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Updated: May 19

Daily Eagle reports on milk famine



Stevens High School students are preparing for the third annual Vocational and Practical Arts Exhibit. Photo Caption--The following are pictured with their projects: Richard Kelesa has designed an eight-room split level home in John Caramore's drafting class; Leonard Johnson and Bruce Roberts have built a dry sink in Victor Pomieko's woodworking class; Cindy Zombeck demonstrates typing as taught by Barbara Roberts; Richard Pinsonault demonstrates the use of an end-mailing machine in James Davis' Industrial Arts II.

Bernard Cornell, director of the projected Claremont Christian Academy, spoke at the Tuesday noon meeting of the Claremont Rotary Club. Cornell was introduced by Rotarian Sidney Leavitt. William Roberts had as a guest Sam Mukasa, a native of Uganda who is attending UNH on a Rotary Scholarship. The Chinese Auction was won by Charles Aimi.

Ann and Guiseppe Fabretti, 12 and 10, are staying with their aunt Maria Beebe, 49 Central St., after an earthquake destroyed their home in Nimis, Italy. Mrs. Beebe and a cousin, JoAnn Nicolaysen, 97 Chestnut St., met the children in Boston and drove them to Claremont, where they will spend the summer. The children's father is a magazine publisher in Italy.


Eric Richardson's art class at Newport High School has painted a mural along the construction wall at the site of the new First Citizens National Bank.

Through the door and back through time. This is what it feels like to step into the Newport blacksmith shop of Gardiner Stetson Sr. and his son, Stetson Jr., in his mid-20s. "Our generation will be lost if we do not carry on such trades as these. If we don't learn, the knowledge will die with the old fellows," said Stetson Jr.


More than 50 people representing four generations of the 80th birthday of Glenn Bascom. Given by his children and grandchildren, the buffet luncheon took place at the home of his son and Mrs. Harvey Bascom. Among those present were the guest of honor's five children, Barbara, Horace, Harvey, Allyn Bascom and Marjorie Hayes and his three brothers, the Rev. Eric Bascom Sr., Merton and Cecil Bascom.



Stevens High School Junior Librarians left June 3 for a weekend in the White Mountains. Chaperones for the annual outing are Miss Leona Tremblay, Miss Mary Bartlett, and Mrs. Martin Howe. The group includes Marion Tucker, Bonnie Kehoe, Maureen O'Donnel, Marsha Fenoff, Suanne Sklar, Leslie Wolcott, Sandra Bostwick, Carolyn Bowles, Carol Howe, Judy Blewitt, Donna Dolezal and Lynda Scott. They will be staying at the Jack-O-Lantern Inn in Woodstock, N.H.

James Lambert, a freshman at St. Mary High School, was among the top award winners in the statewide Keep America Beautiful art-poster promotion. He received second award honors in the high school classification.

Carroll Holt, English teacher at Stevens High School, has registered for a five-day reading institute to be held in Exeter.

H. Clay Hawkins, the fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry l. Hawkins Jr., and Robert Talbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Talbert, were members of the graduating class at the 77th commencement at Vermont Academy in Saxtons River.

Walter Merrill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvine W. Merrill, was graduated from Boston University with a bachelor's degree in business administration. Commissioned in the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant, he will be stationed in Indiana in October. His wife, Patricia Brown Merrill, will accompany him.


About 30 members of the Junior Friends of Meriden Free Library met at the hilltop parsonage for a nature walk. Accompanied by Mrs. Ira Townsend and the Rev. Jack Hemenway, they hiked with several nature books from the library, which they used for references. Elaine LaPan and Judy Saltmarsh, collected the greatest number of leaves, 25 different kinds, and Beverly Desert collected 19.



The Daily Eagle's report on the milk famine threatening the Twin State Valley compiled for Wednesday's issue by James A. Vincent of our news staff, has brought within little more than 48 hours, promise of investigation and action by the Washington OPA office. Senator Styles Bridges of New Hampshire acted swiftly in Washington once the Daily Eagle had advised him of the local situation.

