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Full text of "Acts and resolves passed by the General Court"


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ACTS 

Approved by the People, November 4, 1930 
(Chapters 427 and 428, Acts of 1930) 

AND 

ACTS AND RESOLVES 



PASSED BY THE 



(iencral dfourt of |llajjfjacIutHett!i 

IN THE YEAR 

1931 

TOGETHER WITH 

RETURNS OF VOTES UPON QUESTIONS SUBMITTED TO VOTERS 
TABLES SHOWING CHANGES IN THE STATUTES, ETC. 



PDBLISHBD BY THE 

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 




BOSTON 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING COMPANY 

1931 



Chapter 427. 

®I|p Qlfltttmnnm^altlj nf HaHsarliuBPttB 



In the Year One Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty. 



An Act to repeal section two a of chapter one hun- Chav 427 

DRED and thirty-eight OF THE GENERAL LAWS, INSERTED 
BY CHAPTER THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY OF THE ACTS 
OF NINETEEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY-THREE. 

Be it enacted hy the People, and by their authority: 

Chapter one hundred and thirty-eight of the General ^- I'^^H^' ^ '^^' 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out section two A, in- 
serted by chapter three hundred and seventy of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 

Office of the Secretary, Boston, December 3, 1930. 

I hereby certify that the foregoing law entitled "An Act Certificate of 
to repeal Section Two A of Chapter One Hundred and fs^'to Ip^rota'i 
Thirty-eight of the General Laws, inserted by Chapter by\^he'p^pie. 
Three Hundred and Seventy of the Acts of Nineteen Hun- 
dred and Twenty-three" was approved by the People at 
the State Election held on November 4, 1930, pursuant to 
the provisions of Article XLVIH of the Amendments to the 
Constitution. 

F. W. COOK, 
Secretary of the Commonwealth. 



Chapter 428. 



In the Year One Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty. 



ChapA28 An Act to amend chapter one hundred and thirty-one 

OF THE GENERAL LAWS. 

Be it enacted by the People, and hy their authority: 

"^otVonlf'tT^ Chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the General Laws 
§ 59. is hereby amended by inserting after section fifty-nine the 

Penalty for use followins; ucw section : — Section 59 A. Whoever uses, sets 

of certain traps • , ■ x j.1, J • r it, j. r 

or maintains any trap or other device tor the capture of 
fur-bearing animals which is Hkely to cause continued suffer- 
ing to an animal caught therein, and which is not designed 
to kill such animal at once or to take it alive unhurt, shall 
be fined fifty dollars for each offense; but this section shall 
not apply to traps or other devices for protection against 
vermin if set or maintained not more than fifty yards from 
any building or cultivated plot of land to the use of which 
the presence of vermin may be detrimental. 



for capture of 

fur-bearing 

animals. 



Exception. 



Certificate of 
state secretary 
as to approval 
of the law 
by the people. 



Office of the Secretary, Boston, December 3, 1930. 

I hereby certify that the foregoing law entitled "An Act 
to amend Chapter One Hundred and Thirty-one of the 
General Laws" was approved by the People at the State 
Election held on November 4, 1930, pursuant to the pro- 
visions of Article XLVHI of the Amendments to the Con- 
stitution. 

F. W. COOK, 
Secretary of the Commonwealth. 



ACTS AND RESOLVES 

OF 

M AS S ACHUSETTS 

1931 



^^^^ The General Court, which was chosen November 4, 1930, assembled 
on Wednesday, the seventh day of Januarj'-, 1931, for its first annual 
session. 

The oaths of office were taken and subscribed by His Excellency Joseph 
B. Ely and His Honor William Sterling Youxgman on Thursday, the 
eighth day of January, in the presence of the two Houses assembled in 
convention. 



ACTS. 



An Act making appropriations for the employment of 
additional persons as a measure of relief during 
the present unemployment emergency. 

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

Section 1. To provide for the employment of addi- 
tional labor and other personal services as a measure of 
relief- during the present emergency caused by unemploy- 
ment, the sums set forth in section two, for the several 
purposes and subject to the conditions therein specified, are 
hereby appropriated from the general fund or revenue of 
the commonwealth unless some other source of revenue is 
expressed, subject to the provisions of law regulating the 
disbursement of public funds and the approval thereof. 



Chap. 



Appropriations 
for the employ- 
ment of addi- 
tional persons 
as a measure 
of relief during 
the present 
unemployment 
emergency. 



Section 2. 



Service of the State Quartermaster. 



For repairs and improvements of armories of the first 
class as a part of the maintenance thereof, a sum 
not exceeding thirty thousand dollars . 

For repairs and improvements of Camp Curtis Guild 
rifle range as a part of the maintenance thereof, a 
sum not exceeding two thousand dollars 



State 
Quartermaster. 



$30,000 00 



2,000 00 



Service of the State Library. 

For cleaning books in the state library, a sum not 
exceeding fifteen hundred dollars 



1,500 00 



state Library. 



Service of the Superintendent of Buildings. 

D For repairs and improvements in the state house, a 
sum not exceeding thirty-two hundred dollars 

Service of the Department of Conservation. 

E For thinning trees and otherwise improving forest 
lands owned by the commonwealth, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred and three thousand dollars 

F For improvements at fish hatcheries and game 
farms, a sum not exceeding eighty-seven hundred 
dollars ........ 

Service of the Department of Education. 

G For cleaning and improving an auxiliary source of 
water supply at the Bridgewater normal school, a 
sum not exceeding three thousand dollars 

H For digging ditches on land of the Hyannis normal 
school, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars 



Superintendent 
3,200 00 °^ B""dings. 



Department of 
Conservation. 



103,000 00 



8,700 00 



Department of 
Education. 

3,000 00 Bridgewater 

normal school. 

500 00 Hyannis 

normal school. 



8 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 1. 



Massachusetts 

Agricultural 

College. 



For building a shed for lumber storage at the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars .... $2,500 00 

For cutting timber and other work in the forest of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College, a sum not 
exceeding fifteen hundred dollars . . . 1,500 00 



Division of 
Civil Service. 



Service of the Division of Civil Service. 

K For temporary clerk for the division of civil service, 
a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars . 



3,000 00 



Department 
of Mental 
Diseases. 

Foxborough 
state hospital. 

Worcester 
state hospital. 



M 



Services of Department of Mental Diseases. 

For services of workmen necessary to complete the 
renovation of Ward C at the Foxborough state 
hospital, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 
dollars ........ 

For services of workmen necessary to complete two 
officers' cottages at the Worcester state hospital, 
a sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars . 



7,000 00 
7,000 00 



Department ]sj 

of Correction. 



Service of the Department of Correction. 

For repairs and improvements at the reformatory for 
women, a sum not exceeding thirty-five hundred 
dollars ........ 



3,500 00 



Department 
of Public 
Welfare. 



Massachusetts 

Hospital 

School. 



Service of the Department of Public Welfare. 

For clerical work in the following divisions : 
O Commissioner's office, a sum not exceeding eight 

hundred dollars 800 00 

P Aid and relief, a sum not exceeding thirteen hundred 

dollars 1,300 00 

Q Child guardianship, a sum not exceeding nineteen 

hundred dollars 1,900 00 

Massachusetts Hospital School: 
R For clearing land at the Massachusetts hospital 

school, a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars 3,000 00 



Department of 
Public Health. 

Lakeville state 
sanatorium. 



North Reading -[j 
state sana- 
torium. 

Westfield state y 
sanatorium. 



Service of the Department of Public Health. 

For the alteration of two buildings to provide for 
twelve additional beds at the Lakeville state sana- 
torium, a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand 
dollars . . 17,000 00 

For certain repairs and improvements at the Lake- 
ville state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding fifty- 
seven hundred dollars ..... 5,700 00 

For certain repairs and improvements at the North 
Reading state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding 
eighty-six hundred dollars ..... 8,600 00 

For clearing land at the Westfield state sanatorium, a 

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



Metropolitan 

District 

Commission. 



W 



Service of the Metropolitan District Commission. 

The following items are to be assessed upon the 
several districts in accordance with the methods 
fixed by law, and to be expended under the di- 
rection and with the approval of the metro- 
politan district commission : 
For cutting brush, clearing and other work in con- 
nection with the maintenance of park reservations, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars 100,000 00 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 2. 9 

X For cutting trees and other work upon land held for 
the protection of the water supply of the metro- 
politan water system, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars $10,000 00 

$330,700 00 

General fund $220,700 00 

Metropolitan District funds 110,000 00 

$330,700 00 

Section 3. Persons employed hereunder shall not be Not subject to 
subject to civil service laws or the rules and regulations faws.^ltr*'^ 
made thereunder. 

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

Approved January I4, 1931. 



An Act relative to the reconstruction of a part of r'/,^^ o 

CENTRE STREET IN THE CITY OF BOSTON AND TO ITS CON- ^' 

TROL AFTER RECONSTRUCTION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and forty-eight of the 1929, 248, § 1, 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine is hereby amended '^•^^^^^e'^- 
by striking out section one and inserting in place thereof the 
following : — Section 1 . The board of street commissioners Reconstruction 
of the city of Boston may, with the approval of the mayor centre street in 
of said city, lay out, widen, extend, relocate and reconstruct city of Boston. 
Centre street in said city from a point at or near May street 
to a point at or near South street. 

Section 2. All sums of money which, prior to the Expenditure, 
passage of this act, have been voted to be provided from 
taxes or other sources of revenue and the proceeds of any 
securities which, prior to such passage, have been authorized 
under the provisions of section four of said chapter two 
hundred and forty-eight, may be expended for the work 
authorized by section one of said chapter, as amended by this 
act, and the provisions of said section four applicable to said 
Centre street shall be available for the purposes of said 
section one, as so amended. 

Section 3. Chapter two hundred and forty-eight of the Effective upon 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine having been sub- ^'^^^^^^^ ^*°- 
mitted to and accepted by the city council of the city of 
Boston, in accordance with the provisions of section five 
thereof, this act in amendment of said chapter two hundred 
and forty-eight shall take effect upon its passage and with- 
out being further submitted to the city council of said city. 

Approved January 27, 1931. 



10 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 3, 4, 5. 



City of Taun- 
ton may borrow 
money for the 
payment of its 
share of the 
cost of improv- 
ing a certain 
part of the 
Taunton river. 



Taunton River 
Improvement 
Loan, Act of 
1931. 



Chap. 3 An Act authorizing the city of taunton to borrow 

MONEY FOR THE PAYMENT OF ITS SHARE OF THE COST OF 
improving a CERTAIN PART OF THE TAUNTON RIVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of enabling the city of 
Taunton to contribute its share of the cost of the improve- 
ment authorized by chapter four hundred and five of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, said city may borrow, 
from time to time within a period of five years from the 
passage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not 
exceeding, in the aggregate, thirty thousand dollars, and 
may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on 
their face the words, Taunton River Improvement Loan, 
Act of 1931. Each authorized issue shall constitute a sep- 
arate loan, and such loans shall be payable in not more 
than ten years from their dates, but no issue shall be author- 
ized 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 outside the statutory limit but shall, except as 
provided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws, exclusive of the limitation contained in the 
first paragraph of section seven thereof as revised by chap- 
ter three hundred and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-eight. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
during the current year by vote of the city council of said 
city, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not other- 
wise. Approved January 27, 1931. 



Submission to 
city council, 
etc. 



Chap. 4 An Act authorizing the town of watertown to appro- 
priate money for the PURPOSE OF PAYING A PORTION 
OF THE COST OF ERECTING A MEMORIAL TO THE FOUNDERS 
OF THE TOWN. 



Town of Water- 
town may 
appropriate 
money for pur- 
pose of paying 
a portion of 
cost of erecting 
a memorial to 
founders of 
town. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Watertown may appropriate 
money in nineteen hundred and thirty-one and in nineteen 
hundred and thirty-two for the purpose of pajang a portion of 
the cost of erecting a memorial to the founders of the town. 

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

Approved January 29, 1931. 

Chap. 5 An Act authorizing the town of Plymouth to appro- 
priate MONEY TO PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR HOLDING IN 
SAID TOWN THE STATE CONVENTION OF THE AMERICAN 
LEGION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Plymouth may appropriate a 
sum, not exceeding five thousand dollars, for the purpose of 



Town of 
Plymouth may 
aopropriate 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 6, 7, 8. 11 

providing proper facilities for public entertainment at the money to pro- 
time of the state convention of The American Legion, to be Jot holding in 
held in said town during the current year, and of paying gtltVcom-en- 
expenses incidental to such entertainment. Money so ap- tion of The 
propriated shall be expended under the direction of the tTgton^'^ 
selectmen of said town. 

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

A'p'proved January 29, 1931. 

An Act authorizing the town of watertown to erect Chap. 6 

AND MAINTAIN AN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON SALTON- 
STALL PARK IN SAID TOW^N. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The town of Watertown is hereby author- ^J^J"^^ ^rect' 
ized to erect and maintain on Saltonstall park in said town etc., an admin- 
an administration building and to utilize for uses incidental Ing o*n°saUon-" 
thereto so much of the remainder of said park as may be staii park, etc. 
necessary. 

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

Approved February 2, 1931. 

An Act relative to the taking of striped bass from Chap. 7 

THE waters op PARKER RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES 
WITHIN THE TOWNS OF NEWBURY, ROWLEY AND GEORGE- 
TOWN, BY MEANS OF BOWED NETS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Between the effective date of this act and ^^l^pelbLs 
April first next succeeding, the selectmen of the towns of from waters of 
Newbury, Rowley and Georgetown may grant permits au- etc'!, withl"' 
thorizing the taking of striped bass from the waters of ^y^^^^^oT' 
Parker river and its tributaries within the limits of their bowed nets, 

... 1 ri_ij. 1 1- authorized 

respective towns, by means oi bowed nets, under such regu- during certain 
lations as they may deem advisable; provided, that the p^nod. 
mesh of such a net shall not be less than three and one half proviso. 
inches. Any person taking striped bass during said period 
from said waters by means of bowed nets shall not be subject 
to the provisions of section forty-nine of chapter one hundred 
and thirty-one of the General Laws if such bass are taken as 
authorized hereunder, otherwise he shall be subject to such 
provisions. 

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

Approved February 4, 1931. 

An Act placing the office of chief of police of the Chap 8 

town of NATICK under the civil service LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L The office of chief of police of the town of of'^oUci of '^^ 
Natick shall, upon the effective date of this act, become sub- town of Natick 
ject to the civil service laws and rules and regulations relat- lervic'eSaws? ' 

etc. 



12 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 9. 



Submission to 
voters, etc. 



ing to the appointment and removal of police officers in 
towns, and the tenure of office of any incumbent thereof 
shall be unhmited, except that he may be removed in accord- 
ance with such laws and rules and regulations; but the 
person holding said office on said effective date may con- 
tinue to serve as such without taking a civil service ex- 
amination. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters 
of said town at the annual town meeting in the current 
year in the form of the following question which shall be 
placed upon the official ballot to be used for the election of 
town officers at said meeting: — "Shall an act passed by the 
general court in the year nineteen hundred and thirty-one, 
entitled 'An Act placing the office of chief of poHce of the 
town of Natick under the civil service laws', be accepted?" 
If a majority of the votes in answer to said question are in 
the affirmative, then this act shall thereupon take effect, 
but not otherwise, except that for the purpose of such 
submission it shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 4, 1931. 



Chap. 



Middlesex 
county com- 
missioners may 
convey to city 
of Newton 
parcel of land 
acquired as 
site for court 
house in 
exchange for 
certain parcel, 
etc. 



May erect 
building for 
purpose of pro- 
viding accom- 
modations for 
district court 
of Newton, 
etc. 



Certain 

provisions 

available. 



9 An Act authorizing Middlesex county to provide ade- 
quate ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE DISTRICT COURT OF NEW- 
TON ON LAND TO BE CONVEYED BY THE CITY OF NEWTON 
IN EXCHANGE FOR LAND ALREADY ACQUIRI^) BY SAID 
COUNTY FOR SUCH PURPOSE, AND AUTHORIZING SUCH 
EXCHANGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of Middlesex 
county, on behalf of said county, are hereb}'^ authorized to 
convey to the city of Newton a parcel of land acquired by 
said county under authority of section one of chapter one 
hundred and twenty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirty as a site for a new court house for the district court 
of Newton, in exchange for a suitable parcel of land situated 
on Washington street in said city, and said city is hereby 
authorized to make said exchange. 

Section 2. Whon said parcel of land on Washington 
street has been acquired by said county as aforesaid, the 
said county commissioners may erect thereon a suitable 
building for the purpose of providing court house accom- 
modations and facilities for said district court and may 
equip and furnish the same. 

Section 3. The provisions of sections two and three of 
said chapter one hundred and twenty-six, in so far as they 
shall not have been availed of to meet obligations entered 
into under said chapter prior to the effective date of this 
act, shall be available for the purposes set forth in section 
two of this act to the*same extent as though such building 
were to be erected on the parcel of land already acquired 
by said county under section one of said chapter one hun- 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 10, 11. 13 

dred and twenty-six, but nothing herein shall affect the validity of 
validity of bonds or notes issued or to be issued to meet ofnotes^not^^ 
obligations entered into under said chapter prior to the affected. 
effective date of this act. 

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

Approved February 6, 1931. 

An Act authorizing the city of north adams to pay a fhrjjy in 

CERTAIN CLAIM LEGALLY UNENFORCEABLE BY REASON OF ^ ' 

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF ITS 
CHARTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of North Adams is hereby author- city of North 
ized to expend a sum of money, not exceeding five thousand Adams may 

1111 1 11 • 1 11- P^y ^ certain 

nine hundred and seventy dollars, in the payment and dis- claim legally 
charge of a certain claim of the Seagrave Corporation for by'rel^oTo^'^ ' 
overhauling and repairing a pumping engine of the fire [.om^f^with 
department of said city, said claim being legally unenforce- certain pro- 
able against said city by reason of its failure to comply with charter."* '^^ 
the provisions of section fifty-four or fifty-five of its charter, 
to wit: chapter one hundred and forty-eight of the acts of 
eighteen hundred and ninety-five. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance submission to 
during the current year by vote of the city council of said cHy council, 
city, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not other- 
wise. Approved February 6, 1931. 

An Act relative to the disposition of charters of rhn^ 1 1 

LIQUIDATED TRUST COMPANIES. ^' 

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 preserva- 
tion of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section forty-four of chapter one hundred and seventy- o. l. 172, § 44, 
two of the General Laws, as amended by chapter two hun- ®*'^' ^^^"'^ed. 
dred and ninety-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-two, is hereby further amended by inserting after 
the word "company" in the eleventh fine the words: — , 
or the affairs of which shall, on or after said date, have 
been liquidated, — so as to read as follows: — Section 44- consolidation 
No trust company shall be merged in or consolidated with pannes *'°™' 
another trust company except with the written approval of ^''suiated. 
the commissioner and under the provisions of sections forty- 
two and forty-six of chapter one hundred and fifty-six, 
which are hereby made applicable to the sale or exchange 
of all the property and assets, including the good will and 
corporate franchise, of a trust company. The charter of a Charter to be 
trust company the business of which shall, on or after July ^°jd, except. 
first, nineteen hundred and twenty-two, be consolidated or 



14 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 12. 



merged with, or absorbed by, another bank or trust com- 
pany, or the affairs of which shall, on or after said date, have 
been liquidated, shall be void except for the purpose of dis- 
charging existing obligations and liabilities. 

Approved February 7, 1931. 



Chaj) 12 ^^ ■^^'^ RELATIVE TO THE PAYMENT OF FINAL DIVIDENDS IN 
THE LIQUIDATION OF TRUST COMPANIES. 

Emergency Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 

pream e. ^^ 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. 167, § 31, 
etc., amended. 



Banks in 
liquidation. 



Dividends, 
objections 
to claims, 
etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirty-one of chapter one hundred and sixty- 
seven of the General Laws, as amended by chapter four hun- 
dred and seventy-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one, is hereby further amended by inserting after 
the word "creditors" in the ninth line the words: — , or 
earlier if the supreme judicial court so orders, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 31 . At any time after the expira- 
tion of the date fixed for the presentation of claims, the 
supreme judicial court, on application of the commissioner, 
depositor, creditor, stockholder or any party in interest, 
may authorize or direct the commissioner to declare out of 
the funds remaining in his hands, after the payment of ex- 
penses, one or more dividends, and, after the expiration of 
one year from the first publication of notice to creditors, 
or earlier if the supreme judicial court so orders, the com- 
missioner may declare a final dividend, such dividends to 
be paid to such persons, in such amounts, and upon such 
notice as may be directed by the supreme judicial court 
for the county where the principal ofiice of such bank was 
located, or as may be directed by a justice of said court. 
Objections to any claim not rejected by the commissioner 
may be made by any person interested by filing a copy of 
the objections with the commissioner, who shall present the 
same to the supreme judicial court at the time of the next 
application for leave to declare a dividend. The court to 
which such application is made shall thereupon dispose of 
said objections, or may refer them to a master, and should 
the objections to any claim be sustained by the court or 
by the master no dividend thereon shall be paid by the 
commissioner until the claimant shall have established his 
claim by the judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction. 
The court may make proper provision for unproved or 
unclaimed deposits. Approved February 7, 1931. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 13, 14. 15 



An Act relative to the performance of certain du- nhaj. i o 

TIES OF THE COMMISSIONER OF MENTAL DISEASES DURING ^' 

HIS ABSENCE OR DISABILITY. 

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 preserva- 
tion of the public convenience. 

Be it enticted, etc., as follows: 

Section four of chapter nineteen of the General Laws is g. l. i9, § 4, 
hereby amended by inserting after the word "prescribe" amended. 
in the sixth and seventh lines the following : — , except that 
the commissioner, with like approval, may designate another 
person or persons in the department to perform, during 
such absence or disability, such specific duties as the com- 
missioner may prescribe, and may revoke such designation, 
— so as to read as follows: — Section 4- The commissioner commissioner 
shall be the executive and administrative head of the de- of mental 

J , , • ii • 1 T • • 1 diseases, duties. 

partment and may organize therein such divisions as he 
may determine. He may, with the approval of the governor Assistant 
and council, appoint and fix the compensation of an assistant commissioner, 
commissioner, who shall discharge the duties of the commis- pgrforman 
sioner during his absence or disability and perform such ot certain 
other duties as the commissioner may prescribe, except that commissioner 
the commissioner, with like approval, may designate another f^sence'^etc 
person or persons in the department to perform, during 
such absence or disability, such specific duties as the com- 
missioner may prescribe, and may revoke such designation. 
The commissioner shall appoint and may remove such agents Agents, etc. 
and subordinate officers as the department may deem neces- 
sary, and shall fix their compensation. Physicians, patholo- physicians, etc., 
gists and psychiatrists shall be exempt from chapter thirty- exempUrom 
one. Approved February 7, 1931, 



An Act making further appropriations for the em- fii,^^ 14 

PLOYMENT OF ADDITIONAL PERSONS AS A MEASURE OF ^' 
RELIEF DURING THE PRESENT UNEMPLOYMENT EMERGENCY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. To provide further for the employment of Further appro- 
additional labor and other personal services as a measure of thlfempioy- 
relief during the present emergency caused by unemploy- ^^i^JIti"^,.^! 
ment, the sums set forth in section two for the several pur- persons as a 
poses and subject to the conditions therein specified, are J^uef'dur'ing 
hereby appropriated from the general fund or revenue of unempfoyment 
the commonwealth unless some other source of revenue is emergency. 
expressed, subject to the provisions of law regulating the 
disbursement of public funds and the approval thereof. 



16 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 14. 



Section 2. 

Service of the Deparlvienl of Labor and Industries. 



Department of 
Labor and 
Industries. 

Statistical 
service. 



Item 
L-1 



L-2 



For personal services for the statistical service, a 
sum not exceeding ten thousand five hundred and 
ninety dollars $10,590 00 

For traveling and other expenses of the statistical 
service, a sum not exceeding seventy-one hundred 
and fifty dollars 7,150 GO 



Department 
of Mental 
Diseases. 

Danvers state 
hospital. 

Foxborough 
state hospital. 



Taunton state 
hospital. 



Worcester 
state hospital. 



Service of the Department of Mental Diseases. 

M-1 For services of workmen necessary to complete an 
officer's cottage at the Danvers state hospital, a 
sum not exceeding three thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose .... 3,000 00 

M-2 For services of workmen necessary to replace stairs 
and install grilles at the Foxborough state hospi- 
tal, a sum not exceeding forty-seven hundred 
dollars 4,700 00 

M-3 For services of workmen necessary to complete an 
officer's cottage at the Taunton state hospital, a 
sum not exceeding three thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose .... 3,000 00 

M-4 For the purchase of equipment for the dairy and 
cow barn at the Worcester state hospital, and for 
services of workmen necessary to install the same, 
a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars . 20,000 00 



Metropolitan 

District 

Commission. 



Service of the Metropolitan District Commission. 

The following items are to be assessed upon the 
several districts in accordance with the methods 
fixed by law, and to be expended under the 
direction and with the approval of the Metro- 
politan District Commission: 
X For cutting brush, clearing and other work in con- 
nection with the maintenance of park reserva- 
tions, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for the purpose 
X-1 For services of certain workmen for maintenance 
and operation of a system of sewage disposal for 
the north metropolitan sewerage district, a sum 
not exceeding two thousand dollars . 
X-2 For services of certain workmen for maintenance 
and operation of a system of sewage disposal for 
the south metropolitan sewerage district, a sum 
not exceeding one thousand dollars 
Y For cutting trees and other work upon land held 
for the protection of the water supply of the 
Metropolitan Water system, a sum not exceeding 
five thousand dollars, the same to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose ....... 



50,000 00 



2,000 00 



1,000 00 



5,000 00 
$106,440 00 



General fund 
Metropolitan District funds 



$48,440 00 
58,000 00 

$106,440 00 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 15, 16. 17 

Section 3. Persons employed hereunder shall not be Not subject to 
subject to civil service laws or the rules and regulations laws.^ete.'''^ 
made thereunder. 

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

Approved February 10, 1931. 

An Act relative to the acquisition by eminent domain Qfidj) 15 
OR otherwise by the city of boston of land for 

PARKS AND other OPEN SPACES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter two hundred and i^2^^9^3, § 3, 
ninety-three of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety- 
two is hereby amended by striking out, in the fifth, sixth 
and seventh hues, the words "of a total assessed value not 
exceeding two thirds of the amount so authorized", — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 3. Whenever said city shall f^^l^l'°'^ ^^ 
have authorized the city treasurer to issue bonds or certifi- domain or 
cates of indebtedness, as provided in the preceding sec- ^hedTy^of^^ 
tions, the street commissioners of said city, with the approval ^r^*°rk°8^an^'^ 
of the mayor, may take in fee, by purchase or otherwise, other open 
such lands as shall be determined by said city, and may ^p^"®^- 
agree with the persons owning such lands as to the dam- 
ages to be paid by the city therefor, and said city, by such 
agency as it may determine, shall expend the balance of 
the proceeds of the bonds or certificates of indebtedness re- 
maining after such lands have been paid for, in construct- 
ing or preparing such lands for use. 

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

Approved February 11, 1931. 

An Act relative to certain fees to be paid under the Chap. 16 

ZONING law of the CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section nineteen of chapter four hundred and e?r'amended 
eighty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four, as amended by section eleven of chapter two hundred 
and nineteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
five and by section one of chapter three hundred and fifty 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in the fifth line of the 
second paragraph, the word "ten" and inserting in place 
thereof the word: — fifteen, — so that said paragraph will 
read as follows: — 

Any applicant for a permit under this act whose applica- Board of 
tion has been refused may appeal therefrom within ninety BostoizSnrng 
days. Any applicant to the building commissioner for a '^^• 
permit who appeals to the said board shall pay to him a a^^i-^iln^/for 
fee of fifteen dollars before such permit shall be considered permits. 
by the board. Such fees shall be deposited by the building Fee. 
commissioner with the city collector at least once a week. 



18 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 16. 



1924. 488, § 20. 
etc., amended. 



Board of 

zoning 

adjustment. 

May change 

boundaries 

of districts, etc. 



Requirements 
for such 
changes. 



Public hearing, 
notice, etc. 



Members 
personally 
interested not 
to act. 

Majority of 
board to 
constitute 
quorum for 
public hc;irings 
and for all acts 
of board, 
except, etc. 



Adjournment 
by less than 
majority. 



Section 2. Section twenty of said chapter four hundred 
and eighty-eight, as amended by section twelve of said 
chapter two hundred and nineteen, by section two of said 
chapter three hundred and fifty and by section six of chap- 
ter two hundred and twenty of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-seven, is hereby further amended by strik- 
ing out, in the twenty-eighth hne of the second paragraph, 
the word "ten" and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
twenty-five, — so that said paragraph will read as follows: — 

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 sec- 
retary'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 pub- 
lic requirements and to promote the health, safety, conven- 
ience 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 suitabihty 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 ex- 
cept by the decision of not less than four fifths of the mem- 
bers 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 building commissioner, the chairman of the Assessing 
department, the chairman of the street laying-out depart- 
ment, the commissioner of public works, the fire commis- 
sioner 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 advertised in a daily newspaper published 
in the city of Boston. Any petition for changing the zon- 
ing map shall be accompanied by a fee of twenty-five 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 quo- 
rum for all pubhc 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 mem- 
bers of the board quahfied to act. If less than a majority 
of the board is present at any public hearing or at any ex- 
ecutive session, the members actually present may adjourn 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 17, 18. 19 

the same by proclamation to such time and place as they 
deem advisable, and further notice thereof shall not be nec- 
essary. The board may adopt rules, not inconsistent with May adopt 
the provisions of this act, governing notice and procedure. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 11, 1931. 



An Act authorizing the town of uxbridge to borrow Qfidj) yj 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for a Town of Ux- 
school building and/or constructing and originally equip- borrot m^ey 
ping and furnishing such a building, the town of Uxbridge p°[j.po^g°f 
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, Uxbridge School Loan, Act of gJh'Jjjfffoan 
1931. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate Act of 1931. ' 
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 limitation contained in section seven 
thereof, as revised by chapter three hundred and twenty- 
four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight. 

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

Approved February 11, 1931. 



An Act authorizing the county of Bristol to borrow Chap. 18 
money for the purpose of constructing, equipping 

AND furnishing A BUILDING AT THE BRISTOL COUNTY 
TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the county of Bristol county 
Bristol, acting as trustees of the Bristol county tuberculosis m"y expeTcf a^ 
hospital, may expend a sum not exceeding forty thousand const mcti"n!°'^ 
dollars for the purpose of constructing and originally equip- ftc., of building 
ping and furnishing a building at said hospital, in accord- county tubercu- 
ance with plans approved by the state department of public ^°*'^ hospital. 
health. 

Section 2. For the purpose aforesaid, the said county May borrow 
commissioners may borrow money on the credit of the Sotesfetc^"^ 
county and issue notes of the county therefor to an amount 
not exceeding forty thousand dollars. Said notes shall be 



20 Acts, 1931. — Chap. 19. 

payable by such annual payments beginning not more than 
one year from the date thereof as will extinguish each loan 
within five years from its date. The amount of such annual 
pajonent 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 a majority of the county commissioners. Each 
authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan. All sums 
necessary to meet interest payments on said notes and pay- 
ments on account of principal as the same mature shall be 
assessed upon the cities and towns of said county constitut- 
ing the hospital district, in accordance with section eighty- 
five of chapter one hundred and eleven of the General Laws. 
Submission to Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 

oristol countv . ... 

commissioners, duriug the currcut year by the county commissioners of said 
®*''' county, but not otherwise. Approved February 12, 1931. 



Chap. 19 An Act authorizing the selectmen of the town of 

BEDFORD TO ACT AS A BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS EXER- 
CISING THE POWERS OF CERTAIN OTHER BOARDS AND 
TOWN OFFICERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Board of Section 1. The board of selectmen of the town of Bed- 

town of Bed- ford as constituted from time to time, from and after the 
b°oMd°of pubUc annual meeting at which this act becomes fully effective, as 
works exercising provided in SBctiou four, shall also be a board of public 
ceftairTothe" works, and iu said capacity shall have and exercise, under 
t'own'^officers, the designation of selectmen, all the powers and duties now 
etc. or from time to time vested by general law in the following 

boards and officers in said town, to wit: — the road com- 
missioners, board of public welfare, water commissioners, 
park commissioners, board of health, board of survey and 
tree warden; and such boards and officers shall thereupon 
be abolished. No contracts or liabilities then in force shall 
be affected by such abolition, but the selectmen, acting as 
said board of public works, shall in all respects be the lawful 
successor of the boards and officers so abolished. 
ofTubUc^"'^""* Section 2. The selectmen shall appoint, and fix the 
r°'^oi*Atment Compensation of, a superintendent of public works, who 
duti°es" etc." ' shall administer, under the supervision and direction of the 
selectmen, such departments of the town under their con- 
trol as they may designate. He shall be responsible for the 
efficient administration of all such departments and shall 
hold office subject to the will of the selectmen. He shall be 
specially fitted by education, training and experience to 
perform the duties of said office and may or may not be a 
resident of the town. During his tenure he shall hold no 
other elective or appointive office, nor shall he be engaged 
Bond. in any other business or occupation. He shall give bond to 

the town for the faithful performance of his duties with a 
surety company authorized to transact business in the com- 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 20. 21 

monwealth, as surety, in such sum and upon such condi- 
tions as the selectmen may require, and shall, subject to Appointment 
the approval of the selectmen, appoint such assistants, °f assistants, 
agents and employees as the performance of the duties of 
such departments may require and may with like approval 
remove them. He shall keep full and complete records of domgs!etc. 
the doings of his office and render to the selectmen as often 
as they may require a full report of all operations under his 
control during the period reported upon; and annually, or 
from time to time as required by the selectmen, he shall 
make a synopsis of all such reports for publication. He Toniake 
shall keep the selectmen fully advised as to the needs of es^ti^ateof 
the town within the scope of his duties, and shall furnish to rl^quh-edretc"^ 
the selectmen, on or before January fifteenth in each year, 
a carefully prepared and detailed estimate in writing of the 
appropriations required during the ensuing fiscal year for 
the proper conduct of all departments of the town under his 
supervision. 

Section 3. In accordance with the provisions of section Town may 
twenty-three of chapter forty-one of the General Laws, the action'^aken 
said town, at any time after three years following the annual ^Pfo^P^rthis 
town meeting at which this act becomes fully effective, act, etc. 
may rescind, in whole or in part, all action taken under its 
provisions. 

Section 4. For the purpose of its submission to the when 
voters of said town at an annual or special town meeting, 6^^'=*'^®- 
this act shall take effect upon its passage; but it shall not 
take further effect unless accepted by a majority of the 
voters of said town, present and voting thereon at such a 
meeting held not later than one year following its passage, 
and in the event of such acceptance shall become fully 
effective beginning with, and for the purposes of, the next 
annual town meeting held after the expiration of twenty 
days following its acceptance. 

Approved February 12, 1931. 

An Act providing for the merging of the first con- QJidj) 20 

GREGATIONAL CHURCH AND THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL 
SOCIETY IN THE TOWN OF WEBSTER INTO THE FIRST CON- 
GREGATIONAL CHURCH, OF WEBSTER, MASS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The First Congregational Church and the First Congre- 
First Congregational Society, in the town of Webster, are |nd°theFir^*' 
hereby merged into the First Congregational Church, of soc"|[v^tn the' 
Webster, Mass., a corporation organized under general law town of Webster, 
March thirty-first, nineteen hundred and thirty. rmTcongre- 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance |fh|j°"f/ ^f 
by vote of the members of each of said churches and of said Webster, Mass. 
society, at meetings duly notified and called for the purpose; Effective upon 
provided, that such acceptances occur within six months ^°^®p*"'"*=^' 
from the passage of this act. Proviso. 

Approved February 12, 1931. 



22 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 21, 22, 23. 



G. L. 111. new 
section after 
§ 174. 



Prevention of 
the defilement 
by gulls or 
terns of waters 
used for 
domestic 
water supply. 



Chap. 21 An Act to prevent the defilement by gulls or terns 
OF waters used for domestic water supply. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and eleven of the Gen- 
eral Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section one 
hundred and seventy-four the following new section: — Sec- 
tion I74A. In order to preserve the purity and prevent the 
pollution of the waters of any reservoir, pond, stream or 
standpipe used for domestic water supply by the metropoli- 
tan water district or by a town, water supply or fire and 
water district, pubHc institution or water company, the pub- 
lic board or commission, or the governing board in case of a 
water company, having control of such waters may authorize 
one or more of its employees, so far as permissible under fed- 
eral law, to take such reasonable means and use such appli- 
ances and weapons as, in the judgment of such public board 
or commission, or governing board, as the case may be, will 
prevent the defilement of said waters by gulls or terns, any 
provision of chapter one hundred and thirty-one to the con- 
trary notwithstanding. Every such public board or com- 
mission and governing board shall keep an accurate account 
of all birds killed by its employees under authority of this 
section and submit such account to the director of the divi- 
sion of fisheries and game of the department of conservation 
at such times and covering such periods as he may prescribe. 

Section 2. Chapter two hundred and forty of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-four is hereby repealed. 

A'p'proved February 12, 1931. 



1924, 240, 
repealed. 



Chap. 22 An Act relative to the lease of a court room and 
offices for the use of the trial justice's court in 

THE town of LUDLOW. 



Hampden 
county com- 
missioners may 
lease a court 
room, etc., for 
use of trial 
justice's court 
in town of 
Ludlow. 



Effective upon 

acceptance, 

etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of Hampden 
county are hereby authorized to lease, for periods not ex- 
ceeding three years each, a court room and offices for the 
use of the trial justice's court in the town of Ludlow in said 
county, at an aggregate rental not exceeding fifty dollars a 
month, notwithstanding the provisions of section five of 
chapter two hundred and nineteen of the General Laws. 

Section 2, This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
during the current year by the county commissioners of said 
county, but not otherwise. Approved February 12, 1931. 



Chap. 23 An Act reviving Northampton street stables, incorpo- 
rated. 

^r^ambfe''^ ^Vhercas, The deferred operation of this act would tend 

to defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 24, 25. 23 

an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preserva- 
tion of the pubHc convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Northampton Street Stables, Incorporated, a corporation Northampton 
dissolved by chapter two hundred and seventy-three of the inco^orated!' 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby revived revived. 
with the same powers, duties and obligations as if said 
chapter had not been passed. 

Approved February 13, 1931. 

