The Bangor Daily News from Bangor, Maine on July 25, 1975 · 12
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The Bangor Daily News from Bangor, Maine · 12

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Friday, July 25, 1975
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Bongor Doily Newt Fridoy July 25 1975 w Camden cinema plans nostalgia current films By John Hubbard NEWS Correspondent CAMDEN - It’s been years since a regular movie theater has been run in this town where night entertainment and shopping opportunities are provided by small businesses But the 'Bay view Street Cinema has changed all that bringing a wide variety of films to what has become a one-stop entertainment center The films which are slated for showings at the upstairs theater run by Douglas Hall and Dennis Hawkesworth of DH Enterprises inclue a WC Fields festival probably much like those films shown in Camden’s now defunct Comique which was torn down in 1941 The theater follows the Sineral decorating style of e Bayview Street Garage and Peter Ott's Tavern reflecting the nostalgic days of the early 1900’s A portrait from the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" is hanging and the owners have even posed for a similar portrait in period costumes The movies return to Camden A regular cinema has finally opened in Camden after years without one The Bayview Street Cinema plans to show nostalgia flicks in addition to current films (Hubbard Photo)' Searsport calls meeting on town dock extension By Emmett Meara NEWS Rockland Bureau SEARSPORT - A special town meeting will rbe held Aug 11 to seek approval of a $25000' expenditure to extend the town' dock 185 feet (56 meters) as well as complete a four feet (12 meters) dredging project There is little doubt that the measure will pass since there is an outright grant of $101000 from the New England Regional Planning Commission for the job In addition the towns share of $25000 will come from revenue sharing Conservation area wins top honors ROCKPORT - The Knox - Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation Districtct (SWCD) has won top honors in the 28th annual Goodyear Conservation Award program The first place District in the statewide competition Marijuana count faces young man MADISON - Mark A Cummings 20 Main Street Madison was arrested July 23 on a charge of illegal possession of marijuana ty Madison police officer Brude Gilbert assisted by Cpl Daniel Cote of the Maine State Police Skowhegan barracks Gilbert told the NEWS that becoming suspicious of Cummings’ actions he approached the car and saw what he described as marijuana protruding from beneath the car seat A search of the vehicle resulted in the recovery of an estimated four ounces of bagged leaves Cote was called for advice Cummings was arrested and his car impounded Further questioning of Cummings and others led the officers to a location in the rear of a Main Street business establishment where plants were discovered They were recovered and Gilbert estimated the weight as from five to six ounces including stalks One measured 47 inches in Gilbert said that he had been working on the case several months and termed the seizure the largest of its kind by the Madison Police Department Cummings was released on personal recognizance bail dnd will be arraigned Aug 4 was chosen for exceptional accomplishments in resource management and development according to an announcement by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co cosponsors of the contest with the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Plaques noting the award were presented to the winning District and to the second place District Kennebec County SWCD during the summer meeting of the Maine Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Rockport July 24 - 25 Expenses - paid vacation - study trips to Goodyear Farms and the Wigwam resort in Arizona are planned in December for a member of the Knox -Lincoln SWCD Board of Supervisors and a representative of Pease Brothers named by the district as its outstanding cooperators Brothers William and John Pease of Hope were named Outstanding District Cooperator s for 1974 by the Knox Lincoln SWCD During the last several years the partners have constructed extensive surface and subsurface drainage on their dairy farm east of Hobbs Pond The two are carrying on a tradition of conservation practices begun by their father Ralph Pease who became a cooperator in 1949 Over the years the 283 acre farm has been the site of pond construction clearing of rocks and brush application of lime seed and fertilizer selective cutting of woodlands and cultivation of bluebdrry acreage Changes have been made in the partnership’s dairy herd use of woodland and an orchard The brothers are both family men and active in local community and social activities Town Manager Peter Garland said demands on the existing town dock have made it obvious that an extension is needed To get the project rolling Garland talked with the Eastern Maine Development