Youths March for New Center: More than 500 Hull youths are scheduled to conduct a silent march and an outdoor rally Saturday, Jan. 29, to enlist voter support for a new youth center. The march from Hull High School to Bayside Field is being organized by the Youth Council to win a $30,000 funds request at the March town meeting to buy and renovate the former Bayside Theatre building, which has been closed since 1970. The march was initiated by the youths when the temporary youth center at the Quincy House closed down Jan. 20 due to financial difficulties and lease technicalities involving James Doherty, Quincy House tenant for summertime night spot operations.
February Start for Medical Clinic: Directors of the nonprofit Hull Medical Center corporation reported today they plan to open a temporary office for Dr. Sidney Dushan during the first week in February. Volunteer workers, led by Hull builder Joseph Sandonato, have been preparing the office at 41 B St., which was donated free for one year by Dr. John Silva. In addition to Sandonato, the volunteers include Paul Dunn, Ken Schult, Ray Vinton, Ed Ross, Dick Ryan, Gene Roberts, and Frank Kerr.
Public Warned on Poisonous Drums: Coastal residents of Hull and other South Shore towns were alerted yesterday to be on the watch, but not to touch, 55-gallon or 20-gallon drums containing a highly poisonous chemical. Coast Guard and police officials warned that the tetra-ethyl lead compound in the drums could cause serious and perhaps fatal results if it comes in contact with the skin. About 150 of the drums escaped from a Dupont Co. tanker off Nova Scotia several weeks ago and are believed headed for the Massachusetts coastline.
Dealer’s License Renewal Denied: Selectmen last night voted to deny renewal of a temporary license granted to Kenneth Brown for a second-hand car dealers and junkyard operation at 1164 Nantasket Avenue, Hull Village. The action came on the advice of Town Counsel Haskell A. Lampke that the license should be revoked because it did not comply with state law regarding at least a 300-foot distance from a church or playground, keeping proper records for police and the Registry of the purchaser and seller of cars, and identification of cars and parts used during rebuilding.
Teachers Seek 20 Percent Pay Hike: In a bargaining session Tuesday, Jan. 25, the Hull Teachers Salary Committee rejected a School Committee proposal for merit plan pay raises equivalent to 4.4 percent of total salaries next September and countered with a bid for a 20 percent across-the-board pay increase. The HTA bargainers said in effect that they favored the concept of the merit plan but felt it would be “extremely difficult to administer.” They requested that the plan be referred to study.
Nantasket Pier Sought for Boat Trips: The Metropolitan Planning Council will recommend the use of Nantasket Pier in Hull as one of three main terminals for boat trips to 30 harbor islands being acquired by the state DNR for public recreation and conservation purposes in a massive multimillion-dollar plan. James Miller, MAPC planning director, said Monday that the $3.5 million development plan approved by the 1970 Legislature is now in its final phases and the MAPC report will be finished in February. Speaking at a meeting at the Hull Memorial School, sponsored by the Hull selectmen and the Conservation Committee, Miller said, “By the end of 1972, all of the islands in the outer and inner harbor will be under public control, and additional funds will be needed.”
Turnabout Gets Permanent Site: Project Turnabout, one of the state’s most successful drug clinic programs, now has a permanent home and, in a sense, a new “lease on life.” The former Coast Guard building at Stony Beach was assigned at no cost a few days ago to the program by the federal General Services Administration through the Health, Education, and Welfare Agency.
Paper Drive Gets Results: On Sunday about 60 members of the Hull Ecology Action League canvassed the town collecting waste paper for their waste paper drive. Beginning at 10 a.m., in raw, drizzling weather, volunteers went house to house asking for old newspapers. At 7 p.m. they were just finishing up. Because of their efforts, a giant 44-foot trailer-truck load of paper will be recycled.