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Assabet Valley Beacon (Newspaper) - April 16, 1964, Acton, Massachusetts VOLUME NUMBER 7 ASSABET VALLEY BEACON April PRICE lOc Saturday And Sunday Events Will Precede Mondays Ceremonies ACTON April 201 is he bift day but week end Patriots Day activities and observances in Acton will actually begin on Saturday evening with the second annual Patriots Day ball and continue on into Sunday with the re creation of historical events and Actons participation in the town of annual April 19th On things will really get rolling on the Acton side of the rude bridge that arched the flood and the Public n Ispo treai tore shed a c r fsur tagc ION pro rd re monies and the high point of which will be the march along the Captain Isaac Davis the criginal route of the Acton Minutemen who went torward to do battle with Celebrations Committee has planned a full schedule of cerepHE SPIRIT OF ACTON The spirit Actons both are graph ically captured in this picture of Billy llartman of ton standing in the shadow of the famous Captain Davis Minuteman nu nument at the Qld North Bridge as a modern day generation of Acumians prepares to honor a of their townspeople who made history on April I of Actonians will retrace the sh M IDS in this po hangi A Me mo y the British Redcoats in HOPE FOR RECORD THRONG new flintlock muskets that they re Patriots 1964 will see the cwitly town of Acton holding their main They will also hold a placeof celebration co the inhcnor in Concords parade on Sun stead of on the 10th with as accompanied by the Actcn will commemorate Pa ABRHS will he the only unit Day more iadividualistically that will not marcn onto the battle than ever before and Actonians are ground with the rest of the parade Goes From To APRIL 18TH expected to turn out in large num units and will march on alcne and I receive the salute of the entire par The Ccncord parade may be seen bers to hcnor their forebears and spread the fame of place ISAAC DAVIS Blancihard Sponsors Acton ia American The full schedule of Mondays i at as marches to events and the activities leading up j Old North Bridge and the battlefield to them are ccmpetely listed else or upcn its return from the battle where en the front page of today j field at attest to tht ARRIVAL of Prescott at Wright Conceit to issue the richness of ActclVs and lh Thfe Redcoats are arship Acton Benefit Schol r Grand Linn Village Drum APRIL 19TH Take variety of the annual program which has been prepared to acknowledge PRESCOTTJOHN ROBBINS Arrivalof Dr Prescott chairman Firing of Flintlock Musket the Public celebrations Corn Alarm by Robbins Minuteman Edwin DEPARTURE of John hopes for a record crowd or Robbins tp alarm Hayward Departureof Prescott to and residents of neighbor alarm High Bobbins1 Old Concord r f ing towns to participate in this years events and the march along Arrival of John Robbins at Davis Home and departure for Simon the Captan Isaac Davis Hunt Liberty Flintlock Musket Alarm by Davis Minuteman Charles Arrival of Prescott at Faulkner Flintlock Musket Alarm by Faulkner Donald PETER GRAY FLAG A highlight of thS years program will be the of the Peter Gray Flag at the Captain Isaac Da vis Homestead en Hayward Road Arrival of John Robbins and Prescott at Simon Hunt Home Libduring the Monday morning cere erty Tree House Liberty Flintlock Musket Alarm by monies which begins at Hunt Minuteman Frank REFRESHMENTS FOR SUNRiSE FLAG RAISING at Isaac Davis First raising of V 1 CO Taken From Service Station MAYNARD Lloyd Pugs pro prietor of the Brown Street Filling Station in reported to po lice Monday that thieves had made off with about SGfil in checks avl cash from a drawer in his Pugsley stated he thought the money was taken between and Monday Police investigated several but have not yet Uu necl up any good sus ACTON 7 The Assessors have an nounced that the tax rate has bet set at per thousand dollars ol j figure has been cer tified by the Department of Corporations and Th new tax rate lepiesents a i last years There had been some apprehension over the possibility of a greater in since the Financi Committee had estimated a increase in a piolection made before the annual town The increase was in laige measure held down by a val uation which rose to some over that estimated by the Finance In the socalled cherry indicating fiom the stale as us such as excise wa hum TinAios ainoutu uiiicli must h raised is which tiilui1 or translei red fiom linuN this year or after tinfixing nl the tax rate in In tluHai amount includes miKt