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   Assabet Valley Beacon (Newspaper) - July 16, 1964, Acton, Massachusetts                                ASSABET VALLEY Acton Mourns Death OI Selectman Arthur Lee VOLUME NUMBER 20 ASSABET VALLEY BEACON July 19G4 Price 10 cents Chubs Pocket Veto Stirs Up Hornets Nest In Acton fliMMB Industrial Land Bill As Governor Refuses To Sign years of and tears by the members of the Acton Industrial Development Commission proved to be all for naught last Friday as Governor Endi cott Chub Peabody let five days go by without signing their bill to secure a small portion of Concord Reformatory farm land for industrial development and the measure died Service examination to com via the death blow of a pocket pjle a m f eligibles to When news of the pocket veto reached the ears of ceed retired Actons town they reacted in different degrees of i Frank in the top Postal Workers Capture Top 3 Exam Spots MAYNARD BEACON Contacts in have reported that Acting1 Maynard John Novvick and Maynard Office Walter Wasiuk and William Mer received the top three marks in last Octobers Civil Lack Of Agenda Scored Tempers Flare Up As Planning Battle Rocks Town House A FINAL honor jjtmnl ol Acton commandid by Walter Johnson comes to present arms as the casket containing the body of Acton Arthur is tarried down the steps Acton Baptist fhurch following Mon day afternoon funeral services for thf longtime official whose sudden death last Satur visible disappointment with some of them on the verge of spot at the Maynard Post Of Maynards Congress making a voodoo likeness of the Governor and sticking pins in it and Industrial Development Commission member Philip Philbin Frederick Ted Bubier terming the pocket veto a cowardly j must now nominate one of LaRue Levels Attack At Mistretta He said that the violated Chapter i the General Laws Board vvas leaving lattcr situation seeticri of and that the itself opin to BEACON HILL Governors pocket veto ma last Friday despite the efforts of the Industrial De velopment Commissicn to convince him to sign it into After last weeks edition of the BEACON hit the streets and told of the possibility of the Friday pocket the Governors office was beseiged with calls and telegrams Ac ton urging him to sign the The Industrial Development Com mission even sent copies of the tead story and editorial en he subject marked out in red crayco along to Governor Peabody by special all these efforts were to no avail as the Correction Depart ment and the State Department of Public Works did not want Pea body to sign the bill and their will HANDWRITING ON WALL The members of the Acton Indus trial Development Commission could and the haadwrit ing on the wall late last week when the Governors liason man with the Representative William Finnegan D of caKed Ac ton and told them that the State opposed the bill on the ba sis that they plan an interchange on Route 2 right in the vicinity of the land in questicn and would eventually have to take frcm one to two thousand feet on each side of the Richard and Ted of the Acton Commission both responded by ex that this much land taking would put Robbins Park in the mid dle of the traffic a violent opponent of the eligibles for appointment MAYNARD The Planning Board to the position by the finally managed to hold a meeting dent of the United States with arte wo previous unsuccessful the almost routine approval of forts aKl marked the occasion by a Bastille explo In to occasion by a iTc A I sion which would have brought joy the editor to the BEACON to the most radical on January a firey French man Philbin asserted that he jn own led his own favored the appointment of revolt against Board Car One of the top three examo Tuesday La Ruewno was elected to the Board TWELVE APPLICANTS i ast touched off the fire I works with a suggestion that go on a of the amoi of Twelve residents of in eluding several who are not Postal i tin possible court He warned that he knew of ten who were preparing to take action if a notice of the meetings was ivit post ed 24 hours prior to being Mistretta shot back that a sched ule was posted and it was suit to the Town claiming it was her problem and not tinPlanning Boards if it were no LaRue said it was not posted and niiuiivd whether it vvas the Chair mans intention to do nothing about Mistretta was adamcnl in his re Htwas backed up by Board Secretary Richard LaRue did succeed in havng minutes of the last meeting They were approved by the mecn hers as over day saddened the entire X and the en tire Assabet Valley has been shocked and saddened by the sudden death of longtime Ac ton Arthur who passed away last Sat urday HEART ATTACK VICTIM was the victim of a hear attack while was browsing about the backyard ol his honv at 5 Mead T h e sad news quickly spread throughout the area and people were suddenly saddaied by the realiza tion the lather of fuir find an Acton official had been struck down while still young All flags in the town of Acton were immediately lowered to hall mast and the Town Hall was drap ed in mourning This past Mcnday afternoon at 1 services were held nt the West Acton Baptist Church with the Reverend Hugh Penny ulTiciat becauM ol Department workers took the S a pubic M ination and the local political winds Mlstrdia Implied had been sighing refrain that a I 17o LaRiie was performing for the tne ing after which Lee buried nt ighing nonpostal career man would get the I the fact that all three of the top scorers on the Civ il Service examination are May A Cowardly BUBIER Device Commission Richard a said he was disappointed but couldnt see whai else the Governor could have dene in the face of the information sup plied him by the