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Acton Beacon (Newspaper) - March 5, 1964, Acton, Massachusetts \ Rezoning Articles Ruled Out Problem Unsolved At Town Meeting WINNERS — Newly elected Selectman, Warren Birch (L)    _______________ and re-elected Town Moderator, James Kinsley (R) are    mw shown offering congratulations to each other after their I Budget Article HOS 140 SeCllOHS victories in Monday’s municipal ptcctijm in Acton.    j---- Birch, Kinsley Win In Acton Elections Constables, I year *( haunt y It. Fenton, Jr. 1,650 •Pariii VV. Scribner 1,616 *T. Fred. S. Kennedy 1,606 •Edward J. Collins, Jr. 1,6011 45% of Electorate Provides Record Vote ACTON Tin- t UM of Acton *nv recon! mun e pal elect cl turn-aui M the polls this p st M ne My w'’er iJte voters east their ballots for tho local candidates cf t tnr cho.c:*. Five hundred ami nineteen valors cast their ballots *i Pre net I. Acton Center. F vc hundred and forty-four voters voted in P reel ne 2. Sou h Acton, and -even hundred and eighty-three hallos w’lg cast i n Proc.ne 3. West Aden. Although there were 4 ’37 regilt r /^ed voters li«U el in Acton as of Feb-1 MAYNARD - Ute town of May e Vuary ll, 1004. iMandiy’s el.e i. n i-t'nard'ti 3,973 registered voters will bi* believed to have had the largest hun. eligible to go to the polls between out in the history of the town foi 8 a rn. and H p m. next Monday to a local election fro’n the s andpnin east a ballot in the annual muni-of numbers, not precertages. Actual- cipal election, but just how many of 46 Articles Await Acton’s Voters^ At Monday Meeting rn % 21 Candidates Vie for Posts In Maynard ly the voter participation reached the - 5 percent level. w    BIRCH    TOPS LORING All incumben.s were reelected to Itttfice and kl a race..where Uiere a Twas no incumbott running for re-'f lelecticn. Attorney Warren F. I defeated John H. Loring for the t on th* Board of Selectmen vacated bv Ch arles Ma TT.t-r>6b; Birt*, amassed 1.090 votes to Loring’s 747. Longtime Moderator. James Kinsley, was returned to office with a majority of alma*, 200 votes over h s opponent. John W. Putnam, and Ed-win J Richter, Lloyd Williamson and •JpHiomas Wetherbee were all returned T „o the School Committee. Richter and Wd iamson were ciial-lenged by Arthur P. Charbonneau, and Robert Evans, Jr. opposed Weth-erbee for a cne-year vacancy which Witherbee, a former member of the School Committee, had been appointed to fill last month. The complete tabulation of Hie vote «, is as follows: \    * Incumbent Moderator, I year •James E. Kinsley John W. Putnam Blanks Town Clerk, I year •Charles M. MacEae Blanks Selectman, 3 years Warren F. Birch John H. Loring -- Blanks | A    Assessor,    3 years I ‘‘{jarl C. Flint I    Blanks |    Public    Welfare Ll    P, H. MacPherson D    Blanks Treaawrer-Collector, I year •William H. Soar    1,690 Blanks    156 School Committee, 3 years •Edwin Richter    1,251 -Cl *Lloyd E. Williamson    1,226 Arthur P. Charbonneau 714 Blanks    50° (Top Two Elected) School Committee, I year k. Thomas E. Wetherbee 1,162 SSS Eva ” s • Jr '     1 Planning Board, 5 years •William M. Veazey    1,595 Blanks    251 * Planning Board, I year §1* Leonard E. Bae    1,187 t Marvyn E. Siegal    469 Blanks    189 Board of Health, 3 years Jay S. Grumbling    1,576 i Blanks    251 1 Cemetery Comm., 3 years a*Howard F. Jones    1,664 flanks    182 Tree Warden, I year •Franklin H. Charter    1,719 Blanks    ^    127 Library Trustee, 3 years them exercise the franchise is a moot question at this point. The balloting at the Maynard Memorial Gymnasium will decide , the political fate of no fewer than I ALTON - The voters of Acton will meet at the Blanchard Annihil ium at 7:30 p.m. next Monday even ing. March 9 r lo begin the woik of