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Acton Beacon (Newspaper) - February 27, 1964, Acton, Massachusetts Power Struggle ? ? TH \CON VOLUME ll, NUM HEK 52 The BEACON —Thursday, February 27, HMH Price IO# Rezoning Petitions Come Under Fire At Hearings Patrick Donovan Marlins Lukaahuk Political War tinM Nm Oat Among Democrats Acton Election Next Monday Town Committee Is Bitter Battlefield MAYNARD Tho walls of the Maynard Municipal Building ‘ shook, rattled, and rolled" last Sunday afternoon as Maynard’s Democratic party    heir archy    h«*ld a meeting which evolved into the most m cc taculai political battle that the lo cal Democrats have ever en ’at"*.; in and or odored a naitv lift ,' miii,\ bo a long time in healing. the liacas came over the sln'o of -candidates for th" thii-t I ve member Town Commi.tee which will be chosen at tho Pre id ii Sal Primary in April and got undo way when a number of long time com mittee members and party stalwart* learned that they weir not Ire rn* included on the list for reelection to the Town Committee. OUSTED MEMBERS    .by a Apicial Milicommittee which A moult th,' prominent Democratic «nc»t.«M (Irairlndy Maoeline I.uka committee memliers who were oui ] slink berain Nee. Patrick Donovan. in Iud from the list which had bt en |{,,,<* -loseph Diireen. Poll* Open at Noon at NII Three Fire Stations a special committee Dumas. Ray Dumas.; prepared by were:    Emit Pat Fat t ell, Ray Sheridan. Ed Dt in . Fernand*- Smith, and several ll liers. The opt oar wa:, immediate when ♦hey became await* of their absence ion the list •' propose!, committee •unix is and several of them charged that Ih< \ weir being "frozen oui" so that the new committee could Ik* tailored to ti die political wants of some of the town's Dem neratic of."'cern. A Sp k.’sni o for the omitted group to,d th*- "BEACON" that the sla'e of new memliers is normally drawn no In the conenVoe as a whole but this year it was prepared TEMPORARY TRUCE It was Dineen who brought about 'n temporary truce at Sunday's ga thering as he made a motion that I all the present members of the Town I Committee who were in iitu'tKiance 1 at the meeting he nuder! to the list J of memlHTs tor the April ballot. 1 This was approved arui the on ' mi ted members won their way hack I onto the Town Committee j However, those, such as Public I Works Commission* t, Ray Sheridan, who vvoie not present, are still left ! alf. I The session saw charges that an attempt was made to hold Sunday’s in ;ecret withoi properly CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 The volets will he instructed to vnle lot two candidates to till the Wo tin ce year terms el the I.oeal and lh genal School Committee. ACTON Acton's annual election (*jUUM(tn es tor the two seats include or town officials will he held at the £(|*;n Richu r. incumbent, I.loyd three Acton File Stations fiom noon , Williamson, incumbent, anti Arthur 'to 8 p.m. next Monday. Registered (* Maynard Team Masting is Sat for Monday Night at SN Articles Awalt Votara voters may cast Iheir Indio s lor lh* candidates of the r choice a the fire station in their precinct. A it hough lnieeii oft ices will Ii* filled on election nay, only five of them .‘ire conli s cd. The hadnt w ll cany the following candidates. For the one year term of Mo* let a    jug    re    elect on.    Mn ! tor, the hullo will carry the names j Edward    J,    (oldie, •ol James E. E nsley, candidate o< j re election. John W, Putnam t,r.d (lawrence P. Wildei. However, tas‘ I week Wilder told the "BEACON" I that he is no longer a candidate. Charles M. Marline. Ci.tHiidale for re election, will seek the post ol I Town Clerk fin it one yuii term unopposed. J The Olfice ol Selectman for a thro* year term xviii be conic!ted [by Warren F. Bilch and John H I.or ing. i Carl C. Flint, canoida'e for re 'election, will st ck the post of Asses .sor lot three years, unopposed. The o lice of member oi .ho Poard yr THE CANDIDATES — The two candidates vying for the Selectman’s post in the upcoming Acton election next Monday are shown as they spoke at the Acton LWV candidates’ night in Acton this past Tuesday. The contenders are John Loring (L) and Warren Birch (R). BEACON STAFF PHOTO IF YOU CAN PAY FOR Vt OF A CAR... MAYNARD - Town m 'ding tim.