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Acton Beacon (Newspaper) - February 20, 1964, Acton, Massachusetts * Make A Date!!... “BEACON” Candidates’ Night Set For Next Thursday Hopefuls to Hold Center Stage 1 ft es) intents all. and entertainment for MAYNARD — Final plans are now participate in this year's candidates | various candidates and the second being attended to and the third an night as all but one or two of the part, following intermisson. will be •ural “BEACON candidates Might prospective of Hot holders will defi given over to the audience asking is all set for next Thursday evening nitoiy be present for the affair. At1 questions of the cancidates and the at Green Meadow School Auditor- j the present time, it is known that i candidates questioning each other. *l,m-    [seven of the eight School Committee! Outing intermission, members of The candidates will bt' on hand. candidates will be on hand as well the audience may write out ques the Maynard Community Band w ll las the complete candidate lineup lot > lions and place them in a box. Tho lend color and excitement til the almost every other contested clee j moderator will then oirect the ques proceedings, and theie will be re lion slot.    Dions to the pertinent candidate 01 Next Thursday's candidates night i candidates indicated.    . will commence at 8 p.m. sharp and I    IMPORTANT ISSUES Once again. Leo Martin will act as I the Maynard Community Band will' With such a large manlier of can-1 moderator and conduct the evening's Iregin interlainlng at 7:30 p.m. ! (I,dates on the 1964 ballot and so activities. ^    TWO    PARTS    I many issues of importance in the MCCORD GROUP    I The first pait of the program will .wind, it is hoped that the attendance A record /group of candidate* will j be devoted to statements by the I at candidates night is the biggest i I ana best yet. The affair offers the I J voters of Maynard their onp and only j opportunity to hear the views of the -.■annioates and question them pre vious to election day. The current line up status of candidate participants in next Thursday evenings candidates night currently stands as follows: SELECTMAN ; Albert Alexanian Raymond Wuorio I SCHOOL COMMITTEE (3 Yearn) i Albert Rogeis John Taylor j Victor Tomyl I fan Alexander I Thomas Fitzpatrick twill not attend) SCHOO!, COMMITTEE (2 Years) Frank White I Gerald Clark I Herbert W iliams I BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS ;Howaid F. King ! John Tobin ^Wiil no* attend) PLANNING BOARD (5 Years) | Robert 0. La Rue (2 Years) : Charles W. McDonald ! Daniel V. ("Oakley BOARD OF ASSESSORS ! Thomas Duggan LIBRARY TRUSTEE I Mrs. Otis Hunter Mis. Ru h Regan (Will not attend) WELFARE BOARD Raymond E. McGilvray BOARD OF HEALTH Irving Manning (?) I* r ACON VOLUME ll, NUMBER 51 The BEACON—Thursday, February 20, I JIO I Price IO# $7 Tax Hike Seen For Acton Capital Expenditures Pending for Future Add to Dark Picture TAX Q AT El TOO /VS And 1930 1904. TO iq A?) t o nj ro ti 4*0 CAT TA* X    C    Ci    t*.    