Petition for Election in the Works: The Times learned today that a petition now being circulated throughout town will be presented to the Board of Selectmen next Wednesday, asking that a special election be called to fill a vacancy on the board under Chapter 41, Section 10, of the Mass. General Laws. The law requires 200 voters’ signatures on such a petition, which must be filed no later than 100 days prior to the next annual election under the provision of the state law, which would make Dec. 4, 1971, the deadline for filing.
Alternate Plan for Health Services: The Hull Medical Center directors last night favored the basics of an alternate plan presented by Director Leonard Colten to provide immediate relief for the town’s medical services problem, aided by Dr. Sidney Dushan, of Hull and Newton. The board named Colten, along with Selectman David Berman and Paul Dunn, as a committee to further explore the plan, including several possible locations for rental of temporary medical facilities, pending decision on new construction plans.
No Service Cut by Bus Company: “The Nantasket Transportation Company will continue to maintain the full schedule as called for by the 1971 contract with the School Committee while they seek an adjustment of the wage-price freeze,” said Hull School Superintendent Richard Charlton. NTC manager Vaughn Rand also confirmed the full maintenance schedule in a statement to the Times this week and also said that NTC lawyers are in Washington now seeking to get a thaw in the freeze, which prevented a $50,000 contract increase from becoming effective Sept. 1, 1971.
Drug Action Council Planned: The Hull Youth Commission would like to thank members of the Police Department, School Department, and Project Turnabout for making last week’s meeting so informative. Letters are currently being sent out to various departments, boards, and organizations in the town so that representatives from each will be selected for the Drug Action Council. The Youth Commission representative is Miss Judi Chapman.
News Brief: Hull firefighters finally stopped a blaze of undetermined origin Tuesday night at the Old Log Cabin apartments on Samoset Avenue at Kenberma Street, which smoldered for hours and caused considerable smoke damage. The building had been recently closed for the season and was not occupied.
High Honors for Chief Short: More than 600 guests honored Hull Police Chief Daniel A. Short and his wife Betty at a retirement testimonial at The Surf Ballroom Friday evening. Superior Court Justice Frank W. Tomasello was guest speaker; David Feinstein, toastmaster; and Leonard Hersch, committee chairman.
Seaman Injured: Hull police teamed with the Coast Guard early today to hospitalize a seriously injured tugboat crewman, Mario DiLorenzo, 47, of 43 Shawmut St., Chelsea. Officer Joseph Dacey met a Coast Guard boat at Pemberton and rushed DiLorenzo in an ambulance to the Quincy City hospital. He was in a state of shock and appeared to have possible broken legs and internal injuries.
Pirates on a Roll: Hull’s defense, led by seniors Mike Mulford and George Manchester, put it to the Apponoquet Lakers last Saturday by setting up both Hull scores. The Lakers scored first in the first period, when freshman quarterback Tim Ganitolo hit Bill Lemos on a 27-yard pass for the touchdown. The extra point kick was blocked by junior Jack Miller. That seemed to get Hull going. The Pirates will try to make it two in a row when they meet Duxbury at Duxbury this week. Thanks are in order for the 20-25 adults and parents who attended the game from Hull and for the small number of “regular” fans. Although the football team was off to a bad start, this should be no reason for the poor attendance at the games. This is our team, for better or worse, so let’s get behind them and show more fan participation at the games.
So. Shore Athletes Star at College: Pirate ex-pitching sensation Jimmy Lynch and “ex-Eddie Stanky” Jack Nealon are on the freshman baseball team at the University of Maine.