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Magnet Cinema

“Mahogany” with Soundtrack by Motown Records

Latchis Theater

“The Drowning Pool” with Paul Newman

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“Laverne and Shirley”

“The Bionic Woman”




Elinor Colby, teacher of piano and treasurer of the local SPCA, will combine both interests to raise money for the latters’ “sorely depleted” treasury, Miss Colby says. She will present a program of piano works at Trinity Parish House on Jan 18 at 4 p.m. Miss Colby is a graduate of New England Conservatory, also studying at Tanglewood.

Three new members and one re-elected member of the Claremont School Board were sworn in by District Moderator Charles G. Puksta, after Puksta and District Clerk Jeffrey Patten swore in one another. New members are Gerard C. Bellevance, Victor G. Bergeron, and Charles G. Hutcheon. Mabel G. Cutting is the re-elected member.


Candidates for 1976 Newport Carnival Princesses are Michelle Rossiter, Andrea Tremblay, Lori Wright, Kelley Gagne, Tammy Munsterman, Cheryl Breuning, Tauna Charles, Kathy Karr, Bonnie Allen, Melissa Billings and Marie Walsh. Winter Carnival Queen candidates are Sandy Bailey, Shelly Clarke, Karen Delorier, Sharlene Doxter, Liz Proper, Donna Stout, Lidia Truell, and Susan Trenholm. General Chairmen of the Winter Carnival are James and Robert Johnson. Daily chairmen are Norris Learnard, John Wiggins, John Schmanska and David Burnham.


Mrs. Barry Walker of Kimball Brook Farm is the author of an article on Career Counseling for the Special Needs Student, which appears in the current issue of the New Hampshire Personnel and Guidance Journal. Mrs. Walker is an associate professor at the New Hampshire Vocational Technical College, Claremont.


The first of two Bicentennial Hymn Sings will be held at The Foundation on Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. Leader of the group sing will be Erik Johansson, baritone, accompanied by William Brys, Charlestown, on the single rank organ and Mrs. Hessler H. Gates, also of Charlestown, on the piano.


Donald Morse of Unity Center has been named by Nathaniel Hawthorne College of Antrim as director of the evening extension program in Claremont.



Joseph Szymujko was installed as president of the Men’s Garden Club at its meeting at the Sullivan County Home. Other officers installed by the program chairman John Grantham were Louis Mills, vice president, John Blake, treasurer, and Remi Gendron, secretary. The club was served an oyster stew supper by Superintendent Omer Ahern and his wife. Raymond Holden, well-known author from Newport, was guest speaker, who is presently writing a book entitled “All About Fire.”

Photo Caption—Mad hats were made by about 150 of the 400 children who attended the production of “Don Coyote’s Crazy Day in Wonderland” sponsored by the West Terrace Parent-Teacher Association. Wearing their entries in the mad hat contest are Brian Kowalczyk, grand prize winner, Carey Townsend, Charles and Mary Puksta, Bonnie Gardner, Andrea Wadleigh, Barbara Arcand, and Mary Forrest.

Eagle-Times carriers honored with gifts for gaining new subscribers are Tommy and Peter Batchelder, George Gannon, John Hintermeyer, Wayne LaPorte, and Kenneth Dumont, all of Claremont, and Johnny Barton, Newport.

The Junior Theatre League School presented holiday programs to the Cornish Parent-Teacher Association and the Silver Mountain Grange in Lempster. Performing in the two one-act plays were Amelia Magill, Martin Keegan, Darlene Burr, Susan Couture, Kathie Daniels Frances Touchette, Judith Hunt, Vivian Densmore, Raymond and Robert Coutu, Marguerite Daniels, Cleon Hayes, Alice-Jane Marek, Roland Vadney, Pamela Hart and Steven Bush. Mrs. William H. Goggin, director of the group, announced that the beginners’ workshop is now working on a spring program. They are Kathie Daniels, Ronald Desilets, Denise Couture, Jay Burne, and Lowry Whetstone.


Newport firefighters will split $6,000 in accumulated wages and feast on a roast beef supper at their annual pay night and banquet to be held Jan. 14 at the firehouse basement. The 43 Newport call men will receive checks varying for the amount of time put in during the last year at the rate of $1 per hour. The banquet will be under the direction of Lieutenants Jim Wright of the Farrar Truck and Leonard Rochford of the ladder truck. Chief Herbert Wright says the affair will be followed by an informal get-together of the firefighters and their invited friends.

Photo Caption—Playing ball tethered to a pole is a favorite recess game at the 500-pupil Richards Elementary School in Newport. With arms outstretched, Mark Grantham prepares to bat the ball on one of four tetherball courts. Also pictured are Barbara Chase and Jenney Baker on one of four teeterboards on the playground. Robin Gilchrist, Ann Maxfield, and Darien and Darlene Young are shown playing ball. Bonnie Wilcox clutches a doll while sitting on a swing.

