Hopedale in 1921, Part I
Hopedale in January
Twenty-five years ago – January 1996 - Motorola introduces the Motorola StarTAC
Wearable Cellular Telephone, the first clamshell mobile phone.
The North Cape oil spill occurs as an engine fire forces a tugboat ashore on Moonstone
Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. The North Cape Barge is pulled along with it
and leaks 820,000 gallons of home heating oil.
France undertakes its last nuclear weapons test.
Fifty years ago – January 1971 - A ban on radio and television cigarette ads goes into
effect in the United States.
The landmark television sitcom All in the Family debuts on CBS.
Charles Manson and three female "Family" members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate–
Apollo 14 (carrying astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell) lifts off
on the third successful lunar landing mission.
News items above are from Wikipedia. For Hopedale news from 25, 50 and 100
years ago, see below this text box.
Hopedale in 1921, Part I
Hopedale news items from the weekly Milford Gazette
January 7 – Miss Mildred Stewart entertained a number of her girl friends at a watchnight
party Friday evening.
The Ladies Afternoon whist club met Monday with Mrs. W.L. Scott and the Evening whist
club Monday evening with Mrs. Raymond Sadler.
January 14 – The annual Ladies’ night of the Unitarian Men’s club will be held next
Monday evening in Town Hall.
Tuesday B.H.B. Draper was elected a director of the Merchants National and Shawmut
National banks, both of Boston.
Excavation is in progress for the new home of Captain and Mrs. Eben S. Draper. (The
Ledges) It will be located south of their present home.
January 21 – Following the supper of the Union Men’s class Tuesday evening, Captain
Daniel MacKay gave an address on “The Northwest Mounted Police.”
Following the supper of the Knighthood club Saturday evening, Chaplain W.B. Whiting of
the Charlestown state prison gave an illustrated address and Warden E.E. Shattuck
February 4 – The high school basketball team was defeated at Northbrige Friday, 55 to
Ice harvesting was commenced yesterday by the Hopedeale Coal & Ice Co.
February 11 - Temporary organization of a local American Legion post was effected
Tuesday, under the name of the Walter H. Tillotson post. Donald McCaslin was elected
chairman and W. Harris Scott secretary.
Francello G. Atwell, former school superintendent of this district died on his 58th birthday
Friday morning at his home in Holliston from the effects of paralytic attacks. He resigned
last spring from the superintendency of the Hopedale-Mendon-Bellingham district of which
he had been in charge for over 12 years.
February 25 – The high school seniors will present the play, “Patty makes things hum,”
this evening in Town Hall for the benefit of their Washington trip fund.
March 4 - C.H. Draper’s touring car caught fire recently when the machine was left if front
of Gibbs’ drug store. The fire department extinguished the blaze without serious damage.
March 11 – Under the direction of Evelyn Raymond, supervisor of music, and Sylvia
Leonard, the pupils of the public schools gave an excellent concert with songs, readings
and fancy dances, Friday evening in Town Hall for the benefit of the Junior Red Cross.
March 25 - About 30 couples enjoyed the shirtwaist party of the Winter dancing club
Saturday evening in Pythian Hall.
April 1 - The high school seniors left Friday on their Washington trip.
April 8 – At Worcester Friday Judge Chamberlain disallowed the will of Eugene
Goldsmith, disposing of an estate of $75,000. Evidence was introduced to show that the
deceased was not of sound mind when the will was executed.
April 22 – About 200 persons enjoyed the roast beef supper at the Union church
April 29 – Walter H. Tillotson post, A.L., held a meeting in Town Hall, Monday night and
received several applications for membership. It was voted to have quarters in the Town
Hall building. Commander Maroney and Leo Murphey of the Upton Post gave interesting
talks on the Legion, it’s aims and works.
Capt. E.S. Draper and Mr. Davidson, secretary of the state Republican Club, were the
speakers at the meeting of the local Republican Club Monday. The object was to arouse
an interest in naturalization.
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Hopedale News - January 1996
Hopedale Highway Department employee and truck
From the hits of 1971, Rod Stewart with Reason to Believe.
Hopedale News - January 1971
Hopedale News - January 1921
Why so little for January 1971? Because that's all there
was in the library scrapbooks. Why a prom in January? I
don't know, but I'll be looking to see if that's when they were
held in other years around that time.