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Sparks Social Notes
Recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Basil Ahern were Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Faupel of Winnemucca.
Reno Evening Gazette 12 February 1960
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SKOKIE MAN KILLED, WIFE HURT IN CRASH
John Ahearn, 32, of 4603-B Main st., Skokie, was killed and his wife, Loretta, 29, was critically injured Wednesday morning when their car went out of control and struck a concrete abutment at Devon avenue and Higgins road in Rosemont. Police said Ahearn's car was traveling west in Devon avenue when his car ran up an embankment, crossed Higgins road, rolled down the other side of the embankment, and hit the abutment. Mrs. Ahearn was taken to Resurrection hospital with multiple cuts, fractures, and internal injuries.
Chicago Tribune 24 March 1960
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MR. G. SCANLAN—MISS N. AHERNE
The engagement is announced between Gerald, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Scanlan, Manresa, Saval park, Dalkey, Co. Dublin, and Nora, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. T. Aherne, Knocknacool, College road, Cork.
The Irish Times 30 March 1960
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Mrs. Paul Welton, president of the Women's Missionary society of the Shoreview Baptist church, entertained her officers at a luncheon March 31 in the home of Mrs. J. T. Beath, 1016 Patricia. After lunch, reports were filled out to be sent to the West Bay association. Attending were Mesdames Ralph Fouts, and children, Terri and Randy, Don Hughes, Luther Landon, John Lawless, and daughter, Sandy, Robert O'Hern with daughter, Debbie, Wayne Wright, Paul Wright, and the newly elected president, Mrs. Howard Smith. Guest was Mrs. Katie Paramore, visiting here from Norfolk, Va.
San Mateo Times 9 April 1960
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Former County Official Turns Up in California
   LAWRENCE, (UPI) — A former Essex County commissioner, whose mystifying comings and goings have baffled authorities for almost a year, has turned up again — this time in California.
   Lawrence Police Chief Charles L. Hart reported Monday that John R. Ahern, 33, was found working for a food machinery and general chemical firm in San Jose, Calif., under the assumed name of Ernest C. Strout.
   Hart said proceedings were underway to obtain support from Ahern for his wife and six children.
Malden Evening News 4 May 1960
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Visiting family members and friends, Renoites Mr. and Mrs. J. [James] I. Ahern and Mr. and Mrs. Basil Ahern were in Paradise Valley and Winnemucca last weekend.
Reno Evening Gazette 14 May 1960
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Moore Aid Raps Ahern Record
Kephas Kinsman, campaign manager for 18th District Democratic congressional candidate Dr. Wallace H. Moore, accused Democratic opponent D. Patrick Ahern Tuesday of "obvious tactics of impudence and confusion . . . in causing disruption, bickering and pettiness in the City Council." Said Kinsman, "such blundering and lack of an intelligent approach has not been good for our city. How can a councilman, who does not have the support of a single one of his Democratic colleagues on the Council, expect to gain the necessary cooperation of constituents in Congress? This is why so many leading Democrats and members of the Democratic clubs have come to the full support of Wallace Moore in the 18th Congressional District."
Long Beach Press-Telegram 18 May 1960
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Edward Aherne of 92 Ridge Ave. reported early this morning that his '63 blue Dodge was stolen from the lot of Berkshire Bowl on Dalton Avenue.
Berkshire Eagle 11 June 1960
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Births.
Pittsfield General
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Aherne, 942 Holmes Rd., a daughter yesterday.
Berkshire Eagle 11 June 1960
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Marriage Intentions
William Francis Ahearn, printer, Glastonbury, Conn., to Judith Mae Riddell, jr. [sic] clerk and stenographer, Glastonbury, Conn.
Nashua Telegraph 27 July 1960
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Kerry Rider Wins Another Stage
AN AHERN, (Kerry), became the first rider of this year's Ras Tailteann to win two stages when he was first into Thurles from Tuam last evening, just ahead of Wexford's Frank O'Rourke, with Pat Cleary of Tipperary in third place. Ahern's time for the blistering 98-miles, with a strong following wind all the way was 3 hours 50 minutes, and average of 25 miles an hour, and as most of the 80 riders competing finished shortly afterwards, this was the fastest stage in the seven-years' history of the race. While Ahern is still well up in the general classification, he improves to second place, Kildare's Paddy Flanagan will remain the over-all leader, for he finished in a bunch with Paddy Neary, fourth in the general classification, a little over a minute behind the winner. On such a fast stage it was not surprising that the field stayed together most of the day with only a few alterations. Shortly after the start J. Lowthe of Meath and A. Kenny of Exiles, broke away and rode on their own for no less than 60 miles, being 1¼ minutes ahead at Ballinasloe, but were pulled back and had 50 seconds lead at Portumna. They were caught between there and Borrisokane by the group which included Tuesday's stage winner Seamus O'Hanlon. This group stayed in front while the 30-miles to Thurles was covered in just over an hour, but Ahern had the better sprint finish through a few dangerous turns in the town. Just outside the town the former winner, Mick Murphy of Kerry fell, and brought down Mick Callaghan of Waterford, but they were not seriously injured. [Dan Ahern went on to win another stage and took second place in the overall race.]
The Irish Times 4 August 1960
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Ahern Cites Signs of Party Harmony
Democratic 18th Congressional District nominee D. Patrick Ahern pointed Monday to new chords of party harmony which he said presage a Democratic sweep in November. Latest and most personal of the signs, Ahern said, were trends of his acceptance by some segments of the local California Democratic Council clubs, a group which endorsed Ahern's primary rival, Dr. Wallace H. Moore.

These included an 18-3 vote of endorsement by the Lakewood Democratic Club and a speaking engagement at the recent picnic of the Democratic Women's Study Club. Ahern had protested a cancellation of a speaking engagement by the women's club during the primary. Ahern also noted that all three of his appointees to the Democratic State Central Committee—the official party organization—are among officers of the committee's 18th District structure: District Co-chairman Robert Baker (Lakewood councilman), Secretary Mrs. Jewel Boynton and Treasurer Mrs. Carl Fletcher.

Long Beach Press-Telegram 9 August 1960
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A decomposed body found buried in the sand on the shore of Europe Lake in Liberty Grove created great excitement in official sections until Sheriff Marvin Zwicky and County Officer Dan O'Hern took a second look and discovered it to be that of a deer.
Door County Advocate 11 August 1960
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TIGERS AND CHEETAHS
H. MOUNT & SON LTD. v. ASPINALL
Before Mr. Justice Buckley
   His LORDSHIP adjourned for a further 14 days the hearing of this motion by H. Mount & Son Ltd., of Woolton Farm, Bekesbourne, Kent, for an interim injunction to restrain Mr. John Aspinall, of Howletts, near Canterbury, from keeping bears, tigers, cheetahs, gorillas, apes, and deer on his land and from causing or permitting them to trespass on the plaintiffs' land. On August 17 (The Times, August 18) the hearing was adjourned for seven days.
   MR. BRIAN AHERN, fpr the plaintiffs, asked for an adjournment of a further 14 days to enable Mr. Aspinall to consider evidence filed by the plaintiffs and to meet it. The plaintiffs, rightly or wrongly, feared danger to their children from wild animals kept on Mr. Aspinall's adjacent land.
   His LORDSHIP—H. Mount & Son Ltd. afraid for their children?
   Counsel explained that the plaintiffs were a family farming company, Mr. Mount being the chairman. The animals included a tiger and a cheetah, and fears were felt for both adults and children if one of these animals should escape.
   MR. MARTIN JACOMB, for Mr. Aspinall, asked that the adjournment might be for three weeks. Mr. Aspinall was abroad and was inaccessible either by letter or telephone.
   His LORDSHIP—Are you prepared meanwhile to give any sort of undertaking which will protect the other party?—No, because the defendant cannot be contacted.
   His LORDSHIP—I think it will keep the matter more lively if I adjourn it for a fortnight.
   Solicitors.—Messrs. Kingsford, Dorman & Co.; Messrs. Theodore Goddard & Co.
The Times 25 August 1960
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Miss Ahern Weds John T. Reboulet
   Rev. Daniel Moran of St. Mary's Church, Melrosem officiated at the nuptial high mass Aug. 20 of Miss Frances E. Ahern, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Ahern, 61 Tappan st. and John T. Reboulet of Ravine rd., both of Melrose. A reception at Hillview Country Club, No. Reading, followed.
   The bride's attandants were her sister, Miss Judith Ahern, maid of honor, and bridesmaids; Miss Sheila Ryan, Miss Joan O'Leary, Miss Nancy Donovan, all of Melrose, and Mrs. Davis McLellan of Malden. Best man was Thomas Leary of Melrose.
   Following a honeymoon in the Poconos Mountains, Mr. and Mrs. Reboulet will live at 415 Lebanon st.
   Mrs. Reboulet is a graduate of St. Mary's High, and is a book-keeper at Malden First National Bank. Mr. Reboulet, son of Mrs. Herman J. Reboulet of Ravine rd., graduated from Malden Catholic High and is with Raytheon.
Malden Evening News 6 September 1960
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Signal Corps men leave for Congo
Captain Daniel O'Shea (40), Army Ordnance Corps, Athlone, left Dublin yesterday for a term of duty at U.N. headquarters at Leopoldville in the Belgian Congo. He is a native of Carlingford, Co. Louth and is married, with three children. The first five of 11 Signal Corps staff detailed for duty in the Congo left for Elizabethville on the same plane. They were Lieutenant P. J. McNally, of Skerries, son of Colonel J. P. McNally, O.C. 2nd Brigade, Collins Barracks, Dublin; Sergeant John Brennan, Athlone, and Signalman William Nolan, Carlow; Patrick Cawley, Ballina, and Patrick Keyes, Dublin. Six other members of the corps will fly out from Dublin Airport this afternoon. They are: Captain P. J. Sullivan, Cork; Corporal Laurence Houlihan, Curragh, and Signalman Anthony Woodcock, Sandyford, Co. Dublin; Henry Ahern, Fermoy, Co. Cork; James Cleary, Hospital, Co. Limerick, and Patrick O'Regan, Killeagh, Co. Cork.
The Irish Times 19 September 1960
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Win a Few, Lose a Few
   In the course of making several score telephone calls during the day, Congressman Craig Hosmer occasionally gets a wrong number. He salvages the time, however, by making a short pitch for re-election.
   Bipartisan note: Denis Patrick Ahern, Democratic candidate running against Hosmer, favorite fruit is grapefruit. He keeps his icebox full of them.
Long Beach Independent 30 September 1960
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LBJ to Speak Here Oct. 25 to Back Ahern
Democratic congressional nominee D. Patrick Ahern announced Monday that his candidacy will be given a boost Oct. 25 with a campaign appearance in Lincoln Park of Democratic vice-presidential nominee Lyndon B. Johnson. Ahern said Sen. Johnson's Long Beach stop is one of three or four scheduled for Southern California. He will arrive at the local beachfront by helicopter soon after noon and speak in the park at about 1 p.m. Ahern said Johnson would ride the Ahern Special train from the beach to the park.

Meanwhile Ahern sniped at his opponent, Republican incumbent Craig Hosmer, over a scheduled speaking engagement by Hosmer Wednesday before the Douglas Long Beach Management Club. Ahern suggested Hosmer “explain to the people and Douglas why he hasn't been able to secure contracts for the local plant on military aircraft and why the lack of aggressiveness on his part in not finding out what national defense needs could be fulfilled at this plant to maintain a high levelk of local employment and keep this fine pool of labor from migrating to other places.”

Ahern invited the public to Democratic Headquarters at 133 Long Beach Blvd. to view a model cutaway mockup of the DC8, “now the main basis for employment at Long Beach, a situation created by myself, members of the City Council and the good voters of Long Beach who approved the airport expansion of 1956.”

Long Beach Press-Telegram 18 October 1960
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The estate of Mrs. Anna Ahern, late of Oswego was appraised at $39,463.69. Deductions amounted to $3,772. The tax assessed was $613.83. Dr. Charles Ahern, son, is the principal beneficiary.
The Palladium-Times 25 October 1960
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PARENTS! ELECT
D. PATRICK AHERN
CONGRESS, 18TH DISTRICT
D. Patrick Ahern has carried out a vigorous, successful campaign, with the Long Beach Police Department, to rid Long Beach of homosexual hangouts. Originally seven, only TWO remain and one of the licenses will be revoked as of January 1. His continued fight to rid our news stands of lewd, obscene pornography is whole-heartedly backed by every Long Beach parent. Ahern's courage and dedication has been demonstrated time and time again during his six years on the City Council, when he sometimes stood alone with principles far above politics. His record proves he cannot be bought.
THIS NATION NEEDS HIM NOW!
THIS AD SPONSORED BY WESTSIDE MOTHERS
Mrs. D. B. Sanders, Ch. — Mrs. Robert Russel, Sec'y
FOR CONGRESS, 18TH DISTRICT
D. PATRICK AHERN DEMOCRAT
Press-Telegram 7 November 1960
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AHERN SLEEPS IT OFF
3 L.B. Losers' Reactions Vary
Long Beach's three losing political candidates, all victims of landslide votes to their opponents, faced the post-election letdown in varying ways: D. Patrick Ahern, Democratic opponent of incumbent Craig Hosmer for the 18th Congressional District post, was napping and aids refused to disturb him. . . . A secretary at Ahern's office said the defeated candidate had slipped into bed, completely exhausted, some time before dawn and was still sleeping soundly at noon. In lieu of a statement the secretary referred a reporter to a lengthy, very friendly congratulatory telegram to Hosmer in which Ahern not only wished his opponent success in office, but sent wishes for the health and happiness of his family.
Long Beach Press-Telegram 9 November 1960
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MRS. PHILIP D. AHERN [photo], the former Eleanor M. Walsh, of 19 Charles st. pl.; daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Walsh, pledged her marriage vows at the Immaculate Conception Church, Malden. The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Agnes Ahern of Arlington, and is employed by the John H. Pray & Sons Co. of Boston. The bride is employed by the United Show Machinery Corp. also of Boston. After a wedding trip to Florida the couple is living in Arlington.
Malden Evening News 16 November 1960
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Decorah—Mr. and Mrs. John Ahern, Brookings, S.D., spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Worthington and Mr. and Mrs. L. Dale Ahern.
Mason City Globe-Gazette 16 November 1960
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Marriage Announcement
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After a Florida wedding trip, Mrs. Philip D. Ahern (Eleanor M. Walsh) and her husband are living in Arlington. She is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Walsh. Mr. Ahern is the son of Mrs. Agnes Ahern of Arlington.
The Boston Globe 20 November 1960
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Miss Nancy Ahern, a freshman at St. Joseph College, West Hartford, Conn., will be home tomorrow to spend Thanksgiving recess with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Philip C. Ahearn of 52 Broad St.
Berkshire Eagle 22 November 1960
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Turkey and Thanksgiving go hand in hand at the home of Dr. and Mrs. William Ahern. Turkey also means the country from which their son James has just returned after spending two years there with the Air Force. A big family celebration is planned. Mrs. Margaret Besack of La Mesa, Mrs. Ahern's mother, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Besack of Rosemead, her brother and his wife, and Mr. and Mrs. C. L. James of La Puente, a niece and her husband, will be among those planning to attend.
The Press-Courier 23 November 1960
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Brigadier T. M. R. Ahern, late R.A.M.C., has been appointed honorary surgeon to the Queen, in succession to Major-General F. McL. Richardson, retired.
The Times 27 May 1961
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Greg Ahern, left, and Rory Ahern, sons of Capt. John J. Ahern Jr. of the 1st Battle Group, 359th Infantry, get the feel of a jeep-mounted recoilless rifle in Saturday's Armed Forces Day parade. Helping soften the harshness of the military scene is Miss Linda Montgomery of 6815 Briarfield, a student at North Texas State College—the unit's “Miss Infantry.”
Dallas Morning News 21 May 1961
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MOTORIST KILLED
The branch manager of the Munster and Leinster Bank, Callan, Co. Kilkenny, Mr. Stephen Ahern (38), single, was killed early to-day when the car he was driving was in collission with another vehicle on the outskirts of Limerick on the Cork road. His body was taken to Regional Hospital, Limerick.
The Irish Times 18 September 1961
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Faith Is Broken After 7 years
SPARTA, Wis., (AP)—Thomas O'Hearn told an employe in his grocery in 1954 that he thought most people are honest. To prove it, O'Hearn put a dollar bill on the visor of his car in full sight. The bill was stolen from O'Hearn's unlocked car, but not until it had remained there for seven years. On the dollar, O'Hearn had written, “I believe people are honest. If you take this dollar, I won't believe that any more.”
Long Beach Independent-Press-Telegram 8 October 1961
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Pen Pals Meet in Scotland
Dennis Ahern, 17, of 21 Webster st., Arlington, has a lot of interesting details of an unusual story to tell these days to the members of Troop 2, Cambridge, of which he is a junior assistant scoutmaster. It's about the meeting in person of a Scout "pen friend" in Edinburgh, Scotland, with whom he had been corresponding with for three years. Dennis originally "met" his friend through John Sim, senior patrol leader of Troop 6, Brookline, and holder of Scouting's knot-tying record.

