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i 3!iX;| I(i Volume 116, Number 2 Ser,',ng Over 48 Communities in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont January 14, 1911 lremen 'are framed in the glow of flames and lights of Y vehicles while battling Bradford house fire. PHOTO DY HOWARD SEARCH i!i i' / Fires take toll in Bradford Another home destroyed by fire I{R AI)I"()I{I) Some fi0 Iirenien loughl a honse fire m I;ra(llord last Salu,'da', night, I)ul lilt' )tom(' o1 I)arrell ,lay on (;(hen Road t.ouhl not Ix, sav('(I. It ,,as I{radion'd's 161h fir(' of the Ie yem'. "The lirst truck had only been there 17 minutes when the t)uil(tiru fell in and collaled,'" said I'h'adford Fire ('hief Melvin Benzie, hose de]Jilrllli('lll recc, i'ed t)acku I) lissisl;Jttq(' froln I>i("rnmnl. ()rford, Ilaverhilt, I.'airlee, Newbury and W. N(,hur). ,'t?Velt lalikers w(,rt, oil lhe .'-;('('n(' ;.md il look totw hours to qm'll lit(' hlaze No one was home at Ihelime of lhe fire. which was lirsl called in Io lhe fire depart- itl(,ill at l;:,17 p.ttt , an(l no one  ;is iujured. I;ut one iireman. ('apl. (;at') %, M4.we, sulfered smoke inhalalion, lie was laken 1o lhe Ihmover Ilospilal by lhe FAST Scluacl, where lie was I rl,ah,(t ;.lll(t released. Sparks Irllin lhe IJurning 1o sl.r) house "'ere flying a long a)" bul Ihere was Im real Ihreal Io other buildings, I;en'/ie lohl lhe .Iournal Olliniioli, Bradford night spot is destroyed in fire BRADFORD--Fire destroyed the Our Place Restaurant- tavern early on the morning of Jan. S'despite efforts of some 75 firemen from seven surrounding towns to save it. "It went really fast," said Sheila Salomaa who lives across the road from the restaurant and phoned in the i'irst report to the Bradford Fire Department at about 4 a.m. Allhough the first firefighters arrived within 15 minutes, Bradford Fire Chief Melvin Benzie said one end of the building had already been destroyed by the blaze. The lack eta water source also hampered the firemen, who had to shuttle eight tank Bradford Fire Station to get water. The restaurant, located on Rt. 25 near the Bradford- Corinth town line, is owned by Kendall Sanborn who said the building was insured. No one was in the restaurant at the time of the fire. Firemen fought the blaze in temperatures 10 below zero, bul Benzie said the severe 'eather was not a factor in the loss of the building. The cause of,,the fire is under invesligat ion. Newbury home burns; unoccupied NI,;IVIlI;IIY Fire dcsti'oyed ;i hllnie el, viii,l! I).%' Nicholas Ihliiloon Jan, 9. Tile house, on lh(, SM. iinip Iload. was nnocl'uliie(I al lhe lithe. The 1%o slory franle house .lis eiilill'(,(I in flaines when lircfighlcrs arrivt,(l anti was de('l;lli,d a lolal hiss, ,\\; lilt inarshal cli,t'ked lhc l lcllarllnciil, tliit'li eOUlils its a,sislalit'(' at fires ill Pier- st.l,lll, SnildlV. hill Iho i';Ausc tit opcralioiial )('ai' ;i I)eliiinili., IiiO111 lhc liic ;i, iml iiniliedialcl) ii llie firsl Tli('sdav ot ' Ih,n/ic said lhi,re was nol (lelTiliili,(t %;ll\\;ciiihci. aiid all litil Iwo (,iiOligh ilillirilialion Io draw Tli, hli/c \\;ti. lh(, Iltlh ot hate I.,i,ii iii I/l'adtord ilsell, t'oiichisilillS on lhe nulnerous p.illl hl Ihl, lli'adlord Fire \\;tith lhe olherlwonltilualaid tir(,s hill lhat "There does seeni hi Ix, a pattern there" in lhe extremely cold tenl- l)eralures lhal pul a strain nil hi)hie healing systelns. "You have hot waler pipes (please turn to page 12) FIRE DESTRUCTION--Bradford Fire Chief Melvin Benzie checks the scene of a blaze that destroyed the Darrell Jay home on Goshen Road. I I I I Iq [ J III II I II Historic research begins Death ot ex-C_,ov. P oweU by I,.F. BARNES dislricl nnnlinalions for the NEWBUliY--lleglnning the villages nf S. Newbury, W. prompts sympathy, praise 'eek of ,Jail, 19, 1981, ar- Newtiury. Newbury and Wells chileclural historian Itiver. 