* j comes to Maynard next Monday i night as the Memorial Gymnasium will play host to the* voters of the i community .starting at 7 3(1 p m when Moderator Phillip Wilson raps his rugged gavel and the august deliberations get underway. A sizeable warrant of 55 articles will be staring the voters in the face and numbered among the declaims j that will confront them will be such 1 important matters as a dump site, j pay raises, business •zon ng. new* town equipment and a complete as- j sortment of varied requests and proposed expenditures. DUMP PROBLEM Most of the evening’s oratory may well be expanded on the problem of j cleaning up Maynard's dump ills as i I there are five alternative articles for the voters to choose from if they wish to choose any at all. The most prominent of these is j an article concerning the acquisition ['of lend in which to start a "sani-'tary landfill" operation. The ques-: 1 lion of the land was a topic which    ’eiectimV"    hopefuls came close to rating its own special town meeting several months ago. when the Board of Select men can-.    .. celled the meeting due to confusion ! ™ ™|y involved. In an attempt to solve the problem of conversion to .sanitary fill, five alternative lots have been in- Tft** on! -oat tor a OIH* war term to fill a vacancy on the Local and notional Solti KO ('oimrtiUoi will be -modi* by Robert Evans, Jr., anc Thomas Iv W<* bellic.'. The voter will In* list*tided 'o etc for Four Constables. All seek ballot vt ill list Ii.. ('hairnet \ R. Fenton. Jr.. T. Frederick S. Kennedy ana David W. Scribner. Howard F Jon.vs. candidate for re election, vt ill seek the three year team unopposed on the ( erne t ry Commission. The tin ce year term on the Boaid of Health will he sought by Jay S. Grumbling. Doris E. Peterson will seek til* •bm* ye,-it term as Trust* e ol the Memorial Library. William M. Veazey. cand date loire e.edioii will seek a live teal term on he Planning Bliaut. The one vacancy tor a out tear .etm on the Planning Boa Hi vt iii he PRESIDING — Tile men hts iii' I he Ma’ mini Planning Boa! ii are shown pres ii I in**" til Inst luesiln’ < wiling s hearing on petitions to r* /.one ivvo n.tivel. el IFuitc 2* land for business purposes. The members are ll.-EV. Kevin Sprat!. Rte. 27 Plazas For Maynard Are Opposed MXN WRD Petitions to rezone ■un |inreels ol Hsiiielltial land for Int me-s iii lie vicinity of Route 27 anil Mumm Field met determined opposition at the Planning Board's ptibli* hearing called to discuss the petitions at th* Municipal Building last Tuesday evening uvi i em i mien <i townspeople, predominantly hostile to the petitions, turned out fat the melting. Although a suipnstnuly innerly session, strong opposition wa registers d to the l>et it ions by neighlrois arni businessmen. Result ut- living in close prdximi y pi the 2 pied- ol property expressed coneen! 'oat tilt rezoning would low-ti |),optr‘.v vMilles and negate the natl.i why many ol the neighboring result ut-, moved into the aion m the I list place. CONTINUED ON PAGE :i of Public Welfare xviii he sought by 1 contest* d by Leona id Iv Rue ann Patience H. MacPherson.    I    Marvyn    E. Siegal. William Henry Soar, candidate for | The |x>.xl of Tree Wal den tor a reelection will seek the olfice of one year term will Im* sought by Treasurer and Col lee or for a one Franklin ll Charter, canli date for year term, running unopposed.    reelection. Candidates Night On Tap Worst lev Fardv, Uhairniatt Curl*, Att ti et I a., and liichan Stone.'    ’    P,LACON STAFF 1’1U)T< * * « Duplex Appeal Is Hotly Contested FLORAL FASHIONS FLORIST Francis Ward, Prop. Floral ' rrangements Flowers wired anywhere Phone UO 3-4752 124 Main St. So. Acton Maynard Question Voters Can Taxes And ACTON A ma im portion ut tin Tuesday evening Selectmen's me t mg ii. Acton was ti* voted to a ie.,ii debate on the advisability ol appeal ing the Sweeney case Penult* bn the construction of lour duplex houses, vyjyjth had I wen revoked by the Acton Boaid of Appeals were ordered reinstated as the result o, a rilling of Judge Brogna of tin Sup* rior Court in Lowell on Wednesuay, February 12th. The com I found in favor of Developer Paul Sweeney whose four permits lot the (mistitle tam of duplex houses on Arlington sheet, issued by the Selectmen in Srptemh. : Ut l!Mi2. Were revoked by tin lie,ird ol Appears in a decision I landed mivvii iii Eetirunry of I! Hilt. Tile Hoard Mn * with Messer-, Rich aid Mi ('..I i . Come* I to the S« lect men, IkHhn Wilkins, counsel sectir id tor the Board **f Appt Ca, I eonaui CONTINUED MN PAGE 3 Town's Future Path ■AWABI TABAT WILL HELP YOU WITH THE REST Harvard Trust Company has helped thousands of car buyers with low-cost auto loans. You may borrow up to two-thirds of the purchase price or book value, and take up to 36 months to pay. Rates? A low $5 per $100 per year, including life insurance on the unpaid balance. When