In the exchange of letters between the Scouts — and also their parents — over the years, mention of possible visits to each other was frequently made, and last Summer Dennis did something about it. With money saved from his part-time job, the Arlington Scout flew to Scotland in July. He accompanied the Scottish Scout and his troop in a Scout-tour of the Highlands where he met the Chief Scout of the British Commonwealth, Sir Charles McLean, at his Castle of Duart in Mull. From Scotland Dennis went to London where he was perhaps the first scout from the United States to stay at the newly opened Baden-Powell House, a hostel erected as a memorial to the founder of the Boy Scout movement. While in London, he also visited the International Scout Club and the famous International Boy Scout Training Center at Gilwell Park, outside the city. He returned home last month.

The Boston Globe 8 October 1961
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Ballina Parents' Association
If the Bishop of Killala felt that the educational fruits of the Ballina National School left much to be desired, a perusal of the statements of the above association must compel agreement. Are the Ballina Parents' Association past pupils of this school? I have read all their statements carefully and fail to find anything Catholic in them; they are devoid of charity and ignorant of the natural rights of teachers whom they smear with innuendo and cant. No one in this country ever believed that the I.N.T.O. was opposed to the clerical management system and the mawkish pretence of welcoming denials that they were is truly nauseating. My advice to the I.N.T.O. is to ignore this claptrap, secure in the knowledge that they have conducted themselves with restraint and dignity. Many others have conducted themselves with restraint, for there must be others like myself, deeply desiring a settlement of this dispute, who have retrained from saying months ago that it passes our understanding and seems to cut across the Church's teaching. Certainly the nonsense issued by a group of revealed omadhauns does nothing to enlighten us.
The Irish Times 17 November 1961
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Court Finds Three Trespassers Guilty
Three Whitman yoiths, charged with trspass at Truro December 7, were found guilty and their cases were continued until January 11 for disposition by Special Justice Philip N. Boudreau in 2nd District Court here. The three youths, William J. Ahern, 19, of 24 Beckwith Way; James A, MacRoberts, 18, of 82 Lazel Street, and Malcolm F. McKinnon, 17, of 163 Pleasant Street, pleaded innocent to the charge they allegedly trespassed into a cottage of the Lucy O. Ball Trust in Truro. The trio, represented by Attorney Harold J. Betzold of Whitman. admitted entering the property seeking a place to sleep but denied maliscious destruction. They admitted bringing food there and making somewhat of a mess. They were ordered to make restitution of a total of $30 before January 11. Truro Police Chief Harold M. Berrio was complainant.
Provincetown Advocate 4 January 1962
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Plane Strikes TV Antenna; Five Killed
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis., Jan. 13 UP—The Wisconsin Aeronautics Commission was conducting an investigation today into the crash of a private airplane that killed five persons when the craft struck a television antenna. The commission said the tower had been declared an air traffic hazard. Killed in the crash Friday were the pilot, Orin. S. Slausen, 40, of Middleton and four officials of the Oscar Mayer & Co., meat packing firm of Madison. The four company men were William B. Ahern, 49, Edmund G. Blair, 33, John A. Weaver, 35, and Earl W. Blankenheim, 50, all of the Madison area.
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 13 January 1962
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21 Children Left Fatherless By Crash
Twenty-one Madison and Sun Prairie children were fatherless Friday after their fathers were killed in an Oscar Mayer and Co. plane that crashed in a wooded area near Chippewa Falls. The men, four employees of the company's general machine development division in Madison, and the pilot had left Traux Field airport in Madison about 8:30 a.m. to visit the Johnson Body Co., Rice Lake, where they were to look at insulating. One of the men was a prominent Sun Prairie resident and city alderman. Another was well-known among many Madison residents as a golfer. And still another was a respected and well-known pilot.

Earl W. Blankeenheim, 49, of 149 Dewey st., Sun Prairie, a fleet supervisor with the Mayer company, had the most children. He was the father of nine, ranging in age from 18 years to several months old. John Weaver, 39, of 5309 Dorset dr., an assistant project engineer, had six children, aged 16 to 3; William B. Ahern, 49, of 4414 Rolla lane, general machine development engineer, had four; and E. G. Blair, 33, of 1734 Winchester st., had two. Orrin Slauson, 901 Spaight st., the pilot of the plane, was a bachelor. . . . 

W. B. Ahern
Mr. Ahern was born in Los Angeles, Calif., and attended the Illinois Institute of Technology where he graduated as an electronic engineer. He worked as an engineer for 14 years before joining the Mayer Co. in 1949. Before that he was a project engineer and production manager from 1942 to 1947 at the Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., and was an engineer for the Acme Steel Co., near Chicago from 1947 to 1949. Mr. Ahern was a member of the Nakoma Golf club. He was also a member of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church and of the Fourth degree, Knights of Columbus. Surviving are his wife; a son, William B., 16; and three daughters, Mary Catherine, 19; Carol Ann, 18; and Joan Ellen, 13, all at home. The Frautschi funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Wisconsin State Journal 13 January 1962
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MARINE PVT. FRANCIS M. AHERN, son of Mrs. Helen Ahern of 209 Emerald st., Malden, is serving with the First Battalion of the Eighth Marine Regiment, an infantry unit of the Second Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Malden Evening News 5 February 1962
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WACKERNHEIM, Germany (Special)—The 8th Medical Bn. 8th Inf. Div. has presented a display of combat medical facilities to two visiting British officers, Brigadier T. M. R. Ahern, 1st British Corps surgeon, and Col. Crook, 2nd Div. surgeon, 1st British Corps. The visitors arrived by helicopter and were received by Lt. Col. William H. Poe, 8th Medical Bn. C.O., and Maj. W. C. Peters, 8th Medical Bn. Executive officer. After a briefing on the history and functioning of the battalion, the visitors were escorted through the clearing station and ambulance platoon. They viewed each of the battalion facilities separately. Highlight of the demonstration was a simulated mass casualty.
European Stars and Stripes 26 February 1962
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North Bennington
Recent guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George McGuire were Rev. John Ahern, pastor of St. Patrick's Church in Hartford, Conn. and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Ahern of New Haven, Conn.
Bennington Banner 5 March 1962
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FOUR MEN ON ASSAULT CHARGES
Four young Dublin men appeared before Justice M. T. C. Keane at Bray yesterday, charged with assaulting Civic Guards Leo Brady, Shankill, and John Collins, Fitzgibbon street, and car-park-attendant, William Willis of Keogh square, Inchicore, at Cork Little, Co. Dublin, on April 29th last. The men, who are also charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding the three men, were granted bail of £100 each and will appear in court on May 18th. They are Patrick Cuminskey, 29K Summerhill, Thos. Graham, 32C St. Joseph's Mansions, Killarney street, Thos. Ahern, 10 Clanmoyle road, Donnycarney and Francis King, 29C St. Joseph's Mansions.
The Irish Times 5 May 1962
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A group of 13 Boy Scout leaders participated in the Minute-Man council's adult leader training session at Camp Fellesland in Amesbury. The training session emphasized outdoor camping skills including woodmanship, cooking, camp construction and recreational activities. Nicknamed the "Old Croakers," a patrol name selected by tyhe men, they were Alan Davis, Michael Gormely, Carl Getz, Robert Bickford, Robert Bowen, Stanley M. Howard, Hugh E. Kilmartin, Sr.; Leo Duggan, Frederick Byrd, Dennis Ahern, Albert Johnson and Gustave Opperman.
The Lowell Sun 11 May 1962
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Fatal to Ulysses Man
COUDERSPORT, Pa.—An apparent attempt to kill a milk snake resulted in death for a Ulysses man, 11 miles north of here about 6 p.m. last evening. Charles Daniel Ahearn, 51 of Ulysses Road, RD 1, died of a crushed upper right chest when his tractor overturned after it went over a diversion ditch pinning him beneath it. He was using the vehicle to herd dairy cattle to the barn. According to Potter County assistant coroner John Dee, evidence of the dead snake at the scene indicated Mr. Ahearn had turned his wheels sharply to kill the reptile, causing the tractor to go over the ditch. The body was found about 6:45 p.m. by his son, Joseph, 16, and a neighbor Dake Keller, also 16. The boys began their search when the cows came to the barn without Mr. Ahearn. A neighbor, George Hearst, 27, was summoned to pull the tractor off Mr. Ahearn's body. The body was taken to Kear Funeral Home and will be taken tomorrow to the family home, where friends may call.

Mr. Ahearn was born Dec. 13, 1910 in Ulysses Township, the son of Michael and Rebecca Reppard Ahearn. He married the former Hazel Landgan in Franklinsville Aug. 22, 1937. He was a well-known dairy farmer, a member of Gold Grange and Gold Union Church. Surviving besides his wife are two daughters; Mrs. Rebecca McNeil of Rexville; and Ruth Ann at home; three sons, all at home, Charles Jr., Joseph and David; two grandsons; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Whitney, Knoxville, and Mrs. Kathryn Clark, Ulysses RD; four brothers, John, Coudersport; James, Ulysses RD; Peter, Tioga; and Michael, Mills. Funeral services will be conducted at Gold Union Church Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Revere Perkins and the Rev. Henry Webber, pastors, officiating. Burial will be in Raymond Cemetery.

Wellsville Daily Reporter 24 May 1962
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ENGAGEMENTS
An Aug. 18 wedding is planned by Miss Judith A. Ahern, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ahern of South Boston, and Bernard J. Macauley, son of Mrs. Mary L. Macauley, also of South Boston.
The Boston Globe 27 May 1962
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Don Bosco High To Graduate 118
The 12th annual graduation exercises of Don Bosco Technical High School will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. James Church, where 118 graduates will receive their diplomas from Rev. Robert L. Ryer, pastor of Holy Trinity Church.
The Graduates:
Dennis Ahern
The Boston Globe 30 May 1962
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CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING CIVIC GUARDS
Vicious and wilful was how Mr. A. B. Cullen, State Solicitor for Wicklow, described an alleged assault on Civic Guards Leo Brady, Shankill, and John Collins, Fitzgibbon street, and a car park attendant, William Willis, 108 Keogh square, Inchicore, at Asker, Co. Dublin, on April 29th last. Four Dublin men, Patrick Cuminskey, Summerhill, Thomas Graham, St. Joseph's Mansions, Killarney street, Thomas Ahern, Clanmoyle road, Donnycarney and Francis King, St. Joseph's Mansions, appeared at Bray District Court yesterday. They were charged with assault, with unlawfully and maliciously wounding the three men and with maliciously damaging clothinhg and a watch.

Civic Guard Brady, who gave evidence of the assault, said that he was investigating a complaint about tampering with a car, and he produced his identification card to the three men. He was then attacked and kicked on the head and stomach. He was in St. Colmcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown, for two weeks, and had to have 18 stitches. Civic Gurad Collins said that he was knocked down and kicked over the right eye. Willis said that when he intervened to “break it up” he got a punch and was kicked over the right eye when he fell. The taking of depositions will be be continued at Bray Court next Friday.

Mr. Seamus Sorahan (instructed by Messrs. Haughton and Bowler, solicitors) appeared for Cumiskey, Graham and King; Mr. Herman Good, solicitor, appeared for Ahern. In the report of Bray court in last Saturday's Irish Times a remark by Inspector D. Kennedy was made to appear as having reference to this case. In fact, the remark was made in connection with another case in which three boys, descrobed by the inspector as “hooligans,” were charged with assaulting another boy.

The Irish Times 2 June 1962
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CENTRAL CHANCERY OF
THE ORDERS OF KNIGHTHOOD
St. James's Palace, London S.W.1.
The Queen has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of the Celebration of Her Majesty's Birthday, to give orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire:

To be Ordinary Commanders of the Military Division of the said Most Excellent Order:
Colonel Donal Maurice Ahern, D.S.O., M.B. (56530), late Royal Army Medical Corps.

The London Gazette 2 June 1962
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Returned for trial In assault case
In Bray District Court yesterday, Patrick Cuminskey, Summerhill, Dublin, Thomas Graham and Francis King, both of St. Joseph's Mansions, Killarney street, Dublin, were returned for trial charged with having assualted and wounded Guard Liam Brady, Guard John Collins and Mr. William Willis, car-park attendant, at Asker, on the Dublin-Bray road, on April 29th last.

Informations were refused in the case of Thomas Ahern, Clanmoyle road, Donnycarney.

The Irish Times 28 June 1962
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Closed Preliminary Hearings Opposed
HALIFAX (CP)—A move to have preliminary hearings held behind closed doors was blocked Tuesday by the Canadian Bar Association at its annual meeting here. The Nova Scotia sub-section of the association made the suggestion. Peter OHearn, Halifax Crown prosecutor, said “this resolution protects the accused person from publicity until a judicial officer has decied there is a case to answer.” Preliminary hearings are held to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to warrant committal of the accused person for trial.

The meeting chairman, Hon. I. Nitikman of Winnipeg, said reporters were careful as to what they published anout preliminary hearings. “We have yet to have a situation where a client's case has been prejudiced by what a jury has read in the newspapers.” Although the resolution was defeated, it was put on the agenda of next year's meeting for further consideration.

Winnipeg Free Press 29 August 1962
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Rosasco Accepts Judge's Seat With Pride, Humility
Judge Ernest H. Rosasco heard his first cases as presiding judge of the Northern Berkshire District Court in North Adams this morning after accepting his new duties "with great pride but also humility." . . . 

O'Hearn Speaks
Former Special Justice William A. O'Hearn, who served for 18½ years on the North Adams bench, told Judge Rosasco and the crowded gallery, "You've no friends on the bench. Being a judge is a lonesome life. Everyone sits in Judgement on the cases you try. Whether or not they agree or disagree, they get a square deal, an honest deal, a fair deal" with a judge who is fair. Mr. O'Hearn, who is still called judge by his friends, left no doubt of his feeling that Judge Rosasco would be just such a presiding justice. He recalled his long association with the Rosasco family and concluded that the new justice would fare well in answer to the question, "How does a judge use his conscience?"

North Adams Transcript 15 October 1962
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O'Hearn Has Uphill Fight Against Long
Republican candidate Taylor W. O'Hearn says he is gaining strength every day in his uphill fight to unseat U.S. Sen. Russell B. Long in next Tuesday's general election. "We're running neck and neck with Russell now." O'Hearn said Monday night, following campaign appearances in Monroe, West Monroe and Minden. Noting that Long was making a fairly active last week campaign, O'Hearn, a Shreveport accountant and lawyer, said. "He's beginning to recognize that he has an opponent. Earlier O'Hearn blasted Long on the Cuban issue again. "The only time Russell takes a positive stand," he said at Monroe, "is when 180 million Americans agree on something as they did on Cuba." . . . 
The Jennings Daily News 30 October 1962
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Long Opponent Is Confident Of Victory
"An election is out there to be won and we are confident of victory." These were the words of Taylor W. O'Hearn, Republican candidate for the United States Senate, in a speech before the Lake Charles Civitan Club Wednesday. Regarding Cuba, O'Hearn said, "we have finally assumed the posture, strength and dignity" that should have been assumed much earlier. Departing from an advance press release of his Lake Charles talk, O'Hearn answered questions from the audience concerning the Cuban crisis and other vital issues. If the Eisenhower-planned Bay of Pigs invasion had been carried out by President Kennedy,

Khrushchev wouldn't be in power in Cuba today he said. The blockade action did not go far enough, he added. O'Hearn said Russell Long said earlier this week that he could not previously go into the Cuban situation because he had secret data and felt he should remain quiet. "Furthermore, the President said the week before that the build up had just been discovered. For my own part, I don't believe either statement," he said. O'Hearn accused Long of making "reckless statements," saying there was no secret information. Long has backed off from real issues and was a "fraud as a senator," he said. Long has accused him of picking petty issues in the campaign, O'Hearn said, but the Congressional Record was the source of his information in the campaign.