considering a forty-six article warrant. T* is expected that Article 8. the budget, which covers one bun dr, , roily items and Includes several capital outlay items which previously were consaicicd as ind.vid ual articles, will, in itself, require an evening's work by the people of the town. as the budget has hit an all time Ivgti of $1,820,779.41. FIRE DEPT. BY LAWS In addition to the loutine articles, the town will be req lies ed to con sider an amendment to the Personnel By Laws. to cover the Fire De payment. The amendment which has been under the consideration ol several town departments for many months would govern all phases of Fire Depar.ment duties and respon sibilities. cons durable discussion, in that it j ic quests the town to appl oprlate I fluids for tho compd? ion ol foul roads located in Bruccwood which have | not been accepted as town ways, i A so to be included will be articles to seek the usual new police i cruisers and highway department I truck, aud office equ pm.-it for Tcwr. Hall, as well as hinds lot the water sale:* program. CONTINUED NEXT MONDAY In expec a:ion of the Town Meeting over-running the first evening. the Roairi of Selectmen have ten tativeo established Monday evening. Match lh. as a second date. Should still more time be inquired to complete the business ol the town. the meeting would again be taken up on Saturday. March 21. In prepaialion for the Town Meet ing. the Acton Finance Committee will hold an open meeting at the Regional High School dais evening, / P Mi , lourteen of the twent.v -one candi- rp ‘ dates running tor major political of-Birch i since there will be five contested oft ices involving fourteen hopefuls. THE BIG RACE Although many an eye will be tut nod toward Selectman Abet t AI-exanian’s bid for re-election against an upset-minded Raymond Wuorio. most of the interest lies in the School Committee races where five candidates are battling tor two three- In keeping with the long range , March a. to give residents the oppor-program lecommended by the Fire trinity to request information on war-Underwiiters. Article 12 will seek rant articles, prior to town meeting. $32,000.00 tor the purchase of al    .mjaTf    ll** <19* ladder truck to replace a twenty-two *• ff nit UMI HG EVG!* DO I I year old ladder truck. presently KYNARD The founder of May-1 lH,ust 'd at th.. Soil h Acton Fire S a-1    *•    ,    u    d de ti I > tion, which is considered obsolete.,     uu ^ us     v    th | ;Ul .. POLICE STATION J ^^“^kmnedy th. For the first time. an article will * r. siaeni NO ACTION — Birger Koski (L) and Attorney Aiver Israel day’s town meeting session in Maynard where Israel v* as i petitioners who sought the business zoning ol land I bouto Sale Farm. However, the article dealing with this /.onint for discussion and action since the Planning Board did trot h to announce to the voters. * * * * * Dredging Of Fort Pend Brook Fir sn Martin Street Discussed In appear on the warrant which will seek $110,000.00 foi the construction, equipping and furnishing of a police station on a Main Stiee lot present year seats on the newly reshapedj ly owned by the town. Although such five-man School Committee and an article town meeting Munday nig ’I din ing debate over the naming of the new high school in hector of the assassin ated .?5th President. One citizen 'suggested that th, ! three hopefuls are pulling out all the stops in attempts to snare the I one two-year post that is up for I giabs. I The Board of Public Works ballot-I ing may also cause more than a fine town. Alinotum such - - named after Lucius May-has been reccmiiKnwd.    ■    Mediator    PI,Hip Wit* .