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PUBLISHED BY THE 

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH 




BOSTON 

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1924 



ACTS AND RESOLVES 

OF 

MASSACHUSETTS 
1924 



1^*" The General Court, which was chosen November 7, 1922, assembled 
on Wednesday, the second day of January, 1924, for its second annual 
session. 

His Excellency Channing H. Cox and His Honor Alvan T. Fuller 
continued to serve as Governor and Lieutenant Governor, respectively, for 
the pohtical year of 1924. 



ACTS. 



An Act authokizing the city of waltham to construct (JJkij) \ 
and maintain a city hall on the common. ^' 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Waltham, if its city council, with the City of 
approval of the mayor, so votes, is hereby authorized to con- ^nstmc^,'"^^ 
struct and maintain a city hall on the Common, which Common etc , a city 
is bounded and described as follows: northerly by Main street, 
easterly by Elm street, southerly by Carter street and westerly 
by Moody street. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 21, 1924- 



Chap. 



An Act providing for an investigation and report rela- 
tive TO A union high SCHOOL FOR CERTAIN TOWNS IN DUKES 
COUNTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The towns of Chilmark, Edgartown, Gay Head, jYtiv^t*'"'^ 
Gosnold, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury and West Tisbury are each hereby union high 
authorized to elect one person for each one thousand inhabitants, certafn^towna 
or fraction thereof, to serve on a union high school building ^^ Dukes 
committee. Upon the election of such person or persons by any 
four or more of said towns whose total valuation equals or 
exceeds three fourths of the valuation of Dukes county, said 
committee shall investigate the desirability and the cost of a 
union high school for the participating towns, and report its 
findings to the said towns. If the establishment of said school 
is found desirable, said committee shall recommend a site and 
secure an estimate of the cost of the building and its equipment. 
Said committee shall serve without pay, but any necessary ex- Expenses 
penses, not exceeding seven hundred and fifty dollars, incurred etc. 
for travel and for preliminary plans and estimates, and for 
printing and mailing the report proNaded for in section two, shall 
be paid by the participating towns in shares proportionate to 
their state tax, after examination and approval of the accounts 
of said expenses by the county commissioners of Dukes county. 

Section 2. Said committee shall cause its report and recom- Report and 
mendations to be printed and shall mail a copy thereof to every tfons^t'o be^*" 
registered voter in each town represented on the committee not printed, etc. 
later than two weeks prior to its annual meeting for the year 
nineteen hundred and twenty-five. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 22, 1924. 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 3, 4. 



Chap. 3 An Act relative to release deeds to persons redeeming 

LAND TAKEN BY OR SOLD TO A CITY OR TOWN FOR NON-PAY- 
MENT OF TAXES. 



G. L. 60, 

§ 62, amended. 



Redemption 
of land 
taken or sold 
for taxes. 



Release 
deeds to 
persons 
redeeming 
land taken 
by or sold 
to a city or 
town, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section sixty-two of chapter sixty of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by inserting after the word "additional" in the 
fifteenth line the following : — If land taken by or sold to a city 
or town for non-payment of taxes is redeemed, the city treas- 
urer, notwithstanding the provisions of the charter of his city, 
or the town treasurer, as the case may be, shall sign, execute 
and deliver on behalf of the city or town a release of all the 
right, title and interest, which it acquired by such taking or 
purchase, in and to the land so redeemed, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 62. Any person having an interest in land 
taken or sold for non-payment of taxes, including those assessed 
under sections twelve, thirteen and fourteen of chapter fifty- 
nine, or his heirs or assigns, may, within two years after the 
taking or sale, redeem the same by paying or tendering to the 
collector, if the estate has been taken or purchased by the town, 
the amount of the tax, all intervening taxes, charges and fees, 
and interest on the whole at the rate of eight per cent per annum; 
or by paying or tendering to the purchaser, or his legal repre- 
sentatives or assigns, the original sum and intervening taxes 
paid by him and interest on the whole at said rate. In each case 
he shall also pay for examination of title and a deed of release 
not more than three dollars in the aggregate; and in addition 
thereto the actual cost of recording the tax deed or evndence of 
taking. He may redeem the land by paying to the collector 
the sum which he would be required to pay to the purchaser, 
with one dollar additional. If land taken by or sold to a city 
or town for non-payment of taxes is redeemed, the city treas- 
urer, notwithstanding the provisions of the charter of his city, 
or the town treasurer, as the case may be, shall sign, execute and 
deliver on behalf of the city or town a release of all the right, 
title and interest, which it acquired by such taking or purchase, 
in and to the land so redeemed. 

No person shall knowingly collect or attempt to collect for 
the redemption of any such land a sum of money greater than 
that authorized by this section. Approved January 24, 1924- 



Chap. 4 An Act relating to certain town meetings in the town 

OF FLORIDA. 



Votes, etc., 
taken at 
certain town 
meetings in 
town of 
Florida no 
longer to 
continue in 
force. 

Acts of 

certain persons 
validated. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All votes and all action taken at the annual town 
meeting of the inhabitants of the town of Florida held February 
fifth, nineteen hundred and twenty-three, and the meeting of 
the inhabitants of said town held November twenty-fourth, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-three, shall no longer continue 
in force and effect. 

Section 2. The acts of the persons purporting to hold office 
in said toAvn by virtue of the action taken at said meeting of 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 5, 6. 5 

February fifth, nineteen hundred and twenty-three, which were 
performed in course of the duties of such office, if and so far as 
invahd, are hereby confirmed and made vaUd to the same ex- 
tent as if said persons had been legal officers of said town, not- 
withstanding the provisions of section one. 

Section 3. The annual town meeting of the inhabitants of n\°^Jl^^„Vor 
said town for the year nineteen hundred and twenty-four, for year 1924 to 
the election of town officers and for such other business as may efc!^ 
come before it, shall be called for the first Monday of February, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-four. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 25, 192 4. 

An Act relative to a draw in the new haverhill lower Qfiap. 5 

BRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter five hundred and seven 1922, 507, § 1, 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two is hereby ^"^^"^ ^ ' 
amended by inserting after the word "Laws" in the fifth line 
the words : — , except as otherwise expressly provided herein, — 
and by adding at the end thereof the words : — Subject to the 
laws of the United States, said bridge may be built either with 
or without a draw but if built without a draw such provisions 
shall be made for installing a draw when needed as the division 
of waterways and public lands of the department of public 
works or the government of the United States may require, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 1 . The county commissioners Special com- 
of the county of Essex, and two citizens of said county who shall ™co^n°truct 
be appointed by the governor, are hereby constituted a special ,^^.g^'''"'^ 
commission. Subject to the provisions of chapter ninety-one of bridge, so- 
the General Laws, except as otherwise expressly provided herein, '^^^^^ ■ 
and of all other laws which may be applicable, said commission 
is hereby authorized to reconstruct, of such type and dimensions 
as it may determine, Haverhill lower bridge, so-called, over the 
Merrimack river at Main street in the city of Haverhill, including 
the approaches thereto. Subject to the laws of the United efther'^^th'or 
States, said bridge may be built either with or without a draw without a 
but if built without a draw such provisions shall be made for 
installing a draw when needed as the division of waterways and 
public lands of the department of public works or the govern- 
ment of the United States may require- 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 26, 1924- 

An Act authorizing the abatement of certain taxes on (Jhav. 6 

REAL estate IN THE TOWN OF WINCHENDON USED AS A 
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The assessors of the town of Winchendon may Xr°^°^ . 
abate certain taxes assessed for the year nineteen hundred and may'^abate 
twenty-three upon certain real estate in said town o^\Tied by o^reaV*^^^ 



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Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 7, 8, 9. 



estate used 
as a Christian 
science church. 



Chap. 



1909, 490, 
Part II, § 76, 
etc., repealed, 
etc. 



Chap. 



G. L. 201, 

§ 45, amended. 



Election, 
waiver, or 
exercise of 
power by 
guardian, etc. 

Pro\'isos. 

Approval of 
probate court 
to waiver of 
provisions of 
a will by 
guardian, etc. 



the Christian Science Society and purchased for reHgious pur- 
poses. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 26, 1924. 

7 An Act relative to equity procedure in cases arising 

from the taking or sale of land for the non-payment 

OF TAXES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section seventy-six of Part II of chapter four hundred and 
ninety of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, as revived and 
re-enacted by section forty of chapter four hundred and eighty- 
six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, is hereby 
repealed, but without affecting any case pending under the 
section so repealed. Approved January 26, 1924- 

8 An Act requiring the approval of the probate court to 

A WAIVER of the PROVISIONS OF A WILL BY A GUARDIAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section forty-five of chapter two hundred and one of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the fourth 
line, the word "but" and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: — provided, that no waiver of the provisions of a will under 
this section shall be valid until approved by the probate court 
after notice to such persons, if any, as the court shall deem proper 
and a hearing thereon, and provided also that, — so as to read 
as follows : — Section 45- If propert}^ rights or benefits given 
by will or by law depend upon the election, waiver or other act 
of a person incompetent by reason of insanity or minority to 
perform the same, his guardian may make such election or 
waiver or perform such act; provided, that no waiver of the pro- 
visions of a will under this section shall be valid until approved 
by the probate court after notice to such persons, if any, as the 
court shall deem proper and a hearing thereon, and provided 
also that if a power is vested in an insane person for his own 
benefit, or his consent is required for the exercise of any power 
where the power of consent is in the nature of a beneficial interest 
in himself, his guardian may, by order of the probate court, 
made after notice to such persons, if any, as the court shall 
deem proper, exercise the power or give the consent in such 
manner as shall be authorized or directed by the order. 

Approved January 26, 1924. 



Chap. 9 An Act placing under civil service the offices of janitor 
OF the town hall and janitors of school buildings in 
the town of dedham. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

jifitor ol Section 1. The provisions of chapter thirty-one of the Gen- 
town hall and eral Laws and the rules and regulations made thereunder shall 
schoorbuiid- hereafter apply to the offices of janitor of the town hall and 
L^^Dldham"^ jauitors of the several school buildings in the town of Dedham. 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 10, 11, 12. 7 

The present incumbents of said offices shall continue to hold the placed under 
same without taking civil service examinations. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to the To be sub- 
voters of said town at the annual town meeting in the year "oters, etc. 
nineteen hundred and twenty-four in the form of the following 
question to be placed upon the official ballot used for the elec- 
tion of town officers at said meeting: — " Shall an act passed by 
the general court in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-four, 
entitled ' An Act placing under civil service the offices of janitor 
of the town hall and janitors of school buildings in the town of 
Dedham' be accepted?" If a majority of the votes in answer 
to said question are in the affirmative, then this act shall there- 
upon take effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved January 26, 1924- 

An Act providing for the dissolution of an attachment QJidj) IQ 

OF REAL PROPERTY IF NO SERVICE IS MADE UPON THE DE- 
FENDANT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and twenty-three of the General Laws g. l. 223, 
is hereby amended by inserting after section one hundred and afte/riis! 
fifteen the following new section: — Section 115 A. If real prop- Dissolution 
erty of the defendant is attached in any action and no service is Cf reaf prop-"* 
made upon him, the attachment shall be dissolved unless it erty if no 
appears of record that notice of such action has been given to upon defend- 
him, in such manner as the court orders, within one year after 
the entry of the action. Approved January 26, 1924- 

An Act to establish the time when members of the water QJifuy J J 

AND sewerage BOARD OF THE TOWN OF WAKEFIELD SHALL 
TAKE OFFICE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The terms of office of all members of the water Members of 
and sewerage board of the town of Wakefield elected after this slwlrage 
act takes effect shall begin on the day after their election, instead ^°^^'^ °J 
of on May first following their election as provided by section Wakefield, 
twelve of chapter four hundred and eighty -eight of the acts of office.*" *^ ^ 
nineteen hundred and two as affected by chapter one hundred 
and six of the acts of nineteen hundred and ten, and the terms 
of office of the present members of said board shall terminate 
upon the election and qualification of their successors. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 31, 192 4. 

An Act authorizing the boston lying-in hospital to hold Chav. 12 

ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and fourteen of the Special Acts of ^^^'^•}^} ^^^' 

1111 -11 111 •! • amended. 

nmeteen hundred and seventeen is hereby amended by stnkmg 
out, in the third line, the words "two million" and inserting in 
place thereof the words : — three million five hundred thou- 



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Acts, 1924. —Chap. 13. 



Boston Lying- 
in Hospital 
may hold 
real and 
personal estate, 
etc. 



sand, — so as to read as follows : — The Boston Lying-in Hos- 
pital, a charitable corporation duly incorporated, is hereby au- 
thorized to hold real and personal estate to the value of three 
million five hundred thousand dollars, and, in continuation of 
and in addition to, the powers already granted it, shall have 
authority to build, equip and maintain one or more lying-in 
hospitals and to care for women suffering from diseases and 
conditions peculiar to women and during convalescence, and 
their infants, in said hospital or in private wards therein, or 
under the supervision of out-patient departments. 

Approved January 31, 1924- 



Chap. 13 -^N ^CT AUTHOEIZING THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD AND THE TOWN 
OF WEST SPRINGFIELD TO CONSTRUCT A BRIDGE ACROSS THE 
CONNECTICUT RIVER AND TO INCUR INDEBTEDNESS THEREFOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Springfield and the town of West 
Springfield may construct a bridge across the Connecticut river, 
with suitable approaches thereto if any are necessar}^, at the 
site of the bridge constructed in pursuance of chapter one hun- 
dred and thirty of the acts of eighteen hundred and seventy- 
two. 

Section 2. The board of aldermen of said city and selectmen 
of said town shall, in constructing said bridge, provide for the 
use of a portion thereof for street railway purposes upon such 
terms and conditions as may be agreed upon by said board and 
said selectmen and the company operating the street railway 
upon said bridge; and they may also provide upon said bridge 
ducts and other facilities for the use of other public utilities and 
collect from any utility using such ducts or facilities the cost of 
constructing the same or reasonable rental based on such cost. 
If any disagreement should arise concerning said provision or 
the cost or rental to be charged therefor, the utility in question 
or the city or town may petition the department of public 
utilities to decide the matter in dispute and the decision of said 
department shall be final and binding. 

Section 3. After the completion of said bridge the city of 
Springfield shall have the care and superintendence of said 
bridge, its abutments and piers, and all cost and expenses in- 
curred under this act, including all expense of maintaining said 
bridge and keeping it in repair and safe and convenient for 
travel and of said care and superintendence, shall be borne and 
paid by the city of Springfield and the town of West Springfield 
in the following proportion : — nine tenths by said city and one 
tenth by said town. 

Section 4. Liability for defects in said bridge, its piers and 
abutments, shall exist on the part of the city of Springfield and 
town of West Springfield respectively in the same proportions 
in which they shall bear the cost and expenses of said bridge as 
aforesaid, namely, nine tenths on the part of said city and one 
tenth on the part of said town. 



City of 
Springfield 
and town of 
West Spring- 
field may 
construct a 
bridge across 
Connecticut 
river. 

Provision for 
use of portion 
of bridf-'e for 
street railway 
purposes. 



Facilities for 
use of other 
public utilities, 
etc. 



Department 
of public 
utilities to 
decide matters 
in dispute. 



Superin- 
tendence of 
bridge, etc. 

Cost and 
expenses, how 
to be borne, 
etc. 



Liability for 
defects in 
bridge, etc. 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 14. 9 

Section 5. For the purpose of constructing said bridge and fl'[J^^^^"°°" 
any necessary approaches thereto the city of Springfield may borrow money. 
from time to time borrow such sums as may be necessary to pay 
its aforesaid proportionate part of the cost thereof, not exceed- 
ing, in the aggregate, nine hundred thousand dollars, and may 
issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the 
words, City of Springfield North End Bridge Loan, Act of ^'f^' ^^ '^'l""^^" 
1924; and for said purpose the town of West Springfield may End Bridge 
from time to time borrow such sums as may be necessary to pay {gg "• "towd 
its aforesaid proportionate part of said cost, not exceeding, in of West 
the aggregate, one hundred thousand dollars, and may issue may borrow 
bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, "^"^"^y- 
Town of West Springfield North End Bridge Loan, Act of 1924. Town of West 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan and such North End 
loans shall be payable in not more than twenty years from their Act'^ofml"' 
dates. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in excess indebtedness 
of the statutory debt limits of the city of Springfield and the of stetutory^^^ 
town of West Springfield respectively, but shall, except as ^ebt limits, 
herein provided, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws, including the provisions of section seven which relate to 
borrowing inside the statutory limit for purposes set forth in 
paragraph (5) of said section. 

Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage, but 'Hme of taking 
so much thereof as respectively empowers said city or town to 
borrow money shall become null and void unless such borrowing 
is authorized by the city or town within five years from the 
date of said passage. Approved January 31 , 1924. 

An Act authorizing the dennison manufacturing com- Chaj). 14 

PANY to maintain BRIDGES OVER CLINTON STREET IN THE 
TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Upon petition and after a public hearing thereon, Dennison 
notice of which shall be published at least three times in the in^g company 
Framingham Evening News, a newspaper pubHshed in the town IJ^'^/jJ^")^'^ j 
of Framingham, the last publication to be at least seven days bridges over 
before the hearing, the selectmen of said town may issue a i^''t°own oT*'^* 
permit to the Dennison Manufacturing Company of Framing- Framingham. 
ham, its successors and assigns, to build and maintain bridges 
over Clinton street in said town, for the purpose of connecting 
the buildings owned and occupied by said company on said 
Clinton street. Said permit shall be granted upon such con- Conditions 
ditions and subject to such restrictions as the selectmen may tums^^^^'^' 
prescribe. Any permit so issued may be revoked by the select- Revocation 



men. 



ol permit. 



Section 2. Any bridge built under a permit granted as Dimensions, 
aforesaid shall be constructed and maintained at a height not ^"'' 
less than eighteen feet above the grade line of said street, and 
shall not be more than twelve feet in width, and no part of said 
bridge or its supports shall rest on the surface of the street. 

Section 3. If a person sustains bodily injury or damage in Damages, 
his property by reason of the construction or maintenance of et°c' ''^°°''^^^ ' 



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Acts, 1924. — Chap. 15. 



any such bridge, he may recover damages therefor in an action 
of tort brought in the superior court against said Dennison 
Manufacturing Company, or its successors or assigns, within 
Proviso. one year after the date of such injury or damage; provided, 

that such notice of the time, place and cause of the said injury 
or damage be given to said Dennison Manufacturing Company, 
or its successors or assigns, by, or on behalf of, the persons sus- 
taining the same as is, under the provisions of chapter eighty-four 
of the General Laws, valid and sufficient in cases of injury or 
damage sustained by reason of a defect or a want of repair in 
or upon a way, if such defect or want of repair is caused by or 
consists in part of snow or ice, or both. The remedy herein pro- 
vided shall not be exclusive, but shall be in addition to any 
other remedy provided by law. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 2, 192 4. 



Chap. 15 An Act relative to the exemption from taxation of 

LOANS SECURED BY DULY RECORDED MORTGAGES OF REAL 
ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Clause Third of subsection (a) of section one of 
chapter sixty-two of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after the word "by" in the first line of said clause the 
words : — duly recorded, — so as to read as follows : — Third, 
Loans secured exclusively by duly recorded mortgage of real 
estate, taxable as real estate, situated in the commonwealth, to 
an amount not exceeding the assessed value of the mortgaged 
real estate less the amount of all prior mortgages. 

Section 2. Section twenty- two of said chapter sixty-two is 
hereby amended by inserting after the word "by" in the tenth 
line the words : — duly recorded, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 22. Every individual inhabitant of the commonwealth, 
including every partnership, association or trust, whose annual 
income from all sources exceeds two thousand dollars shall 
annually make a return of his entire income, except income de- 
rived (a) from real estate, (&) from dividends exempt from 
taxation imder section one, (c) from interest upon bonds or 
other obligations of the L^nited States, (rf) from interest upon 
such bonds, notes and certificates of indebtedness of the com- 
monwealth and political subdivisions thereof as are exempt from 
taxation under clause twenty-fifth of section five of chapter 
fifty-nine, {e) from loans secured exclusively by duly recorded 
mortgage of real estate, taxable as real estate, situated in the 
commonwealth, to an amount not exceeding the assessed value 
of the mortgaged real estate less the amount of all prior mort- 
gages, and (/) from wages or salaries received from the United 
States. Every other individual inhabitant, including every 
partnership, association or trust, who receives income taxable 
under section one or subsection (a) or (c) of section five shall 
make an annual return of such taxable income. 

Approved February 2, 1924- 



G. L. 62, § 1. 
subsect. (o), 
cl. Third, 
amended. 

Exemption 
from taxation 
of loans se- 
cured by duly 
recorded 
mortcages of 
real estate. 

G. L. 62, § 22, 
amended. 



Persons re- 
quired to 
make return 
of income, 
etc. 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 16, 17. 11 



An Act relative to the collection of accounts due to QJiajj lg 

CITIES and towns. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., a3 follows: 

Chapter forty-one of the General Laws is hereby amended by G. l. 41, new 
inserting after section thirty -eight the following new section : — §*^38 °" * ^^'^ 
Section 38 A. A city or town may by ordinance or by-law, not- Collection of 
withstanding any charter provision, provide that the collector to dties^mf 
of taxes shall collect, under the title of city or town collector, all towns. 
accounts due the city or town, and may in like manner define 
his powers and duties in relation to the collection of such ac- 
counts. This section shall not apply to the collection of interest 
on investments of sinking or trust funds. 

Approved February 2, 1924- 

An Act relative to exemption from local taxation of fhrijj 1 7 
WIDOWS, certain unmarried women, aged persons and ^' 

CERTAIN minors. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Clause seventeenth of section five of chapter g. l. 59, § 5, 
fifty-nine of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting t'e'enthf'^" 
after the word "under" in the eighth line of said clause the amended. 
words : — the twelfth, twentieth and twenty-first clauses of, — 
so that said seventeenth clause will read as follows: — Seven- Exemption 
teenth. Property, to the amount of one thousand dollars, of a ta°a\ion^of 
widow, of an unmarried woman above the age of twenty-one, widows, certain 

« 1 ii J! J. n e • 1 unmarried 

of a person above the age 01 seventy-nve, or or any mmor whose women, aged 
father is deceased, who are legal residents of the commonwealth, certa^^ ^"'^ 
whether such property be owned by such persons separately, or "oinors. 
jointly, or as tenants in common; provided, that the whole Pro\-iso. 
estate, real and personal, of such person does not exceed in 
value the sum of one thousand dollars, exclusive of property 
otherwise exempt under the twelfth, twentieth and twenty- 
first clauses of this section and exclusive of the value of the 
mortgage interest held by persons other than the person to be 
exempted in such mortgaged real estate as may be included in 
such whole estate; but if, the value of such whole estate being 
less than one thousand dollars, the combined value thereof and 
of such mortgage interest exceeds one thousand dollars, the 
amount so exempted shall be one thousand dollars. If the prop- 
erty of a person entitled to such exemption is taxable in more 
than one town, or partly without the commonwealth, only such 
proportion of the one thousand dollars exemption shall be made 
in any town as the value of the property taxable in such town 
bears to the whole of the taxable property of such person. No 
property shall be so exempt which the assessors shall adjudge 
has been conveyed to such persons to evade taxation. A person 
aggrieved by any such judgment may appeal to the county 
commissioners within the time and in the manner allowed by 
section sixty-four. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect as of March thirty-first Time of taking 
in the current year. Approved February 2, 1924. ^^^^^' 



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Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 18, 19. 



Chap. 18 An A^t relative to fees of special justices of district 

COURTS FOR taking BAIL IN CRIMINAL CASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section sixty-three of chapter two hundred and seventy-six 
of the General Laws, as amended by section three of chapter 
four hundred and sLxty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-two, is hereby further amended by inserting after the 
word "court" in the first fine the words: — , except a special 
justice of a district court, — and by striking out, in the third 
line, the word "other", so as to read as follows: — Section 63. 
No justice of any court, except a special justice of a district 
court, shall receive any fee or compensation for taking and ap- 
proving bail in criminal cases, and no person authorized to 
admit to bail in criminal cases shall receive from any source in* 
connection with the admitting to bail anything of value in 
excess of the statutory fees therefor. No person shall act as 
attorney in any case in which he has admitted a prisoner or 
witness to bail. Approved February 4, 1924. 



G. L. 276, § 63. 
etc., amended. 



Fees for 
taking bail in 
criminal cases 
regulated. 



G. L. 123, § 77, 
amended. 



ChaV- 19 -A^ ^^'^ relative to the DISPOSITION OF PERSONS COMMITTED 
FOR OBSERVATION AS TO THEIR SANITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section seventy-seven of chapter one hundred and twenty- 
three of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, 
in the sixteenth and seventeenth lines, the words "the institu- 
tion" and inserting in place thereof the words: — any institu- 
tion for the insane, — and by adding at the end thereof the 
following new paragraph : — In case of the death, resignation 
or removal of the judge committing a person for observation, 
his successor in office, or, in case of the absence or disability of 
the judge committing a person as aforesaid, any judge or special 
justice of the same court, shall receive the notice or report pro- 
vided for by this section and carry out any subsequent pro- 
ceedings hereunder, — so as to read as follows : — Section 77. 
If a person is found by two physicians qualified as provided in 
section fifty-three to be in such mental condition that his com- 
mitment to an institution for the insane is necessary for his 
proper care or observation, he may be committed by any judge 
mentioned in section fifty, to a state hospital or to the McLean 
hospital, for a period of thirty-five days pending the determi- 
nation of his insanity; provided, that such commitments shall 
be made to Gardner state colony only when legally authorized 
by the department. Within thirty days after such commitment 
the superintendent of the institution to which the person has 
been committed shall discharge him if he is not insane, and shall 
notify the judge who committed him, or if he is insane he shall 
report the patient's mental condition to the judge with the 
recommendation that he shall be committed as an insane person, 
or discharged to the care of his guardian, relatives or friends if 
he is harmless and can properly be cared for by them. Within 



Commitment 
of persons for 
observation as 
to their 
sanity. 



Proviso. 



Disposition 
after com- 
mitment. 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 20. 13 

the said thirty-five days, the committing judge may authorize 

a discharge as aforesaid, or he may commit the patient to any 

institution for the insane as an insane person if, in his opinion, 

such commitment is necessary. If, in the opinion of the judge. Additional 

additional medical testimony as to the mental condition of the ^1^°^^ *^**'" 

alleged insane person is desirable, he may appoint a physician 

to examine and report thereon. 

In case of the death, resignation or removal of the judge com- Death, resig- 
mitting a person for observation, his successor in office, or, in of judge^om- 
case of the absence or disability of the judge committing a ™r**b?er^^ation 
person as aforesaid, any judge or special justice of the same 
court, shall receive the notice or report provided for by this 
section and carry out any subsequent proceedings hereunder. 

Approved February 4> 1924' 

An Act relative to the discharge of certain mortgages (]}iQTf 20 

BY DECREE OF THE LAND COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fifteen of chapter two hundred and forty of the General ^- p- ?i?' ^ ^^' 

T • 1 1 111' • i» 1 1 « >) amended. 

Laws IS hereby amended by mserting after the word mortgage 
in the third line the words : — or a mortgage not properly or 
legally discharged of record, — so as to read as follows : — Sec- Discharge of 
Hon 15. If the record title of land or of easements or rights in n^^tgagesby 
land held and possessed in fee simple is encumbered by an un- decree of 
discharged mortgage or a mortgage not properly or legally dis- '^^ '^°^^ ' 
charged of record, and the mortgagor and those having his 
estate therein have been in uninterrupted possession of the land 
or exercising the rights in easements or other rights in land, 
either for any period of twenty years after the expiration of the 
time limited in the mortgage for the full performance of the 
condition thereof, or for any period of twenty years after the 
date of a mortgage not given to secure the payment of money 
or a debt but to secure the mortgagee against a contingent 
liability which has so ceased to exist that no person will be 
prejudiced by the discharge thereof, the mortgagor, or those 
having his estate in the land, or exercising the rights in ease- 
ments, or any person named in section eleven, may file a petition 
in the land court; and if, after such notice by publication or 
otherwise as the court orders, no evidence is offered of a pay- 
ment on account of the debt secured by said mortgage within 
such period of twenty years after the expiration of the time 
limited for the performance of the condition thereof, or of any 
other act within said time in recognition of its existence as a 
valid mortgage, or if the court finds that such contingent lia- 
bility has ceased to exist and that the mortgage ought to be 
discharged, it may enter a decree, reciting the facts and findings, 
which shall, within thirty days after its entry, be recorded in 
the registry of deeds for the county or district where the land 
lies, and no action to enforce a title under said mortgage shall 
thereafter be maintained. Two or more persons owning in 
severalty different portions or different interests, such as are 
described in section eleven, in the land subject to the mortgage 



14 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 21, 22. 



may join in one petition, and two or more defects arising under 
different mortgages affecting one parcel of land may be set forth 
in the same petition. If the petition is contested, the court 
shall make an appropriate order for separate issues. 

Approved February 5, 1924- 



Amovmt Mid- 
dlesex county 
may borrow 
for improve- 
ments at 
county build- 
ings in 
Cambridge, 
further in- 
creased. 



Chap. 21 ^ -^CT FURTHER INCREASING THE AMOUNT THE COUNTY OF 
MIDDLESEX MAY BORROW TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AT THE 
COUNTY BUILDINGS IN THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purposes specified in section one of 
chapter three hundred and nine of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-one, the county commissioners of the county of 
Middlesex may from time to time borrow upon the credit of 
the county such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in 
the aggregate, fift}^ thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 
notes of the county therefor. Each authorized issue shall consti- 
tute a separate loan, and such loans shall be payable in not more 
than twenty years from their dates. The county may sell the 
said securities at public or private sale upon such terms and 
conditions as the county commissioners may deem proper, but 
not for less than their par value. Indebtedness incurred here- 
under shall be subject to chapter thirty-five of the General 
Laws. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by 
the county commissioners of ISIiddlesex county; provided, that 
such acceptance occurs prior to December thirty-first in the 
current year. Approved February 5, 1924. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
Middlesex 
county com- 
missioners. 
Proviso. 



Chap. 22 An Act establishing in the city of melrose a board of 
appeal relative to the use of land and the construc- 
tion and use of buildings thereon. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There shall be established in the city of Melrose 
a board to be known as the board of appeal and to consist of 
five members, of whom one shall always be an architect, one a 
builder and one an attornej^-at-law. Of the members of said 
board, four shall be appointed by the mayor, subject to con- 
firmation by the board of aldermen, one of such members to be 
chosen from two candidates nominated by the planning board, 
one from two candidates nominated by the board of survey 
and one from two candidates nominated by the park commis- 
sion, and the fifth member shall be elected by the board of 
aldermen. When said board is first constituted, two members 
appointed by the mayor shall be appointed for two years and 
two for three years, and the member elected by the board of 
aldermen shall be elected for five years, said terms to begin on 
May first next succeeding the acceptance of this act. There- 
after, as the term of any member expires, or his office becomes 
vacant through removal from the city or from other cause, his 
successor shall be nominated and appointed or elected in the 



Board of 
appeal relative 
to use of 
land and con- 
struction and 
use of bmld- 
ings thereon in 
city of Mel- 
rose, estab- 
lishment, 
membership, 
qualifications, 
terms of 
office, etc. 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 22. 15 

same manner in which such office was originally filled and for 
the term of five years commencing on May first following his 
appointment, except that any appointment to fill a vacancy 
shall be for the unexpired term. Members of said board of 
appeal shall be residents of Melrose, shall hold office during 
such residence until their successors are duly qualified, and may 
be removed by the appointing or electing authority. A chairman 
of said board and, in his absence, an acting chairman shall be 
chosen by and from the members thereof. 

Section 2. Any person aggrieved by any order, act or refusal Method of 
of the building inspector or other officer or board having super- board, etc. 
vision or authority under the building or zoning ordinances or 
regulations of the city, and any officer, department or board of 
the city so aggrieved, may, within ten days from the date when 
notice of said order, act or refusal is mailed or is otherwise 
delivered, appeal therefrom to the board of appeal by mailing 
or otherwise delivering written notice of such appeal to the Notice. 
inspector, officer or board so ordering, acting or refusing. The 
notice or a certified copy thereof shall thereupon be transmitted 
by said inspector, officer or board to the board of appeal, which 
shall hold a public hearing thereon after notice given to such Public hearing. 
persons and in such manner as the board shall order. The 
chairman of the board or, in his absence, the acting chairman, 
may compel the attendance and testimony of witnesses and may Attendance of 
administer oaths thereto. A record of the proceedings of the Rg "''rT^f ^*'^" 
board shall be kept, showing the vote of each member upon proceedings, 
each question or, if absent or failing to vote, indicating such ^^^' 
fact, which record, together with the decision in each case, shall 
be filed in the office of the board and shall thereafter be open 
to public inspection. No member of the board shall act in any 
case in which he is interested, financially or otherwise. The Rules, regu- 
board shall make such rules and regulations governing its pro- ^*^°^^' ®*'^- 
cedure, not inconsistent with the provisions hereof, as it deems 
necessary or expedient, and may also prescribe the form and 
manner of giving notice and the persons or officers entitled to 
receive notice under this act and also under said building or 
zoning ordinances and regulations. 

Section 3. After hearing as provided in section two, the Powers and 
board shall affirm, annul, reverse or modify the order, act or board'. °^ 
refusal appealed from. The board may vary or dispense with 
the application or enforcement of building or zoning ordinances 
and regulations of said city in accordance with what appears to 
the board to be their true purpose and intent, or where a literal 
interpretation thereof would result in manifest injustice; pro- Proviso. 
vided, that no such decision shall conflict with the spirit of said 
ordinances and regulations. In exercising the above powers the 
board may affirm, annul, reverse or modify in whole or in part 
the order, act or refusal appealed from, and in appropriate cases 
and subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards it may 
make special exceptions to the terms of said ordinances and 
regulations in harmony with the general purpose and intent 
thereof or where such exceptions are reasonably necessary for 
the public convenience and welfare, and to that end the board 



16 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 23, 24. 



Assent of 
certain ntimber 
of members of 
the board for 
decisions, etc. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
board of 
aldermen, 
etc. 
Proviso. 



shall have all the powers of the officer, department or board 
from which the appeal was taken to make any order or refusal 
or to act in relation to the subject matter. Any decision so to 
annul, reverse or modify an order, act or refusal appealed from, 
to vary or dispense with the application or enforcement of any 
ordinance or regulation, or to impose conditions or make ex- 
ceptions as hereinbefore provided, shall require the assent of 
at least four members of the board. Each decision shall specify 
the variations and exceptions allowed, if any, and the reasons 
therefor, and a certified copy of such decision shall be sent by 
mail or be otherwise delivered to each party in interest within 
ten days after the decision. The board of appeal shall have such 
further powers and duties not inconsistent with law as the 
board of aldermen may from time to time prescribe. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by 
vote of the board of aldermen of said city, subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs 
prior to December thirty-first in the current year. So much of 
this act, however, as authorizes its submission for acceptance 
shall take effect upon its passage. Approved February 5, 1924. 



Chap. 23 An Act reviving the boston packing and provision com- 
pany. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would cause 
great inconvenience and expense, therefore it is hereby declared 
to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preserva- 
tion of the public convenience. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

i^g^and Pro^" The Bostou Packing and Provision Company, a corporation 
visionCompany dissolvcd by chapter two hundred and three of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby revived with the same 
powers, duties and obligations as if said chapter had not been 
passed. Approved February IS, 1924- 



Chap. 24 An Act removing the limitation as to price in purchases 
of land by cities and towns for forestation purposes. 



G. L. 132, § 35, 

amended. 



Acquisition of 
land by cities 
and towns for 
forestation 
purposes. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirty-five of chapter one hundred and thirty-two of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
second and third lines, the words "at a rate not exceeding an 
average cost of five dollars per acre", so as to read as fol- 
lows : — Section 85. Towns may acquire by purchase, gift or 
bequest lands for the purpose of forestation and may reclaim 
and plant such lands. The said department may upon applica- 
tion in such form as the forester may prescribe furnish such 
towns free of charge with seedlings for the planting of their 
lands. Approved February 13, 1924, 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 25, 26. 17 



An Act authorizing the town of Hudson to borrow (JJkij) 25 
money for constructing, equipping and furnishing new 
school buildings. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter four hundred and seventeen of the acts 1923, 417, § 1, 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-three is hereby amended by ^™*'° *^ ' 
striking out section one and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing : — Section 1 . For the purpose of constructing new school ^n"ma°y ?Jr^" 
buildings and for the original equipment and furnishing of said row money for 
buildings, the town of Hudson may borrow from time to time poses. ^^' 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, 
one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 
notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Hudson Hudson School 
School Loan, Act of 1924. Each authorized issue shall constitute {g2 °' ^'^^ °^ 
a separate loan. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be 
in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as provided 
herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, in- 
cluding the pro\'isions of section seven thereof which relate to 
borrowing inside the statutory limit for purposes set forth in 
paragraph (3) of said section. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 15, 1924- 



An Act repealing certain provisions of law relative (Jhny ofi 
to consolidated tax returns of domestic and foreign "' 

business corporations. 

Whereas, The proper administration of the tax laws requires Emergency 
the immediate repeal of chapter two hundred and fifty-four of preamble. 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, therefore this 
act is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the 
immediate preservation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section L Sections thirty-four A and thirty-nineB of chap- g. l. 63, 
ter sixty-three of the General Laws, inserted, respectively, by Itc^ttpeakd. 
sections one and two of chapter two hundred and fifty-four 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, are hereby 
repealed. 

Section 2. Section thirty of said chapter sixty-three, as o. l. 63, § 30, 
amended by chapter three hundred and two of the acts of nine- ^^^■' a^^ended. 
teen hundred and twenty-two, section three of chapter two hun- 
dred and fifty-four and section five of chapter four hundred and 
thirty-eight both of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, is hereby further amended by striking out the paragraph 
included in the first four lines of said section thirty, as appearing 
in said section five, and inserting in place thereof the following : — 
Section 30. When used in this section and sections thirty-one to Taxation of 
fifty-two, inclusive, the following terms shall have the following porL'J^M °'^" 

meanings: Definitions, 



18 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 27, 28. 



G. L. 63, § 39, 
etc., amended. 



Excise on 
foreign business 
corporations. 



Section 3. Section thirty-nine of said chapter sixty-three, 
as amended by section three of chapter four hundred and twenty- 
four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in the second hne, the words 
" or in section thirty-nine B ", so that the paragraph included 
in the first twelve lines of said section thirty-nine, as appearing 
in said section three, will read as follows: — Section 39. Except 
as otherwise provided herein, every foreign corporation shall 
pay annually, with respect to the carrying on or doing of busi- 
ness by it within the commonwealth, an excise equal to the 
sum of the following, provided that every such corporation shall 
pay annually a total excise not less in amount than one twentieth 
of one per cent of such proportion of the fair cash value of all 
the shares constituting its capital stock as the assets, both real 
and personal, employed in any business within the common- 
wealth on April first following the close of the taxable year, 
bear to the total assets of the corporation employed in business 
on said date: Approved February 15, 1924- 



Reserve police 
force in town 
of Arlington, 
establishment, 
etc. 



Chap. 27 An Act authorizing the establishment of a reserve 

POLICE FORCE IN THE TOWN OF ARLINGTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1. The selectmen of the toAvn of Arlington may 
from time to time, as authorized by the town, appoint, subject 
to chapter thirty-one of the General Laws except as hereinafter 
provided, suitable persons to constitute a reserve police force 
for said town, to a number not exceeding one for every three 
members of its regular police force. Members of said reserve 
force may be removed by the selectmen at any time for any 
reason satisfactory to them and shall be subject to such rules 
and regulations as the selectmen may prescribe. 

Section 2. The members of said reserve force shall, when 
on duty, have all the powers and duties of members of the 
regular police force of said town, and shall be paid by the town 
such compensation as the selectmen may fix. 

Section 3. All appointments to the regular police force in 
said town shall hereafter be made from the reserve force, subject 
to such rules and regulations as the division of civil service may 
prescribe, except that a period of six months of actual service 
as a reserve officer shall be the minimum probationary period 
under said rules and regulations. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 15, 1924- 

Chap. 28 An Act authorizing the city of springfield to borrow 
additional money for the use of its board of water 
commissioners. 



Powers and 
duties. 

Compensation. 



Appointments 
to regular 
police force 
from re.serve 
force, etc. 



City of Spring- 
field may 
borrow addi- 
tional money 
for use of ita 
board of 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of paj-ing the necessary expenses 
incident to carrying out the purposes specified in chapter three 
hundred and seventeen of the acts of nineteen hundred and six, 
and acts in amendment thereof, the city of Springfield may 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 29, 30. 19 



borrow from time to time such sums as may be necessary, not water com- 
exceeding in the aggregate four miUion dollars in addition to 
the amounts previously authorized, and may issue bonds or 
notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Spring- Springfield 
field Water Loan, Act of 1924. Each authorized issue shall J^fl] \^.^l' 
constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be payable in 
not more than thirty' years from their dates. Indebtedness in- 
curred under this act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, 
but shall, except as herein provided, be subject to chapter forty- 
four of the General Laws. 

Section 2. The said city shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accordance °^'^' 
with section one ; and when a vote to that effect has been passed, 
a sum which, with the income derived from water rates, will be 
sufficient to pay the annual expense of operating its water works 
and the interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes issued as 
aforesaid by the city and to make such payments on the principal 
as may be required under the provisions of this act shall, without 
further vote, be assessed by the assessors of the city annually 
thereafter in the same manner as other taxes, until the debt in- 
curred by said loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 15, 1924. 

An Act authorizing the city of haverhill to extend and Qhav. 29 

CONSTRUCT outfall SEWERS BEYOND THE HARBOR LINES 
ON THE MERRIMACK RIVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L The city of Haverhill may extend and construct City of Haver- 
outfall sewers in the Merrimack river in said city beyond the extemf.^etc, 
harbor lines now established by law; provided, that no work bewild^ha/bor 
hereunder shall be done unless a license therefor has been granted lines on Mer- 
by the division of waterways and public lands of the department Provi^ao"^^ 
of public works. So much of chapter ninety-one of the General 
Laws as relates to the licensing of structures and other works 
in tide water within established harbor lines shall be applicable 
to work to be done hereunder beyond such lines. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 15, 1924- 

An Act enlarging the corporate purposes of the alpha phnj) Qn 

THETA chapter OF THE CHI PSI FRATERNITY IN WILLIAMS 
COLLEGE AND AUTHORIZING SAID CHAPTER TO HOLD ADDI- 
TIONAL REAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L Section one of chapter sixty-eight of the acts of isso gs § i, 
eighteen hundred and ninety is hereby amended by inserting ' 
after the word "property" in the tenth line the words: — and 
preserving and advancing the general welfare, — so as to read 
as follows : — Section 1 . William P. Prentice, Samuel P. Blag- Alpha Theta 
den, George W. Van Slyck, Alexander T. Van Nest, William T. chf C F°/a-^' 
Booth, William M. Grosvenor, Walter F. Hawkins, Fred R. t|™,i*y ^^^^ , 

' ' Williams Col- 



20 Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 31, 32. 

^ wate'd"'^' Bigelow, Vanderpael Adriance, Hale Holden, H. K. White, Jr., 
Charles C. Nott, John S. Sheppard, Calvin Bullock, Munson 
Burton, their associates and successors, are made a corporation 
under the name of the Alpha Theta Chapter of the Chi Psi 
Purposes. Fraternity in Williams College, for the purpose of holding and 

managing the real estate and personal property and preserving 
and advancing the general welfare of the said chapter, with the 
powers and privileges and subject to the duties, liabilities and 
restrictions which now are or may hereafter be in force relating 
to such corporations. 
1890, ^-^§j3^ Section 2. Section three of said chapter sixty-eight, as 
amended by section one of chapter eighty-two of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and eight, is hereby further amended by in- 
serting after the word "exceed" in the fifth line the words: — 
May hold, one hundred and, — so as to read as follows : — Section 3. The 
pers'o^na/ ^^^ Said Corporation is authorized to receive, purchase, hold, mort- 
property. gage and convey real and personal property for the uses of said 

Proviso. chapter: provided, that the value of the real estate so held at 

any time shall not exceed one hundred and seventy-five thousand 
dollars, and that said property shall not be exempt from taxa- 
tion. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 15, 1924- 

Chap. 31 An Act relative to the tenure of the holder of a 

CERTIFICATE OF TITLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

G. i^- 185, § 46, Section forty-six of chapter one hundred and eighty-five of 

amen e . ^^^ General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the 

nineteenth and twentieth lines, the words "may attach" and 

inserting in place thereof the word: — attaches, — and by 

striking out, in the twentieth and twenty-first lines, the words 

" prior to, or independent of, the recording or registering of any 

Tenure of paper", SO that clause Fifth will read as follows: — Fifth, 

certificate of Any Hability to assessment for betterments or other statutory 

title. liability, except for taxes payable to the commonwealth, which 

attaches to land in the commonwealth as a lien; but if there are 

easements or other rights appurtenant to a parcel of registered 

land which for any reason have failed to be registered, such 

easements or rights shall remain so appurtenant notwithstanding 

such failure, and shall be held to pass with the land until cut 

off or extinguished by the registration of the servient estate, or 

in any other manner. Approved February 15, 1924- 



Chap. 32 An Act authorizing the city of Gloucester to refund 

CERTAIN ILLEGAL SEWER ASSESSMENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
City of Section 1. The city of Gloucester may refund to such 

ina°y refund pcrsons as paid the same, or to their legal representatives, the 
sewer^ksies's-' amouuts paid by such persons to said city on account of sewer 
meats. Essessmcnts made under the sewer ordinance adopted by said 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 33. 21 

city in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-one and since 
repealed because of illegahty, whether or not such payments 
were made under protest and whether or not actions have been 
brought to recover the same. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by To be sub- 
the municipal council of said city in accordance with the pro- mu^^cipai 
visions of its charter. Approved February 15, 1924- council, etc. 



An Act to provide for the verification of cash balances QJidj) 33 

BY TOWN AUDITORS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section fifty of chapter forty-one of the General g. l 41, § 50, 
Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the fol- 
lowing: — They shall, at least once in each year, verify the cash 
balance of each of such officers and committees by actual count 
of the cash and by reconciliation of bank balances, and shall 
insert in their annual report their certificate under oath of the 
facts so found, — so as to read as follows : — Section 50. The Powers and 
auditors of a town shall examine the books and accounts of all auditors! ^'^^^ 
its officers and committees intrusted with the receipt, custody 
or expenditure of money, and all original bills and vouchers on 
which money has been or may be paid from its treasury. They 
shall have free access to such books, accounts, bills and vouchers 
as often as once a month for the purpose of examination, and 
shall examine the same at least once in each year, and annually 
report in writing the result of their examinations. They shall, ^'flfg'if*'"'^ 
at least once in each year, verify the cash balance of each of balances. 
such officers and committees by actual count of the cash and 
by reconciliation of bank balances, and shall insert in their 
annual report their certificate under oath of the facts so found. 

Section 2. Section fifty-three of said chapter forty-one is g. l. 41, § 53, 
hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following : — amended. 
They shall, at least once in each year, verify the cash balance of 
such trustees by actual count of the cash and by reconciliation 
of bank balances, and shall insert in their annual report their 
certificate under oath of the facts so found, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 53. Town auditors shall at least once every Auditing of 
year, and so much oftener as they deem necessary, audit the P'^t.hc trusts. 
accounts of the trustees of any property the principal or income 
of which, in whole or in part, was bequeathed or given in trust 
for public uses for the benefit of the town or any part thereof, 
or for the benefit of the inhabitants of the toA\Ti or of any part 
thereof, and examine and estimate the funds, securities and 
evidences of property held by such trustees. Said trustees shall 
give said auditors free access to their accounts, funds, securities 
and evidences of property; and any such trustee refusing to 
exhibit the same shall be punished by a fine of not less than 
fifty nor more than two hundred dollars. Town auditors shall 
include in their annual reports a report of such auditing and 
investigation; and if they discover any fraud or irregularity 
they shall immediately report the same to the mayor and city 



22 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 34, 35. 



Verification of 
cash balances. 



treasurer or to the selectmen and town treasurer. They shall, 
at least once in each year, verify the cash balance of such trustees 
by actual count of the cash and by reconciliation of bank bal- 
ances, and shall insert in their annual report their certificate 
under oath of the facts so found. Approved February 15, 1924. 



City of 
Newton may 
acquire and 
use for high- 
way purposes 
certain portion 
of Evergreen 
Cemetery. 



Chap. 34 ^ Act authorizing the city of newton to acquire and 

USE FOR HIGHWAY PURPOSES A CERTAIN PORTION OF EVER- 
GREEN CEMETERY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The city of Newton may take by eminent domain under 
chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire by pur- 
chase or otherwise, for highway purposes, a certain portion of a 
cemetery in said city known as the Evergreen Cemetery, bounded 
and described as follows : — beginning at a point in the north- 
westerly line of Needham street, distant eighty-five and eighty 
one hundredths feet northeasterly from a Massachusetts high- 
way bound in said northwesterly line of Needham street, at the 
division line between land of the Evergreen Cemetery and land 
of Emma P. Barbrick; thence westerl}'^ four and two one hun- 
dredths feet by said division line; thence by a curve of ninety 
feet radius in a general northeasterly and northerly direction, 
sixty-one and seventy-seven one hundredths feet over said land 
of the Evergreen Cemetery to a point in the westerly line of 
Winchester street, distant forty-five and sixty-three one hun- 
di'cdths feet northerly from a Massachusetts highway bound in 
said westerly line of Winchester street; thence southerly forty- 
five and sixty-three one hundredths feet to said last mentioned 
bound; thence southerly more westerly fourteen and forty one 
hundredths feet; the last two described lines being by said 
westerly line of Winchester street; thence westerly fourteen 
feet by said land of the Evergreen Cemetery to the point of 
beginning; the above described parcel containing three hun- 
dred and eighty-two square feet. Approved February 15, 1924. 



Chap. 35 An Act providing for an investigation relative to 

TRAFFIC congestion AT OR NEAR RICHARD BLYNMAN BRIDGE 
in the city of GLOUCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of ascertaining feasible methods 
of relieving traffic congestion at or near Richard Blynman bridge 
in the city of Gloucester, including the making of necessary 
surveys, plans and the collection of other data in relation thereto, 
the county commissioners of the county of Essex may expend, 
from any funds available for the construction or repair of high- 
ways, a sum not to exceed five thousand dollars. Upon the 
completion of the work herein authorized, one half of the amount 
expended therefor shall be assessed by the treasurer of said 
county upon said city, and shall be added to the amount of the 
county tax payable by said city. 



Investigation 
relative to 
traflSc con- 
gestion at or 
near Richard 
Blynman 
bridge in city 
of Gloucester. 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 36, 37. 23 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by To be sub- 
the county commissioners of the county of Essex; provided, Essex county 



oommissioners. 



that such acceptance occurs on or before December thirty-first 
in the current year. Approved February 15, 1924. 

An Act authorizing the designation of deputy assistant (Jfid^ 35 

CLERKS OF the MUNICIPAL COURT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON ^' 

FOR CIVIL BUSINESS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fifty-three of chapter two hundred and eighteen of Psl^j^p^' 
the General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter three amended.' 
hundred and nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
two and section one of chapter three hundred and twenty-three 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby 
further amended by adding at the end thereof the following new 
paragraph : — The clerk of said court for civil business may 
designate such emploj^ees in his office, as in his judgment may 
be necessary for the convenience of the public, as deputy as- 
sistant clerks of said court, who shall have the same authority 
to administer oaths as the assistant clerks of said court, — so 
as to read as follows : — Section 53. There shall be a clerk and '^o""r'?'jl 
eight assistant clerks of said court for criminal business, and a city of Boston, 
clerk and eight assistant clerks of said court for civil business, assign? clerks. 
The assistant clerks shall be appointed by the clerks, respec- 
tively, subject to the approval of the justices or a majority of 
them, and the clerks shall be responsible for the doings of their 
assistants, and may remove them at pleasure. The salaries of 
said assistant clerks shall be payable by the county. 

The clerk of said court for civil business may designate such Deputy assist- 
employees in his office, as in his judgment may be necessary for civH^business'^ 
the convenience of the public, as deputy assistant clerks of said 
court, who shall have the same authority to administer oaths 
as the assistant clerks of said court. 

Approved February 15, 1924- 

An Act providing for the registration with city and Qhav 37 

TOWN clerks and WITH THE STATE SECRETARY OF ICE CREAM 

cans and containers. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and ten of the General g^l. no, 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out section twenty-one amended.' 
and the heading immediately preceding it and inserting in 
place thereof the following : — Registration of Milk Cans and 
Ice Cream Cans, Tubs and Cabinets. Section 21. A person Registration 
engaged in buying, selling or dealing in milk or cream in cans, aLd^ii c?°^ 
or who uses cans, tubs or cabinets in the sale, transportation or cans, tubs and 
storage of ice cream, with his name and the word "registered" '^^ ^^^^' 
produced in a permanent manner in or upon such cans, tubs or 
cabinets, may register such articles by filing in the office of the 
clerk of the town where his principal place of business is situated, 



24 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 37. 



G. L. 110. 

§ 22, amended 

Illegal use of 
registered 
cans, etc. 



G. L. 110, 

§ 23, amended. 



Mutilation, 
etc., of regis- 
tered cans, 
etc., pro- 
hibited. 



G. L. 110, 

§ 24, -amended. 



Defiling 
registered 
cans, etc. 
Penalty. 



G. L. 110, 

I 25, amended. 



Search war- 
rant for 
registered 
cans, etc., 
wrongfully in 
possession. 



G. L. 110, 

§ 28, amended. 



and also in the office of the state secretary, a description of the 
name so used by him, and shall publish such description once in 
each of four successive weeks in a newspaper published in the 
town where the description has been filed. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and ten is hereby 
further amended by striking out section twenty-two and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following : — Section 22. No person 
shall without the consent of the owner take, detain, use, buy, 
sell, traffic in or otherwise dispose of any registered can, tub or 
cabinet. Possession of any such registered can, tub or cabinet 
by a person in the transaction of his business shall be prima 
facie evidence of violation of this section. 

Section 3. Section twenty-three of said chapter one hundred 
and ten is hereby amended by inserting after the word "can" 
in the second and fifth lines the words : — , tub or cabinet, — so 
as to read as follows : — Section 23. No person shall without the 
consent of an o\\'ner wilfully destroy, mutilate or deface any 
registered can, tub or cabinet bearing such owner's name, or 
wilfully erase, mar, cover or change any word or name branded, 
engraved, blown or otherwise produced in a permanent manner 
in or upon such can, tub or cabinet. 

Section 4. Section twenty-four of said chapter one hundred 
and ten is hereby amended by striking out, in the second line, 
the word "milk" and by inserting after the word "can" in the 
second, third and sixth lines the words: — , tub or cabinet, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 24- Whoever puts an unclean 
or foul substance into any registered can, tub or cabinet shall 
for the first offence be punished by a fine of not less than fifty 
cents nor more than five dollars for each can, tub or cabinet 
with respect to which the violation occurs and for any subsequent 
offence by a fine of not less than two nor more than twenty 
dollars for each such can, tub or cabinet. 

Section 5. Section twenty-five of said chapter one hundred 
and ten is hereby amended by striking out, in the fourth line, 
the word "milk" and by inserting after the word "cans" in the 
fourth and seventh lines the words : — , tubs or cabinets, — so 
as to read as follows : — Section 25. Upon complaint of a person 
who has complied with section twenty-one, or his agent, to a 
district court or trial justice that he has reason to believe and 
does believe that a person has WTongfully in his possession or is 
secreting any of his registered cans, tubs or cabinets, said court 
or justice may issue a search warrant to discover and obtain the 
same, and may also cause to be brought before him the person 
or his agent or emplo^xe in whose possession such cans, tubs or 
cabinets are found, and shall thereupon inquire into the circum- 
stances of such possession; and, if said court or justice finds 
that such person has been guilty of a wilful violation of an^^ of 
the provisions of the three preceding sections, he shall impose 
the penalty prescribed therefor and shall also order the property 
taken upon such search warrant to be delivered to the owner. 

Section 6. Section twenty-eight of said chapter one hundred 
and ten is hereby amended by inserting after the word "can" 
in the fourth and sixth lines the words : — , tub or cabinet, — so 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 38, 39. 25 

as to read as follows : — Section 28. Violation of any provision Penalty for 
of section twenty-two or twenty-three shall be punished for the mutfiation°o^f 
first offence by a fine of not more than five dollars or by im- registered 

p 1 ^ p ^ 1 cans, etc. 

prisonment tor not more than two months tor each can, tub or 
cabinet in respect to which the violation occurs and for any 
subsequent offence by a fine of not more than ten dollars or by 
imprisonment for not more than six months for each such can, 
tub or cabinet. Approved February 15, 1924. 

An Act relative to the computation of interest in mak- (Jfidj)^ 3g 

ING UP certain judgments. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eight of chapter two hundred and thirty-five of the g. l. 235, 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word ' ^^^^ ^ ' 
"jury" in the third line the words: — or the finding of a jus- 
tice, — by striking out, in the fourth line, the word "or" and 
inserting in place thereof a comma, — and by inserting after the 
word "verdict" in the same line the words: — or finding, — so 
as to read as follows : — Section 8. When judgment is made up interest on 
upon an award of county commissioners, a committee or referees, itc.^'^^'^*^' 
or upon the report of an auditor or master in chancery, or upon 
the verdict of a jury or the finding of a justice, interest shall be 
computed upon the amount of the award, report, verdict or 
finding, from the time when made to the time of making up the 
judgment. Every judgment for the payment of money shall 
bear interest from the day of its rendition. The warrant or 
execution issued on a judgment for the payment of money 
shall specify the day upon which judgment is rendered, and 
shall require the collection or satisfaction thereof with interest 
from the day of its rendition. Approved February 15, 1924- 

An Act placing the chief of police and members of the (Jhnjj 39 
police department of the town of needham under the 
civil service. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The provisions of chapter thirty-one of the Gen- Chief of police 
eral Laws and the rules and regulations made thereunder, re- oFNeeXanf 
lating to the appointment and removal of police officers, shall police depart- 
apply to the offices of chief of police and members of the police under^civif 
department in the town of Needham. service. 

Section 2. The chief of police and the members of the Continuance 
police department of said town at the time this act takes full '^th^ut ex- 
effect shall continue to hold their respective offices without anunations, 
taking civil service examinations. 

Section 3. This act shall be submitted for its acceptance to To be sub- 
the voters of said town at the annual town meeting in the ^terf of° 
current year, in the form of the following question to be placed *own, etc. 
upon the official ballot for the election of town officers to be 
used at said meeting: — "Shall an act passed by the general 
court in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-four, entitled 
'An Act placing the chief of police and members of the police 



26 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 40. 



department of the town of Needham under the civil service ' be 
accepted?" If this act is not accepted at said meeting, it shall 
be submitted for acceptance in the manner provided herein to 
the voters of said town at any subsequent annual town meeting, 
upon petition signed by not less than one hundred registered 
voters of said town and filed with the town clerk at least ten 
days before any such annual meeting. If a majority of the 
votes in answer to said question are in the affirmative, this act 
Proviso. shall thereupon take full effect, but not otherwise; provided, 

that for the purpose of its submission for acceptance, it shall 
take effect upon its passage. Approved February 15, 1924- 

Chap. 40 ^^ ^^'^ PROVIDING FOR THE TRANSFER TO THE BOARD OF 
PUBLIC WORKS OF THE TOWN OF NORTH ANDOVER OF THE 
POWERS AND DUTIES OF CERTAIN OTHER BOARDS AND OFFICERS 
RELATIVE TO WAYS AND PARKS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of public works of the town of North 
Andover, established under section one of chapter three hun- 
dred and seventy-nine of the acts of nin,eteen hundred and six, 
shall hereafter have and exercise in said town all the powers and 
duties vested by general law in road commissioners and in 
park commissioners in towns. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of said 
town for their acceptance at the next annual meeting in the 
form of the following question, which shall be printed upon the 
official ballot used for the election of town officers: "Shall the 
town accept an act passed by the general court in the year nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-four, entitled 'An Act providing for 
the transfer to the board of public works of the town of North 
Andover of the powers and duties of certain other boards and 
officers relative to ways and parks'?". If this act is not ac- 
cepted in the manner herein provided at such meeting it shall 
again be submitted in the manner provided herein to the voters 
of said town for their acceptance at any annual meeting held 
prior to nineteen hundred and thirty, upon petition therefor 
signed by not less than twenty registered voters of said town 
and filed with the town clerk at least thirty days prior to the 
date of such annual meeting. If a majority of the voters voting 
thereon vote in the affirmative in answer to the above question, 
this act shall take full effect in such town on the day prior to 
the annual meeting next following its acceptance, but not other- 



Board of 

public works 
of North 
Andover to 
have addi- 
tional powers 
and duties. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters of 
town, etc. 



When act 
takes full 
effect terms 
of certain 
officers to 
terminate, 
etc. 



Time of 
taking effect. 



Section 3. On the day when this act takes full effect as 
aforesaid, the terms of office of the then incumbents of the fol- 
lowing offices, namely, highway surveyor, road commissioner, 
superintendent of streets and park commissioners, shall termi- 
nate; and such town shall not elect any of the above officers 
during such time as this act is in full effect therein. 

Section 4. For the purpose of its submission to the voters, 
this act shall take effect upon its passage, but shall not take 
further effect unless accepted by the voters of said town as pro- 
vided herein. 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 41. 27 

Section 5. Upon petition, signed and filed as provided in Submission 
section two, asking that the town revoke its acceptance of this ofquestfon 
act, the question of revoking such acceptance shall be submitted "^ a^ct°etc'°° 
to the voters at the annual meeting in any year after this act 
has been in full effect for a period of not less than three years; 
provided, that the question of revocation shall not be submitted Proviso. 
oftener than once in three years. The question of said revoca- 
tion shall be printed upon the official ballot used for the election 
of town officers in the same form as the question of acceptance, 
except that the phrase "revoke its acceptance of" shall be 
substituted for the word "accept". If a majority of the voters 
voting thereon vote in the affirmative in answer to said ques- 
tion, this act shall cease to be in force and effect, except as 
hereinafter provided, upon the qualification of the officers first 
elected in accordance with the following section. 

Section 6. At the annual meeting next following the revo- Election of 
cation of its acceptance of this act, the town shall proceed to upon'revoca^-'^* 
elect as provided by general law such officers as are necessary tion of ac- 
to perform the powers and duties which devolved upon the act. 
board of public works in said town by its acceptance of this act. 

Approved February 15, 1924' 

An Act relative to the incurring of indebtedness by fhfj^ 4.1 

THE city of NORTHAMPTON FOR SCHOOL AND CITY HALL PUR- ^' 

poses. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for and con- city of 
structing a school building, and originally equipping and furnish- may^borrow ° 
ing said building, the city of Northampton may borrow from money for 
time to time, within a period of five years from the passage of poses. 
this act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the 
aggregate, two hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars, and 
may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Northampton School Loan, Act of 1924. Each Northampton 
authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans Act°o°f 1924°' 
shall be paid in not more than fifteen years from their dates, 
but no issue shall be authorized under this section unless a 
sum equal to an amount not less than ten per cent of such au- 
thorized issue is voted for the same purpose to be raised in the 
tax levy of the year when authorized. Indebtedness incurred 
under this act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, 
except as herein provided, be subject to chapter forty-four of 
the General Laws exclusive of the new provisions inserted in 
section seven of said chapter by chapter three hundred and 
thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 

Section 2. Chapter one hundred and seventy-four of the Act author- 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, which authorized nesffw-^cit*^'^ 
the incurring of indebtedness for city hall purposes, is hereby haii purposes, 
repealed. ''''"'''^"^■ 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 16, 1924- 



28 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 42, 43. 



ChaV- 42 ^^ ^^'^ AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF HOLDEN TO INCUR IN- 
DEBTEDNESS FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



Town of 
Holden may- 
borrow money 
for school 
purposes. 



Loan, Act of 
1924. 



Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for and con- 
structing a new high school building and for the purchase of 
original equipment and furnishings for such building, the town 
of Holden may borrow from time to time within a period of five 
years from the date of passage of this act such sums as may be 
necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, one hundred thou- 
sand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall 
Holden School bear on their face the words, Holden School Loan, Act of 1924. 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such 
loans shall be paid in not more than fifteen years from their 
dates, but no issue shall be authorized under this act unless a 
sum equal to not less than ten per cent of such authorized issue 
is voted for the same purpose to be raised in the tax levy of the 
year of such authorization. Indebtedness incurred under this 
act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as 
herein provided, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 18, 1924- 



Chap, 43 An Act relative to the laying out and construction of 

ALLEYS AND PASSAGEWAYS IN THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD. 



City of 
Springfield 
may lay out 
and construct 
alleys and 
passageways. 



City not to be 
liable for 
defects, etc. 



Penalty for 

obstructions, 

etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1 . The city of Springfield may laj^ out and construct 
as a public alley, in the manner prescribed by law for the laying 
out and construction of highways, but without increasing the 
width thereof, any alley or passageway in said city not exceed- 
ing thirty feet in width, and may, in the manner prescribed by 
the provisions of chapter eighty-three of the General Laws 
relative to the establishment and reconstruction of sidewalks 
and with like resulting lien, assess a reasonable amount, not ex- 
ceeding one half the cost of such laying out and construction, 
upon the estates abutting thereon, but in no event exceeding 
the amount of the special benefit or advantage accruing to such 
estates. 

Section 2. Said city shall not be liable for any defect or 
want of repair in any public alley so laid out or constructed, 
nor be required to remove snow or ice therefrom, but shall be 
required to keep the same free from any substance apt to cause 
sickness or a nuisance. 

Section 3. Whoever drops or places or suffers to remain in 
any public alley so laid out or constructed any snow or ice or 
any rubbish or obstruction of any kind or any offensive sub- 
stance, in violation of any ordinance of said city, shall be subject 
to a fine of twenty dollars for each offense. 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 44. 29 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by To be sub- 

•^ r- ./ nutted to 



charter; pro\aded, that such acceptance occurs prior to Decern- ^° . 
ber thirty-first in the current year. 



the city council of said city, subject to the provisions of its city council, 

eptance occurs prior to Decei 
ar. 
Approved February 18, 1924- 

An Act kelative to the filing of certain charter amend- Qfmq) 44 

MENTS BY GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section eight of chapter one hundred and sixty- G. l. 164, 
four of the General Laws, as amended by section two of chapter amended, 
three hundred and fifty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-two, is hereby further amended by inserting after 
the word "vote" in the tenth line the following: — and unless 
the corporation shall, within thirty days after such approval, 
file in the office of the state secretary a copy of the vote author- 
izing such change, signed and sworn to by its clerk; and the 
provisions of sections forty-one and forty-two of chapter one 
hundred and fifty-eight, in so far as applicable, shall apply, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 8. Every corporation subject Gas and 
to this chapter may at a meeting duly called for the purpose by panies'^may 
the vote of a majority of all its stock, or if two or more classes vaiuloP' 
of stock have been issued of a majority of each class outstanding shares, etc. 
and entitled to vote, authorize a change of the par value of the 
shares of its capital stock in accordance with paragraph (e) of 
section six; but such change shall not be effective unless the Approval by 
department shall approve the same on an application of the oF pubikf"^* 
corporation filed within thirty days after the passage of such utilities. 
vote and unless the corporation shall, within thirty days after 
such approval, file in the office of the state secretary a copy of Copy of vote 
the vote authorizing such change, signed and sworn to by its ^dtifsta^te 
clerk; and the provisions of sections forty-one and forty-two secretary, etc. 
of chapter one hundred and fifty-eight, in so far as applicable, 
shall apply. The aggregate par value of the outstanding shares 
shall not be increased by a change in the par value thereof. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and sixty-four is g. l. 164, 
hereby further amended by striking out section thirty-three and ^ ^^' ^^^^ ^ ' 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 33. The fees Filing, etc., 
for filing and recording the copies of the votes or certificates a^nde?ectric 
required by section eight, twenty, twenty-two or twenty-three companies. 
to be filed with the state secretary shall be ten dollars for each 
copy or certificate. 

Section 3. Section forty-three of chapter one hundred and ?4^amfnded 
fifty-eight of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking 
out the last paragraph and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing paragraph : — For filing and recording the copies of the Filing, etc., 
votes or certificates required by section eleven, thirty-six, thirty- [|in miscei- 
seven or forty of this chapter or section sixteen of chapter one ^'^o'^ltl^ns"'^" 
hundred and fifty-five, ten dollars for each copy or certificate; 
for filing and recording any other certificate required by law, 
one dollar. 



30 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 45, 46. 



No relief from 
paying certain 
fees. 



Section 4. Nothing in this act shall be deemed to relieve 
any gas or electric company from paying the fee, required by 
law at the time this act takes effect, for filing in the office of the 
state secretary any copy of a vote or any certificate. 

Approved February 18, 1924' 



Chap. 45 ^ Act to validate certain nominations of town 

OFFICERS. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Certain 
nominations 
of town 
officers vali- 
dated. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would cause sub- 
stantial inconvenience and confusion, it is hereby declared to be 
an emergenc}^ law, necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

All nominations of candidates for town offices to be filled at 
annual town meetings in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four made by nomination papers which have been filed with and 
accepted by, or shall hereafter be filed with, any town clerk in 
conformity with section ten of chapter fifty-three of the General 
Laws, as amended by chapter three hundred and eighty-seven 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, if and in so far 
as such nominations may be invalid by reason of being sub- 
mitted to the registrars for the purpose of having the signatures 
thereon certified, in accordance with the provisions of section 
seven of said chapter fiftj^-three, as amended by section one of 
chapter two hundred and fourteen of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-two, instead of in accordance with the pro- 
visions of said section, as finally amended by chapter one hun- 
dred and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three, are hereby made valid. 

Approved February 21, 1924- 



Chap. 46 An Act authorizing the city of newburyport to incur 

INDEBTEDNESS FOR HIGH SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



City of New- 
buryport may 
borrow money 
for high school 
purposes. 



Newburyport 
High School 
Loan, Act of 
1924. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of purchasing or otherwise ac- 
quiring land in the city of Newburyport for high school purposes, 
together with the buildings thereon, and for the original con- 
struction of a high school building on said land including the 
cost of the original equipment and furnishings of such building, 
said city may borrow from time to time, within a period of 
five years from the passage of this act, such sums as may be 
necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, four hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Newburyport High 
School Loan, Act of 1924. Each authorized issue shall consti- 
tute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more 
than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall be au- 
thorized under this section unless a sum equal to an amount 
not less than ten per cent of such authorized issue is Voted for 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 47, 48. 31 

the same purpose to be raised in the tax levy of the year when 
authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in 
excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as provided 
herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws 
exclusive of the new provisions inserted in section seven of said 
chapter by chapter three hundred and thirty-eight of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 

Section 2. Chapter seventy-five of the acts of nineteen 1923, 75, re- 
hundred and twenty-three is hereby repealed. ^®^'^ " 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 21, 1924- 

An Act eelative to the salary of the mayor of taunton. (7/j^r) 47 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter four hundred and forty-eight of the 1909, 448 §13, 
acts of nineteen hundred and nine, as amended ih section thirteen °" '^^^'^ ^ 
by section one of chapter ten of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty, is hereby further amended by striking out said sec- 
tion thirteen and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 13. The salary of the mayor shall be fixed by ordinance city of 
at a sum not to exceed thirty-five hundred dollars. The salary ^tar^°JJ' 
of each councilman shall be five hundred dollars. mayor, etc. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by T9besub- 
the city council of said city, subject to the provisions of its TOuncii, etc! ^ 
charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs prior to Decem- Proviso. 
ber thirty-first in the current year. For the purposes of said 
acceptance, it shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 21, 1924. 

An Act authorizing the wakefield trust company to (JJkit) 48 
hold additional real estate in the town of wake- 

FIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoios: 

Section 1. The Wakefield Trust Company, a trust com- Wakefieid 
pany organized under the laws of this commonwealth and paJJ^^may"" 
having its usual place of business in the town of Wakefield hold additional 
may, subject otherwise to the provisions of section forty-one of town of 
chapter one hundred and sevent^'-two of the General Laws, as "^^^efieid, etc. 
amended by chapter three hundred and twenty-one of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, and to the approval of 
the commissioner of banks, hold real estate in said town suitable 
for and to be used in whole or in part for the transaction of its 
business to an amount, including the cost of alterations and 
additions in the nature of permanent fixtures, not exceeding, 
directly or indirectly, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, 
in addition to the amount permitted by said section forty-one, 
amended as aforesaid, to be held by said trust company at the 
time this act takes effect. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 23, 1924' 



32 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 49, 50, 51. 



Chap. 49 ^ ^^'^ REQUIRING RECEIVERS OF DOMESTIC INSURANCE COM- 
PANIES TO GIVE NOTICE OF THEIR APPOINTMENT TO POLICY 
HOLDERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by inserting after section one hundred and 
eighty the following new section: — Section 180 A. The receiver 
of any domestic company shall, within twenty days after his 
appointment, give notice thereof to all policy holders of the 
company by written notice, in a form prescribed by the com- 
missioner, sent by mail, postage prepaid, to the last address of 
the insured appearing on the records of the company, to the 
address or location given in the policy, or to the last business 
residence or other address known to the receiver, and also shall 
within said period cause notice thereof to be published in such 
form and in such newspapers published in the commonwealth 
as the commissioner may direct. Approved February 23, 1924- 



G. L. 175, new 
section after 
§ 180. 

Receivers of 
domestic 
insurance 
companies to 
give notice of 
their appoint- 
ment to policy 
holders. 



ChaV 50 ^^ ^^'^ RELATIVE TO SANITARY FOOD, SO-CALLED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



G. L. 94, new 
section after 
§ 305. 

Penalty for 

manufacturing, 

etc., food in 

unsanitary 

establishments, 

etc. 



Certain pro- 
visions not 
applicable to 
certain cities 
and towns. 



"Food," word 
defined. 



Chapter ninety-four of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by inserting after section three hundred and five the following 
new section: — Section 305 A. Unless another penalty is pro- 
vided under this chapter or sections thirty-four to forty-nine, 
inclusive, of chapter one hundred and eleven, whoever for the 
purpose of sale manufactures, prepares, packs, cans, bottles, 
keeps, exposes, stores, handles, serves, or distributes in any 
manner, food in or from an unclean, unsanitary or unhealthful 
establishment, place or vehicle or under unclean, unsanitary or 
unhealthful conditions shall be punished for the first offence by 
a fine of not more than one hundred dollars and for a subsequent 
offence by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars. The 
provisions of this section relative to the keeping or exposing for 
sale of food shall not apply in any city or town where rules and 
regulations made by its board of health under section one hun- 
dred and forty-six, or corresponding provisions of earlier laws, 
are in force. For the purposes of this section, the word "food" 
shall mean and include all articles, whether simple, mixed or 
compound, used or intended to be used for food or drink, con- 
fectionery or condiment, by human beings, except milk and 
cream. Approved February 23, 1924- 



Chap. 51 ■^ A^T AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF FOXBOROUGH TO BORROW 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Town of 
Foxborough 
may borrow 
money for 
school 
purposes. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L For the purpose of acquiring and installing a 
heating and ventilating system in the Center school in the 
town of Foxborough, said town may borrow from time to time 
within five years from the passage of this act such sums as may 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 52, 53. 33 

be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, fifteen thousand 
dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear 
on their face the words, Foxborough School Loan, Act of 1924. ^^^^°{j^^^ 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such Act of 1924.' 
loans shall be payable in not more than five years from their 
dates, but no issue shall be authorized under this act unless a 
sum equal to an amount of not less than ten per cent of such 
authorized issue is voted for the same purpose to be raised by 
the tax le^y of the year, when authorized. Indebtedness in- . 
curred under this act shall be inside the statutory limit and 
shall, except as herein provided, be subject to the pro"visions of 
chapter forty-four of the General Laws relative to borrowing for 
purposes specified therein, exclusive of the proviso inserted in 
section seven of said chapter by chapter three hundred and 
thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 25, 1924- 



An Act authorizing the town of fairhaven to incur Chap. 52 

INDEBTEDNESS FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of purchasing land and con- Town of 
structing thereon a schoolhouse and of furnishing and equipping borrow^moMy'^ 
the same, the town of Fairhaven may borrow from time to time, for school 
within a period of five years from the passage of this act, such 
sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, 
seventy thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Fairhaven School Fairhav^en 

T t i> -ni I'l'iii • bchool Loan, 

Loan, Act of 1924. Each authorized issue shall constitute a Act of 1924. 
separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than 
fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall be authorized 
under this act unless a sura equal to an amount not less than 
ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted for the same 
purpose to be raised by the tax levy of the year when author- 
ized. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in excess of 
the statutory limit, but shall, except as herein provided, be 
subject to the provisions of chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws, exclusive of the proviso inserted in section seven of said 
chapter by chapter three hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 25, 1924. 

An Act to limit the granting of registration as pharma- Chav. 53 
cists to citizens of the united states. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-four of chapter one hundred and twelve of the g. l. 112, § 24, 
General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof =^"^«''^ded- 
the following : — No certificate shall be granted under this sec- 
tion unless the applicant shall have submitted evidence satis- 



34 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 54. 



Examination 
of pharmacists 
for registra- 
tion. 



Registration 
as assistants. 



Reciprocity 
certificates. 



Proviso. 



Granting of 
certificates 
limited to 
citizens of 
United States. 



factory to the board that he is a citizen of the United States, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 24- A person who desires to 
do business as a pharmacist shall, upon payment of five dollars 
to the board of registration in pharmacy, herein and in sections 
twenty-five to forty-two, inclusive, called the board, be entitled 
to examination, and, if found qualified, shall be registered as a 
pharmacist, and shall receive a certificate signed by the presi- 
dent and secretary of the board. Any person failing to pass 
such examination shall upon request be re-examined, after the 
expiration of three months, at any regular meeting of the board, 
upon payment of three dollars. The board may grant certificates 
of registration as assistants after examination upon the terms 
above named, but such certificates shall not allow the holder 
thereof to carry on the business of pharmacy. The board may 
grant certificates of registration to such persons as shall furnish 
with their applications satisfactory proof that they have been 
registered by examination in some other state; provided, that 
such other state shall require a degree of competency equal to 
that required of applicants in this commonwealth. Every such 
applicant for registration as a registered pharmacist shall pay 
to the secretary of the board ten dollars at the time of filing his 
application. No such certificate shall be granted until the 
person applying therefor shall have signified his intention of 
acting under the same in this commonwealth. No certificate 
shall be granted under this section unless the applicant shall 
have submitted evidence satisfactory to the board that he is a 
citizen of the United States. Approved February 25, 1924- 



Chap. 54 ^ ^^'^ AUTHORIZING THE HOLYOKE WATER-POWER COMPANY 

TO INCREASE ITS CAPITAL STOCK. 



Holyoke 
Water-Power 

Company may 
increase its 
capital stock. 



Corporate 
powers not 
enlarged or 
diminished, 
except, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Holyoke Water-Power Company, incorpo- 
rated by chapter six of the acts of eighteen hundred and fifty- 
nine, is hereby authorized to increase its capital stock for any 
and all its corporate purposes authorized by law by such an 
amount that the total receipts by said company from the sale 
of such additional capital stock, when issued as hereinafter pro- 
vided, will amount to a sum not exceeding one million eight 
hundred thousand dollars in cash. Said increased capital stock 
shall be issued for cash, at not less than par, pursuant to the 
provisions of chapter one hundred and fifty-six of the General 
Laws relating to business corporations. 

Section 2. Nothing in this act shall be construed to enlarge 
or diminish the corporate powers of said company under chapter 
six of the acts of eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, chapter 
seventy-two of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, or 
chapter three hundred and fifty of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and three, as amended by chapter one hundred and fifty-two of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, except with respect to 
the issue of capital stock as herein authorized. 

Approved February 25, 1924- 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 55, 56. 35 



An Act authorizing the city of new Bedford to sell a Chap. 55 

PART of BROOKLAWN PARK, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The cit}'^ of New Bedford may sell at public city of New 
auction and convey to the purchaser so much of Brooklawn sen part of*^ 
Park in said city as lies westerly of Ashley Boulevard, formerly P^"^*^'^*" 
Bowditch street, and has not been devoted to school purposes 
under authority of chapter five hundred and twenty-three of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty. All moneys received from 
said sale and conveyance shall be used for the acquisition for 
recreational purposes of other land in said city, the same to be 
under the jurisdiction of its park department, or applied as 
provided in section sixty-three of chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws, said section sixty-three having been added to 
said chapter by section four of chapter three hundred and three 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take efFect upon its acceptance by Tobesub- 
the city council of the said city, subject to the provisions of its ™uncii, etc'. ^ 
charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs prior to Decem- Proviso. 
ber thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved February 25, 1924. 

An Act relative to the releasing of rights of dower, Chav. 56 
curtesy and homestead. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and eighty-nine of the g. l. iso, new 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section one h.'°° ^ 
the following new section: — Section lA. A deed conveying Release of 
land which is signed by the spouse of a grantor, said spouse dower and 
being competent so to act, shall be held to release the right of c^^^^tesy. 
such spouse of or to dower or curtesy in such land, unless such 
right is expressly reserved in said deed. 

Section 2. Section five of said chapter one hundred and am^nde^d.' ^ ^' 
eighty-nine is hereby amended by striking out, in the third line, 
the words "and therein releasing her right to dower,", so as 
to read as follows : — Section 5. A married woman may bar her Release of 
right of dower in land conveyed by her husband or by operation dower° 
of law by joining in, the deed conveying the land or by releasing 
the land by a subsequent deed executed either separately or 
jointly with her husband. Her dower may also be released in 
the manner provided in chapter two hundred and nine. 

Section 3. Chapter one hundred and eighty-eight of the p^L. iss-^^ew 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section seven § 7. 
the following new section: — Section 7 A. The provisions of certain pro- 

ini 1 11 i-i,' I,' Visions appli- 

section one A of chapter one hundred and eighty-nme relative cable to 
to the release of rights of or to dower or curtesy shall, so far as rfghts^of^ 
applicable, apply to the release of rights under this chapter. homestead. 

Section 4. Section seven of chapter one hundred and eighty- G- ^'i^?' ^ '^• 
eight of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting at the 
beginning thereof the words : — Except as provided in section 



36 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 57. 



Release of 
rights of 
homestead, 
etc. 



Word "deed" 
to include, 
etc. 



seven A, — so as to read as follows: — Section 7. Except as 
provided in section seven A, no conveyance of property in 
which an estate of homestead exists, and no release or waiver 
of such estate, shall convey the part so held and exempted, or 
defeat the right of the owner or of his wife and children to a 
homestead therein, unless such conveyance is by a deed in 
which the wdfe of the owner joins for the purpose of releasing 
such right in the manner in which she may release her dower, 
or unless such right is released as provided in chapter two hun- 
dred and nine; but a deed duly executed without such release 
shall be valid to pass, according to its terms, any title or interest 
in the property be^^ond the estate of homestead. 

Section 5. The word "deed", as used in this act, shall in- 
clude a mortgage or other instrument conveying land. 

Approved February 25, 1924. 

Chap. 57 An Act extending the civil jurisdiction of the municipal 

COURT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . Chapter two hundred and eighteen of the General 
Laws, as amended in section nineteen by section twelve A of 
chapter five hundred and thirty-two of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-two, is hereby further amended by striking 
out said section nineteen and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing: — Section 19. District courts shall have original juris- 
diction concurrent with the superior court of actions of contract, 
tort and replevin where the debt or damages demanded or the 
value of the property alleged to be detained does not exceed 
three thousand dollars, or, in the municipal court of the city 
of Boston, five thousand dollars, and also of actions of sum- 
mary process under chapter two hundred and thirty-nine and 
proceedings under section forty-one of chapter two hundred 
and thirty-one. 

Section 2. Section twenty of said chapter two hundred and 
eighteen is hereby amended by striking out, in the eighth line, 
the word " one " and inserting in place thereof the word : — 
three, — and by striking out, in the ninth line, the word "two" 
and inserting in place thereof the word : — five, — so as to read 
as follows : — Section 20. District courts may issue writs of 
scire facias against executors and administrators upon a sug- 
gestion of w^aste after a judgment against them and also against 
bail taken in a civil action before them, and proceed to judg- 
ment and execution as the superior court might do in like cases. 
Such writs shall be served not less than seven days before the 
return day, which shall be not more than sixty days after the 
date thereof. Said courts shall have jurisdiction of actions upon 
such writs although the debt and costs on the original judgment 
together exceed three thousand dollars, or, in the municipal 
court of the city of Boston, five thousand dollars; and judg- 
ment and execution may be awarded by the court for the whole 
amount due to the plaintiff with costs of the new action. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 28, 1924. 



G. L. 218, § 19, 
etc., amended. 



District 
courts. Civil 
jurisdiction in 
general. 



Municipal 
court of the 
city of Boston. 



G. L. 218, § 20, 
amended. 



District courts. 
Writs of scire 
facias. 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 58, 59. 37 



An Act relative to justices of the peace authorized to Chav. 58 
ISSUE warrants and take bail in criminal cases. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Chapter two hundred and eighteen of the General Laws is G. l. 218, § 36, 
hereby amended by striking out section thirty-six and inserting ^"^^^ ^ 
in place thereof the following : — Section 36. The governor, Justices of 
with the advice and consent of the council, may from time to ^-ith^power 
time, upon the petition of the aldermen or the selectmen of any r°iJtsTnd'^'" 
town within the judicial district of a district court, except a take bail in 
town in which the clerk of such court resides, designate and ^""^"^^ 
commission a justice of the peace residing in such town to exer- 
cise the powers given to certain justices of the peace by the 
preceding section in cases to be brought before said court, and 
to take bail in criminal cases arising within said judicial dis- 
trict. Approved February 28, 1924. 

An Act providing for the admission of the town of Chap. 59 
needham to the south metropolitan sewerage system 

AND authorizing SAID TOWN TO CONSTRUCT AND OPERATE 
A SYSTEM OF SEWERS AND TO BORROW OUTSIDE THE STATU- 
TORY LIMIT OF INDEBTEDNESS THEREFOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The territory comprising the town of Needham Town of 
shall be admitted to the south metropolitan sewerage system admitted to 
as defined in section one of chapter ninety-two of the General ^°^P}^ metro- 

T J.- e J? -J X -xi -J Politan sewer- 

Laws upon connection 01 any sewer 01 said town with said age system. 

system. In becoming a part of said system, said town shall 
conform to the requirements of the provisions of said chapter 
ninety-two relative to the south metropolitan sewerage system, 
and shall be subject to said provisions, except as otherwise pro- 
vided herein. Any authority granted to other municipalities by 
said chapter ninety-two shall also be vested in said town in 
common with such other municipalities. 

Section 2. Said town shall, in addition to the yearly pay- Payment of 
ment, under sections five to eight, inclusive, of said chapter etc^^^'"^'^ ' 
ninety-two, of the assessments for the interest and sinking 
fund requirements of the south metropolitan sewerage system, 
pay into the treasury of the commonwealth for the sinking 
fund of said system such proportion of the total amount of said 
sinking fund, as existing on April first in the year of the ad- 
mission of said town to said system, as the valuation of said 
town for the said year shall bear to the total amount of the 
valuation of the cities and towns in said system, as determined 
for the purposes of apportionment of assessments. Such pro- 
portion shall be determined by the metropolitan district com- 
mission, and shall be certified by said commission to the state 
treasurer. The state treasurer shall determine the total amount Total amount 
so to be paid by said town on account of its admission to the account of °° 
said system, and for the payment thereof shall add one fifth of sys'^^!Ttc.° 
said total amount to the yearly sum payable by said town, on 
account of its share of the interest and sinking fund require- 



38 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 59. 



Town may 
lay out, main- 
tain, etc., 
drains and 
sewers, etc. 



May make, 
etc., connect- 
ing drains and 
sewers. 



Board of 
sewer com- 
missioners, 
selectmen to 
act as, or to 
be elected. 



Terms of 
office. 



Selectman may 
be member of 
elected board, 
etc. 



Construction 
of sewerage 
sys.tem by 
committee, 
etc. 



ments of the said system, in each of the five years next suc- 
ceeding such admission. No assessment on account of the cost 
of maintenance and operation of the aforesaid system shall be 
made upon said town until the year in which any of its sewers 
shall be connected with said system. 

Section 3. The town of Needham may lay out, construct, 
maintain and operate a system or systems of main drains and 
common sewers for a part or the whole of its territory, with such 
connections and other works as may be required for a system 
of sewage disposal, and may construct such sewers or drains 
over and under land in said town as may be necessary to conduct 
the sewage to the south metropolitan sewerage system, and, 
for the purpose of providing better surface or other drainage, 
may make, lay and maintain such drains as it deems best. And 
the towTi may, within its limits, make and maintain sub-drains 
and, with the approval of the department of public health, dis- 
charge the water into any brook, stream, or water course within 
the town. 

Section 4. The town may make and maintain within its 
limits in any way where main drains or common sewxrs are con- 
structed, such connecting drains, under drains and sewers within 
the limits of such way as may be necessary to connect any estate 
which abuts upon such way. 

Section 5. The to\^Ti may, at the meeting when this act is 
accepted, vote that the selectmen shall act as a board of sewer 
commissioners. If the town does not so vote at said meeting, 
the town shall elect by ballot, at any town meeting not later 
than the second annual meeting after the commencement of the 
work of construction of the local system of sewerage, a board of 
three sewer commissioners, who shall be citizens of the tovm, to 
hold office, if elected at an annual meeting, one until the expira- 
tion of one year, one until the expiration of two years, and one 
until the expiration of three years, from such annual town 
meeting, and until their successors are elected and qualified, or, 
if elected at a special meeting, one until the expiration of one 
year, one until the expiration of two years, and one until the ex- 
piration of three j'ears, from the next succeeding annual town 
meeting, and until their successors are elected and qualified; 
and thereafter at each annual town meeting, the town shall elect 
one member of the board to serve for three years and until his 
successor is elected and qualified. Any selectman may be a 
member of said board so elected. In either case, whether the 
town votes that its selectmen shall act as a board of sewer com- 
missioners, or elects a board of sewer commissioners, the town 
may at any time thereafter, by any or all of the methods per- 
mitted by general law, provide for the election of a board of 
three sewer commissioners, or that the selectmen may act as a 
board of sewer commissioners, as the case may be. 

Section 6. Until the board of sewer commissioners have 
first been elected as provided in this act or the selectmen have 
first been authorized by vote to act as such board, as the case 
may be, but not in any event later than the second annual 
meeting after the commencement of said work of construction, 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 59. 39 

the town may carry on the construction of the system of sewerage 
by a duly authorized committee of the town. The committee 
shall serve without pay and shall have all the powers and au- 
thority given to the board of sewer commissioners in this act or 
by general law. Whenever the phrase "said board of sewer 
commissioners" or "said board" hereinafter occurs, it shall 
mean and include the board of sewer commissioners, the select- 
men acting as such or the committee of the town provided for 
in this section, as the case may be. 

Section 7. Said board of sewer commissioners, acting for Eminent 
and on behalf of said town, may take by eminent domain under takings. 
chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase 
or otherwise, any lands, water rights, rights of way or easements, 
public or private, in said towTi, necessary for accomplishing any 
purpose mentioned in this act, and may construct such main where drains 

J • J J T_ • 1 •! 1 •! and sewers 

drams and sewers under or over any bridge, railroad, railway, may be con- 
boulevard or other public way, or within the location of any ^tructed, etc. 
railroad, and may enter upon and dig up any private land, 
public way or railroad location, for the purpose of laying such 
drains and sewers and of maintaining and repairing the same, 
and may do any other thing proper or necessary for the purposes 
of this act; provided, that they shall not take in fee any land proviso. 
of a railroad corporation, and that they shall not enter upon or 
construct any drain or sewer within the location of any railroad 
corporation except at such time and in such manner as they 
may agree upon with such corporation, or, in case of failure to 
agree, as may be approved by the department of public utilities. 

Section 8. Any person injured in his property by any action Recovery of 
of said board of sewer commissioners under this act may recover ^"^^^®^- 
damages from said town under said chapter seventy-nine. 

Section 9. The town shall by vote determine what propor- Proportion of 
tion of the cost of said system or systems of sewerage and sewage by^to'wn.^ ^^* 
disposal the town shall pay; provided, that it shall pay not Proviso, 
less than one fourth nor more than two thirds of the whole cost. 
In providing for the payment of the remaining portion of the ^(f™io'n'of 
cost of said system or systems or for the use of said system or cost, how to 
systems the town may avail itself of any or all of the methods ® ^^' ' ^^''' 
permitted by general law, and the provisions of general law 
relative to the assessment, apportionment, division, reassess- 
ment, abatement and collection of sewer assessments, to liens 
therefor and to interest thereon shall apply to assessments 
made under this act. At the same meeting at which it determines 
the proportion of the cost which is to be borne by the town, it 
may by vote determine by which of such methods the remaining 
portion of said cost shall be provided for. The collector of S''to'°^ 
taxes of said town shall certify the payment or payments of ""^^'/^^f^' 
such assessments or apportionments thereof to said board of 
sewer commissioners, who shall preserve a record thereof. 

Section 10. For the purpose of paving the necessary ex- y°^'ii "^^y 

borrow iiioii6V 

penses and liabilities incurred by said town under sections three etc. 
to sixteen, inclusive, of this act, it may borrow from time to 
time within a period of five years after this act is accepted such 
sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, one 



40 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 59. 



Needham 
Sewerage 
Loan, Act of 
1924. 



Receipts, bow 
to be applied, 
etc. 



Commissioners 
may appoint 
clerk and 
superintendent 
of sewers, etc. 



Contracts 
regulated. 



Rules and 
regulations. 



Penalties. 



Publication. 



Approval of 
plans by 
department of 
public health. 



Time of takins 
effect, etc. 



hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 
notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Needham 
Sewerage Loan, Act of 1924. Each authorized issue shall consti- 
tute a separate loan. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall 
be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as provided 
herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, 
including the provisions of section seven of said chapter which 
relate to borrowing inside the statutory limit for purposes speci- 
fied in paragraph (1) of said section. 

Section 1L The receipts from sewer assessments and from 
payments made in lieu thereof shall be applied to the payment 
of charges and expenses iiicident to the maintenance and opera- 
tion of said system of sewerage, or to the ext&nsion thereof, to 
the payment of interest upon bonds or notes issued for sewer 
purposes or to the payment or redemption of such bonds or 
notes. 

Section 12. Said board of sewer commissioners may annu- 
ally appoint a clerk, and may appoint a superintendent of 
sewers, who shall not be members of the board, and may define 
their duties. It may remove the clerk or superintendent at its 
pleasure. 

Section 13. All contracts made by the said board of sewer 
commissioners shall be made in the name of the town and shall 
be signed by said board, but no contract shall be made or obliga- 
tion incurred by said board for any purpose in excess of the 
amount of money appropriated by the town therefor. 

Section 14. Said board may from time to time prescribe 
rules and regulations for the connection of estates and buildings 
with main drains and sewers, and for inspection of the materials, 
the construction, alteration and use of all connections and 
drains entering into such main drains or sewers, and may pre- 
scribe penalties, not exceeding twenty dollars, for each viola- 
tion of any such rule or regulation. Such rules and regulations 
shall be published at least once a week for three successive weeks 
in some newspaper published in the town of Needham, if there 
be any, and if not, then in some newspaper published in the 
county of Norfolk, and shall not take effect until such publica- 
tions have been made. 

Section 15. No act shall be done under authority of the 
twelve preceding sections, except in the making of surveys and 
other preliminary investigations, until the plans for the said 
system of sewerage have been approved by the department of 
public health. Upon application to said department for its ap- 
proval, it shall give a hearing, after due notice to the public. 
At such hearing plans showing in detail all the work to be done 
in constructing said system of sewerage shall be submitted for 
approval by the said department. 

Section 16. For the purpose of submission to the voters of 
said town, this act shall take effect upon its passage, and it shall 
take full effect upon its acceptance by vote of a majority of the 
voters of said town voting thereon at a town meeting. No ex- 
penditure shall be made by the town and no liability incurred 
by it hereunder until such acceptance. 

Approved February 28, 1924- 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 60. 41 



An Act relative to the municipal year of the city of (JJidrf QQ 

GLOUCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter six hundred and eleven of the acts of amended' ^ ^' 
nineteen hundred and eight is hereby amended by striking out 
section two and inserting in place thereof the following : — 
Section 2. The municipal year shall begin with the organiza- city of 
tion of the city government in January, and shall continue until Muaicipa[' 
the organization of the succeeding city government, as provided year. 
in section seven. 

Section 2. Section seven of said chapter six hundred and amencfed' ^ '^' 
eleven is hereby amended by striking out, in the third line, the 
word "Monday" and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
day, — and by inserting after the word "year" in the same line 
the words : — , or on the following day when said first day falls 
on Sunday, — so as to read as follows : — Section 7. The mayor Mayor and 
and the aldermen elected as aforesaid shall meet at ten o'clock meetTnd take 
in the forenoon on the first day of January of each year, or on °^^^' ^^'^■ 
the following day when said first da.y falls on Sunday, and shall 
severally take oath before the city clerk or a justice of the 
peace to perform faithfully the duties of their respective offices. 
The municipal council shall thereupon be organized by the Organization 
choice of a president who shall be called the president of the councii!"^^ 
municipal council and shall hold his office during its pleasure. 
The president of the municipal council shall be some member 
thereof other than the mayor. The organization of the mu- 
nicipal council shall take place as aforesaid notwithstanding the 
absence, death, refusal to serve, or non-election of the mayor or 
of one or more of the four aldermen, provided that at least three Proviso. 
of the persons entitled to be members of the municipal council 
are present and take the oath as aforesaid. Any person entitled 
to take the aforesaid oath who was not present at the time 
above fixed therefor may take the same at any time there- 
after. 

Section 3. Section ten of said chapter six hundred and amiiided.' ^ ^°' 
eleven is hereby amended by striking out, in the second and 
third lines, the words " at a time after ten o'clock in the forenoon 
of the first Monday of that month,", so as to read as follows: — 
Section 10. The municipal council shall annually, in the month Assistant 

i»T 1 • (* 1 y* n \ assessors, 

of January, elect one assistant assessor from the qualified voters election, etc. 

of each ward of the city. The assessors shall be sworn to the 

faithful performance of their duties, shall have all the powers 

and perform all the duties which the assistant assessors of said 

city now have and perform, and shall hold their respective 

offices for the remainder of the municipal year in which they 

are elected. The municipal council shall fix the compensation 

of the assistant assessors, and may remove them at any time 

for sufficient cause. 

Section 4. The term of office of every oflftcer of the city of Jft^ms of 
Gloucester, which would under existing law end on the first certain offices. 
Monday of January, nineteen hundred and twenty-five, and 



42 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 61, 62, 63. 



1917. 142 (S), 
repealed. 



the current municipal year of said city, shall terminate at ten 
o'clock in the forenoon of the first day of said January. 

Section 5. Chapter one hundred and forty-two of the Special 
Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen is hereby repealed. 

Approved February 29, 1924- 



Chap. 61 



1899. 210, § 3, 
amended. 



Second Church 
in Salem to 
fill vacancies 
among certain 
trustees. 



An Act relative to the trustees of the property for- 
merly OF THE PROPRIETORS OF THE INDEPENDENT CONGRE- 
GATIONAL CHURCH IN BARTON SQUARE IN SALEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section three of chapter two hundred and ten of the acts of 
eighteen hundred and ninety-nine is hereby amended by striking 
out the last sentence and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing : — In case a vacancy shall occur among said trustees it 
shall be filled by said Second Church in Salem. 

Approved February 29, 1924- 



Chap. 



1872, 252, § 2, 
etc., amended. 



Trustees of 
the Scottish 
Rite of 
Freemasonry 
may hold • 
property, etc. 



May receive 
and execute 
trust of gifts, 
etc. 



62 An Act relative to the powers of the trustees of the 

SCOTTISH rite OF FREEMASONRY TO RECEIVE AND EXECUTE 
THE TRUST OF GIFTS BY WILL OR OTHERWISE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section two of chapter two hundred and fifty-two of the acts 
of eighteen hundred and seventy-two, as amended by section 
one of chapter sixty-seven of the acts of eighteen hundred and 
ninety-one, chapter one hundred and fifty-six of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and seven and chapter seventy-three of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby further 
amended by striking out all after the word "for" in the tenth 
line down to and including the word "rite" in the fourteenth 
line and inserting in place thereof the words : — religious, chari- 
table, scientific or educational uses, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 2. Said trustees may receive, manage and convey such 
real and personal estate, not exceeding in all five million dollars, 
as may be deposited with them by or for the supreme council of 
the ancient and accepted Scottish rite for the northern juris- 
diction of the United States, to such uses as said council may 
appoint, and shall report their doings to such supreme council, 
and submit their accounts and records to the inspection of said 
council. They may also receive and execute the trust of gifts 
and devises made to them for religious, charitable, scientific or 
educational uses, whether said trusts are to be performed and 
executed in this or any other state of the United States where 
said rite is practised. Approved February 29, 1924- 



Chap. 63 An Act increasing the compensation of the appointive 

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF GAS FITTERS IN 
THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and sixty-five of the acts of eighteen 
hundred and ninety-seven is hereby amended by striking out 
section three and inserting in place thereof the following: — 



1897, 265, § 3, 
amended. 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 64, 65. 43 

Section 3. The board of examiners shall consist of the building Board of 
commissioner, the health commissioner, who shall be ex officiis gas fitters hi 
members of said board and serve without compensation, and be°rsh°ip' TuT' 
a third member who shall have been continuously engaged in 
business as a practical gas fitter during the five years next pre- 
ceding the date of appointment. Said third member shall be Appointive 
chosen by said health commissioner annually, for a term ending com^'eMation, 
on the first day of May of the year next ensuing, and he shall be ^to. 
allowed a sum not exceeding ten dollars for each day of actual 
service, to be paid from the treasury of the city of Boston. 

Approved February 29, 1924- 

An Act to incorpokate the Massachusetts protective (Jjiav 64 

LIFE assurance COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Charles A. Harrington, William C. Johnson, TheMassa- 
Lemuel G. Hodgkins and Frank C. Harrington, their associates tectlve Life°' 
and successors, are hereby made a corporation under the name compan^y 
of The Massachusetts Protective Life Assurance Company, to incorporated. 
be located in the city of Worcester, for the purpose of making 
insurance upon lives and issuing annuities and pure endowment 
contracts ; with all the rights, powers and privileges, and subject 
to all the duties, liabilities and restrictions, conferred or imposed 
by all general laws now or hereafter in force, applicable to 
domestic stock life insurance companies, so far as the same are 
not inconsistent with the provisions of this act. 

Section 2. The capital stock of the corporation shall be Capital stock, 
two hundred thousand dollars, divided into two thousand shares amount, pay- 
of the par value of one hundred dollars each. The capital stock ™®''*' ®*°- 
together with a surplus of not less than one hundred thousand 
dollars shall be paid in, in cash, within twelve months after this 
act becomes effective; and no certificates of shares and no 
policies of insurance, annuities or pure endowment contracts 
shall be issued until the whole capital stock and surplus are 
so paid in. Said capital may, upon vote of the stockholders, increase of 
be increased from time to time as provided in section seventy ^^^^^^ • 
of chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the General Laws. 

Section 3. At any time when the net surplus of the corpora- Retirement of 
tion shall exceed twice the amount of the capital stock, said ^*°'' ' ^*°' 
stock may be retired, and in such case the policy holders shall 
become members of the corporation and direct its affairs as in 
the case of domestic mutual life insurance companies, and all 
general laws then or thereafter in force and applicable to such 
companies shall apply to said corporation. 

Approved February 29, 192^. 

An Act authorizing the town of rockport to borrow Phnj) a^ 
money for the protection of its water supply. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L Section one of chapter two hundred and eighty- 1922, 287, § 1, 
seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two is hereby ^"^®°''®''- 
amended by striking out, in the third line, the word "and" and 



44 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 66, 67. 



Town of 
Rockport may 
borrow money 
for protection 
of its water 
supply. 