O'Hearn said Russell Long had gone to labor leaders for support while he had talked with the laboring man throughout the state. He felt he would get the labor vote because laboring men did not always follow the advice of labor leaders. The Republican candidate told Civitans he did not belong to the John Birch Society but respected the rights of others to join the organization it they so desired. A Bircher was responsible for exposing Billie Sol Estes, he said, and for that they were to be commended.

When asked about the Ole Miss incident, O'Hearn said he would not go into the legal aspects of the situation but stated the incident cost the Federal government $3 million. He termed the incident a "legal farce." The Alliance for Progress program isn't working, O'Hearn said, and he wasn't in favor of the methods used to redistribute land under the program. What is needed in Latin America is education and a market for goods. He did say Americans had exploited Latin America for economic purposes. O'Hearn said he doubted the effectiveness of the Peace Corps. He didn't think the program would accomplish much.

As far as the United Nations was concerned, O'Hearn thought the idea behind it was good but, something needed to be done about financing the operations of the world peace organization. He suggested the United States stop financing the UN until all members paid their assessments. And in that vein we might try to regain the over $200 million paid illegally by our government to the UN, he concluded.

Lake Charles American Press 1 November 1962
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Senate Candidates Ending Campaigns
Republican candidate Taylor W. O'Hearn scheduled two speeches to Shreveport industrial workers today in his campaign to unseat Sen. Russell B. Long in Tuesday's general election. O'Hearn, 55-year-old accountant and a former Democrat, held open house at his Shreveport headquarters Sunday. He reported a steady stream of people, including some newly-won voters, visited the headquarters.

Long meanwhile addressed officials, business leaders and backers in Baton Rouge. The Democratic candidate accused O'Hearn of having "proclaimed himself a great patriot while going around the state twisting the truth." The senator said that his decision not to share a platform with O'Hearn "has been justified by the vicious nature his campaign. "My opponent," Long said, "has yet to suggest the first thing he could get for Louisiana or what he proposes to do to correct the ills he says are afflicting our country. "On the other hand, I have pointed out the many things I have done and will continue to do for Louisiana." . . . 

Lake Charles American Press 5 November 1962
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POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT
TAYLOR W. O'HEARN
Candidate U. S. Senate
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O'HEARN IS FOR
A Strong Foreign Policy. O'Hearn urged a blockade of Cuba when Long supported a "be soft" policy.
The Free Enterprise System. O'Hearn is for less big government and more private initiative to restore our economy to a healthy condition, and reduce unemployment.
Labor. O'Hearn has worked for a living since he was nine years old, as a paper boy, delivery boy, grocery clerk and coppersmith helper. O'Hearn studied hard and became a successful certified public accountant and lawyer. Long got started on inherited oil royalties and political connections. O'Hearn is for the working man's rights because he personally experienced the working man's problems.
States Rights and Segregation. O'Hearn proposes a constitutional amendment to reduce the Supreme Court's power over state governments. O'Hearn opposed massive use of Federal troops at Oxford, and favored first giving the Governor of a sovereign state his day in Court to avoid riots.
Strong National Security and Civil Defense. O'Hearn favors stopping aid to communist countries, and using the money to build fallout and blast shelters. O'Hearn would act to compel the U. S. Attorney General to enforce the law that requires communists to register or be sent to jail.

Taylor O'Hearn is a Commander of an American Legion Post, a Mason and Shriner, C. P. A. and attorney, and was a Vice-President of the Louisiana Baptist Brotherhood Convention. He also served on Shreveport's Metropolitan Planning Committee, and is married and has three children.

Lake Charles American Press 5 November 1962
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Republican O'Hearn Nearly Upset
Highly-Favored Long in Lincoln
The unofficial tally of votes cast by Lincoln Parish voters in the general election indicate two surprising facts. A Republican candidate for U.S. Senator walked vote-for-vote with the highly-favored Democratic candidate in Lincoln Parish. In the final tally, only 14 ballots separated incumbent Sen. Russell B. Long from Taylor Walters O'Hearn, with Long having the shaky edge. Lincoln Parish, being noted as the conservative center of North Louisiana, nearly upset the liberal Long, as the Democratic barrier seemed to have been pierced slightly by O'Hearn. Unofficial results from Lincoln give Long 1,298 votes to 1,284 votes for O'Hearn.
The Ruston Daily Leader 7 November 1962
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Democrats Swamp Republican Rivals
NEW ORLEANS (AP)—Three Louisiana moderate Democrats—two Longs and Rep. Hale Boggs—have defeated conservative Republican opponents in a general election that bore a marked similarity to last summer's Democratic primary. . . . 

Long, who defeated conservative Phil St. Amant to win the Democratic nomination, won Tuesday's general election by a 3-to-1 margin over Taylor W. O'Hearn, a conservative Democrat-turned-Republican. The margin fell below Long's primary victory of 4-to-1, mainly because of O'Hearn's strong showing in his home territory of northwest Louisiana. He carried Caddo Parish, which includes Shreveport, by nearly 2-to1.

Lake Charles American Press 7 November 1962
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Welcome to new neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Allen. Moving from Burlingame November 17, they are busy getting settled at 1673 McKinley. Their home is located near the homes of their two daughters and sons-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert O'Hern, 1303 Cobb, and Mr. and Mrs. Amaedec Toti, 1794 Adams. Both Mr. and Mrs. Allen are employed. He is a groceryman at Killpatrick in Millbrae and she is office manager for Redditt Letter Service.
San Mateo Times 6 December 1962
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WORLD COUNTRYWOMEN TO CONFER IN IRELAND
1,200 delegates expected
MRS. KIT AHERN, president of the Irish Countrywomen's Association, arrived home yesterday after a four-month, 33,000-mile tour, during which she visited Italy, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. 
   While in Melbourne she attended the 10th triennial conference of the Associated Countrywomen of the World, and gave more than 30 talks to groups throughout the world.
   Mrs. Ahern announced at Dublin Airport that the 11th triennial conference of the A.C.W. would be held in Ireland in 1965, when 1,200 women are expected to attend the two-week session. No decision has been taken so far, as to the venue, but Mrs. Ahern said that delegates would visit every part of the country. She added: “This is the greatest chance that rural Ireland has got to show what it can do.” . . . Everywhere she went she was greeted by Irish people. Many of them were of Irish origin, but all, she added, were proud of Ireland.
   Mrs. Ahern said that she left Dublin at the end of August and attended a conference in Rome on the rural section of the encyclical Mater et Magistra. Other Irish organizations, such as Muintir na Tire, Macra na Fierme, and the National Farmers' Association were represented too.
   From Rome she went to Australia, and on the way stopped at Singapore, where she addressed a luncheon meeting of the leaders of women's organizations. When she arrived in Melbourne she met Archbishop Mannix, the Irish-born prelate. He was celebrating the 50th anniversary of his episcopal consecration, and Mrs. Ahern presented him with greetings from the countrywomen in Ireland.
   She spent five weeks on a farm north of Melbourne, and also visited Sydney. She travelled to New Zealand and then to Hawaii before beginning a tour of the United States. While in America she visited the American Countrywomen's Association's annual conference in Atlanta, at which 9,000 attended.
   While in New York she met many relatives. She went on: “I have some 70 relatives in New York and at least 50 turned up at the airport to see me off. In fact, I had met only three of them previously.”
The Irish Times 3 January 1963
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SOCIAL AND PERSONAL
Mrs. Kit Ahern, of Ballybunion, Co. Kerry, president of the Irish Countrywomen's Association, is staying in the Moira Hotel.
The Irish Times 5 January 1963
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FORTHCOMING MARRIAGES
Mr. I. R. Carmichael and Miss B. M. Ahern
The engagement is announced between Iain Rutherford, youngest son of the late Mr. A. M. Carmichael and of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Carmichael and stepson of Mrs. A. M. Carmichael, recently of Boroughfield, Colinton Road, Edinburgh, and Bridget Mary, younger daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs. P. J. Ahern, of 15, Richmond Hill Court, Richmond, Surrey.
The Times 2 February 1963
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Two Hurt In Accidents On Icy Highways
Slippery roads in Sheboygan County contributed to nine traffic accidents between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. today. Two persons were injured in separate mishaps.
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Roger Mangin, 19, of Reedsville, sustained a slight laceration to his forehead at 5:30 p.m. Friday in a two car collission on Highway 57 two miles north of Waldo. He was a passenger in a car driven by Mary D. O'Hearn of Milwaukee. The O'Hearn vehicle and one driven by Glenn Conger, 19, of Waldo, were travelling north when the O'Hearn car skidded sideways across the highway. The Conger car collided with the right rear fender of the O'Hearn vehicle.
Sheboygan Press 2 February 1963
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Parties and Personals
To celebrate the twenty-fourth wedding anniversary of Dr. and Mrs. William Ahern and the birthdays of Mrs. Harry Rising and Walter Flowers, Sgt. and Mrs. George Yanchinis of Camarillo entertained at a pot-luck dinner at their home on Saturday. Guests included Miss Mildred Macy, Jerry Hegarty, Mr. and Mrs. Rising, Dr. and Mrs. Ahern, and Mr. and Mrs. Flowers.
The Press-Courier 6 February 1963
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WHITE BOYS ACT CASE FAILS AT CORK
   A PROSECUTION brought under the White Boys Act of 1786, stated to be the first prosecution of its kind to come before an Irish court since the foundation of the State, came before Judge Neylon at Cork Circuit Court yesterday. It failed.
   Before the court were three men—Timothy Joseph Mulcahy, 15 West view, Cobh, Co. Cork; his nephew, Timothy Mulcahy, 2 Park lane, Cobh, and William O'Donoghue, Harbour view, Cobh, and they were charged with forcible entry, false imprisonment and forcible detainer, the first and third counts being under Act 26 of George III, cap. 24, section 24.
   They were accused of taking forcible possession of a room at 2 Park lane, Cobh, assaulting Frank Aherne, and unlawfully imprisoning and detaining him for one hour against his will on last August 29th.
“RENT THE VEILS”
   Mr. Seán Collins (instructed by Mr. G. Y. Goldberg) defending, in an objection to the indictment, said that it had been impossible to find a prosecution under this Act since the Act of Union and he accused the prosecution of having rent the veils of antiquity to uncover this Act which conceived as a punishment transportation to America. He suggested that such a punishment was completely repugnant to the present conception of the Irish Constitution.
   Mr. Sean Brosnan (instructed by Mr. N. J. C. Dempsey, State Solicitor), replied that the Act had been passed by an all-Irish Parliament, was still on the Statute Book and was perfectly good law. The prosecution also could have been brought under and Act of Richard III, passed more than 300 years before 1786.
   Judge Deal said that Poynings Law had re-enacted that statute.
ALLEGED THREAT
   The State case was that a frail, inoffensive man, Frank Aherne, had occupied a room at 2 Park lane, Cobh, for 10 years at a weekly rent of 2/-. Timothy Joseph Mulcahy purchased the house and told Aherne: “We have accommodation for you. You must leave here immediately or we will kill you.” Aherne became frightened. He broke a window to attract outside attention and attempted to escape but was prevented. Aherne's belongings were removed from his room to another house, by a van which made several trips. In its final trip, Aherne was locked into it and he was transported to an old ruined house.
   At the conclusion of the State evidence, the judge granted a defence application for a direction to the jury to find the accused men not guilty. In doing so, the judge said that certain replies by Mr. Aherne had raised doubts and he doubted that the Court of Criminal Appeal would uphold a conviction if the jury so found.
   The three men then were discharged.
The Irish Times 12 March 1963
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Midsummer Wedding Is Planned
A family dinner at the Millbrae home of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. O'Hearn was the occasion for them to announce that their daughter, Maureen, is the bride-elect of Mark T. Carlton. The couple will be married on July 6 at St. Ann's chapel in Palo Alton. Maureen, who lives in Mountain View, was graduated from Holy Names Academy in Seattle and received her B. A. in English from the College of Notre Dame in Belmont. She is a member of the American Association of Universtiy Women. The bride-elect is the sister of Elizabeth Anne O'Hearn of San Francisco and the granddaughter of Mrs. D. R. McCarthy of Seattle and the late Mr. McCarthy and of the late Mr. and Mrs. John H. O'Hearn. She is the niece of M. V. O'Hearn of San Francisco, Mary O'Hearn and Mrs. E. J. Mahoney of Menlo Park.

Mark is the son of Mrs. R. L. Carleton of Baton Rouge, La., and the late Dr. Carlton and is the grandson of the late Mark Alfred Carleton, chief cerealist for the United States Department of Agriculture from 1899 to 1918. He attended University High School in Baton Rouge and received his A. B. from Yale, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. A veteran of Marine Corps service from 1958 to 1960, Mark is now at Stanford as a PhD candidate in United States history.

San Mateo Times 2 April 1963
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Walter O'Hearn Jr. to Marry Denise Maloney in Summer
   Mr. and Mrs. William P. Maloney of Bayside, Queens, formerly of Southampton, L.I., have made known the engagement of their daughter, Miss Denise Marie deLourdes Maloney, to Walter Donald O'Hearn Jr. of New York. He is the son of Mr. O'Hearn of Westmount, Que., and the late Mrs. Mary McGrath O'Hearn of New York. A June wedding is planned.
   Miss Maloney, an alumna of Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Syosset, L.I., received an A.B. degree in economics in 1960 from Trinity College in Washington. She is with the New York brokerage firm of R. W. Pressprich & Co.
   The future bridegroom attended the Portsmouth Priory in Rhode Island and graduated in 1956 from Williams College. He served in the Army and graduated from New York Law School, where he was editor in chief of The Law Review, and received a Master of Laws degree from New York University. He is with the New York law firm of King & O'Conor. His father is managing editor of the Montreal Star.
   Mr. O'Hearn is a grandson of the late Capt. John W. McGrath, and of the late Judge Walter D. [sic] O'Hearn of Halifax, N.S., a former Attorney General of the province, and the late Mrs. O'Hearn.
New York Times 28 April 1963
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SERVICE DINNERS
148 (Leicestershire) Field Ambulance, R.A.M.C. (T.A.)
The annual dinner of the officers of the 148 (Leicestershire) Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corp, Territorial Army, was held in the Officer's Mess, T.A. Centre, Blackbird Road, Leicester, on Saturday. The principal guests were:—Major-General H. Quinlan (Director of Dental Services) and Brigadier T. M. R. Ahern (Deputy Director Medical Services, Northern Command), The Commanding Officer, Lieutenant-Colonel N. T. Nicol, president.
The Times 29 April 1963
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I.T.G.W.U. Conference
Next Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. the annual four-day conference of the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union will open in Waterford. On Wednesday the conference will be addressed by An Taoiseach, Mr. Lemass, and on Thursday by Lt.-Gen. M. J. Costello, and on the final day, an address will be given by the Rev. Thomas Aherne, C.C., Cathedral, Waterford.
The Irish Times 30 May 1963
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WILLIAM AHERN
Deputy to Quit

Deputy DA Ahern To Resign
Alameda County Deputy District Attorney William Ahern said today that he will resign soon to go into private practice. Ahern is in charge of the district attorney's branch office in Hayward. He has been with the district attorney's office for 10 years. "I can't give an exact date since I have to clear up several cases that are still pending," he said. He added that he will confer with District Attorney J. Frank Coakley before setting a definite departure date.

Ahern has in recent years handled a limited private practice in addition to his official county duties. The county Board of Supervisors last week banned such private practice by deputies in the district attorney's office. The prohibition on outside practice will take effect next May 1.

