Frank J. McKeen, the retired Connecticut high school principal who donated $50,000 to the School District in July, has offered a $1,000 gift to the Marion Phillips Senior Citizens Housing Center. The Claremont Housing Authority voted Wednesday afternoon to accept the gift, which McKee is giving in memory of his wife, Margaret Lawlor McKee.

Photo Caption—A group of Candy Stripers gave more than 300 hours of service to Claremont General Hospital this summer. From left, Lauri Dole, Pam Smalley, Christina Frederick and Jennifer Arnold. Back, Paula Burrows, Donna Ways and Charlene Henry. Missing was Lori MacDonald. Eagle-Times Photo by Art Silverman.

Classified Ad—Immediate opening, speech language therapist, speech therapist aide, apply to Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Bellows Falls.

Advertisement—Imported Cars of Claremont, 1975 Ford Elite, low mileage, local owner, excellent condition, $3,775; 1975 Dodge Swinger, low mileage, six cylinder, excellent shape, $2,995.

Photo Caption—The season finale at the Claremont Speedway Saturday, the Golden Cross Ambulance Race, a 77-lap feature event, went to Punky Caron. Here, Caron is shown receiving his trophy from Ronnie Honney, vice president at the local track. A huge crowd was on hand for the race.

Taxpayers will pay more if supervisory unions are abolished, area School Board members say. School Board members from Claremont, Cornish and Unity met Tuesday night to draft a resolution stating Supervisory Union 6, of which they are members, opposes a move by the State Legislature to abolish supervisory unions. “We want as many people as possible to write their senators,” said Supt. of Schools George Disnard, if they sincerely believe abolishing supervisory unions and cutting funds would hurt the school. Supervisory Union 6 receives about $9,000 in state funds to operate.

The Rev. Gerald Belanger, associate pastor of St. Mary Church, has been named director of religious education for the parish by the Rev. Hector LaMontagne, Pastor.


By the year 2000, the road between Claremont and Newport could be a solid strip of fast food restaurants, apartment complexes and shopping centers. But a citizen’s advisory group to the Upper Valley-Lake Sunapee Council hopes that possibility can be headed off by a regional plan complete with goals and objectives for growth. Community planner Rob Emslie says the plan gauges past commercial, residential and industrial growth in an effort to predict and channel future growth.

Newport junior high school’s Mile of Pennies campaign has earned a matching grant from Reading is Fundamental, a branch of the U.S. Office of Education. The students raised $845 and applied for $700 in matching funds for the purpose of books for the junior high Reading Motivation Program. Students collected 84,500 coins. The grant will provide each student with five books of his own choice and will pay for approximately 500 additional books for circulation for the junior high reading classes.

The New Hampshire Dept. of Revenue Administration has lowered the appraisals on 281 Newport properties by $1,240,150, and added $199,650 to the tax rolls by increasing the appraisals on 23 properties and adding 24 new properties to the tax rolls. Appeals for reductions were denied in 109 of the Newport appraisals reviewed by the state. The revisions were the result of state review of appeals resulting from new assessment in the revaluation of all property in Newport.


Maurice Wernick of Claremont and Edward Walsh of Charlestown, were recently elected to the Board of Directors of Connecticut River Bank.


Fourteen Boy Scouts from Troop 332 and six leaders recently returned from a weekend canoe trip on the Connecticut River. Scouts making the trip were Kenneth and George Aldrich, Colburn and Jason Wightman, John Newton, David and Aaron Kibbie, Wayne Rondeau, Robin Shepard, Richard Avery, Steve Wilkie and Gregg, Bradley, Russell and Jeffrey Balch.


Classified Ad—Plainfield, population 2,000, seeks full-time police chief, 4 to 7 years experience, $12,000 to $13,500 salary range.



Final plans for a fashion shop to be held at St. Mary Gym Thursday evening at 8 were made at a recent meeting of Court Virgil Barber 892, Daughters of America, at the home of Angela Casssin on Palmer Street. Miss Camille Lessard presided over the meeting and the following were named to a steering committee: Mrs. Cassin, Irene Menard, Priscilla Lambert, Katherine Laughney, Jean Lefevre, Rita Hardy, Latitia Perron, Mae Lambert, Correne Beaudoin, Cora Martineau and Pauline Williams.

Claremont cable television reception and FM radio were knocked out on Friday evening when fire of undetermined origin gutted the WTSV Quonset hut on top of Green Mountain. The power line, and the Claremont cable antenna on the mountain are near the hut.

Jerrold Fitzsimon, formerly assistant manager at the Endicott Johnson Shoe Store in Brattleboro, has been transferred to the local store. He succeeds Robert Regan who has gone to Leominster, Mass., to manage the store there.

Photo Caption—New Claremont teachers were introduced at a coffee hour yesterday. Front, from left, Ethelyn Pierce, Maila Suojanen, Thelma Hause and Beverly McKenzie. Back, Donald Thompson, Stuart Carter, Richard Mulcahy, Errol Thompson, and Brian Bogle. Five practice teachers will also join the Claremont School System this year.

At the close of the first day of school, 2,791 pupils had registered in Claremont public schools, an increase of 80 over last year. Stevens High School enrollment jumped 50 this year from 689 to 739. A bulge occurred in Grades 9, 10 and 11 with an increase of 22 in 9; 41 in 10, and 26 in 11. There were 39 less in Grade12.

Advertisement—Dixon’s Super Duper, Claremont: 5 1 lb. loaves of bread, 89 cents; 1 Dozen Sunbeam English muffins, 49 cents, fresh, hot donuts, 59 cents dozen.