Rockport 
Water Loan, 
Act of 1922. 



inserting in place thereof a comma, — and by inserting after the 
word "facihties", in the fourth line, the words: — , and pur- 
chasing and clearing the land forming the water sheds of Cape 
Pond, so-called, the source of said supply, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 1 . For the purpose of increasing its water 
supply, constructing a filtration system for the purification of 
water, extending its water mains, improving its water distribu- 
tion facilities, and purchasing and clearing the land forming the 
water sheds of Cape Pond, so-called, the source of said supply, 
the town of Rockport may from time to time borrow such 
sums as may be necessary, not exceeding in the aggregate one 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 
notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Rock- 
port Water Loan, Act of 1922. Each authorized issue shall 
constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be payable in 
not more than thirty years from their dates. Indebtedness in- 
curred under this act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, 
but shall, except as herein provided, be subject to chapter forty- 
four of the General Laws. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 3, 1924. 



Chap. 66 An Act authorizing a change in the cellar grade estab- 
lished IN THE TOWN OF WINTHROP. 



Change in 
cellar grade 
established in 
town of 
Winthrop. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The selectmen of the town of Winthrop, when 
authorized so to do by a vote of said town at a meeting legally 
held, may change the cellar grade, established in said town 
under section one of chapter one hundred and ninety-eight of 
the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-three, from thirteen 
feet to eleven feet above mean low water, and, if and when 
such cellar grade is so changed, the provisions of said chapter 
one hundred and ninety-eight, changed as aforesaid, shall con- 
tinue to apply in said town. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 3, 1924. 



G. L. 168, § 31, 
amended. 



Chap. 67 An Act to increase the maximum amount of deposits 

WHICH MAY BE RECEIVED BY SAVINGS BANKS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L Section thirty-one of chapter one hundred and 
sixty-eight of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking 
out, in the second hne, the word : — " two " and inserting in 
place thereof the word : — three, — and by striking out, in the 
fourth and in the fifth lines, the word "four" and inserting in 
place thereof in each instance the word : — six, — so as to read 
as follows : — Section 31 . Such corporation may receive on de- 
posit from any person not more than three thousand dollars; 
and may allow interest upon such deposits, and upon the interest 
accumulated thereon, until the principal, with the accrued 
interest, amounts to six thousand dollars; and thereafter upon 



Amount of 
deposits in 
savings banks 
limited. 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 68. 45 

no greater amount than six thousand dollars; but this section 
shall not apply to deposits by a religious or charitable corpora- 
tion or labor union, or credit union, or in the name of a judge 
of probate, or by order of any court, or on account of a sinking 
fund of a town in the commonwealth or of any trust fund. held 
by a town for public uses. 

Section 2. Section thirty-one A of said chapter one hundred ^sJ^Al^e^tc, 
and sixty-eight, inserted by section one of chapter forty of the amended, 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby amended 
by striking out in the fourth and eleventh lines, the word "four" 
and inserting in place thereof in each instance the word: — six, — 
and by striking out, in the sixth, eighth and fourteenth and in the 
fifteenth lines, the word "eight" and inserting in place thereof in 
each instance the word : — twelve, — so as to read as follows : — de'^o^ts on 
Section 31 A. Such corporation may receive deposits on joint joint accounts 
accounts provided for in section fourteen of chapter one hundred banks limited. 
and sixty-seven to the amount of six thousand dollars, and may 
allow interest upon such deposits and upon the interest accu- 
mulated thereon until the principal with the accrued interest 
amoimts to twelve thousand dollars, and thereafter upon no 
greater amount than twelve thousand dollars. Persons ha\'ing 
such joint accounts may also make deposits in their individual 
names, but the total amount of such deposits, both joint and in- 
dividual, shall not exceed six thousand dollars, and such corpora- 
tion may allow interest upon such deposits and upon the interest 
accumulated thereon until the principal with the accrued interest 
on all said accounts amounts to twelve thousand dollars, and 
thereafter upon no greater amount than twelve thousand dollars. 

Approved March 3, 1924. 



An Act providing that loans by savings banks and Qfidj) 68 

SAVINGS DEPARTMENTS OF TRUST COMPANIES SECURED BY 
DEPOSIT BOOKS MAY BE FOR THE FULL AMOUNT OF THE DE- 
POSITS SHOWN THEREIN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Paragraph (3) of subdivision (e) of the clause entitled "Ninth" g- .^^inth ••^*' 
of section fifty-four of chapter one hundred and sixty-eight of subdiv. («)', 
the General Laws, contained in lines five hundred and ninety- amendeV ' 
two and five hundred and ninety-three of said section as printed 
in said General Laws, as amended by section three of chapter 
one hundred and fifty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-two, is hereby further amended by striking out, in the 
second and third lines of said paragraph as amended, the words 
"at no more than ninety per cent of" and inserting in place 
thereof the words : — up to, — so that said paragraph as amended 
will read as follows : — (5) Deposit books of depositors in sav- investments 
ings banks up to the amount of deposits shown therein and un- banka^efc., in 
pledged shares of co-operative banks at not more than ninety glJ^red b°*^^ 
per cent of their withdrawal value ; or. deposit books, 

Approved March 3, 19£4. ^*°- 



46 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 69, 70. 



Middlesex 
county com- 
miaaioners may 
provide ac- 
commodationa 
for diatrict 
coiirt of 
Somerville. 



May borrow 
money, etc. 



Chap. 69 -^N -^^'^ AUTHORIZIXG THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX TO BORROW 
MONEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING SUITABLE ACCOMMO- 
DATIONS FOR THE DISTRICT COURT OF SOMERVILLE, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the county of 
Middlesex may acquire by purchase, or take by eminent do- 
main under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, land for 
the purpose of constructing thereon a suitable building for the 
use of the district court of Somerville, and may construct, 
originally equip and furnish said building. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, the county commis- 
sioners of said county may from time to time borrow upon the 
credit of the county such sums as may be necessary, not exceed- 
ing, in the aggregate, one hundred and twenty-five thousand 
dollars, and may issue bonds or notes of the county therefor. 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and 
such loans shall be payable in not more than five years from 
their dates. Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the treas- 
urer of the county and countersigned by a majority of the 
county commissioners. The county may sell the said securities 
at public or private sale upon such terms and conditions as the 
county commissioners may deem proper, but not for less than 
their par value. Indebtedness incurred hereunder shall, except 
as herein provided, be subject to chapter thirty-five of the 
General Laws. 
mittedTo'' Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by 

Middlesex the couuty Commissioners of Middlesex county; provided, that 
Sssionera"^' such acceptance occurs prior to December thirty-first in the 
Proviso. current year. Approved March 3, 19£4- - 



Chap 



City of Boston 
may transfer 
to park de- 
partment cer- 
tain land 
under control 
of hoapital 
department. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
mayor, city 
council et ali. 



•70 An Act authorizing the city of boston to transfer to 
its park department for playground purposes certain 
land now under the control of its hospital depart- 
MENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. That part of a certain lot of land in the Dorches- 
ter district of the city of Boston, owned by said city and now 
held by its hospital department for the purposes of the Conva- 
lescent Home, which lies northeast of a northwesterly extension 
of the northeast line of said lot running between it and Dorches- 
ter park, so-called, and which is not now necessary for hospital 
purposes, shall hereafter be devoted to playground purposes 
and shall be under the control of the park department of said 
city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by 
the mayor and city council of said city, the trustees of the 
Boston City Hospital and the park commissioners of said city. 

Approved March 4, 1924' 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 71, 72. 47 



An Act revoking the authority of the thorndike com- (Jhnnj 71 

PANY TO SUPPLY WATER IN THE TOWN OF WARREN AND TO 
CONTRACT FOR THE SALE AND DELIVERY OF ELECTRICITY ANI) 
DECLARING SUCH COMPANY SUBJECT TO THE GENERAL BUSI- 
NESS CORPORATION LAWS. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would prevent Emergency 
the Thorndike Company from making changes in its capital "^^^^^ 
stock and outstanding borrowings which it may be advisable to 
make promptly, therefore this act is hereby declared to be an 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the 
public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter four hundred and thirty-six of the acts Act extending 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, being an act extending the powerTol 
corporate powers of the Thorndike Company, is hereby re- Thorndike 

pealed. repealed. ' 

Section 2. The Thorndike Company shall hereafter be sub- Said company 
ject in all respects to all general laws applicable to business t^^generai^*' 
corporations, and have all the powers thereby conferred on do- porL'tfonlaws 
mestic business corporations. Approved March 5, 1924. 

An Act extending further the duration of certain acts n},f,^ 70 
protecting the rights of tenants. ^' 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would defeat its Emergency 
purpose to provide immediate relief from hardship incident to p'"®^'" ®- 
the present scarcity of houses and buildings available for habita- 
tion, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, 
necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health 
and convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter five hundred and fifty- 1920, 555 §2, 
five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty, as amended by ^ *'' ^^^^ ^ 
chapter four hundred and ninety-one of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-one, section two of chapter three hundred and 
fifty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two and 
chapter six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is 
hereby further amended by striking out, in the third line, the 
word "twenty-four" and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
twenty -five, — so as to read as follows : — Section 2. This act Time extended 
shall become null and void on the first day of May in the year penalizing 
nineteen hundred and twenty-five. ^rtain°?en- 

Section 2. Section six of chapter five hundred and seventy- ant's rights. 
seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty, as amended etc""amenied 
by chapter four hundred and ninety of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-one, section three of chapter three hundred and 
fifty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two and ' 

section two of chapter thirty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-three, is hereby further amended by striking out, 



48 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 73, 74. 



Time extended 
on law pro- 
viding for 
stay of pro- 
ceedings in 
summary proc- 
ess actions. 
1919, 257 (G), 
§ 2, etc., 
amended. 



Time extended 
on law 
terminating 
tenancies at 
will. 



in the third Hne, the word " twentj^'-f our " and inserting in place 
thereof the word : — twenty-five, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 6. This act shall become null and void on the first day 
of May in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-fi^•e. 

Section 3. Section two of chapter two hundred and fifty- 
seven of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen, as 
amended by chapter five hundred and thirtj'^-eight of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty, chapter four hundred and 
eighty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, 
section one of chapter three hundred and fifty-seven of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twent^'-two and chapter eleven of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereb}^ further 
amended bj'^ striking out, in the fourth line, the word " twenty- 
four" and inserting in place thereof the word: — twenty-five, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 2. This act shall take effect 
upon its passage, but shall become null and void on the first 
day of May in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-five. 

Approved March 5, 1924. 



Chap, 73 ^'^ ^CT RELATIVE TO THE DISPOSITION AND EXPENDITURE OF 
FUNDS RECEIVED FROM THE UNITED STATES IN RELATION TO 
FOREST FIRE PREVENTION OR FOR FORESTRY PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter ten of the General Laws is hereby amended by in- 
serting after section eight the following new section : — Section 
8 A. He shall receive from the United States all sums of money 
payable to the commonwealth under any act of congress, pro- 
viding for co-operation in the prevention of forest fires, by way 
of reimbursement for sums expended by the commonwealth on 
account of such prevention, or otherwise, and any sums allotted 
to the commonwealth for the purpose of protecting, preserving 
or developing its woodlands. The sums so received shall be 
held as the Federal Forestry Fund and be expended upon the 
order or approval of the division of forestry of the department 
of conservation without specific appropriation. 

Approved March 5, 1924- 



G. L. 10, new 
section after 
§8. 

State treas- 
urer to receive 
money from 
United States 
for forest fire 
prevention, 
etc. 



Federal For- 
estry Fund, 
expenditure, 
etc. 



ChaV 74 ^^ ^^'^ RELATIVE TO BIENNIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS IN THE 

CITY OF WESTFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Beginning with the second Tuesday of December 
in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-four, municipal elec- 
tions in the city of Westfield for the choice of mayor, members 
of the city council, members of the school committee and mem- 
bers of the board of directors or trustees of the Westfield Athe- 
naeum shall be held biennially, on the second Tuesday of Decem- 
ber in every even-numbered year. 

Section 2. The mayor and members of the city council of 
said city shall continue to be elected for terms of two years and 
shall serve until their successors are duly elected and qualified 
in their stead. The members of the city council elected from 



Biennial mu- 
nicipal elec- 
tions in city of 
Westfield. 



Terms of 
mayor and 
city council. 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 74. 49 

the several wards in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three shall continue to hold office until the qualification of their 
successors who shall be elected at the biennial election in the 
year nineteen hundred and twenty-six. The inauguration inaug»iration 
meeting of the city government shall be held on the first Monday meeting. 
of January following each biennial election, or on the following 
day whenever said first Monday falls on a holiday. 

Section 3. At the biennial municipal election to be held in sohooicom- 
the year nineteen hundred and twenty-four and at every biennial ^"t'^ee, eiec- 

,., p 1 ■ .,,.,. . tion, terms, 

election thereafter, except as otherwise provided in this section, etc. 
all members of the school committee to be elected shall be chosen 
for terms of four years each. The members of said committee 
elected in nineteen hundred and twenty-two shall continue to 
hold office until the qualification of their successors who shall 
be elected at the biennial election in the year nineteen hundred 
and twenty-six. At the biennial election to be held in the year 
nineteen hundred and twenty-sLx, four members of the school 
committee shall be elected to fill the vacancies occurring in the 
following January, and of the members so to be elected one shall 
be elected for the term of two years and three for terms of 
four years each. 

Section 4. Such provisions of chapter two hundred and ^(f^gfgt^nt' 
ninety-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty, as provisions 
amended by chapter six hundred and thirty-one of the acts of "^^^^^ ^ " 
the same year, as are inconsistent with this act are hereby re- 
pealed. Whenever the word "annual" is used in said chapters. Word "an- 
as applying to elections by the voters of said city, it shall here- biennial" etc*" 
after be construed to mean biennial. 

Section 5. Chapter eighteen of the Special Acts of nineteen i9i9- is (S), 
hundred and nineteen is hereby amended by striking out sec- ' ^'^^^ ^ 
tion one and inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 
1. The management and control of the Westfield Athenaeum, Management 
incorporated by chapter eighty-eight of the acts of eighteen westfidd"'*'* 
hundred and sLxty-four, shall hereafter be vested in a board of Athenaum. 
directors or trustees consisting of not less than nine nor more 
than fifteen persons, of whom three shall be elected by the legal 
voters of the city of Westfield as hereinafter provided. The 
remaining directors or trustees shall be elected by the members 
of the corporation for such terms, not exceeding three years, as 
the corporation may prescribe in its by-laws. At the biennial 
municipal election in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four one director or trustee shall be elected to serve for two 
years, one to serve for four years, and one to serve for six years, 
from the first Monday of the January following, and at each 
biennial municipal election thereafter one director or trustee 
shall be elected to serve for six years. The terms of office of the 
directors or trustees elected at the municipal elections in the 
years nineteen hundred and twenty-two and nineteen hundred 
and twenty-three shall terminate upon the qualification of the 
directors or trustees elected under this section in the year nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-four. 

Section 6. A vote on the question of granting licenses for Biennial vote 
the sale of certain non-intoxicating beverages, as required by g?anthfg'cer-°^ 

tain licenses. 



50 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 75. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters, etc. 



the provisions of chapter one hundred and thirty-eight of the 
General Laws or by any other general provision of law, as long 
as said provisions shall be in effect, shall, beginning with the 
year nineteen hundred and twenty-four, be taken biennially in 
the city of Westfield at the biennial election provided for in 
this act. 

Section 7. This act shall be submitted to the voters of the 
city of Westfield at the state election in the current year in the 
form of the following question to be printed on the official 
ballot: "Shall an act passed by the general court in the year 
nineteen hundred and twenty-four, entitled * An Act relative to 
biennial municipal elections in the cit}' of Westfield', be ac- 
cepted?" If a majority of the voters voting thereon vote in 
the affirmative in answer to said question, this act shall thereupon 
take effect, but not otherwise. Approved March 5, 1924. 



G. L. 175, 
§ 132, pro- 
vision 7, etc., 
amended. 



Loans on life 
insurance 
policies, in- 
terest, etc. 



Chap. 75 An Act relative to the computation of interest on loans 

AND certain overdue PREMIUMS ON LIFE INSURANCE 
POLICIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. Section one hundred and thirty -two of chapter 
one hundred and seventy-five of the General Laws, as amended 
by chapter seventy-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-two and by chapter one hundred and ninety-five of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty -three, is hereby further 
amended by striking out, in the fiftieth and fifty-first lines, the 
words "at a rate of interest not exceeding six per cent" and in- 
serting in place thereof the words : — with interest at not ex- 
ceeding six per cent per annum or, at the option of the com- 
pany, with interest as aforesaid compounded annually, — so 
that provision 7 will read as follows: — 7. A provision that not 
later than the third anniversary of the policy the holder of the 
policy shall, upon a proper assignment thereof to the company, 
be entitled to borrow of the company, on the sole security of the 
policy, a sum not more than ninety-five per cent of the cash 
surrender value thereof, less any indebtedness to the company, 
with interest at not exceeding six per cent per annum or, at the 
option of the company, with interest as aforesaid compounded 
annually. Said provision shall include such other conditions as, 
in conformity to the laws of the commonwealth, the company 
will impose when the application for the loan is made. 

Section 2. Section one hundred and thirty-two of chapter 
one hundred and seventy-five of the General Laws, as amended 
by chapter seventy-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-two and chapter one hundred and ninety-five of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby further amended 
by inserting after the word "annum" in the seventy-second 
line, the words: — or, at the option of the company, with interest 
as aforesaid compounded annually, — so that provision 1 1 will 
read as follows : — 11. A provision that the holder of a policy 
shall be entitled to have the policy reinstated at any time within 
three years from the date of default, unless the cash surrender 



G. L. 175, 
§ 132, pro- 
vision 11, etc., 
amended. 



Reinstatement 
of life insur- 
ance policies. 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 76. 51 

value has been duly paid or the extension period has expired, 
upon the production of evidence of insurability satisfactory to 
the company and the payment of all overdue premiums and Payment of 
any other indebtedness to the company upon said policy, with premiums, 
interest at the rate of not exceeding six per cent per annum or, '^^^'■^^*' ^*'=- 
at the option of the company, with interest as aforesaid com- 
pounded annually. 

Section 3. Section one hundred and fortj'-two of said 9.^^2 ^'^^' 
chapter one hundred and seventy-five is hereby amended by amended. 
striking out, in the sixth and seventh lines, the words "and, at 
not exceeding six per cent interest" and inserting in place 
thereof the words : — , with interest at not exceeding six per 
cent per annum or, at the option of the company, with interest 
as aforesaid compounded annually, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 14^. After three full annual premiums have been paid '^°^^?°^,,., 

,. p TP 1 . • . 1, '^ , policies of life 

on any poncy oi nie or endowment msurance issued by a do- or endowment 
mestic life company after December thirty-first, nineteen hun- interesT^etc. 
dred and seven, the holder thereof, upon its proper assignment 
to the company, shall within ninety days of the application 
therefor be entitled to a loan from the company, on the sole 
security of the policy, with interest at not exceeding six per 
cent per annum or, at the option of the company, with interest 
as aforesaid compounded annually, of a sum not exceeding its 
loan value, which loan value shall be not less than ninety-five 
per cent of the cash surrender value of the policy at the end of 
the policy year during which the application for the loan is 
made, computed as prescribed by section one hundred and forty- 
four, and of all dividend additions thereto, less any indebted- 
ness to the company and any unpaid portion of the premium for 
the then current policy year. Failure to repay any such loan 
or to pay interest thereon shall not avoid the policy while the 
total indebtedness thereon is less than such loan value at the 
time said default in payment occurs, nor until thirty' days after 
notice has been mailed by the company to the last known ad- 
dress of the insured. The affidavit of any officer, clerk or agent 
of the company, or of any one authorized to mail such notice, 
that the notice required by this section has been duly mailed by 
the company, shall be prima facie evidence that such notice was 
duly given. Nothing in this section shall require any company 
to make d loan upon any policy for less than twenty-five dollars. 

This section shall not apply to term policies nor to those in Not applicable 
force as extended insurance as provided in clause (c) of section poilder'' 
one hundred and forty-four. Approved March 5, 1924. 



An Act relative to the assessment of poll taxes and QJiav 76 

THE MAKING OF CERTAIN LISTS IN THE TOWN OF BELMONT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. In the making of lists under sections four to Assessment of 
fourteen, inclusive, of chapter fifty-one of the General Laws, ^faWnrof^"^^ 
the board of assessors of Belmont shall have the assistance of certain lists in 
the police department of said town in visiting buildings and m^nt.°^^^^" 



52 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 77, 78. 



residences and performing the duties of assistant assessors in 
securing the information required by said sections. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 6, 1924- 



Chap. 77 An Act authorizing the town of Norwood to incur in- 
debtedness FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a new school 
building and for the purchase of original equipment and furnish- 
ings for said building, the town of Norwood may borrow from 
time to time, within a period of five years from the passage of 
this act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the 
aggregate, two hundred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds 
or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, 
Norwood School Loan, Act of 1924. Each authorized issue shall 
constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not 
more than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall be 
authorized under this section unless a sum equal to an amount 
not less than ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted for 
the same purpose to be raised in the tax levy of the year when 
authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in 
excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as provided 
herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, 
exclusive of the proviso inserted in section seven of said chapter 
by chapter three hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 6, 1924. 



Town of 
Norwood may 
borrow money 
for school 
purposes. 



Norwood 
School Loan, 
Act of 1924. 



Chap. 



G. L. 120. 

§ 23, amended. 



Deposit of 
earnings of 
paroled chil- 
dren in charge 
of trustees of 
the Massa- 
chusetts 
training 
schools. 



78 An Act authorizing the deposit in savings departments 
of trust companies of earnings of paroled children 

IN CHARGE of THE TRUSTEES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS TRAIN- 
ING SCHOOLS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-three of chapter one hundred and twenty of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word " banks " in the fourth line the words : — or savings de- 
partments of trust companies, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 23. The trustees shall make earnest efforts to induce 
boys and girls, in their charge on parole, to save some portion 
of their earnings which, under the direction of the trustees, shall 
be placed in savings banks or savings departments of trust com- 
panies and held by them for the benefit of the ward, or when 
deemed necessary, expended in his behalf, or by direction of the 
trustees applied on liabilities incurred by him. Unless a different 
agreement is made by the trustees with the ward, these deposits 
shall be paid to him when he becomes twenty-one, or to his 
legal representatives if he dies at any time before such payr 
ment. Approved March 6, 1924- 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 79, 80. 53 



An Act relative to sewer assessments in the town of nhf^j. 70 

WAKEFIELD. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The sewer commissioners of the town of Wake- Sewer assess- 
field may determine the value of the benefit or advantage to towiVf^Wake- 
every parcel of real estate in the town beyond the general ad- field. 
vantage to all real estate therein from the construction hereafter 
of any sewer or extension of any existing sewer or from the 
doing of any other work authorized by the provisions of chapter 
three hundred and seventy-seven of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred, and may assess on every such parcel a proportionate share 
of such part, not exceeding two thirds, as said commissioners 
shall deem just, of the expenses incurred by the town for the 
improvements aforesaid, provided that no assessment on any proviso. 
parcel of real estate shall exceed the value of the special benefit 
to that parcel. 

Section 2. The town of Wakefield may, however, at any Same subject. 
town meeting after this act is accepted, vote that two thirds of 
the estimated average cost of the completion or extension of the 
existing sewer system or systems in said town be thereafter as- 
sessed upon the estates benefited by said system or systems, and 
in such case the sewer commissioners of said town shall fix a 
uniform rate according to the frontage of estates upon any 
street or way in which a sewer is constructed or according to 
the area of estates within a specified distance from such street 
or way or according to both frontage and area, and shall make 
all assessments, thereafter levied, in accordance with such rate, 
provided that no assessment on any parcel of real estate shall Proviso. 
exceed the value of the special benefit to that parcel. 

Section 3. The provisions of chapter three hundred and Certain pro- 

r- I p • 111 111 ■visions of 

seventy-seven oi the acts oi nineteen hundred, as amended by law to apply 
chapter two hundred and forty-seven of the acts of nineteen ments!^etc. 
hundred and two, so far as they are applicable and not incon- 
sistent herewith, shall apply to assessments made under section 
one or two of this act. 

Section 4. This act shall, for the purpose of its submission Time of 
for acceptance, take effect upon its passage and shall take full ^^^^'^^ ^ff®'=*- 
effect upon its acceptance within two years after its passage Submission to 
by a majority of the voters of the town of Wakefield voting ^°te"- 
thereon at a town meeting. Approved March 6, 1924- 



An Act relative to the sale of blank cartridges for Chn^ cn 

THE USE OF, AND THEIR USE BY, THE SONS OF VETERANS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fifty-seven of chapter one hundred and forty-eight of G- ^- i^?- § ^''' 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the ^'"^^ ^ 
word "veterans" in the nineteenth line the words: — or other 
organization authorized by section sixty-four of chapter thirty- 
three to parade in public a color guard armed with firearms, — 



54 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 81. 



Blank car- 
tridges, etc., 
sale, etc., pro- 
hibited, etc. 



Proviso. 



SO as to read as follows : — Section 67. No person shall sell or 
keep for sale any blank cartridge, toy pistol, toy gun or toy 
cannon that can be used to fire a blank cartridge; or sell or 
keep for sale, or fire, explode or cause to explode any blank 
cartridge or bomb, or sell or keep for sale, or set off, explode or 
cause to explode any fireworks containing any picric acid or pic- 
rates, or any firecracker exceeding two inches in length and three 
eighths of an inch in diameter or of a greater explosive power 
than a firecracker of such size containing black gunpowder only; 
provided, that this section shall not apply to illuminating fire- 
works set off between the hours of seven o'clock in the after- 
noon and twelve o'clock midnight, excepting those containing 
picric acid or picrates, or to the sale of any article herein named 
to be shipped directly out of the commonwealth, or to the sale 
or use of explosives in the firing of salutes by official authorities, 
or to the sale or use of blank cartridges for a duly licensed show or 
theatre or for signal purposes in athletic sports, or to experi- 
ments at a factory for explosives, or to the firing of salutes with 
cannon on shore or on boats where a permit has been secured 
from the marshal or some officer designated by him therefor, 
or to the sale of blank cartridges for the use of, or their use by, 
the militia or any organization of war veterans or other organi- 
zation authorized by section sixty-four of chapter thirty-three 
to parade in public a color guard armed with firearms, or in 
teaching the use of firearms by experts on days other than 
holidays. Approved March 6, 1921^. 



ChaV. 81 ^N ^CT RELATIVE TO THE MASSACHUSETTS HOME MISSIONARY 

SOCIETY. 



1808, 52, § 3, 
etc., amended. 



Massachusetts 
Home 
Missionary 
Society, elec- 
tion of 
officers, etc. 



Members of 

Massachusetts 

Congregational 

Conference as 

members of 

Massachusetts 

Home 

Missionary 

Society. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter fifty-two of the acts of eighteen hun- 
dred and eight, as affected by chapter thirty-five of the acts of 
eighteen hundred and twenty-three, by chapter fourteen of the 
acts of eighteen hundred and forty-four and by chapter one hun- 
dred and nineteen of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty- 
six, is hereby amended by striking out section three and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following: — Section 3. Be it further 
enacted. That the said corporation may choose by ballot at their 
annual meetings a president, secretary, treasurer, and such 
number of trustees as they may think proper, and such other 
officers as they shall judge nepessary. Persons chosen as trustees 
shall hold office for such tinte, not exceeding five years, as the 
corporation by their by-laws may from time to time provide, 
and all other officers shall hold office for one year. All of said 
officers when chosen may hold their offices until others are chosen 
in their stead. Any vacancy in such offices shall be filled in such 
manner as the corporation may by their by-laws determine. 

Section 2. The members of the Massachusetts Congrega- 
tional Conference for the time being may, to such extent and 
upon such conditions as the Massachusetts Home Missionary 
Society shall by their by-laws determine, be also members of 
the Massachusetts Home Missionary Society. 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 82, 83. 55 

Section 3. Said Massachusetts Home Missionary Society May hold ^^ 
is hereby authorized to take and hold by donation, bequest, or p'"°p®'" ^' ® °- 
otherwise, real and personal property, to an amount not ex- 
ceeding five million dollars. Approved March 6, 19£4' 



An Act relative to the appointment of constables in Qfidj) g2 

TOWNS. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would cause sub- Emergency 
stantial harm and inconvenience, therefore it is hereby declared p''®^'" 
to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preserva- 
tion of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter forty-one of the General Laws is hereby g. l. 41, new 
amended by inserting after section ninety-one the following new 1^9*/°'^ ^^^^^ 
section: — Sectipn 91 A. The selectmen in any town may from ^[^°^l^^g 
time to time appoint, for terms not exceeding one year, as many in towns. 
constables as they deem necessary. 

Section 2. All appointments of constables by selectmen in Certain ap- 
any town between January first, nineteen hundred and twenty- et°c.?va?i&ated, 
one and the effective date of this act, and all the official acts of «*^<'- 
such appointees in so far as the same may have been without 
authority because of any invalidity attaching to their appoint- 
ment, are hereby validated and made lawful. 

■ Approved March 7, 1924. 



An Act authorizing the city of woburn to borrow money (J^Q^rf 83 

FOR THE purpose OF BUILDING AN ADDITION TO THE WYMAN ^' 

SCHOOL BUILDING AND EQUIPPING AND FURNISHING SUCH 
ADDITION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . For the purpose of building an addition to the City of 
Wyman school building in the city of Woburn, such addition to borrc^'money 
increase the floor space of said building, and for the original for school 
equipment and furnishing of such addition, said city may borrow 
from time to time, within a period of five years from the passage 
of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in 
the aggregate, fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 
notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Woburn Woburn 
School Loan, Act of 1924. Each authorized issue shall consti- ic^°o°f Jg'aT' 
tute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more 
than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall be au- 
thorized under this section unless a sum equal to an amount of 
not less than ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted for 
the same purpose to be raised in the tax levy of the year when 
authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in 
excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as herein provided, 
be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive 
of the proviso inserted in section seven of said chapter by chapter 



56 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 84, 85, 86. 



three hundred and thirU'-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-tlii'ee. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 7, 1924. 



Chap. 84 An Act authorizing the city of melrose to borrow 

MONEY FOR SEWER PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of laying out and constructing 
a system of main drains and common sewers in the city of Mel- 
rose, said city may borrow from time to time, within a period of 
five years from the passage of this act, such sums as may be 
necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, one hundred thou- 
sand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall 
bear on their face the words, Melrose Sewer Loan, Act of 1924. 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such 
loans shall be paid in not more than twenty years from their 
dates, but no issue shall be authorized under this section unless 
a sum equal to an amount of not less than ten per cent of such 
authorized issue is voted for the same purpose to be raised by 
the tax levy of the year when authorized. Indebtedness incurred 
under this act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, 
except as provided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws, exclusive of the proviso inserted in section seven 
of said chapter by chapter three hundred and thirty-eight of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 7, 1924. 



City of Mel- 
rose may 
borrow 
money for 
sewer purposes. 



Melrose Sewer 
Loan, Act of 
1924. 



Chap. 85 An Act to prohibit advertising signs or devices on 
certain structures of or used by common carriers. 



G. L. 93, § 32, 
amended. 



Advertising 
signs or de- 
vices on 
structures of 
or used by 
common 
carriers. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follotvs: 

Section thirty-two of chapter ninety-three of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the fol- 
lowing: — , except advertising signs or other advertising dcA'ices 
on bridges or viaducts, or abutments thereof, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 32. Sections twenty-nine to thirty-one, in- 
clusive, and thirty-three shall not apply to signs or other devices 
on or in the rolling stock, stations, subways or structures of or 
used by common carriers, except advertising signs or other ad- 
vertising devices on bridges or viaducts, or abutments thereof. 

Approved March 7, 1924- 



Chap. 86 An Act providing for additional court officers in the 

third district court of eastern MIDDLESEX. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^tc^am^Ad^ d^' Section L. Section sixty-two of chapter two hundred and 
eighteen of the General Laws, as amended by section one of 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 86. 57 

chapter two hundred and eighty-four of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-one, by section one of chapter tAvo hun- 
dred and ninetj'-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
two and by section one of chapter four hundred and fortj'^-eight 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after the w^ord "court" in the 
eleventh Hue the words : — , the third district court of eastern 
Middlesex, — so as to read as follows : — Section 62. In the Number of 
municipal court of the city of Boston the court officers appointed f°'diatricr" 
shall not exceed ten for criminal business and five for civil busi- courts. 
ness and one of such court officers for criminal business shall be 
designated by the chief justice as chief court officer of said court 
for criminal business, and one of such court officers for criminal 
business shall be designated as an assistant chief court officer; 
in the municipal court of the Roxbury district three court officers 
may be appointed; in the municipal court of the South Boston 
district, of the Charlestown district and of the West Roxbury 
district, the East Boston district court, the third district court Additional for 
of eastern Middlesex and the district court of East Norfolk two court of^astem 
court officers for each court may be appointed; and in each of Middlesex. 
the other district courts in the commonwealth one court officer 
may be appointed. 

Section 2. Section sixty-five of said chapter two hundred g. L- 218, § 65, 
and eighteen is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
" officer" where it occurs the first time in the fifth line the follow- 
ing new sentence : — The justice of the third district court of 
eastern Middlesex may appoint for service during such time as 
three simultaneous sessions of said court are being held, and 
may remove as provided in section sixty-one, a part time court 
officer, who shall have all the powers and duties of a court 
officer, — and by inserting after the word "temporary" in the 
same line the words : — and part time, — so as to read as fol- 
lows : — Section 65. In the absence of a court officer, or, in the Temporary 
municipal court of the city of Boston, whenever a majority of fn'Sstrkt'^'^^ 
the justices think the business requires, a temporary court officer courts. 
may be appointed in the manner provided in section sixty-one, 
who shall have all the powers and duties of a court ofiicer. The Part time 
justice of the third district court of eastern Middlesex may ap- f°'^rd^s- 
point for service during such time as three simultaneous sessions trict court of 
of said court are being held, and may remove as provided in MidSesex. 
section sLxty-one, a part time court officer, who shall have all 
the powers and duties of a court officer. Every such temporary 
and part time officer shall receive for each day's service an 
amount equal to the rate by the day of the salary of the court 
officer, but any compensation for service performed for an 
absent court officer in excess of fifteen days in any one year shall 
be deducted by the county treasurer from the salary of such 
court officer. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by to be sub- 
the county commissioners of the county of Middlesex; provided, Middfesex 
that such acceptance occurs prior to December thirty-first in the county com- 
current year. Approved March 7, 192 4. p^^So^"' 



58 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 87, 88. 



Chap. 87 An Act authorizing the town of wellesley to pension 

JOHN W. FOWLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of discharging its moral obliga- 
tion to John W. Fowle, who has served in its electric light de- 
partment for almost twenty-one years and is now disabled by 
reason of injuries received in the course of such service, the 
town of Wellesley may pay to him an annual pension for life of 
one thousand dollars, payable in equal weekly or monthly in- 
stalments. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 10, 1924. 



Town of 
Wellesley 
may pension 
John W. 
Fowle. 



Chap. 88 An Act determining the jurisdiction of the department 

OF MENTAL DISEASES AND THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION 
OVER CERTAIN FEEBLE MINDED PERSONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and twenty-three of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section sixty- 
six A, inserted by section one of chapter four hundred and forty- 
one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following: — Section 66 A. If an alleged 
feeble minded person is found, upon examination by a physician 
qualified as provided by section fifty-three, to be a proper subject 
for commitment, the judge of probate for the county in which 
such person resides or is found may upon application commit 
him to the custody or supervision of the department; but no 
person shall be so committed unless the approval of the depart- 
ment shall be filed with the application for his commitment. If 
he is committed to the custody or supervision of the depart- 
ment, the department shall thereafter have power, whenever 
advisable, to transfer him to a state school for the feeble minded, 
or may cause an application to be made for his removal to a 
department for defective delinquents, and such person may be 
so removed in the manner provided by section one hundred and 
sixteen. If the alleged feeble minded person is committed to 
the custody or supervision of the department of mental diseases, 
the said department may temporarily' release him in the manner 
provided by, and subject to, the provisions of section eighty- 
eight, or may discharge him under section eighty-nine. 

Section 2. Section eighty-nine A of said chapter one hun- 
dred and twenty-three, inserted by section two of said chapter 
four hundred and forty-one, is hereby amended by striking out, 
in the sixth and seventh lines, the words "commissioner, who" 
and inserting in place thereof the words : — department, 
which, — by striking out all after the word "custody" in the 
eighth line down to and including the word "any" in the thir- 
teenth line and inserting in place thereof the word : — Any, — 
and by striking out, in the twenty-eighth and twenty-ninth lines, 
the word "commissioner" and inserting in place thereof the 



G. L. 123. 
§ 66A, etc., 
amended. 



Commitment 
of certain 
feeble minded 
persons to 
custody of 
department of 
mental 
diseases, etc. 



Transfer to 
a state school 
for feeble 
minded. 



Temporary 
release. 



G. L. 123, 
§ 89A, etc., 
amended. 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 89. 59 

word: — department, — so as to read as follows: — Section 89 A. ^/gert^am 
If at any time, after study and observation, the superintendent persons from 
of a state school having custody of a person placed therein under d^a°rtment of 
section sixty -six A is of opinion that such person is not defective, ^Sleasis etc. 
or that his further detention is not required for his own or the 
public welfare, he shall so report to the department, which may 
thereupon discharge such person from further care and custody. 
Any parent, guardian, relative or friend of a person committed bearing! etc. 
to the custody or supervision of the department of mental dis- 
eases or to a department for defective delinquents may at any 
time file a petition for a hearing in the probate court of the 
county in which such person resided or was found when first 
committed, to establish that further custody or supervision is 
not required for the welfare of such person or the public; and 
upon payment of the necessary traveling expenses by said pe-' 
titioner, from the place where such person is detained to the 
place of hearing, and the giving of security for the payment of 
necessary expenses for a return to such place of detention, if a 
return shall be ordered, the probate court may by order require 
the attendance of such person at said hearing. Upon filing with Attendance of 
the department of mental diseases or with the commissioner of hearing* 
correction, as the case may be, a certified copy of said order, the 
department of mental diseases or the commissioner of correc- 
tion shall authorize and direct the attendance of such person at 
such hearing in compliance with the terms of said order. Notice 
of such hearing and proceedings thereupon shall be such as are 
prescribed by the court. Approved March 10, 1924- 



An Act providing retirement allowances for employees Chap. 89 

OF THE BOSTON AND CAMBRIDGE BRIDGES COMMISSION, SO- 
CALLED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Except as hereinafter provided, regular and Retirement 
permanent employees of the commission appointed under sec- employees of 
tion fourteen of chapter four hundred and sixty-seven of the Cambridge^ 
acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, commonly known as Bridges Com- 
the Boston and Cambridge Bridges Commission, in this act called. ' 
called the commission, shall, for the purpose of providing retire- 
ment allowances, be deemed to be employees of the city of Bos- 
ton within the meaning of section two of chapter five hundred 
and twenty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, 
known as the Boston Retirement Act, and shall have all the 
rights, benefits and privileges and shall be subject to all the con- 
ditions and restrictions specified in said act in respect to em- 
ployees of the city of Boston as therein defined who are members 
of the retirement system established by said chapter. Every Membership 
such employee in the service of said commission on the effective ih-^nent'^ ^^ 
date of this act shall have the option of becoming a member of syatem, etc 
said retirement system or not, and shall be deemed to have 
elected to become a member thereof upon the expiration of sixty 
days after said date, unless within said period he notifies the 



60 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 89. 



Commission 
to be deemed 
head of a de- 
partment, etc. 



Withholding 
of part of 
compensation, 
etc. 



Payment to 
Boston retire- 
ment board, 
etc. 



Money for 
pension pay- 
ments to be 
provided by 
cities of 
Bo.ston and 
Cambridge, 
etc. 



Payments to 
be considered 
part of 
expense of 
maintaining, 
etc., bridges, 
etc. 



For purpose 
of determining 
amount of 
pension, 
certain persons 
to be deemed 
to have been 
employees of 
city of Boston, 
etc. 



Payments, 
etc., under 
workmen's 
compensation 
law, etc., to 
be offset 
against and 
payable in 
lieu of benefits 
under this act, 
etc. 



Boston retirement board in writing that he does not wish to 
become such a member. Such an employee may become a mem- 
ber of said system at any time within said period of sixty days 
upon notice in writing to said board. In relation to its employees 
who become members of said system, the commission shall be 
deemed the head of a department within the meaning of said 
chapter five hundred and twenty-one. 

Section 2. The treasurer of the city of Boston and the treas- 
urer of the city of Cambridge shall each withhold four per cent 
of the regular compensation due from his city on each pay day 
to each employee of the commission who is a member of the 
Boston retirement system and pay the same to the Boston retire- 
ment board, who shall deposit the same in the annuity savings 
fund, established under section six of said chapter five hundred 
and twenty-one, to the credit of such member. 

Section 3. Such sums as shall be necessary to provide all 
pension payments on account of employees of the commission 
who become members of the retirement system shall be provided 
equally by the cities of Boston and Cambridge, and the treas- 
urer of the city of Boston and the treasurer of the city of Cam- 
bridge shall pay said sums to the said retirement board, to be 
deposited in its pension accumulation fund, at such times and 
in such instalments and amounts as shall be required by the 
said retirement board, in conformity with the provisions of said 
chapter five hundred and twenty-one. Such payments shall be 
considered as part of the expense of maintaining and operating 
the respective bridges under the control of said commission in 
connection with which said employees are employed, but no 
statutory tax limit shall apply to the raising of any funds neces- 
sary to comply with this section. 

Section 4. Any person employed by the commission on 
February first, nineteen hundred and twenty-three, who becomes 
a member of the Boston retirement system on or before the ex- 
piration of sixty days after the effective date of this act, as pro- 
vided in section one, shall, for the purpose of determining the 
amount of his pension payable under subsection (c) of section 
ten of said chapter five hundred and twenty-one, be deemed to 
have been an employee of the city of Boston on February first, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-three and to have become a mem- 
ber of said system within one year from said date. 

Section 5. Any amounts paid or payable by said cities under 
the provisions of the workmen's compensation law, in pursuance 
of chapter one hundred and twenty-five of the General Acts of 
nineteen hundred and eighteen, to an employee of the commis- 
sion who is a member of the said retirement system or to the 
dependents of any such member on account of his death or dis- 
ability shall be offset against and payable in lieu of any benefits 
payable out of the funds provided by said cities under the pro- 
visions of this act on account of the death or disability of such 
member. If the value of the total commuted benefits so paid 
or payable is less than the reserve on the pension otherwise 
payable under this act, the value of such commuted benefits 
shall be deducted from such pension reserve and such benefits 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 90, 91. 61 

as ma\' be provided by the pension reserve so reduced shall be 
payable under the provisions of this act. 

Section 6. On and after January first, nineteen hundred and Jf™v'icM°of 
twenty-six, the services of every employee of the commission, "^ j^^^'^^^ ^™' 
not a veteran of the civil war, of the Spanish War or Philippine age of seventy, 
Insurrection or the World War as defined in section fifty-six of ^*''- 
chapter thirty-two of the General Laws, who attains or has at- 
tained the age of seventy and who is not then a member of the 
said retirement system, shall terminate forthwith. 

Section 7. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by To be sub- 
vote of the city council of each of the said cities of Boston and ^"ncii^o"'^*^^ 
Cambridge, subject to the provisions of the respective charters c°^brid°e^ 
of said cities. Approved March 10, 1924- etc. 

An Act relative to the use of cans and containers in QJidp^ 90 

THE wholesale PURCHASE AND SALE OF MILK AND CREAM. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would defeat its Emergency 
purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, p''®^™ 
necessary for the immediate preservation of the public con- 
venience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. So much of sections eighteen and nineteen ^j^^^g^jj^^j 
of chapter ninety-eight of the General Law^s, as respectively law as to tise 
amended by sections one and two of chapter forty-five of the fn^hSesaie* 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, as relates to the use pyciiase and 
of cans or containers in connection with the purchase or sale at and cream to 
wholesale of milk or cream, shall be inoperative until January ^ntTetc.''*'^^ 
first, nineteen hundred and twenty-six. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect as of January first, ^a'Sng°effect. 
nineteen hundred and twenty -four. Approved March 11, 1924. 

An Act relative to meetings of stockholders of busi- (JJiaV- 91 

NESS CORPORATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and fifty-six of the Gen- g. l. ise, §28, 
eral Laws is hereby amended by striking out section twenty- ^^e'^^^'i- 
eight and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 28. ^/o®^|f^,'^°^ 
There shall be an annual meeting of the stockholders, and the of business 
time and place of holding it, and the manner of conducting it, corporations, 
shall be fixed by the by-laws; but it shall be held within ninety 
days after the end of the fiscal year of the corporation. All 
meetings of stockholders shall be held in the commonwealth. 
A WTitten notice, stating the place, day and hour thereof, shall 
be given by the clerk, at least seven days before the meeting, to 
each stockholder entitled to vote thereat and to each stockholder 
who, under the agreement of association or any amendment 
thereof or under the by-laws, is entitled to such notice, by 
leaving such notice with him or at his residence or usual place 
of business, or by mailing it, postage prepaid, and addressed to 
such stockholder at his address as it appears upon the books of 



62 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 92, 93. 



G. L. 156, § 30, 
amended. 



Special meet- 
ings of 
stockholders 
of business 
corporations. 



the corporation. Unless the bj'-laws otherwise provide, a ma- 
jority in interest of all stock issued and outstanding and entitled 
to vote shall constitute a quorum. Notices of all meetings of 
stockholders shall state the purposes for which the meetings are 
called. No notice of the time, place or purpose of any regular or 
special meeting of the stockholders shall be required if every 
stockholder entitled to notice thereof, or his attorney thereunto 
authorized, by a writing which is filed with the records of the 
meeting, waives such notice. 

Section 2. Section thirty of said chapter one hundred and 
fifty -six is hereby amended by inserting after the word "stock" 
in the sixth line the words : — entitled to vote at the meeting, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section SO. Special meetings of the 
stockholders may be called by the president or by a majority of 
the directors, and shall be called by the clerk, or in case of the 
death, absence, incapacity or refusal of the clerk, by any other 
officer, upon written application of three or more stockholders 
who are entitled to vote and who hold at least one tenth part in 
interest of the capital stock entitled to vote at the meeting, 
stating the time, place and purpose of the meeting. 

Approved March 11, 1924. 



Chap. 



Additional 
compensation 
and travel 
allowance for 
jurors serving 
in case of 
Willett et al. 
vs. Herrick 
et ali., in 
superior 
court for 
Norfolk 
county. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
Norfolk 
county com- 
missioners. 
Proviso. 



92 An Act providing additional compensation and travel 
allowance for the jurors serving in the case of wil- 
lett et al. vs. herrick et all, in the superior court 
for norfolk county. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The compensation of the jurors serving in the 
case of Willett et al., vs. Herrick et ali., on trial since November 
eighth, nineteen hundred and twenty-three, in the superior 
court for the county of Norfolk, sitting at Dedhara, shall, for 
the period beginning December thirty-first, nineteen hundred 
and twenty-three, and ending with the completion of their 
service in said trial, be at the rate of nine dollars per diem, and 
their travel allowance shall be at the rate of five cents a mile out 
and home for each day of actual attendance during the aforesaid 
period. The said compensation and travel allowance shall be 
paid by said county in lieu of compensation and travel allow- 
ance payable to them under provisions of general law. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by 
the county commissioners of Norfolk county; provided, that 
such acceptance occurs prior to December thirty-first in the 
current year. For the purpose of such acceptance, this act shall 
take effect upon its passage. Approved March 11, 1934- 



Chap. 93 An Act relative to proxy voting at the organization 

AND OTHER MEETINGS OF RECLAMATION DISTRICTS AND PRO- 
VIDING FOR PLANS SHOWING THEIR BOUNDARIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

first^pa^r^,^etL,^' SECTION 1. Section six of chapter two hundred and fifty-two 
amended. ' of the General Laws, as appearing in section one of chapter four 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 93. 63 

hundred and fifty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three, is hereby amended by striking out the first para- 
graph and inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 6. p^rposl or 
The district commissioners, in this and the ten following sec- organizing 
tions called the commissioners, after being sworn, shall call a Sstrict^etc', 
meeting of the proprietors of the lands to be improved, by giving ^°^ called, 
in such manner as the board may order, a notice to each known 
proprietor, signed by the commissioners and setting forth the 
time and place of a meeting for the purpose of organizing a 
reclamation district to carry out the proposed improvements 
and maintain the same after they are completed. The notice 
shall be in the form of a warrant specifying the matters upon 
which action is to be taken at the meeting. Such meeting shall Proprietors to 

. " . . °. . be present in 

have no power to act unless proprietors constituting a majority person or by 
in interest either in value or area are present or are represented ^^°^^' ^^°- 
by proxies duly executed and placed in the hands of other pro- 
prietors prior to said meeting. The chairman of the commis- Temporary 
sioners or another commissioner designated by him shall preside officws^^ 
until a clerk is chosen and sworn and the clerk shall preside 
until a moderator is chosen. After the choice of a moderator choice of 
the question of the acceptance of sections one to fourteen B, in- Q°gg^t^ou°of 
elusive, and the organization of a reclamation district shall be acceptance of 
submitted to the proprietors and if a majority of those present and^or'gaiSza-^ 
in person or by proxy and voting on the question vote to accept to°be°sub-*"°* 
and to organize such district the provisions of said sections shall mitted, etc. 
take full effect. The vote shall be recorded and a copy thereof yote^'^etc^ 
shall be filed with the board. The meeting may then proceed 
to act upon the other articles, if any, contained in the warrant. 
Such district shall at the same meeting elect by ballot a district fjjd dfs^trfcT'' 
clerk and a district treasurer, who may be the same person, to treasurer, 
hold office until one year from the next succeeding annual meet- etc^**""^' ^^^' 
ing and at each annual meeting after the first a clerk and treas- 
urer shall be elected by ballot for one year. There shall also be Prudential 
elected by ballot a prudential committee of three members who efect^n^etc. 
shall hold office, one for three years, one for two years, and one 
for one year, from the next succeeding annual meeting. At each 
annual meeting after the first a member of said committee shall 
be elected by ballot for three years. The aforesaid officers of h^d^office 
the district shall hold office until their successors are elected until suc- 

, -i-n ^ ceeded. 

and qualified. 

Section 2. Said section six, as so appearing, is hereby p- l. 252, § 6, 
further amended by striking out the last paragraph and insert- amended, 
ing in place thereof the following: — A district organized under District may 
the provisions of this section may adopt by-laws consistent with 
the laws applicable to such district and subject to the approval 
of the board. Such by-laws may provide for proxy voting by Proxy voting. 
the members at any or all meetings of the district. The district To have 
shall have such rights and powers as may be necessary and riglTs^and 
proper for operating and maintaining the improvements made powers, etc. 
by the commissioners, and for making, operating and maintain- 
ing such further improvements as may be authorized under sec- 
tion fourteen A. The members of the district shall be the pro- Members to 
prietors from time to time of lands lying within its limits. No be^p^opnetors. 



64 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 94. 



Restrictions 
as to dissolu- 
tion. 

G. L. 252, § 7, 
etc., amended. 



Surveys, etc., 
to be made, 
etc. 



Plans showing 
boundaries. 



such district shall dissolve without specific authorization by the 
general court, which shall not be given until provision has been 
made for payment of the obligations of said district. 

Section 3. Section seven of said chapter two hundred and 
fifty-two, as appearing in section one of said chapter four hun- 
dred and fifty-seven, is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
fourth line, the word "for" and inserting in place thereof the 
words : — showing in detail the boundaries of the district and, — 
so that the first sentence will read as follows : — Section 7. As 
soon as the district shall have been organized under the provi- 
sions of the preceding section the commissioners shall, under 
direction of the board, cause the necessary surveys and investi- 
gations to be made and shall prepare a plan showing in detail 
the boundaries of the district and the improvements to be 
effected. Approved March 11, 1924- 



Chap. 



G. L. 128, § 14, 
amended. 



Powers of 
department of 
agriculture in 
enforcing 
laws relating 
to dairy 
products, etc. 



Penalty. 



G.'L. 276, § 1, 
amended. 



Search war- 
rants for 
colored oleo- 
margarine, etc. 



94 An Act relative to the powers of the department of 
agriculture in enforcing the laws relating to dairy 
products and imitations thereof, and relative to the 
issuing of search warrants for colored oleomargarine. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section fourteen of chapter one hundred and 
twenty-eight of the General Laws is hereby amended by insert- 
ing after the word "place" in the second line the words: — or 
vehicle, — and by inserting after the word " manufacture " in 
the second and fourth lines in each instance the word : — , 
storage, — so as to read as follows: — Section 14- The depart- 
ment and its employees shall have access to each place or vehicle 
used in the manufacture, storage, transportation or sale of dairy 
products or imitations thereof, and to each vessel and can used 
in such manufacture, storage, transportation and sale, and shall 
have the authority given to the department of public health or 
its officers, or to inspectors of milk, to enforce and prosecute 
violations of all laws relating to dairy products or imitations 
thereof. Whoever hinders, obstructs, or in any way interferes 
with an officer or duly authorized agent of the department in 
the performance of his duty shall be punished for a first offence 
by a fine of one hundred dollars and for a subsequent offence 
by a fine of two hundred dollars, to the use of the common- 
wealth. 

Section 2. Section one of chapter two hundred and seventy- 
six of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end 
thereof the following new clause : — Fifteenth, Oleomargarine 
colored in imitation of yellow butter, and uncolored oleo- 
margarine, coloring matter and utensils used or intended to be 
used in making such colored oleomargarine, which the com- 
plainant has reasonable cause to believe are intended for un- 
lawful sale or use. Approved March 11, 1924- 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 95, 96. 65 



An Act authorizing the town of barnstable to extend r<h„^ 95 
A certain wharf beyond the extreme low water line ^' 

IN COTUIT harbor. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Barnstable, subject to the provisions Town of 
of chapter ninety-one of the General Laws, may extend the may^xtend 
wharf, authorized under license granted August thirtieth, nine- certain wharf 
teen hundred and twenty-three by the division of waterways treme low 
and public lands of the department of public works to be built cotuit^harbor. 
in Cotuit harbor at a public landing place located at the foot of 
Oyster road, so-called, in the town of Barnstable, for a distance 
of not exceeding seventy feet beyond the extreme low water line 
in said harbor, notwithstanding the provisions of section four- 
teen of chapter eighty-eight of the General Laws. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 12, 1924. 

An Act relative to the date of expiration of lobster fhnj) qa 

licenses. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one hundred and four of chapter one g. l. i30, 
hundred and thirty of the General Laws, as amended by section amended!" 
one of chapter one hundred and sixteen of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-one and by chapter one hundred and sixty- 
one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in the twenty-third line, the 
words "November thirtieth" and inserting in place thereof the 
words : — December thirty-first, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section IO4. The clerk of any town in Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Certain city 
Norfolk, Plymouth, Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes or Nantucket clerks to grant 
county, situated on the shores of the commonwealth, shall grant catchTobsters 
licenses in the form prescribed and upon a blank furnished by etc. 
the director, to catch or take lobsters from the waters of the 
commonwealth within three miles of the shores of the county 
where the town lies. Except as hereinafter provided, such 
licenses shall be granted only to individuals who are citizens of 
the commonwealth and who have resided therein for at least 
one year next preceding the date of the same. The clerk of any Licenses for 
such town may grant such a license to any individual who is ''I'^ns. 
an alien and who resides in the county where the town lies; 
provided, that such alien has resided in said county, and has Pro\-iso. 
been actually engaged in lobster fishing in the waters of any of 
the aforesaid counties, for five years next preceding December 
first, nineteen hundred and twenty. A non-resident citizen of licenses for 

, ' _ . 1 r^ M • !• • • certain non- 

tne United States temporarily residing m any town granting residents. 
such licenses may, during June, July, August and September in 
each year, upon payment of the fee required by this section pro- 
cure a license to take lobsters for consumption by the licensee 
and his family only. Licenses, except those granted to non- Expiration of 
residents, shkll expire on December thirty-first next succeeding "^®"^®^- 



66 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 97, 98. 



Fee. 



Color, etc., 
of buoys to 
be stated, etc. 



Exhibition of 
licenses. 



Licenses to 
which appli- 
cable. 



the granting of the same unless sooner revoked as provided in 
the following section. The towoi clerk granting a license shall 
collect therefor a fee of one dollar, which, less fifteen cents to 
be retained by him, shall be forwarded to the director on the 
first Monday of the following month, together with coupons 
provided by the director for a description of the licensee and 
his buoys, and for such other information as may be required. 
All books of forms furnished to town clerks under this section 
shall be returned to the director on January first of each year. 
Each applicant for a license shall state the color scheme or other 
special markings of the buoys to be used by him which shall be 
set forth in his license, and all buoys used by him shall be marked 
accordingly and also with the licensee's initials or name which 
shall be branded or cut into the surface of the buoy. A licensee 
under this section shall at all times, while acting in pursuance 
of the license, exhibit his license upon the demand of any officer 
qualified to serve criminal process. 

Section 2. This act shall apply to licenses in force on its 
effective date as well as to licenses granted on or after said date. 

Approved March 12, 1924. 



Chap. 97 An Act granting a further extension of the term of 

CERTAIN FISHING RIGHTS OF THE PROPRIETORS OF THE NEW 
MATTAKESSETT creeks IN THE GREAT POND IN EDGARTOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Proprietors of the New Ma ttakessett Creeks, 
a corporation established by law in the town of Edgartown, are 
hereby authorized to catch fish, for a further period of ten 
years from the termination of the extension, by chapter two 
hundred and eighty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
fourteen, of the term of the " additional rights " granted to them 
by chapter one hundred and sixteen of the acts of eighteen hun- 
dred and ninety-six, in the Great Pond, so-called, in said town, 
by means of nets, seines, drag-seines, traps or pounds, as said 
corporation maj^ determine: provided, however, that the said 
corporation shall not catch any fish, other than alewives, in said 
Great Pond in the ways aforesaid, except during the months of 
January, February and JVIarch. 

Section 2. The provisions of sections two and three of said 
chapter two hundred and eighty-one shall continue to be in full 
force and effect for said further period of ten years, and the 
words "said ten years" as used in said section two shall apply 
to said further period. Approved March 12, 1924. 



Term of 
certain fisliing 
rights of 
Proprietors of 
the New 
Mattakessett 
Creeks in 
Great Pond in 
Edgartown 
further ex- 
tended. 



Certain pro- 
visions of law 
to continue 
to be in effect, 
etc. 



Chap. 98 ^ -Act VALIDATING CERTAIN CERTIFICATES OF NOMINATION 
AND NOMINATION PAPERS FOR TOWN OFFICERS IN THE TOWN 
OF DOUGLAS. 



VaUdation of 
certain certifi- 
cates of nomi- 
nation and 
nomination 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. No certificate of nomination for town officers to 
be voted on at the current annual town meeting in the town of 
Douglas which was filed with the town clerk on the sixth day of 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 99. 67 

March in the current year, and no nomination paper for such ^^P^^^Jgrs 
an office filed with said clerk on the seventh day of said March, in town of 
shall be invalid by reason of not having been filed with said ^o^sias. 
clerk within the time prescribed by section ten of chapter fifty- 
three of the General Laws. 

Section 2. This act shall take eff'ect upon its passage. 

Approved March 14, 1924- 

An Act authorizing the special commission on the neces- (JJidj) 99 
saries of life to investigate relative to gasoline and ^' 

refined petroleum products. 

Whereas, The evils sought to be remedied by this act are such Emergency 
as to require that the investigation pro\dded for should be p^®**" ®- 
undertaken forthwith, therefore it is hereby declared to be an 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the 
public health and convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter three hundred and twenty- 1921, 325, § 2, 
five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one is hereby ^"^^^ ® ' 
amended by inserting after the word "fuel" in the third line the 
following : — , gasoline and refined petroleum products, — so as 
to read as follows : — Section 2. It shall be the duty of the com- Special com- 
mission to study and investigate the circumstances affecting the ^cessarie^ of 
prices of fuel, gasoline and refined petroleum products, and other ^'^®^^j.g*'|j^ 
commodities which are necessaries of life. The commission 
may inquire into all matters relating to the production, trans- 
portation, distribution and sale of the said commodities, and 
into all facts and circumstances relating to the cost of produc- 
tion, wholesale and retail prices and the method pursued in the 
conduct of the business of any persons, firms or corporations 
engaged in the production, transportation, or sale of the said 
commodities, or of any business which relates to or affects the 
same. It shall also be the duty of the said commission to study 
and investigate the circumstances affecting the charges for rent 
of property used for living quarters, and in such investigation 
the commission may inquire into all matters relating to charges 
for rent. The said commission shall be furnished with suitable 
quarters in the state house. 

Section 2. Section one of chapter three hundred and twenty 1923 320, § 1, 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word "twenty-five", in the 
tenth line, the following: — , as amended, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 1 . The term of service of the special com- Term of 
mission on the necessaries of life, appointed under chapter three 
hundred and twenty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one, as extended until May first, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three by section one of chapter three hundred and forty- 
three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby 
further extended until May first, nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four, and during the term hereby extended the commission shall 
have all the powers and duties granted and imposed by said ^°^e" *°^ 



service. 



68 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 100, 101, 102. 



Proviso. chapter three hundred and twenty-five, as amended; provided, 

that the governor, with the advice and consent of the council, 
may, at any time during said period of extended service provided 
for herein, change the personnel of said commission in whole or 
in part. Approved March 14, 1924- 



Chap. 100 A^ ^CT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD TO PAT AN 

ANNUITY TO THOMAS B. DRINAN. 



City of Spring- 
field may pay 
an annuity to 
Thomas B. 
Drinan. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
city council. 
Proviso. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of further discharging its moral 
obligation to Thomas B. Drinan, a former police officer in its 
employ, who was shot and permanently disabled while in the 
performance of his duty as such, the city of Springfield may 
pay to him annually so long as he shall live the sum of five 
hundred and forty-six dollars, payable in equal weekly instal- 
ments, the same to be in addition to any pension payable to 
him by said city at the time this act takes effect. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city; provided, that such 
acceptance occurs prior to December thirty-first in the current 
year. Approved March 14, 1924- 



Chap 



101 An Act extending the time during which the united 
states may maintain the temporary bridge, or build 
and maintain a new bridge, over the neponset river 
in the cities of boston and quincy. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The United States government may maintain a temporary 
highway bridge, with a draw therein, over Neponset river be- 
tween Commercial Point in the city of Boston and Squantum 
in the city of Quincy, or do any other thing authorized by chap- 



Time ex- 
tended during 
which United 
States may 
maintain 
bridge, etc., 

river in Boston tcr two hundred and fifty-eight of the General Acts of nineteen 
and Quincy. hundred and nineteen, during a further period of one year from 
July first, nineteen hundred and twenty-four. 

Approved March 14, 1924. 



Chap 



Plymouth 
county com- 
missioners 
may expend 
money for 
improvements, 
etc., at county 
hospital at 
South Hanson. 
May borrow 
money, etc. 



.102 An Act authorizing the Plymouth county commissioners 
to borrow money for enlarging and improving the 
sewerage system at the plymouth county hospital at 
south hanson. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of enlarging and improving the 
sewerage system at the Plymouth county hospital at South 
Hanson, the county commissioners of said county may expend 
a sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand dollars. 

Section 2. For the purpose aforesaid, the said county com- 
missioners may borrow on the credit of the county and issue 
notes of the county therefor to an amount not exceeding twenty- 
two thousand dollars. Such notes shall be payable by such 
annual payments beginning not more than one year after the 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 103, 104. 69 

date thereof as will extinguish each loan within five years from 
its date. The amount of such annual payment in any one year 
shall not be less than the amount of the principal of the loan 
payable in any subsequent year. The notes shall be signed by 
the county treasurer and countersigned by the county commis- 
sioners. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan. Assessments 
All sums necessary to meet interest payments on said notes and and'city^con- 
payments on account of principal as the same mature shall be ®ft'^^i*d|ftJ'i°t' 
assessed upon the twenty-six towns and one city of said county 
constituting the hospital district, in accordance with section 
eighty-three of chapter one hundred and eleven of the General 
Laws. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance T9 be sub- 
by the county commissioners of the county of Plymouth; pro- Plymouth 
vided, that such acceptance occurs prior to December thirty- county com- 
first in the current year. Approved March I4, 1924- proviso. 

An Act changing the age limit for applicants for regis- (J}ia'p.\{)Z 

TRATION AS DENTAL HYGIENISTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fifty-one of chapter one hundred and twelve of the g. l. 112, § 51, 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the first ^^^^ ^ 
line, the word "twenty" and inserting in place thereof the 
word : — nineteen, — so as to read as follows : — Section 61 . Registration 

' . 11 ^^ dental 

Any person of good moral character nineteen years old or over, hygienists, 
who is a graduate of a training school for dental hygienists re- appii^cants?etc. 
quiring a course of not less than one academic year and approved 
by the board, or who is a graduate of a training school for nurses 
and has received three months' clinical training in dental hygiene 
in any such training school for dental hygienists, may, upon the 
payment of ten dollars, be examined by the board in the subjects 
considered essential by it for a dental hygienist, and, if his exami- 
nation is satisfactory, shall be registered as a dental hygienist 
and given a certificate allowing him to practice dental hygiene, 
which shall mean the cleaning of teeth under the direction of 
any registered dentist of the commonwealth, subject to such 
rules and regulations as may be adopted by the board. An 
applicant failing to pass a satisfactory examination shall be en- 
titled to one re-examination at any meeting of the board, free of 
charge, but for each subsequent examination he shall pay ten 
dollars. Approved March I4, 1924- 

An Act providing for the protection of the shad fishery CJiav.lO^ 
IN palmer river. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L Between the first day of March in each year and fh^^^gg^'g'^ °^ 
the first day of July next succeeding, no person, either as prin- in Palmer 
cipal or agent, shall catch or take any shad in Palmer river, or "^®'" 
set, operate or superintend, therein, any device intended for 
the purpose of catching fish, except hook and line, after sunset 
on Saturday until sunrise on Wednesday in each week and no 



70' 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 105, 106. 



Penalties, etc. 



As affecting 
existing 
permanent 
dams. 



Authority of 
director of 
division of 
fisheries and 
game. 

Effective date, 
etc. 



person shall at any time erect or continue in said river any weir, 
dam, hanging net, or other obstruction so as to prevent the 
free passage of fish. 

Section 2. Evexy person who violates any provision of sec- 
tion one shall 'for the first offence be fined five dollars and for 
every subsequent offence shall be fined twenty-five dollars and, 
in addition to the penalties herein provided, shall forfeit all the 
apparatus used by him in violation of the provisions of this act. 
The possession of each and every fish taken in violation of tiie 
provisions of section one or the continuance for every twenty- 
four hours of any device erected or maintained contrary to the 
provisions thereof shall constitute a separate offence. 

Section 3. The foregoing provisions shall not be construed 
to mean that any existing permanent dam shall be removed if 
a suitable fishway for the passage of fish over such dam is main- 
tained. 

Section 4. The director of the division of fisheries and 
game shall have concurrent authority with the boards of select- 
men of the towns bordering on said river for the enforcement 
of this act. 

Section 5. This act shall be effective on and after March 
first, nineteen hundred and twenty-five for a period of five 
years from said date. Any provision of existing law inconsistent 
with this act shall be inoperative while this act is in effect. 

Approved March 14, 1924. 



Registration 
of Alexander 
R. Prudent as 
a chiropodist. 



Chap. 105 An Act authorizing the registration of Alexander r. 

prudent as a chiropodist. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The board of registration in medicine is hereby authorized to 
register Alexander R. Prudent of Boston as a chiropodist, 
without examination, upon satisfactory proof that he had been 
engaged in the practice of chiropody in this commonwealth for 
a period of more than five years prior to the passage of chapter 
two hundred and two of the General Acts of nineteen hundred 
and seventeen, and without proof of further compliance with 
chapter one hundred and twelve of the General Laws; and there- 
upon he shall have and enjoy the same rights and privileges as 
if registered as a chiropodist as provided by said chapter one 
hundred and twelve. Approved March 14, 1924. 



Chap. 106 An Act relative to voting by women whose names have 

BEEN CHANGED BY MARRIAGE OR COURT DECREE. 



G. L. 51, § 2, 
amended. 

Voting by 
women whose 
names have 
been changed. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter fifty-one of the General LaAvs is hereby amended by 
striking out section two and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing: — Section 2. If the name of a female who is duly regis- 
tered as a voter is changed by marriage or by decree of court, 
her right to vote in her former name shall continue until April 
first next following. Approved March 14, 1924. 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 107, 108. 71 



An Act relative to the collection of water rates by Chap. 107 

WATER DISTRICTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section forty-two A of chapter forty of the General Laws, in- ^^^^-^^'J^^^' 
serted by chapter three hundred and ninety-one of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby amended by in- 
serting after the word "town" in the first and ninth Hues, in 
each instance, the words : — or water district, • — and by insert- 
ing after the word "town" in the third and tenth Hnes, in each 
instance, the words : — or district, — by striking out in the 
tenth Hne the word "or" and inserting in place thereof a 
comma and by adding at the end thereof the following : — The 
five following sections shall also apply to a water district which 
has accepted sections forty-two A to forty-two F, inclusive, and 
whose clerk has so filed the certificate of acceptance, and wher- 
ever in said sections the word "town" and the phrase "board 
or officer in charge of the water department" or " board or officer 
having control of the water department" appear, they shall 
also mean and include such water district and its water com- 
missioners, respectively, — so as to read as follows : — Section Unpaid water 
42 A. If the rates and charges due to a city or town or water upon real es-^" 
district which accepts this and the five following sections by certain^citles, 
vote of its city council or of the voters in town or district meet- towns and 
ing for supplying water to any real estate at the request of the 
owner or tenant, including interest and costs thereon, as estab- 
lished by local regulations, ordinances or by-laws, are not paid 
within sixty days after their due date, the same shall be a lien 
upon such real estate in the manner hereinafter provided. This Certificate of 
and the five following sections shall not take effect in a citj^ or statute, filing, 
town or water district accepting the same as aforesaid until the ^*''- 
city, town or district clerk files in the proper registry of deeds 
a certificate that said sections have been so accepted. Each 
register of deeds shall record such certificate in a book to be kept 
for the purpose, which shall be placed in an accessible location 
in the registry. The five following sections shall also apply to Sections to ap- 
a water district which has accepted sections fortj-two A to water districts. 
forty-two F, inclusive, and whose clerk has so filed the certificate ^*''- 
of acceptance, and wherever in said sections the word "town" 
and the phrase " board or officer in charge of the water depart- 
ment" or "board or officer having control of the water depart- 
ment" appear, they shall also mean and include such water dis- 
trict and its water commissioners, respectively. 

Approved March I4, 1924. 



An Act for the assessing and recovery of certain costs Chap.lOS 
IN civil actions. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and sixty-one of the Gen- g. l. 201, § 23, 
eral Laws is hereby amended by striking out section twenty- *™^° ^ 



72 



Acts, 1024. — Chap. 108. 



Costs in civil 
actions. 
Items of costs 
in supreme 
judicial court 
and superior 
court. 



G. L. 261. § 25, 
amended. 

Expenses of 
printing briefs. 



G. L. 261, § 26, 
amended. 

Items of costs 
in district 
courts. 



three and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 23. 
There shall be allowed, in a civil action in the supreme judicial 
court or in the superior court, in addition to other disbursements 
allowed by law, the following costs: 

For the entry fee, three dollars. 

For the declaration, fifty cents. 

For an attorney's fee, if an issue in law or fact is joined, two 
dollars and fifty cents; if not, one dollar and twenty-five cents. 

For a term fee, five dollars for each sitting while the action 
is pending, not exceeding three sittings, except by an order of 
the court. If an action or question of law therein is carried to 
the full court, two additional term fees may be allowed. If the 
defendant is defaulted without having appeared, only one term 
fee shall be allowed. 

For travel, such sum as the court may allow. 

If the defendant was arrested on mesne process, and the 
plaintiff shall recover more than twenty dollars, exclusive of 
costs, the plaintiff shall have taxed in his costs against the de- 
fendant the costs paid by the plaintiff upon and after the arrest 
and all lawful charges paid by him for the defendant's support 
in jail. 

If the defendant was arrested on mesne process and final 
judgment is rendered in his favor, he shall have taxed in his 
costs against the plaintiff all costs paid by the defendant on 
account of the arrest. 

Section 2. Said chapter two hundred and sixty-one is 
hereby further amended by striking out section twenty-five and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 25. The pre- 
vailing party shall be allowed such sum, not exceeding fifty 
dollars, for expenses actually incurred in printing the briefs 
which may be required for the argument of the case at the law 
sitting of the supreme judicial court, but the court in which the 
costs are taxed may allow a larger sum in its discretion. 

Section 3. Said chapter two hundred and sixty-one is hereby 
further amended by striking out section twenty-six and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — Section 26. There shall be 
allowed, in a civil action in a district court, except actions by 
the trustee process, in addition to other disbursements allowed 
by law, the following costs : 

To the plaintiff or complainant, — 

For a writ and declaration, petition or complaint, one dollar. 

For an attorney's fee, if there is an appearance for the de- 
fendant, two dollars and fifty cents; if not, one dollar and 
twenty-five cents. 

For a term fee, three dollars, if there is an appearance for the 
defendant; and if not, one dollar. 

For travel, such sum as the court may allow. 
For attendance, such sum as the court may allow. 
If the defendant was arrested on mesne process, and the 
plaintiff shall recover more than twenty dollars, exclusive of 
costs, the costs paid by him upon and after the arrest and lawful 
charges paid by him for the defendant's support in jail. 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 108. 73 

To the defendant, — 

For travel, such sum as the court may allow. 

For attendance, such sum as the court may allow. 

For a term fee, three dollars. 

For an attorney's fee, two dollars and fifty cents. 

If the defendant was arrested on mesne process and final 
judgment is rendered in his favor, he shall have taxed in his 
costs against the plaintiff all costs paid by the defendant on ac- 
count of the arrest. 

Section 4. Said chapter two hundred and sixty-one is G. l. 261, § 27, 
hereby further amended by striking out section twenty-seven *'^®°'^«<^- 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 27. There items of costs 
shall be allowed, in an action by the trustee process in a district trustee°pro'cess 
court, in addition to other disbursements allowed by law, the '^ diatrfct 

,,,'., ./ > courts. 

lollowmg costs: 

To the plaintiff, — 

For a writ and declaration, one dollar. 

For an attorney's fee, one dollar and fifty cents. 

For a term fee, if there is an appearance, one dollar; and if 
not, seventy-five cents. 

For travel and attendance, such sum as the court may allow. 

To the defendant, — 

For an attorney's fee, one dollar and fifty cents. 

For travel and attendance, such sum as the court may allow. 

To the trustee, — 

For an attorney's fee, fifty cents. 

For an answer in writing, twenty-five cents. 

For travel and attendance, such sum as the court may allow. 

For an answer to interrogatories, such sum as the court may 
allow. 

To an adverse claimant, — 

Such sum as the court may allow. 

Section 5. Section twenty-eight of said chapter two hun- g. l. 261, § 28, 
dred and sixty-one is hereby repealed. repealed. 

Section 6. Said chapter two himdred and sixty-one is g. l. 261, new 
hereby further amended by inserting after section twenty-five §^25°'' ^ ^^ 
the following new section: — Section 25 A. Unless the court Expenses in- 
shall otherwise determine, the prevailing party shall be allowed pi^M, draw- 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five dollars for expenses actually g°|p}5'^and"cer- 
incurred for plans, drawings, photographs and certified copies of tified copies, 
public and court records, necessary and used at the trial. Except ^*°" 
by order of court, no such allowance shall be made unless an 
affida\at by the prevailing party or his attorney of record is 
filed with the clerk before final judgment, setting out fully such 
expenditures, and that said plans, drawings, photographs and 
copies were actually used at the trial. 

Approved March I4, 1924. 



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Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 109, 110. 



G.L. 41 § 15, 
amended. 



Duties of 
town clerks. 



Chap. 109 An Act requiring certain town clerks to transmit to 

THE SHERIFF THE NAMES OF PERSONS QUALIFYING AS CON- 
STABLES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fifteen of chapter forty-one of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by inserting after the word "courts" in the 
eleventh line the words : — and to the sheriff, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 15. The towm clerk shall record all votes 
passed at town meetings held during his term of office. He 
shall administer the oaths of office to all town officers who apply 
to him to be sworn, and shall make a record thereof and of the 
oaths of office taken before justices of the peace of which certifi- 
cates are filed. He shall, immediately after every annual election 
of town officers, transmit to the state secretary, on blanks to be 
furnished by him, a complete list of all town officers elected and 
qualified and shall promptly report to the secretary any changes 
Returns of in such officcrs. He shall, except in the county of Suffolk, 
sons^quaiifying witliiu scven days after the qualification of a constable make 
as^constabies, return of his name to the clerk of the courts and to the sheriff 
of the county. He shall make and keep an index of instruments 
entered with him required by law to be recorded, which shall be 
divided into five columns, with appropriate headings for record- 
ing the date of reception, the names of parties and the book and 
page on which each instrument is recorded. It shall be open to 
public inspection. Approved March I4, 1924- 



Chap. 110 A^ A^'^ PROVIDING FOR THE ORDERLY ACQUIREMENT OF POSSES- 
SION OF PROPERTY AND EASEMENTS TAKEN BY RIGHT OF EMI- 
NENT DOMAIN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section three of chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following new 
paragraph : — If the person in possession of property which has 
been taken in fee, or in which an easement has been taken, by 
eminent domain under this chapter refuses to permit the body 
politic or corporate by which the taking was made to enter 
thereon and take possession thereof or to exercise its rights 
under the taking after thirty days' notice in writing sent to him 
by registered mail or posted upon the property so taken or in 
which an easement has been so taken, the board of officers hav- 
ing the direction and control of the public improvement in con- 
nection with which the taking was made may issue its warrant 
to the sheriff of the county in which the property is situated or 
to his deputy directing him to make entry on the property so 
taken and to take possession thereof or of the easement therein 
which has been taken, on behalf of said body politic or corporate, 
and such sheriff or his deputy shall forthwith execute said warrant 
using such force as he may deem necessary for the purpose. 

Approved March I4, 1924. 



G. L. 79, § 3, 
amended. 



Acquirement 
of possession 
of property 
and easements 
taken by right 
of eminent 
domain. 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. Ill, 112, 113. 75 



An Act relative to compensation and travel allowance Qhav. Ill 

FOR JURORS. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would result in Emergency 
manifest hardship to persons serving on juries, therefore it is ^''^^^ 
hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the im- 
mediate preservation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotvs: 

Section twenty-five of chapter two hundred and sixty-two of ai^nd^d ' ^ ^^' 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
second line, the word "five" and inserting in place thereof the 
word : — seven, — by striking out, in the third line, the word 
"four" and inserting in place thereof the word: — six, — by 
striking out, in the fourth line, the words "once in each week 
twelve" and inserting in place thereof the words: — for each 
day of actual attendance five, — and by striking out, in the 
seventh line, the word "week" and inserting in place thereof the 
word : — day, — so as to read as follows : — Section 25. The Compensation 
compensation of traverse jurors impanelled to try cases of murder fJwancTfor* ' 
in the first degree shall be seven dollars, and that of all other Jurors, 
traverse jurors and of grand jurors six dollars, for each day's 
ser\ace. All jurors shall receive for each day of actual attend- 
ance five cents a mile for travel out and home. If the expense 
of a juror who attends court, necessarily and actually incurred 
for transportation out and home once in each day, exceeds the 
amount of the said allowance for travel, he shall be allowed the 
amount of such expense in lieu of the said travel allowance. If 
a grand or traverse juror is required to be in attendance for five 
or more consecutive days he shall receive his fees not later than 
the end of every fifth day of such attendance. 

Approved March 15, 1924- 

An Act subjecting the office of superintendent of police (Jfiaj) 112 

OF the city of LOWELL TO THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The provisions of chapter thirty-one of the Gen- csty of Lowell, 
eral Laws and the rules and regulations made thereunder relating perFntendent of 
to the appointment and removal of police officers shall apply to focfvii'ser^ce'^ 
the office of superintendent of police of the city of Lowell, pro- laws, 
vided, that the present incumbent of said office may continue P'^^^"- 
to hold the same without taking a civil service examination. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 17, 1924. 

An Act relative to the time within which complaints Qhnj) 1 1Q 

AS TO dangerous DOGS SHALL BE FILED. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and fifty-seven of chapter one hundred ^-^jl ^^O- 
and forty of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking amended. 



76 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 114, 115, 116. 



Complaints as 
to dangerous 
dogs. 



out, in the third line, the words " forty-eight hours " and insert- 
ing in place thereof the words : — thirty days, — so as to read 
as follows : — Section 157. If a person who has been so assaulted, 
or who finds a dog strolling outside of the enclosure of its owner 
or keeper and not under his immediate care, within thirty days 
after such assault or finding makes oath thereof before a district 
court or trial justice or before the clerk of the town where the 
owner or keeper of the dog dwells, and that he suspects the dog 
to be dangerous or mischievous, and gives notice thereof to its 
owner or keeper by delivering to him a certificate of such oath 
signed by such court, justice or clerk, the owner or keeper shall 
forthwith kill or confine such dog; and if he neglects so to do 
after twenty-four hours from the receipt of such notice he shall 
forfeit ten dollars. Approved March 17, 1924- 



Chav.W^: An Act authorizing the board of free public library 

COMMISSIONERS TO ADVISE LIBRARIANS OF STATE AND COUNTY 
INSTITUTIONS. 



G. L. 78. § 15, 
amended. 

Board of free 
public library 
commissioners 
to advise cer- 
tain librarians, 
etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter seventy-eight of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by striking out section fifteen and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 15. The board of free public library com- 
missioners shall ad\ase the librarian or trustees of any free public 
library, and may on request advise the librarian or other person 
in charge of the library of any state or county institution, rela- 
tive to the selection or cataloguing of books and any other 
matter pertaining to the maintenance or administration of such 
library. Approved March 17, 1924- 



Chav. 115 An Act authorizing the city of chelsea to pension 

CHESTER B. FLANDERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Chelsea may, not later than Decem- 
ber thirty-first of the current year, retire Chester B. Flanders, 
for twenty-seven years a member of the permanent fire force of 
said city, and for the purpose of discharging its moral obliga- 
tion to him, may pay him an annual pension equal to two thirds 
the annual salary received by him at the time of such retire- 
ment, payable in equal monthly instalments. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by 
vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provisions of 
its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs prior to 
December thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved March 17, 1924. 



City of Chel- 
sea may pen- 
sion Chester 
B. Flanders. 



Submission 
to city coun- 
cil, etc. 
Proviso. 



Chav 116 An Act providing for the construction of additional 
sewers in the north metropolitan sewerage district. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

MetropoUtan SECTION 1. The metropolitan district commission is hereby 
mfss?onto™ authorized and directed to construct a main sewer or sewers, 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 117. 77 

with sewer connections and other works, in the valley of Mill or C9nstruct ad- 
Sucker brook in the town of Arlington and through other terri- in ArUngToT'^^ 
tory in the town of Arlington and in the city of Medford, from ^^^^j!;f^f°''^ 
Forest street in said Arlington to and crossing Mystic river and north metro- 
to and in High street in said Medford to such point of connection age systern.^'' 
in the north metropolitan sewerage system as said commission 
may deem best, in accordance with surveys and plans prepared 
by said commission as authorized and directed by chapter sixty- 
five of the resolves of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. For 
such purposes, including any expenditures on account of the 
purchase or taking of land or damages to land occasioned by the 
construction hereinbefore pro\aded for, the said commission may 
expend a sum not exceeding six hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars. 

Section 2, To meet the expenditures authorized by section state treas- 
one, the state treasurer may issue, with the approval of the gov- bom^^'tcf^"^ 
ernor and council, bonds to an amount not exceeding six hun- 
dred and fifty thousand dollars, to be designated on the face 
thereof: Metropolitan Sewerage Loan, North System. Such Metropolitan 
bonds shall be issued as coupon or registered bonds for such N^th^iystem^' 
term of years as may be recommended by the governor in ac- 
cordance with section three of Article LXII of the amendments 
to the constitution, and shall bear interest at such rate as shall 
be fixed by the state treasurer with the approval of the governor 
and council. The interest and serial bond requirements on ac- 
count of the moneys expended in constructing that part of the 
north metropolitan sewerage system provided for in section one, 
and the cost of maintenance and operation thereof, shall be 
deemed to be, and shall be paid as, a part of the interest, sinking 
fund or serial bond requirements and costs specified in chapter 
four hundred and thirty-nine of the acts of eighteen hundred 
and eighty-nine and acts in amendment thereof and in addition 
thereto and affecting the same, and shall be apportioned, as- 
sessed and collected in the manner provided by the provisions 
of chapter ninety-two of the General Laws relative to the north ^ 

metropolitan sewerage system. Approved March 18, 1924- 

An Act relative to the assessment of poll taxes and QJidj) \YJ 

THE MAKING OF CERTAIN LISTS IN THE CITY OF REVERE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L In the making of lists under sections four to four- Assessment of 
teen, inclusive, of chapter fifty-one of the General Laws, the m°aking^of^cer- 
board of assessors of Revere may, with the approval of the city of Revere 
mayor, have the assistance of the police department of said city 
in visiting buildings and residences and performing the duties 
of assistant assessors in securing the information required by 
said sections. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by Submission to 
the city council of said city. Approved March 18, 1924- *" ^ co^ci . 



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Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 118, 119. 



Athol and 
Orange Trans- 
portation 
Area, estab- 
lishment, etc. 



Chap.118 An Act relative to the establishment of the athol and 

ORANGE TRANSPORTATION AREA. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The establishment by the town of Athol of the 
Athol and Orange Transportation Area, limited to the town of 
Athol but acquiring and operating the Athol and Orange division 
of the Northern Massachusetts Street Railway Company to the 
terminal of said division in the town of Orange, is hereby ratified 
and confirmed; and the said area is hereby established and au- 
thorized to acquire, maintain and operate street railways within 
the town of Athol and also said extension in the town of Orange, 
which extension is hereby declared to be necessary for and 
incidental to the efficient operation of the said street railway 
within the town of Athol. Sections one hundred and forty-three 
to one hundred and sixty, inclusive, of chapter one hundred and 
sixty-one of the General Laws, so far as applicable, shall apply 
to the said Athol and Orange Transportation Area. 

Section 2. The votes passed by the inhabitants of the town 
of Athol at its meetings held on February fourth and eighteenth, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-four, which authorized the estab- 
lishment of said transportation area, the appropriation of money 
for acquiring the property of the Athol and Orange division of 
the Northern Massachusetts Street Railway Company, the in- 
currence of debt and the issuing of bonds or notes for said 
purposes, are hereby ratified and confirmed, and shall have the 
same force and effect as if the provisions of section one had 
taken effect prior to the action of said meetings; and said town 
may issue bonds or notes in accordance with said votes without 
further action by the town. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 19, 1924. 



Certain street 
railway laws 
to apply, etc. 



Certain votes 
of town of 
Athol ratified, 
etc. 



Chav.W^ An Act relative to the grading and packing of apples 
and to the marking of packages thereof. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would delay im- 
provements advantageous to the public in the methods and 
practices now followed in grading and marketing apples, therefore 
it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the 
immediate preservation of the public convenience. 



G. L. 94, § 102, 
amended. 



Grading and 
packing of 
apples. 
Certain des- 
ignations 
forbidden. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one hundred and two of chapter ninety- 
four of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in 
the third and fourth lines, the words : — , or marked more con- 
spicuously on the package than, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 102. The marks indicating the grade, as described in 
the preceding section, shall not be accompanied by any other 
designation of grade or brand which is inconsistent with the 
marks required by section one hundred and four. 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 119. 79 

Section 2. Said chapter ninety-four is hereby further G. l. 94, § 104, 
amended by striking out section one hundred and four and in- ^^^^ ^ ' 
serting in place thereof the following: — Section 101. Each p®''**'/?''*- , 

, y , ^ „ , , , 1 1 • 1 • 1 formation to bo 

closed package 01 apples packed or repacked within the com- marked on 
mon wealth and intended for sale within or without the com- ages^o/'appFes. 
monwealth shall be marked or branded at the time of packing, 
repacking or closing with a statement of the quantity of the con- 
tents and, except as hereinafter provided, the name and address 
of the person by whose authority the apples were packed, the 
true name of the variety, and the grade and minimum size of 
the apples contained therein, in accordance with sections one 
hundred and one and one hundred and three, and the name of 
the state where they were grown. If the true name of the variety 
is not known to the packer or other person by whose authority 
the apples are packed, the statement shall include the words 
"variety unknown", and if the name of the state where the 
apples were grown is not known, this fact shall also be set forth 
in the statement. If apples are repacked, the package shall be 
marked "repacked", and shall bear the name and address of the 
person by whose authority it is repacked, in place of that of the 
person by whose authority it was originally packed. 

Section 3. Said chapter ninety-four is hereby further G. l. 94, new 
amended by inserting after section one hundred and four the §^104.^ ^ ^^ 
following new section: — Section IO4A. No open package of Marking, 
apples shall be marked or branded or have affixed thereto any of^open pack-' 
brand, label, mark or stencil which purports to state or describe ^^^ °^ apples, 
the grade or classification of the apples contained therein, except 
in accordance with the preceding section, and an}" such open 
package which is marked or branded in accord'ance with the 
preceding section shall be subject to sections one hundred and 
one to one hundred and thirteen, inclusive. 

Section 4. Section one hundred and five of said chapter g. l. 94, § 105, 
ninety-four is hereby amended by striking out, in the sixth line, ^°^^'^^«'l- 
the word "closed", so as to read as follows: — Section 105. Marking and 
The branding or marking of barrels under sections one hundred barrels of 
and one to one hundred and seven, inclusive, and one hundred *pp^®^- 
and twelve shall be in block letters and figures of a size not less 
than thirty-six point Gothic. The commissioner of agriculture 
shall prescribe rules and regulations as to the lettering to be 
used in branding or marking other packages. 

Section 5. Section one hundred and six of said chapter G. l. 94, § 106 
ninety-four is hereby amended by striking out, in the sixth line, ^™^° ^ 
the word "or" the second time it occurs in said line and insert- 
ing in place thereof the words : — and apples in either a closed 
or open package shall be deemed to be adulterated, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 106. For the purposes of sections Adulterated 
one hundred to one hundred and seven, inclusive, one hundred defined.*^'™ 
and nine, one hundred and ten, one hundred and twelve and 
one hundred and thirteen, apples packed in a closed package 
shall be deemed to be adulterated if their measure, quality or 
grade does not conform in each particular to the brand or mark 
upon or aflfixed to the package, and apples in either a closed or 



80 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 120, 121. 



City of Boston 
may incur in- 
debtedness to 
prov'ide funds 
for alterations 
in Tremont 
street subway 
and East 
Boston tunnel. 



Rapid Transit 
Loan. 



open package shall be deemed to be adulterated if the faced or 
shown surface gives a false representation of the contents of 
the package. Approved March 20, 1924- 

Chap. 120 An Act authorizing the city of boston to incur indebted- 
ness FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING FUNDS FOR ALTERA- 
TIONS IN THE TREMONT STREET SUBWAY AND THE EAST BOS- 
TON TUNNEL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The treasurer of the city of Boston shall from 
time to time, at the request of the transit department of said 
city, issue and sell at public or private sale bonds of said city in 
excess of the issues authorized bj^ chapter five hundred and 
forty-eight of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-four and 
chapter five hundred of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety- 
seven and acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, 
to the amount required to pay the cost and expense of altera- 
tions in the Tremont street subway and the East Boston tunnel 
as authorized by section sixteen of chapter seven hundred and 
forty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and eleven, as amended 
by section one of chapter three hundred and seventy-sLx of the 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and fifteen. Such bonds shall 
be designated on their face, Rapid Transit Loan, shall bear 
interest payable semi-annually at such rate as the mayor and 
treasurer of said city may determine, shall be registered or with 
interest coupons attached as said treasurer may -deem best, and 
shall not be included in determining the legal limit of indebted- 
ness of said city. Said treasurer shall apply the proceeds of 
such bonds to the cost and expense of alterations in the Tremont 
street subway and the East Boston tunnel as authorized as 
aforesaid, and shall keep a separate account of the bonds issued 
and of the cost and expenses incurred in the alterations of said 
subway and tunnel. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 20, 1924. 

ChaV '121 ^^ ^^'^ providing for the appointment OF PETER A. 
FLAHERTY AS A MEMBER OF THE POLICE FORCE OF THE TOWN 
OF SAUGUS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The selectmen of the town of Saugus are hereby authorized 
to appoint Peter A. Flaherty of said town as a member of its 
police force, without civil service examination and notwithstand- 
ing any provisions of the civil service laws and the rules and 
regulations made thereunder. Upon such appointment, said 
Flaherty shall hold office subject to the civil service laws and 
rules and regulations made thereunder, but shall not, by virtue 
of such appointment, be entitled upon his retirement to any 
benefits of any act providing pensions for police officers in said 
town. Approved March 20, 1924. 



Town of 
Saugus, ap- 
pointment of 
Peter A. 
Flaherty as a 
member of 
police force. 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 122, 123. 81 



An Act relative to the issuance and revocation of per- Chav -122 

MITS for the sale OF MILK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section forty-three of chapter ninety-four of the General amended ^ *^' 
Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word "milk" in 
the twentieth line the following new sentence : — If the board 
of health of any town refuses to issue a permit under this section ^ 

or a permit previously issued is revoked by it, an appeal may 
be taken to the said department, whose decision shall be final, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 42. No producer of or dealer Permits for 
in milk shall sell or deliver for sale in any town any milk pro- of ^ft"' 
duced or dealt in by him without first obtaining from the board 
of health of such town a permit authorizing such sale or delivery. 
Said board of health may issue such permit after an inspection 
of the milk, and of the place where and the circumstances under 
which it is produced and handled, has been made by it or its 
authorized agent. Any permit so granted may contain such 
reasonable conditions as said board deems suitable for protecting 
the public health and may be revoked for failure to comply 
with any of such conditions. No charge shall be made to the 
producer for such permit. After a permit has been revoked, it 
may be reissued in the same manner in which the original permit 
was issued. The board revoking or reissuing said permit shall 
immediately send notice thereof to the department of public 
health, which may enforce this provision. The department shall 
at once inform the board of health of any other town where, in 
its judgment, milk produced by the person to whom the permit 
relates would be likely to be sold or delivered for sale, and it 
shall also give notice of such revocation or reissue to any dealer 
in milk who in its judgment would be likely to purchase milk 
from such person; and after receipt of notice of revocation no 
dealer so notified shall sell or offer for sale such milk. If the Appeal to de- 
board of health of any town refuses to issue a permit under this pubiicTea?th 
section or a permit previously issued is revoked b}^ it, an appeal "^°g°J®^'^®j^ 
may be taken to the said department, whose decision shall be mit, etc. 
final. Violation of any provision of this section shall be punished 
by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars. 

Approved March 20, 1924. 



An Act changing the date of the biennial municipal fhn^ ioq 

ELECTION IN THE CITY OF SOMERVILLE. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and forty of the acts of i899. 240. § 5. 
eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, as amended in section five ^ °'' ^^^^ ^ 
by section one of chapter ninety-eight of the Special Acts of 
nineteen hundred and nineteen, is hereby further amended by 
striking out said section five and inserting in place thereof the 



82 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 124, 125. 



Date of bien- 
nial municipal 
election in city 
of Somerville, 
changed. 



Submission to 
board of alder- 
men, etc. 
Proviso. 



following : — Section 5. The biennial municipal election shall 
take place on the Tuesday next after the first Monday of No- 
vember in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-five and every 
second year thereafter. The municipal year shall begin on the 
first Monday of January in each year. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by 
vote of the board of aldermen of the city of Somerville, subject 
to the provisions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance 
occurs on or before December thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved March 20, 1924. 



City of Lowell 
may retire and 
pension scrub 
women in its 
employ. 



Chap. 124: An Act authorizing the city of lowell to retire and 

PENSION SCRUB WOMEN IN ITS EMPLOY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. The city council of the city of Lowell, with the 
approval of the mayor, may retire from active service, at her 
request, any woman who has been in the employ of said city as 
a scrub woman for not less than twenty-five years and has 
become physically or mentally incapacitated for labor, or any 
woman who has been in the employ of said city as a scrub woman 
for not less than fifteen years and has become physically or 
mentally incapacitated for labor by reason of any injury received 
in the performance of her duties as such. Any woman so retired 
shall receive from said city an annual pension, equal to one half 
the annual compensation paid to her as a scrub woman at the 
time of her retirement, payable in equal monthly instalments. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by 
vote of the city council of said city, with the approval of the 
mayor, provided that such acceptance occurs prior to December 
thirty-first in the current year. Approved March 20, 1924- 



Submission to 
city council, 
etc. 
Proviso. 



ChaV. 125 A^ ^^'^ AUTHORIZING the CITY OF BEVERLY TO PENSION 

NATHANIEL W. CORLISS. 



City of 
Beverly may 
pension 
Nathaniel 
W. Corliss. 



Submission 
to board of 
aldermen, etc. 
Proviso. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Beverly may, not later than Decem- 
ber thirty-first of the current year, retire Nathaniel W. Corliss, 
for thirty years in the employ of its public works department, 
and, for the purpose of discharging its moral obligation to him, 
may pay him an annual pension of four hundred dollars, payable 
in equal weekly instalments. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by 
vote of the board of aldermen of said city, subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs 
prior to December thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved March 20, 1924. 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 126. 83 



An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of Chav.l2Q 

DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, INSTITUTIONS AND 
certain ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMONWEALTH, FOR INTEREST, 
SINKING FUND AND SERIAL BOND REQUIREMENTS, AND FOR 
CERTAIN PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. To provide for the maintenance of the several Appropriations 

, . f . . .... „ , for mainte- 

departments, boards, commissions and institutions, oi sundry nance of de- 
other services, and for certain permanent improvements, and to and interest^,*^*'"' 
meet certain requirements of law, the sums set forth in section ^^'^^P^ ^V^^ 

oil 1 1 • 1 T • ^^'^ bond re- 

two, tor the several purposes and subject to the conditions quirements, 

therein specified, are hereby appropriated from the general fund hSprov'^menta. 

or revenue of the commonwealth unless some other source of 

revenue is expressed, subject to the provisions of law regulating 

the disbursement of public funds and the approval thereof, for 

the fiscal year ending November thirtieth, nineteen hundred and 

twenty-four, or for such other period as may be specified. 

Section 2. 

Service of the Legislative Department. 
Item 

1 For the compensation of senators, the sum of sixty- Legislative 

one thousand five hundred dollars . . . $61,500 00 Department. 

2 For the compensation for travel of senators, a sum 

not exceeding fifty-two hundred dollars . . 5,200 00 

3 For the compensation of representatives, the sum of 

three hundred sixty-one thousand five hundred 

dollars . 361,500 00 

4 For the compensation for travel of representatives, 

a sum not exceeding thirty-two thousand dollars . 32,000 00 

5 For the salaries of William H. Sanger, clerk of the 

senate, and James W. ffimball, clerk of the house 
of representatives, the sum of ninety-five hundred 
dollars 9,500 00 

6 For the salaries of Irving N. Hayden, assistant clerk 

of the senate, and Frank E. Bridgman, assistant 
clerk of the house of representatives, the sum of 
six thousand dollars ...... 6,000 00 

7 For such additional clerical assistance to, and with 

the approval of, the clerk of the senate, as may be 
necessary for the proper despatch of public busi- 
ness, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars 1,500 00 

8 For such additional clerical assistance to, and with 

the approval of, the clerk of the house of repre- 
sentatives, as may be necessary for the proper des- 
patch of public business, a sum not exceeding four 
thousand dollars 4,000 00 

9 For the salary of the sergeant-at-arms, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars . . . 3,500 00 

10 For clerical assistance, office of the sergeant-at-arms, 

a sum not exceeding forty-four himdred and forty 

dollars 4,440 00 

11 For the compensation for travel of doorkeepers, as- 

sistant doorkeepers, messengers, pages and other 
employees of the sergeant-at-arms, authorized by 
law to receive the same, a sum not exceeding forty- 
eight hundred and twenty dollars . . . 4,820 00 



84 Acts, 1924. —Chap. 126. 

Item 
Legislative 12 For the salaries of the doorkeepers of the senate and 

Department. house of representatives, and the postmaster, 

with the approval of the sergeant-at-arms, a sum 
not exceeding sixty-seven hundred dollars . . $6,700 00 

13 For the salaries of assistant doorkeepers and mes- 

sengers to the senate and house of representatives, 
with the approval of the sergeant-at-arms, a sum 
not exceeding forty-three thousand one hundred 
dollars 43,100 00 

14 For compensation of the pages of the senate and 

house of representatives, with the approval of the 
sergeant-at-arms, a sum not exceeding eighty-four 
hundred and fifty dollars . . . . 8,450 00 

15 For the salaries of clerks employed in the legislative 

document room, a sum not exceeding forty-five 

hundred and fifty dollars ..... 4,550 00 

16 For certain other persons employed by the sergeant- 

at-arms, in and about the chambers and rooms of 
the legislative department, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars .... 2,500 00 

17 For the salaries of the chaplains of the senate and 

house of representatives, the sum of fifteen hun- 
dred dollars 1,500 00 

18 For personal services of the counsel to the senate 

and assistants, a sum not exceeding twelve thou- 
sand five hundred dollars ..... 12,500 00 

19 For personal services of the counsel to the house of 

representatives and assistants, a sum not exceeding 

fourteen thousand four hundred dollars . . 14,400 00 

20 For clerical and other assistance of the senate cona- 

mittee on rules, a sum not exceeding tliirty-six 

hundred dollars 3,600 00 

21 For clerical and other assistance of the house corn- 

mittee on rules, a sum not exceeding thirty-six 

hundred dollars 3,600 00 

22 For authorized traveling and other expenses of the 

committees of the present general court, with the 
approval of a majority of the committee incurring 
the same, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dol- 
lars 8,000 00 

23 For expenses of advertising hearings of the com- 

mittees of the present general court, including ex- 
penses of preparing and mailing advertisements 
to the various newspapers, with the approval of 
the comptroller of the commonwealth, a sum not 
exceeding six hundred dollars .... 600 00 

24 For printing and binding ordered by the senate and 

house of representatives, or by concurrent order 
of the two branches, with the approval of the 
clerks of the respective branches, a sum not ex- 
ceeding forty-five thousand dollars . . . 45,000 00 

25 For expenses in connection with the pubhcation of 

the bulletin of committee hearings, with the ap- 
proval of the joint committee on rules, a sum not 
exceeding thirteen thousand dollars . . 13,000 00 

26 For stationery for the senate, purchased by and with 

the approval of the clerk, a sum not exceeding 

seven hundred dollars ..... 700 00 

27 For oflBce expenses of the counsel to the senate, a 

sum not exceeding two hundred dollars . . 200 00 

28 For stationery for the house of representatives, pur- 

chased by and with the approval of the clerk, a 

simi not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars . . 1,500 00 

29 For office expenses of the counsel to the house of 

representatives, a sum not exceeding two hundred 

dollars 200 00 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 126. 



85 



Item 
30 



For contingent expenses of the senate and house of 
representatives, and necessary expenses in and 
about the state house, with the approval of the 
sergeant-at-arms, a sum not exceeding sixteen 
thousand eight hundred dollars .... 

Total 



Legislative 
Department. 



$16,800 00 
$680,860 00 



Service of Special Investigations. 

31 For expenses of the commission appointed to investi- 
gate old age and other pensions, as authorized by 
chapter forty-three of the resolves of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three, a svun not exceeding 
ten thousand dollars ..... 



Commission to 
investigate old 
age ana other 
pensions. 



$10,000 00 



Service of the Judicial Department. 

Supreme Judicial Court, as follows: 

32 For the salaries of the chief justice and of the six 

associate justices, a sum not exceeding eighty-four 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 

33 For travehng allowance and expenses, a sum not ex- 

ceeding forty-five hundred dollars 

34 For the pensions of retired justices, a sum not exceed- 

ing fifteen thousand dollars .... 

35 For the salary of the clerk for the commonwealth, a 

sum not exceeding sixty-five hundred dollars 

36 For clerical assistance to the clerk, a sum not exceed- 

ing one thousand dollars ..... 

37 For law clerks, stenographers and other clerical as- 

sistance for the justices, a sum not exceeding 
nineteen thousand dollars ..... 

