Lowell Sun (Newspaper) - January 22, 1973, Lowell, Massachusetts
AVER GBOtON LITTLETON PELHAM PEPPEREIL SHIRLEY TOWNSEND WEStFORD THK Ayer Continuance granted in Ayer court case AYER Freeman H. of Pepper- ell Road, Groton, vyas granted a continuance to Jan. 24 in district court Friday by Judge Arthur Williams. Charged by Ayer Police Officer James C. Lenney with McNayr's case was continued upon personal recognizance of On a charge of being an idle and disorderly person, McNa'yr was ordered to post surety bail in the sum of On failure to produce this sum the defendant was committed to the Billerica jail. Mc- Nayr in default of the" payment of an fine imposed oh him last November, was further told by .-.the court to miake this payment. before his next 'appearance, scheduled for Jan. 24. If this payment is not made date he will be sur- rendered by the probation department for failure to make payment, and a possible jail sentence im- posed by -the court. ,JOHN B. KNAPP, 22, of 67 Pinehill Rd., pheiirisford was granted a continuance to Jan. 24 'in district court by Judge Arthur Williams. The defendant was charged with illegal possession of a controlled substance and of a hypodermic needle and a syringe. The charges were brought by state police. MICHAEL A. BONTEMPO, 17, of 595 Main St.j''Watertown, arrested oh warrants after hav- ing 'been defaulted in district court, was tried be- fore Judge .Williams. following an overnight stay in the jail, was found guilty of a sticker violation arid fined For operating his motor vehicle the wrong way on. a one-way sti-f-et, the charges were filed without a finding upon payment of court costs of The complaints were lodged by Littleton police. PAUL W. SIUELDS, 38, of Cold Spring Rd., Westford, found guilty, in district court, by Judge Williams of operating a motor vehicle so as to endanger the lives and safety of the public was fined On a charge of operating under the in- fluence of an alcoholic beverage he was found and ordered Complaints were brought by "Officer; Wesley Carklns; of "the Westford police. :'i '.y Hanscom group awards NORAD contract 'HANSCOM FIELD The award of a contract.-t'o System Development Corpora- tion of Santa Monica, Calif., to update-satellits at the Amer- cian Air Defense Command) Cheyenne Mountain Complex was announced here today the Air Force Electronic Systems im- mediately was under a cost plus incen- tive fee contract. Through the 427M'program, ESD.is updating the United States and Canadian armed forces com- mand post. deep .inside the Colorado The contract to SDC represents the second phase of the NORAD improvements and is pri- marily for applications software and displays in the Space Computational Center. The program will provide realtime computer programs and video systems to maintain arid display the positions of all man-made earth orbiting vehicles. Completion is scheduled for The first phase of the NORAD improvements began last October with a contract award to both modernize the communications with a large-scale automatic data processing system, as well as es- tablish a system integrator. The Hanscom Field-based Electronic Systems Division developed the original NORAD Combat Operations Center, completing that task in 1966 under the 425L 'system. ESD also completed the 496L SPACETRACK system and the portion that provided the Space Defense Center for NORAD The mission of NORAD is to defend the United States and Canada against air attack and to sup- pori other commands, 'to include acquiring and providing warning of attack by aircraft, missile, and space vehicles through detection and tracking systems and other warning networks. ESD's deputy for command and management systems, Col. Gonzalo Fernandez, is responsible for the system. Program manager is Anthony D. Salvucci. Westford school board holds meeting tonight WESTFORD The school committee will hold its regular meeting tonight at 8 p.m. in Room 27 at Westford Academy. The main item on the agenda is the 1972 budget closeout. Other items will include a request for an ad- ditional teacher at the Rodenbush School and there will be a discussion on a key punch operator at Nashoba Tech, and the North Middle School venti- lation contract. Pelham school district dates set By ED NEVILLE Sun Ayer Correspondent AYER Selectmen voted Saturday to call a special town meeting Feb. 1 lo consider plac- ing two articles on the warrant of the annual town meeting. The first article will, if approved, rescind the March, 1919 vote which established the board of public works (BPW) in the town. The second measure is the result of a peti- tion signed by 117 qualified voters who want to amend the zoning bylaw district map lo change the zone in which St. Mary's Cemetery is locat- ed from an industrial to a general residence zone. After a public hearing on the zoning change Wednesday, the planning board voted to recom- mend the change be made.. The change would- allow the use of any land abutting the cemetery acquired in the future to expand the cemetery. If the area remains classified as an industri- al zone, stale law forbids Us use for burials, according to the speakers at'the hearing. The present cemetery is not affected by the zoning bylaws as it existed prior-to their adop- tion. The selectmen met Saturday in a special meeting, notice .of which had been posted, to insure meeting (he deadline for posting the no- tice for the special town meeting. JAN. 25 is the last day to post a notice. The special meeting .itself must be held not fewer than 