1Margarel Dehiilre will begin Newbury is lhe only town in work inlhehisloricdish-ictsof lile stale to sponsor tlAMI>TI)N FALLS -The nne of New ilampshire'smest titian, a colorful person inan Newl)ury. t)reparalinn of nominations death of fornler New llam exh'aordinary governors," era before the word Five nominaliens will be for all Ihedislriclswilhin the pshire(lov. WleyPowellhas said II.S. Sen. Warren Rud- "charisma" was applied so prepared for the National Iown. 1'lie work is being pronlpled a fh)odof sympathy man, who had been a political loosely to so many public Regish'y of ilistoric Places: funded by grants from the and Icslimonials fromarouud opponenl, figure,,;: and those closest to an individual nomination of "1"o Rivers lteginnal Plan- lheslale, includmgonefroma l)owell's term was marked him say he was sincere, the Old Town llouse; and (pleaseturntopagel0) close friend, T. liordenWalker hy a massive reorganization warni, kind, considerate and of Woxtsville. of stale government, which compassionate. "W( Powell's work on this nlnsl polilical figures and (hie account said "Powell's earth has been completed, but others agreed was his greatest forthrightness divided people Dep ty h iff inj d ,he results of his accnmplishnlent, into lwo camps--"those u s er ure achievements will be with us "lie had the keenest mind of captivated by him and those for many years to come," anyone thai 1 ever met," said who were antagonized byhim. i: : BRADFORD--Two Lyme Marsh and anolhcr man,but Walker h)ld the Journal Walker. "lie could spot a There was scarcely any ::  men awaited arraighment bolh participanls turned on Opinhm. " phonya! a glance, ttewasnot middle ground with We ; Monday for allegedly at- hint and ere joined by Balch. Others fronl around the cnntrolled by anyone on this Powell." tacking a depuly sheriff who An onlooker'lried toheipthe slale agreed with this earlh, lie was a religious man Poweli ran seven times for tried to break up a brawl at depuly bul was also assaulted, estimale of Powell, who was and put all his trust in God governor and five times, King Arthur's in Bradford. Pet Marsh. 19, and Steven pnlice charged. The third man governor from 1958-fi2. Powell above," added the Woodsville unsuccessfully, for the U,S. Baleh; 2L we arrested early escaped, but Balch and Marsh dkd al his home in Hampton businessman who knew Senate. lte was chairman o( Saturyatinights, 'ere ileld for lack of $1,000 Falls Jan. 6al the ageof65, t'owell closely for nearly 25 the New England Governors oait each on a variety of "Wesley Powell was one of years. Conference and the National aice/"OfftcialssaidputySheriffIP,chiavo tried to eharges.la.hiavo was treated for a the mos! eolorful people in Numerous accounts of Governors' Conference in break up a fight between nose injury. New llampshire politi, and Pnwell's career describe him lg(il. prnhably in the slate's tiistory, as a brilliant political tac- ( please turn to page a ) PLACE--Remains of "Our Place" restaurant, destroyed in one of 18 fires in Bradford so far this winter. Oxbow board will act on new school budget The Oxbow Superinlendenl to draft such nnt apply to Ihe temporary thai she call Mrs. l'erkils, Will act Thur- an article in a manner which withholdingofsalary, fulfilling Ihe requirenlenl proposed would provide options for the 3"lie lloard further observed explicilly rttuired of her and voters. The board will con- thai lhe cheek was available t)mplied wilh by other faculty was sider this draft at its Jan. 15 1o the leacher on Oct. 20 1980, .inenthers. The Molim passed at a board nleeling, lhe day sh, relurned from a unaniniously. The meeling 5 after it was K Knighl moved, D, Perry lrip, and lhe sole condilion for adjourned al l(l:Fl p.m Superintendent seconded, to