you compare rates — as all careful buyers do — be sure you include this provision in the total. Write or phone for a free folder, Including a five-minute application blank. ■ARVAI* THAT COMPANY Cambridge, Arlington, Belmont, Concord, Littleton different parcels oi land. The first land plot is one belonging to the School Committee, not presently being used for anything. This lies between the middle school and the high school, and would require a starting amount of $G,000 to operate. The second package is the Cough I'm land known as the Assabot Mills Dump Lot containing about H'a acres and now being used for private dumping. This would also cost $(5,000. CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 can use to write down questions which will he asked ol the various candidates by the Moderator, lh*' spectators will write out their ques Band will zoom the spit its | tions and then deixisit them in a of    all    in attendance, and the Co op    I    box provided Tor the    purpose, will    delight    the palate of the gather-    Of course, questions    can also    he [asked directly from the floor. this    will take place at the    j    ONE AND ONLY    CHANCE BEACON" candidates    |    Although the progr am begins    at the Maynard Com- MAYNARD Tonight’s the night! will speak their minds, the voters will ask questions, the Maynard Cornule ing. All I oans to Homeowners $21.00 Monthly Payment per $1,000, include* both Interest Principal. Consolidate your bill*. Loan* up to $15,000. SUMNER INVESTMENT CO. Framinqham, 872 49W Call collect day or ni<*ht for detail* HU 6-4333 RUSLEY MOTEL OFF SEASON RATES ITS Aver Rd., Rf. 2A & HO ' LITTLETON CLASSIFIED PAYS DFF! 0 down, I to go ... PURE BRED BEAGLES! Male Sir, Female .<5. Not registered. TW VMM! B 2 20-It Ii Beadles were sold from this ad last week. There are four left and the ad is running a grain this week.... th vt should do it! IO homes for little dogs and one happy booster for our classifieds ! Try a Classified! Call TW 7-8331 sorted in one article, concerning four Hard annual "BEACON” canaanites | Although the night at the Green Meadow School ^ p.m. sharp starting at 8 p.m. tonight. (Thins day). PROGRAM SET Moderator, Leo Mullin, has his program all lined up and the first segment ol (he evening will bi* de-1 operative Society voted to short three minute speeches | be served during by each of the candidates while the portion of the program following in triunity Band under the direction of Alexander DcGiappo will begin to entertain ut 7:30 p.m. The refreshments provided through the compliments of the United (o of Maynard will intermission. The candidates night will oiler iii*' voters of Maynard their one and on the can r.2 AIK CONDITIONED Room* SWIMMING POOL MOTEL Rt. 2. Acton CO 3-77C5 POSITION WANTED - 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. WRITE BOX 16 NEWS-ENTERPRISE, HUDSON, MASS. Paid Political Ailvvi tis* meat Paid Political \tlvi itis* rnt nt Paid Political Advertisement KARCH WATCH REPAIR SPECIAL Cleaned - Oiled - Adjusted Case polished only $5.00 MASCIARELLI JEWELERS 63 Nason St., Maynard TW 7-8414, termission will be given over to J ly opportunity to evaluate question asking by those in the an ' didates, hear them give their view>. dience and candidates asking ques on important local issues, ann ask lions ol other candidates.    j whatever questions they wish ol the During intermission there will be current and prospective Town I a question blanks which spectators CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 FOR ACTON’S NEXT SELECTMAN VOTE WARREN F. BIRCH 446 Main Street ACTON CENTER LAWYER-VETERAN Polls open at noon and close at 8:00 P. M., March 2, 1964 New February Series Serial Shares Available Current Dividend Rate '0 per annum Save before you spend and see how your money grows — watch it increase at maturity some 22 ‘A , with quarterly dividends. Your Shares are insured in full. Does your youngster have his own Serial Share Account? Open one for him. Plow about 5 Shares as a starter ? It’s a great idea—don’t wait—do it now I CONCORD CO-OPERATIVE BANK 31 Walden Stret, Concord, Massachusetts Telephone: EMerson 9-2400 CONVENIENT PARKING REAR OF BARK ACTON VOTERS CAST YOUR BALLOT MARCH I FOR EXPERIENCED LEADERSHIP ELECT SELECTMAN • Planning Board Member seven years, 2 years chairman e Town Report Committee 2 years e Former United Fund Chairman • Former Heart Fund Chairman • Veteran U. S. Army • Graduate Northeastern University • Registered Professional Engineer • Acton resident IT years John H. Loring. 60 Willow St.. W. Acton ^ * ;