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SERGEANT-AT-ARMS 



ACTS 



RESOLVES 



PASSED BY THE 



(iencral ^mvi 4 P^assathusctts 



IN THE TEAR 



1927 



TOGETHER WITH 

RETURNS OF VOTES UPON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 

AND QUESTIONS SUBMITTED TO VOTERS, TABLES 

SHOWING CHANGES IN THE STATUTES, ETC. 



PUBLISHED BT THE 

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH 




BOSTON 
WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING COMPANY 

1927 



ACTS AND RESOLVES 

OF 

MASSACHUSETTS 
1927 



!^" The General Court, which was chosen November 2, 192G, assembled 
on Wednesday, the fifth day of January, 1927, for its first annual session. 

The oaths of office were taken and subscribed by His Excellency Alvan 
T. Fuller and His Honor Fhank G. Allen on Thursday, the sixth day 
of January, in the presence of the two Houses assembled in convention. 



ACTS. 



An Act authorizing the city of Gloucester to borrow (JJidn \ 

AN ADDITIONAL AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR SEWERAGE PUR- 
POSES. 

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. For the purposes specified in chapter two City of 
hundred and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred m^y torrow 
and twenty-five, the city of Gloucester may from time to an additional 

,"''•' , '' , amount of 

time borrow such sums as may be necessary, not exceed- money for 
ing, in the aggregate, three hundred thousand dollars, in p^urpo^sll 
addition to any sums heretofore authorized for sewerage 
purposes, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall 
bear on their face the words, Gloucester Sewerage Loan, Act Gloucester 
of 1927. Each authorized issue shall constitute a sepa- AcToTi927.°^°' 
rate 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 provided herein, be subject to 
chapter forty-four of the General Laws, including the 
proviso inserted in section seven of said chapter by chap- 
ter 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 January 27, 1927 . 



An Act relative to the sittings of the second district (JJiQr) 2 

COURT OF PLYMOUTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The second district court of Plymouth Second district 
shall be held in Hingham on Monday, Wednesday and pl^outh, 
Friday, and in Abington on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday ?itting3- 
in each week. 

Section 2. So much of chapter three hundred and fifty Certain inoon- 
of the acts of eighteen hundred and seventy-four as is in- slonTrepealed. 
consistent herewith is hereby repealed. 

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

Approved January 27, 1927. 



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Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 3, 4. 



G. L. 80, § 4, 
etc., amended. 



Collection of 
assessments. 



Chap. 3 -^N Act relative to notice of assessments of better- 
ments. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section four of chapter eighty of the General Laws, as 
amended by section two of chapter three hundred and 
seventy-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, is hereby further amended by inserting after the 
word "accordance" in the fifth line the words: — , except 
as to the date of notice, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 4- Within a reasonable time after making the 
assessment the board shall commit the list of assessments 
upon land in each town with their warrant to the collector 
of taxes thereof, and he shall forthwith send notice in ac- 
cordance, except as to the date of notice, with section three 
of chapter sixty, to the person designated under section one 
as the owner of each parcel assessed, and any demand for 
the payment of such assessment shall be made upon such 
person. Except as otherwise herein provided, the col- 
lector shall have the same powers and be subject to the 
same duties with respect to such assessments as in the case 
of the annual taxes upon real estate, and the law in regard 
to the collection of the annual taxes, to the sale of land for 
the non-paj'ment thereof and to redemption therefrom shall 
apply to assessments made under this chapter, so far as the 
same are applicable; but the owner of land assessed shall 
not be personally liable for the assessment thereon. livery 
collector of taxes receiving a list and warrant from the board 
shall collect the assessment therein set forth, and at such 
times as the board shall direct shall pay over to the treas- 
urer of the body politic on behalf of which the assessment 
was made the amounts collected by him. 

Approved January 27, 1927. 



Chap. 4 An Act expediting the construction of a breakwater 

OR SEA WALL AT GREAT HEAD IN THE TOWN OF WIN- 
THROP. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter three hundred and eighty-eight 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six is hereby 
amended by striking out, in the eighth and ninth lines, the 
words "July first, nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, 
nor until", — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. Sub- 
ject to the conditions herein imposed, the division of water- 
ways and public lands of the department of public works 
is hereby authorized and directed to construct a breakwater 
or sea wall with such backfilling as it considers necessary 
along the easterly and southerly sides of Great Head, so- 
called, in the town of Winthrop for the purpose of protect- 
ing said Great Head from erosion by the sea. No work 
shall be begun until the town of Winthrop has assumed 



1926. 388, § 1, 
amended. 



Division of 
waterways and 
public lands 
to construct 
breakwater or 
pea wall at 
Great Head 
in town of 
Winthrop. 



No work until 
town of 
Winthrop has 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 5, 6. 5 

liability for damages that may be incurred hereunder in assumed lia- 
the manner provided by section twenty-nine of chapter damag^'iand 
ninety-one of the General Laws, nor until said town has gta^foife^haif 
contributed and paid into the treasury of the commonwealth of cost, etc. 
one half of the maximum total cost of such improvement 
hereinafter set forth, which together with such sum, not 
exceeding one half of such maximum total cost as aforesaid, 
as may hereafter be appropriated by the commonwealth Appropriation 
in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, shall con- 19^27. etc."* 
stitute a fund for the improvement herein authorized; pro- Provisos. 
vided, that the total cost of such improvement shall not 
exceed seventy-five thousand dollars, and provided, further, 
that if any of the aforesaid fund remains after the completion 
of such improvement one half of such remainder shall be 
paid to said town. Approved February 2, 1927. 

An Act regulating the taking and possession of loch (JJku) 5 
leven trout. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section forty-nine of chapter one hundred and thirty of ^c ^ameAded^.' 
the General Laws, as amended by chapter two hundred and 
sixty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three 
and by section one of chapter nineteen of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby further amended by 
inserting after the word "rainbow" in the sixth line the 
words: — , Loch Leven, — so as to read as follows: — Sec- Buying, seii- 
tion 1^9. Except as provided in section fifty-two, no person etc.', of trout 
shall at any time buy, sell or offer for sale a trout or take or regulated. 
have in possession trout between August first in any year 
and April fifteenth of the year following; or have in pos- 
session at any time a brook trout less than six inches in 
length or a rainbow, Loch Leven or brown trout less than 
eight inches in length, or a trout less than twelve inches in 
length if taken from that section of the Deerfield river lying Application to 
between Shelburne Falls and the state line at Sherman, Deerfieid^river. 
Vermont, unless taken by a person lawfully fishing and 
immediately returned alive to the water whence it was 
taken. Approved February 2, 1927. 

An Act relative to the taking, possession and sale Qhny 6 

OF BLUE GILLS AND SUNFISH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and thirty of the General Laws is g. l. i30. 
hereby amended by striking out section seventy-eight A, f^ended!" 
inserted by chapter one hundred and eighty-eight of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one and amended by 
section four of chapter two hundred and sixty-eight of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Section 78 A. No person shall S^^'i^fe'°° 
take or have in possession more than six black bass, fifteen etc.. of certain 

fresh water fish. 



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Acts, 1927. — Chap. 7. 



Penalty. 



pickerel, forty horned pout, forty yellow perch, five wall 
eyed pike, sometimes called pike perch, or forty blue gills 
or sunfish, taken from the waters of the commonwealth in 
any one daj'. Nor shall he take from said waters or have in 
possession horned pout between March first and June fif- 
teenth in any year, yellow perch between March first and 
April first in any year or blue gills or sunfish between De- 
cember first and July first of the year following, nor shall 
he at any time buy, sell, offer or expose for sale or have in 
possession for the purpose of sale a horned pout, yellow 
perch, blue gill or sunfish taken from the waters of the 
commonwealth. Nor shall he have in possession at any time 
a blue gill or sunfish taken from said waters which is less 
than six inches in length except when taken by him while 
lawfully fishing and immediately returned alive to the water 
whence it was taken. Whoever violates any provision of 
this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than 
ten dollars for every fish in respect to which such violation 
occurs. Approved February 2, 1927. 



G. L. 15, § 12, 
etc., amended. 



Chap. 7 An Act fixing the time of meetings of the advisory 

BOARD OF THE DIVISION OF IMMIGRATION AND AMERICAN- 
IZATION IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twelve of chapter fifteen of the General Laws, as 
amended by section one of chapter four hundred and forty- 
nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, is 
hereby further amended by striking out, in the ninth to 
eleventh lines, inclusive, the words " at least once a month, 
and at such other times as it may determine by rule and 
when requested by the director or by" and inserting in 
place thereof the following: ■^- quarterly and at such times 
as may be determined by the director; provided, that a 
special meeting shall be called by the director on the writ- 
ten request of, — so as to read as follows: — Section 12. The 
division of immigration and Americanization shall consist 
of a director and an advisory board of six persons. Upon 
the expiration of the term of office of a director of the divi- 
sion, his successor shall be appointed for five years by the 
governor, with the advice and consent of the council. Two 
members of the advisory board shall be appointed annually 
for three years each, by the governor, with like advice 
and consent. Said board shall meet quarterly and at such 
times as may be determined by the director; provided, 
that a special meeting shall be called by the director on the 
written request of any three members. The director and 
members of said board shall receive no compensation for 
their services, but shall be reimbursed for their actual neces- 
sary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. 

Approved February 2, 1927. 



Division of 

immigration 
and American- 
ization, 
organization. 



Time of 

meetings. 

Proviso. 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 8, 9. 



An Act authorizing the city of beverly to establish Qh^y c 

A TRUST FUND TO PROVIDE MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR THE ' 

PUBLIC SCHOOL CHILDREN OF SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Beverly is hereby authorized Bg^/g",^^^ 
to appropriate a sum of not less than fifty-nine hundred establish a 
dollars out of its receipts under authority of chapter four to^'priviSe 
hundred and eighty of the acts of nineteen hundred and J^ent°fOT'"®^biic 
twenty-four, being "An Act providing for the return to the schoolchildren. 
cities and towns of certain surplus funds collected to pro- 
vide suitable recognition of those residents of Massachusetts 
who served in the army and navy of the United States during 
the war with Germany", and to set the same apart as a trust 
fund, said fund, together with such other money as may be 
contributed to it from time to time, to be known as the To be known 
World War Veterans' Memorial Fund, the income of which veterans'^^^'^ 
shall be used only to provide medical treatment for the pub- p®^°"^^ 
lie school children of said city and medical appliances for use 
among said children, as approved by the school physicians. 
An unpaid board of three trustees, consisting of the mayor and ^"g^ees^to 
city treasurer of said citj^ ex officiis, and the commander of manage, etc., 
the Earl T. Wardell Post No. 12, American Legion, ex officio, ""■°"^- 
so long as the post continues to exist and thereafter a worthy 
citizen of the city of Beverly appointed by the mayor of 
said city, shall manage and control the fund and distribute 
the income in accordance with the terms of the trust. 

Section 2. The city treasurer shall be the custodian of ^ be^custodtan 
said fund and its securities and shall invest and reinvest the etc. 
same and expend therefrom moneys as directed by said 
board. The treasurer shall furnish a bond satisfactory to Bond. 
said board for the faithful performance of his duties. The Board to 
board shall keep a record of its doings, d.nd at the close of andfmake 
each financial year shall make a report to the city showing '"^p"''* *° '^'^y- 
the total amount of the fund and its investments, receipts 
and disbursements on account of the same, setting forth in 
detail the sources of the receipts and the purposes of the 
expenditures. Said report shall be incorporated in the Report to be 
printed annual report of said city. '^"" ^ 

Approved February 2, 1927. 



Chap. 



An Act relative to the transportation of school 
children at public expense by the new bedford 
and onset street railway company in the towns 
of bourne, marion, mattapoisett, middleborough, 
rochester and wareham. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one hundred and eight of chapter one G. l. 161, § los, 
hundred and sixty-one of the General Laws shall not apply [opayraems^ 
to payments for transportation, on and after October first, [°^„ ^^gXior 



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Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 10, 11. 



children over 
New Bedford 
and Onset 
street railway 
by certain 
towns. 

Submission to 
voters, etc. 



nineteen hundred and twenty-six, of school children over the 
lines of the New Bedford and Onset Street Railway Com- 
pany by the town of Bourne, Marion, Mattapoisett, Middle- 
borough, Rochester or Wareham. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect as to any of 
said towns upon its acceptance by vote of the town in town 
meeting, but for the purpose of such acceptance it shall take 
effect upon its passage. Approved February 3, 1927. 



Chap. 10 An Act to authorize the town of w'eymouth to ex- 
change CERTAIN LAND FORMING PART OF GREAT HILL 
PARK, SO-CALLED. 



Town of 
Weymouth 
may exchange 
certain land 
forming part 
of Great Hill 
park. 



Land received 
in exchange to 
be held by 
town for park 
purposes. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of selectmen of the town of 
Weymouth, or a majority of them, may, if authorized by 
vote of the town, convey to Peter B. Bradley and Robert S. 
Bradley, or their nominee, certain land forming the easterly 
portion of Great Hill park, so-called, located in said town and 
accept in exchange therefor a deed of an equal area of land 
on Great Hill located northerly, westerly or southerly of 
the present Great Hill park. 

Section 2. Land so received in exchange shall be held by 
said town for park purposes in like manner and upon the 
same terms and conditions as the present Great Hill park. 

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

Approved February 9, 1927. 



Chap. 11 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G. L. 59, § 5. 
cl. seventeenth, 
eto., amended. 



Exemption 
from local 
taxation of 
widows, aged 
persons and 
certain minors, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



An Act relative to exemption from local taxation of 
certain property of certain unmarried women. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would in part 
defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Clause seventeenth of section five of chapter fifty-nine of 
the General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter 
seventeen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, 
is hereby further amended by striking out, in the third line 
of said clause, the words " of an unmarried woman above the 
age of twenty-one," — so as to read as follows: — Seven- 
teenth, Property, to the amount of one thousand dollars, of 
a widow, of a person above the age of seventy-five, or of 
any minor whose father is deceased, who are legal residents 
of the commonwealth, whether such property be owned by 
such persons separately, or jointly, or as tenants in common; 
provided, that the whole 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 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 12. 9 

twelfth, twentieth and twenty -first clauses of this section and 
exclusive of the value of the mortgage interest held by per- 
sons 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 ex- 
empted shall be one thousand dollars. If the property 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 judg- Appeal, 
ment may appeal to the county commissioners within the 
time and in the manner allowed by section sixty-four. 

Approved February 9, 1927. 



An Act authorizing the board of health of the city of Qhav 12 

WORCESTER TO DETERMINE THE COMPENSATION OF THE 
inspector OF MILK, BUTTER, CHEESE, LARD AND VINEGAR 
IN SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1, Section one of chapter four hundred and i906, 462. § i, 

PI !»• Ill i-'ii amenaed. 

sixty-two oi the acts oi nmeteen hundred and six is hereby 
amended by striking out, in the eighteenth line, the words 
"city counsel" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
board of health, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. inspector of 
The board of health of the city of Worcester is hereby ^po'intment 
authorized to appoint an inspector of milk, butter, cheese, of'v^^'rces^ter*^ 
lard and vinegar in said city. Upon the passage of this act, 
such inspector shall be appointed to serve from the date of 
his appointment until his successor is appointed and qualified; 
but he may be suspended or removed by said board for 
cause after a hearing of which he shall have at least forty 
hours' written notice, with a statement of the reasons for the 
contemplated suspension or removal. At the hearing he 
shall have the right to be present and to be represented by 
counsel. Any vacancy in the said office shall be filled by Vacancy, how 
appointment as aforesaid. The said inspector shall be 
sworn before entering upon his duties. He shall have the Powers and 
powers conferred and perform the duties imposed by law '*"*'^^- 
upon inspectors of milk, butter, cheese, lard and vinegar in 
said city, and he shall perform such other duties as said 
board may assign to him. He shall receive such compen- Compensation, 
sation as the board of health of the city may determine. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 9, 1927. 



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Acts, 1927. —Chaps. 13, 14. 



Chap. 13 An Act relative to the revocation by the town of 

MILTON OF KESEKVATIONS OE SPECIAL SPACES FOR THE USE 
OF STREET RAILWAYS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and twenty-one of the 
acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-five is hereby amended 
by inserting after section three the two following new sec- 
tions: — Section 3 A. The reservation of any special space 
for the use of street railways, under the provisions of this 
act, may from time to time be revoked in whole or in part 
by the vote of a majority of the voters voting thereon at a 
town meeting called for the purpose. Such vote shall 
designate by description sufficiently accurate for identifica- 
tion the space as to which such reservation is revoked. 
Such vote shall be passed in open town meeting and need 
not be placed upon the ballot. 

Upon such revocation the provisions of sections one to 
three, inclusive, of this act shall cease to apply to the whole 
or that part of such special space as to which the reservation 
is revoked. Revocation as above provided shall not affect 
the validity of any location theretofore granted to street 
railways, but such location may be altered in accordance 
with the provisions of section seventy-one of chapter one 
hundred and sixty-one of the General Laws, except as 
provided in the following section. Section SB. If the reser- 
vation of an}' such special space is revoked in whole or in 
part as aforesaid and the whole or that part thereof as to 
which the reservation is revoked is made a part of a public 
highway for general travel by the town of Milton, said town 
shall not assess any part of the expenses thereof, due to 
paving, alteration, change of grade or otherwise, upon the 
street railway company holding a location in such formerly 
reserved space, and shall reimburse such street railway 
company for any expenses necessarily incurred by it to 
adapt its railway to the highway as thus changed. 

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

Approved February 9, 1927. 



1895, 121, two 
new sectiona 
after § 3. 



Revocation of 
special spaces 
for use of street 
railways by 
majority vote 
at open town 
meeting, etc. 



Certain sec- 
tions of act 
not to apply 
to revoked 
reserved 
spaces, etc. 



Town not to 
assess street 
railway com- 
pany for ex- 
penses of 
paving, etc., 
revoked 
reserved spaces 
made public 
highway, etc. 



Reimburse- 
ment. 



Chap. 14 



Dukes County 
may borrow 
money for 
purchase of 
land in Gay 
Head for 
highway and 
park purposes. 



An Act authorizing the county of dukes county to 
borrow money for the purchase of land in the town 
of gay head for highway and park purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of purchasing certain lands 
in the town of Gay Head for highway and park purposes, 
the county commissioners of the county of Dukes County 
may from time to time borrow upon the credit of the county 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the ag- 
gregate, twenty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 15, 16. 11 

notes of the county therefor, which shall bear on their face 
the words, Dukes County Highway and Park Loan, Act of gukes County 
1927. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan. Park 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 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by the county commissioners of the county of Dukes County; mi'ssi'o^neraof 
provided, that such acceptance occurs during the current Dukes County. 
year; but so much thereof as authorizes its acceptance Proviso. 
shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 9, 1927. 

An Act authorizing the city of Springfield to sell Qhn'r) 15 

AND CONVEY CERTAIN PARK LAND. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The city of Springfield may, upon such terms and for such City of Spring- 
considerations as the city council of said city may approve, fnd convey^^^ 
convey the whole or any part or parts of certain park land p'tain park 
in said city within a district bounded northerly by the Boundaries, 
northerly line of Court street extended westerly across 
Columbus avenue to the Connecticut river; westerly by the 
Connecticut river; southerly by Elm street easterly of the 
land of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad 
Company, and by the land of the United Electric Light 
Company westerly of the land of said railroad company; 
and easterly by Columbus avenue; and may, upon the terms 
and for the considerations aforesaid, grant an easement or 
easements in or over any part or parts of such park land. 

Approved February 9, 1927. 

An Act including the kearsarge association of naval Qfidr) 16 

VETERANS, INC. AMONG THOSE ORGANIZATIONS UNDER THE 
AUSPICES OF WHICH CITIES AND TOWNS MAY CONDUCT THE 
PROPER OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY AND OTHER 
PATRIOTIC HOLIDAYS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Clause (12) of section five of chapter forty of the General ^\li2)*'i'J ^' 
Laws, as amended by section six of chapter four hundred and amended, 
eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one 
and by chapters two hundred and two and four hundred 
and one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is 
hereby further amended by inserting after the word "States" 
in the eighteenth line of said clause the words: — and under 



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Acts, 1927. — Chap. 17. 



Cities and 
towns may 
appropriate 
money for 
decoration of 
soldiers' graves 
and for observ- 
ance of Memo- 
rial Day and 
other patriotic 
holidays, etc. 



the auspices of the Kearsarge Association of Naval Veterans, 
Inc., — so that said clause will read as follows: — (12) For 
erecting headstones or other monuments at the graves of 
persons who served in the war of the revolution, the war of 
eighteen hundred and twelve, the Seminole war, the Mexican 
war or the war of the rebellion or who served in the military 
or naval service of the United States in the Spanish American 
war or in the World war; for acquiring land by purchase or 
by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine, purchasing, 
erecting, equipping or dedicating buildings, or constructing 
or dedicating other suitable memorials, for the purpose of 
properly commemorating the services and sacrifices of per- 
sons who served as aforesaid; for the decoration of the 
graves, monuments or other memorials of soldiers, sailors 
and marines who served in the army, navy or marine corps 
of the United States in time of war or insurrection and the 
proper observance of Memorial Day and other patriotic 
holidays under the auspices of the local posts of the Grand 
Army of the Republic, United Spanish War Veterans, The 
American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the 
United States and under the auspices of the Kearsarge 
Association of Naval Veterans, Inc. ; or for keeping in repair 
graves, monuments or other memorials erected to the 
memory of such persons or of its firemen who died from 
injuries received in the performance of their duties in the 
fire service .or for decorating the graves of such firemen or 
for other memorial observances in their honor. Money 
appropriated in honor of such firemen may be paid over to, 
and expended for such purposes by, any veteran firemen's 
association or similar organization. 

Approved February 9, 1927. 



Chap. 17 An Act validating cektain acts of hugh j. cleary 

ACTING AS INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS OF THE CITY OF 
MALDEN AND AUTHORIZING PAYMENT TO HIM OF CERTAIN 
SALARY AND EXPENSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The acts of Hugh J. Cleary, performed by 
him during the period from July first, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five to January twentieth, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-six, both dates inclusive, purportedly as inspector of 
buildings of the city of Maiden, in so far as the same were 
invalid by reason of their performance prior to his qualifica- 
tion as the legal incumbent of said office, are hereby vali- 
dated and confirmed, and the said city may pay to the 
said Cleary the salary pertaining to the said office, and may 
reimburse him for expenses incurred in the course of per- 
forming the duties thereof, during said period. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs 
during the current year. Approved February 9, 1927. 



Acts of Hugh 
J. Cleary as 
acting inspector 
of buildings of 
city of Maiden, 
validated. 



Salary and 
reimbursement 
for expenses 
incurred. 

Submission to 
city council, 
etc. 



ProviBO. 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 18, 19. 13 



An Act relative to the qualification of certain city fh^^j. lo 

AND town officers. ' ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and seven of chapter forty-one of the g. l. 41, § 107, 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the ''"tended. 
word "one" in the seventh Hne the following: — , before 
entering upon his official duties shall be sworn to the faithful 
performance thereof, either by the moderator in open town 
meeting or by the town clerk, and, — so as to read as follows: 
— Section 107. A person who is elected town clerk shall be Town clerk, 
sworn either by the moderator or by a justice of the peace, °^t^°^°ffice. 
and shall enter upon the performance of his duties on the ing upon duties, 
seventh da}'^ succeeding his election or as soon thereafter as 
he is qualified and shall hold office during the term fixed 
by law, which shall begin on the seventh day succeeding his 
election, and until another person is qualified in his stead. 
Every other town officer designated by name in section one, other town 
before entering upon his official duties shall be sworn to the "l^''®"' °^*^' 
faithful performance thereof, either by the moderator in 
open town meeting or by the town clerk, and, unless other 
provision is specifically made by law, shall enter upon the 
performance of his duties on the day after his election, or as 
soon thereafter as he is qualified, and shall hold office during 
the term fixed by law, which shall begin on the day after 
the annual meeting, and until another person is qualified in 
his stead. Approved February 9, 1927. 



An Act relative to eligibility for appointment on fhnnr) 10 
the staff of the commander-in-chief of the militia. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-two of chapter thirty-three of the Gen- G. l. 33, $ 22, 
eral Laws, as appearing in chapter four hundred and sixty- '^^'^" ^"^^°'^^'^- 
five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is 
hereby amended by inserting after the word "equivalent" in 
the twenty-first line the word: — active, — so that the 
paragraph contained in lines eighteen to twenty-three, 
inclusive, of said section will read as follows: — No person Eligibility to 
shall be eligible to appointment on said staff unless he has o^^gta'g^f'^* 
served at least six years in the volunteer militia of the com- commander- 
monwealth, at least two years of which shall have been as a '°'''^'^^- 
commissioned officer, or has had equivalent active service in 
the army or navy of the United States, or in the organized 
militia of other states. Approved February 9, 1927. 



14 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 20, 21, 22. 



Chap. 20 ^N ^^'^ RELATIVE TO THE SALARY OF JOHN R. CAMPBELL AS 
ASSISTANT CLERK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR CRIMINAL 
BUSINESS IN THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Repeal. Chapter one hundred and ninety-seven of the Special 

Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen, establishing the 
salary of John R. Campbell as assistant clerk of the superior 
court for criminal business for the county of Suffolk at four 
thousand dollars, is hereby repealed. 

Approved February 9, 1927. 



Chap. 



G. L. 176, I 23, 
amended. 

Death, endow- 
ment and 
annuity bene- 
fits on lives of 
children, etc. 



21 An Act relating to death, endowment and annuity 
benefits on the lives of children in fraternal 

benefit SOCIETIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-six of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out section twenty- 
three and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 
23. Any society operating on the lodge system may provide 
in its constitution and by-laws, in addition to other benefits 
provided for therein, for the payment. of death, endowment 
or annuity benefits upon the lives of children between the 
ages of one and eighteen years at the next birthday, for 
whose support and maintenance a member of the society is 
responsible. Any such society may at its option organize 
and operate branches for such children, and membership in 
local lodges and initiation therein shall not be required of 
such children, nor shall they have any voice in the manage- 
ment of the society. The total death benefits payable as 
above provided shall in no case exceed the following amounts 
at ages at the next birthday after death, respectively, as 
follows: one, twenty-five dollars; two, fifty dollars; three, 
seventy-five dollars; four, one hundred dollars; five, one 
hundred and thirty dollars; six, one hundred and seventy- 
five dollars; seven, two hundred dollars; eight, two hundred 
and fifty dollars; nine, three hundred and twenty-five 
dollars; ten, four hundred dollars; eleven, five hundred 
dollars; twelve, six hundred dollars; thirteen, seven hun- 
dred dollars; fourteen, eight hundred dollars; fifteen, nine 
hundred dollars; and sixteen to eighteen years, where not 
otherwise authorized by law, one thousand dollars. 

Approved February 9, 1927. 



Chap. 22 An Act authorizing the town of saugus to acquire, 

USE AND maintain CERTAIN LAND IN THE CITY OF REVERE 
FOR PARK AND PLAYGROUND PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Town of The town of Saugus may acquire by gift, use and main- 

acquire,™^^, tain a tract of land, hereinafter described, in the city of 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 23. 15 

Revere for public park and playground purposes. Said ^^^f^y^'j^^^i i'l 
tract is bounded and described as follows: — Beginning at park and 
a point on the boundary line between said town of Saugus pui^°osm" 
and said city of Revere where the southerly line of land 
now or formerly of James F. Miller crosses said boundary 
line, thence running southwesterly on said land now or 
formerly of said Miller about one hundred sixty feet to a 
corner at land now or formerly of Hatch; thence turning 
and running easterly on said land now or formerly of said 
Hatch about one hundred forty-two and fifty hundredths 
feet to said boundary hne at other land of said town of 
Saugus; thence turning and running northwesterly on said 
boundary line one hundred feet more or less to the point of 
beginning. Being all that portion of the land conveyed by 
George A. Miller to Cliftondale Recreation Park, Inc., by 
deed dated November fifteenth, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-two, and recorded with Suffolk Deeds, book forty- 
four hundred and thirty-one, page three hundred and thir- 
teen, which lies within said city of Revere. 

Approved February 9, 1927. 

An Act extending and making more certain the time Qhdjj 23 

FOR adopting an ORDER OF TAKING WHEN NECESSARY IN ^ 

LAYING OUT, ALTERING OR RELOCATING A TOWN WAY OR 
PRIVATE WAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-four of chapter eighty-two of the General ^^(fg^j ^ ^*' 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the fourth line, 
the words "ten days after" and inserting in place thereof 
the words: — thirty days after the termination of the town 
meeting at which, — so as to read as follows: — Section 24- J^^ngnt''^ 
If it is necessary to acquire land for the purposes of a town domain and 
way or private way which is laid out, altered or relocated by '^°"^°®- 
the selectmen, road commissioners or other officers of a 
town under this chapter, such officers shall within thirty days 
after the termination of the town meeting at which the 
laying out, alteration or relocation of such town way or 
private way is accepted by the town, adopt an order for the 
taking of such land by eminent domain under chapter 
seventy-nine. Any person sustaining damage in his property 
by the laying out, relocation, alteration or discontinuance 
of a town way or private way, or by specific repairs thereon, 
shall be entitled to recover the same under said chapter. 
If no entry has been made upon land taken for the purpose 
of a town way, or if the location has for any other cause 
become void, a person who has suffered loss or been put to 
expense by the proceedings shall be entitled to recover in- 
demnity therefor under said chapter. If a private way is 
laid out, relocated, altered or discontinued by a town, or if 
a town makes specific repairs thereon, or if a town way is 
discontinued, the persons upon whose application such way 
is laid out, relocated, altered or discontinued or upon whose 



16 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 24. 



First sentence 
not to apply 
to cities. 



application specific repairs are made thereon shall, before 
such way is entered upon for the purposes of construction, 
or is closed up, give such town security satisfactory to the 
selectmen that they will indemnify such town for all damages 
and charges which it is obliged to pay by reason thereof, 
and all such damages and charges shall be repaid to the 
town by the persons making such application; provided, 
however, that in case of the discontinuance of a town way 
the selectmen may order a part of the damages to be paid 
by the town. The first sentence of this section shall not 
apply to cities. Approved February 9, 1927. 



Chap. 24 An Act relative to nominations for state offices. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



G. L. 53, § 3, 
amended. 



Candidate 
whose name is 
not printed 
must accept 
nomination. 



G. L. 53, 
amended. 



Objections, 
time of filing, 
etc. 



G. L. 53, new 
section after 
§53. 

Objections to 
primary nom- 
inations, time 
of filing, etc. 



Section 1. Section three of chapter fifty- three of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the fourth 
and fifth lines, the words "nominations by nomination paper 
or otherwise" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
certificates of nomination, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 3. A person whose name is not printed on a state 
primary ballot as a candidate for an office but who receives 
sufficient votes to nominate him therefor, shall file a written 
acceptance of the nomination in the office of the state 
secretary before the last hour for filing certificates of nomi- 
nation for such office, otherwise his name shall not be printed 
on the ballot as a candidate for that office at the ensuing state 
election. 

Section 2. Section eleven of said chapter fifty-three is 
hereby amended by striking out, in the ninth and tenth 
lines, the words "nomination papers" and inserting in place 
thereof the words: — nominations, — so as to read as follows: 
— Section 11. When certificates of nomination and nomi- 
nation papers have been filed, and are in apparent con- 
formity with law, they shall be valid unless written objec- 
tions thereto are made. Such objections shall be filed as to 
state offices with the state secretary, and as to city or town 
offices with the city or town clerk, and in the case of state 
offices within the seventy-two week day hours, in the case 
of city offices, except where city charters provide otherwise, 
within the forty-eight week day hours, and in the case of 
town offices within the twenty-four week day hours, suc- 
ceeding five o'clock in the afternoon of the last day fixed for 
filing nominations for such offices. 

Section 3. Said chapter fifty-three is hereby further 
amended by inserting after section fifty-three the following 
new section: — Section 53 A. When nominations at the state 
primaries are in apparent conformity with law, they shall 
be valid unless written objections thereto are filed with the 
state secretary within six days succeeding five o'clock in the 
afternoon of the day of holding such primaries; and such 
objections and all other questions relating thereto shall be 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 25. 17 

subject to section twelve, so far as applicable. A person Withdrawal 
nominated at such primaries may withdraw his name from tio™etc™'°*' 
nomination by a request signed and duly acknowledged by 
him and filed with the state secretary within the time pre- 
scribed in this section for filing objections to such nomi- 
nations. 

Section 4. Section forty-one of chapter fifty-four of the f'^- r,. 54, § u. 
General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter one ^"^^" ^"^°^®'^- 
hundred and seventy-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-six, is hereby further amended by striking out, 
in the fourth line of the last paragraph, the words "nomi- 
nation papers" and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
nominations, — so that the last paragraph will read as 
follows: — If a candidate shall receive the nomination of ^"'}*'<=3'. 
more than one party or more than one political designation of candidates. 
for the same office, he may, within the seventy-two hours 
next succeeding five o'clock in the afternoon of the last 
day fixed for the filing of nominations, by a writing de- 
livered to the officer or board required by law to prepare the 
official ballot, direct in what order the several nominations 
or political designations shall be added to his name upon 
the official ballot; and such directions shall be followed by 
the said officer or board. If, during said time, said candi- 
date shall neglect to so direct, said officer or board shall 
add said nominations or political designations to the name 
of said candidate upon the official ballot in such order as 
said officer or board shall determine. 

Approved February 9, 1927. 



An Act providing that political committees shall con- (Jhnii 25 

SIST OF enrolled MEMBERS OF THE PARTIES ELECTING 
THEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter fifty-two of the General Laws is o. l. 52, § 1, 
hereby amended by striking out section one and inserting in amended. 
place thereof the following: — Section 1. Each political ^^^^^ ^"'".'"i*- 

. iii-ji 1 • .11 in tees, election, 

party snail, m the manner herem provided, elect from terms, etc. 
among its enrolled members a state committee, the members 
of which shall hold office for two years from January first 
next following their election and until their successors shall 
have organized. Said committee shall consist of one mem- 
ber from each senatorial district, to be elected at the primaries 
before each biennial state election by plurality vote of the 
members of his party in the district, and such number of 
members at large as may be fixed by the committee, to be 
elected at the state convention. 

Section 2. Section two of said chapter fifty-two, as g. l. 52. § 2, 
amended by section one of chapter one hundred and four- ^^^" ^"^^nded. 
teen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is 
hereby further amended by inserting after the word "elec- 
tion" in the third line the words: — from among the enrolled 



18 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 26. 



Ward and town members of the party, — so as to read as follows: — Scc- 
liection^^vms, Hon 2. Each political part}^ shall, in every ward and town, 
«**• elect at the primaries before each biennial state election from 

among the enrolled members of the party a committee to 
be called a ward or towm committee, whose members shall 
hold office for two years from January first following their 
election and until their successors shall have organized, 
except as provided in section seven. 

Approved February 9, 1927. 



Precinct voting, 
representative 
town meetings, 
etc., in town of 
Dartmouth. 



Precincts, 
establish- 
ment, etc. 



Chap. 26 An Act providing for precinct voting, representative 

TOWN MEETINGS, TOWN MEETING MEMBERS, A REFERENDUM 
AND A MODERATOR TO SERVE FOR A YEAR IN THE TOWN OF 
DARTMOUTH, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Upon the acceptance of this act by the town 
of Dartmouth, as hereinafter provided, the selectmen and 
board of registrars of voters, acting jointly, and hereinafter 
referred to as the districting board, shall forthw^ith divide 
the territory thereof into not less than three nor more than 
six voting precincts each of which shall be plainly designated, 
and shall contain not less than five hundred registered 
voters. All precincts shall contain approximately an equal 
number of registered voters. 

The precincts shall be so established as to consist of com- 
pact and contiguous territory, to be bounded as far as pos- 
sible, by the center line of know^n streets and w^ays or by 
other well defined limits. Their boundaries shall be re- 
viewed and, if need be, wholly or partly revised by the 
districting board in December, once in five years, or in 
December of any year when so directed by a vote of a 
representative town meeting not later than November 
thirtieth of that year. 

The districting board shall, within twenty days after 
any establishment or revision of the precincts, but not 
later than January twentieth of the succeeding year, file 
a report of their doings wuth the town clerk, the registrars 
of voters and the assessors wath a map or maps or descrip- 
tion of the precincts and the names and residences of the 
registered voters therein. The districting board shall also 
cause to be posted in the town hall a map or maps or 
description of the precincts as established or revised from 
time to time, with the names and residences of the registered 
voters therein; and it shall also cause to be posted in at 
least one public place in each precinct a map or description 
of that precinct with the names and residences of the regis- 
tered voters therein. The division of the tow^n into voting 
precincts and any revision of such precincts shall take effect 
upon the date of the filing of the report thereof by the dis- 
tricting board with the town clerk. Whenever the precincts 
are established or revised, the town clerk shall forthwith 
give written notice thereof to the state secretary, stating 



Districting 
board to report 
doings, etc. 



Division into 
voting pre- 
cincts, effective 
date, etc. 

Town clerk to 
give written 
notice to state 
secretary, etc. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 26. 19 

the number and designation of the precincts. Meetings of Meetings of 
the registered voters of the several precincts for elections, Ind^whweU) 
for primaries, and for voting upon any question to be sub- ^^ *'®''* 
mitted to all the voters of the town, shall be held on the same 
day and at the same hour and at such place or places within 
the town as the selectmen shall in the warrant for such 
meeting direct. The provisions of the general laws relating Certain pro- 
to precinct voting at elections, so far as the same are not general kw 
inconsistent with this act, shall apply to all elections and to apply, etc. 
primaries in the town upon the establishment of voting 
precincts as hereinbefore provided. 

Section 2. Other than the officers designated in section Representative 
three as town meeting members at large, the representative mrmb™^!*'"^ 
town meeting membership shall in each precinct consist of number, etc' 
the largest number divisible by three which will not exceed 
three per cent of the registered voters in the precinct. The Town meeting 
registered voters in every precinct shall, at a special election members 
called for that purpose, to be held not sooner than thirty etc. 
days after the establishment of precincts under this act, or 
at the first annual town election held after the establishment 
thereof, and at the first annual town election following any 
precinct revision where the number of precincts is changed, 
conformably to the laws relative to elections not inconsistent 
with this act, elect by ballot the number of registered voters 
in the precinct, other than the officers designated in section 
three as town meeting members at large, provided for in the 
first sentence of this section, to be town meeting members 
of the town. The first third in order of votes received of 
members so elected shall serve three years, the second 
third in such order shall serve two years, and the remaining 
third in such order shall serve one year, from the day of the 
annual town meeting, or, in case such election is at a special 
meeting, from the next annual town meeting; in case of a 
tie vote affecting the division into thirds, as aforesaid, the 
members elected from the precinct shall by ballot determine 
the same; and thereafter, except as is otherwise provided 
herein, at each annual town election the registered voters of 
each precinct shall, in like manner, elect one third of the 
number of town meeting members to which that precinct 
is entitled for the term of three years, and shall at such 
election fill for the unexpired term or terms any vacancy or 
vacancies then existing in the number of town meeting 
members in their respective precincts. Upon every revision 
of the precincts where the number of precincts is changed, 
the terms of oflSce of all town meeting members from every 
precinct shall cease upon the election of their successors. 
The town clerk shall, after every election of town meeting Notice to 
members, forthwith notify each member by mail of his d^Te'd.^ 
election. 

Section 3. Any representative town meeting held under Town meetings 
the provisions of this act, except as otherwise provided ceTtafn eLted 
herein, shall be limited to the voters elected under section niembersand 
two, together with the following, designated as town meet- large, etc. 



20 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 26. 



Notice of town 
meetings, etc. 



Quorum. 



Notice of 
adjourned town 
meetings to be 
posted, etc. 



Meetings 
public. 
No com- 
pensation. 
Voters may 
speak at 
meetings, etc. 



Resignations. 



Removal from 
town or pre- 
cinct, effect. 



Nomination of 
candidates for 
town meeting 
members, how 
made. 



Proviso. 



Acceptance of 
nomination. 



ing members at large; namely, any member of the general 
court of the commonwealth from the town, the selectmen, 
the moderator, the town clerk, the town treasurer, the town 
counsel, the collector of taxes, the highway surveyor, the 
tree warden, the chairman of the trustees of the public 
library, the chairman of the planning board, the chairman 
of the school board, the chairman of the board of assessors, 
the chairman of the board of health, the chairman of the 
board of water commissioners, the chairman of the sewer 
commissioners and the chairman of the finance committee. 
The town clerk shall notify the town meeting members of 
the time and place at which representative town meetings 
are to be held, the notices to be sent by mail at least seven 
days before the meeting. 

The town meeting members, as aforesaid, shall be the 
judges of the election and qualification of their members. 
A majority of the town meeting members shall constitute 
a quorum for doing business; but a less number may or- 
ganize temporarily and may adjourn from time to time. 
Notice of every adjourned representative town meeting 
shall be posted by the town clerk in at least one public place 
in each precinct, and he shall notify the members by mail 
of the adjournment at least twenty-four hours before the 
time of the adjourned representative town meeting. The 
notices shall state briefly the business to be acted upon at 
any meeting and shall include notice of any proposed re- 
consideration. All town meetings shall be public. The 
town meeting members as such shall receive no compensa- 
tion. Subject to such conditions as may be determined 
from time to time by the representative town meeting, any 
voter of the town who is not a town meeting member may 
speak at any representative town meeting, but shall not 
vote. A town meeting member may resign by filing a 
written resignation with the town clerk, and such resignation 
shall take effect upon the date of such filing. No elected 
member whose official position entitles him to be a member 
at large shall act as a member at large during such time as 
he remains an elected member. A town meeting member 
who removes from the town shall cease to be a town meeting 
member and an elected town meeting member who removes 
from one precinct to another or is so removed by a revision 
of precincts shall not retain membership after the next 
annual election. 

Section 4. Nomination of candidates for town meeting 
members to be elected under this act shall be made by 
nomination papers signed by not less than twenty voters of 
the precinct in which the candidate resides, and filed with 
the town clerk at least fifteen days before the election; pro- 
vided, that any town meeting member may become a 
candidate for re-election by giving written notice thereof 
to the town clerk at least thirty days before the election. 
No nomination papers shall be valid in respect to any candi- 
date whose written acceptance is not thereon or attached 
thereto when filed. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 26. 21 

Section 5. The articles in the warrant for every town Warrant 
meeting, so far as they relate to the election of the moderator, how acted 
town officers, town meeting members, and as herein pro- up"q. etc. 
vided, to referenda and all matters to be acted upon and 
determined by ballot of the town, shall be acted upon and 
determined by the voters in their respective meetings by 
precinct. All other articles in the warrant for any town 
meeting, beginning with the town meeting at which said 
town meeting members are first elected, shall be acted upon 
and determined exclusively by town meeting members at a 
meeting to be held at such time and place as shall be set 
forth by the selectmen in the warrant for the meeting, 
subject to the referendum provided for by section eight. 

Section 6. A moderator shall be elected by ballot at Moderator, 
each annual town meeting and shall serve as moderator ^ ^''*'°°' ^^°- 
of all town meetings except as otherwise provided by law, 
until a successor is elected and qualified. Nominations for 
and election of a moderator shall be as in the case of other 
elective town officers, and any vacancy in the office may be 
filled by the town meeting members at a meeting held for 
that purpose. If a moderator is absent a moderator pro Moderator pro 
tempore may be elected by the town meeting members. tempore. 

Section 7. Any vacancy in the full number of town vacancies in 
meeting members from any precinct may be filled until the town ^et1n°* 
next annual election by the remaining town meeting members members, 
of the precinct from among the registered voters thereof. "'^' ^^''' 
Notice of any vacancy shall promptly be given by the town Notices of 
clerk to the remaining members from the precinct in which vacancy. 
the vacancy or vacancies exist and he shall call a special Calling of 
meeting of such members for the purpose of filling any spe^ai meetmg. 
vacancy. He shall cause to be mailed to every such mem- 
ber not less than seven days before the time set for the 
meeting, a notice specifying the object, time and place of 
the meeting. At the said meeting a majority of the mem- 
bers from such precinct shall constitute a quorum, and they 
shall elect from their own number a chairman and a clerk. 
The choice to fill any vacancy shall be by written ballot and Choice by 
a majority of the votes cast shall be required for a choice. ^^^^°^- 
The chairman and clerk shall count the ballots and shall Certificate of 
make a certificate of the choice and forthwith file the same *'''°'''^' ^^^' 
with the town clerk, together with a written acceptance by 
the member or members so chosen who shall thereupon be 
deemed elected and qualified a town meeting member or 
members, subject to the right of all the town meeting mem- 
bers to judge of the election and qualifications of the mem- 
bers as set forth in section three. 

Section 8. A vote passed at any representative town votes, when 
meeting authorizing the expenditure of ten thousand dollars operative, etc 
or more as a special appropriation shall not be operative 
until after the expiration of seven days, exclusive of Sundays 
and holidays, from the dissolution of the meeting. If within Referendum. 
said seven days a petition, signed by not less than one hun- 
dred registered voters of the town, containing their names 
and addresses, as they appear on the list of registered voters, 



22 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 26. 



Polling hours. 



Questions, how 

determined, 

etc. 



Questions, how 
stated upon 
ballot, etc. 



Votes operative 
if no petition, 
etc. 



Powers of town 
and its town 
meeting mem- 
bers, etc. 



Certain rights 
not abridged, 
etc. 



Submission to 
voters of town 
of Dartmouth, 
etc. 



is filed with the selectmen requesting that the question or 
questions involved in such vote be submitted to the voters 
of the town at large, then the selectmen, within fourteen 
days after the filing of the petition, shall call a special 
meeting, which shall be held within ten days after the issuing 
of the call, for the purpose of presenting to the voters at 
large the question or questions so involved. The polls 
shall be opened at two o'clock in the afternoon and shall be 
closed not earlier than eight o'clock in the evening, and all 
votes upon any questions so submitted shall be taken by 
ballot, and the check list shall be used in the several precinct 
meetings in the same manner as in the election of town 
ofiicers. The questions so submitted shall be determined 
by vote of the same proportion of voters at large voting 
thereon as would have been required by law of the town 
meeting members had the question been finally determined 
at a representative town meeting. The questions so sub- 
mitted shall be stated upon the ballot in substantially the 
same language and form in which they were stated when 
presented to said representative town meeting by the 
moderator as appears from the records of the said meeting. 
If such petition is not filed within the said period of seven 
days, the vote of the representative town meeting shall 
become operative upon the expiration of the said period. 

Section 9. The town of Dartmouth, after the accept- 
ance of this act, shall have the capacity to act through and 
be bound by its said town meeting members who shall, 
when convened from time to time as herein provided, con- 
stitute representative town meetings; and the representative 
town meetings shall exercise exclusively, so far as will con- 
form to the provisions of this act, all powers vested in the 
municipal corporation. Action in conformity with all pro- 
visions of law now or hereafter applicable to the transaction 
of town affairs in town meetings shall, when taken by any 
representative town meeting in accordance with the pro- 
visions of this act, have the same force and effect as if such 
action had been taken in a town meeting open to all the 
voters of the town as heretofore organized and conducted. 

Section 10. This act shall not abridge the right of the 
inhabitants of Dartmouth to hold general meetings, as that 
right is secured to them by the constitution of this common- 
wealth; nor shall this act confer upon any representative 
town meeting in Dartmouth the power finally to commit the 
town to any measure affecting its municipal existence or 
changing its government, without action thereon by the 
voters of the town at large, using the ballot and the check list 
therefor. 

Section 11. This act shall be submitted to the regis- 
tered voters of the town of Dartmouth at any annual or 
special town meeting called for that purpose. The vote shall 
be taken in precincts by ballot in accordance with the pro- 
visions of the general laws, so far as the same shall be appli- 
cable, in answer to the question, which shall be placed, in 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 27. 23 

case of a special meeting, upon the ballot to be used at said 
meeting, or, in case of an annual meeting, upon the official 
ballot to be used for the election of town officers: "Shall an 
act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred 
and twenty-seven entitled, ' An Act providing for precinct , 
voting, representative town meetings, town meeting mem- 
bers, a referendum and a moderator to serve for a year in 
the town of Dartmouth', be accepted by this town?" 

Section 12. So much of this act as authorizes its sub- Time of taking 
mission for acceptance to the registered voters of the town ^ 
of Dartmouth shall take effect upon its passage, and the 
remainder shall take effect upon its acceptance by a majority 
of the voters voting thereon. Approved February 9, 1927. 

An Act to erect and constitute in the town of milton (JJi^ij) 27 

REPRESENTATIVE TOWN GOVERNMENT BY LIMITED TOWN 
MEETINGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotvs: 

Section 1. The voters of each precinct in the town of ^'^n"meeting°' 
Milton shall, at the next ensuing annual town election held members, eiec- 
after the acceptance of this act, and conformably to the '°"' ""^ ' 
laws relative to elections not inconsistent with this act, elect 
by ballot from residents of the precinct town meeting mem- 
bers, other than the officers designated in section two of this 
act as town meeting members ex officiis, to the largest 
number which is divisible by three and which will not exceed 
three per cent of the number of registered voters in the 
precinct upon and including the first day of January next 
preceding said election. The first third in the order of votes 
received of members elected at such annual election in each 
precinct shall serve until the third succeeding annual election, 
the second third in the order of votes received at such elec- 
tion shall serve until the second succeeding annual election, 
and the remaining third in the order of votes received at 
such election shall serve until the first succeeding annual 
election; and thereafter except as herein provided, at each 
annual election the voters of each precinct in the town shall, 
in like manner, elect as town meeting members the largest 
number which will not exceed one per cent of the number 
of registered voters in such precinct upon and including the 
first day of January next preceding such annual election, for 
the term of three years, and shall, at such elections, fill for 
the unexpired term or terms any vacancies then existing in 
the number of town meeting members in the precinct. 

After the acceptance of this act, the boundaries of the Revision of 
precincts may from time to time be changed according to p'"®""'^^®' ^^■ 
general law, but the precincts shall not number less than four. 
Upon every change of the precincts or of any precinct in 
the town, the terms of office of all town meeting members 
from every precinct which shall be in any way altered by 
such change, shall cease upon the election of their successors, 
and at the first ensuing annual town election there shall be 



24 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 27. 



Tie vote. 



Notice to 
members 
elected. 



Town meetings 
limited to 
certain elected 
members and 
members 
ex officiis. 



Certificate of 
election of 
chairman, 
filing. 

Certain elected 
town meeting 
members, when 
to cease to be 
such, etc. 
Notice of town 
meetings, etc. 



a new election of town meeting members in every precinct 
so changed, as well as in any new precinct or precincts es- 
tablished, said election to be held in the manner hereinbefore 
prescribed for the first election under this act. 

In the case of a tie vote which affects the election of town 
meeting members in any precinct otherwise than as to term 
of office, the members elected from such precinct at the same 
election shall, by a majority vote, determine which of the 
voters receiving such tie vote shall serve as town meeting 
members from such precinct, and in case of a tie vote affecting 
the term of office of members elected, the members elected 
from such precinct at the same election other than those 
whose terras of office are affected by such tie vote, shall, by 
a majority vote, determine which member receiving such 
tie vote shall serve for the longer and which for the shorter 
term. 

The town clerk shall, after every election of town meeting 
members, forthwith notify each member, by mail, of his 
election. 

Section 2. The representative town meetings held 
under the provisions of this act, except as otherwise pro- 
vided herein, shall be limited to the elected town meeting 
members together with the following, designated as town 
meeting members ex officiis, namely: any member of the 
general court of the commonwealth who is a registered 
voter of the town, the town moderator, the town clerk, the 
selectmen, the town treasurer, the town counsel if a regis- 
tered voter of the town, the town collector of taxes, the 
chairman of the school committee, the chairman of the 
trustees of the public library, the chairman of the board 
of health, the chairman of the board of public welfare, 
the chairman of the park commissioners, the chairman of 
the water commissioners, the tree warden, the chairman 
of the planning board, the chairman of the assessors of taxes, 
the chairman of the sewer commissioners, the chairman of 
the board of trustees of the cemetery, and the chairman 
of the warrant committee. 

The secretary or clerk of each of the above-named boards 
and commissions shall file with the town clerk a certificate 
of election of a chairman. 

Any elected town meeting member who becomes by ap- 
pointment or election one of the officers designated as town 
meeting members, ex officiis, shall upon such appointment or 
election cease to be an elected town meeting member. The 
town clerk shall notify the town meeting members of the 
time and place at which representative town meetings are 
to be held, such notices to be sent by mail at least three 
days before any such meeting, but failure to compl}"^ with 
this provision shall not affect the validity of any act of the 
meeting, and this provision shall be in addition to the war- 
rant for such meeting duly published and served according 
to law. The representative town meeting shall have au- 
thority to determine the election and qualifications, as set 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 27. 25 

forth in this act, of its members. A majority of the town Quorum. 
meeting members shall constitute a quorum for doing 
business; but a less number may organize temporarily and 
may adjourn from time to time. All town meetings shall Meetings 
be held in public. Town meeting members shall receive no ^^ corn- 
compensation as such. Subject to such conditions as may pensation. 
be determined from time to time by the representative town Jp^^^^^ 
meeting, any voter of the town who is not a town meeting meetings, etc. 
member may speak at any representative town meeting, but 
he shall not vote. An elected town meeting member may Resignations. 
resign by filing a written resignation with the town clerk, 
and such resignation shall take effect on the date of such 
filing. An elected town meeting member who removes Removal from 
from the precinct from which he was elected shall cease to p'^'^'^"^'^^'^' ^ff^^t. 
be a town meeting member. 

Section 3. Nominations of candidates for town meeting Nominations 
members to be elected under this act shall be made by of candidates, 

1 • 1 1 11 1 !• • 1 1 • • ^^'^' made. 

nommation papers wnicii snail bear no political designation, 
but to the name of a candidate for re-election there may be 
added the words "Candidate for Re-election ". Nomination 
papers shall be signed by not less than ten registered voters 
of the precinct in which the candidate is nominated for office 
and filed with the town clerk at least ten days before the 
election. No nomination papers shall be valid in respect to written 
any candidate unless his written acceptance is filed therewith, acceptance. 

Section 4. All articles in the warrant for every town warrant 
meeting, so far as they relate to the election of the town Hf^^^' on^gtc 
moderator, town ofiicers and town meeting members, and 
as herein provided, to referenda and all matters to be acted 
upon and determined by ballot, shall be so acted upon and 
determined by the registered voters of the town in their 
respective precincts. All other articles in the warrant for 
any town meeting, beginning with the annual town meeting 
in the year when said town meeting members are first elected, 
shall be acted upon and determined exclusively by town 
meeting members at a representative town meeting to be 
held at such time and place as shall be set forth by the 
selectmen in the warrant for the meeting, and subject to 
the referendum provided for by section seven. 

Section 5. A moderator shall be elected by the regis- Moderator, 
tered voters of the town by ballot at each annual town election, etc. 
election, and shall serve as the moderator of all town meet- 
ings except as otherwise provided by law until his successor 
is elected and qualified. Nominations for moderator and 
his election shall be as in the case of other elective town 
officers, and any vacancy in such office may be filled by the 
town meeting members at a representative town meeting 
held for that purpose. If a moderator is absent, a moderator Moderator pro 
pro tempore may be elected by the town meeting members. *e™P°'«- 

Section 6. In the event of any vacancy in the full vacancies in 
number of elected town meeting members from any precinct town'^eTing 
the remaining elected members of the precinct may choose ^ij-^g^"' 
from among the registered voters thereof a successor to 



26 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 27. 



Calling of 
special meeting. 



Quorum. 



Election 
by ballot. 

Certificate of 
election, etc. 



Disposition of 
warrant 
articles, etc. 



Votes, when 
effective. 



Referendum. 



Votes by 
ballot, etc. 



Polling hours. 



Questions, how 
stated upon 
ballot, etc. 



serve until the next annual town election. The town clerk 
may, and upon a petition therefor signed by not less than 
ten elected town meeting members from the precinct shall, 
call a special meeting for the purpose of filling such vacancy 
and shall mail notice thereof to the remaining elected mem- 
bers from the precinct specifying the object and the time 
and place of such meeting which shall be held not less than 
four days after the mailing of such notice. At such meet- 
ing a majority of such members shall constitute a quorum and 
shall elect from their own number a chairman and a clerk. 
The election to fill such vacancy shall be by ballot and a 
majority of the votes cast shall be required for a choice. 
The clerk shall forthwith file with the town clerk a certificate 
of such election, together with a written acceptance by the 
member so elected, who shall thereupon be deemed elected 
and qualified as an elected town meeting member, subject 
to the provisions of section two respecting the election and 
qualifications of elected town meeting members. 

Section 7. No article in the warrant shall at any 
representative town meeting be finally disposed of by a 
vote to lay upon the table, to indefinitely postpone, or to 
take no action thereunder. No vote passed at any repre- 
sentative town meeting under any article in the warrant, 
except a vote to adjourn or a vote for the temporary bor- 
rowing of money in anticipation of revenue or a vote declared 
by a two thirds vote of the town meeting members present 
and voting thereon to be an emergency measure necessary 
for the immediate preservation of the peace, health, safety 
or convenience of the town, shall take effect until after the 
expiration of seven days, exclusive of Sundays and holidays, 
from the date of such vote. If, within said seven days a 
petition, signed by not less than five per cent of the registered 
voters of the town, containing their names, together with 
their street addresses, is filed with the selectmen asking that 
the question or questions involved in such vote be submitted 
to the voters of the town at large, then the selectmen within 
fourteen days of the filing of such petition shall call a special 
town meeting which shall be held within tAventy-one days 
after notice of the call, for the sole purpose of presenting to 
the voters at large the question or questions so involved. 
All votes upon any questions submitted shall be taken by 
ballot, and the check lists shall be used in the several pre- 
cincts in the same manner in which they are used in the 
election of town officers. The polls shall be opened at two 
o'clock in the afternoon and shall be closed not earlier than 
eight o'clock in the evening and no ballots shall be removed 
or counted before the closing of the polls. The question or 
questions submitted to be voted upon at said town meeting 
shall be stated upon the ballot in substantially the same 
language and form in which they were stated when finally 
presented to said representative town- meeting by the 
moderator as appears upon the records of said meeting, and 
such question or questions shall be determined by vote of 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 28. 27 

the same proportion of the voters at large voting thereon 
as would have been required by law had the question been 
finally determined at a representative town meeting. If Votes effective, 

,*'.. , nt T • 1 • •! -ii* 1 if no petition, 

such petition be not nled within said period or seven days, etc. 
the vote in the representative town meeting shall take effect 
upon the expiration of said period. 

Section 8. The town of Milton, after the acceptance of F°^^"°/-, 
this act, shall have the capacity to act through and be town meeting 
bound by its said town meeting members who shall, when '^'^mbeis, etc. 
convened from time to time as herein provided, constitute 
representative town meetings; and the representative town 
meetings shall exercise exclusively so far as will conform to 
the provisions of this act, all powers vested in the municipal 
corporation. Action in conformity with all provisions of 
law now or hereafter applicable to the transaction of town 
affairs in town meetings shall, when taken by any representa- 
tive town meeting in accordance with the provisions of this 
act have the same force and effect as if such action had been 
taken in a town meeting open to all the voters of the town 
as heretofore organized and conducted. 

Section 9. No right secured to the inhabitants of the Certain rights 
town of Milton by the constitution of this commonwealth "tc.^ " ^^ ' 
shall be abridged by this act; nor shall this act confer upon 
any representative town meeting the power to commit said 
town to any proposition affecting its municipal existence, 
or the form of its government without action thereon by the 
voters of said town at large using the ballot and check lists 
therefor. 

Section 10. This act shall be submitted to the regis- Submission to 
tered voters of the town of Milton at any annual or special o{°Miiton,'^etc! 
town meeting called for the purpose within two years from 
the passage of this act. The vote shall be taken in precincts 
by ballot in accordance with the provisions of the general 
laws, so far as the same shall be applicable, in answer to the 
question, which shall be placed, in the case of a special 
meeting, upon a ballot to be used at said meeting, or, in 
case of an annual meeting, upon the official ballot to be 
used for the election of town officers: "Shall an act passed 
by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty-seven, entitled ' An Act to erect and constitute in 
the town of Milton representative town government by 
limited town meetings', be accepted by this town?" 

Section 11. So much of this act as authorizes its sub- Time of 
mission for acceptance to the registered voters of the town ^ '°^ ^ 
shall take effect upon its passage and the remainder shall 
take effect upon its acceptance by a majority of the voters 
voting thereon. Approved February 9, 1927. 

An Act relative to information at the source as to Cfiaj). 28 

THE SALARIES OF CERTAIN PUBLIC EIMPLOYEES FOR PUR- 
POSES OF INCOME TAXATION. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would in part Emergency 
defeat its purpose, therefore it il hereby declared to be an ^'^^'^ ^' 



28 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 29. 



G. L. G2, § 34. 
etc., amended. 



Certain officers 
to furnish 
names and 
addresses of 
certain public 
employees for 
income tai 
purposes. 



emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirty-four of chapter sixty-two of the General 
Laws, as amended by section fifty-five 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 eighth line, the words "eighteen hundred" and in- 
serting in place thereof the words: — two thousand, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 34- The treasurer of every 
city, town and county, and the comptroller, shall, annually 
not later than April tenth, in the form prescribed by the 
commissioner, furnish to him names and addresses of all 
employees of said cities, towns, counties and of the com- 
monwealth, respectively, receiving during the preceding 
calendar year as salary, wages, or otherwise, amounts 
exceeding two thousand dollars in each case, together with 
the amount received by each. 

Approved February 12, 1927. 

Chap. 29 An Act authorizing the placing of certain kinds of 

INSURANCE WITH UNAUTHORIZED FOREIGN INSURANCE 
COMPANIES IN CERTAIN CASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the General 
Laws, as amended in section one hundred and sixty-eight 
by section thirteen of chapter four hundred and fifty of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four and by chapter 
sixty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, 
is hereby further amended by striking out said section one 
hundred and sixty-eight and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 168. The. commissioner may, upon 
the payment of the fee prescribed by section fourteen, issue 
to any suitable person of full age resident in the common- 
wealth, a license to act as a special insurance broker to 
negotiate, continue or renew contracts of insurance against 
any of the hazards specified in clause first, fifth, eighth or 
thirteenth of section forty-seven, on property or interests 
in this commonwealth in foreign companies not authorized 
to transact such business therein, upon the following con- 
ditions: The applicant for the license shall file with the 
commissioner a written application as prescribed by section 
one hundred and sixty-six, which shall be executed on oath 
by the applicant and kept on file by the commissioner. If 
the commissioner is satisfied that the applicant is trust- 
worthy and competent, he shall issue the license, subject to 
suspension or revocation at the pleasure of the commis- 
sioner, which shall expire in one year from its date, unless 
sooner suspended or revoked as aforesaid. The license 
may, in the discretion of the commissioner, be renewed for 
each succeeding year, upon the payment of the fee prescribed 



G. L. 175, § 168, 
etc., amended. 



Licensing of 
special insur- 
ance brokers 
to negotiate, 
etc., certain 
insurance in 
unauthorized 
foreign insur- 
ance com- 
panies. 



Applications. 



License, issue, 
expiration, etc. 



Renewal, 
fee, etc. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 29. 29 

by section fourteen, without requiring anew the detailed 
information specified by section one hundred and sixty-six. 
Before the person named in such license shall procure any Certain affi- 
insurance in such companies on any such property or in- fifed*with* 
terests, he shall in every case execute, and within five days commissioner 

' „, .11 •• rr> ^ ' i • i before procur- 

thereafter nle with the commissioner, an amdavit, which ing insurance, 
shall have force and effect for one year only from the date ^*°' 
of said affidavit, that he is unable to procure, in companies 
admitted to do business in the commonwealth, the amount 
of insurance necessary to protect said property or interests, 
and that he will procure insurance under such license only 
after he has procured insurance in companies admitted to do 
business as aforesaid to the full amount which said companies 
are willing to write on said property or interests; but such 
licensed person shall not be required to file such affidavit if 
one relative to the same property or interests has been filed 
within the preceding twelve months by any broker licensed 
under this section, nor to offer any portion of such insurance 
to any company not possessed of net cash assets of at least 
twenty-five thousand dollars, nor to one which has within 
the preceding twelve months been in an impaired condition. 
Each person so licensed shall keep a separate account of j["^°^'^^®^J g? 
the business done under the license, a certified copy of which account of busi- 
account he shall forthwith file with the commissioner, show- °®®^ ^°^^' *'*''• 
ing the exact amount of such insurance placed for each 
person, the gross premium charged thereon, the companies 
in which the same is placed, the date of the policies and the 
term thereof, and also a report in the same detail of all such 
policies cancelled, with the gross return premiums thereon, 
and before receiving such license shall execute and deliver 
to the state treasurer a bond in the penal sum of two thou- Bond, 
sand dollars, with such sureties as he shall approve, con- 
ditioned that the licensee will faithfully comply with all the 
requirements of this section, and will annually, in January, Annual state- 
file with the state treasurer a sworn statement of the gross trSsurcr^'^*^^ 
premiums charged for insurance procured or placed and the 
gross return premiums on such insurance cancelled under 
such license during the year ending on December thirty- 
first last preceding, and at the time of filing such statement Payment to 
will pay to the commonwealth an amount equal to four per wealth. 
cent of such gross premiums, less such return premiums so 
reported. 

A person licensed under this section who negotiates, con- Penalty, 
tinues or renews any such contract of insurance in any un- 
authorized foreign company, and who neglects to make and 
file the affidavit and statements required by this section, or 
who wilfully makes a false affidavit or statement, or who 
negotiates, continues or renews any such contract of in- 
surance after the revocation or during the suspension of 
his license, shall forfeit his license if not previously revoked 
and be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred nor 
more than five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not 
more than one year, or both. Approved February IS, 1927. 



30 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 30, 31, 32. 



Chap. 30 An Act to provide for the disposition of unclaimed 

AND CERTAIN OTHER PROPERTY COMING INTO THE POS- 
SESSION OF POLICE OFFICERS IN TOWNS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section seven of chapter one hundred and thirty-five of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end 
thereof the following: — The word "city" as used in this 
and the four following sections shall include town, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 7. If property which has been 
stolen, lost, abandoned or taken from a person under arrest 
comes into the possession of a member of the police depart- 
ment of a cit}'^ by virtue of his office, he shall deliver the 
same to the officer or member of the department desig- 
nated by the rules thereof, and shall thereupon be relieved 
from further responsibility therefor. The officer or member 
to whom such property is so delivered shall give notice as 
provided in section one of chapter one hundred and thirty- 
four. The word "city" as used in this and the four follow- 
ing sections shall include town. 

Approved February 12, 1927. 



G. L. 135, § 7, 
amended. 



Disposition of 
stolen, etc., 
property by 
police officers. 



Notic*. 



Word "city" 
to include 
town. 



Chav. 31 An Act providing for an enclosed athletic field in 

THE CITY OF REVERE. 



School com- 
mittee of city 
of Revere may 
establish, etc., 
part of Paul 
Revere park as 
athletic field. 



Admission fee. 



Submission to 
city council, 
etc. 
Proviso. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. So much of the park lands known as Paul 
Revere park, under the jurisdiction of the school committee 
of the city of Revere, as shall be designated for that purpose 
by said school committee, shall be set apart for an enclosed 
athletic field. A plan showing the extent of the land so 
set apart shall be made and kept on file in the office of the 
school committee. Said school committee shall establish 
and maintain said athletic field, with suitable equipment, 
and shall permit its use for athletic games and other enter- 
tainments of a public nature, at which an admission fee 
may be charged, upon such terms and conditions as said 
school committee may impose. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs 
during the current year. Approved February 12, 1927. 



Chap. 32 



Town of 
Falmouth may 
use for fire 
department 
purposes cer- 
tain parcel 
of land. 



An Act authorizing the town of falmouth to use for 

FIRE department PURPOSES A CERTAIN PARCEL OF L.\ND 
THEREIN, SOMETIME USED FOR PARK PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Falmouth may use for pur- 
poses of its fire department a certain parcel of land therein, 
known as the " Hewins Lot", purchased by it in eighteen 
hundred and ninety-seven for use as a site for a memorial 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 33, U. Si 

public library, but, after the necessity for such use ceased, 
used for park purposes. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by vote of the selectmen of said town; provided, that such selectmen, etc. 

•' 1 • 1 j_ Proviso. 

acceptance occurs during the current year. 

Approved February 12, 1927. 

An Act changing the name of Cambridge bridge over Q]iqjj 33 
the charles river basin between the cities of boston 
and cambridge to longfellow bridge. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The bridge constructed under the authority Cambridge 
of chapter four hundred and sixty-seven of the acts of chang^ecTto"^ 
eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, known as Cambridge i-'ongfeiiow 
bridge, and crossing the Charles river from Cambridge 
street in Boston to Main street in Cambridge, which bridge 
has sometimes been called the West Boston bridge, shall 
hereafter be known, designated and called the Longfellow 
bridge. 

Section 2. The board of bridge commissioners having Memorial 
charge of the support, management and repair of said *^*'^'^*' **''• 
bridge is hereby authorized and directed to place upon said 
bridge in a conspicuous place a memorial tablet, dedicated 
to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, should such a tablet be 
offered, and be approved by the mayor of Boston and by 
the mayor of Cambridge. Approved February 12, 1927. 

An Act authorizing the congregation of the sisters Qhn^ 34 

OF SAINT JOSEPH OF BOSTON TO ESTABLISH IN THE CITY OF 
NEWTON THE REGIS COLLEGE FOR WOMEN AND EMPOWER- 
ING SAID CORPORATION TO GRANT CERTAIN DEGREES AT 
SAID COLLEGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston, The Congrega- 
a religious and educational corporation, incorporated under sX^f of Saint 
general law on the twenty-fifth day of March, eighteen ^^og^t^nma 
hundred and eighty for the purpose of training children to establish The 
religion and sound morals and for their general education, l^r^wom"]!!?" 
is hereby authorized and empowered, in addition to its present Newton ^ 
powers, to conduct and maintain in the city of Newton a 
college for the higher education of women to be called The 
Regis College for Women, and to provide therein instruc- 
tion in such of the languages and of the useful and liberal 
arts and sciences as the directors of said corporation shall 
from time to time determine, subject to such regulations as 
the department of education shall impose; and said cor- May confer 
poration is hereby further authorized to confer at such "^"^'^ egrees. 
college such degrees as are usually conferred by colleges in 
this commonwealth, except medical degrees and degrees of 
bachelor of laws. Approved February 12, 1927. 



32 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 35, 36. 



1893, 94, § 3, 
etc., ameuded. 



Chap. 35 An Act increasing the amount of real and personal 

PROPERTY THAT MAY LAWFULLY BE HELD BY THE TRUSTEES 
OF GROTON SCHOOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section three of chapter ninety-four of the acts of eighteen 
hundred and ninety-three, as amended by section one of 
chapter two hundred and eight of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and three and by section one of chapter ninety- 
two of the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen and by 
chapter two hundred and sixty of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty, is hereby further amended by striking 
out, in the thirteenth line, the word "three" and inserting 
in place thereof the word: — five, — so as to read as follows: 
— Section 3. Said corporation is hereby authorized to take 
and receive by gift, grant, bequest, devise or otherwise, any 
lands, tenements or other estate, real or personal, to have 
and to hold the same upon the terms and for the purposes 
specified in the declaration of trust aforesaid; and also upon 
such terms and for such purposes and trusts as may be 
expressed in any deed or instrument of conveyance or gift 
made to said corporation: provided, the same shall not be 
inconsistent with the terms and purposes of the declaration 
of trust aforesaid, made and declared by said trustees; and 
provided, the real and personal estate held by said corpora- 
tion shall not exceed in value five million dollars. 

Approved February 12, 1927. 



Groton school 
may receive 
and hold real 
and personal 
estate. 



Provisoa. 



1925, 339, § 18, 
ameuded. 



Chap. 36 An Act postponing the time for allocating and appor- 
tioning THE COST OF CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND 
OPERATION OF THE SOUTH ESSEX SEWERAGE DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section eighteen of chapter three hundred 
and thirty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
five is hereby amended by striking out, in the eighty-fourth, 
ninety-sixth, one hundred and forty-second and one hundred 
and fifty-first lines, the word " twenty-eight" and inserting in 
place thereof in each instance the word: — twenty-nine, — 
by striking out, in the one hundredth and one hundred 
and twenty-fifth lines, the word "twenty-six" and inserting 
in place thereof in each instance the word: — twenty-seven, 
— by striking out, in the one hundred and first and in the 
one hundred and twenty-sixth lines, the word "twenty- 
seven" and inserting in place thereof in each instance the 
word : — twenty-eight, — and by inserting after the word 
"except" in the one hundred and twenty-first line the fol- 
lowing: — that the cost of maintenance and operation for 
the year nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, or any part 
thereof, and for the year nineteen hundred and twenty-nine 
shall first be estimated and apportioned as aforesaid in the 
year nineteen hundred and twenty-nine on or before Feb- 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 36. 33 

ruary fifteenth and, — and also by inserting after the word 
"twenty-eight" in the one hundred and twenty-third line 
the following: — , or any part thereof, and for the year 
nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, — so that the last three 
paragraphs will read as follows: — Beginning in the year South Eiwex 
nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, said board shall determine Jkt^annJ^r 
annually on or before February fifteenth, what part of the n^P^tg^^f^Jogt 
retirement and interest payments falling due that year on of construction, 
bonds or notes issued under section fifteen, including notes ^^^•^^''■ 
issued to pay annual interest on bonds or notes previously 
issued and any and all other sums, shall be allocated to each 
account described in subdivisions (a) to (h), inclusive, as 
its share for that year of the cost of construction. Each 
share so determined in the case of subdivisions (a), (b), (c), 
(c), (/) and ig) shall be apportioned to the institutions, town 
and/or cities participating in that share, one third in pro- 
portion to their respective valuations as determined as 
hereinafter provided for the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty-nine by the commissioner of corporations and tax- 
ation, and two thirds in proportion to their respective normal 
average flow of sewage as determined by said board for the 
period covered by the years nineteen hundred and twenty- 
seven and nineteen hundred and twenty-eight; it being Determination, 
hereby provided that, until the construction of the sewers of'apportfon- 
and other works herein provided for and until the sewerage ment, offiow 
system thus made is in operation, said board in determining, construction o'f 
for purposes of apportionment, the flow of sewage, shall sewers, etc. 
make use of the flow of sewage of the existing systems from 
said institutions and cities, and as said town of Danvers has Such determi- 
at present no sewerage system and will not have one for some of town oi^^^* 
years adequate to dispose of the sewage from said town, the Danvers. 
flow of sewage from said town of Danvers shall for said 
purposes be determined at one million two hundred and 
fifty thousand gallons per day. The cost of maintenance Annual appor- 
and operation of said sewers and other works for each co°g°"f^|i°^. 
account described in subdivisions (a) to (g), inclusive, shall tenanceand 
be estimated by said board for each year on or before Feb- basb, etc.' 
ruary fifteenth and shall be apportioned by said board to 
the institutions, town and/or cities participating in that 
account, one third in proportion to their respective valu- 
ations as last determined as hereinafter provided by the 
commissioner of corporations and taxation and two thirds 
in proportion to their respective flow of sewage as determined 
by said board for the previous year, except that the cost of 
maintenance and operation for the year nineteen hundred 
and twenty-eight, or any part thereof, and for the year 
nineteen hundred and twenty-nine shall first be estimated 
and apportioned as aforesaid in the year nineteen hundred 
and twenty-nine on or before February fifteenth and that 
the two thirds of the cost of maintenance and operation 
for the year nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, or any part 
thereof, and for the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
nine, shall be apportioned in proportion to the flow of 



u 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 36. 



Balance re- 
maining, etc., 
to be credited, 
etc. 



Deficit, etc., to 
be assessed, 
etc. 

Determination 
of flow of 
sewage from 
town of 
Danvers in 
apportioning 
cost of main- 
tenance and 
operation, etc. 

Notice and 
demand by 
district for 
payments by 
said cities, 
town and 
institutions. 



Recovery upon 
failure to pay. 



Annual 
determination 
and report of 
taxable valua- 
tions of said 
cities and town 
and of valua- 
tions of said 
institutions. 



Proviso. 



1925, 339, § 2, 
amended. 



Upon com- 
pletion of 
sewers, etc., 
two members 
to cease to be 
members, etc. 



sewage as determined by said board for the period covered 
by the years nineteen hundred and twenty-seven and 
nineteen hundred and twenty-eight. Any balance remain- 
ing at the end of any year on account of assessments herein 
provided for shall be credited to the institution, town or 
cities as the case may be in the same proportion as assessed, 
and any deficit on account of any year shall be assessed the 
following year in the same proportion as for the year in 
which the deficit occurred. For the purposes of apportion- 
ing the annual cost of maintenance and operation, the flow 
of sewage from the town of Danvers shall in no year prior 
to the year nineteen hundred and thirty-five be determined 
at less than one million two hundred and fifty thousand 
gallons per day. 

The annual apportionments so determined, including the 
annual allocations under subdivisions (d) and (h), both for 
cost of construction and for maintenance and operation, shall 
in the case of each of said cities, town and institutions be 
added together, and on or before the fifteenth day of Feb- 
ruary in each year, beginning in nineteen hundred and 
twenty-nine as aforesaid, the treasurer of said South Essex 
Sewerage District shall notify each of the amount to be paid 
by it, and shall in writing demand that such amount be 
paid on or before the first day of November in that year, 
and said amount shall be so paid; and in case of failure to 
pay after a written demand therefor, said district may 
recover such amount in contract from those liable to pay 
the same. 

The commissioner of corporations and taxation shall 
annually, beginning in the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty-nine, determine and report to said board prior to 
February first the respective taxable valuations of said 
cities of Salem, Beverly and Peabody and of said town of 
Danvers, as of the first day of April next preceding, and the 
valuations, as of said day, as determined by said commis- 
sioner, of the institutions served by the sewerage system 
herein provided for; provided, that no part of the valuations 
of the Essex county sanatorium, Danvers state hospital, 
Essex county agricultural school and the industrial camp 
shall for purposes of apportionment be included in the 
valuation of the town of Danvers. 

Section 2. Section two of said chapter three hundred 
and thirty-nine is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
thirty-fifth line, the word "twenty-eight" and inserting in 
place thereof the word: — twenty-nine, — so that the 
fourth paragraph will read as follows: — ^ Upon completion 
of the sewers and other works herein provided for, and in 
any event not later than December thirty-first, nineteen 
hundred and twenty-nine, the engineer acting as county 
engineer for the county of Essex and the chief engineer of 
the department of public health shall cease to be members 
of said board, and the sewers and other works shall there- 
after be managed, controlled and operated by the remaining 
five members. Approved February 12, 1927. 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 37, 38, 39. 35 



An Act authorizing the unionville fire and water (JJi^p^ 37 

DISTRICT TO PURCHASE LAND FOR PUBLIC PLAYGROUNDS 
AND MAINTAIN THE SAME. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Unionville Fire and Water District, The Unionyiiie 
established by chapter two hundred and seventy-nine of the DLstAct may 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen, may, in addi- fo'^'^pubUc'^"'^ 
tion to the powers now vested in it by law, purchase such playgrounds, 
land lying within its boundaries as may be necessary for ^ °' 
public playgrounds and may maintain the same; and in 
respect to voting, assessing and collecting taxes and expend- 
ing the proceeds thereof, such purchase and maintenance 
shall be deemed a purpose for which said district was 
organized under the provisions of said chapter two hundred 
and seventy-nine. 

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

Approved February 15, 1927. 

An Act authorizing the people's savings bank, in the Qfidj) 3§ 

city of WORCESTER, TO INVEST ADDITIONAL SUMS IN THE 
preparation and ALTERATION OR REMODELING OF ITS 
BANK BUILDING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The People's Savings Bank, in the city of |i\?'ij,^?ia!fk, 
Worcester, incorporated by chapter two hundred and fifty- Worcester, may 
three of the acts of eighteen hundred and sixty-four, may, tionli s^ums in 
subject to the approval of the commissioner of banks, invest f^s banic'^ °^ 
in the preparation and alteration or remodeling of suitable building. 
buildings, now owned by said bank in the city of Worcester, 
for use in whole or in part for the convenient transaction of 
its business, a sum not exceeding three hundred thousand 
dollars in addition to any sums heretofore invested in said 
buildings under clause eleventh of section fifty-four of 
chapter one hundred and sixty-eight of the General Laws. 

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

Approved February 15, 1927. 

An Act relative to the term of licenses for structures (JJiap. 39 

IN the tide waters of BOSTON HARBOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section fifteen of chapter ninety-one of the ^■^'■?h^^^'' 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
seventh line, the words "except Boston harbor,", — so as to 
read as foUoAvs: — Section 15. Every authority or license Licenses to be 
granted since eighteen hundred and sixty-eight or hereafter J^''e°^°p^e^n"'^ 
granted by the commonwealth to any person to build a fiveye.ars. 
structure or do other work in, over and under the Con- as'acted°on.'^ 
necticut river or the non-tidal part of the Merrimack river 
or in, over or under the waters of any great pond or at any 



36 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 40. 



Application 
of act. 



outlet thereof below high water mark, or upon ground 
over which the tide ebbs and flows, or to fill up or to enclose 
the same, whether such ground is above or below low water 
mark, or within or beyond one hundred rods from high 
water mark, or whether private property or property of the 
commonwealth, shall be subject to the following conditions, 
whether expressed in the act, resolve or license granting 
the same or not: such authority or license shall be revocable 
at the discretion of the general court and shall expire in five 
years from its date, except as to valuable structures, fillings 
or enclosures actually and in good faith built or made 
under the authority or license during the term thereof; but 
if compensation has been paid to the commonwealth under 
section twenty-two or under any similar provision of law, 
the rights and privileges for which it has been paid shall not 
so terminate or be revoked unless provision is made for 
repayment of such compensation. 

Section 2. This act shall apply to every authority or 
license granted by the commonwealth since January first, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-one, to any person to build a 
structure or do other work upon ground in Boston harbor 
over which the tide ebbs and flows. 

Approved February 15, 1927. 



1908, 560, 5 3, 
amended. 



Chap, 40 An Act to broaden the powers of the franklin foun- 
dation. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section three of chapter five hundred and sixty-nine of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and eight is hereby amended 
by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: — 
Said corporation shall, in so far as the terms of the gift per- 
mit, have like powers with respect to the custody, manage- 
ment and control of any and all other funds heretofore given 
to the corporation or its predecessor the board of managers 
of the Franklin Fund for the accomplishment of any public 
purpose for the benefit of the inhabitants of the cit^'^ of 
Boston, and also of any and all funds that may hereafter be 
given to the corporation for such purposes; and said cor- 
poration shall have power to accept any and all such funds 
without any other or further action by said city, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 3. Said corporation shall also 
have the custody, management, and control of that part of 
Franklin's gift which is now accumulating for the second 
hundred years under the terms of said codicil; but the legal 
title thereof shall continue to be in the city of Boston. 
Said corporation shall, in so far as the terms of the gift 
permit, have like powers with respect to the custody, man- 
agement and control of any and all other funds heretofore 
given to the corporation or its predecessor the board of 
managers of the Franklin Fund for the accomplishment of 
any public purpose for the benefit of the inhabitants of the 
city of Boston, and also of any and all funds that may here- 



Corporation to 
have custody 
of Franklin's 
gift. 



To have like 
powers with 
respect to 
other funds, 
etc. 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 41, 42. 37 

after be given to the corporation for such purposes: and May accept 

•J J.- 1 11 1. J. J. J 11 funds without 

said corporation shall have power to accept any and all action by city. 
such funds without any other or further action by said city. 

Approved February 15, 1927. 

An Act authorizing the broadway savings bank to f<h^^ 41 

HOLD additional REAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OF LAW- ^' 

RENCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Broadway Savings Bank, incorporated The Broadway 
by chapter eighty-two of the acts of eighteen hundred and nTay'ifoid*'^ 
seventy-two, may invest, subject to the approval of the e^tlteln^dtr' 
commissioner of banks, in the purchase of a site in the city °^ Lawrence. 
of Lawrence and the erection and preparation of a suitable 
building thereon, to be used in whole or in part for the con- 
venient transaction of its business, a sum not exceeding four 
hundred thousand dollars in addition to the sums now in- 
vested in its present site and building. 

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

Approved February 21, 1927. 

An Act authorizing the erection in certain sections fhn^ 40 

OF the city of BOSTON OF METAL COVERED STEEL FRAME ^' 

BUILDINGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Metal covered steel frame buildings con- Metal covered 
structed with concrete floors and fire-proof windows and not bufiding™may 
more than one story in height may be erected, subject to be erected in 

,1 ii!j.i_i_'ij' •• pji •■ <• certain sections 

the approval 01 the building commissioner 01 the city of of Boston. 
Boston, outside the building limits in said city as such limits 
existed prior to the twenty-second day of September, nine- 
teen hundred and thirteen; provided, that they shall not be Proviso. 
located within two feet of a lot line, or within five feet of 
a third-class building. 

Section 2. Such buildings may be used for garages, and Buildings may 

•e 1 1 •• e • ii be used for 

II so used may nave a capacity 01 not over two cars and garages, capac- 
cover an area of not over six hundred square feet in that ^*^' ®*''' 
section of said city between the present building limits and 
said limits as existing prior to the twenty-second day of 
September, nineteen hundred and thirteen; and may have 
a capacity of not over three cars and cover an area of not 
over eight hundred and fifty square feet in that section of 
said city outside the present building limits. 

Section 3. The board of appeal provided for by section Board of 
six of chapter five hundred and fifty of the acts of nineteen *pp^^- 
hundred and seven and amendments thereof shall act as 
a board of appeal under this act, and the members thereof 
shall receive therefor the same compensation as is provided in Compensation, 
said section six. Any person aggrieved by the refusal of 
the building commissioner to issue a permit on account of 
the provisions of section one may appeal to said board of 



38 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 43, 44. 



Repeal. 



Chap. 



Action by city 
of Haverhill in 
laying out 
portion of 
Arch street 
validated. 



Petitions for 
aasessment of 
damages, when 
may be 
brought. 

Assessment of 

betterments, 

etc. 



appeal. The foregoing provisions of this act shall in all 
respects be subject to the provisions of chapter four hundred 
and eighty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four and any amendment thereof. 

Section 4. Chapter one hundred and fifteen of the 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen is hereby 
repealed. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 21, 1927. 

43 An Act relative to the laying out and construction 

OF A portion of ARCH STREET IN THE CITY OF HAVERHILL 
AND TO THE ASSESSMENT OF BETTERMENTS THEREFOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All action by the city of Haverhill and by 
any of its boards or officers for the purpose of laying out 
and constructing Arch street from Arch avenue to High 
street in said city, in so far as such action may be invalid 
by reason of the fact that any order of taking for such im- 
provement was recorded in the registry of deeds after the 
expiration of the period provided by section three of chapter 
seventy-nine of the General Laws, is hereby validated and 
confirmed. The time within which petitions for the assess- 
ment of damages for any taking for the aforesaid improve- 
ment may be brought shall run from the effective date of 
this act, subject otherwise to the provisions of said chapter 
seventy-nine. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 
one of chapter eighty of the General Laws limiting the period 
for assessing betterments to six months after the completion 
of tlie improvement and the provisions of section two of 
said chapter eighty prohibiting any such assessment unless 
the order of taking, plan and estimate are recorded in the 
registry of deeds within thirty days from the adoption of 
the order, betterments for the aforesaid improvement may 
be assessed, subject otherwise to the provisions of said 
chapter eighty, at any time within six months after said 
effective date, if otherwise in accordance with law. 

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

Approved February 21, 1927. 



Chap. 44 An Act authorizing the town of milford to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Town of 
Milford may 
borrow money 
for school 
purposes. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for and 
constructing a new high school building and originally 
equipping and furnishing said building, the town of Milford 
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, Milford School 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 45, 46. 39 

Loan, Act of 1927. Each authorized issue shall constitute Miiford School 
a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more {^9°^°' ^'^^ °* 
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. 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 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 21, 1927. 

An Act changing the statutory definition of public fhrij) 4/5 

LODGING HOUSES. ' ^ " 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter one hundred and twenty-one of g. L121, §1, 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
eighth line, the word "twenty-five" and inserting in place 
thereof the word: — fifty, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 1. The following words as used in this chapter shall Definitions. 
have the following meanings: 

"Board", the advisory board of the department of pub- 
lic welfare. 

" Commissioner ", tlie commissioner of public welfare. 

"Department", the department of public welfare. 

"Public lodging house", every building not licensed as 
an inn, having a capacity for housing ten or more persons, 
where persons are lodged without charge or at the rate of 
fifty cents or less for a day of twenty-four hours, or in re- 
turn for any work, service or value rendered. 

"Wayfarers' lodge", every building, lodge, enclosure or 
establishment, whether under public or private manage- 
ment, where wayfarers, tramps, wanderers, needy persons 
or persons out of work are habitually fed or provided with 
a place to sleep. Approved February 21, 1927, 

An Act relative to. the criminal liability of vendors (JJkij) 46 
for the sale of unwholesome food by agents. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and fifty of chapter ninety-four of ^- L- 9*. § iso, 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "Whoever" in the first line the words: — , himself or 
by his agent, — so as to read as follows: — Section ^50. Sale, etc., of 
Whoever, himself or by his agent, sells or offers for sale for food prohiwfed. 
food or drink any diseased animal or product thereof or any 
tainted, diseased, corrupt, decayed or unwholesome carcass, 
meat, fish, vegetable, produce, fruit or provisions of any 
kind, except when packed in such a container that upon 



40 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 47, 48. 



Penalty. 



reasonable inspection the condition of the contents thereof 
cannot be ascertained, without making the condition of the 
thing sold or offered for sale fully known to the buyer, shall 
be punished by a fine of not more than two hundred dollars 
or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or both. 

Approved February 21, 1927. 



Chap. 47 An Act to establish the salary of members of the 

BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF SOMERVILLE. 



1899, 240, § 11, 
amended. 



Board of 
aldermen to be 
judge of 
election and 
qualifications 
of its members, 
etc. 



Salary. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section eleven of chapter two hundred and 
forty of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-nine is 
hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following 
new sentence: — 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 term for which the members of the board voting the 
increase are elected, — so as to read as follows: — Section 
11. The board of aldermen shall be the judge of the election 
and qualifications of its members, and shall from time to 
time make rules for its proceedings. A majority of the 
members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the 
transaction of business, but a less number may 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 ex- 
ceeding three hundred dollars a year each. Such salary 
may be reduced, but no increase therein shall be made to 
take effect during the term for which the members of the 
board voting the increase are elected. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the voters of the city of Somerville at the 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 nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-seven, entitled ' An 
Act to establish the salary of members of the 
board of aldermen of the city of Somerville', 
be accepted?" If a majority of the votes cast on said 
question are in the affirmative, this act shall thereupon take 
effect, but not otherwise. Approved February 21, 1927. 



YES. 




NO. 





Chap. 48 An Act regulating the removal of human bodies from 
one grave or tomb to another in the same cemetery. 



G. L. 114, § 45, 
etc., amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section forty-five of chapter one hundred and fourteen of 
the General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter one 
hundred and seventy-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-two and by section two of chapter two hundred and 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 49. 41 

forty-tliree of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, 
is hereby further amended by striking out, in the ninth 
line, the word " or" and by inserting after the word " another" 
in the tenth line the words: — , or from one grave or tomb 
other than the receiving tomb to another in the same ceme- 
tery, — so as to read as follows : — Section J^5. Except as Permits for 
provided in sections forty-four and forty-six, no undertaker of'humin •' 
or other person shall bury or otherwise dispose of a human bodies. 
body in a town, or remove therefrom a human body which 
has not been buried, until he has received a permit from 
the board of health or its agent appointed to issue such 
permits, or if there is no such board, from the clerk of the 
town where the person died; and no undertaker or other Permits for 
person shall exhume a human body and remove it from a etc."of^human 
town, from one cemetery to another, or from one grave or bodies. 
tomb other than the receiving tomb to another in the same 
cemetery, until he has received a permit from the board of 
health or its agent aforesaid or from the clerk of the town 
where the body is buried. No such permit shall be issued Written state- 
until there shall have been delivered to such board, agent facts to precede 
or clerk, as the case may be, a satisfactory written statement pe"mit.^°^ 
containing the facts required by law to be returned and 
recorded, which shall be accompanied, in case of an original 
interment, by a satisfactory certificate of the attending Certificate of 
physician, if any, as required by law, or in lieu thereof a physi^laf etc 
certificate as hereinafter provided. If there is no attending 
physician, or if, for sufficient reasons, his certificate cannot 
be obtained early enough for the purpose, or is insufficient, 
a physician who is a member of the board of health, or 
employed by it or by the selectmen for the purpose, shall 
upon application make the certificate required of the at- 
tending physician. If death is caused by violence, the Certificate if 
medical examiner shall make such certificate. If the death vfoienc^e^ 
certificate contains a recital, as required by section ten of Recital as to 
chapter forty-six, that the deceased served in the army, decelled'to °^ 
navy or marine corps of the United States in any war in appear upon 
which it has been engaged, such recital shall appear upon 
the permit. The board of health or its agent, upon receipt Countersigning 
of such statement and certificate, shall forthwith counter- of sta^ment'"" 
sign it and transmit it to the clerk of the town for regis- ^^^ certificate. 
tration. The person to whom the permit is so given and Furnishing of 
the physician certifying the cause of death shall thereafter formation as to 
furnish for registration any other necessary information '^"=«^«'^' ^^• 
which can be obtained as to the deceased, or as to the manner 
or cause of the death, which the clerk or registrar may 
require. Approved February 21, 1927. 

An Act relative to the kinds of business that insur- Chap. 49 

ANCE COMPANIES MAY TRANSACT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section forty-seven of chapter one hundred and seventy- g. l. 175, § 47, 
five of the General Laws, as amended by chapter one hun- ® ''" *™^° ° ' 



42 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 50. 



Purposes of 
incorporation 
of insurance 
companies.' 



dred ninety-eight, by section one of chapter two hundred 
fifteen and by section three of chapter two hundred seventy- 
seven, all of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, 
and by section three of chapter two hundred sixty-seven of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby 
further amended by striking out the first and eighth clauses 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — First, To 
insure against loss or damage to property by fire, lightning 
and other electrical disturbances, wind, tornado, tempest, 
cyclone, earthquake, hail, frost, snow, ice, weather or 
climatic conditions, including excess or deficiency of moisture, 
flood, rain or drought, rising of the waters of the ocean or its 
tributaries, bombardment, invasion, foreign enemies, in- 
surrection, riot, sabotage, war, civil war or commotion, 
military or usurped power, explosion fire ensuing, and ex- 
plosion no fire ensuing, except explosion of steam boilers 
and flywheels; also to insure against loss or damage by 
insects, disease or other causes, to trees, crops or other 
products of the soil; and against loss of use or occupancy 
due to any of said causes. 

Eighth, To insure against loss or damage to any goods or 
premises of the insured, and loss or damage to the property 
of another for which the insured is liable, caused by the 
breakage or leakage of sprinklers, pumps, water pipes, 
elevator tanks and cylinders, steam pipes and radiators, or 
plumbing and its fixtures, or against accidental injury from 
other causes than fire, lightning, bombardment or wind- 
storm to such sprinklers, pumps, water pipes, elevator 
tanks and cylinders, steam pipes and radiators, plumbing 
and fixtures; also to insure against loss or damage to any 
goods or premises of the insured, and loss or damage to the 
property of another for which the insured is liable, caused 
by water, rain or snow entering through leaks or openings 
in buildings, or caused by the contents of any tank, or 
impact of any falling tank, tank platform or supports erected 
in or upon any building, and to insure against loss of use 
and occupancy due to any of said causes. 

Approved February 21, 1927. 



Chap. 50 An Act subjecting the office of city electkician in 

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 there- 

cfvi^'lcTvicT'^^'^ under, relating to permanent members of fire departments 

laws, etc. of citics shall hereafter apply to the office of city electrician 

in the city of Gloucester, but without requiring the present 

incumbent 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 municipal 
election in the form of the following question which shall be 
placed upon the ballot to be used at said election: "Shall an 



Office of city 
electrician in 
city of Gloupes- 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 51, 52. 43 

act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-seven, entitled 'An Act subjecting the 
office of City Electrician in 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 February 21, 1927. 

An Act to include certain tide waters within the QJiav 51 

TOWN OF WEST TISBURY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. So much of the tide waters in the Atlantic Certain tide 
ocean south of Martha's Vineyard island as was set apart pa^o^f townof 
to the town of Tisbury under the provisions of chapter one WestTisbury. 
hundred and ninety-six of the acts of eighteen hundred and 
eighty-one is hereby made a part of the town of West Tisbury. 

Section 2. So much of the tide waters of Vineyard Same subject. 
sound lying westerly of an extension northerly of the 
boundary line between the towns of Tisbury and West 
Tisbury, established by chapter two hundred and sixteen of 
the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-two, as was set 
apart to the town of Tisbury under the provisions of said 
chapter one hundred and ninety-six, is hereby made a part 
of the town of West Tisbury. 

Approved February 21, 1927. 

kvi Act relative to the oaths of office of assistant QJi^j) 52 

CLERKS, TEMPORARY CLERKS AND TEMPORARY ASSISTANT 
CLERKS OF DISTRICT COURTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twelve of chapter two hundred and eighteen of G- l. 218, § 12. 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the ^'"'^" ^ ' 
word "sworn" in the second line the following words: — , 
and in the case of any such assistant clerk, temporary clerk 
or temporary assistant clerk the oath of ofl&ce may be ad- 
ministered by the justice or a special or associate justice of 
his court, who shall, upon administering the same, forthwith 
make return of such act with the date thereof to the state 
secretary, — so as to read as follows: — Section 12. The cicrks, etc.. to 
clerks, assistant clerks, temporary clerks and temporary b^sworu. 
assistant clerks of said courts shall be sworn, and in the case justice, etc., 
of any such assistant clerk, temporary clerk or temporary ^tL^o'^s^ist-'^ 
assistant clerk the oath of office may be administered by ant clerks, etc. 
the justice or a special or associate justice of his court, who 
shall, upon administering the same, forthwith make return Return to state 
of such act with the date thereof to the state secretary, secretary. 
They or one of them shall attend all sessions of the court 
and shall keep a record of all its proceedings. The clerks Duties and 
shall have the care and custody of all the records, books and powders of 
papers appertaining to, or filed or deposited in, their re- 
spective offices. A clerk paid by the county may make 



44 Acts, 1927. — Chap. 53. 

and issue writs and processes, shall make returns of the 
court, tax bills of costs and receive fines, forfeitures, fees 
and costs accruing from the civil and criminal business of 
the court, including fees for blanks and copies. 

Approved February 21, 1927. 



Chav. 53 An Ac"^ providing for jewelers' block insurance. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
G. L. 175, §47, Section 1. Section forty-seven of chapter one hun- 

etc, amended. i ■ i j. n e j.V- r^ i t j j 

dred and seventy-nve oi the (jeneral Laws, as amended 
by chapter one hundred and ninety-eight, section one of 
chapter two hundred and fifteen and section three of chapter 
two hundred and seventy-seven, all of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-one, by section three of chapter two 
hundred and sixty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five and by chapter forty-nine of the acts of 
the current year, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word "insurance" in the ninth and tenth lines of 
clause second the following: — ; and to insure a person 
engaged in the business or trade of manufacturing, buying, 
selling or dealing in, cutting or setting precious stones, 
jewels, jewelry, gold, silver or other precious metals, whether 
as principal, agent, broker, factor or otherwise, against any 
and all risks of loss or damage, including deterioration and 
loss of use, arising out of or in connection with such business 
or trade and against liability on account of any such loss or 
damage, including deterioration and loss of use, in this 
chapter called jewelers' block insurance, — so that clause 
Purposes of sccoud will read as follows : — Second, To insure vessels, 
certlminsur" °^ freights, goods, money, effects, and money lent on bottomry 
ancecompauies. or respondentia, against the perils of the sea and other perils 
usually insured against by marine insurance; risks of inland 
navigation and transportation; also, in connection with 
marine or inland marine or transportation insurance on 
property, to insure against any risk whether to person or 
to property, including liability for loss or damage to either, 
arising out of the construction, repair, operation, maintenance 
Jewelers' block or use of the subjcct matter of such primary insurance; and 
insurance, etc. ^q insure a persou engaged in the business or trade of manu- 
facturing, buying, selling or dealing in, cutting or setting 
precious stones, jewels, jewelry, gold, silver or other precious 
metals, whether as principal, agent, broker, factor or other- 
wise, against any and all risks of loss or damage, including 
deterioration and loss of use, arising out of or in connection 
with such business or trade and against liability on account 
of any such loss or damage, including deterioration and 
loss of use, in this chapter called jewelers' block insurance; 
also to insure against loss or damage to and loss of use of 
motor vehicles, their fittings and contents, whether such 
vehicles are being operated or not, and wherever the same 
may be, resulting from accident, collision, fire, lightning, 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 54. 45 

theft, and any of the perils usually insured against by marine 
insurance, or from risks of inland navigation and trans- 
portation; and against loss or damage caused by teams, 
automobiles or other vehicles, except rolling stock of rail- 
ways, to the property of another, for which loss or damage 
any person is liable; but not including insurance against Certain insur- 
loss or damage by reason of bodily injury or death by acci- ^^'^^ e=''='uded. 
dent to any person resulting from the maintenance and use 
of motor vehicles. 

