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   Acton Beacon (Newspaper) - January 30, 1964, Acton, Massachusetts                                For The Latest Read TTie Beacon Only newspaper Printed Locally AWAM WINNINO NEWSPAPER VOLUME NUMBER 48 The BEACON January JMce Maynard Forced To Consider Disbanding Victim Of North Carolina Mishap Acton Is Saddened By Tragic Death Of Henry Erikson ACTON Henry one f I operation until it was curtailed by the the towns most anil I failure of many poultrymen in the popular died instantly in an automobile accident Monday January while n rniV to theSouth for a The crash oceureci on Highway illl at in the little moun tain town of North Caro near Rocky HENRY ERIKSON in a familiar pose at town meet who responded to the Erik sons car struck the back end of a parked trailer truck also headed During this period and he purchased and sold large tracts of and at the time of his death was one of the areas largest individual land In the early he acquired the grain mill which was then known as Eriksons in South This operation was managed by Dan Flinagan who changed the name to Acton This operation was moved to its present site in the South Acton Shopping Center about He was a selfeducated and this knowledge was used to good advantage in the development of many large gravel pits in the He was also an ardent conservation ist and took great pride for in an articicial pond and surround ng wet lands in Boxboro which he mantained as a bird refuge and fishing He was an expert in drainage and the peculiar charac teristics of water and its relation ship with the and his opinion on this and related subjects was sought by college professors and en He was also very active in re planting many seedlings and taking great satisfaction in the that an abandoned gravel pit could be restored to nature by the planting of the effects of his among them the Boy Scouts who were given a large tract in North Acton South and veered into the oncoming wtn a and the Ac Erikson was thrown from ton Youth Center which held its the after severe contact with a going in the opposite direc Notification of the tragedy was annual carnigras for several years on his land off Massachusetts West Always Henry could be ex made by the Acton police early Pected to Provide a pungent corn Monday Erikson sta ted later that she and her had planned to join Erikson during the February school It was also planned to ment at town and although his suggestions were not always they could be expected to carry plenty of oldfashioned com mon He exhorted economy make a trip to one of the Carribean I Bnd that the town try to save or later it will Erikson was 63 years of and lived at Summer West He was in Maynard need he would Always he could not tolerate gen He thought specific atten and later moved with his family to tion should be Siven to tne Fort While he lived in he was drainage without ing the water table He very active in town and served on the Finance An individualist of the old as characterized by his comrades and he stepped out of obscurity to become a man of im portance in his At one time employed as a clerk for the First National Store in May he rose to the position of man jagor in several stores loca ted throughout the Boston At the same he began to develop a poultry and chicken This business took so much of his time that he devoted full time to At about this he acquired the poultry farm on Great near the Maynard He expanded his egg and poultry route through out the as well as locally According to friends of these Henry was always the first one to try something HR was the firstwie4n brooding houses and his work on chicken nu trition was way ahead of its Later he went into the retailing of feed and grain and this through the years a large part of his Classified Ad Pays Off ACTON CLEANING SERVICE WINDOWS PAINT WASHED FLOORS WAXED GENERAL HOUSECLEANING HOT WAX MACHINE FOR YOUR HARDWOOD FLOORS CALL JOHN SPELLMAN 2634315 This classified advertisement has been running since October Spellman says his business has tripled since using Jhis Try a Clatiitied Ad Call TW was always preaching a constant water Being an he stood foursquare agaitist en croachment of the individuals He was an ardent opponent of eminent domain proceedings and what he termed the expropriation of personal matter what its Probably more than anywhere the significance of this mans life can be realized by the impact that it had on Such com ments as he helped to make life worth a tremendous indi an awful loss to the com indicate in part the re spect in which he was held by those who knew Many wondered that a person with so little formal edu cation could have had such far ranging interests and could be so wall It has been said by many that oneofHenrys