30 days before the annual meeting. Tonight, the selectmen will meet with the town counsel Thomas Lilly to discuss the me- chanics of setting up the.Feb. 1 special'session 'which was planned by the selectmen as one of the initial moves toward modernizing town gov- ernment. "We expect the issue of abolishing the board works will generate heated opposition. We hope that it does not degenerate into person- ality attacks by either pro or con speakers at either the special or annual town meeting if it gels that Paul F. Gardner, chairman o! the board of selectmen, said. Gardner, who is a candidate for reelection1 this year, has said he realizes he is slicking his neck out by sponsoring an article abolishing the BPW at this time. "I SINCERELY believe it is in (he best in- terests of the town and its future lo have 'a centralized control system where (he efforts and responsibilities of each department and commit- tee can be weighed and assistance priorities es- tablished to get -the things done that must be Gardner said: Selectman Emaniruel A. :Sifakis, backing Gardner, wants town 'government modernized to iiiimiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiimmiiuiiuiiiiiiimiiuiiiMiiiniii Ideal area ,_: AYER 'The'town may be an ideal snow- "insure a predetermined, orderly, continuing irf- duslrial and residential, growth." Selectman Robert C. who is also a member of the industrial development com- mission, said, "it is only by centralizing .'that', Members of the board of the present weaknesses created by lack of their intention to vi; dihation and communication between town gov- board at last ernmerrt bodies can be PAUL GARDNER ROBERT BOWLER auOllsning-iutii uuaiu m .-v-v, men's: meeting when the selectmen infgrnwd them of the-move. Charges of refusal to cooper- ate with the selectmen and other appointed town units have been made against the BPW. TUESDAY, Bowler gave Donald Sculla.iie, chairman of the BPW, an example of alleged failure to cooperate with a selectmen's request. Bowler said the BPW replied by requestuig more men: r Scullane told Bowler the BPW a foreman, a registered engineer to fill and, in'addition, an administrator to handle'.pa- special funding requests jusl'to keep up with its present workload. Siitce the departure last fall of Supt. Armand Provost, the BPW has ble to hire a registered professional engineer as superintendent of the department of pubfic works. j Courtland Harrington, who has rfo engineer- big degree, has been acting as superintendent. The BPW since last fal] has services of additional clerical help Emergency .-Employment Act, without cost' io the For Carlisle 18-month school budget By JOAN MONACO Sun Staff CARLISLE The tentative budget figure released by the school committee for the 18- month transitional year totals In explaining some of the features reilected in the associate superintendent Hugh stated that as of July 1, 1973, Carlisle will no longer have the services of Union 47 Superin- tendent Frederick Lawlon. As of this January the Union 47. office no longer performs the town's bookeeping func- tions. The result is the creation of a new. line item totaling for the 18-month period. Though legally the union will still exist, the four towns will mainly cooperate in the area of speech services. The four towns in the union are Harvard, Bplton, Stow and Carlisle. The tcntaiive budget also reflects a de- crease in the amount' of money allocated for teacher salaries. The decrease suggests the deletion of one or more positions. Maintenance of site and buildings shows a high rate ofincrease. Mill stated that the com- that improvements had to be made an overall increase of six per cent for the 18-' basis. This year's-total reflects a 9.6 per-oent month period. This category includes teacher increase, raising it textbooks, salaries, clerical, bookeeping costs, guidance and other such services. In .1972, was budgeted for this category. The 1973 figure shows by the. six month 1974 budget of for a grand total of Under supplementary school services, .a category which includes health service and sup- plies, transportation and athletics, was tentatively budget for period. A figure of was recommended for 1973 plus an additional for the six mdnlh .period totaling The 1972 figure-was Under operation and mainlenance of- plant a total of was recommended for the 18-month period. This breaks down to for 1973 plus the additional six month appropri- ation of The. 1972 total was The school committee also released the per pupil cost for 1972 and 1973. Last year Carlisle spent an average of on .a per pupil llllllllllMlllililllllHIIIlHllllllllillllllllilllMIUIIIlilllll mobile cruising area if'the jnteresTof telephone von. the school buildings. This, figure jumped from ".callers from as-far. away as Fall River' and Dartmouth is any indication. Sgt. Elmer Whitehead reports each week- end receiving telephone calls asking about lo- cal snow conditions from these communities, Whitehead says that most of the callers un- load their snowmobiles from trailers off Fitch- burg Road where the abandoned railroad line, makes an ideal skimobile trail for these peo- pie. iiimimiiniuiiimmiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiimiiuiiiii for maintenance of site in 1972 to an 18- month total of UNDER THE CATEGORY of administra- tion, the Union 47 expense showed the greatest rate of fluctuation. In 1972, was budget- ed. The 18-month total shows earmarked for the same line item. The total breakdown for instruction shows Hearings