Section 2. Section fifty-one of said chapter one hundred ^- ^- ^''S- § si. 
and seventy-five, as amended by section two of chapter 
thirty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, and by section one of chapter two hundred and ninety- 
eight and section five of chapter four hundred and fifty, both 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after the word "dollars" in the 
sixth line of clause (a) the following: — , or jewelers' block 
insurance as set forth in clause second of section forty-seven, 
if authorized to transact the first, — so that clause (a) will 
read as follows : — (a) The first and second, if authorized to Kinds of 
transact either, provided it has a paid-up capital of not maTbe^com-*^^ 
less than four hundred thousand dollars, or the first and l^'^^^d by stock 

, ,. . . 'i? j^i • 1 , insurance 

second exceptmg ocean marme msurance, it authorized to companies, 
transact either, provided it has a paid-up capital of not less 
than three hundred thousand dollars, or jewelers' block 
insurance as set forth in clause second of section forty-seven, 
if authorized to transact the first. 

Approved February 21, 1927. 



An kCT PKOHIBITING UNTIL THE YEAR NINETEEN HUNDRED flhnnj ^A 
AND TWENTY-EIGHT THE TAKING OF HARES IN THE COUNTY ^' 

OF ESSEX. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seven of the acts of nineteen 1925, 107, 
hundred and twenty-five is hereby amended by striking a^^ended. 
out, in the fifth line, the word "twenty-seven" and inserting 
in place thereof the word : — twenty-eight, — and also by 
striking out, in the ninth line, the word "section" and 
inserting in place thereof the word: — act, — so as to read 
as follows: — In Essex county, hares may not be taken. Taking, etc., 
killed or had in possession except as provided in sections Easex'^cointy 
forty-six A, forty-nine and eighty-two to eighty-eight, in- prohibited until 
elusive, of chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the Gen- except, "etc. 
eral Laws, till October twentieth, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight, except that they may be had in possession in 
said county if they were killed in another country, state or 
county without violating the laws thereof. Any person Penalty, 
violating any provision of this act shall be punished by a 
fine of not more than ten dollars. 

Approved February 21, 1927. 



46 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 55, 56. 



Barnstable 
county com- 
missioners may 
enlarge Barn- 
stable county 
sanatorium. 



Chap. 55 An Act providing for the further enlargement of the 

BARNSTABLE COUNTY SANATORIUM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the county of 
Barnstable ma}'' expend a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars for the purpose of constructing, equipping and 
furnishing an addition to the Barnstable county sanatorium. 
Such addition shall consist of an addition to the building 
erected under authority of chapter two hundred and sixty- 
five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six for a 
children's unit and other hospital purposes and shall be 
used for the same or similar purposes. 

Section 2. For the purpose of paying the necessary 
expenses to be incurred under section one, said county com- 
missioners may borrow from time to time, on the credit of 
the county, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding 
in the aggregate ten thousand dollars, and may issue bonds 
or notes of the county therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Barnstable County Sanatorium Loan, Act 
of 1927. 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. In- 
debtedness 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 the county commissioners of said county; provided, that 
such acceptance occurs during the current year. 

Approved February 21, 1927. 



May borrow 
money, etc. 



Barnstable 
County Sana- 
torium Loan, 
Act of 1927. 



Submission to 
county com- 
missioneis 
Proviso. 



G. L. 40, § 42A, 
etc., amended. 



Chap. 56 An Act relative to the collection of water rates by 

FIRE DISTRICTS AUTHORIZED TO SUPPLY WATER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section forty-two A of chapter forty of the General Laws, 
inserted therein by chapter three hundred and ninety-one of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, and amended 
by chapter one hundred and seven of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-four, is hereby further amended by 
inserting after the word "commissioners" in the last line the 
words : — or officers exercising similar powers, — and by 
adding at the end thereof the following: — A fire district 
authorized to supply water shall, for the purposes of said 
sections, be deemed a water district, — so as to read as 
Unpaid water f ollows : — Section 42 A. If the rates and charges due to 
upon real a city or town or water district which accepts this and the 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 57. 47 

five following sections by vote of its city council or of the estate-, ptc., in 
voters in town or district meeting for supplying water to towns^and^^' 
any real estate at the request of the owner or tenant, in- water districts. 
eluding interest and costs thereon, as established 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 and the five following sections shall not take effect in Certificate of 
a city or town or water district accepting the same as afore- Btatute"mini 
said until the city, town or district clerk files in the proper ^to. 
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 Sections to 
following sections shall also apply to a water district which pert!un water 
has accepted sections forty-two A to forty-two F, inclusive, districts, etc. 
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 department" 
or "board or officer having control of the water department" 
appear, they shall also mean and include such water district 
and its water commissioners or officers exercising similar 
powers, respectively. A fire district authorized to supply Certain fire 
water shall, for the purposes of said sections, be deemed a deemed water 
water district. Approved February 21, 1927. districts. 



An Act to provide additional funds for the recon- (Jfidj) 57 

STRUCTION OF THE EAST SAUGUS BRIDGE OVER THE SAUGUS 
RIVER BETWEEN THE TOWN OF SAUGUS AND THE CITY OF 
LYNN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter two hundred and i^-^' ^s^- § 2, 
ninety-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
six is hereby amended by striking out, in the second and 
third lines, the words "twenty-five thousand five hundred" 
and inserting in place thereof the words : — thirty-six thou- 
sand, — so as to read as follows : — Section 2. The cost and Limitation and 
expenses incurred under this act shall not exceed the sum of cost and ex- 
thirty-six thousand dollars, and shall be paid in the first p®"®"^^- 
instance by the county of Essex. The treasurer of said County 
county, with the approval of the county commissioners, borrow money, 
may borrow by a temporary loan or loans on the credit of the ®*''" 
county such sums not exceeding the said amount as may 
from time to time be required to meet the cost and expenses 
aforesaid, including interest, and may issue notes of the 
county therefor and may sell such notes at public or private 
sale upon such terms and conditions as the county com- 
missioners may deem proper. The said treasurer may re- 
new the same for such periods as may be necessary. All 
amounts so borrowed shall be deposited in the treasury of 
the county, and the said treasurer shall pay out the same 



48 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 57. 



1926, 293, § 4, 
amended. 



County of 
Essex may 
borrow to pay 
its proportion 
of cost and 
expenses. 



County of 
Essex, East 
Saugus Bridge 
Loan, Act of 
1926. 



Town of 
Saugus may 
borrow to pay 
its proportion 
of cost and 
expenses. 



Town of 
Saugus, East 
Saugus Bridge 
Loan, Act of 
1926. 

City of Lynn 
may borrow 
to pay its pro- 
portion of cost 
and expenses. 

City of Lynn, 
East Saugus 
Bridge Loan, 
Act of 1926. 



Proceeds of 
loans, dispo- 
sition, etc. 



Submission to 
Essex county 
commissioners. 
Proviso. 



as ordered by the county commissioners, and shall keep a 
separate and accurate account of all moneys borrowed and 
expended under the provisions of this act, including interest. 

Section 2. Section four of said chapter two hundred 
and ninety-three is hereby amended by striking out the 
words "eighty-five hundred" wherever they occur in said 
section and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the 
words: — twelve thousand, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 4- For the purpose of paying the proportion of the 
said cost and expenses which is to be borne by the county 
of Essex, the county treasurer, with the approval of the 
county commissioners, may borrow such sum as may be 
necessary, not exceeding twelve thousand dollars, and may 
issue notes of the county therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words. County of Essex, East Saugus Bridge Loan, 
Act of 1926. Such loan shall be paid within one year from 
its date. Such notes shall be signed by the treasurer of the 
county and countersigned by a majority of the county com- 
missioners. Said 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. The town of Saugus, for the 
purpose of paying its proportion of said cost and expenses, 
may borrow from time to time such sums as may be neces- 
sary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, twelve thousand 
dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall 
bear on their face the words. Town of Saugus, East Saugus 
Bridge Loan, Act of 1926. Each authorized issue shall 
constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid 
within five years from their dates. The city of Lynn, for 
the purpose of paying its proportion of said cost and ex- 
penses, may borrow such sum as may be necessary, not 
exceeding twelve thousand dollars, and may issue notes 
therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, City of 
Lynn, East Saugus Bridge Loan, Act of 1926. Such loan 
shall be paid within one year from its date. Indebtedness 
incurred by said city and by said town under this act shall 
be in excess of their respective statutory limits, but shall, 
except as herein provided, be subject to chapter forty-four 
of the General Laws. The proceeds of loans issued by said 
city and by said town shall be paid into the county treas- 
ury of said county and, together with the proceeds of loans 
issued by said county under this section, shall be applied 
to meet temporary loans of said county issued in accordance 
with section two or to pay said cost and expenses. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the county commissioners of the county of Essex; pro- 
vided, that such acceptance occurs during the current year. 

Approved February 21, 1927. 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 58, 59. 49 



An Act relative to the observance of Spanish war Qfi^j) 5c 

MEMORIAL DAY AND MAINE MEMORIAL DAY. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter six of the General Laws is hereby amended by g. l. 6, new 
inserting after section fourteen the following new section: — section after 
Section I4A. The governor shall annually set apart Febru- Spanish War 
ary fifteenth, the anniversary of the sinking of the United ^,XMaP ^^^ 
States battleship "Maine" in the harbor of Havana, Cuba, Memorial Day 
as Spanish War Memorial Day and Maine Memorial Day, Governor^' 
and shall issue his proclamation recommending that the day *° '®f"® .. 

, , , , , ^ 1 • 1 1- 1 Pin 11 proclamation. 

be observed by the people m the display 01 the nag and by 
appropriate exercises in the public schools and elsewhere, 
commemorative of the services and sacrifices of the men 
who fought in the Spanish-American War. 

Approved February 21, 1927. 



Chap. 59 



An Act relative to the duties of probation officers 
IN connection with investigations by the department 
of mental diseases as to the mental condition of 
certain persons held for trial. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one hundred A of chapter one hun- G. l. 123, 
dred and twenty-three of the General Laws, inserted by irnended!"' 
chapter four hundred and fifteen of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-one, as amended by chapter three • 
hundred and thirty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three and by chapter one hundred and sixty-nine of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after the word "responsibility" 
in the twelfth line the following: — Whenever the probation 
officer of such court has in his possession or whenever the 
inquiry which he is required to make by section eighty-five 
of chapter two hundred and seventy-six discloses facts 
which if known to the clerk would require notice as afore- 
said, such probation officer shall forthwith communicate the 
same to the clerk who shall thereupon give such notice unless 
already given, — so as to read as follows: — Section 100 A. investigation 
Whenever a person is indicted by a grand jury for a capital of mental dfs- 
offense or whenever a person, who is known to have been conditio™of *^' 
indicted for any other offense more than once or to have ?®^^i° persons 
been previously convicted of a felony, is indicted by a grand 
jury or bound over for trial in the superior court, the clerk 
of the court in which the indictment is returned, or the 
clerk of the district court or the trial justice, as the case 
may be, shall give notice to the department of mental 
diseases, and the department shall cause such person to be 
examined with a view to determine his mental condition 
and the existence of any mental disease or defect which 
would affect his criminal responsibility. Whenever the Probation 
probation officer of such court has in his possession or certain^^facts" 

to clerk, etc. 



50 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 60, 61. 



Filing of report 
with clerk of 
court, etc. 



Failure of 
notice to de- 
partment, etc. 

Certification 
of notice. 



F'ees, etc., of 
physician 
making exam- 
ination. 



Penalty for 
neglect of duty 
by clerk of 
court, etc. 



Effective date. 



whenever the inquiry which he is required to make by section 
eighty-five of chapter two hundred and seventy-six discloses 
facts which if known to the clerk would require notice as 
aforesaid, such probation officer shall forthwith communicate 
the same to the clerk who shall thereupon give such notice 
unless already given. The department shall file a report of 
its investigation with the clerk of the court in which the 
trial is to be held, and the report shall be accessible to the 
court, the district attorney and to the attorney for the 
accused. In the event of failure by the clerk of a district 
court or the trial justice to give notice to the department 
as aforesaid, the same shall be given by the clerk of the 
superior court after entry of the case in said court. Upon 
giving the notice required by this section the clerk of a 
court or the trial justice shall so certify on the papers. 
The physician making such examination shall, upon cer- 
tification by the department, receive the same fees and 
traveling expenses as provided in section seventy-three for 
the examination of persons committed to institutions and 
such fees and expenses shall be paid in the same manner as 
provided in section seventy-four for the payment of com- 
mitment expenses. Any clerk of court or trial justice who 
wilfully neglects to perform any duty imposed upon him by 
this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than 
fifty dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect on the first day of 
July in the current year. Approved February 21, 1927. 



Chap. 60 An Act prohibiting until the year nineteen hundred 

AND twenty-eight THE TAKING OF DEER IN THE COUNTY 

OF ESSEX. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and six of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-five is hereby amended by striking out, in 
the fifth line, the word "twenty-seven" and inserting in 
place thereof the word: — twenty-eight, — so as to read as 
follows: — Whoever, except as otherwise provided in sec- 
tions sixty-two, eighty-two or eighty-three of chapter one 
hundred and thirty-one of the General Laws, before the 
beginning of the open season on deer throughout the com- 
monwealth in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, 
hunts, pursues, wounds or kills a deer in Essex county, or 
sells or offers for sale, or has in possession, a deer or any part 
thereof, captured or killed in said county, shall be punished 
by a fine of one hundred dollars. 

Approved February 21, 1927. 



1925, 106, 
amended. 



Taking, etc., 
of deer in Esses 
county pro- 
hibited until 
year 192S. 



Penalty. 



Chap. 61 An Act authorizing gordon college of theology and 

MISSIONS OF BOSTON TO GRANT ADDITIONAL DEGREES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
^o^^MCoiiege Gordon College of Theology and Missions of Boston is 
and Missions of hereby authorized to grant additional degrees earned in 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 62, 63. 51 

course and appropriate to the several courses of study pur- Boston may 
sued in the institution in accordance with the provisions of deg^ee^'^'^'^"*"''* 
its charter. Approved February 21, 1927. 



Chap. 62 



An Act regulating the use of the word "corpora- 
tion" OR "incorporated" or any abbreviated form 

THEREOF AS PART OF A NAME OR TITLE UNDER WHICH 
BUSINESS IS TRANSACTED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and ten of the General '^•.^ no new 

T -ii 111- • p •(• 1 section after 

Laws is hereby amended by inserting aiter section tour the § 4. 
following new section: — Section 4 A. No individual, unin- Use of word ^ 
corporated association or partnership shall assume or use in or'^^'^uioTrpo^ 
the name or title under which his or its business is transacted '■ated", etc., as 

1 ^ li •>»<(• 1)1 1 1 • part of name 

the word corporation or incorporated or any abbrevi- under which 
ated form thereof. _ tran^aXd, 

Section 2. Section twenty-six of said chapter one regulated. 
hundred and ten is hereby amended by inserting after the amended.' " ' 
word "sections" in the first line the following: — four A, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 26. Violations of any Penalty for 
provision of sections four A, eleven, twelve or thirteen shall word^"cor'po-° 
be punished by a fine of not more than two hundred dollars ration "or " in- 

, . . "^ « , 11 corporated , 

or by imprisonment lor not more than one year, or both. for making 

Approved February 21, 1927. SrlMi'es, 

etc., and for 

. selling falsely 

marked goods. 



An Act authorizing the filing of certificates dis- nhn^ aq 

CHARGING LIENS FOR FEDERAL TAXES AND PROVIDING A ^' 

FEE THEREFOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-four of chapter thirty-six of ^mi'ndld ^ "^' 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "estate" in the first line the words: — or a certificate 
of discharge of such a lien, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 24. Notice of a federal tax lien on real estate or a Notice of 
certificate of discharge of such a lien may be filed with the etcrma^y'be^"' 
register of deeds for the county where the land lies, and fi'®'*- ®*<=- 
shall be recorded, or, if intended to affect registered land, 
shall be filed and registered in accordance with section 
seventy-eight of chapter one hundred and eighty-five. 

Section 2. Section thirty-eight of chapter two hundred ^^J^"/^; ^ ^^' 
and sixty-two of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after the word "lien" in the twenty-eighth line 
the words: — or a certificate of discharge of such a lien, — 
so that the paragraph contained in the twenty-eighth and 
twenty-ninth lines will read as follows: — For filing, record- etc^/^^e'S^' 
ing and indexing a notice of a federal tax lien or a certificate tax Hen, notice, 
of discharge of such a lien, fifty cents. 

Approved February 21, 1927. 



52 Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 64, 65. 



Chap. 64 An Act requiring annual returns of inactive cases to 

BE MADE TO THE STATE SECRETARY BY CERTAIN CLERKS 
OF COURTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

G. L. 221, 5 24, Chapter two hundred and twenty-one of the General 
Laws, as amended in section twenty-four by chapter one 
hundred and thirty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, is hereby further amended by striking out 
said section twenty-four and inserting in place thereof the 
S^c^urtsto^^ following: — Section 24. The clerks of the courts for the 
make annual several couuties and the clerks of the superior court for 
to stete° *^^*^ civil and for criminal business in Suffolk county shall annually 
secretary. jjj 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 marked inactive during 
the year under rule of court, the number of cases of each 
class so marked inactive at any time and remaining untried 
or undisposed of at the end of the year, the number of 
cases of each class pending 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 ap- 
pealed 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 pending at the end of the year, the number of 
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 February 21, 1927. 

Chap. 65 An Act relative to the computation of interest on 
loans and certain overdue premiums on life in- 
surance POLICIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Pi-jo' *^^' 7 Section 1. Section one hundred and thirty-two of 

§ 132, prov. 7, 1111 r> j-i/^it 

etc., amended, chapter One hundred and seventy -fave oi the (jeneral L-aws, 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 65. 53 

as amended by chapter seventy-five of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-two, by chapter one hundred and 
ninety-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, by sections one and two of chapter seventy-five of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four and by section 
two of chapter one hundred and ninety-seven of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby further amended 
by inserting before the word "not" in the seventh line of 
provision 7 the words: — a rate, — and also by striking 
out, in the ninth line of said provision, the word "annually" 
and inserting in place thereof the word: — semi-annually, — 
so that provision 7 will read as follows: — 7. A provision Loans on life 
that not later than the third anniversary of the policy the p'Jfnci^a'^® 
holder of the policy shall, upon a proper assignment thereof interest, etc. 
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 a rate not 
exceeding six per cent per annum or, at the option of the 
company, with interest as aforesaid compounded semi- 
annually. Said provision shall include such other condi- 
tions as, in conformity to the laws of the commonwealth, 
the company will impose when the application for the loan 
is made. 

Section 2. Said section one hundred and thirty-two of p;„^- 1^^, 
said chapter one hundred and seventy-five, as amended as etc., amended! 
aforesaid, is hereby further amended by striking out, in the 
tenth line of provision 11, the word "annually" and insert- 
ing in place thereof the word: — semi-annually, — so that 
provision 11 will read as follows: — 11. A provision that the Reinstatement 
holder of a policy shall be entitled to have the policy rein- fnsullnce 
stated at any time within three years from the date of de- policies. 
fault, unless the cash surrender 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 any other in- Payment of 
debtedness to the company upon said policy, with interest plmiums, 
at the rate of not exceeding six per cent per annum or, at the ^terest, etc 
option of the company, with interest as aforesaid com- 
pounded semi-annually. 

Section 3. Section one hundred and forty-two of said 9]^-'^J^l' 
chapter one hundred and seventy-five, as amended by amended!' 
section three of said chapter seventy-five of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby further amended 
by inserting after the word "at" in the seventh line the 
words: — a rate, — and also by striking out, in the ninth 
line, the word "annually" and inserting in place thereof the 
word: — semi-annually, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 142. After three full annual premiums have been Loans on 
paid on any policy of life or endowment insurance issued o°endowmelft 
by a domestic life company after December thirty-first, insurance, 
nineteen hundred and seven, the holder thereof, upon its "* *'^ ' ^ **■ 
proper assignment to the company, shall within ninety days 



54 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 66, 67. 



when. 



of the application therefor be entitled to a loan from the 
company, on the sole security of the policy, with interest 
at a rate not exceeding six per cent per annum or, at the 
option of the company, with interest as aforesaid com- 
pounded semi-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 indebtedness to the company and any unpaid portion 
Policy avoided, 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 pay- 
ment occurs, nor until thirty days after notice has been 
mailed by the company to the last known address 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 a loan upon any policy for less than twenty- 
five dollars. 

This section shall not apply to term policies nor to those 
in force as extended insurance as provided in clause (c) of 
section one hundred and forty-four. 

Approved February 2S, 1927. 



Not applicable 
to certain 
policies. 



Chap. 



G. L. 164, new 
section after 
§72. 

Electric com- 
panies may 
enter private 
lands to make 
surveys, etc. 

Liability for 
damages. 



QQ An Act providing for entry on private land by elec- 
tric COMPANIES FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING SURVEYS 
PRELIMINARY TO EMINENT DOMAIN PROCEEDINGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and sixty-four of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by inserting after section seventy-two 
the following new section: — Section 72 A. The depart- 
ment may upon petition authorize an electric company to 
enter upon lands of any person or corporation for the pur- 
pose of making a survey preliminary to eminent domain 
proceedings. The company so entering upon any such 
lands shall be subject to liability for any damages occasioned 
thereby, to be recovered under chapter seventy-nine. 

Approved February 23, 1927. 



Chap. 67 An Act relative to certain prosecutions by the de- 
partment OF AGRICULTURE. 



G. L. 128, 
§ 30, etc., 
amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and twenty-eight of the General 
Laws, as amended in section thirty by section one of chapter 
one hundred and forty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-three, is hereby further amended by striking out 



Chap. 68 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 68, 69. 55 

said section thirty and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: — Section SO. All prosecutions under sections sixteen Prosecutions 
to twenty-seven, inclusive, section thirty-one and section i^'^g^as'^to^^'" 
thirty-one A shall be instituted and directed by the com- European 

1 • 11 1 • J. 1 i> corn borer, etc. 

missioner or by a person or persons specially designated tor 
the purpose by him. Approved February 23, 1927. 

An Act relative to the duties of the senate and 

HOUSE counsel IN RESPECT TO OBSOLETE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fifty-three of chapter three of the General Laws, g. l. 3. 5 53, 
as amended by section one of chapter twenty-four of the ^^'^- ^n^ended. 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby further 
amended by inserting after the word "advisable" in the 
fourth line the following: — , including recommendations for 
the repeal of such statutory provisions as have become 
obsolete or the reasons for the enactment of which have 
ceased to exist, — so as to read as follows: — Section 53. Counseitothe 
The said counsel may, from time to time, submit to the ho"u^se*! duties, 
general court such proposed changes and corrections in the ®**^" 
general statutes as they deem necessary or advisable, in- 
cluding recommendations for the repeal of such statutory 
provisions as have become obsolete or the reasons for the 
enactment of which have ceased to exist. They shall, as 
early as practicable after prorogation, file in the office of 
the state secretary a copy of all amendments of and addi- 
tions to the General Laws, which shall be open to public 
inspection. They shall advise and assist as to the form of 
drafts of bills submitted to them in accordance with section 
thirty-three of chapter thirty. 

( The foregoing was laid before the governor on the seventeenth 
day of February, 1927, 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 reports of treatment of certain (Jfiaj) 69 

WOUNDS CAUSED BY FIREARMS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and twelve of the General Laws is g. l. 112, new 
hereby amended by inserting after section twelve the follow- f^f°° ^^*®'' 
ing new section: — Section 12 A. Every physician attending Physicians, 
or treating a case of bullet wound, gunshot wound, powder tr^tmenTof* 
burn or any other injury arising from or caused by the dis- certain wounds 
charge of a gun, pistol or other firearm, or, whenever any firearms, etc. 
such case is treated in a hospital, sanitarium or other in- 
stitution, the manager, superintendent or other person in 
charge thereof, shall report such case at once to the com- 
missioner of public safety and to the police authorities of 
the town where such physician, hospital, sanitarium or 
institution is located. This section shall not apply to such Not applicable 
wounds, burns or injuries received by any member of the of S^dYorces 



56 Acts, 1927. — Chap. 70. 

of United armed forces of the United States or of the commonwealth 

commonw4ith, whilc engaged in the actual performance of duty. Who- 
etc- ever violates any provision of this section shall be punished 

Penalty. j^y ^ gj^g q£ j^^^ jggg than fifty nor more than one hundred 

dollars. Approved February 25, 1927. 

Chap. 70 An Act changing and establishing certain harbor 

LINES ON THE SOUTHERLY SIDE OF THE CHARLES RIVER 
IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Harboriincs SECTION 1. The harbor lines on the southerly side of a 

on southerly . p/~<ii • i i ^ ' i i ii-ii 

side of portion portion 01 Charles river are hereby changed and established 
r/ver^cha^gcd as follows: — The location of each of the angle and tangent 
and established, points in the lines hereinafter described is fixed by a distance 
hereinafter called longitude, in feet, from a meridian passing 
through the center of the apex of the dome of the state house 
in Boston, and by a distance hereinafter called latitude, in 
feet, from a line at right angles to said meridian and passing 
through the said center of the apex of the state house dome, 
and the bearings refer to the true meridian passing through 
the center of said apex. Beginning at point X in latitude 
three thousand five hundred seventy-eight and eight tenths 
feet north and longitude one thousand three hundred twenty- 
five and five tenths feet east being a point in the harbor 
line established by chapter one hundred seventy of the acts 
of eighteen hundred eighty; thence along said harbor line 
south fifty-eight degrees thirty-eight minutes six seconds 
west about six hundred sixty-five feet to point F' in latitude 
three thousand two hundred thirty-two and eight tenths 
feet north and longitude seven hundred fifty-seven and nine 
tenths feet east; thence north nine degrees twenty-one 
minutes forty-eight seconds west about three hundred 
eighty feet to point G' in latitude three thousand six hundred 
eight feet north and longitude six hundred ninety-six feet 
east; thence north eighty-eight degrees one minute three 
seconds west about four hundred fifty-three feet to point 
H' in latitude three thousand six hundred twenty-three and 
seven tenths feet north and longitude two hundred forty- 
three feet east; thence north seventy-one degrees thirty- 
six minutes twenty-eight seconds west about four hundred 
forty-seven feet to point I' in latitude three thousand seven 
hundred sixty-four and nine tenths feet north and longitude 
one hundred eighty-one and six tenths feet west; thence 
south eightj^-seven degrees fifty-nine minutes four seconds 
west about five hundred thirty-seven feet to point J' in 
latitude three thousand seven hundred forty-six feet north 
and longitude seven hundred eighteen and five tenths 
feet west; thence to the left by the arc of a circle having a 
radius of four hundred feet about three hundred seventy- 
three feet to point K' in latitude three thousand five hun- 
dred seventy-three and four tenths feet north and longitude 
one thousand thirty -three and six tenths feet west; thence 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 71. 57 

south thirty-four degrees thirty-five minutes thirteen Harbor lines 
seconds west about four hundred forty-six feet to point gidr^/portLn 
L' in latitude three thousand two hundred six feet north "[^g^^g^'j^^ ^^ 
and longitude one thousand two hundred eighty-seven feet and estabiished. 
west; thence south fifty-five degrees twenty -four minutes 
forty-seven seconds east about seventeen feet to point Ca 
in latitude three thousand one hundred ninety-six and three 
tenths feet north and longitude one thousand two hundred 
seventy-two and seven tenths feet west, being a point in 
the harbor line established by said chapter one hundred 
seventy. 

Section 2. Those portions of the harbor lines on the Certain harbor 
southerly side of Charles river established by said chapter vkfuai^^ 
one hundred seventy from point F' above described to point established, 

_, , , r !• 1 1 aDoiisnea. 

Ca are hereby abolished. 

Section 3. The establishment of the harbor line herein- Establishment 
before described shall not be construed as authorizing the une^noTto be 
division of waterways and public lands of the department construed, etc 
of public works to license any filling or structure south of 
said line which will in any way interfere with the free navi- 
gation of vessels through the Charles river bridges before 
the establishment of an approved new channelway. 

Approved February 25, 1927. 

An Act relating to the renaming of certain unac- Phn'Y) '7\ 

CEPTED WAYS. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter eighty-five of the General Laws is hereby amended g. l. 85, two 

1 • , . I., , . ,1 J.1 J. i! 11 • new sections 

by mserting aiter section three the two lollowing new sec- after § 3. 

tions: — Section 3 A. No way in any city or town which is Naming of 

open for public use but has not become a public way shall ^ays'^to^b^ 

be given a name unless the same is first approved by its approved, etc. 

board of survey, or, if there is no such board, its board of 

aldermen or board of selectmen. Section SB. When any Renaming of 

way in a city or town which is open for public use but has accepted"^ 

not become a public way is known by a name, identical with way^. etc. 

the name of another such way or of a public way in the 

same city or town, or so similar thereto as, in the opinion 

of its board of survey, or, if there is no such board, its board 

of aldermen or board of selectmen, to lead to confusion, said 

board, after a public hearing thereon of which notice shall 

be given in the manner provided in section seventy-four of 

chapter forty-one, may by order change the name of either 

such way which has not become a public way. Said board 

shall cause to be placed on each way, the name of which is 

changed hereunder, at or near each point where any other 

way enters or unites with it, a suitable sign bearing the 

name of such way as changed and stating that it is not a 

public way, and shall cause to be filed in the registry of deeds Copy of order 

of the district in which such way is located, and also in case to b'e'fifedl'etlf.^ 

such way is in a city, in the office of the city engineer or, in 

case it is In a town, in the office of the town clerk, a copy of 



58 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 72, 73. 



Action not to 
impose 
additional 
liability upon 
city or town. 



the order effecting such change signed by the chairman of 
the board ordering the same. Nothing in this or the pre- 
ceding section, nor any action taken under and in accord- 
ance with either of them, shall impose any additional liability 
upon any city or town. Approved February 25, 1927. 



Chap. 72 An Act relative to the operation of commercial 

MOTOR vehicles, MOTOR TRUCKS AND TRAILERS IN EXCESS 
OF NINETY-SIX INCHES IN WIDTH OR OF TWENTY-EIGHT 
FEET IN LENGTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter ninety of the General Laws, as amended in 
section nineteen by section one of chapter one hundred 
and eighty of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
five, is hereby further amended by striking out said section 
nineteen and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 19. No commercial motor vehicle, motor truck or 
trailer, the outside width of which is more than ninety-six 
inches or the extreme over-all length of which exceeds twenty- 
eight feet, shall be operated on any way without a special 
permit so to operate from the board or officer having charge 
of such way, or, in case of a state highway or a way de- 
termined by the department of public works to be a through 
route, from the commissioner of public works. The afore- 
said dimensions of width and length shall be inclusive of the 
load. Approved February 25, 1927. 



G. L. 90, § 19, 
etc., amended. 



Restrictions 
as to 

dimensions of 
commercial 
motor veliicles, 
trucks or 
trailers. 



Dimensions to 
include load. 



Chap. 



G. L. Ill, new 
section after 
§85A. 



County 
commissioners 
may provide 
preventoria 
for treatment 
of children 
predisposed to 
tuberculosis. 



G. L. Ill, § 85, 
etc., amended. 



Apportionment 
of cost of 
county 



73 An Act relative to county preventoria for the treat- 
ment OF children predisposed to tuberculosis. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and eleven of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 
eighty-five A, inserted therein by section three of chapter 
one hundred and thirteen of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-three, the following new section: — Section 85 B. 
The county commissioners of any county may provide, with 
the approval of the department, proper and necessary build- 
ings and other equipment for a preventorium for the treat- 
ment of children predisposed or susceptible to tuberculosis, 
at a cost not to exceed three thousand dollars in any calendar 
year. 

Section 2. Section eighty-five of said chapter one hun- 
dred and eleven, as amended by section two of said chapter 
one hundred and thirteen, is hereby further amended by 
inserting after the word "hospital" in the second line the 
words: — , which shall, for the purposes of this section and 
section eighty-five A, include the care, maintenance and 
repair of any preventorium erected by said county in ac- 
cordance with section eighty-five B and also the cost of its 
construction and original equipment, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 85. The county shall provide for the care, 
maintenance and repair of said hospital, which shall, for the 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 74. 59 

purposes of this section and section eighty-five A, inchide tuberculosis 
the care, maintenance and repair of any preventorium and*'*^^ 
erected by said county in accordance with section eighty-five preventoria. 
B and also the cost of its construction and original equipment. 
The county commissioners shall annually in January ap- 
portion the cost thereof, including interest paid or due on 
temporary notes issued therefor, for the previous year to 
the towns liable, in the same proportion in which the cost of 
the construction was assessed, and shall issue their warrant 
against the towns for the amount or percentage for which 
they are severally assessed to pay for the maintenance, care 
and repair of said hospital. The county may, thirty days 
after a written demand for payment, recover in contract 
against any town liable to pay any part of the cost of con- 
struction, maintenance or repair of said hospital the amount 
for which it may be liable. County commissioners of Couuty 

'' . 1 i» 1 1 commissioners 

counties whose patients are cared tor by contract under may borrow 
section seventy-nine may raise and expend the sums neces- payment of 
sary to carry out the provisions thereof, and may borrow the b^'^contract^"^^ 
same on the credit of the county, and issue therefor notes of etc. 
the county, payable, in not more than eighteen months 
from their respective dates of issue, from the reimbursements 
received from the said towns. They shall annually in 
January determine the total amount already expended by 
or due from the county under such contracts during the 
previous year, and shall apportion the same to and may 
collect the same from the several towns liable, in like man- 
ner as the cost of construction and equipment of hospitals 
is apportioned under section eighty-three, and the same shall 
be applied to the payment of the temporary debt incurred 
by said counties. Approved February 25, 1927. 

An Act providing a fee for the re-registration of a nhnjj 74 

WOMAN AS NOTARY PUBLIC, UPON CHANGE OF NAME. ' ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirteen of chapter thirty of the General Laws g. l. 30, § 13, 
is hereby amended by striking out, in the fourth line, the '*™®°'^^'*- 
words ", special commissioner" and also by adding at the 
end thereof the following new sentence: — Upon the change 
of name of any woman, who has been appointed and qualified 
as a notary public, she shall re-register under her new name 
and shall pay to the state secretary a fee of one dollar, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 13. Before the delivery Fee for certain 
of a commission to a person appointed commissioner under commissions, 
section three or four of chapter two hundred and twenty- 
two, notary public, master in chancery, justice of the peace 
or pilot, he shall pay to the state secretary a fee of five 
dollars. Upon the change of name of any woman, who Fee for re- 
has been appointed and qualified as a notary public, she wom^ as" °^ 
shall re-register under her new name and shall pay to the notaries public. 

,, ^ i^piii upon change of 

state secretary a tee of one dollar. name. 

Approved February 25, 1927. 



60 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 75, 76, 77. 



Chap. 75 An Act prohibiting members of the board of aldermen 
OF the city of fall river from holding certain 

OTHER offices DURING THE TERM FOR WHICH THEY ARE 

elected. 



1902, 393, § 17. 
etc., amended. 



Members of 
Fall River 
board of 
aldermen not to 
hold certain 
other offices, 
e.\cept, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter three hundred and ninety-three of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and two, as amended in section seventeen 
by chapter three hundred and sixty-two of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and six and by section one of chapter one hun- 
dred and seventy-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
fourteen, is hereby further amended by striking out said 
section seventeen and inserting in place thereof the following: 
— Section 17. No member of the board of aldermen shall, 
during the term for which he is elected, hold any other oflSce 
or position the salary or compensation for which is payable 
from the city treasury, except an office filled by vote of the 
people. Approved February 25, 1927. 



Chap. 76 An Act relative to the salary of the clerk of the 

LICENSING BOARD FOR THE CITY OF BOSTON, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

se^creter^of '^^^^ sccrctary of the licensing board for the city of Boston 

licensing board shall Tcccive such Salary, not to exceed thirty-five hundred 
Boston." dollars, as shall be fixed by said board, subject to the ap- 

proval of the mayor of said city. 

Approved March 1, 1927. 



Chap. 77 An Act relative to nominations for town offices in 

THE TOWN OF GREENFIELD, TO BE VOTED FOR AT THE 
annual TOWN ELECTION IN THE CURRENT YEAR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The action of the town clerk of the town of 
Greenfield, in receiving certificates of nomination for town 
offices to be filled at the annual town election in said town 
for the current year after the expiration of the time pre- 
scribed by law for filing the same, is hereby validated and 
confirmed, and the nominations evidenced by said certificates 
shall not be invalid by reason of failure to file the same with 
said clerk within said time. Objections to, and withdrawals 
of, all nominations for said election may be filed with said 
clerk not later than five o'clock in the afternoon of the 
second day of March in the current year. 

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

Approved March 1, 1927. 



Certain action 
of town clerk 
of Greenfield 
relative to 
nominations 
for town 
offices 
validated, 
etc. 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 78, 79, 80. 61 



An Act to validate, ratify and confirm the taking of Chap. 78 

WARREN CEMETERY, SO-CALLED, FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES 
BY THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The taking for school purposes of a tract of Taking of 
land, now or formerly known as Warren Cemetery and situ- Cemetery for 
ated on Kearsarge avenue in that part of the city of Boston po^^'by'^i'ty 
commonly known as Roxbury, by an order passed by the of Boston 
board of street commissioners of the city of Boston and etc. 
approved by the mayor of said city on November twenty- 
seventh, nineteen hundred and twenty-five, and recorded 
in Suffolk deeds, book forty-seven hundred and forty-nine, 
page two hundred and twenty-one, in so far as such order or 
action was invalid by reason of the lack of special authority 
from the general court to take such cemetery land, is hereby 
validated, ratified and confirmed. 

Section 2. The time within which petitions for the Petitions for 
assessment of damages for such taking may be brought shall dt^j^^^when 
run from the effective date of this act, subject otherwise to bl.ou\^t 
the provisions of chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws. 

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

Approved March 1, 1927. 



Chap. 79 



An Act authorizing the city of boston to reimburse 
james o. jordan for money paid by him in satisfaction 
of a certain execution. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of discharging a moral City of Boston 

11. . 1 . (•T» T r\ -T ^ ^'^y reimburse 

obligation, the city or Boston may pay to James O. Jordan James o. 

a sura not exceeding five hundred eighty-seven dollars and money pa'id by 

ten cents to reimburse him for money paid in satisfaction of ^'f?/".- , 

11 1 . poffii satisfaction of a 

an execution issued by the superior court tor buiiolk county certain 
against him as an individual in an action to recover damages ®^^'="*'°'^- 
for a certain act done in the performance of his duties as an 
employee of the health department of said city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by the city council of said city, subject to the provisions of "[g^ council, 
its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs during Proviso. 
the current year. Approved March 1, 1927. 

An Act authorizing executive officers or duly au- (Jhar) 80 
thorized agents of overseers of the poor or local ^' 

BOARDS OF public WELFARE TO PERFORM CERTAIN DUTIES 
OF SUCH OVERSEERS OR BOARDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-six of chapter one hundred and seventeen o. l. ii7, § 26. 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after *™^°'^«<*- 
the word "them" in the third line the words: — , or by their 
executive officer or by their duly authorized agent, — so as 



62 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 81, 82. 



Process in 
case of 
removal. 



to read as follows : — Section 26. If within one month 
after receiving such notice the overseers of the latter town 
do not cause such removal to be made or a written statement 
signed by one or more of them, or by their executive officer or 
by their duly authorized agent, of their objections thereto 
to be transmitted to the overseers requesting such removal, 
the overseers requesting it may, by a written order directed 
to a person therein designated, cause the pauper to be re- 
moved to the town of his supposed settlement; and the 
overseers thereof shall receive and provide for him; and 
such place shall be liable to the town incurring the same for 
the expenses of his support and removal, and shall be barred 
from contesting the question of settlement unless the settle- 
ment is denied in said statement. 

Approved March 1, 1927. 



Chap. 81 An Act permitting successive appointments to the 

BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN PHARMACY. 



G. L. IS, 5 22, 
amended. 



Board of 
registration 
in pharmacy. 



Appointment. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-two of chapter thirteen of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the twelfth and 
thirteenth lines, the words "and no person shall serve as a 
member thereof for more than five consecutive years", — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 22. There shall be a 
board of registration in pharmacy, in the three following 
sections called the board, consisting of five persons, residents 
of the commonwealth, who shall be skilled pharmacists, and 
shall have had ten consecutive years of practical experience 
in the compounding and dispensing of physicians' prescrip- 
tions, and shall actually be engaged in the drug business. 
Not more than one member shall have any financial interest 
in the sale of drugs, medicines and chemicals and the com- 
pounding and dispensing of physicians' prescriptions in the 
same councillor district. One member shall annually in 
November be appointed by the governor, with the advice 
and consent of the council, for five years from December 
first following. Approved March 1, 1927. 



Chap. 



G. L. 143, § 85, 
amended. 

Special licenses 
for operators 
in churches, 
schools, etc. 



82 An Act authorizing special licenses for operators of 

MOTION picture MACHINES IN CHURCHES, SCHOOLHOUSES 
AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and forty-three of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out section eighty-five and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 85. Not- 
withstanding any provision of sections seventy-two to 
eighty-four, inclusive, the commissioner of public safety, 
upon application accompanied by a fee of two dollars, may 
grant special licenses for operators of motion picture machines 
in churches, schoolhouses or public institutions which in his 
opinion are in safe condition for said exhibitions, and he 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 83, 84. 63 

may prescribe regulations for the proper conduct of the 
same, but no such license shall be valid for use in the city of Licenses in 
Boston unless it also bears the written approval of the mifst'bea"^ °" 
building commissioner of said city. Approval of 

Approved March 1, 1927. building 

commissioner. 

An Act authorizing the city of medford to borrow fhfjj) oq 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of purchasing or otherwise city of Medford 
acquiring land for school purposes and for constructing money°fo?^ 
school buildings thereon, including the cost of originally school 
equipping and furnishing the same, or for the construction P"'"f*°®^^- 
of additions to school buildings which increase the floor 
space of such buildings, including the cost of originally 
equipping and furnishing 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, seven hundred thousand 
dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall 
bear on their face the words, Medford School Loan, Act of Medford School 

-ri 1 1 • 1 • 1 11 • Loan, Act of 

1927. iivach authorized issue shall constitute a separate 1927. 
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 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 March 2, 1927. 

An Act authorizing the city of lynn to sell certain Q]i(ij) §4 

UNUSED cemetery LAND, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lynn, by its proper authorities, city of Lynn 
may improve, lay out, subdivide with streets and sell any ceXi^nun- 
part or parts or the whole of two parcels of the unused portion "?ed land in 
of Pine Grove cemetery in said city; provided, that the board cemetery. 
of cemetery commissioners of said city shall, by vote at a Proviso. 
regular meeting of said board, assent to any such sale. The Location and 
first of said parcels lies on the westerly side of Boston street boundaries, 
and is bounded northeasterly by land now or late of the heirs 
of Henry O. Newhall, easterly by Boston street, southeasterly 
by North Bend street and northerly by land of said cemetery. 
The second of said parcels lies on the northeasterly side of 
Northern avenue and Sheep Rock alley and is bounded 



64 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 85, 86. 



Submission to 
city council, 
etc. 
Proviso. 



northeasterly by land of said cemetery, northwesterly by 
Hancock street, southwesterly by said Sheep Rock alley and 
said Northern avenue and southeasterly by land now or 
formerly of Alfred G. Morin. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs 
during the current year. Approved March 2, 1927. 



Chap. 85 An Act relative to the tuition of state and city wards 
IN the approved vocational schools of cities, towns 

AND COUNTIES. 



G. L. 74, new 
section after 
§7. 

Tuition of 
state and city 
wards in 
approved 
vocational 
schools, by 
whom paid. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter seventy-four of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after section seven the following new 
section: — Section 7 A. For the tuition in an approved 
vocational school of any town or county of any child over 
fourteen years of age placed in such town or county by the 
department of public welfare or by the trustees of the Massa- 
chusetts training schools or by the child welfare division of 
the institutions department of the city of Boston, the com- 
monwealth or the city of Boston, as the case may be, shall 
pay to said school the tuition fee established by the com- 
missioner. Approved March 2, 1927. 



City of Lynn 
may authorize 
the J. B. Blood 
Company to 
maintain a 
bridge over 
Wheeler street. 



Chap. 86 An Act authorizing the j. b. blood company to main- 
tain A BRIDGE OVER WHEELER STREET IN THE CITY OF 
LYNN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Upon petition and after seven days' notice 
inserted in at least two newspapers published in the city of 
Lynn, and a public hearing thereon, the city council of said 
city may, by a two thirds vote, with the approval of the 
mayor, issue a permit to the J. B. Blood Company, a cor- 
poration having its principal place of business in L^^nn, its 
successors and assigns, to build and maintain a bridge over 
Wheeler street in said city, at a point where said corporation 
owns the land in fee on opposite sides of the said street and 
also the fee in that part of the street to be covered by said 
bridge, for the purpose of connecting the buildings owned 
and occupied by said corporation on said opposite sides of 
the said street, upon condition of such ownership and upon 
such further conditions and subject to such restrictions as 
the said council may prescribe. 

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



Restrictions 
as to height, 
width, etc. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 87. 65 

Section 3. If a traveler on the highway while in the Liability for 
exercise of due care sustains bodily injury or damage in his 0° damage^'^ 
property by reason of the construction or maintenance of t° property. 
said bridge, he may recover damages therefor in an action 
of tort brought in the superior court against said J. B. 
Blood Company, or its successors or assigns, within one 
year after the date of such injury or damage; provided, proviso. 
that such notice of the time, place and cause of the said 
injury or damage be given to said J. B. Blood Company, 
or its successors or assigns, by, or on behalf of, the person 
sustaining 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 provided shall not be exclusive, Remedy not 
but shall be in addition to any other remedy provided by ^'''''"si^^- 
law. 

Section 4. If any part or section of this act be declared Unconstitution- 

, ii'i- (•• •• •• ahty of any 

unconstitutional, the validity or its remaining provisions part of act not 
shall not be affected thereby. it^olTema^^g 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance provisions. 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- dtyTOimcii,*" 
visions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs ^^•=- 
during the current year. Approved March 2, 1927. ^''°^'s°- 

An Act authorizing the city of taunton to borrow Qfidj) 37 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for school Ip'^^ntonin 
purposes, and for the construction of additions to existing borrow money 
school buildings which will increase the floor space thereof, p°urposes* 
including the cost of originally equipping and furnishing such 
additions, the city of Taunton 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, Taunton School Loan, Act of 1927. Each authorized |ei"o"\°foan 
issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall Actofi927. ' 
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. 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 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 4, 1927. 



66 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 88, 89, 90. 



Chap. 88 An Act authorizing the city of Marlborough to appro- 
priate MONEY TO PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR HOLDING IN 
SAID CITY DURING THE CURRENT YEAR THE STATE CON- 
VENTION OF THE UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Marlborough may appropriate 
a sum, not exceeding two thousand dollars, for the purpose 
of providing proper facilities for public entertainment at 
the time of the state convention of the United Spanish War 
Veterans to be held in said city on the seventeenth, 
eighteenth and nineteenth days of June, nineteen hundred 
and twenty-seven and of paying expenses incidental to such 
entertainment. Money so appropriated shall be expended 
under the direction of the mayor of said city. 

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

Approved March 4, 1927. 



City of Marl- 
borough may 
appropriate 
money for 
holding State 
Convention of 
United Spanish 
War Veterans. 



To be expended 
under direction 
of mayor. 



The Somerville 
Trust Com- 
pany may hold 
additional 
real estate in 
city of 
Somerville. 



Chap. 89 An Act authorizing the somerville trust company 
TO HOLD additional real estate in the city of somer- 
ville. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Somerville Trust Company, a trust 
company organized under the laws of this commonwealth 
and having its usual place of business in the city of Somer- 
ville, may, subject otherwise to the provisions of section 
forty-one of chapter one hundred and seventy-two of the 
General Laws, as 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, invest in 
real estate in said city 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, 
seventy-five thousand dollars, in addition to the amount 
permitted by said section forty-one, amended as aforesaid, 
to be invested by said trust company at the time this act 
takes effect. 

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

Approved March 4> 1927. 



Chap. 90 An Act authorizing the Lexington trust company to 

hold additional real estate in the town of LEXING- 
TON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Trust'com-*"" SECTION 1. The Lcxingtou Trust Company, a trust 
pany may hold Company Organized under the laws of this commonwealth 
reaiVstate in ^^^ having its usual placc of business in the town of Lexing- 
L"rn°ton ^'^'^' may, subject otherwise to the provisions of section 

forty-one of chapter one hundred and seventy-two of the 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 91. 67 

General Laws, as 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, invest 
in 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, seventy-five thousand dollars, in addition to 
the amount permitted by said section forty-one, amended 
as aforesaid, to be invested by said trust company, but 
in no event exceeding one hundred and forty-three thousand 
seven hundred and fifty dollars in the aggregate. 

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

Approved March 4, 1927. 

Ai>i Act relative to the collection from the city or QJiqjj 91 

TOWN OF settlement OF CLAIMS FOR EXPENSES INCURRED 
IN CARING FOR PERSONS SICK WITH DISEASES DANGEROUS 
TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and eleven of the General Laws, as g. l. in, 
amended in section one hundred and sixteen by section amencf^'.' 
three of chapter two hundred and forty-one of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby further amended 
by striking out said section one hundred and sixteen and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section ii^. Expenses 
Reasonable expenses incurred by boards of health or b}^ the boards of 
commonwealth in making the provision required by law for commonwealth 
persons infected with smallpox or other disease dangerous on account of 
to the public health shall be paid by such person or his with diseases 
parents, if he or they be able to pay, otherwise by the town pubffc h^ith, 
where he has a legal settlement, upon the approval of the payment, etc. 
bill by the board of health of such town or by the depart- 
ment of public welfare; but such expenses shall not be re- Time limit 
covered from a town liable therefor, unless proceedings to expenses.^'^^ ° 
recover the same are commenced within two years after the 
cause of action arises. Such settlement shall be determined 
by the overseers of the poor, and by the department of 
public welfare in cases cared for bv the commonwealth. If Payment by 

^ . ", 1 II 1 • 1 commonwealth 

the person has no settlement, such expenses shall be paid if person has 
by the commonwealth, upon the approval of bills therefor °° ^°" ®""®" " 
by the department of public welfare. In all cases of persons Procedure in 
having settlements, a written notice shall be sent by the gonsVavmg 
board of health of the town where the person is sick to the settlements. 
board of health of the town where such person has a settle- 
ment, who shall forthwith transmit a copy thereof to the 
overseers of the poor of the place of settlement; but nothing 
shall be recovered for relief furnished more than three 
months prior to notice thereof given to the board of health 
of the place of settlement. If. within one month after re- 
ceiving such notice the board of health of the latter town 
does not submit a written statement denying the settlement 



68 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 92, 93. 



In cases of 
persons liable 



and stating the reasons therefor, said town shall be barred 
from contesting the question of settlement. In any 



case 



to>e™ai°- liable to be maintained by the commonwealth when public 
monweaith, etc. aid has been rendered to such sick person, a written notice 
shall be sent to the department of public welfare, containing 
such information as will show that the person named therein 
b^'common^^"* ^^ ^ propcr charge to the commonwealth, and reimbursement 
wealth. shall be made for reasonable expenses incurred within five 

days next before such notice is mailed, and thereafter until 
such sick person is removed under section twelve of chapter 
one hundred and twenty-one, or is able to be so removed 
without endangering his or the public health. Reimburse- 
ment by the commonwealth under the provisions hereof shall 
be subject to the provisions of section forty-two of chapter 
one hundred and twenty-one. Approved March 4, 1927. 



Chap. 



G. L. 178, § 12, 
amended. 

Policies to be 
issued to 
residents, etc., 
only. 



Liability of the 
bank. 



92 An Act relative to investigations as to deaths of 
non-resident holders of savings bank life insurance 
policies and annuity contracts. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twelve of chapter one hundred and seventy-eight 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the 
last sentence, — so as to read as follows: — Section 12. No 
policy or annuity contract shall be issued except upon the 
life and for the benefit of a resident of the commonwealth or 
of a person regularly employed therein. If the holder of any 
policy or annuity issued by such a bank becomes a resident 
of another state or country, it shall be necessary, unless the 
bank otherwise provides, for such a policy holder or such 
an annuitant, or his duly authorized representative, or the 
beneficiary entitled to a claim for loss under such a policy, 
to make or receive payments at the bank, or by correspond- 
ence, without notice from the bank. Should a lapse occur 
by reason of the failure of any such person to do so season- 
ably, the liability of the bank, in case of a policy of insur- 
ance, shall be only for the amount of its previously acquired 
paid-up insurance value, or, on demand, for the stipulated 
cash surrender value thereof. Approved March 4, 1927. 



Chap. 93 An Act further regulating the issuance of annuity 

AND PURE endowment CONTRACTS BY LIFE INSURANCE 

companies. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one hundred and twenty-three of 
chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the General Laws, 
as amended by chapter two hundred and sixty-eight of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, and by chapter 
one hundred and by section one of chapter one hundred and 
ninety-seven, both of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five, is hereby further amended by inserting after 
the word "with" in the twentieth line the word: — com- 



G. L. 175, I 123, 
etc., amended. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 93. 69 

pound, — so that the last paragraph will read as follows: — 

The foregoing requirement for medical examination shall Medical 

. lo^^i' e T T* J?"ia."i examination 

not apply to the issuance oi a poncy or policies ot industrial requirement 
insurance aggregating in amount five hundred dollars or less, i^guanceof ^ ^ 
exclusive of dividend additions thereon, upon any one life, certain policies, 
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 with compound 
interest; provided, however, that no industrial policy shall Proviso, 
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 com- Penalty, 
pany violating this section, or any officer, agent or other 
person soliciting or effecting, or attempting to effect, a 
contract of insurance contrary to the provisions hereof, shall 
be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars. 

Section 2. Section one hundred and thirty-two of said G- L- i75, 5 132, 

1. 1111 J r> 111 etc., amended. 

chapter one hundred and seventy-nve, as amended by 
chapter seventy-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-two, by chapter one hundred and ninety-five of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, by sections one 
and two of chapter seventy-five of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-four, by section two of said chapter one 
hundred and ninety-seven and by sections one and two of 
chapter sixty-five of the acts of the current year, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after the word "with" in 
the seventeenth line the word: — compound, — so that the 
first paragraph will read as follows: — Section 132. No Life or en- 
policy of life or endowment insurance and no annuity or pure inTuronce 
endowment policy shall be issued or delivered in the com- policies etc., 
monwealth until a copy of the form thereof has been on file form by 
for thirty days with the commissioner, unless before the commissioner, 
expiration of said thirty days he shall have approved 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 therefor, pro- Proviso, 
vided that such action of the commissioner shall be subject 
to review by the supreme judicial court; nor shall such Policies to 

!• , i*'i!'ix-i" I'lii contain certain 

policy, except policies 01 industrial insurance, on which the provisions. 
premiums are payable monthly or oftener, and except annuity 
or pure endowment policies, whether or not they embody 
an agreement to refund to the estate of the holder upon his 
death or to a specified payee any sum not exceeding the 
premiums paid thereon with compound interest, be so issued 
or delivered unless it contains in substance the following: 

Section 3. Section one hundred and forty-four of said ^c ^amended*' 
chapter one hundred and seventy-five, as amended in the 
last paragraph thereof by section three of said chapter one 
hundred and ninety-seven, is hereby further amended by 



70 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 94, 95. 



Provisions aa 
to surrender 
options of life, 
etc., insurance 
policies not 
applicable to 
certain policies, 
etc. 



inserting after the word "interest" in the third line of said 
paragraph the words: — , whether simple or compound, — 
so that said last paragraph will read as follows: — This 
section shall not apply to annuity or pure endowment con- 
tracts with or without return of premiums, or of premiums 
and interest, whether simple or compound, or to survivorship 
insurance, and, in the case of a policy providing for both 
insurance and an annuity, shall apply only to that part of 
the contract providing for insurance; but every such con- 
tract providing for a deferred annuity on the life of the 
insured only shall, unless paid for by a single premium, pro- 
vide that, in the event of the non-payment of any premium 
after three full j-ears' premiums shall have been paid, the 
annuity shall automatically become converted into a paid-up 
annuity for such proportion of the original annuity as the 
number of completed years' premiums paid bears to the total 
number of premiums required under the contract. 

Approved March 4, 1927. 



Chap. 94 An Act authorizing equitable attachments in the 

PROBATE COURT IN PROCEEDINGS WITHIN ITS JURISDIC- 
TION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and fifteen of the Gen- 
eral Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section six 
the following new section: — Section 6 A. In any pro- 
ceeding before a probate court, an attachment may be made 
by injunction, as in suits in equity, to reach shares of stock 
or other property which cannot be reached to be attached 
as in an action at law, and the property so attached shall 
thereafter be subject to such order as justice and equity may 
require; and in relation to such probate proceedings said 
court shall have all the powers which the supreme judicial 
and superior courts have in relation to bills to reach and 
apply. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect on the first day of 
July in the current year. Approved March 4> 1927. 



G. L. 215, new 
section after 
§6. 

Equitable at- 
tachments in 
probate court 
in proceedings 
within its 
jurisdiction 
authorized. 



Effective date. 



Chap. 95 An Act relative to the sealing of vehicle tanks used 
AS measures and establishing fees therefor. 



G. L. 98, § 42, 
etc., amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section 1. Section forty-two of chapter ninety-eight of 
the General Laws, as amended by section two of chapter 
thirty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, 
is hereby further amended by inserting after the word " semi- 
annually" in the eighth line the words: — , and provided, 
further, that when a vehicle tank used in the sale of com- 
modities by liquid measure has once been sealed, it shall not 
be necessary to seal it again while it remains in the same 
condition as when first sealed, — so as to read as follows: — 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 96. 71 

Section ^2. After giving said notice, said sealers shall go Weighing 
to the houses, stores, shops and vehicles of persons not fn^d^vfcesr 
complying therewith, and shall test and adjust, seal or con- testing, etc., 
demn in accordance with the results of their tests, the weigh- stores, etc. 
ing or measuring devices of such persons; provided, that Provisos. 
devices for determining the measurement of leather bought, 
sold or offered for sale shall be tested at least semi-annually, 
and provided, further, that when a vehicle tank used in the 
sale of commodities by liquid measure has once been sealed, 
it shall not be necessary to seal it again while it remains in 
the same condition as when first sealed. A person who Penalty. 
neglects or refuses to exhibit his weighing or measuring de- 
vices to a sealer or deputy, or who hinders, obstructs or in 
any way interferes with a sealer or deputy in the perform- 
ance of duty, shall be punished by a fine of not more than 
fifty dollars. 

Section 2. Said chapter ninety-eight is hereby amended ^^^5^ ^ ^®' 
by striking out section fifty-six and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 56. Except as otherwise provided, ^|^|°^ 
sealers shall receive the following fees for sealing the following 
weighing or measuring devices: — 

(a) Each scale with a weighing capacity of more than five 
thousand pounds, one dollar. 

(6) Each scale with a weighing capacity of one hundred to 
five thousand pounds, fifty cents. 

(c) All other scales, balances, and measures on pumps, 
ten cents each. 

{d) Each taximeter, or measuring device used upon vehicles 
for determining the cost of transportation, one dollar. 

(e) Each machine or other device used for determining 
the measurement of leather, one dollar. 

(/) Milk bottles or jars, fifty cents per gross. 

{g) Vehicle tanks used in the sale of commodities by liquid 
measure and having a capacity of one hundred gallons or 
less, one dollar. For each additional one hundred gallons 
or fraction thereof, an additional fee of fifty cents shall be 
received. When a vehicle tank is subdivided into two or 
more compartments, each compartment shall, for the pur- 
poses of this section, be considered as a separate tank. 

(A) All weights and other measures, three cents each. 

They shall also receive reasonable compensation for neces- Compensation 
sary repairs, alterations and adjustments made by them. etc."^^^^"^^' 

Approved March 4, 1927. 

An Act relative to interest on funds held by certain (Jjidj) 9g 

COUNTY officers. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-two of chapter thirty-five of ^^igH^^^' 
the General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end 
thereof the following: — ; provided, that interest accruing 
on the deposit as aforesaid of any money paid to any oflBcial 
mentioned in this section which is so paid under order of a 



72 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 97. 



Surplus cash to 
be deposited 
in banks, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



G. L. 35, § 23, 
amended. 

Disposition 
of money 
paid into 
court. 



Interest. 



Effective date. 



court or which is otherwise subject to the direction of a 
court shall, if the court so directs, be paid to the parties 
entitled to the principal fund of such deposit, — so as to read 
as follows : — Section 22. Except as otherwise provided, 
county treasurers, clerks of the courts, clerks of district 
courts, sheriffs and masters of jails and houses of correction, 
probation officers, registers of probate and insolvency and 
registers of deeds, having more money in their hands than is 
required for immediate use, shall deposit it, in their official 
names, in national banks or trust companies in the com- 
monwealth at the best practicable interest rates, which in- 
terest shall be paid to the county, except that interest 
accruing to deposits by registers of probate shall be paid to 
the commonwealth; provided, that interest accruing on 
the deposit as aforesaid of any money paid to any official 
mentioned in this section which is so paid under order of a 
court or which is otherwise subject to the direction of a 
court shall, if the court so directs, be paid to the parties 
entitled to the principal fund of such deposit. 

Section 2. Said chapter thirty-five is hereby further 
amended by striking out section twenty-three and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — Section 23. Money paid 
into the courts in any county shall, if possible, be placed 
at interest by the clerks thereof, and the interest shall be 
available for the uses of the county, unless the court directs 
it to be paid to the parties to the litigation in connection 
with which such money was paid into court. All interest 
in the custody of any clerk of said courts not directed to 
be paid as aforesaid, remaining after payment by order of 
the court of the principal fund to parties litigant entitled 
thereto, shall annually be paid, if the court is in Suffolk 
county, to the collector of the city of Boston on January 
thirty-first, or, if the court is in any other county, to the 
county treasurer of said county between January first and 
tenth, to be used for general county purposes. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect on the first day of 
July in the current year. Approved March 4, 1927. 



Chap. 97 An Act authorizing the exchange trust company to 

HOLD additional REAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 



The Exchange 
Trust Com- 

gany may 
old additional 
real estate in 
city of 
Boston. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Exchange Trust Company, a trust com- 
pany organized under the laws of this commonwealth and 
having its usual place of business in the city of Boston, 
may, subject otherwise to the provisions of section forty- 
one of chapter one hundred and seventy-two of the General 
Laws, as 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, invest in real 
estate in said city suitable for and to be used in whole or in 
part for the transaction of its business to an amount, includ- 
ing the cost of alterations and additions in the nature of 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 98, 99. 73 

permanent fixtures, not exceeding, directly or indirectly, 
one million one hundred thousand dollars, in addition to the 
amount permitted by said section forty-one, amended as 
aforesaid, to be invested by said trust company, but in no 
event exceeding one million five hundred thousand dollars 
in the aggregate. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect on July first of the Time of 
current year if, prior to said date, said trust company, in the gtc'"^ ^^^^' 
manner provided by law, increases its capital stock by an 
amount not less than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars 
and its surplus by a like amount; otherwise it shall be void. 

Approved March 4, 1927. 

An Act providing for absent voting at municipal Chav, 98 

ELECTIONS in THE CITY OF GLOUCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: , 

Section 1. Sections eighty-six to one hundred and Certain provi- 
three, inclusive, of chapter fifty-four of the General Laws Laws reiatlv"^ 
and sections twenty-seven and thirty-four of chapter fifty- at Wennia^°*'"^ 
six of the General Laws, relative to absent voting at biennial state elections 
state elections shall, so far as applicable, apply to municipal municipal 
elections in the city of Gloucester. All the rights, powers, of^ioucester'*^^ 
duties and obligations conferred and imposed upon the state etc. 
secretary by said sections shall, with respect to said municipal 
elections, be exercised and performed by the city clerk of 
said city, and, in construing said sections for the purposes 
of this act, any reference to state elections shall be considered 
as referring to municipal elections in said city. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance Submission to 
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 providing for ab- 
sent voting at municipal elections in the city of 
Gloucester', 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. 

Approved March 4, 1927. 



YES. 




NO. 





Chap. 99 



An Act relative to the preparation, printing and 
distribution of lists of voters in the city of cam- 
bridge, IN pamphlet form. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L Section ten of chapter two hundred and RepeaL 
eighty-two of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and 
eighteen, as affected by chapter two hundred and thirty-nine 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, is hereby 
repealed. 

Section 2. Said chapter two hundred and eighty-two, ms, 282 (O) 
as amended and as affected by said chapter two hundred ^ ^i- «><'.• 

*' ^ amended. 



74 Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 100, 101. 

and thirty-nine, is hereby further amended by striking out 

section eleven and inserting in place thereof the following: — 

Listing board Scctiou 11. The listing board shall, on or before the first 

to prepare, i i« t • i • i> i 

print and dis- day 01 Junc in cach year, prepare correct copies of those 
voters'' in *pam- parts of the Hsts prepared as provided in section nine, con- 
phietform. tainiug the name, age, occupation and residence on the 
first day of April in the current year, and the residence on 
the first daj' of April in the preceding year, of every person 
twenty years of age or upward residing in said city. Said 
board shall have printed and ready for its own use and for 
public distribution not later than July fifteenth of the same 
year, such copies in pamphlet form arranged by precincts in 
sufficient number for use and distribution as aforesaid. 
Said board shall hold for public distribution such of the 
pamphlet copies as are not needed for its own use. 

Approved March 7, 1927. 

Chap. 100 An Act protecting and perpetuating a certain fishery 

IN THE TOWN OF YARMOUTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Edward F. SECTION 1. Ed Ward F. Glcason of Yarmouth, his heirs 

heirs and and assigus, sliall have for the term of fifteen years from July 

exciusive°righr first, nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, the exclusive right 
to take aiewiycs iq take and catch alewives and herring in the stream known 
certain fisiiery as Mill creck including Mill pond, from its source at Sandy 
YarmouUi. pond through the marshes in the town of Yarmouth to the 
Proviso. waters of Lewis bay; provided, that said Gleason, his heirs 

and assigns, shall construct and maintain a good and suf- 
ficient passageway over or around the dam or dams which 
now are or may hereafter be erected upon said creek to 
enable fish to enter said creek and ponds above such dam 
or dams. 
Forfeiture for ^ SECTION 2. Any person taking alewives or herring in 
and herring Mill crcck or Mill pond as aforesaid, without the written 
consent of the said Gleason, his heirs or assigns, shall, upon 
the complaint of said Gleason, or of his or any of his heirs 
or assigns, or of any person in his or their behalf, forfeit not 
less than ten nor more than twenty dollars. 

Approved March 7, 1927. 

Chap. 101 An Act regulating the crediting of interest to cer- 
tain MEMBERS OF THE STATE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION 
FOR PERIODS BETWEEN INTEREST COMPOUNDING DAYS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

G. L. 32, § 5, Section five of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws, 

grapiTaTter^ar. as amended by sections three and four of chapter three 
(2) c (c). hundred and forty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and 

twenty-two, by sections one and two of chapter two hundred 
and five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, 
by sections one and two of chapter two hundred and forty- 
four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five and 



without written 
consent, etc. 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 102, 103. 75 

by section two of chapter three hundred of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby further amended by 
adding after paragraph {2) C (c) the following new para- 
graph: — {d) In addition to the interest and surplus other- Crediting of 
wise credited under sections one to five, inclusive, to the tain'^members 
account of a member of the association who, between the of state retire- 

, 1 1 • 1 1 1 nient associa- 

semi-annual interest compoundmg dates established by tion for periods 
section one, retires or is retired under said sections or dies interesrcom- 
or leaves the service, there shall be credited interest on his 5°'^"'^'"^ 
account as standing on the semi-annual interest compound- 
ing date last preceding his retirement, death or leaving the 
service at the rate prescribed by said section one for regular 
interest, computed from said date to the first day of the 
month in which his service ended, in case of his retirement 
or leaving the service, or to the first day of the month in 
which refund is made, in case of his death while in the 
service. Approved March 7, 1927. 



Chap. 102 



An Act relative to loans by savings banks and sav- 
ings DEPARTMENTS OF TRUST COMPANIES SECURED BY 
ADJUSTED SERVICE CERTIFICATES. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend ^r'eambie'^ 
to defeat its purpose, 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: 

Savings banks and savings departments of trust companies Savings banks 
may invest deposits and the income derived therefrom in departments of 
loans upon notes secured by adjusted service certificates as trust companies 
provided under an act of congress passed May nineteenth, loans upon 



nineteen hundred and twenty-four entitled, " An Act to pro- Cy^adfust'e'd'^ 
'''"''" * * Veterans of the World Wa 

ny amendments thereof. 
Approved March 9, 1927. 



vide Adjusted Compensation for Veterans of the World War, service 
and for Other Purposes", and any amendments thereof 



C/iap.l03 



An Act relative to the appointment of the city 
solicitor of the city of northampton. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city solicitor of the city of Northampton city solicitor 
shall be appointed by the mayor, without confirmation by Northampton, 
the city council or either branch thereof, in the month of appointment,' 
January following his election, or whenever a vacancy in 
the office of city solicitor shall occur, and may be removed 
at any time by the mayor in like manner. Except as here- 
inafter provided, the city solicitor shall assume the duties 
of his office on the day following his appointment and shall 
serve until his successor assumes said duties. The first 
appointment under this act shall be made by the mayor 
elected at the municipal election in the current year and 
said first appointee shall assume the duties of his ofiice on 



76 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 104. 



Certain incon- 
sistent provi- 
sions repealed. 



Submission to 
city council, 
etc. 
Proviso. 



the first Monday of March in the year nineteen hundred 
and twenty-eight. 

Section 2. Such provisions of chapter two hundred and 
fifty of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-three, and 
acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, as are 
inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs 
during the current year. Approved March 9, 1927. 



Chap. 104i An Act kelative to statutory powers of sale in mort- 
gages. 



G. L. 183, § 21, 
amended. 



Statutory 
power of sale 
lu mortgage. 



G. L. 183, § 24, 
amended. 



Statutory 
co-operative 
bank power 
of sale. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-one of chapter one hundred 
and eighty-three of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after the word "premises" in the ninth line the 
following: — then subject to the mortgage, or, if more than 
one parcel is then subject thereto, on or near one of said 
parcels, — so as to read as follows: — Section 21. The fol- 
lowing "power" shall be known as the "Statutory Power of 
Sale", and may be incorporated in any mortgage by ref- 
erence : 

(power.) 

But upon any default in the performance or observance 
of the foregoing or other condition, the mortgagee or his 
executors, administrators, successors or assigns may sell 
the mortgaged premises or such portion thereof as may re- 
main subject to the mortgage in case of any partial re- 
lease thereof, either as a whole or in parcels, together with 
all improvements that may be thereon, by public auction 
on or near the premises then subject to the mortgage, or, if 
more than one parcel is then subject thereto, on or near 
one of said parcels, or at such place as may be designated 
for that purpose in the mortgage, first complying with the 
terms of the mortgage and with the statutes relating to the 
foreclosure of mortgages by the exercise of a power of sale, 
and may convey the same by proper deed or deeds to the 
purchaser or purchasers absolutely and in fee simple; and 
such sale shall forever bar the mortgagor and all persons 
claiming under him from all right and interest in the mort- 
gaged premises, whether at law or in equity. 

Section 2. Section twenty-four of said chapter one 
hundred and eighty-three is hereby amended by inserting 
after the word "premises" in the eleventh line the words: — 
then subject to the mortgage, or, if more than one parcel 
is then subject thereto, on or near one of said parcels, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 24. The following "co- 
operative bank power" shall be known as the "Statutory 
Co-operative Bank Power of Sale", and may be incorporated 
in any mortgage by reference: 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 105. 77 



(co-operative bank power.) 

But in case of non-payment of the aforesaid monthly 
dues, interest or fines and premiums, if any, for more than 
four months after any payment thereof shall be due, or 
upon any other default in the performance or observance of 
the foregoing or other condition, the mortgagee or its suc- 
cessors or assigns may sell the mortgaged premises or such 
portion thereof as may remain subject to the mortgage in 
case of any partial release thereof, either as a whole or in 
parcels, together with all improvements that may be thereon, 
by public auction on or near the premises then subject to 
the mortgage, or, if more than one parcel is then subject 
thereto, on or near one of said parcels, or at such place as 
may be designated for that purpose in the mortgage, first 
complying with the terms of the mortgage and with the 
statutes relating to the foreclosure of mortgages by the 
exercise of a power of sale, and may convey the same by 
proper deed or deeds to the purchaser or purchasers abso- 
lutely and in fee simple; and such sale shall forever bar the 
mortgagor and all persons claiming under him from all right 
and interest in the mortgaged premises, whether at law or 
in equity. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect on the first day of Effective date. 
January, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight. 

Approved March 9, 1927. 

An Act relative to the discontinuance of state high- nhf.^ inK 

WAYS AND THE ABANDONMENT OF LAND ACQUIRED THERE- ^' 
FOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twelve of chapter eighty-one of the General g. l. si, § 12, 
Laws, as amended by section two of chapter four hundred ^ "^ ' '"*^^° 
and twenty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one, is hereby further amended by striking out the 
words "the clerk of" in the fifth and in the twelfth line, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 12. The division, with Abandonment 
the concurrence of the county commissioners, may dis- ^jg^hway etc 
continue as a state highway any way or section of way laid 
out and constructed under the provisions of section five by 
filing in the office of the county commissioners for the county 
and in the office of the clerk of the town in which such way 
is situated a certified copy of a plan showing the way so 
discontinued and a certificate that it has discontinued such 
way; and thereafter the way or section of way so discon- 
tinued shall be a town way. Said division may also abandon Abandonment 
any land or rights in land which may have been taken or °^ ^^^^' ®*"'- 
acquired by it by filing in the ofiice of the county commis- 
sioners for the county and in the office of the clerk of the 
town in which such land is situated a certified copy of a 
plan showing the land so abandoned and a certificate that 



78 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 106. 



Record in it has abandoned such land, and by filing for record in the 

d^edsTor* registry of deeds for the county or district in which the land 

district, etc. jjgg g^ description and plan of the land so abandoned; and 
Title to revest. Said abandonment shall revest the title to the land or rights 

abandoned in the persons in whom it was vested at the time of 

the taking, or their heirs and assigns. 

Approved March 9, 1927. 



Chap.106 An Act relative to pipe lines, wires and cables under 

OR OVER TIDE AND OTHER WATERS. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would be in- 
consistent with its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared 
to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preser- 
vation of the public convenience. 



G. L. 91, ! 1, 
amended. 

"Structure" or 

"structures", 

definition. 



G. L. 166, } 21, 
amended. 



Construction 
of lines for 
transmitting 
electricity, etc. 



Not retroactive. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter ninety-one of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end 
thereof the following new paragraph: — "Structure" or 
"structures", as used in sections ten, twelve to twenty -two, 
inclusive, twenty-eight and thirty-four, shall include pipe 
lines, wires and cables, and all words used in connection 
with "structure" or "structures" shall mean and include 
their appropriate equivalent as applied to pipe lines, wires 
and cables. 

Section 2. Section twenty-one of chapter one hundred 
and sixty-six of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after the word "and" the second time it occurs in 
the sixth line the words : — , subject to chapter ninety-one, 
— so as to read as follows: — Section 21. A company in- 
corporated for the transmission of intelligence by electricity 
or by telephone, whether by electricity or otherwise, or for 
the transmission of electricity for lighting, heating or power, 
or for the construction and operation of a street railway or 
an electric railroad, may, under this chapter, construct lines 
for such transmission upon, along, under and across the pub- 
lic ways and, subject to chapter ninety-one, across and under 
any waters in the commonwealth, by the erection or con- 
struction of the poles, piers, abutments, conduits and other 
fixtures, except bridges, which may be necessary to sustain 
or protect the wires of its lines; but such company shall not 
incommode the public use of public ways or endanger or 
interrupt navigation. 

Section 3. This act shall not affect any pipe line, wire 
or cable laid, placed or extended prior to its effective date. 

Approved March 11, 1927. 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 107, 108. 79 

An Act authorizing the consolidation of the boston nhnr) 107 

AND PROVIDENCE RAIL-ROAD CORPORATION WITH A COR- ^' 

PORATION OF SIMILAR NAME ESTABLISHED BY THE STATE 
OF RHODE ISLAND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Boston and Providence Rail-road Cor- The Boston 
poration is hereby authorized to unite with The Boston and RLu-road Co?-"* 
Providence Railroad Corporation established by the state poration and 
of Rhode Island; and when the two corporations shall have and Providence 
so united, the stockholders of each corporation shall become corpofal^ion. 
stockholders in the other corporation, and the two cor- consolidated. 
porations shall constitute one corporation by the name of 
the Boston and Providence Railroad Corporation, and all 
the franchises, property, powers and privileges granted to 
or acquired by the uniting corporations under the authority 
of the state of Rhode Island and of this commonwealth, 
respectively, shall be held and enjoyed by all the said stock- 
holders in proportion to the number of shares or amount of 
property held by them respectively in either or both of said 
uniting corporations. 

Section 2. The united corporation and the stockholders United corpora- 
thereof, so far as their railroad shall be situated in this com- cMtain^prov-i^ 
monwealth, shall be subject to all the duties, liabilities sionsofiaw. 
and restrictions of the uniting corporation established in this 
commonwealth, and shall further be subject to all provisions 
of general law now or hereafter applicable to railroad cor- 
porations. 

Section 3. The provisions contained in the two pre- submission to 
ceding sections shall not take effect until said provisions iLch^corpora-"^ 
shall have been accepted by the stockholders of each of said ^^°^- 
corporations at legal meetings called for that purpose. 

Approved March 11, 1927. 



An Act providing for the payment by the boston (Jhnr) 108 
elevated railway company to the commonwealth 
of part of the cost of certain bridges over the 
charles river and their approaches and confirming 
locations thereon. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Upon the payment by the Boston Elevated ^^""^j*^"^ 
Railway Company to the commonwealth of fourteen thou- Boston Eie- 
sand four hundred and forty-four dollars and seventy-six comti^y^^ve^r 
cents, being the amount heretofore certified by the state ^^^^'l^^gg^'J^'*® 
treasurer, under the provisions of chapter four hundred and street bridge 
ninety-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- tJ'common-""'^ 
one, to be due from said company as its contribution to the wealth of 

',,,., , „/ , •' . , , ,, -J. e certain amount. 

cost of the bridge over the Charles river between the city or 
Boston and the town of Watertown, known as the Western 
Avenue and Arsenal Street bridge, together with interest 



80 Acts, 1927. — Chap. 109. 

thereon at the rate of four per cent per annum from Novem- 
ber twentieth, nineteen hundred and twenty-six to the date 
of payment, there are hereby granted to said company loca- 
tions upon said bridge and its approaches for tracks, poles, 
wires and incidental structures necessary or convenient for 
a double track overhead trolley street railway in the same, 
or substantially the same, position as the existing tracks, 
poles, wires and other facilities thereon, subject to all the 
provisions of general laws relating to street railway locations. 
^rTnt^dTo Section 2. Upon the payment by the Boston Elevated 

Boston Eie- Railway Company to the commonwealth of twenty-three 
Comta^'^ove''/ thousaud two hundred and twenty-nine dollars and fifty-one 
brid^^e u'^on""^ ccuts, being the amount heretofore certified by the state 
payment to treasurer, under the provisions of said chapter four hundred 
ofTeTta?^^'''^ and ninety-seven, to be due from said company as its con- 
amount, tribution to the cost of the bridge over the Charles river 
between the city of Boston and city of Cambridge, known as 
the Western Avenue bridge, together with interest thereon 
at the rate of four per cent per annum from November 
twentieth, nineteen hundred and twenty-six to the date of 
payment, there are hereby granted to said company loca- 
tions upon said bridge and its approaches for tracks, poles, 
wires and incidental structures necessary or convenient for 
a double track overhead trolley street railway in the same, 
or substantially the same, position as the existing tracks, 
poles, wires and other facilities thereon, subject to all the 
provisions of general laws relating to street railway loca- 
tions. Approved March 11, 1927. 



Chav.109 An Act increasing the maximum amount of deposits 

WHICH MAY BE RECEIVED BY SAVINGS BANKS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

G. L. 168, §31, Section 1. Section thirty-one of chapter one hundred 

etc., amended. ^^^ sixty-cight of the General Laws, as amended by section 

one of chapter sixty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred 

and twenty-four, is hereby further amended by striking out, 

in the second line, the word "three" and inserting in place 

thereof the word : — four, — and also by striking out, in the 

fifth and in the sixth lines, the word "six" and inserting in 

place thereof in each instance the word : — eight, — so as to 

Amount of read as follows : — Section 31. Such corporation may receive 

sa^vhfg^banks OH dcposit from any person not more than four thousand 

limited. dollars; and may allow interest upon such deposits, and upon 

the interest accumulated thereon, until the principal, with 

the accrued interest, amounts to eight thousand dollars; 

and thereafter upon no greater amount than eight thousand 

dollars; but this section shall not apply to deposits by a 

religious or charitable corporation 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. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 110. 81 

Section 2. Section thirty-one A of said chapter one g.l. i6S, §3ia, 
hundred and sixty-eight, as inserted by section one of ^tc, amended, 
chapter forty of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three and amended by section two of said chapter sixty- 
seven, is hereby further amended by striking out the word 
"six" wherever it appears and inserting in place thereof in 
each instance the word : — eight, — and by striking out the 
word "twelve" wherever it appears and inserting in place 
thereof in each instance the word: — sixteen, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 31 A. Such corporation may re- Amount of 
ceive deposits on joint accounts provided for in section folnt^accounts 
fourteen of chapter one hundred and sixty-seven to the |" savings 
amount of eight thousand dollars, and may allow interest 
upon such deposits and upon the interest accumulated 
thereon until the principal with the accrued interest amounts 
to sixteen thousand dollars, and thereafter upon no greater 
amount than sixteen thousand dollars. Persons having 
such joint accounts may also make deposits in their indi- 
vidual names, but the total amount of such deposits, both 
joint and individual, shall not exceed eight thousand dollars, 
and such corporation may allow interest upon such deposits 
and upon the interest accumulated thereon until the prin- 
cipal with the accrued interest on all said accounts amounts 
to sixteen thousand dollars, and thereafter upon no greater 
amount than sixteen thousand dollars. 

Approved 31 arch 11, 1927. 

An Act requiring personal appearance before a city Qhav 110 
OR town clerk to change or cancel party enrol- ^' 

MENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirty-eight of chapter fifty-three of the General G- l 53, § 38, 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the fifth and ^"^° 
sixth lines, the words ", or by filing with such officer the 
said request in writing duly acknowledged", — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 38. No voter enrolled at a primary voters enrolled 
shall be allowed to receive the ballot of any political party jfarty^n'ot'to'^'*' 
except that with which he is so enrolled; but he may es- receive ballot 
tablish, change or cancel his enrolment by appearing in political "arty, 
person before the city or town clerk and requesting in ^^'^'^p^' ®*^*=- 
writing to have his enrolment changed to another party, or appearance to 
cancelled, and such change or cancellation shall take effect party enroi-"*^^^ 
at the expiration of thirty days thereafter. No voter ment. 
enrolled as a member of one political party shall be allowed 
to receive the ballot of any other political party, upon a 
claim by him of erroneous enrolment, except upon a certificate 
of such error from the registrars, which shall be presented to 
the presiding officer of the primary and preserved as part of 
the records of such primary; but the political party enrol- 
ment of a voter shall not preclude him from receiving at a 
city or town primary the ballot of any municipal party, 
though in no one primary shall he receive more than one 
party ballot. Approved March 11, 1927. 



82 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 111. 



Chap, 111 An Act making an appropriation to be defrayed from 

THE PROCEEDS OF BONDS TO PROVIDE FURTHER FOR THE 
WATER SUPPLY NEEDS OF THE METROPOLITAN WATER 
DISTRICT BY DIVERTING A SUPPLY FROM THE HEADWATERS 
OF THE SUDBURY RIVER. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would, in part, 
defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the pubHc convenience. 



Diversion into 
Indian brook 
in town of 
Hopkinlon of 
certain waters 
by metropolitan 
district water 
supply 
commission. 



Diversion into 
Sudbury 
reservoir or 
Sudbury 
aqueduct of 
certain waters, 
etc. 



Provisos. 



Requirements 
of certain 
provisions of 
law not 
altered. 



Construction 
of works 
necessary for 
e;ttejision, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of extending the present 
sources of water supply of satisfactory quality available for 
the needs of the metropolitan water district, the metropolitan 
district water supply commission, established by chapter 
three hundred and seventy-five of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-six, on behalf of the commonwealth, shall 
forthwith divert into Indian brook in the town of Hopkinton, 
so much of the waters of Whitehall reservoir of said district 
and of the brook flowing from Whitehall reservoir and of 
the tributaries of said brook as it may deem necessary or 
desirable, at a point or points not more than one mile from 
the village of Woodville in the town of Hopkinton; and 
shall divert into the Sudbury reservoir or Sudbury aqueduct 
of said district, or both, the waters of Indian brook, at or 
immediately below the dam of Hopkinton reservoir of said 
district in the town of Ashland, and the waters of Cold 
Spring brook, at or immediately below the dam of Ashland 
reservoir of said district in the town of Ashland; and may 
also divert into the Sudbury reservoir of said district the 
waters of the Sudbury river, at a point in the village of 
Cordaville in the town of Southborough or Hopkinton 
above the dam of the Cordaville Woolen Company; pro- 
vided that such diversion of the waters of the Sudbury 
river at said point in said village of Cordaville shall be 
limited to a diversion of the waters in excess of a flow of 
one and one half million gallons a day, meaning thereby 
that on any day when the flow of said river into the mill 
pond of said Cordaville Woolen Company is less than one 
and one half million gallons no water shall be diverted, and 
provided, further, that the waters of the Sudbury river 
above the dam of the Cordaville W'oolen Company shall be 
diverted only at and during such times as shall be approved 
by the state department of public health. Nothing in this 
act shall alter the requirements of chapter one hundred and 
seventy-seven of the acts of eighteen hundred and seventy- 
two. 

Said commission shall construct as a part of the metro- 
politan water system such works as it may deem necessary 
for such extensions and diversions, and all structures and 
appurtenances incidental or complementary thereto. Said 



com- 
mission. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 111. 83 

works, when completed, and all other property incidental Jver'toand^*^ 
thereto, shall be turned over to the metropolitan district maintained 
commission, and shall thereafter be maintained and operated d^™k;t^?''° ' ^^ 
by said commission as a part of the metropolitan water 
system under chapter ninety-two of the General Laws 
with all the powers and duties conferred by said chapter. 

Section 2. In constructing the works herein author- Procedure in 
ized, the metropolitan district water supply commission wo"rkI,"etc°" ° 
shall proceed with the organization and in the manner 
provided by said chapter three hundred and seventy-five 
for extending the metropolitan water system, and as therein Commission 
provided may adopt such emergency methods as in its opinion ^ergMcy^ 
may be necessary or desirable to secure their completion as methods, etc. 
soon as the public necessity may require; and may insert 
in contracts the provision specified in section two of said 
chapter three hundred and seventy-five. 

Section 3. For any of the purposes of this act, or for May take lands, 
the further protection of the purity of the waters to be Certain towns."* 
diverted under this act, said commission, on behalf of the 
commonwealth, may, at any time and from time to time, 
take by eminent domain, or acquire by purchase or other- 
wise, such lands, waters, water rights, easements, and other 
property in the towns of Hopkinton, Ashland, Westborough, 
Southborough and Framingham, as it may deem necessary 
or desirable. Any taking under this act may be in fee or Takings may 
otherwise, perpetual in duration or for a limited period of othe'rw^e?etc. 
time, according as the commission shall determine and set 
forth in the order of taking. 

All takings under this act and all proceedings in relation Takings to con- 
to or growing out of the same shall conform to the provisions la™, exce'pt!^'" 
of chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, except in the ^^°- 
following particulars: 

(a) The commission need make no award of damages Commission 

,•11 i* • J.1 • i 1 need make no 

sustamed by persons or corporations m their property by award of 

any such taking. damages, etc 

(6) The notice required by section eight of said chapter Time for giving 

1 • , , • .,, . i?i it. J- certain notice. 

may be given at any time within one year atter the recording 
of the order of taking as provided in section three of said 
chapter. 

(c) Petitions for the assessment of damages under sec- Time for filing 
tion fourteen of said chapter may be filed within two years as^sessment'of 
after the recording of the order of taking provided for in damages. 
said section three, but petitions for the assessment of dam- 
ages for the taking of rights of diversion may be filed within 

two years after, and not before, the actual diversion. The 
last six lines of section sixteen of said chapter seventy-nine, 
beginning with the word "but" in line three, shall have no 
application to takings under this act. 

(d) For all property taken under this act, except rights Rights to 
of diversion, the right to damages shall vest upon the re- to ve?t^^' ^ 
cording of the taking in the registry of deeds. For taking 

of rights of diversion the right to damages shall vest upon 
and not before the actual diversion of water. 



84 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 111. 



Powers of com- 
mission relative 
to emergency 
water supply. 



Commission 
may construct 
and maintain 
buildings, etc. 

May lay pipes, 
etc., change 
water courses, 
carry 

aqueducts, 
conduits, etc., 
under or over 
water courses, 
ways, etc., dig 
up roads, etc. 



May enter upon 
land of others, 
take down and 
rebuild dams, 
etc. 



To use lands, 
etc., in reason- 
able manner, 
etc. 



General powers. 



Commission 
may make 
necessary sur- 
veys, etc., on 
private lands. 

Expenditures, 
limit, etc. 



State treasurer 
to issue bonds, 
etc. 



Section 4. Said commission shall also have the same 
powers relative to acquiring an emergency water supply 
as are conferred upon the metropolitan district commis- 
sion by section forty of chapter forty of the General Laws. 

Section 5. In carrying out the powers and duties con- 
ferred upon it by this act, the commission may construct and 
maintain buildings, pumping stations, machinery, conduits 
and aqueducts; may lay and maintain pipes, drains and 
wires; may alter or change the grade or direction of any 
water course; may carry and conduct any aqueduct, con- 
duit, pipe, drain or wire under or over any water course, or 
any railroad, street or other way, in such a manner as not 
unnecessarily to obstruct or impede travel thereon; may 
dig up any such road, street or way, and lay, maintain and 
repair aqueducts, conduits, pipes, wires and other works 
beneath the surface thereof, conforming to any reasonable 
regulations made by the selectmen of towns wherein such 
works are performed, and restoring, so far as practicable, any 
such road, street or way to as good order and condition as 
the same was in when such digging was commenced; the 
commission may enter upon and use the lands of others; 
may take down dams to such an extent as it may deem 
necessary, and shall rebuild such dams whenever the neces- 
sity for keeping them down ceases; shall use such lands and 
do all work relating to such dams in a reasonable manner, 
with regard to the interests of the owners thereof, and, so 
far as practicable, shall heed all reasonable requests made 
by such owners; and in general may do any other act or 
thing necessary or proper in carrying out the powers and 
duties conferred upon it by this act. 

The commission may make such surveys, borings and 
do such other preliminary work on private lands as the 
commission may determine to be necessary or desirable, 
doing as little damage as possible and paying for the same. 

Section 6. For the purpose of carrying out the pro- 
visions of this act and of installing such purification or 
treatment works in connection with the water supply of 
the district as may be required by or incidental to the di- 
versions herein required or authorized, the commission may 
expend such amounts, not exceeding in the aggregate nine 
hundred thousand dollars, as may from time to time be ap- 
proved by the governor and council, and a sum not exceed- 
ing said amount is hereby appropriated, to be defrayed from 
the proceeds of bonds issued as hereinafter provided. For 
the purpose aforesaid, the state treasurer shall, from time to 
time, on the request of the commission and subject to such 
approval, issue bonds of the commonwealth to an amount 
not exceeding the sum of nine hundred thousand dollars, 
which shall be an addition to the loan authorized by section 
eight of chapter three hundred and seventy-five of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-six. Such bonds shall be 
issued as coupon or registered bonds, for such term of years 
as may be recommended by the governor, in accordance 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 112. 85 

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 amounts necessary to meet 
interest and serial payment requirements on said bonds 
and the expenses of maintaining and operating the works to 
be constructed by the commission under this act, and such 
other expenses as may be authorized hereunder, shall be 
added to the annual assessments upon the cities and towns 
comprising the metropolitan water district and apportioned 
and collected as provided by section twenty-six of chapter 
ninety-two of the General Laws. 

Section 7. The supreme judicial court or any justice Court enforce- 
thereof and the superior court or any justice thereof, during ^onsof act!^'" 
a sitting of the court or in vacation, on the petition of the 
commission or of any city, town, corporation or person 
interested, or of the attorney of any such petitioner, shall 
have jurisdiction in equity or otherwise to enforce the 
provisions of this act and of any rule, regulation or order 
made under the authority of the same and to prevent any 
violation of said provisions, rules, regulations or orders; 
provided, however, that no suit in which the right of the Proviso. 
commission to make any taking authorized by this act is 
questioned shall be brought except in the supreme judicial 
court for the county in which said taking has been made or 
is to be made, nor unless the said suit is brought within six 
months after the passage of this act. 

Approved March 15, 1927. 



An Act establishing in the city of boston the Hebrew (Jhnr) 112 

TEACHERS COLLEGE AND AUTHORIZING SAID CORPORATION 
TO GRANT CERTAIN DEGREES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Abraham K. Cohen, Maurice B. Hexter, Hebrew 
Abraham S. Hirshberg, Louis Hurwich, Nathan Isaacs, i^ge^^ncorpor- 
Albert W. Kaffenburgh, Louis E. Kirstein, David A. Lourie, ator's. 
Leon S. Medalia, Morris Morse, Nathan Piuanski, Milton 
J. Rosenau, Meyer J. Sawyer, Max Shoolman, Nisson 
Touroff and Harry A. Wolfson, and their associates and 
successors, are hereby constituted a body corporate by 
the name of the Hebrew Teachers College, to be located in Location, 
the city of Boston, for the purpose of maintaining an institu- Purpose, 
tion to train men and women to teach, conduct and super- 
vise Jewish schools; to study the Hebrew language and the 
Hebrew literature, history and religion; to study scientifically 
problems of Jewish education; to do research and com- 
munity work; to advance Hebrew scholarship and to make 
available to the general public a constructive knowledge of 
the Jewish spiritual creations and contributions to the 
world's culture and progress; to establish and maintain in 
connection therewith a library and to co-operate with other 



86 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 113. 



Powers, etc. 



Incorporators 
to constitute 
first board of 
trustees. 

Organization. 

Adoption of 
constitution 
and by-laws. 



Executive 
committee. 



Trustees may 
grant certain 
degrees. 



Corporation 
may hold real 
and personal 
property, etc. 



institutions of similar purpose. The said corporation shall 
have all the powers and privileges, and be subject to all the 
restrictions, duties and liabilities, set forth in all general 
laws now or hereafter in force relating to such corporations, 
except as otherwise provided herein. 

Section 2. The persons named in section one shall 
constitute the first board of trustees of the corporation. 
Such persons, or a majority of them, shall upon the taking 
effect of this act hold a meeting and organize said corpora- 
tion and adopt a constitution and by-laws not inconsistent 
with the laws of this commonwealth. Such constitution 
shall prescribe the manner of election of trustees, and shall 
contain such other provisions for the regulation of the 
affairs of the corporation and the management and disposition 
of its property as may be deemed expedient. 

The trustees may select from their number an executive 
committee of not less than five, who, at intervals between 
meetings of the trustees, may transact such business of the 
corporation as the trustees may authorize, except to grant 
degrees and to make removals from office. 

Section 3. The trustees, for the time being, shall have 
power to grant and confer the degrees of Bachelor, Master 
and Doctor of Hebrew Literature, of Hebrew Laws, and of 
Jewish Education, and in testimony thereof, to award suit- 
able diplomas, and also to award certificates of efficiency to 
persons qualified to teach in Jewish religious schools. 

Section 4. The corporation hereby constituted is au- 
thorized and empowered to take by deed, gift, conveyance, 
lease, devise and bequest, real and personal property to the 
extent of five hundred thousand dollars, and to hold and 
devote the same and the income arising therefrom for its 
proper uses and purpose. Approved March 15, 1927. 



Chap.llS An Act relative to the awarding of certain contracts 

BY THE CITY OF WESTFIELD WITHOUT INVITING PROPOSALS 
THEREFOR BY ADVERTISEMENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty -seven of chapter two hun- 
dred and ninety-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty is hereby amended by striking out, in the fourth 
line, the word "two" and inserting in place thereof the 
word: — five, — so as to read as follows: — Section 27. 
No contract for construction work or for the purchase of 
apparatus, supplies or materials, whether the same shall be 
for repairs or original construction, the estimated cost of 
which amounts to or exceeds five hundred dollars, except 
in cases of special emergency involving the health or safety 
of the people or their property, shall be awarded unless 
proposals for the same shall have been invited by advertise- 
ments in at least one newspaper published in the city once a 
week for at least two consecutive weeks, the last publication 
to be at least one week before the time specified for the 



1920, 294, § 27, 
amended. 



Proposals for 
certain con- 
tracts in city 
of Westfield 
to be adver- 
tised. 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 114, 115, 116. 87 

opening of said proposals. Such advertisements shall state 
the time and place where plans and specifications of the 
proposed work or supplies may be had and the time and 
place for opening the proposals in answer to said advertise- 
ments, and shall reserve to the city the right to reject any 
or all of such proposals. All such proposals shall be opened 
in public. No bill or contract shall be split or divided for Contracts not 
the purpose of evading any provision of this act. ° e sp i , e o. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- etc^ °°"'^" ' 
visions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance Proviso. 
occurs during the current year. Approved March 15, 1927. 



An Act authorizing the salem hospital to hold addi- QJidy \\^ 

TIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Salem Hospital, a corporation organized under general The Saiem 
law in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-three, may hold hold additional 
real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding three s^aUstate!' 
million dollars which shall be devoted to the purposes set 
forth in its articles of association, and it may receive and 
hold, in trust or otherwise, funds received by gift or bequest 
to be devoted by it to such purposes. 

Approved March 15, 1927. 



An Act authorizing the beacon universalist parish (Jhnj) 115 

TO HOLD additional REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section two of chapter one hundred and thirty-nine of the 1905, 139, § 2, 
acts of nineteen hundred and five is hereby amended by amended, 
striking out, in the fourth line, the words "hundred thou- 
sand" and inserting in place thereof the word: — million, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 2. Said corporation may, Beacon 
for religious, benevolent and charitable purposes, take and Universaiist 

111 1 1 1 • 1 • 1 11 Pansti may 

hold personal and real property withm the commonwealth hold additional 
to an amount not exceeding two million dollars. sonaf property. 

Approved March 15, 1927. 

An Act to authorize the national benevolent union nhrjjy lift 

OF ST. JOHN the BAPTIST OF HAVERHILL TO HOLD REAL ^' 

PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The corporation known as The National Benevolent The National 
Union of St. John the Baptist of Haverhill, situated in un-orolsV 
the city of Haverhill and incorporated under general law, j.°^'?-*['®f 
is hereby authorized to acquire by purchase, gift, grant or Haverhill may 
devise, and to hold, manage, mortgage, lease and otherwise hoW real prop- 
dispose of, real estate to an amount not exceeding one hun- 



88 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 117, 118. 



To be used for dred and twenty-five thousand dollars. All of said property 
poses!^^ ^ ^^^' and the income derived therefrom shall be used for the 
purposes of the said corporation as set forth in its charter 
or certificate of incorporation. Approved March 15, 1927. 



Chap. 117 An Act relative to the filling of vacancies in certain 

OFFICES IN THE CITY OF WESTFIELD. 



1920, 294, § 9, 
etc., amended. 



Vacancies in 
certain offices 
in city of 
Westfield, how 
filled. 



Sul;)nitsgion to 
city council, 
etc. 

Proviso. 



Be it enactedy etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section nine of chapter two hundred and 
ninety-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty, as 
amended by section two of chapter five hundred and six 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby 
further amended by adding at the end thereof the follow- 
ing new paragraph: — If a vacancy occurs in any of the city 
offices provided for in section eight, the successor to such 
office shall be appointed or elected for the unexpired term in 
the same manner as in case of the original appointment or 
election, except that if a vacancy occurs in the number of 
directors of the Westfield Athenaeum required to be elected 
by the voters, the mayor shall appoint a person to serve 
as such director until the qualification of a successor who shall 
be elected by the voters at the next biennial city election to 
serve for a full term or for the remainder of the unexpired 
term, as the case may be. 

Section 2. This act shall take eflFect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs 
during the current year. Approved March 15, 1927. 



Chap. lis An Act to establish non-partisan preliminary mu- 
nicipal elections in the city of holyoke. 



Preliminary 

municipal 
elections in 
city of Holyoke. 



Polling hours. 



Certain laws to 
apply. 



Names of per- 
sons not to 
appear on bal- 
lot at regular 
or special mu- 
nicip.ll elections 
unless nom- 
inated at 
preliminary 
elections, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. On the third Tuesday preceding every regu- 
lar or special municipal election in the city of Holyoke at 
which any elective municipal office is to be filled, there 
shall be held, except as otherwise provided in section ten, a 
preliminary election for the purpose of nominating candi- 
dates therefor. The polls at every such election shall be 
opened at eleven o'clock in the forenoon and remain open 
until eight o'clock in the evening of said day, and the general 
laws relative to municipal elections shall apply thereto, 
except as is otherwise specifically provided in this act. 

