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10111 NAIMNIM lyme Of fold iormon! Hovethdl Woodsvdle 11ilOl! ThotforU oerlee Wqst FOlr (p Ibodlofd 0 *n th 10plhom Newbry Wqlllt, R,vpi lllyegOt  Goton 25' I YSPS 3.qM3 I0 Serving Over 48 Communities in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont June 10, 1981 big needs ern NoH. J. -"One of the biggest con- can- cerns right now for our area," Hampshire he added, "is tourism. I don't District 2, think we can afford to cut back smaller on the Office of Tourism. It is and more one of the few places where the dollars we spend are needs of returned many times over," he added in an interview in this newspaper's offices. Cryans is running against Republican Mrs. Andrew Poulsen in a special election June 23. Mrs. Poulsen was appointed to fill out the remainder of the current term of her late husband, who had served several terms in the Senate. The District 2 seat has always been held by a Republican. ; The 30-year-old Cryans, who - lives in Bethlehem and is a mortgage loan officer at the Saver's Bank in Littleton, said government largely takes care of people at both ends of the income spectrum--the poor and the wealthy, but "We've sort of forgotten the guy in the middle who's working and making an in- come." High mortgage interest kTE'--Miehael rates have priced most Dentocratic middle-income people out of the housing market, he said, n special and urged a renewal of the 2 seat New Hampshire Housing Senate. program which expired recently after helping some can be 1,200 state residents buy our way of homes at a comparatively low : that because 9 per cent mortgage rate. scenery it Cryans also said he feared have in- that the area's economic told the problems, including high ) advocating energy costs in a cold climate, clean in- may force mahy':slilletl ca. (please turn to page S) hikes insurance share 'E.Selectmen Selectmen" also said the In increase town will pay the Rosario premiums Martin family to hook onto the employees Pike water system because of even damage to their well that is a apparently due to road runoff. town did The selectmen heard a higher complaint from Joanna Van Norden about the dump on the Mill Street and Selectman share of Chairman Richard Kinder le Shield said the owner bad agreed to post signs to prevent dumping. now Police will enforce it, he ad- payments dud. Xbow's Medicaid jeopardized Grafton Commissioners warn of big property tax hikes N. HAVERHILL--Grafton county taxpayers, the corn- enacted in its present form, Children {AFDC). This County Commissioners, missioners said in a letter, the $54.6 million for ICF will proposal was put off when the preparing for a public hearing The federal funds, totaling be borne by county taxpayers House passed the one per cent next Monday on a 1982 budget some $32 million, would have rather than $10.g million under payroll tax," the corn- of more than $6 million, have to be returned because federal the current plan," the corn- missioners said. warned that state property law requires states to fund at missioners added. "Should the Senate overturn taxpayers face a minimum 150 least $16 of every $100 in costs. "This plainly means that the the payroll tax and bring forth per cent increase in county "The net effect of this non- entire Medicaid program in the 25 per cent AFDC charge, budgets if a bill under con- compliance will mean that the the State of New Hampshire is an additional burden to the sideration in the New Ham- ICF (intermediate care in jeopardy," the letter added, county taxpayer would be pshire legislature is enacted, facilities) costs to the county The commissioners also imposed. The exact The bill now before the Senate taxpayer would be then in- warned of another major magnitude of this additional Finance Committee.would cut creased 500 per cent," the potential added burden on charge on the county taxpayer the state's share of payments commissionersaid, county taxpayers. "A is not known because the for Medicaid intermediate Currently, the federal proposal was prepared to bill financial figures are not now care facilities in half to $10, government pays $60 of every the counties and available," they added. resulting in the loss of federal $100 in ICF costs, with the municipalities for 25 per cent The proposed 1982 Grafton funds and placing the full state paying $20 and the of the cost of the Aid to County budget totals burden of the program on counties $20, but if the bill is Families with Dependent (pleaseturntopugeS) NEW ASSIGNMENT--Weodsvtlle native Vice Admiral William H. Rowden has been assigned by the U.S. Navy as commander 9f the Sixth Fleet. Native commands Navy's Sixth Fleet WASHINGTON--Secretary of 1952. Upon graduation he was graduate School in Monterey, Defense Caspar W. Wein- assigned to the gunnery Calif., where he earned a berger announced May 21 the department of USS Yarnell Bachelor