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Acton Beacon (Newspaper) - April 24, 1958, Acton, Massachusetts TH '•HICE SEVEN CENTS With The Navy The BEACON, Thursday, Apr. 21, 1958 • 'X ACO H MAYNARD EDITION Master Planning For Acton Discussed State Official Presents Advantages OI Federal Program At Meeting Panel Discussion To Feature Meeting Of A-B Hosp. Auxiliary I*j;,> Aclon-Boxboro I nit of I Kmc! on Ho pit a1 Auxiliary w ill nu*' lion th I Wednesday, Apii! HO, at tin 1 of Mrs Charles Mac Kherson, :< "• Hill Road, Acton Center. ce will he served at 9:30 with meet intr to follow at 10:00. Laurence It. Armour MAYNARD - Laurence Havelock Armour, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Havelock Armour, 18 Concord Street,’ has started training at the Great Lakes Training Ba e, in Illinois. According to his mother, he has bean recommended for the Naval Academy at Annapolis. Armour enlisted several weeks ago. He is a graduate of Maynard High School, and was employed at the General Motors plant in Framingham previous to his enlistment. In a very informal panel diy-I cushion, highlights of the recent New england Hospital A embly { will he presented by members who I attend and by Miss Elmira Snow, Administrator of Emerson Ho pita!. Ba t President Mrs, Al- ! ber! Wunderly will a1 •<> have points of comparison to make coned rung the Auxiliary program and that of other local hospitals. Ideal committor chairmen will report on their own projects. It is hoped that members will make a real effort to a He fid this meeting, which should be of considerable general interest. Members are also urged to bring a j friend or neighbor who might like to know more about her local hospital and the work of its volunteer auxiliary. Mullin To Head Maynard PTA; Special Class Exhibits Viewed MAYNARD—The April meeting of tin- Maynard Parent Teac her Association was well attended. Those in attendance heard Mrs. Gladys Starratt Romeyn, who proved to be an inspirational speaker. She brought out in her talk the numerous and various ways that prejudice enters many persons’ lives without their being aware, of it. As a minister’s wife she related interesting anecdotes pertaining to this stage of her life, in the parsonage. During the evening there were exhibitions presented by tin- classes of the following special teaelv erst Manual Arts, Mrs. Worsley Bardy; Household Arts, Miss Evelyn Sawutz; Special Class Crafts, Mr. Lawrence Gomes Jr. Attendance banners were awarded to the .Junior High School j class of Miss Keene; 'File Coolidge School class of Mrs. Leslie Sims; the Roosevelt School class of Mrs. Bardy; and the Green Meadow School class of Mrs, Keating. The following officers wore unanimously elected for the coming year. President, Leo Mullin; First Vice-President, George Middlebrook; Second Vicepresident Mrs. Lauri Manning; Recording Secretary, Mrs. Marion Richardson; Corresponding Secretary Miss Florence Wilder; Treasurer, Dr. Reno Orsi.    I    Leo    Mullin Lions On Safety Crusade In Maynard M \ Y X A it I)    Police Chief Mi chael Zapareski, in a c c o r ii, with the Maynard Lions (tub I Safety campaign, ha- endorsed Sunday, April 27, a * official Lions I Safety I lay Crusade in Maynard. I All Massachusetts Lions Flubs will participate in this safety campaign for motorists as a service in public interest. Chief Zapareski commends the spirit of Lions Inter- 1 national for their effort in the field of safe-driving. The chief tales: “if this campaign saves the life of one person on the highway or helps prevent only one driving accident, it can certainly la- considered ii most worthwhile contribution." Lion members will be out in force Sunday, between the hours of 1:00-4:00 p.m. distributing safety leaflets. The police department has designated the traffic light intersection as one vantage point and the other at the junction of Great Road and Main Street to be patrolled by the Lions. As of this date, there has been t greater number of fatal accidents in Massachusetts than for the same period last year. Most of this highway slaughter is needlers and avoidable. It is with fervent hope that Massachusetts Lions can contribute in some measure towards safer and saner driving habits. the master plan, he revealed w< re base of maps, land use study, population A ( TO N    A n    () fire* i a I    O Massachusetts Department Commerce -aid Monday night, Ap- urvey, economic base study, com-iii 2Ii that small communities munitv facilities, municipal fiscal hon bl develop a master plan to analy i , future land uses, school ghow oxi ting conditions and have needs, recreation facilities, munich* it serve a a guide for the com- pal utilities, industrial develop-munity’s future growth and de- ment. He also emphasized the need vehement.    