The New Machine

All of the photographs in this edition of the Gazette and many of those last week were made into halftone engravings right in the Gazette office on a Fairchild Cadet Scan-A-Graver. The machine was installed last Tuesday by Harrison Morgan and Robert Freeman of the Fairchild Graphic Equipment Corp., and Mr. Morgan stayed on the Island through Wednesday to instruct staff members in its use, and Mr. Freeman was back this week to give further instruction.

Letter to the Editors: V.F.W. Supports Vietnam Effort

Editors, Vineyard Gazette:
Support of the U.S. Government’s condemnation of those who have demonstrated against that policy has been expressed in a letter signed by members of the Martha’s Vineyard Post 9261, Veterans of Foreign Wars. The Island V.F.W. post sent the following letter to the President:
The President
The White House
Washington 25, D.C.
Dear Mr. President:

For Boys in Vietnam

When it was announced by the military several days ago that it would accept messages from amateur radio operators to the boys in Vietnam, David Novel of Vineyard Haven, long a ham operator, decided to do something about it.
First he got a list from the Gazette of those Vineyard boys now serving in Vietnam and then telephoned their parents. Of the five boys now over there, Mr. Nobel has heard from the parents of three. Their messages are now on their long trip across the Pacific.

The Other Side of the Vietnam Discussion

The statement that follows was adapted by Dwight T. Colley from notes he used at the Regional High School forum on Our Vietnam Policy held on Nov. 20. In the discussion, Mr. Colley, a year round resident of Seven Gates Farm, who fought on the front lines of both World Wars, took an opposing view to that of Dr. Allen M. Butler of Tashmoo Farm, whose statement appeared in last week’s Gazette.
“I am sure that the good people of our Vineyard do not need to hear the so-called ‘other side’.

Islanders Won Notice in Washington March

Ten year round Vineyarders were among the 25,000 to 50,000 persons who took part in the march on Washington Saturday to protest the Unites States’ role in the Vietnam conflict. The Vineyarders, most of whom made the trip down by bus, were Mr. and Mrs. Austryn Wainhouse, Mr. and Mrs. David E. Lilienthal Jr. and their son David, Mrs. Robert W. Nevin, Mrs. Nancy Hodgson and her son Tom, and Mrs. Milton Mazer and her daughter Ruth.

Harbor View Hotel is being Sold to Carroll and Jones

By an agreement reached recently the familiar hotel landmark on Starbuck’s Neck. Edgartown, is being sold by the Harbor View Hotel Cor­poration to the Harbor View Hotel Co. Inc.
The new corporation has two stockholders, Sen. Allan F. Jones of Hyannis, president, and Robert J. Carroll of Edgartown, vice president and treasurer. The third member of the corporation is James R. Di Gia­como of Cohasset, a Boston attorney, who is serving as clerk.

Here’s One Side of the Vietnam Discussion

At a time when the expression of differing opinion on our foreign policy is being criticized as being disloyal it seems desirable to present the point of view of the loyal opposition to our present Vietnam policy: the point of view of those who believe that this policy is not in the best interest of the United States or mankind - indeed possibly harmful to both.

20th Derby Is Called the Most Successful Yet

The curtain fell at 2 p.m. on Friday on the Island’s twentieth Consecutive fishing derby and without doubt its most successful. Up to the final hour, the fish arrived at the weighing-in station, and thus the derby ended on a high note, with sixteen bass and eleven bluefish weighed in at the final hour.

Scene at Weighing-In Station Is Sociable

The nightly scene at the weighing-in station in Oak Bluffs, is an aspect of the annual bass derby that has never been adequately described.
The derby committee has invariably selected a place for weighing-in with ample space and the weighing-in station by night is a scene with an atmosphere of sociability and good nature.

Variety Reports on Alfred Hall’s Career

Variety, the newspaper of the show business, has found Alfred Hall and his career on the Vineyard of interest enough to justify an extensive story — part interview — by J. C. Dine. Mr. Dine’s story appeared under an Ed­gartown dateline, as of Sept. 6. Here, with only a few omissions, is what he wrote:
“The sight of Elizabeth Taylor or Bosley Crowther or James Cagney standing in line to buy tickets for a movie would be pretty unlikely anywhere, that is, but on Martha’s Vineyard.