Section 2. Except as is otherwise provided in said 
section ten, there shall not be printed on the official ballot 
to be used at any regular or special municipal election in 
said city the name of any person as a candidate for any office 
unless such person has been nominated as such at a prelim- 
inary election for nomination, held as provided in this act. 
There shall not be printed on the official ballot for use at 
such preliminary election the name of any candidate for 
nomination at such election unless he shall have submitted. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 118. 89 

within the time limited and as provided by section three, 
the nomination paper therein described. 

Section 3. Any person who is qualified to vote at any vvho may be 
regular or special election for a candidate for any elective candidates. 
municipal office in said city, and who is a candidate for 
nomination thereto, shall be entitled to have his name as 
such candidate printed on the official ballot to be used at a 
preliminary election for nomination therefor; provided, that Provisos. 
he is a citizen of the United States of America and has 
been a resident of the city for at least two years prior to 
such regular or special municipal election and that if he is a 
candidate to be voted for in a single wai-d he is a registered 
voter in the ward wherein he is a candidate; and provided, 
further, that on or before five o'clock in the afternoon of 
the sixth Tuesday preceding such regular or special mu- 
nicipal election there shall be submitted to the board of 
registrars of voters a nomination paper prepared and issued 
by the city clerk, wherein the candidate sets forth in writing 
his candidacy, and wherein the petition is signed in person 
by at least fifty voters of the city qualified to vote for a 
candidate for the said office, whose signatures are certified 
as hereinafter provided. 

Said nomination papers shall be in substantially the 
following form : — 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

CITY OF HOLYOKE 

NOMINATION PAPER 

STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE 

I ( ), on oath declare that I am a citizen of the Formof nom- 

United States of America, that I have resided in the city of '"^*'°° ^''^^'• 
Holyoke for at least two years, that my present residence is 
(number, if any) on (name of street) and ward in 

said city, that I am a voter therein, qualified to vote for a 
candidate for the office hereinafter mentioned; that I am 
a candidate for the office of (name of office) for (state the 
term) to be voted for at the preliminary election to be held 
on Tuesday, the day of , nineteen hun- 

dred and , and I request that my name be printed 

as such candidate on the official ballot for use at said pre- 
liminary election. 

(Signed) 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Hampden, ss. 

Subscribed and sworn to on this day of 

, nineteen hundred and , before me, 

(Signed) 

Justice of the Peace 
(or Notary Public). 



90 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 118. 



Petition ac- 
companying 
statement of 
candidate. 



PETITION ACCOMPANYING STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE. 

Whereas (name of candidate) is a candidate for nomination 
for the office of (state the office) for (state the term), we, the 
undersigned, voters of the city of Holyoke, duly qualified to 
vote for a candidate for said office, do hereby request that the 
name of said (name of candidate) as a candidate for nomi- 
nation for said office be printed on the official ballot to be 
used at the preliminary election to be held on Tuesday, the 

day of , nineteen hundred and 

We further state that we believe him to be of good moral 
character and qualified to perform the duties of the office, 
and that we have not subscribed to more nominations of 
candidates for this oflSce than there are persons to be elected 
thereto. 



Signatures of Xomisators. 
(To be made in person.) 



Residence 
April 1. 



Ward. 



Precinct. 



Present 
RcBidence. 



Acceptance 
and oath not 
necessary 
to petition. 



Certification of 
signatures by 
registrars of 
voters. 



To file valid 
papers witli 
citj' cleric. 



Names of 
candidates, 
posting, etc. 



Drawings for 
position on 
ballot. 



Ballots to be 
printed. 



No acceptance by the candidate for nomination named in 
the said nomination paper shall be necessary to its validity 
or its filing. The petition, which may be on one or more 
papers, need not be sworn to. 

Section 4. After any such nomination paper has been 
submitted to said board of registrars of voters, hereinafter 
called the board, the board shall certify thereon the number 
of signatures which are the names of registered voters in 
said city qualified to sign the same. All such papers found 
not to contain a number of names so certified equivalent to 
the number required to make a nomination shall be invalid, 
and such papers shall be preserved by the board for one 
year. The board shall complete their certification on or 
before five o'clock in the afternoon of the fifth Tuesday 
preceding such regular or special municipal election, and the 
board, or some member thereof, shall file with the city clerk 
on or before five o'clock in the afternoon of the next day all 
papers not found to be invalid as aforesaid. 

Section 5. On the first day, other than a legal holiday, 
following the expiration of the time for filing the above 
described nomination papers with the city clerk, he shall 
post in a conspicuous place in his office the names and 
residences of the candidates for nomination who have duly 
qualified as such, as they are to appear on the official ballots 
to be used at the preliminary election, except as to the 
order of the names, which shall be drawn by lot by the 
city clerk within forty-eight hours succeeding five o'clock 
in the afternoon of the last day fixed for filing the nomination 
papers with him, and he shall cause the ballots, which shall 
contain said names in their order as drawn by him, and 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 118. 91 

no others, with a designation of residence, and of the office 
and term of office, to be printed, and the ballots so printed 
shall be official and no others shall be used at the preliminary 
election. At any drawing for position on the ballot, each 
candidate shall have an opportunit}^ to be present in person 
or by one representative. There shall be left at the end of Blank spaces 
the list or candidates tor nomination tor each office blank ballots, etc. 
spaces equal in number to the number of persons to be 
nominated therefor, in which spaces the voter may insert 
the name of any person not printed on the ballot for whom 
he desires to vote for nomination for such office, but the 
name of such person shall not be printed on the official 
ballot to be voted for at any regular or special municipal 
election in said city unless such person is qualified to be 
nominated under the provisions of section three. There 
shall be printed on such ballots such directions as will aid 
the voter, as, for example: "vote for one", "vote for 
two", and the like, and the ballots shall be headed sub- 
stantially as follows: — 

OFFICIAL PRELIMINARY BALLOT. 

Candidates for nomination for the offices of (name of Official P^e- 
offices) in the city of Holyoke at a preliminary election to hS,ding%tc. 
be held on the day of , in the year 

nineteen hundred and 

On the back and outside of each ballot when folded shall 
be printed the words "Official Ballot for Preliminary Elec- 
tion", followed by the designation of the ward, precinct or 
precincts for which the ballot is prepared, the date of the 
preliminary election and a facsimile of the signature of the 
city clerk. 

Section 6. No ballot used at any preliminary election Party or 
in said city shall have printed thereon any party or political designations, 
designation or mark, and there shall not be appended to etc., prohibited. 
the name of any candidate any such party or political desig- 
nation or mark, or anything showing how he was nominated 
or indicating his views or opinions. 

Section 7. The board of aldermen shall determine on or Board of 
before the eighth Tuesday preceding a regular municipal determine*^ 
election or on or before the fourth Tuesday preceding a question of 

. 1 • • 1 1 • 1 • (• 1 1 1 • 1 holding pre- 

special municipal election the question or holding the pre- Uminary 
liminary election by wards, precincts or groups of precincts; wa^ds!"^ ^ 
where the preliminary elections are held by precincts, the precincts or 
regularly appointed election officers shall serve; where the cincts. 
preliminary elections are held by wards or groups of precincts 
the city clerk shall designate which of the election officers 
shall serve as preliminary election officers. 

Section 8. The election officers shall, immediately upon Counting of 
the closing of the polls at preliminary elections, count the ^^^^°^' ®*<'- 
ballots and ascertain the number of votes cast in the several 
voting places for each candidate, and forthwith make return 
thereof upon blanks to be furnished, as in regular elections, 



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Acts, 1927. — Chap. 118. 



Canvass and 
publication of 
returns, etc. 



Nominations, 
how deter- 
mined. 



Tie vote. 



When 
insvifiicient 
number of 
nomination 
papers have 
been filed, 
candidates fil- 
ing nominations 
to be deemed 
to have been 
nominated, 
etc. 



Preliminary 
elections, when 
not to be held. 



Certain election 
laws to apply. 



Certain incon- 
sistent provi- 
sions repealed. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



to the city clerk, who shall canvass said returns and shall 
forthwith determine the result thereof, insert the same in 
one or more newspapers published in said city and post the 
same in a conspicuous place in his office. 

Section 9. The two persons receiving at a preliminary 
election the highest number of votes for nomination for 
any office, except one to which two or more persons are to 
be elected at the regular or special election following, and, as 
to each of such offices, the several persons in number equal 
to twice the number so to be elected receiving at such pre- 
liminary election the highest number of votes for nomination 
for that office, shall, except as provided by section ten, be 
the sole candidates for that office whose names may be 
printed on the official ballot to be used at the regular or 
special election at which such office is to be filled. 

If the preliminary election results in a tie vote among 
candidates for nomination to any office receiving the lowest 
number of votes, which, but for said tie vote, would entitle 
a person receiving the same to have his name printed upon 
the official ballot for the election, all candidates participating 
in said tie vote shall have their names printed upon the 
official ballot, although in consequence there be printed 
thereon the names of candidates to a number exceeding 
twice the number to be elected. 

Section 10. If at the expiration of the time for filing 
with the city clerk nomination papers for candidates to be 
voted for at any preliminary election there have not been 
filed with him more than twice as many such nomination 
papers for an office as there are persons to be elected to such 
office, the candidates whose nomination papers have thus 
been filed shall be deemed to have been nominated to said 
office, and their names shall be printed on the official ballot to 
be used at the regular or special election following, and the 
city clerk shall not print said names upon the ballot to be 
used at said preliminary election, and no other nomination 
to said office shall be made. If in consequence it shall ap- 
pear that no names are to be printed upon the official ballot 
to be used at any preliminary election in any ward or wards 
of said city, no preliminary election shall be held in any 
such ward or wards. 

Section 11. Preliminary elections in said city shall be 
subject to all general laws relative to elections, so far as the 
same are applicable thereto, except as otherwise expressly 
provided in this act. 

Section 12. So much of chapter six hundred and eight 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen, and acts in 
amendment thereof and in addition thereto, as is incon- 
sistent herewith is hereby repealed. 

Section 13. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the registered voters of the city of Holyoke at the regular 
municipal election to be held 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 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 119, 120. 93 

act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred 
and twenty-seven, entitled ' An Act to establish non-partisan 
preliminary municipal elections in the city of Holyoke', be 
accepted?" If this act shall so be accepted by a majority 
of the registered voters of said city voting thereon, it shall 
take effect for the regular municipal election in the year 
nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, and all municipal 
elections thereafter; but so much of this act as authorizes 
its submission for acceptance as aforesaid to the registered 
voters of said city shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 15, 1927, 

An Act establishing a fee for the transfer of certain Chav.^^^ 
hawkers' and pedlers' licenses. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-five of chapter one hundred and one of the G. l. loi, § 25, 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word ^""^^ ® ' 
"therefor" in the second line the words: — accompanied 
by a fee of one dollar, — so as to read as follows : — Section Transfer of 
25. A license granted under section twenty-two may be hawkers' and 
transferred by the director, upon application therefor ac- pediers' 

licenses iee> 

companied by a fee of one dollar and upon evidence fur- 
nished by the applicant like that required for granting a 
license. The transferee shall thereafter be liable in all 
respects as if he were the original licensee, and no person 
shall thereafter sell under such license except the person 
named in such transfer. Approved March 15, 1927. 

An Act authorizing the kearsarge association of naval C}iav.\20 
veterans, inc., to parade color guards under arms. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section sixty of chapter thirty-three of the General Laws, g. l. 33, § 60 

1.1. 1 11 ^ • 1. n e J.^ etc, amended. 

as appearmg m chapter tour hundred and sixty-nve or the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby amended 
by inserting after the word "States" in the thirty-first line 
the words: — , and the Kearsarge Association of Naval 
Veterans, Inc., — so as to read as follows: — Section 60. V^,r"*^°'^'f^'^ 

xTiii" 1 1 'i-'i drilling With 

No body 01 men, except the volunteer militia, the troops firearms, etc., 
of the United States and the Ancient and Honorable Ar- except, ete. 
tillery Company of Boston, except as provided in the follow- 
ing section, shall maintain an armory, or associate together 
at any time as a company or organization, for drill or parade 
with firearms, or so drill or parade; nor shall any town raise 
or appropriate money toward arming, equipping, uniform- 
ing, supporting or providing drill rooms or armories for any 
such body of men; provided, that associations wholly com- Proviso, 
posed of soldiers honorably discharged from the service of 
the United States may parade in public with arms, upon the 
reception of any regiment or company of soldiers returning 
from said service, and for escort duty at the burial of deceased 
soldiers, with the written permission of the aldermen of the 



94 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 121. 



Unauthorized 
drilling with 
firearms, etc., 
forbidden, 
except, etc. 



Proviso. 



city or selectmen of the town where they desire to parade; 
that students in educational institutions where military 
science is a prescribed part of the course of instruction may, 
with the consent of the governor, drill and parade with 
firearms in public, under the superintendence of their 
teachers; that members of schools for military instruction 
conducted with the approval of the governor, may drill 
and parade with firearms in public, under the supervision of 
their instructors; that foreign troops whose admission to 
the United States has been consented to by the United 
States government may, with the consent of the governor, 
drill and parade with firearms in public; and any body of 
men may, with the consent of the governor, drill and parade 
in public with any harmless imitation of firearms approved 
by the adjutant general; that regularly organized posts of 
the Grand Army of the Republic, and of The American 
Legion, and regularly organized camps of the United Spanish 
War Veterans and regularly organized posts of the Veterans 
of Foreign Wars of the United States, and the Kearsarge 
Association of Naval Veterans, Inc., may at any time parade 
in public their color guards of not more than twelve men 
armed with firearms, that the Society of Colonial Wars in the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Order of the Founders 
and Patriots of America, the Massachusetts Society of the 
Sons of the American Revolution, the Society of the Sons of 
the Revolution in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the 
Society of the War of 1812 in the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts, and regularly organized branches of any of said 
societies may at any time parade in public their uniformed 
color guards of ten men yvith firearms; that regularly or- 
ganized camps of the Sons of Veterans may. at any time 
parade in public their color guards of ten men with firearms; 
and that any organization heretofore authorized by law may 
parade with side-arms; and any veteran association com- 
posed wholly of past members of the militia of the common- 
wealth may maintain an armory for the use of the organiza- 
tions of the militia to which its members belonged; provided, 
that such drill or parade is not in contravention of the laws 
of the United States. Approved March 15, 1927. 



Chap. 121 An Act subjecting the office of chief of the fire 
department of the city of chicopee 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 there- 
under, relating to permanent members of fire departments 
of cities, shall hereafter apply to the office of chief of the fire 
department of the city of Chicopee, but without requiring 
the present incumbent to take a civil service examination, 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the registered voters of the city of Chicopee at its city 



Office of chief 
of fire depart- 
ment of city of 
Chicopee 
placed under 
civil service 
laws. 



Submission 
to voters, etc. 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 122, 123. 95 

election in the current year in the form of the following ques- 
tion which shall he 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-seven, entitled 
* An Act subjecting the office of chief of the fire department 
of the city of Chicopee to the civil service laws', be accepted?" 
If a majority of the voters voting thereon vote in the affirm- 
ative in answer to said question, this act shall thereupon 
take effect, but not otherwise. Approved March 15, 1927. 

An Act authorizing the city of Worcester to borrow Chav.V12 

MONEY FOR THE IMPROVEMENT AND PROTECTION OF ITS 
WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of improving and protecting city of 
its water supply and distribution facilities, the city of ^ay borrow 
Worcester may from time to time borrow such sums as may money for im- 
be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, five hundred etc., of its ' 
thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, water supply, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Worcester Water Worcester 
Loan, Act of 1927. Each authorized issue shall constitute Act^o^f ^92^7"' 
a separate loan, and such loans shall be payable in not more 
than twenty years from their dates. 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. The said city shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accord- °^^' 
ance 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 Avorks 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 incurred 
by said loan or loans is extinguished. 

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

Approved March 19, 1927. 

An Act authorizing the armory commissioners to con- C]iar>.\2^ 

VEY TO the town OF FRAMINGHAM CERTAIN LAND OWNED 
BY THE COMMONWEALTH AND USED FOR ARMORY PURPOSES 
IN SAID TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The armory commissioners may, in the name Armory com- 
of the commonwealth, convey to the town of Framingham ^aTconvey 
for use in connection with the relocation of Union avenue in '^^^^^J^^^ 
said town, a portion of a parcel of land bordering on said Framingham, 
avenue, owned by the commonwealth and used for armory ®*''- 



96 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 124, 125. 



Proviso. 



Chap 



City of 
Holyoke may 
appropriate a 
certain sum of 
money to pro- 
vide facilities 
for holding 
state conven- 
tion of Veterans 
of Foreign Wars 
of the United 
States. 

To be expended 
under direc- 
tion of finance 
committee of 
board of 
aldermen. 



purposes, consisting of the land lying between the easterly 
street line of said avenue and a line parallel thereto and ten 
feet distant easterly therefrom; provided, however, that 
such conveyance shall be made without expense to the 
commonwealth. 

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

Approved March 19, 1927. 

.124 An Act authorizing the city of holyoke to appropriate 

MONEY TO provide FACILITIES FOR HOLDING IN SAID CITY 
DURING THE CURRENT YEAR THE STATE CONVENTION OF 
THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Holyoke may appropriate a sum, 
not exceeding two thousand dollars, for the purpose of pro- 
viding proper facilities for public entertainment at the time 
of the state convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of 
the United States to be held in said city during the current 
year and of paying expenses incidental to such entertain- 
ment. Money so appropriated shall be expended under the 
direction and control of the finance committee of the board 
of aldermen of said city. 

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

Approved March 19, 1927. 



City of Maiden 
may borrow 
money for 
school pur- 
poses. 



Chap.125 An Act authorizing the city of malden to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for and 
the construction of a school building, including the cost of 
originally equipping and furnishing the same, and for the 
construction of additions to school buildings, such additions 
to increase the floor space of such buildings, the city of 
Maiden 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 
thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words. Maiden School 
Loan, Act of 1927. 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. 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 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 19, 1927. 



Maiden School 
Loan, Act of 
1927. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 126. 97 



An Act relative to the rights and duties of collectors Qfiar) 126 
OF taxes in respect to tax purchases and takings 

BY cities and towns AND TO THE CUSTODY OF DEEDS OF 
PURCHASE AND INSTRUMENTS OF TAKING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section forty-eight of chapter sixty of the g.l. 60, §48, 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out all after *™^"'^«'^- 
the word "sale" in the seventh line and inserting in place 
thereof the following new sentence: — Said amount, together 
with the cost of recording the deed of purchase, shall be 
allowed him in his settlement with such town, provided he 
has caused the deed to be duly recorded within thirty days 
after the purchase and to be delivered to the town treasurer, 
• — so as to read as follows: — Section 48. If at the time and ^xerto* pur- 
place of sale no person bids for the land offered for sale an chase for city 
amount equal to the tax and charges, and if the sale has been insufficient, etc. 
adjourned one or more times, the collector shall then and 
there make public declaration of the fact; and, if no bid 
equal to the tax and charges is then made, he shall give 
public notice that he purchases for the town by which the 
tax is assessed said land as offered for sale at the amount 
of the tax and the charges and expenses of the levy and 
sale. Said amount, together with the cost of recording the To be allowed 
deed of purchase, shall be allowed him in his settlement with sa?eand°ost 
such town, provided he has caused the deed to be duly ^eed^'etc'"^ 
recorded within thirty days after the purchase and to be proviso, 
delivered to the town treasurer. 

Section 2. Section fifty of said chapter sixty is hereby g. l. eo, § so, 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following: — amended. 
Every such deed and every instrument of taking described 
in section fifty-four shall be in the custody of the town treas- 
urer, and there shall be set up on the books of the town, 
whether kept by the treasurer or otherwise, a separate 
account of each parcel of land covered by any such deed or 
instrument, to which shall be charged the amount stated 
in the deed or instrument, the cost of recording the same, 
all uncollected taxes assessed to such parcel for any year 
subsequent to that for the taxes for which such parcel was 
purchased or taken, with all legal costs and charges, until 
redemption or foreclosure. The town treasurer, at the 
expiration of two years from the date of any such purchase 
or taking, shall institute proceedings for foreclosure, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 60. If the town becomes the Deed to city 
purchaser, the deed to it, in addition to the statements re- °'^'°^"- 
quired by section forty-five, shall set forth the fact that no Contents. 
sufficient bid was made at the sale or that the purchaser 
failed to pay the amount bid, as the case may be, and shall 
confer upon such town the rights and duties of an indi- 
vidual purchaser. Every such deed and every instrument Custody of 
of taking described in section fifty-four shall be in the custody chase and "'^" 
of the town treasurer, and there shall be set up on the books iakVnT^euf ^ °^ 



98 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 127. 



Proceedings for 
foreclosure. 



G. L. 60, § 52, 
amended. 

Management 
and sale of 
lands, etc. 



G. L. 60, § 55. 
amended. 



Fees for taking 
land, etc. 



Proviso. 



of the town, whether kept by the treasurer or otherwise, a 
separate account of each parcel of land covered by any such 
deed or instrument, to which shall be charged the amount 
stated in the deed or instrument, the cost of recording the 
same, all uncollected taxes assessed to such parcel for any 
year subsequent to that for the taxes for which such parcel 
was purchased or taken, with all legal costs and charges, 
until redemption or foreclosure. The town treasurer, at 
the expiration of two years from the date of any such pur- 
chase or taking, shall institute proceedings for foreclosure. 

Section 3. Section fifty-two of said chapter sixty is 
hereby amended by striking out the first sentence, — so as 
to read as follows : — Section 52. Cities and towns may 
make regulations for the possession, management and sale 
of such land and for the assignment of tax titles, not in- 
consistent with law or with the right of redemption. 

Section 4. Section fifty-five of said chapter sixty is 
hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following: 
— , and also the cost of recording the instrument of taking, 
provided he has caused such instrument to be duly recorded 
within thirty days after the taking and to be delivered to 
the town treasurer, — so as to read as follows: — Section 65. 
If land has been so taken there shall be allowed to the col- 
lector and added to the tax the charges and fees fixed by 
section fifteen, and also the cost of recording the instrument 
of taking, provided he has caused such instrument to be duly 
recorded within thirty days after the taking and to be de- 
livered to the town treasurer. Approved March 19, 1927. 



Chap.127 An Act directing the registrar of motor vehicles to 

FURNISH certain DATA TO COMPANIES APPEARING SIGNA- 
TORY TO CERTIFICATES UNDER THE COMPULSORY MOTOR 
VEHICLE LIABILITY INSURANCE LAW AND DISPENSING WITH 
DUPLICATE CERTIFICATES THEREUNDER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter ninety of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section thirty-four B, inserted therein 
by section two of chapter three hundred and forty-six of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Section 34B. The registrar 
shall accept a certificate as defined in section thirty-four A 
from any person applying for registration of a motor vehicle 
or trailer. Said certificate of an insurance company or of 
a surety compan}^ shall be in a form prescribed by the 
commissioner of insurance, shall state the rate at which 
and the classification under which the motor vehicle liability 
bond or policy referred to therein was issued, the amount of 
the premium thereon, shall contain a certification by the 
company issuing the policy or acting as surety on the bond, 
or a duly authorized agent thereof, that the premium 
charged thereon is at the rate approved by the commissioner 
of insurance and such other information as said commis- 



G. L. 90, § 34B, 
etc., amended. 



Certificate of 
insurance 
company or 
surety 
company, 
acceptance by 
registrar, form, 
contents, etc. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 128. 99 

sioner may require. An insurance or surety company issuing Penalty for 
a form of certificate other than that approved by the com- approfed°form 
missioner of insurance shall be punished by a fine of not of certificate, 
less than fifty nor more than five hundred dollars. The Certificate of 
certificate which the division shall issue upon receipt of highway°Lto 
cash or securities under section thirty -four D or thirty-four deposit, etc. 
E shall be in such form and shall contain such information 
as the division may fix. Whoever issues or alters without Penalty for 

,, ., » ,•£• . 1 c I • i' certain offences 

authority or lorges any certificate as dennea m section !„ connection 
thirty-four A or issues such certificate knowing that the ^tc^ofcMtffi- 
policy or bond therein described has not in fact been issued cate's, etc. 
or executed or is not in force or that the cash or securities 
have not been deposited, or whoever knowing that such 
certificate has been issued or altered without authority or 
forged or that the policy or bond described therein has not 
in fact been issued or executed or is not in force or that the 
cash or securities have not been deposited files such cer- 
tificate with the registrar, shall be punished by a fine of 
not more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for 
not more than one year or both. 

The registrar shall, when preparing his record of each Registrar to 
registration, furnish a copy of such record to the company of'record'to^ 
appearing signatory to the certificate accompanying the company ap- 
application for such registration. signatory to 

Section 2. This act shall not apply to the registration ^^ppi^^^^tj,^*^^^^ 
of motor vehicles or trailers for operation during the current act. 
year. Approved March 19, 1927. 



An Act to enlarge the powers of the methodist min- ChobV-V^iS 

ISTERS relief INSURANCE AND TRUST ASSOCIATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter three hundred and forty-four of the acts of nine- 1910, 344, § 1, 
teen hundred and ten, as amended in section one by chapter ^*''^' ^■niended. 
seventy-seven of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and 
sixteen, is hereby further amended by striking out said 
section one and inserting in place thereof the following: — ■ 
Section 1. The Methodist Ministers Relief Association, a Methodist 
corporation duly organized in this commonwealth and sub- ReUef Lisur- 
ject to chapter one hundred and nineteen of the Revised ance and Trust 
Laws, is hereby reincorporated as the Methodist Ministers reincorporated 
Relief Insurance and Trust Association, for the purpose of enilrged^'^^ 
insuring the lives of ministers of the gospel, either active or 
retired, and the wives of ministers of the gospel, or granting 
to them endowments or annuities, with all the powers of a 
mutual life insurance company, and for the further purpose 
of the care, management and disposition of funds now held 
or which may hereafter be contributed or bequeathed for 
the relief in any proper contingency of ministers of the 
gospel, their widows, children and dependents, and for de- 
fraying the expenses of sickness and burial; with such 
powers of a trust company as may be necessary to carry 



100 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 129, 130. 



G. L. 14, § 4, 
etc., amended. 



Certain insur- out thcse purposcs. The Said corporation shall be subject 
applicabfe. to the provisions of chapter five hundred and seventy-six 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and seven and any 
amendments thereto, so far as the same are applicable. 

Approved March 19, 1927. 

Chap. 129 An Act relative to the number of supervisors of 

ASSESSORS, ASSISTANTS AND EXAMINERS IN THE DEPART- 
MENT OF CORPORATIONS AND TAXATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section four of chapter fourteen of the General Laws, as 
amended by section two of chapter four hundred and eighty- 
six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one and by 
chapter three hundred and thirty of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-two, is hereby further amended by 
striking out, in the thirteenth and fourteenth lines, the 
words "Three supervisors of assessors, two assistants, 
four examiners" and inserting in place thereof the following: 
— Such supervisors of assessors, assistants and examiners 
as the commissioner may deem necessary, subject to the 
approval of the governor and council, — so that the fifth 
paragraph will read as follows: — Such supervisors of as- 
sessors, assistants and examiners as the commissioner may 
deem necessary, subject to the approval of the governor and 
council, one income tax assessor for each district established 
by the commissioner for the assessment and collection of the 
income tax, and such deputy income tax assessors, who may 
be members of local boards of assessors as the governor and 
council may deem necessary, all at salaries to be fixed by 
the commissioner; Approved March 19, 1927. 

Chap.130 An Act increasing the amount that may be borrowed 

AND EXPENDED FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF HULL STREET 
IN THE TOWNS OF COHASSET AND HINGHAM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter four hundred and 
forty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three 
is hereby amended by inserting after the word "hundred" 
in the sixth line the words: — and fifteen, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 2. The cost of said improvements 
shall in the first instance be paid by the county of Norfolk, 
and for the purpose of meeting said cost, the county com- 
missioners of said county may from time to time issue notes 
of the county, and may renew the same, to an amount not 
exceeding, in the aggregate, one hundred and fifteen thou- 
sand dollars. Each authorized issue shall constitute a 
separate loan, and such loans shall be payable in not more 
than two 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. Said county 
may sell said securities at public or private sale upon such 
terms and conditions as the county commissioners may 



Supervisors 
of assessors, 
etc., in depart- 
ment of cor- 
porations and 
taxation, ap- 
pointment, 
salaries, etc. 



1923, 446, § 2, 
amended. 



Norfolk county 
may issue 
notes to meet 
cost of im- 
provement of 
Hull street in 
towns of 
Cohasset and 
Hingham to 
be paid by the 
county in the 
first instance. 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 131, 132. 101 

deem proper, but not for less than their par value, and the 
proceeds thereof shall be paid into the treasury of said 
county, and shall, upon the order of said joint board, be 
expended by the treasurer of said county to meet expenses 
and liabilities incurred as aforesaid. Indebtedness in- 
curred hereunder shall, except as herein provided, be sub- 
ject to chapter thirty-five of the General Laws. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance ^"^i"|^^'°'*.*<' 
by the county commissioners of the county of Norfolk and Plymouth 
the county commissioners of the county of Plymouth. miaskmers™ 

Approved March 19, 1927. 

An Act relative to the enforcement of the law pro- Chart. \^\ 

VIDING vacations FOR MUNICIPAL LABORERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and eleven of chapter forty-one of ^c ^amended' 
the General Laws, as amended by section ten of chapter four 
hundred and eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one and by chapter three hundred and forty-six of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby 
further amended by adding at the end thereof the following 
new sentence: — The department of labor and industries 
shall enforce this section, and shall have all necessary powers 
therefor, — so as to read as follows: — Section 111. In any Vacations for 
town which accepted chapter two hundred and seventeen of cttierand'* 
the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen, all persons classi- towns. 
fied as laborers, or doing the work of laborers, regularly em- 
ployed by such town, shall be granted a vacation of not less 
than two weeks during each year of their employment, 
without loss of pay. In any city which accepted said chap- 
ter the city council may determine that a vacation of two 
weeks without loss of pay shall be granted to every person 
regularly employed by such city as a common laborer, skilled 
laborer, mechanic or craftsman. If such vacations are 
authorized, they shall be granted by the heads of the execu- 
tive departments of the city at such times as in their opinion 
will cause the least interference with the performance of the 
regular work of the city. A person shall be deemed to be Definition. 
regularly employed, within the meaning of this section, if he 
has actually worked for the city or town for thirty-two 
weeks in the aggregate during the preceding calendar year. 
The department of labor and industries shall enforce this Enforcement. 
section, and shall have all necessary powers therefor. 

Approved March 19, 1927. 

An Act providing for the acquisition of additional Chav. 1S2 

LAND FOR THE NORFOLK COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL 
AND FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS ON THE PROPERTY OF 
SAID HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the county of ^un[^°com^ 
Norfolk, acting as the trustees of the Norfolk County Tu- missioners 



102 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 133. 



may expend 

certain sums 
of money for 
additional land 
and improve- 
ments at Nor- 
folk County 
Tuberculosis 
Hospital. 
May borrow 
money and 
issue notes. 



Submission to 
Norfolk county 
commissioners. 

Proviso. 



berculosis Hospital, may expend a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars for the purpose of acquiring additional land 
for said hospital, and a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand 
dollars for the purpose of extending the sewerage system of 
said hospital. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, the said county 
commissioners may borrow money on the credit of the county 
and issue notes of the county therefor to an amount not 
exceeding thirty thousand dollars. Such notes shall be pay- 
able by such annual pa^'^ments beginning not more than one 
year from the date thereof as will extinguish each loan within 
three years from its date. The amount of such annual pay- 
ment in any 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 counter- 
signed by the county commissioners. Each authorized issue 
shall constitute a separate loan. All sums necessary to meet 
interest payments on said notes and payments on account 
of principal as the same mature shall be assessed upon the 
towns and cities of said county that constitute the hospital 
district, in accordance with section eighty-five of chapter 
one hundred and eleven of the General Laws, as amended. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the county commissioners of the county of Norfolk; pro- 
vided, that such acceptance occurs during the current year. 

Approved March 19, 1927. 



C/lCip. 133 An Act enlarging the purposes of improvement cor- 
porations. 



G. L. 180, § 4, 
amended. 

Corporations 
organized for 
agricultural, 
horticultural, 
and improve- 
ment purposes 
enlarged, etc. 



Improvement 
corporations 
organized prior 
to effective 
date of act 
may by 
majority vote 
adopt provi- 
sions of section. 



Copy of vote 
to be sub- 
mitted to com- 
missioner of 
corporations 
and taxation. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and eighty of the Gen- 
eral Laws is hereby amended by striking out section four 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 4- 
Ten or more persons in any county, city or town may 
form a corporation under section three for the purpose of 
encouraging agriculture or horticulture; or for the purpose 
of improving and ornamenting the streets and public squares 
of any city or town by planting and cultivating ornamental 
trees therein and also otherwise improving the physical 
aspects of such city or town and furthering the recreation 
and enjoyment of the inhabitants thereof. 

Section 2. Any corporation organized prior to the effec- 
tive date of this act under the provisions of said section 
four, or the corresponding provisions of earlier laws, for 
improving and ornamenting the streets and public squares 
of any city or town by planting and cultivating ornamental 
trees therein may, at a regular meeting of the members duly 
called therefor, by vote of a majority of its members, adopt 
the provisions of this section. A copy of such vote, signed 
by the president, treasurer and a majority of the directors 
or officers having similar powers shall be submitted to and 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 134, 135. 103 

examined by the commissioner of corporations and taxation. 
If the commissioner finds that it conforms to the require- Fee and filing 
ments of law he shall endorse his approval thereon and, upon ^*^retery^ 
payment of a fee of one dollar, it shall be filed in the office of 
the state secretary, who shall cause the same and the en- 
dorsement thereon to be recorded, and thereupon such 
corporation with its members and officers shall have all the 
powers which it would have had had it been organized for 
the purposes aforesaid under said section four, as amended 
by this act. Approved March 19, 1927. 



An Act establishing the fee for second or subsequent QJid^f J34 

EXAMINATIONS FOR LICENSES OR RENEWALS OF LICENSES 
TO OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirty-three of chapter ninety of the General ^e ^amended 
Laws, as amended by section two of chapter four hundred 
and three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, 
by section nine of chapter four hundred and sixty-four of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, by section 
one of chapter three hundred and forty-two of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-five, and by chapter two 
hundred and forty-four, chapter two hundred and seventy- 
seven and section one of chapter three hundred and forty- 
nine, all of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is 
hereby further amended by striking out the paragraph 
substituted by said chapter two hundred and seventy-seven 

and inserting in place thereof the following: — For the Feeforexam- 
oj. •,• • , Vii? !• t ination for 

nrst exammation given to an applicant tor a license or tor motor vehicle 
a renewal of a license to operate motor vehicles, two dollars; ^^1^3*°'^^ 
and for each subsequent examination, one dollar. 

Approved March 19, 1927. 



An Act authorizing the sale and conveyance or trans- Phnrt 135 

FER OF THE CONTROL OF SUCH LAND OWNED BY THE COM- 
MONWEALTH as may be NECESSARY FOR THE LAYING OUT 
OR RELOCATION OF HIGHWAYS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter thirty of the General Laws is hereby amended gl. so.new 
by inserting after section forty-four the following new sec- § 44. 
tion: — Section 44 A. A commissioner or head of a state Sale, convey- 
department having control of any land of the commonwealth hind'owned by 
may, in the name of the commonwealth and subject to the commonwealth, 
approval of the governor and council, sell and convey to laying out 
any county, city or town, or transfer to the control of another ^horized.^' *"' 
state department, so much of such land as may be necessary 
for the laying out or relocation of any highway. 

Approved March 19, 1927. 



104 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 136, 137. 



Chap. 136 An Act subjecting the office of city engineer of the 

CITY OF EVERETT TO THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1, The office of city engineer of the city of 
Everett shall hereafter be subject to the provisions of 
chapter thirty-one of the General Laws, and the rules and 
regulations made thereunder, but no examination shall be 
required of the present incumbent. 

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 during the current year. 

Approved March 19, 1927. 



Office of city 
engineer of 
city of Everett 
placed under 
civil service 
laws. 



Submission to 
city council, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



G. L. 112, § 6, 
amended. 



Penalty for 
illegal practice 
of medicine. 



Chap. 137 An Act increasing the penalty for the illegal prac- 
tice OF MEDICINE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section six of chapter one hundred and twelve of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
fifteenth line, the words "five hundred" and inserting in 
place thereof the words: — one thousand, — and by strik- 
ing out, in the same line, the words "three months" and 
inserting in place thereof the words: — not less than one 
month nor more than one year, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 6. Except as provided in section sixty-five, whoever, 
not being lawfully authorized to practice medicine within 
the commonwealth and registered under section two, or 
corresponding provisions of earlier laws, or under section 
one or two of chapter five hundred and twenty-six of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and nine, holds himself out as a 
practitioner of medicine or practices or attempts to practice 
medicine in any of its branches, or whoever practices medicine 
under a false or assumed name or under a name other than 
that by which he is registered, or whoever personates another 
practitioner, or whoever practices or attempts to practice 
any fraud in connection with the filing of an application, or 
whoever files an application under a false or assumed name 
or under a name other than his own, or whoever personates 
or attempts to personate another applicant for registration 
during an examination, shall be punished by a fine of not 
less than one hundred nor more than one thousand dollars 
or by imprisonment for not less than one month nor more 
than one year, or both. A person rendering medical service 
in violation of this section shall recover no compensation 
therefor. Approved March 19, 1927. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 105 



An Act making appropriations for the maintenance (JhaV'^SS 
OF departments, boards, commissions, institutions 

AND CERTAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMONWEALTH, FOR 
INTEREST, SINKING FUND AND SERIAL BOND REQUIRE- 
MENTS, AND FOR CERTAIN PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. To provide for the maintenance of the Appropriations 
several departments, boards, commissions and institutions, [fan^J'iFdtpart- 
of sundry other services, and for certain permanent im- ments, etc.. for 

,, , .• • j.j?i J.1 interest, sink- 

provements, and to meet certain requirements oi law, the ing fund and 
sums set forth in section two, for the several purposes and mTn'ts^and'^^ 
subject to the conditions therein specified, are hereby ap- for certain 

• . 1 ,1 1 e J c j.1^ improvements. 

propriated from the general lund or revenue or the common- 
wealth 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- 
seven, 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 six thousand dollars . ... 6,000 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-six thousand seven 

hundred dollars 36,700 00 

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

senate, and James W. Kimball, clerk of the house 
of representatives, the sum of ten thousand 
dollars 10,000 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 
seventy-five hundred dollars .... 7,500 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 dol- 
lars 1,500 00 

8 For such additional clerical assistance to, and -wdth 

the approval of, the clerk of the house of repre- 
sentatives, as may be necessary for the proper 
despatch of pubUc business, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-seven hundred dollars .... 3,700 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-eight hundred 
and fifty dollars 4,850 00 



106 Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 

Item 
Legislative n YoT the compensation for travel of doorkeepers, 
Department. assistant doorkeepers, messengers, pages and other 
employees of the sergcant-at-arms, authorized 
by law to receive the same, a sum not ex- 
ceeding sixty-three hundred and seventy-five dol- 
lars $6,375 00 

12 For the salaries of the doorkeepers of the senate and 

house of representatives, and the postmaster, 
with the approval of the sergeant-at-arms, a sum 
not exceeding sixty-nine hundred dollars . . 6,900 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 emploj'ed in the legislative 

document room, a sum not exceeding forty-eight 

hundred and fifty dollars .... 4,850 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-eight hundred and fifty dollars . . 2,850 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 simi not exceeding thirteen 

thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars . . 13,850 00 

19 For personal services of the counsel to the house of 

representatives and assistants, a sum not exceed- 
ing thirteen thousand nine hundred and fifty 
dollars 13,950 00 

20 For clerical and other assistance of the senate com- 

mittee on rules, a sum not exceeding four thou- 
sand dollars . 4,000 00 

21 For clerical and other assistance of the house com- 

mittee on rules, a sum not exceeding four thou- 
sand dollars . . . . . . . 4,000 00 

22 For clerical and other assistance for the committee 

on wajrs and means, as authorized by an order 
of the house of representatives, a sum not exceed- 
ing one thousand dollars ..... 1,000 00 

23 For authorized traveling and other expenses of the 

committees of the present general court, with 
the approval of a majority of the committee in- 
curring the same, a sum not exceeding fifty-five 
hundred dollars 5,500 00 

24 For expenses of advertising hearings of the com- 

mittees of the present general court, including 
expenses of preparing and mailing advertisements 
to the various newspapers, with the approval of 
the comptroller of the commonwealth, a sum not 
exceeding three hundred dollars . . . 300 00 

25 For printing, binding and paper ordered by the 

senate and house of representatives, or by con- 
current order of the two branches, with the ap- 
proval of the clerks of the respective branches, 
a sum not exceeding fifty-two thousand five hun- 
dred dollars 52,500 00 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 



107 



Item 

26 For printing and binding the manual for the general 

court, under the direction and with the approval 
of the clerks of the senate and house of repre- 
sentatives, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars . . . . . ... 

27 For expenses in connection with the publication of 

the bulletin of committee hearings, with the ap- 
proval of the joint committee on rules, a sum not 
exceeding thirteen thousand five hundred dollars 

28 For stationery for the senate, purchased by and 

with the approval of the clerk, a sum not exceed- 
ing five hundred dollars ..... 

29 For oflace expenses of the counsel to the senate, a 

sum not exceeding two hundred dollars 

30 For stationery for the house of representatives, pur- 

chased by and with the approval of the clerk, a 
simi not exceeding nine hundred dollars 

31 For office expenses of the counsel to the house of 

representatives, a sum not exceeding two hundred 
dollars ........ 

32 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 dollars ...... 

32i For the purchase of outline sketches of members of 
the senate and house of representatives, a sum 
not exceeding one thousand dollars . 

32 1 For reprinting the state house guide book, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-five hundred and seventy-five 
dollars ........ 

Total 



Legislative 
Department. 



$5,000 00 

13,500 00 

500 00 
200 00 

900 00 

200 00 

16,000 00 

1,000 00 

2,575 00 
$705,750 00 



Service of the Judicial Department. 

Supreme Judicial Court, as follows : 

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

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

35 For travehng allowance and expenses, a sum not 

exceeding forty-five hundred dollars . 

36 For pensions of retired justices, a sum not exceeding 

seventy-five hundred dollars .... 

37 For the salary of the clerk for the commonwealth, 

a sum not exceeding sixty-five hundred dollars 

38 For clerical assistance to the clerk, a sum not ex- 

ceeding one thousand dollars .... 

39 For law clerks, stenographers and other clerical 

assistance for the justices, a sum not exceeding 
twenty thousand dollars ..... 

40 For office supplies, services and equipment of the 

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

41 For the salaries of the ofiicers and messengers, a sum 

not exceeding three thousand and forty dollars . 

42 For the commonwealth's part of the salary of the 

clerk for the county of Suffolk, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen hundred dollars ..... 

Reporter of Decisions: 

43 For the salary of the reporter of decisions, a sum 

not exceeding six thousand dollars 



Judicial De- 
partment. 

$84,500 00 drdlfcourt' 
4,500 00 
7,500 00 
6,500 00 
1,000 00 

20,000 00 

3,500 00 
3,040 00 

1,500 00 



Reporter of 
6,000 00 Decisions. 



108 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 





Item 


Reporter of 
Decisions. 


44 


Pensions of 
retired court 
officers. 


45 



For clerk hire and oflfice supplies, services and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars $8,000 00 

Pensions: 
For the pensions of retired court oflBcers, a sum not 
exceeding four hundred and sixty-four dollars . 464 00 

Total $146,504 00 



Superior Court. 46 



47 



48 
49 



50 



Superior Court, as follows: 

For the salaries of the chief justice and of the thirty- 
one associate justices, a sum not exceeding three 
hundred twenty thousand five hundred dollars . $320,500 00 

For traveUng allowance and expenses, a sum not 
exceeding nineteen thousand five hundred dol- 
lars 19,500 00 

For the salary of the assistant clerk, Suffolk county, 

a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars . . 500 00 

For clerical work, inspection of records and doings of 
persons authorized to admit to bail, for an ex- 
ecutive clerk to the chief justice, and for certain 
other expenses incident to the work of the court, 
a sum not exceeding twelve thousand five hun- 
dred dollars 12,500 00 

For pensions of retired justices, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand sixty-two dollars and fifty 
cents 25,062 50 

Total $378,062 50 



Justices of 
District Courts 
sitting in 
Superior 
Court. 



Justices of District Courts: 

51 For compensation of justices of district courts while 

sitting in the superior court, a sum not exceeding 

eleven thousand dollars $11,000 00 

52 For expenses of justices of the district courts while 

sitting in the superior court, a sum not exceeding 

seventeen hundred dollars .... 1,700 00 

53 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, a sum not 
exceeding six thousand dollars .... 6,000 00 

Total $18,700 00 



Judicial 
Council. 



Judicial Council: 
54 For expenses of the judicial council, as authorized 
by section 34C of chapter two hundred and 
twenty-one of the General Laws, inserted by 
chapter two hundred and forty-four of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, a sum not 
exceeding three thousand dollars 



$3,000 00 



Administrative 
Committee of 
District 
Courts. 



Administrative Committee of District Courts: 
55 For compensation and expenses of the administra- 
tive committee of district courts, a sum not ex- 
ceeding three thousand dollars .... 



3,000 00 



Probate and 

Insolvency 

Courts. 



Probate and Insolvency Courts, as follows: 
56 For the salaries of judges of probate of the several 
counties, a sum not exceeding one hundred eleven 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 



111,500 00 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 



109 



Item 

57 

58 



59 



60 



61 



62 
63 
64 
65 
66 
67 
68 
69 
70 
71 
72 
73 
74 



75 



76 



77 



For pensions of retired judges, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand three hundred dollars 

For the compensation of judges of probate when act- 
ing outside of their own county for other judges 
of probate, a sum not exceeding nine thousand 
dollars ........ 

For expenses of judges of probate when acting out- 
side their own counties for other judges of pro- 
bate, as authorized by section forty of chapter two 
hundred and seventeen of the General Laws, as 
amended by chapter three hundred and eighty-four 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three 
and by chapter three hundred and seventy-six of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, a 
sum not exceeding five hundred dollars 

For the salaries of registers of the several counties, 
a sum not exceeding fifty-nine thousand five hun- 
dred and seventy-five dollars .... 

For the salaries of assistant registers, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty-six thousand eight hundred and 
seventy-five dollars ...... 

Total 

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

Barnstable, a sum not exceeding twenty-four hun- 
dred and seventy dollars ..... 

Berkshire, a sum not exceeding twenty-eight hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

Bristol, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand dol- 
lars ........ 

Dukes county, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars ........ 

Essex, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand five 
hundred dollars ...... 

Franklin, a sum not exceeding nine hundred dol- 
lars ........ 

Hampden, a sum not exceeding nine thousand and 
forty dollars ....... 

Hampshire, a sum not exceeding fourteen hundred 
and forty dollars ...... 

Middlesex, a sum not exceeding forty-two thousand 
three hundred and twenty dollars 

Norfolk, a sum not exceeding ninety-four hundred 
and fifty dollars ...... 

Plymouth, a sum not exceeding thirty-three hundred 
dollars ........ 

Suffolk, a sum not exceeding fifty-five thousand five 
hundred dollars ...... 

Worcester, a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand 
three hundred dollars ..... 

Total 

District Attorneys, as follows: 

For the salaries of the district attorney and assistants 
for the Suffolk district, a sum not exceeding fifty- 
one thousand two hundred and twenty dollars 

For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 
ants for the northern district, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-four thousand dollars 

For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 
ants for the eastern district, a sum not exceeding 
fourteen thousand four hundred dollars 



^, „ Probate and 

$15,300 00 Insolvency 
Courts. 



9,000 00 



500 00 



59,575 00 



56,875 00 



$252,750 00 




$2,470 00 
2,800 00 


Clerical as- 
sistance to 
Registers of 
Probate and 
Insolvency. 


11,000 00 




500 00 




13,500 00 




900 00 




9,040 00 




1,440 00 




42,320 00 




9,450 00 




3,300 00 




55,500 00 




14,300 00 




$166,520 00 




$51,220 00 


District 
Attorneys. 



24,000 00 



14,400 00 



110 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 



District 
Attorneys. 



Item 

78 



79 



80 



Land Court. 



Commission 
on Probation. 



Board of Bar 
Examiners. 



Executive 
Department. 



81 



82 



83 



84 



85 



86 



87 



88 



89 
90 



91 
92 



For the salaries of the district attorney', deputy' dis- 
trict attorney and assistants for the southeastern 
district, a surn not exceeding fifteen thousand six 
hundred dollars . $15,600 00 

For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 
ants for the southern district, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand four hundred dollars . . _ . 10,400 00 

For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 
ants for the middle district, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars . . . . _ . 15,000 00 

For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 
ants for the western district, a sum not exceeding 
eighty-four hundred dollars .... 8,400 00 

For the salary of the district attorney for the north- 
western district, a sum not exceeding three thou- 
sand dollars 3,000 00 

For traveling expenses necessarily incurred by the 
district attorneys, except in the Suffolk district, 
a surn not exceeding eighty-five hundred dollars . 8,500 00 

Total $150,520 00 

Service of the Land Court. 

For the salaries of the judge, associate judges, the 
recorder and court officer, a sum not exceeding 
tliirty-eight thousand eight hundred dollars . $38,800 00 

For engineering, clerical and other personal services, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-two thousand four 
hundred dollars . . . . . . 32,400 00 

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 
twenty-five thousand five hundred dollars . . 25,500 00 

Total $96,700 00 

Service of the Commission on Probation. 

For personal services of the deputy commissioner, 
clerks and stenographers, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-nine thousand dollars . . . _ . $29,000 00 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveUng expenses, office sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding eight 
thousand dollars 8,000 00 

Total $37,000 00 

Service of the Board of Bar Examiners. 

For personal services of the members of the board, a 

sum not exceeding sixty-three himdred dollars . $6,300 00 

For other services, including printing the annual 
report, traveling expenses, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding thirty-two hun- 
dred dollars 3,200 00 

Total $9,500 00 

Service of the Executive Department. 

For the salary of the governor, the sum of ten thou- 
sand dollars $10,000 00 

For the salary of the lieutenant governor, the sum 

of four thousand dollars 4,000 00 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 



Ill 



Item 

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

eight thousand dollars $8,000 00 

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

partment, a sum not exceeding twenty-three 

thousand seven hundred and thirty-two dollars . 23,732 00 

95 For travel and expenses of the lieutenant governor 

and coimcil from and to their homes, a sum not 

exceeding one thousand dollars . . . 1,000 00 

96 For postage, printing, office and other contingent 

expenses, including travel of the governor, a sum 

not exceeding eight thousand dollars . . . 8,000 00 

97 For postage, printing, stationery, traveling and con- 

tingent expenses of the governor and council, a 

sum not exceeding three thousand dollars . . 3,000 00 

98 For expenses incurred in the arrest of fugitives from 

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

99 For payment of extraordinary expenses and for 

transfers made to cover deficiencies, with the 
approval of the governor and council, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred thousand doDars . . 100,000 00 
100 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 dollars 3,000 00 

Total $161,732 00 



Executive 
Department. 



Service of the Adjutant General. 

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

exceeding fort3^-one hundred dollars . 

102 For the personal services of office assistants, a sum 

not exceeding thirty-three thousand four hundred 
dollars ........ 

103 For services other than personal, printing the an- 

nual report, and for necessary office supplies and 
expenses, a sum not exceeding eight thousand 
dollars . . . . 

104 For expenses not otherwise provided for in connec- 

tion with military matters and accounts, a sum 
not exceeding fifty-five hundred dollars 

Total 



Adjutant 
1,100 00 General. 



33,400 00 



8,000 00 



5,500 00 
$51,000 00 



Service of the Militia. 

105 For allowances to companies and other administra- Militia. 

tive units, a sum not exceeding one hundred fifty- 
three thousand dollars . . . . . $153,000 00 

106 For certain allowances for national guard officers, 

as authorized by chapter three himdred and 
seventy-three of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-six, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
one thousand dollars ..... 21,000 00 

107 For pay and transportation of certain boards, a sum 

not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . . 2,500 00 

108 For pay and expenses of certain camps of instruc- 

tion, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars 6,000 00 

109 For pay and transportation in making inspections 

and surveys, and for escort duty, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars .... 5,000 00 

110 For transportation of officers and non-commissioned 

officers for attendance at militarj' meetings, a sum 

not exceeding six thousand dollars . . . 6,000 00 



112 Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 

Item 
Militia. Ill For transportation to and from regimental and 

battalion drills, a sum not exceeding three thou- 
sand dollars . . . . ... $3,000 00 

112 For transportation when appearing for examination, 

a sum not exceeding two hunched and fifty dol- 
lars 250 00 

113 For expenses of rifle practice, a sum not exceeding 

eighteen thousand dollars .... 18,000 00 

114 For compensation, transportation and expenses in 

the preparation for camp duty maneuvers, a sum 

not exceeding thirty thousand dollars . . 30,000 00 

115 For maintenance of horses, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-eight thousand seven hundred dollars . 28,700 00 

116 For incidental and maintenance expenses of division 

headquarters, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 

hundred dollars . . . . . 2,500 00 

117 For compensation for special and miscellaneous 

duty, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dol- 
lars . 12,000 00 

118 For compensation for accidents and injuries sus- 

tained in the performance of military duty, a 

sum not exceeding four thousand dollars . 4,000 00 

119 To cover certain small claims for damages to private 

property arising from military maneuvers, a sum 

not exceeding six hundred dollars . . . 600 00 

120 For expenses of organizing and maintaining an aero 

squadron, a sum not exceeding three thousand 

dollars 3,000 GO 

121 For premiums on bonds for officers, a sum not ex- 

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

121a For instruction in military authoritj', organization 
and administration, and in the elements of mili- 
tary art, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred 
dollars, the same to be based upon an annual ex- 
penditure of five thousand dollars . . . 2,500 00 

Total $299,250 00 

Service of Special Military Expenses. 

Special Mili- 122 For the expense of furnishing certificates of honor 
tary Expenses. f^j. service on the Mexican border, as authorized 

by law, a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for the purpose . . . $200 00 

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 
one thousand doUars ..... 1,000 GO 

124 (This item omitted.) 

125 (This item omitted.) 

126 For services for the publication of records of Massa- 

chusetts soldiers and sailors who served in the 
Civil War, a sum not exceeding forty-two hundred 
and sixty dollars 4,260 00 

127 For the expense of obtaining from the Department of 

the Navy at Washington, D. C, copies of certain 

records, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 1,000 00 

128 For the expense of obtaining from the War Depart- 

ment at Washington, D. C., certain films showing 
the service of the Twenty-sixth Division while in 
the World War, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars 500 GO 

Total $6,960 00 



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113 



Item 

129 



130 

131 

132 

133 

134 
135 

136 

137 

138 

139 

140 
141 



Service of the State Quartermaster. 

For personal services of the state quartermaster, 
superintendent of armories, superintendent of 
arsenal and other employees of the state quarter- 
master, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand one 
hundred and fifty dollars ..... 

For expert assistance, the employment of which may 
be exempt from civil service rules, in the disburse- 
ment of certain money to the officers and enlisted 
men of the militia for compensation and allow- 
ances, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars 

For the salaries of armorers and assistant armorers 
of first class armories, and acting superintendent 
of armories, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
twenty-seven thousand seven himdred dollars 

For clerical and other expenses for the office of the 
property and disbursing officer, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy-nine hundred and sixty dollars . 

For certain incidental military expenses of the quar- 
termaster's department, a sum not exceeding eight 
himdred and fifty dollars ..... 

For office and general supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding twelve thousand dollars 

For the care and maintenance of the camp ground 
and buildings at Framingham, a sum not exceed- 
ing one thousand dollars ..... 

For the maintenance of armories of the first class, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred and fifty-nine 
thousand dollars ...... 

For reimbursement for rent and maintenance of 
armories of the second and third class, a sum not 
exceeding seventy-five hundred dollars 

For allowances for a mechanic for each battery of 
field artillery, a sum not exceeding seventeen 
thousand six hundred dollars .... 

For the rental of stables, including water and certain 
other incidental services, for the housing of horses 
and mules, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 
one hundi-ed dollars ..... 

For expense of maintaining and operating certain 
trucks, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred 
dollars ........ 

For expense of maintaining and operating the Camp 
Curtis Guild rifle range, a sum not exceeding 
thirteen thousand four hundred and fifty dollars . 



State Quarter- 
master. 



Total 



Service of the State Surgeon. 



142 For personal services of the state surgeon and regu- 

lar assistants, a stun not exceeding sixty-five hun- 
dred and forty dollars ..... 

143 For services other than personal, and for necessary 

medical and office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-eight hundred dollars 

144 For the examination of recruits, a sum not exceeding 

nine thousand doUars ..... 

Total 

Service of the State Judge Advocate. 

145 For compensation of the state judge advocate, as 

provided by law, a sum not exceeding fifteen hun- 
dred dollars ....... 



$20,150 00 

1,200 00 

127,700 00 

7,960 00 

850 00 
12,000 00 

1,000 00 

159,000 00 

7,500 00 

17,600 00 

13,100 00 

2,500 00 

13,450 00 
$384,010 00 

$6,540 00 

2,800 00 

9,000 00 

$18,340 00 



State Surgeon. 



State Judge 
Advocate. 



$1,500 00 



114 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 



Commission 
on Adminisbra- 
tion and 
Finance. 



Purchase of 
paper. 



Item 

146 
147 
148 
148^ 



149 



Service of the Commission on Administration and Finance. 

For personal services of the commissioners, a sum 
not exceeding tvvent^^-six thousand five hundred 
dollars . . $26,500 00 

For personal services of assistants and emploj-ees, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred fifty-four thou- 
sand dollars 154,000 00 

For other expenses incidental to the duties of the 
commission, a sum not exceeding eighteen thou- 
sand five hundred dollars .... 18,500 00 

For expenses of studies required in connection with 
expenditures for building construction, a sum not 
exceeding five thousand dollars . . . 5,000 00 

Total S204,000 00 

Purchase of paper: 
For the purchase of paper used in the execution of 
the contracts for state printing, other than legis- 
lative, with the approval of the commission on 
administration and finance, a sum not exceeding 
fifty thousand dollars $50,000 00 



Armory Com- 
missioners. 



Service of the Armory Commissioners. 

150 For compensation of members, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-three hundred dollars .... $2,300 00 

151 For office and traveling exT^enses, a sum not exceed- 

ing two himdred and fifty dollars . . . 250 00 

152 For the purchase of lockers and certain furniture, a 

sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . . 1,000 00 

Total $3,550 00 



Commissioner 
of State Aid 
and Pensions. 



Service of the Commissioner of State Aid and Pensions. 

153 For personal services of the commissioner and 

deputy, a sum not exceeding seventy-seven hun- 
dred dollars $7,700 00 

154 For personal services of agents, clerks, stenographers 

and other assistants, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
four thousand eight hundred and forty dollars . 24,840 00 

155 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-six hundi-ed dollars .... 3,600 00 

Total $36,140 00 



Expenses on 
Account of 
Wars. 



For Expenses on Account of Wars. 

156 For reimbursing cities and towns for money paid on 

account of state and military aid to Massachu- 
setts soldiers and their families, the sum of two 
hundred fiftj^-one thousand dollars, the same to 
be paid on or before the fifteenth day of Novem- 
ber in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
seven, in accordance with the provisions of exist- 
ing laws relative to state and military aid . 

157 For the maintenance of the Soldiers' Home in 

Massachusetts, with the approval of the trustees 
thereof, a sum not exceeding one himdred ninety 
thousand dollars ...... 



$251,000 00 



190,000 00 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 



115 



Item 
158 



For the expense of completing certain arrangements 
made for fire protection at the Soldiers' Home in 
Massachusetts, a sum not exceeding five thou- 
sand dollars, the same to be in addition to the 
amount appropriated in item one hundred and 
fifty-tliree of chapter two hundred and eleven of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five . 

Total 



Soldiers' Home 
in Massachu- 
setts. 



$5,000 00 
$446,000 00 



Service of the Art CommiF.sion. 

159 For expenses of the commission, a sum not exceed- 
ing one hundred and seventy-five dollars . 



Art Commia- 

$175 00 «'°»- 



Service of the Commissioners on Uniform Stale Lmvs. 

160 For expenses of the commissioners, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seven hundred and fifty dollars 



Commissioners 
$750 00 - Uf -- 



161 



Service of the Board of Appeal from Decisions of the 
CoinmisHioner of Corporations and Taxation. 

For expenses of the board, a sum not exceeding 
two hundred dollars ..... 



Board of 
$200 00 Appeal, etc. 



Service of the State Library. 

162 For personal services of the librarian, a sum not 

exceeding five thousand dollars 

163 For personal services of the regular library assist- 

ants, temporary clerical assistance and for services 
for cataloguing, a sum not exceeding thirty-three 
thousand two hundred and thirty dollars . 

164 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, office supplies and equipment, 
and incidental traveling expenses, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-seven hundred and fifty dollars . 

165 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 

166 For additional equipment for certain storage spaces 

used for the state library, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-five hundred dollars .... 

Total 



Service of the Superintendent of Buildings. 

167 For personal services of the superintendent and 

office assistants, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand and twenty dollars ..... 

168 For personal services of engineers, assistant engi- 

neers, firemen and helpers in the engineer's de- 
partment, a sum not exceeding fifty-six thousand 
seven hundred and sixty dollars 

169 For personal services of watchmen and assistant 

watchmen, a sum not exceeding forty-one thou- 
sand three hundred and fifty dollars . 

170 For personal services of porters, a sum not exceed- 

ing twenty-three thousand nine hundred dollars 



$5,000 00 



State Library. 



33,230 00 




2,750 00 




14,500 00 




7,500 00 




$62,980 00 




$10,020 00 


Super- 
intendent of 
Buildings. 



56,760 00 

41,350 00 
23,900 00 



116 



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Super- 
intendent of 
Buildings. 



Other Annual 
Expenses. 



Item 

171 



172 



173 



174 



175 



For other personal services incidental to the care and 
maintenance of the state house, a sum not ex- 
ceeding sixty-two thousand five hundred dollars . $62,500 00 

Total $194,530 00 

Other Annual Expenses: 

For contingent, office and other expenses of the 
superintendent, a sum not exceeding three hun- 
dred dollars . . . . . . . $300 00 

For telephone service in the building and expenses 
in connection therewith, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-seven thousand dollars .... 37,000 00 

For services, supplies and equipment necessary to 
furnish heat, light and power, a sum not exceed- 
ing forty-eight thousand two hundred dollars . 48,200 00 

For other services, supplies and equipment neces- 
sary for the maintenance and care of the state 
house and grounds, including repairs of furniture 
and equipment, a sum not exceeding thirty-seven 
thousand dollars 37,000 00 



Total 



. $122,500 00 



Old State 
House main- 
tenance. 



For the Maintenance of Old State House. 

176 For the contribution of the commonwealth toward 
the maintenance of the old provincial state house, 
the sum of fifteen hundred dollars 



$1,500 00 



Commission 
on Necessaries 
of Life. 



Secretary of 
the Common- 
wealth. 



Service of the Commission on Necessaries of Life. 

177 For expenses of the commission on necessaries of 

life, a sum not exceeding ninety-five hundred 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any appro- 
priation heretofore made for the purpose . . $9,500 00 

Service of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

178 For the salary of the secretary, the sum of six thou- 

sand dollars $6,000 00 

179 For the salaries of officers and employees holding 

positions estabUshed by law, and other personal 
services, a sum not exceeding ninety-seven thou- 
sand two hundred dollars .... 

180 For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 

office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing eighteen thousand dollars .... 

181 For postage and expressage on public documents, 

and for mailing copies of bills and resolves to cer- 
tain state, city and town officials, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-five hvmdred dollars 

182 For the arrangement and preservation of state 

records and papers, a sum not exceeding five hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

183 For printing registration books and blanks and 

indexing retin-ns, a sum not exceeding three 
thousand dollars ...... 

184 For the purchase of copies of certain town records 

prior to eighteen hundred and fifty, a sum not 
exceeding nine thousand dollars 

185 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 two thousand dollars . . . 2,000 00 



97,200 00 


18,000 


00 


3,500 00 


500 


00 


3,000 


00 


9,000 


00 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 



117 



Item 
186 



For the purchase and distribution of copies of cer- 
tain journals of the house of representatives of 
Massachusetts Bay from seventeen hundred and 
fifteen to seventeen hundred and eighty, as au- 
thorized by chapter four hundred and thirteen of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty, a sum 
not exceeding seven hundred and fifty dollars 

Total 



Secretary of 
the Common- 
wealth. 



$750 00 



$139,950 00 



For indexing vital statistics: 
187 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 . 



Indexing vital 
statistics. 



$10,000 00 



For printing laws, etc. : 

188 For printing the pamplJet edition of the acts and 

resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
forty-two hundred dollars .... 

189 For the printing of a cumulative index to the acts 

and resolves, a sum not exceeding eight himdred 
dollars ........ 

190 For printing and binding the blue book edition of 

the acts and resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding six thousand doUars .... 

191 For the printing of reports of decisions of the su- 

preme judicial court, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
three thousand five himdred dollars . 

192 For printing and binding public documents, a sum 

not exceeding four thousand dollars . 

Total 

For matters relating to elections: 

193 For personal and other services necessary for pre- 

paring and printing ballots for the primary elec- 
tions, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . 

194 For the printing and distribution of ballots, a sum 

not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars 

195 For the printing of blanks for town oflicers, election 

laws and blanks and instructions on all matters 
relating to elections, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand dollars ...... 

196 For furnishing cities and towns with ballot boxes, 

and for repairs to the same, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand dollars ..... 

197 For expenses of publication of lists of candidates 

and forms of questions before state elections, a 
sum not exceeding fifty dollars .... 
197a For administering the law to permit absent voters 
to vote at state elections, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred dollars ...... 

Total 





Printing laws, 
etc. 


$4,200 00 




800 00 




6,000 00 




33,500 00 




4,000 00 




$48,500 00 






Election 
matters. 


$1,000 00 




1,500 00 




1,000 00 




1,000 00 




50 00 




500 00 





$5,050 00 



Supervisor of Public Records: 

198 For personal services of the supervisor, a sum not 

exceeding three thousand dollars 

199 For the purchase of ink for public records of the 

commonwealth, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars ........ 



Supervisor of 
$3,000 00 P"''"*' Records. 



1,000 00 



118 



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Item 
Supervisor of 200 
Public Records. 



Decennial 
Census. 



201 



202 



For traveling expenses of the supervisor of public 
records, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 

Total . . . . . 

Decennial Census: 

For personal services of the census division of the 
department of the secretary of the common- 
wealth, a sum not exceeding forty-eight hundred 
dollars ........ 

For expenses of the census division of the depart- 
ment of the secretary of the commonwealth, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred dollars 

Total 



$1,000 00 
$5,000 00 

$4,800 00 

200 00 
$5,000 00 



Medical Ex- 203 

aminers' Fees. 



Medical Examiners' Fees: 
For medical examiners' fees, as provided by law, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 



$1,000 00 



Treasurer and 
Receiver-Gen- 
eral. 



Service of the Treasurer and Receiver-General. 

204 For the salary of the treasurer and receiver-general, 

the sum of six thousand dollars .... $6,000 00 

205 For salaries of officers and employees holding posi- 

tions estabhshed by law and additional clerical 
and other assistance, a sum not exceeding forty- 
six thousand three hundred and fifty dollars . 46,350 00 

206 For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 

office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing eighty-five hundred and forty-five dollars . 8,545 00 

Total $60,895 00 



Commissioners 207 
on Firemen's 
Relief. 



20S 



Commissioners on Firemen's Relief: 
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 .... $17,500 00 
For expenses of administration by the commissioners 
on firemen's relief, a sum not exceeding five hun- 
dred dollars 500 00 

Total $18,000 00 



Payments to 
Soldiers. 



Payments to Soldiers: 

209 For expenses of administering certain laws relating 

to payments in recognition of mihtary service in 
the world war, a sum not exceeding thirty-two 
hundred dollars, to be paid from the receipts from 
taxes levied under authority of chapters two hun- 
dred and eighty-three and three hundred and 
forty-two of the General Acts of nineteen hundred 
and nineteen ....... 

210 For making payments to soldiers in recognition of 

service during the world war, as provided by law, 
a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars, to 
be paid from receipts from taxes levied as specified 
in item two hundred and nine .... 



$3,200 00 



15,000 00 



Total . 



$18,200 00 



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119 



Item 



211 



212 



213 



State Board of Retirement: 

For personal services in the administrative office of 
the state board of retirement, a sum not exceeding 
ninety-four hundred dollars .... 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, and for office supplies and equipment, a 
sum not exceeding forty-eiglit hundred dollars 

For requirements of annuity funds and pensions for 
employees retired from the state service under 
authority of law, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred thirty-eight thousand dollars 

Total 



State Board of 
Retirement. 



),400 00 



4,800 00 



138,000 00 
$152,200 00 



Requirements for Extinguishing the State Debt. 

214 For sinking fund requirements and for certain serial 
bpnds maturing during the present year, the sum 
of one million three hundred thirty-four thousand 
four hundred thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents, 
payable from the following accounts and funds 
in the following amounts: — from receipts from 
loans for the abolition of grade crossings the sum 
of thirty-four thousand dollars ; from the Highway 
Fund, the sum of five hundred forty-three thou- 
sand four hundred thirty-seven dollars and fifty 
cents; from the balance of the receipts of the 
sale of the Boston dry dock, two hundred twenty- 
six thousand dollars; and the remainder from the 
general fund $1,334,437 50 



Requirements 
for Extinguish- 
ing State Debt. 



Interest on the Public Debt. 

215 For the paj'ment of interest on the direct debt and 
temporary loans of the commonwealth, a sum not 
exceeding one million two hundred seventy thou- 
sand dollars, of v/hich sum five hundred twelve 
thousand seven hundred one dollars and twentv- 
five cents shall be paid from the Highway Fund '. $1,270,000 00 



Interest on 
Public Debt. 



Service of the Auditor of the Commonwealth. 

216 For the salary of the auditor, the sum of six thou- 

sand dollars ....... 

217 For personal services of deputies and other assist- 

ants, a sum not exceeding thirty-eight thousand 
two hundred dollars ..... 

218 For services other than personal, traveling e.xpenses, 

office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing fifty-six hundred dollars .... 

Total 



Auditor of "the 

'.000 00 c-j™- 



38,200 00 



5,600 00 
$49,800 00 



Service of the Attorney General's Department. 

219 For the salary of the attorney general, the sum of 

eight thousand dollars ..... 

220 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 ........ 

221 For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 

office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing twelve thousand dollars .... 



Attorney 
$8,000 00 gfZen?.°^ 



80,000 00 



12,000 00 



120 



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Attorney 
General's De- 
partment. 



Item 

222 



For the settlement of certain claims, as authorized 
by section three A of chapter twelve of the General 
Laws, inserted by chapter three hundred and 
ninety-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars ........ 

Total 



$5,000 00 
$105,000 00 



Department 
of Agrioulture. 



Division of 
Dairying and 
Animal Hus- 
bandry. 



Division of 
Plant Pest 
Control. 



Division of Or- 
nithology. 



Division of 
Markets. 



Division of 
Reclamation, 
Soil Survey 
and Fairs. 



Service of the Department of Agriculture. 

223 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding six thousand dollars .... $6,000 00 

224 For personal services of clerks and stenographers, a 

sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars . 20,000 00 

225 For traveling expenses of the commissioner, a sum 

not exceeding one thousand dollars . . . 1,000 00 

226 For services other than personal, printing the annual 

report, office supplies and equipment, and printing 
and furnishing trespass posters, a sum not ex- 
ceeding nine thousand dollars .... 9,000 00 

227 P'or compensation and ex-penses of members of the 

advisory board, a sum not exceeding two thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

22S For services and expenses of apiary inspection, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . 

Division of Dairying and Animal Husbandry: 

229 For pei'sonal services, a sum not exceeding ninety- 

two hundred dollars ..... 

230 For other expenses, including the enforcement of the 

dairy laws of the commonwealth, a sum not ex- 
ceeding forty-eight hundred dollars . 

Division of Plant Pest Control: 

231 For personal services, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 

sand seven hundred dollars .... 

232 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding sixty-three 

hundred dollars ...... 

Division of Ornithology: 

233 For personal services, a sum not exceeding sixty-two 

hundred dollars ...... 

234 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding five hundred 

dollars ........ 

Division of Markets: 

235 For personal services, a sum not exceeding nineteen 

thousand six hundred and fifty dollars 

236 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding fifty-one 

hundred dollars ...... 

Division of Reclamation, Soil Survey and Fairs: 

237 For personal services, a sum not exceeding twelve 

thousand three himdred and twenty dollars 

238 For travel and other expenses, a sum not exceeding 

seventy-six hundred dollars .... 

239 For state prizes and agricultural exhibits, a sum not 

exceeding thirty thousand dollars, 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 . . . 30,000 00 



2,000 00 


2,500 00 


9,200 00 


4,800 00 


10,700 00 


6,300 00 


6,200 00 


500 00 


19,650 00 


5,100 00 


12,320 00 


7,600 00 



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121 



Item 



240 



241 



Specials: 

For work in protecting the pine trees of the common- 
wealth from white pine blister rust, and for pay- 
ments of claims on account of currant and goose- 
berry bushes destroyed in the work of suppressing 
white pine blister rust, a sum not exceeding 
eighteen thousand dollars ..... 

For quarantine and other expenses in connection 
with the work of suppression of the European 
corn-borer, so-called, a sum not exceeding six 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose ........ 

Total 



Specials. 



$18,000 00 



6,000 00 
$176,870 00 



Service of Slate Reclamation Board. 

242 For expenses of the board, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars .... 



State Recla- 



2,500 00 nation 
' Board. 



Service of the Department of Conservation. 

Administration : 

243 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding six thousand dollars .... 

244 For traveling expenses of the commissioner, a sum 

not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars 

Total 



Department of 
5,000 00 Conservation. 

2.50 00 



$6,250 00 



Division of Forestry: 

245 For personal services of office assistants, a sura not 

exceeding eleven thousand six hundred dollars 

246 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, and for traveling expenses, 
necessary office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding four thousand dollars . 

247 For the salaries and expenses of foresters and for 

necessary labor, supplies and equipment in main- 
taining forest tree nurseries, a sum not exceeding 
twelve thousand dollars ..... 

248 For the purchase of land and reforesting the same, 

as authorized by section ten of chapter one him- 
dred and thirty-two of the General Laws, as 
amended, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 
dollars ........ 

249 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 exceeding two thousand dollars . 

250 For the personal services of the state fire warden and 

his assistants, and for other services, including 
traveling expenses of the state fire warden and 
hLs assistants, necessary supplies and equipment 
and materials used in new construction in the 
forest fire prevention service, a sum not exceeding 
fifty-nine thousand nine hundred and fifty-five 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any funds 
allotted to Massachusetts by the federal author- 
ities ........ 



Division of 
t,600 00 Forestry. 



4,000 00 



12,000 00 



7,000 00 



2,000 00 



59,955 00 



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Item 

Division of 251 For the suppression of the gypsy and brown tail 
Forestry. moths, and for expenses incidental thereto, a 

sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amoimt heretofore 
appropriated for this purpose, and any unex- 
pended balance remaining at the end of the cur- 
rent fiscal year may be used in the succeeding 
year ........ 

252 For the planting and maintenance of state forests, 

a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dol- 
lars ........ 

253 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 thirtj'-six of chapter one 
liundred and thirtj'-two of the Greneral Laws, a 
sum not exceeding ninety thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for this purpose, and any imex- 
pended balance remaining at the end of the ciu:- 
rent fiscal year may be used m the succeeding 
year 

254 For the maintenance of the Standish monument 

reservation, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars ........ 

255 For the maintenance of Mount Grace state forest, 

a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars . 
255a For expenses of the contmuation of the experiment 
relative to the prevention of forest fires in certain 
towTis in Barnstable comity, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen hundred dollars ..... 

256 For reimbursement to certain towns, as authorized 

by section twentj'-four of chapter forty-eight of 
the General Laws, a sum not exceeding five him- 
dred dollars ....... 

Total 



$50,000 00 
25,000 00 



90,000 00 

2,000 00 
500 00 

1,500 00 

500 00 
$266,055 00 



Department of 

Conservation. 

Specials. 



Division of 
Fislieries and 
Game. 



Specials: 

257 For* certain repairs to the Standish monument, the 

miexTJended balance as of December first, nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-six, amounting to 
thirty-eight hundred eleven dollars and nine 
cents, of the sum appropriated by item two him- 
dred and seventy-four a of chapter two him- 
dred and eleven of the acts of nineteen himdred 
and twenty-five is hereby reappropriated. 

258 For Uie construction of a roadway to the Standish 

monument, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred 

dollars $1,200 00 

Division of Fisheries and Game: 

259 For the salary of the director, a sum not exceeding 

four thousand dollars $4,000 00 

260 For personal services of office assistants, a sum not 

exceeding ten thousand six hundred and twenty 

dollars •.-..• 10.620 00 

201 For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling expenses and neces- 
sary office supplies and equipment, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy-five hundred dollars . . . 7,500 00 

262 For expenses of exhibitions and other measures to 
increase the interest of the public in the protec- 
tion and propagation of fish and game, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars .... 1,000 00 



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123 



Item 



263 



264 



Enforcement of laws: 

For personal services of fish and game wardens, a 
sum not exceeding sixty-two thousand eight hun- 
dred dollars $62,800 00 

For traveling expenses of fish and game wardens, and 
for other expenses necessary for the enforcement 
of the laws, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand 
dollars 30,000 00 



Enforcement 
of laws. 



Biological work : 

265 For personal services to carry on biological work, a 

sum not exceeding forty-seven hundred and ten 

dollars 4,710 00 

266 For traveling and other expenses of the biologist and 

his assistants, a sum not exceeding twenty-four 

hundred dollars 2,400 00 



Biological 
work. 



Propagation of game birds, etc.: 
267 P^or 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- 
nine thousand dollars ..... 



Propagation 
of game birds, 
etc. 



89,000 00 



Damages by wild deer and wild moose : 
268 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 
nine thousand dollars ..... 



Damages by 
wild deer and 
wild moose. 



9,000 00 



Protection of wild life: 
269 For expenses incurred in the protection of certain 
wild life, a sum not exceeding thirty-four hundred 
dollars, of which four hundred dollars shall be de- 
voted to removing certain structures from the 
Henry Cabot Lodge bird sanctuary . 



Protection of 
wild life. 



3,400 00 



Marine fisheries: 

270 For personal services for regulating the sale and 

cold storage of fresh food fish, a sum not exceeding 
ninety-three hvmdrcd and seventy-five dollars . 9,375 00 

271 For other expenses for regulating the sale and cold 

storage of fresh food fish, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-six hundred dollars .... 2,600 00 



Marine 
fisheries. 



Enforcement of shellfish laws: 

272 For personal services for the enforcement of laws 

relative to shellfish, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
seven himdred and fifty dollars . . . 6,750 00 

273 For other expenses for the enforcement of laws rela- 

tive to shellfish, a sum not exceeding tliirty-six 

hundred dollars 3,600 00 

Total $246,755 00 



Enforcement 
of shellfish 
laws. 



Specials: 
274 For improvements and additions at fish hatcheries 
and game farms, a sum not exceeding eight thou- 
sand dollars ....... 



Speciab. 



$8,000 00 



Bounty on seals: 
275 For bounties on seals, a sum not exceeding two hun- 
dred and fifty dollars ..... 



Bounty on 
$250 00 seals- 



124 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 



Division of 
Animal In- 
dustry. 



Item 

Division of Animal Industry: 

276 For the salary of the director, a sum not exceeding 

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

277 For personal services of clerks and stenographers, a 

Slim not exceeding ten thousand six hundred and 

ninety dollars 10,690 00 

278 For services other than personal, including print- 

ing the annual report, traveling expenses of 
the director, and office supplies and equipment, 
a sum not exceeding forty-three hundred dol- 
lars . . . ... . . 4,300 00 

279 For personal services of veterinarians and agents 

engaged in the work of extermination of conta- 
gious diseases among domestic animals, a sum not 
exceeding forty-eight thousand five hundred 
dollars 48.500 00 

280 For the travehng expenses of veterinarians and 

agents, including the cost of any motor vehicles 
purchased for their use, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand dollars .... 25,000 00 

281 For reimbursement of owners of horses killed during 

the present and previous years, travel, when al- 
lowed, of inspectors of animals, incidental expenses 
of killing and burial, quarantine and emergency 
services, and for laboratory and veterinary sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding six 
thousand dollars 6,000 00 

282 For reimbursement of owners of cattle killed, as 

authorized by section twelve A of chapter one 
hundred and twenty-nine of the General Laws, 
inserted by section one of chapter three hundred 
and four of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, and in accordance with certain pro- 
visions of law and agreements made under au- 
thority of section thirty-three of chapter one 
hundred and twenty-nine of the Greneral Laws, as 
amended by section three of chapter three hun- 
dred and fifty-three of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-two, during the present and 
previous years, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
sixty-five thousand dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amoimt heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose, and any unexpended balance 
remaining at the end of the current fiscal year may 
be used in the succeeding year .... 165,000 00 



Total . 



$262,990 00 



Reimburse- 
ment of towns 
for Inspectors 
of Animals. 



Reimbursement of towTis for inspectors of animals: 
283 For the reimbursement of certain towns for com- 
pensation paid to inspectors of animals, a sum 
not exceeding six thousand dollars . 



$6,000 00 



Department of 
Banking and 
Insurance. 
Division of 
Banks. 



Service of the Department of Banking and Insurance. 

Division of Banks: 

284 For salary of the commissioner, the sum of six thou- 

sand dollars $6,000 00 

285 For services of deputy, directors, examiners and 

assistants, clerks, stenographers and experts, a 
sum not exceeding two hundred forty thousand 
five hundred doUars 240,500 00 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 



125 



Item 

286 For services other than personal, printing the annual 

report, traveling expenses, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceediag sixty-one thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

Total 

Supervisor of Loan Agencies: 

287 For personal services of supervisor and assistants, 

a sum not exceeding seventy-six himdred dollars 

288 For services other than personal, printing the annual 

report, office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars 

Total 

Division of Insiu-ance: 

289 For salary of the commissioner, a sum not exceeding 

six thousand dollars ..... 

290 For other personal services of the division, a sum 

not exceeding one himdred eleven thousand six 
himdred and fifteen dollars .... 

291 For other services, including printing the annual 

report, traveling expenses and necessary office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand dollars .... 

292 For expenses of administering the law relative to 

motor vehicle liabilitj^ insurance, including ex- 
penses of the board of appeal, a sum not exceeding 
eleven thousand six hundred dollars, the same to 
be paid from the Highway Fund 

Total 

Board of Appeal on Fire Insurance Rates: 

293 For expenses of the board, a sum not exceeding two 

hundred dollars ...... 

Division of Savings Bank Life Insurance: 

294 For personal services of ofiicers and employees, a 

sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand three 
hundred and thirty dollars .... 

295 For publicity, including traveling expenses of one 

person, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars 

296 For services other than personal, printing the annual 

report and traveling expenses, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding fifty-five hun- 
dred doUars ....... 

297 For encouraging and promoting old age annuities 

and the organization of mutual benefit associations 
among the emploj^ees of industrial plants in the 
commonwealth, a sum not exceeding thirty-two 
hundred dollars ...... 

Total 



Department of 
Banking and 
Insurance. 

$61,000 00 S^°°^ 



$307,500 00 



Supervisor of 
r,600 00 Loan Agencies. 



1,000 00 



$8,600 00 



$6,000 00 



Division of 
Insurance. 



111,615 00 



25,000 00 



11,600 00 
$154,215 00 



Board of Ap- 
«onn no P^^ °^ ^^""6 
JiZUU UU Insurance 



Division of 

Savings 

$^.^,ooO 00 Insurance. 

2,000 00 



5,500 00 



3,200 00 
$33,030 00 



Service of the Department of Corporations and Taxation. 



Corporation and Tax Divisions: 

298 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding sixty-five hundred dollars 

299 For the salaries of certain positions filled bj'' the 

commissioner, with the approval of the governor 
and council, and for additional clerical and other 
assistance, a sum not exceeding one hundred sev- 
enty-five thousand dollars .... 



Department of 
$6,500 00 ^Zr^^^Z. 



Corporation 
and Tax 
Divisions. 



175,000 GO 



126 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 



Department of 
Corporations 
and Taxation. 
Corporation 
and Tax 
Divisions. 



Item 

300 
301 



For traveline; expenses, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
five hundred dollars . . . . \ $6,500 00 

For other services and for necessary office supplies 
and equipment, and for printing the annual re- 
port, other publications and valuation books, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-nine thousand dollars . 29,000 00 

Total S217,000 00 



Income Tax 
Division. 



Income Tax Division (the three following appro- 
priations are to be made from the receipts from 
the income tax) : 
30!^ For personal services of the deputy, assistants, 
assessors, assistant assessors, clerks, stenographers 
and other necessary assistants, a sum not exceed- 
ing three hundred sixty-one thousand dollars . $361,000 00 

303 For traveling expenses of members of the division, 

a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars . . 10,000 00 

304 For services other than personal, and for office sup- 

plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred fifteen thousand dollars . . . 115,000 00 

Total $486,000 00 



Division of 
Accounts. 



Division of Accounts: 

305 For personal services, a sum not exceeding fifty-nine 

thousand five hundred dollars .... $59,500 00 

306 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding fourteen 

thousand dollars . . . ... 14,000 00 

307 For services and expenses of auditing and installing 

systems of municipal accounts, the cost of wliich 
is to be assessed upon the municipalities for which 
the work is done, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred forty-three thousand dollars . . 143,000 00 

308 For the expenses of certain books, forms and other 

material, which maj^ be sold to cities and towns 
requiring the same for maintaining their system 
of accounts, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars ........ 



Total 



10,000 00 
. $226,500 00 



Reimburse- 
ment of cities 
and towns for 
loss of certain 
taxes. 



Reimbursement for loss of taxes : 
309 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-seven, a sum not exceeding ninetj'- 
nine thousand dollars ..... 



$99,000 00 



Department of 
Education. 



Service of the Department of Education. 

310 For the salarj' of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding nine thousand dollars .... $9,000 00 

311 For personal services of officers, agents, clerks, 

stenographers and other assistants, but not in- 
cluding those emploj-ed in university extension 
work, a sum not exceeding eighty-six thousand 
nine hundred dollars . . . . . 86,900 00 

312 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 nine thousand dollars . . . 9,000 00 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 13$. 127 

Item 

313 For services other than personal, necessarj^ office Department of 

supphes, and for printing the annual report and i^ducation. 

l)ulletins as provided by law, a sum not exceeding 

thirteen thousand five hundred dollars . . $13,500 00 

314 For expenses incidental to furnishing school com- 

mittees with rules for testing the sight and hearing 

of pupils, a sum not exceeding four hundred dollars 400 00 

315 For printing school registers and other school blanks 

for cities and towns, a sum not exceeding three 

thousand dollars . . . . . . 3,000 00 

316 For assisting small towns in providing themselves 

with school superintendents, as provided by law, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred four thousand 
dollars . . . . . 104,000 00 

317 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 
eighty thousand dollars ..... 180,000 00 

318 For the reimbursement of certain towns for the 

transportation of pupils attending high schools 
outside the towns in which they reside, as provided 
bj^ law, a sum not exceeding one hundred sixty 
thousand dollars 160,000 00 

319 For the reimbursement of certain cities and towns 

for a part of the expense of maintaining agricul- 
tural and industrial vocational schools, as pro- 
vided by law, a sum not exceeding one million 
two hundred eighty-seven thousand seven hun- 
dred thirty-four dollars and twenty-four cents 1,287,734 24 

320 For the promotion of vocational rehabilitation in 

co-operation with the federal government, with 
the approval of the department of education, a 
sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars . 15,000 00 

321 For aid to certain persons receiving instruction in 

the courses for vocational rehabilitation, as au- 
thorized by section twenty-two B of chapter 
seventy-four of the General Laws, inserted by 
chapter four hundred and thirty-four of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, a sum 
not exceeding two thousand dollars . . . 2,000 00 

322 For the education of deaf and blind pupils of the 

commonwealth, as provided by section twenty- 
six of chapter sixty-nine of tlie General Laws, a 
sum not exceeding three hundred eighty thousand 
dollars 380,000 00 

323 For e.xpenses of holding teachers' institutes, a sum 

not exceeding three thousand dollars . . 3,000 00 

324 For aid to certain pupils in normal schools, under 

the dh-ection of the department of education, a 

sum not exceeding four thousand dollars . . 4,000 00 

325 For the training of teachers for vocational schools 

to comply with the reciuirements of federal au- 
thorities under the provisions of the Smith- 
Hughes act, so-called, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-nine thousand five hundred dollars . . 29,500 00 



Total $2,287,034 24 

English-Speaking Classes for Adults: 

326 For personal services of administration, a sum not English- 

exceeding twelve thousand five hundred dollars . $12,500 00 c?Mses^f^r 

327 For other expenses of administration, a sum not Adults. 

exceeding four thousand dollars . . . 4,000 00 



128 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 



English- 
Speaking 
Classes for 
Adults. 



Item 



328 For reimbursement of certain cities and towns, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred sixty-five thousand 
dollars ........ 

Total 



$165,000 00 
$181,500 00 



University 
Extension 
Courses. 



University Extension Courses: 

329 For personal services, a sum not exceeding one hun- 

dred thirty thousand doUars .... $130,000 00 

330 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding thirty-nine 

thousand six hundred dollars .... 39,600 00 

Total $169,600 00 



Division of 
Immigration 
and Ameri- 
canization. 



Division of Immigration and Americanization : 

331 For -personal services, a sum not exceeding thirty- 

nine thousand dollars ..... $39,000 00 

332 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding seven 

thousand dollars 7,000 00 

Total $46,000 00 



Division of 

Public 

Libraries. 



Division of Public Libraries: 

333 For personal services of regular agents and ofiice 

assistants, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand 

doUars $11,000 00 

334 For other services, including printing the annual 

report, traveling expenses, necessary office sup- 
plies and expenses incidental to the aiding of pub- 
lic libraries, a sum not exceeding thirteen thou- 
sand eight hundred dollars .... 13,800 00 

Total $24,800 00 



Division of 
the Blind. 



Division of the Blind: 

335 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 forty thousand 
two hundred dollars $40,200 00 

336 For the maintenance of local shops, a sum not ex- 

ceeding eighty thousand dollars . . . 80,000 00 

337 For maintenance of Woolson House industries, so- 

called, to be expended under the authority of 
said division, a sum not exceeding thirty-five 
thousand four hundred dollars .... 35,400 00 

338 For the maintenance of certain industries for men, 

to be expended under the authority of said di- 
vision, a sum not exceeding one hundred eighty- 
nine thousand dollars 189,000 00 

339 For instruction of the adult blind in their homes, a 

sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars . 15,000 00 

340 For expenses of providing sight-saving classes, with 

the approval of the division of the blind, a sum 
not exceeding fifteen thousand two hundred and 
fifty dollars 15,250 00 

341 For aiding the adult blind, subject to the conditions 

provided by law, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred thirty-three thousand five himdred dollars 133,500 00 

Total $508,350 00 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 



129 



Item 



342 
343 



344 



345 



Teachers' Retirement Board: 

For personal services of employees, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand dollars .... $10,000 00 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling expenses and office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding nine- 
teen hundred dollars ..... 1,900 00 

For payment of pensions to retired teachers, a sum 
not exceeding four hundred seventy thousand 
dollars . . . . . . . . 470,000 00 

For reimbursement of certain cities and towns for 
pensions to retired teachers, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred twenty-six thousand one hundred 
sixty-nine dollars and fifty-seven cents . . 126,169 57 

Total $608,069 57 



Teachers' 

Retirement 

Board. 



Massachusetts Nautical School : 

346 For personal services of the secretary and office 

assistants, a sum not exceeding forty-three hun- 
dred and fifty dollars $4,350 00 

347 For services other than regular clerical services, in- 

cluding printing the annual report, rent, office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-four hundred dollars .... 2,400 00 

348 For the maintenance of the school and ship, a sum 

not exceeding eighty-seven thousand eight hun- 
dred dollars 87,800 00 

Total $94,550 00 



Massachusetts 

Nautical 

School. 



Massachusetts Agricultural College: 

349 For maintenance and current expenses, a sum not 

exceeding nine hundred one thousand seven hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

350 For an emergency fund to meet the needs 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 ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars, provided, however, 
that this appropriation be available only after 
approval of particular projects covered by it has 
been obtained from the governor and council 

351 For the construction of a culvert over a certain 

brook, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars 

352 For the construction of a steam line from east experi- 

ment station to microbiology building, a sum not 
exceeding five thousand dollars .... 

353 For repairing and renovating certain parts of the 

drill shed or gymnasium, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars, provided, however, that 
said sum may be used in connection with any 
funds contributed by private parties for the im- 
provement of said building ... 

354 For the installation of steam heat at poultry plant 

a sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars 

355 For repairing Durfee Range glass-houses, a sum not 

exceeding seven thousand dollars 

356 For certain improvements at library building, a sum 

not exceeding one thousand dollars . 

357 For fire protection at or near the campus, a sum not 

exceeding two thousand dollars 



Massachusetts 
Agricultural 

$901,700 00 ^^''"^ee. 



5,000 00 
2,000 00 



5,000 00 



15,000 00 
1,200 00 
7,000 00 
1,000 00 
2,000 00 



130 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 



Massachusetts 

Agricultural 

College. 



Item 



357a For equipment to be used at the cranberry station, 

a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars . . $3,000 00 

Total $942,900 00 



Maintenance 
and improve- 
ment of state 
normal 
schools. 

Bridgewater 

normal 

school. 



Fitchburg 

normal 

school. 



Framingham 

normal 

school. 



Hyannis 

normal 

school. 



Lowell normal 
school. 

North Adams 

normal 

school. 



Salem normal 
Bchool. 



Westfield nor- 
mal school. 



Worcester nor- 
mal school. 



Massachusetts 
School of Art. 



For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the state normal schools, and the 
boarding halls attached thereto, with the ap- 
proval of the commissioner of education, as 
follows: 

358 Bridgewater normal school, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred forty-seven thousand and fifty-five 

dollars $147,055 00 

359 Bridgewater normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding eighty-four thousand dollars . . 84,000 00 

361 Fitchburg normal school, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred sixty-one thousand six hundred and nine- 
ty-five dollars 161,695 00 

362 Fitchburg normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding sixty-one thousand dollars . . 61,000 00 

363 Framingham normal school, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred sixty-four thousand and fifty dollars 164,050 00 

364 Framingham normal school boarding hall, a sum 

not exceeding one hundred thirteen thousand 

eight hundred and seventy-five dollars . . 113,875 00 

365 Hyannis normal school, a sum not exceeding fifty- 

six thousand five hundred and twenty dollars . 56,520 00 

366 Hj'annis normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding forty-seven thousand dollars . . 47,000 00 

367 Lowell normal school, a sum not exceeding seventy 

thousand five hundred and seventy-five dollars . 70,575 00 

368 North Adams normal school, a sum not exceeding 

eighty-three thousand three hundred and fifteen 

dollars 83,315 00 

369 North Adams normal school boarding hall, a sum 

not exceeding forty thousand dollars . . . 40,000 00 

370 Salem normal school, a sum not exceeding one him- 

dred five thousand one hundred and thirty-five 

doUars 105,135 00 

371 Westfield normal school, a sum not exceeding 

seventy-eight thousand four hundred and fifty- 
five dollars . . . . . . . 78,455 00 

372 Westfield normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding thirty thousand dollars . . . 30,000 00 

373 Worcester normal school, a sum not exceeding 

eighty-six thousand tliree hundred and fifty 

doUars . . . . . . . . 86,350 00 

374 Worcester normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding eighty-five hundred dollars . . 8,500 00 

375 Massachusetts School of Art, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred thousand six hundred and twenty 

doUars 100,620 00 

Total $1,438,145 00 



Bradford 
Durfee textile 
school of Fall 
River. 



Textile Schools: 
376 For the maintenance of the Bradford Durfee textile 
school of Fall River, a sum not exceeding sixtj- 
nine thousand four himdred and twentj'-five 
dollars, of which sum ten thousand dollars is to 
be contributed bj'^ the city of Fall River, and the 
city of Fall River is hereby authorized to raise by 
taxation the said sum of ten thousand dollars 



$69,425 00 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 



131 



Item 
377 



378 



For the maintenance of the Lowell textile school, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred sixty-one thou- 
sand five hxmdred dollars, of which sum ten thou- 
sand 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 thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

For the maintenance of the New Bedford textile 
school, a sum not exceeding seventy-two thousand 
five hundred and seventy-five 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 sum of ten thousand dollars . . . 

Total 



Lowell textile 
school. 



$161,500 00 



New Bedford 
textile school. 



72,575 00 
$303,500 00 



379 



380 



381 



382 



383 



384 
385 



386 



387 
388 



389 



Service of the Department of Civil Service and Registration 

For personal services of telephone operator for the 
department, a sum not exceeding ten hundred and 



Department of 
Civil Service 



fifty doUars ....... $1,050 00 tTol^^'''''" 



Division of Civil Service: 

For the salaries of the commissioner and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding nine thousand 
dollars ........ 

For other personal services of the division, a sum not 
exceeding eighty-two thousand seven hundred 
doUars ........ 

For other services and for printing the aimual report, 
and for office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-nine thousand dollars 

For services and traveling expenses in conducting 
investigations, as provided by sections thirty- 
three and thu'ty-four of chapter thirty-one of the 
General Laws, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars ........ 

Total 

Division of Registration: 

For the salary of the director, a sum not exceeding 
eighteen hundred dollars . . . 

For clerical and certain other personal services of the 
division, a sum not exceeding twenty-three thou- 
sand nine hundred and ninety dollars . 

For services of the division other than personal, 
printing the annual reports, office supplies and 
equipment, except as otherwise provided, a sum 
not exceeding thirteen thousand two hundred and 
thirty dollars ....... 

Total 

Board of Registration in Medicine: 
For services of the members of the board, a sum not 

exceeding forty-three 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 traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred dollars ...... 



Division of 
Civil Service. 



$9,000 00 



82,700 00 



29,000 00 



1,000 00 
$121,700 00 



Division of 
$1,800 00 Registration. 



23,990 00 



13,230 00 



$39,020 00 



Board of 
$4,300 00 Registration in 
Medicine. 



600 00 



500 00 



Total 



$5,400 00 



132 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 



Board of 

Dental 

Examiners. 



Item 



390 



391 



Board of 392 

Registration in 
Pharmacy. 

394 



Board of 
Registration of 
Nurses. 



Board of 
Registration in 
Embalming. 



Board of 
Registration in 
Optometry. 



395 
396 



397 
398 



399 
400 



Board of 401 
Registration in 

Veterinary .^„ 

Medicine. ^uz 



State Exam- 
iners of Elec- 
tricians. 



403 



404 



Board of 
Registration of 
Public Ac- 
countants. 405 



Board of Dental Examiners: 

For services of the members of the board and clerical 
assistance, a sum not exceeding thirty-eight hun- 
dred dollars ....... $3,800 00 

For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding fourteen 
hundred dollars 1,400 00 

Total $5,200 00 

Board of Registration in Pharmacy : 
For personal services of members of the board, a sum 

not exceeding thirty-eight hundred dollars . $3,800 00 

For personal services of agent, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-one hundred and sixty dollars . . 2,160 00 

For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding forty- 
five hundred dollars, the same to include the pur- 
chase of an automobile for the use of the agent . 4,500 00 

Total $10,460 00 

Board of Registration of Nurses: 

For services of members of the board, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-one hundred dollars . . . $2,100 00 

For traveUng expenses, a sum not exceeding two 
hundred and seventy-five dollars . . . 275 00 

Total $2,375 00 

Board of Registration in Embalming: 
For compensation of members of the board, a sum 

not exceeding three hundred dollars . . . $300 00 

For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred and seventy-five dollars . . . 175 00 

Total $475 00 

Board of Registration in Optometry: 
For personal services of members of the board, a sum 

not exceeding nineteen hundred dollars . . $1,900 00 

For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding two 

hundred and fifty dollars 250 00 

Total $2,150 00 

Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine: 
For services of the members of the board and secre- 
tary, a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars . $600 00 
For other services, printing the annual report, trav- 
eling expenses, office supphes and equipment, a 
sum not exceeding three hundred dollars . . 300 00 

Total $900 00 

State Examiners of Electricians : 
For traveUng expenses, a sum not exceeding thirteen 

hundred dollars $1,300 00 

Board of Registration of Public Accountants: 
For services of the members of the board, a sum not 

exceeding six hundred and seventy-five dollars . $675 00 

For expenses of examinations, including the prepara- 
tion and marking of papers, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-one hundred dollars .... 3,100 00 

Total $3,775 00 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 133 



Item 



State Examiners of Plumbers: 

406 For services of the members of the board, a sum not State Ex- 

exceeding eleven hundred dollars . . . $1,100 00 aminersof 

407 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding seven Plumbers. 

hundred and fifty dollars 750 00 



Total $1,850 00 



Service of the Department of Industrial Accidents. 

