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NEW NAMPSNIIII tyme Orford Permon? Hover hiH Wood,?=lie BOTh VIRMONT The?ford So,flee Wet? Fo=rlee Brodford Corfnth T Opt, horn Newbury Welh R,ver Ryegove Gro?o n USP 598340 117, Number 43 Serving Over 48 Communities in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont October 27, 1982 E/ectmns next Tuesday, Nov. 2,/n Vermont and New Hampshire should, be reminded that neVTuesday, Nov. , in both Vermont and New Hampshire. will be open in most of our area towns from to 6100 p.m., on Tuesday. Only registered vote in the elections. For the exact time open and close in your town, and to see if name is registered on your town's voters stop by and inquire at your local town clerk's Vermont, as in neighboring New Hampshire, next Tuesday will decide on gubernatorial, Senate, County Attorney, and other important As the result of the primary elections in both on Sept. 14, a number of candidates will he unopposed on the ballot next Tuesday, voters option of writing in their own choice for are not happy with the ballot selection. Hampshire, voters will also decide who will their towns as county representatives or New Hampshire voters will vote for a Executive Councilor, Vermonters will decide Governor. constitutional questions will he on the ballot in Hampshire. The first will ask if the voters will a state constitutional convention to be held in mler the present constitution this question ap- on the ballot every four years. The second will attempt to remedy some left-out wording a 1974 amendment, the new amendment provides a for the new legislative session to be presented the tally of votes for gubernatorial office. The question is an amendment caging for the state's to provide for the right to bear arms, a already provided in the U.S. Constitution. fourth question calls for the voters to decide on a extension of the governor's term from two to k///s man/n Woodsv///e A Woodsville area man was killed Wednesday evening when he apparently fell into Path of a train on the trestle between Woodsville :rosses the Connecticut River. to police, the man killed in the mishap was Twomey Sr., 53, who listed no permanent but who police said had lived in the Woodsville body was found at about 3:30 a.m. on by a crew from the Boston and Maine say the man was mostly likely killed by an train on the tracks at about 10:30 p.m. Exactly the incident occurred has not yet been determined. that it was unlikely that Twomey had front of the train because the clearance of the engine car would not correspond to the nature of injuries, instead they believe that he either of the train as it was passing, or that bled between two cars and had been run the train left the yard. to the death as accidental, ruling and suicide atthe present time. S ett// the record stra/ght typographical errors in last week's Oct. 20 issue special clarification. The correct phone for the St. Johosbury office of the state's of Social and Rehabilitation Services is a misprint last week caused the St. Johnsbury to read "478." Finally, there are 16 days in 's regular deer season, as usual; not "15" as News Note last week. out for those spooks! /f | CANDIDATES NIGHT---Speaking at the United Church of Christ in Bradford last week were candidates (left to right) Herb Gallagher, Wayne Kenyon, Gel-aid Morse, Scudder Parker, Tom Ryan, William Stowe, and Ken Vittum. Line.up for question and ansu00r event Legislative candidates in Bradford BRADFORD - Seven: c'an- sponsored by the church's Gallagher. ment through the Act-250 businesses when it comes to didates 'for the Vermont Social Action Committee Each candidate was given process, development, supporting legislature were quizzed by were: Orange Three District three minutes to make a brief Incumbent Democrat Rep. "light, clean industry" about25 Bradford area voters House candidates incumbent statement about their can- Wayne Kenyon, of Bradford, through state grants and last week at a Candidates Wayne Kenyon and challenger didacy, the series of started off the evening" loans; and on energy, he Night event held at the United Kenneth Vittum; Caledonia statements were followed by scrambling to fit a quick Church of Christ. It was a. Count!e--ksenate candidates an hour long question and review of his legislative night in which the candidates Gerald Morse, Scudder answer period during which career into the three-minute mostly stuck to the issues, Parker, and challenger the candidates had some in- time period. Kenyon said he avoiding personal jabs at their William Stowe; Vermont teresting responses after favors low-cost loans to far- political opponents, candidate for Lt. Governor being drilled on issues ranging mers for boosting the state's On the firing line at the Tom Ryan; and write-in from utility