Hayward Daily Review 4 June 1963
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Action against schoolteacher for beating boy
Eugene Aherne, an 11-year-old boy, of Liscannor road, Cabra, Dublin, told Judge Conroy in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday how his schoolteacher had beaten him on the head with a stick, pulled his hair and bruised his face. In an action, brought on behalf of Aherne, against a 23-year-old national schoolteacher, James McMama, of Belgrave road, Rathmines, Dublin, Judge Conroy gave a decree for £88 8s. There was no appearance for the defence.

Mr. J. B. O'Quigley (instructed by Mr. R. Ryan) who appeared for Aherne, said that on October 2nd, December 4th and 5th, 1962, and January 23rd last, as well as several other occasions, McMama assaulted Aherne, a pupil of Saint Finbarr's National School. He described how he was beaten on the head with a stick, his hair was pulled and his face was bruised. Dr. S. Davis said that Aherne came to his surgery on October 2nd last where, on exaination, he found a lump on his head, which was consistent with his having been struck with a wooden stick. His mother said that her son complained of being beaten by the teacher. He had a lump on his head and was very upset and distressed.

The Irish Times 23 July 1963
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Mrs. Mary Ahern of Dorchester, who has been spending the Summer with her nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hennessey, in Hyannis, visited friends here for a day.
Provincetown Advocate 22 August 1963
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Lakewood Youth Joins Navy Reserve
Dennis J. O'Hern, son of Mr. and Mrs. James R. O'Hern of 5152 Obispo Ave., Lakewood, has enlisted in the Naval Reserve as an officer candidate seaman apprentice. Upon receiving his bachelor's degree at Long Beach State College next January, O'Hern will report to the Naval Officer Candidate School at Newport, R. I.
Long Beach Independent 24 October 1963
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Airplane Lands In Shopping Center Lot
HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — Pilot Peter Ahearn, 19, unexpectedly included emergency landing in the flying instructions he was giving a Navy man yesterday. Ahearn brought his single engine plane down in the parking lot of a shopping center after it became fog bound on flight from Rochester, N.H., to North Andover, Mass. With Ahearn was Bruce L. Naxham, 25, of Newport, N.H., who is stationed at Salem, Mass., in the Navy. The pair had started from North Andover and visited Lewiston, Maine, before landing at Rochester.
Biddeford Journal 29 October 1963
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O'Hearn, Thames Get Baptist Posts
Taylor O'Hearn of Shreveport and Marvin E. Thames of New Orleans were reelected to the presidency and vice presidency of the Louisiana Baptist Brotherhood at the closing session of the State Brotherhood convention held at First Baptist church Monday night. Approximately 1,500 persons were at the session.
Lake Charles American Press 12 November 1963
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Returning last Thursday after a 3-week absence was Mrs. John A. Ahern, 344 N. Smith. She made a trip to Brooklyn to bring Mr. Ahearn's 89-year-old mother, the senior Mrs. John Ahearn, here to live with them. Sunday four generations of the family were together in the Ahearn home when the daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Gary E. Crooker and Michael Campbell of Rogers Park, visited her. It was her first meeting with her great-grandchild, Michael.
Chicago Daily Herald 21 November 1963
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VISCOUNT FURNESS
Viscount Furness gave a dinner party last night in honour of Mrs. Joseph Ahern, at 20 Cadogan Place. The other guests were :—Mr. and the Hon. Mrs. John Patridge, Mr. and Mrs. Colin Ross-Munro, Mr. and Mrs.Thane Parker and Mr. Peter Sackling.
The Times 4 December 1963
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   Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Ahern of Holyoke were the holiday guests of their daughter, Mrs. Richard Martin, Maple street. [Acton, MA]
The Beacon 5 December 1963
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Game Try
LOS ANGELES—The giant jet airliner roared down the runway at International Airport. Roaring in its wake, like a gnat chasing an elephant, came a Volkswagen sedan, Leo Ambrose O'Hearn at the controls. Police said they ran the little auto to earth after a long chase. Asked how he got onto the runway without being seen, police said he replied: “I don't know. I'm lost. I guess I took the wrong turn.” Police said O'Hearn, 38, was on his way home from a Christmas party. He was booked on a charge of being drunk on airport property, a violation of municipal law.
Greeley Daily Tribune 20 December 1963
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Ireland's Economy Is Founded on Agriculture
Agriculture is, and will continue to be, the basic factor in Ireland's economy, a young Irish animal scientist said during a visit to the Gazette farm department Saturday. Although a dozen or so factories have been set up by German, American and Japanese companies in the Shannon airport free tarrif area, lack of mineral deposits and other raw materials will limit the country's industrial development, he explained. The scientist is Frank Aherne, who holds B. Sc., and M. Sc. degrees from the agricultural faculty of University college of Dublin. He arrived at Iowa State university late in November on a scholarship from the Irish National university and hopes to stay on to win his Ph D. in swine nutrition. Mr. Aherne is a holiday guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Woods, 2430 Bever avenue SE. He is a cousin of the Woods' son-in-law, Jim McGrath of Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. McGrath also spent the weekend in the Woods home.

[Extensive discussion of Irish agriculture here omitted]

Last year, for the first time in many years, the number of emigrants was less than the natural increase in population, he reported. A growing economy is providing more attractive opportunities for young Irish men and women than in times past, he explained. Because of economic and social customs, the irish people marry much later in life than in most other countries, he said. For that reason, and because many do not marry at all, the birth rate in Ireland is moderate, he added. Ireland has only the one agricultural school at the University college in Dublin, Mr. Aherne reported. The school grants about 80 bachelor's degrees each year, with most of the graduates going into teaching, government service and private industry, he said. A few of the top students go on in graduate work and take their places in the expanding field of agricultural research, he added.

Cedar Rapids Gazette 23 December 1963
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Contra Costa County
MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED
AHERN—KASSEBAUM—Edward J. Ahern, 38, and Martha Mae Kassenbaum, 33, both of Oakland.
Oakland Tribune 7 January 1964
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Youths Held For Breaks In Lowell And Towns
THREE YOUTHS, charged with several counts of burglary, larceny and breaking and entry, had their cases continued until March 18 by Judge John J. Valentine in district court today. The breaks occurred in Lowell, Chelmsford and Tyngsborough. All three were held in $2000 bonds. Frederick J. Ahearn of 194 Dalton road, Chelmsford, was charged with burglary from a dwelling, two counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime, one in Lowell, the other in Tyngsborough, and breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit larceny in Chelmsford.

Hugh McDonald of Pelham, N. H., was charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime and larceny in Tyngsborough, and breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit larceny in Chelmsford. Eugene H. Boudreau, Jr., was charged with burglary from a dwelling and breaking and entering in the nighttime and larceny from a business establishment in Lowell.

Appearring in court today for the authorities were Inspector Arthur Liakos of the Lowell police criminal bureau; Tyngsboro Chief of Police Harold L. Pivirotto, and Sgt. Raymond Harmon of the Chelmsford police department.

The Lowell Sun 3 March 1964
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Two Youths Are Arraigned For Burglary
   Two youths that Nashua police arrested when they were riding in a speeding car on East Hollis st early Monday morning, were arraigned in Lowell District court this morning on burglary charges.
   The pair includes Hugh F. McDonald, 20, of Pelham, and Frederick Ahearn, 21, of Chelmsford, Mass.
   They were returned to Massachusetts yesterday afternoon after they appeared in Nashua Municipal court before Judge Kenneth F. McLaughlin on fugitive from justice warrants. The two agreed voluntarily to return to the Bay State.
   Ahearn and McDonald were ordered held in $2,000 bail each after they pleaded innocent in the Lowell court today to three breaks. Judge Arthur L. Eno presided.
   The two youths were charged with breaking into Riley's restaurant, Tyngsboro, a service station in Chelmsford and Mercler's garage in Lowell. They were represented by Atty. David Fenton of Lowell who entered innocent pleas.
   The two respondents, according to Police Chief Paul J. Tracy, were stopped on East Hollis st. by Officer David Bradford. He arrested driver McDonald for various motor vehicle law violations. After questioning by the Inspectors division and evidence of a break found in the vehicle, Chief Tracy had the pair held on fugitive warrants.
   Tyngsboro Police Chief Harold Pivorotto who questioned the two here yesterday, commended Nashua police on their alertness and investigation.
Nashua Telegraph 3 March 1964
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Eugene Boudreau, of 191 Charles street, Frederick Ahearn, of 194 Dalton road, Chelmsford and Hugh McDonald, of Pelham center, Pelham, N. H., appeared in district court this morning and were placed under $2000 bail each for the grand jury. After hearing testimony by Sgt. Raymond Harmon of the Chelmsford police and Chief Harold Piviorotto, of the Tyngsborough police that the defendants were involved in local burglaries. Judge John H. Valentine found the defendants in probable cause, and ordered them held for superior court. Boudreau and Ahearn are held for burglary and McDonald is for breaking and entering in the night time and attempted larceny.
The Lowell Sun 18 March 1964
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No injuries were reported after cars being driven by William G. Ahearn, 28, of 20 Clifford street, and James T. Foye, 23, of 7 Robbins street, collided at Midland and Chelmsford streets. According to police reports, the cars were travelling on Chelmsford street in opposite directions and both were making a turn into Midland street when the collision occurred.
The Lowell Sun 18 March 1964
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In The Family
AN AFTER-THEATRE family meeting, when the show was over and the lights had gone down (actor Richard Aherne with his 17-year-old daughter Maureen and 19-year-old son Patrick, whose mother was the late Lady Patrica Aherne, daughter of the Earl and Countess of Drogheda) took place after "The Fantasticks" in the Eblana Theatre, Dublin, last Saturday night, where Richard Aherne is making his first Irish appearance.
   Maureen was a student of the Royal Ballet School, London, for four years, and has just returned to Dublin from Paris, where she was staying with her grandmother, Lady Dogheda. She hopes to study the restoration of old paintings in Dublin.
   One of her ancestors was Adam Loftus, first Provost of Trinity College, Dublin (their great-grandfather built Punchestown racecourse). Patrick has not yet quite decided what he would like to do, but is interested in law, and hopes to study in Madrid.
   Mr. Richard Aherne, who is brother of the international show jumper, Colonel Fred Aherne, and whose brother George Aherne was badly wounded at Gallipoli (all sons of the late Mr. William Aherne, J.P., of Co. Meath), has appeared in many Broadway plays, films and television in America, and also several London West End productions, and in Italy. One of his ancestors was Colonel John Aherne, a colonel in Napoleon's army, who was Wolfe Tone's adjutant.
[According to http://thepeerage.com/p25437.htm#i254364 Richard V. K. Aherne was the son of William Aherne. He married Lady Patricia Doreen Moore, daughter of Henry Charles Ponsonby Moore, 10th Earl of Drogheda and Kathleen Burn, in 1943.]
The Irish Times 23 March 1964
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Two State Crime Spree Ends At Gunpoint
These photos show four segments of a crime spree by two alleged bandits charged with holding up, at gunpoint, a Tyngsboro package store proprietor. Left to right the pictures show Mr. and Mrs. Emile Gregoire, operators of a variety store at 1075 Bridge street; next, the two suspects as they are brought into Lowell police headquarters by Capt. Arthur White of Dracut, left; one of the accused, Frederick Ahearn, 20, of 194 Dalton road, Chelmsford; Lowell Officer Richard Morse, Sergt. Charles Chronopoulos of Tyngsboro, in plaid shirt; Charles J. Parker, 21, of 2 Locke street, Nashua, N. H., formerly of Lowell, the second suspect, and Tyngsboro Officer Robert Dunderdale. Third photo, Lieut. Evangelos Kanelles and Officer John Myers question John Holt, a customer in the Bridge street store at the time of the alleged holdup; and at far right, Leon Jamerson, left, and Paul C. Chevalier, Tyngsboro store owner, discuss the harrowing incident. —Photos by Bob Wallace, Sun staff photographer.
NAB PAIR FOR TYNGSBORO HOLDUP
LOWELL—Two men, arrested following a wild bullet punctuated police chase that occurred minutes after they allegedly held up a Tyngsboro package store were ordered held in $10,000 bail when they appeared before Judge John J. Valentine in district court today. The pair, Frederick G. Ahearn, 20, of 194 Dalton road, Chelmsford, and Charles J. Parker, 21, of 2 Locke street, Nashua, N. H., formerly of Lowell, had their cases continued until April 3. According to police, the pair stole a car in Nashua, then drove to this city where they are alleged to have held up Mr. and Mrs. Emile Gregoire, operators of a variety store at 1073 [sic] Bridge street, at 18th street. A customer, John Holt, was not bothered, police said. Police stated that the pair got a small amount of change for their trouble at the Gregoire store.

The two bandits fled in a car, and, as police pieced the story together, drove to Hudson, N.H., where they bungled an attempt to rob a variety store owner, also at gunpoint. The pair then drove to Tyngsboro where at 9:55 p.m., they entered the Gage Package store at Frost road and Lakeview avenue. They demanded money from the owner, Paul G. Chevalier, who was closing the establishment with Leon Jamerson. A Tyngsboro police cruiser, manned by Officers Paul DesLauriers and Robert Dunderdale, was parked across the street from the scene, and the officers noticed the commotion in the store. The two bandits fled the store and sped off in their car with police on their trail.

A high speed chase followed i which several shots were fired at the fleeing getaway car. At a point on Lakeview avenue, the car struck and sheared a utility pole. The bandits fled on foot with police in pursuit. The chase went into dense woods and swampy area, where the two officers along with Tyngsboro Sgt. Charles Chronopoulos and Capt. Arthur White of the Dracut police and Chief Harold Pivirotta of the Tyngsboro police apprehended the two at gunpoint. They were taken to the Lowell poluce station for questioning. Dracut was called into the chase when the car was headed in that direction from Tyngsboro, and Lowell cruisers also moved into the area. Police said Parker was wanted by the Nashua police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for allegedly being absent without leave from military service. The car in which they were riding when arrested was stolen Tuesday from Robert Bartis of Nashua, police said.

The Lowell Sun 26 March 1964
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Nashuam Is Arraigned In Tyngsboro Holdup
Innocent Pleas Entered; $10,000 Bail Assigned
Two alleged hold-up men, one of them a Nashuan, pleaded innocent in Lowell District court this morning to the armed robbery of a Tyngsboro liquor store last night. Justice John H. Valentine who presided, continued the cases until April 3 and ordered each held in $10,000 bail. The pair included Charles J. Parker, 21, of 2 Lock st., Nashua and Frederick G. Ahearn, 20, of 194 Dalton rd., Chelmsford, Mass. The court said Parker reported he would get his own counsel. The court has assigned Atty. Philip Nyman of Lowell to represent Ahearn.

The alleged robbers were arrested by Tyngsboro police last night after a high-speed chase in a car stolen in Nashua. The Tyngsboro police chief, Harold Pivirotto, said one of the pair has admitted a holdup in Tyngsboro and the car theft in Nashua. In the meantime, area police are seeking to determine if the pair were linked with an attempted robbery of a variety store in Hudson and a robbery in Lowell, both also last night. A third man is reportedly the object of a two-state search. It is said he fled into a wooded area off Lakeview av., Tyngsboro, when the alleged robbers' car crashed into a utility pole shorlly after 10 p.m. Police did not reveal his identity.