of Science Degree in reassignment of Vice Admiral . (DD 541), operating in support ordnance engineering in 1961. William H. Rowden, U.S. of UN actions in Korea. A tour as commanding officer, Navy, as Commander SIXTH In late 1954 he became USS Bauer (DE 1025) BRADFORD--The Oxbow Fleet. Vice Admiral Rowden executive officer of USS followed. He was deployed in School Beard's new policy on is presently serving as Deputy Cormorant (MSC 122) and Bauer in the South China Sea competition between school Chief of Operations (Surface took command in December at the beginning of the Navy's vocational programs and local Warfare), Office of the Chief 1955, sailing Cormorant to involvement in the Vietnam businesses received first of Naval Operations. Sasebo0 Japan, in January, conflict, reading June 4 despite ob- Born May 12, 1930, in 1956. He remained as corn- From 1965 to 1967 he was jections of a Bradford Woodsville, Vice Admiral manding officer for 18 months, assigned as personal aide to greenhouse operator. Rowden is the son of Mrs. Following a tour in the Commander in Chief Pacific, Earl Welch, owner of Kathleen G. and the late Bureau of Naval Personnel as Admiral U.S.G. Sharp. After Shearer's Greenhouse, called Henry T. Rowden of Ryegate. an enlisted detailer, he served study at the Armed Forces the policy statement "wor- He graduated from Wells as executive officer in USS Staff College in Norfolk, Va., thless" because it doesn't River High School in 1948 and Luster (DE 1022). In 1959, he he commanded USS Lynde spell out responsibility for the U.S. Naval Academy in attended the U.S. Naval Post- (please turn to page 5) PLANNING AUCTION--Members of Bradford's Association of Business People discuss plans for auction to be held July 9 in connection with Sum- merfest '81 Crafts Fair. Auctioneers Graham and Chris BLake (at head of table) and their staff will donate their services to auction oil new merchandise offered by Bradford merchants plus some qualified used articles placed by indlviduals for consignment sale. Auction will begin at U a.m. July 9, first day of three-day Summerfest Fair. The auction will include many hundreds of items of a broad selection of new merchandise, which will be picked up from merchants the day before the sale and auctioned in the order it is received. Consignment used goods from other in- dlviauals willbe sold at intervals during the sale. Anyone wishing to place items in the auction may the auctioneers at 222-5569. Competition policy gets reading by Oxbow board seeing that specific provisions in all high school vocational Director Russell Havilland are carried out. programs. ,has said students need the The policy states that "The Board recognizes that con- ducting these vocational activities in a manner which produces 'real' experience for the students sometimes results in competition with local businesses. This com- petition, however, should be minimized to the degree possible without sacrificing the primary educational purposes of the program." The policy statement is to iris are state qUSlllllH receive a secnd reading at L    l next month's meeting. g Welch, who serves on Oxbow's Natural Resources Advisory Committee dealing on the TinaDavidson, with forestry and agriculture possibly the class of the State derella" team Windsor Yellow knowledgeable fans attending Humphrey mound Janine Teeter, of Vermont. They earned the Jackets, 9-0, and the latter the game. throwing aspirin size pitches; Angle Dobbins, Wendy Wook, as well as greenhouse and former by blasting "Cin- was voiced by many With standout hurler Pam offensive strengthprovidedby Marsha Carbee and Hum- operations, said he believed phrey; and a defense that there should he a statewide played errorless ball policy prohibiting competition He said such competition represents unfair competition to businesses because school vocational operations are subsidized by tax dollars. Oxbow Vocational Cente/ experience of actual business operations to prepare them for employment. He said the Oxbow greenhouse will gross approximately $3,000 for the 1980-81 year. Fairlee school bond approved FAIRLEE--School district actual spending this year. voters have narrowly ap- The new budget will raise proved a $50,000 bond issue for the school tax rate to $11 from leman, Angle Dobbins, terfielder. shortstop and Kris throughout the two-week tournament climb, the Olympians were not to be denied. Getting to the finals was harder than the finale. Against Winooski last Tuesday, Oxbow fell behind 3- 0 going into the top of the sixth inning, garnering only one hit along the way. The lead was cut to 3-2 on walks to Carbee and Dobbins and singles by Humphrey and Kris Herman. Still 'down by one the Olym- pians exploded for four runs and a berth in last Saturday's Championship game. The rally started quietly. Wendy Cook grounded from first to third. One out. Hollie ' Royston popped to