ni which represents the damage award PLKASK TURN TO PACK TWO Town C of C Discuss Downtown Area MAYNARD At trieinvitation of the Finance the May mini Hoard ol Soleclmen and rep ol the Chamber of Cumrm rev held a meeting at the Mavnavd Municipal Building Mon day The meeting was called to diseuss the prospects ofa gen eral plan for Iutiue improvement of the downtown business district of i No firm decisions were reached this and it is an lieipated that another similar moet inu be held in about two weeks Subscribe to the BEACON Commander Peter Gray of Acton was a naval air oiticer who recent ly lost his life in a reserve training Maynard Man Handed One i i iv nia me THE ISAAC DAVIS FLAG by Clark McElvem and Public Ceremonfiighl at the south Weymouth Nnva i Year Suspended Sentence ies Celebrations The American EdwardsQuimby Post r Patriots Day Armory to North Bridge APRIL 20TH PATRIOTS DAY PROGRAM AT DAVIS HAYWARD MARTIAL MUSIC by ActonBoxborough Regional High School Mr Constantine B CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO Bi MAY ARD ROA MILL RT Wed Mon 20T APRI MONDA AY AL EN OP YOR MEW HIC NAIVE verai KIT LE loaes FRES RADE SRTICTLY z EGGS PKG MAH RCULA 4PAGE WATCH Air The flag will be raised by his Peter and his Peter Another highlight this year will be the inclusion of many dignitaries and marchers from Littleton and the participation of the crack Littleton High School Band in the Monday As the fine ActonBoxboro Regional High School under the direction of Dean Limber will play an important part in the The ABRHS and Littleton Bands will combine at the Old North Bridge and play patriotic songs as the Ac tcn marchers are led in song by Phillip Morrison immediately after the marchers come across the cause way and bridge to place springs of areen at the foot of the Captain Isaac Davis Minuteman statue and at the grave of bhe British soldiers who were killed in the ACTON MINUTEMEN Actons Minuteman led by Walter will play an extremely important part through out the weekend and Monday acti This is the second Patriots Day that the organization has been in existanee since its reorganization and they will be armed with the MAYNARD The appeal case of the 23 year old Maynard man who had been sentenced to three months in jail for his alleged assault on a Maynard High School girl came up in the East Cambridge Court this past Monday and the sentence was changed to a one year suspended term at the Bridgewater Correction al Institution and three year proba He had been charged with the as sault in the vicinity of Walnut Street two months The case was prcsecuted by Assis tant District Attorney McNamara and the Maynard Police Officers on the investigation were Louis Fava and Albert The originial three month sentence had been handed down by Judge Otis Whitney at the Concord Dis trict Acton Selectmen Plan June Town Meeting ACTON As the result of a re quest from the Acton Building Com mittee for a special town meeting to be called for June 1 to considet an addition to the Memorial Li brary in Acton the Acton Selectmen have set May 12 as the deadline for submitting aitides to their ollice which would he includ cd in a special town meeting war At this time no date has been set for the meeting but it is that it will be called sometime in It is also expected that the i warrant will include several arti cles in addition to the libraiy ad Electric Shavers Repaired FRANKS BARBER SHOP 570 West Acton NPITTONED Roomi POOL SWIMMING 7765 ton Loans to Homeowners Monthly Payment per included both Interest aad Consolidate ynur Loans up to SUMNER INVESTMENT 872494d Call collect day or niht tor details FLORAL FASHIONS FLORIST Francis Floral Arrangements Flowers wired anywhere Phone CO 34752 124 Main Acton THE ROSLEY MOTEL In Littleton HU 64333 on Routes 110 2A 2 minutes west of 495 10 minutes east of Fort Devens Our Dairy Bar open daily noon til 10 Maynard School Vacation Starts This Friday MAYNARD Superintendent of Albert announces that the Maynard Schools will eloso an April 17th tor the Spriou vacation and reopen on April Subscribe to the BEACON KENT SATURDAY MAY 16 ABRHS Auditorium DONT MISS HIM CARDIGAN i V w now availa YARN BBON our ROOM GIFT West Acton daily thru Urges kind area CONCORD LIONS CLUB cordially invites you to attend Church Services in Concord April 19 AND BEFORE OR AFTER SERVICES COME TO OUR TRADITIONAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST IN MONUMENT HALL Any lime between 7 and 1 Before the Patriots1 Day Parade ENTE AN FAST
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