Tyngsboro Holdup
The Tyngsboro holdup involved Gage's package store at Route 3A and Lakeview av., shortly before 10 p.m. This establishment was formerly owned by Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Gage, one-time Nashua residents. The new owners are Paul Chevalier and Paul Coursey. Coursey and his family live at the rear of the store. Chevalier was on duty at 10 p.m. He was talking with Leon Jameson of Tyngsboro when the two gunmen entered. The bandits held Chevalier and Jameson at bay, with brandished pistols. They took the contents of the cash register and also made Chevalier empty his billfold. Chevalier said the holdup netted the robbers about $100. He said the establishment was last held up three years ago on the same night. Three bottles of liquour also were taken.
Seen Running
Pivirotto said the pair was apprehended a short time later by officers Paul J. Deslauriers and Robert Dunderdale, on cruiser duty at the time. He said the officers saw the two men run out of the store, jump in a car which "tore" off on Lakeview av. The pursuit reached speeds of 90 miles per hour before the fleeing auto, a 1964 sedan, owned by Robert Bartis of Nashua, crashed into a utility pole. The vehicle was heavily damaged. One gun was taken from the pair, a P-38, German-made automatic pistol. Pivirotto said both men denied participating in the attempted robbery in Hudson and the Lowell robbery.
Car Stolen in Nashua
Nashua police Chief Paul J. Tracy said police here would take action on the car theft. The bartis car was stolen Tuesday night from Kinsley st. where it was parked. The suspects were questioned last night in Lowell by Captain Inspector Philip J. McLaughlin, Inspector Donald Boyer and acting inspector Clifford Sloan.
Hudson Attempt
In Hudson, meanwhile, Andrew J. Polak, police chief, said two masked bandits were thwarted in an attempted holdup of McGrath's variety store on the Lowell rd. He said Donald McGrath had noted a car had pulled up near his store, which was closed for the night. McGrath went to the door armed with a shotgun. The pair saw the shotgun and ran to their car. As it pulled away, it stopped suddenly to let one of the gunmen retrieve a pistol he had dropped. Polak said a woman's stocking one of the pair wore was found on the premises by Hudson officer Donald Bowden jr.
Lowell Robbery
Lowell police are investigating a possible tie-in with a robbery of a variety store about 9:15 last night owned by Emile and Alma Gregoire. This establishment is located on Bridge st., Lowell and two masked robbers made off with about $40. A large Tyngsboro police detail was drawn into the continuing investigation, Headin the group were Pivirotto, Sgt. Charles Chronopoulos and arresting officers Deslauriers and Dunderdale.
Nashua Telegraph 26 March 1964
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Ranchview Terrace News
Saturday Mr. and Mrs. Robert Loftus, Bob and Erin, 633 Eisenhower Drive, attended a buffet party honoring Mary Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Loftus, Chicago Heights, who made her first communion on May 3. Mother's Day the Loftus family and Sandy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ahern, were in Chicago to visit the children's aunt, Sheila Ahern a Novitiate of Chicago, and afterward had dinner at the Martinique.
Chicago Daily Herald 14 May 1964
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Invaluable service to the young
   The 500 men and women in this country who gave their spare time to act as voluntary adult leaders of Macra na Tuaithe, perform and invaluable service, said Mr. Eugene Aherne, Cork branch manager, Irish Shell and BP, Ltd. He was speaking in the International Hotel, Killarney, last night, at a reception in honour of some of the leaders.
   Mr. Aherne said that the leaders of industry were becoming more aware of their responsibilities towards the agricultural community, and possible proof of this might be taken in the support given to the Macra na Tuaithe foundation. [Macra na Tuaithe was founded in 1952 as an organization for rural youth in Ireland.]
The Irish Times 27 May 1964
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PEOPLE'S HOSPITAL
Releases — Linford Bourcy, Stivings Rd.; James O'Hearn, 404 Fifth Ave.; . . . 
News Journal 10 December 1964
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Mr. P. O'Farrell—Miss P. Aherne
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Aherne of Island View, Nerano road, Dalkey, have pleasure in announcing the engagement of their eldest daughter, Patricia, to Patrick, second son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. O'Farrell, Marianna Convent road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin.
The Irish Times 29 December 1964
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BIRTHS
AHERN.—On January 19th, 1964, at the West Middlesex Hospital, to Jane (née Tyas) and John Allan Ahern—a son.
The Times 21 January 1964
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Ahern Will Resign As Deputy DA
William Ahern, Alameda County deouty district attorney for Southern Alameda County, will resign Feb. 1, to go into private practice. Ahern had announced last June that he would resign after the county Board of Supervisors banned private practice by deputies in the district attorney's office. The probation is to become effective May 1, 1964. Ahern has in recent years handled a limited private practice in addition to his official duties.

Taking Ahern's place in the Eden Township office in Hayward, will be Harold I. Moore, 44, a seven-year veteran with the district attorney's office. Ahern was criticized last spring for maintaining a private practice. At that time he pointed out that this was permissable by law so long as his salary wasn't over $850. Leaving with Ahern is another deputy district attorney, Robert Mooney, also of Eden Township office. Mooney and Ahern will go into private practice in San Leandro. Moore has been in Eden Township office 4½ years. He is a 1949 graduate of the University of San Francisco Law School and prior to joining the district attorney's office was claims manager for a San Francisco brokerage firm. Moore is married, has seven children and lives in San Lorenzo.

The Daily Review 26 January 1964
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O'Hearn of the Star
LADY CHATTERLY LATTERLY; by Walter O'Hearn, Toronto, McLelland and Stewart, $4.95

Lady Chatterly Latterly is a collection of 41 articles by Walter O'Hearn which originally appeared in the Montreal Star. Ranging over a wide variety of subjects, mainly literary, they are always informative, sometimes critical, occasionally humurous — but not always as humurous as they aim to be. They range all the way from an imaginative treatment of the latter days of D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterly and her lover, Mellors, to an ironic letter to the Canada Council on behalf of a would-be writer who is O'Hearn's example of the many rebellious but unproductive “artists” of the country.

The title-piece, though by no means the best in the collection, is typical of the O'Hearn treatment. In it he depicts Constance Chatterly and Mellors grown old and respectable. Constance, now constant, has become a sweet old lady on whom the ravages of time are amply evident. She indulges herself in theosophy and is reduced to pushing Mellors, now a crippled arthritic, in a wheel chair (a fate she had rebelled against with her first husband) while he mouths his senile endearments. Sometimes O'Hearn brings this sort of thing off well. But the articles as a whole have enough valid criticism and trenchant humor to make this book eminently worth reading. There could be worse ways of spending a winter evening than in the company of Walter O'Hearn.

Winnipeg Free Press 15 February 1964
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Senator Long to Appear at Luncheon Here
U. S. Senator Russell B. Long, making his first campaign swing through Louisiana, scheduled a luncheon meeting with public officials of the area today in Lake Charles. . . .  The junior Louisiana Democratic senator is opposed in the general election by Republican Taylor W. O'Hearn of Shreveport. O'Hearn returned to Shreveport last night for a campaign speech to a painters union meeting after an airplane tour of northeastern Louisiana. Addressing a civic club earlier in Lake Providence in his continuing attacks on Senator Long, the Republican candidate said, "Everyone in Louisiana, except my opponent, is undoubtedly glad that the Kennedy administration finally took action on Cuba." O'Hearn claimed Long had taken the position earlier that we could not afford to get involved in a blockade of Cuba because it might result in retaliation in the Berlin area and possibly the loss of American lives. O'Hearn called Long "a political coward" for this view. Long's meeting here today with Seventh Congressional district officeholders was in the Continental room of the municipal airport building.
Lake Charles American Press 11 June 1964
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BIRTHS
AHERNE.—On June 14th, 1964, at Royston, to VALERIE (née Macher) and PATRICK WILLIAM AHERNE—a son (DAVID PATRICK).
The Times 18 June 1964
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Montreal Star Fills Posts
MONTREAL, July 6 (UPI)—John G. McConnell, president and publisher of The Montreal Star, announced today the appointment of Walter O'Hearn as executive editor. In addition, Frank B. Walter becomes editor and John D. Mill takes over as manaing editor. George V. Ferguson remains as editor in chief.
New York Times 7 July 1964
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Texas Woman Wins Rose Fest
Winners of the ninth annual Sterling Bowl Tournament, the only national rose arranging competition, was Mrs. E. O. Barton, of 7103 Hartland Avenue, Houston, Texas. . . . Judges for the tournament, chosen from nominations from 48 state garden club presidents were: Mrs. Drew LaCroix, Pineville, La.; Mrs. R. J. Hamel of St. Ignatius, Mont., and Mrs. C. D. F. O'Hern of Tulsa, Okla. . . . 
San Mateo Times 10 July 1964
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Probate Court
Worcester
Mrs. Gloria C. Ahearn of Westminster filed for separate support from William D. Ahearn, Sr. of that town. Parents of four children, they were married Sept. 6, 1954 in Westminster.
Fitchburg Sentinel 24 July 1964
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£14,000 REWARD TO POLICE WIDOW
   Rewards totaling about £24,000 to three people who gave information to the police about the great train robbery were announced yesterday by Hart and Co., the London assessors.
   The firm said that Mrs. Emily Clark, a policeman's widow, of Bournemouth, would probably receive about £14,000. She gave information leading to two arrests and the recovery of £141,000. The other £10,000 will probably go to Mr. John Ahern of Portslade, Sussex, and Mrs. E. Hargrave, of Warnham, Sussex. They found £100,000 in a wood at Dorking Surrey.
   Mrs. Clark says she should have £10,000 more—the sum offered by the Post Office to the first person giving information leading to the arrest and conviction of the robbers. She has seen a report that Mr. John Maris, a herdsman, of Oakley, Buckinghamshire, is claiming the Post Office reward, in addition to the £10,000 he will receive from the Midland Bank.
   It is her belief that she was the first with the information, and she is instructing her solicitors to claim the extra £10,000. She said last night: “It was my telephone call which led to the first arrests. I hate to seem greedy but I do feel entitled to the extra money.”
   The rewards will be paid when the money recovered from the robbery, £336,500, is released by the courts in three or four weeks.
The Times 20 August 1964
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OK Tax on Mayer Co. Insurance
The State Supreme Court ruled today that Mrs. Catherine Elizabeth Ahern, Madison, widow of William B. Ahern, Oscar Mayer executive killed in an airplane accident Jan. 12, 1962 must pay state inheritance taxes on the $50,000 insurance policy she received from the company. Justice E. Harold Hallows reversed a decision by County Judge Carl Flom, April 24, 1964 which held that no inheritance tax was due on the policy because her husband could not have changed the beneficiary names. The high court ruled that he could have changed the beneficiary and under the law the insurance payment is taxable. Ahern and three other executives of the Oscar Mayer company were killed while riding in a company plane. The company carried a separate insurance policy covering executives who used the company plane. Ahern had named his wife as beneficiary.
Capital Times 5 January 1965
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BIRTHS
CARMICHAEL.—On 12th January 1965, at Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion, Edinburgh, to Bridget (néeAhern) and Iain Carmichael, of the Brig House, Westfield by Bathgate, West Lothian—a daughter (both well).
The Times 14 January 1965
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Social Notebook
—Mrs. Florence Dean of Central Pl. returned home Tuesday evening from a seven-week visit with her daughter, Dr. and Mrs. James Ahern of Danville, Calif., and grandsons, Dr. and Mrs. James K. Ahern of Lodi and Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Pete) Ahern of Los Altos.
Wellsville Daily Reporter 27 March 1965
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LITERACY TEST
O'Hearn Claims McKeithen Favors
BATON ROUGE (AP)—Rep. Taylor O'Hearn said Friday Gov. McKeithen favors some action by the May Legislature to enact a literacy test for voters. The move would be in anticipation of a new federal voter registration law. O'Hearn, Caddo Parish Republican, said his proposal for a standard literacy test based on New York's unchallenged voter registration procedure will be aired thoroughly at an open meeting next Thursday and Friday of a special Legislative Committee on Election Procedures. The committee is headed by Rep. Salvador Anzelmo, Orleans.

Louisiana's voter intelligence tests recently were declared unconstitutional. Some lawmakers are anxious over the way President Johnson's proposed federal voter registrar bill would affect the state. O'Hearn said he did not expect the president's bill to come out of Congress in its present strong form banning any voter registration lest. He said he believes Louisiana should have some law on the books to show good faith and exhibit a spirit of cooperation. The New York law, he said, basically calls for a voter to have an eighth-grade education or be able to pass a simple literacy test tied to answering questions about American history. He said this law never has been challenged in the courts. He said he believed the New York law would be permitted to work in Louisiana. The governor did not say whether he would support the legislation, O'Hearn said, but did indicate Louisiana should take some step to offset the federal registrar threat.

Lake Charles American Press 17 April 1965
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Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ahern of Holyoke were the weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Martin, 11 Maple Street.
Assabet Valley Beacon 29 April 1965
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FOUND DEAD
LONG BEACH, Calif. (UPI)—D. Patrick Ahern, 54, customs collector for the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles since 1961, was found dead in his home Sunday.
Lawton (OK) Constitution 10 May 1965
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COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEAL
NO OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLAIN

REGINA v. AHERNE
Before the LORD CHIEF JUSTICE, MR. JUSTICE ASHWORTH, and MR. JUSTICE WALLER
   The COURT granted this application by John Paul Aherne, aged 19, now detained in prison, for leave to appeal against a recommendation for deportation and allowed the appeal. On April 22, 1965, at the Inner London Sessions, he pleaded Guilty to a charge of burglary and was sentenced by the chairman (Mr. R. E. Seaton) to six months' imprisonment and recommended for deportation.
JUDGMENT
   The LORD CHIEF JUSTICE, delivering the judgment of the Court, said that one night the appellant and another set out with a butter knife and two sacks to break into a Chinese' shop, where they were caught.
   The appellant was a native of Ireland and had one previous conviction for possessing drinamyl. Before sentence, the case was adjourned so that notices could be served under the Commonwealth Immigrants Act, 1962, and the appellant and his accomplice were afterwards recommended for deportation.
   This was yet another case of a man being recommended for deportation who had not had legal aid and, more important, had never had the opportunity to deal with the matter before the order was made. When the two accused returned to court a detective sergeant gave evidence of having served them with the notices. They were asked if they had any questions to ask that officer concerning the service of the notices; they said “No.” They were never given an opportunity to deal with their family circumstances.
   In the ordinary way the Court would have given legal aid so that the circumstances might be gone into but the Court felt that it was just not worth while. The appellant had only one previous conviction and the order of deportation would be quashed.
The Times 3 July 1965
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Ahern-Rieder Nuptials Held
Miss Mary Catherine Ahern and Michael Joseph Rieder were married Saturday at 11 a.m. in Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Miss Ahern is the daughter of Mrs. William Bernard Ahern, 4414 Rolla lane and the late Mr. Ahern. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Rieder, 2414 Commonwealth ave., are the bridegroom's parents.

The bride was given in marriage by her brother, William Bernard Ahern III. She wore a floor-length gown of ivory peau de soie with floral appliques of re-embroidered Alencon lace accenting the bodice, sleeves, and chapel train. A pill-box headdress, trimmed with Alencon lace, held her three-tiered illusion veil. She carried a cascade of white gardenias and stephanolis entwined with ivy. Miss Carol Anne Ahern was her sister's maid of honor. Another sister, Miss Joan Ellen Ahern, was bridesmaid with Miss Mary Frances Rieder, the bridegroom's sister, and Miss Margaret Mary O'Neill, Chicago, Ill. They wore floor-length dresses of pale gold silk shantung, with modified empire waistlines and slim skirts, and Dior bow head-dresses. They carried cascades of golden wave roses, yellow starburst chrysanthemums, and bronze chrysanthemums. Michael McEnery, Madison, was best man; Paul Tierney, Thomas Joynt and Philip Helm, Madison, groomsmen; and John O'Donnell Rieder, the bridegroom's brother, and Salvatore Ceresi, Cleveland, O., ushers.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Rieder were hosts at the rehearsal dinner Friday night aty the Cuba Club. After a reception at Blackhawk Country Club, the newleyweds left for a honeymoon in Northern Wisconsin. They will live at 209-B, Eagle Heights. The bride, a member of Kappa Gamma Pi and Gamma Tau Alpha, spent her junior year at the University of Paris, France, and was graduated from Clarke College, Dubuque, Ia. She has done graduate work in French at the University of Wisconsin, and will resume her studies and teach at Edgewood High school in fall. The bridegroom is a graduate of the Universtiy of Notre Dame where he was a member of Blue Circle honor society, Alpha Epsilon Delta, and the varsity baseball team. He is a second year medical student at the University of Wisconsin and a member of the Phi Chi medical fraternity.