for a long term capital budget pro spering ut si meeting of town gram fo r the effectuation of poli-oflicials in the Acton Town Hall, ices. He said that sub-divi ion and Leo Young, assistant planning engineer for the department, said a master plan would involve propor tioning regulations could be reviewed. He stated that “Acton ha a sub- ation of a series of development stantial amount of industry com* studies, setting up of the nece ssiry codes and ordnance •capital budget program. Mr. Young discussed “The Ur-j ban Planning Assistance Program. He described it as a Fed* pare,] to other communities, "and and a I that, it was a relatively “stable I community,” He added that TV/r of the town’s residents are employed in manufacturing. He told those present that the era! set-up that provides grants government had set up matching of matching funds to cities and towns under 25,(f<K) population when such communities lack adequate planning resources. He explained the federal and State procedures for applying for the grants and gave a detailed description of master planning. Mr. Young offered the full assistance of the Department of Commerce’s Planning Division in outlining a funds to used in the installation of sewerage. Under this program $250,000 or 30V; of the cost of the betterment, whichever is less, will be paid by the government. He said that several towns in the state have been forced to put in sewerage systems. Fhe provision of sewerage and water are very important if a town wants to get industry into program for the community and in ^ le community, he said. He added meeting some of the problems they ; almost every one of the 351 might meet in putting through a f° wns la the state would like to program    i    have    more    industry.    He    empha- Attending th, meeting wer*     th “*    *1    ’^ asn ' t    a    ‘- u ^ s -* 11 .    *»«* members of the Board of Select- bad l»ohted towns, a s he proved . Planning Board and Indus-1 ^ example men Operating Deficit At Emerson Hosp. To Be Raised In Drive, May 5 To 12 MAYNARD—LTTTLETON—The annual campaign for the Emerson Hospital deficit fund appeal will be conducted this year during the week of May 5-12. Emerson Hospital, like many other hospitals, is a non-profit organization. Receipts from patients are not enough to cover the services to these patients. Thus the remainder of these operating costs must be raised by public subscription from the people in the various towns of the Emerson area. Among the thirteen towns whose j place. Sometime during the week residents make a practice of using j of May 5-12, each household in Emerson’s facilities, Concord and these fiv e towns can expect a Lincoln, as the largest users of the hospital, will as formerly, raise about seventy-five percent of the deficit through their community chests. This year also, Atto n and Bedford will raise their neighbor to call answering question about Emerson and receiving a donation. The opening of a new wing last year gives Emerson Hospital a total of 85 beds and 22 bassinetes. quotas, totaling $3000, through To care for its patients. Emerson their United Fund drives.    has an active staff mf 27 doctors, There remains a quota of $4000 with 60 specialists available when to be raised from the balance of the towns. Harvard, Lexington, Sudbury and Wayland, because of the fact that only a small percentage of their residents use Emerson facilities, will be canvassed by mail. In the towns of Boxboro, Carlisle, Littleton, Maynard and Stow, a house soliciation will take needed. There are 60 registered nurses and 20 student and practical nurses. With oxygen tents, incubators and other modern hospital devices, with the new Physical Therapy department for re-habiliation of in-patients and outpatients, with its Gift Shop and Coffee Bar, Grange Has Hist. Plates For Sale ACTON Mrs. John Torkelson, Taylor Road, Acto n Center, Chairman of the Home and Community Service Committee, Acton Grange 250, received so many requests for tile Library memorial plates that she re-ordered and now has some on hand. for side. Proceeds of this sah* will be used to improve the community of Acton. The deadline for entering the National Grange Sewing Contest is April 30 in time for Mrs- Torkelsen to send the entries in to National postmarked that date. She has received word that the dresses will be judged in Sudbury Town Hall on May 21 so they must be in to her on the Monday preceeding, May 19. The judging will begin at noon on May 21 and continue, until completed. Pomona Grange meets that evening in the same hall. ; trial Development Commission. I. Jnder the setting up of a capital I: was explained by Mr. Young j J nl b'et program, he state.! that a that $10,000,otto had been set up tow " *     ,ts ca f tal ex * i    j    f    •    pend I tu res ahead on a five year through an act of congress in 1955 :    .     