1,000    ♦'7fe, 50 *45V Ad • 9»» Bi Y(_a B FOR A WORTHY CAUSE — William Tobin, Chairman of Maynard’s 1964 Heart Fund drive is shown going over plans for a house to house canvass with members of his committee. His co-workers are (L-R): Helen Johnson, Barbara Tucker, and Rita LeSage. Water Main Extension Turned Down in Acton Lom6 by Potty Votes At Water District Annual Meeting ACTON — Approximately ICO mem- and Maynard Warrant Lists 55 Articles MAYNARD - The Maynacd A»-^ Dual Warrant, now rn the process j of being printed, contains fifty-five, articles, several of which have been rather controversial up to this po:nt. Previous to the release of the warrant. the Finance Committee met j with all the town departments and I oilicers involved to discuss and study I the articles and to prepare recommendations for the warrant. Especially interesting in this year’s warrant are seven 01 eight articles which deal with quest tons I needed a two-thirds majority I missed by four votes. COST SET AT $100,000 I The final article of the meeting I was placed ai the warrant by peti-ition of residents of the Disrtict and I requested that a main' be extended bere of the Water supply District |or a distance of approximately 9,350 of Acton attended last Mon-1 |eet jn an easterly direction on Main day nights annual meeting at the street,from the end of the exisiting Town Hall and the high point of main at the Conant Station and to their action on a thirteen article war - j install necessary fittings and hy- rant came on the item ot business ({rants. The Commissioners stated,  ................. when the much discussed article that Article 13. if passed would cost I long discussed and lengthily argued which sought the approval of a wa-1 an estimated $100,000.00 of which | during the past year, ter main extension in Nor th Acton j $60,000. would have to be voluntary j 5 DUMP ALTERNATIVES went down to defeat as 54 votes j contributions (rom the abutters of:    The    most prominent of these is were in favor and 34 opposer! but it j toe proposed main. Winston Newman ] an ar ticle concerning the acquisition ___    . ___    said that he felt that there was jot land in which to start a “sani- skullduggery involved in the pro- tary landfill’' operation. The ques-posal and that the wells were good | tion of the land was a topic which in that ar ea or town and no one was 1 came close to rating its own ape crying tor water. Town engineer. >cial town meeting several months Fred Hatrack, stated that it was a ago. when the Board of Selectmen voluntary agreement and ther e were I cancelled the meeting due to con CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 fUS‘°n involved' -    7 i I Z § *    4 0 <    5 J J t 0 a 1 A*■>    TOTA    1_    VA.    LUC ■ LAL AUD PCQ' VALUATION aaa POPULATION rnOM iqso TO IC)€>2> a*jc> pqojlctioni rota 1 9<£>a J \( TDN Tin \< • .n E ll. nice ( 'n:’I pa • d In la • i ui ' s917,674. The Mil!!. ■t . Mill ; Ie |b ■ , at iii 11 null til UHM UC! I ''I ade*I MO '(liKatinn for Bim 11 ll ill \"i"*n V I'M I dill uh d Neb It! ill I bibi xx.*- S8|:i,(M3. The cost t hat Hic lux rate I im :ii y cai I'M. 'ii - •filii atimi i i til. Ib gimial high Will increase al*ail <7 I, I .1 i1 .iii chn m| I, Up , 11 *, ii v ii^iHH) <ix*'i' last Ii eh (ll IS It) per lilt ti i * ,'iH I i ul,al - ti xi ai . nit! ■ A* -bun standing at y nill; Ilion 'lid' i ' ia-« d I I •' I I, it' ) ■ ll'.! .Vs;:, a i * un, I id!** s|32.D!i5, the abir inc i • ;• -I ■ ai Iii.' lit V t'l til attn • I ill! XX ll cl xx a 'p. lit iii I'.M’ki. The M uh. i iii) MV*-1 lam y cut ai • I un I ill be I* in III ti,i- Ina.get i> Mistitle* Cl ii ■ i ai total *:i 11 ital id i tint!' no xx hi* ll Ii a I ist'll nbuut Sal!.ODO. s Lim .