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Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town of Prescott 



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FOR THE YEAR 



1922 



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Press of L,ewis H. Blackmer 

1923 






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Report of Selectmen 



FOR THE YEAR 1922 

To the citizens of Brescott: 

Paid State Aid 

Soldiers' Relief 

TOWN OFFICERS 

Paid H. I. Shaw, salary tax collector 1921 
F. R. Allen, town treasurer 
F. R. Allen, town clerk 
F. R. Allen, assessor 
F. R. Allen, registrar 
W. M. Waugh, selectman 
W. M. Waugh, assessor 
W. M. Waugh, overseer of poor 
W. M. Waugh, registrar 
E. A. Thayer, selectman 
E. A. Thayer, overseer of poor 
Fred W. Doubleday, selectman 
Fred W. Doubleday, assessor 
Fred W. Doubleday, overseer of poor 
Fred W. Doubleday, registrar 
H. I. Shaw, constable 





$216.00 




25574 


$65.00 




75.00 




25.00 




31.50 




8.00 




35.00 




35.00 




10.00 




8.00 




5.00 




5.00 




5.00 


( 


2275 




2.00 




5.00 




8.00 


,; 



H. I. Shaw, election officer 4.00 
F. A. Griswold, sealer of wgts. & meas. 10.00 

H. D. Peirce, auditor 5.00 

H. D. Peirce, teller 2.00 

' M. E. Chapin, ballot clerk 5.00 

F. J. Currier, ballot clerk 5.00 

Harry A. Upton, teller 3.50 $379.75 

STATE HIGHWAY, SMALL TOWN ACT 

Paid C. S. Wheeler Co., tools 4.10 

Harry Hortie 25.50 

Edward O'Brine 24.00 

John Karney 6.00 

W. M. Waugh 90.00 

A. H. Gross 36.00 

A. B. Gross 72.00 

E. A. Woods 36.00 

F. A. Bowen 72.00 
Lorenzo Patterson 24.00 

C. H. Smith 18.00 $407.60 

HIGHWAY ACCOUNT 

Paid total cost $2,763.44 

HIGHWAY BRIDGE ACCOUNT 

Paid total cost $207.50 

HIGHWAY SNOW AND ICE STORM ACCOUNT 

Paid Loren Adams 2.25 

C. H. Smith 21.75 

W. H. Jones 7.50 

Robert Newbury 3.00 

Lorenzo Patterson 3.75 

A. H. Gross .75 

F. A. Pettengill 2.50 

W. M. W r augh 2.80 $44.30 



MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

Paid Mrs. W. M. Waugh, copying valuation $4.00 

Lewis H. Blackmer, printing reports 74.40 

H. I. Shaw, postage 8.40 

James D. Kimball, treasurer's bond 8.00 

H. Clifton Moore, use of hearse 4.00 

M. E. Chapin, inspection animals 23.60 

M. E. Chapin, inspection meat 66.20 

P. B. Murphy, assessors' supplies 3.95 

J. S. Whitman, assessors' supplies .75 

C. H. Chase, transfers real estate 6.40 

C. C. Tinkey, moth work 18.44 

W. H. Jones, moth work 27.19 

A. L. Barnes 32.19 

H. D. Peirce 32.19 

H. D. Peirce, Justice fees 4.75 

Dr. J. C. Fendel, order Board Health 5.35 

Dr. W. A. Clark, order Board Health 2.00 

Hobbs & Warren, warrant blanks 1.56 

Hobbs & Warren, cash book 5.63 

Athol Transcript Co., primary notices 2.25 

James D. Kimball, collector's bond 20.00 
Lewis H. Blackmer, printing voting list 6.95 

Silas Whitaker, mowing cemetery 2.50 

L. S. Lawless, mowing cemetery 3.00 

Edward W. Murphy, veterans' blanks .50 

Hampshire County Extension Service 50.00 

J. S. Whitman, tax bills 5.67 

Wakefield Daily Item, moth notices 3.25 
Ida M. Waugh, postage, mailing moth 

notices 3.50 

C. H. Chase, copy town farm deed 1.60 
Dr. W. B. Segur, professional seryice 

order of selectmen 5.00 



Town appropriation, One Hundredth 

Anniversary 50.00 

Library appropriation 30.00 

Certification of town notes 4.00 

State tax 600.00 

County tax 469.96 
Orange Savings Bank, note 1,300.00 

Orange Savings Bank, interest on note 32.50 
W. M. Waugh, town note 1,200.00 

W. M.Waugh, interest town note 61.00 

Civilian poll tax 276.00 

Soldiers' exemptions .69 

Insurance town hall 24.20 
F. R. Allen, recording births and deaths 4.50 

F. R. Allen, postage, stationery 12.00 

F. R. Allen, mowing cemetery 8.50 

F. R. Allen, mowing town house yard 2.00 

F. R. Allen, meeting, town clerks 5.00 

W. M. Wausrh, postage, telephone 8.20 

F. A. Griswold, postage, care town hall 2.23 

Fitzhenrv Guftell Co., moth supplies 13.29 

Assessors' abatements 37.50 $4,574.79 

DEPARTMENT OF FOREST FIRES 

Paid Merrimac Chemical Co., oil vitriol 27.53 

Eastern Drug Co., 2 kegs soda 6.72 

Geo. L. Ellis, 45 lbs. soda 3.60 , 

W. M. Waugh, freight on soda vitriol 9.47 

W. M. Waugh, labor 5.00 

Badger Fire Ext. Co., 1 gross bottles 13.00 

A. B. Gross 10.62 

Robert Newbury 1.56 

Geo. Newbury 1.25 • 

A. H. Gross 1.88 

Guy Johnson 1.88 



Geo. Waugh 




4.75 


Geo. Waugh, carting 


soda and; vitriol 


2.00 


Geo. Waugh, cash for rubber hose 


1.08 


F. R. Allen, express 


on bottles 


1.17 


F. R. Allen, express 


on keg soda 


1.53 


Ernest Ramsdell 




2.82 


A. W. Bowler 




1.56 


R. E. Goodnow 




1.56 


W. R. Chapin 




1.56 


D. G. Hamilton 




5.13 


L. G. Hamilton 




3.13 


Maynard Ramsdell 




3.13 


F. L. Newton 




3.44 


P. H. Groton 




1.40 


George Wright 




2.50 


Earl Whitaker 




4.49 


W. H. Powers 




1.56 


Earl Berry 




3.06 


J. H. Fleck 




.94 


H. H. Joslyn 




.94 


Fred Ballard 




1.34 


Ralph Joslyn 




.63 


C. Hersey 




.63 


John Horr 




.63 


C. Pemberton 




1.25 


George W. Brown 




3.12 


C. M. Pierce 




4.69 


H. D. Peirce 




17.62 


W. H. Jones 




9.38 


C. W. Brown 




9.69 


Miner Powers 




6.26 


Ralph Powers 




8.13 


Clyde Powers 




3.75 


M! F. Brown 




4.38 


Marshall Bliss 




.63 



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E. Prescott 


1.56 


Richard Wendell 


1.56 


Frederick Sears 


1.56 


Thomas Varnum 


1.56 


Theodore Chase 


1.56 


Leland H. Fernald 


1.56 


Edward Burnham 


1.56 


Chester Whitman 


1.56 


Frank Wilder 


1.56 


Kenneth S. Loring 


6.46 


0. A. Wyman 


12.50 


Fred Roberts 


1.25 


E. P. Mitchell 


11.10 


C. H. Smith 


7.50 


H. B. Parker 


10.00 


Lorenzo Patterson 


2.81 


C. C. Tinkey 


14.31 


A. L. Barnes 


3.13 


H. A. Reed 


6.25 


Harold Grhumoalt 


.94 


Oscar Brown 


1.40 


W. M. Tourtellott 


3.75 


Badger Fire Ext. Co., soda cartons 10.34 


M. B. Fogg 


5.97 


C. S. Wheeler 


2.81 


F. J. Currier 


3.12 


Leroy Peirce 


6.25 


H. A. Upton 


11.06 


Frank Bowen 


5.31 


M. A. Griswold 


1.56 


A. P. Hannum 


5.00 


M. E. Chapin 


2.34 


A. L. Powers 


7.81 


A. W. Wendemuth 


4.03 



F. A. Pettingill 5.63 . 

John Hamilton 5.00 

C. C. Fuller 1.57 

H. I. Shaw 3.30 

H. A. Johnson 4.00 

C. H. Grout 1.87 

State Forester, keg soda 3.36 

Fred W. Doubleday, Fire Warden 10.25 



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RECAPITULATIONS 



Paid town officers 


$379.75 


Miscellaneous account 


4,574.79 


Highways 


2,763.44 


Highways, bridges 


207.50 


State highways 


407.60 


Snow bills 


44.30 


Forest fire 


401.16 


Soldiers' relief 


255.74 


State aid 


216.00 


Support poor 


97.07 



>,347.35 



RESOURCES 

Due en 1922 tax • $641.25 

Interest 1922 tax 8.70 

Dae from Chicopee, 1921 account 130.00 

Due from state, account of state aid 234.00 

Cash in the hands of treasurer 1,156.81 

Due from town of Greenwich, forest fire 45.53 



$2,216.29 



LIABILITIES 

W. M. Waugh, town note 
W. M. Waugh, interest 
Tax collector's salary, 1922 



$1,000.00 
8.00 
65.00 $1,073.00 



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JURY LIST FOR 1923 
Albert W. Wendemuth 
Frank J. Currier 
Leroy M. Peirce 
Charles C. Tinkey 
Clarence C. Fuller 
Harry A. Reed 



W. M. WAUGH 

E. A. THAYER 

F. W. DOUBLEDAY 

Selectmen of Prescott 



Oyerseers of Poor Account 



Paid support of poor $97.07 

Due from Chicopee, 1921 account 130.00 

W. M. WAUGH 
E. % A. THAYER 
F. W. DOUBLEDAY 

Overseers of Poor 



Report of Superintendent of Roads 



LABOR IN 1922 
Paid Ellis A. Thayer with team $532.65 

Fred W. Doubleday with team 500.63 

Charles H. Grout with team 127.13 

Harry A. Reed, with team 48.00 

Frank R. Allen with team 48.00 

Austin B. Gross with team 12.00 

Frank A. Bowen with team 6.00 

Leroy M. Pierce with tractor 162.00 

Moses B. Fogg 272.46 

Charles C. Tinkey 248.79 

William H. Jones 247.77 

Carroll H. Smith 218.27 

Willie M. Tourtelott 97.20 

Adelbert L. Powers 21.88 

John Korney 21.25 

Stephen Taylor 16.25 

Frederick Roberts 10.00 

Allen L. Leach 4.07 

Lorenzo Patterson 2.19 $2,596.54* 

MATERIAL LIST 

Paid Good Roads Machinery Co. for* 2 scraper 

edges at $7.50 $15.00 



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Carl W. Brown for sharpening tools 

and repairs on scrapers 8.90 

New England Metal Culvert Co. for 8 

Armco culverts 136.00 

Charles S. Wheeler & Co. for tools 
(picks and handles) 

Henry W. Goodman for gravel 

Lillie S. F. Brown for gravel 

Total cost 

State appropriation 

Town appropriation 

Expenditures 

r 
si 

Overdrawn $13.44 

WORK ON BRIDGES 1922 



2.60 




3.00 




1.40 


$166.90 




$2,763.44 


,950.00 




800.00 


$2,750.00 




2,763.44 



Paid Ellis A. Thayer with team 




$37.20 




Fred W. Doubled ay with team 




9.00 




Willie M. Tourtellort 




25.00 




William H. Jones 




13.75 




Charles C. Tinkev 




11.25 




Moses B. Fogg 




11.25 




Carroll H. Smith 




1.25 




George T. Waugh 




1.50 


$110.20 


MATERIAL LIST 






Ellis A. Thayer for bridge timbers 


$70.00 




Ellis A. Thayer for plank 




14.00 




Fred W. Doubleday for plank 




9.66 




Harrison Thresher (Detour) 2 


trips 


2.00 




Harrison D. Peirce for spikes 




1.64 


$97.30 


Total cost 


$207.50 


Town appropriation 






$300.00 



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Expenditures 207.50 

Balance $92.50 

ELLIS A. THAYER 

Sufi, of Roads 



Cemetery Commissioners' Report 



To the Citizens of Prescott'. 

Received town appropriation $25.00 



Gilbert and Grover fund 


1.50 




Eliza Jennison fund 


1.50 




George Webber fund 


1.00 




Cowan fund 


l.ao 




Francis B. Paige fund 


1.50 


$31.50 


Expended from funds 


$6.50 




General care of cemeteries 


14.00 




Total, expense 




20.50 





Balance $11.00 

WALTER M. WAUGH 
HOWARD I. SHAW 
FRANK R. ALLEN 

Cemetery Commissioners 



Town Clerk's Report 



BIRTHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT 1922 



Date Name 

Feb. 5 James Korney 



June 18 Clifton Mason Waugh 



Parents 
John Korney 
Annie Nychyporuk 
.George T. Waugh 
Rosa M. Currier 



Date 



DEATHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT 1922 



Name 



Mar. 13 Andrew Cadrett 

Mar. 27 Ella Geneva Wheeler 

Apr. 20 Frances Lauzinski 

June 22 Verena Gloor Clark 

Aug. 10 Sadie Frances Lawless 51 

There were no marriages recorded in 1922. 

FRANK R. ALLEN, Town Clerk 





Age 


Place 


yr. 


mo. 


dy. 




69 


8 


13 


Prescott 


72 


10 





Prescott 


29 


9 


? 


Springfield 


64 


9 


22 


Prescott 


51 


5 


27 


Prescott 



Treasurer's Report 



To the Citizens of Prescott: 

Jan. 1 Cash on hand $796.40 

Reed from Howard I. Shaw, coll. 1921 taxes 1,092.56 

State treasurer, corporation tax, 1921 1.25 

State treasurer, income tax, 1921 72.50 

State treasurer, income tax, 1919-20 - 5.00 

County treasurer, dog fund refunded 45.96 

W. M. Waugh, cement 8.50 

H. I. Shaw, rebate on coll. bond 10.00 

State treasurer, Mass. school fund 1,298.79 
State treasurer, vocational education reimbursement 6.25 

B. H. Pierce, fire extinguisher charges 3.00 

W. M. Waugh, note, No. 6 1,000.00 

Interest on deposits Nat'l bank 18.37 

Orange Savings Bank, note No. 7 1,300.00 
State treasurer, compensation of animal inspector 11,80 

State treasurer, highway account 1,950.00 

County treasurer, repairs on highway, 1921 125.00 

H. I. Shaw, coll. 1922 taxes 4,921.20 

State treasurer, superintendent's salary 341.16 

State treasurer, tuition of children 1,007.65 

F. A. Griswold, sealer of weights & measures 1.71 



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State treasurer, corporation tax, public service 11.54 

State treasurer, corporation tax, 80 per cent. .69 

State treasurer, corporation tax, business 1.89 

State treasurer, income tax, general purpose 90.00 

State treasurer, income tax, general school fund 522.20 

State treasurer, national bank tax 11.01 

State treasurer, high school transportation 59.60 

State treasurer, state aid 246.00 

State treasurer, acct. highways, small town act 200.00 

E. R. Whitaker, rent on town farm 10.00 

E. A. Thayer, auctioneer's license 2.00 

Cemetery funds 6.50 



Total receipts 


$15,178.53 


Paid selectmen's orders 


$9,347.35 . 


School orders 


4,658.51 


Cemetery com. orders 


6.50 


Sealer's supplies 


4.05 


Dog tags and postage 


4.31 


Birth and death returns 


1.00 


Total expense 


, a n°1 7° 


X *T,\J& 1 . / _ 



Cash on hand to balance $1,156.81 

FRANK R. ALLEN, Treasurer 



Auditor's Report 



I have examined the books of the several town officers and find 
them correct. 

HARRISON D. PEIRCE, Auditor 



Annual Report 

OF THE 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

OF 

PRESCOTT, MASS. 

For the Fiscal Year Ending Dec. 31, 1922 

ORGANIZATION 

School Committee 

MYRON E. CHAPIN, Sec. Term expires 1923 

ELLIS A. THAYER Tel. 12-3 " " 1924 

FRED W. DOUBLED AY, Ch. Tel. 19-4 " " 1925 

Superintendent 
ARTHUR W. SMITH, No. Dana Tel. 23-23 

School Physician 
J. C. FEINDEL, M. D., North Dana Tel. 21-12 

School Nurse 
MISS JEAN MacDONALD, Northampton, Mass. 

Attendance Officers 

M. E. CHAPIN 
H. I. SHAW 



Report of School Committee 



FINANCIAL 


STATEMENT 


RECEIPTS 


Balance from last year 


$225.49 


Town appropriation 


5,000.00 


Appropriation for repairs 


100.00 


Dog fund 


45.96 $5,371.45 


EXPENDITURES 


Superintendent's salary 


$451.98 


• 

School committee pay 


44.00 


Supervisor of music 


" 124.00 


Teachers' salaries 


2,700.00 


School nurse 


15.00 


School physician 


25.00 


High school tuition 


62.50 


High school transportation 


49.20 


Elementary transportation 


612.50 


Superintendent's mileage 


69.19 


Text books 


156.65 


Supplies 


85.75 


Fuel 


116.50 


Repairs 


25.68 



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Care of houses 61.69 

Miscellaneous , 58.87 $4,658.51 



Balance in the hands of the treasurer $712.94 

BILLS RECEIVED SINCE DEC. 31ST 

Town of New Salem : 

Tuition, Eunice V. Mitchell, y 2 yr. $50.00 
City of Chicopee : 

Tuition, Henrietta Marie Chamberlain, Yz 

yr. 50.00 

Transportation, Miss Mitchell, 72 dys. 28.80 
Transportation, Miss Chamberlain, 72 dys. 28.80 

Total liabilities $157.60 

ITEMIZED EXPENSES 

SUPERVISION 

Arthur W. Smith : 

Salary 451.98 

Mileage 69.19 

Office rent 6.25 

Other expense, telephone, postage, etc. 14.34 

Ellis A. Thayer, school committee 5.00 
Myron E. Chapin : 

School committee and taking census 12.50 
Fred W. Doubled ay: 

School committee 26.50 

Postage, telephone, justice fees 3.75 

Clara W. Whitaker, music supervisor 124.00 

Fanny G. Thayer, salary , 950.00 

Marion E. Kelley, salary 950.00 

Dora C. Foley, salary 800.00 $3,413.51 



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PROMOTION OF HEALTH 
J. C. Feindel, M. D. inspections 25.00 

Hampshire Co. Pub. Health Ass'n, 2 visits, 

\y 2 dys. 15.00 $40.00 

HIGH SCHOOL TUITION 

Instruction in Agri., Milton Patterson 12.50 

Eunice V. Mitchell, y 2 yr. 50.00 $62.50 

HIGH SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION 

Moses B. Fogg, due on 1921 3.20 

E. P. Mitchell 46.00 $49.20 

ELEMENTARY TRANSPORTATION 

Lorenzo Patterson $259.50 

Fred Roberts 344.00 
W. M. Tourtellott 
L. S. Barnes 

FUEL 
Geo. Snowdell, kindlings and cleaning up trees 
Bert F>owner, sawing and housing 
Milton Patterson, housing wood 
Arthur Adams, housing wood 
Lyman Allen, housing wood 
H. D. Peirce, sawing wood 
Fred W. Doubledav, 11 cords wood 

Drawing machine, helping saw 8.00 $116.50 

REPAIRS 

Geo. Snowdell, screws and putting in ink wells .50 
Fred W. Doubledav, paid A. L. Powers, pipe 

and labor 1.25 

Chas. S. Wheeler & Co., rope, elbow, snow 

shovel 2.96 

Mrs. Tinkey, papering rooms 5.00 

Guy Johnson, helping on flag pole .50 

M. E. Chapin, labor and cleaning No. 3 and 



6.00 


3.00 


1.25 


2.00 


3.75 


3.00 


2.50 


8.00 


88.00 


8.00 



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No. 4 toilets 
F. A. Griswoid, Pulp plaster and 5 hrs. labor 

CARE OF HOUSES 

Mildred Tinkey, cleaning room 
Mildred Tinkey, janitor service 
Hattie Patterson, janitor service 
Hattie Patterson, cleaning room 
Mrs. Andrew Johnson, cleaning room 
Edward Madison, janitor 
Geo. Snowdell, janitor 
Victoria Smczek, janitor 
F. P. Hall, supplies 
C. C. Fuller, supplies 



TEXT BOOKS 



American Book Co. 
Macmillan Co. 
A. W. Smith 
E. E. Babb & Co. 
Ginn & Co. 
John Winston & Co. 
World Book & Co. 
Rand, McNally Co. 
Benj: H. Sanborn & Co. 

D. C Heath & Co. 

J. L. Hammett Co. 
A. W. Smith 

E. E. Babb & Co. 



SUPPLIES 



12.62 

3.60 

$5.00 
15.00 
15.00 
5.00 
4.00 
2.00 
6.86 
3.14 
1.30 
4.39 

$18.05 
60.72 

1.15 
29.81 
19.80 

3.79 
11.38 

5.18 
.89 

5.88 

$63.84 

2.61 

19.30 



$26.43 



$61.69 



$156.65 



$85.75 



MISCELLANEOUS 

L. H. Blackmer, printing reports 24.80 

Geneva S. Ballard, engrossing diplomas 1.00 

Walter H. Glazier, conference expenses 1.54 

Athol Transcript, sundries .94 

Andrews Paper Co., sanitary towels 5.50 
For the Committee, 

FRED W. DOUBLEDAY, Chairman 



$33.78 



School Calendar 



1923 

January 8 — March 16 

Vacation two weeks 
April 2 — June 22 

Summer vacation 
September 3, Labor Day 
September 4, Union Teachers' meeting 
September 5 — December 21 

Vacation two weeks 



1924 



January 7 — March 14 



March 31— June 20 



Vacation two weeks 



Summer vacation 1924 



10 weeks 
12 weeks 



16 weeks 

10 weeks 
12 weeks 



HOLIDAYS 

New Year's, Washington's Birthday, Patriots' Day, Memorial 
Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, 
Christmas. 

Schools will not be in session on holidays. A holiday occur- 
ring on Sunday will be observed by closing schools on the next 
Monday. The schools will remain closed from the noon just be- 
fore Thanksgiving until the next Monday. 



Report of Superintendent 



To the School Committee of Prescott: 

. . In making this, my fifth annual report, there is little to be 
added to the statistics which follow. 

Regarding buildings, I again ask your attention to the desira- 
bleness of doing away with the dark walls, ceilings, and opaque 
green curtains. The eyes of our children should not be over^ 
taxed lest permanent eye trouble develop. Eye strain allowed; 
to continue becomes serious. We also owe our children a light, 
cheerful environment in which to spend five to six hours a day for 
more than half the year, including the short, dark days of wins 
ter. 

For cleanliness and health, the grounds should be filled in a- 
bout the entrances. 

The effect of such a change may be seen at the Greenwicri 
Plains school building. 

The person who will bring forward a practical plan for hous- 
ing all the school children in a two-room building not too difficult 
of access from all parts of the town, will be doing a praiseworthy 
act. Such a building would afford opportunity for fewer grades 
to a teacher as well as fewer teachers. The good work of the 
teachers would be more manifest. The classes, through increased 
size and association of individuals interested in the same les- 
sons, would become more enthusiastic. The recreation periods 



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would show a better range of games, each participated in by a 
goodly number of pupils. 

We were fortunate in having no change of teachers during the 
year. 

We should have a supervisor of drawing next year. The 
teachers are doing very commendable work in that line, but they 
need the help of a supervisor who can unify and systematize the 
work of the town. Drawing is a required subject; music is not. 
We have a supervisor of music, why not of drawing? 

Miss Jean I. MacDonald, the new factor in our educational 
system, began her service as school nurse the last part of Octo^ 
ber. A report from her is included. ■ 

Through the help of our supervisor, simple construction work 
and folk dancing are becoming more in evidence. The former 
trains in observation, accuracy, and control of the arm and finger 
muscles; the latter is a form of physical exercise both health-i 
ful and pleasing. 

The following reports and information are respectfully sub- 
mitted for your consideration. 

ARTHUR W. SMITH, 

Suft. of Schools 



School Physician's Report 



To the School Committee of Prescott'. 

I herewith beg to give my report on the schools of Prescott for 
the year just closed. On October 25th last, accompanied by 
Miss MacDonald, school nurse, I made the required medical ex- 
aminations of the school children at the several schools. 

Outside of the card notifications to parents of the physical de- 
fects we found, there is nothing special to report. I was quite 
pleased with the health as well as the general conditions of tha 
several schools. 

Sincerely, 

J. C. FEINDEL, M. D., 

School Physician 



Report of School Nurse 



To the Town of Prescott : 

The following report covers only from October to January. In 
October all the children were examined by Dr. Feindel. Tjhef 
following is a report of the findings : 

No. children examined 48 

No. children under weight 8 

No. cases of enlarged tonsils 6 

No. cases of Carious teeth 7 

No. cases of adenoids 1 

No. cases of spinal curvature 1 

When I had the opportunity of organizing and developing 
School Hygiene and School Nursing in twelve rural towns, I felt 
there was enough material and proof in forty-six schools to con- 
vince me of many problems and conditions that have previously 
come up in other school positions I have held. There is almost 
always a question with all nursing supervisors, "Would school 
nursing be better developed and best results obtained by one per- 
son responsible for iust the school work, or can just as good re- 
sults be accomplished by a Community Nurse dividing her time 
between bedside care and welfare work?" This question may 
be answered by a yes and no. I am of the firm belief that the 
most effective educational work is accomplished bv the worked 
whose field of supervision covers one subject and for which shej 



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has been specially trained. It seems to me that the Community; 
Nurse's work is distinctly separate and she can best be used for 
the emergency calls and bedside care or social welfare work. 
Then the question of transportation comes up. This is serious, 
because it handicaps the work, but rural school work is still in 
the experimental stage and there is no reason why transportation 
cannot be made just as efficient as any other part of the work, es- 
pecially in the towns that have consolidated the schools. 

The physical defects that were found by the doctors in the ex- 
aminations have been about the same as are always found in 
school examinations and the question of interesting parents in the 
corrections of defects which handicap a child is met with the same* 
lack o.f interest here as elsewhere. Doctors, teachers and nurses 
are always reporting that notices are sent to parents notifying 
them of the child's physical defect, such as tonsils and adenoids, 
year after, year with no results. I have the deepest feeling for 
any child and parent having to go through all this, living as 
many of them do, manv miles from a hospital, perhaps the only 
transportation to and from is a team. Correcting physical de- 
fects is like anv other form of educational work, and no person 
should attempt it until she can find the most considerate and con- 
venient plan in which parents can co-operate, and in the rural 
towns some better plan has to be thought of where the child can 
be properly cared for in the town in which they live. Not many 
that I have talked with agree with me on this, but I consider it) 
one of our greatest future needs. 

It has been a pleasure to work with the teachers, and whatevejr 
successes have been made or results accomplished has not only 
been due to the interest I have tried to give but largely to the in- 
terest of the teachers and Superintendent and their co-operation! 
with me in the health program. 

In going over my program with the Superintendent, not only 
have my wishes received every consideration, but I have been 
greatly helped by various suggestions, 



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In school nursing, as in all other Public Health work, there 
should be the closest and keenest kind of co-operation, and I 
know of no better way of expressing it than the following quota- 
tion. "To raise the standards of home life ; to give young peo- 
ple opportunities to learn to care for children, so that when they 
assume the duties of parenthood they may have some conception!; 
of the methods that will best develop the physical, intellectual 
and spiritual nature of the child; to bring into closer relations* 
the home and the school, so that parents may co-operate intelli- 
gently in the education of the child ; to surround the childhood of 
the world with that wise, loving care in the impressionable years 
of life that will develop good citizens; to use* systematic and 
earnest efforts to this end through the formation of parent- 
teacher and welfare associations in every public school and com- 
munity; through the distribution of health literature, which will 
be of practical use to parents in the problems of home life ; to se- 
cure more adequate laws for the care of blameless and dependent 
children, and to carry the mother love and mother thought into all 
that concerns childhood." 

Respectfully submitted. 

JEAN I. MACDONALD, R. N. 



Keport of Supervisor of Music 



Suft. Arthur W . Smith, 
North Dana, Mass. 

Dear Sir: 

I herewith submit my second report of the music in the Pres- 
cott schools. 

The work of the school year 1922-3 started smoothly and is 
continuing with considerable success. This is due probably to 
the continuation of the same methods and teaching force. The 
children have been taught rote songs, unison songs, and the sing- 
ing of songs at sight. The adolescent boys' voices have received 
special attention. They have been taught to read in the bass 
clef Four-part song has been studied in two of our schools. 

This year we are emphasizing Rythm through marching, folk- 
dances and singing games. No work has been done in musia 
appreciation as it is almost impossible where victrolas or musical 
instruments are not provided in the schools. 

I wish at this time to thank the teachers for their hearty coop* 
eration and the superintendent for his faithful ^support. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CLARA W. WHITAKER, 

Supervisor of Music 









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ENROLLMENT 1921-1922 



5 to 7 



7 to 14 14 to 16 



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ATTENDANCE, MEMBERSHIP, 1921-1922 



Aggregate days of attendance 
Average daily attendance 
Total membership 
Average membership 
Number of day sessions 



No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 Totals 
1941 3389 2354 7684 



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CENSUS, APRIL i, 1922 

Male Female Total 

Five years old and under 7 8 5 13 

Seven years old and under 14 19 14 33 

Fourteen years old and under 16 4 15 

Illiterate minors 16 to 21 

Totals 31 20 51 

SIGHT, HEARING TESTS, OCTOBER 1922 

Number of pupils enrolled 51 

Number defective in eyesight 7 

Number defective in hearing 

Number of parents or guardians notified 2 

GRAMMAR SCHOOL GRADUATES, JUNE, 1922 
Ruth Naomi Wendemuth Number Three 

Lyman Allen Number Two 



Library Trustees' Report 



The trustees of the Free Public Library present the following 
report : 

Forty-six titles have been added to the catalogue this year, in-* 
eluding gifts from the Free Public Library and the late Marion 
J. Ellis estate, State Flouse and the public documents. The 
Travelling Library, loaned from The Woman's Education As- 
sociation has been very helpful and greatly appreciated. 

Fom magazines, St. Nicholas, Popular Mechanics, World's 
Work, The National Geographic Magazine and the "Dumb Ani- 
mals" are available to anyone at the Main Library room. 

1603 books have been loaned during the year, 313 from tihej 
Main Library, 440 'from the North Prescott branch and 850 
from the Hill branch. 

Miss Elsie M. Thresher has charge of the Main Library, Mrs. 
Fanny G. Thayer of the North Prescott branch and Mrs. Eva L. 
Newbury of the Hill branch. 

It is very pleasing to the trustees to note the increased interest 
of the young people the past year in the matter of reading good) 
books. We desire to express our thanks to all friends of the li- 
brary who have aided us in any way. 

The trustee whose term will expire is Edwin P. Mitchell. 



35 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

RECEIPTS 

Balance from last year 

Town appropriation 

Gift from Marion J. Ellis' will 

EXPENDITURES 

Elsie M. Thresher, librarian 
Freight on Travelling Library 
Ink and postage 
E. P. Mitchell, for cartage 
Boards for shelves at Hill Library 



Balance on hand $42.67 

FANNY GOULD THAYER 
ELSIE M. THRESHER 
EDWIN P. MITCHELL 

Trustees 



$13.21 




30.00 




18.18 


$61.39 


$12.00 




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1.95 


$18.72 



Town Warrant 



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
Hampshire, ss. 

To either of 'the Constables of the Town of Prescott in th^ 
County of Hampshire, Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are 
hereby directed to notify and, warn the inhabitants of said Town, 
qualified to vote in elections and in Town affairs, to meet at the} 
Town Hall in said Prescott on Monday, the fifth day of Febru- 
ary next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to act oW 
the following articles :- 

Art. 1. To choose a moderator to preside at said meeting 1 . 

Art. 2. To receive the reports of the town officers, and act 
thereon. 

Art. 3. To choose all necessary town officers for the year en- 
suing town clerk, town treasurer, three selectmen for the term of 
one year ; one assessor for the term of three years ; one school com 
mittee for the term of three years, one auditor for term of onei 
year, tree warden for term of one year, collector of taxes for term 
of one year, two or more constables for term of one year, on^ 
trustee of Wright fund for term of three years. 

Art. 4. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary toi 
defray town charges the ensuing year, and make appropriation 
for the same. 



37 



Art. 5. To see if the town will vote to authorize the treasurer,, 
with the approval of the selectmen, to borrow money from time to 
time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year begin- 
ning January 1st, 1923, and to issue a note or notes therefor, pay- 
able within one year, any debt or debts incurred under this vote 
to be paid from the revenue of the said financial year. 

Art. 6. To see what disposition the town will make of the 
money arising from the' dog fund, or act thereon. 

Art. 7. To vote Yes or "No : Shall licenses be granted for the 
sale of bevereges containing not less than one-half of one per 
cent, or more than two and three-quarters per cent, of alcohol, in 
this tcwn. 

Art. 8. To determine the manner of collecting taxes for the 
ensuing year, or act thereon. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will vote to build a section of road 
on the Allen road, under the small town act, beginning at the) 
junction of the Allen road with the 1909 contract and appro- 
priate a sum of money for the same, or act thereon. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will vote to appropriate fifty, dol- 
lars for the support of the Hampshire Trustees for County Aid 
to Agriculture, and elect a director of that organization, as per 
Chapter 275 of the Acts of 1918. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant, by posting up at- 
tested copies thereof at the Town Hall and one at the Prescotti 
Post Office and one at North Prescott Post Office in said town, 
seven days at least before the time of holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this warrant, witn 
your doings thereon, to the town clerk, at the time and place of 
meeting, as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this twelfth day of January in the year 
of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty -three. 
WALTER M. WAUGH 
ELLIS A. THAYER 
FRED W. DOUBLEDAY 

Selectmen of Prescott 






The 
Valuation and Taxes 



AND 



Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town of Prescott 



/U1<XA, 



FOR THE YEAR 



% 1923 



Belchertown, Mass. 

Press of L,ewis H. Bi^ackmer 

1924 



3U$g, ROSTOV 
WNOFHCIAJL 



rvass 
Cities 



VALUATION AND TAXES 

OF THE 

TOWN OF PRESCOTT 

April 1, 1923 

Polls NAME AND VALUATION TaX 



Abbott, Milo (heirs or devisees) 

house 600, barn 75, shed 25, home place 65a 650 25.92 

1 Abbott, Harry W. 

horse 35, 2 cows 80, yearling 40, 37 fowls 31, other 

ratable estate 10 8.77 

1 Allen, Frank R. 

5 horses 500, 21 cows 1260, 2 two year olds 70, 6 
yearlings 250, 50 fowls 47, other ratable estate 
200, house 500, 2 barns 1000, wind mill 50, corn 
barn 25, garage 25, home place 175a 2600 144.91 

1 Amsden, Charles H. 

horse 100, other ratable estate 125, house 100, barn 

25, home place 4a 75 13.16 

1 Adams, Loren M. 

2 horses 100, 7 cows 350, two year old 30, 3 year- 
lings 60, swine 30, 30 fowls 23 16.39 
Adams, Loren M. and Hattie T. 

house 400, barn 150, shed 25, home place 95a 475 20.16 
Armstrong, Jeremiah (exempt clause 23) 
Allen, Frank R. and Waugh, Walter M. 

Berry lot 40a 1500 28.80 

1 Barnes, Allie L. 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION TaX 

35 fowls 29, other ratable estate 50 6.52 

Barnes, Laura S. 
other ratable estate 700 13.44 

Berry, Charles W. 
2 horses 250, 7 cows 875, 2 two year olds 200, year- 
ling 75, 185 fowls 216, other ratable estate 400, 
house 500, 2 barns 500, shed 25, garage 25, home 
place 102a 1000 83.07 

Berry, Annie L. ; 

house 300, barn 200, shed 25, cider mill 25, home 
place 50a 500, Egypt lot 2a 25 20.64 

1 Blake, George G. 

house 400, home place 50a 500, Vaughan land 20a 

600 33.80 

Brown, L. Flora 

2 horses 100, 3 cows 180, 123 fowls 139, other ra- 
table estate 10, house 400, barn 150, hen house 50, 
Powers barn 100, home place 52a 500, Powers 
place 170a 1400, Stone lot 18a 125, Little lot 50a 
250, Gibbs lot 3a 15, Gray lot 30a 800 81.01 

1 Brown, Marshal F. 5.00 

1 Brown, Arthur L. 

horse 50, 2 cows 60, other ratable estate 15 7.40 

Brown, Lillie S. F. 

house 300, barn 175, home place 70a 525 19.20 

1 Brown, Carl W. 5.00 

1 Brown, George W. 5.00 

Boutin, Lucy P. (heirs or devisees) 
house 500, barn 150, hen house 25, shop 50, home 
place 20a 275 19.20 

1 Barker, Sherwood 5.00 

Barker, Albina C. 

house 500, barn 150, home place 3a 100 14.40 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

1 Blinn, Homer R. 

horse 50, 21 fowls 11, house 100, home place 10a 

100 10.01 

1 Bowen, Frank A. 

2 horses 250, other ratable estate 40 10.57 
Cadrett, Andrew (heirs or devisees) 

house 250, barn 50, small house 100, home place 
14a 100 9.60 

1 Chamberlain, Fred D. 

3 horses 250, 10 cows 600, two year old 35, 5 year- 
lings 150, 3 swine 60, 75 fowls 79, other ratable es- 
tate 500, Hunter land 7a 50, Fuller land 4a 25 38.58 

Chamberlain, Rosa M. 

house 1000, barn 300, small barn 100, shed 25, 

home place 78a 1175 49.92 

Clark, Minnie and Coit, M attic 

Webber lot 6a 50, Clark lot 15a 100 2.88 

1 Clark, Walter A. 

horse 50, other ratable estate 10, house 600, barn 
100, horse barn 100, 2 sheds 100, home place 43a 
400 , 31.11 

1 Currier, Frank J. 

horse 35, 2 oxen 150, 2 cows 120, 25 fowls 16, other 
ratable estate 10, shop 75, land 4000 ft. 25, Has- 
kins & Johnson lot la 25, Johnson lot 18a 90, Has- 
kins lot 20a 200, C. G. Haskins lot 17a 70, Baker 
& Darby lot 3a 75 22.11 

First Congregational Church of Prescott, Inc. 

house 650, barn 250, home place 10a 300 23.04 

Clark, Jay, Jr., Helen M. 

house 300, barn 100, home place 5a 100 9.60 

Chapin, Myron E. 

horse 30, 97 fowls 106, other ratable estate 10 7.81 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

1 Corey, Martin J. 5.00 

Corey, Martin J. and Addie M. 

2 horses 200, 3 cows 780, 4 yearlings 75, 29 fowls 
21, other ratable estate 25, house 500, barn 350, 
Holden house 150, Holden barn 50, barn 50, home 
place 104a 1550, Holden place 4a 50, E. T. Wheel- 
er land 100a 900 90.26 

1 Chamberlain, William F. 

other ratable estate 100, house and store 700, land 

5000 ft. 10 20.55 

1 Doubleday, Fred W. . 

2 horses 350, 2 oxen 100, 8 cows 450, yearling 15, 
60 fowls 60, other ratable estate 10, house 100, 
barn 300, hen house 25, home place 83a 1175, Ab- 
bott lot No. 1, 6a 150, Abbott lot No. 2, 2^ a 50 58.47 
Davis, Isaac P. and Ethel J. (Exempt CI. 23) 

18 fowls 8, other ratable estate 225, house 450, 
barn 150, hen house 50, home place 10a 300, pas- 
ture lot 9a 50 
Davis, Isaac (Exempt CI. 23) 

1 Fogg, Moses B. 5.00 

Fogg, Josephine A. 

horse 50, other ratable estate 10 1.15 

1 Fuller, Clarence C. 

stock in trade 500, horse 150, cow 50, yearling 30, 
20 fowls 10, other ratable estate 35, house and store 
500, land J / 2 ?i 25, Johnson lot %a 25 30.44 

1 Griswold, M. Algie 

horse 40, cow 50, yearling 25, 65 fowls 66 8.48 

Griswold, Olive J. 

house 150, barn 125, home place 67a 525 15.36 

1 Griswold, Frank A. 

house 300, barn 150, wagon house 25, home place 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

40a 525 24.20 

Griswold, Lucy A. 

2 horses 75, 3 cows 180, 2 yearlings 90, 50 fowls 

47, other ratable estate 100 9.45 

1 Gross, Arthur H. 

horse 35, 2 cows 110, 36 fowls 30, other ratable es- 
tate 5, house 300, barn 100, home place 40a 500 25.74 

1 Gross, Austin B. 

3 horses 400, 5 cows 250, 3 yearlings 100, 2 swine 
30, 75 fowls 79, other ratable estate 40, house 300, 

barn 250, 2 sheds 50, home place 110a 1300 58.74 

1 Grout, Charles H. 

2 horses 250, 9 cows 540, yearling 25, 32 fowls 25, 
other ratable estate 200, house 600, barn 250, shed 

25, garage 50, home place 75a 1000 61.93 

Golden Rule Grange No. 52 

Grange hall and store 350, barn 100, land la 50 9.60 

Haskins, Hannah (Exempt CI. 17) 

house 200, barn 200, home place 7a 100 
1 Hannum, Austin P. 

4 horses 400, 1 1 cows 660, 2 two year olds 80, year- 
ling 35, 30 fowls 23, other ratable estate 50 28.96 

Hannum, A. P. and C. E. 

Berry land 6a 200, Aiken pasture 50a 300, Newell 

land 30a 300 15.36 

Hannum, Park (heirs or devisees) 

house 250, barn 350, carriage house 50, corn barn 
50, home place 60a 1500 42.24 

1 Hannum, Charles E. 5.00 

Hastings, Elizabeth F. 

horse 75, 5 cows 280, two year old 40, yearling 25, 

3 swine 30, other ratable estate 300, house 500, 2 

barns 400, shed 25, home place 102a 1200 55.20 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

1 Hastings, William H. 5.00 

1 Haskins, Walter L. 

stock in trade 200, 3 cows 100, 25 fowls 16, other 
ratable estate 250 15.87 

Haskins, Walter L. and Flora J. 

house 500, barn 150, shed 25, garage 25, home 

place 90a 1300 38.40 

1 Haskins, Arthur M. 

2 horses 200, other ratable estate 150 11.72 
1 Haskins, Albert M. 

3 horses 150, other ratable estate 25 8.36 
1 Hamilton, John L. 5.00 
1 Hortie, Harry J. 

2 horses 100, 3 cows 150, 2 yearlings 50, 75 fowls 
79, other ratable estate 10 12.47 

Hortie, Harry and Minnie O. 

house 250, barn 150, shed 50, corn barn 50, home 
place 57a 700 23.04 

Johnson, Charles H. 

2 horses 100, cow 50, house 600, barn 300, home 

place 50a 1100, Brigham lot 25a 300 47.04 

1 Johnson, Lyman S. 

2 horses 100, 9 cows 540, 28 fowls 20, house 350, 
barn 150, garage 25, home place 79a 1475, Abbott 
lot 74a 370 63.17 

1 Johnson, Henry A. 

all other ratable estate 300, Bartlett lot 25a 125, 
Allen lot 8^a 45, Macumber lot 10a 50, West Box 
Co. lot 8a 40 15.75 

1 Johnson, Andrew 

Z cows 140, 2 yearlings 30, 18 fowls 10, house 200, 
barn 100, Potter house 50, home place 77a 1000, 
Potter land *4a 5, land old place 17a 100, Paige 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

pasture 5a 50, Ansel Johnson place 123a 615 49.16 

1 Johnson, Guy A. 5.00 

1 Jones, William H. 

cow 60, other ratable estate 75 7.59 

1 Kelley, Eugene G. 

2 horses 150, 11 cows 385, 2 two year olds 75, year- 
ling 35, other ratable estate 100, house 700, barn 
450, shed 50, store house 50, carriage house 100, 
home place 102a 1500, out lot 7a 50 74.98 

1 Kelley, Ambrose L. 5.00 

1 Korney, John 

horse 40, 2 cows 100, yearling 20, 37 fowls 31 8.67 

Korney, John and Annie 

house 350, 2 barns 200, homei place 16a 300, Berry 

lot 15a 100, W. A. Pierce lot 20a 350 24.96 

1 Lawless, Lucius S. 

horse 25, 2 cows 65, yearling 30, Bishop lot 44a 
250 12.10 

Lawless, Mrs. David B. (heirs or devisees) 

house 250, barn 75, garage 25, home, place 47a 600 18.24 

1 Lawless, John H. 

other ratable estate 300 10.76 

1 Mitchell, Edwin P. 

horse 175, cow 50, 347 fowls 419, other ratable es- 
tate 75, house 600, barn 100, old house 100, 2 hen 
houses 250, home place 27a 450, Abbott land 8a 
120, Egypt lot 10a 55, Pine Hill lot 45a 225 55.29 

1 MacDonald, William S. 

cow 50, 96 fowls 105 7.98 

MacDonald, Emma L. 

hen house 25, shop 25, house 300, barn 100, cider 

mill 25, home place 20a 300 14.88 

1 Newburg, Robert A. 



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Polls NAME AND VALUATION TaX 

2 cows 100, yearling 20, 12 fowls 10 7.32 

Newburg, Robert A. and Eva 

house 450, barn 100, shed 25, home place la 50, 
Hodgkins lot 10a 200 15.84 

1 O'Brien, Charles Edward 5.00 

Paige, John C. 
house 275, barn 150, home place 104a 1500 36.96 

Pierce, Daniel F. (heirs or devisees) 

house 100, Freeman house 25, Chapin house 100, 
Chapin barn 25, home place 80a 1900, Freeman 
land 4a 25, Chapin land la 25 42.24 

1 Pierce Carl M. 

horse 25, cow 60, house 300, barn 100, home place 
30a 600 25.83 

1 Pettingill, Frank A. 

other ratable estate. 100 6.92 

Pettingill, Flora B. 

horse 50, cow 35, other ratable estate 25, house 350, 
barn 500, hen house 25, corn barn 25, new shed 50, 
garage 25, home place 80a 950 39.07 

Pierce, Ellis F. 

house 300, barn 150, shed 25, home place 74a 900 26.40 

Prescott, Elizabeth 

yearling 35, 100 fowls 110, other ratable estate 
250, house 300, barn 50, hen house 50, home place 
57a 300 21.02 

1 Prescott, Ross E. 5.00 

Pierce, Waldo H. (heirs or devisees) 

house 500, barn 150, gas tank and pump 175, gar- 
age 50, Gilbert house 400, hen house 25, garage 
25, home place ^a 25, Gilbert place la 25, Pierce 
lot 28a 150, Berry lot 12a 125, Titus lot 5a 50, 
Haskins lot 2a 25 33.12 



ii 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

1 Pierce, Harrison D. 

stock in trade 650, horse 75, 2 cows 100, yearling 
25, 24 fowls, other ratable estate 175 24.97 

1 Patterson, Lorenzo 

2 horses 100, 3 cows 150, two year old 50, 110 
fowls 123, other ratable estate 5, house 350, barn 

150, hen house 50, home place 25a 450 32.42 

1 Powers, Adelbert 

Whitaker lot 30a 150 7.88 

Powers, Edna J. (Exempt CI. 17) 

cow 50, house 300, barn 100, shed 25, home place 

25a 300 
1 Powers, Minor E. 

3 horses 350, 2 cows 100, yearling 40, 180 fowls 
210, other ratable estate 1050, house 350, barn 150, 
5 hen houses 400, grain house 175, garage 25, shed 

25, home place 58a 875 77.00 

1 Pierce, Leslie M. 

2 horses 80, 4 cows 140, two year old 30, yearling 
30, house 200, barn 100, shed 25, hen house 25, 

home place 50a 350 23.82 

Pierce, Bertha C. 

273 fowls 326, other ratable estate 50 7.22 

1 Pierce, Leroy M. 

other ratable estate 400 12.68 

Powers, Charles L. (Exempt CI. 18) 
1 Reed, Harry A. 

3 horses 350, 11 cows 650, 3 two year olds 140, 6 
yearlings 90, 6 swine 100, 130 fowls 148, other ra- 
table estate 105, house 700, barn 400, shed 25, 2 

hen houses 50, corn barn 25, home place 115a 1800 93.00 
Ryder, Frank L. and Adeline M. 

horse 50, 2 cows 75, 90 fowls 97, other ratable es- 



28,55 


5.00 


5.00 


14.98 


6.27 



12 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION TaX 

tate 15, house 500, barn 150, home place 60a 600 
1 Ryder, Frank L. 
1 Roberts, Frederick 

Roberts, Frederick and Agnes 

horse 35, cow 50, 80 fowls 85, other ratable estate 
10, house 200, barn 100, home place 50a 300 
1 Stacy, John N. 

horse 50, 25 fowls 16 
Shaw, Lillie M. 

horse 40, 20 fowls 10, other ratable estate 10, 2 
houses 400, barn 100, horse barn 100, home place 
60a 600 24.19 

Shaw, Abbie A. 

Aldrich place 25a 400 7.68 

Stone, Lucy (heirs or devisees) 

house 200, barn 100, home place 50a 400 13.44 

Smith, Ruth V. and Latham, Agnes V. 

house 700, barn 125, hen house 75, house 100, barn 
50, shop 25, Vaughan place 106a 1800, Checker- 
berry farm 9a 100 57.12 
Smith, Lucy J. 
house 500, barn 100, hen house 25, home place 8a 
175 15.36 
1 Smith, Caleb E. 

25 fowls 16 5.31 

1 Shaw, Howard I. 

horse 25, 2 cows 120, other ratable estate 400, 
house 300, barn 100, home place 50a 500, Henry 
lot 25a 125, Aldrich land J4a 25 35.62 

Snow, George and Bessie E. 

house 500, barn 100, home place 52a 800 26.88 

1 Sedker, Tony 5.00 

1 Smaczek, Nicholas 



13 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



2 horses 200, 3 cows 100, two year old 30, 16 fowls 

5 11.43 

Smaczek, Nicholas and Julia 
house 800, barn 450, shed 50, home place 120a 
1700 57.60 

1 Thayer, Ellis A. 

3 horses 300, 2 cows 80, 35 fowls 29, other ratable 
estate 225, house 400, barn 250, garage 25, hen 

house 25, home place 89a 900 70.94 

1 Thresher, Fred M. 

horse 40, 2 cows 100, 119 fowls 104, house 400, 
barn 100, 2 hen houses 50, home place 16a 200, old 
place 43a 400, Abbott lot 30a 150, Tourtellott lot 
20a 100 36.57 

Thresher, Elsie 

75 fowls 79 1.52 

1 Towne, Frank E. 5.00 

1 Tinkey, Charles C. 

57 fowls 56, other ratable estate 350 12.80 

1 Taylor, Matthew H. 

other ratable estate 50 5.96 

1 Taylor, Stephen 

house 325, barn 100, hen house 25, home place 12a 
150 . 16.52 

Upton, George H. (Exempt CI. 23) 

cow 50, house 150, barn 50, home place 2a 50, 
Haskins lot 8a 75 

1 Upton, Leighton A. 

cow 50, 45 fowls 41, house 300, shed! 50, garage 

25, home place la 25 14.43 

1 Upton, Harry A. 

3 cows 180, two year old 40, yearling 30, 54 fowls 

52, other ratable estate 100 12.72 



14 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

Upton, Harry A. and Lula P. 

house 350, barn 150, home place 69a 700, pasture 

lot 10a 100 . 24.96 

1 Vaughan, Walter S. 

house 250, barn 100, home place 8a 100 13.64 

1 Waugh, Walter M. 

3 horses 300, 22 cows 1320, 4 two year olds 160, 6 
yearlings 150, 2 swine 35, 160 fowls 185, other ra- 
table estate 200, house 600, barn 450, silo 100, 
garage 25, Smith house 150, Smith barn 100, 
Smith shed 25, home place 64a 900, Smith place 
88a 900, Cogswell lot 60a 400, Fisher place 54a 
800, Haskins pasture 30a 300 141.32 

1 Waugh, George T. 

100 fowls 110, other ratable estate 400 14.79 

1 Woodworth, Thomas 

2 horses 250, 13 cows 780, 2 yearlings 70, 19 

fowls 9, other ratable estate 190 29.94 

Woodworth, Elizabeth E. 

house 500. barn 400, silo 100, hen house 25, home 

place 105a 1575 49.92 

Wendemuth, Mabel L. 

