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Acton Beacon (Newspaper) - January 23, 1964, Acton, Massachusetts For Tho Latest NEWS Road “The Beacon ” Italy Imppw Printed Locally TH VOLUME ll, NUMBER 47The BEACON —Thursday, January 23, UMH Price IO#Regional Junior High School Wins "Big" In Acton Gunman Gets 8-10 Years For Maynard Shooting MAYNARD - Cosmo Bonhomme 33 of Somerville, who shot and wounded Maynard Police Officer, Charks Sullivan, last November, ap Penrod in Cambridge Court this past Monday and received a sentence of from 8 to IO years on the charge ut assault with intent lo muzdi r. In Cambridge, Monday, Bonhomme was also mi ted out a 3 to 5 year | sentence for illegal possession of I firearms, but the sentence will run I concurrently with the 8 10 year sentence fo^ tile -attempted murder charge. I The charges against Bonhomme JClu*    will    uat    Ijegin    until 1967, when Bonhomme N current IO not pegu es aim 12 years sentence at State Ibis iii for assault will terminate. Bonhomme has been id as cl on parole and was a parole violator when he shot Sullivan. for Jimminy of license plates and aiibWr Candidates Are Scarce In Maynard nobilts were iitejf. ' '>** Bonhomme had pie aded guilty to ■ all four charges the previous Mon I day. He will continue to serve his j sent' pees at the State Prison in I Walpole. MAYNARD The Democratic Town Committee nominated Thomas Fitzpatrick as candidate for a three year School Committee post at its meeting a week ago tonight (Thursday). [ Fitzpatrick will run with present I School Committee Chairman,. Albert j Rogcis, who is up for re-election for the other of two three year posts. ! This year, three School Committee positions are open as a result of the expansion of the Committee from three to five numbers. No Democrat has been nomin ated for the third post. In fact, th’ I Democratic Town Committee Chair i lady. Mad line Lukashuk, told th'’ j “BEACON" that there are many posts for which there are no candi-I dates. SEEK CANDIDATES Tax Map O.K.’ed At Quiet Session In hopes of filling these valencia | before tne end of the month, Lukashuk announced that the Committee would hold two more meetings, to 'night (Thursday) and Sunday after-- noon January 23 at 2:30. She ask'd I tha^ interested Democratic Party J I members and office hopefuls attend 1 | the meetings. The meeting on Sunday January I I 26 is for the benefit of the public j I who are interested in the activities I I of the Democratic Party. It is open I j to all Democrats or those with Dem {ocratic leanings and not limited just to those who are anxious to run for; i office. It will be held in the Town , ; House. SPOKESMAN fur the proposer! now Junior Regional High School in Artou was Lloyd Williamson. Speaking iii behalf of tho Regional School Committee. Williamson stressed the urgency of getting construction of the pl*. • used new I; oilily underway. Also shown are fellow committee members Lurker Harrison, loll, and Edward Richter BEACON SI ALK IM It l i t > map tan State Police O. K. . . Acton NOH th' Grennan Will Oppose Acton’s Land Bill THE BISHOP VISITS ACTON — The Right Reverend Anson Phelps Stokes, Jr., Bishop qi the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts (R), is shown with the Reverend Roger W. Wootton, Vicar of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Acton (L), as the Bishop visited the church last Sunday and conferred the rites of Confirmation on a group of twenty-four members of the Acton church. BEACON STAFF PHOTO 1 Lukashuk stated that the list of j ' candidates will be closed on this1 date, however, and that all prospective cancidates are urged to make known their intentions by this date. * j So Far,’ the party has announced that Albert Alexanian will seek re-j election as Selectman while Thomas I Duggan will run for the Board of | Assessors and Irving Manning will • be Democratic standard bearer on I the Board of Health. These three along with Rogers and Fitzpatrick make up the slate at the present time. OZ Alit CON t)l*i IONE!, He*,, rn j SWIMMING Pool MOTEL 2, Acton CO 3-7765 Acton Couple Die REPUBLICAN SLATE In Route 2 Crash In the other camp, the Republican Town Committee has announced that its slate will close January 31. the day the Committee’s last meeting will be held. ACTON Bills have again h.en filed with the State Legislature bx the Acton Industrial Dave.opnv.snt Commission and th.