District seeking a 79 per cent grant While waiting for approval of the Searsport application Garland said he noticed that President Gerald Ford had signed a bill creating special grants for projects creating jobs in a community Garland applied through the governor’s office several weeks ago Last week the governors office informed town officials that a $101000 grant had been approved Garland said the project will now be done a year early with less municipal participation in expenses Although revenue sharing laws would have prohibited the use of funds for the EMDD project as matching funds they can be used for the NERPC plan He estimated it would take several months after the special town meeting to approve needed permits from the state and federal government Prock Marine Co of Rockland which will do the job has estimated the job could be started in September and completed in January The unusually heavy fog this year on Penobscot Bay has forced some of Camden's windjammer fleet into Searsport not a usual stop It was stated by businessmen that the windjammer customers bring money with them on their shore visits “We have a lot of attractions in Searsport including the marine museum? Garland said We might be able to get on their regular schedule with the longer dock” he said The dredging project excavating four feet (12 meters) at low tide would mean the windjammers could come up to the town dock rather than anchoring in the harbor The EMDD estimated that the project would create 25 new jobs in the construction field and another 20 jobs from the economic impact Garland reported Garland said that the dock would also mean an increase in both pleasure and small commercial craft by complementing the existing boat ramp "on eof the nicest on the coast" he said Tenants union seeks members Hall explained Tuesday that while he owns the building which includes the Camden Herald the garage and the tavern he rents space to all except the theater and printing house management Improvements to the premises have been done over the past 10 years he has owned the building The brick structure used to be occupied by the Camden Tanning Corp Hall said As to how he and his partner Hawkesworth got into the theater business Hall said simply “I saw that I had enough room and space for it ana I had been looking for a space for a theater with a very good friend in the construction business He said this would be great" Hawkesworth although interested in movies from a technical standpoint since he was a teenager is not trained specifically in projection movie - making or acting He is a graduate of Fordham University where he studied law Law just doesn’t interest him as much as movies he said Hall publisher of the Camden Herald has been involved in movie theater showings before however He ran the Fabulous Flicks series in Camden during the past five years but that was only two months out of the year and just once a week he said so no one could say that during that time Camden had a regular theater The problems the partners face now are availahility and delivery of the 16mm film reels they have promised future viewers Among these are the WC Fields films and “Blowup” a film about an English photographer Not all the films will be strictly popular ones Hawkesworth says he likes the classic films such as those at the Dover -Foxcroft Film Museum and films by such roducers as Truffaut and rgman mm r I " : '--iv Goddess hopefuls Maine’s new sea goddess will be crowned August 1 at the Maine Seafoods Festival in Rockland From left to right are contestants Nancy Brannan Sharlene Abbott and Nikki Molloy all 18 of Rockland Discussion of high school in Camden is held off CAMDEN — Discussion of proposals to build a new high school complex to serve Camden and Rockport students was held off Thursday night as SAD 28 directors clarified specific items in the proposal among themselves Before the meeting started residents of the two towns who attended the meeting were told that a question and answer period would be held after directors reviewed action taken during a Tuesday night meeting and discussed possibilities of either expanding existing facilities or rebuilding the high school on property in Rockport At 9:30 pm the directors were still hearing arguments from Building Committee Chairman Comer Shop's a friendly nook ROCKPORT - “I was scared” Beth Allen admitted Wednesday of her plunge into private business “It was Jan 28 at 2 in the aftemoop” she remembered to the hour the day she took over ownership of Rockport’s Corner Shop which has long been a gathering place for locals Sitting across from Union Hall which until recently was the location of the town’s post office the Comer Shop draws a stream of regulars mostly people Beth has known well since her days in high school “I used to work here” she said of the shop “That was in high school I bought it because I like it” Between joking exchanges among friends who drop by at least part of any day may be spent in inventory work with distributor’s