Editorials

Thumbing the files for the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 4

Thursday, September 27, 2012

99 years ago, 1913

Charles Mead of Everett was fined $5 suspended, in police court after being nabbed for passing the Post Office crossing without making a noise.

One of the big horses owned by H.H. Barber of Milford was taken to Dr. Lewis’ animal hospital in Nashua suffering from an abscess. The doctors made an incision in the horse’s head and struck something hard and found that the abscess was a chunk of wood. Apparently the wood was mixed with the animals’ oats and had been drawn up a nostril where it lodged.

Three steam mills were operating in South Lyndeborough, one on E.W. Doliver’s lot, one at Burton Pond and one on the Stephenson lot.

Apple pickers were in great demand in Wilton.

It was said that during a few weeks, within a radius of 10 miles of Wilton, a horse, a cow, several pigs and a hundred or two chickens were stolen. Our correspondent said that if that continued, the citizens would have to organize a sort of Vigilance Committee and “do as they did in California in ‘49.”

72 years ago, 1940

Charles Prestipino of Milford accepted a civil service position as clerk-typist in Baltimore.

Philip Rocca of Milford discovered that someone had stolen a hind quarter of his deer. The deer had been hit by a car on Nashua Street and acquired by Rocca when he removed it, after making arrangements with state authorities.

The Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing “South to Karenga” with Charles Bickford.

Joseph Glines, station agent for the Boston and Main Railroad in Milford for 12 years, retired after 48 years with the railroad.

Lawrence Rossiter was elected president of the Milford High School senior class.

Wilton Selectman James Burke talked by long distance telephone to his son in Ohio. The connection was said to have been very clear “and father and son could understand each other perfectly.”

50 years ago, 1962

The Milford Orioles won the Tri-Mountain League championship for the third straight year, beating Salisbury, 6-1. The paper said the star of the day was Eddie Lamb “who made two almost impossible catches in right field.”

Robert D. Philbrick of Milford was re-elected Democratic County chairman. He predicted that Hillsborough County would deliver the greatest Democratic plurality in its history for the entire ticket on Nov. 6.

Millward Motors on Route 101A in Amherst was featuring the Hillman Husky.

The Brookline Speedway was holding stock car races every Sunday.

25 years ago, 1987

Four Milford Area Senior High students were named semi-finalists in the 1988 National Merit Scholarship competition. They were Kat McCoy of Amherst, Graham Smith of Amherst, Nils Nieuwejaar of Milford, and Amy Hungerford of Amherst.

Sarah Ferrency was president of Milford Middle School’s group Students to Offset Peer Pressure.

Milford was considering banning smoking in all school buildings.

Mary McCaslin and Jim Ringer were scheduled to perform at The Folkway in Peterborough.

Jerald Edwards joined the Wilton Police Department. Jim Balam caught eight passes for Milford Area Senior High’s football team, the most in a single game in 10 years, but it wasn’t enough as Merrimack beat the Spartans, 28-0.

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