Saxophone solo by John Jenne, Illustration for the juniors, sermon “The Church’s Task.”

Junior church instruction period on missions by Miss Ruby Corliss and Mrs. Hollis Hastings.

Church school at 11 a. m. Mrs. Don Pierce, superintendent of the youth division. The largest attendance of the year was registered last Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal Saturday afternoon at 1:15. Five members of the WSCS attended the district meeting at Montpelier last Thursday. Mrs. Robert Corliss was elected district secretary of Christian social relations and local church activities.


Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Wilson have turned form Hartford, Conn. Where they visited their daughter and family Mr. and Mrs. Ray Garrick.

Elmer Ames of Maine was an overnight guest in the home of Mrs. Eva Durkee this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Herb Stanhope of Burlington called on Mrs. Eva Durkee on Saturday.

Miss Sybil Wright has employment in Burlington.

Mrs. Elena Gross attended the teachers convention in Burlington on Thursday had Friday of last week.


The bingo party and health program sponsored by the pupils of the school were very well attended Wednesday evening October 10 and $48 was raised.

This amount will be used to purchase Encyclopedias for the school.

The pupils of this school and their teacher, Mrs. Marie Perry wish to take this opportunity to thank those who participated, in particular Mr. and Mrs. William Perry of Richford who conducted the fish pond; Miss Gertrude Perry of
Richford, Junior Morse, Charles Gross, Dale and Delbert Gross, Mrs. Hugh Smith, Percy and Persus Monteith who conducted the bingo game and auction.

Others who deserve special mention are Mrs. Persus Monteith, Mrs. Mahlon Blodgett and Mrs. Alex Racine for serving refreshments.

Mrs. Frank Gross needs special praise for her help at the organ also Mrs. Monteith, Katherine Wing, Albert Perry;, Mrs. Blodgett, Mrs. Morse who helped during the health program.

They want to name in this space the people who helped by contributing money or prizes or both and made this occasion a complete success: Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Nutting, Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Morse of Jay, Mrs. Charles Morse, Mrs. Etta Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Johnson, Mrs. Jesse Royce, Edwin Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Blodgett, Mrs. Eliza Briar, Mrs. Myrtle Cummings, Mrs. James Chase, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard McAllister, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Wright, Mrs. Betsy Collins, Albert Durkee, Mr. and Mrs. Don Miner, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Longley, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gross, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Racine, Mr. and Mrs. William Steinhour, Mrs. Llewellyn Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Persus Monteith, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gross and family; Mrs. Lillian Brooks, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wing, Mrs. John Blanchard, Mrs. Corinne Marshia, Mr. and Mrs. Beeman and Miss Sarah Thomas.

“I OWN MY OWN HOME” but do you really? You don’t own it completely until it’s paid for. We’ll be glad to arrange a mortgage plan for you that will make the home ALL yours some day. Rates are reasonable; length of loan and amount of the payments are fitted to your individual situation. Won’t you discuss this with us? No obligation on your part.

RICHFORD SAVINGS BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.


District of Franklin, ss:

The honorable probate court for the district of Franklin:

To all persons interested in the estate of C. E. Whitcomb late of Richford in said district deceased,

GREETINGS, at a probate court holden at the city of St. Albans within and for said district on the 11th day of October 1945 an instrument purporting to be the last will and testament of C. E. Whitcomb, late of Richford, deceased, was presented to the court aforesaid, for probate.

And it is ordered by said court that the 8 day of November 1945, at the probate office in said city of St. Albans at 11:30 o’clock in the forenoon be assigned for proving said instrument; and that notice be given to all persons concerned, by publishing this order three weeks successively in the Richford Journal Gazette and Enosburg Standard, newspapers circulating in that vicinity, in said district, previous to the time appointed.

THEREFORE: you are hereby notified to appear before said court, at the time and place aforesaid, and contest the probate of said will, if you have cause.

Given under my hand at the city of St. Albans in said district, this 11th day of October 1945. Wilma S. Williams, Judge.

November 1, JG


Last Friday evening the senior class of RHS presented its annual play entitled “A Case of Springtime” to a fair but enthusiastic audience at the town hall.

Curtain time found the leading man, Lorne Bradbury as Bob Parker, staging a fake telephone call. Posing as his father he attempted to convince the principal that son, Bob was a sick boy. The day before Bob had presented his magic act in the course of which he attempted to saw a girl in half. The lucky girl was the principal’s daughter, Joan Abernaker, played by Joyce Rogerson. The act failed and blood was spilled. Joan, Bob’s one and only, more or less started Bob to taking up magic by her fancy for college men. This lust, by Joan and the black magic for Bob put the play into full progress. But Alas! Bob’s black magic got and kept him in constant trouble which was finally cleared up in the third act to give the ;play a happy ending as all good stories do.

Mr. Parker, Bob’s stern father, played by “Douglas Woodward, tried to help his son but it took the motherly kindness and devotion of Mrs. Parker, Laura Pederson, to steady Bob and help him through the dreary hours to come. Finally Pop came to his son’s rescue when he found that the cellar contained chinchillas instead of rabbits which were a part of the magic act.

The life of the show was Richard Johnson as Dickie Parker with his book carrier Margaret Jenne as Gwen Anderson. Gwen tried all sorts of sweets on Dickie but nothing could sway this man and his muscle training to see the “glitter” in her eyes. It was these two who planned to unite Bob and Joan by a grand slam booby trap consisting of pepper, a fan, a pin cushion and hot seats. And did it work! So good in fact that the PTA members invited by Mrs. Parker to prove to them that Bob had the best environment, etc. received the “good tidings” instead of Joan’s college date.

Stalwart professor Abernaker, Eugene Blair, gave his bit (a good suit coat) unknowingly for Bob’s magic act. To Dickie this coat was of poor material as he tore it in two to prove his muscles were real to admirer Gwen. Just after Bob made the discovery of the torn coat the door bell rang. To hide the evidence the coat was slipped into the laundry bag. The Parker’s maid, Louella, played by Mabel Cramton was under strict orders form Mrs. Parker to dye everything in the bag a bright yellow. This was done much to Bob’s regret. When principal learned this he blow the lid. Imagine addressing a PTA meeting in a bright yellow coat.

Kenneth Baker as Joan’s big brother, Eddie and Veronica Bordo as Bob’s big sister, Betty supported the cast in a fashioning only as a brother and sister could.

It was Miss Bright, Phyllis McCuin, who came to the rescue by informing Bob that the rabbits were chinchillas and all but the original two were his to keep. Then all the women were on Bob’s side leaving the “law” Harold Spicer without a man to take to jail.

Specialties between the acts were the junior girl’s chorus under the direction of two of its classmates as conductors and Mrs. A. J. Carr at the piano, piano duets by Celeste Gage and Betsy Comings and a; solo by John Jenne.

Much credit is due to Principal George Bicknell who ably coached the play and with the assistance of Miss Virginia Bingham for putting on such a good performance.


A recent sample of village water sent to the state lab for analysis is reported to be normal and safe for drinking purposes as reported by Dr. F. J. Lawliss, Health Officer.


The Solemn High Mass of Requiem sung as a memorial for Pvt. Everett P. Young in All Saints Saturday October 27 was largely attended. Rev. H. C. Barrett was the celebrant, Rev. R. E. Blais of Enosburg was deacon; Rev Leo Gingras of Montgomery was sub deacon.

Upon the catafalque before the sanctuary gates reposed the American flag which was presented to the late veteran’s mother, Mrs. Ulric Young by Reginald Rowley. Commander of the Richford Post of the American Legion. Commander Rowley led a large delegation including legionaries, veterans of WW 1 and WW II. The color bearers were Walter Lawyer and Raymond Benson, the guards Robert Howarth and Paul Lariviere; Gilman Deyette sounded taps at the conclusion of the ceremony.

“Prayer for America” by
Archbishop Francis J. Spellman of New York, Vicar for the Military Ordinariate, was included among the memorial prayers offered.

Those from away who attended were Mrs. Foster Lawyer, Mr. and Mrs. Peter O’Reilly from “
West Hartford, Conn., Mrs. George Brown, Jr. from Staten Island NY, Mrs. Hubert Dowling, Mr. and Mrs. Yale Flanagan and Mrs. Frank Soule from St. Albans.

Delegations representing the K. of C., CDA and St. Ann’s Society occupied reserved sections.


We want to take this opportunity to show our appreciation and give our thanks to the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus and the many friends and neighbors for the solace and comfort afforded us at the services for our son and brother. Mrs. Ulric Young and family.


The business meeting of the CD was held in the parish hall. A good attendance was present.

The following repot of the recent clothing drive was given by the District chairman, Mrs. Laura Guertin, and parish chairman, Mrs. Lucille Archambault.

The clothing drive sponsored by the CDA and St. Ann’s Society of All Saints unit of he National Council of catholic
Women was a success.

About 1200 pieces of clothing were donated and shipped to War relief Services in New York City.

These garments are to be shipped to destitute hungry, homeless children and sisters throughout the devastated and war torn areas of Europe and China.

The children of All Saints who attended grades form one thru six were entertained at a Hallowe’en party, Wednesday p. m. from 3 until 5. Games were played and some prizes were awarded. Refreshments of doughnuts and punch were served by the October committee, Mrs. Theresa Comings, Miss Pruella Gibson and Miss Margaret Westman.


The annual meeting will be held in the Baptist church, Enosburg Falls on Sunday afternoon and evening November 3, the convention opening at 3 p. m.

The afternoon will be given over to conferences for workers with our juniors and young people

Rev. Stanley Hyde, state secretary will bring with him the following resource leaders:

A. E., Grimes, field secretary of the Universalist church of America.

Clyde Hess, state secretary of the VT YMCA.

Rev. Harold Brickland Adult Education advisor.

A & P SUPER MARKET, shop early on Saturdays, remember we close early every Saturday evening at 6 p. m.

Large Valencia California oranges, size 126 75 cents a dozen, size 176 for 54 cents a dozen.

Florida Oranges 150’s 50 cents a dozen, 200’s 37 cents a dozen, 250’s 30 cents a dozen.

Grapefruit Florida size 54’s 3 for 30 cents, 3 64’s 21 cents and 3 80’s for 18 cents.

Long Island Snow White Heads Cauliflower large head 29 cents

Honeydew or Persian Melons 2 lbs. for 23 cents.

California Iceberg Lettuce 48’s each 15 cents, 60’s 13 cents each.

Long and Slender California Carrots 2 bchs. 19 cents.

Potatoes sweet 5 lbs. for 29 cents.

Bosc Pears 2 lbs. 31 cents.

Skinless Frankfort’s 37 cents a pound

Minced Ham 31 cents a pound.

Bologna 31 cents a pound.

Butter Point Reduced now only 8 points per pound 1 lb. print 47 cents. Fresh creamery 92 score.

None better, Whitehouse Evaporated milk 4 14 ½ oz. cans 35 cents.

Each pint contains 400 units of sunshine vitamin D.

Spry lb. jar 8 points, 24 cents 3 lb. jar 68 cents 24 points

Lux Flakes 2 med. 19 cents, large package 23 cents.

Palmolive soap 3 reg. cakes 20 cents

Palmolive Soap 2 bath size 19 cents

Lux Toilet Soap 3 cakes 20 cents.

Vanish toilet bowl cleaner, deodorant 21 oz. 23 cents.

THE GREAT A & P TEA COMPANY, all prices subject to market changes. We reserved the right to limit quantities.


The long searched for body of little James Messier came to an end last Sunday about 12:30. His body was discovered on a sandy beach near Enosburg Falls village on the Longe Meadow by
George Deyette, age 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Birney Deyette. The reward of $50 was given Deyette.

James Messier, age 3 ½ was drowned September 20. Diligent search had been made to recover the body and a diver was employed at three different times but without avail. The banks of the river had been searched as far as East Berkshire.

Funeral services were held at All Saints Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock, Rev. Harold Barrett officiating with burial in the Catholic cemetery. Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Messier, he leaves two sisters, Margaret, 12 and Mary Jane 8.


We wish to extend our most sincere thanks and heartfelt gratitude to all those who were so kind to us during our recent bereavement. Every effort of all who tried so hard to find our little son is gratefully acknowledged especially the Richford firemen and Enosburg rescue squad.

We want to especially thank Mr. and Mrs. Hermie Macia for the special services they rendered making it [possible to have a diver and for countless other acts of kindness which they rendered.

To those who sent flowers and cards of sympathy and to those who furnished cars we extend our sincere thanks. Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Messier.


The Victory Loan, the last big campaign in our war financing effort began October 29 and concluded on December 8, (all E, F. and G Bonds sold before December 31 will count in this campaign)

Richford’s quota for the victory loan campaign is as follows:

E Bonds $40,000

F & G Bonds and

Other securities, 25,000

Total to individuals $65,000

This is a smaller quota than in the 7th war bond drive. At the same time we cannot lessen our effort since present conditions make the sale of bonds more difficult.

This is the last big campaign. Every one of us can greet the last of these campaigns wit a sigh of relief and a glow of satisfaction over a job well done, for Vermonters have done a good job. Let’s make the final drive the best of all

The loan chairmen are Lawrence Gilman and Reginald Rowley.


On November 9 at 2:30 o’clock the doors of the Methodist church will be open so you many, old and young enter to enjoy the Good Cheer special which will be there.

You will find the apron booth where there will be novelties and holders, conducted by Mrs. H. H. Macia and her committee.

The canteen will feature sweets and snacks, conducted by Mrs. Eugene Gage and her committee and an interesting afternoon program.

At 5:30 supper will be served in the buffet dining car by Mrs. James Chase and her committee.

In the evening an interesting musical program written and conducted by Mrs. Carl Whitcomb, Miss Ruby Corliss, Mrs. Rodney Reynolds, and Mrs. A. J. Carr. The program has been entitled: “A Gay Nineties” excursion (C. V.) to the city.

A chorus of 35 voices singing a dramatized musical program the singers all appearing in costumers of the “Gay 90’s) period which is also the setting for the part, with music consisting of music of this period; Waltzes of varying moods and tempos; sob stories; ballads, quartet harmony, narrative ballads. This part of the program takes part on the observation platform of the Good Cheer Special.

The second part is entitled “The Dowager Entertains,” and the musicale is given in the home of Mrs. Charlotte Greene Breckinridge. In this part there will be vocal solo numbers by the gentlemen and the ladies of the cast.

The women’s chorus is giving two numbers, as well as several operatic and classical numbers. There will also be vocal and violin duets.

The ensemble is led by Professor Moresby and the Bach and Beethoven society.

Mrs. Cedric L. Mather will render Cello solos between the acts accompanied by Mrs. Donald R. Brown.

This problem promises to be the outstanding event of musical interest this year and will hold hour attention from start to finish. There will be two performances some on November 9 at 8 o’clock and a repeat on November 10 at 8 o’clock.

The art work and decorating are by Mrs. Robert Corliss, Mrs. Harry Southward and Mrs. Jay Colcord.


An Armistice Day program will be held here on Sunday, November 11, 1945. This program will be held under the direction of the Richford and Enosburg Falls American Legion Posts. The speaker of the afternoon will be John F. Sullivan of St. Albans. Mr. Sullivan is widely known in the American Legion circles having served as national vice Commander, Department Commander and is at the present time commander of the St. Albans American Legion and is on the National Labor Committee of the American Legion.

With weather permitting there will be a parade of the American Legion, veterans of WW I and 2, Spanish American War and other delegations. The parade will be led by the Enosburg Falls and Richford band, starting at 2 p. m. and arriving at the town hall to hear the speaker of ht day at 2:30 p. m. more detai9ls of the Armistice Day program will appear in this paper next week.


The directors of the Chamber of Commerce met Monday evening October 29 at the New American house and elected the following officers for the year 1945-46:

President, Dr. E. J. Swinyer

Vice President, Raymond Lavery

Treasurer, Alson Esty

Secretary, Cecil O. Jones

Following the election of officers the following committees were set up.

Program Committee, Walter Buckley, Chairman, George Bicknell, Leonard Dussault and Tobin Haggerty.