representatives She is the sole proprietor of the shop and works at the job on the basis of her high school experience “I’m president but don’t say that It doesn’t sound so good does it?" The reason for her title is that the store has been incorporated The “Inc” part of the name however doesn’t appear on the outside of the shop and little is said about it At least one thing to contend with being owner of a coffee and variety shop is the perpetual complaint about the coffee Usually this comes from the local police chief who said Wednesday that he would allow himself to Ije quoted as saying “It’s the worst coffee m town” while he ordered a second cup Robert Curran and other members while some citizens became impatient and left the gathering Among those who left was Mrs Charlotte Iserbyt a champion of local determination and conservative activist who commented that the directors "would have been better advised to allow an open discussion of the issues Several times during the i meeting local real' estate agent Douglas Green indicated that eh would like to contribute to the discussion but was told that ample time would be allowed at the end of the meeting Directors presented prepared budget statements supporting the building of a new school on what is known as the Simonton Property in Rockport They cited excessive costs and inadequate space requirements as prohibiting expansion of the existing facilities ROCKLAND An area tenants union will seek organization along landlord lines in the future it was i decided by the organization Thursday A half dozen members expressed the desire to seek new members and spread information on landlords with members canvassing together all the buildings owned by a particular person Lead po’soning and LD 1847 legislation dealing with lead poisoning will be discussed Thursday at 24 Oak St LD 1847 requires the public posting of buildings in which the danger of lead poisdning in children is great It sets up a framework for damage suits and sets a penalty of six months imprisonment or fines for non compliance Mark Ribot of Burketville denied earlier press reports that the tenants union is The Department of Education has approved $43 million in state funds for construction of a new school in the Camden Rockport area But the issue will be brought before voters in the district including the CSD towns of Appleton Hope and Lincolnville before local approval of the project After a Series of voters information meetings has been conducted the referendum will be held with the results reported to the state along with complete building specifications for the new facility Caged kittens attract girl Tatnmie Spring of Cushing admires kittens at the Colonial Pet Shop on Main Street in Rockland Pet shop owner Chester Vreeland said that ke has sold about 500 cats during the past 18 months (Hubbard Photo) Pet shop's cats bring business By John Hubbard NEWS Correspondent ROCKLAND - One of Main Street’s biggest attractions at least for the ounger set is the Colonial et Shop where most summer days a set of wire cages crammed full of kittens remains outside on the sidewalk They an grey and orange and black Kittens — and loads of youngsters stop to play with them 1 Proprietor Chester Vreeland admits that the cats are there for a purpose and bring customers into the shop all day he also said Wednesday that he doesn't make any money on kitten sales As many as 500 kittens have been sold to people passing by the shop in the last year and a half Vreeland said He will take a kitten from anyone who wants to get rid of one and only Charges $1 for a male ana $2 for a female for the service of taking them off the hands of their unwilling owners The fees pay for some of the food and cat litter he said Nothing in the pet shop could attract children more than a bunch of month - old kittens "I have to charge $158 for the kittens" Vreeland said “I f I didn’t charge for them the kids would come in here and take them and throw them into the street" Vreeland said that he’s seen some people do just that after getting hold of a cat So he charges enough to prevent the abuse NEWSworthy Church fair posted SOUTH THOMASTON - A church fair sponsored by the People’s Methodist Church will be held nere Saturday July 2fl on the lawn of the Little Red Schoolhouse In the event of rain the fair will move indoors at the school Various items including candy cooked food hand work quilts pillows ana potted plants will be on sale The Methodist Youth Group will sell candles hot dogs and soft drinks Man hurt as trucks collide PORT CLYDE A Tenants Harbor man was injured when a pickup truck in which he was riding struck two other vehicles about 10:15 pm Wednesday In “good condition" with a fractured jaw was David C Kilpinen 28 State Police said he was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Gary R Morse 29 of Thomaston State Trooper Charles A Fi lie brown said that the Morse Vehicle collided with another truck driven by Forestt “Crowe” Morris 72 Both Morris and his 12 year old grandson Franz