3 horses 350, 4 oxen 325. 11 cows 660, 4 two year 
olds 150, 3 yearlings 75, 5 swine 80, 65 fowls 66, 
house 450, barn 250, horse barn 100, house 100, 
barn 100, home place 75a 1000, lower place 73a 

500 80.76 

1 Wendemuth, Albert W. 5.00 

1 Wendemuth, Herman R. 5.00 

1 Wendemuth, Frederick M. 5.00 

1 Woodworth, Harold 5.00 

1 Woodworth, Leander A. 5.00 

1 Whitaker, Silas 



15 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

horse 50, 2 cows 100, yearling- 40, 45 fowls 41, 
other ratable estate 10, house 300, barn 100, hen 
house 25, shed 25, brooder house 25, home place 
70a 825 34.59 

Wolff, Frank F. 

other ratable estate 100, house 250, barn 100, shed 

25, home place 68a 1000 28.32 

Wyman, Otis A. 

horse 40, barn 100, shed 25, home place 45a 475 • 12.29 
1 Waurecuik, Adam 

2 horses 200, 3 cows 90, yearling 15, 2 swina 40, 
house 300, barn 100, hen house 25, home place 

140a 1400 46.66 

Wheeler, Charles S. and Mabel C. 

stock in trade 1800, 2 horses 100, 24 fowls 15, 
other ratable estate 525, house and store 1000, 
barn 200, gas tank and pump 175, home place la 
25 73.73 

1 Wheeler, Charles S. 

Nelson lot 9a 500 14.60 

1 Young, Llewlyn, W. 

horse 75, cow 50, 2 yearlings 70, 52 fowls 50 9.70 

Young, Llewlyn W. and Florence B. 

house 400, barn 200, shed 50, shop 25, garage 25, 

home place 75a 1050 42.24 

Yarrington, Susan I. (Exempt CI. 18) 500 

house 325, barn 150, hen house 25, home place 69a 

(500) 9.60 



Non-Residents 



NAME AND VALUATION 



ATHOL 

Woods, Edgar A. 

Brown lot 30a 1000, Woods lot 10a 500, Brown & 
Simmonds lot 15a 150, Caswell lot 77a 400, Upton 
lot 58a 1800 

Powers', Orrin J. 

stock in trade 5000, land class lots No. 4 and 5 
wood lots 7 1^/2 a 355, land lots 6, 7, 8 class plantation 
124a 620, Paige lot class plantation 60a 300, Moun- 
tain lot class plantation 22a 110, Woods lot class 
plantation 15a 75, Herrick lot 6a 30 

Fay, O. A. (heirs or devisees) 

Horr lot 60a 4000, Ben Paige lot 120a 1000, Merritt 
Horr lot 45a 1000, Arnott lot 18a 90, land 8a 150, 
Putnam lot 60a 300, Barrows lot 27a 2000 

Diamond Match Co. 

Darby lot 31a 155, Harrington lot 60a 300 

Wood, E. A., Athol, and Lincoln, Levi, Dana 

2 small houses 50, Lindsey lot 95a 2000, Brush 
Mountain lot 8a 50 

Lincoln, Fred W. 

house 300, home place 150a 900 

Lincoln, Conrad (heirs or devisees) 
land 25a 200 

GREENWICH 

McKenney, Arthur and Mary' 

land 67a 600 
Hunter, Edward 

land 20a 300 



17 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Thresher, Joseph L. 

land 30a 600, Freeman lot 6a 50, Clark lot 10a 100, 

Sanderson pasture 30a 150, Sanderson lot Yi a 10 17.47 

Parker, Webster M. 

Berry lot 10a 100 1.92 

Smith, Cutler (heirs or devisees) 

Egypt road lot 10a 50, Kelley Hill lot 6a 30 1.54 

Wheeler, John A. 

land 7a 150 2.88 

Smith, George E. 

land 33a 350 6.72 

Root, Amelia A. 

land 22a 300 5.76 

Powers, John (heirs or devisees) 

Brigham lot 3a 100 1.92 

Hillside Industrial School (Exempt CI. 3) 

land 56a 500 \ 

Clifford, Lucy Nye 

Fry land 6a 50, Gee land 4a 25 1.44 

Harrington, Mattie J. 

Darby lot 10a 150, Woods O. L. lot 55a 800, J. M. 

Harrington lot 20a 500 27.84 

Clapp, Irene M. 

land la 75 1.44 

Kimball, Carlton L. 

Ida Vaughan lot 26a 150 2.88 

Loux, Andrew J. 

Ruggles land 34a 170 3.26 

Hall, Alfred H. 

Peterson lot 11a 100 1.92 

WALTHAM 

Barnes, George H. 



18 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

Stock in trade 200 3.84 

WORCESTER 

Herrick, Leander F. 

Whitcomb Mill lot 2a 50, C. A. Powers lot 30a 900 18.24 

Anderson, Clifford S. 

house 50, Upton place 20a 150 3.84 

Pierce, Bernie H. 

Tom Swamp lot 33a 500, Ellis lot 30a 150, lot No. 1 

35a 175, lot No. 2 12a 60 16.99 

Brown, Earl & Bridges, George O. 

Estey lot 65a 2000 38.40 

ALTUS, OKLAHOMA 

Powers, Charles A. (heirs or devisees) 

land 54a 500, land 10a 50 10.56 

PROVIDENCE, R. I. 

Hamilton, George L. 

house 200, barn 25, home place 3a 75 5.76 

ORANGE 

Mann, Thomas S. 

Martha J. Harrington lot 30a 200 3.84 

Sampson, Myron and Webster, James H. 

Fred Lincoln lot 10a 1000 19.20 

Carlson, John 

house 350, barn 200, 2 hen houses 100, garage 25, 

home place 8a 125, King lot 12a 150, 18.24 

AMHERST 

Mackimmie, James Paige 

Plain land 9a 300 576 

Goodell, Etta 

land 6a 400 7.68 



19 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Cadwell, Frank A. 

Caswell place 100a 1000, Clark land 7a 100 21.12 

Whitcomb, Ernest H. 

small house 150, house 150, hen house 25, Reed land 
10a 150, Emma Woods place 6a 50, Caswell land 
50a 300, Cook lot 25a 600, Caswell lot 2 tracts 75a 
500, Caswell lot 16a 150, Fountain Mill privilege 3a 
25, Flint lot 20a 200, Cadrett lot No. 1, 40a 300, 
Cadrett lot No. 2, 10a 100, Cadwell land 2a 50, Den 
lot 35a 1800, Horr lot 6a 50, Ward lot No. 1, 30a 
200, Ward lot No. 2, 32a 200, Ward lot No. 3, l^a 
25 96.48 

Cadwell, Cowles and Hobart 

Garlic land 44a 400 7.68 

Richardson, Joseph H. 

land 18a 600 11.52 

Hickey, Thomas 

Amsden lot la 25 .48 

ENFIELD 

Newbury, George (heirs or devisees) 

land 11a 150 2.88 

Flint, Josiah (heirs or devisees) 

" Stetson lot 50a 350, Cowan lot 30a 150 9.60 

Garlic, George H. 

house 200, barn 75, shed 25, home place 110a 700 19.20 

Horr, Reuben N. (heirs or devisees) 

Pierce lot 15a 1200 23.04 

Rohan, Patrick F. 

stock in trade 500 g go 

Shores, Emeline (heirs or devisees) & Jones, Charles H., Pelham 

Crossett lot 9a 200, Conkey lot 76a 500 13.44 

Horr, Fanny (heirs or devisees) 



20 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



land 30a 150 2.88 

Cook, Theodore (heirs or devisees) 

land 20a 300 5.76 

Reed, Alden (heirs or devisees) 

Sykes lot 2^ a 100 1.92 

Whipple, Harry J. 

stock in trade 400, 2 small houses 300, Abbott lot 

64a 600, Bond lot 65a 600, Johnson lot 12a 800 51.84 

NEW SALEM 

Putnam, Willard (heirs or devisees) 

Kemp lot 30a 1 ft. 600, Ashley lot 30a 600, Berry 

lot 60a 1500 51.84 

Berry, Elmer A. (heirs or devisees) 

Blair lot 15a 200 3.84 

Berry, E. H. and Sawtelle, H. E. 

stock in trade 3000, Vaughan lot 46a 230 62.02 

Berry, Earl H. 

Newell land 90a 450 8.64 

Lincoln, Myra 

Dunn lot 16a 150 2.88 

Stacy, Joseph A. (heirs or devisees) 

Bigelow lot 26a 500 9.60 

Freeman, Edward A. 

Pierce land 6a 100 1.92 

Cogswell, Burton W. & Harry S. & Charles H. & Agnes I. Felton 

Cummings lot 25a 1200 23.04 

Vineca, Elisha 

stock in trade 300, Woods lot 25a 125, Vaughan 
place 89a 450 16.80 

Orcutt, William F. (heirs or devisees) 

land J^a 10 19 

Allen, Caroline E. 



21 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Hunt land 30a 150 2.88 

Whitaker, Earl 

3 horses 250, 5 cows 250, 36 fowls 30, other ratable 
estate 300, 2 barns 300, Clark land 64a 500, Hayden 
lot 10a 50, Keezar lot 3a 25 32.74 

SHUTESBURY 

Pierce, Myron A. 

Potter barn 25, house 150, Potter land la 25, Ames 

place 44a 700, Flint & Gillett lot 45a 1500 46.08 

Fitts, Rufus 
land 15a 150 2.88 

NORTH DANA 

Gee, Charles E. 

Hemenway lot 23a 125 2.40 

Gee, Charles E. Co. 

stock in trade 3000, Little place 100a 500 67.20 

Crawford & Tyler 

Morgan lot 75a 1000 19.20 

Tyler, E. P. (heirs or devisees) 

land spring lot 54a 1000, Humes lot 27a 600 30.72 

Lindsey, F. H. (heirs or devisees) 

land 60a 300 5.76 

Recoi, Joseph T 

land 45a 800 15.36 

Carey, Jerry- 
land 30a 150 2.88 
Kennedy, David L. 

2 small houses 100, Lincoln land 40a 200, Mason lot 

35a 200 9 60 

Wright, Helen L. 

house 100, land 17a 100 3.84 

Doubleday, Frank A. and Hattie M. 



n 



NAME AND VALUATION TaX 

Mt. L. lot 36a 700 13.44 

O'Donnell, Harry F. 

small house 100, land 10a 100 3.84 

Hager, Otis E. 

Gleason land 15a 100 1.92 

Stacy, George L. 

Goodman land 6a 30 .58 

WARE 

Provencial, P. H. 
stock in trade 1000 19.20 

HOLLIS, N. H. 

Worcester, Franklin R. (heirs or devisees) 

Leonard Lincoln lot 325a 325, William B. Lincoln lot 

100a 500 15.84 

NORTHAMPTON 

James, Mary Lois 

house 500, garage 100, Horr land 40a 300, Caroline 

Horr lot 42a 225 21.60 

Bailey, Sidney 

Kelley hill lot 100a 500 9.60 

LUDLOW 

Ludlow Mfg. Associates 

land 2a 1500, flowed land 30a 500, Shores lot 20a 
200, Flint lot 30a 300, Stetson Flint lot 100a 2000, 
Gillett lot 42a 500 96.00 

SPRINGFIELD 

Freedman, Allis 

Hannum lot 20a 100 1.92 

Lillie, Lucian B. 

horse 100, other ratable estate 75, house 300, barn 

200, shop 50, home place 10a 250 18.72 



2% 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 



Barney, Marjorie W. 

house 350, barn 150, cow shed 100, home place 80a 
800 26.88 

WEST SPRINGFIELD 

Mason, Annie B. 

house 200, barn 100, power house 200, land and wa- 
ter power 22a 1500 38.40 

Herwich, Samuel 

stock in trade 4500 86.40 

ERVING 

Abbott, Jessie H. 

house 200, barn 100, home place 27a 400 13.44 

Harringto, Robert, Greenfield, and Harrington, 
Martha J., Greenwich 

Pierce lot 20a 300 576 

GARDNER 

Leamy, Eva J. 

Brown lot 25a 125 2.40 

EASTHAMPTON 

Boyd, William P. 

house 350, barn 275, horse barn 75, hen house 350, 

silo 75, home place 80a 1200 38.40 

FITCHBURG 

Miller, Florence A. (Exempt CI. 17) 
barn 25, Shaw land 3a 100 

BOSTON 

Doubleday, John A. 

house 400, barn 200, shed 25, home place 70a 475 21.12 

SPRINGFIELD 

Farr, George V. and Merretta Powers 



24 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax 

house 300, land >4a 50 6.72 

NEW YORK 

Western Union Telegraph Co. 
other ratable estate 125 

BOSTON 

New England Tel. and Tel. Co. 

other ratable estate 14 .27 

COOLEYVILLE 

Highland Tel. Co. 

other ratable estate 207 3.97 

PRESCOTT 

First Congregational Church, Inc. (Exempt CI. 11) 

church 2000, land ^a 50 
Pine Grove Cemetery (Exempt CI. 12) 

land 2a 500 

ATHOL 

Powers, Orrin J. 

commutation tax 77.78 



MOTH TAX 

Roberts, Frederick and Agnes $1.13 

Pierce, Myron A. .25 

Lawless, Mrs. David B. heirs 1.31 

Blinn, Homer R. .25 

Mac Donald, Emma .63 

Shaw, Howard I. 2.56 

Whitaker, Earl 2.25 

Hannum, A. P. & C. E. 1.31 

Hannum, Park heirs 3.75 



25 



Shaw, Lilla M. .94 

Young, Lluellyn 1.50 

Abbott, Milo heirs 1.13 

Waugh, Walter M. 4.50 

Gross, Austin B. .56 

Shaw, Abbie .56 

Korney, John .75 

Pierce, Bernie H. .19 

Pierce, Leslie M. 1.19 

Browne, Lillie S. F. 2.63 

Smith, Lucy .75 

Pierce, Carl M. .75 

Pierce, Daniel T. heirs 1.50 

Carlso, John .75 

Wolff, Frank F. 1.50 

Pierce, Ellis F. .94 

Patterson, Lorenzo .56 

Blake, George G. .75 

Freedman, A His .94 

Hortie, Harry .75 

Currier, Frank J. 1.13 

Woodworth, Elizabeth E. 1.50 

Corey, Martin and Addie M. 2.63 

Grout, Charles H. 1.41 

Wendemuth, Mabel L. 2.63 

Griswold, Olive 1.13 

Barney, Marjorie W. .75 

Clark, Jay Jr. and Helen M. .38 

Taylor, Stephen .38 

Boutin, Lucy P. heirs 1.13 

Brown, L. Flora 3.75 

Whitaker, Silas .25 

Powers, Minor E. - .56 

Amsden, Charles .38 

Stone, Lucy heirs .56 



26 



Abbott, Jessie .75 

Smith, Ruth V. and Latham Agnes .94 

Yarrington, Susan .38 

Haskins, W. L. and Flora 1.13 

Thayer, Ellis A. .75 

Garlic, George .75 

James, Mary Lois .75 

Allen, Frank R. 1.13 

Upton, H. A. and Lula P. .94 

Wyman, Otis .75 

Thresher, Fred M. 1.50 

Doubleday, John .75 

Vineca, Elisha W. .38 

Mitchell, Edwin P. .75 

Snow, George L. and Bessie E. .19 

Doubleday, Fred W. 2.25 

Boyd, William P. 1.13 

Clark, Walter A. .19 

Berry, Charles W. .56 

Berry, Annie L. .75 

Waurecuik, Adam 1.13 

Griswold, Frank A. .38 

Hastings, Elizabeth 1.50 

Paige, John C. 1.50 

Johnson, Charles H. .75 

Congregational Church Society, Inc. .19 

Newbury, Robert A. and Eva .56 

Ryder, Frank and Adeline M. .75 

Gross, Arthur H. .38 

Kelley, Eugene G. 2.44 

Reed, Harry A. 3.00 

Adams, Loren M. and Hattie T. .75 

Johnson, Andrew 1.13 

Chamberlain, Rosa M. 2.25 

Lillie, Lucien B. .38 

Smaczek, Nicholas 2.81 



11 



TABLE OF AGGREGATES 

Number of residents assessed on property 95 

Number of non-residents assessed on property 60 

Number of persons assessed on property 216 

Number of persons assessed for poll tax only 22 

Number of male polls assessed 89 

Tax on each poll $5,00 

Value of assessed personal estate 60,838 

Value of assessed real estate excluding land 57,525 

Value of assessed real estate excluding buildings 141,570 

Total of real estate 199,095 

Total valuation of assessed estate 259,933 
Tax for state, county and town purposes, including overlayings : 

On personal estate 1,166.25 

On real estate 3,822.62 

On polls 445.00 

Total tax April 1, 1923 5,433.87 

Rate of total tax per $1,000 19.20 

Number of horses assessed 97 

Number of cows 249 

Number of sheep 

Number of neat cattle other than cows 97 

Number of swine 24 

Nnmber of dwelling houses 94 

Number of acres of land assessed 11,124 

Number of fowls 3,647 

Value of fowls $3,759.00 

WALTER M. WAUGH 
FRED W. DOUBLEDAY 
FRANK R. ALLEN 

Assessors of Prescoit 



For the year ending Dec. 31, 1923 

To the Citizens of Prescott: 

Paid State Aid 

Soldiers' Relief 

TOWN OFFICERS 

Paid H. I. Shaw, Tax Collector 

E. A. Thayer, Selectman 

F. R. Allen, Town Treasurer 
F. R. Allen, Town Clerk 
F. R. Allen, Assessor 
W. M. Waugh, Selectman 
W. M. Waugh, Assessor 
W. M. Waugh, Registrar 
F. W. Doubleday, Selectman 
F. W. Doubleday, Assessor 
F. W. Doubleday, Registrar 
F. R. Allen, Registrar 
H. D. Pierce, Auditor 
H. D. Pierce, Teller 
Harry A. Upton, Teller 
F. A. Griswold, Sealer Weights & Meas. 10.00 
C. C. Tinkey, Constable 5.00 

F. D. Chamberlain, Constable 2.00 $345.50 





$144.00 




321.19 


$65.00 




10.00 




75.00 




25.00 




35.00 




30.00 




33.00 


^ 


3.50 




10.00 




28.00 


- 


1.50 




3.50 




5.00 




2.00 




2.00 





29 



MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

Paid Lewis H. Blackmer, printing reports $28.00 
Vaughan, Esty & Clark, Attorney fee Chicopee case 30.78 

Hobbs & Warren, selectmen's blanks 2.52 

Hobbs & Warren, order books 7.62 

Hobbs & Warren, collector's book 2.06 

James D. Kimball Co., treas. bond 8.00 

James D. Kimball, collector's bond 20.00 

M. E. Chapin, inspector animals 33.20 

M. E. Chapin, insepctor meat 36.80 

C. H. Chase, transfers real estate 2.60 

C. H. Chase, copy of deed .80 

Davbl Printing House, assessors' blanks 9.50 

John Hunt, assisting on Town Farm boundaries 2.00 

Revenue stamp, town farm deed 1.00 

A. W. Brownell, envelopes, letter heads 4.50 

Commissioner Public Safety, blanks .70 

Charles Davis, assisting assessors 1.00 

Silas Whitaker, mowing cemetery 2.50 

Dog fund to Library 33.37 

Library appropriation 15.00 

Soldiers' abatement 18.00 

Abatement of taxes 35.83 

County Aid to Agriculture 50.00 

H. I. Shaw, postage and constable service 11.00 

M. E. Chapin, mowing town house yard 2.00 

Lewis H. Blackmer, tax bills 4.00 

Lewis H. Blackmer, printing for tax collector 2.15 

Wakefield Daily Item, moth notices 2.75 
Ida M. Waugh, postage and mailing moth notices 3.25 

E. A. Thayer, road book 1.00 

F. R. Allen, recording marriages, births & deaths 10.50 
F. R. Allen, postage and telephone 11.00 
W. M. Waugh, postage and telephone 8.35 
R. T), Pierce, Justice fees 6.00 



30 



F. A. Griswold, care of Town House 

Certification of town notes 

State tax 

Count'- tax 

Orange Savings Bank, note 

Orange Savings Bank, interest 

W. M. Waugh, town note 

W. M. Waugh, interest on note 

Civilian poll tax 



1.00 

4.00 

600.00 

543.64 

1,500.00 

37.50 

1,000.00 

50.00 

267.00 

;4,410.92 



FOREST FIRE 


ACCQUNT 


Paid Leroy Pierce 


5.50 


W. H. James 


5.00 


H D. Pierce 


4.50 


George Waugh 


3.50 


F. R. Allen 


3.00 


H. A. Upton 


2.00 


A. L. Powers 


2.00 


C. C. Tinkey 


4.50 


Miner Powers 


3.00 


Ralnh Powers 


2.00 


T. R^cor 


2.00 


F. Le^o 


2.00 


Carl Brown 


1.00 


Frpnk Bnwen 


1.00 


M. B. Fnp\cr 


1.00 


E. P. Mitchell 


1.00 


M. A. Griswold 


1.00 


W. M. Tour tel lot te 


1.00 


F. Wendemuth 


1.00 


A. H. Gross 


1.00 


F. J. Currier 


1.00 


W. M. Waugh 


1.00 



31 



F. W. Doubleday 5.50 

Town of Dana 8.00 62.50 

HIGHWAY ACCOUNT 

Paid Selectmen's orders $3,933.63 

HIGHWAY BRIDGE ACCOUNT 
Paid Selectmen's orders $147.50 

STATE HIGHWAY, SMALL TOWN ACT 



Paid Frank A. Bowen 


$88.00 


Lorenzo Patterson 


85.50 


C. C. Tinkey 


4.00 


W. O. Haskins 


89.50 


L. A. Upton 


85.50 


E. P. Mitchell 


44.00 


W. M. Waugh, man and team 


270.50 


F. J. Currier 


36.00 


Robert Newbury 


83.50 


F. R. Allen 


150.00 


A. H. Gross 


60.81 


H. A. Reed 


83.00 


C. M. Pierce 


34.00 


L. M. Pierce 


33.00 


Harry A. Upton, tending lanterns 


6.00 


Carl M. Brown, sharpening tools 


2.75 


New England Culvert Co. 


28.23 


Harry A. Upton, gravel 


10.00 


C. S. Wheeler Co., picks and handles 


2.35 


W. H. Walker, grade stakes 


1.50 


SNOW BILLS 1923 




Paid Geo. Wyman 


$0.90 


Harry Hortie 


8.24 


C. E. O'Brien 


8.43 



$1,198.64 



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Guy Johnson 8.25 

Andrew Johnson 8.25 

Frank Bowen 48.37 

E. P. Mitchell 22.50 

Robert Newbury 20.62 

A. L. Powers 26.25 

Loienzo Patterson 14.80 

Milton Patterson 12.93 

M. B. Fogg 29.25 

L. M. Pierce 16.62 

C. M. Pierce 3.75 

Wm. Hastings 4.77 

VVinthrop Hastings S.1'6 

M. A. Griswold 20.62 

C. C. Tinkey 31.68 

L. A. Upton 12.75 

A. W. Wendemuth 82.12 

A. L. Barnes 3.75 

W. H. Jones 11.50 

Bert Downer 2.25 

Harry Upton 4.12 

A. H. Gross 18.55 

Oscar Brown 11.25 

H. D. Pierce 10.50 

A. B. Gross 11.25 

M. E. Powers 24.74 

A. P. Hannum 12.56 

M. F. Brown 5.00 

Ambrose Kelley 6.00 

F. A. Pettengill 4.88 

H. A. Reed 27.37 

W. M. Waugh 43.00 

F. R. Allen 20.25 

Arthur Brown 2.67 

E. A. Thayer 10.00 



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Paid Arthur Haskins 


$ 9.75 


Geo. Waugh 


14.80 


F. D. Chamberlain 


38.25 


F. W. Doubleday 


69.00 


C. H. Grout and Son 


35.05 


F. J. Currier 


7.30 


MOTH WORK 




Paid H. D. Peirce 


$46.62 


M. B. Fogg 


38.28 


W. H. Jones 


31.28 


C. C. Tinkey 


29.28 


L. M. Peirce 


3.38 


RECAPITULATIONS 


Paid Town Officers 


$345.50 


Miscellaneous account 


4,410.92 


Highway account 


3,933.63 


Highway bridges 


145.50 


Support Poor 


125.61 


State aid 


144.00 


Soldiers' relief 


321.19 


State road 


1,198.64 


Forest fires 


62.50 


Snow bills 


788.07 


Moth work 


148.84 


RESOURCES 




Cash in hands of treasurer 


$216.53 


Due on 1923 tax 


568.26 


Interest 1923 tax 


8.80 


Due from state on highway account 


526.00 


Due from state, state aid account 


144.00 


LIABILITIES 




Due tax collector, 1923 tax 


$65.00 


Due W. M. Waugh, town note 


1,000.00 



$788.07 



148.84 



11,626.90 



$1,463.59 



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Due W. M. Waugh, interest town note 8.00 $1,073.00 

W. M. WAUGH 

E. A. THAYER 

F. W. DOUBLEDAY 

Selectmen of Prescott ' 



Report of Overseers of Poor 



Paid support poor $125.61 

W. M. WAUGH 

E. A. THAYER 
) F. W. DOUBLEDAY 



Report of Treasurer 



To the Citizens of Prescott'. 



Cash on hanc 


I, Jan. 1, 1923 


$1,156.81 


Rec'd of 


H. 


I. Shaw, coll. 1922 taxes 


646.54 


Rec'd of 


State Treasurer 








income tax, 1920 


5.00 






income tax, 1921 


24.50 






income tax, 1922 


52.50 






corporation tax, 1922 


15.45 






corporation tax, public service 


22.74 






income tax, general purpose 


220.00 






income tax, school fund 


520.00 






national bank tax 


12.07 






state aid 


210.00 






soldiers' exemptions 


7.94 






account highways 


3,323.04 


• 




Mass. school fund 


1,076.55 






tuition of children 


140.33 






animal inspection refund 


16.60 






civilian war poll tax 


24.00 






high school transportation 


105.00 






school superintendent 


362.50 


county treasurer, dog fund refunded 


33.37 






wild cat bounty refund 


5.00 



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account of highways 400.00 

sale of town farm 1,000.00 

town of Greenwich, acct. of forest fires, 1922 65.33 

city of Chicopee, acct. of poor 130.00 

W. M. Waugh, note No. 8 1,000.00 

Orange Savings Bank, note No. 9 1,500.00 

L. M. Adams, acct. taxes 18.83 

M. E. Chapin, coll. 1923 taxes 5,047.85 

F. A. Griswold, sealer 1.54 

Walter O. Shaw, cemetery fund 100.00 

interest on deposits, national bank 15.82 

highway department .50 

rebate on collector's bond 10.00 



Total income $17,269.81 

EXPENSE ACCOUNT 
Paid selectmen's orders $11,626.40 

school orders 5,263.67 

E. P. Mitchell, wild cat bounty 5.00 

H. H. Crie and Co., dog tags and postage 4.31 

H. H. Crie and Co., constable badges and postage 3.15 

record ink 2.75 

express on ink .50 

J. H. Higgins and Co., death return .25 

Athol Savings Bank, Walter Shaw cemetery fund 100.00 

cemeterv commissioners' orders 39.25 



Total expense $17,053.28 

Receipts $17,269.81 

Expense 17,053.28 



Balance $216.53 

FRANK R. ALLEN, Treasurer 



Report of Town Clerk 



BIRTHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1923 



Date Name 

Jan. 27 Shirley Ella Bowen 

Feb. 11 Brown 

Mar. 29 Luolwika Hellen Waurecinki 

,Aug. 22 Robert Whitney Doubleday 
Sept. 22 Lillian May Newbury 

, Dec. 26 Clifton Waldo Peirce 



Parents 

Frank A. Bowen 

Emma Currier 
Carl W. Brown 

Bessie Currier 
Adam Waurecuiki 
Frances Boliek 
Fred W. Doubleday 
Celia Currier 
Robert A. Newbury 
Eva Wendemuth 
Harrison D. Peirce 
Mabel Annie Haskins 



MARRIAGES RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1923 
Date Name Age Residence Place 

Aug. 19 Arthur M. Haskins 22 Prescott Orange 

Alma M. Mowry 19 New Salem 

Aug. 25 Arthur Leroy Lindsey 21 Enfield Orange 

Josie Emma Haskins 20 Prescott 



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DEATHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1923 



Date 



Name 



Feb. 11 Brown 

May 22 Samuel Warren Hoyt 

May 23 Rufus Henry Johnson 

Sept. 23 Lillian May Newbury 

Oct. 14 Adelbert L. Powers 

Nov. 27 Endora (Pierce) Brown 

Dec. 22 Marcia A. Upton 



Age 



Place 



Stillborn 




Prescott 


76 5 


22 


Prescott 


71 1 


26 


Prescott 




1 


Prescott 


51 6 


3 


Prescott 


58 — 


— 


Northampton 


77 7 


18 


Prescott 



FRANK R. ALLEN, Town Clerk 



Report of Cemetery Commissioners 



To the Citizens of Prescott : 






Received town appropriation 




$25.00 


Expended nothing 








Balance 






$25.00 


Amount charged to Johnson fund 


$9.00 






Haskins fund 


5.00 






Whitaker fund 


1.50 






Woods fund 


75 






Gilbert & Grover fund 


3.50 






Briggs fund 


2.00 






Paige fund 


2.00 






Cowan fund 


2.00 






Webber fund 


6.00 






Jennison fund 


8.00 


$39.75 


Amount due from funds 




$3975 


Paid F. R. Allen, 


care of lots 


$21.00 




H. I. Shaw, 


care of lots 


18.25 




Due H. I. Shaw through error 


.50 


$3975 



WALTER M. WAUGH 
HOWARD I. SHAW 
FRANK R. ALLEN 

Cemetery Commissioners of PrescoH 



Report of Superintendent of Roads 



LABOR IN 1923 

Paid Ellis A. Thayer with team $653.94 

Fred W. Doubleday with team 551.87 

Charles H. Grout with team 144.00 

Harry A. Reed with team 20.00 

Leroy M. Pierce with tractor 660.50 

Moses B. Fogg 380.55 

William H. Jones 342.45 

Charles C. Tinkey 324.70 

Algie M. Griswold 336.13 

Arthur EL Gross 81.38 

Carl M. Pierce 76.00 

Frederick Roberts 36.60 

Willie M. Tourtelott 35.55 

Edwin P. Mitchell 22.50 

. Adelbert L. Powers 26.61 

Robert Newbury 1.50 $3,694.28 

MATERIAL LIST 

New England Metal Culvert Co., for 10 Arm- 

co culverts 188.16 

New England Metal Culvert Co., 1 scraper 

blade 9.31 



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Charles S. Wheeler & Co. for tools (picks and 

handles) 4.70 
Lillie S. F. Browne for gravel 3.08 
Willie M. Tourtelott for gravel 1.05 
Fred M. Thresher for gravel 4.20 
George T. Waugh for cement 1.25 
Willie M. Tourtelott for dynamite 2.10 
Harrison D. Peirce for axle grease 1.00 
Carl W. Brown for repairs on scraper, sharp- 
ening tools and drills 21.10 
George Carpenter for caps and fuse 3.40 239.35 



Total cost $3,933.63 

State appropriation $2,925.00 

Town appropriation 975.00 3,900.00 



Overdrawn $33.63 

WORK ON BRIDGES, 1923 

Paid Ellis A. Thayer with team $36.00 

Walter M. Waugh with team 6.00 

Moses B. Fogg 13.00 

Leroy M. Pierce , 2.50 $57.50 

MATERIAL LIST 

Ellis A. Thayer for plank $10.00 

George Barnes for plank 80.00 90.00 



Total cost $147.50 

Town appropriation $150.00 

Expenditures 147.50 



Balance $2.50 

ELLIS A. THAYER, Suft, of Roads 



Report of Auditor 



I have examined the accounts of the several town officers and 
find them correct, with a balance in the hands of the treasurer of 
$216.53. 

HARRISON D. PEIRCE, Auditor 

Dec. 31, 1923. 



Annual Report 

OF THE 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



OF 



PRESCOTT, MASS. 

For the Fiscal Year Ending Dec. 31, 1923 

ORGANIZATION 

School Committee 



ELLIS A. THAYER 

FRED W. DOUBLEDAY, Sec. 

MYRON E. CHAPIN, Chairman 



Term expires 1924 
Term expires 1925 
Term expires 1926 



Superintendent 



ARTHUR W. SMITH 



North Dana 



Music Supervisor 
MRS. CLARA W. WHITAKER 



New Sailem 



School Physician 



J. C. FEINDEL, M. D. 



North Dana 



School Nurse 
ESTHER P. CLEVELAND 



Petersham 



Attendance Officers 

FRED D. CHAMBERLAIN 
CHARLES C. TINKEY 



Report of School Committee 



To the Citizens of Prescatt: 






FINANCIAL STATEMENT 




RECEIPTS 






Town appropriation 


$5,200.00 




Appropriation for repairs 


100.00 


$5,300.00 


EXPENDITURES 






School committee pay and other expenses 


$93.91 




Superintentent salary and other expenses 


575.53 




Music supervisor salary and other expenses 


119.43 




Teachers' salaries 


2,692.88 




Text books 


58.17 




Supplies for instruction 


184.56 




Janitors 


60.00 




Fuel 


91.25 




Miscellaneous 


58.02 




Repairs 


100.12 




Promotion of health 


175.75 




Transportation 


754.05 




Tuition 


300.00 


5,263.67 



Balance with treasurer $36.33 



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ITEMIZED EXPENSES 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Ellis A. Thayer, pay $7.00 

Fred W. Doubleday, pay 10.00 

Myron E. Chapin, pay 35.00 

Myron E. Chapin, census 6.00 

Myron E. Chapin, postage, etc. 2.90 

Ledger 9.21 

Portion of 1922 town report 23.80 

SUPERINTENDENT 
Arthur W. Smith 



Salary 
Mileage 
Other expenses 








$471.72 
72.39 
31.42 


MUSIC 


SUPERVISOR 






Clara W. 


Whitaker 




Salary 

Other expenses 








114.00 

5.43 




TEACHERS 




Marion E. Kelley 
Fanny G. Thayer 
Dora C. Foley 
G. Pauline Brown 








950.00 
950.00 
585.26 
185.26 


Doyle Hamilton 








22.36 




TEXT 


BOOKS 




Ginn & Co. 








$15.81 


Benj. H. Sanborn 








15.44 


D. C. Heath & Co. 








3.67 


Educational Pub. Co. 








1.31 


Silver Burdett & Co. 








1.40 


American Book Co. 








8.53 


Little, Brown & Co. 








1.27 



93.91 



575.53 



119.43 



2,692.88 



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Lyons & Carnahan 4.75 . 

J. L. Hammett & Co. 2,62 

Arlo Publishing Co. 3.37 58.17 

SUPPLIES FOR INSTRUCTION 

Milton Bradley Co. 29.06 

J. L. Hammett & Co. 83.35 

E. E. Babb&Co. 40.89 

Kenney Bros. & Wolkins 27.07 
Bay Path Institute 2.59 

Athol Transcript 1.60 184.56 

JANITORS 

Hattie Patterson 10.00 

Mildred Tinkey 25.00 

Victoria Smczeck 25.00 60.00 

FUEL 

Hattie Patterson, kindlings 2.25 

Mildred Tinkey, kindlings 1.00 

Fred W. Doubleday, 11 cords wood 88.00 91.25 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Superintendent's office expenses 7.97 

Mrs. Andrew Johnson, cleaning No. 3 school 6.00 
Mildred Tinkey, cleaning No. 2 school 5.00 

W. A. McKenney, mdse. 2.50 

Harrison D. Peirce, sawing 11 cords wood 8.80 

Harrison D. Peirce, other expenses 1.50 

Chas. S. Wheeler, mdse. 2.93 

Fred Doubleday, team and labor 6.00 

C. C. Fuller, mdse. 1.32 

Hattie Patterson, papering No. 4 5.00 

Brown Bros., housing wood 3.75 

Lyman Allen, housing wood 3.50 

Smczeck & Grout, housing wood 3.75 $8.02 



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REPAIRS 

M. E. Chapin, labor and material 71.75 

Wall paper 4.60 

C. F. Paige, material for repairs 23.43 

E. P. Mitchell, material for repairs .34 100.12 

PROMOTION OF HEALTH 
Dr. J. C. Feindel 65.75 

Hampshire Co. Public Health Assn. 30.00 

Esther P. Cleveland 80.00 175.75 

HIGH SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION 

E. P. Mitchell 132.40 

F. D. Chamberlain 70.00 

F. R. Allen 64.00 266.40 

ELEMENTARY TRANSPORTATION 
W. L. Haskins 15.50 

F. A. Griswold 6.00 

Alonzo Patterson 150.75 

Fred Roberts 190.00 

Austin B. Gross 125.40 487.65 

HIGH SCHOOL TUITION 

Chicopee 100.00 

New Salem 200.00 300.00 

Respectfully submitted, 
MYRON E, CHAPIN, Chairman 



School Calendar 



January 7 — March 14 



March 31 — June 20 



Vacation two weeks 



Summer vacation 



September 1, Labor Day, no school 
September 2, Union teachers' meeting 
September 3 — December 19 

Vacation two weeks 
1925 



January 5 — March 13 



March 30 — June 19 



Vacation two weeks 



Summer vacation, 1925 



10 weeks 



12 weeks 



16 weeks 

10 weeks 
12 weeks 



Schools will not be in session on holidays. A holiday occur- 
ring on Sunday will be observed by closing schools on the next 
Monday. The schools will remain closed from the noon just be- 
fore Thanksgiving until the next Monday. 

HOLIDAYS 

New Year's, Washington's Birthday, Patriots' Day, Memorial 
Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, 
Christmas. 



Report of Superintendent of Schools 



To the School Committee of Prescott: 

In making this, my sixth annual report, I would first direct 
your attention to the school plants. 

I would suggest that the repairs begun last year be continued. 
The ceiling at Number Two should be painted a light color, and 
the one at Number Three should be re-coated in good shape. Its 
present appearance is very bad. 

The outhouses should have more light than now enters them 
through holes of a tea-cup size in circumference. Stepping into 
one, especially in winter, is like stepping into a dungeon so far as 
seeing is concerned. The wide openings in the Number Three 
building do let in a little light, but with the light also comes 
snow and rain. 

The school outhouses should be ventilated and lighted struc- 
tures connected with the main building and entered only from the 
same by short, partially enclosed passages carefully screened. 
They are then more under the control of the teacher, not open to 
misuse by the public, and, of more importance, the moral and 
health conditions are better for the children. 

At home the parent may see that the child is properly clothed 
for rain, mud, slush, cold ; but at school the teacher finds it diffi- 
cult to give adequate attention to both that and her other work, 
too. 



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Slate or hyloplate blackboards may well replace the present 
boards that require frequent re-coating if kept in good repair. 
The present boards are chalk eaters and eraser wearers. A large 
blackboard is needed on the front wall of Number Three. 

An improvement at the windows would be the hanging of soft, 

flexible, tan colored adjustable shades that would let in the light 

but intercept the direct rays of the sun. Green, opaque shades, 

' fixed at the top of windows, are unsatisfactory for a school room. 

There is opportunity for improvement in all the school grounds 
by filling in, removing; rocks, and grading. The approaches from 
the road to the Number Four school are poor, and the yard in 
front needs much filling in. 

Each stove should be jacketed from a few inches above the floor 
to a few inches, at least, above the top of the stove. Then those 
near the stove will not suffer so much from heat, and those a dis- 
tance from it will be more comfortable. The jacket causes more 
of the cold air near the floor to be warmed. The air circulation 
of the room is more assured. 

We need larger playgrounds at Number Two and Three for 
games and athletic exercises. At present little more than the high- 
ways with their dangers serve as playgrounds for these schools. 
The ground at Number Four is large enough, but the rocks and 
,uneven surface are Objectionable. At least swings and teeters 
could be provided. 

For the year beginning next September each school will need 
maps of the continents of the eastern hemisphere. The many po- 
litical changes that have taken place within the last half dozen 
years render our maps in use almost obsolete. 

The schools are well supplied with books and material for in- 
struction. 

The Number Three and Number Four schools are in their usual 
satisfactory condition. The Number Two school has been sub- 
jected to several changes in the last five years, and they have don^ 
the school no good. It now has its third teacher for this year. 

The system of alternation of grade requirements and uniform 



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combination of classes has been extended since its last mention) in 
a school report. It seems to stand the test of use. 

The town will not have educationally satisfactory schools until 
it reduces the number of grades to a teacher to at least four. A 

two room building suitably located and having primary grades in 
one room and grammar grades in the other would be to the educa- 
tional advantage of the children. The money now spent in run- 
ning one of the schools would then be available! for necessary 
transportation in barees suitably constructed and heated for the 
purpose. However, I am suggesting this plan not on the ground 
of financial economy, but on the ground of what we owe our chil- 
dren. 

We have another school nurse this year in the person of Mrs. 
Esther P. Cleveland of Petersham. Your attention is called to 
her report. I think she has taken up her duties in good shape, 
and will be very helpful to the children. The dental clinic such 
as she speaks of, has been in operation in New Salem and proved 
i its value. It is being recognized more and more that decayed teeth 
cause illness. 

I hope that in some way Prescott may profit by a dental clinic. 
Perhaps the mothers will take hold of the matter. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ARTHUR W. SMITH, 

v Suft. of Schools 



Report of School Nurse 



Supt. Arthur W. Smith, 
North Dana, Mass. 

My dear Mr. Smith :- 

I herewith submit to you a report of the work done) in the town 
,of Prescott from August to December 31, 1923. 

No. visits to schools 7 

No. pupils examined with school physician 40 

No. pupils with defects IS 

No. pupils with carious teeth 10 

No. pupils with enlarged tonsils and adnoids 5 

No. pupils with poor posture 5 

No. pupils underweight 7 

No. pupils weighed and measured 40 

No. home visits 10 

To correct the teeth defects, I recommend that a dental clinic 
visit the schools twice a year. A dental committee can be formed 
in the town, and if this committee will write to the Department of 
Public Health, State House, Boston, they will receive all detailed 
information about same. These 1 , dental clinics are sent to the rural 
schools for a very nominal sum. 

I recommend the following for all school houses : First aid kit, 
toilet paper and chlorinated lime for toilets; jacketed stoves 



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would give better heating to the school room. 

I will close my report with thanks to you, the teachers, for your 
hearty co-operation. I also want to thank the school board and 
parents for their kind assistance. 

Very respectfully yours, 

ESTHER P. CLEVELAND, 

A. R.C. Public Health Nurse 



Report of School Physician 



To the School Committee, 
Prescott, Mass. 

In this, my report as School Physician, I beg to say that I made 
a complete physical examination of the pupils of your schools as 
required by law, which showed a very high average of good 
health. The school surroundings also presented satisfactory con- 
ditions. 

There was a slight form of chicken pox during the early part of 
this school term, but nothing of any serious comment. 

I feel at this time in urging very strongly that every effort on 
the part of the Committee and parents of your town be made to 
have the Schick test applied for the susceptibility of your pupils 
to diphtheria, and also accept the treatment of immunization, 
which protects the person against an attack of diphtheria for a 
number of years. This certainly would relieve the parents of very 
much worry over little attacks of colds and sore throat in children 
as to uncertainty of the nature of the trouble. 

I have the honor to be, 

Sincerely, 

J. C. FEINDEL, M. D., 

School Physician 



Report of Supervisor of Music 



North Prescott, Mass. 
Jan. 8, 1924. 



Supt. Arthur W . Smith, 
North Dana, Mass. 



Dear Sir: 

In reply to your request I herewith submit my third report of 

2 schools of Prescott. 
The worl been carried on in much the same manner as that 

of the two previous years. The children have sung rote songs, 
songs at sight. They have sung individually 
ciasswise. 

1923 there were five ad »ys who 

s clef. Tl made it possible to have four-part 
ince September, however, the school membership is so 
iwo-pa ; can be sung. 

been given tu the le s m Teal 
it] n 'heir eai Ly that they 

n able to ,g correctly according to time and tune 

n the teacher. 
We need a victrola in the schools to teach music appreciation. 
Our rural children are so isolated from the cities which have con- 
certs and musicals that they have no chance to hear the beautiful 
classics written by the best modern composers and those of the 



56 



immortal past. A victrola is also a splendid aid to health when 
the physical culture records are used. 

In closing I wish to extend thanks to the teachers who have) co- 
operated so faithfully in every detail, and to the superintendent 
for his kindly interest and support. 

Rspectfully submitted, 

CLARA W. WHITAKER, 
Sufv. of Music 



GRAMMAR GRADUATES, JUNE 22, 1923 
Oscar Joseph Brown Iva Irene Jones 

Oren Alva Jones « Robert Dwight Warner 

Bert H. Downer 

CENSUS APRIL 1, 1923 

Male Female Total 

Five years old and under seven 9 3 12 

Seven years old and under fourteen 16 15 31 

Fourteen years old and under sixteen 5 2 7 

Illiterate minors over sixteen 2 2 

Totals 32 20 52 

SIGHT AND HEARING TEST, OCTOBER, 1923 

Number of pupils enrolled 43 

Number defective in eyesight 5 

Number defective in hearing 

Number of parents or guardians notified 1 



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Report of Library Trustees 



The trustees of the Free Public Library present the following 
report : 

One hundred and ninety-nine titles have been added to the cat- 
alogue this year, including a gift of thirty-six titles from the De- 
partment of Education. The Travelling Library has been very 
;helpful and greatly appreciated. 

Four magazines, St. Nicholas, Popular Mechanics, National 
Geographic Magazine, World's Work, also Dumb Animals, are 
available to anyone at the Main Library room. 

1725 books have been loaned during the year, 339 from tjhe 
Main Library, 484 from the North Prescott branch and 902 from 
the Hill branch. This shows a decided increase from last year, 
which is very pleasing to those in charge. We desire to express 
our thanks to all friends of the library who have aided us in any 
way. 

A list of the new books (Supplement No. 27) will be found 
printed herewith. 

The trustee whose term wiU expire is Fanny Gould Thayer. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

Receipts 

Balance from last year $62.95 
Town appropriation 15.00 

Dog fund 33.37 $111.3? 



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Expenditures 

Elsie M. Thresher, librarian for 1922-1923 $26.37 
Edwin P. Mitchell, cartage for 1922-1923 10.20 

Books and freight 63.32 99.89 



Balance on hand $11.43 

ELSIE M. THRESHER 
EDWIN P. MITCHELL 
FANNY GOULD THAYER 

i Trustees 



Catalogue of the Prescott Free 
Public Library 



) SUPPLEMENT NO. 27 

Abbott. Highacres 3309 

Blaisdell and Ball. Log Cabin Days 3310 

Burnham. The Making of Our Country 3311 

Curtis. A Little Maid of Old Maine 3312 

Dixon. Westward Hoboes 3313 

Dawson. Money Making Entertainments 3314 

Fassett. The Beacon — Second Reader 3315 

Fisher. Resources and Industries of the U. S. 3316 

Herford. The Herford ^Esop 3317 

Hill. Community Life and Civic Problems 3318 

Hawes. The Great Quest 3319 

Knipe. Diantha's Quest 3320 

Lansing. Fairy Tales, Vol. I 3321 

Lansing. Fairy Tales, Vol. II 3322 

Lane. Arabian Nights Entertainment 3323 

Lisle. Diamond Rock 3324 

Van Loon. Story of Mankind 3325 

Meader. Black Buccaneer 3326 

Meigs. Pool of Stars 3327 

Matthews. Brown Wolf 3328 



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McClosky. McClosky Primer 3329 

Martyn. Artemus Ward 3330 

O'Brien. Mystic Isles of the South Sea 3331 

Seaman. Dragon's Secret 3332 

Young and Field. Literary Reader I 3333 

Young and Field. Literary Reader II 3334 

Young and Field. Literary Reader III 3335 

Abbott. Happy House 3336 

Freeman. Green Door 3337 

Neihardt. Splendid Wayfaring 3338 

Orton. Prince and Rover 3339 

Barbour. Three Base Benson 3340 

Carpenter. Around the World 3341 

Finley. Little Bird Blue 3342 

Gregg. Founding of a Nation 3343 

Gilchrist. Kit, Pat and a Few Boys 3344 

Abbott. History of Josephine 3345 

Choquet. Lessons in French 3346 

Carleton. Farm Festivals 3347 

Duane. Dear Old "K" 3348 

DeFivas. French Reader 3349 

Hichens. Garden of Allah 3350 

Mc Alpine. Popular Poetic Pearls 3351 

McCarthy. Red Diamonds 3352 

Richards. Isla Heron 3353 

Robinson. Forging: the Sword 3354 

Stretton. Hester Morley's Promise 3355 

Smith. Longfellow Calendar 3356 

Tilton. Miss Petticoats 3357 

Wallace. Ben Hur 3358 

Williams. America Illustrated 3359 

Woods. Wooing of Grandmother Gray 3360 

Wright. Favorite Cook Book 3361 

Wyss. Swiss Family Robinson 3362 

Brooks. True Story of Abraham Lincoln 3363 



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Brooks. True Story of George Washington 3364 

Barbour. The Half Back , 3365 

Barrie. Peter and Wendy 3366 

Alcott. Under the Lilacs 3367 

Keller. Story of My Life 3368 

Jewett. Betty Leicester 3369 

Wiggin. Polly Oliver's Problem 3370 

Van Dyke. Blue Flower 3371 

Carter. About Animals 3372 

Alcott. Old Fashioned Girl 3373 

Otis. Toby Tyler 3374 

Peary. Snow Baby 3375 

Stevenson. Treasure Island 3376 

Lofting. Doctor Dolittle 3377 

White. Magic Forest 3378 

Crump. Boys' Book of Firemen 3379 

Jackson. Nelly's Silver Mine 3380 

Sewel'l. Black Beauty 3381 

Burgess. Old Mother West Wind 3382 

Eggleston. Hoosier School Boy 3383 

Jackson. Ramona 3384 

Pyle. Men of Iron 3385 

Hagedorn. Boy's Life of Roosevelt 3386 

Twain. Tom Sawyer 3387 

Dix. Merrylips 3388 

Grinnell. Jack, the Young Ranchman 3389 

Ollivant. Bob, Son of Battle 3390 

Wiggin. Mother Carey's Chickens 3391 

Collins. The Wireless Man 3392 

Dodge. Hans Brinker 3393 

Burgess. Peter Rabbit 3394 

Spyri. Heidi 3395 

Dana. Two Years Before the Mast • 3396 

Biaisdell. Hero Tales from Llistory 3397 

Roy, Polly of Pebbly Pit 3398 



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Polly and Eleanor 3399 

Polly in New York 3400 

Polly and Her Friends Abroad 3401 

" Polly's Business Venture 3402 

Polly's Southern Cruise 3403 

Hough. The Covered Wagon 3404 

Rice. Quin 3405 

Tracy. The Wings of the Morning 3406 

Rhinehart. The Breaking Point 3407 

Garis. Gloria and Her Dad 3471 

Garis. Gloria at Boarding School 3472 

Rhinehart. Dangerous Days 3408 

Rhinehart. Fish 3409 

Rhinehart. More Fish -3410 

Breckenridge. Radio Boys on Mexican Border 3411 

" " " On Secret Service Duty 3412 

With the Revenue Guards 3413 

" Search for Inca's Treasure 3414 

" Rescue the Alaska Expedition 3415 

" " " Seek the Lost Atlantis 3416 

Burt. Snow Blind 3417 

Durkin. The Heart of Cherry McBain 3418 

Thayer. That Affair at the Cedars 3419 

Judson. Mary Jane — Her Book 3420 

Her Visit 3421 

_ Kindergarten 3422 

Down South 3423 

City Home 3424 

In New England 3425 

Country Home 3426 

At School 3427 

Grey. The U. P. Trail 3428 

The Border Legion 3429 

The Mysterious Rider 3430 

To the Last Man 3431 



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Pedler. The Lamp of Fate 

Pedler. The Hermit of Far End 

Gibbs. The Vagrant Duke 

Ogden. The Bond Boy 

Appleton. Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle 

and His Photo Telephone 
and His War Tank 
Thorndyke. Just a Little Girl 

Thorndyke. Honey Bunch's First Days on the Farm 
Thorndyke. Honey Bunch's First Visit to the City 
Fitzhugh. Pee Wee Harris 

On the Trail 
In Camp 
In Luck 
Adrift 

F. O. B. Bridgeboro 
Hayes. Boy Troopers on the Trail 
London. The House of Pride 
London. Tales of the Fish Patrol 
Miller. The Linger Nots and the Valley Feud 
Miller. The Linger Nots and the Mystery House 
Miller. The Linger Nots and the Golden Quest 
Hill. Exit Betty 
Hill. Cloudy Jewel 
Penrose. Radio Girls of Rose Lawn 
Penrose. Radio Girls on the Program 
Penrose. Radio Girls on Station Island 
Wyman. Golden Boys and Their Electric Cell 
" " At the Fortress 
" " In the Maine Woods 

With the Lumber Jacks 
On the River Drive 
Rescued by Radio 
Along the Alagash 
LaBelle. Ranger Boys to the Rescue 



3432 
3433 
3434 
3435 
3436 
3437 
3438 
3439 
3440 
3441 
3442 
3443 
3444 
3445 
3446 
3447 
3448 
3449 
3450 
3451 
3452 
3453 
3454 
3455 
3456 
3457 
3458 
3459 
3460 
3461 
3462 
3463 
3464 
3465 
3466 



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" Find the Hermit 3467 

and the Border Smugglers 3468 

" " " Outwit the Timber Thieves 3469 

" and Their Reward 3470 

Hayes. Boy Troopers in the Northwest 3473 

Hayes. Boy Troopers on Duty 3474 

Hayes. Boy Troopers Among the Mountaineers 3475 

Wells. Dick and Dolly 3476 

*Wells. Dick and Dolly Adventures 3477 

Cory. Little Jack Rabbit's Adventures 3478 

and Danny Fox 3479 

and the Squirrel Brothers 3480 

and the Chippy Chipmunk 3481 

" " " " and the Big Brown Bear 3482 

and Professor Crow 3483 

and Mr. Wicked Wolf 3484 

Lutz. Dawn of the Morning 3485 

Wodehouse. Three Men and a Maid 3486 

Wright. Helen of the Old House 3487 

Bower. Cash Ryan 3488 

Footner. The Substitute Millionaire 3489 

Tupper. The House of Five Swords 3490 

Day. When Egypt Went Broke 3491 

Dell. The Top of the World 3492 

Hankins. The Jubilee Girl 3493 

iBindloss. The Wilderness Mine 3494 

Wilson. The Spenders 3495 

Rowland. The Peddler 3496 

Quick. The Hawkeye 3497 

White. On Tiptoe 3498 

Buck. The Roof Tree 3499 

Oemler. The Purple Heights ; 3500 

Whitehill. Janet, a Twin 3501 

Phyllis, a Twin 3502 

" The Twins in the West 3503 



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The Twins in the South 3504 

The Twin's Summer Vacation "3505 

The Twins and Tommy, Jr. 3506 



Town Warrant 



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
Hampshire, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Prescott in th^ 
County of Hampshire, Greeting! 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are 
hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of said Town, 
qualified to vote in elections and in Town affairs, to meet at the? 
Town Hall in said Prescott on Monday, the fourth day of Febru- 
ary next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to act ori 
the fo] lowing articles :- 

Art. 1. To choose a moderator to preside at said meeting. 

