Town meeting at school July 24: A special town meeting calling for raising $90,500 from available funds, aided by delay in setting the 1972 tax rate, will be held Monday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial School. Selectmen requested assessors to hold off setting the tax rate in order to prevent the necessity of appropriating out of the tax levy, rather than by transfer of available funds or by borrowing. Principal action at the meeting, which has six articles of business, includes raising $75,000 for the highway department and $600 for the police department for emergency expenses and overtime during the February storm. The funds will be transferred from federal disaster fund reimbursements to the town.
Reception for Mrs. Nickerson: Mrs. Vaughn Nickerson, retiring July 28 after 30 years public service, will be honored the same evening at the Logan Estate, 50 Jerusalem Rd., Cohasset, at a champagne reception. Mrs. Nickerson has become known to thousands at the Hull Public Library through the years since 1941 when she was appointed a Library Trustee to replace Mrs. Carrie Mitchell, and in 1942 was publicly elected by the people at the town election. In 1957, she became acting librarian, replacing Eva Galiano, who retired, and served in that capacity until 1961 when Mrs. Sylvia Jacobs was named head librarian under new state law provisions. “I’ve stamped an awful lot of books in and out of this place, and I’ve found the general public, particularly the children, to be for the most part fine people to help in their literary questions,” said Billie, who was known now and then to tell a ghost story to the kids about the late John Boyle O’Reilly, Irish poet, author and editor of The Boston Pilot, who at one time wrote and slept in the upper rooms of the library, his former summer home.
Boards agree on teamwork: Updated plans for the final format of First Project Renewal including revised maps were examined in a combined session of the Hull Planning Board and redevelopment authority at the school office building Tuesday evening. Traffic patterns, increased parking, and MDC boardwalk and seawall construction were discussed and changes indicated by HRA planner John Brown, who said none of the proposed changes were of a major nature.
No decision: Gov. Sargent as of late yesterday had not taken action on whether to veto or approve legislation that would ban the MDC from charging parking fees at Nantasket parking areas. The governor’s press office said that the bill was being checked by the state legislature counsel. When asked why the governor had vetoed legislation that would have enabled construction of a new seawall by the state DPW at Pt. Allerton, the assistant press secretary Mrs. Colten said that the bill was legally disapproved because it proposed financing by Plymouth County, but construction by the state DPW.
“The Game” at Paragon Park: The “Big Game” drawing was held at Paragon Park at 9 a.m. today with about 200 persons attending. Dr. William Perrault, game author, represented State Treasurer Robert Crane and numbers were activated by state Rep. Spence, Selectman Richardson, Police Chief Shannon, Deputy Fire Chief Cox, Paragon Park President Lawrence Stone, and MDC Lt. Daniel Murphy. 026694 was drawn for a $50,000 prize, preceded by a breakfast in the “Roaring Twenties” restaurant in the park.
Infantidings…to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. DiVito (Lynda M. Shannon) of 10 Alden Ave., Hull, a second child, Robert Shannon DiVito, born Friday, June 14, 10:26 a.m., at St. Margaret’s Hospital, Dorchester. The infant, who weighed in at 6 pounds, 4.5 ounces, has a brother, Joseph. Happy grandparents are Hull Police Chief and Mrs. Robert Shannon and Mrs. Georgina J. DiVito, all of Hull. Sharing honors with them is Mrs. Michelina Taurasi, great-grandmother, also of Hull.
Theft at Pt. Allerton: Police are investigating the reported theft of a ring valued at $75 and $50 in cash from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Verdi Dodds on Pt. Allerton Avenue. Mrs. Ingrid Dodds reported to police at 1 a.m. Sunday that the theft had apparently occurred sometime Saturday evening. She said the ring had been stolen from a gift-wrapped package in the living room, and the cash taken from her hand bag, which she later found in a lavatory shower.