Acton Beacon Newspaper Archives

- Page 1

Issue Date:
Pages Available: 22

About Acton Beacon

  • Publication Name: Acton Beacon
  • Location: Acton, Massachusetts
  • Pages Available: 3,965
  • Years Available: 1945 - 1964
Learn More About This Publication


  • 2.17+ Billion Articles and Growing Everyday!
  • More Than 400 Years of Papers. From 1607 to Today!
  • Articles Covering 50 U.S.States + 22 Other Countries
  • Powerful, Time Saving Search Features!
Find Your Ancestors Now

View Sample Pages : Acton Beacon, February 06, 1964

Get Access to These Newspapers Plus 2.17+ Billion Other Articles

OCR Text

Acton Beacon (Newspaper) - February 6, 1964, Acton, Massachusetts Maynard, Acton, Stow Election Hopefuls Named For The Latest NEWS Read "The Beacon ” \CON VOLUME ll, NUMBER 49The BEACON —Thursday, February ti, 19ti4 Price IO# Acton Moderator Race, Maynard School Comm. Contest    Spice    Ballots The filing of Candidacies is com (of candidate filings slums only the plot*? in all ot the Awa bet Valiev Selectman's seat tieing contested, towns with the exception of Stow However, the filing deadline has not and the ballots which will face the I yet been reached in Stow and further voters in Match are almost com |candidates may cone fowaid. pie-cly determined.    ■    'j-pt. |H,.g mole than five contests A dearth of contests appears to be in tire Max nard ejection is princtp the most significant aspect of this alb a result of the Maynard He year's election day line pp as in iiihlican I own Committent not lie town theft will be mor • elerdiv" of ing able to come up with candidates rices tieing uncontested .hun contest j lor six elective slots. While the De od.    moola!-    will field a full slate oi May until will have five eon'os's ts with the exception of re spiced by an eight man lace for th ce I11 (’"cd Demociats to edoose incum School Committee seats’ wit' the ^enl MjodctlUor, Philip Wilson ann Acton ballot will list four ballot I ox incumb nt Town Treasurer, Howard battles, the most intriguing o which L. h.r.g. now appears to be a Thiee man tun A breakdown of the ballot 'lineup for the Moderator's post.    j- as indows Stow brings up the roar in the    r*,virrTivTTtt*n run    o matter o! contests as a cut rent check    CONTINUED ON    PAGE - Will Query Local Legislators Acton Seeks Solon Support For Land Bid Legislation Shopping Plaza May Come T o Maynard v,    , Friday Meeting With Eaton, Fletcher m , [bill Comes lip for a vote on Heucon •aet I Hill, A SAD STATE — Pictured above is the Maynard Veterans Memorial located in Memorial Park which has evidently been the victim of vandalism. The circled area of the photo shows how part of the monument has been knocked down and similar damage was done on the other side of the structure.    BEACON    STAFF    PHOTO *    *    *    *    *    T- Party Caucuses on Tap in Maynard MAYNARD Rather hum drum hold their annual caucuses at the Municipal Building. At the present time, no party Madeline Lukashuk early last month. The Selectmen stated that they old not have time in which to study struggles for elective office are in the report of the inquiry into DPW sight. Each party has only one can- operations conducted by the Depart-didate seeking nomination in any ment of Public Works Comniis- office. Aspirants for public office have been meager this year and both par sioners at tile inquest of the Board of Selectmen. The amount of work involved in setting up the warrant ties have town posts that are p|5en for the town meeting in March and on the ballot because no citizens! involved with negotiating the pur- would come forward to run. In the Caucus tonight, the Democratic Party is expected to endorse its candidates for office while the chase of land for a. dump has brushed the DPW probe into th6 background. Some observers feel the lack of Republican Party will go through haste on the part of the Selectmen