Art. 2. To receive the reports of the town officers, and act 
thereon. ) 

Art. 3. To choose all necessary town officers for the year en- 
suing town clerk, town treasurer, three 1 selectmen for the term of 
one year ; one assessor for the term of three years ; one school com 
mittee for the term of three years, one auditor for term of onei 
year, tree warden for term of one year, collector of taxes for term 
of one year, two or more constables for term of one year, on^ 
trustee of Wright fund for term of three years. 

Art. 4. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary to 
defray town charges the ensuing year, and make appropriation 
for the same. 



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Art. 5. To see if the town will vote to authorize the treasurer, 
with the approval of the selectmen, to borrow money from time to 
time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year begin- 
ning January 1st, 1924, and to issue a note or notes therefor, pay- 
able within one year, any debt or debts incurred under this vote 
to be paid from the revenue of the said financial year. 

Art. 6. To see what disposition the town will make of the 
money arising from the dog fund, or act thereon. 

Art. 7 To determine the manner of collecting taxes for the 
ensuing year, or act thereon. 

Art. 8. To see if the town will vote to build a section of road 
on the Allen road, under the small town act, beginning at thd 
end of the improved road near the Lilly pond, and appropriate a 
sum of money for the same, or act thereon. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will vote to appropriate fifty dol- 
lars for the support of the Hampshire Trustees for County Aid 
to Agriculture, and elect a director of that organization, as per 
Chapter 272, Acts of 1918, or act thereon. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will vote to accept the sum of one 
hundred dollars, the income to be used for the care of Mr. Walter 
Shaw's cemetery lot at Pine Grove cemetery, or act thereon. 

Art. 11. To see if the town will vote to accept the sum of one 
hundred dollars, the income to be used for the care of John F. 
Aiken cemetery lot at the Town House cemetery. 

Art. 12. To vote Yes or No: Shall licenses be granted for the 
sale of beverages containing not less than one-half of one per 
cent, or more than two and three-quarters per cent, of alcohol, in 
this tcwn. 

Art. 13. To see if the town will vote to paint the cemetery 
fence, east part of town, and appropriate for same, or act thereon. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant, by posting up at- 
tested copies thereof at the Town Hall and one at the Prescott 
Post Office and one at North Prescott Post Office in said town, 
seven days at least before the time of holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this warrant, with 



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your doings thereon, to the town clerk, at the time and place of 
meeting, as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this seventh day of January in the v 
of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-four. 

WALTER M. WAUGH 
ELLIS A. THAYER 
FRED W. DOUBLEDAY 

Selectmen of Prescott 



Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town of Prescott 



) r lUiQj^b, 



FOR THK YEAR 



1924 



Belchertown, Mass. 

Press of Lewis H. Blackmer 

1925 



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! S£, 8UST0IV 



/n&ss 

Cities 



Report of Selectmen 



Paid State Aid 




$90.00 


Soldiers' Relief 




183.87 


TOWN OFFICERS 






Paid M. E. Chapin, Tax Collector 


$65.00 




W. H. Jones, Tree Warden 


4.25 




C. C. Tinkey, Constable 


24.00 




F. A. Griswold, Sealer of Weights 


10.00 




F. D. Doubleday, Selectman 


8.00 




F. W. Doubleday, Assessor 


21.00 




F. W. Doubleday, Registrar 


2.00 




E. A. Thayer, Selectman 


10.00 




H. D. Peirce, Auditor 


5.00 




H. D. Peirce, Teller 


2.00 




Harry A. Upton, Teller 


2.00 




F. D. Chamberlain, Constable 


2.50 




F. J. Currier, Ballot Clerk 


7.50 




M. E. Chapin, Ballot Clerk 


7.50 




W. M. Waugh, Assessor 


35.00 




W. M. Waugh, Selectman 


30.00 




F. R. Allen, Town Clerk 


25.00 




F. R. Allen, Treasurer 


75.00 




F. R. Allen, Registrar 


8.00 


343.75 


Appropriation 




350.00 



SNOW BILLS 






Paid F. A. Pettingill 


$4.00 




W. M. Tourtellotte 


4.50 




Will Downer 


3.60 




E. C. O'Brien 


4.50 




Lorenzo Patterson 


2.75 




Milton Patterson 


3.40 




Oscar Brown 


2.00 




Ernest Brown 


1.00 




A. P. Hannum 


2.00 




J. 0. Hanson 


.87 




M. H. Stanley 


1.00 




A. H. Gross 


2.00 




E. P. Mitchell 


4.20 




F. W. Doubleday 


2.40 


38.22 


Appropriation 




200.00 


MOTH WORK 






Paid C. C. Tinkey 


$53.50 




A. L. Barnes 


44.00 




W. H. Jones 


28.00 




Leroy M. Peirce 


20.00 




H. D. Peirce 
Appiopriation 


12.00 
131.00 


157.50 


Moth tax 


97.00 


228.00 


Balance 




70.50 



HIGHWAY ACCOUNT 

Selectmen's orders 

HIGHWAY BRIDGE ACCOUNT 
Selectmen's orders 
Appropriation 

FOREST FIRE ACCOUNT 
at Vaughn Place 
Paid F. J. Currier $0.75 



$3,899.68 

132.39 
150.00 



Frank A. Bowen 


75 


W. M. Waugh and man and boys 


3.00 


Lorenzo Patterson 


1.50 


C. E. and A. P. Hannum 


1.50 


Lewis Nelson and men 


5.50 


C. C. Tinkey 


2.00 


W. H. Jones 


1.00 


Miner and Clyde Powers 


1.50 


M. F. Brown 


.50 


F. W. Doubleday 


1.00 21.50 


Rec'd from Mr. Greenwood 


21.50 


Appropriation 


100.00 


STATE HIGHWAY ACCOUNT 


Paid F. W. Doubleday, man and team 


$56.00 


A. H. Gross 


64.50 


Fred Wendemuth 


196.00 


Milton Patterson 


27.00 


William Downer 


55.50 


Oscar Brown 


7.50 


F. R. Allen 


224.00 


Lyman Allen 


6.00 


W. M. Waugh and man and team . 


426.00 


Lorenzo Patterson 


114.00 


E. P. Mitchell 


134.00 


Herman Wendemuth 


142.00 


R. A. Newbury 


138.50 


L. A. Upton 


142.00 


Ed. Howes 


4.00 


F. H. Vaughn, cement 


49:50 


Geo. R. Carpenter, dynamite 


30.00 


New England Culvert Co. 


26.00 


W^aldo Bros. & Bond, steel 


23.08 


Harry Upton, gravel 


10.00 


C. S. Wheeler Co., picks, wire, handles 


9.20 



1.00 




7.00 




5.00 




.60 




6.00 


1,904.38 


$400.00 




1,000.00 




500.00 


1,900.00 



F. J. Currier, handles 

C. W. Brown, sharpening tools 

W. M. Waugh, lumber and cash paid 

H. D. Peirce, nails 

Geo. T. Waugh, trucking 

Town appropriation 

State appropriation 

County appropriation 



Paid from Contingent fund 4.38 

MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

Paid Mrs. W. M. Waugh, copying valuation $4.00 

Lewis H. Blackmer, printing reports 75.60 

James D. Kimball Co., treasurer's bond 8.00 

P. B. Murphy, assessors' supplies 4.50 

M. E. Chapin, inspection animals 32.80 

C. H. Chase, transfers real estate 5.60 

Minot Printing Co.. highway notices 6.16 

Hobbs and Warren, tax book 2.06 

M. E. Chapin, postage 7.82 

James D. Kimball Co.. collector's bond 20.00 

Lewis H. Blackmer, tax bills 4.48 

C. W. Berry, mowing town house yard 2.00 

Davol Printing House, registration posters 1.75 

Wakefield Daily Item, moth notices 2.75 

Ida M. Waugh, mailing moth notices 3.00 

F. A. Griswold, care town house 3.00 

F. W. Doubleday, wood, town house 3.50 

H. D. Peirce, Justice's fees 4.50 

F. R. Allen, meeting town clerks 5.00 

State Road appropriation overdrawn 4.38 

M. E. Chapin, inspector meat 32.60 

W. M. Waugh, postage and telephone 12.72 

Certification town notes 4.00 



Town Clerk's supplies 16.20 



266.42 
Appropriation 250.00 

Rec'd from state on account of animals' inspection 16.40 



266.40 



ASSESSORS' ORDERS AND BILLS PAID BY VOTE OF 

THE TOWN 

Paid State tax $500.00 

County tax 706.75 

Abatement of tax 15.00 

Library appropriation 25.00 

Dog" fund to library 43.86 

County Aid to Agriculture 50.00 

Orange Savings Bank, note 2,000.00 

Oranp-e Savings Bank, interest 50.00 

W. M. Waugh, town note 1,000.00 

W. M. Waugh, interest 55.00 

Insurance on Sealer's cabinet 29.04 4,474.65 

RECAPITULATIONS 

Paid town officers $343.75 

Soldiers' Relief 183.87 

State Aid 90.00 

Support of Poor 238.99 

Miscellaneous account 266.42 
Assessors' orders and accounts paid 

by vote of the town 4,474.65 

Hig-hway account 3,899.68 

Highway bridges 132.39 

State road 1,900.00 

Forest fire 21,50 

Snow bills 38.22 

Moth work 157.50 11,746.97 



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RESOURCES 

Due on 1924 tax $1,090.64 

Due on 1924 tax, interest 16.72 

Due from state aid account 90.00 

Cash in hands of treasurer 1,570.81 

Due from state, account highways 149.76 

Special fund, Chap. 480, Acts 1924 161.23 3,079.16 

LIABILITIES 

Due tax collector, 1924 tax 65.00 

W. M. Waugh, Overseer of Poor, 1924 10.00 

W. M. Waugh, Registrar, 1924 8.00 
W. M. Waugh, town note 1,200.00 

W. M. Waugh, interest on note 10.00 
Vaughn, Esty Clark and brother, 

Armstrong case 65.80 

F. R. Allen, Assessor, 1924 ' 35.00 1,393.80 

W. M. WAUGH 

E. A. THAYER 

F. W. DOUBLEDAY 

Selectmen 






List of Jurors 



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Jan. 1, 1925 




Harrison D. Peirce 


Farmer 


Allie L. Barnes 


Laborer 


Leighton A. Upton 


Farmer 


Frank R. Allen 


Farmer 


George T. Waugh 


Farmer 


Willie M. Tourtellotte 


Farmer 


Hermon R. Wendemuth 


Farmer 


W. M. WAUGH 




,-■ E. A. THAYER 




• ¥. W. DOUBLEDAY 




Selectmen 


Dec. 31, 1924 


1 i 



Report of Overseers of Poor 



Paid support of poor 
Appropriation 



W. M. WAUGH 

E. A. THAYER 

F. W. DOUBLEDAY 



$238.99 
350.00 



Overseers of Poor 



Report of Treasurer 



To the Citizens of Prescott\ 

Receipts 

Cash on hand Jan. 1, 1924 $216.53 

M. E. Chapin, Coll. 1923 taxes 579.00 

Johnson cemetery fund, 1923 acct. 9.00 

Woods " '■' " 75 

Paige " " " 3.50 

Briggs " " " 2.00 

Gilbert & Grover cemetery fund, 1923 acct. 3.50 

Jennison cemetery fund, 1923 acct. 8.00 

Whitaker " " " 1.50 

Haskins " " " 5.00 

Webber " " " 6.00 

Cowan " " " 2.00 

State Treasurer, income tax 1922 11.67 

Income tax 1923 52.50 

Corporation tax 1923 20.76 

Corporation business 26.72 

Civilian war poll taxes returned 18.00 

Mass. school fund 1,632.86 

Inspection of animals refunded 16.40 

Tuition of children 997.17 

Tuition of children 700.96 

School superintendent refund 362.51 

Income tax 1924 8*6. $Q 



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National Bank tax 12.11 

State aid 144.00 

Soldiers' exemption 16.98 

Surplus war bonus funds 161.23 

County Treasurer, dog fund returned 43.86 

wild cat bounty 10.00 

repairs on Allen road 500.00 

B. F. Aiken cemetery fund 100.00 

Boston and Albany R. R., acct. forest fire 1923 29.00 

E. A. Thayer, auctioneer's licenses 4.00 

W. M. Waugh, note No. 10 1,200.00 

R. R. Greenwood, acct. forest fire 26.25 

Orange Savings Bank, note No. 11 2,000.00 

District Court fines returned 100.00 

M. E. Chapin, cost notices collected 5.20 

Rebate on collector's bond 10.00 

W. M. Waugh, Blinn case reimbursement 7.00 

State Treasurer, tuition of children 140.80 

Interest on deposits, National bank 25.73 

State Treasurer, acct. of highways 3,775.00 

M. E. Chapin, coll. 1924 taxes 5.342.73 

Haskins cemetery fund 1924 5.75 

Whiraker " " 3.25 

Aiken " " 2.00 

Jennison " " 4.00 

Johnson " • " 1.50 

Gilbert and Grover cemetery fund 1924 5.25 

Woods cemetery fund 1924 2.75 

Briggs " " 6.50 

Paige " " 2.00 

Webber ' " 2.50 

Cowan " " 2.00 

Check No. 1433 returned unclaimed .87 

Total receipts $19,235.09 



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Expenditures 




Selectmen's orders 


$11,746.9; 


School orders : 


5,612.80 


Cemetery commissioners orders 


43.50 


Birth and death returns 


1.25 


Wild cat bounties 


10.00 


Athol Savings Bank, Aiken cemetery fund 


100.00 


Total expense 


$17,514.52 


Cash on hand to balance 


1,720.57 



Report of Town Clerk 



BIRTHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1924 



Date 



Name 



Parents 



Jan. 5 Elvie Brown 

Feb. 2 Rosie Annie Korney 



Carl W. Brown 

Bessie Currier . 

John Korney >' 

Annie Wychyporuk 
May 21 Charles Walter Haskins Albert M. Haskins 

Maud E. S wetland 
Apr. 7 Frances Elizabeth Griswold M. Algie Griswold 

Olive/ Smith 
June 16 Philip Walter Waugh George T. Waugh 

Rosa Currier 

MARRIAGES RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1924 



Date 


Name 


Age 


Residence 


Place 


May 10 


Alva B. Flagg 


24 


New Salem 


Prescott 




Rachel E. Allen 


17 


New Salem 




June 15 


Matthew Taylor 


22 


Prescott 


Springfield 




Irene Viola White 


19 


Springfield 




June 23 


Horace E. Laird 


20 


Hampden 


Prescott 




Ruth Hunter Smith 


23 


Springfield 





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June 28 Arthur Stephen Hubbard 26 Quincy Prescott 

Gladys Roxanna Brown 29 Watertown 

Oct. 25 Raymond E'. Lego 25 Greenwich Dana 

Celia L.Whitaker 35 Prescott 



DEATHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1924 
Date Name 

Jan. 1 Eliza A. Gould 
Jan. 20 Lura Burroughs 
Mar. 2 Sherrod Barker 
May 10 Hannah Upton Haskins 
Sept. 21 Harry L. Vaughn 





Age 


Plac 


yr. 


mo. dy. 




87 


2 23 


Prescott 


78 


9 29 


Prescott 


79 


5 21 


Prescott 


87 


9 23 


Prescott 


53 




Monson 



FRANK R. ALLEN, Town Clerk 



Report of Cemetery Commissioners 



To the Citizens of Prescott: 
Received town appropriation 

from Haskins fund 

from Gilbert & Grover fund 

from Johnson fund 

from Woods fund 

from Whitaker fund 

from Briggs fund 

from B. F. Aiken fund 

from Paige fund 

from Eliza Jennison fund 

from Webber fund 

from Cowan fund 

Expended general care of cemetries 
Expended from special funds 

Balance $19.50 

WALTER M. WAUGH 
HOWARD I. SHAW 
FRANK R. ALLEN 

Cemetery Commissioners of Prescott 



$25.00 




5.75 




5.25 




1.50 




275 




3.25 


• 


6.50 


* 


2.00 




2.00 




4.00 




2.50 




2.00 


$62.50 


$5.50 




37.50 


43.00 



Report of Superintendent of Roads 



LABOR IN 1924 






Paid Ellis A. Thayer 


$434.40 




Fred W. Doubleday, with team 


540.00 




Walter M. Waugh, with team 


40.00 


£* S -C 


Harry A. Reed, with team 


227.00. 




Charles H. Grout, with team 


257.00 




Leroy M. Peiree, with tractor 


678.00 




William H. Jones 


365.75 




Charles C. Tinkey 


246.50 




Whitney 0. Haskins 


333.25 


■ i, - 


Algie M. Griswold 


164.50 




Harold E. Grout 


120.75 




Robert A. Newbury 


150.00 




Arthur H. Gross 


54.50 




Allie L. Barnes 


51.00 




Oren A. Jones 


2.60 


3,665.25 


MATERIAL LIST 




- 


New England Metal Culvert Co., for 10 


. 




Armco culverts 


$191.92 




Fred W. Doubleday, cartage of culverts 


5.00 




Austin B. Gross, scraper wheels 


5.00 




Charles S. Wheeler & Co. , for tools (picks, 






handles and oil) 


5.06 





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Carl W. Brown, repairs on scraper and 

sharpening tools 6.55 

Ellis A. Thayer, cash paid on sharpening 
tools 

Lillie S. F. Browne for gravel 

Fred M. Thresher for gravel 

Myra Lincoln for gravel 

Algie M. Griswold for gravel 

Henry W. Goodman for gravel 

Total cost 
State appropriation 
Town appropriation 
Total cost 

Balance $0.32 

WORK ON BRIDGES 1924 



2.90 




2.80 




1.40 




2.00 




10.00 




1.80 


234.43 




$3,899.68 


$2,925.00 




975.00 


3,900.00 




3,899.68 



Paid Ellis A. Thayer, labor 


$12.00 




Whitney O. Haskins, with team 


13.50 




Fred W. Doubleday, with team 


8.00 




William H. Jones, labor 


2.00 


35.50 


MATERIAL LIST 






Paid Ellis A. Thayer, for timbers 


$7.00 




Fred W. Doubleday, for plank 


53.87 




Louis A. Nelson, for timbers 


15.52 


- 


Harrison D. Peirce, for plank 


19.80 




Charles S. Wheeler & Co. for spikes 


.70 


96.89 


Total cost 


$132.39 


Town appropriation 




150.00 


Expenditures 




132.39 


Balance 


$17.61 


ELLIS A. THAYER, 


Sufi, of Road, 


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Report of Auditor 



I have examined the accounts of the several town officers and 
find them correct with a balance in the hands of the Treasurer or 
$1,721.57. 

HARRISON D. PEIRCE, Auditor 
Dec. 31, 1924. 



Annual Report 

OF THE 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



OF 



PRESCOTT, MASS. 

For the Fiscal Year Ending Dec. 31,1 924 



ORGANIZATION 

School Committee 

ELLIS A. THAYER 

FRED W. DOUBLEDAY, Sec. 

MYRON E. CHAPIN, Chairman 



Superintendent 



ARTHUR W. SMITH 



Music Supervisor 
GENEVIEVE H. GALE 



Term expires 1927 
Term expires 1925 
Term expires 1926 



North Dana 



North Dana 



School Physician 
J. C. FEINDEL, M. D. 

School Nurse 
MRS. EDNA C. SMITH, R. N. 



North Dana 



Petersham 



Attendance Officers 

FRED D. CHAMBERLAIN 
CHARLES C. TINKEY 



Report of School Committee 



To the Citizens of Prescott'. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

RECEIPTS 



Town appropriation 


$5,500.00 




Appropriation for repairs 


200.00 


$5,700.00 


EXPENDITURES 






School committee pay and other expenses 


$84.27 




Superintendent, salary and other expenses 


566.04 




Music supervisor, salary 


72.00 




Teachers' salaries 


2,700.00 


.' 


Text books 


78.36 




Supplies for instruction 


111.31 




Janitors 


130.00; 




Fuel 


93.60 




Miscellaneous 


120.49 




Repairs 


201.80 




Promotion of health 


135.50 




Transportation 


885.85 




Tuition 


433.58 


5,612.80 



Balance returned to treasurer $87.20 



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ITEMIZED EXPENSES 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Ellis A. Thayer, pay $7.00 

Fred W. Doubleday, pay 3.00 

Myron E. Chapin, pay 35.00 

Myron E. Chapin, census 6.00 

Secretary, postage, etc. 1.20 

Secretary supplies 6.87 

Portion of 1923 town report 25.20 $84.27 

SUPERINTENDENT 

Salary $468.72 

Other expenses 97.32 566.04 

MUSIC SUPERVISOR 

Clara W. Whitaker, salary $24.00 

Genevieve H. Gale, salary 48.00 72.00 

TEACHERS 

Marion E. Kelley t $950.00 

Fanny G. Thayer 923.60 

Lura S. Hall 463.16 

Gertrude M. Hanson 336.84 

Hannah T. Craven 26.40 2,700.00 

TEXT BOOKS 

Benj. H. Sanborn & Co. $9.77 

The Macmillan Co. 15.53 

Ginn & Co. 16.18 

World Book Co. 2.16 

A. N. Palmer Co. 2.06 

American Book Co. 4.45 

Lyons & Carnahan 4.15 

Laidlaw Bros. 5.04 

Silver, Burdett & Co. ,82 

World Book Co. 18.20 78.36 



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SUPPLIES FOR INSTRUCTION 

J. L. Hammett Co. #79.38 

Bay Path Institute 2.52 

Edwin E. Babb & Co. 11.90 

Athol Transcript 6.08 

Martin Diploma Co. 1.50 

Milton Bradley Co. 8.22 

A. W. Smith 171 111.31 

JANITORS 

Ida M. Waugh $52.00 

Fred W, Doubleday, Jr. 33.00 

Arthur B. Adams 16.00 

Mildred Tinkey 6.00 

Victoria Smczek 23.00 • 130.00 

FUEL 

F. A. Pettengill, 12 cords wood $84.00 

H. D. Peirce, sawing wood 9.60 93.60 

Insurance . $24.50 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Chas. S. Wheeler & Co. 6.15 

j. L. Halbert, chairs 13.50 

L. H. Blackmer, printing 2.55 

C. F. Paige & Co., mdse. 1.79 

F. R. Allen, team 8.00 

M. E. Chapin, labor 26.25 

Lula J. LTpton, housecleaning 4.00 

Lula J. Upton, repairing flags 2.00 

Mrs. Andrew Johnson, housecleaning 5.00 

Fred W. Doubleday, team and labor 7.00 

Lyman Allen, housing wood 4.00 

Brown Bros., housing wood 4.00 

Arthur Adams, housing wood 4.00 

M. E. Chapin, labor and material 7.75 120.49 



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REPAIRS 

W. W. Woodward, material for ceiling $29.40 
Fred H. Vaughn, shingle 77.00 

Geo. T. Waugh, transfer 6.65 

M. E. Chapin, labor 40.00 

H. D. Peirce, labor and material 48.75 201.80 

PROMOTION OF HEALTH 
Dr. J. C. Feindel $35.50 

Petersham Nursing Association 100.00 135.50 

HIGH SCHOOL TUITION 
Chicopee $160.00 

New Salem 200.00 

Fitchburg 55.00 415.00 

ELEMENTARY TUITION 
Dana 18.58 

HIGH SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION 
W. M. Waugh $140.80 

F. D. Chamberlain 131.20 

I. R. Allen 76.80 

E. P. Mitchell 77.60 426.40 

ELEMENTARY TRANSPORTATION 
Austin B. Gross ' 459.45 

Respectfuly submitted, 

MYRON E. CHAPIN, Chairman 



School Calendar 



1925 

January 5 — March 13 

Vacation two weeks 
March 30— June 19 

Summer vacation 

September 8, Tuesday. All teachers will meet with the superin- 
tendent at North Dana at 10.30 a. m. 

September 9, Wednesday — December 22, Tuesday 

Christmas vacation 

1926 

January 6, Wednesday — March 19, Friday 

Vacation two weeks 
April 5. Monday — June 25, Friday 

Schools will not be in session on holidays. A holiday occur- 
ring on Sunday will be observed by closing schools on the next 
Monday. The schools will remain closed from the noon of the 
Wednesday just before Thanksgiving until the next Monday. 

January 1, February 22, April 19, May 30, July 4, first Mon- 
day in September, and October 12, are holidays. 



Report of Superintendent of Schools 



To the School Committee : 

The No. 3 building has been much improved by the putting up 
of the paneled beaver board ceiling, and the placing of the large, 
hyloplate black-board on the front wall. 

The stove should be high -jacketed and set in the north-west 
corner of the room, and the seats turned to face the north. By 
placing the present two rear windows on the west side, most of the 
light would enter at the left of the pupils. 

The raised platform now has no use and were better removed. 

A new outhouse is needed. It should be so constructed and 
connected with main building that walking half around the build- 
ing in cold and slush would not be necessary. 

An improvement could be made at the No. 2 school by placing 
the stove in a high, curved-top jacket in the north-west corner of 
the room, and retain the present seat facing. The windows on the 
east side could be banked on the west side and thus cross lights 
avoided. 

The wooden black-boards on front and east sides should be re- 
placed by slate or hyloplate boards. 

At the No. 4 school, the desks may be faced toward the west, 
and the stove within a high jacket be set in the north-west corner 
without using near the length of stove pipe now used. Then in- 
stall slate or hyloplate black-boards. 

I suggest the following as being common needs of all the 



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schools. 

White ceilings with cream or other light color for the walls. 

Light, semi-transparent, tough, adjustable shades to replace 
the present green opaque shades that so easily become cracked 
and torn. 

The desks and seats should be adjustable or movable or both. 

Wells with pumps that are so constructed that bother from 
freezing is not likely. A school building without water easily at 
hand is hardly in consistent keeping with the daily teaching oi 
sanitation. 

The light admitting area should be from one-sixth to one-nfth 
the floor area. 

Floor oil in use would keep down the dust. 

Either slate or hyloplate black-boards are needed. Slate is 
cheaper in the long run since it will not wear out in a life time. 

With little or nothing done as we go along, the physical needs 
of the school plants accumulate. Material wears out ; new know- 
ledge requires re-adjustment of pupils and environment. 

Mrs. Clara W. Whitaker, our excellent supervisor of music for 
several years, resigned last April, but continued her helpfulness 
to the teacher until June. 

Beginning with the fall term, we have had the services of Miss 
Genevieve H. Gale as music supr visor. She is a graduate of Bos- 
ton Conservatory of Music, public school course. She gave priv- 
ate lessons on the piano before going to Boston. 

With her guidance we have put in the Music Education Series 
published by Ginn & Company. Only the lower grade books will 
be used at first. This series of books just issued emphasizes the 
best ideas of present day school music. 

The drawing in the schools is done under the guidance of an art 
set provided for each teacher, and the interest, ability, and initia- 
tive of the teacher herself in the course. With additional outlines, 
we hope to do better next year. 

"First Lessons in Geography," by Knowlton, has displaced in 
the third grade a book that has been in use for many years. 



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Another course in which a change has been made is Arithmetic. 
With the idea of having our eighth grade pupils better fitted 
mathematically to enter high school, we have introduced into the 
grammar grades Schooling's and Clark's Modern Mathematics. 
These books touch upon elementary algebra and elementary ge- 
ometry and other topics in a way that demands more pupil think- 
ing and doing than the ordinary arithmetics. The third book, 
Modern Algebra, we have at New Salem Academy, so that the 
transition from the elementary schools to high school is more easy 
mathematically. The three books form what is called a junior 
high school series. 

The one report and the lack of reports received from the teach- 
ers would indicate that not much interest was shown in the obser- 
vance of Education Week last November. 

There is no serious disciplinary problem in the schools. The 
teachers are doing well, so are most of the pupils. 

We must look forward to an increase of salary for the teachers. 
The superintendent could not fill the positions of our two senior 
teachers, should they resign, with as good teachers for less than 
eleven hundred dollars each. For teachers at No. 2, we shall have 
to pay more than we have been paying, if we have what should be 
there. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ARTHUR W. SMITH, 

Superintendent of Schools 



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CENSUS APRIL 1, 1924 

Boys Girls Totals 

5 years old and under 7 4 15 

7 years old and under 14 26 12 38 

14 years old and under 16 3 3 6 

33 16 49 

Illiterate minors 16 years or over and under 21, none. 

TESTS OF SIGHT AND HEARING, OCT. 1924 

Number pupils enrolled 42 

Number pupils defective in eyesight 2 

Number pupils defective in hearing 

Number of parents or guardians notified 

GRAMMAR SCHOOL GRADUATES, JUNE, 1924 
Donald Whiting Bliss 
Frances Belle Pettengill 



Report of School Nurse 



The Superintendent of Schools, 
Prescott, Mass. • , 

Dear Sir:- 

I herewith submit to you the following report on the nursing 
and health activities in the Prescott schools from April 21st to 
December 31st, 1924. 

Number of visits to schools . 11 

Number of pupils examined with school physician 42 

Pupils with defects 20 

Defects classified as follows: teeth 11, throat 1, glands 1, feet 

5, heart 2, lungs 1, spine 2, underweight 4. 
Number of pupils weighed and measured twice 43 

Home visits made in connection with school work 31 

I wish to thank the Superintendent of Schools, the teachers and 
parents for the way they have co-operated with me during the past 
year. 

Very truly, 

EDNA C. SMITH, R. N. 



Report of Supervisor of Music 



To the Superintendent of Schools : 

I hereby submit my first report as Supervisor of Music in the 
public schools in the town of Prescott. 

In presenting music to the children, there are two real aims to 
be accomplished. One, to be able to sing music at sight, and to 
learn to listen to good music. 

The primary grades have been taught Rote songs from the new 
books, "Songs of Childhood." . These songs are a great help to 
the pupils in enabling them to read music more readily. The 
print is easily read and the notes are large. It is hoped that as 
soon as possible, the other grades will have the new series. The 
singing games for the rhythm have also accomplished a great 
deal. 

In the Intermediate grades, we have emphasized mostly the 
sight singing and sight reading. A great deal has been accom- 
plished this year in one of the schools. Very few songs have been 
learned from rote. 

In one of the schools the purchase of a new Victrola has aided 
the pupils to learn to listen to music. We have note books for 
Music Appreciation, in which we note some of the musicians of 
the present time, composers, and the study of the various instru- 
ments of the orchestra. 

There have been only a few pupils in the upper grades to sing 
two-part music, therefore the songs have been sung in unison 



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mostly. 

Another phase of interest in music is the articles which are 
brought in from the newspapers and magazines about the artists 
and orchestras. These are put upon the bulletin board each week. 
The pupils find no end of enjoyment in getting these articles for 
music in schools. 

There is one thing I am hoping to see in all the schools oi 
Prescott and that is a Victrola. In order to make our apprecia- 
tion course more easily understood, we must hear the various in- 
struments in order to know how they should sound as a solo in- 
strument and in unison with the other instruments. 

I have found a great deal of talent in one of the schools ; also 
that a number have been greatly helped by the singing in tht 
schools. Heretofore, a number of pupils were unable to sing a 
givei. tone, as their ability was latent. 

It is at this time that I wish to thank all the teachers for their 
hearty co-operation in music teaching, for little could be accom- 
plished without the work done by them. 

Respectfuly submitted, 

GENEVIEVE H. GALE, 

Supervisor of Music 



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Report of Library Trustees 



The trustees of the Free Public Library present the following 
report : 

Ninety-seven titles have been added to the catalog this year, 
including gifts of sixty-one titles from the Springfield Library 
and thirty-six titles from the Department of Education. The 
Travelling Library has been greatly appreciated. 

Five magazines, National Geographic Magazine, World's 
Work, Popular Mechanics, St. Nicholas, Dumb Animals and 
Farm and Garden, are available to any one at the Main Library 
room. 

1,645 books have been loaned during the year, 334 from the 
Main Library, 507 from the North Prescott branch and 804 from 
the Hill branch. We desire to express our thanks to all friends 
who have aided us in any way. 

The trustee whose term will expire is Elsie M. Thresher. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

RECEIPTS 

Balance from last year $11.43 

Town appropriation 25.00 

Dog fund 43.86 $80.29 

Balance on hand $80.29 

EDWIN P. MITCHELL 
FANNY GOULD THAYER 
ELSIE M. THRESHER 



To either of the Constables of the Town of Prescott in the 

County of Hampshire, Greeting; 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are 

hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of said Town, 

qualified to vote in elections and in Town affairs, to meet at the 

Town Hall in said Prescott on Monday, the second day of Febru- 
ary next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to act on 
the following 1 articles :- 

Art. 1. To choose a moderator to preside at said meeting. 

Art. 2. To receive the reports of the town officers, and act 
thereon. 

Art. 3. To choose all necessary town officers for the year en- 
suing town clerk, town treasurer, three selectmen for the term of 
one year ; one assessor for the term of three years ; one school com 
mittee for the term of three years, one auditor for term of ond 
year, tree warden for term of one year, collector of taxes for term 
of one year, two or more constables for term of one year, on^ 
trustee of Wright fund for term of three years and one for term 
of one year. 

Art. 4. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary ta 
defray town charges the ensuing year, and make appropriation 
for the same. 

Art. 5. To see if the town will vote to authorize the treasurer, 
with the approval of the selectmen, to borrow money from time to 



37 



time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year begin- 
ning January 1st, 1925, and to issue a note or notes therefor, pay- 
able within one year, any debt or debts incurred under this vote 
to be paid from the revenue of the said financial year. 

Art. 6. To see what disposition the town will make of the 
money arising from the dog fund, or act thereon. 

Art. 7. To determine the manner of collecting taxes for the 
ensuing year, or act thereon. 

Art. 8. To see if the town will vote to paint the cemetery 
fence, east part of town, and appropriate for same, or act thereon. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will vote to build a section of road 
on the Allen road, under the small town act, beginning at the! 
end of the 1924 improved road, and appropriate a sum of money 
for the same or act thereon. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will vote to appropriate fifty dol- 
lars for the support of the Hampshire Trustees for County Aid 
to Agriculture, and elect a director of that organization, as per 
Chapter 272, Acts of 1918, or act thereon. 

Art. 11. To see if the town will vote to authorize their treas- 
urer to credit M. E. Chapin, Tax Collector, the amount of town 
money he was robbed of, and appropriate twenty dollars for the 
same or act thereon. 

Art. 12. To vote Yes or No: Shall licenses be granted for the 
sale of beverages containing not less than one-half of one per 
cent, or more than two and three-quarters per cent, of alcohol, in 
this tcwn. 

Art. 13. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum of 
money to help build a Fire Lookout station on Shutesbury Hill, 
or act thereon. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant, by posting up at- 
tested copies thereof at the Town Hall and one at the Prescott 
Hill and one at Nortth Prescott Post Office in said town, seven 
days at least before the time of holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this warrant, With 
your doings thereon, to the town clerk, at the time and place of 



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meeting, as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this twelfth day of January in the year 
of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-five. 

WALTER M. WAUGH 
ELLIS A. THAYER 
FRED W. DOUBLEDAY 

Selectmen of Prescott 



Report of School Physician 



To the School Committee, 
Ptescott, Mass. 

1 beg to report of. having made 42 examinations of pupils at 
the beginning of this school year, with the defects as given by the 
school nurse in her report, to whom I must give credit for her ef- 
ficient assistance in making these examinations. These defects 
have been duly reported to the parents for their guidance in im- 
proving the health and school attendance. Up to the present date 
am pleased to report that nothing of serious importance has been 
called to my attention. 
Sincerely, 

J. C. FEINDEL, M.D., School Physician 



NOTE — Copy for this report was received too late for insertion 
in its proper place in the book. 



The 

Valuation and Taxes 



AND 



Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town of j^rescott uw>. 

].■ && q£ \xxjl' 

FOR THE YEAR 



1 



1925 



Bet.chertown, Mass. 

Press of Lewis H. Bi«ackmer 

1926 



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STATE HOUSE, BQ&TOg 

TOWN OFFICIALS ■ 




VALUATION AND TAXES 

OF THE 

TOWN of PRESCOTT 

April 1, 1925 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax Moth 

Abbott Milo W. (heirs or devisees) Cooley- 
ville Rd. 
house 700, barn 100, shed 25, home place 
65 a 675 28.20 .50 

1 Abbott Harry W. Cooleyville Rd. 

horse 50, cow 35; yearling 25, 16 fowls 10 4.26 

1 Allen Frank R. Allen Rd. 

5 horses 400, 25 cows 1500, two-year old 40, 
yearling 30, 70 fowls 72, other ratable es- 
tate 200, house 700, 2 barns 1000, wind 
mill 50, corn barn 25, garage 25, home 
place 175a 2850 146.80 

1 Amsden Charles S. No. Dana Rd. 

horse 50, other ratable estate 125, house 
125, barn 25, garage 25, hen house 25, 
home place 4a 75 10.46 

1 Adams Loren Kelly Hill Rd. 

2 horses 75, 6 cows 240, 2 yearlings 50, 50 
fowls 47, other ratable estate 75 11.16 

Adams Loren M. & Hattie T. Kelly Hill Rd. 
house 450, barn 150, shed 25, home place 
95a 475 20.68 1.50 



Polls 



NAME AND VALUATION 



Tax Moth 



Armstrong Jeremiah West Branch Rd. 

(exempt clause 23) 
Allen Frank R. & Waugh Walter M. 
Berry lot 40a 1650 
1 Barnes Allie L. North Prescott Rd. 
Barnes, Laura S. North Prescott Rd. 

other ratable estate 800, house 500, hen 
house 25, garage 25, home place la 25 
1 Berry Charles W. Cooleyville Rd. 

2 horses 150, 3 cows 300, 2 two-year olds 
150, 2 yearlings 75, 162 fowls 200, other 
ratable estate 125, house 700, 2 barns 500, 
shed 25, garage 25, 2 hen houses 50, home 
place 102a 1100 

1 Blake George G. Jones Rd. 

house 600, home place 50a 600, Vaughan 
lot 20a 400 
Brown L. Flora Underhill Rd. 2 horses 100, 

3 cows 150, 2 two-year olds 65, 140 fowls 
160, house 500, barn 150, hen house 
50, Powers barn 50, home place 52a 500, 
Powers place 170a 1050, Stone lot 18a 125, 
Little lot 50a 250, Gibbs lot 3a 15, Grey lot 
30a 150 

1 Brown Marshall F. Underhill Rd. 
1 Browne Arthur L. Browne Rd. 

horse 40, other ratable estate 15 
Browne Lillie S. F. Browne Rd. 

house 400, barn 200, home place 70a 600 
1 Brown Carl W. North Prescott Rd. 

stock in trade 50 



31.02 
2.00 



25.85 



.50 



65.92 1.00 



32.08 1.00 



61.38 2.00 
2.00 

3.03 

22.56 1.50 

2.94 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax Moth 



1 Brown George W. North Prescott Rd. 2.00 

Boutin Lucy P. (heirs or devisees) Under- 
bill Rd. 
house 500, barn 150, hen house 25, shop 50, 
home place 20a 375 20.68 .50 

Barker Albina C. West Prescott Rd- 
(exempt clause 23) 
house 600, barn 150, home place 3a 100 

1 Blinn Homer R. Cooleyville Rd. 

horse 50, house 100, shed 25, home place 

10a 125 7.64 

1 Beaudin John Cooleyville Rd. 

2 horses 100, cow 60, other ratable estate 
700 18.17 

Beaudin John and Rose W. Cooleyville Rd. 
house 500, barn 250, shed 50, shop 25, gar- 
age 25, home place 75a 1050 45.12 2.00 
Brainerd June Wilson 

other ratable estate 500, house 600, garage 
100, Horr land 40a 500, Caroline Horr lot 
42a 300 37.60 2.00 

1 Chamberlain Fred D. West Prescott Rd. 
2 horses 150, 9 cows 540, two-year old 40, 
32 fowls 25, other ratable estate 150, Hunt- 
er land 7a 50, Fuller land 4a 25 20.42 
Chamberlain Rosa M. West Prescott Rd. 
house 1000, barn 300, small barn 100, shed 
25, home place 78a 1300 51.23 4.00 

1 Chamberlain William F. Cooleyville Rd. 
2 horses 150, 2 cows 100, 25 fowls 16, other 
ratable estate 300, house and store 700, barn 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION TaX Moth 

100, home place 5000 ft. 10, Paige land 

101a 1200 50.46 2.00 

1 Clark Walter A. Cooleyville Rd. 

house 750, 2 barns 200, 2 sheds 100, home 

place 43a 400 29.26 .50 

1 Currier Frank J. North Prescott Rd. Horse 

40, 2 cows 120, 4 two-year olds 160, 41 

fowls 35, shop 100, land 4000 ft. 25, Has- 

kins and Johnson lot la 25, Johnson lot 18a 

125, Haskins lot 20a 300, C. G. Haskins lot 

7a 70, Baker and Darby lot la 25 21.27 .50 

Clark Jay Jr. and Helen M. Underhill Rd. 

other ratable estate 100, house 300, barn 

100, home place 5a 150 12.22 

1 Chapin Myron E. Cooleyville Rd. 

horse 40, 50 fowls 47, house 350, barn 200, 

cider mill 25, home place 50a 550 25.26 .75 

Corey Martin J. and Addie M. West Prescott 
Rd. 

3 horses 200, 9 cows 540, yearling 50, 19 

fowls 20, other ratable estate 25, house 650, 

barn 350, Holden house 150, Holden barn 

50, barn 50, home place 104a 1600, Holden 

place 4a 50, E. T. Wheeler land 100a 1000 89.02 4.00 
1 Corey Martin J. West Prescott Rd. 2.00 

1 Doubleday Fred W. Dodge Rd. 

2 horses 300, 7 cows 420, 2 two-year olds 

150, 65 fowls 65, other ratable estate 25, 

house 750, barn 300, hen house 25, garage 

25, home place 83a 1250, Abbott lot No.l 

6a 150, Abbott lot No. 2 2J^a 50 67.99 2.50 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax Moth 



Davis Isaac P. & Ethel J. West Prescott Rd. 

(exempt clause 23) 

other ratable estate 200, house 550, barn 

150, hen house 50, home place 10a 300, 

pasture lot 9a 50 
Davis Isaac P. West Prescott Rd. 

(exempt clause 23) 
1 Ewell Gersham Cooleyville Rd. 

other ratable estate 50 2.94 

1 Griswold M. Algie Wheeler Rd. 

horse 25, 2 cows 90, 2 two-year olds 75, 60 

fowls 60 6.70 

Griswold Olive J. Wheeler Rd. 

house 225, barn 150, home place 67a 525 16.92 1.00 

1 Griswold Frank A. Cooleyville Rd. 

other ratable estate 75, house 350, barn 150, 

wagon house 25, home place 40a 575 24.09 .50 

Griswold Lucy A. Cooleyville Road 

2 horses 90, 2 cows 130, yearling 20, 70 

fowls 73 . 5 89 

1 Gross Arthur H. Cooleyville Rd. 

horse 40, cow 25, other ratable estate 15, 

house 350, barn 100, home place 40a 500 21.36 .75 

1 Gross Austin B. Fish Hill Rd. 

2 horses 200, 8 cows 450, yearling 20, 40 

fowls 35, other ratable estate 40, house 400, 

barn 300, 2 sheds 50, garage 50, home place 

110a 1300 55 49 2 .00 

1 Grout Charles H. Enfield Rd. 

2 horses 225, 6 cows 300, 3 two-year olds 

125, 50 fowls 45, other ratable estate 450, 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax Moth 

house '800, barn 250, shed 25, garage 50, 

home place 75a 1000 63.48 175 

Golden Rule Grange No. 52 Cooleyville Rd. 
Grange hall and store 450, barn 100, land 
la 50 11.28 

1 Grindle Harry A. West Prescott Rd. 

3 horses 250, 8 cows 320, 2 two-year olds 

70, other ratable estate 125 16.38 

Grindle Ethel C. West Prescott Rd. 

house 700, barn 450, hen house 25, silo 100, 

home place 105a 1600 54.05 1.75 

Haskins Hannah (heirs or devisees) North 
Prescott Rd. 
house 350, barn 200, garage 25, hen house 
25, home place 7a 100 13.16 

1 Hannum Austin P. North Prescott Rd. 

3 horses 300, 10 cows 650, 2 two-year olds 
100, 2 yearlings 70, 23 fowls 14, other rat- 
able estate 50 '24.26 

Hannum A. P. and C. E. North: Prescott Rd. 
Berry land 6a 90, Aiken pasture 50a 300, 
Newell land 30a 300 12.97 

Hannum Park (heirs or devisees) North 
Prescott Rd. 
house 350, barn 350, carriage house 100, 
corn barn 50, home place 60a 1600 46.06 3.00 

1 Hannum Charles E. North Prescott Rd. 2.00 

Hastings Elizabeth F. Cooleyville Rd. 
house 600, 2 barns 400, shed 25, home place 
102a 1300 43.71 2.00 

Haskins Walter L. and Flora J. Underhill Rd. 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax Moth 

house 500, barn 150, shed 25, garage 25, 

home place 90a 1500 41.36 3.00 

1 Haskins Albert M. 

2 horses 50, 2 cows 40, 16 fowls 5, other 

ratable estate 25 4.26 

1 Hamilton John L. North Dana Rd. 2.00 

Hortie Harry J. and Mamie O. North Pres- 
cott Rd. 
2 horses 75, 2 cows 100, 250 fowls 300, 
house 250, barn 150, shed 50, corn barn 50, 
2 hen houses 50, home place 57a 900 36.19 1.00 

1 Hortie Harry J. North Prescott Rd. 2.00 

1 Haskins Whitney O. Osborne Rd. 

horse 40, 2 cows 100, 45 fowls 40, other rat- 
able estate 10, house 400, barn 200, 2 hen 
houses 100, garage 25, home place 8a 125, 
King lot 12a 150, Tourtelotte lot 2a 100 26.25 

Johnson Charles H. Enfield Rd. 

house 700, barn 350, home place 50a 1100, 

Brigham lot 25a 400 47.94 2.00 

1 Johnson Lyman S. Enfield Rd. 

2 horses 50, 5 cows 300, two-year old 25, 
yearling 20, 30 fowls 20, house 450, barn 
150, garage 25, home place 75a 1500, Ab- 
bott lot 74a 400 57.27 1.00 

1 Johnson Henry A. Enfield Rd. 

other ratable estate 100, Bartlett lot ,25a 
125, Allen lot 8>4a 50, Macomber lot 10a 
50, West Box Co. lot 8a 50 9.05 

1 Johnson Andrew Kelley Hill Rd. 

4 cows 160, yearling 30, 25 fowls 16, house 



10 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax Moth 

300, barn 100, Potter house 50, home place 

77a 1100, Potter land ^4a 5, land old place 

17a 100, Paige pasture 5a 50, Ansel John- 
son place 123a 615 49.49 3.50 
1 Johnson Guy A. Kelley 2.00 
1 Jones William H. Cooleyville Rd. 

cow 50, other ratable estate 300 8.58 

1 Johnson Fred A. Soapstone Rd. 

horse 100 3.88 

1 Kelley Eugene G. Dodge Rd. 

2 horses 150, 8 cows 400, two-year old 50, 

other ratable estate 325, house 750, barn 

500, shed 50, store house 50, carriage house 

100, home place 102a 1600, out lot 7a 50 77.67 4.00 

1 Kelley Ambrose L. Dodge Rd. 2.00 

1 Lawless Lucius S. Cooleyville Rd. 

horse 40, 2 cows 50, two-year old 30, Bish- 
op lot 44a 250 8.96 
Lawless David B. (heirs or devisees) Cooley- 
ville Rd. 

house 300, barn 75, home place 47a 650 19.27 1.50 

1 Lawless John H. North Prescott Rd. 2.00 

1 Lego Raymond E. Plain Rd. 2.00 

1 Mitchell Edwin P. Dodge Rd. 

horse 150, 2 cows 100, 380 fowls 410, other 

ratable estate 200, house 800, barn 100, old 

house 100, 2 hen houses 250, home place 21a 

450, Abbott land 8a 120, Egypt lot 10a 55, 

Pine Hill lot 45a 225 57.65 

1 MacDonald William S. Cooleyville Rd. 

other ratable estate 100 3.88 






11 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax Moth 



MacDonald Emma L. Cooleyville Rd 

house 400, barn 100, cider mill 25, hen 
house 25, shop 25, home place 20a 300 16.45 .75 

1 Newbury Robert A. Enfield Rd. 

4 cows 220, yearling 25, 40 fowls 35 7.26 

Newbury Robert A. and Eva L. Enfield Rd. 
house 550, barn 100, shed 25, home place 
la 50, Hodgkins lot 10a 200 17.39 1.75 

1 O'Brien Charles E. 2.00 

Pierce Daniel T. (heirs or devisees) North 
Prescott Rd. 
house 100, Freeman house 25, Chapin house 
200, Chapin barn 25, home place 80a 2000, 
Freeman land 4a 25, Chapin land la 25 45.12 1.50 

1 Pierce Carl M. North Prescott Rd. 

cow 35, yearling 25, 60 fowls 60, house 350, 
barn 100, home place 30a 650 24.94 1.00 

1 Pettingill Frank A. North Prescott Rd. 

other ratable estate 100 3.88 

Pettingill Flora B. North Prescott Rd. 
horse 25, cow 25, house 450, barn 500. hen 
house 25, corn barn 25, shed 50, garage 25, 
home place 80a 1050 40.89 1.00 

Pierce Ellis F. Jones Rd. 

house 350, barn 150, shed 25, home place 

74a 95 ° 27.73 1.50 

Prescott Elizabeth Plainville Rd. 

cow 40, 19 fowls 10, other ratable estate 50, 
house 350, barn 75, hen house 50, home 
place 57a 300 1 6 45 ^ 



12 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax Moth 



1 Prescott Ross E. Plainville Rd. • 2.00 

1 Peirce Harrison D. Cooleyville Rd. 

stock in trade 600, 2 cows 60, horse 50, 24 

fowls 15, other ratable estate 300, house 650, 

barn 150, gas tank and pumps 175, garage 

50, home place Yz a 25, Berry lot 12a 150, 

Titus lot 5a 50, Haskins lot 2a 25 45.24 

Peirce Harrison D. and Barnes Laura S. 

