Board Votes to Ban ‘Strippers’: Selectmen voted unanimously last night to restrict two entertainment licenses at Nantasket night spots, banning “strip” dancers. The action came on motion of Selectman Richardson, seconded by Selectman Berman, with Chairman Martin Fallon concurring on license grants to the Quincy House and the Grey Finch on Nantasket Avenue. A spirited discussion followed, with much reaction from speakers in an overflow audience. It also followed an address by Rev. John A. Dunn, priest of St. Mary’s Parish, who last Saturday and Sunday gave a strong sermon at parish Masses denouncing immorality and depravity in general and particularly at Nantasket. Father Dunn’s sermon and his remarks last night objected to conditions that have led to a “deteriorating image in Hull, injuring its reputation.”
Hotel License Suspended: Renewal of lodging and liquor licenses to the Golden Sands Hotel on Beach Avenue were suspended by the selectmen last night until the state building Inspector recertifies the building. The vote came despite the objections of Mr. and Mrs. Eyster, hotel operators, that all major repairs requested by inspector Joseph DiCiccio had been made, and they were waiting for him to approve them. The Eysters have made extensive renovations to the old building, which was formerly the Rose Gordon Hotel, now year-round with full fire alarm and emergency lighting system installed, said Mr. Eyster.
Students Seek Policy Changes: Acting under the junior high school’s constitution, the Student Council, after a vote by the students, put five requests for school policy changes on the School Committee agenda Monday evening. The move drew a long and interesting discussion. The items included: that the course descriptions listed in the high school’s annual Program of Studies include, whenever possible, the name of the instructor or instructors who will be teaching each course; that on a regular basis, perhaps every May, the student body be given the opportunity to evaluate, by means of a questionnaire, their courses and course instructors; and that parents be given the opportunity to take responsibility for the students during their free periods through an expansion of the open studies program.
Teacher Evaluation Plan Reviewed: Discussion continued on teacher evaluation methods at the School Committee meeting Monday at the request of Neal Brown, whose plan for a revised method was rejected at the April meeting. Brown had basically proposed a method that would employ a numerical rating system for teachers, with provision for promotion or demotion based on evaluated progress.
YC Seeks Funds and Building: The Youth Commission has begun an intense investigation into various methods of possible funding – on state and federal levels – to ensure a future for plans that are under consideration. At the same time, members will be checking locations for a commission building.
Regional Study on Trade School: A rising trend toward technical education is causing a drastic change in school planning and government funding; meanwhile, vocational schools are crowded to the turn-away point. The situation is such on the South Shore that four towns have launched a crash study to provide trades education for students who can no longer get into area vocational schools, such as Quincy, Weymouth, South Shore Regional in Norwell, and Blue Hills Vocational in Canton. School boards of Hingham, Weymouth, Milton, and Hull recently authorized a regional vocational school study committee when they learned that three of the existing schools (Quincy, Weymouth, and Norwell) could no longer accept outside students after 1972, and Blue Hill is no longer accepting them now.
A Unique Mother’s Day Present: Mrs. Georgine DiVito received a Mother’s Day gift, with an environmental twist, last Saturday when her grandchildren appeared and proceeded to clean her yard, trim the lawn and bag the cut grass, reseed where necessary, and, in other words, create a picturesque background at the DiVito residence. In all, there were seven workers, from the ages of 10 to 13. They included: John DiVito, Jo-Ann Elizabeth, Michael and Philip Orfao, and Donna and Christina Cogliano.
Rowe to be Sodality Speaker: The Grand Annual Sodality Banquet will be held at the Worrick Mansion on Tuesday, May 18, following the 7 o’clock Mass at St. Mary’s Church. Edward Rowe Snow, famous writer and lecturer, will be the guest speaker.
Infantidings … to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Yassen (Gayle E. Cohen), of 61 C St., Hull, on their fourth child and third son, Jeremy Steven, born May 7, 1971, at Quincy City Hospital. The infant weighed in at 9:55 a.m. at 8 pounds, 12 ounces. He has two brothers, Alan, 9, and Eric, 4, and a sister, Jenny, 6.