License Granted After Warning: After lengthy debate, with much reaction from another overflow attendance, the Board of Selectmen last night voted 2-1 to grant an entertainment license to the Showboat, a boulevard night spot whose show format has been the subject of continuing controversy. However, there have been no complaints for the past two seasons under the new management of Helen Spencer, the board indicated. Selectmen Chairman Fallon assented to a motion by Selectman Richardson to grant the license, with the warning that “[i]f any legal objections are raised, the license will be revoked.” Selectman Berman voted “no” on the license grant.
HTA Compliments School Com: The Hull Teachers’ Association has commended the School Committee for “concern and good judgment” involving teachers’ evaluation methods and stated in a letter: “The Hull Teachers’ Association extends a vote of confidence to those members of the School Committee who, being well aware of the existing problems in education, have exhibited sound judgment in making such wise decisions regarding teacher evaluations.” The letter further stated, “We encourage you to continue to speak out and to stand up for those issues and ideas which directly affect the educational process in the town of Hull,” and was signed by Kay Sullivan, president of the teachers’ group.
Brooker Tops Sarge List: Hull police officers have been individually informed of their ratings in a Civil Service examination for sergeant as follows: Donald Brooker, 96.61; John Zullo, 81.95; Frank Yannizzi, 80.15; Ralph Comeau, 79+. The selectmen are expected to appoint a sergeant to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of James Gillis, now assistant clerk of the Hingham District Court. A call for an examination for police chief to replace Don Short, who is retiring next November, is also due soon, and eligible applicants will include the department’s sergeants and captain.
Objects to Census Method: Lawrence McInnis, of 30 A St., last night objected to the Board of Selectmen on the method of the state census taking, charging that a census taker visiting his home had not given credentials. McInnis also charged that part of the census enumeration was being done over the phone and that unemployed veterans had been ignored in assigning jobs as census takers.
High School Wins Award: The School Committee was formally notified May 3 that Hull High School had been selected by the South Shore Basketball Association to receive the Charles Francis Sportsmanship Award. The award is presented for the best spectator appearance and conduct. Hull becomes the only area school to win the award two years consecutively.
News Briefs: The selectmen waived a building permit charge for the Hull Medical Center. … The selectmen voted to grant a liquor license and a town land lease transfer to Mrs. Dorothy Jacobson, widow of John Jacobson, who owned and operated the Nantasket Lobster Pound and Restaurant at Nantasket Pier.
Hull Teen Takes Top Prize: A 19-year-old Thayer Academy senior honor student, Bruce Minevitz, of Hull, was honored as Outstanding Teenager of Massachusetts on Monday, May 3, by Gov. Francis W. Sargent at the State House. Bruce took up rowing as a hobby during recent summers and was tutored on Straits Pond, Cohasset, by Steve (“Crusher”) Casey, former World’s Champion Wrestler. In 1969 and 1970, Bruce sculled on the Thames River in London and later joined Casey’s sons and nephews as an American team competing in traditional Irish races on the Lakes of Killarney, near Weems, birthplace of the Casey family. Recently accepted into the September 1971 class at Harvard University, Bruce hopes next summer to row with the Caseys in sculling practice on the Charles River.
Concelebrated Baptisms: Rev. Robert Barrett and Rev. John A. Dunn concelebrated baptisms, Sunday, May 2, at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in the first multiple baptismal ceremony under recent liturgical rules. Baptized were: Lori Ann Bowes, Angela Iaria, Paul Antonio Iaria, Tiffany Lyn Keefe, Eric Jason McCracken, Sherry Lynn Robertson, Jennifer Lynn McRae, Pamela Jean Sellers, and Kimberly Diane Thorne. At a single ceremony at St. Mary of the Assumption Church at 3 p.m., the Rev. Joseph R. McLaughlin, O.P., baptized John Joseph Galluzzo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Galluzzo (Marylou Davis).