Assabet Valley Beacon, July 23, 1964

Assabet Valley Beacon

July 23, 1964

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Assabet Valley Beacon (Newspaper) - July 23, 1964, Acton, Massachusetts Mystery Woman Murder Is Possible Verdict Broken Hydrant Villians Summer Hill Water Is Ruled By Algae Count Recorded State Engineer In Maynard To Test MAYNARD This past Wednes day State Board of Health Gilbert revealed the results of the water tests that his ol Iice has been conducting in May nard due to the numerous com plaints from residents of the Sum mer Street aiea of the town to the effect that their tap water has been omitting an odor and tastes Jolys conclusions were that wa Icr he tested which came fiom the top of the Summer Hill reservoir contained units of a bluegreen and only 400 unis of this algae would cause an both Joly and Superin tendent of Public Works Donald bottom and be drawn off for from time to He said that on these drafts coulc cause previously odor free water to smell for a period of one or two hours and then revert back to per botom of the reservoir ONE PERFECT SOLUTION When asked as to what the per fect solution to eliminate fires or circumstances causing this again in the Joly said that putting a roof or covering over the top of the reseivoir was thc only complete ans One of tile most interesting points which Joly brought out this past Wednesday was that the same situ ation which exiscd at the Summer Hill reservoir in the exist at the White Pond reseivoir if thc water level became low enough agreed that situation is so thc top four feet of the ponds clearing up and numerous samples surface would begin to be taken in ASSABET VALLEY VOLUME NUMBER 21 ASSABET VALLEY BEACON 19K1 1rice Id 33 Acre Site Chosen For New School Construe tion West Acton Land Is of water taken from houses in the area this past morning showed no discernible LENTS EXPLANATION Lent explained the case of thc temporal y odnr Sum mer Hill reservoir is fetl and the top fiiur feet contain algae as does Ihi lop layer of any body of Ibis top lour feet is never pumpi d into peoples homes since the outgo is at Ixjltom of the the recent Powder Mill Ikstaurant fire and the smashing of a fire hy diant in the area combined to cause1 such a draw of water from the Sum mer Hill roscivoir that this lour feel was being pumped into homes and Joly agreed with explana tion of low the algae laden tap wa was pumped lot home cuioiinip and when Lent asked him if it constituted an health danger to people using such he said that it defiiiilely did Joly also that inaddition to Lents explanation ol the drawing of water caused by a fire and a broken unusual wind currents and dialts could also be re sponsible for causing water from the top of the reservoir to plunge to the by thc in ake pipe and algae laden water would then be pumped to the fourfilths of the town that depends on White Pond TO TREAT WATER Lent asked Joly as to his sugges tions for thc best method of ti eat ing the Summer Hill reservoir at the present time to cut down the algae count in tlic top four feet so that the water would noL smell if another emergency developed and this water found itself being pump ed into told Lent to treat il with cop per sulphate which kills then treat it with chlorine to re move the dead algae because the iead algae could serve as lood for Joly suggested that j the be flooded after this is done anci caused to overflow so i that the residue would be Lent agreed to do this and im media Icy began to make plans for i its Hie Superintenj duil said that both the Summer i Hill reservoir and White Pond are j 1 periodically treated in this fashipn but that adequate dosages to meet the needs of the cm rent Top Choice of Acton School Committee ACTON The Acton School Committees search for suitable land on which to build a critically needed ele mentary may be over at At a meeting Monday with 17 town ollicials and representatives ol the Board of Planning and Itecrea tion members of the School Committee discussed their decision to ask the town to purchase acres of land between Elm and Spruce Streets in West Acton for a school situation would be applied at this PLKASK TURN TO PAGE 2 Where Was the National Guard New Lawn Watering Stirs Up Spirited Battle of the Sprinklers MAYNARD The Battle j the School Department hcad of the Sprinklers broke OUtcd by Worsley the in Maynard this past Tuesday i thc Poiic Town House morning as a veritable army of Swede avengers sprang into action a upon receipt ot battle com the and Jean mumque reporting that the chairman of the Mun sprmklers had been icipal Building and a