An Act authorizing the reliance co-operative bank (Jj^jj) 24 

IN THE city of CAMBRIDGE TO INVEST A PORTION OF ITS 
FUNDS IN THE ALTERATION OR REMODELING OF ITS BANK 
BUILDING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Reliance Co-operative Bank in the city Reliance Co- 
of Cambridge, incorporated under the laws of this common- fn dty of 
wealth, may, subject to the approval of the commissioner mt'y'inve^st a 
of banks, invest in the alteration or remodeling of the P°^^'°?j^°!j|*^ 
building, now owned by said bank in said city and used in alteration, etc.. 
whole or in part for the convenient transaction of its busi- building"^ 
ness, a sum not exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars in 
addition to any sums heretofore authorized by law to be 
invested in said building. 

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

Approved February 13, 1931. 

An Act authorizing the town of marblehead to use QJkit). 25 
certain park land as a site for a fire station. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Marblehead may, notwith- Town of 

. ,. f -J ±- _L • 1 • 1 J. rj.r! r Marblehead 

standmg any limitation contained in chapter lorty-nve oi may use certain 

the General Laws, use as a site for a fire station, under the ^te'^for "Arl* 

exclusive management and control of its fire department, a station. 

parcel of land included within the limits of Seaside park in 

said town, bounded and described as follows: — Beginning 

at a point on the northeasterly side of Ocean street in said 

town at the dividing line between the parcel here described 

and land shown as Gilbert Heights on the plan hereinafter 

referred to; thence along said dividing line in a general 

northeasterly direction by an irregular line, fifty-two and 

thirty-two one hundredths feet, sixty-four and one one 

hundredths feet, and approximately sixteen feet; thence 

turning and running southeasterly along other park land 

of said town shown on said plan, about ninety-throe feet; 

thence turning and running southwesterly along such park 

land, approximately ninety-eight feet to said Ocean street; 

thence turning and running northwesterly along said Ocean 

street approximately one hundred and eighty feet to the 



24 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 26,27. 



Submission 
to voters, etc. 



point of beginning; containing by approximation thirteen 
thousand square feet; all as shown on a plan entitled, 
"Town of Marblehead Site Plan for Proposed Fire Station 
Jan 20, 1931 H B Breare, Town Eng", and filed in the office 
of the town clerk of said town. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance 
to the voters of said town at its next annual town meeting 
and shall take full effect upon its acceptance by a majority 
of the voters voting on the question; but, for the purpose of 
such submission, it shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 13, 1931. 



Chap. 26 An Act to change the membership of the board of 

TRUSTEES OF MILTON ACADEMY. 



Act establishing 
Milton Acad- 
emy amended. 



Trustees, 
quoruni. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section five of an act approved March third, seventeen 
hundred and ninety-eight and entitled "An Act for establish- 
ing an academy in the Town of Milton, by the name of 
Milton Academy", as amended by section two of chapter 
two hundred and eight of the acts of nineteen hundred, is 
hereby further amended by striking out, in the third line, 
the word "fifteen" and inserting in place thereof the word: 
— eighteen, — so as to read as follows: — Section 5. Be it 
further enacted, That the number of the said trustees shall 
not, at one time, be more than eighteen nor less than nine; 
five of whom shall constitute a quorum to do business. 

Approved February 13, 1931. 



Chap. 27 An Act relative to hunting hares and rabbits in 

NANTUCKET COUNTY. 



G. L. 131, § 94, 
amended. 



Close season 
for hares or 
rabbits. 



Exception. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 
ninety-four, inserted by section two of chapter three hun- 
dred and ninety-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirty, and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 94. No person, otherwise than as provided in sec- 
tion ninety-six, shall hunt a hare or rabbit, except between 
October twentieth and the last day of February, both 
inclusive, in Nantucket county or between October twen- 
tieth and February fifteenth, both inclusive, in any other 
county, or during such open seasons kill more than two 
northern varying hares, otherwise known as Canada hares, 
snow-shoe rabbits or white rabbits, or more than five rab- 
bits in any one day. This section shall not apply to Euro- 
pean hares in the county of Berkshire, which may be taken 
or killed at any time. 

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

Approved February 17, 1931. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 28, 29, 30. 25 



An Act providing for the holding in the city of pitts- (Jfidj) 28 

FIELD OF ALL SESSIONS OF THE PROBATE COURT FOR THE 
COUNTY OF BERKSHIRE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section sixty-two of chapter two hundred g. l. 215, § 62, 
and fifteen of the General Laws, as most recently amended ^*° ' ^""^^ 
by section one of chapter one hundred and twelve of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, is hereby further 
amended by striking out the third paragraph, as appearing 
in chapter four hundred and eighty-three of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-three, and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — 

Berkshire; at Pittsfield, on each Tuesday of each month sittings of 
except August and November, and on the third Tuesday FoTB^erksHre 
of August, on the Wednesday next after the first Monday orpfttsfidd.*^ 
in November and on each Tuesday in November after said 
Wednesday. 

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

Approved February 17, 1931. 



An Act relative to appropriations by the city of (JJiaf). 29 
boston for municipal purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston may by vote of the city Appropriations 
council, with the approval of the mayor, in the manner Boston fo^r 
specified in section three of chapter four hundred and eighty- municipal 
six of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, make ap- 
propriations for municipal purposes to be raised by tax- 
ation for the financial year ending December thirty-first, 
nineteen hundred and thirty-one, not exceeding the sum of 
sixteen 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. 

Approved February 17, 1931. 

An Act providing that the city of boston may use (JhaT). 30 

FOR OTHER MUNICIPAL PURPOSES CERTAIN LANDS AND 
INTERESTS THEREIN ACQUIRED BUT NOT NEEDED FOR THE 
CONSTRUCTION OF A VEHICULAR TUNNEL BETWEEN BOSTON 
PROPER AND EAST BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to city of Boston 
use for the erection of a printing plant and police station, othor^nTuilidpai 
or either of them, any lands or easements therein in Boston ^"rta-'n^i^inds 
proper acquired under the provisions of chapter two hundred and interests 
and ninety-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and aoquTred but 
twenty-nine, which shall, in the opinion of the transit de- "onstructlon^o'^f 
partment of the city of Boston, cease to be needed for the certain vehicu- 

•^ ' lar tunnel. 



26 Acts, 1931. — Chap. 31. 

purposes of said chapter two hundred and ninety-seven; 
Proviso. provided, that said city shall pay into the sinking fund 

provided for in section eight of said chapter two hundred 
and ninety-seven such sum of money as may be agreed upon 
between the transit department and the mayor of said city 
as the reasonable value of the land and easements so used, 
or such sum annually as may be agreed upon between said 
transit department and said mayor as a reasonable rental 
value for said land and easements. 

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

Approved February 17, 1931. 

Chap. 31 An Act further extending the time during which 

THE CITIES OF LYNN, PEABODY, SALEM AND BEVERLY 
AND THE TOWN OF DANVERS MAY TAKE WATER FROM THE 
IPSWICH RIVER FOR EMERGENCY PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
1919 (S), 115, §1, Section 1. Section one of chapter one hundred and 

etc., amenaed. cirs -i* r • i ^ ^ i- 

niteen oi the Special Acts ot nineteen hundred and nine- 
teen, as amended by section one of chapter sixtj^-six of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, by section one 
of chapter nineteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five and by section one of chapter sixty-one of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby further 
amended by striking out, in the twelfth and thirteenth lines, 
the words "twenty-eight, nineteen hundred and twenty- 
nine and nineteen hundred and thirty" and inserting in 
place thereof the words: — thirty-one, nineteen hundred 
and thirty-two and nineteen hundred and thirty-three, — 
Lynn, Peabody. SO as to read as f ollows : — Section 1 . The cities of Lynn, 
and^DanvIrs^ Pcabody, Salciii and Beverly and the town of Danvers, 
i^ed'to'^teke^"'^' authorized to take water from the Ipswich river or its 
water from tributaries during the months from December to May, 
f(?remergency inclusivc, Under the provisions of chapter five hundred and 
purposes. eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and one and chapters 

six hundred and ninety-eight, six hundred and ninety-nine 
and seven hundred of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirteen, are hereby further authorized, in case of emergency, 
to take water from said river or its tributaries during the 
months from June to November, inclusive, in the years 
nineteen hundred and thirty-one, nineteen hundred and 
thirty-two and nineteen hundred and thirty-three, or any 
of said years, in quantities not exceeding those which may 
be taken from December to May, inclusive, as set forth in 
said acts, whenever, in the opinion of the department of 
public health, the taking of water during the months afore- 
said in the years mentioned, or any of them, is necessary to 
provide an adequate water supply for the cities and town 
herein mentioned, subject otherwise to the remaining pro- 
visions of said acts. 

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

Approved February 17, 1931. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 32, 33. 27 



An Act authorizing the boston five cents savings bank (Jjiq^jj 32 
to make further investments in land and buildings 
for the convenient transaction of its business. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Boston Five Cents Savings Bank, in- Boston Five 
corporated under chapter two hundred and thirty-two of Blnkmty'"^^ 
the acts of eighteen hundred and fifty-four, approved April ^"^fn'^erlctfdn. 
seventh of said year, may, subject to the approval of the etc ofasuit- 
commissioner of banks, invest in the erection and preparation forthe"con^^ 
of a suitable building or in the alteration and renovation of ^on ont^''^'^''' 
any building now owned or to be acquired by it, including business. 
the cost of such acquisition, to be used in whole or in part 
for the convenient transaction of its business and to be 
located on School street, in the city of Boston, a sum not 
exceeding five hundred thousand dollars in addition to any 
sums heretofore and hereinafter authorized to be invested in 
land or buildings for said use. 

Section 2. Said bank may, subject to like approval, in- May invest a 
vest a sum not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars, fand Tnd^'^ ' 
in addition to any sums heretofore and hereinbefore au- bralfjh office or 
thorized, in the acquisition of land and buildings in the city offices, etc. 
of Boston, and in the alteration and preparation of such 
buildings, to be used in whole or in part for the conduct of 
a branch office or offices of said bank. 

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

Approved February 17, 1931. 



An Act to permit the planning board of the town of (7/^^r). 33 

AMESBURY TO ACT AS THE BOARD OF SURVEY IN SAID 
TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The planning board of the town of Ames- The planning 

1 !• 1 !• ji • J.111J. board oi town 

bury from and after the acceptance 01 this act snail act as of Amesbury 
the board of survey therein, and shall have all the powers b'oa^d oUurvey 
and duties imposed upon boards of survey by the provisions Unsaid town. 
of sections seventy-three to eighty-one, inclusive, of chapter 
forty-one of the General Laws. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its ^^j^^^j^J"'' *° 
acceptance by a majority of the registered voters of the "^ ^'^ ' 
town, present and voting thereon at any annual or special 
town meeting called for the purpose within two years from 
the passage of this act; but for the purpose of such accept- 
ance, it shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 17, 1931. 



28 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 34, 35, 36. 



Chap. 34 An Act to prohibit and provide for the abatement of 

CERTAIN nuisances ON THE SEASHORE IN PLYMOUTH 
COUNTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter two hundred and forty-three of the 
General Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word "Barnstable" in the 
sixth line the word: — , Plymouth, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 1 . It shall be unlawful for any person 
to deposit, or wilfully or negligently cause or permit to be 
deposited or to dispose of in such manner as to cause the 
same to be deposited by the action of the tide or otherwise 
upon the seashore within the limits of the counties of Dukes 
County, Barnstable, Plymouth or Nantucket, any mam- 
mals, alive or dead, constituting or likely to constitute a 
nuisance or a detriment to the health of the community. 
Any person \'iolating any provision of this section shall be 
punished by a fine of not less than twenty nor more than 
five hundred dollars. Approved February 17, 1931. 



1918(G),243,§1. 
amended. 



Abatement of 
certain nui- 
sances on the 
seashore in the 
counties of 
Dukes County, 
Barnstable, 
Plymouth or 
Nantucket. 



Penalty. 



Chap. 35 An Act to enable the endowment committee of the 

FIRST congregational CHURCH OF HOLLISTON TO HOLD 
additional PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Endowment Committee of the First Congregational 
Church of Holliston, incorporated by an act approved 
February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and twenty- 
nine, under the name of the Trustees of the Eames Minis- 
terial Fund in Holliston, and whose name was changed to 
its present one by section one of chapter two hundred and 
sixteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, is hereby 
authorized to receive, hold, manage and invest all funds and 
property, real and personal, which have been or may be 
assigned, conve^^ed, bequeathed or devised to it for the 
purposes, use or benefit of the First Congregational Church 
of Holliston, in accordance with the terms of any such assign- 
ment, conveyance, bequest or devise to the amount limited 
by general law. Approved February 17, 1931. 



EndowTnent 
Committee of 
the First Con- 
gregational 
Church of 
Holliston may 
hold addi- 
tional property. 



Chap. 36 An Act relative to the furnishing by county tubercu- 
losis HOSPITAL DISTRICTS OF DIAGNOSTIC SERVICE TO COM- 
BAT THE SPREAD OF 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 B, inserted therein by section one of chapter 
seventy-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 



G. L. Ill, new 

section after 
§85B. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 36. 29 

seven, the following new section: — Section 85C. The County com- 
county commissioners of each county, in making adequate ™rovide*^out^^^ 
hospital provision for tubercular patients, as required by Pfents^tolffM^d 
sections seventy-eight to ninety-one, inclusive, may provide to persons en- 
such adequate out-patient departments as they deem diagnostfr ° 
proper to afford to persons entitled thereto diagnostic ^ggp^^t 't" tu- 
service in respect to tuberculosis and to furnish advice as bercuiosis, etc. 
to their care and treatment, and the county commissioners 
of any county may, on request of the board of health of a 
town in their tuberculosis hospital district, supplement 
local facihties in such town in furnishing such diagnostic 
service. 

Section 2. Section eighty-five of said chapter one hun- g.l. iii.sss, 
dred and eleven, as most recently amended by section two ^^^'^^^"^ ® 
of chapter three hundred and fifty-four of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby further amended 
by inserting after the word "appropriations" in the ninth 
line the following : — , and shall for said purposes include the 
establishment and maintenance of out-patient departments 
and the furnishing of supplementary diagnostic service under 
section eighty-five C, — so as to read as follows : — Section Apportionment 
85. The county shall provide for the care, maintenance tubercuio's'i^'^*^ 
and repair of said hospital, which shall, for the purposes of p^gP^n^ortr,^ 
this section and section eighty-five A, include the care, and the estab- 
maintenance and repair of any preventorium erected by said maiXnance of 
county in accordance with section eighty-five B and also jgp;Ptmen*ts 
the cost of its construction and original equipment except and the fur- 
when the cost of its construction, original equipment, care, plementary"^' 
maintenance or repair is provided under said section eighty- gervi"?under 
five B to be paid from appropriations, and shall for said § ssc. 
purposes include the establishment and maintenance of out- 
patient departments and the furnishing of supplementary 
diagnostic service under section eighty-five C. The county 
commissioners shall annually in January apportion 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 de- 
mand for payment, recover in contract against any town 
liable to pay any part of the cost of construction, mainte- 
nance or repair of said hospital the amount for which it 
may be liable. Countj^ commissioners of counties whose county com- 
patients are cared for by contract under section seventy-nine j"o'rri^"mo^y^ 
may raise and expend the sums necessary to carry out the f"r payment of 

. . , rt ., I ,1 ,-» |., care 01 patients 

provisions thereof, and may borrow the same on the credit by contract. 
of the county, and issue therefor notes of the county, pay- ®**^' 
able, 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 



30 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 37, 3S. 



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 manner as the cost of construc- 
tion 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 17, 1931. 



Chap. 37 Ax Act to authorize the children's hospital in the 

CITY OF BOSTON TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL 

ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Children's Hospital, incorporated by chapter forty- 
four of the acts of eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, is 
hereby authorized to hold, for the purposes for which it is 
incorporated, real and personal estate to an amount not 
exceeding eight milHon dollars in value, including the 
amount which it is already authorized by law to hold. 

Approved February 17, 1931. 



The Children's 
Hospital in the 
city of Boston 
may hold 
additional real 
and personal 
estate. 



Chap. 



Hampshire 
county com- 
missioners may 
expend a cer- 
tain sum for 
the construc- 
tion, etc., of 
a nurses' home 
at the Hamp- 
shire county 
sanatorium at 
Leeds in the 
city of 
Northampton. 



Appwrtiomnent 
of expense, etc. 



Hampshire 
county treas- 
urer may bor- 
row money, etc. 



38 An Act to provide for the construction, original 
equipment and furnishing of a nurses* home at the 
hampshire county sanatorium at leeds in the city 
of northampton. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing, originall}^ 
equipping and furnishing a nurses' home at the Hampshire 
county sanatorium at Leeds in the city of Northampton, the 
county commissioners of Hampshire county may expend a 
sum not exceeding twenty* thousand dollars, the same to be 
ultimately paid by the cities and towns of Hampshire, 
Frankhn and Berkshire counties and of the Hampden 
county tuberculosis hospital district in the same propor- 
tions set forth for the pajTiient of maintenance expenses of 
said sanatorium in existing contracts, entered into under 
section seventy-nine of chapter one hundred and eleven of 
the General Laws, for the use of said sanatorium for the 
purpose of guaranteeing adequate hospital provision for 
tubercular patients residing in said cities and towns: to wit, 
the cities and towns of Hampshire county, fifteen per cent; 
of Franklin county, twentj'-five per cent; of Berkshire 
county, twenty per cent; and of the Hampden county 
tuberculosis hospital district, fort}- per cent. No work on 
said nurses' home shall be commenced unless and until plans 
thereof are approved by the state department of pubhc 
health. 

Section 2. For the purpose of meeting the initial ex- 
penditure as aforesaid, the county treasurer of the county 
of Hampshire, with the approval of the county commis- 
sioners, may borrow on the credit of the county such sums 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 39. 31 

as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, twenty 
thousand dollars, and may issue notes of the county there- 
for, which shall bear on their face the words, Hampshire Hampshire 
County Sanatorium Loan, Act of 1931. Each authorized g,X^^,^X 
issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall Act of 1931. 
be payable in not more than one year from their dates. 
The notes shall be signed by the county treasurer and 
countersigned by a majority of the county commissioners. 
To meet payments of principal and interest on account of 
said notes, each of the counties of Frankhn, Berkshire and 
Hampden shall, upon the certification to it by the county 
treasurer of Hampshire county of the sum due on account 
of the cities and towns therein ultimately liable under section 
one, pay the same into the treasury of Hampshire county; 
and, for the purposes hereof, the sum so required to be paid 
by each such county shall be treated as tuberculosis hospital 
maintenance, and the provisions of section eighty-five of 
said chapter one hundred and eleven shall apply to the rais- 
ing, apportioning and collection thereof. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
during the current year by the county commissioners of mis3i*o^ners°°o'f 
Hampshire, Franklin, Berkshire and Hampden counties, but prankfin'^^' 
not otherwise. Approved February 17, 1931. Berkshire and 

Hampden 
counties. 

An Act increasing the powers of the moth superin- (Jhnjf 39 

TENDENT AND OF THE TREE W'ARDEN IN THE TOW^N OF ^ 

MILTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The local superintendent in the town of d^ma ''e b° tree 
Milton, appointed under the provisions of section thirteen or shrub de- 
of chapter one hundred and thirty-two of the General on°p^rivlte^*^ 
Laws, may, upon the request of an owner of private land Jff'yi-iJon°''"° 
in said town, enter thereon and, by creosoting, spraying, 
or other method, destroy or prevent damage by the tent 
caterpillar, leopard moth, elm beetle, and gypsy and brown 
tail moth, or any other tree or shrub destroying pest, and f^^^^^^^^^^ 
the expense thereof shall be a lien upon such land and shall land, etc. 
be assessed and collected as provided in section eighteen of 
said chapter one hundred and thirty-two, but the limitation 
as to the amount assessable upon land under said section 
eighteen shall not apply to assessments for work done 
hereunder. 

Section 2. The tree warden in said town may, upon Cutting down 
request of an owner of private land therein, enter upon such tre^'™S.',"u^^n 
private land and cut down or trim trees, bushes and shrubs, private lands, 
and the expense of such work shall be a lien upon such ^gPy^^^n^^and 
land and shall be assessed and collected in the manner etc. 
provided by said section eighteen in respect to work in sup- 
pression of gypsy and brown tail moths. 

Approved February 17, 1931. 



32 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 40,41, 



Chap. 40 An Act authorizing the city of boston to transfer to 

ITS PARK DEPARTMENT FOR PUBLIC PARK PURPOSES CER- 
TAIN LAND ON PARKER HILL IN SAID CITY NOW HELD FOR 
HOSPITAL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The land now owned by the city of Boston 
on Parker hill in the Roxbury district of said city, consist- 
ing of about five hundred and two thousand nine hundred 
and thirty-nine square feet, together with any buildings or 
structures thereon, taken by said city and now held for 
hospital purposes but no longer needed for such purposes, 
shall hereafter be devoted to the purposes of a public park, 
and the board of park commissioners of said city shall have 
charge and control of said park to the same extent as if 
said land had been acquired under chapter forty-five of the 
General Laws. 

Section 2. 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. Approved February 17, 1931. 



City of Boston 
may transfer 
to its park 
department for 
public park 
purposes cer- 
tain land on 
Parker hill in 
said city now 
held for hospi- 
tal purposes. 



Submission to 
city council, 
etc. 



Chap. 41 An Act permitting policemen to parade with music 
ON policemen's memorial day and authorizing ap- 
propriations BY cities and towns FOR THE CARE AND 

decoration of policemen's graves and memorials. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and thirty-six of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 
eleven and inserting in place thereof the following : — Sec- 
tion 11. Any company or association of policemen or 
firemen, whether in active service or former members of a 
poUce or fire department, may parade with music, in the 
case of policemen, on policemen's memorial day, the first 
Sunday of June in each year, and, in the case of firemen, on 
firemen's memorial day, the second Sunday of June in each 
year, for the special purpose of decorating the graves of 
deceased policemen or firemen, as the case may be; pro- 
vided, that the music shall be suspended while passing 
within two hundred feet of any place of public worship 
where services are being held. 

Section 2. Clause (12) of section five of chapter forty 
of the General Laws, as most recently amended by chapter 
one hundred and eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-nine, is hereby further amended by inserting after 
the word "firemen" in the twenty-eighth and twenty-ninth 
lines the words: — and poHcemen, — by inserting after the 
word "fire" in the thirtieth line the words: — or police, — 
and by inserting after the word "firemen" in the thirty- 
first line the words: — and policemen, — so as to read as 
towns may follows: — (12) For crcctiug headstones or other monuments 
appropriate at the gravcs of pcrsous who served in the war of the revolu- 

money for 



G. L. 136, § 11, 
amended. 



Policemen may 
parade with 
music on 
policemen's 
memorial day, 
and firemen on 
firemen's me- 
morial day. 



Proviso. 



G. L. 40, § 5, 
cl. (12), etc., 
amended. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 42. 33 

tion, the war of ei^teen hundred and twelve, the Seminole (1^^?'^*'°°°^ 
war, the Mexican war or the war of the rebellion or who and for obser- 
served in the military or naval service of the United States JX^ai°Da5r 
in the Spanish American war or in the World war ; for and other patri- 

■ ■ ^ J ^ 1 1 • J. 1 • J otic holidays, 

acqun-mg land by purchase or by emment domain under etc.. and for 
chapter seventy-nine, purchasing, erecting, equipping or dMora'tton"of 
dedicating buildings, or constructing or dedicating other firemen's and 
suitable memorials, for the purpose of properly commemo- graves, etc. 
rating the services and sacrifices of persons 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 Re- 
public, 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. and of local garrisons of the Army and Navy 
Union of the United States of America and of local chapters 
of the Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American 
Revolution and of a local camp of the Sons of Union Vet- 
erans of the Civil War in the case of a town in which there 
is no post of the Grand Army of the Republic; or for keep- 
ing in repair graves, monuments or other memorials erected 
to the memory of such persons or of its firemen and police- 
men who died from injuries received in the performance of 
their duties in the fire or police service or for decorating the 
graves of such firemen and policemen 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 17, 1931. 



An Act requiring certain incorporated trustees of Chap. 42 

CHARITABLE TRUSTS TO FILE ANNUAL REPORTS WITH THE 
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fifteen of chapter sixty-eight of the General Laws, g. l. 68, § is, 
added by chapter two hundred and nine of the acts of nine- '""^" 
teen hundred and thirty, is hereby amended by striking out, 
in the second line, the word "unincorporated" and by 
inserting after the word "trustee" in the same line the 
words: — , incorporated or unincorporated, except a char- 
itable corporation subject to section twelve or twelve A of 
chapter one hundred and eighty or expressly exempted in 
said section twelve A from the provisions thereof, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 15. Every trustee, incorpo- Certain incor- 
rated or unincorporated, except a charitable corporation ulcm-porated"' 
subject to section twelve or twelve A of chapter one hundred ci,"rHabre^ 
and eighty or expressly exempted in said section twelve A trusts to file 

I ./ i annual reports 



34 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 43. 



with depart- 
ment of public 
welfare. 



Proviso. 



Action by 
attorney gen- 
eral in case of 
failure to file 
report, etc. 



from the provisions thereof, who holds in trust within the 
commonwealth property given, devised or bequeathed for 
benevolent, charitable, humane or philanthropic purposes 
and administers, or is under a duty to administer, the same 
in whole or in part for said purposes within the common- 
wealth shall annually, on or before November first, make to 
the department of public welfare a written report for the 
last preceding financial year of such trust, showing the 
property so held and administered, the receipts and expendi- 
tures in connection therewith, the whole number and the 
average number of beneficiaries thereof, and such other 
information as the department requires; provided, that if 
any such trustee is required by law to file an account with 
the probate court, said department shall accept a copy 
thereof in lieu of the report hereinbefore required. Failure 
for two successive years to file such a report shall constitute 
a breach of trust within the meaning of section eight of 
chapter twelve and shall be reported by said department to 
the attorney general, who shall take such action as may be 
appropriate to compel compliance with this section. 

Approved February 18, 1931. 



Chap. 43 An Act establishing the financial year of the 
city of cambridge and regulating appropriations 
therein. 



Financial year 
in city of Cam- 
bridge in years 
1931 and in 
1932, and in 
each year 
thereafter. 



Appropriation 
for certain 
purposes for 
financial year 
in 1931. 



Appropriations 
by school 
committee for 
certain pur- 
poses for 
financial year 
in 1931. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The financial year of the city of Cambridge 
in nineteen hundred and thirty-one shall begin April first 
and end December thirty-first. In nineteen hundred and 
thirty-two and in each year thereafter, the financial year of 
said city shall begin January first and end December thirty- 
first. 

Section 2. For the financial year in nineteen hundred 
and thirty-one as estabHshed in section one, there shall be 
raised in the tax levy of said city not less than the sum of 
one milHon five hundred thousand dollars to be appropri- 
ated for the construction of school buildings, streets, pubHc 
buildings, and other construction projects, for which loans 
might otherwise be issued for terms of ten or more years, 
said sum being the approximate difference between the 
requirements for current expenses in said city for a financial 
period of twelve months and for one of nine months. 

Section 3. For the financial year in nineteen hundred 
and thirty-one as established in section one, there shall be 
raised in the tax levy and appropriated by the school com- 
mittee of said city for the purposes enumerated in section 
one of chapter one hundred and eighty-four of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-six, a sum not in excess of 
six dollars and fifty cents on each one thousand dollars of 
taxable property of the city, to be estimated by taking the 
average amount of taxable property during the three pre- 
ceding years. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 44. 35 

For the financial year beginning January first, nineteen Appropriations 
hundred and thirty-two and for each financial year there- co^mmittee for 
after, the school committee of said city shall make appropri- be^nnfng^jan- 
ations to be raised in the tax levy, in accordance with the "^^y i- 1932, 
provisions of said section one of said chapter one hundred enandaf y'ear 

and eighty-four. thereafter. 

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

Approved February 19, 1931. 



An Act authorizing the city of fall river to fund Chap. 44 

CERTAIN indebtedness AND ESTABLISHING A BOARD OF 

finance for said city. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Fall River for the purposes city of Fail 
specified in section four of this act may issue from time to usue'fr'Sm^ 
time bonds or notes to an amount, not exceeding three b^ds^or ^tes 
million five hundred thousand dollars, which shall bear on for specified 
their face the words, City of Fall River Funding Loan, Act p^^p°«^«- 



City of Fall 



ng 



of 1931. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate Riv^er°Fundi 
loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than ten lo^j"- ^<=t of 
years from their dates, but not in any event later than 
December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and forty-one. 
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 limitation contained in the first paragraph of section 
seven of said chapter, as revised by chapter three hundred 
and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
eight. The said city may issue temporary notes of the city 
payable in not more than one year from their dates, in 
anticipation of the issue of serial bonds or notes authorized 
by this section, but the time within which such serial bonds 
or notes shall become due and payable shall not, by reason 
of such temporary notes, be extended beyond the time 
fixed by this section. All notes issued in anticipation of 
the issue of said serial bonds or notes shall be paid from the 
proceeds thereof. Income and corporation taxes otherwise 
distributable in any year to said city by the commonwealth 
shall be set aside by the state treasurer to the extent of the 
principal and interest upon the loans authorized under this 
section due in said year, and shall be expended by him, to 
such extent only, for the payment thereof unless previously 
such principal and interest have been paid or payment 
thereof has been adequately provided 'for; and the amount 
of such taxes so set aside which is not required to be so 
expended shall be distributed as provided by law. Nothing Powers of 
herein contained shall be construed to abridge the power not^abridTed. 
of the general court to amend, alter or repeal the laws 
authorizing the imposition or distribution of said taxes. 

Section 2. The said city may also refund or extend from city may 
time to time for a period not extending beyond July first, tind" for "certain 



36 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 44. 



period, certain 
revenue loans. 



Receipts from 
collection of 
certain taxes to 
be appropriated 
for specific 
purposes. 



Fall River 
Board of 
Finance 
established. 



Bonds or notes, 
issue, etc. 



City may bor- 
row in anticipa- 
tion of revenue 
etc. 



Sums raised by 
authority of 
§} 1 and 2, to 
be used 
for specific 



nineteen hundred and thirty-three, revenue loans issued on 
account of the revenue of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirty and now outstanding, to an amount not exceeding 
one million dollars, the same to be outside the statutory 
hmit of indebtedness. None of the receipts from the col- 
lection of taxes assessed by said city for the year nineteen 
hundred and thirty and prior years shall be appropriated 
for any purpose other than for the payment of liabilities of 
said city outstanding on January first, nineteen hundred and 
thirty-one, or for the purposes specified in clause (e) of 
section four of this act, or for the payment of the loans 
authorized under this and the preceding sections, or either 
of them, and such payment shall be made only upon order 
of the Fall River Board of Finance, which is hereby estab- 
lished and hereinafter called the board. The board shall 
have entire and exclusive charge and authority, within the 
limitations prescribed in this act, in respect to the issuance 
of bonds or notes authorized under this and the preceding 
sections, or either of them, including the form, maturities, 
interest rate or discount, and the time of sale thereof, and 
shall take all action necessary for the complete carrying 
out of the provisions of this act relative to the issuance of 
such bonds or notes. Bonds or notes issued under authority 
of this and the preceding sections, or either of them, shall 
be issued at such times and in such amounts as may be 
determined by the board, and shall be signed by the treas- 
urer and collector of said city and countersigned by the 
board, notwithstanding any provision of chapter forty-four 
of the General Laws or of the charter of said city to the 
contrary. Bonds and notes issued under authority of this 
act shall, in favor of bona fide holders, be conclusively pre- 
sumed to have been duly and regularly authorized and 
issued in accordance with the provisions contained in this 
act, and no holder thereof shall be obliged to see to the 
existence of the purpose of the issue or to the regularity of 
any of the proceedings or to the application of the proceeds. 

Section 3. The said city may borrow in anticipation of 
revenue during the period in which the board remains in 
existence, in the manner and to the amount authorized by 
chapter forty-four of the General Laws, except as herein 
otherwise provided, but the amount of any loan issued in 
anticipation of the revenue of any year, which remains 
outstanding and unpaid on August first of the following 
year, shall be included in the amount to be assessed by the 
assessors of said city in the tax levy of said following year; 
or, if the tax rate has* already been fixed, a special tax levy 
for a sum sufficient to pay the amount of such loan remain- 
ing unpaid as aforesaid shall be assessed, committed and 
collected in the same manner as taxes for general municipal 
purposes. 

Section 4. The sums raised by authority of sections 
one and two of this act, or either of them, shall be used for 
the following purposes and only upon order of the board : — 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 44. 37 

(a) for the payment of any or all of the outstanding tempo- purposes and 
rary loans of the city authorized prior to January first, of'boar^°.°°'^ 
nineteen hundred and thirty-one, in anticipation of revenue 
under section four of chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws; (6) for satisfaction of all amounts appropriated, 
granted or lawfully expended by said city prior to January 
first, nineteen hundred and thirty-one, for which no pro- 
vision has been made in the last preceding annual assess- 
ment; (c) for the satisfaction of abatements on account of 
the tax assessments of the year nineteen hundred and thirty 
and of any year prior thereto heretofore or hereafter granted 
prior to December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and thirty- 
one, in excess of the overlay of such years; (d) for the 
payment of final judgment loans authorized prior to the 
passage of this act under the provisions of clause eleven of 
section seven of chapter forty-four of the General Laws; 
and (e) for the payment to the individuals, partnerships 
and corporations entitled thereto of refunds on account of 
taxes, assessed upon their respective property in the year 
nineteen hundred and thirty and in any year prior thereto, 
paid and abated on account of said years. No repayment No repayment 
of taxes shall be made or abatement granted except in of taxes!*"^" 
cases in which the provisions of law with respect to the except, etc. 
abatement of taxes have been complied with by the tax- 
payer; provided, however, that it shall not constitute a Proviso, 
bar to judgment in any proceeding for abatement that the 
petitioner has not paid his tax or that his property has 
been sold or taken for non-payment of taxes. In cases in pending 
which applications, complaints or appeals are or may be app®^*^*' ®**'- 
pending before the assessors of said city, the superior court, 
the county commissioners, or the board of tax appeals of 
the commonwealth, payment may be made under this 
act only upon a proper determination, judgment, order or 
finding; provided, that after the passage of this act no Proviso, 
consent to or agreement for the entry of any such deter- 
mination, judgment, order or finding shall be binding upon 
said city unless bearing the written approval of the board. 
The assessors of said city shall not be required by the pro- 
visions of section twenty-three of chapter fifty-nine of the 
General Laws to assess taxes for the purposes specified 
therein to the extent that the same shall have been provided 
for under the provisions of this act. 

Section 5. That part of the aggregate net earnings in Aggregate net 
any year of the sinking funds established by said city for ^nkinrfunds 
other than water supply purposes prior to the passage of p^or'to^passage 
this act which, as determined by the board, shall be in of act, excess, 
excess of so much thereof as will, together with the aggre- °'^ "** ' ^ '^' 
gate amount of said funds and their accumulations, be 
sufficient to extinguish at maturity the debts for which 
said funds were estabhshed, shall upon order of the board 
be used by the city to pay the interest due in said year upon 
said debts, but only to the extent that such use does not 
violate existing contract rights; and to the extent the 



38 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 44. 



Fall River 
Board of 
Finance, 
appointment, 
terms, etc. 



Chairman. 
Vacancy. 



What shall con- 
stitute action 
of board. 



Annual report. 



Board may 
employ experts, 
counsel, etc. 



May incur 
expenses in 
anticipation of 
appropriation. 



Board to have 
supervision 
over financial 
affairs of 
city, etc. 



No city depart- 
ment to expend 
money, except, 
etc. 



aggregate net earnings are so used, said city shall not be 
required to raise from taxation the amount of interest due 
on said debts. 

Section 6. The governor, with the advice and consent 
of the executive council, shall appoint a board of three 
persons, citizens of this commonwealth, at least one of whom 
shall be a resident of the city of Fall River, to be known as 
the Fall River Board of Finance. Of the members of the 
board first appointed, one shall be appointed to serve until 
the first Monday in January in the year nineteen hundred 
and thirty-three, one until the first Monday in January in 
the year nineteen hundred and thirty-five, and one until 
the first Monday in January in the year nineteen hundred 
and thirty-seven, and thereafter as the term of a member 
expires, the governor, with hke advice and consent, shall 
appoint his successor, to serve for six years from the ex- 
piration of such term. Each such member shall hold office 
until the qualification of his successor. The governor, with 
hke advice and consent, shall, from time to time, designate 
one of the members as chairman, shall fix the compensa- 
tion of the members, may remove any member and shall 
fill any vacancy in the board for the unexpired term. The 
action of any two of the members shall constitute the 
action of the board; and whenever any action by the board 
is required by this act to be in writing, such writing shall 
be sufficient when signed by any two of the members. The 
board shall make an annual report in January of each year 
to the general court. 

Section 7. The board may employ such experts, counsel 
and other assistants, and incur such other expenses as it 
may deem necessary. A sum sufficient to cover the com- 
pensation of the members of the board and such further 
sum as the board shall certify as necessary for its expenses 
as aforesaid shall be appropriated each year by said city 
and shall be paid by said city upon the requisition of the 
board. The board shall have the same right to incur ex- 
penses in anticipation of its appropriation as if it were a 
regular department of said city; and in the event that no 
such appropriation shall be made, the board may expend in 
any one year a sum not exceeding in the aggregate the 
compensation of its members and its necessary expenses as 
certified by it as aforesaid. The city shall provide ap- 
propriate offices and quarters for the use of the board and 
of such of its assistants as it shall designate. 

Section 8. The board shall have supervision over the 
financial affairs of said city, and no appropriations shall be 
made, and no debt incurred, except with the approval or 
upon the recommendation or requisition of the board, 
which approval, recommendation or requisition shall be in 
writing. No department of said city, including, without 
limiting the generality of the foregoing, the school and 
poUce departments, shall expend any money or incur any 
liabihty except with the written approval of the board; 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 44. 39 

provided that the board may at any time and from time to Proviso, 
time authorize in writing any department of said city to 
make expenditures or incur habiHties without such ap- 
proval until further notice from the board. The board may Board may 
make recommendations in writing to the city council, the menda'tlonTln 
school committee, the police commission, the reservoir com- writing to city 

,,'" .. ' . council, etc. 

mission, and all other commissions, boards, committees, 
and officers having charge of any of the city's affairs. Sec- 
tions thirty-seven to forty-four inclusive of chapter forty- 
three of the General Laws shall not apply to acts of the 
city council in adopting recommendations of the board. 
Section thirty-one of chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws shall apply to all departments of said city, including, 
without limiting the generality of the foregoing, its police 
and school departments; and further said section shall be 
construed to prohibit the incurring of liabilities by its 
police department or by its school department for salaries 
or compensation of any persons serving in the department, 
in excess of the appropriation or item appropriating money 
for such purpose, notwithstanding the common law or any 
provision of statutory law to the contrary. 

