1978

CLAREMONT

A proposed ordinance that would double city water rates to fund a $5.6 million water systems improvement project has not yet won the favor of Councilor Robert D. Woodman, a member of the three-man Public Works Committee. An information session was held with city officials to brief council members on the particulars of the proposal. When asked if he would vote in favor of the ordinance, Woodman said, “That depends on how many of my questions they answer. I want solid answers in writing,” he said.

Claremont is once again under consideration as a possible site for a vocational skills center. The state’s site selection team is currently touring possible sites for the new center, and Claremont is on the list along with four other possible locations. Claremont was designated eight years ago as one of 20 potential sites for a center in the state. The Claremont site calls for a $5.5 million building serving between 600 and 700 students from Claremont, Newport, Fall Mountain, Kearsarge and Sunapee school districts.

Raymond Burton hasn’t won a second term to the New Hampshire Executive Council yet but he already has his sights set well beyond Concord. He’s thinking about Washington. During a visit to Claremont Wednesday he hinted he would run for the seat to the U.S. House or Senate in1960.

Roland V. Stoodley Jr., director of the New Hampshire Vocational-Technical College, received the Keene State Annual Alumni Achievement Award at a recent reunion of the college’s Alumni Association. Stoodley was cited for his performances as founding director of NHVTC almost 10 years ago, and for his continued vision, innovation and administrative skills through the ensuring years.

NEWPORT

Photo Caption—Retiring and leaving, Mrs. Richard Kemp, who is retiring after 21 years of service with Newport Savings Bank, and Mrs. John Greco, who is leaving her position as teller to move to Concord, Mass., were honored at a party at the Olde Bricke Hearth Steak House. Mrs. Kemp is a Newport native. She became manager of the Sunapee branch of NSB when it opened in 1965. The Kemps plan to remain at their home on Unity Road. Mrs. Greco has been a teller for one year. Her husband is a Newport native.

Advertisement—LaFountain’s Taxi, Newport Shell Station, Sunapee Street. Reduced Summer Rates, we drive with you in mind, 75 cents in Town, other calls 25 and 50 cents off, taxi pool for shop workers. Newport to Claremont, $5 per car.

Mr. and Mrs. Winston Hurd , River Street, have returned after spending a month’s vacation in St. Petersburg, Fla.

L/Cpl. Joseph Astle, U.S. Marine Corps, Camp. Lejeune, N.C., is visiting his mother, Mrs. Jean Sherwood, Summer Street, prior to a tour of duty in Japan.

The Richards Library in Newport received special recognition recently at a ceremony conducted by the New Hampshire State Library commission at the State Library in Concord. Librarian Jean Michie accepted a certificate of merit on behalf of the library.

Arnold E. Dodge II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Dodge, Oak Street Extension, has been accepted at the Liberal Arts College of the University of New Hampshire, Durham. The Newport High School senior played football for four years and has twice been state champion in Nordic skiing competition. He has also appeared in school plays and musicals.

Myra A. Safford, Newport, is the Sullivan County recipient of 1978 Joseph D. Vaughan award. The awards, presented annually, are given to seniors from each county in the state who have remained active and performed public services, especially services to other older citizens.

Jean W. Patten was honored with a retirement party May 26, her final day of work at The Argus Champion where she has been employed for almost a quarter of a century. “Her phenomenal memory of the paper’s transactions and her detailed knowledge of Newport, its history and its people, have been invaluable assets in the Argus-Champion’s continued growth as a 153-year old community institution,” Edward DeCourcy, editor and publisher, said.

SUNAPEE

Gathering at the Sunapee School gym on July 22 will be 125 selected antique dealers and craftspeople with top quality merchandise from 14 states for the fifth annual Antiques, Crafts and Art Sale Festival. The show, managed by Louella Laro, will include crafts by Robert Nelson and Doris Kerr, Newport; Linda Christie, Alstead; Jordan Grace, East Lempster and Jim Stamper, Grantham.

Paul Duling Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Duling Sr., Winn Hill Road, Sunapee, has been accepted for enrollment at the University of New Hampshire. Paul, who will enroll in the four-year College of Liberal Arts, has been active in basketball and on the ski team at Sunapee High School. He also participated in the one-act plays his sophomore year and the senior play this year, and is a member of the yearbook committee. He was on the Junior Prom committee.

