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Saturday, November 27, 1971
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' y J f5 T9P w- ir - !&- WASI-IINGiON 20 Bangor Daily News, Saf.-Sun., Nov. 27-28, 1971 Spokesman Says '-y Tijy-,y,,AAiy 1 Christmas Campaign Scheduled TR E S Q U E ISLE - The Presque Isle Community Christmas Association has announced the opening of the 25th annual campaign to provide Christmas dinners for needy families. It urged support of the annual Christmas project to "assure a happy holiday for every family in the community. The community Christmas program is sponsored by the Presque Isle Association, In cooperation with the Community Recreation Association. As in past years, the students from Northern Maine Vocational Technical Institute have assumed responsibility for collecting and reconditioning toys for children who need them for distribution through the community Christmas project. Last year, 79 Presque Isle families received Christmas dinners and gifts through contributions and individual, here. Attempts 8re made through schools, churches and welfare officials to coordinate such activity order to prevent duplication. Organizations and Individuals wishing to make contributions are asked to make checks pay. able to the Community Christmas Fund and mail to Mrs. Warren Horton, 41 State St., Presque Isle. Individuals who know of families needing help are asked to call the Community Center. Vocational Study Courses Slated At Van Bureu VAN BUREN Orrison Moody, director of the Vocational Program of School Administrative District 24 has announced that a program designed to develop job entry level skills is'1 operating at Van Buren District High School, It involves over 100 students in five areas. These include building con-struction, automotive mechanics, printing trades, food service trade and office occupations. In addition to skill development in the practice of each trade, related instruction in academics is provided through the other departments at the high school plus a skill training in getting and keeping a job in group, and individual counseling session conducted by Seth Gilman. Instructors in these programs are automotive, Charles Cote and David Morrow; building c onstruction, Garner Lajoie; printing trade, Peter Ashley; food services; Mrs. Barbara Besse ftnd office occupation is Seth Gilman. Charters Plan Holiday Party MADAWASKA The Mad-awaska Charters has met at the home of Mrs. Annie Cvr of Lille. Mrs. Cyr and Mrs. Mildred Gagnon of Van Buren were co-hostesses. Plans were made for the Christmas meeting to be held in December at the home of Mrs. Connie Baker. Miss Martine Pelletier of Van Buren was a guest and showed slides and told about her trip through Acadian Country last summer. The members present were Mrs. Ann Michaud, of Grand Isle, Mrs. Mira Michaud, Mrs, Beulah Lebel, Mrs. Yvonne Baker, Mrs. Leonie Bourgoin, Mrs. Connie Baker, Mrs. Cecile Pozzutte, Mrs. Marion Mac Donald. Mrs. Bernadette Mayhew all of Madawaska, and Mrs. Winnifred Page of French ville. Circle Elects Officer Slate WASHBURN - The Vera-Vic-toria Mission Circle has met in the choir room of the First BaDtist Church. Mrs. Vesta Stairs, chairman, presided over business matters. Election of officers was held with the following being installed. Mrs. Anita Dickinson, president; Mrs. Gloria Barnes treasurer; Mrs. Nancy Tarr, White Cross chairman; Mrs. Vesta Stairs Love Gift chairman. Programs and work was discussed for the coming meetings, Three quilts are to be made and one will get started at the next meeting, Dec. 16. The circle will be meeting on the third Thursday of each month. The love gift offering was dedicated by Mrs. Stairs. Nine members attended. New Citizens AT FORT KENT At Peoples Benevolent Hospital To Mr. and Mrs Hasley Jan dreau, Fort Kent, a son, Nov. 26. AT CARIBOU Cary Memorial Hospital To Mr. and Mrs. Hartley Levesque, Caribou, a son, Nov. 24. -J! i ; This storage shed on South Street at Calais is evidence of City Manager Harry Pascoes continuing efforts to save money for the border community. Sen. Violette Praises Adult Education VAN BUREN In observance of Adult Education month proclaimed by Gov. Kenneth M. Curtis, the Adult Education Center of School Administrative District 24 has held an open house. Gerald N. Levasseur, director of Alult Education of MSAD 24, introduced the guest speaker State Sen. Elmer Violette of Van Buren. Senator Violette addressed an assembly of close to 100 adult students and guests. He said, "there is a growing interest in adult education programs, because education is such a basic need in our society today. It is required in 'the performance of our most basic public responsibilities; the problems we face in our nation today need an informed citizenship for their solution. Commenting on the need for additional adult education programs in Maine, Violette said, "over 40 per cent of adults in Maine have not completed a high school education, what a waste of ouf most important resource. Local educators and we in