To launch cement boat on May 11: The launching of the cement ketch Solange at Plummer’s Boat Yard Allerton has been moved ahead to May 11 from May 18, due to more favorable tides, it was said today by Mr. and Mrs. Joachen Robiller, who plan to tour the world in the trim craft. “We are anxious to get the ketch into the water,” said Mrs. Robiller at the wheel of a truck which moved the Solange a few feet on a rolling drydock yesterday and today along a small dirt road toward the Allerton Bay shore. The Robillers, who built the 46’3” sailboat from the keel up during the past two years, expect to place the Solange shoreside on its drydock in about a week, moving a few feet each day.
Over 1,000 trees sold: Over 1,000 tree saplings were sold to Hull residents at a public sale sponsored by the Conservation Commission last weekend. The young trees went at 25 cents each during the event at Delmonico’s greenhouse, Bayside. The Conservation Commission purchased the trees recently from nurseries at Plymouth and will use proceeds of the sale to buy more trees.
Lanata stays on job: Health Director-Agent Joseph Lanata is staying on the job pending further action, if any, by the Hull Health Board, which last Thursday took no further action in the controversy. After a sharp protest by Lanata who charged “My life has been affected in an underhanded way and no one has told me what, if anything, I did wrong,” Dr. Houston Kelley moved for Lanata’s reappointment, but the motion was not seconded.
Hull voters favor McGovern, Nixon: After the longest count in Hull election history, the presidential primary results were announced at 11:30 last night. 1,185 Democratic and 114 Republican ballots were cast for new primary record total of 1,299. McGovern led the presidential preference totals with 658, his nearest competitor being Muskie with 191, Humphrey had 109, Wallace 92, Mills 40, Chisholm 33, Jackson 15, McCarthy 14 and Lindsay 3. Kennedy received 7 write-in votes. President Nixon received 75 votes, McCloskey 21, and Ashbrook 4 on the Republican ballot.
Hull wins first three games: Hull’s varsity Pirates, led by timely hitting and a tight defense, have stormed over their first three foes in their bid for championship of the South Shore League. Launching a 15-game schedule, the first three contests were highlighted by a hitter’s feast against West Bridgewater this Tuesday and an extra-inning thriller against a strong Norwell squad last Friday.
Board action: Selectmen’s action April 26 included: Sale of a used police motorcycle to Everett Mayville of Hingham, high bidder at $800. A report by Selectman Ryan about the preliminary hearing by the state Labor Relations Board examiner on Hull Firemen’s Union charges of unfair bargaining by the Hull Bargaining Board. Held under study a liquor license grant to Gene Wong and associates, new operators of the Empress Restaurant of Nantasket. Heard Police Chief Shannon on road repair and traffic signals plans and federal funds requests.
Canadians here for Pops concert: Students from Peterborough, Ontario, will be the weekend guests of Hull High School music students. Students of Peterborough Collegiate Vocational School, Peterborough, Ontario, will arrive April 28. The P.C.V.S. Band will be the featured performers in the Annual Pops Concert at the Surf, Friday, April 28, 1972, at 8 p.m. The Hull High School Band and Majorettes, the Junior High School Band, and the High School Concert Choir will also be performing at this concert.
Planting on April 28: Hull schoolchildren, town officials and organizations will mark Arbor Day Friday April 28 with a tree-planting ceremony at the Jacobs Elementary School, 1:30 p.m. Co-chairmen for the event are Mrs. Diane Peterson and Kenneth Schult, aided by Myles Polin, members of the Hull Ecology Action League and the Garden Club. Co-operating will be Tree Warden James Barbuto, the Hull Highway Department, and Conservation Commission.
Social Notes…The Whitehead Sewing Club met last night with Mrs. William Shutt hostess at her family residence… The Thursday Group meets today at the Hamilton residence at Point Allerton.
Ecology fair: Several members of the Hull Ecology Action League will travel to Milton today and Friday to enter Curry College’s second annual “Ecology Fair.” They will be entering several projects which had been previously displays on Ecology Day. Those who were at Ecology Day will remember the “Beach Town Travelogue,” “Pollution Kills,” and “Sea Water Analysis” displays.