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Jack Sheedy: first files

1862

Captain John T. Hall, of this village (Barnstable), acting captain aboard the American barque Ethan Allen, arrived home last Wednesday evening looking in fine form after his nine-month cruise in the waters of the South. We learn that his respite will be short-lived, and that he will soon return to active service… Captain Josiah Parker and Captain Bradford Norris of Hyannis, are both employed by our government as pilots on the South Coast.

1872

Public schools in this village started their summer term yesterday. The Grammar Department is in charge of Miss ML Whelden and primary Miss Mary G. Hinckley. Pond Village School also started yesterday, Miss Ann H. Hinckley teacher. Mr Edson’s district school also started yesterday. It is under the care of Miss Emma Matthews, of Yarmouth.

1882

Cost. We understand that Captain WB Crosby will take command of the schooner AH Hurlbert, abandoning his ship (Frank Walter) to his brother AF Crosby, who in turn abandons his ship (Julia Berkeley) to LW Nickerson who will give his ship (Hattie S . Collins) to Captain William Crocker to command.

1892

The demand for summer cabins in Hyannis far outstrips the supply. If anyone has a furnished home or part of a furnished home to rent for the upcoming season, they can find a client by calling or speaking to FP Goss, Hyannis, Mass. & FP Goss were editors and proprietors of the journal published each Tuesday at the Barnstable office, a copy of the journal cost 5 cents and a one-year subscription cost $2.00.)

1922

Centerville: The millinery class, which was recently in two-day session in the vestry under the supervision of a state representative from the Farm Bureau, made very effective hats at a low cost. The work done in all its branches by this organization cannot be overestimated. (Note: In March 1922, a similar millinery program was held by the Farm Bureau on the Eighth Annual Farmers’ Day in Hyannis.)

Hyannis Airport as it looked in 1938.

1932

Some 400 people visited the Hyannis airport on Sunday when the place was one of great activity all day. Four planes also landed there during the day, including an amphibian that AB Sherman piloted in the early evening and made several landings on Lake Wequaquet. Before the end of the day, he sold it to Foye M. Murphy of Scituate who was one of his students in Boston.

1942

All Cape Cod hotels will be open this summer: CD Crawford, President of the Cape Cod Hotel Association, due to the many inquiries received and the flood of rumors about Cape Cod which the country is reveling in makes the following statement regarding an investigation into Cape Cod Hotels Just Concluded: All Cape Cod hotels will be open as usual this summer. We feel that we have a special contribution to make to the war effort by providing complete relaxation and rest in an environment removed from the pressure of the manufacturing centers now so largely devoted to war work.

1952

The first scheduled motor vehicle inspection of 1962 ends on Wednesday, April 30. On Thursday, May 1, all motor vehicles registered in Massachusetts that were operated at any time in April MUST display a black 1952 inspection decal in the lower right corner of the windshield. Registrar (Rudolph F.) King, all inspectors and police will be on the highway early Thursday morning, May 1st. Drivers of unchecked vehicles will be prosecuted.

1962

This Sunday will mark the beginning of Dr. Carl Fearing Schultz’s 35th year as pastor of the Federated Church of Hyannis. Families and friends of the church receive a special invitation to attend worship services at 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. on the anniversary. Dr. Schultz began his ministry at Hyannis Church in April 1928. Regarding the new members he received into the church during all those years, or the number of marriages performed, the number of babies baptized or the number of memorials organized, no figures are available, but the number would be staggering. (Note: Dr. Carl F. Schultz served as a minister of the Federated Church of Hyannis until his death in 1976 – a span of 48 years.)

1972

Senator George McGovern’s vote in the town of Barnstable in Tuesday’s presidential primary was a landslide victory. He received 781 votes on the Democratic side of the ballot… On the Republican ballot, President Nixon received 1,021 votes from the town of Barnstable… Cape Cod’s overall tally gave Nixon 4,882 votes; McGovern, 3,935. (Note: In Barnstable, the Democratic runner-up was Edmund Muskie with 170 votes; the Republican runner-up was Pete McCloskey, 169 votes. Cape Town-wide, Muskie received the third-highest vote total with 1,014. In the November presidential election, Nixon defeated McGovern in a landslide, winning 49 states; McGovern won only in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.)

1982

Baybank Plans Mall Operation: Baybank Norfolk County Trust Co. is planning a remote service facility at the Cape Cod Mall, Rte. 132, Hyannis. He asked the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. prior written consent. Although the details of the operation are not known at this stage, remote installations are often ATM operations housed in kiosks, offering round-the-clock and/or drive-in service. The mall contains branches of Bass River Savings Bank and Falmouth National Bank, as well as a Cash Card ATM operated by several Cape Town banks.

1992

To Visit Russia, Ukraine: Seven professors and administrators from Cape Cod Community College leave May 10 for a two-week visit to Russia and Ukraine to help their colleagues in those countries create new teaching methods higher education adapted to the transition from communism to a market economy.

2002

BHS Musicians Rock Fiesta-val: Students from Barnstable High School’s music program returned from last week’s Fiesta-val music competition in Williamsburg, Va. with 30 trophies. The orchestra, jazz choir, vocal jazz ensemble, concert choir, marching band, winter percussion, flag ensemble and rifle ensemble are all awarded first place. The concert band and the jazz group took second place. The mixed choir of the concert choir was recognized as Grand Champion.