Membership committee: Bacon Palmer, chairman

Charles Dussault

Rev. Robert Moore

Thayer Comings

John Dyer

Lawrence Gilman

Basil Hadlock

Milton Parsons

R. J. Sheperd

G. L. Aldrich

William Rublee

Industrial committee: Cecil O. Jones, Chairman

Guy McCuin

Leroy Smith

Thayer Comings

Civic Committee: Arthur Pond Chairman

Roy Carpenter

Lawrence Gilman

A. J. Livingston

Recreation Committee: Mrs. Beatrice Payne

Don Pierce

Rev. A. J. Carr

Honor Roll: Rev. H. C. Barrett, Chairman

C. H. Austin

You are urged to assist chamber of commerce by bringing to the attention any matters within their scope of endeavor.


Sunday about noon while walking along the bank of the Missisquoi River on the Longe meadow back of the Catholic Church in Enosburg Falls George Deyette, 15 years old, found the body of James Messier, 3, who drowned on September 20.

The Enosburg selectmen were called and the body removed to Powell & Comings undertakers in Richford.

This ends more than four weeks of anxiety that the parents of the child and all the interested citizens of the town have felt.

While at play, little James fell into the river, the Richford Fire Department which is not equipped for rescuing drowned persons called the Enosburg Falls rescue squad and together they dragged the river for days.

The day of the tragedy the water was extremely high but Saturday and Sunday following the water receded and cleared.

Because the town had hired a diver on other occasions, the parents requested they do so for them but they were refused.

Tuesday September 26 by contributions from the citizens of Richford a fund was created and a diver was hired to come for Burlington. After the first selectman found that; this effort was being made, he claims to have contacted a diver in Burlington. However, the only one who came was the person hired by the committee which raised the money for the rescue fund.

It was stated by some town officials that the selectmen of our town had nor right to hire a diver or post a reward. Upon making legal inquiries it was found that they could hire a diver unless our town had some kind of by laws and if so, that they would have been within their rights to have hired a diver and then called a meeting.

There has also been a statement made that it was up to the village trustees to have taken up matter, if so, why is it that the first selectman or selectmen are always called before a body can be touched following a drowning an accident or suicide? Why isn’t the village trustees called first?

If you town has a law which prohibits our selectmen form doing what is right without calling a special town meeting it should be amended. Some think that the body went downstream after a period of seven to nine days when it came to the surface.

Anyway it would have done no harm to spent a little money and at least tried. Searching parties could have been organized to comb the banks of the river at least to the Enosburg Falls dam and if the body did was downstream it might have been found sooner.

The fund grew to $365.95. There were many who gave saying if more were required they would give it and the FFA offered $10 and were told to hold the money and if needed they would be told. There were several such cases.

A diver came from Burlington on September 26 and again on October 7. September 26 the water was too roily and high and on October 7 he was unsuccessful. On October 20 and 21 a diver from Montreal combed the river thoroughly in all places where the family thought the body might be. He stated he felt that the body probably went downstream when it arose and the condition of the body substantiated his statement.

The expense of the divers was $278 and a $50 reward which was offered was paid to

George Deyette of Enosburg Falls.

The telephone bill made by the fire chief to Burlington and Montreal trying to contact divers for the month of September was $5.94 that included the tax. Another bill for October made by the chief which has not come in will be paid and the balance given to the undertakers toward the burial.

There have been statements made that Mrs. Messier called a clairvoyant on firemen’s phone & that she used money from the fund collected to visit one. Neither is true, the calls made were made by the fire chief to get a diver and on money was given Mrs. Messier to visit a clairvoyant from the fund.

If anyone wishes to see the names of the contributors to this fund they may do so by calling at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Macia. They may also check the amount of money if the wish.

This find was not started because of any personal feeling against anyone, simply because it was felt that there was neglect on someone’s part. A life had been lost and the body should have been found as soon as possible and given proper burial.

The creators of the fund wish to thank everyone who made the effort possible. Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Macia.

COUGHS AND COLD NEEDS 50 cent Rexall Aspiroids Cold Capsules and 10 cent Aspirex cough drops.

Apriroids, combine several well known ingredients for treating colds---they go right to work to (1) neutralize excess gastric acidity (2) helps relieve simple headache (3) relieve minor muscular pain and (4) give temporary relief for constipation associated with colds.

ASPIREX-refreshing cough drops, so soothing for the coughs due to colds.

Above remedies especially beneficial when taken before coughs are deep seated and before colds have reached an acute stage.

For sale in Richford only at TAYLOR’S REXALL STORE, at the bridge, Richford.


A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Carlton McEnany of Sheldon Jct. at the Stanley Nursing Home on Monday October 29.

The November meeting of the Woman’s Club will be held at Mrs. Tobin Haggerty’s Monday November 5 at 8 o’clock. The subject is “Radio” with Mrs. Donald Janes in charge of the program. The programs for the year will be available at this time.

DOLLS AND SOFT TOYS, best values of 1945. Wide variety, get yours for Christmas gifts now while we have them. Taylor’s Rexall Store.

Clicquot Club and Cloverdale ginger ale, pale and dry, sarsaparilla, club soda and Moxie. Taylor’s Rexall Store.

Pvt. Lawrence M. Greenwood has arrived safely overseas and is now stationed in the Philippines. His address is Pvt. Lawrence Greenwood, 31404628 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, APO 715, Care postmaster, San Francisco, California.

Robert Frechette and Simone Smith were married at All Saints last Thursday October 25. Ferdinand Smith and Harry Frechette, fathers of the couple were witnesses. Mr. Frechette is a veteran of WW II. The couple will live in Berkshire in the house formerly occupied by Atlee Clark.

William Norton is the year and 8 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Norton of East Richford. Billy has blue eyes and sandy hair.

He weighs about 30 lbs. His mother was the former Stella Steinhower and his father who was recently discharged was a technical sergeant in the army.

A surprise birthday party was given Brenda Elaine Clark on Sunday October 28 at her home in Richford with 6 children and mothers and one grandmother and grand father, and two great grandmothers present. Refreshments were served at 5:30 p. m. Brenda is the 3 year old daughter of A. Lloyd Clark, U. S. Army Air Force, overseas, and Bertha Clark of Richford. She is a very pretty child with blue eyes and light brown hair curls. She weighs 30 lbs.

William Norton is the year and 8 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Norton of East Richford. Billy has blue eyes and sandy hair.

He weighs about 30 lbs. His mother was the former Stella Steinhower and his father who was recently discharged was a technical sergeant in the army.


PFC Robert Stone, returned from overseas duty July of this year for a thirty day furlough at the home of his mother, Mrs. Grace Stone, 19 Victoria Street, Keene, NH at present his address is:

PFC Robert Stone 31403317

Hq. Co. 1st Bn. 2nd Infantry, APO 5

Camp Campbell, KY.

“Bob” is the wearer of the Combat Infantryman’s badge and five battle stars. PFC Stone landed with the third army on the beachhead of France soon after D-Day and was a member of the famed Fifth Division that fought its way across France. They fought at the heartbreaking siege of Metz and waited with others for gas to catch up with them to cross the Rhine. Bob expects to be discharged this winter but in the meantime would like to hear form his friends.

Bernard Stone has just started his third year at Northeastern where he is enrolled in the civil engineering course. His address is 16 Greenough Street, Brookline, Mass.

Mrs. John McAllister (nee Shirley Stone) with her town sons, Robert and Johnny are living at West Avenue B, Elgin Texas where her husband Lt. John McAllister is stationed with the medical corps.

Mrs. George Roder, (Carol Stone) with her two year old daughter, Shirley Alice, are living in Keene with Mrs. Stone. Cpl. Roder has been listed as missing in action since March 12, 1945 on a flight of a B-24 group over Mindanao in the Philippines.

Mrs. Stone is employed as bookkeeper at Carey Mfg. Co., Keene and Mrs. Roder in the stocks and bond department at the Keene National Bank.

NORMAN DALLAIRE, USN, received his discharge papers last week at Lide Beach, NY and is visiting his wife, the former “Dorothy Mayotte at the home of Mrs. George Lavender for a time. He expects to return to his home in Hartford, Conn. Soon.

PVT. HAROLD GARROW who has been stationed at Camp Croft, SC is spending a week at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Garrow of Richford Center. He will report for further assignment at Fort Devens November 3.

TEC. SGT. CHARLES CONGER who has been over in the Pacific for over two years has returned to the States. Sgt. Conger and wife of Johnson were recent guests of his father, Jesse Conger.

CLIFFORD YOUNG of the 110th Bn. of the Seabees returned home Monday night after two years in the South Pacific. He has been in the Hawaiian Islands, Saipan and mole recently at Tinian. Following a leave he reports to the Naval Training Station in New York for assignment.

NEWS HAS BEEN RECEIVED FROM PAUL KUNKEL that he has received a medical badge for working under combat conditions. He has also just been transferred to the 37th division in Luzon.

GLEN CALDER has been promoted to corporal and is now stationed in Saipan.

PFC STANLEY RANDALL who has been in Italy, France, Germany and Austria for the past 27 months arrived home last Saturday and ahs received his honorable discharge.


October 18 Mayhew’s Army boys met the St. Albans Army boys and had a very nice game which the St. Albans won by 22 pins. Vincent had high pin fall for the game of 104 and Bob Howarth second with 100. These two teams meet on the St. Albans alleys this Thursday night.

Tuesday night Mayhew’s army boys played Ted’s Grill and lost by 28 pins.

The Merchants played Ted’s Grill on Tuesday night and again Ted’s team won by 96 pins.

THE RICHFORD HOME DEMONSTRATION will meet at the home of Mrs. Kilda Guertin for an afternoon meeting on November 15, topic “Potatoes cooked in popular ways.” Please note change in date.

MARJORIE GARROW of Richford Center is in the St. Albans Hospital for treatments of an infected hand.

Hallowne’en passed in the usual way soaped windows was the rule and misplaced doors steps and various pieces of furniture, boxes, etc, turned up in queer places. Nary Taylor’s corner a truck rack was deposited awaiting its owner to claim property.

We are havening our spirits up. Nights are freezing, but mild during each day.

Robert Levis is the cute little son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Levis of Morrisville.

Bobby will be 2 years old in April and has big brown eyes and brown hair. He weighs 28 lbs. His mother was Carolyn Conger formerly of Richford.

Chubby 6 months old Volney John is the 19 lb. son of Clair & Maude Flannery Salisbury of Richford. Volney has dark brown eyes and auburn hair.

In July Joyce Frechette will be 4 years old. She is the daughter of Carl and Gertrude Butler Frechette of Richford. Joyce weighs about 40 lbs. and ahs light blonde hair and brown eyes.

William Norton is the year and 8 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Norton of East Richford. Billy has blue eyes and sandy hair.

He weighs about 30 lbs. His mother was the former Stella Steinhower and his father who was recently discharged was a technical sergeant in the army.

A surprise birthday party was given Brenda Elaine Clark on Sunday October 28 at her home in Richford with 6 children and mothers and one grandmother and grand father, and two great grandmothers present. Refreshments were served at 5:30 p. m. Brenda is the 3 year old daughter of A. Lloyd Clark, U. S. Army Air Force, overseas, and Bertha Clark of Richford. She is a very pretty child with blue eyes and light brown hair curls. She weighs 30 lbs.

Lionel Parent Jr. is the son of Lionel Parent and Frieda Larivee Parent of Star Route, Richford. He has blue eyes and blond hair and is 2 years 2 months old and weighs 30 lbs.

Lorraine Benson is the three year old daughter of Gerald and Frances Lariviere Benson of Richford. She has blond hair and blue eyes and weighs about 50 lbs.

Bruce Gilman is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Gilman of Richford.


With so many towns having trouble with their drinking water during the past few weeks is a gentle reminder that Richford’s water supply has come through again with a clean slate. We do no presume that Newport or Enosburg Falls have run into a condition that is permanent, but to have to boil drinking water is always a nuisance. Here in Vermont with so many mountain springs and brooks that are running away millions of gallons of pure water it is too bad when villages and cities have to work so hard to provide an adequate supply and at the same time have it pure.

Enosburg Falls is right now discussing an additional water supply not simply because their present supply is temporarily contaminated but during dry seasons there is always the possibility of a water shortage.

A few years ago Richford went the whole way and connected with a large water shed which has given pure water and adequate supply without a single failure. There is but one regret and that is the village does not own the water shed making it impossible to control contamination from above. It is presumed that the land above will be denuded to a point where the water supply might be affected, but such a thing could happen. Anyway ownership of the and by the village is something to look forward to.


10:30 morning service, theme “a personal question “Have You.”

Mrs. Helen Brown, organist, music by the choir, selection by girl’s trio

11:45 church school Mrs. Milton Spicer, superintendent.

4 Junior Fellowship group.

Subject “Our Church at Work.”

Friday evening November 16 there will be an entertainment and social hour under the auspices of the Woman’s Union. Light refreshments will be served.


2 p. m. divine worship, theme “The Key to Mastery.”

Message by Mrs. Pomfrey,

Mrs. Gertrude Robarge, organist and choir director of junior choir.

3 church school, Charles Gross, superintendent. Members of the community cordially invited.


Divine services, Sunday November 4 10 a. m. Miss Grace Hibbard organist.

Vocal solo by Mrs. Fred King, anthem and offertory by the adult choir. Junior storey sermon “This Freedom.” The junior church instruction on the Catechism will be led by Mrs. Hollis Hastings.

Church school 11 a. m. Mrs. Kenneth Jenne superintendent to the children’s division. Classes for adults, young people and children.


There was unusually good cooperation in the eating of the supper last Sunday evening as well as in its preparation. The committee, Martha
Ann Taylor, Scotty Gilman and Loisanne Stanley was sincerely grateful for the help given them by Mrs. Leland Stanley, Mrs. Ray Hoben and Mrs. Philip Humphrey.

John Livingston conducted a very interesting period of fellowship games. The worship and study was effectively planned by ‘
Celeste Gage and Loisanne Stanley.

Next Sunday evening the group will share in the youth program of the Franklin County Church Council.

GUILTY OR NOT YOU CAN lose your home, your savings and all that you value if you have to meet the verdict reached by a jury for injuries sustained on your property. Residence liability insurances will defend you in such action and pay the damages up to the limit of your insurance. THE FRED H. KELLY INSURANCE COMPANY, Richford.

ST ANN’S CHURCH, Richford, Vt. Rev. Cedric L. Mather, Rector

8 a. m. holy communion

9:30 a. m. church school

7:30 p. m. evening prayer and sermon

Thursday November 8 alt 6 p. m. a parish supper will be held for all members of the church.


District Deputy John Lowell of Newport and his staff installed the officers of St. Anthony’s Council K. of C. Monday evening October 29.

Mission Sunday was observed on October 28. Pastoral letter of Bishop Ryan was read.

Holy Day Masses on the Paternal Feast of the parish November 1 were at 6 and 9.

The Libera will be sung on Thursday evening and the traditional 3 masses on November 2. All souls day will include a high mass at 7:45.

The act of consecration to Christ the King was read at benediction, Sunday evening October 28.

The high school religion class has a written quiz review, Sunday at 11 a. m.

Our little messenger, the junior messenger and the youth messenger are received weekly by all the children. “Timeless Topix” is distributed monthly.

The adult discussion clubs are organized this year under the chairmanship of Mrs. Girard Perrault.

MISS GENEVIEVE MARTEL, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Martel and Wesley P. Jacobs son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Jacobs were united in marriage at All Saints Monday morning at 9 by Rev. Harold Barrett. Following the wedding breakfast and reception at the Martel home the couple left for a honeymoon.


Northern Bus Lines bus stop waiting room and parcels handled at SHEIKIES RESTAURANT for bus information call 480 or 2892.

THE NEXT MEETING OF THE RICHFORD CENTER HOME DEMONSTRATION will be held at the home of Mrs. Albert Lumbra, Highland Avenue. A pot luck dinner will be served. Miss Hyde plans to attend.

NORRIS BASHAW has purchased the home of Mrs. George E. Read of Church Street and expects to have possession by the middle of the month.

MRS. RAY GELBAR gave a Hallowe’en party for her six year old daughter Alice Fay, Tuesday afternoons for six of her little friends. Refreshments of ice cream and cookies were served. The table was decorated with Hallowe’en trimmings.

MR. AND MRS. LYNWOOD GIBNEY and family have moved in the apartment over Mevetier’s barber shop where Mr. Gibney conducts his plumbing business in the basement.