on at the new Maynard High i staunch oppuwnt of watering thc School and the lawn was being school was unable to bo watered in violation of the taeted to take over supreme coin ACTON HOARDS GATHER Pictured above are the members of the Acton School Committee and the many town officials who ac cepted their invitation and met with them this past Monday evening to hear the Committee recommend th Flerra land in West Acton as the site for a much iKMd td elementary The School Committee members put forth the reasons they chose the Flerra land above the many other possible sites that were proposed and answered a variety of questions asked by the town R T h o m a s Wetherbee of the School Site SubCommittee is shown describing the pro posed Flerra land with the aid of a detailed map of the 33 RESERVOIR DOWN TO 22 INCHES towns water The which was more like ii sided got underway when two Willis lister o Great who lives adjacent to the and Worsley a member of the High School Building both saw the lawns be ing sprinkled and spread the The result was immediate and spec tacular as thc following battle units wore immediately mobilized and sprang into Maynard led by Commissioner John Loans to Homeowners Monthly Payment Per Include both Inlcreit and Consolidate your Loam up to SUMMER INVESTMENT 872494i Call collect day or nlfht for inand of the battle The Chief of Don was also among the missing when the battle broke out but when he returned later he issued an ord er of the day to his troops calling for vigilance in enforcing any water ban QUICK VICTORY The result of the combined on slaught of this powerful force again st the sprinkers was that the water was turned off almost as fast at it was turned Army Well Hassle Continues to Plague Hopeful Pipe Laying Starts MAYNAHD Army ammiini tioii diiuip well situation continues to plague the Mayiard Department of Public Works as the matter now in the hands of attorneys hu nothing final has been forthcoming The continues to be hopeful and Superintendent Donald Lent has had his crews laying pipe from the well site to the While Pond PLEASE TURN TO PAGE 2 BUSCEMIS Market MAIN STREET MAYHJRD SAVE MONEY COMPLETE LINE OF BEER WINE Barbecued CHICKEN 69c SMOKED Shoulders 29clb SAVE lOc Spareribs 69c Ready to serve 3 to 4 Chicken 35clb Lent told the BEACON that the Public Works Commissioners decisj reservoir so if and wien the ion not to allpw the Building Comm1 situation is finally Maynard ittee to use town water to sprinkle can begin replenishing its water sup the lawn and landscaping still stood Py and no one had issued any special j The Edison Company has also j permission to use the erecting poles and power facilities This was confirmed by Superintent facilitc the proposed The matter is now being handled for the by Town Paul who has been negotiating with the Sudbury water Districts Judge Kdward Simoneau of One of the current stumbling blocks to a appears In be Sud burys desire to sel a lease price for Maynard which would reimburs Sudbury for theyears that they paid to lease tile well and never used The Army would have to am final settlement but it is increasingly evident that Ihcy arei jusl as anxious as Maynard to get the mutter settled becausethe May nard water ban effects thnn awell as other in they were perleetK la liiviLent permission to heniu lav ing pipe in happy Lent told the that the water at While Pond is down to inches the in lake pipe and thiaus are siiil to dniciiig in the Ready to serve Home Made ROAST BEEF V2 79c Ready to serve LEAN BOILED HAM sAYE30cf9C ID Main Street Gas Lines Are Being Replaced MAYNARD Superintendent ol Public Dnnalo hn an luiLiiiced that new gas lines are laid along the upper pm ni Main Street tliat is seluduleii for fac Lent said that the work was In inn dune now si thai the street would no to he up alter it lie sain that the risurlaeinti I run Mill Street In Cireat Hoad would be gin us soon aSj the Uas line work is Subscribe To The BEACON WANTED Accounts Receivable Clerk Also typing and general office work Beacon Publishing TW12012 New High Must Be ReBid on as Cost too High ACTON 111 Illdel to keep the eol of the new ActnnHiixhuraiiiM Henional Ilkh chool within the amount al the special Town Meeting on the Cnm mittee is luing lorced o cul iiuie cornels in nr the ehool and ask fur 11w bids enntiae A low bid of from DC Slefano Construction warecei ved when but u hen the aivhiei lei and costs of equipping th school an added to this he total would be about ten percent the IK ibiri architect with rlev liiibcrl As sociates ol Lowell who ing the school itave I iini reason tm this t i die six