More Developers Lining Up: At a brief meeting Monday, the Hull Redevelopment Authority announced receipt of plans from three development firms for Project One construction, bringing the total now awaiting interviews to more than 60. Plans for high-rise apartments, a marina, and a business plaza were sent by Urban Study and Design Co., Cambridge, Auburndale Development Corp., Boston, and Gerald Barg Corp., South Easton. Chairman Charles E. Gould said that interviews cannot begin until second appraisals of property and relocation of present occupants are completed and the land-taking procedure consummated.
Power Rate Hike Effective Sept. 1: Electric light rates will be increased effective Sept. 1, it was announced today by Hull Municipal Light Dept. Manager Everett W. Lutzy. Lutzy said the increase is necessary to meet a 30 percent hike in the cost of power supplied to Hull by the New England Power Co., effective Aug. 15.
New Method for Social Studies: A new concept-inquiry method of teaching elementary approaches to social studies will be introduced on a pilot basis at the Damon and Jacobs schools for grades one through five this fall. The School Committee approved the plan as presented by Principals James Curtis and James O’Brien at a cost of $3,600 for new textbooks and film strips. The cost will come out of 1970 budget funds and is subject to federal refunds. No new teachers are involved. “The concept-inquiry method will foster analytical and creative thinking by the elementary grade pupils, will help them in their later school years, and should prepare them to function as informed and effective citizens,” said Mr. Curtis.
Marine Biology Course a Hit: Hull High School’s marine biology classes are in the closing days of a very productive year. In the water ecology course, Mr. Ward, in conjunction with students and student interns, developed multiple techniques in the area of water ecology. The areas of specialization included water analysis, coliform counts, and plankton studies. Some of the topics covered in the marine geology course were: motions of the sea (currents, waves, tides), oceanographic instruments, marine ecology, shoreline formation, ocean bottom, and Boston basin.
Bus Contract Goes to Local Firm: The School Committee voted unanimously on Aug. 2 to award a three-year contract to the Nantasket Transportation Co. for $509,115.78, an increase of $129,763.78 over the current three-year contract with the company; the contract expires Aug. 31. “The increase is due to rising school population requiring more buses and services. Higher costs on bus equipment, operators, and maintenance for school trips is also reflected,” said School Superintendent Ricard Charlton. In a recent bidding procedure, the South Shore Bus Co. bid was declared ineligible on a ruling by Town Counsel Haskell Lampke and was not accepted by the School Committee.
Seven Rescued Off Graves Light: Seven persons, including a woman, a boy, and a dog were saved from death off Graves Light in Boston Harbor late Sunday after their cabin cruiser exploded and was enveloped in a sheet of flame. A woman and her son were badly burned, also a 19-year-old boy. They were pulled from the water within 10 minutes by the lobster boat Falcon, with the Esso barge Bay State standing by.
Prominent Author Visits Hull: Vacationing at the Musmeci residence at Nantasket is Mary Barelli Gallagher, accompanied by her husband, Ray Gallagher, and two sons, Gregory and Christopher, of Alexandria, Va. Mrs. Gallagher, who authored a best-seller, “My Life with Jacqueline Kennedy,” is well known here in Hull where she has visited on several occasions with her friend, Mary Kosak; on this trip she also visited at Marion’s Flowers.
‘Fiddler’ Playing at Music Circus: “Fiddler on the Roof,” with New York Metropolitan Opera star Robert Merrill in the title role, continues its exclusive two-week engagement through Saturday, Aug. 14, at Cohasset’s South Shore Music Circus.
Summer at Camp Child: On Aug. 1, Hull Boy Scout Troop 20 began two weeks of camping at Camp Child, Plymouth, with 22 scouts making the trip with Scoutmaster Bernard Pokat. Aquatic tests, nature and conservation studies, and a canoe trip are on the program, and next week the troop will host a delegation of scouts from England.