the third baseman. Two out, none on. Carbee worked the pitcher to a full count, and walked for the third time of the game. Dobbins kept the game going with a single to left, and a clutch single by Humphrey tied the score. Another single by Teeter brought in the winning tally and insurance runs were provided by a double by steady Annette Brooks. Paul Munn, the Oxbow coach, felt "this was the key game for us. The kids never quit. They wanted it, and they went out in the last two innings and got it. They're winners and now they know it. The game against Windsor Herman, ten- was almost over before it (please turn to page 7) TROPHy... -  ....... ...... : Pant ,-- liolding the Class II Championship try_ hY untPhrey, pitcher, Marsha Carbee, third wall and roof insulation Fairlee Elementary School, and there is some speculation the vote may be challenged. The bend issue passed by onlk' a single vote, 44-43. Voters have also approved'a at $9.70. William Baade won the school board position vacated by Mary Cuthbertson by a vote of 33-25 over Joe Meader at the annual school district meeting June 2. John Larson $302,362 school budget for 1981- ran uncontested for the board 82, representing increases of position vacated by Orange 12 per cent over the current County Sen. Alan Avery. budget and 4.5 per cent over Fierce storm lashes Newbury, Haverhill A sudden storm with tor- down behind the building hail appeared likely to break nade-like winds, hail and housing the Post Office and them, and the school went clark as the electricity failed. torrents of rain whipped through Newbury and on across the river to Haverhill last Thursday, uprooting several large trees and causing a rash of electric power outages. Heaviest damage was in the area of the Newbury common,, where a large tree was blown P .... Witnesses described hail stones as big as a thumb. Charles Barnes said the only worst storm he had ever witnessed was a hurricane. Areas to the north and south of the Newbury-Haverhill line were largely spared, except for some torrential downpours to the north. town office, causing damage to the roof. Other trees fell across power lines and into yards, damaging lawns and gardens. Teachers at Newbury Elementary School hurriedly called their students to the front of the room away from the windows as wind, rain and ;"  ........... STORM VICTIM--Large tree was felled by brief lint violent storm in Newlmry. Scene is at edge of common behind town clerk-post office building. 10111 NAIMNIM lyme Of fold iormon! Hovethdl Woodsvdle 11ilOl! ThotforU oerlee Wqst FOlr (p Ibodlofd 0 *n th 10plhom Newbry Wqlllt, R,vpi lllyegOt  Goton 25' I YSPS 3.qM3 I0 Serving Over 48 Communities in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont June 10, 1981 big needs ern NoH. J. -"One of the biggest con- can- cerns right now for our area," Hampshire he added, "is tourism. I don't District 2, think we can afford to cut back smaller on the Office of Tourism. It is and more one of the few places where the dollars we spend are needs of returned many times over," he added in an interview in this newspaper's offices. Cryans is running against Republican Mrs. Andrew Poulsen in a special election June 23. Mrs. Poulsen was appointed to fill out the remainder of the current term of her late husband, who had served several terms in the Senate. The District 2 seat has always been held by a Republican. ; The 30-year-old Cryans, who - lives in Bethlehem and is a mortgage loan officer at the Saver's Bank in Littleton, said government largely takes care of people at both ends of the income spectrum--the poor and the wealthy, but "We've sort of forgotten the guy in the middle who's working and making an in- come." High mortgage interest kTE'--Miehael rates have priced most Dentocratic middle-income people out of the housing market, he said, n special and urged a renewal of the 2 seat New Hampshire Housing Senate. program which expired recently after helping some can be 1,200 state residents buy our way of homes at a comparatively low : that because 9 per cent mortgage rate. scenery it Cryans also said he feared have in- that the area's economic told the problems, including high ) advocating energy costs in a cold climate, clean in- may force mahy':slilletl ca. (please turn to page S) hikes insurance share 'E.Selectmen Selectmen" also said the In increase town will pay the Rosario premiums Martin family to hook onto the employees Pike water system because of even damage to their well that is a apparently due to road runoff. town did The selectmen heard a higher complaint from Joanna Van Norden about the dump on the Mill Street and Selectman share of Chairman Richard Kinder le Shield said the owner bad agreed to post signs to prevent dumping. now Police will enforce it, he ad- payments dud. Xbow's Medicaid jeopardized Grafton Commissioners warn of big property tax hikes N. HAVERHILL--Grafton