38 For office supplies, services and equipment of the 

supreme judicial court, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars .... 

39 For the salaries of the officers and messengers, a sum 

not exceeding three thousand and forty dollars 

40 For the salary of the clerk for the county of Suffolk, 

a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars 

Reporter of Decisions : 

41 For the salary of the reporter of decisions, a sum not 

exceeding six thousand dollars .... 

42 For clerk hire and office supplies, services and equip- 

ment, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars . 

Pension : 

43 For the pension of Michael F. Meagher, as author- 

ized by chapter two hundred and sixty-seven of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, a 
sum not exceeding two hundred dollars 

Total 

44 For certain improvements in Suffolk county court 

house for the convenience of the supreme judicial 
court, to be expended by the sheriff of Suffolk 
county with the approval of the chief justice of the 
supreme judicial court, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars ...... 

Superior Court, as follows: 

45 For the salaries of the chief justice and of the twenty- 

nine associate justices, a sum not exceeding two 
himdred ninety-six thousand five hundred dol- 
lars ........ 



Judicial De- 
partment. 
$84,500 00 Supreme Judi- 



cial Court. 



4,500 00 

15,000 00 

6,500 00 

1,000 00 

19,000 00 

2,500 00 
3,040 00 
1,500 00 



Reporter 
6,000 00 °^ Decisions. 



8,000 00 



Pension, 
Michael 
F. Meagher. 



200 00 
$151,740 00 



Improvements 
in Suffolk 
county court 
bouse. 



$15,000 00 



Superior Court. 



296,500 00 



86 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 126. 



Item 
Superior Court. 46 For traveling allowance and expenses, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventeen thousand dollars 

47 For the salary of the assistant clerk, Suffolk county, 

a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . 

48 For printing, transportation of papers and docu- 

ments, and office supplies, services and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred 
dollars ........ 

49 For pensions of retired justices, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-four thousand three hundred and seventy- 
five dollars ....... 

49a For reimbursing certain counties for compensation 
of certain special justices for services in holding 
sessions of district courts in place of the justice, 
while sitting in the superior court, as authorized 
by section four of chapter four hundred and sixty- 
nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars . 

Total 



Expenses of 
justices of 
District Courts 
while sitting 
in Superior 
Court. 



Administrative 
Committee of 
District Courts. 



Probate and 

Insolvency 
Courts. 



Justices of District Courts: 

50 For expenses of justices of the district courts while 

sitting in the superior court, as authorized by sec- 
tion four of chapter four hundred and sixty-nine 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, 
a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . 

Administrative Committee of District Courts: 

51 For compensation and expenses of the administrative 

committee of district courts, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-five hundred dollars .... 

Probate and Insolvency Courts, as follows: 

52 For the salaries of judges of probate of the several 

counties, a sum not exceeding eighty-eight thou- 
sand nine hundred dollars .... 

53 For pensions of retired judges, a sum not exceeding 

eleven thousand one hundred and seventy-five 
dollars ........ 

54 For the compensation of judges of probate when 

acting outside of their own county for other judges 
of probate, a sum not exceeding twenty-nine hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

55 For expenses of judges of probate when acting outside 

their own counties for other judges of probate, as 
authorized by chapter three hundred and eighty- 
four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . 

56 For the salaries of registers of the several counties, 

a sum not exceeding fifty-five thousand dollars . 

57 For the salaries of assistant registers, a sum not ex- 

ceeding fifty-three thousand two hundred and ten 
dollars ........ 

Total 



$17,000 00 
1,000 00 

2,500 00 
24,375 00 



4,000 00 
$345,375 00 



$1,000 00 

3,500 00 

88,900 00 
11,175 00 

2,900 00 

1,000 00 
55,000 00 

53,210 00 
5212,185 00 



Registers of 
Probate and 
Insolvency, 
clerical 
assistance. 



For clerical assistance to Registers of the several 
counties, as follows: 

58 Barnstable, a sum not exceeding eleven hundred dol- 

lars ........ $1,100 00 

59 Berkshire, a sum not exceeding two thousand dol- 

lars 2,000 00 

60 Bristol, a sum not exceeding ninety-three hundred 

doUars 9,300 00 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 126. 



87 



Item 

61 Dukes county, a sum not exceeding five hundred dol- 

lars ........ 

62 Essex, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand two 

hundred dollars ...... 

63 Franklin, a sum not exceeding seven hundred and 

eighty dollars ....... 

64 Hampden, a sum not exceeding seventy-nine hun- 

dred and thirty dollars ..... 

65 Hampsliire, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred and 

sixty dollars ....... 

66 Middlesex, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand 

dollars ........ 

67 Norfolk, a sum not exceeding eight thousand and 

seventy dollars ...... 

68 Plymouth, a sum not exceeding twenty-three hun- 

dred dollars ....... 

69 Suffolk, a sum not exceeding forty-nine thousand 

and twenty dollars ...... 

70 Worcester, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand 

seven hundred dollars ..... 

Total 

District Attorneys, as follows: 

71 For the salaries of the district attorney and assistants 

for the Suffolk district, a sum not exceeding forty- 
six thousand dollars ...... 

72 For the salaries of the district attorney and assistants 

for the northern district, a sum not exceeding nine- 
teen thousand six hundred dollars 

73 For the salaries of the district attorney and assistants 

for the eastern district, a sum not exceeding twelve 
thousand six hundred dollars .... 

74 For the salaries of the district attorney, deputy dis- 

trict attorney and assistants for the southeastern 
district, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand six 
hundred dollars ...... 

75 For the salaries of the district attorney and assistants 

for the southern district, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand four hundred dollars .... 

76 For the salaries of the district attorney and assistants 

for the middle district, a sum not exceeding four- 
teen thousand four hundred dollars 

77 For the salaries of the district attorney and assistants 

for the western district, a sum not exceeding 
eighty-four hundred dollars .... 

78 For the salary of the district attorney for the north- 

western district, a sum not exceeding three thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

79 For traveling expenses necessarily incurred by the 

district attorneys, except in the Suffolk district, a 
sum not exceeding six thousand dollars 

Total 



$500 00 
11,200 00 


Registers of 
Probate and 
Insolvency, 
clerical 
assistance. 


780 00 




7,930 00 




1,260 00 




30,000 00 




8,070 00 




2,300 00 




49,020 00 




11,700 00 




$135,160 00 






District 
attorneys. 


$46,000 00 





19,600 00 



12,600 00 



15,600 00 



10,400 00 



14,400 00 



8,400 00 



3,000 00 



6,000 00 
$136,000 00 



Service of the Land Court. 

80 For Salaries of the judge, associate judge, the recorder Land Court. 

and court officer, a sum not exceeding twenty-eight 

thousand eight hundred dollars .... $28,800 00 

81 For engineering, clerical and other personal services, 

a sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand five 

hundred dollars 21,500 00 



88 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 126. 



Land Court. 



Item 
82 



For personal services in the examination of titles, 
for publishing and serving citations and other 
services, traveling expenses, supplies and office 
equipment, and for the preparation of sectional 
plans showing registered land, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-two thousand dollars .... 

Total 



$32,000 00 
$82,300 00 



Commission 
on Probation. 



Service of the Commission on Probation. 

83 For personal services of the deputy commissioner, 

clerks and stenographers, a sum not exceeding 

fourteen thousand seven hundred dollars . . $14,700 00 

84 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, travehng expenses, office sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
nine hundred and seventy-five dollars . . 3,975 00 

Total $18,675 00 



Service of the Board of Bar Examiners. 

Board of Bar 85 For personal services of the members of the board. 

Examiners. a sum not exceeding sixty-three hundred dollars . $6,300 00 

86 For other services, including printing the annual 

report, traveling expenses, office supplies and 

equipment, a sum not exceeding twenty-nine 

hundred dollars 2,900 00 

Total $9,200 00 



Service of the Executive Department. 

Executive 87 For the salary of the governor, the sum of ten thou- 

Department. gand dollars $10,000 00 

88 For the salary of the lieutenant governor, the sum 

of four thousand dollars ..... 4,000 00 

89 For the salaries of the eight councillors, the sum of 

eight thousand dollars 8,000 00 

90 For the salaries of officers and employees of the de- 

partment, a sum not exceeding twenty-two thou- 
sand four hundred and fifty-six dollars . . 22,456 00 

91 For travel and expenses of the heutenant governor 

and council from and to their homes, a sum not 

exceeding one thousand doUars .... 1,000 00 

92 For postage, printing, office and other contingent ex- 

penses, including travel of the governor, a sum 

not exceeding eleven thousand dollars . . 11,000 00 

93 For postage, printing, stationery, traveling and 

contingent expenses of the governor and council, 

a sum not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars . 3,500 00 

94 For expenses incurred in the arrest of fugitives from 

justice, a sum not exceeding one thousand dol- 
lars 1,000 00 

95 For payment of extraordinary expenses and for 

transfers made to cover deficiencies, with the ap- 
proval of the governor and council, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred thousand dollars . . 100,000 00 

96 For the 'purchase of a portrait of a former governor, 

as authorized by section nineteen of chapter eight 
of the General Laws, a sum not exceeding three 
thousand doUars 3,000 00 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 126. 



89 



Item 

97 



For the purchase of portraits or other memorials of 
the governors of the province and colony of Mas- 
sachusetts Bay and the colony of New Plymouth, 
a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . 

Total 



Executive 
Department. 



$1,000 00 
$164,956 00 



Service of the Adjutant General. 

98 For the salary of the adjutant general, a sum not 

exceeding forty-one hundred dollars . . . $4,100 00 

99 For the personal services of office assistants, a sum 

not exceeding thirty-seven thousand four hundred 

dollars 37,400 00 

100 For services other than personal, printing the annual 

report, and for necessary office supplies and ex- 
penses, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dol- 
lars 8,000 00 

101 For expenses not otherwise provided for in connec- 

tion with military matters and accounts, a sum 

not exceeding ninety-four hundred dollars . . 9,400 00 

102 For premiums on bonds for officers, a sum not exceed- 

ing twelve hundred dollars .... 1,200 00 

103 For expenses of maintenance and operation of auto- 

mobiles for any use directed by the governor or 
adjutant general, a sum not exceeding forty-five 
hundred dollars 4,500 00 

Total $64,600 00 



Adjutant 
General. 



Service of the Militia. 

104 For allowances to companies and other administra- Militia. 

tive units, a sum not exceeding one hundred fifty- 
five thousand dollars $155,000 00 

105 For expenses of recruiting for the national guard, a 

sum not exceeding three hundred dollars . . 300 00 

106 For pay and transportation of certain boards, a sum 

not exceeding five thousand dollars . . . 5,000 00 

107 For pay and expenses of certain camps of instruction, 

a sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars . 7,000 00 

108 For pay and transportation in making inspections 

and surveys, and for escort duty, a sum not exceed- 
ing fifty-five hundred dollars .... 5,500 00 

109 For transportation of officers and non-commissioned 

officers for attendance at military meetings, a sum 

not exceeding nine thousand dollars . . . 9,000 00 

110 For transportation to and from regimental and 

battalion drills, a sum not exceeding five thousand 

dollars ... . . . . . . 5,000 00 

111 For transportation when appearing for examination, 

a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars . . 500 00 

112 For expenses of rifle practice, a sum not exceeding 

twenty thousand dollars . . . . . 20,000 00 

113 For compensation, transportation and expenses in 

the preparation for camp duty maneuvers, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-eight thousand eight hun- 
dred dollars 28,800 00 

114 For maintenance of horses, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-eight thousand dollars . . . . 28,000 00 

115 For expense of maintaining and operating certain 

trucks, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred 

dollars 2,500 00 



90 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 126. 



Militia. 



Item 

116 

117 
118 

119 

120 



For incidental and maintenance expenses of division 
headquarters, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
hundred dollars . _ . ._ . . . $2,500 00 

For compensation for special and miscellaneous duty, 

a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand dollars . 14,000 00 

For compensation for accidents and injuries sus- 
tained in the performance of miUtary duty, a sum 
not exceeding ten thousand dollars . . . 10,000 00 

To cover certain small claims for damages to private 
property arising from military maneuvers, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . . 2,500 00 

For expenses of organizing and maintaining an aero 
squadron, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
doUars 3,000 00 

Total $298,600 00 



Property and 

Disbursing 

Officer. 



Service of the Property and Disbursing Officer. 

121 For clerical services and other expenses for the office 
of the property and disbursing officer, a sum not 
exceeding sixty-eight hundred dollars . 



$6,800 00 



Mexican 122 

Border Service, 
certificates 
of honor. 



Mexican Border Service. 

For the expense of furnishing certificates of honor for 
service on the Mexican border, as authorized by 
law, a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose .... 



$100 00 



Special 

Military 

Expenses. 



Service of Special Military Expenses. 

123 For expense of testimonials to soldiers and sailors 

of the world war, to be expended under the direc- 
tion of the adjutant general, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose $2,500 00 

124 (This item omitted.) 

125 For the compilation of records of soldiers and sailors 

who served during the PhiKppine insurrection, to 
be expended under the direction of the adjutant 
general, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dol- 
lars 1,500 00 

Total $4,000 00 



Publication of 
Records of 
Massachusetts 
Soldiers and 
Sailors of Civil 
War. 



Chief Quarter- 
master. 



Service for the Publication of Records of Massachu- 
setts Soldiers and Sailors of the Civil War. 

126 For services for the publication of records of Massa- 

chusetts soldiers and sailors who served in the 
civil war, a sum not exceeding five thousand dol- 
lars $5,000 00 

Service of the Chief Quartermaster. 

127 For personal services of the chief quartermaster, 

superintendent of armories and superintendent of 
arsenal, a sum not exceeding sixty-eight hundred 
dollars . $6,800 00 

128 For personal services of other employees of the chief 

quartermaster, a sum not exceeding fourteen thou- 
sand eight hundred dollars .... 14,800 00 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 126. 



91 



Item 
129 



130 



131 



132 
133 



134 



135 



136 



137 



138 



For expert assistance, the employment of which 
may be exempt from civil service rules, in the dis- 
bursement of certain money to the officers and 
enlisted men of the militia for compensation and 
allowances, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred 
dollars _ . . . Sl,200 00 

For the salaries of armorers and assistant armorers 
of first class armories, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred twenty thousand eight hundred dollars . 120,800 00 

For certain incidental military expenses of the 
quartermaster's department, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand seven hundred dollars . . 15,700 00 

For office and general supplies and equipment, a 

sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars . . 7,000 00 

For the care and maintenance of the camp ground 
and buildings at Framingham, a sum not exceeding 
five hundred dollars ...... 500 00 

For the maintenance of armories of the first class, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred sixty-two thou- 
sand eight hundred dollars . _ . . . 162,800 00 

For reimbursement for rent and maintenance of 
armories of the second class, a sum not exceeding 
three thousand dollars . . . . • 3,000 00 

For reimbursement for rent and maintenance of 
armories of the third class, a sum not exceeding 
forty-three hundred dollars .... 4,300 00 

For an allowance for a mechanic for each battery of 
field artillery, a sum not exceeding thirteen thou- 
sand six hundred dollars . . . . . 13,600 00 

For the rental of stables, including water and certain 
other incidental services, for the housing of horses 
and mules, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand 
six hundred dollars ...... 11,600 00 



Chief Quarter- 
master. 



Total 



. $362,100 00 



Service of the Chief Surgeon. 

139 For personal services of the chief surgeon and regular 

assistants, a sum not exceeding sixty-one hundred 
and forty dollars ...... 

140 For services other than personal, and for necessary 

medical and office suppUes and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . 

141 For the examination of recruits, a sum not exceeding 

eight thousand dollars ..... 

Total 



Chief Surgeon. 



$6,140 00 

2,500 00 

8,000 00 

$16,640 00 



Service of the State Judge Advocate. 

142 For compensation of the state judge advocate, as 
provided by law, a sum not exceeding fifteen hun- 
dred dollars ....... 



State Judge 
Advocate. 



$1,500 00 



Service of the Commission on Administration 
and Finance. 

143 For personal services of the commissioners, a sum 

not exceeding twenty-six thousand five hundred 
dollars ........ 

144 For personal services of assistants and employees, a 

sum not exceeding one hundred twenty-eight 
thousand dollars ...... 



Commission 
on Adminis- 

^ „„ tration and 

$26,500 00 Finance. 



128,000 00 



92 



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Commission 
on AdmiDis- 
tration and 
Finance. 



Purchase 
of paper. 



Item 

145 



146 
147 



For other expenses incidental to the duties of the 
commission, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand 
dollars $15,000 00 

Total $169,500 00 

(This item omitted.) 

For the purchase of paper used in the execution of 
the contract for the state printing, with the ap- 
proval of the commission on administration and 
finance, a sum not exceeding ninety thousand dol- 
lars $90,000 00 



Armory 
Commission. 



Service of the Armory Commission. 

148 For compensation of members, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-three hundred dollars .... $2,300 00 

149 For office and traveling expenses, a sum not exceed- 

ing five hundred dollars ..... 500 00 

149a For the purchase of land for an armory in the town 
of Norwood, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars . . . . . . . . 10,000 00 

150 For alterations and additions to certain armories, a 

sum not exceeding eighteen thousand dollars . 18,000 00 

Total $30,800 00 



Board 

of Appeal, etc. 



151 



Service of the Board of Appeal from Decisions of the 
Commissioner of Corporations and Taxation. 

For expenses of the board, a sum not exceeding two 
hundred dollars ...... 



$200 00 



Commissioner 
of State Aid 
and Pensions. 



Service of the Commissioner of State Aid and 
Pensions. 

152 For personal services of the commissioner and dep- 

uty, a sum not exceeding seventy-seven hundred 

dollars $7,700 00 

153 For personal services of agents, clerks, stenographers 

and other assistants, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
five thousand five hundred and ninety dollars . 25,590 00 

154 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, traveling expenses of the com- 
missioner and his employees, and necessary office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-nine hundred dollars .... 3,900 00 

Total $37,190 00- 



Expenses on 
Account of 
Wars. 
Reimburse- 
ment of cities 
and towns for 
state and mili- 
tary aid, etc. 



Reimburse- 
ment for 
funeral ex- 
penses for 
certain soldiers. 



For Expenses on Account of Wars. 

155 For reimbursing cities and towns for money paid on 

account of state and military aid to Massachusetts 
soldiers and their families, the sum of three hun- 
dred seventy-three thousand five hundred dollars, 
the same to be paid on or before the fifteenth day 
of November in the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, in accordance with the provisions of 
existing laws relative to state and mihtary aid 

156 For reimbursement for funeral expenses for certain 

soldiers, as authorized by chapter three hundred 
and seventy-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-two, as amended, a sum not exceeding 
forty-five hundred dollars ..... 



$373,500 00 



4, 500^00 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 126. 



93 



157 For the maintenance of the Soldiers' Home in Mas- 

sachusetts, with the approval of the trustees 
thereof, a sum not exceeding one hundred ninety 
thousand dollars . . . . . _ . 

157a For expenses of investigation by a special commis- 
sion concerning the policy to be pursued by the 
commonwealth relative to the Soldiers' Home in 
Massachusetts and special institutional care for 
veterans, a sum not exceeding two thousand dol- 
lars ........ 

158 For the Grand Army of the Republic of the Depart- 

ment of Massachusetts, the sum of one thousand 
dollars, as authorized by chapter fifteen of the re- 
solves of nineteen hundred and twenty-one . 

159 For the preparation of a history of Massachusetts' 

part in the World War, as authorized by chapter 
four hundred and eight of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-three, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-four hundred dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose ...... 

Total 



Soldiers' Home 
in Massa- 
chusetts. 



$190,000 00 



2,000 00 



Investigation 
as to Soldiers' 
Home in Mas- 
sachusetts and 
institutional 
care for 
veterans. 



Grand Army 
of the Repub- 
lic of the De- 
1 nr\n r\n partment of 
1,000 00 Massachusetts. 

History of 
Massachu- 
setts' part in 
World War. 



2,400 00 



$573,400 00 



Service of the Art Commission. 

160 For expenses of the commission, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred dollars ...... 



Art Commis- 

$100 00 «'°°- 



Service of the Ballot Law Commission. 

161 For compensation of the commissioners, a sum not 

exceeding fifteen hundred dollars 

162 For expenses, including travel, supplies and equip- 

ment, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars . 

Total 



$1,500 00 

500 00 

$2,000 00 



Ballot Law 
Commission. 



Service of the Commission on Uniform State Laws. 

163 For expenses, for the current fiscal year, of the com- 
missioners on uniform state laws, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seven hundred and fifty dollars 



$750 00 



Commission 
on Uniform 
State Laws. 



Service of the State Library. 

164 For personal services of the librarian, a sum not ex- State Library. 

ceeding five thousand dollars .... $5,000 00 

165 For personal services of the regular library assistants, 

temporary clerical assistance and for services for 
cataloguing, a sum not exceeding twenty-nine 
thousand three hundred dollars .... 29,300 00 

166 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, office supplies and equipment, 
and incidental traveling expenses, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-five hundred dollars . . . 3,500 00 

167 For books and other publications and things needed 

for the library, and the necessary binding and re- 
binding incidental thereto, a sum not exceeding 
fourteen thousand five hundred dollars . . 14,500 00 

168 For fitting up room for storage of books, and re- 

arrangement of present reading room of the state 

library, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars . 10,000 00 

Total $62,300 00 



94 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 126. 



Superintend- 
ent of Build- 
ings. 



Other Annual 
Expenses. 



Special im- 
provement, 
state house 
dome, etc. 



Old State 
House, main- 
tenance. 



Secretary of 
the Common- 
wealth. 



Service of the Superintendent of Buildings. 

Item 

169 For personal services of the superintendent and office 

assistants, a sum not exceeding ninety-nine hun- 
dred and fifty dollars ..... 

170 For personal services of engineers, assistant engi- 

neers, firemen and helpers in the engineer's depart- 
ment, a sum not exceeding fifty-one thousand two 
hundred and twenty-eight dollars 

171 For personal services of watchmen and assistant 

watchmen, a sum not exceeding forty-one thou- 
sand one hundred dollars ..... 

172 For personal services of porters, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-three thousand nine hundred dollars 

173 For other personal services incidental to the care and 

maintenance of the state house, a sum not exceed- 
ing sixty thousand five hundred dollars 

Total 

Other Annual Expenses : 

174 For contingent, office and other expenses of the 

superintendent, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars ........ 

175 For telephone service in the building, and expenses 

in connection therewith, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-seven thousand dollars .... 

176 For services, supplies and equipment necessary to 

furnish heat, light and power, a sum not exceeding 
forty-three thousand dollars .... 

177 For other services, supplies and equipment necessary 

for the maintenance and care of the state house 
and grounds, including repairs of furniture and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding thirty-three 
thousand dollars ...... 

Total 

Special improvement: 
177§ For regilding and repairing dome of state house, in- 
cluding wiring for electric lights, a sum not exceed- 
ing twelve thousand one hundred and eighty-eight 
dollars ........ 

For the Maintenance of the Old State House. 

178 For the contribution of the commonwealth toward 

the maintenance of the old provincial state house, 
the sum of fifteen hundred dollars 

Service of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

179 For the salary of the secretary, the sum of six thou- 

sand dollars ....... 

180 For the salaries of officers and employees holding 

positions established by law, and other personal 
services, a sum not exceeding ninety-one thousand 
three hundred dollars ..... 

181 For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 

office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
thirteen thousand four hundred dollars 

182 For postage and expressage on public documents, 

and for mailing copies of bills and resolves to 
certain state, city and town officials, a sum not 
exceeding forty-five hundred dollars . 

183 For the arrangement and preservation of state 

records and papers, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars ....... 



$9,950 00 

51,228 00 

41,100 00 
23,900 00 

60,500 00 
$186,678 00 



$500 00 
37,000 00 
43,000 00 

33,000 00 
$113,500 00 

$12,188 00 

$1,500 00 

$6,000 00 

91,300 00 
13,400 00 

4,500 00 
1,000 00 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 126. 



95 



184 For printing registration books S,nd blanks and in- 

dexing returns, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars ........ 

185 For the purchase. of copies of certain town records 

prior to eighteen hundred and fifty, a sum not 
exceeding nine thousand dollars 
185a For the purchase of copies of the histories of certain 
regiments in the civil war and in the world war, 
a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . 

186 For the purchase of certain supplies and equipment, 

and for other things necessary in connection with 
the reproduction of the manuscript collection 
designated "Massachusetts Archives", a sum not 
exceeding three thousand dollars 

187 For the purchase and distribution of copies of certain 

journals of the house of representatives of Mas- 
sachusetts Bay from seventeen hundred and fifteen 
to seventeen hundred and eighty, as authorized by 
chapter four hundred and thirteen of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty, a sum not exceeding 
seven hundred and fifty dollars .... 

Total 



197 



198 



$5,000 00 
9,000 00 
1,000 00 

3,000 00 

750 00 
$134,950 00 



Secretary of 
the Common- 
wealth. 



For indexing vital statistics: 
For the preparation of certain indexes of births, 
marriages and deaths, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to the 
amount appropriated in the preceding year . $10,000 00 

For printing laws, etc. : 

For printing the pamphlet edition of the acts and 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
fifty-six hundred dollars $5,600 00 

For the printing of a cumulative index to the acts 
and resolves, a sum not exceeding fourteen hun- 
dred dollars 1,400 00 

For printing and binding the blue book edition of 
the acts and resolves of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding nine thousand dollars . . . 9,000 00 

For the printing of reports of decisions of the supreme 
judicial court, a sum not exceeding twenty-four 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 

For printing and binding public documents, a sum 
not exceeding nine thousand dollars . 

Total 

For matters relating to elections : 

For personal and other services necessary for pre- 
paring and printing ballots for the primary elec- 
tions, a sum not exceeding one hundred fifteen 
thousand dollars ...... 

For the printing and distribution of ballots, a sum 

not exceeding fifty-five thousand dollars . . 55,000 00 

For the printing of blanks for town officers, election 
laws and blanks and instructions on all matters 
relating to elections, a sum not exceeding seven 
thousand dollars 7,000 00 

For furnishing cities and towns with ballot boxes, 
and for repairs to the same, a sum not exceeding 
five thousand dollars 5,000 00 

For expenses of pubhcation of lists of candidates and 
forms of questions before state elections, a sum 
not exceeding seven thousand dollars . . . 7,000 00 



Indexing vital 
statistics. 



Printing laws, 
etc. 



24,500 00 




9,000 00 




$49,500 00 






Election 
matters. 


$115,000 00 





96 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 126. 



Election 
matters. 



Item 

199 
200 
201 



Supervisor of 202 
Public Records. 

203 



204 



Summer 
Census. 



Decennial 
Census. 



205 



206 



207 



Medical Exam- 208 
iners' fees. 



Treasurer and 209 

Receiver 

General. oin 



211 



212 



For the purchase of apparatus to be used at polling 
places in the canvass and counting of votes, a sum 
not exceeding five hundred dollars . . . $500 00 

For administering the law to permit absent voters 
to vote at state elections, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars ..... 15,000 00 

For expenses of compiling and publishing informa- 
tion to voters, as required by law, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eighty thousand dollars . . . 80,000 00 

Total $284,500 00 

Supervisor of Public Records: 

For personal services of the supervisor, a sum not 

exceeding three thousand dollars . . . $3,000 00 

For the purchase of ink for public records of the 
commonwealth, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars . . 1,000 00 

For traveling expenses of the supervisor of public 
records, a sum not exceeding one thousand dol- 
lars 1,000 00 

Total $5,000 00 

Summer Census: 
For personal services and expense of taking a special 
census in towns having an increased resident popu- 
lation during the summer months, to be covered 
by assessments upon the towns in which the work 
is done, a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars . $600 00 

Decennial Census: 

For personal services of the census division of the 
department of the secretary of the commonwealth, 
a sum not exceeding forty-eight hundred dollars . $4,800 00 

For expenses of the census division of the department 
of the secretary of the commonwealth, a sum not 
exceeding five hundred dollars .... 500 00 

Total $5,300 00 

Medical Examiners' fees: 
For medical examiners' fees, as provided by law, 

a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . . $1,000 00 

Service of the Treasurer and Receiver General. 

For the salary of the treasurer and receiver general, 

the sum of six thousand dollars .... $6,000 00 

For salaries of officers and employees holding posi- 
tions estabhshed by law and additional clerical 
and other assistance, a sum not exceeding forty- 
two thousand eight hundred dollars . . . 42,800 00 

For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
eighty-nine hundred dollars .... 8,900 00 

For the expenses of administering chapter two hun- 
dred and eleven of the General Acts of nineteen 
hundred and seventeen, a sum not exceeding seven 
hundred and fifty dollars, to be paid from the re- 
ceipts from taxes levied under authority of chap- 
ters two hundred and eighty-three and three 
hundred and forty-two of the General Acts of 
nineteen hundred and nineteen .... 750 00 



Total 



$58,450 00 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 126. 



97 



Item 

Commissioners on Firemen's Ilelief : 

213 For relief disbursed, with the approval of the com- 

missioners on firemen's relief, subject to the pro- 
visions of law, a sum not exceeding seventeen 
thousand five hundred dollars, provided that 
certain claims for relief, approved by the commis- 
sioners in nineteen hundred and twenty-three in 
excess of the amount authorized by law, amount- 
ing to twelve hundred ninety-nine dollars and 
fifty cents, shall be paid from this item 

214 For expenses of administration by the commissioners 

on firemen's relief, a sum not exceeding five hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

Total 

Payments to soldiers: 

215 For personal services and other expenses in ad- 

ministering the provisions of chapter two hundred 
and eighty-three of the General Acts of nineteen 
hundred and nineteen, relative to suitable recog- 
nition of residents of Massachusetts serving in the 
army or navy of the United States during the 
war with Germany, a sum not exceeding fifty-nine 
hundred and seventy-five dollars, the same to be 
payable from the receipts from taxes levied under 
said chapter and chapter three hundred and forty- 
two of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and 
nineteen, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose 

State Board of Retirement: 

216 For personal services in the administrative oflBce of 

the state board of retirement, a sum not exceeding 
eighty-four hundred dollars .... 

217 For services other than personal, printing the annual 

report, and for office suppUes and equipment, a 
sum not exceeding thirty-seven hundred and fifty 
dollars ........ 

218 For requirements of annuity funds and pensions for 

employees retired from the state service under au- 
thority of law, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
nine thousand five hundred dollars 
218a For the accrued pension of Edward T. McGaffigan 
from July first, nineteen himdred and nineteen, to 
November thirtieth, nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, the sum of eleven hundred seventy-nine 
dollars and thirteen cents ..... 

Total 

Requirements for Extinguishing the State Debt. 

219 For sinking fund requirements and for certain serial 

bonds maturing during the present year, the sum 
of one milhon four hundred sixteen thousand eight 
hundred sixty-six dollars and twenty-five cents, of 
which sum two hundred and forty-nine thousand 
dollars for the development of the port of Boston 
loan shall be paid from the balance of the proceeds 
of the sale of the Boston dry dock out of the ap- 
propriation made by section four of chapter two 
hundred and twenty-five of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty, and sixty thousand dollars 
for serial bonds for the harbor improvement loan 
shall be paid from the unexpended balance now 
in the treasury of the proceeds of said loan 



Commissioners 
on Firemen's 
Relief. 



$17,500 00 



500 00 

$18,000 00 



Payments 
to soldiers. 



$5,975 00 

$8,400 00 

3,750 00 

109,500 00 

1,179 13 
$122,829 13 



State Board 
of Retirement. 



Requirements 
for Extinguish- 
ing State 
Debt. 



$1,416,866 25 



98 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 126. 



Interest Re- 
quirements. 



Auditor of 
the Common- 
wealth. 



Item 
220 



221 
222 
223 



Unclassified 
Accounts and 
Claims. 



224 



225 



226 



227 



228 



229 



Certain other 
aid. 



230 



231 



Reimburse- 
ment for pre- 
miums paid, 
etc. 



232 



Interest Requirements. 

For the payment of interest on the direct debt and 
temporary loans of the commonwealth, a sum not 
exceeding one m.iUion four hundred seventy-five 
thousand dollars ..... S 

Service of the Auditor of the Commonwealth. 

For the salary of the auditor, a sum not exceeding 
six thousand dollars . . . . . ■ . 

For personal services of deputies and other assistants, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars . 

For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing six thousand dollars ..... 



Total 



Unclassified Accounts and Claims. 



For the compensation of veterans of the civil war 
and certain others formerly in the service of the 
commonwealth, now retired, a sum not exceeding 
sixty-seven thousand dollars .... 

For the compensation of any veteran who may be 
retired by the governor under the provisions of 
sections fifty-six to sixty, inclusive, of chapter 
thirty-two of the General Laws, a sum not exceed- 
ing seventeen hundred dollars .... 

For the compensation of certain prison officers and 
instructors formerly in the service of the common- 
wealth, and now retired, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-one thousand five hundred dollars 

For the compensation of veterans of the civil war 
who have been retired from the service of the 
Massachusetts Soldiers' Home, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-two hundred and fifty doUars 

For the compensation of state police officers formerly 
in the service of the commonwealth, and now re- 
tired, a sum not exceeding nine thousand dollars . 

For the compensation of certain women formerly 
employed by the sergeant-at-arms in cleaning the 
state house, and now retired, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-one hundred dollars and twenty-eight 
cents ........ 

Total 

For certain other aid: 

For the compensation of certain pubUc emploj'^ees 
for injuries sustained in the course of their em- 
ployment, as provided by section sixtj'-nine of 
chapter one hundred and fifty-two of the General 
Laws, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand 
dollars . . . . • • • . • 

For the payment of certain annuities and pensions 
of soldiers and others under the provisions of 
certain acts and resolves, a sum not exceeding 
sixty-seven hundred eighty-four dollars and sixty- 
seven cents ....... 

Total 

For reimbursing oflficials for premiums paid for 
procuring sureties on their bonds, as provided by 
existing laws, a sum not exceeding three hundred 
dollars ......•• 



11,475,000 00 ■ 

$6,000 00 i 
35,000 00 

6,000 00 
$47,000 00 

$67,000 00 

1,700 00 

31,500 00 

2,250 00 
9,000 00 

2,100 28 
$113,550 28 



$25,000 00 



6,784 67 
$31,784 67 



$300 00 



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99 



Item 

233 



234 



235 



236 



237 



237^ 
238 

239 
240 



For payment in accordance with law of such claims 
as may arise in consequence of the death of firemen 
and of persons acting as firemen, from injuries 
received in the discharge of their duties, a sum not 
exceeding thirty thousand dollars 

For payment of any claims, as authorized by section 
eighty-seven of chapter thirty-two of the General 
Laws, for allowances to the families of pohcemen 
killed or fatally injured in the discharge of their 
duties, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 

For small items of expenditure for which no appro- 
priations have been made, and for cases in which 
appropriations have been exhausted or have re- 
verted to the treasury in previous years, a sum 
not exceeding one thousand dollars 

For reimbursement of persons for funds previously 
deposited in the treasury of the commonwealth 
on account of unclaimed savings bank deposits, 
a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . 



Total . 



Claims. 



Payments for certain claims authorized by the fol- 
lowing appropriations shall be certified by the 
comptroller of the commonwealth only upon 
the filing of satisfactory releases or other evi- 
dence that the payments are accepted in full 
compensation on the part of the commonwealth 
in respect thereto : 
For refunding to the city of Somerville on account 
of certain interest paid by said city under the pro- 
visions of chapter three hundred and ninety of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and eight, the sum 
of twenty-six hundred forty dollars and twenty- 
three cents ....... 

Service of the Attorney General's Department. 

For the salarj' of the attorney general, the sum of 
eight thousand dollars ..... 

For the compensation of assistants in his office, and 
for such other legal and personal services as* may 
be required, a sum not exceeding eighty thousand 
dollars ........ 

For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twelve thousand dollars ..... 

Total 

(This item omitted.) 



Claims on 
death of fire- 
men, etc. 



$30,000 00 



Claims for 
policemen 
killed, etc. 



1,000 00 



Small items of 
expenditure. 



1,000 00 



1,000 00 
$33,300 00 



Reimburse- 
ment for un- 
claimed savings 
bank deposits. 



Claims. 



Refund to 
city of 
Somerville. 



52,640 23 



Attorney 
5,000 00 gl^rnment. 



80,000 00 
12,000 00 



$100,000 00 



Service of the Department of Agriculture. 

241 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding five thousand dollars .... 

242 For personal services of clerks and stenographers, a 

sum not exceeding thirteen thousand four hundred 
dollars ........ 

243 For traveling expenses of the commissioner, a sum 

not exceeding one thousand dollars 

244 For services other than personal, printing the annual 

report, office supplies and equipment, and print- 
ing and furnishing trespass posters, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six thousand dollars .... 



Department of 
$5,000 00 Agriculture. 



13,400 00 



1,000 00 



6,000 00 



100 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 126. 



Department of 
Agriculture. 



Division of 

Agricultural 

Information. 



Item 
245 

246 



247 
248 



For compensation and expenses of members of the 
advisory board, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars $2,000 00 

For services and expenses of apiary inspection, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . . 2,500 00 

Division of Agricultural Information: 
For personal services, a sum not exceeding sixty-five 

hundred dollars 6,500 00 

For other expenses and for disseminating useful in- 
formation in agriculture, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand dollars 5,000 00 



Division of 
Dairying and 
Animal 
Husbandry. 



Division of 
Plant Pest 
Control. 



Division of 
Ornithology. 



Division 
of Markets. 



Division of 
Reclamation, 
Soil Survey 
and Fairs. 



Department 
of Agriculture. 
Specials. 



Division of Dairying and Animal Husbandry: 

249 For personal services, a sum not exceeding nine thou- 

sand dollars . 9,000 00 

250 For other expenses, including the enforcement of 

the dairy laws of the commonwealth, a sum not 
exceeding forty-five hundred dollars ... 

251 For expenses of demonstration sheep farms, a sum 

not exceeding forty-three hundred dollars . 

Division of Plant Pest Control: 

252 For personal services, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 

sand seven hundred dollars .... 

253 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding sixty-three 

hundred dollars ...... 

Division of Ornithology: 

254 For personal services, a sum not exceeding fifty-nine 

hundred dollars ...... 

255 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding five hundred 

dollars ........ 

Division of Markets: 

256 For personal services, a sum not exceeding sixteen 

thousand two hundred dollars .... 

257 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding fifty-five 

hundred dollars ...... 

Division of Reclamation, Soil Survey and Fairs: 

258 For personal services, a sum not exceeding twelve 

thousand five hundred dollars .... 

259 For travel and other expenses, a sum not exceeding 

fifty-eight hundred dollars .... 

260 For state prizes and agricultural exhibits, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-eight thousand dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for this purpose, and any unexpended 
balance remaining at the end of the current fiscal 
year may be used in the succeeding year . . 28,000 00 

260a For the supervision and care of school boys working 
upon farms during the present year, a sum not 
exceeding two thousand dollars, to be expended 
with the approval of the commissioner . . 2,000 00 

Specials : 
260b To provide for additional drawings for bird books, 

a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars . . 4,000 00 

261 For work in protecting the pine trees of the common- 

wealth from white pine blister rust, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eighteen thousand dollars, the same to be 
expended in co-operation with the federal au- 
thorities 18,000 00 



4,500 00 


4,300 00 


10,700 00 


6,300 00 


5,900 00 


500 00 


16,200 00 


5,500 00 


12,500 00 


5,800 GO 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 126. 



101 



Item 
262 



263 



For quarantine and other expenses in connection 
witn the work of suppression of the European 
corn-borer, so-called, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars ...... 

For payments of claims on account of currant and 
raspberry bushes destroyed in the work of sup- 
pressing white pine blister rust, a sum not exceed- 
ing three hundred and sixty dollars 

Total 



Department 
of Agriculture. 
Specials. 



S10,000 00 



360 00 
$184,960 00 



Service of the State Reclamation Board. 

264 For expenses of the board, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-two hundred dollars .... 



State Recla- 
$2,200 00 nation Board. 



Service of the Department of Conservation, 

Administration ; 

265 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not exceed- 

ing six thousand dollars . . . 

266 For traveling expenses of the commissioner, a sum 

not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars 

Total 



Department of 
$6,000 00 Conservation. 

250 00 



5,250 00 



Division of Forestry: 

267 For personal services of office assistants, a sum not 

exceeding ten thousand six hundred dollars 

268 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, and for traveling expenses, 
necessary office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding fifty-five hundred dollars 

269 For the salaries and expenses of foresters and for 

necessary labor, supphes and equipment in main- 
taining forest tree nurseries, a sum not exceeding 
twelve thousand dollars ..... 

270 For the purchase of land and reforesting the same, 

as authorized by section ten of chapter one hun- 
dred and thirty-two of the General Laws, as 
amended, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dol- 
lars ........ 

271 For aiding towns in the purchase of equipment for 

extinguishing forest fires and for making protective 
belts or zones as a defence against forest fires, for 
the present year and previous years, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars .... 

272 For the personal services of the state fire warden and 

his assistants, and for other services, including 
traveling e.xpenses of the state fire warden and his 
assistants, necessary supplies and equipment and 
materials used in new construction in the forest 
fire prevention service, a sum not exceeding fifty- 
four thousand eight hundred dollars, the same to 
be in addition to any funds allotted to Massachu- 
setts by the federal authorities .... 

273 For the suppression of the gypsy and brown tail 

moths, and for expenses incidental thereto, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred thirty thousand dol- 
lars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for this purpose, and any 
unexpended balance remaining at the end of the 
current fiscal year may be used in the succeeding 
year ........ 



Division 
$10,600 00 of Forestry. 



5,500 00 



12,000 00 



10,000 00 



1,000 00 



54,800 00 



130,000 00 



102 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 126. 



Division 
of Forestry. 



Item 

274 
275 



276 



277 
278 



Department 
of Conserva- 
tion. 
Specials. 



279 
280 



Division 

of Fisheries 
and Game. 



Enforcement 
of laws. 



281 

282 



283 



284 



285 



286 



For the planting and maintenance of state forests, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dol- 
lars $25,000 00 

For the purchase and development of state forests, 
and for the maintenance of nurseries for the grow- 
ing of seedlings for the planting of state forests, as 
authorized by section thirty-six of chapter one 
hundred and thirty-two of the General Laws, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for this purpose, and any un- 
expended balance remaining at the end of the 
current fiscal year may be used in the succeeding 
year . 100,000 00 

For the maintenance ' of the Standish monument 
reservation, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred 
dollars 1,500 00 

For the maintenance of Mount Grace state forest, 

a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . . 1,000 00 

For reimbursement to certain towns, as authorized 
by section twenty-four of chapter forty-eight of 
the General Laws, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars 1,000 00 

Total $352,400 00 

Specials : 

For repairing the Myles Standish monument, a sum 

not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . . $2,500 00 

For repairs and improvements to the roadway lead- 
ing to the Myles Standish monument, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-two hundred and eighty-six dol- 
lars 2,286 00 

Total $4,786 00 

Division of Fisheries and Game: 

For the salary of the director, a sum not exceeding 

four thousand dollars $4,000 00 

For personal service of office assistants, a sum not 

exceeding ninety-two hundred and ninety dollars . 9,290 00 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling expenses and necessary 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
nine thousand dollars ..... 9,000 00 

For expenses of exhibitions and other measures to 
increase the interest of the pubhc in the protection 
and propagation of fish and game, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars .... 1,000 00 

Enforcement of laws : 

For personal services of fish and game wardens, a 
sum not exceeding sixty thousand five hundred 
dollars 60,500 00 

For traveUng expenses of fish and game wardens, 
and for other expenses necessary for the enforce- 
ment of the laws, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
three thousand dollars 23,000 00 



Biological 
work. 



Biological work: 

287 For personal services to carry on biological work, a 

sum not exceeding forty-one hundred dollars . 4,100 00 

288 For traveling and other expenses of the biologist and 

his assistants, a sum not exceeding twenty-four 

hundred doUars 2,400 00 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 126. 



103 



Item 



289 



Propagation of game birds, etc. : 
For the maintenance of game farms and fish hatch- 
eries, and for the propagation of game birds and 
animals and food fish, a sum not exceeding eighty- 
five thousand dollars ..... 



Propagation 
of game birda, 
etc. 



$85,000 00 



Marine fisheries: 

290 For personal services for regulating the sale and cold 

storage of fresh food fish, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-eight hundred and ten dollars 

291 For other expenses for regulating the sale and cold 

storage of fresh food fish, a sum not exceeding 
eighteen hundred dollars ..... 

Total 



Marine 
fisheries. 



7,810 00 



1,800 00 
$207,900 00 



For certain improvements to be made under the 

direction of the Division of Fisheries and Game, 

as follows: 

291a At the Amherst rearing station, a sum not exceeding 

five hundred dollars ...... 

291b At the Montague rearing station, a sum not exceed- 
ing three hundred dollars ..... 

291c At the Palmer hatchery, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred dollars ...... 

292 At the Marshfield bird farm, a sum not exceeding 

eight hundred dollars . . . ... 

293 At the Sandwich fish hatchery, a sum not exceeding 

four hundred dollars ..... 

293a At the East Sandwich fish hatchery, a sum not ex- 
ceeding four hundred dollars .... 

294 At the Sandwich bird farm, a sum not exceeding 

four hundred dollars ..... 

295 At the Wilbraham game farm, a sum not exceeding 

fifteen hundred dollars ..... 

Total 



$500 


00 


For certain 
improvements, 


300 00 




500 


00 




800 


00 




400 


00 




400 


00 




400 


00 




1,500 


00 





$4,800 00 



Damages by wild deer and wild moose: 
296 For the payment of damages caused by wild deer 
and wild moose, for the present year and previous 
years, as provided by law, a sum not exceeding 
six thousand dollars ...... 



Damages by 
wild deer and 
wild moose. 



$6,000 00 



Bounty on seals: 
297 For bounties on seals, a sum not exceeding two hun- 
dred and fifty dollars . . . . . 



Bounty 
250 00 enseals. 



Division of Animal Industry: 

298 For the salary of the director, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-five hundred dollars .... 

299 For personal services of clerks and stenographers, a 

sum not exceeding ninety-three hundred dollars . 

300 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, traveling expenses of the di- 
rector, and office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding forty-seven hundred dollars . 

301 For personal services of veterinarians and agents 

engaged in the work of extermination of contagious 
diseases among domestic animals, a sum not ex- 
ceeding forty-three thousand one hundred and 
eighty dollars ....... 



Division 
3,500 00 of Animal 
Industry. 

9,300 00 



4,700 00 



43,180 00 



104 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 126. 



Division 
of Animal 
Industry. 



Item 
302 

303 



304 



For the traveling expenses of veterinarians and 
agents, a sum not exceeding eighteen thousand 
dollars $18,000 00 

For reimbursement of owners of cattle and horses 
killed during the present and previous years, 
travel, when allowed, of inspectors of animals, 
incidental expenses of killing and burial, quaran- 
tine and emergency services, and for laboratory 
and veterinary supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding eighty-four hundred dollars . 8,400 00 

For reimbursement of owners of certain cattle killed 
in accordance with agreements made under au- 
thority of section thirty-three of chapter one hun- 
dred and twenty-nine of the General Laws, as 
amended by section three of chapter three hundred 
and fifty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-two, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for this pur- 
pose, and any unexpended balance remaining at 
the end of the current fiscal year may be used in 
the succeeding year ...... 100,000 00 

Total S187,080 00 



Reimburse- 305 

ment of towns 
for Inspectors 
of Animals. 



Reimbursement of towns for Inspectors of 
Animals : 
For the reimbursement of certain towns for compen- 
sation paid to inspectors of animals, a sum not 
exceeding seven thousand dollars 



87,000 00 



Department 

of Banking 

and Insurance. 

Division 

of Banks and 

Loan Agencies. 



Service of the Department of Banking and 
Insurance. 

Division of Banks and Loan Agencies: 

306 For salary of the commissioner, the sum of six thou- 

sand dollars $6,000 00 

307 For services of deputy, directors, examiners and 

assistants, clerks, stenographers and experts, a 
sum not exceeding two hundred thirty-six thou- 
sand dollars . . . . . . . 236,000 00 

308 For services other than personal, printing the annual 

report, traveling expenses, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding sixty-nine thou- 
sand dollars 69,000 00 

Total $311,000 00 



Supervisor of 309 
Loan Agencies. 



310 



Supervisor of Loan Agencies: 

For personal services of supervisor and assistants, 
a sum not exceeding seventy-six hundred and 
forty dollars . . . . . . . $7,640 00 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding seven hundred and thirty-five dollars . 735 00 

Total $8,375 00 



Division 

of Insurance. 



Division of Insurance: 

311 For salary of the commissioner, a sum not exceeding 

six thousand dollars ...... $6,000 00 

312 For other personal services of the division, a sum 

not exceeding ninety-five thousand five hundred 

dollars 95,500 00 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 126. 



105 



Item 
313 



For other services, including printing the annual 
report, traveling expenses and necessary office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-one thousand three hundred dollars . 

Total 



DivUion 

of Insurance. 



$21,300 00 
$122,800 00 



Board of Appeal on Fire Insurance Rates: 

314 For expenses of the board, a sum not exceeding two 

hundred dollars ...... 

Division of Savings Banks Life Insurance: 

315 For personal services of officers and employees, a 

sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand three 
hundred dollars ...... 

316 For pubhcity, including traveling expenses of one 

person, a sum not exceeding two thousand dol- 
lars . . . . . . 

317 For .services other than personal, printing the annual 

report and traveling expenses, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding sixty-three hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

318 For encouraging and promoting old age annuities 

and the organization of mutual benefit associa- 
tions among the employees of industrial plants 
in the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding three 
thousand and sixty dollars .... 

Total 



Board of Ap- 
$200 00 peal on Fire 
Insurance 
Rates. 



Division 
of Savings 

$21,300 00 ?„^°^. Life 



2,000 00 



6,300 00 



3,060 00 
$32,660 00 



Service of the Department of Corporations and 
Taxation. 

319 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding sixty-five hundred dollars 

320 For the salaries of certain positions filled by the 

commissioner, with the approval of the governor 
and council, and for additional clerical and other 
assistance, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
fifty-six thousand dollars ..... 

321 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding seventy- 

five hundred dollars ...... 

322 For other services and for necessary office supplies 

and equipment, and for printing the annual report, 
other pubUcations and valuation books, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-eight thousand dollars 

Total 



Department 

«6,500 00 tl^^^^r 

Taxation. 



156,000 00 



7,500 00 



28,000 00 
$198,000 00 



Income Tax Division (the following appropria- 
tions are to be made from the receipts from the 
income tax) : 

323 For personal services of the deputy, assistants, as- 

sessors, assistant assessors, clerks, stenographers 
and other necessary assistants, a sum not exceed- 
ing three hundred thirty-one thousand dollars 

324 For traveling expenses of members of the division, 

a sum not exceeding nine thousand dollars . 

325 For services other than personal, and for office sup- 

plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred twenty-eight thousand dollars 

Total 



Income Tax 
Division. 



$331,000 00 
9,000 00 

128,000 00 
$468,000 00 



106 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 126. 



Division 
of Accounts. 



Item 



326 

327 
328 



329 



Division of Accounts: 

For personal services, a sum not exceeding forty-eight 

thousand five hundred dollars .... $48,500 00 

For other expenses, a sum not exceeding twelve thou- 
sand five hundred dollars ..... 12,500 00 

For services and expenses of auditing and installing 
municipal accounts, the cost of which is to be 
assessed upon the municipalities for which the 
work is done, a sum not exceeding seventy-three 
thousand dollars 73,000 00 

For the expense of certain books, forms and other 
material, w^hich may be sold to cities and towns 
requiring the same for maintaining their system 
of accounts, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars 10,000 00 



Total . 



. $144,000 00 



Reimburee- 
ment of cities 
and towns for 
loss of cer- 
tain taxes. 



Reimbursement for loss of taxes : 
330 For reimbursing cities and towns for loss of taxes on 
land used for state institutions and certain other 
state activities, as certified by the commissioner 
of corporations and taxation, for the fiscal year 
ending November thirtieth, nineteen hundred 
and twenty-four, a sum not exceeding eighty-four 
thousand dollars ...... 



$84,000 00 



Service of the Department of Education. 

Department 331 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not exceed- 

of Education. i^g nine thousand dollars $9,000 00 

332 For personal services of officers, agents, clerks, 

stenographers and other assistants, but not in- 
cluding those employed in university extension 
work, a sum not exceeding eighty-three thousand 
dollars . . . . . . • . 

333 For traveling expenses of members of the advisory 

board and of agents and employees when required 
to travel in discharge of their duties, a sum not 
exceeding ninety-five hundred dollars 

334 For services other than personal, necessary office 

supplies, and for printing the annual report and 
bulletins as provided by law, a sum not exceeding 
thirteen thousand dollars ..... 

335 For expenses incidental to furnishing school com- 

mittees with rules for testing the sight and hearing 
of pupils, a sum not exceeding eight hundred dol- 
lars ........ 

336 For printing school registers and other school blanks 

for cities and towns, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
five hundred dollars . . . ' . 

337 For assisting small towns in providing themselves 

with school superintendents, as provided by law, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred seven thousand 
dollars ........ 

338 For the reimbursement of certain towns for the pay- 

ment of tuition of pupils attending high schools 
outside the towns in which they reside, as pro- 
vided by law, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
sixty-six thousand dollars ..... 166,000 00 

339 For the reimbursement of certain towns for the trans- 

portation of pupils attending high schools outside 
the towns in which they reside, as provided by 
law, a sum not exceeding one hundred fifteen 
thousand dollars 115,000 00 



83,000 00 


9,500 00 


13,000 00 


800 00 


3,500 00 


107,000 00 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 126. 



107 



Item 

340 



341 



342 



343 



344 
345 



346 



For the reimbursement of certain cities and towns 
for a part of the expense of maintaining agricul- 
tural and industrial vocational schools, as provided 
by law, a sum not exceeding one million one hun- 
dred twenty-seven thousand one hundred fourteen 
dollars and sixty-seven cents . . . $1,127,114 67 

For the promotion of vocational rehabilitation and 
co-operation with the federal government, with 
the approval of the department of education, a 
sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars . . 15,000 00 ' 

For aid to certain persons receiving instruction in 
the courses for vocational rehabilitation, as au- 
thorized by chapter four hundred and thirty-four 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, 
a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars . 10,000 00 

For the education of deaf and blind pupils of the 
commonwealth, as provided by section twenty- 
six of chapter sixty-nine of the General Laws, a 
sum not exceeding three hundred twenty-four 
thousand dollars . . . . . 324,000 00 

For expenses of holding teachers' institutes, a sum 

not exceeding two thousand dollars . . 2,000 00 

For aid to certain pupils in normal schools, under the 
direction of the department of education, a sum 
not exceeding four thousand dollars . . . 4,000 00 

For the training of teachers for vocational schools 
to comply with the requirements of federal au- 
thorities under the provisions of the Smith- 
Hughes act, so called, a sum not exceeding thirty 
thousand eight hundred and twenty-five dollars . 30,825 00 



Department 
of Education. 



Total 



$2,019,739 67 



English Speaking Classes for Adults: 

347 For personal services of administration, a sum not 

exceeding twelve thousand dollars 

348 For other expenses of administration, a sum not ex- 

ceeding four thousand dollars .... 

349 For reimbursement of certain cities and towns, a sum 

not exceeding one hundred fifty-five thousand 
dollars ........ 

Total 



English Speak- 
$12,000 00 iiif Classes for 
' Adults. 

4,000 00 



155,000 00 
$171,000 00 



University Extension Courses: 

350 For personal services, a sum not exceeding one hun- 

dred forty-two thousand dollars 

351 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding forty-seven 

thousand dollars ...... 

Total 



University 
$142,000 00 Extension 
Courses. 

47,000 00 



$189,000 00 



Division of Immigration and Americanization: 

352 For personal services, a sum not exceeding thirty-six 

thousand dollars ...... 

353 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding seven thou- 

sand dollars ....... 

Total 



Division of 
$36,000 00 Immigration 

and American- 

7,000 00 ""*'"" 
$43,000 00 



Division of Public Libraries: 
354 For personal services of regular agents and office as- 
sistants, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dol- 
lars ........ 



Division 
of Public 
$10,000 00 Libraries. 



108 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 126. 



Division^ 
of Public 
Libraries. 



Item 

355 



Division of the 355 
Blind. 



357 



358 
359 



360 



Teachers' 

Retirement 

Board. 



361 
362 



363 



364 



Massachusetts 

Nautical 

School. 



365 



366 



367 



Massachusetts ggg 

Agricultural 

College. 



For other services, including printing the annual 
report, traveling expenses, necessary office supplies 
and expenses incidental to the aiding of pubhc 
libraries, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 
eight hundred dollars $13,800 00 

Total $23,800 00 

Division of the Blind: 

For general administration, furnishing information, 
industrial and educational aid, and for carrying 
out certain provisions of the laws establishing said 
division, a sum not exceeding seventy-three thou- 
sand dollars $73,000 00 

For maintenance of industries for the blind, to be 
expended under the authority of the director of 
said division, a sum not exceeding sixty thousand 
dollars, the same to be in addition to the income 
collected from sales of products . . . 60,000 00 

For instruction of the adult blind in their homes, a 

sum not exceeding eleven thousand dollars . . 11,000 00 

For expenses of providing sight-saving classes, with 
the approval of the division of the bhnd, a sum not 
exceeding thirteen thousand dollars . . . 13,000 00 

For aiding the adult blind, subject to the conditions 
provided by law, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred fifteen thousand dollars .... 115,000 00 

Total $272,000 00 

Teachers' Retirement Board: 

For personal services of employees, a sura not ex- 
ceeding nine thousand dollars .... $9,000 00 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, travehng expenses and office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding six- 
teen hundred and ninety-two dollars . . . 1,692 00 

For payment of pensions to retired teachers, a sum 
not exceeding three himdred fifteen thousand dol- 
lars . . . ; . .• • • • 315,000 00 

For reimbursement of certain cities and towns for 
pensions to retired teachers, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-nine thousand three hundred thirteen dol- 
lars and eighteen cents ..... 79,313 18 



Total 



. $405,005 18 



Massachusetts Nautical School: 

For personal services of the secretary and office as- 
sistants, a sum not exceeding four thousand dol- 
lars $4,000 00 

For services other than regular clerical services, in- 
cluding printing the annual report, rent, office 
supplies and equipment, a sima not exceeding 
twenty-four hundred dollars . . . 2,400 GO 

For the maintenance of the school and ship, a sum 
not exceeding eighty-six thousand three hundred 
doUars 86,300 00 

Total $92,700 00 

Massachusetts Agricultural College: 
For maintenance and current expenses, a sum not 
exceeding eight hundred seventy-five thousand 
eight hundred and twenty-five dollars . . $875,825 GO 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 126. 



109 



Item 

369 
370 



371 
372 



For miscellaneous improvements, a sum not exceed- 
ing fifty-six hundred and fifty dollars 

For an addition to the rural engineering building 
and equipment, a sum not exceeding fifteen thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

For roads and walks, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

For an emergency fund to meet the need& of harvest- 
ing big crops or other unforeseen conditions, which 
clearly indicate that additional revenue will be 
produced to equal the expenditure, a sum not 
exceeding five thousand dollars, provided, how- 
ever, that this appropriation be available only 
after approval of particular projects covered by it 
has been obtained from the governor and council . 

Total 



Massachusetts 
$5,650 00 CoS*"^*^ 



15,000 00 
1,000 00 



5,000 00 
$902,475 00 



For the maintenance and improvement of the 
state normal schools, and the boarding halls 
attached thereto, with the approval of the 
commissioner of education, as follows: 

373 Bridgewater normal school, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred twenty-five thousand seven hundred 
and eighty dollars ...... 

374 Bridgewater normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding ninety-four thousand dollars 

375 Fitchburg normal school, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred fifty-one thousand dollars 

376 Fitchburg normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding forty-six thousand nine hundred and 
thirty-five dollars ...... 

377 Framingham normal school, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred thirty-four thousand two hundred 
and sixty-five dollars ..... 

378 Framingham normal school boarding hall, a sum 

not exceeding one hundred twenty-two thousand 
six hundred and seventy-five dollars . 
378a For expenses of grading and improving certain land 
at the Framingham normal school, a sum not ex- 
ceeding three thousand dollars .... 

379 Hyannis normal school, a sum not exceeding forty- 

seven thousand five hundred and ninety-five dol- 
lars ........ 

380 Hyannis normal school boarding hall, a sum not ex- 

ceeding thirty-eight thousand seven hundred 
seventy-seven dollars and sixty-three cents 

381 Lowell normal school, a sum not exceeding sixty-one 

thousand six hundred and forty-five dollars 

382 North Adams normal school, a sum not exceeding 

seventy-eight thousand six hundred and thirty 
dollars ........ 

383 North Adams normal school boarding hall, a sum 

not exceeding thirty-five thousand five hundred 
and eighty-five dollars ..... 
383a For the purchase of a certain parcel of land for the 
North Adams normal school, a sum not exceeding 
eighteen hundred dollars ..... 

384 Salem normal school, a sum not exceeding ninety-one 

thousand nine hundred and sixty-five dollars 

385 Westfield normal school, a sum not exceeding sixty- 

nine thousand eight hundred and fifteen dollars 

386 Westfield normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-eight thousand dollars 



Maintenance 
and improve- 

$125,780 00 ^p:,'iZ\ 
94,000 00 ^ "■ 
151,000 00 

46,935 00 

134,265 00 

122,675 00 

3,000 00 

47,595 00 

38,777 63 
61,645 00 

78,630 00 

35,585 00 

1,800 00 
91,965 00 
69,815 00 
28,000 00 



no 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 126. 



Maintenance 
and improve- 
ment of state 
normal schools, 
etc. 



Item 

387 

388 
389 
390 



Worcester normal school, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-eight thousand nine hundred and eighty- 
five dollars ....... 

Worcester normal school boarding hall, a sum not 
exceeding ninety-one hundred dollars 

Normal art school, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
two thousand seven hundred and twenty dollars . 

For architects' fees in the preparation of plans for 
normal art school buildings, a sum not exceeding 
ninety-five hundred dollars .... 



Total 



$78,985 00 

9,100 00 

102,720 00 

9,500 00 

$1,331,772 63 



Bradford 
Durfee textile 
school of Fall 
River. 



Lowell textile 
Bohool. 



New Bedford 
textile school. 



Department 
of Civil Serv- 
ice and 
Registration. 



Division of 395 

Civil Service. 



Textile Schools: 

391 For the maintenance of the Bradford Durfee textile 

school of Fall River, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
nine thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars, 
of which sum ten thousand dollars is to be con- 
tributed by the city of Fall River, and the city of 
Fall River is hereby authorized to raise by tax- 
ation the said sum of ten thousand dollars . . $69,750 00 
391a For the purchase of a portrait of Leontine Lincoln, 
for many years a member of the board of trustees 
of the Bradford Durfee textile school, a sum not 
exceeding three hundred dollars . . . 300 00 

392 For the maintenance of the Lowell textile school, a 

sum not exceeding one hundred seventy-one thou- 
sand and seventy-five dollars, of which sum ten 
thousand dollars is to be contributed by the city 
of Lowell, and the city of Lowell is hereby author- 
ized to raise by taxation the said sum of ten 
thousand dollars 171,075 00 

393 For the maintenance of the New Bedford textile 

school, a sum not exceeding seventy-seven thou- 
sand three hundred and twenty dollars, of which 
sum ten thousand dollars is to be contributed by 
the city of New Bedford, and the city of New 
Bedford is hereby authorized to raise by taxation 
the said svun of ten thousand dollars . . . 77,320 00 

Total $318,445 00 

Service of the Department of Civil Service and 
Registration. 

394 For personal services of telephone operator for the 

department, a sum not exceeding eight hundred 

and forty dollars $840 00 

Division of Civil Service : 

For the salaries of the commissioner and associate 
commissioners, a siim not exceeding nine thousand 
dollars 9,000 00 

For other personal services of the division, a sum not 
exceeding seventy-six thousand three hundred 
dollars 76,300 00 

397 For other services and for printing the annual report, 

and for office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-four thousand nine hundred 
dollars . . . . . . 24,900 00 

398 For services and traveling expenses in conducting 

investigations, as provided by sections thirty- 
three and thirty-four of chapter thirty-one of the 
General Laws, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars 1,000 00 



396 



Total 



$111,200 00 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 126. 



Ill 



Item 



399 
400 



401 
402 
403 



404 



405 



406 



407 

408 



409 



410 
411 



412 



Division of Registration: 
For the salary of the director, a sum not exceeding 

fifteen hundred dollars ..... 
For expenses of the director, a sum not exceeding 

two thousand and fifty dollars .... 

Total 

Board of Registration in Medicine : 
For services of the members of the board, a sum not 

exceeding forty-three hundred dollars 
For services of office assistants, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-one hundred dollars .... 
For personal services of members of the board and 

examiners for the registration of chiropodists, a 

sum not exceeding six hundred dollars 
For services other than personal, including printing 

of the annual report, traveling expenses, rent of 

office, office supplies and equipment, a sum not 

exceeding three thousand dollars 

Total 

Board of Dental Examiners: 

For services of the members of the board and clerical 
assistance, a sum not exceeding thirty-five hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

For other services, including printing the annual 
report, and for rent, traveling expenses, office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars .... 

Total 

Board of Registration in Pharmacy: 

For personal services of members of the board, a 
sum not exceeding thirty-eight hundred dollars 

For services of the agent and office assistants, a sum 
not exceeding forty-five hundred and sixty dollars 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, traveling expenses, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding forty-seven hun- 
dred and fifty dollars ..... 



Division of 
$1,500 00 Registration. 

2,050 00 



$3,550 00 

Board of Reg- 

$4,300 00 aii!" 
2,100 00 

600 00 



3,000 00 



$10,000 00 



Board of 

Dental 

Examiners. 



$3,500 00 



2,500 00 
$6,000 00 



Board of Reg- 
$3,800 00 istrationin 
Pharmacy. 

4,560 00 



4,750 00 



413 



414 



Total $13,110 00 

Board of Registration of Nurses: 

For services of members of the board, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-one hundred dollars . 

For services of clerical assistants in their ofiice, a sum 
not exceeding sixteen hundred dollars 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, office rent, travehng expenses and office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen hundred dollars 1,500 00 

Total $5,200 00 

Board of Registration in Embalming: 
For compensation of members of the board and 
services of their clerk, a sum not exceeding fourteen 
hundred dollars . . . . . . $1,400 00 

For services other than personal, including traveling 
expenses, supplies and office equipment, a sum 
not exceeding one thousand dollars . . . 1,000 00 



Board of Reg- 
52,100 00 istrationof 

Nurses. 

1,600 00 



Board of Regis- 
tration in 
Embalming. 



Total 



$2,400 00 



112 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 126. 



Item 

Board of Registration in Optometry : 
Board of Regis- 415 For personal services of members of the board, a 
toation in gujjj ^ot exceeding nineteen hundred dollars 

p ome ry. ^^^ j,^^ clerical services, a sum not exceeding fifty dol- 
lars ........ 

417 For other services, printing the annual report, oflBce 
supphes and equipment, and traveling expenses 
of the members of the boai;d, a sum not exceeding 
seven hundred and fifty doUars .... 

Total 

Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine: 
Board of Regis- 418 For services of the members of the board and secre- 
Veterina^y ^^^y> ^ ^^"^ ^^^ exceeding six hundred dollars 

Medicine. 419 For other services, printing the annual report, 

traveling expenses, office supplies and equipment, 
a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars . 

Total 



$1,900 00 
50 00 

750 00 
$2,700 00 

$600 00 

300 00 
$900 00 



State Exam- 
iners of 
Electricians. 



Registration 
of Public 
Accountants. 



State Examiners of Electricians: 

420 For personal services of the secretary and assistants, 

a sum not exceeding forty-eight hundred and fifty- 
five dollars $4,855 00 

421 For other expenses, including printing the annual 

report, traveling expenses, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
doUars 3,000 00 

Total $7,855 00 

Registration of Public Accountants: 

422 For services of the members of the board, a sum not 

exceeding six hundred and seventy-five dollars . $675 00 

423 For other services and necessary supplies and equip- 

ment, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred and 

fifty dollars 1,550 00 

Total $2,225 00 



Department 
of Indiistrial 
Accidents. 



Service of the Department of Industrial Accidents. 

424 For personal services of members of the board, a 

sum not exceeding thirty-nine thousand dollars . $39,000 00 

425 For personal services of secretaries, medical adviser, 

inspectors, clerks and office assistants, a sum not 

exceeding one hundred and five thousand dollars . 105,000 00 

426 For expenses of impartial examinations, a sum not 

exceeding eighteen thousand dollars . . . 18,000 00 

427 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding sixty- 

nine hundred dollars ..... 6,900 00 

428 For other services, printing the annual report, neces- 

sary office supplies and equipment, a simi not ex- 
ceeding thirteen thousand spven hundred dollars . 13,700 00 

Total $182,600 00 



Department 429 
of Labor and 
Industries. 

430 



Service of the Department of Labor and Industries. 

For salary of the commissioner, assistant and asso- 
ciate commissioners, a sum not exceeding twenty 
thousand five hundred dollars . . . . $20,500 00 

For clerical and other assistance to the comnoissioner, 
a sum not exceeding fortv-seven hundred and 
forty dollars . . . ' . . . . 4,740 00 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 126. 



113 



Item 

431 For personal services for the inspectional service, a 

sum not exceeding one hundred four thousand six 
hundred and sixty dollars ..... 

432 For personal services for the statistical service, a sum 

not exceeding thirty-four thousand six hundred 
dollars ........ 

433 For clerical and other personal services for the 

operation of free employment offices, a sum not 
exceeding forty-eight thousand dollars 

434 For clerical and other assistance for the board of 

conciliation and arbitration, a sum not exceeding 
sixteen thousand dollars ..... 

435 For personal services of investigators, clerks and 

stenographers for the minimum wage service, a 
sum not exceeding eleven thousand dollars . 

436 For compensation and expenses of wage boards, a 

sum not exceeding twenty-three hundred dollars . 

437 For personal services for the division of standards, 

a sum not exceeding twenty-three thousand nine 
hundred and ninety dollars .... 

438 For personal services of inspectors in surveying 

lumber, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dol- 
lars ........ 

439 For traveling expenses of the commissioner, assist- 

ant commissioner, associate commissioners and 
inspectors of labor, and for services other than 
personal, printing the annual report, rent of dis- 
trict offices, and office supplies and equipment for 
the inspectional service, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-six thousand dollars .... 

440 (This item consolidated with item No. 439.) 

441 For services other than personal, printing reports 

and publications, traveling expenses and office 
supplies and equipment for the statistical service, 
a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars . 

442 For rent, necessary office supplies and equipment 

for the free employment offices, a sum not exceed- 
ing fifteen thousand dollars .... 

443 For other services, printing, traveling expenses and 

office supplies and equipment for the board of 
conciliation and arbitration, a sum not exceeding 
five thousand dollars ..... 

444 For services other than personal, printing, traveling 

expenses and office supplies and equipment for 
minimum wage service, a sum not exceeding three 
thousand dollars ...... 

445 For other services, printing, travehng expenses and 

office' supplies and equipment for the division of 
standards, a sum not exceeding ninety-eight 
hundred dollars ...... 

446 For travel and expenses of the inspectors in survey- 

ing lumber, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred 
dollars . . . . . . . . 

Total 

Commission on Foreign and Domestic Commerce: 

447 (This item omitted.) 
418 (This item omitted.) 



Service of the Department of Mental Diseases. 

449 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
ceeding nine thousand dollars . . . . 



Department 
of Labor and 
$104,660 00 Industries. 



34,600 00 

48,000 00 

16,000 00 

11,000 00 
2,300 00 

23,990 00 

15,000 00 

26,000 00 

10,000 00 
15,000 00 

5,000 00 

3,000 00 

9,800 GO 

1,500 00 
$351,090 00 



Commission 
on Foreign and 
Domestic 
Commerce. 



Department 
),000 00 of Mental 
Diseases. 



i 



452 



114 Acts, 1924. —Chap. 126. 

Item 

Department 450 For personal services of officers and employees, a sum 
Disea^ses ^°* exceeding eighty thousand five hundred dol- 
lars $80,500 00 I 

451 For transportation and medical examination of state 1 

paupers under its charge for the present year and 
previous years, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 

dollars 10,000 00 J 

For the support of insane paupers boarded in families ■ 

under its charge, or temporarily absent under ■ 

authority of the same, for the present year and 
previous years, a sum not exceeding sixty-five 
hundred dollars 6,500 00 

453 For the support of state paupers in the Hospital 
Cottages for Children, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars 15,000 00 

454 For the expenses of an investigation as to the nature, 
causes, results and treatment of mental diseases 
and defects, and the publication of the results 
thereof, a sum not exceeding seven thousand dol- 
lars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose . 7,000 00 

455 For other services, including printing the annual 
report, traveling and office supplies and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding eighteen thousand dol- 
lars 18,000 00 



Total $146,000 00 

Special: 
Special. 455a For the purchase of milch cows to replace tubercular 

Purchase of COWS, a sum not exceeding fifty-two thousand 

replace°tuber- dollars maj^ be expended out of the balance re- 

cuiar cows. maining from the appropriation provided under 

item four hundred and fifty-four b of chapter 
four hundred and ninety-four of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-three. 

Institutions For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 

of'Dep'art-'^"' ments at the following institutions under the 

ment of Men- control of the Department of Mental Diseases : 

tal Diseases. 456 Boston state hospital, a sum not exceeding seven 
Boston state hundred sixty-one thousand two hundred and 

''°^P'*a'- ninety dollars $761,290 00 

Boston 457 Boston psychopathic hospital, a sum not exceeding 

hospital** '"^ ^'^'^o hundred fourteen thousand five hundred and 

ten dollars . 214,510 00 

Danyers state 458 Danvers state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 
"^^^''^ hundred seventy-seven thousand one hundred dol- 
lars 577,100 00 

459 For the purchase of certain equipment for food 
service at the Danvers state hospital, a sum not 
exceeding seventy-three hundred dollars . . 7,300 00 

Foxborough 460 Foxborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
state hospital. three hundred twenty-nine thousand four hun- 

dred and eighty dollars . . . . . 329,480 00 

461 For the construction of an administration, medical 
and surgical building at the Foxborough state 
hospital, a sum not exceeding five thousand dol- 
lars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose . . 5,000 00 

Gardner state 462 Gardner state colony, a sum not exceeding three 
'"' °^' hundred forty-eight thousand eight hundred and 

fifteen dollars 348,815 00 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 126. 



115 



Item 

463 For expenses to procure additional water supply for 

the Gardner state colony, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-five thousand dollars .... 
463a For the building of a garage and fire station at the 
Gardner state colony, a sum not exceeding six 
thousand dollars ...... 

464 For expenses of an addition to Fairview cottage at 

the Gardner state colony, a sum not exceeding 
nine thousand dollars ..... 

465 Grafton state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred thirty-three thousand eight hundred and 
eighty-five dollars ...... 

466 For expenses of an addition to the kitchen at the 

Pines group of the Grafton state hospital, a sum 
not exceeding fifteen thousand doUars 

467 Massachusetts School for the Feeble-Minded, a sum 

not exceeding five hundred sixty-six thousand 
six hundred and ninety dollars .... 

468 For the construction of additional quarters for em- 

ployees at the Massachusetts School for the 
Feeble-Minded, a sum not exceeding fifty-nine 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . 

469 For repairs on side track of the Boston & Maine 

railroad for the Massachusetts School for the 
Feeble-Minded, a sum not exceeding six hundred 
twenty-six dollars and twenty-five cents 

470 Medfield state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred ninety-seven thousand six hundred and 
forty dollars ....... 

471 For expenses of furnishings for two cottages for 

officers' quarters at the Medfield state hospital, a 
sum not exceeding forty-five himdred dollars 

472 Monson state hospital, a sum not exceeding three 

hundred ninety-six thousand three hundred and 
eighty-five dollars ...... 

473 Northampton state hospital, a sum not exceeding 

three hundred forty-foiu" thousand nine hundred 
and twenty dollars ...... 

474 For the construction of two ward buildings for the 

Northampton state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred seventy thousand five hundred dol- 
lars, the same to be in addition to the sum of one 
hundred thousand dollars appropriated in item 
four hundred and seventy-nine of chapter one hun- 
dred and twenty-six of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-three ..... 

475 For expense of sewer connections at the North- 

ampton state hospital, a sum not exceeding six 
hundred dollars ...... 

476 For expense of instalUng additional sprinklers at the 

Northampton state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
ninety-one hundred and seventy-five dollars 

477 For expense of standpipes for fire protection at the 

Northampton state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-seven hundred and fifty-seven dollars 

478 Taunton state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred twenty-five thousand four hundred and 
ninety-five dollars ...... 

479 Westborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred twenty-nine thousand two hundred and 
ten dollars ....... 

480 For expenses of renovating certain wards at the 

Westborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
seven thousand dollars ..... 



Gardner state 
colony. 

$35,000 00 
6,000 00 
9,000 00 

Grafton state 
hospital. 

533,885 00 
15,000 00 

Massachusetts 
School for the 

566,690 00 Hed. 
5,900 00 



626 25 

597,640 00 

4,500 00 

396,385 00 

344,920 00 



Medfield 
state hospital. 



Monson state 
hospital. 



Northampton 
state hospital. 



170,500 00 

600 00 

9,175 00 

2,757 00 

525,495 00 

529,210 00 

7,000 00 



Taunton state 
hospital. 



Westborough 
state hospital. 



116 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 126. 



Westborough 
state hospital. 



Worcester 
state hospital. 

Wrentham 
state school. 



Belchertown 
state school. 



Item 

481 

482 
483 



483a 

484 

484a 

485 
486 

487 

488 

489 
490 
491 



Department 
of Correction. 



For expenses of constructing a new porch on the 
west wing of the Westborough state hospital, a 
sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars . 

Worcester state hospital, seven hundred forty-six 
thousand seven hundred and eighty-five dollars . 

Wrentham state school, a sum not exceeding four 
hundred fifty-five thousand one hundred and ten 
dollars ........ 

For the construction of a cottage and furnishings for 
employees at the Wrentham state school, a sum 
not exceeding thirty thousand dollars 

For certain equipment for the athletic field at the 
Wrentham state school, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars .... 

For expenses of sprinklers in industrial buildings at 
the Wrentham state school, a sum not exceeding 
nineteen hundred and thirty dollars . 

Belchertown state school, a sum not exceeding two 
hundred eighty thousand seven hundred dollars 

For extensions to the water system at the Belcher- 
town state school, a sum not exceeding five thou- 
sand dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . 

For furnishings and equipment for the Belchertown 
state school, a sum not exceeding seventy-eight 
hundred and fifty-five dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose ...... 

For expenses of drainage, grading, walks and roads 
at the Belchertown state school, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen thousand dollars, the same to be 
in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose ...... 

For the construction of a piggery at the Belchertown 
state school, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
hundred dollars ...... 

For painting the interior of certain wards at the 
Belchertown state school, a sum not exceeding 
three hundred dollars ..... 

For the installation of dampers in heating stacks 
and certain other expenses of the power plant at 
the Belchertown state school, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-eight hundred dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose ...... 



Total . 



Service of the Department of Correction. 

492 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding six thousand dollars .... 

493 For personal services of deputies, members of the 

board of parole and advisory board of pardons, 
agents, clerks and stenographers, a sum not exceed- 
ing fifty-seven thousand five hundred dollars 

494 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, necessary office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 
dollars ........ 

495 For traveUng expenses of officers and employees of 

the department when required to travel in the 
discharge of their duties, a sum not exceeding 
eighty-two hundred dollars 

496 For the removal of prisoners, to and from state insti- 

tutions, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars 



$7,000 00 
746,785 00 

455,110 00 

30,000 00 

2,500 00 

1,930 00 
280,700 00 

5,000 00 

7,855 GO 

15,000 00 

2,500 00 

300 00 

3,800 00 
$7,562,258 25 

$6,000 00 

57,500 00 

7,000 00 

8,200 00 
8,000 00 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 126. 



117 



Item 

497 



498 



499 



For assistance to prisoners discharged from the 
state prison, Massachusetts reformatory, prison 
camp and hospital and state farm, and to dis- 
charged female prisoners, a sum not exceeding 
eleven thousand dollars ..... 

For services of guards and for the purchase of equip- 
ment needed for the employment of prisoners, as 
defined in section eighty-two of chapter one hun- 
dred and twenty-seven of the General Laws, a sum 
not exceeding seven thousand dollars . 

For the relief of the famihes of dependents of inmates 
of state penal institutions, a sum not exceeding 
five hundred dollars ...... 

Total 



Department 
of Correction, 



$11,000 00 



7,000 00 



500 00 
$105,200 00 



For the mainteiiance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the following institutions under the 
control of the Department of Correction: 

500 State farm, a sum not exceeding four hundred forty- 

seven thousand five hundred and twenty-five dol- 
lars ........ 

501 For the purchase of certain land with a dwelling 

house thereon and remodeling the house as a two- 
family house for the state farm, a sum not exceed- 
ing four thousand dollars ..... 

502 State prison, a sum not exceeding two hundred ninety 

thousand eight hundred dollars .... 

503 Massachusetts reformatory, a sum not exceeding 

three hundred thirty-three thousand five hundred 
and seventy dollars ...... 

504 Prison camp and hospital, a sum not exceeding 

seventy-five thousand and forty dollars 

505 For certain motion picture equipment for the prison 

camp and hospital, a sum not exceeding five hun- 
dred eleven dollars and fiftj^ cents 

506 Reformatory for women, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred fifty-three thousand five hundred and 
five dollars ....... 

507 For the town of Framingham, according to a contract 

for sewage disposal at the reformatory for women, 
the sum of six hundred dollars .... 
507a For expenses of remodeling certain spaces in the 
main building of the reformatory for women for 
use as a gymnasium and for equipment therefor, 
a svma not exceeding nineteen thousand dollars 

Total « 



Institutions 
under control 
of Department 
of Correction. 
State farm. 



$447,525 00 



4,000 00 
290,800 00 



State prison. 

Massachusetts 
reformatory. 

333,570 00 

Prison camp 
75,040 00 and hospital. 



511 50 

153,505 00 

600 00 

19,000 00 
[,324,551 50 



Reformatory 
for women. 



Service of the Department of Public Welfare. 

508 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not exceed- 

ing six thousand dollars ..... 

509 For personal services of officers and employees and 

supervision of homesteads and planning boards, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-six thousand six hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

510 For services other than personal, printing the annual 

report, traveling expenses, including expenses of 
auxihary visitors, office supplies and expenses, 
and contingent expenses for the supervision of 
homesteads and planning boards, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty-five hundred dollars 



Department 

3,000 00 a(P"'^ii'= 

' vV elf are. 



26,600 00 



5,500 00 



Total 



$38,100 00 



118 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 126. 



Item 



Division of 511 

Aid and Relief. 



512 



513 



Division of Aid and Relief: 

For personal services of ofRcers and employees, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred thousand eight hun- 
dred dollars $100,800 00 

For services other than personal, including travehng 
expenses and office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-one thousand dollars . . 21,000 00 

For the transportation of state paupers under the 
charge of the department, for the present year 
and previous years, a sum not exceeding twelve 
thousand dollars 12,000 00 



Reimburse- 
ment of cities 
and towns for 
payment of 
certain aid, etc. 



The following items are for reimbursement of 
cities and towns: 

514 For the payment of suitable aid to mothers with de- 

pendent children, for the present year and previous 
years, a sum not exceeding nine hundred fifty 
thousand dollars 950,000 00 

515 For the burial of state paupers by cities and towns, 

for the present year and previous years, a sum not 

exceeding eight thousand dollars . . . 8,000 00 

516 For expenses in connection with smallpox and other 

diseases dangerous to the pubUc health, for the 
present year and previous years, a sum not exceed- 
ing one hundred forty-five thousand dollars . 145,000 00 

517 For the support of sick paupers by cities and towns, 

for the present year and previous years, the same 
to include cases of wife settlement, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy-five thousand dollars . . 75,000 00 

518 For temporary aid given to state paupers and ship- 

wrecked seamen by cities and towns, for the 
present year and previous years, a sum not exceed- 
ing four hundred fifty thousand dollars . . 450,000 00 



Total 



$1,761,800 00 



Division 
of Child 
Guardianship. 



Division of Child Guardianship: 

519 For personal services of officers and employees, a 

sum not exceeding one hundred forty-eight thou- 
sand dollars $148,000 00 

520 For services other than personal, office supplies and 

equipment, a simi not exceeding four thousand 

dollars . . . . . . . . 4,000 00 

521 For tuition in the public schools, including trans- 

portation to and from school, of children boarded 
or bound out by the department, for the present 
and previous years, a sum not exceeding two hun- 
dred tliirty thousand dollars .... 230,000 GO 

522 For the care and maintenance of indigent and neg- 

lected children and juvenile offenders, for the 
present year and previous years, a sum not exceed- 
ing seven hundred sixty thousand dollars . . 760,000 00 

523 For the care, maintenance and transportation of un- 

settled pauper infants, for the present year and 
previous years, a sum not exceeding eighty-four 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 



Total 



84,500 00 
$1,226,500 00 



Division of 
Juvenile Train- 
ing, Trustees 
of Alassachu- 
setts Training 
Schools. 



Division of Juvenile Training, Trustees of Mas- 
sachusetts Training Schools: 
524 For services of the executive secretary and stenog- 
rapher, a sum not exceeding fifty-seven hundred 
and fifty dollars ...... 



$5,750 00 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 126. 



119 



Item 

525 



526 



527 



528 



For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveUng and other expenses 
of the members of the board and employees, office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-six hundred dollars .... 

Boys' Parole: 

For personal services of agents in the division for 
boys paroled and boarded in families, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-one thousand seven hundred and 
eighty dollars ....... 

For services other than personal, including traveling 
expenses of the agents and boys, and necessary 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing nineteen thousand five hundred dollars . 

For board, clothing, medical and other expenses 
incidental to the care of boys, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-three thousand five hundred dollars 



Division of 
Juvenile Train- 
ing, Trustees 
of Massachu- 
setts Training 

$2,600 00 Schools. 



Boys' Parole. 



31,780 00 



19,500 00 



23,500 00 



Girls' Parole: 

529 For personal services of agents in the division for 

girls paroled from the industrial school for girls, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-three thousand eight 
hundred and fifty dollars ..... 23,850 00 

530 For traveling expenses of said agents for girls paroled, 

for board, medical and other care of girls, and for 
services other than personal, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand 
eight hundred dollars . . . . . 11,800 00 

531 For reimbursement of cities and towns for tuition of 

children attending the public schools, a sum not 

exceeding seven thousand dollars . . . 7,000 00 

Total $125,780 00 

For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the institutions under the control of 
the trustees of the Massachusetts training 
schools, with the approval of said trustees, as 
follows : 

532 Industrial school for boys, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred thirty-nine thousand nine hundred dol- 
lars ........ 

533 Industrial school for girls, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred forty-one thousand one hundred dollars . 

534 For reconstructing two additional sewer beds and 

reconditioning old ones at the industrial school for 
girls, a sum not exceeding sixty-five hundred dol- 
lars 6,500 00 

535 Lyman school for bo3'^s, a sum not exceeding two 

hundred twenty thousand and seventy-five dol- 
lars 220,075 00 

Total $507,575 00 

Massachusetts Hospital School: 

536 For the maintenance of the Massachusetts hospital 

school, to be expended with the approval of the 
trustees thereof, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
seventy thousand six hundred and eighty-five 
dollars . $170,685 00 

537 For expenses of installing certain brass pipe for use 

as a part of the hot water system at the Massa- 
chusetts Hospital School, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-three hundred dollars .... 2,300 00 



Girls' Parole. 



Institutions 
under control 
of trustees of 
Massachusetts 
training 
schools. 

Industrial 
school for boys. 



$139,900 00 

1^1 inn nn Industrial 
141,100 00 school for girls. 



Lyman school 
for boys. 



Massachusetts 

Hospital 

School. 



120 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 126. 



Massachusetts 

Hospital 

School. 



State 
Infirmary. 



Department 
of Public 
Health. 

Division of Ad- 
ministration. 



Division 
of Hygiene. 



Maternal and 
Child Hygiene. 



Division of 

Communicable 

Diseases. 



Item 

538 For additional furnishings for nurses' home at the 

Massachusetts Hospital School, a sum not exceed- 
ing one thousand dollars ..... $1,000 00 

539 For improvements in filtration on the sewage bed 

at the Massachusetts Hospital School, a sum not 
exceeding six hundred dollars .... 600 00 

539a For the purchase and installation of a new fire pump 
at the Massachusetts Hospital School, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-six hundred and fifty dollars . 3,650 00 

Total $178,235 00 

State Infirmary: 

540 For the maintenance of the state infirmary, to be 

expended with the approval of the trustees thereof, 
a sum not exceeding eight hundred thirty-six thou- 
sand eight hundred dollars .... $836,800 00 

Service of the Department of Public Health. 

Division of Administration: 

541 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding seventy-five hundred dollars . . . $7,500 00 

542 For personal services of the health council and office 

assistants, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 

five hundred dollars . . . . . . 13,500 00 

543 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, traveling expenses, office sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding seventy- 
nine hundred dollars ..... 7,900 00 

Division of Hygiene: 

544 For personal services of the director and assistants, 

a sum not exceeding twenty-four thousand four 

hundred dollars 24,400 00 

545 For services other than personal, traveUng expenses, 

office supplies and equipm.ent, a sum not exceeding 

sixteen thousand two hundred and fifty dollars . 16,250 00 

Maternal and Child Hygiene: 

546 For personal services for extending the activities of 

the division in the protection of mothers and 
conservation of the welfare of children, a sum not 
exceeding twentj^-nine thousand six hundred and 
twenty-five dollars . . . • . .-. ■ 29,625 00 

547 For other expenses for extending the activities of 

the division in the protection of mothers and con- 
servation of the welfare of children, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen thousand dollars . . . 15,000 00 

Division of Communicable Diseases: 

548 For personal services of the director, district health 

officers and their assistants, epidemiologists, 
bacteriologist and assistants in the diagnostic 
laboratory, a sum not exceeding fifty-four thou- 
sand two hundred dollars ..... 54,200 00 

549 For services other than personal, traveUng expenses, 

laboratory, office and other necessary supplies, 
including the purchase of animals and equipment, 
and rent of certain offices, a sum not exceeding 
sixteen thousand one hundred dollars . . 16,100 00 

The appropriations made in the following six items 
are to be in addition to any federal funds now 
in the treasury, or hereafter received, which 
may be used for these purposes: 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 126. 



121 



Item 

Division of Venereal Diseases: 

550 For personal services of the division, a sum not ex- 

ceeding fourteen thousand three hundred dollars . 

551 For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 

office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-one thousand six hundred dollars 

Manufacture and Distribution of Arsphenamine : 

552 For personal services necessary for the manufacture 

of arsphenamine or other similar preparations, a 
sum not exceeding ten thousand three hundred and 
forty-five dollars ...... 

553 For the purchase of chemicals and other materials, 

including equipment and supplies necessary for 
the preparation and manufacture of arsphenamine, 
or its equivalent, a sum not exceeding ninety-two 
hundred and ninety-eight dollars 

Wassermann Laboratory: 

554 For personal services of the Wassermann laboratory, 

a sum not exceeding eleven thousand eight hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

555 For expenses of the Wassermann laboratory, a sum 

not exceeding six thousand dollars 

Antitoxin and Vaccine Lymph: 

556 For personal services in the investigation and pro- 

duction of antitoxin and vaccine lymph and other 
specific material for protective inoculation, and 
diagnosis of treatment, a sum not exceeding forty- 
one thousand dollars ..... 

557 For other services, supplies, materials and equip- 

ment necessary for the production of antitoxin and 
other materials as enumerated above, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-four thousand dollars 

Inspection of Food and Drugs: 

558 For personal services of the director, analysts, in- 

spectors and other assistants, including seventy- 
seven hundred dollars for testing certain com- 
modities for the state purchasing agent, a sum not 
exceeding forty-three thousand six hundred dol- 
lars ........ 

559 For other services, including traveling expenses, 

supplies, materials and equipment, including fif- 
teen hundred and fifty dollars for testing certain 
commodities for the state purchasing agent, a sum 
not exceeding thirteen thousand seven hundred 
dollars ........ 

Water Supply and Disposal of Sewage, Engineer- 
ing Division: 

560 For personal services of the director, engineers, clerks 

and other assistants, a sum not exceeding forty- 
four thousand three hundred and eighty-five dol- 
lars ........ 

561 For other services, including traveling expenses, 

supplies, materials and equipment, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand four hundred and fifty dol- 
lars ........ 

Water Supply and Disposal of Sewage, Division 
of Laboratories: 

562 For personal services of laboratory director, chemists, 

clerks and other assistants, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-one thousand dollars .... 



Division 
$14,300 00 of Venereal 
Diseases. 



21,600 00 



10,345 00 

9,298 00 

11,800 00 
6,000 00 

41,000 00 
34,000 00 



Manufacture 
and Distribu- 
tion of 
Arsphenamine. 



Wassermann 
Laboratory. 



Antitoxin 
and Vaccine 
Lymph. 



Inspection 
of Food and 
Drugs. 



43,600 00 



13,700 00 



Water Supply 
and Disposal 
of Sewage, 
Engineering 
44,385 00 Division. 



10,450 00 



Water Supply 
and Disposal 
„ „„ of Sewage, 
31,000 00 Division of 
Laboratories. 



122 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 126. 



Water Supply 
and Disposal 
of Sewage, 
Division of 
Laboratories. 

State 

Examiners of 
Plumbers. 



Penikese 
Island. 



Division of 
Tuberculosis. 



Item 
563 



564 



565 



566 



567 



568 



Lakeville state 569 
sanatorium. 



North Reading 570 

state 

sanatorium. 



Rutland state 
sanatorium. 



571 



572 



Westfield state k'jq 
sanatorium. 



For other services, including traveling expenses, 
supplies, materials and equipment, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy-seven hundred dollars . . $7,700 00 

State Examiners of Plumbers: 
For personal and other services and necessary sup- 
plies and equipment for the state examiners of 
plumbers, a sum not exceeding five thousand dol- 
lars 5,000 00 

Penikese Island: 
For services of a caretaker and other expenses inci- 
dental to the care of property on Penikese island, 
a sum not exceeding sixteen hundred dollars . 1,600 00 

Total $490,253 00 

Division of Tuberculosis: 

For personal services of the director, stenographers, 
clerks and other assistants, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-three thousand one hundred dollars . . $33,100 00 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling expenses and office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 10,500 00 

To cover the payment of certain subsidies for the 
maintenance of hospitals for tubercular patients, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred seventy thou- 
sand dollars 170,000 00 

Total $213,600 00 

For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the sanatoria, as follows: 

For the Lakeville state sanatorium, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two hundred three thousand five hundred 
and seventy dollars $203,570 00 

For the North Reading state sanatorium, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred fifty-four thousand eight 
hundred and seventy-five dollars . . . 154,875 00 

For the Rutland state sanatorium, a sum not exceed- 
ing three hundred thousand five hundred and 
ninety dollars 300,590 00 

For the installation of certain sprinklers at the Rut- 
land state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand dollars 5,000 00 

For the Westfield state sanatorium, a sum not exceed- 
ing one hundred ninety-one thousand one hundred 
dollars 191,100 00 



Total 



. $855,135 00 



Department 
of Public 
Safety. 



Service of the Department of Public Safety. 

Administration : 

574 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not exceed- 

ing six thousand dollars ..... $6,000 00 

575 For personal services of clerks and stenographers, a 

sum not exceeding thirty-three thousand one hun- 
dred and eighty dollars 33,180 00 

576 For contingent services, including printing the annual 

report, rent of district offices, supplies and equip- 
ment, and all other things necessary for the investi- 
gation of fires and moving picture licenses, as re- 
quired by law, a sum not exceeding thirty-three 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 33,500 00 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 126. 



123 



Item 



577 



578 
579 



580 



Division of State Police: 

For the salaries of officers, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-six thousand five hundred and forty-five 
dollars . . $76,545 00 

For traveling expenses of the division, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-six thousand dollars . . 26,000 00 

For maintenance and operation of the police steamer 
"Lotis", a sum not exceeding sixteen thousand 
one hundred and forty dollars .... 16,140 00 

For personal services, rent, supplies and equipment 
necessary in the enforcement of statutes relative 
to explosives and inflammable fluids and com- 
pounds, a sum not exceeding five thousand dol- 
lars 5,000 00 



Division of 
State Police. 



Division of Inspections: 

581 For the salary of the chief of inspections, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-eight hundred dollars 

582 For the salaries of officers for the building inspection 

service, a sum not exceeding fifty-two thousand 
one hundred and ninety dollars .... 

583 For traveling expenses of officers for the building in- 

spection service, a sum not exceeding thirteen 
thousand dollars ...... 

584 For the salaries of officers for the boiler inspection 

service, a sum not exceeding sixty-five thousand 
five hundred and twentj' dollars 

585 For traveling expenses of officers for the boiler in- 

spection service, a sum not exceeding sixteen thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

586 For services, supplies and equipment necessary for 

investigations and inspections by the division, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 



Division of 
3,800 00 Iii^Pectiona. 



52,190 00 



13,000 00 



65,520 00 



16,000 00 



1,000 00 



Board of Elevator Regulations: 

587 For compensation of the board of elevator regula- Board of 

tions, a sum not exceeding four hundred and Elevator 

twenty dollars 420 00 Regulations. 

588 For expenses of the board, a sum not exceeding two 

hundred and fifty dollars ..... 250 00 



Board of Boiler Rules: 

589 For personal services of members of the board, a sum 

not exceeding one thousand dollars 

590 For services other than personal and the necessary 

traveling expenses of the board, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding five hundred dol- 
lars ........ 

Total 



Board of 
1,000 00 Boiler Rules. 



500 00 



S350,045 00 



Special : 
591 For the purchase or building of a boat to replace the 
steamer "Lotis", a sum not exceeding seventy-five 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . 



Boat to replace 

steamer 

"Lotis". 



$7,500 00 



592 



Fire Prevention District Service (the maintenance 
of this service, as provided in the following ap- 
propriations, is to be assessed upon certain cities 
and towns making up the fire prevention dis- 
trict, as provided by law) : 
For the salary of the state fire marshal, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-eight hundred dollars 



Fire Preven- 
tion District 
Service. 



State Fire 
$3,800 00 Marshal. 



124 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 126. 



Fire Preven- 
tion District 
Service. 



Item 

593 
594 



For other personal services, a sum not exceeding 

seventeen thousand and forty dollars . . . $17,040 00 

For other services, office rent and necessary office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding four 
thousand dollars 4,000 00 



Total 



$24,840 00 



State Boxing 
Commission. 



595 



596 



State Boxing Commission: 

For compensation and clerical assistance for the state 
boxing commission, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand eight hundred and twenty dollars . . $10,820 00 

For other expenses of the commission, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand one hundred and ten dollars . 10,110 00 



Total 



$20,930 00 



State Police 
Patrol. 



State Police Patrol: 

597 For personal services, a sum not exceeding one hun- 

dred eightv-eight thousand seven hundred and 

fifty dollars $188,750 00 

598 For other services and expenses, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred twenty-six thousand dollars . . 126,000 00 

Total $314,7.50 00 



Department 
of Public 
Works. 



Service of the Department of Public Works. 

599 For the salaries of the commissioner and the four as- 

sociate commissioners, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
one thousand five hundred dollars . . . $31,500 00 

600 For personal services of clerks and assistants to the 

commissioner, a sum not exceeding eighteen thou- 
sand dollars 18,000 00 

601 For traveling expenses of the commissioner, a sum 

not exceeding two thousand dollars . . . 2,000 00 

Total $51,500 00 



Division 

of Highways. 



Division of Highways (the following appropria- 
tions for the operation and maintenance of this 
division, except as otherwise provided, are made 
from the receipts from motor vehicle fees) : 

602 For the personal services of the chief engineer, engi- 

neers and office assistants, including certain clerks 
and stenographers, a sum not exceeding fifty-five 
thousand two hundred dollars . . ._ _ . $55,200 00 

603 For traveling expenses of the associate commission- 

ers, when traveling in the discharge of their official 
duties, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred 
dollars 2,500 00 

604 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report and necessary office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 
dollars . 13,000 00 

605 For the care, repair and storage, replacement and 

purchase of road-building machinery and tools, a 
sum not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars . 200,000 00 
605a For the suppression of gj'psy and brown tail moths 
on state highways, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars 15,000 00 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 126. 125 

Item 

606 For the construction and repair of town and county Division 

ways, including the sum of one hundred ten thou- °f Highways, 

sand dollars to cover the cost of the work author- 
ized by chapter five hundred and eighteen of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, a sum 
not exceeding one million one hundred ten thou- 
sand dollars . ... . $1,110,000 00 

607 For aiding towns in the repair and improvement of 

public ways, a sum not exceeding six hundred 

fifty thousand dollars . . . . . 650,000 00 

608 For the maintenance and repair of state highways, 

including care of snow on highways, and payment 
of damages caused by defects in state highways 
with the approval of the attorney general, a siun 
not exceeding three million eight hundred thou- 
sand dollars 3,800,000 00 

609 For the maintenance and operation of the Newbury- 

port bridge and the Brightman street bridge in 
Fall River and Somerset, in accordance with the 
provisions of existing laws, a sum not exceeding 
twenty thousand dollars . . . . . 20,000 00 

610 For the purpose of enabling the department of public 

works to secure federal aid for the construction of 
highways, a sum not exceeding one million seven 
hundred ninety thousand dollars in addition to 
any other funds which the department has avail- 
able for the purpose .... 1,790,000 00 

611 (This item consoHdated with item No. 608.) 

612 For administering the law relative to advertising 

signs near highways, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand doflars, to be paid from the general 
fund 15,000 GO 



Total $7,670,700 00 

Registration of Motor Vehicles: 

613 For personal services, a sum not exceeding four hun- Registration 

dred forty-eight thousand dollars, from the re- of Motor 

ceipts from motor vehicle fees .... $448,000 00 Vehicles. 

614 For services other than personal, including traveling 

expenses, purchase of necessary supplies, equip- 
ment and materials, including cartage and storage 
of the same, and for work incidental to the regis- 
tration, and licensing of owners, of motor vehicles, 
a sum not exceeding three hundred sixty thousand 
dollars, from the receipts from motor vehicle fees . 360,000 00 



Total $808,000 00 

Division of Waterways and Pubhc Lands: 

615 For personal services of the chief engineer and as- Division of 

sistants, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dol- Waterways and 

lars $50,000 .00 F^'^^c Lands. 

616 For necessary traveling expenses of the associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

dollars 1,000 00 

617 For services other than personal, including printing 

and binding the annual report, and for necessary 
office and engineering supplies and equipment, a 
sum not exceeding sixty-five hundred dollars . 6,500 00 

618 For the care and maintenance of the province lands, 

a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars . . 5.000 00 



126 Acts, 1924. —Chap. 126. 

Item 

Division of 619 For the maintenance of structures, and for repairing 

Waterways and damages along the coast line or river banks of the 

Public Lands. commonwealth, and for the removal of wrecks and 

other obstructions from tidewaters and great 

ponds, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand 

dollars $25,000 00 

620 For the improvement, development and protection 

of rivers and harbors, tidewaters and foreshores 
within the commonwealth, as authorized by sec- 
tion eleven of chapter ninety one of the General 
Laws, and of great ponds, a sum not exceeding 
fifty thousand dollars, and any unexpended bal- 
ance of the appropriation remaining at the end of 
the current fiscal year may be expended in the 
succeeding year for the same purposes, provided, 
however, that all expenditures made for the pro- 
tection of shores shall be upon condition that at 
least fifty per cent of the cost is covered by con- 
tributions from municipalities or other organiza- 
tions and individuals, and that in the case of 
dredging channels for harbor improvements at 
least twenty-five per cent of the cost shall be 
covered by contributions from municipalities or 
other organizations and individuals . . . 50,000 00 

621 For re-establishing and permanently marking certain 

triangulation points and sections, as required by 
order of the land court in accordance with section 
thirty-three of chapter ninety-one of the General 
Laws, a sum not exceeding one thousand dol- 
lars 1,000 00 

622 For the supervision and operation of commonwealth 

pier five, including the salaries or other compensa- 
tion of employees, and for the repair and replace- 
ment of equipment and other property, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred twenty-five thousand dol- 
lars, to be paid from the port of Boston receipts . 125,000 00 

623 For the maintenance of pier one, at East Boston, a 

sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars, to be 

paid from the port of IBoston receipts . . 8,000 00 

624 For the maintenance and improvement of common- 

wealth property under the control of the division, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred fourteen thou- 
sand five hundred dollars, to be paid from the port 
of Boston receipts 114,500 00 

625 For the operation and maintenance of the New Bed- 

ford state pier, a sum not exceeding fifteen thou- 
sand dollars . . . . . . 15,000 00 

626 For the compensation of dumping inspectors, a sum 

not exceeding two thousand dollars, to be paid 

from the Waterways Fund .... 2,000 00 

627 For expenses authorized by chapter four hundred 

and fifty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-three, relative to access to great 
ponds, a sum not exceeding five hundred dol- 
lars 500 00 

628 For continuing the work in gauging the flow of water 

in the streams of the commonwealth, a sum not 

exceeding three thousand dollars . . . 3,000 00 

629 For supervision and operation of the commonwealth 

stores, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hunclred 

dollars to be paid from the port of Boston receipts . 2,500 00 

Total $409,000 00 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 126. 



