They accepted the gift with a unanimous vote.

The Fall Mountain Regional School Board voted 10-0 at its meeting at Fall Mountain Regional High School Monday night to accept the gift of an enlarged Farwell School in North Charlestown.

Retired paper manufacturing company executive, Harvey Hill and his wife, Christina, have pledged a donation of $400,000 to fund the construction of an addition at the school to house several classrooms.

The St. Pierre family, who own St. Pierre Inc., has pledged site work valued at up to $125,000 to include a septic system, foundation and site preparation.

Not to be overlooked, the Farwell Trust is donating the existing stone schoolhouse and more than five acres of land to the project.

The generous gift with a total value of approximately $700,000 and the decision to accept it met with a roar an a standing ovation from the crowd of more than 100 people attending the meeting.

“It’s an outstanding gift, and we can never truly express our appreciation to the Hills, the St. Pierre’s and the Farwell Trust said Superintendent of Schools Leo Corriveau.



Dance at the Polish-American Club featuring the Chet Dragon Orchestra, playing all types of music for your dancing pleasure.

Approximately 100 local residents attended the Sullivan County Day Care Center’s 2nd annual fashion show. Pictured on the runway were Peggy Howe, Father Hector LaMontagne, Jean LeFebve, Edward Bicknell, Chris Dante and Marsha Lancaster.

Polka enthusiasts Lucy and Bob Opel are recognized as spokespersons for the Twin State Valley Polish community. Their regular program on station WTSV is one of three Opal does in New Hampshire and Vermont. Opal was a guard at the Vermont State Prison in Windsor for seven years and was transferred to a job with the Vermont State Liquor Commission when the prison closed in June. “My first sponsors when I came to Claremont were Leocha’s Market and Nick Marro’s Plumbing Supply Store. That’s one of the reasons the show is so dear to my heart,” Opal said.

The Shugah Valley Snow Riders will have an Easter Seal Dance with the Sunapee Regional Snowmobile Club. There will also be an Easter Seal Ride-In. Eugene Fleury and Mrs. Richard Fleury will head the committee of sponsors. Ronald Tebo and Rolande Sinotte are chairmen for the event. Chairman for the spaghetti supper is Mrs. Loren Robbins, with the following volunteer helpers: Phyllis Clark, Shirley Tewksbury, Patricia Mudge, Claire Dole, Polly Agan, Pauline Thibodeau, Kathleen Girard, Mae Berry, Irene Boucher, Sandra Tebo, Rosemary Putnam, Carole Ferland and Dorothy Dole. President William Agan reported a $170 profit made at the Cornish Fair.

Cadet Fred E. Wahrlich, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wahrlich, Route 2, Claremont, attended the basic Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Camp. A 1974 graduate of Kimball Union Academy, he is currently enrolled at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.

Rosalynn Carter, wife of Democratic presidential hopeful Jimmy Carter, former Georgia governor, campaigns for her husband at the MacDonald’s in Claremont. Tuesday. Carter will be in Newport this afternoon and is slated to speak at the Goodwin Community at 8 p.m. today. He is the second presidential candidate to come to the city in less than a week. Fred Harris, former Oklahoma senator was here last week. Birch Bayh will be in the city next week.


Five professional instructors are offering courses at the Library Arts Center this week. Biganess Livingston, art instructor at Newton College for several years, is offering classes in oil painting, drawing and fabric printing. Peter Shrope, a professional potter from Henniker, will teach pottery. Charles Collier, who has taught at the University of New Hampshire and Claremont Vo-Tech, will teach a course in black and white photography. Jana Atkins is offering a daytime course in dance exercise and Paula Toltz is teaching yoga.


Ivan Head, Sullivan County 4-H leader was on hand in Cornish School to present a program on bicycle safety. All grades visited the Parsonage Road Fire Station where members of the Cornish Fire Department gave tours. Heidi Rook, Grade 8, was awarded top place and a $10 gift certificate for the Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest. Second best was done by Terri Lynn Beauregard. Grade 8. Individual winners were Amy Young and Daniel Bauer, Grade 1; Raymond Mark and Christine Perkins, Grade 2; Keith Jones and Scott Lemieux, Grade 3; Jody Clineff and Wayne Rondeau, Grade 4; Paul Levesque and Greg Walker, Grade 5; Sheila Hilliard and Greg Stowell, Grade 6; Todd Rook and Kathy Jacquier, Grade 7 and Patty Lord and Robin Beauregard, Grade 8.


