huHull Sewer Plan to Get Airing: An informal public meeting on the first $5.5 million phase of the state-ordered Hull sewer extension project will be held Thursday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m., in the Memorial School. Under current state and federal aid formulae, the sewer commissioners hope to cut the town cost for Phase One to $1.35 million, which would be raised on a 30-year bond issue at 6 percent interest. Raw sewage is presently going into ocean and bay waters in 12 outfalls from 30 percent of Hull’s 10,000 population connected with town sewers, while an estimated 70 percent of the population are disposing of their sewage through subsurface septic tanks and cesspools.
Med Center Planning Advances: In an effort to begin the medical center before summer, the Building Committee has intensified its review of construction plans for the site on George Washington Boulevard. According to Paul Dunn, chairman, final consideration and review of site development and foundation plans should be completed within the next two weeks.
Youth Commission Readies ‘Interest Finder’: The Hull Youth Commission, at its regular meeting this past Thursday evening, finalized the format of an “interest finder” questionnaire, which is to be distributed to students at Hull High School on Friday morning, April 30, in conjunction with an assembly for those young people who would be interested in a youth lounge or possibly serving as ex officio members of the commission. Guest speakers at the assembly, aside from members of Hull’s own Youth Commission, will be Mr. Frank Brillo and Mr. Ted Stevenson, supervisors of the “Quincy Youth Corps.” They will speak to the students about the youth lounges, or centers, that they already have in Quincy, how they are run, and how they were started.
Ecologists’ Goal: Recycle Waste Paper: The Hull Ecology Union will host its first paper drive on Sunday, May 2, at 10 a.m. In announcing the drive, the Hull Ecology Union is setting the stage for future projects of much larger scale. To begin with, HEU pledges to conduct paper drives at least three times a year. Citizens may then save their old papers without huge piles building up because there will only be a short time between collection drives. In so doing, a much larger portion of our waste paper will be recycled, saving the lives of many pulp trees and reducing the polluting effects of overactive paper mills.
Library Gets Copy Machine: The Trustees of the Hull Public Library are pleased to announce that a copying machine is now available at the library for the use of the public. New library cards will be issued beginning May 1 to borrowers in good standing and to new residents. If all delinquent books are not returned or paid for, no member of a family will be issued a new card.
Historical Dinner on Menu: The annual meeting of the Hull Historical Society will feature an authentic dinner such as was held annually at Wheeler’s Farm after town meeting during the middle of the 19th century. Following the dinner, which will be held at Gould Hall, Hull Village, on Thursday, May 20, there will be a re-enactment of the 1830 celebration commemorating the landing in Hull of the original settlers of Dorchester in 1630.
Park President Honored: Larry Stone, president of Paragon Park, Nantasket Beach, received a plaque from Lawrence Jannello, executive director of the Greater Boston chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of America. The plaque, presented during the 45th annual convention of the New England Association of Amusement Parks and Beaches at the Statler Hilton Hotel, was in recognition of Mr. Stone’s feting 18,000 Greater Boston youngsters at Paragon Park last September. The youngsters were rewarded a free day at the famed amusement park for their part in staging backyard carnivals for the MDAA’s fundraising program.
First Communion for Nearly 200: St. Mary’s Parish First Communion Week concluded April 24 and 25 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Green Hill, with a total of 100 children receiving the Blessed Sacrament. On April 17, another 84 received the sacrament at St. Mary of the Bay Church, Pemberton.
Hundreds Get Free X-rays: More than 700 Hull residents received free chest X-ray examinations at the Plymouth County Health Association clinic in the municipal fire station Wednesday, sponsored by the Hull Board of Health.