Acton Beacon, April 3, 1958

Acton Beacon

April 03, 1958

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Acton Beacon (Newspaper) - April 3, 1958, Acton, Massachusetts lf J E^AfeB E ACON I*KICE SEVEN CENTS Acton Lions Plan Second Annual Scholarship Dance, May 3 J K-ui >U - MAYNARD EDITION A    5'    I r\ SW tWage Increase, Other Benefits ACTON—Plans fin' the second annual Scholarship Dance pon-sored by the Acton Lions ( Itll) are underway. It will be held at the Blanchard Auditorium, Saturday, Maj the day which, act ording to Dance Chairman, John Forrest, “has the fullest moon the almanacIn New Contract At Bradley month of the ant »erve< year. ’ home I bv ’he in Acton ia\ e out ran promise in the pleasantest provided by Chuck DeGrappo’s Orchestra ments made by the Lion’s wives will be Junior Class. According to Mr. Porn scholarship dances become an important part social life. They afford an opportunity to help our young people thru the kind of entertainment In,CM“ tha Aeonians have always enjoyed most. “In Acton the feeling is: We’re helping our own-We’re doing out part in this present drive for increased education to sec that the most worthwhile the year-Ma\ Music will be made refresh-dudents of the Untie their sunlit s. There are no politics or red tn pc involved. The recipient. of the scholarship is chosen sir etly on hL or her own merit “There i s nothing else you can buy for iii luny nin,. cents that is i omparabh to a ■hunk of the fu- tare of oui • youth t >< J* most deserving students can con- Open Letter To The People Of Maynard And Stow endar today for the finest and social function of re Valley Little need of Minor Coaches, Urn-other volunteer don’t get this Your Assabet League is in dire League Managers, pires, Scorers and personnel. If we help, we will not be able to operate a Minor League. This means that from (IO to DO boys (YOUK SONS) will be deprived of the opportunity to play organized Little League Baseball. Little League Baseball is a community and family affair. Little League helps to unite a neighborhood. People who ordinarily would have few common interests meet in the bleachers and on the Held and become acquainted. The wholehearted support of the community is absolutely essential to the success of the program. There are no financial rewards, but the dividends are there - in the form of youngsters who are developing into real Americans. How about you fathers who have sons in the Little League. Come on out and help us and yourself. It. C. Leach President Assabet Valley Little League Lituri To Head Board Of Health; Appointments For Year Announced MAYNARD-The Board of Health reorganized recently as follows: Chairman,, Frank C. Lituri, MI), Secretary, John J. Johnston; Third Member, Irving Manning. Dr- Lituri will represent the Board of Health on the By-Laws Committee now being set up in the town. The following appointments were made for a period of one year, unless otherwise indicated, beginning April I, 1958. Miss Mary A. Ward, R.N. Pub lic Health Nurst; Mrs. Martha I). C hampagne, Ass. Public Health Nurse; William F. Osbeck, Inspector of Plumbing (3 year term); Wa inn R. Pekkala, Asst. Inspector of Plumbing; Robert W. Rimbach, Milk Inspector; Dr. S.R. Garland, School Dentist; Rinaldo Mariani, Burier of Animals. Vito A. Carbone was nominated for the office of Slaughtering Inspector and is now awaiting confirmation from the Department of Public Health. Hearing On Variance For Raytheon Held MAYNARD — A hearing was held before the Board of Appeals at the town house last Tuesday night to consider a petition by the Raytheon Manufacturing Company for a variance so that the company could park cars in that part of its parking lot which was recently enlarged. The Company seeks to have the right to park ears flush with the property lines of the property which immediately abuts it. A number of abutters were present, but no objections were made, Mrs. L. P. Boeske of Taylor Road who owns a house on Sudbury Street which hacks up to the parking lot, v anted to know why Raytheon had started enlarging the parking lot before it received permission from the Board of Appeals. It was explained that this was entirely legal, However, it was pointed out that cars could not be parked on the extended part of the parking lot until permission had been granted by the Board of Appeals, A lengthy statement was read by a representative of Raytheon on the growth of the company since it came to Maynard two years ago. At first 250 were employed. Now there are 850, and in months, this number will be increased to 1,000. Orders amounting to millions ar* now o.i fire, she asserted. Tho new parking plan will accomodate 600 cars, about double the present number now parked there. The Board of Appeals will make known its findings within the next few weeks. , ♦ u Junior Beacon Makes Debut Stolen Car Recovered March 28. MAYNARD — An automobile owned by James McGee, Summer Street, was stolen from the parking lot at the corner of Summer and Nason Streets, Friday night Two Maynard juveniles and an older lad from Sudbury were apprehended and the car restored to its owner. The Maynard boys received one year’s probation each. The Sudbury man is now serving a six months sentence in the House of Correction, Billerica. MAYNARD—The Emerson Jr. High newspaper, “The Junior Beacon.” was issued to students on Monday, March 30. This was a single page production that included an editorial by Elizabeth Rogers, Room 6, a feature by Phyllis Graceffa, Room 5, and Donna Rae Drechsler, Room 4. An understandably anonymous contribution gave the features and qualities of Emerson’s composite “perfect girl” and “perfect boy.” Sheryl Gilder deserves special credit for production. One Year Contract Signed At Bradley Container Corp. Singing of labor agreement between Assabet Valley Lodge No. 2199, I.A.M. and Bradley Container Corporation, March 25, 1958. Standing left to right: TJ. Adams, John Fayton, Samuel D. Wade, Clark H. Goodrich, R.M. Walyczak, Frank Every, Maurice M. Mailhot, D. W. Grijmme. Seated1 left to right: Joseph Carroll, Raymond F- Dumas, J.B, Davenport, Walter Lankiewicz, W.C. Hamill, Elizabeth Johnson.  - ....   tea  .............■■■■■........... Samuel Lerer, Former Prominent Maynard Businessman, Dies Bv J. IL Farrell MAYNARD A one-year labor contract providing for wage increases and other benefits has been signed by Bradley Container Corporation and Assabet Valley Lodge No. 2199 of the International Association of Machinists- The contract, announced today, | was signed at the Bradley plant here by company and union representatives following a period of negotiations that took place over the last few weeks at historic, 242-M AYN ARD — Samuel Lerer *vear’old Colonial Inn at Concord, age 81, residing at 8 Spring Lane    agreement covers about 800 passed away Tuesday afternoon at *,(,urly workers, the St. Benedict’s Nursing Home, ‘^e contract, effective as of No, Sudbury after a lingering ill- March I, provides for an average ness. Mr. Lerqr was one of May- Crease of nearly IO cents an nard’s most distinguished and re-Plour ^°r men and about 13 cents speeted citizens. From a most ^or women» 'v^’ih the average based modest beginning he saw his cloth- j{,n. minimum increases, re-evalu-ing business, the New Idea store, Unions of jobs and adjustments for grow until it became one of the wnmen employes, best known and largest    Men’s I Further provided is an addition- Clothing Stores in this area. He was always deeply interested in the welfare of his adopted town and served with distinction on the Board of Selectmen. Because the new's of Mr. Lerer’s passing came at a late hour, we are sorry indeed to state that we are unable to amplify any tribute that this self made man deserves, Mr. Lerer leaves five sons, all prominent in their chosen profession, Albert, Charles, Bernard, Lawrence and Harold, three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Jackson with whom Mr. Lerer made his home, Mrs. Max Landers of Framingham and Mrs. Joseph Bachrach. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from the Lavine Chapel, Brookline. Burial w'as in Pride of Jacob Cemetery, West Roxbury. Acton Resident Narrowly Escapes Death In Concord ACTON — Miss Annie E. McCarthy, West Acton, narrowly missed death when the car she was driving crashed through the railroad gates in West Concord last Friday morning. She drove by two cars which were waiting for a train going by on the east bound track, broke through the track guards, across the track where her car stopped on the west-bound tracks. She was locked up in West Concord and the following day. was committed, upon order by the court, to a State institution for observation. a1 5 cents an hour increase for ail employes covered by the contract, effective next Sept. I. The contract incorporates for the first time a company-paid life insurance program, patterned after the insurance program of the American Can Company, of which Bradley is a subsidiary. Male workers will receive insurance coverage espial to two years’ base pay. For women the coverage will equal one year’s base pay. Medical and surgical insurance, al»o company-paid, was previously provided. Under the new* contract, a production mechanics training program will be started. Men currently known as “F|lxersf’ for various pieces of equipment will be integrated into a formal train-I in£ program providing for de-; velopment of production mech-• anics skills and increasing their earning power. The training program will cover about 4,000 working hours during which employes involved will progress through differently rated job groups. About IOO men are immediately affected. The company last year started an apprentice program for electricians and for machinists. Participating in the negotiations leading to the signing were the following for the union: Clark H. Goodrich, IAM Grand Lodge representative; Frank Every, business agent, district 38, IAM; Raymond F. Dumas, president, Assabet Valley Lodge No. 2199, and negotiating committee members Walter Lankiewicz, Maurice W. Mailhot, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, Samuel Wade, Joseph Carroll and John Fayton, all of local No. 2199 Plans For Cabaret Almost Comuleted ACTON — Plans are almost completed for the Acton Parent Teacher Association Cabaret and dance for the benefit of the scholarship fund, according to Warren Newell, president. Entertainment between dancing, will include such popular artists as Mrs. Reino Tuo-manen, Acton Center, sprano; David Fuller, Boxboro, accordianist; Mrs. Richard Shaw, West Acton, trumpet solos; General Radio Quartet of Male Voices; Mrs. Robert Andersen, pianist. Tickets will be on sale all day Saturday April 5 at Acton Pharmacy, West Acton and Middlesex Launderers and Cleaners, West Acton. Tickets are also available by calling Mrs. Carl Anderson, Colonial 3-7306. Representing the company at the signing w*ere: J. B. Davenport, assistant general manager, Bradley Container Corporation; R. M. Walczak and T. J. Adams, industrial relations department, eastern area, American Can Company; D. W. Grimme, supervisor of personnel, Bradley Container Corporation.E. J. MAHONEYMaster Electrician Established 1929 - Littleton Pinecrest Bd. HU frausLeague To Hold I Important Meeting There will be an important meeting of all Assabet Valley Little League Personnel at the Maynard Town House, Tuesday evening, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. NOTAR’S Package Store!Acton Center Complete Une of LIQUORS, WINES land BEERS Imported and B ■aJ ;