Section 9. The board shall, from time to time, appoint Board to ap- 
from the registered voters of said city an auditor, a treas- fr°ifsurer a*nd' 
urer and collector and three assessors of said city, who shall ?u"f?*°/' i'i'J^ 

,,. . •^' three assessors, 

hold their respective oifaces, and be subject to removal, at etc. 
the pleasure of the board. It shall, from time to time, fix 
the compensation of such officers, which shall be appro- 
priated each year and paid by said city upon the requisi- 
tion of the board. The persons now lawfully holding such 
offices shall continue to hold the same until their successors 
are appointed as herein provided and shall have qualified 
as required by law. 

Section 10. Notwithstanding any provision in the Abatement of 
statutes to the contrary, no abatement of a tax shall be ^^^^^' ^^^' 
granted by the assessors of said city in excess of five hun- 
dred dollars, except with the approval in writing of the board 
of finance. The board may rebate any and all taxes and 
charges upon property purchased or taken by the city for 
non-payment of taxes and may order the release to any 
person, firm or corporation having an interest in such prop- 
erty, or their heirs or assigns, of all its right, title and in- 
terest in any such property, upon such terms and condi- 
tions as it may deem advisable, which release when signed 
by the chairman of the board shall discharge the lien or 
interest so acquired. The board may order the assessors 
to abate taxes to such extent as it may determine them to 
be excessive or uncollectible, but nothing herein contained 
shall abridge the rights of taxpayers to seek abatements as 
provided by law. 

Section 1L For the purpose of enabling the board to May require 
perform its duties hereunder, it shall have power to require tesUmonTo""*^ 
the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the pro- witnesses, etc. 
duction of all books, papers, contracts and documents re- 



40 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 44. 



Fees. 



Oaths. 



Rules and regu- 
lations for con- 
duct of hearings. 



Court order 
upon refusal to 
attend, etc. 



Penalty. 



Issue of com- 
mission for 
examination of 
person without 
common- 
wealth, etc. 



Incriminating 
testimony, 
etc., not 
compelled. 



When powers 
and duties of 
board shall 
cease and its 
existence 
terminate. 



lating to the affairs of said city, or which may be material 
in the opinion of the board to the performance of its duties. 
Such witnesses shall be summoned in the same manner and 
be paid the same fees as witnesses in civil cases before the 
courts. Witnesses may be represented by counsel, who may 
offer additional testimony by consent of the board. The 
chairman or any other member of the board may administer 
oaths to or take the affirmation of witnesses appearing before 
it, and the board may prescribe reasonable rules and regu- 
lations for the conduct of hearings and the giving of testi- 
mony. 

Section 12. If any person so summoned and paid shall 
refuse to attend, or to be sworn, or to affirm, or to answer 
any question, or to produce any book, paper, contract or 
document pertinent to the matter of inquiry in considera- 
tion before the board, a justice of the supreme judicial court 
or of the superior court, in his discretion, upon application 
by the board or any member thereof, authorized thereto by 
vote of the board, may issue an order requiring such person 
to appear before the board, and to produce such books, 
papers, contracts and documents and to give evidence 
touching the matter in question. Any failure to obey such 
order of the court may be punished by such court as a 
contempt thereof. 

Section 13. Any person so summoned and paid who 
shall refuse to attend, or to be sworn, or to affirm, or to 
answer any question, or to produce any book, paper, con- 
tract or document pertinent to the matter of inquiry in 
consideration before the board, and any person who wilfully 
interrupts or disturbs, or is disorderly at, any hearing of the 
board shall be punished by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars, 
or by imprisonment for not more than thirty days, or by* 
both such fine and imprisonment. 

Section 14. Upon apphcation by the board to any 
justice of the supreme judicial court or of the superior 
court, the said justice may issue a commission to one or 
more competent persons in another state for the examination 
of a person without this commonwealth relative to any 
matter within the scope of the said investigation or of this 
act. The testimony of such person may be taken by open 
commission, or otherwise under the procedure, so far as the 
same may be applicable, provided by section forty-two of 
chapter two hundred and thirty-three of the General Laws, 
and the said justice may issue letters rogatory in support 
of said commission. 

Section 15. Nothing in this act shall be construed to 
compel any person to give any testimony or to produce any 
evidence, documentary or otherwise, which may tend to 
incriminate him. 

Section 16. On the thirty-first day of December next 
succeeding the date on which the last outstanding bond or 
note issued under section one or two hereof shall have been 
paid and discharged, or a sum sufficient to pay and dis- 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 45. 41 

charge such bond or note shall have been set aside and 
deposited in trust therefor, the powers and duties of the 
board shall cease and its existence shall terminate. The Operation of 
operation of such part of any statute as is inconsistent with statuteflus- 
the provisions of this act, in so far and to the extent that it p®^?^^^ I^^'^of 
applies to the city of Fall River or to any of its interests or board continue 
affairs, shall be suspended so long as the powers and duties effMt.'etc. 
of the board continue to be in effect hereunder. Every 
reference in this act to any statute shall be construed to 
include all amendments thereto in force at the time of the 
passage hereof. 

Section 17. The provisions of this act shall be incorpo- Provisions of 
rated by reference in the terms and conditions of the bonds corporafed°by 
and notes issued under authority hereof, and shall con- temreti'^of 
stitute an essential part of the contract or agreement of the bonds', etc' 
city with the holders thereof; and until all of said bonds and 
notes, together with interest thereon, shall have been paid 
in full, or a sum sufficient for such payment shall have been 
set aside and deposited in trust therefor, the powers and 
duties of the board as herein specified shall not be diminished 
or abrogated except upon petition of or with the approval 
of the board. The bonds and notes issued under authority 
of this act, if otherwise negotiable, shall not be rendered 
non-negotiable by anything in this act contained. 

Section 18. If any part, clause, subdivision or section unconstitution- 
of this act shall be declared unconstitutional the validity of part o/aJt^t 
its remaining provisions shall not be affected thereby. [° ''o^^remalnfn 

Section 19. This act shall take effect upon its passage, provisions. 

Approved February 19, 1931. 

An Act authorizing the town of Greenfield to use (Jji^j) 45 

AS A PUBLIC PARK AND AS PARKWAYS A CERTAIN PARCEL ^' 

OF LAND KNOWN AS "tHE COMMON " IN SAID TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Greenfield is hereby authorized Town of oreen- 
to use as a public park and as parkways the land known as as a p^bHc'^^ 
"The Common", substantially quadrangular in shape and parkways a^ 
bounded by Main street, by various parcels of land abutting '^ft^'^ p^^rcei 

•1 -w-^ t T-» 11 1 ^* l3.ncl known 

upon a way known as Bank Row, and by a way known as as "The ^ 
Clay Hill, and by various parcels of land abutting on a way ^"^^wn" "* 
known as Court Square; all as shown on plan entitled, 
"Plan showing Greenfield Common", filed February twenty- 
first, nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, in the office of 
the town clerk of said town; and such land and the structures 
thereon shall be under the same care and control as land 
taken by the town for park purposes. 

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

Approved February 20, 1931. 



42 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 46,47. 



Town of 
Belmont may 
revoke its 
acceptance of 
the tenement 
house law, 
so-called. 



Chap. 46 An Act authorizing the town of belmont to revoke 

ITS ACCEPTANCE OF THE TENEMENT HOUSE LAW, SO- 
CALLED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There may be submitted at any town meet- 
ing in the town of Belmont, held within two years after the 
passage of this act, the question of the revocation of its 
acceptance of chapter six hundred and thirty-five of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twelve, being an act relative 
to tenement houses in towns, and if a majority of the town 
meeting members of said town voting thereon vote in favor 
of such revocation, then the provisions of chapter one hun- 
dred and forty-five of the General Laws shall not apply in 
said town. Nothing herein contained shall prevent said 
town from again accepting the provisions of said chapter one 
hundred and forty-five after the revocation of its acceptance 
thereof. 

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

Approved February 20, 1931. 



Chap. 47 An Act removing certain heavy slow moving motor 

PROPELLED vehicles FROM THE OPERATION OF THE MOTOR 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G. L. 90, § 1, 
etc., amended. 



VEHICLE LAWS. 

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: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter ninety of the General 
Laws, as most recently amended by section one of chapter 
three hundred and thirty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirty, is hereby further amended by striking out the 
paragraph defining ''Motor vehicles", as appearing in said 
section one of said chapter three hundred and thirty-two, 
and inserting in place thereof the following : — 

"Motor vehicles", automobiles, semi-trailer units, motor 
cycles and all other vehicles propelled by power other^than 
muscular power, except railroad and railway cars and 
motor vehicles running only upon rails or tracks, road 
rollers, street sprinklers, snow loaders, power excavators, 
power graders and concrete mixers. 

Section 2. Said chapter ninety is hereby further 
amended by striking out section one A, inserted by section 
one of chapter three hundred and forty-six of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-five and as most recently 
amended by section two of said chapter three hundred and 
thirty-two, and inserting in place thereof the following : — 
Section lA. No motor vehicle or trailer, except one owned 
oTcertain motor by a pcfson, firm or corporation, for the operation of which 



" Motor 

vehicles", 

definition. 



G. L. 90, § lA, 
etc., amended. 



Applications 
for registration 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 47. 43 

security is required to be furnished under section forty-six trailers to be 
of chapter one hundred and fifty-nine, or one owned by any certi™c^^e*L to 
other corporation subject to the supervision and control of {faMitrpoiicy. 
the department of pubHc utiKties or by a street railway bond or deposit, 
company under pubhc control, or by the commonwealth or ® '^' 
any pohtical subdivision thereof, shall be registered under 
sections two to five, inclusive, unless the application therefor 
is accompanied by a certificate as defined in section thirty- 
four A. Ambulances, fire engines and apparatus, police Certain motor 
patrol wagons and other vehicles used by the police de- JubjMMo^ 
partment of any city or town or park board solely for the of'^secu^^'^*^^ 
official business of such department or board (whether or not 
owned as aforesaid) shall not be subject to the requirements 
of this section. 

Section 3. Section two of said chapter ninety, as most c. l. 9o, § 2, 
recently amended by section three of said chapter three ^ °' ^"^^^ 
hundred and thirty-two, is hereby further amended by strik- 
ing out the seventh paragraph and inserting in place thereof 
the following : — 

The registrar shall furnish at his office, without charge, to Number plates 
every person whose vehicle is registered under this chapter, v°ehkfesTfur- 
two number plates of suitable design, each number plate to ^^^^^^s, etc. 
have displayed upon it the register number assigned to that 
vehicle; provided, that number plates assigned to ambu- Proviso, 
lances, fire engines and apparatus, pohce patrol wagons and 
other vehicles used by the police department of any city or 
town or park board solely for the official business of such 
department or board may be of a distinctive type or types. 
The number plates so furnished shall, except as provided 
by section nine, be valid only for the year for which they 
are issued. 

Section 4. Section ten of said chapter ninety, as most g. l. 90, 1 10. 
recently amended by section four of said chapter three ^^''■' ^^^nded. 
hundred and thirty-two, is hereby further amended by strik- 
ing out the last sentence. 

Section 5. Section thirty-three of said chapter ninety, g.l. 90, §33. 
as most recently amended by chapter three hundred and etc- amended, 
ninety-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, is 
hereby further amended by striking out the paragraph, in- 
serted by section five of said chapter three hundred and 
thirty-two, and inserting in place thereof the following : — 

For the registration of every ambulance, fire engine Nofeef9r 
or apparatus, pohce patrol wagon or other vehicle used by clftafn ambC- 
the police department of any city or town or park board lances, fire 
solely for the official business of such department or board, ®°^"^^^' 
no fee shall be collected hereunder. 

Approved February 20, 1931. 



44 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 48,49. 



Town of Wal- 
pole may erect 
a memorial 
building on 
certain land of 
said town used 
for park 
purposes. 



Chap. 48 An Act authorizing the town of walpole to erect a 

MEMORIAL BUILDING ON CERTAIN LAND OF SAID TOWN 
USED FOR PARK PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Walpole is hereby authorized 
to use as a site for a memorial building and its appurtenances 
SO much of certain land on Stone street in said town, owned 
by said town and used for park purposes, as the committee 
for the erection of the said building, appointed under au- 
thority of a vote taken at a meeting of said town held 
September twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and thirty, may, 
subject to the approval of the voters of said town as spec- 
ified in said vote, determine; and may erect such a building 
thereon, to which the limitation as to ground area con- 
tained in section seven of chapter forty-five of the General 
Laws shall not apply. 

Section 2. The action taken and votes passed by said 
town at said meeting in relation to said building, in so. far 
as the same may have been invalid by reason of the pro- 
visions of said chapter forty-five, are hereby validated and 
confirmed. 

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

Approved February 20, 1931. , 



Action taken 
and votes 
passed at cer- 
tain town meet- 
ing validated 
and confirnied. 



Chav 49 ^^ ^^'^ relative to glass bottles or jars intended to 

BE USED IN THE SALE OF LUBRICATING OILS. 



G. L. 98, new 
section after 
§ 14. 

Manufacture of 
glass bottles or 
jars intended 
to be used in 
the sale of 
lubricating oils, 
regulated. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter ninety-eight of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after section fourteen the following 
new section: — Section I4A. Glass bottles or jars intended 
to be used in the sale of lubricating oil shall be made of 
clear, uncolored glass and shall be manufactured only in the 
following capacities: two quarts, one quart, or one pint, 
Massachusetts standard liquid measure. Each bottle or jar 
shall have its capacity clearly blown in the glass and shall 
be sealed by the manufacturer thereof, as hereinafter pro- 
vided, or by a sealer of the town where the user resides or 
has a usual place of business. The director shall prescribe 
regulations, including specifications and tolerances, govern- 
ing the seahng of such bottles or jars by the manufacturer 
and may authorize such seahng by any manufacturer upon 
his written agreement to comply with such regulations. The 
director may at any time, for cause, revoke the authority 
so given by him to any manufacturer. When sealed by the 
manufacturer, such bottles or jars shall have clearly blown 
therein his name, initials or trade mark, and any other 
designating marks which the director may authorize or 
require. The sealing of such bottles or jars by the manu- 
facturer shall not exempt the user from the laws relating to 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 50,51. 45 

the giving of false or insufficient measure, the using of a 
false measure, or having in his possession a false measure 
with intent to use. Sealers of the town where the user inspection, 
resides or has a usual place of business shall at least an- 
nually inspect bottles or jars marked and sealed in accord- 
ance with this section and shall make a record of such in- 
spections. When once sealed as herein required, such 
bottles and jars need not again be sealed while in the same 
condition as when first sealed. 

Approved February 20, 1931. 

An Act authorizing the trustees of the public library Qhd^ 5Q 

OF THE CITY OF BOSTON TO TAKE AND HOLD ADDITIONAL ^' 
REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section two of chapter one hundred and fourteen of the i878, ii4, § 2, 
acts of eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, as amended by ^ ''" ^™^" 
chapter one hundred and sixteen of the Special Acts of nine- 
teen hundred and nineteen, is hereby further amended by 
striking out, in the third line, the word "ten" and in- 
serting in place thereof the word : — twenty, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 2. Said corporation shall have Trustees of the 
authority to take and hold real and personal estate to an oAhe'city^oF 
amount not exceeding twenty milhon dollars, which may be fa°ke an™hoid 
given, granted, bequeathed or devised to it, and accepted additional real 
by the trustees for the benefit of the public library of the p?opefty°°'^ 
city of Boston or any branch library, or any purpose con- 
nected therewith. Money received by it shall be invested 
by the treasurer of the city of Boston under the direction 
of said corporation; and all securities belonging to said 
corporation shall be placed in the custody of said treasurer: 
provided, always, that both the principal and income thereof Proviso, 
shall be invested and appropriated according to the terms 
of the donation, devise or bequest. 

Approved February 20, 1931. 

An Act authorizing the county commissioners of (Jfidj) 51 

WORCESTER COUNTY TO CONSTRUCT A COUNTY HIGHWAY 
IN THE TOWNS OF BOYLSTON AND WEST BOYLSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the county of vvorcester 
Worcester are hereby authorized to lay out and construct sCniers ma^™'^" 
a county highway in the towns of Boylston and West Boylston cons^trucTif 
in said county, from a point in the so-called Worcester- county high- 
Chnton road in that part of Boylston known as Morning- ^faoyiston^and 
dale to a point in Brier lane at or near the so-called Hunting g^®^* Boylston, 
place in said town of West Boylston; and for such purpose 
said commissioners may exercise all the powers conferred 
by general law relative to the laying out and construction 
of highways to the same extent as if they had adjudicated 



46 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 52. 



Expenditure. 



Submission to 
Worcester 
county com- 
missioners, etc. 



that common convenience and necessity required the same 
upon proceedings instituted under chapter eighty-two of 
the General Laws and the provisions of said chapter shall 
apply to such laying out and construction except as herein 
otherwise provided. 

Section 2. For the purposes of section one, the said 
commissioners, on behalf of the county of Worcester, may 
expend from the county appropriations for highways au- 
thorized in the years nineteen hundred and thirty-one and 
nineteen hundred and thirty-two, or either of said years, 
sums not exceeding, in the aggregate, fifty thousand dollars; 
or they may borrow for said purposes, on the credit of the 
county, sums not exceeding said aggregate amount, and 
may issue notes of the county therefor, payable in not more 
than one year from their respective dates of issue, subject 
to the provisions of chapter thirty-five of the General Laws. 
Said notes shall be signed by the treasurer of said county 
and countersigned by the said commissioners. Any sum 
or sums heretofore or hereafter expended by said com- 
missioners in their capacity as trustees for the Worcester 
county tuberculosis hospital district on account of any work 
heretofore or hereafter done in the laying out or construction 
of such way shall be repaid to said district by said com- 
missioners from the funds appropriated or raised as afore- 
said; and all sums so repaid shall be applied to the costs 
of construction of said hospital or to the payment of loans 
issued to meet such costs. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance during the current year by the county commissioners 
of the county of Worcester, but not otherwise. 

Approved February 20, 1931. 



Museum of Fine 
Arts may hold 
additional real 
and personal 
estate. 



Chap. 52 ^N ^^'^ AUTHORIZING THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS TO HOLD 
ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. In addition to the land from time to time 
owned and occupied by the Museum of Fine Arts and the 
buildings erected or which may be erected thereon and the 
works of art from time to time contained therein, said cor- 
poration may receive by gift, devise, bequest or otherwise, 
and may hold and use for the purposes for which it was 
incorporated, real and personal estate to an amount not 
exceeding twenty million dollars. 

Section 2. So far as inconsistent with the provisions of 
section one of this act, section one of chapter five hundred 
and forty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twelve, 
chapter one hundred and seven of the Special Acts of nine- 
teen hundred and nineteen and chapter sixty-one of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-five are hereby repealed. 

Approved February 20, 1931, 



Certain incon- 
sistent provi- 
sions repealed. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 53,54. 47 

An Act relative to the salary of the mayor of the QJidj) 53 

CITY of PEABODY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1, Section eight of chapter three hundred of 'mendld "''' ^ ^' 
the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen is hereby 
amended by striking out, in the third hne, the words ''two 
thousand" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
thirty-five hundred, — so as to read as follows: — Section 8. Mayor, salary. 
The mayor shall receive for his services such salary as the 
city council by ordinance shall determine, not exceeding 
thirty-five hundred dollars a year, and he shall receive no 
other compensation from the city. His salary shall not be 
increased or diminished during the term for which he is 
elected. The council may, by a two thirds vote of all its Council, salary, 
members, taken by call of the yeas and nays, establish a 
salary for its members not exceeding two hundred and 
fifty dollars each a year. Such salary may be reduced, but 
no increase therein shall be made to take effect during the 
year in which the increase is voted. 

Section 2. The city of Peabody may, by ordinance salary of 
duly passed and adopted during the current year, increase Tnc^^^sSYy ^ 
the salary of the mayor of said city to a sum not in excess ordinance, etc. 
of the maximum salary set forth in section eight of chapter 
three hundred of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and 
sixteen, as amended by section one of this act, and the 
salary as so increased shall become effective on the first 
Monday of January, nineteen hundred and thirty-two, 
notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary in said 
section eight, as so amended. 

Section 3. This act shall be submitted for acceptance ^0^^^^'^^^.°° *° 
to the registered voters of the city of Peabody at its next 
regular 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 thirty-one, entitled 'An Act 
relative to the salary of the mayor of the city of Peabody', 
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 20, 1931. 



An Act authorizing the town of stoughton to borrow QJiap, 54 
money for sewerage purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a system Town of 
of sewers, the town of Stoughton may from time to time, borrow mo^y^ 
within a period of five years from the passage of this act, p^^o'^lg^^^ 
borrow such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in 
the aggregate, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and 



48 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 55,56. 



Stoughton 
SeweraRe Loan, 
Act of 1931. 



may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Stoughton Sewerage Loan, Act of 1931. 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and 
such loans shall be payable in not more than thirty years 
from their dates. Indebtedness incurred under this act 
shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as 
provided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws, including the limitation contained in the 
first paragraph of section seven thereof as revised by chap- 
ter three hundred and twentj^-four of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-eight. 

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

Approved February 21, 1931. 



Chap. 55 An Act authorizing the town of braintree to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Town of 
Braintree may 
borrow money 
for school 
purposes. 



Braintree 
School Loan, 
Act of 1931. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing new school 
buildings and/or additions to school buildings where such 
additions increase the floor space, and of originally equip- 
ping and furnishing said buildings and/or additions, the 
town of Braintree 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, 
six hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and may issue 
bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the 
words, Braintree School Loan, Act of 1931. Each author- 
ized 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 provided herein, be subject to 
chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the 
limitation contained in the first paragraph of section seven 
thereof, as revised by chapter three hundred and twenty- 
four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight. 

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

Approved February 21, 1931. 



Chap. 56 An Act authorizing the county of Worcester to pro- 
vide adequate accommodations for the central 

DISTRICT court OF WORCESTER, THE WORCESTER DIS- 
TRICT REGISTRY OF DEEDS AND CERTAIN OTHER COUNTY 
ACTIVITIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Worcester SECTION 1. For the purpose of providing accommoda- 

countv com- .... . 

missioners may tions and facilities in the city of Worcester for the central 
quTte^Tccom- district court of Worcester and additional accommodations 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 57. 49 

and facilities for the Worcester district registry of deeds and ^°'|fJ;JtS^°'^ 
other county departments now housed in the court house district court 
at said Worcester, the county commissioners of Worcester etc. °'"''®®*'''" 
county may erect on land owned by said county in said 
Worcester and westerly of the present court house therein, 
a suitable building for the purposes aforesaid, and may 
equip and furnish the same. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, the treasurer of u°e"r may"^^^^" 
said county, with the approval of the county commissioners, borrow money. 
may borrow from time to time on the credit of the county, 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggre- 
gate, four hundred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds 
or notes of the county therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Worcester County Court House Loan, Act Sun?y court 
of 1931. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate House Loan, 
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. 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 Submission to 
during the current year by the county commissioners of cIuntTcom- 
said county, but not otherwise. missioners, etc. 

Approved February 21, 1931. 



An Act requiring reports by trial justices to the Qfiap, 57 

BOARD OF probation. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section ninety-nine of chapter two hundred ^„, J,ded.' ^ ^^' 
and seventy-six of the General Laws, as appearing in section 
one of chapter one hundred and seventy-nine of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, is hereby amended by in- 
serting after the word "officers" in the second line the words: 
— and of reports from trial justices, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 99. The board of probation shall pre- Board of pro- 
scribe the form of all records and of all reports from proba- andXtfeT"^ 
tion officers and of reports from trial justices, and shall 
make rules for the registration of reports and for the ex- 
change of information between the courts, ^t shall provide 
for such organization and co-operation* of the probation 
officers in the several courts as may seem advisable. To 
promote co-ordination in the probation work of the courts, 
the board may call a conference of any or all of the justices 
of the district courts and the Boston juvenile court, or a ' 
conference of any or all of the probation officers and as- 
sistant probation officers, and a member of the board shall 



50 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 58. 



G. L. 276, § 100 
amended. 



Probation 
officers, trial 
justices, and 
certain other 
public officers 
to transmit to 
board detailed 
reports of pro- 
bation work, 
cases coming 
before them, 
paroles, per- 
mits to be at 
liberty, etc. 



Record of 
certain cases 
to be kept, etc. 



Police officials 
to co-operate. 



Accessibility 
of information. 



Information by 
commissioner 
of correction 
and department 
of public 
welfare. 



preside. With the approval of the board, the commissioner 
of correction or the department of pubhc welfare may hold 
a conference with any or all of the probation officers to se- 
cure their co-operation in keeping trace of the whereabouts 
of persons who are at liberty from the prisons of the com- 
monwealth. The traveling expenses of said justices or 
officers in attending any conference herein named shall be 
paid as the other expenses of the respective courts are paid. 
Section 2. Section one hundred of said chapter two 
hundred and seventy-six, as appearing in said section one 
of said chapter one hundred and seventy-nine, is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word "court" in the fifth 
line the words: — , and trial justices shall transmit to the 
board reports of cases coming before them in such form and 
at such times as the board may require, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 100. Every probation officer, or the 
chief or senior probation officer of a court having more than 
one probation officer, shall transmit to the board of proba- 
tion, in such form and at such times as it shall require, 
detailed reports regarding the work of probation in the 
court, and trial justices shall transmit to the board reports 
of cases coming before them in such form and at such times 
as the board may require, and the commissioner of correc- 
tion, the penal institutions commissioner of Boston and the 
county commissioners of counties other than Suffolk shall 
transmit to the board, as aforesaid, detailed and complete 
records relative to all paroles and permits to be at liberty 
granted or issued by them, respectively, to the revoking of 
the same and to the length of time served on each sentence 
to imprisonment by each prisoner so released specifying the 
institution where each such sentence was served; and 
under the direction of the board a record shall be kept 
of all such cases as the board may require for the informa- 
tion of the justices and probation officers. Police officials 
shall co-operate with the board and the probation officers in 
obtaining and reporting information concerning persons on 
probation. The information so obtained and recorded 
shall be accessible at all times to the justices and officers of 
the courts, to the police commissioner of Boston, and to all 
chiefs of police and city marshals. The commissioner of 
correction and the department of public welfare shall at all 
times give to the board and the probation officers such in- 
formation as may be obtained from the records concerning 
prisoners under sentence or who have been released. 

Approved February 21, 1931. 



Chap. 58 -^N -^CT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WAKEFIELD TO BORROW 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Town of 

Wakefield may 
borrow money 
for school 
purposes. 



Be it enacted, etc, as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a school 
building and originally equipping and furnishing the same, 
the town of Wakefield may borrow from time to time, within 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 59. 51 

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, Wakefield g^j^oo^ Loan 
School Loan, Act of 1931, Each authorized issue shall con- Actof i93i. ' 
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 provided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws, exclusive of the limitation contained in the 
first paragraph of section seven thereof, as revised by chap- 
ter three hundred and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-eight. 

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

Approved February 24, 1931. 



An Act authorizing the borrowing of additional (JJiav. 59 

MONEY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW HOUSE OF 
CORRECTION FOR MIDDLESEX COUNTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter three hundred and i929, ssi §2. 

., », !■• iiiij J • amended. 

eighty-one of the acts of mneteen hundred and twenty-nine 

is hereby amended by inserting after the word "million" in 

the fifth line the words: — two hundred and fifty thousand, 

— so as to read as follows : — Section 2. For the purpose County 

aforesaid, the county treasurer of said county, with the boTrmrad'df-^ 

approval of the county commissioners, may borrow from tionai money. 

. '^ . iTc-ii 1 issue bonds, 

time to tune, on the credit of said county, such sums as etc., for con- 
may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, one new'^hoTse of 
milHon two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and may M[ddiel°ex ^""^ 
issue bonds or notes of the county therefor, which shall bear county. 
on their face the words, Middlesex County House of Cor- Middlesex 
rection Loan, Act of 1929. Each authorized issue shall S°corTec"k.n'^ 
constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be payable Y^^^' '^"^ °^ 
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 com- 
missioners may deem proper, but not for less than their 
par value. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall, ex- 
cept 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 

1 ■ ,1 , 1 J.1 i • • P Middlesex 

during the current year by the county commissioners 01 county com- 
Middlesex county, but not otherwise. missioners. etc 

Approved February 24, 1931. 



52 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 60, G1. 



Chap. 60 An Act further extending the time during which 

CERTAIN persons SUFFERING FROM PULMONARY TUBERCU- 
LOSIS MAY RECEIVE TEMPORARY CARE AND TREATMENT AT 
CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS. 



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 public health and convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter three hundred and eighty-five of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, as amended by 
chapter fifty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, 
is hereby further amended by striking out, in the fourth 
line, the word "thirty-one" and inserting in place thereof 
Temporary care ^]^g ^Qj.fj . — thirty-two, — SO as to read as follows: — Sec- 
tio7i 1. The department of public health may arrange for 
the admission, care and treatment, for periods not extend- 
ing beyond June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and thirty-two, 
at any institution within the commonwealth approved by the 
department, of persons suffering from pulmonary tubercu- 
losis who are residents of any of the cities or towns com- 
prising the territory of the Worcester county or Middlesex 
county tuberculosis hospital district or of the tuberculosis 
hospital district comprising Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop, 
and such arrangements shall be deemed to be satisfactory 
compliance with the provisions of sections seventy-eight to 
ninety, inclusive, of chapter one hundred and eleven of the 
General Laws requiring adequate hospital care for such 
persons. Approved February 26, 1931. 



1928, 385, § 1, 
etc., amended 



and treatment 
of residents 
of certain 
counties suffer- 
ing from 
pulmonary 
tuberculosis. 



Chap. 61 An Act authorizing the city of chicopee to borrow 

MONEY FOR BRIDGE PURPOSES. 



City of Chico- 
pee may borrow 
money for 
bridge 
purposes. 



Chicopee 
Bridge Loan, 
Act of 1931. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a bridge of 
stone or concrete or of iron superstructure to replace the 
present wooden bridge over the Chicopee river and for street 
construction necessary for proper approaches to the bridge, 
the city of Chicopee 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 and fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 
notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, 
Chicopee Bridge Loan, Act of 193 L 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 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 62. 53 

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 limitation contained in the 
first paragraph of section seven thereof as revised by chapter 
three hundred and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twent3^-eight. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 26, 1931. 

An Act relative to the classification of certain manu- QJidy g2 

FACTURING OR STORAGE RISKS OF MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE 
COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eighty of chapter one hundred and seventy-five of G- l. iv5. § so, 

etc 3>ni6ncl6cl 

the General Laws, as amended by chapter one hundred and 
sixty of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, by 
chapter one hundred and fifteen of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-six and by section one of chapter thirty-four 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after the word "risks" in the 
fourteenth line the words: — , or manufacturing or storage 
risks confined to lumber and woodworking only, — so that 
the first paragraph of said section eighty will read as follows : 
— Section 80. From time to time the directors of a mutual Mutual fire 
fire company may by vote fix and determine the percentages companies, 
of dividend or expiration return of premium to be paid on of^k!lfds^of°° 
expiring or cancelled policies which may, in their discretion, business written 
and with the written approval of the commissioner, and upon apportioning 
such conditions, if any, as he may prescribe, be different for dividends, etc. 
policies insuring for the same term against the different kinds 
of risks mentioned in the several provisions of the clause or 
clauses of section forty-seven under which such a company 
may transact business; and the percentage aforesaid for fire 
policies insuring farm risks, fireproof risks, including risks 
equipped with automatic sprinkler and fire alarm systems, 
or manufacturing or storage risks, or manufacturing or stor- 
age risks confined to lumber and woodworking only, may 
in like manner be different from that for policies insuring 
other risks against fire for the same term. Policies insuring 
risks in this commonwealth in the same classification shall 
have an equal rate of dividend or return of premium. If 
an assessment is levied under section eighty-three the rate 
thereof may be different for policies insuring risks in any 
classification from that for policies insuring other classifica- 
tions of risks for the same term; but poHcies insuring risks 
in the same classification shall have the same rate of assess- 
ment, and all funds of the company, actual and contingent, 
shall be available for the payment of any claim against it. 
Every policy placed in any classification made under this 
section shall, when issued, bear an endorsement, satisfactory 
to the commissioner, to the effect that it is so classified. 

Approved February 26, 1931. 



54 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 63. 



G. L. 33, I 60, 
etc., amended. 



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



Proviso. 



Chap. 63 An Act to grant to the marine corps league certain 

PRIVILEGES GRANTED TO OTHER WAR VETERANS' ORGANI- 
ZATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section sixty of chapter thirty-three of the 
General Laws, as appearing in chapter four hundred and 
sixty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four 
and as most recently amended by chapter seventy-two of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, is hereby further 
amended by inserting after the word "States" in the thirty- 
third line the words : — and regularly organized detachments 
of the Marine Corps League, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 60. No body of men, except the volunteer militia, 
the troops of the United States and the Ancient and Honor- 
able Artillery Company of Boston, except as provided in the 
following 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, 
uniforming, supporting or providing drill rooms or armories 
for any such body of men; provided, that associations wholly 
composed 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 return- 
ing from said service, and for escort duty at the burial of 
deceased soldiers, with the written permission of the aldermen 
of the 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 instruc- 
tion 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 pubHc; 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 regularly organized 
detachments of the Marine Corps League may drill and 
parade with firearms in pubhc, under the supervision of their 
duly authorized ofiicers; that 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 fire- 
arms, that the Society of Colonial Wars in the Common- 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 63. 55 

wealth 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 with 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, Proviso, 
that such drill or parade is not in contravention of the laws of 
the United States. 

Section 2. Section five of chapter forty of the General ^- nafVc^' 
Laws, as most recently amended in clause (12) by section two amended, 
of chapter forty-one of the acts of the current year, is hereby 
further amended by striking out said clause (12) and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — (12) For erecting head- cities and 
stones or other monuments at the graves of persons who appropHate 
served in the war of the revolution, the war of eighteen hun- money for 
dred and twelve, the Seminole war, the Mexican war or the of soldiers' 
war of the rebellion or who served in the military or naval oSIrva^ncloT 
service of the United States in the Spanish American war or fn®™o°^,j'''|. °^^ 
in the World war; for acquiring land by purchase or by triotic holidays 
eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine, purchasing, of^ce^takf^'"^^ 
erecting, equipping or dedicating buildings, or constructing ^r^anfzatkm^ 
or dedicating other suitable memorials, for the purpose of etc. 
properly commemorating the services and sacrifices of persons 
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 observ- 
ance of Memorial Day and other patriotic holidays under 
the auspices of the local posts of the Grand Army of the 
Repubhc, 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. and of local garrisons of the Army 
and Navy Union of the United States of America and of local 
chapters of the Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the 
American Revolution and of local detachments of the Marine 
Corps League and of a local camp of the Sons of Union 
Veterans of the Civil War in the case of a town in which there 
is no post of the Grand Army of the Republic; or for keeping 
in repair graves, monuments or other memorials erected to 
the memory of such persons or of its firemen and policemen 
who died from injuries received in the performance of their ' 
duties in the fire or police service or for decorating the graves 
of such firemen and policemen or for other memorial observ- 



56 



Acts, 1931.— Chaps. 64,65. 



ances 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 26, 1931. 



G. L. 175, 
§ 119A, 
amended. 



Proceeds of 
life insurance 
and annuity 



Chap. 64 An Act to protect persons entitled to the proceeds of 

LIFE INSURANCE AND ANNUITY POLICIES AND THE INCOME 
therefrom when RETAINED BY FOREIGN LIFE INSURANCE 
COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and nineteen A of chapter one hun- 
dred and seventy-five of the General Laws, inserted by 
chapter one hundred and sixty-eight of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-one, is hereby amended by striking 
out, in the fourth hne, the word "domestic", — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 119 A. If, under the terms of any 
annuity contract or policy of life insurance, or under any 
mconfeaHsing^ Written agreement supplemental thereto, issued by any life 
p'lrsons entitled company, the proceeds are retained by such company at 
to, protected, maturity or otherwise, no person entitled to any part of such 
proceeds, or any instalment of interest due or to become due 
thereon, shall be permitted to commute, anticipate, encum- 
ber, alienate or assign the same, or any part thereof, if such 
permission is expressly withheld by the terms of such con- 
tract, policy or supplemental agreement; and if such con- 
tract, pohcy or supplemental agreement so provides, no 
payments of interest or of principal shall be in any way sub- 
ject to such person's debts, contracts or engagements, nor 
to any judicial processes to levy upon or attach the same for 
payment thereof. No such company shall be required to 
segregate such funds but may hold them as a part of its 
general corporate funds. Approved February 26, 1931. 



Chap. 65 An Act authorizing the town of Rutland to borrow 

MONEY FOR WATER SUPPLY PURPOSES. 



Town of 
Rutland may 
borrow money 
for water sup- 
ply purposes. 



Rutland 
Water Loan, 
Act of 1931. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of extending its water 
mains and improving and enlarging its water distributing 
facilities, the town of Rutland may borrow, from time to 
time within 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, Rutland Water 
Loan, Act of 1931. Each authorized issue shall constitute 
a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid 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. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 3, 1931. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 66, 67, 68. 57 



An Act prohibiting, during certain months of the year, (JJiqt) QQ 
the use of beam or otter trawls in taking fish from 
certain waters of nantucket sound. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. It shall be unlawful during the months of Use of beam 

.. iTc 1 °'' '^tter trawls 

April, May and June for any person to use beam or otter in taking fish 
trawls to drag for fish in that part of the waters of Nantucket waterror"^ 
Sound bounded as follows: Beginning at Great Point in scfu"nd'^''rohib- 
the town of Nantucket, thence by an imaginary line to Ited during 
Monomoy Point in the town of Chatham, thence following ofyX.""" 
shore line around and to Succonnesset Point in the town of 
Mashpee, thence by an imaginary line to Cape Pogue in 
the town of Edgartown, thence by an imaginary line to Eel 
Point in the town of Nantucket, thence by shore line to the 
said Great Point. 

Section 2. Violation of this act shall be punished by a Penalty, 
fine of not less than twenty-five nor more than fifty dollars. 

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

Approved March 3, 1931. 

