Fifty Years Ago, July 1967


‘‘‘‘ Good old news from Andover, East Andover, West Andover, Cilleyville, and Potter Place’’’’

Transcribed by: Virginia S. Edwards

‘‘‘ Gossip columns from the Franklin Journal Transcripts ‘‘‘


There was no Andover section for news in the Journal Transcripts



The colors blue, white, and red on the flag gives us the message of love,

As there is a deep solitude today, it is the Independence Day,

So, here is our salute to the country so great,

May there be Peace and Harmony to every state!!

‘‘‘‘ HAPPY 4th OF JULY “‘‘


I am an American.

That is the way most of us put it, just a matter of fact.

They are plain words, those four,

You could write them on your thumbnail,

Or you could sweep them clear across this bright blue sky.

But remember too that they are more than words.

They are a way of life.

So, whenever you speak them, speak them firmly; speak them proudly; speak them gratefully.

‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘ I AM AN AMERICAN “‘‘‘‘

J – is justice for all,

U – under God we cannot fall,

L – land of the free,

Y – young and old we stand FREE.


I prefer Liberty with danger, than to Peace with slavery.

FREEDOM is the oxygen of the soul.

Home of the Free because of the BRAVE.

We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.

‘‘‘‘ OUR FLAG ‘‘‘‘

F is for the Freedom that men and women fought and died for so that we may cherish it day after day. But unlike the beauty of a fresh picked flower, we can never allow Freedom to just fade away.

L is for Love and Country that each and every one of us shall enjoy.

The Liberties and choices that we have that has cost us so dearly in lives, others would like to destroy.

A is for Allegiance to America and family values that we can teach our children, so that we can hand them a better place to live.

We have to work to clean up our environment and uphold the laws of our land, think less about taking and more about we all can give.

G is for OLD GLORY as we display it with unshakable pride, as it waves in the gentle breeze, it does look so grand.

As a nation under God, we must try to love and help each other and try to go forward hand in hand.


Mr. and Mrs. William Putney and family of Birmingham, Alabama; and M and Mrs. Frank Remington and families of Topsham, Maine spent the long Fourth of July weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Putney and Mr. and Mrs. George Martin.

Miss Grace Stafford of East Aurora, NY., is spending her vacation from C.E.F. work at the home of her parents. She has been helping in the Vacation Bible School in Boscawen, where Mrs. Stafford is teaching. Grace also visited her sister Janet, who recently went to Expo 67.

Mrs. Edith ‘‘Hersey’’ Emerson of 1155 North Hill Ave., in Pasadena, California 91104, is celebrating her 90th birthday on July 18th. Know she might enjoy a card from her friends. Mrs. Emerson was a former resident and one owned the Hersey home on Tucker Mountain.

Mrs. Herbert Taylor of Lakeport, announces a new granddaughter, born on June 22nd. Becky Sue is the first girl among the four boys of David and Lucille Taylor.

Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Currier and family of Hampstead, New Hampshire., spent the long weekend of the 4th with Alan Thompson.

Mr. and Mrs. Allan Hambacker and family of Mountainside, NJ., spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Gulick.

Mr. and Mrs. William Walker and two children, Mrs. Gerald Walker and Wayne Brock motored to Benson Animal Farm and visited the Cathedral of the Pines on Sunday.

Wenona Schoolcraft has been working at ‘‘ Teen Camp’’ in Charlestown, New Hampshire., the past week. She will soon be out on 5-day clubs, C.E.F. hopes for 80such Children’s Classes throughout the state.

Roger Meier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Meier went to Boys State at the U.New Hampshire., last week. Jeff Gulick, Kathleen Miller, Brenda Kimball and Roselyn Thisell all returned home on Saturday after a wonderful week at Girls and Boys State.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Baker and family of Londonderry, New Hampshire., spent the Fourth of July weekend at their home on Tucker Mountain.

Mrs. Richard Shaw and daughters, Nora and Virginia went on the Mt. Washington at the Weirs on June 27. This trip was the first of the season.

Miss Ann Finnie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Finnie is spending the summer in Scotland with her grandmother.

Congratulations go out to Mr. and Mrs. George ‘‘ Rachel Coates’’ Barton who were married on Saturday. George is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Barton of town. The couple honeymooned in Canada.

Alan Thompson Agency sponsored one of the girls for Girls State and the American Legion sponsored the other girl.


‘‘ What is it that has 72 legs, four eyes, wings, and blue and yellow stripes?’’

‘‘ I give up, what has 72 legs, four eyes, wings, and blue and yellow stripes.