Peirce lot 28a 200 376 

1 Patterson Lorenzo North Prescott Rd. 

horse 25, 4 cows 200, two-year old 35, year- 
ling 25, 84 fowls 70, other ratable estate 5, 

house 450, barn 150, hen house 50, home 

place 25a 450 29.82 2.00 

Powers Adelbert L. (heirs or devisees) 

Whitaker lot 30a 150 2.82 

1 Powers Minor E. Underhill Rd. 

3 horses 300, 2 cows 125, yearling 25, 500 

fowls 610, other ratable estate 350, house 

500, barn 150, 5 hen houses 400, grain 

house 200, garage 25, shed 25, carriage 

house 25, home place 58a 900 70.81 .50 

1 Powers Ralph E. Underhill Rd. 

other ratable estate 100 3.88 

1 Pierce Leslie M. Brown Rd. 

cow 50, other ratable estate 75, house 250, 

barn 100, shed 25, hen house 25, home place 

5 °a 3 ?5 18.92 1.50 

Pierce Bertha C. Brown Rd. 

cow 40, two-year old 40, 36 hens 30 2.07 

1 Pierce Leroy M. Cooleyville Rd, 



13 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax Moth 

other ratable estate 300 7.64 

1 Reed Harry A. Dodge Rd. 

3 horses 350, 13 cows 700, 5 two-year olds 
125, 85 fowls 90, other ratable estate 250, 
house 850, barn 400, shed 25, 2 hen houses 
50, corn barn 25, garage 25, home place 
115a 1900 # 92.05 3.75 

Ryder Frank L. and Adeline M. Cooleyville 
Rd. 
2 horses 100, 2 cows 60, 90 fowls 120, other 
ratable estate 20, house 600, barn 150, home 
place 60a 600 31.02 1.00 

1 Ryder Frank L. Cooleyville Rd. 2.00 

Roberts Frederick and Agnes Shutesbury Rd. 

house 250, barn 100, home place 50a 500 15.98 .75 

Stacy John N. Underhill Rd. 

(exempt clause 18) 
Shaw Lilla M. Cooleyville Rd. 

horse 40, cow 40, other ratable estate 10, 2 
houses 500, barn 100, horse barn 100, home 
place 60a 650 27.07 .50 

Shaw Mrs. Abbie A. Cooleyville Rd. 

Aldrich place 25a 500 9.40 .50 

Stone Lucy (heirs or devisees) Jones Rd. 

house 200, barn 100, home place 50a 500 15.04 1.00 

Smith Ruth V. and Latham Agnes V. North 
Dana Rd. 
other ratable estate 200, house 800, barn 
125, hen house 75, house 100, barn 50, shop 
25, Vaughan place 100a 2500, Checkerberry 
farm 9a 100 7473 2 QQ 



14 



Polls 



NAME AND VALUATION 



Tax Moth 



1 Smith Caleb E. West Prescott Rd. 

1 Shaw Howard I. Cooleyville Rd. 

other ratable estate 600, house 300, barn 
100, home place 50a 600, Henry lot 25a 
125, Aldrich land ^4a 25 
Snow George L. and Bessie E. Dodge Rd. 
other ratable estate 100, house 600, barn 
100, home place 52a 800 

1 Smaczek Nicolas West Prescott Rd. 

3 horses 250, 2 cows 80, two-year old 25, 19 
fowls 9, other ratable estate 200 
Smaczek Nicolas and Julia West Prescott Rd. 
house 900, barn 500, shed 50, home place 
120a 1850 
Sanford Samuel W. Egypt Rd. 

barn 100, shed 25, Wyman place 48a 475 
Thayer Ellis A. Underhill Rd. 

2 cows 50, two-year old 30, 25 fowls 16, oth- 
er ratable estate 400, house 500, barn 250, 
garage 25, hen house 25, home place 89a 
900, Smith lot 30a 100, Vaughan lot 25a 
200 
Thresher Fred M. North Dana Rd. 
(exempt clause 18) 

house 400, barn 100, 2 hen houses 50, home 
place 16a 200, old place 43a 400, Abbott lot 
30a 150, Tourtellott lot 20a 100 

1 Towne Frank E. Dodge Rd. 

1 Tinkey Charles C. Egypt Rd. 

cow 30, 45 fowls 40, other ratable estate 
150 



2.00 



34.90 .50 

30.08 .50 

12.61 

62.04 2.50 

11.28 1.00 



6772 2.00 



2.00 



6.14 



15 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax Moth 

Tinkey Charles C. and Mildred F. Dodge Rd. 
house 400, barn 100, shed 25, home place 
25a 300 15.51 

1 Taylor Stephen Underhill Rd. 

house 400, barn 100, hen house 25, home 
place 12a 150 14.69 .50 

1 Tourtelott Willie M. North Prescott Rd. 

cow 40, other ratable estate 700 15.91 

Tourtellott W. M. and Grace A. North Pres- 
cott Rd. 
house 550, barn 125, hen house 25, garage 
25, home place 8a 175 16.92 

Upton George H. Cooleyville Rd. 
(exempt clause 23) 

house 200, barn 50, home place 4a 50, Has- 
kins lot 8a 75 
1 Upton Leighton A. West Prescott Rd. ''" 

cow 60, 45 fowls 40, house 350, shed 50, 
garage 25, home place la 25 12.34 

1 Upton Harry A. Egypt Rd. 

6 cows 350, yearling 30, other ratable estate 
300 , 1478 

Upton Harry A. and Lula J. Egypt Rd. 
house 400, barn 150, garage 25, home place 
69a 750, pasture lot 10a 150 27.73 .25 

Vaughan Walter S. Underhill Rd. 

house 300, barn 100, home place 8a 100 9.40 .50 

I Waugh Walter M. North Prescott Rd. 

3 horses 300, 21 cows 1260, two-year old 40, 

4 yearlings 120, 130 fowls 145, other rata- 
ble estate 500, house 700, barn 450, silo 



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Polls NAME AND VALUATION TaX Moth 

100, garage 25, Smith house 200, Smith 

barn 100, Smith shed 25, home place 64a 

900, Smith place 88a 1000, Cogswell lot 60a 

500, Fisher place 54a 900, Haskins pasture 

30a 300 144.22 4.00 

1 Waugh George T. North Prescott Rd. 

34 fowls 27, other ratable estate 200 6.27 

Wendemuth Mabel L. Enfield Rd. 

4 horses 350, 2 oxen 125, 10 cows 550, 4 

two-year olds 140, 3 yearlings 75, 4 swine 

150, 60 fowls 60, other ratable estate 25, 

house 700, barn 250, horse barn 100, house 

100, barn 100, home place 75a 1000, lower 

place 73a 500 79.43 4.00 

1 Wendemuth Albert W. Enfield Rd. 2.00 

1 Wendemuth Frederic M. Enfield Rd. 2.00 

1 Wendemuth Herman R. Enfield Rd. 2.00 

1 Whitaker Silas Plain Rd. 

horse 40, cow 65, 50 fowls 47, other ratable 

estate 10, house 400, barn 125, hen house 

25, shed 25, brooder house 25, home place 

70a 850 32.31 .50 

Wolff Frank F. North Prescott Rd. 

other ratable estate 100, house 300, barn 

150, shed 25, home place 68a 1250 34.31 1.75 

1 Waurecuik Adam Cooleyville Rd. 

horse 50, cow 25, 15 fowls 5, house 350, 

barn 100, hen house 25, home place 140a 

1550 41.57 1.50 

Wheeler Charles S. and Mabel C. North 
Prescott Rd. 



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Polls NAME AND VALUATION TaX Moth 



stock in trade 1850, 2 horses 100, cow 40, 
27 fowls 19, other ratable estate 200, house 
and store 1.200, barn 200, gas tank and 
pump 175, home place la 25, Nelson lot 9a 
50 72.55 

1 Wheeler Charles S. North Prescott Rd. 2.00 

1 Young Llewlyn W. Cooleyville Rd. 

other ratable estate 150 4.82 

Young Llewlyn W. and Florence B. Cooley- 
ville Rd. 
house 600, barn 150, home place 6a 120 16.36 

Yarrington Susan J. Underhill Rd. 
(exempt clause 18. exempt $500.) 
house 400, barn 150, hen house 25, home 
place 69a 600 12.69 



Non-Residents 



NAME AND VALUATION Tax Moth 

ATHOL 

Wood Edgar A. Brown lot 30a 1000, Woods 

lot 10a 600, Brown and Simmons lot 15a 150, 

Caswell lot 77a 500, Upton lot 58a 2000 79.90 

Woods Edgar A. and Newton Marshall D. 

house 400, garage 25, Lincoln place 50a 475 16.92 1.00 

Woods E. A. Athol, and Lincoln Levi, Dana. 2 

small houses 100, Lindsey lot 95a 2200, Brush 

Mountain lot 8a 50 44.18 

Powers Orrin J. Stock in trade 1000, land class 

lots No. 4, 5 wood lot 71^ a 355, land lots No. 

6, 7, 8, class plantation 124a 620, Paige lot 

class plantation 60a 300, Mountain lot class 

plantation 22a 110, Woods lot class plantation 

15a 75, Herrick lot class plantation 6a 30 46.81 

Fay O. A. (heirs or devisees) Horr lot 60a 

4400, Ben Paige lot 120a 1200, Merritt Horr 

lot 45a 1000, Arnott lot 18a 100, land 8a 150, 

Putnam lot 60a 350, Barrows lot 27a 2500 182.36 .50 

Diamond Match Co. Darby lot 31a 155, Har- 
rington lot 60a 300 8.55 
Lincoln Conrad (heirs or devisees) Land 25a 

225 4.23 

Fairbanks Eugene E. Fred Lincoln land 100a 

750, Sampson and Webster lot 10a 2000 51.70 

Powers Orrin J. $78.17 as per Chap. 598, Acts 

1914. 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax Moth 



GREENWICH VILLAGE 

McKenney Arthur and Mary. Land 67a 650 12.22 

GREENWICH 

Hunter Edward. Land 20a 200 3.76 

GREENWICH VILLAGE 

Thresher Joseph L. Land 30a 650, Freeman lot 
6a 50, Clark lot 10a 150, Sanderson pasture 
30a 200, Sanderson land ^a 10 19.93 

Parker Webster M. Berry lot 10a 125 2.35 .25 

Cutler Smith (heirs or devisees). Egypt road lot 

10a 70, Kelley Hill lot 6a 30 1.88 

DANA 

Lincoln George W. and Belle C. Wheeler land 

land 7a 150 2.82 

GREENWICH VILLAGE 

Smith George E. Land 33a 350 6.58 1.50 

Hillside Industrial School, (exempt clause 3) 

land 56a 700 
Clifford Lucy Nye. Frye land 6a 70, Gee land 

4a 30 1.88 

Harrington Martha J. Darby lot 10a 200, 

Woods O. L. lot 55a 900, J. M. Harrington lot 

20a 600 31.96 .25 

Clapp Irene M. Land la 100 1.88 

Kimball Carlton L. Ida Vaughan lot 26a 200 3.76 

Andrew J. Loux. Ruggles land 34a 200 3.76 

Hall Alfred H. Peterson land 11a 125 2.35 .50 

Clark Minnie and Coit Mattie. Webber lot 6a 

60, Clark lot 15a 140 3.76 

Harrington Robert A., Greenfield & Martha J., 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax Moth 

Greenwich. Pierce land 20a 350 6.58 

WORCESTER 

Herrick Leander F. Whitcomb Hill lot 2a 50, 

C. A. Powers lot 30a 950 18.80 

Anderson Clifford S. House 50, Upton place 

20a 200 470 1.00 

Pierce Bernie H. Tom Swamp lot 33a 600, Ellis 
lot 30a 150, lot No. 1, 35a 200, lot No. 2, 12a 
60 18.99 

Brown Earl and Bridges George O. Estey lot 

65a 2200 41.36 

ALTUS, OKLAHOMA 

Powers Charles A. (heirs or devisees) Land 

54a 600, land 10a 50 12.22 

PROVIDENCE, R. I. 

Hamilton George L. House 200, barn 25, home 

place 3a 75 5.64 

ORANGE 

Mann Thomas S. Martha J. Harrington lot 30a 

225 4.23 

Mann Thomas S., Jr. Amelia Root land 20a 300 5.64 

AMHERST 

McKimmie James Paige. Plain land 9a 325 6.11 

Goodell Etta. Land 6a 450 8.46 

Cadwell Frank A. Caswell place 100a 1100, 

Clark land 7a 100 22.56 .75 

Whitcomb Ernest H. Small house 200, house 

50, Reed land 10a 200, Emma Woods place 

6a 100, Caswell land 50a 400, Cook lot 25a 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax Moth, 



700, Caswell lot 2 tracts 75a 600, Conweli 
lot 16a 150, Fountain Hill privilege 3a 25, 
Flint lot 20a 300, Cadrett lot No. 1, 40a 
400, Cadrett lot No. 2, 10a 100, Cadwell 
land 2a 50, Den lot 35a 2000, Horr lot 6a 
50, Ward lot No. 1, 30a 250, Ward lot No. 
2, 32a 250, Ward lot No. 3, ^a 25, house 
250, small house 100, barn 50, Andrew Ca- 
drett place 14a 150, house 200, M. A. 
Pierce place 65a 1400, Potter land lj^a 25, 
Flint & Gillett lot 50a 2500, J. A. Pierce 
lot 32a 2000 

Cadwell Cowles & Hobart Garlic land 44a 450 

Fitts Rufus Land 15a 200 

NORTHAMPTON 

Hickey Thomas Amsden lot la 25 
Bailey Sidney Kelley Hill lot 100a 700 

ENFIELD 

Newbury George (heirs or devisees) Land 11a 

150 2.82 

Flint Josiah (heirs or devisees). Stetson lot 50a 

400, Cowan lot 30a 200 11.28 

Garlic George H. House 250, barn 75, shed 25, 

home place 110a 750 20.68 .75 

Parsons Frederic E. House 450, 2 barns 250, 

home place 16a 300, Berry lot 15a 150, M. 

A. Pierce lot 20a 350 28.20 

Rohan Bros. Machinery 500 9.40 

Rohan Bros., Enfield, & Filer H. T., South Had- 

ley Falls. Stock in trade 1250 23.50 



235.47 


8.46 


3.76 


.47 


13.16 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax Moth 

PELHAM 

Shores Emeline (heirs or devisees) & Jones 
Charles H. Crossett lot 9a 250, Conkey lot 

76a 600 15.98 

Horr Fanny E. (heirs or devisees). Land 30a 

150 2.82 

Cook Theodore (heirs or devisees). Land 20a 

325 6.11 

Reed Alden D. (heirs or devisees). Sykes lot 

2j4a 100 1.88 

Whipple Harry J. Stock in trade 500, small 

house 150, Abbott lot 64a 700, Bond lot 65a 

600, Johnson lot 12a 900 53.58 

Frost Alfred H. & Charles F. Land Richardson 

lot 18a 700, Powers lot l^a 100 15.04 

NEW SALEM * 

Putnam Willard (heirs or devisees). Kemp lot "> 

30a 700, Ashley lot 30a 700, Berry lot 60a • 

1600 56.40 

Berry Elmer A. (heirs or devisees). Blair lot 

15a 100 1.88 

Berry E. H. & Sawtell H. E. Vaughan lot 46a 

250 4.70 

Berry Earl H. Newell land 90a 500 9.40 

Lincoln Myra. Dunn lot 16a 175 3.29 

Stacy Joseph A. (heirs or devisees). Bigelow 

lot 26a 500 9.40 

Freeman Edward A. Pierce land 6a 100 1.88 

Cogswell Burton & Harry S. & Charles H. & 

Agnes F. Felton. Cummings lot 25a 1500 28.20 

Vineca Elisha. Woods lot 25a 150, Vaughan 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax Moth 

place 89a 500 12.22 

Orcutt William A. (heirs or devisees). Land 

^a 10 .19 

Whitaker Earl. 3 horses 300, 4 cows 200, year- 
ling 25, swine 30, 17 fowls 6, other ratable 
estate 300, 2 barns 350, Clark land 64a 
550, Hayden lot 10a 50, Keezer lot 3a 25, 
Town farm land 2 tracts 90a 800 49.56 2.00 

Nelson & Goodnow. Stock in trade 3030 56.96 

GREENFIELD 

Crocker National Bank. Hunt land 30a 175 3.29 

NORTH DANA 

Gee Charles E. Hemenway lot 23a 150 2.82 

Gee Charles E. & Co. Little place 100a 600 11.28 

Crawford & Tyler. Morgan lot 75a 1100 20.68 
Tyler Catherine T. & Crawford William J. 

Spring lot 60a 1100 20.68 

Tyler Catherine T. Humes lot 27a 700 13.16 
Lindsey F. H. (heirs or devisees). Land 60a , 

350 6.58 

Recor Joseph. Land 45a 800 15.04 

Carey Jerry. Land 30a 150 2.82 
Kennedy David L. Storehouse 150, coal kiln 

200, Lincoln land 40a 250, Mason lot 35a 

200 15.04 

Wright Helen L. House 150, land 17a 100 4.70 
Doubleday Frank A. & Hattie M. Mount L lot 

36a 800 15.04 
O'Donnell Henry F. Small house 150, land 10a 

100 4.70 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax Moth 



Hager Otis E. Gleason land 15a 125 2.35 

Stacy George L. Goodman land 6a 50 .94 

HOLLIS, N. H. 

Worcester Franklin R. (heirs or devisees). 
Leonard Lincoln lot 63a 700, W. B. Lincoln 
lot 100a 600 24.44 

LUDLOW 

Ludlow Mfg. Associates. Land 2a 1500, flowed 
land 30a 600, Shores lot 20a 300, Flint lot 
30a 400, Stetson Flint lot 100a 2200, Gillett 
lot 42a 600 105.28 

SPRINGFIELD 

Freedman Allis. Hannum lot 20a 150 2.82 2.00 

Lillie Lucien B. Horse 100, other ratable estate 

175, house 400, barn 200, shop 50, home place 

10a 300 23.03 2.00 

Barney Marjorie. Other ratable estate 200, 

house 550, barn 200, cow shed 100, home place 

80a 800 34.78 .75 

WEST SPRINGFIELD 

Mason Annie B. House 250, barn 100, power 

house 300, land water power 22a 1650 43.24 

Herwitz Samuel. Stock in trade 2000, Ruben 

Horrlot 15a 100 39.48 

SPRINGFIELD 

Morrill Henrietta R. House 600, land ^> a 25, 

Johnson land Ya a 25 12.22 

EftVING 

Abbott Jessie H. House 250, barn 100, home 



25 



NAME AND VALUATION 



Tax Moth 



place 27a 450 

GARDNER 

Leamy Eva J. Brown lot 25a 150 

EASTHAMPTON 

Boyd William P. House 450, barn 275, horse 
barn 75, hen house 50, silo 25, home place 80a 
1200 

FITCH BURG 

Miller Florence A. (exempt clause 17). Barn 
25, Shaw land 3a 100 

BOSTON 

Doubleday John A. House 500, barn 200, shed 
25, home place 70a 675 

SPRINGFIELD 

Farr George V. and Meretta Power. Other rat- 
able estate 100, house 400, land ^a 50 
Allen Mrs. E. Harry. Other ratable estate 50 

BOSTON 

Mass. Home Missionary Society. House 750, 
barn 250, home place 10a 300 

NEW YORK 

Western Union Telegraph Co. Other ratable 
estate 138 

BOSTON 

New Eng. Tel. and Tel. Co. Other ratable es- 
tate 17 

COOLEYVILLE 

Highland Tel. Co. Other ratable estate 207 



15.04 .75 
2.82 



39.01 3.50 



26.32 



10.34 
.94 



24.44 



2.59 



.32 



3.89 



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NAME AND VALUATION Tax Moth 



BOSTON 

Mass Home Missionary Society, (exempt clause 
11) Church 2000, land ^a 50 

Pine Grove Cemetery, (exempt clause 12) 
Pine Grove Cemetery 2a 500 

Property of the Town of Prescott. Sealer's cabi- 
net and contents 1500, Law Library 300, Pub- 
lic Library books 1500, school supplies 500, 
Town Hall 1000, land ^a 50, hearse house 
200, 5 school houses 2500, land 5 parcels 2a 
50, 4 cemeteries 5a 500. 



TABLE OF AGGREGATES 

Number of residents assessed on property 73 

" non-residents assessed on property 55 

" persons assessed on property 199 

" persons assessed for poll tax only 20 

" male polls assessed 78 

Tax on each poll $2.00 

Value of assessed personal estate 45,791 

Value of assessed real estate excluding land 66,700 

Value of assessed real estate excluding buildings 158,235 

Total value of real estate 224,935 

Total valuation of assessed estate 270,726 

Tax for state, county and town purposes, including 

overlayings : 

On personal estate 860.88 

On real estate 4,228.79 

On polls 156.00 



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Total tax April 1, 1925 5,245.67 

Rate of total tax per $1,000 18.80 

Number of horses assessed 82 

" cows 216 

" sheep 

neat cattle other than cows 68 

" swine 5 

dwelling houses 99 

" acres of land assessed 11,284^4 

fowls 2,960 

Value of fowls 3,209 

WALTER M. WAUGH 
FRANK R. ALLEN 
FRED W. DOUBLEDAY 

Assessors of Prescott 



Report of Selectmen 



Paid State Aid $72.00 

Soldiers' Relief 20.98 

TOWN OFFICERS 
Paid W. M. Waugh, services Overseer of 



Poor, 1924 


$10.00 


W. M. Waugh, registrar, 1924 


8.00 


F. R. Allen, assessor, 1924 


35.00 


C. C. Tinkey, constable 


15.00 


F. D. Chamberlain, constable 


2.50 


F. R. Allen, town clerk 


25.00 


F. R. Allen, treasurer 


75.00 


F. R. Allen, assessor 


38.50 


F. R. Allen, registrar 


4.00 


W. M. Waugh, selectman 


25.00 


W. M. Waugh, assessor 


38.50 


W. M. Waugh, registrar 


4.00 


W. M. Waugh, overseer of poor 


10.00 


F. W. Doubleday, selectman 


10.00 


F. W. Doubleday, assessor 


22.75 


E. A. Thayer, selectman 


10.00 


H. D. Peirce, auditor 


5.00 


H. D. Peirce, teller 


2.00 


H. A. Upton, teller 


2.00 


F. A. Griswold, sealer weights 


12.00 $354.25 


Appropriation 


# 450.00 



29 
STATE HIGHWAY ACCOUNT 



>aid E. P. Mitchell 


$123.75 


Herman Wendemuth 


12375 


W. M. Waugh 


168.75 


W. M. Waugh, team 


121.95 


W. M. Waugh, man 


125.55 


CM. Pierce 


132.30 


C. W. Brown 


130.50 


F. R. Allen 


47.70 


F. R. Allen, team 


98.55 


H. A. Upton 


97.20 


W. Downer 


63.00 


A. B. Gross 


4.00 


A. H. Gross 


75.00 


F. W. Doubleday 


107.10 


F. W. Doubleday, team 


107.10 


Fred Wendemuth 


86.40 


Fred Wendemuth 


86.40 


Milton Patterson 


31.87 


Berger Co., culvert 


25.99 


Geo. Carpenter, dynamite 


31.00 


Joseph Marion, iron posts 


14.00 


Joseph Marion, drills & sharpening 


tools 7.65 


F. H. Vaughan, cement 


22.10 


M. E. Chapin, gravel 


15.00 


W. H. Walker, railings 


12.52 


F. J. Currier, sharpening tools 


7.38 


F. R. Allen, lumber 


10.20 


Lyman Allen, tending lanterns 


5.00 


C. M. Peirce, tending lanterns 


3.00 


W. M. Waugh, cash paid for picks 


and 


sharpening tools 


6.30 


George Waugh, trucking 


4.00 


F. P. Hall, paint 


3.05 


H. P, Peirce, nails 


1.18 



$1,899.24 



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Appropriation, town 


$400.00 




Appropriation, county 


500.00 




Appropriation, state 


1,000.00 


$1,900.00 


MOTH WORK 1925 






Paid C. C. Tinkey 


65.50 




A. L. Barnes 


51.00 




Leroy Pierce 


48.00 




W. H. Jones 


48.00 


212.50 


Appropriation 


$201.50 




Moth tax 


119.25 


$320.75 


Balance 


$108.25 


SNOW BILLS 1925 






Paid William Downer 


$3.60 




W. M. Tourtelott 


2.00 




C. H. Grout and Son 


13.00 




C. E. O'Brien 


7.20 




Ernest Brown 


2.00 




C. E. Hannum 


1.20 




Lee Putnam 


1.38 




A. P. Hannum 


4.80 




Milton Patterson 


3.90 




Lorenzo Patterson 


1.40 




Andrew Johnson 


2.40 




Guy Johnson 


2.40 




Robert Newbury 


2.20 




John Beaudin 


5.25 




Leslie Peirce 


2.80 




W. F. Chamberlain 


4.00 




F. D. Chamberlain 


11.25 




A. W. Wendemuth 


9.60 




G. F. Ewell 


5.60 




F. A. Griswold 


1.60 




H. A. Reed 


7.75 





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A. B. Gross 3.00 

• M. A. Griswold 3.20 

Loren Adams 2.00. 

E. P. Mitchell 4.80 $108.33 
Appropriation $500.00 

MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 
Paid Vaughan Esty Clark & Cratz, attorneys (Arm- 
strong case) $65.80 
Davol Printing House, letter heads 3.25 
Orin Jones, sawing wood at town house 1.50 
Lewis H. Blackmer, printing reports 31.05 
James D. Kimball Co., treasurer's bond 8.00 
Times Publishing House, assessors' supplies 4.25 
C. H. Chase, transfers of real estate 6.80 
M. E. Chapin, inspector animals 39.20 
M. A. Griswold, mowing town house yard 2.00 
Hobbs and Warren, warrant blanks 1.58 
Hobbs and Warren, tax books 5.65 
James Kimball Co., collector's bond 20.00 
Lewis H. Blackmer, tax bills 4.20 
Wakefield Item Co., moth notices 2.75 
Herrick Foote, handcuffs 10.26 
Ida M. Waugh, mailing moth notices 3.50 
P. M. Suprenaut, damage to car on highway 5.75 
W. M. Waugh, postage and telephone 9.35 

F. R. Allen, postage and stationery 10.25 
F. R. Allen, recording births and deaths 7.00 
F. A. Griswold, care of town house 3.36 
M. E. Chapin, inspector slaughtering 15.80 
H. D. Peirce, justices' fees 5.75 
Insurance on town house 17.67 
Certification town notes 8.00 

$292.72 

Appropriation $300.00 



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HIGHWAY ACCOUNT 

Selectmen's orders $3,899.67 

HIGHWAY BRIDGE ACCOUNT 

Selectmen's orders $180.35 

HIGHWAY RAILING ACCOUNT 

Selectmen's orders $24.80 

TREE WARDEN ACCOUNT 
Selectmen's orders $20.45 

WORKMEN'S LIABILITY INSURANCE 
Paid James Kimball Co. $96.30 

Appropriation $150.00 

ASSESSORS' ORDERS AND BILLS PAID BY VOTE OF 

THE TOWN 

Paid state tax $600.00 

county tax 1,085.85 
library appropriation 50.00 

County Aid to Agriculture 50.00 

Orange Savings Bank, note 2,000.00 
Orange Savings Bank, interest 66.67 

W. M. Waugh, town note 1,200.00 
W. M. Waugh, interest , 60.00 

Millers River National Bank 1,500.00 
Millers River National Bank, interest 37.50 $6,650.02 

RECAPITULATIONS 

Paid town officers $354.25 

Soldiers' Relief 20.98 

State Aid 72.00 

support of poor 151.86 ^ 

miscellaneous account 292.72 

assessors' orders and accounts paid by 

vote of the town 6,650.02 

highway account 3,899.67 



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highway bridges 


180.3-5 




state road 


1,899.24 




snow bills 


108.33 




moth work 


212.50 




tree warden 


20.45 




highway railings 


24.80 




workmen's liability insurance 


96.30 $13,983.47 


RESOURCES 






Due 1924 tax 


$27.56 




Due 1924 interest 


2.07 




Due 1925 tax 


926.40 




Due 1925 interest 


14.20 


/ 


Due from county, wild cat bounty 


30.00 




Due from state aid account 


72.00 




Cash in hands of treasurer 


1,385.66 


$2,457.89 


LIABILITIES 






W. M. Waugh, note 


$1,200.00 




W. M. Waugh, interest 


10.00 




Orange Savings Bank 


1,500.00 




M. E. Chapin, collector 1924 and 1925 


130.00 




Special fund, Chap. 480, Acts 1924 


161.23 


$3,001.23 


W. M. WAUGH 






E. A. THAYER 






F. W. DOUBLEDAY 




* 


Selectmen 
926 




LIST OF JURORS 1 




Allie L. Barnes 




Laborer 


Willie M. Tourtellott 




Farmer 


Herman R. Wendemuth 




Farmer 


Harry W. Abbott 




Farmer 


John H. Lawless 




Retired 


W. M. WAUGH 






E. A. THAYER 






F. W. DOUBLEDAY 




Selectmen 





Report of Overseers of Poor 



Paid support of poor 


$151.86 


Appropriation 


$300.00 


W. M. WAUGH 




E. A. THAYER 




F. W. DOUBLEDAY 




Overseers of Poor 





Report of Tree Warden 



Paid Robert Newbury 


$4.50 




Leroy Pierce 


6.07 




William H. Jones 


9.88 


$20.45 


Appropriation 




$25.00 


WILLIAM H. 


JONES, Tree Warden 





Report of Superintendent of Roads 



REPAIRS ON HIGHWAYS 


1925 


1st 


Payroll 




Paid Ellis A. Thayer 




$48.00 


Harold E. Grout 




160.00 


Leroy M. Pierce 




32.40 


William H. Jones 




34.20 


Whitney 0. Haskins 




32.40 


Robert A. Newbury 




28.80 


2nd 


Payroll 




Paid Ellis A. Thayer 




57.60 


Harold E. Grout 




192.00 


Leroy M. Pierce 




43.20 


William H. Jones 




43.20 


Whitney 0. Haskins 




43.20 


Robert A. Newbury 




43.20 


3rd 


Payroll 




Paid Ellis A. Thayer 




128.00 


Fred W. Doubleday 




40.00 


Leroy M. Pierce 




36.00 


William H. Jones, 




36.00 


Robert A. Newbury 




32.40 


Algie M. Griswold 




32.40 


Whitney O. Haskins 




18.00 


Harold E. Grout 




7.20 



$335.80 



422.40- 



330.00 



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4th Payroll 

Paid Ellis A. Thayer 128.00 

Fred W. Doubleday 100.00 

Leroy M. Pierce 39.20 

William H. Jones 39.20 

Robert A. Newbury 39.20 

Algie M. Griswold 39.20 

Whitney O. Haskins 39.20 

Harold E. Grout 39.20 463.20 

5th Payroll 

Paid Ellis A. Thayer 140.80 

Fred W. Doubleday 84.00 

Leroy M. Pierce 44.00 

William H. Jones 44.00 

Robert A. Newbury 36.00 

Algie M. Griswold 44.00 

Whitney O. Haskins 32.00 

Harold E. Grout 8.00 432.80 

6th Payroll 

Paid Ellis A. Thayer 50.40 

Fred W. Doubleday 16.20 

Harold E. Grout 78.15 

Leroy M. Pierce 31.05 

William H. Jones 27.00 

Robert A. Newbury 31.05 

Algie M. Griswold 31.05 264.90 

7th Payroll 

Paid Ellis A. Thayer 95.40 

Fred W. Doubleday 9.00 

Harold E. Grout 37.80 

Leroy M. Pierce 44.55 

William H. Jones 44.55 

Robert A. Newbury 44.55 



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Algie M. Griswold 


40.50 




Whitney 0. Haskins 


4.05 


320.40 


8th Payroll 






Paid Ellis A. Thayer 


82.60 




Fred W. Doubleday 


67.50 




Leroy M. Pierce 


36.00 




William H. Jones 


36.00 




Robert A. Newbury 


36.00 




Harold E. Grout 


16.20 




Whitney 0. Haskins 


36.00 




Herman R. Wendemuth 


31.95 




Fred M. Wendemuth 


1.00 


343.25 


9th Payroll 






Paid Ellis A. Thayer 


168.00 




Fred W. Doubleday 


4.00 




Leroy M. Pierce 


51.75 




William H. Jones 


51.75 




Robert A. Newbury 


49.95 




Whitney 0. Haskins 


51.75 


377.20 


10th Payroll 






Paid Ellis A. Thayer 


110.40 




Fred W. Doubleday 


54.00 




Leroy M. Pierce 


31.05 




William H. Jones 


31.05 




Robert A. Newbury 


22.95 




Whitney 0. Haskins 


31.05 




Harold E. Grout 


16.20 




Fred M. Wendemuth 


1.00 


297.70 


11th Payroll 






Paid Ellis A. Thayer 


57.60 




Leroy M. Pierce 


24.75 




William H. Jones 


24.75 




Whitney 0. Haskins 


7.20 


114.30 



Total cost £3,701.95 



38 



MISCELLANEOUS 
6 Armco culverts and cartage $134.95 

Gravel 39.65 

Algie M. Griswold $17.01 

Frank A. Griswold 14.14 

Henry W. Goodman 4.40 

George Garlic 2.00 

Lillie S. F. Browne 2.10 

Tools and repairs 22.62 

Oil .50 



19772 



» 




$3,899.67 


State appropriation 


'. $2,925.00 




Town appropriation 


975.00 


3,900.00 


Expenditures 




3,899.67 


Balance 


.33 


Truck labor 


$685.00 




Team labor 


63.85 




Tractor labor 


310.50 




Material 


197.72 




Labor 


2,642.60 


3,899.67 


Balance 




.33 



$3,900.00 



RAILING ACCOUNT 

Paid Ellis A. Thayer, labor $6.00 

Fred W. Doubleday, labor 7.00 

Leroy M. Pierce, labor 5.40 

William H. Jones, labor 5.40 

C. S. Wheeler & Co., spikes 1.00 

WORK ON BRIDGES 

Paid Ellis A. Thayer $15.80 

Fred W. Doubleday 6.00 



24.80 



39 



Leroy M. Pierce 3.60 

William H. Jones 3.60 29.00 

SUPPLIES FOR BRIDGES 
Paid Albert W. Wendemuth, plank $30.42 

Fred W. Doubleday, plank 120.15 

Harrison D. Peirce, spikes .78 151.35 



Total cost $180.35 

Town appropriation for bridges $100.00 

Town appropriation for plank 100.00 200.00 

Expenditures 180.35 



Balance $19.65 

ELLIS A. THAYER, Suft. of Roads 
December 31, 1925 



Report of Cemetery Commissioners 



To the Citizens of Prescott: 




t 


Received town appropriation 


$19.50 




from Haskins fund 


55.50 




Whitaker fund 


7.50 




Walter Shaw fund 


2.50 




B. F. Aiken fund 


2.00 




Jennison fund 


3.00 




Briggs fund 


7.50 




Gilbert & Grover fund 


4.50 




Johnson fund 


2.50 




Webber fund 


3.00 




Cowan fund 


2.00 




Paige fund 


3.00 


$112.50 


Expended from funds 


$93.00 




Expended from appropriate. 


6.00 


$99.00 


Balance 




13.50 



12.50 



WALTER M. WAUGH 
HOWARD I. SHAW 
FRANK R. ALLEN 

Cemetery Commissioners of Prescott 









Report of Town Clerk 



BIRTHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1925 



Date Name 

May 29 Roger Dona Guilmette 



May 
June 
Sept. 
Oct. 



-Griswold 



20 Stanley Wauzenski 

14 Rita LillaLego 

12 James Stephen Taylor 



Parents 
Dona J. Guilmette 
Vera Brown 
M. Algie Griswold 
Olive Smith 
Adam Wauzenski 
Francis Bobak 
Raymond E. Lego 
Celia L. Whitaker 
Stephen Taylor 
Elizabeth M. Flynn 



DEATHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1925 



Apr. 
May 

May 
July 



Date Name 

4 Bertha Blynn 

1 1 John Nympthur Stacy 

3 Griswold 



Age Place 

yr. mo. dy. 

28 Northampton 

68 4 4 Prescott 

still born Ware 

52 2 2 Prescott 



14 Lillie May Shaw 
No marriages were recorded in Prescott during 1925. 

FRANK R. ALLEN, Town Clerk 



Report of Treasurer 



To the Citizens of Prescott: 

RECEIPTS 

Cash on hand Jan. 1, 1925 $1,559.34 

surplus War Bonus funds 161.23 

F. A. Griswold, sealer of weights and measures . 3.10 

County treasurer, dog fund returned 62.64 

State treasurer, acct. of highways 1924 149.76 

M. E. Chapin, coll. 1924 taxes 993.35 

M. E. Chapin, interest 1924 taxes 33.8? 

M. E. Chapin, coll. 1925 taxes 4,516.69 

M. E. Chapin, int. 1925 taxes 9.83 

State Treasurer, income tax 1924 54.70 

Income tax 1922-23 15.00 

Income tax 1925 945.50 

Corporation tax business 21.69 

Corporation tax public service 16.85 

vocational education 100.00 

acct. of highways 3,924.32 

acct. of animal inspection 19.60 

School superintendent refund 362.50 

High school transportation 553.00 

National bank tax 8.52 

military aid 84.00 

Soldiers' exemption 14.01 

Tuition of children 992.26 



43 



E. A. Thayer, auctioneer's license 

Orange Savings Bank, note 

W. M. Waugh, note 

Millers River National Bank, note 

Orange Savings Bank, note 

Lillia M. Shaw, cemetery fund 

Delia P. Allen, cemetery fund 

County treasurer, acct. of highways 

County treasurer, wild cat bounty 

Interest on deposits, National Bank 

C. C. Tinkey, constable fees returned 

Haskins cemetery fund 

Whitaker 

Walter Shaw 

B. F. Aiken 

Jennison 

Briggs 

Gilbert & Grover cemetery fund 

Johnson cemetery fund 

Webber 

Cowan 

Paige 



2.00 

2,000.00 

1,200.00 

1,500.00 

1,500.00 

200.00 

200.00 

500.00 

10.00 

33.41 

6.00 

55.50 

7.50 

2.50 

2.00 

3.00 

7.50 

4.50 

• 2.50 

3.00 

2.00 

3.00 



Total receipts $21,846.17 

EXPENDITURES 

Paid selectmen's and assessors' orders $13,983.47 

School orders 5,912.78 

M. E. Chapin, town appropriation 20.00 

Death returns .50 

Director of standard sealer's measure 10.00 

Birth returns 1.00 

Dog tags and postage 2.76 

H. D. Peirce, cemetery commissioners' order 55.00 

A. W. Wendemuth, bounty 2 wild cats 20.00 

Guy A. Johnson, bounty 1 wild cat 10.00 



44 



H. I. Shaw, cemetery commissioner's order 29.00 
F. R. Allen, cemetery commissioner's order 15.00 
Deposited Athol Savings Bank, Lillia M. Shaw cem- 
etery fund 200.00 
Deposited Ware Savings Bank, Delia P. Allen cem- 
etery fund 200.00 



Total expense 20,459.51 

To balance free cash 1,225.43 

War Bonus funds 161.23 

FRANK R. ALLEN, Treasurer of Prescott 



Report of Auditor 



I have examined the accounts of the several town officers and 
find them correct, with a balance in the hands of the treasurer of 
$1,385.66. 

HARRISON D. PEIRCE, Auditor 
December 31, 1925, 



Report of Library Trustees 



The trustees of the Free Public Library present the following 
report : 

Two hundred fifty-two titles have been added to the catalog 
this year, including gifts of thirty-two titles from the Free Pub 
lie Library Commission. 

Five magazines, National Geographic Magazine, World's 
Work, Popular Mechanics, St. Nicholas and Dumb Animals, are 
available to anyone at the Main Library room. 

1725 books have been loaned during the year, 354 from the 
North Prescott branch, 411 from the Main Library and 960. from 
the Hill branch. 

It is very gratifying to note the increased interest shown a- 
mong our townspeople for good reading, especially among the 
young people. We desire to express our thanks to all friends who 
have aided us in any way. 

The trustee whose term will expire is Edwin P. Mitchell. 
FINANCIAL STATEMENT 
Balance from last year $80.29 

Town appropriation 50.00 $130.29 

Expenses (1924) $13.25 

Books 82.20 

Librarian and expenses 13.50 

Cartage of books 2.00 110.95. 



Balance on hand $19.34 

FANNY GOULD THAYER 
ELSIE M. THRESHER 
EDWIN P. MITCHELL 

Trustees 



Catalogue of the Prescott Free Public 

Library 





SUPPLEMENT NO. 28 




3507 


The Highway of Fate 


Carey 


3508 


The La Chance Mine Mystery 


Carleton 


3509 


Ten to Seventeen 


Daskam 


3510 


The Golden Rose 


Fraser 


3511 


Happy Pollyooly 


Jepson 


3512 


May Iverson Tackles Life 


Jordan 


3513 


Jaconetta Stories 


Lea 


3514 


Uncle William 


Lee 


3515 


Stella Maris 


Locke 


3516 


Anne of the Island 


Montgomery 


3517 


The Proof of the Pudding 


Nicholson 


3518 


Josselyn's Wife 


Norris 


3519 


The Great Secret 


Oppenheim 


3520 


The Illustrious Prince 


Oppenheim 


3521 


Red Belts 


Pendexter 


3522 


Heart of Hemlock 


Perry 


3523 


The Road to Understanding 


Porter 


3524 


Also Ran 


Reynolds 


3525 


The Eyes of the Blind 


Roche 


3526 


The Accolade 


Sedgwick 



47 



3527 That Affair at the Cedars 

3528 The Old Homestead 

3529 Looking after Sandy 

3530 A Top Floor Idyl 

3531 The Secret House 

3532 The Mating of Lydia • 

3533 The Bent Twig 

3534 Autobiography 

3535 Seven Little Sisters 

3536 Promised Land 

3537 Silver Bear 

3538 Great Inventors and their Inventions 

3539 Secret Garden 

3540 Midshipman Farragut 

3541 Man for the Ages 

3542 Little Maid of Bunker Hill 

3543 What Katy Did at School 

3544 Boys' Book of Mounted Police 

3545 Bambi 

3546 When Polly was Eighteen 

3547 An Indian Boyhood 

3548 Zone Policeman 88 

3549 Modern Verse 

3550 More Than Conquerors 

3551 Wind in the Willows 

3552 Viking Tales 

3553 Prince of House of David 

3554 The Unafraid 

3555 Aztec Treasure House 

3556 Just-So Stories 

3557 Second Jungle Book 

3558 Maid of Old Manhattan 

3559 Arabian Nights 

3560 Joffery 

3561 Donkey John of Toy Valley 



Thayer 
Thompson 
Turnbull 
Van Shaick 
Wallace- 
Ward 
Canfield 
Atkinson 
Andrews 
Antin 
Brown 
Beachman 
Burnett 
Barnes 
Bachelloi 
Curtis 
Coolidge 
Crump 
Cooke 
Dowd 
Eastman 
Franck 
Forbes 
Gilbert 
Graham 
Hall 
Ingraham 
Ingraham 
Janvie* 
Kipling 
Kipling 
Knipe 
Lane 
Locke 
Morley 



48 



3562 At the Back of the North Wind 

3563 Abbie Ann 

3564 Life of Louisa M. Alcott 

3565 Stirrup Catch 

3566 Among the Farmyard People 

3567 Stories of the Pilgrims 

3568 Silver Shoals Light 

3569 From Now On 

3570 King Arthur Stories 

3571 Dandelion 

3572 Wilderness Babies 

3573 Sinopah, the Indian Boy 

3574 Busy Fingers' Drawing Primer 

3575 No. 13 Washington Square 

3576 Cab of the Sleeping Horse 

3577 Rainbow Gold 

3578 Lad, a Dog 

3579 Natalie Page 

3580 C. Q. 

3581 The Mouse Story 

3582 Wilderness Castaways 

3583 Maradick at Forty 

3584 Short Stories for Short People 

3585 Everyday Mysteries 

3586 The Silver Tarn 

3587 Master Skylark 

3588 Shasta of the Wolves 

3589 Jemmy 

3590 Stories of the Old Bay State 

3591 Americanization of Edward Bok 

3592 Thirty More Famous Stories 

3593 Thunder Boy 

3594 Island of the Mighty 

3595 About Animals 

3596 Wonders of the Jungle (Vol. 1) 



MacDonald 

Martin 

Moses, 

McCall 

Pierson 

Pumphrey 

Price 

Packard 

Pyle 

Rankin 

Schwartz 

Schultz 

Shinn 

Scott 

Scott 

Teasdale 

Terhume 

Taylor 

Train 

With 

Wallace 

Walpole 

Aspinwall 

Abbott 

Adams 

Bennett 

Baker 

Baynes 

Brooks 

Bok 

Baldwin 

Baker 

Colum 

Carter 

Ghosh 



49 



3597 


Wonders of the Jungle (Vol. 2) 


Ghosh 


3598 


On the Trail of Grant and Lee 


Hill 


3599 


Little House in the Desert 


Hooker 


3600 


Maid of 76 


Knipe 


3601 


Secrets of the Woods 


Long 


3602 


Story of Dr. Doolittle 


Lofting 


3603 


Dr. Doolittle' s Postoffice 


Lofting 


3604 


Dr. Doolittle's Circus 


Lofting 


3605 


Days of the Discoverers 


Lamprey 


3606 


Nicholas 


Moore 


3607 


When We were Very Young 


Milne 


3608 


Secret of the Hallowdene Farm 


Pocock 


3609 


Blue Magic 


Price 


3610 


Boy at Gettysburg 


Singmaster 


3611 


Emmeline 


Singmaster 


3612 


Kak 


Stefansson 


3613 


Castle Blair 


Shaw 


3614 


Little Daughter of the Rich 


Waller 


3615 


Story of Grenfell of Labrador 


Wallace 


3616 


Doctor Nye 


Lincoln 


3617 


The Mine with the Iron Door 


Wright 


3618 


The Second Violin 


Richmond 


3619 


Rufus 


Richmond 


3620 


Feathers Left Around 


Wells 


3621 


Spooky Hollow 


Wells 


3622 


The Barbarian Lover 


Pedler 


3623 


The House of Dreams Come True 


Pedler 


3624 


The White Flag 


Porter 


3625 


Her Father's Daughter 


Porter 


3626 


The Keeper of the Bees 


Porter 


3627 


Sir John Dering 


Farnol 


3628 


Snowdrift 


Hendryx 


3629 


Free Air 


Lewis 


3630 


Slippy McGee 


Oemler 


3631 


The Middle of the Road 


Gibbs 






50 



3632 


The Way to the West 


Hough 


3633 


The Purchase Price 


Hough 


3634 


The Alaskan 


Curwood 


3635 


If Winter Comes 


Hutchinson 


3636 


The House of a Thousand Candles 


Nicholson 


3637 


The Call of the Canyon 


Grey 


3638 


The Lone Star Ranger 


Grey 


3639 


The Happy Isler 


King 


3640 


Lightnin' 


Bacon 


3641 


The Trail of the Golden Horn 


Cody 


3642 


Leave it to P smith 


Wodehouse 


3643 


The Silver Poppy 


Stringer 


3644 


Empty Hands 


Stringer 


3645 


The Enchanted Canyon 


Willsie 


3646 


Dacon 


Portei 


3647 


Sisters 


Norris 


3648 


Willow Creek 


Reynolds 


3649 


Michael's Evil Deeds 


Oppenheim 


3650 


His Children's Children 


Train 


3651 


Kindred of the Dust 


Kyne 


3652 


Dan Barry's Daughter 


Brand 


3653 


Black Oxen 


Atherton 


3654 


Drusilla with a Million 


Cooper 


3655 


Humoresque 


Hurst 


3656 


The Freshman 


Holman 


3657 


Miss Minerva Broadcasts Billy 


Sampson 


3658 


Practical Book of Home Repairs 


Fraser 


3659 


International Radio Handbook 


Winston 


3660 


How to Run an Automobile 


Page 


3661 


The Carter Girls 


Speed 


3662 


The Carter Girls' Week End Camp 


}> 


3663 


The Carter Girls' Mysterious Neighbor 


}> 


3664 


The Carter Girls of Carter House 


>> 


3665 


The Border Boys on the Trail 


Deering 


3666 


The Border Boys with the Mexican Rangers 


»> 



51 



3667 The Border Boys Across the Frontier 

3668 The Border Boys with the Texas Rangers 

3669 The Border Boys in the Canadian Rockies 

3670 The Border Boys along the St. Lawrence 

3671 Cathalina at GreyclifF 

3672 The Girls of Greycliff 

3673 The Greycliffe Girls in Camp 

3674 Greycliff Heroines 

3675 Greycliff Wings 

3676 The Greycliff Girls in Georgia 

3677 Don Sturdy on the Desert of Mystery 

3678 Don Sturdy with the Big Snake Hunters 

3679 Don Sturdy in the Tombs of Gold 

3680 Don Sturdy across the North Pole 

3681 Don Sturdy in the Land of Volcanoes 

3682 Westy Martin 

3683 Westy Martin in the Yellowstone 

3684 Westy Martin in the Rockies 

3685 Girl Scouts at Dandelion Camp 

3686 Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks 

3687 Girl Scouts in the Rockies 

3688 Girl Scouts in Arizona and New Mexico 

3689 Dorothy 

3690 Dorothy at Skyrie 

3691 Dorothy's Schooling 

3692 Dorothy's Travels 

3693 Dorothy's House Party 

3694 Dorothy in California 

3695 Dorothy on the Ranch 

3696 Dorothy's House Boat 

3697 Dorothy at Oak Knowe 

3698 Dorothy's Triumph 

3699 Dorothy's Tour 

3700 Molly Brown's Freshman Days 

3701 Molly Brown's Sophomore Days 



Grove 



Appleton 



Fitzhugh 



Roy 
Roy 
Roy 

Ro> 

Raymond 
t* 

ft 

tt 



»» 



Speed 



S2 



3702 Molly Brown's Junior Days 

3703 Molly Brown's Senior Days 

3704 Molly Brown's Post Graduate Days 

3705 Molly Brown's Orchard Home 

3706 Molly Brown of Kentucky 

3707 Molly Brown's College Friends 

3708 Helen, Margy and Rose 

3709 Margie's Queer Inheritance 

3710 Rose's Great Problem 

3711 Helen's Strange Boarder 

3712 Three on a Vacation 

3713 Jerry Todd and the Rose Colored Cat 

3714 Jerry Todd and the Whispering Mummy 

3715 Jerry Todd and the Oak Island Treasure 

3716 Jerry Todd and the Waltzing Hen 

3717 Jerry Todd and the Talking Frog 

3718 Polly in South America 

3719 Polly in theSouthwest 

3720 Five Little Starrs 

3721 Five Little Starrs on a Canal Boat 

3722 Five Little Starrs on a Ranch 

3723 Five Little Starrs in an Island Cabin 

3724 Five Little Starrs in the Canadian Forest 

3725 Five Little Starrs on a Motor Tour 

3726 Five Little Starrs in Alaska 

3727 Five Little Starrs in Hawaii 

3728 The Flyaways and Cinderella 

3729 The Flyaways and Little Red Riding Hood 

3730 The Flyaways and Goldilocks 

3731 The Little Washingtons 

3732 The Little Washingtons' Relatives 

3733 The Little Washingtons' Travels 

3734 The Little Washingtons at School 

3735 The Little Washingtons' yolidays 



Hope 



Edwards 



Roy 
Roy 
Roy 
Roy 
Roy 
Roy 
Roy 
Roy 
Roy 
Roy 
Hardy 
Hardy 
Hardy 
Roy 
Roy 
Roy 
Roy 
Roy 



53 



3736 Little Jack Rabbit's Adventure Cory 

3737 Little Jack Rabbit and Danny Fox 

3738 Little Jack Rabbit and the Squirrel Brothers 

3739 Little Jack Rabbit and the Chippy Chipmunk 

3740 Little Jack Rabbit and Big Brown Bear 

3741 Little Jack Rabbit and Uncle John Hare 

3742 Little Jack Rabbit and Professor Crow 

3743 Little Jack Rabbit and Old Man Weasel 

3744 Little Jack Rabbit and Mr. Wicked Wolf 

3745 Little Jack Rabbit and Hungry Hawk 

3746 Little Jack Rabbit and the Policeman Dog 

3747 Little Jack Rabbit and Miss Mouse 

3748 The Story of a Saw Dust Doll Hope 

3749 The Story of a White Rocking Horse 

3750 The Story of a Lamb on Wheels 

3751 The Story of a Bold Tin Soldier 

3752 The Story of a Candy Rabbit 

3753 The Story of a Monkey on a Stick 

3754 The Story of a Calico Clown 

3755 The Story of a Nodding Donkey 

3756 The Story of a China Cat 

3757 The Story of a Plush Bear 

3758 The Story of a Stuffed Elephant 

3759 The Story of a Wooly Dog 



Annual Report 



OF THE 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



OF 



PRESCOTT, MASS. 