ratestothestate's agricultural climate; he Wednesday evening event Senate candLdate Herb role in controlling develop- favors an emphasis on small supports the adoption of a "statewide energy plan," a moratorium on the con- struction of nuclear power plants in the state, and tighter controls on the transportation of nuclear waste on Vermont (please turn to page 5) N. Haverhill students get strong advice on dru00 aouse N. HAVERHILL--- About 35 and fines that can accompany wide-eyed youngsters at the the illegal use of drugs if you James Morrill Elementary are caught by the authorities. School listened intently last Included with the discussion of Friday morning as Haverhill drug use, Savage spoke of the Police Chief Stephen Savage hazards of drinking and ke to them on drug and driving -- backing up his hol abuse and lolice argument against mixing the ctivities in their town. two with several convincing The children were from Mr. descriptions of what it is like !Gardner's and Mrs, Tobin's to respond to the scene of a 'xth grade classes at the tragic accident caused by slchool, and "they seemed to someone who had too much to have a lot of questions for drink. Savage, who can spin a police tale with the best of them. The police chief showed the children a display of various drugs and drug paraphernalia, describing the names of eac and how they are used- in- cluded with each description Savage told the children that he would rather talk to them now under friendly circumstances inside their cassroom, than years later in an unfortunate situation. "You are all going to have to make some tough decisions was a warning of the potential someday," he told them, dangers involved with the use "hopefully you can make the of drugs. : The sixth graders were told right ones." One little girl asked the not only of the potential health question that was on many of dangers associated with drug the young students' minds. "If use but also of the jail terms (please turn to page 6) BMU School Board not ready to commit to computer purchase by MICHAEL TASSIELLI presently paying to have its WELLS RIVER-- The Blue accounting contracted out. He Good news for sagging economy Mountain Union School Board said that thecomputer would would not commit to the have" other record-keeping Mortgage loan rates begin to fall purchase of a computer, tobe capacities beyondaccounting used in administration, at the which may prove useful to the board's Wednesday, Oct. 20 school. - meeting. Board members Equipment Options A long-awaited decline in rates at which they lend to Administration will drop Farmers Home loan In the farmer programs,the were reluctant to commit the' Stephen Allen, chairman of interest ratesforg0vernmejt businesses and corporath)r effective Nov: i, .State programs will be of great interest rates for farm $10,0lS,cmary to Lheschool rd; coagd and private home mortgage --to 12 percent, echoei the DtrectorforVmontandNew benefit to the entire rural operat loaiq.s will lom in com:-the superindant to explore loans was announced last nationwide trend. But private Hampshire Roland R Vautotw economy of Vermont and New the present 13.25 percent down puter which would be used to the costs of purchasing used week, which could be good home mortgage rates in our to 11.5 percent. Far& do theschool'saccounting, equipment as opposed to new. news to construction, real region still have got a ways to  ownership loans will be Superintendent Keith Ober The chairman said that he estate, and related industries go on their path toward Turn clocks back Sunday reduced from the present 13 said that a new computer can would like to pursue other in Vermont and New Ham- parody with last week's prime percent to 11.5 percent, be purchased for around options and cited that the pshire, lending rate. "Fall Back Time" is here once again, as area Interest rates for limited $10,000. Maintenance con- board has four months to do so The predicted local decline Most private home mot- readers are reminded to turn their clocks and resource farm operating loans tracts can be obtained for two before changes would have to in rates set for Farmers Home tgage rates at banks in the will be lowered from 10.25 to three thousand dollars per be made. loans came hot on the heels of Upper Valley were last week watches back one hour this Sunday morning, percent to 8 percent and year. Oher stressed that no Ober said that he was not the announcement in being offered to potential Oct. 31. This will mark the end of Daylight limited resource farm new personnel would be yet ready to recommend a Washington last week that the homebuyers at levels Savings Time and begin Eastern Standard Time. ownership loans drop from 6.5 required to operate the particular computer system nation's prime rate had somewhere between 14 and 15 