Thumbing the Files for Jan. 31

71 years ago, 1948

Milford police investigated 21 accidents since the beginning of the year. Most of them were minor and blamed on slipper roads.

Milford High School correspondent Nancy Fitch reported that the school would have two representatives in the “Miss Cheerleader of 1948” contest — Joan Anderson and Kathryn Howe. She also said that the February school play would be “Jane Eyre.”

The Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing “Green Dolphin Street” with Lana Turner, Van Heflin, and Donna Reed. The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton was showing “Discovery,” a documentary by Admiral Richard E. Byrd, plus episode 9 of the serial “Jack Armstrong.”

Perry E. Joslin of South Lyndeborough was appointed local real estate appraiser for G.I. loans by the Veterans’ Administration.

30 years ago, 1989

The Milford School District predicted that it would need additional classroom space by 1992 because of continued student growth in the primary grades.

Sophomore guard Shauna Carter scored 41 points to lead the Wilton Warriors to a 79-61 win over Concord Christian. Coach Diane Doran said that during her six years of coaching girls’ basketball at the school, she could not recall anyone scoring 40 or more points.

Milford police Chief Steven Sexton said his department needed three new cruisers.

Brookline’s cooperative high school study committee was examining the possibility of a co-op or AREA school arrangement with Milford.

20 years ago, 1999

Local cable television provider Harron Communications announced that it would add the Fox Family Channel, ESPN 2, Comedy Central, the Cartoon Network, and the History Channel to its Cable Plus package and would adjust prices accordingly.

Milford School Board member Keith Herman announced he would not seek a second term, but board member Charlene Dooley said she would seek re-election. Herman, a Republican, had been named assistant majority leader of the state Legislature by House Speaker Donna Sytek.

The Souhegan High girls basketball team ran its record to 7-2. Emily Spaulding scored 21 points as the Sabers beat Goffstown, 48-29, then scored 16 as Souhegan beat Sanborn 51-37. In that game, Stephanie Wilson added 15 points for the Sabers.

The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton was showing “Elizabeth” and “Dancing at Lughnasa.”

15 years ago, 2004

Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry won the New Hampshire Democratic Primary. Incumbent President George W. Bujsh won on the Republican side.

Sean McNamara won the Amherst Middle School spelling bee in grades 5-8.

Two Milford Middle School students were disciplined after they were found with .22 caliber bullets in their possession on school grounds.

Kristin Calvetti and Maygan Cassarino each scored 13 points, but the Milford High School girls basketball team fell to Lebanon, 64-41.