Teachers Ask $1,000 Pay Hike: The teachers are seeking a basic pay increase from the present $7,100 to $8,100 per year, in their opening proposal. The next School Committee-HTA bargaining session will be Monday, Dec. 21, at 8 p.m., in open session at the Memorial School Library. Whether future sessions will be open or closed will be decided at that meeting, according to Memorial School Principal Walter Secatore, public relations chairman.
Faculty Reviews Drug Ed Plan: A drug education program, which has had a pilot test in Grade 6 recently, has been referred to the Hull school faculty for review before implementation. In a meeting Monday, the School Committee heard an evaluation report from school nurse Esther Weiner and teacher David O’Brien and also a recommendation from School Superintendent Richard Charlton that the proposed curricula be implemented in February and run through June 1971 in Hull’s four schools, after which it would get further review and extension.
Drug Clinic to Open Storefront: Project Turnabout will open a drug referral center “storefront” at 816 Nantasket Ave. on Jan. 1, 1971, it was announced today. Regarding the plan, a Turnabout spokesman said, “The storefront is opening in response to many who have inquired and asked about our organization and how they can assist us.”
Final Charter Approved: The Charter Commission, with David Berman presiding, unanimously voted to accept and approve the final charter report. The motion, proposed by members Martin S. Silverman and Miss Mary Patricia Potterton, came near the end of the commission’s Tuesday evening meeting after several additional changes and revisions were adopted. Consultants Dr. David Booth and Dr. Edwin Gere will officially present the commission with copies of the completed town constitution on Dec. 22.
Voter Registration at HHS Weighed: Town Clerk John F. Darcy is consulting Hull school officials with regard to a plan to hold a voters’ registration at the high school for the convenience of 18-year-old persons now eligible to vote under the federal Voting Act amendment. However, the constitutionality of the amendment has been challenged by four states, and it may be some time before the Supreme Court rules.
Liquor Licenses Granted: In executive session Wednesday, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to grant year-round all-alcoholic liquor licenses to Al’s Spaghetti House, Blue Bunny Restaurant, Merlino’s Steak House, and the Pemberton Marina.
Caroleers Sing on Allerton Hill: “From this day forward let it be known to all who inhabit the Earth that in the season celebrating this birthday in the One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventieth Year that A Caroleer braved the bitter cold of a New England Winter night to bring the true gift of Christmas to Hull, Massachusetts, by unselfishly offering goodwill to all as a Pt. Allerton Association Caroleer.” This is the Christmas commendation that all boys and girls from age 8 through high school will receive this coming Saturday or Sunday night, from the board of directors of the Point Allerton Hill Association, for participating in the fourth annual year of caroling on Allerton Hill. Caroleering was originated by William Devany, the master caroleer, in 1967.
Dog Emerges Without Aid: A dog swam through thin ice on Straits Pond Monday afternoon and reached shore safely as firemen arrived in response to a call from an Atlantic Avenue resident. Firemen had a ladder ready but saw the dog run up the shoreline and disappear.
Local Man Honored With DFC: U.S. Air Force Major George D. Bushey, son of George E. Bushey, of 39 Arnold Road, Hingham, a former Hull resident, has been decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross for aerial achievement in Southeast Asia. Major Bushey was cited for his performance as an F-4 Phantom fighter bomber pilot when he attacked multiple antiaircraft weapons positions protecting a vital storage complex. In spite of a continuous barrage of fire from the numerous gun emplacements, he delivered his ordnance with pinpoint accuracy, suppressing all ground fire and allowing the subsequent strike force to successfully destroy the stockpile of equipment without sustaining a single loss.