Robbins A. Smith of Unity, newly-elected president of the Claremont retail milk dealers, reports that the new group was ready to give the OPA investigator "a warm welcome" to Claremont. Other officers of the group are Lawson Clark of Claremont, vice president, and Henry Bartlett of Newport, secretary-treasurer. Mrs. Duane Lawrence and William McKenzie are directors.

The GCC Pocahontas Crafters who performed at the New Hampshire Folk Festival in Manchester, will present their feature "Song of Many Nations" as a finale to the "Musicana" revue at Stevens High School on Sunday. Those performing will be Yolanda Parroto, Arlene Blake, Jean L'Heureux, Lorraine Bushway, Roland Granger, Anita Blake, Rene Gauthier, Margaret Floyd, Jennie Leszkiewicz, Mary Costa and Dolores Zullo.

Old-Timer's Night was held by Father Cote Council Council 1820, Knights of Columbus, to honor 40 members who received 25-year pins. Special guests were the Rev. A. Andrew Miller of Manchester, first native-born priest of Claremont, and Henry Proulx mayor of Franklin, guest speaker. Past Grand Knight William Limoges, Past Grand Knight Manuel Silva, and the Rev. Leo Lavoie were among those on the program. Bartrand Goudreault entertained with a piano selection. A buffet lunch was served by Joseph Levesque.


"Mello-drawma" under the direction of Horace J. Herlihy of Towle High School's faculty, was presented by the junior class. A fair-sized crowd attended the show, which featured a radio program fashioned after the sing-song advertisements of the current day along with a truth or consequences session with audience participation. Forrest Richards and David Greenlaw of the faculty and the Rev. Fry rendered a number in the true spirit of all barber shop trios. The Newport School Band, under the direction of Malcolm W. Rowell provided the inter-curtain entertainment.

Miss Ali Lou Richards was tendered an out-of-door birthday party at the home of Miss Faith Sargent on the occasion of her 15th birthday. Among those attending were Miss Margaret Strong, Barbara Keane, Betty Gilson, Jane Conroy, Merilou Fitts, David Sargent, Donald Sumner, Ronald Patten, Donald Bennett, Clarence Kelly, and Bob Morrow.



Dresses lace up like shoes these days. The newest sports frocks are laced up the front or he side with wide crushable silk laces tied in a flat bow. Most of the laces match the frock in color.


White sport suits and dresses seen at country clubs around the capitol are blossoming out in gay flower designs. Flowers, some painted and some embroidered, form deep borders on the pleated or plain skirts, ornament the blouse fronts and sleeves.


Formal opening on Tuesday afternoon of the new quarters of the Claremont National Bank on Tremont Square attracted a gala crowd numbering upwards of 2,000 residents to view the new financial home of Claremont's oldest financial institution. The exterior of the bank, which had already drawn many favorable comments from the general public, features a front central panel of buff Bedford limestone, handsomely designed with ornamental pilasters flanking the outer doors of bonze with glass insets. The building itself was extended 28 feet to the rear, utilizing the space formerly occupied by the town lock-up.

The Junior CD (Catholic Daughters of America) held its annual meeting and election of officers on June 1 in Knights of Columbus Hall. The following officers were elected: Mary Dansereau, president; Beatrice Bouchard, vice president; Ada Thibodeau secretary, and Winifred Young, reporter. A very interesting talk as given by Miss C.M. Golbe who complimented the juniors on the charity work they have done Remarks were also heard from senior grand regent Mrs. Marie Thibodeau.

An appreciative audience that filled Stevens High School's new gymnasium to capacity greeted enthusiastically the incredible presentation of the first girls' physical education exhibition ever presented at Stevens. Miss Muriel Hubbard, director of girls' athletics at Stevens, coached and drilled the girls along with Miss Lanigan of Way School and Miss Ayer and Gordon of North Street School. Some 200 or more girls from the junior and senior high schools and the elementary schools participated.


The Senior Hop was held in the Town Hall in the form of a "rainbow" Party. The hall was beautifully decorated in colors representing the rainbow. Music was furnished by the Danny Graham Orchestra.

The Unitarian Women's Alliance met Thursday afternoon with a good attendance. The program included a vocal solo by Mrs. Williams and a story by Miss Hubbard.

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