A DAUGHTER WAS BORN to Mr. and Mrs. Napoleon Tatro last Tuesday.

MRS. DORIS FERAUD has moved into the Robert Calder tenement.

NELL DRAPER left last Friday for Bennington where she will visit for a short time.

MR. AND MRS. Leon Murray have purchased the so-called Park restaurant on River Street and takes possession right away. This restaurant has been owned by Victor Bessette.

THE FIRE ALARM called the fire company out at 10:45 Wednesday forenoon for a chimney fire at Cleveland Shover’s Thomas Street. No damage was reported.

MRS. FRANCES HOPSON left last Saturday for North Hero where she will live with her daughter, Mrs. Ensign Curtis.


The scouts had a scavenger hunt. Margaret Jackson and Betty Salisbury won first prize. Janet Fay Bashaw and Joyce Montgomery won second prize. We had supper and afterwards played games and had a wishing well. Scribes, Norma Jean Ruiter and Margaret Jackson.


Friday November 9, WSCS at Richford Methodist Church afternoon activities 2:30 P. M. Buffet dinner 5:30 p. m., 50 and 35 cents. Evening program November 9 and 10 at 8 o’clock 35 and 15 cents.


2 show every night starting at 7 p. m. adults 35 cents including tax and children 16 cents including tax.

Sunday, Monday & Tuesday November 4, 5 and 6 three days ANCHORS AWAY, in Technicolor, starring Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelley and Kathryn Grayson.

Wednesday and Thursday November 7 & 8.

I’LL BE SEEING YOU staring Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotton and Shirley Temple.

Double Feature

Friday and Saturday November 8 & 10, OREGON TRAIL with Sunset Carson and Peggy Stewart-on the same program BEWITCHED staring Edmund Gwenn and Phyllis Thaxter.

November 8, JG


Corned beef, our own, 39 cents

Soap Powder Duz, Oxydol, Ivory Snow, Soapine, 26 cent

Insure yourself of the size you want

Good variety of meats, poultry, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, turnips, cranberries, celery, lettuce, oranges, grapefruit, grapes, lemons, store closed all day Monday, DUSSAULT’S CASH MARKET, Richford Phone 422.


Fruit cocktail, Del Monte large can 39 cents.

Raisin, Maid, seedless pkg. 16 cents. Parky Oleo 2 pounds 51 cents.

Cheese, Borden’s Chateau 2 pound package 79 cents.

Cheese, Borden’s 1b. 39 cents, 5 pound box $1.85

Cheese, aged, sharp (fine for cheese dishes) pound 55 cents.

Your canning sugar coupons expire this month.

WE HAVE SUGAR to redeem them now but may be short latter.



Two year old Nicolee Jacobs is the 32 lb. daughter of Nicholas and Beth Hamlett Jacobs of Richford. Little Nicholee has light blonde hair and dark brown eyes.

MARY BELLE GROSS is the 13 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gross of East Richford.

Mary weighs 26 pounds and has big brown eyes and light brown hair. Her mother was Hazel Gamble formerly of Barre.

THIS CUTE LITTLE blonde haired blue eyed boy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ruiter of Richford. His name is Robert and at two and one half, he weighs about 32 pounds. His mother was the former Marion Grant of Richford.

Lynda Towle is three years old and weighs 40 lbs.. She is the daughter of Winthrop and Beatrice Lumbra Towle of Richford. Lynda has big blue eyes and light brown hair.

August 16th Cedric Royea was 4 years old. He is a husky boy with brown eyes and hair and weighs about 36 lbs. Cedric is the son of Lester and Doris Killen Royea of Richford.

THIS BOY AND GIRL are the children of Edward and Helen Waterhouse Gladden. Esther, a first grader, is six and has brown hair and eyes and weighs about 41 pounds.

Her brother, Edward, is 7 years old and a second grader with gray eyes and brown hair. Edward weighs 55 lbs. They reside at Star Route, Richford.


The regular meeting of the Missisquoi Chapter 51 OES will be held Thursday, November 15 at 8 p. m. The Masons are to be guests for this evening and there will be a covered dish supper at 6:30 followed by an entertainment during the evening.

Euclid Pilon has received word from his son, Lt. John Paul Pilon that he is engaged to a French girl in France and expects to be married November 13.


George Pomfrey, Pastor

10:30 morning worship, theme “Like Him” Mrs. Helen Brown organist, Music by the choir. Solo by Geraldine Shover. 11:45 church school. Mrs. Milton Spicer, superintendent. 4:00 junior society.

7:00 Baptist Youth Fellowship, subject “Helping Uproot Peoples.” Leader is Richard Lahue.

7:30 Friday evening, November 9 the Woman’s Union will meet at the home of Mrs. Harry Powers, Intevale Avenue. There will be a social hour directed by the social committee.

SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH, East Richford, 2:00 p. m. Divine worship theme “The secret of a strong heart.” Mrs. Gertrude Robarge, organist and junior choir director. 3:00 church school.


10 A. m. Miss Grace Hibbard, organist. Anthem” “Joshua Fit de Battle Ob Jericho” (spiritual) by the youth choir. Offertory organ solo, junior sermon illustrated by Kenneth Baker, sermon “Christ and Life’s fulfillment.”

The junior church instruction period on the bible conducted by Mrs. Alden Barup.

Church school at 11 a.m. Mrs. Gertrude Puffer, superintendent. She will bring the story on the county council meeting last Sunday.

The youth rehearsal on Saturday at 1:15.

The membership training course meets at four o’clock for special work.


Friday, November 9, brings the good cheer special beginning at 2:30; with special program of singing flowers, written by Martha Ann Taylor, at 4; supper in the buffet dining car at 5:30; entertainment, dramatic and musical, at 8. The latter will be repeated on Saturday night the 10th.


Rev. Cedric L. Mather, Rector

8:00 holy communion

9:30 church school

10:45 Holy communion and sermon

St. Ann’s branch of the Woman’s Aux. will meet Thursday November 15 at 2:30 at the home of Mrs. J. P. Dyer.


Genevieve Martel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Martel of this town became the bride of Wesley Jacobs’s son of Mr. and Ms. Wallace Jacobs also of this place in a ceremony performed by Rev. Harold C. Barrett in All Saints Church October 29.

Mrs. Charles Dussault was organist and Clarice Brouillette soloist sang “Ava Maria” Panis Angelicus” and “O Salutaris” Miss Martel was given in marriage by her father.

Miss Annette Sequin, sister of the bride, was a maid of honor and Roland Jacobs brother of the bridegroom, was best man.

The bride wore a princess style gown of white burnt silk fashioned with long sleeves and a fingertip veil. She carried a bouquet of white roses. Miss Sequin whore a gown of heavenly blue mousseline de soie with a matching velvet halo. She carried an old fashioned nosegay.

The mother of the bride wore blue chiffon crepe dress with a corsage of roses. The mother of the groom wore a blue crepe dress with American Beauty roses for a corsage.

Mrs. Jacobs was graduated from RHS class of 1944, and previous to her marriage was employed in her father’s store here. Mr. Jacobs was graduated from RHS class of 1939 and is employed on his father’s farm. The couple will reside in Richford.

Guests from out of town included Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Martel and daughter, Julie and Theresa and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Landry of Winooski; Mr. and Mrs. Roger Martel of Franklin; Mr. and Mrs. Roland Jacobs and M. and Mrs. Desmarais of Berkshire, Mrs. Earl Read and son of East Fairfield; Mr. and Mrs. George Rockman of Boston and many friends and elatives from Montreal and other points in Quebec.

The bride and bridegroom are spending a wedding trip in Miami, Florida and will be at home to their many friends after November 15.


Wednesday afternoon, October 31 at three o’clock Miss Marjorie Faustine Thompson, R. N., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ethan Thompson of Richford and Richard David Garrow, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Garrow of Enosburg Falls exchanged their marriage vows and received the nuptial blessing in the sanctuary of All Saint’s Church. They were attended by Lloyd Benoit, cousin of the groom, as best man and Miss Beth Lovelette, cousin of the bride and Miss Helen Riley, R. N. as bridesmaids. Hollis Thompson, a cousin of the bride, led the wedding procession. The other ushers were William Curtin and Marcel Poissant. Miss Thompson as given in marriage by her father. Rev. Barrett officiated. Mrs. Charles Dussault was the organist and played the traditional Gregorian music before the ceremony and Mendelssohn’s Wedding March. The double ring service was used.

A Votive High Mass was sung for the young couple Wednesday morning at eight o’clock after which a wedding breakfast was served at the New American House for the bridal party.

The bride wore white taffeta with a yoke of seed pearls, fashioned with grain and a long tulle veil and wore a three strand pearl necklace with diamond clasp and ear rings to match. She carried a bouquet of white roses and baby pompons. Her wrap was a minx jacket.

Miss Lovelette wore pale blue satin with matching shoulder length tulle veil and Miss Riley wore pale pink taffeta with shoulder length net veil to match. Both bridesmaids carried old fashioned nosegays and their wraps were black velvet.

The bride’s gift to her attendants were white plastic compacts trimmed with maroon and the groom’s gifts to his best man and the ushers were sterling silver key chains.

Following the reception as held at the New American House for about one hundred and fifty guests.

Miss Norma Jean Shangraw, cousin of the bride; Miss Marion Cowan, R. N., Mrs. Charles Lovelette and Miss Margaret Webb, R. N. presided at the punch table. Refreshments of ice cram and cake were served. The bride and groom cut a beautiful wedding cake which was served by Mrs. Marshall Lovelette.

Miss Phyllis King, R. N. had charge of the guest book.

The bride’s traveling suit was pin stripe gray with black accessories and gray top coat.

Mr. and Mrs. Garrow went to New York City for their wedding trip.

Mrs. Garrow was graduated from RHS and the St. Albans Hospital School of nursing. Mr. Garrow, an ETO veteran, was a left waist gunner of the Flying Fortress “Black Heart IV” with the Air Force and has the air medal with three oak leaf clusters and the DFC.

Among the many out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Garrow, Mr. and Mrs. William Garrow and Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Shover of Enosburg Falls; Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Shangraw and daughter, Miss Norma Jean Shangraw of St. Albans; Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Thompson and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Weld of Berkshire.


During the month of October rain fell on 19 days bringing the total of 5.35 inches of rainfall for the second highest October precipitation in 15 years. Thus October contained the period of excessive rainfall which the moth of September ushered in and with which the month of November opened.

There were four clear days eleven partly cloudy and 16 cloudy with snow on three and frost on nine mornings.

The greatest rainfall in a 24 hour period, 1.26 inches came on the 9th. In the 15 year weather summary it is noted that October 1937 was the wettest with 5.52 inches and 1934’s 1.10 inches made that October the driest, 1938 with 13 clear days brought the most October bright blue skies.


The club has elected its officers for the coming year.

Gilman Deyette, President

Mrs. Alson Esty, Vice

Mrs. Rodney Reynolds, Secretary

Mrs. Don Pierce, Chairman of Programs

Mrs. Eugene Gage, Chairman of membership.

George Bicknell, Chairman of finance.


Plans have been completed to observe Armistice Day in Richford on Sunday, November 11, 1945 at 2 p. m. in the Richford Town Hall. This program is sponsored by the Enosburg Falls and Richford American Legion Posts.

Weather permitting there will be a parade on Main Street with the Richford band leading. All veterans home on leave from surrounding towns are invited to join the Legion parade and a representation from the Canadian Infantry Training Center at Farnham will be in the march and the Richford Fire Department.

The speaker of the day will be Commander John F. Sullivan of the St. Albans American Legion a veteran of WW I. He served as national vice commander and is now on the National American Legion Labor Board.

Next Sunday will be the first time that veterans of the Spanish War, World War I and II will be parading together in observance of WW I Armistice Day. All servicemen of WW II are requested to wear their uniforms.


Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock in Richford Methodist there will be a special program for children entitled the “Singing Flowers” composed and directed by Miss Martha Taylor.

The singing flowers are: Betty Reynolds, Janet Bashaw, Joan Jenne, Patricia Taylor, Norma Jean Ruiter and Crestal Hastings. They are assisted by Audrey Carr, Paul Henry Carr, Keith Marston, Billy Jones, Gardner Whitcomb, Nancy Lee Clark, Shirley Messier and other talented youngsters. A silver collection will be taken for the benefit of comrades and junior comrades.

You will also find at the bazaar in addition to the booths mentioned last week. Elizabeth Wade products, Christmas cards, stationary etc. Doors open at 2:30 p. m. November 9.


Aboard the U. S. S. Wake, Tokyo Bay, September 17 (delayed) Rollin Shover, 19, seaman first class, USNR climaxed 21 months of navy service on September 16 when his third fleet destroyer anchored off Yokosuka navy yard.

Shover is a veteran of D-Day at Normandy and the invasion of Okinawa. He joined the Walke in Boston February 4, 1944 and was transferred to a hospital after D-Day. Upon release from the hospital he joined the U. S. S. Hambleton, a 1650 ton destroyer conv5red to a fast minesweeper.

With Hambleton Shover participated it the invasion of Southern France then returned to the United States by wan of Oran.

After invading Okinawa with the Hambleton, he spent three months on the famous destroyer picket line off Okinawa on the Walke.

Shover, the son of Charles Shover of Richford, wears the American area ribbon, the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with two stars and the European, North African ribbon with two stars.


Ernest A. Jacobs, 61 died at his home in Bath following a heart attack Monday morning. He had been suffering of heart ailment for several years but had continued his work against doctor’s orders. The body was brought here Tuesday afternoon accompanied by his family.

Mr. Jacobs was born in Richford, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Homer Jacobs. He lived here for many years. He was a garment worker by profession and was foreman in the old garment factory in Richford. Following that he was foreman in a garment factory in Lebanon, NH for about twenty years. He held a similar position in Bath with the Congress Short Company at the time of his death.

In 1907 he married Frieda Wursthorne of East Richford. To this union were born three children, Kathleen, Phyllis and Robert. He is also survived by two brothers, Donald of Billerica, Mass and Luther of this town; and one sister, Mrs. Francis Clark also of Richford.

The funeral was held at the Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. Carr officiating. Internment was in Hillside. The bearers were Donald Jacobs, Luther Jacobs, Francis Clark and Marshall Lovelette.

Among the relatives ad friends from out of town who were here for the funeral were Dr. Frieda Winkelman and Mrs. Moore of Hanover, NH; Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Parker and children of Lowell; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Jacobs and daughter of Billerica, Mass; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jacobs of Camp Cod, Mass; Homer Shover of Newport; Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Miltimore and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pierce of Concord; Mr. and Mrs. Farley Wursthorne and Mr. and Mrs. Persus Monteith of East Richford; Mr. and Mrs. Burt Wursthorne and two girls of Troy; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Holcomb of Hardwick.


Fight sore throat due to a cold by gargling Mi31 Antiseptic solution, an extra strong garble that kills contacted germs in a jiffy. Laboratory tests show that germs are destroyed in ten to twenty five seconds with Mi31 antiseptic solution is used as directed, yet tender tissues are unharmed. Gargling with Mi31 not only soothes and relieves minor throat irritations and rawness due to ordinary colds but leaves your mouth feeling clean and refreshed. This is a Rexall product sold only at Rexall stores. Ask for Mi31 Antiseptic solution today at your Rexall Store. Full pint only 49 cents.

For sale in Richford only at TAYLOR’S REXALL STORE, At the Bridge, Richford.


It keeps your money safe, even if he check is lost; your funds are still safe in the bank.

It saves time and travel this is very important when tires are scarce.

It provides a receipt every bill you pay is receipted. No chance for argument or loss.

It is an orderly record, a simple bookkeeping system o receipts and disbursement. This is important for income taxes and business records.

It is not expensive we furnish all necessary supplies.

Your account is welcome at this bank you are cordially invited to use our banking facilities. RICHFORD SAVINGS BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.


DISTRICT OF FRANLIN SS: the honorable probate court for the district aforesaid:

To all persons interested in the estate of Herbert B. Comings, late of Richford in said district, deceased, GREETINGS:

WHEREAS: said court has assigned the 15th day of November next for examining and allowing the account of the administrator of the estate of said deceased and for a decree of the residue of said estate to the lawful claimants of the same and ordered that public notice there of be given to all persons interested in said estate by publishing this order three weeks successively pervious to the day assigned, in the Richford Journal-Gazette and Enosburg Standard, newspapers published at Richford in said district.