months arehilee curr illH somi coteiiltiim levisioie the plans and alter tlice eMangi1 are d Building will be Ul tin contiile tors Im new This pi nees i ixpiCed to take about ix ground bi caking lor the new will not take place Ullil eailv instead of this siiminei as was SUBSCRIBE TO THE BEACON OWNED BY Most ol tile 1 ing tanned its er ra of iil7 Its West Acton the pin chase will be somewhere hctvuen and At chuols can he built on land and theiv is a that a portion nl i might he lor a municipal mi ming and skating of Kecii alion Commission that this latter is ally a and thai i wiil lo wait until the limn actually dei drs In the land belore into the matter In ripnil to til town Welhcrbee i South Acton i n a wh this site ii aiu llded to tile WTe proximity to population tine site is available low e is the price has bei n am present n com land iu Aelon el luim eilhel SpriKv Streets piissil pli for both recreation area uli ill row the State IVparim eei Cilberl a o ELECTRIC SHAVERS REPAIRED FRANKS BARBER SHOl 570 West Acton a at ti appllIU tile Stau CONSIDKKKD SITES Acton Planning Board Decides to Place Shopping Center Article on Warrant Shopping Center Opinion Due at Town Meeting ALTON An ilii Was Found On Acton Road MTuN The piobabillty of mur iu i1 loomas a delinite possibility AclMis im Rose Keln Wi nl SomcrvilU1 died il i Cambridui1 Hospital at approxi mately this pas Monday exartk weeks after bo hu louiiil seriniish injured and HIT on Main Street in South When cairied no per identification nor clues as to luil hail her strintis Shiwa tdkiii to tlitEmer xiii llnpital aim later tiaiiliTnd to Massachusetts nil Hospital where the strange hand it late litr to be identi In iur also a wawheeleo into the emer lieno r sister told Police hat sinhad lelt inr Sonierville home months ago and the had no knowledge her On attci showing improve tiiint but still lemaining unconsc was tiansfcrred in a Iainbridue Hospital where she died mi Monday never tuiv nu iviiainen Aitoii and Slate Police searching lor Incanu1 of the mysterious in IIA death have ruled out tltt1 ol the Watson woman inninu been hit In a moving vehiclt ui hfitm thrown lioin a moving vo but till the ol loul The povsihilitv of nuirdor increas ed this Wednesday morning as Police ivccivcd a coron icpori stating that the Watson woman iliiil as a of a blow on ih liiad which was eitlier the Hul of a or inflicted by This eliminated a picvious hat she had liven suffering from disease which caused her i tail and injiir her I ol the Watson wo man having been ejected from a car which stopped for the purpose ami the of her having wandered onto from some location are prime angles Acton Police have not been able to obtain a wor hwhile photograph ni tlitWatson woman which they could UH to acquaint tho Assabet Valley population her appearance in tlie hopes of obtaining valuable in formation cimceiuirifi hot possible I iends and activities in tin1 Academy Site Bills State Police Land Bid in Acton Lost On Beacon Hill Two Stac Police bills tiled lor action in the Legislat nie have eiialiled the construction of a State Polieu Acadtmy on tbp noiiherly sine uf Route 2 in Acton to climax at the closing of tlu One bill icqucsted the tiiiiilcnal ol a parcel of land from he of Correction to the partment of Public t i i eonii lunds for the con sti iieiion of tlie acadoim Roth bills weri reteired to a leuilative Deputj Commission11 of State Po stared that he had might this tiact of land for hne i oiiseculhe yeaiin the belief thai it was to of tin1 to use land which was alivadx owned by he He Im ther that he had not decided Police would a uain seek the Acton sile as the aca licim was Heeded Illiuls had been inane to the Stii1 Police lor the purchiise ot hi warrant ol thr Miitinu In I hi Hoard this ni it its nii hut that tue Kuan it ivaihid a un it appriUr or t1 in AtHK IKNTKK Two Allied ol iroton and iaiii i Actin biu d a 1 acre stioppiim eeiite laniI and I il which il Inr Planniiii lee iio what it decide mi thi 01 til tow also an the lioanl will that r arte e be on w a lo rhairiiian Ith or tlu a I ti Planninu ivxniiii art iele riei e at the Town M hccifiu and PLKASK TO 2 n w hie IJaOte 117 Board to approve iim ci titi r would spell oat parkinu AIR CONDITIONED Rooral SWIMMING POOL ion MOTEL Acton CO 37765 to THK KOSLKY MOTEL In Ml mi Koittis Illl lit Our Bar open daily noun III II FLORAL KASHIONS FLORIST Francis Floral Arrangements Flowers wired anywhere Ihone CO 34752 12i Main Acton SUMMER CLEARANCE Womens Childrens Infants CLOTHINC R UMSHINtJS SI10KS 25 to 50 off prices ALL SALES CASH 43 MAIN CONCORD ALL SALES FINAL 3692561 ;