127 



Item 



630 



631 



632 



Specials: 

For the construction of streets, railroads and piers 
for the development of land at South Boston and 
East Boston, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
thousand dollars, to be paid from the port of 
Boston receipts, the same to be in addition to any 
unexpended balances of appropriations heretofore 
made for this purpose ..... 

For expenses of dredging channels and filling marsh 
lands, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand 
dollars, to be paid from the port of Boston receipts, 
and to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose .... 

For dredging minor channels in Boston harbor, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, to be 
paid from the port of Boston receipts, and to be 
in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose ...... 

Total 



Specials. 



$25,000 00 



25,000 00 



25,000 00 
$75,000 00 



Service of the Department of Public Utilities. 

633 For personal services of the commissioners, a sum 

not exceeding thirty-six thousand dollars, of which 
simi one half shall be assessed upon the gas and 
electric light companies in accordance w'ith the 
provisions of law . . . . . . $36,000 00 

634 For personal services of secretaries, employees of the 

accounting department, engineering department 
and rate and tariff department, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-nine thousand four hundred and five 
dollars, of which sum eighty-two hundred ninety- 
two dollars and fifty cents shall be assessed upon 
the gas and electric light companies in accordance 
with the provisions of law .... 29,405 00 

635 For the inspection department, personal services, 

a sum not exceeding thirty-four thousand and 

twenty dollars 34,020 00 

636 For personal services of clerks, messengers and office 

assistants, a sum not exceeding ten thousand six 
hundred and twenty-five dollars, of which sum one 
half shall be assessed upon the gas and electric 
light companies in accordance with the provisions 
of law 10,625 00 

637 For personal services of the telephone and telegraph 

division, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 

five hundred and eighty dollars .... 12,580 00 

638 For personal services and expenses of legal assistants 

and experts, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

dollars 2,000 00 

639 For stenographic reports of hearings, a sum not ex- 

ceeding two thousand dollars .... 2,000 00 

640 For traveling expenses of the commissioners and em- 

plovees, a sum not exceeding five thousand dol- 
lars 5,000 00 

641 For services other than personal, printing the annual 

report, office supplies and equipment, a sum not 

exceeding sixty-five hundred dollars . . . 6,500 00 

642 For stenographic reports of evidence at inquests held 

in cases of death by accident on or about railroads, 

a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . 2,500 00 

Total $140,630 00 



Department of 
Public Utilities. 



128 



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Items to be 
assessed upon 
gas and elec- 
tric light 
companies. 



Item 



643 



644 



645 



646 



647 



The following items are to be assessed upon the 
gas and electric light companies: 

For personal services of the inspector of gas and gas 
meters, assistant inspectors and deputy inspectors 
of meters, a sum not exceeding nineteen thousand 
two hundred and fifty dollars .... 

For expenses of inspectors and deputies, including 
office rent, traveling and other necessary expenses 
of inspection, a sum not exceeding seventy-five 
hundred dollars ...... 

For services and expenses of expert assistants, as au- 
thorized by law, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
dollars ........ 

For other services, printing the annual report, for 
rent of offices and for necessary office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding sixty-five hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

For the examination and tests of electric meters, a 
sum not exceeding six hundred dollars 

Total 



$19,250 00 


7,500 00 


4,000 00 


6,500 00 


600 00 


$37,850 00 



Smoke 
Abatement. 



Smoke Abatement: 
648 For services and expenses in connection with the 
abatement of smoke in Boston and vicinity, under 
the direction and with the approval of the depart- 
ment of public utilities, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-five hundred dollars, the same to be as- 
sessed upon the cities and town of the district set 
forth in section one of chapter six hundred and 
fifty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and ten 



$7,500 00 



Sale of 
Securitiea. 



Sale of Securities: 

649 For personal services in administering the law rela- 

tive to the sale of securities, a sum not exceeding 

sixteen thousand one hundred and fifty dollars . 16,150 00 

650 For expenses other than personal in administering 

the law relative to the sale of securities, a sum not 

exceeding six thousand dollars .... 6,000 00 

Total $22,150 00 



Bunker Hill 
monument, 
etc., main- 
tenance. 



Boulevards 
and parkways. 



Miscellaneous. 

651 For the maintenance of Bunker Hill monument and 

the property adjacent, to be expended by the 
metropolitan district commission, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand dollars .... $10,000 00 
651a For the purpose of providing for a suitable observ- 
ance of the one hundredth anniversary of the lay- 
ing of the corner stone of Bunker Hill monument 
and the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of 
the battle of Bunker Hill, a sum not exceeding 
five thousand dollars . . . . . • 5,000 00 

652 For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with 

the approval of the metropolitan district commis- 
sion, a sum not exceeding two hundred twenty 
thousand five hundred dollars, representing the 
state's portion or one half of the estimated cost 
ojf maintenance, to be paid from the receipts from 
motor vehicle fees ...... 220,500 00 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 126. 



129 



Item 

653 



654 



655 



656 

657 
658 



659 



660 



661 



662 



663 



664 



For maintenance of Wellington bridge, with the ap- 
proval of the metropolitan district commission, a 
sum not exceeding thirty-eight hundred and 
seventy-five dollars ...... 



Wellington 
bridge. 



Total 



$3,875 00 
$239,375' 00 



Metropolitan District Commission. 



The following items are to be assessed upon the 
several districts in accordance with the methods 
fixed by law, and to be expended under the di- 
rection and with the approval of the metro- 
politan district commission: 

For maintenance of the Charles river basin, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred eighty-seven thousand 
five hundred dollars ...... 

For maintenance of park reservations, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seven hundred fifty-five thousand three 
hundred and ninety-four dollars 

For the expense of holding band concerts, a sum not 
exceeding twenty thousand dollars 

(This item omitted.) 

For services and expenses of the division of metro- 
poUtan planning, as authorized by chapter three 
hundred and ninety-nine of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand dollars .... 

For maintenance of the Nantasket beach reservation, 
a sum not exceeding seventy-eight thousand dol- 
lars ........ 

For maintenance of the Wellington bridge, a sum 
not exceeding eleven thousand six hundred and 
twenty-five dollars, the same to be in addition to 
the amount appropriated from the general fund . 

For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred seventeen thousand 
five hundred dollars, the same to be in addition 
to the amount appropriated by item 652 

For the construction of sidewalks in the Blue Hills 
Parkway, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars, 
of which sum three thousand dollars is to be paid 
from Metropolitan Parks Maintenance Fund, Bou- 
levards, and three thousand dollars from item six 
hundred and fifty-two ..... 

For the maintenance and operation of a system of 
sewage disposal for the north metropolitan sewer- 
age district, a sum not exceeding three hundred 
thirty-five thousand two hundred dollars 

(This item omitted.) 

Loan fund, sewer in Woburn and Winchester: 
For the purpose of completing the additional main 
sewer in Woburn and Winchester authorized by 
chapter five hundred and twenty-nine of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, and for the 
payment of land damages for takings for the ex- 
tension of-the Reading sewer authorized by chapter 
one hundred and sixty-one of the General Acts 
of nineteen hundred and nineteen, the metropoli- 
tan district commission may expend the balance 
of the proceeds of the bonds issued under chapter 
two hundred and fifteen of the General Acts of 
nineteen hundred and fifteen for lowering the 
Maiden river siphon. 



$187,500 00 

755,394 00 
20,000 00 



25,000 00 
78,000 00 

11,625 00 

217,500 00 

3,000 00 
335,200 00 



Metropolitan 

District 

Commission. 



Loan fund, 
sewer in 
Woburn and 
Winchester. 



130 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 126. 



South metro- 
politan sewer- 
age district, 
sewage 
disposal. 

Metropolitan 
water system. 



Item 
665 



666 



For the maintenance and operation of a system of 
sewage disposal for the south metropohtan sewer- 
age district, a sum not exceeding two hundred 
twenty-four thousand four hundred and twenty 
dollars ........ 

For the maintenance and operation of the metro- 
politan water system, a sum not exceeding seven 
hundred seventy-six thousand three hundred and 
twenty dollars ...... 



$224,420 00 



Total 



776,320 00 
$2,633,959 00 



Deficiencies. 



Deficiencies. 

For deficiencies in certain appropriations of 
previous years, in certain items, as follows: 



General Laws. 



General Laws. 

For printing the General Laws, a sum not exceeding 
six thousand dollars ...... 



$6,000 00 



Committee 
on State Ad- 
ministration. 



Committee on State Administration. 

For expenses of the committee on state administra- 
tion during the recess while investigating certain 
matters relative to tuberculosis, the sum of 
seventj'-six dollars and ninety-one cents 



76 91 



Judicial De- 
partment. 
Superior Coiu-t. 



Judicial Department. 
Superior Court: 
For travehng allowances and expenses, the sum of 
nine hundred eighty-five dollars and forty-four 
cents ........ 



985 44 



Services of 
certain Special 
Justices of 
District 
Courts. 



Services of Special Justices of District Courts: 
For reimbursing certain counties for compensation 
of certain special justices for services in holding 
sessions of district courts in place of the justice, 
while sitting in the superior court, as authorized by 
section four of chapter four hundred and sixty- 
nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, the sum of seven hundred nineteen dollars 
and three cents ...... 



719 03 



Probate and 

Insolvency 

Courts. 



Probate and Insolvency Courts: 
For the compensation of judges of probate when 
acting outside of their own county for other judges 
of probate, the sum of six hundred and fifty-five 
dollars ........ 



655 00 



Commission 
on Probation. 



Commission on Probation: 
For personal services of the deputy commissioner, 
clerks and stenographers, the sum of forty-seven 
dollars and forty-nine cents .... 



47 49 



Art Commis- 
sion. 



Art Commission. 

For expenses of the commission, the sum of one hun- 
dred seventy-three dollars and twenty-three cents 



173 23 



Secretary 
of the Com- 
monwealth. 



Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

For the purchase of copies of certain town records 
prior to eighteen hundred and fifty, the sum of 
five himdred sixty dollars ..... 



560 00 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 126. 



131 



Item 



Payments to Families of Deceased Firemen. 

For payment in accordance with law of such claims 
as may arise in consequence of the death of firemen, 
and of persons acting as firemen, from injuries 
received in the discharge of their duties, the sum 
of forty-five hundred dollars .... 



Payments 

to Families of 

Deceased 

Firemen. 



1,500 00 



Department of Conservation. 

Division of Forestry: 
For the suppression of the gypsy and brown tail 
moths, and for expenses incidental thereto, the 
sum of five hundred six dollars and forty-four 
cents ........ 



Department 
of Conserva- 
tion. 
Division 
506 44 of Forestry. 



Department of Public Utilities. 

The following item to be assessed upon the gas 
and electric light companies: 
For other services, printing the annual report, for 
rent of offices and for necessary office supplies and 
equipment, the sum of thirty-three hundred 
thirty-four dollars and fifty-six cents . 



Department 
of Public 
Utilities. 



3,334 56 



Damages by Wild Deer and Wild Moose. 

For the payment of damages caused by wild deer 
and wild moose, for the present year and previous 
years, as provided by law, the sum of eight hun- 
dred eleven dollars and sixty-five cents 



Damages by 
Wild Deer and 
Wild Moose. 



811 65 



Bounty on Seals. 

For bounties on seals, the sum of eighty-two dollars 
and fifty cents ...... 



Bounty 
82 50 on Seals. 



Department of Education. 

High School Tuition: 
For the reimbursement of certain towns for the pay- 
ment of tuition of pupils attending high schools 
outside the towns in which they reside, as provided 
by law, the sum of ninety-eight hundred fifty-three 
dollars and sixty-seven cents .... 9,853 67 

Transportation of High School Pupils: 
For the reimbursement of certain towns for the 
transportation of pupils attending high schools 
outside the towns in which they reside, as pro- 
vided by law, the sum of eight thousand seventy- 
six dollars and five cents ...... 8,076 05 

English Speaking Classes for Adults: 
For reimbursement of certain cities and towns, the 
sum of seventeen hundred forty-eight dollars and 
sixty-eight cents ...... 1,748 68 



Department 
of Education. 
High School 
Tuition. 



Transporta- 
tion of High 
School Pupils. 



English Speak- 
ing Classes 
for Adults. 



Department of Civil Service and Registration. 

Board of Dental Examiners: 
For other services, including printing the annual re- 
port, and for rent, traveling expenses, office sup- 
plies and equipment, the sum of one hundred fifty 
dollars ........ 



Department 
of Civil Serv- 
ice and Regia- 

1 en r\n t^ation. 

150 00 Board of 
Dental 
Examiners. 



132 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 127. 



Board of 
Registration 
in Pharmacy. 



Item 



Board of Registration in Pharmacy: 
For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, travehng expenses, office suppHes and 
equipment, the sum of ninety-four dollars and 
fifteen cents ....... 



$94 15 



Department 
of PubUc Wel- 
fare. 

Division of 
Child Guard- 
ianship. 



Department of Public Welfare. 

Division of Child Guardianship: 
For services other than personal, office supplies and 
equipment, the sum of thirty-seven dollars and 
seventy-seven cents ...... 



37 77 



Total . 

General Fund 
Metropolitan District 

Grand Total 



5,412 57 



$42,312,881 36 
2;633,959 00 

$44,946,840 36 



No payment 
to be made 
which exceeds 
allotment of 
expenditure 
made for cer- 
tain purposes. 

"Written ap- 
proval of gov- 
ernor and 
council re- 
quired for 
certain 
expenditures. 
Budget com- 
missioner to 
send copies of 
two foregoing 
sections to 
heads of de- 
partments, etc, 



Section 3. No payment shall be made or obligation incurred 
under the authority of an appropriation made for construction 
of public buildings under this act in cases where the bid for con- 
tracts, proposed for acceptance, exceeds the allotment of ex- 
penditure upon which the appropriation is based. 

Section 4. No expenditures in excess of appropriations pro- 
vided for under this act shall be incurred by any department or 
institution, except in cases of emergency, and then only upon 
the prior written approval of the governor and council. 

Section 5. The budget commissioner is hereby directed to 
send a copy of the two foregoing sections to each departmental, 
di\isional and institutional head immediately following the 
passage of this act. 

Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 21, 1924. 



ChaV.127 ^^ ^^'^ RELATIVE TO THE SALARY OF THE MAYOR OF THE CITY 

OF LYNN. 



1917, 340 
(S). §17, 
amended. 



City of Lynn, 
salary of 
mayor. 



Salary of 
members of 
council. 



Salary of 
mayor may be 
increased or 
diminished to 
take effect in 
1925. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section seventeen of chapter three hundred and 
forty of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen is 
hereby amended by striking out, in the third line, the words 
" thirty-five hundred " and inserting in place thereof the words : — 
five thousand, — so as to read as follows : — Section 1 7. The 
mayor shall receive in full compensation for all services to the 
city such salary, not exceeding five thousand dollars a year, as 
the city council by ordinance shall determine, which shall not 
be increased or diminished during the term for which he is 
elected. The council may, by yea and nay vote, establish a 
salary for its members, not exceeding five hundred dollars a year, 
which shall not be increased or diminished to take effect during 
the current municipal year. 

Section 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of said section 
seventeen as amended by section one of this act, the salary of 
the mayor of the city of Lynn may be increased or diminished 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 128, 129, 130. 133 

in the manner therein provided within the hmit of amount 
therein contained to take effect in the year nineteen hundred . 
and twenty-five. Approved March 21, 1924- 

An Act providing for uniting interests in connection Chap. 12S 

WITH the taxation OF LEGACIES AND SUCCESSIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter sixty-five of the General Laws, as G. l. 65, § i, 
amended by chapter three hundred and forty-seven and by sec- ^ °' ^'^^'^ 
tion one of chapter four hundred and three both of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby further amended 
by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: — 
All property and interests therein which shall pass from a de- Uniting of 
cedent to the same beneficiary by any one or more of the methods cqnnectio'n 
hereinbefore specified and all beneficial interests which shall ^*ie l^cies'and 
accrue in the manner hereinbefore provided to such beneficiary successions. 
on account of the death of such decedent shall be united and 
treated as a single interest for the purpose of determining the 
tax hereunder. Approved March 2 J,, 1924. 

An Act relative to the liability of innholders for loss Chap. 129 

OF property. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section ten of chapter one hundred and forty of the General 9\q'1^' a j 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the fourth line, 
the words "one thousand" and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — five hundred, — so as to read as follows: — Section Liability of 
10. An innholder shall not be liable for losses sustained by a ioMofprop-°' 
guest except of wearing apparel, articles worn or carried on the ®''*y- 
person, personal baggage and money necessary for traveling ex- 
penses and personal use, nor shall such guest recover of an inn- 
holder more than five hundred dollars as damages for any such 
loss; but an innholder shall be liable in damages to an amount 
not exceeding three thousand dollars for the loss of money, 
jewels and ornaments of a guest specially deposited for safe 
keeping, or offered to be so deposited, with such innholder, person 
in charge at the office of the inn, or other agent of such innholder 
authorized to receive such deposit. This section shall not affect Special con- 
the innholder's liability under any special contract for other 
property deposited with him for safe keeping after being fully 
informed of its nature and value, nor increase his liability in 
case of loss by fire or overwhelming force beyond that specified 
in the following section. Approved March 24, 1924. 

An Act prohibiting the having in possession of a ferret Chav 130 
without a permit from the director of fisheries and 

GAME. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the General Laws, as G. L. i3i, 
amended in section forty-eight by section two of chapter ninety- Imfiled.' 



134 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 131, 



Hares and 
rabbits not to 
be trapped, 
etc. 



Permits to 
have ferrets in 
possession, etc. 



Penalty. 



nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby 
further amended by striking out said section forty-eight and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: — Section 48. No person 
shall remove or attempt to remove a hare or a rabbit from any 
hole in the ground, stone wall, from under any ledge, stone, log 
or tree, and, except as provided in the following section, no 
person shall take or kill a hare or a rabbit by a trap or net, or 
for that purpose construct or set a trap or net or use a ferret; 
and no person shall have in possession a ferret without a permit. 
The director may upon application issue to a person a permit 
authorizing him to have ferrets in his possession, and may revoke 
said permit at any time if he has reason to believe that said 
ferrets are kept or used by him for hunting hares or rabbits. 
The possession of a ferret in a place where hares or rabbits might 
be taken or killed shall be prima facie evidence that the person 
having the ferret in possession has used it for taking and killing 
hares or rabbits contrary to law. Ferrets used or had in posses- 
sion in violation hereof shall be confiscated. Whoever, except 
as provided in section fifty, violates this section shall be punished 
by a fine of not less than five nor more than fifty dollars. 

Approved March 24, 1924. 



C/ia». 131 -^N ^^'^ REQUIRING CERTAIN CLERKS OF COURTS TO MAKE 
ANNUAL RETURNS OF CASES TO THE STATE SECRETARY. 



G. L. 221, § 24, 
amended. 

Certain clerks 
of courts to 
make annual 
returns of 
cases to state 
secretary. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and twenty-one of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out section twenty-four and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following: — Section 24- The clerks of 
the courts for the several counties and the clerks of the superior 
court for civil and for criminal business in Suffolk county shall 
annually in July make returns for the last preceding year ending 
June thirtieth to the state secretary upon suitable blank forms 
provided by him, setting forth, as to civil cases, the number of 
jury cases, of jury waived cases, of equity cases and of divorce 
cases, pending at the beginning of each year in the superior 
court for their respective counties, the number of each of said 
four classes of cases entered during the year, the number of cases 
of each class actually tried during the year, the number of cases 
of each class disposed of during the year by agreement of the 
parties or by order of the court, the number of cases of each 
class remaining untried, at the end of the year, the number of 
cases wherein the verdict of the jury has been set aside by the 
court on the ground that it was excessive and the number of 
days during which the court has sat in their respective counties 
for the hearing of each of said four classes of cases; and, as to 
criminal cases, the number of such cases pending at the beginning 
of each year in the superior court for their respective counties, 
the number of indictments returned during the year, the number 
of appealed criminal cases entered during the year, the number 
of such cases actually tried during the year, the number of cases 
disposed of without trial during the year, the number of such 
cases remaining untried at the end of the year, the number of 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 132, 133. 135 

Such cases wherein a new trial has been ordered and the number 
of days during which the court has sat in their respective counties 
for the hearing of such cases. Approved March £4, 1924- 

An Act authorizing the Portsmouth poaver company, C}iap.\'^2 

OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, TO FURNISH ELECTRICITY AT THE STATE 
LINE TO STREET RAILWAY OR ELECTRIC COMPANIES IN THIS 
COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter five hundred and two of the acts of nine- 1902 502, § 1, 
teen hundred and two is hereby amended by striking out section '^"*^° 
one and inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 1 . p"^^™^^!^. 
The Portsmouth Power Company, formerly the Rockingham pany, of New 
County Light and Power Company, incorporated under the ^a^Fum^sh 
laws of New Hampshire, is hereby authorized to furnish at any ^l^^^^'^ljjfj" 
point or points at the state line between the state of New Hamp- or electric 
shire and the commonwealth of Massachusetts, electricity to M^ggacWtts. 
any street railway or electric company which may be operating 
in this commonwealth; but said company shall not be authorized 
to furnish electricity to any person, firm or corporation other 
than such a street railway or electric company. 

Section 2. Neither the enactment of this act nor the pro- Rights, etc., 
visions thereof shall be held to affect or impair the rights or compares 
powers of any electric company in this commonwealth. not affected. 

Approved March 24, 1924. 

An Act relative to appeals under ordinances or by- (7/ici7}.133 

LAWS LIMITING BUILDINGS TO SPECIFIED ZONES OR DIS- 
TRICTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter forty of the General Laws is hereby amended by in- o. l. 40, new 
serting after section twenty-seven the following new section : — §^27.°'^ ^^*^' 
Section 27 A. A board of appeals designated or appointed under Board of 
the preceding section may vary the application of any by-law ^ay vary**'' 
or ordinance adopted under section twenty-five in specific cases application of 
wherein its enforcement would involve practical difficulty or un- limiting' buiid- 
necessary hardship and wherein desirable relief may be granted g^f z*one^®or" 
without substantially derogating from the intent and purpose districts. 
of such by-law or ordinance, but not otherwise. No such variance 
shall be authorized except by the unanimous decision of the 
entire membership of the board, rendered upon a written petition 
addressed to the board and after a public hearing thereon, of 
which notice shall be mailed to the petitioner and to the owners 
of all property deemed by the board to be affected thereby as 
they appear on the most recent local tax list and also advertised 
in a newspaper published in the city or town. The board shall pro°°eedings, 
cause to be made a detailed record of all its proceedings relative etc. 
to such petition, which record shall set forth the reasons for its 
decision, the vete of each member participating therein, and the 
absence of a member or his failure to vote. Such record, im- 
mediately following the board's final decision, shall be filed in 



136 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 134, 135, 136. 



Aggrieved 
persons may 
petition 
supreme 
judicial court, 
etc. 



No costs 
unless, etc. 



the office of the city or town clerk and shall be open to public 
inspection, and notice of such decision shall be mailed forthwith 
to each party in interest as aforesaid. Any person aggrieved by 
a decision of the board of appeals, whether previously a party 
to the proceeding or not, or any municipal officer or board, may, 
within fifteen days after the entry of such decision, bring a 
petition in the supreme judicial court for a writ of certiorari to 
correct errors of law therein, and the provisions of section four 
of chapter two hundred and forty-nine shall, except as herein 
provided, apply to said petition. No costs shall be allowed 
against the board unless the court finds that it acted with gross 
negligence or in bad faith. Approved March 24, 1924. 



G. L. 221, § 40, 
amended. 



Removal of 
attorneys at 
law. 



C/iax).134 An Act relative to the removal of attorneys at law. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and twenty-one of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out section forty and inserting in 
place thereof the following : — Section 40. An attorney may be 
removed by the supreme judicial or superior court for deceit, 
mal-practice or other gross misconduct, and shall also be liable 
in damages to the person injured thereby, and to such other 
punishment as may be provided by law. "Whenever a petition is 
filed for the removal of an attorney, the proceedings thereafter 
shall be conducted by an attorney to be designated by the court. 
The expenses of the inquiry and proceedings in either court shall 
be paid as in criminal prosecutions in the superior court. 

Approved March 24, 1924. 



Chap. 135 An Act relative to preliminary elections for the nomi- 
nation OF CANDIDATES FOR ELECTIVE MUNICIPAL OFFICE IN 
THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

There shall be placed upon the ballot to be used at the next 
state election in the city of Cambridge the following question : — 
" Shall sections forty-four A to forty-four G, inclusive, of chapter 
forty-three of the General Laws, relative to the nomination by 
preliminary elections of candidates for elective municipal offices 
in cities governed under a standard form of city charter, be ac- 
cepted by the city of Cambridge?" If a majority of the voters 
voting thereon in said city vote in the affirmative, said sections 
shall thereupon take effect therein. Approved March 25, 1924- 



Referendum 
as to prelimi- 
nary elections 
for nomination 
of candidates 
for elective 
municipal 
oflBce in city 
of Cambridge. 



C/iaX).136 -^N ^C'r RELATIVE TO THE LIGHTING OF PUBLIC HALLS AND 
MAIN STAIRWAYS IN CERTAIN TENEMENT HOUSES IN THE CITY 
OF BOSTON. 



1907, 550, § 45, 
etc., amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter five hundred and fifty of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and seven, as amended in section forty-five by section ten 
of chapter seven hundred and eighty-two of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fourteen, by section four of chapter three hundred 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 136. 137 

and fifty-two of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and fifteen, 
by sections one and two of chapter four hundred and forty of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty, by section seven of 
chapter two hundred and eighty-nine and by chapter four hun- 
dred and seventj'-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
one, is hereby further amended by striking out said section forty- 
five, and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 1^5. Building laws 
Every house for habitation, except a single family dwelling, Boston, 
hereafter erected more than three stories in height or covering 
an area of more than thirty-five hundred square feet shall have 
a staircase designated by the commissioner, of incombustible staircases in 
material extending from the entrance to the roof and with a etc!^''' ^°"^^^' 
pent house constructed of incombustible material. And the said 
staircase shall not extend below the entrance floor level, except 
as an exit to the outside and shall have no opening into base- 
ment or cellar and shall be enclosed in walls constructed of in- 
combustible material. In addition to the above staircase, all 
such buildings shall have a staircase enclosed as described in sec- 
tion forty-seven. All door openings from all stair enclosures 
shall have metal or metal covered self-closing doors and metal 
or metal covered fi-ames. Public halls therein shall be at least ^"V^'° ^^".^ 
three feet wide in the clear and stairs shall be at least three feet certain houses, 
wide between the wall and the stair rail. '^'^*^' ^*''- 

Each stairway shall have an entrance on the entrance floor stairways to 
from a street or alley or open passageway or from an outer court, gfj^® entrance, 
or from an inner court which connects directly with a street or 
alley or open passageway. All stairs shall be constructed with stairs, rise, 
a rise of not more than eight inches, and with treads not less ^^'^■ 
than nine inches wide and not less than three feet long in the 
clear. Where winders are used all treads at a point eighteen 
inches from the strings on the wall side shall be at least ten 
inches wide. 

In every tenement house all stairways shall be provided with stairways in 
proper balusters and railings kept in good repair. No public houses to have 
hall or stairs in a tenement house shall be reduced in width so balusters, etc. 
as to be less than the minimum width prescribed in this section. 

In all tenement houses of second and third class construction. Certain tene- 
hereafter erected, being more than three stories high and con- to^hav'Tauto- 
taining more than ten suites, the basements or cellars, kitchen- matic sprink- 
ettes, stairway enclosures and elevator, light, ventilating and 
dumb-waiter shafts shall be provided with a system of automatic 
sprinklers approved as to situation, arrangement and efficiency 
by the building commissioner. The building commissioner may 
require the basement or cellar of a tenement house of first class 
construction, more than three stories high and containing more 
than ten suites, where in his opinion a fire hazard exists, to be 
equipped with a system of automatic sprinklers approved by 
him as to situation, arrangement and efficiency. 

Basements or cellars in existing tenement houses of second Certain base- 

. , . ° , , . , . , ments or cellar? 

and third class construction, being more than three stories high to have 
and containing more than ten suites, shall be provided with a ^^" *'"' ^ "' 
system of automatic sprinklers approved as to situation, arrange- 
ment and efficiency by the building commissioner. The building 



138 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 137. 



Waiver of 
provisions in 
certain cases. 



Lighting of 
public halls 
and main 
stairways in 
certain tene- 
ment houses. 



Elevator, etc., 
shafts and 
stairways to 
be enclosed, 
etc. 



commissioner may in his discretion also require that all doors 
leading from rear stairway enclosures on each floor of such tene- 
ment houses shall be suitably protected by fire proofing material. 

In existing tenement houses of first, second and third class 
construction more than three stories high and containing more 
than ten suites, where the first floor is of first class construction 
and in any such tenement house in which any stairway, en- 
closure, elevator, light, ventilating or dumb-waiter shaft is fire- 
proof, as defined in section thirty-three, as amended by section 
fourteen of chapter one hundred and seventy-nine of the Special 
Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen, the commissioner may 
waive the provisions of this section in respect to automatic 
sprinklers, except in cases, where, in his opinion, a fire hazard 
exists. 

Public halls and main stairways in all tenement houses, now 
existing or hereafter erected, three stories or more in height 
and accommodating four or more families who are served by a 
common main stairway and hall shall be provided with proper 
and sufficient lights to be kept lighted during the night. The 
words "main stairway", as used in this section, shall mean the 
staircase so designated by the building commissioner. 

In cA'ery tenement house now or hereafter existing which is 
more than three stories high and has more than eight suites, all 
elevator, vent and dumb-waiter shafts and stairways shall be 
enclosed in the basement or cellar by masonry walls not less 
than eight inches thick, or by two-inch solid metal and plaster 
partitions with fireproof self-closing doors. 

Approved March 25, 1924. 



Chap.lS7 An Act relative to listing and registering voters in 

THE TOWN OF WATERTOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and eight of the General Acts of nine- 
teen hundred and nineteen, as amended by section one of chapter 
eighty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, is 
hereby further amended by striking out section twelve and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: — Section 12. If a person, 
twenty years of age or upward, resident in said Watertown on 
the first day of April as of which said lists were made, was not 
listed by the board, he sh^ll, in order to establish his right to be 
listed, appear before the board of assessors at such time as it 
may designate, the members of which are hereby authorized to 
administer oaths for this purpose, and present under oath a 
statement in writing that he was on said day a resident of said 
town, giving his name, age and occupation, and his residence on 
said first day of April and on the first day of April in the pre- 
ceding year. 

A person, twenty years of age or upward, who becomes a resi- 
dent of said town after the first day of April as of which said 
lists were made and desires to be listed, shall appear before any 
member of the board of assessors, who is hereby authorized to 
administer oaths for this purpose, and present under oath a 
statement in writing that he became a resident of said town at 



1919, 108 
(G), § 12, 
etc., amended. 



Listing and 
registering 
voters in town 
of Watertown. 



Residents on 
April first and 
not previously 
listed, etc. 



Persons 
becoming resi- 
dents after 
April first, 
etc. 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 138. 139 

least six months immediately preceding the election at which 
he claims the right to vote, giving his name, age and occupation, 
his residence on said first day of April, on the first day of April 
in the preceding year, and on such other dates as said board 
may require. 

If the board of assessors, after investigation, is satisfied that Board of 
such statements are true, it shall give the applicant a certificate give certificate 
that he was a resident of said town on the first day of April as ||n°e!^e\'c 
of which said lists were made or a certificate that he became a 
resident at least six months immediately preceding the election, 
as the case may be, which certificate shall state his name, age 
and occupation, and his residence on said first day of April, on j 

the first day of April in the preceding year, and, if he became a 
resident of said town as aforesaid, his residence on the other 
dates above required; but no such application shall be received, 
and no such person shall be listed or be given such certificate, 
later than the close of registration preceding the state or mu- 
nicipal election. The board shall also forthwith transmit to the Transmission 
registrars of voters the names of all persons receiving such per^oM^?^^ 
certificates, together with their residences on the several dates cltgg'^fo^r'lf-'i 
as appearing in their certificates. The board shall not, after the trars of voters, 
last day for making the said application before a state election, ^^°' 
receive an application until after the election. 

In every place where oaths are administered for the purpose Copy of 
of listing, the board of assessors shall post in a conspicuous place prescribingi 
a copy of section seven of chapter fifty-six of the General Laws, ^osfedyete.*^^ 
printed on white paper with black ink, in type not less than one 
quarter of an inch wide. Approved March 25, 1924. 

An Act authorizing the town of w^estford to borrow (JJ^j) ^38 
money for school purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a new school Jo°TmS7^^^^' 
building and for the purchase of original equipment and furnish- borrow money 
ings for said building, the town of Westford may borrow from pu'rposes. 
time to time, wdthin a period of five years from the passage of 
this act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the 
aggregate, seventy-five thousand dollars, and may issue bonds 
or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, West- Westford 
ford School Loan, Act of 1924. Each authorized issue shall Act°of 1924?' 
constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not 
more than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall be 
authorized under this section unless a sum equal to an amount 
not less than ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted for 
the same purpose to be raised by the tax levy of the year when 
authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in 
excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as provided herein, 
be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive 
of the proviso inserted in section seven of said chapter by chapter 
thi'ee hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-three. 

Section 2, This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 27, 1924. 



140 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 139, 140, 141. 



Chap. 1S9 An Act relative to certain elections held following 

A REDI VISION OF A CITY INTO WARDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section four of chapter fifty-four of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out, in the first fine, the word 
" second ", so as to read as follows : — Section 4- For all elections 
held prior to the biennial state primary following a redivision 
of a city into wards, and for the assessment of taxes prior to 
such primary, the wards as existing previous to such redivision 
shall continue, and for such purposes the election officers shall 
be appointed and hold office, and voting lists shall be prepared, 
and all other things required by law shall be done, as if no such 
redivision had been made. For all other purposes the new 
division shall take effect on December thirty-first of the year 
when made. Approved March 27, 1924. 



G. L. 54, § 4, 
amended. 

New divisions 
of cities into 
wards, when 
to take effect, 
etc. 



Chav.XAQ An Act authorizing the city of medford to borrow money 

FOR school PURPOSES. 



City of Med- 
ford may 
borrow money 
for school 
purposes. 



Medford 
School Loan, 
Act of 1924. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing school buildings, 
including the cost of the original equipment and furnishings of 
such buildings, or for the construction of additions to school 
buildings, such additions to increase the floor space of such 
buildings, including the cost of the original equipment and 
furnishings of such additions, the city of Medford may borrow 
from time to time, within a period of five years from the passage 
of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in 
the aggregate, three hundred thousand dollars, and may issue 
bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, 
Medford School Loan, Act of 1924. Each authorized issue shall 
constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not 
more than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall be 
authorized under this section unless a sum equal to an amount 
not less than ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted for 
the same purpose to be raised by the tax levy of the year when 
authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in 
excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as pro\aded 
herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, 
exclusive of the proviso inserted in section seven of said chapter 
by chapter three hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 28, 1924. 



Chap. 14:1 An Act relative to the separation and purification by 

THE CITY OF WORCESTER OF ITS SEWAGE BEFORE ITS DIS- 
CHARGE into BLACKSTONE RIVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L Chapter one hundred and seventy-one of the 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen is hereby amended 



1919, 171 
amended. 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 142. 141 

by striking out section one and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 1. The city of Worcester shall, before the City of 
first day of July, nineteen hundred and twenty-five, remove ^plrate^Ind 
from its sewage, before it is discharged into Blackstone river, P^^^^^'^^f ^ 
the offensive and polluting properties and substances therein, discharge into 
so that after its discharge into said river, either directly or ^^3^^^*°"^^ 
through its tributaries, it shall not create a nuisance or endanger 
the public health. The city shall have power to take, or to 
acquire by purchase or otherwise, any lands, water rights, w^ter 
privileges, rights of way or easements in the said city or in the 
town of Millbury, necessary for the establishment of a system 
of sewage disposal. The city shall, on or before the first day of New sewage 
October, nineteen hundred and nineteen, begin the work of con- plant, 
structing a new sewage disposal plant in accordance with plans 
to be approved by the department of public health, and shall 
complete said work on or before the first day of July, nineteen 
hundred and twenty -five. For the purpose aforesaid, the city Expenditures, 
shall, before the first day of April, nineteen hundred and twenty, ®"'' 
expend not less than one hundred thousand dollars, and not less 
than two hundred thousand dollars each year thereafter until 
the said plant is completed. Failure on the part of the city to 
comply with the provisions of this section shall be prima facie 
evidence of negligence on its part in any action for nuisance or 
damages brought against the city on account of its sewage dis- 
posal. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 28, 1924. 



An Act changing the name of the boston normal school Chav. 14:2 
TO the teachers college of the city of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The public school called the Boston Normal ^^^^^^^ 
School and maintained by the school committee of the city of Normal School 
Boston under authority of chapter one hundred and sixty-seven ThTf^eachers 
of the acts of eighteen hundred and seventy-four shall hereafter ^il^^zl Boa^* 
be known as The Teachers College of the City of Boston; and ton. 
said school committee shall have the same power to maintain 
and conduct said college as it now has to maintain and conduct 
the Boston Normal School. 

Section 2. Said school committee shall have the same au- Granting of 
thority to grant degrees under chapter two hundred and seventy- ^^^grees. 
three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two to grad- 
uates of The Teachers College of the City of Boston that it now 
has in respect to graduates of the Boston Normal School. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 28, 1924- 



142 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 143, 144. 



Board of 
park commis- 
sioners in city 
of Lynn may 
let, etc., 
certain con- 
cessions, etc., 
to be exercised 
on public 
playgrounds, 
etc. 

Disposition of 
revenue. 



Proposals to 
be in\ited, etc. 



Chap. 143 An Act authorizing the board of park commissioners 

OF THE CITY OF LYNN TO LET OR ISSUE CERTAIN CONCESSIONS, 
PRIVILEGES AND PERMITS TO BE EXERCISED ON PUBLIC PLAY- 
GROUNDS AND PARKS IN SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of park commissioners of the city of 
Lynn, which term as used in this act shall include its successors, 
may let concessions and privileges on the public playgrounds 
and parks in said city, and may permit the sale of refreshments 
or the sale or rental of such other articles as it may determine 
on the said playgrounds and parks, by such person or persons, 
under such terms, at such rent, and upon such conditions, as 
said board may deem proper. The money received therefor, 
and all other revenue received from the use of playgrounds and 
parks, shall be paid into the treasury of said city and appro- 
priated and expended for the purchase, development or main- 
tenance of public playgrounds and public parks in said city. 
No concession or privilege shall be let, nor shall any permit be 
issued for the sale of refreshments or the sale or rental of other 
articles, b}' the board of park commissioners, unless proposals 
therefor have been invited by advertisement once a week for at 
least two consecutive weeks in at least one newspaper published 
in the city, the last publication to be at least one week before 
the time specified for the opening of the proposals. Such ad- 
vertisements shall state the time and place for opening such 
proposals, all of which shall be opened in public before the board 
of park commissioners, and shall reserve to the board of park 
commissioners the right to reject any or all proposals. 

Section 2. Whoever, except as authorized by a concession, 
privilege or permit let or issued under section one, sells, keeps 
or offers for sale on any public playground or park in said city 
refreshments or any other article covered by any such con- 
cession, privilege or permit, or exercises any other right granted 
thereby, shall be punished by a fine of not more than twenty 
dollars. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 28, 1924. 

ChaV 144 ^ -^^^ VALIDATING CERTAIN CERTIFICATES OF NOMINATION 
AND NOMINATION PAPERS FOR TOWN OFFICERS IN THE TOWN 
OF NORTHBRIDGE. 



Penalty for 
exercising con- 
cessions, etc., 
without au- 
thority. 



Validation of 
certain certifi- 
cates of nomi- 
nation, etc., 
for town 
officers in 
town of 
Northbridge. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. No certificate of nomination for town ofiicers to 
be voted on at the current annual town meeting in the town of 
Northbridge which was filed with the town clerk on the twentieth 
day of March in the current year, and no nomination paper for 
such an office filed with said clerk on the twenty-first day of said 
March, shall be invalid by reason of not having been filed with 
said clerk within the time prescribed by section ten of chapter 
fifty-three of the General Laws. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 28, 1924. 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 145. 143 



An Act to require the prompt payment of the wages of nh^jj. 14^ 

MUSICIANS AND OF CERTAIN CASUAL EMPLOYEES. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and forty-nine of the General Laws, as g.<l.«149, 
amended in section one hundred and forty-eight by chapter |mended°"' 
fifty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one and by 
chapter one hundred and thirty-six of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-three, is hereby further amended by striking 
out said section one hundred and forty-eight and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Section 148. Every person en- Weekly pay- 
gaged in carrying on in a city a hotel or club, and every person CfTe'rtain ^^^^ 
engaged in carrying on within the commonwealth a theater, employees. 
moving picture house, dance hall, factory, workshop, manu- 
facturing, mechanical or mercantile establishment, mine, quarry, 
railroad or street railway, or telephone, telegraph, express, 
transportation or water company, or in the erection, alteration, 
repair or removal of any building or structure, or the construc- 
tion or repair of any railroad, street railway, road, bridge, sewer, 
gas, water or electric light works, pipes or lines, shall pay weekly 
each employee engaged in his business, and every person 
employing musicians, janitors, porters or watchmen shall pay 
weekly each such employee, the wages earned by him to within 
six days of the date of said payment if employed for slx days in 
a week or to within seven days of the date of said payment if 
employed seven days in the week, or, in the case of an employee 
who has worked for a period of less than six days, hereinafter 
called a casual emploj'^ee, shall, within seven days after the ter- 
mination of such period, pay the wages earned by such casual 
employee during such period; but any employee leaving his When certain 
employment shall be paid in full on the following regular pay Ih^nlfeTaid 
day; and any employee discharged from such employment in full. 
shall be paid in full on the day of his discharge, or in Boston 
as soon as the laws requiring pay rolls, bills and accounts to be 
certified shall have been complied with; and the commonwealth, 
its departments, officers, boards and commissions shall so pay 
every mechanic, workman and laborer employed by it or them, 
and every person employed by it or them in any penal or chari- 
table institution, and every county and city shall so pay every 
employee engaged in its business the wages or salary earned 
by him, unless such mechanic, workman, laborer or employee 
requests in writing to be paid in a different manner; and every 
town shall so pay each employee in its business if so required 
by him ; but an employee absent from his regular place of labor when em- 
at a time fixed for payment shall be paid thereafter on demand, pa'id^on de^^ 
This section shall not apply to an employee of a co-operative mand. 
corporation or association if he is a stockholder therein unless 
he requests such corporation to pay him weekly, nor to casual 
employees as hereinbefore defined employed by the common- 
wealth or by a county, city or town. The department of public Exemptions 
utilities, after hearing, may exempt any railroad corporation of^pubHo*™^'^* 
from paying weekly any of its employees if it appears that such ^^tiiities. 
employees prefer less frequent payments, and that their interests 
and the interests of the public will not suffer thereby. No person 



144 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 146, 147. 



No exemptions shall by a Special contract with an employee or by any other 

contract^ means exempt himself from this section or section one hundred 

Penalty. and fifty. Whoever \dolates this section shall be punished by a 

fine of not less than ten nor more than fifty dollars. 



Approved March 28, 1924. 



G. L. 164, 

§ 97, amended. 



Consolidation 
of electric 
and hydro- 
electric com- 
panies. 



C/iap.l46 An Act relative to the taxation of certain electric 

COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section ninety-seven of chapter one hundred 
and sixty-four of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking 
out all after the word "chapter" in the twenty-fourth line, so 
as to read as follows : — Section 97. An electric company may, 
subject to the four following sections, from time to time purchase 
or acquire any or all of the property of any domestic or foreign 
corporation or association owning or operating a water storage 
reservoir or hydro-electric plant with which the lines of the said 
first mentioned electric company are actually connected, or 
owning and operating lines for the transmission of electricity 
within or without the commonwealth with which the lines of 
said first named electric company are actually connected; and 
any such domestic or foreign corporation or association may, 
subject to the four following sections, the charter thereof and 
the laws of the state under which such corporation or association, 
if a foreign corporation or association, is organized, so far as 
applicable, sell any or all of its property' to said first mentioned 
electric company, or consolidate or merge with said first men- 
tioned electric company, or merge and consolidate its capital 
stock and property with said first mentioned electric company; 
but no such purchase and sale or merger and consolidation shall 
be valid or binding until the same and the terms thereof shall 
have been approved, at meetings called therefor, by vote of at 
least two thirds in interest of the stockholders of each of the 
contracting parties, and until the department, after notice and 
a public hearing, shall have approved the same and the terms 
thereof as consistent with the public interest; provided, that 
such electric company shall not exercise in this commonwealth 
any powers, rights, locations, licenses or privileges or any fran- 
chise so acquired which cannot be lawfully exercised by electric 
companies under this chapter. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect as of March thirty-first, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-four. 

Approved March 28, 1924'. 



Approval by 
stockholders 
and depart- 
ment of public 
utilities. 



Proviso. 



Time of 
taking effect. 



Chap. 14:7 An Act concerning fraudulent conveyances and to make 

UNIFORM THE LAW RELATING THERETO. 



G. L., new 
chapter after 
chapter 109. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The General Laws are hereby amended by in- 
serting after chapter one hundred and nine the following new 
chapter, to be numbered one hundred and nine A and to be 
entitled " Fraudulent Transfers of Real and Personal Property " : 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 147. 145 

Chapter 109A. 
Fraudulent transfers of real and personal property. 

Section 1. In this chapter "Assets" of a debtor means Uniform 
property not exempt from liabihty for his debts. To the extent conviyance 
that any property is liable for any debts of the debtor, such prop- '^w- 
erty shall be included in his assets. 

"Conveyance" includes every payment of money, assign- Definitions, 
ment, release, transfer, lease, mortgage or pledge of tangible or 
intangible property, and also the creation of any lien or in- 
cumbrance. 

"Creditor" is a person having any claim, whether matured 
or unmatured, liquidated or unliquidated, absolute, fixed or 
contingent. 

"Debt" includes any legal liabihty, whether matured or un- 
matured, liquidated or unliquidated, absolute, fixed or contin- 
gent. 

Section 2. (1) A person is insolvent within the meaning of insolvency. 
this chapter when the present fair salable value of his assets is 
less than the amount that will be required to pay his probable 
liability on his existing debts as they become absolute and 
matured. 

(2) In determining whether a partnership is insolvent within 
the meaning of this chapter there shall be added to the partner- 
ship property the present fair salable value of the separate assets 
of each general partner in excess of the amount probably sufficient 
to meet the claims of his separate creditors, and also the amount 
of any unpaid subscription to the partnership of each limited 
partner, provided the present fair salable value of the assets Proviso. 
of such limited partner is probably sufficient to pay his debts, 
including such unpaid subscription. 

Section 3. Fair consideration is given for property or obli- Faircon- 

gation — sideration. 

(o) When in exchange for such property or obligation, as a 
fair equivalent therefor, and in good faith, property is conveyed 
or an antecedent debt is satisfied, or 

(6) When such property or obligation is received in good faith 
to secure a present advance or antecedent debt in amount not 
disproportionately small as compared with the value of the 
property or obligation obtained. 

Section 4- Every conveyance made and every obligation Conveyances ' 
incurred by a person who is or will be thereby rendered insolvent ^^ ^solvent. 
is fraudulent as to creditors without regard to his actual intent 
if the conveyance is made or the obligation is incurred without a 
fair consideration. 

Section 5. Every conveyance made without fair considera- Conveyances 
tion when the person making it is engaged or is about to engage busmess.'^^ "* 
in a business or transaction, for which the property remaining 
in his hands after the conveyance is an unreasonably small 
capital, is fraudulent as to creditors and as to other persons who 
become creditors during the continuance of such business or 
transaction, without regard to his actual intent. 



146 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 147. 



Conveyances 
by a person 
about to 
incur debts. 



Conveyances 
made with 
intent to 
defraud. 



Conveyances 
of partnership 
property. 



Rights of 
creditors 
whose claims 
have matured. 



Rights of 
creditors 
whose claims 
have not 
matured. 



Rules for cases 
not provided 
for in act. 



Construction 
of act. 



Section 6. Every conveyance made and every obligation 
incurred without fair consideration when the person making the 
conveyance or entering into the obligation intends or believes 
that he will incur debts beyond his ability to pay as they mature 
is fraudulent as to both present and future creditors. 

Section 7. Every conveyance made and every obligation 
incurred with actual intent, as distinguished from intent pre- 
sumed in law, to hinder, delay or defraud either present or 
future creditors, is fraudulent as to both present and future 
creditors. 

Section 8. Every conveyance of partnership property and 
every partnership obligation incurred when the partnership is 
or will be thereby rendered insolvent, is fraudulent as to part- 
nership creditors, if the conveyance is made or obligation is 
incurred — 

(a) To a partner, whether with or without a promise by him 
to pay partnership debts, or 

(6) To a person not a partner without fair consideration to 
the partnership as distinguished from consideration to the in- 
dividual partners. 

Section 9. (1) Where a conveyance or obligation is fraudu- 
lent as to a creditor, such creditor, when his claim has matured, 
may, as against any person except a purchaser for fair considera- 
tion without knowledge of the fraud at the time of the purchase, 
or one who has derived title immediately or mediately from 
such a purchaser — 

(a) Have the conveyance set aside or obligation annulled to 
the extent necessary to satisfy his claim, or 

(b) Disregard the conveyance and attach or levy execution 
upon the property convej'^ed. 

(2) A purchaser who without actual fraudulent intent has 
given less than a fair consideration for the conveyance or obliga- 
tion may retain the property or obligation as security for re- 
payment. 

Section 10. Where a conveyance made or obligation incurred 
is fraudulent as to a creditor whose claim has not matured, he 
may proceed in the supreme judicial or superior court against 
any person against whom he could have proceeded had his claim 
matured, and the court may — 

(a) Restrain the defendant from disposing of his property, 

(6) Appoint a receiver to take charge of the property, 

(c) Set aside the conveyance or annul the obligation, or 

{d) Make any order which the circumstances of the case may 
require. 

Section 11. In any case not provided for in this chapter the 
rules of law and equity, including the law merchant, and in 
particular the rules relating to the law of principal and agent, 
and the effect of fraud, misrepresentation, duress or coercion, 
mistake, bankruptcy or other invalidating cause shall govern. 

Section 12. This chapter shall be so interpreted and con- 
strued as to effectuate its general purpose to make uniform the 
law of those states which enact it. 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 148, 149, 150. 147 

Section 13. This chapter may be cited as the uniform fraudu- Name of act. 
lent conveyance law. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect on July first, nineteen Time of 
hundred and twenty-four. Approved March 28, 1924. ^^"^"^^ "^"'=*- 



An Act authorizing the city of lynn to sell certain Qfidy 243 

UNUSED cemetery LAND.. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., a^ follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lynn, by its proper authorities, may city of Lynn 
improve, lay out, subdivide with streets and sell any part or ^rtafn unused 
parts or the whole of that unused portion of Pine Grove cemetery cemetery land. 
in said city, lying on the northwesterly side of Parkland avenue 
extension; provided, that the board of cemetery commissioners Proviso. 
of said city shall, by vote at a regular meeting of said board, 
assent to such sale. Any moneys from the sale of the above Disposition of 
mentioned property shall become a part of the funds of Pine "^°°ey^- 
Grove cemetery, to be expended by the said board for the pur- 
poses of said cemetery. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provisions '^^^ council, 
of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs prior to Proviso. 
December thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved March 28, 1924. 



Chap.U9 



An Act increasing the powers of justices of district 

COURTS in the matter OF SENTENCES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and eighteen of the General Laws is g. l. 218, § 27, 
hereby amended by striking out section twenty-seven and in- ^°^^^^^'*- 
serting in place thereof the following : — Section 27. They Powers of 
may impose the same penalties as the superior court for all jiiftrict courts 
crimes of which they have jurisdiction, except that they may not ^'^ matter of 
impose a sentence to the state prison. 

Approved March 28, 1924. 



An Act relative to the holding of simultaneous sessions QIkij) 15Q 

BY THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT AND BY THE SUPERIOR 
COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and thirteen of the General Laws is g. l. 213, § 7, 
hereby amended by striking out section seven and inserting in ^°^®'^<^^"i- 
place thereof the following : — Section 7. Two or more simul- simultaneous 
taneous sessions of the court may be held in the same shire town supreme ^^ 
or in different shire towns in the same county, if public con- ^^'^'"^^^ '^°"'"* 
venience requires; and the business may be so divided as to superior 
secure its speedy and convenient disposal. ''°^*- 

Approved March 28, 1924. 



148 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 151, 152, 153. 



Chap. 151 An Act exempting parties to certain negotiable instru- 
ments FROM BEING ADJUDGED TRUSTEES UNDER THE TRUSTEE 
PROCESS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirty-two of chapter two hundred and forty-six of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out clause 
First and inserting in place thereof the following : — First, By 
reason of having drawn, accepted, made or endorsed a negotiable 
bill, draft, note or other security which at the date of the wTit 
was negotiable to a holder in due course under the provisions of 
chapter one hundred and seven. Approved March 28, 1924. 



G. L. 246, § 32, 
cl. First, 
amended. 
Exemption of 
parties to 
certain ne- 
gotiable 
instruments 
from being 
adjudged 
trustees under 
trustee 
process. 



G. L. 279, § 24, 
amended. 



Sentences to 
state prison. 



Chap. 152 An Act regulating the term of imprisonment in the state 

PRISON in case of PLURAL SENTENCES THERETO. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-four of chapter two hundred and seventy-nine 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the last 
sentence, so as to read as follows : — Section 24- If a convict 
is sentenced to the state prison, except for life or as an habitual 
criminal, the court shall not fix the term of imprisonment, but 
shall fix a maximum and a minimum term for which he may be 
imprisoned. The maximum term shall not be longer than the 
longest term fixed by law for the punishment of the crime of 
which he has been convicted, and the minimum term shall not 
be less than two and one half years. 

Approved March 28, 1924. 



Chap. 153 An Act subjecting the office of chief of the fire depart- 
ment OF THE CITY OF PEABODY TO THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L The office of chief of the fire department of the 
city of Peabody shall hereafter be subject to the civil service 
laws and rules and regulations made thereunder, but without 
requiring the present incumbent of said office to take a civil 
service examination. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to 
the voters of the city of Peabody at its next annual city election 
in the form of the following question which shall be placed upon 
the official ballot to be used at said election: "Shall an act 
passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty -four, entitled ' An Act subjecting the office of chief of the 
fire department of the city of Peabody to the civil service laws' 
be accepted?" If a majority of the voters voting thereon vote 
in the affirmative in answer to said question, this act shall there- 
upon take effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 28, 1924. 



Office of chief 
of fire depart- 
ment of city 
of Peabody 
subjected to 
civil service 
laws. 

Submission to 
voters, etc. 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 154, 155. 149 



An Act subjecting the office of chief engineer of the Qfid'n 3^54 

FIRE department OF THE CITY OF MEDFORD TO THE CIVIL 
SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The office of chief engineer of the fire department Office of chief 
of the city of Medford shall hereafter be subject to the civil l^f'dlpart- 
service laws and rules and regulations made thereunder, but ™®^* °^, '^^^^ 
without requiring the present incumbent of said office to take a subject to 
civil service examination. fawa.^^"^^"^^ 

Section 2. This act 'shall be submitted for acceptance to the submission to 
voters of the city of Medford at the biennial city election in the ^o^^""^- ®*°- 
current year in the form of the following question which shall be 
placed upon the official ballot to be used at said election : " Shall 
an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred 
and twenty -four, entitled ' An Act subjecting the office of chief 
engineer of the fire department of the city of Medford to the 
civil service laws' be accepted?" If a majority' of the voters 
voting thereon vote in the affirmative in answer to said question, 
this act shall thereupon take effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 28, 1934- 

An Act to define the residence of veterans under the (Jhny 155 
veterans' preference law. 

Be it enacted, etc., asfoUoios: 

Section twenty-one of chapter thirty -one of the General Laws g. l. 31, § 21, 
is hereby amended by striking out, in the ninth line, the words amended. 
"since acquired a settlement therein" and inserting in place 
thereof the words : — resided in the commonwealth for five con- 
secutive years next prior to the date of filing application with the 
commissioner under this chapter, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 21. The word "veteran" as used in this chapter shall Veterans' 

DrciGrciiCG 

mean any person who has served in the army, navy or marine law. 
corps of the United States in time of war or insurrection and gQg|'''^g'^/^ 
has been honorably discharged from such service or released 
from active duty therein, or who distinguished himself by 
gallant or heroic conduct while serving in the army or navy of 
the United States and has received a medal of honor from the 
president of the United States, provided that such person was a Provisos. 
citizen of the commonwealth at the time of his induction into 
such service or has resided in the commonwealth for five con- 
secutive years next prior to the date of filing application with 
the commissioner under this chapter; and provided further 
that any such person who at the time of entering said service had 
declared his intention to become a subject or citizen of the 
United States and withdrew such intention under the provisions 
of the act of congress approved July ninth, nineteen hundred 
and eighteen, and any person designated as a conscientious ob- 
jector upon his discharge, shall not be deemed a "veteran" 
within the meaning of this chapter. 

Approved March 28, 1924. 



150 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 156, 157, 158. 



Chap.ldQ ^^ -^CT KELATIVE TO BOVINE ANIMALS WHICH HAVE REACTED TO 

A TUBERCULIN TEST. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and twenty-nine of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out section thirty-three A, inserted 
by chapter one hundred and thirty-seven of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-two, and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing: — Section S3 A. Any bovine animal which reacts to a 
tuberculin test shall immediately be tagged for identification by 
the veterinarian, who has applied such test, by inserting into the 
external ear of the reacting animal a special metal tag provided 
by the director. Any person who removes any such tag attached 
as above provided, or who in any way disposes of any animal 
which has reacted to a tuberculin test except for the purpose of 
immediate slaughter, or who neglects or refuses to have slaugh- 
tered a reacting animal sold to him for that purpose, shall be 
punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars or by 
imprisonment for not more than thirty days. 

Approved March 28, 1924. 



G. L. 129, 
§ 33A, etc., 
amended. 



Bovine 
animals re- 
acting to 
tuberculin 
test to be 
tagged, etc. 



Penalty. 



Chap. 157 An Act relative to the appointment and compensation of 

STENOGRAPHERS FOR CERTAIN TRIALS IN THE LAND COURT. 



G. L. 185, new 
section after 
§ 13. 

Stenographers 
for certain 
trials in land 
court, appoint- 
ment, com- 
pensation, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and eighty-five of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by inserting after section thirteen the following 
new section: — Section ISA. At the trial of any issue of fact 
in the land court the presiding judge may appoint a stenographer, 
who shall be sworn and shall attend the trial, or such part thereof 
as the judge may direct, and perform like duties and receive the 
same compensation therefor as a stenographer appointed by the 
superior court who is not on salary; and the sums so payable for 
his attendance at court and for any transcript of his notes or part 
thereof furnished to the judge by his direction shall be paid by 
the county in which the land in question lies, upon the certificate 
of the judge. Approved March 28, 1924. 



Chap. 



Hampden 
coimty may 
pay money to 
widow of late 
Andrew B. 
Phillips, etc. 



158 An Act authorizing the county of hampden to pay a certain 

SUM of money to the widow of the late ANDREW B. PHILLIPS, 
former second assistant CLERK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT 
FOR THE COUNTY OF HAMPDEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L The county of Hampden, in consideration of 
the honorable, efficient and capable service of the late Andrew 
B. Phillips as second assistant clerk of the superior court for 
said county, and by way of discharging its moral obligation by 
reason thereof, may pay to his widow the balance of the salary 
to which he would have been entitled had he lived and continued 
to serve the county in the aforesaid capacity until the end of 
the current year. 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 159, 160. 151 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by the county commissioners of the county of Hampden ; pro- ^u^ty com- 
vided, that such acceptance occurs prior to December thirty- missioners. 
first in the current year. Approved March 28, 1924- 



Proviso. 



C/iap. 159 



An Act providing for the establishment of the bash bish 
falls state forest, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The commissioner of conservation may take by Commission 
eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine of the General ^on°may^'*' 
Laws, or acquire by gift, purchase or otherwise, such land or R"^®?®^®,,^^^*^ 
interests therein as may be necessary to preserve Bash Bish called. 
Falls, so-called, in the town of Mount Washington, together 
with a parcel of about four hundred acres of land adjoining such 
first mentioned land; provided, that any deed of such land or proviso 
any part thereof shall first be approved as to form by the attor- 
ney general. The land so acquired shall be known as Bash Bish Bash Bish 
Falls State Forest and shall be under the control and manage- p^|.^®3f ^'^gf u 
ment of the commissioner, who may, with the approval of the lishment, 
governor and council, co-operate with the authorities of the *=°'^*'"°'' ®*'^- 
state of New York in the care and maintenance of such land. 

Section 2. The commissioner shall have full and exclusive Permits to 
authority to grant from time to time permits to owners of adjoin- 9^a?''s of ad- 
ing land to do any work in said forest, including grading, cutting to do work 
trees, and similar work, that may be necessary for convenient "^ ^o""^^*- ^t"- 
access to or communication with said forest, and to revoke the 
same ; and also to grant and revoke permits or licenses for camp camp sites, 
sites, and for the sale of goods, wares and merchandise along high- ^aie of goods, 
ways or elsewhere within said forest. 

Section 3. For the purpose of carrying out the pro\'isions Expenditures. 
of this act, the commissioner may expend such sum, not exceed- 
ing fifty-five hundred dollars, as may be necessary, to be paid 
from item number two hundred and seventy-five of the general 
appropriation act. Approved March 28, 1924. 

An Act to establish the salary of members of the board of Qfidj) \Q() 
aldermen of the city of somerville. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section eleven of chapter two hundred and forty i899, 240, § 11, 
of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-nine is hereby ^^e'^^^'^- 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following new para- 
graph : — The board of aldermen may, by a two thirds vote of 
all its members taken by call of the yeas and nays, establish a 
salary for its members not exceeding three hundred dollars a 
year each. Such salary may be reduced, but no increase therein 
shall be made to take effect during the year in which the increase 
is voted, — so as to read as follows: — Section 11. The board ^P?^^ °^ 
of aldermen shall be the judge of the election and qualifications city of Somer- 
of its members, and shall from time to time make rules for its pow^rs!'^*'^'^ 
proceedings. A majority of the members of the board shall quorum, etc. 



152 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 161, 162. 



Salary of 
members. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but a less 
number ma^^ meet and adjourn from time to time. 

The board of aldermen may, by a two thirds vote of all its 
members taken by call of the yeas and nays, establish a salary 
for its members not exceeding three hundred dollars a year each. 
Such salary may be reduced, but no increase therein shall be 
made to take effect during the year in which the increase is voted. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to the 
voters of the city of Somerville at the next state election in the 
form of the following question which shall be placed upon the 
official ballot to be used at said election: "Shall an act passed 
by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four, entitled Wn Act to establish the salary of i ^^g 
members of the board of aldermen of the city of 
Somerville', be accepted?" If a majority of the 



NO. 



votes cast on said question are in the affirmative, this act shall 
thereupon take effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 28, 1924. 



C/ia??.161 ^'^ ^'^'^ SUBJECTING THE OFFICE OF CHIEF OF THE FIRE DEPART- 
MENT OF THE CITY OF GLOUCESTER TO THE CIVIL SERVICE 
LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The provisions of chapter thirty-one of the 
General Laws, and the rules and regulations made thereunder, 
relating to permanent members of fire departments of cities, 
shall hereafter apply to the office of chief of the fire department 
in the city of Gloucester, but without requiring the present in- 
cumbent to take a civil service examination. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to 
the voters of the city of Gloucester at its next annual city elec- 
tion in the form of the following question which shall be placed 
upon the official ballot to be used at said election: "Shall an 
act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred 
and twenty-four, entitled ' An Act subjecting the office of chief 
of the fire department of the city of Gloucester to the civil service 
laws', be accepted?" If a majority of the voters voting thereon 
vote in the affirmative in answer to said question, this act shall 
thereupon take effect, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 28, 1924. 



City of 
Gloucester, 
office of chief 
of fire depart- 
ment sub- 
jected to civil 
service laws. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



C/iap. 162 ^^ ^^'^ relative to REPORTS OF CONDITION OF TRUST COMPANIES, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



G. L. 172, § 26, 
amended. 



Trust com- 
panies to 
make returns 
of condition 
to commis- 



Section twenty-six of chapter one hundred and seventy-two 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
twenty-third and twenty-fourth lines, the words ", and in the 
annual report of the commissioner", so as to read as follows: — 
Section 26. Such corporation shall at such times as the com- 
missioner orders, but not exceeding five times wdthin any calen- 
dar year, and within ten days after a day designated in the order. 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 163, 164. 153 

make a return to the commissioner, signed and sworn to by its ^i°ner of 
president and secretary, treasurer or actuary and not less than 
four of its board of directors, showing accurately the condition 
of such corporation at the close of business on the day designated, 
and said return shall specify: capital stock; amount of all 
money and property in detail in the possession or charge of said 
corporation as deposits ; amount of deposits payable on demand 
or within ten days; amount of trust guaranty fund; trust funds 
and funds for purposes of investment; number of depositors; 
investments in authorized loans of the United States or any of 
the New England states, counties, cities or towns; investments 
in bank stock, railroad stock and railroad bonds, stating amount 
in each; loans on notes of corporations; loans on notes of in- 
dividuals; loans on mortgages of real estate; cash on hand; 
rate, amount and date of dividends since last return; and such 
other information as the commissioner orders. Such return Form of 
shall be in the form of a trifl balance of its books and shall '^e*^'^- 
specify the difl'erent kinds of its liabilities and assets, with the 
amount of each kind, in accordance with a blank form furnished 
by the commissioner and shall be published b^^ and at the expense publication. 
of such corporation in a newspaper of the city or town where 
such corporation is located, at such times and in such manner 
as may be directed by the commissioner. 

Approved 31 arch 28, 1934. 



An Act further extending the time for the construction QJiqj) \Q^ 
by the boston elevated railway company of an under- 
ground station in the city of everett. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

The time within which the Boston Elevated Railway Com- Time for 

1 , 1 . ,1 j^ j_- e 1 1 construction 

pany is required to begin the construction oi an underground by Boston 
station in the city of Everett under the provisions of section two R^Iway^Com- 
of chapter three hundred and sixty-four of the Special Acts of pany of 
nineteen hundred and seventeen, as extended to December statfonTi^'^ 
thirty-first, nineteen hundred and twenty-four by chapter four ^xTerfde/'^*^^'^ 
hundred and sixty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three, is hereby further extended until the first day of 
June nineteen hundred and twenty-five. 

Approved March 28, 1924. 

An Act relative to the punishment of attempts to commit (7/iar),164 

CERTAIN LARCENIES AND FELONIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and seventy-four of the General Laws G. l, 274, § 6, 
is hereby amended by striking out section six and inserting in ^^^^ ^ ' 
place thereof the following: — Section 6. Whoever attempts Punishment 
to commit a crime by doing any act toward its commission, but to commit*^ 
fails in its perpetration, or is intercepted or prevented in its crime, 
perpetration, shall, except as otherwise provided, be punished 
as follows: 



154 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 165, 166. 



Crime punish- 
able with 
death. 



Crime, except 
certain 
larcenies, 
punishable by 
imprisonment 
in state 
prison for life 
or for five 
years or 
more. 

Crime, except 
certain 
larcenies, 
punishable by 
imprisonment 
in state prison 
for less than 
five years or 
in a jail or 
house of 
correction or 
by fine. 
Certain 
larcenies. 



First, by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 
ten years, if he attempts to commit a crime punishable with 
death. 

Second, by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 
five years or in a jail or house of correction for not more than two 
and one half years, if he attempts to commit a crime, except any 
larceny under section thirty of chapter two hundred and sixty- 
six, punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for life or 
for five years or more. 

Third, by imprisonment in a jail or house of correction for 
not more than one year or by a fine of not more than three 
hundred dollars, if he attempts to commit a crime, except any 
larceny under said section thirty, punishable by imprisonment 
in the state prison for less than five years or by imprisonment in 
a jail or house of correction or by a fine. 

Fourth, by imprisonment in a jail or house of correction for 
not more than two and one half years or by a fine, or by both 
such fine and imprisonment, if he attempts to commit any 
larceny punishable under said section thirty. 

Approved March 28, 1924. 



Chap. 165 An Act to determine the time of the taking effect of a 

"from and after" sentence. 



G. L. 279, 
new section 
after § 8. 

Tirne of 
taking effect 
of a "from 
and after" 
sentence. 



Be it enacted, etc., a^ follows: 

Chapter two hundred and seventy-nine of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by inserting after section eight the following 
new section: — Section 8 A. For the purpose only of determin- 
ing the time of the taking eftect of a sentence which is ordered 
to take effect from and after the expiration of a previous sentence, 
such previous sentence shall be deemed to have expired when 
a prisoner serving such previous sentence shall have been re- 
leased therefrom by parole or otherwise. Nothing in this section 
shall be construed to alter or control any provision of section 
one hundred and thirty-one or one hundred and forty-nine of 
chapter one hundred and twenty-seven. 

Approved March 28, 1924. 



Chap.lQQ An Act requiring certain public service corporations to 

MAKE CERTAIN DEPOSITS OF FUNDS IN NATIONAL" BANKS AND 
TRUST COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and fifty-five of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by inserting after section three the following 
new section: — Section 3 A. After December thirty-first, nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-four, all deposits of funds of public 
service corporations, except common carriers under the super- 
vision of the interstate commerce commission, shall be made 
by the officers of the corporations in national banks or duly 
chartered trust companies; but the foregoing provision shall 
not apply to any deposit for a period of not more than sixty 



G. L. 155, new 
section after 
§3. 

Public service 
corporations 
to make 
certain de- 
posits of 
funds in 
national banks 
and trust 
companies. 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 167, 168. 155 

days made for the purpose of meeting obligations maturing 
within said period or to any deposit for a similar period of time 
resulting from the sale of obligations or securities. 

Approved March 28, 1924. 



An Act to establish the salary of members of the board Qhnqj i ^7 

OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF MEDFORD. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section eleven of chapter three hundred and i903, 345, § 11, 
forty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and three is hereby 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following new para- 
graph : — The board of aldermen may, by a two thirds vote of 
all its members, taken by call of the yeas and nays, establish a 
salary for its members not exceeding three hundred dollars a 
year each. Such salary may be reduced, but no increase therein 
shall be made to take effect during the year in which the increase 
is voted, — so as to read as follows: — Section 11. The board ^,^^^°^ ^j 
of aldermen shall be the judge of the election and qualifications city of Med- 
of its members, shall determine the rules of its proceedings, and p°owers!'^etc!' 
may appoint such assistant clerks and other officers as may be 
necessary for the proper conduct of its business. 

The board of aldermen may, by a two thirds vote of all its Salary of 
members, taken by call of the yeas and naj^s, establish a salary ™embera. 
for its members not exceeding three hundred dollars a year each. 
Such salary may be reduced, but no increase therein shall be 
made to take effect during the year in which the increase is 
voted. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to the Submiasion 
voters of the city of Medford at its next municipal election in *° ''°*^"' ^**'- 
the form of the following question which shall be placed upon the 
official ballot to be used at said election: "Shall an act passed 
by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four, entitled *An Act to establish the salary of members of 
the board of aldermen of the city of Medford', be 
accepted?" If a majority of the votes cast on said 
question are in the affirmative, this act shall there- 
upon take effect, but not otherwise. 



TES. 



Approved March 28, 1924. 



An Act to authorize the hingham water company to ex- nhn^ iaq 

TEND ITS SUPPLY INTO THE TOWN OF NORWELL. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter fifty-nine of the acts of ^^J^|^j ^ 1. 
eighteen hundred and eighty-one is hereby amended by strik- 
ing out, in the third line, the word "and" and inserting in place 
thereof a comma, and by inserting after the word "Cohasset" 
in said line the words : — and Norwell, — and by inserting after 
the word "provided" in the eleventh line the following: — , that 
whenever for any reason the supply of water shall not be more 



156 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 169. 



Hingham 
Water Com- 
pany may 
extend its 
supply into 
town of 
Norwell, etc. 



Provisos. 



1881, 59, § 3. 
amended. 



May make 
contracts with 
towns, etc. 



than sufficient for the needs of the residents of the towns of 
Hingham, Hull and Cohasset, the residents of the towns of 
Hingham, Hull and Cohasset shall be first supplied; and pro- 
vided, further, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. The 
Hingham Water Company is hereby authorized to extend its 
water pipes or conduits through the towns of Hull, Cohasset 
and Norwell, or any parts thereof, for the purpose of supplying 
the inhabitants of said towns, respectively, with pure water 
for the extinguishment of fires, generation of steam, domestic 
and other purposes ; and it shall have the same privileges, rights 
and powers in and for these localities that are granted it by 
chapter one hundred and thirty-nine of the acts of the year 
eighteen hundred and seventy-nine in and for the town of Hing- 
ham : provided, that whenever for any reason the suppl}^ of water 
shall not be more than sufficient for the needs of the residents 
of the towns of Hingham, Hull and Cohasset, the residents of 
the towns of Hingham, Hull and Cohasset shall be first supplied; 
and provided, further, that whenever for any reason the supply 
of water shall not be more than sufficient for the needs of the 
residents of the towns of Hingham and Hull, the residents of 
the towns of Hingham and Hull shall be first supplied; and 
provided, further, that whenever for any reason the supply of 
water shall not be more than sufficient for the needs of the 
residents of the to\\Ti of Hingham, the residents of the town 
of Hingham shall be first supplied. 

Section 2. Section three of said chapter fifty-nine is hereby 
amended by striking out, in the second line, the word "and" 
and inserting in place thereof a comma, and by inserting after 
the Avord " Cohasset" in said line the words: — and Norwell, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 3. Said corporation may 
make such contracts with the to"\ATis of Hull, Cohasset and Nor- 
well, respectively, to supply water for fire or other purposes, as 
may be agreed upon by said towns, respectively, and said 
corporation. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 29, 1924. 



Chap.lGQ An Act further extending the time for completion of 

THE LINES OF THE HAMPDEN RAILROAD CORPORATION. 



Further ex- 
tension of 
time for com- 
pletion of lines 
of The Hamp- 
den Railroad 
Corporation. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The time within which The Hampden Railroad 
Corporation, incorporated in nineteen hundred and eleven 
under the general laws, is required to locate and complete its 
lines to Holyoke and Chicopee Falls and open them for use, is 
hereby extended to July first, nineteen hundred and twenty- 
seven. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 29, 1924. 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 170. 157 



An Act relative to certain petitions to the general court. (J}in'n 1 70 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter three of the General Laws is hereby g. l. 3, § 5, 
amended Ky striking out section five and inserting in place amended. 
thereof the following : — Section 5. Whoever intends to present Notice of 
to the general court a petition for the incorporation of a city petitions to 
or town, for the division of an existing city or town, for the fo'be pub°^' 
incorporation of a railroad, street railway, elevated railroad or Hshed, etc 
canal company, or for the amendment, alteration or extension 
of the charter or corporate powers or privileges of any such 
company, whether specially incorporated or organized under 
General Laws, or for authority to take water for a water supply, 
or relative to building structures over navigable or tide waters, 
shall give notice of such petition by publishing a copy thereof Newspaper 
once in each of three successive weeks in such newspapers as the 
state secretary, having regard to the locality of the interests 
involved in such petition, shall direct, the last publication to be 
made at least twenty-four days before the session at which the 
petition is to be presented. Such petition with a bill embodying Petition with 
in substance the legislation petitioned for shall be deposited on fiied*°etc 
or before the third Saturday of December in the office of the 
state secretary, with proof of publication satisfactory to him, 
and he shall file said petition and bill forthwith with the clerk 
of the house of representatives, with his endorsement that the 
required publication has been made. 

Section 2. Said chapter three is hereby further amended by ,G. l. 3, § 6, 
striking out section six, as amended by chapter fiifty-one of the ®**'" ^^^^ ^ ' 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, and inserting in 
place thereof the following : — Section 6. Whoever intends to Petitions for 
present to the general court a petition for the incorporation of a e^c°'of'edu-°' 
college, university or other educational institution with power to cationai insti- 
grant degrees, or for an amendment to the charter of any exist- deposited with 
ing educational institution which will give it such power, shall on education^* °^ 
or before Novem-=^er first prior to its intended presentation de- 
posit the same in the office of the department of education. The Newspaper 
petitioners shall give notice of the petition by publishing a copy ^°^^^^- 
thereof once in each of three successive weeks in such newspapers 
as the commissioner of education may designate, the last publica- 
tion to be made at least twenty-four days before the session of 
the general court at which the petition is to be presented; and 
the petitioners shall, on or before the third Saturday of Decem- 
ber, file with the said commissioner satisfactory evidence that 
a copy of the petition has so been published, together with a bill 
embodying in substance the legislation petitioned for. Said F-^f*'''^? *°^ 
commissioner shall file said petition and bill forthwith with the filed, etc. 
clerk of the house of representatives, together with his recom- 
mendations relative thereto. 

Section 3. Said chapter three is hereby further amended by o. l. 3, § 7, 
striking out section seven and inserting in place thereof the fol- *'"®'^'^«'i- 
lowing : — Section 7. Whoever intends to present to the general Petitions for 
court a petition to establish or revive a corporation, other than aXcting cor- 



158 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 171. 



porations 
other than 
public ser\'ice 
or educational 
corporations 
to be de- 
posited with 
bill, etc. 



Contents of 
petition. 



Fee, when. 



Commissioner 
to examine 
petition, etc. 



Petition and 
bill to be 
filed, etc. 



a public service corporation or a college, university or other edu- 
cational institution to which the preceding section applies, or to 
amend the charter or change the corporate purpose or name of 
such an existing corporation, shall, on or before November first 
prior to its intended presentation, deposit the same, together with 
a bill embodying in substance the legislation petitioned for, in 
the office of the commissioner of corporations and taxation. 
The petition shall specifically set forth the facts showing why the 
object sought cannot be accomplished under the general laws, 
and if such a petition relates to a corporation organized or to be 
organized for purposes of business or profit, shall be accompanied 
by a fee of twenty-five dollars, which shall be paid to the com- 
monwealth. Said commissioner shall examine every petition 
filed as aforesaid, and shall attach thereto a certificate or memo- 
randum stating whether or not, in his opinion, the object sought 
may be accomplished under the general laws or whether the 
same requires legislation. He may also insert in said memo- 
randum any other relevant statement which, in his opinion, might 
be of assistance to the general court in passing on the petition, 
and shall file the petition and bill with the clerk of the house of 
representatives not later than the third Saturday of December. 

Approved March 29, 192 J^. 



Chap. 171 ^ ^^'^ RELATIVE TO THE TIME OF OPENING THE POLLS IN ELEC- 
TIONS IN CITIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section sixty-four of chapter fifty-four of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by inserting before the word "six" in the 
eleventh line the words : — fifteen minutes before, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 64. Notices or warrants for state 
and city elections and for the election of town officers in towns 
where official ballots are used shall specify by name all the 
offices to be voted for, and state, in the form in which it will 
appear upon the ballot, any question submitted to the voters. 
They shall specify the time when the polls will be opened, and 
in cities and in towns when voting by precincts, when the polls 
will be closed, and in to\\Tis when not voting by precincts, when 
they may be closed. 

The polls shall in no case be kept open after eight o'clock in 
the evening. 

In cities, the polls may be opened as early as fifteen minutes 
before six o'clock in the forenoon, and shall be opened as early 
as ten o'clock in the forenoon and shall be kept open at least 
six hours. 

In towns, at the election of state and town ofiicers, the polls 
may be opened as early as fifteen minutes before six o'clock in 
the forenoon, and shall be opened as early as twelve o'clock, 
noon, and shall be kept open at least four hours, and until the 
time specified in the warrant when they may or will be closed; 
and in to^vTis not voting by precincts they may be kept open for 
such longer time as the meeting shall direct. At annual town 



G. L. 54, § 64, 
amended. 



Notices or 
warrants for 
state and city 
elections and 
for election of 
town officers 
in certain 
towns, what 
to specify. 



No polls open 
after eight 
o'clock in 
evening. 
In cities, time 
of opening 
and closing 
polls. 



In towns, time 
of opening 
and closing 
polls. 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 172. 159 

meetings they shall be kept open at least one hour for the recep- At annual 
tion of votes upon the question of licensing the sale of certain inga° '"^^ 
non-intoxicating beverages, as defined in section one of chapter 
one hundred and thirty-eight. After an announcement has 
been made by the presiding officer of a time so fixed for closing 
the polls they shall not be closed at an earlier hour. 

Approved March 29, 1924. 



An Act authorizing gas and electric companies to sell Qfidy ^72 

STOCK to customers AND EMPLOYEES UNDER CERTAIN CON- ' 
DITIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section nineteen of chapter one hundred and sixty-four of the o. l. i64, § 19, 
General Laws, as amended by chapter two hundred and forty- ®*° ' ^^^"^ ® ' 
six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one and by section 
two of chapter two hundred and twenty-six of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby further amended by 
inserting after the word "determine" in the seventh and eighth 
lines the words : — or may sell them to customers or employees 
of the company upon such terms and subject to such conditions 
as may be approved by the department, — and by inserting 
after the word "of" in the twelfth line the words: — to custo- 
mers or employees of the company or others, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 19. If an increase subject to the pre- Capital stock 
ceding section does not exceed four per cent of the existing stock eLctric^'^ 



com- 

of the company, the directors, without first offering the shares panies, sale by 
to the stockholders, may sell them by auction or by tender to the etc. 
highest bidder in such manner, at such times and upon such 
terms, not less than par to be paid in cash, as the directors shall 
determine, or may sell them to customers or employees of the Sale to 
company upon such terms and subject to such conditions as may empf^les,"'^ 
be approved by the department. Any shares heretofore or here- etc. 
after authorized, which, under the provisions of the preceding fubs'cribed for 
section, remain unsubscribed for by the stockholders entitled h^d*°°'^d- 
to take them may be sold by the directors at public auction, or position, etc. 
may be disposed of to customers or employees of the company 
or others at such price, not less than par, or at such price less 
than par as may have been authorized by the department as 
provided in section eighteen, and upon such terms and in such 
manner as the directors may deem advisable, subject to the 
approval of the department. Such shares as are sold by auction Place and 
shall be offered for sale in Boston or in such other city or town '^°'^'°® °^ ^^'®- 
as the department prescribes, and notice of the time and place 
of the sale shall be published at least five times, during the ten 
days immediately preceding the sale, in each of three, at least, 
of such daily newspapers as the department may prescribe. 

Approved March 29, 1924. 



160 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 173, 174. 



G. L. 164, § 13, 
etc., amended. 



Bonds of gas 
and electric 
companies, 
issuance, 
amount, rate, 
etc. 



Chap. 173 ^ -^CT KELATIVE TO THE AUTHORIZED AMOUNT OF BOND ISSUES 

BY GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirteen of chapter one hundred and sixty-four of the 
General Laws, as amended by chapter two hundred and twenty- 
three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after the word "corporation" in 
the seventh hne the words : — , increased by all cash premiums 
paid to the corporation thereon and likewise so applied, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 13. A corporation subject to 
this chapter may, by vote of a majority in interest of its stock- 
holders at a meeting called therefor, and subject to the limitations 
and restrictions of the following section, issue bonds, at not less 
than par, to an amount not exceeding its capital stock actually 
paid in at the time of such issue and applied to the purposes of 
the corporation, increased by all cash premiums paid to the cor- 
poration thereon and likewise so applied, and bearing interest 
at such rate as the department shall approve, and, if issued 
under a mortgage existing on June second, nineteen hundred and 
twenty, by the provisions of which the rate of interest on bonds 
issued thereunder is fixed, at a price and with provisions for 
amortization of any discount approved by the department as 
consistent with the public interest; provided, that the terms of 
the mortgage so permit; and may secure the payment of the 
principal and interest of said bonds by a mortgage of its franchise 
and property. All persons who acquire any mains, conduits, 
poles, wires, fixtures or other apparatus in, over, under or across 
public ways by virtue of such mortgage shall have the same rights 
and be subject to the same obligations relative to their erection, 
care, maintenance and operation as the corporation would have 
had, or would have been subject to, if the mortgage had not been 
made. Approved March 29, 1924. 



Proviso. 



Rights and 
obligations of 
mortgagees. 



Chap. 17 4: ^ ■^CT SUBJECTING THE OFFICE OF CHIEF OF POLICE OF THE 
CITY OF CHELSEA TO THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 



City of 
Chelsea, office 
of chief of 
police sub- 
jected to civil 
service laws. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The provisions of chapter thirty-one of the 
General Laws and the rules and regulations made thereunder, 
relating to the appointment and removal of police officers, shall 
apply to the office of chief of police of the city of Chelsea; pro- 
vided, that the present incumbent of said office may continue 
to hold the same without taking a civil service examination. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to the 
voters of said city at the annual city election in the current year 
in the form of the following question which shall be placed upon 
the official ballot to be used at said election : — " Shall an act 
passed by the general court in the current year, 
entitled 'An Act subjecting the office of chief of 
police of the city of Chelsea to the civil service laws', 
be accepted?" 



YES. 




NO. 





Acts, 1924. —Chap. 175. 161 

If a majority of the votes cast on said question are in the 
affirmative, this act shall thereupon take effect, but not other- 
wise. Approved March 29, 192 1^. 

An Act relative to the suspension of execution of sen- (Jfidj) 175 

TENCES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and seventy- g. l. 279. § 1, 
nine of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after ^^^^ ® ' 
the word " If" in the twenty-first line the words: — during or, — 
and by inserting after the word "is" in the twenty-third line 
the words : — unwilling or, — so as to read as follows : — ■ 
Section 1. When a person convicted before a district court is Exeeutioa'of 
sentenced to imprisonment, the court may direct that the execu- im'prisonme^nt 
tion of the sentence be suspended, and that he be placed on pro- ^^ t° ^^^ ™|y 
bation for such time and on such terms and conditions as it shall etc. 
fix. When a person so convicted is sentenced to pay a fine, and 
to stand committed until it is paid, the court may direct that 
the execution of the sentence be suspended for such time as 
it shall fix, and that he be placed on probation on condition that 
he pay the fine within such time. If the fine does not exceed 
fifteen dollars and the court finds that the defendant is unable 
to pay it when imposed, the execution of the sentence shall be 
suspended and he shall be placed on probation, unless the court 
shall find that he will probably default, or that such suspension 
will be detrimental to the interests of the public. If he is com- 
mitted for non-payment of a fine, the order of commitment shall 
contain a recital of the findings of the court on which suspension 
is refused. The fine shall be paid in one pajTnent, or in part Payment of 
payments, to the probation officer, and when fully paid the order tion officer, 
of commitment shall be void. The probation officer shall give ^^'^■ 
a receipt for every payment so made, shall keep a record of the 
same, shall pay the fine, or all sums received in part payment 
thereof, to the clerk of the court at the end of the period of pro- 
bation or any extension thereof, and shall keep on file the clerk's 
receipt therefor. If during or at the end of said period the pro- Non-payment 
bation officer shall report that the fine is in whole or in part eL^^^' ^^^°'' 
unpaid, and in his opinion the person is unwilling or unable to 
pay it, the court may either extend said period, place the case 
on file or revoke the suspension of the execution of the sentence. 
When such suspension is revoked, in a case where the fine has 
been paid in part, the defendant may be committed for default 
in payment of the balance. 

Section 2. Said chapter two hundred and seventy-nine g. l. 279, 
is hereby amended by inserting after section one the following aft^/§°i'°'^ 
new section: — Section lA. When a person convicted before a Execution of 
district court is sentenced to fine and imprisonment, the court g^g'an'dlra- 
may direct that the execution of the sentence be suspended as pnaonment 
to the fine or the imprisonment or both, and that he be placed on pended as to 
probation for such time and on such terms and conditions as it prilo°nmTiit or 
shall fix ; the court may direct, as one of such terms and con- oot^i. etc. 
ditions, that payment of the fine may be made to the probation fine to proba- 



162 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 176, 177. 



tion officer, 
etc. 



Non-payment 
of fine, 
effect, etc. 



officer in one payment, or in part payments, during the period 
of probation or any extension thereof, and when such fine shall 
have been fully paid the order of commitment as to the fine 
shall be void, but the order of commitment as to imprisonment 
shall not be affected by such payment. The probation officer shall 
give a receipt for every payment so made, shall keep a record of 
the same, shall pay the fine, or all sums received in part payment 
thereof, to the clerk of the court at the end of the period of 
probation or any extension thereof, and shall keep on file the 
clerk's receipt therefor. If during or at the end of said period 
the probation officer shall report that the fine is in whole or in 
part unpaid, and in his opinion the person is unwilling or unable 
to pay it, the court may either extend said period, place the 
case on file or revoke the suspension of the execution of the 
sentence. When such suspension is revoked, in a case where 
the fine has been paid in part, the defendant may be committed 
for default in payment of the balance, and may also be com- 
mitted for the term of imprisonment fixed in the original sentence. 

Approved March 31, 1924. 



Chap. 17 Q An Act relative to the cliffs beach, so-called, in the 

TOWN OF NANTUCKET. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Nantucket, by vote of its inhabit- 
ants, is hereby authorized to alter the use of all or any part of 
the land taken by it under authority of chapter four hundred 
and thirty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and three, 
situated on or about the Cliffs Beach, so-called, in said town, 
and may purchase, erect, alter, enlarge, repair and improve 
buildings thereon for public baths and wash houses, either with 
or without open drying grounds, and may make open bathing 
places, provide them with requisite furniture, fittings and con- 
veniences and provide instruction in swimming. Such town 
may establish rates for the use of such baths and wash houses, 
and appoint officers therefor, and may make by-laws for the 
government of such officers, and authorize them to make regula- 
tions for the management thereof and for the use thereof by 
non-residents of said town; and may lease said land, or any 
part of it, for the above mentioned purposes, and all other 
commercial purposes, for periods not exceeding twenty-five 
years. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent 
the use of said beach by the public for bathing. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 1, 1924. 



Town of Nan- 
tucket may 
alter use of 
land taken on 
or about Cliffs 
Beach, etc. 



Public baths, 
wash houses, 
etc. 



May establish 
rates, etc. 

By-laws, etc. 



Lease of 
land. 



Public may 
use beach for 
bathing. 



Chap. Ill An Act authorizing the city of new Bedford to borrow 

MONEY FOR SEWERAGE PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^eliord^m&y SECTION 1. For the purposc of scwer construction, the city 
borrow money of Ncw Bedford may from time to time, within a period of five 
purposS!*^* years from the passage of this act, borrow such sums as may be 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 178. 163 

necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, one hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words. New Bedford Sewer New Bedford 
Loan, Act of 1924. Each authorized issue shall constitute a AcT"f^924.' 
separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than 
twenty years from their dates, but no issue shall be authorized 
under this section unless a sum equal to an amount not less than 
ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted for the same pur- 
pose to be raised by the tax levy of the year when authorized. 
Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in excess of the 
statutory limit, but shall, except as provided herein, be suoject 
to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the pro- 
viso inserted in section seven of said chapter by chapter three 
hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 1, 1924- 



An Act relative to the inspection of dams and reservoirs, nhrjj^ 1 78 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would in part Emergency 
defeat its purpose and be inconsistent with the public interest, p'"^^"*^'®- 
therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary 
for the immediate preservation of the public safety. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L Section forty-four of chapter two hundred and ^mend^f' ^ ^^' 
fifty-three of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding 
at the end thereof the words: — , nor to standpipes or tanks, 
nor to a dam where the area draining into the pond formed 
thereby does not exceed one square mile, unless the dam is more 
than ten feet in height above the natural bed of the stream at 
any point or unless the quantity of water which the dam im- 
pounds exceeds one million gallons, — so as to read as follows : 
— Section 44- A reservoir, reservoir dam or mill dam shall ^gervoT^^' 
not be constructed or materially altered until plans and specifi- dama, etc., 
cations of the proposed work have been filed with and approved ^tructed^or*"^' 
by the county commissioners of the county where it is situated. pjaM^'^e^c"*'^ 
Said commissioners shall retain and record such plans and specifi- have been' 
cations and shall inspect the work during its progress; and if county com^ 
at any time it appears that the plans and specifications are not ™s3ione", etc. 
faithfully adhered to, they may appoint an inspector to be con- 
stantly engaged at the expense of ^he owners in the supervision 
of the work. LTpon a refusal of the owners or of their agents 
to adhere to said plans and specifications, said inspector may 
order the discontinuance of the work. This and the six following This and six 
sections shall not apply to small dams, constructed for irrigation ["ong^ot ^^^' 
or for other purposes, the breaking of which would involve no applicable, 
risk to life or property, nor to standpipes or tanks, nor to a dam 
where the area draining into the pond formed thereby does not 
exceed one square mile, unless the dam is more than ten feet in 
height above the natural bed of the stream at any point or unless 



164 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 178. 



G. L. 253, § 45, 
etc., amended. 



County com- 
missioners to 
cause exami- 
nation of 
reservoirs, 
reservoir 
dams.fetc, to 
be made. 



Applications 
by certain 
parties. 



Costs to be 
paid by appli- 
cant, when. 



Engineer to 
examine, etc. 



Co-operation. 



G. L. 253, § 47, 
amended. 

Proceedings 
upon failure 
to comply 
with orders as 
to alterations, 
etc., of reser- 
voirs, etc. 



G. L. 253, § 48, 
amended. 

Costs and 
expenses of 
examination 
of reservoirs, 
etc. 



the quantity of water which the dam impounds exceeds one 
miUion gallons. 

Section 2. Said chapter two hundred and fifty-three, as 
amended in section forty-five by section two of chapter three 
hundred and thirty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three, is hereby further amended by striking out section 
forty-five and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 
4S. The county commissioners shall, as often as once in two 
years, cause a thorough examination to be made of every reser- 
voir, reservoir dam and mill dam by the breaking of which loss 
of life or damage to a road or bridge is likely to be caused, and 
they shall at any time cause such examination to be made upon 
written application by the mayor and aldermen of a city or the 
selectmen of a town where such damage is likely to be caused. 
Any party whose property is likely to be damaged by the break- 
ing of any such structure may make a written application to the 
commissioners, setting forth the facts and the ownership of such 
structure which is believed to be unsafe, and the commissioners 
may thereupon cause said structure to be examined. If upon 
examination the structure is deemed safe, the costs of such appli- 
cation and examination may be ordered paid by the party mak- 
ing the application. The commissioners shall cause every exami- 
nation to be made by a competent engineer who shall report to 
them in writing whether he considers the structure safe and in 
good condition, and if not, its condition in detail and the work 
or the changes required for safety and the public good. The 
engineer shall be allowed by the commissioners a reasonable 
compensation for his services which shall be paid by the county 
in the first instance. Ownership of the structure shall be ascer- 
tained and, so far as possible, examinations shall be made in 
co-operation with the owner or his agent. 

Section 3. Said chapter two hundred and fifty-three is 
hereby further amended by striking out section forty-seven and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section J^l. If, after 
notice in writing to the owner of a reservoir or dam which has 
been so examined and adjudged to be .unsafe, the said owner 
refuses or neglects to make such alterations or repairs as the 
commissioners order, they may, at the expense of the county, 
cause such reservoir or dam to be altered and repaired or any 
part thereof removed or the water drawn off, whichever they 
may consider necessary for the safety of life, property, roads or 
bridges on the stream below. After such removal, no structure 
shall be erected except in compliance with the three preceding 
sections, and after the water has been drawn off, the reservoir 
shall not be filled again until the orders of the commissioners have 
been complied with. 

Section 4. Said chapter two hundred and fifty-three is 
hereby further amended by striking out section forty-eight and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section .^8. The 
commissioners shall make such orders as they may deem just as 
to the payment by the owner, county or other party of the costs 
and expenses incurred by them under the three preceding sec- 
tions, and if the reservoir or dam was adjudged to be unsafe, 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 179, 180, 181. 165 

said costs and expenses may be ordered paid b\- the owner, with 
interest, from the time they were paid by the county. Notice 
shall be given the county treasurer and the owner or other party 
of the amount due the county. Approved April 1, 1924. 

An Act reviving the annuity company of Massachusetts (JJidj) 179 

AND FURTHER EXTENDING THE TIME FOR ITS ORGANIZATION. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to Emergency 
defeat its purpose and result in substantial inconvenience, there- p''®*'"^^^- 
fore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for 
the immediate preservation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Annuity Company of Massachusetts, a corporation estab- Annuity 
lished by chapter four hundred and fifty-two of the acts of Massachusetts 
nineteen hundred and twenty, whose corporate powers expired revived, etc. 
May thirteenth, nineteen hundred and twenty-three upon the 
expiration of the period limited for the payment in of its capital 
stock under the provisions of section three of said chapter four 
hundred and fifty-two, as amended by chapter two hundred and 
forty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, is 
hereby revived with the same powers, duties and obligations as 
if said period had not expired; provided, that its corporate Proviso, 
powers shall terminate unless its whole capital stock is paid in 
on or before May thirteenth, nineteen hundred and twenty-five. 

Approved April 1, 1924. 

An Act relative to certain regulations made by boards Chn^ ign 

OF HEALTH. f'- 

Be it enacted, etc., a^ follows: 

Chapter one hundred and eleven of the General Laws is hereby G. l. 111. § 31, 
amended by striking out section thirty-one and inserting in place *'"^'^<^^<^- 
thereof the following: — Section 31. Boards of health may Regulations 
make reasonable health regulations. All regulations made by heaUiT'^'^'' °^ 
boards of health under this chapter shall be published once in a 
newspaper published in the town, and such publication shall be 
notice to all persons. Approved April 1, 1924. 

An Act RELATIVE TO APPEALS by CERTAIN municipal EMPLOYEES. Phnr^ IQI 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-six of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws o. l. 31, § 26, 
is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the words : — amended. 
or to the police of any other city or any town, — so as to read 
as follows : — Section 26. No veteran holding office or employ- Removal, etc.. 
ment in the public service of the commonwealth or any city or of veterans in 
town therein shall be removed or suspended, or, without his only after fuU 
consent, transferred from such office or employment, nor shall ^^^^^^' ®*<'- 
his office or position be abolished, nor shall he be lowered in rank 



166 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 182. 



Order for 
removal, etc. 



Section not 
applicable to 
police, etc. 



or compensation, except after a full hearing of which he shall 
have at least seventy-two hours' written notice, with a state- 
ment of the reasons for the contemplated removal, suspension, 
transfer, lowering in rank or compensation, or abolition. The 
hearing in case of a state employee shall be before the board of 
conciliation and arbitration, in case of a town employee before 
the selectmen, in case of a city employee before the board of 
aldermen. At any such hearing each veteran concerned may be 
present and be represented by counsel. Such removal, suspen- 
sion or transfer, lowering in rank or compensation, or abolition 
of an office, shall be made only upon a written order stating fully 
and specifically the causes therefor, and signed by the board of 
conciliation and arbitration, or by the selectmen, or by the alder- 
men, as the case may be, after a hearing as aforesaid. An appeal 
from such order may be taken under section forty-five. This 
section shall not apply to the state or Boston police or to those 
of the metropolitan district commission or to the police of any 
other city or any town. Approved April 1, 1924. 



G. L. 63, § 14, 
etc., amended. 



(7/iap.l82 An Act relative to mortgage deductions in connection 
with the taxation of savings departments of trust 
companies. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fourteen of chapter sixty-three of the General Laws, 
as amended by chapter two hundred and thirty-nine of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby further amended 
by striking out, in the seventh and eighth lines, the words " may 
be deducted under both said sections" and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — and transferred during the year between 
the savings and commercial departments may be considered 
both in determining the daily average of mortgages deductible 
under section twelve and also in determining the monthly aver- 
age of mortgages deductible under section fifty-six for the respec- 
tive periods during which they remain as investments in said 
departments, — so as to read as follows: — Section 14- No 
investment of deposits in the savings department of any trust 
company exempt in any year from the tax imposed by section 
eleven shall be in the same year a basis for any deduction allowed 
in computing any other tax which trust companies are required 
by law to pay, except that investments in real estate mortgages 
deductible under section twelve or fifty-six and transferred dur- 
ing the year between the savings and commercial departments 
may be considered both in determining the daily average of 
mortgages deductible under section twelve and also in determin- 
ing the monthly average of mortgages deductible under section 
fifty-six for the respective periods during which they remain as 
investments in said departments ; provided, that the same mort- 
gage investment shall not be considered during the same cal- 
endar month in determining the daily average of mortgages 
deductible under section twelve and the monthly average deduct- 
ible under section fifty-six. Approved April 1, 1924- 



Investments 
in savings de- 
partment not 
to be basis of 
deduction 
from other 
taxes on trust 
companies. 
Deduction of 
real estate 
mortgages. 



Pro\'isos. 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 183. 167 



An Act penalizing fraud in connection with licenses to Chav. 183 

OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-four of chapter ninety of the General Laws is G- l 9o, § 24, 
hereby amended by inserting after the word "authority" in tlie ^"'^'^ ^ 
tenth hne the following : — , or whoever loans or knowingly 
permits his license to operate motor vehicles to be used by another 
person, or whoever makes false statements in an application 
for such a license or falsely impersonates the person named in 
such an application, — so as to read as follows: — Section 24. openitmg"'^ 
Whoever upon any way operates a motor vehicle recklessly, or ^^°^^lf^^l^ 
while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, or so that the while under 
lives or safety of the public might be endangered, or upon a bet inf^^cating 
or wager or in a race, or whoever operates a motor vehicle for liquor, etc. 
the purpose of making a record and thereby violates any provi- 
sion of section seventeen or any regulation under section eighteen, 
or whoever without stopping and making known his name, 
residence and the number of his motor vehicle goes away after 
knowingly colliding with or otherwise causing injury to any 
other vehicle or property, or whoever uses a motor vehicle with- 
out authority, or whoever loans or knowingly permits his license Fraud in con- 
to operate motor vehicles to be used by another person, or who- licenses. 
ever makes false statements in an application for such a license 
or falsely impersonates the person named in such an application, 
shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty nor more than 
two hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not less than two 
weeks nor more than two years, or both; except that for a second 
offence of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence 
of intoxicating liquor, a person shall be punished by imprison- 
ment for not less than one month nor more than two years. Any Not stopping, 
person who operates a motor vehicle upon any way and who, comsfont'^etc. 
without stopping and making known his name, residence and 
the number of his motor vehicle, goes away after knowingly 
colliding with or otherwise causing injury to any person, shall 
be pimished by imprisonment for not less than one month nor 
more than two years. A conviction of a violation of this section Revocation of 
shall be reported forthwith by the court or magistrate to the conviction, etc. 
registrar, who may in any event and shall, unless the court or 
magistrate recommends other^'ise, revoke immediately the 
license of the person so convicted, and no appeal from the judg- 
ment shall operate to stay the revocation of the license. If it 
appears by the records of the registrar that the person so con- 
victed is the owner of a motor vehicle or has exclusive control 
of any motor vehicle as a manufacturer or dealer, the registrar 
may revoke the certificate of registration of any or all motor 
vehicles so owned or exclusively controlled. The registrar in his ^g^^^i? g^gg 
discretion may issue a new license to any person acquitted in the when. 
appellate court, or after an investigation or upon hearing may 
issue a new license to a person convicted in any court; provided, 
that no new license shall be issued by the registrar to any person 
convicted of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence 



168 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 184, 185. 