THEREFORE, you are hereby notified to appear at the probate office in the city of St. Albans in said district, on the day assigned, at 11 o’clock in the forenoon, then and there to contest the allowance of said account if you see cause, and to establish your right as heirs, legatees and lawful claimants to said residue. Given under my hand this 7th day of October 1945. Ellen LaSalle, Register.

CARELESS use of matches and smoking material is the most common cause of fires. Make sure every match, cigarette and cigar as well as pipe ashes, are out before you discard them. Don’t smoke in Bed! Last but not least, insure your property adequately through THE FRED H. KELLEY INSURANCE AGENCY, RICHFORD.

PATRICK H. WILLIAMS, son of Mrs. Pauline Williams has been promoted from T 5 to sergeant grade 4. He has served in the Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns and ahs been awarded the good conduct medal. His work is mechanics foreman.

A RECENT WEEK END GUEST in the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Prue was 1st Lieut. Robert J. Carr of the Army Air Corp. Lt. Carr is the son of Senator Homer M. Carr of Proctor, Min… He is now stationed at Pottsville, Penn. as an enlistment officer in the Air Corps reserves.

THE UNITED STATES ARMY are very anxious to recruit young men for service. Please turn to page three and read this “enlistment” story.

1ST. LT. AND MRS. PAUL PIETTE of Los Angeles are visitors at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Plante.

LADD LEWIS has returned from servicing in England and has now received his honorable discharge.

CORP. LEONARD LUMBRA who is stationed in Tullahoma Tenn. has been promoted to supply sergeant for 4000 men.

PLANS ARE BEING MADE by the Man’s Union of the First Baptist Church to give a banquet in the near future for her boys whose names are on the honor roll. Watch for the date.

CECIL L. RYEA was among the men who have enlisted in the army, singing up at the Burlington Recruiting office.

PFC HUGH DERBY of the 5th Rangers has retuned from 10 months in the ETO. He is spending a furlough with his wife and daughter, Karen and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh C. Derby. PFC Derby wears 3 battle stars, the Infantrymen’s Combat badge and a presidential unit citation. He reports December 9 to Fort Bragg for further assignment.

WORD HAS JUST BEE N RECEIVED of the death of Roy Fenton, In Seattle, Mr. Fenton was CP station agent here several ears ago.

WORD HAS BEEN RECEIVED here of the marriage of Margay Paquet, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Paquet of Riverside, RI to Kenneth Hathaway on October 8. The Paquets were former residents of Richford.

FRED J. SARGENT returned home from the Mary Fletcher Hospital on Sunday November 4. He wishes to thank friends who thought of him so kindly and set cards and messages.

MISS SIMONE LANDRY was a Friday night guest of Mrs. Manuel Douglass. Miss Landy teaches sixth grade at Fairfax.

MRS. A. C. CHAPPEL is very ill, although she is improving slightly

THE LADIES OF ST. ANN’S CHURCH will hold a bazaarette in the parish hall December 7th from 2 until 10 p. m. Watch the paper next week for a list of the attraction

MARJORIE GARROW returned home on Thursday afternoon form the hospital. She wishes to thank her schoolmates and Green Mountain 4H for the nice sunshine basket and others for the cards and that she received during her recent illness.

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN A WIDE VARIETY now in stock, 10 cents to $1.50, Taylor’s Rexall Store.

Soft toys, best selection every shown in northern Vermont. Taylor’s Rexall Store.

Leroy F. Smith has returned from a business trip to the Boston markets buying merchandise for his store. Mrs. Smith accompanied him as far as New London, NH and is remaining there for a short time visiting in the home of he daughter Mr. and Mrs. Robert Livingston.


Treat mastitis in you herd while cows are dry…..this usually gives best results. Test each quarter of ever cow with Beebe Test Cards, then treat affected quarters with BEEBE G-LAC. Beebe G-Lac is a specific treatment for S. Agalaciae, the cause of 80 percent of mastitis. Single injection of G-Lac stay in dry quarter until freshening. Usable during milking. GILMAN’S, BEN FRANKLIN STORE, RICHFORD.


Monday night the St. Albans Seabees came to Richford and played our local Army five our boys winning by 91 pins.

Tuesday night Ted’s Grill played the Sweat-Comings team, known as Polly Gross Lumberjacks and won by a margin of 48 pins.

McFadden had the high string of the game of 103 and Benoit had the high total of 280.

Friday night Drapers RHS sluggers will play against Blue Bird Lunch.

MRS. ERNEST SHOVER is in the St. Albans hospital where she has undergone an operation.


2 show every night starting at 7 p. m. adults 35 cents including tax and children 16 cents including tax.

Sunday, Monday & Tuesday November 11, 12 & 13 three days RHAPSODY IN BLUE, starring Robert Alda, Joan Leslie and Alexis Smith.

Wednesday and Thursday November 14 & 15

TARZAN AND THE AMAZONS staring Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce and Johnny Sheffield.

Friday and Saturday November 16 and 17 NORTHWEST MOUNTED POLICE a reissue in Technicolor staring Garry Cooper, Madeline Carroll and Paulette Goddard.

MISS ANTOINETTE BROUILLETTE entered the St. Albans Hospital last Tuesday where she was operated on last Wednesday for appendicitis.

November 15, JG


Thanksgiving falls on publication day next week. In order that the employees may have the holiday the paper will be printed on Wednesday. Correspondents and advertisers please have copy in ONE DAY EARLY. The Editor.


Armistice was celebrated Sunday afternoon by a parade of veterans of all wars and a Canadian contingent. The parade was headed by a joint band of Enosburg Falls and Richford musicians with E. Gardner Mears of Enosburg Falls, leader. The Enosburg rescue squad and Richford fire department also helped to make the parade more interesting.

A contingent of about 30 men in full uniform from the Infantry Training Center at Farnham under the command of Captain LeBlanc added precision and military technique to the parade. The jeep which followed the officers arrived in was also a part of the parade.

There were about sixty men in the American part of the parade, under the command of Captain Silas C. Carpenter, formerly of the 3rd Army in Europe, most of them in uniform of WW II from Enosburg Falls and Richford and surrounding towns. Veterans of WW I and the Spanish American War veterans were not in uniform, but they had not forgotten how to march.

Richford’s Main Street was lined with cars and people from the bridge to the park an estimated number of 2000 people.

Following the parade, the band led the group to the town hall where a program was given. On the stage were Rev. Cedric Mather, Reginald Rowley, John Sullivan, Mrs. Theodore Brault, Miss Audrey Aldrich, a former WAVE, James Manahan and Theodore Brault. Mr. Sullivan, M. and Mrs. Brault and Mr. Manahan are of St. Albans.

Following a selection by the band, Reginald Rowley introduced Rev. Cedric Mather, who offered prayer. He next introduced James Manahan, county chairman of the war bond drive. The speaker said the people of Franklin County had contributed $6,000,000 in war bonds. It would be just as easy to raise (invest) thirteen billions throughout the country today as it was to invest the first billion, if each does his share.

Following a piece by the band, Mr. John Sullivan of St. Albans, National vice Commander of the American Legion and Commander of St. Albans Green Mountain post, was introduced.

Mr. Sullivan said there was no other way to provide the sinews of reconverting and to rehabilitate disrupted nations that the bond drives. Twenty seven years ago hostilities ceased. The war to end all wars had come to an end. The dreams during the past 27 years had become almost a nightmare. The cost of World War II was more than all the other wars in history put together. We have won the war but there is danger of losing the peace. Our sacrifices have not been in vain. We must keep America Safe for our children’s children, and each individual has a share in this. It may be necessary to set up a world wide police force. We must be united in winning the peace as we were untied in winning the war.

The band under the leadership of E. Gardner Mears led the singing The Star Spangled Banner. Then the meeting was adjourned.


Mrs. Austin Honey, 70, passed away at her home here Sunday of heart trouble. While her health has been failing during the past three years, she had been seriously ill but three weeks.

Mrs. Honey was born in Berkshire on March 8, 1875, had lived in Canada a short time, but had lived here most of her life. On September 3, 1908 she married Austin Honey.

The deceased leaves on son, Merrill Honey, also of this place; two grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Demar and Mrs. Flora Deuso, both of this town.

The funeral services were held at the Methodist Church, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock Rev. R. S. Moore of Montgomery Center officiating. Interment was in Hillside Cemetery. The bearers were Leon Demar, Isadore Pudvah, David Bashaw and William Bashaw.

Among those from out of town to attend the funeral were Mrs. L. D. Garrett of Montgomery Center, Ovide Brown and Blanche Badger of Hardwick, Mrs. Louise Honey, Florence Gross, Avery Gross, Shirley Gross, Mr. and Mrs. David Bashaw; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Leahy of East Berkshire, Raymond Marshia of Morrisville; Leon Demar of Craftsbury Common and Mrs. Gordon Gilbar of Newport.


We wish to thank all of our friends and relatives for the lovely flowers and for their many acts of kindness during our recent bereavement. Austin Honey, Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Honey, Mrs. Emma Demar and family.


St. Ann’s Episcopal Church was the scene of a pretty autumn wedding at 3 o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday November 10 when Helen Grace Conger daughter of Jesse B Conger and the late Mrs. Eva Conger became the bride of Roger William Perkins of Johnson.

The bride, who was escorted to the altar by her father, was dressed in a white satin and net gown, fashioned with a sweetheart neck line and her veil was fastened to a satin head piece. Her only ornament was a single strand of pearls and she carried a white prayer book with flowered streamers.

Mrs. Robert Levis, a; sister of the bride was her attendant; she wore a pink taffeta gown, a pink veil and carried a bouquet of sweet peas.

The groom had for his best man his brother in law, Kenneth Stewart of Johnson. Charles and Paul Conger, brothers of the bride, acted as ushers. The bridal music was played by Miss Ruby Corliss, a cousin of the bride and Mrs. Dorothy Dohm, another cousin, sang “O Promise Me” and “Because” before the ceremony.

The double ring ceremony was performed by the officiating clergyman, Rev. Charles Scrimgeour, a former rector assisted by Rev. Cedric Mather, rector of St. Ann’s.

The church was very beautifully decorated with pine boughs, white chrysanthemums and lighted tapers.

Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held in the Parish Hall, which was under the direction of Mrs. Benjamin Read and Mrs. Alson Esty. Mrs. Dorothy Dohm was in charge of the punch bowl and Mrs. James D’Agostino and Mrs. Rockwood Reed served the small cakes and the decorated wedding cake. Miss Ernestine Read presided at the guest book table.

The couple left on a wedding trip by car. The bride’s going away gown was a green suit with brown accessories and she wore a corsage of autumn flowers.

Mr. and Mrs. Perkins will be at home in Johnson after December 1 where Mr. Perkins has a position with the Eastern Magnesia Talc Co.

Mrs. Perkins is a graduate of Richford High School and Johnson Normal and has taught successfully in Richford and Berkshire schools.

Mr. Perkins is a graduate of Johnson High School. He was recently discharged from service after being in the ETO for 37 months. He participated in the Battle of France from the Normandy landing until the end of the war, serving with the 9th Air Force unit the 7th Reconnaissance which was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, highest organization decoration awarded. In addition to the unit badge he wears the European Theater of operations campaign ribbons with 6 battle stars, He was also awarded the bonze star medal for meritorious work in taking and developing pictures valuable to the war effort.

Among the guests from out of town present were Rev. and Mrs. C. E. Scrimgeour of Longueil, Quebec; Mr. and Mrs. Grover Perkins, Richard Perkins, George Hill, Anna Hutchins, Mrs. L. J. Hutchins, Ronald Hutchins, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Stewart, Eleanor Stewart and Kenneth Stewart Jr., Mrs. Eugene Childers, Rev. and Mrs. A. Ritchie Low and son and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Conger of Johnson; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Brown of Jeffersonville and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Levis of Morrisville; Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Gross of Berkshire, Mrs. F. B. Jolly, Mrs. Stella Abell, Elizabeth Abell and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Abell of St. Albans, also Mrs. George Roberts of East Berkshire and Mrs. Marion Mosier Wheeler, Charles Wheeler and Miss Helen Smith of Burlington, Harry Conger and Mrs. Dorothy Conger Dohm of Hartford, Conn.


On Monday evening, November 12, twenty officers and committeemen of the Chamber of Commerce met for an interesting and instructive session of discussion.

Among the topics given attention was the urgent need of a swimming pool. It was the consensus of opinion that a swimming pool as a living memorial to our boys in the services and their heroic sacrifices in WW II would be fitting and efforts to be expended to that end.

It is expected that the program committee will shortly provide a ladies night with supper and entertainment.

Look for membership committee to be active during the next few weeks with membership canvass.

Dingy appearance of winter cover over fountain discussed and steps to be taken to see that it receives coat of paint before being put in service another season.

Matter of village lighting was gone into at length and it is hoped that improved lighting thru tree and stepped up voltage can be expected.

It is emphasized that ladies are always welcome at all public meetings of the chamber, dinner entertainments, etc. and are urged to attend. The goal of the chamber is to secure the maximum well being for our community.


The Bazaarette to be held at St. Ann’s parish hall, Friday December 7 from 2 to 10 p. m. will certainly be an event worth your attention.

There will be three food booths and a white elephant rummage sale including second had clothing, ornamental and useful articles, buttons for hobbyists and other things.

Dolls will have a booth all their own in which will be found a beautiful assortment of gowns, hats, coats, etc.

Tea will be served with a little “snack” and a tea cup soothsayer besides.

A program of music will be announced next week.


I sincerely wish to thank all those who remembered me with the lovely flowers, cards, letters and gifts during my recent stay in the Mary Fletcher Hospital. They were all greatly appreciated.

Mrs. Melvin F. Boright


The International Relations Department of the club will meet Tuesday evening, November 19 at 8 o’clock at the home of Miss Ruby Corliss.

Mrs. Ellery Dolan, the leader will review a recent book on China. Mrs. Georef Payne is in charge of current events for the remainder of the year.

Please note the change in place of meeting.


The marriage of First Lieutenant Ila C. Taylor and the late Mrs. Taylor of Richford to glen S. Rowland was solemnized on Saturday October 27, at Valley Forge General Hospital chapel, Phoenixville, Penna. Chaplain Frederick Morse performed the ceremony using the Episcopal service.

The bride wore a white gown with fitted lace bodice and full net skirt forming a short train. She wore a fingertip veil and face veil attached to a beaded Juliet cap and carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums. She was attended by her sister, Mrs. Warren Humphrey of Schenectady, NY who wore a formal gown of rose jersey, with black accessories, and carried a bouquet of pompoms. Private William Flath of Harrisburg was best man.

Guests were Mrs. Gerald Hodgeman of Richford, VT., Sgt. Velma Streeter of the Royal Canadian Air Force in Ottawa, Ontario, Miss Virginia Pelsue of Arlington, VT and personnel and patients of V. F. G. H. with whom the bride works.

The former Miss Taylor is a graduate of RHS, Mary Fletcher Hospital School of Nursing, Burlington, Vermont and attended T. C. Columbia University, NY. Before joining the Army Nurse Corp she was employed as public health nurse in Arlington, VT. Lt Taylor has served in England, the USA for the past two years and is now awaiting discharge from the service.


Ernest A. Jacobs, aged 61, died of coronary thrombosis at his home in Bath Maine on November 5.

Mr. Jacobs was born July 28, 1884 in Richford, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Homer Jacobs. Mr. Jacobs was managing of the old garment factory in Richford for many years. In 1923 he left Richford and became superintendent at the Carter and Churchill Company in Lebanon, NH. After leaving Lebanon he became the assistant manager at the Congress Shirt Company in Bath, Maine.

The funeral was held at the Methodist church, Wednesday afternoon November 7th at 2 o’clock, Rev. A. J. Carr, officiated. Internment was in the Hillside Cemetery. The bearers were Luther Jacobs, Donald Jacobs, Francis Clark and Marshall Lovelette.

He is survived by his wife, Freda, and three children, Kathleen of Cambridge, Mass; Robert of East Dennis, Mass., Phyllis of Bath Maine and marshal Lovelette.