An Act relative to the taking of smelts from the (JJkij) 67 
waters of weweantic river within the town of ' ^' 
wareham by means of nets. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The selectmen of the town of Wareham may Taking of 
grant permits to inhabitants of the towns of Wareham, waters oT™ 
Rochester, Marion and Mattapoisett authorizing the taking )Juhi^"he "''^'' 
of smelts, between March first and April first, both dates town of ware- 
inclusive, from the waters of Weweantic river within the of'nets^ means 
limits of said town of Wareham, by means of nets, under authorized. 
such regulations as the said selectmen may deem advisable; 
provided, that such a net shall not contain more than five Proviso, 
square feet of net surface. Any person taking smelts during 
said period from said waters by means of nets shall not be 
subject to the provisions of section sixty-seven or sixty- 
nine of chapter one hundred and thirty of the General Laws 
if such smelts are taken as authorized hereunder, otherwise 
he shall be subject to such provisions. 

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

Approved March 3, 1931. 

An Act relative to the borrowing of money for the Chap. 68 
construction of a sewerage system in the town of 
falmouth. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and eighty-eight of the |^28^288, § 6. 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight is hereby amended *'"^" 
by striking out section six and inserting in place thereof the 



58 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 69. 



Town of 
Falmouth 
may borrow 
money, issue 
bonds, etc., 
for construction 
of a sewerage 
system. 



Falmouth 
Sewer Loan, 
Act of 1928. 



following : — Section 6. For the purpose of paying the 
necessary expenses and liabilities incurred or to be incurred by 
said town under this act, it may borrow from time to time, 
within a period of five years after this act is accepted, such 
sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, 
one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds 
or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, 
Falmouth Sewer Loan, Act of 1928. Each authorized issue 
shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be 
paid in not more than thirty years from their dates. In- 
debtedness incurred under this act shall be in excess of the 
statutory limit, but shall, except as provided herein, be sub- 
ject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, including the 
limitation contained in the first paragraph of section seven 
thereof, as revised by chapter three hundred and twenty-four 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight. 

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

Approved March 3, 1931. 



Chap. 69 An Act authorizing the city op Worcester to borrow 

MONEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF STREET CONSTRUCTION, PER- 
MANENT PAVING AND SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION IN SAID 
CITY. 



City of 

Worcester may 
borrow money 
for purpose of 
street construc- 
tion and 
permanent 
paving, etc. 



Worcester 
Street 

Improvement 
Loan, Act of 
1931. 



May borrow 
money for pur- 
pose of side- 
walk con- 
struction, etc. 



Worcester 
Sidewalk 
Construction 
Loan, Act of 
1931. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purposes of street construction and 
permanent paving in the city of Worcester, said city may 
borrow, from time to time within a period of two years from 
the passage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not 
exceeding, in the aggregate, one million two hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Worcester Street 
Improvement Loan, Act of 1931. Each authorized issue for 
the purposes aforesaid shall constitute a separate loan, and 
such loans shall be payable in not more than ten years from 
their dates. For the purpose of sidewalk construction of 
brick, stone, or concrete in the said city, said city may 
borrow, from time to time within a period of two years from 
the passage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not 
exceeding, in the aggregate, two hundred and fifty thousand, 
dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall 
bear on their face the words, Worcester Sidewalk Construc- 
tion Loan, Act of 1931. Each authorized issue for such side- 
walk construction shall constitute a separate loan, and such 
loans shall be payable in not more than five years from their 
dates. 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. Indebtedness 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, 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 70. 59 

as amended by chapter one hundred and thirty-eight of the 
acts of nineteen 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 3, 1931. 



An Act providing for a finance committee in the town (Jhny 70 

OF MANSFIELD. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter five hundred and amended ^ ^' 
eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twentj-- is 
hereby amended by striking out, in the fifteenth line, the 
words "overseers of the poor" and inserting in place thereof 
the words: — the board of public welfare, — by striking out, 
in the eighteenth line, the words "overseers of the poor" 
and inserting in place thereof the words: — boards of public 
welfare, — and by striking out the last sentence, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 3. Upon the election and quali- ^j^^vL 
fication of the selectmen as provided in section two, all the selectmen' to 
powers, rights, duties and liabihties conferred or imposed sudfe^OTsof 
by law upon the offices of water commissioners, municipal certain officers, 
light board, board of fire engineers, board of health, sinking 
fund commissioners, auditors and tree warden shall be 
transferred to and conferred and imposed upon the select- 
men, and the said offices shall be abolished. The aforesaid 
transfer of rights, powers, duties and liabilities shall not 
affect any liability incurred, contract made, fine, special 
assessment, rate, penalty, forfeiture or tax imposed before 
such transfer, nor any suit or other proceeding pending; 
and the selectmen elected hereunder shall in all respects 
and for all purposes whatsoever be the lawful successors of 
the said officers. The selectmen so elected and qualified 
shall also be the board of public welfare and surveyors of 
highways of the town, with all the powers and subject to 
all the duties conferred or imposed by law upon boards of 
public welfare and surveyors of highways. 

Section 2. Said chapter five hundred and eighty-six is 1920, 586, new 
hereby further amended by inserting after section three, §^3*'°'^ ^ *®'' 
under the caption. Finance Committee, the following new 
section: — Section 3 A. The selectmen shall appoint an Finance 
unpaid finance committee, consisting of five suitably quali- appointment. 
fied citizens of the town, who shall be designated in their *'""'"^' ^^'^■ 
initial appointments to serve as follows: — one for the term 
of one year, two for the term of two years, and two for the 
term of three years, from the date of their respective ap- 
pointments and until the qualification of their respective 
successors. Upon the expiration of the term of office of a 
member of said committee, his successor shall be appointed ■ 
by the selectmen for a term of three years. The selectmen 
may remove, for cause, any member of said committee. 



60 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 70. 



Vacancy. 



To be sworn. 



Chairman. 



1920, 586, § 4, 
amended. 



Town manager 
to submit to 
finance com- 
mittee estimate 
of expenditures, 
etc. 



1920, 586, § 5, 
and its caption, 
amended. 



Any vacancy occurring in the membership of said com- 
mittee shall be forthwith filled by the selectmen for the 
remainder of the unexpired term. The members of said 
committee shall, during their respective terms of office, be 
ineligible, either by appointment or by election, to any 
other town office. Said members shall be sworn to the 
faithful performance of their duties by the chairman of the 
selectmen or by any person authorized to administer oaths. 
The chairman of said committee shall, from time to time, 
be designated by the selectmen. 

Section 3. Section four of said chapter five hundred 
and eighty-six is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
second line, the word "selectmen" and inserting in place 
thereof the words: — finance committee, — - so as to read as 
follows: — Section 4. On or before the thirty-first day of 
December of each year, the town manager shall submit to 
the finance committee a careful, detailed estimate in writing 
of the probable expenditures of the town government for the 
ensuing fiscal year, stating the amount required to meet the 
interest and maturing bonds and notes or other outstand- 
ing indebtedness of the town, and showing specifically the 
amount necessarj^ to be provided for each fund and depart- 
ment. He shall also submit at the same time an estimate 
in writing of the amount of income from all sources of 
revenue, exclusive of taxes upon property, and of the prob- 
able amount required to be levied and raised by taxation 
to defray all expenses and liabilities of the town. For the 
purpose of enabling the town manager to make up the 
annual estimate of expenditures, all boards, officers, and 
committees of the town shall, upon his written request, 
furnish all information in their possession and submit to 
him in writing a detailed estimate of the appropriations re- 
quired for the efficient and proper conduct of their respective 
departments during the next fiscal year. 

Section 4. Said chapter five hundred and eighty-six is 
hereby further amended by striking out section five and its 
caption, and inserting in place thereof the following: — 



Finance 
committee to 
make annual 
report, etc. 



Annual Report of the Finance Committee. 

Section 5. All articles in the warrants for the annual and 
special town meetings requiring the appropriation of money 
shall be considered by the finance committee, who shall re- 
port thereon in writing to the town in said meetings, with 
their recommendations. The finance committee shall make 
a report in writing to the annual town meeting, which shall 
be published as a part of the annual town report, making 
such recommendations regarding the finances of the town 
and action thereon as they deem proper. Said committee 
shall also have and perform such powers and duties as may 
from time to time be conferred or imposed by by-law of 
the town under section sixteen of chapter thirty-nine of the 
General Laws. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 71,72. 61 

Section 5. The initial appointments to said finance when initial 

1 • 1 1 i j_ 1 J. appointments 

committee shall be made by the said selectmen not later to finance 
than thirty days following the acceptance of this act as "beT^^a"!'^'^'*" 
provided in section six. 

Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance to"v!rter8°etc 
by vote of said town at any town meeting in the current 
year; but, for the purposes of such acceptance, this act shall 
take effect upon its passage. Approved March 3, 1931. 



An Act permitting fishing with hook and line for Chap. 71 

OTHER THAN COMMERCIAL PURPOSES ON THE LORD's DAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section seventeen of chapter one hundred and thirty-six ^^jj^e^^.' ^ '^' 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in 
the third line, the words "hook, line," — and by inserting 
after the word "spear" in said line the following: — , or 
attempts to take or catch any fish for commercial purposes 
by using a hook and line, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 17. Whoever on the Lord's day discharges any fire- Penalty for 
arm for sport or in the pursuit of game, or attempts to take fir^^rmfletc, 
or catch any fish by using any net or spear, or attempts to °° Lord's day. 
take or catch any fish for commercial purposes by using a 
hook and line, shall be punished by a fine of not more than 
ten dollars. Prosecutions hereunder shall be commenced 
within thirty days after the offence was committed. 

Approved March 3, 1931. 



An Act relative to the removal or placing under- Chap. 72 

GROUND OF CERTAIN WIRES AND ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES 
IN THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter four hundred and ^mendld.^ ^' 
twenty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two 
is hereby amended by adding at the end of the first paragraph 
the following: — ; until April first, nineteen hundred and 
thirty-three, for Binney street; First street; until June first, 
nineteen hundred and thirty-four, for Bridge street; Otis 
street; until August first, nineteen hundred and thirty-five, 
for the remainder of Putnam avenue; Green street, from 
Central square to Landsdowne street; until July first, nine- 
teen hundred and thirty-six, for the remainder of River street; 
Inman street; until August first, nineteen hundred and 
thirty-seven, for Austin street; Oxford street; until August 
first, nineteen hundred and thirty-nine, for Concord avenue; 
until August first, nineteen hundred and forty, for Huron 
avenue from Garden street to Aberdeen avenue; until 
January first, nineteen hundred and forty-two, for Rindge 
avenue from Massachusetts avenue to Clifton street; Har- 
vey street; Appian way; Linnaean street, — so_that said 



62 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 72. 



Orders specify- 
ing streets 
from which 
wires, etc., 
shall be 
removed in 
city of 
Cambridge. 



Plan to be 
followed. 



1922. 428, § 6. 
amended. 



first paragraph will read as follows : — Section 2. Within 
thirty days after this act becomes effective, and on or before 
January fifteenth in each year thereafter while this act shall 
remain in force, the city electrician, with the approval of the 
mayor, shall issue an order in writing to each person, firm 
or corporation affected by such order, specifying the streets 
or parts of streets from which all wires, cables and conduc- 
tors, except those expressly exempted, shall be removed 
during the ensuing year. Except as hereinafter provided, in 
making such orders the city electrician shall proceed accord- 
ing to the following described plan, taking the streets in the 
order fixed and giving the said persons, firms and corporations 
until the respective dates specified for completing their work 
of removal from the said streets: Until January first, nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-four, for Massachusetts avenue; 
until January first, nineteen hundred and twenty-five, for 
Cambridge street; until January first, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-six, for Main street; Western avenue; until January 
first, nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, for Magazine 
street, from Central square, about one thousand feet; 
River street, from Central square, about one thousand feet; 
Brattle street, from Eliot square to James street; Mount 
Auburn street, from Eliot square to Hawthorne street; Boyl- 
ston street; Garden street from Massachusetts avenue to 
Chauncy street ; Peabody street ; Prospect street, from Cam- 
bridge street to Central square; until October first, nineteen 
hundred and twenty-eight, for Kirkland street; Mount 
Auburn street, from Putnam square to Eliot square; Putnam 
avenue, from Western avenue to Putnam square; Broadway; 
until January first, nineteen hundred and thirty, for Har- 
vard street; Portland street; until January first, nineteen 
hundred and thirty-two, for Hampshire street; Beach street; 
Mount Auburn street, from Hawthorne street to Belmont 
line; Brattle street, from James street to Mount Auburn 
street; Magazine street; until April first, nineteen hundred 
and thirty-three, for Binney street; First street; until June 
first, nineteen hundred and thirty-four, for Bridge street; 
Otis street; until August first, nineteen hundred and thirty- 
five, for the remainder of Putnam avenue ; Green street, from 
Central square to Landsdowne street; until July first, nine- 
teen hundred and thirty-six, for the remainder of River 
street; Inman street; until August first, nineteen hundred 
and thirty-seven, for Austin street; Oxford street; until 
August first, nineteen hundred and thirty-nine, for Concord 
avenue; until August first, nineteen hundred and forty, for 
Huron avenue from Garden street to Aberdeen avenue ; until 
January first, nineteen hundred and forty-two, for Rindge 
avenue from Massachusetts avenue to Clifton street; Har- 
vey street; Appian way; Linnaean street. 

Section 2. Section six of said chapter four hundred and 
twenty-eight is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"to" the first time it occurs in the second fine the words: — 
trackless trolley or, — and by inserting after the word "of" 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 73,74. 63 

in the fifth hne the words : — trackless trolley or, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 6. This act shall not apply to Not to apply to 
long distance telephone wires, or to trackless trolley or rail- appUan^s?^' 
way trolley, guard or span wires, or to posts for the support ®*''- 
of lamps exclusively, or to poles used exclusively for local 
distribution from underground wires, cables or conductors, 
or for the support of trackless trolley or railway trolley, guard 
or span wires, nor shall it revoke any rights already granted 
to any person, firm or corporation to place or maintain any 
conduits, pipes, wires, cables or conductors underground, but 
any such conduits, pipes, wires, cables or conductors laid 
hereafter in pursuance of any such grant shall be laid subject 
to such provisions of this act as are not inconsistent with said 
grant. For the purpose of this act, no wire, which is not 
connected with some central telephone office and does not 
extend twenty-five miles at least in a direct line from said 
central office, shall be deemed a long distance telephone wire. 
This act shall not apply to wires on a railroad right of way 
or to poles supporting the same outside the highway. 

Approved March 3, 1931. 

An Act to provide additional funds for the purpose (7/^^2) 73 
of providing a hospital for the middlesex county ^' 

tuberculosis hospital district. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter three hundred and 1928, 369, §i. 
sixty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, ^^''' '^'"®"^^'^- 
as amended by section one of chapter one hundred and 
seventy-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, is 
hereby further amended by inserting after the word "mil- 
lion" in the sixth line the words: — two hundred, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 1. For the purpose of pro- Middlesex 
viding a tuberculosis hospital for the Middlesex county rai"e*ifnd '^^ 
tuberculosis hospital district under the provisions of sections ^''p^'?'^ ^ 
seventy-eight to ninety, inclusive, of chapter one hundred to provide for 
and eleven of the General Laws, the county commissioners ho*Jl!ltIf"o°^'^ 
of said county may raise and expend a sum not exceeding ^j^^'A^'^l'^u®®'' 
two million two hundred and fifty thousand dollars subject losis hospital 
to the provisions of said sections. district. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance submission to 
during the current year by the county commissioners of coif,fty^com- 
Middlesex county, but not otherwise. missioners, etc. 

Approved March 3, 1931. 

An Act authorizing the city of Cambridge to use as a nhr.^ 74 

SITE FOR A MEMORIAL BUILDING TO SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND ^' 

marines a CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND BOUNDED BY CAM- 
BRIDGE STREET, MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE AND PEABODY 
STREET IN SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The city of Cambridge is hereby authorized to use as a site city of Cam- 
for a memorial building to soldiers, sailors and marines, to be use^^^ a^tfe 

for a memorial 



64 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 75,76. 



building to 
soldiers, sailors 
and marines 
a certain parcel 
of land 
hounded by 
Cambridge 
street, 

Massachusetts 
avenue and 
Peabody street 
in said city, 
etc. 



constructed in accordance with such plans as shall be ap- 
proved by the department of public utihties, a certain parcel 
of land in said city bounded by Cambridge street, Massa- 
chusetts avenue and Peabody street, free from all public 
rights and uses; except, however, that the use of said parcel 
shall be subject to the rights of the commonwealth acquired 
under chapter three hundred and fifty-three of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, subject to the rights of 
the Boston Elevated Railway Company, its successors and 
assigns, under chapter five hundred and twenty of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and six, subject to an easement owned by 
the commonwealth for the construction, maintenance and 
operation of a subway, incline, approaches and connections 
for street railway purposes to and through said parcel to a 
connection with surface railway tracks all as now constructed 
or hereafter altered under the authority of said chapter five 
hundred and twenty, and subject to a contract for the use 
thereof by the Boston Elevated Railway Company as de- 
scribed in an instrument recorded with Middlesex south 
district deeds, book forty-eight hundred and forty, page 
seventy-two. Approved March 3, 1931. 



Char). 75 -^^ Act relative to the exemption from local taxation 

OF CERTAIN PERSONAL PROPERTY. 



G. L. 59, § 5, 
el. twentieth, 
etc., amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section five of chapter fifty-nine of the General Laws, as 
most recently amended by sections nine and ten of chapter 
four hundred and sixteen of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirty, is hereby further amended by striking out clause 
twentieth and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
f^onUocrr Twentieth, The wearing apparel, farming utensils and cash 
taxation of qu hand of every person and the tools of his trade if a me- 

certain personal i-, j ij j_ j_ j- 

property. chauic, to any amount; and to an amount not exceeding a 

total value of one thousand dollars in respect to all the 
articles hereinafter specified in this clause, his household 
furniture and effects, including jewelry, plate, works of art, 
musical instruments, radios and garage or stable accessories, 
used or commonly kept in or about the dwelling which is 
the place of his domicile, and boats, fishing gear and nets 
owned and actually used by him in the prosecution of his 
business if engaged exclusively in commercial fishing. 

Approved March 3, 1931. 



Chap. 76 ^^ Act AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF LEOMINSTER TO BORROW 
MONEY FOR WATER SUPPLY PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of enlarging and improving 
its water supply, including the improvement of its present 
reservoirs, the city of Leominster may borrow, from time 
to time within five years from the passage of this act, such 



City of 
Leominster 
may borrow 
money for 
water supply 
purposes. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 77, 78, 79. 65 

sums as may be necessary, not exceeding in the aggregate 
one hundred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 
notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, 
Leominster Water Loan, Act of 193 L Each authorized {(eo"iinster 

111 • 1 111 111 "''•'-cr Loan, 

issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall Act of i93i. 
be paid in not more than fifteen years from their dates. 
Indebtedness incurred hereunder shall be outside the statu- 
tory limit of indebtedness but shall, except as herein pro- 
vided, be subject to the provisions of chapter forty-four of 
the General Laws. 

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

Approved March 4, 1931. 

An Act repealing certain provisions of law author- Qhav. 77 

IZING THE AMERICAN WOOLEN COMPANY OF MASSACHUSETTS 
TO ENGAGE IN THE BUSINESS OF AN ELECTRIC COMPANY 
IN THE TOWNS OF ACTON AND MAYNARD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter three hundred and fifty-four of the Special Acts i9i6 (S), 354, 
of nineteen hundred and sixteen is hereby repealed. repeae . 

Approved March 4, 1931. 

An Act authorizing the city of medford to use the Qhav 78 

BALANCE OF THE PROCEEDS OF A CERTAIN SCHOOL LOAN 
FOR OTHER SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The city of Medford may use the balance of the proceeds city of 
of the school loan authorized by chapter two hundred and use'Vhe'^™*^ 
thirty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty for the "^roceeds^of^a^ 
purpose of acquiring land for and/or constructing ele- certain school 
mentary school buildings in any section of said city and schoirpurposes. 
originally equipping and furnishing said buildings. 

Approved March 4, 1931. 

An Act relative to the sale of lands of low value Chav 79 

HELD BY A CITY OR TOWN UNDER TAX TITLES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section seventy-nine of chapter sixty of the g.l. eo, §79, 
General Laws, as amended by section six of chapter two ^tc, amended, 
hundred and forty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five, is hereby further amended by striking out, in 
the fourth, eleventh, seventeenth, twentieth and twenty- 
fourth lines respectively, the word "collector" and insert- 
ing in place thereof in each instance the word: — treasurer, 
— so as to read as follows: — Section 79. After two years inquiry into 
from the taking or purchase by a town of any lands for token°itc''"for 
non-payment of taxes, the commissioner may, and on "f'^^^gf b ®a* 
written application of its treasurer shall, inquire into the city or town. 



66 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 79. 



Sale of such 
lands by 
treasurer. 



Deed by 
treasurer. 



Title, when to 
be absolute. 



Disposition of 
surplus pro- 
ceeds from 
such sales. 



G. L. 60. § 80, 
etc., amended. 



Proceedings 
upon lack of 
bids, etc., at 
sale of low 
valued lands 
taken, etc., for 
non-payment 
of taxes. 



value of such lands. If the commissioner is of opinion that 
such lands are of insufficient value to meet the taxes, interest 
and charges, and all subsequent taxes and assessments 
thereon, together with the expenses of a foreclosure under 
section sixty-nine, he shall make affidavit of such finding, 
which shall be recorded in the registry of deeds for the dis- 
trict where the town is situated. 

Upon the recording thereof the treasurer may sell all the 
parcels included therein, severally or together, at public 
auction to the highest bidder, first giving notice of the time 
and place of sale by posting a notice of the sale in some 
convenient and public place in the town fourteen days at 
least before the sale. If the sale under this section shall not 
be made within four years from said taking or purchase, it 
shall be made by the treasurer for the time being when he 
deems best, or at once upon service on him of a written 
demand by any person interested therein. The treasurer 
shall execute and deliver to the highest bidder a deed, 
without covenant except that the sale has in all particulars 
been conducted according to law. Title taken pursuant to a 
sale under this section shall be absolute upon the recording 
of the deed of the treasurer in the proper registry of deeds 
within thirty days of its date. 

If the amount received from the sale is more than the 
taxes, interest and charges, and subsequent taxes and assess- 
ments, on all lands included in the sale, together with the 
expenses thereof, the balance shall be deposited with the 
town treasurer to be paid to the person entitled thereto, if 
demanded within five years, otherwise it shall enure to the 
town. If such surplus results from the sale of several 
parcels for a lump sum, it shall be held as aforesaid for 
the several owners in proportion to the prices at which the 
several parcels were originally taken or purchased by the 
town. 

Section 2. Section eighty of said chapter sixty, as 
amended by section seven of said chapter two hundred and 
forty-one, is hereby further amended by striking out, in the 
second, third, seventh, ninth and thirteenth lines respec- 
tively, the word "collector" and inserting in place thereof 
in each instance the word : — treasurer, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 80. If no person bids at such a sale 
and if the sale has been adjourned one or more times, the 
treasurer shall then and there make public declaration of the 
fact, and if no bid is then made he shall give public notice 
that he purchases for the town by which the tax is assessed ; 
or if the person to whom the land is sold does not within 
ten days pay to the treasurer the sum bid by him the sale 
shall be void and the town shall be deemed to be the pur- 
chaser of the land. If the town becomes the purchaser 
hereunder, the treasurer shall execute to it a deed which shall 
set forth the fact that no bid was made at the sale or that 
the purchaser failed to pay the amount bid, as the case may 
be. The title of the town to land conveyed by deed of the 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 80,81. 67 

treasurer under this section shall be absolute upon the re- 
cording of said deed in the proper registry of deeds within 
thirty days of its date. Approved March 4, 1931. 

An Act relative to the recording and registering of QJiqj) §q 

CERTIFIED copies OF CERTAIN INSTRUMENTS AFFECTING 
LAND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter thirty-six of the General Laws, as most recently g. l. 36, § i3. 
amended in section thirteen by chapter two hundred and e^<= • ^"^^n^^ed. 
sixty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, is 
hereby further amended by striking out said section and 
inserting in place thereof the following; — Section 13. If a Recording and 
deed or other writing affecting land has been recorded in a ceftified'ropies 
registry of deeds or registered in a registry district of the land fnJtm'ments 
court, a copy thereof, duly certified by a proper official, may affecting land, 
be recorded or registered in any county or registry district 
wherein the original might properly have been recorded or 
registered, and when so recorded or registered shall have the 
same effect as a record or registration of the original instru- 
ment; provided, however, that no such certified copy of such Proviso. 
a record or registration, except of a declaration of trust as 
provided for in section seventy-two of chapter one hundred 
and eighty-five, shall be entitled to registration in any 
registry district of the land court until the same has first 
been approved for the purpose by a judge of the land court. 

Approved March 4, 1931. 

An Act requiring written notice upon entry of a phnj) ci 

NON-SUIT IN AN ACTION AT LAW. ^ 

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: 

Section fifty-eight of chapter two hundred and thirty-one g. l. 231, § 58, 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after ^•'"ended. 
the word "default" in the first line the words: — or non- 
suit, — by inserting after the word "default" in the fifth 
line the following: — , non-suit, — and by inserting after the 
word "and" in the sixth line the following: — if, in case of 
the entry of a default or (interlocutory) decree as aforesaid, 
— so as to read as follows: — Section 58. Upon entry of a cierk of court 
default or non-suit in an action at law or of an interlocutory of d'efau'it or^ 
decree in equity taking a bill pro confesso, the clerk of the "°t'ion"at'iaw'^ 
court shall forthwith give written notice thereof, in such or decree pro 
manner as the court by rule shall direct, to the attorney of ''""^''^^°- 
record, if any, of each party against whom such default, 
non-suit or decree is entered. If a party has no attorney 
of record, and if, in case of the entry of a default or (inter- 



68 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 82. 



locutory) decree as aforesaid, the officer's return does not 
show that personal service of the writ, bill, petition, or com- 
plaint, or order therein, as the case may be, has been made 
upon him, the notice shall be given to the party. 

Approved March 5, 1931. 



ChaV. 82 ^^ ^^'^ ENLARGING THE TERRITORY OF FIRE DISTRICT NUM- 
BER TWO IN THE TOWN OF SOUTH HADLEY. 



1909, 239, § 1, 
amended. 



Fire District 
Number Two 
in the Town 
of South 
Hadley estab- 
lished. 

Boundary 
lines of district 
enlarged. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and thirty-nine of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and nine is hereby amended by 
striking out section one of said chapter and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 1. The inhabitants of 
South Hadley liable to taxation in that town and residing 
within the territory enclosed by the following boundary 
lines, to wit : — Beginning at the intersection of Batchelors 
brook by the boundary line between South Hadley and 
Granby, and running northerly along said boundary line 
to a stone at the northwest corner of the town of Granby, 
on the northerly side of Amherst street at Moody Corners, 
so-called; thence running easterly on the northerly side of 
Amherst street, along the boundary line of said towns of 
Granby and South Hadley to a stone monument at the 
junction of the old Amherst road and the present highway; 
thence northwest to Elmer brook; thence westerly, follow- 
ing the course of Elmer brook, to Pearl street; thence 
westerly on Pearl street to Hadley street; thence north- 
westerly on Hadley street as laid out recently by the Massa- 
chusetts highway commission to the Hadley and South 
Hadley line; thence westerly on the boundary line between 
South Hadley and Hadley to the Connecticut river; thence 
southerly along the easterly bank of the Connecticut river 
to the mouth of Stony brook; thence southerly and easterly 
along the course of said Stony brook to a small stream known 
as Leapingwell brook; thence easterly along said Leaping- 
well brook to the culvert at the junction of College, Newton 
and Brainerd streets; thence running easterly to a point 
in Mosher street in front of the Mosher house, so-called; 
thence easterly along said Mosher street to a culvert crossing 
said street, which culvert is northeast of Calvin Preston's 
house; thence easterly from said culvert to a stone monu- 
ment on the Granby line at the point where said line is 
crossed by Morgan street; thence northerly along said 
Granby line to the point of beginning, shall constitute a 
fire district, and are hereby made a body corporate, by the 
name of Fire District Number Two in the Town of South 
Hadley; and said corporation shall have the powers and 
privileges and shall be subject to the duties and liabihties 
set forth in all general laws now or hereafter in force relating 
to fire districts. 

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

Approved March 5, 1931. 






Acts, 1931. — Chap. 83. 69 



An Act relative to the manner of giving notice when QJidj) §3 

CALLING UPON ANOTHER PARTY TO ADMIT MATERIAL FACTS 
AND PAPERS AND DOCUMENTS IN ACTIONS AT LAW OR SUITS 
IN EQUITY. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend ^^^^f^^ 
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 sixty-nine of chapter two hundred and thirty-one g- l. 23i^§ en, 
of the General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter "^ °' ™^ 
three hundred and eighty-one of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-six, is hereby further amended by strik- 
ing out the word "notice" wherever it occurs and inserting 
in place thereof in each instance the word: — demand, — 
by striking out, in the second and third lines, the words 
"served by copy on" and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — notice given by copy thereof to, — and by strik- 
ing out, in the twentieth line, the word "served" and insert- 
ing in place thereof the word: — made, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 69. In any action at law or suit in Manner of 
equity a party by written demand filed in the clerk's office when^camng^ 
and notice given by copy thereof to the other party or his "^^T to^admit 
attorney, not less than ten days before the trial of the action niateriai facts 
or suit, may call upon the other party to admit, for the and documents 
purposes of the case only, any material fact or facts or the }" actions at 

^^. .•'!•' , ji-ii- '''•^^' *"" suits in 

execution of any material paper or document which he in- equity, 
tends to use at the trial. The court may delay the trial Court may 
until such demand is answered and on motion before trial untif demand 
may strike out of such demand or any answer filed in re- answered and 

•^ , . , . . "^ , , . J. • ^ "^fi'V strike out 

sponse thereto any matter which is irrelevant, immaterial irrelevant, etc., 
or improperly included therein. If no answer is filed in the "''*"®''- 
clerk's office within ten days after the filing therein of said fifswerVed, 
demand or within such further time as the court may on ^tc 
motion allow, the truth of the fact or facts or the execution 
of the paper or document shall, for the purposes of the case, 
be held to be admitted. Such demand, in so far as it relates Demand and 
to a material fact or document, and any answer filed in evid'en'ce^ 
response thereto shall, if offered by the party who filed such 
demand, be admitted in evidence. If the party upon whom Party unreason- 
such demand is made refuses to admit any fact or the execu- admitSs"^ *° 
tion of any paper or document mentioned in the demand, the e^'^^^se'S^ 
reasonable expense of proving such fact or the execution of proving such 
such paper or document, as determined after summary ^'"^°^®' ''^^' 
hearing by the justice presiding at the trial, shall, unless 
the justice certifies that the refusal to admit was reasonable, 
be paid by said party to the other party and the amount 
thereof shall be added to the taxable costs of the party in 
whose favor such amount is awarded or deducted from the 
amount of any judgment or decree against him. 

Approved March 5, 1931. 



70 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 84, 85. 



1 



Middlesex 
county com- 
missioners 
may provide 
necessary 
accommoda- 
tions for the 
third district 
court of 
Eastern 
Middlesex. 



County 
treasurer 
may borrow 
money, issue 
bonds, etc. 



Middlesex 
County — 
Third District 
Court of 
Eastern 
Middlesex 
Court House 
Loan, Act of 
1931. 



Chap. 84 An Act authorizing the county of Middlesex to pro- 
vide NECESSARY ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE THIRD DIS- 
TRICT COURT OF EASTERN MIDDLESEX. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of providing court house 
accommodations in the city of Cambridge for the third 
district court of Eastern Middlesex, the county commis- 
sioners of Middlesex county may take by eminent domain 
under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire 
by purchase or otherwise, such land as may be necessary 
and may erect thereon a suitable building for the purpose 
aforesaid, and may equip and furnish the same. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, the treasurer of 
said 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 four hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars, and 
may issue bonds or notes of the county therefor, which shall 
bear on their face the words, INIiddlesex County — Third 
District Court of Eastern Middlesex Court House Loan, 
Act of 1931. Each authorized issue shall constitute a sep- 
arate 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 incurred under this act shall, except as herein 
provided, be subject to chapter thirty-five of the General 
Laws. 

Section 3. The county treasurer, with the approval of 
the commissioners, may issue temporary notes of the countj^, 
payable in not more than one year from their dates, in antici- 
pation of the issue of serial bonds or notes under the preceding 
section, but the time within which such serial bonds or notes 
shall become due and payable shall not, by reason of such 
temporary notes, be extended beyond the time fixed by said 
section. Any notes issued in anticipation of the serial 
bonds or notes shall be paid from the proceeds thereof. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance during the current year by the county commissioners 
of said county, but not otherwise. 

Approved March 5, 1931. 

Chap. 85 An Act relative to the determination of annual 

CHARGES FOR THE USE OF THE SYSTEM OF SEWERAGE 
ESTABLISHED IN THE TOWN OF READING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

imendlV^' SECTION 1. Chapter three hundred and fourteen of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and nine is hereby amended by 
striking out section nine and inserting in place thereof the 



May issue 
temporary 
notes, etc. 



Submission to 
Middlesex 
county com- 
missioners. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 86,87. 71 

ioUowing: — Section 9. Thirty per cent of the estimated °«^tf3^*^°'^ 
cost of the whole system shall be paid by the owners of the ^{j^""^!! ^^ '"^j^^ 
abutting estates in the following manner: — The board of system of 
pubHc works, successor to the sewer commissioners by IXbilfhed in 
virtue of section two of chapter one hundred and eighteen ^|^^9^"°^ 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, shall de- 
termine the value of the special benefit to each of said 
estates, respectively, from the said system of sewers, taking 
into account all the circumstances of the case, and the 
proportionate part to be paid by the owners of said estates, 
respectively, shall be based upon the amount of the special 
benefit to each estate determined as aforesaid. In addition 
to the above assessment there shall be an annual charge for 
the use of the sewers as follows: — Every owner of an 
estate; who enters his particular sewer into a common sewer, 
shall pay for the use of such sewer an annual charge to be 
fixed and determined from time to time by the said board 
based upon the water service; and said board shall have 
power to abate such charge in whole or in part at discretion. 
Such charge as may be fixed shall be collected semi-annually 
and shall constitute a lien upon the real estate using the 
sewer, to be collected in the same manner as taxes upon real 
estate, or in an action of contract in the name of the town of 
Reading. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission 
by vote of the inhabitants of the town of Reading at a town ° ^° ^'^^' ^ 
meeting held within two years after its passage, but for the 
purpose of such acceptance, shall take effect upon its pas- 
sage. Approved March 6, 1931. 

An Act prohibiting the use of beam or otter trawls Chap. 86 

IN TAKING FISH FROM CERTAIN TERRITORIAL WATERS OF 
MASSACHUSETTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to use Use of beam 
beam or otter trawls to drag for fish in that part of the ter- fn taklng'^ssh^ 
ritorial waters of Massachusetts lying between the New [e^HtoHaf'"* 
Hampshire line and a line extending from the water tower waters of 
on Winthrop Head through the Graves Lighted, near the JrohTbHeT"'' 
entrance of Boston harbor, to the marine boundary of the 
commonwealth. 

Section 2. Violation of this act shall be punished by a Penalty, 
fine of not less than twenty-five nor more than fifty dollars. 

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

Approved March 6, 1931. 

An Act authorizing the city of marlborough to incur Chaj). 87 
indebtedness for elementary SCHOOL purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing an ele- city of Mari- 
mentary school building and originally equipping and furnish- b3^ m™ney. 



72 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 88,89. 



issue bonds, 
etc., for 
elementary 
school purposes. 



Marlborough 
Elementary 
School Loan, 
Act of 1931. 



ing the same, the city of Marlborough 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 forty-four thousand dollars, 
and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear 
on their face the words, Marlborough Elementary School 
Loan, Act of 1931. 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 provided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws, exclusive of the limitation contained in the 
first paragraph of section seven thereof, as revised by chapter 
three hundred and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-eight. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 6, 1931. 



Chap. 88 



1895, 304, § 9, 
amended. 



Sewer assess- 
ments in town 
of Milton. 



Application. 



Proviso. 



An Act relative to sewer assessments in the town 
of milton. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section nine of chapter three hundred and 
four of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-five is hereby 
amended by striking out, in the twentieth line, the words 
"three equal parts" and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — not more than ten equal parts, no one of which 
shall be less than five dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall apply to all sewer assessments 
in the town of Milton unpaid in whole or in part on the 
effective date of this act; provided, that application for the 
apportionment of such an assessment or of the unpaid bal- 
ance thereof is made within three months of said date. 

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

Approved March 6, 1931. 



Chap. 89 -^N Act authorizing the town of south hadley to 

BORROW MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Town of South 
Hadley may 
borrow money 
for school 
purposes. 



South Hadley 
School Loan, 
Act of 1931. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a school 
building and originally equipping and furnishing the same, 
the town of South Hadley 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 ag- 
gregate, eighty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 
notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words. 
South Hadley School Loan, Act of 1931. Each authorized 
issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 90,91. 73 

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 author- 
ized issue is voted for the same purpose to be raised by the 
tax levy of the year when authorized. 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, exclusive of the limitation 
contained in the first paragraph of section seven thereof, as 
revised by chapter three hundred and twenty-four of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 6, 1931. 

An Act authorizing the trustees of amherst college nhnjj gn 
TO accept and carry out the purposes of the gift ^* 

UNDER the will OF HENRY C. FOLGER AND TO HOLD ADDI- 
TIONAL PROPERTY. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would, in Emergency 
part, defeat 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 1. The Trustees of Amherst College are hereby Trustees of 
authorized to accept the gift to the said Trustees of Amherst cSiege^may 
College under the will of Henry C. Folger, late of Glen IZty^lf 
Cove, New York, deceased, allowed by the surrogate's purposes of gift 
court, Nassau county, New York, on the twenty-fifth day Wenry c. 
of June, nineteen hundred and thirty, and to carry out ^°'ser. 
the provisions of said will relating thereto. 

Section 2. The Trustees of Amherst College, for the May acquire 
purposes set forth in the act establishing said college, being ^^i^or*pwsonai 
chapter eighty-four of the acts of eighteen hundred and estate. 
twenty-four, and in the several acts in addition thereto, 
including this act, are hereby authorized to acquire by gift, 
grant, bequest, devise or otherwise, lands, tenements or 
other estate, real or personal, and to hold, manage, and 
from time to time to invest and re-invest the same, or the 
proceeds of any sale thereof, for the purposes aforesaid; 
provided, that the net annual income of all the property Proviso, 
so held shall not exceed the sum of two milhon dollars. 