GOSHEN

Mrs. Charles Abbott, Brook Road, and Lucy Newton, Newport, have returned from a three-week trip to Spain where they were guests of Mrs. Newton’s nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fiske, where Mr. Fiske is stationed at the Rota Naval Base.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hatch, Eureka, Calif., are spending the summer with Mrs. Hatch’s mother, Mrs. Edith Gladue, Brook Road.

GRANTHAM

Six new names were added to the checklist at the recent sessions held by the supervisors. John L. Johnson, Joel S. Parsness, Alcestis D. Hardy, Richard F. Hardy, Berton R. Shayevitz, and Mryna B. Shayevitz, all of Eastman, are new voters.

Five Grantham students, Greg A. Mayo, Timothy Thorne, Brian Benoit, Ellen Wormwood and Wayne Barton Sr. will be among he graduates at Lebanon High School commencement exercises June 15 on the school lawn.

SPRINGFIELD

Janet Patten, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Patten; Steele Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davis and Stefen Sayer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Sayer are among he graduating seniors at Kearsarge Regional High School, which will have its graduation on June 21.

CROYDON

An American flag, given recently by Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Hunt, Croydon Flat, was dedicated May 28 in a ceremony at the Congregational Church, Croydon. The church flag and standards, given by Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Van Vliet, Wendell, were also dedicated by the pastor, the Rev. Philip Anderson.

1963

CLAREMONT

Arious P. Trottier, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.N. Trottier of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Claremont, is here to spend the summer. He intends to find work and remain in Claremont. Presently, he is staying with his aunt, Mrs. Edith Bell, Cleary Court.

The Sullivan County Woman’s Auxiliary of the American Medical Assn., held its annual meeting Monday at the King’s Arrow Inn with 11 members present. Officers of the local group for the coming year are Mrs. Gerard Gaudrault, president; Mrs. Edward Kane, vice president, and Mrs. Strother Marshall, secretary-treasurer.

Miss Linda N. Foisy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Foisy of 5 Jones St., and Miss Susan C. Foisy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Foisy of198 Eastman St., members of the Class of 1965, received their caps from the New Hampshire State Hospital School of Nursing at the Chapel of All Faiths in Concord May 24.

Advertisement—Ben’s Market, 69 Mulberry St., Claremont, Chuck Steaks, 49 cents lb., Boiled Ham, 79 cents lb., Cold Cuts, 2 lbs, $1, Strawberries, Quart, 49 cents, Whole Watermelons, 99 cents.

Claremont’s Dorothy Loudon is a cover girl on this week’s issue of “TV Guide” sharing the honor with Garry Moore. Miss Loudon, daughter of J.E. Loudon, hit the show biz jackpot in her first appearance on the Moore show last December and has since hit the publicity jackpot on the Saturday Evening Post and elsewhere.

Bits of Claremont history are being unearthed—literally—in Tremont Square this week. Excavation work is uncovering the remains of the venerable Tremont House, large local hotel, which burned in a spectacular fire about 70 years ago. Men working on the site of new parking facilities struck a black layer composed of charred timbers and other remnants of the fire about three feet below the surface.

NEWPORT

The Newport Alumni Scholarship Fund Drive bore first fruits this week when the Towle High School Class of 1955 contributed $50, the first announced donation, according to Mrs. Maurice Bickford, president of the association and co-chairman with Mrs. Harry V. Spanos of the fund drive. In addition to the $50 contribution, the class also gave $119 to the Newport Alumni Association to be used to help defray expenses of the annual banquet June 15 when seniors will be guests of the association. Class of 1955 officers included Bob Kozikowski, New London, president; Archie Mountain, vice president; Mary Marcotte McGowan, Milford, Conn., secretary, and Dudley Bickford, treasurer.

Solon Kanakis sets a new house record and won the Pot-of-Gold Tournament at Sunshine Lanes Sunday night. He rolled a 267 to set the record and his combined two-string pinfall was 477 to cop the crown. Others who placed were William Rochford, second, 410; Homer Aldrich, third, 384; John Jokinen, fourth, 381, and William Muzzey, fifth, 375.

Arnold Campbell, a department manager in the Newport A&P Store, was on vacation last week. As a 15-year employee, he is entitled to four weeks vacation this year.

S/Sgt. Frank Holmes, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Smith, Pollards Mills, has returned to the states after completing a tour of duty in Morocco. He is stationed at Altus Air Force Base, Okla., and plans to spend a leave with Mr. and Mrs. Smith with whom he has made his home since he was 14 years old.