percent to 5.75 percent, said computer, that he or his but, did urge the board to dipped to 12 percent -- down percent. Some banks in other Although the move will mean less light late in the twin-state regional FHA secretary would use the determine whether or not they from 16 percent at the areas of Vermont were said to the day, an additional hour of sleep will be in director, machine, thus incurring no would approve a computer beginning of the summer. On be offering slightly lower Government interest rates new costs each year above purchase. Wall Street, trading surged as rates, store for this Sunday morning., for single family housing loans maintenance fees. That decision was held off hopeful investors cited the However, in the Upper ....  will drop from 13.125 to 11.5 Ober said the purchase pending the chairman's and decline in interest rates as Valley, last week's private percent except for those who would offset the $10,000 per other board members' perhaps a change in the mortgage rates of 14 to 15 announcedlastweek. Hampshire", he said. can affordthe rates charged year that the school is recommendations. Federal Reserve's two-year percent were considerably Vautour said the reductions, However, the government by the Department of Housing tight money policy. In the more attractive than rates nearly two percentage points subsidized Farmers Home and Urban Development. " Upper Valley, local hanks earlier in the summer of for some loans, are possible loans arehandedoutunderthe Their rates will drop a full i "' cautiously began to lower upwardsof 17 percent, because of "the general move terms of eligibility point from 13.5 to 12.5.  I their lending rates. Interest rates for loan toward lower interest rates requirements and ceilings are FHA loans for multi-family \\; Some area banks have programs of the U.S. across all sectors of the placed on the highest amount housing will be reduced in  reportedly lowered their Department of Agriculture's economy." that can be borrowed for November from 13.125 to 11.5 prime rates--theshort-term Farmers Home "Lower interest rates for homes under the program, percent. f Halloween goblins out Saturday night It was a crisp fall groaning. Over the marshes of tbe foundation like an invisible of grey coyotes ambled rock. Mrs, Martinsonstepped in Orfordville bundled under Hallow's Eve celebration. old house on the Arcbertown Brook, the winds freight train. " through underbrush yipping back and began a frightened the ghoulish costume, suf- Sometime later the name was of Orford, New rushed through cracks in the Near that old farmhouse and crying, their voices fering beneath the hot, bulky was croaking and windows and whistled around and its lone occupant, a pack carrying down the valley with clothing and the real-life :: the brisk wind and floating rubber mask, was partaking northward toward Piermont. in one of the oldest holidays Inside the drab, cold still celebrated; All Hallow's FACE-Fail symbolism, deptctea here pumpklns and squash 'eady for harvest plus the wood pile, for winter warmth. PHOTO BY SG@IAm A. MARVIN, JR. abbreviated to Halloween. The practice of witchcraft was popular and on Halloween, witches gathered and practiced various forms of witchcraft. Offering that they were servants of the Devil, they feasted, sang and danced. Germany, France, Britain and Sweden were but a few countries holding witches nights. Here emerged toads and cats as instruments of the witches. Many of these old customs, bobbing for apples and other traditional Halloween party games, came to America with the Irish and Scottish. im- migratRs. Halloween was formally established in this country around 1M. Some of the symbols used at Halloween have a long history. The Jack-O-Lantern was introduced as the legendary man so stingy and evil that he was denied en- trance to Heaverl. In,that he liked to play tricks on the Devil, "he was evtn barred from Hell. And .his sentence was for him to wander the earth with his lighted lamp until Judgement Day. The long and piercing owl's call at night frightened travellers and soon became (please turn to page 12 structure, Mrs. Martinson Eve or Halloween. sank deeper in her stuffed Halloween is a wonderfully chair and moved closer to the old historic holiday with roots crackling fire. She continued going back before the time of stitching her cozy red and blue Christ. The name is derived quilt that would adorn a from observances of All rickety brass bed high on the Hallow's Eve, the night prior third floor. A scrawney black to All Saint's Day. cat, curled in a half moon at All Saint's Day is celebrated the foot of the chair opened its each Nov. 1 and was incandescent green eyes and established to commemorate stared at the front door. He all the saints and martyrs not began a deep throated