Prosecution 
for violations, 
if second 
offence, dis- 
position, etc. 



of intoxicating liquor until one year after the date of final con- 
viction, if for a first offence, or five years after any subsequent 
conviction, and to any person convicted of violating any other 
provision of this section until sixty days after the date of final 
conviction, if for a first offence, or one year after the date of any 
subsequent con\'iction. The prosecution for the violation of any 
of the provisions of this section, if a second offence, shall not, 
unless the interests of justice require such disposition, be placed 
on file or otherwise disposed of except by trial, judgment and 
sentence according to the regular course of criminal proceedings. 
It shall be otherwise disposed of only on motion in writing, 
stating specifically the reasons therefor, and verified by affidavit 
if facts are relied on. If the court or magistrate certifies in wi-iting 
that he is satisfied that tlie reasons relied upon are sufficient and 
that the interests of justice require the allowance of the motion, 
the motion shall be allowed, and the certificate shall be filed in 
the case. A copy of the motion and certificate shall be sent by 
the court or magistrate forthwith to the registrar. 

Approved April 1, 1924- 

Chap. 184 An Act relative to the right to search and seizure under 

THE LAW relative TO FISH AND GAME, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

ameiidw?" ^ ^' Scctiou six of chapter one hundred and thirty of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the second line, the 

?:i§'^lf°,®^'*'^'^^ words ", without a warrant," so as to read as follows: — Section 
6. The director, a warden, deputy or state police officer, may 
search any boat, car, box, locker, crate or package, and any 
building, where he has reason to believe any game or fish unlaw- 
fully taken or held may be found, and may seize any game or 
fish so taken or held, which shall be disposed of in such manner 
as the director deems for the best interests of the commonwealth; 
provided, that this section shall not authorize entering a dwelling 
house, or apply to game or fish passing through this common- 
wealth under authority of the laws of the United States. 

Approved April 1, 1924. 



and seizure 
under fish and 



game law. 



Prov'iso. 



Chap. 1S5 An Act authorizing the city of lynn to pension henry 

WHEELOCK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section • 1 . The city of Lynn may, on or before December 
thirty-first of the current year, retire Henry Wheelock, for over 
thu'ty-five years in the employ of its water department and at 
present employed as a foreman, and, by way of discharging its 
moral obligation to him, may pay him an annual pension equal 
to one half the average annual rate of compensation received 
by him during the three years next preceding his retirement. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provisions 
of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs prior to 
December thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved April 1, 1924- 



City of Lynn 
may pension 
Henry 
Wheelock, 



Submission to 
city council, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 186, 187. 169 



An Act divesting the essex company of its power to take (^/^^t) 1 86 
land by eminent domain and making it a domestic business 
corporation. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The provisions of chapter one hundred and sixty- Essex Com- 
three of the acts of eighteen hundred and forty-five conferring ont^powf/^ 
upon the Essex Company the right to take land by eminent to take land 
domain are hereby repealed; and said corporation shall hereafter domain and 
be subject to chapter one hundred and fifty-six of the General domestic 
Laws and all acts in amendment thereof or in addition thereto r^''^®^ corpo- 
and to all other general laws applicable to domestic business 
corporations, notwithstanding any limitations to the contrary 
heretofore enacted by general or special law; but nothing herein 
shall relieve said corporation from the obligation to maintain 
the canal and locks necessary for the passage of goods, boats and 
merchandise around its dam, as provided in said chapter one 
hundred and sixty-three. 

Section 2. Upon the acceptance of this act by the stock- Time of 
holders of said company in the manner provided by section * "^^ ^ 
three of chapter one hundred and fifty-six of the General Laws, 
and the filing in the office of the state secretary on or before 
December thirty -first in the current year of a copy of the vote of 
acceptance approved by the commissioner of corporations and 
taxation as provided in said section, this act shall take effect 
as of March thirty-first, nineteen hundred and twenty-four. * 

Approved April 1, 1924- 

An Act authorizing the county of Worcester to borrow C hap. 1S7 
additional money for the purpose of enlarging the 

county court house in the city of WORCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing necessary addi- Worcester 

,, .y\ i'i'i> county may 

tions to and alterations in the county court house in the city oi borrow money 

Worcester, and of furnishing and equipping the same, and for county^coun 

the purpose of acquiring by purchase or otherwise such additional „" Worcester 

land as may be necessary therefor, the county commissioners of 

the county of Worcester may from time to time borrow upon 

the credit of the county such sums as may be necessary, not 

exceeding, in the aggregate, sixty thousand dollars, and may 

issue bonds or notes of the county therefor, w^hich shall bear on 

their face the words, Worcester Countv Court House Loan, Act Worcester 

, ,_„ . T-< 1 1 • I • 1 11 ' • 1 County Court 

oi 1924. Lach authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan. House Loan, 

and such loans shall be payable in not more than five years from ^'^*' °^ ^^"*' 

their dates. Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the treasurer 

of the county and countersigned by a majority of the county 

commissioners. The county may sell the said securities at public 

or private sale upon such terms and conditions as the county 

commissioners may deem proper, but not for less than their 

par value. Indebtedness incurred hereunder shall, except as 

herein provided, be subject to chapter thirty-five of the General 

Laws. 



170 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 188, 189, 190. 



Wor'^iftlT *° Section 2. This act shall take eflFect upon its acceptance 
county com- by the county commissioners of Worcester county; provided, 
that such acceptance occurs prior to December thirty-first in the 
current year. Approved April 1, 1924- 



missioners 
Proviso. 



C hap. ISS An Act providing for the appointment of an executive 

CLERK to the CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Chapter two hundred and twelve of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out section twenty-eight and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following : — Section 28. There may 
annually be expended out of the treasury of the commonwealth, 
under the direction of the chief justice, such sums as may be 
appropriated for printing, for transportation of papers and docu- 
ments, for clerical work, for inspection of the records and doings 
of persons authorized to admit to bail, for an executive clerk 
to said chief justice, who ma}^ be an assistant clerk, and for 
certain other expenses incident to the work of the court. Said 
chief justice may appoint and remove said executive clerk and 
define his duties. Approved April 3, 1924- 



G. L. 212, § 28, 
amended. 

•Superior court, 

miscellaneou.s 

expense.^. 



Executive 
clerk to chief 
justice. 



G. L. 90, I 1, 
etc., amended. 



Chap.189 An Act RELATIVE TO THE REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN COMMERCIAL 
MOTOR VEHICLES OWNED BY NON-RESIDENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter ninety of the General LaAVs, as amended 
by section one of chapter four hundred and sixty-four of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby further amended 
by inserting after the word "year" in the thirty-sixth line the 
words : — ; provided, that any such resident who owns a com- 
mercial motor vehicle w^hich is operated in the commonwealth 
for more than thirty days in the year shall not, as to such vehicle, 
be deemed a non-resident, — so that the paragraph contained 
in the thirty-fourth to the thirty-sixth lines, inclusive, will 
read as follows: — "Non-resident", any resident of any state 
or country who has no regular place of abode or business in the 
commonwealth for a period of more than thirty days in the year; 
provided, that any such resident who owns a commercial motor 
vehicle which is operated in the commonwealth for more than 
thirty days in the year shall not, as to such vehicle, be deemed 
a non-resident. Approved April S, 1924- 



Definition of 
"Non-resi- 
dent" under 
motor vehicle 
laws. 
Pro^^so. 



Chap. 190 An Act dispensing with the transmission to, and the 

PUBLICATION BY, THE STATE SECRETARY OF CERTAIN INFORMA- 
TION AS TO VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONS. 



G. L. 182, § 5, 
repealed. 

Time of 
taking effect. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section five of chapter one hundred and eighty- 
two of the General Laws is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect as of November first, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 

Approved April 3, 1924- 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 191, 192, 193. 171 



An Act relative to the establishment of breeding areas QJkij) \<^\ 
IN certain great ponds. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and thirty of the General Laws is hereby G. L. 139, 
amended by inserting after section twenty-eight the following afterTas!" 
new section: — Section 28 A. The director, on petition of the Breeding areas 
aldermen of a city or the selectmen of a town where a great pond g^eaYp^onds, 
not used as a source of public water supply is situated, or, in establishment, 
case such pond is not wholly within a single city or town, on peti- 
tion of the aldermen or selectmen of a majority of the cities 
and towns wherein such pond is situated, may cause not exceed- 
ing twenty-five per cent of the area of said pond to be set apart, 
for such period of years as he may determine, as a breeding area 
for such food fish as he may judge best suited to its waters. The Public hear- 
provisions of the preceding section relative to public hearings "^^^' 
and notice thereof in the petitioning cities and towns shall apply 
to proceedings under this section. Whoever fishes in a breeding Penalty. 
area while set apart as aforesaid shall forfeit his license and shall 
be punished by a fine of not more than twenty dollars. 

Approved April 3, 1924- 

An Act authorizing the town of hard wick to pay a sum of (Jfiaj) 192 

money to GEORGE D. WARNER AND MARY C. WARNER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 , The town of Hardwick may pay a sum of money, Town of 
not exceeding seventeen hundred and fifty dollars, under such pay^ n^ney"^^^ 
terms and conditions as it shall impose, to George D. Warner and w:!?ner^a^nd " 
Mary C. Warner in full satisfaction for all damages suffered by Mary c. 
them on account of the construction, alteration or repair of a 
certain public highway upon which their property abuts in said 
town. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of said t^vote?s°etc 
town at an annual town meeting, or at a special town meeting 
called for the purpose, and shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a majority of the voters present and voting thereon; otherwise 
it shall not take effect. Approved April 3, 1924- 

An Act to provide for personal service outside the com- C/ia2?.193 
monwealth on libellees in divorce cases. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eight of chapter two hundred and eight of the General '^^^- ^^'if- 
Laws, as amended by chapter sixty of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-three, is hereby further amended by adding 
at the end thereof the following : — Personal service of the libel 
may be made upon the libellee, if outside of the commonwealth, 
by a sheriff or deputy sheriff of the commonwealth or by any 
duly constituted public officer qualified to serve like process 
in the place in which service is made, and when so made no 
publication shall be required, — so as to read as follows : — 



172 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 194. 



Summons by Section 8. The court or clerk may order the Hbellee to be sum- 
notice, etc., to •' ,...,.. 
libeiieesin moned to appear and answer at the court having jurisdiction 
vorce cases. ^£ ^j^^ cause, by the publication of such a form of notice, as it 
or he may require, in one or more newspapers to be designated 
in the order, or by delivering to the libellee an attested copy 
of the libel and a summons, or in such other manner as it or he 
may require. If such order is made by the clerk, the court may 
order an additional notice. If the libellee does not appear and 
the court considers the notice defective or insufficient, it may 
Personal ordcr further notice. Personal ser\-ice of the libel may be made 
commonwealth, upou the libellee, if outside of the commonwealth, by a sheriff 
or deputy sheriff of the commonwealth or by any duly constituted 
public officer qualified to serve like process in the place in which 
service is made, and when so made no publication shall be re- 
quired. Approved April 3, 1924. 



G. L. 215, § 18, 
etc., amended. 



Judges of 
probate may 
appoint court 
stenographers. 



C/iai). 194 ^^^ ^CT DISPENSING WITH THE PERMANENT STENOGRAPHER FOR 
THE PROBATE COURT IN SUFFOLK COUNTY AND AUTHORIZING 
THE APPOINTMENT OF A PERMANENT OFFICER FOR SAID COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and fifteen of the General 
Laws, as amended in section eighteen by chapter three hundred 
and ninety-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, 
is hereby further amended by striking out said section eighteen 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 18. At 
the trial of any issue of fact in a probate court the presiding judge 
may appoint a stenographer, who shall be sworn and shall attend 
the trial, or such part thereof as the judge may direct, and per- 
form like duties and receive the same compensation therefor as 
a stenographer appointed by the superior court who is not on 
salary ; and the sums so payable for his attendance at court and 
for any transcript of his notes or part thereof furnished to the 
judge by his direction shall be paid by the county upon the 
certificate of the judge. The judges of probate of any county, 
except Suffolk, may, subject to the approval of the county com- 
missioners of such county, appoint and fix the compensation 
of a stenographer for the probate court of such county. The 
compensation and expenses of such stenographer shall be paid 
by the county. 

Section 2. Chapter two hundred and seventeen of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 
twenty-seven the following new section: — Section 27 A. The 
judges of probate for Suffolk county may appoint and at their 
pleasure remove a permanent officer to perform the duties pre- 
scribed by section fifty-six A of chapter two hundred and fifteen 
and such other duties as said judges may determine. The salary 
of such officer shall be fixed by the judges at a sum not exceeding 
three thousand dollars and such officer shall be allowed such 
sums for necessary traveling and other expenses as may be ap- 
proved by the judges. The salary and expenses of such officer 
shall be paid by the county of Suffolk. 

Approved April 3, 1924. 



Permanent 
stenographers. 



G. L. 217, new 
section after 
§ 27. 

Judges of 
probate for 
Suffolk county 
may appoint, 
etc., perma- 
nent officer, 
etc. 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 195, 196, 197. 173 



An Act authorizing the city of boston to pension michael Phn^ 1 05 

J. CURRAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston may, not later than the ex- City of Boston 
piration of the current year, retire Michael J. Curran, a member Mtchaefj°'^ 
of the police department of said city, who was shot and totally Curran. 
incapacitated while in the performance of his duty on January 
seventh, nineteen hundred and twenty-two, and, by way of dis- 
charging its moral obligation to him, may pay him an annual 
pension equal to his present annual compensation. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by the mayor and city council of said city, subject to the pro- dfy council. 
visions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs Proviso, 
prior to December thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved April 3, 1924- 

An Act relative to the pension paid by the city of revere fhnr) IQfi 
TO EDWIN A. GIBBS. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . For the purpose of further discharging its moral Pension paid 
obligation to Edwin A. Gibbs, the city of Revere may increase Revere to 
the pension now being paid him by said city from five hundred GUDbs^n- 
and thirty dollars and forty cents per year to not more than creased. 
seven hundred and seventy dollars per year. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provisions etc^ ^°^'^°''' 
of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occure prior to Proviso. 
December thirty-first in the current year. 

{The foregoing was laid before the governor on the twenty-eighth 
day of March, 1924, and after five days it had " the force of a law", 
as prescribed by the constitution, as it was not returned by him with 
his objections thereto within that time.) 

An Act relative to the maximum age of applicants for (Jfidj) 197 
positions in police and fire departments as affected ^' 

BY civil service RULES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section four of chapter thii-ty-one of the General Laws is hereby G. l. 31, § 4, 
amended by inserting after the word "selectmen" in the six- *™®° ® ' 
teenth line the following: — ; and except further that no rule 
shall prescribe a maximum age limit for applicants for positions 
in police or fire departments lower than thirty-five years, — so 
as to read as follows : — Section 4- The following, among Positions under 
others, shall be included within the classified civil service by bjTrijesTf^ 
rules of the board : board, etc. 

All persons having charge of steam boilers, heating, lighting Persons having 

14. • .. • J u xi, 1.LU charge of 

or power plants mam tamed by the commonwealth ; steam boilers, 

etc. 



174 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 198. 



Sealers of "^ 
weights and 
measures, etc. 



Members of 
police and fire 
departments. 



Restrictions as 
to certain rules. 



Inspectors of 

plumbing. 

Instructors, 

etc., in state 

prison and 

Massachusetts 

reformatory. 



All sealers and deputy sealers of v/eights and measures in 
towns of over ten thousand inhabitants and in cities, whether 
such officers are heads of principal departments or not, and also 
the inspectors of standards in the service of the commonwealth ; 

Members of police and fire departments of cities and of such 
towns as accept the provisions of this chapter, or have accepted 
corresponding provisions of earlier laws, and members of the 
police or fire department of any town which, as to such depart- 
ment, accepts section forty-eight or has accepted corresponding 
provisions of earlier laws; except that no rule regulating the 
height and weight of persons eligible to become members of the 
fire department shall be made or enforced except by the city 
council or selectmen; and except further that no rule shall 
prescribe a maximum age limit for applicants for positions in 
police or fire departments lower than thirty-five years ; 

Inspectors of plumbing in receipt of an annual salary; 

Instructors in the state prison and the Massachusetts reforma- 
tory, and all other employees in said institutions having prisoners 
under their charge. Approved April 4, 1924- 



Biennial elec- 
tions in city 
of Lynn. 



City council, 
election, 
terms, etc. 



C/iap. 198 An Act providing for biennial elections in the city of 

LYNN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Municipal elections in the city of Lynn for the 
choice of mayor, members of the city council and members of 
the school committee shall be held biennially commencing with 
the municipal election in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
five. There shall be no municipal election in said city in the year 
nineteen hundred and twenty-four. 

Section 2. At the biennial municipal election to be held in 
said city in nineteen hundred and twenty-five and at every 
biennial municipal election thereafter, all eleven members of the 
city council shall be elected to serve for two years from the first 
Monday of January following their election and until their 
successors are elected and qualified, subject to section fifty- 
seven of chapter three hundred and forty of the Special Acts 
of nineteen hundred and seventeen. The members of the said 
city council elected in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
two, shall, subject to said section fifty-seven, continue to hold 
office until the election and qualification of their successors who 
shall be elected at the biennial election in the year nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-five. The inauguration meeting of the city 
government shall be held on the first Mondaj' of January follow- 
ing the election of its members; provided, that if said first 
Monday of January falls on a holiday the said meeting shall take 
place on the following day. 

Section 3. At the biennial municipal election to be held 
in said city in nineteen hundred and twenty-five and at every 
biennial municipal election thereafter, all six elective members 
of the school committee shall be elected to serve for two years 
from the first Monday of January following their election and 



Inauguration 
meeting. 

Proviso. 



School com- 
mittee, elec- 
tion, terms, etc. 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 198. 175 

until their successors are elected and qualified, subject to said 
section fifty-seven. The members of said committee elected 
in nineteen hundred and twenty-one, shall, subject to said section 
fifty-seven, continue to hold office until the qualification of their 
successors, who shall be elected at the biennial election in the 
year nineteen hundred and twenty-five. The term of office of 
each of the members of the school committee elected at the 
annual election in the year nineteen hundred and tv/enty-three, 
shall, subject to said section fifty-seven, terminate on the first 
Monday of January nineteen hundred and twenty-six. 

Section 4. Such provisions of chapter three hundred and Certain incon- 
forty of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen, and sions'repeaied. 
all acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, as are 
inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed. Wherever the Word 
word "annual" is used in said chapter three hundred and forty, ^henlo'irl 
and acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, as applied biennial. 
to elections by the voters of said city, it shall hereafter be con- 
strued to mean biennial. 

Section 5. Said chapter three himdred and forty, as 1917, 340 (S), 
amended in section forty-seven by section four of chapter one Imenled.' 
hundred and seventy-seven of the Special Acts 01 nineteen hun- 
dred and nineteen, is hereby further amended by striking out 
said section forty -seven and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: — Section J^7 . If a vacancy occurs in the office of mayor Vacancy in 
or in the city council prior to the last six months of the term in orin'oH™'*^^'^ 
question, the city council shall order an election to fill the same t°bTfiii^d'^t 
for the unexpired term; and if a vacancy occurs in the office of 
mayor during the last six months of his term, the president of the 
city council shall succeed thereto for the remainder of the term. 
If the mayor is absent or temporarily unable from any cause to "Actin?: 
perform his duties or pending the election of a mayor to fill a JTowe'rg, etc. 
vacancy, they shall be performed by the president of the city 
council, who shall for the time being be designated "acting 
mayor", and shall possess the powers of mayor only in matters 
not admitting of delay, and shall have no power to make per- 
manent appointments. If the president is absent or unable to 
serve, the city council shall elect an acting mayor. Should an Temporary 
appointive officer of the city be temporarily unable for any cause acffor^ap^ *° 
to perform his duties, the council or the mayor, having the power ^flj^^jg^^u 
of original appointment, may designate a temporary appointee 
to act until such officer shall resume his duties. 

Section 6. This act shall be submitted to the voters of the Submission to 
city of Lynn for their acceptance at the state election in the ^°*®"' **"• 
current year in the form of the following question which shall 
be printed on the official ballot to be used at said election: 
"Shall an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen 
Jiundred and twenty-four, entitled 'An Act pro\'iding for Bien- 
nial Elections in the City of Lynn' be accepted?" If a majority 
of the voters voting thereon vote in the affirmative in answer 
to said question, then this act shall take full effect in said city, 
but not otherwise. Approved April 4, 1924- 



176 Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 199, 200. 



Chap. 199 An Act authorizing the town of monson to borrow money 

FOR school purposes. 



Town of Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for and con- 

borrow money structing school buildings and originally equipping and furnish- 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. For the purp 
structing school buildings an 
pose?°°' ^^^' irig said buildings, the town of Monson may borrow from time 
to time, within a period of five years from the passage of this act, 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, 
one hundred and sixty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 
Monson School notcs therefor, which shall bear on their face the w^ords, Monson 
Loan. Act of gchool Loau, Act of 1924. Each authorized issue shall constitute 
a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than 
fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall be authorized 
under this section unless a sum equal to an amount not less than 
ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted for the same pur- 
pose to be raised in the tax levy of the year when authorized. 
Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in excess of the 
statutory limit, but shall, except as herein provided, be subject 
to chapter forty -four of the General Laws exclusive of the pro- 
viso inserted in section seven of said chapter by chapter three 
hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved Ajyril 4, 1924. 



Chap. 200 An Act establishing the commissioners on uniform state 

LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
G- L. 6, § 26, Section 1. Chapter six of the General Laws is hereby 

amended by striking out section twenty-six and inserting in 
Board of com- place thereof the following : — Section 26. There shall be a 

missioners onf .. -r- x^i • j_- e 

uniform state board of comniissiouers on umiorm state laws, consistmg oi 

ifshmentretc. three suitable persons, who shall be appointed by the governor, 
with the advice and consent of the council, for five year terms. 
Within thirty days after the appointment of such commissioners, 
they shall meet and organize. The governor may remove for 
cause any or all of said commissioners. 

G- ^-^'^ 27, Section 2. Section twenty-seven of said chapter six is hereby 
amended by striking out all after the word "shall" in the ninth 
line and inserting in place thereof the words : — make an annual 

Duties of report, — so as to read as follows : — Section 27. The commis- 

sioners shall examine subjects upon which uniformity of legisla- 
tion in the various states of the United States is desirable, but 
which are outside of the jurisdiction of the congress of the United 
States; shall confer upon these matters with the commissioners 
appointed by other states for the same purpose; shall consider 
and draft uniform laws to be submitted for approval and adoption 
by the several states; and generally shall devise and recommend 
such other or further course of action as may tend to accomplish 



comnuBsioners. 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 201, 202. 177 

such purposes. They shall keep a record of their doings, and 
shall make an annual report. 

Section 3. The initial appointments under this act shall ^^fj appomt- 
be made by the governor, with the advice and consent of the 
council, to take effect on the expiration of the terms of the present 
commissioners on uniform state laws. 

Approved April 4, 1924- 

An Act to reduce the number of signatures required on Chap. 201 

NOMINATION PAPERS OF CANDIDATES FOR CITY OFFICES IN 
CERTAIN CITIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., a^ follows: 

Chapter fifty-three of the General Laws is hereby- amended by G. L 53, § 6. 
striking out section six and inserting in place thereof the follow- ^^^'^ ^ 
ing : — Section 6. Nominations of candidates for any offices Nomination 
to be filled by all the voters of the commonwealth may be made of sfgnktures ^' 
by nomination papers, stating the facts required by section required, etc. 
eight and signed in the aggregate by not less than one thousand 
voters. Nominations of all other candidates for offices to be 
filled at a state election, and of all candidates for offices to be 
filled at a city election except where city charters provide other- 
wise, may be made by like nomination papers, signed in the 
aggregate by two voters, in the case of offices to be filled at a 
state election, and one voter, in the case of offices to be filled at 
a city election, for every one hundred votes cast for governor at 
the preceding biennial state election in the electoral district or 
division for which the officers are to be elected, but in no event 
by less than fifty nor more than one thousand in the case of offices 
to be filled at a state election, or by less than fifty nor more than 
two hundred and fifty in the case of offices to be filled at a city 
election. Nominations of candidates for offices to be filled at a ' 
town election may be made by nomination papers signed in the 
aggregate by at least one voter for every fifty votes polled for 
governor at the preceding biennial state election in such town, 
but in no case by less than twenty voters. At a first election 
to be held in a newly established ward, the number of voters 
upon a nomination paper of a candidate who is to be voted for 
only in such ward need not exceed fifty; and at a first election 
in a town the number for the nomination of a candidate who is 
to be voted for only in such town need not exceed twenty. 

Approved April 4, 1924. 

An Act authorizing the sale of certain land in frajhing- Chap. 202 

HAM OWNED BY THE COMMONWEALTH AND USED FOR PURPOSES 
OF THE REFORMATORY FOR WOMEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The commissioner of correction, in the name and on behalf o/'^^ep^ti'on "^ 
of the commonwealth, may sell and convey, for such price ap- may seii certain 
proved by the governor and council as said commissioner may inghamusecT" 
determine, a certain parcel of land in Framingham used for ^"''ref'J.'^ato 
purposes of the reformatory for women and bounded and de- for women. 



178 Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 203, 204. 

scribed as follows : — Beginning at the southwesterly corner of 
said parcel at a stake on the northerly side of Herbert street and 
thence running northwesterly at right angles to said Herbert 
street by land of George F. Coolidge about one hundred and 
ninety-four and five tenths feet to a stake at Beaver Dam brook, 
thence northeasterly along said brook about two hundred and 
eighty-five feet to a stake, thence southeasterly in a line parallel 
with the line first described by land of Henry Bullard about two 
hundred and thirty-five and five tenths feet to a stake at said 
Herbert street, thence southwesterly by said Herbert street about 
two hundred and seventy-five feet to the point of beginning. 

Approved April 4, 1924. 

Chap. 203 An Act kelative to the expending of certain sums reim- 
bursed TO THE COMMONWEALTH FOR CERTAIN EXPENDITURES 
IN THE COMPLETION OF HIGHWAYS IN THE FIVE WESTERN 
COUNTIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
^^^'aIa' ^ ^' Section two of chapter five hundred and seventy-two of the 

amended. . i i i i • i i i i i -i 

acts of nineteen iiundred and twenty is hereby amended by strik- 
ing out, in the sixth line, the words "auditor of the common- 
wealth", and inserting in place thereof the word: — comptroller, 
— and by striking out, in the ninth line, the word "twenty-six" 
and inserting in place thereof the word : — twenty-eight, — so 
Repayment to as to read as follows : — Section 2. One fourth of any money 
mo*ney ex-^'^*'''° which may be expended under the provisions of section one of 
pended in ^^jg act for a highwav in anv county shall be repaid by the countv 

completion of , i i • ' i • i i i • " 

highways in to the commouwealth m such instalments and at such times, 
counTils!^'^" within six years thereafter, as the said division of highways, with 
the approval of the comptroller, having regard to the financial 
Expenditure Condition of the county, shall determine. A sum equal to the 
°l^\i^^'^° money so repaid shall, before November thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and twenty-eight, be expended by the said division, 
from time to time, without specific appropriation, either in 
completing the highways mentioned in said chapter two hundred 
and twenty-one, or in improving a highway in any town in the 
five western counties that is not situated upon one of the high- 
Pro^-iso. ways mentioned in the said act: provided, that the valuation 

of the town does not exceed one million dollars; the highway so 
improved to be a main highway connecting such town with its 
railroad station, with a main through highway, or with an adjoin- 
ing city or town. Approved April 4y 1924. 

Chap.204: An Act relative to sessions of registrars of voters. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

G. L 51, § 26, Section 1. Section twenty-sLx of chapter fifty -one of the 

amen e . General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word 

"annual" in the seventh line the words: — or biennial, — and 

by striking out, in the eighth line, the word "Saturday" and 

inserting in place thereof the word : — Wednesday, — so as 

Sessions of to read as follows : — Section 26. The registrars, for the pur- 

vo^ters*'^'' ° pose of registering voters in the manner hereinafter provided, 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 205. 179 

shall hold such day and such evening sessions as the town by 
by-law or the city by ordinance shall prescribe, and such other 
sessions as they deem necessary; but, except as provided in 
section fifty, in every city registration shall cease at ten o'clock 
in the evening on the twentieth day preceding the biennial state 
election and the annual or biennial city election, and in every 
town registration shall cease at ten o'clock in the evening on the 
Wednesday last but one preceding the biennial state election 
and the annual town meeting. The time and place of registration 
shall be the same for male and female applicants. 

Section 2. Section twenty-seven of said chapter fifty-one g. l. 51, § 27. 
is hereby amended by striking out, in the second line, the words *'"«°'i^^- 
"Saturday last" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
Wednesday last but one, — so as to read as follows : — Section Se3sions before 
£7. They shall hold at least one session at some suitable place p^ma'^'es. 
in every city or town on or before the Wednesday last but one 
preceding a primary, except a primary preceding a special 
election. 

Section 3. Said chapter fifty-one is hereby amended by g. l. 51, § 28, 
striking out section twenty-eight and inserting in place thereof ^'^e'^'^^'^- 
the following: — Section ^8. They shall hold a continuous Sessions on 
session from twelve o'clock noon until ten o'clock in the evening [^^i^flJon. 
on the last day for registration preceding the biennial state elec- 
tion and the annual or biennial city election or annual town 
meeting, except that in towns having less than three hundred 
voters said session shall be sufficient if it includes the time from 
two to four o'clock in the afternoon, and from seven to ten 
o'clock in the evening. Approved April 4, 1924- 



Chap.206 



An Act relative to the giving of notices to certain mem- 
bers OF THE GENERAL COURT OF HEARINGS BEFORE THE 
local AUTHORITIES ON PETITIONS FOR LOCATIONS OF STREET 
RAILWAYS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section seven of chapter one hundred and sixty-one of the g. l. lei, § 7, 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the tenth ^'^^^ ^ 
line, the words "; and if" and inserting in place thereof the 
words : — They shall also give like notice in writing of the time 
and place of such hearing to all members of the general court 
representing the district or districts in which such city or town 
lies, but the validity of the proceedings shall not be affected by 
failure to give notice to such members. If, — so that the first 
paragraph will read as follows : — Section 7. The board of alder- Locations of 
men of a city or the selectmen of a town, upon petition executed **'^^®* ^^'^ ^^^^' 
in accordance with the by-laws or a vote of the directors of a 
company organized or in process of organization under this 
chapter, or organized under a special act, for an original location 
of tracks in such city or town, shall give fourteen days' notice Notice of 
of the time and place for a hearing on such petition by publica- petHioM.°° 
tion thereof in one or more newspapers, if any, published in said 
city or town; otherwise, in such newspapers published in the 
county where the city or town is situated as shall be designated 



180 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 206, 207. 



Notice to 
certain mem- 
bers of general 
court. 



Granting of 
locations, etc. 



Certification 
by department 
of public 
utilities. 



by the board of aldermen or the selectmen thereof. They shall 
also give like notice in writing of the time and place of such 
hearing to all members of the general court representing the 
district or districts in which such city or town lies, but the valid- 
ity of the proceedings shall not be affected by failure to give 
notice to such members. If, after a hearing, they deem that 
public necessity and convenience so require, they may grant said 
location, or any portion thereof, and may prescribe how the 
tracks shall be laid, and the kind of rails, poles, wires and other 
appliances which shall be used, and, in addition to the general 
provisions of law governing such companies, and in respect of 
matters not treated of in such provisions, impose such other 
terms, conditions and obligations, incidental to and not incon- 
sistent with the objects of a street railway company, as they 
deem the public interests may require; but no such location 
shall be valid, until the department after public notice and a 
hearing shall certify that such location is consistent with the 
public interest. Approved April 4-y 1924- 



C hap. 20G An Act relative to the distribution of corporation taxes. 
. Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



G. L. 58. I lOA, 
etc., repealed. 



G. L. 58,'§ 25, 
etc., amended. 



Distribution 
of corporate 
taxes. 



Appeal to 
board of 
appeal. 



Section 1 . Section ten A of chapter fifty-eight of the General 
Laws, inserted by section two of chapter three hundred and 
seventy-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, 
is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. Said chapter fifty-eight, as amended in section 
twenty-five by section three of chapter three hundred and 
seventy-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one and 
section two of chapter three hundred and sixty-two of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby further amended 
by striking out said section twenty-five and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — Section 25. The commissioner shall 
ascertain and determine the amount due to each town under 
sections twenty to twenty-four A, inclusive, notify the treasurer 
of each town thereof, and certify the amount as determined to 
the state treasurer, who shall thereupon pay the same. The 
commissioner in his discretion may from time to time within the 
fiscal year make partial distributions of taxes paid therein and 
distributable under the provisions of section twenty, withholding 
such sums as may to him seem proper to provide for refunds and 
abatements. Any decision made by the commissioner under 
sections twenty-one to twenty-four A, inclusive, shall be subject 
to appeal to the board of appeal. Approved April 4, 1924. 



Chap. 207 An Act relative to the payment of additional compensa- 
tion FOR INJURY UNDER THE WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION 
LAWS IN CERTAIN CASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^te^' mend^d^' Section twenty-nine of chapter one hundred and fifty-two 
of the General Laws, as amended by chapter one hundred and 
sixty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 208. 181 

is hereby further amended by inserting after the word "injury" 
in the fifth line the words: — , and if incapacity extends beyond 
a period of four weeks, compensation shall be paid from the day 
of injury, — so as to read as follows : — Section 29. No com- Time at which 
pensation shall be paid for any injury which does not incapacitate compensation 
the employee for a period of at least seven days from earning be^'aid°etc*" 
full wages, but if incapacity extends beyond such period, com- 
pensation shall begin on the eighth day after the injury, and if 
incapacity extends beyond a period of four weeks, compensation 
shall be paid from the day of injury. When compensation shall 
have begun it shall not be discontinued except with the written 
assent of the employee or the approval of the department or a 
member thereof; provided, that such compensation shall be Provaso. 
paid in accordance with section thirty-five if the employee in 
fact earns wages after the original agreement is filed. 

Approved April 7, 1924. 



An Act relative to the filling of prescriptions for nar 
cotic drugs. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and ninety-eight of chapter ninety-four o. l. 94. § los, 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
fifteenth and sixteenth lines, the words " together with the legal 
signature of the person receiving such drug, ", so as to read as 
follows: — Section 198. Except as otherwise provided in sec- Saieanddis 
tions one hundred and ninety-nine and two hundred, no person 



C/iap.208 



amended. 



tribution of 
certain narcotic 



shall sell, furnish, give or deliver any narcotic drug except upon d'""gs regu- 
the written order of a manufacturer or jobber in drugs, whole- 
sale druggist, registered pharmacist actively engaged in business 
as such, physician, dentist or veterinarian registered under the 
laws of the state where he resides, or an incorporated hospital, 
college or scientific institution through its superintendent or 
official in immediate charge, or upon the written prescription Prescriptions 
of a physician, dentist or veterinarian registered as above pro- dlnt^^tTe1,c^' 
vided, such order bearing his legal signature, the date of the 
signature, his office address, the registry number given him under 
the act of congress approved December seventeenth, nineteen 
himdred and fourteen, and the name, age and address of the 
patient for whom it is prescribed. The prescription, when filled, 
shall show the date of filling and the legal signature of the person 
filling it, WTitten across the face of the prescription, and the 
prescription shall be retained on file for at least two years by 
the druggist filling it. No prescription shall be filled except in 
the manner indicated therein and at the time when it is received, 
and the full quantity of each substance prescribed shall be 
given. No order or prescription shall be either received for 
filling or filled more than five days after its date of issue as in- 
dicated thereon. Each pharmacist who fills a prescription for 
a narcotic drug shall secureh^ attach to the container thereof a 
label giving the name and address of the store where the prescrip- 
tion is filled, the date of filling, the name of the person for whom 
it is prescribed, the name of the physician, dentist or veterinarian 



182 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 209. 



Provisos. 



Section not 
to apply to 
certain 
peraons, etc. 



who issued it; and the narcotic drug so delivered shall always 
be kept in its container until used. No prescription shall be 
refilled, nor shall a copy of the same be made except for the 
purpose of record by the druggist filling the same, such record 
to be open at all times to inspection by the officers of the depart- 
ment of public health, the board of registration in pharmacy, the 
board of registration in medicine, authorized agents of said 
department and boards, and by the police authorities and police 
officers of towns; provided, that sections one hundred and 
ninety-seven to two hundred and thirteen, inclusive, shall not 
apply to prescriptions, nor to the sale, distribution, giving, 
dispensing or possession of preparations or remedies, if such 
prescriptions do not call for, or such preparations and remedies 
do not contain, more than two grains of opium or more than 
one quarter of a grain of morphine, or more than one eighth of 
a grain of heroin or more than one grain of codeine, in one fluid 
ounce, or, if a solid or semi-solid preparation, in the avoirdupois 
ounce; nor shall they apply to liniments, ointments or other 
preparations which are prepared for external use only, except 
liniments, ointments and other preparations containing cocaine 
or alpha or beta eucaine; provided, that such preparations, 
remedies or prescriptions are sold, distributed, given, dispensed 
or held in possession in good faith as medicines and not for the 
purpose of evading any provision of the last named sections, and 
provided that the possession of any narcotic drug, except in 
the form of prescriptions and preparations or remedies especially 
exempted in this section, by any one not being a manufacturer 
or jobber of drugs, or wholesale druggist, registered pharmacist 
actively engaged in business as such, or a physician, dentist or 
veterinarian registered as above provided, or superintendent or 
official in charge of an incorporated hospital, college or scientific 
institution shall, except as provided in section two hundred 
and five, be presumptive evidence of an intent to violate sections 
one hundred and ninety-eight to two hundred and ten, inclusive. 
This section shall not apply to a person having in his possession 
any of the above mentioned articles by virtue of a legal prescrip- 
tion legally issued under any provision of sections one hundred 
and ninety-eight to two hundred and ten, inclusive, and not 
obtained by any false representation made to the physician, 
dentist or veterinarian issuing it, or to the pharmacist who filled 
it; nor shall such sections apply to decocainized coca leaves or 
preparations made therefrom or to other preparations of coca 
leaves which do not contain cocaine. 

Approved April 7, 1924- 



C hap. 20Q An Act relative to park commissioners and to the taking 

OF LAND FOR PUBLIC PARKS. 



G. L. 45, § 2, 
amended. 

Park comnus- 
sioners in 
cities and 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . Chapter forty-five of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section two and inserting in place thereof 
the following : — Section 2. A town may elect a board of park 
commissioners, consisting of three persons, and prescribe their 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 210. 183 

t'^rms of office, or the members of a town planning board may towns, election , 
if so authorized by vote of the town act as park commissioners ^ppo'n*'"^"*' 
therein. In a town which has not elected a board of park com- 
missioners or has not authorized the town planning board so 
to act, the selectmen shall act as such board of park commis- 
sioners. The mayor of a city may, with the approval of the 
city council, appoint a board of park commissioners for said 
city, consisting of five persons, who shall hold office for terms 
of one, two, three, four and five years respectively from the first 
Monday in May next following such appointment, or until their 
successors are qualified; and thereafter the mayor shall annually, 
before the first Monday in May, with like approval appoint one 
such commissioner for a term of five years from said first Mon- 
day in May. No member of the city council, clerk or treasurer of 
such city or town shall be such commissioner. In cities a va- vacancies in 
cancy in such board shall be filled in like manner for the residue '"*"'^- 
of the unexpired term. A commissioner may be removed by a Removal. 
vote of two thirds of the ^^oters of a town, or by a vote of two 
thirds of all the members of a city council. Such commissioners No compen- 
shall serve without compensation. sation. 

Section 2. Said chapter forty-five is hereby further amended ^^^f^^ ^ ^• 
by striking out section three and inserting in place thereof the 
following : — Section 3. Any such board may locate public xaidng, pur- 
parks within its city or town and for that purpose may take in f^nd^r**^" °^ 
fee by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine or by pur- public parks. 
chase, gift, devise or otherwise, land which it considers desirable 
therefor, or may take bonds for the conveyance thereof to its 
city or town, but any such taking by eminent domain or by pur- 
chase shall be subject to the provisions of section fourteen of 
chapter forty. A city or town may take and hold in trust or 
otherwise any grant, gift, bequest or devise, made for the pur- 
pose of laying out or improving any parks therein. 

Section 3. Section ten of said chapter forty-five is hereby g. l. 45, § 10, 
repealed. Approved April 7, 1924- "^^^^^ ^ 

An Act to ascertain the will of the people with refer- Qjidj) 210 

ENCE TO the retention OF THE DAYLIGHT SAVING LAW, 
SO-CALLED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

For the purpose of ascertaining the will of the people of the Acttoascer- 
commonwealth concerning the continuance or repeal of the day- pe'°pi^^ia°h 
light saving law, so-called, the secretary of the commonwealth reference to 
shall cause to be placed on the official ballot to be used at the daylight 
next state election the following question : — " Shall daylight ^Xd^ '*'''• '"" 
saving be retained by law in Massachusetts?" The votes upon 
said question shall be received, sorted, counted and declared, and 
copies of records thereof transmitted to the secretary of the 
commonwealth, laid before the governor and council, and by 
them opened and examined, in accordance with the laws relating 
to votes for state officers and copies of records thereof, so far as 
such laws are applicable. The governor shall make known the 
result by declaring the number of votes in the affirmative and 



184 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 211. 



the number in the negative, and shall transmit a statement of 
such result, in WTiting, to the general court during the first week 
of the session in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-five. If 
it shall appear that a majority of said votes is in the affirmative, 
it shall be deemed and taken to be the will of the people that 
the daylight saving law, so-called, shall be continued in force, 
and if a majority of said votes is in the negative, it shall be 
deemed and taken to be the will of the people that said law shall 
be repealed. Approved April 8, 19£4- 



Chap. 211 



G. L. 131. § 33, 
amended. 



Close season 
for ruHed 
grouse and 
woodcock. 



G. L. 131, 
new section 
after § 44. 

Board to de- 
termine and 
define limits 
of districts 
wherein 
permits to 
capture, etc., 
ruffed grouse 
may be used. 



No compen- 
sation, etc. 

Granting of 
permits to 
capture, etc. 
ruffed grouse 
doing damage 
to fruit trees. 



No fee. 

Report as to 
grouse cap- 
tured, etc. 



An Act relative to ruffed grouse. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirty-three of chapter one hundred and 
thirty-one of the General Laws is hereb}^ amended by inserting 
after the word "section" in the first line the words: — forty- 
four A or, — so as to read as follows : — Sectimi 33. Except as 
pro^■ided in section forty-four A or fifty-three, no person, except 
between the twentieth of October and the twentieth of Novem- 
ber, both inclusive, shall hunt, pursue, take or kill a ruffed 
grouse, commonly called partridge, or a woodcock, or have the 
same, or any part thereof, in possession, whenever or wherever 
the same may have been taken or killed; and no person, except 
as provided in section thirteen, shall at any time transport or 
cause to be transported out of the commonwealth the above 
named birds, or have in possession any such bird with intent so 
to do. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and thirty-one is 
hereby further amended by inserting after section forty-four the 
following new section: — Section 44^^- A board, consisting of 
the commissioner of conservation, the commissioner of agri- 
culture and the director of the division of ornithology, acting in 
person or through their duly authorized agents, together with 
a representative of the Massachusetts Fruit Growers Associa- 
tion, Inc., and of The Massachusetts Fish and Game Protective 
Association, may from time to time determine and define the 
limits of districts within the commonwealth wherein permits to 
capture, pursue, wound or kill ruffed grouse, as hereinafter pro- 
vided, may be used. Said board shall serve without compensa- 
tion and shall not incur any expense on account of the common- 
wealth. Upon application to the director, upon blank forms 
furnished by the division, by the owner or occupant of land in 
a district wherein a permit as aforesaid may be used, the director 
may grant to him a permit authorizing him, or a member of his 
family authorized by him so to do or a person permanently em- 
ployed by him on such land if authorized as aforesaid, to capture, 
pursue, wound or kill on such land, but only for such period be- 
tween December first and April fifteenth following as may be 
specified in such permit, any ruffed grouse which he may find in 
the act of doing damage to fruit trees. There shall be no fee for 
granting any such permit. The person by whom or under whose 
direction a ruffed grouse is captured, wounded or killed shall, 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 212, 213. 185 

within twenty-four hours thereafter, make a written report to 
the director, stating the time, place and the number of grouse 
so captured, wounded or killed. Such person shall retain posses- 
sion of such grouse or the carcasses thereof for a period of five 
days, within which the director shall effect the disposition of the 
same for scientific purposes. Any person violating any provision Penalty, etc. 
of this section shall lie punished by a fine of not more than fifty 
dollars and, in addition thereto, the holder of any permit granted 
as aforesaid who violates any provision thereof or any provision 
of this section shall forfeit such permit. 

Approved April 8, 192/^. 



An Act authorizing the town of williamstown to borrow Qjidj) 212 

MONEY for school PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a new school ^°iiiiimstown 
building and for the purchase of original equipment and furnish- may borrow 
ings for said building, the town of Williamstown may borrow "chooTpur- 
from time to time, within a period of five years from the passage p°^^^- 
of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the 
aggregate, fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes 
therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Williamstown WiiUamstown 
School Loan, Act of 1924. Each authorized issue shall constitute 1';^''°/ 1^2^.' 
a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than 
fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall be authorized 
under this section unless a sum equal to an amount not less than 
ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted for the same pur- 
pose to be raised by the tax levy of the year when authorized. 
Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in excess of the 
statutory limit, but shall, except as provided herein, be subject 
to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the 
proviso inserted in section seven of said chapter by chapter three 
hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three. 

Section 2, This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 10, 192/^. 



An Act reviving certain corporations. Chav 213 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would cause in- Emergency 
convenience and expense, therefore it is hereby declared to be p'®^™ ^■ 
an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

The following named corporations, which were dissolved by Certain cor- 
the chapters set opposite their respective names, are hereby re- ?i>ed.°'^ '*" 
vived with the same powers, duties and obligations as if the said 
chapters had not been passed. 



186 Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 214, 215, 216. 

Certain cor- NaME. DISSOLVED BY — 

vived. Chautauqua Association (Fram- Chapter one hundred and fifty- 

ingham). seven of the Special Acts of nine- 

teen hundred and seventeen. 
Hibernian Friendly Society of Chapter one hundred and fifty- 
Marblehead. seven of the Special Acts of nine- 

teen hundred and seventeen. 
New England Helping Hand So- Chapter one hundred and fifty- 
ciety (Boston). seven of the Special Acts of nine- 

teen hundred and seventeen. 
Norfolk Realty Company . . Chapter one hundred and nine of 

the Special Acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and eighteen. 
V. S. Pond Company . . . Chapter one hundred and nine of 

the Special Acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and eighteen. 
Masters Manufacturing Com- Chapter four hundred and forty of 
pany. the acts of nineteen hundred and 

twenty-two. 

Approved April 10, 1924- 
Chap. 214^ An Act relative to sites and plans for vocational 

SCHOOLS IN THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Sites and plans SECTION 1. No sitcs for Vocational school buildines shall be 

tor vocational -ii i • i> -kt -nii>i ii>i 

schools in city acquired by the city of New Bedford unless approval of the sites 
ford.^^ ^ by the board of trustees of the New Bedford vocational school is 
first obtained. No plans for the construction of or alterations 
in such buildings shall be accepted, and no work shall be begun 
on the construction or alteration thereof, unless the approval of 
said trustees is first obtained. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 10, 1924- 

Chap. 21 5 An Act authorizing the city of lynn to furnish water 

TO THE city of PEABODY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

ma^furm^'* SECTION 1. The city of Lynn is hereby authorized to fumish 
water to city watcr to the city of Peabody for such periods of time, in such 
o ea o y. manner, on such terms and conditions and in such amounts as 
the city council of said city of Lynn, by vote or votes, in ac- 
cordance with its charter, may determine, and for the purpose 
aforesaid, said city of Lynn, by its city council, in accordance 
with its charter, may make a contract with said city of Peabody, 
acting by its city council, in accordance with the charter of said 
city of Peabody. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 10, 1924- 

Chap. 216 An Act authorizing the town of ipswich to refund a 

PART OF its water AND ELECTRIC LIGHT LOANS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

?p°sw?ch^may SECTION L For tlie purpose of refunding a part of its water 

refund part of loan, the towu of Ipswich is hereby authorized to cancel all of 

Its water loan. 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 217, 218. 187 

its water notes which mature subsequent to the year nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three and which are now held by said town 
as a part of its water loan sinking fund, to an amount not ex- 
ceeding eighteen thousand eight hundred dollars, and to issue 
bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding said sum of eighteen 
thousand eight hundred dollars, which shall bear on their face 
the words, Ipswich Water Refunding Loan, Act of 1924. Each Ipswich Water 
authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans Loan? Act of 
shall be paid in not more than ten years from their dates. In- ^^-*- 
debtedness incurred under this act shall be in excess of the 
statutory limit, but shall, except as provided herein, be subject 
to chapter forty-four of the General Laws. 

Section 2. For the purpose of refunding a part of its electric May refund 
light loan, the town of Ipswich is hereby authorized to cancel electric light 
all of its electric light notes which mature subsequent to the loan- 
year nineteen hundred and twenty-three and which are now 
held by said town as a part of its electric light sinking fund, to 
♦ an amount not exceeding twenty-one thousand nine hundred 
dollars, and to issue bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding 
said sum of twenty-one thousand nine hundred dollars, which 
shall bear on their face the words, Ipswich Electric Light Re- ipswach Eiec- 
funding Loan, Act of 1924. Each authorized issue shall consti- fundiig^Lo^n. 
tute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more Act of 1924. 
than ten years from their dates. Indebtedness incurred under 
this act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except 
as provided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the Gen- 
eral Laws. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 10, 1924. 

An Act relative to the powers of the associated charities Phnj) 217 

OF SALEM MASSACHUSETTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Associated Charities of Salem Massachusetts, a corpora- Associated 
tion organized under general law, may be appointed guardian saie2i*Ma*8- 
of minor children with the same powers, duties and obligations sachusetts 
as are prescribed for such guardians by general law. pointed ^^' 

Approved April 10, 1924. e^^^^ian. etc. 

An Act authorizing the appointment as special police fhnj) 218 

OFFICERS OF AGENTS OF THE ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE OF ' ' 

BOSTON AND OF THE BOSTON WORK HORSE RELIEF ASSOCIA- 
TION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and forty-seven of the General Laws is o. l. 147, § 10, 
hereby amended by striking out section ten and inserting in amended, 
place thereof the following: — Section 10. The commissioner commissioner 
may appoint, at the request of the Massachusetts Society for gafe"y may 
the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Animal Rescue League appoint agents 
of Boston or the Boston Work Horse Relief Association, duly coiporatrons 



188 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 219, 220. 



as special 
police oflBcers, 
etc. 



accredited agents of the corporation so requesting as special 
police officers to serve for one year, subject to removal by the 
commissioner. Such special police officers shall report to him 
as to their official acts at such times and in such manner as he 
may require. They shall serve without pay, except their regular 
compensation as agents of said corporation. They shall receive 
no fees for services or return of any criminal process and shall 
have throughout the commonwealth the powers of constables 
and police officers to arrest and detain any person violating any 
law for the prevention of cruelty to animals. 

Approved April 10, 1924. 



Chap. 219 An Act to prevent the abuse of the uniform of the mili- 
tary, NAVAL AND OTHER FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES. 



G. L. 264, 
new section 
after § 10. 

Penalty for 
abuse of uni- 
form of mili-. 
tarj', naval 
and other 
forces of 
United States. 



Proviso. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and sixty-four of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by inserting after section ten the following new 
section: — Section 10 A. Whoever wears the uniform, or any 
distinctive part thereof, of the United States army, navy, marine 
corps, revenue cutter service, or coast guard, or of the national 
guard, while soliciting alms, or while engaged, for personal profit, 
in selling merchandise or taking orders for the same, in seeking 
or receiving contributions in support of any cause, enterprise or 
undertaking or in soliciting or receiving subscriptions to any 
book, paper or magazine, shall be punished by a fine of not more 
than one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment for not more 
than three months; provided, that this section shall not apply 
to the sale of property or any other act or transaction conducted 
under authority of the government of the United States. 

Approved April 10, 192Jf. 



Chap. 



Preamble. 



220 An Act repealing an act providing for the taking, for 
educational purposes, of the picture entitled " the 

synagogue", now IN THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

Whereas, Notwithstanding that it is the sense of the general 
court that works of art, which b}' their nature and character 
reflect upon any race or class within our commonwealth, should 
not be placed in public buildings, nevertheless it is the opinion 
of said general court that chapter five hundred and forty-one of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two does not embody 
a feasible or constitutional solution of the situation which said 
chapter sought to remedy, accordingly. 



Act providing 
for taking of 
picture "The 
Synagogue", 
repealed. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter five hundred and forty-one of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-two, as affected by chapter eighty-two of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby re- 
pealed. Approved April 10, 1924. 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 221. 189 



An Act relative to aid furnished to certain persons Chap. 221 

BY CITIES AND TOWNS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventeen of the General Laws is g. l. in. § is. 
hereby amended by striking out section eighteen and inserting ^^^'^ ^ 
in place thereof the following: — Section 18. A town may furnish Cities and 
temporary aid to poor persons found therein, having no lawful fu^iSsh^ail to 
settlements within the commonwealth, if tlie overseers consider certain state 

. , 1 !• • 11 1 11 • paupers, etc. 

it for the public interest; and the overseers snail m every case 
give written notice within five days to the department of public 
welfare, which shall examine the case and order such aid as it 
deems expedient. If it directs a discontinuance of such aid, it Removal to 
shall remove such persons to the state infirmary or to any state etc. 
or place where they belong, if their necessities or the pubhc 
interests require it, and the superintendent of said infirmary shall 
receive the persons removed thereto as if they were sent there 
in accordance with section seven of chapter one hundred and 
twenty-two. A detailed statement of expenses so incurred shall Expenses. 
be rendered, and after approval by the department such ex- 
penses shall be paid by the commonwealth. If any such person Proceeding* 
refuses to submit to removal, the department or any of its to submitTo 
officers or agents may apply to the district court of the district removal, etc. 
where such person resides, for an order directing that such re- 
moval be made. Upon such application the court shall forth- 
with cause a summons to be served upon the person so refusing, 
and, if he be a minor, upon his parent or guardian, requiring 
the attendance of the person so summoned at a time and place 
appointed therein for hearing; and at such time and place shall 
hear and examine upon oath such person or persons, and shall 
hear such otlier evidence as may be material. If upon hearing 
it appears that the person sought to be removed is without a 
legal settlement in this commonwealth and is unable to support 
himself, and that his necessities or the public interests require 
his removal, the court shall issue an order in writing, directed to Court order 
a duly constituted officer or agent of the department, reciting etc. 
that such person appears to be a state pauper, and that his 
necessities or the public interests require his removal, and com- 
manding such officer or agent to remove him to the state in- 
firmary or to any other state institution designated by the de- 
partment, and such officer or agent shall thereupon make the 
removal as ordered. After the removal is made such officer or 
agent shall file such order, with his return thereon, with the 
clerk of the court from which it was issued. In every case Expenses. 
where a removal is ordered a detailed statement of the expense 
incurred by any town for the support of the person so removed 
while application for his removal was pending before the court 
shall be rendered, and after approval by the department shall 
be paid by the commonwealth. Approved April 10, 1924- 



190 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 222, 223. 



G. L. 58, § 18, 
etc., amended. 



Distribution 
to cities and 
towns of 
income tax 
proceeds. 



Cha'p.222 An Act relative to the distribution to cities and towns 

OF THE PROCEEDS OF THE TAX ON INCOMES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section eighteen of chapter fifty-eight of the 
General Laws, as amended by section two of chapter fifty-four 
of the acts of nineteen hundred, and twenty-two, is hereby further 
amended by striking out, in the thirty-first hne, the words "for 
school purposes", so that the second paragraph will read as 
follows : — The amount so collected in any of said years in excess 
of the sum necessary to make said payments shall be distributed 
in proportion to the amount of the state tax imposed upon each 
town in that year, after deducting a sum sufficient to reimburse 
the commonwealth for the expenses incurred in the collection 
and distribution of said tax and for abated taxes repaid under 
said chapter during said year, which shall be retained by the 
commonwealth, and a sufficient sum to be distributed under 
Part I of chapter seventy. 

Section 2. Chapter seventy of the General Laws, as amended 
in section se^'en by section two of chapter three hundred and 
thirty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two 
and by section two of chapter one hundred and forty-five of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby further 
amended by striking out said section seven and inserting in the 
place thereof the following: — Section 7. Every superintendent 
of schools shall file with the commissioner of education, not later 
than July twenty-fifth in each year, a sworn statement, upon 
blanks prepared by the said commissioner, containing the data 
necessary to determine the amounts payable under Part I of 
this chapter. The said commissioner shall, not later than July 
twenty-seventh, prepare and transmit to the commissioner of 
corporations and taxation a list containing an estimate based 
on the information then in his possession of the amount payable 
under said Part I to each town for the current year. The com- 
missioner of education shall cause such statements to be exam- 
ined, and shall certify to the commissioner of corporations and 
taxation and to the comptroller the amount due each town. 

Approved April 10, 192 Jf. 



G. L. 70, I 7, 
etc., amended. 



Statements by 
superintendentB 
of schools to 
commissioner 
of education. 



Estimates of 
amounts 
payable to 
cities and 
towns from 
income tax for 
school pur- 
pose.s, etc. 



G. L. 170, § 12, 
etc., amended. 



Chap. 223 An Act relative to the issue of shares by co-operative 

BANKS. 

Be it enacted, etc., a.s follows: 

Section 1. Section twelve of chapter one hundred and 
seventy of the General Laws, as amended by chapter two hun- 
dred and forty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
one, is hereby further amended by striking out, in the twentieth 
line, the words "or more than" and inserting in place thereof a 
Capital of CO- comma, — so as to read as follows: — Section 12. The capital 
banks^ufbe to be accumulated shall be unlimited and shall be divided into 
unlimited, etc. ghares of the ultimate value of two hundred dollars each ; pro- 

Pro^^so. 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 224. 191 

vided that the total value of paid-up shares outstanding at any 
one time shall not exceed ten per cent of the assets of the corpo- 
ration. The shares may be issued in quarterly, half yearly or is^ue of 
yearly series, in such amounts and at such times as the board of ^ '"^®^' 
directors may determine. Shares of a prior series may be issued 
after a new series, subject to the approval of the board of di- 
rectors. Paid-up shares may be issued, subject to such approval, 
each share to have a value of two hundred dollars, which shall 
be paid by the purchaser when the shares are issued, together 
with interest from the last distribution of profits at a rate fixed 
by the directors, but not in excess of the rate distributed to un- 
matured shares. Paid-up shares shall participate in each dis- 
tribution of profits in the same manner and to the same extent 
as matured shares, as provided in section forty, but at a rate 
not to exceed five per cent. No person shall hold more than Hoidinga 
forty unmatured shares, ten matured and ten paid-up shares in •"™^^«'^ 
any one bank at the same tune. Paid-up shares may be with- 
drawn or retired in the manner provided in sections sixteen and 
eighteen for matured shares. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and seventy is hereby g. l. 179, 
further amended by inserting after section fifteen the following afte/^is!" 
new section: — Section 15 A. The number of shares which may issuance and 
be issued by the corporation and held at the same time in any ghl^g^n°joint 
joint account provided for in section fifteen shall not exceed accounts, etc.. 
eighty unmatured shares, twenty matured shares and twenty 
paid-up shares. Either party to such a joint account may also 
hold shares in his individual name, but the total amount of such 
shares held by him, both jointly and individually, in such corpo- 
ration at the same time shall not exceed eighty unmatured 
shares, twenty matured shares and twenty paid-up shares. 

Approved April 10, 1924- 



An Act to provide for the determination by the division (7/^^r) 224 

OF HIGHWAYS OF THE HORSE POWER OR CARRYING CAPACITY 
OF MOTOR VEHICLES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section two of chapter ninety of the General Laws, as> amended ^g ^amended 
by section one of chapter three hundred and three of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-two and by section sixty-four of 
chapter three hundred and sixty-two of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three, is hereby further amended by striking 
out, in the seventy-fourth line of said section two as appearing 
in the General Laws, the words "registrar, and his" and insert- 
ing in place thereof the words : — division, and its, — so that 
the eighth paragraph will read as follows : — If the registrar shall Refusal or 

,°.*^°^. in 1.-1 revocation of 

determine at any time that, tor any reason, a motor vehicle or motor vehicle 
trailer is unsafe or improperly equipped or otherwise unfit to be ""esistrations. 
operated, he may refuse to register the vehicle, and the registrar 
may for like reasons revoke any registration already made. The Determination 
horse power or carrying capacity of every motor vehicle or etc^°of moto?"^' 
trailer sought to be registered shall be determined by the di- vehicles. 



192 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 225, 226. 



Expiration of 
registrations. 



vision, and its determination shall be final and conclusive. The 
registration of every motor vehicle and trailer shall expire at 
midnight on December thirty-first in each year. 

Approved April 10, 1924. 



Chap. 22b An Act repealing the provisions of law providing for 

PREFERENTIAL VOTING AT MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS IN THE 
CITY OF NEWTON AND MAKING THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL 
PRIMARY LAWS APPLICABLE THEREIN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . Chapter two hundred and sixty-one of the Special 
Acts of nineteen hundred and sLxteen, and all acts in amend- 
ment thereof and in addition thereto, are hereby repealed, and 
upon such repeal the pro^'isions of general law relative to nomi- 
nating by municipal primaries shall apply in the city of Newton. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for its acceptance to 
the voters of the city of Newton at its next municipal election 
in the form of the following question which shall be placed upon 
the official ballot to be used at said election: "Shall an act 
passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, entitled 'An Act Repealing the Provisions of Law 
providing for Preferential Voting at Municipal Elections in the 
City of Newton and making the General ISIunicipal Primary 
Laws applicable therein', be accepted?" If a majority of the 
voters present and voting thereon vote in the affirmative in 
answer to such question, this act shall thereupon take effect, 
but not otherwise. Approved April 10, 1924- 



Law for 
preferential 
voting at mu- 
nicipal elec- 
tions in 
Newton re- 
pealed 
and general 
municipal 
primary laws 
made appli- 
cable therein. 
Submission to 
voters, etc. 



City of 
Holyoke may 
use certain 
park lands for 
laying out a 
public street 
and extending 
High street. 



Chap. 22Q An Act authorizing the city of holyoke to use certain 

PARK LANDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF LAYING OUT A PUBLIC 
street and extending HIGH STREET. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Holyoke, upon obtaining the consent 
of its parks and recreation commission, may use the following 
described land, which is now held for park purposes by said 
city and which is a part of Elmwood Park, for the purpose of 
laying oift a public street and extending High street in said 
city. The land necessary for the extension of said High street 
is bounded and described substantially as follows: Beginning 
at a stone bound, said stone bound being on the southwesterly 
side of Norfolk street and two hundred three and sixty-six one 
hundredths feet southeasterl}' from the intersection of the south- 
westerly side of Norfolk street and the southeasterly side of 
Maple street; thence running southwesterly on a curve of nine 
hundred thirty-nine and eighty one hundredths feet radius, two 
hundred fifty-one and seven one hundredths feet to a point on 
the northeasterly side of Ross avenue. [The point of curvature 
of the above mentioned curve being the intersection of the center 
line of Norfolk street and the northwesterly side of High street 
and the tangent length of said curve being two hundred fifty- 
six and eighty-one one hundredths feet]; thence southeasterly 



Acts, 1024. — Chaps. 227, 228. 193 

along the northeasterly side of Ross avenue seventy and eighteen 
one hundredths feet to a point; thence northeasterly along a 
curve of one thousand nine and eighty one hundredths feet 
radius, two hundred seventy-eight and twenty-three one hun- 
dredths feet to a stone bound on the southwesterly side of Norfolk 
street, [the point of curvature of the above mentioned curve 
being the intersection of the center line of Norfolk street and 
the southeasterly side of High street and the tangent length of 
said curve being two hundred seventy-five and ninety-three one 
hundredths feet]; thence northwesterly along the southwesterly 
side of Norfolk street seventy feet to the stone bound and place 
of beginning, containing eighteen thousand six hundred square 
feet, more or less. 

Section 2. Chapter four hundred and nineteen of the acts 1923, 419, 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-three is hereby repealed. repealed. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by Submission to 
vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provisions of etc^ ''°^^°^ ' 
its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs prior to Proviso. 
December thirty-first in the current year. So much of this act 
as authorizes its acceptance by said city council shall take effect 
upon its passage. Approved April 10, 1924- 



Chap.227 



An Act providing for the recording of certain affi- 
davits RELATIVE TO THE TITLE OF LAND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and eighty-three of the General Laws g. l. i83, 
is hereby amended by inserting after section five the following after § 5. 
new section:- — Section 6 A. A statement of a person's married Recording of 
or unmarried status, kinship or lack of kinship, or of the date daviTs'^reiative 
of his birth or death, which relates or purports to relate to the ^° *^'*''® °^ '*'^*^" 
title to land and is sworn to before any officer authorized by 
law to administer oaths may be filed for record and shall be re- 
corded in the registry of deeds for the county where the land 
or any part thereof lies. Any such statement, if so recorded, or 
a certified copy of the record thereof, in so far as the facts stated 
therein bear on the title to land, shall be admissible in evidence 
in support of such title in any court in the commonwealth in 
proceedings relating to such title. Approved April 10, 1924. 

An Act providing a penalty for non-compliance with Chav. 228 

THE RULES, REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS OF THE DEPART- 
MENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH IN RESPECT TO FOOD AND DRUGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and ninety-one of chapter ninety-four g. l 94, § 191, 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the '*'"®° " 
sixth and seventh lines, the words "and whoever sells or offers 
for sale any such article", by inserting after the word "misbrand- 
ing" in the seventh and eighth lines the words: — or non-com- 
pliance with said rules, regulations and standards, — and also 
by inserting after the word "inclusive" in the twelfth line the 
words : — or not to comply with the rules, regulations and 



194 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 229. 



Penalty for 
delivery, etc., 
of food or 
drugs adulter- 
ated, mis- 
branded or not 
complying 
with rules, 
regulations and 
standards, etc. 



No article to 
be deemed 
misbranded, 
etc., if, etc. 



Proviso. 



standards provided for in said sections, ■ — so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Section 191. Except as otherwise provided in sections 
one hundred and eighty-six to one hundred and ninety-six, in- 
clusive, whoever for pay or otherwise delivers or offers to deliver 
to any person any article of food or drug adulterated or mis- 
branded, or which does not comply with the rules, regulations 
and standards provided for in sections one hundred and eighty- 
six to one hundred and ninety-five, inclusive, shall in the case 
of misbranding or non-compliance with said rules, regulations 
and standards be punished by a fine of not more than two hun- 
dred dollars, and shall in the case of adulteration be punished 
by a fine of not less than twenty-five nor more than two hun- 
dred dollars; but no article shall be deemed misbranded or 
adulterated under sections one hundred and eighty-six to one 
hundred and ninety-five, inclusive, or not to comply with the 
rules, regulations and standards provided for in said sections, 
if it is intended for export to any foreign country and is prepared 
or packed according to the specifications or directions of the 
foreign purchaser; provided, that no substance is used in the 
preparation or packing thereof in violation of the laws of the 
foreign country to which the article is intended to be shipped; 
but if the article is sold or offered for sale for domestic use or 
consumption then it shall not be exempt from said sections. 

Approved April 10, 192Jf. 



Chap. 



G. L. 218, § 1, 
etc., amended. 



District court 

of Lawrence, 

territorial 

jurisdiction, 

etc. 

G. L. 218. § 6, 

amended. 



District court 
justices and 
special justices. 

District court 
of Lawrence. 



229 An Act abolishing the office of trial justice of methuen, 
providing for a third special justice of the district 
court of lawrence, and authorizing said district court 
to hold sessions in the town of methuen. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and eighteen 
of the General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter 
four hundred and thirty of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twgfjty-one and by section one of chapter two hundred and 
forty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is 
hereby further amended by inserting after the word "Lawrence" 
where it occurs the second time in the fifty-fifth line, the words: 
— and Methuen, — so that the paragraph contained in the 
fifty-fifth and fifty-sixth lines will read as follows : — The dis- 
trict court of Lawrence, held at Lawrence and Methuen; Law- 
rence, Andover, North Andover and Methuen. 

Section 2. Section six of said chapter two hundred and 
eighteen is hereby amended by striking out the word "and" 
where it first occurs in the third line and inserting in place 
thereof a comma, — and by inserting after the word "Essex", 
in the same line, the words : — and the district court of Law- 
rence, — so that the first paragraph will read as follows : — 
Section 6. The district court of Nantucket shall consist of one 
justice and one special" justice. The central district court of 
Worcester, the district court of southern Essex and the district 
court of Lawrence shall consist of one justice and three special 
justices. Each of the other district courts, except the municipal 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 230. 195 

court of the city of Boston, shall consist of one justice and two 
special justices. 

Section 3. Section two of chapter two hundred and nineteen g. l. 219, 5 2, 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the ^"^^^ 
comma after the word "Andover" where it occurs the first 
time in the third line and inserting in place thereof the word : — 
and, — and by striking out, in the third and fourth lines, the 
words "and Methuen", so as to read as follows: — Section 2. j^oraJon*'^^*' 
One such trial justice may be designated and commissioned in 
each of the following places : Ludlow, Hardwick, Barre, Hudson, 
Hopkinton, Saugus, Nahant, Marblehead, North Andover and 
Andover. 

SeTction 4. Section seventeen of said chapter two hundred ^- ^ ^^^' J j'^- 

, 111 • i>i 11 ^tc, amendea. 

and nmeteen, as amended by section one of chapter three hun- 
dred and sixty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
two, is hereby further amended by striking out all after the 
word "dollars" the first time it occurs in the eleventh line and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — ; and Andover, five 
hundred dollars, — so as to read as follows : -^'Section 1 7. The Trial justices, 
several trial justices in the places herein named shall receive a 
salary, to be paid by the county in which the respective places 
are situated, on the basis of the following named sums for each 
year or portion thereof of their respective commissions : Ludlow, 
five hundred dollars; Hardwick, two hundred and fifty dollars 
Barre, three hundred dollars; Hudson, five hundred dollars 
Hopkinton, one hundred dollars; Saugus, one thousand dollars 
Nahant, twelve hundred dollars; Marblehead, one thousand 
dollars; North Andover, three hundred dollars; and Andover, 
five hundred dollars. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 12, 1924- 

An Act dissolving certain corporations. Chap. 230 

Whereas, It is necessary that certain delinquent and other Emergency 
corporations be dissolved before April first in the current year, p'®^™ ^®- 
therefore this act is hereby declared to be an emergency law, 
necessary for the immediate preservation of the public con- 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Such of the following named corporations as are Certain 
not already legally dissolved are hereby dissolved, subject to the d^ssoiv^d!'"* 
provisions of sections fifty-one and fifty-two of chapter one hun- 
dred and fifty-five of the General Laws : — 

A. & B. Film Company, A & M Motor Car Company, Incor- 
porated, A. B. Durrell & Co., Inc., A. Bass Company, A. C. 
Chandler & Son, Inc., A. Dodge & Son Corporation, A. E. 
Wightman Company, The, A. F. Gay Company, A. Frank Seltzer 
Company, A. Freedman & Sons Company of Detroit, A. G. 
Crosby & Son, Inc., A. H. Crafts Co., Inc., A. Johnson, Incor- 
porated, A. L, Foster Company Incorporated, A. M. K. Tjre 



196 Acts, 1924. — Chap. 230. 

wTrporations Fluid Company, A. M. Lock's Specialty Shop, Incorporated, 
dissolved. A. M. Tuttle Company, A. N. F. Shoe Company, Incorporated, 

A. P. Bencks Company, A. Wolfson & Son, Inc., Abbott Putnam 
Company, Aberdeen St. Garage, Inc., Accesso Company, The, 
Acme Milling and Coal Company, Acton Orchard Farms, Inc., 
Adams, Aim & Co. Inc., Adams Cold Storage Warehouse Co., 
Inc., Adams of Boston, Inc., Adams, Pfeil Company, Adirondack 
Tire Tube Company, Aerial Amusement Operating Co., Aero- 
fram Co., The, Aetna Manufacturing Company, Aiken Drug 
Company, Aker-Allen Lumber Co. Inc., The, Albany Street 
Realty Co., Albright-Guibord Photographic Company, Alex- 
andria Lunch, Inc., Alfond Shoe Company, All New England 
Publicity Corporation, The, Allen L. Goldfine, Inc., Allen Spool 
& Wood Turning Co., Allerton Ice Company, The, Alliance 
Economic Corporation, Alliance Machinery Exchange, Inc., The, 
Alliance Top, Body and Trimming Co., Alpha Drug Company, 
Alpha Garage Inc., Altman & Kabatchnick Company, American 
Asphalt Company, American Auto Radiator and Lamp Works 
Inc., American Belting and Tanning Company, American Biscuit 
Company, American Broom Company, American Chemical and 
Dyestuff Company, Incorporated, American Clutch Company, 
American Credit -Co., American Delicatessen Importing Com- 
pany, The, American-European Supply Company, American 
Fabric Mfg. Company, American Fuel Supply Company, Ameri- 
can Gum Tape & Machine Co., American House Drug Co., 
American Iceless Refrigerator Co., American Knotting Machine 
Company, American Linters Company, American Lithuanian 
Agricultural Association, Inc., American-Lithuanian Machinery 
Corporation, The, American Machinery and Equipment Corpo- 
ration, American Marble Tile Co., American Match Company, 
The, American Mate Company, American Mirror & Reflector 
Corporation, American Motor Appliance Company, American 
Never-Slip Shoe Company, American Oxygen Association (In- 
corporated), American Paint and Putty Co., American Plating 
Company, American Security Company, American Standard 
Clothing, Incorporated, American Steam Gauge & Valve Manu- 
facturing Compan}^, American Tack Company Inc., American 
Textile Soap Company (1918), American Tulle Company, Ameri- 
can Waste Co. Inc., American Whip Company, Amerikaf Tan- 
ning Co. Inc., Ames Street Garage Company, Amesbury Amuse- 
ment Company, Amesbury Specialty Company, Amigraph Com- 
pany Inc., The, Anchor Leather Co. of Massachusetts, Andean 
■ Oven Company, Anderson Foundry Company, The, Andrews 

Shoe Company, Anglo-American Cotton Company, Angus 
Morrison Company, Anthony S. Lewis Company, The, Apperson 
Motor Car Co. of N. E., Aqua-Thermos Motor Company, Arax 
Grocery Company, Incorporated, Arcadia Print Works, Arena 
Cafe Inc., Ai-ey Manufacturing Company, Aristocrat Food 
Products Corp., Arlington Press Corporation, Arlmont Country 
Club, Inc., Armory Garage, Incorporated, Armstrong Manu- 
facturing Co., Arnold & Company, Inc., Arrow Products Com- 
pany, Arruda Grocery Co., Asbestos Fabric Company, Limited, 
The, Ashby, Crawford Company, Ashley Pond Ice Company, 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 230. 197 

Ashmont Ideal Market Inc., Associate Company, The, Asso- Certain 
ciated Hardware Distributors, Incorporated, Association Co- d?88oived°°* 
Operative de Chicopee, Athol Public Market, Inc., Athol Theatre 
Company, Atlantic Blacking Company, Atlantic Chemical Com- 
pany, Atlantic Distributing Company, Atlantic Extract Co., At- 
lantic Realty Company, Inc., Atlantic Shoe & Slipper Corpora- 
tion, Atlantic Transportation Co., x\tlas Athletic Equipment 
Company, Atlas Box Company, Atlas Clothing Corporation, * 

August Johnson Company, Inc., Auto Finance & Sales Co., Auto 
Freight Corp., Auto Glare Remover Company, Inc., Auto 
Pointer Co. Inc., The, Auto Sales Company (1919), Auto Service 
Co. Inc., Auto Supply Company, Inc., Automatic Flour Com- 
pany, The, Automatic Individual Butter Cutter Company, Auto- 
mobile Workers Building Corporation, Automotive Equipment 
' Corporation, Auxiliary Fire Alarm Company of Boston, The, 
Avenue Realty Company, Azaleana, Inc. 

B. & B. Sales Ser\ace Inc., B. & S. Drug Company, B. C. F. 
Realty Corporation, B. Cleveland Bassett Company Inc., The, 
B. Cottier & Sons, Inc., B. Feinberg Sons Company, B. L. Kartt 
Inc., B. Le\ine-Blumenthal Co. Inc., B. R. Claflin, Inc., B. V. F. 
Manufacturing Co., Inc., Babcock Cream Doughnut Co., Babe 
Ruth Cigar Co., Bader Coal Company, The, Bagley & Delury 
Shoe Co., Bahmann Iron Works Company, The, Bakeman & 
Williams, Inc., Baker & Cassidy Co., Baker Bros. & Co., Inc., 
Baker Electrical Co., Inc., Baker Shoe Company Inc., Banchor 
Baking & Canning Co., Bangor Lunch, Inc., Bankers' Bond and 
Mortgage Co., Inc., The, Bankers Guaranty Corporation, 
Bankers Investment Company, The, Banner Manufacturing Co, 
Inc., Banner Tire & Rubber Co., Barber-Buck Construction 
Company, Barker Bakeries Original System, Inc., Barker Page 
Company, Inc., Barnett Shoe Co., Inc., Barney & Smith, Inc., 
Barron, Anderson Company, Barron-Norcross Soap Corpora- 
tion, The, Barry-Grewer Fish Company, Barry, Loud & Com- 
pany, Inc., Bartlett Investment Co., Bar ton- Wheeler Shoe Com- 
pany, Bates Shoe Company, Battery Service Co. of Springfield, 
Battery Shop, Inc., Battey-Gunn Company Inc., Baxter Manu- 
facturing Company, Bay State Bag Company, Bay State Brass 
Rail Company, Bay State Cap Co., Bay State Coal Company, 
Bay State Comb Company, Bay State Cranberry Co. (Inc.), 
Bay State Foundry Company, Bay State Freezer Inc., Bay State 
Fruit Auction Company, Bay State Granite & Marble Company, 
Bay State Navigation Company, Bay State Publicity Co., The, 
Bay State Refining Company, Bay State Spring Water Com- 
pany, Inc., Bay State Storage & Warehouse Company, Bay 
State Textile Finishing Company, Bay State Toy Co., Bay State 
Waste Company, Bayside Inn Hotel Company, The, Beacon 
Cloak & Suit Co., Beacon Development Inc., Beacon Dress & 
Skirt Co., Beacon Dry Goods Stores Co., Beacon Grocery Com- 
pany, Beacon-Hudson Company, The, Beacon Investment As- 
sociation, Inc., Beacon Tool & Machine Co., Beaux Arts Garage, 
Inc., Becklaw Co., Inc., The, Bedford Construction Company, 
Bedford Garage and Machine Company, Bee-Hive Cafe Inc., 
Bell, Gregory, Inc., Bell Mitchell Company, Belle Waist Com- 



198 Acts, 1924. — Chap. 230. 

Certain pany, The, Ben. Berry Co., Ben-Maiz Company, Bennett Tool 

dls^o'h^ed!"^^ Company, Bentley Machine Company, Berdell Brothers Incor- 
porated, Berger's Alleys, Inc., Bergson, Laserson & Gorfinkle, 
Inc., Berkovich-Mishel Leather Company, Berkshire County 
Sheep Growers Cooperative Exchange, The, Berkshire Leather 
Manufacturing Corporation, Berry Clothing Co., Bert Farm 
Milk Company, Bertsmith Chemical Company, Inc., The, Bestol 
Company, Bestol Company, The, Betts Lighterage and Wrecking 
Company, The, Betty Brown Candy Shops, Inc., Beverly 
Chemical Companj^, Incorporated, Beverly Confectionery Com- 
pany, Beverly Italian Investment Company, Inc., Bickum Shoe 
Company, Big Five Mica Products Inc., Big Four Lumber Com- 
pany, The, Bio-Chemic Fertilizer Company, Birch Street Garage 
Co., Black's Theatre Corporation, Blackstone Clothing Co., 
Blackstone Linen Works, Inc., Blackstone Woolen Mills, Blan- 
chard & Ford, Inc., Blue & White Soap Company, Blue Hill 
Battery Station, Inc., Blue Hills Pedigreed Silver Black Fox Com- 
pany, Boardman Manufacturing Company, Bolton Fruit Com- 
pany, Bon Marche, Inc. of Webster, Massachusetts, Bon Ton 
Millinery Company of Holyoke, Booth-Langmaid Co., The, 
Boover-Kittredge Co., Inc., Borkow Confectionery Company, 
Boston and Brockton Shoe Corporation, Boston and Idaho 
Milling Company, Boston and Ophir Gold Mining Company, 
Boston Apron Company, Boston Bag Co. of New York, Boston 
Beef Company, Boston Bonnet Wire Co., Boston Candy Stores 
Company, Boston Coat Manufacturing Company, Boston Com- 
bining Company, Boston Disposal Company, Boston Felt Slipper 
Co., Boston Finance Corporation, Boston Food Exchange, Inc., 
Boston Gaiter Co., Boston Garment Manufacturing Company 
Incorporated, Boston Guild of Woodcarvers, Co-Operative, Inc., 
Boston-Hartford Optical Company, Boston Heel and Remnant 
Company, Boston Ignition Co., Boston Leather Finishing Com- 
pany, Boston Magneto and Generator Ser\ice Incorporated, 
Boston Mail Order House, Inc. (1920), Boston Map Mounting 
Service, Inc., Boston Merchandise Exchange, Inc., Boston Mill 
Supply Co. Inc., Boston Paint and Supply Company, Boston 
Realty and Construction Company, The, Boston Sheridan Com- 
pany, Boston-Springfield Optical Company, Boston Superior 
Petticoat Co., Inc., Boston Tire and Accessories Company, Bow- 
doin Mfg. Co. Inc., Boyle, Butler Company, Boylston Dress Co., 
Boylston Shoe Manufacturing Company, Inc., Boylston Tailor- 
ing Company Inc., Boj'nton Appliance Company, Braintree Con- 
tracting Company, Brauer Waste Company, Inc., Brenners', 
Inc., Bresnahan-MacLaughlin Shoe Co., Bresnick's Delicatessen, 
Inc., Briggs Carriage Company, Briggs-Lynn Candy Company, 
Briggs Systems Company', The, Brightwood Bronze Foundry 
Co., Bristol Company, The, Broadwell Productions Incorpo- 
rated, Brockton Motor Exchange Co., Brockton Novelty Felt 
Slipper Co. Inc., Brockton Rubber Cement Company, Brockton 
Salvaging Company Incorporated, Brodsky & Stern, Inc., Brown 
Auto Specialties Company, Bryant Building Products Corpora- 
tion, Buchholz Automobile Company, Inc., Buckley and Mannix 
Undertaking Company Incorporated, Buckley Warehouse Sales 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 230. l99 

inc., Builders and Buyers Mortgage Company, Burnhara Motor Certain 
Company, Burnham's Pharmacy, Inc. d?Ifoiv"d^" 

C. A. Cathcart Co., Inc., C. A. Cotton, Inc., C. A. Remick 
Motor Company, C. E. Trumbull Company, C. Edmund Davis, 
Inc., C. H. Dwinell Hardware Co., C. J. O'lveefe Shoe Company, 
C. P. Shaw Co. Inc., Cadrain Auto-Motors Corporation, Cam- 
bridge Automobile & Wagon Co. Inc., Caml^ridge Home News, 
Inc., Cambridge Knitting Co., Cambridge Metal Barrel Co., 
Cambridge Reversible Life Float Inc., Cameo Company, Incor- 
porated, Cameo Manufacturing Corporation, Campbell Motors 
Corporation, Canaan Press, The, Canal Fish & Fi'eezing Co., 
Cantor & Wolpert, Inc., Canvas Shoe INIanufacturing Company, 
Cape Amusement Compan}^, Cape Ann Research Company, 
Cape Cod Fish Freezing and Packing Company, The, Capulin 
Mining Co. Inc., Carl V. Torrey Co. Inc., Carolina Pavement 
Co., Carter & Sherburne Company, Case Shoe Co. Inc., Castilian 
Company, The, Castle, Incorporated, The, Cel-Far Company, 
Cement Products Company, Incorporated, Cenola Talking INIa- 
chine Company, The, Central Amusement Operating Company, 
Central Automobile Tire Company of Worcester, Central Bowl- 
ing and Cigar Company, Century Manufacturing Company, 
Chain Specialty Shops, Inc., Chairtown Upholstering Co., Inc., 
Chalifoux INIotor Company, Champagne Vineyard Brewers Co., 
Inc., The, Champion Manufacturing Company, Chandler Motors 
of New England, Inc., Charles Barnett Company, Charles E. 
Brewer Company, Chas. E. Morse Co., Inc., Charles F. Winter, 
Inc., Charles Holske Corporation, Charles R. Dean Compan^'^, 
Charles River Manufacturing Company, Charles S. Gove Com- 
pany, Charles S. Walton & Co. of Massachusetts, Charles Singer 
and Sons Company, Charles St. Garage, Inc., Charles Van Lim- 
beck & Co., Inc., Charles W. Buck Company, Charron Building 
Company, The, Chase Steel W'ool Co., Chatham Freezer Co., 
Chelsea Shoe Co., The, Chelsea Square Pharmacy, Inc., Chelsea 
Theatre Company, Inc., Cheney, Upham & Co., Inc., Cherry 
Bounce Company, Chesnul Shoe Manufacturing Company, The, 
Chester Chemical Company, Incorporated, Chevrolet Motor 
Company of New England, Chick Realty Co., Church & Burt 
Taxi Company, City Auto Service & Repair Company of Pitts- 
field, City Coal Company of Haverhill, The, City Iron Foundry 
Co., City Point Amusement Co., Clarence INI. Smith, Incorpo- 
rated, Clark & MacKusick Company, Clark Rubber Co., CleAe- 
land-Cheever Company, Cliff & Company, Inc., Club Stable 
Corporation, Coal Conservation Company, Coast To Coast 
Trading Company, Cobb's Boston Tea Co., Ltd., Cogswell 
Garage, Inc., Cohen Bros. & Karsh Co. Inc., Cohen Bros. Com- 
pany, Coin Sorting and Counting Company, Colasta Company, 
The, Colonial Aerial Transportation Company, Inc., Colonial 
Antique Oriental Company, Colonial Cold Storage Company, 
Colonial Film Producing Co., Colonial Grocery Company, 
Colonial Home Builders Corporation, Colonial ]\Iotors Corpora- 
tion, Colonial Preserving Company, Colonial Spa, Inc., Columbia 
Bag Wood and Coal Company, Columbia Bathing Suit Co., 
Columbia Companies Incorporated, Columbia Investment Co., 



200 Acts, 1924. — Chap. 230. 

co*rporatioM Columbia Valley Paper Co., Columbian Amusement Company, 
diasoived. Columbus Shoc Corporation, Combination Farms Company, 

Commercial Box Company, Commercial Distributing Company 
of Boston, Commercial Macaroni Manufacturing Company, 
Commercial Metals Corporation, Commercial Security Com- 
pany, Inc., Commonwealth Brick Company, Commonwealth Car 
Company, Boston, Commonwealth Confectionery Company, 
Commonwealth Envelope Company, Commonwealth Loan Asso- 
ciation, Inc., Commonwealth Oil Cloth Company, Common- 
wealth Photo Play Corporation, The, Commonwealth Thrift 
Corporation, Commonwealth Wholesale Drug Company, Com- 
monwealth Wool Storage Company, Community Pharmacy, Inc., 
Concord Smelting and Refining Co., Confectioners' & Grocers' 
Exchange Corporation, Congress Company, The, Connecticut 
Tailoring Co., Connelly Real Estate Company, Connery Machine 
and Tool Company, Conservatory Pharmacy, Inc., Consolidated 
Braiding Company, Consolidated Fur Import and Export Co., 
Inc., Consolidated Grocery Company, Inc., Consolidated Leather 
Co., Consolidated Sales Company, Constance M. Allen, Inc., 
Consumers' Cooperative Company, Consumers Food Exchange 
Incorporated, Consumers' Products Corporation, Continental 
Company, Continental Rubber Company, Incorporated, Conti- 
nental Sugar & Products Co. of Holyoke, Mass., Contoocook 
Valley Farm, Incorporated, Co-operative Credit Association, 
The, Copecut Cranberry Company, Copeland and Dodge Com- 
pany, The, Copley Ai't Service Incorporated, The, Coppus Engi- 
neering and Equipment Company, Corona Company, Corvin & 
Jacobson Inc., Cosmic Power Co. of Massachusetts, Cosmopoli- 
tan Garment Company, Incorporated, Cottage City Rink Com- 
pany, Coughlin & Lovell, Inc., Coughlin, Mitchell & Wall Co., 
Cradock Garage Inc., Cranberry Harvesting Machine Com- 
pany, Crane Drug Company, Inc., Crescent Company, Inc., The, 
Crompton Associates, Crosby-Worcester Leather Goods Com- 
pany, Cryptofil Manufacturing Company, Crystal High Grade 
Shoe Manufacturing Company, Crystal Shops, Inc., The, Cun- 
ningham & Duncan Co., Cushman & Hebert, Inc., Czechoslovak 
Trading Corporation. 

D. A. Donovan's Sons Co., D. F. G. Company, D. P. O'Brien 
Company, Incorporated, D. Pelletier Tea and Coffee Company, 
Dainty Maid Dress Co. Inc., Damon and Ellis, Incorporated, 
Daniel Glover & Son Inc., Daniels Cornell Company, The, 
Daniels Manufacturing Company, Darling & Company, Inc., 
Davis Costume Company, Davis Safety Device, Inc., Daw You 
Low Restaurant Company, Day Baker Company, Incorporated, 
Day Trucking Corporation, Dayco Products Inc., De Cody 
Corset Company, Deane Machine Company, Dechert and 
Walker Motors Company, Deco Trading Co., Deep Sea Fisheries 
Sales, Inc., Delano Electric Company, The, Delfix Co., Demers 
Motor Specialties Company, Demter Company, The, Dennett 
& Prince Leather Co., Devens House, Inc., The, Dewhurst, Inc., 
Diamond Wood Heel Co., Direct Importing Company, Direct 
Shoe Company, Directoyu Company, The, Dr. A. B. Courte- 
manche Dental Co. Inc., Dodge Engineering Company, Dolge 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 230. 201 

Felt Company, The, Dolge Slipper Company, The, Dolly Madi- Certain 
son Baking Corporation (1919), Donahiie-Middleton Co., Don- d'iIs'o°ivtd°°' 
nelly & Co., Inc., Dorchester Taxi Co.-Uphams Corner Garage, 
Inc. (1918), Doughnut Service Company, Drevitson-Collinson 
Company, Drew Orchards, Inc., Drew Petroleum Company, 
Duley & Co., Inc., Dunlap-Baldwin Company, Dupuis-Shea 
Company, Dura Construction Company, Dutch Food Shop, In- 
corporated, The, Dwight Estates, Inc. 

E. A. & M. C. Witherell Co., E. A. Morrissey Company, E. C. 
Bowman & Son Company, E. H. Hancock Co., E. K. T. Com- 
pany, The, E. M. Loew's, Inc., E. M. Poitevin, Inc., E. Noyes 
Whitcomb Company, E. R. Seeley, Inc., E. Stoddard & Son 
Company, E. V, Bowen Corporation, The, E. W. Clark Com- 
pany, E-Z Fold Ironing Table Co., E. Z. Sawyer Shoe Company, 
Eagle Auto Supply Company, Eagle Clothing Co., Eagle Leather 
Company, The, East End Realty Company, Eastern Aircraft 
Corporation, The, Eastern Brush Manufacturing Corporation, 
The, Eastern Motor Contest Association, Inc., Eastern Securities 
Corporation, Eastern Trading Co. Inc., Economy Counter Co., 
Economy Shoe Company, Edgar Levinstein Company, Edge- 
worth Drug Company, The, Educational Film Company of New 
England, Inc., Educational Projector Corporation, Edward D. 
Walsh Company, Edwin L. Feibelman, Inc., Electra Stores, Inc., 
Electric Supply Corporation, Elite Men's Shop, Inc., Elite Shoe 
Stores, Inc., Elkhart Motors Sales Company, Elliot Incorporated, 
Ellis Shoe Co., Inc., Ellkop System, Inc., Elm Hill Provision 
Company, Emergency Auto Service Company, Emery Bank 
Service Inc., The, Empire Amusement Company, Empire Circuit, 
Inc., Empire Food Products Company, Empire Grocery Com- 
pany, Empire Theatre Realty Company, Eno Company, The, 
Enterprise Brass Foundry Inc., Equitable Plan, Incorporated, 
Equitable Security Corporation, Erman Shoe Co., Ernest W. 
Saunders Company, Essex County Baking Co. Inc., Essex 
County Building Company (1883), Essex County Fair, Trotting 
& Amusement Company, Essex Lunch, Inc., Essex Raincoat 
Company, Essex Tire Company, Inc., Estes Realty Company, 
Eureka Metal Heel Company, Eureka Sole and Leather Com- 
pany, Evans-Hall Supply Co., Everett Morgan Company, 
Everett Piano Company, Everett Supply Company, Everlast 
Ring Cast Company, Everyman Corporation, The, Excello 
Clothing Company, Eyers Drug & Chemical Company. 

F. & F. Dental Laboratory, Inc., F. C. Parker & Son, Inc., 
F. C. Richardson Leather Co. Inc., F. D. Hall Manufacturing 
Company, Inc., F. D. Mansur Leather Company, F. E. Bacon 
and Co., Inc., F. E. Houghton Company, F. G. George & Co., 
Inc., F. H. Sauncy Shoe Corporation, F. J. Kennedy Company, 
F. L. Horton ISIanufacturing Company, F. 0. Dewey Company, 
F. S. Carr Rubber Company, F. S. Corlew & Company, Inc., 
F. Scott Woodruff Company, F. T. Knight Refrigerator & Store 
Fixture Co., F. W. Fullerton Company, F. W. G. Manufacturing 
Company, F. W. Mason Company, Fair Oaks Realty Company, 
Fairbanks Drug & Chemical Co., Falk-Baker Companj^, Fall 
River Milk Producers Corporation, Fall River Operating Corpo- 



202 Acts, 1924. — Chap. 230. 

Certain ration, Fall River Trunk Company Inc., Falmouth Pharmacy, 

S°Wed°°'' !"(*•, Faulkner Lumber Company, Faulkner Manufacturing Com- 
pany, Fearer Bros., Inc., Federal Amusement Corporation, Fed- 
eral Corporation, The, Federal Shoe Company, Federal Wool 
Company, Feldman & Greenberg Inc., Felkin Automobile Paint- 
ing Co., Fellows Shoe Co., Inc., Felstiner-0' Council Shoe Co., 
Inc., Fenton's Market, Inc., Fernwood Amusement Corporation, 
Ferrar & Hutchinson Inc., Ferry Street Garage, Inc., Fessenden 
Engineering Corporation, Fidelity Chocolate Co., Fidelity Cor- 
poration, Fidelity Mercantile Agency of Worcester, Field & 
Kennedy, Inc., Fitchl^urg Motor Sales Inc., Flaherty Cigar Co., 
Inc., Flitner-Atwood Company (1901), Flitner-Atwood Com- 
pany (1920), Flynn Roofing & Metal Co. Inc., Forino Company, 
The, Formal Leather Company, Forrest, Lewis and Company 
Inc., Forte Publishing Company, Foster Cap Co. Inc., Foster, 
Wheelwright & Payson Company, 440 Fourth Avenue Corpora- 
tion, Four Wheel Hydraulic Brake Company of Massachusetts, 
Foxboro Realty Compan}^ The, Fracto Specialty Company, 
Frameless Concrete Construction Company, Framingham 
Motors Co., Frank C. Rawsofi Co., Inc., Frank E. Fleet Com- 
pany, Franklin Compan}' of New Bedford, Franklin Hardware 
Company, Franklin Howes Medicine Company, Franklin Park 
Theatre Co., Franklin Press, Inc., The, Fred W. Baker Shoe 
Company, The, Frederick E. Bennett Company, French, Shriner 
& Urner, Inc., Fresh Pond Fruit Co., Frink & Company, Inc., 
Frutosen Drug Co., The, Furbish Shoe Company. 

G and Z Clothing Company, G. E. Leadbetter and Sons, Inc., 
G. H. Dyer Company, The, G. Jaris Company, G. R. Walker 
Co., Inc., G. S. Green Co., Gaines Products Corporation, The, 
Gallagher & Company, Incorporated, Garden City Garage, Inc., 
Garnet Grit Co. of America, The, Gath Motor Car Company, 
Inc., Gekco Company of St. Joseph, The, Gelinas Wood Heel 
Company, Inc., General Auto Top, Inc., General Discount Cor- 
poration, The, General Importation Co., General Motorcycle 
Sales Co., General Sales Incorporated, General Shoe Company, 
General Stabilizer Co., General-Victory Mailing & Messenger 
Co. Inc., Gentile Flour Products Company, Geo. B. Dowley Co., 
George B. Doyle & Co., Incorporated, George F. Berrj^, Inc., 
George F. Croak Foundry Company, George G. Page Box Com- 
pany, George H. Porell Company Inc., George Hart Laboratories, 
Inc., George L. Osborn Incorporated, Geo. M. Ingalls Co., George 
N. Tougas Shoe Company, Gibbs Markets, Inc., Gibson Game 
Company, Gilbert-Hogan Motor Co., Gillespie Aircraft Com- 
pany, Gillespie Aircraft Corporation, Glendale Laundry, Inc., 
The, Glenway Pharmacy, Inc., Globe Auto Supply Company, 
Globe Cleansing Company, Globe Felt Slipper Co., Globe Gar- 
ment Company, Globe Transportation Company, Inc., Godwin 
M. Brown, Inc., Gordon Manufacturing Company, Gorham 
Drug Store, Incorporated, Gould & Osberg Compan}', Grand 
Amusement Company, Graton & Knight, Inc., Great Eastern 
Companj' Incorporated, Great Northern Lumber Co., Greater 
Pictures Co. Inc., The, Green Amusement Corporation, Green 
and Beaudin, Inc., Green Brothers Mfg. Co., Green Dore Morri- 



I 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 230. 203 

son Company, Greene Carburetor Co., Greenfield Industrial ^^frporationa 
Company, Inc., Greenleaf Motor Sales, Inc., Green's Market dissolved. 
Co. Inc., Green's Pharmacy, Grocers Baking and Supply Com- 
pany. 

H. & G. Confectionery Company, H. & H. Motor Specialties, 
Inc., H & J Shoe Company, H. & P. Auto Supply Co., The, H. C. 
Wood Lumber & Supply Co., H. D. Perry Company, H. H. 
Mawhinney Company, H. J. Chamberlin, Inc., H. L. Kendrick 
Company, Inc., H. L. Piatt & Co. Inc., H. Rozeen Co., H. T. 
Bristow Last Company, H. T. SchaefeB Incorporated, H. V. 
Greene Laborador Expedition, Inc., H. W. and Way Spaulding, 
Inc., H. W. Rowley Company, H. Weger & Son, Inc., Hadley 
Coal Company, The, Haffenreffer & Co. Inc., Hagar-]\Iann 
Manufactiu-ing Company, Haiblum Shoe Co. Inc., Hall-Blinn 
Lumber Company, Hall Shoe Company, Hallett Brothers Com- 
pany, Hall's Dairy, Incorporated, Hambro Shoe Company, 
Hamer Improved Washer Compan}', Hamilton Realty Co. Inc., 
Hammond Motor Car Company, Hampden Investment Com- 
pany, Hampden Motor Company, Inc., Hampden Motor Truck 
Corporation, Hampden Provision Co., Inc., Hankow Tea Com- 
pany, Hanover Athletic Club, Inc., Hanscom Construction Com- 
pany, Harbor Bar Fish Weir Company, Harbor Storage Com- 
pany, Hardware Sales Compan}% The, Hare's Motors of Worces- 
ter, Inc., Harlow Shoe Finishing Machinery Company, Harold 
Cox, Inc., Harper, Bowditch & South, Inc., Harper-Libby Com- 
pany Incorporated, Harrington Credit Clotliing Company, Har- 
rington ISIanufacturing Company, Harrington Tool Corpora- 
tion, Harris-Baird Compam-, Harris Company, Inc., Harris 
Motors Company, Inc., Harrison & Peters, Inc., Harrison-Lock- 
wood Co., Harry Gordon & Company, Incorporated, Harry M. 
Hope Asiatic Corporation, Hart & O'Donnell Shoe Company, 
Hart Machine & Tool Company, The, Hartig & Miller, Inc., 
Hartley Silk Company, Inc., Harvard Amusement Co., Harvard 
Sales Co., Harwood Brothers, Inc., Haslam and Bussell, Incorpo- 
rated, Hassam PaA-ing Compan}^, Hava Lunch, Incorporated, 
Haverhill Motor Bus Company, Haverhill Slipper Company, 
Inc., Haymarket Extract Company, Haj'ward & Litch Express 
Company, Hayward Cloak & Suit Co., Hebbard Haskell Corpo- 
ration, The, Hebbard Young Company, The, Hedlund Shoe Co., 
Hellenic Amusement Co., The, Hellenic Housing Company, 
Henry F. Pueschel Sales Co., Inc., Henry W. W^are Company, 
Herman H. Currier Co., Hi-Lo Jack Corporation, "Hide and 
Leather Company, The, Higgins the Florist, Inc., High Grade 
Piano Phonograph Music Co., Highland Lake Mill, Inc., Hight's 
Incorporated, Hoag and W'alden, Incorporated, Hogg & Bond, 
Inc., Holden Community Corporation, Holden-Harris Housing 
Co., Hollister, White & Co. Incorporated, Hoist Furniture Mov- 
ing and Transportation Company, Holton, Richards & Co. Inc., 
Holyoke Theatre Inc., Home Beautiful Company, Inc., The, 
Home Building Corporation, Home Development Corporation, 
Home Extract Company, Home Labor Savers of Mass., Inc., 
Homestead Welt Shoes, Inc., Horace W. Murray Co. Inc., Horn 
Novelty Company, Inc., Horn Products Company, The, Hough 



204 Acts, 1924. — Chap. 230. 

Sl-porations Cash Recorder Company, Howard Graphite Co., Howlett Shoe 
dissolved. Company, Howlett Shoe Corporation, Hub Auto Radiator Com- 

pany, Hub Auto Tire Exchange, Inc., Hub Beef Co. Inc., Hub 
Electric Steel Casting Co., Hub Elevator Company, Hub General 
Merchandise Co., Hub Hair Sales Company, Hub Paint Re- 
moving Company, Hub Scale Co., Inc., Hub Wool Stock Co., 
Hudson Broach Company, Hudson Plumbing Company, The, 
Hudson Sole Co., Hudson Upper Co., Hughes Leather Company, 
Hughes, Patrick and Company, Incorporated, Hutton-Johnson 
Company, Hyde Park Fruit Company, Hyde Park Motor Lines, 
Inc., Hyde Park Warehouse Co. of Boston, Hygienic Pharma- 
ceutical Company, Hygrade Mfg. Co., Hyman Goldman Com- 
pany. 

I. J. Warren Company, I. Shactman Leather Company, Ice 
Pavilion, Inc., Ideal Cap Co., Ideal Coated Paper Company, 
Ideal Stores, Inc., Ideal Supply Co., Illuminated Advertising 
Service, Inc., Imperial Novelty Company, Imperial Shoe Co., 
Importers Branch, Ltd., Independent Chair Company, Inde- 
pendent Grocery & Market Company, Independent Shoe Ma- 
chinery Company, Independent Upholstering Company, Inc., 
Inheritance Securities Corporation, Intercolonial Navigation 
Company, International Coat Company, Inc., International 
Exchange Corporation, International Fixtures Co. Inc., Inter- 
national Food Products Corporation, International Game Com- 
pany, The, International Import and Export Company, Inter- 
national Leaf Tobacco Corporation, International Lobster Cor- 
poration, International Oil Investor Co., International Piano 
Manufacturing Company, International Press Company, Inter- 
national Publicity Corporation, International Service Company, 
Inc., International Sporting Goods Mfg. Co., Interstate Foun- 
dries Corporation, Inventions Manufacturing Company, Inc., 
Invincible Stopper Company, lonite Storage Battery Company, 
Ipswich Clothing Co. Inc., Ipswich Meat & Grocery Company 
Inc., Ira M. Williams Company, Italien Importing Co. Inc. 

