Youth Center Facing Problems: An effort by Hull youth supervisors and town agencies to establish a permanent youth center faces two serious problems in the first week of the new year. Adequacy of the temporary facilities at the Quincy House are under scrutiny due to the building being a summer structure and lacking proper toilet installations. Also, on Monday the Hull Finance Committee rejected a Youth Commission bid for $1,617 in operational and maintenance funds for the center.
HRA Seeks Funds from Western Union: The Hull Redevelopment Authority has requested a reimbursement of $638 from Western Union due to a financial loss caused by late receipt of a bid on Hull Project 1 bonds. The request included records of the time a wire was sent by low bidder Morgan Guarantee Trust Co. of New York and the time it was received at the HRA office, 14 minutes late for consideration.
Police Warn on Night Parking: Motor vehicle owners have been warned by Police Chief Robert L. Shannon not to park their vehicles all night on Nantasket Avenue, Spring Street, or Main Street. Vehicles will, of necessity and after due notice to owners when it is practicable to do so, be towed away if they impede the plowing of streets.
Computer to Set Classes: A revised program for instruction levels and the placement of children in classes by use of a computer was outlined by Memorial Middle School Principal Walter Secatore and approved on a trial basis by the School Committee Monday. The middle school trial would be run by Mr. James Nolan, head of the computer department at the high school, and would give basic information for computer scheduling of high school classes.
Renewal for ‘Old House in Village’: A board meeting of the Hull Historical Society will be held Thursday night, Jan. 6, at 8 p.m., at the Historical Society Hall over the Village Fire Station. First on the meeting agenda will be the program plans for the coming year as well as outlining a fundraising program to secure necessary funds for the restoration of “The Old House in the Village.”
Lions to Help Sunlight House: The Lions clubs of Hull, Braintree, and Quincy are moving en masse to aid the Sunlight House for children in Scituate with multiple handicaps. In a meeting in Hull Tuesday, officials, led by club presidents John Silva of Hull, John Doherty of Braintree, and Joseph Doherty of Quincy, agreed to immediately begin a funding project to repair and modernly equip the Sunlight House and to provide for expansion to serve more children with handicaps.
Youth Hockey Now a Family Effort: Parents are spending thousands of dollars and countless hours of devoted time to keep their kids on ice and out of trouble. The youth hockey surge, probably spurred by kids watching the Boston Bruins on TV, is fast becoming a family affair as its popularity rises throughout Greater Boston and the nation. Youth hockey associations have sprung up in many communities, and parents are pooling funds to pay for indoor private and public ice time at a going rate of $45 per hour for town teams.
It’s Play Ball for Basketball Team: The Hull High School basketball team has taken to the court under the coaching of Joe Menice and the leadership of Capt. Paul Wholey. Coach Menice has won more awards from the referees as Coach of the Year for his sportsmanlike conduct, gentlemanly manner, and leadership.
Hull Couple Retires: Recently announced was the retirement of Samuel Gale, who served for 34 years at the Boston Naval Shipyard, having been production planner in Shops 11 and 26. His wife, Selma Gale, R.N., retired after 36 years’ employment at Boston City Hospital. The Gales, who reside at 34 O St., celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary on Dec. 28. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Gale, who plan to enjoy their retirement here in Hull and in visits with their children and grandchildren.
HHS Grads Engaged: The engagement of Miss Bonnie Summerfield to Mr. Joseph Doniger has been announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Summerfield, of 34 Brookline Ave. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Doniger of 34 F St. Miss Summerfield, a graduate of Hull High School, is attending Salem State College. Mr. Doniger, also a graduate of Hull High School, graduated from Marietta College in Ohio. He is a teacher in the Hull school system. An Aug. 27 wedding is being planned.