Among relatives and friends from away attending the funeral were Dr. Elfrede Winkelmann and Mrs. Gordon Mower of Lebanon, NH, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Parker, Mr. and Mr. Richard Parker of Lowell, VT, Mr. and ms. L. M. Miltimore, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pierce of Concord, VT, M. and Mrs. Farley Wursthorne, Mr. and Mrs. Monteith of East Richford, Mr. and Mrs. Bethold Wursthorne of Troy, VT, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Holcomb of Hardwick, VT, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Jacobs, Miss Pauline Jacobs of Billerica, Mass. and Homer Sherer of Newport Vermont.

RICHFORD, the Fletcher farm owned by J. E. Martel and P. L. Shangraw was sold Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Guilmette and son, Merlin.

MORTGAGE MONEY to help you buy, build, refinance or borrow on your home is available here at low cost. Tell us what you have in mind and we’ll suggest a financing plan. THE RICHFORD NATIONAL BANK, RICHFORD, President A. Leon Esty, Vice President, Dr. F. J. Lawliss and Cashier H. F. Rustedt.


Four and one half miles from Richford. About 60 acres in tillage, balance in pasture and woodland. Sugar place of about 3000 trees; rig for 1350 with practically new equipment.

Big cut of hard and soft wood lumber. 15 Jersey cows, best of team, all tools go with farm. House in good condition with electricity. Barn needs repairs but lumber already for same. This farm should carry from 35 to 40 cows and can be owned for $7000. CARROLL H. DAVIS, PHONE 2142, BROKER, RICHFORD.

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Tony is the 2 year old son of Simone Prive Martin of Richford. He weighs 36 lbs. and has dark brown hair and eyes.

Tony’s father has recently been discharged from the U. S. Navy

Four Year old Joan Marie is the daughter of Pvt. and Mrs. Howard Lucia of Richford. She has brown hair and eyes.

Joan’s father is an M. P. I the U. S. Arm, guarding German prisoners at Camp Claiborne, La.

Her mother will be remembered as Winifred Demar of ‘Richford.

Joan has a five year old sister, Barbara Jean and a 5 months old brother, Peter Paul.

David Saulters, 4 year old son of William Saulters lives with his grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Brookes in Richford.

David has dark hair and eyes and weighs about 40 pounds.

His mother was Alda Juaire.

Chubby Joanne Harvey is the 3 year old daughter of Reginald and Ernestine Contois Harvey of Richford. Jo Ann ahs big blue eyes and light brown hair.

She weighs about 51 pounds.

RICHFORD SCHOOL NOTES (Received too late for last week)

We are doing a unit of work about China. We want to learn about the Chinese people, their homes and how they live. Buy learning more about China we will be able to live happily together.

We are making some pictures about china for our bulletin board. They are very good ones.

We are making a collection of Chinese things; we have books, pictures, kimono, chopsticks, language page plates and a Chinese tray.

The fourth grade children have written that you notes to Miss Rustedt for the Chinese books she got for us to use.

We had a Halloween party. We had cookies and we played games.

Then we went home and some of the children went to church parties.

Charles Breault was going to school in Orleans before he came down here. He is a new boy in our room.

Theresa Gendron had her tonsils out and now she is back in school.

We are making a teeth chart. We have to go to the dentist and then we can have our dentist certificate.

We have been weighted, and measured and are going to be weighted every month to see how much we have gained.

Colleen Brown brought some pictures and money from Curacao, NWI they were very interesting. She showed them to us and told us about them.

We had a Mother’s meeting and we served tea and cookies to our Mothers for lunch. We did our regular work for the afternoon.

We got our report cards the middle of October. Some of us have to work harder.


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George Pomfrey, Pastor

10:30 morning worship theme: “God’s Great Gift.”

Mrs. Helen Brown, organist

Music by the choir, selection by the Girls Trio

11:45 a. m. church school. Mrs. Milton Spicer, superintendent.

4:00 Junior Society, 7:00 Baptist Youth Fellowship

Subject, re-education for peace.

Leader: Doris Wright, 7:30 Wednesday evening Union Thanksgiving service at St. Ann’s Church.


2:00 Devine worship, theme “A New Thanksgiving spirit.”

Message by Mrs. Pomfrey, Mrs. Gertrude Robarge, organist and director of junior choir.

3:00 church school, Charles Gross, superintendent

7:30 this Friday evening, church entertainment and social under the auspices of he Woman’s Union.


Rev. Cedric L. Mather, Rector

8:00 Holly Communion

9:30 Church School

7:00 p. m. Evening prayer and sermon.

Your attention is called to the fact that the service this week is at 7 sharp. This will continue through the winter months.


10 a. m. Miss Grace Hibbard, organist. Anthem by the adult choir. Offertory by the Men’s chorus. Violinist, Mrs. Carl Whitcomb.

Children’s story, sermon; “The Ingredients of a Real Thanksgiving.” Junior church instruction period in charge of Mrs. Randall Montgomery and Mrs. Cecil Jones.

Church school 11 a. m. Donald Pierce, superintendent of the youth division.

The adult choir and Men’s chorus rehearse at 7 p. m. Saturday.


“What Rules my Life?” Will be the big question at the meeting Sunday night for the young people of the parish. The program opens at 7 o’clock in Richford with Virginia Jacobs and Shirley Goodhue leading. The worship theme will be “Youth Seeks the Way.” A goodly number shared the good time with the Fairfax group last Sunday in their worship and fellowship hour.

WHEREAS: SAID COURT HAS ASSIGNED THE 20TH DAY OF NOVEMBER next for examining and allowing the account of the executor of the state of said deceased and for a decree of the reissue of said estate to the lawful claimants of the same, and ordered that public notice thereof be given to all persons interested in said estate be publishing this order three weeks successively previous to the day assigned, in the Richford Journal Gazette and Enosburg Standard, newspapers published at Richford in said district.

THEREFORE: you are hereby notified to appear at the probate office in the city of St. Albans in said district on the day assigned, at 10:30 o’clock in the forenoon, then and there to contest the allowance of said account if you see cause, and to establish your right as heirs, legatees and lawful claimants to said residue. Given under my hand, this 24th day of October 1945. Ellen Laselle, Register.


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Furniture repaired and refinished with spray or brush, reasonable rates, SIDNEY COOKE, RICHFORD.

THE REGULAR MEETING of Missisquoi Lodge will be held Monday evening the first degree will be exemplified.

AMONG THE DEER HUNTERS who are in camp are Robert Calder, Alson Esty, Aldis McAllister in Island Pond, Douglas Libby, Milton Parsons and Leon Going went to East Haven for a few days. Herman Humphrey and Luther Jacobs are in Essex County. Jesse Royce and son, Everett are also away hunting this week.

MR. AND MRS. EVERETT ROYCE of East Hartford, Conn. are here this week. Mr. Royce is hunting and Mrs. Royce is visiting at the Royce home in East Richford and at the home of her mother Mrs. Elizabeth Forty in Berkshire.

MRS. JUAN OLIVER entered the Mary Fletcher Hospital last Thursday for observation.

PFC WINSTON YOUNG of the Abbott’s Corner road is home on a 45 day furlough after serving in the army for the past 33 months. He has been it the Hawaiian Islands most of his time. He expects to be separated from service at Fort Devens following his furlough.

LIEUT. J. G. ALTON GROSS is on a 30 day leave at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gross. Lt. Gross is communications officer aboard ship and has been in the pacific theatre. He will return to New York for further assignment.

MRS. JAMES CALDER, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Calder, PFC and Mrs. Robert Calder visited at Eldon Griffith’s in Vergennes last Thursday.

SGT RALPH REIRDEN arrived home, Monday with his honorable discharge papers. He has been overseas about 30 months in England, France and Belgium landing in New York on his home trip.

THE NAME OF RICHARD BENJAMIN is in the list of registrants who were to report in St. Albans this Thursday evening.

PFC Robert Calder arrived home last Thursday and has received his honorable discharge at Fort Dix, NJ. He has been serving in India for about two years.

MAJOR ARNOLD H. COAN of the air corp. who has just returned after 4 years in the South Pacific has bee visiting his mother, Mrs. John Coan. He returned to Fort Devens, Wednesday.

CAPTIAN SILAS C. CARPENTER has been visiting in town during the past week. He is now visiting his brother, Benjamin, in Montreal. Captain Carpenter served with the 3rd army in Europe but more recently has been stationed near Washington. He expects his discharge in December.


MRS. ALBERT DURKEE had a cerebral hemorrhage Wednesday evening. Her son, Clair, retuned from two years overseas only the day before.

YES, NEW GOODS ARE IN for men, work gloves and mittens, “Saranac Buck,” sweaters, underwear and work pants.

For Women, boots and overshoes, rubbers, slippers and kerchiefs.

For Children, knee socks, slippers overshoes, shoes and rubbers, mittens 100% wool.

For Christmas, games, toys, toilet sets, cards, candles, stationary

Call early and make your Xmas purchased while our new stock is complete

Pipes, Tobacco, Candy and cigarettes.


DR, R. A. WOOD a former dentist in Richford, died at his home in Pawtucket, RI Monday November 5. Mrs. Wood was the former Josie Impey.

GILBERT PERRO, SUPERINTENDENT of the Northern Plywood Corp. now living in Barre ahs purchased the home owned by Mrs. Hattie Dow on Province Street and occupied by Alfred Larivee. Mr. Perro hopes to move here soon. He is married and has a son and daughter.

MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM C. HUTCHINSON celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary the 14th. Mr. and Mrs. Hutchinson have made their home in Lyndon but came to live with their son, Don, last summer.


Range Burners will arrive soon, see us before our supply is sold. 50 River Street, Richford.

Environed Motors.

MR. AND MRS. KENNETH PERRY of Barre who were married November 14 visited his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Perry and other relatives in Richford and Stevens Mills.


MRS. ALBERT DURKEE had a cerebral hemorrhage Wednesday evening. Her son, Clair, retuned from two years overseas only the day before.


Vegetable cocktail, Relishes, Apple juice, fruit cup, tomato bisque.

Roast Turkey, Giblet gravy, Cranberry sauce, $1.50

Sirloin Steak, Lettuce and tomatoes, $1.50

Chicken pie, cranberry sauce $1.00

Baked ham and pineapple, $1.00

Roast beef, apple jelly, $.85

Buttered peas, Hubbard squash, mashed potatoes, tossed green salad, apple, mince and pumpkin pie. Vanilla ice cream. Strawberry shortcake with whipped cream

Tea, coffee, milk.



2 shows every night, starting at 7:00 P. M.

Adults 35 cents including tax.

Children, 16 cents including tax

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, three days, THRILL OF A ROMANCE in Technicolor

Staring Van Johnson and Esther Williams.

Wednesday and Thursday November 21 & 22 YOU CAME ALONG staring Robert Comings and Lizabeth Scott.

Friday and Saturday November 23 & 24 two features, UNDER FIESTA STARS staring Gene Autrey, Smiley Burnette, on the same purpose, MIDNIGHT MANHUNT starring Ann Savage and William Gargan

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CHARLES A. GARDYNE of Montgomery Center died at his home in Montgomery Center November 18 after a prolonged illness.

He was born in Potton May 24 1862 the son of Robert and Mary Eaton Gardyne.

He was untied in marriage to Mary Elkins, December 18, 1889.

Mr. Gardyne was educated in the public schools of Canada and Derby Academy. He was a member of the Congregational church. After a year in the mercantile business in Manchester, NH he located in Montgomery Center as the manager of Nelson Hall store for four years after which he purchased the business with Charles T. Hall. He was a staunch Republican and interested in all town affairs, having served 29 years as town clerk and treasurer. He served twice as town representative once as senator, was ass’t. Judge in Franklin County court from 1915-1920 and was a director of the Richford National Bank for many years.

Besides his wife he is survived by four children, Mrs. William J. Hettick of Buffalo, NY, Mrs. David W. Dimmock of Falmouth, Mass., Mrs. Harold V. Gavel of this place and Charles H. Gardyne of Portland Maine. One son, William Mackenzie died in infancy. He is also survived by one granddaughter, PFC Mary Gavel of Fort Myer, VA.

He was a man of sterling character and a genial kindly manner that endeared him to all who came in contact with him.

Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church, Wednesday at 2 p. m., Rev. Robert S. Moore, officiated. Burial took place in the family lot at North Troy.


The club held their November meeting at the home of Mrs. Tobin Haggerty with an attendance of forty members. Following a short business meeting, a very interesting and well planed program was presented by Mrs. Olive Janes. Her topic was “Radio.”

Refreshments were served by Mrs. Harry Southward and Mrs. Basil Hadlock and their committee.

ALMER C. DRAPER SSML 1c is home on 23 days leave, visiting his grandmother Mrs. Eliza Draper and other relatives.

Laundryman Draper took his boot training at Sampson, NY in January 1943. From there he went to Newport, RI and was assigned to the battleship “Missouri.” He has remained ont his battle wagon through out the remainder of the war. The shade down cruise took him to Liverpool, England. Later the Missouri was sent to the Pacific theater, Draper, was on this battleship when it defended the landing on Iwo Jima. One of the next assignments was defending our forces when he went into Okinawa. They also shelled several costal cities on the homeland of Japan.

The battleship “Missouri” was the flagship of Admiral Halsey, and was chosen as the place for signing the Japanese surrender terms. Draper was with 30 feet of this historic event, and so was an eye witness to the whole procedure.

Draper wears the following ribbons, American Theatre, Asiatic and European theatre, also the victory bar. On his Asiatic ribbon he wears three battle stars, one for Iwo, Okinawa and the first raid on Tokyo; on his victory bar is a star representing h last raid on the Japanese homeland.


The Good Cheer Special at the church Friday and Saturday was a huge success. The afternoon musical program was as follows; “The Marine Hymn,” vocal solo by Larry Garrett accompanied by Celeste Gage; “America the Beautiful,” piano solo by Bruce Pierce; the “The Brook side Mill,” piano duet by Janet Taylor and Nancy Lee Clark; “Don’t sit under the apple tree,” “K-K-K-Katy,” vocal, piano and tonette selections by Audrey, Mrs. A. J. and Henry Carr; “All of My Life,” vocal solo by John Jenne accompanied by Mrs. J. T. Jenne; “Toy Symphony,” piano duet by Gardner Whitcomb and his mother.

Celeste Gage accompanied the singing flowers who were Betty Ann Reynolds, Joanne Jenne, Janet Faye Bashaw, Crystal Hastings, Norma Jean Ruiter and Patricia Taylor. The leading lady was Martha Ann Taylor and her Marine was John Livingston.

Musical numbers “The Excursion Train” by Mrs. D. C. Perce, Mrs. R. W. Corliss and Mrs. R. A. Reynolds. Mrs. Reynolds composed the words.

Waltz medley by the chorus: “On a Saturday Night,” “You Had a Saturday Night,” “you had a Dream,” “The Bowery,” “She may Dream,” “The Bowery” “She May Have Seen Better Days,” “Daisies won’t Tell” “A Picture No Artist Can Paint,” duet by Mrs. Fred King and Mrs. Cecil Jones.

“The Bird on Nellie’s Hat” by Elaine Cole and chorus; “Life’s Railway to Heaven,” by Men’s Quartet, Percy Short, Howard Domina, Leon Going, Milt Parsons; “Casey Jones” by Milton Parsons, Gerald McAlister, Kenneth McAllister, Paul Norris and Men’s Quartet accompanied on the violin by Aldis McAllister.

Waltz medley by the chorus; “My Sweetheart’s the Man in the Moon,’ “Daisy Bell;” “Girls, Girls Girls” by Betty Ann Reynolds, Loisanne Stanley, Gerald and Kenneth McAllister and chorus; finale of the first held “Dram Train” be ensemble.

The Dowager Entertains:

Musical numbers, piano solo, second “concerto Part 2” by Rachmaninoff played by Celeste Gage; vocal duo, “Whispering Hope” by Betty Ann Reynolds and Joanne Jenne: violin solo “Capiro Brilliant” (Weber) by Mrs. Carl Whitcomb; vocal solo, “Serenade” by Schubert sung by John Jenne.

