Who are the mystery members of DeMolay?
100 years ago, 1914
Three girls from Milford won cash prizes in the Lowell Commercial College’s essay contest on the Panama Canal. Bernice Fitch won the $10 first prize, Edna Sargent the $3 third prize, and Blanche Wright one of five $1 prizes.
In national news, Emerson Dietrich, manager of a theatrical production presenting a troupe of trained lions, was killed and partly devoured in Chicago by six lions when he entered their cage. A pike pole was used to withdraw Dietricvh’s body from the lions after it had been sprinkled with formaldehyde to drive the animals away.
In Milford police court, Joseph Fogliani was charged with assault on Joseph Fialli after they got into a dispute that ended with a fight in which Fialli was well battered. Before the end of the hearing, a warrant was served on Fialli and both men were charged with mutual assault and each fined $7.62.
After an absence of several weeks, scarlet fever again popped up in Wilton, but the cases were said to be mild.
70 years ago, 1944
The Souhegan River reached flood levels never before seen in June. Several roads were closed to traffic and other roads washed out.
Pvt. Nicholas Grugnale, of Milford, was transferred to the ordnance company at Greensboro, N.C.
Buddy Crisafulli, of Milford, was promoted to technician fifth grade.
Alfred H. Medlyn, of Milford, stationed aboard an LST ship in England, notified his father that his ship was the first to hit the shore of France in the D-Day invasion.
Arnold Tuttle, storekeeper second class, who was stationed in Washington, D.C., was home in Wilton on leave.
50 years ago, 1964
Hugo Trentini, of Milford, president of the Souhegan National Bank, was elected to represent the New Hampshire Bankers Association on the policy making council of the American Bankers Association.
The Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing “The Incredible Mr. Limpet” with Don Knotts.
The Trail Blazers 4-H Horse Club of Milford reported that seven foals were born to horses owned by members.
Wilton was planning three days of parades and events at its Old Home Days.
Lawrence Sweet, of Wilton, and Lawrence Holmes, of Mont Vernon, were arrested for swimming in the Wilton reservoir. Holmes was fined $200 and given a 30-day suspended sentence. Sweet was fined $250 and a 60-day suspended sentence.
Alfred Smith, 36, of Davisville Road, Wilton, was killed in an auto accident in Hyannis, Mass.
25 years ago, 1989
The American Stage Festival in Milford was preparing to host its first “Pay What You Can” night with their performance of “Heaven Can Wait.”
The theme for the Amherst July 4 festivities was “This Town is Your Town, This Town is My Town.”
The Milford Drive-In Theatre was showing “Roadhouse” and “Pink Cadillac” on screen one, and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” and “Three Fugitives” on screen two.
The Jimmy Fund Golf Tournament was held at the Amherst Country Club.
Rushmie Kalke, of Amherst, and Jodi Stimson, of Milford, represented New Hampshire in the AAU Junior Olympics girls’ 11-and-under basketball tournament in Kenner, La.