J. B. Cover Company, West Ossipee Branch, The, J. Caddigan 
Company, J. F. Downey Corporation, J. F. Ingalls, Incorporated, 
J. Finberg & Sons Co., J. Holbrook & Co., Inc., J. J. Lippitt, 
Inc., J. N. Jeffery Company, J. S. Crehore & Co. Inc., J. T. 
Downing & Co., Inc., J. V. McGuirk Co., J. V. Steele Company, 
Inc., J. W. Emery Company, Jackson Motor Service Company, 
Jacob L. Green Drug Company, Jacobs Baking Co., Jacobson 
and Jacobs Inc., Jaines E. Carey & Sons, Inc., James G. Magee 
Company, The, James H. Lacey Co., James Millar Company, 
James Ramage Paper Company, James Thomas Co. Inc., Jap- 
roid Products Corporation, Jenney Electric Manufacturing Com- 
pany, John Aldrich and Company Incorporated, John and 
Arthur, Inc., John B. Sharpe Company, Inc., John C. Avery, 
Inc., John F. Lynch Company, Inc., John H. Beckman Co., John 
J. Cluin Sons Inc., John J. Forsythe, Inc., John J. Sullivan & 
Co. Inc., John L. Judd Company, Incorporated, John L, Kelly 
Contracting Company, John Leigh Company, John P. Curley 
Company, Inc., John Warner & Sons, Inc., John Zedros Com- 
pany, Inc., Johnson Auto Body Corporation, Johnson Company, 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 230. 205 

The, Jones Machine Co., Joseph Cryan Tliread Company Inc., Certain 
The, Joseph Huse & Son, Ltd., Joseph P. SuUivan Company, dissolved?'^ 
Joseph R. Mclnnes Company, Joseph Wilcox, Incorporated. 

Kalor Construction Co., Kaola Company, Kaplan Bag & 
Burlap Co., The, Kasogen Chemical Company, Katten and 
Company, Incorporated, Katz Bros. Inc., Katzman-Adler Shoe 
Co., Kavanaugh-Doyle Inc., Kay-Fowler, Inc., Keene Shoe Com- 
pany, "Keleivis" Publishing Company, Kellogg Products of 
Massachusetts, Inc., Kennedy & Peterson Construction Com- 
pany, Kennedy Clothing Company, Kennedy Company, The 
(1911), Kennedy's (Inc.), Kennedy's of Salem, Inc., Kennedy's 
of Springfield, Inc., Kenney-Kennedy Company, Keown & 
McEvoy, Inc., Kessler & Choate, Inc., King Mining Co., King 
Motors Inc., King Philip Steamship Company, Kladky Leather 
Co., Kuhns, Hanson, & Debell, Inc., Kwong Tong Realty Com- 
pany. 

L. A. May & Co. Inc., L & H Lumber Company, L & R 
Manufacturing Co., L. B. Shoe Company, L. C. Fay & Com- 
pany, Incorporated, L. C. L. Stores, Inc., L. F. Chapin Com- 
pany, Inc., L. G. Cook Co. of Boston Mass., L G Waist Co., 
L. M. Holmes Baking Company, L. S. Johnson Company, L. 
Swed & Company, Inc., La Belle Incorporated, Labor League 
Co-operative Association of Springfield, Mass., inc.. Lace Shop, 
Inc., The, Lafayette Players, Inc., Lake Yokum Hotel Company, 
Langham Realty Company, Lawrence Autobody Company, 
Lawrence Building, Inc., Lawrence Funeral Company, Lawrence 
Improvement Company, Lawrence Oil and Gas Company, 
Lawrence Plumbing Supply Company, Lawrence Rialto Theatre 
Co., Lea Oil Company, Leach Shoe Repairing Co., Inc., Leather 
Exchange Inc., The, Lebon-Kidd Company, The, Lee Construc- 
tion Company, Lee Theater Company, Inc., Leggatt Portable 
Typewriter Company, Lenox Cafe, Inc., The, Lenox Dress Com- 
pany, Lenox Motor Car Company, Lenox Tire Company, Inc., 
Leominster Investment Associates, Incorporated, Leon C. Ells- 
worth, Inc., Leon R. Rowe, Inc., Leonard A. Sylvia Company, 
Incorporated, Leslie Webbing Manufacturing Co., Levinson & 
Sack, Inc., Lewis Farm Company, Lewis Insecticide Co., Liberty 
Electric Company, Liberty Home and Realty Corporation, 
Liberty Metals Co., Lincoln Building and Alterating Company, 
The, Lincoln Confectionery Company, Lincoln Merchandise Co. 
Inc., Lincoln Park Associates, Incorporated, Lincoln Square Shoe 
Manufacturing Co., Lion Overall Company, Litchfield & Maffeo, 
Inc., Lithuanian Co-operative Association of Brighton, The, 
Lithuanian Mechanics and Machinists Corporation, Little 
Cherub, Inc., Littlefield Heel Co., Lloyd A. Mun-ay Hosiery 
Shop, Inc., Lock-Tip Braid Company, Lombardy Inn Company, 
London Baggage Company, London Construction Company, 
London Sponging Works Inc., Long & Ayer Corporation, The, 
Lord, Whitehead and Fiel, Inc., Lorraine Dress Company Inc., 
Louis A. Aronson, Inc., Louis Foucar Leather Company, Louis 
Rothstein, Incorporated, Loupret Company, The, Lowell Box 
Company, Lowell Building Investment Company, Lowell Co- 
operative Association Sovereigns of Industry, Lowell Junk Co., 



206 Acts, 1924. — Chap. 230. 

Certain Lowell Seidell Truck Company, Incorporated, Lowell Theatre 

dissolved. Company, The, Lowrance & Company-, Inc., Lowrance Naviga- 

tion Company, LoxonCo., The, Luigi C. Carchia Company, 
Inc., Lundin Steel Casting Company, The, Lunt Moss Company, 
Luxus Consolidated Garages & Supply Company, Lynn Bakeries, 
Inc., Lynn Common Garage, Inc., Lynn Cylinder Grinding Co. 
Inc., Lynn Leather Transportation Co., Lynn Machine and 
Screw Co., Lynn Wood & Ice Company, Lyon Manufacturing 
Company, Lyons Hughes Shoe Company. 

M. & C. Skirt Company, M & F Creamery Co., M. & L. 
Delicatessen Company, M. B. Hill Manufacturing Company, 
M. Block Co., M. D. Jones Foundry Co., M. J. Losty and Son, 
Incorporated, M. K. Russell Cigar Co., Inc., M. L. Brophy Com- 
pany, M. L. Brown Shoe Co. Inc., M. M. Lahue Company, M. 
Richman Company, M. Zaff Incorporated, MacLaughlin & Com- 
pany, Inc., Mack Transfer Company, Mac's Auto Cleanser Com- 
pany, Mile. Lemaud, Inc., Mai Clothing Company, Main & 
Park Motor Co., Main St. Pharmacy, Inc., Maine Motor Truck- 
ing Co., Inc., Major Farms Co. Inc., Malco Chemical Co. Inc., 
Malcolm M. Grant Corporation, Maiden People's Co-operative 
Bakery, Inc., Maloney-Cunningham-Madfis Inc., Mamigon 
Bros., Inc., Manchester Hotel Co., Inc., Manhattan Commercial 
Corporation, Manufacturers Trading Corporation, Marathon 
Cafe, Inc., INIarchant Multiple Typewriter Company, The, 
Marcus Company, Mardick Manufacturing Company, Marigold 
Construction and Stores Company, The, Market Stables, Inc., 
Marlborough Building Association, Marlboro Products Com- 
pany, Marliave Hotel Company, The, Marsh Motors of New 
England Inc., Marshall Drug Store, Incorporated, Marshfield 
Company, The, Marshfield Construction Co., Inc., Martin- 
Brackett Company, Inc., Martin-Page Co., Masdon Manu- 
facturing Co., Masked Riders Serial Co., Massachusetts Aircraft 
Corporation, Massachusetts Biographical Society, Massachusetts 
Chair and Furniture Manufacturing Corporation, Massachusetts 
Commercial Securities Company, Massachusetts Corset Com- 
pany, Massachusetts Credit Association Inc., Massachusetts Dis- 
tributing Company, Massachusetts Dress Suit Case Company, 
Massachusetts Fibre Basket Company, Massachusetts Flasher 
Corporation, Massachusetts Hide & Skin Company, Massachu- 
setts Lumber & Creosoting Company, Massachusetts Lumber 
Company, Massachusetts Minerals Corporation, Massachusetts 
Realty Investment Company, Massachusetts Signalite Sales 
Corporation, Massachusetts Turbine Corporation, Massachu- 
setts UnderwTiting Corporation, Massachusetts United Asso- 
ciates Corporation, Massachusetts Wholesale Hardware Corpo- 
ration, Massachusetts Willow Furniture Company, Massachu- 
setts Zinc Company, Massadock Company, Massmont Lumber 
Company, Master Barber's Towel Supply, Inc., Master Truck 
Company of New England, Master Welding Company, Master 
Workman Manufacturing Company, Mataliotis & Miliotis, Inc., 
Matchless Baseball Club, Incorporated, Mate Industries, Inc., 
The, Matison Knitting Mills, Matthews-Richards Company, 
Inc., Maj'flower Photoplay Corporation, McCaffrey Shoe Com- 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 230. 207 

pany, McCreery & Wood, Incorporated, McEvoy Paper Com- Certain 
pany, McGowan Shoe Company, McGrath's Baby Shop, Inc., Sh*^°°' 
Mclver Import & Export Company, Inc., McKay & Eaton, Inc., 
McKinley Square Garage and Storage Co., McLaine & Co. Inc., 
McLaughHn and Doucette Company, The, McPherson Co. Inc., 
Mead & Dalton, Inc., Meath Film Productions, Inc., Medford 
Coal Company, Medical Appliance Company, Medical Work- 
shop, Inc., The, Mediterranean Trading Company, Medway 
Shoe Company, Melrose Amusement Company, Mercantile 
Trucking Corporation, Merchants' Investment Co., Merchants 
Realty Company, Inc., Merger Film Corporation, Merrimack 
Clothing Company, The, Merrimack Finishing Co., Merrimack 
Motor Co., Merrimack Valley Tobacco Company, Inc., The, 
Messier & Centebar Co., Metal Utilities Corporation, Metals 
Production Equipment Company, Metropolitan Boston Motor 
Transportation Company, Metropolitan Hotel Company of 
Revere, Meyer Berkson Inc., Micas Consolidated, Inc., Michigan 
Rubber Heel Company, The, Middlesex Drug Company, Middle- 
sex Realty Company, Midland Egg Co., Milbilt Company, The, 
Milford Automobile Machine Company, Milford Provision Co., 
Inc., Mill Sales Company, ISIill-Wall Shoe Company, Millbrook 
Linen Works, Inc., Miller Motor Car Company, Millers' Inc., 
Mills Outlet Stores Co. Inc., Milo Chocolate Co. Inc., Milton 
Fibre Board Co., Mineral Products Company, The, Mirete 
Metal Company of Massachusetts, Mitchell-Caunt Company, 
Mitchell Duffey Company, Mittell-Klein Company, Inc., Mizpah 
Farm, Inc., Model Dress Company, Inc., Modern Chemical Com- 
pany, Modern Coat and Apron Supply Company, The, Modern 
Confectionery Company, Modern Equipment Company, Modern 
Lunch Co. Inc., Modern Realty Co., Modern Toplift Company, 
Money Makers' Almanac Corporation, The, Montello Shoe and 
Dry Goods Company, Montreal Tobacco Company, Moody 
Street Trust, Inc., Moon-Springfield Co., Inc., Moore Swimming 
Machine Company, The, Mordalmac Co., Moreschi & Robinson 
Company, Moreschi & Robinson, Inc., Morey Provision Co., 
Morgan Spring Company, Morin-Marland and Associates, Inc., 
Morrison Rubber Co., Morse Office Equipment Co., Morss & 
Whyte Company, The, Moss Pump & Engine Works, Mosstwin 
Company, Inc., Motion Picture Post of New England, Inc., 
Motor Accessories, Inc., Motor Truck Refrigerator Body Com- 
pany, Motor Truck Service Company, Motors Corporation of 
Boston, Motors Corporation of New England, Mount Sunapee 
Lumber Co., Multiple Listing Exchange of Massachusetts Inc., 
Munsell Color Company, Murell Leather Goods Company, Music 
Box, Incorporated, The, Muslar-Ordway Company, Mutual Dis- 
tributors, Inc., Mutual Enterprise Corporation, Mutual Leather 
Corporation, Mutual Merchandise Association, Inc., INIyers- 
Wyman Company. 

N. R. Goodman Company, N. S. Wilson Company, N. Wald- 
man. Inc., Napoli Macaroni Mfg. Co., Nathan Diamond Shoe 
Company, The, Nathan M. Rodman Co., Nathanson Players 
Co. Inc., National Amusement Company, National Auto Park- 
ing Company, National Automotive Service Company, National 



208 Acts, 1924. — Chap. 230. 

Certain Blacking Company, National Dry Goods Co., National Fastener 

corporations ^ '^ . '^ ' *■ t^t • i t •!• -rw » 

dissolved. Company, National inyestment Company, National Life Kaft 

Co., National Mail Order Company, National Oyerall Company, 
The, National Press, The, National Products Manufacturing Co. 
Inc., National Publishing Co., National Realty Trust, Incorpo- 
rated, National School Sayings Service, Inc., National Service 
Corporation, National Trading & Exporting Co., National Up- 
holstering Co., National Weekly Advertiser Co., National Wrap- 
ping Machine Corporation, Natoli Magneto Corporation of 
America, Natsam Features Company, Needham Radio Com- 
pany, Neighborhood Pure Food Co. Inc., Neighborhood Stores, 
Inc., Neill and Hughes, Inc., Nelson Blower & Furnace Com- 
pany, Nelson Body Co., Inc., Nelson Corporation, Nelson G. 
Cooley and Company, Incorporated, Nelson Instrument Com- 
pany, Nelson Manufacturing Corporation, New American Ore 
Concentrator Company, The, New Arlington Theatre Company, 
Inc., New Bedford Amusement Co., New Bedford Housing Cor- 
poration, of New Bedford, New Bedford Rialto Theatre, Inc., 
New Bedford Strand Theatre, Inc., New England Accessory 
Sales Company, New England Amusement Suppl}^ Co. Inc., New 
England Bag & Burlap Co., The, New England Chain Stores, 
Incorporated, New England Commission Merchants, Inc., New 
England Crib Co., New England Dehydrating Company, New 
England Dental Supply and Refining Company, New England 
Dress Co., Inc., New England Electrolyte Company, New Eng- 
land Finnan Haddie Company, New England Fisheries, Inc., 
The, New England Foundries, Incorporated, New England Fruit 
& Produce Co. Inc., The, New England Furniture Company, 
New England Hosiery Manufacturing Company Incorporated, 
New England Hotel News and Ticket Company, New England 
Leather Company, New England Lumber Company, New Eng- 
land Market, Inc., New England Merchandise Company, New 
England Metallic Bed Company, New England Mid-Earth Cor- 
poration, NeM^ England Mill Equipment Company, New Eng- 
land Motor Transport Compan}-, New England Motors, Inc., 
New England Music Supply Co., New England Oilless Bearings 
Company, New England Piano and Phonograph Company, New 
England Pl^^'ood Company, New England Profit Sharing Stamp 
Company, New England Proslate Buildings, Inc., New England 
Realty Co. Inc., New England Roamer Sales Company, New 
England Roofing & Skylight Co., New England Specialty, Inc., 
New England Stock Feed Co., New England Supply and Equip- 
ment Company, Inc., New England Transportation Company, 
The, New England Woolen Yarn Company, New Forest Hills 
Garage Inc., New Hampshire Advertising & Sealing Corpora- 
tion, New Haynes Hotel Company, New Idria Mines, Inc., New 
Onlee Headlight Controller Company, New Park Hotel Com- 
pany, New Patent Leather Company, New Sweden Publishing 
Company, New York Advertising & Sealing Corporation, New 
York & New England Freight & Storage Co. Inc. (Aug. 7, 1919), 
New York & New England Freight & Storage Co., Inc. (Oct. 10, 
1919), New York Pants Company, Newbury Auto Company, 
The, Newburyport Amusement Company, Newport Mica 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 230. 209 

Mining and Manufacturing Company, The, Newport Transfer Certain 
Express Company, Newtowne Garage Company, Nicholas dtMo°v*d°'" 
Panche Company, Nojar Rubber Company, Noma Motors of 
New England, Inc., Norfolk Corporation, The, Norfolk Home 
Building iVssociation, Inc., Norfolk Motor Service Company, 
Norfolk Pottery, Inc., Norfolk Sales Corporation, Norfolk Silk 
Mills, Norley Phipps Company, Norris Co., North Adams Homes 
Corporation, North American Drug Company, North American 
Steamship Company, North Eastern ISIotor Co. Inc., North End 
Drug Company, Inc., North End Public Market, Inc., North 
Shore Breeze Company, North Union Motor & Tire Company, 
Northampton Silk Company, The (1906), Northborough Storage 
Company, Northeastern Amusement Compam^ Northfield 
Farmers Cooperative Exchange, Nouvelle Lumber Company, 
Novo Manufacturing Company, Noyes-Cashman Hardware & 
Sto^•e Corporation, Nurses Home Remedies Company, The, Nut 
Grove Butter Company of Boston. 

O. H. Farley, Incorporated, 0. J. Howe Treeing Machine Com- 
pany, O. S. L. Company, Ocean Pier Garage Company, Oceanick 
Pharmacy Inc., Oh! U. Baby Co., Old Colony Amusement Com- 
pany, Old Colony Co-operative Poultry Exchange, Old Colony 
Mines Company, Old Colony Storage Company, Old Colony 
Supply Co. Inc., The, Old Colony Trading Corporation, The, 
Old State Coffee Houses, Inc., Oliver Manufacturing and Sales 
Company, Olympia Amusement Company, Olympia Exhibition 
Company, Inc., Olympia Grocery Company, O'Neil-Eastman 
Co. Inc., O'Neill Construction Company, Onlee Headlight Con- 
troller Co., The, Onlysafe Electric Manufacturing Company, 
Oppenheim, Choquette Co., Orem Amusement Company, 
Orienta Fern Company, Ormsby, Waterman Company, Orpheum 
Theatre, Inc., Otis Brothers Company, Otis Grocery Company, 
O'Toole Brothers Co., Oulton Manufacturing Company, Outlet, 
Inc., The, Oversea Trading Company, Owen Tire Company, 
OwTiers Transportation Co., Inc., Oxyoline Institute, Inc., 
Ozozo Company, Inc., The. 

P. C. Tooh}' & Sons Inc., P. Cogger Company, Inc., P. H. k 
Co. Shoe Manufacturing Co., P. H. Christie Company, P. J. 
Poland Company, P. J. Donaghey Co., P. M. Lea\itt Co. of 
Maiden, Mass., P. W. V. Automatic Machine Corporation, 
Pacific Coast Mercantile Co., Page-Storms Drop Forge Com- 
pany, Palmer Amusement Company, Palmer Development Com- 
pany, The, Palmer Drug Company, Palmo Cigarette Co., Pan- 
ama Estates, Incorporated, Panama Raincoat Company, Paper 
Products, Incorporated, Paramount Cloak Shop, Inc., The, Para- 
mount Dresses, Inc., Parisian Beauty Parlors, Incorporated, 
Parker Holt Corporation, The, Parker Machine Company, 
Parker Shoe Company, Parkhurst Fisheries Company, Inc., 
Parkway Drug Co., Inc., Passaconaway Inn, Inc., Pastime 
Theatre Co., Pastures Corporation, The, Pawtucket-New York 
Transportation Company, Peabody Check Printing Company, 
Pearlbert Manufacturing Company, Peerless Cap Co., Peerless 
Daylight Bakeries, Inc., Peerless Extract Company, The, Peer- 
less Grocery Stores, Inc., Peerless Novelty Company, Pemberton 



210 Acts, 1924. — Chap. 230. 

consorations Airdome Theatre, Incorporated, Penn Gas & Oil Co., Penning- 
dissoived. ton-Crowell Shoe Co., Peoples' Baking Compam', The, Peoples 

Bus Company, Inc., Peoples Laundry Inc., The, Peoples Music 
Publishing Co., Inc., People's Stores Company, Perry, Malcolm 
Co., Inc., Perry Wholesale Drug Co., Persian Rug Loft Incorpo- 
rated, Peters & Russell, Inc., Peterson Fish Company, Philbrick 
& Stinson Lumber Co., Inc., Phillips Petroleum Products Co. 
(Dec. 8, 1922), Phoenix Manufacturing Company, Phoenix 
Rubber Manufacturing Company, Phonograph Sales Company, 
The, Phototone Company, The, Phototones Incorporated, Pic- 
torial Sales Company, Inc., Pilgrim Oil & Gas Company, Pilgrim 
Specialty Company, Pillman & Demers Co., Pine Ridge Farm 
Company, Pine Tree Brand Mfg. Co., Pioneer Chemical Com- 
pany, Pioneer Navigation, Inc., Plakias Lunch Company Inc., 
Plant Engineering Company, Inc., Plymouth Lunch System, 
Inc., Plymouth Rock Candy Co., Poland Chemical Products, 
Inc., Polish American Clothing Company, Polish Printing & 
Publishing Co., Inc., Polish White Eagle Corporation, Polo Coat 
Co., Polonia Exchange Corporation, Polonia Shoe Company, 
Inc., Pope Manufacturing Company, The, Pope Motor Sales 
Company, Portland Street Garage, Inc., Porto-Cola Company, 
Portuguese-American Fish Co., The, Portuguese Grocery Corpo- 
ration, Powell Machine Company, Practical Products, Inc., 
Pratt and Greene Top-lift Company, Pratt Cereal Company, 
The, Preferred Realty & Mortgage Corporation, Premier Feature 
Film Co., Premier Realty Company, Premier Shoe Company, 
President Suspender Company (1892), Presto Transfer Letter 
Co., Presto Water Cooler Company, Prime Amusement Com- 
pany, Printing Crafts Building Corporation, Producers and Con- 
sumers Co-operative Association "Yritys", Professional Bag 
Company, Progress Shoe IManufacturing Company, Progressive 
Baking Company, Province town Freight Line, Inc., Public 
Bakeries, Inc., Public Ser\-ice IMotor Association, Incorporated, 
Pure Food Package Company, Puritan Counter Company, 
Puritan Oil and Soap Company, The, Puritan Oil Company, The, 
Puritan Peanut Company, Puritan Shoe Mfg. Co. Inc., Puritan- 
Tanners' Yolk-Inc. 

Quality Laundry, Inc., Quality Leather Goods Co., Quality 
Store, Inc., Quimby & Cheney Inc., Quimbj' Candies, Inc., 
Quincy Buick Company, Quinn Auto Co. Inc. 

R &: L Manufacturing Company, The, R & M Laundry, Inc., 
R. B. Phillips Manufacturing Company, R. C. Goudey Com- 
pany, R. F. Dodge Company, R. F. Norwood, Inc., R. H. Young, 
Inc., R. P. Waters Company, R. Woodman Manufacturing and 
Supply Company, The, Rachlin Advertising, Inc., Radding, 
Harrington Co., Inc., Radio Development Corporation, Radio 
Products, Inc., Rain, Rich Leather Company, Rainbow Film 
Company, Raivaaja Publishing Company, Ralo Toy Company, 
Raraona Lunch, Inc., Ransden Auto Service Company, Raphael 
Sagalyn & Co. Inc., Raycrafters, Inc., Raylite Companj^, Real 
Estate Improvement Company of Haverhill, Record Manu- 
facturing Company, Red Line Transportation Co., Inc., Re- 
frigeration Engineers, Incorporated, Regal Jewelry Company, 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 230. 211 

Regal Skirt Co., Inc., Reis Lloyd Limited, Inc., Reliable Mail ^o%*o|°ti„^. 
Order Company, The, Remnant Sales Company, Renfield dissolved. 
Market Co., Reputation Ice Cream Co., Resilia Manufacturing 
Company, Resolute Cigar Company, Restoration Publishing Co. 
Inc., Revere Confectionery Compan}-, Revere Laundry Co., Inc., 
Revere Manufacturing Corpn, Rex INIachine Company, Rex 
Photoplays, Inc., The, Rialto Dress Company, Rice Sales Corpo- 
ration, Rice-Wyatt Co., Richardson Leather Company, Rich- 
mond Garage Company, Inc., The, Rickenbacker Cape Cod 
Sales & Ser\-ice Company, Rideout-Halnan Company, Rimtco 
Lubricator Company, Incorporated, Rioux Sales Company', Inc., 
Ripleys' Jewelry Co., Inc., Ritchie Company, The, Rite Wa Oil 
Heating Co., Inc., Ritter Wholesale Grocery Company, River- 
bank Improvement Company, Riverbote Company, Inc., Rivers- 
Lewis Co., Riverway Manufacturing Corp., Roackdale Woollen 
Company, Robert A. Doyle Co., Roberts Company, Robinson- 
McCormick Leather Company, Inc., The, Rochdale Cooperative 
Company, Rockport Isinglass Company, Rockwood, Mclntyre 
Co., Rojas, Randall & Company, Inc., Rolfe Productions Inc. of 
New England, Rolling-Machine Reducing Company, Roman 
Candy Mfg. Co. Inc., Roosevelt Development Company Inc., 
Rose Garden Sweets Candy Co., Rose Sales Company, Rosenfeld 
& Messing, Inc., Ross Machine Company, Ross Manufacturing 
Company, (Inc.), Roth Superior Service Incorporated, Round 
Hills Radio Corporation (1922), Rousseau Baking Company, 
The, Roxbury Trust JBuilding Corporation, Roxbury Used Auto 
Parts Co., Inc., Roy M. Hill Co., Royal Blue Line Co. of Florida, 
Royal Bottling Company, Royal Detachable Heel Company, 
Royal Fern Extension Corporation, The, Royal Manufacturing 
Company, Royal Reed Furniture Company, Royal Tire Fabric 
Co. Inc., Rozes Bros. Inc., Russell C. Parsons, Inc., Russell Elec- 
tric Co. Inc., Russell Grant & Co., Inc., Russian-American Co- 
operative Society, Russian-American Exchange, Inc., Ryan 
Transportation Compan}-, Ryders Incorporated. 

S-A Lace & Embroidery ' Works, S. A. Moffitt, Inc., S. A. 
Ryan & Co., Incorporated, S. & S. Skirt Company, S. E. Hudson 
Company, S. Freedman & Co. Inc., S. Jaffe Company Inc., S. 
Karasos, Inc., S. S. Creamery, Inc., S. Simons Hardware Com- 
pany, S. W^ Mfg. Co., Safandshur Fire Extinguisher Co. of New 
England, Safety Crank Corporation, Saibel, Perils Co. Inc., St. 
Louis Manufacturing Co., Sakonnet Trap Company, Salem Die 
Company, Inc., Salem Press Company, The, Salem Securities 
Company, Salem Tire Exchange, Inc., Sam Oilman Shoe Co., 
Inc., Samoset Box & Lumber Company, Sample Shoe Shop Co., 
The, Sampson-Soch Company, Samuel Myers Specialty Com- 
pany, Sanford Electric Company, The, Sanitary Barbers' Appli- 
ance Inc., Santa Barbara Products Company, Sartori, Williams 
& Co. Inc., Saunders ISIarket Company, Sawtelle Coal Com- 
pany Inc., Saxe Ad^•ertising x\gency. Inc., Saxon-Duplex Dis- 
tributing Corporation of New England, Scenic Realty Company, 
Schmitz & Guild, Inc., School Petroleum Company, School 
Specialty Company, The, Schryver's Segar Stores Co., Schul>ert 
Cigar Company, Schuh Motors Company, Scollay Square Amuse- 



212 Acts, 1924. — Chap. 230. 

TO/^oJatioM "lent Enterprises, Inc., Scott's Preparations Sales Agency, In- 
dissoivod. corporated, Scripps-Bootli Motor Car Co. of Boston, Seaboard 

Milling Company, Sears & Taylor Company, Securities Corpo- 
ration of New England, Securities Distributing Corporation, 
Security Loan Association, Inc., Service Express Co., Ser^^ce 
Machines Company, The, Service Stores Company Incorporated, 
Servisilk Underwear Company, Sevel's Public Markets, Inc., 
The, Shaneck Market Company, Shantung Inn, Inc., Shawmut 
Export & Import Corporation, The, Shawmut Finance Corpo- 
ration, Shawmut Manufacturing Company, Incorporated, Shaw- 
mut Printing Machine Corporation, Shawmut Specialty Co. 
Inc., Shawsheen Transportation, Inc., Shelburn, Inc., Shelburne 
Realty Corporation, Shoe Service Corporation, Shoe Store Fix- 
ture Company, Shoplet Corporation of New England, The, 
Shubert and Kolodny Company, Sicilian League's Co-operative, 
Inc., Side Tilting Truck Body Co., Silentflush Valve Manufac- 
turing Co., The, Silex Company, The, Silver Baking Company, 
Silver D. Shoe Company, The, Simms-Pm'dy, Incorporated, 
Simon-Shriber Shoe Company, Inc., Simplex Concrete Block 
Co., Simplex Manufacturing Company, Simplex Slicing Machine 
Co., Inc., Simplis Rim Adjuster Co., Simpson Brothers Company 
of Hyde Park, Singer Grocery Company, Sjorlund Devices Co., 
Sky Rocket Amusement Company, The, Sleeper Specialty Co., 
Sloane Song Shop, Inc., Smith Countershaft Company, Smith 
Frost Prevention Co., The, Smith Heating & Ventilating Com- 
pany, Smith, Lakin & Poley Co., Smith's Express Company, 
Smyrna Trading and Importing Company, Sobrero's Market, 
Inc., Solderene Manufacturing Company, Somerset Garage Co., 
Somerset Piano Mfg. Co., Somerville Amusement Company, 
Sorensen & Wallin Co., Inc., South American Leather Company, 
South Boston Garage & Transportation Co., So. Boston Lithu- 
anian Co-operative Association, South Braintree Garage Com- 
pany, South Street Apartments, Inc., Southwestern Fur Corpo- 
ration, Spangler Motors Inc., Sparrow & Company, Inc., Spencer 
Express Companj^, Spencer-Reed Co., Springfield Battery Com- 
pany, Springfield Change Making Register Co., Springfield Co- 
operative Society, Inc., Springfield Experimental and Manu- 
facturing Company, Springfield Grinding Company, Springfield 
Photo-Players Company, Springfield Tailors, Inc., Springfield 
Theatre, Inc., Spurr Veneer Company, Square Donut Company 
of Boston, The, Standard Button Company, Standard Drug- 
gists' Supply Company, Standard Finding Corporation, Standard 
Housing Corporation, Standard Metal Products Company, 
Standard Motors, Inc., Standard Pharmaceutical Corporation, 
Standard Piston Ring Co., Standard Specialty Company, The, 
Standard Tar Products Company, Standard Thimble Co., 
Standard Waste Company, Standard Wool Storage Company, 
Stanley Grain Company, Star Coal & Supply Co. Inc., Star 
Dress Manufacturing Company, Star Furniture Company, The, 
Star Laboratories, Inc., The, Star Motor Transportation Com- 
pany, Star Sanitary Fiber Company Inc., Steam Motors Com- 
pany, The, Steel-Wood Skid & TraUer Co., The, Steeves Bros. 
Inc., Sterilized Stock Feed Company, Sterilized Stock Feed 
Corporation, Sterling Dental Manufacturing Company, Sterling 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 230. 213 

Jvoan Company, Sterling Oil and Distributing Company, Stevens- Certain 
Duryea Company, Stickney, Rawlinson & Colclough, Incorpo- disfoived!"^ 
rated, Stillwater Canoe Livery, Inc., Stilphen & Harris Mfg. Co., 
Stone and Taylor Co., Stoneham Realty Company, Stoughton 
Nipple Manufacturing Company, Strato Hair Refiner Company, 
Structural Granite Company, Suburban Hotels Corporation, 
Suburban Publishing Co. Inc., Suffolk Brewing Company, 
Suffolk Company Inc., Suffolk Realty Company, Suffolk Restau- 
rant Company Inc., Sullivan & Carter Inc., Sullivan and Sullivan 
Co., The, Sullivan-O'Connor Co. Inc., Summit Overall Com- 
pany, Sunbeam Sales Corporation, Sunshine Bakery Inc., Sun- 
taug-By-The-Sea, Inc., Superfine Foods Company, Superior Ex- 
tract Company, Superior Laundry Company, Superior Manu- 
facturing Company, Superior Slipper Corporation, Sure Fit Shoe 
Co., Inc., Sweet, Limited, Sweet-Nut Butter Co., Swerling and 
Swerling Cloak and Suit Company, Swiss Embroidery Company, 
Sydney Birch Company, Sjonphonia Phonograph Co., Synchro- 
nized Scenario Music Company of New England, Syndicate In- 
vestment Company. 

T. F. Cannon, Inc., T. H. Gill Co., T. J. Cannon Machine 
Company, The, T. J. Cunningham Motor Renting Company, 
Tabor Rail Rebuilding Company, Tait-Marston Engineering 
Company, The, Talmud Society Inc., The, Tanners Equipment 
Company, Taunton Casting Company, Taunton Coal Com- 
pany, Taunton Drapery Mills Inc., Taunton Motor Transport 
Company, Taunton Retail Credit Bureau Inc., The, Taunton 
Taxi Co., Inc., The, Taunton Wine Company Inc., Tavern Land 
Company, Taylor Gluem Company, Tech Block, Inc., The, 
Teiner Company, Telegram Advertising Company, Templar 
Sales Corporation, Temple Garden Company, The, Tenney 
Morse Company, Tho Shoe Company, Inc., Thomas Cavanagh 
Company, Thomas Phillips and Sons, Incorporated, Thompson 
and Spear Company, Thread Sales Company of America, Tide- 
water Transportation Company, Til ton & Derry, Inc., Times 
Company, The, Timothy F. Kelleher, Inc., Timson Leather 
Company, Timson Monoplane Company, Tinsel Products Com- 
pany, Tip Top Farm, Inc., Tobey-Mitchell Co., The, Tobey- 
Muir Inc., Todd Protectograph Sales Company, Tone Shop, Inc., 
The, Tourist Tire Supply, Inc., Towle Land Company, Townes' 
Food Shops, Incorporated, Trabulsi Co. Inc., Trade and Invest- 
ment Corporation, Trading Posts, Inc., Transcript Publishing 
Company, The, Transportation Engineering Company, Tremont 
Construction Company, Tremont Talking INIachine Company, 
Tremont Wine Company, Triad Electric Co., Triangle Tanning 
Company, Tri-Mount Cigar Company, Trimount Film Exchange 
Company, Tri-Mount Glove Manufacturing Compan}^, Trinity 
Manufacturing Company, Tropical Rubber Co. of Massachusetts, 
Trottier, Ide & Co., Inc., True W. Fogg Heel Company, Tuttle- 
Jones Company, Twentieth Century Corporation, Twin Manu- 
facturing Co., Inc., Tyler Paper Company, Tyng Box Company, 
Tyngsboro Ice Company. 

U. S. Motor Freight Company, U. S. Motor Sales Company, 
"U L" Ijic., The, Underpriced Mail Order House Inc., Union 
Furniture Company Incorporated of Boston, Union Maritime 



214 Acts, 1924. — Chap. 230. 

^o^i^oratioM Company, Union Novelty Company, Union Partition Co., Inc., 
dissolved. Union Printing Company, Union Shoe Supply Company, Union 

Spring Mfg. Co., Inc., Union Square Garage, Incorporated, The, 
Union Square Olympia Company, Union Supply ^-Company, 
Union Wood Shank & Novelty Co., Unit Manufacturing Co., 
United Advertising Company, Inc., United Amusement Com- 
pany, Inc., United Aniline Company, Inc., United Automobile 
Association Incorporated, United Beef Co., United Chemists 
Corporation, United China Co. Inc., United Community Stores 
Inc., United Grocery Company of LawTcnce, United Importing 
Company, Ltd., United Jewelry Company, Inc., United Lumber 
Company, The, United Marble Companies, United Mercantile 
Company, United Printing Company, United Radio Sales Corpo- 
ration, United Sales and Advertising Co., United Service Com- 
pany, United Service Motor Association, Inc., United Shoe & 
I^eather Co., United Shoe Company, United States Fireworks 
Company, United States Flying- Company, United States Insti- 
tute Company, United States Laundry Company, United States 
Leatheroid and Rubber Company, United States Oil Company, 
United Sugar & Products Co., United Thrift Association of 
Boston, Inc., United Toy Manufacturing Co., United Writing 
Paper Company, Inc., Unity Candy Company, Inc., L^niversal 
Advertising Agency, Incorporated, The, Universal Car Starter 
Company, Universal Export and Import Co., Universal Flour 
& Mill Co. Inc., Universal Leather Company, Universal Sales 
Company, Universal Sanacup Company, Universal Trading Co. 
Inc., University Laundry Company, Uricsol Chemical Company. 
V. Ballard & Sons, Inc., V. Maini & Company, Inc., Van 
Buskirk & Osborne Company, Venetian Shoe Company, Vernon 
Court Hotel Company, Victor Methods, Inc., Victor Pigeon 
Garage Inc., Victoria Theatre Company, Victory Knitting Mills, 
The, Victory Motor Corp., Victrolene Company, Vincent A. 
Jenkins, Inc., Vogel Drug Company, The, Vulcan Company, 
Vulcan Leather Company. 

W. & A. Bacon Company, The, W. & K. Battery Service Sta- 
tion, Inc., W. E. Greene Amusement Company, W. F. Baker 
Company Inc., W. F. Robb Company, W. G. CoUagan Incorpo- 
rated, W. G. Manufacturing Company, Inc., W. H. Maxwell 
Incorporated, W. H. Phelps Companv, W. H. Stickney, Inc., 
W. H. T. Hunter Co., W. H. WardWell, Inc., W. J. Dalton 
Lumber Company, Incorporated, W. J. Magee Co., W. J. Sexton 
Company, W. Klingberg & Sons, Inc., W. L. Booth Company, 
W. L. Russell Co., The, W. M. Christie and Son Company, W. 
Mulveny & Company, Incorporated, W. S. Dolloff Inc., W. S. 
Jewett, Inc., W. T. Fisher Co. Inc., Wah On High Realty Com- 
pany, Wakefield Buick Co., Wakefield Garage Co. Inc., Wake- 
field Shoe Manufacturing Company, W^aldorf Photoplays, Ltd., 
Wales Motor Company, Walker & Company Inc. of Iowa, 
Walker & Company Inc. of Kansas, Walker & Company Inc. of 
Oregon, Walker Mfg. & Sales Company, Walker Webbing Com- 
pany, Wallace-Palmer-Bliss Company, Inc., The, Walnut A\e- 
nue Garage, Inc., Walpole Omnibus Company, Walter B. Henni- 
gan, Inc., Walter Coburn Company, Walter E. Dyson Lumber 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 230. 215 

Company, Walter F. Jordan Co., Walter G. Hall Incorporated, Certain 
Walter H. Snow & Son, Inc., Walter J. Cook Company, Walter- dissolved. ° 
Transport Sales Company, Waltham Box Co., Waltham Central 
Square Amusement Company, Waltham Watch Tool Company 
of Springfield, Massachusetts, The, Walton Advertising Service, 
Incorporated, Waluk Bros. & Sielawa, Inc., W^ard Hill Leather 
Company, Ware Coated Paper Co., W^are Realty Company, 
Warren IMaritime Company, The, Warsaw Sausage Manu- 
facturing Company of New Bedford, Massachusetts, The, Wash- 
burn & He^'wood Chair Co., Washburn Purizone Company, 
Washington AAenue Pharmacy, Inc., Washington Hat & Cap 
Company, Watertown Auto Sales Company, The, Watertown 
Manufacturing Company, Watkins Engineering Supply Com- 
pany, Watson Wooden Toy Company, Wead & Moseley, Inc., 
Wearwell Manufacturing Co., The, Webber Carburetors, Inc., 
Weber's Lingerie and Hosiery Shop, Inc., Webster Automobile 
& Machine Company, Webster Square Pharmacy Inc., Webster 
Transportation Company, Welch Carbonated Beverage Com- 
pany, Welch Japanning Company, Weldona Company, W^ellesley 
Shoe Mfg. Co., Wellington Improvement Association, Inc., 
Werner-Pazolt Company, West and Company, Incorporated, 
West Berlin Grain and Coal Co., West Indian Copper Co., West 
Newton Company, The, West W^atertown Auto Service and 
Machine Shop, Inc., Western Coke and Collieries, Incorporated, 
Western Poultry Company, Westfield Grocery Company, West- 
field Printing and Publishing Company, Westfield Whip Com- 
pany, Whippo jNIanufacturing Co., Whistle Bottling Company 
of Massachusetts, White Counter Company, White Eagle Groc- 
ery and Produce Co., White Laboratories, Inc., White Rebuilt 
Truck Company, Whitman Hudson Company, Whitman Metal 
Goods Company, The, Whitney Law Corporation, Whitten- 
Mayer & Wilcox Corporation, Whittenton Hosiery Corporation, 
Who's Who Along the North Shore, Inc., Wickenden Market, 
Incorporated, Will-Hall-Sutherland Motors, Inc., Willard G. 
Aborn, Inc., William A. Cole, Inc., William C. Barry Company, 
William C. Hart Co., Wm. H. Dalton Co., Wm. Hemmerdinger 
& Co., Inc., William Ireland Bottling Company, William J. 
Coughlan Company Incorporated, William J. Groman Co. Inc., 
William Kaplan Co. Inc., Wm. Kerr & Son, Inc., William King 
Company, William P. Gorman & Company Inc., Williams- 
Donahoe Company, Williamsburg Fruit Growers' Association, 
Co-operative, Willite Road Construction Company of New Eng- 
land, WUmarth Auto Supply Company, Wilmore Garage Corpo- 
ration, Wilson Square Dairv, Inc., Wilson, Wittneber, Hughes 
Motor Co., Wilton Tool & Mfg. Co., Winchester & Co., Inc. 
Window Features Company, Inc., Winera j\Iachine and Mfg. 
Co., Inc., Wire Wheel Sales Company of New England, The, 
Wisdom Shoe Manufacturing Company, Inc., Wizard Manu- 
facturing Company, Woburn Brass & Iron Foundry, Wonder- 
light, Inc., Wood Tail Lite Co. Inc., The, Woodbridge Company, 
Inc., Woodrow Avenue Garage, Inc., Woods Womans Shop, 
Inc., Woollard & Brewster Co. Inc., W^orcester Aero Corporation, 
Worcester Auto Lock Company, W^orcester Auto Sales Company, 



216 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 230. 



Certain 

corporations 

d,is8olved. 



Worcester County Medical Institute Companj-, Worcester 
Economy Stores, Inc., Worcester Knee Pants Company, Worces- 
ter Molasses Company, The, Worcester Rental Co., Worcester 
Sunday Express Publishing Company, Worcester Tailor Trim- 
ming Company, Worden Realty Company, The, Workers' Co- 
operative Consumers Association, Inc., The, Workers Co-opera- 
tive Union of Salem, Inc., Workers Cooperative Union of South 
Boston, Inc., Working Families Protective Co-operative League, 
Inc., World Film Corporation of Massachusetts, Woronoco 
Chemical Company, Wyman Brothers Incorporated, Wyoming 
Oil-Leasing Company. 

Yaffe Silk Corporation, Yaitanes Bros. Inc., Yale Novelty 
Company, Yankee Brew Company, Yarden Publishing Co., 
Young's Glass Works. 

Zakon and Zakon, Incorporated, Zallen & Swartz Inc., Zena 
Clark Craig, Inc. 



Certain 
charitable 
and other 
corporations 
dissolved. 



Charitable and Other Corporations. 

Assabet River Drainage District, The. 

Boston National Elks Convention Association, Boston Post 
Helping Hand Society, Incorporated. 

Chevro Kodisho of Everett, The, Colonial Club, The. 

Euxinus Pontus Association. 

First Baptist Society in Dorchester. 

Green Harbor Drainage District. 

Hampshire County Tobacco Growers, Incorporated, The. 

Italian-American Musicians' Mutual Relief and Benefit Asso- 
ciation, Incorporated. 

Jamaica Plain Friendly Society. 

Longfellow Memorial Association. 

New England Association for the benefit of the Orphans and 
the Disabled Soldiers of the War in France. 

Ostriner Aid Association Inc. 

Pasque Island Corporation, Portuguese Blessed Sacrament 
Association, under the name of Vetera Romana Catholica 
Ecclesia, The. 

Red Mogein Dovid Bureau of New England, Inc. or Red 
Shield of David, Inc. 

United Hebrews of Worcester. 

Waltham Daj^ Nursery Association, The, War Service Asso- 
ciation Di\-ision 20 Boston, We\Tnouth Hospital Association. 



Certain public 
service corpo- 
rations dis- 
solved. 



Public Service Corporations. 

Amesbury and Salisbury Gas Company. 

Brockton and Pl^Tnouth Street Railway Company. 

North Eastern Electric Company. 



Pending suits 
not afiected, 
etc. 



Section 2. Nothing in this act shall be construed to affect 
any suit now pending by or against any corporation mentioned 
herein, or any suit now pending or hereafter brought for any 
liability now existing against the stockholders or officers of any 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 231, 232. 217 

such corporation, or to revive any charter previously annulled 
or any corporation previously dissolved, or to make valid any 
defective organization of any of the supposed corporations 
mentioned herein. 

Section 3. Suits upon choses in action arising out of con- Proceedings 
tracts sold or assigned by any corporation dissolved by this act chores In '^^^ 
may be brought or prosecuted in the name of the purchaser or b^ought^etc 
assignee. The fact of sale or assignment and of purchase by 
the plaintiff shall be set forth in the writ or other process; and 
the defendant may avail himself of any matter of defence of 
which he might have availed himself in a suit upon the claim 
by the corporation, had it not been dissolved by this act. 

Section 4. Nothing in this act shall be construed to relieve No relief from 
the last person who was the treasurer or assistant treasurer, or, fiie'fax 'return, 
in their absence or incapacity, who was any other principal ^*°' 
officer, of each of the corporations named in this act, from the 
obligation to make a tax return as of April first following the 
date of dissolution and swear to the same as required by. section 
thirty-five of chapter sixty-three of the General Laws. The tax 
liability of each of the corporations named in this act shall be 
determined in accordance with the existing laws of this common- 
wealth. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect as of March thirty-first ^^^Qg°effe^t 
in the current year. Approved April 12, 1924. 

An Act pertaining to certificates filed under the uni- (JJiaj) 231 

FORM LIMITED PARTNERSHIP ACT. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to de- Emergency 
feat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emer- p""^*"^^'"- 
gency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the 
public convenience. 

Be it eyiacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and nine of the General Laws, as ap- g. l. io9, etc., 
pearing in section one of chapter one hundred and twelve of the aft^Tso"'^ 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby amended 
by adding after section thirty the following new section : — 
Section 31. The fee for the filing for record in the office of the Fee for filing 
state secretary of any original certificate or certificate of re- under TinTform 
newal or amendment provided for by this chapter shall be ten p?™^^®rshi 
dollars. Approved April 12, 1924- Act. 

An Act authorizing the city of fall river to borrow (7/i(jr).232 

MONEY FOR HOSPITAL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing, furnishing and j^j^^°may" 
equipping a general hospital in the city of Fall River, said city borrow money 
may borrow from time to time, within a period of five years from p^rpos^'. * 
the passage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not ex- 
ceeding, in the aggregate, six hundred thousand dollars, and 
may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 



preamble. 



218 Acts, 1924. —Chap. 233. 

Hosphar' *^*^'^ ^^^^ words, Fall Ri\'er Hospital Loan, Act of 1924. Each 
Loan, Act of authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans 
shall be payable in not more than fifteen years from their dates, 
but no issue shall be authorized under this section unless a sum 
equal to an amount not less than ten per cent of such authorized 
issue is voted for the same purpose to be raised by the tax levy 
of the year when authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this 
act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as 
herein provided, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws, exclusi^'e of the proviso inserted in section seven of said 
chapter by chapter three hundred and thirty-eight of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. All sums borrowed under 
this act shall be expended by the board of trustees of municipal 
hospitals and dispensaries in said city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 12, 1924- 

C hap. 23S An Act relative to the taxation of national banks. 

Emergency Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to de- 

feat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emer- 
gency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the 
public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

G. L. 63,uoa, Section 1. Section ten A of chapter sixty-three of the Gen- 
eral Laws, inserted by section two of chapter four hundred and 
eighty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, 
is hereby amended by inserting after the word "thereof" in the 
fourth line the words: — , but, in no event shall said tax be less 
in amount than would be obtained by a tax at six per cent on 
the dividends paid during the taxable year hereinafter men- 
renain°ba°ks tio"^<^> — SO as to read as follows : — Sedton 10 A. All banks 
upon their whosc shares are subject to taxation under section one shall upon 
net mcome. election be taxed upon their net income an amount equal to 
twelve and one half per cent thereof, but in no event shall said 
Minimum tax. tax bc Icss in amouut than would be obtained by a tax at six 
per cent on the dividends paid during the taxable year herein- 
"Net income", after mentioned. The term "net income" as herein used shall 
erm e ne . j^^g^jj ^]^q j^^^ incomc, for the taxable year as defined in para- 
graph six of section thirty, as required to be returned by the 
bank to tlie federal government under the, federal revenue act 
of nineteen hundred and eighteen or of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one, whichever of said acts may be applicable, and such 
interest and dividends received by the bank not so required to 
be returned as net income as would be taxable if received by an 
inhabitant of this commonwealth; less interest, so required to 
be returned, which is received from bonds, notes and certificates 
Notice of of indebtedness of the United States. Any such bank electing 

tax*ed*^upo°n ^ to be thus taxcd shall file with the commissioner notice of such 
net income. election, in such form as he shall prescribe, on or before the 
fifteenth day of March of the year in which the assessment is 
to be made. The commissioner shall, as soon thereafter as may 



etc., amended. 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 234. 219 

be, notify the assessors of the town where such bank is located ^o^i'^g°f 
of such election, and in that event the local assessors shall make taxation. 
no assessment upon the shares of such bank in that year; and 
no such bank shall be liable to taxation under section fifty-eight. 
Banks making such election shall make returns to the commis- Returns, etc. 
sioner within fifteen days after the date of such election, setting 
forth in such detail as he may require the information required 
for assessment of the tax herein provided. The statement re- 
quired to be made under section four by the cashier of any such 
bank shall, if such bank elects to be taxed under this section, be 
made and delivered to the commissioner. All provisions of this Certain busi- 
chapter relative to the assessment, collection, payment, abate- Sonta?]awg 
ment and administration of taxes applicable to business corpora- to apply, 
tions shall, so far as pertinent, be applicable to taxes under this 
section. 

Section 2. This act shall be effective as of April first in the Time of 
current year and shall also apply to the assessment of taxes in ll^^^ effect, 
that year; provided, that a notice of election to be taxed in the proviso. 
current year under section ten A of chapter sixty-three of the 
General Laws, as amended by section one hereof, is filed there- 
under with the commissioner of corporations and taxation on or 
before the expiration of fifteen days after the passage of this 
act. Approved April 12, 1924. 

An Act establishing a maternal and child welfare com- QJiqj) 234 

MISSION IN the city OF FALL RIVER. 

Be it e7iacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of conserving the health of cwid^wiifrrt 
infants, preventing illness or death and promoting health among Commission 
mothers of infants, children of pre-school age and babies in the Fail River. 
city of Fall River, there is hereby established in said city a com- establishment, 
mission to be known as the Maternal and Child Welfare Com- 
mission. Said commission shall be appointed in the manner 
hereinafter provided, and shall consist of five members, who 
shall be registered physicians. It shall exercise its powers and 
perform its duties under the direction and control of the mayor 
of said city. Subject to such direction and control, it may es- Powers and 
tablish and maintain maternal and infant welfare stations and ^ '^■^' 
prenatal clinics, may provide nurses at confinement, may teach 
the needs of prenatal and maternal care and the value of medical 
and nursing supervision of babies; may employ necessary as- 
sistants and emploj^ees and define the duties of the same and 
may make such rules and regulations, not inconsistent with this 
act, as may be necessary for the proper execution of its duties. 
The commission shall have no power to examine or weigh any 
child, except with the consent of the mother or other person 
legally having custody or control of such child, and shall have 
no power to compel adults to comply with its advice or instruc- 
tions. 

Section 2. The books and records of the said commission Books and 
shall at all times be open to the inspection of the mayor or board '■®''°''"^^- 
of aldermen. The said commission shall, annually in the month Annual report. 



220 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 235. 



Members, 
appointment, 
terms, etc. 



No compensa- 
tion. 

Submission to 
city council, 
etc. 
Proviso. 



of January, make a detailed report of its doing to the mayor and 
aldermen. 

Section 3. The mayor of said city, prior to May first, nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-four, shall appoint one member of said 
commission to serve for one year, one for two years, one for 
three years, one for four years and one for five years, and there- 
after, as the term of any member expires, a successor shall be 
appointed for five 3'ears, and vacancies shall be filled in like 
manner for unexpired terms. The members of said commission 
shall serve without compensation. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by 
vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provisions of 
its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs prior to 
December first in the current year. Approved April 12, 1924- 



Part of town 
of Sherborn 
annexed to 
town of 
Framjngham. 



Chap.2^5 ^^ ^*^T TO annex a part of the town of sherborn to the 

TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All the territory now within the town of Sher- 
born which lies north and west of a line beginning at a stone 
monument which marks the intersection of the present boundary 
lines of the towns of Framingham, Ashland and Sherborn; 
thence running north seventy-five degrees seven minutes east 
six thousand and thirty feet to a stone bound on the boundary 
line of the highway located in the town of Sherborn known as 
Perry street, in latitude forty-two degrees fifteen minutes, forty- 
one and seventy one hundredths seconds, and longitude seventy- 
one degrees twenty-three minutes fifty-three and seventy-four 
one hundredths seconds; thence northeasterly about four thou- 
sand two hundred and eighty-four feet to a point on the present 
boundary line between the towns of Natick and Sherborn, in 
latitude forty-two degrees sixteen minutes, nineteen and ten 
one hundredths seconds, and longitude seventy-one degrees 
twenty-three minutes twenty-seven and nine one hundredths 
seconds, is hereby set off and separated from the town of Sher- 
born and annexed to and made a part of the town of Framingham. 
And the inhabitants of said annexed territory shall hereafter be 
inhabitants of said town of Framingham and shall, except as 
hereinafter provided, enjoy all the rights and privileges and be 
subject to all the duties and liabilities of the inhabitants of said 
town of Framingham. 

Section 2. The inhabitants of and the estates within that 
part of the town of Sherborn annexed to the town of Framingham 
by this act, and the owners of all such estates, shall be holden 
to pay all arrears of taxes which have legally been assessed upon 
them by the town of Sherborn, and all taxes heretofore assessed 
and not collected shall be collected by the tax collector of the 
town of Sherborn and paid to the treasurer of said town. 

Section 3. The town of Framingham shall be liable for the 
support of all persons now or hereafter needing relief as paupers 
whose settlement was gained either by original acquisition or 
by derivation within the limits of that part of the town of 



Payment of 
taxes, etc. 



Support of 
paupers whose 
settlement was 
gained within 
limits of 
territory 
annexed, etc. 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 235. 221 

Sherborn annexed to Framingham by this act; and the town of 
Framingham shall pay annually to the town of Sherborn such 
proportion of all costs for the support and relief of such persons 
now or hereafter needing relief or support as paupers, and whose 
settlement by original acquisition or derivation was gained by 
reason of military service, or who cannot be located on the site 
whence their settlement was derived or whereon it was acquired, 
as the valuation of that part of the town of Sherborn annexed 
to Framingham by this act shall bear to that of the town of 
Sherborn according to the last state valuation prior to the giving 
of such relief or support. 

Section 4. The corporate property of the town of Sherborn Corporate 
within that part of said town which is annexed hereby to the be°ve3ted in, 
town of Framingham shall be vested in and is hereby declared **"• 
to be the property of the said to'wn of Framingham. 

Section 5. The inhabitants upon the territory hereby sepa- inhabitants 
rated from Sherborn and annexed to Framingham shall continue territory to 
to be a part of the town of Sherborn for the purpose of filling pan'oriher^" 
vacancies in the office of representative to the general court bom for p^r- 
from the eighth Middlesex district, until the next apportion- Vacancies in^ 
ment shall be made, and it shall be the duty of the board of r^resentative 
registrars of voters of said town of Framingham to make a true to general 
list of the persons on the territory hereby annexed qualified to 
vote at any election to fill such a vacancy, and to post the list 
in said territory, and to correct the same, as required by law, 
and to deliver the same to the selectmen of said town of Sherborn 
at least seven days before any such election, and the same shall 
be taken and used by the selectmen of said Sherborn for any 
such election in the same manner as if it had been prepared by 
the board of registrars of said town of Sherborn. 

Section 6. The town clerk of the town of Sherborn shall Listofregis- 

, . » . , . , .11 1 tered voters, 

prepare a list or registered voters m the territory hereby annexed etc. 
to the town of Framingham and forward the same to the town 
clerk of said town of Framingham, and the names of persons on 
this list shall be placed on the registers of said town of Framing- 
ham and shall be added to, and become a part of, the voting 
lists of the town of Framingham. Unless otherwise provided by Territory 
said town, the territory hereby annexed to said town of Fram- p^t^ol precinct 
ingham shall be a part of precinct four of said town. four, etc. 

Section 7. All rights heretofore secured to existing corpora- Certain rights 
tions in the territory hereby annexed to the town of Framingham *° continue. 
shall continue as though this act had not been passed. The Certain powers, 
powers and privileges reserved to the town of Sherborn and the to'^and'be'^* 
selectmen thereof in any orders, decrees or contracts heretofore exercised by 
made by the selectmen of Sherborn in such territory shall inure Framingham, 
to and be exercised by the town of Framingham, and the select- ®*°- 
men thereof, respectively, as fully as if said orders, decrees or 
contracts had originally been made by the selectmen of Framing- 
ham. 

Section 8. The town of Framingham by its board of public Water supply, 
works, thereto empowered hereby, shall, without requiring a 
guarantee by prospective users upon cost of installation thereof, 
within one year after the date this act takes effect, install in the 



222 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 236, 237. 



May borrow 
money. 



Expenses of 
making 
surveys, etc. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



Time of taking 
effect, etc. 



territory annexed by this act, connected with the water supply 
system of the town of Framinghara, one mile of water main of 
adequate size for the supply of municipal water to such terri- 
tory; and said town of Framingham may, for the purpose of 
defraying the cost of such installation, borrow such sum or 
sums as may be necessary under authority of law authorizing 
said town to borrow for the water supply system of the town of 
Framingham. 

Section 9. The towns of Framingham and Sherborn shall 
each pay one half of the expenses, including the expenses already 
incurred, of making necessary surveys and establishing the 
lines between Sherborn and Framingham. 

Section 10. This act shall be submitted to the voters of the 
town of Sherborn for their acceptance at a special meeting called 
for the purpose prior to June first in the current year. Such 
meeting shall be conducted in the manner provided by general 
law for the conduct of annual meetings for the election of town 
officers, in so far as applicable to said town. At such meeting 
the polls shall be open from six thirty o'clock a.m. to six o'clock 
P.M. and voting shall be by precincts and by official ballot with 
use of the check lists in answer to the following question which 
shall be printed on such ballot : — " Shall an act passed by the 
general court in the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, entitled ' An Act to annex a part of the 
toMTi of Sherborn to the town of Framingham', be 
accepted?" If a majority of the voters present and voting 
thereon vote in the affirmative in answer to said question, then 
this act shall take effect as of January first, nineteen hundred 
and twentj'-five, but not otherwise. 

Section 11. For the purpose of its submission for acceptance, 
this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 12, 1924- 



i NO. 



Cha V.2SQ ^^ ■^^'^ authorizing the town of swampscott to pay an 

annuity to ELIZABETH HADLEY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of further discharging its moral 
obligation to Elizabeth Hadley, a former school teacher in its, 
employ, the town of Swampscott may pay to her annually so^ 
long as she shall live the sum of two hundred and sixty-six dol- 
lars, the same to be in addition to any pension payable to her 
by said town at the time this act takes effect. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by 
vote of the inhabitants of said town at a town meeting; pro- 
vided, that such acceptance occurs prior to December thirty- 
first in the current year. Approved April 12, 1924- 



Town of 

Swampscott 
may pay 
annuity to 
Elizabeth 
Hadley. 



Submission to 
inhabitants, 
etc. 
Pro%nso. 



Chav. 2S7 An Act relative to stipulations in contracts affected j 

BY THE EIGHT HOUR LAW, SO-CALLED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

G- ^■^'^^' 5 ^'^' Chapter one hundred and forty-nine of the General Laws is I 
hereby amended by striking out section thirty-four and inserting! 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 238. 223 

in place thereof the following: — Section 34. Every contract, Stipuiatiousi 
except for the purchase of material or supplies, involving the affected by 
employment of laborers, workmen or mechanics, to which the faws^so-^aUed. 
commonwealth or any county or any town, subject to section 
thirty, is a party, shall contain a stipulation that no laborer, 
workman or mechanic working within the commonwealth, in 
the employ of the contractor, sub-contractor or other person 
doing or contracting to do the whole or a part of the work con- 
templated by the contract, shall be required or permitted to 
work more than eight hours in any one day or more than forty- 
eight hours in any one week, except in cases of extraordinary 
emergency, or in case any town subject to section thirty-one is 
a party to such a contract, more than eight hours in any one 
day, except as aforesaid; provided, that in contracts entered Proviso 
into by the department of public works for the construction or 
reconstruction of highways there may be inserted in said stipu- 
lation a provision that said department, or any contractor or 
sub-contractor for said department, may employ laborers, 
workmen and mechanics for more than eight hours in any one 
day in such construction or reconstruction when, in the opinion 
of the commissioner of labor and industries, public necessity so 
requires. Every such contract not containing the aforesaid Certain 
stipulation shall be null and void. Approved April 12, 1924. when^void. 



Chap.2S8 



An Act authorizing the trustees of the Bristol county 
agricultural school to make additions and improve- 
ments to the grounds and equipment of said school. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The trustees of the Bristol county agricultural Trustees of 
school may expend a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars agricuit^^^^ 
for the purpose of building, furnishing and equipping a dining school may 
room building and of making other additions and improvements tions, etc. 
to the grounds and equipment of said school. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, the county commis- County com- 
sioners of said county may borrow from time to time, on the JSay borrow 
credit of the county, such sums as may be necessary, not exceed- money, etc. 
ing, in the aggregate, fifty thousand dollars, and may issue 
bonds or notes of the county therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Bristol County Agricultural School Loan, Act Bristol County 
of 1924. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, scliooi L^oan, 
and such loans shall be payable in not more than five years from '^^^ °^ ^^-^■ 
their dates. Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the treas- 
urer of the county and countersigned by a majority of the 
county commissioners. The county may sell the said securities 
at public or private sale upon such terms and conditions as the 
county commissioners may deem proper, but not for less than 
their par value. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall, 
except as herein provided, be subject to chapter thirty-five of 
the General Laws. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by submission to 
said county commissioners: provided, that such acceptance county 

• T-w 1 1 • n • ^ commisfa 

occurs prior to December thirty-hrst m the current year. Proviso. 

Approved April 12, 1924- 



commissioners. 



^u 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 230. 



G. L. 94, § 209, 
etc., amended. 



Narcotic 
drugs. 

Possession of 
certain instru- 
ments 
regulated. 



Chav. 2S9 ^ ^^^ regulating the possession of hypodermic instru- 
ments. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. Section two hundred and nine of chapter ninety- 
four of the General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter 
five hundred and thirty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-two, is hereby further amended by inserting after the 
word "physician" in the tenth line the words: — or dentist, — 
by inserting after the word "articles " in the thirteenth line the 
words : — , or the holder of a permit issued under section two 
hundred and nine A, — and by inserting after the word " physi- 
cian" in the twenty-first line the words: — or dentist, the holder 
of a permit issued under section two hundred and nine A, — so 
as to read as follows : — Section 209. No person, not being a 
physician, dentist, nurse or veterinarian registered under the 
laws of this commonwealth or of the state where he resides, or 
a registered embalmer, manufacturer or dealer in embalming 
supplies, wholesale druggist, manufacturing pharmacist, regis- 
tered pharmacist, manufacturer of surgical instruments, official 
of any government having possession of the articles hereinafter 
mentioned by reason of his official duties, nurse acting under the 
direction of a physician or dentist, employee of an incorporated 
hospital acting under the direction of its superintendent or 
officer in immediate charge, or a carrier or messenger engaged 
in the transportation of such articles, or the holder of a permit 
issued under section two hundred and nine A, shall have in his 
possession a hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle, or any 
instrument adapted for the use of narcotic drugs by subcutane- 
ous injection. No such sjTinge, needle or instrument shall be 
delivered or sold to, or exchanged with, any person except a 
registered pharmacist, ph3'sician, dentist, veterinarian, regis- 
tered embalmer, manufacturer or dealer in embalming supplies, 
wholesale druggist, manufacturing pharmacist, a nurse upon 
the written order of a physician or dentist, the holder of a permit 
issued under section two hundred and nine A, or an employee 
of an incorporated hospital upon the written order of its superin- 
tendent or officer in immediate charge. A record shall be kept 
b}^ the person selling such syringe, needle or instrument, which 
shall give the date of the sale, the name and address of the pur- 
chaser and a description of the instrument. This record shall 
at all times be open to inspection by the department of public 
health, the boards of registration in medicine, veterinary medi- 
cine, and pharmacy and the board of dental examiners, author- 
ized agents of said department and boards, and police authorities 
and police officers of towois. Whoever violates an}^ provision of 
this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than one 
hundred dollars or by imprisonment in a jail or house of correc- 
tion for not more than two years, or both. 

Section 2. Said chapter ninety-four is hereby further 
amended by inserting after section two hundred and nine the 



Sales, etc., 
regulated. 



Record of sales 
to be kept, etc. 



Penalty. 



G. L. 94, new 
section after 
§ 209. 



i 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 239. 225 

following new section : — Section 209 A A registered physician Permits for 
may, subject to the rules and regulations of the board of registra- hn^dermic^ 
tion in medicine, issue to a patient under his immediate charge instruments ^ 
a permit to have in possession any of the instruments specified patients. 
in the preceding section. Such permits shall be issued upon 
blanks to be furnished by said board and any permit so issued 
may be revoked at any time by it. 

Section 3. Section two of chapter one hundred and twelve g. l. 112, § 2, 
of the General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter three ®*^ • ^'^^nded. 
hundred and forty of the acts of nineteen hundred and tw^enty- 
two, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word 
"purposes" in the thirty-fourth line the words: — ; or of abuse 
of the authority granted in section two hundred and nine A, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 2. Applications for registra- Examination 
tion as qualified physicians, signed and sworn to by the appli- ^^^^f^^^^' 
cants, shall be made upon blanks furnished by the board of regis- physicians, 
tration in medicine, herein and in sections three to twenty-three, etc. 
inclusive, called the board. Each applicant, who shall furnish 
the board with satisfactory proof that he is twenty-one or over 
and of good moral character, that he possesses the educational 
qualifications required for graduation from a public high school, 
and that he has received the degree of doctor of medicine, or its 
equivalent, either from a legally chartered medical school having 
the power to confer degrees in medicine, which gives a full four 
years' course of instruction of not less than thirty-six weeks in 
each year, or from any legally chartered medical school having 
such power, if such applicant was, on March tenth, nineteen 
hundred and seventeen, a matriculant thereof, shall, upon pay- Fee. 
ment of twenty-five dollars, be examined, and, if found qualified 
by the board, be registered as a qualified physician and entitled 
to a certificate in testimony thereof, signed by the chairman and 
secretary. An applicant failing to pass an examination satis- Re-examina- 
factory to the board shall be entitled within one year thereafter *""*• 
to a re-examination at a meeting of the board called for the 
examination of applicants, upon payment of a further fee of Further fee. 
three dollars; but two such re-examinations shall exhaust his 
privilege under his original application. The board, after hear- Revocation of 
ing, may revoke any certificate issued by it and cancel the rlgistrat^onf 
registration of any physician convicted of a felony; or, after etc. 
hearing, may revoke any certificate issued by it and cancel for 
a period not exceeding one year, the registration of any physician, 
who has been shown at such hearing to have been guilty of 
gross and confirmed use of alcohol in any of its forms while en- 
gaged in the practice of his profession, or of the use of narcotic 
drugs in any way other than for therapeutic purposes; or of 
abuse of the authority granted in section two hundred and nine A; 
or of publishing or causing to be published, or of distributing or 
causing to be distributed, any literature contrary to section 
twenty-nine of chapter two hundred and seventy-two; or of 
acting as principal or assistant in the carrying on of the practice 
of medicine by an unregistered person or by any person con- 
victed of the illegal practice of medicine or by any registered 



226 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 240, 241. 



Reissue of 
certificate of 
registration, 
etc. 



physician whose hcense has been revoked either permanently 
or temporarily; or of aiding or abetting in*any attempt to secure 
registration, either for himself or for another, by fraud; or, in 
connection with his practice, of defrauding or attempting to de- 
fraud any person. The board may subsequently, but not earlier 
than one year thereafter, reissue any certificate formerly issued 
by it or issue a new certificate, and register anew any physician 
whose certificate was revoked and whose registration was can- 
celled. Approved April 12, 1924. 



Chap. 2^0 An Act authorizing the metropolitan district commis- 
sion TO PREVENT THE DEFILEMENT OF THE WATERS OF CHEST- 
NUT HILL AND SPOT POND RESERVOIRS BY GULLS OR TERNS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

In order to preserve the purity and prevent the pollution of 
the waters of Chestnut Hill and Spot Pond reservoirs, the 
metropolitan district commission may authorize one or more 
of its employees, so far as permissible under federal law, to take 
such reasonable means and use such appliances and weapons 
as, in the judgment of said commission, will prevent the defile- 
ment of the waters of said reservoirs by gulls or terns, any pro- 
vision of chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the General 
Laws to the contrary notwithstanding. The commission shall 
keep an accurate account of any birds killed under the authority 
of this act and submit such account to the director of the di- 
vision of fisheries and game of the department of conservation 
at such times and covering such periods as he may prescribe. 

Approved April 12, 1924. 



Metropolitan 
district com- 
mission may 
prevent defile- 
ment of 
waters of 
Chestnut Hill 
and Spot 
Pond reser- 
voirs. 



Chap. 24:1 An Act relative to pensioning members of the fire de- 
partment OF THE CITY OF TAUNTON. 



Pensioning 
members of 
fire depart- 
ment of city 
of Taunton. 



Proviso. 



Amount of 
pension, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The municipal council of the city of Taunton, 
with the approval of the mayor, shall retire from active service 
and place upon the pension roll any fireman, call fireman or 
substitute call fireman of the city whom the city physician 
certifies in wTiting to be permanently disabled, mentally or 
physically, by injuries sustained or illness incurred through no 
fault of his own in the actual performance of duty, from further 
performing duty as such member; or any permanent member 
of said department who has performed faithful service therein 
for not less than twenty-five years if in the judgment of said 
municipal council and mayor such member is disabled for useful 
service in the department; provided, that any permanent mem- 
ber of said department who has performed faithful service therein 
for twenty-five years and has attained the age of sixty shall be 
retired at his request. 

Section 2. Any permanent member retired under the pre- 
ceding section shall receive an annual pension, payable monthly, 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 242, 243. 227 

equal to one half of the annual salary or other compensation 
payable to him during the last year of his service. The pension 
of any call or substitute call fireman retired under said section 
shall be the same as that of a permanent member of the first 
grade of the same department in which he served. 

Section 3. The words "permanent member" as used in this Words 
act shall be construed to include the chief engineer of the fire membM-''Uo 
department of said city, notwithstanding that he is subject to enginler^'etc 
election at stated intervals by the municipal council. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by Submission to 
a two thirds vote of the municipal council of the said city. ^'iMiL** 

Approved April 12, 1924' 



Chav.24.2 



An Act providing for the preservation of historical 
relics and works of art within the state house. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty of chapter six of the General Laws, as amended "i- ^- ^ ^ |°^ 
by chapter two hundred and ninety-eight of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-two, is hereby further amended by adding 
at the end thereof the following new paragraph : — Said com- Art commis- 
mission shall have the custody and care of all historical relics cus°o'dy, etc., 
in the state house, and of all works of art, as herein defined, of historical 
erected or maintained therein. Approved April 12, 1924- state 'house. 



Chap.2^3 



An Act relative to the control of crystal lake in the 
city of newton. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Newton, through its playground Crystal lake 
commission, may from time to time make rules and regulations in city of 
as to the erection, maintenance and control of all public bath 
houses on the shores of Crystal lake in said city. 

Section 2. The playground commission of said city may Rules and 
from time to time make rules and regulations governing fishing, gov^n^^ng^ 
boating, bathing, skating and other recreational activities in or fishing, boat- 
on Crystal lake in said city. Such rules and regulations shall be 
subject to the approval of the division of waterways and public 
lands of the department of public works of the commonwealth 
and when approved by said division shall have the force of law. 

Section 3. Any police officer of said city may patrol any PoUce protec- 
part of the waters of said lake and shall have authority to arrest *'°°- 
any person violating any law of the commonwealth in, on or 
adjacent to the waters of said lake or violating any rule or 
regulation established under this act. 

Section 4. The violation of any rule or regulation estab- Penalty. 
lished under this act shall be punished by a fine of not more 
than twenty dollars. 

Section 5. Nothing in this act shall be construed to abridge construction 
the powers and duties of said division under chapter ninety-one °^ *"^*'- 
of the General Laws. Approved April 12, 1924- 



228 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 244, 245. 



G. L. 221, 
three new 
sections after 
§ 34. 

Judicial 
council, 
establishment, 
purposes, etc. 



Membership. 



Chap. 24:4: An Act providing for the establishment of a judicial 

COUNCIL TO MAKE A CONTINUOUS STUDY OF THE ORGANIZA- 
TION, PROCEDURE AND PRACTICE OF THE COURTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and twenty-one of the General Laws is 
hereb}^ amended by inserting after section thirty-four, under 
the heading "Judicial Council", the following three new sec- 
tions: — Section 34 A. There shall be a judicial council for the 
continuous study of the organization, rules and methods of 
procedure and practice of the judicial system of the common- 
wealth, the work accomplished, and the results produced by 
that system and its various parts. Said council shall be com- 
posed of the chief justice of the supreme judicial court or some 
other justice or former justice of that court appointed from 
time to time by him; the chief justice of the superior court or 
some other justice or former justice of that court appointed from 
time to time by him; the judge of the land court or some other 
judge or former judge of that court appointed from time to time 
by him; one judge of a probate court in the commonwealth and 
one justice of a district court in the commonwealth and not 
more than four members of the bar all to be appointed by the 
governor, with the ad\'ice and consent of the executive council. 
The appointments by the governor shall be for such periods, not 
exceeding four years, as he shall determine. 

Section 34B. The judicial council shall report annually on 
or before December first to the governor upon the work of the 
various branches of the judicial system. Said council may also 
from time to time submit for the consideration of the justices 
of the various courts such suggestions in regard to rules of prac- 
tice and procedure as it may deem advisable. 

Section 34C. No member of said council shall receive any 
compensation for his ser^^ces, but said council and the several 
members thereof shall be allowed from thfe state treasury out of 
any appropriation made for the purpose such expenses for clerical 
and other ser%'ices, travel and incidentals as the governor and 
council shall approve. Approved April 12, 1924. 



Terms of 

governor's 

appointees. 

Annual report. 



To submit 

suggestions, 

etc. 



No compensa- 
tion. 



Expense 
allowances. 



Chap. 24:5 An Act placing the office of chief of the fire depart- 
ment OF THE CITY OF SALEM UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE 
LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The office of the chief of the fire department of 
the city of Salem shall hereafter be subject to the civil service 
laws and rules and regulations made thereunder. The present 
holder of said office shall continue to hold the same under the 
civil service, and shall not be required to take any ci\ il service 
examination. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to the 
voters of the city of Salem at its next annual city election in the 
form of the following question, which shall be placed upon the 



City of Salem, 
office of chief 
of fire depart- 
ment placed 
under civil 
service laws. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 246, 247. 229 

official ballot to be used at said election : — " Shall an act passed 
by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four, entitled 'An Act placing the office of chief of the fire de- 
partment of the city of Salem under the civil service laws', be 
accepted?" Upon its acceptance by a majority of the voters 
voting thereon, it shall thereupon take effect, but not other- 
wise. Approved April 12, 1924. 



An Act relative to the distribution of certain historical Qhnr) 246 
WORKS RELATING TO THE SERVICE OF MASSACHUSETTS MEN 
IN THE ARMY AND NAVY DURING THE CIVIL, SPANISH AND 
WORLD WARS. 

Be it enacted, etc., a^s follows: 

Chapter one hundred and ninety-three of the acts of nineteen 1923, 193, 5 2, 
hundred and twenty-three is hereby amended by striking out *'"^°^''*^- 
section two and inserting in place thereof the following : — 
Section 2. The volumes purchased as aforesaid shall be dis- Distribution 
tributed by said secretary at his discretion as follows : — One ^[gt^j-^'? 
copy to the office of said secretary; one to the office of the works relating 
adjutant general; eleven to the state library, of which ten shall of SiassachlT 
be for the purpose of exchange ; one to the free public library ^^'-^^ '^^^■ 
of each city and town in the commonwealth; one to each state 
and territorial library; one to the library of congress; one to 
each incorporated historical society in the commonwealth; one 
to the library of each college or university in the commonwealth ; 
and the remainder to other repositories, free libraries being 
gi\en the preference. Approved April 12, 1924- 



An Act to place upon an equal basis the taxation of Chap. 247 

TRUST COMPANIES AND OF NATIONAL BANKS. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to de- Emergency 
feat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emer- P''ea™bie. 
gency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the 
public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter sixty-three of the General Laws is G. l. 63, new 
hereby amended by inserting after section fifty-eight the follow- §^58°" ^^^'^'^ 
ing new section: — Section 68 A. Any trust company subject Taxation of 
to all or any of the provisions of chapter one hundred and pa'i^ies^upon 
seventy-two shall, upon filing with the commissioner on or before ^^'^'^ ^'^^ 
March fifteenth in any year, or within such further time as the 
commissioner may allow, a request in such form as he may pre- 
scribe, be taxed upon its net income as defined in section ten A 
an amount equal to twelve and one half per cent thereof. Any in lieu of 
tax paid under this section shall be in lieu of any tax imposed °'^^'' ^^^' ^^°' 
under section fifty-eight; provided, however, that in no event Pro\'i3o. 
shall the amount of said tax be less than the minimum tax pro- 
vided in said section fifty-eight. 



230 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 248. 



Time of 
taking effect, 
etc. 



Pro\nso. 



Section 2. This act shall be effective as of April first in the 
current year and shall apply to the assessment of taxes in or on 
account of the calendar year nineteen hundred and twenty-four; 
provided, that in that year the request mentioned in section one 
hereof shall be filed within fifteen days after the passage of this 
act. Approved April I4, 1924. 



Cha'p.24:8 ^ -^^'^ relative to children's health camps for under- 
weight AND undernourished SCHOOL CHILDREN. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G. L. 40, I 5, 
etc., amended. 



Appropriations 
by cities and 
towns for 
children's 
health camps. 

G. L. Ill, 
seven new 
sections after 
§62. 

Children's 
health camps 
in cities and 
towns, estab- 
lishment, etc. 



Commission 
on children's 
health camps, 
membership, 
terms, etc. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would defeat its 
purpose to make immediate pro\asion for the health of the chil- 
dren intended to be benefited by its provisions, therefore it is 
hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the im- 
mediate preservation of the public health and safety. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section five of chapter forty of the General 
Laws, as amended by sections one and two of chapter three hun- 
dred and seventy-one and by section six of chapter four hundred 
and eighty-six, both of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
one and by chapter tAvo hundred and two and chapter four hun- 
dred and one, both of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, is hereby further amended by adding at the end thereof 
the following new paragraph : — (31) For the establishment and 
maintenance of children's health camps, as provided by sections 
sixty-two A to sLxty-two G, inclusive, of chapter one hundred 
and eleven. 

Section 2. Chapter one hundred and eleven of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section sixty-two, 
under the heading "Children's Health Camps", the following 
seven new sections: — Section 62 A. In each city and town 
which accepts this and the six following sections, in a city by 
vote of its city council subject to the provisions of its charter, 
or in a town by vote of its inhabitants, there shall, except as 
provided by section sixty-two F, be established, without un- 
reasonable delay, one or more children's health camps for the 
care and treatment of children of school age in said city or town 
who upon examination are found to be in need of such care and 
treatment, but no child shall be given care or medical treatment 
whose parent or guardian objects thereto. 

Section 62 B. In each such city and town there shall be an un- 
paid commission, called the commission on children's health 
camps, to consist of the mayor or chairman of the board of 
selectmen, who shall have no vote, the superintendent of schools, 
the members of the board of health, all to serve ex officiis, and 
also seven residents of such city or town to be appointed by the 
mayor or the chairman of the board of selectmen. One member 
of said board shall be designated as chairman by the mayor or 
the chairman of the board of selectmen. Of the seven persons 
first appointed after such acceptance, two shall be appointed for 
terms of one year each, two for terms of two years each, and 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 248. ^^1 

three for terms of three years each, and tliereaftcr as the term 

of each member expires his successor shall be appointed for the 

term of three years. Each appointment made to fill a vacancy Vacancies. 

in said commission shall be for the balance of the unexpired 

term. 

Section 62C. Said commission shall establish, maintain and Powers and 
have control of all children's health camps for the purposes commission. 
named in section sixty-two A, and in addition shall have the 
management of all sums appropriated by the city or towTi for 
the maintenance of such children's health camps. Said com- 
mission may receive in trust for the aforesaid purposes any gift 
or bequest of money or securities and shall forth'wath transfer 
any money or securities so received to the city or town treas- 
urer, who shall administer the same as provided by the follow- 
ing section. 

Section 62D. The city or town treasurer shall invest, reinvest City or town 
and hold in the name of said commission any money or securities, invest,Ttc.° 
or the proceeds thereof, received from said commission under ^ceiv^'/fro'm 
the preceding section, and shall disburse the income or principal commission. 
thereof on its order; provided, that no disposition of either proviso. 
income or principal shall be made which is inconsistent with 
the terms of the trust on which the property is held. The Bond of 
treasurer shall furnish a bond satisfactory to the commission treasurer. 
for the faithful performance of his duties relative to such property. 

Section 62E. The commission shall keep a record of its doings Records, 
and at the close of each financial year shall make a report to the ^^^^^^ report, 
city or town, showing the total amount of such funds and other 
receipts, together with investments, receipts and disbursements 
on account of the same, setting forth in detail the sources of the 
receipts and the purposes of the expenditures. 

Section 62F. Any two or more such cities or towns may vote Union chii- 
to form, for such period of time not exceeding five years as such clmp^iistrk'ts, 
cities or towns may from time to time determine, a union chil- establishment, 
dren's health camp district for the purpose of establishing therein 
one or more union children's health camps. The management Commission 
of such union children's health camps in such district shall be cwid^en^s 
vested in an unpaid commission, called the commission on union health camps, 
children's health camps, to consist of the following persons from terms, etc. 
each of the cities or towns constituting such union, namely, the 
mayor or chairman of the board of selectmen, who shall have 
no vote, the superintendent of schools, the members of the 
board of health, all to serve, ex officiis, and also not exceeding 
ten members, residents of the cities and towns comprising the 
district, to be elected by the ex officiis members of the commis- 
sion for terms commensurate with the duration of the agree- 
ment forming or continuing the union. The term of each person Vacancies. 
elected to fill a vacancy among the members not serving ex 
officiis shall be for the balance of the unexpired term. The Treasurer. 
treasurer of said commission shall be the treasurer for the time 
being of such city or town within the district as is determined 
by the members of the commission. The pro\'isions of sections Certain pro- 
sixty-two C to sixty-two E, inclusive, so far as applicable, shall app?y,%\''c. 
apply to such commission. 



232 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 249, 250. 



Location and 
plans of 
camps to be 
approved by 
department of 
public health. 



Section 62G. No children's health camp shall be established 
under section sixty-two C or sixty-two F unless the location and 
construction plans of such camp have been approved by the de- 
partment, which may inspect any camp at any time. 

Approved April I4, 1924. 



Chap. 2^^ An Act relative to the disposition of sums payable to 

THE CITY OF BOSTON BY THE COMMONWEALTH IN REIMBURSE- 
MENT FOR PENSIONS PAID BY SAID CITY TO CERTAIN RETIRED 
SCHOOL TEACHERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and eighty-nine of the 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen is hereby amended 
by striking out section one and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 1. The sums payable by the common- 
wealth to the city of Boston under section sixteen of chapter 
thirty-two of the General Laws as reimbursement for pensions 
paid by the city to retired school teachers shall, in the case of 
all teachers retired by the Boston retirement board under 
chapter five hundred and twenty-one of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-two and acts in amendment thereof, be 
paid into the pension accumulation fund established by section 
six of said chapter five hundred and twenty-one, and, in the 
case of all teachers retired by the school committee of said city 
under chapter five hundred and eighty-nine of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and eight and acts in amendment thereof, be paid 
into the permanent school pension fund established by section 
one of said chapter five hundred and eighty-nine. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April I4, 1924. 



1916, 289 
(S). § 1. 
amended. 



Disposition 
of sums pay- 
able to city 
of Boston by 
commonwealth 
in reimburse- 
ment for 
pensions paid 
to certain re- 
tired school 
teachers. 



Chap. 250 An Act relative to requirements precedent to the re- 
imbursement of cities and towns by the commonwealth 
on account of pensions paid to school teachers. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section sixteen of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws, as 
amended by section thirty-three of chapter five hundred and 
twenty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is 
hereby further amended by striking out paragraph (1) and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: — Section 16. {!) When- 
ever, after July first, nineteen hundred and fourteen, a town re- 
tires a teacher who is not eligible to a pension under section ten 
and pays to such teacher a pension in accordance with section 
forty-three, or chapter five hundred and eighty-nine of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and eight and acts in amendment thereof, 
or chapter five hundred and twenty-one of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-two and acts in amendment thereof, and 
the chairman or secretary of the school committee of said town 
or the chairman or executive officer of the retirement board of 
the Boston retirement system established by said chapter five 



G. L. 32, 

§ 16, etc., 
amended. 



Reimburse- 
ment of cities 
and towns by 
commonwealth 
on account of 
pensions paid 
to school 
teachers. 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 251. 233 

hundred and twenty-one certifies under oath to the board the 
amount of said pension paid during any period prior to the pre- 
ceding July first for which reimbursement has not been made 
and furnishes such other information as the board may require, 
said town shall be reimbursed therefor by the commonwealth; 
provided, that no such reimbursement shall be granted unless Proviso. 
the retirement has been approved by the board and the amount 
of said reimbursement shall not be in excess of the amount, as 
determined by the board, to which said teacher would have 
been entitled as a pension, had he been a member of the asso- 
ciation. Approved April I4, 1924. 

An Act amending the act providing for annuities and fhn^ 951 

PENSIONS FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF BOSTON AND "' 

COUNTY OF SUFFOLK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section six of chapter five hundred and twenty- 1922, 521, § e, 
one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two is hereby ^^^J^^^d. 
amended by inserting after the word "account" in the thirty- 
fifth line the following new sentence : — The sums payable by 
the commonwealth to the city of Boston on account of teachers 
retired under the provisions of this act shall be paid into the 
pension accumulation fund and used to reduce the amount 
which would otherwise be required for the normal contributions 
from the city of Boston for the years in which such payments 
are made, — so as to read as follows : — Section 6. The funds Boston retire- 
hereby created are the annuity savings fund, the pension ac- "^e'ltact. 
cumulation fund and the retirement reserve fund. 

The annuity savings fund shall be the fund to which shall be Annuity 
paid the deductions from the compensation of members. The ^^'^'^"^^ ^"° • 
treasurer of the city of Boston shall withhold four per cent of 
the regular compensation due on each pay day to all employees 
who are members of this retirement system ; provided, however. Proviso, 
that a member who is a contributing member of the teachers' 
retirement fund, as established by chapter two hundred and 
thirty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred, if he shall so request 
in writing to the treasurer, shall have his contributions to this 
retirement system reduced by the amount deducted from his 
salary under the provisions of said chapter two hundred and 
thirty-seven. The amounts so withheld shall be transferred 
immediately thereafter to the retirement board and credited to 
the account of each member so contributing and shall be paid 
into and become a part of said annuity savings fund. 

The pension accumulation fund shall be the fund in which Pension ac- 
shall be accumulated the annual contributions which shall be f^'^**'°'^ 
made by the city. These annual contributions shall be such as 
shall be determined by actuarial computations on the basis of 
mortality and ser\'ice tables approved by the retirement board 
as necessary to provide all pension pa^Tnents on account of 
members of the retirement sjstem and shall be paid by the 
treasurer of the city of Boston to the retirement board in such 
instalments and at such times as the retirement board shall re- 



234 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 251. 



Normal con- 
tribution. 



Certain sums 
payable by 
commonwealth 
to Boston to 
be paid into 
pension 
accumulation 
fund, etc. 



Accumulated 
liability con- 
tribution. 



Retirement 
reserve fund. 



1922, 521, § 9, 
amended. 



Retirement 
for super- 
annuation at 
age of sixty. 



Notice and 
hearing to 
certain 
members. 



Retirement 
for super- 
annuation at 
age of seventy. 
Exceptions. 



quire. These annual contributions shall consist of a normal 
and an accumulated liability contribution. 

The normal contribution shall be equal to such per centum 
of the annual compensation of all members as is computed to 
be sufficient to provide during the active service of the average 
new entrant for all pensions for which the city may be liable on 
his account. The sums payable by the commonwealth to the 
city of Boston on account of teachers retired under the provisions 
of this act shall be paid into the pension accumulation fund and 
used to reduce the amount which would otherwise be required 
for the normal contributions from the city of Boston for the 
years in which such pa^Toents are made. 

The accumulated liability contribution shall be computed as 
a constant percentage of the total pay roll of all members and 
shall be sufficient to provide during the thirty year period im- 
mediately following the establishment of this system for all pen- 
sions to be paid on account of members who are entitled to credit 
for prior service when this system is established, which are not 
provided by the normal contributions made on their account. 
The accumulated liability contributions shall be at least equal 
to regular interest on the amount of the accumulated liability 
and shall be at least three per cent greater in amount each year 
than the amount for the preceding year. The accumulated 
liability contributions shall be discontinued as soon as the 
accumulated liability has been liquidated. 

The retirement reserAC fund shall be the fund to which upon 
the retirement of any members shall be transferred: 

(a) From the annuity savings fund the accumulated deduc- 
tions of the member, and 

(b) From the pension accumulation fund an amount equal to 
his accumulated deductions, and 

(c) From the pension accumulation fund in the case of the 
accidental death or the retirement of a new entrant an amount 
sufficient to provide the pension payable on his account not 
covered by paragraph (6). 

Section 2. Section nine of said chapter five hundred and 
twenty-one is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"judiciary" in the fifteenth line the words: — , heads of depart- 
ments and members of boards in charge of departments, — so 
as to read as follows : — Section 9. A member of this retirement 
system who shall have attained age sixty shall, upon his own 
application be retired for superannuation within thirty days 
after the filing of such application, or he may, and if he is a 
member of the police force he shall, upon the application of the 
head of his department be retired for superannuation by the 
retirement board. A member, other than a member of the police 
force, whose retirement is applied for by the head of his depart- 
ment shall be entitled to a notice of such application and to a 
hearing before the retirement board provided he requests such 
hearing in writing within ten daj's of the receipt of such notice. 

A member of this retirement system who shall have attained 
age seventy shall be retired for superannuation within thirty 
days, except members of the judiciary, heads of departments 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 252. 235 

and members of boards in charge of departments, and except 
that a school teacher shall be retu'ed on the thu'ty-first day of 
August following his attaining the age of seventy. 

Section 3. Section ten of said chapter five hundred and etc^^'ameAied*^' 
twentj'-one, as amended by section one of chapter four hundred 
and twenty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, 
is hereby further amended by striking out, in the twenty-second 
and twenty-third lines, the words "the average annual com- 
pensation received by him" and inserting in place thereof the 
words : — his average annual regular compensation, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 10. Upon retirement for superannua- Allowances 
tion a member of the retirement system shall receive a retire- nfen^for'^ 
ment allowance consisting of: superannua- 

(a) An annuity which shall be the actuarial equivalent of his Annuity, 
accumulated deductions at the time of his retirement, and 

(b) A pension equal to the annuity, and Pension. 

(c) If a member was an emploj'ee at the time the system was Additional 
established and became a member within one year thereafter p^"*'°°' ^ ®°- 
and has not since become a new entrant, an additional pension 

having an actuarial value equivalent to twice the contributions 
which he would have made during his prior service had the 
system then been in operation, together with regular interest 
thereon and 

(d) If the retirement allowance provided under the foregoing Total retire- 
clauses of this section for a member who has been an employee when.'' owance, 
for fifteen years or more would otherwise be less than four hun- 
dred and eighty dollars a year, an additional pension sufficient 

to make a total retirement allowance of four hundred and 
eighty dollars a year. 

The total pension of any member payable under the provisions Maximiim 
of this section shall not, except as provided in paragraph (cZ), to*^i p^'i^'O'i- 
exceed one half of his aA^erage annual regular compensation 
during the five years immediately preceding his retirement. 

Section 4. Any head of a city department or member of a Admission to 
board in charge of a city department who has declined member- ^Terta?n cHy 
ship in the Boston retirement system may be admitted to mem- headfTtT* 
bership therein upon written application to the Boston retire- 
ment board at any time within sixty days after this act takes 
effect, and shall, after being so admitted, receive credit for prior 
service notwithstanding any provision of said chapter five hun- 
dred and twenty-one. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by Submission 
the city council of the city of Boston, subject to the provisions etc?' ^ '=°"°*'' • 
of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs prior to Proviso. 
December thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved April 14, 1924. 

An Act to exclude from city caucuses of political Chav.252 

PARTIES voters ENROLLED IN ANOTHER POLITICAL PARTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section sixty-two of chapter fifty-one of the g. l. 5i, § 62, 
General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof ^"'^°^^'^- 



236 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 252. 



Voting lists 
for use at 
caucuses. 



Lists for 
caucuses of 
political 
parties to 
contain party 
enrollment of 
voters, etc. 

G. L. 53, I 76, 

amended. 



Caucuses open 
only to 
members of 
political party 
calling them. 



City caucuses. 



Voter may 
take oath. 



the following: — Said lists, if intended for use in the caucus of 
a political party held in a city, shall contain the party enroll- 
ment of voters whose names appear thereon established as pro- 
vided in sections thirty-seven and thirty-eight of chapter fifty- 
three, — so as to read as follows: — Section 62. When a caucus 
is called, the registrars, on the request of the chairman of the 
ward or town committee of the party whose caucus is to be held 
or of the person designated to call the caucus to order, shall 
furnish him for use in the caucus a certified copy of the last 
published voting list of the town, or of the ward of the city for 
which the caucus is to be held, adding thereto the names of 
voters registered since such pubhcation. Said lists, if intended 
for use in the caucus of a political party held in a city, shall con- 
tain the party enrollment of voters whose names appear thereon 
established as pro\'ided in sections thirty-seven and thirty-eight 
of chapter fifty-three. 

Section 2. Section seventy-six of chapter fifty-three of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"party" in the tenth line the words: — , nor shall a voter who 
is enrolled under section thirty-seven or thirty-eight as a member 
of a political party be entitled to vote in the caucus of another 
political party held in a city while so enrolled, — and by insert- 
ing after the word "voter" in the same line the words: — , not 
hereinbefore disqualified, — so as to read as follows : — Section 
76. Notices of caucuses shall apply to all members of the party 
calling them, and to them only. No person having voted in the 
caucus of one political party shall be entitled to vote or take 
part in the caucus of another political party within the twelve 
ensuing months; except that voting or taking part in the 
caucuses of any municipal party by any voter shall not affect 
his legal right to vote or to take part in the caucuses of any 
political party, for any other election, and having voted or taken 
part in the caucuses of a political party for any previous election, 
shall not affect his right to vote or take part in the caucuses of 
any municipal party, nor shall a voter who is enrolled under 
section thirty-seven or thirty-eight as a member of a political 
party be entitled to vote in the caucus of another political party 
held in a city while so enrolled. No voter, not hereinbefore dis- 
qualified, shall be prevented from voting or participating in any 
caucus if he takes the following oath, which shall be administered 
to him by the presiding officer of the caucus: 



Form of oath. You do solemnly swear (or affirm) that you are a registered voter in 
this ward (or town) and have the legal right to vote in this caucus; 
that you are a member of the political party holding the same, and in- 
tend to vote for its candidates at the polls at the election next ensuing; 
and that you have not taken part or voted in the caucus of any other 
political party for twelve months last past. 



Challenges. 



Oath by 
challenged 
voters, record, 
etc. 



Such voter may be challenged like any other voter. Any 
person whose right to vote is challenged for any cause recognized 
by law shall not be permitted to vote until he has taken the 
foregoing oath; and the clerk or secretary of the caucus shall 
make a record of the administration of said oath to every person 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 253, 254. 237 

taking the same, which record shall state whether or not said 
person voted. The record shall be returned with the proceed- » 
ings of said caucus and shall be prima facie evidence in any 
court that such person took said oath and voted in said caucus. 

Approved April I4, 1924- 



Chap. 253 



An Act permitting domestic insurance companies to 

MAKE certain CHANGES IN THEIR CHARTERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the General Laws is G. l. 175, 
hereby amended by striking out section fifty and inserting in ^ ^°' *™^'»'^^^- 
place thereof the following: — Section 50. A stock company, changes in 
by a two thirds vote of all its stock entitled to vote, or a mutual domestic in- 

•' , 1 • 1 n 1 1 surance com- 

company, by a two thirds vote 01 those members present and pany charters. 
voting, at a meeting duly called therefor, may alter, add to or change in 
change, to the extent authorized by this chapter, tlie classes of f^gurlf^gg ^^ 
insurance for the transaction of which it was incorporated, may 
change the location of its principal oflfice or place of business change of 
in the commonwealth, or, in the case of a stock company, may 'oration, etc. 
increase or reduce the par value of the shares of its capital stock, increase or 
which value shall be not less than five nor more than one hun- "^ ^l-^vaiue of 
dred dollars. Articles of amendment, signed and sworn to by shares, etc. 
the president and secretary and a majority of the directors, Articles of 
setting forth such amendment or change and the due adoption amendment. 
thereof, shall, within thirty days after their adoption, be sub- 
mitted to the commissioner, who shall examine them in the 
same manner and with the same powers as in the case of original 
articles of organization. If he finds that they conform to the 
requirements of law he shall so certify and endorse his approval 
thereon, and they shall thereupon be filed in the office of the 
state secretary, who, upon the receipt of a fee of five dollars. Fee. 
shall cause them and the endorsement thereon to be recorded, 
and said articles of amendment shall then be deemed to be a 
part of the charter or articles of organization of the company. 
No such amendment or change shall take effect until such when amend- 
articles of amendment have been filed in the office of the state {^|e*effect'' 
secretary as aforesaid. Approved April I4, 19£4- 

An Act relative to the giving of notice of hearings as pi ^ta 

TO THE GRANTING OF LICENSES TO KEEP, STORE, MANUFAC- ^'^^P--^^^ 
TURE OR SELL GASOLINE AND CERTAIN OTHER FLUIDS AND 
ARTICLES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and forty-eight of the General Laws, as o. l. 148, 
amended in section fourteen by section three of chapter four Imended.' 
hundred and eighty-five of the acts of nineteen hundi-ed and 
twenty-one, is hereby further amended by striking out said sec- 
tion fourteen and inserting in place thereof the following : — 
Section I4. No building or other structure shall, except as pro- ^censes for 
vided in section fifteen, be used for the keeping, storage, manu- storing, etc., 
facture or sale of any of the articles named in section ten, except 



238 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 255. 



Public hear- 
ing, notice, 
etc. 



Permits by 
state fire 
marshal. 
Proviso. 



Department 
may regulate 
keeping of 
explosives for 
private use, 
etc., without 
license, etc. 



Revocation of 
rights, etc. 



Fees. 



Buildings, etc. 
subject to 
alterations, 
etc. 



fireworks, fii'ecrackers and torpedoes, unless the aldermen or 
selectmen shall have granted a license therefor for one year from 
the date thereof, after a public hearing, notice of the time and 
place of which shall have been given, at the expense of the appli- 
cant, by the clerk of the city or by the selectmen, by publication, 
not less than fourteen da\'s prior thereto, in a newspaper pub- 
lished in the representative district, if any, otherwise in the city 
or town, wherein the land on which such license is to be exer- 
cised is situated, and by mailing, not less than seven days prior 
to such hearing, written notice of the time and place thereof to 
all owners of real estate abutting on said land, and unless a 
permit shall have been granted therefor by the marshal or by 
some official designated by him for that purpose ; pro^'ided, that 
any building or other structure once used under a license and 
permit granted as aforesaid, or any building or other structure 
lawfully used for any of said purposes, may be continued in 
such use from year to year if the owner or occupant thereof 
shall annually, while such use continues, file for registration 
with the clerk of the city or town where such building or other 
structure is situated, and with the marshal or the official desig- 
nated by him to grant permits in such city or town, a certificate 
reciting such use and occupancy. The department may by 
regulation prescribe the amount of explosives, crude petroleum 
or any of its products, or of any other inflammable fluid or com- 
pound, that may be kept for private use in a building or other 
structure without a license, permit or registration, or any of 
them. 

The right to use a building or other structure for any of said 
purposes may be revoked for cause, after notice and a hearing 
given to such owner or occupant, by the aldermen or selectmen 
having authority to grant licenses for such use, or by the marshal. 
A fee of one dollar may be charged for the license and a like 
sum for the permit herein pro^^ded for, and one half of said 
sum for the registration of the said certificate. Such building or 
structure shall always be subject to such alterations in construc- 
tion and to such regulations of its use in respect to protection 
against fire or explosion as the department may prescribe. 

Approved April I4, 1924. 



Chap. 255 An Act relative to the computation of dividends on 

DEPOSITS IN SAVINGS BANKS OR IN SAVINGS DEPARTMENTS 
OF TRUST COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and sixty-seven of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out section seventeen and inserting 
in place thereof the following : — Section 1 7. Dividends or 
interest on deposits in the savings departments of trust com- 
panies or in savings banks may be declared and paid for periods 
of not less than one month nor more than six months, as deter- 
mined by their by-laws, from income which has been earned 
and which has been collected, except as otherwise provided in 
the case of savings banks by section forty-seven of chapter one 



G.L. 167, § 17, 
amended. 

Dividends on 
deposits in 
savings de- 
partments of 
trust com- 
panies or in 
savings banks. 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 256, 257. 239 

hundred and sixty-eight, during the next preceding six months 
and which is available after deducting previous dividends paid, 
the reasonable expenses incurred in the management thereof, 
the taxes paid and the amounts required to be set apart for the 
guaranty fund. In the computation of such dividends or Computation 
interest, when the day on which deposits in any such savings [ntJrest day'^ 
department or savings bank begin to draw interest, as provided fails on 
in its by-laws or regulations, falls on a Sunday or a legal holiday, hoUday.""^ 
deposits made on the next succeeding business day and remain- 
ing on deposit through the balance of the monthly period, may 
be construed as having been on deposit one full month, within 
the meaning of this section, section forty-seven of chapter one 
hundred and sixty-eight and section sixty-seven of chapter one 
hundred and seventy-two. Approved April I4, 1924. 

