75 Years Ago

December 1, 1944

John J. Fay has bought about 11 acres of the John F. Donaldson property on East Main street. Mr. Donaldson retains his home and the grounds immediately around it. Mr. Fay obtains a considerable street frontage and land running back to Nye’s pond.

Mr. Fay has summered in West Falmouth for 16 or 17 years. He owns a home on Santuit road at Old Silver Beach. He is head of John J. Fay Co., Inc., Medford heating and plumbing concern.

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Nathan S. Ellis 3rd will be nominated as principal for West Point, Congressman Charles L. Gifford announces. The appointee is now in his second year at Manlius Military school. Last summer he took special work at Norwich academy. He was born in Falmouth and is the son of Highway Surveyor and Mrs. N.S. Ellis Jr.

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Designation of Camp Edwards as a permanent military training area must be accomplished through the state’s representatives in Congress, Musch G. Kayajan, president of Bourne Business Men’s Association, told The Enterprise today. Mr. Kayajan presided Tuesday at a meeting of his association at Buzzards Bay where a resolution was passed asking Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce to call a Capewide mass meeting of businessmen to discuss the camp’s future.

60 Years Ago

November 27, 1959

Raleigh Costa told Teaticket Improvement association Wednesday that proposed establishment of a municipal department of public works cannot be decided without also considering the town manager question. Both will be before the special town meeting Dec. 8.

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A victory parade to the Village Green let anyone In Falmouth who hadn’t been at the game know that the Lawrence High team had won its second straight Thanksgiving Day game over Barnstable.

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There were 31 at Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Mr, and Mrs. Antone Pires on Old Meeting House road in East Falmouth, the second largest gathering reported to The Enterprise so far.

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Forty-sixth Air Rescue squadron at Otis will be deactivated in March. The following month the 19th Air Refueling squadron, now at Homestead Air Force base in Florida, will arrive at Otis. It will mean a net gain in personnel for Otis. Inactivation of the 46th will disperse 140 to other bases. More than 500 will arrive with the 19th.

40 Years Ago

November 27, 1959

The East Falmouth fire station, soon to be vacant, will become a drop-in center for the elderly if the committee set up to arrive at a use for the old building has its say.

About 50 who are opposed to the federally funded widening and repaving of Thomas B. Landers road voiced their dissatisfaction wit the plan at the Department of Public Works meeting last night.

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With individuals and conglomerates scrambling to buy gold in recent months as a hedge against worldwide inflation, the market price of the precious metal has skyrocketed. The silver market, to a lesser degree, has followed gold, making it profitable for individuals to sell their silver and gold and those who trade in the metals to buy it for re-working.

Buyers are on tour in towns like Falmouth, where they take out full-page ads in newspapers announcing their arrival and rent motel rooms for a few days, equipping them with scales and magnifying glasses to weigh and check the value of the metals before paying cash for them.

November 30, 1979

An article proposed for April town meeting, asking the taxpayers to pay salaries for ten additional policemen, has the enthusiastic support of the Falmouth Village Business association.

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With a lease sale for offshore-drilling territory in Georges Bank less than three weeks away, representatives of the Massachusetts Petroleum council returned to Cape Cod last night to assure residents that Cape Cod beaches and fishing areas are not endangered by the offshore oil industry.

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The Christmas parade on Sunday promises to be the biggest in the ten or more years that the annual holiday event has taken place in Falmouth.

“Christmas by the Sea” is the theme of the parade that will step out at 2 PM from the Falmouth Mall and proceed along Davis straits and Main street to the Village Green.

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