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Page 14 THE QUODDY TIDES Storm causes accident in Lubec As the result of heaw snow squalls on Sunday, March 11, which made the high- ways very slippery, there was an accident halfway up the hill on Route 189 in front of tile VFW hall and near the Sea- view restaurant. It was reported that one car put on the brakes and caused several other cars to slide into each other. A sedan driven by Merton Ward of Edmunds received the worst damage with its front end smashed in. Members of the Lubec ambulance and rescue units bad considerable dif- ficulty in extracting Ward from the car. He was placed on a back-board and stretcher and taken to the Down East Community Hospital in Machias and later transferred to the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for treatment of neck and other injuries. Mr. Ward was returning home after having dinner with relatives in Lubec. Although not steady, the snow that came in the squalls was so thick that visibility was zero much of the time and it was about two inches deep on level ground, much deeper in drifts. Snow struck again Tuesday night and continued on into Wednesday with school cancelled and some business places clos- ed. Lenten services at the Congregational Christian Church were cancelled as was the first meeting, following the winter recess, of Quoddy Light Chapter No. 94, O.E.S. In the afternoon it turned to freezing rain then, as the temperature rose, to rain. But late that night all of our windows facing the bay were cover- ed with a coating of ice as freezing con- ditions returned again. And there has been more rain and fog on Thursday and Friday. But at least the roads are bare again. Lubec Democratic Caucus elections Officers and delegates were elected at the Lubec Democratic caucus held at the municipal building on March 4 with Alan Brooks presiding. Margaret Brown acted as secretary. Alan Brooks was elected chairman of the Lubec Democratic Committee for the next two years. Other officers elected were James Foley, vice chairman; Nancy Nielsen, secretary, and Kay Parker, treasurer. Additional town committee members are Rik Honer, Larry Brown, Geraldine Ashby, Nikki Toles, Debbie Furth, Ron Beckwith, Marilyn Timms and Mary, Powell. New town committee members are welcome at any time. County Committee delegates elected were: Kay Parker, Nancy Nielsen, Mar- garet Brown, James Foley, Alan Brooks, Ron Beckwith, Geraldine Ashby and Frieda Foley. State Senator Larry M. Brown is also a member of the commit- tee. Based on the percentage of support at the caucus, four delegates to the Demo- cratic State Convention were elected pledged to Gary Hart: Ron Beckwith, James Buehner, Geraldine Ashby and Margaret Brown. Their respective alter- nates are Larry 13rown, Richard Miller, Elizabeth Miller and Deborah Furth. Two delegates were elected pledged to George McGovern: Nancy Nielsen and Alan Brooks, with Marilyn Timms and James Foley as their respective alternates. The following were nominated as Election Clerks for the town of Lubec: Geraldine Ashby, Kay Parker, Mary Pew- ell, Marilyn Timms, Agatha Hood, Mar- tha Mitthoffer, Christine Brown, Christie Voight, Karen Blessing and Frieda Foley. SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE QUODDY TIDES LUBEC AMBULANCE CORPS MEETING Captain Betty Fitzsbnmons conducted the regular meeting of the Eubec Volun- teer Ambulance Corps at the fire station Monday night. Robert Peacock reported that the Red Cross Course had been completed and the state tests would be given March 17. He regretted the fact that 29 people began the course but only 9 finished it. Captain Fitzsimmons announced that she had ordered the uniforms that were voted on. It was voted to donate $500 towards the purchase price of the defibrillator at the Lubec Regional Medical Center and also to make Dr. Robert MacBride and Dr. Judy Burk honorary members of the Ambulance Corps. Lettie Glidden was welcomed as a new member. Dr. MacBride was welcomed as a guest. LUBEC WOMAN'S CLUB MEETING The Lubec Woman's Club met Wed- nesday evening at the home of Mrs. Don- aid Hampton for their regular monthly meeting with president Mrs. Albert Mat- hews presiding. It was voted to give a donation to the Lubec Regional Medical Center toward the purchase price of the portable defibril- lator they now have. Following the meeting, a scotch auc- tion was held with Mrs. Mathews as auc- tioneer. Refreshments were served by Miss Almira Mahar and Mrs. John Farmer. The next meeting will be held on April 4 at 7:30 pan. at the home of Mrs. George Dinsmore. The co-hostesses will be Mrs. Sidney Maker and Mrs. Maxwell Corn- stock; devotions, Mrs. Eugene Bailey; program, game night. CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP MEETING The Christian Women's Fellowship of the Christian Temple Church held their monthly supper meeting in the Mary S. Pike Hall Tuesday evening with Gwen Wasson, Cassie Johnson, Laura Tyler and Alberta Griffin serving on the supper committee. President Mrs. Francis Mabey presid- ed at the business meeting with Joanna Bailey serving as secretary pro tern. The Love Calendars were turned in. and plans were made for a food sale to be held at the church hall on Friday, April 6 at 1:00 pxn. The new tables and spoons which were purchased have arrived. A silent auction was held with Marylyn Curtis as chairman. The committee for the food sale, con- I NORTHERN I MOBILE HOMES ' i U.S. Rt. 1 -- Columbia Falls, Me. | Open Mon..