* tor inclusion In a town meeting war- natal ^    ^    , hji    m ,, „ rant for several years, due to lack ,e ’P ( 1tKa of room in the present station and a state law which requires that a town of 3.000 population must have a lock up. beyond purchasing •You mean the rn a n home I live in? What did h» ever do?” That ended Luke’s fleet'og flirts tion with contemporary glory. How Iii y Cli-’** villi OV. iiivi v    |    nu    *    v    *»    iuv>»    r    ’    »    «     11     t    ^ rustle of bated breaths along | land tor such a purpose, no action A ntM ' 948 758 103 1.697 149 1,090 747 8 1,717 128 1,539 306 mere ------- - the corridors of the Municipal Build ing as former Board member John Tobin, who is running as an Independent but has Republican endorsement, is pitted against Democrat Howard F. King. The incumbent. Raymond Sheridan, is not seeking has been taken by the town, to date, toward realizing such a building. LIBRARY ADDITION Among the articles to be inckided in the wairant will be Article 18. which will seek $200,000.00. for the construction, equipping, and furnish- candidate from the - Boxboro Library. Four articles will deal with improvements to the Marion L. Towne School and will cover replacement of a bell and clock system, installation of sprinkler system, interior painting, and replacement of desks and chairs. Doris E. Peterson Blanks 1,648 198 HU 6-4333 HOSLEY MOTEL OFF SEASON RATES 178 Ayer Rd., Et. 2A&110 LITTLETON ady11iuiivi uiiviiuuu,      °    -------- * _ * * *=* re election and is earmarked as a i ing of an addition to the Memorial very possible November for State Representative Maynard - Stow - Hudson district. THF.UNF UPS The full run-down of Monday’s major voting line-up is as lollows: * Incumbent Selectman •Albert Alexanian (D) Raymond Wuorio (R) School Committee 3 Year Terms — Elect Two •Albert Rogers (D) John Taylor (R) Thomas Fitzpatrick (D) Victor Tomyl (I) Ian Alexander (R) 2 Year Term-— Elect One Frank White (D) Gerald Clark (R) Herbert Williams v (I) Board of Public Works 3 Year Term — Elect One Howard F. King (D) John Tobin (I) (Republican Endorsed) Planning; Board 5 Year Term Robert O. LaRue (D) 2 Year Term — Elect One Charles W. McDonald (D) Daniel V. Coakley (R) Board af Aaaaaaars •Thomas Duggan (D) Board of WGlfarG 3 Year Term Raymond E. McGilvray (D) Madaratar •Philip Wilson (R) Library Trustee 3 Year Term Mrs. Ruth Regan (D) Board of Noalth 3 Year Term •Irving Manning (D) Town Traaaurar-Colleeter ♦Howard L/King (R)T"/ even President Kennedy fared : lo better as the article calling for the naming of the school in his honoi was voted down. Someone evio suggested that tne school be named for Robert Frost. Driver Arrested on Default Warrant ACTON — John Saluski of 513 Broadway. Lawrence, was arrested on February 28 on a default warrant for non-payment ot fines imposed j for operating under the int utiice ...    .o,    ii    i    .    I of alcohol, drunkenness, and operat- Ar ides 30 and 31 will seek to ; so as tQ endanger . create a five-man sewerage study | aluski - s suspe nsion was revoked 8 and he was sentenced to thirty days in the House of Correction. Ihci arresting officers were Robert Bart I lett and John Gregory of the Acton Police Department. committee and to authorize such a committee to make application to the United States of America for advancement of funds not to exceed $30,000.00 for surveys, prelim'nary plans, cost estimates, and reports on a town sewerage system. Requests for such a study committee appear in the Town Meeting proceedings of 1957. but no such committee has ever existed in the Town. EXECUTIVE SECRETARY By petition of twenty residents. Article 39. which requests authorization for the Board of Selectmen to appoint an executive secretary, has been included in the warrant. This article, which would not require the Selectmen to hire such assistance, is expected to be among the most controversial