enler executive her Ix.eipt of lhe check was along with the session ai 7:40 P.M. to hear a comparison grievance broughl by the Program matches students to jobs action was Oxbow Teachers' Association eeting. and Io discuss salaries of by CAROI,INE ACliiI,I,ES The Cenler is a joinl efforl of Ird considered individual employees. The WEl,l.,q RIVER--Principal Ihe Fulure Business Leaders approaches to motion passed unanimously. William Randall reported to of America and the National repairs and to The Board reiurned to open Ihe school board on the Blue IlonorSocielyal BMU. ;e repairs. J. sessi(m al 10:22 p.m.D. Perry Mountain Union School Youth Randall also reporlcd at the D. Johnston moved, D. Johnston seconded. JobBank Jan. 7 meeting that.' the o address major. 1o deny grievance No. 4:80 I1 is a service that matches Sludenl Council is coor- rs in a separale inasnluch as Article XI, 11.5 willing sludenl workers witha dinaling a Vernlonl ltigh Warning for the as specifically wrillen to job that is needed tobe done in School Studenl lnleres! eeting. The motion provide for inslances in which lh(, ('ommunily. It is open on (;roup. The group is composed a lcacher's salary is per- Tuesday and Thursday of various sludent councils in board requested the manenlly wilhheld and does Inorniilgs from 1t:30 to 9:45. (pleasetur, topage5) Economy forces newspaper to ceas e publishing I,YME The Gazelle a W, NEWBURYA weekly newspaper thai h'aced mysterious object that ils hislory back more than a plunged into a pond in W. cenlury, Ires closed its doors Newbury is stirring curiosity for glld, around the state. "Wiihlhisissta,,lheGazelte Speculation has ranged ill cease publication, ending from the possibilities of a 95 years of service to the meteorite to adummymissile M ascoma and Upper from a military plane. Valleys," said I'ublisher All the Charles J. Cole l)ouglas 1). Garfield in last j family know is that they heard eek's final edilion, a sound like a thud one night "Ecnnonlic condilions have around Christmas and nlade il hnpossiblc for us to discovered a hole about two continue Olx,ralion, We have and a half feet across through nol I)een able Io attracl the 10-inch thick ice of their enough supporl from area pond a day or so later. businesses or readers to make "It's just a mystery," Mrs. lhe Gazelle a viable Cole told the Journal Opinion, ne slmper." said Garfield, Mr. Cole said the water in that ho I)eeanle imhlisher of The spot is about seven feet deep, (;azelle ii year ago when lhe and Mrs. Cole added that her ('ourier ]'i'iilling Cn. Inc. of son speculated the object I,itlh, t,m houghl it The came with such force that it conii)aliy I)ul)lishes lhe l,ii- probably buried itself in the Ih'l on ('oui'icr. mud at the bottom of the pond. The (;azelle was Ihe last in a Mrs. Cole said a neighbor, line of weekly uewspapers in Russell Havilland, told them Ihe area lhal began in 1844 he had seen a bright light ilh lhe publicalion of the going across the sky at about (;ranile Slale l"r( Press. the time the mysterious object (;arfield said he was unable fell, until it faded out like a hi fhld a huyer for The shooting star. Gazelle, which had a cir- "We've seen this several eulalion of aboul 750. The times lately, like a UFO nespaper had covered : (unidentified flying object). It comes from toward Bradford nmnicipal, school and town METEORITE?--Is there a meteorite under that hole in the ice of the pond on the and then fades away. It's jusl n(,VSNonvich.Of Ihmover.Enfield, EnfieldLyme' Charles J. Cole farm in W. Newbury? No one will know until it can be probed in amazing,"A man fromMrS'UnderhillCle saidin the ('|r,, ('anaan, W. Ca,man and the spring. Cindy Clemence stands by the hole which she discovered after the Burlington area called the Ilrch'slc!'