growl, given special days of ob- BANG, BANG, BANG, servance. It was Gregory III, boomed a succession of Pope from 731 to 741who fixed thunderous knocks at the front the precise Nov. I date. door. Again they crashed Prior to that, Celtic priests, through the house, BANG, known as Druids, celebrated BANG, BANG. Mrs. Mar- the evening prior to Nov. I by tinson bolted out of her chair lighting large fires and bur- and went to the front window, ning prisoners. This was the She peered out into the night, night before their festival Standing at the door with devoted to Samhain, the Lord shoulders sloped forward, Of the Dead. During the head erect, his garish outfit celebration, ghosts arosefrom was the most gruesome sight their graves and witches rode the startled woman had seen on their black cats and in her life. It was small, broomsticks. In 55BC, the gnomish Creature, all of three invading Romans brought feet high and garbed in a with them their festival of sinister green cloak with Pomona, the Goddess of the rumpled black trousers and Harvest. And with that, fruits surely the most ghoulish fiend of the harvest became ever to crawl from beneath a associated with the All i shiver. The macabre spook stepped briskly to the window and peered inside, sighting the bewildered woman. His beady eyes glowed and a crooked frown revealed his terrible fangs, which oozed forth rich, red blood. It dripped a deep crimson trickle down over its chin and onto the front of the zombie-like thing. The horrified woman staggered to the door and gathered in a deep breath to hail for assistance. The eerie pygmy stepped to the open door, reached deep inside a paper bag it had concealed under his spectral cloak and withdrew a long multi-colored flashlight. Before Mrs. Martinson could yell out, the gruesome runt raised the instrument and clicked on the strange array of flashing red, blue and green rays. He steppe forward and she saw horrible fangs jutting through pasty white lips, like twt) tiny ivory spears. She saw deep cut scars slashed into his entire face. The elfin monster snapped off the strange light and spoke. "Trick or treat, Mrs. Martinson. Happy Halloween. Do you know who I am?" Little Billy Nestor from over HALLOWEEN WITCH--Areal flying Halloween witch will be greeting visRors to the home of Lynn and Craig Hervey in Newbury. The witch has been reported to be zooming around their home in preparation for her big night. NEW NAMPSNIIII tyme Orford Permon? Hover hiH Wood,?=lie BOTh VIRMONT The?ford So,flee Wet? Fo=rlee Brodford Corfnth T Opt, horn Newbury Welh R,ver Ryegove Gro?o n USP 598340 117, Number 43 Serving Over 48 Communities in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont October 27, 1982 E/ectmns next Tuesday, Nov. 2,/n Vermont and New Hampshire should, be reminded that neVTuesday, Nov. , in both Vermont and New Hampshire. will be open in most of our area towns from to 6100 p.m., on Tuesday. Only registered vote in the elections. For the exact time open and close in your town, and to see if name is registered on your town's voters stop by and inquire at your local town clerk's Vermont, as in neighboring New Hampshire, next Tuesday will decide on gubernatorial, Senate, County Attorney, and other important As the result of the primary elections in both on Sept. 14, a number of candidates will he unopposed on the ballot next Tuesday, voters option of writing in their own choice for are not happy with the ballot selection. Hampshire, voters will also decide who will their towns as county representatives or New Hampshire voters will vote for a Executive Councilor, Vermonters will decide Governor. constitutional questions will he on the ballot in Hampshire. The first will ask if the voters will a state constitutional convention to be held in mler the present constitution this question ap- on the ballot every four years. The second will attempt to remedy some left-out wording a 1974 amendment, the new amendment provides a for the new legislative session to be presented the tally of votes for gubernatorial office. The question is an amendment caging for the state's to provide for the right to bear arms, a already provided in the U.S. Constitution. fourth question calls for the voters to decide on a extension of the governor's term from two to k///s man/n Woodsv///e A Woodsville area man was killed Wednesday evening when he apparently fell into Path of a train on the trestle between Woodsville :rosses the Connecticut River. to police, the man killed in the mishap was Twomey Sr., 53, who listed no permanent but who police said had lived in the Woodsville body was found at about 3:30 a.m. on by a crew from the Boston and Maine say the man was mostly likely killed by an train on the tracks at about 10:30 p.m. Exactly the incident occurred has not yet