This Week in Winchester History: Winchester Resident Wins Naval Award
Heisman Trophy winner and Winchester resident, Joe Bellino, won the two highest athletic awards while at the Naval Academy.
This is a regular column with items drawn from past editions of the Winchester Star.
Warning to Drivers
The Board of Selectmen sent out a notice in this week’s 1911 edition of the Star requesting drivers to slow down. “Driving automobiles through the thickly settled portions of the town at a high rate of speed is not confined to non-residents, who do not realize, apparently, the danger to others, and, particularly, to young children who are forced to cross the streets many times in travelling between their homes and their schools”
Winchester Resident Wins Navy Award
Winchester High School football star and Navy standout, Joe Bellino, won the Thompson Trophy and the Naval Academy Athletic Association Sword. The Winchester halfback became the first Midshipmen to win both awards in 12 years.
The Thompson Trophy goes to the person who, “does the most during the current year for the promotion of athletics at the Naval Academy.” While the Navy A. A. Sword goes to the graduating senior who, “personally excelled in athletics during his years of varsity competition.”
Bellino won the Heisman and Maxwell Trophies and broke the scoring record against Army with three touchdowns this past season.
En Ka Prepares for Rain
The En Ka Society prepared for its annual fair with the top attraction being the tilt-a-wheel. The forecast called for rain that weekend (it never rained).
Winchester High School announced that they will begin charging students $25 to participate in the Driver’s Education Program. The program began in 1948 with 24 students and one faculty member and was an extracurricular activity. In 1961 there were seven teachers and 200 students participating.
John Kennedy, 25, of Winchester pled guilty to a Dec. 21 hit-and-run death of 14-year-old Robert Marshall. Kennedy was sentenced to a five-year loss of his license, one year in jail with a suspended sentence of three years and 500 hours of community service.
He was found guilty of vehicular homicide, driving to endanger and leaving the scene of a crime.
Town Meeting Decision
Town Meeting voted to outlaw Satellite TV dishes on buildings. “The Planning Board is concerned about the quality and character of neighborhoods,” said chair of the Planning Board, Dan Kennedy, to the Winchester Star.
All the information for this story came from the Winchester Star.