articles to be taken up at the meeting. Two articles will request the formations of committees, one to study the local sidewalk situation and the other to study local town administration. Other articles on the warrant will seek the usual transfers of funds, highway construction funds, amendments to the Protective Zoning By-Law, rezoning of a tract of South Acton land to light industrial use. and a variety of other items. BRUCEWOOD STREETS Article 33, inserted by petition of twelve residents bas already caused “Too Big or Not too Big” MAYNARD — Most Maynard residents were startled to hear Henry Hanson remark that he would not object to putting a sanitary fi*l in my backyard if it were big enough.” Those present were puzzled hy what Henry meant by “big enough. They wondered whether he meant his yard was not big enough or whether he did not consider the sanitary fill big enough. If it is the latter, there are more than a handful .of residents who will gladly reassure him that the fill operation would be plenty big enough and just as happily dump their trash lo his yard to prove it. Den Mothers Meeting is Postponed to March 11 th ACTON — The Den Mothers meeting for Pack 33 has been postponed from March 4 to March ll, providing there is no town meeting that night. It will be held at the home of Mrs. James Bunting, 28 Oneida Road, West Acton. ACTON Town L iiLn it Fred I {anack dbcusscd the problem ol S he \ 11 et i n 8-fict Bridge in S'u h Acton, and the need for its replace mem. w th th > Se lee: men last Tues da.\ evening. He explaitud that he felt the bridge should be replaced by two culverts, which would cost in the vicinity of $8,000. He a'so painted out dial the .septic tanks ti th* area. particularly in the Maple Street area, were in direct conflict w th the high water table. He indicated that the divdg ng of Fort Pend B. oak from a DOint 800 feet south east of the Mar-tp Street Bridge, as well as down i stream from the bridge to the Kirk sen Dam on Main Street would g a long way towards alleviating this j high water table. Slice the tow I could qualify for aid under Chapter 191. \v Iv ch covers food control rn. 1 dredging projects, Mr. Hanack suggested that a tentative proposal be submitted to the state, so that it ! could be considered for state aid in 11965. This program would cost in the vicinity of $131,000, based on h-he estimates of Fay Spafford anc Thorndike, engineers, who conducted a drainage survey for the Plaini ng Board in 1957. The State could pay I for as much as half of this project lover a three to five year period according to Hanack. Selectman Donnelly wanted to know where the meney would conv from and stated he would like to see the culverts in place at Martin ! street first. Hanack stated that this could be done, and that these “squash" type culverts could be lowered later on. if this additional project is undertaken. I wo culver -could be put in, one new. and the j other already' in the possession el the towii, to replace the existing bridge. The street would also bait to be widened and the towp would have to take land along Mart street for this purpose. Selectman Lee stated that lie j thought the various boards would I have to get together and discuss this matter, as it involved Hood plain zoning. Mr. Hanack stated that the Planning Board was planning flood plain zoning to be presented to the town for its consideration in the falL It was explained that, under the drainage survey, conducted by the Planning Board, it was iv commended by engineers that the whole area between Mass. Avenue and the dam at Erikson’s Grain Mill be dredged and that the dam itself be removed. However, be fort this proposal is undertaken, an effective flood plain zoning control pro ^ BIV i i* .Ill WO ’id i iv i !