county taxpayers, the corn- enacted in its present form, Children {AFDC). This County Commissioners, missioners said in a letter, the $54.6 million for ICF will proposal was put off when the preparing for a public hearing The federal funds, totaling be borne by county taxpayers House passed the one per cent next Monday on a 1982 budget some $32 million, would have rather than $10.g million under payroll tax," the corn- of more than $6 million, have to be returned because federal the current plan," the corn- missioners said. warned that state property law requires states to fund at missioners added. "Should the Senate overturn taxpayers face a minimum 150 least $16 of every $100 in costs. "This plainly means that the the payroll tax and bring forth per cent increase in county "The net effect of this non- entire Medicaid program in the 25 per cent AFDC charge, budgets if a bill under con- compliance will mean that the the State of New Hampshire is an additional burden to the sideration in the New Ham- ICF (intermediate care in jeopardy," the letter added, county taxpayer would be pshire legislature is enacted, facilities) costs to the county The commissioners also imposed. The exact The bill now before the Senate taxpayer would be then in- warned of another major magnitude of this additional Finance Committee.would cut creased 500 per cent," the potential added burden on charge on the county taxpayer the state's share of payments commissionersaid, county taxpayers. "A is not known because the for Medicaid intermediate Currently, the federal proposal was prepared to bill financial figures are not now care facilities in half to $10, government pays $60 of every the counties and available," they added. resulting in the loss of federal $100 in ICF costs, with the municipalities for 25 per cent The proposed 1982 Grafton funds and placing the full state paying $20 and the of the cost of the Aid to County budget totals burden of the program on counties $20, but if the bill is Families with Dependent (pleaseturntopugeS) NEW ASSIGNMENT--Weodsvtlle native Vice Admiral William H. Rowden has been assigned by the U.S. Navy as commander 9f the Sixth Fleet. Native commands Navy's Sixth Fleet WASHINGTON--Secretary of 1952. Upon graduation he was graduate School in Monterey, Defense Caspar W. Wein- assigned to the gunnery Calif., where he earned a berger announced May 21 the department of USS Yarnell Bachelor of Science Degree in reassignment of Vice Admiral . (DD 541), operating in support ordnance engineering in 1961. William H. Rowden, U.S. of UN actions in Korea. A tour as commanding officer, Navy, as Commander SIXTH In late 1954 he became USS Bauer (DE 1025) BRADFORD--The Oxbow Fleet. Vice Admiral Rowden executive officer of USS followed. He was deployed in School Beard's new policy on is presently serving as Deputy Cormorant (MSC 122) and Bauer in the South China Sea competition between school Chief of Operations (Surface took command in December at the beginning of the Navy's vocational programs and local Warfare), Office of the Chief 1955, sailing Cormorant to involvement in the Vietnam businesses received first of Naval Operations. Sasebo0 Japan, in January, conflict, reading June 4 despite ob- Born May 12, 1930, in 1956. He remained as corn- From 1965 to 1967 he was jections of a Bradford Woodsville, Vice Admiral manding officer for 18 months, assigned as personal aide to greenhouse operator. Rowden is the son of Mrs. Following a tour in the Commander in Chief Pacific, Earl Welch, owner of Kathleen G. and the late Bureau of Naval Personnel as Admiral U.S.G. Sharp. After Shearer's Greenhouse, called Henry T. Rowden of Ryegate. an enlisted detailer, he served study at the Armed Forces the policy statement "wor- He graduated from Wells as executive officer in USS Staff College in Norfolk, Va., thless" because it doesn't River High School in 1948 and Luster (DE 1022). In 1959, he he commanded USS Lynde spell out responsibility for the U.S. Naval Academy in attended the U.S. Naval Post- (please turn to page 5) PLANNING AUCTION--Members of Bradford's Association of Business People discuss plans for auction to be held July 9 in connection with Sum- merfest '81 Crafts Fair. Auctioneers Graham and Chris BLake (at head of table) and their staff will donate their services to auction oil new merchandise offered by Bradford merchants plus some qualified used articles placed by indlviduals for consignment sale. Auction will begin at U a.m. July 9, first day of three-day Summerfest Fair. The auction will include many hundreds of items of a broad selection of new merchandise, which will be picked up from merchants the day before the sale and auctioned in the order it is received. Consignment used goods from other in- dlviauals willbe sold at intervals during the sale. Anyone wishing to place items in the auction may the auctioneers at 222-5569. Competition