‘‘ I dunno, but it just crawled in your ear.’’

ANDOVER: JULY 13, 1967


July 7th – Pamela Anderson

July 3rd – Brian Cashman, American Major League Baseball Executive

July 5th – Silvia Ziche – Italian comic artist

July6th – David Whitmore, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles)

July 18th – Vin Diesel (Mark Sinclair) American actor

It was in a classroom at Andover Elementary School, we heard one small boy in conversation with another. ‘‘Don’t you like being in school? I do,’ ‘he said, I’m going to be here next year.’’ It was project Headstart, and what the youngster had to say in casual conversation is just exactly what Headstart in operation in Andover for the first time this year. There are 11 children in the program, which started Monday, and they’ll be going to school mornings for the next six weeks, and what they’re doing is learning how to go to school, and learning how to begin to learn, and getting used to the idea of school.

Children winning prizes at the Fourth of July Children’s Parade were: Best decorated bicycles 1st Jill Barrett, 2nd, Cynthia Condon, 3rd, Heidi Barrett and Debora Fenton. Best dressed tricycle; 1st Russ and Robin Jewell, 2nd, Jimmie Millet, 3rd, Jacky and Joe Cloutier. Specialties: 1st: Kathy and Kim Mushaw, Kendal Currier a tree, 2nd Gary Currier, 3rd, Little Bo Beep Andrea and Darcy Perreault.

Novelties: 1st David Condon an Indian, 2nd Nancy Keyser and Linda Barrco ‘‘the Beatnicks’’, 2nd Robin Reed Little Red Ridinghood, Condon girls, and Christa Shapelaris, ‘‘Gypsies’’, 3rd, Sherry and Sandy Millet ‘‘Little Abner’’, Donna Baker, Tina Currier ‘‘Fishman, wife and fish, Carriages: 1st Heidi Miller, Carts 1st Sally George, other George children and Taylor boys ‘‘Covered Wagon’’.

Wedding anniversary congratulations go to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fenton on July 9th. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wells, July 13th, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Parks on July 15th.

Roger Emerson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Emerson of Potter Place and his buddies Paul Mill and John Blair of Richmond, Indiana spent a week with Roger’s folks. While here the boys spent a couple of days mountain climbing in the White Mountains. Other guests were their daughter, son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Mingus of Springfield, Virginia.

Darlene and Denish Stevens are at camp Spaulding in Penacook for a month.

Ruth Mae Chamberlain, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Chamberlain spent two weeks with her folks. Ruth is a Staff Wave at Camp Pendleton, California.

Stephen Chamberlain of Burlington, Vermont spent the weekend with his folks also.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wilson and three children of Plainview, New York spent a week with his mother, Mrs. Harold Wilson. Other guests this past week were Mr. and Mrs. Toni of Comic, Long Island, New York.

Mrs. Charles Benson is staying at the Barcelle Nursing Home in Elkins. She would love to have friends call on her or send cards.


7-1-1967 – Seaboard Air Line Railroad merges with Atlantic Coast Line Railroad to become Seaboard Coast Line Railroad, the first step to today’s CXS Transportation.

7-4-1967 – The British Parliaments decriminalizes homosexuality.

7-7-1967 – All you need is Love, by the Beatles is released in the United Kingdom.

7-10-1967 – Heavy massive rains and a landslide at Kobe & Kure Hiroshima, Japan killed at least 371 people.



Teacher – Johnny, can you tell us where the Declaration of Independence was signed?

Johnny – Yes, Ma’am. At the bottom.

Teacher – Timmy, what are the last words of ‘‘The Star-Spangled Banner?

Timmy, ah’ that’s easy teacher; Play ball.

Teacher – Robert, what did the colonist wear to the Boston Tea Party?

Robert – Tea shirts.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Crane of Everett, Mass., and Miss Ruth Tilton of Tilton, New Hampshire., called on their aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Walker on Saturday.

Mrs. Lorraine DeMone and son Donald of Medford, Mass., and Mrs. Shirley Tully of Framingham, Mass., are spending two weeks with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Green and their sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Poblenz.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dodsworth and son of Baltimore, Maryland spent the Fourth of July with her mother, Mrs. Bessie Keyser.

Mrs. Elizabeth Ackerbloom of Bownville, New York ad her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bu Giles of Watertown, New York spent the weekend with Mrs. Ackerbloom’s daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Whitcomb.

Much sympathy goes to the Jack Sharkey family. Jack passed away in his sleep at his apartment in Franklin on Monday. Services were held on Wednesday from H. L. Young’s in Franklin and burial was in Lakeside Cemetery.