<    , ‘    ' to Tow Erikson’s dam was •     1 I brit . y and    was r ..'I i 'n Hanack th;,: flu Ian ll n ' ll. had a’ roe tim ■ iud ic a:e would 'ti the    dam '    ■'?;    > magi s'ed that    acc) i.s.t o properly might ow’dual > b ary to t r fecti\ t Iv pi ohio    ti j at ■ program. Acquis ion of • w ■ lid nut. how -v er, I)>■ pa i >■ match ng state funds 'lit, S.'ltr’mm dei . i ll.mack th. r.gia to - i. rn pom! to tilt' state to. pm: ut flood control project. - k II mu's petition    could bt    w    th.I by I.ex - year,    pending    . ■    • ;h. various boards I R) v , «> Mt> iv ■ 'I at Von- i i***|»;*<•''♦ tit Kn-'.i va! other 117 taifnrvdiiv kip ti iv t he r (mention (iii! ti" 1 i 11 tip . yg ;i pee’m:t 'endat ton remly BK AC* IN SVA! B Blit VTO Local Union O— Cf J?J--, ~ 4-Ksii iJlnAC tun- Bndl ;.y-Sun MAW VKI P., k V tnlr i 'h J) i. 1 1 '! v ■■ tan I'.-:-. I.’ ie •mi    . at    ■ K pa: ic..' i.e. t "U Ila tin HU '.ll Maynard Man Kart In Sudbury C rash MAYNARD Rob rt Br. em. a May nard tx sui. ut was mjur d la-Saturday when his and anomer ia.\ '•pm amal by I lerb.v lf (I ■    ’ ■ Wellesley, collided OU ' l Maynanl-Sudbury line of Rout. 27. Both Maynard and Sudbury paine responded to the aecidial, s: lei ho I had .lurisdict.oti. and Breni v\.i> moved tn the hosp ta ie ii appar.rn hi ad injurie.' t: tin Mayo,arc) polio, car. The accident, which oc.'lived a' 3:55 Saturday tnorning. was evidently the result of slippery road conditions. Acton Make-Up Polio Clinic Set For March 21st ACTON Tho Acton Board of Health will hold a make up Polio I Clinic on Saturday. Mardi 21. at bv Acton Town Hall between ta hmm ct 9:00 a m. and 12:00 noon far any one who has missed receiving (im of the three types of Salon Chal Polio Vaccine. The v aceine w ill be aum nistei ed | to children at nu charge. \ charge of twenty five cents will hi made for adults receiving the vaccine. Anyone wishing furtbm informa lion may call the Boa rn ot I Ion I ti at CC). 3 4736. Subscribe To The Beacon .I Ut Th. Au a’ a - I ' vu    t’    in . . dun e \ pl: vriuxs Kau ins ti w n ::v t i i.u- lh; an: i el n pal iv ut [lim over th. ’n •. a i new :■ \Uu. • •!•■- I lour ii u. i W' rk a I • ha - -rn : IU the villi a t, ai ’. pi;m:    i anti -■ a we! discuss cm: p.a a: on I go; all' ”' , ;..','S, " ■ _ ’ ot con a H . p. V 111 I v el ’ Ot ,-a'g. P'V'i in plans. ’. ai a ii ai . v ilMli .ll benet it Tin- i.; ae 1    I. I. eti >i    ti rn    . ompanv s propO'ai ■ o    till 'i i    'lie'    ann    thus, th • sir Iv I et, was -akin ms’ Sv -day DLM AS 1NTKR\TFAVF.n j.j an. int* view with Raymond Bu pkv ot May' me. Ba -amt ot ‘lie levi,I I- Diet I-mg* m (i Chairman of the lo al rn o’ at:    , eomtrettei . he i a, Bl-’. Art )\    a..    tile    mud union's h 1 ■    * • ’n' .ti    ration is    o ho covert 11 bv 'in na’.eu, agreeth* id that is in lot e. .    '<m    ’ u Amel lean dan Company's bt In tht oughout the eon ut; y wiueh employ-apprav ma > Ih.uuu , nip iv lie said hut Un < eonian ■ •' ted a new tiu’ee yt it: i nut met with no; (J Un t.'.p u year w nen a 3 P' r Ae:u men a'i won'., e " a.iVa d 11 ausu sai(i ’.ii,;: dr I a e- ' n go’.!a Od'. the eomp ; I i ncat. d ' at it wash • si to hire future etnp'oyu s at a vvmg 1 a .e sm 20 .a's pal' :ma. lew " :iiati that ct ut. " v existing I in \ ar ms Job elassit teat mil.'. •CONTIM’F.D ON PAC ii’. 