Wisconsin State Journal 22 August 1965
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Personnel In Acton Schools
PERSONNEL 1965-1966
ACTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
GRADE 2
Mrs. Dorothy Bunker; Mrs. Helen DeCoste; Mrs. Linda Desmariais; Mrs. Helen Dooling; Miss Elizabeth Flint; Miss Janice Fullonton; Mrs. Janet Keenan; Mrs. Rayda Kinney; Mrs. Margery Lewis; Mrs. Alice O'Hearn; Miss Angela Theodore; Miss Elizabeth Walker.
Assabet Valley Beacon 2 September 1965
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BIRTHS
AHERN—On Sept. 11th, 1965, at the West Middlesex Hospital, to Jane (née Tyas) and John Allan Ahern—a daughter
The Times 14 September 1965
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'CHRISTMAS IN OCTOBER' is the theme of the Service League gift parade announced for Oct. 8. Among the many items to be on sale at the John Ahern, A. L. Edgarton and E. H. Pawsat homes that day will be jeweled Christmas tree ornaments such as these the children of members used recently to decorate a Christmas tree. From left are Danny Ahern, 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ahern; Sarah Myers, 4, daughter of Dr. and Mrs., W. E. Myers; Tripp Ahern, 1½, son of the John Aherns; Tricia Traut, daughter of the Michael Trauts, and Mary Ahern, 6, daughter of the Michael Aherns. A tea will be served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ahern home, while the gift displays will be exhibited until 8 p.m. that day.
Commonwealth Reporter 14 September 1965
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Father Seeks Boy Insurance
FREMONT, Calif, (AP)—Robert Ahern, a shoe store manager, says he is willing to pay Lloyd's of London $4,000 for an insurance policy guaranteeing him $20,000—or a boy baby. Ahern and his wife, Barbara Ann, already have three boys and are about to become parents again. Their heart's desire, they disclose, is another boy—not the $20,000 insurance money, and not a girl. The father said in an interview Monday that he had asked a Lloyd's agent to obtain the $20,000 policy. The agent said the policy might cost $4,000. Ahern said he will pay. He said that he and his wife get along fine with their three sons, and it isn't that he doesn't like girls. "But a girl would create problems," he said. "I'd have to buy her new and different toys and clothes. Have to add another room to their house. There's no end of the extras a girl needs. Every man knows it costs more to keep a girl happy.
Lake Charles American Press 22 September 1965
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Minutemen Blast Redcoats at Wayside Inn in Preparations for White Plains Tilt
   SUDBURY—“The Red-Coats are coming. Don't fire until you can see through the smoke!” were heard resounding across the battle field just in front of the Wayside Inn, Saturday, October 16 as a regional Minuteman muster and “Red-Coat” shoot got under way with loud bangs, much smoke and torn targets, Minute Man companies from Acton, Bedford, Concord, Lexington, Sudbury and Stow were there and very colorful in their uniforms. Many of their ladies accompanied them dressed in clothes authentic to the Revolutionary War period.
   The targets were printed cartoons of Red-Coats in a pose that suggested that they were not expecting to hear the zip of 50-caliber smooth-bore flintlock balls anywhere near them. A good many targets were surprised before the afternoon was over. Bedford Captain John Ahe[a]rn and one of his men, Dan Donahue took home the ultiimate target; a large Thanksgiving Turkey.
   Stow's Company, commanded by Captain Donald Rising, included Sergeant Adjustant Norman Castle, Drill-Sergeant John Sagar, Private Orrin Benjamin and Corporal-Quartermaster, John Paakki.
   Acton's company was under the command of Charles Leibried, and included Bob Ireland, Terry Kennaugh, Al Gregory, Mike Kennedy and Clarence Priest.
   Bedford took first place in the competition, primarily as the result of the accurate fire of Dan Donahue. Acton was second, Sudbury third, Concord fourth, Lexington fifth, and Stow, sixth.
Assabet Valley Beacon 21 October 1965
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Miss Mary Elizabeth McCook of Marlboro, whose engagement was announced to Michael F. Ahearn of Lowell, is the granddaughter of Mr. William Queen and the late Eleanor Mohan Queen, formerly of Thompson street. An April wedding is planned.
Assabet Valley Beacon 24 November 1965
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NOTICES UNDER THE TRUSTEE ACT, 1925, s. 27
Name of Deceased:AHERN, John Cunningham Stanislaus (otherwise John).
Address, description and date of death of Deceased: King Edward VII Hospital, Midhurst, Sussex, Wing Commander in the Royal Air Force (Retired). 2nd June 1965.
Names, Addresses and descriptions of Persons to whom notices of claims are to be given and names, in parentheses, of Personal Representatives: William T. Beer, Manor House, High Street, Honiton, Devon (Phyliss Violet Ahern)
Date before which notices of claims must be given: 22nd February 1966
The London Gazette 10 December 1965
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African Missions Is Topic At St. Margaret's Society
Sister Aloysius and Sister Anita of the Medical Missionaries of Mary will show colored movies and speak of types of mission work conducted in Nigeria, Africa. These nuns are trained at Winchester, Mass Novitiate for work as doctors, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, secretaries, and in other capacities to help the inhabitants. This order of nuns has established some 28 hospitals in the whole of Africa. Mrs. James Peter Smyth is chairman for the evening. She will be assisted by Mrs. Gerald Ahern, Mrs. Elmer Anderson, Mrs. Thomas Conroy, Mrs. Raymond Gordon, Mrs. William Marks, Mrs. Thomas Renison, and Mrs. William Shaw.
South End Reporter 28 January 1966
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30-day Truce in Viet Nam War
For Medford Soldier on Leave
   There's a personal truce under way in the Viet Nam war for a Medford soldier—a pause for peace and human needs. Sgt. Norman Ahearn of 20 Foster st., Medford, is currently home on 30-day leave, from Viet Nam, permitted to come home on request of his wife's doctor.
   Ahearn arrived here two days after his wife gave birth to their third son, Norman 3rd, at the Malden Hospital Jan. 17, and he is due to return to the land of battles and bullets Feb. 18. Among the happiest to see him home were his other two sons, David, three and Gregory, two.
   Mrs. Ahearn is the former Rita Bradley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bradley of 305 Riverside ave., Medford. Sgt. Ahearn's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Norman Ahearn of 20 Grover st., Malden.
   Sgt. Ahearn, who enlisted in the army five years ago, was shipped to Tan Son Nhut Air Base, two miles from Saigon, in August. He is with the 90th replacement battalion of the Adjutant General's Corps, which processes all American personnel in and out of Viet Nam.
   Sgt. Ahearn pictures Saigon [sic] as a country of people tired of fighting but bent on fighting communism and Saigon as a city of $800 per month villas with rural squalid huts just a few miles away.
   He is in charge of some 90 Vietnamese who work in his unit's compound. “The people are grateful we are there,” commented Sgt. Ahearn, “they are tired of fighting after 10 years, and want an end to it as much as we do.”
   There is no question in Sgt. Ahearn's mind however, of the dedication of the Vietnamese people to the fight against communism. “In the big cities they are well-educated and know what communism is. In the hamlets they have seen what the Viet Cong can do, particularly in the destruction of villages.”
   Unlike some people back home, Sgt. Ahearn has no hesitancy about the value of America's contribution to the fight against communism by being in Viet Nam. “If we don't fight communism there, we'll have to stop it somewhere else,” he said.
   He considered the demonstrations against the war as “sort of disgraceful.” Asked about the draft card burnings, the local soldier first laughed and then remarked that “there must be something wrong with them. They probably just want the publicity.”
SNIPERS AND MINES
   There has been no actual front line action at Sgt. Ahearn's base, but they are on alert against snipers. Several guards have been shot down by snipers; and several men were injured by a Claymore mine planted outside the main gate.
   Although Saigon is a city of some 1.8 million people, it does not have many of the facilities and characteristics of a large metropolitan city, he reported. Its largest buildings, mainly hotels, are eight or nine stories high. The city contains numerous villas, large houses with 10 or 11 rooms, many of them are rented by U.S. personnel. With inflation hitting the city hard, rents of these villas are going up to as high as $800 per month. Not far from these well-to-do areas, however, in both the city, and in the countryside are many poor people, living in run down shacks with no plumbing or sewerage systems.
   Ahearn was one of the recipients of hundreds of cards and letters sent to local men in Viet Nam this past Christmas, as a result of a suggestion of this newspaper. He is most grateful for the drive and its beautiful results. The aim, the lifting of morale of our fighting men, was almost certainly accomplished, he said. “It surely helped my moral [sic], and made me feel good.” stated the soldier, who attended Medford High School before entering the service.
80 CARDS A DAY
   “At first I got one or two cards a day. I didn't realize what was going on, and I started answering them. Then it picked up to 70 or 80 a day and it became impossible to answer them all. I wish I could have. Please thank all of the people for me. It certainly worked.” Ahearn said that he has a “foot locker full” of the cards, and also received a number of packages and gifts. “It was wonderful. One of the best things that could have been done to lift our morale. Everyone waits for mail over there!” reported the soldier home on a pause for peace. But merely a pause. The visit with his three young sons at home renewed his belief and energy needed as his personal Viet Nam truce draws to an end.
Malden Evening News 14 February 1966
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State Solon To Address DAR Group
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TAYLOR W. O'HEARN
At its annual Patriotic Luncheon to be held in the Gold Room at Holiday Inn Saturday, February 19, 1966, members and guests of Long Leaf Pine Chapter, DAR will be privileged to hear an address by the Honorable Taylor W. O'Hearn of Shreveport, a Republican member of the House of Representatives for the State of Louisiana. O'Hearn is a Certified Public Accountant and an Attorney at Law. He has served on the Metropolitan Planning Commission of Caddo Parish and is a member of several legal and CPA professional organizations. He is past Commander of his American Legion post and is a Shriner and a Mason. A member or the Queensboro Baptist Church, O'Hearn is active in the work of his denomination at local, state and national levels.

Also on the program will be the presentation of Good Citizenship Medals to an outstanding student in each eighth grade class in the Parish. Selection of the awardees is based on the qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership and patriotism.

The Ruston Daily Leader 17 February 1966
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Actor Dies
LONDON (UPI)—American-born actor Donald Stewart, husband of comedy star Renee Houston, died today in St. Peter's Hospital after a long illness. He was 55. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Stewart started his stage career as a singer. In the mid 1930s, he came to England where he made his home. He joined Miss Houston in a variety act in the 1930s and the couple wed in 1948.
Redlands Daily Facts 1 March 1966
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CRUDE DEVICES
WASHINGTON (AP)—Viet Cong soldiers sometimes go into battle with vines wrapped around their legs so they can be dragged off quickly if killed or wounded. And, a U.S. Army doctor reports, a hook like that used by stevedores is sometimes employed. "This is inserted under the chin and serves as another dragging device," Capt. Arthur M. Ahearn wrote in the official journal of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. Ahearn, who served in Viet Nam and is now stationed at San Antonio, Tex., said the Viet Cong quickly removes dead and wounded from the battlefield to keep "important sources of intelligence" from allied hands.
Wellsville Daily Reporter 12 March 1966
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LATEST APPOINTMENTS
NEW ARMY POSTS FOR BROTHERS
   Two brothers are named in senior Army appointments announced today.
   Major-General T. M. R. Ahern, Deputy Director of Medical Services, Eastern Command, is to become Director of Medical Services, British Army of the Rhine, in August. He will succeed Major-General J. C. Barnetson.
   His place in Eastern Command will be filled by his brother, Brigadier D. M. Ahern, with the temporary rank of major-general. Brigadier Ahern is Director Director of Medical Services, 1 (British) Corps, in Germany.
The Times 17 March 1966
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Men In Service
Camp Pendleton, Calif. The following young men have completed individual combat training here.  . . .  Marine Private Albert M. Ahern, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gamble, 41 124th Pl.
Suburbanite Economist 25 May 1966
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Social Notebook
—Dr. and Mrs. James K. Ahern and four sons, formerly of Lodi, Calif., spent a few days this week with his grandmother, Mrs. Charles Dean of 29½ Central Pl., en route to Pensacola, Fla. Dr. Ahern is a flight surgeon who will be attending Airspace Medical School.
Wellsville Daily Reporter 2 July 1966
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BIRTHS
CARMICHAEL.—On July 21, 1966, at Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, to Bridget (néeAhern) and Iain Carmichael, 7 Marshfield Park, Edinburgh—a daughter. Both well.
The Times 22 July 1966
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Brings Hat Wardrobe, Training To New Post
HALIFAX (CP)—The judge has deep blue eyes, auburn hair and a penchant for pretty hats. But Allie Ahern of Halifax brings more than good looks and a wardrobe of hats to her position as judge of the Halifax citizenship court. Many years of law office work and leading roles in provincial and national women's organizations helped prepare her for the appointment, announced in July by State Secretary Judy LaMarsh. As the first citizenship judge in Nova Scotia, Mrs. Ahern, 63, will review citizenship applications, interview applicants, attend hearings and preside over the court. In a new courtroom overlooking Halifax harbor she will administer the oaths of allegiance transforming aliens into Canadian citizens. Mrs. Ahern expressed herself as thrilled with her appointment, “Sometimes I think this just didn't happen to me,” she said in an interview.

She has travelled widely as national president of the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women and has held top posts in such organizations as the National Council of Women, the Nova Scotia Women's Liberal Association and Beta Sigma Phi—of which she is an international honorary member.

Meets Queen
In the attractive living room of the Ahern home is a framed photograph of Mrs. Ahern curtseying to Queen Elizabeth. At the time her husband, John E. Ahern, was mayor of Halifax. Mr. Ahern is a former member of the provincial legislature and now is president of the Ahern Publishing Co. More portraits in her living room show Mrs. Ahern as a grandmother of three small girls. Her only daughter, Pat, now Mrs. B. J. Bennett, lives in Ottawa.

Mrs. Ahern calls her appointment to the citizenship court a “challenging opportunity.” She adds quickly that she is particularly happy for the sake of the women's organizations she has been connected with. Some hours of study lie ahead of the new judge. “I'll have to do my homework and study the Citizenship Act and its rules and regulations,” she said. But at the same time she feels, some “understanding and human kindness” will be a large part of her work. Reminded of the Bergsma case in Ontario two years ago, in which a professed atheist was at first refused Canadian citizenship, Mrs. Ahern agreed that a citizenship courtroom could be a place for heart-searching.

Winnipeg Free Press 11 August 1966
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BIRTHS
AHERN.—On November 28th, 1966, to Elizabeth Ann (née Dalby) and Sean Alan Ahern—a son (Daniel John).
The Times 13 December 1966
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LBJ's Gift
Sheryll Ahearn, 11, of St. Louis, Mo., holds a letter from Air Force Headquarters telling her that President Johnson has granted a 10-day leave for her brother, Airman 3/C Roger E. Ahearn.
Dallas Morning News 19 December 1966
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O'Hearn—Barnts
Mr. and Mrs. Gene J. O'Hearn announce the engagement of their daughter, Nancy Lorainne, to Clint A. Barnts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben A. Barnts. Both families are of Springfield. A September wedding is planned. Miss O'Hearn was graduated from Thurston High School and attends Oregon College of Education. Her fiance was graduated from Springfield High School and is employed in that city.
Eugene Register-Guard 25 December 1966
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Spellman's Views Clarified
NEW YORK (AP) — Msgr. Patrick V. Ahearn, the priest-secretary who accompanied Francis Cardinal Spellman to South Vietnam, says the cardinal never used the phrase “Christ's war” to describe U.S. participation in the conflict. Msgr. Ahearn issued a statement Monday night denying a charge by Bishop C. Kilmer Myers of the Episcopal Diocese of California last Saturday that Cardinal Spellman had used the phrase.

The monsignor also replied to a criticism by Bishop Myers who said the alleged statement by Cardinal Spellman — archbishop of New York and Roman Catholic military vicar of the U.S. armed forces — was “outrageous.” Msgr. Ahearn said: “Cardinal Spellman's position is not the least bit 'outrageous.' His eminence does not advocate war. He has said publicly, 'No on in his right mind wants war.'