great characteristics was his ability to bring out the best in had the ability to get CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Maynard Youths Testify b Package Store Appeal MAYNARD Venanzio a Marlboro package store proprietor who recently appealed a court con viction and fine of in the Marl boro District was given the same sentence Monday by Judge Lurie of the Middlesex Superior The government witnesses were two Maynard They tes tified that they purchased and con sumed twp sixpacks purchased at the above liquor One of the boys was booked for drunkenness af ter a state trooper him stag gering at a filling station located near the Concord Loans to Homeowners Monthly Payment tocludyi both Intamt SUMNM Call collect day of night for Price Set On Actons Special Article Requests ACTON The voters in the town will fnce a 46 article lor town meeting scheduled for March Total exclu ding the budget come to This figure is substantially er than the which was raised j the annual town meeting scheduled I for March Total exclu under special articles last Two of the main reasons for this are the proposed police station and the addition to the In there is about which represents the proposed 5 per cent across the board pay increase for employees covered by the town by law for a new ladder truck for the fire department for the conservation fund for a sprinkler syslem for the Ma rion Towne School for the purchase of two police cruisers and for two additional police of ficers for Chapter 90 work for a new highway depart ment The Finance Committee has not made known its recommendations on these articles as and still has to review of the budget for its Article 39 represents the third at tempt to get an executive secretary This article has been inserted by It was sponsord the first time by the the second time by the Finance Last year it had the adamant op position of the Board of is asked for the proposed Executive In conjunction with the article for the Executive is one seek ing the appointment of a five mem ber committee to study town admini stration and make recommendations arid a report at the next annual town Articles of a nonmonetary include the rezonlng of a 25 acre tract of land in South Acton to light and the establishment of the definition of light industrial Most important is the organizing of the permanent fire as well as pay and methods of appoint The call departments organi zation is also The town vo ted for seven permanent firemen at the last annual The pay scale for the fire department is es The additional money for the about will be voted in the The Recreation Commission has three articles Article 19 calls for to pay for Actons share of the water safety program at Waldon Article 20 asks for for chain link fence for Jones Ar ticle 21 seeks for a recreation director during the summer The Towne school will be expen sive to the In addition to the for the sprinkler is asked for the of the and for the re placement of desks and Other money articles include for the extension of the fire alarm system along Spruce street to the end of Kinsley is asked for the purchase of accounting equip ment for the tax An ar ticle inserted by asks the town to pay for finishing roads in the Brucewood subdivision to make them acceptable to the Only Of Parents Belong Out Of Potential Members WELCOME TO MAYNARD the world is shown above with his Stradivarius as he arrived in Maynard Iliis Tuesday morning prior to jjiviiitf a concert sponsored by the Maynard Rolary Club at the Croon Meadow School Auditorium in the Pictured above with RtibinolV are Maynard Rotary Club members L Henry President of the Rotary Anno Koskinen of the Welcoming Com and Arthur Rotary Tlie proceeds of the concert which was immensely enjoyed by a large crowd despite the snow storm benefited the Maynard High School Scholarship BKACON STAFF PHOTO Duplex House Appeal Has Its Day In Court ACTON Board of Appeals appeal to th Supreme Ati town engineer Fred and he had building inspector i not to issue sincv he to the one duplex house which was tioned the legality of doing This completed Ijy Hae I opinion was based on the vote of that it will have In be altered ir the Imvn in December to rx ripped If the coiit ehirle duplex houses in residential I will see Selectmens counsel pieselit lime Richard McCahc advised the Select Hit duplex is occupied by one j men that they should issue the build SKI KCTMKN FIRST I Rae then took the mat CRANTKD IKRMITS to the Board of A hi nri The whole affair began in Septem j illf Wils htkl J when developer Paul Swee appeared in Lowell Superior Court tnnuy Rae stilted that he was last Friday January to j what would happen defend its decision to revoke permits for the construction of duplex which had been issued with the sanc