1978

CLAREMONT

A workshop on Stevens High School Project Challenge was presented by Claremont teachers at the sixth annual national conference on experimental education held Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 in St. Louis. Karol Richardson, Les Greene and Chris Bottinger gave two slide presentations on the Allagash Wilderness of Stevens students, at the conference titled The City as a Learning Resource.

With “sincere regrets” the Claremont School Board accepted the resignation of Stevens chemistry instructor Raymond LeBouthillier Wednesday night. LeBouthillier, who had been with the Claremont schools for 21 years, resigned for health reasons.

Newport Hospital has lost an administrator and Claremont has gained one. Gerald F. Usery, administrator of Newport Hospital since 1973, has been chosen to succeed A. Warren Kegerreis as administrator of Claremont General Hospital. George Edson, president of the Claremont Hospital Board of Trustees, announced the appointment Wednesday. Usery will leave Newport Dec. 1 and begin his duties in Claremont Dec. 4. Peter Lovely chairman of the Newport Hospital Board of Directors, expressed regret at Usery’s decision to leave Newport but praised his efforts in bettering the institution’s financial status.

Photo Caption—Claremont Savings Bank has recently opened a new drive-up window. This new addition brings a total of three windows that are now available for drive-up customers. The new drive-up window will make banking by car more convenient and will shorten the waiting time for Claremont Savings Bank drive-up customers.

NEWPORT

Photo Caption—Complimentary passes to Newport High School sporting events were presented to Myra Safford, recreation program director at the Newport Area Senior Citizens Center, by Principal Rodney J. Walker. The passes entitle senior citizens to attend sports events, plays and musical productions free. With Safford for the presentation last week were Olive Dearborn, projector director for Sullivan Nutrition Program, and Maurice J. Downing, president of the Newport Senior Center.

Reopening the release time issue, work study coordinator John O’Connell appeared before the Newport School Board Tuesday night to request an extension of release time for students in the cooperative or work study programs. Under the current program, students work in jobs related to school studies of auto mechanics and office skills. Students may leave school for their jobs at any period of the day. They receive credit for the program. O’Connell wants to expand the program to include diversified occupations unrelated to school study. Students would work at Dixon’s Foodland, Shop Rite, Arlington Sample Book Company and Yankee Barn among other local businesses.

Special town meetings to consider accepting the Newport Community Center as a town building and to vote on a change to the zoning ordinance will be held Nov. 7, selectmen decided Monday night. John Beebe wants to give the building on Belknap Avenue, which now serves ad a community center, to the town The second meeting was requested by Planning Board Chairman Harold LaValley to consider a change to the zoning law he says will lead to elderly housing in Newport by March.

CHARLESTOWN

The state denied approval of extension of a water main on North Charlestown’s River Road to a planned development, Camelot on the River. The Water Supply and Pollution Control Commission said the water system, which includes an open surface reservoir must be brought into compliance with state law.

SUNAPEE

Rebuilding of the Sunapee town hall foundation was completed this week by workers from United Construction Company. A new drainage system was installed, new pillars were erected and a new concrete foundation was poured.

1963

CLAREMONT

Stolen last night from the rear of the Daily Eagle plant was the Corvette Sting Ray sports car of Eagle publisher Edward J. Bennett. Bennett reported the theft to Claremont police after he found the car missing from its parking space in the plant’s Franklin Street alley at about 10:30 p.m.

P. Wayne Laporte, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Laporte of 71 Washington St., returned Sept 15 to his studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a 1962 graduate of Stevens High School where he was a four-year letterman on the track and cross country teams as well as a member of the marching band.

Photo Caption—Robert Laroche of 4 Marquis Ave., Claremont, is shown on the deck of the Italian line’s flagship Leonardo Da Vinci just before sailing from New York Harbor. He is bound for four years of study at the North American College in Rome, Italy, in preparation for the priesthood.

Capt. Lawrence A. Whipple, USMC, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and ms. Kenneth Whipple of Grove Street. Captain Whipple is a jet flight instructor at Chase Field, Beeville, Texas. Also here for the weekend were Mr. and Mrs. Stuart K. Whipple and three daughters from Meredith.

Claremont Police Chief William C. Nobbs resumed “almost full time” duty today after recuperating from spinal surgery in early summer at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover. Nobbs relieved Deputy Chief William Lynch who began a three-week vacation today.

Some 30 million gallons of water at very little cost will help replenish Claremont’s faltering water supply thanks to two important donors. The city project gained headway today after yesterday’s rainfall. One city benefactor was the Blue Mountain Forest Association, which Saturday voted at its annual Board of Directors meeting to allow the City of Claremont to pump off the water in Governor and Sumner ponds at the Corbin Park game preserve.

NEWPORT

Towle’s Science Club is planning a study of timeline populations at Mt. Washington. Stuart Jones, club president, is working with Henry F. Buinicky, faculty advisor, to arrange for a field trip to Mt. Washington weather permitting.

New England textile mills have done their duty in modernization now they rightfully ask the U.S. government to keep its commitments to correct “an intolerable…incredible…impossible” foreign competition, a manufacturer said today in West Harwich, Mass. George A. Dorr Jr., chairman of the Northern Textile association and president of the Dorr Woolen Company, Guild, N.H., made his remarks in an address prepared for the association’s annual meeting today. Japanese attitudes in textile competition came under attack.

CROYDON

In a setting of unusual natural splendor, exclusive Camp Interlaken for girls at Long Pond here today became the property of the State Executive Committee of the YMCA. Although the sale price was not disclosed, it is known that the town of Croydon has set a value of $120,000 on Camp Interlaken for tax purposes. The 800-acre property plus the lake, buildings and other equipment has been operated as a going concern for years and has been kept in excellent condition.