. Coles heard a loud noise around Ctlristmas. i (ease turn to page 3) % i 3!iX;| I(i Volume 116, Number 2 Ser,',ng Over 48 Communities in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont January 14, 1911 lremen 'are framed in the glow of flames and lights of Y vehicles while battling Bradford house fire. PHOTO DY HOWARD SEARCH i!i i' / Fires take toll in Bradford Another home destroyed by fire I{R AI)I"()I{I) Some fi0 Iirenien loughl a honse fire m I;ra(llord last Salu,'da', night, I)ul lilt' )tom(' o1 I)arrell ,lay on (;(hen Road t.ouhl not Ix, sav('(I. It ,,as I{radion'd's 161h fir(' of the Ie yem'. "The lirst truck had only been there 17 minutes when the t)uil(tiru fell in and collaled,'" said I'h'adford Fire ('hief Melvin Benzie, hose de]Jilrllli('lll recc, i'ed t)acku I) lissisl;Jttq(' froln I>i("rnmnl. ()rford, Ilaverhilt, I.'airlee, Newbury and W. N(,hur). ,'t?Velt lalikers w(,rt, oil lhe .'-;('('n(' ;.md il look totw hours to qm'll lit(' hlaze No one was home at Ihelime of lhe fire. which was lirsl called in Io lhe fire depart- itl(,ill at l;:,17 p.ttt , an(l no one  ;is iujured. I;ut one iireman. ('apl. (;at') %, M4.we, sulfered smoke inhalalion, lie was laken 1o lhe Ihmover Ilospilal by lhe FAST Scluacl, where lie was I rl,ah,(t ;.lll(t released. Sparks Irllin lhe IJurning 1o sl.r) house "'ere flying a long a)" bul Ihere was Im real Ihreal Io other buildings, I;en'/ie lohl lhe .Iournal Olliniioli, Bradford night spot is destroyed in fire BRADFORD--Fire destroyed the Our Place Restaurant- tavern early on the morning of Jan. S'despite efforts of some 75 firemen from seven surrounding towns to save it. "It went really fast," said Sheila Salomaa who lives across the road from the restaurant and phoned in the i'irst report to the Bradford Fire Department at about 4 a.m. Allhough the first firefighters arrived within 15 minutes, Bradford Fire Chief Melvin Benzie said one end of the building had already been destroyed by the blaze. The lack eta water source also hampered the firemen, who had to shuttle eight tank Bradford Fire Station to get water. The restaurant, located on Rt. 25 near the Bradford- Corinth town line, is owned by Kendall Sanborn who said the building was insured. No one was in the restaurant at the time of the fire. Firemen fought the blaze in temperatures 10 below zero, bul Benzie said the severe 'eather was not a factor in the loss of the building. The cause of,,the fire is under invesligat ion. Newbury home burns; unoccupied NI,;IVIlI;IIY Fire dcsti'oyed ;i hllnie el, viii,l! I).%' Nicholas Ihliiloon Jan, 9. Tile house, on lh(, SM. iinip Iload. was nnocl'uliie(I al lhe lithe. The 1%o slory franle house .lis eiilill'(,(I in flaines when lircfighlcrs arrivt,(l anti was de('l;lli,d a lolal hiss, ,\\; lilt inarshal cli,t'ked lhc l lcllarllnciil, tliit'li eOUlils its a,sislalit'(' at fires ill Pier- st.l,lll, SnildlV. hill Iho i';Ausc tit opcralioiial )('ai' ;i I)eliiinili., IiiO111 lhc liic ;i, iml iiniliedialcl) ii llie firsl Tli('sdav ot ' Ih,n/ic said lhi,re was nol (lelTiliili,(t %;ll\\;ciiihci. aiid all litil Iwo (,iiOligh ilillirilialion Io draw Tli, hli/c \\;ti. lh(, Iltlh ot hate I.,i,ii iii I/l'adtord ilsell, t'oiichisilillS on lhe nulnerous p.illl hl Ihl, lli'adlord Fire \\;tith lhe olherlwonltilualaid tir(,s hill lhat "There does seeni hi Ix, a pattern there" in lhe extremely cold tenl- l)eralures lhal pul a strain nil hi)hie healing systelns. "You have hot waler pipes (please turn to page 12) FIRE DESTRUCTION--Bradford Fire Chief Melvin Benzie checks the scene of a blaze that destroyed the Darrell Jay home on Goshen Road. I I I I Iq [ J III II I II Historic research begins Death ot ex-C_,ov. P oweU by I,.F. BARNES dislricl nnnlinalions for the NEWBUliY--lleglnning the villages nf S. Newbury, W. prompts sympathy, praise 'eek of ,Jail, 19, 1981, ar- Newtiury. Newbury and Wells chileclural historian Itiver. 