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Biddeford Sanford Journal Tribune (Newspaper) - May 26, 1977, Biddeford, Maine York county residents receive mpg degrees journal Tribune thursday May 26, 1977--3_ s 11 Portland a degrees were awarded to several York county graduates at the University of Maine Portland Gorham commencement exercises saturday mat graduates from Biddeford were Steven m Bedell. Patricia p Lemay. Dorothy a Smith Linda b Wood Janice a Deroche. Timothy j Donahue Priscille Gagnon Elizabeth a Girard Joseph a Letendre scrimshaw exhibit at St. Francis Biddeford or William f. Bergen of Kennebunk has loaned his collection of scrimshaw and whaling artefacts to the St Francis College Library for the next five weeks. On display is a wooden Calendar that looks like a Backbone along with Many other interesting unusual gadgets and Art objects made by whalers during their Long months at sea. The whale men made a great variety of objects from Ivory and Wood with remarkable skill and delicacy surgical tools Kitchen and sewing implements canes cribbage boards As Well As pictures etched on whale Teeth or Bergen has also included modern examples of scrimshaw and Eskimo carvings in his collection the Library is open every weekday from 8 30 . To 5 n m the Public is invited to View the exhibit free of charge. Button clubs hold annual meeting Alfred a the York county Button club and the Friendship Button club held their annual joint meeting recently. Following a luncheon at Leeds the group adjourned to the Home of or. And mrs Carl Harmon. Springvale members of the Friendship club present were Bertha Wiley of Naples. Tynne Bjorklund of Norway. Elsie Spaulding and Helen Maxfield of Harrison Georgic Leland of Denmark. Ida Hudson of Bridgton and Eva Bearce who recently celebrated her 96th birthday of South Paris. York county Button a club members present Katherine Morgan Betty Outhuse and Cynthia Libby of Limerick Dorothy Gile. Harriet Pfuntner and Dorothea Nutter of Alfred and Helen Harmon. Springvale. The next meeting of the York county club will be held at the Home of or and mrs. Harmon on june 15. Maryann Lovely Norman Jane Robinson. Blaine p r credit. Robert Gagnon Norman i flamme Robert Smith and Janet r. R Parisien Turner jr., Paul m Dube Marc r Gauvin Linda j a Lizotte Anna m Trottier from Saco David a Cross John c. Wingfield. Charles Massie jr., Barry m Reardon. Susan g Shorey. Marc Bru Rielle Theresa m Diffin Donald p. Jarry Samuel Osher Debra Bedell Norma l. Dion Norman f Simard. Mark l. Friedman Carlene m Gagne Joanne k Spear Richard Boislard John c Hanusek Richard e Pike David p Ste Marie and Linda m Valentine from old Orchard Beach Kathleen e Dobber. Linda a Maloy Ellen t Pennell. Robert e Racine Gail r Summey Alice i Golojuch Lawrence h. Newell Edward j o Neill Robert p Roy Francis j. Manduca Richard s Golojuch. Steven t Fregeau and Denise s. Leroux from Kennebunk Michael s Littlefield Jon c. Ackley Nancy a Kneeland Gloria Nadeau Darlene a Sweet. Marion c. Husser. Jean l Morton. Deborah l rom Prev. Donna r. Nedeau Janet e Thayer and Bruce n Young. From Kennebunkport h Stedman Seavey. Suzanne h Ronan Jacqueline Williams and Jane a Rose from Ocean Park Michael e Roy and Susan a Walker from Cornish Jean a. Sturgeon and Paul j Balzer. From East Waterboro David j Abbott. From Limerick Nickie l. Carroll and Wendy s Morton. From Limington Debra b Paulin from Hollis. Steven a. Wilder from Hollis Center Phyllis l Allen. John e usher and Donald Dodge from Buxton Michael f Verre from West Buxton Jeannette m. Young. Georgianna Baker. Patricia a Dendron Cathy a Gerrish. Gloria Hawkes Paul r Wyman and Joseph r constant. From Alfred Danielle m Torrey. From Sanford Gerard e Charette. Martin e. Cormier Dennis m. Doiron Joseph l r. Doiron. Doris Cantin Patricia j. Conley Marcia k Kimball. Sandra h Michaud. Jacqueline m Johnson. Andrea l Mabee Jeffrey 0. Wilder and Harold j Duranceau or. From Springvale Anne l. Harmon Dana a. Hutchins Diane m Lemay Alice pm Meader and Warren g Roberts from Wells Marsha d Brock Margie r. Castergine and Marc s. Curtis. From Ogunquit Frank c. Hull. Steven c Kemp. Harry e Margeson or and Linda d. Vannorde. From Arundel Dina p. Clark. Bar Mills David e. Cole. Pamela Hale and Wendy Jones two sex californians arrange newly made Plant pots at a a travelled these boots Are made for planting shoes their Kennebunkport shop. The pots come in a variety of shapes and sizes from Buster Browns to . Bean Hunting boots. The women say no two pots Are alike and each takes about three hours of work to produce. Photo