British Scouts Visit Hull: British Boy Scouts Nicholas Simpson and John Russell, with District Rep. George Wilson, were entertained in Hull this week as they presented a plaque of appreciation to Hull Boy Scouts Troop 20, through Scoutmaster Bernard Pokat. The visit was arranged by Scoutmaster Pokat in return for the hospitality extended by English residents when Hull scouts toured England and Scotland for two weeks last August. The visitors spent a week at Camp Child in Plymouth and were brought to Hull last Saturday by Mr. and Mrs. John McCauley, who took John Russell as their hour guest for a week. Since Sunday, the British trio has enjoyed swimming at Nantasket Beach; a tour of the rides in Paragon Park as guests of Larry Stone; a barbeque at the Lennon’s; and Peter Charubini’s birthday party. Also: a trip to the harbor islands via Coast Guard boat and lunch at the Metropolitan District Commission’s George’s Island; a TV interview and appearance on the Major Mudd program; visits to the offices of Gov. Francis Sargent and Boston Mayor Kevin White; and to the Boston police headquarters and the British consulate. Today they are visiting the North Shore, with a stop at the Rockport residence of William Russell, brother of Mrs. McCauley, and tomorrow will include swimming and a tour of Hull historic spots. On Saturday the visitors will leave for New Jersey where they will spend a week before returning to England.
Marooned – So Near and Yet So Far: Six Hull people waited out a pea soup fog at anchor off the Hull coast less than a mile from their home. Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Ross had as guests Mr. and Mrs. James Roche, proprietors of Roche’s Variety Store, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dunn, of Allerton, aboard the Rosses’ cabin cruiser when it left George’s Island as the fog settled in early Saturday evening. “We could see the lights of Pemberton Pier at first, but they suddenly disappeared as the fog increased,” said Roche. “The spot where we anchored was between George’s Island and the side of Allerton Hill on the ocean side. We were actually less than a mile from my house on Holbrook Avenue. So near and yet so far, but we had a comfortable night aboard the cruiser and came into Pemberton early Sunday morning when the fog cleared.”.
C.G. Kept Busy Helping Hundreds of Boats: Rescue craft from the Point Allerton Coast Guard Station and units of the Coast Guard Auxiliary assisted 94 boats during the two-week period ending at 8 a.m. on Aug 9. Boaters are urged to check their carts prior to leaving on a cruise. Many boats have run aground during the past few weeks. Since the July 1, Point Allerton rescue craft have rendered assistance to 237 boats. The majority of these cases have been for boats experiencing engine failure.
News Brief: A boulder has been moved from Point Allerton by the Highway Department and placed on the town right-of-way near the junction of Holbrook and Point Allerton avenues where it will be inscribed with a bronze plaque commemorating the naming of the point for first settler, Isaac Allerton, of Plymouth, in ceremonies Sept. 26.
Close Call for Hull Jr. Baseball: Firefighters, police, and gas stations are still battling for first place. Saturday morning the game between police and fire could be the deciding factor. Mass. Envelope and Paragon are only half a game apart; with only two games to go, it’s a tossup.
Firemen’s Ball at Surf: All is ready for the 51st annual Hull Firemen’s Ball, a traditional South Shore social entertainment, on Friday evening Aug. 20, at The Surf Ballroom, Nantasket, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Chief and Mrs. Roger Means will lead the grand march, and dance music will be by Jimmy McHale and his Men of the Scale. A contingent of Jimmy’s neighbors in the Pemberton Improvement Association, led by Dr. Clinton, president, will be among the large crowd expected at the event.
Hull Caterer Back to W.P.I.: After a summer of preparing and serving party platters for Hull and South Shore functions, Ronnie Sarver, 19, of Hull, returns to the Worcester Polytechnic Institute for his sophomore year; he is majoring in mathematics. Although he has a career in insurance in mind, Ronnie is adept enough in figures to predict that he may wind up in the catering business. Meanwhile, he is working his way through college with income from the catering business, which he opened in a new location at Allerton this summer and named it Ronnie’s.