“Lovely Appear” (Gounod) from the oratorio, “T Redemption,” sung by Mrs. W. W. Magoon and the woman’s choir; Mrs. Charles Bingham, Mrs. A. J. Carr, Miss Elaine Cole, Miss Dorothy Cooley, Mrs. Ross Rowley, Ms. Cecil Jones, Mrs. Stewart Simmons, Mrs. Freed King, and Ms. Harry Southword, in an impersonation of the “Von Trapp Family Singers.”

Vocal solo with chorus: “One Morn as I Rambled” (English Folk Song) sung for the children by Mrs. Magoon and Woman’s choir; tenor solo by Rev. Robert S. Moore.

“My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice” sung by the woman’s chorus with Mrs. Fred King as soloist the chorus included: sopranos, Mrs. D. C. Pierce, Mrs. R. A. Reynolds, Ms. R. W. Corliss, Mrs. Charles Bingham, Miss Elaine Cole, Mrs. A. J. Carr, Mrs. W. W. Magoon, Mrs. Ray Hoben, Miss Betty Ann Reynolds; altos, Mrs. Stewart Simmons, Mrs. Frank Bundy, Mrs. Paul Norris, Miss Dorothy Cooley, Mrs. Ross Rowley, Mrs. Harry Southword and Mrs. Frankie Wetherby.

Grand finale by ensemble: “Unfold ye Portals.”

Entire piano accompaniments were played by Miss Ruby Corliss, violin accompaniment were played by Mrs. Carl Whitcomb. Libretti written by Mrs. Carl Whitcomb and Mrs. R. A. Reynolds, music directed by Mrs. A. J. Carr, The Rev. R. S. Moore and Mrs. W. W. Magoon. Scenery and staging arranged and executed by Mrs. R. W. Corliss, Mrs. Harry Southword, Mrs. L. E. Going and Mrs. Alden Barup. Setting and characters read by the Rev. Auburn J. Carr.

The cast of characters was as follows:

Mrs. Carlotta Green Breckinridge, Mrs. Ralph Simmons; Count LaSalle, Hollis Hastings; countess LaSalle, Mrs. Leon Going; Howard Dupont by George Bicknell; Alice Dupont Mrs. Alden Barup; George Adams, Randall Montgomery; Roxy Adams, Mrs. Charles Bingham; Sandra Stevenson, Celeste Gage; professor Moresby the Rev. R. S. Moore; Andrew, the butler, Milton Parsons.

Between the acts were numbers by the youth choir: “Sentimental Journey” and “Lonesome Valley,” two cello selections, Ariso and Gavotte by Mrs. Cedric Mather.

OUR CHRISTMAS DISPLAYS are now complete. We invite your inspection. This year as for the last fifty years this store will show you a wide variety of merchandise suitable for Christmas gifts priced to fit every purse ranging from 10 cents to $27.00.

You need go no where else as we have here the right gift for every member of the family and each of your friends. We invite your purchase now as first buyers always get the best.

TAYLOR’S REXALL STORE, at the bridge, Richford.

LIVER WAS ONCE FREE so were checking accounts, but see what you get in return for the small cost. All you do is writing and mail a check. The postman picks it up, railroads or planes deliver it, the person who receives it takes it to this bank, bank clerks start in on its way home, members of our staff examine, pay, cancel, post file and finally deliver it to you as a receipt. All for a few cents. Open an account with us and use it.

THE RICHFORD NATIONAL BANK, Richford, Vermont, President, A. Leon Esty, Vice President Francis J. Lawliss, Cashier, H. F. Rustedt.

WANTED BASSWOOD LUMBER 1” thick, random lengths 2’ and up, random width 3” and up, truck loads or car loads, dry or green from the saw, NORTHEASTERN PLYWOOD CORP., RICHFORD, VERMONT telephone 2416

RICHFORD SAVINGS BANK & TRUST COMPANY, member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

The truth of the old-fashioned motto never goes out of style, spend carefully, save regularly, and your future will take care of itself.

CPL. ROBERT WATERHOUSE has been in the Canadian army on an overseas assignment for nearly five years. He expects to arrive home in Abercorn some time this month. He has seen action in England, Scotland, Holland and Germany.

THESE ARE THE CHILDREN of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Charles Tremblay of Richford.

Jeanne is 10 months old, weighs 15 lbs. and has blonde hair and black eyes. Her brother, Francis is 5 years old and weighs 41 pounds. He has brown hair and eyes.

Their mother was the former Bertha Rita Martel.

These two boys are the sons of Hugh and Orpha Coons Smith of Richford. Herman is three years old and he weighs 35 pounds and has brown hair and eyes.

Owen, a year and a half also has brown hair and eyes and weights 29 pounds.

Little Norman Honey is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Honey of Richford.

Charity Ann Wright, 2 years old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Wright of East Richford has blue eyes and blonde hair and weighs 30 pounds. Her mother was the former Della Lucas.

Ronald and Sadene are the children of Glenna and Bernice Croft Saulters of Richford.

Ronald is a year old has brown eyes and hair weighs 55 pounds and is in the first grade.

Douglas is two years old, weighs 36 pounds, and has brown hair and eyes.

Their mother will be remembered as Hazel Sylvester.


District of Franklin:

The honorable probate court for the district aforesaid,

To all persons interested in the estate of Gordon B. Trowbridge late of Richford in said district, deceased, GREETINGS:

WHEREAS: said court has assigned the 6th day of December next for examining and allowing the account of the administrator c. t. a. of the estate of the administrator of the said deceased and for a decree of the residue of said estate tot e lawful claimants of the same, and the ordered that public notice thereof be given to all persons interested in said estate by publishing this order three weeks successively previous to the day assigned, in the Richford Journal-Gazette, and Enosburg Standard newspapers published at Richford in said district.

THEREFORE you are herby notified to appear at the probate office in the city of St. Albans in said district on the day assigned at 11:00 o’clock in the forenoon then and there to contest the allowance of said account if you see cause and to establish your right as heirs, legatees and lawful claimants to said residue. Given under my hand this 1st day of November 1945, Wilma S. Williams, Judge.


District of Franklin: the honorable probate court for the district aforesaid: to all persons interested in the estate of Edna May Shover late of Richford in said district, deceased, Greetings: Whereas, said court has assigned the 13th day of December next for examining and allowing the account of the administrator of the estate of said deceased and for a decree of the residue of said estate to the lawful claimants of the same, and ordered that public notice thereof be given to all persons interested in said estate by publishing this order three weeks successively previous to the day assigned, in the Richford Journal-Gazette and the Enosburg Standard, newspapers published at Richford in said district.

THEREFORE, you are hereby notified to appear at the probate office in the city of St. Albans in said district on the day assigned at 10:30 o’clock in the forenoon, then and there to contest the allowance of said account if you see cause, and to establish your right as heirs, legatees and lawful claimants to said residue.

Given under my hand this 15th day of November 1945.

IF YOU OWN fine jewelry and furs, you have an investment of hundreds of dollars. Many things can happen to them over which you have no control.

You can be protected financially from any loss or damage whether at home or away with a Hartford Jewelry-fur policy.

Ask this agency to insure NOW!


LADIES RAYON HOSE, sheer, ringless rayon hosiery in several different shades, sizes 9 to 10 ½ at 35 cents a pair. Ladies slacks fine quality part wool slacks in sizes 12 to 20. Navy blue and brown as well as several different tweeds for $3.75 a pair.

Other slacks up to $7.50 a pair. LADIES’ COAT SWEATERS just received a shipment of extra fine all wool sweaters in sizes 38 to 46, V neck styles. A really beautiful sweater in blue, rose, wine and navy $6.00 each. “BEACON” ALL WOOL BLANKETS satin bound, fine quality wool blankets in dusty rose, blue, green and cedar $9.75 each.

We’re agents for Lagrow’s Cleaners & Dyers of St. Albans.

THE MILLER STORE, Main Street, Tel. 461, Richford.


THE 1946 DUES for the Legion are now payable to A. G. Restivo.

ALBERT BOSQUET has rented his farm on the Berkshire road to Guy LaBelle beginning his duties there November 21.


MYRON DEZOTELLE of Belvidere and Eliza Bean were married in All Saints rectory, Saturday evening, November 17. Robert and Greta Bean, brother and sister of the bride attended the couple.

JACK PEVO of Pelham, NY shot a deer weighting 119 pounds in Newton Valley.

MR. AND MRS. JACK PEVO and children of Pelham, NY are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Guilmette for two weeks.

MRS. VICTOR RICHARDSON and daughter of Arlington, Mass. are at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Chappell. They were called here by the critical condition of her mother.

THE FIRST DEER SHOT to be brought back to Richford was a six point buck shot by Earl Wright in Richmond on Sunday morning.

MRS. BENNY BENOIT has returned to the Mary Fletcher Hospital for treatment.

AN UNUSUAL OCCURANCE happened last Monday night when Kenneth Perry gathered his eggs. He found one weighing four ounces, one weighing 3 ½ ounces, one weighing three ounces and one the size of a Robin’s egg.

WE HAVE a steadily growing line of products for the home and farm. Come in and look around-we may have just the thing you’ve been looking for.

Linoleums, dinner sets, hampers, electric heaters, etc.

RICHFORD HARDWARE, A. G. Restivo, Prop., 57 Main Street, phone 337, Richford, Vt.

WHEN THINKING OF CHRISTMAS gifts remember we have the widest assortment and best values ever shown in Richford. Taylor’s Rexall Store.

WHAT THEY WANT FOR CHRISTMAS, shop early while our new stock is complete. Here are a few Christmas practical “stand-bys”, stationery, Eaton’s High Quality, toilet preparations sets, novelty candles, angels, Santa Claus, choir boys, etc.

Xmas decorations and Xmas cards, tags, ribbons, wrapping paper and twine, nice line of Men’s and Boy’s ties, handkerchiefs & socks, men’s and ladies; sweaters, mittens and gloves, games and toys, Pyrex dishes and Agate wear, handsome bed blankets and rubbers and overshoes. THE DON M. JANES STORE, Richford.


The club will meet at the high school building on November 29 at 7:30. Chairman is Donald Pierce, topic “Visual Education” illustrated with new moving picture projector.


Motorists are hereby warned and notified not to park their cars in the village streets during the winter months. The inconvenience of plowing the streets with cars at the curb makes this order necessary. Village trustees.


Sliding on the village streets, a sidewalk is strictly prohibited.


In order that this paper may a print the picture of your child, which was taken on August 8 in the I. O. O. F. hall in Richford, we will need at once the following information. Please fill out and return to Gilpin Printing Company, Richford, VT in care of B. P.

Child’s or Children’s names, address, father’s name, if in service what branch, mother’s maiden name, color child’s eyes, color of child’s hair, weight of child, age of child and if in school what grade. Regardless of whether you’re ordered pictures of your child or not; its picture will appear in the paper.

PARK THEATRE, Richford, Vermont, 2 shows every night, starting at 7 p. m., adults 35 cents including tax, children 16 cents including tax.

Sunday & Monday November 25 and 26 CAPTAIN KIDD, staring Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott and Barbara Britton.

Tuesday November 27 bargain night, adults 20 cents, children 16 cents including tax, THE WAY AHEAD, staring David Niven and Raymond Huntley.

Wednesday & Thursday November 28 and 29 IT’S IN THE BAG staring Fred Allen, Jack Benny and Binnie Barnes.

Friday & Saturday November 30 and December 1 two features, MAN FROM OKLAHOMA staring Roy Rogers, George “Gabby” Hayes and Dale Evens, co-feature

THE FALCON IN HOLLYWOOD staring Rita Corday and Tom Conway.

NEW GOODS just arrived from market. Lots of new dresses, new coats, new skirts, new blouses, new blankets, ladies sweaters and Chenille bed spreads.

LEROY F. SMITH’S dial 2021, Richford, Vermont.


10:30 morning worship theme “Wanted-a three fold loyalty.”

Mrs. Helen Brown, organist

Music by the choir, vocal solo by Geraldine Shover.

11:45 church school, Mrs. Milton Spicer, superintendent.

4:00 junior endeavor society.

7:00 Baptist Youth Fellowship subject “why Christians partake of the Lord’s supper.”

Leader Eleanor Lumbra.

7:30 Wednesday evening November 28 the Woman’s Missionary society will meet at the parsonage.


2:00 p. m. Divine worship, theme” “A personal testimony.
Message by Mrs. Pomfrey. Mrs. Gertrude Robarge organist and director the junior choir.

3:00 p. m. church school with Charles Gross superintendent.

All members of the church and community are cordially invited.


10 a. m. Miss. Grace Hibbard, organist. Anthem by the youth choir; offertory saxophone solo, John Jenne, junior sermon illustrated by Kenneth Baker. Scripture reading and sermon. Church school at 11:00 A. M. Mrs. Kenneth Jenne, superintendent of the children’s division Miss Corliss will take on Missions to the Youth and adult depts.

Junior church instruction period on missions by Miss Ruby Corliss and Mrs. Hollis Hastings.

Membership training class meets at four o’clock.


Rev. Cedric L. Mather, Rector

First Sunday in Advent

8:00 Holy Communion

9:30 church school

10:45 morning prayer and sermon.

HAYDEN JANES went to Gary, Indiana November 10 to motor his uncle, Lieut. Col. C. H. Hayden to his home in Underhill. While away Mr. Janes visited Chicago and many places of interest en-route home.

SGT ROBERT KENNEDY formerly of Richford has been honorably discharged and is visiting relatives and friends in town. Robert has been overseas in England, Scotland and Africa for the past three years.

OWEN ROUSE, hospital apprentice 1c arrived home last Sunday for a few weeks leave. He has been stationed in a navy hospital in Sydney Australia but the hospital has been closed. Rowse will report to Boston about December 18 for re-assignment.

HAROLD THOMPSON arrived here on Monday having been discharged from service. He had been discharged from service. He had been in the Pacific theatre for the past three years.

PFC RENE BENSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Benson arrived home November 14 with his honorable discharge paper. He has served over seas with the 2nd Division, 9th Infantry through France, Belgium and Germany for the past two years.

MRS. BARBARA KITTELL received here honorable discharge from the WAC at Camp Dix and has retuned to her home here.

RAYMOND MINER, AMM1c received his honorable discharge November 10 at Sampson, NY and with Mrs. Miner are visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Miner. Raymond expects to go back to his old position with Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, Conn. in a couple of weeks.

PFC MERTON SUPERNAULT arrived home Friday after serving overseas 37 months. He went to England and was one of the fist men to step foot on land in D-Day and has been with the invasion army all the way through. He was with the 29th Division, 115th infantry. The return trip to America was on the Smith Thompson which was reported last in a big storm off the coast of England. PFC Supernault is now separated from the Army.

November 29, JG


Mrs. Helen Eunice Owen Prue passed away at her home here November 27th. She had been in failing health since early in July.

The deceased was born in Barton, January 27, 1889, the daughter of Milo J. and Sarah Osborn Owen. On Christmas Eve 1909 she was married to James Prue at Barton.

Mr. and Mrs. Prue had lived in Richford for the past 28 years with the exception of about six years that they lived in Glendale, Calif. As a girl Ms. Prue had made four trips to Kansas visiting relatives. She was a member of the Richford Methodist church and Missisquoi Chapter OES. Until her health failed she had been a member of the Woman’s Club and Home Demonstration.

The deceased leaves her husband and three children. Mrs. Mildred Douglass and Mrs. Elizabeth Zebot both of this town and Irving of Burbank, Calif., one son, Milo, died. There are two grandsons, James Douglass and Patrick Prue.

Mrs. Prue had three brothers in Barton, Oscar, Harry and Aldis and two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Owen of Alhambra, Calif. And Mrs. Earl Fisk of Barton.

The funeral services were this Thursday afternoon. Prayers were held at the Manual Douglass home at 1:30 with the services at the Methodist Church, Rev. Auburn J. Carr, officiating with internment at Barton. The bearers were Charles Austin, Leon Going, Arthur Pond and Kenneth Jenne.


At the end of this week Jeannette Tetreault is leaving Richford for a more attractive position with the visiting Nurses Association of Burlington.

For the past seven years, Jeannette has served this community with exceptional efficiency. During that time she has won the respect and affection of everyone.

In behalf of the nursing committee I wish to express regret at her leaving. Our best wishes go with her.

