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Acton Beacon (Newspaper) - June 26, 1945, Acton, Massachusetts HE TON UUL CbwuuL I 13 June 1945 5c per copy on News Stands LOCAL COUPLE HEAD SERVICE HOSTEL Double Honors For First Grade Pupil Five pupils of the Acton lower schools have made Perfect Attend ance records for the current according a list released by the School Departmentthis Three attend the West School and two the South Acton Irene Kazokas and Gerald Tuttle are the only pupils in the entire lower school system to have achieved the dual honor of making the Perfect Attendance Record and Honor Roll for their The remaining three who did not miss a session are Thomas West School Doris Nealey and Joan South The Honor Rolls of the three schools are as follows West School Grade Mary Lou Shel don Mary Jane Wesley Irene Grade Sylvia Janice Anna Lois Grade Charlotte Ger ald Eunice Gladys Marjorie TwentyFive Graduates Receive Diplomas at Acton High School Audience Crowds Blanchard Hall To Witness Ceremonies Twentyfour of the twentyfive members of the Class of Acton High received their diplomas from Howard chairman of the School Committee at impressive ceremonies in Blanchard Hall Friday Ruman mother of the twentyfifth re ceived fof the diploma of Milton Baker who enlisted in the Navy Police Warn Cattle Owners Rustling May Occur In Acton Grade Rita Wil Cattle rustlinghas been reported in several surrounding towns and Police Departments have issued warnings to farmers and pasturing animals in isolated Cattle have been killed and butch ered in the pastures Groton and according to The invocation was delivered by Bernard curate of Elizabeths and Bridgets Miss Barbara Ann Clemence gave the followed by a quartet composed of Misses Nancy Anne Lorraine and John Howard and Dominic Miss Barbara Barry accompanied on the Hibbert House The Hibbert House in Alexan a modern retreat dear to battle weary British and American fighting Heading the staff is a native of the former Miss and her Roydon Leon Leonard is a sister to Howard of Acton A cordial invitation is extended by the couple to all Americans to use the facilities of Hibbert with an especially warm welcome awaiting Acton and Leonard administer to the needs of men on leave with effi ciency and Hibbert House is one of seven such houses operated by the American and British Unitarian Service Commit It is situated at 13 Rue Nabi and has been a haven for fighting men on leave and Many jaded ser vice men have spent their entire leaves at Hibbert Feeding and housing 150 men a day is a large order but and Leonard take it in and have time left in which to make interesting jaunts to distant pla Billings received a letter from the couple in which they told of a trip to They had already vis Continued on Page Noted Composer Writes Song for Children A All Hail to General MaeArthur has 1been written es pecially for theActon Center Grammar School pupils by a noted composer of childrens on learning that their favorite childrens song Robert was sick in a vet erans they wrote individ ual cheery letters to Much to their surprise and he sent them a song written especial ly for The needless to are proud and happy over the unusual expression of appre ciation for their Car Turns On Justice Lawn Two men were slightly injured and one of them arrested for drunk enness early Sunday morning as the result of an automobile Route East A operated by Stephen 50 Acton May was traveling west on Route 2 when it left the highway and over turned in the yard of Frank The roof of the car struck a tree af ter turning and was flattened to the top of the back seat Olaf stationed at Sherman nephew of the operator was slightly in jured as was the senior Both men were taken to the Emer son Hospital by The elder Dwelley was then arrest ed and taken to the Concord Bar racks on charges of drunkenness and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of The accident was investigated by Chief Michael Foley and Officer Frank Geist of the State Dwelley appeared in Concord Court yesterday morning and was fined for operating under the influence of Taylor Family Receive Official Death News Official confirmation of the death in the Philippines on May of Robert has been re ceived from the War Department by his and Walter Taylor of Wetherbee East Since he was first listed as miss ing the Battle of Taylors family has clung to the hope that he was a of Word was received some months ago that he had presum ably died of wounds received in but because of the doubt ex pressed in the word presumably hope was kept alive that he would one day be For this and in deference to the wish of the Tay lors name was not included in the Beacons Memorial tribute to those Acton men who have fallen in bat Ham Elizabeth Virginia Grade Nancy Marcia Rose Marie