- Stab* Folic \ both of which request segments of the Concord Reformatory faim-iHud located iWhile the .v.nte Police are seeking fifteen acres of Reformatory land on the nor herb side of Route 2 tor use as a Folic-Academy Site, ti) Acton Commission is seeking a txx city five acre par col on the southerly side of the road for use as an industrial site with all proceeds of land sate to ho returned to the .state. Neither tract of land in question is actual, usable farm bind, both t. ward tho WI p odhg Im lh. Ai On I'duste d Developm ut C rn m -'ion, ho st a I that ho would col *..•.■.» action al that bill and ho vvi u’d c,:pa«e “any private development ,9P cum ut state land". IL tia.yer staged '.hat be felt the .stale sii-v'IJ held or.;*) any land it jmv s.fitly owned. RUMORS FALSE W Ii v n. ques*,him d    cnmr< ming rumors of the Concord Reformatory h inn dosed, Mr. (iranian static) that this was false and that plans were being firmed up for bidi Vol' new construction which is to include a new hospital area visiting roan. rivesing arca. and administration building. Tile prism c cistruciio, xxill he do te over a p 'Hod of tim . and Dew towers having already br.' coni meted, In discussing the his tory of the Concord It Ii arna tory. Mr. (iranian stated that it had bet ii ! ‘built in 11,77 as a maximum security pristzV It is classified as a coerce tiea in.stituticn tor youthful alinit J offenders to which any felon of any age can be. senti.need 'Hie prison 1 presently Ikhlim s over tom btindri d inmates end. mid r present concepts, can take care of fixe hun dred. being one of right prisons in the Department of Correction Crowell Family Extends their heartfelt thanks to the Fire De= partments of... Stow — Acton Maynard — Sudbury Also the many friends and neighbors who were so very thoughtful and kind to them during and after the fire which‘de* stroyed our home. Thank you ACTON — Two long time residents of Acton were killed at 6:401 p.m. last Sunday when their car smashed into a tree on Route 2. i ’ The vehicle operated by Ruth | Carter, ago 63, of 12 Barker Road. Acton, was cue tenth of a mile west j of the Concord Rotary in the west hound lane of Route 2 wjien the I accident occurred. The State Police 1 believe the unwitnessed accident j occurred when the automobile went i out of control. A passing motorist' notified both the State Police and I the Concord Police. Both the oper- j atar. Mrs. Carter, and her husband, i Donald W. Carter, age 71, were transported to Emerson Hospital in tile Concord Fire Department Anibu-lane where they were pronounced dead. The couple were residents of Acton for over sixteen years and Mr. Carter had retired from his post of engineer for the State Department of Public Works during the past year. • The couple leave a daughter in North Conway, New Hampshire and a son in the Fitchburg area. Loans to Homeowners $21.00 Monthly Payment per $1,000, includes both Interest sniT Principal. Consolidate your billa. Loans up to $18,000. SUMNER INVESTMENT CO. Framingham, $72-4949 Call collsct day or night for details At the present time the G. 0. P. slate of firm candidates is no more imposing than that of the Democrats and there are unfilled candidacies to be had for the asking. The Republicans have a candidate for Selectman in the person of Raymond Wucrio and two School Com mittee candidates, John Taylor and Gerald Clark. Clark is. the former president of the ill fated Maynard Taxpayers Association. Neither party has come up with a candidate for the Board of Public Works and there is only one contest •in sight for the School Committee because Fitzpatrick, Taylor and Clark will be running for the two new posts on the Committee and Rogers is unopposed for the old post. Both parties are also without Board of Public Welfare candidates. No Republican has come forward to oppose Tom Duggan in his reelection bid to the Boa id of Assessors and Planning Board candidates have ben nil. The Republicans are also .without a Board of Health aspirant. It is expected that Town Moderator Phillip Wilson will be endorsed by both parties and re-elected as Town Moderator. tracts being of a rocky nature. ( GRENNAN TO OPPOSE ACTON In a “BEACON" interview with Edward Grennan, Warden of the Concord Reformatory, on Tuesday he..stated that he would not oppose the State Police hill which would transfer state land from out.' depart ment to 'another and had. in