were injured slightly and were treated ana released in Knox County General Hospital Fillebrown said Morse will be charged with operating to endanger leaving the scene of an accident and operating after suspension The Morris vehicle was totalled and the Morse vehicle suffered $1500 damage A third vehicle parked near the scene of the accident in the village of Port Clyde belonging to Ernest Wilson of Port Clyde suffered several hundred dollars damage police said Blueberry queen to be picked UNION — The coronation of the 1975 State of Maine Blueberry Queen will climax an evening at the fairgrounds here Aug 22 Events preceding the coronation will include a blueberry pie - eating conest and entertainment by a musical group At 8:30 pm a decorated float bearing this year’s blueberry princesses and the 1974 blueberry queen Cindy Brooks of union will progress to the racetrack stage for the coronation ceremony Uniform - clad Maine Maritime Cadets will escort the queen candidates on stage for short interviews followed by the announcement of this year’s queen The 1975 State of Maine Blueberry Queen will receive a $100 check from the Union Fair Association and a silver trophy from the King Reid shows The public is invited to witness the new blueberry queen’s first official act -cutting of the blueberry studded coronation cake at the exhibition hall immediately following the coronation ceremony Anyone interested in becoming a blueberry queen contestant (must be between the ages of 17 and 25) should conteact Mrs Bonnie Packard before the Aug 1 deadline Pendleton watercolors to be shown ISLESBORO - The historical society will sponsor a retrospective snow of Van Pendleton's wutercolors at town hull Aug 8 9 and 10 from 1-4 pm Anyone owning paintings by this local artist and wishing to have them included in the show should contact a member of the planning committee — Mrs George Duffy Mrs Douglas Frame Mrs Lloyd T Pendleton Mrs Philo Hutcheson or David Evelyn affiliated with United Low Income Expressing disappointment at the low turnout Thursday members decided there might be some hesitancy for prospective union members to come to private homes An effort will be made to secure a public meeting place possibly a church within the next few weeks Sixth District Court ROCKLAND The following cases were heard in Sixth District Court on Monday before Judge Paul A MacDonald Roland E Harford 19 Rockland operating under the influence of intoxicating liquors $150 Jeffrey R Falla 22 Tenants Harbor operating under the influence $150 Stephen E Widdecombe 23 Rockland operating under the influence $150 Edwin L' Martz 19 South Hope two counts possession of stolen goods (lobster traps) fines totaling $150 Lin wood “Inky" Holmes 27 Rockland assault $100 fine Isaac Young 24 Warren assault and battery $25 fine Bruce Johnson 18 Rockland disorderly conduct $25 fine Michael S Wentworth 25 Rockland disorderly conduct $25 fine Kendall Chandler 20 Rockland operating to endanger $100 fine David E Pettee 17 Camden operating to endanger $100 fine Carl Cederberg 52 Rockland offering clams for sale without license no appearance warrant of arrest issued Flora Pearse 39 Lincolnville uninspected vehicle $10 fine Jerry C Mank 20 Waldoboro operating without a license $25 fine James H Nash 18 Union unsafe vehicle $25 suspended Herb Staples 19 Camden stop sign $20 fine Derek J Davidson 17 Union stop sign $25 fine Winona G Vannah 50 Camden improper turn $25 fine Terrance J Young 19 Lincolnville operating on sidewalk $25 Michael E Lunt 18 Friendship operating without license $25 fine Peppy Watts 14 Martinsville unregistered motor cycle $20 fine operating without license $25 fine Caroline L Shrier 27 Rockland allowing dog to roam $25 fine Frederick Powell 19 Brockton Mass false alarm $100 fine The following have been charged with speeding: Gardiner W Fuller 16 Liberty $35 fine 30 day license suspension Jocelyn N Bryant 18 Tenants Harbor $20 James T McManus 52 East Winthrop $20 Richard R Lavoie 32 Auburn $20 Kenneth L Bickford 20 Rockland $25 fine Joseph Baum 20 Rockland $25 Chris A Grover 15 Warren $20 Guests due at Glen Cove Bible sessions ROCKLAND - Dr Lester Pipkin and Dr Charles Ellington will be the ‘speaker and special musician respectively at the Glen Cove Bible Conference during the week of July 26 Dr Pipkin as founder and president of the Appalachian Bible Fellowship in West Virginia oversees an active ministry in higher education summer youth work Bible conferences and evangelism He serves on the board of the American Association of Bible Colleges Dr Ellington is chairman of the music education department at Bob Jones University The wummer Bible conference is a ministry of Christian schools ut Glen Cove Each conference features specail speakers and musical talent The conference is structured for family participation and includes morning study sessions and an evening meeting The public is welcomed ut the evening chaiwl of Christian schools at Glen Cove L

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