This Week in Marblehead History: 1935
Here's a look back at the stories that were making local headlines on this week in 1935.
Every week, Marblehead Patch digs through the Marblehead Messenger microfilm archives at Abbot Public Library to find out what was happening on this week in local history.
Neck Residents to Seek Better Police Guard: Better police protection for Marblehead Neck will be sought by summer residents of the colony, according to a recent report and it is understood that a delegation will wait upon the board of selectmen in the near future. During the past few years, many breaks have been reported in the exclusive summer colony, resulting in the loss of several thousand dollars worth of household furnishings, clothing and personal effects. Plumbing thieves who ripped bathroom fixtures from the walls, also and a great deal of damage.
Local Team is Drilling for Salem Game: With Vin Larken back in uniform, coach Charley McGuinness is feeling a little more hopeful about the stability of his line for one experienced player like Larkin, especially at end, can mean a lot to a football team. The coach is drilling his charges every day, regardless of weather, in preparation for the Salem tilt, which, according to the latest reports, is almost sure to be played Friday night, Sept. 20, under the lights at Bertram Field.
Local Girl Keeps Marriage a Secret Since January: Coming as a complete surprise to her many friends, will be the announcement of the marriage of Miss Dorothy Spenceley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest A. Spenceley of Bowden Street, to Arthur Sinclair, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Sinclair of Quincy. The ceremony took place in Portsmouth, N.H., on Jan. 26 and none of their families or friends knew anything about it until Ms. Sinclair made the announcement this week.
Plan Several New Features at Reynolds Field: Plans are underway for a new field house, a wire fence and a wide roadway at the Joel W. Reynolds playground, according to Playground Commissioner Charles Prince, who stated yesterday that WPA projects for the work had been made up and filed with the state office for approval.
Man Leaves $500 to One Brother, $1 to Another: The will of the late Thomas Tucker, president for many years of the Marblehead Transportation Co., just filed for probate, bequeaths the bulk of his $500,000 estate to his widow. To his brother, N. Lewis Tucker of Highland Avenue, he leaves $500, while to another brother, John Ingalls Tucker, Civil War veteran, he leaves only $1.
Harbor Loses Bowsprit in Harbor Crash: A collision between the 120-foot power yacht Taormina owned by William S. Eaton of the Eastern Yacht Club and the 61-foot motor sailer Hathor III, owned by Sidney A. Beggs, ex-commodore of the Corinthian Yacht Club, resulted in the loss of the bowsprit and sword-fishing pulpit of the latter craft Wednesday afternoon.
Caught Boys Believed Responsible for Broken Windows: Through some clever detective-work, officer John Collyer has apprehended three Norwood lads who are believed responsible for the recent depredations at the Naugus Head summer colony where many windows were broken. Police will seek restitution from the parents of the boys.
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