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   Acton Beacon (Newspaper) - February 13, 1945, Acton, Massachusetts                                THE BEACON JDIVSL JtfuL 4 FEBRUARY 1945 5c per copy on News Stands Town Meeting To Be Held In March Many Important Articles In Warrant Town warrants have been posted by Constable Robert for Town Election on March and for the annual Town Meeting to be held at on March It is expected that the outgoing Chairman of the Board of Arthur Leer will be a candidate for re The first three inthe Warrant deal with the choosing of town officers and their and reports of committees that have not already reported at previous Town This Is YOUR Red Cross These Are YOUR Boys More than ever letters received from service men of Con the Actons and Box boro remind us that the American Red Cross is our our en deavor through a great humani tarian organization to do the things for our boys we ourselves would do could we be with them Of the Concord Chapter is asked to donate next month to the National Red Cross War goes to lighten the burden of those in The Red Cross is at the front keeping alive the atmosphere of home for the men who are fighting Red Cross Article 4 treats with the raising of or some other sum for the observance of Memorial Article 5 for a vote to authorize the with the approval of the Select to borrow money in anticipa tion of revenue of the financial and to issue a note or notes payable within one and to renew any note or notes as may be given for less than a An appropriation of for ex penses of the Dog Officer is cov ered by Article Article 7 asks a vote to Military Whist For February Actons Telephone assisted by staff are busily selling tickets for a Military Whist Party to be held In Town Hall on February Proceeds will go toward the ex pense of publishing The A War Bond will be offered as door Miss Laura chief operator and chairman of the reports the sale of tickets has been exceptionally It is expected that a large num ber of players will attend should the weather be Blizzard Hits Acton Cripples All Traffic Town Hardest Hit Since Big 1940 Storm Navy Man Takes in n wounded and sending messages home to anxious and fearful rel atives Red Cross is sending blood plasma and surgical dressings to save lives of American youth Red Cross is here at home to aid and assist families in Joseph Walther is a native of He was a tail gunner in a bomber which crash ed in flames over Germany in transfer from the Machinery Fund to the Machinery A lively vote is expected on Ar ticle 8 which asks for an appro priation of for use of the Town Forest Committee for pur chase of additional forest An appropriation of from the Surplus Revenue Account for use of the PostWarPublic Works Committee will be wtod upon un V 1 der Article Articles 11 and 33 ask for appropriations for the Highway Department as follows for repairs on the town roller for repairs to the buildings at the rear of Town now used by the Highway Department for the purchase of a power trac tor and attachments an amount from the Surplus Revenue Account to match the State and County Discussion of School Budget On 26th The Acton School Committee will conduct an open public meet ing at on February 26th in Blanchard Hall to discuss the school department budget and other matters concerning the The superintendent and school committee will be present to take part in the A special sound film for parents and other citizens will be en titled Pop Rings the The public is Acton Bride Couple Will Live At Marthas Vineyard Miss Margaret Elizabeth daughter of and Henry River became the bride of David Wayne of on Friday February The ceremony took place at oclock at the home of Harry Roberts and the couple were attended by Miss Florence Bartol omeo of West as brides and the brides Henry was best A reception was held following the at the Hall in West which was at tended by friends and who has seen four years service in the Naval Air is stationed at Marthas Vineyard where the couple will make their The bride has lived in South Acton for some The seventh snowstorm to hit Acton this like the seventh was the most over whelming one so Starting Thursday morning the storm con tinued until the small hours of Although the fall was so great it completely tied up the Roads were deeply drifted and traffic at a Many defense workers were un able to reach their homes until Friday Cars were com pletely snowed under after having been with one on Route 111 near the Concord Re formatory dwarfed by a drift towering three feet above its Valentine Greetings from Actons Girls 1943 The Army first listed Walther as missing in Through the American Red Cross it was later ascertained that he was a prison er and also through the American Red Cross word came from him from time to time while he was in a prison camp in The Red Cross also secured the in formation for his parents when he was approaching home shores and saw to it that this information got to his parents In a letter to Concord Chapter of the American Red Cross written from Gushing