408 For personal services of members of the board, a sum Department of 

not exceeding thirty-nine thousand dollars . $39,000 00 industrial Ac- 



409 For personal services of secretaries, medical adviser, 

inspectors, clerks and office assistants, a sum not 

exceeding one hundred sixteen thousand dollars . 116,000 00 

410 For expenses of impartial examinations, a sum not 

exceeding nineteen thousand dollars . . . 19,000 00 

411 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding seventy- 

three hundred and fifty dollars .... 7,350 00 

412 For other services, printing the annual report, 

necessary office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding thirteen thousand two hundred dol- 
lars 13,200 00 



cidents. 



Total $194,550 00 



Service of the Department of Labor and Industries. 

413 For the salaries of the commissioner, assistant and Department of 

associate commissioners, a sum not exceeding d^'Ti ^^^ ^^' 

twenty thousand five hundred dollars . . $20,500 00 ^ ^^^' 

414 For clerical and other assistance to the commissioner, 

a sum not exceeding forty-two hundred dollars . 4,200 00 

415 For personal services for the inspectional service, 

a sum not exceeding one hundred ten thousand 

doUars 110,000 00 

416 For personal services for the statistical service, a 

sum not exceeding thirty-nine thousand eight 

hundred and eighty-five dollars . . . 39,885 00 

417 For clerical and other personal services for the 

operation of free employment offices, a sum not 
exceeding fifty thousand two hundred and fifty 
dollars . . 50,250 00 

418 For clerical and other assistance for the board of 

conciliation and arbitration, a sum not e.xceeding 

sixteen thousand dollars ..... 16,000 00 

419 For personal services of investigators, clerks and 

stenographers for the mmimum wage service, a 
sum not exceeding eleven thousand five hundred 
' and sixty dollars 11,560 00 

420 For compensation and expenses of wage boards, a 

sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . 2,500 00 

421 For personal services for the division of standards, 

a sum not exceeding twenty-seven thousand dol- 
lars 27,000 00 

422 For traveling expenses of the commissioner, assist- 

ant commissioner, associate commissioners and 
inspectors of labor, and for services other than 
personal, printing the aimual report, rent of dis- 
trict offices, and office supplies and equipment for 
the inspectional service, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-six thousand eight hundred dollars . 26,800 00 



134 



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Department of 
Labor and 
Industries. 



Item 

423 



424 



425 



426 



427 



For services other than personal, printing reports 
and publications, traveling expenses and oflSce 
supplies and equipment for the statistical service, 
a sum not exceeding eleven thousand five hun- 
dred dollars . . . . . . . $11,500 00 

For rent, necessary ojEce supplies and equipment 
for the free employment offices, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fourteen thousand five hundi-ed dollars 14,500 00 

For other services, printing, traveling ex-penses and 
office supplies and equipment for the board of 
conciliation and arbitration, a sum not exceed- 
ing fortj^-seven hundred dollars . . . 4,700 00 

For services other than personal, printing, traveling 
expenses and office supplies and equipment for 
minimum wage service, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-three hundred dollars . . . . 3,300 00 

For other services, printing, traveling expenses and 
office supplies and equipment for the division of 
standards, a sum not exceeding eighty-nine hun- 
dred dollars 8,900 00 

Total $351,595 00 



Department 
of Mental 
Diseases. 



Psychiatric 
e.\amination. 



Norfolk state 
hospital. 



Service of the Deparlmcni of Mental Diseases. 

428 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding nine thousand dollars .... $9,000 00 

429 For personal services of officers and employees, a 

sum not exceeding ninety-five thousand six hun- 
dred and ten dollars . . . . . 95,610 00 

430 For transportation and medical examination of 

state charges under its charge for the present 
year and previous years, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars 10,000 00 

431 For the supjwrt of state charges boarded in families 

under its charge, or temporarily absent under its 
authority, for the present year and previous 
years, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars 6,000 00 

432 For the support of state charges in the Hospital 

Cottages for Children, a sum not exceeding 

fourteen thousand dollars . . . . 14,000 00 

433 For the exjienses 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 twenty-one 
thousand five hundred dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose . . . . . . 21,500 00 

434 For other services, including printing the annual 

report, traveling expenses and office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding seventeen thou- 
sand five hundred dollars .... 17,500 00 

Total $173,610 00 

Psychiatric examination: 

435 For services and expenses of psychiatric examina- 

tions of prisoners, a sum not exceeding sixty-five 

thousand dollars $65,000 00 

Norfolk state hospital : 

436 For the care and maintenance of the Norfolk state 

hospital property, a sum not exceeding three thou- 
sand dollars $3,000 00 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 



135 



Item 



437 



New hospital : 
For all necessary expenses in connection with the 
establishment of a new hospital in the metropoli- 
tan district, including the purchase of additional 
land, the employment of the services of architects, 
engineers and other experts needed in the prepara- 
tion of lay-outs, locations and plans, and for the 
construction of buildings and their appurtenances, 
including sewerage and water supply connections, 
and for power plant and other equipment needed 
for the development of said hospital, a sum not 
exceeding one million five hundred thousand 
dollars ....... 



New hospital 
in metro- 
politan 
district. 



$1,500,000 00 

Institutions 
under control 
of Department 
of Mental 
Diseases. 
Boston 

$224,950 00 g^^^|i°f *'"''' 



For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the following institutions under the 
control of the Department of Mental Diseases: 

438 Boston psychopathic hospital, a sum not exceeding 

two hundred twenty-four thousand nine hundred 
and fifty dollars ...... 

439 (This item omitted.) 

440 Boston state hospital, a sum not exceeding eight 

hundred five thousand two hundred and thirty 

dollars 805,230 00 

441 For the purchase of certain food trucks and boxes for 

the Boston state hospital, a sum not exceeding 

four thousand dollars 4,000 00 

442 Danvers state hospital, a sum not exceeding six him- 

dred forty-nine thousand nine hundred and forty 

dollars 649,940 00 

443 For providing spaces for industries at the Danvers 

state hospital, a sum not exceeding sixteen thou- 
sand dollars 16,000 00 

444 For the construction of a male attendants' home at 

the Danvers state hospital, a sum not exceeding 

sixty-five thousand dollars .... 65,000 00 

445 For expense of renovating certain plumbing at the 

main hospital of the Danvers state hospital, a sum 

not exceeding six thousand dollars . . . 6,000 00 

446 For expense of renovating certain plumbing at the 

Middleton Colony of the Danvers state hospital, 
a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars . . 3,000 00 

446a For making improvements to facilitate the handling 
of coal at the Danvers state hospital, a sum not 
exceeding two thousand dollars . . . 2,000 00 

447 Foxborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding 

three hundred seventy thousand five hundred and 
seventy-five dollars ...... 370,575 00 

448 For completing the construction of additions and 

alterations to ward twelve building at the Fox- 
borough state hospital, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred thousand dollars, the same to be in addi- 
tion to the amount appropriated in item four 
hundred forty-three and one half of chapter 
seventy-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-six ....... 100,000 00 

449 For beginning the renovation and alteration 6f 

wards C and D at the Foxborough state hospital, 

a sum not exceeding seventy-five hundred dollars 7,500 00 

450 For certain electrical connections at the Foxborough 

state hospital, a sum not exceeding three thousand 

dollars 3.000 00 

451 For the purchase of food trucks for the Foxborough 

state hospital, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

dollars 2,000 00 



Boston state 
hospital. 



Danvers state 
hospital. 



Foxborough 
state hospital. 



136 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 



Gardner state 
colony. 



Item 

452 



453 
454 



Grafton state 
hospital. 



Medfield state 
hospital. 



Northampton 
state hospital. 



455 

455a 

456 

457 
458 

459 

460 

461 

461a 

462 

463 

464 



Taunton state 
hospital. 



465 



466 



Gardner state colony, a sum not exceeding three 
hundred seventy-five thousand one hundred 
dollars . $375,100 00 

For the purchase of food conveyors for the Gardner 
state colony, a sum not exceeding ten hundred and 
fifty dollars . . . . . . . 1,050 00 

For completing the construction of a building at the 
Gardner state colony for semi-disturbed patients, 
a sum not exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars, 
the same to be in addition to the amount appro- 
priated in item four hundred and forty-seven and 
one half of chapter seventy-nine of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-six . . . 75,000 00 

For the construction of a cottage for employees at 
the Gardner state colony, a sum not exceeding 
twelve thousand dollars . . . . . 12,000 00 

For the construction of additional filter beds at 
the Gardner state colony, a sum not exceeding four 
thousand dollars . . . . . . 4,000 00 

For the purchase of laundry machinery for the 
Gardner state colony, a sum not exceeaing seven 
thousand dollars 7,000 00 

Grafton state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred forty-six thousand nine hundred dollars . 546,900 00 

For remodeling certain buildings on the Sinclair 
property, so-called, at the Grafton state hospital, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars . 3,500 00 

For the construction of additional sewer beds at 
the Grafton state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-five hundred dollars . . . . 3,500 00 

For the expense of purchasing and setting up new 
boilers at the Grafton state hospital, to replace 
old boilers now in service, a sum not exceeding 
seventeen thousand two hundred and fifteen 
dollars 17,215 00 

Medfield state hospital, a sura not exceeding six 
hundred seven thousand two hundred and thirty 
dollars . . . . . . . . 607,230 00 

For replacing certain floors in the patients' dining 
room at the Medfield state hospital, a sum not 
exceeding fifteen thousand dollars . . . 15,000 00 

For renovation of baths and toilets at the Medfield 

state hospital, a sum not exceeding ten thousand * 

dollars . . . . . . . . 10,000 00 

Northampton state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
four hundred twenty-three thousand seven hun- 
dred dollars 423,700 00 

For the construction of a ward building at the North- 
ampton state hospital, at a cost not to exceed two 
hundred seven thousand dollars, of which sum 
one hundred three thousand five hundred dollars 
is hereby appropriated in anticipation of a further 
sum of one himdred three thousand five hundi'ed 
dollars to be appropriated in the fiscal year nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-eight . . . 103,500 00 

For the construction of a nurses' home at the North- 
ampton state hospital, at a cost not to exceed one 
hundred twenty-six thousand dollars, of which 
sum sixty-three thousand dollars is hereby appro- 
priated in anticipation of a further sum of sixty- 
three thousand dollars to be appropriated in the 
fiscal year nineteen hundred and twenty-eight . 63,000 00 
Taunton state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred fifty-two thousand five hundred and 
twenty dollars 552,520 00 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 



137 



Item 

467 For the completion of the storehouse at the Taunton 

state hospital, including the installation of cold 
storage equipment and certain other improve- 
ments, a sum not exceeding thirty-eight thousand 
dollars $38,000 00 

467a For certain other equipment for the storehouse at the 
Taunton state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-five hundred dollars .... 7,500 00 

467b For constructing and equipping a bakeshop at the 
Taunton state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
thirt3'-two thousand dollars .... 32,000 00 

468 For the construction of an employees' cottage at the 

Taunton state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-eight thousand dollars .... 28,000 00 

469 For fiu-nishings for officers' cottages at the Taunton 

state hospital, a sum not exceeding thirty-five 

hundred dollars 3,500 00 

470 Westborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding 

five hundred fifty thousand one hundred and forty 

doUars 550,140 00 

471 For the purchase of food conveyors for the West- 

borough state hospital, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-four hundred dollars .... 3,400 00 

472 For furnishings for officers' apartments at the 

Westborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding 

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

473 Worcester state hospital, a sum not exceeding eight 

hundred twelve thousand five hundred and eighty- 
five dollars . . . . . . . 812,585 00 

474 For the purchase and setting of certain boilers to 

replace old boilers now in service at the Worcester 
state hospital, a sum not exceeding forty-two 
thousand dollars 42,000 00 

475 For improving the water supply at Hillside Colony 

of the Worcester state hospital, a sum not exceed- 
ing forty-five hundred dollars .... 4,500 00 

476 Monson state hospital, a sum not exceeding four 

hundred seventeen thousand nine hundred and 

forty dollars 417,940 00 

477 For the construction of a male employees' home at the 

Monson state hospital, a sum not exceeding ninety- 
three thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars . 93,750 00 

478 Belchertown state school, a sum not exceeding three 

hundred eleven thousand one hundred and ninety- 
five dollars 311,195 00 

479 For completing the construction of a new adminis- 

tration building at the Belchertown state school, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars, 
the same to be in addition to the amount appro- 
priated in item four hundred and seventy-four of 
chapter seventy-nine of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-six ..... 35,000 00 

480 For completing the construction of a dormitory for 

boys at the Belchertown state school, a sum not 
exceeding fifty thousand dollars, the same to be in 
addition to the amount appropriated in item four 
hundred and seventy-five of chapter seventy-nine 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six . 50,000 00 
480a For completing the construction of an employees' 
cottage at the Belchertown state school, a sum not 
exceeding thirteen thousand five hundred dollars, 
the same to be in addition to the amount appro- 
priated in item four hundred and seventy-six of 
chapter seventy-nine of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-six ..... 13,500 00 



Taunton state 
hospital. 



Westborough 
state hospital. 



Worcester state 
hospital. 



Monson state 
hospital. 



Belchertown 
state school. 



138 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 



Item 

Belchertown 481 
state school. 



482 



483 

483a 
484 

485 
486 
487 

488 
489 
490 
491 
492 
493 
494 



Wrentham state 495 
Bchool. 



Walter E. 
Fcrnald state 
school. 



496 
497 
498 



For furnishings for bo.ys' dormitory at the Belcher- 
town state school, a sum not exceeding seventy- 
five hundred dollars $7,500 00 

For the construction of service lines, conduits or 
tunnels at the Belchertown state school, a sum 
not exceeding forty-five thousand eight hundred 
dollars 45,800 00 

For making additional provisions for water and 
sewage disposal at the Belchertown state school, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-three thousand seven 
hundred and sixty dollars .... 23,760 00 

For the construction of a garage at the Belchertown 
state school, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars 5,000 00 

For the improvement of wallcs at the Belchertown 
state school, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars 1,000 00 

For additions to the dairy group at the Belchertown 
state school, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 
dollars 7,000 00 

For equipment for the power plant at the Belcher- 
town state school, a sum not exceeding eleven 
thousand three hundred and fifty dollars . . 11,350 00 

For the purchase and installation of an additional 
boiler at the Belchertown state school, a sum 
not exceeding thirteen thousand four hundred and 
fifty dollars 13,450 00 

For the purchase of additional laundry equipment 
for the Belchertown state school, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eighty-tlxree hundred and forty dollars . 8,340 00 

For the purchase of certain power house equipment 
for the Belchertown state school, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirteen himdred and twenty dollars . 1,320 00 

For the construction of a power line to the farm at 
the Belchertown state school, a sum not exceed- 
ing two thousand dollars ..... 2,000 00 

For the purchase of certain property, known locally 
as the town farm, for the BelchertowTi state school, 
a sum not exceeding eighty-five hundred dollars . 8,500 00 

Walter E. Fernald state school, a sum not exceeding 
five hundred ninety-seven thousand nine hundred 
and ninety dollars 597,990 00 

For the purchase of food boxes for the Walter E. 
Fernald state school, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
four hundred and fifty dollars .... 3,450 00 

For the purchase of certain laundry machinery for 
the Walter E. Fernald state school, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars . . 25,000 00 

Wrentham state school, a sum not exceeding four 
hundred eighty-four thousand eight hundred and 
fifty dollars 484,850 00 

For the construction of a hay barn at the Wrentham 
state school, a sum not exceeding eight thousand 
dollars 8,000 00 

For the purchase of certain laundry equipment for 
the Wrentham state school, a sum not exceeding 
four thousand dollars ..... 4,000 00 

For the construction of a cow barn at the Wrentham 
state school, a sum not exceeding six thousand 
dollars 6,000 00 



Total 



.$8,790,730 00 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 



139 



Item 

499 
500 



501 



502 



503 
504 



505 



506 



507 
508 



509 



510 
511 
512 



513 



514 
515 



Department of 
),000 00 Correction. 



71,700 00 



6,200 00 



10,000 00 
8,000 00 



13,500 00 



6,000 00 



Service of the Department of Correction. 

For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six thousand dollars .... 

For personal services of deputies, members of the 
board of parole and advisory board of pardons, 
agents, clerks and stenographers, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy-one thousand seven hundred 
dollars . . . . . . . . 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, necessary office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding sixty-two hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

For travehng expenses of officers and employees of 
the department when required to travel in the dis- 
charge of their duties, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars ...... 

For the removal of prisoners, to and from state insti- 
tutions, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars 

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 
thirteen thousand five hundred dollars 

For services of guards and for the purchase of equip- 
ment needed for the employment of prisoners, 
authorized by section eighty-two of chapter one 
hundred and twenty-seven of the General Laws, 
a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars 

For the relief of the families and dependents of 
inmates of state penal institutions, a sum not 
exceeding five hundred dollars .... 500 00 

Total .S121,900 00 

For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the following institutions under the 
control of the Department of Correction: 

State farm, a sum not exceeding five hundred thirty- 
three thousand four hundred and ninety dollars . $533,490 00 

For the installation of new boilers at the state farm, 

a sum not exceeding forty-two thousand dollars . 42,000 00 ^ 

For expense of laying fire mains of larger capacity 
at the state farm, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
five hundred dollars 2,500 00 

For repairs to cement yards and walks, at the state 
farm, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars 2,000 00 

For relaying certain water mains at the state farm, a 

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

For expenses of replacing certain laundry machinery 
at the state farm, a sum not exceeding sixteen 
thousand dollars ...... 16,000 00 

For the purchase of laundry machinery for the state 
farm in order to perform laundry service for the 
Lakeville state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand dollars . . . . . 10,000 00 

State prison, a sum not exceeding three hundred State prison, 

sixty-five thousand nine hundred dollars . . 365,900 00 

For ail necessary expenses in connection with the Prison colony, 

establishment of a prison colony for the state '. 

prison, including the enclosure of a suitable area 
by a wall, the purchase of additional land if neces- 
sary, and any other expense incidental to the 
employment of prisoners in carrying on the work 
of said establishment, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred thousand dollars .... 100,000 00 



Institutions 
under control 
of Department 
of Correction. 
State farm. 



140 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 



Massachusetts 
reformatory. 



Prison camp 
and hospital. 



Reformatory 
for women. 



Item 
516 

517 

518 

519 

520 



Massachusetts reformatory, a sum not exceeding 
three hundred eighty-nine thousand two hundred 
and fifty dollars $389,250 00 

Prison camp and hospital, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-two thousand nine hundred and seventy 
dollars . 72,970 00 

Reformatory for women, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred sixty thousand three hundred and sev- 
enty dollars 160,370 00 

For the town of Framingham, according to a con- 
tract for sewage disposal at the reformatory for 
women, the sum of six hundred dollars . . 600 00 

For expense of completing a certain barn at the 
reformatory for women, a sum not exceeding 
three thousand dollars ..... 



Total 



3,000 00 
$1,703,080 00 



Department of 
Public Welfare. 



Division of 
Aid and 
Relief. 



527 



Reimburse^ 
ment of cities 
and towns for 
payment of cer- 
tain aid, etc. 528 



Service of the Department of Public Welfare. 

Administration : 

521 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not 

exceeding six thousand dollars .... $6,000 00 

522 For personal services of officers and employees and 

supervision of homesteads and planning boards, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-one thousand five 
hundred and twenty-five dollars . . . 31,525 00 

523 For services other than personal, printing the an- 

nual report, traveling expenses, including ex- 
penses of auxiliary visitors, office supplies and 
expenses, and contingent expenses for the super- 
vision of homesteads and planning boards, a sum 
not exceeding six thousand dollars . . . 6,000 00 

Total $43,525 00 

Division of Aid and Relief: 

524 For personal services of officers and employees, a 

sum not exceeding one hundred ten thousand 

dollars . . . . . . $110,000 00 

525 For services other than personal, including traveling 

expenses and office supplies and equipment, a 
sum not exceeding nineteen thousand nine hun- 
dred dollars 19,900 00 

526 For the transportation of state paupers under the 

charge of the department, for the present year and 
previous years, a sum not exceeding twelve thou- 
sand dollars 12,000 00 

The following items are for reimbursement of 
cities and towns for expenses of the present 
year and previous years, and are to be in addi- 
tion to any amounts heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose : 
For the payment of suitable aid to mothers with 

dependent children, a sum not exceeding eight 

hundred fifty thousand dollars .... 850,000 00 
For the burial of state paupers by cities and towns, 

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

529 For expenses in connection with smallpox and other 

diseases dangerous to the public health, a sum 

not exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars . 75,000 00 

530 For the support of sick paupers by cities and towns, 

including cases of wife settlement, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred thousand dollars . . 100,000 00 



Acts, 1927. — Chap, 138. 



141 



Item 
531 



532 



533 



534 



535 



536 



537 



538 



539 



540 



541 



542 



543 



For temporary aid given to state paupers and ship- 
wrecked seamen by cities and towns, a sum not 
exceeding six hundred thousand dollars 



Reimburse- 
ment of cities 
$600,000 00 and towns for 
^ ' payment of cer- 



Total 



$1,773,900 00 



tain aid, etc. 



Division of Child Guardianship: 

For personal services of officers and employees, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred sixty-two thou- 
sand three hundred and ten dollars . 

For services other than personal, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding forty-three hun- 
dred and fifty dollars ..... 

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 one 
hundred seventy-five thousand dollars 

For the care and maintenance of indigent and 
neglected children and juvenile offenders, for the 
present year and previous years, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eight hundred twenty-five thousand dol- 
lars ........ 

For the care, maintenance and transportation of 
unsettled pauper infants, for the present year and 
previous years, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
two thousand five hundred dollars 



Division of 
Child Guard- 

$162,310 00 'a°8hip. 



4,350 00 



175,000 00 



825,000 00 



Total 

Division of Juvenile Training, Trustees of Massa- 
chusetts Training Schools: 

For services of the secretary and certain other per- 
sons employed in the executive ofiice, a sum not 
exceeding eleven thousand dollars 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling and other expenses of 
the members of the board and employees, office 
supphes and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-one hundred dollars .... 

Boys' Parole: 

For personal services of agents in the division for 
boys paroled and boarded in families, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-five thousand one hundred and 
thirty dollars ....... 

For services other than personal, including traveling 
expenses of the agents and boys, and necessary 
office supphes and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty thousand dollars .... 

For board, clothing, medical and other expenses 
incidental to the care of boys, a sum not exceed- 
ing seventeen thousand dollars .... 

Girls' Parole: 

For personal services of agents in the division for 
girls paroled from the industrial school for girls, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-seven thousand five 
hundred dollars ...... 

For traveling expenses of said agents for girls 
paroled, for board, medical and other care of girls, 
and for services other than personal, office sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding thirteen 
thousand dollars ...... 



102,500 00 
$1,269,160 00 



Division of 
Juvenile 
$11,000 00 Training.^^ 

Massachusetts 

Training 

Schools. 



3,100 00 

Boys' Parole. 

35,130 00 

20,000 00 
17,000 00 

Girls' Parole. 



27,500 00 



13,000 00 



142 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 



Reimburse^ 
ment of cities 
and towns for 
tuition of chil- 
dren, etc. 



Item 



544 



Tuition of children: 
For reimbursement of cities and to^Tis for tuition of 
children attending the public schools, a sum not 
exceeding four thousand dollars . . . $4,000 00 

Total $130,730 00 



Institutions 

under control 

of trustees of 

Massachusetts 

training 

schools. 

Industrial 

school for 

boys. 

Industrial 

school for 

girls. 

Lyman school 

for boys. 



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: 

545 Industrial school for boys, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred sixty-four thousand nine hundred dollars $164,900 00 

546 Industrial school for girls, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred forty-five thousand one hundred and 

fifty dollars 145,150 00 

547 Lyman school for boys, a sum not exceeding two 

hundred twenty-eight thousand six hundred 

dollars . . . . . . . 228,600 00 

547a For expenses of purchasing, removing and setting 
up certain houses for the accommodation of 
officers at the Lyman school for boys, a sum not 
exceeding five thousand dollars .... 



Total . 



5,000 00 
. $543,650 00 



Massachusetts 

Hospital 

School. 



Massachusetts Hospital School: 
548 For the maintenance of the Massachusetts hospital 
school, to be expended with the approval of the 
trustees thereof, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
eighty-three thousand seven hundred and sixty 

dollars . $183,760 00 

548a For the construction of a new school house, includ- 
ing furnishings, connecting steam and other lines, 
and a covered porch connecting with other build- 
ings at the Massachusetts hospital school, a sum 
not exceeding sixtj^-five thousand dollars . . 65,000 00 

Total $248,760 00 



state In- 
firmary. 



State Infirmary: 

549 For the maintenance of the state infirmarj^ to be 

expended with the approval of the trustees thereof, 
a sum not exceeding nine himdred fifty-seven 
thousand eight hundred dollars . . . $957,800 00 

550 For the construction of a building to house male 

inmates of the institution, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-five thousand five hundred dollars . . 35,500 00 

Total $993,300 00 



Service of the Department of Public Health. 

Administration : 
551 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy-five hundred dollars . . $7,500 00 
Administration. 552 For personal services of the health council and office 
assistants, a sum not exceeding nineteen thousand 
nine hundred dollars 19,900 00 



Department of 
Public Health. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 



143 



Item 

553 



554 



555 



556 



557 



558 



559 



560 



561 



562 



563 



564 



565 



For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling expenses, office sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars $10,000 00 

Division of Hygiene: 

For personal services of the director and assistants, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-eight thousand six 
hundred and eighty dollars . . . . 28,680 00 

For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand five hundi'ed dollars . . . 15,500 00 

Maternal and Child Hygiene: 

For personal services for extendmg the activities 
of the division in the protection of mothers and 
conservation of the welfare of children, a sum not 
exceeding nineteen thousand one hundred and 
eighty dollars . . . . .-.. • • 19,180 00 

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 
exceeding ninety-six hundred dollars . . . 9,600 00 

Division of Communicable Diseases: 
For personal services of the director, district health 
officers and their assistants, epidemiologists, bac- 
teriologist and assistants in the diagnostic labora- 
tory, a sum not exceeding fifty-six thousand 

dollars . . 56,000 00 

For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
laboratory, office and other necessary supplies, 
including the purchase of animals and equipment, 
and rent of certain offices, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand two hundred and fifty dollars . 15,250 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: 
For personal services for the control of venereal dis- 
eases, a sum not exceeding seventy-three hundred 
and twenty dollars . . . . . . 7,320 00 

For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-one thousand five hundred dollars . . 21,500 00 

Manufacture and Distribution of Arsphenamine : 
For personal services necessary for the manufacture 
of arsphenamine or other similar preparations, a 
sum not exceeding eighty-six hundred and ten 
dollars . . . _ . . . . . 8,610 00 
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 fifty-eight 
hundred and fifty doUars .... 5,850 00 

Wassermann Laboratory: 
For personal services of the Wassermann laboratory, 

a sum not exceeding twelve thousand six hundred 

dollars 12,600 00 

For expenses of the Wassermann laboratory, a sum 

liot exceeding fifty-three hundred dollars . . 5,300 00 



Department of 
Public Health. 

Administration. 



Division of 
Hygiene. 



Maternal 
and Child 
Hygiene. 



Division of 

Communicable 

Diseases. 



Venereal 
diseases. 



Manufacture 
and Distribu- 
tion of 
Arsphenamine. 



Wassermann 
Laboratory. 



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Antitoxin and 

Vaccine 

Laboratories. 



Inspection of 
Food and 
Drugs. 



Water Supply 
and Disposal 
of Sewage, 
Engineering 
Division. 



Water Supply 
and Disposal 
of Sewage, 
Division of 
Laboratories. 



Cancer clinics. 



Division of 
Tuberculosis. 



Item 

Antitoxin and Vaccine Laboratories: 

566 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- 
nine thousand six hundred and fifty-five dollars . 

567 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 five hmidi-ed 
dollars ........ 

567a For the purchase and installation of certain equip- 
ment at the antitoxin and vaccine laboratories, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars 

Inspection of Food and Drugs: 

568 For personal services of the director, analysts, in- 

spectors and other a.ssistants, a sum not exceeding 
forty-three thousand dollars .... 

569 For other services, including traveling expenses, 

supplies, materials and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand seven hundred dollars . 

Water Supply and Disposal of Sewage, Engineer- 
ing Division: 

570 For personal services of the director, engineers, 

clerks and other assistants, a sum not exceeding 
sixty thousand seven hmidred dollars 

571 For other services, including traveling expenses, 

supplies, materials and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding thirteen thousand dollars . 

Water Supply and Disposal of Sewage, Division 
of Laboratories: 

572 For personal services of laboratory director, chem- 

ists, clerks and other assistants, a sum not exceed- 
ing thirty-five thousand five hundred dollars 

573 For other services, including traveling expenses, 

supplies, materials and equipment, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy-seven hundred dollars 

Total 

Cancer clinics: 
The vmexpended balance, as of December first, nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-six, amounting to fifty 
thousand three hundred forty dollars and eighty- 
seven cents, of the appropriation made in item 
five hundred and sixty-two b of chapter three 
hundred and ninety-eight of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-six for expenses necessary to 
provide for the immediate care and treatment of 
persons suffering from cancer, is hereby reappro- 
priated. 

574 For personal services of certain cancer clinics, a sum 

not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars 

575 For other expenses of certain cancer clinics, a sum 

not exceeding thirty thousand dollars 

Total 

Division of Tuberculosis: 

576 For personal services of the director, stenographers, 

clerks and other assistants, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-two thousand four hundred and twenty 
dollars ........ 



$49,655 00 

34,500 GO 
25,000 00 

43,000 00 
10,700 00 

60,700 00 
13,000 00 

35,500 00 

7,700 00 
$522,545 00 



$15,000 00 

30,000 00 

$45,000 00 



$32,420 00 



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145 



Item 

577 



578 



579 



580 



For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling expenses and office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars ...... 

To cover the payment of certain subsidies for the 
maintenance of hospitals for tubercular patients, 
a sum not exceeding two hundred twenty-two 
thousand dollars ...... 

For personal services for certain children's clinics for 
tuberculosis, a sum not exceeding thirty-six 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 

For other services for certain children's clinics for 
tuberculosis, a sum not exceeding sixteen thousand 
seven hundred dollars ..... 

Total 



Division of 
Tuberculosis. 



$10,000 00 



222,000 00 



36,500 00 



16,700 00 
$317,620 00 



For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the sanatoria, as follows : 

581 Lakeville state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred ninety-three thousand six hundred and 
twenty five dollars ...... 

581a For the completion of the system of water supply at 
the Lakeville state sanatorium, a sum not exceed- 
ing fourteen hundred dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose ...... 

582 For the construction and equipment of a surgical 

building at the Lakeville state sanatorium, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars . 

583 For the construction of a system of sewage disposal 

at the Lakeville state sanatorium, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty thousand dollars 

584 North Reading state sanatorium, a sum not exceed- 

ing one hundred seventy-three thousand eight 
hundred and eighty dollars .... 

585 For improvements and additions in the service build- 

ing at the North Reading state sanatorium, a sum 
not exceeding fourteen thousand dollars 

586 For improvements in filter beds at the North Read- 

ing state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding two 
thousand dollars ...... 

587 Rutland state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding three 

hundred ten thousand two hundred dollars . 

588 Westfield state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding two 

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

589 For the purchase and installation of new boilers, at 

the Westfield state sanatorium, a sum not exceed- 
ing fifteen thousand six hundred dollars 

590 For the construction of a swimming pool at the 

Westfield state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding 
four thousand dollars ..... 

591 For improvements in the sewerage system at the 

Westfield state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars .... 

592 For the installation of certain sprinklers at the West- 

field state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding two 
thousand dollars ...'... 



Lakeville 
state sana- 

$193,625 00 t""""^- 



1,400 00 
25,000 00 
30,000 00 

North Reading 
state Sana- 

173,880 00 *°"'''^- 
14,000 00 
2,000 00 

Rutland state 
310,200 00 sanatorium. 

Westfield state 
sanatorium. 

253,250 00 

15,600 00 

4,000 00 

2,500 00 

2,000 00 



Cancer Hospital at Norfolk: 
593 For the maintenance of the cancer hospital, a sum 
not exceeding ninety thousand dollars 



Cancer 

90,000 00 Kik'** 



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Cancer 
Hospital at 
Norfolk. 



Item 

594 



Department of 595 
Public Safety. 

696 
597 



Division of 598 

State Police. 



599 



600 
601 



602 



Division of 
Inspection. 



603 
604 



605 
606 

607 

608 



For the completion of the improvements required 
for the opening of the cancer hospital, and for 
certain equipment, a sum not exceeding seventy- 
five thousand dollars, the same to be in addition 
to any appropriation made for the purpose 



Total 



$75,000 00 
$1,192,455 00 



Service of the Department of Public Safety. 

Administration : 

For the salary' of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six thousand dollars .... $6,000 00 

For personal services of clerks and stenographers, a 
sum not exceeding thirty-eight thousand three 
hundred dollars 38,300 00 

For contingent expenses, including printing the 
annual report, rent of district offices, supplies and 
equipment, and all other things necessary for the 
investigation of fires and moving picture licenses, 
as required by law, and for expenses of adminis- 
tering the law regulating the sale and resale of 
tickets to theatres and other places of public 
amusement by the department of public safety, a 
sum not exceeding forty-four thousand dollars . 44,000 00 

Division of State Police: 

For the salaries of officers, including detectives, a 
sum not exceeding two hundred thirtj'-five thou- 
sand six hundred and fortj^ dollars . . . 235,640 00 

For traveling expenses of detectives, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventeen thousand eight hundred dollars 17,800 00 

(This item combined with item 598.) 

For personal services of civilian employees, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-six thousand eight hundred 
dollars . 26,800 00 

For other services and expenses of state police patrol, 
appointed under section nine A of chapter twenty- 
two of the General Laws, inserted by chapter four 
hundred and sixty-one of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-one and amended by section 
one of chapter three hundred and thirty-one of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, a 
sum not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars . 200,000 00 

For maintenance and operation of the pohce 
steamer, a sum not exceeding sixteen thousand 
seven hundred dollars ..... 16,700 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 seventy-six hundred 
dollars 7,600 00 

Division of Inspection: 

For the salary of the chief of inspections, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-eight hundred dollars . . 3,800 00 

For the salaries of officers for the building inspection 
service, a sum not exceeding forty-nine thousand 
eight hundred and fifty dollars . . . . 49,850 00 

For traveling expenses of officers for the building 
inspection service, a sum not exceeding thirteen 
thousand two hundred dollars . . . . 13,200 00 

For the salaries of officers for the boiler inspection 
service, a sum not exceeding sixty-four thousand 
four hundred dollars 64,400 00 



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147 



Item 
609 

610 



For traveling expenses of officers for the boiler in- Division of 

spection service, a sum not exceeding twenty-one Inspection, 

thousand dollars . . . . . . $21,000 00 

For services, supplies and equipment necessary for 
investigations and inspections by the division, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . . 1,000 00 



Board of Elevator Ecgulations : 

611 For compensation of the members of the board of Board of 

elevator regulations, a sum not exceeding four Elevator 

hundred dollars . . . . . . 400 00 Regulations. 

612 For expenses of the ])oard, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred dollars 100 00 



Board of Boiler Rules: 

613 For personal services of members of the board, a 

sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 

614 For services other than personal and the necessary 

traveling expenses of the board, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars ........ 

Total 



Board of 
1,000 00 Boiler Rules. 



500 00 



$748,090 00 



Fire Prevention District Service (the maintenance 
of this service, as provided in items 615, 617 and 
619, is to be assessed upon certain cities and 
towns making up the fire prevention district, as 
provided by law) : 

615 For the salary of the state fire marshal, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-eight hundred dollars 

616 For personal services of fire inspectors, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-eight thousand and twenty 
dollars ........ 

617 For other personal services, a sum not exceeding 

seventeen thousand two hundred and ninety dol- 
lars ........ 

618 For traveling expenses of fire inspectors, a sum not 

exceeding ninety-eight hundred dollars 

619 For other services, office rent and necessary office 

supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
forty-nine hundred dollars .... 

Total 



State Boxing Commission: 

620 For compensation and clerical assistance for the 

state boxing commission, a sum not exceeding 
twelve thousand one hundred and fifty dollars 

621 For other expenses of the commission, a sum not 

exceeding ten thousand dollars .... 

Total 



$3,800 00 


Fire Preven- 
tion District 
Service. 


28,020 00 


State Fire 
Marshal. 


17,290 00 




9,800 00 




4,900 00 




$63,810 00 






State Boxing 
Commission. 


$12,150 00 




10,000 00 




$22,150 00 





Service of the Department of Public Works. 

The appropriations made in the following three 
items are to be paid two thirds from the Highway 
Fund and one third from the Port of Boston 
Receipts: 



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Item 
Department of 622 
Public Works. 



623 



624 



For the salaries of the commissioner and the as- 
sociate commissioners, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand five hundred dollars . $25,500 00 

For personal services of clerks and assistants to the 
commissioner, a sum not exceeding fourteen 
thousand three hundred dollars . . . 14,300 00 

For traveling expenses of the commissioner, a sum 

not exceeding two thousand dollars . . . 2,000 00 



Total . 



. $41,800 00 



Division of 
Highways. 



Division of Highways (the following appropri- 
ations for the operation and maintenance of 
this division, except as otherwise provided, are 
made from the Highway Fund): 

625 For the personal services of the chief engineer, en- 

gineers and office assistants, including certain 
clerks and stenographers, a sum not exceeding 
seventy thousand five hundred dollars. . . $70,500 00 

626 For traveling expenses of the associate commis- 

sioners, when traveling in the discharge of their 
official duties, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
hundred dollars 2,500 00 

627 For services other than personal, including printing 

pamphlet of laws and the annual report, and 
necessary ofiice supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding thirteen thousand dollars . . 13,000 00 

628 For the care, repair and storage, replacement and 

purchase of road-building machinery and tools, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred seventy-five 
thousand dollars 175,000 00 

629 For the suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths 

on state highwaj's, a sum not exceeding twelve 

thousand dollars . . . . . . 12,000 00 

630 For the construction and repair of town and coimty 

ways, a sum not exceeding one million seven him- 

dred thousand dollars 1,700,000 00 

631 For aiding towns in the repair and improvement of 

public wavs, a sum not exceeding nine hundred 

thousand dollars . . . . . . 900,000 00 

632 For the maintenance and repair of state highways, 

including care of snow on highwa5'^s, expenses of 
traflSc signs and lights, and payment of damages 
caused by defects in state highways with the ap- 
proval of the attornej' general, a sum not exceeding 
seven million one himdred twenty thousand 
dollars 7,120,000 00 

633 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-five thousand dollars .... 25,000 00 

634 For the purpose of enabling the department of 

public works to secure federal aid for the con- 
struction of highways, a sum not exceeding one 
million five hundred thousand dollars in addition 
to any other funds which the department has 
available for the purpose . . . . . 1,500,000 00 

635 For administering the law relative to advertising 

signs near highways, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars, to be paid from the general 
fund 10,000 00 

Total $11,528,000 00 



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149 



Item 



636 
637 



Registration of Motor Vehicles: 

For personal services, a sum not exceeding six hun- 
dred fifty thousand dollars .... 

For services other than personal, including traveling 
expenses, purchase of necessary supplies, equip- 
ment including telephone installation, and ma- 
terials, including cartage and storage of the same, 
and for work incidental to the registration and 
licensing of owoiers and operators of motor 
vehicles, a sum not exceeding five hundred thou- 
sand dollars ....... 



Registration of 
$650,000 00 Motor Vehicles. 



500,000 00 



Total 



$1,150,000 00 



Special : 
638 For the second instalment on the part of the com- 
monwealth for the construction of the southern 
traffic artery, so-called, as authorized by chapter 
three hundred and thirty of the acts of nineteen 
himdred and twenty-five, a sum not exceeding 
three himdred thousand dollars, to be paid from 
the Highway Fund ...... 



Southern 
traffic artery, 
so-called. 



$300,000 00 



Division of Waterways and Public Lands: 

639 For personal services of the chief engineer and 

assistants, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand 

dollars . $50,000 00 

640 For necessary traveling expenses of the associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

dollars 1,000 00 

641 For services other than personal, including printing 

pamphlet of laws and the annual report, and for 
necessary office and engineering supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars . 5,000 00 

642 For the care and maintenance of the province lands 

and of the lands acquired and structures erected 
by the Provincetown tercentenary commission, 
a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars . . 5,000 00 

643 For the maintenance of structures, and for repairing 

damages along the coast line or river banks of 
the commonwealth, and for the removal of wrecks 
and other obstructions from tidewaters and great 
ponds, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thou- 
sand dollars 25,000 00 

644 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 
sixty 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 fiscal year for the same purposes, pro- 
vided, however, that all expenditures made for the 
protection of snores shall be upon condition that 
at least fifty per cent of the cost is covered by con- 
tributions from mimicipalities or other organiza- 
tions and individuals, and that in the case of 
dredging channels for harbor improvements at 
least twentj'-five per cent of the cost shall be 
covered by contributions from municipalities 
or other organizations and individuals . . 60,000 00 



Division of 
Waterways and 
Public Lands. 



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Division of 
Waterways and 
Public Lands. 



Item 
645 



646 



647 



648 



649 



650 



651 
652 



653 



For re-establishing and permanently marking cer- 
tain 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 
dollars $1,000 00 

For expenses of surveying certain town boundaries, 
by the division of waterways and public lands, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for the purpose ..... 1,000 00 

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 ten thousand dollars, to 
be paid from the port of Boston receipts . . 110,000 00 

For the maintenance of pier one, at East Boston, a 
sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars, to be 
paid from the port of Boston receipts . . . 8,000 00 

For the maintenance and improvement of common- 
wealth property under the control of the division, 
a sum not exceeding ninety thousand dollars, to 
be paid from the port of Boston receipts . . 90,000 00 

For the operation and maintenance of the New Bed- 
ford state pier, a sum not exceeding seventy-five 
hundred dollars 7,500 00 

For the compensation of dumping inspectors, a sum 

not exceeding five thousand dollars . . 5,000 00 

For expenses authorized by section eighteen A of 
chapter ninety-one of the General Laws, inserted 
by chapter four hundred and fifty-three of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, rela- 
tive to access to great jwnds, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred dollars. ..... 100 00 

For continuing the work in gauging the flow of 
water in the streams of the commonwealth, a sum 
not exceeding four thousand dollars . . . 4,000 00 



Total 



$372,600 00 



Specials: 
Specials. 654 For the maintenance and repair of certain property 

in the town of Plymouth, a sum not exceeding 
nine thousand dollars ..... 

655 For the construction of a certain breakwater or sea 

wall at Great Head, Winthrop, a sum not exceed- 
ing thirty-seven thousand five hundred dollars . 

656 For expenses necessary to establish the Angle Tree 

Monument reservation, a sum not exceeding seven 
hundred and fifty dollars ..... 

657 For expenses of locating state boundary monuments, 

a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . 

Total 



$9,000 00 



37,500 00 



750 00 
1,000 00 

$48,250 00 



Department 
of Public 
Utilities. 



Service of the Department of Public Utilities. 

658 For personal services of the commissioners, a sum 
not exceeding thirty-six thousand dollars, of which 
sum onie half shall be assessed upon the gas and 
electric companies in accordance with existing 
provisions of law ...... 



$36,000 00 



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151 



Item 

659 



660 



661 



662 



663 



664 



665 
666 



667 



668 



669 



670 



671 



672 



673 



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 nine hundred and ten 
dollars, of which sum eighty-three hundred and 
eighty dollars shall be assessed upon the gas and 
electric conipanies in accordance with existing 
provisions of law ...... 

For personal services of the inspection department, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-seven thousand nine 
hundred and sixty dollars. .... 

For personal services of clerics, messengers and office 
assistants, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand 
four hundred and seventy-five dollars, of which 
sum one half shall be assessed upon the gas and 
electric companies in accordance with existing 
provisions of law ...... 

For personal services of the telephone and telegraph 
division, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 
one hundred and ninety dollars. 

For personal services and expenses of legal assistants 
and experts, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars ........ 

For personal services and expenses of special investi- 
gations, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, 
provided that in case of emergency this sum may 
be made available for expenses in the service of 
gas and electric companies .... 

For stenographic reports of hearings, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars 

For traveling exjjenses of the commissioners and 
employees, a sum not exceeding seventy-eight 
hundred dollars ...... 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding seven thousand dollars 

For stenographic reports of evidence at inquests 
held in cases of death by accident on or about 
railroads, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

Total 

The following items are to be assessed upon the 
gas and electric companies: 

For personal services of the inspector of gas and gas 
meters, assistant inspectors and deputy inspec- 
tors of meters, a sum not exceeding twenty-one 
thousand seven hundred dollars 

For expenses of inspectors and deputies, including 
office rent, traveling and other necessary expenses 
of inspection, a sum not exceeding eight thousand 
dollars ........ 

For services and expenses of expert assistants, as 
authorized by law, a sum not exceeding five thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

For other services, printing the annual report, for 
rent of offices and for necessary office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding fifty-five hundi'ed 
dollars ........ 

For the examination and tests of electric meters, a 
sum not exceeding six hundred dollars 



Department 
of Public 
Utilities. 



$29,910 00 
37,960 00 

11,475 00 

13,190 00 

2,000 00 

10,000 00 
3,500 00 

7,800 00 

7,000 00 

2,500 00 
$161,335 00 



Items to be 
assessed upon 
gas and 
electric com- 
$21,700 00 panies. 



8,000 00 
5,000 00 

5,500 00 
600 00 



Total 



$40,800 00 



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Smoke 
Abatement. 



Item 



674 



Sale of 
Securities. 



675 



676 



Smoke Abatement: 
For services and expenses in connection with the 
abatement of smoke in Boston and vicinitj', under 
the direction and with the approval of the depart- 
ment of pubhc utilities, a sum not exceeding 
eighty-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 
fiftj'-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and ten $8,500 00 

Sale of Securities: 

For personal services in administering the law rela- 
tive to the sale of securities, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-two thousand five hundred dollars . $22,500 00 

For expenses other than personal in administering 
the law relative to the sale of securities, a sum 
not exceeding seventy-three hundred dollars . 7,300 00 

Total $29,800 00 



Bunker Hill 
monument, 
etc., mainte- 
nance. 



Boulevards 
and park- 
ways. 



Wellington 
bridge. 



Old Colony 

boulevard, 

80-called. 



677 



678 



679 



680 



681 



682 



Miscellaneous. 

For the maintenance of Bunker Hill monument and 
the property adjacent, to be expended by the 
metropolitan district commission, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eleven thousand five hundred dollars 



$11,500 00 



The following items are to be paid from the High- 
way Fund: 

For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with 
the approval of the metropolitan district com- 
mission, a sum not exceeding two hundred fifteen 
thousand dollars, representing the state's portion 
or one half of the estimated cost of maintenance $215,000 00 

For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, with 
the approval of the metropolitan district com- 
mission, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand 
dollars, representing the state's portion or one 
half of the estimated cost of resurfacing . 50,000 00 

For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with 
the approval of the metropolitan district com- 
mission, for the installation of a certain electric 
lighting sj'stem, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
thousand dollars, representing the state's portion 
or one hah of the estimated cost . . 25,000 00 

For maintenance of Wellington bridge, with the ap- 
proval of the metropolitan district commission, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars . 3,500 00 

For the expense of constructing Old Colony boule- 
vard, so-called, as authorized by chapter three 
hundred and sixty of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-six, a sum not exceeding two hundred 
fifty thousand dollars, representing the state's 
portion or one half of the estimated cost of con- 
struction, the same to be in addition to any appro- 
priations heretofore made for the purpose . 



Total 



250,000 00 
$543,500 00 



Unclassified 
Accounts and 
Claims. 



Unclassified Accounts and Claims. 

683 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 
forty-seven thousand dollars .... 



$47,000 00 



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153 



Item 

684 



685 



686 



687 



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 Greneral Laws, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars .... 

For the compensation of certain prison officers and 
instructors formerly in the service of the com- 
monwealth, now retired, a sum not exceeding 
thirty thousand five himdred dollars . 

For the compensation of state police officers formerly 
in the service of the commonwealth, and now re- 
tired, a sum not exceeding sixty-five hundred 
dollars ........ 

For the compensation of certain women formerly 
employed in cleaning the state house, and now 
retired, a sum not exceeding seventeen hundred 
dollars and twenty cents ..... 

Total 



Unclasaified 
Accounts and 
Claims. 



$5,000 00 



30,500 00 



6,500 00 



1,700 20 
$90,700 20 



For certain other aid: 

688 For the compensation of certain public emploj^ees 

for injuries sustained in the course of their em- 
ployment, as provided by section sixty-nine of 
chapter one himdred and fifty-two of the General 
Laws, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand 
dollars ........ 

689 For the payment of certain annuities and pensions 

of soldiers and others under the provisions of 
certain acts and resolves, a sum not exceeding 
ninety-seven hundred sixteen dollars and sixty- 
six cents ....... 

Total 

690 For reimbursing ofiicials for premiums paid for 

procuring sureties on their bonds, as provided 
by existing laws, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred and fifty dollars ..... 

691 For payment in accordance with law of such claims 

as may arise in consequence of the death of fire- 
men and of persons acting as firemen, from m- 
juries received in the discharge of their duties, 
a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars 

692 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 memliers of 
the department of public safety doing police duty 
and policemen killed or fatally injured in the 
discharge of their duties, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars .... 

693 For small items of expenditure for which no ap- 

propriations have been made, and for cases in 
which appropriations have been exliausted or 
have reverted to the treasury in previous years, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 

694 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 five hundred dollars . 

695 (This item omitted.) 



Certain 
other aid. 



$25,000 00 



9,716 66 



$34,716 66 






Reimburse- 
ment for 


$150 00 


premiums 
paid. 




Claims on 
death of fire- 




men, etc. 


30,000 00 


Claims for 




policemen 
killed, etc. 



2,500 00 

Small items of 
expenditure. 



1,000 00 

Reimburse- 
ment for un- 
claimed 
nnn nn savings bank 
OUU 00 deposits. 



Total 



$34,150 00 



154 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 



Item 



Defieienciea. 



Judicial De- 
partment. 
District 
Attorneys. 



State Surgeon. 



Department of 
tlie Secretary. 



Department of 
Education. 



English- 
Speaking 
Classes for 
Adults. 
Westfield nor- 
mal school 
boarding hall. 



Department of 
Public Safety. 



Division of 
State Police. 



Deficiencies. 

For deficiencies in certain appropriations of 
previous years, in certain items, as follows: 

Judicial Department. 

District Attorneys: 
For traveling expenses necessarily incurred by the 
district attorneys, except in the Suffolk district, 
the sum of seven hundred ninety-four dollars and 
fifteen cents ....... 

State Surgeon. 

For the examination of recruits, the sum of nine 
hundred fifty-three dollars and eighty cents 



Department of the Secretary. 



For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
oflBce supplies and equipment, the sum of sixty- 
one dollars and seventy cents .... 

Department of Education. 

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, the 
sum of seventy-seven hundred seventy-five dol- 
lars and ninety-eight cents .... 

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 eighteen hundred fifty- 
three dollars and twenty-one cents 

English-Speaking Classes for Adults: 
For reimbursement of certain cities and towns, the 
sum of thirty-nine hundred thirty-six dollars and 
twenty cents ....... 

For maintenance of the Westfield normal school 
boarding hall, the sum of four hundi'ed thirteen 
dollars and twenty-nine cents .... 

Department of Public Safety. 

Administration : 
For contingent expenses, including printing the 
annual report, rent of district offices, supplies and 
equipment, and aU other things necessary for the 
investigation of fires and moving picture licenses, 
as required by law, and for expenses of adminis- 
tering the law regulating the sale and resale of 
tickets to theatres and other jilaces of public 
amusement by the department of public safety, 
the sum of one hundred thirty-eight dollars 

Division of State Police: 
For other services and expenses of other police, ap- 
pointed under section nine A of chapter twenty- 
two of the General Laws, inserted by chapter 
four hundred and sixty-one of the acts of nineteen 
himdred and twenty-one and amended by section 
one of chapter three hundred and thirty-one of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, the sum 
of one hundred twenty-eight dollars and forty- 
two cents ....... 



$794 15 



953 80 



61 70 



7,775 98 

1,853 21 

3,936 20 
413 29 



138 00 



128 42 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 



155 



Item 



696 



697 



698 
699 



700 



701 



702 



703 



704 



705 



706 



707 



Department of Public Works. 

Division of Highways: 
For the construction and repair of town and county 
ways, the sum of eight hundred fortj^-seven 
dollars and fiftj^-two cents, to be paid from the 
Highway Fund ...... 

Total 

Metropolitan District Commission. 

The following items are to be assessed upon the 
several districts in accordance with tlie methods 
fixed by law, and to be expended under the 
direction and with the approval of the metro- 
politan district commission: 

For maintenance of the Charles river basin, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred one thousand five 
hundred dollars ...... 

For maintenance of park reservations, a sum not 
exceeding seven hundred seventy-eight thousand 
four hundred eighty-six dollars and eighty-eight 
cents ........ 

For the expense of holding band concerts, a sum not 
exceeding twenty thousand dollars . 

For improvements at the Revere beach reservation, 
a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars, to be 
paid from the metropolitan parks exjiense fimd . 

For services and expenses of the division of metro- 
politan planning, as authoriaed by chapter three 
hundred and ninety-nine of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three, a sum not exceeding 
thirty thousand dollars ..... 

For maintenance of the Nantasket beach reserva- 
tion, a sum not exceeding eighty-three thousand 
four hundred dollars ..... 

For improvements at the Nantasket beach reserva- 
tion, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars, 
to be paid from the metropolitan parlvs ex-pense 
fund ........ 

For maintenance of the Wellington bridge, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand five hundred dollars, the 
same to be in addition to the amount appropriated 
in item six hundred and eighty-one . 

For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred fifteen thousand dol- 
lars, the same to be in addition to the amount 
appropriated in item six hundred and seventy- 
eight ........ 

For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, a sum 
not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, the same to 
be in addition to the amount appropriated in item 
six hundred and seventy-nine .... 

For the e.xpense of constructing Old Colony boule- 
vard, so-called, as authorized by chapter three 
hundred and sixty of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-six, a sum not exceeding two hun- 
dred fifty thousand dollars, the same to be assessed 
upon the metropolitan parks district as a part of 
the cost of maintenance of boulevards and park- 
ways, and to be in addition to any appropriations 
heretofore made for the purpose 

For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, for 
the installation of a certain lighting sj'stem, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, the 

. same to be in addition to the amount appropriated 
in item six hundred and eighty .... 



Department of 
Public Works. 
Division of 
$847 52 Highways. 



$16,902 27 



$201,500 00 


Metropolitan 

District 

Commission. 


778,486 88 




20,000 00 




30,000 00 


Division of 

Metropolitan 

Planning. 


30,000 00 
83,400 00 


Nantasket 

beach 

reservation. 


30,000 00 


Wellington 
bridge. 


10,500 00 






Boulevards 
and park- 
ways. 


215,000 00 





50,000 00 



Old Colony 
boulevard, 
so-called. 



250,000 00 



Boulevards 
and park- 
ways, lighting 
system. 



25,000 00 



156 Acts, 1927. — Chap. 138. 

Item 

North metro- 7q§ Yot the maintenance and operation of a system of 
sewerage dis- sewage disposal for the north metropolitan sewer- 

trict. age district, a sum not exceeding three hundred 

thirty thousand dollars $330,000 00 

709 For expense of certain renewals and improvements 
for the north metropolitan sewerage district, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-three thousand nve 

hundred dollars 23,500 00 

709a To cover deficiencies in the general construction 
account of the north metroiwlitan sewerage dis- 
trict for previous years, the sum of twenty-three 
thousand twenty-one dollars and fifty-five cents . 23,021 55 
South 710 For the maintenance and operation of a system of 

sewerage sewage disposal for the south metropolitan sewer- 

district, age district, a sum not exceeding two hundred 

thirteen thousand dollars . . . . . 213,000 00 

710a To cover deficiencies in the general construction 
account of the south metropolitan sewerage dis- 
trict for previous years, the sum of twenty-two 
hmidred thirty-nine dollars and seventy-five cents 2,239 75 
Metropohtan yj^ j^or the maintenance and operation of the metro- 
water system. J-, , , '^ , J- • UJ. 

politan water system, a sum not exceedmg eight 

hundred fifty-one thousand dollars . . . 851,000 00 

712 For preliminary surveys and engineering work for 

a new northern high service pipe line for the 
metropolitan water district, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars ..... 15,000 00 

713 For preliminary surveys and engineering work rela- 

tive to an additional supply main for the metro- 
politan water district from Weston via Newton 
and Brighton to connect with existing mains in 
Cambridge, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand 
dollars . . . . . . . . 15,000 00 

714 For expenses of the construction authorized by 

chapter three hundred and two of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-five, authorizing certain 
expenditures for improvements and development 
of the metropolitan water sj'^stem, including 
acquiring of land for the protection of the water 
supply, a sum not exceeding two hundred fifty 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose . . 250,000 00 

715 For the acquiring of certain property for the pro- 

tection of the purity of the water supply, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amomit heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose .... 25,000 00 

716 For the installation of a high duty engine for the 

Arlington pumping station of the metropolitan 
water district, a sum not exceeding forty thousand 
dollars 40,000 00 

717 For the purchase of apparatus to be installed for 

processes of chlorination of water of the metro- 
politan water district, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars 10,000 00 



Total $3,521,648 18 

General Fund $51,785,388 94 

Metropolitan District Commission . . 3,521,648 18 



Grand Total $55,307,037 12 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 139. 157 

Section 3. No expenditures in excess of appropriations Written ap- 
provided for under this act shall be incurred by any depart- goveTio/and 
ment or institution, except in cases of emergency, and then council re- 
only upon the prior written approval of the governor and certain ex- 
council, penditures. 

Section 4. No payment shall be made or obligation in- No payment 
curred under authority of any appropriation made by this forconstruc- 
act for construction of public buildings or other improve- buiichn''s"*'t"^ 
ments at state institutions until plans and specifications until plans 
have been approved by the governor, unless otherwise pro- proved°by*^" 
vided by such rules and regulations as the governor may governor. 
make. 

Section 5. The budget commissioner is hereby directed Budget com- 

„ ° . . "^ missioner to 

to send a copy or the two loregomg sections to each depart- send copies of 
mental, divisional and institutional head immediately fol- sections" to^°^ 
lowing the passage of this act. **artment*s^ to 

Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 



Approved March 21, 1927. 



Chap. 139 



An Act providing that certain sworn statements 
relative to inmates of state sanatoria shall be 
prima facie evidence of the facts therein con- 
tained. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section sixty-six of chapter one hundred and eleven of g. l. iii,§66, 
the General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter 
four hundred and sixty and by section three of chapter five 
hundred, both of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four, is hereby further amended by adding at the end thereof 
the following: — In all proceedings under this section, the 
sworn written statement of a person that he is the superin- 
tendent of a state sanatorium or that he keeps or has custody 
of records of accounts of inmates thereof, and that a certain 
person has been an inmate therein during a certain period 
at a certain charge and that no satisfactory security was 
given shall be prima facie evidence of the said facts, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 66. The charges for the Charges for 
support of each inmate in a state sanatorium shall be seven mrt^'^f°sute 
dollars a week, and shall be paid quarterly. Such charges sanatoria. 
for those not having known settlements in the common- 
wealth shall be paid by it, and may afterward be recovered 
by the state treasurer of the inmates, if they are able to 
pay, or of any person or kindred bound by law to maintain 
them, or of the place of their settlement subsequently ascer- 
tained; but for those having known settlements in the com- 
monwealth, the charges shall be paid either by the persons 
bound to pay them or by the town where such inmates had 
their settlement, unless security to the satisfaction of the 
commissioner is given for their support. If any person or Recovery by 
town refuses or neglects to pay such charges the state treas- ^*^*® treasurer. 
urer may recover the same to the use of the sanatorium. A ^rtain towns, 
town which pays the charges for the support of an inmate ^t"- 



158 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 140. 



Liability of 
certain towns 
to pay, etc. 



Section not 
applicable to 
certain 
patients. 

Certain sworn 
statements to 
be prima facie 
evidence of 
facts contained 
therein. 



of a state sanatorium shall have like rights and remedies to 
recover the amount thereof, with interest and costs, from 
the town of his settlement or from such person of sufficient 
ability, or from any person bound by law to maintain him, 
as if such charges had been incurred in the ordinary sup- 
port of such inmate. If in any case the charges, as estab- 
lished by this section, for the support of an adult inmate 
are not paid in accordance with this section by the inmate 
or by the persons bound to pay them and a town becomes 
liable to pay them, such town shall be liable to pay such 
sum, in addition to such charges, as shall be fixed by the 
department, but the total amount including such charges 
shall not be less than the cost to the commonwealth for the 
support of such adult inmate. In such a case, the provisions 
of this section relative to the recovery of charges by the 
state treasurer, and by a town from the town of settlement, 
shall apply to the recovery of such total amount. This 
section shall not apply to patients received under any con- 
tract made under authority of section seventy-nine. In 
all proceedings under this section, the sworn written state- 
ment of a person that he is the superintendent of a state 
sanatorium or that he keeps or has custody of records of 
accounts of inmates thereof, and that a certain person has 
been an inmate therein during a certain period at a certain 
charge and that no satisfactory security was given shall be 
prima facie evidence of the said facts. 

Approved March 22, 1927. 



G. L. 279, § 3, 
etc., amended. 



Chap. 140 An Act relative to the arrest of persons while on 

PROBATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter two hundred and 
seventy-nine of the General Laws, as amended by chapter 
two hundred and sixty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-six, is hereby further amended by striking out, 
in the third to the sixth lines, inclusive, the following " , and 
shall if he has been convicted of any offence, other than 
drunkenness by the voluntary use of intoxicating liquor, 
since being placed on probation in such case," — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 3. At any time before final 
disposition of the case of a person placed on probation in 
the custody of a probation officer, the probation officer may 
arrest him without a warrant and take him before the court, 
or the court may issue a warrant for his arrest. When taken 
before the court, it may, if he has not been sentenced, sen- 
tence him or make any other lawful disposition of the case, 
and if he has been sentenced, it may continue or revoke the 
suspension of the execution of his sentence. If such sus- 
pension is revoked, the sentence shall be in full force and 
effect. 

Section 2. This act shall not be operative until Sep- 
tember first of the current year. Approved March 22, 1927. 



Arrest of 
persons while 
on probation. 



Disposition of 
case by court, 
etc. 



When 
operative. 



Acts, 1927. —Chaps. 141, 142, 143. 159 



An Act relative to the filling of vacancies in the Chap. 141 

CITY council and IN THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS OF THE 
CITY OF CAMBRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. If a vacancy occurs at any time in the office Vacancies in 
of city councillor of the city of Cambridge, the remaining fn^city"""^ 
members of the city council shall elect a registered voter P^'"^yj'*F' 

• 1 • !•/> "i 1 • 1 nil 1 M how filled. 

of said City, qualmed by residence, to nil the vacancy until 
the qualification of a successor who shall be elected at the 
next biennial city election. 

Section 2. If a vacancy occurs at any time in the office Vacancies in 
of assessor of the said city, the city council shall elect a assessors, how 
registered voter thereof to fill the vacancy until the qualifi- s'l^d. 
cation of a successor who shall be elected at the next bi- 
ennial city election to serve for a full term or for the re- 
mainder of the unexpired term, as the case may be. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- "tc^ ''°""*"^' 
visions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs Proviso. 
during the current year. 

(The foregoing was laid before the governor on the sixteenth 
day of March, 1927, and after five days it had "the force of a 
law", as prescribed by the constitution, as it ivas not returned 
by him with his objections thereto within that time.) 



An Act concerning the training of dogs for the hunt- Chap. 142 

ING OF BIRDS AND QUADRUPEDS. 

Be it eiiacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fifty-three of chapter one hundred and thirty-one Repeal, 
of the General Laws is hereby repealed. 

( The foregoing was laid before the governor on the sixteenth 
day of March, 1927, and after five days it had "the force of a 
laic", as prescribed by the constitution, as it was not returned 
by him with his objections thereto within that time.) 

An Act authorizing the toavn of holbrook to borrow Chap. 143 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for school Hofbrookmay 
purposes and/or constructing a school building and originally borrow money 
equipping and furnishing the same, the town of Holbrook p°urposes. 
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 twenty 
thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
w^hich shall bear on their face the words, Holbrook School ^hoofLoan. 
Loan, Act of 1927. Each authorized issue shall constitute Act of 1927. ' 
a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more 



160 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 144. 



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. 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 23, 1927. 



1926, 309, § 1, 
amended. 



The town of 
Medfield may 
borrow money 
for school 
purposes. 



Medfield 
School Loan, 
Act of 1926. 



Chap. 144 An Act authorizing the town of medfield to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES AND VALIDATING CERTAIN 
VOTES PASSED BY SAID TOWN IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloxos: 

Section 1. Chapter three hundred and nine of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-six is hereby amended by 
striking out section one and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a 
school building, including the cost of originally equipping 
and furnishing the same, the town of Medfield 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 ex- 
ceeding, in the aggregate, one hundred thousand dollars, and 
may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Medfield School Loan, Act of 1926. 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, exclu- 
sive 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. The votes passed by the town of Medfield at 
its meetings held on June fourteenth, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-six and January twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred 
and twenty-seven, authorizing the issuance of bonds or notes 
in the amount of seventy thousand dollars and appropri- 
ating eighty thousand dollars for the purpose of construct- 
ing a new school building on land already owned by the 
town and all acts done or performed under authority of said 
votes are hereby ratified and confirmed, and shall have the 
same force and effect as if the provisions of section one of 
this act had taken effect prior to the action of said meet- 
ings; and the treasurer with the approval of the selectmen 



Certain votes 
passed by 
town 
validated. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 145. 161 

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 23, 1927. 

An Act relative to the board of survey of the town Qhnr) 145 

OF ARLINGTON. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and forty-nine of ^^^j- 249 new 

p'liii !• -IT section after 

the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven is hereby § 3. 
amended by inserting after section three the following new 
section: — Section 3 A. The board of survey may from Board of 
time to time make new plans in place of plans filed under ?own of° 
this section or section two or three, or make changes in Arlington 

1 nil -111 1 1* may make 

plans so hied; provided, that any new plans or changes in new plans, etc. 
plans already duly approved and filed shall be made only Proviso, 
after the notice and hearing, and in all other respects in the 
manner specified in section two. The plan last filed, and as 
last changed and filed, shall be the plan governing the 
future development of the territory affected until changed 
in accordance with this act. 

Section 2. Section four of said chapter two hundred amended ^ *' 
and forty-nine is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
eleventh line, the words "provisions of this act" and insert- 
ing in place thereof the words: — plan governing the same, 
— and by inserting after the word "sewer" in the twenty- 
first line the word: — , drain, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 4- The powers of the board of selectmen of said ^f%o^ard^oT^™ 
town in regard to highways shall not be abridged by this selectmen not 
act in any manner, except as provided in this section, and ^ " se , e c. 
the powers given them in this act shall be in addition to 
the powers now exercised by them. After the passage of 
this act no street or way in the town of Arlington, shown on 
any plan filed as aforesaid, shall be laid out, located anew, 
altered or widened, and no such street or way, whether 
already or hereafter laid out, shall be constructed by any 
public authority, except in accordance with the plan govern- 
ing the same. If any person or corporation shall hereafter 
open for public travel any private way the location, direc- 
tion, widths and grades of which have not previously been 
approved in writing by said board of survey, in the manner 
provided in this act, then neither the town nor any other 
public authority shall place any public sewer, drain, water 
pipe or lamp in, or do any public work of any kind on, such 
private way so opened to public travel contrary to the 
provisions of this act: provided, however, that this provision Proviso, 
shall not prevent the laying of a trunk sewer, drain, water or 
gas main, as engineering demands may require. 

Section 3. Said chapter two hundred and forty-nine 1897, 249, two 
is hereby further amended by inserting after section four after § 4. 
the two following new sections: — Section 4 A. The board Board of sur- 
of survey, its officers and agents may, so far as they deem it upon lands, etc. 



162 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 146. 



Preceding 
sections, how 
construed. 



Town not 
liable for 
damages, 
except, etc. 



Recovery for 
damages. 



necessary in carrying out tiie provisions of this act, enter 
upon any lands for the purpose of making examinations and 
survey's, and may place and maintain thereon monuments and 
marks. Section 4B. Nothing in the preceding sections shall 
be construed as authorizing the taking of land or authoi'izing 
the town of Arlington to lay out or construct any way 
which may be indicated on any plan until such way has 
been laid out as a way; nor shall said sections render the 
town liable for damages except such as may be sustained 
under section three A by the making and filing of any new 
plan or by changes made in any plan already duly approved 
and filed, and for such damages as may be sustained by the 
acts of the board of survey, its officers or agents under 
section four A. Any person sustaining damage in his 
property as aforesaid maj'^ recover the same from the town 
under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws. 

Section 4. Section five of said chapter two hundred and 
forty-nine is hereby repealed. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 23, 1927. 



Chap.l4:Q An Act exempting the Berkshire street railway 

COMPANY FROM CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS OF LAW. 



The Berkshire 
Street Railway 
Company ex- 
empted from 
certain re- 
quirements of 
law. 



Provisos. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

The Berkshire Street Railway Company shall not during 
the years nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, nineteen 
hundred and twenty-eight and nineteen hundred and 
twenty-nine be required to pay by assessment, taxation or 
otherwise directly or indirectly any part of the expense of 
the construction, alteration, change of grade, maintenance 
or repair of any street, highway or bridge, or of an}' struc- 
ture therein or thereon, or for or on account of the abolition 
of any grade crossing or the removal of wires from the sur- 
face of any street or highway to an underground conduit 
or other receptacle for such wires, or to pa}' or incur any 
expense whatever for or in connection with the construction, 
alteration, maintenance or repair of any street, highway 
or bridge; provided, 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 rail- 
way, nothing herein contained shall be construed -to re- 
lieve 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 assessment 
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 
or any grade crossing or to the construction, alteration, 
maintenance 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 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 147, 148. 163 

the general court, or prevent the placing of future obliga- 
tions 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 • 
contained 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 reconstruc- 
tion of a present state highway, or of the construction of a 
town way when such construction is carried on under the 
direction of the division of highways of the department of 
public works and funds of the commonwealth are con- 
tributed toward the cost thereof. 

Approved March 23, 1927. 



Chap.Ur 



An Act providing for the annual licensing of dentists 
and the annual publication of lists of their names 
and addresses. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and twelve of the General Laws is g. l. 112, § 44, 
hereby amended by striking out section forty-four and *™^"<i^<i- 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 44- Every Registered 
registered dentist when he begins practice, either by him- notiiy'^board 
self or associated with or in the employ of another, shall pf dental ex- 
forthwith notify the board of his office address or addresses, office address. 
and every registered dentist practicing as aforesaid shall Annual license 
annually, before April first, pay to the board a license fee of to notify 
two dollars. Every registered dentist shall also promptly ^°^^-^ of 
notify the board of any change in his office address or ad- office address, 
dresses and shall furnish such other information as the board g*"' 
may require. The board may suspend the authority of any failure to 
registered dentist to practice dentistry for failure to com- *=°'"P'y- 
ply with any of the foregoing requirements. The board shall ^°?|^u° 
publish annually complete lists of the names and office lists of 
addresses of all dentists registered and practicing in the dentisYs".*^ 
commonwealth, arranged alphabetically by name and also 
by the towns where their offices are situated. Every Exhibit of full 
registered dentist shall exhibit his full name in plain read- °^°^®"^° 
able letters in each office or room where his business is 
transacted. Approved March 23, 1927. 

An Act relative to changes in federal net income (JJku) \Ag 

IN THE taxation OF BUSINESS CORPORATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter sixty-three of the General Laws is herebv amended ^- ^P^ ^ ^^' 

I ... . ,. . ,. ."., amended. 

by strikmg out section thirty-six and msertmg m place 
thereof the following: — Section 36. If the assessment Additional 
made by the federal government is based upon a net income made if 
greater or less than the net income returned by said cor- f^oml^r^ 



164 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 149. 



turned differs 
from net 
income on 
which federal 
income tax 
was com- 
puted, etc. 



Proviso. 



Additional 
tax. 



Interest. 
Repayment. 



Construction 
of section. 



poration, or if an additional assessment is at any time made 
on the ground that the net income Avas incorrectly returned 
in the first instance, or if, after the tax as assessed is paid 
to the federal government, any part of such tax is refunded, 
the corporation, within seventy days after the receipt of 
notice of said fact, shall make return on oath to the com- 
missioner of the amount by which the net income originally 
returned differs from the net income on which the tax was 
computed by the federal government upon the latest de- 
termination by it of the proper tax, and of the facts giving 
rise to the difference; provided that in case the corporation 
appeals from a decision of the commissioner of internal 
revenue or from a decision of the United States board of 
tax appeals, the return required by this section shall be 
made within thirty days after notice of the final determi- 
nation on such appeal. If upon such facts an additional tax 
is due the commonwealth, the commissioner shall assess the 
additional tax, and the corporation shall, within thirty 
days after receipt of notice from the commissioner of the 
amount thereof, pay such additional tax with interest at 
six per cent from October twentieth of the year in which the 
original return of the corporation was due to be filed. If 
upon said facts a less tax is due the commonwealth than that 
paid by the corporation, the state treasurer shall, upon 
certification of the commissioner, repay within thirt^^ days 
such difference with interest at the rate of six per cent from 
the date of the overpayment without any further statutory 
appropriation therefor. The provisions of this section shall 
not be construed to authorize the commissioner to make 
any assessment, the time for making which has by law 
expired, except assessment, with interest as aforesaid, of 
such amount of additional tax as is incident to the increase 
in federal net income, nor to authorize refund in excess of 
the amount of tax paid with respect to the difference in net 
income determined by the federal reduction, with interest 
as aforesaid. Approved March 23, 1927. 



Chap. 149 An Act authorizing the trustees of the college of 
the holy cross to hold additional real and personal 
estate. 



1865, 99, I 3, 
amended. 



Trustees of 
the College 
of the Holy- 
Cross may 
have common 



May sue and 
be sued. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section three of chapter ninety-nine of the acts of eighteen 
hundred and sixty-five is hereby amended by striking out, 
in the twelfth and thirteenth lines, the words ", to an 
amount not exceeding three hundred thousand dollars", — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 3. Said corporation 
may have a common seal, which it may alter or renew at 
pleasure, and all deeds sealed with the seal of said corpora- 
tion, and signed by its order, shall, when made in the cor- 
porate name, be considered in law as the deeds of said 
corporation; and said corporation may sue and be sued in 
all actions, real, personal or mixed, and may prosecute the 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 150, 151, 152. 165 

same to final judgment and execution by the name of the 
Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross; and said corpora- May hold 
tion shall be capable of taking and holding in fee simple or p^eraon^i 
any less estate, by gift, grant, bequest, devise, or otherwise, eatate. 
any lands, tenements, or other estate, real or personal. 

Approved March 23, 1927. 

An Act relative to the filing of plans in registries Qhnj) 15Q 

OF DEEDS. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter thirty-six of the General Laws is hereby amended ^'^^^^'^^^ 
by inserting after section thirteen the following new section: § 13. 
— Section ISA. The registers of deeds, or a majority of ?®^'®'^^a°^ 
them, may from time to time make and amend rules pre- make rules 
scribing the size or sizes of plans which shall be received mfng^orpians 
for record in registries of deeds in which copies of such rules ^^ registries 
are posted as hereinafter provided, the material on which 
the plans shall be made, and other requirements which will 
best effect the preservation for reference of the matter 
shown on such plans. No such rule or any amendment Approval by 
thereof shall take effect until after it has been approved by general. 
the attorney general. Any register of deeds may post a Posting. 
copy of the rules, approved as aforesaid, in a conspicuous 
place in his registry; and, after the expiration of thirty days Plans not con- 
from such posting, no plan which does not, in the opinion of ru^i^'^not re- 
the register, conform to such rules shall be received for ceived, except, 
record therein, except upon payment of a fee of three dollars 
for each such plan in addition to the fees provided by section 
thirty-eight of chapter two hundred and sixty-two. 

Approved March 23, 1927. 

An Act relative to the powers of the brockton police (JJidj) 151 

RELIEF association. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Brockton Police Relief Association, a corporation The Brockton 
duly established by law, acting by its board of directors, Assocla^orf* 
is hereby authorized to pay or cause to be paid from its may pay a 

, "i , . ^, . 1 i !• ,1 certain sum of 

general fund to any member m good standmg, upon the money to a 
death of his wife, such sum of money, not exceeding two dllahof hfs"" 
hundred dollars, as may from time to time be fixed by ^ife. 
vote of said corporation. Approved March 23, 1927. 

An Act authorizing the county of Bristol to pay cer- (Jfidj) 152 

TAIN SUMS of money ON ACCOUNT OF THE DEATH OF 
CHARLES E. WALKER, AN OFFICER OF ITS PRISON CAMP IN 
THE CITY OF ATTLEBORO. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of promoting the public Bristol county 
good, the county of Bristol may pay to the widow and ^^^^asmaof 
minor child, or either of them, of Charles E. Walker, a money on ao- 



166 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 153, 154. 



count of death 
of Charles E. 
Walker. 



Submission to 
county com- 
missioners. 



former officer of its prison camp at Attleboro who was 
killed while in the performance of his duty by an inmate of 
said camp, the amounts to which the said widow and minor 
child, or either of them, would be respectively entitled if 
sections sixty-nine to seventy-five, inclusive, of chapter 
one hundred and fifty-two of the General Laws, as amended, 
had been in effect in said county at the time of said death 
and had provided for compensation in such a case, and 
subject to the conditions set forth in section thirty-one of 
said chapter, as amended. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance during the current year by the county commissioners of 
said county. Approved March 23, 1927. 



Status of 
James J. 
Mahar as 
original mem- 
ber of Boston 
retirement 
system may 
be restored, 
etc. 



Chap. 153 An Act providing for the restoration of james j. 

MAHAR TO HIS STANDING AS AN ORIGINAL MEMBER OF 
THE BOSTON RETIREMENT SYSTEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

For the purpose of promoting the public good, James J. 
Mahar, formerly schoolhouse commissioner of the city of 
Boston and now employed by said city as domestic engineer 
under its school committee, who has faithfully served said 
city continuously since nineteen hundred and two except for 
a period in nineteen hundred and twenty-five of less than 
six months, shall, upon repayment to the Boston retire- 
ment system of the accumulated deductions withdrawn by 
him, become entitled to all the benefits of the Boston re- 
tirement act to which he would have been entitled had his 
service for said city before and after such interruption been 
continuous. 

(This bill, returned by the governor to the senate, the branch 
in which it originated, with his objections thereto, was passed 
by the senate, March 21, and, in concurrence, by the house of 
representatives, March 23, the objections of the governor not- 
withstanding, in the manner prescribed by the constitution; 
and thereby has the "force of a law".) 



Chap. 154: An Act regulating fees for licenses of master and 

JOURNEYMEN PLUMBERS AND FOR RENEWALS THEREOF 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G. L. 142, § 5, 
etc., amended. 



AND EXAMINATIONS THEREFOR. 

Whereas, 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 convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and forty-two of the General Laws, 
as amended in section five by section four of chapter three 
hundred and forty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five, is hereby further amended by striking out said 
section five and inserting in place thereof the following: — 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 155, 156. 167 

Section 5. The fee for the first license of a master plumber Fees for ^ 
shall be fifteen dollars; for any renewal thereof or an ex- Lenses^ltc. 
amination therefor, five dollars. The fee for the first license 
of a journeyman shall be five dollars; for any renewal thereof, 
two dollars; and for an examination therefor, five dollars. 

Approved March 25, 1927. 

An Act establishing a two year term of office for Char)'155 

THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF CHELSEA. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. At the municipal election to be held in the Two year 
city of Chelsea in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- for'mayor '^^ 
seven and in every odd-numbered year thereafter, there Qjjeis'^"^ 
shall be elected a mayor who shall hold office for two years estabUshed. 
from the first Monday of January next following his election 
and until his successor is elected and qualified. 

Section 2. So much of chapter six hundred and eighty Certain in- 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and eleven, and acts in prCviiona 
amendment thereof and in addition thereto, as is incon- repealed, 
sistent herewith is hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This act shall be submitted for acceptance Submission to 
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 Establishing a Two 
Year Term of Office for the Mayor of the City of 
Chelsea', be accepted?" If a majority of the votes 
cast on said question are in the affirmative, this act shall 
thereupon take full effect, otherwise it shall be of no effect 
and the person elected mayor of said city at said election 
shall hold office for one year only from the first Monday of 
January following his election and until his successor is elected 
and qualified. Approved March 25, 1927. 

An Act repealing the inheritance tax on intangible Qfidj) 15g 
property of non-residents. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter sixtj'-five of the g. l. 65, § i, 
General Laws, as amended by chapter three hundred and ^ *^' ^^^^ 
forty-seven and by section one of chapter four hundred and 
three, both of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, 
by chapter one hundred and twenty-eight of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-four, by section one of chapter 
three hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-five and by sections one and two of chap- 
ter one hundred and forty-eight of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-six, is hereby further amended by striking 
out, in the sixth, seventh and eighth lines, the words "and 
all stock in any national bank situated in this common- 
wealth or in any corporation organized under the laws of 



i YES. 




1 NO. 





168 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 156. 



Taxation of 
legacies and 
successions 
including 
tangible per- 
sonal property 
of non- 
resident 
decedents. 



this commonwealth", — and by striking out the last para- 
graph, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. All property 
within the jurisdiction of the commonwealth, corporeal or 
incorporeal, and any interest therein, belonging to inhabitants 
of the commonwealth, and all real estate or any interest 
therein and all tangible personal property within the com- 
monwealth belonging to persons who are not inhabitants 
of the commonwealth, which shall pass by will, or by laws 
regulating intestate succession, or by deed, grant or gift, 
except in cases of a bona fide purchase for full consideration 
in money or money's worth, made in contemplation of the 
death of the grantor or donor or made or intended to take 
effect in possession or enjoyment after his death, and any 
beneficial interest therein which shall arise or accrue by 
survivorship in any form of joint ownership in which the 
decedent joint owner contributed during his life any part 
of the property held in such joint ownership or of the pur- 
chase price thereof, to any person, absolutely or in trust, 
except to or for the use of charitable, educational or re- 
ligious societies or institutions, the property of which is by 
the laws of the commonwealth exempt from taxation, or for 
or upon trust for any charitable purposes to be carried out 
within the commonwealth, or to or for the use of the com- 
monwealth or any town therein for public purposes, shall be 
subject to a tax at the percentage rates fixed by the follow- 
ing table: 



Rates of tax. 







Rate Peh Centum of Tax 


3N Value of 










Property or Interest. 








hi 


9 h 


O M 0) U 


a k< 


<0 k. 


a> u 


CO 




V 


> J) 


t> P > P 


> P 


> ? 


> » 


>• 




> 


O > 


o > o > 


o > 


o ^ 


5 > 


o 




o 


xio 


2o 


-9° 


■5° 


•5° 


•5° 


•2 


Relationship of Bene- 
ficiary TO Deceased. 


o 
a 


c3 


03 


0) 


c3 .^ 
O 




:r 


c9 




2 • 

So 


Soo 


«o- • 


§°g 


s . . 

ooo 
xoo 


Jii 








rso 


jgOO 






*^oo 






?*o 




Hoo 


W°o 


Woo 


Wog 


w8 




OiO 




oira 


ICO 


om 


>o^ 








-HCl 


CI »o 




(M »0 


■0 1-- 


t>-« 






flSS 


a w<o 


c«»«» 


e«r»«» 


0«o«» 


c3«»co 


CWM 


ia«» 




o 


o 


O 


O 


o 


O 


o 


o 


Class A. 


















Husband, wife, father. 


















mother; child, adopted 


















child, adoptive parent, 


















grandchild, 


1% 


1% 


2% 


4% 


5% 


5H% 


6% 


7% 


Class B. 


















Lineal ancestor, except 


















father or mother; hneal 


















descendant, except 


















child or grandchild; 


















lineal descendant of 


















adopted child; lineal 


















ancestor of adoptive 


















parent; wife or widow 


















of a son; husband of a 


















daughter, 


1% 


2% 


4% 


5% 


6% 


7% 


8% 


9% 


Class C. 


















Brother, sister, half 


















brother, half sister. 


















nephew, niece, step- 


















child or step-parent, . 


3% 


5% 


7% 


8% 


9% 


10% 


11% 


12% 


Class D. 


















All others. 


5% 


6% 


7% 


8% 


9% 


10% 


11% 


12% 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 157. 169 

Provided, however, that no property or interest therein, Proviso, 
which shall pass or accrue to or for the use of a person in 
Class A, except a grandchild of the deceased, unless its 
value exceeds ten thousand dollars, and no other property 
or interest therein, unless its value exceeds one thousand 
dollars, shall be subject to the tax imposed by this chapter, 
and no tax shall be exacted upon any property or interest 
so passing or accruing which shall reduce the value of such 
property or interest below said amounts. 

All property and interests therein which shall pass from Uniting of 
a decedent to the same beneficiary by any one or more of coMlctio^ 
the methods hereinbefore specified and all beneficial in- with taxation 
terests which shall accrue in the manner hereinbefore pro- an/fuccfes- 
vided to such beneficiary 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. 

Section 2. Section four of said chapter sixty-five, as Repeals. 
amended by section two of said chapter four hundred and 
three, and section eight of said chapter sixty-five, as amended 
by section sixteen of chapter five hundred and twenty of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, are hereby re- 
pealed. 

Section 3. This act shall apply to estates of persons To what 
dying on or after December first, nineteen hundred and appikabie. 
twenty -six. Approved March 25, 1927. 



An Act authorizing indemnity to policemen, firemen ryj,^^ -i ^7 

AND members of FIRE DEPARTMENTS FOR LOSS OF PAY ^' 

DUE TO ABSENCE FROM DUTY BECAUSE OF INJURIES SUF- 
FERED IN THE PERFORMANCE THEREOF. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter forty-one of the General Laws is hereby amended G- l. 41 § 100, 
by striking out section one hundred and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 100. A city, town, fire or indemnifica- 
water district may indemnify a police officer, fireman or office°s 0° fi*i-e- 
a member of the fire department or a person required to men for loss 
assist a police officer in the discharge of his duties, to an abs^encefrom 
amount not more than the amount recommended by the oHnjurfes'^^^ 
board or officer authorized to appoint police officers, firemen suffered in 
or members of the fire department of such city, town or thereof. 
district, for expenses or damages sustained by him while 
acting as a police officer, fireman or member of the fire de- 
partment or as such assistant, or incurred by him in the 
defence or settlement of an action brought against him for 
acts done by him while so acting, and such damages may 
include loss of pay by reason of absence from duty on the 
part of such officer, fireman or member because of temporary 
incapacity caused by injury suffered through no fault of his 
own while in the actual performance of duty; and, if such 
officer, fireman, member or person be dead, such expenses 
or damages shall be payable to his widow, or, if he leaves no 



170 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 158, 159, 160. 



widow, then to his next of kin who, at the time of his death, 
were dependent upon his wages for support. 

Approved 31 arch 25, 1927. 



1890, 422, § 2, 
amended. 



Chap. 158 An Act relative to the holding of real and personal 

ESTATE BY THE BURBANK HOSPITAL OF FITCHBURG. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section two of chapter four hundred and twenty-two of 

the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety is hereby amended 

by striking out, in the third and fourth lines, the words "to 

the amount of eight hundred thousand dollars", — so as to 

Burbank read as follows: — Section 2. Said corporation shall have 

Fitchburg authority for the purpose aforesaid, and no other, to hold 

J^fand'^er- Tcal and pcrsoual cstatc. Approved 31 arch 25, 1927. 

sonal estate. __ . 

Chap. 159 An Act providing for sittings of the first district 

COURT OF BARNSTABLE IN THE TOWN OF FALMOUTH IN- 
STEAD OF IN THE TOWN OF BOURNE. 

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 twenty-one, by section one of chapter two 
hundred and forty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three and by section one of chapter two hundred 
and twenty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four, is hereby further amended by striking out, in the 
fourth line, the word "Bourne" and inserting in place 
thereof the word: — Falmouth, — so that the paragraph 
contained in the fourth and fifth lines will read as follows: — 
The first district court of Barnstable, held at Barnstable 
and Falmouth; Barnstable, Bourne, Yarmouth, Sandwich, 
Falmouth and Mashpee, 

Section 2. Said court shall be held in the town of 
Falmouth on Saturday of each week, except when a legal 
holiday; and so much of the provisions of section one of 
chapter one hundred and seventy -seven of the acts of 
eighteen hundred and ninety as is inconsistent with this 
section is hereby repealed. Approved 3Iarch 25, 1927. 



0. L. 218, § 1. 
etc., amended. 



First district 
court of 
Barnstable, 
territorial 
jurisdiction. 
Place of hold- 
ing court on 
Saturday. 
Certain in- 
consistent 
provisions re- 
pealed. 



Chap. IQO An Act relative to the setting of fires in the open 

air in BARNSTABLE AND PLYMOUTH COUNTIES. 



G. L. 48, § 13, 
etc., amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirteen of chapter fortj^-eight of the General 
Laws, as amended b}' chapter five hundred and fifteen of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after the word "first" the 
second time it occurs in the second line, the words: — , or 
in Barnstable or Plymouth county at any time unless the 
ground is substantially covered with snow, — so as to read 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 161. 171 

as follows: — Section IS. No person shall set, maintain or Setting, etc., 
increase a fire in the open air between March first and De- af/reguiated. 
cember first, or in Barnstable or Plymouth county at any 
time unless the ground is substantially covered with snow, 
except by written permission of the state fire marshal, 
within the metropolitan fire prevention district as defined 
in section twenty-eight of chapter one hundred and forty- 
eight, or, outside thereof, of the forest warden or chief of 
the fire department in cities and towns, or, in cities having 
such an official, the fire commissioner; provided, that debris Provisos. 
from fields, gardens and orchards, and leaves and rubbish 
from yards may be burned on ploughed fields by the owners 
thereof, their agents or lessees, if such fire is at least two hun- 
dred feet distant from any sprout or forest land and at least 
fifty feet distant from any building and is properly at- 
tended until extinguished; and provided, further, that per- 
sons above the age of eighteen may set or maintain a fire 
for a reasonable purpose upon sandy land, or upon salt 
marshes or sandy or rocky beaches bordering on tide water, 
if the fire is enclosed within rocks, metal or other non- 
inflammable material. The forester may make rules and regulations by 
regulations relating to the granting and revocation of such st^te forester. 
permits binding throughout the commonwealth or any 
part thereof, outside the metropolitan fire prevention dis- 
trict. Such rules and regulations shall take effect subject 
to section thirty-seven of chapter thirty, when approved 
by the governor and council. The forest wardens in towns ^^orcement 
and officials performing the duties of forest wardens in cities of law. 
shall cause public notice to be given of the provisions of 
this section, and shall enforce the same. Whoever violates P<^°aity. 
any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of 
not more than one hundred dollars or by imprisonment for 
not more than one month, or both. 

Approved March 25, 1927. 

An Act providing for biennial municipal elections in Chav.lQl 

THE CITY OF PITTSFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Part I of chapter seven hundred and thirty- l^^'etc!" ^^'* ^' 
two of the acts of nineteen hundred and eleven is hereby amended. 
amended by striking out section four, as affected by section 
two of chapter one hundred and seven of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twelve, and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 4- The municipal election shall take munfc^'ai 
place biennially on the first Tuesday of December, beginning elections in city 
with the year nineteen hundred and twenty-nine. The Municipa^i 
municipal year shall begin on the first Monday of January year. 
in each year. All meetings of the citizens for municipal pur- 
poses shall be called by warrants issued by order of the mayor 
and board of aldermen, which shall be in such form and be 
served and returned in such manner and at such times as 
the city council may by ordinance direct. 



172 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 161. 



1911, 732, 
Part I, § 9, 
etc., amended. 



Mayor, 
election in 
1929, etc., 
term of office, 
etc. 



Duties and 
powers. 



Salary. 



No other 
compensation. 

1911, 732, 
Part I, § 12, 
amended. 



Election of 
aldermen, 
term of office. 



Election of 
common 
council, term 
of office. 



Section 2. Section nine of Part I of said chapter seven 
hundred and thirty-two, as affected by section one of chap- 
ter one hundred and seven of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twelve, and as amended by section one of chapter one 
hundred and fifty-four of the Special Acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and nineteen, is hereby further amended by striking 
out, in the first line, the word "The" and inserting in place 
thereof the words : — Beginning with the biennial mu- 
nicipal election in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
nine, the, — and by striking out, in the second and third 
lines, the words "the municipal year" and inserting in place 
thereof the words: — two municipal years, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 9. Beginning with the biennial mu- 
nicipal election in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
nine, the mayor shall be elected by the qualified voters of 
the entire city and shall hold ofiice for two municipal years 
beginning with the first Monday in January next succeeding 
his election, and until his successor is elected and qualified. 
He shall be the chief executive officer of the city, and it 
shall be his duty to be active and vigilant in causing the 
laws, ordinances and regulations of the city to be enforced, 
and to keep a general supervision over the conduct of all 
subordinate officers. He shall have the power of veto 
provided by general law. He may suspend any officer, and 
may suspend any work or payment whether on contract or 
otherwise for a period not exceeding seven days, but in such 
case he shall report his action with his reasons therefor to 
the city council, which shall take immediate action thereon. 
He may call special meetings of the city council or either 
branch thereof, when in his opinion the interests of the city 
require it, by causing notices to be left at the usual place of 
residence of each member of the board or boards to be con- 
vened. He shall from time to time communicate to the city 
council or either branch thereof such information and 
recommend such measures as the business and interests of 
the city may in his opinion require. He shall, when present, 
preside in the board of aldermen and in convention of the 
two boards, but shall have no vote. He shall receive a 
salary not exceeding eighteen hundred dollars per annum, 
beginning with the first Monday of January, nineteen 
hundred and nineteen, and the same shall be payable at 
stated periods. He shall receive no other compensation 
for his services. 

Section 3. Part I of said chapter seven hundred and 
thirty-two is hereby further amended by striking out section 
twelve and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 12. At the biennial municipal election in the year 
nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, and at each biennial 
municipal election thereafter, one alderman shall be elected 
by and from the qualified voters of each ward, who shall 
hold office for two years from the first Monday of January 
next succeeding his election. The members of the common 
council elected at the municipal election in the year nineteen 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 161. 173 

hundred and twenty-eight shall continue to hold office for 

the term of one year succeeding the expiration of the term 

for which they are elected. At the biennial municipal 

election in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, one 

common councilman shall be elected by and from the 

qualified voters of each ward who shall hold office for two 

years from the first Monday of January next succeeding his 

election. At each biennial municipal election thereafter, 

two common councilmen shall be elected by and from the 

qualified voters of each ward who shall hold office for two 

years from the first Monday of January next succeeding 

their election. No person shall be eligible for election as Eligibility for 

alderman or common councilman who is not at the time of ^'^''*'°°- 

his election a resident of the ward from which he is chosen, 

but a subsequent removal to another ward of said city shall 

not disqualify any such officer from discharging the duties 

of his office. The aldermen and common councilmen shall No^compensa- 

be sworn to the faithful discharge of their duties, and they 

shall receive no compensation for their services. A majority Quorum. 

of each board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction 

of business. 

Section 4. Section thirteen of Part I of said chapter i9ii, 732, 
seven hundred and thirty-two is hereby amended by in- rmenl^ed.^^' 
serting after the word "January" in the first line the words: 

— in the year succeeding each biennial municipal election, 

— and by striking out, in the thirteenth line, the words 
"the municipal year" and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — two municipal years, — so as to read as follows: 

— Section 13. On the first Monday of January in the year Organization 
succeeding each biennial municipal election, at ten o'clock ernment°etc. 
in the forenoon, the mayor, aldermen and common council- 
men elect shall meet in joint convention, when they shall be 

sworn to the faithful discharge of the duties of their respective 
offices. The oath may be administered by the city clerk or 
by any justice of the peace, and a certificate of such oath 
having been taken shall be entered on the journals of the 
board of aldermen and of the common council by their 
respective clerks. After the oath has been administered as 
aforesaid the two boards shall separate. The common 
council shall be organized by the choice of a president and 
clerk, to hold their offices respectively during two municipal 
years. The clerk shall be sworn to the faithful discharge 
of his duties, and his compensation shall be fixed by con- 
current vote of the city council. The board of aldermen 
shall choose a president, who shall preside at the meetings 
of the board of aldermen and of the two councils in joint 
convention in the absence of the mayor. In case of the 
absence of the mayor-elect on the first Monday of January, 
or if the mayor shall not have been elected, the city council 
shall organize itself in the manner hereinbefore provided, 
and may proceed to business in the same manner as if the 
mayor were present, and the oath of office may at any time 
thereafter be administered to the mayor and any member 



174 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 161. 



Each board 
to keep record 
of proceedings. 

1911, 732, 
Part I, § 20, 
etc., amended. 



Election of 
certain city 
officers, terms 
of office. 



Proviso. 

Vacancies. 
Compensation. 



1911, 732, 
Part I, § 34, 
amended. 

School 
committee, 
election, etc. 



of the city council who has been previously absent or has 
been subsequently elected, and every oath shall be duly 
certified as aforesaid. Each board shall keep a record of 
its own proceedings and be the judge of the election of its 
own members. 

Section 5. Section twenty of Part I of said chapter 
seven hundred and thirty-two, as affected by section one of 
chapter one hundred and seven of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twelve, and as amended by section one of 
chapter thirty-one of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred 
and eighteen, is hereby further amended by striking out the 
words "its organization" wherever they occur in said section 
and inserting in place thereof the words: — the beginning 
of the municipal year, — so as to read as follows: — Section 
20. The city council shall annually, as soon after the 
beginning of the municipal year as may be convenient, 
elect by joint ballot in convention, a city physician and a 
city solicitor, who shall be legal voters, and shall hold their 
offices for the term of one year from the first Monday of 
February then next ensuing, and until their successors shall 
be elected and qualified. In every third year, as now 
provided by law, the city council shall elect by joint ballot 
in convention a city clerk and a city auditor, who shall be 
legal voters, and shall hold their offices for three years from 
the first Monday in February following their election and 
until their successors shall be elected and qualified. In the 
year nineteen hundred and nineteen, and in every third 
year thereafter, the cit}^ council shall, as soon after the be- 
ginning of the municipal year as may be convenient, elect 
by joint ballot in convention, a city treasurer and a col- 
lector of taxes, who shall be legal voters, and shall hold 
their offices for the term of three years from the first Monday 
in February following their election, and until their suc- 
cessors shall be elected and qualified: 'provided, however, 
that any officer named in this section may be removed at 
any time by the city council for sufficient cause. Vacancies 
occurring in the above named offices may be filled at any 
time in like manner for the unexpired term. The com- 
pensation of the officers mentioned in this section shall be 
that provided by the concurrent vote of the city council. 

Section 6. Part I of said chapter seven hundred and 
thirty-two is hereby amended by striking out section thirty- 
four and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 
34- The school committee shall consist of the mayor, ex 
officio, who shall be chairman of the board, and fourteen 
other persons, inhabitants of said city, of whom two shall 
be elected by ballot by and from the qualified voters of 
each ward. The members of the school committee elected 
at the municipal election in the year nineteen hundred 
and twenty-seven shall continue to hold office for the term 
of one year succeeding the expiration of the term for 
which they are elected. At the biennial municipal elec- 
tion in the years nineteen hundred and twenty-nine 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 162. 175 

and nineteen hundred and thirty-one, in each ward in 
which the terms of two committeemen expire at the ex- 
piration of the then municipal year, two school committee- 
men shall be elected, the one receiving the second highest 
number of votes for the term of two years and the one re- 
ceiving the highest number of votes for the term of four 
years; and in each ward in which the term of one com- 
mitteeman only expires at the expiration of the then mu- 
nicipal year, one committeeman shall be elected for the 
term of four years. At each biennial municipal election 
thereafter one member of the committee shall be elected 
from each ward to serve for the term of four years from 
the first Monday of January next succeeding his election. 
Any vacancy occurring in said committee may be filled by Vacancies. 
ballot until the next biennial municipal election by the 
joint ballot of the city council and school committee in con- 
vention; and for the unexpired term thereafter shall be 
filled at the first biennial municipal election after such 
vacancy occurs. The members of the committee shall serve No compensa- 
without compensation. Said committee shall annually *?°°". 
elect one of their number as chairm.an, to serve in the ab- 
sence of the mayor. Said committee shall annually appoint 
one of their number to attend the meetings of the board of 
aldermen and common council for the purpose hereinafter 
mentioned, and said committee shall annually appoint a 
secretar^'^, one of their number, who shall be under their 
direction and control. They shall annually appoint, but 
not of their own number, a superintendent of schools. The 
committee shall fix the salaries of such secretary and superin- 
tendent and may remove them for sufficient cause. 