(MNI I it',ii Ail • Ic I in till ' l')*i I i:mi I ' it 1.1, ..I I in i n. I in S3H7.495 this wart ant. a- ticninrric'Hi IMI, , will In y tar si 13.: 111.i. bi (Ilie im : un i • 'X' ie;)* 11 ti: c Pl ll .IGE d IBE DEPARTMENT i i em nm iidcd by J1 i, I lit ' i ■ ( mc Bl DGE I S UP mn a ■ Ic --I ,<) ll ll 'll , i u'l 1 cf pica i and fire protec- NO MVK.R < SP 11 M. * , i IX III Im upjHiixiniately sgH.IIOO EXI ‘EMM'i I KI A IN I ;s I IMA I I- ii • • ha1 a !; is: xi ai Tins is prin- 'In x pay* I ..:* I* rn M idi •i, H,.,i i b* 11 i pa dx th i ■ i-. i ult ai th* seven lull • III ! III I*I.IvI , apd ut • >j I, ' -ll 'n* i I t inn ■ hr. I til ; th.i I in x * been auth I III' Hie tell ,n 1 Iii' ti na I ; - tic til A* c bx a po x kin - lira n meeting bi ii 'ii' nu In* i PMI I* i Xx "Ii i Ii XI,., Sain n<" and xx.c.i * m the fire I II MU ii afb tile ti IX 1 u! bu I c it ■ * i tm*: I* xx I 11', limn Sib.HMH last . -ital ill-ben 'It la, pc- ! i' * rn in U, ;. ,l! Im i” 11 I * tin' y ‘ar. Total lire cub ‘gory i ■ th un ii-: i rn I .IMIII MUI' im ' ii Mil budget would be SIDI,PM) Ii,, t Ile 111 .-un,ti .1 1111HM Ii ll III’ i mnpii rn .1 to ST 1.8.0 last year. yon i I .ii th |hu i:i I III* i i .I.,,, I in p. ne. ■ ne i ti ' ll lit budget will 111- 19*0 IJ “uS. 19 “SuV YtAg POLPAQE.O e»Y Tin A sic O 19 COAX A I 19=^ iqbZ. T O vs/ N or HISTORY OF TAX RATE in Acton during past I I years is depicted in graph above. As can be seen, it has more than doubled during this time. As seen in bottom graph, valuation has gone up almost tour times during the same time interval. Estimated valuation for this year is $16,900,000 up about one million over last year. Population during the period has tripled, according to estimates, and now is near the 10.000 mark. Women’s TM. RoH Off At CROWELL BOWL Sat. F«k 22 at 2 p.m. No Entrance Fee Required Rt.1l7ftRt.62 STOW —TW 7-8A1 I Acton Selectmen Weigh Appeal Decision Tax Returns Prepared Federal & State Individual and Small Business PAUL T. FOLEY Accountant 82 Acton St.* Maynard Gall 867-2505 Sweeney Wins Right To Construct Duplexes In an attempt to solve the problem of conversion to sanitary fill. live alternative lots have been in-1 set ted in one article, concerning! lour different parcels of land. The first land plot is one belonging to the School Committee, not pre gently being used for anything. This ACTON — Permits for the con- ney's •Court Appeal, stated that he Chairman of the Board ol Select lies between the middle school and struction of duplex houses which thought the judge was in error and men. Charles MacPhersnn, at the mind 1 -et re > I* Unilid. ll \ nit I. IIH,1 tax 1 att    I In < ado an additional I pl ! ale. Iii a*.iii;ina, tin (awn :    'hic \\ .til the rn a i    -    >    el    bu:idiie. a    'n I nom i . mental x a I ti 111 j wli.i' vi ll cost in the I ii in :> ut si .nuo.OKI \ii bund 1 od thousand Im aln .uh Eli v o' - 11 ha lh' 11 1. jot t. Im it in th sit*    for the s. I'Mva was 1 eject*    o lr, tho    stat' ll* an'    iii lr 'al, Ii    ti    i>m st mot.on ot tho    ol .I i' * I    has boon    .    ' abey <\ih o    \\! lo 11 a    --11 ii. 11 ii.    -1    1 I nurn! constr notion will Mn' ly Ii, r than original!,*, exilic.i'a t, Mu would ann at Ii ast armill* ’ it* to Iii    tax rah ar    ll)* •> Til    En    in < I 1 in in it U c ■ t ll. ■ .a    a if* ei.r, i    na    ., *•" addition to th* 'ax I alo ' ext y> ai. ii ail proposed capital expohditin ■ s pm oi l ti as < 1,!iii o 1 alan 11 .SCHOOLS \(V< HNT I I Ii; LARGE PART oh IM RE \SE ( 'est ill eillioat un Iii tho dm ll will show an inn on w nl sin 1,258 «r\ 1 1 last year 'I Iii' y, . 