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100 years ago, 1914
The local Paving Cutters Union prepared a new schedule of prices, which they submitted to local manufacturers. The latter appointed E.L. Kittredge, Charles Tonella and S.A. Lovejoy to meet with the cutters. The cutters had struck for higher prices two years before.
The Rev. Frederick H. Sleep, of St. James Church in Laconia, was to deliver a lecture on his mission work among the New Hampshire lumber camps at the Church of Our Saviour in Milford.
Edward Shattuck, of Mont Vernon, was found dead in his cabin among the pines by Henry Roberts.
F.N. Hutchinson’s store in Milford was preparing to host a demonstration of the new Priscilla Prepared Flour, which was said to make doughnuts twice as well with half the work.
Wilton was warning horse team owners to attach bells to their sleighs because it was a state law but also as a protection. A narrow escape was reported when two teams met and neither had bells. The fact that one of the parties had a lantern was the only thing that prevented a bad mixup.
70 years ago, 1944
Libraries in Amherst, Brookline, Milford and Wilton were each to receive $5,000, left to them in the will of James Day, a Milford resident for more than 40 years.
Joseph White, of Milford, a yeoman first class with the Navy, was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received at Salerno when his ship, the USS Nauset, was sunk in the first day of the Allied invasion. He was a former teller at Souhegan National Bank.
The U.S. House began hearings on a bill to limit the alcoholic content of beverages to no more than 1.5 percent for the duration of the war.
Mrs. Barbara Cheever Turner left Wilton for Clearwater, Fla., to visit her husband who was stationed at Fort Pierce at the amphibious training base.
Four German officers interned at the Nazi war prison compound at Concordia, Kan., set up their own court and tried another Nazi officer, Felix Tropschuh, for anti-Hitler talk and exposing a plot to escape. They found him guilty of disgraceful conduct for a German officer and left him with the traditional Prussian alternative of killing himself. He did so by hanging himself.
50 years ago, 1964
New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller stressed the importance of education in a talk in Wilton, then visited High Mowing School and Hitchiner Manufacturing.
Robert D. Philbrick, of Milford, Hillsborough County Democratic chairman, filed as a candidate to the Democratic national convention favorable to Lyndon Johnson.
In an editorial, William B. Rotch wrote, “It is hard for us to imagine that Senator (Barry) Goldwater could be elected (president). It is easy to imagine that a Republican Party cast in the Goldwater image could be smashed so completely that we would have a two-party system in name only for long years to come.”
Miss Marion Sue Infanti, of Milford, a junior at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio, left on the S.S. France for several weeks of study as a participant in the college’s Winter Term Abroad.
The Souhegan Republican Women’s Club came out in opposition to a ban on prayer in public schools.
John Enright was elected chairman of the Amherst Democratic Party.
25 years ago, 1989
Jaya Francis, of Amherst, was the drum major who led the Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington at the inauguration of President George Bush.
Amherst banned parking on Sunday between 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Ponemah Hill, Farmington and Rocky Hill roads in an effort to stop shoppers at the Amherst Antique Market from parking on people’s lawns.
Farfar’s ice cream in Amherst was offering scoopable yogurt in Dutch chocolate and juicy raspberry.
Renovations and additions to Lyndeborough Central School were estimated to be coming in $50,000 over budget.
Shauna Carter scored 41 points to lead the Wilton-Lyndeborough High School girls team over Calvary Christian, 79-61.