government must expand these programs. Following Senator Violettes address, refreshments were served by members of the Van uren District High School National Honor Society and guests visited adult education classes. Delta Chapter Hears Talk And Views Slides PRESQUE ISLE - Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma met at the Westfield Consolidated School Tuesday evening with 26 members and two guests present. A fruit-filled turkey center-piece, the gift of Mrs. Hazel Hacker of Norway, Maine, was sent to Mrs. Rachel Clark of Fort Fairfield. President Doris Lamont conducted the business meeting. The program committee, comprised of Marjorie Winslow, Dons Chamberlain, Edith Slipp, Thelma Merritt and Phyllis Lord, presented the program theme, "meaningful contributions of women. Mrs. Winslow introduced Mrs. Thorboeg Bonderson of Woodland as the evening speaker. Mrs. Bonderson is active in extension work, and recently was a ppointed international chairman for the state of Maine. Because of this appointment, she was eligible for a European trip to Holland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. She showed slides and told highlights of her trip. Following the program a harvest food sale was held. The next meeting will be Jan. 25 at the Congregational Church in Presque Isle. Plans Concert For Christmas VAN BUREN - The St. Brunos Choir Society will hold a Christmas concert Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The 50-v o i c e Pholyphonic Choir, brass and organ, will sing 16 selections of French and English Christmas carols. The choir was reorganized in 1968 and is composed of four sections. It is directed by Gilies Nadeau, church organist, and assisted by Miss Sarah Mae Stewart, school teacher, at the organ, George Fournier on the trumpet and Emile Poitras on the trombone. Dr. Paul J. Cyr is the president and tenpr section leader, Wilfred Doucette is vice president, Robert Lagasse is treas urer, Peter Martin is secretary and bass section leader, Sister Joan Roy is Soprano section leader and Sandra Fongemie is the alto section leader. Last year, the choir made its first recording, "Life Everlasting, Ji i t 4 i 1 Built With Salvage Materials Girl Scouts Plan Elections EDMUNDS - The first groups of Girl Scouts to be organized in the Dennysville-Edmunds area during the past 15 years are now in (lie process of planning special scout elections and ceremonies. Spokesmen for the new troops have indicated that some work has already been accomplished in awarding of badges, and the groups are growing m both interest and numbers. Charter members of the new Brownie Troop include: Bonnie Sprague, Helen Dodge, Cindy Seeley, Rene Noyes, Kelley Griffin, Linda Seeley, Gladys Curtis, Laurie Hayward, Janice Lyon and Caroloy Seavey. Mrs. Donna Sprague is being assisted by Mrs. Karen Seeley. The Junior Troops charter members include Cindy Gar Narraguagus HARRINGTON The honor roll for the first ranking period at Narraguagus High School has been announced by Robert L. Feeney, principal. Honor students include: Highest honors: freshmen: Cindy Look, Cathleen Meserve. Juniors: Jean Bradbury, Paula Bradbury, Debra Dow, Cynthia Grant, Nancy Kelley, Eric Kennedy, Charlane McDaniel. Rachael Tangen, Lucille Willey. Seniors: Michael Bradbury, Cynthia Petersen, Gladys Seavey, Susan Vose, Bettina White. High ho o r s : freshmen: Joshua Gotkin, Teresa Kennedy, Terrie Kennedy. Sophomores: Pamela Campbell, Lisa McLaughlin, Sandra Meserve, Cathy Newenham, LaVone Pitman, Patti Stan-wood, Sydney Thibeau. Juniors: Valarie Corliss, Jeanie Grant, Belinda Hayward, Janice Looke, Judy Mitchell, Rona Stanwood, Nola Stewart, Sandra Strout, Jan Wood. Seniors: Rebecca Bradbury, Leah Grace, Stephen Homyaic, Brenda Kneeland, Debbie Pink-ham, Timothy Sawyer, Kathy Stoddard, Sheldon Trundy, Brenda West, Janice Worcester. Dow, Edwin Gray. Sheila Huckins, Harold Leighton, Mahoney, Peter McCord, Kenneth Perry, Dwinell Smith, Michael Strout, Richard Willey. Sophomores: Paula Bailey, Karen Barbee, Jane Crowley, Kirby Davis, linda Davis, Karen Dow, Teresa eldridge, Lorraine Foss, Jackie Gay, Deborah Grace, Donne Grant, Diane ITuckms, Darrell Look, Grace Needham, Jane Spizio, Karen Strout. Stewart Stanwood, Peggy Wieninger. J u n i o s : L inda Bailey, Thomas Breau. Kathy Brown, Linda Campbell. Paula Dow, Pattv Gordon. Cathy Leighton, Stanley Leighton. Robert Look, Ronnie Nelson. Terry Rumery, Jan Santerre, ITermena Seavey, Lorie Skinner, Martha Stanley, Lvnnette Stanwood, Roxanne White. Nathan Colien To Attend Health Talks EASTPORT - Nathan Cohen, who heads the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, will be attending the first assembly of the newly formed Marne Health Facilities Authority at Augusta on Dec. 2. Dr. Dean H. Fisher, Commissioner of the Department of Health Education and Welfare, called the meeting of all members of the appointed board. As a member of the board, Cohen will represent the interests of not only Eastport, but will share the interests of all of Washington Countys health