lf    .    ,    "    . basis. He said that current income for urban planning, and that approximately $3,500,000 would he left to complete the fiscal year beginning July I of this year. He said that with Federal acceptance should be set aside for future projects. He revealed that the average cost per town was $150 per capita a ,i .    •    *v    •    ..ii    i° r    a    master    plan.    This    would    be of the towns in this state which    ,    ,    J    .    .    ., “ a n actual cost to each resident of are being presently considered by     0 j . ,,     K    .    ,*    I. i ,    •    J    75c    each.    Selectman Char es Macing i**ovci ti iiint for federal aid. nL    ,    .    ,    ,    ° Pherson thought this wa s a small the government for federal aid, the state will have used approx!-, .    ,    ,     T1    .    . mutely $500,000 of these funds. He ;™f">ent. Based on this figure stated that ' this money is avail-    * OU ! d    l °     r ?! 8 f     abou * able and the towns should use it ” $8,000, half of which would be paid He said that the money left would j ^* v government. A question period followed. not be enough to    complete next year, and that additional funds , would probably be appropriated, i Under the Federal act, the town I must pay at least 5077 of the cost j of the planning. The Federal Gov- j ACTON~~More than 70 members ernment’s share of    any Planning    and guests    heard Dr. Mazelle Tho* Program cannot be    used until the    mas,    well-known    child psycholo- project has been    approved. He    gist,    speak    at the    Friendship So- Child Psychologist Well Received emphasised that this meant that a town could not go ahead with planning anticipating government approval and expect the government to contribute any money eiety’s open meeting Monday April <21 at the West Acton Baptist Church. “Children are people, too!” wag the title of her talk in which she stressed the importance of Register Now For School In Acton ACTON—-Children who will enter school in September 1958 may be registered any school day between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Forms for the requirer ed physical examination may be obtained from the school if the child is to be examined by his own physician. Dr. Smith will hold the preschool clinic at the Acton-Boxboro Regional High School on May 14-for the West section of town; May 21 for the South section of town; May 28 for the Center. Birth and vaccination certificates must be presented to complete the enrollment. Only children who were born on or before December I, 1952 are eligible to enter school in September 1958. There are no exceptions •to this rule. For further informa-please call Mrs. Barrett at Colonial 3-4982. until after its approval. He said love, patience, and enjoyment of I that this would mean a delay of at one’ s children, and at the same least 6 months from the time an ! time maintaining a certain amount application for federal aid has of firmness, been submitted until the time when j Dr. Thomas warned against at-the funds will be available and tempting to mold a child after can be used. Any town which goes some other child, or in the pattern ahead during*this interval would in which the parent wishes him to do so strictly on its own.    j    develop, hut advised rather letting The town, as explained by Mr. | him develop his own chareter and Young, would engage one of a ; help him do this by love and sug-number of consultants, after inves- gestion. Dorothy Eplund and June ligation. The selection of the consultant, he said, would normally be the function of the Planning Board and other department heads to decide on what areas of Planning should be considered for a master plan-He added that the town could withdraw from the program on 30 days notice. He also said that the Department of Commerce, which acts as an agent for the federal government in this program, would in all cases hold back of the amount involved. This be after the local Planning gave its release. "    % Among the items which incorporate! Into a Foster, Framingham and Marilyn Putnam, West Acton, comprised a trio of voices accompanied by June Hill, West Acton, who entertained with vocal selections before the social hour. NOTAR’S Package glace  Acton Center ■■■Complete HHH rn