the (notions of nominating its can didates tomorrow evening. Loans to Homeowners $21.00 Monthly Payment per $1,000, include* both Interest a .id Principal. Consolidate your billa. Loans up to $18,000. SUMNER INVESTMENT CO. _ .. Framingham, 872-494a Call collect day or night for details Tax Returns Prepared Federal & State Individual and Small Business MULT. FOLEY Accountant 82 Acton St., Maynard Call 897*2595 seems to con Ii tm the statement of DPW Commissioner Ray Sheridan last week that there was nothing to the charges. The Selectmen merely said they did not have an opportunity to study the Commissioners’ report when asked the status of the investigation last Tuesday night, however. The investigation was instigated by a complaint from Madeline Lukashuk that discrimination was being piacticed in the Department regarding the hiring of temporary help. When the Commisioners aid not agree that -this situation existed, Mrs. Lukashuk then went to the Board of Selectmen with information concerning Hie operation of Public Works which she said the DPW Commissioners should know. As a result of this information, the Selectmen asked the Commis sioners to investigate tile information and to report their findings I hack to the Selectmen. A State House healing on the hill was scheduled for next week bul a ACTON The Acton Industrial IJT’^ kVTVh,! * bC,'W " (,u s,r(' ** Development Commission has ie I    ,(,    (    l    1.    . quested Hcp.esentativ John Eaton.!, h] •M'.lon to the Aetut bill orig Hep,esc,ativc Vernon Fletcher, th, .    for    « M»> ll present Acton Representative ami    V    1 ..    ,    rn .ten will Ii if a S.,im    .slier    Ini Senator Charles Ch sen to meet with1    ,    .. .    ,. ,    , „    .ii    i    i'm thai day winch Wail lianes th* hem at >1 pm. on th -, l'tHliii even ,    ,    ,    .    ,    . ...    ,    ...    ..    ..    '    ,    transfer ol appi'axmiaUTv .seventeen mg at the Acton own Hall Im the    , *    . ,    iii.-    aa es of I.-id ai the a fly J* purpose Of learning lie lege la or s 0* U(U|t| frm ,    *    Qf views 0,1 House Bul No. 2HH placed Corr,Ci M tn ts    Pol;..., by the Acton Industiigl Commission and tiled with the State Legislature by Rep. Fletcher, The Bill to be Discus vee! at the open meeting requests the transfei of approximately twenty five hci*m of land located at tile co.lier OI Hosmer ‘he Depaitment of Correc ion to the •Town of Acton for use as an inoiis-tiial site, with all prone*Js of the use as Stats Pi ire Ai id my -i r. Depu y Co rmi sisn;f <’ State Porn. .    ii**-.    .•    ........ •, Tues day BEACON interview that he definitely felt the Ai ten Ste. iv quested by the State Police, was , the best that co Id b for* d. He street ann Rou e 2 l'«njsi lt d <ht, S.a 4 Polici- Bill was not a red herring to re at the In dustrial Dcve'o imc'it ( omni'-•-• u bill, as the Aeon site was readilv sale of the land to be returned to accessib’t (rom all parts of New England, lying en a ma jor highway and located helluva I tomes 14» and the state. The Acton Industrial Commission which has placed bills of a similar 495, natuie before the Legislature twice in addition, he pointed out that before, has tailored the current bill the Acted site w as no Ur .from the to request twenty ffW acres of land j Boston State Pollee ll adm,ar .vs which is cui rently unused by the and well with'n commuting disti.ucv A si IO.*1*1 NG (’EN I Ult OI? HOI SKS? — ll 'iv i< t he .segment ai I lie i wen Iv acre lf arf bl’ farm land bordering Boule 27 in .Maynard which will he tip fur rezoning I rom a single residential argil br ti business urea at the March town meeting, The land Ideal lh! on the Sa 'n Farm con kl well lie the silt' of May tm rd'* Ii 1st fringe area shopping! cen I ut* complex. A spokesman I' <r the land owners i.sserts that the lr.lid may Le utilized for home eonstruction if it cannot he yon -I for business purposes.    