Hayward Daily Review 7 February 1967
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Test Is Ordered In Prison Murder
DEDHAM, Mass. (AP)—Frederick G. Ahearn, 22, of Chelmsford, an inmate at State Prison in Walpole, pleaded innocent Monday in Norfolk County Superior Court to an indictment charging him with the 1965 slaying of another inmate. Judge Joseph Ford ordered Ahearn committed to Bridgewater State Hospital for 35 days observation. Howard Green, 21, of Dorchester was found beaten to death with a steel bar in his cell Oct. 3, 1965. Ahearn is serving a total of 6-8 years for armed robbery, breaking and entering in the nighttime, larceny, unlawful possession of a pistol, and assault on a guard.
Lewiston Daily Sun 7 February 1967
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Mental Tests for Chelmsford Man Charged With Murder
CHELMSFORD—Frederick G. Ahearn, 22, of Chelmsford, an inmate of Walpole State Prison is in the Bridgewater State Hospital for mental tests, ordered at his arraignment Monday on a murder indictment. Ahearn, serving six to eight years for armed robbery, burglary, gun carrying and assault, is charged with slaying Howard Green, 21, of Boston, who was beaten to death in his cell Oct. 3, 1965. Ahearn pleaded innocent to the murder charge when he was arraigned before Judge Joseph Ford in superior court.
The Lowell Sun 7 February 1967
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Tyngsboro Police Arrest Three Robbery Suspects
TYNGSBORO—Three Greater Lowell men were scheduled for arraignment on armed robbery charges in Ayer District court this morning after they were apprehended here last night when their car struck an icy patch on route 3A and overturned while being pursued by police here. Chief Harold Pivirotto identified the trio as Edward Ahearn, 18, of Chelmsford, William J. McConville, 26, and Paul L. Harrington, 20, both of Lowell.
Cruiser Hits Pole
A Tyngsboro police cruiser, driven by police officer Howard Given, sustained moderate damage when it skidded on the same stretch of ice and went out of control, striking a utility pole. Pivirotto gave the following account of the episode: Officer Ross Whynot stopped a speeding automobile on Frost rd. (route 3A). Harrington stepped out of the vehicle and as Whynot approached him, the car sped off with the other two men. Whynot reportedly forced Harrington into the cruiser and resumed the chase, while at the same time calling for assistance from a second cruiser operated by Given. A few moments later, the speeding vehicle skidded and flipped over, pinning the two men inside. It was at this time when the second cruiser, driven by Given, arrived from the opposite direction and, in order to avoid striking the two cars, pulled off the road into the pole. None of the men was hurt in the accident, Pivirotto said.
Guns Are Found
He said several guns were found in the wrecked car. The suspects were interrogated by Tyngsboro officers for several hours before being turned over to Westford officials for their return to that community. Pivirotto said he understood the three men were on their way to a package store on Frost rd. when Officer Whynot tried to make the arrest. The trio was to appear before Judge Donald Williams late this morning. Chief Joseph Connell of the Westford department said they are charged with the armed robbery (while masked) of a Westford package store last night. In court action late this morning, Harrington pleaded innocent to unarmed robbery and was released in $5,000 bail on his personal recognizance. Ahern and McConville both pleaded guilty and probable cause was found to hold them on armed robbery charges (while masked). In lieu of $5,000 bail each, the pair was taken to the Billerica House of Correction to await grand jury action.
Nashua Telegraph 17 February 1967
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At End of Wild Chase
TYNGSBOROUGH—Three men fleeing a Westford liquor store armed robbery were apprehended here last night following a wild chase which ended with the crash of the getaway car and the demolishment of a Tyngsboro police cruiser. Arrested were Paul L. Harrington, 21, of 2 Hereford Place, Lowell, William McConville, 20, of 77 Gorham St., Lowell, and Edward Ahearn, 18, of 194 Dalton Rd., Chelmsford. The trio were charged with the armed robbery, while masked, of the Westford Package Store located on Route 110 at the intersection of Boston Road. According to police the three armed masked men entered the store shortly before 9 p.m. They held the owner, William Curley, Jr., of Marlboro and his employee, Edward Murphy of 64 Temple St., Lowell, at gunpoint while robbing the cash register of its contents, estimated to have been less than $100.

The trio fled in a waiting car, police say, and an area-wide alarm was put out describing the car and the robbers. The feeling [sic] car was spotted travelling at high speed on Frost Road, Tyngsboro, by police officer Ross Whynot while on cruiser patrol. Whynot gave chase for about three miles along Frost Road where the car stopped. Harrington, who police say, was operating the getaway vehicle, stepped out of the car. Then, with Ahearn at the wheel, the other two sped off. While officer Whynot held Harrington, Tyngsboro police officer Howard Given, who was on his way to assist Whynot, took up the chase. The getaway car hit a patch of ice and struck a utility pole. It was heavily damaged.

Ahearn and McConville were taken to Lowell General Hospital. Following treatment they were returned to the Tyngsboro police station where investigation of the Westford holdup was under way by Chief Harold L. Pivirotto and Sgt. Charles Chronopoulos. Two revolvers and stocking-type ski masks were found in the car, police say. Police also say Harrington admitted the break, implicating Ahearn and McConville. The trio was taken to the Westford police station for further questioning and later taken to the lockup in Ayer. Charged with masked robbery while armed, the trio is to be arraigned in Ayer District Court today.

The Lowell Sun 17 February 1967
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Lowell Man, Chelmsford Teen Held for Grand Jury
AYER—A Lowell man and his 18-year-old Chelmsford companion are confined to the Billerica House of Correction, in lieu of $5000 bail, to await grand jury action on charges resulting from the alleged holdup of a proprietor of a Westford package store Thursday. William McConville, 20, who listed his address as 77 Gorham St., Lowell, and Edward Ahearn, 18, of 194 Dalton Road, Chelmsford, were arrested in Tyngsboro about 90 minutes after the holdup occurred, when their car skidded on ice, overturned, while being pursued by Tyngsboro police.

Charged by Westford Police Chief Joseph R. Connell with armed robbery while masked in Westford, the two alleged defendants and a second Lowell man appeared before Ayer District Court Justice David B. Williams Friday. Paul Harrington, 21, of 2 Hereford Place, Lowell, who was credited by police with assistance that led to the capture of the other two men, was released on personal recognizance. He too, will face grand jury action. Harrington, in effect, aided in the arrest of all three when he did some erratic driving in Tyngsboro "to get the attention of Tyngsboro police in an effort to stop his alleged accomplices from committing a second robbery there."

The Lowell Sun 18 February 1967
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Personal Mention
Jeffery Wietor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wietor of 314 Fifth St., left today for Oklahoma City, Okla., where he will spend 10 days visiting Peter O'Hearn, a VISTA member. Peter is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James O'Hearn of Van Dyne.
Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter 23 March 1967
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Ranchview Terrace News
Mr. and Mrs. John Ahern and Sheila and the Robert Loftus family, 633 Eisenhower Drive, had Easter dinner at Uncle Andy's Cow Palace.
Chicago Daily Herald 31 March 1967
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Gardiner General Hospital Notes
Admitted Wednesday were . . . Mrs. Dorothy Ahearn, R1A; . . . 
Daily Kennebec Journal 6 May 1967
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MICHAEL T. FLASCH
Funeral services for Michael T. Flasch, who died Tuesday, were held at 8:45 a.m. today from the Uecker-Witt Funeral Home and at 9:15 a.m. from St. Joseph's Chrch, Rev. James R. Thurman officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Eldorado. Pallbearers were Dennis Flasch, Michael Flasch, Donald Kohn, James Kohn, Harold O'Hearn and Martin O'Hearn, Jr.
Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter 14 July 1967
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CRESCO—Oct. 14 is the wedding date for the marriage of Barbara Ann Ahern, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil F. Ahern and Ronald C. LeGrand, son of Clarence LeGrand, Beaver, Okla., and Mrs. Rentz T. Jones, Riverside, Calif. Miss Ahern is employed as traffic manager with KFMD radio station in Dubuque. Her fiance is employed at the John Deere Tractor Works, Dubuque. The wedding will be in the St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Dubuque.
Waterloo Daily Courier 1 October 1967
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Michael J. Aherns Fete Group at Dinner Here
   Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Ahern, 7839 Ada st., entertained with a 6 o'clock dinner recently.
   Among the out-of-town guests present were Mrs. Mathew Brennan and her daughter Rita, both of Topeka, Kan., Mrs. Thomas Brennen of San Bernadino, Cal., and their son and daughter, Maureen and Thomas, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schmitz of Oak Park, and their four children, Margaret, Mary, Rita and Agnes.
Southtown Economist 1 November 1967
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News about Palanois Park
Erin Loftus, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Loftus, 633 Eisenhower Drive, spent the weekend in Park Ridge as the guest of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ahern.
Chicago Daily Herald 15 December 1967
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Mr. and Mrs. Robert Loftus, 633 Eisenhower Drive, hosted an open house Christmas Eve for relatives and friends. Dinner guests Christmas Day in the Loftus home were Mr. and Mrs. John Ahern of Park Ridge.
Chicago Daily Herald 29 December 1967
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Shot man's trial adjourned
   After the gunfight in Fulham, S.W., last Saturday night when one man was shot dead and another seriously injured, Judge Graham Rogers at the Central Criminal Court yesterday adjourned sine die the trial of Anthony Albert Lawrence, aged 33, scrap metal dealer.
   Mr. Lawrence, who had been on trial since Thursday, had pleaded Not Guilty to unlawfuly fighting and making an affray at the Queen Elizabeth public house, Bagley's Road, S.W., on Boxing Day, 1966; wounding the licensee, Michael James Ahearne, and assaulting a customer named Thomas McGowan.
   Mr. Robin Simpson, for the prosecution, told the Court yesterday: “I am instructed that during the weekend Mr. Lawrence has been very seriously injured”. [see also: 23 May 1968]
The Times 13 February 1968
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Lt. William B. Ahern Marries Mary C. Walter in West Bend
WEST BEND—The marriage of Miss Mary Catherine Walter and Lt. William Bernard Ahern III took place Saturday at 1 p.m. in St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, West Bend. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walter Jr., West Bend. Lt. Ahern is the son of Mrs. William B. Ahern, 642 Frederick Lane, Madison, and the late Mr. Ahern.

Miss Walter wore a floor-length empire tunic gown of white silk and Cluny lace with a watteau train. A Dior bow held her tiered tulle veil. She carried white orchids. Miss Elizabeth Printy, Elmhurst, Ill., was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Joan Ahern, Madison, the bridegroom's sister ; Miss Carol Anne Hines, Detroit, Mich., and Miss Lynn Gouring, West Bend. They wore long empite gowns of blue silk with square necklines and shirred back panels. Patrick Grady, Madison, was best man. Groomsmen were John Renk, Madison; John Curran, Mauston; and Charles Walter, West Bend, the bride's brother. Daniel Lynch, Madison, and Martin Walter, West Bend, ushered.

After a reception at the West Bend Country Club, Lt. and Mrs. Ahern left for a honeymoon in New Orleans, La. They will live in Ft. Rutgers, Ala. The bride has been a senio at St. Norbert College, West De Pere, where Lt. Ahern received a degree in business administration in 1967. He joined Alpha Delta Gamma.

Wisconsin State Journal 17 March 1968
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Police Reports
Archibald Ahern, 19, of 440 Donnelly Ave., was summoned at 8:03 p.m. Saturday for making a prohibited left turn at Ninth and Broadway.
Columbia Missourian 25 March 1968
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Seaman Apprentice Dennis L. O'Hearn, son of Mr. and Mrs. James O'Hearn, Route 1, Van Dyne, has completed basic training at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Ill., and is presently serving aboard the USS Blue, on his way to Tokyo, Japan. A 1967 graduate of St. Mary's Springs Academy, he entered service on Dec. 17.
Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter 29 March 1968
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Crash Kills Major
TAIPEI, Formosa (AP)—A U.S. military plane crashed near Hsinchu, 35 miles northwest of here, killing the pilot, the only person aboard. The U.S. Military Assistance Advisory Group identified him as Army Maj. John J. Ahern and said his wife and four children live in Taipei.
Dallas Morning News 3 April 1968
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Chelmsford Man Acquitted In Walpole Prison Slaying
DEDHAM (AP) — Frederick G. Ahearn, 24, of Chelmsford, is back at state prison at Walpole today, acquitted on a charge of murder of a fellow prison inmate in 1965. Ahearn is to complete serving a 6-8-year sentence for armed robbery. He was tried on a charge of killing Howard Greene, 21, of Boston, whose body was found in his cell in October, 1965. He had been beaten to death with an iron bar. Ahearn made a final appeal Wednesaday to the jury at the close of his trial. He said he confessed the killing only to get out of an isolation cell where he said he had been kept for two years. "I never murderd anyone," he told the jury, "I had to get out of there."
The Lowell Sun 11 April 1968
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Gaol for Making Affray in Pub
   Anthony Albert Lawrence, aged 32, scrap metal dealer, of Ardley Close, Fulham, S.W. who was shot in the head in a public house while on bail halfway through his trial, was sentenced at the Central Criminal Court yesterday to three years' imprisonment. The trial in February was stopped because of his injuries and the jury was discharged.
   A second jury was formed on May 16 to try the case and Mr. Lawrence was found Guilty yesterday of fighting and making an affray at the Queen Elizabeth public house, Bagley's Lane, Fulham, assaulting the licensee, Michael James Ahearne, and assaulting a customer, Thomas McGowan. He was found Not Guilty of causing them both grievous bodily harm.
The Times 23 May 1968
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Salem Drug Store Closes
SALEM—A business transaction recently transferred the drug supplies and other merchandise of the Ahern's Drug, owned by John Ahern, to Eldon McCarl, another local druggist. The Ahern Drug Store has been in operation for over 55 years and the sale marks the end of one of the oldest businesses here.
The Mitchell Daily Republic 1 June 1968
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Catherine Girardi Prospective Bride
MAMARONECK, N. Y., July 1—Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ignatius Girardi Jr. have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Catherine Louise Girardi, to Kevin Maurice Ahearn, son of Mrs. Odette Ahearn of West Yarmouth, Mass., and Dr. John Paul Ahearn of Marlboro, Mass. The wedding is planned for Aug. 23 in Mamaroneck.

Miss Girardi is a Dana Hall School and Skidmore College graduate. She also studied at La Universidad de la Ciudad de Mexico. Her father is president of the New Rochelle Construction Company. Mr. Ahearn attended Wilbraham (Mass.) Academy and expects to attend the Newman School in Boston in September. The prospective bridegroom's father is a physician.

New York Times 2 July 1968
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Appeal Is Filed Over Acton of Firearms Board
NEW HAVEN (AP)—Police Chief James Ahern filed an appeal in the Court of Common Pleas against the State Board of Firearms Examiners over the issuance of pistol permits to seven New Haven men. The chief asked for a reversal of the board's ruling which said the seven men had the right to carry pistols. Ahern earlier had denied pistol permits to the seven. The appeal, filed by the city corporation counsel's office, says Ahern refused the men pistol permits on the basis of a law which denied such permits to "unsuitable" persons or for unlawful practices. The seven men appealed to the firearms examiners board, and after a May 27 hearing were given the right to carry pistols despite Ahern's objections.
Bridgeport Telegram 31 July 1968
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State Opposes Suit On Firearms Board
NEW HAVEN (AP)—Police Chief James Ahern's suit to void pistol permits granted to seven New Haven residents over his objections was met by a countersuit by the state. An assistant state's attorney general, in a special plea in the Court of Common Pleas, [following is garbled text] jurisdiction over the State heard because the court has no ment Committee will be initiat- Board of Board of Firearms Examiners. [end of garbled text] The board, named in Ahern's suit, authorized the pistol permits to the seven men for whom permission to carry guns was denied by the police chief. The seven appealed to the board after Ahern's action.
Bridgeport Telegram 7 August 1968
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ACTON—On July 12, Mr. and Mrs. Richard [Patricia] O'Hearn of 371 Mass Ave. became the proud parents of their first son, James Robert, who was born at Emerson Hospital weighing 7lb. 8½ oz. Mr. and Mrs. Richard O'Hearn of Gardner are his paternal grandparents and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Luben of Lynn are his maternal grandparents. James' great grandmother is Mrs. Eleanor Luben of Worcester.
Assabet Valley Beacon 8 August 1968
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Decorah's Dale Ahern Is Retiring from Deadline
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L. DALE AHERN
Decorah Newspaperman "Retires"
DECORAH—For Dale Ahern to say that he is retiring from the Fourth Estate makes about as much sense as the fellow who smokes two packs of cigarets [sic] a day and suddenly says he is quitting — by cutting down to a pack and a half. True enough, Ahern has resigned as editor and general manager of the Decorah Newspapers, effective in a few weeks, but at the age of 58 he's about as ready to sit and rock as an ant at a picnic. A high school journalism teacher who went into newspapering in 1940 because he was "becoming a little weary of teaching young people to do what I myself wanted most of all to do, write," Ahern has been editor and general manager of Decorah's former rival newspapers, the Public Opinion and the Journal, since they consolidated in August, 1951. Last week, after he made his announcement, a subscriber stopped him on the street and paid him the highest compliment: "You have built this paper from a little paper to a big paper," the reader told the editor. Well, it turns out that Dale Ahern is not retiring at all. "I'm retiring from deadlines," he says. "The pressure of running two weekly newspapers is quite terrific. I feel like a student getting his diploma." So, if Ahern is not retiring, just what are his plans? "Farming interests, writing freelance articles for newspapers and magazines. Well, as a matter of fact, you could say that I will be ready for trouble-shooting assignments on newspapers, doing relief work when and where needed."
Expertise
By "troubleshooting" Ahern means that he will be available when any newspaper needs some expertise in the organization or reorganization of its news, advertising, column and editorial writing departments, or in newspaper management. And, if the paper is in a bind, Ahern can be called upon for temporary help in any of the departments with which he is familiar. His "farming interests" include several hundred acres near Bluffton in which he is associated with other businessmen and Woodland Acres, a Christmas tree plantation in Winneshiek county in which he also has an interest. Of particular interest to him is the Porter House museum in Decorah which the board of trustees hopes to open in 1969. Ahern is president of the board of trustees. The museum was given to the Winneshiek Historical society by A. F. Porter, who was nearing 90 when he died this year. During his lifetime he collected many rare artifacts, butterflies, stamps, insects, etc., in his world travels.