by John Hanlon january school save fuel Saco afternoon closing planned by county red Cross office Saco a with fuel Bills eating so much of the educational budget school officials Are searching for ways to turn off the Oil spigot. Bryce Milne chairman of Saco s school committee came up with a fuel saving suggestion tuesday which he thinks the committee should investigate Milne s proposal is to close the schools during january usually the coldest time of year to make up the time lost in the Winter students would attend school one week later in june return to school one week before labor Day and skip the traditional february and april vacations Milne stresses the idea was proposed Only for his fellow school Board members a to think about it s nothing Concrete a he closing could official says Saco a the York county chapter office of the american red Cross. Main Street Saco will be closed afternoons during july and August. Emergency service will be available through the answering service. The decision to close the office during the afternoons came at the recent red Cross Board of directors meeting at the local chapter office. In other business mrs. Sidney Griffith chairman York county blood program reported six Bloodmobile visits since the last meeting these were Kennebunkport on april 21, 77 pints of blood collected. Saco tanning on april 25, 37 pts. Wells High school on april 29, 49 pts. St. Francis College May 6, 39 pts. Biddeford High school May 6. 29 pts. Kennebunk High school. May to 41 pts. The next blood collection dates will be May 26, Noble High school Berwick May 31. Components Biddeford june i. Old Orchard Beach Rescue Center june 25, Hollis june 27. South Berwick june 28, Kezar Falls. Mrs. Raymond Noiseux gave a report on the last meeting of the United Way Council of Community services. The stressed the importance of keeping the Public informed of All red Cross services to the Community plans for the 1978 fund drive Are underway. She reported. Board chairman s. Webster Eldridge charged the nominating committee with the responsibility to find representatives to be elected to the Board at the annual meeting in october the annual meeting of the Northeast regional blood program will be held june 15 at Sutton. Mass. It was announced. Student senior citizen program termed Success Biddeford a sep a Volunteer Loving learning relationship program was initiated last fall by St. Francis College students under the direction of sister Rita Houle and sister Theresa couture of St. Andre health care facility and assistant professor Vern Patterson of St. Francis who outlined the resident student visitor program. After a modest beginning in the fall the program matured during the Spring semester resident of St. Andre visited the St. Francis sunday evening Coffee House which features live entertainment and films enjoyed a concert by a classical guitarist and attended the College production of while Many people Are responsible for the Success of the a sep special credit is due or. Conald Foust cultural affairs director at the College and Roland Prairie a student More important than the shared activities is the love and understanding Between the members of each institution that grew out of this program As one resident. Eleanor Eldridge said a my children were All girls. Now i have a son a says a it would t be for next january. I just thought we could explore the idea to see if it were feasible a Federal study reveals schools spend about 24 per cent of their fuel budgets during january according to Leonard Vangaasbeek Saco schools business manager Saco s fuel Bill for next year is estimated at $96,000 by eliminating january fuel costs the system could conceivably save about $23,000. The amount of Money it would take to hire 212 teachers. The Money we have to spend on fuel has Cut Down on the Money spent on actual education a says Vangaasbeek. A you can t expand services because you re spending so much Money on heat and it does t look As though the situation will get better. According to a Federal government report the Cost of heating schools in new England in 1974-75 was double what it was in 1972-73, even though consumption of fuel actually decreased by 4 5 per cent during that period the additional Money needed to keep schools warm could have been spent to hire 4,900 new teachers in new England. Vangaasbeek says the Federal environmental Protection Agency is predicting the Cost of fuel will double again this year. Milne says he plans to mention his january closing proposal again in july so the school committee can seriously consider