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April 11, 1969

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.ad M' y Tide(, baby- I ,No. 10 Second class postage paid at Eastport, Maine 04631, Friday, 11 April 1969 15 cents a copy L extent. the shore at Deep Cove in Eastport, with the MacNichol wharf in Winter storms have done damage to the end of the wharf, Inn e Tax Revenue Agents of the year many people of taxes, filing forms, finding to Send in with the forms- not very happy about it. that if they want e funded and the in- way, along with the prop- tax, etc. Orees the tax collection, who filling out forms?-the ue. The Augusta Internal Revenue Service article about which we would like part "Did you know that the last frontier of ed beauty, of quiet- 1, clean ak? that The dis- nforth to Steuben is FUR- We Go to Calais s "NO" learned that the voters in proposal that join SAD No. 69-a vote joining and over 200 s this mean? That Calais hopes alone for the pres- S.A.D. No. 69 and nue to discuss ways to in the Quoddy are given the the people can reas- THER than the distance from Boston, Mass. to Albany, N.Y.? that the county is LARGER in area than the states of Dela- ware and Rhode Island combined? that The county has 44 hamlets, 2 cities, 2 Indian reservation and a total population of 32,000? 1.68 million acres of land, of which 85% of the land mass is woodland and 3% pasture and cropland? 8% of the area is lakes and ponds? lO rivers which travel 412 miles from source to sea? AND DID YOU KNOW that there is only 1 Revenue Agent and 1 Revenue Of- ricer to watch over this vast domain. Men who know the area as well as the back of their hands. Fair minded men-employees who appreciate the significance of this last, great frontier. Who appreciate the quiet elegance of the landscape. Who ap- predate the untrammeled beauty and the clean, clean air-thankful to be able to live and work in Washington County." Seiners Bonspeil Ends Curling Season The Seiners' Bonspeil was held the last weekend of March at the Grand Manan Curling Club and was the final event of the season It was made up of teams from the Grand Marian Club and three visiting teams. One visiting rink skipped by Scott Harvey from Fredericton, another from Saint John skipped by Jim Murphy and the third mainland entry was skipped by Max Keeping R.CAI.P. One Thursday the local Club held a masquerade for the final local event and the followg day the ice was turned over to the youhgsters for a few weeks of ice skating before the ice machine is turned off until fall. TOWN MEETINGS Dennysville In a three hour meeting Monday after- noon March 31, (3 of the 200 registered voters met in the American Legion Hall and appropriated $14,734 for the con- ducting of town affairs, this included the school appropriation of $9,724. James Sullivan replaced Thomas Butts as first selectman, assessor and overseer of the poor, Mr. Butts has moved to Grand Lake Stream, and a vote of thanks was tendered him for his services to the community during the past five years. The only other new election was that of tax collector, Elizabeth Ward replaced Mrs. Dorothy A. Smith. Appropriations included Memorial Day, $50; public health services, $50; aid to dependent children, $250; red phone networks, $195; town poor, $150; streetlights, $670; fire department, $1000; county 4-H youth camp, $25; and a cap- ital equipment account arted to be used to buy an automatic sander. Robbinston For the first time in Robbinston, a wo- man, Lois Kavanagh, was elected to serve on the board of selectmen as the third se- lectman at the town meeting held Monday, March 31. The other newly elected select- men were Harray E Ingersoll as first se- lectman and Robert F. Johnson as second selectman. All other town officers, includ- ing the town treasurer and clerk, Gertrude Tuttle, were re.elected. A budget of $25,070.60 was approved to operate town business. This was $3,000 less than last year, and includes a school assessment of $16,038, which is $2,000 lower than the 1967-68 school budget. In about three hours, the fifty voters present, $200 to be taken from surplus for the recreational development fund of $1,700 to complete a road leading to the St. Croix River and planned boat landing and recreation area. Money was also allotted for the Com- munity Christmas tree, $25;County 4-H and Youth Development Club, $50; pub- lic nursing, $90; fire department, $400; re- lief of town poor, $1,100; aid to depend- ent children, $600 and snow removal $4,000. Four units were approved for state aid road construction. Two each were taken from the excise tax and surplus accounts. WHITING REPORT IN LAST ISSUE; PEMBROKE REPORT WITH PEMBROKE NEWS ON PAGE 9. Perry The citizens of Perry met Tuesday, March 26 at the Clark School and spent about three hours voting on the 32 articles on the warrant The results of this voting were that they appropriated approximately $41,000 to conduct the town business. Of this amount, $4,000 for administration; $3,000 to repair town roads and bridges; $2,132 for re-construction of the mill road; $500 for free milk at the Perry School; $400 for surplus food; and $200 for the telephone fire alarm system. Newly elected officers were Herbert Bishop for first selectma n .axtd. a_;or; Richard Adams f-ra two year term to re- place John Newcomb who resigned; Ste- phen Lincoln will be chairman of the board of selectmen; Percy Bishop, over- seer of the poor. Also determined at the meeting were an increase in the tax collector's salary ($130); raising the interest rate on unpaid taxes from six to eight per cent; the gra- der operator to be paid on the hourly. stage wage; and that the question of snow removal be studied by a committee and a report given at the special town meeting in August. Howard Millett served as moderator. Lubec The annual Lubec town meeting was held at the South St. gymnasium Monday, March 31, with a good crowd in attend- ance. A total of 408 votes were east in addition to ! 3 absentee ballots in the Aus- tralian style election. All but one of the 47 articles were passed, some after considerable discussion. In the elections, held in the morning, Carleton R. Leighton, a new candidate, and Bertrand W. Ashby, incumbent, led a field of five contestants in the race for the board of selectmen and overseers of the poor, for a three year term. Leighton re- ceived 213 votes and Ashby 164. Other candidates for the board of selectmen were: Ralph I. Denbow with 152 votes; Myron E. Graves, 121 and Frank Stein, 90. Paul F. Morrison won the uncontested office on the board of trustees of the Lu- bec Water and Electric District and also was voted a trustee on the Lubec Sewer District, both being for a period of three years. He received 346 votes on the first (Continued on page 9) Quoddy Tides Subscriptions- 1,052. Newsstand Sales 747 Total Circulation 1,799 *Thirty of these subscriptions were sent to service men and paid for by the East- port Rotary Club.