Section 7. This act shall be submitted for acceptance Submission to 
to the registered voters of the city of Pittsfield at the city '*'°*^ers, etc. 
election to be held in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
seven, in the form of the following question which shall be 
placed upon the official ballot to be used at said election: — 
"Shall an act of the general court passed in the current 
year, entitled 'An Act providing for biennial municipal 
elections in the city of Pittsfield', be accepted?" If a 
majority of the voters voting thereon vote in the affirmative 
in answer to said question, then this act shall take effect for 
the regular municipal election in the year nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-nine and thereafter, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 25, 1927. 

An Act authorizing the Berkshire street railway Qhnjj i Ao 

COMPANY TO TAKE LAND BY EMINENT DOMAIN FOR THE "* 

ERECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF POLES AND WIRES FOR 
THE TRANSMISSION OF ELECTRICITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section four of chapter one hundred and twenty-seven of 1^P'*"^'j^1' 
the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen is hereby 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following: — Said 



176 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 162. 



Construction 
of lines for 
transmission 
of electricity 
by Berkshire 
Street Rail- 
way Company, 
petition to de- 
partment of 
public 
utilities. 



Department 
may deter- 
mine that line 
is necessary, 
etc. 

Public hear- 
ings in towns 
affected. 



Eminent 

domain 

takings. 



Department to 
transmit 
certified copy 
of order. 

Change of 
route of line. 



Dismissal of 
petition. 

New petition. 



Procedure 
upon takings. 

Right to cease, 
if, etc. 



Restrictions 
as to takings, 
etc. 



company may petition the department of public utilities for 
authority to construct and use or to continue to use as 
constructed or with altered construction a line for the trans- 
mission of electricity for supplying electricity to itself or for 
any purpose authorized by this act or said chapter four 
hundred and sixty-five, and shall represent that such line 
will or does serve the public convenience and is consistent 
with the public interest. The company shall file with such 
petition a general description of such transmission line and 
a map or plan showing the towns through which the line 
will or does pass and its general location. The company 
shall also furnish an estimate showing in reasonable detail 
the cost of the line and such additional maps and informa- 
tion as the department requires. The department, after 
notice and a public hearing in one or more of the towns 
affected, may determine that said line is necessary for the 
purpose alleged, and will serve the public convenience and 
is consistent with the public interest. If the company 
shall file with the department a map or plan of the trans- 
mission line showing the towns through which it will or 
does pass, the public ways, railroads and railways in the 
towns named in said petition which it will cross, and the 
extent to which it will be located upon private land or upon, 
under or along public ways and places, the department, 
after such notice as it may direct, shall give a public hearing 
or hearings in one or more of the towns through which the 
line passes or is intended to pass and may by order au- 
thorize the company to take by eminent domain under 
chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws such lands, or 
such rights of way or widenings thereof, or other ease- 
ments therein necessary for the construction and use or 
continued use as constructed or with altered construction 
of such line along the route prescribed in the order of the 
department. The department shall transmit a certified 
copy of its order to the company and the clerk of each such 
town. The company may at any time before such hearing 
change or modify the whole or a part of the route of said 
line, either of its own motion or at the instance of the de- 
partment or otherwise, and, in such case, shall file with 
the department maps, plans and estimates as aforesaid 
showing such changes. If the department dismisses the 
petition at any stage in said proceedings, no further action 
shall be taken thereon, but the company may file a new 
petition after the expiration of a year from such dismissal. 
When a taking under this section is effected, the company 
may forthwith, except as hereinafter provided, proceed to 
erect, maintain and operate thereon said line. If the com- 
pany shall not enter upon and construct such line upon the 
land so taken within one year thereafter, its right under 
such taking shall cease and determine. No lands or rights 
of way or other easements therein shall be taken by eminent 
domain under the provisions of this section in any public 
way, public place, park or reservation, or belonging to or 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 163, 164. 177 

within the location of any railroad, electric railroad, street 
railway, telephone or telegraph company except with the 
consent of such company and on such terms and conditions 
as it ma}' impose; and no electricity shall be transmitted 
over any land, right of way or other easement taken by 
eminent domain as herein provided until the company 
taking the same shall have acquired from the board of 
aldermen or selectmen or from such other authorities as 
may have jurisdiction all necessary rights in the public 
ways or public places in the town or towns, or in any park 
or reservation, through which the line will or does pass. 

Approved March 25, 1927. 



An Act relative to the disposition of certain un- Chav. 163 

CLAIMED AND ABANDONED PROPERTY IN THE POSSESSION 
OF POLICE DEPARTMENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and thirty-five of the General Laws g. l. 135, § 8, 
is hereby amended by striking out section eight and insert- amended. 
ing in place thereof the following: — Section 8. If such Sale of certain 
property remains unclaimed in the possession of such police aband^^ed*"'^ 
department or member thereof for six months and the property in 

'■ ,1 » I'l i>ii !• • 1 possession of 

owner thereoi or nis place 01 abode or busmess is unknown, police depart- 

or if the owner and his place of abode or business are known '"®°*^- 

and the owner, after receipt by registered mail of a written 

notice from such department or member to take possession 

of said property, refuses or fails for a period of ten days 

following said receipt so to do, such department may sell 

the same, excepting money unclaimed, by public auction, 

notice of the time and place of sale, with a description of Publication of 

the property to be sold, first being given by publishing the 

same once in each of three successive weeks in a newspaper 

published in such city. Approved March 25, 1927. 



An Act relative to allegation and proof of the ex- Qhav 164 

ISTENCE of a public WAY IN CIVIL ACTIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirty of chapter two hundred and thirty-one of G- ^- j^^j- 5 ^o, 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the ^™^° 
word "corporation" in the third line the words: — , or that 
a place is a public way, — so as to read as follows: — Sec- Representative 
tion 30. If it is alleged in any civil action or proceeding that cap'^acSy'^^or 
a party is an executor, administrator, guardian, trustee, existence of 
assignee, conservator or receiver or is a corporation, or that admitt^%n- 
a place is a public way, such allegation shall be taken as ^^^^' ^^''• 
admitted unless the party controverting it files in court, 
within the time allowed for the answer thereto, or within ten 
days after the filing of the paper containing such allegation, 
a special demand for its proof. Approved March 25, 1927. 



178 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 165, 166, 167. 



Chap.lQ5 An Act changing the statutory name of overseers of 

THE POOR TO BOARDS OF PUBLIC WELFARE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The overseers of the poor or other body, however named, 
having like powers in each city or town which has not 
accepted section thirty-four A of chapter forty-one of the 
General Laws, inserted by chapter twenty-six of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, shall hereafter be 
known as the board of public welfare; but said change of 
name shall in no respect affect the rights, powers, duties or 
tenure of office of said overseers or other body. This act 
shall not apply to the overseers of the public welfare in the 
city of Boston. Approved March 25, 1927. 



Change of 
name of over- 
seers of the 
poor to boards 
of public wel- 
fare in certain 
cities and 
towns. 



Not applicable 
to Boston. 



Chap 



O. L. 276, § 94, 
amended. 



Expenses of 

probation 

officers. 



165 An Act relative to traveling expenses of probation 
officers of district courts and the boston juvenile 
court in attending certain conferences. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follov)s: 

Section ninety-four of chapter two hundred and seventy- 
six of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, 
in the eighth line, the word "two" and inserting in place 
thereof the word : — three, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 94- The reasonable expenses incurred by proba- 
tion officers of the superior court in the performance of their 
duties shall be approved and apportioned by the court, and 
paid by the county to which they are thus apportioned. 
Probation officers of district courts and of the Boston 
juvenile court shall be reimbursed by the county for their 
actual disbursements for necessary expenses incurred while 
in the performance of their duties, including their reasonable 
traveling expenses in attending conferences authorized by 
section ninety-nine, not exceeding three hundred dollars to 
each in any one year, upon vouchers approved by the court 
by which they are appointed. Approved March 25, 1927. 



Chap 



G. L. 236, § 47, 
etc., amended. 



Levy of 
execution on 
land fraudu- 



167 An Act relative to the limitation of actions to re- 
cover POSSESSION OF LAND FRAUDULENTLY HELD AND 
SOLD ON EXECUTION, TO PERFECT THE LEVY THEREOF. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section forty-seven of chapter two hundred 
and thirty-six of the General Laws, as amended by section 
three of chapter two himdred and seventeen of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twentj^-five, is hereby further amended 
by inserting after the word "deeds" in the ninth line, the 
following: — in the case of a levy by set-off or after the 
recording of the deed therein in the case of a levy by sale, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 1^7 . If an execution is 
levied on land or rights the record title to which fraudulently 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 168. 179 

stands in the name of a person other than the debtor and vTid^nf^*^^ 
such other person is in possession claiming title thereto, the action for 
levy shall be void unless the judgment creditor to whom the commenced^ 
land is set off or the purchaser at the sale or a person law- within one 

«,,,.. 1-1 (>ji !• • year, etc. 

tully claimmg under either ot them commences his action to 
recover possession thereof within one year after the record- 
ing of the execution and return in the registry of deeds in 
the case of a levy by set-off or after the recording of the 
deed therein in the case of a levy by sale; and such land or Redemption 
rights so set off or sold may be redeemed by the defendant g£'^ '^<^f®'^'*^'^*> 
in said action or by any person lawfully claiming under 
him, within three months from the date of the judgment 
recovered in said action for possession, in the manner and 
according to the terms and conditions provided in section 
thirty-three upon payment of the costs of such action for 
possession. 

Section 2. Any action to recover possession of land ^i°reco™Jry 
sold on an execution issued on a judgment rendered after of possession 
September thirtieth, nineteen hundred and twenty-five, and execution, to 
prior to the effective date of this act which is required by thereof/^^^ 
said section forty-seven to perfect the levy of such execu- 
tion may be brought not later than one year after said 
effective date. Approved March 25, 1927. 



An Act to authorize the appointment of certain CA-a^). 168 

CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS AS GUARDIANS OF MINOR 
CHILDREN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and nineteen of the General Laws gl. 119 new 
is hereby amended by inserting after section thirty -six § 36. 
the following new section: — Section 36 A. Any charitable ^pp°^^^"^®'^t 
corporation, organized under general or special laws of charitable 
the commonwealth for the purpose of and engaged prin- as^uardians 
cipally in the care of children, may, with the written ap- of minor chii- 
proval in each instance of the department, be appointed ized. 
guardian of any minor child, and, when so appointed, such 
a corporation shall have the same powers, duties and obli- 
gations, shall be subject to the same restrictions, as are 
prescribed for guardians of minor children by general law. 
The department may grant or refuse such approval after a"to^fita*'°'t 
such investigation as to the fitness and suitability of the serve. 
corporation to serve in such capacity as it deems expedient. 
Nothing in this act shall be construed to require any chari- provarofde- 
table corporation now authorized by special law to be ap- partmentof 
pointed guardian of minor children to obtain the written Eotrequfre"^ 
approval of the department of public welfare in case of cor^oJatfons 
any appointment as such guardian. 

Approved March, 25, 1927. 



180 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 169, 170, 171. 



Chap.lQd An Act relative to the sale of industrial alcohol, 

SO-CALLED, TO CERTAIN MINORS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

G- 1^-^38, § 37, Chapter one hundred and thirty-eight of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out section thirty-seven and 
Offence of inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 37. The 

of industrial salc of methyl alcohol, wood alcohol, so-called, denatured 
ficSised^persons alcohol, or any preparation containing alcohol as described 
or to certain jq scction thirty-four, by a person not licensed as required 
by sections thirty-four and thirty-five, or by a licensee to 
a person under sixteen years of age or to any person without 
reasonable investigation and inquiry to determine that the 
same is not to be used for drinking purposes, shall con- 
stitute the offence of unlawful sale of alcohol and may be 
described as such in any complaint or indictment without 
more; but a person so charged shall be entitled to a bill of 
particulars in accordance with section forty of chapter two 
hundred and seventy-seven. Approved March 25, 1927. 



Chap.170 



The Resilient 
Mat Co. 
revived. 



When 
operative. 



An Act reviving the resilient mat co. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Resilient Mat Co., a corporation dis- 
solved by chapter two hundred and thirty-eight of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby revived with 
the same powers, duties and obligations as if said chapter 
had not been passed. 

Section 2. This act shall be operative as of March 
thirty-first, nineteen hundred and twenty-six. 

Approved March 25, 1927. 



ChaV 171 A^ ■^^'^ providing for the consolidation of the FIRST 
CHURCH AND OF THE PARISH OF THE FIRST CHURCH OF 



Consolidation 
of the First 
Church and of 
the parish of 
the First 
Church of 
Christ, Con- 
gregational, 
in Springfield, 
Massachusetts. 
Submission to 
members, etc. 



Proviso. 



CHRIST, 

SETTS. 



CONGREGATIONAL, IN SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHU- 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The corporate bodies of the First Church 
and of the parish of the First Church of Christ, Congre- 
gational, in Springfield, Massachusetts, are hereby merged 
and consolidated into one corporation to be known as the 
First Church of Christ, Congregational, in Springfield, 
Massachusetts. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by vote of the members of each of the two corporate 
bodies aforesaid, at meetings duly notified and called for 
the purpose; provided, that such acceptances occur within 
six months from the passage of this act. 

Approved March 25, 1927. 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 172, 173. 181 



An Act relative to the sale or furnishing of certain (JJiQ^n \'J2 

AMMUNITION TO MINORS OVER FIFTEEN YEARS OF AGE, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and forty of the General Laws, as o. l. ho, 
amended in section one hundred and thirty by section eight fmencfed.' 
of chapter four hundred and eighty-five of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby further amended 
by striking out said section one hundred and thirty and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 250. Penalty for 
Whoever sells or furnishes to a minor under the age of armsretc, to 
fifteen or to an unnaturalized foreign-born person any and'tocertein 
firearm, air gun or other dangerous weapon or ammunition aliens. 
therefor, or whoever sells or furnishes to any minor fifteen 
years of age or over who does not possess and display a 
license then in force to carry a pistol or revolver issued to 
him under section one hundred and thirty-one ammunition 
for any firearm as defined in section one hundred and twenty- 
one, shall, except as provided by section one hundred and 
twenty-eight, be punished by a fine of not less than one 
hundred nor more than five hundred dollars; but instructors 
and teachers may furnish military weapons to pupils for 
instruction and drill. Approved March 25, 1927. 



An Act relative to the disposition of certain sums n^Q^ lyQ 

PAID TO the teachers' RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION BY ^' 

CERTAIN DECEASED TEACHERS FOR THE PURPOSE OF AC- 
QUIRING MEMBERSHIP THEREIN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Paragraph (3) of section seven of chapter thirty-two of g l 32, § 7, 
the General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter amended. 
two hundred and sixty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-four, is hereby further amended by adding at 
the end thereof the following: — If a teacher dies before 
said full amount has been accumulated, his total contribu- 
tions, with regular interest thereon, shall be paid to the 
person or persons entitled, as if constituting a sum due a 
deceased member, in accordance with section thirty-three, — 
so as to read as follows: — (5) Any teacher who entered the Certain 
service of the public schools before July first, nineteen become^ ™^^ 
hundred and fourteen, who has not become a member of the members of 
association, may hereafter, before attaining the age of tir"ement 
seventy, upon written application to the board, become a association. 
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 hundred and fourteen. 
Such a teacher may make application for membership and Mayac- 

, . . . p^^ , . . , . 1 cumulate in 

accumulate in the annuity fund in instalments, in accord- annuity fund 
ance with such rules as the board shall adopt, the amount sM^for '^^'^^ 



182 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 174, 175. 



membership, 
etc. 



Proviso. 
Discontinu- 
ance of 
payments, 
etc. 



Disposition 
of contribu- 
tions if teacher 
dies before 
accumulation 
of full 
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 with- 
draw his total contributions with the regular interest thereon. 
If a teacher dies before said full amount has been accumu- 
lated, his total contributions, with regular interest thereon, 
shall be paid to the person or persons entitled, as if con- 
stituting a sum due a deceased member, in accordance with 
section thirty -three. Approved March 25, 1927, 



Chap. 174: An Act repealing certain provisions of law relative 
to the fisheries in taunton great river and its 
tributaries. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Repeal. SECTION 1. Section two of chapter seventy-three of the 

acts of eighteen hundred and sixty-three is hereby repealed. 

Effective date. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect from and after 
December thirty-first of the current year. 

Approved March 25, 1927. 



G. L. 136, § 6, 
amended. 



Chap. 175 An Act authorizing the sale on the lord's day of 

GASOLINE, OIL AND ACCESSORIES FOR USE IN CONNECTION 
WITH THE OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES, MOTOR BOATS 
AND AIR CRAFT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section six of chapter one hundred and thirty-six of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"vehicles" in the twenty-first line the following: — ; the 
sale of gasoline and oil for use, and the retail sale of acces- 
sories for immediate necessary use, in connection with the 
operation of motor vehicles, motor boats and air craft, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 6. The preceding section 
shall not prohibit the manufacture and distribution of 
steam, gas or electricity for illuminating purposes, heat or 
motive power; the distribution of water for fire or domestic 
purposes; the use of the telegraph or the telephone; the 
retail sale of drugs and medicines, or articles ordered by the 
prescription of a physician, or mechanical appliances used 
by physicians or surgeons; the retail sale of tobacco in any 
of its forms by licensed innholders, common victuallers, 
druggists and newsdealers whose stores are open for the 
sale of newspapers every day in the week; the retail sale of 
ice cream, soda water and confectionery by licensed inn- 
holders and druggists, and by such licensed common vict- 
uallers as are not also licensed to sell certain non-intoxi- 
cating beverages, as defined in section one of chapter one 



Certain busi- 
ness not 
prohibited on 
Lord's day. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 175. 183 

hundred and thirty-eight, and who are authorized to keep Certain busi- 
open their places of business on the Lord's day; the sale of prohibited on 
ice cream, soda water, confectionery or fruit by persons Lord's day. 
licensed under the following section or the keeping open of 
their places of business for the sale thereof; work^lawfully 
done by persons working under permits granted under 
section nine; the sale by licensed innholders and common 
victuallers of meals such as are usually served by them, 
consisting in no part of intoxicating liquors, which meals are 
cooked on the premises but are not to be consumed thereon; 
the operation of motor vehicles; the sale of gasoline and oil 
for use, and the retail sale of accessories for immediate 
necessary use, in connection with the operation of motor 
vehicles, motor boats and air craft; the letting of horses 
and carriages or of boats; unpaid work on pleasure boats; 
the running of steam ferry boats on established routes; the 
running of street railway cars; the running of steamboat 
lines and trains or of steamboats, if authorized under section 
nineteen; the preparation, printing and publication of 
newspapers, or the sale and delivery thereof; the wholesale 
or retail sale and delivery of milk, or the transportation 
thereof, or the delivery of ice cream; the making of butter 
and cheese; the keeping open of public bath houses; the 
making or selling by bakers or their employees, before ten 
o'clock in the forenoon and between the hours of four 
o'clock and half past six o'clock in the afternoon, of bread 
or other food usually dealt in by them; the selling of kosher 
meat by any person who, according to his religious belief, 
observes Saturday as the Lord's day by closing his place of 
business during the day until six o'clock in the afternoon 
or the keeping open of his shop on the Lord's day for the 
sale of kosher meat between the hours of six o'clock and 
ten o'clock in the forenoon; the performing of secular 
business and labor on the Lord's day by any person who 
conscientiously believes that the seventh day of the week 
ought to be observed as the Sabbath and actually refrains 
from secular business and labor on that day, if he disturbs 
no other person thereby; the carrying on of the business of 
bootblack before eleven o'clock in the forenoon; the digging 
of clams; the icing and dressing of fish; the cultivation of 
land, and the raising, harvesting, conserving and trans- 
porting of agricultural products during the existence of war 
between the United States and any other nation and until 
the first day of January following the termination thereof; 
the sale of catalogues of pictures and other works of art in 
exhibitions held by societies organized for the purpose of 
promoting education in the fine arts or the exposure of 
photographic plates and films for pleasure, if the pictures to 
be made therefrom are not intended to be sold and are not 
sold. Approved March 25, 1927, 



184 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 176, 177. 



Boundary line 
between 
towns of 
Dover and 
Walpole es- 
tablished. 



Chap. 176 An Act to establish the boundary line between the 

TOWNS OF DOVER AND WALPOLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The following described line shall hereafter 
be the boundary line between the towns of Dover and 
Walpole: Beginning at a stone bound in the present Dover- 
Medfield town line, said bound bearing N9-05-30W four 
and ninety-six one hundredths feet from the town bound 
on the southerly side of County street at the Dover-Med- 
field-Walpole town corners; thence in a generally easterly 
direction following the southerly line of said County street 
as now laid out, to a town bound at an angle in said town 
line where said town line crosses said County street; thence 
northerly in said town line sixty (60) feet across said County 
street to a town bound in the northerly line of said County 
street; thence easterly in the northerly line of said County 
street as now laid out, to a stone bound in the Walpole- 
Westwood town line, said bound being thirty-nine (39) 
feet southerly from a town bound on the northerly side of 
said County street in the Dover- Westwood town line. 

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

Approved March 28, 1927. 



Chap. 177 An Act relative to the issue by the commonwealth of 

TEMPORARY NOTES IN CONNECTION WITH THE LAYING 
out AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE SOUTHERN TRAFFIC ROUTE, 
SO-CALLED. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would in 
part defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to 
be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preser- 
vation of the public convenience. 



1925, 330, § 5. 
etc., amended. 



Issue of 
temporary 
notes by state 
treasurer for 
payment of 
cost of con- 
struction of 
southern 
traffic route. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section five of chapter three hundred and thirty of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, as amended by 
section five of chapter three hundred and sixty-nine of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby further 
amended by striking out the second paragraph and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: — The state treasurer 
shall, upon the request of the division and subject to the 
approval of the governor and council, issue and sell at public 
or private sale temporary notes of the commonwealth to an 
amount to be specified from time to time by the division, 
sufficient to provide means for the payment of the two 
thirds of the cost of the work to be borne bj^ the cities of 
Boston and Quincy, and by the cities and towns of the metro- 
politan parks district including Boston and Quincy. All 
such temporary notes shall be issued, and may be renewed, 
for such maximum term of years as the governor may recom- 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 178. 185 

mend to the general court in accordance with section three 
of Article LXII of the amendments to the constitution of 
the commonwealth and shall bear interest payable semi- 
annually at such rate as shall be fixed by the state treas- 
urer, with the approval of the governor and council. The 
total amount of any notes issued hereunder shall not exceed 
the sum of one million two hundred thousand dollars. 

Approved March 28, 1927. 

An Act providing for the imposition of an estate tax. Chap. 17S 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would be Emergency 
inconsistent with its convenient administration, therefore ^"^^"^ ®" 
it 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. The General Laws are hereby amended by g. l., new 
inserting after chapter sixty-five, under the title TAXATION chapter 65 ^^ 
OF TRANSFERS OF CERTAIN ESTATES, the following 
new chapter: — 

Chapter 65A. 
Taxation of Transfers of Certain Estates. 
Section 1. A tax is hereby imposed upon the transfer of imposition of 
the estate of every person dying after February twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-six, who at the time of death 
was a resident of this commonwealth, the amount of which 
shall be the amount by which eighty per cent of the estate tax 
payable to the United States under the provisions of the federal 
revenue act of nineteen hundred and twenty-six shall exceed 
the aggregate amount of all estate, inheritance, legacy and 
succession taxes actually paid to the several states of the 
United States in respect to any property owned by such 
decedent or subject to such taxes as a part of or in con- 
nection with his estate. Section 2. The tax imposed by Tax, when due 
this chapter shall become due and payable at the expiration ^"*^ payable. 
of eighteen months from the date of death, and executors, 
administrators, trustees, grantees, donees, beneficiaries and 
surviving joint owners shall be and remain liable for the 
tax until it is paid. If the tax is not paid when due, in- interest if not 
terest at the rate of six per cent per annum shall be charged ^^^ ' ® *'' 
and collected from the time the same became payable. 
The commissioner of corporations and taxation, herein- Extension of 
after called the commissioner, may, however, for cause ment,°e'tc'.^^' 
shown extend the time for payment with or without in- 
terest for such period as the circumstances require. Section Tax paid to be 
S. If after the payment of the tax under this chapter there against tax 
shall become payable a tax under chapter sixty-five upon ^hapt'er eTiff 
any future interest in any property owned by such de- etc. 
cedent or subject to such tax as a part of or in connection 
with his estate the tax paid under this chapter shall be 



ader 



186 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 178. 



Certain pro- 
visions of law 
to be 
effective, etc. 



No lien, etc. 



Filing of re- 
turns, etc. 



Persons other 
than executor 
or adminis- 
trator paying 
tax, etc., to be 
reimbursed, 
etc. 



Tax imposed 
to be changed 
upon increase 
or decrease of 
certain tax 
imposed by 
federal revenue 
act, etc. 



Chapter to 
become void 
and of no 
effect, etc. 



Refund. 



credited against such tax under said chapter sixty-five, but 
the amount so credited shall not in any event exceed the 
amount of the tax on such future interest. Section 4- The 
provisions of section twenty-seven of chapter fifty-eight 
relative to the repayment of illegal taxes and all provisions 
of said chapter sixty-five relative to the determination, 
certification and collection of the tax imposed by said chap- 
ter, relative to the refund or recovery of taxes assessed and 
collected without authority of law and relative to the de- 
termination of questions concerning the tax and all necessary 
administrative provisions of said chapter sixty-five shall also 
be effective in reference to all corresponding matters arising 
in connection with the tax hereunder, except that no lien 
shall attach to any property of any estate on account of 
the tax imposed hereunder. The commissioner shall have 
authority to require all persons or corporations liable for the 
payment of taxes hereunder to file returns in such form as 
he may prescribe. Section 5. If the tax or any part thereof 
is paid by, or collected out of that part of the estate passing 
to or in the possession of, any person other than the ex- 
ecutor or administrator in his capacity as such, such person 
shall be entitled to reimbursement out of any part of the 
estate still undistributed or to a just and equitable con- 
tribution by the persons whose interest in the estate of the 
decedent would have been reduced if the tax had been paid 
before the distribution of the estate or whose interest is 
subject to equal or prior liability for the payment of taxes, 
debts or other charges against the estate. Section 6. If the 
amount of tax imposed by Title III of said revenue act shall 
be increased or decreased as affecting an estate taxable 
hereunder subsequent to the payment of the tax on ac- 
count of such estate imposed by section one of this chapter 
the tax imposed upon such estate hereunder shall be changed 
accordingly. Any additional tax shall be assessed by the 
commissioner and paid within thirty days after the date of 
the notice from the commissioner of the amount thereof. 
Any excess tax received by the commonwealth shall be 
refunded within thirty days after the amount shall have 
been certified by the commissioner with interest at six per 
cent from the date of payment, without appropriation. 
Section 7. This chapter shall become void and of no effect 
in respect to the estates of persons who die subsequent to 
the effective date of the repeal of Title III of said federal 
revenue act or of the provision thereof providing for a credit 
of the taxes paid to the several states of the United States 
not exceeding eighty per cent of the tax imposed by said 
Title III. If said provision for such a credit shall be de- 
clared void, this chapter shall be null and void and all taxes 
paid hereunder shall be refunded with interest at six per 
cent from the date of payment, and the time for bringing 
any petition in accordance with the provisions of said 
chapter sixty-five shall be extended for one year from the 
date when said provision shall be declared void. 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 179, 180. 187 

Section 2. This act shall take effect June first of the Effective date. 
current year as a continuation of the provisions of chapter 
three hundred and fifty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-six which expire by their own limitation. 

Approved March 28, 1927. 



Chap.179 



An Act to re-establish a portion of the town line 
between the towns of norfolk and walpole. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The following described line shall hereafter Portion of 
constitute a portion of the boundary line between the towns between^ 
of Norfolk and Walpole: Beginning at the present Norfolk- Norfoik^and 
Walpole town bound number four, as shown in the Massa- Waipoiere- 
chusetts state atlas, about four hundred feet westerly of the ^'' ^ 
junction of West and Bird streets; thence north twenty-two 
degrees fifty-nine minutes west and approximately seven 
and five tenths feet distant to a point in the northerly line 
of Main street in said town of Norfolk, as laid out by the 
Norfolk county commissioners; thence along said northerly 
line of Main street to its intersection with the easterly line 
of Bird street in said town of Norfolk approximately twenty- 
five feet northerly of the present Norfolk-Walpole town 
bound number three, as shown in said atlas, marking an 
angle in the present boundary line. 

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

Approved March 28, 1927. 

An Act relative to sewer assessments in the town (7/iai>.180 

OF WINCHESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The water and sewer board of the town of ^^.g^boal-d 
Winchester may determine the value of the benefit or ad- of Winchester 
vantage to every parcel of real estate in the town beyond toIL of ^'^'"''^^ 
the general advantage to all real estate therein from the es'tateVom^^^ 
construction hereafter of any sewer or extension of any construction 
existing sewer or from the doing of any other work in con- ° ''^^^"^■ 
nection therewith, except particular sewers from common 
sewers to the lines of ways, and may assess on every such Assessment. 
parcel a proportionate share of such part, not exceeding 
two thirds, of the expenses incurred by the town for the 
improvements aforesaid, as said board shall deem just; 
provided, that no assessment on any parcel of real estate Proviso. 
shall exceed the value of the special benefit to that parcel. 

Section 2. The town of Winchester may, at any town Town may 
meeting, determine by vote or provide by by-laAV that not vote"etc.! that 
exceeding two thirds of the cost of the construction there- assessments on 
after of any sewer or extension of any existing sewer or the benefited 
doing of any other work in connection therewith, except ^oTewieed" 
particular sewers from common sewers to the lines of ways, two thirds of 

cost 01 COD™ 

shall be assessed upon the estates specially benefited thereby, struction of 
and that such cost shall be the actual expense incurred for ^®^^"^' ^^- 



188 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 181. 



Board to 
apportion 
proportionate 
part of cost, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



Certain pro- 
visions of law 
to apply. 



Assessments to 
be lien, etc. 



Town may 
assess cost of 
construction 
and extension 
of sewer sys- 
tem, etc. 



any such construction or extension and other work in con- 
nection therewith, or the average cost, to be determined by 
the water and sewer board of said town in each year, of such 
construction and extension and other work in connection 
therewith in a period of not less than three years next pre- 
ceding and excluding or including the year in which such 
average cost is to be determined, and in all such cases the 
water and sewer board shall apportion the proportionate 
part of the cost thereof prescribed by such vote or by-law 
upon the estates that they shall determine to be specially 
benefited by such improvement according to the frontage 
of estates upon any street or way in which a sewer is con- 
structed, or according to the area of the estates within a 
specified distance from such street or way, or according to 
both frontage and area; 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 applicable and not inconsistent 
herewith, and the provisions of chapter eighty of the Gen- 
eral Laws relative to the apportionment, division, reassess- 
ment, abatement and collection of assessments, and to in- 
terest, shall apply to assessments made under this act. 
Assessments made upon any estate under section one or 
two of this act shall be a lien upon the entire estate as as- 
sessed by the assessors of said town, notwithstanding that 
such assessments may have been determined with reference 
to only a portion thereof. 

Section 4. Nothing contained in this act or in chapter 
five hundred and five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twelve shall prevent the town of Winchester from assessing 
the cost of the construction and extension of its sewer 
system, or the cost of the construction hereafter of any 
sewer or extension of any existing sewer, and the doing of 
any other work in connection therewith in accordance with 
any method authorized by general law. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 28, 1927. 



Chap. 181 An Act relative to appeals in proceedings against 

WAYWARD AND DELINQUENT CHILDREN. 



G. L. 119, I 56, 
amended. 



Hearings 
upon cases of 
delinquent 
children. 



Appeal. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and nineteen of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 
fifty-six and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 66. Hearings upon cases arising under sections 
fifty-two to sixty-three, inclusive, may be adjourned from 
time to time. A child adjudged a wayward child or de- 
linquent child may appeal to the superior court upon ad- 
judication, and also may appeal to said court at the time 
of the order of commitment or sentence in which event the 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 182. 189 

entire case shall be before said court as if originally com- 
menced therein, and such child shall, at the time of such 
adjudication and also at the time of such order of commit- 
ment or sentence, be notified of his right to appeal. The Appeal to be 
appeal, if taken, shall be entered, tried and determined in juvenUe ses- 
like manner as appeals in criminal cases, except that the sion of 
trial of the said appeals in the superior court shall not be etc!^"""^ ''°^^ ' 
in conjunction with the other business of that court, but 
shall be held in a session set apart and devoted for the 
time being exclusively to the trial of juvenile cases. This 
shall be known as the juvenile session of the superior court, 
and shall have a separate trial list and docket. All juvenile 
appeal cases in the superior court shall be transferred to this 
list, and shall be tried, unless otherwise disposed of by 
direct order of the court. In any appeal case the superior investigation 
court, before passing sentence or before ordering other dis- offi^er!^^*'"'^ 
position, shall be supplied with a report of any investigation 
thereon made by the probation officer of the court from 
which the appeal was taken. Section thirty-five of chapter Certain pro- 
two hundred and seventj'-six and section eighteen of chap- to^amfiy^^^^ 
ter two hundred and seventy-eight, relative to recognizances 
in cases continued or appealed, shall apply to cases arising 
under sections fifty-two to sixty-three, inclusive. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect on the first day of Effective date. 
July in the current year. Approved March 28, 1927. 



An Act providing that classifications and premium fhnj) ico 

CHARGES FOR MOTOR VEHICLE BONDS MAY BE SEPARATE ^' 

AND DISTINCT FROM CLASSIFICATIONS AND PREMIUM 
CHARGES FOR MOTOR VEHICLE POLICIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the General 9{^h^^^' 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out section one hundred amended. " 
and thirteen B, inserted by section four of chapter three 
hundred and forty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five, and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 113B. No company'- shall issue any motor vehicle Motor 
liability policy or act as surety on any motor vehicle liability bfuty poUcies 
bond, both as defined in section thirty-four A of chapter or bonds, 
ninety, until it has filed with the commissioner, in such approval of 
form and detail as he may prescribe the classifications of of'^rfskra^nd"^ 
risks and a schedule of the premium charges which it pro- schedule of 
poses to use and charge in connection with the issue or charges'pro- 
execution of such policies or bonds, nor until such classifica- uald'ind''^ 
tions have been approved by the commissioner in writing as charged by 
fair and reasonable and such premium charges have been et™^^°'^' 
approved in like manner as adequate, just, reasonable and 
non-discriminatory for the classifications to which they 
apply. The commissioner may approve or disapprove such 
classifications or schedule in whole or in part. The classi- 
fications and premium charges approved by the commis- 



190 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 182. 



Commissioner 
may modify, 
revise, etc., 
classifications, 
premium 
charges, etc. 



Certified copy 
of order, trans- 
mission to 
companies. 

Rules and 
regulations. 

Filing of data, 
information, 
etc., by com- 
panies. 



Certain orders 
by commis- 
sioner. 



Supreme 
judicial court 
may enforce 
orders. 



Actions, 
orders, etc., of 
commissioner 
to be public 
records. 
Review by 
supreme 
judicial court 
of actions, 
orders, etc., 
of commis- 
sioner. 



Order of 
notice, issu- 
ance, service, 
etc. 

Speedy 
hearing. 

Actions, 
orders, etc., in 
effect pending 
court decision, 
etc. 



sioner for policies shall be used by all companies issuing 
such policies, and the classifications and premium charges 
approved by the commissioner for bonds shall be used by 
all companies acting as surety on such bonds. The com- 
missioner, from time to time after due hearing and full 
investigation, may by written order modify, alter or revise 
such classifications or anj'^ part thereof or increase or de- 
crease any such premium charge, whenever he deems it 
proper, expedient or necessary. Any such order shall 
apply only to the classifications or premium charges in 
respect to such policies or bonds to be issued or executed in 
connection with the registration of motor vehicles or trailers 
for the subsequent year, and shall be filed in the ofliice of the 
commissioner on or before September first of the year when 
the order is made. A dul}' certified copy of any such order 
shall forthwith after such filing be transmitted to each com- 
pany authorized to issue such policies or execute such bonds. 
The commissioner may make and amend reasonable rules 
and regulations to facilitate the operation of this section 
and to govern hearings and investigations hereunder. He 
may at any time require any company to file with him such 
data, statistics, schedules or information as he may deem 
necessary to enable him to fix or approve fair and reasonable 
classifications of risks and adequate, just, reasonable and 
non-discriminatory premium charges for such policies or 
bonds. He may issue such orders as he finds proper, ex- 
pedient or necessary to administer the provisions of this 
section and to secure compliance with any rules or regu- 
lations made thereunder. The supreme judicial court for 
the county of Suffolk shall have jurisdiction in equity upon 
the petition of the commissioner and upon a summary 
hearing, to enforce all lawful orders of the commissioner. 
Memoranda of all actions, orders, findings and decisions of 
the commissioner shall be signed by him and filed in his 
office as public records open to public inspection. Any per- 
son or company aggrieved by any action, order, finding or 
decision of the commissioner under this section may, within 
twenty days from the filing' of such memorandum thereof 
in his office, file a petition in the supreme judicial court for 
the county of Suffolk, for a review of such action, order, 
finding or decision. The court shall have jurisdiction in 
equity to modify, amend, annul, reverse or affirm such 
action, order, finding or decision, shall review all questions 
of fact and of law involved therein and maj'^ make any 
appropriate order or decree. An order of notice returnable 
not later than seven days from the filing of such petition 
shall forthwith issue and be served upon the commissioner. 
Within ten days after the return of said order of notice, the 
petition shall be assigned for a speedy and summary hear- 
ing on the merits. The action, order, finding or decision 
of the commissioner shall remain in full force and effect 
pending the final decision of the court unless the court or a 
justice thereof after notice to the commissioner shall by a 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 183, 184. 191 

special order otherwise direct. The decision of the court ^_'^^j''* "^ecieioQ 
shall be final and conclusive on the parties. The court costs. 
may make such order as to costs as it deems equitable. 
The court shall make such rules or orders as it deems proper Rules, etc., by 
governing proceedings under this section to secure prompt go^rn*pro- 
and speedy hearings and to expedite final decisions thereon, ceedings, etc. 
The commissioner, his deputies or examiners shall at all ^o^^gtc. to 
times have access to the certificates defined in said section have access 
thirty-four A filed with the registrar of motor vehicles. etc!^'^ ' *^^ ' 

Apjrroved March 28, 1927, 

An Act establishing the salaries of the sheriffs of rihfjq^ icq 

DUKES AND NANTUCKET COUNTIES. "' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter thirty-seven of the General Laws, g. l. 37, § i9. 
as amended in section nineteen by section one of chapter ®**'' ^"*'"'^^'^- 
three hundred and seventy-two of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-four and by section one of chapter one 
hundred and thirty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five, is hereby further amended by striking out said 
section nineteen and inserting in place thereof the following: 
— Section 19. The sheriff of Suffolk county shall receive from sheriffs' 
the county a salary of three thousand dollars. The sheriffs sa^'"^^- 
of Dukes and Nantucket counties shall receive from their Dukes and 
respective counties salaries of seven hundred and fifty dollars Nantucket. 
each, and may likewise retain to their own use the fees re- 
ceived by them for service of process. 

Section 2. So much of this act as relates to the salary Submission to 
of the sheriff of Dukes county shall take effect upon its mi"sixmers™'f 
acceptance during the current year by the county commis- S^'^f^^^^ 
sioners of said county, and so much as relates to the salary counties. 
of the sheriff of Nantucket county, upon its acceptance 
during the current year by the county commissioners 
thereof. Approved March 28, 1927. 

An Act providing for the extension of the new mystic QJiav. 184 
valley main sewer in the north metropolitan sew- 
erage district. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The metropolitan district commission shall ^ew'^MSic^ 
construct and maintain an extension of the new Mystic vaiiey main 
valley main sewer of the north metropolitan sewerage sys- uo^thmetro- 
tem from its present terminus at or near Grove street to f "i'^ra^ge dis- 
Prescott street in the citv of Medford and, for this purpose, trict by metro- 

11 ,1 " » ^ •, 1 1 i politan district 

may exercise all the powers conferred upon it by chapter commission. 
ninety-two of the General Laws relative to the construction, 
maintenance and operation of systems of sewage disposal. 

Section 2. To meet the expenditures authorized by issue of bonds 
section one, the state treasurer may issue, with the approval trea^surer, etc. 
of the governor and council, bonds to an amount not ex- 
ceeding four hundred and fifty thousand dollars, to be 



192 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 185. 



Metropolitan 
Sewerage 
Loan, North 
System. 



designated on the face thereof: Metropolitan Sewerage 
Loan, North System. Such bonds shall be issued as coupon 
or registered bonds for such term of years as may be rec- 
ommended bj'^ the governor in accordance 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 account 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, assessed 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 28, 1927. 



G. L. 101, § 17, 
etc., amended. 



Selling of cer- 
tain articles 
by hawkers 
and pedlers 
permitted 
without a 
license, etc. 



Chap, 185 ^N -^CT FURTHER REGULATING CERTAIN SALES BY HAWKERS 

AND PEDLERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and one of the Gen- 
eral Laws, as amended in section seventeen by chapter two 
hundred and eighty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three, is hereby further amended by striking out 
said section seventeen and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing: — Section 17. Hawkers and pedlers may sell without 
a license books, newspapers, fuel except coal and coke, ice, 
live poultry, agricultural implements, flowering plants, and 
wild or uncultivated flowers, fruits, nuts and berries. The 
aldermen or selectmen may by regulations, not inconsistent 
with this chapter, regulate the sale or barter, and the carry- 
ing for sale or barter or exposing therefor, by hawkers and 
pedlers, of said articles without the payment of any fee; 
may in like manner require hawkers and pedlers of fish and 
fresh fruit and vegetables to be licensed except as otherwise 
provided, and may make regulations governing the same, 
provided that the license fee does not exceed that pre- 
scribed by section twenty-two for a license embracing the 
same territorial limits; and may in like manner affix pen- 
alties for violations of such regulations not to exceed the sum 
of twenty dollars for each such violation. A hawker and 
pedler of fish or fresh fruit and vegetables licensed under 
this section need not be licensed under section twenty-two. 
Section 2. Section twenty-three of said chapter one 
hundred and one is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
fifth line, the words "or by his employer", — so as to read 
Hawkers' and as f ollows : — Scction 23. The director may also grant as 
counTy li- aforesaid special county licenses for each county mentioned 

censes, fees. 



Proviso. 



G. L. 101, § 23, 
amended. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 186. 193 

therein; and the licensee may go about carrying for sale or 
barter, exposing therefor and selling or bartering within such 
county any goods, wares or merchandise manufactured by 
himself and not prohibited by section sixteen, upon paying 
to the director the amounts following: for Suffolk, Essex, 
Middlesex and Worcester, each, five dollars; for Norfolk, 
Plymouth, Bristol, Berkshire and Hampden, each, four 
dollars; for Franklin, Hampshire and Barnstable, each, 
three dollars; and for Dukes County and Nantucket, each, 
two dollars. The license shall describe the manufactured ^^cieoii°°°^ 
articles to be sold or bartered under it and shall not au- license. 
thorize the sale or barter of any other article by the licensee. 
The director shall retain one dollar for every county named pai^'J^er to 
in each of the above described licenses, and shall pay over county. 
to the treasurers of the respective counties at least semi- 
annually the balance of said fees so received. 

Approved March 28, 1927. 

An Act providing for the establishment of a right Qhd^ Jgg 

OF WAY FOR PUBLIC ACCESS TO ISLAND CREEK POND IN ^' 

THE TOWN OF DUXBURY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of Plymouth Right of way 
county are hereb}' authorized and directed to lay out a right access to'' 
of way in the town of Duxbury from Tobey Garden street ^on^ln'tow^n 
to Island Creek pond in said town for public access to said of Duxbury, 
pond, in accordance with plans therefor approved by the ^ 
division of waterways and public lands of the department of 
public works and showing the location and dimensions of 
such right of way. If it is necessary to acquire land for the Taking by 
purpose of laying out such right of way the commissioners |™ma1n! 
shall at the time such right of way is laid out take such land 
by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine of the 
General Laws. Any person sustaining damages in his Recovery for 
property by the laying out of such right of way, or by ^^'"^ses. 
specific repairs or improvements thereon, shall be entitled 
to recover the same under said chapter seventy-nine; pro- Proviso, 
vided, that the right to damages, if any, shall vest upon the 
recording of an order of taking by the commissioners and 
that no entry or possession for the purpose of constructing 
a public way on land so taken shall be required for the pur- 
pose of validating such taking or for the payment of dam- 
ages by reason thereof. 

Section 2. The selectmen of the town of Duxbury from Plymouth 
time to time may make specific repairs on or improve such any'*ci^y or 
way to such extent as they may deem necessary, but the to^^'° therein 
county of Plymouth, or any city or town therein, shall not to keep right 
be required to keep such right of way in repair nor shall pai^.^^ ^° ^^ 
they be liable for injury sustained by persons traveling Not liable 
thereon; provided, that sufficient notice to warn the public is Inji^y^''^ 
posted where such way enters upon or unites with an existing Proviso, 
public way. 



194 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 187, 188. 



Expenses, by 
whom borne. 



Discontinu- 
ance or 
abandonment. 
Certain powers 
not abridged. 



Section 3. All expenses incurred by the commissioners in 
connection with such right of way shall be borne by the 
county of Plj-mouth, or by such cities and towns therein, 
and in such proportion, as the commissioners may deter- 
mine. 

Section 4. Said right of way shall not be discontinued 
or abandoned unless authorized by the general court. 

Section 5. Nothing in this act shall be construed to 
abridge or limit the powers of the department of public 
health or of any local board of health under general or special 
law. Approved March 28, 1927. 



Chap. 1S7 ^N ^^^ '^^ provide a penalty for assault and battery 

with a dangerous weapon. 



G. L. 265, new 
section after 
§ 15. 

Penalty for 
assault and 
battery with 
dangerous 
weapon. 



Effective date. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and sixty-five of the 
General Law^s is hereby amended by inserting after section 
fifteen the following new section: — Section 15 A. Whoever 
commits assault and battery upon another by means of a 
dangerous weapon shall be punished by imprisonment in the 
state prison for not more than ten years or by a fine of not 
more than one thousand dollars or imprisonment in jail 
for not more than two and one half years. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect on September 
first in the current year. Approved March 28, 1927. 



Chav.lSS ■^^ ^^'^ providing for the reimbursement of the com- 
monwealth FOR CERTAIN BLANKS AND PAPERS FURNISHED 
SAVINGS AND INSURANCE BANKS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-eight of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out section seventeen 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 17. 
No charge shall be made to the banks by the General In- 
surance Guaranty Fund or by the commonwealth for the 
services rendered by the state actuary or the state medical 
director. The amount expended by the commomvealth 
during each year ending November thirtieth for the blanks 
and books furnished to the savings and insurance banks 
under section fifteen shall be apportioned by the trustees of 
the General Insurance Guaranty Fund among the said 
banks in proportion to their premium income or on such 
other basis as the said trustees shall deem equitable and 
proper, and said banks shall be assessed therefor in accord- 
ance with such apportionment. The amounts so assessed 
shall be paid into the state treasury by said banks not later 
than the fifteenth of December next succeeding. 

Approved March 28, 1927. 



G. L. 178, § 17. 
amended. 

No charge by 
General 
Insurance 
Guaranty 
Fund or state 
for services of 
actuary or 
medical di- 
rector. 
Cost of cer- 
tain blanks, 
etc., furnished 
savings and 
insurance 
banks to be 
apportioned 
among said 
banks, etc. 

Assessments 
to be paid 
into Btate 
treasury. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 189. 195 



An Act permitting certain fraternal benefit societies QJid'n \gQ 

TO ABOLISH segregation OF MEMBERS AND FUNDS UNDER 

certain conditions. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section forty of chapter one hundred and seventy -six of ^^(jwj' ^ ^"' 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "thirty-six' in the twenty-ninth line the words: — 
If a society can show, by an annual valuation as hereinbefore 
provided, that it is accumulating and maintaining for all of 
its members who are not included in the separate class "of 
members hereinbefore referred to the tabular reserve re- 
quired by a table of mortality not lower than the National 
Fraternal Congress Table of Mortality as adopted at the 
National Fraternal Congress August twenty-third, eighteen 
hundred and ninety-nine, and four per cent interest, and 
which has provided for stated periodical mortuary con- 
tributions based on said standard, then such society may 
abolish the segregation of members and funds hereinbefore 
required, — so as to read as follows: — Section 40. If the Fraternal 
stated periodical contributions of the members of such go^cledes, extra 
society are insufficient to pay all reported death and dis- rates in case 
ability claims in full, and to provide for the creation and 
maintenance of the funds required by its by-laws or by this 
chapter, additional contributions or additional, increased or 
extra rates of contribution shall be collected from its mem- 
bers to meet the deficiency, and the by-laws of the society 
shall so provide; and such by-laws may provide that upon 
the written application or consent of the member his cer- 
tificate may be charged with its proportion of any de- 
ficiency disclosed by valuation, with interest not exceeding 
five per cent per annum. 

In rerating its members or for the purpose of placing class of 
itself on a sounder financial basis, any domestic society Cigher^rates. 
and any foreign society now admitted to this common- 
wealth, if it be not in conflict with the laws of its domicile, 
may, if "legally solvent" as defined in the preceding 
section, establish by its constitution and by-laws a sepa- 
rate class of members who shall make mortuary contribu- 
tions on the basis prescribed in section eight, to which 
class all new members who from time to time join the 
society shall be assigned, unless such new member or mem- 
bers shall otherwise elect, and all present members may at 
their option be transferred at the prescribed rates for such 
class. The mortuary contributions of such class shall be Mortuary con- 
placed in a separate account and used only for the benefit of ^ow^useT' 
the members of that class or of their beneficiaries. In case 
of a society which has established such higher rate class 
whose contributions are held and used as herein set forth 
the "additional contributions" or "extra rates" specified in 
this section shall be required only of the members of the 
class or classes respectively where the deficiency in contri^ 



196 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 190. 



Certain 
societies may 
abolish segre- 
gation of 
members and 
funds under 
certain 
conditions. 



Foreign 
societies. 



butions is apparent, and each class shall provide for its 
own deficiency. Any class of a domestic society failing so 
to do shall be subject to the receivership provisions set 
forth in section thirty-six. If a society can show, by an 
annual valuation as hereinbefore provided, that it is ac- 
cumulating and maintaining for all of its members who are 
not included in the separate class of members hereinbefore 
referred to the tabular reserve required by a table of mor- 
tality not lower than the National Fraternal Congress 
Table of Mortality as adopted at the National Fraternal 
Congress August twenty-third, eighteen hundred and ninety- 
nine, and four per cent interest, and which has provided for 
stated periodical mortuary contributions based on said 
standard, then such society may abolish the segregation of 
members and funds hereinbefore required. A foreign 
society which has legally established such a class in its 
home state and whose constitution or by-laws require the 
segregation and use of the mortuary contributions of its 
members as herein set forth may be admitted to this com- 
monwealth with respect to such class upon compliance 
with the laws of this commonwealth not in conflict with this 
provision. Approved March 28, 1927. 



Chaj). 190 ^^ ^^^ AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF WORCESTER TO BORROW 
MONEY FOR LAND DAMAGES FOR CERTAIN STREET WIDENINGS 
AND EXTENSIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of paying land damages 
arising out of the laying out, widening and constructing of 
Chandler street, Murray avenue extension, Grafton street, 
Madison street extension and Salem street, the city of 
Worcester 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 million 
dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall 
bear on their face the words, Worcester Street Improve- 
ment Loan, Act of 1927. Each authorized issue shall con- 
stitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be payable in 
not more than ten years from their dates, but no loan shall 
be authorized under this act unless a sum equal to an amount 
not less than ten per cent of the loan so authorized is voted 
for the same purpose to be provided from taxes or other 
sources of revenue of the year when authorized. Indebt- 
edness incurred under this act shall be in excess of the 
amount authorized by chapter two hundred and eleven of 
the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen, as amended 
by chapter one hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty, 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. 

Approved March 30, 1927. 



City of 
Worcester 
may borrow 
money for 
land damages 
for certain 
street widen- 
ings and 
extensions. 



Worcester 
Street Im- 
provement 
Loan, Act of 
1927. 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 191, 192. 197 



An Act authorizing the town of sterling to borrow nhn^n 1Q1 

MONEY for school PURPOSES. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for and 1?"^^°^ 
constructing a school building or buildings and originally borrow money 
equipping and furnishing said building or buildings, the p°urpMes! 
town of Sterling 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, Sterling School f.oan^Ac^'^of'"^ 
Loan, Act of 1927. Each authorized issue shall constitute 1927.' 
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. Indebtedness incurred under this 
act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, ex- 
cept as provided herein, 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 hun- 
dred and twenty-three. 

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

Approved 31 arch 30, 1927. 



An Act relative to the salaries of the members of (JJkij) \Q2 
the board of commissioners of the schoolhouse de- 
partment of the city of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter four hundred and seventy-three of the acts of etc^'amended. 
nineteen hundred and one, as amended in section one by 
section one of chapter three hundred and seventy-six of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and four and by section one of 
chapter three hundred and eighty of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-four, is hereby further amended by 
striking out said section one as amended as aforesaid and 
inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 1 . The Schooihouse 
schoolhouse department of the city of Boston is hereby cfty'^of'BoBton, 
established and shall be under the charge of a board of board of com- 
three commissioners, citizens of Boston, appointed by the appointment, 
mayor of the city without confirmation. During the cur- *®''™^' ^^' 
rent year one of said commissioners shall be appointed for 
the term of three years, one for the term of two years and 
one for the term of one year, beginning with the first day 
of June of said year; and on or before the expiration of 
any term a commissioner shall be appointed for a term of 
three years, beginning with the first day of June in the year 



198 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 193. 



Vacancies. 



Salaries. 



Expenses, 
apportion- 
ment, pay- 
ment, etc. 



Certain 

provisions 

applicable. 



Annual report. 



in which such term expires. Any vacancy occurring in the 
number of the commissioners shall be filled by appointment 
of a commissioner in the manner aforesaid, for the remainder 
of the term. The members of the board shall be paid 
salaries, the chairman at the rate of five thousand dollars per 
annum, and each of the other members at the rate of four 
thousand dollars per annum, or at such other rate per 
annum as may be fixed by the mayor and council. The 
salaries and other necessary administrative expenses of 
said department shall be apportioned by said department and 
paid out of such sums as shall be appropriated by said school 
committee for the construction and furnishing of new school 
buildings, both temporary and permanent, including the 
taking of land therefor, and for school yards, and the pre- 
paring of school yards for use, and for the rent of hired 
school accommodations, and for the alteration and repair 
of school buildings and for furniture, fixtures and means of 
escape in case of fire, and for fire protection for existing 
buildings, and for improving existing school yards, which 
apportionment shall be approved by the mayor. The pro- 
visions of chapter two hundred and sixty-six of the acts of 
eighteen hundred and eighty-five and of all other acts 
relating to the departments of the city of Boston or the 
officers or employees thereof, so far as they may be appli- 
cable and not inconsistent herewith, shall apply to said 
department and to the officers and employees thereof. 
The said board shall make an annual report in writing of 
its doings, and of all the business transacted by it, to the 
mayor of the city of Boston, and said report shall be printed 
as a public document of said city. 

Approved March 30, 1927. 



Chap. 193 An Act increasing the salary of the mayor of the 

CITY OF CHELSEA. 



1911, 680, 
Part II, i 6.5, 
amended. 



Mayor and 
aldermen, city 
of Chelsea, 
salaries. 



Be it €71 acted, etc., as folio ws: 

Section 1. Section sixty-five of Part 11 of chapter six 
hundred and eighty of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
eleven is hereby amended by striking out, in the first line, 
the word "fifteen" and inserting in place thereof the word: 
— thirty-five, — so as to read as follows : — Section 65. 
The salary of the mayor shall be thirty-five hundred dollars 
per annum, and the salary of each alderman five hundred 
dollars per annum, except that in case of a vacancy in the 
office of mayor the president of the board of aldermen shall 
be entitled to the salary of mayor while performing the 
duties of mayor. These salaries shall be payable in equal 
monthly instalments. Upon the petition of at least twenty- 
five per cent of the aggregate number of registered voters 
in the city, the question of increasing or decreasing the 
salaries of the mayor or the aldermen shall be printed upon 
the ballot at the next annual city election in substantially 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



YES 




NO 





Acts, 1927. — Chap. 194. 199 

the following manner: "Shall the salary of the (mayor or 
aldermen) be increased or decreased to (the amount petitioned 
for) per annum?" and if the vote is in the affirmative, the 
increase or decrease shall take effect in the next municipal 
year thereafter. The members of the school committee School 
shall receive no salary. rec^ivi"!f *" 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance salary. 
to the voters of the city of Chelsea at the annual city elec- 
tion 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 gen- 
eral court in the current year, entitled ' An Act 
Increasing the Salary of the Mayor of the City of 
Chelsea', be accepted?" If a majority of the votes cast on 
said question are in the affirmative, this act shall thereupon 
take effect, but not otherwise. Approved March 30, 1927. 

An Act relative to the payment by the commonwealth (JJi^j) ^94 
OF damages caused by wild deer and moose. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section sixty-seven of chapter one hundred and thirty- G. l. 131, § 67, 
one of the General Laws, as amended by section one of ®**'" '""^" ^ ' 
chapter two hundred and fifty-seven of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-one, is hereby further amended by 
striking out, in the twenty-second, twenty-third and twenty- 
fourth lines, the words "The bills properly approved with 
the cost of appraisal shall be sent by the county treasurer to 
the state auditor, and they", — and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Every such bill, properly approved 
by the county commissioners or, in Suft'olk county, by the 
treasurer of the town and with the cost of appraisal added 
to its amount, shall be sent to the director who shall forth- 
with examine the same, and for such purpose shall have the 
powers conferred as aforesaid upon county commissioners. 
If the director finds the bill to be proper, he shall endorse 
his approval thereon and shall transmit the same to the 
comptroller and the bill, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 67. Whoever suffers loss by the eating, browsing Payment by 
or trampling of his fruit or ornamental trees, vegetables, ^^fth°oT°'*' 
produce or crops by wild deer or wild moose, if the damage damages 
is done in a city may inform the officer of police thereof, wiid^deer^and 
who shall be designated to receive such information by the ^^oose. 
mayor, and if the damage is done in a town may inform the 
chairman of the selectmen of the town where the damage 
was done, who shall proceed to the premises and determine 
whether the damage was inflicted by such deer or moose, 
and, if so, appraise the amount thereof if it does not exceed 
twenty dollars. If, in the opinion of the officer or chair- 
man, the amount of said damage exceeds twenty dollars, 
he shall appoint two disinterested persons, who, with him- 
self, shall appraise, under oath, the amount thereof. The 
officer or chairman shall return a certificate of the dam- 



200 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 195, 196. 



Appraisers, 
compensation 
and travel. 



ages found, except in Suffolk county, to the treasurer of 
the county in which the damage is done, within ten days 
after such appraisal is made. The treasurer shall there- 
upon submit the same to the county commissioners, who, 
within thirty days, shall examine all bills for damages, and 
if any doubt exists, may summon the appraisers and all 
parties interested and make such examination as they 
may think proper. Every such bill, properly approved by 
the county commissioners or, in Suffolk county, by the 
treasurer of the town and with the cost of appraisal added 
to its amount, shall be sent to the director who shall forth- 
with examine the same, and for such purpose shall have 
the powers conferred as aforesaid upon county commis- 
sioners. If the director finds the bill to be proper, he shall 
endorse his approval thereon and shall transmit the same 
to the comptroller and the bill shall be paid by the com- 
monwealth. In Suffolk county the certificate of damages 
shall be returned to the treasurer of the town where the 
damage is done, who shall exercise and perform the rights 
and duties hereby conferred and imposed upon the county 
commissioners in other counties. The appraisers shall re- 
ceive from the commonwealth one dollar each for every 
such examination made by them, and shall receive twenty 
cents a mile, one way, for their necessary travel. 

Approved March 30, 1927. 



Chap. 195 An Act to validate, ratify and confirm action by the 

CITY OF BOSTON IN CONNECTION WITH THE TRANSFER OF 
ITS INTEREST IN A CERTAIN PART OF CHARLES RIVER 
AVENUE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirty of chapter five hundred and 
forty-eight of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-four 
is hereby amended by striking out, in the sixteenth, seven- 
teenth and eighteenth lines, the words " ; and after such dis- 
continuance the approaches thereto shall be kept open for 
landing places or other public uses". 

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

Approved April 1, 1927. 



1894. 548, § 30, 
amended. 



After discon- 
tinuance of 
.Charles river 
bridge, ap- 
proaches for 
landing places 
not required 
to be kept 
open. 



CA-Otp. 196 An Act authorizing the city of boston to continue 

the payment of a pension to the widow of DANIEL 
T. DINEEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of promoting the public 
good, the city of Boston may continue, for the further period 
of three years beginning January first, nineteen hundred 
and twenty-eight, to pay to Elizabeth J. Dineen, widow of 
Daniel T. Dineen, a former member of its fire department 
who died from injuries received while in the performance of 



City of Boston 
may continue 
payment of a 
pension to the 
widow of 
Daniel T. 
Dineen. 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 197, 198. 201 

his duty at the Park square garage fire, January seventeenth, 
nineteen hundred and nine, a pension of three hundred 
dollars per annum payable in equal monthly instalments, 
said pension to cease upon her remarriage. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- etc^ *'°*^'^°' • 
visions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs 
during the current year. Approved April 1, 1927. 

An Act to provide additional accommodations at the (7/j^2? 197 
registry of deeds and probate building at cam- 

BRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of providing adequate ac- Middlesex 
commodations at the registry of deeds and probate build- mi^sioners™" 
ing at Cambridge in the county of Middlesex, the county ^d^tfJaai*^® 
commissioners of said county may make additions to said accommoda- 
building and may alter, remodel, refurnish and re-equip said istry of*dllds 
building and furnish and equip said additions, and do all a°d probate 

P . , , , -a i- y building at 

thmgs mcidental thereto. Cambridge. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, the county County 
treasurer of said countj^ with the approval of the county bo^ow^m^^r, 
commissioners, may borrow from time to time, on the credit '^sue bonds, 
of the county, such sums as may be necessary, not exceed- 
ing, in the aggregate, two hundred and forty thousand 
dollars, and may issue bonds or notes of the county therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Middlesex County Middlesex 
Registry of Deeds and Probate Building Improvement Loan, R^i^try of 
Act of 1927. Each authorized issue shall constitute a sep- p^bate"'^ 
arate loan, and such loans shall be payable in not more Building 
than ten years from their dates. Such bonds or notes shall L?an°AcTof* 
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. Indebt- 
edness 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 accept- ?,*^j^'®®'°" *° 
ance by the county commissioners of the county of Mid- county com- 
dlesex; provided, that such acceptance occurs during the ^'s^'oners. 
current year. Approved April 1, 1927. 



An Act to provide an additional assistant register of Chap. 198 

PROBATE FOR THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section L Section twenty-five of chapter two hundred ^c.^'amenJecf' 
and seventeen of the General Laws, as amended by section 
three of chapter one hundred and sixty-four of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby further 



202 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 199. 



Fourth as- 
sistant 
register of 
probate and 
insolvency for 
Middlesex 
county, 
appointment. 



G. L. 217, § 35, 
etc., amended. 



Salaries of 
registers and 
assistant 
registers of 
probate and 
insolvency. 



amended by inserting after the word "third" in the second 
line the words: — and a fourth, — and by striking out, in 
the fourth line, the word " He" and inserting in place thereof 
the word : — They, — so as to read as follows : — Section 25. 
The judges of probate for Middlesex county may appoint a 
third and a fourth assistant register for said county, who 
shall hold office for three \'ears unless sooner removed by 
the judges. They shall be subject to the laws relative to 
assistant registers. 

Section 2. Section thirty-five of said chapter two hun- 
dred and seventeen, as amended by section two of chapter 
three hundred and eighty of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-six, is hereby further amended by striking out 
the last paragraph and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing new paragraph: — Second, third and fourth assistant 
registers, sixty, fifty-five and fifty per cent, respectively, of 
the salaries paid their respective registers, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 35. The salaries of registers and all 
assistant registers shall be paid by the commonwealth, and, 
except in Suffolk county, shall be as follows: 

Registers, seventy-five per cent of the salaries paid the 
judges of their respective counties. 

Assistant registers, sixty-six and two thirds per cent of 
the salaries paid their respective registers, except that in a 
coimty in which there is more than one judge of probate the 
salaries of assistant registers shall be seventy-five per cent 
of the salary of the register. 

Second, third and fourth assistant registers, sixty, fifty- 
five and fifty per cent, respectively, of the salaries paid their 
respective registers. Approved April 1, 1927. 



Chap 



G. L. 48. 

§ 59 A, etc., 
amended. 



Municipalities 
receiving aid 
in extinguish- 
ing fires may 
compensate 
other 

municipalities 
rendering 
such aid for 
damage 
sustained or 
money ex- 
pended on 
account 
thereof. 



199 An Act permitting municipalities receiving aid in ex- 
tinguishing FIRES TO compensate OTHER MUNICIPALITIES 
RENDERING SUCH AID FOR DAMAGE SUSTAINED OR MONEY 
EXPENDED ON ACCOUNT THEREOF. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fifty-nine A of chapter forty-eight of the General 
Laws, inserted by section one of chapter two hundred and 
fifty of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is 
hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following 
new paragraph: — Any city, town or district aided under 
and in accordance with this section may compensate any 
city, town or district rendering aid as aforesaid for the 
whole or any part of any damage to its property sustained 
in the course of rendering the same and may reimburse it 
in whole or in part for any payments lawfully made to any 
member of its fire department or to his widow or other de- 
pendents on account of injuries or death suffered by him 
in the course of rendering aid as aforesaid or of death result- 
ing from such injuries. Approved April 1, 1927. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 200. 203 



An Act establishing the salaries of the medical ex- Chap.200 

AMINERS AND ASSOCIATE MEDICAL EXAMINERS FOR SUF- 
FOLK COUNTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section five of chapter thirty-eight of the g. l. 38, § 5. 
General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter four ® "^ ' *"'®° 
hundred and thirty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three, is hereby further amended by striking out, in 
the third line, the word "five" and inserting in place thereof 
the word: — six, — and by striking out, in the fourth line, 
the words "eight hundred and thirty-three" and inserting in 
place thereof the words: — one thousand, — so as to read 
as follows : — Section 5. In Suffolk county each medical ^IminLs' 
examiner shall receive from the county a salary of six thou- salaries and 
sand dollars, and each associate medical examiner a salary Suffolk 
of one thousand dollars; but if either associate serves in any <'°"'^ty- 
year more than two months, he shall for such additional 
service be paid at the same rate, and the amount so paid 
shall be deducted from the salary of the medical examiner 
at whose request he so serves. The medical examiners for 
said count}' shall be provided with rooms suitably furnished 
for the performance of their duties, the rent, furnishing and 
oflBce equipment of which shall be paid for by said county 
upon approval of the mayor of Boston. Each of said 
medical examiners may, in the name of the county, contract 
such bills for clerical service, postage, stationery, printing, 
telephone, traveling, and for such other incidental expenses 
as may in his opinion be necessary for the proper performance 
of his duty, to an amount not exceeding seventy-five hun- 
dred dollars in any one year; and each associate may so 
contract bills for the said purposes to an amount not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars in any one year; and all such 
bills shall be paid by said county, upon a certificate by the 
contracting examiner that they were necessarily incurred in 
the performance of his duty, and upon the approval of 
the auditor of Boston, as provided in section nineteen, and 
of the mayor. Medical examiners and associate medical fo^unti^"*^®"" 
examiners in other counties shall receive fees as follows: For 
a view without an autopsy, seven dollars; for a view and an 
autopsy, thirty dollars; and for travel, ten cents a mile to 
and from the place of view. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by vote of the city council of the city of Boston, subject to co°uncri.*'' ^ 
the provisions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance Proviso. 
occurs during the current year. Approved April 5, 1927. 



204 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 201, 202. 



ChaV 201 ^^ ^^'^ RELATIVE TO THE TRANSPORTATION OF STATE WARDS 
TO APPROVED VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter seventy-four of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out section eight A, inserted therein 
by chapter two hundred and ninety-nine of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-three, and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 8 A. A town where a 
person resides who is admitted to a school in another town 
under section seven, and in which a public high school 
offering four years of instruction is not maintained, shall, 
through its school committee, when necessary, provide for 
the transportation of such person under the same conditions 
and subject to the same limitations as to cost, and shall be 
entitled to the same amount of state reimbursement, as is 
provided in sections six and seven of chapter seventy-one in 
the case of a person attending a public high school in a 
town other than that of his residence; provided, that such 
a town where a child is placed by the department of public 
welfare or by the trustees of the Massachusetts training 
schools who is admitted as aforesaid to a school in another 
town shall similarly provide for the transportation of such 
pupil to such school under the same conditions and subject 
to the same limitations as to cost as aforesaid and shall be 
entitled to state reimbursement to the full extent of the 
amounts so expended. Approved April 5, 1927. 



G. L. 74, 
§ 8A, etc., 
amended. 



Payment by 
certain towns 
for transporta- 
tion of pupils 
attending 
outside vo- 
cational 
schools. 



State reim- 
bursement. 



Proviso. 



Chav. 202 ^^ Act to establish the south dighton fire and water 

DISTRICT. 



South 

Dighton Fire 
and Water 
District es- 
tablished. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The inhabitants of that part of the town of 
Dighton known as South Dighton, liable to taxation in said 
town and residing within the territory comprised within the 
following boundary lines, to wit: — Beginning at a point on 
Main street where said street crosses Palmer brook, so-called; 
thence in a general northeasterly direction to Brook street 
at a point where said street crosses Segreganset brook, so- 
called; thence by said last mentioned brook in a general 
southerly and southeasterly direction to a point where said 
brook empties into the Taunton river, so-called; thence by 
said river in a general southwesterly direction to a point in 
said river approximately five hundred feet south of Hart 
street; thence in a general westerly direction to the right of 
way of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad; 
thence by said right of way of said railroad in a general 
northerly direction to a point where said right of way 
crosses said Palmer brook; thence by said last mentioned 
brook in a general westerly direction to the point of be- 
ginning, — shall constitute a fire and water district, and 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 202. 205 

are hereby made a body corporate by the name of the 
South Dighton Fire and Water District, for the purpose of 
supplying themselves with water for the extinguishment of 
fires and for domestic and other purposes, for assessing and 
raising taxes as provided herein for payment for such services, 
and for defraying the necessary expenses of carrying on the 
business of said district, subject to all general laws now or 
hereafter in force relating to such districts, except as other- 
wise provided herein. 

Section 2. Said district may contract with the town of May contract 
Somerset for the purchase of whatever water may be required Somerset'for 
for the purposes herein specified, and said town may con- ^ater^*^"^ 
tract with said district to furnish whatever water may be Town of 
required for the purposes named herein, upon such terms and co^tllt^^th 
conditions as may be agreed upon by the water commis- district, etc. 
sioners of said town and the water commissioners of said 
district hereinafter provided for, or, in case of failure so to 
agree, upon such terms and conditions as may be fixed by 
the department of public utilities. 

Section 3. Said district may take by eminent domain May take by 
under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire ^in^^eruin 
by purchase or otherwise, and hold, all lands, rights of way 'ands, etc. 
and easements within its bounds necessary for the establish- 
ment and maintenance of its system of water supply, or for 
the conveying of water to any part of the said district, and May construct 
may construct on the land so acquired any standpipes, lelervons%tc. 
reservoirs, tanks, fixtures, buildings or other structures, or 
do such other things as may be necessary for the establish- 
ment of a complete and effective system of water supply; 
and for that purpose may construct, lay and maintain May lay 
aqueducts, conduits, pipes and other works under or over conduUs^^etc 
any land, water courses, railroads, railways, and public or 
other ways, and along such ways within the bounds of said 
district, in such manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct the 
same; and for the purpose of constructing, laying, maintain- 
ing, operating, and repairing such conduits, pipes and other 
works, and for all other proper purposes of this act, said 
district may dig up or raise and embank any such land, 
highways, or other ways in such manner as to cause the 
least hindrance to public travel on such ways; and all things 
done upon any such way, shall be subject to the direction of 
the selectmen of the town of Dighton. Said district shall not Requirements 
enter upon, construct or lay any conduit, pipe or other u°pon"rafiroad 
works within the location of any railroad corporation except 'orations. 
at such time and in such manner as it may agree upon with 
such corporation, or in case of failure to so agree, as may 
be approved by the department of public utilities. Nothing Certain rights 
in this act shall be construed as in any way affecting, limit- somerLt not 
ing or abridging the rights of the town of Somerset under abridged. 
chapter two hundred and fifty-four of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fourteen, as amended by chapter three hun- 
dred and thirty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-six. 



206 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 202. 



Property 
damages, re- 
covery, etc. 



District may 
issue bonds, 
etc. 



South 

Dighton Fire 
and Water 
District Loan, 
Act of 1927. 



Payment of 
loan, etc. 



Land acquired 
to be 

managed, etc., 
by board of 
water com- 
missioners. 



Assessment 
and collection 
of taxes. 



Meeting, how 
called. 



Section 4. Any person sustaining damages in his 
property by any taking under this act or any other thing 
done under authority thereof may recover such damages 
from said district under said chapter seventy-nine. 

Section 5. For the purpose of paying the necessary 
expenses and liabilities incurred under the provisions of 
this act, the said district may borrow from time to time 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding in the aggre- 
gate forty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes 
therefor, which shall bear on their face the words. South 
Dighton Fire and Water District Loan, Act of 1927. Each 
authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such 
loans shall be payable in not more than thirty j'ears from 
their dates. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be 
subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws. 

Section 6. The said district shall, at the time of au- 
thorizing the said loan or loans, provide for the payment 
thereof in accordance with section five of this act; and when 
a vote to that effect has been passed, a sum which, with the 
income derived from w^ater rates, will be sufficient to pay 
the annual expense of operating the water works and in- 
terest as it accrues on bonds or notes issued as aforesaid, 
and to make such payments on the principal as may be 
required under this act, shall, without further vote, be 
assessed upon the said district by the assessors of the town 
of Dighton annually thereafter until the debt incurred by 
said loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 7. Any land taken or acquired under this act 
shall be managed, improved and controlled by the board 
of w^ater commissioners hereinafter provided for, in such 
manner as they shall deem for the best interest of the district. 
All authority vested in said board by this section shall be 
subject to the provisions of section ten. 

Section 8. Whenever a tax is duly voted by said dis- 
trict for the purposes of this act, the clerk shall send a 
certified copy of the vote to the assessors of the town of 
Dighton, who shall assess the same on said district in the 
same manner in all respects in which town taxes are required 
by law to be assessed. The assessment shall be committed 
to the town collector who shall collect the tax in the manner 
provided for the collection of tow^n taxes, and shall deposit 
the proceeds wdth the district treasurer for the use and 
benefit of the district. The district may collect interest on 
overdue taxes in the same manner in which interest is au- 
thorized to be collected on town taxes. 

Section 9. A meeting of the voters of the territory in- 
cluded within the boundaries set forth in section one shall 
be called, on petition of ten or more legal voters therein, by 
a warrant from the selectmen of the town of Dighton, or 
from a justice of the peace, directed to one of the petitioners, 
requiring him to give notice of the meeting by posting copies 
of the warrant in two or more public places in the district 
seven days at least before the time of the meeting. One of 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 202. 207 

the petitioners shall preside at the meeting until a clerk is 
chosen and sworn, and the clerk shall preside until a moder- 
ator is chosen. After the choice of a moderator, the question Question of 
of the acceptance of this act shall be submitted to the voters, acrtobe^suif- 
and if it shall be accepted by a majority of the voters present fitted, etc. 
and voting thereon it shall take full effect, and the meeting 
may then proceed to act upon the other articles contained 
in the warrant. 

Section 10. Said district shall, at the same meeting at District clerk, 
which this act is accepted and after such acceptance, elect treasurer and 
by ballot a district clerk and a district treasurer, who may commissionere, 
be the same person, to hold office until one year from the election, 
next succeeding annual meeting, and at each annual meet- 
ing after the first, their successors shall be elected by ballot 
for one year; and there shall also be elected by ballot three 
persons to hold office, one until three years, one until two 
years, and one until one year, from the next succeeding 
annual meeting, to constitute a board of water commissioners. 
At each annual meeting after the first, one such commis- 
sioner shall be elected by ballot for three years. All officers 
of the district shall hold office until their successors are 
elected and qualified. All the authority granted to said 
district by this act, except sections five and six and except 
as otherwise specially provided, shall be vested in the said 
board of water commissioners, who shall be subject, how- 
ever, to such instructions, rules and regulations as the dis- 
trict may impose by its vote. Any vacancy occurring in vacancy in 
said board from any cause may be filled for the remainder ^°^^'^- 
of the unexpired term by the district at any legal meeting 
called for the purpose. No money shall be drawn from the 
district treasury except upon the written order of a majority 
of the said board. 

Section 11. Said board of water commissioners shall fix Commissioners 
just and equitable prices and rates for the use of water, and rates, It^c!^"^ 
shall prescribe the time and manner of payment, except that 
they shall require all water services to be metered. The income, how 
income of the water system shall be used to pay the town "^^ ' 
of Somerset for water furnished, to defray operating ex- 
penses, interest charges, and the payments of the principal 
as they accrue upon any bonds or notes issued under au- 
thority of this act, but this provision shall not be construed 
as a limitation of the contractual or other obligation of the 
said district. No money shall be expended in new construc- 
tion by said board of water commissioners, except from 
surplus revenues, unless the district votes for the same and 
appropriates money therefor. Said board shall annually, Annual report. 
and as often as the district may require, render a report 
upon the condition of the system under their charge and 
an account of their doings, including an account of their 
receipts and expenditures. 

Section 12. Said district may adopt by-laws prescribing Adoption of 
by whom and how meetings may be called and notified, and caiiingof 
upon the application of ten or more legal voters of said 'meetings, etc. 



208 Acts, 1927. — Chap. 203. 

district, meetings may also be called by warrant from a 

justice of the peace as provided in section nine; said district 

may also choose such other officers, not provided for in this 

To have cer- act, as it may deem proper or necessary. Said district shall 

etc* "^^*^' have all the rights and privileges conferred by law upon water 

districts and fire districts, so far as applicable. 

Penalty for SECTION 13. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- 

po^ uting wa er, j^^^^ ^j. (jiyej-^s any water obtained or supplied under this 

act, or wilfully or wantonly injures any reservoir, standpipe, 

aqueduct, pipe or other property, owned or used by said 

district for the purposes of this act, shall forfeit and pay to 

the district three times the amount of damages assessed 

therefor, to be recovered in an action of tort; and upon 

conviction of an}^ of the above wilful or wanton acts shall 

be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars 

or by imprisonment for not more than six months. 

Submission to SECTION 14. This act shall take efi^ect upon its accept- 

trictretc.*^'^ ance by a majority of the voters of the district described in 

section one, present and voting thereon at a meeting called 

for the purpose within three years after its passage; but the 

number of meetings so called in any one year shall not 

exceed three; and for the purpose of being submitted to the 

voters as aforesaid, this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 5, 1927. 



ChaV.203 ^^ -^^"^ CHANGING THE STATUTORY NAME OF ALMSHOUSES 

TO INFIRMARIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

?_:^i^j Section 1. The General Laws are hereby amended by 

striking out chapter forty-seven, including the title thereof, 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — 



amended. 



Chapter 47. 

Infirmaries. 
Infirmaries, Scction 1. Auv towu may crcct or provide and maintain 

maintenance. . „ „ " . " , -^^y-* u 11 j. 

Location, a^ mfirmary tor persons m need. JNo town shall erect or 

consent maintain an infirmary wholly or in part within the limits 

Directors of of any Other town without its consent. Section 2. Any 

infirmary, town which lias an infirmary may annually choose three, 

ent, etc. five, scvcu or morc directors to have the management thereof, 

who may appoint a superintendent and assistants. If such 

directors are not chosen, the local board of public welfare 

Meetings of shall be the directors. Section 3. The directors shall at 

directors. least monthly hold general meetings at which they may 

Orders and make Orders and regulations for the infirmary, to be binding 

regulations. ^^^^jj ^j^^ ^^^^ meeting of the town or of the city council, 

when the same shall be submitted to such meeting, and if 

approved shall remain in force until revoked by the town 

Joint in- or by the city council. Section 4- Any number of towns 

firmaries. may, at their joint charge and for their common use, erect 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 204. 209 

or provide an infirmary and purchase land for the use thereof. 
Section 5. The management and repair of such infirmary joint board of 
shall be vested in a joint board of directors, who shall be ^^''^''^''''s. 
chosen annually by the several towns interested. Section 6. Each town to 
Unless all the towns interested in such infirmary agree to directors."^ 
choose a different number, each of them shall choose three 
members of the joint board; and upon the death of a di- Vacancies. 
rector, or his removal from the place for which he was 
chosen, the vacancy may be filled by such town. If a town 
neglects to choose directors, those chosen by the other towns 
shall have charge of the infirmary. Section 7. The expense Expenses, by 
of maintaining the infirmary shall be paid by the several ^'^°™ p*"^- 
towns interested, in proportion to their share of the state 
tax at the time when the expense was incurred, unless they 
agree to a different proportion. Section 8. Each infirmary Records of 
shall keep records of all persons admitted to it, which records ^ ™'^^'°°- 
shall be in the form prescribed by the department of public 
welfare. Section 9. An infirmary may be discontinued or Discontinu- 
appropriated to any other use if the towns interested so fnfirmaries. 
determine. Section 10. Persons able to pay for infirmary Rate for per- 
care may be received and cared for in an infirmary at a rate pay^. '^ ^^'^ 
fixed by the board of directors thereof. Section 11. No Detention of 
child who can be provided for under section thirty-six of ^^'^'^'^^^ 
chapter one hundred and seventeen without unreasonable 
expense shall be detained in an infirmary for more than 
sixty days unless his physical condition is such as to make 
such action necessary or desirable or unless he is under three 
years of age and his mother is a suitable person to aid in 
taking care of him and is an inmate of the same infirmary. 
Section 12. The department of public welfare shall visit Department 
each infirmary at least once a year, and shall include in its weifare'to 
annual report a statement of the condition and management ™on\tT'*^" 
thereof, with its suggestions and recommendations, if any, To include 
relative thereto. ^^nfri^'iU"r+ 

. . annual report, 

Section 2. All almshouses existmg upon the effective etc. 
date of this act shall thereupon become infirmaries and shall become"in-^ *° 
thereafter be subject to chapter forty-seven of the General firmaries, upon 

T 1. u effective date 

L-aw^s. of act. 

Section 3. The word "infirmary" shall be substituted "infirmary" 

for the word "almshouse", wherever such last mentioned stitutedfor 

word appears in the General Laws. in G^nerar ' 

Approved April 5, 1927. Laws. 



Chap. 204. 



An Act authorizing the town of sandwich to borrow 
money for school purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a school sandwich ma 
building and originally equipping and furnishing said build- borrow money 
ing, the town of Sandwich may borrow from time to time, p°urpose8. 
within a period of five years from the passage of this act, 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggre- 



210 Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 205, 206. 



gate, fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes 
school Loan therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Sandwich 
Act of 1927. ' School Loan, Act of 1927. Each authorized issue shall con- 
stitute 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. 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 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 6, 1927. 



Chav.205 A.N Act authorizing the town of rockland to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Town of Section L For the purpose of acquiring land for and/or 

borrow money Constructing a school building and originally equipping and 
furpM^.^ furnishing said building, the town of Rockland 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 
s^'h^o^i^an ^^^''^ ^^^® ^^® words, Rocklaud School Loan, Act of 1927. 
Act of 1927. ' 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 j^ear 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 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 April 6, 1927. 

Chav.206 An Act abolishing the time limit for filing applica- 
tions FOR certain payments TO SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND 
OTHERS. 

Emergency Wkerctts, The deferred operation of this act would be in- 

pream e. consistent with its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared 

to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preser- 
vation of the public convenience. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 207. 211 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Applications for the one hundred dollar Time limit 
payment to soldiers, sailors and others authorized by chap- plicflionsTor 
ter two hundred and eighty-three of the General Acts of certain pay- 
nineteen hundred and nineteen, as amended, and as affected soldiers, 
by chapter six hundred and nine of the acts of nineteen others,*"'^ 
hundred and twenty, by chapter three hundred and fifty- abolished. 
four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, by 
chapter four hundred and fifty-seven of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-two or by any other act heretofore or 
hereafter enacted extending the benefits in whole or in part 
of said chapter two hundred and eighty-three, and appli- 
cations for the ten dollar a month payment to soldiers, 
sailors and others authorized by chapter two hundred and 
eleven, as affected by chapter three hundred and thirty-two, 
both of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen, 
and by chapter ninety-two of the General Acts of nineteen 
hundred and eighteen, which were filed with the state treas- 
urer prior to the passage of this act without payment having 
been made thereon or which may be filed with him at any 
time thereafter shall be honored and payment made thereon, 
notwithstanding any provision of law imposing a time limit 
on the filing of such an application; provided, that every Proviso, 
person on account of whose service the application is filed 
is otherwise entitled under the aforesaid acts to receive the 
payment applied for. 

Section 2. The state treasurer shall estimate annually state 
the amounts necessary to be expended for the aforesaid mSTannuai 
purposes, which shall be available therefor when appropri- estimate, etc. 
ated by the general court. Approved April 6, 1927. 



An Act limiting the time within which a writ of (Jhn'r) 207 

MANDAMUS MAY BE BROUGHT TO SET ASIDE A DECENNIAL 
APPORTIONMENT OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE GENERAL 
COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section sixty-nine of chapter fifty-six of the General ^^i^j ' ^^• 
Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the 
following: — The supreme judicial court shall also have Supreme 
jurisdiction of any petition for a writ of mandamus relative iolJavi?^- 
to the division of a county into representative districts and diction in writ 
the apportionment of representatives thereto under Article toseta^ide"* 
XXI of the amendments of the constitution or under section p^tionment"of 
five of chapter fifty-seven. Every such petition shall be representatives 
filed in court within thirty days after the filing of the report court"^"* 
of such division and apportionment unless the court for Time limit for 
cause shown extends the time. Approved April 6, 1927. 'iig petition. 



212 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 208. 



Chap. 20S An Act amending the charter of the city of leominster 
IN respect to veto power and salary of the mayor, 

REMOVAL OF CITY CLERK, ELECTION OF SUPERINTENDENT 
OF SCHOOLS AND HOLDING OF PRELIMINARY MUNICIPAL 
ELECTIONS. 



1915, 338 (S), 
§ 21, amended. 



Orders, 
ordinances, 
etc., of city 
council of 
Leominster, to 
be approved 
by mayor, 
etc. 



Not ap- 
plicable to 
budgets, etc. 



1915, 338 (S), 
§ 12, amended. 



Mayor, salary. 



Council, 
salaries. 



1915, 338 (S), 
§ 31, amended. 



Superintend- 
ent of schools, 
election, etc., 
and appoint- 
ment of 
certain 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-one of chapter three hun- 
dred and thirty-eight of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred 
and fifteen is hereb}' amended by adding at the end thereof 
the following new paragraph: — Every order, ordinance, 
resolution and vote relative to the affairs of the city, adopted 
or passed by the city council, shall be presented to the 
mayor for his approval. If he approves it he shall sign it; 
if he disapproves it he shall return it, with his written ob- 
jections, to the city council, which shall enter the objections 
at large on its records, and again consider it. If the city 
council, notwithstanding such disapproval of the mayor, 
shall again pass such order, ordinance, resolution or vote by 
a two thirds vote of all its members, it shall then be in force, 
but such vote shall not be taken for seven days after its 
return to the city council. Every such order, ordinance, 
resolution and vote shall be in force if not returned by the 
mayor within ten days after it has been presented to him. 
This section shall not apply to budgets submitted under 
section thirty-two of chapter forty-four of the General Laws 
or to appropriations by the city council under section 
thirty-three of said chapter. 

Section 2. Section twelve of said chapter three hundred 
and thirty-eight is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
third line, the word "one" and inserting in place thereof 
the word: — five, — so as to read as follows: — Section 12. 
The mayor shall receive for his services such salary as the 
city council shall by ordinance determine, not exceeding 
five thousand dollars a year, and he shall receive no other 
compensation from the city. His salary shall not be in- 
creased or diminished during the term for which he is elected. 
The council 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 five hundred dollars each a year. 
Such salary may be reduced, but no increase therein shall 
be made to take efiFect during the year in which the increase 
is voted. 

Section 3. Section thirty-one of said chapter three 
hundred and thirty-eight is hereby amended by inserting 
after the word "schools" in the second line the words: — , 
except as provided in section forty-one of chapter seventy- 
one of the General Laws, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 31. The school committee shall elect annually a 
superintendent of schools, except as provided in section 
forty-one of chapter seventy-one of the General Laws, and 
may, under the laws regulating the civil service, appoint, 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 208. 213 

suspend or remove at pleasure such subordinate officers or s^ordinate 
assistants, including janitors of school buildings, as it may ° *'^'*' 
deem necessary for the proper discharge of its duties and the 
conduct of its business; it shall define their terms of service 
and their duties, and shall fix their compensation. No 
member of the school committee, except the mayor, shall, 
during the term for which he is elected, hold any other 
office or position the salary or compensation for which is 
payable out of the city treasury. The committee shall School 

com mi vL 66 

organize annually on the first Monday in January, and shall organization, 
elect one of its members as vice chairman, whose duty it ®**^" 
shall be to preside at all meetings of the committee at which 
the mayor is not present. 

Section 4. Section nine of said chapter three hundred P^^^- ^^^ <^f)' 

... . , . , , 111- • i> 1 s y. amended. 

and thirty-eight is hereby amended by inserting after the 

word "except" in the fourth line the words: — the city 

clerk or, — so as to read as follows : — Section 9. The Removal of 

mayor, with the approval of a majority of the members of offidaTa. 

the city council, may remove any head of a department or 

member of a board before the expiration of his term of 

office, except the city clerk or members of the school com- Exceptions. 

mittee. The person so removed shall receive a copy of the 

reasons for his removal, and he ma}^ if he desires, contest 

the same before the city council. He shall have the right 

to be represented by counsel at such hearing. 

Section 5. Section seventeen of said chapter three hun- isis. 338 (S), 
dred and thirty-eight is hereby amended by inserting after amended. ' 
the word "vote" in the first line of paragraph numbered 3 
the words: — of all its members, — and by inserting after 
the word "qualified" in the third line of said paragraph the 
following: — , and may, by a two thirds vote of all its mem- 
bers, remove him, — so that said paragraph will read as 
follows: — 3. The council shall, by a majority vote of all its City clerk, 
members, elect a city clerk to hold office for the term of et^*'°'*' *^'^™' 
three years and until his successor is elected and qualified, 
and may, by a two thirds vote of all its members, remove 
him. The city clerk shall have such powers and perform Powers and 
such duties as the council may from time to time prescribe, '^"*'^- 
in addition to such duties as may be prescribed by law. 
He shall keep the records of the meetings of the council. 

Section 6. Section fifteen of said chapter three hundred f/|; amended. 
and thirty-eight is hereby amended by striking out all after 
the word "of" the first time it occurs in the fourth line and 
inserting in place thereof the words: — sections fifteen A to 
fifteen H, inclusive, — so as to read as follows: — Section 15. Primaries and 
No primary or caucus for municipal officers shall be held, hibited. 
Candidates for mayor, city council and school committee 
shall be nominated in accordance with the provisions of 
sections fifteen A to fifteen H, inclusive. 

Section 7. Said chapter three hundred and thirty-eight ef^ht nfJ^^' 
is hereby further amended by inserting after section fifteen sections after 
the following eight new sections: — Section 15 A. On the pj.g]"ijjjj^jjjy 
third Tuesday preceding every municipal election in the city election for 



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nominations, 
date, etc. 



Polling hours. 



Names of per- 
sons not to 
appear on 
ballot at 
annual or 
special 
elections 
unless nomi- 
nated at 
preliminary 
election, etc. 



What names to 
be printed on 
official ballots. 



Proviso. 



of Leominster at which any elective municipal office is to be 
filled, except as is otherwise provided in section fifteen H, 
there shall be held a preliminary election for the purpose of 
nominating candidates therefor. No special election for 
mayor or any other officer shall be held until after the ex- 
piration of forty days from the calling of a preliminary 
election, except as is otherwise provided in section fifteen H. 
At every preliminary election the polls shall be open during 
such hours, not less than five, as may be designated by the 
city council, and the laws of the commonwealth relative to 
city elections shall apply thereto, except as is otherwise 
specifically provided in sections fifteen A to fifteen H, in- 
clusive. Section 15B. Except as otherwise provided in 
section fifteen H, there shall not be printed on the official 
ballot to be used at any annual or special election the name 
of any person as a candidate for any office unless such person 
has been nominated as such at a preliminary election for 
nomination, held as provided in sections fifteen A to fifteen 
H, inclusive. There shall not be printed on the official 
ballot for use at such preliminary election the name of any 
candidate for nomination at such preliminary election, 
unless he shall have filed, within the time limited by section 
fifteen C, the statement therein described. Section 15C. 
Any person who is qualified to vote for a candidate for any 
elective municipal office, and M^ho is a candidate for nomi- 
nation thereto, shall be entitled to have his name as such 
candidate printed on the official ballot to be used at a pre- 
liminary election; provided, that at least ten days prior to 
such preliminary election he shall file with the city clerk a 
statement in writing of his candidacy, and with it the peti- 
tion of at least fifty voters, qualified to vote for a candidate 
for the said office. Said statement and petition shall be in 
substantially the following form: — 



Form of 
statement of 
candidate. 



STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE. 

I, ( ), under the penalties of perjury declare 

that I reside at (number if any) on (name of street) in the 
city of Leominster; that I am a voter therein, qualified to 
vote for a candidate for the hereinafter mentioned office; 
that I am a candidate for the office of (name of office) for 
(state the term) to be voted for at the preliminary election 
to be held on Tuesday, the day of , 

nineteen hundred and , and I request that my 

name be printed as such candidate on the official ballot for 
use at said preliminary election. 

(Signed) 



Petition ac- 
companying 
statement of 
candidate. 



PETITION ACCOMPANYING STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE. 

Whereas (name of candidate) is a candidate for nomi- 
nation for the office of (state the office) for (state the term), 
we the undersigned, voters of the city of Leominster, duly 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 208. 215 

qualified to vote for a candidate for said office, do hereby 
request that the name of said (name of candidate) as a 
candidate for nomination for said office be printed on the 
official ballot to be used at the preliminary election to be 
held on the Tuesday of , nineteen hun- 

dred and 

We further state that we believe him to be of good moral 
character and qualified to perform the duties of the office. 

No acceptance by a candidate for nomination named in Acceptance 
the said petition shall be necessary to its validity or its necessary-'^" 
filing, and the petition, which may be on one or more papers, 
need not be sworn to. Section 15D. On the first day, Names, etc., of 
other than Sunday or a legal holiday, following the expiration posting, Itc. 
of the time for filing the above described statement and 
petition, the city clerk shall post in a conspicuous place in 
the city hall the names and residences of the candidates 
for nomination who have duly qualified as candidates for 
nomination, as they are to appear on the official ballots to 
be used at the preliminary election, except as to the order 
of the names, and shall cause the ballots which shall contain Ballots to be 
said names, in their order as drawn by the clerk, and no p"°*^ • 
others, with a designation of residence, and of the office and 
term thereof, to be printed, and the ballots so printed shall 
be official and no others shall be used at the preliminary 
election. In drawings for position on the ballot the candi- Drawings for 
dates shall have an opportunity to be present in person or baUot"'^ "^^ 
by one representative. Blank spaces shall be left at the Blank spaces 
end of each list of candidates for nomination for the dif- ballots! etc!^ 
ferent offices equal to the number to be nominated therefor, 
in which the voter may insert the name of any person not 
printed on the ballot for whom he desires to vote for nomi- 
nation for such office. There shall be printed on such ballots 
such directions as will aid the voter, as, for example: "vote 
for one", "vote for two", and the like, and the ballots shall 
be headed as follows : — 

OFFICIAL PRELIMINARY BALLOT. 

Candidates for nomination for the offices of ( ) pr^uJ^lnary 

in the city of Leominster at a preliminary election to be held ballot, head- 
on the day of in the year nineteen ^°^' 
hundred and 

(The heading shall be varied in accordance with the 
offices for which nominations are to be made.) 

Section 15E. No ballot used at any preliminary election Party or 
shall have printed thereon, or appended to the name of any designations, 
candidate, any party or other political designation or mark, ^jbited?" 
or anything shovvdng how any candidate was nominated, or 
indicating his views or opinions. Section 15F. The election Counting of 
officers shall, immediately upon the closing of the polls at return of 
preliminary elections, count the ballots and ascertain the '^'°*^*^^- 
number of votes cast in the several voting places for each 
candidate, and forthwith make return thereof upon blanks 



216 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 208. 



Canvass and 
publication of 
returns. 

Nominations, 
how deter- 
mined. 



No acceptance 
needed. 



Sole candi- 
dates. 



Tie vote. 



When in- 
sufficient 
number of 
statements 
have been 
filed, candi- 
dates filing 
statements to 
be deemed to 
have been 
nominated, 
etc. 



Preliminary 
elections, when 
not to be held. 



Submission to 
voters of city 
of Leominster, 
etc. 



to be furnished, as in annual elections, to the city clerk who 
shall canvass said returns and shall forthwith determine the 
result thereof, publish the same in one or more newspapers 
published in the city, and post the same in a conspicuous 
place in the city hall. Section 15G. The two persons re- 
ceiving at a preliminary election the highest number of 
votes for nomination for an office shall be the sole candi- 
dates for that office whose names may be printed on the 
official ballot to be used at the annual or special election at 
which such office is to be filled, and no acceptance of a 
nomination at a preliminary election shall be necessary to 
its validity. 

If two or more persons are to be elected to the same ofiBce 
at such annual or special election the several persons in 
number equal to twice the number so to be elected receiving 
at such preliminary election the highest number of votes 
for nomination for that office, or all such persons, if less than 
twice the number of those so to be elected, shall be the sole 
candidates for that office whose names may be printed on 
the official ballot. 

If the preliminary election results in a tie vote among 
candidates for nomination receiving the lowest number of 
votes, which, but for said tie vote, would entitle a person 
receiving the same to have his name printed upon the official 
ballot for the election, all candidates participating in said 
tie vote shall have their names printed upon the official 
ballot, although in consequence there be printed thereon 
candidates to a number exceeding twice the number to be 
elected. Section 15 H. If at the expiration of the time for 
filing statements of candidates to be voted for at any pre- 
liminary election not more than twice as many such state- 
ments have been filed with the city clerk for an office as are 
to be elected to said office, the candidates whose statements 
have thus been filed shall be deemed to have been nomi- 
nated to said office and their names shall be printed on the 
official ballot to be used at such annual or special election, 
and the city clerk shall not print said names upon the ballot 
to be used at said preliminary election, and no other nomi- 
nation to said office shall be made. If it shall appear that 
no names are to be printed upon the official ballot to be 
used at any preliminary election, no preliminary election 
shall be held, or, if no candidate is to be voted on at any such 
election in any ward, no preliminary election shall be held 
in such ward. 

Section 8. For the purpose only of its submission for 
acceptance as hereinafter provided, this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. It shall be submitted for acceptance to 
the registered voters of the city of Leominster 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 amending the 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 209, 210. 217 

charter of the city of Leominster in respect to veto power 
and salary of the mayor, removal of city clerk, election of 
superintendent of schools and holding of pre- 
liminary municipal elections', be accepted?" If 
a majority of the votes cast on said question 



TES. 



NO. 



Chap.209 



are in the affirmative, this act shall thereupon take full 
effect, but not otherwise. Approved April 6, 1927. 

An Act to pkovide for an additional assistant register 
of probate for the county of suffolk. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and seventeen of the g. l. 217, new 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section §^4'°" ^^^^^ 
twenty-four the following new section: — Section 2 4 A. Third aa- 
The judges of probate for the county of Suffolk may ap- of'Sffifof 
point a third assistant register for said county, who shall Suffolk county. 
hold office for three years, unless sooner removed by the 
judges. He shall be subject to the laws relative to assistant 
registers. 

Section 2. Said chapter two hundred and seventeen is g. l. 217, § 38, 
hereby further amended by striking out section thirty- ^^'^ *"'®'"^«<^- 
eight, as amended by section five of chapter three hundred 
and eighty of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, 
and inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 38. Salaries of 
In Suffolk county the salaries of the judges of probate shall registers and 
be ninety-five hundred dollars; of the register, sixty-five regSteraof 
hundred dollars; of the first and second assistant registers, g^"^^^^- '^ 

/> i(>ii-i' °. Suffolk 

seventy-nve per cent, and of the third assistant register, county, 
sixty-five per cent, of that of the register. 

Approved April 6, 1927. 

An Act providing for a lien to secure charges fob (JJiqi) 210 
work and for materials furnished in respect to 
watches, clocks, silverware and jewelry. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and fifty-five of the g. l. 255, new 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section |^|*g" '^f^^®'" 
thirty-one B, inserted therein by section one of chapter one 
hundred and seventy-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five, the following new section : — Section 31 C. A J^a^gls f^"'^* 
person engaged in performing work upon any watch, clock, work and 

• 1 • 1 i? • 1 11 1 !• 1. materials 

Silverware or jewelry tor a price shall have a hen upon such furnished in 
watch, clock, silverware or jewelry for the amount of any ^ffg^gg^^ 
account that may be due for such work; provided, that clocks, sUver- 
he gives to the person delivering to him such watch, clock. Jewelry, 
silverware or jewelry a receipt for the same having printed Proviso, 
thereon in clear legible type a copy of this section. Such 
lien shall also include the value or agreed price, if any, 
of all materials furnished by the lienor in connection with 
such work, whether added to such article or articles or 



218 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 211, 212. 



