Teachers Seeking $1,000 Pay Boost: The Hull School Committee on Monday took under study the first basics of a 1971-1972 salary and working conditions plan proposed by the Professional Rights and Responsibilities Committee of the Hull Teachers Association. The plan proposes a basic minimum $8,100 per year for teachers with A.B. degrees, an increase of $1,000 over the present minimum pay, which would be reflected vertically and across on the pay scale for all teachers in the various steps of teaching experience and degree attainments and those at maximum. If granted, the request would represent a school budget increase for the full school year of $300,000, covering 174 teachers and administrators in the system, 80 of whom have attained maximum pay.
Ruling on Recruitment, Black Studies Awaited: Hull School Superintendent Richard Charlton said Tuesday (as we go to press) that as yet he has “received no letter from the Mass. Committee Against Discrimination ordering the Hull School Committee and the administration to set up a black teacher recruiting system, establish a black studies program in the schools, and report on implementation to the MCAD by Feb. 12. If such an order is received, along with formal notification of a vote by the commission to that effect, we would try to comply of course, if ordered to do so by the School Committee, who probably would want to have the order checked by town counsel for legality.”
A First for Hull in Voter Registration: In the first voter registration held in a Massachusetts school building under the amended federal Voting Act, Town Clerk John F. Darcy registered 56 students Monday at Hull High School. Thirty-eight of the students were boys and 18 were girls and represented 92 percent of the 60 eligible 18-year-olders at the school. The students were informed over the public address system by Principal Thomas Ballerino that the town clerk was in the library, and they were released from their homerooms in groups of four, starting at 10 a.m.
Scientists Eye Hull Problems: A flock of scientists visited Hull Tuesday and began intensive research into Hull’s solid-waste disposal problems at no cost to the town. Albert J Maguire, president of Anti-Pollution Incinerators Inc., of Cambridge, headed the group, which included Dr. William Curby, director, Sias Laboratory; L. Charles Billotte, geophysicist; Ralph L. Lewis, municipal sanitation, M.I.T.; Professor William Harty, ecologist, Northeastern University; Frank L. Ruszinski, registered professional engineer; and John Young, B.C.E., M.B.A., Harvard University. Hull Health Director Joseph Lanata and Sanitation Superintendent Matthew Muncy took the group to inspect the Hull dump and later provided them with statistical information on Hull. The research group will report to the Hull Health Department in January.
Combat Award to Hull Man: Army First Lieutenant Donald R. Lightman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lightman, 15 Prospect Ave., Hull, recently received the Combat Infantryman Badge while serving with the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in Vietnam. Lt. Lightman received the award while assigned as commanding officer of Company A, 1st Battalion of the Division’s 8th Cavalry.
In Service, On Leave: Seaman Apprentice Brian J. Littlefield, of Hull, was recently home on leave after completing basic training at the U.S. Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, IIll.
Magic and Comedy Show: Johnny Sisson, of Quincy, a children’s entertainer, will present a magic and comedy show under the auspices of the Hull Public Library on Tuesday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m., at the Hull High School. His hobbies are no longer hobbies but his source of livelihood and, therefore, “work.” Because he likes and is liked by children, Sisson specializes in shows for children only, with grownups welcome “if invited by the children and if they promise to be good.”
A Son of Hull Is Baptized: Dean James Tramontana, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Tramontana (Beverly Hurley), of 7 Adams St., Hull, was baptized in a ceremony officiated by the Rev. John A. Dunn at St. Ann’s Church, Waveland, on Sunday, Dec. 20, 1970, with Paul Miller and Dorothy Hallett serving as godparents. The infant’s grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Tramontana, also of Hull, and Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hurley of Wollaston.