For the Fiscal Year Ending Dec. 31,1 925 

ORGANIZATION 



School Committee 

MYRON E. CHAPIN, Chairman 

ELLIS A. THAYER 

FRED W. DOUBLEDAY, Sec. 



Superintendent 



ARTHUR W. SMITH 



Music Supervisor 
FRANCIS J. GORMAN 



School Physician 



J. C. FEINDEL, M. D. 



Term expires 1926 
Term expires 1927 
Term expires 1928 



North Dana 



North Dana 



North Dana 



School Nurse 
MRS. EDNA C. SMITH, R. N. 

Attendance Officers 

; FRED D. CHAMBERLAIN 

CHARLES C. TINKEY 



Petersham 



Report of School Committee 



To the Citizens of Prescott: 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 



RECEIPTS 






Town appropriation 




5,600.00 




Appropriation for repairs 




150.00 




Dog fund 




62.64 




Overdraft 




100.14 


5,912.78 


EXPENDITURES 






School committee pay and other i 


expenses 


74.20 




Superintendent, salary and other 


expenses 


570.01 




Music supervisor, salary and other expenses 


130.85 




Teachers' salaries 




2,677.63 




Text books 




94.06 




Supplies for instruction 




146.21 




Janitors 




114.00 




Fuel 




97.25 




Miscellaneous 




90.11 


, 


Repairs and maintenance 




212.40 


' 


Promotion of health 




185.00 




Transportation 




1,119.40 




Tuition 




401.66 


5,912.78 



57 



ITEMIZED EXPENSES j j 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE "7- ! 

Ellis A. Thayer, pay $7.00 

Fred W. Doubleday, pay 5.00 

Myron E. Chapin, pay 35.00 

Secretary, postage, etc. 5.60 

Portion of 1924 town report 21.60 74.20 

SUPERINTENDENT 

Salary $468.76 

Other expenses 101.25 570.01 

MUSIC SUPERVISOR 

Genevieve H. Gale, salary $72.00 

Francis J. Gorman, salary 40.00 

Other expenses 18.85 130.85 

TEACHERS 

Marion E. Kelley $935.00 

Fanny G. Thayer 935.00 

Gertrude M. Hanson 807.63 2,677.63 

TEXT BOOKS 

Benj. H. Sanborn & Co. $7.38 

The Macmillan Co. 9.60 

Ginn & Co. 17.09 

World Book Co. 7.58 

American Book Co. 4.82 

Lyons & Carnahan 3.56 

Edwin E. Babb & Co. 8.52 

Scott Foresman & Co. 3.49 

A. W. Smith 1.27 

G. & C. Merriam Co. 18.00 

Hall & McCreary Co. 6.50 

Practical Drawing Co. 4.97 

Rand, McNally & Co. 1.28 94.06 



58 



SUPPLIES FOR INSTRUCTION 

J. L. Hammett Co. 89.75 
Edwin E. Babb & Co. 8.30 

Athol Transcript 1.35 

Martin Diploma Co. 1.20 

Milton Bradley Co. 45.61 146.21 

JANITORS 

Ida M. Waugh $38.00 

Fred W. Doubleday, Jr. 38.00 

Arthur B. Adams 22.00 

Eunice Adams 16.00 114.00 

FUEL 

F. W. Doubleday, team and labor $7.00 

E. A. Thayer, drawing wood 15.00 

F. A. Pettengill, 10 cords wood 55.00 
H. D. Peirce, sawing wood 8.00 
Kindling 2.00 
Karl Grout, housing wood 4.00 
Ernest Allen, housing wood 2.25 

Ralph Potter, housing wood 4.00 97.25 

REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 

C. F. Paige & Co., mdse. $1.73 

M. E. Chapin, labor and material- 55.98 

H. D. Peirce, labor and material 79.34 

W. W. Woodward, sheathing 24.93 
George T. Waugh, freight and transf.er 5.35 

J. L. Hammett & Co., supplies 25.84 
W. A. Kenney 2.50 

J. F. Higgins & Co., curtains 16.73 212.40 

MISCELLANEOUS 

C. S. Wheeler & Co., mdse. $3.64 
R. C. Walker, mdse. 1.10 

Ida M. Waugh, house cleaning 5.00 



59 



Fanny Mitchell, house cleaning 5.00 

Mrs. Andrew Johnson, house cleaning 5.00 

Bay Path Institute 2.74 

Athol Transcript 1.43 

Commonwealth of Mass., to correct error 60.20 
J. L. Hammett & Co., mdse. 6.00 90.11 

PROMOTION OF HEALTH 
Dr. J. C. Feindel $35.00 

Petersham Nursing Association 150.00 185.00 

HIGH SCHOOL TUITION 
New Salem $291.66 

Fitchburg 110.00 401.66 

HIGH SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION 

F. D. Chamberlain $63.20 

W. M. Waugh 68.80 

L. M. Adams 48.00 

F. R. Allen 150.40 

F. A. Pettengill 124.80 

W. M. Jones 159.20 614.40 

ELEMENTARY TRANSPORTATION 
Austin B. Gross 505.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

MYRON E. CHAPIN, Chairman 






School Calendar 



1926 
Wednesday, Jan. 6 — Friday, March 19 10.4 weeks 

Monday, April 5 — Friday, June 25 12 weeks 

Tuesday, Sept. 7 — Thursday, Dec. 23 16 weeks 

Teachers' meeting, North Dana, Tuesday, Sept. 7. 

Pupils will report at school, Wednesday, Sept. 8. 

1927 
Monday, Jan. 3 — Friday, March 18 11 weeks 

Monday, April 4 — Friday, June 17 11 weeks 

Schools will not be in session on holidays. A holiday occur- 
ring on Sunday will be observed by closing schools on the next 
Monday. The schools will remain closed from the noon of the 
Wednesday just before Thanksgiving until the next Monday. 

January 1, February 22, April 19, May 30, July 4, first Mon- 
day in September, and October 12, are holidays. 



Report of Superintendent of Schools 



To the School Committee of Prescott: 

There is but little that should be said at this time. There have 
been no innovations during the year, and educational forces have 
met with no serious difficulties. 

We again have been fortunate in having no change in the 
teaching corps. The intesest of the instructors is unabated. With 
slight modifications in text books and procedures, the usual school 
work has been carried on with a good degree of success. True, 
the progress is not the same in all schools, nor even in all cases in 
the same school. Pupil ability, local environment and experience 
of teachers cause differentiation in progress. 

Since the last school report, the room at No. 2 has been im- 
proved by the setting up of a hyloplate black board on the front 
wall. The room at No. 4 has been fitted with good tan duck 
shades. This shows action in the right direction. 

And yet to emphasize the need of similar further action, the 
superintendent makes a plea for more healthful, comfortable 
school plants. The needs somewhat in detail are brought out in 
the report of last year. We may and we should do away with 
most conditions that adversely affect the eyes, that cause extremes 
of temperatures, that fail to provide for income of out-door air 
and the exit of foul air, that lead to the unhealthful exposure of 
children either inside the rooms or outside of them. 

The fact that our grandparents, our parents and ourselves got 
along with the hardships of their times fails to prove that we 



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should deprive our children of the advantages which are availa- 
ble. Our children are living in an age that demands more of 
them than was demanded of their ancestors. Their world is dif- 
ferent from that of years ago. The problems they must solve are 
different, difficult, more complicated. Their daily surroundings 
that are to help them prepare to bear the burdens of manhood and 
womanhood successfully should be free from anything that de- 
tracts from health of body or of mind. We should furnish pres- 
ent day health advantages to the children when these advantages 
are so easily procurable and are decided aids to teachers and pu- 
pils in attaining results for which the schools exist. 

Plant changes may be made through a series of years, (say 
three to five) by setting aside a suitable sum each year for that 
specific purpose. To make a definite suggestion, how would it do 
to relocate the three stoves and jacket them, properly 4 connecting 
them for incoming out-door air and the exit of foul air? Adjust- 
able duck shades might then be bought for the No. 2 and the No. 
4 schools. Take up another line of improvement next year. In 
five years it would be possible to have excellent school plants. 

Mr. Francis J. Gorman reports that because of the small enrol- 
ment in the schools the music instruction is almost individual. The 
best collective results are in evidence at the No. 3 school with its 
larger group of children. This is spoken of as a fine example of 
group recitation. 

The pupils of the schools as a whole have a good knowledge of 
music and are progressing in the study and learning of new 
songs. He is pleased with the musical atmosphere prevailing. 

He strongly urges the purchase of phonographs for use in mu- 
sic appreciation. One cannot appreciate music that he has not 
heard. 

The superintendent is indebted to the teachers for their cordial 
co-operation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ARTHUR W. SMITH, 

Suferintendent of Schools 




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CENSUS, APRIL 1, 1925 

Boys Girls Totals 

5 years old and under 7 3 14 

7 years old and under 14 21 14 35 

14 years old and under 16 2 2 4 

26 17 43 

EAR AND EYE TESTS, OCTOBER, 1925 

Number pupils enrolled 41 

Number pupils defective in eyesight 5 

Number pupils defective in hearing 

Number of parents or guardians notified 4 







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Report of School Physician 






The School Committee, 

Prescott. 

I beg to submit my annual report of having made the required 
school examinations for the present year, with the efficient assist- 
ance of Mrs. Smith, the school nurse, and am pleased to note the 
high per cent, of good physical condition of the pupils of the sev- 
eral schools of the town. 

It is with regret that I note the continued reluctant attitude 
toward accepting the Schick tests, leading to the proper protection 
against diphtheria, also that of vaccination against small pox. 
These measures are becoming more wdiely accepted all over the 
state, and will eventually be as favorably received as the individ- 
ual physical examination now is. 

Sincerely, 

J. C. FEINDEL, School Physician 
January 1926 



Town Warrant 



To either of the Constables of the Town of Prescott in the 

County of H am f shire, Greeting z 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are 
hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of said Town, 
qualified to vote in elections and in Town affairs, to meet at the 
Town Hall in said Prescott on Monday, the first day of Febru- 
ary next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to act on 
the following articles :- 

Art. 1. To choose a moderator to preside at said meeting. 

Art. 2. To receive the reports of the town officers, and act 
thereon. 

Art. 3. To choose all necessary town officers for the year en- 
suing town clerk, town treasurer, three selectmen for the term of 
one year ; one assessor for the term of three years ; one school com 
mittee for the term of three years, one auditor for term of one 
year, tree warden for term of one year, collector of taxes for term 
of one year, two or more constables for term of one year, one 
trustee of Wright fund for term of three years. 

Art. 4. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary to 
defray town charges the ensuing year, and make appropriation 
for the same. 

Art. 5. To see if the town will vote to authorize the treasurer, 
with the approval of the selectmen, to borrow money from time to 



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time iii anticipation of the revenue of the financial year begin- 
ning January 1st, 1926, and to issue a note or notes therefor, pay- 
able w ithin one year, any debt or debts incurred under this vote 
to be paid from the revenue of the said financial year. 

Art. 6. To see what disposition the town will make of the 
money arising from the dog fund, or act thereon. 

Art. 7. To determine the manner of collecting taxes for the 
ensuing year, or act thereon. 

Art. 8. To see if the town will vote to appropriate fifty dol- 
lars for the support of the Hampshire Trustees for County Aid 
to Agriculture, and elect a director of that organization, as per 
Chapter 272, Acts of 1918, or act thereon. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will vote to build a section of road 
on the Allen road under the small town act, beginning at the 
end of the 1922 improved road, and appropriate a sum of money 
for the same or act thereon. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will vote to paint the cemetery 
fence, east part of town, and appropriate for same, or act thereon. 

Art. 11. To see if the town will vote to accept the sum of two 
hundred dollars, the income to be used for the care of Joseph N. 
Shaw lot in Pine Grove cemetery, any income not needed for the 
care of said lot to be paid to the general fund of the cemetery, oi 
act thereon. 

Art. 12. To see if the town will vote to build a section of 
road on the Enfield road under the small town act, beginning at 
the end of the 1912 improved road, and appropriatee a sum of 
money for the same, or act thereon. 

Art. 13. To see if the town will vote to choose a committee to 
co-operate with the affected towns in the Ware and Swift rivers 
water plan, appropriate a sum of money for the same or act 
thereon. 

Art. 14. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the spe- 
cial fund of $161.23 under Chapter 480, Acts of 1924, or act 
thereon. 



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Art. 15. To see if the town will vote to give West C. Aldrich 
a quit claim deed of the school house and land in district No. 1, 
or act thereon. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant, by posting up at- 
tested copies thereof at the Town Hall and one at the Prescott 
Hill and one at North Prescott Post Office in said town, seven 
days at least before the time of holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this warrant, with 
your doings thereon, to the town clerk, at the time and place of 
meeting, as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this ninth day of January in the year of 
our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-six. 

WALTER M. WAUGH 
ELLIS A. THAYER 
FRED W. DOUBLEDAY 

Selectmen of Prescott 



Report of School Nurse 



Petersham, Mass., December 31, 1925 

The Suferintendent of Schools, 
Prescott, Mass. 

Dear Sir:- 

The following is a report of the school nursing done during 
the past year at your schools. 
• Number of visits made to the schools 17 

Assisted physician to examine children for physical defects. 



Number of defects noted 
Classification of defects: 

Posture 

Underweight 

Teeth 

Throat 

Nose 

Glands 

Heart 

Spine 

Feet 



35 



6 
6 
9 
4 
3 
2 
3 
1 
1 



Children weighed and measured twice during the school year 40 
Number of home visits made in connection with school work 36 
I wish to thank you for your co-operation.. 

Very truly, 

EDNA C. SMITH, R. N. 



Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town of Prescott 



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FOR THE YEAR 



1926 



Belchertown, MaSvS.: 

Press of Lewis H. Blackmer 

1927 

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JA&S 
Cities 



Report of Selectmen 



Paid State Aid $72.00 

' TOWN OFFICERS 



Paid Frank A. Griswold, sealer of weights 


$12.00 




A. W. Wendemuth, constable 


4.00 




C. C. Tinkey, constable 


5.00 




W. M. Waugh, selectman 


35.00 




W. M. Waugh, assessor 


28.50* 




W. M. Waugh, registrar 


6.00 




W. M. Waugh, overseer of poor 


5.00 


. 


F. R. Allen, town clerk 


25.00 




» F. R. AJlen, treasurer 


75.00 




F. R. Allen, assessor 


38.50 




F. R. Allen, registrar 


6.00 




F. W. Doubleday, selectman 


12.00 




F. W. Doubleday, assessor 


18.00 




F. W. Doubleday, registrar 


4.00 




H. D. Peirce, selectman 


10.00 




H. D. Peirce, registrar 


1.00 




H. D. Peirce, teller 


2.00 




M. E. Chapin, ballot clerk 


7.00 




F. J. Currier, ballot clerk 


7.00 




H. A. Upton, teller 


2.00 




Geo. T. Waugh, auditor 
Appropriation 


6.00 


309.00 
400.00 



MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

Paid Mrs. W. M. Waugh, copying valuation $4.00 

Lewis H. Blackmer, printing town reports 78.30 
James D. Kimball Co., treasurer's bond ! 8.00 

Davol Printing House, assessors' supplies 6.00 

W. M. Waugh, account book .90 

Hobbs and Warren, tax book 5.66 

C. H. Chase, real estate transfers 4.60 

M. A. Griswold, mowing town house yard 2.00 

James D. Kimball, tax collector's bond 20.00 

Lewis H. Blackmer, tax bills 5.70 

Mrs. W. M. Waugh, mailing moth notices 4.00 

Frank A. Griswold, care town house 4.00 

M. E. Chapin, inspector meat 14.00 

W. M. Waugh, postage and telephone 9.10 
F. R. Allen, recording deaths, births and marriages 4.00 

F. R. Allen, postage and stationery 11.75 

H. D. Peirce, justice's fees 4.50 

F. R. Allen, meeting town clerks 5.00 

Davol Printing House, selectmen's envelopes 4.25 

M. E. Chapin, inspection animals 41.20 



236.96 
Appropriation 350.00 

STATE HIGHWAY ACCOUNT 

Paid W. M. Waugh, man $181.35 

W. M. Waugh, team 36.00 

William Downer 60.30 

C. M. Pierce 141.30 

Fred Wendemuth 25.20 

Fred Wendemuth, team 25.20 

Herman Wendemuth 76.05 

L. A. Upton 58.05 

E. P. Mitchell 97.20 



F. A. Pettengill 


112.05 




M. A. Griswold 


125.55 




H. D. Peirce 


102.82 




H. D. Peirce, truck 


149.63 




L. M. Adams 


90.00 


, 


A. H. Gross 


74.63 




A. P. Hannum 


83.25 




A. P. Hannum, team 


83.25 




Milton Patterson 


43.20 




Warren Peirce 


45.00 


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Oscar Olhson 


60.30 




Geo. T. Waugh, truck 


2.00 




A. W. Wendemuth, truck . 


134.40 




A. W. Wendemuth 


57.60 




New England Metal Culvert Co. 


65.66 




H. D. Peirce, dynamite and picks 


40.29 




Fred H. Vaughan, cement 


5.40 




F. R. Allen, tending lanterns 


5.50 




C. M. Pierce, tending lanterns 


6.00 




F. J, Currier, sharpening tools 


11.00 


$1,998.18 


Cost of labor 




1,433.85 


Appropriation, state 




$1,000.00 


Appropriation, town 




500.00 


Appropriation, county- 




500.00 


Paid Trustees County Aid Agriculture 




$50.00 


Appropriation 




50.00 



MOTH WORK 1926 



Paid C. C. Tinkey 


59.60 




A. L. Barnes 


50.85 




W. H. Jones 


47.25 




Fitzhenry Guptill, supplies 
Appropriation 


4.12 


$161.82 
225.00 



HIGHWAY ACCOUNT 



Paid selectmen's orders 




4,506.59 


Appropriation, state f 




3,900.00 


Appropriation, town 




975.00 


HIGHWAY BRIDGE ACCOUNT 




Paid selectmen's orders 




208.89 


Appropriation 




300.00 


TREE WARDEN ACCOUNT 




Paid selectmen's orders 




6.98 


Appropriation 




25.00 


WORKMEN'S LIABILITY INSURANCE 




Paid James D. Kimball & Co. 




111.90 


Appropriation 




250.00 


HIGHWAY RAILING ACCOUNT 




Paid selectmen's order 




25.00 


Appropriation 




25.00 


SNOW BILLS 1926 






Paid Earl and Arthur Adams 


1.25 




William Downer 


12.60 




W. M. Tourtellott 


675 




A. L. Barnes 


7.20 




Ralph Potter 


13.95 




Guy Johnson 


10.80 




Andrew Johnson 


9.45 




C. W. Brown 


12.60 




Alvin Brown 


7.87 




Ambrose Kelley 


13.94 




Loren Adams 


11.25 




F. D. Chamberlain 


27.00 




Milton Patterson 


10.12 




Lorenzo Patterson 


6.75 




C. M. Pierce 


6.75 





C. C. Tinkey 


15.95 


F. A. Pettingill 


5.40 


H. A. Upton 


5.85 


F. R. Allen 


12.15 


Adam Waurecuik 


2.25 


Lyman Allen 


5.40 


Frank Towne 


6.75 


F. W. Doubleday 


26.55 


W. M. Waugh 


22.05 


L. A. Upton 


1170 


A. P. and C. E. Hannum 


16.65 


W. H. Jones 


9.45 


E. P. Mitchell 


8.55 


H. A. Reed 


1575 


W. 0. Haskins 


3.60 


C. H. Grout 


1170 


C. W. Berry 


675 


H. D. Peirce 


8.10 


G. T. Waugh 


4.50 


E. A. Thayer 


5.85 


A. W. Wendemuth 


3375 


A. B. Gross 


8.10 


M. E. Powers 


26.10 


John Beaudin 


3.60 


Robert Newbury 


15.30 


F. J. Currier 


10.35 


M. A. Griswold 


2.25 


H. I. Shaw 


4.05 


H. W. Abbott 


1.80 468.55 


Appropriation 


500.00 


FOREST FIRE 


ACCOUNT 


Paid M. A. Griswold 


1.80 


G. F. Ewell 


2.25 


E. H. Berry 


2.00 


Andrew Johnson 


2.25 



Guy Johnson 3.15 

W. O. Haskins 1.35 

H. A. Upton 270 

R. A. Newbury 4.50 

Milton Patterson 1.80 

William Downer 3.60 

H. D. Peirce 8.10 

C. C. Tinkey 675 

A. W. Wendemuth 13.50 

L. M. Peirce 9.20 

L. A. Upton 270 

Arthur Adams 2.25 

Geo. T. Waugh 2.80 

C. E. O'Brien 1.80 

Ralph Potter 1.80 

W. M. Waugh 1.80 

C. H. Grout 4.10 

Town of Shutesbury 24.60 

F. D. Chamberlain 3.15 

Leroy Adams 2.25 

A. H. Gross 2.59 

F. J. Currier 1.80 

A. L. Barnes 2.25 

W. H. Jones 3.60 

H. I. Shaw 2.80 

H. W. Abbott 1.35 

Frank Towne 2.25 

F. W. Doubleday 9.00 

E. P. Mitchell 2.25 138.09 
Appropriation 350.00 

RECAPITULATIONS 

Town Officers 309.00 

State Aid 72.00 

Support of Poor 145.10 

Miscellaneous account 236.96 



Highway account 




4,506.59 




Bridge account 




210.49 




State road 




1,998.18 




Snow bills 




468.55 




Moth work 




161.82 




Highway railing 




25.00 


■ 


Workmen's Liability insurance 


111.90 




County Aid to Agriculture 


50.00 




Tree Warden 




6.98 




Forest fire 


RESOURCES 


138.09 


8,440.66 


Due 1924 tax 




27.56 




Due interest 1924 tax 




3.72 




Due 1925 tax 




326.52 




Due interest 1925 tax 




23.50 




Due 1926 tax 




2,290.18 




Interest 1926 tax 




45.80 




Cash on hand 




1,410.27 




Due from state, account of state aid 


72.00 


4,199.55 




LIABILITIES 






W. M. Waugh, note 




1,200.000 




W. M. Waugh, interest 




10.00 




M. E. Chapin, collector, 


1924, 1925 tax 


130.00 




Ruth R. Allen, collector. 


, 1926 


65.00 




Special fund, Chap. 480 


, Acts 1924 


161.23 




Workmen's Liability insurance 


70.00 


1,636.23 


Balance in favor of town 






2,563.32 



W. M. WAUGH 

FRED W. DOUBLEDAY 

H. D. PEIRCE 

Selectmen of Prescott 



List of Jurors 

1927 



Allic L, Haines Laborer 

Albert W. Wendemuth Farmer 

Charles H. Grout Farmer 

Fred W. Doubleday Farmer 

VVliitney O. Ha skins Farmer 
VV. M. WAUGH 
FRED VV. DO UBLEDAY 
H. D. PEIRCE 

Selectmen of PrescaU 



Report of Overseers of Poor 



Taid support of poor $145.10 

Appropriation 200.00 

W. M. WAUGH 

FRED W. DOUBLEDAY 

H. D. PEIRCE 

Overseers of Poor 



Report of Town Clerk 



BIRTHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1926 
Date Name Parents 

July 31 Ellis Roger Brown Carl W. Brown 

Bessie Currier Brown 

DEATHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1926 



Date Name 

Mar. 20 Thomas M. McGrath 

Apr. 6 Ella Sophia Reed 

June 14 Silas Whitaker 

Oct. 20 Frank Ladd Ryder 



Age Place 

28 9 Prescott 

73 Prescott 

71 7 4 Prescott 

61 4 6 Prescott 



MARRIAGES RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1926 
Date Name Age Residence Place 

Sept. 25 Frederick C. Hart 21 Blandford Chicopee 

Henrietta M. Chamberlain 20 Prescott 
Nov. 25 John Partridge Hunt 25 Enfield Prescott 

Charlotte Elinor Lannon 22 Enfield 

FRANK R. ALLEN, Town Clerk 



Report of Cemetery Commissioners 



To the Citizens of Prescott: 




Received town appropriation 


$20.00 


Webber fund 


2.00 


Gilbert & Grover fund 


2.00 


Allen fund 


4.00 


Jennison fund 


2.00 


Aiken fund 


2.00 


Cowan fund 


3.00 


Paige fund 


2.50 


Paid cemetery commissioners' orders 


17.50 


Balance 


20.00 



$37.50 
$37.50 



WALTER M. WAUGH 
HOWARD I. SHAW 
FRANK R. ALLEN 

Cemetery Commissioners 



Report of Superintendent of Roads 



LABOR IN 192Q 

Paid F. W. Doubleday, superintendent $582.60 

F. W. Doubleday, double team 35.33 

F. W. Doubleday, truck 653.10 

H. D. Peirce, labor 71.56 

H. D. Peirce with truck 466.50 

W. H. Jones, labor 464.87 

A. L. Barnes, labor 450.25 

W. O. Haskins, labor 335.93 

R. Newbury, labor 202.29 

C. W. Brown, labor 87.75 

L. M. Pierce, labor 69.30 

H. Wendemuth, labor 66.82 

M. A. Griswold, labor 58.73 

A. H. Gross, labor 46.40 

L. M. Adams, labor 36.90 

C. M. Pierce, labor 36.00 

C. H. Grout, tractor 370.00 

F. A. Pettingill, labor 3.60 

M. A. Patterson, labor 1.35 

W. M. Waugh, labor 2.70 

W. M. Waugh, double team 2.70 

C. W. Berry, double team 1.80 

F. J. Currier, double team 1.35 

H. A. Reed, double team 1.35 

F. D. Chamberlain, double team 52.65 



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F. R. Allen, double team 
H. A. Grindle, double team 

MATERIAL LIST 

N. E. Road Machinery Co., scraper cast- 
ings and blade 
Freight and cartage 
H. D. Peirce, repairs 
F. J. Currier, repairs and bolts 
W. M. Waugh, material 
H. D. Peirce, material and building drag 
N. E. Metal Culvert Co., Armco culverts 
C. W. Brown, hauling 
F. J. Currier, sharpening tools 
R. Newbury, sharpening tools 
H. D. Peirce, 89 sticks dynamite 
C. S. Wheeler & H. D. Peirce, picks, han- 
dles, and axle grease 
Gravel, F. A. Griswold 

M. A. Griswold 

M. E. Chapin 

L. S. Browne 

M. F. Brown 

H. W. Goodman 

Total cost 

State appropriation 
Town appropriation 

Truck labor 
Tractor labor 
Team labor 
Men labor 
Material and repairs 



43.20 

28.80 



#38.00 

1.25 

11.70 

14.60 

1.00 

4.60 

152.88 

4.00 

8.38 

1.50 

10.68 

4.65 
4576 
19.76 
7.84 
2.64 
1.92 
1.60 



1,173.83 



33276 





$4,506.59 


$3,900.00 




975.00 


$4,875.00 


979.65 




277.50 




102.83 




2,813.85 




332.76 


4,506.59 



Balance 



$368.41 



15 
WORK ON BRIDGES, 1926 



Paid F. W. Doubleday, labor 


26.70 


F. W. Doubleday, truck and team 


20.15 


H. D. Peirce, labor 


10.80 


H. D. Peirce, brushes, oil and spikes 


6.84 


A. L. Barnes, labor 


18.50 


W. H. Jones, labor 


14.40 


CM. Pierce, labor 


7.65 


CM. Pierce, stringers 


23.50 


L. M. Pierce, labor 


2.70 


W. M. Waugh, labor 


1.80 


H. Wendemuth, labor 


.45 


C. W. Brown, hauling stringers 


3.60 


F. R. Allen, hauling stringers 


3.60 


for 4 iron girders 


55.00 


for freight 


5.35 


for hauling 


3.00 


F. J. Currier, iron shims 


.75 


C. S. Wheeler, spikes 


.70 


L. B. Lillie, paint 


5.00 ZI0.49 


Balance on hand 


89.51 



Town appropriation $300.00 

RAILING ACCOUNT, 1926 

Paid F. W. Doubleday, labor 7.20 

F. W. Doubleday, hauling 1.90 

M. E. Chapin, railings ■ 1.50 

H. D. Peirce, labor 7.20 

W. H. Jones, labor 7.20 25.00 

Town appropriation 25.00 

FRED W. DOUBLEDAY 

Superintendent of Roaxts 
December 31, 1926 



Report of Treasurer 



To the Citizens of Prescott: 

RECEIPTS 

Surplus war bonus fund 161.23 

Free cash Jan. 1st 1,225.43 

County treasurer, wild cat bounties 60.00 

County treasurer, dog fund returned 56.81 

State treasurer, high school tuition 518.95 

State treasurer, tuition of children 41.69 

E. A. Thayer, autioneer's license 2.00 

M. E. Chapin, coll. 1925 taxes 590.05 

Ruth R. Allen, coll. 1926 taxes 7,759.87 

State treasurer, Part 2, Chap. 70, Mass. School fund 541.19 

vocational education 41.66 

Income tax 1923 7.50 

Income tax 1924 9.50 

Income tax 1925 25.00 

Income tax 1926 925.00 

Income tax 1926 extra 250.00 

W. M. Waugh, note No. 16 1,200.00 

Orange Savings Bank, note No. 17 4,500.00 

State treasurer, acct. of highways 4,899.09 

compensation of animal inspection 20.60 

corporation tax business 3.10 

corporation tax public service 24.54 

soldiers' exemptions 24.84 

state aid refunded 72.00 



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high school transportation 

Department of Education 
Interest on deposits, national bank 
County treasurer, account of highways 
State treasurer, school superintendent's salary 
George Webber cemetery fund 
Gilbert & Grover cemetery fund 
Delia P. Allen cemetery fund 
Eliza Jennison cemetery fund 
B. F. Aiken cemetery fund 
J. F. Cowan cemetery fund 
Francis Paige cemetery fund 

Total receipts 

EXPENSES 

Selectmen's orders 

School orders 

Charles S. Amsden, wild cat bounties 

A. W. Wendemuth, wild cat bounties 

Guy A. Johnson, wild cat bounties 

Certification of notes 

W.M. Waugh, note No. 13 

W. M. Waugh, interest on notes 

Orange Savings Bank, note No. 15 

Orange Savings Bank, interest note No. 15 

State treasurer, national bank tax 1924 

Cemetery commissioners' orders 

County tax 

State tax 

Orange Savings Bank, note No. 17 

Orange Savings Bank, interest note No. 17 

Library appropriation 

Assessors' abatement to F. D. Chamberlain 

J. F. Higgins & Co., death retufn 



597. 1U 


590.00 


48.55 


500.00 


361.99 


2.00 


2.00 


4.00 


2.00 


2.00 


3.00 


2.50 


$25,075.19 


$8,440.66 


6,014.63 


20.00 


20.00 


10.00 


4.00 


1,200.00 


60.00 


1,500.00 


37.50 


1.08 


17.50 


1,019.15 


600.00 


4,500.00 


131.25 


25.00 


11.82 


.25 



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Herrick Foote, dog tags and postage 2.75 



Report of Auditor 



Total expense $23,615.59 

To balance receipts, surplus war bonus fund 161.23 

Free cash Dec. 31st, 1926 1,298.37 



$25,075.19 



I have this day examined the reports of the several town offi- 
cers and approve of them, with a cash balance in the hands of the 
treasurer of $1,298.37 and a special fund of $161.23. 

GEORGE T. WAUGH, Auditor 

Prescott, Mass., Dec. 31, 1926 



Report of Library Trustees 



The trustees of the Free Library present the following 
report : 

Eighty titles have been added to the catalog this year, gifts 
of the Springfield Library and the Free Public Library Com- 
mission. 

Five magazines, National Geographic Magazine, World's 
Work, Popular Mechanics, St. Nicholas and Dumb Animals are 
available to anyone at the Main Library room. 

1832 books have been loaned during the year, 1075 from the 
Hill Branch, 396 from the Main Library and 361 from the North 
Prescott Branch. 

We desire to express our thanks to all friends who have aided 
us in any way and hope the present interest in good reading will 
not abate. 

The trustee whose term will expire is Fanny Gould Thayer. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

Balance from last year $19.34 

Town appropriation 25.00 $44.34 

Librarian and expenses 12.88 



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Cartage of books 2.00 14.88 



Balance on hand $29.46 

ELSIE M. THRESHER 
EDWIN P. MITCHELL 
FANNY GOULD THAYER 

Trustees 



Annual Report 



OF THE 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

OF 

PRESCOTT, MASS. 

For the Fiscal Year Ending Dec. 31, 1926 

ORGANIZATION 



School Committee 

MYRON E. CHAPIN, Chairman 

ELLIS A. THAYER 

FRED W. DOUBLEDAY, Sec. 



Superintendent 



ARTHUR W. SMITH 



Music Supervisor 
FRANCIS J. GORMAN 



J. C. FEINDEL, M. D. 



School Physician 



School Nurse 



Position is vacant 



Term expires 1929 
Term expires 1927 
Term expires 1928 



North Dana 



North Dana 



North Dana 



Attendance Officers 

FRED D. CHAMBERLAIN 
ALBERT W. WENDEMUTH 



Report of School Committee 



To the Citizens of Prescott : 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 
RECEIPTS 



Town appropriation 


$5,800.00 


Appropriation for repairs 


200.00 


Dog fund 


56.81 


EXPENDITURES 




School committee pay and other expenses 


24.08 


Superintendent, salary and other expenses 


574.50 


Music supervisor, salary and other expenses 


136.48 


Teachers' salaries 


2,83077 


Text books 


94.72 


Supplies for instruction 


155.72 


Janitors 


118.00 


Fuel 


4.50 


Miscellaneous 


24.23 


Repairs and maintenance 


207.88 


Promotion of health 


170.00 


Transportation 


874.80 


Tuition 


798.95 


Unexpended 


42.18 


ITEMIZED EXPENSES 


SCHOOL COMMITTEE 


Fred W. Doubleday, pay 


$5.00 



6,056.81 



6,056.81 



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Portion of 1925 town report 19.08 24.08 

SUPERINTENDENT 

Salary $46876 

Other expenses 101.25 570.01 

MUSIC SUPERVISOR 

Francis J. Gorman, salary 108.00 

Other expenses 28.48 136.48 



TEACHERS 




Helen M. Martin 


$247.62 


Marion E. Kelley 


965.00 


Fanny G. Thayer 


965.00 


Gertrude M. Hanson 


505.53 


Barbara C. Harding 


147.62 


TEXT BOOKS 




Benj. H. Sanborn & Co. 


$6.73 


Ginn Co. 


39.1) 


World Book Co. 


12.38 


American Book Co. 


20.04 


Edwin E. Babb & Co. 


13.63 


A. W. Smith 


1.96 


Laidlow Bros. 


.87 



2,830.77 



94.72 

SUPPLIES FOR INSTRUCTION 

Kardex Sales Corp. $4.80 

Laidlow Bros. 3.50 

Bay Path Institute 2.77' 

World Book Co. 6.27 

A. W. Smith 1.37 

Holden Patent Book Cover Co. 1.63 

Howard & Brown 13.35 

J. L. Hammett Co. 75.06 

Edwin E. Babb & Co. 34.18 

Athol Transcript 3.94 
Milton Bradley Co. 8.85 155.72 



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JANITORS 




Ida M. Waugh 




40.00 


Fred W. Doubleday, Jr. 




39.00 


Eunice Adams 




39.00 



118.00 

FUEL 

F. W. Doubleday 4.50 4.50 

REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 

A. T. Ward, mdse. $572 

M. E. Chapin, labor and material 64.85 

E. A. Thayer, labor and material 47.45 

W. W. Woodward, sheathing 24.93 

George T. Waugh, freight and transfer 5.35 

A. E. Stewart, material 54.96 

L. A. Upton, labor 26.00 

Miscellaneous 8.90 207.88 

MISCELLANEOUS 

M. E. Chapin, labor 3.00 

Walker 1.10 

Hattie Patterson 6.00 

Lula Upton 5.00 

Mrs. Andrew Johnson 5.00 

Mrs. Smith 2.62 

E. E. Babb & Co. 1.51 24.23 

PROMOTION OF HEALTH 

Dr. J. C. Feindel 40.00 

Petersham Nursing Association 130.00 170.00 

HIGH SCHOOL TUITION 

Belchertown 140.00 

New Salem 390.00 

Fitchburg 110.00 

Chicopee 158.95 798.95 



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HIGH SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION 
F. D. Chamberlain 77.60 

L. M. Adams 80.80 

F. R. Allen 291.20 

F. A. Pettengill 121.60 

W. M. Jones 129.60 700.80 

ELEMENTARY TRANSPORTATION 
Austin B. Gross 174.00 



Respectfully submitted, 

MYRON E. CHAPIN, Chairman 



School Calendar 



1927 

Monday, January 3 — Friday, February 25 

Monday, March 7 — Friday, April 22 

May 2 — June 17 

Tuesday, September 6 — Wednesday, December 21 

1928 

Tuesday, January 3 — Friday, February 24 

Monday, March 5 — April 20 

Monday, April 30 — June 15 

Tuesday, September 4 — Friday, December 21 



8 weeks 


7 weeks 


7 weeks 


16 weeks 


8 weeks 


7 weeks 


7 weeks 



Schools will not be in session on holidays. A holiday occur- 
ring on Sunday will be observed by closing schools on the next 
Monday. The schools will remain closed from the noon of the 
Wednesday just before Thanksgiving until the next Monday. 

January 1, February 22, April 19, May 30, July 4, first Mon- 
day in September, October 12, December 25. 



Report of Superintendent of Schools 



To the School Committee of Prescott : 

The superintendent is pleased to report that the schools are pro- 
gressive in the hands of good teachers. Reports indicate that pu- 
pils as a whole are doing well in lessons and conduct. 

Mrs. Edna C. Smith, our school nurse for a number of years, 
left our service about the first of November. We have been un- 
able to find a successor who could meet the requirements of the 
position. We have been advised to delay filling the position until 
such time as such requirements may be met. Mrs. Smith and the 
school physician made the annual physical examination in Octo- 
ber. Dr. Feindel is too ill to make a report. 

Vaccination throughout the schools of this district has been 
made compulsory by state authorities in compliance with the 
State Law. Forfeiture of State aid is probable unless the law re- 
garding vaccination is enforced. 

The delay in the issuance of the pupil reports in the fall was 
caused by the failure to provide the forms recommended for gen- 
eral use throughout the state by a committee appointed for that 
purpose. The reports will be issued once in two months. 

In a small way we have begun using tests in the schools. One 
in arithmetic brought to the attention of the teachers failures of 
pupils and classes in one or another of fundamental processes. It 
was also found that some whole classes needed extra attention up- 
on some one arithmetical topic or process. In another test given 
later the teacher found that those processes which, through the 
former examination, they had emphasized were better understood 



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by the pupils. We shall soon give the Stanford Achievement 
Test covering" several subjects. These tests we hope will show 
what sections of the work the teacher should emphasize between 
now and next June. Similar tests will be given about the first of 
June to compare with the previous tests. We hope that Improve- 
ment will show in those cases where emphasis shall have been 
placed. 

Miss Hanson resigned her position at the number Two school 
in June. Miss Barbara Harding filled her position until October 
16th when she resigned to accept a position in Somerville, and 
Miss Helen M. Martin, a graduate of Salem Normal School, was 
engaged in her place. The superintendent believes 'she is doing 
good work. 

The number Two school has quite a changed appearance in its 
new dark red coat of paint. 

The ceiling plaster at the number Four school is beginning to 
fall. Some such substance as sheetrock which neither snrinks nor 
swells with the weather is suggested for a ceiling covering. 

The superintendent would renew the request for jacketed 
stoves properly connected with out-door air and placed in the 
northwest corners of the three school rooms. It's due the chil- 
dren to be more comfortable than they now are when some are 
roasted and others are frozen. A jacket about the stove compels 
circulation of air, and that means nearer equalization of tem- 
perature in the room. 

With the stove placed in the northwest corner, the desks and 
seats at the number Three school may be so arranged that pupils 
will not be obliged to sit against an outside wall. One of the 
principles necessary to learning is that the learner shall be phys- 
ically comfortable. 

The superintendent values the co-operation the teachers are 
giving him. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ARTHUR W. SMITH, 

Suferintendent of Schools 



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PRESCOTT ENROLLMENT 
1925-1926 







Boys 


Girls 


Total 




No. Day 
Sessions 


No. 2 




7 


2 


9 




178 


No. 3 




14 


9 


23 




173 


No. 4 




5 


2 


7 




173 


Totals 




26 


13 


39 




524 




MEMBERSHIP AND ATTENDANCE 








1925-1926 










Aggregate 


Average 


Total 


Aggregate 


Per Cent 




Attend. 


Attend. 


Memb. 


Memb. 




Attend. 


No 2 


1668 


9.26 


14 


9.94 




94.20 


No. 3 


3616 


20.90 


26 


22.23 




94.01 


No. 4 


1205 


6.9 


10 


7.60 




90.79 


Totals 


6489 


37.16 


50 


39.77 




93.00 




CENSUS, OCTOBER 


1, 1927 














Male Female Total 


3 years 


old and under 7 




3 


2 


5 


7 years 


old and under 14 




23 


12 


35 


14 years old and under 16 




3 





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SIGHT AND HEARING TEST, OCTOBER, 1926 
Number of pupils enrolled in the school 
Number found defective in eyesight 
Number found defective in hearing 
Number of parents or guardians notified 

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Report of Supervisor of Music 



To the Superintendent of Schools :— 

School music means much in the lives of the young people for 
music is an essential part of education. It gives incentive to the 
studies, and with the correct interpretive, aids in formulating a 
basis of education. The mission of the public school supervisor is 
of a varied type, not only does it reach the lives of the children 
but is an active factor in the community. 

Much has been done this year to construct a more defined 
music curriculum. The course has been devised for a more con- 
centrated school room practice and music appreciation. The 
latter subject is of vital importance. 

I am very desirous to have a more complete selection of re- 
cording records. The victrola has become, within recent years, a 
necessary adjunct to the class room. Children cannot learn to 
enjoy nor desire to study that with which they have no acquaint- 
ance. The need for an organized course of study with the vic- 
trola is imperative and is rich in both usefulness and adaptabil- 
ity. It is a great dream come true that the children living in re- 
mote places can have at their command the greatest artists and 
symphony orchestras of the world. What kind of music are your 
children able to hear? The people must answer. 

A purchase of more books has been made. The slogan has 
been, "A book for every child." The musical interest is gaining 
with strides. The children are showing a more willing attention 
to the subject and consequently they receive a more pleasurable 
result, 



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My aim is to make "Music a living and lasting influence to 
the child and create a love for the Beautiful." 

I am indebted to my Superintendent and teachers for their a- 
cute observation and execution of my ideal. I extend my most 
grateful thanks to them and the town for their interested support. 

"Music is to the Soul, as Air to the body.' ; — Plato. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANCIS J. GORMAN, 
December 27, 1926 Music Supervisor 



Report of School Physician 



The School Committee, 
Prescott. 

I am pleased to make my report for the year 1926-1927. 
With the assistance of Mrs. Smith, school nurse, I made the reg- 
ular examinations and found them quite satisfactory. Some 
physical defects showed improvement over last year. Other con- 
ditions and school environment were also satisfactory. 

Sincerely, 

J. C. FEINDEL, M. D. 

School Physician 

North Dana, Mass., Jan. 17, 1927 



Town Warrant 



To either of the Constables of the Town of Prescott in the 

County of Hampshire, Greeting s 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are 
hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of said Town, 
qualified to vote in elections and in Town affairs, to meet at the 
Town Hall in said Prescott on Monday, the 7th day of Febru- 
ary next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to act on 
the following articles :- 

Art. 1. To choose a moderator to preside at said meeting 1 . 

Art. 2. To receive the reports of the town officers, and act 
thereon. 

Art. 3. To choose all necessary town officers for the year en- 
suing town clerk, town treasurer, three selectmen for the term of 
one year ; one assessor for term of three years ; one school com- 
mittee for the term of three years, one auditor for term of one* 
year, tree warden for term of one year, collector of taxes for term 
of one year, two or more constables for term of one year, on^ 
trustee of Wright fund for term of three years. 

Art. 4. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary to 
defray town charges the ensuing year, and make appropriation 
for the same. 

Art. 5. To see if the town will vote to authorize the treasurer, 
with the approval of the selectmen, to borrow money from time to 
time iii anticipation of the revenue of the financial year begin- 
ning January 1, 1927, and to issue a note or notes therefor, pay 
able within one year, any debt or debts incurred under this vote 



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to be paid from the revenue of the said financial year. 

Art. 6. To see what disposition the town will make of the 
money arising from the dog fund, or act thereon. 

Art. 7. To determine the manner of collecting taxes for the 
ensuing year, or act thereon. 

Art. 8. To see if the town will vote to appropriate fifty dol- 
lars for the support of the Hampshire Trustees for County Aid 
to Agriculture, and elect a director of that organization, as per 
Chapter 272, Acts of 1918, or act thereon. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will vote to build a section of road 
on the Allen road under the Small Town Act, beginning at the 
end of the 1926 improved road, and appropriate five hundred dol- 
lars for the same, or act thereon. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will vote to choose a ccmmittee to 
co-operate with the affected towns in the Ware and Swift rivers 
water plan, appropriate a sum of money for the same or act 
thereon. 

Art. 11. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the spe- 
cial fund of $161.23 under Chapter 480, Acts of 1924, or act 
thereon. 

Art. 12. To see if the Town will vote to keep all or part of 
their highways open in the winter for automobile travel, and ap- 
propriate a sum of money for the same, or act thereon. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant, by posting up at- 
tested conies thereof at the Town Hall and one at the Prescott 
Hill and one at North Prescott Post Office in said town, seven 
days at least before the time of holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this warrant, with 
yonr doings thereon, to the town clerk, at the time and place of 
meeting, as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this ninth day of January in the year of 
our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-seven. 

WALTER M. WAUGH 
FRED W. DOLTBLEDAY 
HARRISON D. PEIRCE 

Selectmen of Prescott 



The 
Valuation and Taxes 



AND 



Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town of Prescott.tc^ 

FOR THE YEAR < J>f- - 



1927 



Belchertown, Mass.: 

Press of Lewis H. Blackmer 

1928 



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IE HOUSE, 






Cities 

Valuation and taxes 

OF THE 

TOWN of PRESCOTT 

April 1, 1927 



Polls / NAME AND VALUATION Tax Moth 



Abbott Milo W. (heirs or devisees). Cooley- 

ville Rd. House 1000, barn 150, shed 25, 

hen house 25, home place 65a 675. 36.00 

1 Abbott Harry W. Cooleyville Rd. Horse 

50, 2 cows 130, 14 fowls 2, other ratable 

estate 10. 5.59 

1 Allen Frank R. Allen Rd. 5 horses 400, 21 

cows 1470, 50 fowls 47, 3 yearlings 100, 

other ratable 250, house 1050, 2 barns 

1500, wind mill 50, corn barn 25, garage 

75, hen house 25, home place 175a 2850, 

Cleveland lot 25a 250, Abbott lot 12a 125, 

Upton land 40a 400, Hyde lot 7a 35. 163.79 2.93 

1 Amsden Charles S. North Dana Rd. Horse 

100, 20 fowls 10, other ratable estate 175, 

house 200, barn 50, garage 25, hen house 

25, home place 4a 75. 14.34 .25 

1 Adams Loren M. Kelley Hill Rd. 2 horses 

75, 4 cows 200, yearling 25, 90 fowls 97, 

other ratable estate 50. Id. 36 

Adams Loren M. & Hattie T. House 650, 

barn 225, shed 25, home place 95a 475. 25.71 4.50 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION TaX Moth 



1 Aldrich West C. Cooleyville Rd. House 

675, 2 barns 375, home place 2a 50. 22.57 

Allen Frank R. & Waugh Walter M. Berry 

lot 40a 1650. 30.86 

Barnes Laura S. No. Prescott Rd. House 

750, hen house 25, garage 50, home place 

la 25. 15.90 .30 

1 Berry Charles W. Cooleyville Rd. 2 horses 

125, 2 cows 200, 2 yearlings 150, 20 fowls 

10, other ratable estate 500, house 1050, 2 

barns 750, shed 25, garage 75, 2 hen houses 

50, home place 102a 1100. 77.46 .68 

1 Blake George G. Jones Rd. House 900, 

home place 50a 600, Vaughan lot 20a 400. 37.53 

Brown L. Flora. Under Hill Rd. Cow 50, 
2 horses 75, 127 fowls 143, house 750, 
barn 225, hen house 50, Powers barn 50, 
home place 52a 500, Powers place 170a 
1000, Stone lot 18a 125, Little lot 50a 250, 
Gibbs lot 3a 15, Gray lot 30a 150. 63.26 2.25 

1 Brown Marshall F. Under Hill Rd. 2.00 

1 Browne Arthur L. Brown Rd. Horse 40, 

other ratable estate 10. 2.94 

Browne Lillie S. F. Brown Rd. House 600, 

barn 300, home place 70a 600. 28.05 .68 

1 Brown Carl W. Aiken Rd. Horse 100, 

yearling 25, other ratable estate 100. 6.21 

1 Brown George W. Aiken Rd. 2.00 

Boutin Lucy P. (heirs or devisees). Under 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax Moth 



Hill Rd, House 750, barn 225, hen house 
25, shop 50, home place 20a 375. 26.65 

Barker Albina C. West Prescott Rd. Ex- 
empt Clause 23. House 900, barn 225, 
home place 3a 100. 