Sale of articles 
by lienor upon 
nonpayment, 
etc. 



Application of 
proceeds. 



Notice of sale, 
posting, etc. 



Remedy not 
exclusive. 



Application of 
act. 



otherwise. If any such account remains unpaid for one 
year after the completion of the work, the lienor may, 
upon thirty days' notice in writing to the owner speci- 
fying the amount due and informing him that payment 
of such amount within thirty days will entitle him to 
redeem the article or articles covered by such lien, sell the 
same at public or bona fide private sale to satisfy the account. 
The proceeds of the sale, after paying the expenses thereof, 
shall be applied in satisfaction of the indebtedness secured 
by such lien and the balance, if any, shall be paid over to 
the owner. Such notice may be served by mail, directed to 
the owner's last known address, or, if the owner or his ad- 
dress be unknown, it may be posted in two public places in 
the town where the property is located. The remedy herein 
provided to enforce such lien shall be in addition to any other 
provided by law. 

Section 2. This act shall apply to accounts for work 
done and materials furnished as aforesaid in respect to any 
watch, clock, silverware or jewelry which, on the effective 
date of this act, is in possession of any person engaged in 
performing work as aforesaid, notwithstanding the fact the 
provisions thereof relative to the giving of a receipt have 
not been complied with. Approved April 6, 1927. 



Chap. 211 An Act authorizing the department of mental diseases 

TO TAKE OR PURCHASE LAND IN THE CITY OF WALTHAM AND 
THE TOWNS OF BELMONT AND LEXINGTON FOR THE PRO- 
POSED METROPOLITAN STATE HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The department of mental diseases, on behalf of the 
commonwealth, may, with the approval of the governor and 
council, take by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine 
of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase, land in fee in 
the city of Waltham and in the towns of Belmont and Lexing- 
ton for the proposed metropolitan state hospital; provided, 
that no land shall be taken or purchased except such as 
adjoins land owned by the commonwealth on the effective 
date of this act or land taken or purchased under authority 
hereof, and provided, further, that, if land is taken by 
eminent domain hereunder, the eminent domain proceedings 
shall be commenced within one year after said effective date, 
or, if it is purchased, such purchase shall be completed within 
said period. Approved April 6, 1927. 



The depart- 
ment of 
mental dis- 
eases may 
take land in 
city of Wal- 
tham and 
towns of 
Belmont and 
Le.xington for 
proposed 
metropolitan 
state hospital. 
Provisos. 



Cha'p.112 An Act relative to the management and care of city 

AND TOWN FORESTS. 



G. L. 45, § 21, 
amended. 

Management 
and care of 
city and town 
forests. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter forty-five of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by striking out section twenty-one and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 21. The management and 
care of that portion of the public domain known as the city 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 213, 214. 219 

or town forest, excepting lands held within the watershed of 

any pond, stream, reservoir, well or other water used by a 

city or town as a source of water supply, in a town shall 

be in charge of a special town forest committee appointed by 

the selectmen, and in a city shall be in charge of a forester 

or of such other board or officer as the mayor and city council 

may determine. The special town forest committee shall be No compensa- 

composed of three members who shall choose their own chair- *'°°" 

man, and shall serve without compensation. One member Termap- 

of said committee shall be appointed each year for a term P°"^ted. 

of three years, except that, when first appointed, one shall 

be appointed for a term of three years, one for a term of 

two years and one for a term of one year. 

Approved April 6, 1927. 

An Act to inceease the amount of damages recoverable (Jfidy 213 

FROM employers BY EMPLOYEES AND THEIR LEGAL REP- 
RESENTATIVES for death and conscious SUFFERING IN 
CERTAIN CASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section nine of chapter two hundred and ^^jj^g^l' ^ ^■ 
twenty-nine of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out, in the seventh line, the word "five" and insert- 
ing in place thereof the word: — ten, — and also by striking 
out, in the ninth and tenth lines, the words "shall not ex- 
ceed five thousand dollars for both the injury and the death, 
and", — so as to read as follows: — Section 9. If under Damages in 
section four or section seven damages are awarded for death brought for 
or for injury and death, they shall be assessed with reference death or in- 
to the degree of culpability of the employer or of the person employee. 
for whose negligence the employer is liable. 

The amount of damages which may be awarded in an 
action brought under section four shall not be less than 
five hundred nor more than ten thousand dollars. 

The amount of damages which may be awarded for in- 
jury and death in an action brought under section seven shall 
be apportioned by the jury between the legal representatives 
of the employee and the persons who would have been en- 
titled under section four to bring an action for his death. 

Section 2. This act shall not be operative until the first optative. 
day of September in the current year. 

Approved April 6, 1927. 

An Act to enlarge the authority of the trustees of Chaj).214i 
the grammar school in the easterly part of the 
town of roxbury. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Trustees of the Grammar School in the The Trustees 
easterly part of the town of Roxbury, incorporated as a Grammar 
body politic and corporate under the provisions of an act ^8*^°°} J"arf 



220 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 215. 



of the town 
of Roxbury, 

Eowers en- 
irged. 



May hold 
personal 
property, etc. 



Construction 
of act. 



Submission to 
trustees of 
corporation, 
etc. 

Copy of vote 
of acceptance 
to be recorded 
in Suffolk 
registry of 
deeds. 



approved January twenty-third, seventeen hundred and 
eighty-nine and entitled "An Act for incorporating certain 
persons therein named, by the name of the Trustees of the 
Grammar School, in the easterly part of the town of Roxbury, 
and for repealing all the Laws heretofore made for that pur- 
pose", are hereby given full power and authority to provide 
for the education of youth, with or without regard to the 
place of residence or to the financial ability of them or their 
parents, and with or without charging tuition therefor, and 
to receive, hold and administer real and personal property 
given, conveyed, transferred, devised or bequeathed to said 
corporation for its purposes. 

Section 2. All real and personal property now held by 
said corporation is hereby confirmed to said corporation 
subject to the specific trusts upon which said property has 
been received by said corporation, and nothing in this act 
contained shall be construed as purporting to authorize any 
action by said trustees in contravention of the obligations of 
said specific trusts, or to impair the jurisdiction of any court 
now or hereafter of competent jurisdiction with respect to 
said trusts and the administration thereof by said trustees. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect when accepted 
by a majority of the trustees in office, on behalf of said 
corporation, at a meeting held within one year after its 
passage. The secretary of said corporation shall forthwith 
upon such acceptance record in the registry of deeds for the 
county of Suffolk a copy of the vote of acceptance, with a 
certificate of its adoption by the trustees as herein provided 
and the date of its adoption duly verified by him. 

Approved April 6, 1927. 



G. L. 129, new 
section after 
§31. 

Delivery, 
receipt and 
use of 
tuberculin. 



ChaV 215 ^^ ^^^ RELATIVE TO THE DELIVERY, RECEIPT AND USE OF 

TUBERCULIN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and twenty-nine of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by inserting after section thirty-one the 
following new section: — Section 31 A. Every person who, 
himself or by his servant or agent, ships from a place within 
the commonwealth or otherwise delivers any tuberculin to a 
person within the commonwealth shall forthwith file with 
the director a written statement containing the name and 
address of the person to whom the same was shipped or de- 
livered as aforesaid and the quantity thereof. Every person 
receiving tuberculin for use in connection with domestic 
animals shall forthwith after such use file with the director 
a written statement containing the name and address of the 
person whose cattle have been tested with such tuberculin 
and of the person from whom the same was received, together 
with records of said test upon blanks furnished by the di- 
rector. Whoever violates any provision of this section shall 
be punished for the first offence by a fine of not less than 
twenty-five nor more than one hundred dollars and for a 



Penalty. 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 216, 217, 218. 221 

subsequent offence by a fine of not less than fifty nor more 

than five hundred dollars. This section shall not apply to Section not 

common carriers, their servants or agents. common ''^^ 

Approved April 6, 1927. carriers, etc. 

An Act relative to the verification of the answers C/iap. 216 

OF TRUSTEES IN TRUSTEE PROCESS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and forty-six of the General Laws g. l. 246, § ii, 
is hereby amended by striking out section eleven and insert- ^™®"^®'^- 
ing in place thereof the following: — Section 11. Such Trustee's 
answer shall be signed and sworn to by the trustee, or, in under'oath.^or 
lieu of being sworn to, shall contain his written declaration, *° contain 
subject to the penalty prescribed by section one A of chapter ration that 
two hundred and sixty-eight, that the answer is made under under penalties 
the penalties of perjury. Approved April 6, 1927. of perjury. 

An Act authorizing the metropolitan district com- Chap.217 

MISSION TO TAKE AND HOLD CERTAIN LAND BORDERING 
ON THE CHARLES RIVER IN THE CITY OF BOSTON AND IN 
THE TOWN OF DEDHAM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The metropolitan district commission is hereby authorized ^^ift^^dbtrict 
and directed to take by eminent domain under chapter commission 
seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase holdasa^^" 
or otherwise, and hold as a metropolitan park reservation, metropolitan 

,. iJ^ii- •! park reserva- 

certain property bordenng on the Charles river m the town tion certain 
of Dedham shown as lots "B," " C" and "D" on a plan ing on Charles 
dated August twenty-first, nineteen hundred and twenty- "nd'Ded^am"' 
five, and filed with the special report of said commission, 
house document numbered three hundred and twenty-four 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, together with all build- 
ings and other improvements on said land. For said pur- Expenditure, 
poses, the commission may expend such sum, not exceeding 
seventy-five thousand dollars, as may be appropriated 
therefor. Any unexpended balance of the amount to be Disposition of 
appropriated for the purposes of this act remaining after the balance'! ^ 
lots hereinbefore specified are paid for may be expended for 
the purchase in whole or in part of lots "A" and "E" on 
said plan. Approved April 6, 1927. 

An Act providing for a fire commission in the city of (Jfidj) 218 

CHICOPEE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There is hereby established in the city of Firecommis- 
Chicopee a fire commission, to consist of three citizens of of chicopee 
said city, not all of whom shall be members of the same Members^ a - 
political party. During the month of February next follow- pointmen't, 
ing the acceptance of this act, the mayor, subject to the ap- *^'^™' ^^''' 



222 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 219. 



Powers. 



Certain in- 
consistent 
provisions 
repealed. 



No compensa- 
tion. 

Vacancies. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



proval of the board of aldermen, shall appoint three members 
of said commission, of whom one shall hold office for one 
year, one for two years and one for three j'^ears, as desig- 
nated by the mayor, from the first day of February next 
succeeding the date of their appointment and until the 
qualification of their successors, and thereafter as the term 
of any member expires the mayor, subject to such approval, 
shall, in January, appoint his successor to serve for a term 
of three years from the first day of February next succeeding 
and until the qualification of his successor. 

Section 2. Said commission shall have full charge and 
control of the fire department of said city, including the chief 
thereof, and shall have and exercise all the powers relative 
to said department and to fire limits, construction of build- 
ings within said limits, and rules and regulations tending to 
prevent damage by fire, now vested in the mayor and board 
of aldermen of said city. So much of chapter two hundred 
and thirty-nine of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety- 
seven, as amended, as is inconsistent with this act is hereby 
repealed. 

Section 3. Members of said commission shall serve 
without compensation and may be removed by the mayor 
for cause at any time, and vacancies so caused, or otherwise 
occurring, shall be filled by appointment for the residue of 
the unexpired term in the same manner as hereinbefore pro- 
vided. 

Section 4. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the qualified voters of the city of Chicopee at the city 
election to be held 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 hundred and 

twenty-seven, entitled ' An Act providing for a fire r^^^n ^| 

commission in the city of Chicopee' be accepted?" I ^^ i 

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 6, 1927. 



Cha7}'219 An Ac"^ relative to the furnishing of state or military 

AID to those who SERVED DURING THE PERIOD OF THE 
SPANISH WAR, PHILIPPINE INSURRECTION OR CHINA RE- 
LIEF EXPEDITION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section six of chapter one hundred and fifteen of the 
General Laws, as amended by sections one and two of chap- 
ter two hundred and twenty-two of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-one, by chapter three hundred and fifty- 
seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four and 
by chapter three hundred and one of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-six, is hereby further amended by in- 
serting after tjie word "in" in the third line and after the 



G. L. 115, § 6, 
etc., amended. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 220. 223 

word "in" the second time it occurs in the eighth line of 
the paragraph appearing in said chapter three hundred and 
one the words: — or during the period of, — so that said 
paragraph will read as follows : — Invalid pensioners of the state or miii- 
United States who served in the army or navy of the United thoL^who 
States to the credit of this commonwealth in or during the IpJ^fghVar. 
period of the war with Spain, having been appointed or Philippine jn- 
having enlisted in such service after February fifteenth, cwna Relief 
eighteen hundred and ninety-eight and prior to July fourth, Expedition. 
nineteen hundred and two; or who served in the regular 
army or navy of the United States during said war or in the 
army, navy or marine corps of the United States in or during 
the period of the Philippine Insurrection or the China Relief 
Expedition, having been appointed or having enlisted in 
such service between said dates while a citizen of this com- 
monwealth, having a residence and actually residing therein. 

Approved April 6, 1927. 

kii Act relative to the use of buildings and premises, Chap.220 

THE HEIGHT AND BULK OF BUILDINGS, AND THE OCCU- 
PANCY OF LOTS IN SPECIFIED DISTRICTS OF THE CITY OF 
BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The eighth paragraph of section one of p^^*' eighth,*' 
chapter four hundred and eighty-eight of the acts of nine- etc., amended, 
teen hundred and twenty-four, as amended by section two 
of chapter two hundred and nineteen of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-five, entitled " Yard, Rear", is hereby 
further amended by striking out the first sentence of said 
paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
A space on the same lot with a building, between the ex- 
treme rear line of said building and the rear line of the lot 
and open and unoccupied except by an unenclosed porch 
not exceeding sixty square feet in area, — so as to read as 
follows: — Yard, Rear: A space on the same lot with a "Yard, Rear" 
building, between the extreme rear line of said building and 
the rear line of the lot and open and unoccupied except by 
an unenclosed porch not exceeding sixty square feet in area. 
Where said lines are not parallel the mean depth of the rear 
yard shall be considered its minimum depth, provided that 
at no point shall its depth thereby be reduced to less than 
twelve feet. 

Section 2. The second paragraph of section eleven of Jfa^r^'ge^nd,"' 
said chapter four hundred and eighty-eight, entitled amended. 
"Height", is hereby amended by inserting after said word 
"Height" in the first line the words: — and Occupancy, — 
and by inserting after the word "height" in the second 
line the words: — or accommodate or make provision for 
more than two families, — so as to read as follows: — Height oc^^plncy 
and Occupancy: No building shall exceed thirty-five feet or 
two and one half stories in height or accommodate or make 
provision for more than two families. 



224 



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1924,488, § II, 
par. fourth, 
amended. 



Side Yards. 



Proviso. 



1924, 488, § 13, 
par. fourth, 
amended. 



Side Yards. 



Proviso. 



1924, 488, § 16, 
par. (12), 
amended. 



One-story 
buildings of 
accessory use 
to certain 
dwellings. 

Proviso. 



Section 3. The fourth paragraph of said section eleven, 
entitled "Side Yards", is hereby amended by striking out, 
in the fifth and sixth lines of said paragraph, the words 
" three inches for every ten feet or fraction thereof that the 
length of the side yard exceeds fifty" and inserting in place 
thereof the words: — six inches for every twenty feet or 
fraction thereof that the length of the side yard exceeds 
sixty, — so as to read as follows: — Side Yards: There 
shall be a side yard on each side of every building or pair 
of semi-detached buildings in a single or general residence 
district. The minimum width of any side yard provided in 
a thirty-five foot district shall be six feet, which shall be 
increased six inches for every twenty feet or fraction thereof 
that the length of the side yard exceeds sixty feet, provided 
that on no lot held under a separate and distinct ownership 
from adjacent lots and of record at the time it is placed in a 
thirty-five foot district shall the buildable width be reduced 
by this requirement to less than twenty-four feet. 

Section 4. The fourth paragraph of section twelve of 
said chapter four hundred and eighty-eight, entitled "Side 
Yards", is hereby amended by striking out, in the sixth 
and seventh lines of said paragraph, the words " three inches 
for every ten feet or fraction thereof that the length of the 
side yard exceeds fifty" and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — six inches for every twenty feet or fraction thereof 
that the length of the side yard exceeds sixty, — so as to 
read as follows: — Side Yards: There shall be a side yard on 
each side of every building or attached group of buildings 
other than accessory buildings in a single or general residence 
district unless there is a party wall. The minimum width 
of any side yard provided in a forty foot district shall be 
six feet, which shall be increased six inches for every twenty 
feet or fraction thereof that the length of the side yard 
exceeds sixty feet, provided that on no lot held under a 
separate and distinct ownership from adjacent lots and of 
record at the time it is placed in a forty foot district shall 
the buildable width be reduced by this requirement to less 
than twenty-four feet. 

Section 5. Paragraph (12) of section sixteen of said 
chapter four hundred and eighty-eight is hereby amended 
by inserting after the word "dwelling" in the fifth line of 
said paragraph the words: — ; provided, that on a lot occu- 
pied by such a dwelling on June fifth, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, and not since reduced in area, forty per cent of 
the rear yard may be so occupied, — so as to read as follows: 
— (12) On a lot occupied by a dwelling other than a tene- 
ment house a one-story building of accessory use thereto 
and not more than fifteen feet high measured to the mean 
height of the gable may be located in and occupy not more 
than thirty per cent of the rear yard of such dwelling; pro- 
vided, that on a lot occupied by such a dwelling on June 
fifth, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, and not since 
reduced in area, forty per cent of the rear yard may be so 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 220. 225 

occupied. The area occupied by such a building of ac- Area, 
cessory use shall not be included as occupied area in com- 
puting the percentage of lot occupancy. 

Section 6. Section twenty of said chapter four hundred etc*' amended, 
and eighty-eight, as amended by section twelve of said chap- 
ter two hundred and nineteen of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five and by section two of chapter three hundred 
and fifty of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is 
hereby further amended by inserting after the word "Bos- 
ton" in the fifty-sixth line the following: — Any petition for 
changing the zoning map shall be accompanied by a fee of 
ten dollars before being considered by the board. Such fees 
shall be deposited by the board with the city collector within 
one month after receipt thereof, — and by inserting after 
the word "Boston" in the eighty-ninth line the following 
new paragraph : — In all cases where the boundaries of dis- 
tricts are changed so as to include the whole or part of an 
existing single or general residence district in a zone for less 
restricted uses the set back required by this act for such 
district before such change shall remain in force unless and 
until such limitation shall be rescinded by the board. Such 
recision may be inserted in the original order making such 
change if asked for by said petition and notice thereof given 
in the notice of the original petition for the change, or it 
may be ordered subsequently on petition and notice in the 
manner required for petitions for a change in the boundaries 
of districts, — so as to read as follows : — Section 20. There Board of 
shall be a board of zoning adjustment to consist of twelve f^tmen^" 
members as follows: — The chairman of the city planning u°dOT Boston 
board ex officio, and eleven members appointed by the membera, etc. 
mayor in the following manner: one member from two 
candidates to be nominated by the Associated Industries of 
Massachusetts, one member from two candidates to be 
nominated by the Boston Central Labor Union, one member 
from two candidates to be nominated by the Boston Chamber 
of Commerce, one member from two candidates to be 
nominated by the Boston Real Estate Exchange, one mem- 
ber from two candidates to be nominated by the Massa- 
chusetts Real Estate Exchange, one member from two 
candidates, one to be nominated by the Boston Society of 
Architects and one by the Boston Society of Landscape 
Architects, one member from two candidates to be nomi- ^ 

nated by the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, one member 
from two candidates to be nominated by the Master Builders' 
Association of Boston, one member from two candidates to 
be nominated by the Team Owners Association, one member 
from two candidates to be nominated by the United Im- 
provement Association, and one member to be selected by 
the mayor. All appointive members shall be residents of ^embersy* 
or engaged in business in Boston. All appointments after qualifications, 
the initial appointments shall be for the term of five years, office, etc. 
Vacancies among the appointive members shall be filled in Vacancies, 
the same manner in which original appointments are made. 



226 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 220. 



Information 
by heads of 
departments, 
etc. 

Board may 



boundaries of 
districts, etc. 



Requirements 
for such 
changes. 



Public hearing, 
notice, etc. 



Fee. 



Members 
personally 
interested not 
to act. 
Majority of 
board to 
constitute 
quorum for 
public hear- 
ings and for 
all acts of 
board, except, 
etc. 



Adjournment 
by less than 
majority. 



May adopt 
certain rules. 



Board to re- 
view decisions 
of board of ap- 



The several heads of departments of the city of Boston shall 
on request of the board supply it with all information in 
their possession useful for its duties. 

Either upon petition or otherwise, the board may, subject 
to the following conditions, change the boundaries of dis- 
tricts by changing the zoning map, on file at the state secre- 
tary's office, to meet altered needs of a locality, to avoid 
undue concentration of population, to provide adequate 
light and air, to lessen congestion in streets, to secure safety 
from fire, panic and other dangers, to facilitate the adequate 
provision of transportation, water, sewerage and other public 
requirements and to promote the health, safety, convenience 
and welfare of the inhabitants of the city of Boston. Such 
changes shall be made with reasonable consideration, among 
other things, of the character of the district and its peculiar 
suitability for particular uses, and with a view to conserving 
the value of buildings and encouraging the most appropriate 
use of land. No such change shall be made except by the 
decision of not less than four fifths of the members of the 
board, excepting only any member or members not qualified 
to act, rendered after a public hearing thereon, of which 
notice shall be mailed to the petitioner, if any, to the build- 
ing commissioner, the chairman of the assessing department, 
the chairman of the street laying-out department, the 
commissioner of public works, the fire commissioner and the 
health commissioner of the city of Boston, and to the owners 
of all property deemed by the board to be affected thereby 
as they appear in the most recent local tax list and also ad- 
vertised in a daily newspaper published in the city of Boston. 
Any petition for changing the zoning map shall be ac- 
companied by a fee of ten dollars before being considered by 
the board. Such fees shall be deposited by the board with 
the city collector within one month after receipt thereof. 
No member shall act in any case in which he is personally 
interested either directly or indirectly. A majority of the 
board shall constitute a quorum for all public hearings and 
for all acts of the board, except that decisions changing the 
boundaries of districts on the zoning map or confirming a 
decision of the board of appeal shall be deemed to comply 
with this section only if the written record of such decision 
is signed, in case of any change of boundaries as aforesaid, 
by not less than four fifths, or, in case of any confirmation of 
a decision of the board of appeal, by not less than two thirds, 
of the members of the board qualified to act. If less than 
a majority of the board is present at any public hearing or 
at any executive session, the members actually present 
may adjourn the same by proclamation to such time and 
place as they deem advisable, and further notice thereof 
shall not be necessary. The board may adopt rules, not 
inconsistent with the provisions of this act, governing notice 
and procedure. 

The board shall review the decision of the board of appeal 
within forty-five days of the certification to it of a copy of 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 220. 227 

the record thereof in every case wherein permission is granted fo^eighf cS^'^* 

to erect or alter a building to an extreme height greater than buildings, etc. 

that otherwise authorized under the provisions of this act 

for the lot or building in question, said review to determine 

whether or not the relief granted derogates from the intent 

and purpose of this act. No such permission shall be con- Requirements 

firmed except by decision of not less than two thirds of the ti'on.""^'^'"'^' 

members of the board, excepting only any member or 

members not qualified to act, rendered after a public hearing Public hearing, 

thereon of which notice shall be given as provided in case ^°^^^^' ^^''• 

of a public hearing under the preceding paragraph. If the 

lot or building in question abuts upon a public park, notice 

shall also be mailed to the park commissioners of the city of 

Boston. 

In all cases where the boundaries of districts are changed Set back to 
so as to include the whole or part of an existing single or force'in'cer- 
general residence district in a zone for less restricted uses th6 in'bo^undarles 
set back required by this act for such district before such unless 
change shall remain in force unless and until such limitation rescinded! etc. 
shall be rescinded by the board. Such recision may be 
inserted in the original order making such change if asked 
for by said petition and notice thereof given in the notice 
of the original petition for the change, or it may be ordered 
subsequently on petition and notice in the manner required 
for petitions for a change in the boundaries of districts. 

The board shall cause to be made a detailed record of Record of pro- 
all its proceedings, which record shall set forth the reasons °^^ "^^^' 
for its decisions, the vote of each member participating 
therein, and the absence of a member or his failure to vote. 
Such record, immediately following the board's final decision, 
shall be filed in the office of the building commissioner of 
Boston and shall be open to public inspection, and notice 
of such decision shall be mailed forthwith to each party 
in interest as aforesaid. Upon any decision changing the Amended zon- 
zoning map, on file at the state secretary's office, an amended [[jf ™^g^;. 
map showing such change endorsed by the chairman of said 
board shall be filed forthwith at said office. 

If a change be favorably decided upon or if a decision of Aggrieved 
the board of appeal shall be confirmed, any person ag- may petition 
grieved or any municipal officer or board may, within certkTrari'.^etc. 
fifteen days after the entry of such decision, bring a petition 
in the supreme judicial court for the county of Suffolk for a 
writ of certiorari setting forth that such decision is in whole 
or part not in accordance with the duties and powers of 
such board as above prescribed and specifying the par- 
ticulars of such non-compliance. The provisions of section 
four of chapter two hundred and forty-nine of the General 
Laws shall, except as herein provided, apply to said petition. 

No costs shall be allowed against the board unless the No costs 
court finds that it acted with gross negligence or in bad unYesf itc"*^' 
faith. 

The board shall not reduce in any way the area of the one no reduction 
hundred and fifty-five foot district established by this act. of certain area. 



228 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 221. 



Annual 
reports. 



Effect of 
transfer of 
area to 
another dis- 
trict, etc. 



Section two, 
submission to 
city council, 
etc. 

Proviso. 
When sections 
1 and 3 to 6, 
inclusive, take 
effect. 



The board shall report its doings annually on or before 
the tenth day of February to the mayor of Boston and to 
the general court. 

If any area is hereafter transferred to another district by 
a change in district boundaries either by action of the 
board of zoning adjustment or by an amendment to this act, 
the buildings and uses then existing within said area shall be 
subject to the provisions of this act with reference to existing 
buildings or uses in the district to which the area is removed. 

Section 7. Section two of this act shall take effect upon 
its acceptance by vote of the city council of the city of 
Boston, subject to the provisions of its charter, provided 
that such acceptance occurs during the current year. Sec- 
tions one and three to six, inclusive, and, for the purpose 
only of being submitted to the city council as aforesaid, 
section two of this act, shall take effect upon their passage. 
» Approved April 6, 1927. 



G. L. 119, J 67, 
amended. 



CAap. 221 An Act relative to the commitment to jail of childken 

AWAITING EXAMINATION OR TRIAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section sixty-seven of chapter one hundred and nineteen 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "jail" in the eleventh line the following new paragraph: 
— A child so committed to jail to await examination or trial 
by the court shall be returned thereto within three days 
after each such commitment, and not more than ten days 
shall elapse after the original commitment before disposition 
of such case by the court, by adjudication or otherwise. 
Any child committed to jail under this section shall, while 
so confined, be kept in a place separate and apart from all 
other persons committed thereto who are seventeen years 
of age or over, and shall not at any time be permitted to 
associate or communicate with any other such persons com- 
mitted as aforesaid, except when attending religious exer- 
cises or receiving medical attention or treatment, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 67. A child under fourteen held 
for examination or trial, or to prosecute an appeal to the 
superior court, if unable to furnish bail shall be committed 
to the care of the department or of a probation officer. 
The person to whose care he is committed shall provide for 
his safe keeping and for his appearance at such examination 
or trial, or at the prosecution of his appeal. 

A child fourteen years of age or over so held, if unable 
to furnish bail shall be so committed to a probation officer 
unless the court on immediate inquiry shall be of opinion 
that, if so committed, such child will not appear at such 
examination or trial, in which case said child may be com- 
mitted to jail. 

A child so committed to jail to await examination or trial 
by the court shall be returned thereto within three days 
after each such commitment, and not more than ten days 



Care of chil- 
dren held for 
examination or 
trial. 



May be com- 
mitted to jail 
in certain 



Time limit 
for disposition 
of case by 
coiirt. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 222. 229 

shall elapse after the original commitment before disposition 
of such case by the court, by adjudication or otherwise. 
Any child committed to jail under this section shall, while children com- 
so confined, be kept in a place separate and apart from all k^pt^aplrt^^ 
other persons committed thereto who are seventeen years from certain 
of age or over, and shall not at any time be permitted to committed, 
associate or communicate with any other such persons com- «'''=«?*• ^te- 
mitted as aforesaid, except when attending religious exer- 
cises or receiving medical attention or treatment. 

Said probation officer shall have all the authority, rights Authority of 
and powers in relation to a child committed to his care under ^^^6^'°'* 
this section, and in relation to a child released to him as 
provided in section sixty-six, which he would have if he 
were surety on the recognizance of such child. 

Approved April 6, 1927. 

An Act providing for refunds of taxes and payment Cha'p.222 
OF interest, costs and penalties in connection there- 
with WITHOUT appropriation AND FOR A PROPER DE- 
DUCTION THEREOF BEFORE DISTRIBUTION OF SUCH TAXES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section eighteen of chapter fifty-eight of the g. l. 58, § is, 
General Laws, as amended by section two of chapter fifty- ***'• amended, 
four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two and by 
section one of chapter two hundred and twenty-two of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby further 
amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — The amount so collected in Distribution to 
any of said years in excess of the sum necessary to make town^^oHn- 
said payments shall be distributed in proportion to the come tax 
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 such taxes paid under 
said chapter sixty-two as have been refunded under said 
chapter or section twenty-seven of this chapter during said 
year, together with any interest or costs paid on account of 
refunds, which shall be retained by the commonwealth, and 
a sufficient sum to be distributed under Part I of chapter 
seventy. 

Section 2. Said chapter fifty-eight, as amended in sec- g. l. 58, § 20, 
tion twenty by section one of chapter three hundred and **" • a™e°<ied. 
sixty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, 
is hereby further amended by striking out said section 
twenty and inserting in place thereof the following: — Sec- Distribution of 
tion 20. From the total taxes paid in any state fiscal year ne^?nd ^"^'' 
by domestic business and foreign corporations under sections foreign cor- 
thirty to fifty-one, inclusive, of chapter sixty-three there taxes. 
shall be deducted such taxes paid under said sections as 
have been refunded under said chapter or section twenty- 
seven of this chapter during said year, together with any 
interest or costs paid such corporations on account of re- 



230 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 222. 



G. L. 58, 
§ 24A, etc., 
amended. 



Distribution of 
interest re- 
ceived on 
overdue cor- 
poration 
taxes. 



Deduction of 
abatements. 



G. L. 29, § 18, 
etc., amended. 



Payments 
from st.ite 
treasury 
regulated. 



Provisos. 



funds. One sixth of the balance shall be retained by the 
commonwealth, and five sixths shall be distributed, credited 
and paid to each of the several towns in the proportion that 
the value of the tangible property owned by all corporations 
taxable under any provision of sections thirty to fifty-one, 
inclusive, of chapter sixty-three and situated in each town, 
bears to the value of the total tangible property owned by 
all such corporations and situated within the commonwealth, 
as determined by the commissioner from the returns of the 
previous taxable year or in such other manner as he may 
deem just and equitable. 

Section 3. Section twenty-four A of said chapter fifty- 
eight, inserted by section one of chapter three hundred and 
seventy-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, 
is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the follow- 
ing: — Any sum abated from a tax distributable to the 
several towns under sections twenty-one to twenty-four, 
inclusive, and refunded, and any interest or costs paid on 
account of such refund, shall be deducted from the amount 
to be distributed, credited or paid, — so as to read as follows: 
— Section S4A. Interest received by the commonwealth 
on overdue taxes from corporations under section seventy of 
chapter sixty-three, shall be distributed, credited and paid 
to the several towns in the same manner and proportions 
as the principal of such taxes is distributed, credited and 
paid. Any sum abated from a tax distributable to the 
several towns under sections twenty-one to twenty-four, in- 
clusive, and refunded, and any interest or costs paid on 
account of such refund, shall be deducted from the amount 
to be distributed, credited or paid. 

Section 4. Section eighteen of chapter twenty-nine of 
the General Laws, as amended by section twenty-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 nineteenth and twentieth lines, the 
words "repayments required by section seventy-eight of 
chapter sixty-three" and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — refunds of taxes or penalties or for refunds or 
payments of interest or costs lawfully made pursuant to 
the provisions of chapters fifty-eight to sixty-five A, in- 
clusive, — so as to read as follows: — Section 18. Except as 
otherwise provided, no money shall be paid by the com- 
monwealth without a warrant from the governor drawn 
in accordance with an appropriation then in efi'ect, and 
after the demand or account to be paid has been certified 
by the comptroller; but the principal and interest on all 
public debts shall be paid when due without any warrant, 
and the revenue received from fees and fines under chapter 
ninety and the revenue now paid into special funds and ex- 
pended by the division of waterways and public lands of 
the department of public works shall be appropriated by 
the general court for the purposes defined in existing laws; 
provided, that no appropriation shall be required for the 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 223. 231 

payment of principal or income of funds held in trust by the 
commonwealth, or of sinking funds to meet maturing 
bonds, or of treasury notes issued for duly authorized tem- 
porary loans, or of corporation and other taxes collected 
by the commonwealth for distribution to towns, or for the 
investment of such funds as the state treasurer is duly au- 
thorized to invest, or for payments authorized by law out 
of the several prison industries funds, or for refunds of taxes 
or penalties or for refunds or payments of interest or costs 
lawfully made pursuant to the provisions of chapters fifty- 
eight to sixty-five A, inclusive; and, provided, further, that 
the governor may, without an appropriation, draw his 
warrant for the payment of his own salary and the salaries 
of the justices of the supreme judicial court. No certificate Pay rolls of 
shall be required from the comptroller for payment of the ™u'JJ^ifan°d 
pay rolls of the members of the council and general court, general court. 

Section 5. Section five of chapter sixty-three of the g. l. 63, § 5, 
General Laws, as appearing in section one of chapter three ^*c., amende . 
hundred and forty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five, is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"sections" in the second line the following: — , after de- 
ducting any refund and any interest or costs paid on ac- 
count thereof, — so as to read as follows: — Section ^- P'^-I-^'^^nH 
Such proportion of the tax paid by each bank under the towns of part 
foregoing sections, after deducting any refund and any in- *^^' ^^°' 
terest or costs paid on account thereof, as corresponds to 
the proportion of its stock owned by persons residing in this 
commonwealth shall be determined by the commissioner and 
be distributed, credited and paid to the several towns in 
which from returns or other evidence it appears that such 
persons resided on April first preceding, according to the 
number of shares so held in such towns respectively, and ^ate'of""-^^ 
the remainder of such tax shall be retained by the common- mainder. 
wealth. The commissioner shall forthwith upon such de- Notice to 
termination give written notice by mail or at their office to changes and 
the assessors of each town thereby affected of the aggregate credits. 
amount so charged against and credited to it; and they Appeal by 
may within, ten days after notice of such determination ap- *^^^^^°'"^- 
peal therefrom to the board of appeal. 

Section 6. This act shall be operative as of December when 
first, nineteen hundred and twenty-six. operative. 

Approved April 6, 1927. 

An Act reviving atkins & company, inc. Chav 223 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Atkins & Company, Inc., which was dissolved ^^^'^^^ 
by chapter two hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of inc., revived, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby revived with 
the same powers, duties and obligations as if said chapter 
had not been passed. 

Section 2. This act shall be operative as of March when 
thirty-first in the current year. Approved April 6, 1927. operative. 



232 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 224. 



Chap. 224: An Act safeguarding the distribution and sale of 

CERTAIN DANGEROUS CAUSTIC OR CORROSIVE SUBSTANCES 
IN PACKAGES FOR HOUSEHOLD USE. 



G. L. 270, new 
section after 
S2. 

Sale and dis- 
tribution of 
certain danger- 
ous caustic or 
corrosive sub- 
stances in 
gackages for 
ousehold use 
prohibited, 
unless, etc. 



" Dangerous 
caustic or 
corrosive 
substance", 
definition. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and seventy of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 
two the following new section: — Section 2 A. No person 
shall sell, exchange, deliver or have in his possession with 
intent to sell, exchange or deliver any dangerous caustic or 
corrosive substance designed for household use unless there 
is affixed to the bottle, box, wrapper or other container con- 
taining such substance a conspicuous and easily legible label 
conforming to the provisions of federal law regulating the 
distribution and sale thereof in interstate and foreign com- 
merce. 

In this section, unless the context or subject matter other- 
wise requires, the term "dangerous caustic or corrosive 
substance" means: hydrochloric acid and any preparation 
containing free or chemically unneutralized hydrochloric 
acid in a concentration of ten per centum or more; sul- 
phuric acid and any preparation containing free or chemically 
unneutralized sulphuric acid in a concentration of ten per 
centum or more; nitric acid or any preparation containing 
free or chemically unneutralized nitric acid in a concentra- 
tion of five per centum or more; carbolic acid, otherwise 
known as phenol, and any preparation containing carbolic 
acid in a concentration of five per centum or more; oxalic 
acid and any preparation containing free or chemically un- 
neutralized oxalic acid in a concentration of ten per centum 
or more; any salt of oxalic acid and any preparation con- 
taining any such salt in a concentration of ten per centum 
or more; acetic acid or any preparation containing free or 
chemically unneutralized acetic acid in a concentration of 
twenty per centum or more; hypochlorous acid, either free 
or combined, and any preparation containing the same in a 
concentration so as to yield ten per centum or more by 
weight of available chlorine, excluding calx chlorinata, bleach- 
ing powder, and chloride of lime; potassium hydroxide and 
any preparation containing free or chemically unneutralized 
potassium hydroxide, including caustic potash and Vienna 
paste, in a concentration of ten per centum or more; sodium 
hydroxide and any preparation containing free or chemically 
unneutralized sodium hydroxide, including caustic soda and 
lye, in a concentration of ten per centum or more; silver 
nitrate, sometimes known as lunar caustic, and any prepara- 
tion containing silver nitrate in a concentration of five per 
centum or more; and ammonia water and any preparation 
yielding free or chemically uncombined ammonia including 
ammonium hydroxide in a concentration of five per centum 
or more. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 225. 233 

Any person violating any provision of this section shall be Penalty, 
punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars; but no 
person shall be prosecuted hereunder if the substance is 
marked as it was when purchased by him and he can es- 
tablish a guaranty signed by the wholesaler, jobber or Guaranty. 
manufacturer from whom he purchased such substance, to 
the effect that the same is correctly marked as required by 
this section, designating it. Such guarantj^ to afford pro- Contents. 
tection, shall contain the names and addresses of the parties 
making the sale of such substances to such person. 

Products for household cleaning and washing purposes Requirements 
subject to this section, if labelled in accordance therewith, distribution of 
may be sold, offered for sale, held for sale and distributed ^1"^^^°''^ j 
in this commonwealth by any dealer, wholesale or retail. washing 

Section 2. This act shall take effect January first, Effwti^edate 
nineteen hundred and twenty-eight. 

Approved April 6, 1927. 



Chap. 22b 



An Act relative to the abatement of certain cor- 
poration TAXES. 

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 eighteen the |sjtion after 
following new section: — Section 18 A. A bank or company Notice of tax 
taxable under section eleven, seventeen or eighteen shall be commksk>ner' 
notified by the commissioner of the tax assessed as soon as of corporations 
may be, and within sixty days after the date of notification 
may apply to the commissioner for a correction of the assess- Application for 
ment, and in default of settlement may, upon application *^ "^ '°°' 
within thirty days of the date of the notice of the commis- 
sioner's decision, be heard thereon by the board of appeal, ^^/j^^ff''^ 
If abatement of a tax paid is granted, the overpayment with appeal, 
interest thereon at the rate of six per cent per annum from Abatement of 
the date of payment shall be refunded to the bank or com- 
pany by the state treasurer without any appropriation 
therefor by the general court. 

Section 2. Section twenty-eight of said chapter sixty- g. l. 63, § 28, 
three, as amended by section five of chapter five hundred ^ "" ^^^^ ^ ' 
and twenty of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, 
by section four of chapter three hundred and seventy-eight 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three and by 
section four of chapter two hundred and eighty-seven of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby further 
amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Within sixty days after the 
date of such notice the company may apply to the com- 
missioner for a correction of said excise, and in default of 
settlement may, upon application within thirty days of the 
date of notification of the commissioner's decision, be heard 
thereon by the board of appeal. If abatement of a tax 
paid is granted, the overpayment with interest thereon at 



234 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 225. 



Taxation of 

insurance 

companies. 



Notice of 
amount of 
assessment. 
Taxes, when 
due and pay- 
able. 

Interest. 



Application 
for correction. 

Hearing by 
board of 
appeal. 



Abatement of 
tax, etc. 



G. L. 63, § 51, 
etc., amended. 



Abatement of 
taxes assessed 
upon business 
corporations. 



Repayment of 
abatement 
with interest. 



Appeal upon 
refusal of 
commissioner 
to abate, etc. 



G. L. 63, § 60, 
etc., amended. 



the rate of six per cent per annum from the date of payment 
shall be refunded to the corporation by the state treasurer 
without anj^ appropriation therefor by the general court, 
— so as to read as follows : — Section 28. The commissioner, 
from such returns, and from such other evidence as he may 
obtain, shall assess upon all insurance companies subject to 
this chapter the taxes imposed by sections twenty to twenty- 
three, inclusive, and shall forthwith upon making such 
assessment give to every such company notice of the amount 
thereof. Such taxes shall become due and payable to the 
commissioner thirty days after the date of such notice but 
not later than July first. All such taxes shall bear interest 
at the rate of six per cent per annum from the date payable 
until July first and, whether assessed before or after July 
first, shall bear interest at the rate of twelve per cent per 
annum from July first until they are paid. Within sixty 
days after the date of such notice the company may apply 
to the commissioner for a correction of said excise, and in 
default of settlement may, upon application within thirty 
days of the date of notification of the commissioner's de- 
cision, be heard thereon by the board of appeal. If abate- 
ment of a tax paid is granted, the overpayment with interest 
thereon at the rate of six per cent per annum from the date 
of payment shall be refunded to the corporation by the 
state treasurer without any appropriation therefor by the 
general court. 

Section 3. Section fifty-one of said chapter sixty-three, 
as amended by section five of said chapter two hundred and 
eighty-seven, is hereby further amended by striking out, in 
the fourth line, the word "thirty" and inserting in place 
thereof the word: — sixty, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 51. Any corporation aggrieved by the assessment 
of a tax under sections thirty to fifty, inclusive, may apply 
to the commissioner for an abatement thereof at any time 
within sixty days after the date upon which the notice of 
assessment is sent; and if after a hearing or otherwise the 
commissioner finds that the tax is excessive in amount or 
that the corporation assessed is not subject thereto, he shall 
abate it in whole or in part accordingly. If the tax has been 
paid the state treasurer shall repay to the corporation 
assessed the amount of such abatement, with interest thereon 
at the rate of six per cent per annum from the time when it 
was paid. Any corporation aggrieved by the refusal of the 
commissioner to abate a tax in whole or in part under this 
section may appeal in the manner provided by section 
seventy-one. 

Section 4. Section sixty of said chapter sixty-three, as 
amended by section nine of chapter five hundred and twenty 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby 
further amended by striking out the last sentence and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: — The taxpayer may 
apply to the commissioner, within sixty days after the date 
of the notice, for the correction of the tax, and in default of 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 226. 235 

settlement may, upon application within thirty days of the 
date of notification of the commissioner's decision, be 
heard thereon by the board of appeal. If abatement of a 
tax paid is granted the overpayment with interest thereon 
at the rate of six per cent per annum from the date of pay- 
ment shall be refunded to the taxpayer by the state treasurer 
without any appropriation therefor by the general court 
even though such sum is not deductible from a tax or taxes 
to be distributed to the several towns, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 60. The commissioner shall annually, as Taxation of 
soon as may be after the first Monday of August, give notice f^ancMs'es 
to the treasurer of every corporation, company or association Notice of tnx. 
liable to any tax under section fifty-eight, of the amount 
thereof, the time when due, the right to apply for correction, 
and the right of appeal, all as herein provided. Said tax Time of pay- 
shall be due and payable to the commissioner within thirty ™^''*" 
days after the date of such notice, but not before October 
twentieth. The taxpayer may apply to the commissioner. Application for 
within sixty days after the date of the notice, for the cor- ''°"^'=t»°'i- 
rection of the tax, and in default of settlement may, upon Hearing by 
application within thirty days of the date of notification of appeal?^ 
the commissioner's decision, be heard thereon by the board 
of appeal. If abatement of a tax paid is granted the over- Abatement of 
payment with interest thereon at the rate of six per cent per *^^' ^^^' 
annum from the date of payment shall be refunded to the 
taxpayer by the state treasurer without any appropriation 
therefor by the general court even though such sum is not 
deductible from a tax or taxes to be distributed to the 
several towns. Approved April 6, 1927, 

An Act establishing the maximum contribution of the (JJidr) 226 

COMMONWEALTH TOWARD THE EXPENSE OF THE FUNERALS 
OF CERTAIN VETERANS, AND THE MAXIMUM EXPENSE OP 
SUCH FUNERALS, TOWARD WHICH THE COMMONWEALTH 
WILL CONTRIBUTE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty of chapter one hundred and fifteen of the g. l. ii5, § 20, 
General Laws, as amended by section sixty-eight of chapter ''**'■' ^™®'^'^^<^- 
three hundred and sixty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-three and by chapter two hundred and sixty- 
six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty -four, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in the second line, the 
word "sixty" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
one hundred, — and by striking out, in the fifth line, the 
words " one hundred and sixty" and inserting in place thereof 
the words: — two hundred, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 20. The expense of a burial as aforesaid shall not Expense of 
exceed one hundred dollars, two dollars of which shall be indigent 
paid as compensation to the burial agent causing the inter- i°i|j'-te"' ^^'^" 
ment to be made; but if the total expense of the burial, by 
whomsoever incurred, shall exceed two hundred dollars, no 
payment therefor shall be made by the commonwealth. 



236 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 227. 



Place of burial. 



Conduct of 
funeral. 
Returns of ex- 
penditures, 
etc., by cities 
and towns. 



State reim- 
bursement. 



The burial shall not be made in any cemetery or burial 
ground used exclusively for the burial of the pauper dead, 
or in any part of any cemetery or burial ground so used. 
Relatives of the deceased who are unable to bear the ex- 
pense of burial may be allowed to conduct the funeral. The 
full amount so expended, the name of the deceased soldier 
or sailor, the regiment, company, station, organization or 
vessel in which he served, the date of death, place of inter- 
ment, and in case of a wife or widow the name of the hus- 
band 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 disbursement, shall be reimbursed by 
the commonwealth to the several towns on or before No- 
vember tenth in the year after the expenditures have been 
made. Approved April 7, 1927. 



Chap. 227 An Act providing for a clerk of the district court of 

DUKES COUNTY AND OF NANTUCKET AND ESTABLISHING 
THE SALARIES OF THE JUSTICES AND CLERKS OF SAID 
COURTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and eighteen of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 
eight and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 8. Each district court shall have a clerk, who 
shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and 
consent of the council, for five years. 

Section 2. Said chapter two hundred and eighteen, as 
amended in section seventy-seven by section one of chapter 
three hundred and twenty-six of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-three, is hereby further amended by striking 
out said section seventy-seven and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 77. The salaries of the justice of 
the district court of Dukes county and of Nantucket shall 
be fifteen hundred dollars each. The salaries of the clerk 
of the district court of Dukes county and of Nantucket 
shall be five hundred dollars each. 

Section 3. So much of this act as relates to the salary 
of the justice of the district court of Dukes county and to 
the establishing of the position of clerk of said court and the 
salary thereof shall take effect upon its acceptance during 
the current year by the county commissioners of said county, 
and so much as relates to the salary of the justice of the 
district court of Nantucket and to the establishing of the 



G. L. 21S, § 8, 
amended. 



Clerks of 
district courts, 
appointment, 
term. 

G. L. 218, § 77, 
etc., amended. 



Salaries of 
justices and 
clerks of dis- 
trict courts of 
Dukes and 
Nantucket 
counties. 

Submission to 
county com- 
missioners of 
Dukes and 
Nantucket 
counties, etc. 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 228, 229. 237 

position of clerk of said court and the salary thereof, upon 
its acceptance during the current year by the county com- 
missioners of Nantucket county. Approved April 7, 1927. 



An Act relative to the use for school purposes by the phfj^ ooc 

TOWN OF ROCKLAND OF A PORTION OF MEMORIAL PARK ^' 

THEREIN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Rockland is hereby authorized p°^^,°^. 
to use such portion of Memorial park located therein as use for sohooi*' 
the town by vote passed within five years after the passage porUon^f 
of this act shall determine, for the erection of a public school Memorial 
building and for other school uses, and for all purposes inci- ^^'^ 
dental thereto; and after such vote, such portion shall be 
under the same care and control as other school property. 

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

Approved April 8, 1927. 



Chap. 22^ 



An Act providing for the extension of the quincy 

SHORE reservation TO A POINT NEAR THE JUNCTION OF 
SEA AND CANAL STREETS IN THE CITY OF QUINCY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The metropolitan district commission is Themetro- 
hereby authorized and directed to lay out and construct, in commission"*'* 
accordance with the provisions of chapter ninety-two of the ^^y extend 
General Laws relative to the laying out and construction of sho^'R^ser- 
parkways and boulevards, 'a parkway or boulevard at least poii't^n^* 
sixty feet in width, extending from Black's Creek bridge to junction of 
Sea street in the city of Quincy, substantially following the st^elts in dty 
route of an existing private way known as Pilgrim boulevard, °^ Q^ii^cy. 
and may expend therefor such sum, not exceeding thirty- Expenditure. 
five thousand dollars, as may hereafter be appropriated; 
provided, that nothing shall be done hereunder until said Proviso, 
city shall first have acquired and conveyed, or caused to be 
conveyed, to the commonwealth for the use of the metro- 
politan parks district, without cost to the commonwealth, a 
strip of land sixty feet in width including within its limits 
said private way. 

Section 2. One half of the expenditures incurred by Apportion- 
the commonwealth under authority of this act shall be paid Spenditm-ee. 
by the cities and towns of the metropolitan parks district 
as part of the cost of maintenance of boulevards under 
section fifty-six of said chapter ninety-two; the remaining 
one half shall be paid from the Highway Fund. 

Approved April 8, 1927. 



238 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 230, 231, 232. 



Chap. 230 An Act authorizing the metropolitan district commis- 
sion TO CREATE AND MAINTAIN A POND FOR SKATING IN 
BLUE HILLS RESERVATION IN THE CITY OF QUINCY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

After an appropriation has been made, the metropolitan 
district commission is hereby authorized to construct a dam 
and flood lands for a skating pond in Blue Hills reservation in 
the city of Quincy at or near Willard street in said city, and 
for this purpose may expend a sum not exceeding fifteen 
hundred dollars, which shall be included in the amounts to 
be assessed upon the metropolitan parks district for main- 
tenance of reservations. Approved April 8, 1927. 



The metro- 
politan dis- 
trict commis- 
sion may 
create and 
maintain pond 
for skating in 
Blue Hills 
reservation in 
city of 
Quincy. 



Chaj).2?>\ An Act authorizing the metropolitan district commis- 
sion TO construct a parkway or boulevard from the 
end of the west roxbury parkway extension to the 

junction of NEWTON AND HAMMOND STREETS IN THE 
town OF BROOKLINE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The metropolitan district commission is hereby author- 
ized to lay out and construct, in accordance with the pro- 
visions of chapter ninety-two of the General Laws relative 
to the laying out and construction of parkways and boule- 
vards, a parkway or boulevard from a point at or near the 
junction of the present West Roxbury Parkway Extension 
with Newton street in the town of Brookline over land now 
owned by said town to a point near the junction of Newton 
street with Hammond street in said town, and may expend 
for the purpose, out of the unexpended balance of the ap- 
propriation made to carry out the provisions of chapter 
three hundred and thirteen of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars; 
provided, that the lay-out shall not be made nor any work 
begun under authority of this act until the town of Brookline 
has conveyed to the commonwealth for the use of the metro- 
politan parks district, without cost to the commonwealth, 
the land necessary for the construction hereby authorized. 

Approved April 8, 1927. 



The metro- 
politan 
district com- 
mission may 
construct 
parkway or 
boulevard 
from end of 
West Roxbury 
Parkway Ex- 
tension to 
junction of 
Newton and 
Hammond 
streets in 
Brookline. 
E.^penditure. 



Proviso. 



Chap. 232 An Act providing for the reconstruction of a part of 

KERNWOOD BRIDGE OVER DANVERS RIVER BETWEEN THE 
cities of SALEM AND BEVERLY. 



Essex county 
commissioners 
may recon- 
struct part of 
Kernwood 
bridge over 
Danvers river 
between 
cities of 
Salem and 
Beverly, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners for the county of 
Essex may, subject to all general laws applicable thereto 
and to the approval of the appropriate federal authority, 
reconstruct any or all parts, except the drawspan and its 
center and protecting pier, of the Kernwood bridge, so-called, 
over the Danvers river between the cities of Salem and 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 232. 239 

Beverly, and in reconstructing the same may substitute in 
place of the present type of structure a solid earth fill suit- 
ably protected by rip-rap in any or all portions of the location 
included between the end of the bridge and the approximate 
low water mark on the Beverly side of the river, the new 
structure except for such solid filled portions to be of type 
and dimensions substantially as at present, with such 
modifications as the commissioners may deem best. Said May take by 

, 1 1 p p 1 , 1 eminent do- 

county commissioners, on behali oi the county, are hereby main certain 
authorized to take by eminent domain under chapter seventy- ^" ^' ®*^°" 
nine of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase or other- 
wise, such lands, rights or easements as may be required to 
carry out the provisions of this act, and any person injured Recovery for 
by any such taking may recover his damages from the 
county under said chapter. 

Section 2. The cost and expenses incurred under this Limitation and 
act, including the purchase price of such land and rights cos^'^nd*°^ 
therein or the damages and expenses incurred in taking the expenses. 
same, shall not exceed the sum of one hundred and seventy- 
five thousand dollars, and shall be paid in the first instance 
by the county of Essex. The treasurer of said county, with Essex countyi 
the approval of the county commissioners, may borrow by boTrow^money, 
a temporary loan or loans on the credit of the county such ^*<'- 
sums not exceeding the said amount as may from time to 
time be required for the cost and expense^ aforesaid, including 
interest, and may issue notes of the county therefor bearing 
interest or discounted as may be deemed advisable, and the 
county treasurer of said county may sell such notes at public 
or private sale upon such terms and conditions as the county 
commissioners may deem proper. The notes may be re- 
newed from time to time for such periods as may be neces- 
sary. All money so borrowed shall be deposited in the 
county treasury and the county treasurer shall pay out the 
same as ordered by the county commissioners and shall keep 
a separate, accurate account of all moneys so borrowed and 
expended, including interest or discount, as the case may be. 

Section 3. Upon the completion of the work herein pro- County com- 
vided for, the said county commissioners shall file in the fiielSeSent 
office of the clerk of the courts for said county a detailed °^ ''■°^^- ®*'^- 
statement, certified under their hands, of the actual cost and 
expenses as aforesaid incurred in doing the said work which 
shall include interest or discount, as the case may be, on all 
moneys borrowed under section two; and within three Assessment 
months after the filing of such statement, they shall, after upo° Essex 

, . xu 1 11- county and 

such notice as they may deem proper and a hearing, ap- cities of 
portion and assess upon said county an amount equal to Bev^iy of 
fifty per cent of said cost and expenses and upon the city of proportion of 
Salem an amount equal to twenty-nine per cent of said 
cost and expenses, and upon the city of Beverly an amount 
equal to twenty-one per cent of said costs and expenses. 
The county commissioners shall file in the office of the clerk Filing of 
of the courts for the said county a report of the apportion- pOTtfonme^. 
ment, and the clerk shall transmit a true and attested copy 



240 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 232. 



Transmission 
of copy to 
cities. 



Procedure 
upon refusal 
or neglect of 
cities to pay, 
etc. 



Essex county 
may borrow 
to pay its 
proportion of 
cost and ex- 
penses, etc. 



County of 
Essex, Kern- 
wood Bridge 
Reconstruction 
Loan, Act of 
1927. 



City of Salem 
may borrow 
to pay its 
proportion of 
cost and ex- 
penses. 



City of Salem, 
Kernwood 
Bridge Re- 
construction 
Loan, Act of 
1927. 



City of 
Beverly may 
borrow to pay 
its proportion 
of cost and 
expenses. 



City of 

Beverly, Kern- 
wood Bridge 
Reconstruction 
liOi'.n, Act of 
1927. 



thereof to each of the said cities; and each of the said cities 
shall pay its proportion of said cost and expenses, determined 
by the county commissioners as aforesaid, into the treasury 
of the county of Essex within sixty days thereafter; and if 
either of said cities shall neglect or refuse to pay its propor- 
tion as aforesaid, the said county commissioners shall, after 
notice, issue a warrant against said city for its proportion 
determined as aforesaid with interest from date payable, 
together with the cost of the notice and warrant, and the 
same shall be collected and paid into the treasury of said 
county to be applied in payment of the costs and expenses 
aforesaid or in payment of the temporary loan or loans issued 
by the county under section two. 

Section 4, For the purpose of paying the county's 
ultimate share of said cost and expenses, the county treas- 
urer, with the approval of the county commissioners, may 
borrow from time to time such sums as may be necessary, 
not exceeding, in the aggregate, eighty-seven thousand five 
hundred dollars, and may issue bonds or notes of the county 
therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, County of 
Essex, Kernwood Bridge Reconstruction Loan, Act of 1927. 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and 
such loans shall be payable in not more than ten 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 in- 
curred hereunder shall, except as herein provided, be sub- 
ject to chapter thirty-five of the General Laws. 

For the purpose of paying the amount assessed upon the 
city of Salem under section three, said city may borrow from 
time to time such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, 
in the aggregate, the amount of said assessment, and may 
issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face 
the words. City of Salem, Kernwood Bridge Reconstruction 
Loan, Act of 1927. Each authorized issue shall constitute a 
separate loan, and such loans shall be payable in not more 
than ten years from their dates. Indebtedness incurred by 
said city hereunder shall be outside the statutory limit, but 
shall, except as herein provided, be subject to chapter forty- 
four of the General Laws. 

For the purpose of paying the amoun-t assessed upon the 
city of Beverly under section three, the city may borrow 
from time to time such sums as may be necessary, not ex- 
ceeding, in the aggregate, the amount of said assessment, 
and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on 
their face the words, City of Beverly, Kernwood Bridge 
Reconstruction Loan, Act of 1927. Each authorized issue 
shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be 
payable in not more than ten years from their dates. In- 
debtedness incurred by said city hereunder shall be outside 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 233. 241 

the statutory limit, but shall, except as herein provided, 
be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws. 

The proceeds of loans issued by said cities shall be paid Proceeds of 

• lojins disDOsi" 

into the county treasury of said county and, together with tion, etc. 
the proceeds of loans issued by said county under this 
section, shall be applied to meet temporary loans of said 
county issued in accordance with section two or to pay said 
costs and expenses. 

Section 5. The cost and expense of maintaining and c°s*^ «^°d ex- 
operating the whole bridge including any fills and any and maintenance, 
all parts of the old and of the new structure, whether re- fn'^fiVst in^ ^^'*^ 
constructed or not, shall be paid in the first instance by the stance by 
county of Essex, and a part thereof shall be assessed upon Assessment 
the cities of Salem and Beverly in the same proportion as "p°" "^it's® "^ 
the cost and expense of maintenance and operation of the Beverly. 
said bridge is now assessed; that is, twenty-five per cent 
upon the city of Beverly and thirty-five per cent upon the 
city of Salem. The county commissioners shall have full County com- 
control of the said bridge, and shall, annually at such time submit state- 
as they may determine, submit to each of said cities a true ^0°*°^°°^*^' 
statement of the cost and expense of its maintenance and 
operation; and within thirty days thereafter, each of said 
cities shall pay into the treasury of the county its propor- 
tion determined as aforesaid. If either of said cities neglects Procedure 
or refuses to pay its proportion as aforesaid, the county ^ neg^ilct^of 
commissioners shall, after notice, issue a warrant therefor, cities to pay, 
and the same, with interest and costs of the notice and 
warrant, shall be collected and paid into the treasury of the 
county to be applied in payment of the cost and expense of 
the maintenance and operation as aforesaid. 

Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Submission to 
ance by the county commissioners of Essex county; pro- TOmniissro'nera. 
vided, that such acceptance occurs during the current year. Proviso. 

Approved April 8, 1927. 

An Act providing for certain improvements at the fhn^ oqq 

BERKSHIRE COUNTY COURT HOUSE. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purposes of altering and remodeling Berkshire 
the Berkshire county court house, building an addition or ?re"asu^er may 
additions thereto upon land now owned by said county, and borrow money 

p.-i- c • 1 • 1 •• •• for certain Im- ■ 

lurnishmg or reiurnishmg and equippmg or re-equippmg provementsat 
such court house as so altered or enlarged, or for or inci- collnty'court 
dental to any of such purposes, the county treasurer of said touse. 
county, with the approval of the county commissioners, 
may borrow from time to time on the credit of the county, 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggre- 
gate, one hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars, and 
may issue bonds or notes of the county therefor, which 
shall bear on their face the words, Berkshire County Court Berkshire 
House Loan, Act of 1927. Each authorized issue shall h<^I^lo°u^^ 
constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be payable ^^^ °^ ^^^'^- 



242 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 234. 



Submission to 
Berkshire 
county com- 
missioners. 
Proviso. 



in not more than ten 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 commis- 
sioners 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 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the county commissioners of the county of Berkshire; 
provided, that such acceptance occurs during the current 
year. Approved April 8, 1927. 



City of 
Maiden may 
take certain 
lands, etc., for 
purpose of 
abating a pub- 
lic nuisance by 
diversion of 
waters of 
Saugus 
Branch creek. 



Chap.234: An Act providing for the abatement of a public 

NUISANCE BY THE DIVERSION OF THE WATERS OF SAUGUS 
BRANCH CREEK IN THE CITY OF MALDEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of abating a public nuisance 
and of protecting the public health by diverting the waters 
of Saugus Branch creek between Middlesex street and Maple- 
wood street in the city of Maiden, and conducting such 
waters wholly or in part through pipes or conduits, whether 
placed in the original channel of said creek or otherwise, or 
through open channels, into a covered conduit, and widening, 
deepening and changing the course of said channel and 
removing obstructions therein, or by any of said methods, 
the said city, by its street and water commission, may pur- 
chase, or take by eminent domain under chapter seventy- 
nine of the General Laws, any land or any right or ease- 
ment in land along or near the present course of said creek 
that it may deem necessary, including rights and easements 
in the location or property of any railroad corporation but 
without unnecessarily causing an obstruction in such loca- 
tion or property, and may construct such works and make 
such improvements on the land so taken or purchased, or 
in which any right or easement is so taken or purchased, as 
said commission shall deem necessary for said purposes, and 
may assess betterments under chapter eighty of the General 
Laws on property benefited by the improvements herein- 
before authorized, including the property of any railroad 
corporation benefited thereby. 

Section 2. No work hereinbefore authorized shall be 
undertaken or contract therefor made, nor shall any land or 
right or easement in land be purchased or taken as herein- 
before authorized, until an appropriation therefor shall have 
been made by the city council of said city of Maiden. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the 
provisions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance 
occurs during the current year. Approved April 8, 1927. 



May construct 
works, etc. 



Assessment of 
betterments. 



No work, etc., 
until ap- 
propriation is 
made by 
Maiden city 
council. 



Submis.sion to 
city council, 
etc. 
Proviso. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 235. 243 



An Act establishing the salary of the assistant clerk Chap.2S5 

OF THE superior COURT FOR CIVIL BUSINESS IN THE 
COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, APPOINTED TO PERFORM THE DUTIES 
OF CLERK PERTAINING TO EQUITY PROCEEDINGS IN SAID 
COURT AND DESIGNATED TO ACT AS CLERK OF SAID COURT 
WHEN SITTING IN BOSTON FOR THE HEARING OF CAUSES 
FROM ANY OTHER COUNTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

etc., amended. 



Section 1. Section ninety-five of chapter two hundred ^n^amind/^' 
and twenty-one of the General Laws, as amended by section 
two of chapter two hundred and six of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three, is hereby further amended by 
striking out, in the sixth and seventh lines, the words " per- 
forming duties as clerk in equity proceedings shall be five" 
and inserting in place thereof the words: — appointed to 
perform the duties of clerk pertaining to equity proceed- 
ings in said court and designated to act as clerk of said 
court when sitting in Boston for the hearing of causes from 
any other county shall be six, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 95. Except as provided in section ninety-three, the Salaries of as- 
salaries of assistant clerks of courts shall be as follows: first o/courtsr ^ 
assistant clerks, sixty-five per cent, second and other assist- except, etc. 
ant clerks, sixty per cent, of the salaries of the clerks of their 
respective courts, except that the salary of the assistant 
clerk of the superior court for civil business in Suffolk 
county appointed to perform the duties of clerk pertaining 
to equity proceedings in said court and designated to act as 
clerk of said court when sitting in Boston for the hearing of 
causes from any other county shall be six thousand dollars 
and the salary of the fourth assistant clerk of courts for the 
county of Worcester shall be fifty per cent of the salary of 
the clerk of courts of such county. 

Section 2. Section ninety-seven of said chapter two hun- G. l. 221, § 97, 
dred and twenty-one is hereby amended by striking out, in *™^° ^ 
the fourth line, the words "five hundred" and inserting in 
place thereof the words: — one thousand, — and by striking 
out, in the fifth and sixth lines, the words "performing 
duties in equity proceedings" and inserting in place thereof 
the words : — appointed to perform the duties of clerk per- 
taining to equity proceedings in said court and designated 
to act as clerk of said court when sitting in Boston for the 
hearing of causes from any other county, — so as to read 
as follows : — Section 97. The salaries of clerks and assist- Salaries of 
ant clerks of the courts shall be paid by the several counties, sutant^clerks' 
except that fifteen hundred dollars of the salary of the clerk °^p*^Y*g^ 
of the supreme judicial court for Suffolk county and one how paid. "' 
thousand dollars of the salary of the assistant clerk of the 
superior court for civil business in Suffolk county appointed 
to perform the duties of clerk pertaining to equity proceed- 
ings in said court and designated to act as clerk of said 
court when sitting in Boston for the hearing of causes from 



244 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 236, 237. 



When to take 
effect. 



any other county shall be paid by the commonwealth. The 
assistant clerks of the superior court for Suffolk county may 
receive their salaries in bi-weekly instalments if they so 
request in writing. 

Section 3. The increase in salary provided for b}^ this 
act shall not take effect until an appropriation has been 
made sufficient to cover the same, and then as of June first 
in the current year. Approved April 8, 1927. 



Chap. 2'^^ An Act relative to charges at the pondville hospital 

AT NORFOLK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and eleven of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by inserting after section sixty-nine the 
following new section: — Section 69 A. The department 
may, upon written application of a registered phj'sician, 
admit any patient resident in the commonwealth for at 
least five years to the Pondville hospital at Norfolk subject 
to such rules and regulations as said department may pre- 
scribe, and the department may discharge such patient from 
the hospital. The charges for the support of the patients 
at said hospital who are of sufficient ability to pay for the 
same, or have persons or kindred bound by law to maintain 
them, shall be paid by such patients, such persons or such 
kindred at a rate determined by said department. If not 
paid as aforesaid, the board of such patients as have a legal 
settlement in a town shall be paid by the town at a rate 
fixed by said department but not exceeding the actual cost 
of the service, notice of the reception of such a patient being 
given by the department to the board of public welfare of 
the town as soon as practicable; and the board of patients 
having no such settlement shall be paid by the common- 
wealth. The attorney general and district attorneys shall 
upon request bring action to recover said charges in the 
name of the state treasurer. The charges paid by the com- 
monwealth, 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 his 
support in said hospital. Approved April 8, 1927. 



G. L. 111. new 
section after 
§ 69. 

Admission of 
certain 
patients to 
Pondville hos- 
pital at 
Norfolk. 



Charges for 
support of 
patients able 
to pay, etc. 



Payment for 
support of 
patients hav- 
ing settlement, 
etc. 



Payment by 
commonwealth 
if patient has 
no settlement. 
Recovery by 
state treasurer. 

Not to be 
deemed state 
or pauper aid, 
etc. 



Chap.2S7 An Act providing for the taking of water from the 

METROPOLITAN WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR THE PRO- 
POSED METROPOLITAN STATE HOSPITAL AND FOR THE 
WALTER E. FERNALD STATE SCHOOL AND FOR THE FURNISH- 
ING OF ELECTRICITY TO SAID INSTITUTIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The department of mental diseases and the 
metropolitan district commission are hereby authorized, on 
behalf of the commonwealth, to arrange for taking water 
from the metropolitan water supply system for the proposed 



The depart- 
ment of 
mental dis- 
eases and the 
metropolitan 
district com- 
mission may 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 238. 245 

metropolitan state hospital and for the Walter E. Fernald f^m^^gfjo. 
state school, upon such terms as the said department and poUtan water 
the said commission may establish; provided, that the rate for^propTse^d"^ 
to be charged for water used from such system for the pro- ™|t™ho^^'t°i 
posed hospital and for the said school in any year shall be and for Waiter 
at the rate of the average cost per million gallons to the staS^Jchooi, 
cities and towns of the metropolitan water district for the ®*°- 
last preceding year. Proviso. 

Section 2. For the purpose of conducting water as May take by 
aforesaid from said system to said institutions and of pro- ^InTenaln 
viding for the furnishing thereto of electricity for light and I'lnds, etc. 
other purposes, the said department may take by eminent 
domain under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or 
acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold, all lands, rights 
of way and other easements necessary therefor. For the May erect 
purposes aforesaid, the department may erect a pumping ltaSon?|ener- 
station, a plant for generating electricity and a line for the ating plant 
transmission of the same, including the wires, poles and con- etc. 
duits necessary therefor, and proper buildings, 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 a complete and 
effective water supply and electric system: and for that ^^^y erect 
purpose may erect poles and wires, and construct and lay conduits!" ^^ 
conduits, pipes and other works over, under or across any ^'p^®' ®*°' 
lands, water courses and public or private ways in such 
manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct the same; and for May dig up 
the purposes of erecting, constructing, maintaining and re- ^^^o^\^^lf 
pairing poles, wires, conduits, pipes and other works and for etc. 
all other proper purposes of this act, said department may 
dig up any such lands, and, under the direction of the city 
council of the city of Waltham, enter upon and dig up any 
such ways therein in such manner as to cause the least 
hindrance to public travel thereon. 

Section 3. Any person injured in his property by any Recovery for 
taking under this act or by any other thing done under ^™''^^^- 
authority thereof may recover damages therefor from the 
commonwealth under said chapter seventy-nine. 

Approved April 8, 1927. 



An Act providing for the appointment of additional (JJiav 238 

OFFICERS IN THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE OF THE DE- 
PARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section nine A of chapter twenty-two of the g.l. 22, 
General Laws, as inserted by chapter four hundred and imended.' 
sixty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one 
and as amended by section one of chapter three hundred 
and thirty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
two, is hereby further amended by striking out, in the sixth 



246 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 239. 



Department of 
public safety, 
constabulary 
force, ap- 
pointments, 
etc. 



Rules and 
regulations. 



Proviso. 



Discipline, etc. 



Annual ex- 
penditure. 



Number of 
additional ap- 
pointments 
during ciu-rent 
vear and in 
year 1928. 



line, the words "one hundred and forty" and inserting in 
place thereof the words: — two hundred, — so as to read 
as follows: ^ Section 9 A. Whenever the governor shall 
deem it necessary to provide more effectively for the pro- 
tection of persons and property and for the maintenance of 
law and order in the commonwealth, he may authorize the 
commissioner to make additional appointments not exceed- 
ing two hundred in number to the division of state police, 
together with such other employees as the governor may 
deem necessary for the proper administration thereof. The 
appointment of the additional officers herein provided for 
shall be by enlistment for terms not exceeding three years, 
and such appointees shall be exempt from the requirements 
of civil service law and rules. Said additional officers shall 
have and exercise within the commonwealth all the powers 
of constables, except the service of civil process, and of 
police officers and watchmen. The commissioner may, sub- 
ject to the approval of the governor, make rules and regu- 
lations for said additional force, including matters pertaining 
to their discipline, organization and government, compensa- 
tion and equipment, and means of swift transportation ; pro- 
vided, that said force shall not be used or called upon for 
service in any industrial dispute, unless actual violence has 
occurred therein, and then only by order of the governor or 
the person acting in his place. Any member of said force 
violating any of the rules or regulations for said force shall 
be subject to discipline or discharge in accordance with said 
rules and regulations. The commissioner may expend 
annually for the expenses of administration, organization, 
government, training, compensation, equipment and main- 
tenance such amount as the general court may appropriate. 
Section 2. Of the sixty additional appointments to the 
division of state police authorized by section one, not more 
than thirty shall be made until after June first in the current 
year, and the remaining thirty thereof shall not be made 
until after June first in the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight. Approved April 8, 1927. 



C/iap.239 An Act directing the metropolitan district commis- 
sion TO construct parking spaces on nahant beach 

PARKWAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

After an appropriation has been made, the metropolitan 
district commission is hereby authorized and directed to 
construct parking spaces for automobiles on the westerly 
side of Nahant beach parkway between Nahant road and 
the street railway location on said parkway, and for this 
purpose may expend a sum not exceeding eight thousand 
dollars, which shall be included in the amounts to be assessed 
upon the metropolitan parks district for maintenance of 
reservations. Approved April 8, 1927. 



The metro- 
politan district 
commission 
may construct 
parking spaces 
on Nahant 
beach park- 
way. 
Expenditure. 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 240, 241. 247 



An Act providing for clerical assistance for justices Chav.2'i0 

ACTING in appellate DIVISIONS OF CERTAIN DISTRICT 
COURTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and ten C of chapter two hundred piioc'eto 
and thirty-one of the General Laws, inserted therein by amended, 
section eight of chapter five hundred and thirty-two of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty -two, is hereby amended 
by striking out the last paragraph and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — A justice acting in the appellate Additional 
division of a court other than the court of which he is a aad?Wai°° 
justice shall be allowed in addition to his compensation as assistance for 
such justice the sum of fifteen dollars for each day he so in appellate 
acts, and his necessary traveling expenses and necessary certain"di8- 
clerical assistance while so acting, to be paid by the county trict courts. 
in which he so acts, upon his certificate approved by the 
county commissioners; provided, that the total sum ex- Proviso, 
pended for such clerical assistance in any appellate division 
shall not exceed three hundred dollars in any year; and no 
deduction shall be made from the compensation of such 
justice under section six of chapter two hundred and eighteen 
on account of compensation paid to a special justice of his 
court for service at any session which such justice is unable 
to hold by reason of so acting. Approved April 8, 1927. 

An Act providing for the establishment of trust (JJidj) 241 

FUNDS for the BENEFIT OF CERTAIN WARDS OF THE 
TRUSTEES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS TRAINING SCHOOLS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and twenty of the g. l. 120, new 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section |«|^|°°a^ter 
twenty-three the following new section: — Section ^5 yl. Annual pay- 
Annually on or before November thirtieth, the trustees shall trPMure/of*^ 
pay to the state treasurer all unclaimed money held by unclaimed 

■'\ "^ , , . . p , 1 . . '' 1 '' money of cer- 

them under the provisions 01 the preceding section or other- tain paroled 
wise for the benefit of any former ward of the trustees ohcWeof'"^ 
whose whereabouts are then unknown to them and have ^j"^*®^!"^ Vjs 
been unknown for seven years subsequent to his becoming training 
of age. At the time of so paying over any such money, ccrt°?cation to 
the trustees shall certify to the comptroller the amount comptroller of 
of such money then held for the benefit of each former formation". 
ward, his full name, age, if known, and last known ad- 
dress, the names of his parents, if known, and such further 
information as thev deem relevant; and said comptroller Comptroller to 
shall make and keep a record thereof. '^""p '^'°"^- 

Section 2. Chapter ten of the General Laws is hereby g. l. 10, § 15, 
amended by striking out section fifteen and inserting in ^tn^nded. 
place thereof the following: — Section 15. The state treas- state 
urer may receive from the trustees of Massachusetts training r^ive"nd*^ 
schools the principal of the various trust funds conveyed or invest trust 

'^ ^ " funds of 



248 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 242. 



Massachusetts 

training 

schools. 



State 

treasurer may 
establish trust 
funds for 
benefit of cer- 
tain wnrds of 
trustees. 



Upon certifica- 
tion of 
satisfactory 
claim, state 
treasurer to 
pay to former 
ward or his 
legal repre- 
sentative, 
money held for 
his benefit, etc. 



Investment of 
funds, etc. 



State 

treasurer to be 
responsible for 
management 
of funds, etc. 



bequeathed to the said trustees for the use of any institu- 
tion of which they are trustees; and upon the request of 
said trustees he shall pay out the income of all such funds, 
and such part of the principal as may be subject to the con- 
trol of said trustees, in such manner as the trustees may 
direct, subject to any condition affecting the administration 
thereof. The state treasurer may also receive from said 
trustees the unclaimed money paid over under section 
twenty-three A of chapter one hundred and twenty which 
shall be held by him as two separate funds, one to consist of 
money belonging to former male wards of said trustees the 
income of which shall be expended as directed by the said 
trustees for the purpose of securing special training or 
education for or otherwise aiding and assisting their meri- 
torious male wards, and the other to consist of money 
belonging to former female wards of said trustees the in- 
come of which shall be expended for their female wards in 
the same manner and for the same purposes as above pro- 
vided for their male wards. Upon certificate of the comp- 
troller that a claim thereto satisfactory to him shall have 
been established and approved in writing by the attorney 
general, the state treasurer shall pay to any former ward, 
or to his legal representatives in case of his death, the amount 
of money held for his benefit and paid over to the state treas- 
urer under said section twenty-three A without any ac- 
cumulations accruing thereto after such payment over, out 
of the principal of the fund in which the money so claimed 
was held as aforesaid. The said funds, if in cash, shall be 
invested safely by the state treasurer, or, if in securities, he 
may hold them in their original form or, upon the approval 
of the governor and council, sell them and reinvest the 
proceeds in securities which are legal investments for the 
commonwealth sinking funds. He shall be held responsible 
for the faithful management of said trust funds in the same 
manner as for other funds held by him in his official capacity. 

Approved April 8, 1927. 



Chap. 242 An Act providing for an addition or annex to the 

PRESENT COURT HOUSE OF THE COUNTY OF HAMPSHIRE 
ON ITS LAND IN THE CITY OF NORTHAMPTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of providing adequate 
accommodations at the court house of Hampshire county in 
the city of Northampton, the county commissioners of 
said county may erect on land of the county in said city an 
addition or annex to said court house, and furnish and equip 
said addition or annex and do all things incidental thereto. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, the county treas- 
urer of said county, with the approval of the county com- 
missioners, may borrow from time to time, on the credit of 
the county, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, 
in the aggregate, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. 



Hampshire 
county com- 
missioners 
may erect an 
addition to 
court house in 
city of North- 
ampton. 



County 
treiisurer may 
borrow money, 
issue notes, 
etc. 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 243, 244. 249 

and may issue bonds or notes of the county therefor, which 
shall bear on their face the words, Hampshire County Court q^™?*^)^® 
House Improvement Loan, Act of 1927, Each authorized House im- 
issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be LoTn^Tct^^of 
payable in not more than ten years from their dates. Such '927. 
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 
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 Submission to 
by the county commissioners of the county of Hampshire; missioners"' 
provided, that such acceptance occurs during the current Proviso. 
year. Approved April 8, 1927. 

An Act relative to appropriations by the city of (JJkit) 243 
boston for municipal purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston may by vote of the Appropriations 
city council, with the approval of the mayor, in the manner Boston for 
specified in section three of chapter four hundred and ^JJ-poggg^' 
eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, make 
appropriations for municipal purposes to be raised by tax- 
ation for the financial year ending December thirty-first, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, not exceeding the sum 
of thirteen dollars on each one thousand dollars of the 
valuation upon which the appropriations by the city council 
are based. 

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

{This bill, returned by the governor to the house of repre- 
sentatives, the branch in which it originated, with his objections 
thereto, was passed by the house of represe^itatives April 11 
and, in concurrence, by the Senate, April 11, the objections of 
the governor notwithstanding, in the manner prescribed by the 
constitution; and thereby has "the force of a law".) 

An Act providing for a special assistant district at- Chap. 24:4 

TORNEY for the SUFFOLK DISTRICT. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would be in- Emergency 
consistent with its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared ^^^^ 
to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preser- 
vation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L Chapter twelve of the General Laws is g. l. 12, new 
hereby amended by inserting after section twenty the §^20!°"^ ^ ^"^ 
following new section: — Section 20 A. The district attorney Special as- 
for the Suffolk district may appoint an attorney-at-law as Attorney 'fo"the 



250 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 245, 246. 



Suffolk dis- 
trict, appoint- 
ment, duties, 
powers. 

Salary. 



When 
operative. 



a special assistant district attorney, whose duties shall be 
the listing and assignment of cases, under the supervision 
of the district attorney, and may remove him at pleasure. 
Such special assistant shall have all the powers of an assist- 
ant district attorney and shall receive from the common- 
wealth such salary not exceeding four thousand dollars as 
the district attorney may determine. 

Section 2. This act shall not be operative until a sum 
sufficient to pay the salary herein established has been 
appropriated by the general court. 

Approved April 11, 1927. 



Chap.24:5 An Act relative to the procuring of certain law 

BOOKS BY justices OF CERTAIN DISTRICT COURTS. 



G. L. 218, § 39, 
amended. 



Law books and 
supplies for 
certain dis- 
trict courts. 



Procuring of 
other law 
books re- 
quired by 
court. 



Expenses. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirty-nine of chapter two hundred and eighteen 
of the General Law^s is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "justices" in the fifth and sixth lines the following 
new sentence: — The justice of a district court in any 
county other than Suffolk, the judicial district of which 
has a population exceeding one hundred and twenty thou- 
sand as ascertained by the last preceding national or state 
census and in which there is no county law library, may, 
with the approval of the county commissioners, procure 
other law books required by said court, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 39. Justices and clerks of district 
courts, except the municipal court of the city of Boston, 
may procure all law books relating to the laws of the com- 
monwealth, including the reports of the supreme judicial 
court, the Massachusetts digests, all blank books, blanks, 
stationery and other incidentals required by said courts and 
approved by the justices. The justice of a district court in 
any county other than Suffolk, the judicial district of which 
has a population exceeding one hundred and twenty thou- 
sand as ascertained by the last preceding national or state 
census and in which there is no county law library, may, 
with the approval of the county commissioners, procure 
other law books required by said court. The expenses 
thereof shall be certified by the justices monthly, and shall 
be transmitted to the county commissioners who shall audit 
the bills therefor and order payment thereof by the county. 

Approved April 11, 1927. 



Chap. 24:6 An Act relative to a certain restriction imposed by 

THE COMMONWEALTH BY DEEDS OF CERTAIN LANDS IN 
THE BACK BAY DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Strfctions Section 1. The parcel of land in the city of Boston in 

imposed by the county of Suffolk bounded and described as follows: — 



J^CTs, 1927. — Chap. 246. 251 

Beginning at a point on the easterly line of Berkeley street commonwealth 
and the southerly line of Newbury street; thence easterly certain lands 
on said southerly line of Newbury street, one hundred and district of ^"^ 
twenty feet; thence southerly and parallel with the easterly t^jf "^i^J'^'j 
line of Berkeley street, one hundred and twelve feet to a ' 
passageway sixteen feet wide; thence westerly on said 
passageway, one hundred and twenty feet to the easterly 
line of Berkeley street; thence northerly on said easterly 
line of Berkeley street, one hundred and twelve feet to the 
point of beginning, containing thirteen thousand four hun- 
dred and forty square feet; or however otherwise said 
premises may be bounded and described and be any or all 
of said measurements more or less; being the same premises 
conveyed to George Goss and Norman C. Munson by the 
commonwealth of Massachusetts acting through the com- 
missioners on the Back Bay in pursuance of chapter seventy- 
nine of the resolves passed in the year eighteen hundred 
and fifty-two and chapter seventy of the resolves passed 
in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-seven by deed dated 
September fifteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine and 
recorded with Suffolk deeds, book seven hundred and sixty- 
six, folio one hundred and five, and 

The parcel of land in said city and county bounded and 
described as follows: — Beginning at a point on the south- 
erly line of Newbury street one hundred and fifty-four 
feet west of the westerly line of Arlington street; thence 
southerly by land formerly of Parker, Cabot, Clark and 
Perry, one hundred and twelve feet to a passageway sixteen 
feet wide; thence westerly on said passageway, one hundred 
and twelve feet; thence northerly on land formerly of the 
commonwealth of Massachusetts, one hundred and twelve 
feet to the southerly line of Newbury street; thence easterly 
on said southerly line of Newbury street, one hundred 
and twelve feet to the point of beginning, containing twelve 
thousand five hundred and forty-four square feet; or how- 
ever otherwise said premises may be bounded and described 
and be any or all of said measurements more or less; being 
the same premises conveyed to George Goss and Norman 
C. Munson by the commonwealth of Massachusetts acting 
through the commissioners on the Back Bay in pursuance 
of chapter seventy-nine of the resolves passed in the year 
eighteen hundred and fifty-two and chapter seventy of the 
resolves passed in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-seven 
by deed dated July sixth, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, 
recorded with Suffolk deeds, book seven hundred and sixty, 
folio two hundred and thirteen, are hereby released from 
the operation and effect of the restriction imposed in said 
deeds on said premises that no building erected upon the 
said premises shall be used for "mercantile" purposes, and ^feigff^om 
the division of waterways and public lands of the depart- restriction by 
ment of public works is hereby authorized, on the request wate^ays 
of the owner or owners of each parcel of land so released, f^jfn''"''"*' 



252 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 247, 248. 



to execute and deliver to such owner or owners a release 
in writing of said parcel of land from said restriction. 

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

( The foregoing was laid before the governor on the fifth day 
of April, 1927, and after five days it had "the force of a law'*, 
as prescribed by the constitution, as it loas not returned by him 
with his objections thereto within that time.) 



Chap. 2^1 An Act relative to the effect on prior permits of the 

ADOPTION OR MODIFICATION OF ZONING ORDINANCES AND 
BY-LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter forty of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after section thirty the following new section: — 
Section 30 A. No ordinance or modification thereof enacted 
under section twenty-five or thirty shall affect any permit 
issued in a city before notice of hearing on the question of 
enactment or modification as aforesaid is first given, and no 
by-law or modification thereof so enacted or modified shall 
affect any permit issued in any town before notice of hear- 
ing on the question of enactment or modification as afore- 
said or before expiration of the time for inserting articles 
in the warrant for the town meeting at which such by-law 
or modification is enacted, whichever occurs first; pro- 
vided, that construction work under any such permit is 
commenced within six months after its issue. 

( The foregoing was laid before the governor on the fifth day 
of April, 1927, 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.) 



G. L. 40, new 
section after 
§30. 

Adoption or 
modification of 
zoning 
ordinances 
and by-laws 
not to affect 
prior permits. 



Proviso. 



Chap. 248 An Act relative to the reduction of the capital stock 
OF domestic insurance companies. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G. L. 175, § 71, 
etc., amended. 



Reduction of 
capital stock 
of domestic 
insurance com- 
panies. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would in part 
defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the General 
Laws, as amended in section seventy-one by section nine of 
chapter four hundred and fifty of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-four, is hereby further amended by striking 
out said section seventy-one and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 71. Any company may, upon a 
vote of a majority of the stock represented at a meeting 
legally called for that purpose, reduce its capital stock by 
decreasing the number of the shares thereof, or by reducing 
the par value of its shares to an amount not less than five 
dollars without changing the number thereof; but no part 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 249. 253 

of its assets and property shall be distributed to its stock- 
holders, nor shall its capital stock, except as hereinafter 
provided, be reduced to an amount less than that required 
by section forty-eight or fifty-one. Within ten days after Certificate of 
such meeting, the company shall submit to the commis- submfsswn^to" 
sioner a certificate setting forth the proceedings thereof, the insurance com- 

1 1 i» 1 • 11 IP 1 p 1 missioner. 

method oi reduction and the amount tnereoi and oi the 
assets and liabilities of the company, signed and sworn to 
by its president, secretary and a majority of its directors. 
If the commissioner finds that the reduction is made in con- Filing with 
formity to law and that it will not be prejudicial to the ill%^^^^^'^^^' 
public, he shall endorse his approval thereon and, except as 
hereinafter otherwise provided, upon filing the certificate, 
so endorsed, with the state secretary and paying a fee of 
twenty-five dollars for the filing thereof, the company may 
transact business upon the capital as reduced, and the Certificate of 
commissioner shall, upon payment of the fee prescribed by commissioner, 
section fourteen, issue his certificate to that effect. 

A company may, by a majority vote of its directors, after Exchange for 
a reduction by a decrease of the number of its shares, re- certificates 
quire the return of the original certificates of stock held by upon reduction, 
each stockholder in exchange for new certificates which it 
may issue in lieu thereof for such number of shares as each 
stockholder is entitled to in the proportion that the re- 
duced capital bears to the original capital, or, after a re- 
duction by reducing the par value of its shares, require the 
return of the original certificates of stock held by each stock- 
holder in exchange for new certificates of stock of the re- 
duced par value. 

Any company may temporarily reduce the amount of its Temporary 
capital stock below the minimum required by section forty- capitai'stock. 
eight or fifty-one, by decreasing the par value of its shares; 
provided, that concurrently with such reduction it also in- Proviso. 
creases its capital stock to an amount at least equal to said 
minimum in the second mode prescribed in section seventy; 
and, if, after such reduction and increase, the total capital No certificate 
stock actually paid in is of the same amount as prior thereto, sewetery, but 
no certificate of such reduction and increase need be filed with gted wft^h in- 
the state secretary, and no certificate need be issued by the ^fii?°f„^°™" 
commissioner, but a certificate signed and sworn to by the 
president, secretary and a majority of the directors setting 
forth such proceedings shall within sixty days after the 
meeting at which they are taken, be filed with the commis- 
sioner. Approved April 13, 1927. 



missioner. 



Chap. 249 



An Act relative to the improvement of ocean street 
in the town of marshfield. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the county of P'ymouth 

T>i 1 1 • 11 • • PI 1- 1 1 1 countv com- 

rlymouth, subject to all provisions oi law applicable thereto, missioners 
are hereby authorized and directed to lay out, widen and oc^Htreet^ 
improve that part of Ocean street in the town of Marshfield i5ar'^^fie°| ^tc 



254 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 249. 



May take by 
eminent do- 
main certain 
land and 
property. 



Parcel of land 
belonging to 
B. S. Bryant 
estate. 



Parcel of land 
belonging to 
Saada 
Had dad. 



Parcel of land 
belonging to 
Lilla F. 
Barnes. 



Parcel of land 
belonging to 
John H. 
Flavell. 



Parcel of land 
belonging to 
Assad Tradd. 



Parcel of land 
belonging to 
Emma Smith. 



lying between Island street, Ashburton avenue and the 
Dyke road, to make such changes in the junction of said 
ways with said Ocean street as may be advisable, and in 
connection therewith said commissioners may move and 
relocate structures affixed to the land referred to in section 
two. Said Ocean street shall hereafter be at least one hun- 
dred feet wide between the aforesaid limits, including a 
sidewalk constructed along each side, and shall carry such 
sewer line, branch sewer lines and other appurtenances as 
shall be approved by the department of public health. 

Section 2. For the purposes authorized by the preced- 
ing section, said county commissioners may, in the name 
and on behalf of the county, take in fee by eminent domain 
under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws by one or 
more takings, or by purchase or otherwise, the land and 
property specified as follows: — 

(a) A parcel of land belonging to B. S. Bryant estate, 
bounded northerly by the Dyke road, easterly by the 
present westerly line of Ocean street, southerly by land of 
Saada Haddad and westerly by other land of said Bryant 
estate, and containing approximately seventy-five hundred 
and seventy square feet of land; 

(b) A parcel of land belonging to Saada Haddad, bounded 
northerly by land of said Bryant estate, easterly by the 
present southwesterly line of said Ocean street, southeasterly 
by land of Lilla F. Barnes, and westerly by the new south- 
westerly line of said Ocean street, and containing approxi- 
mately sixteen thousand four hundred and forty-eight 
square feet of land; 

(c) A parcel of land belonging to Lilla F. Barnes, bounded 
northwesterly by land of said Haddad, northeasterly by the 
present southwesterly line of said Ocean street, southeasterly 
by land of John H. Flavell, and southwesterly by a canal, 
and containing approximately ninety-one hundred square 
feet of land; 

(d) A parcel of land belonging to John H. Flavell, bounded 
northwesterly by land of said Barnes, northeasterly by the 
present southwesterly line of said Ocean street, south- 
easterly by land of Assad Tradd, and southwesterly by said 
canal, and containing approximately fifty-four hundred and 
fifty-six square feet; 

(e) A parcel of land belonging to Assad Tradd, bounded 
northwesterly by land of said Flavell, northeasterly by the 
present southwesterly line of said Ocean street, south- 
easterly by land of Emma Smith, and southwesterly by 
said canal, and containing approximately sixty-five hun- 
dred square feet of land; 

(f) A parcel of land belonging to Emma Smith, bounded 
northwesterly by land of said Tradd, northeasterly by the 
present southwesterly line of said Ocean street, southeasterly 
by land of Ida W. Rich, and southwesterly by said canal, 
and containing approximately forty-eight hundred square 
feet of land; 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 249. 255 

(g) A parcel of land belonging to Ida W. Rich, bounded boioniing to*^ 
northw^esterly by land of said Smith, northeasterly by the Wa w. Rich, 
present southwesterly line of said Ocean street, south- 
easterly by land of Henry C. Phillips and southwesterly by 
said canal, and containing approximately six thousand 
thirty square feet of land; 

(h) A parcel of land belonging to Henry C. Phillips, Parcel of land 
bounded northwesterly by land of said Rich, northeasterly ninrya*" 
by the present southwesterly line of said Ocean street, Phillips. 
southeasterly by land of the estate of Walter Peterson and 
southwesterly by said canal, and containing approximately 
fifty-one hundred and fifty square feet of land; 

(i) A parcel of land belonging to estate of Walter Peter- Parcel of land 
son, bounded northwesterly by land of said Phillips, north- estate^of^ *° 
easterly by the present southwesterly line of said Ocean Waiter 
street, southeasterly by land of F. Benzie, and southwesterly 
by said canal, and containing approximately ten thousand 
six hundred square feet of land; 

(j) A parcel of land belonging to F. Benzie, bounded beio'^nginyto** 
northwesterly by land of said Peterson estate, northeasterly f. Benzie, 
by the present southwesterly line of said Ocean street, 
southeasterly by land of Walter L. Donnelly and south- 
westerly by said canal, and containing approximately thir- 
teen thousand six hundred square feet of land; 

(k) A parcel of land belonging to Walter L. Donnelly, Parcel of land 
bounded northwesterly by land of said Benzie, northeasterly wa?ter'if 
by the present southwesterly line of said Ocean street, south- Donnelly, 
easterly by land of True Estes, and southwesterly by said 
canal, and containing approximately sixteen thousand eight 
hundred square feet of land; 

(1) A parcel of land belonging to True Estes, bounded beion^'inVto'* 
northwesterly by land of said Donnelly, northeasterly by TrueEstea. 
the present southwesterly line of said Ocean street, south- 
easterly by land of Warren H. Mahoney, and southwesterly 
by said canal, and containing approximately six thousand 
and fifty square feet of land; 

(m) A parcel of land belonging to Warren H. Mahoney, Parcel of land 
bounded northwesterly by land of said Estes, easterly by the vva^^e^n'n. ° 
present westerly line of said Island street, southerly and Mahoney. 
southeasterly by land of Delia J. Barron, and southwesterly 
by said canal, and containing approximately ten thousand 
one hundred square feet of land; 

(n) A parcel of land belonging to Delia J. Barron, bounded betonginVto^ 
northerly and northwesterly by land of said Mahoney, Delia j. 
easterly by the present westerly line of said Island street, 
southeasterly and southwesterly by canals, and containing 
approximately thirteen thousand eight hundred square feet 
of land; 

. (o) A triangular parcel of land belonging to one Faunce, Parcel of land 
bounded northwesterly by a canal, easterly by the present one^FauIca 
westerly line of said Island street and westerly by the new 
southwesterly line of said Ocean street, and containing ap- 
proximately three hundred square feet of land; 



256 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 249. 



Parcel of Ip.nd 
on westerly 
side of Island 
street belong- 
ing to town of 
Marshfield. 



Parcel of land 
belonging to 
said Delia J. 
Barron. 



Parcel of land 
belonging to 
one Flanigan. 



Parcel of land 
belonging to 
Charles Alex. 



Parcel of land, 

owners 

unknown. 



Parcel of land 
belonging to 
Assad I'radd. 



Parcel of land 
belonging to 



Haddad. 



Parcel of land 
belonging to 
Samuel Cox. 



Parcel of land 
belonging to 
one Davidson. 



(p) A parcel of land on the westerly side of said Island 
street belonging to said town of Marshfield, bounded north- 
erly by land of said Faunce, easterly by the present westerly 
line of said Island street, southerly by land of Samuel Cox 
and westerly by other land of said town of Marshfield; 

(q) A triangular parcel of land belonging to said Delia J. 
Barron, bounded northeasterly by the present southwesterly 
line of said Ocean street, southerly by land of one Flanigan 
and westerly by the present easterly line of said Island street, 
and containing approximately thirteen hundred and sixty 
square feet of land; 

(r) A parcel of land belonging to one Flanigan, bounded 
northerly by land of said Barron, northeasterly by the 
present southwesterly line of said Ocean street, southerly by 
land of Charles Alex and westerly by the present easterly 
line of said Island street, and containing approximately six- 
teen hundred square feet of land; 

(s) A parcel of land belonging to Charles Alex, bounded 
northerly by land of said Flanigan, northeasterly by the 
present southwesterly line of said Ocean street, southerly 
by land of Annie Damon, and westerly by the present east- 
erly line of said Island street, and containing approximately 
twenty-one hundred and fifty square feet of land; 

(t) A triangular parcel of land belonging to owners un- 
known, bounded northwesterly by a canal, northeasterly 
by another canal, and southwesterly by a line parallel with 
and one hundred and thirty-eight feet distant from the new 
southwesterly line of said Ocean street, and containing ap- 
proximately five hundred and sixty square feet of land; 

(u) A parcel of land belonging to said Assad Tradd, 
bounded northwesterly by land of said Haddad, north- 
easterly by a canal, southeasterly by another canal, and 
southwesterly by a line parallel with and one hundred thirty- 
eight feet distant from the new southwesterly line of said 
Ocean street, and containing approximately twenty thousand 
three hundred square feet of land; 

(v) A parcel of land belonging to said Saada Haddad, 
bounded northwesterly by other land of said Haddad, north- 
easterly by a canal, southeasterly by land of said Tradd 
and southwesterly by a line parallel with and one hundred 
thirty-eight feet distant from the new southwesterly line of 
said Ocean street, and containing approximately seventeen 
thousand two hundred square feet of land; 

(w) A parcel of land lying on the westerly side of said 
Island street, belonging to Samuel Cox, bounded northerly 
by land of said town of Marshfield, easterly by said Island 
street, southerly by land of Brown and westerly by land of 
owner or owners unknown; 

(x) A parcel of land belonging to one Davidson, bounded 
northerly by land of one Vaughan, easterly by said Island 
street, westerly and southerly by other land of said Davidson; 
and 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 249. 257 

(y) A parcel of land belonging to Annie Damon, bounded ,^Yo°n^rf 'to*^ 
northerly by land of said Alex, easterly by other land of said Annie Damon. 
Damon, southerly by land of owner or owners unknown, 
and westerly by the present easterly line of aaid Island street; 

The above-described property being more land and prop- Above- 
erty than are needed for the actual widening and improve- property^ 
ments authorized by section one, and such additional land more than is 
and property herein authorized to be taken being no more in widening, etc. 
extent than would be sufficient for suitable building lots A*^'J'!^'°'}^^ 
abutting on the highways or streets hereinbefore mentioned, erty suitable 

After so much of the above-described land and property [ots'^etc!^"" 
as is needed for the widening and improvement of said Ocean County com- 
street and its junctions with connecting ways has been ap- may'convey 
propriated therefor, the county commissioners, in the name for value re- 
and on behalf of the county, may convey the remainder land and 
thereof for value, with or without suitable restrictions. property, etc. 

The said county commissioners may lay a sewer line with May lay sewer, 
manholes in said Ocean street, and provide branches of such ^*^°" 
sewer to each lot adjoining, and may also provide a septic 
tank or such means of sewage disposal as may be approved 
by the department of public health. 