been determined. that it was unlikely that Twomey had front of the train because the clearance of the engine car would not correspond to the nature of injuries, instead they believe that he either of the train as it was passing, or that bled between two cars and had been run the train left the yard. to the death as accidental, ruling and suicide atthe present time. S ett// the record stra/ght typographical errors in last week's Oct. 20 issue special clarification. The correct phone for the St. Johosbury office of the state's of Social and Rehabilitation Services is a misprint last week caused the St. Johnsbury to read "478." Finally, there are 16 days in 's regular deer season, as usual; not "15" as News Note last week. out for those spooks! /f | CANDIDATES NIGHT---Speaking at the United Church of Christ in Bradford last week were candidates (left to right) Herb Gallagher, Wayne Kenyon, Gel-aid Morse, Scudder Parker, Tom Ryan, William Stowe, and Ken Vittum. Line.up for question and ansu00r event Legislative candidates in Bradford BRADFORD - Seven: c'an- sponsored by the church's Gallagher. ment through the Act-250 businesses when it comes to didates 'for the Vermont Social Action Committee Each candidate was given process, development, supporting legislature were quizzed by were: Orange Three District three minutes to make a brief Incumbent Democrat Rep. "light, clean industry" about25 Bradford area voters House candidates incumbent statement about their can- Wayne Kenyon, of Bradford, through state grants and last week at a Candidates Wayne Kenyon and challenger didacy, the series of started off the evening" loans; and on energy, he Night event held at the United Kenneth Vittum; Caledonia statements were followed by scrambling to fit a quick Church of Christ. It was a. Count!e--ksenate candidates an hour long question and review of his legislative night in which the candidates Gerald Morse, Scudder answer period during which career into the three-minute mostly stuck to the issues, Parker, and challenger the candidates had some in- time period. Kenyon said he avoiding personal jabs at their William Stowe; Vermont teresting responses after favors low-cost loans to far- political opponents, candidate for Lt. Governor being drilled on issues ranging mers for boosting the state's On the firing line at the Tom Ryan; and write-in from utility ratestothestate's agricultural climate; he Wednesday evening event Senate candLdate Herb role in controlling develop- favors an emphasis on small supports the adoption of a "statewide energy plan," a moratorium on the con- struction of nuclear power plants in the state, and tighter controls on the transportation of nuclear waste on Vermont (please turn to page 5) N. Haverhill students get strong advice on dru00 aouse N. HAVERHILL--- About 35 and fines that can accompany wide-eyed youngsters at the the illegal use of drugs if you James Morrill Elementary are caught by the authorities. School listened intently last Included with the discussion of Friday morning as Haverhill drug use, Savage spoke of the Police Chief Stephen Savage hazards of drinking and ke to them on drug and driving -- backing up his hol abuse and lolice argument against mixing the ctivities in their town. two with several convincing The children were from Mr. descriptions of what it is like !Gardner's and Mrs, Tobin's to respond to the scene of a 'xth grade classes at the tragic accident caused by slchool, and "they seemed to someone who had too much to have a lot of questions for drink. Savage, who can spin a police tale with the best of them. The police chief showed the children a display of various drugs and drug paraphernalia, describing the names of eac and how they are used- in- cluded with each description Savage told the children that he would rather talk to them now under friendly circumstances inside their cassroom, than years later in an unfortunate situation. "You are all going to have to make some tough decisions was a warning of the potential someday," he told them, dangers involved with the use "hopefully you can make the of drugs. : The sixth graders were told right ones." One little girl asked the not only of the potential health question that was on many of dangers associated with drug the young students' minds. "If use but also of the jail terms (please turn to page 6) BMU School Board not ready to commit to computer purchase by MICHAEL TASSIELLI presently paying to have its WELLS RIVER-- The Blue accounting contracted out. He Good news for sagging economy Mountain Union School Board said that thecomputer would would not commit to the have" other record-keeping Mortgage loan rates begin to fall purchase of a computer, tobe capacities beyondaccounting used in administration, at the which may prove useful to the