Approved March 6, 1931. 

An Act permitting insurance companies to insure (JJidy gi 

AGAINST LOSS CAUSED BY THE TERMINATION OF A CON- ^' 

DITIONAL vendee's OR MORTGAGEE'S INTEREST IN MOTOR 
VEHICLES OR AIRCRAFT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Clause Second of section forty-seven of g. l. its, § 47, 
chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the General Laws, Smf^°ed^' 
as appearing in section one of chapter one hundred and six 



74 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 92. 



Purposes of 
incorponition 
of insurance 
companies. 

Kinds of 
business. 



Loss caused by 
termination of 
a conditional 
vendee's or 
mortgagee's 
interest in 
motor vehicles 
or aircraft. 

G. L. 175, § 47, 
cl. Third, 
amended. 



Same subject. 



of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby 
amended by striking out subdivision (e) and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — 

(e) against loss or damage to, and loss of use of, motor 
vehicles, airplanes, seaplanes, dirigibles or other aircraft, 
their fittings and contents, whether such motor vehicles or 
aircraft are being operated or not, and wherever the same 
may be, resulting from accident, collision, fire, lightning, any 
larceny, pilferage, theft, malicious mischief or vandalism, 
any of the perils usually insured against by marine insurance 
or risks of inland navigation and transportation, against 
loss or damage caused by the concealment, removal or un- 
lawful disposition or conversion of such vehicles or aircraft 
by a conditional vendee or mortgagor or bailee in possession, 
and against loss or damage sustained by a conditional 
vendor or mortgagee of such vehicles or aircraft arising from 
any default in the payment of the vendee's or mortgagor's 
indebtedness to the insured in case of the termination of 
the vendee's or mortgagor's interest in such vehicles or 
aircraft; 

Section 2. Said section forty-seven is hereby amended 
by striking out clause Third, as appearing in said section 
one of said chapter one hundred and six, and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — 

Third, To insure against loss or damage to, and loss of 
use of, airplanes, seaplanes, dirigibles or other aircraft, 
motor vehicles other than motor boats, their fittings and 
contents, whether such vehicles or aircraft are being operated 
or not, and wherever the same may be, resulting from acci- 
dent, collision, fire, lightning, any larceny, pilferage, theft, 
malicious mischief or vandaHsm, any of the perils usually 
insured against by marine insurance or risks of inland navi- 
gation and transportation, against loss or damage caused 
by the concealment, removal or unlawful disposition or 
conversion of such vehicles or aircraft by a conditional 
vendee or mortgagor or bailee in possession thereof, and 
against loss or damage sustained by a conditional vendor or 
mortgagee of such vehicles or aircraft arising from any 
default in the payment of the vendee's or mortgagor's in- 
debtedness to the insured in case of the termination of the 
vendee's or mortgagor's interest in such vehicles or aircraft. 

Approved March 6, 1931. 



Chap. 92 An Act establishing a board of election commissioners 

IN the city of LYNN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Lynn board of SECTION 1. The boai'd of registrars of voters of the city 
voters abolished of Lynn shall be abolished on November thirtieth of the 
current year or as soon thereafter as the members of the 
board of election commissioners, which is hereby established, 
shall qualify for office. Thereupon all the powers, rights, 
liabilities and duties of said board of registrars, either under 



and board of 
election com- 
missioners 
established, etc. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 92. 75 

general or special law, except as otherwise provided, shall be 
transferred to and shall thereafter be exercised by the said 
board of election commissioners, hereinafter called the 
board, which shall be the lawful successor of said registrars. 
Immediately upon the qualification of the members of the 
board, the said registrars shall deliver to the board all books, 
papers, records, and other equipment, furniture and para- 
phernalia in their possession. 

Section 2. The board, except as otherwise provided in Number of 
section five, shall consist of four registered voters of said comprfse" 
city, two appointed, as provided in section three, from each board, 
of the two leading political parties, as defined in section one 
of chapter fifty of the General Laws, one of whom shall be 
designated by the mayor of said city as the chairman. The Compensation. 
chairman and the other appointive members shall receive 
such salaries as the mayor and city council may by ordi- 
nance prescribe. The city council shall provide the board 
with suitable office room and equipment. 

Section 3. The mayor of said city, subject to the ap- Appointment 
proval of its city council, shall, prior to December first of mayo^tlrms^ 
the current year or as soon as may be thereafter, appoint °^ °^°^' ®*'"- 
the four members of the board to hold office, respectively, 
until the expiration of one, two, three and four years from 
said December first,- and thereafter in November of each 
year, the mayor, subject to like approval, shall appoint a 
member of the board to hold office for a term of four years 
from the December first following. The mayor, subject to vacancy. 
like approval, shall fill any vacancy for the unexpired term. 
All appointments hereunder shall be so made that the mem- 
bers of the board shall equally represent the two leading 
political parties as defined as aforesaid. All appointees to 
the board shall continue to serve thereon until the qualifica- 
tion of their respective successors. 

Section 4. The members of the board shall choose choice of 
from their own number a secretary; and in case they fail ^^'^'^^^^''y- 
to agree upon a secretary within thirty days after the initial 
organization of the board or after a vacancy in said office 
occurs, by expiration of term or otherwise, such official shall 
be designated by the mayor. The secretary and the chair- secretary and 
man shall not represent the same political party. The sec- to^'repres^nt"^ 
retary shall keep a full and accurate record of the proceed- same political 
ings of the board, and shall cause to be properly served or ^'"^ ^' ^ '^' 
posted such notices as the board may require. 

Section 5. The board shall in all matters relating to Board to have 
objections and questions arising in the case of nominations of ce"rtafn'chy" °^ 
candidates for city offices have the powers and perform the officials, etc. 
duties of the board of registrars, the city clerk and the city 
solicitor under sections twelve and one hundred and four of 
chapter fifty-three of the General Laws; and when the board when justice 
is sitting to consider such matters, the justice of the district court .'^ 
court of southern Essex, or in case of his disability, a special shaii'be^nfenf-" 
justice of said court in the order of seniority, shall be a ^or of board, 
member of the said board and shall preside, but shall not 



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Acts, 1931. — Chap. 93. 



Certain powers, 
etc., of mayor 
and city 
council, etc., 
to be 
vested in 
board, etc. 



Submission to 
city council, 
etc. 

Proviso. 



vote unless the other members of the board are equally 
divided. 

Section 6. All the powers, rights, privileges, liabilities 
and duties relating to primaries, caucuses or elections by 
law vested in and imposed upon the mayor and city council 
or either of them, the city clerk, the city solicitor or the board 
of registrars of voters in cities, except the power and duty 
of giving notice of elections and fixing the days and hours 
of holding the same, shall in the city of Lynn be vested in 
and performed by the board, who shall be subject to all the 
penalties prescribed by general laws for failure to perform 
the said duties. 

Section 7. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the city of Lynn, subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance occurs 
prior to December first in the current year; but for the 
purposes of such acceptance, it shall take effect upon its 
passage. Approved March 6, 1931. 



Chap. 93 An Act defining sherbet and regulating its manu- 
facture AND SALE. 



G. L. 94, cap- 
tion before § 6-t, 
amended. 



G. L. 94, new 
section after 
§ 64. 

Sherbet 
defined. 



G. L. 94, § 65A, 
amended. 



Manufacture 
and sale of ice 
cream and 
sherbet 
regulated. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter ninety-four of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out the caption before section 
sixty-four and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
ICE CREAM AND SHERBET. 

Section 2. Said chapter ninety-four is hereby further 
amended by inserting after said section sixtj^-four the fol- 
lowing new section: — Section 64 A. For the purposes of 
sections sixty-five A to sixty-five F, inclusive, sherbet is 
hereby defined to be all frozen water, milk or custard ices, 
with or without sugar or flavoring, which do not come 
within the definition of ice cream contained in the preceding 
section. 

Section 3. Section sixty-five A of said chapter ninety- 
four, inserted by section one of chapter two hundred and 
seventy-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
seven, is hereby amended by striking out, in the sixth line, 
the words "the two preceding sections" and inserting in 
place thereof the words: — section sixty-four, — by striking 
out, in the seventh line, the words "the preceding section" 
and inserting in place thereof the words: — section sixty- 
five, — by inserting before the word "in" in the nineteenth 
line the words: — or sherbet, — and by inserting after i 
the word "cream" in the twenty-fifth line the words: — 
or sherbet, — so as to read as follows: — Section 65 A. No 
person, himself or by his servant or agent, shall 

(a) manufacture, sell or offer or expose for sale, or havel 
in possession with intent to sell or offer or expose for sale, 
under the name of "ice cream" any substance not conform- 
ing to the provisions of section sixty-four or adulterated 
within the meaning of section sixty-five; 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 94. 77 

(6) 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 imita- 
tion 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 or sherbet in 
unclean, unsanitary or unhealthful premises or in an un- 
clean, unsanitary 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; 

(/) engage in the business of manufacturing ice cream or 
sherbet without a license so to do from the board of health 
of the town where such business is or is to be located. 

Section 4. Section sixty-five B of said chapter ninety- G- l- m, § ess, 
four, as so inserted, is hereby amended by inserting after '^™'"^ 
the word "cream" in the third line the words: — and sherbet 
or either of them, — so as to read as follows: — Section 65B. a'^^lfcat^ns 
Local boards of health may grant to suitable applicants forms, etc. 
therefor licenses to manufacture ice cream and sherbet 
or either of them. Applications for such licenses shall be 
made upon forms prescribed by the department of public 
health. No license shall be granted hereunder until after inspection by 
inspection and approval by such local board of the premises premi^es!^etc°^ 
wherein the business so licensed is to be carried on. Each Expiration of 
license so granted shall, unless sooner revoked, expire on ''cense, fee, etc. 
April thirtieth following its issue, and the fee therefor shall 
be one dollar. Any such license may be revoked at any Revocation. 
time, for cause and after a hearing, by the local board which 
granted it. Approved March 6, 1931. 



An Act requirinq town clerks to furnish fidelity qJiqjj 94 
bonds annually. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter forty-one of the General Laws is hereby amended ^- ^j^j. § i^- 
by striking out section thirteen and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 13. Every town clerk shall, within Town clerks to 
ten days after his qualification and thereafter, at intervals bondfinnu.aiiy. 
of not more than one year, so long as he continues to hold 
said office, give bond to the town for the faithful perform- 
ance of his duties, in such sum as the selectmen shall ap- 
prove. If he does not give bond as herein required the 
selectmen may declare the office vacant and fill the vacancy 
in the manner prescribed in the following section. 

Approved March 6, 1931. 



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Acts, 1931. — Chap. 95. 



G.L.90,§9,etc.. 
amended. 



ChaV 95 -^^ ^^'^ PERMITTING UNREGISTERED TRACTORS AND TRAILERS 
USED FOR CERTAIN INDUSTRIAL PURPOSES TO BE OPERATED 
UPON WAYS IN CERTAIN CASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section nine of chapter ninety of the General Laws, as 
most recently amended by chapter one hundred and eighty 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in the fifteenth and six- 
teenth lines, the words "used exclusively for agricultural 
purposes" and also by inserting after the word "mile" in 
the seventeenth Hne the following: — , if said tractor or 
trailer is used exclusively for agricultural purposes, or for 
a distance not exceeding three hundred yards, if such tractor 
or trailer is used for industrial purposes other than agricul- 
tural purposes, — so as to read as follows: — Section 9. 
No person shall operate any motor vehicle or draw any 
trailer, and the owner or custodian of such a vehicle shall 
not permit the same to be operated upon or to remain upon 
any way except as authorized by section three, unless such 
vehicle is registered in accordance with this chapter and 
carries its register number displayed as provided in section 
six, and, in the case of a motor vehicle, is equipped as pro- 
vided in section seven, except that any motor vehicle or 
trailer may, if duly registered, be operated or remain upon 
any way between the hours of twelve o'clock noon on 
December thirty-first of one year and twelve o'clock noon 
on January first of the following year if it carries its register 
number of either year displayed as provided in section 
six, and except that a tractor or trailer may be operated 
without such registration upon any way for a distance not 
exceeding one half mile, if said tractor or trailer is used ex- 
clusively for agricultural purposes, or for a distance not 
exceeding three hundred yards, if such tractor or trailer is 
used for industrial purposes other than agricultural pur- 
poses, for the purpose of going from property owned or 
occupied by the owner of such tractor or trailer to other 
property so owned or occupied ; but violation of this section 
shall not constitute a defence to actions of tort for injuries 
suffered by a person, or for the death of a person, or for 
injury to property, unless it is shown that the person in- 
jured in his person or property or killed was the owner or 
operator of the motor vehicle the operation of which was in 
violation of this section, or unless it is shown that the person 
so injured or killed, or the owner of the property so injured, 
knew or had reasonable cause to know that this section 
was being violated. A motor vehicle or trailer shall be 
deemed to be registered in accordance with this chapter 
notwithstanding any mistake in so much of the description 
thereof contained in the appHcation for registration or in the 
certificate required to be filed under section thirty-four B as 
relates to the engine, serial or maker's number thereof. 

Approved March 6, 1931. 



Unregistered 
and improperly 
equipped 
motor vehicles 
not to be 
operated, etc. 



Use of number 
plates between 
twelve o'clock 
noon on 
December 
thirty-first and 
twelve o'clock 
noon on 
January first 
following. 

Unregistered 
tractors and 
trailers used 
exclusively for 
agricultural 
purposes, or 
for certain 
industrial 

Purposes, may 
e operated 
upon ways in 
certain cases. 

Violation of 
section not to 
constitute a 
defence, etc. 



Certain mis- 
statements in 
applications 
not to affect 
registration, 
etc. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 96,97. 79 



An Act authorizing the town of hanover to sell QJiQfj og 

WATER TO THE TOWNS OF NORWELL, PEMBROKE, ROCK- 
LAND AND HANSON AND TO ANY INHABITANT THEREOF. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . Chapter thirty-nine of the acts of nineteen 1930, 39, new 
hundred and thirty is hereby amended by inserting after section after 
section nine the following new section: — Section 9 A. The ^o^^^f 
said town may furnish and sell water to the towns of Nor- Hanover may 
well, Pembroke, Rockland and Hanson, or any of them, towM^or*° 
or to any inhabitant of any such town; and said towns, or pg°^^fj|j^ 
any of them, may purchase such water. Water so furnished Rockland and 
and sold shall be at a rate or rates to be mutually agreed toTnylnhifbit- 
upon between the town of Hanover and any such town, or ant thereof, 
inhabitant thereof, purchasing as aforesaid. In case of sale 
to any such town, the town of Hanover shall deliver the 
water at the boundary line between it and such town, or at 
a point as conveniently near as may be agreed upon, and 
may, at its own expense, make such extension of its water 
mains and such installation of other facilities and equip- 
ment as may be necessary for said purposes; provided, that Proviso, 
such extension and installation as may be necessary within 
the limits of any such other town shall be subject in all 
respects to the approval of the selectmen of such town. 

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

Approved March 10, 1931. 



An Act relative to certain lines, poles and other nj^r,^ 07 

equipment of the RANDOLPH & HOLBROOK POWER & P- if* 
electric company, of the WEYMOUTH LIGHT AND POWER 
COMPANY AND OF THE NEW ENGLAND TELEPHONE AND 
TELEGRAPH COMPANY OF MASSACHUSETTS, IN THE TOWNS 
OF HOLBROOK, RANDOLPH AND WEYMOUTH, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All lines for the transmission of electricity certain lines, 
for light, heat or power heretofore acquired or constructed e°uT ml'nt'o'f^'^ 
by the Randolph & Holbrook Power & Electric Company the Randolph 
in the towns of Randolph and Holbrook, and by the Wey- power &°° 
mouth Light and Power Company in the town of Weymouth, ^l^y^of^h^' 
and all lines for the transmission of intelligence by electricity weymouth 
heretofore acquired or constructed by The New England pmver^com- 
Telephone and Telegraph Company of Massachusetts in xhl^New"^ 
any of the said towns, upon, along, over or under the public England Teie- 
ways and places of said towns, or any of them, and the poles. Telegraph 
piers, abutments, conduits and other fixtures necessary to Massachusetts 
sustain or protect the wires of said lines, and in actual use in towns of 
on the effective date of this act, are hereby made lawful Ra!!doip^h and 
notwithstanding the lack of any valid locations therefor or ^a1id"t^*'^' 
any informality in the proceedings relative to their location 
and erection; provided, that the validation aforesaid shall Proviso. 



80 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 98,99. 



not be effective as to the lines, structures or fixtures afore- 
said of any such company in any such town unless such 
company shall, not later than the first day of December in 
the current year, file with the clerk of such town a map or 
maps showing in detail the location and nature of the said 
fines, structures and fixtures in such town; such map or 
maps to be recorded and kept with the records of original 
locations for poles and wires in said towns. 

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

Approved March 10, 1931. 



Town of 
Wakefield may 
lease certain 
property held 
by it for park 
purposes. 



Chap. 98 An Act authorizing the town of wakefield to lease 

CERTAIN PROPERTY HELD BY IT FOR PARK PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Wakefield is hereby authorized, 
by and with the consent of its park commission, to lease 
from time to time at a nominal rental a portion within 
limits hereinafter set forth of certain land located on Church 
street in said town and held by it for park purposes, in- 
cluding therein the building known as the Hartshorne 
house, to an association or corporation to be organized and 
maintained by Wakefield citizens for the purpose of preserv- 
ing and maintaining said property and devoting it to such 
uses as may be of benefit or accommodation to the public, 
for which uses reasonable charges may be made. The land 
so to be leased shall be within the limits of a strip one 
hundred and fifty feet in width extending from said Church 
street to the shore line of Lake Quannapowitt in said town. 
All profits accruing to said association or corporation from 
the use of said property shall be used for the improvement 
thereof. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance during the current year by vote of the inhabitants of 
the town of Wakefield at a town meeting; but for the pur- 
poses of such acceptance it shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 10, 193L 



Submission 
to voters, etc. 



Chap. 99 An Act reviving roy e. litchfield, inc. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



Roy E. Litch- 
field, Inc., 
revived. 



Roy E. Litchfield, Inc., a corporation dissolved by chapter 
three hundred and nineteen of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-nine is hereby revived with the same powers, 
duties and obligations as if said chapter had not been passed; 
and all acts and proceedings of the officers, directors and 
stockholders of said corporation acting as such which would 
be legal and valid but for the passage of said chapter are 
hereby ratified and confirmed. 

Approved March 10, 1931, 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 100,101. 81 



An Act authorizing the school committee of the city rjhn'Y) i nn 
OF boston to receive and hold for certain additional ^' 

PURPOSES real or PERSONAL ESTATE GIVEN, GRANTED, 
bequeathed or DEVISED TO IT IN TRUST. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter fifty-three of the i877. 53, § 2. 
acts of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven is hereby ^'"^'^ded. 
amended by striking out, in the fourth Hne, the word 
I 'money" and also by inserting after the word "assistance" 
in the ninth and tenth hnes the following: — or for the pur- 
pose of purchasing books, pictures or other educational ma- 
terial for the various classes in such schools and clothing for 
any needy pupil or pupils attending any class in any school 
district or districts, — so as to read as follows : — Section 2. The school 
Said corporation shall have authority to receive and hold ofX'dtyof 
all sums of money, and real and personal estate not ex- feclivernT 
ceeding in the aggregate the value of two hundred thousand ^o'd /or 
dollars, which may be given, granted, bequeathed or de- Uon^pu'^Joses 
vised to it for the benefit of the teachers in the public schools e^titTg^itenr^ 
of the city of Boston, or their families, requiring charitable granted, be-' 
assistance, or for the benefit of any persons or the families devfsedioTt 
of any persons who have formerly been such teachers, re- ''' *''''^*- 
quiring charitable assistance, or for the purpose of pur- 
chasing _ books, pictures or other educational material for 
the various classes in such schools and clothing for any 
needy pupil or pupils attending any class in any school 
district or districts. It shall have power to manage and dis- 
pose of the same according to its best discretion and to 
execute any and all trusts according to the tenor thereof 
which may be created for the purposes aforesaid. 

Section 2. The powers granted in this act shall be in Powers to be 
addition to any powers granted in chapter two hundred and additional. 
thirty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred, or in any act 
in amendment thereof or in addition thereto, and not in 
hmitation thereof. 

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

Approved March 11, 1931. 



An Act to provide for removing or placing under- f/,^^ ini 

GROUND certain WIRES AND ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES IN ^'''^P'^^^ 
THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. In the month of January in the year nine- Removing or 
teen hundred and thirty-two, and in said month in each year lll'^^^i e'^e^tain 
I thereafter, to and including the year nineteen hundred and wres^anl"^ '"" 
I thirty-six, the fire commissioner of the city of Boston shall ances"S'the''"' 
I prescribe and give public notice thereof in at least two daily '''^^ °^ Boston, 
newspapers in said city, by advertisement therein, twice 
I a week for two weeks in succession, of not more than four 



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Acts, 1931. — Chap. 102. 



Powers con- 
ferred upon 
certain officer 
to be extended, 
and to be 
exercised, etc., 
by fire com- 
missioner. 



This act and 
certain other 
provisions of 
law not appli- 
cable to certain 
wires, etc. 



miles of streets in said city in any one year, from which 
poles shall be removed and the wires buried underground, 
except such poles and wires as are excepted in chapter three 
hundred and sixty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
eleven. 

Section 2. The powers conferred and the duties im- 
posed upon the officer mentioned in said chapter three 
hundred and sixty-four, and other acts mentioned in said 
chapter, are hereby extended and said powers shall be 
exercised and said duties performed by said fire commis- 
sioner in each of the years nineteen hundred and thirty- 
two to nineteen hundred and thirty-six, inclusive. 

Section 3. This act, and chapter four hundred and 
fifty-four of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-four, 
chapter two hundred and fortj^-nine of the acts of eighteen 
hundred and ninety-eight, chapter three hundred and forty- 
seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and eight, chapter 
three hundred and sixty-four of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and eleven, chapter one hundred and ninety-six of the 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and sLxteen, chapter one 
hundred and ninety-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one and chapter two hundred and forty of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six shall not apply to 
trackless trolley or railway trolley, guard or span wires or 
to poles for the support of the same. 

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

Approved March 11, 1931. 



Chap. 102 An Act authorizing the town of falmouth to erect a 

BATH HOUSE AND TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN PUBLIC 
BATHING FACILITIES ON PARK LAND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Falmouth may erect a bath 
house, exceeding six hundred square feet in area on the 
ground, upon certain property, commonly known as Old 
Silver Beach park, owned by said town and used for park 
purposes. Said town may also establish and maintain at 
said park a public bathing place, and for said purpose may 
make such changes in said property, and install and main- 
tain such equipment and appliances, as may be necessary. 
The board of park commissioners of said town may make 
such rules and regulations for the conduct of said bathing 
place, and may estabhsh such charges for the use of said 
bath house, as it may consider necessary. 

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

Approved March 11, 1931. 



Town of 
Falmouth 
may erect a 
bath house 
and establish 
and maintain 
public bathing 
facilities on 
park land. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 103,104. 83 



An Act relative to the solicitation of business on Qhav 103 

PUBLIC SIDEWALKS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter ninety-three of the General Laws is hereby g. l. 93. § 40, 
amended by striking out section forty and inserting in place ^™^'^^^<i- 
thereof the following : — Section 40. Whoever makes a prac- Solicitation of 
tice of accosting persons, other than acquaintances, upon pubUc sld"- 
any public sidewalk and induces or tries to induce such 2ibi'tld'^°" 
persons to purchase merchandise shall be punished by a fine 
of not more than one hundred dollars. This section shall to^cert'am'^'^^'^ 
not apply to Hcensed pedlers, or to persons holding per- persons, 
mits or licenses to expose for sale or sell merchandise upon 
public streets or sidewalks, acting within the scope of their 
permits or licenses, or to persons when seeking to sell news- 
papers. Approved March 11^, 1931. 



An Act authorizing the city of lynn to borrow an (JJidj) 104 

ADDITIONAL SUM OF MONEY FOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 
PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing an eastern city of Lynn 
senior high school building and of originally equipping and Tn'^addiUonai 
furnishing the same, the city of Lynn may borrow from for^'se^niSwgh 
time to time, within a period of five years from the passage school 
of this act, such sums as maj' be necessary, not exceeding, p^'"p°®^^- 
in the aggregate, two hundred thousand dollars, in addition 
to the sums authorized by chapter one hundred and eight of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight and chapter 
two hundred and eighty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-nine, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Lvnn Eastern Lynn Eastern 
Senior High School Loan, Act of 193L Each authorized 13 S, 
issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall Act of 1931. 
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 author- 
ized issue is voted for the same purpose to be raised by the 
tax levy of the year when authorized. Indebtedness in- 
curred under this act shall be in excess of the statutory 
hmit, but shall, except as provided herein, be subject to 
chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of the limi- 
tation contained in the first paragraph of section seven 
thereof, as revised by chapter three hundred and twenty-four 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight. 

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

Approved March 13, 1931. 



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Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 105,106. 



C hap. lOo ^^ ^^'^ AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF SOMERVILLE TO BORROW 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for and/or 
constructing an elementary school building and originally 
equipping and furnishing the same, the city of Somerville 
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 thousand dol- 
lars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear 
on their face the words, Somerville Elementary School Loan, 
Act of 1931. 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 author- 
ized 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 limitation contained in the 
first paragraph of section seven thereof, as revised by chap- 
ter three hundred and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-eight. 

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

Approved March 13, 1931. 



City of 
Somerville 
may borrow 
money for 
school 
purposes. 



Somerville 
Elementary 
School Loan, 
Act of 1931. 



(7/ia2?.106 An Act authorizing the city of somerville to borrow 

MONEY FOR POLICE STATION PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for a 
police station with garage attached and/or constructing 
and originally equipping and furnishing the same, the city 
of Somerville 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 
and twenty-five thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 
notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, 
Somerville Police Station Loan, Act of 1931. Each author- 
ized 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 au- 
thorized 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 
hmitation contained in the first paragraph of section seven 



City of 
Somerville 
may borrow 
money for 
police station 
purposes. 



Somerville 
Police Station 
Loan, Act 
of 1931. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 107. ! 85 

thereof, as revised by chapter three hundred and twenty- 
four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 13, 1931. 



An Act relative to the time when the polls shall be (Jji^^ \{yj 

OPEN IN the city OF BOSTON FOR ELECTIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section sixty-four of chapter fifty-four of ^c^am4i!dtd 
the General Laws, as amended by chapters one hundred and 
seventy-one and four hundred and sixty-eight of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby further amended 
b}^ striking out, in the twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth 
lines, the sentence "In the city of Boston, the polls shall be 
opened at six o'clock in the forenoon and shall be kept open 
at least ten hours continuously.", — and by striking out, 
in the fourteenth line, the word ''other", — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 64- Notices or warrants for state and ^°rrants'for 
city elections and for the election of town officers in towns state and city 
where official ballots are used shall specify by name all the foreiectlo^n of 
offices to be voted for, and state, in the form in which it will i^'^gj.^n®" 
appear upon the ballot, any question submitted to the voters, towns, what 
They shall specify the time when the polls will be opened, *° ^P^'^'fy- 
and in cities and in towns when voting by precincts, when 
the polls will be closed, and in towns when not voting by 
precincts, when they may be closed. 

The polls shall in no case be kept open after eight o'clock ^t^f elght^®'' 
in the evening. o'clock in 

In cities, the polls may be opened as early as fifteen ^^^'^'^s- 
minutes before six o'clock in the forenoon, and shall be of o^eningTnd 
opened as early as ten o'clock in the forenoon and shall be dosing polls, 
kept open at least six hours. 

In towns, at the election of state and town officers, the in towns, time 
polls may be opened as early as fifteen minutes before six ciosmTpolis." 
o'clock in the forenoon, and shall be opened as early as 
twelve o'clock, noon, and shall be kept open at least four 
hours, and until the time specified in the warrant when they 
may or will be closed ; and in towns not voting by precincts 
they may be kept open for such longer time as the meeting 
shall direct. At annual town meetings they shall be kept 
open at least one hour for the reception of votes upon the 
question of licensing the sale of certain non-intoxicating 
beverages, as defined in section one of chapter one hundred 
and thirty-eight. After an announcement has been made 
by the presiding officer of a time so fixed for closing the 
polls they shall not be closed at an earlier hour. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- l^ston ch° *° 
ance during the current year by vote of the city council of council, etc. 
the city of Boston, subject to the provisions of its charter, 
but not otherwise. Approved March 13, 1031. 



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Acts, 1931. — Chap. 108. 



G. L. 231, 
§ HOC, etc., 
amended. 



Chap.lOS -^^ ^^"^ RELATIVE TO ALLOWANCES FOR CLERICAL ASSISTANCE 
AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES ON ACCOUNT OF THE APPELLATE 
DIVISIONS OF DISTRICT COURTS, OTHER THAN THE MUNICI- 
PAL COURT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and ten C of chapter two hundred 
and thirty-one of the General Laws, inserted by section 
eight of chapter five hundred and thirty-two of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-two, and as amended by chap- 
ter two hundred and forty of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-seven, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word "county" in the seventeenth hue the follow- 
ing : — , which shall be known as the northern appellate 
division district, — by inserting after the word "county" 
in the twenty-second line the following : — , which shall be 
known as the southern appellate division district, — by in- 
serting after the word "counties" in the twenty-sixth line 
the following : — , which shall be known as the western 
appellate division district, — by inserting after the word 
"expenses" in the fifth line of the last paragraph as printed 
in said chapter two hundred and forty the following : — , in- 
cidental expenses, — by striking out, in the ninth and tenth 
lines of said paragraph as printed as aforesaid, the words 
"clerical assistance in any appellate division shall not ex- 
ceed three hundred dollars in any year" and inserting in 
place thereof the words : — incidental expenses and clerical 
assistance shall not exceed in any year the sum of fifteen 
hundred dollars in the northern appellate division district 
or the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars in either 
of the other two appellate division districts, — so as to 
read as follows; — Section HOC. Such appellate division 
shall be holden by justices of district courts, not exceeding 
three in number out of five justices assigned to the perform- 
ance of such duty by the chief justice of the supreme judicial 
court, but no justice shall sit upon the review of his own 
rulings. Such assignment may be made for such period of 
time as such chief justice may deem advisable. Such chief 
justice shall assign five justices of courts within the counties 
of Essex and Middlesex and that part of Suffolk included 
in the jurisdiction of the East Boston district court, the 
district court of Chelsea, the municipal court of the Charles- 
town district, the municipal court of the Brighton district, 
the municipal court of the Dorchester district, the municipal 
court of the Roxbury district, and the municipal court of 
the South Boston district, to act in the appellate divisions 
of courts within those counties and that part of Suffolk 
county, which shall be known as the northern appellate 
division district; shall assign five justices of courts within 
the counties of Norfolk, Plymouth, Barnstable, Bristol, 
Dukes and Nantucket and that part of Suffolk included in 
the jurisdiction of the municipal court of the West Roxbury 
district, to act in the appellate divisions of courts within 



Assignment 
of justices 
to appellate 
divisions of 
district courts. 



Northern 
appellate divi- 
sion district. 



Southern 
appellate divi- 
sion district. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 109. 87 

those counties and that part of Suffolk county, which shall 
be known as the southern appellate division district; and ^pX^e divi- 
shall assign five justices of courts within the counties of sion district. 
Worcester, Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden and Berkshire to 
act in the appellate divisions of courts within those counties, 
which shall be known as the western appellate division dis- 
trict. In each of the foregoing three districts one of the Presiding 
justices so assigned shall be designated by the chief justice ^^ '°®" 
of the supreme judicial court as presiding justice, who shall 
from time to time designate those of the appellate justices 
who shall act on appeals in any court and direct the times 
and places of sittings. Two justices shall constitute a Quorum, 
quorum to decide all matters in an appellate division. 

A justice acting in the appellate division of a court other Additional 
than the court of which he is a justice shall be allowed in fnddentla '°°' 
addition to his compensation as such justice the sum of cfi'rfcaTIs^-"^ 
fifteen dollars for each day he so acts, and his necessary sistancefor 

, T • • 1 J. 1 1 1*1 justices acting 

travelmg expenses, mcidental expenses and necessary clerical in appellate 
assistance while so acting, to be paid by the county in which certain"dis- 
he so acts, upon his certificate approved by the county com- trict courts, 
missioners; provided, that the total sum expended for such Proviso. 
incidental expenses and clerical assistance shall not exceed 
in any year the sum of fifteen hundred dollars in the north- 
ern appellate division district or the sum of seven hundred 
and fifty dollars in either of the other two appellate division 
districts; and no deduction shall be made from the com- 
pensation 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 March 13, 1931. 



An Act permitting certain insurance companies to (7/jai).109 

INSURE certain PERSONAL PROPERTY AGAINST ALL RISKS 
OR HAZARDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Clause Second of section forty-seven of chapter one gl- i75. §47. 
hundred and seventy-five of the General Laws, as appear- subdh-ision 
ing in section one of chapter one hundred and six of the acts amended. 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby amended 
by striking out subdivision (d) and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — 

(d) a person engaged in the business or trade of manu- Purposes of 

/..., -ii- IT • • i incorporation 

lacturing, buymg, selling or deahng in precious stones, of insurance 
jewels, jewelry, gold, silver or other precious metals, silver- companies. 
ware, musical instruments, furs, fur garments or fine arts, ^n'^fproperty. 
or of cutting or setting precious stones or jewels, whether 
as principal, agent, broker, factor or otherwise, against any 
and all risks of loss or damage in respect to said articles 
wherever the same may be, including deterioration and loss 
of use, arising out of or in connection with such business or 



88 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 110, 111, 112. 



trade, and against legal liability on account of any such 
loss or damage, including deterioration or loss of use, or a 
person not so engaged who owns any of the foregoing named 
articles or wedding presents, against any and all risks of 
loss or damage in respect to said articles or presents wherever 
the same may be, including deterioration and loss of use; 

Approved March 13, 1931. 



Chap.no 



G. L. 205, § 29. 
amended. 

Actions upon 
bonds of 
guardians, 
conservators, 
trustees, etc. 



Effective date. 



An Act relative to suits on the bonds of certain ' 
fiduciaries. ■ 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and five of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out section twenty-nine 
and inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 29. 
Except as otherwise provided, a bond given by a guardian, 
conservator, trustee, receiver, commissioner or other fiduciary 
officer may be put in suit by order of the probate court for 
the benefit of any person interested, and the proceedings in 
such action shall be conducted in hke manner as is provided 
relative to actions on bonds given by executors or adminis- 
trators. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect September first in 
the current year. Approved March 13, 1931. 



Chaj).\W An Act authorizing the school committee of the city 

OF BOSTON TO EXPEND MONEY FOR ATHLETIC WEARING 
APPAREL AND CLOTHING AND FOR REPAIRING AND MAIN- 
TAINING THE SAME FOR USE BY PUPILS OF THE PUBLIC 
SCHOOLS OF SAID CITY AND FOR OTHER INCIDENTAL EX- 
PENSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The net receipts accruing from all athletic 
contests and games engaged in by the pupils of the public 
schools of the city of Boston and sanctioned by the school 
committee of said city shall be deposited in the city treasury 
and held for expenditure for purchasing athletic wearing 
apparel and clothing, and repairing, altering and cleaning 
the same, for use by the pupils of said schools in connection 
with such athletic contests and games, and for other inci- 
dental expenses connected therewith, and shall be expended 
as aforesaid on order of the school committee of said city. 

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

Approved March 16, 1931. 



The school 
committee of 
the city of 
Boston may 
expend money 
for athletic 
wearing 
apparel, etc., 
for use by 
pupils of pub- 
lic schools of 
said city, etc. 



Char). \12 An Act making a further appropriation for the employ- 
ment of additional persons as a measure of relief 



Emergency 
preamble. 



DURING the present UNEMPLOYMENT EMERGENCY. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would defeat 
its primary purpose, which is to provide at once a measure 
of rehef in the present unemployment emergency by granting 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 112. 89 

state aid in abating mosquito nuisances contrary to the 
established poHcy of the commonwealth, 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. To provide for the employment of additional Further appro- 

,, 1,1 1 • i-' C1-C1 priation to be 

labor and other personal services as a measure oi reliei dur- expended in 
ing the present emergency caused by unemployment, there mosq'uito^TOn- 
is hereby appropriated from the general fund or revenue of *''°i projects 

to DroviciG tor 

the commonwealth, subject to the provisions of law regu- employment 
lating the disbursement of public funds and the approval fibOTfetc"'*' 
thereof, the sum of two hundred and seventy thousand 
dollars, to be expended in carrying out mosquito control 
projects as hereinafter provided. 

Section 2. The state reclamation board is hereby state reciama- 
authorized and directed from time to time to constitute constitute and 
and reconstitute, upon its own initiative, mosquito control mosquito"*^ 
projects comprising such municipality or municipalities as, control proj- 
in the opinion of said board, contain mosquito breeding areas 
of an extent likely to constitute a nuisance, and, except 
as otherwise provided in this act, the provisions of section 
five A of chapter two hundred and fifty-two of the Gen- 
eral Laws, inserted therein by section three of chapter two 
hundred and eighty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-nine, as from time to time amended, shall apply 
to the construction and maintenance of said projects. 

Section 3. So much of the funds hereby appropriated f^p^ndedby 
and assigned to any particular project initiated hereunder, commissioners 
together with any appropriations by municipalities and con- under"**^ 
tributions from any other source received by said board and §^5^ and^' 
deposited with the state treasurer for the use of said project, under direction, 
shall be expended therefor by the commissioners appointed ^**'" ° 
under said section five A and under the direction and super- 
vision of said board in accordance with such known methods 
as in the opinion of said board will effect the greatest measure 
of relief from the mosquito nuisance. 

Section 4. On or before December fifteenth in each ^gga'ttorby 
y(>ar, the sums of money necessary to properly maintain board to city 
during the ensuing year the mosquito control works originally neceslary to"™ 
constructed in any city or town hereunder shall be estimated maintain mos- 

1 •,, 1 , ''.„.,. ,. _-, quito control 

by said board and certmed by it to such city or town, i he works, 
amounts so certified shall be raised and appropriated by such Payment into 
city or town during said ensuing year and shall be paid s'-^'*^" treasury, 
into the state treasury and disbursed therefrom on warrants 
I drawn by said board. 

Section 5. Persons employed hereunder shall not be Persons em- 
subject to civil service laws or the rules and regulations subject "o 
iiiiide thereunder. Approved March 16, 1931. fl^^^.X'"^ 



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Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 113,114. 