1 Blinn Homer R. Cooleyville Rd. Horse 50, 

house 150, shed 25, home place 10a 125. 8.55 

1 Beaudin John. Cooleyville Rd. 2 horses 

150, other ratable estate 500. 14.16 

Beaudin John & Rosa. Cooleyville Rd. 
House 750, barn 375, shed 50, shop 25, 
garage 25, home place 75a 1050, Fish lot 
9a 100, Haskins lot 18a 200, Haskins lot 
No. 2, 15a 200. 51.89 1.80 

Brainerd June W. Light House, Hill Rd. 
5 horses 500, cow 75, 32 fowls 25, house 
1800, garage 200, barn 1000, shed 150, hen 
house 25, home place 40a 500, Herwitz 
land 37a 185, Caroline Horr lot 42a 300. 117.06 .30 

1 Chamberlain Fred W. West Prescott Rd. 
2 horses 200, 6 cows 360, two year old 60, 
50 fowls 60, other ratable estate 825, 
Hunter land 7a 50, Fuller lot 4a 25, Good- 
ell land 6a 75. 32.95 
Chamberlain William F. West Prescott Rd. 

Yearling 50. .94 

1 Clark Walter A. Cooleyville Rd. House 
1125, 2 barns 275, 2 sheds 200, home place 
43a 400. 39.40 

1 Currier Frank J. No. Prescott Rd. Horse 



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50, 5 cows 325, 2 two year olds 100, year- 
ling 25, 40 fowls 35, Haskins & Johnson 
lot la 25, Johnson lot 18a 125, Haskins lot 
20a 300, C. G. Haskins lot 7a 70, Baker & 
Darby lot la 25. 22.19 

Currier Frank J. & Ella M. No. Prescott 

Rd. Morgan lot 20a 200. 3.74 

Clark Jay Jr. & Helen M. Under Hill | Rd. 
Other ratable estate 100, house 450, barn 
150, home place 5a 150. 15.90 

1 Chapin Myron E. Cooleyville Rd. Horse 
50, 231 fowls 285, house 525, barn 300, 
2 hen houses 50, home place 50a 550, 
Egypt lot 2a 25. 35.38 

1 Corey Martin J. West Prescott Rd. 2 hors- 
es 200, 8 cows 600, 5 yearlings 200, swine 
50, 65 fowls 54. 22.64 

Corey Martin J. & Addie M. West Prescott 
Rd. House 1000, barn 525, Holden house 
150, Holden barn 100, home place 104a 
1600, Holden place 4a 50, C. T. Wheeler 
land 100a 1000. 82.75 1.35 

1 Doubleday Fred W. Dodge Rd. 2 horses 
200, 7 cows 450, 3 two year olds 150, 15 
fowls 4, other ratable estate 325, house 
1100, barn 450, hen house 25, garage 25, 
home place 83a 1250, Abbott lot No. 1, 6a 
150, Abbott lot No. 2, 2^ a 50. 80.15 .90 

Davis Isaac P. West Prescott Rd. Exempt 
Clause 23, 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax Moth 



1 Ewell Gershom 2.00 

1 Griswold Frank A. Cooleyville Rd. Other 

ratable estate 50, house 525, barn 225, 

wagon house 50, home place 40a 575. 28.60 .50 

Griswold Lucy A. Cooleyville Rd. 2 horses 

75, 2 cows 140, two year old 50, 40 fowls 

35. 5.61 

1 Griswold M. Algie. Wheeler Rd. horse 50, 

4 cows 260, swine 15, 60 fowls 60. 9.20 
Griswold Olive J. Wheeler Rd. House 350, 

barn 200, home place 67a 525. 20.10( 1.05 

1 Gross Arthur H. Cooleyville Rd. Horse 50, 

2 cows 80, house 525, barn 150, home place 

40a 500. 26.40 .45 

1 Gross Austin B. Fish Hill Rd. 2 horses 

250, 6 cows 390, yearling 50, 40 fowls 35, 

other ratable estate 50, house 600, barn 

450, 2 sheds 50, garage 100, home place 

110a 1300. 63.24 

1 Grout Charles H. Enfield Rd. 2 horses 150, 

5 cows 375, 60 fowls 60, other ratable es- 
tate 250, house 1200, barn 375, shed 25, 

garage 100, home place 75a 1000. 68.10 1.80 

Golden Rule Grange No. 52. Cooleyville 
Rd. Grange hall and store 675, barn 150, 
land la 50. 16.36 

1 Grindle Harry A. West Prescott Rd. 2 
horses 150, 6 cows 300, 3 yearlings 120, 
100 fowls 110, other ratable estate 700. 27.81 

Grindle Ethel C. West Prescott Rd. House 



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1050, barn 675, hen house 25, silo 100, 

home place 105a 1600. 64.52 1.05 

Haskins Hannah (heirs or devisees) No. 
Prescott Rd. House 525, barn 300, garage 
25, hen house 25, shop 125, home place 7a 
100. 20.57 

1 Hannum Austin P. No Prescott Rd. 4 
horses 400, 12 cows 900, two year old 50, 
other ratable estate 50. 28.18 

Hannum A. P. ,& C. E. North Prescott Rd. 
Berry land 6a 90, Aiken pasture 50a 300, 
Newell land 30a 300. 12.90 

Hannum Park (heirs or devisees). No. Pres- 
cott Rd. House 525, barn 525, carriage 
house 150, corn barn 50, home place 60a 
1750. 56.10 3.15 

Hannum Charles E. No. Prescott Rd. 2.00 

Hastings Elizabeth F. Cooleyville Rd. 
House 900, 2 barns 600, shed 25, home 
place 102a 1300. 52.83 .90 

Haskins Walter L. & Flora J. Under Hill 
Rd. House 750, barn 200, shed 25, garage 
25, home place 90a 1500. 46.75 .90 

1 Haskins Walter L. Under Hill Rd. Horse 
50, 2 cows 100, two year old 40, other rata- 
ble estate 200, house 600, barn 150, hen 
house 25, home place 12a 150. 26.59 

1 Hamilton John L. No. Dana Rd. 2.00 

1 Haskins Whitney O. Osgood Rd. Yearling 
25, 40 fowls 35, house 600, barn 300, 2 



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hen houses 100, garage 50, home place 8a 
125, King lot 12a 150, Tourtellott lot 2a 
100. 2977 .45 

• Johnson Charles H. Enfield Rd. House 
1000, barn 525, home place 50a 1100, 
Brigham lot 25a 400. 57.50 1.35 

1 Johnson Lyman S. Enfield Rd. 2 horses 
100, 6 cows 390, 30 fowls 30, house 675, 
barn 225, garage 50, gas tank and pump 
150, home place 79a 1500, Abbott lot 74a 
400. 67.82 .90 

1 Johnson Henry A. Enfield Rd. Other rata- 
ble estate 100, Bartlett lot 25a 125, Allen 
lot 8>^a 50, Macomber lot 10a 50, West 
Box Co. lot 8a 50. 9.01 

1 Johnson Andrew. Kelley Hill Rd. Horse 
50, 3 cows 150, house 450, barn 150, Potter 
house 50, home place 77a 1100, Potter land 
}4a 5, land old place 17a 100, Paige pas- 
ture 5a 50, Ansel Johnson place 123a 615. 52.86 1.35 

1 Johnson Guy A. Kelley Hill Rd. 2.00 

1 Jones William H. Cooleyville Rd. Cow 70, . 

other ratable estate 150. 6.11 

Jones Etta F. Cooleyville Rd. House 300, 
barn 100, home place 2a 50, Haskins lot 
8a 75. 6.11 

1 Johnson Fred A. Soapstone Rd. Horse 50. 2.94 

1 Kelley Eugene G. Dodge Rd. 2 horses 100, 
5 cows 325, yearling 50, other ratable es- 
tate 250, house 1125, barn 750, store house , 



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50, carriage house 150, shed 50, home 

place 102a 1600, out lot 7a 50. 86.15 

1 Kelley Ambrose L. Dodge Rd. 2.00 

Kelley Marion E. Dodge Rd. Other rata- 
ble estate 600 11.22 

1 Lawless Lucius S. Cooleyville Rd. 2 cows 

80, Bishop lot 44a 250. 8.18 

Lawless, Mrs. David B. (heirs or devisees). 
Cooleyville Rd. House 450, barn 100, 
home place 47a 650. 22.44 

1 Lawless John H. No. Prescott Rd. 2.00 

1 Mitchell Edwin P. Dodge Rd. Horse 100, 
2 cows 150, 350 fowls 422, other ratable es- 
tate 100, house 1200, barn 150, old house 
100, 2 hen houses 250, garage 50, home 
place 27a 450, Abbott land 8a 120, Egypt 
lot 10a 55. 60.85 

Mac Donald Emma L. Cooleyville Road. 

Other ratable estate 50. 2.94 

Mac Donald Emma L. Cooleyville Rd. 
House 600, barn 150, hen house 50, shop 
25, home place 20a 300. 21.04 .75 

1 Morgan George B. No. Prescott Rd. Horse 
100. 2 cows 80, 137 fowls 146, other rata- 
ble 150. 10.90 
Morgan Althea S. No. Prescott Rd. House 
450, barn 225, shed 50, corn barn 50, 2 hen 
houses 50, home place 37a 750. 29.45 .75 

1 Newburv Robert A. Enfield Rd. Horse 50, 

2 cows 130, yearling 50, 40 fowls 35. 6.96 



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Newbury Robert A. & Eva L. Enfield Rd. 

House 825, barn 150, shed 25, home place 

la 50, Hodgkins lot 10a 200. 23.38 

1 O'Brien Charles E. No. Prescott Rd. 2.00 

Pierce Daniel T. (heirs or devisees). North 

Prescott Rd. House 100, Freeman house 

25, Chapin house 250, Chapin barn 50, 

home place 80a 2000, Freeman land 4a 25, 

Chapin land la 25. 46.28 1.00 

1 Pierce Carl M. No. Prescott Rd. Cow 75, 

house 525, barn 150, hen house 25, home 

place 30a 650. 28.65 

1 Pettingill Frank A. No. Prescott Rd. Oth- 
er ratable estate 200. 574 
Pettingill Flora B. No. Prescott Rd. Horse 

50, house 675, barn 750, hen house 25, 

corn barn 25, shed 50, garage 50, home 

place 80a 1050. 50.03 

Pierce Ellis F. Jones Rd. House 500, barn 

200, shed 25, home place 74a 950. 31.32 .60 

Prescott Elizabeth. Plainville Rd. Horse 

50, 75 fowls 78, house 525, barn 100, hen 

house 50, home place 57a 300. 20.63 .30 

1 Prescott Ross E. Plainville Rd. 2.00 

1 Peirce Harrison D. Cooleyville Rd. Stock 

in trade 500, horse 50, cow 70, 26 fowls 18, 

other ratable estate 500, house 975, barn 

225, gas tank & pump 200, garage 100, 

home place ^a 25, Berry lot 12a 150, 

Titus lot 5a 50, Haskins lot 2a 25. 5(5.01 



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Peirce Harrison D. & Barnes, Laura S. 

Peirce lot 28a 200. 374 

2 Patterson Lorenzo. No. Prescott Rd. Horse 

100, 5 cows 375, 160 fowls 185, other rata- 
ble estate 10, house 675, barn 225, hen 

house 50, home place 25a 450. 41.77 .60 

1 Powers Minor E. 2 horses 200, 2 cows 150, 

two year old 50, yearling 20, 500 fowls 

615, other ratable estate 600, house 750, 

barn 225, 5 hen houses 500, grain house 

250, garage 50, shed 25, carriage house 50, 

home place 58a 900. 84.00 .45 

1 Powers Ralph E. Under Hill Rd. 2.00 

Peirce Leslie M. Brown Rd. House 350, 

barn 100, shed 25, hen house 50, home place 

50a 375. 16.83 .90 

1 Peirce Leroy M. Cooleyville Rd. 2.00 

1 Reed Harry A. Dodge Rd. 3 horses 300, 5 

cows 375, 4 two year olds 200, yearling 50, 

swine 15, 295 fowls 350, other ratable es- 
tate 200, house 1275, barn 600, shed 25, 

garage 50, corn barn 25, 5 hen houses 150, 

home place 115a 1900. 104.20 2.25 

Ryder Adeline S. Cooleyville Rd. House 

900, barn 225, home place 60a 600. 32.26 .90 

Roberts Frederick and Agnes. Shutesbury 

Rd. House 375, barn 150, home place 50a 

600. 21.04 

Raymond Matthew J. Light house Hill Rd. 

Other ratable estate 150. 4.81 



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Shaw Lillie M. (heirs or devisees). 2 houses 

750, barn 150, horse barn 150, home place 

60a 650. 31.79 .60 

Shaw Mrs. Abbie A. Cooleyville Rd. Al- 

drich place 25a 500. 9.35 

Stone Lucy (heirs or devisees). Jones Rd. 

House 300, barn 50, home place 50a 650. 18.70 .60 

Smith Ruth V. and Agnes V. No. Dana Rd. 

Other ratable estate 200, house 1200, barn 

200, hen house 100, house 150, barn 50, 

shop 25, Vaughan place 100a 2500, 

Checkerberry farm 9a 100. 84.62 .53 

1 Smith Caleb E. West Prescott Rd. 17 fowls 

7, other ratable estate 100. 4.00 

Shaw Howard I. Other ratable estate 100, 

house 450, barn 150, home place 50a 600, 

Henry lot 25a 125. 26.65 

Snow George and Bessie. Dodge Rd. Other 

ratable estate 200, house 900, barn 150, 

home place 52a 800. 38.34 

1 Smaczek Nicholas. West Prescott Rd. 3 

horses 200, 3 cows 195, 25 fowls 22, other 

ratable 150. 12.60 

Smaczek Nicholas and Julia. West Prescott 

Rd. House 1350, barn 750, shed 50, home 

place 120a 1850. 74.80 

1 Sanford Samuel W. Egypt Rd. Barn 100, 

shed 25, Wyman place 48a 475. 13.22 .60 

Smith Lucy Shaw. Cooleyville Rd. Berry 

lot 15a 150, M. A. Pierce lot 20a 350, Al- 



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drich land 14a 250. 14.03 

1 Thayer Ellis A. Under Hill Rd. Cows 65, 

30 fowls 22, other ratable estate 600, house 

750, barn 375, garage 50, hen house 25, 

home place 89a 900, Snyder lot 30a 1100, 

Vaughan lot 25a 200. / 78.43 1.05 

Thresher Fred M. (exempt ch. 18). No. 

Dana Rd. House 600, barn 200, 2 hen 

houses 50, home place 16a 200, old place 

43a 400, Abbott lot 30a 150, Tourtelott lot 

20a 100. 
1 Towne Frank E. Dodge Rd. 2.00 

1 Tinkey Charles C. Egypt Rd. Other ratable 

estate 400. 9.48 

Tinkey Charles C. and Mildred A. Dodge Rd. 

House 600, barn 150, shed 50, home place 

25a 300. 20.57 .15 

Tourtellott Willie M. No. Prescott Rd. A. 

S. Powers lot 20a 150. 2.81 

Tourtellott W. M. and Grace A. No. Pres- 
cott Rd. House 825, barn 200, hen house 

25, garage 25, home place 8a 175. 23.38 

Upton George H. Cooleyville Rd. (exempt 

ch. 23). 
1 Upton Leighton A. West Prescott Rd. 40 

fowls 35, house 525, shed 50, garage 25, 

home place la 25. 14.34 .30 

Upton Harry A. and Lula J. Egypt Rd. 

House 600, barn 225, garage 50, home 

place 69a 750, pasture lot 10a 150. 33.19 .98 



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1 Upton Harry A. Egypt Rd. Other ratable 

estate 500. 11.35 

1 Waugh Walter M. No. Prescott Rd. 3 

horses 200, 17 cows 1275, two year old 65, 

9 yearlings 400, swine 25, 75 fowls 79, 

other ratable estate 400, house 1050, barn 

675, silo 100, garage 50, Smith house 300, 

Smith barn 150, Smith shed 25, home place 

64a 900, Smith place 88a 1000, Cogswell 

lot 60a 500, Fisher place 54a 900, Haskins 

place 30a 300. 158.97 3.83 

1 Waugh George T. No. Prescott Rd. 140 

fowls 160, other ratable estate 150. 7.80 

Wendemuth Mabel L. Enfield Rd. Other 

ratable estate 25, 4 horses 400, 9 cows 630, 

two year old 50, 2 yearlings 80, 7 swine 

180, 42 fowls 37, house 1050, barn 375, 

old house 100, old barn 100, home place 

75a 1000, lower place 73a 500, horse barn 

150, stock in trade 280. 92.69 2.70 

1 Wendemuth Albert W. Enfield Rd. Other 

ratable estate 500. 11.35 

1 Wendemuth Frederick M. Enfield Rd. 2.00 

1 Wendemuth Herman R. Enfield Rd. 2.00 

Whitaker Silas (heirs or devisees). Plain- 

ville Rd. House 600, barn 200, hen house 

25, shed 25, brooder house 25, home place 

70a 850. 32.26 .60 

Wolff Frank F. No. Prescott Rd. Other 

ratable estate 100, house 450, barn 225, 



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shed 25, home place 68a 1500. 43.01 1.35 

1 Waurecuik Adam. Cooleyville Rd. Horse 
80, cow 20, house 525, barn 150, hen house 
25, home place 140a 1550. 45.95 1.65 

Wheeler Charles S. and Mabel C. No. 
Prescott Rd. Stock in trade 1500, horse 
75, other ratable estate 50, house and store 
1800, barn 300, gas tank and pump 200, 
garage 100, home place la 25. 75.74 

1 Wheeler Charles S. No. Prescott Rd. Nel- 
son lot 9a 150. • 4.81 
Wheeler Mabel C. No. Prescott Rd. Other 

ratable estate 250. 4.68 

1 Young Llewlyn. Cooleyville Rd. 2.00 

Young Llewlyn and Frances B. Cooleyville 
Rd. House 900, barn 200, home place 6a 
120. 22.81 

1 Pierce Leslie M. Brown Rd. Supplemental 
assessment pursuant to Chap. 51 General 
laws, assessed Dec. 7th 1927. 2.00 



Non-Residents 



Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax Motfa 



ATHOL 

Woods Edgar A. Brown lot 30a 1000, Woods 

lot 10a 600, Brown and Simmons lot 15a 150, 

Caswell lot 77a 500, Upton lot 58a 2000. 77.48 .45 

Woods Edgar A. and Marshall D. House 600, 

garage 50, Lincoln place 50a 475. 21.04 

Woods E. A., Athol, and Lincoln Levi, Dana. 

2 small houses 150, Lindsey lot 95a 2200, 

Brush Mountain lot 8a 50. 44.88 

Powers Orrin J. (heirs or devisees). Athol 

land class lots 4-5 wooded 7^2 a 355, land 

class lots 6-7-8 plantation 124a 620, Paige lot 

plantation 60a 300, Mountain lot plantation 

22a 110, Woods lot plantation 15a 75, Her- 

rick lot 6a 30. 27.86 

Fay O. A. (heirs or devisees). Horr lot 60a 

4400, Ben Paige lot 120a 1200, Merritt Horr 

lot 45a 1000, Arnott lot 18a 100, land 8a 150, 

Putnam lot 60a 350, Barrows lot 27a 2500. 181.39 

Diamond Match Co. Darby lot 31a 155, Har- 
rington lot 60a 300. 8.51 
Lincoln Conrad (heirs or devisees). Land 25a 

225. 4.21 

Fairbanks Eugene E. Fred Lincoln land 100a 

1000, Sampson and Webster lot 10a 2000. 56.10 



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Powers Orrin J. (heirs or devisees). Commu- 
tation tax 69.20 as per Chap. 598, Acts 1914. 

GREENWICH 

Hunter Edward. Land 20a 200. 3.74 

GREENWICH VILLAGE 

McKenney Arthur and Mary. Land 67a 650. 12.16 

Walker Charles D. and Grace B. Tinkey land 

la 50. .94 

Thrasher Joseph S. Land 30a 650, Freeman lot 

6a 50, Sanderson pasture 30a 200, Sanderson 

land y 2 2i 10. 19.82 

Parker Webster M. Berry lot 10a 125. 2.34 .30 

Cutler Smith (heirs or devisees). Egypt road 

lot 10a 70, Kelley hill lot 6a 30. 1.87 

Hillside Industrial School (exempt chap. 3). 

Land 56a 1000. 
Chifford Lucy Nye. Fry land 6a 70, Gee land 

4a 30. 1.87 

Harrington Mattie J. Darby lot 10a 200, 

Woods, O. S. lot 55a 900, J. M. Harrington 

lot 20a 600. 31.79 

Clapp Irena M. land la 100. 1.87 

Kimball Carlton S. Ida Vaughan lot 26a 200. 3.74 

Loux Andrew J. Ruggles land 34a 200. 3.74 

Hall Alfred H. Peterson pasture 11a 125. 2.34 .63 

Clark Minnie & Coit Mattie, Greenwich. Web- 
ber lot 6a 60, Clark lot 15a 140. 3.74 

Harrington Robert A., Greenfield & Mattie J., 

Greenwich. Pierce land 20a 350. 6.55 



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WORCESTER 

Haskell Alice & Stella. House 450, barn 150, 

home place 8a 100. 13.09 

Worcester Mechanics Hall Bank, trustee Mary 

Agnes Shea. Little place 100a 600. 11.22 

Herrick Leander F. Whitcomb mill lot 2a 50, 

C. A. Powers lot 3a 950. 18.70 

Anderson Clifford S. Upton place 20a 200. 374 

Pierce Bernie H. Tom swamp lot 33a 600, El- 
lis lot 30a 150, lot No. 1, 35a 200, lot No. 2, 12a 

60. 18.89 

Brown Earl & Bridges George O. Estey lot 

60a 650. 12.16 

ALTUS, OKLAHOMA 

Powers Charles A. (heirs or devisees). Land 

54a 600, land 10a 50. 12.16 

PROVIDENCE, R. I. 

Hamilton George S. House 300, barn 25, home 

place 3a 75. 7.48 

ORANGE 

Mann Thomas S. Martha J. Harrington lot 

30a 225. 4.21 

Mann Thomas S. Jr. House 600, barn 225, 
hen house 25, home place 69a 600, Amelia 
Root lot 20a 200, Brown land ^a 10. 31.04 

Willey Adelia S. Fanny Horr lot 32a 160. 2.99 

McKimmie, James Paige plain land 9a 325. 6.08 

AMHERST 

Cadwell Frank A. Caswell place 100a 1100, 

Clark land 7a 100. 22.44 



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Whitcomb Ernest H. Small house 300, Reed 

land 10a 200, Emma Woods place 6a 100, 

Caswell land 50a 400, Cook lot 25a 700, Cas- 
well lot 2 tracts 75a 600, Caswell lot 16a 150, 

Fountain Mill privilege 3a 25, Flint lot 20a 

300, Cadrett lot No. 1 40a 400, ICadrett lot 

No. 2 10a 200, Cadwell land 2a 50, Den. lot 

35a 2000, Horr lot 6a 50, Ward lot No. 1 30a 

250, Ward lot No. 2 32a 250, Ward lot No. 3 

J^a 25, Andrew Cadrett place 14a 150, house 
200, M. A. Pierce place 65a 1400, Potter place 

iy 2 a 25, Flint & Gillett lot 50a 2500, J. A. 

Pierce lot 32a 2000. 227.67 .60 

Cowles Walter D. Garlic land 40a 450. 8.92 

Fitts Rufus. Land 15a 200. 3.74 

NORTHAMPTON 

Hickey Thomas. Amsden lot la 25. .47 

Bailey Sydney. Kelley Hill lot 100a 1000. 18.70 

ORANGE 

Haskell Mrs. George. Horse 50. .94 

ENFIELD 

Newbury George (heirs or devisees). Land 

10a 150. 2.81 

Flint Tosiah (heirs or devisees). Stetson lot 

50a 500, Cowan lot 30a 300. 14.96 

Garlic George H. House 375, barn 100, shed 

25, home place 110a 750. 23.38 .45 

PELHAM 

Shores Emeline Theirs or devisees) & Jones 
Charles H. Crossett lot 9a 250, Conkey lot 



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Polls NAME AND VALUATION Tax Moth 



76a 600. 15.90 .60 

Cook Theodore (heirs or devisees). Land 20a 

325. 6.08 

Reed Alden (heirs or devisees). Sykes lot 

2^a 100. 1.87 

Whipple Harry J. Small house 150, Abbott lot 
64a 700, Bond lot 65a 600, Johnson lot 12a 
900. 43.95 

Frost Alfred H. & Charles F. Richardson lot 

18a 700, Powers lot lj^a 100. 14.96 

NEW SALEM 

Putnam Willard (heirs or devisees). Kemp lot 

30a 700, Ashley lot 30a 700, Berry lot 60a 

1600. 56.10 

Berry Elmer A. (heirs or devisees). Blair lot 

15a 100. 1.87 

Berry E. H. & Sawtelle H. E. Blair lot 15a 100. 1.81 
Berry Earl H. Newell land 90a 500. 9.35 .10 

Lincoln Myra. Dunn lot 16a 175. 3.27 

Stacy Joseph A. (heirs or devisees). Bigelow 

lot 26a 500. 9.35 

Freeman Edward A. Pierce land 6a 100. 1.87 .15 

Cogswell Berton & Harry S. & Charles H. & 

Felton Agnes F. Cummings lot 25a 1500. 28.05 

|Vineca Elisha. Woods lot 25a 150, Vaughan 

place 89a 500. 12.16 .25 

Orcutt William F. (heirs or devisees). Land 

J M 10. .19 

Whitaker Earl. 3 horses 225, 5 cows 325, 26 

fowls 17, other ratable estate 200, 2 barns 



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. S25„ Clark land 64a 550, Haden lot 10a 50, 

Keezar lot 3a 25, town farm land 2 tracts 

90a 800. 50.81 1.80 

Noys May L. Hunt land 30a 175. 3.27 

NORTH DANA 

Gee Charles E. Hemenway lot 25a 150. 2.81 

Crawford & Tylor. Morgan lot 75a 1100. ; 20.57 
Tyler Catherine T. & Crawford William !j. 

Spring lot 60a 1100. 20.57 

Tyler Catherine T. Humes lot 27a 700. 13.09 
Lindsey F. H. (heirs or devisees). Land 60a 

350. 6.55 

Recor Joseph. Land 45a 800. 14.96 

Carey Jerry. Land 30a 150. 2.81 
Kennedy David S. Storehouse 150, coal kiln 

200, Lincoln land 40a 250, Mason lot 35a 200. 14.96 
Doubleday Frank A. & Hattie M. Mt. L. lot 

36a 8p0. 14.96 
Donnell Henry F. Small house 200, land 10a 

100. 5.61 

Hager Otis E. Gleason land 15a 125. 2.34 

Stacy George L. Goodman land 6a 50. .94 

Flagg Levi W. Pine Hill lot 45a 250. 4.68 
Lincoln George W. & Belle C. Wheeler land 

6a 150. 2.81 

Wright Helen L. House 200, land 17a 100. 5.61 

Doubleday Lewis. Land 8a 200. 3.74 

CAMBRIDGE 

Worcester John N. Leonard Lincoln lot 64a 

700, W. B. Lincoln lot 100a 600. 24.31 



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LUDLOW 

Ludlow Mfg. Associates. Land 2a 1500, flowed 
land 30a 600, Shores lot 20a 300, Flint lot 
30a 400, Gillette lot 42a 600, Stetson Flint 
lot 100a 2200. 104.72 

SPRINGFIELD 

Freedman Allis. Hannum lot 20a 150. 2.81 

Lillie Luciun B. Horse 50, other ratable estate 

250, house 600, barn 300, home place 10a 300. 28.05 .90 

Barney Marjorie. Horse 50, other ratable es- 
tate 300, house 825, barn 300, cow shed 150, 
home place 80a 800. 45.35 .60 

WEST SPRINGFIELD 

Mason Annie B. House 375, barn 150, power 
house 300, coal kiln 500, land and water pow- 
er 22a 1650. 55.63 

SPRINGFIELD 

Worrill Henrietta R. Other ratable estate 100, 

house 700, land >4a 25, Johnson land ^a 25. 15.90 

ERVING 

Abbott Jessie H. House 300, barn 100, home 

place 27a 450. 15.90 .70 

GARDNER 

Lamy Eva J. Brown lot 25a 100. 2.81 

EASTHAMPTON 

Boyd William P. 7 cows 500, yearling 40, 
house 700, barn 400, horse barn 100, 2 hen 
houses 100, silo 25, home place 80a 1200. 57.32 

.SPRINGFIELD 

Woods Florence A. Barn 25, Shaw land 3a 100. 2.34 



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BOSTON 

Doubleday John A. House 750, barn 300, shed 

25, home place 70a 675. 32.73 .45 

SPRINGFIELD 

Farr George V. & Meretta Powers. Other rata- 
ble estate 100, house 600, land ^a 50. 14.03 

BOSTON 

Massachusetts Home Missionary Society. House 

1100, barn 375, home place 10a 300. 33.19 

NEW YORK 

Western Union Telegraph Co. Other ratable 

estate 138. 2.58 

BOSTON 

New England Tel. & Tel. Co. Other ratable es- 
tate 17. .32 

COOLEYVILLE 

Highland Telephone Co. Other ratable estate 

207. 3.87 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

From 

Chamberlain Rosa M. House 1167, barn 350, 

small barn 100, shed 33, home place 78a 1300. 55.17 4.65 
Chamberlain William A. House and store 817, 

barn 117, home place 5000 ft., 10, Paige land 

101a 1167. 39.45 

Davis Isaac P. & Ethel J. House 642, barn 175, 

hen house 50, home place 10a 300, pasture lot 

9a 50. 22.76 .15 

Smith George E. Land 33a 350. 6.55 



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PROPERTY EXEMPT FROM TAXATION 

Mass. Home Missionary Society. Boston. Ex- 
empt Ch. 11. Church 4000, land >4a 50. 

Pine Grove Cemetery. Ex. CI. 12. Pine 

Grove Cemetery 2a 500. 

Property of town of Prescott. — Law library 
300, Public Library books 1500, school sup- 
plies 500, town hall 1000, hearse house 200, 
4 school houses 2000, land ^a 50, land 4 par- 
cels la 50, 4 cemeteries 5a 500. 

TABLE OF AGGREGATES 

Number of residents assessed on property 82 

non-residents assessed on property 56 

persons assessed on property 205 

persons assessed poll tax only 16 

male polls assessed 73 

Tax on each poll $2.00 

Value of assessed personal estate 39,852 

alue of assessed real estate excluding land 252,705 

Value of assessed real estate excluding buildings 155,455 

Total value of real estate 252,705.00 

Total valuation of assessed estate 292,557 

Tax for state, county and town purposes including 

overlayings : 

On personal estate 745.26 

On real estate 4,725.81 

On polls 146.00 

Total tax April 1, 1927 5,617.07 

Rate of total tax per $1,000 li8.70 

Number of horses assessed 82 

" cows 177 

sheep 000 

neat cattle other than cows 49 

" swine 10 



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dwelling houses 94 

acres of land assessed 11,135^4 

fowls 2,802 

Value of fowls $3,343 

WALTER M. WAUGH 
FRANK R. ALLEN 
FRED W. DOUBLEDAY 

Assessors of Prescott 



Report of Selectmen 



Paid State Aid $66.00 

TOWN OFFICERS 
Paid W. M. Waugh, selectman $40.00 

W. M. Waugh, assessor 42.00 
W. M. Waugh, board of public welfare 5.00 

W. M. Waugh, registrar 4.00 

F. R. Allen, town clerk 25.00 

F. R. Allen, treasurer 75.00 

F. R. Allen, assessor 31.50 

F. R Allen, registrar 4.00 

Fred W. Doubleday, selectman 12.00 

Fred W. Doubleday, assessor 24.50 

Fred W. Doubleday, registrar 4.00 

H. D. Peirce, selectman 20.00 

H. D. Peirce, registrar 4.00 

E. P, Mitchell, teller 200 
L. A. Upton, teller 2.00 
Geo. T. Waugh, auditor 10.00 

F. A. Griswold, sealer weights 6.00 
A. W. Wendemuth, services as constable 4.00 
M. E. Chapin, part of 1924 collector's 

salary 45.00 
M. E. Chapin, part of 1925 collector's 

salary 30.00 $390.00 



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STATE HIGHWAY ACCOUNT 

Paid W. M. Waugh $11970 

W. M. Waugh, man and team 45.00 

C. M. Pierce 49.05 

Herman Wendemuth 40.95 

Milton Patterson 99.00 

Warren Peirce 115.65 

A. H. Gross 85.03 

Gersham Ewell 81.90 

F. R. Allen, man and team 97.65 

Oscor Olkson 94.05 

Fred Wendemuth, man and team 127.80 

Lyman Allen 67.73 

H. D. Peirce, truck 264.60 

A. W. Wendemuth, truck 261.00 

E. P. Mitchell 30.15 

F. A. Bowen 62.55 
W. O. Haskins 14.40 
F. J. Currier, rpairing tools 1.25 
Ernest Allen, tending lanterns 10.00 
C. M. Pierce, tending lanterns 7.00 
C. M. Pierce, cement .95 
W. S. Newton, cement 3.20 
Clifford Anderson, stone fill 10.00 
Geo. R. Carpenter, dynamite 17.50 
New England Culvert Co. 141.12 
W. M. Waugh, gravel 2.00 
F. R. Allen, fill material 10.00 

F. A. Pettengill 112.95 $1,997.38 



Appropriation, state $1,000.00 

Appropriation, town 500.00 

Appropriation, county 500.00 



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Cost of team hire $169.95 l 

Cost of truck hire 365.40 

Cost of material 221.02 

Cost of labor 1,241.01 $1,997.38 

MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

Paid Lewis H. Blackmer, printing reports $29.70 

James D. Kimball, treasurer's bond 10.00 
Hobbs & Warren, account book and blank warrant 2.55 

Berkshire Mutual Fire Insurance Co 27.55 

Lewis H. Blackmer, collector's notices 1.75 

M. E. Chapin, inspector of animals 24.80 

Wakefield Item Co., assessor's supplies 4.50 

C. H. Chase, real estate transfers 2.40 

M. A. Griswold, mowing town house yard 2.00 

Hobbs & Warren, tax books 5.65 

James D. Kimball & Co., collector's bond 20.00 

Lewis H. Blackmer, tax bills and envelopes 4.95 
Geo. T. Waugh, express and cartage, sealer's 

weights 1.75 

F. W. Doubleday, wood for town house 3.00 

H. D. Peirce, justices' fees 4.50 

M. E. Chapin, inspector slaughtering 12.80 

F. A. Griswold, care of town house 1.00 
F. R. Allen, recording births, marriages and 

deaths 5.50 

F. R. Allen, postage, telephone and stationery 14.00 

Ruth R. Allen, postage envelopes 9.70 

W. M. Waugh, postage and telephone 11.20 



$199.30 
Appropriation $350.00 

WORKMEN'S LIABILITY INSURANCE 
Paid James D. Kimball & Co. $175.12 



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MOTH WORK 



Paid W. H. Jones 


$34.65 




E. P. Mitchell 


34.65 




CM. Pierce 


35.10 




H. D. Peirce 


44.00 


$148.40 


FOREST FIRE ACCOUNT 




Paid Nicolas Smaczek 


$1.23 




Stanley Smaczek 


1.50 




A. W. Wendemuth 


6.30 




Geo. T. Waugh, express fire material 


2.58 




Eastern Drug Co., material 


3.59 




Commonwealth Mass., material 


6.00 




Boston Fire Appliance Co., material 


15.96 




F. W. Doubleday 


2.35 




Harry Grindle 


2.25 




Guy Johnson 


1.35 




W. H. Jones 


1.35 




Adam Wourecuik 


1.35 


$45.81 


Appropriation 




$100.00 



SWIFT RIVER WATER PROJECT 
Paid George D. Storrs, services before 1927 Legis- 



lature 


$158.74 


W. M. Waugh, expense to Boston 


14.00 


Fred W. Doubleday, expense to Boston 


14.00 


H. D. Peirce, expense to Boston 


14.00 




$200.74 


Appropriation 


$300.00 


HIGHWAY ACCOUNT 




Paid Selectmen's orders 


$4,484.69 


Appropriation 


$4,485.00 



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HIGHWAY BRIDGE ACCOUNT 
Paid Selectmen's orders $120.25 
Appropriation $150.00 

HIGHWAY RAILING ACCOUNT 
Paid Selectmen's orders , $23.45 

RECAPITULATIONS 

Paid town officers $390.00 

State Aid 66.00 

support of poor 102.76 

miscellaneous account 199.30 

highway account 4,484.69 

bridge account 120.25 

railing account 23.45 

snow bills 289.53 

state road 1,997.38 

moth work 148.40 

workmen's liability insurance 175.12 

forest fire 45.81 

Swift River Water Project 200.74 $8,243.43 

RESOURCES 

Due 1924 tax $13.56 

Due interest 1924 tax 3.72 

Due 1925 tax 175.20 

Due interest 1925 tax 23.64 

Due 1926 tax 7.88 

Due interest 1926 tax .63 

Due 1927 tax 726.98 

Due interest 1927 tax 14.54 

Cash on hand 4,105.05 $5,061.20 

LIABILITIES 

W. M. Waugh, note $1,200.00 

W. M. Waugh, interest 10.00 

M. E. Chapin, collector 1924 and 1925 tax 55.00 



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Ruth R. Allen, collector 1926 and 1927 tax 130.00 
Special fund, Chap. 480, Acts 1924 161.23 

Workmen's liability insurance 70.00 

W. M. WAUGH 
FRED W. DOUBLEDAY 
H. D. PEIRCE 

Selectmen 



$1,626.23 



REPORT OF BOARD OF PUBLIC WELFARE 
Paid support of poor $102.76 

Appropriation $150.0^ 

W. M. WAUGH 

FRED W. DOUBLEDAY 

H. D. PEIRCE 

Board of Public Welfare 



LIST OF JURORS 



Austin P. Hannum 
Eugene G. Kelley 
Harrison D. Peirce 
Frank R. Allen 
Leighton A. Upton 



W. M. WAUGH 

FRED W. DOUBLEDAY 

H. D. PEIRCE 

Selectmen 



Farmer 
Farmer 
Farmer 
Farmer 
Farmer 



Report of Treasurer 



To the Citizens of Prescott: 

RECEIPTS 

Surplus war bonus fund $161.23 

Free cash Jan. 1st 1,298.37 

M. E. Chapin, coll. 1924 taxes 66.66 

M. E. Chapin, coll. 1925 taxes 195.39 

Ruth R. Allen, coll. 1926 taxes • 2,353.10 

Ruth R. Allen, coll. 1927 taxes 5,033.14 

County treasurer, dog fund returned 66.08 

State treasurer, corporation tax, public service 31.02 

State treasurer, corporation tax, business 3.04 

F. A. Griswold, sealer 2.23 

County treasurer, wild cat bounty 10.00 

State treasurer, tuition of children 1,082.52 

State treasurer, Mass. school fund, Part 2, Chap. 70 271.41 

State treasurer, income tax 1925 10.00 

State treasurer, income tax 1926 75.00 

State treasurer, income tax 1927 1,185.00 

W. M. Waugh, note No. 18 1,200.00 

E. A. Thayer, auctioneer's license 2.00 

Orange Savings Bank, note No. 19 4,000.00 

Library account 29.46 

District Court fines 10.00 

State treasurer, comp. animal inspector 12.40 

State treasurer, acct. of highways 4,873.06 

Dividend cancelled insurance policy 6.44 



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State treasurer, acct. of state forestry 3.00 

State treasurer, in lieu of taxes 123.92 

State treasurer, tuition of children 1,095.82 

State treasurer, high school tuition 755.00 

State treasurer, school superintendent's salary 362.49 

County treasurer, acct. of highways 500.00 

State treasurer, high school transportation 739.90 

State treasurer, state aid 72.00 

State treasurer, veterans' exemption 6.18 

Interest on deposits, national bank 57.65 

Lilla Shaw cemetery fund 10.50 

Nelson Whitaker cemetery fund 4.25 

Walter Shaw cemetery fund 6.00 

Susannah Haskins cemetery fund 11.25 

Eliza Jennison cemetery fund 4.00 

B. F. Aiken cemetery fund 3.00 

Francis B. Paige cemetery fund 2.50 

Francena Johnson cemetery fund 6.50 

Mary J. Woods cemetery fund 1.50 

Gilbert and Grover cemetery fund 4.50 

Martha Briggs cemetery fund 7.00 

John Cowan cemetery fund 2.00 

Delia P. Allen cemetery fund 5.00 

George M. Webber cemetery fund 2.00 

Total receipts $25,763.51 

EXPENSES 

Paid selectmen's orders $8,243.43 

school orders 6,345.97 

cemetery commissioners' orders 80.00 

wild cat bounty 20.00 

certification of notes 4.00 

W. M. Waugh, interest on note 60.00 

W. M. Waugh, note 1,200.00 



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death return 


.25 


M. E. Chapin, refund 1924 tax 


4.50 


record, ink and express 


3.24 


county tax 


982,46 


library trustees' orders 


14.00 


assessors' abatements 


7.61 


state tax 


600.00 


penalty, Chap. 117, Sec. 35 


3.00 


Orange Savings Bank, note 


4,000.00 


Orange Savings Bank, interest on note 


90.00 


expense 


$21,658.46 


on hand to balance 


4,105.05 



$25,763.51 
FRANK R. ALLEN, Treasurer 



Report of Town Clerk 



BIRTHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1927 



Date Name 

Feb. 27 Alice Rose Wauzenski 



Parents 

Adam Wauzenski 
Frencess Bobeck 
May 19 Ruth Esther Newbury Robert A. Newbury 

Eva Wendemuth 

MARRIAGES RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1927 

Date Name Age Residence Place 

Jan. 1 Gershom F. Ewell 23 Prescott Prescott 

Evelyn R. Stockwell 22 Ashuelot, N. H. Prescott 

DEATHS RECORDED IN PRESCOTT, 1927 



Date 


Name 




Age 


Place 


June 21 


Charles S. Wheeler 


51 


5 11 


Prescott 


July 23 


Flora B. Pettengill 


60 


3 20 


Prescott 


Oct. 9 


Lucy A. Griswold 


64 


9 13 


Prescott 


Oct. 18 


Arthur L. Brown 


66 


3 1 


Prescott 



FRANK R. ALLEN, Town Clerk 



Report of Cemetery Commissioners 



To the Citizens of Prescott : 

Received from Lilla Shaw fund 

Walter O. Shaw fund 
Whitaker fund 
Susannah Haskins fund 
Francena Johnson fund 
Mary J. Woods fund 
Gilbert & Grover fund 
Martha Briggs fund 
John Cowan fund 
Delia P. Allen fund 
George Webber fund 
Eliza Jennison fund 
B. F. Aiken fund 
Francis B. Paige fund 

Total receipts from funds 
Town appropriation 

Total receipts $95.00 

EXPENSES 

Paid Howard I. Shaw $34.00 

Carl M. Pierce 7.20 

Whitney O. Haskins 372 



$10.50 


6.00 


4.25 


11.25 


6.50 


1.50 


4.50 


7.00 


2.00 


5.00 


2.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.50 


$70.00 


25.00 



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Frank R. Allen 35.08 



Total expenses 
Unexpended balance 







$80.00 






15.00 




$95.00 


WALTER M. 


WAUGH 




FRANK R. ALLEN 




Cemetery 


Commissioners 


of Presdott 



Report of Superintendent of Roads 



LABOR IN 1927 

Paid F. W. Doubleday, superintendent $493.80 

F. W. Doubleday, double team 37.80 

F. W. Doubleday, truck 790.13 

H. D. Peirce, truck 606.00 

H. D. Peirce, labor 73.81 

Charles H. Grout, tractor 326.00 

Charles H. Grout, double team 21.60 

F. D. Chamberlain, double team 28.80 

Harry A. Reed, double team 43.20 

Harry A. Reed, labor 81.50 

William H. Jones, labor 412.21 

M. A. Griswold, labor 339.09 

R. A. Newbury, labor 304.43 

O. A. Jones, labor 238.11 

W. D. Haskins, labor 194.64 

E. P. Mitchell, labor 130.95 
L. N. Allen, labor 91.80 
M. A. Patterson, labor 18.00 
Herman Wendemuth, labor 14.40 

F. E. Towne, labor 6.75 
Geo. T. Waugh, truck .75 
A. H. Gross, labor 70.80 

MATERIAL 

F. J. Currier, bolts and work on scraper $2.35 

F. W. Doubleday, work on scraper 1.20 



^324.57 



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H. D. Peirce, work on scraper 

F. A. Pettingill, housing scraper 

H. D. Peirce, pickax, handle, mattocks 

H. D. Peirce, fuse 

R. A. Newbury, dynamite 

N. E. Metal Culvert Co., 3 Armco culverts 

Geo. T. Waugh, cartage 

C. S. Wheeler & Co., axle grease 

F. J. Currier, sharpening tools 

M. A. Griswold, gravel 

F. A. Griswold, gravel 
M. E. Chapin, gravel 
E. W. Vineca, gravel 

G. G. Blake, gravel 

H. W. Goodman, gravel 
M. F. Brown, gravel 



Truck labor 
Tractor labor 
Team labor 
Men labor 
Materials and repairs 



State appropriation 
Town appropriation 

Balance 



.90 

2.00 

2.25 

75 

.60 

63.52 

1.50 

.50 

6.15 

22.56 

29.12 

3.84 

10.24 

4.96 

4.48 

3.20 



$160.12 





$4,484.6^ 


$1,214.34 




244.50 




83.70 




2,782.03 




160.12 


$4,484.69 


$3,900.00 




585.00 


$4,485.00 



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WORK ON BRIDGES, 1927 
Paid F. W. Doubleday, labor $14.70 

F. W. Doubleday, truck and team 15.70 

F. W. Doubleday, 1,100 ft. 3 in. plank 49.50 
H. D. Peirce, labor 9.45 

H. D. Peirce, spikes 2.40 



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W. H. Jones, labor 


9.45 




E. P. Mitchell, labor 


3.15 




L. N. Allen, labor 


3.15 




Edward Freeman, stringers 


7.00 




Harry Whipple, 4x4's 


5.75 


$120.25 


Town appropriation 




150.00 


Balance 


$29.75 


RAILING ACCOUNT 






Paid F. W. Doubleday, labor 


$7.20 




F. W. Doubleday, truck 


5.25 




H. D. Peirce, labor 


7.20 




0. A. Jones, labor 


3.20 




0. A. Jones, spikes 


.60 


$23.45 


Town appropriation 




25.00 



Balance $1.55 

FRED W. DOUBLEDAY, Suft. of Roads 
December 31, 1927. 



Report of Auditor 



Prescott, Mass., Dec. 31, 1927 
I have this day examined the accounts of the several town offi- 
cers and find $4,105.05 in the hands of the treasurer. 

GEO. T. WAUGH, Auditor 



Report of Library Trustees 



The trustees of the Free Public Library present the following 
report : 

National Geographic Magazine, World's Work, Popular Me- 
chanics, St. Nicholas and Dumb Animals are available to patrons 
at the Main library and South branch. 

1,877 books have been loaned during the year, 1,075 from the 
Hill branch, 466 from Main library and 200 from the North 
Prescott branch. 

We wish to extend our thanks to all friends who have aided us 
in any way. We are glad to see the interest in good reading, es- 
pecially among the boys and girls. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 
Balance from last year $29.46 

Town appropriation 
Librarian 

Balance on hand 



15.00 


$44.46 


$12.00 


$12.00 




$32.46 


ELSIE M. THRESHER 




EDWIN P. MITCHELL 




EVA L. NEWBURY 




Trustees 





Annual Report 

OF THE 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

OF 

PRESCOTT, MASS. 

For the Fiscal Year Ending Dec. 31, 1 927 



ORGANIZATION 

School Committee 

MYRON E. CHAPIN, Ch. (Resigned) Term expires 1928 
FRED W. DOUBLEDAY, Sec. Term expires 1928 

EDWIN P. MITCHELL Term expires 1930 

Superintendent 
ARTHUR W. SMITH North Dana 

Music Supervisor 
FRANCIS J. GORMAN North Dana 

School Physician 
J. C. FEINDEL, M. D. North Dana 

School Nurse 
Position is vacant 

Attendance Officers 

ALBERT W. WENDEMUTH 
M. A. GRISWOLD 



To the Citizens of Prescott : 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 
RECEIPTS 

Town appropriation $6,200.00 

Appropriation for repairs 100.00 

Dog fund 66.08 $6,366.08 

EXPENDITURES 

School committee, pay and other expenses $112.49 

Superintendent, sa^ry and other expenses 630.51 
Music supervisor, salary and other expenses 152.04 

Teachers' salaries 2,747.50 

Text books 134.81 

Supplies for instruction 94.62 

Janitors 100.00 

Fuel 127.60 

Miscellaneous 23.53 

Repairs and maintenance 73.27 

Promotion of health 40.00 



$6,366.08 



Transportation 




1,209.60 


Tuition 




900.00 


Unexpended 




20.11 




ITEMIZED EXPENSES 




SCHOOL 


COMMITTEE 


Fred W. Doubleday, pay 


$5.00 


]E. P. Mitchell 




5.00 



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M. E. Chapin 70.00 

E. A. Thayer 7.00 

Other expenses 9.29 

Portion of 1926 town report 16.30 $112.49 

SUPERINTENDENT 

Salary $459.56 

Other expenses 170.95 $630.51 

MUSIC SUPERVISOR 

Francis J. Gorman, salary $120.00 

Other expenses 32.04 $152.04 

TEACHERS 

Ella A. Hoye $360.00 

Helen M. Martin 550.00 

Marion E. Kelley 750.00 

Fanny G. Thayer 610.00 

Gertrude M. Whelton 247.50 

Ruth E. Johnson 180.00 

Mary N. Crowl 50.00 $2,747.50 

TEXT BOOKS 

Benj. H. Sanborn & Co. $7.98 

Ginn Co. 41.20 

World Book Co. 4.61 

American Book Co. .48 

Edwin E. Babb & Co. .58 

A. W. Smith 1.78 

The Macmillan Co. 4.52 

J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1.71 

Churchill Trindall Co. 1.17 

Silver Burdett & Co. 5.55 

Longmans Green & Co. 1.30 

Hall & McCreary Co. 2.25 

Lyons & Carnahan 24.62 

Houghton Mifflin Co. 18.32 



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G. & C. Merriam Co. 




i 16.00 


The A. N. Palmer Co. 




2.74 


SUPPLIES 


1 FOR INSTRUCTION 


Kardex Sales Corp. 




$1.65 


Laidlow Bros. 




3.56 


World Book Co. 




870 


A. W. Smith 




1.45 


Howard & Brown 




.75 


J. L. Hammett Co. 




43.82 


Edwin E. Babb & Co. 




19.85 


Milton Bradley Co. 




12.32 


Houghton Mifflin Co. 


JANITORS 


2.52 


Ida M. Waugh 




$40.00 


Roger Doubleday 




38.00 


Eunice Adams 




22.00 



$134.81 



$94.62 



$100.00 
FUEL 

$127.60 $127.60 

REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 

H. S. Peirce, labor and material $8.49 

M. E. Chapin, labor 4.50 

W. W. Woodward, material 33.85 

F. W. Doubleday, labor and transfer 13.20 

E. P. Mitchell, labor and material 13.23 $73.27 

MISCELLANEOUS 
Walker 1.00 

E. E. Babb & Co. 7.53 

Fanny Mitchell 15.00 $23.53 

PROMOTION OF HEALTH 
Dr. J. C. Feindel $40.00 $40.00 

HIGH SCHOOL TUITION 
Belchertown $75.00 

New Salem 715.00 



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Fitchburg 110.00 $900.00 

HIGH SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION 
L. M. Adams $131.20 

F. R. Allen 346.40 

F. A. Pettengill 187.20 

W. M. Jones 145.60 

F. W. Doubleday 199.20 $1,009.60 

ELEMENTARY TRANSPORTATION 
W. M. Jones $100.00 

Olive J. Griswold 100.00 $200.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

MYRON E. CHAPIN, Chairman 



School Calendar 



1928 

Tuesday, January 3 — Friday, February 24 8 

Monday, March 5 — April 20 7 

Monday, April 30 — June 15 7 

Tuesday, September 4 — Friday, December 21 16 

1929 

Wednesday, January 2 — Thursday, February 21 8 

Monday, March 4 — Thursday, April 18 7 

Monday, April 29 — Friday, June 14 7 

Tuesday, September 3 — Friday, December 20 16 

Schools will not be in session on holidays. A holiday occur- 
ring on Sunday will be observed by closing schools on the next 
Monday. The schools will remain closed from the noon of the 
Wednesday just before Thanksgiving until the next Monday. 