John C. Curtis, Claremont Hill, assistant to the vice president and general manager of the Mining and Construction Division, Joy Manufacturing Co., Claremont, has been appointed to represent the United States at the coming meeting of the International Organization for Standardization in Poland.

SUNAPEE

Mr. and Mrs. William Lary Jr. spent the weekend with Mr. Lary’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Lary. Mr. Lary teaches at Cardigan Mountain School, Canaan.

Linda Gallup, Pati Jo Webb and Charlota Walker attended the birthday party for Deanna Lussier in Georges Mills Saturday.

CORNISH FLAT

Mrs. Winnie Barton and Mrs. Bertha Sullivan went to Brookline last Saturday to visit their mother.

BLODGETT LANDING

Among those at their cottages last weekend were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Murphy, Framingham, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. Gus Scannell, Manchester, Conn.; Mr. and Mrs. George Langweasser and their family from Concord; Dr. and Mrs. Irving Crandall, Claremont; Mr. and Mrs. D. Foisy, Claremont; Mr. and Mrs. John WE. Hilton and their children from Ardmore, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Thompson, Winchester, Mass.

GEORGES MILLS

Remy H. Pochelon, son of Mrs. Suzanne H. Pochelon, Georges Mills, will be graduated Sunday from Mount Hermon School, Northfield, Mass. While at the school he participated in football, wrestling and track.

1948

CLAREMONT

Miss Mildred Courtemanche, daughter of Mrs., Evelyn Courtemanche of 52 Central St., was toastmistress at the annual Nurses’ Club banquet of the Boston University School of Nursing Friday evening at the Hotel Kennmore, Boston.

Mr. and Mrs. Anton Pederson of Maple Avenue, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. John Pederson of Spaulding Street, are motoring to Ogdensburg, N.Y., Canada, and other points of interest.

Committee chairmen serving on the production of the Rotary Revels of 1948 to be presented to the public at the Claremont Opera House next week were released today by Publicity Chairman Arthur J. Rouillard Jr. as follows: General chairman, Lawrence Hicks; tickets, Howard Barrett; rehearsal space, Dr. Herman H. Rice; chorus, Lyle Fillmore; hall arrangements, Herman Van Houten; concessions, Ernest Smith; talent, Merton Thompson; costumes, John Howe; ushering, Stephen A. Doody; end men, William White; properties and lights, William Squire, and stage management, Andreas Hauge.

John Roger Poirier celebrated his third birthday with a party given by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph W. Poirier of Union Street, at his home Wednesday afternoon. John received numerous gifts and refreshments and a birthday cake were served by Mrs. Poirier. Among his guests were Susanne Martineau, Sheila Flemming, Robert Russell, Dennis Adams, Donald Gilbert, Mrs. Anna Moreau and Mrs. Mary Flemming.

Gasoline, fuel oil and cement for use by the city will be purchased from the Gulf Oil Corporation, Lambert Oil Company and the Checkerboard Grain Store respectively, City Manager Philip L. White said this morning. Gasoline for 1948 will be purchased for a net price of 14.7 cents per gallon; heating oil, 12.6 cents per gallon, and cement, 83 cents per bag.

NEWPORT

Mrs. Estella Hitchcock was honored by a double celebration at Mrs. Clyde Pratt’s on Grove Street here Tuesday, the occasion marking her 90th birthday and her 50th anniversary as a member of the King’s Daughters. Mrs. Hitchcock was born in Grantham and moved to Newport in her early 20’s. She has lived here ever since.

Seven Hearths Inn at Sunapee was the scene of the Newport Rotary’s annual Ladies Night last night with more than 50 members and their wives attending. Retiring President George Rickheit, who will soon leave Newport for an executive position with the Boy Scouts of America in Leominster, Mass., was presented with a gift from the organization. Joseph D. Vaughan, James Osgood and Dr. Ralph Benson were the committee in charge of arrangements.

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Shaulis and daughter, Connie, of Listie, Pa., were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Benedict Zukauskas of Meadow Road over the weekend. “Bennie’s” daughter Christina Anne left with them this morning for a summer vacation in Pennsylvania. Mrs. Shaulis is the sister of Mrs. Wanda Zukauskas.

NORTH NEWPORT

Sunday callers of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mahoney were Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Waldron, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Waldron, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Waldron of Lynn, Mass.

WEST UNITY

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dutton and three children went to Antrim last Saturday where Mrs. Dutton and the children visited Mrs. Dutton’s mother, Mrs. Alice Putnam, while Mr. Dutton attended an auction.