He said that the bill received quite a lot of interest from the Governor and although the Commissicn has no im mediate he wouldnt be sur prised if they tried COWARDLY DEVISE Commissiion Frederick Ted a Republican and a Maynard Insurance was far lass charitable in assessing the Gov ernors efforts and said that the poc ket veto is a cowardly devise un les youre sure of your information to hold a meeting during He said that inasmuch as the Board had somewhat of a I would like to continue biweekly in This frmtal assault against the re a pubic Mount Hope A tremendous gathering of munici offirias from and lie took pa1 in vanee ul 2Clih a imvirsarv am1 later the same he became meinbeiof the Board nf Vote Utrars and in that capacity 1IH2 he vvas elected e Board of served on the Board il Sel ern n for tuelve isicut ivv until he stepped I HW he lieeame a member nf tin towns Finance oininkuv ser ved until lMil when for tne Bonrd ol once and was IN CHURCH In addition to his nrnicipal Lee was an active mi nibcr nf th West Acton Baptist Cluiien an sened Tlensilie I the Ilmrcli or nearly In hi thirtynine years l iiiembi rshp in he he also served as a Superintendent of the Sun day and a of tne Pastoral Lee was Chairman if the Acton Mlnutemen anil a Past Master of theChares Welch Lodge AK V HAISKO The lonytinii Public RKACOX STAFF PHOTO Lee and raised in Car isle from Concord High Following his gradua tion from liisjh school he attended Northeastern University and earned a derive in mechanical lie was a loimtime empioyee of the lliniil Rublief in Water benefit of the press nard Post Office coupled of U hold with Philbins public statement to the effect that he favors appointing one of the top has changed rimvn b the direction of that political ings just once a month during the rest of the was beaten the Acton measure in the but and that Governor wasnt sure of who kept out of the fight this All and jre veterans so they are aided by the law which states that no nonverteran can be jumped ov er a veteran who placed higher on the examination UP TO PHILBIN When Congressman Philbin will make nomination for the ap pointment still how ever it may not be for some time because the Civil Service examina tion results have to be forwarded to the Post Office Department be Board who felt that two less meet ings would not make that much dif They also argued that oth er boards would not be meeting ex cept on a summsr schedule so work would be hampered LaRue answered that the example I of the Selectmen in holding meet ings every week should be i The other four members of the 1 Board voted to go on a summer 1 schedule with LaRue recording hni as I The major explosion followed im mediately after this exchange as communities as well Iriends and fellow townspeople i tended the funeral servic s to lliiir final homage to th public TO ACTION IN Lee moved to llil fol lowing his marriage to the form r Minetta Decoster and became active in town In Water Committee Member Opposes Any New Well Drilling In Summer Area Hanson Says Chances Of Success Are Nil wasle ol time and that should be undertakin oiK risk of the not At the present the still debating whether to Hriry told wvik lhal water can Searches have been transact fore being passed on to him for his LaRue charged that the Board was violation of the law on MISTRETTA His Adminis the decision will strictj He claimed the lo tration Blasted By Colleague LaRue snapped back that he con readers in a TO letter and failure to have a sidered the remark completely un itor from Senator Edward Ted informing the public of open meet called ly be up to Congressman Philbin as i read th minutes of the previous was explained to the BEACON I meetings and to vote to approve his information He said that the Governor was nt well informed and if he had taken the trouble to come out and diet will be named to a judgeship look at the land he would have is an attorney and former part own er of the Catalina Club nightspot In who political obsersers pre Peabody in the near RED HERRING Talk about a State inter change along Rout 2 is nothing new to the members of the Acton Com mission as the talked about one at a State House hearing on the Commissions 1903 legislative at tempt and Vernon Fletcher R of Actons State Rep termed it a red her Hng and called it a subterfuge tool known what the score Bubier disagreed with Actons De mocratic Town Committee Chair John who discus sed the veto with the BEACON and said that Acton had its day in court Bubier charged that Acton didnt have its day in court and got clobbered on the back steps of the court house PLEASE TURN TO PAGE TWO SAVE MONEY BUSCEMIS Market MAYMRD SMOKED Shoulders 29cb Kennedy who wrote that Postmas terships are decided upon by the PLEASE TURN TO PAGE TWO ings posted in a public was PLEASE TURN TO PAGE TWO Wuorio New Chairman TWO LOCATIONS UNDER CONSIDERATION School Land Brief ing Set For Acton Maynard Industrial Town To Discuss Sites Development Comm Extraordinary Session At Maps Out New Plan MAYNARD The rejuvinated Maynard Industrial Commission is In order to bring town olficials up to date on its latest ef Each site has a number of ad each site is big enough to hold more than one but each site also has certain disadvant The School Commitoo is now in the process of weighing the ad SAVE 10c MAXWELLHOUSE INSTANT Coffee 89clb SAVE 40c 3 to 4 Chicken 35clb LEAN CHUCK STEAKS In The Bone CHOICE PAULS DIMMER 29c 49c NOW LEAN BOILED HAM SAVE still in the planning stages of map jng an elemeivary school Ill Wl v forts to find land suitable lor vantagcs aml disadvantages tn each MAYNARD the Biacon th not be found in sufficient in the area off of Suirnier Street to make it worthwhile to drill who is a