fact, favored a similar police hill which met unfavorable legislative aition in 1963. When questioned as to his attitude Price Question Stulls Dump Lund Purchuse Town s Appraisal Not Acceptable to Owner Mistretta May Run for Board of Public Works MAYNARD The “BEACON” learned late last night that Planning Board Chairman, Carlo Mistretta. who will not seek rt clee:ion to that Board, may be a candidate for the Board of Public Works. To date, incumbent Raymond Sheridan has not (inland tis a re election candidate of lither parts Harold Litigant was asked to ap praise th* property hut declined since he had worked op the estate of Mrs Ikieske and felt he should not appraise the dump laud. Kleteht r was thi'ii asked to undiT'.ake the task. ACTON The construction n( the promised Hew Regional .liman High School receiv'd the allicin) goahead last Mr.minx flight as nit is at the towns of Acton and Roxboro lated to approve the 82,lim.ISS) iud Itta) Hess alreadv tilted In tile R ’gioiinl ,'k « ion! fVmmlth • on December *2". The vol, in \ctnii was unai'im hi . vviiil< that iii Roxboro "a* al in luxor and IO against I la proposal ar tat-d more distils-ion in Boxtmo than in Acton, when Iii Selectmen nu against th propo-al, and ttlrtllbd -of the liiniini't' wen niterrogat ii at some length I* ton 'Ii v Of %xa finally taken. Poth town- also \ot t. tin Palish i of mono tram th' t,ibdizat;*m tuiKis St I.").) tun wa > tea i-l* I'n k ta the II glottal aeeoptit in Acton. Ahi!' its pal til.'!' 11 a 11 s 11' i' i <1 sr,.non lins total sum will Ii matched by an outright grant of stun mm In th state, thus I* dill mg both pi ii Hi pa I and int, I -I < os: s TAN MAP API’IR All > Sit.HUO Was vol et I for a tax for the 'own, a i it - 11 it !• to dr jjerv* ut i ex aliiat ie i xx Inch the a ors sec us Ic nm iuex liable fat town iii md' i to a ,silie > qual a-s iimptam ol ti) ■ tax laird ti among tax pavei AV Ii Ll WISON SPEAKER IN A< ION I .Ittx cl    Williamson a!    Ii lh    grin al t otlinuttee aet' ti as s|iiki .man n Acton*, and etuphasizitl th, ivciinad in th pis s. lit school ,f Hip slat lei, aud th net d to find loom Nu :hi- fat bn winch ha*, !>■ « n I' aping ah ad din mg i econ! \ t ar- 11 project* ll this I overt to i'JU ai th vt at I’M I Bilio .md to PT., in bi fail tit fin,, Ile stated that the 'flu til Would In Used    iii    I!b>, to holist    Acton's    fifth, oxth, and sex tilth grad rn. since I Uvt woald iii all probability be no I other place lo put them it) the tai, i ol 1%.*, the year it is expected the choel vi ill be (ompie! d I la i x j plaint d that the * lei lit ll ars school I w ould not he randy imp ii the tall ol 1966, In the long mn the >< h'Mil would he us* (I to In,iv* ,, and 9 i grades, thus taking souk ol die loan from the pu sent high school Ile noted that the State Hoard (it I b aith had induna cl in a Ii Ina i 1 nixed last xxeek that turd)* : tests I would have to Iii made on land 1 across train the retitled sit" for tin , proposed Arlington street school complex development I’ ! - tile (lop at the Site (’otllinitb e. which a sui, committee ut the local School Com it land across the .street (I tor septic disposal pm si xxx rage xx    alibi lie    piped ng’eii street    to this    pi* e at land The Board at Health diet keel this land several weeks ago. Tilt i new tests are required and xviii have to be positioned until next spring. This bk, Iv turf ha delay of the construction tit the new, much needed i I* mental \ school was cited thus as a fin :her net d tor getting construction of tin pioposed Regional High School mid nu ay ll md it ated that th, •"    ‘*** 43 class rooms 21 of which would lit* sp* t ializ.t ti Ile also revealed that las left a out of the plans, and that rang would be included under the gun it it could be done at a reasonable cost. backed by fin. comm. Th, project related the backing ol tit* Finance Committee. Charles (i arith. Choil num. stated that it was tell that th' School Committee's stat-i-lM on imputation growth support-,d Un iieid The educational speci t it ut <( Hts wen found to In* no ex civ I*,, the preliminary plans were sensible and the cost ct int pa rid tavo ably with similar schools construct (I t rf tm 19.,9 to 1963. Concerning tost h, stated thai it would cost th" towri s.Utft.tNMI to lie paid back ox, i 20 years and intl lest «vt r the siilile period would lie about $646,000 hasid on three and three quarters p re ut intl rest. Ile later stated, in ,in-w r to i question from the floor that tin i Miniated addition to the tax rat . will bo abt Hit $5.00 per thousand Nm the first year and would drop a- mn i st payments declined. Martin Duggan, Board of Health agent, took issue with the .