Hospital at Walther wrote During the year that I spent as an involuntary guest of the German Government we every one American Red Cross Food A lot of the 4200 men in the camp with all could not have survived this long on halfrotten po and dark bread with maybe a little baloney once in a Most of the credit for the present state of health of the longterm I is due to these Red Cross parcels getting there All of the fellows over there have certainly done their utmost for the war May I suggest that one way for the people back here to do theirs is to strongly support our Red Cross in every endeavor it and they are Continued on Page 4 allotments High ways under Chapters 81 and provided the reimbursement from the State and County be credited back to Sur plus Revenue Article 26 asks for an appointment by the Moderator of a committee of three to report at the next annual or special town meeting on the ad visability of buying a truck for the Highway The problem of fluorescent light ing for the schools is treated in Articles 15 and Authority is asked for the Selectmen to ap prove bills amounting to for furnishing and installing fluores cent lights in some rooms of the elementary schools an appropria tion of to pay the balance due on lighting installation in the elementary schools and an addi tional appropriation of to complete the lighting in all elem entary Article 30 asks for the election of school Building Committee of three to survey the elementary school needs of the secure and discover the cost of a central 8grade elementary including subprimary department the cost of three new 8grade elementary including sub primary one in each precinct and for an appropriation of for the use of the Com a report to be submitted at the next annual or special town An appropriation of for the Board of Health for collection and disposal of garbage for om asked for the Tree Continued on Page 2 Although the snowplows were working all Friday after noon saw only the main streets opened for Crews were redeyed from loss of sleep and the strain of handling the heavy equip Residents seemed to realize the Highway Department was do ing its utmost for the calls to Town Hall were and requests for attention to some par ticular Telephone operators were forced to walk to work through the deep snow Friday but they did walk and were all on Chief Foley drove to West Acton Friday noon and picked up two Town Hall employees so the Town lid Rationing iioard offices were open Friday of were closed and workers were unable to get heir cars out of their garages so many defense plants must have been The Fitchburg Division of the B M Railroad was the only local line according to radio One commentator This is pretty nearly the worst storm in he Back Row Natacha Esther Marion Front Row Caroline Irene White Thank You For contributions and effort to this issue of The Beacon we thank the following persons and Frank Southboro Joseph Lemoine Ralph Buxton Blanche Kennie Russell Hartwell William Smiley Frederick Kennedy Miss Laura Davis Miss Phyllis Webb Miss Lillian Feltus Miss Pauline Hayward Members of Winona Rebekah Lodge held a benefit Food Sale this newspaper last Friday after noon at McAllasters Store in West Customers quickly bought up the attractive merchandise and the ladies report that was Russell Hartwell headed the committee in assisted by William Smiley and Frederick Hart well wishes to thank all those who donated food and otherwise helped to make the affair a speak for the of The girls you left We send you Love ahd Lots of Will you be our Valentine tr The five young ladies pictured gladly consentejl to pose for this Valentine greeting to Ac ton men in the They were snapped on steps of Town Hall Sunday afternoon and they are wearing their biest smiles From left to Miss Na tacha of Acton and Miss Marion South have brothers in the serv Miss Esther center of East is the sister of former Charles recently discharged from the Army after foreign and Sgt Robert who has been re ported missing since Bataan where he was Miss Caroline of South and Miss White of West lent theit smiles to bring pleasure to those boys who may have been their schoolmates The girls represent Actor young womanhood wKb join in sending Valentine Local Woman Found Guilty A neighborhood kids fight anded one woman in Concord Court last week and left another one lamenting a smashed wind Arthur of River annoyed by children in the ran from her louse with stick in her The youngsterjTned in ter ror to the home of Mary Freeman on School Freeman entered the quar rel and mother of seven swung the stick in baseball smashing the wind shield of the Freeman parked In Concord Court Saturday Judge Pierre Northrup found Davidson guilty of as sault and malicious destruction of She was placed on pro bation until December ATTENTION GPS Please keep us informed of changes in Although it is the policy of this newspaper to publish nothing that will inform the a letter to us will bring addresses of your serv ice friends by   

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