Nixon Edict Freezes School Salaries: Tentatively agreed salary raises for Hull school personnel are frozen at 1970 levels due to President Nixon’s Aug. 14 order freezing prices and wages, School Superintendent Richard Charlton said Wednesday. “Although teachers’ pay raises and statutory increments totaling $45,000 were budgeted by the School Committee, a final contract has not been signed and collective bargaining is still in process in some areas,” he said.
Tenants Chosen for New Housing: Housing Authority Executive Secretary Robert L. Shannon said Wednesday that 40 occupants for the elderly housing complex on Atlantic Avenue have been selected from many applicants. “They are all Hull residents, and it is expected they will become tenants by September 15 when the complex is slated to open,” said Shannon.
Court Orders Ban Removed: A Superior Court decision has ruled in favor of a Nantasket night spot and ordered the selectmen to remove a license restriction that had banned female strip dancing. The decision, handed down by Judge John Moriarty Tuesday, in effect upheld the contention of James Doherty, owner of the Quincy House, Nantasket, that his exotic and oriental dancers were not violating the law. The decision climaxed a controversy of several months in which protests by the Hull Improvement Association and members of the clergy had resulted in the selectmen restricting the license of the Quincy House and several other Nantasket entertainment places by banning strip dancing.
Fallon Resigns as Board Chairman: In a surprise action Wednesday, Martin A. Fallon resigned the chairmanship of the Board of Selectmen and urged the appointment of Wallace E. Richardson. Both actions were voted on a motion by David E. Berman and were unanimously approved. Mr. Fallon said he is entering a “time-consuming new job, which will require me to travel from Florida to Maine, and I will not have the time which the chairman’s job requires. However, I am not resigning as a selectman.”
Fire Chief to Step Down: Fire Chief Roger F. Means resigned last night, effective Oct. 1, after 30 years of service in the Fire Department plus two years with the Parks Department. Means, 56, was appointed chief on April 22, 1968, succeeding Robert Myers, who had retired. Means’ retirement was accepted with regret and high commendation for exemplary public service. The selectmen named Deputy Chief Kervin H. (“Jeff”) Means as acting chief pending a Civil Service examination.
Town Meeting Set for Next Month: The selectmen last night announced Monday Sept. 27, as the date for a special town meeting aimed mainly at providing emergency funds for veterans’ benefits. They then closed the warrant to other articles. The action came after Richard Ryan said that voters could approve transfer of departmental account balances to raise about $30,000 needed to meet veterans’ claims for the rest of 1971.
Veterans to Hold General Meeting: On Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 8:30 p.m., the Oscar Smith Mitchell Post No. 140 American Legion of Hull will hold an open meeting for all veterans of Hull. At this meeting, an open discussion of veterans’ affairs and membership will be held.
Lease for Boat Shop OK’d: The selectmen voted 2-1 to award a five-year lease renewal, effective next Jan. 1, to the George L. Gould Marina on Nantasket pier for a total of $1,600. The lease also permits Gould to sell or assign the lease without prior approval of the selectmen.
Fashion Shoppe Warehouse Sale: “For the first time in the history of Fashion Shoppe, we are running a clean-sweep warehouse sale,” Mrs. David Klayman said today. “This sale will clear every piece of summer merchandise, and some fall items, at below-wholesale cost. The spectacular event starts Friday, August 27, at 10 a.m. in our warehouse, 531 Nantasket Avenue, next door to Nelson’s Pharmacy. It will continue until every piece of merchandise is sold,” said Mrs. Klayman.
Warner Football Kicks Off Next Month: Pop Warner football will make its 1971 debut at Bayside Field Sunday on Sept. 5, when the Hull Crusaders (13-year-old kids) are scheduled to meet the Franklin Square, Long Island, team. Close to 200 Hull boys in various age groups have been practicing and conditioning nightly and on weekends under the guidance of volunteer adults on the Hull Youth Football Association staff.