$80,000 fot ate development. This figure was I tended bx Bol ti r Jenks who stated that i tiisiderable work would have to t,. don to change the elevation as xxx 11 as to provide tor proper di alnage Th* architect has adapted th, sc hool to the land. according to J, ilks w11o explained that the School CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 r. -    - I LOR VL FASHIONS FLORIST Francis Ward. Prop. Floral Arrangements Flowers wired anywhere Phone CO 3-1752 121 Main St. So. Acton lllittee, th; can be ust pus s. I lie linda Ari i I MAYNARD Negotiations ox cl 1 the possible purchase of tile Grace Bocskc land oil    Waltham sir vt as a dump stalled    last Til* s<lax night    J    *|*,^    ||(;UKK I xvi th neither side able to come ton' ,,    , . , ,,    , i , i    Mrs.    Bocskc    s    attorney    tub    the pm.* acceptable to both pomes, ,,    ,    . , ,    •    ... i vc *i    (I.,t> nill ,    •    Maynard o    bela    s that the    Nji.(MNI    ti Atter the muting Ic Ii I oetxxtcu tit    . vt .1    ,,    ,    ,    gure was lint ai'i'cptahl. to his client. . tornex Nathan Brown re presenting ,    .    ,    ... ...    '.j    ,    .    .    i    *    . i,,,,    •* can state wit limit hesitation, lie Airs. Hoe ski.* and the Boards ol Bub    . hic Works and Selectmen, the Select i;*"1-" am°"nt    h>    Mr' i men announced that the town would »'    ls    not    hc (v,na!,k; t(! I investigate th* possibility ol buying !    1    J*m    "rm “IUI,(I 'vhen 1 third pai tx who of t land liom SUBSCRIBE TO TNE BEACON and lias not taken out intl "pendent    p,    st. 11    paled    ut    land    for    the nomination papers from Town ( Ink* 1    post* ()|    a dump    Hic    sellet;    and the Eleanor Jones.    price was not disclosed. At the present time, Mistretta is j    FLETCHER    APBRAISED the only announced    possibility    tor the j 'j )*« Selectmen    have requested that post and if he runs    he will plant h|s!    Alv in Fletcher    appraise this new name in contention    at Friday    night's ,    |an(j jn question    Fieteher previously meeting of the Republican    'loxvn I    apprais*ai the value o, the Boeske Committee.    land and g ive the Selectmen a figure Mistretta told the “BEACON’ that j*21.(XKI as a lair price he may run for the Board ot Public ,    _ Works because of his conviction that there are studies that should tate this." II, vvcut tm to state thai lie did not think this price was "true value of property." Selectmen Donovan re toil-d that "von mean we are not taxing >nu enough It was pointed out during the nice ting that the land was assessed at *2I),800. Thi$ was somewhat less than th" SJT .OOO figuix which had CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THE HOME GIFT SHOP 5B2 Mass. Ave.. \\ est Acton Open daily — Tues, thru Sal,, ‘1:30-5:30 The Largest Shop of its kind in this area Come in and see for yourself Large free parking area CLASSIFIED AD PAYS OFF! BART TIME SECRETARY -Work at home and in Acton office * residi nee I CO 3-7(01. CFP-19-1TB The til a ive advertisement ran in the issue of January 5), aud in reply the advertiser sent us a note stating' that “the response was terrific. The phone never stopped ringing:.” He was pleased with results of his advert isement as the large response grave him a pick and eh< use from applicants whereby he was able to select the best. Want Fast Action? Try ii classified ad TW 7-8331 i be made of the operation of the dc I partment. IS BUSCEMI WEEK-EID SPECIALS Betty Crocker    RUMP CEU MIXES    STEAK $1.39 lh. You save 30c CHICKENS 3-41b. Sic lb. You save 10c 179 MAIN STREET, MAYNARD ANNUAL SALE BEGINS AT 9 A.M. Monday, January 27 SPORTSWEAR for all the family and many other miscellaneous items SORRY NO CHARRES (iiDUlUU'JfliyUHhe.; v •      # ^ I JilMJVU JJU jvw HWHBUV ^ *p Concord*    ^    RETURHS SORRY HO POP CONCERT WHEN - TUESDAY, JANUARY 28th WHERE — Green Meadow School, Maynard WHY — Benefit Maynard High Scholarship Fund Admission: $2.00 Donation Sponsored by: Maynard Rotary Club CLEARANCE SALE STARTS JANUARY 23rd ENDS JANUARY 31st Segal's Gail Shop 101 Main Street Maynard \ ;