1: ». lot,ii biali 1 ' II n    t din at a n is    si ,i)'2i;.!t;i'»    as    01 * n 10.1 nl* ahi iii* sn.non from $64,257 . !. "ii I '•    1 'Iii result of the '    • lei a nay mon am and other 1 !ar a rea i Th*• I*»»I.i* o Depart inc I.!    :>    a'kine    foi    two additional nu ii    in    ii «pm    all    budget article I Ii 11 ii lur si,.IWN) lh wi vee. the Fill* ae* 1 nniniiM" . ii iHinnending on A {.(NM) fin 01 1 man. NO \:t;NI-To REDUCE I \\ I? VI E Ma    v via:    tin* Finance Commit- ' 1    ba ta la    mon, ;. from surplus i " to I odin 1' tim tax rat*-. I low 1 r, this aooitun: now 'taiui- tit only mod! Si III,lino ai d since $36,909 1    in    in. 'id ii    to    In transferred ' ••rn Surplus Revenue, only 100.000 'n,, :    in-    ii t’    1 :bi.    ac*Hunt    after a    nn eliee    I In 1-1 im-itier**1 by 1 i    h    nan**■ (    nimitti 1 to lie a bate rn mmiimitn to, ibis account. m; '!), SIL.'.io, ; pn-si ated as re-• nm    a 1 ie,tmh'    by ;bi    Linahee    tom- nit a    fur    'ho    Mi s|h i    al at tides on in Warrant, si.5.00» wottJil'1»c rained and .va; IWN) transit ; led. Tin balance rn 'I'hOOd would In taken horn the • hi a iii..i ii.n. y aeeount. This mid    In    iisi"I. rn conjunction    with aa toil,'amal si.(IOO to he taised for tin pun n.i'i el a new truck tor tile COXTIXTKI) UN PAGE 3 FLORAL I ASHIONS FLORIST Francis Ward. Prop. Floral Arrangements Flowers wired anywhere Phone CO .1-1752 121 .Main St. So. Acton New February Series Serial Shares Available Current Dividend Rate per annum Save before you spend and see how your money grows — watch it increase at maturity some 22'/*, with quarterly dividends. Your Shares are insured in full. Does your youngster have his own Serial Share Account? Open one for him. How about 5 Shares as a starter? Ifs a great idea—don’t wait—do it now! CONCORD CO-OKRRTlfE MNK 31 Walden Stret, Concord, Massachusetts Telephone: EMerson 9-2400 CONVENIENT PARKING REM OF BANK the high school, and would require 1 had been revoked by the Board of expected that the Supreme Judicial a starting amount of $6,000 to ope- Appeals, were ordered reinstated as Court would uphold Iris and the rate.    the result of a ruling by the Su- Appeals Board’s contention that is The second package is the Cough perior Court in Lowell last Wednes- suance of the permits was illegal, lin land known as the Assabet Mills Hay. February 12. The court found When informed that Sweeney intend Dump Lot, containing about 17's *n favor of Developer Paul.Sweeney, led to start construction on the three acres and now being used for pri- whose four permits tor the construe- remaining duplex* s. Rue stated that vate dumping. This would also cost tion of duplex houses on Arlington “he does -o at Ins own peril, for if $6,000.    Street, issued by the Selectmen in I th* A third alternative would be a September, 1902, were revoked by versed, he might be asked to teal $500.00 per annum lease with the1 tht> Roard of Appeals in a decision them down." Asked when he intend federal government to use a part I handed down in February of 1963. ; (led to file his appeal. Rite stated op'nicn, "there is a real qu of the Maynard Quartermaster Test Sweeney had appealed this decision that he was awaiting the decision the eorrectnf'ss of the judge's 1 Activity area for dumping. In the and the case was tried before Judge of the Board of Selectmen, and Vincent R. Brogna On January 24. boiled that they would apical. Ile Mr. Sweeney, when contacted by added, however, hat