board's Wednesday, Oct. 20 school. - meeting. Board members Equipment Options A long-awaited decline in rates at which they lend to Administration will drop Farmers Home loan In the farmer programs,the were reluctant to commit the' Stephen Allen, chairman of interest ratesforg0vernmejt businesses and corporath)r effective Nov: i, .State programs will be of great interest rates for farm $10,0lS,cmary to Lheschool rd; coagd and private home mortgage --to 12 percent, echoei the DtrectorforVmontandNew benefit to the entire rural operat loaiq.s will lom in com:-the superindant to explore loans was announced last nationwide trend. But private Hampshire Roland R Vautotw economy of Vermont and New the present 13.25 percent down puter which would be used to the costs of purchasing used week, which could be good home mortgage rates in our to 11.5 percent. Far& do theschool'saccounting, equipment as opposed to new. news to construction, real region still have got a ways to  ownership loans will be Superintendent Keith Ober The chairman said that he estate, and related industries go on their path toward Turn clocks back Sunday reduced from the present 13 said that a new computer can would like to pursue other in Vermont and New Ham- parody with last week's prime percent to 11.5 percent, be purchased for around options and cited that the pshire, lending rate. "Fall Back Time" is here once again, as area Interest rates for limited $10,000. Maintenance con- board has four months to do so The predicted local decline Most private home mot- readers are reminded to turn their clocks and resource farm operating loans tracts can be obtained for two before changes would have to in rates set for Farmers Home tgage rates at banks in the will be lowered from 10.25 to three thousand dollars per be made. loans came hot on the heels of Upper Valley were last week watches back one hour this Sunday morning, percent to 8 percent and year. Oher stressed that no Ober said that he was not the announcement in being offered to potential Oct. 31. This will mark the end of Daylight limited resource farm new personnel would be yet ready to recommend a Washington last week that the homebuyers at levels Savings Time and begin Eastern Standard Time. ownership loans drop from 6.5 required to operate the particular computer system nation's prime rate had somewhere between 14 and 15 percent to 5.75 percent, said computer, that he or his but, did urge the board to dipped to 12 percent -- down percent. Some banks in other Although the move will mean less light late in the twin-state regional FHA secretary would use the determine whether or not they from 16 percent at the areas of Vermont were said to the day, an additional hour of sleep will be in director, machine, thus incurring no would approve a computer beginning of the summer. On be offering slightly lower Government interest rates new costs each year above purchase. Wall Street, trading surged as rates, store for this Sunday morning., for single family housing loans maintenance fees. That decision was held off hopeful investors cited the However, in the Upper ....  will drop from 13.125 to 11.5 Ober said the purchase pending the chairman's and decline in interest rates as Valley, last week's private percent except for those who would offset the $10,000 per other board members' perhaps a change in the mortgage rates of 14 to 15 announcedlastweek. Hampshire", he said. can affordthe rates charged year that the school is recommendations. Federal Reserve's two-year percent were considerably Vautour said the reductions, However, the government by the Department of Housing tight money policy. In the more attractive than rates nearly two percentage points subsidized Farmers Home and Urban Development. " Upper Valley, local hanks earlier in the summer of for some loans, are possible loans arehandedoutunderthe Their rates will drop a full i "' cautiously began to lower upwardsof 17 percent, because of "the general move terms of eligibility point from 13.5 to 12.5.  I their lending rates. Interest rates for loan toward lower interest rates requirements and ceilings are FHA loans for multi-family \\; Some area banks have programs of the U.S. across all sectors of the placed on the highest amount housing will be reduced in  reportedly lowered their Department of Agriculture's economy." that can be borrowed for November from 13.125 to 11.5 prime rates--theshort-term Farmers Home "Lower interest rates for homes under the program, percent. f Halloween goblins out Saturday night It was a crisp fall groaning. Over the marshes of tbe foundation like an invisible of grey coyotes ambled rock. Mrs, Martinsonstepped in Orfordville bundled under Hallow's Eve celebration. old house on the Arcbertown Brook, the winds freight train. " through