We are fortunate in securing the services of Joyce Hadlock, R. N. as Public Health Nursing in Richford for the remainder of the winter.

Joyce is a local girl who finished her training at the Mary Fletcher Hospital last May. For the past five months she has been doing General Duty at the Springfield, Mass. hospital. She will begin her work here next Monday.


Monday evening about 8 o’clock fire broke out in the projector booth at Park Theatre. It soon burst out of the booth to the walls and ceiling of the auditorium. Without undue excitement or hurry, the patrons left the building without mishap.

It is not definitely known how the fire originated, but it started in the projector booth. Ralph Stetson was the operator and just as he was changing a reel from the projector to the re-wind machine he saw a flash. He did not know where it came from he tried to throw the reel out of the window. In some manger he hit the fire extinguisher and caused it to explode.

He was forced to leave the booth. The audience heard a crackling sound and saw yellow light streaming from the booth.

The fires wept along the ceiling and sidewalls of the building completely destroying the fabric covering, and before it was under control had reached the stage and entirely burned the screen and drapes.

The seats were newly installed by Arthur Sharby seven years ago at a cost of about $5000. these were ruined. Water and smoke badly damaged the waiting room and foyer.

Park Theatre is owned by Louis Hart, but operated under lease by Roy D. Brown. When your reporter asked Mr. Hart if he had estimated the damage, he said he had no idea what it would be until a contractor had estimated to cost of repairs and an expert had examined the projectors. The building is insured.

Mr. Hart said he did not know how soon repairs could be made because of the uncertainty of materials and labor, but he estimated it would tale from six to eight weeks.


Shows at the Park Theatre are temporarily suspended until damage caused by fire can be repaired and new equipment installed. I also wish to express my thanks to members of the Richford Fire Department for their promptness and efficient service at the fire. Notice of the reopening date will be in this paper just as soon as it is possible to be given with any accuracy. In the meantime I want to thank everyone for their past patronage and am looking forward to serving them again soon.

Park Theatre, Roy D. Brown


(Note-space limited RHS basketball news this week)

The following girls are out for berths on the 1945-46 basketball teams at good old RHS-J. Rogerson, M. Jenne, M. Jackson, G. Daignault, V. Bordo, V. Jacobs, B. Comings, M. Taylor, M. Burnham, S. Philippon, J. Gibney, J. Jacobs, A. Carpenter, A. Colver; C. Curley, B. Manosh, V. Despres, L. Stanley, S. Southword and V. Lumbra. Mabel Cramton was chosen as manager.

There was a fairly good turnout for the boy’s basketball this year but small compared to other schools. The following are trying out for the team: G. Read, L. Draper, N. Lovelette, K. Ingalls, A. Selby, H. Spicer, R. Hurley, E. Blair, K. Clark, J. Livingston, J. Jenne, A. Blair, T. Selby, L. West, H. Sylvester and R. Fecteau.

Kenny Baker was chosen as manager.

RHS Basketball Schedule

Dec. 7 St. Albans here

Dec. 11 Cambridge, here

Dec. 14 Swanton, here

Dec. 21, girls with N. Troy, here

Dec. 21 St. Mary’s boys here

Dec. 27 St. Mary’s there

Dec. 29, Orleans here

Jan. 2 Alumni


In pervious years Richford citizens have manifested their interest in the School Milk Project by most generous contribution.

This worthwhile project is to be continued this winter. Present plans are to begin Monday, December 4.

Any contributions will be gratefully accepted.

Mrs. Blanche Greene, Treasurer, Margaret D. Westman, Chairman.


Sliding on village streets and sidewalks is strictly prohibited.


The following is a letter received by Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher in regard to the death of their son, Garth.

Dear Mr. Fletcher

Undoubtedly you have by this time heard of the death of your son, Garth. I was one of his buddies during our imprisonment in Manchuria. I was present with him until the time of his death. He asked me to bring to you his kindest greetings.

He was beloved by us all. He always had in his possession pictures of the members of his family as well as of his sweetheart. Of these he spoke very often and with the fondest affection.

It seemed Garth died of pneumonia. Due to his weakness from malnutrition he had little strength left with which to fight off the attack of pneumonia. His body was buried in a cemetery established by the Japanese in Manchuria. It was an American cemetery but established by the Japanese. His grave was well marked and without doubt can be easily located.

I have in my possession a few of his personal items which he left. Some time in the near future, I will bring them to you personally. I hope to visit you some time in February 1946. At that time I will relate any further details that may come to my mind.

I just arrived in the States and am exceedingly happy to again be on American soil.

I extend to you all my sincerest sympathy. Sincerely, T-Sgt. Robert Rosendahl, Sheik General Hospital, Clinton, Iowa, November 16, 1945.


The Bazaarette

There are churches in the valley

That everyone can share,

And there’s another on a hill-

You know the street and where

The basement is its Parish Hall

And is cozy as can be

With doll cloths, aprons, food and things

And your fortune is the tea

The items Tom is going to sell

Would fill a dozen papers,

To say nothing of his winsome smile

And professional business capers.

At two o’clock December Seventh

We will met you at the door

And show you all the way around

Our great big little store

The Woman’s Auxiliary of St. Ann’s Episcopal Church

Aprons! Who doesn’t need aprons? At the food booths there will be candy, cookies, baked beans, parker house rolls, pies and cakes. Those wishing to buy beans will please bring containers.

The doll booth promises to be the most unusual feature of the bazaarette. Beautiful hand made things any little girl would cherish; stuffed animals, toys, etc. for boys.

In Tom’s variety store there will be everything from underwear to pictures. He has the most unique line of second hand articles to be found.

The sale lasts from two o’clock until eight. At eight o’clock you are invited upstairs for an hour of music with Mrs. Donald Brown, organist, Mrs. Carl Whitcomb, violinist, Mrs. Cedric Mather, cellist and six singers from the various churches. Mrs. W. H. Mitchell will read an appreciation of “Joe” Maddy, the evangelist of music in the public schools of America.

Then back to the Bazaarette to an auction in Tom’s Variety Store when Arthur Pond, Sr. and Donald Brown will offer you the opportunity to bid on a few most desirable articles. Anyway, come have a good laugh with these well known fun makers.


DONNA LEDOUX is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ledoux of Richford.

Anne Mary is the 10 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bourgault of Richford.

She has blue eyes and blonde hair and weighs about 22 pounds.

Her mother will be remembered as Ruth Salisbury

Gregory Martin is the son of Shirley Martin of Richford


10:30 morning worship, theme “He Went A Little Further.”

Mrs. Helen Brown, organist, music by the choir, selection by the girls trio.

11:45 church school, Mrs. Milton Spicer, superintendent.

4:00 Junior Society

7:00 Baptist youth fellowship

Subject “Jesus, the Good Sheperd.”

Leader Lorraine Greenia

The Woman’s Union of the church has planned a banquet to be held on Tuesday evening at 6:30. the boys who have returned and whose names are upon our church honor roll, their wives and parents are to be the guests of honor, Guy McCuin, the toastmaster, will introduce the after dinner speakers and direct the program and social hour following the supper.


East Richford, 2:00 P. M. divine worship, theme “The Crucible of the Christ.”

Message by Mrs. Pomfrey

Mrs. Gertrude Robarge, organist

3:00 church school, Charles Gross, superintendent

All members of the church and community cordially invited.


Rev. Cedric L. Mather, Rector

First Sunday in Advent

8:00 Holy Communion

9:30 church school

7:00 evening prayer and sermon


A happy company of young people broke bread together for supper last Sunday evening in the vestry of the Richford Church. Their committee on arrangements was Shirley Southward and Junabeth Jacobs. The recreation hour, in charge of John Livingston and Shirley Goodhue was an interesting demonstration in “getting along well with others.”

Rev. Robert Moore conducted the lesson on Bible study. Margaret Jenne and Betsy Comings lead a very interesting discussion on “What Rules My Life” and they conducted the worship service.

The program next Sunday night at 7:00 p. m. first Sunday in Advent will be on the topic, “Why Jesus Came” with John Livingston and Veronica Bordo leading. The worship theme is “Jesus and His Followers.”
Divine Services, Sunday December 2:

10:00 a. m. Miss Grace Hibbard, organist, violinist, Mrs. Carl Whitcomb, Christmas music through December. Anthem by the adult choir. Offertory, organ and piano duet “Christmas Fantasia” by Miss Ruby Corliss and Mrs. R. A. Reynolds. Junior story. Sermon, The altar committee for December includes Mrs. Violet Chaffee and Mrs. Nicholas Jacobs. Junior church instruction period on the catechism by Mrs. Hollis Hastings.

Church school at 11:00 a. m. Mrs. Gertrude Puffer, superintendent

Adult choir rehearsal on Saturday evening at seven o’clock.

Membership training class at 4:00 Sunday afternoon.

PFC SIDNEY ROBARGE who has been on Monroe, Lo. is passing a 30 day furlough at his home here. Robarge has re-enlisted for one year and expects to report to Greensboro, NC for assignment.

DORVAL DESPRES is passing a 30 day furlough at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Despres. Dorval has been moved from Camp to Camp but has not had an overseas assignment.

PFC PHILIP MARTIN who has been in the South Pacific has been discharged form service and arrived home last Saturday.

S-SGT FREDICK P. SARGENT was honorably discharged at Westover Field, Mass. November 26. He has served 3 years 10 months in the army of which 1 month was in the Caribbean Theater of Operations. He was awarded 1 battle star, AMT, and the Good Conduct medal.

CHARLES LEE MAYNARD, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Maynard left here last Thursday for the U. S. Naval Training center in Bainbridge, MD to begin training.

MR. AND MRS. GLEN ROWLAND have returned to Hoosick Falls, NY after spending thanksgiving week visiting her father, James Taylor. Mrs. Rowland, (1st Lt. Ila Taylor) who is on terminal leave from the Army Nurse Corps will receive her honorable discharge from the service December 27.

GEORGE LAFONTAINE has returned to Richford with his wife and three months old son, George, Jr., after serving three and a half years in the U. S. Army, 23 months of which was overseas service. He is at present with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lafontaine.

GUESTS at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Agenor Breault for the past two weeks are their daughter, Stella and son-in-law Fred Sears. Mrs. A. J. Breault is motoring out with them to Washington D. C. for a week’s vacation.

DON’T FORGET the American Legion dance, in the Town Hall, Friday, November 30.

THE RICHFORD HOME DEMONSTRATION will sponsor a card party at the South Richford school house Friday night, November 30. Proceeds will go to the Salvation Army.

TO US VERMONTERS it acts like real winter. Snow fell into the mud and stayed, and more snow keeps coming day after day. A couple mornings the thermometer was crowding zero, but guess it couldn’t quite make it. The roads have been terribly slippery.

R. J. Sheperd is in New York City attending a meeting of General Electric dealers.

CADET CHARLES LAWLISS of Manlius Military School, NY spent thanksgiving at the home of his parents, Dr. and Mrs. D. J. Lawliss.

MISS FRANCES LAWLISS of UVM spent thanksgiving at her home. She was accompanied by Miss Louella Day of Rutland.

MRS. LAURA COLPITTS who has been spending some time in the home of Dr. and Mrs. Lawliss is visiting in Boston and Worchester, Mass.

ZENO WHITMAN is in the St. Albans Hospital for treatment.

Theophile Gagnon WAS TAKEN to the Bishop DeGoesbriand hospital Burlington, Wednesday for treatment


MR. AND MRS. CLYDE CALDER and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Calder attended an all day meeting of Philco dealers in Burlington, Wednesday. Both refrigerators and radios were on display.

WONDERFUL ASSORTMENT writing paper in gift boxes at Taylor’s Rexall Store.

Candy, mostly chocolates, in Christmas and plain packages just received. Get yours while we have it. Taylor’s Rexall Store

Christmas cards 5 cents to $1 each. See our bargain boxes, 16 beautiful winter scenes 60 cents and 18 assorted cards 35 cents.

MRS. JULIA SMITH slipped on the sidewalk near Taylor’s Rexall Store Sunday morning and fractured her left hip. She was taken to the St. Albans Hospital heat day. On Wednesday she underwent an operation when the fracture was set.

KINSLEY THOMAS has received the appointment as assistant organist of the Methodist Church, Burlington. This is a new organ the gift of R. J. Booth Lumber Company.

MISS PRICILLA Hadlock DAUGHTER OF MR. AND MRS. BASIL HADLOCK has been accepted into the Beta Chi Sigma Society at Becker Junior College in Worchester, Mass.


THE REGULAR MEETING of Missisquoi Chapter No. 51 will be held Monday evening December 17. The second degree will be exemplified.

THE REGULAR MEETING of Missisquoi Lodge will be held Thursday December 20 at 8 p. m. at the Masonic Hall. This is the Christmas meeting and each member is requested to bring some gift for the kitchen or recreation room. Money may be given and thereby crate a fund to buy equipment or furniture. Please have each gift wrapped and a little rhyme or jingle to be read. Refreshments will be served.


Miss Shirley Gross, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Avery Gross of Enosburg Falls and Gilbert P. Shover, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Shover of this place were married at the Methodist parsonage here by the Rev. A. J. Carr, in a very pretty ceremony on Tuesday December 11 at 4 p. m.

The bride wore a suit of misty blue with black accessories and a corsage of red carnations.

Miss Velma Laraba of Enosburg Falls was maid of honor. She wore a dark blue suit with corsage of pink carnations.

The best man was Ronald West of Richford

The newly weds will make their home in Greenfield, Mass.


Both RHS boys and girls 7:30 p. m. Friday, December 14 at Swanton.


Tuesday night Ted’s Grill took Polly Gross team on for the Roast Port suppers at Ted’s Grill. The Grill Team went to town form the start coming out with 87 pins lead.

Blair was top man with high total of 284. McFadden a close second with 283 and Vincent of Polly’s team with third with 280.

Vincent had high single of 106, Blair second with 104 and Ted was third with 101.

Supper was Wednesday night at 5 o’clock.

Line up-

Ted’s Grill

McFadden 93 99 91 283

Rowse 88 97 81 266

Esty 92 72 87 257

Ted 80 83 101 264

Blair 104 91 89 284


Sweat Comings (Polly Gross team)

Howarth 85 82 84 251

Benson 87 79 89 255

Gilbert Shover 83 93 79 255

Polly Gross 75 76 75 226

Vincent 84 106 90 280



I wish to thank all those who sent me cards, letters and flowers following my injury.

Irma Wetherby

December 6, JG


A chicken pie banquets was served at the Baptist Church on Tuesday evening to the service men on the honor roll of the church who have returned home. The roll contains about 65 names. Not all of the boys have returned home yet.

Following the supper a program was given. Guy McCuin acted as the toastmaster and called on several persons for a response.

H. O. Powers, representing the local Civilian Defense, was called to speak first, who gave a message to the boys with stories and friendly greetings.

Dr. E. James Swinyer, representing the Chamber of Commerce gave a welcome to the community and an invitation to the returned veterans to take part in the Chamber of Commerce. He also started it was hoped to build some sort of a memorial to the veterans, and they had in mind a swimming pool and recreation program.

This was followed by two trumpet solos by Gilman Deyette

Tobin Haggerty, a member of the Ration Board and Supt. Of schools stated the school was ready to do all it could for the G. I. and any boy or girl who wished help in any way the school stood ready to give what ever assistance it could.

Ernest W. Gilpin, editor contrasted World War I with World War II in the way the boys went off to war, and joined the other speakers in expressing our joy I having our boys come back to us.

Geraldine Shover very pleasingly sang “O Christmas Time”

A.B. Rowley, lawyer, made some eloquent remarks. He asked what it must mean to go to war, to leave one’s family or in any event one’s home and those he loves, to start out on a venture, he knows not where except that it is dangerous, without knowing whether he will return, or whether he will not. He said no man ever offered more for his country, that no man can ever ever offer more. He closed by saying that we hated to have them go, we missed them while they were away, we awaited their return with anxious care, now we can welcome the home again.

Dr. F. M. Lynde gave two humorous readings which delighted the audience.

The only response given by the boys came from Robert Calder who gave a brief reminiscence of his trip to India and what he did while serving 22 months in Karachi. Near the end of his service there he had 270 Indians under him. Mr. Calder went to India from the Pacific coast and returned to America across the Atlantic, thus making a complete circle of the globe.

