Women’s Union for Temperance hosts lively program

Hingham’s Yesterdays, 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago from the Hingham Journal files for the second week of December, compiled by Anne Martin.


The first in a series of Tuesday night social events at the receiving ship was held under the auspices of the Christian Women’s Temperance Union last Tuesday night. The music of Miss Anderson of the Western School was very popular with men. Character readings by Mrs. Hersey; and by Mrs. Wilson, with games led by Mr. and Mrs. Hartman, were the program provided by the visitors. The officers and men returned the courtesy by giving several good songs and choir work and a moving picture display, using their new lantern which is a very good one. A happy, family evening seems to be the verdict. Next Tuesday’s evening will be hosted by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The Board of Health and the Selectmen offered a free lunch to outgoing Board of Health member Charles H. Marble. He was presented with a bouquet of 34 roses, one for each year of service. After dinner, the cigars were lit and the evening devoted to reminiscences of the past.

CITY TOPICS: The West School has 100 percent Junior Red Cross members.

… Two alarms from Box 48 called the Rockland Street Fire Department at 5:30 pm Wednesday morning to deal with an automobile fire. The front part of the car was badly damaged. The groups in the car sounded an alarm, and since the department was not falling from the sky, they set off the second alarm.

… A hearing was held Monday at the State House on the issue of land at the port in order to attenuate the curve of the boulevard where it leads to Summer Street.

… Gordon C. Green, who was accommodated for several weeks by accident, is now at his office daily for a brief stay.

Animated images and talk by Thornton Burgess at Loring Hall, Saturday afternoon, December 31st. Adults 50 cents, children 35 cents.


The public opening of Bowmar Motor Sales, Inc.’s new $ 90,000 garage at the port on Route 3A will take place on Saturday and Sunday December 14 and 15. It will be an informal affair.

Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Thompson of Otis Street are back from a week spent in Falmouth on the Cape.

Achilles Greenhouses – Poinsettias, 60 cents per flower; Cyclamen Plant, $ 3.00 and up; Begonia plant, 50 cents and up; Christmas trees, 75 cents and over; Crowns, 25 cents and more. 392 Main Street, Tel. Hing. 0678-R

Mr. John T. Gallagher of 44 Downing Street, Hingham Center, has sold his house to Mr. Simeon D. Dyer of Wollaston.

Emerson M. Malcolm, second torpedo boat, second class, USN, son of Mrs. Isabelle M. Malcolm of High Street, arrived at Pearl Harbor, aboard the newly serviced USS Calman in Mare Island, California.

Mr and Mrs Frederick Emmel and their son Arthur of Broad Cove Road are moving to their new home on Downing Street, Hingham Center on Saturday.

Mr. James H. McLellan of Kimball Beach Road closed his house there and moved to Chicago for the winter months.

Miss Doris Vickery of Green Street, formerly Junior Clerk of the Board of Public Welfare, has accepted an office position at the Quincy Trust Company in Quincy. Her place is taken by Mrs. Eugene Chamberlain of Pleasant Street, Hingham Center.

SCREENING AT LORING HALL: “The Return of Frank James” with Henry Fonda and Gene Tierney. Also showing “GI War Brides” with Anne Lee and James Ellison.


Richard M. Lincoln, son of Dr. Robert C. Lincoln of Richard Road received his college football letter at the University of Connecticut. Lincoln was a former co-captain of the Hingham High School football team.

“The Chessmen,” a musical combo from the South Shore, will appear at the charity ball sponsored by Secretary of State John FX Davoren tonight at the Sidney Hill Country Club. “The Chessmen” consists of frontman Ron Papa, his brother Mark, Charles Snell and Paul Young, all of Hingham and Daniel Rich and Walter Leskien of Mattapan. “The Chessmen” has performed throughout New England, New York and New Jersey.

The Neighborhood Garden Club’s annual Christmas tea took place at Miss Elizabeth Ware’s home, Howland Lane, on Thursday, December 9. Miss Ware was assisted by Ladies Ralph C. Cowing, Walter S. Fox and Alfred Linscott.

Nicholas Palmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Palmer of Main Street, and a student at Central Junior High, was chosen to play bass guitar in the orchestra of “The Greater Bostonians” at the 5th annual d ‘one o’clock. special which will be broadcast on WHDH-TV next spring.

HOUSES FOR SALE: Nine rooms, four twin bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms. Unusual opportunity to live on Bradford Road in a highly desirable location on a peaceful dead end street within walking distance of schools, shops and transport. This beautiful home is nestled among towering trees on a very private ¾ acre lot. Superior design and construction, the year-round open veranda, and full basement make this home a gracious living in Hingham. $ 49,000.

… A magnificent retirement home in a quiet and practical area. This 2 bedroom house is all on one level, attractive to the eye and beautifully maintained. A central entrance hall serves the 5 rooms. There is a full basement with a heated games room and built-in bar. Detached garage for 2 cars. Landscaped grounds. $ 33,900.


Alexis Gendron, a junior at Colby College, Waterville Maine, spent the 1996-97 academic year in Switzerland as an enrolled student at the University of Geneva.

The physical education department at Hingham High School announces the physical education students of the month. They are selected for their sportsmanship, cooperation and exceptional effort in their classes. The students chosen for September and October are Jill Rowley, Inge Kuipers, Joe Primo and Tim Waugh

A late happy birthday to Alexis Baker, whose birthday was December 10th. A freshman at Hingham High School, she was a member of the football and freshman basketball team.

School department officials gave the health department the green light last month to implement a hepatitis vaccination program for sixth-graders.

HOUSES FOR SALE: Classic 8-room Saltbox on Historic Main Street. Almost 1 acre overlooking conservation lands and woods. The prime location offers privacy while being close to highways and downtown. $ 399,900.

… Spacious and well maintained 8 colonial rooms in a prime location. Family room with fireplace, 3 season veranda, hardwood floors throughout. $ 415,000.

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