Mrs. Bernice Aldridge and Mrs. Blanche Bennett of Connecticut and Mr. and Mrs. Everett Vaughn and daughter Phyllis and two children of Mass., have been visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sheldon.

Dr. and Mrs. James Roberts of Woodstock, Vermont are spending a week at their cottage on Highland Lake.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ritter and family of Allenstown, Pa., spent a week with her folks, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stickney.


8 Track tapes $1.29 Lionel trains $18.66 to $22.66

Daktari Jungle set $5.99 Lost in Space Helmut $3.99

Corgi car models $5.69 Matchbox car selection $2.88 to $6.99

Lego building set $9.97 Matchbox car carry case $7.44

ANDOVER: JULY 20, 1967


7-3-1967 – John Clark, actor (Last Day of the War) dies at 50.

7-7-1967 – Vivian Leigh, English actress (Scarlet O’Hara) Gone with the Wind dies of tuberculosis at the age of 53.

7-13-1967 – Tom Simpson, British Cyclist, dies at the age of 30.

7-21-1967 – Basil Rathbone, Actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies of a heart attack age 75.

7-28-1967 – Karl W. Richter, Lieutenant, U.S.A.F., American Aviation at age 25.

Mrs. Lewis and daughters Joan and Eleanor, of Franklin Park, New Jersey, are spending a couple of weeks with her folks, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Meier.

Eleven children have stared Headstart at the Andover Elementary School. Those attending are Ricky Osborne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Osborne; Darlene and Diane Adams, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lomas; Heidi Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Miller lll; Kevin and Tammy Miller, children of Mr. and Mrs. George Miller; Steven Whitcomb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Whitcomb; Brett, Richard, and Russell Cleaves, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Cleaves of Potter Place; and Bethany and Mark Ambeaus, children of Mrs. Susan Ambeaus a helper at Headstart, and Mrs. Donald Piper of Tilton is the Teacher.

Mrs. Pauline Benson has left New London Hospital and is a patient at Bursell Nursing Home in Elkins.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Heinlein are entertaining their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Trafton and two children of South Acton, Massachusetts.

A sum of $25.00 was made on the food sale held in Andover on Saturday. Another food sale will be held this Saturday July 27th near the store. All proceeds will go to New London Hospital Days and credited to Miss Andover, Marsha Kimball.



Poultry: 14.7 © lb. and Eggs 29.9© dozen

Grains: Wheat $1.37 per bushel

Cotton: 21.04© per pound

Potatoes, sweet potatoes, dry edible beans: $2.54 per CWT

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ward and family of Wilmington, Mass., have returned to their home after spending a few days with his mother, Mrs. Mabel Ward.

Miss Pamela Heden returned to her home in Grafton, Mass., after spending a week with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Heden.

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Miller of Ambler, Pa., spent a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stickney.

Much sympathy goes to Herbert Young on the recent death of his brother, Oscar Young of Cushing, Maine.

Miss Pamela Stone of Kittery, Maine was a recent visitor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Sheldon. Pamela is a friend of Susan Sheldon.

Mrs. Nina Miles of Hanover and her brother, George Wright of Warren, were Sunday guests with Mrs. Ruth Keyes.

Gerald Walker is having a two-week vacation from his work at the State Prison.

The James Stafford children have returned home from a week at camp. The four girls went to Camp Joy in Milton, and the two boys went to Light of the World Camp in Wilmot.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hoyt and family spent the weekend with her folks, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Matthews of Groton.

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hersey of Hartford, Connecticut are spending a weeks’ vacation at their home here.

Mr. and Mrs. Noah Jewett and two daughters, Sharon and Rebecca, and Sharon’s roommate from Washington D.C. took a trip to Nova Scotia by boat and drove back home.

‘‘‘‘ JULY QUOTES’’’’

‘‘ I wanted change and excitement and to shoot off in all directions myself, like the colored arrows from q fourth of July rocket.’’

‘‘Hot July brings cooling showers,

Apricots and gillyflowers.’’

‘‘ A swarm of bees in May is worth a load of hay,

A swarm of bees in June is worth a silver spoon,

A swarm of bees in July is not worth a fly.’’

ANDOVER: JULY 27, 1967


Sugar .60© 5 lbs. Ground Hamburg .48© lb.

Vitamin D Milk $1.15 gallon Bread .22© loaf

Ground Coffee .90© lb. Bacon .74© lb.

Mrs. Barbara Robie and two children of Marblehead, Mass., were recent visitors with her mother, Mrs. Dorothy Dunn.

