Recent additions to existing pages on hope1842.com: Richard Griffin (Article on Griffin by Judge Francis
Larkin.) Larry Heron (Article on Heron by Judge Larkin.) Mendon Police Chief Matthew Mantoni (Much
improved copies and additional Milford News articles about the murder of Chief Mantoni in 1950.) Harold “Putt”
Lowell (Improved copies of Milford News articles on the 1974 murder of Lowell.) Recent deaths
Division in Hopedale - Page 11 - photos from inside the shop Page 12 - building the West Foundry Page 13
- the "old foundry"
Twenty-five years ago – January 1995 - The 104th United States Congress, the first controlled by Republicans
in both houses since 1953 to 1955, convenes.
Super Bowl XXIX: The San Francisco 49ers become the first National Football League franchise to win five Super
Bowls, as they defeat the San Diego Chargers.
Fifty years ago – January 1970 - The first episode of the soap opera All My Children is broadcast on the ABC
the Kansas City Chiefs shock the football world by beating the heavily-favored Minnesota Vikings 23–7 in Super
Diana Ross and The Supremes perform their farewell live concert together at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas.
Ross's replacement, Jean Terrell, is introduced onstage at the end of the last show.
Mick Jagger is fined £200 for possession of cannabis.
Hopedale in 1920 – Part 2
May 7, 1920 – Employees of the Draper Corporation have been offered the free use of company land for
Myron Higgins and William Collins have left the employ of the Draper Corporation and will work this summer on
a large farm in East Lexington.
May 14 – Bert Noyes will report for jury duty in Worcester next Monday.
William Cole was taken to the Milford hospital Sunday for treatment of cuts on the left hand. He was attended by
Dr. F.H. Lally.
May 21 - The girls employed at the Henry Patrick Co. store tendered Miss Viola Tracy a dinner Sunday at the
home of M. and Mrs. Ray Holland in Worcester. She was presented a graphophone in honor of her approaching
Dr. K.A. Campbell and family are occupying their summer cottage in Mendon.
May 28 – Walter Meade is building a cottage at Lake Nipmuc.
About a score of the young women employed at the Hopedale Mfg. Co. tendered Miss Viola Tracy a surprise
party Friday evening at her home here and presented her with several pieces of Pyrex cooking dishes. Miss
Tracy is soon to be married to Lester P. Mann.
June 4 – Mrs. Montgomery Blair of Washington is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Draper.
Memorial Day exercises were carried out here Monday in accordance with the pre-arranged program. After the
exercises a luncheon was served at Town Hall through the courtesy of Clare H. Draper.
Mrs. Katherine Phipps lost control of her new Overland touring car in Uxbridge Sunday night, and the machine
was considerably damaged in a collision with a tree. A 10-year old son of Mrs. Phipps was thrown from the car
and slightly bruised, but Mrs. Phipps escaped with a severe nervous shock.
June 11 - Mrs. B.H.B. Draper entertained about 200 guests Saturday afternoon, and the recently remodeled
residence was open for inspection. After the reception, dancing was enjoyed to the music of Lowe’s orchestra.
The latter part of next month Mr. and Mrs. Draper will leave for a two months’ vacation in Europe.
June 18 – Princess Boncompagni will be the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Clare H. Draper Sunday.
Frank Rudolph, 13 years old, was slightly hurt on Dennett Street Monday morning when the cart on which he was
coasting was struck by a truck and wrecked. The boy jumped in time to escape serious injury.
June 25 - Fred Doherty, chauffeur for H. L. Patrick, has gone to Buffalo to drive home a new Cadillac automobile
recently purchased by Mr. Patrick.
Miss Marjorie Rockwood entertained friends Monday evening in honor of Winogene E. Phipps, who was married
yesterday afternoon to Ira. W. Noyes.
July 9 – Ira Noyes, who was recently married here to Miss Winogene Phipps, is recovering from an operation
performed at a hospital in Bangor, Maine.
An executor’s inventory of the estate of the last Susan Preston Draper shows personal property of $3,890,414.61
and $17,800 in real estate. The sum of $109,583.65 is invested in Liberty bonds.
Cecil Leith won the three-mile race from scratch on the Boston Common Monday. His time was 15 minutes, 51
4/5 seconds. He will go to the Olympic Games at Antwerp with a Canadian track team.
July 16 – The registrar of motor vehicles has suspended the operating license of Kate K. Phipps of this town.
Neighbors of Mrs. E.L. Emery enjoyed the opening of a night blooming cereus at her home on Dutcher Street
July 23 – Capt. Eben .S. Draper entertained friends at the golf clubhouse last evening.
A son was born at the Milford hospital recently to Mr. Mrs. William H. Barney.
Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Austin left town Sunday for an automobile trip over the Mohawk trail to Pittsfield.
July 30 – Charles Kaberry attended the grand lodge session of the Sons of St. George at Haverhill this week.
Mrs. H.R. Bartlett entertained friends from Thompsonville, Conn., last Thursday. The trip was made by
August 6. William Larson is at Rockport, Me., for his vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Burrill are enjoying a vacation in Fairhaven and New Bedford.
Census returns for Hopedale show a population of 2777, as compared with 2188 in 1910, and 2087 in 1900.
August 13 – Edwin Nealley and Miss Ada Munyon are to be married next week. Saturday noon the shop office
employees of the Draper Corporation presented them a chest of silver and a $10 gold piece.
Edward S. Adams died here Wednesday night of hardening of the arteries from which he had suffered for
Mrs. Walter Meade entertained about 20 children at Lake Nipmuc last Thursday in honor of the seventh birthday
of her daughter Ruth.
August 20 – The young ladies employed in the roll room at the Draper plant tendered a tin shower to Miss Ada
Andrew at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Andrew, Monday evening, when an enjoyable evening
was spent. She was also presented a set of silver spoons. A mock marriage was a feature of the evening. Miss
Andrew is to be married Saturday, September 4, to Lewis E. Fisher.
August 27 – It has been announced that Hopedale’s tax rate for the coming year will be $10 on $1000, an
increase of $5 over that of last year.
Lawrence Hoel of North Uxbridge, formerly of Hopedale, and Miss Adeline Paul of this town were married here
last Friday by Rev. Charles F. Niles. The bride, who was prettily attired in a gown of white maline, was attended
by Mrs. Henry Hoel as matron of honor.
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Hopedale News - February 1995
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Hopedale News - February 1920
From 1970, Tony Orlando & Dawn - Knock Three Times
on Billboard's Top 100 singles for 1995.
From 1920, Eddie Cantor with All the Boys Love Mary.