Board to Seek Definition of ‘Stripper’: An expert definition of what constitutes a “strip” act will be sought by the selectmen, pending a ruling on appeal by James Doherty for removal of a restriction by the board last week on the Quincy House entertainment license. After many opinions were expressed by Quincy House supporters, who denied in effect that the show is immoral, Acting Chairman Wallace Richardson and Selectman James Berman took the appeal under study and said they will confer with Chairman Fallon, who was absent. Doherty then inquired: “Where will you get the expert?” Mrs. James Doherty objected to the Quincy House “being labeled and its image damaged. After all, Adam and Eve started nude, and this is the age of semi-nudity, with hot pants, bikinis, etc. Girls strip on the beach from clothes into bikinis more brief than exotic dancer, and the gyrations of children to rock and roll music would put exotic dancers to shame.”
Golden Sands License OK’d: Selectmen last night reinstated lodging house and liquor licenses to the Golden Sands Hotel, Kenberma Street and Beach Avenue, after being notified that state Inspector Joseph DiCiccio had recertified the building. Mr. and Mrs. Lou Eyster, Golden Sands owners, said they were waiting for Mr. DiCiccio to approve some minor repairs.
MDC Curfew Opposed: Nantasket merchants and selectmen are opposed to a reported plan by MDC Commissioner John Sears to impose an 11 p.m. curfew in the MDC parking areas and to install pay parking. The merchants, in letters to the selectmen, pointed out that establishments are licensed to stay open until 2 a.m. and that shutting off parking at 11 p.m. would hurt their business. Instead, they urged better policing. The selectmen have not received formal notice of the MDC plan, but Selectman Richardson said they have agreed to add more police.
$5 Million Bond Issue Underway: The Hull Finance Committee will recommend a $5.1 million sewer bond issue with a ballot vote at the special town meeting June 7. The committee agreed on the motion at a meeting last night and also approved a $46,000 appropriation to acquire land for a treatment plant at Stony Beach.
Survey of Dump to Begin: Paul Ross, a member of the Hull Sewer Commission and also with a sanitary engineering consultant firm recently contracted by the town to survey the waste disposal system at the Hull dump, wrote the selectmen yesterday that the contract is signed and the survey will begin soon.
Medical Center Plan Proceeding: Plans for Hull’s medical center advanced on multiple fronts this week as leaders of the nonprofit corporation aimed for a construction start next month. A permit for construction of the foundation has been issued by Building Commissioner Stanley MacLeod, and initial site preparations are now underway. At the same time, officials plan a town-wide financial drive in mid-June to supplement the nationwide campaign now in progress. The modern center will cover some 7,600 square feet on two floors. It will be located on a 56,000-square-foot site at the intersection of George Washington Boulevard and Barnstable Street.
Billy Sings for Turnabout: About 40 residents of Project Turnabout, a drug rehabilitation center in Hull, were entertained last Sunday by the songs of Billy Mitchell at Nantasket Post Time. Billy’s cheering tunes removed the rainy-day gloom for the Project youngsters, who replaced patients at a Dorchester nursing home as guests when the old folks couldn’t come due to the inclement weather.
P.T.A. Gripe Night: The Hull P.T.A. will hold a “Gripe Night” Thursday, May 27, at 8 p.m. at the Memorial School library. The business of the meeting will be the election and installation of officers. The purpose of “Gripe Night” is for all to come and air any grievances they may have toward the P.T.A.
Testimonial for Teacher: After 30 years of dedicated service to the children of Hull, Mrs. Madelyn Olsen will retire from the faculty of the Memorial School. “Not only has she been a master teacher beloved by her pupils, but, as treasurer of the Hull Teachers’ Association, she has also served her co-workers with equal efficiency and grace,” said Helen Moynihan, chairman of a testimonial dinner horning Mrs. Olsen Wednesday, June 2, at the Worrick Mansion.
Bank to Make Short Move: The Rockland Trust Co. plans to relocate its Hull branch office from its present location in Monument Square to an area about a third of a mile south, between Nantasket Avenue and Shore Drive and next to the DeTully Oil Co. site.