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Edwin A. Trench Jr.

Edwin A. Trench Jr.

Class of 1946

Falmouth Enterprise, Tuesday, March 03, 1959, Page 7

A Sounding Board

It was the town's informal and highly successful opposition to proposal for a race track in Sagamore which inspired Edwin A. Trench Jr. to feel a similar success could be achieved in lesser matters if the facts were known.?

Progressing along that line of thought, Mr. Trench decided an informed group of towns people who could discuss all the facts on matters of interest and then see the information reaches the townspeople, would be of value to the town.

Mr. Trench felt he could call the first meeting, as he is a political neutral running for no office and desiring none, identified with no particular faction.

He Is assisting his father as manager of their cleaning shop.

Born in Buzzards Bay he was graduated from Bourne High School and worked at the First National store before entering the Navy in 1945. He came out an electronics mate third class. He worked with his father until recalled for the Korean war, where he served at Newport.

Home for Mr. Trench, his wife, the former Miss Jean Gibbs of Sagamore, and their two children is on Old Plymouth Road in Sagamore. That is close to where the briefly proposed stock car racing track was to be.

He is activities director of Cape Cod Sports Car Club.

A meeting of 17 persons representing a good number of the town's organizations was a first step toward the new group Mr. Trench has in mind.

There was pretty general agreement that the yet unnamed organization should not be a pressure group, should not take votes or a stand on an issue. Its members see it of value as a public forum for exposition of idea and for marshaling of facts.

To pin down function and organization more, a six man steering committee was chosen. Mr. Trench heads this with Arthur D. Kemp, Sumner Small, Mrs. Thomas McCandless, A. Clayson Tucy and Edwin C. Bradley Jr.

Others who took part in the initial gathering are William F. Parady, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Handy, Mrs. Hope Ingersoll, John R. Wilson, William F. Willoughby, Donald Jacobs, Mrs. Arthur D. Kemp, Augustus F. Wagner, Mrs. Thelma Lewis and Robert Stevenson.

Another meeting is set for Thursday evening, again at the Bourne Memorial Community building. Mr. Trench is speaking on his group and its aims tonight at the Bourne Rotary meeting.

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