Spirited Competition for Town Offices: Seven contests are listed for the March 8 Hull town election as the deadline is reached today for taking out nomination papers. For selectman, incumbent Simmy Hartstone is opposed by David Berman and Harriet Stern; for School Committee, John Raftery by Neal Brown; for Planning Board, Mary P. Potterton and William McLearn are opponents for a five-year term. Other contests have Town Clerk John F. Darcy opposed by William Tierney; Dr. Kagan of the Health Board opposed by Thomas Cox; Assessor Stanley MacLeod vs. William Robinson; and Redevelopment Authority member Louis LoPilato seeking re-election, with Joseph A. Viola Jr., a former HRA member, and Robert Levine also contesting.
Town Gets More Time to Build Sewers: In an order dated Jan. 20 and read by selectmen last night, the state Water Resources Commission has given Hull an extension of a year to complete its sewer system and abate pollution of harbor waters. In the order from director Thomas McMahon, the completion date was changed from September 1972 to September 1973, apparently due to time involved in site acquisition for a sanitary treatment plant at Stony Beach.
February Trial for Tax Action: In a meeting Monday in Suffolk Superior Court, it was agreed by attorneys that the Hull’s lawsuit against Plymouth County and the state, seeking more equitable assessing of county taxes, will go to trial in Brockton Superior Court in February.
Special Class Aids First-Graders: The Jacobs School’s Connecting Class, at the midpoint in its first year in operation, continues to offer an extra “boost” to first-grade children of normal intelligence experiencing school difficulty. The Connecting Class, so called because it serves as a stopping point between kindergarten and regular first grade, provides selected children with individualized and small group instruction directed at overcoming a temporary learning disability.
Cause of Beach Ave. Fire Probed: Hull Fire Chief Roger Means and Lt. Hunter of the State Fire Marshal’s office are investigating the cause of a fire that gutted the upper floors of a three-story converted summer house at 105 Beach Ave. on Jan. 22. Chief Means said five persons were forced to leave the house when the blaze broke out about 4 p.m. between ceiling boards of an upper boxed-in back porch. Evacuated were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bonarrigo and James Newlan, Jerry Starouf, and Wiley Crawford, all members of a rock band known as “Daddy Warbux.” The musicians lost their clothes but saved their instruments and played on schedule in Worcester Friday night.
Postmaster Has Valentine Request: Postmaster George Beckerman has asked that valentines be mailed for local delivery by Thursday, Feb. 11, to assure their delivery on Valentine’s Day. Valentine cards, whether sealed or unsealed, require a minimum of six cents postage and should include the ZIP code number, not only in the address but also on the return address, as this assists in the delivery of your cards.
Villagers Chart a Course: The Villagers, a newly formed social organization representing residents of Hull Village, will hold its second meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m., in Gould Hall. All Village residents are urged to attend and lend their support to this new endeavor.
Vets Sponsor POW Appeal: The American Legion, with the cooperation of other veteran and fraternal organizations and the Red Cross, is attending a celebration of the Mass on Sunday, Jan. 31, at St. Bernard’s Church in West Newton at 1 p.m. as the final activity of the month of January, which has been proclaimed by Gov. Francs W. Sargent to be Prisoner of War month. Cards will be available at the church for signatures urging humane treatment of American prisoners of war and inspection by the International Red Cross. A mobile postal vehicle will be placed outside the church for the purchase of stamps and the deposit of these messages.
Three Sons of Hull Baptized: At St. Mary’s Green Hill, on Sunday, Jan. 24, the Rev. Leo V. Dwyer officiated at the baptism of Anthony Truglia, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Truglia (Gilda Scalzo), of 95-a Samoset Ave.; Christopher James McIsaac, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McIsaac (Agnes T. Leary), of 1 R St.; and Bruce Gerald Baldwin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce G. Baldwin (Sue Parsons).