Thumbing the Files for June 28

75 years ago, 1943

Ideas and suggestions calculated to aid the busy housewife and streamline her household duties so that she would have more time for war work were to be discussed at a meeting of the Health for Victory Club in Milford Town Hall.

The State Theatre in Nashua was showing “Lady of Burlesque” with Barbara Stanwyck, plus “Crime Doctor” with Warner Baxter.

Nationally, there was concern about the lack of farm workers, many of whom had gone into the armed forces or into industrial jobs.

About 70 Boy Scouts from several local towns were to start a three-day camporee in Wilton near the Horseshoe area of the Souhegan River.

55 years ago, 1963

Wilton, Milford and Amherst announced their “zip code” numbers, expected to speed the distribution of mail throughout the country. They were Milford, 03055; Wilton, 03086, and Amherst, 03031.

The Preservation Hall Band was to play in Greenfield on July 4.

Three members of the Trail Blazers 4-H Horse Club of Amherst took part in the Bedford Westerneer Riding Club’s horse show and gymkhana. They were Harvey Smith, Sally Lindabury, and Peggy Davis.

The P.J. Currier Lumber Co., Inc., celebrated its grand opening on Route 101A in Amherst.

30 years ago, 1988

Milford Selectman Avery Johnson, 55, was killed when the ultralight he was flying crashed in Pembroke. Police said it was unlikely they would ever know what caused the motor of the plan to stall or fail.

Among the acts scheduled to perform at the Folkway in Peterborough in July were David Mallett, Cosy Sheridan and Bill Morrissey.

An additional 500 Amherst homes were targeted for hook-up to cable television by the end of 1989 by Americable Group.

“The Land of OZ” was to open at Andy’s Playhouse in Wilton on July 7. It was based upon the second book in the OZ series by L. Frank Baum, adapted for Andy’s by Joan Sand of the Portland Stage Company.

10 years ago, 2008

The results of the 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, taken by 844 Souhegan High School students, showed that they were drinking a bit more, smoking a bit more tobacco and marijuana, having a bit more sex but also exercising more and eating more fruts and vegetables.

Bill Dod was stepping down as athletic director at Souhegan High School.

In Milford High School sports awards, Mark Howard and Heather Blase were named Most Outstanding Seniors.

Karen Walker, owner of Karen’s Kollectibles on the Milford Oval, asked people to bring in photos of servicepeople, past and present, for her to display in the store’s window on July 4 to honor men and women of the armed forces.