1978

CLAREMONT

A proposed ordinance that would double city water rates to fund a $5.6 million water systems improvement project has not yet won the favor of Councilor Robert D. Woodman, a member of the three-man Public Works Committee. An information session was held with city officials to brief council members on the particulars of the proposal. When asked if he would vote in favor of the ordinance, Woodman said, “That depends on how many of my questions they answer. I want solid answers in writing,” he said.

Claremont is once again under consideration as a possible site for a vocational skills center. The state’s site selection team is currently touring possible sites for the new center, and Claremont is on the list along with four other possible locations. Claremont was designated eight years ago as one of 20 potential sites for a center in the state. The Claremont site calls for a $5.5 million building serving between 600 and 700 students from Claremont, Newport, Fall Mountain, Kearsarge and Sunapee school districts.

Raymond Burton hasn’t won a second term to the New Hampshire Executive Council yet but he already has his sights set well beyond Concord. He’s thinking about Washington. During a visit to Claremont Wednesday he hinted he would run for the seat to the U.S. House or Senate in1960.

Roland V. Stoodley Jr., director of the New Hampshire Vocational-Technical College, received the Keene State Annual Alumni Achievement Award at a recent reunion of the college’s Alumni Association. Stoodley was cited for his performances as founding director of NHVTC almost 10 years ago, and for his continued vision, innovation and administrative skills through the ensuring years.

NEWPORT

Photo Caption—Retiring and leaving, Mrs. Richard Kemp, who is retiring after 21 years of service with Newport Savings Bank, and Mrs. John Greco, who is leaving her position as teller to move to Concord, Mass., were honored at a party at the Olde Bricke Hearth Steak House. Mrs. Kemp is a Newport native. She became manager of the Sunapee branch of NSB when it opened in 1965. The Kemps plan to remain at their home on Unity Road. Mrs. Greco has been a teller for one year. Her husband is a Newport native.

Advertisement—LaFountain’s Taxi, Newport Shell Station, Sunapee Street. Reduced Summer Rates, we drive with you in mind, 75 cents in Town, other calls 25 and 50 cents off, taxi pool for shop workers. Newport to Claremont, $5 per car.

Mr. and Mrs. Winston Hurd , River Street, have returned after spending a month’s vacation in St. Petersburg, Fla.

L/Cpl. Joseph Astle, U.S. Marine Corps, Camp. Lejeune, N.C., is visiting his mother, Mrs. Jean Sherwood, Summer Street, prior to a tour of duty in Japan.

The Richards Library in Newport received special recognition recently at a ceremony conducted by the New Hampshire State Library commission at the State Library in Concord. Librarian Jean Michie accepted a certificate of merit on behalf of the library.

Arnold E. Dodge II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Dodge, Oak Street Extension, has been accepted at the Liberal Arts College of the University of New Hampshire, Durham. The Newport High School senior played football for four years and has twice been state champion in Nordic skiing competition. He has also appeared in school plays and musicals.

Myra A. Safford, Newport, is the Sullivan County recipient of 1978 Joseph D. Vaughan award. The awards, presented annually, are given to seniors from each county in the state who have remained active and performed public services, especially services to other older citizens.

Jean W. Patten was honored with a retirement party May 26, her final day of work at The Argus Champion where she has been employed for almost a quarter of a century. “Her phenomenal memory of the paper’s transactions and her detailed knowledge of Newport, its history and its people, have been invaluable assets in the Argus-Champion’s continued growth as a 153-year old community institution,” Edward DeCourcy, editor and publisher, said.

SUNAPEE

Gathering at the Sunapee School gym on July 22 will be 125 selected antique dealers and craftspeople with top quality merchandise from 14 states for the fifth annual Antiques, Crafts and Art Sale Festival. The show, managed by Louella Laro, will include crafts by Robert Nelson and Doris Kerr, Newport; Linda Christie, Alstead; Jordan Grace, East Lempster and Jim Stamper, Grantham.

Paul Duling Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Duling Sr., Winn Hill Road, Sunapee, has been accepted for enrollment at the University of New Hampshire. Paul, who will enroll in the four-year College of Liberal Arts, has been active in basketball and on the ski team at Sunapee High School. He also participated in the one-act plays his sophomore year and the senior play this year, and is a member of the yearbook committee. He was on the Junior Prom committee.