BEACON    STAFF    PHOTO Reformatoiy and was originally pri vately owned tax bearing land (ak en by the state during the construction of Route 2. The two Representatives will be requested to stale ffielY Attitudes to ward the bill and their intentions of support or non support when the for instructors who would teach at tile academy. Havey pointed out that In would like a lake or pol on the site of I !*n' ‘‘host cl the Where the Deer and...M EVI rv'10 Iv ex ii ut I MohicJ! vs” vv .1. rn t* MAYNARD a po I ice .. acadc my. . ui^giiiHti 0:1 rifle range, but Inst after still iii g arnold houses and bv el* ti ices (11 G.lrficld Slro'Pf’Tn Mavtrrrtl (feist to * range, but that arter study'eg a dozen sites, beloved the Acini    bk-( ny its ;i loll grow ' (I site to lie the most ideal. Acton Selectmen Split on Question Of Executive Secretary Article I picked 'Iii* unlike Hest spot in the \- ib.t Valley ta cavort and -< id the ii s del's iota a tizzy. T'*e (Ii    'I* was first    sighted in the back yji'd ol Mrs. Reginald Clair, at I!) (Lufield Siree-*, and from tins p. int rn    he ltd tile    inhabitants of tin* bailiwick ii merry    chase as thev The wairant for the Great    toad    near the    present Greet, j tried to    keep 1 ]> wi    ll lbs lapidly Meadow    and    new High School «»*<i    changsig    position in    the tu-ighlior- and he. vv cen    lino I. Eminent Domain Bid for Bceske Land Among 58 Articles on Maynard Warrant ACTON For the third ciiosi ii-    WI 1    ti on - , a. J 11 vi year, the warrant ol the An ( ■.art - Via. I'd a • 1 ii town nu ting in Acton will Ii, hut to • I carry an article to sec ii th. Sown an Ext t, ,\a .Seen 'will authorize the Board el Select': ni.,a. lea.lilt iii. 1 to lure un Executive Secretary I na I pn-.-ihili > el MAYNARD town meeting iii March will have approximately fifty c ght articles in all. tho Finance Cnnmittiv s ated last Tuesday evening. Major ai tides will involve the pur chase of land tor a new dump. Of the many alternative solutions to the present dump problem, one re quest is tho appropriation of $30,000 1 to take some of the Boe.ske land I on Route 117 by eminent domain. ! Other suggestions include the leas the use ol school owner he two schools.    ‘'BEACON**    tvpoUer    p'-o'.agraph Iii a move designed to hotel down I 1 r F(l I lea ac rushed to the sc n» costs, the Finance Committee re j'Hl1 he foiled in his c lio :s to kc., quested that the DPW withdraw an I >V ’vi ti the licit greyhound of th. article calling for the appropriation of fluids to pm chase a- new flout loader needed to cany out sandaly fill operations. The Department agreed to drop to Ii hired equ ment as it is now doiny forest md ripped his pints un .1 picket fine'-.* for his troubles as he attempted to pursue the deer anil get close e icegh for a ph'tuo . Thus. the iud result of the deer's visit    wos    an    unforgetigble morning ing of    the    present    dump    site    at    J    mrs article    and    will    continue    to    ;    ;j,|    M-s 0|    (Jarl'ifkl Street $3,000 a    year,    leasing    of the    Quarter    operate the    dump    vvitli    hired    equip    ,    a pjn    (o,.    a ,,ajr    ()f npp,.^ punts master    land    off Taylor road,    the    '    ment as it is    now    doing.    |    .'or    the '‘BEACON " en tile niofer, suited. “I'm for ■s ablishment of ary would lie a up to th; •■xx :i-Toim Mi* lager at a salary of tm thousand dollars form of g,Heroin 'it wltith, in < flee;, JI year.    would tutu tlne< ecu a hilt 'n Ona Win ii ques. in led on the artic!', wars to 'ii: kite Th, Exec uti\< Sc vv 11 i i ii was placed on the warrant by tx ary would lie an int rim type ai pet it i 1 of twenty Acton residents, admini.strtitivp mn. Thu pc: rsl of lh" th re ■ Aet,'i Selectmen stated three and a hall 'n tour years could diversified cp'.lions.    !y< the most critical pe-md of growth I.anr nce Donne! y stated that Iv* fbr Ar rn." ti ii th i e was no Heed tor ,".1 Exec- Wli ti I'eqiit -ted to state his >,pi> 1-utive S crctary II - said. "Mis- Mil- im of the Ex cut ive S< eivtary \r* hu:y is doi-ig i xiii Iv that job at    tide.    Se'cc I IIJI* I A'    lie; I.    ■ stan-.l. presell. This person VV mild Ii ayu i“*v’’IT'    still ppOs ti.    I I    el    tim run, authority. Ifs a waste of money as nu beati. I- syren eau In en all ti’i various (lapartnu'.its arc pres proved Im: as <>: now. ti' - job lias i - ii 11 y cav-n (I. Now, a town niaoag r eat heil iii-tint -n in any manner could take ov er tile resp, cisihility cf lf nill now all I o. ti se w( are talk the various departments and cor re    tug about i-. a glorifiii*    clink lie’ll late the ii* various project.-,. I'm op    have    tm artitorvy    I i<    e|    a Sd cit posed simply en the grounds ol dii- man cannot deli gate his n -p,n-il>,! cit mw"    i y rn a’Hltliei i rn I i x iiluak" Rezoning OK Would Create Possibility MAYNARD In an interview with the "BEACON" tin-, past Tuesday night. I’ii m r Ko-ki s|H,kcsnnin for a group of Maynard landowners, said that they Ilave |>etitioiieo for tfic lius-iilt ss zoning et JO acres of their land oil Route Ji ii that it would faeili-ta'e tin leasing or selling ut the land as the sit; ut a modern shopping ct liter. Jijieaking for the group, Koski. the pmprictni of the Elmwood Farm hio.e on Mimic JA said that they have been a tipi (ladled by several busine-cs eiti.ceins that have evl-det'.ced an in 1 lest iii .eeating iii the .ii ca. FDI JR MARCELS Hi land .dung Mou'e 27 consists ol flair |Mieels they are owned by Lirgui alw! Sum* Koski. Milton and.. A1 im Dim bis. Itaiph atm Irma Board man. and William and Vf 11 lie Simon ai d William Sale, XI though a twenty acre ti act is up Im rezoning at the Vlareh 3rd town meeting only ten acies abutting 'Route 27 iMaikei St leat) would In* - -In rn leased Im a modern shopping - 11 der. Koski told the "BEACON" that the I'tanning Board will hold a hearing on l-ehruaty Aith to discuss the peti-tinn In rezone the land from single residential to business and at that tune he would present any firm let-! ted ii intent iii intcicst from inter-1 sti*(. should any fie in Iii - possession lh it time. I Iii small bti.-ine-s that Koski now opt rates in the pieseiit single resi* iii iu i zone i> .1 ni ai conform ing lins tness that was ab* .tov tlieie before May 1 .aril'- zoning laws went into j et ti ct I hi land that would be utilized In; ,1 jsissibie future shopping center CONTINUED ON BAGE 2 DWP Investigation Report Is Stalled MAYNARD    The    Selectmen again Delayed action Tuesday night party caucuses are expected tonight ! on the report submitted by the DPW (Thursday) and tomoijovv when the Commissior.eis answering charges Democratic and Republican Parties leveled against the Department by Acton Boards Back Rezoning Of Craig Land Maynard Interested In Sudbury Well MAYNARD The Maynard Rub lie Winks Depaitment has cnteicd into exploratory talks with tilt Sen bury Mater District involving the possible use of a well locale ti in th. QuartomiiiStei Ammunition Dump which Suuburv has rights to. DDM Commis.simu' that 'iii town will ilump the water t rom ti. we'I into 'I:    White I’m id wide. shell. I cella! gin:; tie g: ne lid. With Im VVC'i th- aret:eal!\ capable el pn.s emu un av ti,an I ail.(Mill gal Ions a uay, it would hr (jossihic fin the Kiss ii I" i'i pieui-h a iat'ge pal: Bas oh.od OI thf (laiI\ Sheridan told th "BEACON" that "Sudbury seems to be willing to let Maynard use the web un a teinB tiny basis." Ile said that it is estimated that tin well vvu 1 iti pio\ ai. In hi JIM to COO gallons a minute. 'I he well is on Guveminent own.