1Margarel Dehiilre will begin Newbury is lhe only town in work inlhehisloricdish-ictsof lile stale to sponsor tlAMI>TI)N FALLS -The nne of New ilampshire'smest titian, a colorful person inan Newl)ury. t)reparalinn of nominations death of fornler New llam exh'aordinary governors," era before the word Five nominaliens will be for all Ihedislriclswilhin the pshire(lov. WleyPowellhas said II.S. Sen. Warren Rud- "charisma" was applied so prepared for the National Iown. 1'lie work is being pronlpled a fh)odof sympathy man, who had been a political loosely to so many public Regish'y of ilistoric Places: funded by grants from the and Icslimonials fromarouud opponenl, figure,,;: and those closest to an individual nomination of "1"o Rivers lteginnal Plan- lheslale, includmgonefroma l)owell's term was marked him say he was sincere, the Old Town llouse; and (pleaseturntopagel0) close friend, T. liordenWalker hy a massive reorganization warni, kind, considerate and of Woxtsville. of stale government, which compassionate. "W( Powell's work on this nlnsl polilical figures and (hie account said "Powell's earth has been completed, but others agreed was his greatest forthrightness divided people Dep ty h iff inj d ,he results of his accnmplishnlent, into lwo camps--"those u s er ure achievements will be with us "lie had the keenest mind of captivated by him and those for many years to come," anyone thai 1 ever met," said who were antagonized byhim. i: : BRADFORD--Two Lyme Marsh and anolhcr man,but Walker h)ld the Journal Walker. "lie could spot a There was scarcely any ::  men awaited arraighment bolh participanls turned on Opinhm. " phonya! a glance, ttewasnot middle ground with We ; Monday for allegedly at- hint and ere joined by Balch. Others fronl around the cnntrolled by anyone on this Powell." tacking a depuly sheriff who An onlooker'lried toheipthe slale agreed with this earlh, lie was a religious man Poweli ran seven times for tried to break up a brawl at depuly bul was also assaulted, estimale of Powell, who was and put all his trust in God governor and five times, King Arthur's in Bradford. Pet Marsh. 19, and Steven pnlice charged. The third man governor from 1958-fi2. Powell above," added the Woodsville unsuccessfully, for the U,S. Baleh; 2L we arrested early escaped, but Balch and Marsh dkd al his home in Hampton businessman who knew Senate. lte was chairman o( Saturyatinights, 'ere ileld for lack of $1,000 Falls Jan. 6al the ageof65, t'owell closely for nearly 25 the New England Governors oait each on a variety of "Wesley Powell was one of years. Conference and the National aice/"OfftcialssaidputySheriffIP,chiavo tried to eharges.la.hiavo was treated for a the mos! eolorful people in Numerous accounts of Governors' Conference in break up a fight between nose injury. New llampshire politi, and Pnwell's career describe him lg(il. prnhably in the slate's tiistory, as a brilliant political tac- ( please turn to page a ) PLACE--Remains of "Our Place" restaurant, destroyed in one of 18 fires in Bradford so far this winter. Oxbow board will act on new school budget The Oxbow Superinlendenl to draft such nnt apply to Ihe temporary thai she call Mrs. l'erkils, Will act Thur- an article in a manner which withholdingofsalary, fulfilling Ihe requirenlenl proposed would provide options for the 3"lie lloard further observed explicilly rttuired of her and voters. The board will con- thai lhe cheek was available t)mplied wilh by other faculty was sider this draft at its Jan. 15 1o the leacher on Oct. 20 1980, .inenthers. The Molim passed at a board nleeling, lhe day sh, relurned from a unaniniously. The meeling 5 after it was K Knighl moved, D, Perry lrip, and lhe sole condilion for adjourned al l(l:Fl p.m Superintendent seconded, to enler executive her Ix.eipt