facilities. i L'f ' ' " 1 . :ik a- Materials used In the structure came from the salvage of dilapidated structures. (Cloutier Photo) nett, Donna Prouty, Brenda Seeley, Linda Hayward, Vernice Dodge, Linda Sprague, Missy Lyons, Karen Kilby, Susan Maker, Cindy Cox, Debbie Lyon, Leann Seeley, Linda Sprague, Diane Curtis, Rhonda Jamieson and Mary Stevesn. Leaders for the Junior Troop are Mrs. Sndra Garnett and Mrs. Charlene Jones. Charter members of the Ca-dett Troop are Vicki Farley, April Kilby, Linda Lingley, Cindy Noyes, Sandra Seavey, Denise Wilcox, Gail Wilcox, Susan Cox, Juanita Curtis, Rene Dudley, Heather Hallowell, Mary Howard. Valerie Jamieson, Charyl Kilby, Brenda Lyon, Marilyn Seavey and Janie Wilder. The Cadette leadership includes Mrs. Mary McFadden and Mrs. Barbara Dodge. Honors Listed Seniors: BRUCE Arsenault, Barry Curtis , Garry Curtis, Carol Davis, Warren Do III, Kathy Haskell, Donita Jodan, Beverly Parker, Lynne Perry, Cynthia Sawyer, Bradley Simmons, Jane Stanley, Diane Strout, John Worcester, Machias Area Bookmobile Schedule Set MACHIAS The Washington County Bookmobile will mage the following stops durin gthe week of Nov. 30: Monday: Machiasport at the Fort OBrien school from 8:00 to 9:45 a.m.; Larrabee at the residence of Mrs. Thomas Holmes from 10 to 10:30 a.m.; Bucks Harbor at the General Store from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m.; Starboard at the residence of Herbert Rose from 11:15 to 11:-45 a.m.; Machiasport at the D. J. Chapel from 12:45 to 11:15 p.m. Tuesday: Cherryfield at the Elementary school from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Narraguagus at the Consolidated school from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Jonesboro at the Elementary -school and adult from 1:30 to 2:30 p.b. Wednesday: Beals at the Post Office from 9:30 to 10 a.m.; Beals at the school from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; South Addison at the residence of Mrs. Susan Davis from 12:30 to 1 p.m.; Cape Split at the residence of Lee Reiger from 1:15 to 2 p.m. Thursday: Pleasant Point at the Mission school from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.; Perry at the Farmer's Union Store from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m.; Perry at the school from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.; Rob-binston at the school from 11:30 a.m. to noon; Red Beach at the Fire Hall from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Friday: Holmes Bay at the school from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m.; Cutler at Geels Store from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.; Cutler at the school from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Coming Events AT EAST MACHIAS Nathan Cohen, chairman of the Washington County Democratic Committee hs called for a meeting of the county Democrats to be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the East Machias Fire Station. AT EASTPORT The women of St. Josephs Parish will hold a Christmas Fair and tea on Dec. 2. The fair will begin at 1 p.m. in the parish hall and will feature baked goods, candy, handiwork, wreaths. The tea will begin at 3 P m. Tickets are available now. Senior Citizens Hold Meeting At Milbridge MILBRIDGE - Stevedore Senior Citizens met at Youth Center Tuesday with 16 present. Meeting opened by President Mrs. Edith Crawford with Lords Prayer and flag salute. Secretary and Treasurer report were read and accepted. Senior J. Hollis Wyman presented the club with a check to buy gifts for patients at the Winter Haven Nursing Home for Christmas. II a n c o ck and Washington counties were invited to meet Dec. 5 at 7:30 at Husson College. Dec, 7 the group will have a Christmas party for patients at the Winter Haven Nursing home, and Dec. 14 they will have their annual Christmas party at Winter Haven Nursing Home. Each member is asked to bring a wrapped gift for the tree. It was voted to appoint Mrs. Lydia Haycock in charge of games. The program was on Thanksgiving with readings by Mrs. Marjorie Hammond, Mrs Sarah, Morse. Miss Pauline Hay ford, Mrs, Clara Russell, Mrs Mry Adams, Mrs. Lydia Hay-coCk, Mrs. Crawford, song by Mrs. Georgia Dawes, Refresh ments were served by Mrs. Ivor Ball, Mrs. Annie Willey and Mrs. Phyllis Coffin. Others attending the meeting were Mrs Geneva Rolfe, Mrs. Eva Winslow, Herbert Hammond, Bell Burgess and Joseph Lindsey. The grange met in regular session Wednesday night with Past Master Dana Sargent presiding in place of the Master. A donation was given to Home of Little Wanderers. Program was on Thanksgiving with readings and poems by Mrs, Ivor Ball, Mrs. Dorothy Hoi land, Mrs. Mary Sargent, Mrs Coris Beal, Tim Sargent, Clara D. Russell, and Mrs. Russell was lecturer protem. Hazardous Thanksgiving Day At Iloulton HOULTON Driving conditions were extremely hazardous Thanksgiving day in Houlton and surrounding area following the onset of the snowstorm which began about 2 p.m. however, only two minor accidents were reported, according to the Houlton