GOSHEN

Mrs. Charles Abbott, Brook Road, and Lucy Newton, Newport, have returned from a three-week trip to Spain where they were guests of Mrs. Newton’s nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fiske, where Mr. Fiske is stationed at the Rota Naval Base.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hatch, Eureka, Calif., are spending the summer with Mrs. Hatch’s mother, Mrs. Edith Gladue, Brook Road.

GRANTHAM

Six new names were added to the checklist at the recent sessions held by the supervisors. John L. Johnson, Joel S. Parsness, Alcestis D. Hardy, Richard F. Hardy, Berton R. Shayevitz, and Mryna B. Shayevitz, all of Eastman, are new voters.

Five Grantham students, Greg A. Mayo, Timothy Thorne, Brian Benoit, Ellen Wormwood and Wayne Barton Sr. will be among he graduates at Lebanon High School commencement exercises June 15 on the school lawn.

SPRINGFIELD

Janet Patten, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Patten; Steele Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davis and Stefen Sayer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Sayer are among he graduating seniors at Kearsarge Regional High School, which will have its graduation on June 21.

CROYDON

An American flag, given recently by Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Hunt, Croydon Flat, was dedicated May 28 in a ceremony at the Congregational Church, Croydon. The church flag and standards, given by Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Van Vliet, Wendell, were also dedicated by the pastor, the Rev. Philip Anderson.

1963

CLAREMONT

Arious P. Trottier, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.N. Trottier of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Claremont, is here to spend the summer. He intends to find work and remain in Claremont. Presently, he is staying with his aunt, Mrs. Edith Bell, Cleary Court.

The Sullivan County Woman’s Auxiliary of the American Medical Assn., held its annual meeting Monday at the King’s Arrow Inn with 11 members present. Officers of the local group for the coming year are Mrs. Gerard Gaudrault, president; Mrs. Edward Kane, vice president, and Mrs. Strother Marshall, secretary-treasurer.

Miss Linda N. Foisy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Foisy of 5 Jones St., and Miss Susan C. Foisy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Foisy of198 Eastman St., members of the Class of 1965, received their caps from the New Hampshire State Hospital School of Nursing at the Chapel of All Faiths in Concord May 24.

Advertisement—Ben’s Market, 69 Mulberry St., Claremont, Chuck Steaks, 49 cents lb., Boiled Ham, 79 cents lb., Cold Cuts, 2 lbs, $1, Strawberries, Quart, 49 cents, Whole Watermelons, 99 cents.

Claremont’s Dorothy Loudon is a cover girl on this week’s issue of “TV Guide” sharing the honor with Garry Moore. Miss Loudon, daughter of J.E. Loudon, hit the show biz jackpot in her first appearance on the Moore show last December and has since hit the publicity jackpot on the Saturday Evening Post and elsewhere.

Bits of Claremont history are being unearthed—literally—in Tremont Square this week. Excavation work is uncovering the remains of the venerable Tremont House, large local hotel, which burned in a spectacular fire about 70 years ago. Men working on the site of new parking facilities struck a black layer composed of charred timbers and other remnants of the fire about three feet below the surface.

NEWPORT

The Newport Alumni Scholarship Fund Drive bore first fruits this week when the Towle High School Class of 1955 contributed $50, the first announced donation, according to Mrs. Maurice Bickford, president of the association and co-chairman with Mrs. Harry V. Spanos of the fund drive. In addition to the $50 contribution, the class also gave $119 to the Newport Alumni Association to be used to help defray expenses of the annual banquet June 15 when seniors will be guests of the association. Class of 1955 officers included Bob Kozikowski, New London, president; Archie Mountain, vice president; Mary Marcotte McGowan, Milford, Conn., secretary, and Dudley Bickford, treasurer.

Solon Kanakis sets a new house record and won the Pot-of-Gold Tournament at Sunshine Lanes Sunday night. He rolled a 267 to set the record and his combined two-string pinfall was 477 to cop the crown. Others who placed were William Rochford, second, 410; Homer Aldrich, third, 384; John Jokinen, fourth, 381, and William Muzzey, fifth, 375.

Arnold Campbell, a department manager in the Newport A&P Store, was on vacation last week. As a 15-year employee, he is entitled to four weeks vacation this year.

S/Sgt. Frank Holmes, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Smith, Pollards Mills, has returned to the states after completing a tour of duty in Morocco. He is stationed at Altus Air Force Base, Okla., and plans to spend a leave with Mr. and Mrs. Smith with whom he has made his home since he was 14 years old.