George Benware was honored on his 70th birthday with a buffet dinner in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Durell of North Walpole. Mr. Benware has three daughters, Betty of North Walpole, Katherine Bascom of Alstead and Peggy Shatuck of Bellows Falls. He also has a son, Marshall, who is in Thailand. He has 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


The Organ Club met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Newman for an evening of music. Those present were Mrs. W. Ransom Krause, Mrs. Carroll Johnson, Delia Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Ellison, all from Newport; Horace Cragin, Lempster; Arthur Holbrook, Newport, and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dennis, Goshen.

A cleaning bee was held in the Goshen Community Church. Those working on the project were Mrs. Harold Barker, Mrs. Thomas Durham, Mrs. John Newman, Mrs. Bernard Richardson, Mrs. Harry Wasasier and Mrs. Arthur Nelson. The windows were washed by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Johnson.

‘Killer’ Kowalski,

‘Haystack’ Calhoun

wrestle in Claremont



Wrestling at City Hall were “Killer” Kowalski vs. Arnold Skaaland and “Haystack” Calhoun, 601 pounds, versus two opponents, Tony Atimore and Angelo Samaldi. Tickets are on ale at Jakes Dinette for $2 (under 15, $1).

Pictured at a construction site are Lewis B. Rock, George Benway, Claremont City Manager, John Dixon, Martin Borofsky and Ralph Crosby, CIP President, at Claremont Industrial Parks Inc.

Dr. Charles LaLiberte, Claremont Postmaster and his son, Charles C. LaLiberte Jr., were among those Saturday who took the Connecticut River Ramble aboard the Nelsecc II from Hartford, Conn., to Long Island Sound and return. The 10-hour cruise was sponsored by the Connecticut River Watershed Council. Gerald E. McLaughlin, editor of the Springfield, Vt., Reporter and director of the Council was one of he officials assisting with the commentaries on historical facts about the communities along the banks of the river.

Garner Goodwin, administrator of Claremont General Hospital, announced the establishment of a Protestant Chaplaincy Program at the hospital in cooperation with the Ministerial Association of the Claremont Council of Churches. The Rev. Alfred D. Judd, President of the Ministry Association, indicated that the ministers would function in rotation as chaplain of the week. Ministers participating in the program are Rev. Thomas W. Crook, Congregational Church; Rev. G. Stackley Hurst, Trinity Church; Rev. Michael Ireland, Baptist Church; Rev. Mr. Judd, Universalist Church, and Rev. William T. Wallace, Methodist Church.

Three Claremont police officers began a four-week New Hampshire Police Training School at the University of New Hampshire. They are Dan Wright, Wayne Hart and Maurice Bovin.

Fiske Free Library, to participate in Farm and City Week, is lending itself to a showing of six Armand Denis photographs of farm scenes. Denis is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Denis. He was graduated from St. Mary High School last June and is presently taking a course in professional photography in New York City.


A change in the traditional Christmas lighting program for Newport’s business section was proposed at Tuesday’s Chamber of Commerce meeting. A committee was organized to start fundraising for the $1,300 project. They are Chairman Pat Zullo, Leonard Perkinson, Joshua Hirsch, Harry Woodard, Ernest Tarullo and Arthur Bergeon.

A reception for the teachers in the Newport schools will be part of the first Parents. Teachers and Friends Club meeting at Newport Junior High School. Superintendent Gordon Flint will speak and introduce the teachers. Officers for the club include Mrs. Alan Stout, president; Mrs. Edward Karr, vice president; Mrs. Samuel McCain, secretary and Bruce Snair, treasurer. The representatives for the schools include Mrs. Newcomb Eldridge, Primary; Mrs. Olive Drown, Richards School; Mrs. Ernest Tarullo, Junior High; Mrs. James Ferriter, Towle High and Mrs. George Dorr, volunteer.


Kiel Lock Company arranged he program for a dinner meeting of the Connecticut Valley Industrial Management Club. The speaker, Albert I. Ball of Bay State Abrasive Products Company will speak on “What Management Should Know About Abrasives.” Officers of the club are Albert Severens, Maurice LaFountain, Cedric Herrick, A. Caron and Francis McLaughlin. Dinner will be at the Indian Shutters Restaurant.