CORNISH FLAT

Mrs. Chester Magoon has been appointed acting postmaster at Cornish Flat and has resigned from her position in Windsor, Vt.

A.C. Thornton has returned from a trip to Florida. Mrs. C.A. Johnson had charge of the store while he was away, assisted by Mrs. K.A. Burton.

GRANTHAM

Mrs. Ralph Barton and Mrs. Norman Beaulieu, who have spent the past year in Hawaii, arrived home via jet airliner on Thursday. Mrs. Beaulieu’s husband, who is serving in the armed forces, will arrive in about two weeks via boat.

CHARLESTOWN

Sharon Young has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Pitkin and family of South Acworth for a few days.

1948

CLAREMONT

A meeting of Court Marcia 21, Canados of America, was held last evening in St. Jean’s Hall with president Gregoire League in the chair. Offices for the coming year are Lucien Arel, president; Alex Beaudry, vice president; Mrs. Rachel Daigneault, secretary-treasurer; Mrs. Leda LaPorte secretaire archiviste; Mrs. Exelia Gagne, comisasire ordinnateur; Mrs. Amelia Courtemarche, first syndie; Miss Juillette Doucet, second syndie; Miss Lucille Levesque, third syndie; Mr. Virginia Marchand, first guard; Mrs. Irene Area, second guard; Mrs. Rose Hilda Lambert, first sentinel, and Mrs. Lea Desheas, second sentinel.

Paul Bagwell of Michigan, president of the National Junior Chamber of Commerce, will meet with the Claremont Jaycee organization here Oct. 6, President Francis J. Rosinski announced following a special meeting with the board of Directors at the Colonial Hotel last night. Directors present were Arthur J. Rouillard Jr., Henry N. Patten Jr. Richard Eddy, Burton Currier and Alton McGowan.

Janice Baker and Theresa Leocha entertained with vocal selections at the Beta Sigma Phi Twin State convention banquet held Saturday night in the Colonial Hotel. Also on the evening program were Joyce Swett and Claire Gosselin, who presented a comedy skit. All girls are students at Stevens High School.

Repeal of Claremont’s curfew law is recommended in a letter from the Police Commission to Mayor Charles F. Keeley. At the same time, Police Chief William C. Nobbs, asked to comment on the laws, expressed himself as strongly opposed to it. The letter charged that the statute is obsolete, that enforcement in all cases is a physical impossibility for the Police Department, that the law enforcement agency should not be asked to usurp the responsibility of parents, and that the statute “serves no useful purpose in our community life.”

NEWPORT

Van Evangelou, teacher and coach at Ossipee High School, was a weekend visitor in town. He reported that, although Ossipee has no football team, he will have seven returning basketball lettermen. He will call practice the first week in October.

James Mackey, assistant manager of the Gordon Woolen Mill, has moved into the Frank B. Hutchinson house on Laurel Street.

The drive to send the local Brewster-Gould Drum and Bugle Corps, state Legion champions, to the National Convention in Miami next month, received an added boost yesterday from James C. O’Neil, national Legion Commander. In a letter to Arthur O. Bergeron, chairman of the local committee to raise funds for the trip, Commander O’Neill enclosed a personal contribution and best wishes for the drive.

In a list of 1948 Towle High School graduates who are matriculating at various colleges this year published in the Daily Eagle last week. The name of Miss Mary Patricia Roberts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Roberts, was inadvertently omitted. Miss Roberts left last Tuesday to begin her studies at Mount Saint Mary College in Hooksett.

Student government began to take form at Towle High School Thursday as student class officers were named in all four classes. President of the senior class is Jacqueline Kelley with Harold Campbell, vice president; Jeanette Geoffrion, secretary; Chandler Perkins, treasurer, and John Coronis, representative on the student council. Heading the junior class is President Arthur Catsam with Ann Fairbanks, vice president; Maxine Colby secretary; Charles Willey, treasurer, and Donald Keiffer, representative to the student council.

SUNAPEE

A new slate of officers headed by Mrs. Emily Osgood, noble grand, was elected at a meeting last night of Crescent Rebekah Lodge at Odd Fellows Hall here. Other officers are vice grand, Mrs. Ruth Wright; recording secretary, Mrs. Fannie Perkins; financial secretary, Mrs. Nutting; treasurer, Mrs. Ruth MacDonald; trustee for three years, Mrs. Pearl Sawyer; delegate to the Rebekah assembly, Mrs. Miriam von Dreden; alternate to the Rebekah assembly, Mrs. Hazel Hill.

CROYDON

William Brown and sons, John and Fred, are working at Tightscratch Farm.

CORNISH FLAT

A delegation consisting of Maxine Hodgdon, Stanley Palmer, Walter Perrault, Richard Beaulieu, Patricia Howard and Roberta Butman, represented the 12-10 Club at the Pomona Grange Field Day in Goshen Sunday. At the last meeting the following officers were elected to fill vacancies caused by resignations: Board of Directors, Richard Beaulieu and Betty Cheever, and treasurer, William Phillips.

NEWBURY

The brand new 3,200-foot chair lift on North Peak of Mount Sunapee, which can take 400 skiers an hour to the starting point of three excellent ski trails, is nearly finished and will begin operation as soon as the ski snows arrive this winter. The new lift is part of the winter facilities at Mount Sunapee State Park, newest of the major winter and summer state park developments. The three ski trails are each over 4,000 feet long and from 50 to 70 feet wide.

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