Parking Fees Row Continues: A preliminary report was given by the Metropolitan District Commission today on fee collections at Nantasket parking lots. Public relations officer Norman Gray, speaking on behalf of the commission, said that collection figures reported by the Nantasket MDC Labor Office showed the following: $1,023 for Saturday, July 10; $1,543, for Sunday, July 11; $321.50 for July 12; and $469 for July 13, for a total of $3,356.40. Meanwhile, Nantasket merchants continued to object to the fee charges in areas previously free, since the town deeded the land to the MDC in 1889, with a clause stipulating that 25 percent of any rentals or fees for services or use of facilities must be refunded to Hull. Members of the Nantasket Merchants Association claim a general falloff of 25 percent in business volume has occurred since the fees went into effect and scoff at the argument that the MDC is “controlling the areas to discourage trouble makers by charging the fees.”
Town Dump Fire: Hull firemen fought a stubborn blaze at the town dump from 9:16 p.m. Monday to 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, during heavy rain. The cause is not determined. The department also answered an alarm at the Coast Guard Station at 9:20 when the alarm sounded accidentally due to the electrical storm.
Health Board Warning: The Hull Board of Health today warned against use of canned vichysoisse soup and lobster bisque as the result of the recent death of a man and the near death of his wife in New York from an organism traced to contaminated soup.
More Funds Sought for Veterans: Veterans Services Director William Nicholson asked the Finance Committee Wednesday evening for supplementary funds of $40,000 to meet claims for the rest of 1971. Nicholson explained to 11 members of the 12- member board, meeting at the Municipal Building, that unemployment due largely to strikes had caused extra demands for relief funds from eligible veterans, leaving the present balance in the account at $1,800. Committee secretary Joseph Chase said that Nicholson’s analysis of benefit costs increases “seemed reasonable in view of existing labor conditions.”
Quincy House Trial Date Set for July 26: Town Counsel Haskell A. Lampke said Wednesday he expects the Suffolk Superior Court will set a trial date on the Quincy House injunction request at a hearing next Monday. Lawyers for James Doherty, Quincy House owner, had requested a speedy trial. A hearing was originally scheduled for Monday, but the papers involved in the case were not forwarded from Plymouth Superior Court due to an error.
Old House Deeded to History Society: Continuing the program of preserving the 350-year-old history of Hull Village, the Hull Historical Society has taken title to the old house next to the Hull Public Library and will, at a lawn party on the grounds of the house Sunday, Aug. 1, from 3-5 p.m., launch a drive for restoration funds. Colonial restoration architect Raymond W. Dyer, of Hingham, who is architectural consultant for the Hull Historical Society, is making a detailed examination of the newly acquired old house. Following this study, he will re-create for the society, at the Aug. 1 lawn party, the various stages in history, assigning probable dates when sections of the house were added or changed.
Lewis at S.S. Music Circus: Cohasset’s South Shore Music Circus will present international celebrity Jerry Lewis in “The Jerry Lewis Show” for six performances, opening Monday, July 26, and continuing through Saturday, July 31. The show, an evening of music and comedy, will include noted big band vocalist Helen O’Connell. Lewis is currently pursuing his 23rd year as a headline entertainer, director, producer, writer, and comedian. Critics and observers credit him with style, personality, and the qualities of a great clown; the French consider him “larger than life.”
Vacation House Field Day: The annual fair at the Vacation House, Sunset Point, will be held this Saturday, starting at noontime. During the afternoon there will be games, booths, and refreshments for everyone. A supper of ham, beans, and potato salad will be served in the evening, and it will be followed by a Variety Card Party at the K of C Hall, Nantasket Avenue, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral Services for John Pyne: Well-attended funeral services were held Monday for John Pyne Sr., 68, widely known Hingham funeral director and owner of Pyne’s Funeral Home on Emerald Street in Hingham. He died suddenly of a heart attack on Friday, July 16.