Ryan and Nicholson Opponents Mar. 13: Richard M. Ryan and William F. Nicholson will again be opponents for selectman at the March 13 town election, with Jon Plotkin also a candidate. Ryan is seeking re-election to a three-year term, having defeated Nicholson with a total vote of 1,643 to 1,077 for the vacancy on the board caused by the resignation of Martin A. Fallon. Two other candidates, Donald A. Gillis and Theresa V. Mitchell, polled 264 and 78 votes respectively. In other contests March 13, Assessors Stanley L. Gould and Robert L. Meade are seeking re-election, with Theresa V. Mitchell and Roger F. Means also candidates, and for Health Board, incumbent Dr. Houston A. Kelley is opposed by Thomas F. Cox.
Dr. Dushan Starts at Center Feb. 14: Dr. Sidney S. Dushan, who has served as physician for the Hull school system the past three years, will begin general practice for townspeople Monday, Feb. 14. Directors of Hull Medical Center, Inc., announced Dr. Dushan will practice from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays from the non-profit corporation’s temporary office, 41 B Street.
Named Secretary: Mrs. Selma Gale of 34 O St. was named medical secretary for the medical facility at B Street and Nantasket Avenue, which opens next Monday. Mrs. Gale, a former medical secretary and receptionist at the Boston City Hospital, was selected by the medical center board from 15 applicants.
Graded Pay Plan Approved by PB: Chairman David Silva of the finance committee, after a lengthy meeting last night, said that the committee had recommended no action on pay hike requests of the police and fire departments (15%) and the highway department (8%), and ad instead deferred to a pay plan of the personnel board. Affirmative action for the PB plan bylaw change was voted by the FC, with specific motion to be given at the town meeting, under Article 13 and related articles.
State Rejects Center Bonds: The state has ruled against town borrowing of funds to purchase and renovate the former Bayside Theater for a youth center. Town Accountant Joseph Chase said yesterday he was officially notified of the ruling by State Director of Accounts Gordon McGill. McGill said that under state law, town bond issues for property purchases can be made only for land, not for structures or renovations.
High School News: The Hull High School basketball team, currently tied with Holbrook for first place in the South Shore League, travels to Holbrook this Friday, Feb. 11, for a crucial game which may decide the title. In view of the anticipated sellout, tickets for the game will be sold in advance at Hull High School and anyone planning to attend is reminded that no tickets will be sold at the door.
Census Total Questioned: Selectmen last night questioned the 1971 state census figures and requested State Secretary John Davoren to investigate before final certification. The request is based on the wide divergence between the state figures, which show a total Hull population of 8,961 as of Jan. 1, 1971 and the federal total of 10,057 as of Jan. 1, 1970.
News Brief: Clam Warden Frank Goulart’s request for $750 salary and $50 for expenses was cut last night by the finance committee, which voted $50 for the total budget, after some debate.
Hull High School Tops S.S. League: The Hull High School hockey team has all but crushed its opponents in the South Shore League, winning the title for the second year in a row with a record of 11-0-1. The tie was against Marshfield, who they beat the second time around. The Pirates are waiting to find out who they will play in the South Shore League tourney, the drawing will be this week and the game will be on Sunday.
High School News: Harriet Baron has been named Hull High School’s Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow for 1972. She was chosen on the basis of her score in a written knowledge and attitude examination taken by senior girls on Dec. 7, and will receive a specially designed award charm from General Mills, sponsor of the annual educational program.
Compiled by John J. Galluzzo