Police Department. Records at the flight service station of the Federal Aviation Administration at Houlton In-t ernational Airport indicated that about 6 of snow had fallen in the 24-hour period up to Friday afternoon with only about 4 on the ground due to the run-off from the moderate rainfall early Friday. Light snow flurries Friday afternoon were expected to diminish by night with clear skies evident throughout the weekend. Chamber Plans Definition Of Activities PRESQUE ISLE - Expansion of existing coitimittees and further definition of their activities is the aim of a Nov. 29 meeting of the general membership of the Presque Isle Chamber of Commerce. The meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the ballroom of the Northeastland Hotel. In making the announcement, Chamber President Irwin Porter said the nucleus of six committees has been at work for the past two weeks. The committees have begun studies of general traffic patterns in the city; reuse of the urban renewal area; growth and expansion of the airport; hospital expansion; development corporation and industrial committee goals; and the rehabilitation and improvement of the central business district. Coming Events AT STEUBEN The Steuben Sidewalk Society will hold a Christmas sale in the Parish House Thursday at 1:30 p. m. Machias Music Will Die If Public Funds Unavailable MACHIAS - The president of the Machias Band Boosters Club said Friday that within two years the Machias Music Department will be non-existent, unless public funds are made available to again restore basic music and band classes within the elementary and secondary phases of the school system. Mrs. Alayne M. Willard, head of the club, said that the first band practice of the school year was held Tuesday at Machias High School. But the practice scheduled represented a part-time class under the direction of Assistant Professor John R. Akins of the University of Maine at Machias, The Cutler educator is offering his services m cooperation with the Band Boosters Club, which is seeking to help restore a semblance of interest in the band at the high school level. The elementary grades have no music. "We have $962.03 in our Band Boosters treasury. This money was not raised this year; it has accumulated over the past few years. To show the students our concern, it was voted by the members to use this money to hire a part-time band director, to encourage the high school students to practice music again. "We also care about the chorus, the Junior High Band, and the string instruments but we do not have the necessary finances to help them or any feasible way to raise that kind Miss Betty Humphries and her, Lady Luck, have earned hundreds of horse show awards over the past 13 years and have won champion Champion Rider Uses Horse Psychology To Win Bv PETER BETTS NEWS Correspondent PERRY - The 20 year old daughter of one of Washington Countys commissioners who holds the barrel racing and pole bending championships in both Maine and the Maritime Provinces of Canada, is continuing to prove her skills in the field of education and animal psychology. During the past two years, Betty Humphries and her mount Lady Luck have remained undefeated in major competition. In all, she has been awarded nine state championships. Earlier this month the pretty blue-eyed Perry native achieved her tour de force at the Atlantic World Fair in Halifax. Nova Scotia. At the fair, . she and Lady captured first honors in both barrel racing and pole bending. Miss Humphries proficiency in equestrian skills did not develop overnight, nor without hard work. Riding for 13 years now, Betty had her start with a pony at the age of 7. She has owned and trained five ponies and horses since that time. The petite rider recalled joining the Baring 4-II Club at the age of 8, and valued her 4-H years as being very informative and helped my knowledge of horses a Jot I was a charter member, and I owe much of my success to Bernie Doten who Organized the Bari g chapter and continued active in 4-H work throughout the state. At the age of l3, Berry acquired a palomino. She named the horse Sonny and toured the state with him during 1966. The horse she rides now, Lady Luck, came to the Humphries farm at the age of 4. Offering some insight into of money. After we pay for a part-time director for two one-and-one-quarter hour sessions per week and pay the cost of the band room in the gym, the treasury will be depicted, she explained. The president commented that the initial session Tuesday appeared to restore some feeling of incentive among the band members, many of which have not continued to practice on their instruments at home since the school music program was scrapped at the start of the school year. "The tragedy is, that the dub will not abe able to finance enough of the music programs to keep it in the schools, it will fail completely unless the club's efforts are supplemented in an outstanding way through appropriated funds, she noted. She told the NEWS that she was very discouraged to realize