Janet William Grade Janice Claire South Acton School Grade Nancy Lucy Phyllie Grade Robert Mar garet William Grade Margaret Dorothy Grefenmatij Arthur Low Bonnie Grade Richard Elaine David Donald Free Grade Karen Su zanne Nancy Grade John Joyce Harry Mary Star Center School Grade Stephen Judith Donald Toni Mor Grade Paul Di ane Alice Rich ard Grade Andrew Inez Edwin Richard John Maralen Prisilla Frederick Grade Carolyn Dardana Priscilla Robert Paul Grade Nancy Janet Mary Fred Rich Ruth Ann Grade Barbara Phyllis Richard Janet Wilfred Christopher Priscilla Wilhelmiene Clare Heaven Shirley Durand Weds Marine Hero One of the prettiest weddings of the season was that of Shirley Ri ta when she became the bride of Charles William Cronin of at Bridgets on Sunday June 11 at 3 The bride accompanied by her Maid of Honor and Brides maids came down the aisle to the strains of Lohengrins wedding meeting the bridegroom and best man before the altar which was prettily decorated Regal The double ring ceremony was solemnized by Father Ber nard The bride was beautiful her Ivory Satin gown withvfull length and long veil hanging grace fully from a seed pearl and Continued on Page 8 The Concord Police have asked that persons seeing unfamiliar trucks in the vicinity of pastured cows or or suspicious ac tions on the part of to report them at once regardless of the time of day or Chief of the local Depart repeats the warning to keep all cattle that may be used for under close and to re port all strange vehicles stopped near In one instance in Littleton a farmer saw a stranger leading a cow on the He checked his own herd and when he had ac counted for called his nearest neighbor who reported one miss The Cow was ow ingto the alert cooperation of the first According to the animals are butchered in their own skinned and the carcass taken away in The hide is left hoped that all residents will report suspicious persons and so prevent the loss of cattle within the Chaplain the graduates with the neighborliness and Thomas charged the necessity of religion in Tuomi Held For Examination The case of Edwin Tuomi was presented to the Grand Jury at East Cambridge on June 5th and a True Bill returned against Tuo On the same day a capias for his arrest was He was ar rested by Chief Michael Foley and Officer Zuk of the State At Cambridge Superior Court June Tuomi pleaded not guil ty to a complaint of attack on a lo cal young woman in South Acton on the early morning of May Judge Leary ordered the man held for young Thank You For services and money donated for the use of The Beacon we ex tend sincere thanks to the following persons Robert McAdoo Miss Arlene Hayward William Cameron Margaret Murray Jack Murray Edgar Blaisdell Gene White Edward Peterson Harry Morris Laura Jones Helen Shannon Florence Schnair Ben Coolidge Norman Hollowell Virginia Ewart Al Lawton Florence Chapman whatever their tasks in life may He was a witty and interest ing speaker and was roundly ap plauded by the graduates and the audience which filled the auditor A Chopin waltz was played by Miss immediately fol lowing the Richard Greenman ac cepted the class gift from the President of the Senior John Lawrence and in ex pressing his appreciation said that of the largest amount ever given to1 the Scholar ship Fund by any He said Your gift and the contributions of the West Acton Womans Club and the Acton ParentTeacher As sociation since the last make possible a scholarship award in A trumpet solo Lily Folks was next on the presen ted by Miss Evelyn Ruth Daniel Miss Nancy Ann Christoffer Valedictorian of her delivered her talk in clear tones and in informal Allen president of the Acton Center Massachusetts Womans Club presented the Club Scholarship to Miss Doris Eleanor Commander Charles Judd of EdwardsQuimby American presented the Legion Scholarship to John Cleveland Both awards were presented for loyalty and and the recipients were chosen by secret ballot of all the Walter Viceprincipal of Acton High School presented the following awards Readers Digest Award A years subscription to the Digest in recognition of past accomplish ment and in anticipation of un usual achievement to Miss Nancy Christofferson was the re Washington and Franklin Med by the Society of the Sons of the American Rev olution for excellence in the studj of United States to Miss Barbara Ann Good Citizenship Certificate Awarded by the National Society of the to a good citizen of Acton High School for the current who has demonstrated through her entire course qualities of ser vice and patriotism to an outstand ing A Good Citizenship Pin was awarded with this Cer tificate to Miss Barbara Anne Rensselaer by the Eastern Alumni Associ ation of Rensselaer Polytechnic Continued on Page 6
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