Section 3. The cost of the work done under this act, what includes 

II- 1 1 ] • 1 a. J? cost of work. 

includmg any damages awarded or paid on account or any 

taking of land or property therefor or for injury to any 

property and any sums paid for land or rights or property 

purchased and including the interest on all money borrowed 

by said county commissioners on the credit of said county 

as provided in section four, engineering expenses and all 

other expenses incurred in carrying out the provisions of this 

act, shall be deemed to be the cost of the work; provided, Proviso. 

that such cost shall not exceed, in the aggregate, forty-eight 

thousand dollars, of which cost, exclusive of such interest, 

one ciuarter, but not exceeding twelve thousand dollars, shall 

be taken from the appropriation for highways in the county 

budget for said county for the current year. For the pur- Discount to be 

poses of this act, discount shall be treated as interest paid in interest ^paid 

advance. in advance. 

Section 4. For the purpose of paying the portion of the County 
cost and expenses as aforesaid which is to be borne ultimately bomnv^moifey, 
by said town, the treasurer of said county, with the ap- '^^^^ ^°^^^' 
proval of the county commissioners, may borrow by a 
temporary loan or loans on the credit of the county such 
sums, not exceeding, in the aggregate, thirty-six thousand 
dollars, as may from time to time be required for the cost 
of the work as aforesaid, including interest, and may issue 
notes of the county therefor bearing interest or discount as 
may be deemed advisable. Such notes shall be signed by 
the treasurer of the county and countersigned by a majority 
of the county commissioners. Said county may sell the 
said notes at public or private sale upon such terms and 
conditions as the county commissioners may deem proper. 
Said notes shall be payable in not more than one year from 



258 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 249. 



County com- 
missioners to 
file statement 
of cost, etc. 



Assessment 
upon town of 
Alarshficld, 
etc. 



Procedure 
upon refusal or 
neglect of town 
to pay, etc. 



Assessment 
for better- 
ments. 



Town of 
Marshfield 
may borrow 
money, issue 
notes, etc. 



Town of 

MarshtieM, 
Ocean Street 
Loan, Act of 
1927. 



Town of 
Marshfield 
to assume 
care, main- 
tenance, etc., 
of Ocean 
street. 

Submission to 
county com- 
missioners 



the dates thereof, and may be renewed for such periods as 
may be necessary. All amounts so borrowed shall be de- 
posited in the county treasury, and the county treasurer 
shall pay out the same as ordered by the county commis- 
sioners, and shall keep a separate and accurate account of 
all moneys borrowed and expended under the provisions of 
this act, including interest. 

Section 5. Upon the completion of the work provided 
for under this act, the county commissioners shall file in the 
office of the clerk of the courts for said county a detailed 
statement certified under their hands of the actual cost of 
said work, as defined in section three, and shall give notice 
to said town of Marshfield and assess upon said town a sum 
equal to three quarters of such cost, including interest on all 
money borrowed by said county commissioners on the credit 
of said county as provided in section four, and said town shall 
pay into the treasury of the county the amount so assessed 
within sixty days after notice by the county commissioners 
that the foregoing provisions of this act have been complied 
with. If the said town shall refuse or neglect to pay the 
amount assessed, said county commissioners shall, after 
notice to the said town, issue a warrant against it for the 
same, with interest and costs of the notice and warrant, and 
the same shall be collected and paid into the treasury of said 
county and applied in payment of the temporary loan or 
loans issued by the county under said section four or in pay- 
ment of the cost of said work. 

Betterments may be assessed by said town upon estates 
specially benefited by the improvements hereinbefore au- 
thorized, under chapter eighty of the General Laws, and the 
proceeds of such assessments shall be used to pay indebted- 
ness incurred by said town under section six. 

Section 6. Said town of Marshfield, for the purpose of 
paying the amount assessed upon it, may borrow from time 
to time such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the 
aggregate, thirty-six thousand dollars, and may issue notes 
therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, Town of 
Marshfield, Ocean Street Loan, Act of 1927. Each author- 
ized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall 
be paid within ten years from their dates. Indebtedness 
incurred by said town 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. The pro- 
ceeds of such loans issued by said town shall be paid into 
the county treasury of said county at such time as the com- 
missioners may determine, and shall be applied to meet 
temporary loans of said county issued in accordance with 
section four or to pay the cost of the work as aforesaid. 

Section 7. When the work herein authorized is com- 
pleted, said town of Marshfield shall thereafter assume the 
care, maintenance and repair of said Ocean street, and of 
the sewer line and appurtenances authorized by this act. 

Section 8. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by said county commissioners and by the qualified voters 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 250. 



259 



of said town of Marshfield voting thereon in town meeting; ^^j. J,°g*gf| °^ 
provided, that such acceptances occur during the current Proviso. 
year. Approved April 13, 1927. 



An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of Chap. 250 

CERTAIN COUNTIES, FOR INTEREST AND DEBT REQUIRE- 
MENTS, FOR CERTAIN PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS, AND 
GRANTING A COUNTY TAX FOR SAID COUNTIES. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would cause Emersency 
substantial inconvenience, therefore it is hereby declared to p''''^'^'^ ^■ 
be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preser- 
vation 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-seven. No direct drafts against the 
account known as the reserve fund shall be made, but trans- 
fers from this account to other accounts may be made to 
meet extraordinary or unforeseen expenditures upon the 
request of the county commissioners and with the approval 
of the director of accounts. 

Section 2. 



Appropriations 
for mainte- 
nance of certain 
counties, for 
interest and 
debt require- 
ments, 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 county debt, a sum not exceeding 
forty-four thousand six hundred forty-six dollars 
and fifty-three cents ..... 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 
by law, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand 
dollars ........ 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 
exceeding twelve thousand dollars 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 
not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of correc- 
tion, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 
exceeding six thousand dollars .... 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and su- 
perior courts, a sum not exceeding four 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 two thousand 
five hundred dollars ..... 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars .... 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county 
buildings, a sum not exceeding six thousand dol- 
lars ........ 

For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county build- 
ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a 
sum not exceeding fourteen thousand five hundred 
dollars ........ 



Appropria- 

$14,000 00 **°"^; ^V' *"** 

^ ' coiint.v tax. 



county tax, 
Barnstable. 



44,646 53 

15,000 00 
12,000 00 
15,000 00 

12,000 00 
6,000 00 

4,000 00 

1,000 00 

2,500 00 
1,000 00 

6,000 00 
14,500 00 



260 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 250. 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 
county tax, 
Barnstable. 



Item 
16 For highways, including state highways, bridges 
and land damages, a sum not exceeding forty- 
five thousand dollars $45,000 00 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

eleven thousand dollars ..... 11,000 00 

20 For the infirmary, a sum not exceeding forty-five 

thousand dollars 45,000 00 

20a For county health service, a sum not exceeding eight 

thousand five hundred dollars .... 8,500 00 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding three thousand 

five hundred dollars 3,500 00 

23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not ex- 
ceeding four thousand nine hundred fourteen dol- 
lars and forty-eight cents .... 4,914 48 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding four thou- 

sand dollars 4,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Barnstable county 
are herebj^ 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 seven 
thousand four hundred ninety-two dollars and 
fifteen cents, to be expended, together with the 
cash balance on hand and the receipts from other 
sources, for the above purposes .... $207,492 15 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 
county tax, 
Berkshire. 



10 



11 



12 
13 
14 



15 



Berkshire County. 

For interest on countv debt, a sum not exceeding 

sixteen thousand dollars . . . . . $16,000 00 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 
by law, a sum not exceeding twenty-four thousand 
five hundred dollars 24,500 00 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a simi not 

exceeding twelve thousand eight hundred dollars . 12,800 00 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 
not exceeding forty-one thousand five hundred 
doUars 41,500 00 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of correc- 
tion, a sum not exceeding forty thousand dollars . 40,000 00 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars . . 25,000 00 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and su- 
perior courts, a sum not exceeding fifteen thou- 
sand dollars 15,000 00 

For transportation expenses of county and asso- 
ciate commissioners, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand two hundred dollars .... 1,200 00 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 
of the insane, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
five hundred doUars ..... 5,500 00 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand eight hundred dollars . 1,800 00 

For building coimty buildings, a sum not exceeding 

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

For repairing, furnishing and improving county 
buildings, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand 
doUars . . . . . . . . 15,000 00 

For care, fuel, Hghts and supplies in county build- 
ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a 
sum not exceeding twenty thousand five himdred 
dollars 20,500 00 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 250. 



261 



It«m 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
sixty thousand doUars ..... 

17 For law Ubraries, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

five lumdred doUars ..... 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeduig one thou- 

sand six hundred dollars ..... 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a siun not exceeding 

twelve thousand doUars ..... 

20 For the sanatorium (Hampshire County), a sum not 

exceeding eight thousand five hundred dollars 

21 For the care and maintenance of Greylock state 

reservation, a sum not exceeding eight thousand 
five himdred dollars ..... 

21a For the care and maintenance of ISIount Everett 
state reservation, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand five hundred doUars .... 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

six hundred fifty-five doUars .... 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
five hundred dollars ..... 

23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not exceed- 
ing one thousand dollars ..... 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding eight thou- 

sand doUars ....... 

And the county commissioners of Berkshire coimty 
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 three hundred eighty- 
eight thousand eight hundred five doUars and 
forty-four cents, to be expended, together with the 
cash balance on hand and the receipts from other 
sources, for the above purposes .... 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 

$160,000 00 BTrkshire!"' 

1,500 00 

1,600 00 

12,000 00 

8,500 00 

8,500 00 

1,500 00 
1,655 00 

3,500 00 
1,000 00 
8,000 00 



$388,805 44 



10 



11 



12 



Bristol County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-five thousand dollars .... 

For reduction of county debt, a smn not exceeding 
forty-seven thousand dollars .... 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 
by law, a sum not exceeding forty-five thousand 
doUars ........ 

For clerical assistance in county ofiices, a sum not 
exceeding fifty thousand dollars 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred thousand doUars 

For salaries of jaUers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of correc- 
tion, a sum not exceeding ninety thousand dollars 

For criminal costs in the superior coiu"t, a sum not 
exceeding forty-three thousand doUars 

For civU expenses in the supreme judicial and su- 
perior courts, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand 
doUars ........ 

For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand doUars ....... 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 
of the insane, a sum not exceeding thirteen thou- 
sand doUars ....... 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceed- 
ing six thousand doUars ..... 



Appropria- 

135,000 00 t'O'^s- «t«- an^i 
' county tax, 

Bristol. 

47,000 00 



45,000 00 

50,000 00 

100,000 00 

90,000 00 
43,000 00 

50,000 00 

1,000 00 

13,000 00 
6,000 00 



262 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 250. 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 
county tax, 
Bristol. 



Item 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding seventeen thou- 
sand seven hundred dollars .... $17,700 00 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county build- 

ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a 

sum not exceeding fifty-eight thousand dollars . 58,000 00 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding two hundred 

thousand dollars . . . . . . 200,000 00 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 

dollars 7,000 00 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding thirteen 

thousand dollars . . . . . 13,000 00 

19 For the agricultural school, a sum not exceeding fifty 

thousand dollars 50,000 00 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 

dollars ........ 7,000 GO 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
five hundred thirty-two dollars and ten cents . 3,532 10 

23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two thousand thirty-nine dollars and 
twenty-four cents ...... 2,039 24 

And the county commissioners of Bristol 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 four 
thousand two hundred twenty-one dollars, to be 
expended, together with the cash balance on hand 
and the receipts from other sources, for the above 
purposes $704,221 00 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 
county tax, 
Dukes 
County. 



10 



11 



12 



County of Dukes County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding two 
thousand dollars ...... 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 
eleven thousand six hundred sixty-one dollars 
and eleven cents ...... 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 
by law, a sum not exceeding five thousand two 
hundred nineteen dollars and twenty cents . 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 
exceeding seven hundred fif tj^ dollars . 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 
not exceeding three thousand three hundred dol- 
lars ........ 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of correc- 
tion, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 

For criminal costs, in the superior court, a sum not 
exceeding five hundred dollars .... 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and su- 
perior courts, a sum not exceeding eight hvmdred 
dollars . _ . . . . . . . 

For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
fifty dollars . . . . . . 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 
of the insane, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
doUars ........ 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 
ceeding three hundred dollars .... 



$2,000 00 

11,661 11 

5,219 20 
750 00 

3,300 00 



1,000 00 


500 00 


800 00 


150 00 


500 00 


300 00 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 250. 



263 



Item 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars . . . . . . ■ • 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county build- 

ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand eight hundred 
dollars ........ 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding six thousand 
dollars ........ 

17 For law Ubrary, a sum not exceeding one hundred 

dollars . . . . . _ . 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding five hun- 

dred dollars ....... 

20 For the hospital, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
three hundred fifty dollars and twenty-five cents . 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars ........ 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding five himdred 

fifty-four dollars and thirty-four cents 
And the county commissioners of the county 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 thirty- 
nine thousand three hundred dollars, to be ex- 
pended, together with the cash balance on hand 
and the receipts from other sources, for the above 
purposes ....... 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 

$2,000 00 SS*"'' 



County. 



1,800 00 



6,000 00 


100 00 


500 00 


4,350 25 


500 00 


554 34 



$39,300 00 



10 



11 



12 



Essex County. 

For interest on coimty debt, a simi not exceeding 
fifty-five thousand dollars . . . . 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 
two hundred sixty thousand five hundred dollars 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 
by law, a sum not exceeding fifty-three thousand 
five hundred dollars ..... 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 
exceeding ninety-nine thousand dollars 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred seventy-seven thou- 
sand two hundred dollars .... 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of correc- 
tion, a sum not exceeding eighty-five thousand 
seven hundred dollars ..... 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred thousand dollars 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and su- 
perior courts, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
forty-four thousand dollars .... 

For trial justices, a smn not exceeding five thousand 
dollars ........ 

For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars . . . 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 
of the insane, a sum not exceeding thirteen thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen thousand dollars 



Appropria- 

5 000 00 *^°'^^' ^**'- ^^^ 
j,uuu uu co.jntv tax. 



260,500 00 

53,500 00 
99,000 00 

177,200 00 

85,700 00 
100,000 00 

144,000 00 
5,000 00 

2,000 00 

13,000 00 
15,000 00 



county tax, 
Essex. 



264 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 250. 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 
county tax, 
Essex. 



Item 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding twenty-nine thou- 
sand dollars $29,000 00 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county build- 

ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a 
sum not exceeding sixty-seven thousand five 
hundred dollars . . . . . . 67,500 00 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding two hundred 

eighty-four thousand five hundred dollars . . 284,500 00 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding nine thou- 

sand dollars . . . . . . . 9,000 00 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding fifty-four 

thousand dollars 54,000 00 

19 For maintenance of the independent agricultural 

school, a sum not exceeding one hundred forty-two 
thousand seven hundred dollars . . . 142,700 00 

19a For the equipment of the independent agi'icultural 

school, a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars 3,000 00 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding five thousand 

dollars 5,000 00 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current j'ear, a sum not exceeding three thou- 
sand six hundred eighty-eight dollars and sixty- 
two cents . 3,688 62 

23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand two hundred dollars . . 1,200 00 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 

sand 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 one milUon two hun- 
dred seventy-eight thousand six hundred dollars, 
to be expended, together with the cash balance 
on hand and the receipts from other sources, for 
the above purposes 11,278,600 00 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 
county tax, 
Franklin. 



10 



Franklin County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 

seven thousand four hundred dollars . . . $7,400 00 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

sixteen thousand dollars ..... 16,000 00 

For salaries of county ofiicers and assistants, fixed 
by law, a simi not exceeding thirteen thousand 
eight hundred sLxty-six doUars and seventy cents 13,866 70 

For clerical assistance in count}' offices, a sum not 

exceeding five thousand eight hundred dollars . 5,800 00 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 

exceeding fourteen thousand five hundred dollars 14,500 00 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of correc- 
tion, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand 
five hundred dollars . . . . . 25,500 00 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding six thousand dollars .... 6,000 00 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and su- 
perior courts, a sum not exceeding twelve thou- 
sand dollars . 12,000 00 

For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding three hun- 
dred fifty dollars 350 00 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 250. 



265 



Item 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a siun not exceeding two thousand 
dollars ........ 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 

ceeding two thousand dollars .... 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
doUars ........ 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county build- 

ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a 
sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars . 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges 

and land damages, a sum not exceeding sixty-five 
thousand dollars ...... 

16a For the examination of dams, a sum not exceeding 
two thousand five hundred doUars 

17 For law hbraries, a sum not exceeding two thou- 

sand seven hundred dollars .... 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

eight thousand dollars . , . 

20 For the sanatoriimi (Hampshire County) , a sum not 

exceeding nine thousand two hundred dollars 

21 For Mount Sugar Loaf state reservation, a sum not 

exceeding one thousand eight hundred dollars 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding four hundred 

eighty dollars ...... 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars and three cents ..... 
23a For impaid bills of previous years, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars .... 

24 For a reserve fimd, a sum not exceeding five thou- 

sand dollars ....... 

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 sixty- 
eight thousand two hundred six dollars, to be 
expended, together with the cash balance on hand 
and the receipts from other sources, for the above 
purposes ....... 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 

S2,000 00 FraSK^' 

2,000 00 
3,000 00 
8,000 00 



65,000 00 


2,500 00 


2,700 00 


8,000 00 


9,200 00 


1,800 00 


480 00 


500 03 


1,000 00 


5,000 00 



$168,206 00 



Hampden County. 

For interest on coxmty debt, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred thousand dollars .... 

For reduction of county debt, a siun not exceeding 
one hundred twenty thousand doUars 

For salaries of county ofiicers and assistants, fixed 
by law, a sum not exceeding forty-five thousand 
doUars ........ 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 
exceeding sixty thousand doUars 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 
not exceeding ninety thousand doUars 

For salaries of jaUers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jaUs and houses of correc- 
tion, a sum not exceeding eighty-seven thousand 
dollars ........ 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-eight thousand doUars 

For civU expenses in the supreme judicial and su- 
perior courts, a sum not exceeding sixty-five thou- 
sand doUars ....... 



Appropria- 
$100,000 00 tions, etc., and 
county tax, 

120,000 00 S'^'^P'^^"- 



45,000 00 



60,000 00 
90,000 00 



87,000 00 
38,000 00 



65,000 00 



266 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 250. 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 
county tax, 
Hampden. 



Item 

9 For trial justices, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

dollars $2,000 00 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand five hundred dollars . . . . 1,500 00 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding twelve thou- 
sand dollars 12,000 00 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 

ceeding fifteen thousand dollars . . . 15,000 00 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand 

dollars 20,000 00 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supplies in county build- 

ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a 

sum not exceeding sixty-five thousand dollars . 65,000 00 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges 

and land damages, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred seventy-five thousand dollars . . . 175,000 00 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding eight thousand 

dollars 8,000 00 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding forty-five 

thousand dollars 45,000 00 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

thirty thousand dollars 30,000 00 

20 For the sanatorium (Hampshire County), a sum not 

exceeding six thousand nine hundred twenty-four 

dollars and sixty cents ..... 6,924 60 

21 For Mount Tom state reservation, a sum not ex- 

ceeding ten thousand five hundred dollars . . 10,500 00 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding five thousand 

dollars 5,000 00 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
one himdred thirty-three dollars and thirteen 
cents ........ 3,133 13 

23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not exceed- 
ing three thousand dollars .... 3,000 00 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 

sand doUars 10,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Hampden 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 eight hundred eighty 
thousand dollars, to be expended, together with 
the cash balance on hand and the receipts from 
other som-ces, for the above purposes . . $880,000 00 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 
county tax, 
Hampshire. 



Ham-pshire County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 

eight thousand dollars . . . . . $8,000 00 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

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

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 
by law, a siun not exceeding seventeen thousand 
five hundred dollars 17,500 00 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding nine thousand dollars . . . 9,000 00 

For salaries and e.xpenses of district courts, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-four thousand dollars . . 24,000 00 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jaUs and houses of correc- 
tion, a sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand 
five hundred doUars 22,500 00 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 250. 



267 



Item 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding thirty thousand dollars 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and su- 

perior courts, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 
dollars . . . . . . . _ . 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars . . . . . . _ . 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
dollars ........ 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 

ceeding four thousand dollars .... 

13 For building county buildings, a sum not exceeding 

eight thousand dollars ..... 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars ........ 

15 For care, fuel, hghts and supplies in coimty build- 

ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a 
sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars . 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges 

and land damages, a sum not exceeding one 
himdred thirty-five thousand dollars . 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

two hundred dollars ..... 

19 For coimty aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

nine thousand dollars ..... 

20 For the sanatorium, a sum not exceeding eight 

thousand dollars ...... 

21 For Mount Tom state reservation, a sum not exceed- 

ing two thousand three hundred dollars 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

five hundred dollars ..... 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
five himdred dollars ..... 

23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred fifty-four dollars and thirteen 
cents ........ 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 

sand 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 two hundred seventy- 
eight thousand six hundred twenty-six dollars and 
eighteen cents, to be expended, together with the 
cash balance on hand and the receipts from other 
sources, for the above purposes .... 

Middlesex County. 

1 For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 

sixty-five thousand dollars .... 

2 For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred fifty-five thousand dollars 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 

by law, a sum not exceeding sixty-nine thousand 
dollars ........ 

4 For clerical assistance in county oflSces, a sum not 

exceeding two hundred fifty thousand five hundred 
dollars ........ 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 

not exceeding two hundred seventy thousand 
dollars ........ 



Appropria- 

$30,000 00 t^"''^; «*"•• ^""^ 
^ ' county tax, 

Hampshire. 

7,000 00 

1,000 00 

4,000 00 
4,000 00 
8,000 00 

5,000 00 

12,000 00 

135,000 00 
1,200 00 
9,000 00 
8,000 00 
2,300 00 
1,500 00 

1,500 00 

154 13 
10,000 00 



$278,626 18 



Appropria- 
$65,000 00 """^s etc.. and 
* ' county tax, 

Middlesex. 

155,000 00 



69,000 00 



250,500 00 



270,000 00 



268 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 250. 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 
county tax, 
Middlesex. 



Item 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of correc- 
tion, a sum not exceeding two hundred five thou- 
sand dollars $205,000 00 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding two hundred seventy thousand dollars . 270,000 00 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and su- 

perior courts, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
seventy-five thousand dollars .... 175,000 00 

9 For trial justices, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

dollars 1,000 00 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

dollars 2,000 00 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding twentj'-seven 

thousand dollars 27,000 00 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 

ceeding twenty-seven thousand dollars . . 27,000 00 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceedmg seventy thousand 

doUars 70,000 00 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supphes in county build- 

ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred thirty-nine thou- 
sand dollars ....... 139,000 00 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges 

and land damages, a sum not exceeding three 

hundred sixty-two thousand five hundred dollars . 362,500 00 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding eleven thou- 

sand dollars 11,000 00 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding forty-seven 

thousand dollars 47,000 00 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

thirty thousand dollars ..... 30,000 00 

21 For Walden Pond state reservation, a sum not ex- 

ceeding ten thousand dollars .... 10,000 00 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding twenty-nine thou- 

sand dollars 29,000 00 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding five thousand 

dollars 5,000 00 

23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars .... 5,000 00 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 

sand dollars . . 10,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Middlesex 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 milhon eight 
hundred twenty-three thousand eight hundred 
thirty-eight dollars and twenty-five cents, to be 
expended, together with the cash balance on hand 
and the receipts from other sources, for the 
above purposes $1,823,838 25 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 
county tax, 
Norfolk. 



Norfolk County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 

fifteen thousand dollars . . . . . $15,000 00 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-three thousand six hundred two dollars and 
ninety-four cents ...... 33,602 94 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 
by law, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand 
dollars 30,000 00 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 250. 



269 



Item 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not ex- 

ceeding seventj'-three thousand dollars 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 

not exceeding eighty-five thousand dollars . 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of correc- 
tion, a sum not exceeding forty-foiu* thousand 
doUars ........ 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding fifty-five thousand doUars . 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and su- 

perior courts, a simi not exceeding forty thousand 
dollars ........ 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a swca not exceeding two thousand 
doUars ........ 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
five hundred dollars ..... 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceed- 

ing six thousand doUars ..... 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a smn not exceeding fifteen thousand 
doUars ........ 

15 For care, fuel, Ughts and suppUes in county build- 

ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a 
sum not exceeding fifty-six thousand dollars 

16 For high-\vays, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding two hundred 
fifty-five thousand doUars .... 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding three thousand 

doUars ........ 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding eight thou- 

sand doUars ....... 

19 For the agricultural school, a sum not exceeding 

seventy-one thousand three hundred dollars 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding five thousand 

dollars ........ 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding six thousand 
nine hundred fifty-eight dollars and forty cents . 
23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a svun not ex- 
ceeding five thousand doUars .... 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding seven 

thousand five hundred 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^dded by law, the smn of si.x hundred sixty 
thousand doUars, to be expended, together with 
the cash balance on hand and the receipts from 
other sources, for the above purposes . 

Plymouth County. 

1 For interest on county debt, a siun not exceeding 

twenty-seven thousand dollars .... 

2 For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

sixty-three thousand dollars .... 

3 For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 

by law, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thou- 
sand five hundred dollars ..... 

4 For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding thirty thousand dollars 

5 For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum 

not exceeding fifty thousand doUars . 



Appropria- 
S73,000 00 tions, etc., and 
county tax, 

85,000 00 ''°^'°^^- 



44,000 00 
55,000 00 

40,000 00 

2,000 00 

10,500 00 
6,000 00 

15,000 00 

56,000 00 

255,000 00 

3,000 00 

8,000 00 

71,300 00 

5,000 00 

6,958 40 
5,000 00 
7,500 00 



S660,000 00 



Appropria- 
$27,000 00 tions, etc., and 
county tax, 

63,000 00 '''^"°"*'^- 



25,500 00 
30,000 00 
50,000 00 



270 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 250. 



Appropria- 
tioua, etc., and 
county tax, 
Plymouth. 



Item 

6 For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 

support of prisoners in jails and houses of correc- 
tion, a sum not exceeding ninety thousand dollars $90,000 00 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding sixty-three thousand dollars . . 63,000 00 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and su- 

perior courts, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand 

dollars 30,000 00 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand five hundred dollars . . . . . 1,500 00 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sima not exceeding five thousand 

dollars 5,000 00 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not ex- 

ceeding eight thousand five hundred dollars . 8,500 00 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding five thousand five 

hundred dollars . . . . . . 5,500 00 

15 For care, fuel, Ughts and supplies in county build- 

ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a 

sum not exceeding nineteen thousand dollars . 19,000 00 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding one hvmdred 

forty-five thousand dollars .... 145,000 00 

17 For law Ubraries, a sum not exceeding five hundred 

fifty dollars 550 00 

18 For training school, a sum not exceeding six thou- 

sand five hundred dollars . . . . . 6,500 00 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

eight thousand five hundred dollars . . . 8,500 00 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding three thousand 

fifteen dollars 3,015 00 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
three dollars and ninety-eight cents . . . 3,003 98 

23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-four thousand eighty-six dollars . 24,086 00 

24 For a reserve fund, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 

sand dollars . 10,000 00 

And the county commissioners of Plymouth county 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax of 
said county for the current j^ear, in the manner 
provided by law, the sum of five hundred twenty- 
nine thousand dollars, to be expended, together 
with the cash balance on hand and the receipts 
from other sources, for the above piurposes . . $529,000 00 



Appropria- 
tions, etc., and 
county tax, 
Worcester. 



Worcester County. 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding 

twelve thousand dollars . . . . . $12,000 00 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-five thousand dollars .... 25,000 00 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed 
by law, a sum not exceeding fifty-five thousand 
dollars 55,000 00 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not 

exceeding eighty thousand dollars . . . 80,000 00 

For salaries and expenses of district courts, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred thirty-five thousand 
dollars 135,000 00 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and 
support of prisoners in jails and houses of correc- 
tion, a sum not exceeding ninety-five thousand 
dollars 95,000 00 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 251. 



271 



Item 

7 For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not 

exceeding ninety thousand dollars 

8 For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and su- 

perior courts, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
twenty thousand dollars ..... 

9 For trial justices, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

dollars . . . . . . . . 

10 For transportation expenses of county and associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
five himdred dollars ..... 

11 For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments 

of the insane, a sum not exceeding seventeen thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

12 For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceed- 

ing fifteen thousand dollars .... 

14 For repairing, furnishing and improving county 

buildings, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thou- 
sand dollars . . ... 

15 For care, fuel, lights and supphes in county build- 

ings, other than jails and houses of correction, a 
sum not exceeding fifty-five thousand dollars 

16 For highways, including state highways, bridges and 

land damages, a sum not exceeding three hundred 
seventy-five thousand dollars .... 

17 For law libraries, a sum not exceeding seven thou- 

sand six hundred dollars ..... 

18 For training school, a simi not exceeding twenty- 

two thousand dollars ..... 

19 For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding 

thirtj'-two thousand dollars .... 

21 For Mount Wachusett and Purgatory Chasm state 

reservations, a sum not exceeding eighteen thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

22 For pensions, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand 

dollars ........ 

23 For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the 

current year, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
dollars ........ 

23a For unpaid bills of previous years, a sum not ex- 
ceeding three thousand dollars .... 

24 For a reserve fimd, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 

dollars ........ 

And the county commissioners of Worcester coimty 
are hereby authorized to levy as the county tax 
of said county for the current year, in the manner 
provided by law, the sima of nine hundred fifty-five 
thousand dollars, to be expended, together with 
the cash balance on hand and the receipts from 
other sources, for the above purposes 



Appropria- 

3nnn nn tions, etc., and 
,uuu uu countv tax. 



county tax, 
Worcester. 



120,000 00 
1,000 00 

2,500 00 

17,000 00 
15,000 00 

25,000 00 

55,000 00 

375,000 00 

7,600 00 

22,000 00 

32,000 00 

18,000 00 
20,000 00 

4,000 00 

3,000 00 

10,000 00 



$955,000 00 



Approved April 14, 1927. 



An Act reviving the Scarborough brook club (incor- Chap.251 
porated) for the purpose of conveying certain real 
estate and distributing the proceeds thereof. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Scarborough Brook Club (incorporated), Icarborou h 
a corporation dissolved by chapter one hundred and eighty Brook ciub 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby ievived°for^^ 
revived and continued for the sole purpose of selling and certain pur- 



272 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 252, 253, 254. 



conveying title to a certain tract of land with the buildings 
thereon and privileges appurtenant thereto, situated in the 
town of Belchertown, and thereafter distributing the pro- 
ceeds of said sale among its creditors and stockholders en- 
titled thereto. 

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

Approved April I4, 1927. 



Chap. 252 



W. D. Kendall 
Company re- 
vived. 



When 
operative. 



An Act reviving w. d. kendall company. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The W. D. Kendall Company, a corporation 
dissolved by chapter two hundred and thirty-eight of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby revived 
with the same powers, duties and obligations as if said chapter 
had not been passed. 

Section 2. This act shall be operative as of March thirty- 
first, nineteen hundred and twenty-six. 

Approved April I4, 1927. 



Chap. 253 An Act placing the office of city marshal in the city 

of SALEM UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 



Office of city 
marshal of 
city of Salem 
placed under 
civil service 
laws. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The office of city marshal of the city of Salem 
shall hereafter be subject to the civil service laws and the 
rules and regulations made thereunder; but the present 
holder of said office may continue to hold the same without 
being required to take civil service examination. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the qualified voters of the said city 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-seven, entitled ' An Act plac- 
ing the office of city marshal in the city of Salem under the 
civil service laws', be accepted?" If a majority of the votes 
cast thereon are in the affirmative, this act shall thereupon 
take effect, but not otherwise. Approved April I4, 1927. 



Chap. 254: An Act reviving the sterling oil and distributing 

COMPANY. 



Sterling Oil 
and Dis- 
tributing 
Company re- 
vived. 



When 
operative. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Sterling Oil and Distributing Company, 
a corporation dissolved bj^ chapter two hundred and thirty 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby 
revived with the same powers, duties and obligations as if 
said chapter had not been passed. 

j^ Section 2. This act shall be operative as of March 
thirty-first in the current year. Approved April I4, 1927. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 255. 273 



An Act dissolving certain corporations. Chav.255 

Whereas, It is necessary that certain delinquent and other Emergency 
corporations be dissolved before April first in the current p''®^^*'^^^- 
year, 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 . Such of the following named corporations as Certain cor- 
are not already legally dissolved are hereby dissolved, sub- fo°ived°°^ *^'^" 
ject to the provisions of sections fifty-one and fifty-two of 
chapter one hundred and fifty-five of the General Laws : — 

A. B. Hastings & Sons, Inc., A. F. Ellis Inc., A. L. Cherry, 
Inc., A. M. Gibson Inc., A. M. Simmons, Incorporated, A. 
Rousseau Inc., A. S. Morss Co., A. Steiger & Co., Inc., 
A. W. Jones Co., A. W. Mann Company Inc., A. W. Tobey 
Company, Inc., Aberdeen Garage Company, Aberdeen 
Tailoring Company, Acme Leather Company, Inc., Ad- 
amantex Brick of New England, Inc., Adams Drug Com- 
pany, Adams Furniture Company, Adams Shoe Company, 
Adanac Novelty Shoe Co. Inc., Advance Bronze Company, 
.^tna Engineering Corporation, Aetna Hosiery Company, 
Air-Line Radio Co., Akron Home Supply Co., Inc., Albert 
R. Kerr Co., Incorporated, Albert Steiger Company, Alberti 
Importing and Exporting Company, Incorporated, Alden 
Paint Supply Company'', Alden T. Cleveland Mfg. Co., 
Alinall Manufacturing Company, Alko Distributing Com- 
pany, Allen Garage Co. of Brockton, Allen-Goller Shoe Co., 
Allen Shoe Company, The, Allen-Slack Company, Allied 
Construction Co., Inc., Allston Real Estate Corporation, 
Ambrey, Hinkle & Johnson, Inc., American-Albanian Trad- 
ing Company, American Auto Supply Co. Inc., American 
Capital Corporation, American-European Importing Com- 
pany, American Finishing Machinery Company, American 
Insulator Corporation, American Machinery Exchange, Inc., 
American Mineral Company, American Oil Clothing Mfg. 
Co., American Overseas Association, Inc., American Pattern, 
Model and Mfg. Co., The, American Soda Fountain Realty 
Corporation, American Sole and Shank Co., American Syrup 
Co., American Tap and Die Co., American Textile Supply 
Company, The, American Theater, Inc., The, American 
Thermophone Company, American Toy Battleship Co., 
American Wadding Company, Amiqoid Company, The, 
Anastos & Chakalis, Inc., Andrew J. Neuberger Company, 
Andrews- Wasgatt Company, Angell Amusement Company, 
Annis and Haywood, Incorporated, Anthony & Smith, Inc., 
Anti-Skid Device Corporation, Apex Auto Service, Inc., 
Apex Electrical Distributing Company of Massachusetts, 
Inc., Arabian Manufacturing Company, Archie Leather 



274 Acts, 1927. — Chap. 255. 

porations^dis- Goods Co., Inc, Arnold & Colgate, Inc., Aronson-Rubin 
solved. Realty Company, Ash & Nichols, Inc., Ashley Knitting 

Company, Ashton Manufacturing Company, AshworthSpeak- 
man Company, Atlantic Aero Co., Atlantic Airways, Inc., 
Atlantic & Southern Navigation Company, Atlantic Beef 
Company, Atlantic Boston Shipping Company, Atlantic 
Brokerage Company, Inc., Atlantic Clothing Company, The, 
Atlantic Finance Corporation, Atlantic Importing Company, 
Atlantic Mirror & Bevelling Company, Atlantic Trading 
Company, Inc., Atlas Butter Company, Atlas Products Co. 
Inc., Atlas Trading Corporation, The, Attleboro Motors, 
Inc., Aurora Department Stores Inc., The, Austin F. Han- 
cock Company, Auto Buyers' Finance Company, Auto 
Safety Light Company, Auto Unloading and Freight Service, 
Inc., Automatic Printing Tape Machine Corporation, Auto- 
mobile Campers Club Incorporated, Automobile Trans- 
portation, Inc., The, Automotive Improvement Corporation, 
The, Avery Shoe Company, Avon Cloak & Suit House, Inc., 
Avon Dress Co., Avon Rand Company, Aykroyd Iron 
Works, Aylward's Market, Inc. 

B & C Radio Company (October 9, 1923), B & C Radio 
Company (December 28, 1923), B. & W. Specialty Manu- 
facturing Co., B. F. Keith Theatre Company of Boston, B. F. 
Keith's Lowell Theatre Company, B. H. Alden Coal Com- 
pany, B. H. Roberts Co., Inc., The, B-M-W Body Co., The, 
B. P. Schulberg Productions Inc, of New England, B Q M 
Company, B-Z-B Cigar Stores Inc., Babbitt Hardware 
Company, Babcock Sales Company, Babson Door Closer 
Sales Corporation, Bachrach Lumber Company, Back Bay 
Storage Warehouse Co., Bahr Piano & Music Company, 
Bain Brothers Company, Baker-Cassidy Inc., Baker-Field 
Corporation, Balcom Laboratories, Incorporated, Baldwin 
Brick Company, Bancroft Productions, Inc., Bancroft 
Textile Company, The, Barnes Pope Electric Company, 
Barrel, Bevier & Floete Inc., Barristers Law Firm Incor- 
porated, Barron Furniture Company, The, Barrott Stamp- 
ing Company, Barrows-Swift Printing Company, Barton 
Company, Inc., The, Basle Company, Basso & Shea, Inc., 
Bates Laboratories Inc., Bates Motor Sales Company In- 
corporated, Battleship Baseball Incorporated, Baum Com- 
pany of New England, Bay State Candy Box Company, 
Inc., Bay State Collapsible Tube Company, Bay State 
Holding Corporation, Bay State Ornamental Iron Company, 
Bay State Pump Company, Bay State School of Musketry, 
Inc., Bay State Service Corporation, Bay State Syndicate 
Incorporated, Bay Street Garage, Inc., Beacon Chocolate 
Company, Beacon Jewelry Manufacturing Company, Beals 
& Company, Incorporated, Bearson-Kapstein Brothers 
Company, Beaver Brook Knitting Co., Inc., Beaverloch 
Farms, Inc., Becker Paper Corporation, Bellevue Theatre, 
Incorporated, The, Belmore Corporation, Bemis & Co. Inc., 
Benner Awning and Tent Company, The, Bennett Con- 
struction Co. Inc., Bennett-Rowe Shoe Co., Benoit Electrical 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 255. 275 

Engineering Co., Bentley Publishing Company, Berkeley ^^1^1^^^°^^, 
Amusement Company, Berkeley Company, The, Berkeley- solved. 
Tremont Company, Berkshire Magneto Company, Berk- 
shire Moccasin Company, The, Berry's Incorporated of 
Boston, Berry's Incorporated of Lynn, Berry's Incorporated 
of Maiden, Berry's Incorporated of Quincy, Better Heating 
Service Co., Beverly Davenport Bed Co., Black Diamond 
Coal Co., Black's Quincy Theatre Co., Blackstone Extract 
Company, Blagdon Manufacturing Company, Blaisdell En- 
gineering Company, Blue Dragon Cafe, Inc., Blue Ribbon 
Cut Sole Company, The, Blue Ribbon Laundry Incorporated, 
Bogert's Shoe Store, Inc., Boston Amusement Company, 
Boston & Halifax Steamship Co., Bo.ston & Providence 
Overland Express Inc., Boston Auto Enameling Co., Boston 
Autorent Company, Inc., Boston Clothing Co., Inc., Boston 
Cotton Fabrics Company, The, Boston Curtain Company, 
Boston Drug and Chemical Co., Boston Eye and Medical 
Institute Inc., The, Boston Fur Shop, Incorporated, Boston 
Horse Mart, Inc., Boston-Kansas Oil & Gas Co., Boston 
National Amusement Company, Boston Pencil Pointer 
Company, Boston-Phila Despatch Corporation, Boston- 
Portland Dispatch Inc., Boston Pulley & Shafting Company, 
Boston Screen Corporation, Boston Shipping Company, 
Boston Trucking Company, Boston Welded Products Com- 
pany, Bostonian, Inc., The, Bourne Drug Company, Inc., 
Boylston Prophylaxis Company, Inc., Boynton, Minns & 
Troy, Inc., Brandon Farms Milk Company, Brandt's Inc., 
Brazilian Products Company Sociedade Anonyma dos 
Productos Brasileiros, Breakwater Court, Incorporated, 
Breed & Upham, Inc., Breezy Green Farm Corporation, 
Brendan Realty Associates, Inc., The, Brighton Corporation, 
Brighton Realty Corporation, Brightwood Laundry Co., 
Bristow Last Company, Inc., The, Broad Gauge Iron Works, 
Inc., Broadway Gown Shops, Inc., Broadway Pharmacy, 
Inc., Brockton Olympia Theatre Co., Brockton Paste and 
Supply Company, Brockton Realty Company, Brockton 
Welting Co., Inc., Brockway Radio Corporation, Brody 
Drug Stores, Inc., Bromley Optical Company, Brookline 
Ice Company, Brookline Overland Company, Brookline 
Realty Associates, Inc., Brooks Furniture Company, Brown 
& Sons, Inc., Brown Basket, Inc., The, Brown-Howland 
Company, Brown Reflector Sales Co. Inc., Browne Drug Co., 
Inc., Browne, Inc., Brunell and Farmer Company, Inc., 
Bruyere Wood Heel Company, Bryant Body Company, 
Builders Realty Corporation, Building Trades' Credit 
Agency, Inc., The, Building Trades Unions' Co-operative 
Construction and Housing Council Inc., Buildings Repair 
Company, Burke Transportation Company, Inc., Burnside 
Realty Corporation, Business Service Bureau Inc. of Worces- 
ter, Mass., Byer Mfg. Co. 

C. A. Pierce & Co., Incorporated, C & G Co., The, C. C. A. 
Cigar Company, C. F. Piper & Co., Inc., C. H. Walker Com- 
pany, Inc., C. L. Tailors, Inc., C. P. Dow & Company, In- 



276 Acts, 1927. — Chap. 255. 

Certain cor; corporated, C. S. Marshall Company, C. S. Morrison Lumber 
8ohred°''^ *^" Company, C. S. Seibel, Inc., Cabin John Coal Company, 
Cabot Shoe Company, Cadorette Bros. Inc., Cafe de Paris, 
Inc., Cahill-Dada Company, The, Calish-Shapiro Company, 
Call Inc., Camden & Sons Garage Company, Camp Manito, 
Inc., Campbell Electric Company, Campbell Engineering 
Company, Canton Motors, Inc., Cape Cod-Florida Proper- 
ties, Inc., Cape Filling Stations, Inc., Capitol Drug Co., 
Capitol Furniture Co., Capitol Lunch Company, Capitol 
Upholstering Company, Caracostas Brothers, Incorporated, 
Carlton Drug Shoppe, Inc., Carpenter-Dodge Company, 
Carrara Marble Importing Co. Inc., Carroll Lumber Com- 
pany, Carso Paper Company, Carson Auto Service Station, 
Inc., Carty Lunch System, Inc., Cattaraugus Tanning Com- 
pany, Centerbar Screen Co., Inc., Central Coal Co., Central 
Drug Company, Incorporated, Centrifugal Gun Corporation, 
Century Machinery Company, Century Realty Corporation, 
Century Upholstering Company, Ceylon Rubber Products, 
Inc., Chandler-Cleveland Sales Company, Chandler Motors 
of Springfield, Inc., Chaplain's, Inc., Chapman and Louis 
Company, Charbonneau Manufacturing Company, Incor- 
porated, Charles-Anna Corporation, Charles Beyers Inc., 
Charles F. Warden Construction Company, Chas. G. Faux 
& Co., Inc., Chas. H. Gibbs & Co. Inc., Charles L. Richard- 
son Co., Charles Nourse Co., The, Charles P. F. Kellogg & 
Co., Inc., Charles White Pidgeon, Incorporated, Charlestown 
Realty Co., Chase Chemical Corporation, Chatham, Inc., 
The, Chatham Securities Co., The, Chelsea News Publishing 
Company, The, Chelsea Olympia Company, Chelsea Relief 
Dispensar}^ Inc., Chelsea Square Pharmacy, Inc., Chelsea 
Theatre, Inc., Chelsea Warehouse Co., Chester Kent & Co. 
Inc., Chester Manufacturing Company, Chesterfield Shops, 
Inc., The, Chestnut Hill Company, Chestnut Hill Realty 
Company, Inc., Chic Gown Shoppe Inc., City Abattoir 
Company, City and Suburban Garages, Inc., Clapp & 
Tapley Company, The, Clarendon Theatres, Inc., Clark Real 
Estate Company, Clark Tenney & Smith Inc., Clarksvilie, 
Texas Company, Inc., Cleary Manufacturing Company, 
Cleveland-Wheeler Corporation, Cliftondale Motor Sales 
Inc., Climax Smoke Preventer Company, The, Clothing 
Forecaster Corporation, Cloudland Farm, Inc., Coates 
Clipper Manufacturing Company, Cochrane Manufacturing 
Company, Coffee Process Company, Colbert & Bastien, Inc., 
Cole Drug Company, College of the Spoken Word, Inc., 
Collette Brothers Battery Company, Incorporated, Collins- 
Ascher, Inc., Colonial Beef Co., Colonial Coach Company, 
Colonial Covenant Incorporated, The, Colonial Fisheries, 
Limited, Colonial Mortgage Finance Corporation, Colonial 
Sea Grill, Inc., Colonial Shoe Company of Haverhill, In- 
corporated, Colonial Silver Black Fox Ranch, Inc., Columbia 
Chemical Corporation, Columbia Lunch Inc., Comer Trucking 
Company, Commercial Company of Egypt, Inc., The, Com- 
mercial Confectionery Company, Commercial Development 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 255. 277 

Co., Commercial Hotel Company, Commercial Trucking Certain cor^ 
Co., Commodore Shoe Co. Inc., Commonwealth Amusement 8oi1?ed°"^ 
Company, Commonwealth Brush Company, The, Common- 
wealth Cap Co., Commonwealth Coal Company, Com- 
monwealth Heating and Ventilating Company, Inc., Com- 
monwealth Mortgage Corporation, Commonwealth Pipe & 
Supply Company, Commonwealth Sheet Metal Works Inc., 
Commonwealth Theatres Company, Commonwealth Used Car 
Company, Inc., Community Grocery Company, Community 
Motion Picture Bureau, Community Service Kitchen, Inc., 
Conchita, Inc., Concord Drug Company, Incorporated, Con- 
federated Club, Inc., Conservatory Lunch, Inc., Consolidated 
By-Products Corporation, Construction Equipment Com- 
pany, Consumers Pulpwood Company, Consumers Wool Com- 
pany, Container Products Company, Continental Leather 
Company, Continental News Service Co., Converse Lumber 
Company, Conway Electric Street Railway Company, 
Conway-White Shoe Co., Conway's Tours, Inc., Cooley 
Taxi Company, Coolidge Corner Bowling Alleys, Inc., 
Corner-Lock Mfg. Co., Coronite Products Company, Inc. 
of Boston, Court Square Bootery, Incorporated, Court 
Square Electric Co., Courtney Theatre Company, Cowee 
Mica Company, Cox, Hall and Cox Leather Company, 
Cradock Manufacturing Company, Crafts Art Mfg. Co. 
Inc., Crawford Garage & Taxi Service, Inc., Credit Men's 
Exchange, Inc., The, Crescent Realty Company, Cressy 
Contracting Company, Cressy Road Sprayer Mn'fg Co., 
Criterion Pictures, Inc., Crocker & Company, Incorporated, 
Crocker Building Inc., Cronin Transportation Company, 
Cronin-Waddell Co., Crosbie's Military Band Inc., Cross 
Rod and Tackle Company, Cross Rod Company, Cross 
Word Puzzle Company, Crystal Motors, Inc., Crystal 
Products Co., Inc., Cryx Distributing Corporation, Curay 
Company, The, Gushing Shoe Company, Cushion Pneumatic 
Tire Company, Cutting Realty Company, Cynthia Mills 
Sales Company. 

D. C. Sheehan Co., D. N. Kelley Fisheries Inc., D. O. 
Pease Manufacturing Company, D. S. Mackiernan, Inc., 
D. S. Stasinoplos & Co., Inc., Daland Co., Inc., Dalton 
Construction Co., Daniel Ellison & Company, Inc., Darrow- 
Mann Company, Dauphinee Lumber Co. Inc., The, Davis 
and Farnum Manufacturing Company, De-Lin Associates, 
Inc., The, Dearborn Hospital Inc., Debs Mfg. Co., The, 
Decorite Company, The, Deering & Company, Incorporated, 
Dellheim Markets, Inc., Demond Chair Co. Inc., The, Demos 
Co., Dennis Warehouse Company, Derry-Made Products, 
Inc., Devonshire Realty Incorporated, DiNucci & Salvo 
Co. Inc., Di Pesa & Turiello Construction Co., Inc., Diamond 
Realty Company, Direct Chocolate Company, Inc., Direct 
Stores, Inc., Discount and Mortgage Corporation, Dockray 
Motor Sales Corporation, Dodge Confectionery Co., Do- 
mestic Utilities Corporation, Donovan Bros. Inc., Donovan, 
Giles Company, The, Dorchester Machine and Tool Works, 



278 Acts, 1927. — Chap. 255. 

^rlti^n8°dis- ^^^•' Double 6 Tailoring Co., Downyflake Doughnut Com- 
soived. pany, Downyflake Products Corp., Dralti Products Co., 

Inc., Draper's Supply Co., Dri-Wall Company, The, Drive 
Yourself Auto Renting Company, Inc., Dudley Supply Com- 
pany, Duffy Construction Co., Duke Electric Company, 
Dunham Manufacturing Company, Duquesne Trading Com- 
pany, Dura Paint and Chemical Company, Durable Clothing 
Company, Durland Candage Corporation, Dustless Victory 
Sieve Company, Duthie-Strachan & Co., Inc. 

E. & F. Gravlin, Inc., E. B. & R. F. Johnson Millinery 
Co., E. H. Roberts, Inc., E. J. Goodwin Co., Inc., E. L. 
Holland & Co., Inc., E. L. Reilly Auto Supply Co., E. L. 
Rowe and Son, Incorporated, E. Lassonde Co. Inc., E. W. 
Ham Electric Company, Eagan Compan3^ The, Eagle 
Garage Company, Eagle Hat Shop, Inc., The, Eagle Poultry 
and Egg Company, Earle Specialty Shops, Inc., The, East 
Mountain Coal and Mining Company, Eastern Auto Supply 
Company, Eastern Bakers Consolidated Inc., Eastern 
Brokerage Company, Eastern Feature Film Corporation, 
Eastern Food Products Corporation, Eastern Freight Inc., 
Eastern Fur & Pelt Co., Eastern Metal Products Co., Eastern 
Mining Co., Eastern Motor Freight Inc., Eastern News- 
paper Service, Incorporated, Eastern Products Company, 
Eastern Trucking Company, Eaton & Whipple Company, 
Economy Heater Company, Economy Oil Company, Ed- 
ward G. Acker, Inc., Elastic Specialty Co., The, Electric 
Machinery Corporation, Electric Truck Service Inc., Elite 
Shoe Co., Elliot-Beck Corporation, Elliott Dexter Produc- 
tions, Inc., Elliott Transportation Company, Elliston Co., 
The, Elm Drug Co. Inc., Elma Leather Company, Elvita 
Drug Company, Emery Rubber Specialties Corp., Empire 
and Tuileries Company, Empire Garage, Inc., Empire 
Machine Works Incorporated, Empire Theatre, Inc. of 
Salem, English Tea Rooms, Incorporated, The, Enterprise 
Real Estate Association, Inc., Ephraim Adams & Com- 
pany, Incorporated, Epstein Contracting Co. Inc., Equitable 
Income Associates Inc., Equity Independent Film Com- 
pany, Erbo Corporation, Ernest Luce & Co, Inc., Essex 
Barber Supply Company, Inc., Essex Brass Foundry Co., 
Essex Brush Company, Essex Mercantile Agency, Inc., The, 
Essex Pad & Paper Co., The, Estelle & Mary, Inc., Ever 
Ready Top Agency, Inc., Everbest One Piece Shoe Company, 
Everett Knitting Mills, Everett W. Sadler Company, Inc., 
Excell Tanning Company, Excello Shoe Company, Inc., 
Exchange Tire Service Company, Exhibitors' Service Bureau, 
Inc. 

F. B. Layton Coal Company, F. B. Taylor & Son, Inc., 
F. E. Leavitt Co., F. I. Clark Extract Company, The, F. 
N. Rock Iron Co., F. W. Bryant Inc., F. W. Knight Mfg. 
Co., Inc., Fairmont- Worcester Coal Company, Fairways of 
New England Publishing Co., Fall River Fruit and Produce 
Company, Inc., Fall River Granite Compan3% Fall River 
Public Market, Incorporated, Faneuil Finance & Realty 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 255. 279 

Corporation, Faneuil Market Inc., Farm Machinery Com- Certain cor- 
pany, Inc., Farnham Garage, Inc., The, Farragut Press, Inc., ^ol^^ed!°^ 
Fashion Fur Co., Faulkner Fabrics Manufacturing Com- 
pany, Fearing, Whiton & Co., Incorporated, Federal Arch- 
Lift Manufacturing Company, Federal Automatic Sprinkler 
Co., Federal Drug Company, Inc., Federal Food Products 
Corporation, Felix Kornfeld Company, Felton-Turner Heat- 
ing Company, Fibre Leather Mfg. Co., Inc., Fibre M'f'g. 
Co., Fibre Products Company, Field & Wild Quarry, Inc., 
Field P. & C. Body Co., Fields Corner Music Shop, Incor- 
porated, Fine Knitting Mills Inc., Finger Shoe Company, 
First Massachusetts Carbon Fuel Company, First Street 
Garage, Inc., Fitzgerald Talking Machine Company, Flett- 
Gould Company, Flitner-Atwood Company, Florida Enter- 
prise Corporation, Foldersealer Company, The, Foley Con- 
struction Company, Footwear Specialties Company, Forcier 
Patent Construction Company, Ford Creamery Co., Four 
C. Shoe Company, Four Seasons Company, Framingham 
Company, The, Framingham Dry Goods Company, Francis 
Doane & Co. Inc., Frank A. Mahoney & Company, Incorpo- 
rated, Frank H. Beckler Company, Inc., Frank L. Young 
Company, Frank M. Favor Lumber Company, The, Frank 
M. Whitehouse Inc., Frank R. Sircom Co., Franklin Bond 
& Share Company, Franklin Creamery, Inc., Franklin De- 
tective Agency, Inc., Franklin P. Winston Co., Franklin 
Real Estate Corporation, The, Fred L. Crawford, Inc., 
Frederick Zutt, Inc., Freeman Dress Co., Inc., The, Freight 
Service Bureau, Inc., Fritz & Henderson, Inc., Fruit-Nut 
Cereal Sales Company, Fruit-Nut Cereals, Inc. of Massa- 
chusetts, Fume Heater Company. 

G, A. Eastman & Co., Inc., G. & G. Candy Company 
(May 9, 1919), G. G. Grant Co., G. J. Dragon, Inc., G. T. 
Day & Co., Inc., G. U. Ladd Company, G. W. Lockhart 
Company, Gallup Tire Company, Inc., Garage Service 
Corporation, Garfield & Proctor Coal Company, Gendreau 
Metal Company, Gendron's Hook & Chain Co., General 
Construction Company, Incorporated, General Devices Cor- 
poration, General Oil Heating Company, The, General 
Products Corporation (March 6, 1923), Genery Stevens 
Company, Genin Automatic Train Pipe Coupler Company, 
The, Gennaro Gubitosi Exchange, Inc., Genoco Company, 
The, Genuine Rubber Co., George E. Homer, Inc., George 
F. Johnson Co., George G. Holland Productions, Inc., Geo. 
R. Jones Co., Inc., Geo. W. Abbot Co., Gibby Stencil Il- 
luminating Co., Gilbert Furniture Co., Inc., Gilbert Sales 
Company, Gilmore Estate, Inc., Gin-Wol Co., The, Globe 
Fish Company, Inc., Globe Leather Goods Co., Inc., Globe 
Waste Company Incorporated, Gloria Trading Company, 
Gloucester Creamery Inc., Gloucester Fresh Fish Company, 
Gloucester Olympia Company, Gold Medal Spice Com- 
pany, Gold Seal Shoe Co. Inc., Golden Eagle Cinema Com- 
pany, The, Golden-Rod Cafe, Inc., The, Golden Rule Bedding 
Company, Inc., Goldo Mop Co., Inc., Gordon's OJd South 



280 Acts, 1927. — Chap. 255. 

Dorations°dis- Theatre Company, Gorin's Department Store, Inc., Gorin's, 
solved. Inc., Gould & Perkins, Inc., Gove Leather Co., Gowell- 

Proctor Electric Co., Grady-Scannell Company, Graf Boiler 
Setting Co. Inc., Grand Lunch Inc., Gravitite Corporation, 
Gray Top Taxi Co., The, Great Barrington Farmers' Ex- 
change, Inc., Great Eastern Motors of New England, Inc., 
Green Co. Inc., Green Waste Co., Greenwood & Roberts, 
Inc., Greylock Mill Supply Company, Inc., Griffin and 
Sons, Inc., Grip Tool and Machine Company, Grocers Bak- 
ing Company, Grove Hall Furniture Company, Grove 
Theatre Co. Inc., Guarantee Coupon Company, The, Guar- 
anty Sales Corporation, Guaranty Scale Co., Gurney Sales, 
Inc., Gutterman, Strauss Company. 

H. A. Penn Companv, H. Angus Conners Corporation, 
H. B. Gordon Co. Inc., The, H. E. West Shoe Co., H-G 
Baking Corporation, H. I. Jordan Co., Inc., H. L. Morrill 
& Co. Incorporated, H. M. Goldstein Inc., H-M-K-Motor 
Co. Inc., H. S. Freeman Co., H. S. Mabey & Co. Inc., H. 
S. R. Chemical Products, Inc., H. Slobodkin Inc., Hackett 
Drug Co., Hamburger, Ramsdell Shoe Company, Hamel 
Shoe Machinery Company, Hamilton & Parker Co., Hamp- 
den County Farmers' Exchange, Hampden Paint and 
Chemical Company, Hampden Paint and Chemical Com- 
pany of Boston Mass., The, Hampden Toy Company, 
Harding Street Auto Exchange, Incorporated, Harlow Bros. 
Inc., Harnett Lubricating Co., Harney-Tracy-Crehan Com- 
pany, Harold Finance Corporation, Harriman Motor Com- 
pany, Harrington & Company, Inc., Harris Engineering 
Companj^ Incorporated, Harrison Brothers Company, 
Harrison Supply Company, Harry W. Crooker, Inc., Hart 
Foundry Company, Hartley-Bishop Company, Harvard 
Renting System Inc., Hastings Pharmacy Company, Hatha- 
way and Marston Incorporated, Hayman Shoe Company, 
Inc., Hazelton Auto Service Co., Heath & Pray Co. Inc., 
Heath Farmers' Co-operative Exchange, Heatless Ironer 
Co., Hendrickson & Co., Inc., Hennigan and Arrouquier, 
Inc., Henniker Hotel Company, Henry C. Sheils Construc- 
tion Company, Inc., Henry W. Berry Company, Hercules 
Electric Corporation, Herman Chemical of Massachusetts, 
Inc., Herschell-Spillman Motor Company, Heslin Construc- 
tion Company, Inc., Hi-Rock Shoe Company, Inc., Hicksville 
Sand and Gravel Co., Highland Drug and Chemical Corpo- 
ration, Highland Junk Co., Inc., Highland Real Estate 
Company, Highland Theater, Inc., Hills & Nichols Inc., 
Hilton Express Company, Hinckley Plumbing and Heating 
Company, The, Hinds' Hand Laundry Co., Hingham 
Corporation, The, Hobart Concrete Company, Holbow 
Company, The, Holden Lunch Company, Holmes Motors, 
Inc., Home Furniture Company, Incorporated, Home 
Pharmacy & Laboratory Co., Homer Farms, Inc., Hooper- 
Lawrence Company, Hoosac Lumber Mills Corporation, 
Hope-Innes and Associated Artists, Inc., Hosiery Shop, In- 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 255. 281 

corporated, The, Hotel Pynchon, Inc., Hotel Verdi, Inc., Certain cor; 
House Publishing Company, The, Household Publishing soTved!"^ 
Company, Houser-Keohane Company, Howard & Foster Co., 
Howard Hardware Company, The, Hub Cigar Box Manu- 
facturing Co. Inc., The, Hub Furniture Company, Hub 
Leather Bag Co., Hub Stencil and Stamp Works, Inc., 
Hubbard & Davis Shoe Co., Hudson-Johnson Shoe Co., 
Hundred Percent Spark Plug Manufacturing Co., Hygrade 
Motor Service Corporation, Hyneman-Strauss Company, Inc. 

I. B. Reinherz, Inc., Ideal Jewelry Manufacturing Co., 
Imported Nut and Candy Co. Inc., Independent Flour 
Company' Incorporated, Independent Sand & Gravel Co., 
Inc., Indiana Mines Exploration Company, Individual 
Gasolene Pump Corporation, Industrial Foundation, Inc., 
Industrial Realty Service Company, Ingalls-Ryan-Yozell Co., 
Inman Equity and Mortgage Loan Corporation, Instant 
Freezer Company, The, Inter-City Meat and Provision Com- 
pany, Inc., The, International Abrasive Corporation, Inter- 
national Country Club, Incorporated, International Creditors 
Association, Incorporated, International Machine Co., In- 
ternational News Bureau Inc., The, International Sales 
Service Corporation, International Silver Black Fox Com- 
pany, The, Interstate Motor Bus Co., Inc., Investors Fi- 
nance & Development Company, Investors Service, Inc., 
lodo-Rub Corporation, Isenberg & Gordon, Inc., Island 
Park Amusement Company, Ivanhoe Woolen Mills Com- 
pany, The. 

J. A. Hultman & Son Company, J. A. Keating Co., Inc., 
J. C. Bleyl Co., Inc., J. E. LaLiberte, Inc., J. E. Lydstone > 
Inc., J. F. Cloutman Shoe Company, J. F. Connelly Inc., 
J. H. Baker Company, J. H. Messer & Co. Inc., J. H. Penni- 
man & Co., Inc., J. H. Townsend Co., Inc., J. H. Whiton 
Co., Inc., J. H. Winchell & Co., Incorporated, J. I. Brown 
Sons Co., J. J. Bowes Co., J. J. Spillane Co., J. J. Walsh 
Co., J M D Company, J. P. Kellaher Co., Inc., J. S. Bailey 
Company, J. W. & A. P. Howard & Company, Incorporated, 
The, J. W. Barber Advertising Agency, J. W. Bowman Com- 
pany, Inc., J. W. Colton Company, The, J. W. Greenhalgh 
Co., J. W. Philbrick Company, Jacob Glen Co., The, Jacob 
Rosenberg & Son Company, Jaeger-Bigelow Company, 
Jamaica Drug Co., Jamaicaway Realty Associates, Inc., 
James A. Thompson, Inc., James F. Kavanaugh Company, 
James Fortescue Company, James Robertson and Sons, Inc., 
Jersey Knitting Company, Jim's Lunch Inc., Joe Clement 
Music Co., Inc., Joel Koopman Inc., John C. Dow Leather 
Company, John C. Kelly Co., John F. Garrick Co. Inc., 
John J. Birmingham Company, John J. Gallen Co., John 
N. Aronson, Inc., John P. Squire & Company, Inc., John 
R. Young, Inc., John Roberts and Son Company, John W. 
Lockerbie Company, Johnson Bros. Inc. of Worcester, 
Johnston Manufacturing Company, Jones Ball Company, 
Joseph E. Greene Co., Inc., Joseph E. Greene, Inc., Joseph 



282 Acts, 1927. — Chap. 255. 

Certain COT; JJ. Symonds Company, Joseph Julian, Inc., Josiah Pearce 

porations dis- j o /^ t j tt j /^ t i" 

solved. and bons Company, Judson Hardware Company, Julius 

Prince Company, Inc., Junction Pharmacy, Inc. 

K. A. P. Hat Corporation, The, K. Grossman Company, 
Inc., K. P. Puffer Manufacturing Co., Kakeway Kake 
Kompany, Kaknes Brothers Co., Kanavos Market, Inc., 
Kapo Products Corporation, KataHte Company of New 
England, Incorporated, Kaxo Company, The, Keaney Drug 
Company, Keating Valve Company, Inc., Keck Willow 
Furniture Co., Keene Tanning Company, Keith's Bijou 
Theatre Company, Keith's Boston Theatre Company, Kelly 
Separator Company, Kendall & Blouin Mfg. Co., Keniston 
Engineering Company, The, Kenneth Hutchins Company, 
Kent & Smith Inc., Kerans and Gifford, Inc., Kester's 
Market Inc., King Cutlery Stores, Inc., Klayson Shoe Co. 
Inc., Knapp Home Building Company, Kneath, Leatherbee 
Company, Koch Brothers Inc., Kramer-Gilman Co. 

L. C. Hungerford Company, L. C. Smith & Bros. Type- 
writer Company of Massachusetts, L. M. Dyer & Co. In- 
corporated, L. M. Ham Companj^, L. M. Pierce Company, 
L. Nickerson Company Incorporated, L. Promboim & Son 
Inc., L. Richardson & Co. (Boston) Inc., L. Schapiro Shoe 
Co., L. Thompson Coal Co., L. W. Westcott, Inc., LaDue- 
Mann Company, The, La Franche, Incorporated, Lagoon 
Pond Company, in Dukes County, Laird-Prior Company, 
Lake Avenue Transportation Company, Lake Oil Burning 
Company, Lake Oil Heating Company of America, Laliberte 
Construction Company, Landey's Inc., Landsdowne Cor- 
poration, The, Lane's Cafe, Inc., Lapworth Webbing Com- 
pany, Larkide Company, The, Larson Shoe Machinery Co., 
Inc., Lavery Baking Company, Lawrence Automobile Club, 
Inc., Lawrence Bindery Company, Lawrence Gilardi Com- 
pany, Lawrence Invention Company, Inc., Lawrence Spin- 
ning Co., Le Bosquet-Moore Company, Leathersteel Products 
Company, Lechmere Steel & Iron Company, Leclerc Con- 
struction Company, The, Lees Button Company, The, 
Leffler-Dodge Corporation, Legge's Hill Farm, Inc., Leghorn 
Motors Company, Lehigh Motors, Inc., Lelyveld Shoe Com- 
pany, Inc., Lenox Golf Grounds, Inc., Lester Contracting 
Company, Inc., Letts & Litvack, Inc., Lewis-Shepard 
Export Corporation, Lewis-Shepard Platform Corporation, 
Lewis Stores, Inc., Lewis Tool Manufacturing Company, 
Liberty Ignition Company, Liberty Merchandise Company, 
Lilly Company, The, Lincoln Amusement Corporation, Link 
Co., The, Linwood Realty Co. Inc., Litch Shoe Company 
Inc., Little Shop, Inc., The, Little Witch Shoe Co., The, 
Lombard & Rust Company, Lombard Middy Blouse Co., 
Loon Pond Park Corporation, Lord Jeffery Inn Company, 
The, Loring B. Hall Incorporated, Lome A. Cameron Com- 
pany, Loughridge Coal Company, Louis Williams Shoe 
Stores Corporation, Louise Dress Co., Low Clothing Com- 
pany, Inc., The, Lowell Exchange Corporation, Lowell 
Textile Associates Incorporated, The, Lowell's Shoe Shop, 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 255. 283 

Inc., Lucky Shoe Shoppe, Inc., The, Luke W. Reynolds Certain cor^ 
Co., Lumber Specialty and Warehouse Company, Lunken- ^oTved°"^ 
heimer Company, The, Lynch Brothers Leather Company, 
Lynn Counter Company, Lynn Hydro-Stone Company, 
Lynn Laboratories, Inc., Lynn Shoe Manufacturing Co. Inc., 
Lynnfield Supply Co., Inc., Lynwood Ice Cream Company. 
M. A. Crosby Company, Incorporated, M. C. Garland and 
Company, Inc., M. C. M. Shoe Company, M. Odabashian 
& Sons, Inc., M. P. Brundige Co., Inc., M. Sandman Com- 
pany, MacGregor Motors, Inc., Mac Products Co., Inc., 
Macbeth-Evans Glass Company of Massachusetts, Made- 
Rite Ice-Cream Company Inc., Madelether Company, 
Madison Filling Stations, Inc., The, Magnesite Importing 
& Manufacturing Co. Inc., Mahaiwe Block Company, 
Majestic Manufacturing Company, The, Major Film 
Corporation, Maiden Mfg. Co., Manhasset Manufacturing 
Company, Mansfield Anthracite Company, Maplewood 
Amusement Company, Maraleigh Laboratories Inc., Marble- 
head Masonic Corporation, Marcus & Company, Inc., 
Marcy-Kelley Company, Marjorie Dress Co., Marlborough 
Grain Company, The, Marquette & Co. Inc., Marston's 
Garment Shop, Incorporated, Martin Johnson Film Com- 
pany, Martin Motor Company, Masco Drug Co., Mascoma 
Corporation, The, Mason Jamieson, Inc., Massachusetts 
Anthracite Company, Massachusetts Construction Com- 
pany, Inc., Massachusetts Cotton Mills, Massachusetts 
Drug Co., Mass. Fur Farm Co., Massachusetts Mill Supply 
Co., Inc., Massachusetts Oil Refining Company, Massa- 
chusetts Oral Hospital, Inc., Massachusetts Textile Com- 
pany, Massachusetts Webbing Co., Massaemet Yarn Mills, 
The, Massasoit Knitting Company, Massasoit Motor-Car 
Company, Master Mariners' Towboat Company, Masters 
Manufacturing Company, Matchless Torch and Specialty 
Company, Matthews Safety Razor Co., MaxF Grinding 
Wheel Corporation, Mayflower Company, The, McAllister- 
Hawk School, McClorey-La Spina Plastering Co. Inc., 
McCrillis Stone Meal Corporation, The, McKnight Dental 
Co., McRae & Keeler, Inc., McTarnahan Fuel Oil Burning 
Corporation, Mears Improved Line Company, Mechanics' 
Mills, Mechanics Realty Co., Medicinal Products Corpora- 
tion, Medway Holding Company, Meissner Leather Com- 
pany, Melbourne Company, The, Melkon Cinema Labora- 
tory, Inc., Melrose Market, Inc., The, Merchandise Sales 
Co., Merode Shirt Company, Merrill Process Company, 
The, Merrimac Leasing Co., Merrimac Valley Iron Foundry 
Company, Merrimack Auto Livery Company, Inc., Merri- 
mack Fish Company, Merrimack Valley Motor Company, 
Metropolitan Film Sales Corporation, Metropolitan Jewelry 
Company, Inc., Metropolitan Market Co. Inc., Metro- 
politan Motor Car Company, Metz Company, Michaelense 
Independent Company, Inc., Middlesex Holding Company, 
Middlesex Live-stock Company, Middlesex Motor Mart 
Inc., Middlesex Quinn Oil Burner Co., Miles Construction 



284 Acts, 1927. — Chap. 255. 

^ration8°di8- Company, Miles, Pynn Company, Millbond Chemicals, 
Boived. Limited, Miller Candy Companj^, Miller Manufacturing 

Company, Miller's Music Store, Inc., Milton Construction 
& Engineering Corporation, The, Milton Garage Company, 
Milwaukee Tool & Forge Company of New England, 
Mitchell Motor Company, Incorporated, Mitchell-Rose 
Leather Co., Model Clothing Co. Inc., Modern Family Wash 
Inc., Modern Oil Burner Company, Mogul Domino Taxi 
Company, Mohawk Moccasin Company, Mohican Weaving 
Company, Inc., Molded Products Company, The, Monarch 
Gold Mining Company, Montgomery-Brooks Co., Inc., 
Morey Pearl, Inc., Morgan & Fowler, Incorporated, Morida 
Manufacturing Company, Morris Auto Radiator Corpn., 
Morse-Chapman Company, Morton Olympic, Inc., Morvel 
Sales Company, Inc., Motorlivery Service Inc., Mototeria 
Food Co., Mount Auburn Store, Inc., Mount Auburn 
Tutoring School, Incorporated, Mount Tom Hat Manu- 
facturing Company, Mt. Vernon Cigar Co. Inc., Mulford 
& Company Incorporated, Munroe Hardware Company, 
Murdock-Reed Company, Murphy Brothers Company, Mur- 
ray-Bernard Company, Murray Engineering Company, Inc., 
Murray Motors Co. Inc., Murray Tanning Company, 
Murray's Lunch Co., Murrays Restaurant, Inc., Murry The 
Furrier, Inc., Mutual Brokerage Corporation of Massa- 
chusetts, Mutual Clearing Association, Inc., Mutual Furni- 
ture Company, Mutual Furniture Corporation, Mutual Im- 
porting Corporation. 

N. E. Light & Supply Co., N. Oster & Co. Inc., N. R. 
Scott & Son, Inc., Napoli Restaurant, Inc., Narragansett 
Ship Building Company, National Abrasive Company, 
National Automatic Refrigerator Company Inc., National- 
Chelsea Radio Corporation, National Counting Machine 
Company, National Exhibition Association Inc., The, 
National Exploitation Company of New England, National 
Finance Corporation, National Highway Sales Corporation, 
National Home Construction Co., National Home Security 
Company, National Ice Rinks, Incorporated, National 
Medical Service Association, Inc., National Novelty Co. Inc., 
National Pharmaceutical Company, National Statistics 
Company, National Tire & Rubber Co., National Tow Boat 
Company, Near East Commerce Review, Inc., Nehoiden 
Knitting Company, Inc., Nereus Ship Company, New Bed- 
ford Daily Sun Publishing Co., Inc., New Bedford Dry Dock 
Company, New Bedford Tensioning Devices Inc., New Bed- 
ford Textile Corporation, New Cafeteria, Inc., The, New 
England Association Inc., New England Brass & Fixture 
Co., New England Brokerage Company, Incorporated, New 
England Chair & Furniture Manufacturing Corporation, 
New England Commercial Company, New England Con- 
solidated Farms, Inc., New England Elcar Company, New 
England Endowment Fund, Inc., New England Export & 
Import Company Inc., The, New England Heat & Power 
Company, New England Live Poultry Co., New England 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 255. 285 

Machinery Company, New England Motor Trucking Corp., Certain cor- 
New England Old Felt Hat Co. Inc., New England Paper ^oWeT^'^''' 
Company, New England Porcelain Co., New England 
Printing Ink Compan}-, The, New England Shoe Corporation, 
New England Spring Manufacturing Company, New Eng- 
land Stove Repair Corporation, New England Supplies 
Corporation, New England Tray Company, New England 
Vending Machine Company, New England Yiddish Players 
Company, Inc., New-Era Electrical Co., New Richwood 
Hotel Co., New York-New England Dispatch, Inc., New- 
burgh & Bernstein Leather Co. Inc., Newfoundland Pulp 
and Lumber Co., Newhall Street Garage Companj^, Newton 
Pharmacy Inc., Nicholas Ruggerio Inc., Nichols Dry 
Goods Co., The, Nichols Manufacturing Company, Nickles 
Cranberry Company, Inc., The, Ninety Commonwealth 
Avenue, Inc., Nobscot Mountain Spring Companj^ Norfolk 
and Bristol Bus Company, Norfolk Building Company, Inc., 
Norfolk Company, The, Norfolk Draperies Inc., Norfolk 
Street Garage, Incorporated, Norian Trading Company, 
North American Investment Compan}^ North American 
Service Corporation, North Star Publishing Company, Inc., 
Northeastern Lumber Sales, Inc., Northeastern Paper Com- 
pany, Inc., Notilt Manufacturing Company, Nova Scotia 
Lumber Company, Novick & Sprinsky Co. 

O. L. Huntting Compan}'-, The, O. M. Draper Corporation, 
Oakdale Manufacturing Company, The, Oakland Worcester 
Company, Oaks Hotel, Inc., The, O'Brien-Blake Company, 
O'Brien Company, The, Ocklawaha Steamboat Company, 
Odhner Calculator Company, Inc., Oil Burner Sales Com- 
pany, Olcott Trading Corporation, Old Colony Auto Sales 
Company, Old Colony Motor Express Company, Old 
Colony Piano Company, Old Colony Transportation Com- 
pany, Old Colony Woolen Company, Old Colony Woolen 
Mills Company, Oleic Company, Inc., The, Olympic Grocery, 
Inc., One Minute Folding Bed Company, The, O'Neil- 
Larkin Co., Oral Theatres Company, Orcutt Automatic 
Train Control Company, Orthopedic Specialty Shop, Inc., 
Osmund Pharmacy Company, Incorporated, O'Sullivan 
Brothers Company, Overland Mfg. Co., The, Oxford Phar- 
macy, Inc., Oxford Tire Company of New England. 

P. & S. Building & Constructing Co. Inc., P. C. Howes Co., 
P. J. Harney Shoe Company, P. J. McCormick Co., P. S. L. 
Company, Pabco Flour Mills, Inc., Painters Pills Company, 
Palmer's Clothing House, Inc., Panama Coal Company, 
Paper Finishing Co., Inc., Paramount Coat Company, Para- 
mount Headwear Co., Inc., The, Paramount Specialty Tool 
Co., Paramount Theatres Incorporated, Paris Kosher Restau- 
rant, Inc., Paris Shoe Shops, Inc., Parisian Beauty Shop of 
Springfield, Inc., Parisian Custom Tailors, Inc., The, Park 
Hotel & Bath Company, Park Vale Garage, Inc., Parker, 
Holmes & Co., Inc., Parker House Corporation, Parker 
Products, Inc., Parker Safety Signal, Inc., Parkman Realty 
Co., Parkway Cleansers & Dyers, Inc., Parkway Motor 



286 Acts, 1927. — Chap, 255. 

Certain COT; Sales Corporation, Parkwood Garage Inc., Parsons' Theatre 

porationg dis- . ^ ' _, " . ^-^ -p, 

solved. Jt-nterprises, Inc., Partridge Contracting Company, Pasco 

Realty Company, Paul Revere Amusement Co., Payson 
Brothers & Roberts, Inc., Payson Overland Company, Inc., 
The, Peabody Shoe Company, Peoples Express, Inc., Peoples 
Finance Corporation, The, Peoples Ice Company, The, 
People's Real Estate and Mortgage Corporation, Peoples 
Shoe Corporation, Pepperell Corporation, Pepperell Spring 
Company, Inc., Pepperell Spring Water Company, Pequit- 
side Stock Farm, Inc., Perfect Petticoat Company, Per- 
fection Candy Corporation, Perry Construction Co., Perry 
Milk Co. Inc., Personal Printing Company, Persons Manu- 
facturing Company, The, Pessewamett Corporation, Petite 
Radio Sales Corp., Petroleum Securities Corporation, Pe- 
troleum Service, Incorporated, Phenodine Corporation, The, 
Phillips Shoe Company Incorporated, Phillips Storage Bat- 
tery Company, Phono-Radio Mfg. Corporation, Piedmont 
Photo Play Company, Inc., Pilgrim Investment Corporation, 
Pilgrim Knitting Mills, Pilgrim Motors Incorporated, Pine 
Pharmacy Inc., Pinky Winky Products, Inc., Pinto, Torrey 
Company, Pioneer Boston Bag Co., Pittsfield Cornice Com- 
pany, Plaza Amusement Company of Fall River, Inc., Plouff 
Corporation, The, Plymouth Auto Company, Plymouth 
County Shoe Co., Plymouth Hospital and Train Nurse 
School, Plymouth Lumber Company, Incorporated, 
Plymouth Mills, Plymouth Rock Ice Cream Delivery Com- 
pany, Pocock and Wolfram Company, Pollard Laboratories, 
Inc., Polly Prim Apron Company, Polly Sweets, Inc., Poole & 
Johnston Inc., Porell & Magee Shoe Co., Porter Brothers, 
Inc., Poultrymen's Mutual Co., Inc., Pratt & Young, Inc., 
Preble-Thompson Box Toe Company (inc.). The, Precision 
Trading Company, Inc., Premier Paper Products Company, 
Premier Service Company, The, Premiere Food Products 
Co., Produce Commission Co. Inc., Progressive Publishing 
Company, Projectad Sales, Inc., Prosperity Sales Company, 
Protectoseal Company of New England, Proulx and Frank 
Linens Company, Provident Investment Company, Pru- 
dent Sales Corporation, Pulsifer Chemical Company, Puritan 
Feather Company, Puritan Fruit & Produce Company, 
Pushpull Valve Cap Sales Company. 

Quaint Cape Cod Homes, Inc., Quaker Braid Company, 
Quaker Spinning Mills, Queen City Transportation Co., 
Queen Mills Incorporated, Quincy Music Hall Inc., Quincy 
Sales Company, Quintet Stores Inc. 

R. &. R. Dress House, Inc., R. E. McDonald Company, 
R. P. Sherman Co., Rabuck Company, Radio Distributing 
Company, Radio Sales Company, Radirak Company, 
Ralph-Sage Co., The, Randall-Faichney Company, Inc., 
The, Randolph Foundry Company, Ranno-Speirs Company, 
Raymond Klous, Inc., Realty Service Corporation, Record 
Sales Company, Red Shield, Inc., The, Red Star Coal Com- 
pany Incorporated, Reed-Prentice Company, Refinishing 
Leather Co. Inc., Regina Toilet Goods and Herb Remedies 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 255. 287 

Manufacturing Company, Reid Mills Co., Reinhart & Com- ^^1^1^^°^^^, 
pany. Inc., Reliable Skirt Company, Reliable Tailoring LTved°°^ 
Company, Inc., The, Reliance Drug Company, Resom 
Liquidating Corporation, Revere Beach Derby Company, 
Revere Chamber of Commerce Development Association, 
Revere House, Proprietors of the, Rex Top and Body Com- 
pany, Richard F. Lopez & Co., Inc., Richard J. Nixon Com- 
pany, Richard Whight Incorporated, Richardson Paine & 
Co. Inc., Richardson's Inc., Richmond Iron Works, The, 
Rilavo Corporation, The, Riverside Electric Co., Roberts 
Battery Company, Roeder's Grocery Inc., Roscoe W. 
Hilliker Co., Rose Tea-Grocers, Inc., Rosenberg & Gordon, 
Inc., Rosenfield & Schneider, Inc., Rosenfield Motor Trans- 
portation, Inc., Ross Shoe Company, Roumanian Restaurant, 
Inc., Rowe & Cloran, Inc., Rowe-Nash Co., Inc., Roxburgh 
Publishing Co., Roxbury Finance Corporation, Roy Paper 
Company, Inc., The, Roy Sales Company, Inc., Royal 
Leather Goods Co., Rye Beach Realty Company. 

S & B Lunch Company, S. & H. Fruit & Produce Corpo- 
ration, S. & R. Hill Bros. Inc., S. E. Berman Leather Com- 
pany, S. Vorenberg Company, Sagamore Chocolates 
Company, St. Johns Reduction Corporation, St. Onge In- 
corporated, Salamanca Theatres, Inc., Sampson Lumber 
Company, San Geronimo & Santa Rosa Securities Co. Inc., 
Sand and Gravel Company, The, Sanford & Timpson Inc., 
Sani-Tite Cap Company, Sanitary Service Company, Sara- 
toga Chemical Company, Sawyer Carriage Company In- 
corporated, The, Sawyer Drug Company, Scanlan-Kurlan 
Co. Inc., Schwenger-Garvey, Inc., Scobey Hospital, Inc., 
Scofield, Melcher & Scofield (Incorporated), Scollay Realty 
Company, Screen Art Pictures Co. Inc., Sea Coast Film 
Corporation, Seaconnet Mills, Seal Tight Manufacturing Co., 
Inc., Sealpakt Sea Food Company, Sechovicz Shoe Mfg. Co. 
Inc., Seifred Motor Car Company, Selg Food Products 
Company, Sellman Company, Selmore Inc., Semi-Unit Cor- 
poration, Sequoia Mills, Inc., Serv-el Corporation of Boston, 
Service Baking Corporation, Service Coal Company, Service 
Truck Company of Worcester, Mass., Seven Oils, Inc., The, 
Severy Manufacturing Company, Shaw Tire Co., Shawmut 
Laboratories, Inc., Shawmut Shoe Company, Inc., Shawmut 
Upholstering Co., Inc., Shawsheen Pharmacy, Inc., Shean 
Advertising Company, Shine More Co. Inc., Shoe Novelty 
Supply Co., Sibley-Mandeville, Inc., Silk Shop of Worcester, 
Massachusetts, Inc., The, Simmons Cranberry Company, 
Simplex Rubber Co., Simpson Leather Co. Inc., Simpson's 
Patent Dry Dock Company, Sinclair-Marks Company, 
Single Valve Engine, Inc., Sippican Cranberry Company, 
Skillburn Company, Smith & Kent inc.. Smith & Parker, 
Inc., Smith and Wells Motor Sales Company, Smith Shoe 
Co., Inc., Smithfield Warehousing Company, The, Smith's 
Lunch, Inc., Smith's Tavern, Incorporated, Snow-Pierce 
Company, Inc., Somerset Chambers, Inc., Somerville Con- 
struction Company, Inc., Sorny & Klein, Inc., South Cash 



288 r if Acts, 1927. — Chap. 255. 

porationrdiB- Market Company, South Shore Fuelgas Company, South 
solved. Sudbury Country Club, Inc., Southboro Fruit & Vegetable 

Kitchen Inc., Southbridge Printing Company, Sparta 
Grocery Co. Inc., Spot Pond Service Garage, Inc., Spring- 
field and Suburban Laundry Company, Springfield Blower 
Company, Springfield Economy Supply Company, Inc., 
The, Springfield Egg Company, Springfield Grocers Supply 
Company, Inc., Springfield Hardware & Iron Corporation, 
Springfield Locomobile Co., Springfield Malt Co., Spring- 
field Oldsmobile Company, Inc., The, Springfield Swine 
Breeders' Association, Inc., Standard Fuel Company, Inc., 
The, Standard Hat & Cap Co., Standard Jewelry & Loan 
Company, The, Standard Mop Company, Standard Novelty 
Company, Standard Radio Corporation (1924), Standard 
Radio Sales Corporation, The, Stanley, Jackson & Co., Inc., 
Star Dry Goods Company, Inc., The, Star Electric Com- 
pany, Star Novelty Manufacturing Co., Inc., Star Pleating 
Company, Inc., State Anthracite Mining Company, Steel 
Wool Corporation, Tlfe, Stephens Stamping Company, 
Sterling Playthings Corporation, Sterling Roofing and 
Manufacturing Company, Stern & Atkin Co., Stetson, Cutler 
& Company, Inc., Stille-Scanlan Company, Stone Co. Inc., 
The, Storer Rubber Co., Stratford Company, The, Stuart 
Furniture Company, Stuart Garage Company, Stuart Street 
Holding Company, Suffolk Hat Co., Suftolk Knitting Mills, 
Suffolk Oilless Bearing Company, Suffolk Optical Company, 
Sullivan Roofing Company, Sun American Publishing Com- 
pany, Superior Doughnut Co., Inc., Superior Fuel Saver 
Company, The, Superior Motor Company, Swartz-Shnider 
Bakery Inc., Sweet Smoke Shop, Inc., The, Sword Oil 
Burner Company, Symphony Lunch Inc., Syra-Cord Tire 
Sales Company, The. 

T. H. Rideout Manufacturing Company, Taconic Sulphur 
Ore Company, Talbot & Co., Inc., Tecumseh Mills, Telapath 
Incorporated, Tenney Co., Textile Products Company, 
Textile Specialty Company, Textile Trading Company, Inc., 
Thermal Motor Indicator Company, Thinker Cigar Com- 
pany, The, Thomas Corrigan Company, Inc., Thomas V. 
Wooten Associates, Inc., Thompson Foundry and Machine 
Company of Brockton, The, Thompson's Express Com- 
pany, Thrift Publishing Company, The, Thrift Realty & 
Construction Company, Inc., Times Newspaper Co., Inc., 
Tourist Agency, Inc., The, Townsend Development Co., 
Traffic Truck Co. of New England, Transportation Con- 
tractors, Inc., Trask Culm Furnace Company, Tremont 
Clothing Co., Tri-Seal Laboratory Corporation, Triangle 
Rubber & Supply Co., Trimount Laboratories, Inc., Troy 
Foundry and Machine Company, Incorporated, Turner 
Hollis Co., Two Part Rim Service Station of Boston, In- 
corporated, 

U and I Grocery Stores, Inc., Union Loan Company, 
Union Square Taxi Company, Inc., Union Top Lift Company, 
Unique Shops of Worcester, Inc., United Belting & Supply 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 255. 289 

Company, United Brokerage Co., Inc., United Discount porations°di8- 
Systera, Inc., United Electric Supply Company, United solved. 
Realty & Construction Service, Inc., United States Electric 
Signal Company, United States Flax Fiber Company, United 
States Products Corporation, United States Steel Toy Com- 
pany, United States Steel Wool Co., United Tailoring 
Company, Inc., Unity Investment Company, Unity Realty 
Club, Inc., Universal Fire Appliance Co. Inc., The, Uni- 
versity Vending Company, Uppling Auto Skate Company, 
Utility Sales Company, Incorporated. 

V. K. & A. H. Jones & Thomas Company, Valdemar Coat, 
Inc., Varlac Company, The, Vermont Butter Stores In- 
corporated, Vermont Power & Paper Co., Vermont Supply 
Company, Vesuvio Drug Company, Veterans' Family 
Laundry Co., Victoria Polish-American Manufacturing Com- 
pany, Incorporated, The, Victory Cafe Corporation, Victory 
Corset Manufacturing Co., Victory Equipment Corporation, 
Victory Fertilizer Company, Victory Furniture Company, 
Victory Products, Inc., Viking Trading Co., Vim Motor 
Truck Company of New England, Vineyard Products, Inc., 
Virginian Power Company, The, Viscoloid Company, The, 
Vitamint Company, Inc., The, Vitrolite Construction Com- 
pany Incorporated, The, Volusia Realty Company. 

W. D. Hanly Co., Inc., W. H. Kent & Co., Inc., W. H. 
Stearns & Company Incorporated, W. J. Casey Company, 
The, W. J. Sinnott Construction Company, W. L. Shaugh- 
nessy Company, W. L. Waples Company, The, W. S. Leavitt 
Co. Inc., W. T. Bennett Incorporated, W. W. Hoblitzell, 
Jr., Inc., Wachusett Mills, Wakefield Auto Bus Co. Inc., 
Walker-Johnson Sales Company, Walker-Johnson Truck 
Company, Walker-Johnson Truck Corporation, Wall-Good- 
bar Co., Wallace Wool Co. Inc., Walpole Auto Station, Inc., 
Walpole Garage Co., Walter J. Gillis Co. Inc., Walters 
Amusement Agency, Inc., Waltham Cast Stone Company, 
Waltham Oil Burner Company, Walton Holding Company, 
Wamsutta Building Corporation, Waneta Moccasin Co. Inc., 
Ward Street Garage Inc., Wardell-Stanton Company, Ware 
Laundry, Inc., The, Warsaw Bakery, Inc., Washington 
Department Store Inc., The, Washington Express, Inc., 
Washington Street Auto. Supply Co., Incorporated, The, 
Waterman Supply Co. Inc., Watkins, Inc., Waverly Grocery 
Company, The, Webber Carburetors Corporation, Weber 
Bros. Shoe Co., Webster Clothing Company Inc., Webster 
Square Theatre Company, Wekonee Corporation, Welbilt 
Shoe Co., Well Made Dress Co., West Bridgewater Foundry, 
West Side Plumbing and Heating Company, Westboro Trunk 
& Bag Company, Western Cap Company, Western Develop- 
ment Corporation, Westfield Press, Inc., Whitall Electric 
Company, The, Whitall Radio Company, White and Garden 
Corporation, The, White Luggage M'f'g. Co., White Star 
Laundry Company, Whiteley Bleachery, Inc., Whitman Cut 
Sole Company, Inc., Whitman Electric Mfg. Corporation, 
Whitman Times Company, Wilbracrest Farms Incorporated, 



290 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 255. 



Certain cor- 
porations dis- 
solved. 



The, Wilco Textiles Inc., The, Wilfert Corporation, Wilkinson 
Cigar Co. Inc., The, Willard P. Fuller, Incorporated, William 
D. Desmond Company, Inc., Wm. H. Griffiths & Co. Inc., 
William Ireland Incorporated, William J. Murphy, Inc., 
Wm. J. Travis Co., William Nugent Company, William R. 
Lane Company, Inc., Williams & Daly, Inc., Williams- 
Kneeland Company, Wilson Associates, Inc., Windsor 
Cafeteria, Inc., Winship Company, The, Woburn Metal & 
Leather By-Products Co., Woburn Warehouse Company 
Incorporated, Wollaston Construction Company, Wolverine 
Realty Corporation, Woodhaven Park Inc., Woods Hardware 
Specialties Corporation, The, Woods Process Company, 
Incorporated, Wooleather Corporation, Woonsocket Machine 
& Press Company, Worcester Baseball Co., The, Worcester 
Broom Manufacturing Company, W^orcester Commercial 
Body Co., Worcester County Dairy System, Inc., Worcester 
Dealers Exchange, Inc., Worcester Electric Tool Company, 
Worcester Garnetting Company, Worcester Hardware Com- 
pany, Worcester Housing Corporation, Worcester Nut Com- 
pany, Worcester Sales Company, Worcester Typewriter 
Company, Inc., Worcester Wholesale Company, The, Wravin 
Coal Company, Wyman Sales Corporation, Wyman's Res- 
taurant, Inc. 

X-Ray Foot-0-Scope Corporation. 

Yellow Drivurself Co. of Worcester, York Apartments, Inc. 

Zamarro, Marshall Realty Company, Incorporated, Zing 
Products Corporation. 



Certain 
charitable 
and other 
corporations 
dissolved. 



Charitable and Other Corporations. 

Antica Eclano Credit Union, Army Nurse Association of 
Massachusetts, Asco Credit Union, Association Franco- 
Americaine de Brockton, Athol Memorial Hospital. 

Bay State Medical and Surgical Company, The, Beyrouth 
Brotherhood Society, Bible Home and Foreign Missionary 
Society, Bikor Cholim Society, Boston Hebrew Ladies Aid 
Association, Boston Society of Decorative Art, Bristol 
Academy, Trustees of the, Brookline Day Nursery, The, 
Brooks Cubicle Hospital, Inc. 

Chandler & Farquhar Credit Union, Chautauqua Associa- 
tion, Inc., Chester Credit Union, Chevra Chesed Shel Emas, 
City of Quincy Employees' Credit Union. 

Etsco Credit Union, Evangelical Alliance, 

Fairlawn Union Parish, Farmanco Credit Union, Federal 
Credit Union (March 3, 1915), First Congregational Church 
of North Brookfield Massachusetts, The, First Parish in 
Paxton. 

Greek Ladies Benevolent Society of Boston, The. 

Harmony Clubs of America, Inc., The, Harvard Medical 
School of China (Incorporated), The, Hebrew Chesed Shel 
Emas of the South End of Boston, Hebrew Free Loan Asso- 
ciation of Fall River, The, Hebrew Industrial School, Hebrew 
Ladies Aid Society of Framingham, The. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 255. 291 

International Credit Union, Italo-American Credit Union c®"^?'" 

of East Boston, The. and other 

Jewish Farmers' Cooperative Credit Union of Bristol ^^V^Jd?"" 
County, Massachusetts, The. 

Knitted Outerwear Manufacturers Association (New Eng- 
land District). 

Ladies Auxiliary of the Jewish Peoples Institute, Inc., The, 
Library Bureau Employees' Credit Union, Lowney Co- 
operative Association Credit Union. 

M. P. & W. Credit Union, Maiden Hebrew Ladies' Chari- 
table Society, Massachusetts Association of Disabled Veterans 
of the World War, Inc., Massachusetts Christian Endeavor 
Association, Mj^rick Credit Union. 

National Pan-Epirotic Union in America, The, Netherland- 
American Recreation Club, The, New Bedford Central 
Labor Credit Union, New Bedford Society of the Blessed 
Sacrament under the name of the vetera Romana Catholica 
Apostolica Ecclesia, Newburyport Howard Benevolent 
Society, North Reading Credit Union, Novogradvolinsk 
Relief Association of Massachusetts. 

Occupational Hand Crafts Inc., Odd Fellows Building 
Association of Dorchester, Inc. 

Pan-Thessalian Mutual Aid Society, Regas Pherraeos, 
Peabody Hebrew Credit Union, The. 

Ranfac Credit Union, The, Relief Organization for Lithu- 
ania, Rescue Mission of Fall River Massachusetts, The. 

Sabeglo Credit Union, St Eulalia's Men's Association 
Credit Union, Salem Central Labor Credit Union, Salem 
Investment and Credit Union, Santa Maria Credit Union, 
Sedalia Club Inc., The, Shawsheen Co-operative Bank, 
Sherman Rest Home, The, Society of the Franco-American 
Dispensary of Worcester Massachusetts Inc., The, Soldiers 
and Sailors Relief Society of Ward 18 Boston, Somerville 
Boys' Club, Suffolk Credit Union (December 14, 1914), 
Syrian Burial Society. 

Tanampo Club. 

Union Beige Benevolent Association, Inc., United Tailors* 
Association Credit Union. 

Waltham Watch Credit Union, Worcester Free Loan 
Association, Working Girls' Club of Pittsfield. 

Young Men's Christian Association of Amesbury, Mass., 
The, Young Women's Hebrew Association of Maiden. 

Public Service Corporations. 

American Rapid Telegraph Company of Massachusetts, Certain public 
Automatic Telephone Company of New Bedford. pwations dis- 

Massachusetts Transmission Electric Company, Mutual solved. 
Union Telegraph Company of Massachusetts. 

Section 2. Nothing in this act shall be construed to Pending suits 
affect any suit now pending by or against any corporation noj^ affected, 
mentioned herein, or any suit now pending or hereafter 
brought for any liability now existing against the stock- 



292 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 256. 



Proceedings in 
suits upon 
choses in 
action, how 
brought, etc. 



No relief 
from obliga- 
tion to file 
tax return, 
etc. 



When 
operative. 



holders or officers of any 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 
contracts sold or assigned by any corporation dissolved by 
this act may be brought or prosecuted in the name of the 
purchaser or 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 the last person who was the treasurer or assistant 
treasurer, or, 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 as required by 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 commonwealth. 

Section 5. This act shall be operative as of March 
thirty-first in the current year. Approved April 16, 1927. 



Chap. 256 An Act to authorize a special election for town meet- 
ing MEMBERS IN A PORTION OF THE TOWN OF WEYMOUTH. 



Special elec- 
tion for town 
meeting mem- 
bers in 

precinct three 
of town of 
Weymouth 
authorized. 



Posting of 
warrant. 



Names on 
ballots, etc. 



Elected town 
meeting mem- 
bers, term of 
office. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of selectmen of the town of 
Weymouth shall, within twenty- days after the passage of 
this act, call a special election in precinct three of said town 
for the election of town meeting members from said precinct 
three to serve for the remainder of the term of three years 
from the second Monday of March in the year nineteen 
hundred and twenty-seven. Said election shall be called 
by posting a copy of the warrant therefor in each of two 
public places in said precinct. 

Section 2. At said special election, the ballots shall 
contain the names of all persons duly nominated from said 
precinct for the office of town meeting member for three 
years whose nomination papers were duly filed before the 
annual town election held on the fourteenth day of March 
in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-seven. 

Section 3. The persons elected town meeting members 
at said special election shall hold office for the remainder of 
three years from the day of the annual town meeting in the 
3'ear nineteen hundred and twenty-seven in like manner as 
if they had been elected at the annual town election held 
on the fourteenth day of March in said year, and upon the 
determination of the members elected at said special election 
the term of office of all persons chosen town meeting mem- 
bers from said precinct for the term of three years at the 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 257, 258. 293 

annual town election held on said fourteenth day of March 
shall terminate. 

Section 4. The provisions of section twenty-nine of vilionTo^'itw 
chapter fifty-one of the General Laws, providing for a not to apply, 
session of the registrars of voters, shall not apply to the 
special election held under this act. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 15, 1927. 

An Act relative to certain firemen of the city of (Jfidj) 257 

BOSTON pensioned ON ACCOUNT OF DISABILITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter sixty of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty 1920, 60, § i, 
is hereby amended by striking out section one and inserting ^^^^ 
in place thereof the following: — Section 1. Once each Annual 
year the fire commissioner of the city of Boston shall require ammatlon^of 
every retired fireman of said city under age fifty-five, vf\\o is ofcft^y (f/Bos-° 
in receipt of a pension on account of disability under any law, ton pensioned 
other than chapter five hundred and twenty-one of the disabmty. 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, providing for 
the retirement and pensioning of any fireman of said city, 
to submit to an examination to be given by the medical 
board provided for by section eighteen of said chapter five 
hundred and twenty-one at a time and place designated by 
it or to be given by a physician designated by said board in 
case the retired fireman resides without the commonwealth. 
Said board by itself or by such physician in the case afore- Report and 

.1111 1 1 .,• J i,' certification to 

said shall make such examination and upon completion firecommis- 
thereof shall report and certify to said fire commissioner sioner. 
whether or not said retired fireman is physically and mentally 
fit for service in the fire department of said city and of the 
rank or grade held by him when he was retired. If said f^f°ceiniox- 
board shall report and certify to said fire commissioner that mer rank and 
said retired fireman is physically and mentally fit for service |irys1caiiy°"° 
as aforesaid, said fire commissioner shall restore him to said g^'^g^^"^^''^ 
fire department in the same rank or grade, w-hich he had when 
he was retired, in the first vacancy occurring in such rank 
or grade, and shall send him written notice when and where 
to report for duty; and upon so reporting for duty his Upon report- 
pension shall cease and he shall again become eligible to the pension to ^' 
benefits of the law under which he was formerly retired and °®^®®' ^*'^- 
shall not be subject to the provisions of said chapter five 
hundred and twenty-one. If said retired fireman fails to Pension to 
submit to such examination or to return to duty as required f^itfre'to sub- 
by said notice, his pension shall cease. SatioVorto 

Approved April 15, 1927. return to duty, 

etc. 

