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Assabet Valley Beacon (Newspaper) - April 2, 1964, Acton, Massachusetts 5 Year Old Girl Tragic Mill Pond Ice Victim A ASSAB ET VALLEY Skin Divers Recover Body of Aponte Girl MAYNARD Stark tragedy mar red the happiness ol the Easter sea son in Maynard this past Saturday as fiveyear old Elga Aponte lull through the ice and drowned in the mill pond adjacent to Sudbury Street and Main one of the six children of and Manuel Aponte of 2 Dartmouth Com was playing on the ice of the partially unfrozen pond with her Luis when she fell Her brother immediately rusled home to tell his and and Rescue units wtie immediately dispatched to the CROWLEY ATTEMPT Police Officers Albert Crowley and Guy Perillo were the first to rive at the but since there were many holes in the ice it was not until Luis arrived on the scene with his distraught mother that the location in which Elga went through the ice was Aponte arrived crying out that she had warned the children against going anywhere near the The first attempt at locating the body was made by Officer Crowley who went out onto the melt ing spring ice secured a life line and paiiaUy submiM rted into several holes in an attempt to find the The ice was break ing all around Crowley as he vainly searched the water as well as sible before he was hauled in to shore completely wet and was blan keted and attended CLANCEY Maynard Fire Department skin Dick Higgins and Ted Clan were then pressed into serv and it was approximately one hour from the time of the first re port of the mishap at that Clancey located the gills was vainly at tempted by Concord Fire Chief Michael and a Concord Civil Defense Rescue unit which had sped to the but they were to no and the girl was pio nounced dead by Doctor Edmund Hooper of Maynard am later Medi cal Examiner Gioenleal of Hudson officially denoted thi cause of death as asphyxiation fium I ak VOLUME NUMBER 5 ASSAHET VALLEY BEACON April HXi I PRICE lOc A GRIM TASK Maynard Fire Department skin Dick is shown handing th body of t year old Elga Aponte over to a rescue worker after the childs body was recovered from the waters of the mill pond by his col Ted The drowning place after the child fell through the spring ice while playing with her 7 year old brother last Saturday BEACON STAFF PHOTO Acton Land Bill Wins Suprise 10177 Victory on Beacon Hill Hill Wins Selectmens Race FATHER RESTRAINED The 5 yearold girls dis traught mother and father and I brothers and sisters lined the shore I during the search and Aponte had to be restrained I fiom leaping into the water in an attempt to help in the Elga was the next to the young est of the six Aponte The family came to Maynard in I960 i from Rio Puerto i The surviving children are Dal 15 12 Luis 7 and The father had been employed as a dishwasher at the Fairway Rest aurant in i attends the Green Meadow while Ibette and Luis Angel arc pupils at the Cool idge Previous to living in Rio Puerto the family had resided in Puerto MODEL FAMILY School oflicials who know the fam ily and children intinitely were sad dened at the news of the tragedy and described the entire family as well industri fine living members of the com Following the recovery of the body and the vain attempts at rescita the body was removed to the Twombley Funeral Home and burial took place following Jehovah Wit ness services this past History is Town Meeting Requires More Than One Session Rae Takes Appeal as Matter of Principle For Appeal on Duplex Permits Meeting Resumes Next Wednesday ACTON The Board of SIecf ivi a unanimous decision made last March voted not to supply legal counsel to the Board of Appeals for taking an appeal to the Supreme The Appeals Board had sought to appeal a reversal the Superior Court in Lowell of its decision to revoke building permits Loans to Homeowners Monthly Payment Includes both Interest and Consolidate your Loans up to SUMNER INVESTMENT 8724949 Call collect day or night for detail ssued to Paul local devel for three duplex houses on Arl Street in West The Iourt had ruled the which lad been authorized by the Select as validly and ordered them In a letter written to the Board o1 the Selectmen stated that after careful and up ca a motion duly made and second the Board of Selectmen decided unanimously not to provide counsel in this William Chairman of the Board of said he had no comment to make en the Selectmens He did state that in an unofficial capacity he wished the best of luck to At torney Leonard Rae in his decision to carry an appeal en his cwn to the Supreme Attorney Rae told THE BEACON last Tuesday that he was definitely planning to go ahead with an appea on his He stated that he had mailed the appeal to the clerk o the Middlesex Superior Court in Cambridge last The dead line for filing an appeal was yester April Rae expressed surprise at not receiving any notice of the decision from the Selectmen since j he considered himself very definitely I an kite rested j acting in behalf of both himself and had originally Rae stated that his decision to j appeal the adverse court ruling was contended the issuance of the build1 ing permits to Sweeney was on the grounds that the zoning by law outlawing the construction of du plex houses in residential areas de nied the issuance of the i CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 STOW In an unprecedented move For Mondays Town Meeting was adjourned following pas sage ol article be recon vened at eight oclockon Wednes day April at Isicloies The remaining eleven items on the 1964 town Warrant are expected to be voted at that with only article 17 eliciting any involved de This article concerns the pro posed combined Fiie and Police sta tion to be erected on the former Hale Junior High School Al though the Finance Committee has recommended no action on this ar ticle many arguments for the pas the article are to be expect LENGTHY DISCUSSIONS Lengthy controversy and discus sions on several of the first fifteen articles continued until well after eleven oclock en Monday