underbrush yipping back and began a frightened the ghoulish costume, suf- Sometime later the name was of Orford, New rushed through cracks in the Near that old farmhouse and crying, their voices fering beneath the hot, bulky was croaking and windows and whistled around and its lone occupant, a pack carrying down the valley with clothing and the real-life :: the brisk wind and floating rubber mask, was partaking northward toward Piermont. in one of the oldest holidays Inside the drab, cold still celebrated; All Hallow's FACE-Fail symbolism, deptctea here pumpklns and squash 'eady for harvest plus the wood pile, for winter warmth. PHOTO BY SG@IAm A. MARVIN, JR. abbreviated to Halloween. The practice of witchcraft was popular and on Halloween, witches gathered and practiced various forms of witchcraft. Offering that they were servants of the Devil, they feasted, sang and danced. Germany, France, Britain and Sweden were but a few countries holding witches nights. Here emerged toads and cats as instruments of the witches. Many of these old customs, bobbing for apples and other traditional Halloween party games, came to America with the Irish and Scottish. im- migratRs. Halloween was formally established in this country around 1M. Some of the symbols used at Halloween have a long history. The Jack-O-Lantern was introduced as the legendary man so stingy and evil that he was denied en- trance to Heaverl. In,that he liked to play tricks on the Devil, "he was evtn barred from Hell. And .his sentence was for him to wander the earth with his lighted lamp until Judgement Day. The long and piercing owl's call at night frightened travellers and soon became (please turn to page 12 structure, Mrs. Martinson Eve or Halloween. sank deeper in her stuffed Halloween is a wonderfully chair and moved closer to the old historic holiday with roots crackling fire. She continued going back before the time of stitching her cozy red and blue Christ. The name is derived quilt that would adorn a from observances of All rickety brass bed high on the Hallow's Eve, the night prior third floor. A scrawney black to All Saint's Day. cat, curled in a half moon at All Saint's Day is celebrated the foot of the chair opened its each Nov. 1 and was incandescent green eyes and established to commemorate stared at the front door. He all the saints and martyrs not began a deep throated growl, given special days of ob- BANG, BANG, BANG, servance. It was Gregory III, boomed a succession of Pope from 731 to 741who fixed thunderous knocks at the front the precise Nov. I date. door. Again they crashed Prior to that, Celtic priests, through the house, BANG, known as Druids, celebrated BANG, BANG. Mrs. Mar- the evening prior to Nov. I by tinson bolted out of her chair lighting large fires and bur- and went to the front window, ning prisoners. This was the She peered out into the night, night before their festival Standing at the door with devoted to Samhain, the Lord shoulders sloped forward, Of the Dead. During the head erect, his garish outfit celebration, ghosts arosefrom was the most gruesome sight their graves and witches rode the startled woman had seen on their black cats and in her life. It was small, broomsticks. In 55BC, the gnomish Creature, all of three invading Romans brought feet high and garbed in a with them their festival of sinister green cloak with Pomona, the Goddess of the rumpled black trousers and Harvest. And with that, fruits surely the most ghoulish fiend of the harvest became ever to crawl from beneath a associated with the All i shiver. The macabre spook stepped briskly to the window and peered inside, sighting the bewildered woman. His beady eyes glowed and a crooked frown revealed his terrible fangs, which oozed forth rich, red blood. It dripped a deep crimson trickle down over its chin and onto the front of the zombie-like thing. The horrified woman staggered to the door and gathered in a deep breath to hail for assistance. The eerie pygmy stepped to the open door, reached deep inside a paper bag it had concealed under his spectral cloak and withdrew a long multi-colored flashlight. Before Mrs. Martinson could yell out, the gruesome runt raised the instrument and clicked on the strange array of flashing red, blue and green rays. He steppe forward and she saw horrible fangs jutting through pasty white lips, like twt) tiny ivory spears. She saw deep cut scars slashed into his entire face. The elfin monster snapped off the strange light and spoke. "Trick or treat, Mrs. Martinson. Happy Halloween. Do you know who I am?" Little Billy Nestor from over HALLOWEEN WITCH--Areal flying Halloween witch will be greeting visRors to the home of Lynn and Craig Hervey in Newbury. The witch has been reported to be zooming around their home in preparation for her big night.