whether the suggestion is practical for future years. In other business tuesday the school committee a approved the operation of a mini bus Library to bring books to residents of Saco s outlying regions. Debra Choroszy Saco Reading teacher will receive $300 salary to serve As librarian aboard the bus a approved the creation of a special education teacher position at Burns school. In the past Burns students have been served by special education programs at Fairfield and Saco Middle schools. Star plans Sanford weekly discussing the state of things the Rev. Msgr. Charles m. Murphy diocesan director of Catholic schools chats with newly elected officials of the diocesan school Board Philip Gonyar old town president and Richard Bergeron Sanford vice president. Diocesan school Board fetes 2 retiring members Sanford a the Kennebunk based weekly York county coast Star newspaper announced wednesday it will be publishing a new weekly the Sanford Star the reason for the move a Star editorial said is to fill a a a vacuum left by what it called the a voluntary demise Quot of the twice weekly Sanford Tribune. On May 2. The Tribune merged with the daily Bic Ideford Saco journal to form the journal Tribune also a daily with three editions Sanford area Kennebunk Wells and the City edition which concentrates on news of Biddeford. Saco and old Orchard Beach. The Star editorial initiated by publisher Alexander Bacon Brook comments at length on the journal Tribune and its Parent company the Alta group the editorial stresses the company a seats available on Bath museum bus Bath a there is still room on the bus for the Bath Marine museum tour planned by the Yew women june 6. The bus will leave from Alfred court House at 8 15 . And return Between 5 and 5 30 . The bus fare will be $4 and the museum fee will be $2 per person. In order to secure reservations $6 must be paid by each person attending at the Extension office by june i tour members will lunch at a local restaurant then go Back to the museum to finish the tour. Lunch expenses will be paid by the members. More information can be obtained by contacting the Extension office at 324-2814. Massachusetts based ownership and administration but makes no mention of the Star s own out of state ownership the Star was recently purchased by Texas businessman Joe Allbritton the editorial also describes the Sanford Tribune As a Quot ghost roaming the pages of what the Star incorrectly Calls the a Biddeford Saco Sanford edition of the journal there is. In fact a distinct Sanford edition of the journal Tribune called the a Sanford area edition in his editorial publisher Brook indicates the Star is moving into Sanford not Only to fill a weekly newspaper vacuum but also because the Star has been interested in the Sanford area for some time. Quot in Point of fact we have for years looked longingly at Sanford a he writes. Brook could not be reached this morning to comment on the published announcement and plans for the new paper or on the editorial commenting on the stars plans for a Sanford paper co publisher Robert Brigham says there is a considerable feeling that Sanford lost a paper there is a asked if he had heard local criticism of the new journal Tribune Brigham says Quot the Star is and has been for a Long time highly regarded for its coverage and attitude toward the news a Brigham says its no secret the Star had the move in mind. He adds a the Sanford Tribune had been going Down Hill in circulation in recent years. According to journal Tribune circulation director Dennis Flaherty however Brigham s assertion that the Tribune a circulation has been declining in recent years is inaccurate. Flaherty cited As an example the Tribune a average monthly net sales in september 1975 and 1976. According to Flaherty the Tribune s monday circulation in september 1975 was 4408 and thursday edition sales were 6,151. One year later the monday sales averaged 5,-121 a gain of More than 600 while thursday sales increased by about the same amount to 6,541 from 6,151 Flaherty also cites the Tribune s most recent us postal service statement of ownership management and circulation which also refutes Brigham a assertion that Tribune circulation was declining the october 1975 postal statement had an average net paid circulation of 5,092 and this covers the period from october 1974 through september 1975. The october 1976 statement shows net paid of 5,456. These figures reflect the average monday thursday net paid circulation for the entire 12-month period translated into weekly sales this Means Tribune circulation was 10,912 