3 Lease Same Boeske Dump Site Again MAYNARD “Wait till next veal’’ was the theme of this year s town nu .’Mug ;t' the town put oft action on the crucial dump problem for the turn be ng. and two citizen petitions to rezone land for business along Great road and Route 27 Were Lu Iv n because the Planning Hoard had not vet come up with th( i reeftilltwnriation. SPIRITED DEBATE Iii a spirited debate that raged across the Hoot of the Memorial Gymnasium iii the second session ol the town meeting Tuesday night. the townspeople resoundingly deflated a motion to take the Grace Boeske land off Route 117 for a sanitary land till bv eminent domain and voted to continue leasing the same po tion of she property that th* town is currently using. The decision to lease the land was a victory for attorney Nathaniel Blown, representing Mrs. Grace Bi 'kl . who in god the voters to contin;,,. to lease the property and “consider eminent domain proceeding- only as a last resort. lh claimed that in any court arty i.    th(|    court    would    look    into ••!>, .    UM    of property’’    when    ar living    at a    “fail    market    value”    and impi.ml that Bi*' final Figure would bo substantial'!*    higher    than    the sin.iHK) the Selectman icquested bo .tppi opt lated tot 'he purchase price. H '.md the townspeople “not to v a priei tag that was .' ...id , mphatically stated ••, pi pi . wa more ealu-• ..n, ' in ooo I (otinu renew thi lease for y t. i h’.hough at si. Or Hi a up of si 'OO over la>t . a, tlv tow unpeople re-•lv pie.I- of I'oth Jim Butt ’) i no*'i<l 'tne: and Selectman I!)ono\a . acting as spokesman Bo.nil of Seieetmen, who n ,r it would be cheaper to ;,i , 'I, pal et i by eminent domain. I I Department of Public Works .    _■ :u,I!v move.! that the towns-p, e, lU'trm- th* School Commit- . to ■:    o'er    land between the civ i _i: '(hoof and Green Meadow , s*'hoo tm thi purpose of conduct* , _ ,i - ii.p.ny land fill and to autho-(■ ti, DPW to investigate the pos* si M its ■ acquiring a pat eel of land p. leu to the town In .John F. and \1. Coughlin as a possible ■ i . ra'o: -He In the same motion. iii* DPW called for the leasing of 'ii, Boeske land for another year . nil l eqtii sled tin' appropriation of *6.000 to cany out a sanitary till operation then Albeit Rogers quickly stated that •he vial wa' under thN jurisdiction ip the School Committee and that •In Committee was unanimously op-|Xi'*(i to such .in action. COUNSEL'S OPINION Town Counsel. Paul Carbone, then informed the gathering that the School Committee was within its rights to ignore any vote by the townspeople to so instruct them and that any such motion would therefore be futile. The townspeople let it be known that they were in agreement with tire School Committee and turned a deaf cai to statements made both In the Department ol Public Works and Henry Hanson that a sanitary’ t ii would not he obnoxious and would ofter the cheapest solution to th, problem Hanson took the Boor to argue ilia: Maynard had never seen a sampan ’ill operation and that he ob-, •,,: to calling it a dump. “We p,\. never seen a sanitary fill op- ■ ration in Maynard and if it is con* ducted properly, thole is no smell.. I wouldn't object to putting it in Ay CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 RUST CRAFT ... Complete line of St. Patrick’s Day Cards ARTHUR’S JEWELRY 79 Main St., Maynard FLORAL FASHIONS FLORIST Francis Ward, Prop. Floral Arrangements Flowers wired anywhere Phone CO 3-4752 124 Main St. So. Acton 52 AIR CONDITIONED Rooms SWIMMING POOL (wrditui MOTEL Bt. 2. Acton CO 3-7765 Loans to Homeowners $21.00 Monthly Payment per $1,000, includes Doth Interest and Principal. Consolidate your bills. Loans up to $15,000. SUMNER INVESTMENT CO. Framingham, 872-49gt) Call collect day or ni«ht for detail* THE HOME GIFT SHOP :>t;2 Mass. Ave., West Acton Open daily — I vies, thru Sat., 9:30 - 5:30 The Largest Shop of its kind in this area CLASSIFIED PAYS OFF! W KE'kLYSPECIALS_ MAHOGANY DINING ROOM TA BLK with four chairs and pad $26 also mahogany end tables-Sa each LO 3 TOT B-2 27 2t All the above articles were sold through the medium of the BEACON classified advertising page, Try a Classified! TW 7-8331 Me We-