Charter of 
the Wakefield 
Real Estate 
and Building 
Association 
extended. 



Chap. lis An Act extending the charter of the wakefield real 

ESTATE AND BUILDING ASSOCIATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1, The Wakefield Real Estate and Building 
Association, incorporated by chapter one hundred and 
twenty of the acts of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, 
shall be and remain a corporation for a further term of 
fifteen years from the twenty-second day of March, nine- 
teen hundred and thirty-one, and shall during such further 
term have the powers and privileges and be subject to the 
duties, liabilities and restrictions set forth in its charter and 
in the general laws now or hereafter in force relating to such 
corporations. 

Section 2. This act shall be operative from and after 
the twenty-second day of March, nineteen hundred and 
thirty-one. Approved March 16, 1931. 



When 
operative. 



Chaj). 114c An Act relative to second assistant assessors in the 

ASSESSING DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 



1918 (S), 93. 
new section 
after § 4. 

.Second 
assistant 
assessors in 
the assessing 
department 
of the city 
of Boston, 
appointment, 
compensation, 
etc. 



Certain per- 
sons eligible 
for appoint- 
ment without 
civil service 
examination, 
etc. 



Submission 
to Boston 
city council, 
etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter ninety-three of the Special Acts of 
nineteen hundred and eighteen is hereby amended by in- 
serting after section four the following new section : — 
Section J^A. The board of assessors may, subject to like 
approval, appoint and fix the compensation of, such second 
assistant assessors as the work of the department requires, 
not exceeding twenty-three in number. They shall, except 
as provided in section two, be subject to the civil service 
laws, rules and regulations, and their tenure of office shall 
be unlimited, except that any person so appointed may be 
removed in accordance with such laws, rules and regulations, 
and shall be subject to retirement, if eligible therefor, or 
removal, in accordance with the retirement laws applicable 
to employees of the city of Boston. 

Section 2. All persons who on January first in the cur- 
rent year were employed in the assessing department of 
said city by said board of assessors, with the approval of the 
mayor, under the designation of second assistant assessors, 
shall be eligible for appointment under section one without 
civil service examination or certification. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
during the current year by vote of the city council of said 
city, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not other- 
wise; but for the purposes of such acceptance, it shall take 
effect upon its passage. Approved March 16, 1931. 



Acts, 1931. —Chaps. 115,116. 91 



An Act relative to certificates of probate decrees Chap. 115 

CHANGING THE NAMES OF PERSONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and ten of the General ?{l'-^ll°' 
Laws, as amended in section thirteen by section one of amended, 
chapter one hundred and fifty-three of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and thirty, is hereby further amended by striking 
out said section thirteen and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section IS. The court shall, before decreeing Public notice 
a change of name, require public notice of the petition to be °ir^c1^ange 
given and any person may be heard thereon, and, upon °^ ^^^^ °f 
entry of a decree, the name as established thereby shall be 
the legal name of the petitioner, and the register may issue Certificate. 
a certificate, under the seal of the court, of the name as so 
established. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect September first in Effective date. 
the current year. Approved March 16, 1931. 



amended. 



An Act relative to the widening and construction of (Jhnqy i jg 
L street in the south boston district of the city of 

BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and sixty- i93o, 264^ § i, 
four of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty is hereby 
amended by striking out, in the sixth line, the word "Broad- 
way" and inserting in place thereof the words: — Emerson 
street, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. The board Board of street 
of street commissioners of the city of Boston may, with the of city of 
approval of the mayor of said city, widen and order con- widen"aSd^ 
structed Summer street from a point in the vicinity of the °[^ucted"sum- 
army base, so called, to its junction with L street, and L merandL 
street from such junction to its intersection with Emerson sJutL^Boston 
street in the South Boston district of said city. All of the district, etc. 
aforesaid work shall be carried out upon plans to be prepared 
by said board of street commissioners. 

Section 2. All sums of money which, prior to the passage Expenditure, 
of this act, have been voted to be provided from taxes or 
other sources of revenue and the proceeds of any securities 
which, prior to such passage, have been authorized under the 
provisions of section three of said chapter two hundred and 
sixty-four, may be expended for the work authorized by 
section one of said chapter, as amended by this act, and the 
provisions of said section three shall be available for the 
purposes of said section one, as so amended. 

Section 3. Said chapter two hundred and sixty-four Effective upon 
[having been submitted to and accepted by the city council p^'ssage. etc. 
iof the city of Boston, in accordance with the provisions of 
[section four thereof, this act in amendment of said chapter 
shall take effect upon its passage and without being further 
submitted to the city council of said city. 

Approved March 16, 1931. 



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Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 117,118. 



Chap.nr 

Emergency 
preamble. 



R. H. Long 

Company 

revived. 



An Act reviving r. h. long company. 

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: 

R. H. Long Company, a corporation, dissolved by chapter 
two hundred and seventy-three of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby revived with the same 
powers, duties and obligations as if said chapter had not 
been passed; and all acts and proceedings of the officers, 
directors and stockholders of said corporation acting as 
such which would be legal and valid but for the passage 
of said chapter are hereby ratified and confirmed. 

Approved March 19, 1931. 



Chav.118 ^^ ^^^ relative to the improvement of brooks, streams 

AND water courses IN THE TOWN OF SAUGUS. 



Town of 
Saugus may 
improve, for 
drainage pur- 
poses, etc., 
brooks, streams 
and water 
courses within 
limits of 
town, etc. 



May take 
lands, rights 
of way, etc. 



May enter 
into and 
upoh lands 
or ways, etc. 



Property 
damages, 
recovery. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Saugus, for drainage purposes 
and for the purpose of protecting the public health, or either 
of said purposes, may, by its selectmen, from time to time 
improve brooks, streams and water courses, or any part 
thereof, within the limits of the town, by widening the same, 
removing obstructions in or over them, diverting the water, 
altering the courses or deepening the channels thereof, and 
may conduct any surface or ground water into the same, 
and may cover or pave any such channel or water course, 
or any part thereof, and may build retaining walls to sup- 
port the banks of any such stream or water course, or any 
part thereof, within said town. 

Section 2. For either or both of the purposes aforesaid, 
said town may take by eminent domain under chapter 
seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase 
or otherwise, lands, easements, rights of way, water rights 
and other property, on one or both sides of any such brook, 
stream or water course, or may in like manner take or 
otherwise acquire lands, easements, rights of way, water 
rights and other property to form new channels into which 
said water or any surface or ground water may be diverted, 
within the limits of said town, and ma}^ enter into and upon 
any land or way, and may do thereon work necessary for 
any such improvement, and may construct upon any land 
taken or otherwise acquired under authority of this act such 
walks or ways as the town may determine that the public 
convenience and necessity require; and any person who is 
injured in his property by any act of said town under the 
provisions of this act may recover from said town damages 
therefor under said chapter seventy-nine. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 119. 93 

Section 3. If any limited and determinable area within Assessment of 
said town receives benefit other than the general advantage ^j^p"®™^'^*^' 
to the community from any improvement made under au- 
thority of this act, under an order declaring the same to be 
done under the provisions of law authorizing the assessment 
of betterments, the selectmen shall, within two years after 
the completion of such improvement, determine the value 
of such benefit or advantage to the lands within such area, 
and assess upon each parcel thereof a proportionate share of 
the cost of such improvement, including therein all costs 
for the purchase and all damages for the taking of lands, 
easements, rights of way, water rights and other property 
in order to carry out such improvement, and all other sums 
expended under authority of this act, but not exceeding 
one half of such adjudged benefit or advantage. The pro- g. l. so, ap- 
visions of chapter eighty of the General Laws shall apply ass^smen°ts 
to such assessments and the collection thereof, except as ^^'i collection, 
otherwise herein provided. 

Section 4. No person shall destroy or injure any drain- Destruction. 
age or sewerage work of said town, or without lawful au- drainage or 
thority pollute any natural water course in said town, or forblddeV"'^'' 
put or maintayi any obstruction therein. Whoever violates pg^^^ 
any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of 
not more than five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for 
not more than three months, or both. 

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

Approved March 19, 1931. 



An Act providing for the construction by the depart- Q]iar).\\^ 
ment of public w^orks of a state highw^ay in the 

TOWNS OF hull AND HINGHAM. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would, in part, ^^'^^^f^,"''^ 
defeat its purpose to relieve the existing unemployment con- 
ditions, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency 
law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public 
safety and convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Subject to the conditions herein imposed, the ^^p^^*,-^®"*^ 
department of public works is hereby authorized and directed works nmy 
to lay out and construct a state highway, under the provisions ^me 'ilighway 
of chapter eighty-one of the General Laws, except as herein ^^^*,"^^;j^°^ 
provided, substantially in the following location: — Begin- iiingimm. 
ning at a point in Nantasket avenue at or near its intersection 
with Bay street in the town of Hull, thence over public and 
private lands and public and private ways in a general 
southerly and westerly direction in the towns of Hull and 
Hingham, crossing Weir river by a bridge without a draw, 
to a point in Rockland street easterly of the intersection of 
Summer street with Rockland street in the said town of 
Hingham. 



94 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 120. 



Town of Hull 
to pay certain 
sum into state 
treasury, etc. 



Expenditure 
by department. 



Cost to town 
of Hull not to 
exceed one 
third of total 
cost of whole 
highway. 



Certain appro- 
priations by 
town of Hull 
validated, and 
available for 
payment re- 
quired by § 1. 



Said town of Hull shall pay into the treasury of the com- 
monwealth immediately upon the passage of this act the sum 
of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and upon written 
order of said department the additional sum of twenty-five 
thousand dollars, all of which shall be available for expendi- 
ture by the said department for the purposes of this act with- 
out appropriation by the general court; and in addition 
thereto, the said department may expend for said purposes, 
from the amount appropriated for the construction of state 
highways in the current year, sums not exceeding, in the 
aggregate, four hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars. 

Section 2. Money expended by said department from 
the amount paid into the state treasury by said town of Hull 
as aforesaid shall be applied only toward the pajTnent of the 
cost of that portion of said highway lying within the limits 
of said town, and shall not exceed one third of the total cost 
of the whole of said highway. If said one third of the total 
cost is less in amount than one hundred and seventy-five 
thousand dollars, the difference between said amounts shall 
be repaid to said town. 

Section 3. Any appropriation or appropriations hereto- 
fore made by said town of Hull for the purpose of paying part 
of the cost of a state highway to be laid out and constructed 
in the same or substantially the same location as that specified 
hereunder are hereby validated and, without further vote of 
said town, are made available for making the payment re- 
quired of it by section one. Approved March 19, 1931. 



Chap. 120 An Act relative to costs and expenses in certain 

PROBATE proceedings. 



G. L. 215, § 45, 
amended. 



Costs and 
expenses in 
certain probate 
proceedings. 



Effective date. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and fifteen of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 
forty-five and inserting in place thereof the following : — 
Section JfS. In contested cases before a probate court or 
before the supreme judicial court on appeal, costs and ex- 
penses in the discretion of the court may be awarded to 
either party, to be paid by the other, or may be awarded to 
either or both parties to be paid out of the estate which is 
the subject of the controversy, as justice and equity may re- 
quire. In any case wherein costs and expenses, or either, 
may be awarded hereunder to a party, they may be awarded 
to his counsel or may be apportioned between them. Exe- 
cution may issue for costs awarded hereunder. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect September first 
in the current year. Approved March 19, 1931. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 121. 95 



An Act to authorize insurance companies to insure (JJiny ]^21 

AGAINST LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY CAUSED BY ROLL- ^' 

ING STOCK OF RAILWAYS AND AGAINST LIABILITY FOR SUCH 
LOSS OR DAMAGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1, Clause Second of section forty-seven of g.l. i75§47 
chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the General Laws, divislonV)!" 
as most recently amended by chapter ninety-one of the acts ®*''- ^""ended. 
of the current year, is hereby further amended by striking 
out, in the third line of subdivision (/), as appearing in sec- 
tion one of chapter one hundred and six of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-eight, the words "except rolhng 
stock of railways", so that said subdivision will read as 
follows : — (/) against loss or damage to any property caused i^co?°oration 
by teams, airplanes, seaplanes, dirigibles or other aircraft, of insurance 
motor vehicles or other vehicles, and against legal liability •'°™p^'^'^^- 
for loss or damage caused thereby to the property of another, 
but not including legal liabihty for bodily injury or death 
caused thereby. 

Section 2. Clause Sixth of said section forty-seven, as g. l. 175, § 47, 
so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in amfnd'id.^**^" 
the fifth line, the words ", except when caused by the roll- 
ing stock of railways", so as to read as follows: — Sixth, To Same subject. 
insure, (a) any person against bodily injury or death by acci- 
dent, or (b) any person against legal liability for loss or 
damage on account of the bodily injury or death of any 
person or on account of any damage to property of another, 
or (c) against loss or damage to, or loss of use of, motor 
vehicles except motor boats, airplanes, seaplanes, dirigibles 
or other aircraft, their fittings and contents, whether such 
vehicles or aircraft 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 conveyance by land or water; (d) to 
make insurance upon the health of individuals; or (e) to 
insure the payment of workmen's compensation benefits 
under chapter one hundred and fifty-two. 

Section 3. Clause Ninth of said section forty-seven, as g. l. n5, uj. 
so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, amended.' 
in the third and fourth lines, the words "and rolling stock 
of railways," so as to read as follows: — Ninth, To insure same subject, 
against loss or damage to any property caused by elcvator.s, 
airplanes, seaplanes, dirigibles or other aircraft, motor or 
other vehicles, except motor boats, and against loss of use 
and occupancy caused thereby. 

Approved March 19, 1931. 



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Acts, 1931. — Chap. 122. 



Chap.122 An Act providing a program for the acceleration of 

STATE HIGHWAY AND BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, IN ORDER 
TO ALLEVIATE THE PRESENT UNEMPLOYMENT EMERGENCY, 
AND FOR FURNISHING CERTAIN TEMPORARY FINANCIAL 
RELIEF TO CITIES AND TOWNS, TO BE FINANCED BY THE 
ISSUE OF SHORT TERM NOTES AND FROM THE PROCEEDS 
OF AN INCREASE IN THE GASOLINE TAX. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Department 
of public 
works may 
expend an 
additional 
sum for con- 
struction of 
state highways. 



May acquire 
land in city 
of Boston 
for office pur- 
poses and con- 
struct building 
thereon, etc. 



Proviso. 



May take 
necessary 
land, etc. 



Expenditure. 



State treas- 
urer may 
borrow on 
credit of com- 
monwealth, 
issue and re- 
new notes, etc. 



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: 

Section 1, The department of pubHc works is hereby 
authorized to expend for the construction of state highways 
the sum of seven milhon dollars, the same to be in addition 
to and in anticipation of any sum to be appropriated for the 
same purpose in the general appropriation act of the current 
year. 

Section 2. The department of public works, with the 
approval of the governor, is hereby authorized, on behalf of 
the commonwealth, to acquire land in the city of Boston for 
a building for general office and headquarters purposes of 
the department, and, after plans therefor have been ap- 
proved by the governor, to construct a building for these 
purposes on said land or, after approval of plans as afore- 
said, to construct such a building on land already owned by 
the commonwealth; provided, that in lieu of acquiring land 
and constructing a building thereon or constructing a build- 
ing on land already owned by the commonwealth, the de- 
partment, if it so desires and the governor approves, may 
purchase, on behalf of the commonwealth, land and an 
existing building in said city suitable for the purpose and 
alter the same for its use. For the purpose of acquiring land 
for the construction of a new building as aforesaid, the de- 
partment, on behalf of the commonwealth, may take in fee 
by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine or eighty A 
of the General Laws such land as may be necessary. For the 
purposes of this section, the department may expend a 
sum not exceeding one million five hundred thousand dollars. 

Section 3. For the purposes of this act, the state 
treasurer, upon the request of the department of public 
works, shall borrow on the credit of the commonwealth such 
sums, not exceeding, in the aggregate, eight million five 
hundred thousand dollars, as may from time to time be 
required, and may issue and renew notes of the common- 
wealth, carrying such rates of interest as the state treasurer 
may fix, with the approval of the governor and council, 
such notes, whether original or renewal, to be payable not 
later than April thirtieth, nineteen hundred and thirty-five. 
Such notes shall be signed by the state treasurer, approved 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 122. 97 

by the governor and countersigned by the comptroller. All Principal and 
sums necessary to meet payments oi prmcipal and interest account of 
on account of said notes or renewals thereof shall be paid "ewaisto be 
from the Highway Fund; but said notes and renewals g'/']i^°°'pujjd 
thereof shall nevertheless be general obligations of the 
commonwealth. 

Section 4. There is hereby imposed an additional excise Additional 
tax of one cent on each gallon of fuel, as defined in section gasoline^ *"* 
one of chapter sixty-four A of the General Laws, sold in '^"r''>,"| °®/*^'''" 
the commonwealth during the period beginning with the 
first day of May of the current year and ending with the 
thirtieth day of April, nineteen hundred and thirty-three, 
the same to be levied and collected, and the proceeds thereof 
disposed of, as provided in said chapter SLxt3^-four A, and 
the provisions of said chapter shall apply to said additional 
excise to the same extent as to the normal excise levied 
thereunder. 

Section 5. No assessments for or on account of any work during certain 
done during the two fiscal years ending November thirtieth, as'^Jessments 
nineteen hundred and thirty-one shall be made upon the upondtl^, 
several cities and towns of the commonwealth under section towns or 
sixteen or nineteen of chapter eighty-one of the General work done 
Laws or upon any countj^ under section nine of said chapter prolTsioM^oT 
eightj^-one, and during the two fiscal years ending November ia«'. etc. 
thirtieth, nineteen hundred and thirty-two, no assessments 
shall be made under sections fifty-six to fifty-nine, inclusive, 
of chapter ninety-two of the General Laws upon any city 
or town of the metropohtan parks district to meet one half 
the cost of the ordinary annual maintenance of boulevards 
but in each of said years the entire cost of such ordinary 
maintenance shall be appropriated from the Highway Fund. 
All amounts, including interest, that have been paid in ad- 
vance by any county on account of assessments for or on 
account of work done in nineteen hundred and thirty shall 
be repaid forthwith to such county by the state treasurer 
without appropriation. 

Section 6. All the space suitable for office purposes office space 
and not used for the activities of the department of public department of 
works in any building constructed or acquired hereunder for fo'^'j'iiggfgnlj 
its use shall be assigned for the use of other state depart- for use of" 
ments. There shall annually be paid from the general depa'i-tmeuts. 
revenue into the Highway Fund a sum equal to the amount sum to be 
which would have been received if the space so assigned f;,'"e,',u°vaient 
to other state departments had been leased at fair market spaces in^pri- 
rates for equivalent spaces in privately owned buildings; ^^ifd: "''"*' 
provided, that the sum so to be paid shall be at least suf- Pr^vi 
ficient to cover the same ratio of the costs of inaintenance 
and upkeep of the building and of a fair rate for interest and. 
depreciation on the investment in said building as the space 
therein assigned to such other state departments bears to all 
the space suitable for office purposes in the said building. 

Section 7. There shall be paid from the Highway Fund ,;\!;j;;',J|,'?|;i'^^^"^ 
on June first in each of the years nineteen hundred and and towns of 



nga. 



98 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 123. 



commonwealth, 
except towns 
entitled to 
state aid for 
repair, etc., of 
public ways, 
of certain sum 
to be paid 
from Highway 
Fund on 
June first 
in each of years 
1931 and 1932, 
and to be 
expended only 
for construc- 
tion, etc., of 
highways, etc. 



Temporary 
increase in limi- 
tation of 
amount that 
may be 
expended by 
state for repair, 
etc., of public 
ways other 
than state 
highways, in 
towns entitled 
to said benefits. 



thirty-one and nineteen hundred and thirty-two to the 
cities and towns of the commonwealth, except the towns 
entitled to state aid for repair and improvement of pubhc 
ways under section twenty-six of chapter eighty-one of the 
General Laws, as most recently amended by chapter one 
hundred and seventy-one of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirty, the sum of two million five hundred thousand 
dollars, the same to be apportioned among such cities and 
towns in proportion to the amounts for which they were 
respectively assessed for the state tax of the year nineteen 
hundred and thirty, and any sum received by such a city or 
town hereunder, and any additional sum, not exceeding 
twenty-five dollars, received, as hereinafter provided, by a 
town entitled to state aid under said section twenty-six, 
shall be expended only for the construction, reconstruction 
or maintenance of highways, and shall, in the year of receipt, 
be included by the assessors thereof as an estimated receipt 
and deducted from the amount required to be raised by 
taxation to meet appropriations made in that year for 
highway purposes. For each of said years nineteen hundred 
and thirty-one and nineteen hundred and thirty-two the 
limitation of one hundred dollars per mile imposed by said 
section twenty-six upon the sums of money that may be 
expended by the commonwealth for the repair and improve- 
ment of pubhc ways other than state highways in towns 
entitled to the benefits of said section is hereby increased to 
one hundred and twenty-five dollars per mile. 

Approved March 24, 1931. 



Chap. 12^ An Act authorizing the city of haverhill to establish 

AND maintain PUBLIC HOSPITALS AND TO ACQUIRE THE 
hale HOSPITAL PROVIDED FOR SUCH PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Haverhill may establish and 
maintain one or more public hospitals for the use of the in- 
habitants of said city, and others admitted thereto, who 
may require medical or surgical treatment, and may appro- 
priate money for the estabhshment, equipment and main- 
tenance of said hospital or hospitals. 

Section 2. Said city is hereby authorized to accept the 
transfer and conveyance of all the property, real and per- 
sonal, not charged with any trust, of The Hale Hospital 
from the trustees thereof, including all the accounts receiv- 
able, free funds and securities of said hospital, in considera- 
tion of the assumption and payment by said city of all the 
indebtedness of said hospital outstanding on the date of 
transfer. Said city is hereby further authorized, in con- 
sideration of the aforesaid, to receive from said trustees and 
to administer through the board of trustees provided under 
section three the trust funds and other property of said 
hospital in accordance with the terms and conditions govern- 



City of 

Haverhill may 
establish and 
maintain pub- 
lic hospitals, 
etc. 



May accept 
transfer and 
conveyance of 
rejil and per- 
sonal property 
of The Hale 
Hospital. 



Trust funds. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 124. 99 

ing the administration thereof, on the condition that such 
transfer and management are authorized by a decree of a 
court of competent jurisdiction and in accordance with the 
conditions and terms of said decree. The management and etc^o^f^'"^"*' 
control of all property received under this section shall be in property, 
said city through the trustees designated in section three. 
All employees of said hospital at the time the said city Hospital 
acquires the same shall continue to perform their usual become^per-" 
duties as temporary employees of said city upon the same manent em- 
terms and conditions as existing at the time of said acquisi- city. etc. 
tion and unless removed for cause or appointed to permanent 
positions, prior to the expiration of six months from the date 
of such acquisition, shall become permanent employees of 
said city and shall thereafter hold office under civil service. 
Prior to the expiration of such period they may be appointed 
to permanent positions without civil service examinations. 

Section 3. The members of the municipal council of Membersof 
said city shall be the trustees of all municipal hospitals of council to be 
the said city, including the General Stephen Henry Gale ^uni^tpa/ ''^ 
Hospital, and the said Hale Hospital if acquired as provided hospitals. 
under section two. 

Section 4. For the purpose of providing adequate hospi- u^*J!o^*j^on 
tals for the use specified in section one, with buildings neces- issue bonds, 
sary therefor, and of providing funds for meeting any obliga- ^*°' 
tions assumed by said city under section two, said city may 
borrow from time to time within a period of five years from 
the passage of this act, such sums of money as may be neces- 
sary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, one hundred thousand 
dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall 
bear on their face the words, Haverhill Hospital Loan, Act ^''^^'^''^Vl 
of 1931. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate Act of 1931. 
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 author- 
ized. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be outside 
the statutory limit, and shall, except as herein provided, be 
subject to the provisions of chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws, exclusive of the limitation contained in the first para- 
graph of section seven thereof, as revised by chapter three 
hundred and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight. 

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

Approved March 24, 1931. 

An Act authorizing the Portuguese association of the Chap.124: 

HOLY ghost, incorporated, TO HOLD REAL ESTATE AND 
confirming TITLE TO ITS PRESENT HOLDINGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The corporation known as Portuguese Asso- Portuguese 
ciation of the Holy Ghost, Incorporated, incorporated under the iToiv 
general law and located in the town of Dighton, is hereby porated, may' 



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Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 125, 126. 



hold real 
estate. 



Title to 
present real 
estate hold- 
ings 
confirmed. 



authorized to hold real estate in said town to an amount not 
exceeding five thousand dollars. All of said property and the 
income derived therefrom shall be used for the purposes of 
said corporation as set forth in its charter or certificate of 
incorporation or in any amendment thereof. 

Section 2. The title of said corporation to all real estate 
in said town standing in its name on the effective date hereof, 
in so far as it is affected by lack of statutory authority for the 
investment of funds of such corporations in real estate, is 
hereby confirmed. 

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

Approved March £4, 1931. 



Chap. 125 An Act extending existing provisions of law giving 

CITIZENS OF THE COMMONWEALTH A PREFERENCE IN PUBLIC 
service AND WORK. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G. L. 31, § 19, 
amended. 

Citizens to 
have preference 
in public 
service and 
work. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would, in part, 
defeat its purpose to help relieve against the existing unem- 
ployment emergency, 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 thirty-one of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by striking out section nineteen and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 19. Except as otherwise provided 
by law, in all positions, employments and work in any branch 
of the service of the commonwealth, or of any county, city, 
town or district therein, citizens of the commonwealth shall 
be given preference. Approved March 24, 1931. 



Chap. 126 An Act relative to state forests and lands acquired 

BY THE commonwealth FOR REFORESTATION AND EXPERI- 
MENT in forest MANAGEMENT. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G. L. 1.32, § 2, 
etc., amended. 



Commissioner 
of con.servation 
may accept 
gifts of land 
for reforestation 
and experi- 
ment in forest 
management, 
etc. 



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: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter one hundred and 
thirty-two of the General Laws, as amended by section one 
of chapter two hundred and eighty-four of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-four, is hereby further amended by 
striking out the last two sentences and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — The commissioner may, subject to 
the approval of the deed and title by the attorney general, 
accept on behalf of the commonwealth gifts of land to be held 
and managed for experiment and illustration in forest manage- 
ment and for reforestation in accordance with such rules and 
regulations as the commissioner, with the approval of the 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 126. ' 101 

governor and council, may prescribe. A donor of such land ^J^'^'^l^^^ 
may reserve the right to buy back the land in accordance land, 
with such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon by 
and between such donor and the commissioner; but in the 
absence of such reservation in his deed of gift he shall not have 
such right. 

Section 2. Section thirty-one of said chapter one hun- g. l. 132, § 31, 
dred and thirty-two is hereby amended by striking out, in the '^'"^"'^^^■ 
first line, the words "the preceding section" and inserting in 
place thereof the words: — section thirty or thirty-three, — 
and by inserting after the word "forester" in the third line 
the following sentence : — Lands acquired by purchase for 
experiment and illustration in forest management and for 
reforestation under the provisions of chapter four hundred 
and seventy-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and eight 
and amendments thereof, or of the corresponding provisions 
of later laws, as to which the period limited for repurchase 
by their original ow^ners, or their heirs or assigns, in accord- 
ance with said provisions shall have expired without such 
repurchase, shall also be known as state forests and shall be 
under the control and management of the forester to the 
same extent as if acquired under section thirty, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 31 . Lands acquired under section Management 
thirty or thirty-three shall be known as state forests, and shall °^ ®*'^*® orests. 
be under the control and management of the forester. Lands Lands acquired 
acquired by purchase for experiment and illustration in forest f'o^ experi-^^ 
management and for reforestation under the provisions of ™ana^emenT* 
chapter four hundred and seventy-eight of the acts of nine- and for 
teen hundred and eight and amendments thereof, or of the undeTrTrovf- 
corresponding provisions of later laws, as to which the period f°°^°^ ^Hh^ 

,..,» 1 1 1 • ••! I'l- 478, etc., as to 

hmited lor repurchase by their origmal owners, or their heirs which period 
or assigns, in accordance with said provisions shall have th^ir'repur- 
expired without such repurchase, shall also be known as state or^^inlFowners, 
forests and shall be under the control and management of the etc°, s'haii 
forester to the same extent as if acquired under section thirty, to belcnown'as 
He shall reforest and develop such lands, and may, subject state forests, 
to the approval of the commissioner and advisory council of 
the department of conservation, make all reasonable regu- 
lations which in his opinion will tend to increase the public 
enjoyment and benefit therefrom and to protect and conserve 
the water supplies of the commonwealth. 

Section 3. Section thirty-four A of said chapter one g l- 132. 
hundred and thirty-two, inserted by section three of chapter amended, 
two hundred and eighty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-three, is hereby amended by striking out the first 
paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following : — 

The commissioner, with the approval of the governor and ^ay "eit'etc^y 
council, and after a public hearing, may sell or exchange any certain land, 
land acquired by the commonwealth under section thirty or ** °' 
thirty-three, chapter three hundred and forty-four of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, or chapter four 
hundred and seventy-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and eight and amendments thereof or corresponding provi- 



' 102 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 127. 



May grant 
rights of way 
for public 
highways, etc. 



May grant 
locations for 
certain public 
utilities, etc. 



Proviso. 



G. L. 132, § 10, 
as amended, 
repealed. 



Lands acquired 
under pro- 
visions of 
1908, 478, etc., 
to become part 
of state forests 
as period 
limited for 
their repurchase 
by original 
owners, etc., 
expires. 



sions of later laws, and niaj- in like manner grant rights of 
way for public highways over any such land, if in his judg- 
ment such sale, exchange or grant is advantageous to the 
commonwealth, and may execute such deeds of conveyance 
or other papers as may be necessary; and the commissioner 
may also grant over or across any such lands such locations 
as shall be found by order of the department of public utilities 
after public hearing to be required by public necessity or 
convenience for telephone, telegraph or electric light or power 
transmission lines, and as in his judgment are necessary and 
will serve the public interest, and may execute such papers as 
may be necessary; provided, that no sale or exchange of any 
land or interest therein acquired by the commonwealth under 
said chapter four hundred and seventy-eight and its amend- 
ments or corresponding provisions of later laws, which is 
subject to an option of repurchase, and that no grant either 
of right of way or location over or across the same, shall be 
made unless the holder of such option joins in the sale, 
exchange or grant. 

Section 4. Section ten of said chapter one hundred and 
thirty-two, as amended by section one of chapter two hundred 
and seventy-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
one, is hereby repealed. 

Section 5. All lands acquired by the commissioner of 
conservation under the provisions of said chapter four hun- 
dred and seventy-eight and its amendments or of the cor- 
responding provisions of later laws, as to which the period 
limited for their repurchase by their original owners, or their 
heirs or assigns, in accordance with said provisions has not 
expired, shall continue to be held and managed, subject to 
repurchase and reconveyance, as therein provided, but as the 
said period shall from time to time expire in respect to any 
parcel of land so acquired without repurchase and reconvey- 
ance, said parcel shall become part of the state forests and 
shall be subject to section thirty-one of said chapter one 
hundred and thirty-two, as amended by section two of this 
act. Approved March 24, 1931. 



Chap. 127 An Act authorizing the city of lawtience to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



City of 
Lawrence 
may borrow 
money for 
school 
purposes. 



Lawrence 
School Loan, 
Act of 1931. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing school build- 
ings, and/or additions to existing school buildings where such 
additions increase the floor space of said buildings, and orig- 
inally equipping and furnishing such new buildings and/or 
additions, and/or for acquiring land for school purposes, 
the city of Lawrence may borrow from time to time, within a 
period of three 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, Lawrence 
School Loan, Act of 193 L Each authorized issue shall con- 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 128. 103 

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 pro- 
vided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws, exclusive of the limitation contained in the first para- 
graph of section seven thereof, as revised by chapter three 
hundred and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight. 

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

Approved March 24, 1931. 



An Act to authorize the town of Manchester to main- Chav 128 

TAIN A tide gate AND TO FILL THE FLATS AND TIDAL 
AREA IN SAID TOWN NORTHEAST OF BEACH STREET. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the benefit of the public health, the Town of 
town of Manchester is hereby authorized, subject to the may°ma1ntain 
provisions hereinafter set forth, to install and maintain a fiiffhe^flats^"*^ 
proper tide gate at some convenient point in Beach street, ?nd tidal area 
and, in accordance with plans therefor approved by the de- northeast^" 
partment of public works under the provisions of chapter Beach street, 
ninety-one of the General Laws, to fill solid the flats and 
tidal area in said town lying northeast of Beach street and 
bounded northwesterly and northeasterly by property of 
Boston and Maine railroad, southeasterly by properties 
supposed to be now or formerly owned by Gustave Nahates, 
Rebekah Sandberg, Herman C. Swett, Margaret Swanson, 
Dominick Flatley, Mary F. Keneally, John J. Henry, 
Susan E. Hooper, John J. Connors, Annie M. Sinnicks, 
Margaret M. Sheehan and D. B. Hodgkins Company, and 
southwesterly by Beach street. The above area shall be' 
filled to at least the level of one foot above mean high water, 
and the town in connection therewith, shall make proper 
provision for drainage of the filled area and of the surrounding 
territory naturally draining into or through the same. 

Section 2. Said town may take by eminent domain in May take 
accordance with the provisions of chapter seventy-nine of natsreTd! '''"^^' 
the General Laws, and amendments thereof, or upon vote 
of the town at any time to that effect, in accordance with 
chapters seventy-nine and eighty of the General Laws, as 
amended, such lands, flats or easements as may be necessary 
to carry out the purposes hereof. Any person sustaining Property 
damages in his property by any such taking shall be entitled recwIiT' 
to recover the same from said town under said chapter 
seventy-nine, as amended. Provided, however, that in Proviso, 
the event the several owners of the various parcels to be 
filled in accordance with the provisions of this act shall 



104 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 129. 



Powers may 
be exercised 
by committee, 
etc. 



Town may 
make appro- 
priations to be 
included in 
tax levy, or 
may borrow 
money, issue 
notes, etc. 



Manchester 
Upper Harbor 
Filling Loan, 
Act of 1931. 



Effective upon 
acceptance, etc. 



either release the town from all claims for damages by reason 
of any action of the town taken or to be taken under this 
act, or shall grant to the town the right to make such filling 
as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this act, 
no betterments shall be assessed under the provisions of said 
chapter eighty or under any other provisions of law. 

Section 3. The powers granted said town by sections 
one and two of this act may be exercised by a committee to 
be designated or appointed for that purpose by the town or 
if no such committee be designated or appointed, then by 
the selectmen. 

Section 4. Said town may from time to time provide 
for the payment of the expense of carrjdng out the under- 
taking authorized by this act, including damages recover- 
able in accordance with the provisions of section two, by 
appropriations to be included in the tax levy or may, within 
five years from the passage of this act, borrow inside the 
statutory limit a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, 
and may issue notes for any moneys so borrowed, each of 
which notes shall bear on its face the words, Manchester 
Upper Harbor Filling Loan, Act of 1931, and shall be pay- 
able within five years from its date and otherwise in accord- 
ance with chapter forty-four of the General Laws; provided, 
that no money shall be borrowed and no notes shall be 
issued hereunder unless the sum of at least five thousand 
dollars toward paj^ment of expense as aforesaid has been 
raised, or has been appropriated to be raised, by taxation 
in the year in which the loan is authorized. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the town of Manchester; but, for the purpose of 
such acceptance, it shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 24, 1931. 



\ 



Chap.129 -^^ Act relative to the retirement of officers of the 
national guard and militia service. 



G. L, 33, § 
amended. 



Retirement of 
officers of the 
national guard 
and militia 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter thirty-three of the General Laws, as appearing 
in chapter four hundred and sixty-five of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby amended by strik- 
ing out section ninety-eight and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 98. Any commissioned officer in 
the militia service of the age of sixty-four shall be dis- 
charged, or placed upon the retired list, with the grade held 
by him at the time of making application therefor, provided 
that he complies with this chapter. Any commissioned 
officer in the militia service who has served as such in the 
active militia of the commonwealth for the period of ten 
years may, upon his own apphcation, be placed upon the 
retired list with the rank held by him in the active militia; 
but an officer of the active militia who, at the time of making 
such apphcation, has remained in the same grade for the 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 130. 105 

period of ten years, or has served as a commissioned officer 
for the period of fifteen years, or, having served in the army 
or navy of the United States in time of war and, having been 
honorably discharged therefrom, has also served as a com- 
missioned officer in the active militia of the commonwealth 
for a period of five years, may be retired with the rank next 
in grade above that held by him during the six months pre- 
ceding the time of making such application. Any com- 
missioned officer who has served in the active mihtia of the 
commonwealth for the period of fifteen years, at least six 
of which have been as a commissioned officer, may be placed 
upon the retired list with the rank held by him in the active 
militia. Any commissioned officer in the active militia 
after the completion of twenty-five years or more of com- 
missioned service may be placed upon the retired Hst with 
such increase in rank as the commander-in-chief may direct. 
A commissioned officer upon the retired list accepting a Retired officers 

., .• -Vi* J. J.* I," on active list 

commission m the active mihtia may at any time, upon his may be re- 
own application, be placed again upon the retired hst with tired agam. 
the rank with which he was formerly retired; provided, that, Proviso, 
if his latest service on the active list has entitled him to a 
grade on the retired list higher than that previously held by 
him, he shall be given such higher grade. At his own request, 
an officer of the active militia applying for retirement, or a 
retired officer, may be given any rank of the same grade then 
held by him or of a lower grade. All officers who held a Certain officers 
commission in the Massachusetts volunteer militia prior to J^fu-ement. °'^ 
May twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and eighteen, who 
would have been entitled to retirement as hereinbefore pro- 
vided had the same been in effect, shall be entitled to apply 
for retirement under the provisions of this section. Service 
in the state guard shall be considered as service in the active 
militia. Ajjproved March 24, 1931. 