A work by the Medieval Italian poet Dante will be appraised at Richards Free Library when the Newport Great Books Discussion Group meets. They will tackle the epic “The Divine Comedy” in two different sessions this month. Although there is no official leader, librarian Mrs. Rogers Claggett usually moderates the discussion.


William and Hope Stocker are among the new tree farmers listed this week by the New Hampshire Tree Farm Committee. The Stockers’ farm is one of the 16 new ones registered. Each tree farm owner manages his timber tract in a manner that assures the supply of timber for the nation’s growing demand for wood.


Latchis Theater

“Frontier Gal” with Yvonne DeCarlo, Rod Cameron and Andy Devine

“Mildred Pierce” starring Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott and Ann Blyth

Cartoon Caption

“It’s worth saving used fat just to see those new nylons around again.” No fooling. A little extra scraping around the kitchen will hasten the return of packaged soaps, laundry soaps, nylon stockings, cotton sheets, tires, linoleums, and hundreds of more needs. Industrial fats and oils are still terribly scarce, and your used cooking fat helps make up the deficit. Continue saving and turning it into your meat deliverer. He pays four cents per pound.


Mr. and Mrs. William Burr of 13 Walnut St. entertained 13 people at their home for a family reunion. A sister of Mrs. Burr, Mrs. Eva Schriner of El Cerrito, Calif., who had not seen the family for 21 years, was one of the guests. Others were Mrs. Rose O’Byrne and son, John, of Lynn, Mass., sister and nephew of Mrs., Burr and Dona Prudhomme, a brother of Mrs. Burr and his wife and son, Dona Jr., all of Newport. Mrs. Burr’s mother, Mrs. Clerinda Prudhomme and her sister, Miss Ida Prudhomme, were also present at the dinner

Miss Catharine Pratt of the New Hampshire State Library Extension Division announced this week that the Bookmobile is scheduled to spend Jan. 11 as well as the week of Jan. 14-18 in Sullivan County. The combination of winter driving conditions and the return to Standard Time necessitates a longer schedule than the usual one-week. It will spend two nights in Claremont and one in Newport.


Members of the Women’s Catholic Club met at the Winston Hotel to hear Judge Albert D. Leahy of Claremont speak on criminal law. After the business meeting, a program which included piano solos by Miss Joyce Ann Downing was presented. Refreshments of gingerbread and cream and coffee were served by the hostesses, Beatrice Dixon, Mary Kelly, Nellie Houlihan, Calista Condon, Bertha Douglass, Elizabeth Mahoney, Mary Mahoney, Mary McCullough, and Eva Diotte.

Corporal Frederick Howe of Newport, whose present address is Tunbridge, Vt., was mentioned in an article in the Jan. 12 issue of the Saturday Evening Post. The article tells in part that the 1st Marine Division played in the capture of Okinawa.

Another series of concerts of recorded music will be given this winter at the home of Superintendent and Mrs. Alfred W. Smith of 46 Summer St. All who enjoy a social evening of music are welcome to attend. The Jan. 17 program will include music of Tchaikovsky, Chopin, and Strauss along with “Songs by Nelson Eddy.”


Registered Holstein-Freisian cows in the dairy herd of T.J. Frizzel have recently completed official production records of more than 450 pounds of butterfat. The highest producer, Griselda Creamelle, produced more than three times the average of this nation’s dairy cows.



Claremont Legion Drum Corps officers for 1931: include President Ray Titus, Secretary Howard Pierce, Treasurer and Business Manager, Adore Chamberlain, Drum Instructor Stanley Clark, Bugle Sergeant Alfred Fontana, Drum Major Henry J. Marcotte, Drill Sergeant Stanley Clark, Quartermaster James Townsend.

Claremont’s representatives to the state legislature are Melvin F. Colby, John W. Dow, Arthur L. Fitch, Albert D. Leahy, Charles H. Putnam, Carl W. Turner, George C. Warner and William F. Whitcomb.


Arthur A. Thibodeau of Newport, a student in the Third Year of Tufts Medical School, recently underwent an operation for appendicitis at the Boston City Hospital, which was performed by Dr. George W. Papen, the well-known Boston surgeon. He was stricken with an acute attack while taking part in the second performance of the Historical Medical Pageant, being given to the Massachusetts Historical Society and was taken to the hospital immediately after, when he let it be known that he was suffering. His recovery to date has been excellent.

Ice harvesting commenced Jan. 15.

The menu for hot lunches served to the Richards and Primary school students during the last two weeks follow: scalloped corn, scalloped potatoes, beef stew, cocoa, baked beans, cream of tomato soup, American chop suey and corn chowder. These lunches, as has been the custom for some years, are prepared by students of the domestic arts courses in junior and senior high school as a part of their required work in cooking. They are sold at four cents per serving. The vegetables used were canned last fall by these students.


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