An Act regulating the establishment and maintenance Qhn^ 256 

OF MUNICIPAL TUBERCULOSIS DISPENSARIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and eleven of the General Laws is g.l. 111, §57, 
hereby amended by striking out section fifty-seven and inserting '^""^'^^'''^• 
in place thereof the following: — Section 57. Every city having Establishment 
a population of fifty thousand or more, as determined by the nancTX*^ 
last national census, shall establish and maintain within its municipal 

1. ., !• i? ii. T j_ j_ X 1 • • tuberculosis 

limits a dispensary tor the discovery, treatment and supervision dispensaries. 
of needy persons resident within its limits and afiiicted with 
tuberculosis, unless there already exists in such city a dispensary 
satisfactory to the department. Every city having a population 
of less than fifty thousand, as determined as aforesaid, and 
every town may, and at the request of the department shall, 
establish and maintain a similar dispensary. Such dispensaries Regulation, 
shall be subject to the regulation of the boards of health of the °**'" 
cities and towns where they are respectively situated, and shall 
be inspected by and be satisfactory to the department. A city Forfeiture for 
or town which, upon the request of the department, refuses or ''^^^^^> ^*°- 
neglects to comply with the provisions hereof shall forfeit not 
more than five hundred dollars. Approved April I4, 1924. 

An Act to extend the use of armories. Chaj).257 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would cause in- Emergency 
convenience and expense, therefore it is hereby declared to be P^'^ambie. 
an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter thirty-three of the General Laws, as amended in g. l. 33, j 52. 
section fifty-two by chapter three hundred and forty-four of the ^*'- *'"«''^«<i- 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby further 
amended by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 52. (a) Armories provided for Use of armories 
the militia shall be used by the militia for the military purposes •''"^*®'^- 
or purposes incidental thereto designated by the commander-in- 



240 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 257. 



Use of armories 
limited. 



Use for certain 

purposes 

regulated. 



Use for public 
purposes. 

Public meet- 
ings by state 
departments, 
etc. 

Civil service 
examinations. 
Meetings of 
veterans' 
organizations, 
boards of 
trade, etc. 
Raising funds 
for certain 
benefit as- 
sociations. 
Elections, etc. 
Meetings of 
school military 
organizations. 

Meetings of 
political or 
municipal 
parties. 
Proviso. 



Meetings of 
organizations 
of boys, etc. 



Use of drill 
grounds, etc. 



chief. Military units stationed in an armory may, at any time 
when it is not in use for miUtary purposes, use such armory 
without charge for social activities, or athletics, subject only to 
rules and regulations promulgated by the military custodian of 
such armory and approved by the governor and council. No 
non-military use of an armory under this section shall be per- 
mitted which interferes with its military use, but such non- 
military use shall not be deemed to interfere with military use 
if all unit commanders affected can conveniently and without 
detriment to the service utilize the armory for the usual military 
purposes at other than the usual time or in other than the usual 
manner. 

(6) Any armory may be used for the purposes set forth in 
subsections (c) and (d) in accordance with terms and conditions 
prescribed by the commander-in-chief, upon application therefor 
to the adjutant general through the military custodian of the 
armory. No such application shall be granted unless it is ap- 
proved by both the adjutant general and the military custodian 
and contains a certificate from each unit commander whose drill 
or other military duty is to be changed or modified by such use, 
stating that he approves the application and that such change 
or modification will not in any way be detrimental to his unit 
or to its training, and further stating in detail tlie manner in 
which said change or modification is to be effected. 

(c) Subject to the provisions of subsection (6), armories may 
be used temporarily for the following public purposes: 

A public meeting or hearing held by a state department or 
commission. 

An examination conducted by the division of civil service. 

A meeting of an organization composed of veterans of the 
civil, Spanish or world war, or their auxiliaries, a board of trade, 
a chamber of commerce, or a meeting to raise funds for any 
non-sectarian charitable or non-sectarian educational purpose. 

A meeting to raise funds for a benefit association of policemen 
or firemen. 

Elections, primaries or caucuses, and town meetings. 

Meetings of such military organizations of scholars in the 
public schools of a town as may be approved by the school 
committee thereof. 

A meeting or rally of a political or municipal party, as defined 
by section one of chapter fifty, conducted by the duly constituted 
local committee of such party; provided, that no party shall be 
permitted to use the same armory more than twice in the same 
year, 

A meeting of any organization of boys under eighteen years 
of age, or of any student military organization conforming to the 
regulations and training prescribed by the commander-in-chief, 
with a view to preparing the members thereof for military or 
naval service. Upon application to the commander-in-chief 
and on terms and conditions prescribed by him, such organiza- 
tions may be permitted to use for parade or drill purposes such 
grounds owned by the commonwealth as are used by the militia 
of the town where the organization is located. 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 258. 241 

Compensation for the use of any armory under this subsection Compensation 
shall be fixed by the adjutant general with the approval of the ^°^ "^^■ 
commander-in-chief, and shall not exceed a sum sufficient to 
cover all expenses of lighting, heating and guarding the armory, 
and similar expenses. Such compensation shall be paid to the 
adjutant general who shall pay the same to the commonwealth. 

(d) Subject to the provisions of subsection (6), an armory use for certain 
may be used for a period of not exceeding three days for any exhibitions. 
exhibition of the products of labor, agriculture or industry, in- 
cluding any automobile exhibition conducted by a responsible 
organization; pro\-ided, that the compensation for such uses proviso. 
shall in no case be less than the fair rental value of halls of a 

similar nature in the same or a similar city or town together 
with a sum sufficient to cover the expense of providing such 
guards as may be necessary to protect the armory while so 
used. Subject to the foregoing limitation, such compensation 
shall be fixed by the adjutant general with the approval of the 
commander-in-chief and shall be paid as provided in subsection 

(^)- 

(e) Each organization using an armory under subsection (c) ^*^'"®'^*/°'" 

or (d) shall, under rules and regulations prescribed by the com- property, etc. 

mander-in-chief, pay for any damage to or loss of any property 

or equipment. Said rules and regulations, may also require that Filing of bond. 

such organization shall file with the adjutant general a bond in 

such form and amount and containing such conditions as said 

rules and regulations may prescribe. Approved April 16, 1924- 



Chap.25S 



An Act relative to the survey and measurement of 

LUMBER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section four of chapter twenty-three of the g. l. 23, § 4, 
General Laws, as amended by section three of chapter three ^*''^ ■ ^'^ended. 
hundred and six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one 
and by chapter one hundred and ninety-six of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby further amended by 
striking out the last two sentences, so as to read as follows : — 
Section 4- The commissioner, assistant commissioner and asso- Department 
ciate commissioners may, with the approval of the governor and "ndustries"'^ 
council, appoint, and fix the salaries of, not more than five di- directors, ap- 
rectors, and may, with like approval, remove them. One of saiTriSt^tc. 
them, to be known as the director of standards, shall have 
charge of the division of standards, and each of the others shall 
be assigned to take charge of a division. The commissioner may Experts, 
employ, for periods not exceeding ninety days, such experts as 
may be necessary to assist the department in the perforrhance 
of any duty imposed upon it by law, and such employment shall 
be exempt from chapter thirty-one. Except as otherwise pro- inspectors. 
vided in section eleven, the commissioner may employ and re- c^er1L^'|tc°"' 
move such inspectors, investigators, clerks and other assistants 
as the work of the department may require, and fix their com- 
pensation. Four inspectors shall be men who, before their em- 
ployment as such, have had at least three years' experience as 



242 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 259. 



G. L. 23, § 9. 
amended. 

Inspectors of 
standards to 
give bond, 
etc. 

G. L. 96, 
§§ 1-6. 12, 
repealed. 

G. L. 96, I 9, 
amended. 

Penalty for 
fraud in 
measuring 
lumber. 



G. L. 96, § 10, 
amended. 



Penalty for 
fraud of seller 
or purchaser 
of lumber. 



G. L. 96, § 11. 
amended. 



Penalty for 
misrepresenta- 
tion as 
measurer of 
lumber. 

G. L. 98, § 29, 
amended. 



Certain duties 
of director of 
standards. 



Units of 
measurement 
for wooden 
shingles. 



building construction workmen. The commissioner may require 
that certain inspectors in the department, not more than seven 
in number, shall be persons qualified by training and experience 
in matters relating to health and sanitation. 

Section 2. Said chapter twenty-three is hereby further 
amended by striking out section nine and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 9. Inspectors of standards ap- 
pointed under section four shall give bond for the faithful per- 
formance of their duties. 

Section 3. Sections one to six, inclusive, and section twelve 
of chapter ninety-six of the General Laws are hereby repealed. 

Section 4. Said chapter ninety-six is hereby further amended 
by striking out section nine and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 9. A measurer of lumber for any city or 
town who is guilty of or connives at a fraud or deceit in meas- 
uring, marking or numbering the contents of any kind of wood 
or lumber, or who, when lawfully requested, refuses without 
good reason to measure lumber, shall be punished by a fine of 
not less than fifty nor more than two hundred dollars. 

Section 5. Section ten of said chapter ninety-six is hereby 
amended by striking out, in the second line, the words " surveyor 
or" and, in the same line, the words "survey or", so as to read 
as follows: — Section 10. A seller or purchaser of lumber who 
induces or attempts to induce a measurer to make a false meas- 
urement shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty nor 
more than two hundred dollars. 

Section 6. Section eleven of said chapter ninety-six is hereby 
amended by striking out, in the first and second lines, the words 
"an official surveyor of lumber of the commonwealth or" and 
by striking out, in the third line, the word "thereof", so as to 
read as follows: — Section 11. Whoever without authority 
represents himself to be an official measurer of lumber of any 
city or to"svn shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty 
nor more than two hundred dollars. 

Section 7. Section twenty-nine of chapter ninety-eight of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end 
thereof the words : — He shall also from time to time establish 
units of measurement to be observed in the sale of wooden 
shingles in the commonwealth, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 29. The director shall enforce the laws relating to the 
use of weighing and measuring devices and the giving of false 
or insufficient weight or measure and shall keep a detailed record 
of his work in connection therewith. He shall also from time 
to time establish units of measurement to be observed in the 
sale of wooden shingles in the commonwealth. 

Approved April 17, 1924- 



Chap. 259 An Act kelative to the approval of accounts for ex- 
penditures FOR THE state INFIRMARY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

amended^' ^ ^' SECTION 1. Scctiou One of chapter one hundred and twenty- 
two of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 260. 243 

the tenth and eleventh Hnes, the words " The trustees shall audit 
and approve the accounts and bills of the superintendent before 
payment", so as to read as follows: — Section 1. The trustees state 
of the state infirmary, in this chapter called the trustees, shall irustees'^' 
hold meetings monthly at the state infirmary. One trustee shall meetings. 
visit the institution at least once a week. The trustees shall ap- Visitation, 
point a superintendent of the state infirmary, who, with the tenden^'ap- 
approval of the governor and council, may be the resident phy- pojntment, 
sician, who shall hold office at the pleasure of the trustees, and 
whose compensation shall be fixed by them, with the approval 
of the governor and council. All other officers and employees Other officers 
shall be appointed by the superintendent, subject to the approval appofntmenr^' 
of the trustees, who shall fix the compensation in each case. ^te. 
The trustees shall not employ one of their own members. The Annual report, 
commissioner of public welfare shall make an annual report of ^°asioner°^" 
the condition of the institution, with a copy of the inventory public welfare. 
required by section forty of chapter one hundred and twenty- 
one. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and twenty-two, as g. l. 122, § 6, 
amended in section six by section seventy-two of chapter three ^ °'' ^^^'^ ^ ' 
hundred and sixty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three, is hereby further amended by striking out said 
section six and inserting in place thereof the following : — Section Accounts of 
6. All accounts for the maintenance of the state infirmary shall lpprovai™t'cT' 
be approved by the trustees thereof, or, if the trustees so vote, 
by the superintendent or by the chairman or some other member 
designated by him, and shall be filed with the comptroller and 
paid by the commonwealth. Approved April 17, 192Jf. 



Chap.260 



An Act relative to the receipt and disbursement of 

MONEY for the SUPPORT OF THE STATE PRISON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fourteen of chapter one hundred and twenty-five of G. l. 125, § 14, 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "paid" in the ninth line the words: — to him, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 14- The warden shall have the Warden of 
custody and control of all con\'icts in the prison, and shall govern po^wers^duti'es, 
and employ them according to law, pursuant to their respective ^'^''• 
sentences and to the rules and regulations of the prison, until 
their sentences have been performed or they are otherwise dis- 
charged by due course of law. He shall also have the charge 
and custody of the prison and of the land, buildings, furniture, 
tools, implements, stock, provisions, and all other property be- 
longine: to it or within its precincts. He shall be treasurer of Tobetreas- 

1 • 1 1 11 • 1 T 1 11 •! urer of prison, 

the prison, and shall receive and disburse all money paid to etc. 
him by the commonwealth for the support thereof, and shall 
cause regular and complete accounts to be kept of all the prop- 
erty, expenses, income and business of the prison. He may, Entertainment 
with the approval of the commissioner, expend not more than °^""^'*^°"- 
three hundred dollars annually for the entertainment of official 
and other visitors to the state prison. Approved April 1 7, 1924. 



244 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 261, 262. 



G. L. 26, § 7, 
amended. 



Chap. 2Q1 An Act relative to deputies and certain other employees 

IN the division of insurance. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section seven of chapter twent}'-six of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out, in the second and third Hnes, 
the words " who shall discharge such duties as may be prescribed 
by the commissioner," and by adding at the end thereof the 
following new sentence : — Such deputies, examiners, actuaries, 
inspectors, clerks and other assistants shall perform such duties 
as the commissioner may prescribe; pro\aded, that any person 
aggrieved by any finding, ruling or decision rendered upon a 
hearing authorized by law held before a person other than the 
commissioner, ma}^, within three days, or such further period 
in any particular case as the commissioner may allow, after the 
filing of such finding, ruling or decision in the office of the com- 
missioner, appeal therefrom to the commissioner who shall review 
the case and may modify, affirm or reverse such ruling, finding 
or decision, — so as to read as follows : — Section 7. The com- 
missioner of insurance may appoint and remove, with the ap- 
proval of the governor and council, a first deputy, an actuary 
and a chief examiner and such additional deputies, examiners, 
assistant actuaries and inspectors as the service may require. 
In case of a vacancy in the office of commissioner, and during 
his absence or disability, the first deputy shall perform the duties 
of the office, or in case of the absence or disability of such first 
deputy, the deputy who has been longest in the service of the 
division. The commissioner may appoint and remove such 
clerical and other assistants as the work of the di\ision may re- 
quire, and fix their compensation. Such deputies, examiners, 
actuaries, inspectors, clerks and other assistants shall perform 
such duties as the commissioner may prescribe; provided, that 
any person aggrieved by any finding, ruling or decision rendered 
upon a hearing authorized by law held before a person other 
than the commissioner, may, within three days, or such further 
period in any particular case as the commissioner may allow, 
after the filing of such finding, ruling or decision in the office of 
the commissioner, appeal therefrom to the commissioner who 
shall review the case and may modify, affirm or reverse such 
ruling, finding or decision. Approved April 17, 1924- 



Commissioner 
of insurance 
may appoint, 
etc., a first 
deputy and 
other as- 
sistants. 



Clerical and 
other as- 
sistants. 

Commissioner 
to prescribe 
duties, etc. 
Proviso. 



C/iap.262 An Act to provide for the payment of burial expenses 

OF veterans of the INDIAN CAMPAIGNS. 



G. L. 115, § 19, 
amended. 

Burial agents 
in cities and 
towns, desig- 
nation, powers 
and duties. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and fifteen of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out section nineteen and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — Section 19. The mayor of each 
city and the selectmen of each town or, in Boston, the soldiers' 
relief commissioner, shall designate a burial agent, who shall 
not be one of the overseers of the poor or be employed by them, 
and who shall, under regulations established by the commis- 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 263. 245 

sioner, cause properly to be interred the body of any honorably Burial of 
discharged soldier or sailor who served in the army or navy of ^^ '^'^^' ^ "' 
the United States during the war of the rebellion, or in the 
Indian campaigns if he died in receipt of a pension from the 
United States, or during the war between the United States and 
Spain or the Philippine insurrection after February fourteenth, 
eighteen hundred and ninety-eight and prior to July fourth, 
nineteen hundred and two, or in the Mexican border service of 
nineteen hundred and sixteen and of nineteen hundred and 
seventeen, or in the world war; provided, that the soldier or Proviso. 
sailor died in such service or after an honorable discharge there- 
from or release from active duty therein; and shall also so inter Burial of 
the body of his wife, widow or dependent mother, and the bodies widows etc^''^' 
of army nurses entitled to state aid under section six, if they die 
without sufficient means to defray funeral expenses; but no Restrictions. 
wife or widow of any soldier or sailor of the civil war shall be 
entitled to the benefits of this section unless she was married 
to him prior to June twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and 
ninety, and no wife or widow of any soldier of the Indian cam- 
paigns unless she was married to him prior to March fourth, 
nineteen hundred and seventeen, and unless she was, if his 
widow, in receipt of a pension under the act of congress of March 
fourth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, and no wife or widow 
of any soldier or sailor of the Spanish war, or the Philippine in- 
surrection, unless she was married to him prior to January first, 
nineteen hundred and ten; and no wife or widow of any soldier 
or sailor of the Mexican border service or of the world war 
unless she was married to him prior to his final discharge from 
such service. If an interment has taken place without the Application to 
knowledge of the burial agent, application may be made to him fntwnent.'^etc. 
within thirty days after the date of death, or after final inter- 
ment if the soldier or sailor dies in the world war service; and 
if upon investigation he shall find that the deceased was within 
the provisions of this section and the rules of the commissioner, 
he may certify the same as provided in the following section. Certification 

Approved April 17, 1924- 



to coranus- 
sioner. 



C/ia?>.263 



An Act permitting certain teachers to accumulate in 
the annuity fund the amount necessary for member- 
SHIP IN THE teachers' RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section seven of chapter thirty-two of the General g. l 32, § 7, 
Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end of paragraph (3) amended. 
the following: — Such a teacher may make application for mem- 
bership and accumulate in the annuity fund in instalments, in 
accordance with such rules as the board shall adopt, the amount 
due to join the association, he being enrolled a member of the 
association when the total amount due on account of back 
assessments and interest has been accumulated in the annuity 
fund; provided, that all instalments must be paid before the 
teacher is sixty years of age. Until the full amount required for 
membership has been accumulated, a teacher may at any time 



246 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 264. 



Teachers' 
retirement 
association. 
Certain 
teachers may 
become mem- 
bers, etc. 



May accumu- 
late in annuity 
fund amount 
necessary for 
membership, 
etc. 



Proviso. 
Discon- 
tinuance of 
payments, 
etc. 



Persons en- 
rolled as 
members who 
have paid the 
back assess- 
ments, etc., 
shall be 
members, etc. 



Persons now 
paying their 
back assess- 
ments, etc., 
shall be 
members, etc., 
when, etc. 



Proviso. 



discontinue payments and withdraw his total contributions with 
the regular interest thereon, — so that said paragraph (3) will 
read as follows : — (3) Any teacher who entered the service of 
tlie public schools before July first, nineteen hundred and four- 
teen, who has not become a member of the association, may 
hereafter, before attaining the age of seventy, upon written 
application to the board, become a member of the association 
by paying an amount equal to the total assessments, together 
with regular interest thereon, which he would have paid if he 
had joined the association on September thirtieth, nineteen hun- 
dred and fourteen. Such a teacher may make application for 
membership and accumulate in the annuity fund in instalments, 
in accordance with such rules as the board shall adopt, the 
amount due to join the association, he being enrolled a member 
of the association when the total amount due on account of 
back assessments and interest has been accumulated in the 
annuity fund; provided, that all instalments must be paid 
before the teacher is sixty years of age. Until the full amount 
required for membership has been accumulated, a teacher may 
at any time discontinue payments and withdraw his total con- 
tributions with the regular interest thereon. 

Section 2. Persons already enrolled as members of the 
teachers' retirement association who have paid the back assess- 
ments and interest required as a condition of membership by 
paragraph (3) of section seven of chapter thirty-two of the 
General Laws, the payment being made in instalments under 
the rules adopted by the teachers' retirement board on May 
eleventh, nineteen hundred and sixteen. May tenth, nineteen 
hundred and seventeen, or October eighth, nineteen hundred 
and nineteen, shall be members of said association, entitled to 
all the rights and privileges of membership. Persons now paying 
their back assessments and interest required as a condition of 
membership by said paragraph (3), the payments being made 
in instalments under the rule adopted by said board on October 
eighth, nineteen hundred and nineteen, shall, when the back 
assessments with interest have been paid in full, be members of 
said association, entitled to all the rights and privileges of mem- 
bership; provided, that the back assessments and interest are 
paid in full before age seventy. Approved April 17, 1924.. 



Chap. 



G. L. 32, § 2, 
etc., amended. 



State retire- 
ment associa- 
tion. 



264 An Act permitting certain state employees to accumu- 
late IN THE ANNUITY FUND THE AMOUNT NECESSARY FOR 
MEMBERSHIP IN THE STATE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section two of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws, as 
amended by section one of chapter four hundred and thirty- 
nine and by sections four and five of chapter four hundred and 
eighty-seven, both of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
one, is hereby further amended by striking out paragraph {!) and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — {!) All persons who 
are now members of the state retirement association established 
on January first, nineteen hundred and twelve, shall be members 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 265. 247 

thereof. Any employee who entered the service before said Membership. 
January first, who has not become a member of the asso- pioyeesmay 
ciation, may before attaining the age of seventy, upon written ^g^^ers etc 
application to the board, become a member of the association 
by paj'ing in one sum an amount equal to the total assessments 
which he would have paid, together with the interest which 
would have been credited to his account, if he had contributed 
assessments on a five per cent basis from June first, ninieteen 
hundred and twelve. 

Or, such an employee may make application for membership May accumu- 
and accumulate in the annuity fund in instalments, in accordance fund amount ^ 
with such rules as the board shall adopt, the amount due to m^ember^J"'^ 
join the association, he being enrolled a member of the associa- etc. 
tion when the total amount due on account of back assessments 
and interest has been accumulated in the annuity fund; pro- Proviso. 
vided, that all instalments must be paid before said employee is 
sixty years of age. Until the full amount required for member- piscon- 
ship has been accumulated, said employee may at any time dis- pTyments" etc. 
continue payments and withdraw his total contributions with 
interest thereon. Approved April 17, 1924- 



Chap.265 



An Act relative to the appointment of a third assistant 
district attorney for the eastern district. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section fourteen of chapter twelve of the General ^- ^- J^- y*. 
Laws, as amended by section one of chapter three hundred and 
four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two and by 
section one of chapter two hundred and eleven of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby further amended 
by striking out, in the seventh line, the word "and" and insert- 
ing in place thereof a comma and by adding after the word 
"attorney" in the eighth line the words: — and a third assistant 
district attorney, — so as to read as follows: — Section 14- Dis- District 
trict attorneys of the following districts may appoint the follow- may'^appoint 
ing officers, as herein specified, and may at their pleasure remove assistant dis- 

, ° ' r J c/ tr tnct attorneys, 

tnem : etc. 

For the Suffolk district, six assistant district attorneys. 

For the northern district, an assistant district attorney and 
three second assistant district attorneys. 

For the eastern district, an assistant district attorney, a 
second assistant district attorney and a third assistant district 
attorney. 

For the middle district, an assistant district attorney, a 
second assistant district attorney and a third assistant district 
attorney. 

For the southeastern district, an assistant district attorney 
and a second assistant district attorney, and, if in the opinion of 
the district attorney the interests of tlie commonwealth require, 
with the approval of the chief justice of the superior court, a 
deputy district attorney. 

For the southern district, an assistant district attorney and 
a second assistant district attorney. 



248 Acts, 1924. — Chap. 266. 

For the western district, an assistant district attorney and a 
second assistant district attorney, of whom one shall reside in 
Berkshire county and the other in Hampden county. 
G. L. 12, § 16, Section 2. Section sixteen of said chapter twelve, as amended 
e c, amen e . ^^ section two of chapter three hundred and four of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-two, and by section two of chapter 
two hundred and ele\'en and section two of chapter three hun- 
dred and ninety-eight both of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three, is hereby further amended by inserting after the 
word "dollars" in the ninth line the following: — ; third as- 
sistant, eighteen hundred dollars, — so as to read as follows : — 
assisunt°dis- Section 16. Assistant, second assistant and third assistant dis- 
trict attorneys, trict attorneys and deputy district attorneys shall receive from 
^^'^' the commonwealth salaries as follows: 

For the Suffolk district, four assistants, five thousand dollars, 
and two assistants, four thousand dollars. 

For the northern district, assistant, thirty-six hundred dol- 
lars; second assistants, three thousand dollars. 

For the eastern district, assistant, thirty-six hundred dollars; 
second assistant, three thousand dollars; third assistant, eight- 
een hundred dollars. 

For the middle district, assistant, thirty-six hundred dollars; 
second assistant, three thousand dollars; third assistant, eighteen 
hundred dollars. 

For the southeastern district, assistant, thirty-six hundred 
dollars; second assistant, three thousand dollars; deputy dis- 
trict attorney, such compensation as shall be fixed by the district 
attorney, with the approval of the chief justice of the superior 
court. 

For the southern district, assistant, three thousand dollars; 
second assistant, twenty-four hundred dollars. 

For the western district, assistant, twenty-four hundred dol- 
lars; second assistant, two thousand dollars. 

Approved April 17, 1924- 

Chap. 266 An Act establishing the maximum expense of a funeral 

OF A SERVICE MAN TO WHICH THE COMMONWEALTH WILL 
CONTRIBUTE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

G. L. ii5,§20, Section twenty of chapter one hundred and fifteen of the 
General Laws, as amended by section sixty-eight of chapter 
three hundred and sLxty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-three, is hereby further amended by striking out, 
in the sixth line, the words "one hundred and thirty-five" and 
inserting in place thereof the words : — one hundred and sixty, — 
Expense of SO as to read as follows : — Section 20. The expense of a burial 
in"digent ^s aforcsaid shall not exceed sixty dollars, two dollars of which 

ifmH^d' ^^'^" ^^^^^ ^ P^^^ ^^ compensation to the burial agent causing the 
interment to be made; but if the total expense of the burial, by 
whomsoe^'er incurred, shall exceed one hundred and sixty dol- 
lars, no pajanent therefor shall be made by the commonwealth, 
burial °^ The burial shall not be made in any cemetery or burial ground 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 267, 268. 249 

used exclusively for the burial of the pauper dead, or in any 
part of any cemetery or burial ground so used. Relatives of the Conduct of 
deceased who are unable to Ix^ar the expense of burial may be ""'^■"^'• 
allowed to conduct the funeral. The full amount so expended, Returns of 

6xpcnciiturGS 

the name of the deceased soldier or sailor, the regiment, com- etc., by cities. 

pany, station, organization or vessel in which he served, the '^^ tow^s- 

date of death, place of interment, and in case of a wife or widow 

the name of the husband and date of marriage, and such other 

details as the commissioner may require, shall be certified on 

oath to him, in such manner as he may approve, by the burial 

agent and the treasurer of the town expending the amount, 

within three months after the burial; and the commissioner shall 

endorse upon the certificate his allowance of such amounts as 

he finds have been paid, and reported according to the foregoing 

provisions, and shall transmit the certificate to the comptroller. 

The amounts legally paid and so allowed, with no expense for state reim- 

disbursement, shall be reimbursed by the commonwealth to the '^"'"sement. 

several towns on or before November tenth in the year after the 

expenditures have been made. Approved April 17, 1924- 

An Act relative to the issue of renewals of certain (Jhav 267 

LICENSES AND PERMITS IN THE CITY OF FALL RIVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The city of Fall River may from time to time city of Fail 
provide by ordinance that all or any of the powers to issue re- pro^^d^for 
newals of licenses and of permits vested by law in the mayor issue of re- 
and aldermen of said city, except such as may be issued under certain licenses 
chapter one hundred and thirty-eight of the General Laws and ^^^ permits, 
except when wTitten complaint objecting to the renewal of a 
license or permit is filed with the city clerk or assistant city clerk 
at least seven days prior to the expiration of such license or 
permit or renewal thereof, shall be exercised by the city clerk or 
assistant city clerk, and may by ordinance regulate the manner 
of issuing such renewals. This act shall not be construed to Construction 
prevent said city from revoking at any time, in like manner, in °^ ^°^- 
whole or in part, any authority conferred hereunder. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by Submission to 
vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provisions of etc^ <^<*"°'^' • 
its charter. Approved April 17, 1924- 

An Act to dispense with medical examinations in con- (Jhav 268 

NECTION WITH CERTAIN CONTRACTS OF LIFE INSURANCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the General Laws is G. L. i75, 
hereby amended by striking out section one hundred and twenty- amended. 
three and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 123. Medical 
No life company shall, except as herein and in sections one hun- required ^^^ 
dred and thirty-three and one hundred and thirty-four provided, j'ggy^ance of 
issue any policy of life or endowment insurance upon a life "sWthin life or endow- 
the commonwealth without ha\'ing previously made or caused ^olkiie'sTetc!"*^^ 
to be made a prescribed medical examination of the insured by except, etc. 



250 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 269. 



Proviso. 



Medical 

examination 

requirement 

not to apply 

to issuance of 

certain 

policies. 



Proviso. 



Penalty. 



a registered medical practitioner; provided, that an inspection 
by a competent person of a group of employees and their en- 
vironment may be substituted for such medical examination in 
case of a policy of group life insurance as defined in section one 
hundred and thirty-three. 

The foregoing requirement for medical examination shall not 
apply to the issuance of a policy or policies of industrial insurance 
aggregating in amount five hundred dollars or less, exclusive of 
dividend additions thereon, upon any one life, nor to the issuance 
of contracts based upon the continuance of life, such as annuity 
or pure endowment contracts, whether or not they embody an 
agreement to refund, upon the death of the holder, to his estate 
or to a specified payee, any sum not exceeding the premiums 
paid thereon; provided, however, that no industrial policy shall 
be issued without medical examination except upon a written 
application therefor signed by the person to be insured, or, in 
the case of a minor, by the parent, guardian or other person 
having the legal custody of said minor. Any company violating 
this section, or any officer, agent or other person soliciting or 
effecting, or attempting to effect, a contract of insurance con- 
trary to the provisions hereof, shall be punished by a fine of not 
more than one hundred dollars. Approved April IS, 1924- 



Chap.2Q9 An Act providing for an investigation bt the depart- 
ment OF PUBLIC HEALTH OF THE MATTER OF SEWERAGE AND 
SEWAGE DISPOSAL IN THE VALLEY OF THE CONCORD RIVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The department of public health is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to investigate the condition of the Concord 
river and the matter of sewerage and sewage disposal in the 
valley of said river within the limits of the city of Lowell and 
towns of Billerica and Chelmsford. 

Said department shall consider and report upon a general 
system of sewerage and sewage disposal for the prevention of the 
pollution of said river and for the removal and disposal of the 
sewage of the city and towns herein mentioned, or parts thereof, 
including also the removal or disposal of manufacturing wastes 
which may contribute materially to the pollution of said river. 

Said department may examine in connection with this investi- 
gation all sewers discharging into said river or its tributaries 
within the municipalities herein named, and may enter the 
premises of any manufacturing establishment for the purpose 
of making an examination of the amount and character of any 
sewage or waste discharged therefrom into the river or into any 
tributary thereof within said municipalities. 

Said department shall make such surveys as may be necessary 
to determine upon locations for sewers, drains, sewer outlets or 
disposal works, and may employ such engineers or other as- 
sistants as may be necessary for the proper carrying out of the 
investigation and the preparation of plans, and may expend 
therefor such sum as may hereafter be appropriated, not exceed- 
ing three thousand dollars. 



Department 
of public 
health to 
investigate as 
to sewerage, 
etc., in valley 
of Concord 
river. 
Scope of 
investigation 
and report. 



May examine 
all sewers 
discharging 
into Concord 
river, etc.; 
may enter 
certain 
premises, etc. 



To make 
surveys, etc. 

May employ 
engineers, etc. 

Expenditures. 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 270, 271. 251 

The expenses incurred under this act shall be reported by the Expenses, 
said department to the governor and council, and shall, when menC'etc!^' 
approved by them, be paid out of the state treasury. Said de- Apportion- 
partment shall apportion the amount of the expenses so paid "^^nt of 
upon the municipalities herein mentioned, in proportion to the certain mu- 
benefits derived by each from the work done under authority of '^^ip^^i'ties. etc. 
this act, and, subject to the provisions of section two, the amount 
so apportioned on each municipality shall be assessed, collected 
and paid over to the state treasurer in the same manner and at 
the same time as state taxes. All reports under this act shall be Reports to 
made b}'^ said department to the general court on or before the general court. 
second Wednesday in January, nineteen hundred and twenty- 
five. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to Submission to 
each of the municipalities of Lowell, Billerica and Chelmsford, orLiwefif*'®^ 
acting through its city council or selectmen. Any or all of said pU^^"°? ^5*^ 
municipalities may accept the same, and each may, in its vote etc. 
of acceptance, limit its liability to assessment under section one 
to such part of the expenses as will not exceed its proportionate 
share as thereafter determined under said section, or it may, in 
said vote, assume the proportionate shares of either or both of 
the said other municipalities. Every such vote of acceptance Return of 
shall be returned to the commissioner of public health, and this ceptanceretc. 
act shall take full effect upon said commissioner's certifying to Time of 
the state treasurer that by a vote or votes of acceptance as afore- ^^^^^ effect. 
said the entire expense to be incurred has been assumed. For 
the purpose of acceptance as aforesaid, this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. Approved April 18, 1924. 



Chap.270 



An Act authorizing the city of melrose to pension 
charles j. wing. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Melrose may retire, not later than City of 
the expiration of the current year, Charles J. Wing, who has pensioifaiades 
served Melrose faithfully for over twenty-five years as janitor J- ^''^s. 
of its town and of its city hall, and, by way of discharging its 
moral obligation to said Wing, may pay him an annual pension 
not exceeding one half the salary received by him at the time of 
his retirement. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by Submission to 
vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provisions of etc! *'°^''' ' 
its charter; provided that such acceptance occurs prior to Proviso. 
December thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved April 18, 1924- 

An Act providing for an additional associate judge of Chaj). 271 

THE LAND COURT AND REGULATING HIS DUTIES AND COMPEN- 
SATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and eighty-five of the o. l. 18.5, § 2, 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section two and ^™«'i^^'*- 



252 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 272. 



Judges of 
land court, 
number, etc. 



G. L. 185, § 5, 
amended. 



Performance 
of duties of 
judge of land 
court during 
absence, etc. 
G. L. 185, § 14, 
etc., amended. 



Judge and 
associate 
judges of land 
court, salaries, 
etc. 



Recorder, 
salary. 

Examiners of 
title, etc., 
salaries. 
Court officer 
in Suffolk, 
salary. 
Salaries and 
expenses, by 
whom paid. 



Payment to 
counties of 
certain fees. 



inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 2. There shall 
be three judges of the court, one of whom shall be appointed, 
commissioned and qualified as judge and the other two as as- 
sociate judges. 

Section 2. Section five of said chapter one hundred and 
eighty-five is hereby amended by striking out, in the second line, 
the words "the associate judge" and inserting in place thereof 
the words : — either of the associate judges, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 5. In case of a vacancy in the office of judge, 
or of his interest, absence or inability to perform his duties, 
either of the associate judges shall perform them. 
• Section 3. Section fourteen of said chapter one hundred and 
eighty-five, as amended by section thirty-two of chapter four 
himdred and eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one and by chapter three hundred and eighty-five of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby further 
amended by striking out the word "judge" the second time it 
occurs in the first line and inserting in place thereof the word : — 
judges, — and by striking out all after the word " common- 
wealth" in the fifth line down to and including the word "for" 
in the tenth line, so as to read as follows: — Section 14- The 
judge and associate judges of the land court shall each receive a 
salary of ten thousand dollars, and each shall annually receive, 
upon the certificate of the judge, the amount of the expenses in- 
curred by him in the discharge of his duties, to be paid by the 
commonwealth. The recorder shall receive a salary of sixty-five 
hundred dollars. The compensation and salaries of examiners of 
title and all assistants and messengers shall be fixed by the gov- 
ernor and council. The salary of the officer in attendance upon 
the court in Suffolk county shall be twenty-three hundred dol- 
lars, in full for all ser^^ces performed by him. All salaries and 
expenses of the court shall be paid by the commonwealth, except 
the salaries of the assistant recorders and the expenses incurred 
by them under this chapter, which shall be paid by the respective 
counties. All fees collected by the assistant recorders, except 
those received. upon the filing of petitions, which shall be trans- 
mitted with the petitions to the recorder, shall be paid to their 
respective counties. Approved April 21, 1924. 



Chap. 27 2 An Act authorizing the toavn of southwick to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of building a new central school 
building in the town of Southwick, and for the original equip- 
ment and furnishings of such building, said town may borrow 
from time to time, within a period of five years from the passage 
of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the 
aggregate, fifty-five thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 
notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, South- 
wick School Loan, Act of 1924. Each authorized issue shall 
constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not 
more than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall be 



Town of 
Southwick 
may borrow 
money for 
school pur- 
poses. 



Southmck 
School Loan, 
Act of 1924. 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 273, 274. 253 

authorized under this act unless a sum equal to an amount not 
less than ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted for the 
same purpose to be raised by the tax levy of the year when au- 
thorized. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in excess 
of the statutory Umit, but shall, except as herein pro\dded, be 
subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of 
the pro\'iso inserted in section seven of said chapter by chapter 
three hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-three. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 22, 192 J^. 



An Act relative to the holding of city primaries in the C}iav.21Z 

CITY OF BROCKTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There shall be submitted to the voters of the city Submission to 
of Brockton at the next biennial state election the following o? Brockton^ 
question, which shall be printed upon the official ballot to be ^^^K*!,^^/* 
used at said election: "Shall primaries for the nomination of primaries. 
candidates to be voted for at city elections be held in this city?" 

Section 2. If a majority of the voters voting thereon vote Effect of 
in the affirmative in answer to said question, then all nomina- y^eTy'ma- 
tions of candidates of poUtical and municipal parties to be voted iority, etc. 
for at any municipal election in said city shall be made in ac- 
cordance with the pro^^sions of sections twenty-three to forty, 
and fifty-sLx to sixty-four, both inclusive, of chapter fifty-three 
of the General Laws. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 22, 1924.- 



An Act to authorize the city of lynn to alter and ex- Chap. 27 4: 
tend its system of sewage disposal. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L The city of Lynn, acting through its commission city of Lynn 
on ways and drainage, with the approval of the city council ^tendHs^'''^ 
may, for the purpose of removing and disposing of the sewage of system of^^ 
said city, make such modifications in its present system of posah 
sewers and construct, maintain and operate such additional 
system of sewers and sewage disposal as may be necessary for 
the proper and convenient discharge of the sewage at some 
point in Lynn harbor or waters adjacent thereto. Such addi- 
tional system may include a pumping station, one or more trunk 
sewers, outfall sewers and other works essential to the proper 
treatment and disposal of said sewage. Such modifications or Modifications. 
additional system shall be in substantial accordance with the accord°ance"^ 
plans recommended by the state department of health and the pj^^g*'^''**'" 
municipal council of the city of Lj'nn in their report to the general 
court of the year nineteen hundred and sixteen; and said city May take, 
may, for said purposes, take by eminent domain under chapter ^*^' ^^^^^' ®*'*'" 
seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase or 



254 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 275. 



Work, etc., 
limited. 



Approval of 
plans by de- 
partment of 
public health. 



City may 
carry its 
sewers, etc., 
under struc- 
tures, etc. 



Work done, 
etc., in tide 
water below 
highwater 
mark subject 
to certain 
laws. 

City may 
borrow money, 
etc. 



Lynn Sewerage 
Loan, Act of 
1924. 



otherwise, any lands, water rights, rights of way or easements 
deemed necessary therefor. No work shall be done or liability 
incurred under this act except for modifications of the present 
sewerage system and the construction of the additional system 
herein authorized and for investigations relating thereto. No 
sewers or other works shall be constructed under authority of 
this act until plans thereof have been approved by the depart- 
ment of public health. Such approval shall not be given until 
after a public hearing by said department notice of the time and 
place of which shall be published in such newspaper or news- 
papers and at such time or times as said department may deem 
proper; and said department after the hearing may reject or 
approve said plans, or may modify and amend the same, and 
approve them as so modified and amended. 

Section 2. The said city may, for the purposes of this act, 
carry its sewers, pipes and conduits under any railroad, wharves, 
docks or other structures, highway or other way, and construct 
an outfall sewer in, across or under the harbor in said city of 
Lynn, or the waters adjacent thereto, in such manner as not un- 
necessarily to obstruct said railroad, highway or other way or 
said harbor or waters adjacent thereto, and may do any other 
thing necessary and proper for the purposes aforesaid. The said 
city shall, in respect to all work done and structures built in tide 
water below highwater mark under authority of this act, be 
subject to the pro^asions of chapter ninety-one of the General 
Laws, so far as the same are applicable. 

Section 3. For the purpose of paying the expenses and 
liabilities incurred under this act, the city of Lynn may borrow, 
from time to time, such sums as may be necessary, not exceed- 
ing, in the aggregate, one million five hundred thousand dollars, 
and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Lvmn Sewerage Loan, Act of 1924. Each au- 
thorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans 
shall be payable in not more than thirty years from their dates. 
Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in excess of the 
statutory limit, but shall, except as provided herein, be subject 
to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, including the proviso 
inserted in section seven of said chapter by chapter three hun- 
dred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 22, 1924. 



Chap. 27 6 An Act authorizing the town of nantucket to pension 

EMMA WYER. 



Town of 

Nantucket 
may pension 
Emma Wyer. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L For the purpose of discharging its moral obliga- 
tion, the toAvn of Nantucket may pay to Emma Wyer, who for 
more than thirty-nine years served as a teacher in its public 
schools and whose health was impaired by faithful attention to 
her duties as such, an annual pension of five hundred dollars so 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 276, 277. 255 

long as she lives, payable in equal weekly instalments, beginning 
January first, nineteen hundred and twenty-four. 

Section 2. This act shall take eifect upon its passage. 

Approved April 22, 1924- 



An Act authorizing the town of brookline to borrow QJiqj) 276 
money for the purpose of entering the metropolitan ^' 

water district. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of paying the amount required g°^^]°^g 
of the town in order to enter the metropolitan water district, the may borrow 
town of Brookline may from time to time borrow such sums as ^termg°'^ 
may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, four hundred ^®[g°^gt*r^gt 
thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which 
shall bear on their face the words, Brookline Water Loan, Act Brookline 
of 1924. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, Act^of 1924!' 
and such loans shall be paj^able in not more than thirty years 
from their dates. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be 
in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as provided 
herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws. 

Section 2. Said town shall, at the time of authorizing said j^^^'"!"* °^ 
loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accordance 
•wdth section one ; and when a vote to that effect has been passed, 
a sum which, with the income derived from water rates, will be 
sufficient to pay the annual expense of operating its water works 
and interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes issued as afore- 
said, and to make such payments on the principal as may be 
required by this act, shall, without further vote, be assessed by 
the assessors of the town annually thereafter in the same manner 
as other taxes, until the debt incurred by said loan or loans is 
extinguished. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 22, 1924- 



An Act authorizing the city of chicopee to pension john nhnrt 277 

E. FITZGERALD. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L For the purpose of discharging its moral- obli- CHty of 
gation to John E. Fitzgerald, a former employee of its water penskm John^ 
department, the city of Chicopee may pay him an annual pension e. Fitzgerald. 
equal to one half the annual compensation received by him at 
the time of his retirement. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by Submission to 
vote of the city council of said city, subject to tlie provisions of etc^ council, 
its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs prior to. Proviso. 
December thirty-fu-st in the current year. 

Approved April £^, 1924. 



256 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 278, 279. 



Pensioning of 
laborers in 
employ of city 
of Fall River. 



Chap. 21 S An Act relative to the pensioning of laborers in the 

EMPLOY OF THE CITY OF FALL RIVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Any laborer in the employ of the city of Fall 
River who has reached the age of sixty and has been in such em- 
ploy for a period of not less than twenty-five years and has 
become physically or mentally incapacitated for labor, and any 
laborer in the employ of said city who has been in such employ 
for a period of not less than fifteen years and has become physi- 
cally or mentally incapacitated for labor by reason of any injury 
received in the performance of his duties for said city, may, at 
his request and with the approval of the mayor, be retired from 
service, and if so retired he shall receive from said city for the 
remainder of his life an annual pension equal to one half of the 
annual compensation paid to him as a laborer at the time of his 
retirement, but such pension shall in no event exceed five hun- 
dred dollars. Any laborer in the employ of said city who has 
reached the age of sixty-five and has been in such employ for a 
period of not less than twenty-five years, including the time 
when incapacitated by reason of sickness, not exceeding two 
years in the aggregate, which is certified by a physician in regular 
standing, shall be retired from service and shall receive from said 
city an annual pension computed in the manner hereinbefore set 
forth. The word "laborer", as used in this section, shall include 
foremen, inspectors, mechanics, draw tenders, assistant draw 
tenders and storekeepers. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of the 
city of Fall River for their acceptance at its next municipal elec- 
tion in answer to the following question which shall be placed 
upon the official ballot: "Shall an act passed by the general 
court in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-four, entitled 
' An Act relative to the pensioning of laborers in the employ of 
the city of Fall River ', be accepted? " If a majority of the voters 
voting thereon vote in the affirmative in answer to said ques- 
tion, then this act shall take effect in said city, but not other- 
wise. Approved April 22, 1924. 



Word 

'"laborer" to 
include, etc. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



Chap. 279 An Act relative to the pensioning of laborers in the 

EMPLOY of the CITY OF LOWELL. 



Pensioning of 
laborers in 
employ of city 
of Lowell. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Any laborer in the employ of the city of Lowell 
who has reached the age of sixty and has been in such employ 
for a period of not less than twenty-five years and has become 
physically or mentally incapacitated for labor, and any laborer 
in the employ of said city who has been in such employ for a 
period of not less than fifteen years and has become physically 
or mentally incapacitated for labor by reason of any injury re- 
ceived in the performance of his duties for said city, may, at his 
request and with the approval of the mayor, be retired from 
service, and if so retired he shall receive from said city for the 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 280. 257 

remainder of his life an annual pension equal to one half the 
annual compensation paid him as a laborer at the time of his 
retirement, but such pension shall in no event exceed five hun- 
dred dollars. Any laborer in the employ of said city who has 
reached the age of sixty-five years and has been in such employ 
for a period of not less than twenty-five years including the time 
when incapacitated by reason of sickness, not exceeding two 
years in the aggregate, which is certified by a physician in regular 
standing, shall be retired from service and shall receive from 
said city an annual pension computed in the manner hereinbefore 
set forth. The word "laborer", as used in this .section, shall in- Word 
elude foremen, inspectors, mechanics, draw tenders, assistant indudeTe'tc." 
draw tenders, janitors of municipal buildings other than school 
buildings and storekeepers. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to the Submission to 
voters of the city of Lowell for their acceptance at the next ^° ^^^' ^ "' 
state election in the form of the following question which shall 
be placed upon the official ballot to be used at said election: 
"Shall an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen 
hundred and twenty-four, entitled 'An Act relative to the pen- 
sioning of laborers in the employ of the city of Lowell', be ac- 
cepted?" If a majority of the voters voting thereon vote in the 
affirmative in answer to said question, then this act shall take 
effect in said city, but not otherwise. 

Approved April 22, 1924- 

An Act extending the benefits of state aid to certain (Jfif^y 280 

WIDOWS OF veterans OF THE PHILIPPINE INSURRECTION 
AND OF THE CHINA RELIEF EXPEDITION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section seven of chapter one hundred and fifteen of the Gen- g. l. ii5, § 7, 
eral Laws, as amended by section three of chapter two hundred ®'^''' ^"^®'^^^'^- 
and twenty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one 
and by chapter two hundred and twenty-nine of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby further amended by 
striking out all after the word "fifteen" in the seventh line down 
to and including the word "Expedition" in the tenth line, so as 
to read as follows : — Section 7. The wife of a discharged soldier Restrictions &a 
or sailor shall not be held to belong to any of the foregoing ^d^w o°n 
classes, nor shall she receive state aid unless, if the service of the 3^^°^^^^®^ °^ 
soldier or sailor was in the war with Spain, the Philippine In- 
surrection or the China Relief Expedition, she was married to 
him before his final discharge from such ser\dce, and, if his 
widow, before April eleventh, nineteen hundred and fifteen, and 
if his service was in the civil war unless she was, if his wife, 
married to him prior to his final discharge from such service, 
and, if his widow, prior to June twenty-seventh, eighteen hun- 
dred and ninety, and if the service of the soldier or sailor was on 
the Mexican border or in the world war unless she was married 
to him prior to his final discharge from the service or release 
from active duty therein, and, if his widow, prior to July first, 
nineteen hundred and nineteen. Approved April 22, 1924- 



258 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 281, 282. 



Chap.2Sl An Act relative to membership in the teachers' retire- 
ment ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS EMPLOYED IN THE COUNTY 
AGRICULTURAL SCHOOLS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section six of chapter thirty-two of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the twenty-second 
line, the word "twenty-four" and inserting in place thereof the 
word : — thirty-seven, — so that the paragraph contained in 
lines twenty to twenty-three, inclusive, will read as follows: — 
"Public school", any day school conducted in the common- 
wealth under the sui)erintendence of a duly elected school com- 
mittee, also any day school conducted under sections one to 
thirty-seven, inclusive, of chapter seventy-four;. 

Section 2. Section twenty of said chapter thirty-two is 
hereby amended by inserting after the word "service" at the 
end of the tenth line the words : — , except teachers employed 
in any day school conducted under sections twenty-five to 
thirty-seven, inclusive, of chapter seventy-four, — so that the 
paragraph contained in lines nine and ten will read as follows : — 
"Employees", permanent and regular employees in the direct 
service of the county whose sole or principal employment is in 
such service, except teachers employed in any day school con- 
ducted under sections twenty-five to thirty-seven, inclusive, of 
chapter seventy-four;. 

Section 3. Teachers in the Bristol county agricultural school, 
the Essex county agricultural school and the Norfolk county 
agricultural school when this act takes effect, and persons who 
were teachers in such schools prior to such time, shall be deemed 
to have been public school teachers within the meaning of sec- 
tions six to nineteen, inclusive, of chapter thirty-two of the Gen- 
eral Laws during the entire time they shall have been employed 
as teachers in said schools. Approved April 22, 1924. 



G. L. 32 § 6, 
amended. 



Retirement 
system for 
teachers. 
"Public 
School", term 
defined. 

G. L. 32, § 20, 
amended. 



County retire- 
ment systems. 
"Employees", 
term defined. 



Teachers in 
county agri- 
cultural 
schools, etc., 
to be deemed 
to have been 
public school 
teachers, etc. 



Chap. 2S2 An Act authorizing the city of boston to pay a sum of 

MONEY TO THE PARENTS OF JAMES o'mALLEY. 



City of 
Boston may 
pay money to 
parents of 
James 
G'Malley. 



Submission to 
city council, 
etc. 
Proviso. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The city of Boston may pay a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars in monthly payments of one hun- 
dred dollars each, to James J. O'Malley and Agnes F. O'Malley, 
parents of James O'Malley who was accidentally drowned on 
September sixth, nineteen hundred and twenty-three, by falling 
into the Mystic river from property taken by said city for the 
extension of the William J. Barry playground, in consequence 
of the failure of the city to provide proper protection against 
such accidents. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by 
vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provisions of 
its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs prior to 
December thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved April 22, 1924. 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 283, 284. 259 



An Act authorizing the city of boston to pay a sum of (Jfidnj 283 

MONEY TO THE PARENTS OF PETER P. OGINSKIS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston may pay a sum not exceeding city of Boston 
twenty-five hundred dollars to Joseph A. Oginskis and Barbara moLyTo 
B. Oginskis, parents of Peter P. Oginskis, a police officer of said parents of 
city, who died on May fifth, nineteen hundred and twenty-three Oginskis. 
in consequence of injuries received while in the performance of 
his duty. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by Submission to 
vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provisions of g^*/ council, 
its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs prior to Proviso. 
December thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved April 22, 1924. 



An Act authorizing the commissioner of conservation (JJidj) 284 
TO construct and maintain state trails or paths. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and thirty-two of the g. l. 132. § 2, 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section two and ^"^^'^'^ed. 
inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 2. The com- Commission 
missioner of conservation, in this chapter called the commissioner, may°accept*'°'' 
with the approval of the governor and council, may accept on bequests or 
behalf of the commonwealth bequests or gifts to be used for the purposes, etc. 
purpose of advancing the forestry interests of the commonwealth, 
under the direction of the governor and council, or for the laying 
out, construction or maintenance of state trails or paths, in such 
manner as to carry out the terms of the bequests or gifts. The Transfer to 
commissioner shall forthwith transfer any such bequest or gift fOT^nvest-'^'^^'^ 
of money or securities to the state treasurer, who shall invest, "^^^^' ^*°- 
reinvest and administer it in the manner provided by section 
sixteen of chapter ten and shall be liable on his bond for the 
faithful management thereof. The commissioner may, subject Commissioner 
to the approval of the deed and title by the attorney general as ^f^ oriand, 
provided in section ten, accept on behalf of the commonwealth etc. 
gifts of land to be held and managed for the purpose provided 
in said section. A donor of such land may reserve the right to 
buy back the land in accordance with said section; but in the 
absence of a provision to that effect in his deed of gift he shall 
not have' such right. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and thirty-two is g. l. i32, 
hereby further amended by adding at the end thereof, under tiona^are^nd' 
the heading State Trails or Paths, the two following new thereof. 
sections : — 

STATE TRAILS OR PATHS. 

Section 38. The commissioner may lay out, construct and Commissioner 
maintain trails or paths through or over lands in state forests and may lay out, 
in public reservations and trails or paths leading to important traiis^or^paths. 



260 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 285. 



Permits for 
enclosure and 
use of trails, 
etc., by owners 
of adjoining 
land, etc. 



Commonwealth 
not liable for 
injuries, etc. 
Contributions 
by cities and 
towns toward 
laying out, 
etc., of state 
trails, etc. 



mountains and other objects and places of special interest and 
beauty and he may connect such trails or paths in order to make 
them continuous so far as practicable. The commissioner on 
behalf of the commonwealth may purchase such lands or ease- 
ments therein as may be necessary for the aforesaid purposes. 
He may post such trails or paths, erect signs thereon and con- 
struct suitable rest camps or shelters at appropriate places. He 
may by special permit in writing allow portions of such trails or 
paths to be enclosed and used by the owner of adjoining land, 
for any use not interfering with public passage on foot, during 
the whole or any part of the year upon such conditions as the 
conimissioner may prescribe and such permits may be revoked 
at his pleasure. The commonwealth shall not be liable for injury 
or damage sustained on such trails or paths. 

Section 39. The mayor, selectmen or road commissioners, or 
the board or officer having charge of the maintenance and care 
of highway's, if so authorized by the city council or by the town, 
may agree in writing, on behalf of such city or town, to con- 
tribute money, labor or materials toward the laying out or con- 
struction of any state trail or path which the commissioner may 
lay out and construct within such city or town. 

Approved April 22, 1924. 



Chap. 2S5 An Act permitting fire insurance companies to issue a 

SINGLE policy OF INSURANCE ON WHICH THEY ARE SEVERALLY 
LIABLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section one 
hundred and two the two following new sections : — Section 
102 A. Two or more stock or two or more mutual fire companies 
may issue a single policy of insurance against loss or damage by 
fire, or by fire and lightning, on property or interests in the com- 
monwealth on which each company shall be severally liable for 
a specified percentage of any loss or claim. Such policy shall be 
executed by the duly authorized officers of each company, subject 
to the provisions of section thirty-three in the case of a domestic 
company. 

No such policy shall be issued or delivered until a copy of the 
form thereof has been on file for thirty days with the commis- 
sioner, unless before the expiration of said thirty days he shall 
have appro "v^ed the form of the policy in writing; nor if the 
commissioner notifies the company in writing within said thirty 
days that in his opinion the form of the policy does not comply 
with the laws of the commonwealth, specifying his reasons there- 
for; provided, that such action of the commissioner shall be 
subject to re\dew by the supreme judicial court; nor unless it 
is headed by the corporate name of each company; nor unless 
it contains in substance the provisions of the seventh and eighth 
clauses of section ninety-nine and is, except as hereinafter pro- 
vided, in the standard form prescribed by said section; provided, 



G. L. 175, 
two new 
sections after 
§ 102. 

Fire insurance 
companies 
may issue a 
single policy 
of insurance 
on which they 
are severally 
liable. 



Policies to be 
approved by 
commissioner, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



To contain 
certain pro- 
visions. 



Proviso. 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 285. 261 

that said provisions and said standard form may be modified as 
to form and arrangement but only in such manner as the com- 
missioner may prescribe ; nor unless it contains in substance : — 

(1) A provision plainly specifying the percentage of any loss To contain 
or claim for which each such company shall be liable. provisions. ^' 

(2) A provision that the sworn statement required by said 
standard form, the written request by the insured for a reference 
under section one hundred or the notice of any claim authorized 
by section one hundred and two may be rendered, made or given 
to any one of such companies or, in the case of said notice, to 
the agent of any one of such companies, and that such state- 
ment, request or notice so rendered, made or given shall be valid 
and binding as to all of such companies. 

(3) A provision that, in any action or suit under the policy, 
service of process may be made on any one of such companies 
and that such service shall be deemed valid and binding service 
upon all of such companies. 

(4) A provision, in the case of a policy issued by mutual com- 
panies, that the contingent mutual liability of the insured to 
each such company shall be based on such proportion of the 
total premium as the amount insured by each such company 
bears to the total amount insured under the policy. 

(5) A provision that upon cancellation by any company of 
its liability under the policy the return premium, if any, to be 
paid or tendered to the insured shall be based on such propor- 
tion of the total premium stated in the policy as the amount 
insured by the cancelling company bears to the total amount 
insured under the policy. 

The said provisions shall be printed in or on the policy under provisions to 
the caption: — "Provisions Specially Applicable to this Comhi- poifcy°unde°r° 
nation Policy " or such other distinctive caption as the commis- caption, etc. 
sioner may prescribe. 

Such policies shall be subject to the first to sixth, inclusive. Policies to be 
and ninth clauses, of said section ninety-nine, except as otherwise certain laws, 
provided herein and except that there may be printed on or in except, etc. 
said policies or on the filing back thereof such device or devices 
and such distinctive title of the policy as the commissioner may 
approve, together with the names, locations, dates of incorpora- 
tion, plan of operation, the amounts of the paid-up capital 
stock in case of stock companies, and the names of the officers 
and agents of each such company. 

Section 102B. The provisions of sections seventy-six, eighty, certain pro- 
eighty-one, eighty-three, ninety-six, ninety-eight, one hundred, ^TppV t!f^ 
one hundred and one and one hundred and two shall apply to 5?'!^'^^% 
policies issued under section one hundred and two A, to dividends except, etc. 
and assessments and to reference proceedings and to claims 
thereunder except as hereinafter provided. 

The person insured under such a policy issued by mutual ^'fg''*^\°ujj(jer 
companies shall be deemed to be a member of each company policies of 
while the policy is in force and entitled to one vote at the meet- pa'nies.' ^°^' 
ings of each company. 

The notice, endorsement and statement required by said sec- Notice, en- 
tions seventy-six, eighty and eighty-one, respectively, shall be f^o"*™^"**- ®'^<'- 



262 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 285. 



etc., compU' 
tation, etc. 



Notice to 
policy holders, 
etc. 

Application, 
etc., not part 
of contract, 
etc. 

Reference 
proceedings, 
claims, etc. 



in such form and in such place on the poHcy as the commissioner 
may prescribe. 
Dividends, The dividends under said section eighty, the contingent mutual 

mutuafliabiiity liability of the insured fixed by said sections eighty-one and 
fOT*^ ro^or-^ eighty-three and the liability of each company for the propor- 
tionate excess, tiouatc cxccss mentioned in said section ninety-six shall be com- 
puted or based on such proportion of the total premium for the 
policy as the amount insured by such company bears to the 
total amount insured under the policy. 

The notice to policy holders required by said section eighty 
shall be sent by each such company to the insured. The pro- 
visions of section ninety-eight shall apply to the application, if 
any, of the insured to each such company and to their by-laws. 
The written request by the insured for a reference under said 
section one hundred, the written notice of a claim authorized 
by said section one hundred and two or the sworn statement 
upon the WTitten demand by a company as provided in said 
section one hundred and two may be made or given to any one 
of such companies or, in the case of said notice, to the agent of 
any one of such companies, and such request, notice or state- 
ment so made or given shall be deemed valid and sufficient as 
to all such companies. The request for a sworn statement under 
said section one hundred and two may be made by any such 
company, and such request shall be deemed a sufficient request 
upon the insured as to all of such companies. All such com- 
panies shall, upon the written request under section one hun- 
dred being made to any one of such companies, join in the refer- 
ence proceeding and shall jointly exercise the powers and perform 
the duties imposed upon a company by said section. 

Nothing in this section shall be construed as affecting, except 
as provided herein, any provision of law relative to the rights, 
powers, duties and liabilities of mutual fire companies and 
persons insured thereby. 

Section 2. Section eighteen of said chapter one hundred 
and seventy-five is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"in" in the fourth line the words: — section one hundred and 
two A of this chapter and in, — so that the first paragraph will 
Insurance read as follows: — Section 18. Every company shall conduct 

acrin'corporate its busiucss in the commonwealth in its corporate name, and all 
policies and contracts, other than contracts of corporate surety- 
ship, issued by it, shall, except as provided in section one hun- 
dred and two A of this chapter and in section fifty-six of chapter 
one hundred and fifty-two, be headed or entitled only by such 
name. 

Section 3. Section ninety-nine of said chapter one hundred 
and seventy-five, as amended by chapter one hundred and thirty- 
seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after the word "except" in the 
third line the words : — as provided in section one hundred and 
two A and except, — so that the first paragraph will read as fol- 
lows : — Section 99. No fire company shall issue fire insurance 
policies on property or interests in the commonwealth, other 
than those of the standard form herein set forth, except as 



Construction 
of section. 



G. L. 175, § 18. 
amended. 



name, etc. 



G.L. 175, \ 
etc., amend 



Standard form 
of fire policy. 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 286. 263 

provided in section one Inindred and two A and except as 
follows : 

Section 4. Section one hundred and ninety-two of said chap- g. l. 175, 
ter one hundred and seventy-five is hereby amended by inserting ^ ' ^'"^^ ^ ' 
after the word " thereunder" in the ninth line the words: — , and 
riders or endorsements used under the ninth clause of section 
ninety-nine in connection with policies of fire insurance issued 
under section one hundred and two A, — so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Section 192. All provisions of law relative to the filing Riders, en- 
of policy forms with, and the approval of such forms by, the ftcTsubTect 
commissioner shall also apply to all forms of riders, endorsements *9 approval 
and applications designed to be attached to such policy forms sioner. 
and when so attached to constitute a part of the contract;- pro- Proviso. 
vided, that riders or endorsements used at the request of indi- 
vidual policy holders in connection with policies of life or en- 
dowment insurance relative to the distribution of benefits payable 
under their policies or to the reservation of rights or benefits 
thereunder, and riders or endorsements used under the ninth 
clause of section ninety-nine in connection with policies of fire 
insurance issued under section one hundred and two A, may be 
used, so far as consistent with law, without such approval. 

Section 5. Chapter two hundred and twenty-three of the g. l. 223, 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section after^rsa"'^ 
thirty-nine the following new section: — Section 39 A. In an Service of 
action against insurance companies severally liable upon a policy pMufancef "'^ 
of insurance issued under section one hundred and two A of companies 
chapter one hundred and seventy-five, service upon any one of iTablefupon 
such companies shall be a vahd and sufficient service upon all certain policies. 
of such companies as are named in the writ. Such service, if on 
a domestic company, shall be made in the manner provided by 
this chapter and, if on a foreign company, in the manner pre- 
scribed by section thirty-nine, or by the third clause of section 
one hundred and fifty-one and section one hundred and fifty- 
four of chapter one hundred and seventy-five. 

Approved April 22, 1924. 

An Act making the present employees of the electrical (JJkji^ 286 
branch of the fire department of the city of attle- 
boro eligible for pensions under the provisions of 
law relative to firemen in cities. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Joseph Newcomb and Charles I. Gay employees Certain em- 
of the electrical branch of the fire department of the city of Attlebor'o fire 
Attleboro, shall be considered members of said fire department department 
within the scope of sections eighty and eighty-one of chapter "or p^ensionsf 
thirty-two of the General Laws, as amended, relative to pensions ^'°' 
for firemen in cities. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by Submission to 
vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provisions of "tc'^ co"°cii, 
its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs prior to Proviso. 
December thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved April 23, 1924. 



264 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 287. 



C hap. 2H7 An Act relative to the commitment of insane veterans 

TO certain federal hospitals. 

Emergency Wliercas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to 

defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the 
public health. 



G.L. 123, §10, 
amended. 



Department 
of mental 
diseases to 
establish 
hospital dis- 
tricts, etc. 



Commitments 
to designated 
state hospitals, 
except, etc. 



G.L. 123, §21, 
amended. 



Transfers from 
certain insti- 
tutions and of 
voluntary 
patients re- 
stricted. 



G. L. 123. 
new section 
after § 34. 

Department 
may license 
physicians to 
have charge of 
certain federal 
hospitals for 



Be it enacted, etc., as follou's: 

Section 1. Section ten of chapter one hundred and twenty- 
three of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in 
the tenth line, the word " or", and by striking out, in the eleventh 
line, the words "or to any licensed private institution" and in- 
serting in place thereof the words : — to any private institution 
the person having charge of which is licensed under section 
thirty-three or to an institution established and maintained by 
the United States government the person having charge of which 
is licensed under section thirty-four A, — so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Sectioji 10. The department shall divide the common- 
wealth into districts, may change the districts from time to 
time, and shall designate the state hospitals to which insane, 
epileptic and feeble minded persons and persons addicted to the 
intemperate use of narcotics and stimulants from each district 
shall -be committed. All such persons within each district shall 
be committed to the state hospitals designated for the district; 
except that persons from any district may be committed to the 
Westborough state hospital under section fifty-six, or to any 
state hospital when the expense of their support is paid by them- 
selves or friends or upon the written approval of the depart- 
ment, to the INIcLean hospital, to any private institution the 
person having charge of which is licensed under section tliirty- 
tliree or to an institution established and maintained by the 
United States government the person having charge of which is 
licensed under section thirty-four A. 

Section 2. Section twenty-one of said chapter one hundred 
and twenty-three is herebj' amended by striking out, in the 
second line, the words "a private institution" and inserting in 
place thereof the words : — an institution the person ha\'ing 
charge of which is licensed under section thirty-three or thirty- 
four A, — so as to read as follows : — Section 21 . The depart- 
ment shall not transfer any person to or from an institution the 
person ha\'ing charge of which is licensed under section thirty- 
three or thirty-four A except upon the application of the super- 
intendent or manager of such institution and of the legal or 
natural guardian of such person, nor transfer any voluntary 
inmate of any institution, except with his written consent. 

Section 3. Said chapter one hundred and twenty-three is 
hereby further amended by inserting after section thirty-four 
the following new section: — Section 34 A. The department may 
also license annually ph}'sicians, qualified as provided in section 
fifty-three who have had practical experience in the care and 
treatment of persons suffering from mental diseases, to have 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 288, 289. 265 

charge of institutions established and maintained by the United erans^e^tc*" 
States government for the care and treatment of persons who 
have been in the mihtary or naval service of the United States 
and are suffering from mental disease, and may at any time 
revoke any such license. Licenses granted hereunder shall ex- Expiration 
pire with the last day of the year in which they are issued, but oniJensel^' 
may be renewed. The department may fix reasonable fees for Fees. 
said licenses and renewals thereof. Ap2)roved April 23, 1924. 



An Act authorizing the boston elevated railway com- Chav 288 

PANY TO ISSUE ADDITIONAL BONDS, COUPON NOTES OR OTHER ' 

EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

In addition to the bonds, coupon notes or other evidences of Boston Eie- 
indebtedness paj^able at periods of more than twelve months comtiiy may 
after the date thereof which the Boston Elevated Railway Com- i^^"5 additional 

1 J. 1, . » ., , .^ *'. . bonds, coupon 

pany may lawfully issue for capital purposes, it may, in the notes, etc. 
manner and to such extent as the department of public utilities 
after a public hearing may approve, issue bonds, coupon notes 
or other evidences of indebtedness payable at periods of more 
than twelve months after the date thereof to an amount not ex- 
ceeding in the aggregate two million two hundred and thirty- 
two thousand four hundred and seventy-seven dollars; pro- Proviso. 
vided, however, that the amount of additional bonds, coupon 
notes or other evidences of indebtedness authorized hereby shall 
not in any event exceed the amount paid in in cash to the treas- 
ury of the West End Street Railway Company in addition to 
the par value of the stock of said company as premiums on the 
stock issued by said company subsequent to the enactment of 
chapter four hundred and sixty-two of the acts of eighteen hun- 
dred and ninety-four. Approved April 24, 1924. 



An Act relative to the discontinuance of certain ways Chav 289 
AS public ways. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter eighty-two of the General Laws is hereby amended g. l. 82, new 
by inserting after section thirty-two the following new section : — §^32.°° * *^' 
Section 32 A. Upon petition in writing of the board or officers Discontin- 
of a touTi having charge of a public way, the county commis- ceruin°iay8 
sioners may, whenever common convenience and necessity no aspuWio 
longer require such way to be maintained in a condition reason- 
ably safe and convenient for travel, adjudicate that said way 
shall thereafter be a private way and that the town shall no 
longer be bound to keep the same in repair, and thereupon such 
adjudication shall take effect; provided, that sufficient notice to Proviso. 
warn the public against entering thereon is posted where such 
way enters upon or unites with an existing public way. This Not applicable 
section shall not apply to ways in cities. citie^*^ ''^ 

Approved April 24, 1924. 



266 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 290, 291, 292, 293. 



Chap. 290 An Act validating certain town meetings of the town 

OF MARBLEHEAD IN THE CURRENT YEAR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1. The acts and proceedings of the town of Marble- 
head at the annual town meeting, and at the adjournments 
thereof on March tenth, eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth, and 
at the special town meeting called to be held on March eleventh 
and at the adjournment thereof on March twelfth, all in the 
current year, and all acts done in pursuance thereof, are hereby 
confirmed and made valid, to the same extent as if the said 
meetings had been called, held, conducted and adjourned in 
strict compliance with law. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 25, 192 J^. 



Certain town 
meetings of 
town of 
Marblehead 
in current year 
validated. 



Chap. 



Authority of 
city of Wal- 
tham to 
borrow money 
for city hall 
and other 
municipal 
building pur- 
poses. 



291 An Act relative to the authority of the city of waltham 
TO borrow money for city hall and other municipal 

BUILDING purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. So much of chapter three hundred and ninety- 
one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two as authorizes 
the city of \^'altham to borrow money for the purpose of ac- 
quiring land for a city hall and other municipal purposes, and 
so much thereof as authorizes said city to borrow more than 
four hundred thousand dollars for the purpose of constructing 
a city hall and other municipal buildings, including the cost of 
original equipment and furnishings for the same, are hereby 
repealed. This act shall not, except as hereinbefore provided, 
affect the right of said city to incur debt in accordance with 
said chapter three hundred and ninety-one, nor shall it be con- 
strued to invalidate any action heretofore taken under authority 
thereof if otherwise in accordance with law. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 25, 1924. 



Chap. 292 An Act to revive the dextro-germ propagating company. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



Dextro-Germ 
Propagating 
Company re- 
vived. 



The Dextro-Germ Propagating Company, a corporation dis- 
solved by chapter two hundred and three of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twentj^-three, is hereby revived with the same 
powers, duties and obligations as if said chapter had not been 
passed. Approved April 25, 1924. 



Chap.29S An Act exempting the Berkshire street railway company 

FROM CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS OF LAW. 



Berkshire 
Street Railway 
Company 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Berkshire Street Railway Company shall not during the 
years nineteen hundred and twenty-four, nineteen hundred and 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 294. 267 

twenty-five and nineteen hundred and twenty-six be required "o^^ certain 
to pay by assessment, taxation or otherwise directly or indirectly requirements 
any part of the expense of the construction, alteration, change ° ^^' 
of grade, maintenance or repair of any street, highway or bridge, 
or of any structure therein or thereon, or for or on account of 
the abolition of any grade crossing or the removal of wires from 
the surface of any street or highway to an underground conduit 
or other receptacle for such wires, or to pay or incur any expense 
whatever for or in connection with the construction, alteration, 
maintenance or repair of any street, highway or bridge; pro- Provisos. 
vided, that, if the surface of any street or highway shall be 
opened or disturbed by such company for any purpose relating 
to the operation of its street railway, nothing herein contained 
shall be construed to relieve it from the expense of restoring 
the surface of such street or highway to its original condition; 
and provided, further, that nothing herein contained shall relieve 
such street railway company from the payment of any assess- 
ment or expense made or incurred for or on account of work 
done or to be done under a valid order or decree, made before 
the passage of this act, in a proceeding relating to the abolition 
of any grade crossing or to the construction, alteration, mainte- 
nance or repair of any street, highway or bridge to which such 
street railway company was a party, or made or incurred before 
the passage of this act under any act of the general court, or 
prevent the placing of future obligations upon the street railway 
company in respect to the construction, alteration, maintenance 
or repair of any bridge, structure, or part thereof, which any 
corporation other than a municipal corporation or any private 
person may be required in whole or in part to construct, alter, 
maintain or repair; and also provided, that nothing herein con- 
tained shall relieve such company from its obligation to change 
the grade of its tracks whenever necessary on account of the 
new location of a state highway or of the reconstruction of a 
present state highway, or of the construction of a town way 
when such construction is carried on imder the direction of the 
division of highways of the department of public works and 
funds of the commonwealth are contributed toward the cost 
thereof. Approved April 25, 1924- 

An Act authorizing the town of Lexington to borrow Chap.294: 

MONEY for school PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a new high Town of 
school building and additions to existing school buildings where may borrow 
such additions increase the floor space, and for the purchase of ™hooT pur- 
equipment and furnishings for said buildings or additions, and poses. 
for the remodehng of the present high school building, the town 
of Lexington may borrow from time to time, within a period of 
five years from the passage of this act, such sums as may be 
necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, three hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, Lexington 
which shall bear on their face the words, Lexington School Loan, Act°of 1924!' 



268 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 295, 296. 



Act of 1924. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate 
loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than fifteen years 
from their dates, but no issue shall be authorized under this 
section unless a sum equal to an amount not less than ten per 
cent of such authorized issue is voted for the same purpose to 
be raised in the tax levy of the year when authorized. Indebted- 
ness incurred under this act shall be in excess of the statutory 
limit, but shall, except as provided herein, be subject to chapter 
forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the proviso inserted 
in section seven of said chapter by chapter three hundred and 
thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 26, 1924- 



Town of 
Edgartown 
may borrow 
money for 
school pur- 
poses. 



Chap. 295 An Act authorizing the town of edgartown to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of purchasing or otherwise ac- 
quiring for school purposes, land in the town of Edgartown 
together with the buildings thereon, and for the original con- 
struction of a school building on said land, including the cost 
of original equipment and furnishings of such building, said 
town may borrow from time to time, within a period of five 
years from the passage of this act, such sums as may be neces- 
sary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, one hundred thousand 
dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall 
bear on their face the words, Edgartown School Loan, Act of 
1924. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, 
and such loans shall be payable in not more than fifteen years 
from their dates, but no issue shall be authorized under this 
section unless a sum equal to an amount not less than ten per 
cent of such authorized issue is voted for the same purpose to 
be raised by the tax levy of the year when authorized. In- 
debtedness incurred under this act shall be in excess of the 
statutory limit, but shall, except as provided herein, be subject 
to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the 
proviso inserted in section seven of said chapter by chapter 
three hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 26, 1924. 



Edgartown 
School Loan, 
Act of 1924. 



C/iap.296 An Act relative to the regulation of coasting on public 

WAYS. 



G. L. 85, new 
section after 
§ 10. 

Regulation of 
coasting on 
public ways. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter eighty-five of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by inserting after section ten the following new section : — Sec- 
tion 10 A. Selectmen in towns, and the aldermen or other board 
or officer having charge of ways in cities, may by regulation 
designate certain ways or parts of ways, other than state high- 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 297, 298, 299. 269 

ways, upon which and the hours during which coasting may be 
permitted and ma}' in like manner regulate the use of such 
ways by vehicles during such hours. Approved April 26, 1924. 



An Act relative to the corporate powers of the marble- Phn^ 297 

HEAD female HLTVIANE SOCIETY. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter one hundred and sixty-eight of the i845, les, § i 
acts of eighteen hundred and forty-five is hereby amended by *'"^°''®'^- 
adding at the end thereof the following : — Said corporation is 
also authorized to establish and maintain in the town of Marble- 
head a home for aged persons, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 1. Hannah Reed, Rebecca Bartlett, and Lydia B. Marbiehead 
Hooper, their associates and successors, are hereby made a Humane 
corporation, by the name of the Marblehead Female Humane corpOTation, 
Society, for charitable and benevolent purposes, with all the powers, etc. 
powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities 
and restrictions, set forth in the forty-fourth chapter of the 
Revised Statutes. Said corporation is also authorized to estab- 
lish and maintain in the town of Marblehead a home for aged 
persons. Approved April 26, 1924- 

An Act to regulate the issuance of certain licenses Qhav 298 

BY THE commissioner OF INSURANCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section fifty-one of chapter one hundred and ^' ('■)^ gf^ ^ ^^' 
seventy-five of the General Laws, as amended by section two amended. 
of chapter thirty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three, is hereby further amended by striking out clause 
(g) and inserting in place thereof the following : — (g) Such Certain 
other form or forms of insurance coverage not included in the commissioner 
provisions of section forty-seven and not contrary to law as the °^ jf ^^ ^t"°^ 
commissioner in his discretion may authorize and license and stock com- 
which shall be transacted only upon such terms and conditions p^""®^- 
as he may from time to time prescribe. 

Section 2. Section fifty-four of said chapter one hundred ^; ('g),^etc.^ ^^' 
and seventy-five, as amended by chapter one hundred and fifty- amended. 
three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby 
further amended by striking out clause (g) and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — (g) Such other form or forms of brcomJd^^'^^ 
insurance coverage not included in the provisions of section sioner to 
forty-seven and not contrary to law as the commissioner in his mutual* com- 
discretion may authorize and license and which shall be trans- p^'"^^- 
acted only upon such terms and conditions as he may from time 
to time prescribe. Approved April 26, 1924. 



An Act relative to aiding discharged prisoners. Chap. 299 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and sixty of chapter one hundred and ^i^', amended. 
twenty-seven of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking 



270 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 300. 



Aiding dis- 
charged 
prisoners. 



out, in the first and second lines, the words "not more than 
eleven thousand dollars annually" and inserting in place thereof 
the words : — such sum as may be annually appropriated, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 160. The commissioner may 
expend such sum as may be annually appropriated for the as- 
sistance of prisoners released from the state prison, the Massa- 
chusetts reformatory, the reformatory for women, the state 
farm, the prison camp and hospital, or from any institution to 
which they were removed therefrom. Approved April 26, 1924- 



G. L. 65, § 13, 
amended. 



Taxation of 
legacies and 
successions. 



Tax to be 
assessed upon 
value of 
property, etc. 



Value of 
annuity or 
life interest in 
property, etc. 



C hap. SOO An Act relative to the determination of the value of- 

PROPERTY IN connection WITH THE TAX.\TI0N OF LEGACIES 
AND SUCCESSIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirteen of chapter sixty-five of the Gen- 
eral Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the third and 
sixth lines, the word "actual", so as to read as follows: — Sec- 
tion 13. Except as otherwise provided in this and the following 
section, the tax imposed by this chapter shall be assessed upon 
the value of the property at the time of the death of the decedent. 
In case of a devise, descent, bequest or grant to take effect in 
possession or enjoj'ment after the expii-ation of one or more life 
estates or of a term of years, the tax shall be assessed on the 
value of the property or interest therein coming to the beneficiary 
at the time when he becomes entitled to the same in possession 
or enjo;)anent. The value of an annuity or a life interest in any 
such property, or any interest therein less than an absolute 
interest, shall be determined by the "American Experience 
Tables" at four per cent compound interest; but when an 
annuity or a life interest is terminated by the death of the 
annuitant or life tenant, and the tax upon such interest is not 
due and has not been paid in advance, the value of said interest 
for the purposes of taxation under this chapter shall be the 
amount of the annuity or income actually paid or payable to 
the annuitant or life tenant during the period for which he was 
entitled to the annuity or was in possession of the life estate. 

Section 2. Section fourteen of said chapter sixty-five is 
hereby amended by striking out, in the fourth line, the Avord 
"actual", so as to read as follows: — Section 14- Any person 
entitled to a future interest in any property may pay the tax 
on account of the same at any time before such tax would be 
due under this chapter, and in such cases the tax shall be assessed 
upon the value of the interest at the time of pa}anent,'and such 
value shall be determined by the commissioner as provided in 
this chapter. Whenever it is impossible to compute the present 
value of any interest, the commissioner may, with the approval 
of the attorney general, effect such settlement of the tax as he 
shall deem to be for the best interests of the commonwealth, 
and payment of the sum so agreed upon shall be a full satis- 
faction of such tax. 

Section 3. Section twenty-five of said chapter sixty-five is 
hereby amended by striking put, in the ninth line, the words 



G. L. 65, § 14, 
amended. • 

Persons 
entitled to 
future interests 
may pay tax 
in advance, 
etc. 

Tax upon 
value of 
interest, etc. 



G. L. 65, § 25, 

amended. 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 301, 302. 271 

"actual market", so as to read as follows: — Section 25. The Determination 
value of the property upon which the tax is computed shall be p^J^pmyW 
determined by the commissioner and notified by him to the commissioner, 
persons by whom the tax is payable, and such determination 
shall be final unless the value so determined shall be reduced 
by proceedings as herein provided. At any time within three Appraisal by 
months after such determination the probate court shall, on ^PP^'^'^era, etc, 
application of any party interested in the succession, or of the 
executor, administrator or trustee, appoint one or three dis- 
interested appraisers, who, first being sworn, shall appraise such 
property at its value as of the day of the death of the decedent, 
and shall make return thereof to said court. Such return, when Return to be 
accepted by said court, shall be final, except that any party ag- ^^^}' ^'^^^p*- 
grieved by such appraisal shall have an appeal upon matters of 
law. One half of the fees of said appraisers, as determined by Fees of 
the judge of said court, shall be paid by the commonwealth, and ^pp^'^i^^i's. 
one half by the other parties to the proceeding. 

Approved April 26, 192 4. 

An Act relative to vacations for laborers in the employ Qfiav 301 

OF THE city of FALL RIVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Every person, regularly employed by the city of Vacations for 
Fall River as a common laborer, skilled laborer, mechanic or employ of ' 
craftsman, shall be granted a vacation of not less than two fau River. 
weeks dining each year of his employment without loss of pay, 
said vacation to occur at such times as in the opinion of the 
head of the department in which he is employed will cause the 
least interference with the performance of the regular work of 
the city. A person shall be deemed to be regularly employed, 
within the meaning of this act, if he has actually worked for the 
city for thirty-two weeks in the aggregate during the preceding 
calendar year. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by Submission to 
vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provisions of etc^ council, 
its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs prior to Proviso. 
December thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved April 26, 1924. 

An Act relative to fraudulent or invalid signatures (Jhnr) 302 
appended to initiative and referendum petitions. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to Emergency 
defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emer- P^'eambie. 
gency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the 
public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1 . Chapter fifty-three of the General Laws is hereby g. l. 53, new 
amended by inserting after section twenty-two, under the |®22.°° ^^^^^ 
heading "Initiative and Referendum Petitions", the fol- 
lowing new section: — Section 22 A. Objections that signatures Fraudulent 
appearing on an initiative or referendum petition have been ^gJi'ltul^M 



272 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 303. 



appended to 
initiative and 
referendum 
petitions, 
filing of 
objections, etc. 



Reference by 
state secretary 
to ballot law 
commission, 
etc. 



Rejection of 
petition, when, 
etc. 



To apply to 
petitions 
pending, etc. 



forged or placed thereon by fraud and that in consequence 
thereof the petition has not been signed by a sufficient number 
of quaUfied voters actually supporting such petition, as required 
by the constitution, may be filed with the state secretary not 
later than the sixtieth day prior to the election at which the 
measure therein proposed or the law which is the subject of the 
petition is to be submitted to the voters, except that, if a refer- 
endum petition is lawfully filed after the sixty-third day prior 
to said election, such objections may be filed not later than 
seventj'-two week day hours succeeding five o'clock of the day 
on which such petition is so filed. If upon hearing or otherwise 
it appears to the state secretary that there is substantial evi- 
dence supporting such objections, he shall refer the same to the 
state ballot law commission, which shall investigate the same, 
and for such purpose may exercise all the powers conferred upon 
it relative to objections to nominations for state offices, and if 
it shall appear to said commission that the objections have been 
sustained it shall forthwith reject the petition as not in con- 
formity with the constitution and shall notify the state secretary 
of its action. 

Section 2. This act shall apply to all initiative and referen- 
dum petitions pending at the time of its passage. 

Approved April 28, 1924. 



Boundary line 
between towna 
of Sharon and 
Stoughton 
established. 



Chap. 303 An Act to establish the boundary line between the 

TOWNS OF SHARON AND STOUGHTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The foUowang described line shall hereafter be 
the boundary line between the towns of Sharon and Stoughton : — 
Beginning at the corner of the towns of Canton, Sharon and 
Stoughton, an unmarked point in the middle of Bay street and 
north seventy-five degrees eleven minutes west and about nine- 
teen feet from the witness mark on the easterly side of said 
street, a granite monument marked C-S-S; thence south seventy- 
five degrees eleven minutes east about twenty-five feet to a 
point on the easterly side of Bay street; thence southerly along 
the easterly side of Bay street about thirteen thousand and 
ninety-four feet to a point on the easterly side of Bay street 
about six hundred feet northerly of its junction with the northerly 
side of Plain street; thence crossing Bay street at right angles 
about fifty feet to a point on the westerly side of Bay street; 
thence southerly along the westerly side of Bay street about 
thirteen thousand and ninety-four feet to a point where the 
westerly side of Bay street intersects the boundary line between 
the towns of Easton and Sharon which point is south sixty-two 
degrees fifteen minutes west and about fifty feet from the 
witness mark to the corner of the towns of Easton, Sharon and 
Stoughton, a granite monument marked E-S-S situated at a 
wall on the easterly side of Bay street nearly opposite the 
southerly line of Mountain street. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 28, 1924. 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 304, 305, 306. 273 



An Act relative to compensation by the commonwealth (JJiq^jj 304 
IN certain cases where cattle affected with tubercu- 
Losis are killed. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and twenty-nine of the g. l. 129, new 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section f\2°° ^^^^^ 
twelve, as printed in said laws, the following new section : — 
Section 12 A. If, under section eleven, any cattle affected with Compensation 
tuberculosis are killed, the full market value thereof at the time ^i^a*it™in°'' 
of condemnation, not exceeding twenty-five dollars each, shall certain cases 
be paid to the owner by the commonwealth if such animal has cattle affected 
been owned by him for a period of not less than sixty days, and ^losil"^^^" 
has been owned and kept within the commonwealth for six con- 
secutive months, both periods being next prior to its killing, or 
if it has been inspected within said six months' period and satis- 
factory proof has been furnished to the director, by certificate 
or otherwise, that it was free from disease on the date of such 
inspection, and if the owner has not, in the opinion of the director, 
by wilful act or neglect, contributed to the spread of tubercu- 
losis. 

Section 2. All expenditures incurred during the current Expenditures, 
fiscal year under the precedmg section shall be paid from item 
three hundred and four of the general appropriation act of the 
current year. Approved April 28, 1924- 



payment, etc. 



Chap.SOb 



An Act authorizing the city of Cambridge to pay a sum 

OF money to the widow of WALTER H. HARDING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. In recognition of the long and meritorious ser-v-ice. City of 
of the late Walter H. Harding, for forty-seven years in the may pay ^^ 
service of the water department of the city of Cambridge and ^^o^of* 
for the purpose of promoting the public good, said city may Walter h. 
pay to his widow, Ann I. Harding, the balance of the salary to ^^ ^^' 
which he would have been entitled as water registrar in said 
city had he lived until March thirty-first, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, the end of the fiscal year of said city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by Submission to 
vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provisions of etc^ counci , 
its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs prior to Proviso. 
December thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved April 28, 1924- 

An Act authorizing the city of lowell to pay an annuity Chav.SOQ 
to the widow of romuald c. bisaillon. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The city of Lowell may pay in equal monthly City of Lowell 
instalments to Aline Bisaillon, the widow of Romuald C. Bisaillon, ^^/vu^y^to 
a former member of its fire department who was killed while in ^^ow of 

1 I. P 1 • 1 • 1 n 1 Romuald C. 

the performance of his duty, an annuity not to exceed nve hun- Bisaillon. 



274 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 307, 308. 



Submission 
to city 
council, etc. 
Proviso. 



dred dollars. Such annuity shall terminate upon the remarriage 
of the annuitant. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by 
vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provisions of 
its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs prior to 
December thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved April 28, 1924. 



Chap. 307 An Act authorizing the city of lynn to pay a certain 

SUM OF MONEY TO THE WIDOW OF ARTHUR H. PREBLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lynn may pay to Elsie Waitt Preble, 
the widow of the late Arthur H. Preble, a former member of its 
fire department, who was killed while in the performance of his 
duty as such, the balance of the salary to which he would have 
been entitled had he lived and continued to serve as such until 
the end of the current year, payable before January first, nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-five in equal monthly instalments. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by 
vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provisions of 
its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs prior to 
December thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved April 28, 1924. 



City of Lynn 
may pay 
money to 
widow of 
Arthur H. 
Preble. 



Submission to 
city council, 
etc. 
Proviso. 



Chap.SOS An Act authorizing the town of Arlington to supply 

WATER TO THE TOWN OF WINCHESTER. 



Town of 
Arlington may 
furnish water 
to inhabitants 
of part of 
town of 
Winchester, 
etc. 



Town of 
Arlington may 
furnish and 
sell water to 
town of 
Winchester, 
etc. 



Apportion- 
ment to town 
of Arhngton 
of expenses of 
metropolitan 
water system, 
etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Arlington, on the request of the 
water and sewer board of the town of Winchester, may, with 
the consent of the metropolitan district commission, furnish 
water to the inhabitants of the town of Winchester who reside 
in that part of the town near the boundary line between said 
towns, which cannot be conveniently furnished with water by 
the water system of said town of Winchester, under such con- 
ditions as may be mutually agreed upon by the board of public 
works of said town of Arlington and said water and sewer 
board. 

Section 2. Said town of Arlington may furnish and sell, by 
meter, water to the town of Winchester for the use of the in- 
habitants of said town of Winchester who are described in the 
preceding section, and for the purpose of supplying hydrants for 
fire protection in the part of the town of Winchester described 
in the preceding section, at such rates as may be agreed upon 
by said board of public works and said water and sewer board 
and as may be approved by the metropolitan district commis- 
sion. 

Section 3. The state treasurer, in making the apportion- 
ment to the towns in the metropolitan water district, as pro- 
vided in section twenty-six of chapter ninety-two of the General 
Laws, shall add to the amount apportioned to the town of 
Arlington an amount determined by the metropolitan district 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 309. 275 

commission and certified to the state treasurer to be necessary 
to make a full apportionment to said towTi of Arlington for the 
water supplied to inhabitants of the town of Winchester under 
section one and to the town of Winchester under section two. 
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 29, 1924. 

An Act requiring the psychiatric examination of certain Chav.30Q 

PRISONERS IN JAILS AND HOUSES OF CORRECTION AND PRO- 
VIDING FOR THE ASSEMBLING OF RELEVANT OFFICIAL INFOR- 
MATION AS TO SUCH PRISONERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section sixteen of chapter one hundred and ^ml'ndel.' ^ ^^' 
twenty-seven of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding 
at the end thereof the following: — Keepers and masters of 
jails and houses of correction shall cause all con\acted prisoners 
serving a sentence of more than thirty days therein, except 
prisoners sentenced for non-pajniient of fine or of fine and ex- 
penses, and all convicted prisoners serving sentence therein who 
have been previously committed upon sentence to any penal 
institution, to be given a thorough psychiatric examination by 
a psychiatrist appointed under section four of chapter nine- 
teen, — so as to read as follows: — Section 16. The warden of giL^rition 
the state prison, the superintendents of the Massachusetts re- of prisoners. 
formatory, the reformatory for women, the prison camp and 
hospital and the state farm, and the keepers and masters of jails 
and houses of correction shall cause a thorough physical exami- 
nation to be made by a competent physician of each inmate in 
their respective institutions committed for a term of thirty days' 
imprisonment or more. In conducting the examination special 
attention shall be given to determining the presence of com- 
municable diseases, particularly gonorrhoea, syphilis and pul- 
monarv tuberculosis. Keepers and masters of jails and houses Psychiatric 

„ " , • 1 11 11 • i 1 • • J. examination 

of correction shall cause all convicted prisoners serving a sentence of certain 
of more than thirty days therein, except prisoners sentenced fa'iiTand ''^ 
for non-payment of fine or of fine and expenses, and all convicted houses of 

'■ " . ^ j^i'ii, u •! correction. 

prisoners serving sentence therein who have been previously 
committed upon sentence to any penal institution, to be given 
a thorough psychiatric examination by a psychiatrist appointed 
under section four of chapter nineteen. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and twenty-seven is g. l. 127, § 17, 
hereby further amended by striking out section seventeen and ^™ended. 
inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 1 7. Specifi- Regulations for 
cations governing the manner and time of such physical exami- psychiatric''^ 
nations and such psychiatric examinations shall be respectively examinations, 
promulgated by the departments of public health and mental 
diseases. Said departments shall respectively prescribe the 
medical and psychiatric records to be kept, shall require such 
laboratory or other diagnostic aids to be used as in their judg- 
ment are expedient, and shall forward to the commissioner Statements of 
statements of the results of all such examinations, together with exaninations 
recommendations relative thereto, and the psychiatrists making *? commis- 

' ^ " ° sioner, etc. 



276 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 310. 



Assembling of 
further in- 
formation as 
to certain 
prisoners. 



Records of 
examinations, 
transmission of 
copies to 
commission 
on probation. 

G. L. 127, § 18, 
amended. 



Penalty for 
breach of 
sections 16 
and 17. 



Psychiatric 
examination 
of certain 
prisoners, 
when to be 
made, etc. 



This act 
enacted in 
place of pro- 
posed law 
accompaiiying 
certain initia- 
tive petition. 

Time of 
taking effect. 
Proviso. 



such examination shall from time to time furnish such other 
information as the commissioner may request. For the purpose 
of obtaining further information relative to such prisoners the 
commissioner may cause inquiry to be made of court physicians 
and psychiatrists, probation officers and district attorneys, who 
have made examinations or investigations of such prisoners 
prior to conviction or who have prosecuted them, and such 
physicians, psychiatrists and probation officers shall furnish to 
the commissioner when requested all pertinent information in 
their possession. The commissioner may cause such further 
inquiry to be made relative to the offences committed by sucft 
prisoners and their past history and environment as he may 
deem necessary. He shall cause records to be made of such 
examinations and investigations, and shall transmit copies 
thereof to the office of the commission on probation, which 
shall cause the same to be filed with its office records. 

Section 3. Section eighteen of said chapter one hundred 
and twenty-se^'en is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "health" in the third line the words: — or of the depart- 
ment of mental diseases, — so as to read as follows : — Section 
18. Any officer named in section sixteen who neglects or refuses 
to comply with said section or who violates any rule or regula- 
tion of the department of public health or of the department of 
mental diseases made under section seventeen shall forfeit not 
more than fifty dollars. 

Section 4. As soon as may be after the taking effect of this 
act, the psychiatric examination required to be made under the 
provisions of section sixteen of said chapter one hundred and 
twenty-seven, as amended by section one of this act, shall be 
made of all convicted prisoners serving a sentence of more than 
thirty days in jails or houses of correction, except prisoners 
sentenced for non-payment of fine or of fine and expenses, and 
all other convicted prisoners who have been previously com- 
mitted upon sentence to any penal institution. 

Section 5. This act is hereby declared to be enacted in 
place of the proposed law accompanying the initiative petition 
transmitted by the secretary of the commonwealth to the general 
court on the thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three, and printed as current house document number 
three hundred and seventy-five, and shall take effect on the first 
day of September in the current year; provided, that if the said 
initiative petition is completed, as provided by the constitution, 
by filing the required number of signatures not later than the 
first Wednesday of August in said year, this act shall be void. 

Approved April 29, 1924. 



Chap.310 



G. L. 94, new 

section after 
§ 14. 

Rules, regula- 
tions and 
standards for 



An Act relative to the grading of milk. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter ninety-four of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by inserting after section fourteen the follow- 
ing new section: — Section I4A. The department of public 
health, subject to the approval of the governor and council, 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 311. 277 

shall make rules and regulations and establish standards for "Grade a 

the production, processing and sale of " Grade A Milk", includ- ^^''^ ■ 

ing fat standards, bacterial standards and sanitary standards, 

and may from time to time amend such rules, regulations 

and standards; pro\'ided, that such standards shall not fall Proviso. 

below the standard for milk now or hereafter prescribed by law. 

Said department shall, before submitting such rules, regulations Public hearing, 

and standards to the governor and council for approval, hold a '*°'^"^^> ^*'^- 

public hearing thereon and shall give notice of the time and 

place of such hearing by publication for two successive weeks in 

a newspaper published in each county, the first publication to 

be at least fourteen da3's prior to the date of the hearing. Said Rules, etc., 

department shall also publish its proposed rules, regulations and pubUshed. 

standards in a newspaper published in each county, at least 

fourteen days before submitting the same for the approval of the 

governor and council. Any person objecting to said rules, regu- objections to 

lations and standards may, within seven days after such publica- ^'^\^f: ^*^'i' 

, "^ ^ •! P 1 •II' petition to 

tion, petition the governor and council tor a hearing beiore ap- governor and 
proval of the same, and the governor and council shall hear the ''°"°" ■ ^^'^■ 
petitioner, after gi^■ing due notice to said department of public 
health and to all parties appearing at the hearing before the de- 
partment whose attendance appears of record. Whoever himself Penalty. 
or by his servant or agent sells, exchanges or delivers or has in 
his custody or possession with intent to sell, exchange or deliver 
any milk designated as "Grade A Milk" and not conforming to 
the rules, regulations and standards made and established here- 
under shall be punished for the first offence by a fine of not more 
than fifty dollars and for a subsequent offence within one year 
by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars. 

Section 2. Section fifteen of said chapter ninety-four is g^l.^94, § 15, 
hereby amended by inserting before the word "is" in the sec- 
ond line the words: — or "Grade A Milk", and by striking out 
in the third and fourth fines the words "the preceding section" 
and inserting in place thereof the words : — section fourteen. — 



amended. 



ijjl vv aO, I if/ijlf.. 



An Act making certain changes in the laws relative to (7/ia».311 

JURIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and thirty- c. l. 234, §1. 
four of the General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter ^^''' ^"^^^ ® ' 



276 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 310. 



Assembling of 
further in- 
formation as 
to certain 
prisoners. 



Records of 
examinations, 
transmission of 
copies to 
commission 
on probation. 

G. L. 127, § 18, 
amended. 



Penalty for 
breach of 
sections 16 
and 17. 



Psychiatric 
examination 
of certain 
prisoners, 
when to be 
made, etc. 



This act 



such examination shall from time to time furnish such other 
information as the commissioner may request. For the purpose 
of obtaining further information relative to such prisoners the 
commissioner may cause inquiry to be made of court physicians 
and psychiatrists, probation officers and district attorneys, who 
have made examinations or investigations of such prisoners 
prior to conviction or who have prosecuted them, and such 
physicians, psychiatrists and probation officers shall furnish to 
the commissioner when requested all pertinent information in 
their possession. The commissioner may cause such further 
inquiry to be made relative to the offences committed by sucft 
prisoners and their past history and environment as he may 
deem necessary. He shall cause records to be made of such 
examinations and investigations, and shall transmit copies 
thereof to the office of the commission on probation, which 
shall cause the same to be filed with its office records. 

Section 3. Section eighteen of said chapter one hundred 
and twenty-se^'en is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "health" in the third line the words: — or of the depart- 
ment of mental diseases, — so as to read as follows : — Section 
18. Any officer named in section sixteen who neglects or refuses 
to comply with said section or who violates any rule or regula- 
tion of the department of public health or of the department of 
mental diseases made under section seventeen shall forfeit not 
more than fifty dollars. 

Section 4. As soon as may be after the taking effect of this 
act, the psychiatric examination required to be made under the 
provisions of section sixteen of said chapter one hundred and 
twenty-seven, as amended by section one of this act, shall be 
made of all convicted prisoners serving a sentence of more than 
thirty days in jails or houses of correction, except prisoners 
sentenced for non-payment of fine or of fine and expenses, and 
all other convicted prisoners who have been previously com- 
mitted upon sentence to any penal institution. 

Section 5. This act is hereby declared to be enacted in 



The initiative petition referred to in Chapter 309, Section 5, 
not having been completed, said chapter takes effect Septem- 
ber 1, 1924. 

See page 616. 



G. L. 94, new 

section after 
§ 14. 

Rules, regula- 
tions and 
standards for 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter ninety-four of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by inserting after section fourteen the follow- 
ing new section: — Section I4A. The department of public 
health, subject to the approval of the governor and council, 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 311. 277 

shall make rules and regulations and establish standards for "Grade a 

the production, processing and sale of " Grade A Milk", includ- '^^'"' " 

ing fat standards, bacterial standards and sanitary standards, 

and may from time to time amend such rules, regulations 

and standards; pro\'ided, that such standards shall not fall Proviso. 

below the standard for milk now or hereafter prescribed by law. 

Said department shall, before submitting such rules, regulations Public hearing, 

and standards to the governor and council for approval, hold a ^°*'*=®' ^*'=- 

public hearing thereon and shall give notice of the time and 

place of such hearing by publication for two successive weeks in 

a newspaper published in each county, the first publication to 

be at least fourteen days prior to the date of the hearing. Said Rules, etc., 

department shall also publish its proposed rules, regulations and published. 

standards in a newspaper published in each county, at least 

fourteen days before submitting the same for the approval of the 

governor and council. Any person objecting to said rules, regu- objections to 

lations and standards may, within seven days after such publica- ^^\^^j ^^'i- 

, "^ 1 -1 p 1 • ^ p petition to 

tion, petition the governor and council tor a hearing beiore ap- governor and 
proval of the same, and the governor and council shall hear the '^°'^'^'^^ • ^ ''• 
petitioner, after giving due notice to said department of public 
health and to all parties appearing at the hearing before the de- 
partment whose attendance appears of record. Whoever himself Penalty. 
or by his servant or agent sells, exchanges or delivers or has in 
his custody or possession with intent to sell, exchange or deliver 
any milk designated as "Grade A Milk" and not conforming to 
the rules, regulations and standards made and established here- 
under shall be punished for the first offence by a fine of not more 
than fifty dollars and for a subsequent offence within one year 
by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars. 

Section 2. Section fifteen of said chapter ninety-four is G. l. 94, § 15, 
hereby amended by inserting before the word "is" in the sec- ^"^^'^ ^ 
ond line the words: — or "Grade A Milk", and by striking out 
in the third and fourth Hues the words "the preceding section" 
and inserting in place thereof the words : — section fourteen, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 15. If any grade or classifica- Permits for 
tion of milk other than "Grade A, Massachusetts Milk" or graded milk! 
"Grade A Milk" is established, permits for the sale of such 
other milk shall be granted and may be revoked in accordance 
with section fourteen with respect to "Grade A, Massachusetts 
Milk", but such permits shall not be granted until the milk to Test. 
be sold thereunder has been tested in such manner as the local 
board of health to whom application for the permit is made shall 
determine. Milk sold or exchanged or kept or offered for sale or Name of 
exchange under such a permit shall be marked with a label, cap |pptlr,°etc. 
or tag, bearing in the English language in plain, legible, bold- 
faced type, the name of the grade as it is determined by such 
board. Approved April 29, 1924. 