A three-way real estate transaction yesterday will give Newport a new library, a new bank and preserve a town building. Mrs. D. Sidney Rollins deeded her three-story home to the Richards Free Library. She established an endowment fund for maintenance. The Richards Free Library building and the adjacent brick building and land on North Main Street was sold to the Sugar River Savings Bank for $50,000. The bank will build a new bank building along the 180-foot street frontage. A house and land to the rear of the present library was also sold to the bank for $5,500 by Albert J. Gauthier and Harry M. Woodard. This will give the bank Depot Street access.

Photo Caption—Happy with the modern three-wheeler is young Michael Grantham of Newport. He and his pal, Mike Marr, added a third wheel—an auto steering wheel—to Grantham’s bike. “Makes it go a little faster,” asserts Grantham. Daily Eagle Photo—Lou Thompson.

“No farm bill at all would be better than the bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives,” Bert Teague, Republican candidate for Congress in the 2nd District, said here yesterday.


The home of Mr. and Mrs. James St. Martin was struck by lightening recently. The fire department reported little damage except to the floor near the television set. The St. Martins are new residents in town. They live in what was the John Macy Place. Mr. St. Martin is Mrs. Yvonne Kezar’s brother.


A member’s daughter supplied the program for the Charlestown Rotary Club last week. Ralph Hogancamp introduced his daughter, Nancy, and everyone present heard one of the most interesting talks on her attendance and study at Chautauqua, N.Y., where she attended summer school.


Miss Beverly Reney left Monday for Middletown, Conn., where she will be an art instructor at the elementary school.

Miss Sandra J. Cote left Friday for Kansas University where she will be an assistant professor and study for her Master’s degree in psychology.


The wailing sound across the Meriden hills yesterday evening at 6 Was not gardeners anticipating the first killing frost. It was the first test of the new fire siren. The potent signal is mounted on top of the new KUA gym and can be heard for miles in all directions. It operates on a two-minute cycle with an alternating rise and fall in sound.



William H. McDevitt, veteran Boston newspaperman and former Public Relations Director for the Massachusetts Committee of Public Safety, will become the Daily Eagle bureau chief at Newport. Miss Jeanne Begg of Meriden has been added to the newsroom staff and Mrs. Kenneth Whipple has been named classified advertising manager.

F. Lester Trafton, Superintendent of Claremont Public Schools announced today that Walter E. Paskevich, Supervisor of Music, is to assume the direction of the Stevens High School band succeeding Willard Rollins, resigned. The new band director received his music degree from Syracuse University in 1938 and has done graduate work at other institutions.

Close to $150,000 in cash was turned over to an estimated 800 Twin State Valley World War II veterans in two hours yesterday in exchange for terminal leave bonds. Ignoring Treasury Department warnings to “salt away the bonds for a rainy day.” Veterans in this area created a bottleneck as they rushed to cash the bonds.

After two weeks of conditioning and instruction in elementary drills, Coach Clarence Parker and his Stevens High School football team of 44 spirited and ambitious young men are beginning to practice even harder for the opening game with Windsor High School, which will be held here Sept. 13.

Advertisement—Effective Sept. 2, all classified advertising in the Daily Eagle must be paid for at the time of insertion—except for those who have standing charge accounts with us. This change is made necessary by the increasing cost of billing each small account.


Fire Chief George E. Lewis, 86-year old head of the Newport Fire Department, was elected president of the New Hampshire State Fireman’s Association at its annual meeting in Newport.

Funeral services for Harry Bingham, 76, former owner of the Argus-Champion and dean of Granite State journalists, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 3, in the Newton Funeral Home. Bingham died Saturday afternoon at Carrie Wright Hospital.

In manufacturing Dartmouth Dry and Budd’s ginger ale, the Newport Bottling Company uses only the most modern machinery, top quality ingredients and exacting techniques born of long experience.

Advertisement—First National Stores: Betty Alden White Sliced Bread, 2 10-oz. Loaves, 27 cents, dated daily for freshness. Mild Mellow Flavor Richmond Quality Coffee, 2 1-lb. bags, 79 cents.

Twelve representatives of teams to play in the Twilight Softball League met Wednesday evening. They were Peter Anastos, representing the American Legion; Oliver Gladue, director, Legion; Cleon E. Bartlett, director, Argus Champion; Wolfe Harrison, Sunapee; Everett Chandler, Foresters; Dick Holland, Nick Haservlat and Pete Perry, Firemen; Paul Benner, director, Firemen, and Benny Zaukauskas, Lions.

The Newport Rotary Club will sponsor an Arts-Crafts Display in the windows of local merchants May 19-22, according to an announcement of Alfred W. Smith, chairman of the committee in charge, which includes Rotarians Phillips Hall, Dr. S.A. Montgomery, Cleon Johnson Jr., Superintendent of Schools Gordon B. Flint and William R. Smith.


The newly-formed Unity Fire Department went into action Sept. 1 for the first time to fight a woods fire in West Unity on the Roger Grummon property.


Cornish schools opened Wednesday, Sept. 3. Mrs. Clyde Bartley will teach at Cornish Center School; Miss Doris Williams at South Cornish and Merle Kidder at the City School.


Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Winham and two boys of Marlow were Sunday callers at the home of Mrs. Ella Butterfield. Mrs. Winham will be remembered as Miss Lillian Field, a former popular first-grade teacher.


Clifford Nelson and Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Scranton motored to Bucksport and Waterville, Maine, over the holidays.


Mr. and Mrs. Warren Winter moved to Newport Sunday where they have rented a home.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.
Allow up to 24 hours for comment approval.