Between october 1975 and september 1976. Offices closed Over weekend Shapleigh a the offices of Shapleigh town clerk tax collector and code enforcement officer will be closed during the memorial Day weekend tuesday May 31 at i pm the town clerk tax collector office will reopen in the Shapleigh town Hall the code enforcement office will be open Friday. June 3, from 7 to 8 . Heavy traffic for Pike is in High gear Portland a retiring diocesan Catholic school Board members Robert Hasson of so. Portland and mrs. Marion Bagley Machias were honoured recently at the annual Spring Board meeting. Both Hasson who was also stepping Down from the Post of president of the Board and mrs. Bagley had served on the Board for the past six years. Philip Gonyar old town assistant superintendent of schools Bangor was elected president of the Board. Richard Bergeron Sanford who formerly served As chairman of the consolidated St. Thomas school Board was elected Vic president. New Board members Are Charles Cosgrove former member of St. Joseph Parish school Board Lewiston teacher and presently working in educational testing for science research associates Elizabeth Brennan who has taught in the Portland and Falmouth school systems for the past 35 years presently teaching at Lyseth school Portland and a charter member of St. Joseph s Parish school Board Portland and the Rev. Thomas Joyce pastor of St. Mary a Parish Augusta. Bishop Edward c. Of Leary com Foi Plimen Ted the diocesan Board for their untiring work and assistance to him As the Ordinary and to the Catholic school system in the diocese. Msgr. Charles m Murphy diocesan director of Catholic schools reviewed Board activities of a the past 12 months that strengthened the Catholic schools of Maine the uniform contract for hiring Lay teachers stating clearly the religious philosophy of the schools a diocesan school approval program with the issuance of a certificate of approval based on the completion of self evaluation by the school of its religion program a revised Community off Quot Aith Booklet for every school. Other accomplishments noted by msgr. Murphy included a dialogue with the Bishop on diocesan Aid to parishes with schools through the Catholic charities Appeal a Parish school Board conference held last october and the revision of the diocesan policy Book for schools. Portland a the heavy traffic season for the Maine Turnpike gets into High gear this memorial Day weekend and if traffic increases continue at the rate of the past several months it s expected that the total number of vehicles using the 100-mile York to Augusta expressway will jump by nearly to per cent during the summer months. The Maine Turnpike maintenance department reports the full length of the Highway will be open to two lanes of traffic in both directions throughout the coming Holiday weekend with no areas of construction causing bottlenecks or delays. Traffic coming into Maine is expected to be heavy Friday afternoon and night and the Maine Turnpike authority in cooperation with the six Howard Johnson a restaurants on the Turnpike will repeat their Quot Coffee break for safety offer of free Coffee for Drivers from to . Fri Day May 27, to 7 . Saturday May 28 the free Coffee break for safety was initiated several years ago and is repeated on major holidays when heavy traffic is expected and Driver fatigue is Likely to be highest certificates for the free Coffee Booths Ruen but at the turnpikes toil traffic volume in april was up about nine per cent for a total count of 1.114.561 compared with 1.032.404 for the same month a year ago. It was the Turnpike s highest traffic count for april although traffic has shown steady increases in each month Revenue has climbed at a slower rate. The april Revenue amounted to $1,078,467 88 compared with $1.038,371.85 a year ago. The tour month traffic total at the end of april is 3,956,726 vehicles compared with 3,582,373 at this time last year the accumulated Revenue at the end of four months is $3,748,115 36 and the figure at this time a Vear ago was $3,579,104 42. Expenses in april amounted to $417,-887.57 compared with $354,579 54 last year. Total expenses since january now stands at $1.753.634 96 compared with $1,497,-973 02 after four months in 1976 the higher current figure reflects the increased costs of ice and Snow control for several major storms last Winter. Maine lottery Augusta Maine up the Maine state lottery today announced the winning numbers for its new 50-cent weekly ticket Blue is 2, Green is 20 and red is 061

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