An Act relative to the time of filing annual state- (7/iaT).130 

MENTS OF condition BY SAVINGS AND INSURANCE BANKS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-nine of chapter one hundred and seventy- ^^,^jjjj|' ^ ^^' 
eight of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, 
in the first line, the word "twenty" and inserting in place 
thereof the word: — fifty, — and by striking out the sec- 
ond sentence, — so as to read as follows: — Section 29. The ;^^"""g''|,f ^''o^ 
treasurer shall annually, within fifty days after the last ditionby 
business day in October, file with the commissioner of insur- fnsunfnce" 
ance and the commissioner of banks a statement showing banks, 
the financial condition of the insurance department on the 
last business day of October. Such annual statement shall 
be in the form required by the commissioners, who shall 
embody therein so much of the forms now prescribed for life 
insurance companies and for savings banks as may seem to 
them appropriate, with any additional inquiries they may 



106 Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 131,132. 

require for the purpose of eliciting a complete and accurate 
exhibit of the condition and transactions of the banks. The 
assets and liabilities shall be computed and allowed in such 
statement in accordance with the rules governing insurance 
companies, except as herein otherwise provided. The presi- 
dent or vice president of the savings and insurance bank and 
five or more of its trustees shall make oath that the report is 
correct according to the best of their knowledge and belief. 
The commissioner of insurance and the commissioner of 
banks may also at any time require the treasurer to make 
such other statement of condition or furnish such other 
information concerning the insurance department as they 
deem necessary. Approved March 2]^., 1931. 

Chap. ISl An Act repealing certain special provisions of law 

RELATIVE TO THE SALARY OF THE PRESENT PHYSICIAN AND 
SURGEON AT THE STATE PRISON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

ll^llud' ^'*' Chapter two hundred and fourteen of the Special Acts of 
nineteen hundred and nineteen is hereby repealed. 

Approved March 21^, 1931. 

Chap.lS2 An Act relative to the transmission by city and town 

CLERKS TO THE STATE SECRETARY OF CERTIFIED COPIES OF 
records of certain BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

amended ^ '^' Scctiou twclve of cliaptcr forty-six of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the words : — 
and transmit to the state secretary a certified copy of the 
^ordso^f record thereof, — so as to read as follows: — Section 12. 
certain births, Each towu clerk shall forthwith make a certified copy of 
^ifd d'^ths. the record of each birth and death recorded during the previ- 
ous month, if the parents of the child born or the deceased 
were residents of any other town in the commonwealth or 
in any other state at the time of said birth or death, and 
transmit it to the clerk of the town where such parents or 
deceased person were so resident, and in case of a birth, also 
to the town where the birth occurred, stating the name of 
the street and number of the house, if any, where such 
Transmission parcuts or dcccascd pcrsou so resided; and the clerk of a 
secre^ry. towu in the commonwcalth receiving such certified copy, or 

certified copies of births, marriages or deaths, from the clerk 
of a town without the commonwealth, shall record the same 
and transmit to the state secretary a certified copy of the 
record thereof. Approved March 24, 1931. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 133,134. 107 



An Act relative to the abatement of uncollected Phny 133 

LOCAL TAXES ON AUTHORIZATION BY THE COMMISSIONER ^' 

OF CORPORATIONS AND TAXATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter fifty-eight of the General Laws, as most recently g. l. 58, § 8, 
amended in section eight by chapter two hundred and ''*° ' '^™«"'^«'^- 
eighty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, is hereby further amended by striking out said section 
and inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 8. f """fngf j.eft\in 
Whenever it appears to the commissioner that at the end of delinquent 
two years from the commitment of any warrant to a col- ^^"^ collectors. 
lector any taxes upon such warrant remain uncollected, or if 
collected have not been turned over to the town treasurer, 
the commissioner shall within three months, bring the 
matter to the attention of the attorney general, who may 
bring or cause to be brought an action of contract in the 
name of the town against the collector and upon his bond, 
in the superior court for the county where the town lies. 
Any amount recovered under this section shall be paid into 
the treasury of the town in whose name the action is prose- 
cuted; but all reasonable expenses incurred by the attorney 
general in any such action shall be borne by the town, and 
may be recovered from it by the commonwealth in contract. 
If, at any time after the expiration of one year from the ^''^^^^'i^"^ 
commitment of any w^arrant to a collector, the commissioner lected taxes, 
is of the opinion that any taxes thereon remaining uncol- 
lected should be abated, he may authorize the assessors, in 
writing, to abate any part or the whole of such taxes, either 
by items or by abatement of a sum total, stated in such 
written authorization. The assessors may thereupon make 
the abatement authorized and enter the same in their 
record of abatements, making reference in said record to such 
authorization as the cause or reason for the abatement. 

Approved March 24, 1931. 



An Act reviving combo manufacturing company. C/iap. 134 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Combo Manufacturing Company, a corpora- ComboManu- 
tion dissolved by chapter two hundred and thirty-eight of company 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby revived. 
revi\ed 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 

„ . 1 11 II- operative. 

thirty-first, nineteen hundred and thirty-one. 

Approved March 24, 1931. 



108 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 135,136. 



G. L. 160, § 232, 
amended. 



Liability for 
damages in 
case of col- 
lision at grade 
crossings, etc. 



Chap. 135 An Act relative to the liability of railroad corpora- 
tions FOR DAMAGES IN CASE OF COLLISIONS AT GRADE 
INVOLVING THEIR RAIL-BORNE MOTOR CARS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section two hundred and thirty-two of chap- 
ter one hundred and sixty of the General Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word "cars" in the second 
Hne the words : — or rail-borne motor cars, — and by insert- 
ing after the word ''section" in the fourth line the words: — 
or to give signals by such means or in such manner as may be 
prescribed by orders of the department, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 232. If a person is injured in his person 
or property by collision with the engines or cars or rail-borne 
motor cars of a railroad corporation at a crossing such as is 
described in section one hundred and thirty-eight, and it 
appears that the corporation neglected to give the signals 
required by said section or to give signals by such means or 
in such manner as may be prescribed by orders of the depart- 
ment, and that such neglect contributed to the injury, the 
corporation shall be hable for all damages caused by the 
collision, or to a fine recoverable by indictment as provided in 
section three of chapter two hundred and twenty-nine, or, 
if the life of a person so injured is lost, to damages recoverable 
in tort, as provided in said section three, unless it is shown 
that, in addition to a mere want of ordinary care, the person 
injured or the person who had charge of his person or property 
was, at the time of the collision, guilty of gross or wilful negli- 
gence, or was acting in violation of the law, and that such 
gross or wilful negligence or unlawful act contributed to the 
injury. 

Section 2. The department of public utilities is hereby 
directed to proceed, as soon as may be after the effective date 
of this act, under section sixteen of chapter one hundred and 
fifty-nine of the General Laws, to consider as to the regula- 
tions and practices observed by railroad corporations with 
respect to their rail-borne motor cars, and the equipment and 
appliances provided by said corporations to be used on such 
motor cars, in giving signals at or near places where the rail- 
road crosses upon the same level any public way or traveled 
place and, after a hearing, to fix and prescribe by order the 
regulations, practices, appliances and equipment thereafter 
to be observed and used by railroad corporations with respect 
to the giving of signals by rail-borne motor cars as aforesaid. 

Approved March 24, 1931. 



Department of 
public utilities, 
after a hearing, 
to fix and pre- 
scribe by order, 
regulations, 
practices, appli- 
ances and 
equipment to 
be observed 
and used by 
railroad cor- 
porations with 
respect to giv- 
ing of signals 
by rail-borne 
motor cars. 



C/iap.l36 An Act establishing the compensation of special jus- 
tices OF the municipal court of the city of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Si^ndl^d' ^ ^^' Section L Section fifty-two of chapter two hundred and 
eighteen of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 137. 109 

out, in the fifteenth and sixteenth Hnes, the word ''twenty- 
five" and inserting in place thereof the word: — thirty, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 52. The chief justice may Municipal 
from time to time make assignments for the attendan<5e of a city oFfioston 
justice at the several times and places appointed for holding Assignment 
court. The chief justice, or, in case of his death, illness, of justices, 

1 . -x ii • • X • J- •(••!• additional 

absence or mcapacity, the senior associate justice, if m his sessions. 

opinion the public business so requires, may provide for 

additional sessions of the court. A special justice may hold Special 

any such additional session at the request of the chief justice assignment, 

or senior associate as aforesaid, or a regular session at the duTies!^'^'^ 

request of the justice whose duty it may be to hold it, or, in 

case of the illness or absence of any justice, or a vacancy, at 

the request of any justice. During the continuance of such 

requests, or during such illness, absence or vacancy, a special 

justice shall have and exercise all the powers and duties of a 

justice. The fact of holding court and the fact which gave 

him jurisdiction shall be entered upon the general records of 

the court, but need not be stated in the record of any case 

heard by him. His compensation shall be thirty dollars for Compensation. 

each day's service; and, except when holding an additional 

session as above provided, the compensation for service in 

excess of thirty days in any one year which may be rendered 

to or for any one justice shall be deducted by the treasurer 

of Suffolk county from the salary of such justice. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Effective upon 
during the current year by the mayor and city council of the ^'"^^^^^'^''^' «^'=- 
city of Boston, in accordance with the provisions of its 
charter. Approved March 24, 1931. 



An Act relative to the jurisdiction of district courts Chav. 1^7 
IN supplementary and other proceedings in civil 
actions against debtors. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section six of chapter two hundred and ^tc '"amended 
twenty-four of the General Laws, as appearing in section 
two of chapter three hundred and thirty-four of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, is hereby further 
amended by striking out, in the eighth, ninth, tenth and 
eleventh hnes the following " ; or if the defendant or debtor 
was arrested or lives or has a usual place of business or em- 
ployment in the county of Suffolk, such proceedings may 
also be had in the municipal court of the city of Boston", — 
so that the first paragraph will read as follows: — Except P'^'fe of j^^'^^- 
as provided in section five, all proceedings for the examina- for examina- 
tion, commitment or discharge of a defendant arrested on J,'en't*or™'""' 
mesne process or on execution, and all supplementary pro- j'f ''j'j'ifQ."^ " 
ceedings under this chapter as to a judgment debtor, shall anested 
be had in the district court within whose judicial district procws°ltc. 
the defendant or debtor was arrested or lives or has a usual 
place of business or employment; or, if the defendant or 



no 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 138. 



Time allowed 
to procure 
bail, etc. 



Recogni- 
zance, etc. 



Defendant 
not giving 
bail or recog- 
nizing may be 
imprisoned. 



When 
operative. 



debtor does not live or have a usual place of business or 
employment within the commonwealth, such proceedings 
ma}^ also be had in the district court within whose judicial 
district the record of the original action is kept. When 
arrested on mesne process, the defendant shall be allowed 
a reasonable time to procure bail or sureties for his recog- 
nizance, and when arrested on execution the debtor shall 
be allowed reasonable time to procure sureties for his recog- 
nizance. If not released, he shall be taken before a proper 
court, as provided in this chapter; or if he wishes to recog- 
nize he may be taken at his request before a master in 
chancery. A master in chancery or the court may accept 
his recognizance to the plaintiff or creditor with surety 
or sureties in a sum not less than the ad damnum of the 
writ, unless the court shall expressly fix a smaller sum, con- 
ditioned that he will have a time and place appointed for 
his examination before some court having jurisdiction, 
which time shall be within thirty days after the time of 
his arrest and, in case of an arrest on mesne process, before 
judgment, giving notice of the time and place thereof as 
provided in this chapter, and appear at the time and place 
appointed for his examination, and from time to time until 
the proceedings are concluded, and not depart without 
leave of the court, making no default at any time fixed for 
his examination, and abide the final order of the court 
thereon. If the arrest is made when the court is not sit- 
ting and the defendant or debtor does not recognize or give 
bail, the officer making the arrest may deliver him to the 
keeper of the jail, to be detained therein until the next 
sitting of the court, when he shall be delivered to said officer 
to be taken before the court. If the defendant, when taken 
before the court, does not give bail or recognize to its satis- 
faction, the court shall cause a certificate thereof to be 
attached to the writ, and the defendant shall be committed 
to jail until he gives bail or recognizes or until the time 
appointed for his examination, or, if no such time be ap- 
pointed, then until the further order of the court, when 
he shall be delivered by the jailer to the officer who made 
the arrest, or, in his absence or disability, to any other officer, 
to be by him taken before the court. 

Section 2. This act shall become operative on July 
first of the current year and shall be applicable only in case 
of supplementary proceedings commenced on or after said 
date. Approved March 24, 19S1. 



C hap. 1S8 An Act relative to the operation of semi-trailer units 
ON the ways of the commonwealth. 



G. L. 85, § 30, 
etc., amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirty of chapter eighty-five of the 
General Laws, as most recently amended by section one of 
chapter three hundred and fifty-three of the acts of nineteen 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 138. Ill 

hundred and thirty, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word "fifteen", in the eighth hne, the words: — 
, or, in case of a semi-trailer unit, whether or not so equipped, 
more than twenty, — by striking out, in the twelfth and 
thirteenth Hues, the words "semi-trailer unit or any other 
type of vehicle provided with three axles" and inserting in 
place thereof the words : — vehicle having three axles, of a 
type other than a semi-trailer unit, — and also by inserting 
after the word "of" in the fifteenth line the word: — such, 
— so as to read as follows : — Section 30. No vehicle shall Use of public 
travel or object be moved, on any pubhc way, which has any veiucieLn^''^ 
device attached to or made a part of its wheels or the rollers objects^^''^ 
or other supports on which it rests, which will injure the regulated, 
surface of the way; nor shall any vehicle travel or object 
be moved, on any public way, which weighs more than 
fourteen, or, in case of a vehicle equipped with pneumatic 
tires, more than fifteen, or, in case of a semi-trailer unit, Semi-traiier 
whether or not so equipped, more than twenty, tons, without 
a permit from the board or officer having charge of such way, 
or, in case of a way determined by the department of public 
works to be a through route, from the commissioner of public 
works; provided, that a vehicle having three axles, of a type Proviso, 
other than a semi-trailer unit, when operated on such through 
routes, may weigh more than fourteen, or, in case of such 
a vehicle equipped with pneumatic tires, more than fifteen, 
tons, but not more than twenty tons except when operated 
under a permit from said commissioner. No vehicle shall ^ays outside 
travel or object be moved on any public way, outside of the of metropoii- 
metropolitan parks or sewerage districts, the weight of which sewerage^du- 
resting on the surface of such way exceeds eight hundred *'''*'*^- 
pounds upon any inch of the tire, roller or other support, 
without such a permit. Such a permit may limit the time Permits, 
within which it shall be in force and the ways which may be dit^onsTetc""' 
used and may contain any provisions or conditions necessary 
for the protection of such ways from injury. If, in the opin- Regulations 
ion of the board or officer having charge of any public way, ?„ certafn "^^ 
the travel or moving thereon at any season of the year of ^®^!f°"g°^f 
any vehicle or object which weighs more than ten thousand 
pounds would cause injury to such way more serious than 
the ordinary wear and tear which the type of construction 
of such way is designed to withstand, such board or officer 
may by regulation prohibit such vehicle or object from pass- 
ing over such way during such season without a permit 
therefor. All such regulations shall, when affecting ways Approval by 
which are determined by the department of public works to of pubiilf"*' 
be through routes, be subject to the approval of such depart- works, when, 
ment. Such regulations shall be published and shall take Publication 
effect as provided in case of rules and orders under section effect!' '"^ 
twenty-two of chapter forty and shall be posted in a con- 
spicuous place at both ends of the part of said way from 
which traffic is prohibited thereby. Any person driving, Liability for 
operating or moving a vehicle or object in violation of this ^'°" '°°*' 
section or of any regulation adopted hereunder, or the owner 



112 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 139. 



G. L. 90, § 19, 
etc., amended. 



Restrictions 
as to dimen- 
sions of motor 
vehicles and 
trailers. 



Proviso. 



Dimensions 
to include load. 



Operation of 
semi-trailer 
■ units regulated. 



Drawing of 
trailers and 
other veliicles 
by motor 
vehicles 
regulated. 



thereof, shall be liable in tort to the body politic or corporate 
having charge of the way for any injury to the way thereby 
caused. All the aforesaid limitations as to weight shall be 
inclusive of the load. 

Section 2. Chapter ninety of the General Laws, as most 
recently amended in section nineteen by chapter two hun- 
dred and ninety-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirty, is hereby further amended by striking out said sec- 
tion and inserting in place thereof the following : — Sec- 
tion 19. No motor vehicle or trailer, the outside width of 
which is more than ninety-six inches or the extreme over-all 
length of which is more than 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 determined by the depart- 
ment of public works to be a through route, from said 
department; provided, that such width may be exceeded by 
the lateral projection of pneumatic tires beyond the rims of 
the wheels for such distance on either side of the vehicle 
or trailer as will not increase its outside width above one 
hundred and two inches; and provided, further, that the 
extreme over-all length of a semi-trailer unit, wherever used, 
may exceed twenty-eight feet but not forty feet, and such 
length of any other motor vehicle, or any trailer, when used 
in localities or on ways designated by the said department 
may exceed twenty-eight feet but not thirty-three feet, 
except in either case as authorized by a special permit 
granted as aforesaid, and that, when used for the transporta- 
tion of poles or single units of lumber or metal, such length 
may exceed twenty-eight feet but not sixty feet, except as 
authorized by a special permit granted as aforesaid. The 
aforesaid dimensions of width and length shall be inclusive 
of the load. No semi-trailer unit shall be operated on dmy 
way to draw any trailer or other vehicle except as authorized 
by a special permit granted as aforesaid or except in localities 
or on ways designated by said department, and in such 
localities or on such ways not more than one trailer or other 
vehicle shall be so drawn except as authorized by a special 
permit granted as aforesaid; and no other motor vehicle 
shall be operated on any way to draw more than one trailer 
or other vehicle. Approved March 24, 1931. 



Chap.XZ^ An Act authorizing the city of boston to construct 

AND MAINTAIN A SEWER ON PRIVATE AND PUBLIC LAND IN 
THE TOWN OF DEDHAM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

may construct SECTION 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to 
and maintain coustruct and maintain a sanitary sewer in the town of 
tatTand public Dcdham from a point at or near Edgemere road at the 
pToidhlm." boundary line between said town and the West Roxbury 
district of the city of Boston, thence over private land in 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 140. 113 

said town to a point at or near the junction of Ware and 
Whiting streets, thence under Whiting and Colburn streets 
to the present location of the metropohtan sewer at or near 
said Colburn street in said town; provided, that the loca- Proviso, 
tion of such sewer in any public way in said town shall be 
as designated by the selectmen of said town. 

Section 2. The board of street commissioners of said ^o°^mi°^-^*'"^®* 
city, on behalf of said city, may take by eminent domain may take, etc., 
under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire ilTdsletc. 
by purchase or otherwise, private lands, together with any 
rights or easements in private lands necessary for carrying 
out the work authorized by section one and for the storage 
of materials or otherwise in connection therewith. Any Property 
person injured in his property by reason of any act done fe^yery. 
under authority of this act may recover damages from said 
city therefor under said chapter seventy-nine. 

Section 3. Upon the completion of the sewer author- city of Boston 
ized by section one, or of any repairs thereon, said city shall p^ubltc^vty m 
restore, to the satisfaction of said selectmen, any public t^rbed^un^dlr 
way in said town disturbed under authoritj^ of this act, and authority of 
shall thereafter indemnify and hold harmless said town for fnd'emnify said 
and because of any loss, damage or expense which may [osriaLageor 
result to it by reason of the construction and maintenance, expense, etc. 
or either of them, of such sewer. Any such loss, damage or 
expense so suffered by said town may be recovered by it 
from said city in an action of contract. 

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

Approved March 25, 1931. 



An Act relative to sewer assessments in the town of C/zofp.l40 

ARLINGTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of pubhc works of the town of ^^^^tlorreai 
Arhngton may determine the value of the benefit or ad- estate in town 
vantage to every parcel of real estate in the town beyond ° '' '"^ ""■ 
the general advantage to all real estate therein from the 
construction hereafter of any sewer or extension of any 
existing sewer or from the doing of any other work in con- 
nection therewith, except particular sewers from common 
sewers to the Hnes of ways, and may assess on every such 
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 Arlington may, at any town noUMn.inatH.n 
meeting, determine by vote or provide by by-law that not ily-ia'wVimt'not 
exceeding two thirds of the cost of the construction there- [iVi.X' ofVost" 
after of any sewer or extension of any existing sewer or the <.f const^r.uUon 
doing of any other work in connection therewith, except 'Jtc'."8hfdrbo' 
particular sewers from common sewers to the lines of ways, assessed upon 



114 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 140. 



estates bene- 
fited, etc. 



Apportionment 
of cost, etc. 



Proviso. 



Certain pro- 
visions of law 
applicable to 
assessments 
made underact. 



Assessments to 
be a lien, etc. 



Certain powers 
of town, etc., 
not affected. 



shall be assessed upon the estates specially benefited thereby, 
and that such cost shall be the actual expense incurred for 
any such construction or extension and other work in con- 
nection therewith, or the average cost, to be determined by 
the board of public works 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 
board of public works 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 constructed, or 
according to the area of the estates within a specified dis- 
tance from such street or way, or according to both front- 
age 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 here- 
with, and also 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 
assessed 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 
two hundred and eighty-two of the acts of eighteen hundred 
and ninety-six shall prevent the town of Arlington or the 
said board of public works 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, from estabhshing charges for the use 
of common sewers, from requiring payment by the user of 
a common sewer for the permanent privilege of his estate, 
or from requiring payment for the use of common sewers 
or for particular sewers and/or the entrance thereof into 
common sewers, and the doing of any other work or thing 
in connection with any of the foregoing, in accordance with 
any method authorized by law. 

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

Approved March 25, 1931. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 141,142. 115 



An Act authorizing the construction and maintenance Qjiq/q 141 
OF a footbridge over certain tide water in the town 

OF WESTPORT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Adelard Giason, and his heirs and assigns, Construction 
may erect and maintain a bridge, without a draw, con- nancTTa^oot- 
necting Goat or Great Island in the Westport river with the bridge oyer 
main land in the town of Westport, subject to the provisions waterln'town 
of chapter ninety-one of the General Laws. °^ Westport. 

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

Approved March 26, 1931. 



An Act relative to the operation within the common- nhf.^ 140 

WEALTH of motor VEHICLES OR TRAILERS OWNED BY ^' 

non-residents. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter ninety of the General f^c ^amended 
Laws, as most recently amended in the paragraph defining 
"Non-resident" by chapter one hundred and eighty-nine of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby 
further amended by striking out said paragraph and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following : — 

"Non-resident", any person whose legal residence is not j.g^j"'j.. 
within the commonwealth. definition'. 

Section 2. Said chapter ninety, as amended in section g. l, 90, § 3, 
three by section one of chapter four hundred and thirty-one ^^'^" *™'^'''^®'^- 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby 
further amended by striking out said section three and in- 
serting in place thereof the following : — Section 3. Sub- Rights of non- 
ject to the provisions of section three A and except as other- opera'tion"^ *° 
wise provided in section ten, a motor vehicle or trailer within the 

. , '^ , . , , . , ' . , , , commonwealth 

registered m any other state or country and owned by a of motor 
non-resident who has complied with the laws relative to by^thlm"''^"^'^ 
motor vehicles and trailers, and the operation thereof, of 
the state or country of registration may be operated on the 
ways of this commonwealth without registration under this 
chapter, to the extent, as to length of time of operation and 
otherwise, that, as finally determined by the registrar, the 
state or country of registration grants substantially similar 
privileges in the case of motor vehicles and trailers duly 
registered under the laws and owned by residents of this 
commonwealth; provided, that no motor vehicle or trailer Proviso. 
owned by a non-resident shall be so operated beyond the 
expiration of a period of thirty days except during such time 
as the owner thereof maintains in full force a policy of liabil- 
ity insurance providing indemnity for or protection to him, 
and to any person responsible for the operation of such 
motor vehicle or trailer with his express or implied consent, 
against loss by reason of the liability to pay damages to 
others for bodily injuries, including death at any time re- 



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Acts, 1931. — Chap. 142. 



Conditions 
as to issue 
of permit. 



Suspension 
or revocation 
of rights. 



Number 
plates. 



G. L. 90, § 4, 
repealed. 

G. L. 90, § 6, 
etc., amended. 



Number plates 
on motor 
vehicles, etc. 



No other num- 
ber plates 
to be dis- 
played, etc. 



Proviso. 



suiting therefrom, caused by such motor vehicle or trailer, 
at least to the amount or limits required in a motor vehicle 
liability policy as defined in section thirty-four A, nor un- 
less the owner or operator of such motor vehicle or trailer, 
while operating the same during such additional time, has 
on his person or in the vehicle in some easily accessible place 
a permit issued by the registrar which then authorizes the 
operation of such vehicle without registration under this 
chapter. The registrar or his authorized agents may, upon 
application, issue to any non-resident owner a permit as 
aforesaid in such form and subject to such conditions and 
regulations as the registrar may establish, if such owner 
satisfies him, by furnishing such evidence as he may re- 
quire, that such owner is the holder of a policy of liabihty 
insurance providing indemnity or protection as aforesaid 
and will continue to maintain the same in full force during 
the life of the permit. The registrar may suspend or revoke 
the right of any non-resident operator to operate in this 
commonwealth, and may suspend or revoke the right of 
any non-resident owner to operate or have operated in this 
commonwealth any motor vehicle or trailer for the same 
causes and under the same conditions that he can take such 
action regarding resident owners, operators, motor vehicles 
and trailers owned in this commonwealth. Every such 
vehicle so operated shall have displayed upon it two number 
plates, substantially as provided in section six, bearing the 
distinguishing number or mark of the state or country in 
which such vehicle is registered, and none other except as 
authorized by this chapter. 

Section 3. Section four of said chapter ninety is hereby 
repealed. 

Section 4. Said chapter ninety, as amended in section 
six by section one of chapter three hundred and forty-two 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, is hereby 
further amended by striking out said section six and in- 
serting in place thereof the following : — Section 6. Every 
motor vehicle or trailer registered under this chapter when 
operated in or on any way in this commonwealth shall have 
its register number displayed conspicuously thereon on the 
two number plates furnished by the registrar in accordance 
with section two or five or on temporary number plates 
authorized by the registrar as hereinafter provided, one 
number plate to be attached at the front and the other at 
the rear of said vehicle, so that the said number plates and 
the register number thereon shall be always plainly visible. 
The said number plates shall be kept clean and the numbers 
legible, and during the period when the vehicle is required 
to display hghts the rear register number shall be illuminated 
so as to be plainly visible at a distance of sixty feet. No 
number plates other than such as are procured from the 
registrar or such as may be authorized by him for tempo- 
rary use, except as provided in section three, shall be dis- 
played on any motor vehicle or trailer so operated; provided, 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 142. 117 

that a motor vehicle or trailer which by reason of its inter- 
state operation is registered in this commonwealth and else- 
where may display the register number plates of this and 
any other state or country in which it is registered, if, while 
being operated on the ways of this commonwealth, the 
number plates furnished by the registrar, or temporary 
number plates authorized by him as hereinafter provided, 
are displayed as required hereby. If any number plate issue of num- 
supplied by the registrar is lost or mutilated or if the register re*""i^ce\^^o*s°e 
number thereon becomes illegible, the owner or person in lost or 
control of the vehicle for which said number plate was "'"*'''**'^'^- 
furnished shall make application for a new number plate, 
and thereupon the registrar shall issue to such applicant 
a permit allowing him to place a temporary number plate 
bearing his register number on said vehicle until a number 
plate of the regular design is made and delivered to said 
applicant; provided, that all such temporary number plates Proviso, 
and the register numbers thereon shall conform to the regular 
number plates and be displayed as nearly as may be as 
herein provided for said regular number plates. 
Section 5. Said chapter ninety, as most recently g. l. 9o, §io, 

,,. ,• , , ,• !• e 1 ij*i etc., amended. 

amended m section ten by section tour oi chapter lorty-seven 
of the acts of the current year, is hereby further amended 
by striking out said section ten and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 10. No person shall operate a unlicensed 
motor vehicle upon any way unless licensed under this chap- temperate* 
ter, except as is otherwise herein provided; but this section motor vehicles, 
shall not prevent the operation of motor vehicles by un- ^"""^^ ' * *^' 
licensed persons if riding with or accompanied by a licensed 
operator, excepting only persons who have been licensed and 
whose licenses are not in force because of revocation or sus- 
pension, persons whose right to operate is suspended by the 
registrar, and persons less than sixteen years of age; but 
such licensed operator shall be liable for the violation of any 
provision of this chapter, or of any regulation made in ac- 
cordance herewith, committed by such unlicensed operator; 
provided, that the examiners of operators, in the employ of Proviso, 
the registrar, when engaged in their official duty, shall not 
be liable for the acts of any person who is being examined. 
The motor vehicle of a non-resident may be operated on the Operators 
ways of the commonwealth in accordance with section three vlwcies'^of 
by its owner or by his chauffeur or employee without a non-residents, 
license from the registrar if the operator is duly licensed 
under the laws of the state or country where such vehicle is 
registered, or has complied fully with its laws respecting the 
licensing of operators of motor vehicles and has such license 
or evidence of such comphance on his person or in the vehicle 
in some easily accessible place ; and a non-resident who holds 
a license to operate motor vehicles under the laws of the state 
or country in which he resides, and has the license on his 
person or in the vehicle in some easily accessible place, may 
at any time operate, without a license from the registrar, 
any type of motor vehicle which he is Hcensed to operate 



118 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 143. 



Proviso. 



G. L. 90, § 33, 
etc., amended. 



Fee for regis- 
tration of 
motor vehicles 
or trailers 
during cer- 
tain period. 



Registration of 
motor vehicles 
or trailers 
registered by 
non-residents 
for operation 
in current 
year, prior to 
effective date 
of act, to con- 
tinue valid 
and effec- 
tual, etc. 



under said license, irrespective of the ownership of such 
vehicle; provided, that the laws relative to registration are 
complied with and that, as finally determined by the regis- 
trar, his state or country grants substantially similar privi- 
leges to residents of this commonwealth and prescribes and 
enforces standards of fitness for operators of motor vehicles 
substantially as high as those prescribed and enforced by this 
commonwealth; but if any such non-resident or his chauffeur 
or employee be convicted by any court or trial justice of 
violating any provision of the laws of the commonwealth 
relating to motor vehicles or to the operation thereof, 
whether or not he appeals, he shall be thereafter subject to 
and required to comply with all the provisions of this chapter 
relating to the registration of motor vehicles owned by 
residents of the commonwealth and the licensing of the 
operators thereof. A record of the trial shall be sent forth- 
with by the court or trial justice to the registrar. 

Section 6. Section thirty-three of said chapter ninety, 
as most recently amended by section five of said chapter 
forty-seven, is hereby further amended by striking out the 
thirteenth and fourteenth paragraphs, as appearing in sec- 
tion five of chapter three hundred and sixteen of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — 

For the registration of every motor vehicle or trailer by 
an owner who applies therefor under section two during the 
period beginning with the first day of October and ending 
with the thirty-first day of December in any year, one half 
of the fee for a full year's registration of said vehicle. 

Section 7. The registration of a motor vehicle or a 
trailer registered by a non-resident for operation in the 
current year, prior to the effective date of this act under 
provisions of law repealed thereby shall nevertheless con- 
tinue valid and effectual for the remainder of the period of 
registration, and all rights, privileges and obligations per- 
taining to such registration shall continue in full force and 
effect for said period to the same extent as if said provisions 
had not been repealed. Approved March 26, 1931. 



Chap.l4:S An Act providing for the payment of compensation 

UNDER THE WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION LAW IN CERTAIN 
CASES IN ANTICIPATION OF THE SETTLEMENT OF A CON- 
TROVERSY AS TO WHICH OF TWO OR MORE INSURERS IS 
LIABLE TO PAY THE SAME. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and fifty-two of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by inserting after section fifteen the 
following new section: — Section 15 A. If one or more claims 
are filed for an injury and two or more insurers, any one of 
which may be held to be liable to pay compensation there- 
for, agree that the injured employee would be entitled to 



G. L. 152, new 
section after 
§ 15. 

Payment of 
compensation 
under work- 
men's compen- 
sation law in 
certain cases in 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 144. 119 

receive such compensation but for the existence of a con- anticipation of 
troversy as to which of said insurers is Hable to pay the same, contrwe^sy'L 
such one of said insurers as they may mutually agree upon *° '^^^'ch of 

. %/ CD r^ two Or rnor© 

or as may be selected by a smgle member of the board shall insurers is 
pay to the injured employee the compensation aforesaid, pay^Lme. 
pending a final decision of the board as to the matter in 
controversy, and such decision shall require that the amount 
of compensation so paid shall be deducted from the award 
if made against another insurer and be paid by said other 
insurer to the insurer agreed upon or selected by the single 
member as aforesaid. Approved March 26, 1931. 



An Act changing the name of Massachusetts agricul- (Jhnjj 144 

TURAL college TO MASSACHUSETTS STATE COLLEGE. ^ 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The name of Massachusetts agricultural col- ^^ff ?f 
lege, located at Amherst, Massachusetts, is hereby changed agricultural 
to Massachusetts state college. ^o'lfilssthif-"'^ 

Section 2. Section one of chapter seventy-five of the setts state 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the first q t 75 5 , 
line, the word "agricultural" and inserting in place thereof amended, 
the word : — state, — so as to read as follows : — Section 1 . Massachusetts 
The ]\lassachusetts state college shall continue to be a state l^stlte'fi-^^ 
institution. stitution. 

Section 3. Section four of chapter fifteen of the General g. l^^^- j*-. 
Laws, as amended by chapter three hundred and twenty-two '"^ ' 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in the thirteenth line, the 
words "Agricultural College" and inserting in place thereof 
the words : — state college, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section A. The commissioner shall be the executive and Ce""*"'" *?"*^'®^ 

1 • • • 1 1 c 1 1 TT 1111 °' commis- 

admmistrative head of the department. He shall have sionerof 
charge of the administration and enforcement of all laws, ^ "<=''*"''^- 
rules and regulations which it is the duty of the department 
to administer and enforce, and shall be chairman of the 
board. He shall organize in the department a division of j^/jifj^"^ 
public libraries, a division of immigration and Americani- partment. 
zation, a division of the blind and such other divisions as he 
may determine. Each division shall be in charge of a 
director and shall be under the general supervision of the 
commissioner. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed Certain 

CD ^ I powers, etc., 

as affecting the powers and duties of the trustees of the of trustees of 
Massachusetts state college as set forth in chapter seventy- state'co'ibR'e"^ 

fiyp not affected. 

Section 4. Section nineteen of said chapter fifteen, as g. l. is.^s^io, 
amended by section one of chapter one hundred and thirty- 
five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is 
hereby further amended by striking out, in the second line, 
the word "agricultural" and inserting in place thereof the 
word: — state, — so as to read as follows: — Section -?5- ^ts!^*'.'^"*' 
The trustees of the Massachusetts state college, the board of serving in the 



120 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 144. 



department 
of education. 



G.L. 15, §20 
and its head- 
ing, amended. 



Trustees of 
Massachusetts 
state college. 



G. L. 132, § 1, 
amended. 



Duties of 
state forester. 



1925, 253, § 1, 
amended. 



Acceptance of 
provisions of 
act of congress 
providing for 
more complete 
endowment of 
agricultural 
experiment 
stations. 



1928, 393, § 1, 
amended. 



commissioners of the Massachusetts nautical school, the 
trustees of the Bradford Durfee textile school of Fall River, 
the trustees of the Lowell textile institute and the trustees 
of the New Bedford textile school shall serve in the depart- 
ment. 

Section 5. Said chapter fifteen is hereby amended by 
striking out section twenty and its heading and inserting 
in place thereof under the heading "MASSACHUSETTS 
STATE COLLEGE" the ioWowin^: — Section 20. There 
shall be a board of trustees of the Massachusetts state col- 
lege, consisting of the governor, the commissioner of edu- 
cation, the commissioner of agriculture and the president 
of the college, ex officiis, and not more than fourteen ap- 
pointive members. Upon the expiration of the term of office 
of any appointive member, his successor shall be appointed 
for seven years by the governor, with the advice and consent 
of the council. The appointive members shall serve with- 
out compensation, but their personal and incidental ex- 
penses shall be paid as are those of trustees of other public 
institutions. 

Section 6. Section one of chapter one hundred and 
thirty-two of the General Laws is hereby amended by strik- 
ing out, in the sixth fine, the words "Agricultural College" 
and inserting in place thereof the words : — state college, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 1 . The state forester, in 
this chapter called the forester, shall act for the common- 
wealth in suppressing the gypsy and brown tail moths; shall 
promote the perpetuation, extension and proper management 
of the public and private forest lands of the commonwealth; 
shall give such a course of instruction to the students of the 
Massachusetts state college on the art and science of forestry 
as may be arranged by the trustees of the college and the 
forester; and shall perform such other duties as may be 
imposed upon him by the governor and council. 

Section 7. Section one of chapter two hundred and 
fifty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five 
is hereby amended by striking out, in the eighth line, the 
word "Agricultural" and inserting in place thereof the word: 
— State, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. The com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts hereby signifies its assent to 
and acceptance of the provisions of the act of congress 
entitled, " An Act To authorize the more complete endow- 
ment of agricultural experiment stations, and for other 
purposes", approved February twenty-fourth, nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-five, and its acceptance of the grants of 
funds therein provided for, and the trustees of the Massa- 
chusetts State College, in charge of the Massachusetts agri- 
cultural experiment station, are hereby authorized to receive 
the funds granted by said act and to use and expend the 
same in accordance with the provisions thereof and in 
furtherance of the purposes and objects therein set forth. 

Section 8. Section one of chapter three hundred and 
ninety-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 144. 121 

eight is hereby amended by striking out, in the thirteenth 
and fourteenth Hues, the word "Agricultural" and inserting 
in place thereof the word: — State, — so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Section 1. The commonwealth of Massachusetts Acceptance of 
hereby signifies its assent to and acceptance of the pro- actoTcMgress 
visions of the act of congress entitled, "An Act to provide f^rt^'erd^e-^"'^ 
for the further development of agricultural extension work veiopmentof 
between the agricultural colleges in the several States re- tlnLlon work''' 
ceiving the benefits of the Act entitled 'An Act donating |^®Ji^^f°y*^f 
public lands to the several States and Territories which may colleges in 
provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the me- and'the^*''*^^ 
chanic arts,' approved July 2, 1862, and all Acts supple- De'lrtm^r 
mentary thereto, and the United States Department of of Agriculture. 
Agriculture," approved May twenty-second, nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-eight, and its acceptance of the grants of 
funds therein provided for, and the trustees of the Massa- 
chusetts State College, in charge of the Massachusetts 
agricultural experiment station, are hereby authorized to 
receive the funds granted by the act hereby assented to and 
to use and expend the same in accordance with the pro- 
visions thereof and in furtherance of the purposes and objects 
therein set forth. Approved March 26, 1931. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 

Executive Department, 

State House, Boston, April 14, 1931. 

Honorable Frederic W. Cook, Secretary of the Common- 
wealth, State House, Boston. 