that the clubs good intentions "are being misrepresented and used to mislead Machias citi zens into believing that the club can support a music program in the schools. To emphasize her point, she confirmed that six Machias residents turned out to offer their support to the club m its efforts. The club meets monthly, but will conduct a special meeting Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. i the band room of the high school gym. Discussion will involve an upcoming tag day activity, 7 4 ' ' f A v The Champions how she is able to train her horses into racing excellence, she explained that by allowing Lady Luck to compete with Sonny over a span of three years she finally entered her nwe western horse into championship competition. Horse Psychology In a statement, which might lead some people to believe that horse psychology should be incorporated into the principles of human psychology, she said, I train my horses firmly, but as gently as I possibly can. A horse beaten and forced to run, wont give the speed that a horse enjoying to run will. I concentrate on making each event as interesting to my horse, as it is for myself. i The ingenuous equestrienne admitted having encountered some criticism of her training program, along the show circuit. Elaborating, she mentioned that she had been unable to attend the first heat of the recent barrel races in Halifax, but was able to find another rider to put Lady through her paces. As a result, the new rider and Lady turned in the fastest time of the first he t.Wilh eyes twinkling, she declared triumphantly: That should quiet a few people who have claimed that my horses wont perform for other riders! Barrel racing and pole bending are timed events. Basically, barrel racing entails circling three barrels in a clover leaf fashion. Pole bending requires the contestants to weave in and out of six poles in line eighteen feet apart. Riders touching either barrels or poles w'hile passing by them are penalized by having extra seconds added to their times, The racers are timed to a hundredth of a and other means of raising funds for the band program. In order to conduct the "Meeting in the band room of the gym, the club members will have to pay $3 50 per hour to the school for rental of lights and heat. Also, a band practice or any other users of the gym requires a similar rental charge. The pee-wee basketball players, which now number 78, arc beinf? assessed $10 50 each,, Saturday for the gvm practice session. Basketballs and other equipment for the players from grades three through eight have been purchased through special federal funds. - The varsitv basketball team has scheduled a slate of games which will commence on Dee. 3 with Stevens Academy of Blue Hill. B'it the cost of renting the gym will come entirely from the gate receipts. No funds have been aopropnated for sujmort of the basketball program. Volunteers from the Athletic Boosters will collect tickets at, the doors. Monday at 7-30 p. m.', Machias voters will have another opportunity to moot school expenses, whch are currently running in the red. The soooial town meeting warrant call? for Machias voters to authorize the selectmen to borrow tin to $20.-000 to keen the srhools onen until Feb. 15. The school system is currently expending the final few dollars of a 8143,000 local appropriation of 1971. ships in both the U. S. and Canada. Their most recent victories were at the Atlantic Winter Fair in Halifax, N. S. (Betts Photo) second, much in the same manner as slalom skiers are. Only Rider Betty said she is the youngest of three children. Entierh of her two older brothers, Austin nor t Robert claim any equestria leanings. Her father, chairman Benjamin S. Humphries of the Washington County Board of Commissioners chooses to pilot his airplane instead of a horse, and her mother. Flora, doesnt ride horses either. However, they have been very instrumental in encouraging their daughters riding career. Commenting on her parents support, Betty said Mom and dad take a real interest in my riding. Many parents push their children into interests and careers. ... my parents work right along with me. Dad is a busy man, but he still finds time to' study horse shoeing and picks up pointers from the exports we meet along the circuit. Miss Humnhries teaches riding at her parents dairy farm home in Perry during the Rummer months, and ,skiis and skates during the wintry das. In addition to her outdoor interests, she has also poven herself in the field of formal education. She is currently a member of the junior class at the University of Maine; in Orono. You guessed it, she instructs horseback riding at UMO and has a double major: biology and physical education. She admits being able to maintain a scholastic average slightly better than 3 0 1 and plans to tpach physical education to children. ' What about Lady? i her mistress is considering retiring the prize winner, and has established plans for breeding! and training her next champion? r,

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