January 1, February 22, April 19, May 30, July 4, first Mon- 
day in September, October 12, December 25, are holidays, 



Report of Superintendent of Schools 



To the Committee of Prescott: 

All the teachers with us at the close of school in June have re- 
signed; Miss Martin in August, Mrs. Thayer in September, Miss 
Kelley in October. 

Miss Martin accepted a position near her home, Mrs. Thayer 
gave up teaching because of illness, Miss Kelley accepted a bet- 
ter position at North Wilbraham. 

Mrs. Thayer has to her credit many years of faithful service in 
our town. Good character building was emphasized in the man- 
agement of her school. Politeness, civility, quietness prevailed. 

Miss Kelley was the successful teacher of the largest school in 
town for over ten years. She has our good wishes in her present 
position. 

The new teachers are Miss Ella R. Haye at No. 2 ; Miss Ger- 
trude M. Whelton at No. 4; Miss Ruth E. Johnson at No. 3. All 
are graduates of Normal schools. They are doing good work. 

Last spring the teachers of tne school union selected four com- 
mittees of four teachers, each. Each committee had representation 
from each town. 

The best method for us to use with our text books in history 
and geography was to be recommended by two of the committees. 
These two are yet studying the problem. They have been hin- 
dered by the several changes in teachers, causing change in per- 
sonnel of committees. 

Since the edition of spellers we were using was going out of 
print, it became necessary to select a new speller or buy a new 



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edition of the old one. Buying a new edition of an old book is 
about the same financially as buying a new book. So one of the 
committees spoken of above, carefully examined a dozen or more 
spellers with the view of selecting a modern speller that could be 
adapted to our alternate method of use. This committee recom- 
mended as first choice, The Breed-French Speller. The superin- 
tendent after much study of the book, agreed with the choice of 
the committee, and the books were placed in the schools. 

We have been unable to find an available school nurse. At the 
present time our school physician is in the south for the winter, 
so our schools are receiving no special attention as to health. The 
school physician made the usual fall physical inspection and has 
rendered his report. 

The latest data on hand shows but twenty-three pupils in the 
schools. One school has but five pupils. If it were not for the 
cost and the road difficulties, it would seem better to reduce the 
number of schools to two. 

The tests mentioned a year ago have been given, but lack of 
sufficient office help has prevented the superintendent from ana- 
lyzing results and drawing conclusions. A cursory examination 
of them seems to show that a majority of the pupils were doing 
well for their chronological ages, but that the grade work was a 
little difficult except for those having high intelligent quotients 
A few having good intelligent quotients were doing unsatisfac- 
tory work ; were not doing as well as they were capable of doing. 

Several classes of same grade showed varying educational age 
marks and their intelligent quotients often showed the cause. 

The superintendent thanks the committee and the teachers for 
their cooperation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ARTHUR W. SMITH, 
Suft. of Schools; 



Report of School Physician 



The School Committee, 

Town of Prescott 

I beg to report of making the regular school examinations for 
the ensuing school year, 1927-28. 

Am pleased to note the prompt response to vaccinations. 

Other school conditions appeared to be satisfactory as usual. 

Truly, 

J. C. FEINDEL, 

School Physic km 
No. Dana, Mass. 
Dec. 31, 1927. 



Report of Supervisor of Music 



Westboro, Mass. 
Dec. 29, 1927. 
Superintendent of Schools, 
Prescott, Mass. 

The appreciation of good music is one of the finest things that 
belong to life, but it does not manifest itself through the naming 
of composers and their compositions, nor is it evident in the rec- 
ognition of instrument tones, nor in the aimless picking out of 
motives and themes. Appreciation of good music j is manifest 
through its preferment. When we invite in the child this prefer- 
ment we invite a contemplation of the beautiful and good. Such 
contemplation may become an attitude or controlling influence 
for the growth and happiness of the individual as well as for the 
welfare of society. Such a background seems to be the control- 
ling factor for music education in school curriculum. 

I am pleased to say our music is especially taught with this 
aim. 

The music memory contest does this successfully. That is its 
chief distinction. Such work in appreciation, while beneficial to 
all children, is particularly desirable for those children who are 
taking music lessons or planning to do so in the future. Instead 
of driving children to it, we lead them to it so that they learn for 
themselves that it is something to be enjoyed. It is my means to 
perpetuate such a controlling source and every child is entitled to 
the advantage. 

The music education series provide the opportunity for all- 



to 



found musical development. The need of a book for every child 
has been supplied. Through the books, ; pupils learn to sing 
songs that result in power and enthusiasm in participation songs 
that make a strong appeal through attractive verse and melodic 
beauty. This is in line with progress. 

I am indebted to my superintendent and teachers for their a- 
cute observation and execution of my ideal. I extend my , most 
grateful thanks to them and the town for its interested support. 

"Teach every child to draw, model, sing or play a musical in- 
strument." — Dr. Charles W. Eliot 

Respectfully submitted, 

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ENROLLMENT 






1926-1927 








Boys 


Girls 


Total 


No. Day 
Sessions 


No. 2 


7 


3 


10 


178 


No. 3 


16 


10 


26 


173 


No. 4 


11 


3 


14 


163 


Totals 


34 


16 


50 


514 



MEMBERSHIP AND ATTENDANCE 







Aggregate 


Average 


Total 


Aggregate 


Per Cent 






Attend. 


Attend. 


Memb. 


Memb. 


Attend. 


No. 


2 


1751 


9.83 


10 


10 


98.3 


No. 


3 


4307y 2 


24.99 


28 


26.44 


94.5 


No. 


4 


1325 


8.12 


15 


8.55 


94.9 



Total 



7383 



42.94 



53 



44.99 



287.7 



SIGHT AND HEARING TEST, OCTOBER 1927 

Number of pupils enrolled in the schools 29 

Number found defective in eyesight 

Number found defective in hearing 

Number of parents or guardians notified 



GRADUATES, JUNE 17, 1927 

Eleanor Louise Griswold 
Dorothy Laura Hunt 
Charles Alden Reed 



Town Warrant 



To either of the Constables of the Town of Prescott in the 
County of Hampshire, Greetings 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are 
herebv directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of said Town, 
qualified to vote in elections and in Town affairs, to meet at the 
Town Hall in said Prescott on Monday, the sixth day of Febru- 
ary next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to act an 
the following articles :- 

Art. 1. To choose a moderator to preside at said meeting. 

Art. 2. To receive the reports of the town officers, and act 
thereon. 

Art. 3. To choose all necessary town officers for the year en- 
suing town clerk, town treasurer, three 1 selectmen for the term of 
one year ; one assessor for the term of three years ; two school 
committee, one for the term of three years and one for the term 
of one year; one auditor for the term of one year, tree warden 
for the term of one year, collector of taxes for the term of one 
year, two or more constables for the term of one year, one trustee 
of Wright fund for the term of three years. 

Art. 4. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary to 
defrav town charges the ensuing year, and make appropriation 
for the same. 

Art. 5. To see if the town will vote to authorize the treasurer, 
with the approval of the selectmen, to borrow money from time to 
time iii anticipation of the revenue of the financial year begin- 
ning January 1st, 1928, and to issue a note or notes therefor, pay- 



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able w ithin one year, any debt or debts incurred under this vote 
to be paid from the revenue of the said financial year. 

Art. 6. To see what disposition the town will make of the 
money arising from the dog" fund, or act thereon. 

Art. 7. To determine the manner of collecting taxes for the 
ensuing year, or act thereon. 

Art. 8. To see if the town will vote to sell part or all of their 
personal property and authorize their treasurer to sell the same, 
or act thereon. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will authorize the selectmen to em- 
ploy counsel to represent it at hearings in which it is interested 
before any committee of the General Court, and raise and appro- 
priate money for the purpose. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will authorize the selectmen to 
institute or favor legislation before the General Court relative to 
terminating the corporate existence of the town, or of having its 
official duties taken over by some duly constituted authority, or 
act in relation thereto. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant, by posting up at- 
tested copies thereof at the Town Hall and one at Prescott Hill 
and one at North Prescott in said town, seven days at least be- 
fore the time of holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this warrant, witii 
your doings thereon, to the town clerk, at the time and place of 
meeting, as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this sixteenth day of January in the 
year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-eight. 

WALTER M. WAUGH 
FRED W. DOUBLEDAY 
HARRISON D. PEIRCE 

Selectmen of Prescott 



Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town of Prescott 



VJkxab, 



FOR THE YEAR 



1928 



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Report of Selectmen 



TOWN OFFICERS 

Paid F. R. Allen, town clerk $14.00 

F. R. Allen, treasurer 75.00 
Ruth R. Allen, collector 1926 & 1927 130.00 

F. R. Allen, registrar 4.00 

F. R. Allen, assessor 34.00 

F. W. Doubleday, assessor 6.00 

F. W. Doubleday, selectman 10.00 

A. W. Wendemuth, constable 14.50 

A. W. Wendemuth, tree warden 1.50 

W. M. Waugh, selectman 157.95 

W. M. Waugh, assessor » 68.00 

W. M. Waugh, registrar 4.00 

H. D. Peirce, selectman 10.00 
H. D. Peirce, registrar & election officer 10.00 

Elsie Thrasher, librarian 13.57 

F. J. Currier, ballot clerk 8.00 

E. P. Mitchell, ballot clerk 2.00 

E. P. Mitchell, teller 2.00 

L. A. Upton, teller 2.00 
Fanny E. Mitchell, town clerk, registrar 

and election officer 29.00 

Fred W. Doubleday, assessor 31.50 
Fred W. Doubleday, election officer and 

registrar 8.00 
Ruth R. Allen, collection 1924 & 1925 



tax 10.40 

E. P. Mitchell, election officer 6.00 $651.42 

MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

Paid Mrs. W. M. Waugh, copying valuation 1927 $4.00 

James D. Kimball Co., treasurer's bond 20.00 

Lewis H. Blackmer, printing 1927 town reports 59.40 

Myron E. Chapin, inspector slaughtering 3.20 

Myron E. Chapin, inspector animals 6.00 

C. H. Chase, real estate transfers (89) 17.80 

James D. Kimball Co., workmen's liability ins. 256.34 

George D. Storrs, telephone calls 2.05 

W. M. Waugh, telephone and postage 17.11 

F. R. Allen, telephone, postage, stationery 13.50 
F. R. Allen, care of cemetery lots 3.00 
F. R. Allen, moving treasurer's safe to Barre 12.00 
F. R. Allen, moving town clerk's safe 2.00 
F. R. Allen, mowing cemeteries 20.00 
Diamond Union Stamp Works, rubber stamp 2.82 
Farrington Printing Co., Inc., order books 6.37 
H. D. Peirce, mowing cemeteries 20.00 
James D. Kimball, tax collector's bond 20.00 
Hobbs & Warren, blank warrants 1.58 
Davol Printing House, reg. posters 2.50 
Lewis H. Blackmer, printing tax bills 5.70 
Petrie Monumental Works, repairing head- 
stone, Haskins cemetery lot 6.00 

A. P. Hannum, care of cemetery lots 6.50 

Fanny E. Mitchell, meeting town clerks 5.00 

Fanny E. Mitchell, justice's fees 1.50 

Fanny E. Mitchell, postage and stationery 2.00 

Fanny E. Mitchell, recording births and deaths 2.00 
Fred W. Doubleday, moving town clerk's safe 

and books 6.00 

$524.37 



HIGHWAY ACCOUNT 

Paid selectmen's orders $4,484.41 

HIGHWAY BRIDGE ACCOUNT 

Paid selectmen's orders 23.90 

MOTH WORK 

Paid H. D. Peirce $3475 

E. P. Mitchell 33.25 68.00 

SWIFT RIVER WATER PROJECT 

Paid George D. Storrs, services before 1928 legislature $199.14 

W. M. Waugh, expenses to Boston 14.00 

H. D. Peirce, expenses to Boston 14.00 

Fred W. Doubleday, expenses to Boston 18.00 



$245.14 



FOREST FIRE ACCOUNT 



Paid Fred W. Doubleday 
E. P. Mitchell 
Milton Patterson 
W. H. Jones 
Elmer Haskins 
George T. Waugh 
H. D. Peirce 
C. H. Grout 
M. A. Griswold 
R. A. Newbury 
L. A. Upton 
A. W. Wendemuth 
Fred Wendemuth 
H. R. Wendemuth 
Town of Pelham 



$6.85 
2.75 
1.35 
1.35 
1.35 
2.35 
1.00 
4.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
2.00 
1.00 
1.00 

15.00 



43.00 



REPAIRS ON BOBBIN HOLLOW BRIDGE 
Paid Frank Pettengill $23.13 

H. D. Peirce 24.00 



k. A. Newbury 


18.00 




F. J. Currier 


24.00 




F. W. Doubleday 


20.40 




Tntcil frtiV 1 o Vvr\,T" — 




$110.03 


J. UUdi lU'I laUU'I 

Paid H. D. Peirce, lumber 


$576 


H. D. Peirce, use of truck 


5.00 




F. J. Currier, iron and nails 


3.60 




F. W. Doubleday, lumber 


14.40 




F. W. Doubleday, use of truck 


5.00 




F. W. Doubleday, use of team 


7.00 




F. H. Vaughn, cement 


27.41 




W. M. Waugh, spikes, lumber and lag 






screws 


2.50 


$72.67 



Total cost of repairs $182.70 

RECAPITULATIONS 

Paid town officers $651.42 

miscellaneous account 524.37 

highway account 4,484.41 

moth work 68.00 

Swift River Water Project 245.14 

bridge account 23.90 

forest fire 43.00 

repairs Bobbin Hollow bridge 182.70 $6,222.94 

RESOURCES 

Due 1928 tax $379.41 
Due interest on 1928 tax 7.59 

Cash on hand 2,467.51 $2,854.51 

LIABILITIES 

Due Ruth R. Allen, collector 1928 tax $65.00 

M. E. Chapin, collector 1924 and 1925 tax 44.60 

Special Fund, Chapter 480, Acts 1924 163.23 



Workmen's Liability Insurance 60.00 



$332.83 

WALTER M. WAUGH 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 
Commission Acting as Selectmen of the Town of 
Prescott 

REPORT OF BOARD OF PUBLIC WELFARE 
Not any expense 

WALTER M. WAUGH 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 

Commission Acting as Selectmen of the Town of 

Prescott 

LIST OF JURORS 

Fred W. Doubleday Farmer 

Frank J. Currier Farmer 

Frederick M. Wendemuth Farmer 

WALTER M. WAUGH 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 

Commission Acting as Selectmen of the Town of 

Prescott 



Report of Treasurer 



To the Citizens o>f Prescott: 

RECEIPTS 

Surplus war bonus fund $161.23 

Cash on hand, Jan. 1, 1928 3,943.82 

Ruth R. Allen, coll. 1926 tax 8.51 

Ruth R. Allen, coll. 1927 tax 753.06 

Ruth R. Allen, coll. 1928 tax 3,069.16 

M. E. Chapin, coll. 1925 tax 55.07 

Ruth R. Allen, coll. 1924 tax 14.51 

Ruth R. Allen, coll. 1925 tax 145.32 

Interest on deposits, national bank 65.95 

County treasurer, dog fund returned 70.74 

State treasurer, corporation tax, business 3.13 

State treasurer, account of highways 3,923.63 

County treasurer, wild cat bounty 20.00 

City of Fitchburg, school department 35.75 

Town of Greenwich, 1927 forest fire account 9.25 
State treasurer, Mass. School Fund, Part II, Chap. 70 191.07 

Hampshire Mutual Fire Insurance Company 27.69 

State treasurer, comp. animal inspector 3.00 

Orange Savings Bank, note No. 20 2,500.00 

District Court, fines 250.00 

State treasurer, corporation tax P. S. 1925 .68 

State treasurer, corporation tax P. S. 1926 .25 

State treasurer, corporation tax P. S. 1927 .29 

State treasurer, corporation tax P. S. 1928 32.57 



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State treasurer, income tax 1927 50.00 

State treasurer, income tax 1928 1,001.30 

State treasurer, tuition of children 455.35 

State treasurer, State Aid 60.00 

State treasurer, Veterans' exemption 6.54 

State treasurer, high school transportation 592.90 

Town of New Salem, school department 8.01 

Town of Dana 8.55 

Town of Shutesbury, sealer's outfit 100.00 

State treasurer, school superintendent 344.22 

State treasurer, high school tuition 511.23 

Francena Johnson cemetery fund 6.00 

Delia P. Allen cemetery fund 5.00 

John Cowan cemetery fund 1.00 

George Webber cemetery fund 2.00 

Francis B. Paige cemetery fund 4.00 

Mary Woods cemetery fund .50 

Gilbert & Grover cemetery fund 3.00 

Martha Briggs cemetery fund 5.00 

Total receipts $18,449.28 

EXPENSES 

Paid selectmen's orders $6,222.94 

school orders 4,678.05 

W. M. Waugh, note 1,200.00 

W. M. Waugh, interest on note 30.00 

certification of note 2.00 

assessors' abatements 25.27 

county tax 757.87 

wild cat bounty 10.00 

stat tax 340.00 

auditing 159.39 

Orange Savings Bank, note 2,500.00 



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Orange Savings Bank, interest 56.25 



Total expense $15,981. 77 

Cash on hand to balance 2,467.51 



$18,449.28 

FRANK R. ALLEN 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 
Commission Acting as Treasurer of the Town of 
Prescott 



Report of Superintendent of Roads 



LABOR IN 1928 




Paid F. W. Doubleday, superintendent 


$512.70 


F. W. Doubleday, truck 




701.92 


F. W. Doubleday, double 


team 


47.00 


H. D. Peirce, truck 




591.75 


H. D. Peirce, labor 




26.25 


F. A. Bowen, team 




67.00 


F. A. Bowen, labor 




208.25 


A. W. Wendemuth, truck 




73.50 


C. H. Grout, tractor 




369.00 


R. A. Newbury, labor 




316.00 


H. Wendemuth, labor 




279.50 


L. N. Allen, labor 




255.00 


L. A. Upton, labor 




239.25 


F. J. Currier, labor 




211.25 


E. P. Mitchell, labor 




141.25 


M. A. Griswold, labor 




138.25 


F. A. Pettingill, labor 




135.00 


C. Haskins, labor 




90.50 


F. E. Towne, labor 




12.90 


W. M, Waugh, Labor 




1.35 $4,417.62 


Material and repairs 




66.79 



$4,484.41 

MATERIAL, 1928 
M. A. Griswold, gravel $32.64 



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G. G. Blake, gravel 8.08 

H. W. Goodman, gravel 1.92 

E. P. Mitchell, dynamite .90 
H. D. Peirce, labor on scraper 4.50 
H. D. Peirce, axle grease .50 

F. W. Doubleday, labor on scraper 3.00 
F. W. Doubleday, repairs mowing machine 2.25 
F. J. Currier, labor on scraper and material 6.50 
F. J. Currier, repairs on tools 6.50 



State appropriation 
Town appropriation 



$66.79 



Total labor, material and repairs 




$4,484.41 


Truck, labor 


$1,154.42 




Tractor labor 


276.75 




Team labor 


80.50 




Men labor 


2,905.95 




Material and repairs 


66.79 


$4,484.41 


Balance 




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Annual Report 

OF THE 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



OF 



PRESCOTT, MASS. 

For the Fiscal Year Ending Dec. 31,1 928 



ORGANIZATION 



School Committee 
CELIA C. DOUBLEDAY 
WALTER M. WAUGH 



Superintendent 



ARTHUR W. SMITH 



Greenwich Village 
New Braintree 



North Dana 



Music Supervisor 
FRANCIS J. GORMAN 



School Physician 



T, C. FEINDEL, M. D. 



North Dana 



North Dana 



School Nurse 
KATHRYNE MANSFIELD, R. N. 



Bondsville 



Attendance Officers 

ALBERT W. WENDEMUTH 
M. A. GRISWOLD 



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FINANCIAL STATEMENT 
RECEIPTS 



Town appropriation $ 


.3,600.00 




Dog tax 


70.74 


$3,670.74 


EXPENDITURES 






School committee pay, and other expenses 


$60.64 




Superintendent salary, and other expenses 


547.21 




Music supervisor, salary and other expenses 


155.60 




Teachers' salaries 


1,800.00 




Text books 


25.72 




Supplies for instruction 


29.12 




Janitors 


75.00 




Fuel 


24.00 




Miscellaneous 


1.53 




Repairs and maintenance 


4.25 




Promotion of health 


51.03 




Transportation, elementary 


336.00 




Transportation, high school 


688.00 




Tuition, high school 


480.00 




Tuition high school, 1927 


75.00 




Transportation, high school, 1927 


147.20 




Janitor service, 1927 


16.00 


$4,516.30 


Tuition, vocational department, high school 




161.75 



$4,678.05 



ITEMIZED EXPENSES 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 
Celia C. Doubleday, pay $35.00 

Telephone, postage, etc. 3.19 

Portion of 1927 report 16.20 

Howard & Brown, engrossing 5 diplomas 1.25 

School census 5.00 



$60.64 



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SUPERINTENDENT 

Salary $441.22 

Other expenses 105.99 $547.21 

MUSIC SUPERVISOR 
Francis J. Gorman, salary $120.00 

Other expenses 35.60 $155.60 

TEACHERS 



Ruth E. Johnson 


$540.00 


Ella R. Hoye 


540.00 


Gertrude M. Whelton 


360.00 


Barbara McClelland 


360.00 


TEXT BOOKS 


World Book Co. 


$1.84 


Lyons & Carnahan 


11.99 


Houghton Mifflin Co. 


10.61 


American Book Co. 


1.28 



$1,800.00 



$25.72 

SUPPLIES FOR INSTRUCTION 

E. E. Babb & Co. $6.31 

Milton Bradley Co. 1.35 

J. L. Hammett Co. k 21.46 $29.12 





JANITORS 




Eunice Adams, due on 


1927 


$16.00 


Ida M. Waugh 




15.00 


Karl E. Grout 


o 


22.00 


Roger Doubleday 




22.00 


Francis Barbar 




7.00 


Lyman Gr is wold 




9.00 



$91.00 



FUEL 

Ida M. Waugh $1.00 



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F. W. Doubleday 23.00 $24.00 

REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 

Alarm clock $3.25 

Cleaning and repairing pipe and chimney 1.00 $4.25 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Lyman Griswold, nails, matches, etc. $0.50 

Karl Grout, 2 brooms 1.03 $1.53 

PROMOTION OF HEALTH 
J. C. Feindel, M. D. $15.00 

Kathryne Mansfield, R. N. 30.00 

Town's share, nurse's scale, rod, and case 6.03 $51.03 

HIGH SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION 

Loren Adams, 1927 $60.80 

Wm. H. Jones, 1927 26.40 

M. Algie Griswold, 1927 60.00 

Frank R. Allen 95.20 

Frank A. Pettingill 93.60 

Fred W. Doubleday 190.40 

Nicholas Smaczek 106.40 

M. Algie Griswold 202.40 $835.20 

ELEMENTARY TRANSPORTATION 

E. P. Mitchell $336.00 $336.00 

HTGH SCHOOL TUITION 

Town of Belchertown, 1927 $75.00 

Town of Belchertown, 1928 187.50 

Town of New Salem, 1928 292.50 $555.00 

VOCATIONAL DEPT. HIGH SCHOOL TUITION 
Town of Belchertown $126.00 



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Town of New Salem 3575 $16175 



$4,678.05 
3,67074 



$1,007.31 
Respectfully submitted, 

CELIA C. DOUBLEDAY 
Chairman of Committee 
December 31, 1928 



Report of Superintendent of Schools 



Prescott, January 2, 1929 
To the Prescott School Committee : 

Perhaps the most noteworthy event affecting the school depart- 
ment during the year 1928 is the closing the Number 2 and the 
Number 4 schools because of lack of pupils through the depopu- 
lation of the town. Property owners have sold their holdings to 
the Metropolitan Water Commission and established homes else- 
where. Only the Number 3 school is running, and that has but 
seven pupils distributed in grades one, three, four, six and seven. 

Miss Barbara M. McClelland, the teacher, was graduated from 
the Westfield Normal School last June. Her earnestness and en- 
thusiasm with so small a membership that she knows will become 
smaller rather than larger, is very commendable. 

This fall the "Open Door Language Series" displaced the 
series long in use in the grammar grades, and the "Child-Study 
Series" became our basal reading system. 

At last we have found a school nurse in the person of Miss 
Kathryne Mansfield, R. N., of Bondsville. She began her duties 
last October, and is to visit the schools twice a month. The school 
physician made the fall medical inspection. The reports of the 
school physician and the school nurse follow. 



Report of School Physician 



To tlie Superintendent of Schools 
Town of Prescott 

Sir: 

I regret to find the schools of Prescott reduced to one small 
school of ten pupils, and beg to report of having made the regu- 
lar physical examination for the present 1928-29 school year with 
the help of the teacher, as no school nurse was available, and 
found nothing special to mention in my findings. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. C. FEINDEL, M. D., 
School Physician 
No. Dana, December 31, 1928 



Report of School Nurse 



Mr. Arthur W . Smith 
Superintendent of Schools 

Dear Sir: 

I hereby submit my report as school nurse from October, 1928, 
to January 1, 1929. 

The complete physical examinations required by state law 
were given by Dr. Feindel, the school physician, at the beginning 
of school this fall. 

Number of pupils examined 11 

Defects found: 

Teeth (carious or irregular) 5 

Tonsils (enlarged or diseased) 3 

Adenoids (enlarged) 3 

Defective orsion 1 

Pupils with no defects 2 

Underweights 

The parents received notices of defects found. 

Visits to schools 6 

Visits to homes 2 

I appreciate your help, Mr. Smith, also that of the teacher and 
the parents. 

Respectfully, 

KATHRYNE MANSFIELD, R. N. 



Report of Supervisor of Music 



Westboro, Mass., January 1, 1929 
To the Superintendent of Schools: 

It is not an uncommon thing to hear the remark, "I can't ap- 
preciate classical music." There are many people who make such 
a remark honestly, but the individual is not always at fault. 
Schools, parents, and communities are largely to blame. Any 
child, if taken early enough, can acquire a taste for good music. 
In order to develop this musical taste, or appreciation, we must 
hear it, and if possible, study it. 

The Music Memory Contest does this successfully. That is its 
chief distinction. It is also the reason for its rapid spread 
throughout the country and universal approval of musical educa- 
tors. The unanimity of the enthusiastic support given by every 
music supervisor who has tested the Music Memory Contest can 
be indicative of only one fact ; it works. It does secure the co- 
operation. 

The value of music in education, fortunately, is becoming more 
and more clearly recognized. This is evidenced by the increas- 
ing time being given the subject in the curriculum, the school 
credits for private study being granted in many places, and the 
frequency of the public discussion of the subject. The educa- 
tional value of music is of two kinds, at least, the first as a mind 
trainer — as pointed out by Dr. Charles W. Eliot, President 
Emeritus of Harvard University — and the second, as a means of 
preparation for a broader, fuller, happier life. So it is not best 



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for those to say, ''Give me popular music and I'm satisfied." 

Today we may sit in our home town theatre, far removed from 
the big musical centers, and see upon the silver screen some of 
our favorite artists and listen to their music. Then the radio, 
what a boon for those of us who live in the far corners of the 
country, isolated from the great cities and musical opportunites. 
We are at least familiar with Dr. Damrosch's radio work and we 
are to hear more from him concerning his ideas for radio music in 
the schools. The United States is honestly desirous of bringing 
to the youth of America that great inspiration and help which 
may come through contact with good things and good people. 

OBJECTIVES IN MUSIC CURRICULUM 

1. Development of pure, beautiful tone (as first essential to 
developing and sentizing the ear); guarding and guiding the 
voice ; developing that pleasure in and fondness for beauty in the 
tonal realm which is known as Appreciation of Music. 

2. Development of good singing (technically considered). 

3. Development of knowledge and skill in relation to Sight 
Singing. 

4. Pleasure in music as manifested in reactions in the regu- 
lar music period. 

5. The development of the Social Spirit through music by 
means of choir ensemble. 

6. Enlarged Musical Horizon presented by the Victrola a- 
bout composers and composition not included in the basic school 
music course. 

I feel confident that this summarization of facts presented to 
you gives an adequate reason for music instruction in our schools. 
It is with this purpose in mind that I attend to my duties. 

I am indebted to my superintendent and teachers for their ac- 
curate observation and execution of my Ideal. I extend my most 
grateful thanks to them and the town for its intesested support. 

"Music can noble hints impart, 
Engender fury, kindle love, 



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With unsuspected eloquence can move 
And manage all the men with secret art," 

— Addison 



Respectfully submitted, 

FRANCIS J. GORMAN 

Supervisor of Music 



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No. 3 
No. 4 
Totals 



No. 2 
No. 3 
No. 4 
Totals 



PRESCOTT 


ENROLLMENT 




1927-1928 






Boys 


Girls 


Total 


No. Day 
Sessions 


7 


3 


10 


179 


14 


7 


21 


179 


6 


2 


8 


143 


27 


12 


39 


501 



MEMBERSHIP AND ATTENDANCE 



Aggregate 
Attend. 
1119.5 
2136.5 
1107. 
4363. 



1927-1928 

Average Total 

Attend. Memb. 

6.25 13 

11.93 21 

7.75 9 

25.93 43 



Average 
Memb. 

6.47 
12.46 

7.90 
26.83 



Per Cent 
Attend. 

97. 

94.68 

98. 

96.64 



SIGHT AND HEARING TEST, OCTOBER 1928 
Number of pupils enrolled in the school 
Number found defective in eyesight 
Number found defective in hearing 
Number of parents or guardians notified 

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School Calendar 



ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS 
1929 

Wednesday, January 2 — Thursday, February 21 8 

Monday, March 4 — Friday, April 18 7 

Monday, May 6 — Friday, June 21 7 

Tuesday, September 3 — Friday, December 20 16 

Monday, December 30 — Friday, February 21, 1930 8 

1930 

Monday, March 3 — Friday, April 17 7 

Monday, May 5 — Friday, June 20 7 

LEGAL HOLIDAYS 

Schools will not be in session on holidays. A holiday occur- 
ring on Sunday will be observed by closing schools on the next 
Monday. The schools will remain closed from the noon of the 
Wednesday just before Thanksgiving until the next Monday. 

January 1, February 22, April 19, May 30, July 4, first Mon- 
day in September, October 12, November 11, December 25, are 
legal holidays. 

CENSUS OCTOBER 1, 1928 





5 to 7 yrs. 


7 to 14 yrs. 


14 to 16 


yrs. 


Illiter- 
ate 16-21 


Boys 


1 


8 


2 







Girls 





4 


1 







Total 


1 


12 


3 








29 



Distribution of above minors: 
In public day school 

12 3 

Not in any school 

10 

No children in public institutions or private schools. 



Repectfully submitted, 

ARTHUR W. SMITH 

Suferintendent of Schools 



Official Reports 



of the 



Town of Prescott 



Uta/V*. 



FOR THE YEAR 



1929 



* 



Belchertown, Mass.: 

Press of Lewis H. Blackmer 

1930 

Or 



MAY 19 1930 



W*f£ HOUSE, BOSTON 










Mass 

Cities 



Report of Selectmen 



TOWN OFFICERS 
Paid Ruth R.Allen, tax collector for 1928 $65.00 
Frank R. Allen, services as assessor 50.00 
Myron E. Chapin, services as tax col- 
lector for 1924 and 1925 42.65 
Walter M. Waugh, services as select- 
man and assessor • 234.50 
Frank R. Allen, services as treasurer 75.00 
Celia C. Doubleday, town clerk 25.00 $492.15 

MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

Paid Ruth R. Allen, postage $4.20 

Lewis H. Blackmer, printing town reports 37.80 

James D. Kimball Co., treasurer's bond 10.00 

P. B. Murphy, town clerk's supplies 2.00 

C. H. Chase, real estate transfers 11.60 

A. W. Wendemuth, inspector of animals 3.55 
F. W. Doubleday, moving town safe from E. P. 

Mitchell's 6.06 
James D. Kimball, tax collector's bond 20.00 
Lewis H. Blackmer, excise tax bills 1.85 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, audit of ac- 
counts of July 23, 1928 67.75 
Hobbs & Warren, tax book and blanks 5.49 
Hbbbs & Warren, abatement book 4.90 
John H. Lawless, settlement of pending law- 



suit, Lawless vs. Town of Prescott 15.82 
Walter M. Waugh, postage and telephone 21.68 
James D. Kimball Co., workmen's liability in- 
surance 169.15 
Herman Wendemuth, mowing cemeteries 24.00 
Robert Newbury, mowing cemteries 24.00 
Frank R. Allen, postage 5.00 
S. R. King, inspector slaughtering 5.63 
Celia C. Doubleday, justice's fees 1.00 
Celia C. Doubleday, postage and ink 1.59 
Celia C. Doubleday, recording deaths 2.00 
M. Algia Griswold, mowing town house yard 2.00 



$447.01 



FOREST FIRE ACCOUNT 

Paid Robert A. Newbury $4.30 

Guy A. Johnson 1.50 

Stanley Smaczek 1.00 

Nicholas Smaczek 1.00 

William Carrigan 1.00 

Town of Pelham 8.65 

Fred W. Doubleday 9.25 

Fred Doubleday, Jr. 4.50 

Roger Doubleday 2.00 

A. W. Wendemuth 11.50 45.20 

HIGHWAY ACCOUNT 

Paid selectmen's orders 4,485.53 

HIGHWAY BRIDGE ACCOUNT 

Paid selectmen's orders 29.55 

SNOW BILL FOR WINTER 1928 AND 1929 
Paid A. W. Wendemuth 8.40 

Fred W. Doubleday 16.50 24.90 



REC APITUL ATION S 



Paid Town Officers 


$492.15 


Miscellaneous Account 


447.01 


Highway Account 


4,485.53 


Highway Bridge Account 


29.55 


Snow Bills 


24.90 


Forest Fire Account 


45.20 


Support of Poor 


169.25 


RESOURCES 




Due, 1929 tax 


$265.66 


Cash in treasury 


2,477.58 



5,693.59 



2,743.24 



LIABILITIES 

Due Ruth R. Allen, collector 1929 tax 65.00 

Walter M. Waugh, services as select- 
man for December 22.85 87.85 

WALTER M. WAUGH 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 
Commission Acting as Selectmen of the Town of 
Prescott. j 

REPORT OF BOARD OF PUBLIC WELFARE 
Paid support of poor $169.25 

WALTER M. WAUGH 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 

Commission Acting as Selectmen of the Town of 

Prescott. 

LIST OF JURORiS > ? 

Fred W. Doubleday Farmer 

Frederick M. Wendemuth Farmer 



Report of Treasurer 



To the Citizens of Prescott-. 



RECEIPTS 

Surplus war bonus fund 

Cash on hand Jan. 1, 1929 

Eliza Jennison cemetery fund, 1928 account 

Walter Shaw cemetery fund, 1928 account 

B. F. Aiken cemetery fund, 1928 account 

Lillia Shaw cemetery fund, 1928 account 

Nelson Whitaker cemetery fund, 1928 account 

Susannah Haskins cemetery fund, 1928 account 

Interest on deposits, National Bank 

Dog fund returned 

Ruth R. Allen, coll. 1928 tax 

Ruth R. Allen, coll. 1928 int. on taxes 

Ruth R. Allen, coll. 1929 tax 

Ruth R. Allen, coll. 1929 int. on taxes 

Mass. School Fund, Part II 

Vocational education 

Income tax, 1928 

Corporation tax, 1928 

Corporation tax, business, 1928 

Compensation animal inspector 

Metropolitan District Water Supply Commission 

Account of Highways 



$161.23 

2,306.28 

3.00 

.50 

2.00 

.50 

.50 

5.00 

52.60 

46.43 

379.41 

9.68 

1,679.89 

1.81 

390.65 

32.38 

61.52 

.02 

.17 

1.77 

2,000.00 

3,900.00 



School Superintendent's salary 341.21 

Rebate liability insurance 73.15 

R. R. Allen, motor excise tax 60.92 

1929 income tax 548.00 

Corporation tax 20.24 

Corporation tax, business 2.60 

High school transportation 718.90 

Receipts from cemetery funds, 1929 account 

Eliza Jennison fund 3.00 

Walter Shaw fund .50 

B. F. Aiken fund 2.00 

Lillia Shaw fund 3.50 

Nelson Whitaker fund .50 

Susannah Haskins fund 5.00 

Francena Johnson fund 6.00 

Mary Woods fund 1.00 

Gilbert & Grover fund 3.00 

Martha Briggs fund 5.00 

Delia P. Allen fund 5.00 

John Cowan fund 2.00 

George Webber fund 2.00 



Total receipts $12,838.86 



EXPENSES 



Paid Selectmen's orders 


$5,693.59 




School orders 


3,755.01 


k 


Assessors' abatements 


52.62 




County tax 


689.61 


,'i 


State tax 


170.00 




Veterans' exemption 


.45 




Total expense 




10,361.2* 



8 

Cash on hand to balance 2A77. 5S 



$12,838.86 
FRANK R. ALLEN 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 
Commission Acting as Treasurer of the Town of 
Prescott. 



Report of Superintendent of Roads 



LABOR IN 1929 
Paid H. R. Wendemuth, labor $351.25 

R. A. Newbury, labor 344.25 

F. J. Currier, labor 305.25 
R. A. Crockwell, labor 297.25 
C. E. Haskins, labor 223.25 
L. A. Upton, labor 193.00 
M. A. Griswold, labor 176.00 
Wm. Carrigan, labor 167.25 

G. A. Johnson, labor 117.25 
F. M. Wendemuth, double team 27.00 
F. W. Doubleday, Jr., labor 25.60 
S. Smaczek, labor 8.00 
H. D. Peirce, labor 42.50 
H. D. Peirce, truck 600.00 
H. D. Peirce, tractor 368.00 
F. W. Doubleday, superintendent 462.00 
F. W. Doubleday, truck 683.02 
F. W. Doubleday, team and mowing 

machine 25.80 4,410.67 

MATERIALS 
Paid F. J. Currier, sharpening picks and bars 4.25 j 

F. J. Currier, bolts for scraper .50 

H. D. Peirce, grease for scraper .50 

H. D. Peirce, repairs on scraper 1.50 



id 



£\ W. Doubleday, repairs on scraper 1.8d 

F. W. Doubleday, repairs on machine 2.35 
M. F. Brown, gravel 2.80 

M. A. Griswold, gravel 11.04 
M. A. Griswold, hauling culverts 1.00 

N. E. Metal Culvert Co., two culverts 43.12 68.86 



Total 

Men labor 

Truck labor 

Tractor labor 

Team labor 

Materials 

State appropriation 

Town appropriation 



From funds to balance .53 

HIGHWAY BRIDGE ACCOUNT 

Paid Fred W. Doubleday, labor 8.50 

Fred W. Doubleday, truck 6.00 

Fred W. Doubleday, spikes 1.05 

H. D. Peirce, labor 4.50 

Labor on Prescott-Shutesbury Bridge 

F. W. Doubleday, labor 4.50 

F. W. Doubleday, truck 2.00 

Town of Shutesbury, irons and labor 

keeping lanterns 3.00 29.55 

FRED W. DOUBLEDAY, Suft. of Roads 
Prescott, Mass., Jan. 6, 1930 





$4,485.53 


$3,018.35 




1,083.02 




276.00 




39.30 




68.86 


4,485.53 


3,900.00 




585.00 


4,485.00 



Report of Town Clerk 



DEATHS RECORDED 

Age Residence Date Name 

62 3 28 Prescott Aug. 15 Leighton A. Upton 

38 10 25 Springfield Dec. 7 Lewis E. Shaw 

No marriages or births were recorded. 

CELIA C. DOUBLEDAY 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 
Commission Acting as Clerk of the Town of Pres- 
cott 



Report of School Committee 



For the Fiscal Year E?idhig Decen 


iber 31, 1929 


EXPENDITURES 




School committee pay, and other expenses 


$40.84 


Superintendent, salary and other expenses 


629.23 


Music and drawing supervisor, salary and 




other expenses 


15772 


Teacher's salary 


900.00 


Text books 


9.44 


Supplies for instruction 


28.91 


Janitor 


38.00 


Fuel and kindlings 


31.10 


Miscellaneous 


6.00 


Promotion of Health 


91.67 


Elementary transportation 


249.50 


Transportation to other towns 


783.60 


Tuition to other towns 


545.00 


Vocational tuition 


244.00 $ 



i,755.01 



ITEMIZED EXPENSES 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Celia C. Doubleday, pay $35.00 

Celia C. Doubleday, postage and telephone 1.84 

Celia C. Doubleday, school census 2.00 

Arthur W. Smith, supplies 2.00 $40.84 



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SUPERINTENDENT 



Salary- 
Other expenses 



$458.88 
170.35 



$629.23 



SUPERVISOR OF MUSIC AND DRAWING 



Francis J. Gorman, salary 
Other expenses 
Feme S. Bacon, salary 
Other expenses 



TEACHERS 



Barbara McClelland 
Grace L. Southworth 



Row, Peterson & Co. 
World Book Co. 
Milton Bradley Co. 
The Prang Co. 



TEXT BOOKS 



$72.00 
21.36 
40.00 
24.36 



$540.00 
360.00 



$1.06 
5.40 
1.85 
1.13 



SUPPLIES FOR INSTRUCTION 



J. L. Hammett 
Milton Bradley Co. 
World Book Co. 



Lyman A. Griswold 



9.11 
7.84 
1.96 



JANITOR 



FUEL 

Fred W. Doubled ay, 3 cords wood 
Lyman Griswold, kindling 
Lyman Griswold, housing wood 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Eleanor Griswold, cleaning schoolroom 
Lyman Griswold, bringing drinking water 



$30.00 
.60 

.50 



$5.00 
1.00 



$157.72 



$900.00 



$9.44 



$28.91 



$38.00 $38.00 



$31.10 



$6.00 



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PROMOTION OF HEALTH 
J. C. Feindel, M. D. $15.00 

Kathryne Mansfield, R. N., salary 75.00 

A. W. Smith, supplies for nurse 1.67" $91.67 

ELEMENTARY TRANSPORTATION 
Olive J. Griswold $95.00 

Fred W. Doubleday 144.50 $249.50 

HIGH SCHOOL TUITION 

Town of New Salem $195.00 

Town of Belchertown 350.00 $545.00 

VOCATIONAL TUITION 

Town of New Salem, Roger Doubleday, 

Agri. Course $132.00 

Town of Belchertown, Stella Smaczek, 

Household Arts 70.00 

Town of Belchertown, Eleanor Griswold, 

Household Arts 42.00 $244.00 

HIGH SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION 

M. Algie Griswold $290.40 

Nicholas Smaczek 223.60 

Fred W. Doubledav 269.60 $783.60 



Total > $3,755.01 

Respectfully submitted, 

CELIA C. DOUBLEDAY, Chairman 
Greenwich Village, Mass. 

WALTER M. WAUGH 

New Braintree, Mass, 



Report of Superintendent of 

Prescott, Jan. 3, 1930 

To the School Committee of Prescott : 

Miss McClelland, the teacher of the school last year, resigned 
to accept a better position in Chicopee. Miss Grace L. South- 
worth has charge of the school this year. Miss Southworth is a 
graduate of the two-year course at Westfield Normal School. 
The school has nine in membership. Outside of the teacher and 
fuel, the school has not been a great financial expense, due to the 
fact that it has been using up books and supplies that were taken 
from the other school buildings at the time the other schools were 
closed. 

Mr. Francis J. Gorman, supervisor of Music, resigned during 
the closing days of last June. He had secured a better position. 

Mrs. Feme S. Bacon is now supervisor of music and drawing; 
the latter subject receiving more emphasis than has been given to 
it for sometime. 

New text-books in arithmetic have been placed in the grades 
below the seventh. 

The superintendent thanks the committee for the confidence it 
has shown in him during the twelve years of service he is just 
completing. 

Reports and statistics follow. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ARTHUR W. SMITH 
Superintendent of Schools 



Report of School Nurse 



Mr. Arthur Smdth, 
Superintendent of Schools 

Dear Sir: 

I herey submit my report as nurse in the Prescott Schools for 
the year 1929. 

Visits to school 16 

Visits to homes 2 

Contagious diseases reported, scarlet fever 2 

Individual inspections were given frequently (hair, teeth, 
hands and general appearance). 

Short talks were given to the pupils on General Hygiene, 
Proper Foods and Balanced Diets. 

The pupils were weighed every two months. This practice is 
not being carried out now because there are no scales in the equip- 
ment. 

At the Child Health Day celebration which was held in May, a 
splendid program was carried out. Child Health Day is that day 
on which pupils in the schools receive recognition for health work 
they have accomplished. The Health Tags whicn were given to 
the pupils on this day were issued by the State Department of 
Health. The requirements were as follows : Weight Tags, to pu- 
pils not more than 20 per cent above or 10 per cent below standard 
weight: Teeth Tags, to those who had received a certificate from a 
dentist ; Posture Tags, to those having good posture while sitting, 
standing and walking. Following is a report of the number of 



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tag9 awarded: 








Enrolment Weight 


Teeth 


Posture 


Three Tags 


7 6 





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The report of the physical examinations given this fall by Dr. 
Feindel, school physician, with nurse assisting, is as follows: 

Number of pupils examined 9 

Number of pupils with no physical defects 5 
Number of pupils with physical defects corrected since 

last examination 2 
Physical defects found: 

Nutrition 

Posture 

Teeth 2 

Throat 2 

Nose 2 

Glands 

Heart 

Lungs 

Feet 
Notices of physical defects were sent to parents. 

The result of the eye and ear test which I gave to all pupils in 
September follows: 

Defective sight 

Defective hearing 
I appreciate your help, Mr. Smith, also that of the teachers and 
parents, in carrying on this health work. 

Respectfully, 

KATHRYNE MANSFIELD, R. N. 



Report of School Physician 



To the Superintendent, 

Schools of Prescott, Mass. 

I have the honor to report to you my work in the schools for 
the present year. With the assistance of the school nurse, I made 
the regular yearly medical examinations and found the pupils in 
a very satisfactory condition for their school work. Since the 
Prescott schools have become so depleted, there is very little to 
offer by way of any encouraging suggestions relative to any im- 
provement or additional health measures that might be gone into, 
having in mind solely the future existence of these schools. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. C. FEINDEL, M. D., School Physician 

December 31, 1929 



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ENROLLMENT, 1928-1929 
Schools Boys Girls Total Day Sessions 

No. 3 6 4 10 170.5 

MEMBERSHIP AND ATTENDANCE, 1928-1929 

Aggregate Average Total Average Per cent 
Schools Attendance Daily Att. Member. Member. Attend. 
No. 3 1174 6.90 10 7.18 96.10 

CENSUS OCTOBER 1, 1929 
5 to 7 yrs. 7 to 14 yrs. 14 to 16 yrs. 16 to 21 yrs. 
Boys 2 5 13 

Girls 1 3 2 

Totals 3 8 3 3 

Distribution of above minors: 
In public day school 

2 8 3 1 

Not in any school 
1 
There are no illiterates. 

SIGHT AND HEARING TEST, OCTOBER 1929 

Number of pupils enrolled in the school 9 

Number found defective in eyesight 

Number found defective in hearing 

Number of parents or guardians notified 



School Calendar 



ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS 

1929 

Monday, December 30 — Friday, February 21, 1930 8 

1930 

Monday, March 3 — Friday, April 17 7 

Monday, May 5 — Friday, June 20 7 

Tuesday, September 2 — Friday, December 19 16 

Monday, December 29 — Friday, February 20, 1931 8 

1931 

Monday, March 2 — Friday, April 16 7 

Monday, May 4 — Friday, June 19 7 

NEW SALEM HIGH SCHOOL 

1929 

Monday, December 30, 1929— Friday, February 21, 1930 8 

1930 

Monday, March 3 — Friday, April 25 8 

Monday, May 5 — Wednesday, June 25 8 

Tuesday, September 2 — Friday, December 19 16 

Monday, December 29 — Friday, February 20, 1931 £ 

1931 

Monday, March 2 — Friday, April 24 8 

Monday, May 4 — Wednesday, June 24 8 



22 



LEGAL HOLIDAYS 

Schools will not be in session on holidays. A holiday occur- 
ring on Sunday will be observed by closing schools on the next 
Monday. The schools will remain closed from the noon of the 
Wednesday just before Thanksgiving until the next Monday. 

January 1, February 22, April 19, May 30, July 4, first Mon- 
day in September, October 12, November 11, December 25, are 
legal holidays. 



Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town of Prescott ,iua^ 



FOR THE YEAR 



1930 



BEtCHKRTOWN, MASS.: 

Press of Lewis H. Blackmer 
1931 



estate mmt, 






The following agents appointed by the Metropolitan District 
Water Supply Commission under Chap. 340 of the Acts of 1928, 
to exercise the powers and duties of the officers of the town of 
Prescott, and acting during the past year, were as follows :- 



Walter M. Waugh 



Board of Selectmen 



Walter M. Waugh 
Frank R. Allen 



Assessors 



Walter M. Waugh ^ 

Fred W. Doubled ay 
Harrison D. Peirce 

with I 

Celia C. Doubleday as Town Clerk J 



I Registrars of Voters 



Frank R. Allen 



Town Treasurer 



Ruth R. Allen 



Collector of Taxes 



Celia C. Doubleday 

Walter M. Waugh 
Celia C. Doubleday 



i 



Albert W. Wendemuth 



Town Clerk 

School Committee 
Constable 



Fred W. Doubleday 



Supt. of Roads 



Harrison D. Pierce 
Walter M. Waugh 



Trustees of Wright Charity Fund 



Report of Selectmen 



TOWN OFFICERS 

Paid Ruth R. Allen, collector of taxes 1929 $65.00 

Walter M. Waugh, services as select- 
men 206.50 

Celia C. Doubleday, services as town 

clerk 25.00 

Fred W. Doubleday, election officer 

and registrar 7.00 

Frank R. Allen, services as treasurer 75.00 

Frank R.Allen, services as assessor 77.00 

A.W. Wendemuth, services as constable 6.00 

H. D. Peirce, election officer and 

registrar 7.00 $468.50 

MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

Paid Celia C. Doubleday, express on ink $0.53 

Carter Ink Co. 1.63 

Lewis H. Blackmer, printing 1929 reports 27.50 

James D. Kimball Co., treasurer's bond 5.00 

Davol Printing House, assessors' supplies 5.75 

Hobbs & Warren Inc., collector's books 8.41 
James D. Kimball Co., workmen's compensation 

policy 169.15 
James D. Kimball, tax collector's bond 10.00 
Celia C. Doubleday, postage, telephone, meet- 
ing- town clerks 9.95 



C. H. Chase, transfers of real estate 
P. B. Murphy, birth blanks 
Lewis H. Blackmer, excise bills 
Town of New Salem, fighting fire at Powers farm 
Hobbs & Warren, dog warrants 
P. B. Murphy, school order book 
Lewis H. Blackmer, tax bills and envelopes 
C. E. Haskins, mowing cemeteries 
C. S. Knight, District Court cost 
Hobbs & Warren, license blanks 
LeRoy Hammond, cash paid, labor moving safe 
to New Braintree 
E. S. Dickinson, moving safe to New Braintree 
Ruth R. Allen, postage 
W. M. Waugh, postage and telephone 
H. I. Shaw, care of cemetery lots in 1929 
C. E. Haskins, care of cemetery lots 1930 
A. W. Wendemuth, inspector of animals 
F. W. Doubleday, moving town clerk safe 
F. R. Allen, postage and telephone 



HIGHWAY ACCOUNT 

Paid selectmen's orders 

HIGHWAY BRIDGE ACCOUNT 

Paid selectmen's orders 

RECAPITULATIONS 

Paid Town Officers $468.50 

Miscellaneous Account 458.66 

Highway Account 4,485.49 

Highway Bridge Account 114.32 

Support of Poor 199.72 

Moth Work 13975 $5,866.44 



6.80 


.60 


1.00 


11.70 


.67 


2.75 


5.09 


52.00 


15.60 


.47 


8.00 


19.00 


2.00 


21.55 


36.25 


22.50 


4.10 


6.00 


4.66 


$458.66 


$4,485.46 


114.32 



RESOURCES 

Due, 1930 tax $340.96 

Cash in hands of treasurer 2,974.62 $3,315.58 

LIABILITIES 

Due Ruth R. Allen, collector 1930 tax 65.00 

W. M. Waugh, services, selectmen 

Dec. 1930 28.50 

S. R. King, inspector slaughtering 6.65 $100.15 

WALTER M. WAUGH 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 
Commission Acting as Selectmen of the Town of 
Prescott. 