Mrs. Guy Reem and two children of San Rafael, California, are spending the summer with her mother, Mrs. Ruth Stone. Mrs. Reem’s son, Stephen Reem, E.M.2, is on the Nuclear Submarine U.S.S. Sunfish in Quincy, Mass., and is hoping to spend some time with his mother while she is here.

Mrs. Arthur Rowell, Eleanor Bartlette and Mrs. Gibson all from Chichester, and Mr. and Mrs. Chester Scribner and son of Buffalo, N.Y., were recent visitors at the home of Mrs. Eliza Buzzell.

Iola Bennett of Holden, Mass., is visiting with Mrs. Harold Wilson.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sopiano and family of Winchester, Mass., spent the weekend at their summer home in Potter Place.

Recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Wyeth, were Mrs. Howard Moore of Saint Petersburg, Florida; Mrs. Edward Chandler of Martinsville, NJ.; Mrs. Frank Winn and Alton Drown of Hudson, New Hampshire.; and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Stevens of Muskegon, Michigan, Mr. Stevens is a brother of Mrs. Wyeth.

Mr. and Mrs. Norris McLean entertained for Mrs. McLean’s sister, Miss Ruth Roman, and Miss Idabelle Perkins of New York City with a buffet supper. Among the invited guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Ray Clifton, Mrs. Robert Leach, Miss Marion Kimball all of Franklin. Leon Pierce of Norwich, Vermont, Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Pillsbury, Don Jason and John David Ridge of the New London Players; Mr. and Mrs. Warren Forster of Wilmot Flat, Mrs. Leon Baxter of Salisbury, Miss Loomari and Miss Perkins are guests at The Twin Lake Villa, New London.

Mrs. James Clogston: Graveside services will be held Friday for Mrs. Eva B. (Martin) Clogston, 64, who passed away at the White Maples Nursing Home, Andover on Thursday evening.

She was the widow of James S. Clogston who passed away January 22, 1961. Burial will be Friday at Pleasant View Cemetery, Rumney with Rev. John J. Buczynski officiating.



What does the ‘‘ZIP’’ in zip code stand for?

Answer: Zone Improvement Plan.

In a typical lifetime people spend over 16 years dreaming.

No word in the English language rhymes with month.

Why is the wedding ring worn on the 4th finger of the left hand?

Answer: Because it is the only finger that has a vein connecting to the heart.

Owls are the only birds that can see the color blue.

Bible School will begin Monday July 31st and run through August 31st from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, all children are welcomed to attend.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hagen of Andover, Mass., have been spending time at their home here.

Mrs. Louise Frost Osborne and children of Pittsfield, are spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Tim Frost and her mother, Mrs. Eula Kelley, who is with Tim for a while.

Mr. and Mrs. William Fischer of Medford, Mass., spent two weeks of their vacation at their home on Flaghole Road.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene French on the birth of their girl at Franklin Hospital.

We are glad to hear John Jurta Jr., is home from Franklin Hospital and we all wish him a speedy recovery.

Mr. and Mrs. Bud Newton and family of Franklin are living in their newly built home on Chase Hill Road.

Mrs. P. Charles Steuerwald of Long Island, NY., and Mrs. James A. Rockenfield, of Columbus, Ohio, and Miss Olga Steuerwald of Cincinnati, Ohio have been visiting Miss Marion Steuerwald. They took Miss Steuerwald and all went to Expo 67. They stayed at Beaver Village Motel and enjoyed their trip even though they all returned home Friday very tired.

The sum of $32.00 was made from the Food sale in town on Saturday, for the benefit of the New London Hospital Days.

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Call have returned home from a few days stay at Expo 67.

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Wilson of Concord spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs. Frank Haley Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Putney were guests of their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. David Curtis of Woburn, Mass., Charles Putney of Derry, New Hampshire., Gerry Gabriel of Salem, New Hampshire., and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sullivan of Natick, Massachusetts.

A girl, Christie Marie weighing seven pounds, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Delaney Jr., of Lebanon, on July 11th. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Elliott of Franklin, and Mrs. Alice Delaney of town.


1967 = Year of the goat. According to Chinese Astrology, each year is associated with an animal sign occurring in a 12-year cycle. If you were born in a Goat year these are said to be lucky for you;

Lucky colors: Green, Red, Purple

Lucky Numbers: 2 and 7

Lucky Flowers: Carnations and Primrose


Numbers 4 and 9 and any numbers containing them, exp. 94

Colors: Blue and Black

What type of goat are you?

1967: Fire Goat – Amicable, Frank, and Honest. Always making everything clean and tidy.