100 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Dec. 23, 1920from the Gloucester GazetteA unique feature of the birthday party to be given at the Woman’s Club New Year’s afternoon is a measuring party. Those present will pay one cent for each inch measure of waist line. There is compensation for the “stout,” in the prospect of winning the prize which will be given the possessor of the largest waist measure. There will also be a prize for the smallest waist. The party will begin at 3 p.m. The proceeds will go to make improvements in the club room.A friendly rivalry in heavy hog-raising between Messrs. W.E. Purcell and Charles Kimball had its climax last week when the hogs were killed and weighed. Mr. Kimball carried off the honors when his hog, a Poland China and Berkshire mixture, tipped the scales at 680 pounds, but Mr. Purcell was a close second, with a Duroc-Jersey weighing 639. Both hogs were about two years old.
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