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/ 19 t March, 198___4 1 [,astporters wonder hbout phantom plane ve Mystery and speculation surr und th THE QUODDY TIDES Page 9 ght of the "phantom" airplane that pposedly passed over the City of East- rt during the stormy evening of Sun- ty, March 11. Many Eastporters clearly heard the air- aft which was "big, noisy and close", lda lot of them either rushed outside ran to their windows where they sub- quently spotted a blue flash and/or me red flares a short time later. Lena Joseph of Eastport lives on the award side of south Water Street. She ,ports that the plane sounded like it ad engine trouble and seemed to circle d r home a couple of times. "I thought it was going to take the )of off the house", she said. "A lot of eople think it was carrying drugs," she tided. Another Eastporter, Helen Surles, card what she described as a sound "like trailer truck coming through the ceme- cry". She and her husband stepped onto he porch of their Clark Street home in tn effort to see the mystery plane, but hey were unsuccessful. A few intrepid Eastporters braved the linding snow and ventured down to Dog sland to search for the plane or its pos- ;ible wreckage. This vantage point was dso unsuccessful. The red flares were spotted by the ?ive-man crew of the Eastport Coast 3uard vessel as they were combing the gaters through Head Harbour Passage ?or evidence of a plane crash. BM3 David (oehne described the flares' location as lortheast of White Horse Island. ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS IN THE QUODDY TIDES by Susan Esposito Eastport Police Chief Richard Young says his department received between 12 to 20 telephone calls about the aircraft during the night and many other people called the following day "to see what it was". Although the March 11 flight was "the lowest I've ever heard it, maybe 500', Chief Young has heard the aircraft be- fore and theorizes that it is a military plane. "It's a heavy propeller-driven aircraft like the Canadians still use", he said. Young pointed out that the same plane or one similar to it passed over the area during another stormy night on March 18-a week after the previously heard flight and some people telephoned him about it. "I've gone out and watched for it a number of times," he said. "It's probably flown over Eastport ten times during the past two years. Tie a yellow ribbon around the Pentagon Justine Merritt from Denver, Colo. is coming to the Quoddy area on Sunday, April 1, to talk about her idea to tie a ribbon around the Pentagon. People throughout the country are about to sew.., to speak so that by August of 1985 there will be a mile of ribbon sewn by Americans who want to talk about the earth and peace in the pie- ces they sew into the ribbon. Why Aug- ust 1985? Because that will mark the 40th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Anyone in the Quoddy area who is interested in hearing what Justine Mer- ritt has to tell about the project is invit- ed to come to Calais on Sunday after- noon, April I. She has been invited to 9 Temperance St (turn off from Main Street by the park onto Germaine St., take the next right, it's the blue house... Liza Szatkowski's). 3 p an. Anyone-men, women and children, families, organizations, neighbors, two- somes, threesomes or lone individuals are invited to help. ! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Elte 00,00sun 00ncl00er ! I " JOANNE SIX THIRD STREET I I Love, Jeanne EASTPORT, MAINE 04631 | i: L " Phone 207-853-2350 t SPRING FASHIONS on display in the Berman Mall window, advertising Rosemary "s new Boutique. (Susan Esposito Photo) New Boutique at Ros00mary's in Eastport Dress pants, designer jeans, sweaters, sundresses.., all of these items and more can be found at the new Boutique in Eastport. Owned by Rosemary Ricker of Calais, the Boutique is located in her beauty shop in the Berman Mall. It offers a varie- ty of affordable ($9.95 to $21.95) Eastport woman- appointed to Hospice Board An Eastport woman has been awarded the honor of serving on the Board of Dir- ectors of the Maine Hospice Council, Inc. (MHC1). At the March 12 Executive Commit- tee meeting, members of the Maine Am- bulatory Care Coalition (MACC) unan- imously voted to have Claire Arsenault, R.N. represent the group on the Hospice Council. Mrs. Arsenault, the administrator of Eastport Healthcare, will be installed on the Board of Directors at the MHCI's April 6 meeting in Auburn. The Board of Directors will consist of representa- tives from 16 organizations and include 11 at-large members. Its purpose is to "provide the balance of interest and expertise needed to foster the rational development of hospice care in Maine." by Susan Esposito clothes in casual styles and Rosemary is already considering the expansion of her most recent enterprise. "If the clothes sell really well, I'll broaden out, put in a little shop and just have a boutique". The Boutique currently contains items in sizes 9/i0 and 13/14 but Rosemary will order other sizes at a customer's re- quest. The shop carries only a few samples of each piece of clothing to prevent mar- ketplace saturation, so Rosemary is able to stock a wide range of items. "Ill be adding more sweaters and some jackets," she promised. "And any- thing else that customers ask for. I en- courage people to come in and make suggestions." Eastport Health Care donations Eastport Healthcare, Inc. has recently received donations from the following people: Edith Turner; Evelyn MacDonald in memory of Harold Goodwin; Orrin and Gladys Camick in memory of Lillian Camick; Nathen and Miriam Cohen and Ruth Berman in memory of Margaret Follis; Bert and Natalie Camick in mere- Mrs. Arsenault described her selection ory of John Roche; Mr. and Mrs. George by the MACC to serve as their organiza- Corbett, Jr. in memory of Sonja Farrar; tional representative on the MHCI Board Gates and Fern Johnson, Milton and of Directors as' a big surprise to me'. Lena Pottle, Basil and Mary Pottle, Mab- "I'm very eager to serve on it, she el Guptill, Marion H. Logan, Charles added. "I believe hospices can be a great Clark, Lulu Pullen, Bart and Vi Scott, service not only to a patient but to his Merlin and Muriel Wallace and Mr. and family. HopefuU, y, we 11 have one in this Mrs. Herschel Scudder all donated money area some day. ' in memory of Charles Fogg. _ URNITURE ":.'!" i! . " a n d  :.i,"  ' CARPETING,"" vuV 00e00yts so. BO NT S R - ASTPORT, MAINE TEL. 8534083