John C. Curtis, Claremont Hill, assistant to the vice president and general manager of the Mining and Construction Division, Joy Manufacturing Co., Claremont, has been appointed to represent the United States at the coming meeting of the International Organization for Standardization in Poland.

SUNAPEE

Mr. and Mrs. William Lary Jr. spent the weekend with Mr. Lary’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Lary. Mr. Lary teaches at Cardigan Mountain School, Canaan.

Linda Gallup, Pati Jo Webb and Charlota Walker attended the birthday party for Deanna Lussier in Georges Mills Saturday.

CORNISH FLAT

Mrs. Winnie Barton and Mrs. Bertha Sullivan went to Brookline last Saturday to visit their mother.

BLODGETT LANDING

Among those at their cottages last weekend were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Murphy, Framingham, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. Gus Scannell, Manchester, Conn.; Mr. and Mrs. George Langweasser and their family from Concord; Dr. and Mrs. Irving Crandall, Claremont; Mr. and Mrs. D. Foisy, Claremont; Mr. and Mrs. John WE. Hilton and their children from Ardmore, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Thompson, Winchester, Mass.

GEORGES MILLS

Remy H. Pochelon, son of Mrs. Suzanne H. Pochelon, Georges Mills, will be graduated Sunday from Mount Hermon School, Northfield, Mass. While at the school he participated in football, wrestling and track.

1948

CLAREMONT

Miss Mildred Courtemanche, daughter of Mrs., Evelyn Courtemanche of 52 Central St., was toastmistress at the annual Nurses’ Club banquet of the Boston University School of Nursing Friday evening at the Hotel Kennmore, Boston.

Mr. and Mrs. Anton Pederson of Maple Avenue, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. John Pederson of Spaulding Street, are motoring to Ogdensburg, N.Y., Canada, and other points of interest.

Committee chairmen serving on the production of the Rotary Revels of 1948 to be presented to the public at the Claremont Opera House next week were released today by Publicity Chairman Arthur J. Rouillard Jr. as follows: General chairman, Lawrence Hicks; tickets, Howard Barrett; rehearsal space, Dr. Herman H. Rice; chorus, Lyle Fillmore; hall arrangements, Herman Van Houten; concessions, Ernest Smith; talent, Merton Thompson; costumes, John Howe; ushering, Stephen A. Doody; end men, William White; properties and lights, William Squire, and stage management, Andreas Hauge.

John Roger Poirier celebrated his third birthday with a party given by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph W. Poirier of Union Street, at his home Wednesday afternoon. John received numerous gifts and refreshments and a birthday cake were served by Mrs. Poirier. Among his guests were Susanne Martineau, Sheila Flemming, Robert Russell, Dennis Adams, Donald Gilbert, Mrs. Anna Moreau and Mrs. Mary Flemming.

Gasoline, fuel oil and cement for use by the city will be purchased from the Gulf Oil Corporation, Lambert Oil Company and the Checkerboard Grain Store respectively, City Manager Philip L. White said this morning. Gasoline for 1948 will be purchased for a net price of 14.7 cents per gallon; heating oil, 12.6 cents per gallon, and cement, 83 cents per bag.

NEWPORT

Mrs. Estella Hitchcock was honored by a double celebration at Mrs. Clyde Pratt’s on Grove Street here Tuesday, the occasion marking her 90th birthday and her 50th anniversary as a member of the King’s Daughters. Mrs. Hitchcock was born in Grantham and moved to Newport in her early 20’s. She has lived here ever since.

Seven Hearths Inn at Sunapee was the scene of the Newport Rotary’s annual Ladies Night last night with more than 50 members and their wives attending. Retiring President George Rickheit, who will soon leave Newport for an executive position with the Boy Scouts of America in Leominster, Mass., was presented with a gift from the organization. Joseph D. Vaughan, James Osgood and Dr. Ralph Benson were the committee in charge of arrangements.

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Shaulis and daughter, Connie, of Listie, Pa., were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Benedict Zukauskas of Meadow Road over the weekend. “Bennie’s” daughter Christina Anne left with them this morning for a summer vacation in Pennsylvania. Mrs. Shaulis is the sister of Mrs. Wanda Zukauskas.

NORTH NEWPORT

Sunday callers of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mahoney were Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Waldron, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Waldron, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Waldron of Lynn, Mass.

WEST UNITY

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dutton and three children went to Antrim last Saturday where Mrs. Dutton and the children visited Mrs. Dutton’s mother, Mrs. Alice Putnam, while Mr. Dutton attended an auction.

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