at which time Dei wood Frost moved for the adjournment which was promptly voted overwhelmingly by the group of more than two hundred voters assembled for the HILL ELECTED Resuits of the town which I constituted the Warrants first arti were announced following a re cess which was called for belore the during which time the ballots were In tlie only that for a three year term on the Board of Select attorney Arthur Hill edged out Wilfred Woodhead by eleven i The final tally was Hill Woodhead and Kenneth Man osh Other candidates were elected ov with several blanks in many due to the lack of one must imagine and as some wiitein in many due to the lack but it should be noted that Harold Christensen received four write in votes for School and twelve for Regional School Commit The only new olficer besides Hill is Alice a regis CONTINUED ON PACK 2 Maynard Man Appeals Assauit Case Sentence MAYNARD The Maynard Po lice report that the 23year old May1 naid man charged with assaulting i a girl student from Maynard High School five weeks ago received a I threemonth sentence but the case is being appealed to the Superior The alleged assault took place in the vicinity of Walnut Street on a Thuisday Carbone Appointed To Appeals Board For Second Term i V VICTORY MARKET POWDER MILL MAYNARD til 6 til 8 CHOICE BOTTOM ROUND ROAST 77 FRESH NATIVE GRADE A CHICKEN LEGS CHICKEN BREASTS BEEF LIVER 39 49 C Ib C Ib C Ib 39 CHOICE BONELESS BOSTON ROAST 99 c Ib C Ib CHOICE EYE ROUND ROAST c Ib GIGANTIC STOKELEYS FROZEN FOOD SALE MEAT MEAT SUBSCRIBE TO THE BEACON Electric Shavers Repaired FRANKS BARBER SHOP 570 West Acton Walter Carbone MAYNARD The Board of Se lectmen Tuesday night announced the reappointment of Walter Car bone to the Board of Al ternate Board of Appeals members also appointed were Russell Man chester of 111 Summer Street and Peter Stalker of 51 Old Marlboro who has served as Chair man of the Appeals Boaid in the will be starting liis second He is a loimer member of the Planning DPW Petition Still in Works MAYNARD Madeline Luka Democratic Town Committee told the BEACON this week that shi was going ahead with her plans to petition lor the disso of the Department of Public I intend to do something she stated in to probing the reason for thilack o action since the public announce ment that she was going to institute a petition several weeks pleaded that she han been too busy the past weeks to do much on ilv pitit ion but that she was biding me and would do i The Department fire from the Town Committee head as a result of hiring and she leveled charges ol wrongdoing against one of the DPWs person nel in a closed door session with In a probe of the the i Selectmen did not find sulTicieni evidence to the charges ami the matter was Department was cleared of the char The question of doing away with the DPW is not in and has found some support among certain towns The Si who wuuli take over tluduties of tluDepart ment if it were hive btVi noncommittal in their reaction to Lukashuks Both Selectman Alexanian and Chairman of the Pat rick have stated Unit any such move would much At Candidates Alexan iati seemed to imply that he might support dissolution if the Board of Selectmen were increased to five Tinnext move is up to Lu and she appears about ready to Fletcher and Eaton Win Senate Test Lies Ahead ACTON The Acon Industrial Development Commis sions disbelieHn the Three strikes and youre paid oil handsomely late this Tuesday evening as the House of Representatives on Beacon Hill passed House Bill calling for the transference of 25 acres of Concord Reform atory farm land ofl Route 2 to the town of Acton for sale as industrial land with the sale proceeds to the Similar hills had been buried by House votes over the past three years and Tuesday evenings favorable vote of 101 to 77 was considered as a major accomplishment by Actons Vernon Fletcher R of who introduced and guided the Actcn bill and Representative R of Concord who joined forces with Fletcher in lighting for the passage ol the The bill will now go to the Ways and Means Committee from which Fletcher optimistically expects a favorable re It will then go before the Slate for their ap proval or OYKKTUUXKI COMMITTKI Thi pasage nf thi Acton bill an triumphant be cause an unlavoraole recnninvndaticii m the bill by lie House Committee L i Public Well ire which had heid a on lour week Ima vote to overturn the CommiUies unfavorable recommen and the move failed as only 2 ol the lili Representatives who were in thi legislative chambers a the time voted to overturn the ad verse Later in the day moved for reionsideiution and another stand in and this time it was a fa yoraluvote Tor Acton by a 5630 52 AIR CONDITIONED Rooms SWIMMING POOL ion MOTEL Acton CO 37765 TED The best possible news It is Iliiisiiiil for i bill to parsed IIMI an unfavoiable com mittie n commendation uul the Chairman l the Public Uepivsentatisv igorously opposed the bill from the floor of the PHOCKSS The pasuue dl the bill luring a extraordinary Tiu srlay evening ses sion was merely the culmination u1 two days of battling over the bill as tile fireworks started on Representative Katon called JOHN EATON Fought for reconsideration T h e successful reconsideration move fesulted from an afternoon of successful lobbying and vocal per suasion on the part of Eaton and CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 FLORAL IASH10NS FLORIST Francis Floral Arrangements Flowers wired anywhere CO 31752 121 Main Acton STRETCH Pajamas Shorts Slacks and Shifts the apparel shop 41 Main Concord FLY A 50STAR FLAG ON APRIL 19TH SPECIAL OFFER 3 x 5 FLAG Sewn Bunting with Pole and Bracket VAHDERHOOF HARDWARE Milldam Shopping Center EM 92243 MAIN CONCORD ROSLEY MOTEL Serving the Valley 178 Littleton Quality without extravagance HU 64333 Repeated by Popular Demand WATCH REPAIR SPECIAL Cleaned Oiled Adjusted Case polished only MASCIARELLI JEWELERS 63 Nason Maynard TW 78414 INDIAN WEST ACTON ANOTHER HOME SOLD BY R E A lT O R S FOR FAST 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