Special Town Meeting June 7: Hull voters will gather in Special Town Meeting at the Memorial School Monday, June 7 at 7 p.m. to act on articles asking funds and land acquisition for sewer extension and construction of a sanitary treatment plant, also for action on proposed revision of the Town Building Code. The Hull Finance Commission has recommended an affirmative ballot vote on appropriation of $5,150,000 for the first phase of the sewer project, which would be subject to $3,800,000 refunds from federal and state grants, and also approves $46,000 for private land acquisition and transfer of town land. The FC notes that the sanitary treatment plant will cost about $80,000 per year to operate.
Plan $1 Million Beach Aquarium: If present plans successfully clear local, state, and federal code requirements, a $1-million aquarium and porpoise pool will rise on land now occupied by Hurley’s Bath House at Nantasket, starting next September. Kenneth G. Tong of 55 Pt. Allerton Avenue, widely-known technical publications writer and specialist in marine biology research is a co-partner with George Naddaff of Newton in the project, which would be built with private funds and stock rare fish and mammal species from aquariums and collectors throughout the world. “The Aquarium will operate with cooperation of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, and we have a marine scientist on our advisory board,” added Tong, who will be director of the aquarium and pool.
Medical Center Groundbreaking: Hull’s Medical Center plan takes a gigantic stride toward reality on Tuesday, June 8, when ground will be broken. Directors of the nonprofit corporation have ordered construction started on the facility at George Washington Blvd. and Barnstable St. They have also approved a townwide fund drive June 20 to raise additional financing to build and equip the center. Co-chairwomen of the drive, Mrs. Lawrence Kellem and Mrs. David Berman, are organizing teams of volunteers, expected to number 200, for the house-to-house solicitation. US Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who has been following the progress of the project, informed officers last week he has assigned a member of his staff to investigate possible sources of grant revenues for the program. “We have seen similar efforts around the country that are attracting physicians,” he wrote, “but never have we encountered one with such a high promise of success as the Hull Medical Center.”
Speed Detector: Persons driving motor vehicles at excessive speeds in Hull on and after June 10 will be risking not only their own lives and those of others, but will have to face radar speed detection evidence in court. “The new electronic speed detection system voted by the town last March will go into effect next Thursday,” said Chief Short today. Hull police officers have been under instruction in the use of the radar and walkie-talkies by Ray Berlo of the Central Equipment Co. of Millis, manufacturers.
Blasts Those Who Defame Veterans: A past National Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars lashed out at “the militant ant-American hard core who are using sincere pacifists to defame veterans who have served, fought and died for their country in all wars.” Joseph A. Scerra of Gardner, Mass., principal speaker at the Hull Memorial Day ceremonies, said in part: “Memorial Day is a time of solemn recollection. We recall with deep affection and reverent gratitude our fellow Americans who laid down their lives in the defense of country, in the cause of freedom. We bring vividly to mind those who are never far from our hearts. The sons and brothers, the comrades and friends, who sacrificed themselves in the service of a great and free America.”
Hull High Sports: The Pirate baseball team finished second in the South Shore League with 11 wins and 5 losses. Pitcher Jim Lynch finished the season with a 6 and 1 record. Boopie Small, star centerfielder, led the team with the highest batting average, with Vafides and Tullish close behind.
Busy Start for Coast Guard: Coast Guard Warrant Officer Norman Rogers, commanding officer at the Coast Guard Station at Point Allerton, reports that the boating season has had a very busy beginning, Despite the poor weather during the past two weekends, the boating traffic has been heavy. Rescue craft from Point Allerton have answered 19 calls for assistance during the 10-day period ending on May 25.
Infantidings…to Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Sandonato (Diane Reno) of 187 Clifton Avenue, a second son, Scott Andrew, born Friday, May 28, 1971, at St. Margaret’s Hospital, weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces. The infant’s brother, Gregg, is four years old.