An Act relative to the taxation of business corpora- ChaV'25S 

TIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirty of chapter sixt^^-three of the g. l. 63, § so, 
General Laws, as amended by chapter three hundred and «tc., amended. 



294 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 258. 



Taxation of 
business cor- 
porations, 
definition of 
term "Cor- 
porate excess" 



Value of cor- 
porate excess 
in certain 
cases, how 
determined. 



two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, by 
section three of chapter two hundred and fifty-four and by 
section five of chapter four hundred and thirty-eight, both 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, by section 
two of chapter twenty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-four, by section one of chapter two hundred and 
sixty-five, by section one of chapter three hundred and one 
and by section one A of chapter three hundred and forty- 
three, all of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, 
and by sections four and five of chapter two hundred and 
seventy-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, 
is hereby further amended, by striking out paragraphs 3 
and 4 and inserting in place thereof the following new 
paragraphs: — 3. "Corporate excess", in the case of a 
domestic business corporation, except as hereinafter pro- 
vided, the fair value of its capital stock on the last day 
of the taxable year as defined in paragraph numbered 
six of this section, less the value of the following on such 
date: 

(a) The works, structures, real estate, motor vehicles, 
machinery, poles, underground conduits, wires and pipes 
owned by it within the commonwealth subject to local tax- 
ation, except such part of said real estate as represents the 
interest of a mortgagee. The term "real estate", as used 
in this subdivision and in subdivision (a) of paragraph four 
of this section shall include the corporation's interest as 
lessee in such buildings on land held under a lease as by the 
terms of the lease are the property of and may be removed 
by the lessee, and such buildings, for the purposes of said 
subdivisions and of sections fifty-five and fifty-seven, shall 
not be deemed real estate of the lessor. 

(6) Securities, the income of which, if any, if received by 
a natural person resident in this commonwealth, would not 
be liable to taxation, except shares in national banks and 
voluntary associations, trusts and partnerships. 

(c) Its real estate, machinery, merchandise and other 
tangible property situated in another state or country, ex- 
cept such part thereof as represents the interest of a mort- 
gagee. 

{d) If any portion of its cash and accounts and bills re- 
ceivable, excluding notes, is attributable to an office outside 
the commonwealth, the same proportion of its cash and 
accounts and bills receivable, excluding notes, which its real 
estate, machinery and merchandise situated in another 
state or country bear to its total real estate, machinery and 
merchandise, to the extent that such proportion fairly rep- 
resents, in the judgment of the commissioner, the amount 
which is properly allocable to such other state or country. 

If by reason of recent organization, or otherwise, the 
corporation is not required to make to the commissioner a 
return of net income for a taxable year, the value of the 
corporate excess shall be determined as of the first day of 
April when the return called for by section thirty-five is due. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 258. 295 

4. " Corporate excess employed within the common- Definiti^ of 
wealth" by a foreign corporation, except as hereinafter porate excess 
provided, such proportion of the fair value of its capital stock ^ft^i°^^e 
on the last day of the taxable year as defined in paragraph common- 
numbered six of this section, as the value of the assets, both ^ 
real and personal, employed in any business within the 
commonwealth on that date, bears to the value of the total 
assets of the corporation on said date, less the value of the 
following on such date: 

(a) Works, structures, real estate, motor vehicles, ma- 
chinery, poles, underground conduits, wires and pipes owned 
by it within the commonwealth subject to local taxation, 
except such part of said real estate as represents the interest 
of a mortgagee. 

(h) Securities held in the commonwealth, the income of 
which, if any, if received by a natural person resident therein, 
would not be liable to taxation, except shares in national 
banks, voluntary associations, trusts and partnerships. In 
determining the proportion of assets employed within the 
commonwealth, the commissioner may include such bank 
deposits in other states as are employed principally in the 
conduct of the business in the commonwealth. 

If by reason of recent organization, or otherwise, the cor- Value of 
poration is not required to make to the commissioner a return exc^stn^ 
of net income for a taxable year, the value of the corporate j,®'"^ji^t*;*-^^' 
excess employed in this commonwealth shall be determined mined, 
as of the first day of April when the annual return called 
for by section forty is due. 

Section 2. Said chapter sixty-three is hereby further g. l. 63, § 3i, 
amended by striking out section thirty-one and inserting in a™®'^'^^- 
place thereof the following : — Section SI . In determining in determin- 
the corporate excess of a domestic business corporation, or excess^surpius 
the corporate excess employed within the commonwealth ^^f- V^' 
by a foreign corporation, the surplus and undivided profits profits to be 
shall be included in estimating the value of the capital >i^'=^"'^®'^' ^**'- 
stock, and there shall not be deducted the value of shares in Deductions 
national banks and in voluntary associations, trusts and 
partnerships, nor of other securities the income of which, 
if owned by a natural person resident in this common- 
wealth, would be liable to taxation, nor shall there be de- 
ducted the value of any shares of stock of the corporation 
itself owned directly or indirectly by it or for its benefit; 
and the commissioner, in determining for the purposes of 
taxation the value of the corporate excess of, or corporate 
excess employed within the commonwealth by, any such 
corporation, shall not take into consideration any debts of 
the corporation unless he is satisfied that no part of such 
debts was incurred for the purpose of reducing the amount 
of taxes to be paid by it, and, in the case of a corporation 
which is a subsidiary of another corporation or closely 
affiliated therewith by stock ownership, that such debts 
represent only the fair value of the property or services 
given therefor. 



not allowed, 
etc. 



296 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 258. 



G. L. 63, § 32, 
etc., amended. 



Excise on 
domestic busi- 
ness corpora- 
tions. 



Proviso. 



G. L. 63, § 39, 
etc., amended. 



Excise on 
foreign busi- 
ness corpora- 
tions. 



Proviso. 



G. L. 63, § 57, 
etc., amended. 



Remedy of 
corporation 
when assessors' 
valuation of 
property taxed 
locally exceeds 
commis- 
sioner's. 



Section 3. Said chapter sixty-three is hereby further 
amended by striking out section thirty-two, as amended by 
section one of chapter four hundred and twenty-four of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twent^'-three and by section 
six of chapter three hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-six, and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 32. Except as otherwise 
provided in section thirty-four, every domestic business 
corporation shall pay annually, with respect to the carrying 
on or doing of business by it, 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 the fair value of its capital stock 
on the day fixed for determination of the value of its cor- 
porate excess: — 

(1) An amount equal to five dollars per thousand upon the 
value of its corporate excess. 

(2) An amount equal to two and one half per cent of its 
net income determined to be taxable in accordance with the 
provisions of this chapter. 

Section 4. 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, by section three of chapter twenty-six of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-four and by section seven of 
chapter three hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby further amended by 
striking out the paragraph included in the first twelve lines 
of said section thirty-nine, as appearing in said section 
three of said chapter twenty-six, and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 39. Except as otherwise 
provided herein, every foreign corporation shall pay an- 
nually, with respect to the carrying on or doing of business 
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 value 
of its capital stock as the assets, both real and personal, 
employed in any business within the commonwealth on the 
day fixed for determination of the value of the corporate 
excess employed within the commonwealth bear to the total 
assets of the corporation employed in business on said date: 

Section 5. Section fifty-seven of said chapter sixty- 
three, as amended by section seven of chapter two hundred 
and seventy-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-six, is hereby further amended by inserting after 
the word "corporation" in the third line the words: — 
subject to the franchise tax imposed by section fifty-eight 
and, — so as to read as follows: — Section 57. If the value 
of the works, structures, real estate, motor vehicles, ma- 
chinery, poles, underground conduits, wires and pipes of a 
corporation subject to the franchise tax imposed by section 
fifty-eight and subject to local taxation within the conj- 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 259. 297 

monwealth, as determined by the commissioner, is less than 
the value thereof as determined by the assessors of the town 
where it is situated, he shall give notice of his determination 
to such corporation; and, unless within one month after 
the date of such notice it applies to said assessors for an 
abatement, and, upon their refusal to grant an abatement, 
prosecutes an appeal under section sixty-four of chapter 
fiftj'-nine, giving notice thereof to the commissioner, the 
valuation of the commissioner shall be conclusive upon said 
corporation. 

Section 6. This act shall take effect January first, Effective date. 
nineteen hundred and twenty-eight. 

Approved April 15, 1927. 



Chap. 2m 



An Act relative to the licensing of establishments 

FOR THE pasteurization OF MILK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter ninety-four of the General Laws is hereby g. l. 94, new 
amended by inserting after section forty-eight the following section after 
new section: — Section 48 A. No person shall maintain an Licensing of 
establishment for the pasteurization of milk without a license ^g^^''^^" 
from the board of health of the town where the establishment pasteurization 
is to be located. Anv person desiring such a license may make *! ™*. " 

,. . " ^ ,, ,°. ,, •i>i Application. 

written apphcation to such board, stating the location or the 
establishment and such other information as may be required 
by rules and regulations for the enforcement of this section, 
which the department of public health is hereby authorized 
to make. Upon receipt of the application the said board shall ^°"^ of 
cause an examination of the sanitary condition of the estab- m^ke examina- 
lishment to be made, and if it is found to be in a sanitary sanitary con- 
condition, and in accordance with the requirements of said ditionof 
rules and regulations, and otherwise properly equipped for ^ '^ ™^° ' 
the business of pasteurizing milk, said board, upon receipt of issue of 
a license fee of ten dollars, shall issue a license authorizing "'®°^®' ^■ 
the applicant to carry on such establishment for the pasteuri- 
zation of milk for one year. If any such establishment Closing of 
licensed hereunder is deemed by the board issuing such license merai*^'^' 
or by the department of public health to be operated or operating in 
maintained in an unsanitary manner, or in violation of any nianner, etc. 
of said rules and regulations, or not properly equipped for the 
business of pasteurizing milk, the board or the department 
shall close such establishment until such time as it has been 
put in a condition to conform with the requirements of this 
section, and said board or department may also suspend the Suspension of 
license if the required changes are not made within a reason- ^"^^^^e, etc. 
able time. 

Whoever, himself or by his servant or agent, violates any Penalty for 
provision of this section, or of the rules and regulations made ^'°'^ti°''- 
hereunder, 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 less than fifty nor more than three 
hundred dollars. 



298 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 260, 261. 



of'^ection.'"" This scction shall not be construed to interfere with the 

powers and duties conferred or imposed upon boards of health 
of cities and towns by sections forty-one and forty-three. 

Approved April 15, 1927. 



Boundaries of 
West Groton 
Water Supply 
District ex- 
tended. 



Chap. 2^0 An Act extending the boundaries of the west groton 

WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The boundaries of the West Groton Water 
Supply District, established by chapter six hundred and 
forty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and eleven, are 
hereby extended so as to include the territory hereinafter 
described and such taxable inhabitants of the town of Groton 
as reside in said territory: — Beginning at a stone bound in 
the stone wall between the lands of Harry E. Kemp and 
Lawrence Cronin at a corner of the present water supply 
district at a point five hundred and thirty-three feet north 
of the center of the road leading from the Hollingsworth & 
Vose mill to Kemp's corner so-called; thence northerly to a 
stone bound on the highest point of a round hill on the land 
of Joseph Bertozzi, formerly of Oren Bennett; thence north- 
westerly across the road leading from West Groton to Town- 
send Harbor and across the Greenville branch of the Boston 
and Maine railroad to a stone bound at the bank of the 
Squannacook river where said river comes nearest to said 
railroad; thence in the same direction to the center of said 
river; thence in a southerly direction down said river to the 
northwest corner of the present water supply district; thence 
in a northeasterly and in a southeasterly direction along the 
boundary line of said water supply district to the point of 
beginning. 

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

Approved April 18, 1927. 



Chap. 261 An Act providing for the construction of a new high- 
way FROM CHARLES RIVER DAM TO NASHUA STREET AND 
THE WIDENING OF SAID STREET AND CAUSEWAY STREET 
IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of street commissioners of the 
city of Boston may, with the approval of the mayor, lay out 
and order constructed a new highway, not exceeding one hun- 
dred feet in width, extending from a point at or near the 
junction of Charles and Leverett streets at or near the 
easterly end of the Charles river dam, in a general north- 
easterly, easterly and southeasterly direction to the north- 
westerly end of Nashua street, together with an extension 
of Lowell street from its intersection with Brighton street 
to said new highway; may, with the approval of the mayor, 
lay out and widen on the northeasterly side, re-locate and 
order constructed Nashua street throughout its entire length 



Board of 
street com- 
missioners of 
Boston may 
construct a 
new highway 
from Charles 
river dam to 
Nashua street, 
etc. 



May lay out, 
widen, etc., 
Nashua and 
Causeway 
streets. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 261. 299 

to a width not exceeding one hundred feet; and may, with 
the approval of the mayor, lay out and widen on the north- 
westerly side, re-locate and order constructed Causeway 
street between Nashua and Beverly streets; and as a part May make 
of the work hereinbefore authorized may, with the approval changes iu 
of the mayor, order such changes in the elevated railway way*^*^ ^^^' 
structures of the Boston Elevated Railway Company on structures. 
Causeway street and near the intersection of Charles and 
Leverett streets as may be deemed necessary. Any such Approval by 
changes in said elevated structure shall be made only in public utilities. 
accordance with plans approved by the department of public 
utilities, and shall be done in such a way as to avoid, as far as 
reasonably may be, interference with the operation of trains 
or cars thereon. The actual work of making such changes Work to be 
shall be performed by the Boston Elevated Railway Com- iostoTfiie-^ 
pany, and the city of Boston shall repay to said company the way Cwnpany. 
actual cost thereof and expense incurred thereby with interest Repayment by 
from the date any expenditures therefor are made. In the ^*^ °^ Boston. 
event that the board of street commissioners and the Boston tion^orcos^t by 
Elevated Railway Company do not agree as to the amount puyjUc"^'^* °^ 
due from the city of Boston therefor, the same shall, on utiUtiesin 
application of either party, be determined by the department agreement. 
of public utilities whose decision shall be final. The Boston Alterations not 
Elevated Railway Company shall have the same right to of operation of 
maintain and operate its structures as altered hereunder as Elevated 
it has to maintain and operate the existing structures. The Railway 
amounts paid for the acquisition of property and rights therein AcqXHion of 
of the Boston Elevated Railway Company and for alterations property, etc., 
in said elevated railway structures shall be considered as a Elevated 
part of the cost of the work authorized by this act. The said company 
laying out, widening, extension, re-location and construction and aitera- 
of said street or streets and the assessment of betterments structures to 
therefor shall be made in accordance with the provisions of 0031*^6*0°' 
chapter three hundred and ninety-three of the acts of nine- Laying out, 
teen hundred and six, as amended by chapter five hundred of'str'eets'n^nd' 
and thirty -six of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen assessment of 
and chapters seventy-nine and eighty of the General Laws, tob^madein 

Section 2. The treasurer of the city of Boston, without ScerTatn 
any other authority than that contained in this act, shall provisions of 
from time to time on request of the mayor, issue and sell at Qj^y treasurer 
public or private sale, bonds of the city to an amount not may issue and 
exceeding in the aggregate one million dollars, which shall be ^^ n s, e . 
inside or outside the statutory limit of indebtedness as the 
mayor shall determine. Each authorized issue of bonds shall 
constitute a separate loan. The bonds shall be designated on ^*^s4^t^" 
their face. City of Boston, Street Widening and Extension widening and 
Loan, Act of 1927, shall be in such form of coupon bonds, or Loan^Tc^of 
registered bonds without coupons, or coupon bonds exchange- 1*27. 
able for registered bonds, as the treasurer of the city shall 
determine; shall be for such terms, not exceeding fifteen 
years from the dates of issue, as the mayor and treasurer of 
the city shall determine; shall bear interest in accordance 
with the provisions of chapter fifty-two of the Special Acts of 



300 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 262. 



Proceeds of 
bonds to be 
held in city 
treasury. 



City treasurer 
may make 
temporary 
loan, etc. 



nineteen hundred and eighteen; and shall be payable by 
such annual payments as will extinguish the same at ma- 
turity, and so that the first of said annual payments on ac- 
count of any loan shall be made not later than one year after 
the date of the bonds issued therefor, and that the amount 
of said payments in any year on account of such loan shall 
not be less than the amount of the principal of the loan pay- 
able in any subsequent year. The said annual payments, 
together with the interest on the loan, shall, without further 
action, be assessed until the debt is extinguished. The 
treasurer of the city of Boston shall hold the proceeds of said 
bonds in the treasury of the city, and pay therefrom the costs 
and expenses incurred under the provisions of this act. Any 
premium received from the sale of said bonds, less the cost of 
preparing, issuing and selling the same, shall be applied to the 
payment of the principal of the first bond or bonds to mature. 
The city treasurer may, with the approval of the mayor, 
make a temporary loan for a period of not more than one 
year in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale 
of any issue of the said bonds, and may issue notes therefor, 
and such notes may be refunded by the issue of new notes 
maturing within the said year; but the period of the per- 
manent loan herein authorized shall not be extended by 
reason of the temporary loan. 

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

Approved April 18, 1927. 



G. L. 218, § 1, 
etc., amended. 



Chap. 262 An Act relative to sittings of the second district 

COURT of southern WORCESTER. 

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 hun- 
dred and twenty-one, by section one of chapter two hundred 
and forty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, by section one of chapter two hundred and twenty-nine 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four and by 
section one of chapter one hundred and fifty-nine of the acts 
of the current year, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word "Uxbridge" the first time it occurs in the one 
hundred and eighty-seventh line as printed in the General 
Laws the words : — , and at Northbridge in that part thereof 
called Whitinsville, — so that the paragraph contained in 
the one hundred and eighty-sixth and one hundred and 
eighty-seventh lines as printed as aforesaid will read as 
follows: — The second district court of southern Worcester, 
held at Blackstone and Uxbridge, and at Northbridge in that 
part thereof called Whitinsville; Blackstone, Uxbridge, 
Douglas, Northbridge and Millville. 

Section 2. The second district court of southern Worces- 
ter shall be held for criminal business in Uxbridge on Monday 
and Thursday, in Blackstone on Tuesday and Friday and in 



Second district 
court of 
southern 
Worcester, 
territorial 
jurisdiction 
and place of 
holding court. 
Time and 
place of hold- 
ing court for 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 263. 301 

» 

that part of Northbridge called Whitinsville on Wednesday criminal and 
and Saturday, and for civil business in said Whitinsville on iTess.'^'"'"^'' 
Saturday, in each week, except on legal holidays, and at such 
other times as may be fixed according to law. 

Section 3. So much of chapter two hundred and one of Certain in- 
the acts of eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and acts in proviaionaof 
amendment thereof and in addition thereto, as is inconsistent ''^^ repealed. 
herewith is hereby repealed. 

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

Approved April 18, 1927. 

An Act further extending the term of service of the Phf^j^ o«q 

SPECIAL commission ON THE NECESSARIES OF LIFE AND ^' 

VESTING IT WITH CERTAIN POWERS IN THE EVENT OF A 
FUEL EMERGENCY. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend Emergency 
to defeat its purpose, therefore it 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. The term of service of the special commission Special com- 
on the necessaries of life, appointed under chapter three hun- ™ece88ari°es of ^ 
dred and twenty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and We, term of 
twenty-one, as extended to May first, nineteen hundred and tended.^powers, 
twenty-three by section one of chapter three hundred and duties, etc. 
forty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, 
to May first, nineteen hundred and twenty-four by section 
one of chapter three hundred and twenty of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-three, to May first, nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-five by section one of chapter three hundred 
and twenty of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, 
and to May first, nineteen hundred and twenty-seven by 
section one of chapter two hundred and seventy-three of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby further 
extended to May first, nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, 
and during the term hereby extended the commission shall 
have all the powers and duties granted and imposed by sec- 
tions 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. Dur- 
ing said extended term the chairman of said commission shall 
have authority to act for the commission when the commis- 
sion 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 appropria- Unexpended 
tions heretofore made for the use of the commission are hereby balances of 
made available for the purposes of the commission during propriations 
the current fiscal year and the commission, from such bal- ^bierelc!*'' 
ances and from such additional appropriations not exceeding 
eleven thousand dollars as may be made by the general court, 



302 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 264. 



Annual report. 



Governor may 
designate said 
special com- 
mission to act 
as an emer- 
gency fuel 
administrator, 
etc. 



Certain pro- 
visions of 
Common- 
wealth 
Defence Act 
made oper- 
ative, etc. 
Effective date. 



may expend such sums as shall be approved by the governor 
and council. The commission shall report annually to the 
general court not later than the second Wednesday of 
January. 

Section 3. Whenever the governor shall determine that 
a fuel emergency exists, he may, with the approval of the 
council, by a writing signed by him, designate the aforesaid 
special commission to act as an emergency fuel administrator, 
which shall have with respect to fuel all the powers and 
authority granted 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 chapter three hundred and forty-two 
are hereby made operative until May first, nineteen hundred 
and twenty-nine to such extent as the provisions of this act 
may require. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect May first, nineteen 
hundred and twenty-seven. Approved April 18, 1927. 



Chap.264 An Act relative to printing and distributing the 

MANUAL FOR THE GENERAL COURT, 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would, in part, 
tend to defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to 
be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preserva- 
tion of the public convenience. 



G.L. 5, § 11, 
etc., amended. 



Manual for 
the general 
court, biennial 
preparation, 
distribution, 
etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter five of the General Laws, as amended in section 
eleven by chapter three hundred and nineteen of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-two and by section three of 
chapter four hundred and ninety-two of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-four, is hereby further amended by 
striking out said section eleven and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 11. The clerks of the two branches 
shall in every odd-numbered year prepare a manual for the 
general court, of which not more than ten thousand five 
hundred copies shall be printed under their direction. These 
copies shall be delivered to the state secretary and by him 
distributed, so far as the edition will permit, as follows: 

To the clerk of the senate, thirty; 

To the counsel to the senate, four; 

To the clerk of the house of representatives, thirty; 

To the counsel to the house of representatives, four; 

To each member of the general court, five, and upon 
written application an additional number, not exceeding 
twenty-five; 

To the assistant clerk of each branch of the general court, 
thirty ; 

To the state library, sixty; 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 265. 303 

To the governor, the lieutenant governor, the members of '^nem/co'^ t^*" 
the executive council, the private secretary to the governor, biennial prep- 
the attorney general and his assistants, the senators and trfbu'tion'I'etc. 
representatives in congress from the commonwealth, the 
justices, clerks and registers of courts, such assistant clerks 
of courts as the state secretary may designate, the reporter of 
decisions, district attorneys, county commissioners, county 
treasurers, registers of deeds, medical examiners, sheriffs, 
city and town clerks, institutions under the supervision of 
the state departments of correction, education, mental dis- 
eases, public health and public welfare. Harvard University 
and all incorporated colleges within the commonwealth, the 
Massachusetts Historical Society, the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society, the Boston Athenaeum, the American 
Antiquarian Society in Worcester, such free public libraries 
and branches thereof in the commonwealth as the state 
secretary may designate, and to such other free public 
libraries in the commonwealth making written application 
therefor, county law libraries, all incorporated law libraries in 
the commonwealth and branch libraries maintained by them, 
and to veteran organizations having headquarters in the 
state house, one, each; 

To associate and special justices, assistant clerks of courts 
not otherwise provided for, and to reporters entitled to the 
privileges of the reporters' gallery in either branch of the 
general court, upon written application, one, each; 

To each state department, board and commission, one, and 
upon written application an additional number, not exceeding 
five, for official use in such department, board or commis- 
sion; 

To the state secretary for distribution not otherwise pro- 
vided for, fifty; 

Three hundred copies to the sergeant-at-arms to be re- 
served under the direction of the clerks of both branches for 
the use of the general court at its next annual session and 
three hundred copies for the use of the next succeeding general 
court. 

After making the foregoing distribution or making pro- Saioat 
vision therefor, the state secretary shall place copies of the cente per "copy. 
manual on sale to the general public at twenty-five cents per 
copy. After December thirty-first of each even-numbered wHhou"ch°rge 
year copies of the manual remaining on hand may be dis- ^fter Dec. sist 
tributed by the state secretary without charge. numbered^'^" 

Approved April 18, 1927. y^^- 

An Act providing for biennial municipal elections Chap.2G5 

IN THE CITY OF NORTHAMPTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Municipal elections in the city of Northamp- Biennial 
ton for the choice of mayor, members of the city council, ^ection^^'in 
members of the school committee, city clerk, city treasurer, Z*'^Pj 

1 1 -11 i> /^i 1 T-i 1-1 1 1 Northampton 

trustees under the will oi Charles h. rorbes, secretary and for choice of 

certain officers. 



304 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 265. 



Terms of 
mayor, city 
council, city 
clerk, etc. 



Inauguration 
meeting. 



Appointments, 
etc. 



School com- 
mittee, 
election, 
terms, etc. 



Trustees 
under the will 
of Charles E. 
Forbes and 
secretary and 
treasurer of 
trustees of 
Forbes library, 
election, 
terms, etc. 



treasurer of the trustees of the Forbes library, elector under 
the Oliver Smith will and superintendents of Smith's agri- 
cultural school shall be held biennially commencing with the 
municipal election in the year nineteen hundred and twenty- 
seven. 

Section 2. At the biennial municipal election to be held 
in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-seven and at every 
biennial municipal election thereafter, the mayor, members 
of the city council, city clerk, city treasurer, elector under the 
Oliver Smith will and the superintendents of Smith's agri- 
cultural school shall be elected to serve for two years from 
the first Monday of January, or, in the case of said elector, 
from the first Wednesday of May, following their election 
and until their successors are qualified. The inauguration 
meeting of the city government shall be held on the first Mon- 
day of January following each biennial municipal election, 
or on the following day whenever said first Monday falls on a 
holiday. All appointments or elections provided to be made 
by the city council of said cit.y as soon after its organization 
as may be convenient shall, after the effective date of this 
act, be made as soon after the beginning of the municipal 
year as may be convenient. 

Section 3. At the biennial municipal election to be held 
in the year nineteen hundred and twenty -seven and at every 
biennial municipal election thereafter, except as otherwise 
provided in this section, all members of the school committee 
to be elected shall be chosen for terms of four years. The 
members of said committee elected in the year nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-five shall continue to hold office until the 
qualification of their successors who shall be elected at the 
biennial municipal election in the year nineteen hundred and 
twent3^-nine. At the biennial municipal election to be held 
in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-nine six 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, the members from the city at large shall be 
elected for terms of two years and the other four members 
for terms of four years. 

Section 4. At the biennial municipal election to be held 
in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-seven and at every 
biennial municipal election thereafter, all trustees under the 
will of Charles E. Forbes then to be elected and the secretary 
and treasurer of the trustees of the Forbes library if then to 
be elected shall be chosen for terms of four years from the first 
Monday of January following their election. The trustees 
under said will and the secretary and treasurer of the trustees 
of the Forbes library elected in the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five shall continue to hold office until the qualification 
of their successors who shall be elected at the biennial munic- 
ipal election in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-nine. 
The terms of office of the trustees under said will whose terms 
would expire under existing law on the first Wednesday of 
May in nineteen hundred and twenty-eight and nineteen 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 266. 305 

hundred and thirty, respectively, shall terminate on the first 
Monday of January in nineteen hundred and twenty-eight 
and nineteen hundred and thirty, respectively. The salary Salary of any 
of any official whose term of office is extended as aforesaid tSue^'e^ *'°'*' 
shall continue at the same rate as theretofore so long as he 
continues to serve during the period of such extension. 

Section 5. Such provisions of chapter two hundred and ^tl^^t^ ''^''?"' 
fifty of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-three, of sionsofiaw* 
chapter two hundred and eighty-nine of the acts of eighteen ''"p^^'^'^- 
hundred and ninety-three and of chapter one hundred and 
fifty-one of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen, 
and acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, as are 
inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed. 

Section 6. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to Submission to 
the qualified voters of said city at the annual city election '^'oters, etc. 
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 providing for biennial municipal elections 



Chap.2QQ 



in the city of Northampton', be accepted?" If a majority of 
the votes cast on said question are in the affirmative, this 
act shall thereupon take full effect; otherwise it shall be of 
no effect and the persons elected at said election to the various 
offices and positions mentioned in section one shall respec- 
tively hold office for the terms now provided by law. 

Approved April 18, 1927. 

An Act relative to the schoolhouse building commis- 
sion FOR the city of MEDFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The unpaid schoolhouse building commission schooihouse 
for the city of Medford shall, after the effective date of this building com- 

. » 1 1 1 I •! !• • • n mission for the 

act, consist oi the mayor and the building commissioner of "ty of Med- 
said city, ex officiis, and five citizens, qualified voters of said appointment^' 
city, who shall be appointed by the mayor for terms of three ^^'^'^^^ etc. 
years each, subject to the confirmation or rejection of the 
board of aldermen in the manner provided in section twenty- 
seven of chapter three hundred and forty-five of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and three, as amended by section three of 
chapter two hundred and fifty-two of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and six, except that any member of the commission 
on said effective date who was in office on March first of the 
current year shall continue to serve until the expiration of his 
term. Any appointive member of the commission may be Suspension 
suspended and removed as provided by said section twenty- ^"'^ removal, 
seven, as amended. The mayor shall make his nomination to Vacancy. 
fill a vacancy existing on said effective date within thirty 
days thereafter and to fill a vacancy occurring after said 
effective date within thirty days after its occurrence, and 
such nomination shall be subject to confirmation or rejection 
of the board of aldermen as in the case of an original appoint- 
ment. 



306 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 267. 



1921, 405. § 2, 
amended. 



May select 
land and 
approve plans 
for school 
buildings, etc. 



Approval of 
contracts by 
mayor. 



Certain incon- 
sistent provi- 
sions of law 
repealed. 

Submission to 
voters, etc. 



Section 2. Section two of chapter four hundred and five 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one is hereby 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following: — if 
they are first approved by the mayor, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 2. The commission is hereby authorized 
in the name and behalf of the city to select and purchase or 
take by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine of the 
General Laws land for school purposes, to determine and 
approve the plans of all school buildings hereafter to be 
erected, to order, plan and supervise the erection of all school 
buildings and all additions to and alterations in school build- 
ings, and shall have exclusive authority to execute all con- 
tracts pertaining to the same if they are first approved by the 
mayor. 

Section 3. So much of the provisions of section one of 
said chapter four hundred and five as is inconsistent herewith 
is hereby repealed. 

Section 4. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to 
the voters of said city at the biennial city election in the year 
nineteen hundred and twenty-eight in the form of the follow- 
ing 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-seven, entitled 
'An Act Relative to the Schoolhouse Building 
Commission for the City of Medford', be ac- 
cepted?" If a majority of the votes cast on said 
question are in the affirmative, this act shall thereupon take 
effect, but not otherwise. Approved April 18, 1927. 



YES. 




MO. 





Chap 



City of Lynn 
may take land, 
etc., construct 
bulkhead on 
flats, etc., for 
purpose of 
abatement of 
sewage 
nuisance on 
flats of Lynn 
harbor, and 
improvement 
of harbor for 
navigation and 
commerce. 
Specifications 
and location of 
bulkhead. 



.267 An Act providing for the abatement of the sewage 

nuisance on the flats of LYNN HARBOR AND THE 

improvement of said harbor for navigation and 
commerce. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of abating the nuisance 
caused by the accumulation of deposits of sewage sludge on 
the flats of Lynn harbor, and of improving the said harbor for 
navigation and commerce, the city of Lynn may acquire by 
purchase, or may take by eminent domain under chapter 
seventy-nine of the General Laws, such land and flats border- 
ing upon said harbor as may be necessary, and may construct 
a bulkhead on such flats and lands and / or upon flats already 
owned by said city, and / or upon flats owned by the common- 
wealth. The material and construction of said bulkhead shall 
be in accordance with such specifications as may be approved 
by the division of waterways and public lands of the depart- 
ment of public works, and its location shall be on or within 
the harbor line established for said harbor by chapter three 
hundred and thirteen of the acts of eighteen hundred and 
sixty-seven, or at such points outside said line as the said 
division may approve. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 268. 307 

Section 2. For the purposes of this act, the said city City of Lynn 
may borrow from time to time, within a period of five years b(MKis?etc. 
from the effective date of this act, such sums as may be neces- 
sary, not exceeding in the aggregate five hundred thousand 
dollars, and may issue bonds and notes therefor, which shall 
bear on their face the words, Lynn Harbor Improvement and p^pro^ement 
Nuisance Abatement Loan, Act of 1927. Each authorized and Nuisance 
issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be Loan? Act of 
paid in not more than ten years from their dates. Indebted- ^^^''• 
ness incurred under this act shall be within £he statutory 
limit and shall, except as herein provided, be subject to chap- 
ter forty-four of the General Laws. 

Section 3. Upon the completion of said bulkhead in a Dredging of . 

, 1 .1 • 1 !• • • X 1 J.' tide lands 

manner approved by the said division, or at such time or and flats con- 
times prior thereto as the division may determine, the said j^pog^g^of^^ 
city is hereby authorized to dredge the tide lands and flats sewage sludge, 
contaminated by deposits of sewage sludge, lying outside of ^ °' 
said bulkhead, to such depth as will insure the flowage of the 
same to a depth of not less than two feet at mean low tide. 
The said city is further authorized and directed to deposit S-X|d '°° °^ 
behind the said bulkhead the material so dredged, and the material, etc. 
said city shall cover said material with gravel or other suitable 
material in such manner as will effectively abate the nui- 
sance caused by the existence of sewage deposits in the ma- 
terial so deposited. 

Section 4. The title of the commonwealth to any flats Title of com- 
reclaimed and filled under the provisions of this act shall, reclaimed flats 
upon such reclamation and filling, vest in the city of Lynn ofLynn^"*"^ 
without payment to the commonwealth of any compensa- no compensa- 
tion for the same. Nor shall compensation for the dis- tion to com- 
placement of tide water under the provisions of this act be etc. 
required. 

Section 5. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to Submission to 
the voters of said city at the biennial 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 Providing for the Abate- 
ment of the Sewage Nuisance on the Flats of 
Lynn Harbor and the Improvement of said Har- 
bor for Navigation and Commerce', be accepted?" 

If a majority of the votes cast on said question are in the 
affirmative, this act shall thereupon take effect, but not 
otherwise. Approved April 18, 1927. 

An Act relative to bonds required of common carriers Chav.2QS 
OF passengers by motor vehicles and to orders, 

RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING SUCH CARRIERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and fifty-nine of the g.l. 159, mb, 
General Laws, as amended in section forty-six by section ^^^' "™^^'*^«*- 
seven of chapter three hundred and forty-six of the acts of 



YES. 




NO. 





308 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 268. 



Common 
carriers of 
passengers by 
motor vehicle, 
licensing, 
rules, regula- 
tions, etc. 



Licensees to 
deposit 
security by 
bond, etc., 
with state 
treasurer, con- 
ditioned to 
pay judgment 
for injury to 
person or 
property, etc. 



Suits on 
bonds. 



Licensees not 
to operate in 
case of can- 
cellation of 
policy or failure 
to renew bond. 
To furnish 
additional 
security if 
bond is deter- 
mined in- 
sufficient, etc. 



G. L. 159, § 47, 
etc., amended. 



Orders, rules 
and regula- 
tions by 
municipal 
authorities 
regulating 
common 
carriers of 
passengers by 
motor vehicles. 



nineteen hundred and twenty-five, and by section six of chap- 
ter three hundred and sixty-eight and section two of chapter 
three hundred and ninety-two, both of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-six, is hereby further amended bystriking 
out said section forty-six and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 46. No license shall be granted under 
the preceding section, except by the department acting as 
the licensing authority in a city or town, until orders, rules 
or regulations shall have been adopted by the licensing au- 
thority in the town where the vehicle is to be operated, and 
any such authority may make such orders, rules and regu- 
lations. No such motor vehicle shall be operated as afore- 
said until the licensee of the vehicle, in addition to com- 
pljang with all orders, rules and regulations of the licensing 
authority, shall have deposited with the state treasurer a 
bond running to him in such sum as the department may 
reasonably require, with a surety or sureties or other security 
approved by the state treasurer and by the department, con- 
ditioned to pay any final judgment obtained against the 
principal named in the bond for any injury to person or 
property or for damages for causing the death of any person 
by reason of any negligent or unlawful act, on the part of 
said principal, his or its agents, employees or drivers, in the 
use or operation of any such vehicle. Any person so injured 
or damaged, or his executor or administrator, or the executor 
or administrator of any person whose death was so caused, 
may enforce payment of such judgment by suit on said bond 
in the name of the state treasurer and in such suit the court 
may make any appropriate order for the application of any 
security deposited as aforesaid. If any liability insurance 
policy filed as security for any such bond, or any such bond 
with a surety company as surety, shall be cancelled or a 
renewal policy or bond is not filed prior to the expiration 
thereof, or if the state treasurer or the department at any 
time after notice and hearing shall determine that the 
sureties on any such bond or the security therefor is not 
sufficient, or if the department shall in its discretion de- 
termine and notify the licensee that a larger bond is re- 
quired, no such motor vehicle shall thereafter be operated 
until the licensee has furnished other or additional security 
approved by the state treasurer and by the department. 
No security other than as herein provided shall be required 
of any such licensee. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and fifty-nine, as 
amended in section forty-seven by chapter one hundred and 
seventy-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, 
is hereby further amended by striking out said section forty- 
seven and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 
47. After the adoption of any such order, rule or regulation, 
any person or corporation, operating such a motor vehicle, 
or a railway or railroad company operating a railway or 
railroad in such town, or any twenty residents of such town, 
may petition the department for the alteration, amendment 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 269. 309 

or revocation of such an order, rule or regulation, and for petition to 

the establishment of orders, rules or regulations to be there- public 'IJtmtiL 

after observed by persons and corporations operating such for alteration, 

motor vehicles upon any streets or ways in such town. 

Said department, upon such petition, after notice to the Department 

licensing authority and a hearing, may alter, amend or ^ders.*eTc.^**^'' 

revoke such an order, rule or regulation and establish in 

place thereof orders, rules and regulations thereafter to 

be observed in such town. Thereafter the department, fiteration"* 

upon its own initiative or upon petition of the mayor of etc., of orders, 

I . , J.1 1 J. J? 1 J. i? stc, established 

such city or the selectmen oi such town, or oi any person bydepart- 
or corporation, operating any such motor vehicle in such "'^°*' 
town, or of a railway or railroad company operating a 
railway or railroad in such town, or of any twenty residents 
thereof, after notice to the licensing authority of such town, 
may alter or amend any order, rule or regulation established 
by the department, or may adopt orders, rules and regu- 
lations in substitution thereof. Orders, rules and regulations Orders, etc., of 
prescribed by the department under this section shall not be nottubject*to 
subject to amendment or repeal by a town or by the li- etc®°b'"ioca'i 
censing authority thereof. Approved Aptril 18, 1927. authorities. 

An Act relative to municipal lighting plants. Chav.l^'Q 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and sixty-four of the General Laws «. L. lei, § 58, 
is hereby amended by striking out section fifty-eight and 
inserting in place thereof the following two sections : — 

Section 58. There shall be fixed schedules of prices for Prices for gas 
gas and electricity, which shall not be changed oftener than regulated"'^' ^ 
once in three months. Any change shall take effect on the 
first day of a month, and shall first be advertised in a news- 
paper, if any, published in the municipality^ No price in 
said schedules shall, without the written consent of the de- 
partment, be fixed at less than production cost as it may be 
defined from time to time by order of the department. 
Such schedules of prices shall be fixed to yield not more than 
eight per cent per annum on the cost of the plant, as it may 
be determined from time to time by order of the department, 
after the payment of all operating expenses, interest on the 
outstanding debt, the requirements of the serial debt or 
sinking fund established to meet said debt, and also de- 
preciation of the plant reckoned as provided in section fifty- 
seven, and losses; but any losses exceeding three per cent 
of the investment in the plant may be charged in succeeding 
years at not more than three per cent per annum. The 
gas and electricity used by the municipality for any purpose 
except street lighting shall be charged for in accordance 
with the prices in the fixed schedules. The gas and electricity 
used by the municipality for street lighting shall be charged 
for at a cost to be determined as follows: the sum of all 
operating expenses, interest on the outstanding debt, the 
requirements of the serial debt or sinking fund established to 



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Acts, 1927. — Chap. 270. 



Advance de- 
posit may be 
required from 
consumer. 
Interest, if 
retained longer 
than six 
months. 

Supply shut 
off upon 
failiire to pay. 

Removal of 
appliances for 
distribution 
after three 
months default 
in payment of 
arrears, etc. 



meet said debt, and also depreciation of the plant reckoned 
as provided in section fifty-seven, and losses, shall be the 
dividend; the kilowatt hours sold including those supplied 
for street lighting shall be the divisor, and the resulting 
quotient multiplied by the kilowatt hours supplied for street 
lighting shall be the cost to be charged to the municipality 
for street lighting. Section 58A. A sufficient deposit to 
secure the payment for gas or electricity for three months 
may be required in advance from any consumer, and if such 
advance deposit is retained for a longer period than six 
months, interest at the rate of four per cent per annum shall 
be paid annually to said consumer or credited to his account. 
The supply may be shut oif from any premises until all 
arrears for gas or electricity furnished thereon to such con- 
sumer shall have been paid. After three months default 
in the payment of such arrears, all appliances for distribu- 
tion belonging to the municipality on the premises may be 
removed and shall not be restored except on payment of all 
such arrears and the expenses of removal and restoration. 

Approved April 18, 1927. 



Chap.270 An Act to provide for establishing grades and stand- 
ards FOR FARM products. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Chapter ninety-four of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out sections one hundred and seventeen 
A to one hundred and seventeen F, inclusive, and the heading 
"Onions", inserted by section one of chapter four hundred 
and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
two, and inserting in place thereof under the heading "Farm 
Products", the six following sections: — Section 117 A. The 
commissioner of agriculture, in this and the five following 
sections called the commissioner, may establish and promul- 
gate official grades and standards for farm products, except 
apples and milk, produced within the commonwealth for the 
purposes of sale, and may from time to time amend or modify 
such grades and standards. Before establishing, amending 
or modifying any such grades or standards the commissioner 
shall hold public hearings in such places within the common- 
wealth as he shall deem proper. Notice of such hearings 
shall be advertised in a newspaper or newspapers of general 
circulation within the county where the hearing is to be held 
for three successive weeks prior thereto, and shall specify the 
date and place of each hearing and that it is to be held for the 
purpose of obtaining information with a view to establishing 
grades or standards for such farm products, if deemed advis- 
able. The commissioner may determine or design brands or 
labels for identifying such farm products packed in accord- 
ance with official grades and standards established as afore- 
said, and may cause to be printed said brands or labels and 
may dispose of the same at reasonable prices. A written 
application to the commissioner requesting permission to use 



G. L. 94, 
§5 117A to 
117F, in- 
clusive, etc., 
amended. 



Commissioner 
of agriculture 
may establish 
grades and 
standards for 
farm products, 
except, etc. 



Public 
hearings. 



Notice and 
publication of 
hearings. 



Brands or 
labels for 
identification 
of farm 
products. 
Printing and 
sale by 

commissioner. 
Condition for 
use. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 270. 311 

said brands or labels and a written authorization thereof by 
the commissioner or a duly authorized assistant shall be a 
condition precedent to the use of such brands or labels. The Revocation or 
commissioner may revoke or suspend the right to use such righfto'u8e°* 
brands or labels determined as aforesaid whenever it appears brands or 
on investigation and after a subsequent hearing before said 
commissioner or authorized assistant that such brands or 
labels have been used to identify such farm products not in 
fact conforming to the grade or standard indicated. Section Publication of 
117 B. Upon the establishment of such grades or standards establishment 
and upon the proper determination of brands or labels, all in of grades, etc. 
accordance with the provisions of section one hundred and 
seventeen A, notice thereof shall be published for three suc- 
cessive weeks in three newspapers stating the grades and 
standards so established and the brands or labels so deter- 
mined, and the date on which such establishment or determi- 
nation is to take effect. The commissioner shall distribute pistnbution of 
information relative to the grades and standards so estab- ^'^^°"»^t'°^' 
lished and the brands or labels so determined. Section 117C. Unlawful use 
After notice of the establishment of grades or standards and ifbeis."'^^ ""^ 
the determination of brands or labels as provided in section 
one hundred and seventeen B, it shall be unlawful to use a 
brand or label determined as aforesaid to identify such farm 
products as being of a grade or standard established as afore- 
said unless such products are in fact of the grade or standard 
so established or before the authorization of the use of, or 
after the revocation or during suspension of the right to use, 
such brand or label, by the commissioner. Any violation of Penalty for 
this section shall be punished for a first offence by a fine of not 
more than fifty dollars and for a subsequent offence by a fine 
of not more than two hundred dollars. Whoever obstructs or Penalty for 
hinders the commissioner or any of his assistants in the per- obstruction, 
formance of his duties under sections one hundred and seven- 
teen A to one hundred and seventeen F, inclusive, shall be 
punished by a fine of not less than ten nor more than one 
hundred dollars. Section 117D. The commissioner may inspection of 
employ inspectors to inspect such farm products marked, ^^^"^ products, 
branded or labelled in accordance with official grades or 
standards established and promulgated by the commissioner, 
for the purpose of determining and certifying the quality and 
condition thereof and other material facts relative thereto. 
Certificates issued in pursuance of such inspection and exe- issuance and 
cuted by the inspector shall state the date and place of in- certificate. 
spection, the grade, standard, condition, and approximate 
quality of the farm products inspected and any other per- 
tinent facts that the commissioner may require. Such a Certificates 
certificate and all federal certificates relative to the condition J° ^^ p""*?** 

,. p'lff 1 111, • n ' ., facie evidence, 

or quahty oi said farm products shall be prima facie evidence etc. 
in all courts of the commonwealth of the facts required as 
aforesaid to be stated therein. Section 117E. The commis- Raiesand 
sioner may prescribe rules and regulations for carrying out regulations. 
the purposes of sections one hundred and seventeen A to one 
hundred and seventeen F, inclusive, including the fixing of 



312 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 271. 



Powers of 
commissioner. 



fees for inspections. Section 117F. The commissioner, in 
person or by deputy, shall have free access at all reasonable 
hours to any building or other place wherein it is reasonably 
believed that farm products marked, branded or labelled in 
accordance with official grades or standards established and 
promulgated by the commissioner are being marketed or held 
for commercial purposes. He shall also have power in person 
or by deputy to open any bags, crates, or other containers 
containing said farm products and examine the contents 
thereof, and ma}', upon tendering the market price, take 
samples therefrom. Approved April 18, 1927. 



Chap. 



1920, 405, § 5, 
amended. 



Town of 
Marshfield 
may borrow 
additional 
money for 
water supply 
purposes. 

Town of 
Marshfield 
Water Loan, 
Act of 1920. 



1920, 405. S 7, 
amended. 

May take 
properties, 
etc., of cer- 
tain water 
companies. 



271 An Act authorizing the town of marshfield to borrow 
additional money for water supply purposes and 
relative to the acquisition by said town of the 
franchises and property of certain water companies. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section five of chapter four hundred and 
five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word "time" in the fourth 
line the words: — , before January first, nineteen hundred 
and thirty-two, — and by striking out, in the fifth line, the 
words "three hundred and fifty" and inserting in place 
thereof the words: — six hundred, — so as to read as follows: 
— Section 5. Said town may, for the purpose of paying the 
necessary expenses and liabilities incurred or to be incurred 
under the provisions of this act, issue from time to time, 
before January first, nineteen hundred and thirty-two, bonds 
or notes to an amount not exceeding in the aggregate six 
hundred thousand dollars; such bonds or notes shall bear on 
their face the words. Town of Marshfield Water Loan, Act of 
1920, shall be payable at the expiration of periods not exceed- 
ing thirty years from the date of issue, shall bear such rates 
of interest, payable semi-annually, as the treasurer of the 
town and the selectmen shall determine, and shall be signed 
by the treasurer of the town and be countersigned by the 
selectmen. Said town may sell such securities at public or 
private sale upon such terms and conditions as it may deem 
proper but they shall not be sold for less than their par value. 

Section 2. Said chapter four hundred and five is hereby 
amended by striking out section seven and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 7. The town may for the 
purposes aforesaid take by eminent domain or acquire by 
purchase or otherwise the properties, rights, franchises and 
all other rights appurtenant to the business of water supply 
of the following water companies: the Brant Rock Water 
Company, in the manner provided in chapter one hundred 
and seventy-four of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety, 
the Humarock Beach Water Company, in the manner pro- 
vided in chapter six hundred and eighty-five of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, the Marshfield Water Com- 
pany, in the manner provided in chapter six hundred and 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 272, 273. 313 

thirteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen, and 
the Fieldston Water Company, in the manner provided in 
chapter two hundred and fifty-seven of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three. Upon acquiring the franchise and ^^""f ''''"'^'' 
property of said Brant Rock Water Company, the town of franchises and 
Marshfield may construct and maintain water works and irant'^R?ck 
exercise all of the privileges given in this act within the terri- ^^^v^and"'' 
tory covered by the franchise of said Brant Rock Water iiumarock 
Company in the town of Duxbury; and upon acquiring the company, ^"^ 
franchise and property of said Humarock Beach Water Com- g°ns't™ct'and 
pany, the said town of Marshfield may construct and main- maintain 
tain water works and exercise all of the privileges given in ^tc.^'^""^ ' 
this act within the territory covered by the franchise of said 
Humarock Beach Water Company in the town of Scituate. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by a majority of the voters of the town of Marshfield present ^° "^' ^ "' 
and voting thereon at a town meeting called for the purpose 
within three years after its passage; but the number of meet- 
ings 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 this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 18, 1927. 



An Act providing for the transfer to the metropolitan (JJiqj) 272 
district commission of the care, custody and control 
of lands of the city of boston known as w'est rox- 
bury parkway between weld street and centre 

STREET. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The care, custody and control of lands of the Care, custody 
city of Boston, between Weld street and Centre street in fa^nds'of m°ty° 
said city, acquired by the park commissioners of said city by ^^^^^*°" ^gg^ 
an order of taking dated October twenty-second, eighteen Roxbury 
hundred and ninety-four, are hereby transferred to the metro- betweMfweid 
politan district commission, which shall have over said lands ^^^d P^'^rans- 
all the powers conferred upon it by chapter ninety-two of the ferred to 
General Laws relative to the control and maintenance of district°com- 
reservations. mission. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Submission to 
ance by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the etc^ counci , 
provisions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance Proviso. 
occurs during the current year. Approved April 18, 1927. 

An Act relative to the removal of snow and ice from (JJ^qjj 273 
state highways. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter eighty-one of the General Laws, as amended in g. l. si, § i9, 
section nineteen by section one of chapter four hundred and ^^^■' ^i^ended. 
eighty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, 
is hereby further amended by striking out said section nine- 



314 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 274. 



Towns to have 
police juris- 
diction over 
state high- 
ways. 
To notify 
division of 
highways of 
defects, etc. 



Removal of 
snow and ice 
by division. 

Written notice 
to division by 
towns upon 
failure to keep 
highway clear 
of ice, etc. 
Annual certi6- 
cation to state 
treasurer of 
expenditures 
incurred in 
each town. 
Reimburse- 
ment to state. 



Repayment of 
excess ex- 
penditures to 
cities and 
towns elect- 
ing to keep 
highways 
clear of ice, 
etc. 



Exemptions. 



teen and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 
19. A town shall have police jurisdiction over all state high- 
ways within its limits. It shall forthwith give written notice 
to the division or its employees of any defect or want of repair 
in such highways; but it may make necessary temporary 
repairs of a state highway without the approval of the 
division. 

The division shall at the expense of the commonwealth 
keep such state highways or parts thereof as it may select 
sufficiently clear of snow and ice to be reasonably safe for 
travel; and the town in which any such state highway or 
part thereof lies shall forthwith give written notice to the 
division or its employees of any failure to keep such highway 
or part thereof clear of ice and snow as aforesaid. The divi- 
sion shall annually in January certify to the state treasurer 
the amount of expenditures incurred in each town during the 
preceding year for keeping such state highways or parts 
thereof clear of ice and snow as aforesaid. One half the 
amount of such expenditures, not exceeding fifty dollars per 
mile in towns with a valuation of less than two million dol- 
lars, not exceeding seventy-five dollars per mile in towns with 
a valuation of two million dollars and less than five million 
dollars and not exceeding one hundred dollars per mile in 
cities and towns with a valuation of five million dollars or 
over, shall be made a part of the state tax for such cities and 
tow^ns, respectively. If a city or town elects to keep any 
such state highways or parts thereof clear of ice and snow as 
aforesaid upon terms and prices agreed upon by it and the 
division and under the direction of the division, the division 
shall repay to it, from the annual appropriation for state 
highways, the amount expended thei-efor in excess of the 
amount which such city or town would have been required to 
repay in case such expenditures had been made by the 
division. The division may, upon petition, exempt any 
town from the whole or any part of any payment required 
hereunder, if in its judgment it would prove an undue burden. 

Approved April 18, 1927. 



Chap. 27 A An Act to regulate the sale of agricultural seeds. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



G. L. 94, § 1, 
etc., amended. 



" Agricultural 
seeds" or 
"agricultural 
seed", defini- 
tion. 



Section 1. Section one of chapter ninety -four of the 
General Law^s, as amended by chapter one hundred and 
seventeen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, 
is hereby further amended by adding at the end thereof the 
following: — 

"Agricultural seeds" or "agricultural seed", in sections 
two hundred and sixty-one A to two hundred and sixty-one 
L, inclusive, the seeds of Canada Blue grass, Kentucky Blue 
grass, Brome grass, fescues, millets, tall meadow oat grass, 
orchard grass, red top, Bent grasses, Italian rye-grass, peren- 
nial rye-grass, sorghum, Sudan grass, timothy, alfalfa. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 274. 315 

alsike clover, red clover, white clover, Canada field peas, 
cowpeas, soybeans, vetches, and other grasses and forage 
plants, buckwheat, flax, rape, barley, field corn, oats, rye, 
wheat, and other cereals, mangels, onions and vegetables 
which are sold, offered or exposed for sale within this com- 
monwealth for use for seeding purposes therein. 

"Noxious weed seeds", in sections two hundred and "Noxious ^ 
sixty-one A to two hundred and sixty-one L, inclusive, the definition, 
seeds of quack grass (Agropyron Repens), Canada thistle 
(Cirsium Arvense), dodder species (Cuscuta Spp.) and wild 
mustard (Brassica Arvensis). 

"Weed seeds", in sections two hundred and sixty-one A "Weed seeds", 
to two hundred and sixty-one L, inclusive, all seeds other 
than agricultural seeds as defined in this section. 

"Inert matter", in sections two hundred and sixty-one A "^"^''*„ 
to two hundred and sixty-one L, inclusive, all foreign matter definition, 
other than seeds. 

"Lot", in sections two hundred and sixty-one A to two "Lot", defini- 
hundred and sixty-one L, inclusive, contents of any con- *'°'^- 
tainer, open or sealed, from which or in which agricultural 
seeds are sold, offered or exposed for sale. 

Section 2. Said chapter ninety-four is hereby further g. l. 94, 
amended by inserting after section two hundred and sixty- g^fioL^after 
one, under the heading "Agricultural Seeds", the following §261. 
twelve new sections: — 

Section 261 A. Every lot of agricultural seeds of ten Agricultural 
pounds or more, except as otherwise provided in sections two lo'^unffs^or" 
hundred and sixty-one B to two hundred and sixty-one L, more, except 
inclusive, shall have affixed thereto, in a conspicuous place, §§ 26iB'to 
on the exterior of the container of such agricultural seeds, a ^^o^e^^^' 
plainly written or printed tag or label in the English language, 
stating : 

(a) The commonly accepted name of such agricultural 
seeds. 

(b) The approximate percentage, by weight, of purity; ^ 
meaning, the freedom of such agricultural seeds from inert 
matter and from other seeds distinguishable by their ap- 
pearance. 

(c) The approximate total percentage, by weight, of weed 
seeds. 

(d) The name and approximate number per ounce of 
each kind of noxious weed seeds, which are present, singly 
or collectively, as follows: (1) in excess of one seed in each 
five grams of seeds of grasses, alfalfa and clovers; (2) in 
excess of one seed in each twenty-five grams of millets, rape, 
Sudan grass and other seeds of similar size not specified in 
subdivision (1) or (3) of this paragraph; (3) in excess of one 
seed in each hundred grams of wheat, oats, rye, barley, 
buckwheat, vetches, soybeans, cowpeas and other seeds as 
large or larger than wheat. 

(e) The approximate percentage of germination of such 
agricultural seed together with the month and year said seed 
was tested. 



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Acts, 1927. — Chap. 274. 



Mixtures of 
agricultural 
seeds of ten 
pounds or 
more, con- 
taining not 
more than 
two kinds of 
such seeds 
present in 
excess of 5% 
by weight of 
each kind, 
label, contents. 



Mixtures of 
agricultural 
seeds except 
as specified 
in 261B, 
label, con- 
tents. 



Vegetable 
seeds, label, 
contents. 



Agricultural 
seeds or mix- 
tures thereof, 
"not tested" 
label, contents. 



(f) Name and address of the vendor of such agricultural 
seed. 

Section 261 B. Mixtures of agricultural seeds of ten 
pounds or more which contain not more than two kinds of 
such seeds which are present in excess of five per cent by 
weight of each kind, shall have affixed thereto, in a con- 
spicuous place on the exterior of the container of such mixture 
of seeds, a plainly written or printed tag or label, in the 
English language, stating: 

(a) That such seed is a mixture. 

(b) The name and approximate percentage by weight of 
each kind of agricultural seed present in such mixture in 
excess of five per cent by weight of the total mixture. 

(c) Approximate total percentage by weight of weed seeds. 

(d) The name and approximate number per ounce of 
noxious weed seeds which are present singly or collectively in 
excess of one seed in each fifteen grams of such mixture. 

(e) Approximate percentage of germination of each kind 
of agricultural seed present in such mixture in excess of five 
per cent by weight, together with the month and year said 
seed was tested. 

(f) Name and address of the vendor of such mixture. 
Section 26 IC. Mixtures of agricultural seeds, except as 

specified in section two hundred and sixty-one B, shall have 
affixed thereto in a conspicuous place on the exterior of the 
container of such mixture a plainly written or printed tag 
or label in the English language stating: 

(a) That such seed is a mixture. 

(b) The name of each kind of agricultural seed which is 
present in excess of five per cent or more by weight of the 
total mixture. 

(c) The approximate total percentage by weight of weed 
seeds. 

(d) The approximate percentage by weight of inert matter. 

(e) The name and approximate number per ounce of each 
kind of noxious weed seeds which are present singly or 
collectively in excess of one seed in each fifteen grams of 
such mixture. 

(f) Name and address of the vendor of such mixture. 
Section 261 D. Every lot of vegetable seeds shall have 

affixed thereto in a conspicuous place on the exterior of the 
container a plainly written or printed tag or label in the 
English language stating: 

(a) The kind of seed and variety. 

(b) Name and address of the vendor of such vegetable 
seeds. 

Section 261 E. Agricultural seeds or mixtures thereof 
may be marked "not tested" and seeds so marked or labelled 
shall have affixed thereto in a conspicuous place on the 
exterior of the container of each lot of such "not tested" 
seeds, a plainly written or printed tag or label in the English 
language stating: 

(a) That such seed is "not tested". 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 274. 317 

(b) The name and address of the vendor of such "not 
tested" seeds. 

Section 261 F. Asrricultural seeds or mixtures thereof shall Agricultural 

, p , .. p-xiiii seeds or mix- 

be exempt irom the provisions oi sections two hundred and tures thereof, 

sixty-one A to two hundred and sixty-one L, inclusive: f^omm-tain* 

(a) When sold to merchants to be recleaned before being provisions of 
sold or exposed for sale for use for seeding purposes. 

(b) When in storage for the purpose of recleaning or not 
possessed, sold or offered for sale for use for seeding purposes 
within the commonwealth. 

Section 261 G. The commissioner of agriculture and his Enforcement 
duly authorized assistants shall have authority to enforce and'prosecu- 
sections two hundred and sixty-one A to two hundred and tion of vioia- 
sixty-one L, inclusive, and to prosecute all violations thereof, commissioner. 
Before any prosecution is begun by said commissioner or 
any of his duly authorized assistants, the parties concerned 
shall be given an opportunity to be heard before said com- 
missioner or a person designated by him for such purpose. 
The parties concerned shall be given reasonable notice of Hearing, 
the hearing, specifying the day, hour and place thereof, and 
accompanied by a description of the alleged violation. 

Section 261 H. The commissioner of agriculture, either in Commis- 
person or by his assistants, shall have free access at all laveVree'' ' *° 
reasonable hours to each building or other place where agri- access to places 
cultural seeds or mixtures thereof are stored, sold or offered TuituraUeeds, 
or exposed for sale for the purpose of inspection of such gtored'^^etc 
seeds and, upon tendering the market price, may take samples Taking of 
of such agricultural seeds or mixtures thereof for tests and |n"iyg®i| ^etc 
analyses. Such samples shall be thoroughly mixed and two 
official samples taken therefrom; each official sample shall 
be securely sealed. One of these official samples shall be 
held by the commissioner or his authorized agent at the 
disposal of the person named on the label as the vendor of 
the agricultural seed sampled, for six months after the 
results of the analysis have been reported as provided in the 
following section, and the other sample retained by said 
commissioner or agent for analysis. 

Section 2611. The commissioner of agriculture shall Commis- 

1 11 1 -PI 1 sioner to 

cause such tests and analyses as he may specify to be made cause 

of samples collected under the preceding section in order to beVade,*^etc. 

determine the quality of the seeds contained in such samples. 

To enable said commissioner to determine the trueness to Field tests. 

type or variety of vegetable and other seeds he shall provide 

that field tests be made of such samples of seeds as he may 

designate and may publish the results of all such tests and Publication of 

analyses as are made in accordance with the provisions of 

this section. 

Section 261J. The word "approximate" as used in sec- Word"ap- 
tions two hundred and sixty-one A to two hundred and to°be'defined 
sixty-one L, inclusive, shall be defined in rules and regu- bycom- 
lations promulgated by the commissioner of agriculture. 

Section 261 K. Any person residing or doing business in Submission to 
this commonwealth shall have the privilege of submitting ofTgdcuiturai 



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seeds for test 
and analysis. 



Fee, disposi- 
tion. 



Penalty. 



Effective date. 



to the commissioner of agriculture samples of agricultural 
seeds for test and analysis, subject to such rules and regu- 
lations as may be adopted by said commissioner, including 
a reasonable charge or fee for such test and analysis. Re- 
ceipts under this section shall be paid into the treasury of 
the commonwealth. 

Section 261 L. Whoever sells, offers or exposes for sale, 
any lot of agricultural seeds, or mixtures of agricultural 
seeds, without complying with the requirements of sections 
two hundred and sixty-one A to two hundred and sixty-one 
K, inclusive, or falsely marks or labels such agricultural 
seeds or mixtures thereof or vegetable seeds, or impedes, 
obstructs or hinders the commissioner of agriculture or any 
of his duly authorized agents in the discharge of the au- 
thority or duties conferred or imposed by any provision of 
said sections, shall be punished by a fine of not more than 
five hundred dollars. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect on November 
first, nineteen hundred and twenty-seven. 

Approved April IS, 1927. 



G. L. 23, § 4. 
etc., amended. 



Chap. 27b An Act relative to the number of inspectors in the 

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES QUALIFIED IN 
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section four of chapter twenty-three of the General Laws, 
as amended by section three of chapter three hundred and six 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, by chapter 
one hundred and ninety-six of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-two and by section one of chapter two hundred 
and fifty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four, is hereby further amended by striking out, in the 
fifteenth line, the words "Four inspectors" and inserting in 
place thereof the words: — Such number of inspectors as 
the commissioner may deem necessary, — so as to read 
as follows : — Section \. The commissioner, assistant com- 
missioner and associate commissioners may, with the ap- 
proval of the governor and council, appoint, and fix the 
salaries of, not more than five directors, and may, with like 
approval, remove them. One of 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 employ, for 
periods not exceeding ninety days, such experts as may be 
necessary to assist the department in the performance of 
any duty imposed upon it by law, and such employment 
shall be exempt from chapter thirty-one. Except as other- 
wise provided in section eleven, the commissioner may 
employ and remove such inspectors, investigators, clerks 
and other assistants as the work of the department may 
require, and fix their compensation. Such number of in- 
spectors as the commissioner may deem necessary shall be 



Department 
of labor and 
industries, 
directors, ap- 
pointment, 
salaries, etc. 



Experts. 



Inspectors, 
investigators, 
clerks, etc. 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 276, 277. 319 

men who, before their employment as such, have had at 
least three years' experience as building construction work- 
men. The commissioner may require that certain in- 
spectors in the department, not more than seven in number, 
shall be persons qualified by training and experience in 
matters relating to health and sanitation. 

Approved April 18, 1927. 



An Act to provide for indeterminate licenses for com- (J}iaj),27Q 

MON CARRIERS OF PASSENGERS BY MOTOR VEHICLES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section forty-five of chapter one hundred and fifty-nine g. l. 159, § 45, 
of the General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter ^^'^■' anae'»<i«<i- 
two hundred and eighty of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five and by chapter one hundred and sixty-three 
and section one of chapter three hundred and ninety-two, 
both of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is 
hereby further amended by adding at the end thereof the 
following new paragraph : — All licenses hereafter granted by Licenses for 
the several licensing authorities under this section shall calr^rsof 
remain in force and effect until revoked as hereinafter pro- PfotoJ'^ehicies 
vided. After public notice and hearing, the licensing au- to remain in 
thority may, for good and sufficient reasons to be stated in revoked, etc. 
the order therefor, revoke such a license, but unless within Revocation 
thirty days after any such order of revocation, except one authorityretc. 
issued by the department or by the metropolitan district invalid until 
commission acting as such licensing authority, the licensee department'^of 
consents thereto in writing, such order shall not be valid P"j^^'^,'^*'^^tl!f' 

1111 !• IT.- 1 unless licensee 

until approved by the department after pubnc notice and consents in 
a hearing. Approved April 18, 1927. ^thmthirty 

days after 

■ ~ — revocation, 

except, etc. 

An Act relative to the expenses of medical examiners phnr) 277 

IN the county OF SUFFOLK AND ESTABLISHING FEES FOR ^' 

THE ATTENDANCE OF CERTAIN MEDICAL EXAMINERS AND 
ASSOCIATE MEDICAL EXAMINERS AS WITNESSES AT IN- 
QUESTS AND IN CERTAIN CRIMINAL CASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter thirty-eight of the General Laws, as g. l. 38, § 5, 
amended in section five by section one of chapter four hun- ^^^ • a'»^"<^®*^- 
dred and thirty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-three and by section one of chapter two hundred 
of the acts of the current year, is hereby further amended by 
striking out said section five and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 5. In Suffolk county each medical ^fners'*''' 
examiner shall receive from the county a salary of six thou- salaries and 
sand dollars, and each associate medical examiner a salary sv&Tik 
of one thousand dollars; but if either associate serves in county. 
any year more than two months, he shall for such additional 
service be paid at the same rate, and the amount so paid 
shall be deducted from the salary of the medical examiner 



320 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 278. 



Fees in other 
counties. 



at whose request he so serves. The medical examiners for 
said county shall be provided with rooms suitably furnished 
for the performance of their duties, the rent, furnishing and 
office equipment of which shall be paid for by said county 
upon approval of the mayor of Boston. Each of said 
medical examiners may, in the name of the county, contract 
such bills for clerical service, postage, stationery, printing, 
telephone, traveling, and for such other incidental expenses 
as may in his opinion be necessarj'^ for the proper performance 
of his duty, to an amount not exceeding eighty-five hundred 
dollars in any one year; and each associate may so contract 
bills for the said purposes to an amount not exceeding one 
thousand dollars in any one year; and all such bills shall be 
paid by said county, upon a certificate by the contracting 
examiner that they were necessarily incurred in the per- 
formance of his duty, and upon the approval of the auditor 
of Boston, as provided in section nineteen, and of the mayor. 
Medical examiners and associate medical examiners in other 
counties shall receive fees as follows: For a view without an 
autopsy, seven dollars; for a view and an autopsy, thirty 
dollars; and for travel, ten cents a mile to and from the 
place of view; for attendance as a witness at inquests or in 
criminal cases in district courts, five dollars for each day 
of such attendance, and for travel, ten cents a mile to and 
from the place where such inquest or court trial is held. 

Section 2. The provisions of this act relative to the 
salaries of medical examiners and associate medical ex- 
aminers in Suffolk county shall be operative only in case 
the provisions of section one of chapter two hundred of the 
acts of the current year are accepted by vote of the city 
council of the city of Boston during said year. 

Approved April 18, 1927. 



Operation of 
provisions of 
act relative to 
salaries of 
medical 
examiners, 
etc., in Suffolk 
county, con- 
ditioned upon 
acceptance of 
1927, 200, § 1, 
by Boston city 
council, etc. 

Chap. 278 An Act establishing a standard for ice cream and 

REGULATING ITS MANUFACTURE AND SALE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter ninety-four of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out sections sixty -four and sixty- 
five and inserting in place thereof the following eight sec- 
tions: — Section 64- For the purposes of sections sixty- 
four to sixty-five F, inclusive, ice cream is hereby defined to 
be the frozen product of cream, milk or skimmed milk, or 
any combination thereof, or of milk products, with sugar, 
and with or without the addition of pure gelatine or vegetable 
gums. Such product shall contain not less than ten per cent 
of milk fat and not less than eighteen and five tenths per 
cent of total milk solids; provided, that if eggs, fruit, fruit 
juices, cocoa, chocolate or nuts are added thereto, such prod- 
uct shall contain not less than eight per cent of milk fat and 
not less than sixteen and five tenths per cent of total milk 
solids. Section 65. Ice cream shall be deemed to be adul- 
terated: — 



G. L. 94, 

§§ 64 and 65, 
amended. 

Ice cream, 
definition. 



Standard for 
ice cream. 



Proviso. 



When 

deemed to be 
adulterated. 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 278. 321 

First, If it contains saccharin or any preservative, mineral 
or other substance or compound deleterious to health; pro- 
vided, that this clause shall not be construed to prohibit the 
use of harmless coloring matter when not used for fraudulent 
purposes; 

Second, If it contains any fats, other than milk fat or egg 
fat, or any oils or paraffin added to, blended with or com- 
pounded with it; provided, that chocolate ice cream and the 
coating of coated ice cream may contain cocoa butter; 

Third, If it is made in whole or in part from, or contains, 
ice cream which for any reason is unfit for food. Section 65 A. ^^dslfe^^^^ 
No person, himself or by his servant or agent, shall ice cream 

(a) manufacture, sell or offer or expose for sale, or have in ^^^^ 
possession with intent to sell or offer or expose for sale, under 
the name of "ice cream" any substance not conforming to 
the provisions of the two preceding sections or adulterated 
within the meaning of the preceding section; 

(b) sell or offer or expose for sale, or have in possession 
with intent to sell or offer or expose for sale, ice cream in a 
container which is falsely labelled or branded as to the name 
or address of the manufacturer of such ice cream, or an imi- 
tation of or substitute for ice cream under a coined or trade 
name which does not identify its true character; 

(c) sell ice cream from a container or a compartment of a 
cabinet or fountain, which contains any article of food, other 
than ice cream or an imitation or substitute for ice cream 
offered for sale under a coined or trade name which plainly 
identifies its true character; 

(d) handle ice cream or coated ice cream in unclean, 
unsanitary or unhealthful premises or in an unclean, un- 
sanitary or unhealthful manner; 

(e) use or lend, borrow, hire or lease for use any ice cream 
can, tub, jacket or other container for any other purpose than 
the handling, storing or shipping therein of ice cream; 

(f) engage in the business of manufacturing ice cream 
without a license so to do from the board of health of the 

town where such business is or is to be located. Section 65 B. ^'"^^^gations 
Local boards of health may grant to suitable applicants forms, etc. 
therefor licenses to manufacture ice cream. Applications for 
such licenses shall be made upon forms prescribed by the 
department of public health. No license shall be granted focaiToards'^ 
hereunder until after inspection and approval by such local of premises, etc. 
board of the premises wherein the business so licensed is to 
be carried on. Each license so granted shall, unless sooner Expiration of 
revoked, expire on April thirtieth following its issue, and gtc®'^^^' ^^' 
the fee therefor shall be one dollar. Any such license may be Revocation, 
revoked at any time, for cause and after a hearing, by the 
local board which granted it. Section 65C. No person Employment 
engaged in the business of manufacturing or selling ice cream affecTed with 
shall knowingly employ therein any person affected with any j°"^^'°"gtg 
contagious, infectious or other disease or physical ailment prohibited. ' 
which may render such employment detrimental to the pub- 
lic health, or any person who refuses to submit to the exami- 



322 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 279. 



Physical 
examination 
of employees, 
etc. 



Enforcement 
of provisions. 



Rules and 
regulations. 

Penalty. 



G. L. 94, new 
section before 
§ 186. 

Certain sections 
not applicable 
to ice cream. 



nation referred to in section sixty-five D. Section G5D. The 
commissioner of public health, or local boards of health 
within their respective jurisdictions, may require any person 
intending to work, or working, in an establishment engaged 
wholly or in part in the business of manufacturing or selling 
ice cream and whose duties actually pertain to such manu- 
facture or sale, to submit to thorough physical examination 
to ascertain whether he is afilicted with any contagious, in- 
fectious or other disease or physical ailment which might 
render such employment detrimental to the public health. 
Such examination shall be made by a physician duly regis- 
tered and licensed to practice in the commonwealth, and 
shall be made without charge to the person examined and 
at the expense of the department of public health or local 
board making it. Any person so examined may have his 
physician present at the examination. Section 65E. The 
department of public health, and local boards of health within 
their respective jurisdictions, shall enforce the provisions of 
sections sixty-four to sixty-five F, inclusive, and may make 
rules and regulations consistent with said provisions. Sec- 
tion 6oF. Whoever violates any provision of sections sixty- 
four to sixty-five E, inclusive, or of any rule or regulation 
made thereunder, shall be punished by a fine of not less than 
fifteen nor more than five hundred dollars, or by imprison- 
ment for not more than six months. 

Section 2. Said chapter ninety-four is hereby further 
amended by inserting before section one hundred and eighty- 
six the following new section: — Section 185 A. Sections one 
hundred and eighty-six to one hundred and ninety-five, 
inclusive, shall not apply to ice cream. 

Approved April 18, 1927. 



Chap. 21^ An Act authorizing the city of beverly to compensate 

THE MEMBERS OF ITS BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 



1910, 542, § 13, 
amended. 



Powers and 
liabilities of 
board of 
aldermen of 
city of 
Beverly. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirteen of chapter five hundred and 
forty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and ten is hereby 
amended by striking out the second sentence and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — Its members shall receive 
in full compensation for their services as members of the board 
of aldermen, or of any committee thereof, such salary as 
may be established by ordinance, but not exceeding three 
hundred dollars per annum for each member, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 13. The board of aldermen shall, 
so far as is consistent with this act, have and exercise all the 
legislative power of towns and of the inhabitants thereof, 
and shall have and exercise all the powers now vested by 
law in the city of Beverly and in the inhabitants thereof as a 
municipal corporation, and shall have all the powers and be 
subject to all the liabilities of city councils and of either 
branch thereof, and it may by ordinance prescribe the man- 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 280. 323 

ner in which such powers shall be exercised. Its members Compensation, 
shall receive in full compensation for their services as mem- 
bers of the board of aldermen, or of any committee thereof, 
such salary as may be established by ordinance, but not 
exceeding three hundred dollars per annum for each mem- 
ber. Sessions of the board whether as a board of aldermen Sessions to be 
or as a committee of the whole shall be open to the public, ^^ ^"'' ®*°" 
and a journal of its proceedings shall be kept, which journal 
shall be subject to public inspection. The vote of the 
board upon any question shall be taken by roll call when the 
same is requested by at least three members. Nothing 
herein shall prevent the board, by special vote, from holding 
private sittings for the consideration of nominations by the 
mayor. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance Submission to 
to the voters of the city of Beverly 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 authorizing the city of 
Beverly to compensate the members of its board of alder- 
men', be accepted?" If a majority of the votes cast on 
said question are in the affirmative, this act shall take effect 
on January first, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, other- 
wise it shall have no effect. Approved April 18, 1927. 

An Act regulating the extinguishment and prevention nhfj^ 280 

OF FOREST FIRES. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. Section fourteen of chapter forty-eight of g. l. 48§i4. 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out all ^"^^'^ ^ 
after the word "marshal" in the fourth line, so as to 
read as follows: — Section I4. The preceding section shall Exceptions to 
not apply to fires which may be set, maintained or increased setting fires in 
within said metropolitan district in accordance with regu- op^^i^'r. 
lations and methods approved by the state fire marshal. 

Section 2. Said chapter forty-eight is hereby further o. l. 48, § 15, 
amended by striking out section fifteen and inserting in amended. 
place thereof the following: — Section 15. The forester. Arrest with- 
the state fire warden or any duly authorized assistant, the persrns"iiiegaiiy 
forest warden in a town or the official performing the duties setting, etc.. 
of a forest warden in a city, or any duly appointed deputy 
forest warden, the director of the division of fisheries and 
game, a fish and game warden or a deputy fish and game 
warden may arrest without warrant any person found in 
the act of setting, maintaining or increasing a fire in viola- 
tion of sections thirteen and fourteen. They shall take Prevention of 
precautions to prevent the progress of forest fires, or the im- foTitTr^, etc. 
proper kindling thereof, and upon the discovery of any such 
fire shall immediately require the necessary assistance in 
accordance with section ten, the provisions of which and 



324 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 281. 



G. L. 48, § 24, 
etc., amended. 



State forester 
to take 
charge when 
forest fire gets 
beyond con- 
trol, etc 
Expenditures 
to be divided 
equally be- 
tween town 
and state, etc. 



Repeal. 



of sections eleven and twelve are hereby made applicable 
in such case, and shall notify the local forest warden. 

Section 3. Section twenty-four of said chapter forty- 
eight, as amended by chapter two hundred and fourteen of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby 
further amended by adding at the end thereof the following: 
— In the event of a forest fire getting beyond the control 
of a local forest warden, the forester or his assistant may take 
entire charge of the extinguishment of such fire and engage 
all help and equipment necessary therefor. All expenses 
thereby incurred in a town wherein a fire occurs after the 
forester has so taken charge shall be divided equally be- 
tween such town and the commonwealth. The expenses 
aforesaid shall be paid by the commonwealth upon presenta- 
tion of pay rolls and vouchers approved in such manner as 
the forester shall direct. One half of any sums so paid 
shall be assessed and collected as a part of the state tax of 
such town. 

Section 4. Section nine of chapter one hundred and 
thirty of the General Laws is hereby repealed. 

Approved April 18, 1927. 



Chap.281 An Act providing for the filling of certain vacancies 
IN the municipal council of the city of attleboro 

BY election by SAID COUNCIL. 



1914, 680, § 9, 
amended. 



Filling of 
vacancy in 
office of mayor 
of city of 
Attleboro. 



Filling of 
vacancy in 
municipal 
council, etc., 
by election by 
said council, 
etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section nine of chapter six hundred and 
eighty of the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby 
amended by striking out, in the tenth to thirteenth lines, 
inclusive, the words "the municipal council shall cause a 
new election to be held to fill the vacancy: provided, however, 
that if the vacancy occurs within six months of the mu- 
nicipal election," — and by striking out, in the fifteenth 
line, the word "year" and inserting in place thereof the 
word: — election, — so as to read as follows: — Section 9. 
If it shall appear that there is no choice of mayor, or if the 
person elected to that office shall refuse to accept the office, 
or shall die before qualifying, or if a vacancy in the office 
occurs, the president of the municipal council, or, in the 
event of his disability, the president pro tempore shall be- 
come acting mayor until the next municipal election. If the 
full number of members of the municipal council then re- 
quired to be chosen shall not be elected at the annual mu- 
nicipal election, or if a vacancy in the office of a member 
thereof shall occur, the municipal council may by majority 
vote elect any qualified person to membership in the council 
to serve until the next municipal election. If vacancies 
occur in any other elective office not specifically provided 
for in this act, the municipal council shall by majority vote 
elect some qualified person to fill such vacancy until the 
jiext municipal election. 



Acts, 1927. — Chaps. 282, 283. 325 

Section 2. For the purpose only of being submitted ^"unicfpai" *° 
for acceptance as hereinafter provided, this act shall take council, etc. 
effect upon its passage. It shall take full effect upon its 
acceptance by vote of the municipal council of the city of 
Attleboro, subject to the provisions of its charter; provided, Proviso. 
that such acceptance occurs during the current year. This Applicable to 
act shall apply to any vacancy existing on the date of such Tng on'daTeoV 
acceptance. Approved April 18, 1927. acceptance. 

An Act extending further the duration of a law Chav.282 

PROVIDING FOR THE TRIAL OR DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN 
CRIMINAL CASES BY DISTRICT COURT JUDGES SITTING IN THE 
SUPERIOR COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter four hundred and sixty-nine of the acts of nine- 1923, 469, § 5, 
teen hundred and twenty-three, as amended by chapter four ®*°- ^.mended, 
hundred and eighty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and i^^as'to °^ 
twenty-four and by chapter two hundred and eighty-five of trial, etc., of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby fur- crimiMi 
ther amended by striking out section five and inserting in trfcTco^l'^' 
place thereof the following: — Section 5. This act shall not judges sitting 
be operative after July first, nineteen hundred and twenty- court^e""'^ 
eight. Approved April 18, 1927. ^^^^^<^- 

An Act to provide for the reconstruction of a bridge Qfidy 283 

AND ITS approaches OVER THE CHARLES RIVER IN THE "* 

CITY OF NEWTON AND THE TOWN OF WELLESLEY. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to Emergency 
defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an preamble. 
emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Subject to the provisions of this act, the The metro- 
metropolitan district commission, hereinafter referred to as commiBion"*'*' 
the commission, shall lay out and construct a bridge and the may construct 
highway approaches thereto, over the Charles river at Wales approaches 
street in the city of Newton and at Walnut street in the town ri^®/r?n city' 
of Wellesley, and in connection therewith may lay out, alter, of Newton 
prescribe and specify the bridge and highway approaches Weiiesiey, etc. 
thereto in said city and in said town, for a distance not ex- 
ceeding five hundred feet on each side, measured from the 
abutments of the bridge; provided, that the plans for the Proviso, 
highway and the bridge shall first be approved by the board 
of aldermen of said city and by the board of selectmen of said 
town. 

Section 2. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions May acquire 
of this act, the commission may acquire by purchase, or by 'ands, etc. 
eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine of the General 
Laws, lands, rights and easements therein, such acquisition 



326 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 283. 



May convey, 
without cost 
to city or 
town, neces- 
sary lands, 
etc. 



Limitation of 
expenses. 



Apportion- 
ment of cost. 



Assessment 
and collection 
by state 
treasurer, etc. 



Cost of work 
to be paid by 
state treasuier, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



No payment 
unless work 
can be com- 
pleted at 
certain cost, 
except, etc. 
Commission 
to determine 
whether work 
can be com- 
pleted within 
limit of cost. 
Certification 
to state 
treasurer if 
work cannot 
be completed, 
etc. 

Refund of 
difference of 
amount paid 
for cost of 
work and for 
engineering 
expenses. 



to be in the name of the city or town in which the lands, 
rights and easements lie. 

Section 3. The commission, in the name of the metro- 
politan parks district, is hereby authorized to convey without 
cost to said city or town any lands or rights, easements or 
interests in land therein under the control of the commission 
as part of said district that may be needed for carrying out the 
said plans. 

Section 4. To meet the expenses authorized by this act 
the commission may expend a sura not exceeding fifty thou- 
sand dollars. 

Section 5. The cost of carrying out the purposes of this 
act provided in sections one and two hereof, including the 
expenses of the commission shall be met in the following pro- 
portions: twenty-five per cent by the town of Wellesley, 
twenty-five per cent by the county commissioners of Norfolk 
county, twelve and one half per cent by the county commis- 
sioners of Middlesex county and thirty-seven and one half 
per cent by the city of Newton. As soon as may be after 
this act takes effect, the state treasurer shall assess upon 
and collect from the said political subdivisions above named 
their proportionate shares of said sum of fifty thousand 
dollars. The sums of money paid by the city of Newton and 
the toAvn of Wellesley shall be appropriated from revenue to 
be derived from the assessment and collection of the tax levy 
for the year nineteen hundred and twenty-seven. The sums 
of money to be paid by each of said counties shall be paid 
from the appropriation made for said county for highways, 
bridges and land damages for the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty-seven. The cost of carrying out the work provided for 
in sections one and two as certified to the state treasurer by 
the commission shall be paid by the state treasurer out of the 
money so received into the state treasury from said counties, 
city and town; provided, that the commission shall not begin 
the work provided for by this act until the state treasurer has 
certified to it that the said sum of fifty thousand dollars is 
in the state treasury and is available for the purposes of this 
act. No payment, except for engineering services, shall be 
made or obligation incurred under this act unless and until 
it has been determined as hereinafter provided that the work 
provided for hereby can be completed at a cost not exceeding 
fifty thousand dollars. The commission shall determine 
within six months of the effective date of this act whether 
or not said work can be completed within said limit of cost, 
and if it determines that said work cannot be so completed 
it shall certify to the state treasurer such fact and also the 
amount expended by it for engineering services in connection 
with said work. The state treasurer shall thereupon refund 
to said political subdivisions the difference between the 
aggregate amount paid in by them toward the cost of said 
work and the amount paid for said engineering services, in 
proportion to the amounts so paid in by them, respectively. 
Upon completion of said work, the commission shall certify 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 284. 327 

to the state treasurer the total cost thereof and within thirty Upon compie- 
days from said certification the state treasurer shall refund certification to 
to said political subdivisions the difl'erence between the oftotaUosT' 
aggregate amount paid in by them and the actual cost as so etc. 
certified, in proportion to the amounts so paid in by them, dif^rence^e- 
respectively. t^^en 

Section 6. Upon the completion of the said bridge and amoMtpaid 
its approaches the control and maintenance of the same shall l^^^^^^^^^ 
vest in the city of Newton and the town of Wellesley and the control, etc.. 
expenses and maintenance thereof shall be borne by the said °esUnlnd° 
city and town, respectively, in the same manner as the main- expenses, etc.. 
tenance of the superseded structures. Newton and 

Approved April 20, 1927. Weiiesiey. 



An Act relative to the requirements for the formation Chap. 2^4: 

AND LICENSING OF MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANIES AND 
FURTHER REGULATING THE TRANSACTION OF BUSINESS BY 
SUCH COMPANIES. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend Emergency 

11.. • • 1 1 1 1 1 1 preamble. 

to defeat its purpose, it is hereby declared an emergency law, 
necessary for the immediate preservation of the public con- 
venience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and sevent^^-five of ^c.^ameAded^.' 
the General Laws, as amended in section ninety-three by 
section thirty of chapter four hundred and eighty-six of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one and by 
section nine of chapter two hundred and sixty-seven of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby further 
amended by striking out said section ninety-three and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: — Section 93. No Restrictions 
policy shall be issued by a mutual company formed to of policies by 
transact business under any one or more of the several j^^jj^^^go^I 
subdivisions of the sixth clause of section forty-seven until panics. 
it has secured applications for insurance on risks in the 
commonwealth the premiums on which shall amount to 
not less than one hundred thousand dollars and it has 
satisfied the commissioner that such premiums have been 
actually paid to it in full in cash, nor, if it proposes to trans- 
act business under subdivision (e) of said clause, until it has 
made arrangements satisfactory to the commissioner, by 
reinsurance, as provided in section twenty, to protect it 
from extraordinary losses caused by any one disaster. 

The liability of any policy holder in such a company to Liability of 
pay his proportionate part of any assessments which may fn such com" 
be laid by the company, in accordance with law and his panics. 
contract, on account of losses and expenses incurred while 
he was a member, shall continue so long as there are out- 
standing any obligations incurred while he was such a 
member. 



328 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 284. 



G. L. 175, § 5, 
amended. 

Revocation or 
suspension of 
licenses issued 
to foreign 
insurance 
companies, 
etc. 



Written notice 
to company of 
revocation or 
suspension, 
etc. 
Proviso. 



Serving of 
notice, etc. 



Affidavit of 
commissioner 
to be prima 
facie evidence, 
etc. 

Publication of 
notice, etc. 



Company not 
to make con- 
tracts, etc., 
until license is 
restored. 



Aggrieved 
company may 
petition 



Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-five 
is hereby further amended by striking out section five and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 5. If the 
commissioner is satisfied, upon examination or other evi- 
dence submitted to him, that any foreign company is in- 
solvent or is in an unsound financial condition, or that its 
business policies or methods are unsound or improper, or 
that its condition or management is such as to render its 
further transaction of business hazardous to the public or 
its policy holders, or that it is transacting business fraudu- 
lently, or that its officers or agents have refused to submit 
to an examination under section four or to perform any 
legal obligation relative thereto or that the amount of its 
funds, net cash or contingent assets is deficient or that its 
capital stock or deposit or guaranty capital is impaired, as 
set forth in section twenty-three A, or that such capital 
stock, deposit or guaranty capital has been reduced below 
the amount required by section one hundred and fifty-one, 
he shall revoke the license issued to said company under 
section one hundred and fifty-one and the licenses issued to 
all of its agents under section one hundred and sixty-three; 
or, if he is satisfied, as aforesaid, that any foreign company 
has violated any provision of law or has failed to comply 
with its charter, he may revoke such licenses or suspend 
them for a period not exceeding the unexpired terms thereof. 
He shall give written notice to the company specifying the 
date on which such revocation or suspension shall be effective, 
the term of any such suspension and the ground for such 
revocation or suspension; provided, that if the ground for 
revocation or suspension is that the company has violated 
any provision of law or has failed to comply with its charter, 
the effective date of such revocation or suspension shall 
be not less than ten days from the date of issue of said 
notice, and the particulars of such violation or failure to 
comply with its charter shall be specified in said notice. 
Such notice may be served by registered mail, sent postage 
prepaid, addressed to the company at its last home office 
address or, in the case of a company described in section 
one hundred and fifty-five, to its resident manager in the 
United States at his last address, appearing on the records 
of the commissioner. An affidavit of the commissioner, in 
such form as he may prescribe, or of anyone authorized by 
him to give such notice, appended to a copy thereof, that 
such notice has been mailed as aforesaid shall be prima 
facie evidence that such notice has been duly given. He 
shall also cause notice of such revocation or suspension to 
be published in such manner as he may deem necessary for 
the protection of the public. Such company or its agents 
shall not make any contracts, or issue any policies, of in- 
surance in the commonwealth after such revocation or 
suspension is effective nor until its license is restored by the 
commissioner. A company aggrieved by a revocation or 
suspension of its license hereunder, may withiu ten days 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 284. 329 

from the effective date of such revocation or suspension file supreme 
a petition in the supreme judicial court for the county of for Suffolk"'^*^ 
Suffolk for a review of such action of the commissioner, revie^i^ 
The court shall summarily hear and determine the question action of com- 
whether the ground for revocation or suspension specified Orde'ror 
in the notice of the commissioner exists and may make any decree by 
appropriate order or decree. If the order or decree is ad- Appeal to full 
verse to the petitioning company it may within ten days court, if ad- 
therefrom appeal to the full court; and in case of such an Revocation o 
appeal the revocation or suspension of the license of the suspension to 
said company shall continue in full force until the final de- pending deter-^ 
termination of the question by the full court, unless vacated "T/*'""!' 

11 • • 1 • 1 1 p ^ 1 unless, etc. 

by the commissioner during the pendency oi such appeal. 

Section 3. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-five, g. l. 175, § e. 
as amended in section six by section three of chapter one ^tc., amended, 
hundred and fifty-four and section one of chapter two hun- 
dred and sixty-seven, both of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five, and by section two of chapter one hundred 
and fourteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, 
is hereby further amended by striking out said section six 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 6. Domestic 
If it appears to the commissioner that the capital of a othl?1^han 
domestic stock company other than a life company is im- good^Waked 
paired to the extent of one quarter or more on the basis capital. 
fixed by sections ten to twelve, inclusive, but that the com- 
pany can with safety to the public and its policy holders be 
permitted to continue to transact business, he shall notify 
the company in writing that its capital is legally subject to 
be made good as provided in section sixty-nine. If such a injunction 
company other than a life company shall not within three when^^utho 
months after receiving such notice satisfy the commissioner ized. 
that it has fully made good its capital or reduced it as pro- 
vided in section sevent^^-one, or, if he is satisfied that any 
domestic company is insolvent or in an unsound financial 
condition, or that its business policies or methods are un- 
sound or improper, or that its condition or management is 
such as to render its further transaction of business hazardous 
to the public or to its policy holders or creditors, or that it 
is transacting business fraudulently or that it or its officers 
or agents have refused to submit to an examination under 
section four or seventy-three, or that it has attempted or is 
attempting to compromise with its creditors on the ground 
that it is financially unable to pay its claims in full, or that, 
when its assets are less than its liabilities, inclusive of un- 
earned premiums but exclusive of capital, if any, it has 
attempted or is attempting to the disadvantage of policy 
holders who have sustained losses to prefer or, has preferred, 
by reinsurance, policy holders who have sustained no losses, 
he shall, or, if he is satisfied that any domestic company has 
exceeded its powers or has violated any provision of law, or 
that the amount of its funds, insurance in force or premiums 
or number of risks is deficient or that its guaranty capital 
under section ninety B is impaired, as set forth in sections 



330 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 284. 



Temporary 
injunction. 

Permanent, 
after full hear- 
ing, etc. 



G. L. 175, § 11, 
amended. 



Computation 
of assets and 
liabilities of 
insurance 
companies. 



G. L. 175, 
§ 23A, etc., 
amended. 



Certain 
insurance 
companies to 
notify com- 
missioner of 
impairment of 
capital stock, 
reduction of 
assets below 
required 
amount, 
insufficiency 
of funds, etc. 



twenty-three, seventy-four, ninety-three D and one hundred 
and sixteen, he may, apply to the supreme judicial court for 
an injunction restraining it in whole or in part from further 
proceeding with its business. The court may issue a tem- 
porary injunction forthwith and may after a full hearing 
make the injunction permanent and may appoint one or 
more receivers to take possession of the property and effects 
of the company and to settle its affairs, subject to such rules 
and orders as the court may prescribe. 

Section 4. Section eleven of said chapter one hundred 
and seventy-five is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "stock" in the fifth line the words: — and including, 
in the case of a mutual company with a guaranty capital, 
such guaranty capital, — so that the first paragraph will read 
as follows: — Section 11. Beside the reserve provided for 
in the two preceding sections he shall, except as provided 
in the following section, charge to each company as a liability 
all unpaid losses and claims for losses, and all other debts 
and liabilities, including in the case of a stock company its 
capital stock and including, in the case of a mutual com- 
pany with a guaranty capital, such guaranty capital. He 
shall allow to the credit of a company in the account of its 
financial condition only such assets as are available for the 
payment of losses in this commonwealth, including all assets 
deposited with officers of other states or countries for the 
security of the policy holders of such company; but no 
holding or parcel of real estate shall be given a higher value 
than would be adequate to yield at three per cent annual 
interest the average amount of its net rental for three years 
next preceding, except that if a company shows to his 
satisfaction that the actual value of any of its real estate is 
greater than the value so ascertained, then the actual value 
of the said real estate as determined by the commissioner 
shall be allowed. 

Section 5. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-five 
is hereby further amended by striking out section twenty- 
three A, as inserted by section two of chapter one hundred 
and fifty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
five and as amended by section two of chapter two hundred 
and sixty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
five and by chapter five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-six, and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 23 A. Every stock company, every foreign company 
described in section one hundred and fifty-five and every 
mutual company having a guaranty capital, other than a 
life company, shall forthwith notify the commissioner in 
writing in such form and detail as he may require of any 
impairment of its capital stock or deposit or guaranty 
capital, respectively, on the basis fixed by sections ten to 
twelve, inclusive. Every foreign mutual company, other 
than life, whose net cash assets or contingent assets become 
less than the amount required of said company by section 
one hundred and fifty-one, every domestic mutual company 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 284. 331 

whose amount of insurance or premiums in force or number 
of risks on its books become less than the amount or number 
required of said company by section seventy-four, ninety 
A, ninety-two, ninety-three, ninety-three A or ninety- 
three B, every mutual company which levies an assessment 
on its members, and every life company whose actual funds, 
exclusive of its capital, if any, are not of a net cash value 
equal to its liabilities, including the net value of its policies, 
computed by the rules of valuation established by sections 
nine to twelve, inclusive, shall forthwith notify the com- 
missioner in writing as aforesaid to that effect. 

Every foreign company shall forthwith notify the com- Foreign 
missioner in writing as aforesaid of any change of its corpo- companies to 
rate name, of the location of its home or principal office or nqtify com- 
of the amount of its paid-up capital stock or guaranty or changes in 
deposit capital, and of any amendments to its charter or ofoffice""**^'"" 
articles of incorporation relative to the classes of business it g™°}"j* ?l ^ 
may transact and, in case of a foreign company described or guaranty 
in section one hundred and fifty-five, of any change of its capitai°^etc. 
resident manager in the United States, or of the trustees, if 
any, appointed under section one hundred and fifty-six, or 
of the location of his or their principal office. Every foreign Filing of 
company shall, within thirty days after the filing of any menfs^sett^ng' 
such notice, or within such further time as the commissioner forth changes, 
may allow, file with him duly certified documents executed 
and authenticated in a manner satisfactory to the com- 
missioner setting forth any such change or amendment, 
other than a change of the location of its office or that of its 
resident manager or trustees. 

Section 6. Section forty-seven of said chapter one g. l. 175, § 47, 
hundred and seventy-five, as amended by chapter one hun- ®**'' amended. 
dred and ninety-eight, section one of chapter two hundred 
and fifteen and section three of chapter two hundred and 
seventy-seven, all of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one, by section three of chapter two hundred and 
sixty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five 
and by chapter forty-nine and section one of chapter fifty- 
three, both of the acts of the current year, is hereby further 
amended by striking out clause Sixth and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Sixth, To insure (a) any person Purposes of 
against bodily injury or death by accident, or (6) any person o^Mrtain^in- 
against loss or damage on account of the bodily injury or sura,nce com- 
death by accident of any person, or against damage caused 
by teams, automobiles or other vehicles, except rolling stock 
of railways, to the property of another, for which loss or 
damage such person is liable, or (c) against loss or damage 
to, or loss of use of, motor vehicles designed to operate on 
land, their fittings and contents, whether such vehicles are 
being operated or not, and wherever the same may be, 
resulting from collision or accident, except loss or damage 
by fire or lightning or while being transported in any con- 
veyance by land or water, (d) to make insurance upon the 
health of individuals, or (e) to insure the payment of work- 



332 



Acts, 1927. — Chap. 284. 



G. L. 175, 
§ 48A, etc, 
amended. 



Mutual 

insurance 

companies, 

formation, 

kinds of 

business. 



G. L. 175, § 54, 
clauses (c) 
and (e), 
amended. 



Kinds of busi- 
ness which 
may be com- 
bined by 
certain 
mutual in- 
surance 
companies. 
Proviso. 
Same subject. 



ProvisoB. 



men's compensation benefits under chapter one hundred 
and fifty-two. 

Section 7. Said chapter one hundred and seventy-five 
is hereby further amended by striking out section forty-eight 
A, as inserted by section six of chapter four hundred and 
six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four and as 
amended by section four of chapter two hundred and sixty- 
seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section J^SA. 
Ten or more persons, residents of this commonwealth, may 
form a mutual company (a) to transact the business set forth 
in any one of the clauses of section forty-seven, except the 
eleventh, fourteenth or fifteenth; (6) to transact the business 
set forth in the first and eighth clauses; (c) to transact the 
business set forth in the first and second or in the first, second 
and eighth clauses; or {d) to transact the business set forth 
in any two or more of the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, 
ninth, tenth, twelfth and thirteenth clauses thereof. 

Section 8. Section fifty-four of said chapter one hun- 
dred and seventy-five, as amended by chapter one hundred 
and fifty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, by section two of chapter two hundred and ninety- 
eight and section six of chapter four hundred and fifty, both 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, and by 
section five of chapter two hundred and sixty-seven of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby 'further 
amended by striking out clauses (c) and (e) and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — (c) The sixth, excepting sub- 
division (e) thereof, if authorized to transact life insurance, 
whether or not it has a capital stock, provided it has net 
cash assets over all liabilities, computed on the basis fixed 
by sections nine to twelve, inclusive, of not less than four 
hundred thousand dollars. 

(e) Any one or more of the fourth, fifth, sixth, sevent