Ahern's editorial experience goes back to 1928, when he served as editor of the Ottumwa high school newspaper and yearbook. At Drake university, where he was graduated in 1932, he was literary editor of the Times-Delphic. In the years after college, Ahern taught English and journalism at Alleman, Leon, and Winterset. He was a part-time staff columnist and subscription promoter for the Winterset Madisonian while teaching in that southwest Iowa town. Ahern left the teaching profession in 1940 to accept a job as editor of the Cherokee Courier in northwest Iowa. He moved to northeast Iowa in March, 1941, as editor of the Decorah Public Opinion, succeeding John McAndrews, who had been editor for 40 years. A year later he was appointed general manager as well.

1,900 Readers
When Ahern came to Decorah the Public Opinion had a circulation, paid and unpaid, of about 1,900, while the competing Jouranl [sic] had a net paid subscription list of 3,000. The Public 0pinion's new Editor started a column called "Roadside Ramblings", getting his personal items by going house to house in the country and the small towns and at the same time pushing subscriptions. "Sometimes, on the first call." Ahern recalls, "I got the door slammed in my face. But, often, on the next visit they invited me in to dinner." Within several years, the Public Opinion pulled up even with the Journal with 3,000 subscribers. The Public Opinion gradually became the stronger of the two newspapers and the Journal interests sought to buy out the Public Opinion. Instead, the Public Opinion bought out the Journal and the two newspapers consolidated in August, 1951. Since then the two papers have been published weekly, the Republican Public Opinion on Mondays and the Democratic Journal on Wednesdays. Both Decorah newspapers have won numerous awards since 1940. The Public Opinion was named first in general excellence by the Iowa Press Assn. again this year. Ahern received the Master Columnist award again in 1968. Awards have been for everything from advertising to best use of illustrative material.
Service
According to Ahern, the secret of building a successful newspaper includes continuing service to the community, an aggressive circulation department which builds a subscription list big enough to commend [sic] a fair price for advertising. "We now have the two largest ABC (Audit Bureau of Circulation) weekly subscription lists in Iowa, over 12,000 a week for the two papers," Ahern said. "A good newspaper must not only report the news," he continued. "It must interpret the news, to point the way to readers to better things." Along this line, it could be pointed out that Ahern is known as the father of the successful Decorah "Nordic Fest". He promoted the idea through his editorial columns and the project was picked up and carried through by the Decorah Jaycees. Some of the newspapers' other editorial promotions have included improvements in the Decorah public school system, adoption of the petunia as the town flower, the raising of $5,000 for assistance to a family whose son remained unconscious more than five years as the result of an automobile accident, and the lifting of a censorship order imposed during 1957 by the Iowa board of control on the Iowa state prison publication, the Presidio. Presidio named Ahern its "Man of the Year" in 1958. Since Ahern has been with them, the Decorah newspapers have published news without fear or favor, not always to the delight of all of their readers.
Threats
He recalls the time some "burly business men came into my office and threatened an advertising boycott, even threatened to beat me up" if he published the story about a prominent citizen who had been arrested for drunk driving. Ahern listened for awhile and then said: "You fellows can climb over the counter and beat the devil out of me, but that story will be in the paper tomorrow. "One of the men then reached over the counter, took my hand and said: " 'We never knew how you felt about this.' " Another time, another prominent citizen came to the office and was quite abusive and demanded that some story be kept out of the paper. Ahern explained his position and the newspapers position. The man "stormed out of the office, but came back an hour later and reversed himself." When Ahern came to Decorah, he was among the pioneers in use of newspictures. He also introduced feature stories with pictures, multiple column headlines, deleted editorial comment from news stories and started a full editorial page. Since he comprised the news department, he was also its photographer, although his previous experience had been with a box camera. He laughs about the first fire he had to cover. It was about five miles out of town. He took pictures and then hurried back to the newspaper to develop the film and see whether he had anything on it.
"Scoop"
One of the thrills of a weekly newspaperman is that rare opportunity to "scoop the world." "We had a kidnap case that broke early on press morning. We got a picture of the kidnap car, flew the picture to Mason City, where we were then having our engravings made, and got the cut back here and in the paper that day."

Ahern married Doris Milligan in 1932. They have two daughters and one son. Editor Ahern has been very active in his community. He is a past member of the Winneshiek county fair board, past president of the Decorah Lions club, past president of the Decorah Development Co., past chairman of the Winneshiek county civilian defense corps, and a past chairman of the Winneshiek county chapter of the Iowa Good Roads Assn. He is a member of the Decorah Methodist church. In his own words, he is a high school journalism professor who got to do what he wanted.

Cedar Rapids Gazette 18 August 1968
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Ahearn Gains Semifinals Of N.E. Junior Golf.
CANTON, Mass. AP — Jeff Ahearn, 17, the 1967 runnerup from Wallingford, Conn., led the way into the final two rounds of senior division match play today in the New England Junior Open Golf Championships at Ponkapoag. Ahearn, a student at Admiral Farragut High School in St. Petersburg, Fla., upset medalist Tom Caviocchi, 18, a Rollins College sophomore from nearby Quincy, 1 up in 20 holes Thursday in a quarter final match. Lyman Deane, a two-time New England Junior Gold [sic] Association champion from Lynnfield, earned the right to meet Ahearn in a morning semifinal by defeating Tom Daddario of Hartford, Conn., in 19 holes.
Meriden Journal 30 August 1968
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Horror in Biafra Seen by San Matean
Biafra. The very name conjures up images of death, wanton destruction and human suffering almost beyond description. And no white man sufers inwardly more with each report of further devastation, starvation and sorrow in that benighted African land than the Rev. James Ahern, a Catholic missionary priest now serving at St. Gregory's Church in San Mateo. Although Father Ahern left Biafra, the secessionist state of Nigeria which has been at war with the federal government 14 months two years ago, he lamented that the situation has lately taken on a distinct aspect of genocide.

“It looks like Biafrans are faced with the possibility of total annihilation,” he said Thursday in an interview at the St. Gregory's rectory. “You can't understand it if you haven't been there,” he continued. “I don't even like to think about it. It's too horrifying.” According to the Red Cross, the past several weeks in the civil war [the death toll?] has risen to more than 42,000 persons per week. A large percentage of these are children. As Father Ahern put it, “It would be like California seceding fro the rest of the Union and having the Union forces simply cut California off from the rest of the world by blockade.”

The federal forces of Nigeria have done such a good job of isolating Biafra that there is virtually no way to supply the eastern peoples with food, drugs, and other essentials. “It is difficult for people here [to] believe that the federal forces won't allow Red Cross planes to fly in with food because they believe that they will carry in guns or that the Biafrans won't allow the food in by land because they say the federals will poison it, but these things are facts,” the 45-year-old member of the Irish Holy Ghost Fathers pointed out. “On Wednesday, the federal government gave permission to the Red Cross to fly planes for ten days to aid Biafra,” he continued. But it was obvious that that move would make only a small dent in the pressing needs of those people.

According to Father Ahern, the nature of the conflict is tribal and has deep roots in the past. He noted that the war can only be settled at the conference which once ruled Nigeria as a colony, has the power to get table and that Great Britain, both sides to that table [sic]. However, Father Ahern, a former all-Irish football player, added that Britain is still honoring its arms contract with the federal government and that fact has caused the Biafrans to distrust Britain as well they might. “You can imagine the pride of these people,” he explained, “as a couple of million of them will die for political reasons.”

The vast majority of Biafrans are members of the highly advanced Ibo tribe which had contributed greatly to the economy of Nigeria prior to Biafra's secession last year. A major cause for the secession was the fact that several hundred thousand Ibos were murdered in a northern province as alleged retribution for a reported Ibo-inspired army coup in 1966. Details of these goings-on are hazy but the sad fact remains that the result has been this bitter war. As far as the Catholic church is concerned, Father Ahern said that, “there isn't any religious persecution there. Oddly, you are going to have a hierarchy and the priests but no people. This is a real twist.” He noted that there are 109 Holy Ghost Fathers still in Biafra. There were once over 306 of them there.

Reverend Ahern, a burly, barrel-chested man, added that one of the novelties of the church structure in Biafra is the fact that there are seven black bishops out of nine and that the other two white bishops “are just waiting to be replaced.” He said that, “We were lucky that we were just as advanced as the political independence of the country.” Throughout his discussion of the problems of the Biafrans Father Ahern always referred to the situation in terms of the first person. At one point he exclaimed: “And we are just getting help now.” He is currently involved in a Bay Area effort to raise that aid. He said that interested persons may write to “Bay Area Committee to Save Biafran Children,” Box 5, Sausalito. According to a news release from that organization, “Donations which are tax deductible, will be channeled through relief organizations presently getting food and medical supplies into Biafran territory.”

Father Ahern, who came to this country seven months ago and was assigned to a parish in Sausalito, has been at St. Gregory's for the past six weeks. He exclaimed that he keeps abreast of the doings in his adopted African land through newspaper reports, press releases, magazine stories, and first-hand reports from friends. As he talked he shook his head, toyed with a pencil, and revealed that, “In my 14 years there I baptized about 15,000 children. So you wonder how many of them are alive. What has become of them.”

San Mateo Times 6 September 1968
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New Haven Requires 21 Pages Of Data for Pistol Permits
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP)—Applicants for pistol permits in New Haven are required to fill out 21 pages of paperwork stating detailed information about themselves, despite an opinion from the Attorney General that such forms are not allowed. Included in the forms are six pages of personal information, including when and where the applicant intends to use the weapon, frequency of use, days of the week, hours of use, and other information, the New Haven Journal-Courier reports today.

Police Chief James Ahern said Monday he intends to continue using the forms, since the state forms do not supply him with the sufficient amount of information about applicants. The questionaire deals with the applicant's citizenship, medical history, military service, ecucational background and his residential history. State Atty. Gen. Robert K. Killian said in an opinion issued July 9 at the request of the State Board of Firearms Permit Examiners that municipal police departments "may not require a supplemental application for a permit to carry a pistol in addition to the application prescribed by the Commissioner of State Police.

Chief Ahern said Monday he bases his use of the forms on his right under a statute to detemrine the suitability of an applicant to carry a firearm. "I seriously question whether the state police can draw up a questionaire which will give me the information I need in terms of local urban problems." Ahern said. Ahern said he had consulted with other legal advisors, and feels what he is doing is "right—both morally and legally."

Bridgeport Post 10 September 1968
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5 Servicemen from state die in Viet action
WASHINGTON (UPI)—The Defense Department Friday identified five Pennsylvania servicemen killed in action in Vietnam. They were:
Army
Spec. 4 Raymond J. Ahern, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Ahern, Sr., 3818 Oak Drive, Philadelphia. . . . 
New Castle News 30 November 1968
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Social Notebook
—Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ahern and children, Kathy, Betsy, Dean and Kevin, spent Thanksgiving visiting his aunt, Mrs. Virginia Potter of 226 North Main St., and grandmother, Mrs. Florence Dean of 29½ Central Place.
Wellsville Daily Reporter 3 December 1968
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New Address For Suspect
The address of John Arthur O'Hearn, an asphalt paver arrested last week in Belmont on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, again has been changed, this time to 1427 East Third Avenue, San Mateo, according to the booking sheet at county jail. O'Hearn was arrested by Menlo Park police after months of investigation at 1080 Ralston Avenue, Belmont, but then his address was listed at 1796 Hamlet Street, San Mateo, where he lived seven years ago with his aunt. Neither of these are valid, residents there say. O'Hearn has been freed on bail.
San Mateo Times 23 April 1969
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Pelham Court
PELHAM—Acting Justice Philip Currier of Pelham was the presiding judge at the Municipal Court session. Making appearances before the court were: . . . Mary Ahern, 19, 121 Wentworth Ave., Lowell, Mass., pleaded guilty to a stop sign violation on Marsh and Mammoth Roads, and was fined $25.
Nashua Telegraph 18 June 1969
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Six nurses on theft charge
   Six nurses at a mental hospital were remanded on bail for two weeks at Barking Magistrates' Court yesterday charged with stealing and handling stolen goods and being in possession of dangerous drugs.
   Frederick Otto Prust, aged 43 ; his wife Eileen, aged 32, both of Abridge Caravan Park, Abridge, Essex ; David Richard Pyne, aged 33, his wife Anne, aged 23, of Goodmayes Avenue, Goodmayes, Essex, and Mary Lumley, aged 26 of Eastbrook Road, Goodmayes, were all charged with stealing. Mary Ahern, aged 38, of Eastbrook Road, Goodmayes, is charged with handling stolen goods. Miss Lumley is further charged with possessing dangerous drugs.
The Times 12 September 1969
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Brothers held on kidnap, rape charges
MINNEAPOLIS (AP)—A 16-year-old youth has been charged in connection with the kidnaping and rape of a 16-year-old suburban Minneapolis girl. Kenneth L. Ahearn of St. Cloud was arraigned in Hennepin County District Court Friday after being certified as an adult and ordered to stand trial. His case was continued for one week and the youth was held on $25,000 bond in Hennepin County Jail. The youth had not filed a plea yet to the charges, which include aggravated robbery, kidnapping, aggravated rape, aggravated assualt, indecent liberties and unauthorized use of an automobile.

Also charged in connction with the incident is Ahearn's 24-year-old brother, Kenneth [sic]. According to the complaint, the brothers hid in the back seat of the girls' [sic] car Sept. 30 near the Robinsdale post office. Authorities said the brothers surprised her, held a knife to her throat and forced her to drive to a wooded area near Maple Grove where they allegedly raped and robbed her.

Winona Daily News 1 December 1969
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STATUTORY NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the Estate of
ANTHONY THOMAS AHEARNE
late of 7 Beechwood Grove, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin Accountant deceased.
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 49 of the Succession Act 1965 that all persons claiming to have any claim against the Estate of the above deceased who died on the 16th day of March 1969 are hereby requested to furnish in writing particulars of such claims to the undersigned Solicitors for the Administratrix, to whom Letters of Administration Intestate were granted on 28th July, 1969 on or before 15th day of January 1970, after which date the Estate will be distriubuted having regard only to such claims of which particulars shall have been received as required.

Dated this 8th day of December, 1969.
      P. C. L. HALPENNY & SON, Solicitors,
      96 Upper George's Street,
      Dun Laoghaire.

The Irish Times 8 December 1969
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