PELHAM There will he public hearings tion of a five man board of selectmen; It will Feb. 8 and 15 pertaining to the proposed crea- tion of a five man board of selectmen. It will be held at the Sherburne School beginning at b p.m, iiiuiiuiiimmiimiiimimiimmiiimiiMiiiiiiuiiiiHii The school committee has not.adopted a fi- nal budget as yet and the matter will be taken up-at the-next regular meeting Jan. 30. Survey seeks plans to cut down vandalism student council and student advisory .committee to the school' com- mittee have mapped plans to cut down on van- dalism in the high school, school committee of- ficials were told at a meeting. Greg Baldwin, chairman of the student ad- visory, group, told committee members survey is being made to'help cut down oh van- dalism. V- 'ixrV Queslipns. asking for ideas to keep vandallisjii costs down.-and to reduce the curreiit waVevpf vandalism are being asked with, a complete analysis to :be made later. Selectman Dan .Gillis has criticized ..the. school administration following a recent probe into the high school and the many apparent case's of vandalism there. The school administration has been working with students' groups to'help cut down the vandalism. The selectmen recently made a visit to the high school with Gillis -ap- palled at what vandalism he found, costs of repairs to taxpayers. Groton church votes to build new complex filing PELHAM Candidates wishing to file for school district offices may do so through Feb. 20 at five p.m. at the home of Mrs. Dorothy Hill on Jericho Rd. after 4 p.m. Positions open are two three-year terms for school board. One one-year term for school board, a one year term for modera- tor, one year term for clerk and a one year term for treasurer. GROTON Members of the First Baptist Church of Groton have voted to build a new church complex on land opposite the high school on North Main Street. The exact form of the structure will not be determined until the church's financial program is completed some time in March. .The vote to build the new church came at the church's annual business meeting held re- cently. Elected officers for the coming'year were: Elmer Tracy, moderator; Alice MacDonaM, clerk; Josephine Bishop, treasurer; Alice Tracy, assistant treasurer; Elmer and Alice Tracy, Sunday School superintendents; Robert Douglas, financial secretary; Donna Ferguson, missions treasurer; Doris Philbrook, auditor. Also, Don Wilson, Rev. H. James Ferguson, Charles Rhodes, Edwin Salisbury, Lenie Salis- bury, .James Hecox, Elsie. Buckingham, and Alice MacDonaW, board of deacons; Solon Colby, Donald Malcom, Gary Wilkins, Allan Bancroft and Robert Athorn, board of trustees; Philip Buckingham, Fred Huff, Dorothy Ban- croft, Lawrence Deal and Phillip Stockwell, board of finance and James Coster, Stephen Salisbury and Helen Wilkinson, board of mis- sions. Elected, to the nursery committee were: Barbara Douglas, Ethel Kennedy, Maureen He- cox, Carol Parent, Naomi, Athan, Fred L. Huff and Linda Gartman. Members of the singspiration committee will be Edna Deal, Beatrice Heisler, Helen Wil- kinson and Linda Colby. On the music commilte will be: .Linda Colby, Goguen and Evelyn Rhodes, while the flower committee will' consist of Jackie Huff, Ruth Gray, Janice James and Irene Wilcox and the usher committee will in- clude Charles Rhodes, Robert Grindle and James Hobson. Members of the library committee will be Alice Tracy, Joe Tracy, Richard Kennedy, Eve- lyn Rhodes and Elaine Hartman while the pub- licity committee will include Alice Crowe, Carol Parent and Alice Cole and the nominating com- mittee members will' be Solon Colby, William Sawin and three members to be chosen later. SUN SHU Photo by Hurvl As the old saying goes, you just have to wait a minute for New England weather to change. In Bedford, Friday afternoon it Conservation commission calls special meeting SHIRLEY Shirley Conservation Commis- sion Chairman. Miss Harriet Lyon announces a special meeting will be held Thursday night at in the meeting room of the fire station. The benefits of a soil survey will be the main item to be discussed. Representatives of the U. S. Soil Conservation Service will be pres- ent. They will outline what benefits are derived by such a survey which is conducted by their department and will explain what is accom- plished by such a survey. Just wait a minute was car washing weather. By Saturday morning, it was rain, snow and high winds. And Sunday, the skies were sunny and. bright but the temperature not nearly conducive to car washing as Friday's. NOTICE TO ELECTRIC CUSTOMERS BELV1DERE On Tuesday, January 23, 1973 our crews will be making changes in the Electric i- Power Lines, A short interruption of service will be necessary between A.M. and A.M. on the following streets. Andover St. from Pentuckel Ave. to. Arbor.Rd., Wilder Rd., Barasford Ave., E. Merrimack St., Plummer St., Glenn Rd., Penlucket Ave., Wenlworth Parkview Ave., Mansur St., Butman-Rd., Ridge Rd., Luce St., Belvidere Circle, Draper Rd., Glemvood St., Frothingham St., Guild St. Also from A.M. to A.M. on the following'streets Nesmith St. from No. 313 to Andover St., Andover St. from Nesmilh St. to Penfucket Ave., Porter St., Clithroe St., Wyman St., Mansur St., Fairmount St., Talbot St., Fair- view St., Summit St, Hovey St., Belmont Ave., Whitman St., Evergreen Rd., Haines Ave., Birch St., Sycamore St. In the event of inclement weather this work will be done on the next work day. MASSACHUSETTS ELECTRIC COMPANY 29 MARKET ST., LOWELL, MASS.