Thumbing the Files for June 14

75 years ago, 1943

Christine H. Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Moore of Milford, and a second lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps, reported for duty in North Africa.

Amherst youngsters ranging in age from fifth graders to high school formed a drum and bugle corps under the direction of Paulyne Dick.

Loretta Aveni was elected president of the Woman’s Catholic Club of St. Patrick Church in Milford.

The Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing “Traitor Within” with Donald M. Barry and Jean Parker.

55 years ago, 1963

A a special Milford town meeting, the majority of the 68 voters attending, voted to approve $10,000 to buy a new forest fire truck with an 800-gallon tank.

Ernest Ciardelli, who served as commander of Milford’s Harley-Sanford VFW post for 1962-63, was named “Commander of the Year” for the state and presented a trophy and a diamond pin.

Caroline Jowders, a past president and active member of the Harley-Sanford VFW Auxiliary was elected the state auxiliary department president.

Milford High School was one of six in the nation selected to take part in a project to improve teaching. It was the only high school in New Hampshire selected for the summer program at Andover Academy in Andover, Mass., sponsored by the Ford Foundation.

30 years ago, 1988

Shannon Testa of Milford took a silver medal in the girls’ softball throw at the statewide Special Olympics at the University of New Hampshire. She was a member of the Wilkins School team of Amherst.

Roger Robinson was to play Midge in “I’m Not Rappaport” at the American Stage Festival in Milford, opening its 14th season.

Among the June performers at the Folkway in Peterborough were Shawn Colvin and Tom Paxton.

Clark School in Amherst was to celebrate its 50th anniversary with an ice cream social.

The Cabinet announced it would drop its coverage of Temple and Greenville to concentrate on its seven core towns of Milford, Amherst, Wilton, Lyndeborough, Mont Vernon, Brookline, and Mason.

10 years ago, 2008

Milford High School’s girls softball team was to play Coe-Brown in the semi-finals of the Class I state tournament. Lindsay Lozeau was expected to pitch for the Spartans. Wilton-Lyndeborough’s Warriors went 20-0 during the regular season and played Woodville in the semis at Plymouth State College.

Milford Police Chief Fred Douglas’ crackdown on motorcycle noise, especially around the Milford Oval, was mentioned in the Boston Globe in a story about how noise ordinances are rarely enforced in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The Globe said, “one exception is Milford, N.H., where … Douglas has begun a crackdown on the noisy machines.”

Best-selling author John Connolly was to speak at the Toadstool Bookshop in Milford.