The closing remarks were given by Rev. George Pomfrey bringing the program to a close by singing.


The December meeting of the club was held on Monday evening at the home of Mrs. Herbert B. Comings. The subject was “Christmas in the Arts.” A most interesting program was presented.

Mrs. Allen Lauder, hostess, gave a delightful talk on her experiences in painting and some of her work was exhibited. Mrs. George Payne read E. B. White’s poem, “I Paint What I see.” A trio consisting of Mrs. Donald Brown, Mrs. Cedric Mather and Mrs. Carl Whitcomb played “Brahms Waltz” and “Melody in F.” Mrs. Ruth Corliss gave ideas for Christmas wrappings and trimmings. Mrs. Grant of Enosburg gave two novel piano solos with record accompaniment, “Blue Danube” and “Second Hungarian Rhapsody.” Another poem was read by Mrs. George Payne. The program concluded with Christmas Carols sung by Miss Lucile Aiken, Mrs. Cecil Jones, Mrs. Hubert Curley, Mrs. A. J. Livingston and Mrs. Donald Pierce.

Dainty refreshments were served by Mrs. LeRoy Smith, Mrs. Ted Smith and committee.


Sliding on the village streets and sidewalks is strictly prohibited. Per order, Village Trustees.


The so-called Woodworth Block on River Street has been purchased by Victor Bessette. The block was owned by Emile and Etta Hurtubise of Hartwick, NY.

This three story block contains the bowling allies and pool room on the street floor, with two tenements on the second floor and a hall on the 3rd floor.

Mr. Bessette informs this paper that he expects to operate the bowling allies as usual and will probably have a lunch counter.


East Richford, Mrs. Katie Durkee died at the Bishop DeGoesbriand Hospital, Burlington, Tuesday morning after a brief illness.

Funeral service was held at the church in East Richford this Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock.


Tuesday evening RHS played Co. I, State Guard and Co. I, State Guard Jayvees.

The RHS jayvees and Co. I jayvees was the first game played. The RHS jayvees were victorious with Cline Ingalls, lf, making 19 of the 28 points. Top men, on the Co. I jayvees team were Wilson and Bombardier each with 10 points.

The final score was 28 to 25 in favor of the Richford jayvees.

The second game was between Company I and Richford with Co. I defeating Richford by two points.

Top man for Co. I was Benham, with 12 of the 26 points.

Final score was 26 to 24. Referee for both games was Bob White of St. Albans.


December 7 St. Albans here

December 11 Cambridge, here

December 14 Swanton here

December 21 girls with No. Troy here

December 27, St. Mary’s here

December 29 Orleans here

January 2, Alumni

Northwestern Vt. League RHS games

January 4 Richford at Alburg

January 8 Milton at Richford

January 11 Richford at Enosburg

January 18 Richford at Brigham

January 22 Richford at Milton

January 25 Alburg at Richford

January 29 Enosburg at Richford

February 1 Fairfax at Richford

February 5 Brigham at Richford

February 8 Newport, there

February 12, Fairfax, there

February 19, Newport, here

February 22, Swanton, there


The book wagon visited Wednesday for exchange of books. Recent books of our own are as follows:


The High Barbaree-Northoff and Hall. A romance of the South Seas.

The Yellow Room, Mary R. Rinhart

The Gauntlet, James Street, the experiences of a young pastor in a western town.

January thaw, Bellamy Partridge, Amusing story set in an old Conn. farm house.

The Black Rose, Thomas B. Costain, high adventure

The Rooster Crows for Day, Ben Lucien Burman

A Mississippi Rover boy who took a trip to Africa had strange adventures

Cass Timberlane, Sinclair Lewis

The Townsman, John Sidges

The building of a mid western town and family

General Duty Nurse, Lucy Hancock, General subjects:-

Chunking Listening Post, Mark Tennien, Experiences of a Mary Knoll missioner in war torn China

One Nation, W. Stegner

Large photographs and text showing minority groups in the U. S. A.

Up Front-Bill Maudlin

A book about the bible-George Stimpson, a book of facts answering many questions that have puzzled us.


We wish to thank the neighbors and friends for their many acts of kindness, the beautiful flowers and all those who furnished cars during the illness and death of our beloved sister, Pear Blair. George Carter, Augustin Charest, Mrs. Mary Bergeron, Mrs. James Foley.


May we take this opportunity of showing our gratitude to all those who in any way paid their respects during our bereavement.

James R. Prue

Mrs. Mildred Douglass

Irving O. Prue

Mrs. Elizabeth Zebott


Motorists are hereby warned and notified not to park their cars in the village streets during the winter months. The inconvenience of plowing the streets with cars at the curb makes this order necessary. Village Trustees


A parish wide appeal was inaugurated last Sunday in All Saints to participate in the campaign of food for the war stricken of Europe and the Far East. The campaign dates are December 9 to 16th. Purchases of evaporated milk, condensed and powdered milk, milk formulae for infants, cocoa, chocolate milk powder, strained and chopped fruits and vegetables and all types of canned goods will be made for immediate shipment to a receiving depot in New York City set up by the National Catholic Welfare conference.

The urgency of the situation is suggested by the information that child deaths in some European countries by 1944 had risen to more than 500% of the pre-war levels. Want and deprivation are widespread in many areas.

Distribution of these foods will be made without any distinction of race, nationality or creed.


The group met Tuesday December 4 at the home of Mrs. Don Woodward at South Richford. Mrs. Don Woodward and Mrs. Ernest Doe were hostesses. Instead of our usual dinner being served, a supper was served to 10 members, three visitors and three children.

Our subject was re-election of officers and hostesses for the coming year, 1946. They are as follows:

President, Mrs. Hugh Smith

Vice, Mrs. Ladies McAllister

Sec. & Trea. Mrs. Leonard Stowell

News reporter, Mrs. Addison Smith

Home Furnishing, Mrs. Charles Bashaw

Home Management, Mrs. Agenor Breault

Recreation, Mrs. Arthur Doe

Clothing, Mrs. Edward Potvin

Food, Mrs. Don Woodward

Handicraft, Mrs. Albert Lumbra


January Mrs. Leonard Stowell and Glenna Farrar

February, Mrs. Hugh Smith

March Mrs. Agenor Breault

April, Mrs. Isadore Garrow

May, Mrs. Aldis McAllister

June, Mrs. Addison Smith

July, Mrs. Edward Potvin

August, Mrs. Joseph Guilmette

September, Mrs. Albert Lumbra

October, Mrs. Arthur Doe

Nov. and Dec. undecided

Our group plan to donate this month to the War Chest and Salvation Army.

Our usual Christmas tree this year was held in the evening in So. Richford School house and the card party that was postponed from Friday November 30 was at this same time. The proceed are for the Salvation army. Five hundred was played. High score won by Mrs. Chapman Sheldon of South Richford and Agenor Breault low score.


The first American Legion dance of the winter months was held last Friday night November 30 at the Richford Town Hall. Music was furnished by Weed’s Imperial Band played for a large crowd. This dance was such a success that the Richford Post 12 has again engaged the Weed’s Orchestra for the holiday dance to be held in the Richford Town Hall, Friday, December 28 with dancing from 9 p. m. to 1 a. m.

There will be an American Legion meeting in St. Albans, Sunday, December 9, 1945 at 2:30 p. m. This meeting will be held in the city hall, where the officers of St. Albans, Richford, Enosburg, Swanton, Fairfax and Alburg post No. 1 will be host for the day and they will serve a lunch at their rooms following the meeting at City Hall. Al officers and members of Richford Post No. 12 are invited to attend and please notify your Adjutant or commander so that transportation may be arranged.

American Legion caps are now available see Adj. Restivo and get yours.


The regular business meeting of the Court St. Joseph 1019 Catholic Daughters of America was held on Wednesday evening November 14 with a good attendance. The feature of the evening was a surprise stork shower in honor of Mrs. Lawrence Gilman and Mrs. Ralph Wilson who were each presented a beautiful blanket. Miss Jeannette Tetreault who has recently left Richford to assume her new position in Burlington was presented a sterling silver pin as a farewell gift. Delicious refreshments of salmon wiggle, fruit salad, cookies and coffee were served.

On Sunday afternoon November 18 an initiation ceremony was held at which time the following new members were received into the court: Mrs. Betty Taylor, Mrs. Gertrude Perreault, Mrs. Mildred Noyes and Mrs. Christine Gibney. At this time we were very pleased to have as a guest Miss Mabel McGinn of St. Albans, district deputy who inspected the work and spoke briefly. Refreshments of Cake and ice cream were served.

Wednesday evening November 28 a covered dish supper was served to members and invited guests. Following the supper a social hour was enjoyed.

The members of the November committee were Mrs. Ralph Wilson, Mrs. Ila Hart, Mrs. Christine Brown and Mrs. Lynn Thompson.


The fourth grade is going to make some Christmas tree ornaments that look like stars. We cut the star and put colored circles on each point. We put a sticker in the center. We are going to send some to an orphanage.

The girls in grade four have made rag dolls to send to the Junior Red Cross contest which is to be held in St. Albans in City Hall, November 30.

Later these dolls will be sent to far away lands that have been at war. We are all happy to do something to make them a Merry Christmas.

The boys in the fourth grade are sending puzzles to the disabled soldiers. We hope they will like them.

On Friday of National Education Week we invited our mothers to come to school. There were 12 that came. We showed them Chinese writing, our collection, our outline and the Chinese flag. Our mothers all had tea and cookies. We hope they all enjoyed being with us.

We have had 95 % attendance this fall term. James Wilson, Betty King, Vincent Taylor, Carolyn Deyette, Gloria Currier, Beverly Lovelette and Cecil Currier have not missed a day of school yet.


“Our “Book of Knowledge” Encyclopedias have come at a cost of $51.00”

The money for these books was raised at a bingo party and box party which have been held in our school.

The bingo party netted us $47.50, the box party $15.00 for which we wish to thank the generous people of East Richford, Stevens Mills and Richford for making both parties a success.

We want to thank Mrs. Ernest Potvin also Montgomery Center for accompanying us at the organ. We hope we can be honored again by their talent.

It was hoped that a “Home School Club” be formed at this occasion. Our plans were not realized, due to many reasons.

The remaining amount of money will be used for miscellaneous equipment for our school room.

We need a new globe, curtains, shades, etc.

Our “Winter Term” has just begun. During the “fall term” several pupils had perfect attendance, they are: Conan and Ronald Gross, Isabelle Judd, Caroline Longley, Carolyn Miner, Martha Monteith, Richard McAllister, Cora, Ida and Sidney Wright and Shirley Morse.


Here we have Roger, Norman and Muriel Dussault, the children of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dussault of Richford.

Two nice looking sons and a cute little daughter are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Cedric Lambert of Richford

Curly auburn hair Joyce is one and a half years old. On her right sits Cleon, 8 years old and a third grader in school with brown hair and eyes.

Cedric, the oldest boy is a bright looking lad of 10 years and is a 5th grader with brown hair and eyes.

Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Combs of South Richford are the parents of these four healthy looking children. The two lads on the left are Ronald, aged 4; Melvin age 6.

On the right is Lorraine, 13 months and Lulah, age 8.


10:30 morning worship, theme “Abiding in Christ.”

Mrs. Helen Brown, organist, music by choir and solo by Geraldine Shover.

11:45 church school, Mrs. Milton Spicer, superintendent

4:00 junior society.

7:00 the Baptist Youth Fellowship, leader, Grace Wright.


2:00 p. m. divine worship, theme “The Power of God.”

Message by Mrs. Pomfrey

Gertrude Robarge organist.

3 p. m. church school, Charles Gross, superintendent

All members of the church and community are cordially invited.


Second Sunday in Advent

8:00 Holy Communion

9:30 church school

10:45 holy communion and sermon


10:00 a. m. Miss Grace Hibbard, organist

Anthem by the youth choir and offertory: piano solo by Betty Ann Reynolds

Children’s story and sermon

Junior church instruction period in charge of Mrs. Randall Montgomery and Mrs. Cecil Jones.

Church school at 11 a. m. Mrs. Kenneth Jenne, superintendent of the children’s division. Each class of the entire school will take a section of the program for Christmas, Sunday evening; the youth fellowship will conduct the worship.

Membership training class at 4:30 p. m.

Youth choir rehearsal on Saturday afternoon at 1:15 p. m.

The stewards arranged a definite procedure for visitation at their conference on Monday evening.


The second annual appearance of the puppets made by Mrs. R. W. Corliss will take place on Wednesday evening December 12 at 7:30. They are being presented by Mrs. Harry Southword and her helpers “A Puppet Christmas Program” includes the evening activities.

Devotions are to be led by Mrs. Claire Salisbury. Puppeteers and hostesses are: Mrs. Harry Southword, Mrs. Hollis Hastings, Mrs. J. Kenneth Jenne, Mrs. Ray Wetherby, Mrs. Violet Chaffee, Mrs. Aubrey Noyes and Mrs. Ralph Ruiter.

All children and young people are invited as guests of the occasion.

The executive board will meet with the president at 7:00 p. m. preceding the program.

THE SO-CALLED SABOURIN BLOCK BEYOND the C. V. tracks has been sold by the Richford Savings Bank to Edward and Mary Mayotte of St. Albans.

THE RICHFORD CENTER SCHOOL has been closed and the 19 children enrolled there are being transported to the village schools. Mrs. Elna Gross, who has been teaching there, could not continue her work and a teacher for this school could not be found.

WONDERFUL ASSORTMENT writing paper in gift boxes at Taylor’s Rexall Store.

Christmas cards 5 cents to $1 each. See our bargain boxes, 16 beautiful winter scenes 60 cents and 18 assortment cards, 35 cents. Taylor’s Rexall Store.

SEVERAL FROM HERE attended the Odd Fellows Supper and party at Milton this week.

LEONARD SUPERNAULT has returned from overseas and received his honorable discharge.

THOSE FROM OUT OF TOWN attending the funeral services of Mrs. Helen O. Prue were Oscar Owen, Mrs. Earl Fisk and daughter, Helen of Barton, Mrs. Ethel Lafont and son, Lt. Kenneth Lafont and Miss Genevieve Prue of Wolcott, Miss Georgia Prue of Derby, Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Prue of Coventry, Oscar Hanson and daughter Marguerite of Newport and Lt. Robert Carr of Pottsville, PA.

HOLLIS THOMPSON left for Boca Raton, Florida November 26, he has a job there for the winter.

MR. AND MRS. THAYER COMINGS are in New York this week. Mr. Comings was called there on business in connection with the Sweat-Comings Co.

MISS BETTY JEAN HODGMAN who has been working in Worcester, Mass. has returned home.

STAFF SGT. JOHN PHILIPPIN has received his discharge at Fort Devens and arrived home on Monday. Sgt. Philippon has been in service 29 months serving most of this time in the Mediterranean theatre.

A MEETING IS CALLED BY THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE next Monday evening at 7:30 for the directors and committees to be held at the Masonic Club room. Please all attend.

THE RICHFORD HOME DEMONSTRATION group will meet at the home of Mrs. C. L. Coombs for an afternoon meeting December 13. The program will be election of officers, and program planning for the coming year. Please bring an inexpensive gift.

WE HAVE HAD A FEW ZERO days the past week. Sunday it dropped to 12 below and again Wednesday it stood at zero.

MRS. ADA MARTIN has been substituting in Junior High a few days this week for Miss Kathleen McFeeters; Mrs. Olive Janes has been substituting for Mrs. Roy Lavery; Mrs. Marilyn Reed substituted for Miss Virginia Bingham.

RICHARD GOING, who is stationed at the Naval Air Station at Jacksonville, Florida, is passing a 15 day leave at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon E. Going.

MRS. MARILYN GOING REED has resigned her position as instructor in the commercial course at RHS. Miss Marilyn Rublee of Enosburg Falls has been engaged to continue this course and began her duties here on Monday.

FRANCIS WHITNEY who has been in the service in the Pacific area has received his honorable discharge and returned home.

STAFF SGT. ROY LAVERY received his discharge papers on Monday and is now home. He has been serving over seas for the past 30 months, most of this time in France.

BEN READ was only slightly injured when avoiding a collision with another car and went into the ditch and telephone pole. The right front wheel and fender were badly damaged.