St. Catherine’s Women’s Club held its first meeting of the season with president Toni Beaudry in charge. Diana Stevens was appointed Club Reporter. Mrs. Action will be chairman of the annual covered dish supper. Helen DesRoches will be chairman of a food sale to raise money for new supplies and cassocks for the altar boys. Refreshments were served by Mrs. Grace Burns, Mrs. Hazel Ashe and Mrs. Ruth Davidson.


Mrs. Fred Carver, Mrs. Howard Chellis, Mrs. Herman Rogers and Mrs. Wayland Porter were driven by Mrs. Philip Hulburd to attend a regional meeting of Women’s Fellowships in Pembroke, representing the Meriden Congregational Church.

Miss Laura Diane MacLeay was hostess to girls in her seventh grade class at a breakfast-pajama party. Kristen Dixon, who had been a classmate of the group before moving to Connecticut was a weekend guest of Kathy Jones and attended the party. Mackie MacLeay went to visit his Fitch grandparents in Claremont Friday evening.

Mrs. Elbert Barton gave a demonstration of finger weaving to members to the North Plainfield Ladies Club at the home of Mrs. Charles Williams.

Meriden’s Main Street was hosed to remove dirt deposited by trucks working at the excavation of the new KUA Miller Student Center. The cooperative efforts of volunteers including Ira Townsend, Gardiner MacLeay, Pete Pringle and Phil and Barry Huston have made the street cleaner and more attractive.


Sunday afternoon a program of chamber music was presented at the Colby Junior Alumnae lounge by Miss Margaret Cawley, harpsichordist, and Richard and Nancy Jerome, flutists.

Alwin Hawkins is suffering from bruises caused by being hit by a truck. No bones were broken.

Mrs. Eunice Stetson of the First Baptist Church reports that 470 pounds of clothing were sent for Chilean Relief under Church World Service.



La Societe des Artisans held its regular meeting at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Those installed were: Representant du counseil executif, Alcide Provencher; Presidente, Mlle. Irene Martineau; Vice Presidente, Lorenzo Remi; Deuxieme Vice Presidente, Mine. Josephine Dubois; Secretaire-Tresoriere, Mlle. Hortensia Provencher; Premiere Commisaire ordonnatrice, Mme. Cherie Martineau; Deuxieme commisaire ordonnatrice, Louise Provencher; Premier censeur, Mme. AuroreBoissoneault; Deuxieme conseur, Mme. Maria Chicoine; Troisieme censeur, Mme. Orgee Dupree. Whist was played during the evening with Mme. Josephine Dubois and Mme. Rita Bullard winning prizes. Helping with refreshments were Mme. Marie Issoire and Mlle. Eugenia Lavaude.

Completely dissatisfied with proposals for development of air service in New Hampshire entirely from the air service picture, the airport committee of the Claremont post-war planning and development commission today was making preparations to bring its case to the attention of the New Hampshire Aeronautics Commission. Edward Pegram Jr., executive secretary, anticipates that Claremont would be “left out on a limb” in the examiners’ report to the Civil Aeronautics Board and is requesting funds to engage counsel. Chairman G. Leban Ainsworth, former selectman, is preparing for a series of conferences to build a local case.


Reginald Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyndon Brown, Charlestown Road, was given a farewell and birthday party at his home with about 30 fiends attending. The young man left for Norfolk, Va., for boot training in the United States Navy.



Claremont Women’s Club sponsored a very successful and interesting Style Show with local merchants supplying the latest fall and winter styles. The first garment worn by Mrs. Marion Phillips was a drew-wing gown made of a marseray fabric woven by he Monadnock Mills, and the final garment was a charming bridal creation worn by Miss Eunice Lannigan. Mrs. Hazel Lord acted as announcer and the models were under the direction of Mrs. Kathleen Parker.

The Claremont Scottisn Association held its annual general meeting in Red Mens Hall on Friday evening and the following officer s were elected: President Allan Hutcheon, Vice President John Pinette, Secretary and Treasurer, J.A. McBain, Standing Committee, Mr. and Mrs. H. MacConnell.

At Monday morning’s assembly at Stevens High School, John Dow’s history of music class entertained with a Chinese prayer ceremony. The high school chorus along with Mr. Phelps and Mr. Perkins assisted. Miss Alice Wood was seen in the role of an emperor.

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