Thumbing the Files for the week of Nov. 20-27

For the week of Nov. 20-27

116 years ago, 1898

Several seniors at Milford High School gave speeches, including Charles D. Hodgman who discussed “The Transformation of Mexico,” and George W. Falconer who discussed “Our Prospective Possessions in the East.”

A series of temperance and good citizenship meetings was to be held in Milford under the auspices of the Hillsboro Total Abstinence and Temperance Educational Society.

The Rev. B.F. Tuck was confined to his home on Dearborn Street in Milford with bilious fever.

In a speech in Chicago, President McKinley said, “The currents of destiny flow through the hearts of people.”

Elmer M. Wilson, son of Mr. Albro Wilson of Milford, was in Troop I of the 7th U.S. Cavalry under the command of Gen. FitzHugh Lee and was to go with the regiment to Havana.

In Wilton, Walter Ayers got caught in a belt and underwent several revolutions over the shafting at the furniture shop and had his clothes torn off and received some injuries about the head and arms, but nothing serious. He was oiling the machinery while it was in motion.

66 years ago, 1948

Milford’s Capt. Josiah Crosby Chapter of the Daughters of the American Legion heard Mrs. Philip White of Portsmouth, state chairman of national defense, speak in favor of universal military training.

The Souhegan National Bank paid out a record $69,000 to its Christmas Club members.

For sale in Amherst: a six-room house with lavatory downstairs and full bath upstairs, oil heat, $2,000 needed for down payment.

The Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing “The Crusades” with Henry Wilcoxson and Loretta Young.

The Wilton Fire Department was preparing for its first ball with proceeds going to disabled and injured firemen.

The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton was showing “I Remember Mama” with Irene Dunn and Barbara Bel Geddes.

50 years ago, 1964

A public memorial requiem high Mass was to be held in remembrance of the late President John F. Kennedy at St. Patrick Church in Milford. It was at the request of the town’s Democratic Party.

Wirthmore Stores in Wirthmore Square in Milford was holding its pre-winter appreciation sale.

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Boisvert and Cora Bishop of Pinnacle Grange in Lyndeborough attended Neighbor’s Night at Advance Grange in Wilton.

The Wilton Fire Department responded to a woods fire at the corner of Captain Clarke Highway and Mason Road. The fires were in two different tree stumps and were soon extinguished.

The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton was showing “Gold For the Caesars” with Jeffrey Hunter and Mylene Demongeoi.

25 years ago, 1989

The Milford Planning Board gave unanimous approval for a Dunkin’ Donuts near Lorden Plaza on Nashua Street.

Louise Marley and Audrey Strickland retired from the Amherst Rescue Squad after 13 and 16 years, respectively.

Denise Morgan of Amherst, a student at the Derryfield School in Manchester, was to play the lead role of Sandy in the school’s production of “Grease.”

The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton was showing “A Dry White Season” and “Breaking In.”

Three soccer players from Milford Area Senior High were named to the first team All-State boys’ and girls’ teams. They were Jon Hall, Heather Heaton and Sarah Smith.

Four Milford Area Senior High students took second place in the annual Invitational Mathematics Meet at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. They were Chris Brody, Alan Ferrency, Jason King and Mike Rodriquez.