An Act making certain changes in the laws relative to CJxav.'dW 

JURIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and thirty- g.l. 234, § r, 
four of the General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter ^**'* ^'^^'^ ^ ' 



278 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 311. 



Qualifications 
and exemptions 
of jurors. 



G. L. 234, § 4, 
amended. 

Jury lists, 

preparation, 

etc. 



Examination 
of persons 
as to their 
qualifications 
for jury 
service. 



four hundred and thirteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three, is hereby further amended by inserting after the 
word "court" in the second Hne the following: — , whether a 
registered voter or not, — and by striking out, in the sixteenth 
line, the words "sixty-five years of age" and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — seventy years of age; persons under 
twenty-five years of age, — so as to read as follows : — Section 
1. A person qualified to vote for representatives to the general 
court, whether a registered A^oter or not, shall be liable to serve 
as a juror, except that the following persons shall be exempt: 

The governor; lieutenant governor; members of the council; 
state secretary; members and officers of the senate and house 
of representatives during a session of the general court; judges 
and justices of a court; county and associate commissioners; 
clerks of courts and assistant clerks and all regularly appointed 
officers of the courts of the United States and of the common- 
wealth; registers of probate and insolvency; registers of deeds; 
sheriffs and their deputies; constables; marshals of the United 
States and their deputies, and all other officers of the United 
States; attorney's at law; settled ministers of the gospel; officers 
of colleges; preceptors and teachers of incorporated academies; 
registered practicing physicians and surgeons; persons over 
seventy years of age; persons under twenty-five years of age; 
members of the volunteer militia; superintendents, officers and 
assistants employed in or about a state hospital, insane hospital, 
jail, house of correction, state industrial school or state prison; 
keepers of lighthouses; conductors and engine drivers of railroad 
trains; teachers in public schools; enginemen and members of 
the fire department of Boston, and of other cities and towns in 
which such exemption has been made by vote of the city council 
or the inliabitants of the town, respectively. 

Section 2. Said chapter two hundred and thirty-four is 
hereby further amended by striking out section four and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — Section 4- The board of elec- 
tion commissioners in cities ha^^ng such boards, the board of 
registrars of voters in other cities and the board of selectmen in 
towns shall annually before July first prepare a list of such in- 
habitants of the city or town, qualified as provided in section 
one, of good moral character, of sound judgment and free from 
all legal exceptions, not exempt from jury service under section 
one or two, as they think qualified to serve as jurors. The 
board shall not place the name of any person on said list unless 
such person is determined to be qualified as aforesaid upon the 
knowledge of one of its members, or after personal appearance 
and, if the board deems it necessary, examination under oath. 
The board may summon persons to appear before it for exami- 
nations as to their qualifications for jury service and may com- 
pel their attendance before it and the gi^^ng of testimony in the 
same manner and to the same extent as may magistrates au- 
thorized to summon and compel the attendance of witnesses. 
Such examinations may be held before a single member of the 
board and for the aforesaid purpose each member may ad- 
minister oaths. If the board elects, such examination may be 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 311. 279 

in the form of a questionnaire to be answered under oath. The inquiries as to 
board may further investigate by inquiries at such person's place ^^^ai'fi'=^*'°'^8' 
of residence and of business or employment, or by other means, 
his reputation, character and fitness for such service. The chief Assistance by 
of police or the police commissioner or the official having charge 
of the police shall upon request give the board all possible as- 
sistance in making such investigation. Upon the request of the Persons to 
board or any member thereof, any person shall answer all ques- tS^iSf etT^^^' 
tions and give such information as he may have relating to the 
character or fitness for jury ser\ace of any person concerning 
whom such request is made, which information shall be confi- 
dential. To the name of each juror on said list shall be appended Residence, etc., 
his place of residence and of business or occupation. on lists. 

Such lists shall include not less than one juror for every hun- Number of 
dred inhabitants nor more than one for every sixty according u^ta" °° 
to the latest census, state or national, but in Nantucket or 
Dukes county it may include one for every thirty inhabitants. 
In no event shall a person's name appear on the jury lists of more Number of 
than three successive years or on more than three jury lists in to"app°a™ete. 
any six year period. 

If any question concerning the preparation of such list arises. Decision in 
as to which the board of election commissioners, registrars or fn Bo°st^n^^"*^^ 
selectmen are equally divided, it shall be referred, if arising in 
Boston, to the chief justice of the municipal court of the city 
of Boston, or, in case of his absence or disability, to the senior 
justice thereof, and, if arising in any other city or in any town, in other cities 
to the justice of the district court within whose jurisdiction such °^ '" towns, 
city or town lies, or in case of his absence or disability to the 
senior special justice thereof, and his decision on the question 
shall be final. 

Failure by a registrar of voters or election commissioner to Removal for 
comply with the requirements of this section shall be sufficient co'mpfy!*etc. 
ground for his removal from office. 

Section 3. Said chapter two hundred and thirty-four is g. l. 234. § 23, 
hereby further amended by striking out section twenty-three ^^^nded. 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 23. The Meetings for 
meeting for drawing jurors shall, unless the court otherwise ^''^^'^s jurors. 
orders when issuing venires for additional jurors under section 
twelve, be not less than twenty days before the day ^hen the 
jurors are required to attend. 

Section 4. Section twenty-four of said chapter two hundred G- ^- ?¥• ^ ^^' 
and thirty-four is hereby amended by striking out, in the first 
line, the word "four" and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
fourteen, — and by inserting after the word "attend" in the 
second line the words : — unless the court otherwise orders when 
issuing venires for additional jurors under section twelve, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 24- The constable shall, fourteen Summoning 
days at least before the time when the jurors are required to at- °* Jurors, 
tend unless the court otherwise orders when issuing venires for 
additional jurors under section twelve, summon each person 
who is di-awn, V)y reading to him the venire with the endorse- 
ment thereon of his ha\ing been drawn, or by leaving at his 
place of abode a written notice of his having been drawn and 



280 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 312. 



Return of 
venire. 



G. L, 234, § 37, 
amended. 



Penalty for 
improperly 
putting name 
on jury list. 



G. L. 277, § 1, 
amended. 



Grand jurors, 
term of service, 
etc. 



of the time and place of the sitting of the court at which he is 
required to attend, and shall make a return of the venire with 
his doings thereon to the clerk of the court, before the sitting 
of the court by which it was issued. 

Section 5. Section thirty-seven of said chapter two hundred 
and thirty-foiu" is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
" voters " in the first line the words : — , a selectman, — so as 
to read as follows : — Section 37. Whoever, being a registrar of 
voters, a selectman or an election commissioner, shall put or 
cause to be put upon the jury list the name of any person for 
any reason other than his judgment in good faith of the quali- 
fications and fitness of such person for such jury service shall 
be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or 
imprisonment in the jail or house of correction for not more 
than one year. 

Section 6. Section one of chapter two hundred and seventy- 
seven of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, 
in the second line, the words "seven nor more than thirty" and 
inserting in place thereof the word : — twenty-eight, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 1 . The clerk of the courts for each 
county, except Suffolk, shall, not less than twenty-eight days 
before the commencement of the first sitting of the superior 
court for criminal business in each year, issue writs of venire 
facias for twenty-three grand jurors to be returned to that court, 
who shall serve until the first regular sitting in the year next 
after they have been impanelled and until another grand jury 
has been impanelled in their stead. In counties where sittings 
of the court are established for the transaction of criminal busi- 
ness, they shall be required to attend only at such sittings. 

Section 7. Section two of said chapter two hundred and 
seventy-seven is hereby amended by striking out, in the second 
line, the words "seven nor more than fourteen" and inserting 
in place thereof the word : — twenty-eight, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 2. The clerk of the superior court for criminal 
business in Suffolk county shall, not less than twenty-eight days 
before each sitting commencing on the first Mondays of January 
and Jul^', issue writs of venire facias for twenty-three grand 
jurors to serve in said court, twenty-two of whom shall be drawn 
and returned from Boston, and one from Chelsea, Revere or 
Winthrop, who shall serve for each sitting thereof for six months 
and until another grand jury has been impanelled in their stead. 

Section 8. This act shall take effect on October first of the 
current year. Approved April 29, 1924- 

Chap.dl2 An Act authorizing the city of Worcester to pay a sum 

of money to anna B. and to DAVID O. STONEQUIST. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Worcester may pay to Anna B. 
Stonequist a sum not exceeding four hundred dollars for damage 
to her property, and to David O. Stonequist a sum not exceeding 
one hundred dollars for personal injuries suffered by him, on 
account of blasting operations conducted by the said city in the 
cqnstruction of its sewage purification plant. 



G. L. 277, I 2, 
amended. 



Grand jurors 
in Suffolk 
county, term 
of service, etc. 



Time of 
taking effect. 



City of 

Worcester may 
pay money to 
Anna B. and 
to David O. 
Stonequist. 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 313, 314. 281 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by Submission to 
vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro\isions of I'll council, 
its charter; pro\-ided, that such acceptance occurs prior to Proviso. 
December thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved April 29, 1924. 

An Act dissolving certain corporations. Chai) 313 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . Such of the following named corporations as are Dissolution of 
not already legally dissolved are hereby dissolved, subject to the corp^Jnitions. 
provisions of sections fifty-one and fifty-two of chapter one hun- 
dred and fifty-five of the General Laws : — American Textile 
Soap Company (1922). Bancroft Publishing Company. Betsy 
Ross Players Incorporated. Edgerly Cruller & Doughnut Com- 
pany, Inc. of Springfield. Hope Machine Co. I. Levinstein & 
Co. Incorporated. New England Oil, Paint & Varnish Co. 
(1912). Sponge Products Corporation. Submarine Parlor, Inc. 

Section 2. Nothing in this act shall be construed to affect Pending suits 
any suit now pending by or against any corporation mentioned ^o^^ affected, 
herein, or any suit now pending or hereafter brought for any 
liability now existing against the stockholders or officers of any 
such corporation, or to revive any charter preAdously annulled 
or any corporation pre\dously dissolved, or to make valid any 
defective organization of any of the supposed corporations men- 
tioned herein. 

Section 3. Suits upon choses in action arising out of con- Proceedings 
tracts sold or assigned by any corporation dissolved by this act '^^^is^in^"" 
may be brought or prosecuted in the name of the purchaser or action, how 
assignee. The fact of sale or assignment and of purchase by the ''■'°^s'^*' ®*°- 
plaintiff shall be set forth i?i the writ or other process; and the 
defendant may avail himself of any matter of defence of which 
he might have availed himself in a suit upon the claim by the 
corporation, had it not been dissolved by this act. 

Section 4. Nothing in this act shall be construed to relieve no relief from 
the last person who was the treasurer or assistant treasurer, or, gj'j'fax^return, 
in their absence or incapacity, who was any other principal etc. 
officer, of each of the corporations named in this act, from the 
obligation to make a tax return as of April first following the 
date of dissolution and swear to the same as required by section 
thirty-five of chapter sixty-three of the General Laws. The tax 
liability of each of the corporations named in this act shall be 
determined in accordance with the existing laws of this com- 
monwealth. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect as of March thirty-first Time of 
in the current year. Approved April 29, 192/+. ^^^""^ ^'^^''*- 



Chap.ZU 



An Act validating certain votes and acts of the town 
of falmouth. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. The vote of the town of Falmouth, at its annual Certain votes 
meeting in the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, to purchase town of 



282 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 315, 316. 



Falmouth 
validated, etc. 



certain property for a public bathing beach and all action taken 
under authority of said vote, and the vote of said town, at its 
annual meeting in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-four, 
to enlarge and improve the bath house located upon said public 
bathing beach and the appropriation made thereunder, are hereby 
ratified, confirmed and made valid to the same extent as if said 
town had accepted sections twenty and twenty-one of chapter 
twenty-five of the Re^^sed Laws. Said town, acting through its 
park commissioners, is hereby authorized to use said property 
for the purposes of a public bathing beach, to maintain thereon 
a public bath house and to rent the booths or compartments 
contained therein. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 30, 1924. 



Chap. 315 An Act establishing the number of firewards in the 

FIRE DEPARTMENT IN THE TOWN OF MARBLEHEAD. 



Number of 
firewards in 
fire depart- 
ment in town 
of Marblehead. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter three of the acts of eight- 
een hundred and twenty-nine, as amended by section one of 
chapter fifty of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty, is 
hereby further amended, so that the number of firewards pro- 
vided to be chosen by the inhabitants of the town of Marblehead 
at their annual meeting shall be three instead of five. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 30, 1924. 



Chap.SlQ An Act permitting certain aliens to take examinations 

FOR ADMISSION TO THE BAR. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would defeat its 
purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, 
necessary for the immediate preservation of the public con- 



venience. 



G. L. 221, new 
section after 
§38. 

Certain aliens 
may take 
examinations 
for admission 
to the bar. 



Proviso. 



Certain aliens 
not entitled 
to benefits 
of section. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and twenty-one of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by inserting after section thirty-eight the fol- 
lowing new section: — Section 38 A. Every alien who has made 
the primary declaration to become a citizen of the United States 
under the federal naturalization laws shall, upon otherwise com- 
plying with section thirty-seven, be permitted to file a petition 
in the supreme judicial or superior court to be examined for ad- 
mission as an attorney-at-law, and to take the examinations 
held under said section; provided, that upon passing such exami- 
nations and otherwise meeting the requirements for admission 
as set forth in said section, the board of bar examiners shall not 
recommend his admission until satisfied that the applicant has 
become a citizen of the United States. No alien who claimed 
exemption during the world war on the ground of being an alien 
shall be entitled to the benefits of this section. 

Approved April 30, 1924. 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 317, 318. 283 

An Act authorizing the town of wakefield to borrow (J^kij) 3^7 
money for school purposes and validating a certain 
vote of said town passed at its annual meeting in the 
present year. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . For the purpose of building an addition to the Town of 
Franklin school building in the town of Wakefield, such addition may bolrow 
to increase the floor space of said building, and for the original ^g^®]' ^°^ 
equipment and furnishings of such addition, said town may purposes. 
borrow from time to time, within a period of five years from the 
passage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceed- 
ing, in the aggregate, one hundred thirty thousand five hundred 
dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear 
on their face the words, Wakefield School Loan, Act of 1924. Wakefield 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such Act of 1924.' 
loans shall be paid in not more than fifteen years from their dates. 
Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in excess of the 
statutory limit, but shall, except as provided herein, be subject 
to chapter forty-four of the General Laws. 

Section 2. The action of the inhabitants of the town of Certain votes 
Wakefield, at its annual town meeting in nineteen hundred and annual meeting 
twenty-four, in voting to appropriate one hundred and forty-five va-i^^^ted. 
thousand dollars, of which sum fourteen thousand five hundred 
dollars was to be raised in the tax levy of the current year and 
one hundred thirty thousand five hundred dollars to be borrowed, 
to provide money to carry out a vote of said town at said meeting 
to construct and originally equip and furnish an addition to the 
Franklin school building is hereby ratified and confirmed, and 
shall have the same effect and validity as if section one of this 
act had been in effect prior to said vote. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 30, 1924. 



An Act authorizing the town of concord to appropriate (Jfidj) 3]^g 
money for the celebration of the sesquicentennial of 
the concord fight, and to appropriate annually money 
for the celebration of the nineteenth day of april. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The town of Concord may appropriate money Town of 
for the celebration of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary appropriaTe^^ 
of the Concord fight; and may annually hereafter appropriate ^rtSn^°' 
for the celebration of the nineteenth day of April a sum of money celebrations, 
not exceeding five one thousandths of one per cent of the last 
preceding valuation for the assessment of taxes in said town. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 30, 1924. 



284 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 319, 320. 



Chap 



Town of 
Buckland may 
contribute 
toward pay- 
ment of rent 
of quarters for 
post of The 
American 
Legion in town 
of Shelburne. 



319 An Act authorizing the town of buckland to contribute 
toward the payment of the rent of the quarters for 
the post of the american legion in the town of shel- 
BURNE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Buckland may annually appropriate 
money for the pm-pose of contributing toward the payment of 
the rent of the quarters of the post of The American Legion in 
the town of Shelburne to the same extent as if said quarters 
were situated within the limits of the said town of Buckland. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 30, 1924. 



Chap. 320 An Act extending the term of service of the special 

COMMISSION ON THE NECESSARIES OF LIFE, AND VESTING IT 
WITH CERTAIN POWERS IN THE EVENT OF A FUEL EMERGENCY. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to 
defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emer- 
gency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the 
public convenience. 



Special com- 
mission on the 
necessaries of 
life, term of 
service ex- 
tended, 

powers, duties, 
etc. 



Unexpended 
balances of 
certain ap- 
propriations 
made available, 
etc. 



Annual 
report. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The term of service of the special commission on 
the necessaries of life, appointed under chapter three hundred 
and twenty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, 
as extended until May first, nineteen hundred and twenty-three 
by section one of chapter three hundred and forty-three of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, and to May first, nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-four by section one of chapter three 
hundred and twenty of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, is hereby further extended to May first, nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five, and during the term hereby extended the com- 
mission shall have all the powers and duties granted and imposed 
by sections two to four, inclusive, of said chapter three hundred 
and twenty-five, as amended by section one of chapter ninety- 
nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four. During 
said extended term the chairman of said commission shall have 
authority to act for the commission when the commission is not 
in session, and the compensation of its chairman shall continue 
to be as provided in section one of said chapter three hundred 
and twenty-five. 

Section 2. The unexpended balances of any appropriations 
heretofore made for the use of the commission are hereby made 
available for the purposes of the commission during the current 
fiscal year and the commission, from such balances and from 
such additional appropriations as may be made by the general 
court, may expend such sums as shall be approved by the gov- 
ernor and council. The commission shall report annually to the 
general court not later than the second Wednesday of January. 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 321. 285 

Section 3. Whenever the governor shall determine that a Governor may 
fuel emergency exists, he may, with the approval of the council, specfafcom^' 
by a writing signed by him, designate the aforesaid special com- ^^|j,°g^° f °* 
mission to act as an emergency fuel administrator, which shall gencyfuei 
have with respect to fuel all the powers and authority granted etc. °'^ ^^ °^' 
by the Commonwealth Defence Act of nineteen hundred and 
seventeen, being chapter three hundred and forty-two of the 
General Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen, to persons 
designated or appointed by the governor under section twelve 
of said chapter three hundred and forty-two ; and he may revoke 
such written authority at any time. The provisions of said ^IJony^J?"^"' 
chapter are hereby revived and made operative until May first, Common- 
nineteen hundred and twenty-five to such extent as the pro- let revived^"*'^ 
visions of this act may require. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect as of May first, nineteen Time of 
hundred and twenty-four. Approved April 30, 1924. ^^^""^ ^^^''^^ 



An Act relative to the taxation of business corpora- (JJiar) 321 

TIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section five of chapter fifty-nine of the General gl- 59, i 5, 
Laws, as amended in clause sixteenth by section sixteen of etc., amended, 
chapter four hundred and eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-one, is hereby further amended by striking out 
said clause sixteenth and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: — Sixteenth, Property, other than real estate, poles, under- Exemptions 
ground conduits, wires and pipes, and other than machinery used taxTtion^ 
in manufacture or in supplying or distributing water, owned by certain 
Massachusetts savings banks or co-operative banks, by Massa- p^+^^j^ ^ °^ 
chusetts corporations subject to taxation under chapter sixty- corporations. 
three except domestic business corporations as defined in section 
thirty of said chapter, or by foreign corporations subject to 
taxation under section fifty-eight of said chapter; also property, 
other than real estate, poles, underground conduits, wires and 
pipes, and other than machinery used in the conduct of the busi- 
ness, owned by domestic business corporations or by foreign 
corporations, as defined in section thirty of chapter sixty-three; 
provided, that the term "machinery used in the conduct of the Proviso, 
business" shall not, as herein used, be deemed to include stock 
in trade. 

Section 2. Section eighteen of said chapter fifty-nine is g. l. 59, § is, 
hereby amended by striking out clause second and inserting in a^inended. 
place thereof the following : — Second, Machinery employed in Machinery, 
any branch of manufacture or in supplying or distributing water, foca'ii*y,^whwe 
including machines used or operated under a stipulation pro- assessed. 
viding for the payment of a royalty or compensation in the 
nature of a royalty for the privilege of using or operating the 
same, and all tangible personal property within the common- 
wealth leased for profit, or, in the case of domestic business and 
foreign corporations as defined in section thirty of chapter sixty- 
three, machinery used in the conduct of their business, shall be 



286 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 322, 323, 324. 



assessed where such machiner}^ or tangible personal property is 
situated to the owner or any person having possession of the 
same on April first. Approved April SO, 192^. 



G. L. 5, § 9, 
amended. 

Preservation, 
printing and 
distribution of 
records of 
proceedings of 
Massachusetts 
departments 
of certain war 
veterans' 
organizations. 



Chap. 322 An Act relative to copies of the proceedings of the 

ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHU- 
SETTS, VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter five of the General Laws is hereby amended by strik- 
ing out section nine and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing : — Section 9. The state secretary shall annually procure 
copies of the proceedings of the annual encampments of the de- 
partments of Massachusetts, Grand Army of the Republic, 
United Spanish War Veterans, The American Legion and Vet- 
erans of Foreign Wars of the United States, held in that year, 
with the general and special orders, circulars and other papers 
forming parts thereof, and shall cause the same to be kept as 
parts of the records of the commonwealth. He shall annually 
cause copies thereof, including in the case of those relating to 
the Grand Army of the Republic the portraits of the department 
officers and staff and of the executive committee of the national 
encampment, to be printed and bound; and shall cause one 
printed and bound copy of each to be sent to each town library 
in the commonwealth. He shall also send one copy of each 
volume relating to the Grand Army of the Republic to each 
Grand Army post, one copy of the volume relating to the United 
Spanish War Veterans to each camp of Spanish War Veterans, 
one copy of the volume relating to The American Legion to each 
post of The American Legion, and one copy of the volume relating 
to the Veterans of Foreign Wars to each post of the Veterans of 
Foreign Wars of the United States, in the commonwealth. He 
shall cause the other copies of each to be distributed in the same 
manner as the annual report of the state secretary. 

Approved April 30, 1924. 



Chap.S2S An Act authorizing the town of Lexington to appro- 
priate MONEY FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE SESQUICEN- 
TENNIAL of the battle of LEXINGTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The town of Lexington may appropriate money for the cele- 
bration of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the battle 
of Lexington. Approved April 30, 1924. 



Town of 
Lexington may 
appropriate 
money for 
certain 
celebration. 

Chap. 32^ An Act relative to the appointment of members of the 

POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS OF THE CITY OF MEDFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Imended'^^^' SECTION L Scctiou forty of chapter three hundred and forty- 
five of the acts of nineteen himdred and three is hereby amended 
by striking out all after the Avord "mayor" in the fourth line and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — , subject to confirma- 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 325, 326. 287 

tion by said board, — so as to read as follows: — Section Jfi. Police depart- 
The board of alderaien rnay establish a police department, and Medford, 
may provide for the appointment of a chief of police and of oFmembers* 
other members of the police force b}' the mayor, subject to ^tc 
confirmation by said board. 

Section 2. Section fort^'-one of said chapter thi'ee hundred ame^ncfed^' ^^^' 
and forty-five is hereby amended by striking out all after the 
word "mayor" in the fourth line and inserting in place thereof 
the following : — , subject to confirmation by said board, — so 
as to read as follows : — Section 4^ . The board of aldermen may Fire depart- 
establish a fire department, and may provide for the appoint- Medford, ap- 
ment of a chief engineer and of other members of the depart- ^°'^*™r^* tc 
ment by the mayor, subject to confirmation by said board. 

Approved April 30, 1924- 



Chap.S25 



An Act to increase the fee paid to city and town clerks 

FOR recording LICENSES TO HUNT, FISH AND TRAP. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section ten of chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the g. l. i31, § lo, 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the second ^^^^ ^ 
line, the word "fifteen" and inserting in place thereof the 
word: — twenty-five, — so as to read as follows: — Section 10. and^town*^ 
The clerk of the town where the registration is recorded may re- clerks for 
tain twenty-five cents from each such registration fee, including [fceMes^to 
fees paid to the deputy registrar under section five and fees for aS'tra? 
certificates to trap under section six. Approved April 30, 1924. 

An Act to authorize the town of auburn to supply itself (JJidj) 326 

AND ITS inhabitants WITH WATER. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Auburn may supply itself and its Town of 
inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of fires and for supp'iy^itTelf 
domestic and other purposes; may establish fountains and ^abitantswith 
hydrants, relocate or discontinue the same, and may regulate water, etc. 
the use of such water and fix and collect rates to be paid for the 
use of the same. 

Section 2. Subject to the provisions of section seven, the May acquire 
said town, for the purposes aforesaid, may lease, or take by source3,^tc^'^ 
eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine of the General 
Laws, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold, the waters, 
or any portion thereof, of any pond, brook or stream or of any 
ground water sources by .means of driven or other wells or filter 
galleries, within the limits of said town, and the water rights and 
water sources connected therewith; provided, that the amount Prov-iso. 
of water which may be taken shall from time to time be deter- 
mined by vote of the town; and also may take by eminent May take 

i.i.ii. ,. •! 1 certain lands, 

domain under said chapter seventy-nine, or acquire by purchase etc. 
or otherwise, and hold, all lands, rights of way and easements 
necessary for collecting, storing, purifying and preserving such 
water and for conveying the same to any part of said town; 
provided, that no source of water supply and no lands necessary Proviso. 



288 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 326. 



May erect 
structures, 
lay pipes, etc. 



Restrictions 
as to con- 
struction, etc., 
within railroad 
locations. 



Board of 
water com- 
missioners to 
control. 



Damages, 
recovery, etc. 



Proviso. 



May issue 
bonds, etc. 



Town of 
Auburn Water 
Loan, Act of 
1924. 



Payment of 
loan, etc. 



for preserving the quality of the water shall be taken without 
first obtaining the advice and approval of the department of 
public health, and that the location of all dams, reservoirs, wells 
or filter galleries to be used as sources of water supply under this 
act shall be subject to the approval of said department. Said 
town may construct and may erect on the lands taken or held 
under the provisions of this act proper dams, reservoirs, build- 
ings, standpipes, fixtures and other structures, and may make 
excavations, procure and operate machinery, and provide such 
other means and appliances and do such other things as may be 
necessary for the establishment and maintenance of complete and 
effective water works; and for that purpose may construct wells 
and reservoirs, establish pumping works and lay down and main- 
tain conduits, pipes and other works, under or over any lands, 
water courses, railroads or public or private ways, and along any 
such way in said town in such manner as not unnecessarily to 
obstruct the same; and for the purpose of constructing, laying, 
maintaining, operating and repairing such conduits, pipes and 
other works, and for all other proper purposes of this act, said 
town may dig up or raise and embank any such lands, highways 
or other ways in such manner as to cause the least hindrance to 
public travel thereon. Said town shall not enter upon, construct 
or lay any conduits, pipes or other works within the location of 
any railroad corporation except at such time and in such manner 
as it may agree upon with such corporation or in case of failure 
so to agree as may be approved by the department of public 
utilities. 

Section 3. The land taken or acquired under this act shall 
be managed, improved and controlled by the board of water 
commissioners hereinafter provided for, in such manner as they 
shall deem for the best interest of the town. 

Section 4. Any person or corporation injured in his or its 
property by any action of said town or board under this act may 
recover damages from said town under said chapter seventy-nine ; 
provided, that the right to damages for the taking of any water, 
water right, or any injury thereto, shall not vest until the water 
is actually withdrawn or diverted by said town under authority 
of this act. 

Section 5. Said town may, for the purpose of paying the 
necessary expenses and liabilities incurred or to be incurred under 
the pro\'isions of this act, issue from time to time bonds or notes 
to an amount not exceeding in the aggregate one hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars, which shall bear on their face the words. 
Town of Auburn Water Loan, Act of 1924. Each authorized 
issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be 
payable in not more than thirty years from their dates. In- 
debtedness incurred under this act shall be in excess of the 
statutory limit, but shall, except as provided herein, be subject 
to chapter forty-four of the General Laws. 

Section 6. Said town shall, at the time of authorizing said 
loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accordance 
with the provisions of section five; and when a vote to that 
effect has been passed, a sum which, with the income derived 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 326. 289 

from the water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual expense 
of operating the water works or the purchasing of water and the 
maintenance of its pipe lines, as the case may be, and the interest 
as it accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid, and to 
make such payments on the principal as may be required under 
the provisions of this act, shall without further vote be assessed 
by the assessors of the town annually thereafter in the same 
manner as other taxes, until the debt incurred by the said loan 
or loans is extinguished 

Section 7. Before otherwise proceeding to acquire any water To take or 
supply under authority of this act, said town shall, for the properties, 
purposes aforesaid and irrespective of the restrictions in section tlfg^^^ibm-n °^ 
eight of chapter two hundred and forty-one of the Special Acts Water Com- 
of nineteen hundred and nineteen, take by eminent domain under ^^°^" 
said chapter seventy-nine, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, 
all the properties, privileges, franchises and other rights appurte- 
nant to the business of water supply of the Auburn Water Com- 
pany, incorporated under said chapter two hundred and forty- 
one. 

Section 8. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pollutes Penalty for 
or diverts any of the waters taken or held under this act, or ^ater,' etc. 
injures any structure, work or other property owned, held or 
used by said town under the authority and for the purposes of 
this act, shall forfeit and pay to said town three times the amount 
of damages assessed therefor, to be recovered in an action of 
tort; and upon conviction of any one of the above wilful or 
wanton acts shall be punished by a fine of not more than three 
hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one year. 

Section 9. The said town shall, after its acceptance of this Board of 
act, at the same meeting at which the act is accepted or at a m?ssioners, 
meeting called for the purpose, elect by ballot three persons to tg®^3°°'tc_ 
hold office, one until the expiration of three years, one until the 
expiration of two years, and one until the expiration of one year, 
from the next succeeding annual town meeting, to constitute a 
board of water commissioners; and at each annual town meeting 
held after the shortest of such terms has expired one such com- 
missioner shall be elected by ballot for the term of three years. 
All the authority granted to the town by this act, except sections Authority, etc. 
five and six, and not otherwise specially provided for shall be 
vested in said board of water commissioners, who shall be subject 
however to such instructions, rules and regulations as said town 
may impose by its vote. A majority of said commissioners shall Quorum, 
constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Any Vacancies. 
vacancy occurring in said board from any cause may be filled 
for the remainder of the unexpired term by said town at any 
legal town meeting called for the purpose. Any such vacancy 
may be filled temporarily by a majority vote of the selectmen, 
and the person so appointed shall hold office until the town 
fills the vacancy in the manner specified herein. 

Section 10. Said commissioners shall fix just and equitable To fix water 
prices and rates for the use of water, and shall prescribe the time ^^ ^^' ® °' 
and manner of payment. The income of the water works shall 
be applied to defraying all operating expenses, interest charges 



290 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 327. 



Net surplus, 
how applied. 



Annual report. 



City of 

Worcester may 
furnish water 
to town of 
Auburn, etc. 



This section, 
when to take 
effect. 

Submission to 
voters, etc. 



and payments on the principal as they accrue upon any bonds 
or notes issued under authority of this act. If there should be 
a net surplus remaining after providing for the aforesaid charges 
it shall be used for such new construction as the water commis- 
sioners may determine upon, and in case a surplus should remain 
after payment for such new construction the water rates shall be 
reduced proportionately. Na money shall be expended in new 
construction by the water commissioners except from the net 
surplus aforesaid unless the town appropriates and provides 
money therefor. All authority vested in said commissioners by 
the foregoing pro^-isions of this section shall be subject to the 
provisions of section nine. Said commissioners shall annually, 
and as often as the town may require, render a report upon the 
condition of the works under their charge and an account of 
their doings, including an account of receipts and expenditures. 

Section 11. The city of Worcester may furnish water to the 
town of Auburn and the inhabitants thereof, by delivering the 
same into a main water pipe of said town, on payment of such 
sum as the city council of the city of Worcester, with the ap- 
proval of the mayor, may determine. This section shall take 
effect only upon its acceptance by the mayor and city council 
of the city of Worcester, subject to the p^o\^sions of its charter. 

Section 12. This act, except section eleven, shall take effect 
upon its acceptance by a majority of the voters of the town of 
Auburn present and ^•oting thereon at a town meeting called 
for the purpose Avithin three years after its passage; but the 
number of meetings so called in any year shall not exceed three; 
and for the purpose only of being submitted to the voters of said 
town as aforesaid and of being accepted as to section eleven by 
the mayor and city council of the city of Worcester, this act shall 
take effect upon its passage. Approved April 30, 192 If.. 



Chap. ^21 An Act relative to the regulation of billboards, signs 

AND other advertising DEVICES BY CITIES AND TOWNS. 



G. L. 93, § 29, 
amended. 



Billboards, 
etc., regulation 
by division of 
highways. 



May require 
licenses, etc. 



Public 
hearings. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section twenty-nine of chapter ninety-three of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the thirteenth and 
fourteenth lines, the words "Subject to the approval of the 
division," and inserting in place thereof the words: — Cities 
and, — so as to read as follows : — Section 29. The division of 
highways of the department of public works, hereinafter called 
the division, shall make and may amend or repeal rules and 
regulations for the proper control and restriction of billboards, 
signs and other advertising devices, except as provided in section 
thirty-two, on public ways or on private propert}^ within public 
view of any highway, public park or reservation. Said rules and 
regulations may require that said billboards, signs or other de- 
vices be licensed in accordance therewith and with this section, 
may prescribe license fees, to be fixed with regard to the cost of 
administering this section, and need not be uniform throughout 
the commonwealth. Before establishing or amending rules or 
regulations under this section, the division shall hold duly ad- 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 328, 329, 330. 291 

vertised public hearings in Boston and elsewhere within the 
commonwealth as it deems necessary or expedient. Cities and Further 
towns may lurther regulate and restrict said billboards or other cities and 
devices within their respective limits by ordinance or by-law not *°^°^' ®*°- 
inconsistent with sections twenty-nine to thirty-three, inclusive, 
or with said rules and regulations. Approved May 1, 1924. 



Chap.S2S 



An Act relative to appropriations by the city of boston 
for municipal purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The city of Boston may by vote of the city council, with the Appropriations 
approval of the mayor, in the manner specified in section three Boston for 
of chapter four hundred and eighty-six of the acts of nineteen municipal 
hundred and nine, make appropriations for municipal purposes 
for the financial year ending on January thirty-fii-st, nineteen 
hundred and twenty-five, not exceeding the sum of twelve dol- 
lars and seven tj^-five cents on each one thousand dollars of the 
valuation upon which the appropriations by the city council are 
based. Approved May 1, 1924. 

An Act to authorize the trustees of the delta upsilon (JJkij) 329 
society of williams college to hold additional real 
and personal estate. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would in part de- Emergency 
feat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emer- P'^eambie. 
gency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the 
public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section two of chapter thirty-six of the acts of eighteen hun- 1888, 36, § 2, 
dred and eighty-eight, as amended by section one of chapter ®*^' ^^^^ ^ ' 
fifty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in the third line, the word 
"forty" and inserting in place thereof the words: — one hun- 
dred, — so as to read as follows: — Section 2. Said corporation Delta Upsiion 
may hold real and personal estate for the uses of the above wfij^ams^ 
named society to an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand College may 
dollars which shall not be exempt from taxation. personal 



Approved May 5, 1924. «^^^t«- «*«• 



An Act authorizing the toavn of Dartmouth to borrow (JJku) 33Q 

MONEY FOR THE REPAIR OF PADANARAM BRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of reconstructing the center pier Town of 
and repairing the abutments of the Padanaram bridge, the town ^ay b'or"ow 
of Dartmouth may borrow from time to time, within a period money for 
of five years from the passage of this act, such sums as may be Padanaram 
necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, forty thousand dol- ^"^se. 
lars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on Dartmouth 
their face the words, Dartmouth Bridge Loan, Act of 1924. ^^fil^H' 



292 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 331. 



Each avithorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such 
loans shall be paid in not more than ten years from their dates, 
but no issue shall be authorized under this section unless a sum 
equal to an amount not less than ten per cent of such authorized 
issue is voted for the same purpose to be raised by the tax levy 
of the year when authorized. Indebtedness incurred under this 
act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as 
herein provided, be subject to the provisions of chapter forty- 
four of the General Laws, exclusive of the proviso inserted in 
section seven of said chapter by chapter three hundred and 
thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 6, 1924. 



Trustees of 
The W.Murray 
Crane Com- 
munity House, 
incorporated. 



Purposes. 



C/?a». 331 An Act to incorporate the trustees of the w. Murray 

CRANE COMMUNITY HOUSE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Charles F. Sawyer, Lephia B. Warren, Ralph B. 
Marean, Patrick J. Sullivan and William G. O'Connell, trustees 
under the will of W. Murray Crane, late of Dalton, named by 
the executors of said will and appointed by the probate court 
for the county of Berkshire, and their successors, are hereby 
made a body corporate by the name of the Trustees of The W. 
Murray Crane Community House for the purpose of construct- 
ing and maintaining the above named community house; build- 
ing community spirit, making leisure hours constructive and 
recreation wholesome; maintaining free health clinics, educa- 
tional classes in subjects of interest to home makers, free lectures 
on educational subjects and a library for free use; furnishing 
entertainments and sports of high order and charging admission 
thereto only to the amount necessary to defray the expenses 
thereof and to help toward the maintenance of the aforesaid 
community house; instructing in athletics, and generally for 
the purpose of elevating and educating the youth of the town of 
Dalton in the manner aforesaid; and for the purpose of receiving 
devises, bequests or contributions from outside sources for the 
aforesaid purposes; and with all the duties, powers and privileges 
imposed or conferred upon corporations of like character. The 
successor to any member of said corporation shall be named by 
the remaining members thereof. 

Section 2. None of the profits from the entertainments and 
sports authorized to be furnished under section one shall be dis- 
tributed among the members of said corporation and no salaries 
shall be paid to any of the officers thereof. No part of the 
property or income of said corporation shall be permitted at any 
time to enure to the benefit of any member, manager, officer or 
director thereof, excepting only the paid secretary or secretaries 
for the carrying on of the activities hereinbefore specifically and 
generally set forth and such employees as are necessary for the 
maintenance of said community house. 
^r^J*ert to be SECTION 3. All real and personal property now vested in the 
vested in abovc named Charles F. Sawyer, Lephia B. Warren, Ralph B. 

corporation. 



Naming of 
successors to 
members. 



Restrictions 
as to profits, 
salaries, etc. 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 332, 333. 293 

Marean, Patrick J. Sullivan and William G. O'Connell, trustees 
as aforesaid, shall be and become vested in the corporation 
created hereby. 
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 6, 1924. 



An Act providing for the appointment of special night (JJiap. SS2 

ELEVATOR INSPECTORS AND THE INSPECTION OF PASSENGER 
ELEVATORS AT NIGHT IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Subject to the laws, rules and regulations gov- Special night 
erning the civil service, the Jbuilding commissioner of the city of tp^cTo°l iS" 
Boston may appoint not more than two special night elevator Boston, ap- 

. , 1 J a. • 1 J. -J J pointment, 

mspectors to mspect passenger elevators at nignt; provided, etc. 
that no person shall simultaneously hold the position of day ele- Proviso. 
vator inspector and special night elevator inspector. The pay of ^^y. 
such special night elevator inspectors shall be at the rate of ten 
dollars for each night's inspection, but shall not exceed one 
thousand dollars per annum, and their duties shall be prescribed Duties. 
by said building commissioner. 

Section 2. Upon request to the building commissioner by Requests for 
the owner or occupant of any building in the city of Boston in JJ^^g^lnge? ° 
which a passenger elevator inspection is to be made that such ^|''^^*°j[^ ^* 
inspection be made at night and upon payment to the said com- Boston, 
missioner of the sum of ten dollars, the commissioner shall cause Fee. 
the same to be so made. All money collected for passenger Disposition 
elevator inspections made at night hereunder shall be turned coikctTZ 
over by the building commissioner to the city collector of the 
city of Boston. Approved May 6, 1924. 



An Act authorizing the city of beverly to pay a sum (7/i(iT>.333 

OF MONEY TO THE WIDOW OF JAMES J. FAGAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Beverly, in recognition of the meri- City of 
torious and distinguished service of James J. Fagan, formerly a pfy money to 
member of its police department, who died from sickness in- j^^^^j^ 
curred while in the performance of duty, and for the purpose of Fagan. 
promoting the public good, may pay to his widow, Henrietta F. 
Fagan, the sum of seventeen hundred and thirty-five dollars, 
the remainder of the salary to which he would have been entitled 
had he lived and continued to serve said city until the end of the 
year nineteen hundred and twenty- two. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by Submission to 
vote of the board of aldermen in said city, subject to the pro- afd^rmen, etc. 
visions of its charter; provided, such acceptance occurs prior to Proviso. 
December thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved May 6, 192 4. 



294 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 334, 335. 



C^a». 334 An Act relative to advertising signs and devices within 

PUBLIC VIEW. 

Be it enacted, etc., a^ follows: 

Section 1. Section thirty of chapter ninety-three of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the ninth 
and tenth hnes, the words "existing on said date and", by 
striking out, in the tenth hne, the words "then existing" and by 
inserting after the word "let" in the thirteenth line the words: — 
and which contain no other advertising matter, — so as to read 
as follows : — Section 30. No person, firm, association or corpo- 
ration shall post, erect, display or maintain on any public way 
or on private property within public \'iew from any highway, 
public park or reservation any billboard or other advertising de- 
vice, whether erected before August twenty-fifth, nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty, or not, which advertises or calls attention to 
any business, article, substance or any other thing, unless such 
billboard or de\'ice conforms to the rules and regulations and 
ordinances or by-laws established under the preceding section; 
provided, that this section shall not apply to signs or other de- 
vices erected and maintained in conformity with law and which 
advertise or indicate either the person occupying the premises 
in question or the business transacted thereon, or advertise the 
property itself or any part thereof as for sale or to let and which 
contain no other advertising matter. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect as of January first, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-one. Approved May 6, 1924- 



G. L. 93, § 30, 
amended. 



Certain ad- 
vertising 
signa, etc., 
forbidden 
unless con- 
forming to 
regulations, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



Time of 
taking effect. 



1907, 550, § 9, 
etc., amended. 



Chap.3S5 An Act making certain amendments to the building laws 

OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section nine of chapter five hundred and fifty of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and seven, as amended by section 
one of chapter seven hundred and eighty-two of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and fourteen, by section one of chapter three hun- 
dred and fifty-two of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and 
fifteen, by section one of chapter two hundred and twenty-one 
of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen, by sec- 
tion two of chapter one hundred and seventy-nine of the Special 
Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen and by chapter one 
hundred and twenty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-two, is hereby further amended by striking out, in the 
ninth and tenth lines, the words " nor to market sheds or market 
buildings not exceeding the said height", and by striking out, in 
the twenty-seventh line, the word "with" and inserting in place 
thereof the word : — from, — so that the first paragraph will read as 
buifdin"^iim°^' foUow^s: — Section 9. The building limits of the city of Boston 
etc. ° ' as they now exist shall continue until changed by ordinance, and 

the city council may by ordinance from time to time extend and 
define them, and may establish other limits in any part of the 
city within which every building built after the estabhshment 



cases. 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 385. 295 

tliereof shall be of the first or second class. This restriction sliall Uestriction 
not apply to wharves, nor to buildings not exceeding twenty- Ta certain^ ^ 
seven feet in height on whar\'es, nor to elevators for the storage 
of coal or grain, if the external parts of such buildings, elevators 
or other structures are covered with slate, tile, metal, or other 
equally fireproof material, and the mode of construction and the 
location thereof are approved by the commissioner. Temporary Temporary 
structures to facilitate the prosecution of any authorized work structures. 
may be erected under such conditions as the commissioner may 
prescribe. Single and two-family dwellings not to be occupied ofsingi"''and 
and not intended, arranged, or designed to be occupied, by more two-family 
than two families, may be built of third-class construction or of ^"^ '°^^' 
composite construction in all parts of the city of Boston not 
included in the building limits of the city as they existed prior 
to the twenty-second day of September in the year nineteen 
hundred and thirteen; but no such building shall occupy more 
than sixty per cent of the area of the lot upon which it is situated, 
and all such buildings shall be constructed with pitched roofs 
not less than thirty degrees from the horizontal. 

Section 2. Section twelve of said chapter five hundred and ete'^ amended^' 
fifty, as amended by section one of chapter three hundred and 
sixty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twelve, by section 
two of chapter seven hundred and eighty-two of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, by section one of chapter two 
hundred and eighty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one, and by section seven of chapter four hundred and 
sixty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is 
hereby further amended by adding at the end thereof the follow- 
ing new paragraph : — Whenever any building is subdivided gpaggf ^^ 
into stores in the first story and storage space is provided for basements of 
such stores in the basement, then such storage spaces shall be ^ °'^'^^' 
enclosed with partitions made of incombustible material satis- 
factory to the commissioner. 

Section 3. Section thirteen of said chapter five hundred and etr^'amendid^' 
fifty, as amended by section three of chapter seven hundred and 
eighty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen, by sec- 
tion three of chapter three hundred and fifty-two of the Special 
Acts of nineteen hundred and fifteen, by chapter two hundred 
and seventy-seven of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and 
sixteen, by chapter one hundred and four of the Special Acts of 
nineteen hundred and eighteen and by section eight of chapter 
four hundred and sixty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three, is hereby further amended by inserting after the 
word "buildings" in the sixth line of the twentieth paragraph 
the words : — , provided, that if a dormer window is in excess 
of fifty per cent of the length of the roof on the side of the roof 
where the dormer window is to be located, the same covering 
as used on the external walls of the building may be used on the 
sides and outsides of the frames of the dormer window, — so 
that said paragraph will read as follows : — No material other Materials used 
than brick, tile, slate, metal, asbestos shingles, or slag, shall roo*f°bS(£ngs, 
hereafter be used to cover or roof any building, or the tops, ^^'^■' ''eguiated. 
sides and outsides of the frames of any dormer window, or any 



296 Acts, 1924. — Chap. 335. 

other projection of the roof of any building, except wooden 

Proviso. cornices on wooden frame buildings, pro\aded, that if a dormer 

window is in excess of fifty per cent of the length of the roof on 

the side of the roof where the dormer window is to be located, 

the same covering as used on the external walls of the building 

may be used on the sides and outsides of the frames of the 

dormer window; but on flat roofs composition of asbestos and 

asphalt or tar and gravel may be used, or such other composition 

of fire-resisting roofing as the commissioner may authorize. 

Asphalt Asphalt shingles may also be used; pro\dded, that each package 

Provisos. of shingles is inspected and labelled and that the shingles are 

made and laid in conformity with the regulations promulgated 

by the Underwriters' Laboratories as modified from time to time 

by said Laboratories; and pro\ided, further, that within the 

lines at present constituting the building limits of the city of 

Boston such asphalt shingles may be used only on buildings of 

third class construction, and that they shall not be used within 

the building limits of said city as they existed prior to September 

Use of certain twcnty-sccoud, nineteen hundred and thirteen. Nothing in this 

materials to scction shall be construed to prohibit the use of materials ap- 

'^t^*'not°^^' proved by the commissioner for repairing any roof now covered 

prohibited. with woodcu shingles or to prohibit covering with such approved 

materials the roofs of buildings less than sixteen feet in height; 

Proviso. provided, that the building is not altered in height or otherwise 

generally reconstructed. 
1907. 550. § 32. SECTION 4. Scctiou thirty-ti^'o of said chapter five hundred 
etc.. amen e . ^^^j g^^^^^ ^^ amended by section five of chapter seven hundred 
and eightj^-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen, by 
section thirteen of chapter one hundred and seventy-nine of the 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen, by section two 
of chapter sixty of the acts of nineteen himdred and twenty-one 
and by section sixteen of chapter four hundred and sixty-two of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby further 
amended by adding at the end of the first paragraph the follow- 
ing: — The commissioner may in respect to radio towers waive 
the proAisions of this section, — so that said paragraph will read 
Fire protection, as follows : — Section 32. All structural metal supporting or 
forming part of the frame, floors, roof or columns of any build- 
ing, except as otherwase exempted in this act, shall be protected 
Waiver as to against the effect of heat. The commissioner may in respect to 
radio towers. ^.^^-^ towers waive the provisions of this section. And by adding 
at the end of the eleventh paragraph the words: — or other 
material satisfactory to the commissioner, — so that said para- 
Parts of certain graph will read as follows : — In buildings of third class con- 
fil^iitippe^e^c. struction the exterior walls at each floor level, and all spaces 
between joists over girders and bearing partitions, and from 
plate to roof boarding, shall be firestopped with masonry or metal 
or other material satisfactory to the commissioner. 
1907, 550. § 35, SECTION 5. Scctiou thirty-five of said chapter five hundred 
etc.. amended. ^^^ ^^^^ ^^ amended by section three of chapter two hundred 
and eighty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one 
and by section seventeen of chapter four hundred and sixty-two 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 335. 297 

further amended by striking out, in the seventh hne of the 
eleventh paragraph, the word "other" and inserting in place 
thereof the word : — such, — so that said paragraph will read as 
follows : — New buildings for habitation or tenement purposes Buildings of 
of not more than seventeen hundred and fifty square feet area, second cia^* 
may be built of second class construction with the same restric- construction. 
tions as required by the preceding paragraphs of this section re- 
ferring to the alteration, remodelling and enlarging of second 
class buildings. The exposure required under this section shall 
apply to all such buildings hereafter constructed and adapted 
for habitation. 

Section 6. Section forty-five of said chapter five hundred i907, 550, § 45, 
and fifty, as amended by section ten of chapter seven hundred 
and eighty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen, by 
section four of chapter three hundred and fifty-two of the Special 
Acts of nineteen hundred and fifteen, by sections one and two of 
chapter four hundred and forty of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty, by section seven of chapter two hundred and eighty- 
nine, by chapter four hundred and seventy-six of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-one and by chapter one hundred 
and thirty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, 
is hereby further amended by inserting after the word " material" 
in the eleventh line, the words : — , except as hereinafter pro- 
vided, — so that the first paragraph will read as follows : — 
Section 1^5. Every house for habitation, except a single family staircases in 
dwelling, hereafter erected more than three stories in height or etc!^'^*'^ J^o^ses, 
covering an area of more than thirty-five hundred square feet 
shall have a staircase designated by the commissioner, of in- 
combustible material extending from the entrance to the roof 
and with a pent house constructed of incombustible material. 
And the said staircase shall not extend below the entrance floor 
level, except as an exit to the outside and shall have no opening 
into basement or cellar and shall be enclosed in walls constructed 
of incombustible material, except as hereinafter provided. In 
addition to the above staircase, all such buildings shall have a 
staircase enclosed as described in section forty-seven. All door 
openings from all stair enclosures shall have metal or metal 
covered self-closing doors and metal or metal covered frames. 
Pubhc halls therein shall be at least three feet wide in the clear PubUc hails 
and stairs shall be at least three feet wide between the wall and certain "^^ '° 
the stair rail. houses, width, 

Section 7. Section sixty-five of said chapter five hundred 1907, 550, § 65, 
and fifty, as amended by section fifteen of chapter two hundred «*'^' amencied. 
and eighty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, 
is hereby further amended by inserting after the word "sixty" 
in the ninth line the words : — , or be lighted by other means 
which in the opinion of the commissioner will pro^ ide a sufficient 
amount of light, — so as to read as follows : — Section 65. Public hails in 
Except as otherw^ise provided in section sixty-six, in every tene- ment houses. 
ment house hereafter erected, covering a superficial area of more opeSngs^orlje^ 
than seventeen hundred and fifty square feet, every public hall lighted by 
shall have at least one window opening directly upon a street, etc. 
a public alley or open passageway not less than ten feet in width, 



298 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 336. 



Proviso. 



Separate hall, 
definition. 



a railroad right of way, a cemetery or a public park, or upon a 
yard or court or a vent court as provided in section sixty, or be 
lighted by other means which in the opinion of the commissioner 
will provide a sufficient amount of light. Either such window 
shall be at the end of said hall, ■with, the plane of the window 
substantially at right angles to the axis of the hall, or there shall 
be at least one window opening as above prescribed in every 
twenty feet in length or fraction thereof of the hall; but this 
provision for one window in every twenty feet of hall-way shall 
not apply to that part of the entrance hall between the entrance 
and the first flight of stairs, provided that the entrance door con- 
tains not less than five square feet of glazed surface. At least 
one of the windows provided to light each public hall shall be 
at least two feet six inches wide and five feet high, measured 
between the stop beads. 

Any part of a hall which is shut off from any other part of said 
hall by a door or doors shall be deemed a separate hall within 
the meaning of this section. Approved May 6, 1924- 



Sewer assess- 
ments in town 
of Stoneham. 



Cliap.ZZ^ An Act relative to sewer assessments in the town of 

STONEHAM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The selectmen of the town of Stoneham may de- 
termine the value of the benefit or advantage to every parcel 
of real estate in the town beyond the general advantage to all 
real estate therein from the construction hereafter of any sewer 
or extension of any existing sewer or from the doing of any 
other work authorized by the provisions of chapter eighty-three 
of the General Laws, and may assess on every such parcel a 
proportionate share of such part, not exceeding two thirds, as 
the selectmen shall deem just, of the expenses incurred by the 
town for the improvements aforesaid; provided, that no assess- 
ment on any parcel of real estate shall exceed the value of the 
special benefit to that parcel. 

Section 2. The town of Stoneham may, however, at any 
town meeting after this act is accepted, vote that two thirds of 
the estimated average cost of the completion or extension of the 
existing sewer system or systems in said town be thereafter 
assessed upon the estates benefited by said system or systems, 
and in such case the selectmen of said town shall fix a uniform 
rate according to the frontage of estates upon any street or way 
in which a sewer is constructed or according to the area of estates 
within a specified distance from such street or way or according 
to both frontage and area, and shall make all assessments, 
thereafter levied, in accordance with such rate, provided that 
no assessment on any parcel of real estate shall exceed the value 
of the special benefit to that parcel. 

Section 3. The provisions of chapter eighty-three of the 
General Laws, so far as they are applicable and not inconsistent 
herewith, shall apply to assessments made under section one or 
two of this act. 



Proviso. 



Same subject. 



Proviso. 



Certain pro- 
visions ap- 
plicable to 
assessments, 
etc. 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 337, 338. 299 

Section 4. This act shall, for the purpose of its submission Time of 
for acceptance, take effect upon its passage and shall take full submfssion^*to 
effect upon its acceptance within two years after its passage b}' ■^'otera, etc. 
a majority of the voters of the town of Stoneham voting thereon 
at a town meeting. Approved May 8, 1924- 

An Act authorizing the county commissioners of the ni^nr) SS7 

COUNTY OF BRISTOL TO ERECT NECESSARY BUILDINGS IN ^' 

ATTLEBORO for the proper housing of PRISONERS AND 
FOR OTHER PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of Bristol county Bristol 
may erect on land leased by them in behalf of the county for ^^ionere™may 
use as a county industrial farm in the city of Attleboro, such erect buildings 

1 .|j. ,, ., i> ,1 1 • p in Attleboro 

buildmgs as they consider necessary tor the proper housing oi for housing 
prisoners and for other purposes, and may expend therefor a other^pui^oses. 
sum not exceeding six thousand dollars. 

Section 2. For the purpose of meeting the expenses incurred ^i^y borrow 
under this act, the county commissioners of said county may ™°'^®^' 
borrow from time to time, upon the credit of the county, such 
simis as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, six 
thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes of the county 
therefor. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, 
and- such loans shall be payable in not more than five years 
from their dates. Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the 
treasurer of the county and countersigned by a majority of the 
county commissioners. The county may sell the said securities 
at public or private sale upon such terms and conditions as the 
county commissioners may deem proper, but not for less than 
their par value. Indebtedness incurred hereunder shall, except 
as herein provided, be subject to chapter thirty-five of the 
General Laws. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by Submission to 
the county commissioners of Bristol county; provided, that fom^lsioSrl 
such acceptance occurs prior to December thirty-first in the Proviso, 
current year. Approved May 8, 1924. 

An Act to provide for suspension of payment of assess- Qhav 338 

MENTS for betterments IN CERTAIN CASES IN THE CITY 
OF BROCKTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city council of the city of Brockton may in Suspension of 
its discretion suspend the payment of betterments assessed upon asseSmen°8 
the property of The Fletcher Webster Post No. 13 Grand Army ["""certaf^^s*^ 
of the Republic Department of Massachusetts, an incorporated in city of 
organization of veterans of the ci\al war, and of The Brockton ^''°''^*°'i- 
Society of the New Jerusalem Church, a religious corporation, 
or either of them, for a public improvement resulting from the 
laying out and construction of city hall square extension in said 
Brockton, and upon the property of the Young Men's Hebrew 



300 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 339, 340. 



Suspended 
assessments 
not to bear 
interest unless, 
etc. 



Association of Brockton, and of the Massachusetts Baptist Con- 
vention, a reHgious corporation, or either of them, for a public 
improvement resulting from the laying out and construction of 
Centre street extension, now known as Legion Parkway, in said 
Brockton, and may at any time thereafter in its discretion revoke 
any such suspension. 

Section 2. If an assessment is suspended under the pro- 
visions of this act, such assessment shall not bear interest unless 
and until such suspension shall be revoked, and, upon such 
revocation, the assessment shall, notwithstanding such suspen- 
sion, be subject thereafter to the provisions of chapter eighty 
of the General Laws so far as applicable, in the same manner as 
though the assessment were made at the time of such revoca- 
tion. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 9, 1924- 



Chap. SS9 An Act authorizing the city of lynn to borrow money 

FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of repairing or rebuilding the 
English High School building and equipping and furnishing the 
same, the city of Lynn may borrow from time to time, within a 
period of five years from the passage of this act, such sum as 
may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, two hundred 
thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which 
shall bear on their face the words, Lynn English High School 
Loan, Act of 1924. Each authorized issue shall constitute a 
separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than 
fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall be authorized 
under this act unless a sum equal to an amount not less than 
ten per cent of such authorized issue is voted for the same purpose 
to be raised by the tax levy of the year when authorized. In- 
debtedness incurred under this act shall be in excess of the 
statutory limit, but shall, except as provided herein, be subject 
to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the proviso 
inserted in section seven of said chapter by chapter three hun- 
dred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 9, 1924. 



City of Lynn 
may borrow 
money for 
school 
purposes. 



Lynn English 
High School 
Loan, Act of 
1924. 



C/iap. 340 An Act amending an act authorizing the town of 

IPSWICH TO REFUND A PART OF ITS WATER AND ELECTRIC 
LIGHT LOANS. 



1924, 216, § 2, 
amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter two hundred and sixteen 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four is hereby 
amended by striking out, in the fifth line, the words "electric 
light" and inserting in place thereof the words: — water loan, — 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 341, 342. 301 

so as to read as follows : — Section 2. For the purpose of re- Town of 
funding a part of its electric light loan, the town of Ipswich is Jefund'V^rt^of 
hereby authorized to cancel all of its electric light notes which jts electric 
matui-e subsequent to the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three and which are now held by said town as a part of its water 
loan sinking fund, to an amount not exceeding twenty-one thou- 
sand nine hundred dollars, and to issue bonds or notes to an 
amount not exceeding said sum of twentj^-one thousand nine 
hundred dollars, which shall bear on their face the words, Ipswich ipswich 
Electric Light Refunding Loan, Act of 1924. Each authorized Light^Refund- 
issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be o°n924 °' ■^'^* 
paid in not more than ten years from their dates. Indebtedness 
incurred under this act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, 
but shall, except as provided herein, be subject to chapter forty- 
four of the General Laws. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ajjproved May 9, 1924. 

An Act authorizing the trustees of the salem monthly (JJkij) 341 
meeting of friends to discontinue the friends' bury- 
ing ground in the city of peabody. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The trustees of the Salem Monthly Meeting of sakm Monthly 
Friends are hereby authorized to discontinue the use for ceme- Meeting of 
tery purposes of a certain tract of land in the city of Peabody, disconti^e^ 
known as the Friends' Burying Ground; but, before so doing, i^g'^Qroundm* 
they shall exhume, and re-inter in the Friends' Burial Place in city of 
the city of Salem, the remains of such bodies as have not been ^^ ° ^' 
removed therefrom by relatives or friends of the deceased, within 
a period of one year afier the last publication of the notice 
hereinafter provided. Such notice shall be given by publishing Notice to be 
a copy of this act once a week for three successive weeks in ^*^®°' 
some newspaper published in the city of Peabody or Salem, and 
also by mailing, postage prepaid, before the last publication as 
aforesaid, such a copy to each known relative of any deceased 
person whose remains are to be exhumed and re-interred by 
them under authority hereof. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 9, 1924- 

An Act to provide accommodations for the district court (JJkij) 342 

of LOWELL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L For the purpose of providing in the city of Middlesex 
Lowell a suitable building for the district court of Lowell, and ^ssione°3"may 
for other purposes incidental thereto, the county commissioners P[g^tc ^f'or'^' 
of the county of Middlesex may purchase, or take by eminent district court 
domain under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, such '^ °^^ 
land within said city as may in their opinion be necessary for 
such purposes, may erect a building and may do all things 



302 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 343, 344. 



May borrow 
money, etc. 



Submission to 
county com- 
missioners. 
Proviso. 



necessary to furnish and equip the same and to grade the grounds 
appui'tenant thereto. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, the county commis- 
sioners of said county may from time to time borrow upon the 
credit of the county such sums as may be necessary, not exceed- 
ing, in the aggregate, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, 
and may issue bonds or notes of the county therefor. Each au- 
thorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans 
shall be payable in not more than five years from their dates. 
Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the treasurer of the 
county and countersigned by a majority of the county commis- 
sioners. The county may sell the said securities at public or 
private sale upon such terms and conditions as the county com- 
missioners maj^ deem proper, but not for less than their par 
value. Indebtedness incurred hereunder shall, except as herein 
provided, be subject to chapter thirty-five of the General Laws. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by 
the county commissioners of Middlesex county; provided, that 
such acceptance occurs prior to December thirty-first in the 
current year. Approved May 9, 1924- 



Chap. 343 An Act relative to rules and regulations of the de- 
partment OF PUBLIC SAFETY IN RESPECT TO CERTAIN FIRE 
department EQUIPMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Chapter forty-eight of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by adding at the end thereof, under the heading "General 
Provisions", the following new section: — Section 87. The de- 
partment of public safety may make rules and regulations pro- 
viding for the standardization throughout the commonwealth of 
threads on fire hose couplings, fittings and hydrant outlets for 
public fire protection. The state fire marshal shall prepare said 
rules and regulations and submit them to the commissioner of 
public safety, and they shall take effect subject to section thirty- 
seven of chapter thirty when approved by said commissioner 
and by the governor and council and on such dates as they may 
fix. Approved May 9, 1924. 



G. L. 48, new 
section at end 
thereof. 
Rules and 
regulations of 
department of 
public safety 
as to certain 
fire department 
equipment. 



Chap. 344: An Act to increase the rate of board of certain 

CHILDREN IN THE MASSACHUSETTS HOSPITAL SCHOOL. 



G. L. 121, §31, 
amended. 



Massachusetts 
hospital school, 
admission, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirty-one of chapter one hundred and twenty-one of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
thirteenth line, the word "four" and inserting in place thereof 
the word : — six, — so as to read as follows : — Section 31 . The 
trustees may, upon written application of any child entitled to 
receive the benefit of said school, or upon such application by a 
parent, guardian or person having the legal custody of the child, 
or by any state or municipal department, board or officer having 
such custody, admit such child to said school, subject to such 
rules and regulations as the trustees may prescribe, and the 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 345. 303 

trustees may discharge such child from the school. The charges Charges for 

for the support of the children of the school who are of sufficient chfi§?en °pay- 

ability to pay for the same, or have persons or kindred bound ment, etc. 

by law to maintain them, shall be paid by such children, such 

persons or such kindred at a rate determined by the trustees. 

The board of such children as have a legal settlement in a town Board of cer- 

shall be paid by the town at a rate not exceeding six dollars a ptym^t'^by"' 

week, notice of the reception of the children by the trustees being *ow°- 

given by them to the overseers of the poor of the town as soon 

as practicable; and the tuition and board of those having no Tuition and 

such settlement shall be paid by the commonwealth. The tain'^cMid^en, 

trustees may receive other children having no means to pay for payment by ' 

tuition and support, and the tuition and board of all such children 

shall be paid by the commonwealth. The attorney general and Action to 

district attorneys shall upon request bring action to recover said charges, etc. 

charges in the name of the state treasurer. The charges paid 

by the commonwealth, or by any town, shall not be deemed to 

have been paid as state or pauper aid, and no person shall be 

deemed a pauper because of his inability to pay for the support 

of a child in said school. The admission of a child as aforesaid ^^stody1)f 

to the school shall be deemed a commitment of the child to the children by 

care and custody of the commonwealth, and the trustees, with 

the approval of the department, may detain the child at said ^^*®'»*^°'»- 

school during its school age, or for such longer period during its 

minority as in the opinion of the trustees will tend to promote 

the education and welfare of the child. Approved May 9, 1924. 

An Act relative to the rights of a surviving spouse in Chav. 345 

THE estate of A SPOUSE DYING TESTATE IN CASES WHERE 
THEY WERE LIVING APART UNDER A COURT DECREE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and nine of the General G- ^- ?°?' 5 3S, 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out section thirty-five and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 35. If a court Married 
having jurisdiction has entered a decree that a married woman apart from 
has been deserted by her husband or is living apart from him c^rt^decree'^^'^ 
for justifiable cause, she may convey her real estate in the same m^y convey, 
manner and with the same effect as if she were sole; and the surviving 
survi\ing husband shall not be entitled under section fifteen of ^"f'^f j^.'^"* 
chapter one hundred and ninety-one to waive the provisions of certain rights 
a will made by her or to claim such portion of her estate as he '^fe^dying^ 
would take if she had died intestate, nor shall he be entitled testate. 
upon her death, if she leaves a will, to his tenancy by curtesy in 
her estate, as provided in section one of chapter one hundred 
and eighty-nine. 

Section 2. Said chapter two hundred and nine is hereby o. l. 209, § 36, 
further amended by striking out section thirty-six and inserting amended. 
in place thereof the following : — Section 36. A probate court Husband living 
may upon petition of a husband or, if he is insane, of his guardian ^der court^ * 
or next friend, enter a decree that said husband has been deserted conv?y™^tc 
by his wife or that he is living apart from her for justifiable 
cause, and he may thereafter convey his real estate in the same 



304 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 346, 347. 



■Surviving wife 
not entitled to 
certain rights 
in estate of 
husband 
dying testate. 



Certain law to 
apply, etc. 



manner and with the same effect as if he were sole; and the 
surviving wife shall not be entitled under section fifteen of 
chapter one hundred and ninety-one to waive the provisions of 
a will made by him or to claim such portion of his estate as she 
would take if he had died intestate, nor shall she be entitled 
upon his death, if he leaves a will, to dower in his estate, as pro- 
vided in section one of chapter one hundred and eighty-nine. 
Section seventeen of chapter two hundred and eight shall apply 
to proceedings upon such petition, so far as applicable. 

Approved May 9, 1924- 



Chav 346 ^ ^^'^ ^^ establish the salary of the messenger in the 

OFFICE OF the DISTRICT ATTORNEY FOR THE SUFFOLK DIS- 
TRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section nineteen of chapter twelve of the General 
Laws, as amended by section one of chapter two hundred and 
thirty-five of the acts of nineteen himdred and twenty-one, is 
hereby further amended by striking out, in the third line, the 
words "sixteen hundred" and inserting in place thereof the 
words : — two thousand, — so as to read as follows : — Section 
19. The district attorney for the Suffolk district may appoint 
a messenger, whose annual compensation shall not exceed two 
thousand dollars, and, with the approval of the chief justice of 
the superior court, such stenographers, telephone operators and 
other office assistants as in his opinion the interests of the com- 
monwealth require, whose compensation shall be fixed by said 
district attorney with like approval. The compensation of any 
person appointed hereunder shall be paid by Suffolk county, 
and any such person may be removed by said district attorney 
at his pleasure. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by 
vote of the city council of the city of Boston, subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter; proAdded, that such acceptance occurs 
prior to December thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved May 9, 1924- 



G. L. 12. I 19, 
etc., amended. 



District at- 
torney for 
Suffolk district, 
messenger, 
appointment, 
salary, etc. 
Other office 
assistants, 
appointment, 
compensation, 
etc. 



Submission to 
Boston city 
council, etc. 
Proviso. 



C/iap. 347 An Act relative to election officers in the city of 

BROCKTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. So much of section five of chapter one hundred 
and ninety-two of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-one 
as relates to ward officers in the city of Brockton is hereby re- 
pealed, and the provisions of general law relative to election 
officers shall hereafter apply in said city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 9, 1924- 



Election 
officers in city 
of Brockton. 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 348. 



305 



ChapMS 



An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 
certain counties, for interest and debt requirements, 
for certain permanent improvements, and granting a 
county tax for said counties. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would cause sub- Emergency 
stantial inconvenience, therefore it is hereby declared to be an p''®'^"^ ®- 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the 
public convenience. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The following sums are hereby appropriated for 
the counties hereinafter specified for the year nineteen hundred 
and twenty-four. No direct drafts against the account known 
as the reserve fund shall be made, but transfers from this 
account to other accounts may be made to meet extraor- 
dinary or unforeseen expenditures upon the request of the 
county commissioners and with the approval of the director of 
accounts. 

Section 2. 



Appropriations 
for main- 
tenance of 
certain coun- 
ties, for interest 
and debt re- 
quirements, for 
certain im- 
provements, 
etc. 



Item 
1 



10 



11 



12 
14 



15 



Barnstable County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 
fourteen thousand dollars ..... 

For reduction of countj' debt, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-three thousand six hundred forty-four dol- 
lars and twelve cents ...... 

For salaries of county oflficers and assistants, fixed by 
law, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand five 
hundred dollars ...... 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars .... 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 
exceeding eleven thousand dollars 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, 
a sum not exceeding nine thousand dollars . 

For criminal costs in the superior covut, a sum not 
exceeding five thousand dollars .... 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding three thousand dol- 
lars ......... 

For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars ........ 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 
of the insane, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars ........ 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five hundred dollars .... 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county 
buildings, a sum not exceeding two thousand five 
hundred dollars ...... 

For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, 
other than jails and houses of correction, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand dollars .... 



Appropriations, 

$14,000 00 «*<=•• fif 
' county tax, 

Barnstable. 
33,644 12 



13,500 


00 


5,000 00 


11,000 


00 


9,000 00 


5,000 


00 


3,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


2,000 00 


500 00 


2,500 


00 


10,000 


00 



306 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 348. 



Appropriations, 
etc., and 
county tax, 
Barnstable. 



Item 
16 



19 



20 
23 



24 



For highways, including state highways, bridges and 
land damages, a sum not exceeding sixty-two thou- 
sand dollars . . . . .' . . $62,000 00 

For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 
six thousand dollars ...... 6,000 00 

For the infirmary, a sum not exceeding forty-two 

thousand dollars 42,000 00 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 
current vear, a sum not exceeding two thousand five 
hundred dollars . . . . . . 2,500 00 

For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

five hundred dollars 2,500 00 

And the county commissioners of Barnstable county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of 
said coimty for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of one hundred sixty-six 
thousand four hundred four dollars and seventy- 
four cents, to be expended, together with the cash 
balance on hand and the receipts from other sources, 
for the above purposes ..... $166,404 74 



Appropriations, 
etc., and 
county tax, 
Berkshire. 



Berkshire County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding ten 

thousand five hundred dollars .... $10,500 00 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by 

law, a sum not exceeding twenty-three thousand 

dollars . 23,000 00 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding twelve thousand five hundred dollars . 12,500 00 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-seven thousand dollars . . 37,000 00 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, 

a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars . 30,000 00 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding eleven thousand dollars . . . 11,000 00 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 

courts, a sum not exceeding seven thousand five 

hundred dollars 7,500 00 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

dollars . . . . . . . . 1,000 00 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding four thousand 

five hundred dollars 4,500 00 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceed- 

ing one thousand five hundred dollars , . . 1,500 00 

14 P'or repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dol- 
lars 8,000 GO 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, 

other than jails and houses of correction, a sum not 

exceeding twelve thousand dollars . . 12,000 00 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding one hundred 

fifteen thousand dollars 115,000 00 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

dollars 1,000 00 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

dollars . 1,000 00 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

twelve thousand dollars . . . . . 12,000 00 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 348. 



307 



Item 
20 

21 



22 
23 



24 



For the sanatorium (Hampshire County), a sum not 
exceeding five hundred dollars .... 

For the care and maintenance of Grej'lock state reser- 
vation, a sum not exceeding six thousand five hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

For the care and maintenance of Mount Everett state 
reservation, a sum not exceeding two thousand dol- 
lars . . . . . . . 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding eight hundred 
fifty dollars ....... 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 
current year, a sum not exceeding six thousand 
dollars . . . . • . 

For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars . . . . . . . 

And the county commissioners of Berkshire county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of 
said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of two hundred eighty- 
one thousand forty-eight dollars and forty-six cents, 
to be expended, together with the cash balance on 
hand and the receipts from other sources, for the 
above purposes . . . . . 



Appropriations, 
$500 00 etc. and 

county tax, 
Berkshire. 

6,500 00 



2,000 00 
850 00 



6,000 00 
5,000 00 



$281,048 46 



10 



11 



12 
14 



15 



16 



Bristol County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceedmg 
twenty-five thousand dollars . . . . 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 
si.xty-two thousand five hundred dollars 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by 
law, a sum not exceeding thirty-eight thousand 
dollars ........ 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 
exceeding fifty thousand dollars .... 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred thousand dollars 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dol- 
lars ......... 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars . 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding forty-five thousand 
dollars ........ 

For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars ........ 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 
of the insane, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 
dollars ........ 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceed- 
ing five thousand dollars ..... 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county 
buildings, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand 
dollars ........ 

For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, 
other than jails and houses of correction, a sum not 
exceeding fifty-five thousand dollars 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and 
land damages, a sum not exceeding sixty thousand 
dollars ........ 



Appropriations 
$25,000 00 etc.. and 

county tax, 

62,500 00 ^"^*°'- 



38,000 00 

50,000 00 

100,000 00 

100,000 00 

35,000 00 

45,000 00 

1,000 00 

12,000 00 
5,000 00 

20,000 00 

55,000 00 

60,000 00 



308 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 348. 



Appropriations, 
etc., and 
county tax, 
Bristol. 



Item 
17 

18 

19 

22 

23 



24 



For law libraries, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 

dollars $7,000 00 

For training school, a sum not exceeding sixteen 

thousand dollars 16,000 00 

For the agricultural school, a sum not exceeding fifty 

thousand dollars . . . . . . 50,000 00 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 

dollars 7,000 00 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 
current vear, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
five hundred dollars 2,500 00 

For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 

dollars . ... . . . . 10,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Bristol countj^ are 
hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of said 
county for the current year, in the manner pro- 
vided by law, the sum of five hundred sixteen thou- 
sand dollars, to be expended, together with the 
ca.sh balance on hand and the receipts from other 
sources, for the above purposes .... $516,000 00 



County of Dukes County. 



Appropriations, 
etc., and 
county tax, 
Dukes county. 



1 For interest on county debt, a sum not e.xceeding two 

thousand three hundred dollars .... 

2 For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

nine thousand dollars . . . 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by 

law, a sum not exceeding three thousand seven 
hundred sixty-three dollars .... 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding seven hundred dollars .... 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 

exceeding one thousand eight hundred fifty dol- 
lars ......... 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, 
a sum not exceeding six hundred fifty dollars 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding five hundred dollars . . . . 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 

courts, a sum not exceeding eight hundred dollars . 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding seventy-five 
dollars . . . . . . . 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars ........ 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceed- 

ing three hundred dollars . . 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding one thousand dol- 
lars . . . . • .• . • 

15 For care, fuel, light and supplies in county buildings, 

other than jails and houses of correction, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand eight hundred dollars 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

laijd damages, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars .....-•• 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 
current year, a sum not exceeding eight hundred 
dollars ■ . • 

23a For bills of the previous year, a sum not exceeding 
forty-three dollars and four cents , 



$2,300 00 

9,000 00 

3,763 00 

700 00 

1,850 00 

650 00 

500 00 

800 00 

75 00 



500 


00 


300 


00 


1,000 00 


1,800 


00 


2,000 


00 


800 00 


43 


04 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 348. 



309 



Item 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding four hundred 
dollars 
And the county commissioners of the countj' of Dukes 
County are hereby authorized to levy as the county 
tax of said county for the current year, in the 
manner provided by law, the sum of twenty-three 
thousand four hundred thirteen dollars and twenty- 
six cents, to be expended, together with the cash 
balance on hand and the receipts from other sources 
for the above purposes ..... 

Essex County. 

1 For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding fifty 

thousand dollars . . . . . ■ . 

2 For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred sixty-three thousand dollars 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by 

law, a sum not exceeding fifty-one thousand dol- 
lars ......... 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding eighty-four thousand dollars 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 

exceeding one hundred sixty-one thousand dollars . 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, 
a sum not exceeding sixty-seven thousand eight 
hundred dollars ...... 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding eighty-two thousand five hundred dol- 
lars ......... 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 

courts, a sum not exceeding ninety-one thousand 
five hundred dollars, ...... 

9 For trial justices, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 

dollars ........ 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
two hundred dollars . . 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 
five hundred dollars ...... 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceed- 

ing thirteen thousand dollars .... 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding forty-six thousand 
six hundred dollars ...... 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, 

other than jails and houses of correction, a sum not 
exceeding sixty-seven thousand two himdred dol- 
lars ......... 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding two hundred 
sixty-four thousand dollars .... 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding eight thousand 

five hundred dollars ...... 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding fifty-four 

thousand dollars ...... 

19 For the maintenance of the independent agricultural 

school, a sum not exceeding one hundred thirty- 
nine thousand eight hundred dollars ^including re- 
ceipts) . . . . . . _ . 

19a For the equipment of the independent agricultural 
school, a sum not exceeding four thousand four 
hundred fifty dollars ...... 



Appropriations, 

$400 00 county tax, 

Dukes county. 



$23,413 2G 



Appropriations, 

$.50,000 00 ^*<=- f'^f 
* ' county tax, 

Essex. 

163,000 00 



51,000 00 

84,000 00 

161,000 00 

67,800 00 

82,500 00 

91,500 00 
7,000 00 

1,200 00 

13,500 00 
13,000 00 

46,600 00 

67,200 00 

264,000 00 

8,500 00 

54,000 00 

139,800 00 
4,450 00 



310 



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Item 

Appropriations, 22 
etc., and 
county tax, 
Essex. 



23 



24 



For pensions, a sum not exceeding five thousand eight 

hundred dollars . . '^ . . . $.5,800 00 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 
current year, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
nine hundred fortj'-three dollars and nineteen 
cents . . " 4,943 19 

For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 

dollars . . . • 10,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Essex county are 
hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of 
said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of nine hundred ninety- 
three thousand two hundred fifty dollars, to be ex- 
pended, together with the cash balance on hand 
and the receipts from other sources, for the above 
purposes $993,250 00 



Appropriations, 
etc., and 
county tax, 
Franklin. 



Franklin County. 

1 For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding five 

thousand dollars $5,000 00 

2 For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

three thousand fifty dollars .... 3,050 00 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 

by law, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 

three hundred seventy-five dollars . . . 13,375 00 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding five thousand two hundred dollars . 5,200 00 

5 For .salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 

exceeding thirteen thousand dollars . . . 13,000 00 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand dol- 
lars • . . . 22,000 00 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding four thousand dollars .... 4,000 00 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 

courts, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand five 

hundred dollars 11,500 00 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding two hundred 

and fifty dollars 250 00 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

dollars 2,000 00 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceed- 

ing one thousand five hundred dollars . . . 1,500 00 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding one thousand five 

hundred dollars 1,500 00 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, 

other than jails and houses of correction, a sum not 

exceeding nine thousand dollars .... 9,000 00 

16 For highways, including state highwaj^s, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding sixty thousand 

dollars 60,000 00 

16a For the examination of dams, a sum not exceeding 

two thousand dollars 2,000 00 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

two hundred dollars i 2,200 00 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

eight thousand dollars 8,000 00 



1 Includes $1,000, clerk of court fees. 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 348. 



311 



Item 
20 

21 

22 

23 



24 



For the sanatorium (Hampshire County), a sum. not 

exceeding five thousand sixty-five dollars . . $5,065 00 

For Mount Sugar Loaf state reservation, a sum not 

exceeding one thousand eight hundred dollars . 1,800 00 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding four hundred and 

eighty dollars 480 00 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 
current year, a sum not exceeding six hundred 
three dollars and fifteen cents .... 603 15 

For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding five thousand 

dollars . . . . . . . 5,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Franklin county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of 
said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of one hundred forty-nine 
thousand fifteen dollars, to be expended, together 
with the cash balance on hand and the receipts 
from other sources, for the above purposes . . $149,015 00 



Appropriations, 
etc., and 
county tax, 
Franklin. 



Hampden County. 

1 For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 

twelve thousand dollars ..... 

2 For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

seventeen thousand dollars .... 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by 

law, a sum not exceeding thirty-seven thousand 
dollars ........ 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-six thousand dollars . 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 

exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, 
a sum not exceeding seventy thousand dollars 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-three thousand dollars 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 

courts, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars . 

9 For trial justices, a sum not exceeding eight hundred 

dollars ........ 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
two hundred dollars ...... 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars ........ 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceed- 

ing thirteen thousand dollars .... 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand 
dollars ........ 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, 

other than jails and houses of correction, a sum 
not exceedmg fifty-two thousand dollars 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
fifty-five thousand dollars ..... 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 

dollars ........ 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding forty thou- 

sand dollars . . . . . . - . 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

thirty thousand dollars . . . 



Appropriations, 

$12,000 00 ^t"- f "^^ 

w ,^yy^ Kjyj county tax, 
Hampden. 

17,000 00 



37,000 00 
36,000 00 
75,000 00 

70,000 00 

33,000 00 

50,000 00 

800 00 

1,200 00 

10,000 00 
13,000 00 

20,000 00 

52,000 00 

155,000 00 

7,000 00 

40,000 00 

30,000 00 



312 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 348. 



Item 

Appropriations, 20 
etc., and 
count J' tax, 
Hampden. 

21 

22 

23 



24 



For the sanatorium (Hampshire CountjO, a sum not 
exceeding eleven thousand nine hundred sixty-nine 
dollars and ninety-one cents .... $11,969 91 

For Mount Tom state reservation, a sum not exceed- 
ing six thousand five hundred dollars . . . 6,500 00 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding five thousand five 
hundred dollars 5,500 00 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 
current year, a sum not exceeding seven hundred 
fifteen dollars and ninety-one cents . . . 715 91 

For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 

dollars . . 10,000 00 

And the countj^ commissioners of Hampden county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of 
said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided bj'^ law, the sum of four hundred eighty- 
five thousand dollars, to be expended, together 
with the cash balance on hand and the receipts from 
other sources, for the above purposes . . . $485,000 00 



Appropriations, 
etc., and 
county tax, 
Hampshire. 



Hampshire County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding two 

thousand dollars $2,000 00 

2 For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

seventeen thousand dollars .... 17,000 00 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by 

law, a sum not exceeding eighteen thousand dol- 
lars • .•... 18,000 00 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not ex- 

ceeding eight thousand dollars .... 8,000 00 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 

not exceeding twentj^-one thousand dollars . . 21,000 00 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, 
a sum not exceeding eighteen thousand five hun- 
dred dollars 18,500 00 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding eighteen thousand dollars . . . 18,000 00 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 

courts, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars . 5,000 00 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

dollars . . . . . . . 1,000 00 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding three thousand 

dollars 3,000 00 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceed- 

ing three thousand five hundred dollars . 3,500 00 

13 For building county buildings, a sum not exceeding 

ten thousand dollars 10,000 00 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding five thousand dol- 
lars . . . . . . . . 5,000 00 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies m count}' buildings, 

other than jails and houses of correction, a sum not 

exceeding twelve thousand dollars . . . 12,000 00 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding one hundred . 

thousand dollars ...... 100,000 00 

17 For law libraries, a sum not e.xceeding one thousand 

two hundred dollars 1,200 00 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

eight thousand dollars 8,000 00 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 348. 



313 



Item 

20 For the sanatorium, a sum uot exceeding four thou- 

sand dollars ....... 

21 For Mount Tom state reservation, a sum not exceed- 

ing one thousand five hundred dollars . 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding one thousand dol- 

lars ......... 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
five hundred dollars ...... 

2.3a For bills of previous years, a sum not exceeding four 
hundred eighty-three dollars and fifty cents . 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding five thousand 

dollars ........ 

And the county commissioners of Hampshire county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of 
said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of one hundred eighty- 
six thousand five hundred eighty-one dollars and 
sixty-seven cents, to be expended, together with 
the cash balance on hand and the receipts from 
other sources, for the above purposes . 



.Appropriations, 

^4,000 00 ^^-;-i,_ 

Hampshire. 

1,500 00 
1,000 00 



2,.500 00 
483 50 



5,000 00 



.S186,.581 67 



10 



11 



12 
14 



15 



16 



Middlesex County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 
fifty thousand dollars ..... 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 
forty-six thousand dollars ..... 

For salaries of count}' officers and assistants, fixed 
by law, a sum not exceeding sixty-six thousand 
dollars ........ 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 
exceeding two hundred nine thousand dollars 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 
exceeding two hundred fifteen thousand dollars 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred forty thousand 
dollars ........ 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 
exceeding two hundred twenty-five thousand dol- 
lars ......... 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding one hundred fifty-five 
thousand dollars ...... 

For trial justices, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars ........ 

For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, a sum not e-xceeding one thousand 
five hundred dollars ...... 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 
of the insane, a sum not exceeding twenty-seven 
thousand dollars ...... 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceed- 
ing twentj' thousand dollars . . . 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county 
buildings, a sum not exceeding one hundred thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, 
other than jails and houses of correction, a sum no't 
exceeding one hundred twenty thousand dollars 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and 
land damages, a sum not exceeding three hundred 
fifteen thousand dollars ..... 



Appropriations, 
$50,000 00 etc., and 

county tax, 
Middlesex. 
46,000 00 



66,000 00 
209,000 00 
215,000 00 

140,000 00 

225,000 00 

155,000 00 
'1,000 00 

1,500 00 

27,0C0 00 
20,000 00 

100,000 00 

120,000 00 

315,000 00 



314 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 348. 



Appropriations, 
etc., and 
county tax, 
Middlesex. 



Item 

17 

IS 
19 
21 
22 
23 



24 



For law libraries, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 

dollars $7,000 00 

For training school, a sum not exceeding forty-seA'en 

thousand dollars . . . ' . . 47,000 00 

For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-five thousand dollars .... 35,000 00 

For Walden Pond state reservation, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seven thousand dollars .... 7,000 00 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding twenty-tAvo thou- 
sand dollars . 22,000 00 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 
current j'ear, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars . . 5,000 00 

For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 

dollars . . 10,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Middlesex county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of 
said count}' for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of one million three hun- 
dred eighty-five thousand one hundred thirty dol- 
lars and seventy-seven cents, to be expended, to- 
gether with the cash balance on hand and the 
receipts from other sources, for the above pur- 



poses 



$1,385,130 77 



Appropriations, 
etc., and 
county tax, 
Norfolk. 



10 



11 



12 
13 



14 



15 



Norfolk County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 

thirty thousand dollars $30,000 00 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-one thousand two hundred two dollars and 
ninetj'-four cents . . . . . 31,202 94 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by 
law, a sum not exceeding thirty-two thousand dol- 
lars . . 32,000 00 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding fifty-three thousand dollars . . . 53,000 00 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 

not exceeding seventy-four thousand dollars . 74,000 00 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, 
a sum not exceeding forty thousand dollars . . 40,000 00 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding forty-eight thousand dollars . . . 48,000 00 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding thirty-eight thousand 
dollars 38,000 00 

For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars ... . . . . . 2,000 00 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of 
the insane, a sum not exceeding nine thousand dol- 
lars 9,000 00 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceed- 
ing four thousand dollars ..... 4,000 00 

For building county buildings, a sum not exceeding 

four thousand dollars . . . . 4,000 00 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county 
buildings, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dol- 
lars 8,000 00 

For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, 
other than jails and houses of correction, a sum 
not exceeding fifty-one thousand dollars . . 51,000 00 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 348. 



315 



Item 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 
land damages, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
seventy-five thousand dollars .... 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding nine thou- 

sand dollars ....... 

19 For the agricultural school, a sum not exceeding 

seventy-four thousand six hundred eighty dollars . 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding three thousand 

five hundred dollars ...... 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current ,year, a sum not exceeding six thousand five 
hundred eleven dollars and four cents . 
23a For unpaid bills of the previous year, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six hundred seventeen dollars and seventy 
cents ........ 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding eight thou- 

sand dollars ....... 

And the county commissioners of Norfolk county are 
hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of said 
county for the current year, in the manner pro- 
vided by law, the sum of five hundred eighty-eight 
thousand dollars, to be expended, together with 
the cash balance on hand and the receipts from 
other sources, for the above purposes . 



Appropriations, 
etc., and 

$175,000 00 "N°orf*Tk!^''' 



9,000 00 

74,680 00 

3,500 00 



6,511 04 



617 70 
8,000 00 



$588,000 00 



10 



11 



12 



14 



15 



16 



Plymouth County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-two thousand five hundred dollars 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 
forty-one thousand seven hundred fifty dollars 

P''or salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 
by law, a sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand 
three hundred dollars ..... 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-seven thousand five hundred dol- 
lars ......... 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 
exceeding fortj'-six thousand five hundred dollars . 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, 
a sum not exceeding eighty-three thousand dollars . 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 
exceeding forty-eight thousand dollars . 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding twenty-seven thousand 
dollars ........ 

For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
two hundred dollars ...... 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 
of the insane, a sum not exceeding six thousand 
dollars ........ 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 
ceeding three thousand five hundred dollars . 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county 
buildings, a sum not exceeding five thousand dol- 
lars ......... 

For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, 
other than jails and houses of correction, a sum 
not exceeding sixteen thousand dollars 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and 
land damages, a sum not exceeding one himdred 
twelve thousand dollars . , . . . 



Appropriations, 
$22,500 00 etc., and 

county tax, 
Plymouth. 
41,750 00 



22,300 00 

27,500 00 
46,500 00 

83,000 00 
48,000 00 

27,000 00 

1,200 00 

6,000 00 
3,500 00 

5,000 00 

16,000 00 

112,000 00 



316 



Acts, 1924. —Chap. 348. 



Appropriations, 
etc., and 
county tax, 
Plymouth. 



Item 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding five hiindred 

fifty dollars . . . . ._ . . $550 00 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding six thousand 

five hundred dollars 6,500 00 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

eight thousand dollars 8,000 00 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding three thousand one 

hundred fifteen dollars . . . . 3,115 00 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current 3'ear, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
three hundred fifteen dollars and four cents . . 3,315 04 

23a For bills of the previous year for miscellaneous and 
contingent expenses, a sum not exceeding two 
thousand dollars . . . ' . . . 2,000 00 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 

dollars 10,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Plymouth county 
are hereby authorized to levj' as the county tax of 
said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of four hundred twenty- 
five thousand five hundred dollars, to be expended, 
together with the cash balance on hand and the 
receipts from other sources, for the above purposes . $425,500 00 



Appropriations, 
etc., and 
county tax, 
Worcester. 



10 



11 



12 



14 



15 



16 



Worcester County. 

For interest on countv debt, a sum not exceeding 

thirteen thousand dollars $13,000 00 

For reduction of countv debt, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-five thousand dollars .... 35,000 00 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by 

law, a sum not exceeding fiftj' thousand dollars . 50,000 00 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy thousand dollars . . . 70,000 00 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred seventeen thousand dol- 
lars . . . . . . . . . 117,000 00 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, 
a sum not exceeding eightj' thousand dollars . 80,000 00 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding eight}' thousand dollars . . 80,000 00 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding seventj^-five thousand 
dollars 75,000 00 

For trial justices, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

dollars 1,000 00 

For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars . . . . . . . . 2,000 00 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 
of the insane, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand 
dollars 15,000 00 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceed- 
ing twelve thousand dollars .... 12,000 00 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county 
buildings, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dol- 
lars . . . . . . . . . 15,000 00 

For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, 
other than jails and houses of correction, a sum not 
exceeding forty-seven thousand dollars . . 47,000 00 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and 
land damages, a sum not exceeding two hundred 
ninety thousand five hundred dollars . . . 290,500 00 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 349. 317 

Item 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding nine thousand Appropriations, 

dollars. . . . . $9,000 00 «^Xlax. 

18 lor trammg school, a sum not exceedmg twenty-two Worcester. 

thousand dollars 22,000 00 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

thirty thousand dollars 30,000 00 

21 For Mount Wachusett and Purgatory Chasm state 

reservations, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand 

five hundred dollars . . . ... . 15,500 00 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand 

dollars 17,000 00 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding four thousand 

dollars . 4,000 00 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 

dollars . ' . 10,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Worcester county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of 
said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of seven hundred ninety- 
nine thousand dollars, to be expended, together 
with the cash balance on hand and the receipts 
from other sources, for the above purposes . . $799,000 00 

Approved May 12, 1924. 



ChapM9 



An Act establishing the salaries of the registers of 
deeds for dukes and nantucket counties and for the 
southern district of berkshire county. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirty-five of chapter thirty-six of the g. l. 36, §35, 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the second ^"^®'^'^®'*- 
fine, the word "nine" and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
fifteen, — and by striking out, in the third line, the words " one 
thousand" and inserting in place thereof the words: — sixteen 
hundred, — so as to read as follows : — Section 35. The salaries Registers of 
of the registers for Dukes and Nantucket counties shall be fifteen in Duk^,*"^^ 
hundred dollars each, and that of the register for the southern ^uthem^* ^"^"^ 
district of Berkshire county, sixteen hundred dollars. In addi- district of 
tion, said registers shall receive a sum equal to twenty per cent 
of the annual average gross income from all sources of their re- 
spective registries for the five years next preceding January 
first, nineteen hundred and twenty, and said additional amounts 
shall be paid as of said date; and thereafter, in the year suc- 
ceeding each state and national census, said additional amounts 
shall be recomputed on the basis of said average annual receipts 
for the five years next preceding January first in said year, and 
shall be added to said salaries as of said date, provided that Proviso, 
seventy per cent only of all income received after May twentieth, 
nineteen hundred and twenty, shall be taken as a basis for com- 
puting said average annual income. 

Section 2. So much of section one of this act as provides for Submission to 
increasing the salary of the register of deeds for Dukes county, ^3sioner°s™etc. 
for Nantucket county and for the southern district of Berkshire 



318 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 350, 351, 352. 



county, respectively, shall take effect upon its acceptance, prior 
to December thirty-first in the current year, by the county com- 
missioners of his county. Approved May 12, 1924. 



Chap. 350 An Act establishing the salaries of the clerks of the 

COURTS FOR DUKES AND NANTUCKET COUNTIES. 



G. L. 221. § 98, 
amended. 



Salaries of 
clerks of the 
courts for 
Dukes and 
Nantucket 
counties. 
Submission to 
county com- 
missioners, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section ninety-eight of chapter two hundred and 
twent3'-one of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking 
out, in the second line, the words " one thousand " and inserting 
in place thereof the words: — fifteen hundred, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 9S. The salaries of the clerks of the courts 
for Dukes and Nantucket counties shall be fifteen hundred 
dollars each. 

Section 2. So much of section one of this act as provides for 
increasing the salary of the clerk of the courts for Dukes county 
and for Nantucket county, respectively, shall take effect upon 
its acceptance, prior to December thirty-first in the current year, 
by the county commissioners of his county. 

Approved May 12, 1924. 



Chav.S51 An Act relative to certain exemptions under the income 

TAX LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. Section eight of chapter sixty-two of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out subsection (a) and in- 
serting in place thereof the following : — (a) One thousand dol- 
lars in all of income taxable under section one and under sub- 
section (a) of section five, received by a person whose total 
income from all sources does not exceed one thousand dollars 
during the year; but said exemption shall not be given to any 
married person if the combined incomes of both husband and 
wife from all sources exceed fifteen hundred dollars; provided, 
however, that no tax shall be exacted upon any income taxable 
under said section one and said subsection (a) which shall reduce 
the total income of the taxpayer, if unmarried, below one thou- 
sand dollars, or which shall reduce the combined income of 
husband and wife below fifteen hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall apply to the taxation of all income 
received during the calendar year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four and thereafter. Approved May 12, 1924. 



G.L. 62. 18, 
subsect. (a), 
amended. 

Certain 
exemptions 
under income 
tax law. 



Proviso. 



To what 
income ap- 
plicable. 



Chap.S52 An Act authorizing the city of boston to borrow and 

TO RAISE BY TAXATION MONEY FOR HOSPITAL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L For the purpose of erecting additional buildings 
for the Boston City Hospital, for remodeling existing buildings 
of said hospital, for the purchase of additional property for the 
purposes of said hospital, or for any of said purposes, the city of 
Boston may borrow, outside the statutory limit of indebtedness, 



City of Boston 
may borrow 
and raise by 
taxation 
money for 
hospital 
purposes. 



Acts, 1924. —Chaps. 353, 354. 319 

from time to time within a period of five years from the passafje 
of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the 
aggregate, two million dollars, and may issue bonds or notes 
therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Boston City Boston City 
Hospital Loan, Act of 1924. Each authorized issue shall consti- Act^on924.^°' 
tute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more 
than fifteen years from their dates, but no issue shall be author- 
ized under this act unless a sum equal to one half of each such 
authorized issue is voted for the same purpose to be raised from 
taxes or other sources of revenue or from the proceeds of in- 
debtedness incurred within the statutory limit of indebtedness. 
Except as herein provided, indebtedness incurred under this act 
shall be subject to the laws relative to the incurring of debt by 
said city. 

Section 2. The said city, for the purpose of raising any sum Mayie\'y. 
voted to be raised by taxation as authorized by section one of tax^ilmit^etc. 
this act may levy taxes outside the tax limit for general municipal 
purposes to an amount not exceeding the amount so voted. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by Submission to 
vote of the city council of said cit}', subject to the provisions of etc'!' ''°"'^"^' 
its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs prior to Proviso. 
December thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved May 12, 1924. 

An Act providing for the construction of a portion of nh^j^ oko 

THE westerly BORDER ROAD OF WEST ROXBURY PARK- ^' 
WAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The metropolitan district commission is hereby authorized and Metropolitan 

f , T . 1 . PI 111 1 district com- 

directed to construct that portion oi the westerly border road mission to 
of the West Roxbury parkway from Lagrange street to a con- po^ion'of 
nection with the existing parkway drive about opposite Hobson westerly border 
street, and for such purpose may expend a sum not exceeding Roxbury 
forty thousand dollars out of the Metropolitan Parks Mainte- p^'^''^^'^^- 
nance Fund. Approved May 12, 1924. 

An Act authorizing the division of metropolitan plan- Qhav 354 

NING to sell certain MAPS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section six of chapter twenty -eight of the General Laws, in- g. l. 28, § 6, 
serted by section one of chapter three hundred and ninety-nine ^*'^' ^"^«'»'^^'^- 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word " necessary" in the sixteenth 
line the following new sentence : — It may sell such maps or 
other maps prepared by it from time to time in connection with 
the work under its charge at such prices and on such conditions 
as it may determine, — so as to read as follows : — Section 6. Division of 
Said division shall investigate and make recommendations as to planning, *^ 
transportation service and facilities within the district consisting dutiS^ ^"^^ 
of all the cities and towns in the metropolitan sewer districts. 



320 



Acts, 1924. — Chap. 355. 



May sell 
certain maps. 



State depart- 
ments, etc., 
may consult 
with division, 
etc. 



Estimates to 
budget com- 
missioner. 
Annual report. 



and the metropolitan parks district, and the co-ordination 
thereof upon highways, roads, bridges, waterways, railroads, 
street railways and other arteries of traffic; the manner of 
effecting such co-relationship and what improvements and new 
facilities should be provided for a comprehensive and co-ordi- 
nated development of transportation for said district. It shall 
confer with the local planning agencies in the district with regard 
to such projects as are not of an exclusively local character. It 
shall recommend the method of carrying into effect and financing 
the projects recommended by it, and shall make such maps, 
plans and estimates of cost as may be needed for its investiga- 
tions and reports, and may employ such assistants therefor as 
it deems necessary. It may sell such maps or other maps pre- 
pared by it from time to time in connection with the work under 
its charge at such prices and on such conditions as it may de- 
termine. The various other departments, boards and divisions 
of the commonwealth, the public trustees, respectively, of the 
Boston Elevated Railway Company and of the Eastern Massa- 
chusetts Street Railway Company, the street commissioners, 
planning boards and other officials of cities and towns com- 
prising said district, and the various public utilities operating 
therein may consult with it and furnish all facts and information 
requested within their knowledge or control. 

The division shall annually submit to the budget commis- 
sioner the estimates required by sections three and four of chapter 
twenty-nine, and shall prepare and file an annual report as re- 
quired by sections thirty-two and thirty-three of chapter thirty. 

Approved May 12, 1924. 



Chap.Z55 An Act relative to the tenure of office of the city 

MESSENGER AND ASSISTANT CITY MESSENGER OF THE CITY 
OF CHICOPEE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city messenger and the assistant city mes- 
senger of the city of Chicopee in office at the time this act takes 
effect and any person thereafter elected to fill any vacancy exist- 
ing in such offices shall hold office during good behavior and 
until removed by the board of aldermen in accordance with the 
provisions of chapter thirty-one of "the General Laws and the 
rules and regulations made thereunder relative to removals 
from the classified public service. After this act takes effect, 
any vacancy in the office of city messenger or assistant city 
messenger in said city shall be filled by election by ballot by its 
board of aldermen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by 
vote of the city council of said city, subject to the provisions of 
its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs prior to 
December thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved May 12, 1924. 



City of 
Chicopee, city 
messenger and 
assistant city 
messenger, 
tenure of office. 



Vacancies. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



Proviso. 



Acts, 1924. — Chaps. 356, 357. 321 



An Act relative to the leasing bt state departments, QIku) 355 
commissions and boards of quarters or premises out- 
side of buildings owned by the commonwealth. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter eight of the General Laws is hereby amended by in- G. l. 8, new 

,• Pi ,• j_ ,1 r 11 • J.* o j" section after 

serting aiter section ten the loUowing new section: — bcction § lo. 
10 A. When a state department, commission or board is au- Leasing by 
thorized to procure quarters or to occupy premises outside of the ments, etc"! of 
state house or other building owned by the commonwealth, the quarters or 

,,.. .°, icii • premises out- 

executive and administrative head or such department, commis- side of buiid- 
sion or board shall, in the name and behalf of the commonwealth, commonwealth. 
execute the lease, but no such lease shall be valid until approved 
by the superintendent of buildings and the governor and council. 

Approved May 12, 1924. 



Chap.S57 



An Act relative to the payment of state aid to certain 
veterans of the world war and to certain dependent 

relatives OF SUCH VETERANS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section six of chapter one hundred and fifteen of the General ^tc ^'amended' 
Laws, as amended by sections one and two of chapter two hun- 
dred and twenty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one, is hereby further amended by striking out, in the 
sixty-fourth, sixty-fifth and sixty-sixth lines, as printed in the 
General Laws, the words " ; and provided further, that such 
soldier, sailor or nurse was honorably discharged from such 
service by reason of illness or disability incurred therein", and 
by striking out, in the eighty-ninth and ninetieth lines, as so 
printed, the words "such service from injuries received or dis- 
abilities or illness incurred therein" and inserting in place 
thereof the words : — all enlistments or appointments in such 
service, — so as to read as follows : — Section 6. The recipient Payment of 
of state aid shall have a residence, and shall actually reside, in ^*^*^ ^* ' ®*°* 
the town from which such aid is received, shall not receive aid 
from any other town in the commonwealth or from any other 
state, shall be in such needy circumstances as to require public 
assistance, and, if a soldier, sailor or nurse, shall have been 
honorably discharged from all appointments and enlistments in 
the army or navy, shall be so far disabled, as the result of his 
service in the army or navy, as to preve