- Sat. 9AM-5PM "New & Reconditioned" | Tel. 483-4142 i Now offering FREE DELl VERY in I the Eastport - Lubec area. i i 28 Water St. - Lubec, Me. TEL. 733-4955 New Quasar, Panasonie, Sharp TV's Portable & Console TV's Video Cassette Recorders (V.C.R.'s) for sale or rent. Movies to rent. Panasonic Audio Equipment For our Canadian Customers we now have dutypaid V.C.R.'s for rent. Mrs. Clifton Morong Tel. 733-2894 sisting of Phyllis lngalls, Cassie Johnson, Gwen Wasson, Laura Tyler and Flora. Coggins, will meet at the home of Phyllis Ingalls on March 21 to make f'mal plans for it. Members attended the prayer service conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Fran- cis Mabey. LADIES SOCIAL UNION MEETING President Geraldine Dinsmore presided at the monthly meeting of the Ladies Soc- ial Union at the Lubec Congregational Christian Church Thursday night which opened with devotions by Mary McCain who based her theme on Psalm 147. Edith Heter was a guest. It was voted to give donations to the Lubec Regional Medical Center towards the defibrillator and to Patty Basset. Plans were discussed to have three public suppers during the year, one on July 19 with president Geraldine Dins- more and Norma Hampton as co-chair- men; one on September 20 with Frances Vamey and Kay Murphy as co-chairmen and the last one on November 8, Mary Dodge and Almira Mahar, co-chairmen. The annual fair will be held on August 9. The next regular meeting will be on Thursday, April 12, preceded by a pot luck supper. Members are asked to bring a guest. The committee i Paula Mathews and Dorothy Sirles, co-chairmen; Mildred Adams, Pauline Blake, Sandi Norris and Eunice Bunker; devotions, Frances Var- ney; program, supper and guest night. Following the meeting, Steve and Sandi Norris presented a delightful musi- cal program consisting of solos by Sandi, duets, trombone solo by Steve, recorder duet by Steve and Sandi and the beautiful songs from "The Sound of Music" with instrumental accompaniment on a stereo record player. This very talented couple present a varied form of entertainment as both are fine singers, both can play the piano and guitar and their latest, the re- corder, and Steve can play other instru- ments. They also have a puppet act which pleases the children. Steve is the music director in the Lubec schools and Sandi devotes a lot of time at the Ocean View Nursing Home. Both are involved in church activities and sing in the choir at the Congregational Christian Church . where he is also the leader of the Youth Fellowship and she the director of the junior choir. And two year old Beth is al- ready showing signs of following in her parents' footsteps. At the conclusion of the program, re- freshrnents were served by the March committee. Cont. on page 16 Lubec Town Meeting - March 26 The annual Lubec town meeting will be held on Monday, March 26, at the , Lubec gymnasium with voting to start at: 9:00 a.m. The polls will be opened at 9:15 a.rn. and closed at 1:15 pan. The meeting will reassemble at 2:00 pan. to - act on 56 articles. Among those seeking the highest ap- propriations are: $43,649.06 for the Pol- ice Dept.; $68,701.29 for town roads; $42,691.01 for Administration expenses; $24,193,20 for insurance; $13,077.01 for dispatching of the Lubec Public Safety " Service Dept.; $10,989.00 for mainten, ance of the Fire Dept.; $36,900.00 for hydrant re ntal; $10,774.40 for lighting and water. They will also vote on appro- priations under the Federal Revenue, Sharing payments to the town. There is always a good attendance at these town meetings and often consider- able arguments. Some years it has been prolonged.well into the late afternoon hours. New proposed articles for Lubec town meeting - Several articles were included in the. list of appropriations to be voted on that were new or different. They are as fol- lows: The sum of $5,106.59 to pay the town's share of the Maine State Retire- , ment System for town employees. Last year it was $3,173.89, an increase of $1, 932.70 will be asked for this year; unem- ployment, last year $3,500.00, proposed $4,504.00, increase $1,004.00; light and water, $9,620 last year, proposed $10, - 774.40, increase $1,154.40; $ 20,000.00 to add to the existing Fire Dept. reserve fund toward the purchase of a fire truck, same to be invested until used; $600.00 for street lighting to be extended to in- clude four additional lights on the South Street Extension. Lubec 00./00UNDROMA T. Open: 8AM- 5PM  "'rtFFl 1 Sat., Sun., Tues. & Th_urs. 8AM -SPM Mon., Wed. & Fri. 54 Water St. - Lubec 733-4730 VOTE for ANN UNOBSKY THEEMAN for LUBEC SELECTMAN A VOTE FOR HER ISA VOTE FOR YOU "1 may be a little lame, but I haven't lost my ability to serve you." ANN " TO LUBEC VOTERS If you need a ride to vote in Lubec, call me on Sunday, March 25th at 733-2813 Ann