Night Spot Owner Presses His Case: James Doherty of the Quincy House has begun court action to restrain the selectmen from banning “strip dancing” at his Nantasket night spot. In a petition for a declaratory judgment in Plymouth Superior Court, the action names the selectmen as respondents, being the licensing authority for the town of Hull.
Police Chief to Get Grand Sendoff: A testimonial honoring Chief Daniel A. Short’s 43 years of public service is being planned for Oct. 15 at The Surf. Chief Short will retire from the Hull Police Department Dec. 1. On the Arrangements Committee for the testimonial dinner are: General Chairman Leonard Hersch, Hector Pelletier, William Spence, Lawrence Stone, Joseph Chase, John Zullo, George Card, Frederick Rust, Wallace Richardson, and Simmy Hartstone.
HHS Students Get with the Program: For the past two years, a course in computer math has been taught at the high school. The function of this course is to acquaint students with computer programming. The objective of the course is to provide the knowledge and some of the skills required to write computer programs. A computer mathematics course provides insight into the computer and the concepts involved and teaches the students what a computer can do to lessen the computational burden of mathematical investigation.
Remove Barriers, Urges Essayist: Removal of emotional and psychological barriers is a “must” for progress in human relations and should be one of the main goals of graduates, Miss Joan Reede told a packed hall at the Hull High School graduation June 13. Miss Reede, one of the two home graduate essayists, said in part: “As graduating seniors, we have inherited the world of the past, its mistakes, failures, and achievements and the duty of planning the future, but we must be aware of the present in order to further mankind. Today the world is divided along barriers of ignorance, prejudice, and pride. Until these walls have been removed, man will continue to dream and strive toward a more perfect and loving world without truly moving forward.”
Teaching at Turnabout: A former “Mrs. Massachusetts” and a nun of the Congregation of St. Joseph are leading a volunteer program to help ex-drug addicts catch up on their education while under treatment at Project Turnabout in Hull and Brighton. Mrs. Eleanor Fisher, of Swampscott, mother of two children, who won the Mrs. Massachusetts title in 196y, and Sister Kathy Flynn, of Roslindale, are training ex-addicts in basic mathematics, English, social sciences, regular science, and literary interpretation, remedial reading, and writing three days a week in each of the Project locations. They are being aided by other volunteer teachers and students from the suburban Boston area in the “in-house” educational program, which has already placed one ex-addict at Boston University summer school and another will enter Emerson College in July.
Close Call on Cabin Cruiser: Former Advisory Board Chairlady Mary P. Potterton, Moderator Frank McDuff, and daughter escaped being trapped by flames aboard Miss Potterton’s cabin cruiser at Nantasket Pier Sunday. They were about to leave on a cruise when the engine short-circuited and a fire broke out. Town Counsel Haskell A. Lampke, in a nearby cruiser, helped all three quickly into his boat while others smothered the flames before they reached the gas tank.
Wholeys Lose to Boston Motion Bruins: The Wholey basketball semi-pro club of Hull lost out in the finals of the Jack Crump Memorial tournament at Roxbury last week 124-110 to the Boston Motion Bruins. Earlier in the event, the Wholeys had topped Cambridge and Roxbury teams.
Cub Scouts Take in Sox Game: Hull Cub Scouts Pack 21 enjoyed watching a Red Sox game last Saturday. A Scout official commented: “If the Sox scored as many runs as our kids ate hot dogs, they’d be leading the league by 10 games.”
Hull Youth Hockey Tryouts: Squirts, Pee Wees, Bantams. Helmets must be worn. Location: Cohasset Winter Gardens. Registration fee: $1.50 per week for four weeks.