Med Center Short on Funding: Lack of sufficient funds may cause expanded plans for the proposed new Medical Center on Washington Boulevard to be reduced, according to corporation president Frank Kerr. “The recent national and local funds drive results were far below our goal and have totaled less than $20,000, although we are still hopeful of a substantial donation from one national foundation,” said Kerr. The national appeal conducted by Hull volunteers earlier in 1971 was aimed at a minimum of $150,000 to pay for increased facilities at the center, including laboratory and X-ray rooms and offices for several doctors.
Bulging Schools Are a Concern: The Hull School Committee expressed deep concern Monday as opening day enrollment figures showed schools bulging with a total of 3,168 pupils, highest in town history. Committee member Dr. John Silva urged that a study be launched immediately on plans for adding to present school buildings and extending the school year to 12 months. Member John Wholey warned that “the public will not stand for any more construction, either new buildings or additions.”
Teachers Agree to Pay Pact: Hull teachers and the School Committee signed a salary and working conditions contract Monday for the school year ending June 30, 1972. The contract, retroactive to Sept. 1, 1971, involves basic pay raises to teachers of $300 – for a new minimum of $7,400 per year. Percentage raises for administrators in the four Hull schools are included in the pact based on the new schedule, which deletes experience pay columns for bachelor’s and master’s degree teachers with course credits, except for teachers already in the system.
Anti-Drug Plan for Grade Schools: A drug education program in the elementary schools is being completed after a faculty review and will be presented to the School Committee and a Steering Committee for study before adoption. The School Com also voted Monday to accept views of the Project Turnabout drug center officials before reaching a final decision on introducing the program on a pilot basis. A partial evaluation was received on grades one and two, and a report from teachers of grades three through five is expected tomorrow.
Elderly Housing Unveiled: A large crowd visited the new Elderly Housing Center at Atlantic House Court during open house ceremonies Sunday. Hull Housing Authority Chairman MacLeod, Executive Director Shannon, and members of the authority were hosts, as visitors toured a model building and had coffee and cakes in the reception hall of the community center building. By vote of the authority, the $705,000 housing has been named the William E. McTighe Manor in memory of the state member of the authority, and a plaque will be affixed later in the fall.
Low-income Housing Cost Soars: Highlighting the Hull Improvement Association’s open forum Monday night to discuss the two special town meeting articles appearing on the warrant for the Sept. 27 special town meeting was the disclosure by association members that the proposed low-income housing development at the Hall Estate might cost the town upward of $84,000 in school expenses, based on the latest figures available from executives of First Realty Corp. of the 6.5-acre tract of land.
Rosh Hashanah Begins Sept. 19: Hull residents of the Jewish faith will celebrate the new year 5732 in Rosh Hashanah services at Temple Beth Sholom and with observances in their homes, starting at sunset Sunday, Sept. 19. In his holiday message, Rabbi David Weisenberg said in part: “Our High Holidays are road signals warning us to travel the course of life’s journey in greater consonance with the Creator’s plan for men. The holiday season is a gentle reminder that the earth and everything in it, also life itself, is the Lord’s and is given in sacred trust to man.”
Italian Night to Celebrate Rome: The Nantasket Beach Saltwater Club will have a special Italian celebration at its clubhouse in Mariner’s Park in Hull on Friday evening, Sept. 17, at 8:30 p.m. The featured speaker will be state Rep. George C. Young, of Scituate; he will lecture and show colored movies of Rome, Italy, and its surroundings. Special surprises and gifts will be given out to the members. The entire hall will be decorated with scenes of the country of Italy.