Thumbing the Files For Jan. 11, 2018

75 years ago, 1943

The Cabinet raised its subscription price to $2.50 per year.

Even though the Office of Price Administration had banned pleasure driving in 17 East Coast states, sports officials decided that the Milford-Wilton basketball game would go on as scheduled with Wilton traveling to Milford’s Bales School to play.

The Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing “Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror,” a film that brought Holmes and Watson out of the 1800s and into World War II. It starred Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.

Three young men from Keene, on their way to Manchester to enlist in the Navy, escaped injury when the car in which they were riding skidded on ice near the cider mill in Amherst and crashed.

55 years ago, 1963

Sen. Nelle Holmes of Amherst, the senior Republican woman in the state Senate, was named to head the committee on Banks and Insurance.

The Amherst PTA was inviting local parents to a talk by Dr. Margaret Kennard, a child psychiatrist and director of the Community Guidance Center in Manchester. Her topic was to be “I.Q. Doesn’t Matter — Much.”

The Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing “Girls, Girls, Girls” starring Elvis Presley.

Fifteen members of Lyndeborough’s Happy Helpers 4-H Club went Christmas caroling during the holiday season and met afterward at the home of Mrs. Norma Frost for refreshments, the club announced.

20 years ago, 1988

Claire Foucher of Milford told Milord selectmen that the town needed a skating rink and reminded them that one in Shepard Park had been popular.

In an editorial about taxes, Cabinet Editor William B. Rotch asked, “Why is it considered fair to tax a widow living out her years in the family homestead on the basis of what a developer is paying for land across the road, but unfair to let personal income affect local taxes? This is beyond me, but so it is in the Granite State.”

Two Milford girls, Catherine Momenee and Sara Kustron, won savings bonds from the New Hampshire School Transportation Association for posters they drew to promote school bus safety. The fifth graders were among six winners in the state-wide contest.

Euterpe Dukakis, mother of Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Dukakis, spoke to Mont Vernon third and fourth graders prior to the New Hampshire presidential primary.

10 years ago, 2008

Hillary Clinton won New Hampshire’s endorsement in the Democratic presidential primary and Sen. John McCain won the Republican primary.

The two-time Division III boys’ ice hockey champion Souhegan Sabers welcomed first-year team Hollis/Brookline to the sport by beating the Cavaliers 8-4.

The Wilton-Lyndeborough girls’ basketball team’s win streak ended at four games with a 44-29 loss to Hinsdale. Mandy Morrow scored nine points for WLC.

Peking and the Mystics were scheduled to perform at the Amherst Town Library as part of its “Sundays at 4” music series.

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