■ ti property but Sudbury ha- a tight rn the wide! with the permission oi th Government. The town is apparently willing to let Maynard exercise this light with tile approval cl the (im el nment. I lie wed lies wiihin a mile ot May nut ii - watei supply at W hite Bond. according to Sheridan. Ile state the p. pump w aiel ( 1 >11-111111 r. 111:.    V la heat vaa la-' sum ie watt-: hail, tile town ■. nil ii . - than I. UMI.mill Nashoba Regicnal High Gets Gift Frcnrfoncord STOM A -Af ut -st:iu.■ Ii-ii:i; i'r a's has :. .■ 1 :1;Iy Ii; it p■ ■ ra • Na-iiol' i I! gnmal ll . 1 Si rn i. by Harold MW- \ • -ll1 ll’ I.'!' M. 11 111' .Ie! I ll    I' ti. Wes' I. in 1 n ■' ti Radio Company I'he git -1! hide; I th: UA \l Ahi: - anti en I \ arilli . W M\l HEARINGS ON proposed changes to the zoning by-law of the town of Acton brought a good-sized crowd ot interested citizens last Tuesday night. Shown above {ire members of the Planning B(*tmtrT^t'To~ngbt7~AiTmi I* Uhavboimcau, Davttl Tinker. Ch,iii num. mn! John Loring. Mrs. Clark JVlciElvein is serving as secretary for the Hoard RE.A CON STAFI PHOTO FLORAL FASHIONS FLORIST , Francis Ward. Prop. Floral Arrangements Flowers wired anywhere Phone CO .Vt7hV2 121 Main St. So. Aition ACTON — The Acton Planning Board held two hearings last Monday night at the Acton 'Center Fire house to consider a proposed amendment to the zoning by law, as well as rezoning a tract of larid for in dustrial use. The hearing room up stairs was well crowded with inter- dustrial Development Commission, The Discussion of the establishment as well as the Planning Board. cl the light industrial distiict, by ; The proposed amendment to the definition, which was the subject of by law concerned the establishment tile first hearing, was a prelude to of a light industrial district, by UC tile rezoning of the land in South finiticn, specifically spoiling out what Acton which was tile matter fbi cascan be done iii a district of this cussion in the silennu bean lg which type. As explained by John Lit ing began at Oz The number of people ested citizens who kept the Planning 1 ot the Planning Board, this ty pc of present at the second hearing was zoning would specifically spell out j much huger than thai at the first. the type of industry to be located ! "Ted" Bullier, spokesman for the in the area, which would accrue to In(iustnal Development Commission the benefit ot both the abutters as    ,    ,    ,    . recorded his group as being very well as the light mdusti' which Board on its toes with their ques tions. Prime discussion revolved a-fxiut the rezoning of the “Craig" land, a 25 acre tract off School street, South Acton, near Route 2. This had the backing of the In- wou|d locate there. CONTINUED ON RAGE 3 WANTED Young man to monitor Linotype machines. No experience necessary. Should be mechanically inclined. BEACON PUBLISHING CO. TW 7-2012 Classified Ads Pay Off!! I .AMI KOR SALK STOW I 1 NER ES KNOWN AS BIRCH HILL Suitable tor apple orchard.- or i.ei* homes PANDY A POSTAL H75 i'.l Hi B I 23 tit z POR REM    SIX ROOM DUP LEX oil lr it hot water hath ’(in sc I HH a anti shopping. $70 niontii. Randy Apostal. K7.7tillfi. B I 30 5tz cor The above classified advert isements were placed in this paper by Randy Apostol cf Natick. The ad on the hind fur sale brought in eleven i jills from Thursday through Sunday and the a I lid vv; i s sold. The russified jai of the jipjiriment for rent rc.xult-in jib iinniedijite rental. A post o| said this paper’s classified ;id\ertising pull was terrific and exclaimed ... "(Mi man! . . . What response! .    .1    didn’t ex pect such a response since this is a slow time of the year ... I got calls from jill oyer — that paper of yours e e r t a i ti I y gets around I” Try a Classified Ad TW 7-833! ALSO ’I he following* classified was placed by John Barba-gallp of Keo Street, Maynard who sold his Volkswagen after one printing of the ml. The ad was scheduled to run for threg weeks. IW2 \ W ST VITON W AGON Deluxe with -un moi RXII low mileage like now St,til') TW. 7-21M54. B I 30-3t >z' ;