member of tlv Special Water said that the area had been drilled over twice and that the chance of find ing a good produciiig well is He claimed the efforts o the Robert Chapman Company to have the town authorize drilling in the area was typical of such firms HO said the Company was interest ed in gelling paid by the loot for test The Special Water Committee member said that the Chapman Com pany was probably the best equip ped in New England but that ti DPW should only further 1 drilling on the basis the firm i will pay for all dry The Chapman Company lias been attempting to win approval from the DPW to do further drilling li the Summer Street area beyond the airport near the Stow DPW dvibig at DPW i consider Arthur Lee UNKNOWING Midden death is still not InSt Lawrence Don left by automobile for Florida late week and is travel in ii at 11 leisurely pactwith main stop and visits along the Acton Police have not been able to erutact but his eventual des iiiatinn in Florida has n ached and a message left for Don ne ly to call the Acton Police Sta only Selectman Warred the newest member of the is currently present at the Aetiin Timn Hall and tne Board does nut the quorum necessary to made throughout the town with lit tle success and this is Commission Nee and Special Water Committee member llansim are op drilling in locations White Sox Win Title On Belliveaus NoHitter Commissioner Gerald N ping industrial development accord ing to Ray new Commiss ion the Acton School Committee has in vited the Town and the members of five town boards The Chairman reports that three l antj committees to meet with it on or four meetings have been held since the Commission was reorgan but no definite programs have been He states that sur veys are presently being undertaken and studies made so that the Com mission can sell its He asserts that intelligent pro grams will be presented to the vot ers at the March town meeting re garding industrial development for the These programs will be based upon studies and surveys now being The Commission will be holding a meeting next Monday evening in the Municipal Building Itis an open July at 8 Of the high in the site in order to arrive at a decision on which site to recommend that the town The voters of the Town will be asked to approve Hit School Committees land iccommcnd tn ation at a special early this Town Meeting Superintendent of William tne meeting on July town was authorized by the officials will be given specific de tails on the School Committees find School Committee to send letters of invitation to the chairman and mem bers of the Finance Building Board o I Planning and the Recreation in addition to the selectmen and to Town Court sel Richard Ever since the land on Arlington has op the area has drilled Mike Bariloie seims be in favor of further Chapmans argument is that it is possible to bring in a proiluctivi well close to a well that is Han son disputes pointing out that underground water in substantia quantities can only come from a large deposit of gravel which allows the water to flow through it quick Clay and sand do not permit this In tlv Summer Street Nee lias stilted that only a small for the control of mosquitoes will be vein of gravel has been It was all Dave Bclliveau last Behind masterful nohit pitching o the young righty the White SON captured the Champion ship of the Colonial Major Only one man reached base oft that being Yankee Andy Carlson in the Iiist frame on one The huiler whiffed lU hatters him a total of ii in the two playoff games that In In regular season competition Inwon seven of the 1H Pale Hose The VViite Sox scored all of their runs in two big They ei up led for three in the home hall of the Commission iP more in the The Yankees were comple tely stopped by Belliveau and the cnly hardhit balls were both off A session sponsored by the Acton S lectmen whereby a representative nf the Attorney Generals office con ducted a suninar on land taking for town officials of the area was In Id as seheduied at the Acton Town Hall last night i Birch decided that ilksession had to be held scheduled because commit ments were already made to a large gmup of officials from neighboring Loans to Homeowners Monthly Payment per Includes both Interest and Consolidate your Loans up to SUMNER INVESTMENT 8724949 Call collrct day or night or TURN TO PAGK AIR CONDITIONED Room SWIMMING POOL mil MOTEL Acton CO 37765 Second Mosquito Spraying Set For Acton Next Week ACTON The second spraying done in lie Town of Acton during According to ELECTRIC SHAVERS REPAIRED FRANKS BARBER SHOP 570 West Acton originally purchased by thti he coming weather several acres would hi town for the elementary school com was declared unsuitable for sesveiage disposal by the State Der partment of in the School Committee has been consid ering the suitability of other sites in various parts of un suitable soil conditions for sewerage poor location or unwilling ness of the owner to sel has ruled out all but two thes two ar now under active consideration by Uie School j The spraying will he done by the VermonTHclicbpter Company FLORAL FASHIONS FLORIST Francis Arrangements wired anywhere CO 34752 12 855 Acton deposit ol Hanson asserts that to get water Iran an uadergrouml source in the volume obtained from White 1 there would have to be a deposit i of gravel four or five times the size of the when i asked if one could drill a well in the Summer Street location to yield gallons a he I of course you It is his opinion thai further drilling in the urea would a CLEARANCE SALE Of Summer Merchandise REDUCTIONS AVERAGE FROM to PRICES ALL SALES FINAL Gail Mark Shop OF WEST CONCORD   

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