Town Budget $80,000 Higher: The Hull Finance Committee, with Chairman Richard Ryan, has moved well ahead of past schedules in completing its examination and recommendations on town department budgets for the 1971 town meeting. The total thus far approved is running about $80,000 higher than last year’s total budget for town operation, which was approximately $3.2 million.
School Budget Nears $3 Million: The Hull school budget for 1971 is up $246,018, an increase of 9.2 percent over 1970, but another 3.8 percent jump was averted by sharp reductions in the school expenses area, which dropped $28,046. A summary, obtained yesterday by the Times, will be the subject of a study by a Finance Committee. It showed the total 1971 budget presently at $2.9 million, subject to finalization of teachers’ salary bargaining and to further possible reductions by the School Committee.
Senior Housing Due in September: Although the Hull Housing Project for the Elderly is making satisfactory progress, Hull Housing Authority Chairman Stanley MacLeod today denied a published report that the 40-unit complex on Atlantic Avenue will be ready for occupancy by June. “The target date and the contract objective is still Sept. 1st, 1971. It is entirely too early to predict an earlier completion and certainly no evidence at all that the housing will be ready for occupancy in June 1971,” said MacLeod.
Locals to be at Oath-taking: Guests at the induction ceremony for Congresswoman Louise Day Hicks this week in Washington, D.C., will be Hull Assessor Daniel J. Henderson and his wife, Marie Henderson, president of the Hull Woman’s Club.
Historical Society Unveils Programs: A full lineup of activities for the coming spring has been announced by the Hull Historical Society. With the cooperation of the School Department, the society will sponsor an essay contest for all Hull High School students. The essays to be written on “Our Heritage – The Town of Hull” will be judged by a panel of three judges, one from the School Department and two from the historical society. An authentic colonial dinner will be the highlight of the annual meeting in May. Hostess for the annual dinner, who will plan a menu to be enjoyed and long remembered by all, will be Mrs. Tommye Reede.
Temple Lecture Focuses on ‘Family’: The first of a series of lectures, as part of adult education, was held last Sunday evening, Jan. 17, at the Boyer Auditorium of Temple Beth Sholom of Hull. The guest lecturer was Dr. Mordecai Brill, of New York City, who discussed “The Family – Past, Present, and Future.” The committee in charge of arrangements were: Professor David Honick, chairman and moderator, who introduced the speaker; Samuel Asnes, president of Temple Beth Sholom; Samuel Weiner; and Rabbi David H. Weisenberg. A collation was served by the temple.
Film on Learning Disabilities: The South Shore chapter of the Massachusetts Association for Children with Learning Disabilities will hold an organization meeting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Jewish Community Center, 10 Merrymount Road, Quincy. Featured speaker at the meeting will be Mr. Kenneth A. Sargent, executive director of MACLD. Mr. Sargent will show a film, “Why Billy Couldn’t Learn.”
Bergan Improving with ‘Pace’ Heart: A modern miracle of medical science appears to have saved the life of Dr. William M. Bergan, dentist, former Hull selectman, and political factor in the town for many years. Bergan, 80, was stricken with a heart valve constriction three weeks ago and rushed in grave condition to Boston VA Hospital. He was placed under intensive care and lingered between life and death until it was decided to install a “pacemaker” in his chest to aid the normal resumption of blood flow to and from the heart.
Ex-Marine Swims Amid Ice Floes: Near-zero temperatures and a biting northwest wind did not halt an ex-Marine from taking his daily dip at Hull Sunday. “It isn’t exactly like the swamp lake water of South Vietnam,” smiled Lance Cpl. Daniel H. (“Danny”) Sullivan, 22, of 35 C St., as he jumped across ice floes into the Atlantic Ocean off the Waveland shore, after walking through a snow drift up to his knees. The husky former Hull High School athlete then plunged into the icy surf and swam out about 25 yards with strong expert-looking strokes.