tion of the to Paul Sween a local in of The action was the an appeal by Sweeney to the Board of Appeals decision to overrule Selectmen and call tin the fall 1 the Hoard of result of it that it At the will probably be asked for this is asked for the relocation High street and the widening of Central street from Avenue to the Boxboro This will be enhanced by from the County and is re quested for beside the Center Fire The Board of Health has inserted three important One would a sewerage study commit tee of five Another would authorize the town to seek a loan from the federal government for pre liminary plans for this which would have to be paid when con struction is The town in to whatever is spent on these preliminary if it passes this is asked to defray the expenses of this se werage study Important Meeting BOXBORO Next Tuesday even ing the Boxboro will an important meeting at the Blanchard School beginning at 8 The Boxboro School Committee will be present and will speak in regard to the expenses entailed in the addition to the Blanchard Sweeney was represented in courl by Attorney Julian while the Board of Appeals represented by Attorney Hcrbeil Wilkins of Con A third interested At torney Leonard Racv also prej representing both himself and I abuttors who had opposed the Hrant ing of the pet Tho arguments were brief and last ed about an Briefs will be pre senttd io the judge and it is ex pected that a decision will be issued in the of Askird about the Attorney DAgos tine stated that it is difficult to I In any if we lose we will ncy was issued a permit to build four duplex houses on Arlington West The proposed construc tion had been first investigated by a legal presentation of the facts was made by both The Board is sued a which overturned tilt1 Selectmens and denied CONTINUKI ONPAOK TWO Ballot Is Shaping Up Nine Hopefuls For Three School Committee Posts Rae Will Run for r Acton Planning oetror Maynard election John Tobin Nominated for ACTON Leonard At has announced that he will be a for the Planning i one year Rae has served as the Planning Board Coun sel since Since it is expected the town will vote to have a town counsel which represents all the position of counsel to the Planning Board will be Rae lives at 5 Juniper Ridge and four Su and With the exception of Sandra who is serving with the the children are all attending Acton A native of Wobuin and a graduate of High School Rao is a graduate of Suffolk University and Suffolk Law A veteran who served with the Air Rae previously lived in Maynard where he was active in civic affairs and served on the Finance Committee for several He also was town But King Gets Nod MAYNARD In a meeting held last the Democratic Town Committee nominated Howard as candidate for the Depart ment of Public King will seek the Commissioner of Publie Works post now held by Raymond Sheridan so far has not indicated whether he will run for reelection buthihas stated hat he will not run en a party ticket if he does seek any public1 The selection of King as Demo cratie candidate came after the name of John an was put before the assembled Com mittee members for Madeline Chairlady of the Democratic Town and Selectman Pat Dcnovan w ere outspoken in their opposition to en dorsement of an for tho The meeting was thrown into con fusion by the move to endorse At the Lukashuk quickly conferred with Democratic Town Committee Secretary Howard Kitig and asked him if he would counstl there for four In ad he is H member of the Mid dlesex and Boston Bar Concerning the office of Planning Attorney Rae I feel my background as well as my accepl knowledge of the problems which have beset the Board in the qualify me to this most important I think I can help them avoid errors and help the Board come up with correct When King indicated that do would be willing to the Chairlady placed his name in nomination and Donovan the His nomination was approved the Kiig is no stranger to Maynard being Secret a r of the Democratic Town Committee for the past six Me is currently serv ing his fourth year on the Appeals Board and was a member of the Welfare Board from to In placing Kings name in nomi nal Lukashuk indicated to the REACON that she believed that only registered Democrats should dun for the against any nonparly candidate running on the The Democratic Party closed its nominations with the special met ing last In addition m King for the Public Works Albert Rogers and Thomas Patrick are running for the two tiireeyear School Committet while Frank is the candi date for the twoyear Albert is seeking reelection to he Beard of For the I Board of Assessors the Demo ceals have nominated Thomas Duggati whose term is up this year and newcomer Ray McGilvray has been tabbed to run for the Board Two other