REPORT OF BOARD OF PUBLIC WELFARE 

Paid support of poor $199.72 

WALTER M. WAUGH 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 
Commission Acting as Selectmen of the Town of 
Prescott, 



LIST OF JURORS 

Harrison D. Peirce Farmer 

Herman R. Wendemuth Farmer 

WALTER M. WAUGH 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 
Commission Acting as Selectmen >af the Town of 
Prescott. 



Report of Treasurer 



To the Citizens of Prescott: 

RECEIPTS 

Surplus war bonus fund $161.23 

Cash on hand Jan. 1st, 1930 2,316.35 

County Treasurer, dog tax refund 18.43 

State Treasurer, suppressing gipsy moths 139.75 

State Treasurer, corporation tax, business 69.15 

Interest on deposits, National Bank 42.28 

State Treasurer, Mass. School Fund, part II, chap. 70 395.42 

State Treasurer, vocational education 125.50 

R. R. Allen, coll. 1929 tax 265.66 

R. R. Allen, int. 1929 tax 11.79 

R. R. Allen, coll. 1930 tax 1,203.61 

R. R. Allen, int. 1930 tax .45 

R. R. Allen, coll. 1930 excise tax 47.60 

State Treasurer, income tax 1929 48.00 

State Treasurer, income tax 1930 480.00 

M. D. W. S. Commission 2,000.00 

State Treasurer, account of highways 3,900.00 

State Treasurer, rebate, inspector of animals 2.05 

State Treasurer, corporation tax, P. S. 12.52 

State Treasurer, high school transportation 613.55 

State Treasurer, educational 120.00 

State Treasurer, school superintendent refund 335.44 

Rebate liability insurance 7.90 



Sale of Town Hall 400.00 

District Court fines 1.00 

Gasoline license fee 1.00 

Eliza Jennison Cemetery fund 2.00 

Walter Shaw Cemetery fund 1.00 

B. F. Aiken Cemetery fund 2.00 

Lillia Shaw Cemetery fund 2.00 

Nelson Whitaker Cemetery fund 1.00 

Susannah Haskins Cemetery fund 2.00 

Francena Johnson Cemetery fund 2.00 

Mary Woods Cemetery fund .50 

Gilbert & Grover Cemetery fund 2.00 

Martha Briggs Cemetery fund 2.00 

Delia P. Allen Cemetery fund 2.00 

John Cowan Cemetery fund 2.00 

George Webber Cemetery fund 2.00 



Total receipts 




$12,741.18 


EXPENDITURES 






Paid Selectmen's orders 


$5,866.44 




School orders 


3,013.67 




Assessors' abatements 


8.44 




County tax 


737.44 




State tax 


140.00 




Veterans' exemption 


.47 




Total expense 




$9,766.46 




Cash on hand to balance 




2,974.72 



$12,741.18 

FRANK R. ALLEN 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 
Commission Acting as Treasurer of the Town of 
Prescott. 



Report of Superintendent of Roads 



LABOR IN 1930 




Paid F. M. Wendemuth, double team 


$22.50 


A. W. Wendemuth, labor 


1.25 


H. R. Wendemuth, labor 


335.75 


F. W. Doubleday, Jr., labor 


40.00 


S. Smazek, labor 


9575 


K. E. Grout, labor 


104.00 


C. E. Haskins, labor 


168.50 


Wm. Carrigan, labor 


201.25 


M. A. Griswold, labor 


223.00 


R. A. Newbury, labor 


296.75 


G. A. Johnson, labor 


303.25 


R. A. Crockwell, labor 


352.50 


H. D. Peirce, labor 


60.00 


H. D. Peirce, truck 


555.75 


H. D. Peirce, tractor 


415.00 


F. W. Doubleday, superintendent 


499.80 


F. W. Doubleday, truck 


713.01 


F. W. Doubleday, team and mowing 




machine 


24.00 


MATERIALS 




Paid Good Roads Mach. Co., scraper blade 


$9.50 


F. W. Doubleday, express and bolts 


1.15 


F. W. Doubleday, repairs on tools 


6.25 



$4,413.56 



10 



F. W. Uoubleday, measuring gravel 3.00 
F. W. Doubleday, postage, telephone, 

etc. 1.60 
H. D. Peirce, 1 pick, two handles, 

axle grease 2.35 

M. A. Griswold, 32 loads gravel 2.56 

M. Wendemuth, 30 loads gravel 2.40 

N. E. Metal Culvert Co., 2 culverts 43.12 71.93 



$4,485.49 



Totals 

Men labor 

Truck labor 

Tractor labor 

Team labor 

Materials 
Town appropriation 
State appropriation 

From funds to balance $0.49 

HIGHWAY BRIDGE ACCOUNT 

Paid Fred VV. Doubleday, labor 



$2,964.55 




1,102.55 




311.25 




35.25 




71.93 


4,485.49 


585.00 




3,900.00 


4,485.00 



labor 


$13.50 


truck 


8.00 


team 


1.00 


plank 


59.52 


spikes 


1.72 




12.00 




5.08 




4.50 


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2.00 



H. D. Peirce, labor 
H. D. Peirce, plank 
C, E. Haskins, labor 
M. A. Griswold, labor 
Cutting out trees on West Hill and North 
Dana roads 



11 



F. W. Doubleday 1.00 

R. A. Crockwell 1.00 2.00 

FRED W. DOUBLEDAY, Suft. of Roads 

January 6, 1931. Prescott, Mass. 



eport of Town Clerk 



DEATHS RECORDED 

Age Residence Date Name 

80 yrs. Northampton State Hospital March 9 Lucy A. Rider 

No births or marriages were recorded. 

CELIA C. DOUBLEDAY 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 
Commission Acting as Clerk of the Town of Pres- 
cott 



Report of Superintendent of Schools 



I am in a rather unique situation as superintendent of 
schools of Prescott, since the last school was closed in June and 
was not opened in the fall. The three remaining elementary pu- 
pils of the town are being transported to Enfield, and the four 
high school pupils to Belchertown. I have visited their schools 
and find the children well cared for. The present plan is as sat- 
isfactory as can be arranged to fit the educational needs of the 
seven pupils. 

If anyone wishes to see me in regard to school matters or em- 
ployment certificates, I shall be glad to make an appointment for 
a meeting in Prescott or elsewhere. 

Your attention is called to the usual statistical reports: 

(See next page for list of teachers.) 



ENROLLMENT, 1929-1930 

School Boys Girls Total Day Sessions 

No. 3 5 4 9 185 



MEMBERSHIP AND ATTENDANCE, 1929-1930 

Aggregate Average Total Average Per cent 
School Attendance Daily Att. Member. Member. Attend. 
Kp. 3 1624.5 878 9 8.95 98. 1Q 



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Ages 

Boys 
Girls 



GRAMMAR SCHOOL GRADUATE 

JUNE 20, 1930 
Lyman A. Griswold 

REGISTRATION OF MINORS, OCT. 1, 1930 



5 to 7 

1 
1 



7 to 14 



2 - 



14 to 16 

2 
1 



16 to 21 
Illiterate 







Total 

3 

4 



Total 2 

Distribution of above : 
In public schools 
Not in school 







FLAVEL M. GIFFORD 

Suferintendent of Schools 



Report of School Committee 



EXPENDITURES FOR 1930 

School committee, pay and other expenses $40.35 

Superintendent, salary and other expenses 588.44 

Teacher, salary 540.00 
Music and drawing supervisor, salary and 

other expenses 94.58 

Text books 1.63 

Supplies 2.17 

Janitor, pay and supplies 24.65 

Fuel 27.35 

Promotion of health 30.00 

Elementary tuition 96.90 

Elementary transportation 325.00 

High School transportation 649.60 

High School tuition 485.00 2,905.67 

Vocational tuition 108.00 108.00 



$3,013.67 



ITEMIZED EXPENSES 

School Committee 

Celia C. Doubleday, pay $35.00 

Celia C. Doubleday, school census 2.00 

Celia C. Doubleday, telephone, postage, etc. 3.35 40.35 

Superintendent 

Arthur W. Smith, salary 277.97 



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Arthur W. Smith, other expenses 


51.37 




Flavel M. Gifford, salary 


220.59 




Flavel M. Gifford, other expenses 


38.51 


588.44 


Teacher 






Grace S. Southworth, salary 


540.00 


540.00 


Music and Drawing Supervisor 






Feme S. Bacon, salary 


60.00 




Feme S. Bacon, other expenses 


34.58 


94.58 


Text Books 






Scott, Forsman & Co. 


.53 




Carl Fischer, Inc. 


1.10 


1.63 


Supplies 






E. E. Babb & Co. 


2.17 


2.17 


Janitor 






Lyman A. Griswold, pay 


22.00 




Lyman A. Griswold, bringing water 


2.00 




Lyman A. Griswold, supplies 


.65 


24.65 


Fuel 






Fred W. Doubleday, 2^ cds. wood 


25.00 




L. A. Griswold, kindlings 


2.35 


27.35 


Health 






Kathryne Mansfield, R. N. 


30.00 


30.00 


Elementary Tuition 






Town of Enfield 


96.90 


96.90 


High School Tuition 






Town of Belchertown 


387.50 




Town of New Salem 


97.50 


485.00 


High School Transportation 






M. A. Griswold 


352.00 




N. Smazek 


140.80 




F. W. Doubleday 


156.80 


649.60 


Elementary Transportation 






Olive Griswold 


25.00 


■ 



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M. A. Griswold 300.00 325.00 



$2,905.67 



VOCATIONAL TUITION 

Town of New Salem for Roger Doubleday $66.00 

Town of Belchertown for Stella Smazek 42.00 108.00 



Total for year $3,013.67 

Respectfully submitted, 

CELIA C. DOUBLEDAY, Chairman 
WALTER M. WAUGH 

School Committee of Prescoti 

January 6, 1930 



Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town of Prescott 



UJLoj: 



y 



FOR THE YEAR 



1931 






Belchertown, Mass.: 
Press of Lewis H. Blackmer 

1932 






The following agents appointed by the Metropolitan District 
Water Supply Commission under Chap. 340 of the Acts of 1928, 
to exercise the powers and duties of the officers of the town of 
Prescott, and acting during the past year, were as follows :- 



Walter M. Waugh 

Walter M. Waugh 
Frank R. Allen 



Walter M. Waugh ^ 

Fred W. Doubleday 

Harrison D. Peirce 

with ! 

i 

Celia C. Doubleday as Town Clerk J 
Frank R. Allen 



Ruth R. Allen 



Celia C. Doubleday 

Walter M. Waugh 
Celia C. Doubleday 



Albert W. Wendemuth 

Fred W. Doubleday 

Harrison D. Pierce 
Walter M. Waugh 
Frank J. Currier 



Board of Selectmen 



Assessors 



L Registrars of Voters 



Town Treasurer 



Collector of Taxes 



Town Clerk 

School Committee 

Constable 
Supt. of Roads 

Trustees of Wright Charity Fund 



Report of Selectmen 



Paid Mrs. Ruth R. Allen, collector 1930 tax $65.00 
W. M. Waugh, services as selectman 238.00 
Mrs. Celia C. Doubleday, town clerk 25.00 
Frank R. Allen, town treasurer 75.00 

Frank R. Allen, assessor 62.50 $465.50 

MISCELLAiNEOUS ACCOUNT 

Paid James D. Kimball, treasurer's bond $5.00 

James D. Kimball, tax collector's bond 10.00 

James D. Kimball, workmen's liability policy 130.75 

Lewis H. Blackmer, printing town reports 19.44 

Coolbeth, Police District Court cost 6.00 

George M. Emerson, District Court cost 4.75 

Charles S. Knight, District Court cost 3.00 

Lewis H. Blackmer, excise tax bills 1.00 

A. W. Wendemuth, inspection animals 3.45 

Hobbs & Warren, Inc., tax books 4.64 

Carter's Ink Co. 1.63 

C. H. Chase, real estate transfers 5.80 

Lewis H. Blackmer, tax bills 3.52 

Earl H. Berry, care of cemetery lots 22.50 

Lewis H. Blackmer, old age assistance tax bills 1.50 

Lewis H. Blackmer, tax demand blanks 1.65 

Hobbs & Warren Co., book, excise tax 3.38 

S. R. King, inspector of slaughter, 1930 6.65 

Ruth R. Allen, postage 2.00 



Mrs. C. C. Doubleday, postage, telephone, express 


3.23 


Mrs. C. C. Doubleday, recording birth and death 


1.00 


S. R. King, inspector slaughtering 1931 




2.65 


F. R. Allen, postage iand express 




5.26 


W. M. Waugh, postage and telephone 




27.96 


Mrs. C. C. Doubleday, justice fees 




1.50 


J. T. Higgins, return of death 




.25 






$278.51 


SNOW BILLS 






Paid Stanley W. Smazek 


$8.10 




Lyman Griswold 


6.80 




Edward Griswold 


6.80 




M. A. Griswold 


7.65 




Town of Enfield 


56.32 




R. T. Crock well 


1170 




A. W. Wendemuth 


27.75 




Town of Greenwich 


30.00 


$155.12 



HIGHWAY ACCOUNT 
Paid selectmen's orders 

BRIDGE ACCOUNT 
Paid selectmen's orders, Bobbin Hollow bridge 

selectmen's orders, general repairs on bridges 
selectmen's orders, bridge on North Dana road 
selectmen's orders, bridge on Main Street 



$4,485.95 

$290.22 
84.83 
54.35 
50.99 

$480.39 



ACCOUNT OF MOWING CEMETERIES 
Paid H. R. Wendemuth $12.83 

Guy Johnson 12.38 

M. A. Griswold 6.08 



R. A. Crockwell 8.55 

H. D. Peirce 1.80 

F. W. Doubleday 2.25 

Fred W. Doubleday, Jr. 1.80 

Fred Wendemuth 3.75 $49.44 

RECAPITULATIONS 

Paid Town Officers $465.50 

Miscellaneous Account 277.51 

Snow bills 155.12 

Highway 4,485.95 

Bridges 480.39 

Mowing cemeteries 49.44 

Support of Poor 837.16 $6,752.07 

REPORT OF BOARD OF PUBLIC WELFARE 
Paid support of poor $837.16 

WALTER M. WAUGH 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Sup- 
ply Commission Acting as Selectmen of the 
Town of Prescott. 

LIST OF JURORS 
Herman R. Wendemuth Farmer 

Frederick M. Wendemuth Farmer 

WALTER M. WAUGH 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 
Commission Acting as Selectmen of the Town of 
I Prescott. 

RESOURCES 

Due on 1931 tax $178.90 

Cash on hand 2,642.99 
Due from State Account, Highways 475.00 $3,296.89 



LIABILITIES 

Due W. M. Waugh, services, selectmen $32.25 

Due support of poor 118.93 

Estimation due other towns on account of Old 

Age Assistance 210.00 

Due Ruth Allen, collector, 1931 65.00 $426.18 

Balance in favor of town 2,870.71 

WALTER M. WAUGH 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 
Commission Acting as Selectmen of the Town of 
Prescott. 



Report of Treasurer 



Frank R. Allen, Treasurer, in account with the Town of Pres- 
cott. 

RECEIPTS 

Surplus war bonus fund $161.23 

Free cash at settlement, Jan. 1st, 1931 2,813.49 

Interest on deposits, National Bank 23.29 

County Treasurer, dog refund 23.70 

Ruth R. Allen, coll. 1930 excise tax 2.00 

Ruth R. Allen, coll. 1930 tax 340.96 

Ruth R. Allen, interest on 1930 tax 10.89 

Ruth R. Allen, coll. 1931 excise tax 31.56 

Ruth R. Allen, coll. 1931 tax 892.65 

Ruth R. Allen, interest on 1931 tax 1.14 

Old Aee Assistance tax 12.00 
State Treasurer, Mass. School fund, part II, chap. 70 107.82 

E. H. Berry, gasoline permit 1.00 

State Treasurer, aid to Industrial Schools 101.00 

Tames D. Kimball & Co.. refund insurance premium 8 43 

State Tren^nrer. o-as tax refund 975.00 

Metropolitan District Water Supply Commission 2,000.00 

State Treasurer, account of highways 3,425.00 

State Treasurer, animal inspector refund 1.72 

State Treasurer, income tax 1931 350.10 

State Treasurer, corporation tax, business 49.77 

State Treasurer, corporation tax, Tel. & Tel. 9.02 



State Treasurer, transportation high school pupils 

State Treasurer, corporation tax, P. S., 1930 

State Treasurer, high school tuition 

State Treasurer, superintendent's salary refund 

Sale of Town Hall stove 

Eliza Jennison Cemetery fund 

Walter Shaw Cemetery fund 

B. F. Aiken Cemetery fund 

Lillia Shaw Cemetery fund 

Nelson Whitaker Cemetery fund 

Susannah Haskins Cemetery fund 

Francena Johnson Cemetery fund 

Mary W>ods Cemetery fund 

Gilbert & Grover Cemetery fund 

Martha Briggs Cemetery fund 

Delia P. Allen Cemetery fund 

John Cowan Cemetery fund 

George Webber Cemetery fund 



Total receipts 



EXPENSE ACCOUNT 



ipils 


50820 




.12 




476.00 


d 


340.17 




5.00 




2.00 




1.00 




2.00 


1 


2.00 


j 


1.00 




2.00 




2.00 




.50 




2.00 




" 2.00 




2.00 


i 


2.00 




2.00 


' I 


$12,693.76 


$12.00 




435.06 




150.00 




5.61 




.60 





Old Age Assistance tax 

County tax 

State tax 

Assessors' abatement 

Veterans' exemption 

Parks and reservations, Chap. 391, Acts, 1931 1.05 

Selectmen's orders 6,752.07 

School orders 2,694.38 

Total expense $10,050.77 

To. balance 

Surplus war bonus fund 161.23 



10 
Free cash in hands of treasurer 2,481.76 



$12,693.76 

FRANK R. ALLEN 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 
Commission Acting as Treasurer of the Town of 
Prescott. 



Report of Superintendent of Roads 



LABOR IN 1 1931 

Paid H. R. Wendemuth, labor $369.22 

R. T. Crockwell, labor 33075 

G. A. Johnson, labor 272.92 

G. E. Ewell, labor 232.42 

M. A. Griswold, labor 205.22 

S. Smazek, labor 203.40 

Wm: Ely, labor 191.03 

Wm. Carrigan, labor 58.50 

F. Doubleday, Jr., labor 54.23 

Roger Doubleday, labor 25.20 

F. M. Wendemuth, double team 37.00 

H. D. Peirce, labor 49.50 

H. D. Peirce, truck 576.00 

H. D. Peirce, tractor 480.00 

F. W. Doubleday, superintendent 511.20 

F. W. Doubleday, truck 801.15 

MATERIALS 

Paid H. A. Coolbeth, sharpening tools $8.25 

H. D. Peirce, scythe, pick handle 1.90 

Marion Smith, gravel 11.30 

M. A. Griswold, gravel 2.08 

N. E. Metal Culvert Co., 3 culverts 64.68 



^,397.74 



$88.21 



Total 



$4,485.95 



12 



$2,834.09 




1,185.15 




360.00 




18.50 




88.21 


$4,485.95 


585.00 




3,900.00 


4,485.00 



Men labor 
Truck labor 
Tractor labor 
Team labor 
Materials 
Town appropriation 
State appropriation 



From funds to balance $0.95 

HIGHWAY BRIDGE ACCOUNT 

General Bridge Work 

Paid F. W. Doubleday, labor $8.50 

F. W. Doubleday, truck 9.00 

H. D. Peirce, labor 8.50 

H. R. Wendemuth, labor .90 

Materials 

F. W. Doubleday, 1,254 ft. plank 56.43 

F. P. Hall, spikes 1.50 $84.83 

SPECIAL BRIDGE ACCOUNT 

North Da<na Road Bridge and gttard rails 



Paid F. 


W. Doubleday, labor 






$13.00 


F. 


W. Doubleday, truck 






6.00 


R. 


T. Crockwell, labor 






1.80 


H. 


R. Wendemuth, labor 






1.80 


H. 


D. Peirce, labor 






13.00 




Materials 






F. 


W. Doubleday, 400 ft. 


3 in. 


plank 


18.00 


F. 


P. Hall, spikes 






.75 


Total 











Main Street Bridge and guard rails 
Paid F. W. Doubleday, labor $11.00 

F. W. Doubleday, truck 8.00 



$54.35 



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H. D. Peirce, labor 10.00 

R. T. Crockwell, labor 2.25 

H. R. Wendemuth, labor 2.25 

Wm. Carrigan, labor 2.25 
F. W. Doubleday, 322 ft. 3 in. plank 14.49 

F. P. Hall, spikes .75 $50.99 

Bobbin Hollow Bridge 
Two spans and giopffd rails 

Paid F. W. Doubleday, labor $26.40 

H. D. Peirce, labor 19.35 

H. D. Peirce, truck 1.50 

Wm. Ely, labor 19.80 

M. A. Griswold, labor 17.10 

G. E. Ewell, labor 11.70 

Materials 
W. D. Cowles, timbers and 3 in. plank 187.42 

H. J. Whipple, lumber .75 

W. M. Waugh, spikes 5.50 

H. D. Peirce, spikes .70 

Total $290.22 



Report of Town Clerk 



DEATHS RECORDED IN 1931 
Age Residence Date Name 

yr. mo. dy. 
84 1 19 Prescott Dec. 17 Marshall Foster Brown 

MARRIAGES RECORDED 
There were none. 

BIRTHS RECORDED 

There were no births in town. Two delayed birth certificates 
were recorded, one dated 1858 and the other dated 1866. 

OTHER BUSINESS 
There were sixteen sporting licenses issued. Ten male dogs 
and two female dogs were licensed. 

CELIA C. DOUBLEDAY, Town Clerk 



Report of Superintendent of Schools 



To the Prescott School Committee: 

I submit my second annual report as superintendent of schools 
of Prescott. 

The school situation remains the same as a year ago. The ar- 
rangement for all our pupils to attend school elsewhere con- 
tinues to be very satisfactory. Of the six for whom the town 
pays tuition, two are attending the elementary schools of En- 
field and four are in the Belchertown High School. 

REGISTRATION OF MINORS, OCTOBER 1, 1931 



Age: 


5 to 7 


7 to 14 


14 to 16 


Illiterate 
16 to 21 


Toi 


Boys 








1 





1 


Girls 





3 








3 



Total 3 10 4 

These children are all in public schools. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FLAVEL M. GIFFORD 

Superintendent of Schools 
Jan. 8, 1932. 



Report of School Committee 



For the fiscal year ending December 31st, 1931 

EXPENDITURES 

School committee, pay and other expenses $37.72 

Superintendent, salary and other expenses 657.74 

Elementary transportation to Enfield 695.00 

Elementary tuition to Enfield 191.90 

High School transportation to Belchertown 576.80 

High School tuition to Belchertown 475.00 

High School tuition, vocational 58.25 

Textbooks 1.97 R694.38 

ITEMIZED ACCOUNT 

Celia C. Doubleday, pay $35.00 

Celia C. Doubleday, postage and telephone 1.72 

Celia C. Doubleday, school census 1.00 

Flavel M. Giftord, salary 573.52 

Flavel M. Gifford, office rent 10.00 

Flavel M. Gifford, other expenses 74.22 

M. A. Griswold, elementary transportation 695.00 

M. A. Griswold, high school transportation 576.80 
E. E. Babb & Co., omitted 1930 payment, 

text book 1.97 

Town of Enfield, elementary tuition 191.90 

Town of Belchertown, High School tuition 475.00 2,636.13 



17 



VOCATIONAL TUITION 
Town of New Salem, on 1930 tuition for 

Roger Doubleday 30.25 

Town of Belchertown, Doris Griswold 28.00 58.25 



Total for schools $2,694.38 

Respectfully submitted, 

CELIA C. DOUBLEDAY 

Greenwich Village 
W. M. WAUGH 

New Braintree 

School Committee of Prescott 



School Calendar 



Belchertown High 


School 




1932-33 






Schools reopen 


January 4, 


1932 


* Lincoln's Birthday 


February 12, 


1932 


Washington's Birthday 


February 22, 


1932 


Schools close 


February 26, 


1932 


Schools reopen 


March 7, 


1932 


Patriots' Day 


April 19, 


1932 


Schools close 


April 29, 


1932 


Schools reopen 


May 9, 


1932 


Memorial Day 


May 30, 


1932 


*Flag Day 


June 14, 


1932 


* Bunker Hill Day 


June 17, 


1932 


Schools close 


June 24, 


1932 


Schools reopen 


September 7, 


1932 


Columbus Day 


October 12, 


1932 


Armistice Day 


November 11, 


1932 


Thanksgiving recess 


November 23, 


1932 


Schools reopen 


November 28, 


1932 


Schools close 


December 22, 


1932 


Schools reopen 


January 3, 


1933 


*Not legal holidays 







School Calendar 



Enfield Schools 
1932-33 



Schools reopen 
^Lincoln's Birthday 
Washington's Birthday 
Schools close 
Schools reopen 
Patriots' Day 
Schools close 
Schools reopen 
Memorial Day 
*Flag Day 
* Bunker Hill Day 
Schools close 
Schools reopen 
Columbus Day 
Armistice Day 
Thanksgiving recess 
Schools reopen 
Schools close 
Schools reopen 

*Not legal holidays 



January 4 

February 12 

February 22 

February 26 

March 7 

April 19 

April 29 

May 9 

May 30 

June 14 

June 17 

June 23 

September 7 

October 12 

November 11 

November 23 

November 28 

December 22 

January 3, 



1932 
1932 
1932 
1932 
1932 
1932 
1932 
1932 
1932 
1932 
1932 
1932 
1932 
1932 
1932 
1932 
1932 
1932 
1933 



Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town of Prescott 

I** 



llLaJU^ 



FOR THE YEAR 



1932 



<ty 



BkIvChkrtown, Mass.: 

Press of Lewis H. Blackmer 

1933 



MAY 19 
STATE HOUSE BOSTON 

TOWN OFFICIAL 



CLti-ZS 



The following agents appointed by the Metropolitan District 
Water Supply Commission under Chap. 340 of the Acts of 1928, 
to exercise the powers and duties of the officers of the town of 
Prescott, and acting during the past year, were as follows :- 



Walter M. Waugh 

Walter M. Waugh j 
Frank R. Allen ) 

Walter M. Waugh 
Fred W. Doubleday 
Harrison D. Peirce 

with 
Celia C. Doubleday as Town Clerk 

Frank R. Allen 
Ruth R. Allen 



Celia C. Doubleday 

Walter M. Waugh 
Celia C. Doubleday 

Albert W. Wendemuth 

Fred W. Doubleday 

Harrison D. Pierce 
Walter M. Waugh 
Frank J. Currier 



i 



Board of Selectmen 



Assessors 



Registrars of Voters 



Town Treasurer 
Collector of Taxes 
Town Clerk 

School Committee 

Constable 
Supt. of Roads 

Trustees of Wright Charity Fund 



Report of Selectmen 



TOWN OFFICERS 

Paid Ruth R. Allen, collector 1931 taxes $65.00 

Walter M. Waugh, services as selectman 305.50 

Celia C. Doubleday, services as town clerk 25.00 

Frank R. Allen, services as town treasurer 75.00 

Frank R. Allen, services as assessor 35.00 

A. W. Wendemuth, services as constable 6.80 
Fred W. Doubleday, services, registrar and 

election officer 10.00 
H. D. Peirce, services, registrar and election officer 8.00 



$530.30 



MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

Paid Ruth R. Allen, tax collector, postage $2.00 

Earl Berry, care of cemetery lots 22.50 

Luella F. Aiken, care cemetery lot 2.50 

A. W. Wendemuth, inspector of animals 6.77 

Carter Ink Co. 1.62 

James D. Kimball Co., treasurer, bond 5.00 
James D. Kimball Co., workmen's liability policy 160.42 

James D. Kimball Co., tax collector's bond 10.00 

Lewis H. Blackmer, printing town reports 20.52 

Lewis H. Blackmer, order blanks, stationery 8.20 

Lewis H. Blackmer, tax bills 6.22 

Hobbs & Warren Inc., tax collector's books 11.53 

ftobbs & Warren Inc., blanks 1.04 



C. H. Chase, transfers of real estate 2.40 

Walter M. Waugh, postage and telephone 36.39 

Celia C. Doubleday, postage and telephone 3.67 

Celia C. Doubleday, justice's fees .50 

Celia C. Doubleday, recording deaths 1.00 

Celia C Doubleday, town clerk meeting 5.00 

Stanwood King, inspector slaughter 2.20 
Frank R. Allen, postage, telephone and stationery 8.30 

A. W. Wendemuth, snow bill 3.00 



$32075 



HIGHWAY ACCOUNT 

Paid selectmen's orders $4,485.54 

HIGHWAY BRIDGE ACCOUNT 

Paid selectmen's orders $124.00 

CEMETERY ACCOUNT 

Paid Fred W. Doubleday, mowing cemeteries $6.00 

R. T. Crockwell, mowing cemeteries 6.00 

H. D. Peirce, mowing cemeteries 5.60 

Roy Peirce, mowing cemeteries 5.60 

M. A. Griswold, mowing cemeteries 5.20 

Guy Johnson, mowing cemeteries 5.20 

Fred W. Doubleday, Jr. < 3.20 



$36.80 

FOREST FIRE ACCOUNT 

Paid A. W. Wendemuth $3.40 

Guy Johnson .80 

Town of New Salem, use of truck and pump 5.00 

Doyle Hamilton, New Salem Fire Warden 44.90 

L. H. Thayer, Dana Fire Warden 51.40 

$105.50 



FIRE AT L. FLORA BROWN'S 

Paid A. W. Bowles with 9 men #12.25 

Town of New Salem, use of fire truck 4.00 



$16.25 



RECAPITULATION S 

Paid Town Officers $530.30 

Miscellaneous Account 320.75 

Highway Account 4,485.54 

Highway Bridge Account 124.00 

Care of Cemeteries 36.80 

Old Age Assistance 644.90 

Forest Fire 105.50 

Fire at L. Flora Brown's 16.25 

Public Welfare 1,514.64 $7,778.68 

WALTER M. WAUGH 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 
Commission Acting as Selectmen of the Town of 
Prescott. 

REPORT OF BOARD OF PUBLIC WELFARE 

Paid support of poor $1,514.64 

OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 

Reimbursement, other towns $644.90 

WALTER M. WAUGH 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 

Commission Acting as Selectmen of the Town of 

Prescott, 



LIST OF JURORS 

Herman R. Wendemuth ! 

Frederick M. Wendemuth 

WALTER M. WAUGH 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 
Commission Acting as Selectmen of the Town of 
Prescott. 

RESOURCES 

Due on 1932 tax $24370 
Int. on 1932 tax 4.00 

Cash in hands of treasurer 2,190.13 $2,437.73 

LIABILITIES 

Due Ruth R. Allen, collector 1932 tax $65.00 

Due support of poor 50.00 

Estimation due other towns on account of 

Old Age Assistance 253.00 $368.00 

WALTER M. WAUGH 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 
Commission Acting as Selectmen of the Town of 
Prescott. 



Report of Treasurer 



Cash on hand Jan. 1st, 1932 $2,481.76 

Surplus war bonus fund 161.23 

Int. on deposits, National B'ank 21.49 

State Treasurer, highway account 1931 475.00 

County Treasurer, dog tax refund 21.86 

State Treasurer, Mass. School fund, Part II, Chap. 70 2.82 

Ruth R. Allen, coll. 1931 taxes 176.56 

Ruth R. Allen, coll. 1931 int. on taxes and costs 9.84 

Ruth R. Allen, coll. 1931 excise taxes 2.34 

State Treasurer, gasoline tax refund 1,950.00 

State Treasurer, account of highways 1932 3,900.00 

State Treasurer, comp. of inspector of animals 1.71 

Ruth R. Allen, coll. 1932 excise tax 28.43 

Ruth R. Allen, coll. 1932 Old Age Assistance 8.00 

Ruth R. Allen, coll 1932 tax 858.76 

Ruth R. Allen, coll. 1932 int. on taxes 1.79 

State Treasurer, Superintendent's salary refund 341.18 

State Treasurer, High School transportation 496.30 

W. M. Waugh, sale of settees 4.00 

State Treasurer, income tax 126.00 

State Treasurer, corporation tax business .49 

StateTreasurer, corporation tax, R. R. and Tel. & Tel. 2.98 

Town Clerk, dog licenses 10.20 

James D. Kimball, insurance rebate 37.41 

Met. District Water Supply Comm. 1,500.00 



Cemetery trust funds 25.00 



Total receipts 


$12,645.15 


EXPENSE ACCOUNT 




Paid Selectmen's orders 


$7,778.57 


School orders 


2,336.57 


Old age assistance tax 


10.00 


County tax 


217.46 


State tax 


97.50 


Veterans' exemption 


.51 


Assessors' abatement 


4.21 


Dog licenses 


10.20 



Total expenses $10,455.02 

Cash on hand Jan. 1st, 1933 2,190.13 



$12,645.15 

By order of the Selectmen, the J. F. Aiken cemetery fund, 
with interest amounting to $125.37 was transferred to Town of 
Athol, Mass. 

FRANK R. ALLEN 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 
Commission Acting as Treasurer of the Town of 
Prescott. 



Report of Superintendent of Roads 



PAID FOR LABOR IN 1932 

Guy Johnson, labor $348.00 

M. A. Griswold, labor 308.00 

R. Crockwell, labor 279.20 

H. Wendemuth, labor 258.40 

, F.'Doubleday, Jr., labor 257.20 

. S. Smazek, labor 167.20 

' W. Carrigan, labor 130.00 

L. Peirce, labor 91.20 

N. Nicholson, labor 70.80 

R. Doubleday, labor 46.40 

C. Officer, labor 16.00 

H. D. Peirce, labor 56.40 

H. D. Peirce, tractor 374.50 

H. D. Peirce, truck 631.25 

F. W. Doubleday, truck 729.30 

F. W. Doubleday, superintendent 592.80 $4,356.65 

MATERIALS AND REPAIRS 
F. W. Doubleday, labor on drag and scraper $2.40 
A. W. Wendemuth, labor on drag and scraper 1.60 
R. T. Crockwell, labor on drag and scraper 3.60 
F. W. Doubleday, materials for drag 2.50 

F. W. Doubleday, repairs for scraper 2.15 

N. E. Metal Culvert Co., 3 culverts 63.69 

L. F. Brown, 12 loads gravel .96 



9.30 


175 


$2,910.80 


1,158.55 


287.30 


128.89 


$585.00 


3,900.00 



11 



M. A. Griswold, 388 loads gravel 31.04 

Marion Smith, 73 loads gra,vel 7.30 

M. A. Griswold, paid, sharpening picks and 

repairs on chains 2.60 

F. W. Doubleday, paid, sharpening picks -and 

bars 
F. W. Doubleday, 1 pick-axe and handle 175 $128.89 

Total $4,485.54 

Men labor 

Truck labor 

Tractor labor 

Materials & repairs - 128.89 $4,485.54 

Town Appropriation 

State Appropriation 3,900.00 4,485.00 

From funds to balance $0.54 

HIGHWAY BRIDGE ACCOUNT 

Soafslone Bridge — new work 

Paid F. W. Doubleday, labor and truck $9.70 
H. D. Peirce, labor and truck 8.10 

H. R. Wendemuth, labor 6.40 

F. P. Hall, spikes .85 

F. W. Doubleday, 480 ft. plank 14.40 $39.45 

Andnew Johnson Bridge — new work 

Paid F. W. Doubleday, labor $4.00 

H. R. Wendemuth, labor 3.20 

G. A. Johnson, labor 3.60 
M. A. Griswold, labor 1.60 
H. D. Peirce, labor and truck 9.35 

F. W. Doubleday, 359 ft. plank 10.77 32.52 



12 



General Bridge Work 

Paid F. W. Doubleday, labor and truck $7.55 

H. D. Peirce, labor and truck 4.85 

H. R. Wendemuth, labor 1.60 

L. M. Peirce, labor 2.40 

F. W. Doubleday, 1,121 ft. plank 33.63 

F. B. Hall, spikes 2.00 52.03 



$124.00 
FRED W. DOUBLEDAY, Superintendent 



Report of Town Clerk 



No births or marriages were recorded in Prescott during 1932. 
There were two deaths. 

DEATHS RECORDED 

April 18, Fred Johnson, 81 yrs. 6 mos., organic heart disease 
Dec. 8, Edward William Shea, 26 yrs. 5 mos. 2 dys., gun shot 
wound of the head 

OTHER BUSINESS 

There were twenty-two sporting licenses issued. Eight male 
, dogs and two female dogs were licensed. 

CELIA C. DOUBLEDAY 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 
Commission Acting as Clerk of the Town of 
Prescott. 



Report of Superintendent of Schools 



To the Prescott School Committee: 

I submit herewith my third annual report as superintendent 
of schools of Prescott. 

The number of pupils for whom the town pays tuition has de- 
creased to five. Of these pupils, two are in the elementary 
schools of Enlield and three in the Belchertown High School. Of 
the latter, one is a post-graduate. Reports from the High 
School are sent to me at the close of each marking period. 

REGISTRATION OF MINORS, OCTOBER 1, 1932 

Illiterate 
Age 5 to 7 7 to 14 14 to 16 16 to 21 Total 

Boys 

Girls 2 10 3 

Total 2 10 3 

These children are all in public schools. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FLAVEL M. GIFFORD 

Superintendent of Schools 



ileport of School Committee 



For the -fiscal year ending December 31, 1932 

ITEMIZED ACCOUNT 

Paid Celia C. Doubleday, committee pay $35.00 

Celia C. Doubleday, postage and telephone 2.57 

Celia C. Doubleday, order books 3.00 

Celia C. Doubleday, census 1.00 

Flavel M. Gilford, salary 529.41 

Flavel M. Gifford, other expenses 60.89 

Flavel M. Gifford, office rent 10.00 
M. A. Griswold, transportation of Beatrice and 

Frances to Enfield Grammar School 604.50 
M. A. Griswold, transportation of Edward, Lyman 

and Doris to Belchertown High School 509.60 
Town of Enfield, tuition Beatrice and Frances 

Griswold 148.20 
Town of Belchertown, academic tuition, Edward, 

Lyman and Doris Griswold 362.50 



$2,266.67 
Town of Belchertown, vocational 



16 
tuition, Doris Griswold $70.00 70.00 



$2,336.67 



CELIA C. DOUBLEDiAY 

Greenwich Village 

WALTER M. WAUGH 
New Braintree 



School Committee of Prescott 



Supt. of Schools — 
Flavel M. Gifford 
North Dana, Mass. 



Official Reports 



OF THE 



Town of Prescott ,ioo^ 






FOR THE YKAR 



1933 



Belchertown, Mass.: 

Press of Lewis H. Blackmer 

1934 



state mmz Bvmm 

Tctxxru £J2soxJfc 



cy-a 



-e^> 



The following agents appointed by the Metropolitan District 
Water Supply Commission under Chap. 340 of the Acts of 1928, 
to exercise the powers and duties of the officers of the town of 
Prescott, and acting during the past year, were as follows :- 



Walter M. Waugh 

Walter M. Waugh t 
Frank R. Allen ( 

Walter M. Waugh 
Fred W. Doubleday 
Harrison D. Peirce 

with 
Celia C. Doubleday as Town Clerk 

Frank R. Allen 
Ruth R. Allen 



Celia C. Doubleday 

Walter M. Waugh 
Celia C. Doubleday 

Albert W. Wendemuth 

Fred W. Doubleday 

Harrison D. Pierce 
Walter M. Waugh 
Frank J. Currier 



j 



Board of Selectmen 



Assessors 



Registrars of Voters 



Town Treasurer 
Collector of Taxes 
Town Clerk 

School Committee 

Constable 
Supt. of Roads 

Trustees of Wright Charity Fund 



Report of Selectmen 



TOWN OFFICERS 

Paid Walter M. Waugh, services as selectman and 

assessor $190.00 

A. W. Wendemuth, services as constable 2.50 

Fred W. Doubleday, services, election officer 2.00 

H. D. Pierce, services, election officer 2.00 

Frank R. Allen, services as town treasurer 75.00 

Frank R. Allen, services as assessor 30.00 

Celia C. Doubleday, services as town clerk 25.00 



$326.50 



MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 

Paid Walter M. Waugh, postage, telephone and 

justice fees 
James D. Kimball Co., premium, treasurer's bond 
Wm. A. Davenport, premium on bond, Blinn estate 
Lewis H. Blackmer, printing 1932 town reports 
Wm. A. Davenport, consultation, Homer Blinn 

estate 
Charles H. Chase, transfers, real estate 
James D. Kimball Co., collector's bond 
Frank A. Smith & Son, workmen's liability policy 
Lewis H. Blackmer, tax bills and demands 
Hobbs & Warren Inc., tax books 



$28.00 


5.00 


20.00 


17.28 


38.00 


1.40 


10.00 


103.80 


7.89 


7.28 



Earl H. Berry, care cemetery lots 




19.00 


Lewis H. Blackmer, 500 envelopes 




2.87 


A. W. Wendemuth, inspector animals 1933 


3.00 


Celia C. Doubleday, telephone, postage 


and re- 




cording deaths 




3.05 


Frank R. Allen, telephone and postage 




7.76 




$274.33 


SNOW BILLS 






Paid Town of Enfield, 1932 




$41.40 


A. W. Wendemuth 




3.15 



- 


$44.55 


HIGHWAY ACCOUNT 




Paid selectmen's orders 


$4,485.55 


HIGHWAY BRIDGE ACCOUNT 




Paid selectmen's orders 


$576.38 


CEMETERY ACCOUNT 




Paid Fred W. Doubleday, mowing cemeteries 


$2.80 


H. P. Pierce, mowing cemeteries 


2.80 


M. A. Griswold, mowing cemeteries 


14.00 


Roger Doubleday, mowing cemeteries 


15.40 



RECAPITULATION 

Paid Town Officers $326.50 

Miscellaneous Account 274.33 

Highway Account 4,485.55 

Highway Bridges 576.38 

Care of Cemeteries 35.00 

Old Age Assistance 712.78 



$35.00 



Public Welfare 219.28 

Snow Bills 44.55 $6,674.37 

REPORT OF BOARD OF PUBLIC WELFARE 

Paid for support of poor $219.28 

OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 

Reimbursed, other towns $712.78 

WALTER M. WAUGH 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 
Commission Acting as Selectmen of the Town of 
Prescott. 

LIST OF JURORS 

Frederick M. W T endemuth, farmer 
Albert W. Wendemuth, farmer 

WALTER M. WAUGH 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 

Commission Acting as Selectmen of the Town of 

Prescott. 

RESOURCES 



Due on 1932 tax 


$4.90 


Due on 1933 tax 


107.75 


Deposit in Millers River National Bank 




(closed) 


1,416.83 


Cash on hand 


822.21 


Surplus War Bonus Fund 


161.23 


Due from State Highway Department 


550.00 


Due from State on School Account 


35.00 


LIABILITIES 




Due Ruth Allen, collector 1932 and 1933 




taxes 


$130.00 



$3,097.92 



Estimate due other towns on account of Old 

Age Assistance 150.00 $280.00 

WALTER M. WAUGH 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 
Commission Acting as Selectmen of the Town of 
Prescott. 

REPORT OF TRUSTEES, WRIGHT FUND 

Cash on hand January 1, 1933 none 

Cash received in 1933 none 

Cash paid out in 1933 none 

HARRISON D. PIERCE 
WALTER M. WAUGH 
FRANK J. CURRIER (Deceased) 
Trustees 



Report of Treasurer 



Surplus war bonus fund $161.23 

Free cash 2,028.90 

County Treas., dog tax refund 19.97 

Int. on deposit, National Bank 3.73 

Mass. School Fund, Part II, Chap. 70 302.25 

W. M. Waugh, sale of town hall settees 18.00 

Met. District Water Supply Com. 3,000.00 

Celia C. Doubleday, Town Clerk, dog licenses 25.80 

State Treas., Vocational Education 15.75 

James D. Kimball & Co., insurance premium refund 48.42 

Ruth R. Allen, Coll., 1932 excise tax 2.00 

Ruth R. Allen, Coll., 1932 excise tax costs .35 

State Treas., comp. of inspector of animals 3.38 

Ruth R. Allen, Coll., 1932 tax 234.88 

Ruth R. Allen, Coll., 1932 tax, int. 11.41 

Ruth R. Allen, Coll., 1932 tax costs 1.05 

Ruth' R. Allen, Coll., 1932 Old Age Assistance 2.00 

State Treas., acc't of highways 3,350.00 

State Treas., Federal relief fund 17.94 

Ruth R. Allen, Coll., 1933 excise tax 16.52 

Ruth R. 'Allen, Coll., 1933 excise tax costs .35 

Ruth R. Allen, Coll., 1933 general tax 1,126.83 

Ruth R. Allen, Coll., 1933 general tax, int. 1.05 

Ruth R, Allen, Coll., 1933 Old Age Assistance 9.00 



State Treas., high school tuition 221.33 

State Treas., high school transportation 380.10 

State Treas., School Supt. salary, small towns 323.26 

County Sheriff, acc't of fines 16.50 

State Treas., income tax • 7!2.00 

State Treas,, corporation tax business .41 
State Treas., corporation tax, R. R. and Tel. & Tel. Cos. 1.32 

County Treas,, wild cat bounty 10.00 

Celia C. Doubleday, 1 key .25 

Susannah Haskins cemetery fund 4.00 

Njelsoo Whitaker cemetery fund 1.00 

Eliza Jennison cemetery fund 1.00 

Lillia M. Shaw cemetery fund 1.00 

Walter O. Shaw cemetery fund 1.00 

Gilbert & Grover cemetery fund 2.00 

Francena Johnson cemetery fund 2.00 

Mary J. Woods cemetery fund .50 

Martha M. Briggs cemetery fund 2.00 

George M. Webber cemetery fund 2.00 

John Cowan cemetery fund l.'OO 

Delia P. Allen cemetery fund 1.50 



Total $11,444.99 
EXPENSE ACCOUNT 

Paid School orders $1,983.09 

Selectmen's orders 6,673.37 

County tax 190.72 

Old Age Assistance 7.00 

County Treas,, dog license- 25.80 

Wild Cat bounty 10.00 

State tax 90.00 

State parks and reservations .16 

Veterans' exemption .37 



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Assessors' abatement 4.21 

On deposit, Millers River Bank 1,476.83 

On deposit, Second Nat'l, Barre, Mass. 983.44 



$11,444.99 

By order of the Selectmen, the following cemetery funds 
were transferred to the Town of Orange, with accumulated in- 
terest : 

Lillia M. Shaw fund with int. $258.58 

Walter O. Shaw fund witn int. 138.74 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK R. ALLEN 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 
Commission Acting as Treasurer of the Town of 

Prescott. 



Report of Superintendent of Roads 



LABOR IN 1933 



Paid F. W. Doubleday, superintendent 


$63570 


F. W. Doubleday, truck 


716.62 


A. W. Wendemuth, truck 


9.00 


H. D. Peirce, truck 


500.15 


H. D. Peirce, tractor 


36375 


H. D. Peirce, laborer 


55.47 


R. T. Crockwell, laborer 


343.86 


M. A. Griswold, laborer 


218.92 


G. A. Johnson, laborer 


207.90 


F. Doubleday, Jr., laborer 


325.67 


S. Bryans, laborer 


291.20 


A. Young, laborer 


165.20 


G. Bryans, laborer 


194.60 


R. LeGrant, laborer 


95.20 


H. Bacon, laborer 


88.90 


W. Carrigan, laborer 


88.20 


H. Wendemuth, laborer 


25.20 


R. Doubleday, laborer 


17.15 


W. Bryans, laborer 


5.60 


MATERIALS, 1933 




Repairs and labor on scraper 


$10.20 


Blade and express 


773 


Grease 


.50 



^348.29 



12 



4 culverts and coupling 

3 scythes, 3 snaths, 3 shovels, pickaxe and 



79.51 



handle 




14.75 




Sharpening tools 




7.85 




209 loads gravel 




16.72 


$137.26 




$4,485.55 


Town appropriation 




$585.00 




State appropriation 




3,900.00 


4,485.00 


From funds to balance 


$0.55 


Men labor 




$3,005.94 




Truck labor 




1,063.47 




Tractor labor 




278.88 




Materials 


BRIDGES, 1933 
General Work 


137.26 


$4,485.55 


Men labor 




$25.10 




Truck labor 




16.65 




3,203 ft. plank 




96.70 




Spikes (Hall) 




1.25 


$139.70 



Men labor 
Truck labor 
622 ft. plank 
Spikes (Hall) 



Middle, bridge — Shutesbury road 
New stringers and plank 



$24.05 

7.50 

15.55 

1.00 



Lawless bridge — tiew springers 



Men labor 

Truck labor 

F. P. Hall, spikes 



$42.05 
8.25 
1.00 



48.10 



51.30 



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Soaf stone — iron bridge 
Men labor $164.05 

Truck labor 44.25 

1,920 ft. plank 86.40 

4,000 lbs. cement 30.00 

Lag screws, U-bolts, spikes, etc. 12.58 337.28 



Total $576.38 

FRED W. DOUBLEDAY, Superintendent 



Report of Town Clerk 



No births or marriages were recorded in 1933. 

DEATHS RECORDED 

July 30, Aloysius Sullivan, 41 yrs. 2 mos, 10 dys., accidental — 
Asphyxiation by drowning 

OTHER BUSINESS 

Two female and nine male dogs were licensed. Fifty-two 
permits for removal of bodies were given. Twenty-nine sport- 
ing, hunting and fishing licenses were issued. 

CELIA C. DOUBLEDAY 

Agent of the Metropolitan District Water Supply 
Commission Acting as Clerk of the Town of 
Prescott. 



Report of School Committee 



For the fiscal yew ending December 31, 1933 

ITEMIZED ACCOUNT 

Paid Celia C. Doubleday, committee pay $35.00 

Celia C. Doubleday, postage and telephone, etc. 3.65 

Celia C. Doubleday, school census 1.00 

Wright & Potter, blanks and binder (record book) 2.37 

Flavel M. Girford, salary 529.41 

Flavel M. Gilford, other expenses 50.74 

Flavel M. Gifrord, office rent 10.00 

M. A. Griswold, elementary transportation 552.00 

M. A. Griswold, high school transportation 384.80 

Town of Enfield, elementary tuition 148.20 

Town of Belchertown, high school tuition 223.92 

Town of Belchertown, vocational tuition 42.00 



$1,983.09 



The number of pupils for whom the town pays tuition has ide-i 
creased to four. Of these pupils, two are in the /'elementary 
schools of Enfield and two in the Belchertown High School. Re- 
ports from the High School are sent to the superintendent at the 
close of each marking period. 



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REGISTRATION OF MINORS, OCTOBER 1, 1933 



Ages 


5 to 7 


7 to 14 


14 to 16 


16 to 21 Total 
Illiterate 


Boys 














Girls 





2 





2 



Total 











CELIA C. DOUBLEDAY 

Greenwich Village 

W. M. WAUGH 
New Braintree 

Scheldt Committee of Prescatt 



Supt. of Schools — 
Flavel M. Gifford 
North Dana, Mass. 



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