lie had iv the BEACON, stated that lie "was , ceivod a call from Selectmen's Coon event that this idea were adopted, I an additional expense of $6,000 would be incurred for installing a pumping j system and fencing and clearing ol i the site. j BOESKE SITE CONSIDERED 1 Two other alternatives concern tji-! tiler taking or leasing Glace P. Boes- Tuesday evening meeting of tile Board, asked McCall* ii lie had, iii effect, said this to Ka* Mr. McCall! slated that he had said this to Rac, and that he was so advis’ng the Selectmen. Mr. McCabe revealed that lie had not sou) th* decision MacPh ai'sui read a letter from At-Superior Court's decision is re- tome* Herbert Wilkins ol Concord. who had represented til*' Board of Appeals, which stated that in h la lion ut ‘tug. Si'lee there is to he an appeal any way. I hope the Board ol Select nu B and the Board of Appeals will wish to Ila** the town's point <1! view presented to the Supreme Judicial Loans to Homeowners $21.IMI .Monthly Payment p«»r $1,000, im Unit s both In***»ost a»»d Principal. Consolidate your Hill*. Loans up to $15,000. SUM NLR IN VO IMI NI CO. Framingham, 872-4H40 Call collect day or night for detail* Ii ION KU IC no nr •* WING I’UGL MOTE I Ut. 2, Adon CO 3-7765 IF YOU CAN PAY FOR Va OF A CAR... pleased that th* evidence had been    j sol.    Richard    McCabe,    who told    him weighed and justice had been up-    that    he    was    advising    the Selectmen    Court    " held.” Concerning the possibility of    .not    to    finance the    appeal of    th*'    .McCain the town’s taking an appeal from the judge's decision, Mr. Sweeney ke's 17 acre land tract on Waltham I stated    ,0I*    the    public    ti*    a street    I    suey should not be further looted. The Boeske land, part of which j    RAE    TO    APPEAL is now in use as a town dump, could    Attorney Leonard Rae of West    Ac-    \ be taken by eminent domain, and    tcn who originally contested    the would cost the town $30,000.    J    granting of the permits tor tho    du-    i On the other hand, the land can    i    piex houses, when they were granted    ( be leased for $3,000. requiring $7,500 by the Board of Selectmen, and act-CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 I ed as an interested party in Swee- i case. MACPHERSON OBJECTS TO TO COUNSEL'S DECISION mil* rated Ins belief that Sweeney had Ii*, years of pro'* c-tit • ! against the zoning changes sub CONTINUED ON AG POSmOM WASTED - Male Ready, willing and able to work as office and accounting manager for small businessman. Experienced accountant, with additional expert ence in purchasing and sales. Available imme* diately. 1 WRITE BOX 16 NEWS-ENTERPRISE, HUDSON, MASS. 8TH ANNUAL FIREFIGHTERS’ BALL FRIDAY EVENING FED. 21st, 1964 Blanchard Auditorium, West Acton Dancing from 8:00 to 1:00 Benefit of the Scholarship Fund Herbie W ayne and His Orchestra ADMISSION—ONE DOLLAR HARVARD TRUST WILL HELP YOU WITH THE REST Harvard Trust Company has helpe (.thousands of car buyers with lew cost into Ie ins. You may borrow up to two thuds ut tie; p irchasi: price ut book value, and ta we up to Jo months to pay. Rates? A low $b per i>lod per including life insurance on tile unpaid balance. When you compare rates — as all caietul buy et s do - - be sure you include this provision in trie total. Write ot phone tor a tree .folder, including a fiveminute application blank. HARVARD TRUST COMPANY Cambridge, Arlington, Belmont, Concord, Littleton ;