policy gets reading by Oxbow board seeing that specific provisions in all high school vocational Director Russell Havilland are carried out. programs. ,has said students need the The policy states that "The Board recognizes that con- ducting these vocational activities in a manner which produces 'real' experience for the students sometimes results in competition with local businesses. This com- petition, however, should be minimized to the degree possible without sacrificing the primary educational purposes of the program." The policy statement is to iris are state qUSlllllH receive a secnd reading at L    l next month's meeting. g Welch, who serves on Oxbow's Natural Resources Advisory Committee dealing on the TinaDavidson, with forestry and agriculture possibly the class of the State derella" team Windsor Yellow knowledgeable fans attending Humphrey mound Janine Teeter, of Vermont. They earned the Jackets, 9-0, and the latter the game. throwing aspirin size pitches; Angle Dobbins, Wendy Wook, as well as greenhouse and former by blasting "Cin- was voiced by many With standout hurler Pam offensive strengthprovidedby Marsha Carbee and Hum- operations, said he believed phrey; and a defense that there should he a statewide played errorless ball policy prohibiting competition He said such competition represents unfair competition to businesses because school vocational operations are subsidized by tax dollars. Oxbow Vocational Cente/ experience of actual business operations to prepare them for employment. He said the Oxbow greenhouse will gross approximately $3,000 for the 1980-81 year. Fairlee school bond approved FAIRLEE--School district actual spending this year. voters have narrowly ap- The new budget will raise proved a $50,000 bond issue for the school tax rate to $11 from leman, Angle Dobbins, terfielder. shortstop and Kris throughout the two-week tournament climb, the Olympians were not to be denied. Getting to the finals was harder than the finale. Against Winooski last Tuesday, Oxbow fell behind 3- 0 going into the top of the sixth inning, garnering only one hit along the way. The lead was cut to 3-2 on walks to Carbee and Dobbins and singles by Humphrey and Kris Herman. Still 'down by one the Olym- pians exploded for four runs and a berth in last Saturday's Championship game. The rally started quietly. Wendy Cook grounded from first to third. One out. Hollie ' Royston popped to the third baseman. Two out, none on. Carbee worked the pitcher to a full count, and walked for the third time of the game. Dobbins kept the game going with a single to left, and a clutch single by Humphrey tied the score. Another single by Teeter brought in the winning tally and insurance runs were provided by a double by steady Annette Brooks. Paul Munn, the Oxbow coach, felt "this was the key game for us. The kids never quit. They wanted it, and they went out in the last two innings and got it. They're winners and now they know it. The game against Windsor Herman, ten- was almost over before it (please turn to page 7) TROPHy... -  ....... ...... : Pant ,-- liolding the Class II Championship try_ hY untPhrey, pitcher, Marsha Carbee, third wall and roof insulation Fairlee Elementary School, and there is some speculation the vote may be challenged. The bend issue passed by onlk' a single vote, 44-43. Voters have also approved'a at $9.70. William Baade won the school board position vacated by Mary Cuthbertson by a vote of 33-25 over Joe Meader at the annual school district meeting June 2. John Larson $302,362 school budget for 1981- ran uncontested for the board 82, representing increases of position vacated by Orange 12 per cent over the current County Sen. Alan Avery. budget and 4.5 per cent over Fierce storm lashes Newbury, Haverhill A sudden storm with tor- down behind the building hail appeared likely to break nade-like winds, hail and housing the Post Office and them, and the school went clark as the electricity failed. torrents of rain whipped through Newbury and on across the river to Haverhill last Thursday, uprooting several large trees and causing a rash of electric power outages. Heaviest damage was in the area of the Newbury common,, where a large tree was blown P .... Witnesses described hail stones as big as a thumb. Charles Barnes said the only worst storm he had ever witnessed was a hurricane. Areas to the north and south of the Newbury-Haverhill line were largely spared, except for some torrential downpours to the north. town office, causing damage to the roof. Other trees fell across power lines and into yards, damaging lawns and gardens. Teachers at Newbury Elementary School hurriedly called their students to the front of the room away from the windows as wind, rain and ;"  ........... STORM VICTIM--Large tree was felled by brief lint violent storm in Newlmry. Scene is at edge of common behind town clerk-post office building.