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Acton Beacon (Newspaper) - March 13, 1945, Acton, Massachusetts BE AGO N ihsL CthmuL I 6 MARCH 1945 5c per copy on News Stands BEACON HONOR ROLL i Continued from last issue Killed in Action x Discharged William James John Major Peter Irving James S James Charles John Momm William Donald Robert Alden Robert Carl Fred Albert Margaret Samuel William Lieut James Charles Thomas Paul Alfred George Norman Carl Leonard Robert Kenneth Paul Major Glenn Elmer Alfred Raymond Albert Richard Richard David Ralph Albert Russell Charles Ralph Carman Sanford Edward Major Edward Neville MoMM William Calvin Frederick Harry M Ruth William Russell Donald Chellis S Richard Joseph Arthur Edward David Maurice Francis Russell Chester Laurie Kalervo Mary Leveroni Carleton Major Hobart Harold Ernest Anthony Louis Betsy Flanagan Kenneth S Y Robert Conrad Lawrence Eileen Milton Ralph Major Donald Howard Francis SK Albert S Donald Edward Austin James John Mildred Adete Charles T4 Charles Mahaney Writes Of Army Life Charges Made That School Wiring Is Unsafe School Committee On Defensive At Lively Town Meeting Charges that the schools of Acton are unsafe for that graduates of the local schools are dissatisfied with their education as administered in this and that the School Committee had been remiss in its dealings with a contractor who had failed to fulfill his agreement to install proper fluorescent lighting in some of the elementary were hurled back and forth at Town Meeting last SMALL VOTE CAST IN LOCAL ELECTION Lowden and Gatchell On School Committee First Mildred Mildred on duty somewhere in used some of precious free hours to visit the Town of just a year In a letter to her Ray mond of Mahaney wrote This morn ing I rode on the bus out to Acton Green which is about a 20 minute It is about like Belmont to Boston in but nothing like our Acton or I didnt get off the just rode out and There is a and Acton and it is also in Middlesex County There is a Sudbury near Mahaney has been extraor dinarily faithful in writing to Her letters give intimate glimpses of the life of an Army Nurse working under intense pressure at such times as the wounded come and tell of mo ments of relaxation when she can journey around a friendly country and get close to its A happy weekend in days in and meeting friends with whom she has served at other are related in cheery She tells of last Christmas Eve as follows Christ mas here was really but we were frantically busy and still are I think the men all en joyed it as much as anyone My ward won the prize for the best decorations and the fellows were very proud of The pa tients really did most of with a boost and a shave and an idea here and there from Mahaney enlisted in October 1944 and after a period of army was sent to England where she has been stationed Continued on Page 4 RED CROSS GIVES LOCAL SERVICE Service Families Helped In Many Ways THANK YOU For contributions of money and effort toward the publication of this we thank the fol lowing persons in the name of our service men and women Harry Snyer N Walter Liebfried Webster Blanchard Henry Capelle Earl Hayward Harry Holt Miss Arlene Hayward Home Service Chairman for the American Red in an interview today gives a local picture of the titanic organization that makes one see the trees in spite of the of our work in said is the securing extensions of leaves and furloughs for men and women in the Slhould there be serious illness or death in a family we notify the service men and women where ever they may Some time ago there was a death in a sailors I got in touch with Wash the National Red They in turn made arrangements with the Navy and word was sent by radio to the When we cannot make direct a man may be aboard ship and of course no one knows where he we send to Washing ton and he is reached at the earl iest moment The other day I had a case where a man was here because his child was very He needed an and I was able to take care of Asked what percentage of cases were completed to the satisfaction of the men and Lears said Probably about I am always on Sometimes calls come in late at The other night I had a call at Sometimes a family will have financial The Red Cross helps in such For a local family of a service man who was in the Pacific was in When called they had little clothing or I se cured good oil for and groceries to tide them over until money came from the In cases of this kind the Red Cross usually receives the money because most of them can repay If they it is all Another case was of a man His mother was much upset of I told her not Continued on Page 4 Only 343 out of 1600 voters in Acton went to the polls Although Lowell Cram filed no nomination papers for reelection to the Board of Health for three year and there was no other 29 persons wrote his name on their ballots and he was returned to Arthur chairman of the Board of running un opposed for was return ed to A slight contest was evident in the votes cast for candi dates for the school Four candidates filed Richard of South Ac was and Hermann of Acton running for the first was Zillah Gates and Walter Stev enson were the defeated The balance of the votes return ed to office candidates who were Arbeit DurkeeJ Town Haflan Tuttle Town William Henry Soar James Baker Tax Carrie Tree Knight Board of Public Benjamin Ineson Ivar Peterson and Robert Willett Cemetery Ray Harris Trus Memorial Miss Mary Haskell Selectman Arthur Lee said that the School Committee had ex pended in excess of last years appropriation to install the and that such an offense was punishable by fine and impris He further said that a State Inspector had examined the wiring of the schools and found the switches carrying a greater load than was safe that as long as this condition existed there was great danger to the pupils in the Richard as clerk of the School acknow ledged that although the Committee had acted in good faith an error had been made andihe added ap propriation asked f oiptoas needed to complete the dis cipline suffered re marks from Ralph Anderson direct ed against were heard by High School pupils in the The youngsters quite plainly enjoyed seeing tlifejx princi pal The appropriations were passed with amendments to the effect that all work before being paid f or niust State It is uader AFGHAN DONATED BY HAYWARD Earl of South has taken a novel way in which to help The She has crocheted an afghan and not only has she donted it but has sold many chances on The af ghsCn is valued in the neighbor hood of Ten Dollars for actual cost of yarn and could not be purchased in a shop for less than twice that hours of work went into its Hayward annbunces it will be given to the winner at the Patricks Dance at Town Saturday all to go to this The dance also is a benefit for The Beacon with Miss Alma Graves in pended for lighting is in the neigh borhood of All other articles were passed with the exception of Articles 30 and 31 the question of accepting a road known as Pine Street to see if the town would vote to elect a school Building Committee of three for investigating the cost of a cen tral 8grade elementary school and three new 8grade elementary one in each precinct and to for the use of the The last article tabled dealt with a committee to investigate the insuring of town Benefit Dance A dance for the benefit of The Beacon will be held Saturday March 17th at Town The dance committee with Miss Alma Graves of South as chair is as follows Benjamin West Acton Everett South Acton Charlotte South Acton Gus Maynard Verna Ma Littleton Nick Newton and George New Night Sky flashes Frequent bright flashes of a few seconds duration will light night skies of Eastern Massachu setts within a radius of 75 miles of the Bedford Army Air for the next month according to a statement released Tuesday by commanding officer of the Beginning the evening of March 1945 and lasting through April the brightest flashes will be seen in connection with experi mental night of aircraft operating from Bedford Army Air It is expected that the first of these flashes will take place over March but be visible throughout the greater Boston ADDRESSES WANTED Should any local reader know the addresses of the follow ing men in the our Mailing Department wilt be grateful for the Ralph commanding the 5th 29th MSG quali fied as Pistol Expert at a meet at Groton on February The Company was inspected by a from a nearby army base on March Anthony after twenty months in dropped in to pay the Company a visit Vitkauskis was one of the original members of the 5th
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