newcomers to public office are seeking the two Planning Board slots left vacant this Robert LiiRue is seeking the 5 CONTINUED ON PAGE 1 I Schools Says I Loss Would Be Great MAYNAHD Mavnard could well i find ll one til the few COM numities in the nation vvithnul a a few I men hs hence as Board of the Maynard met last t veiling to discuss the j serious predicament that ih organ ixation is in because of lack I mem i bership and an almost unlit lievable lack ol part lit pal The Executive headed In President Ian leeidtd to put up the possibility of i dissolving the Maynard to the i membership attending their March st ssion which will be devoted to The Eli mental y They made it that tin vote ol the membership at the March mteting would not be only in deciding the late of tiltlocal because thev that the parents who would turn out lor tlu March by the very lad that they did turn would be inclined to favor the continuance ol the PERCENT OF PARENTS Alexander told the BEACON that at the time the Maynard has 1111 duepaving over half of this number is crcnposcd ot MayI nanl Public School teachers and the number ol parentbelnngini less than In the light of the fact that there t are children in I the Maynard school system and most ol them have two part lv noten tial parental membership in the stands at about and the appmximatcly part ills mm In longiiiu means that less than p T cent or exactly I pereen of the eligible parents belonn to the May nanl To make matters Alexander pointed out that attendance at recent programs has been almost absurd as only ten parents showed up for last weeks panel and pro with the Junior Otht r of recent vintage have drawn even less parent par 1 Alexander said that if it were not lor the attendance of who i have participated and supported the the sessions would have been complete All the members presttil at I he Tuesday evening extcutive meeting pointed out that the programs have been unusually worthwhile and geared to inform the parents of the education trendand processes in the different grade END OF ACTIVITIES Superintendent of Albert stressed their beneficial na ture and bemoaned the fact that the who know what it is all were attending and the parents wire Executive Committee Lorraine told the CON that the demise of the local would not only have a harm fill effect on the education picture but it would mean the end of allied activities of a social and community service nature such as schol the Maynard swimming pro the annual Pops anil othersocial evt and many oilier activities which the1 panic ipates in in addition to their educa al liaiscn LERER CONCERNED Superintendent said that the loss of the would no1 eliminate an excellent means hv which parents and nuvi posts discuss matteis of mutual in to tliem but it would also IK harmful in obtaining the best pos ilile teachers for the lie assirted lhat teaelu rs would he skeptical abnul acctptiig einplnv ment in a communitv that lui ioi think enough about education o krt p and maintain a Pa ent Teaelu is tir also that the faculty reci ption that the and conducts for teachers tdwaiu the beginning of the school yea i serves an essential purpose MI making new teachers in the1 system leel and helps to acclimate them to their new He said that the death of the local would mi an the end of this annual event which is of great im FURTHER MEETINGS President Alexander told tho that the will go ahead with the square dance which they have sclnciuLd for February because it is strictly a social func tion hut that some sort ot a decision d have to be reached during the pniiion of the March sess Albert Lerer lielUvii nmv and Iho March meet ing the Committee plans tn mi often and into every possible facet nl their perplexing problem because they HIV unanimous in their conviction that the is a IK cessary and helpful education al adjunct anil miit he saved it at all Alexander informed the BEACON this the programs WITC scheduled for eveiy other school month instead of every month as in the past in the hopes of bol slerinn attendance but that this move has been He also pointed out that the pro mam committee has arranged meet ingwhich me strictly educational and informative in nature in the stirrinu up more interest1 but has also Alexander 1 supixise we might gel more people if we COI1 ducled programs in which children participated and performed but this is not the purpose of the organiza tion which formed to keep par ents infomied of educational matters in their community and act as a liaison betueeii teachers and par OHOICr UP TO PARKNTS the Committee will be extUinel btis between now and March and the parents of Maynard tONTlNUKD ON Z MBA TV ROLLOFF AT Crowell Bowl All hoys and jirls in 1 and Hi 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