of lhe check was along with the session ai 7:40 P.M. to hear a comparison grievance broughl by the Program matches students to jobs action was Oxbow Teachers' Association eeting. and Io discuss salaries of by CAROI,INE ACliiI,I,ES The Cenler is a joinl efforl of Ird considered individual employees. The WEl,l.,q RIVER--Principal Ihe Fulure Business Leaders approaches to motion passed unanimously. William Randall reported to of America and the National repairs and to The Board reiurned to open Ihe school board on the Blue IlonorSocielyal BMU. ;e repairs. J. sessi(m al 10:22 p.m.D. Perry Mountain Union School Youth Randall also reporlcd at the D. Johnston moved, D. Johnston seconded. JobBank Jan. 7 meeting that.' the o address major. 1o deny grievance No. 4:80 I1 is a service that matches Sludenl Council is coor- rs in a separale inasnluch as Article XI, 11.5 willing sludenl workers witha dinaling a Vernlonl ltigh Warning for the as specifically wrillen to job that is needed tobe done in School Studenl lnleres! eeting. The motion provide for inslances in which lh(, ('ommunily. It is open on (;roup. The group is composed a lcacher's salary is per- Tuesday and Thursday of various sludent councils in board requested the manenlly wilhheld and does Inorniilgs from 1t:30 to 9:45. (pleasetur, topage5) Economy forces newspaper to ceas e publishing I,YME The Gazelle a W, NEWBURYA weekly newspaper thai h'aced mysterious object that ils hislory back more than a plunged into a pond in W. cenlury, Ires closed its doors Newbury is stirring curiosity for glld, around the state. "Wiihlhisissta,,lheGazelte Speculation has ranged ill cease publication, ending from the possibilities of a 95 years of service to the meteorite to adummymissile M ascoma and Upper from a military plane. Valleys," said I'ublisher All the Charles J. Cole l)ouglas 1). Garfield in last j family know is that they heard eek's final edilion, a sound like a thud one night "Ecnnonlic condilions have around Christmas and nlade il hnpossiblc for us to discovered a hole about two continue Olx,ralion, We have and a half feet across through nol I)een able Io attracl the 10-inch thick ice of their enough supporl from area pond a day or so later. businesses or readers to make "It's just a mystery," Mrs. lhe Gazelle a viable Cole told the Journal Opinion, ne slmper." said Garfield, Mr. Cole said the water in that ho I)eeanle imhlisher of The spot is about seven feet deep, (;azelle ii year ago when lhe and Mrs. Cole added that her ('ourier ]'i'iilling Cn. Inc. of son speculated the object I,itlh, t,m houghl it The came with such force that it conii)aliy I)ul)lishes lhe l,ii- probably buried itself in the Ih'l on ('oui'icr. mud at the bottom of the pond. The (;azelle was Ihe last in a Mrs. Cole said a neighbor, line of weekly uewspapers in Russell Havilland, told them Ihe area lhal began in 1844 he had seen a bright light ilh lhe publicalion of the going across the sky at about (;ranile Slale l"r( Press. the time the mysterious object (;arfield said he was unable fell, until it faded out like a hi fhld a huyer for The shooting star. Gazelle, which had a cir- "We've seen this several eulalion of aboul 750. The times lately, like a UFO nespaper had covered : (unidentified flying object). It comes from toward Bradford nmnicipal, school and town METEORITE?--Is there a meteorite under that hole in the ice of the pond on the and then fades away. It's jusl n(,VSNonvich.Of Ihmover.Enfield, EnfieldLyme' Charles J. Cole farm in W. Newbury? No one will know until it can be probed in amazing,"A man fromMrS'UnderhillCle saidin the ('|r,, ('anaan, W. Ca,man and the spring. Cindy Clemence stands by the hole which she discovered after the Burlington area called the Ilrch'slc!'. Coles heard a loud noise around Ctlristmas. i (ease turn to page 3) %