Sir: — I, Joseph B. Ely, by virtue of and in accordance Governor's 
with the provisions of the Forty-eighth Amendment to mfklng'^kw an 
the Constitution, "The Referendum II, Emergency Meas- emergency law. 
ures", do declare that in my opinion the immediate pres- 
ervation of the public peace, health, safety and convenience 
requires that the law passed on the twenty-sixth day of 
March, in the year nineteen hundred and thirty-one, entitled 
"An Act Changing the Name of Massachusetts Agricul- 
tural College to Massachusetts State College", should take 
effect forthwith, that it is an emergency law, and that the 
facts constituting the emergency are as follows : — because 
its delayed operation may result in serious inconvenience to 
representative young men from all sections of the Com- 
monwealth who are entitled to receive certain benefits that 
the law provides. 

Yours very truly, 

JOSEPH B. ELY. 

Office of the Secretary, Boston, April 15, 1931. 

I hereby certify that the accompanying statement was Secretary of 
filed in this office by His Excellency the Governor of the eatlas^r " 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts at nine o'clock, a.m., on ['j^^l^nor^s^ 
the above date, and in accordance with Article Forty-eight declaration. 



122 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 145,146. 



of the Amendments to the Constitution said chapter takes 
effect forthwith, being chapter one hundred and forty-four, 
acts of nineteen hundred and thirty-one. 

F. W. COOK, 
Secretary of the Commonwealth. 



G. L. 276, 
amended. 



Recognizance 
out of county, 
if a misde- 
meanor. 



Chap. 145 An Act relative to furnishing surety in criminal 

CASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-nine of chapter two hundred 
and seventy-six of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after the word "sufficient" in the sixth fine the 
words: — surety or, — so as to read as follows: — Section 29. 
If the crime charged in a warrant is not a felony, and the 
defendant requests to be taken before a magistrate of the 
county where he was arrested, for the purpose of entering 
into a recognizance without a trial or examination, the 
officer who arrested him shall take him before a magistrate 
of that county, who may require from him a recognizance, 
with sufficient surety or sureties, for his appearance at the 
court which has jurisdiction of the crime and next to be 
held in the county or judicial district in which it is alleged 
to have been committed, and upon entering into such re- 
cognizance the defendant shall be released. 

Section 2. Section thirty-five of said chapter two hun- 
dred and seventy-six is hereby amended by inserting after 
the word "with" in the seventh line the words: — surety or, 
— so as to read as follows: — Section 35. Except in pro- 
ceedings under sections eleven to nineteen, inclusive, of 
chapter two hundred and seventy-three, the court or justice 
may adjourn an examination or trial from time to time, not 
exceeding ten days at any one time against the objection of 
the defendant, and to the same or a different place in the 
county. In the meantime, if the defendant is charged with a 
crime not bailable, he shall be committed; otherwise, he may 
recognize in a sum and with surety or sureties to the satis- 
faction of the court or justice, or without surety, for his 
appearance for such further examination, and for want of 
such recognizance he shall be committed. 

Approved March 26, 1981. 



G. L. 276, § 35, 
amended. 



Adjournment 
of trial or 
examination. 



C/iap.l46 An Act requiring co-operative banks to maintain 

RESERVES, AND REGULATING SUCH RESERVES. 



G. L. 170, new 
section after 
$40. 

Co-operative 
banks to 
establish and 
maintain 
reserves. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and seventy of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 
forty the following new section: — Section 40 A. Every 
such corporation shall estabhsh and at all times maintain, 
as a reserve to meet withdrawals of shares and applications 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 147. 123 

for share loans, an amount equal to not less than three per 
cent of its total resources. Such reserve shall consist of any Regulation, 
or all of the following: — (a) cash on hand; (b) balances 
payable on demand due from any trust company incorpo- 
rated in this commonwealth or national banking association 
having its principal place of business within this com- 
monwealth; (c) bonds of the United States; (d) bonds and 
notes of this commonwealth. If at any time subsequent to 
October first, nineteen hundred and thirty-two, the reserve 
of any such corporation falls below the amount herein re- 
quired, such corporation shall not make any real estate loans, 
except additional loans and reloans upon property already 
mortgaged to such corporation, until such reserve shall have 
been fully restored. 

Section 2. The reserve required under section one of ^^^■"T^J^^ 
this act to be maintained by co-operative banks existing §i,howaccu- 
on the eifective date of this act shall be accumulated and ^rabifsted.'* 
established as follows : — fifty per cent on or before October 
first in the current year, an additional twenty-five per cent 
on or before April first, nineteen hundred and thirty-two, 
and the balance on or before October first, nineteen hundred 
and thirty-two. Approved March 26, 1931. 



An Act establishing the furnace village water dis- (JJkij) X47 

TRICT OF EASTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The inhabitants of the town of Easton Furnace vu- 
liable to taxation in that town and residing within the ter- ofs^Hct*^"^ 
ritory comprised within the following boundary lines, to °stfbUsh°d. 
wit : — Beginning at a stone monument marking the line 
between the town of Mansfield and the town of Easton in 
the westerly line of Chestnut street, and running thence 
south eighty-one degrees fifty-one minutes east, six thousand 
five hundred thirt}^ and forty-four hundredths feet to a 
point in line of Poquanticut avenue about two hundred fifty 
feet north of its intersection with Chestnut street; thence 
south eighty degrees fifty-four minutes east four thousand 
two hundred seventy-four and seventy hundredths feet to a 
corner two hundred feet east of Bay street; thence south 
nineteen degrees thirty-eight minutes east four thousand 
six hundred eighty-five and eighty-seven hundredths feet to 
a stone bound in the easterly line of Depot street opposite 
Cross street; thence south twenty-one degrees sixteen 
minutes west one thousand one hundred six and ninety- 
seven hundredths feet to a corner of the wall; thence south 
ten degrees fourteen minutes west by a wall one thousand 
ninety-two and three tenths feet; thence south forty-three 
degrees thirty-five minutes west by a wall five hundred sixty- 
five and four tenths feet to Foundry street; thence south 
twenty-five degrees forty-six minutes west three thousand 
one hundred twenty and forty hundredths feet to a corner 



124 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 147. 



May contract 
with town of 
Mansfield, etc. 



May take 
waters of any 
pond, etc., 
in town of 
Easton, may 
take lands, 
rights of 
way, etc. 



Proviso. 



May construct 
dams, stand- 
pipes, etc., 
make exca- 
vations, etc. 



May construct 
wells, etc., lay 
aqueducts, 
conduits, etc. 



one hundred feet east of Bay street; thence north seventy- 
two degrees thirty-three minutes west ten thousand eight 
hundred forty-two and seventy-eight hundredths feet to a 
point in the southerly hne of Highland street and in the line 
between the town of Easton and the town of Mansfield; 
thence northerly by said line eight thousand one hundred 
one and forty-six hundredths feet to said point of beginning, 
— shall constitute a water district, and are hereby made a 
body corporate by the name of the Furnace Village Water 
District of Easton, hereinafter called the district, for the 
purpose of supplying themselves with water for the extin- 
guishment of fires and for domestic and other purposes, with 
power to establish fountains and hydrants and to relocate 
and discontinue the same, to regulate the use of such water 
and to fix and collect rates to be paid therefor, and to take 
by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine of the Gen- 
eral Laws, or acquire by lease, purchase or otherwise, and 
to hold for the purposes mentioned in this act, property, 
lands, rights of way and other easements, and to prosecute 
and defend all actions relating to the property and affairs of 
the district. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, said district, 
acting by and through its board of commissioners herein- 
after provided for, may contract with the town of Mansfield, 
or any other town or city, acting through its water depart- 
ment, or with any water company, or with any water dis- 
trict, for whatever water may be required, authority to 
furnish the same being hereby granted, and/or may take 
under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire 
by purchase or otherwise, and hold, the waters, or any por- 
tion thereof, of any pond or stream, or of any ground sources 
of supply by means of driven, artesian or other wells within 
the town of Easton, and the water rights connected with 
any such water sources; and for said purposes may take as 
aforesaid, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold, all 
lands, rights of way and other easements necessary for col- 
lecting, storing, holding, purifying and preserving the purity 
of the water and for conveying the same to any part of said 
district; provided, that no source of water supply or lands 
necessary for preserving the quality of the water shall be so 
taken or used without first obtaining the advice and approval 
of the state department of public health, and that the lo- 
cation of all dams, reservoirs and wells to be used as sources 
of water supply under this act shall be subject to the ap- 
proval of said department. Said district may construct on 
the lands acquired and held under this act proper dams, 
reservoirs, standpipes, tanks, 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 estab- 
lishment and maintenance of complete and effective water 
works; and for that purpose may construct wells and reser- 
voirs and establish pumping works, and may construct, lay 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 147. 125 

and maintain aqueducts, conduits, pipes and other works 

under or over any land, water courses, railroads, railways and 

public or other ways, and along such ways, in said town, in 

such manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct the same; and anYembank 

for the purposes of constructing, laying, maintaining, op- lands, high- 

erating and repairing such conduits, pipes and other works, "'^^^' ^^'^' 

and for all proper purposes of this act, said district may dig 

up or raise and embank any such lands, highways or other 

ways in such manner as to cause the least hindrance to public 

travel on such ways; provided, that all things done upon any Proviso. 

such way shall be subject to the direction of the selectmen 

of the town of Easton. Said district shall not enter upon, Requirements 

construct or lay any conduit, pipe or other works within the u°pon°raii- 

location of any railroad corporation except at such time and ^°^'^ locations. 

in such manner as it may agree upon with such corporation, 

or in case of failure so to agree, as may be approved by the 

department of public utihties. 

Section 3. Any person sustaining damages in his prop- Property 
erty by any taking under this act or any other thing done re'^TOVMy! etc. 
under authority thereof may recover such damages from said 
district under said chapter seventy-nine; but the right to 
damages for the taking of any water, water right or water 
source, or for any injury thereto, shall not vest until water is 
actually withdrawn or diverted under authority of this act. 

Section 4. For the purpose of paying the necessary District 
expenses and liabilities incurred for the sj^stem of water sup- Soney°'issue 
ply under the provisions of this act, other than expenses of bonds, etc. 
maintenance and operation, the said district may borrow 
from time to time such sums as may be necessary, not exceed- 
ing, in the aggregate, seventy-five thousand dollars, and may 
issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face 
the words. Furnace Village Water District Loan, Act of 1931. f,^', water"' 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and District Loan, 
such loans shall be payable in not more than thirty years from 
their dates. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be 
subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws. The town 
of Easton may, at its annual town meeting or at a legal meet- 
ing called for the purpose, guarantee the payment of such 
bonds or notes. 

Section 5. Said district shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accord- 
ance with section four of this act; and when a vote to that 
effect has been passed, a sum which, with the income derived 
from water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual expense 
of operating its water works and the interest as it accrues on 
the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid by the district, and to 
make such payments on the principal as may be required 
under the provisions of this act, shall without further vote 
be assessed upon said district by the assessors of said town of 
Easton annually thereafter until the debt incurred by said 
loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 6. Any land taken or acquired under this act [;:'l',^;,',<;,i:;;p'^;l. 
shall be managed, improved and controlled by the conunis- etc.. by board 



126 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 147. 



of water com- 
missioners. 



Assessment 
of taxes. 



Proviso. 



Certified list 
of estates 
exempt from 
taxation. 



Collection 
of taxes. 



Meeting, 
how called. 



Board of 
water com- 
missioners, 
election, 
powers, etc. 



sioners hereinafter provided for, in such manner as they shall 
deem for the best interest of the district. 

Section 7. Whenever a tax is duly voted by said district 
for the purposes of this act, the clerk shall send a certified 
copy of the vote to the assessors of said town, who shall assess 
the same in the same manner in all respects in which town taxes 
are required by law to be assessed; provided, that no estate 
shall be subject to any tax assessed on account of the system 
of water supply under this act if, in the judgment of the board 
of water commissioners hereinafter provided for, after a 
hearing, such estate is so situated that it can receive no aid 
in the extinguishment of fire from the said system of water 
supply, or if such estate is so situated that the buildings 
thereon, or the buildings that might be constructed thereon, 
in any ordinary or reasonable manner could not be supplied 
with water from the said system ; but all other estates in said 
district shall be deemed to be benefited and shall be subject 
to the tax. A certified list of the estates exempt from taxation 
under the provisions of this section shall annually be sent by 
the board of water commissioners to the assessors, at the same 
time at which the clerk shall send a certified copy of the vote 
as aforesaid. The assessment shall be committed to the town 
collector, who shall collect said tax in the manner provided 
by law for the collection of town taxes, and shall deposit the 
proceeds thereof with the district treasurer for the use and 
benefit of said district. Said district may collect interest on 
overdue taxes in the manner in which interest is authorized 
to be collected on town taxes. 

Section 8. The first meeting of said district shall be 
called, within four years after the passage of this act, on 
petition of ten or more legal voters therein, by a warrant from 
the selectmen of said town, 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. Such justice of the peace, or one of the 
selectmen, shall preside at such meeting until a clerk is chosen 
and sworn, and the clerk shall preside until a moderator is 
chosen. After the choice of a moderator for the meeting the 
question of the acceptance of this act shall be submitted to the 
voters, and if it is accepted by two thirds of the voters present 
and voting thereon it shall take effect, and the meeting may 
then proceed to act on the other articles in the warrant. 

Section 9. Said district shall, after the acceptance of this 
act as aforesaid, elect by ballot, either at the same meeting at 
which this act is accepted or at a special meeting thereafter 
called for the purpose, three persons to hold office, one until 
the expiration of three years, one until the expiration of two 
years, and one until the expiration of one year from the day 
of the next succeeding annual district meeting, to constitute a 
board of water commissioners; and at every annual meeting 
thereafter one such commissioner shall be elected by ballot 
for the term of three years. All the authority granted to said 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 147. 127 

district by this act, and not otherwise specifically provided 

for, shall be vested in said board of water commissioners, who 

shall be subject, however, to such instructions, rules and 

regulations as the district may by vote impose. Said com- Treasurer of 

missioners shall appoint a treasurer of said district, who may '^'s'^"*'*- 

be one of their number, who shall give bond to said district ^ond. 

in such an amount as may be approved by the commissioners. 

A majority of the commissioners shall constitute a quorum Quorum. 

for the transaction of business. Any vacancy occurring in Vacancy. 

said board from any cause may be filled for the remainder of 

the unexpired term by said district at any legal meeting called 

for the purpose. No money shall be drawn from the treasury 

of said district on account of the water works except upon a 

written order of said commissioners or a majority of them. 

Section 10. Said commissioners shall fix just and equi- foTx'^rter^^'^^ 
table prices and rates for the use of water, and shall prescribe rates, etc. 
the time and manner of payment. The income of the water income, 
works shall be appropriated to defray all operating expenses, ^""^ "^®''" 
interest charges and payments on the principal as they shall 
accrue upon any bonds or notes issued under authority of this 
act. If there should be a net surplus remaining after provid- 
ing for the aforesaid charges, it may be appropriated for such 
new construction as said commissioners may recommend, and 
in case a surplus should remain after payment for such new 
construction the water rates shall be reduced proportionately. 
Said commissioners shall annually, and as often as said dis- Annual, etc., 
trict may require, render a report upon the condition of the ■'^p^''*- 
works under their charge, and an account of their doings, 
including an account of receipts and expenditures. 

Section 11. Said district may adopt by-laws prescribing Adoption of 
by whom and how meetings may be called, notified and con- cauj^ig of 
ducted ; and, upon the application of ten or more legal voters "leetings, etc. 
in said district meetings may also be called by warrant as 
provided in section eight. Said district may also establish 
rules and regulations for the management of its water works, 
not inconsistent with this act or with law, and may choose 
such other officers not provided for in this act as it may deem 
necessary or proper. 

Section 12. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts. Penalty for 
pollutes or diverts any water obtained or supplied under this water,'efc. 
act, or wilfully or wantonly injures any reservoir, standpipe, 
aqueduct, pipe or other property owned or used by said dis- 
trict for any of the purposes of this act, shall forfeit and pay 
to said district three times the amount of damages assessed 
therefor, to be recovered in an action of tort, and upon con- 
viction of any of the above acts shall be punished by a fine 
not exceeding one hundred dollars or by imprisonment in jail 
for not more than six months. 

Section 13. For the purpose only of its acceptance, this submission 
act shall take effect upon its passage, and it shall take full district, etc. 
effect upon its acceptance by a two thirds vote of the voters 
of said district present and voting thereon at a district meet- 
ing called, in accordance with the provisions of section eight, 



128 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 148,149. 



Referendum 
to voters on 
question of 
including 
certain real 
estate within 
district, etc. 



within four years after its passage; but it shall become void 
unless said district shall begin to distribute water to con- 
sumers within two years after its accep ance as aforesaid. 

Section 14. Upon a petition in writing addressed to said 
commissioners by any owner of real estate in said town, abut- 
ting on said district, setting forth that the petitioner desires 
to have certain accurately described portions of his real estate 
included in said district, said commissioners shall cause a 
duly warned meeting of said district to be called, at which 
meeting the voters may vote on the question of including said 
real estate within said district. If a majority of the voters 
present and voting thereon vote in the affirmative, the district 
clerk shall within ten days file with the town clerk of said 
town and with the state secretary an attested copy of said 
petition and vote, describing precisely the real estate added to 
said district; and thereupon said real estate shall become and 
be a part of said district and shall be holden under this act 
in the same manner and to the same extent as the real estate 
described in section one. 

Approved March 30, 1931. 



Chap. 14:8 An Act relative to allowances for traveling expenses 
OF justices, special justices, clerks and assistant 

CLERKS OF CERTAIN DISTRICT COURTS. 



G. L. 218, §81, 
etc., amended. 



Allowances for 
traveling ex- 
penses of j us- 
tices, special 
justices, clerks 
and assistant 
clerks of cer- 
tain district 
courts. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and eighteen of the General Laws, 
as amended in section eighty-one by chapter thirty-eight of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby 
further amended by striking out said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following : — Section 81 . If sessions of a 
district court are held in more than one town in its district, 
the county commissioners of the county in which such dis- 
trict lies shall designate in which town the clerk's main 
office shall be established, and the justice, special justices, 
clerk and assistant clerks of such court shall each be allowed 
by the county his traveling expenses necessarily incurred in 
connection with holding sessions of said court at any town 
in the county other than the town of his residence. All 
expenses allowed under this section shall be subject to the 
approval of said county commissioners. 

Approved March 30, 1931. 



Chap. 14:9 An Act authorizing the town of norwell to supply 

ITSELF AND ITS INHABITANTS WITH WATER. 



Town of 
Norwell may 
supply itself 
and its in- 
habitants 
with water. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Norwell may supply itself and 
its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of fires 
and for domestic and other purposes; may establish foun- 
tains and hydrants, relocate or discontinue the same, and 
may regulate the use of such water and fix and collect rates 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 149. 129 

to be paid for the use of the same. The said town for the May purchase 
purposes aforesaid may purchase water from the towns of certlinTowns 
Marshfield and Hanover and from the Hingham Water ^nd from cer- 
Company and the Scituate Water Company, or any of companies, etc. 
them, and may store the same, and may convey or distribute 
the same to the inhabitants of Norwell; and said towns and 
said companies are hereby, respectively, authorized to sell 
water to the town of Norwell. The price to be paid for water 
sold by said towns under this act shall be as agreed upon by 
the water commissioners of the municipalities concerned or, 
in case of their failure so to agree, as fixed by the depart- 
ment of public utilities. 

Section 2. The town of Norwell, for the purposes afore- May acquire 
said, may lease, or take by eminent domain under chapter waters, etc. 
seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase or 
otherwise, and hold, the waters, or any portion thereof, of 
any pond, brook, spring or stream or of any ground water 
sources by means of driven or other wells or filter galleries, 
within the limits of said town, and the water rights and 
water sources connected therewith; and also may take by May acquire 
eminent domain under said chapter seventy-nine, or acquire ffna^J^etc. 
by purchase or otherwise, and hold, all lands, rights of way 
and easements, not already appropriated for water supply 
purposes, necessary for collecting and storing such water and 
protecting and preserving the purity thereof and for convey- 
ing the same to any part of said town of Norwell; pro- Proviso, 
vided, that no source of water supply and no lands neces- 
sary for protecting and preserving the purity of the water 
shall be taken without first obtaining the advice and ap- 
proval of the department of public health, and that the 
location of all dams, reservoirs, wells or filter galleries, 
filtration plants or other works to be used as sources of water 
supply under this act shall be subject to the approval of said 
department. Said town may construct and may erect on May erect 
the lands taken or held under the provisions of this act proper structures, etc. 
dams, reservoirs, pumping and filtration plants, buildings, 
standpipes, fixtures and other structures, and may make 
excavations, procure and operate machinery and provide 
such other means and appliances and do such other things 
as may be necessary for the establishment and maintenance 
of complete and effective water works; and for that purpose May construct 
may construct wells and reservoirs, establish pumping works, jujlg, e^tc.""" 
and lay down and maintain conduits, pipes and other works, 
under or over any lands, water courses, railroads or public or 
private ways, and along any such way in said town in such 
manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct the same; and for Mavd'gup 
the purpose of constructing, laying, maintaining, operating ra"ndrhigi"- 
and repairing such conduits, pipes and other works, and for «">'»■ '^^'^• 
all other proper purposes of this act, said town may dig up 
or raise and embank any such lands, highways or other 
ways in such manner as to cause the least hindrance to 
public travel thereon. Said town shall not enter upon, Restrictions as 
construct or lay any conduits, pipes or other works within l'^ii"oa^ "''°" 

locations. 



130 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 149. 



Land acquired 
to be managed, 
etc., by board 
of water com- 
missioners. 



Property 
damages, 
recovery, etc. 



Proviso. 



Town 

may issue 
bonds, etc. 



Town of 

Norwell 
Water Loan, 
Act of 1931. 



Payment of 
loan, etc. 



Penalty for 
polluting 
water, etc. 



the location of any railroad corporation except at such time 
and in such manner as it may agree upon with such corpora- 
tion or, in case of failure so to agree, as may be approved 
by the department of public utilities. 

Section 3. The land, water rights and other property 
taken or acquired under this act, and all works, buildings 
and other structures erected or constructed thereunder, shall 
be managed, improved and controlled by the board of water 
commissioners hereinafter provided for, in such manner as 
they shall deem for the best interest of the town. 

Section 4. Any person or corporation injured in his or 
its property by any action of said town or board under this 
act may recover damages from said town under said chapter 
seventy-nine; provided, that the right to damages for the 
taking of any water, water source or water right, or any 
injury thereto, shall not vest until the water is actually 
withdrawn or diverted by said town under authority of this 
act. 

Section 5. Said town may, for the purpose of paying 
the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred or to be in- 
curred under the provisions of this act, other than those 
pertaining to maintenance, issue from time to time bonds or 
notes to an amount not exceeding, in the aggregate, two 
hundred and ten thousand dollars, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Town of Norwell Water Loan, Act of 1931. 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and 
such loans shall be payable in not more than thirty years 
from their dates. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall 
be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as pro- 
vided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws. 

Section 6. Said town shall, at the time of authorizing 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of section five; and when a 
vote to that effect has been passed, a sum which, with the 
income derived from the water rates, will be sufficient to pay 
the annual expense of operating the water works or the 
purchasing of water and the maintenance of its pipe lines, as 
the case may be, and the interest as it accrues on the bonds 
or notes issued as aforesaid, and to make such payments on 
the principal as may be required under the provisions of this 
act, shall without further vote be assessed by the assessors 
of the town annually thereafter in the same manner as other 
taxes, until the debt incurred by the said loan or loans is 
extinguished. 

Section 7. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, 
pollutes or diverts any of the waters taken or held under this 
act, or injures any structure, work or other property owned, 
held or used by said town under the authority and for the 
purposes of this act, shall forfeit and pay to said town three 
times the amount of damages assessed therefor, to be re- 
covered in an action of tort; and upon conviction of any one 
of the above wilful or wanton acts shall be punished by a fine 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 149. 131 

of not more than three hundred dollars or by imprisonment 
for not more than one year. 

Section 8. The said town shall, after its acceptance of Board of 
this act, at the same meeting at which the act is accepted or missioners, 
at a meeting thereafter called for the purpose, elect by ballot tim's°'l'tc. 
three persons to hold office, one until the expiration of three 
years, one until the expiration of two years, and one until the 
expiration of one year, from the next succeeding annual town 
meeting, to constitute a board of water commissioners; and 
at each annual town meeting held after the shortest of such 
terms has expired one such commissioner shall be elected by 
ballot for the term of three years. All the authority granted Authority, etc. 
to the town by this act, except sections five and six, and not 
otherwise specially provided for shall be vested in said board 
of water commissioners, who shall be subject, however, to 
such instructions, rules and regulations as said town may 
impose by its vote. A majority of said commissioners shall Quorum, 
constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Any Vacancy. 
vacancy occurring in said board from any cause may be filled 
for the remainder of the unexpired term by said town at any 
town meeting called for the purpose. Any such vacancy may 
be filled temporarily by a majority vote of the selectmen, and 
the person so appointed shall hold office until the town fills 
the vacancy in the manner specified herein. 

Section 9. Said commissioners shall fix just and equi- commissioners 
table prices and rates for the use of water, and shall prescribe rates, It^c.*'^ 
the time and manner of payment. The income of the water income, 
works shall be appropriated to defray all operating expenses, ^°'^ "^®'^- 
interest charges and payments on the principal as they accrue 
upon any bonds or notes issued for water supply purposes. 
If there should be a net surplus remaining after providing for 
the aforesaid charges it shall be appropriated for such new 
construction as the water commissioners, with the approval 
of the town, may determine upon, and in case a surplus should 
remain after payment for such new construction the water 
rates shall be reduced proportionately. All authority vested 
in said commissioners by the foregoing provisions of this 
section and by section three shall be subject to the provisions 
of section eight. Said commissioners shall annually, and as Annual, etc., 
often as the town may require, render a report upon the ^^p°^^- 
condition of the works under their charge and an account of • 
their doings, including an account of receipts and expendi- 
tures. 

Section 10. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance submission 
by a majority of the voters of the town of Norwell present and 
voting thereon at a town meeting called for the purpose within 
three years after its passage ; but the number of meetings so 
called in any year shall not exceed three; and, for the purpose 
only of being submitted to the voters of said town as afore- 
said, this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 30, 1931. 



132 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 150. 



Chap. 150 An Act with respect to returns of personal and real 

PROPERTY AND TO ABATEMENTS OF TAXES UPON SUCH 
PROPERTY, 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G. L. 59, § 29, 
amended. 



Assessors to 
issue notices 
requiring 
lists, etc. 



May require 
lists of real 
and personal 
property from 
persons claim- 
ing certain 
exemption 
from taxation. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would cause 
substantial inconvenience, 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 1. Section twenty-nine of chapter fifty-nine of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end 
thereof the following new sentence : — The assessors may 
require from any person claiming under the seventeenth, 
eighteenth, twenty-second or twenty-third clause of section 
five an exemption from taxation, a full list of all such per- 
son's taxable property, both real and personal, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 29. Assessors before making an 
assessment shall give seasonable notice thereof to all persons 
subject to taxation in their respective towns. Such notice 
shall be posted in one or more public places in each town, or 
shall be given in some other sufficient manner, and shall re- 
quire the said persons to bring in to the assessors, before a 
date therein specified, in case of residents a true list, con- 
taining the items required by the commissioner in the form 
prescribed by him under section five of chapter fifty-eight of 
all their polls and personal estate not exempt from taxation, 
except intangible property the income of which is included 
in a return filed the same year in accordance with sections 
twenty-two to twenty-five, inclusive, of chapter sixty-two, 
and in case of non-residents and foreign corporations such a 
true list of all their personal estate in that town not exempt 
from taxation, and may or may not require such list to in- 
clude their real estate subject to taxation in that town. It 
shall also require all persons, except corporations making 
returns to the commissioner of insurance as required by sec- 
tion thirty-eight of chapter one hundred and seventy-six, 
to bring in to the assessors before a date therein specified, 
which shall not be later than June first following, unless the 
assessors for cause shown extend the time to July first, true 
lists, similarly itemized, of all real and personal estate held 
by them respectively for literary, temperance, benevolent, 
charitable or scientific purposes on April first preceding, or 
at the election of any such corporation on the last day of 
its fiscal year last preceding said April first, and to state the 
amount of receipts and expenditures for said purposes during 
the year last preceding said days. The notice shall contain 
the provisions of section thirty-four. The assessors may 
require from any person claiming under the seventeenth, 
eighteenth, twenty-second or twenty-third clause of section 
five an exemption from taxation, a full list of all such per- 
son's taxable property, both real and personal. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 150. 133 

Section 2. Said chapter fifty-nine is hereby further g. l. 59, § ei, 
amended by striking out section sixty-one and inserting in ^''"ended. 
place thereof the following : — Section 61 . A person shall Conditions of 
not have an abatement of a tax imposed upon his personal oUaxM^"*^ 
property subject to taxation, except as otherwise provided, 
unless he has brought in to the assessors a list of his personal 
estate as required by section twenty-nine. If such a list of 
his personal estate is not filed within the time specified in 
the notice required by said section twenty-nine, no part of the 
tax assessed on the personal estate shall be abated unless 
the applicant shows to the assessors a reasonable excuse for 
the delay, or unless such tax exceeds by fifty per cent the 
amount which would have been assessed on such estate, if 
the list had been seasonably brought in, and in such case 
only the excess over such fifty per cent shall be abated. 
An owner of real estate or a tenant of real estate paying rent 
and under obligation to pay more than one half of the taxes 
thereon may have an abatement of any assessment or tax 
upon real estate although no list of the owner's estate was 
brought in as required by the said notice; provided, that in Proviso. 
any application for an abatement of such an assessment or 
tax the applicant shall include a sufficient description of the 
particular real estate as to which an abatement is requested. 

Section 3. Said chapter fifty-nine is hereby further g. l. 59, h4, 
amended by striking out section sixty-four, as amended ®*°' '^'"®"^^'^- 
by section thirteen of chapter four hundred and sixteen 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following: — Section 64- A per- Appeal to 
son aggrieved by the refusal of assessors to abate a tax mi^skfners!^' 
may, within thirty days after receiving the notice provided 
in the preceding section, appeal therefrom by filing a com- 
plaint with the clerk of the county commissioners, or of the 
board authorized to hear and determine such complaints, for 
the county where the property taxed lies, and if on hearing 
the board finds that the property has been overrated, it shall 
make a reasonable abatement and an order as to costs. If the 
list of personal property required to be brought in to the 
assessors was not brought in within the time specified in the 
notice required by section twenty-nine, no tax upon personal 
property shall be abated unless the appellate board finds good 
cause for this delay or unless the assessors have so found as 
provided in section sixty-one. A tax or assessment upon Abatement of 
real estate may be abated whether or not a list of property menTupon*^ 
was brought in within the time specified by the notice real estate, 
required by section twenty-nine; provided, that the appli- Proviso, 
cation for an abatement of such a tax or assessment included 
a sufficient description of the particular real estate as to 
which an abatement is requested. 

Upon the filing of a complaint under this section the Certified copy 
clerk of the county commissioners or of the board author- to iHTtrans- 
ized to hear and determine the same shall forthwith transmit "g3^e^8or8%tc. 
a certified copy of such complaint to the assessors and the 
assessors or the city solicitor or town counsel may within 



134 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 151. 



Hearing and 
determination 
by board of 
tax appeals. 



Board may 
grant abate- 
ment, if, etc. 



Costs. 



thirty days after receipt of said copy give written notice to 
said clerk and to the complainant that the town elects to 
have the same heard and determined by the board of tax 
appeals. Thereupon, the clerk of the county commissioners 
or of the board authorized to hear and determine such 
complaints shall forward all papers with respect to such 
complaint then in the file of the county commissioners or 
other such board to the clerk of the board of tax appeals 
and proceedings with respect to such complaint shall thence- 
forth be continued as provided in chapter fifty-eight A. 
If upon hearing the board of tax appeals finds that the com- 
plainant is duly entitled to an abatement, it may grant him 
such reasonable abatement as justice may require, and shall 
enter an order directing the treasurer of the town to refund 
said amount, if the tax sought to be abated has been paid, 
together with all charges and interest on the amount of the 
abatement from the date of the payment of the tax. The 
board may make such order with respect to the payment of 
costs as justice may require. Approved March 31, 1931. 



Chap. 151 An Act providing for the improvement of lynn harbor 

FOR navigation AND COMMERCE. 



City of Lynn 
may improve 
Lynn harbor 
for navigation 
and commerce. 



May borrow 
money, issue 
bonds, etc. 



Lynn Harbor 
Improvement 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of further improving Lynn 
harbor for navigation and commerce, the city of Lynn may 
dredge and maintain a suitable channel, at a point in said 
harbor, outside the harbor line established for said harbor 
by chapter three hundred and thirteen of the acts of eighteen 
hundred and sixty-seven, as shall be approved by the de- 
partment of public works. Said channel shall be one 
hundred and fifty feet in width, twenty-two feet in depth 
and shall extend a distance of forty-eight hundred feet 
westerly from the inner end of the channel of the proposed 
federal improvement in Lynn harbor. Said city may con- 
struct and maintain a berth or berths with piers or other 
approaches adjacent thereto and do the necessary dredging 
therefor. The location of such proposed channel and the 
construction and maintenance of berths, piers or berth ap- 
proaches shall be subject to the provisions of chapter ninety- 
one of the General Laws. The said city is further author- 
ized and directed to deposit behind the bulkhead constructed 
under the provisions of chapter two hundred and sixty- 
seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, the 
material dredged under the provisions of this act, and the 
said city shall cover said material with gravel or other 
suitable material. 

Section 2. For the purposes of this act the city of Lynn 
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, Lynn Harbor Improvement 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 152,153. 135 

Loan, Act of 1931. Each authorized issue shall constitute Loan, Act 
a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than °^ ^^^^' 
ten years from their dates, but no issue shall be authorized 
under this 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 
within the statutory limit and shall, except as provided 
herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, 
exclusive of the limitation contained in the first paragraph 
of section seven thereof, as revised by chapter three hundred 
and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
eight. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its accept- fo^'cu'^ciun- 
ance by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the cii, etc. 
provisions of its charter; provided, that such acceptance Proviso, 
occurs prior to September thirtieth in the current year. 
For the purposes of its acceptance this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. Approved March 31, 1931. 

An Act establishing the salary op the clerk of the (Jfid'jj 152 

DISTRICT court OF DUKES COUNTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and eighteen of the General Laws, g.l. 2i8,§77, 
as most recently amended in section seventy-seven by sec- '^ '"' '^'"®" 
tion two of chapter two hundred and twenty-seven of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, is hereby further 
amended by striking out said section seventy-seven and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 77. The salaries of 
salaries of the justice of the district court of Dukes county de^rks^of'^dis- 
and of Nantucket shall be fifteen hundred dollars each. ^i^'^^eTand °^ 
The salary of the clerk of the district court of Dukes county Nantucket 
shall be equal to seventy-five per cent of the salary of the '^""^ 
justice of said court and the salary of the clerk of the dis- 
trict court of Nantucket shall be five hundred dollars. 

Approved March 81, 1931. 

An Act requiring registration with the state secre- (7/iap.l53 

TARY IN CASE OF THE CHANGE OF NAME OF WOMEN HOLD- 
ING CERTAIN STATE OFFICES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter thirty of the General Laws is hereby amended s^tbn aft"e7 
by inserting after section seven A, inserted by section three § 7A. 
of chapter four hundred and forty-nine of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-one, as amended by section one 
of chapter three hundred and seventy-one of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-two, the following new sec- 
tion :— *Sechon 7B. Upon the change of name of any Registration 
woman holding an executive, administrative or legislative stute secretary 
office in the state government, she shall register her new [.;;','e'„7ehange 
name with the state secretary. wVm "1^110 wing 

Approved March 31, 1931. certain suie 

^^ offiooe. 



136 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 154, 155. 



Chap.154: An Act consolidating the high street congregational 

CHURCH OF LOWELL, THE FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY IN 
LOWELL AND THE ALL SOULS CONGREGATIONAL-UNITARIAN 
SOCIETY IN LOWELL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The High Street Congregational Church of 
Lowell, the First Unitarian Society in Lowell and the All 
Souls Congregational-Unitarian Society in Lowell, corpora- 
tions established under the laws of the commonwealth, are 
hereby authorized to consolidate into one corporation, with 
all the privileges, powers and immunities to which other 
religious societies in the commonwealth are by law entitled, 
under the name of the All Souls Congregational-Unitarian 
Society in Lowell, which shall in all respects be a continu- 
ation of, and the lawful successor to, said existing corporations. 

Section 2. Upon such consolidation, said consolidated 
corporation may receive from any of said existing corpora- 
tions, however described, and may administer, all bequests, 
devises, conveyances and gifts heretofore or hereafter made 
to any such corporation and shall have and exercise in re- 
spect thereto the same powers, rights and privileges as if 
made to said consolidated corporation, on condition that no 
trust funds shall so be received and administered unless 
authorized by a decree of a court of competent jurisdiction 
and in accordance with the conditions and terms thereof. 

Section 3. Upon such consolidation, the treasurers of 
said existing corporations are hereby respectively author- 
ized to execute and deliver, subject to section two, all papers 
and documents that may be deemed necessary or proper for 
the purpose of vesting in the consolidated corporation the 
property belonging respectively to the said existing corpora- 
tions. 

Section 4. Upon the acceptance of this act by each of 
the said existing corporations at a meeting duly called for 
the purpose, duly certified copies of the respective votes of 
acceptance shall be filed in the registry of deeds for the 
northern district of Middlesex county and the consolidation 
of said corporations shall thereupon be complete. 

Section 5. For the purpose of its acceptance, this act 
shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 31, 1931. 



High Street 
Congregational 
Church of 
Lowell, the 
First Unitarian 
Society in 
Lowell and 
the All Souls 
Congrega- 
tional-Unita- 
rian Society 
in Lowell, 
may consoli- 
date into 
one corpora- 
tion, etc. 

Consolidated 
corporation 
may receive 
and administer 
bequests, etc. 



Trust funds 
to be author- 
ized by court 
decree, etc. 



Delivery of 
papers, etc. 



Consolidation 
complete upon 
filing of cer- 
tified copie.s of 
acceptance, etc. 



Effective upon 
passage for 
purpose of 
acceptance. 



Chap. 155 An Act relative to appropriations for the payment of 

PENSIONS TO MEMBERS OF THE TEACHING AND SUPERVISING 
STAFF OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Paragraph (g) of section one of chapter two 
hundred and six of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and 
nineteen, as amended by section one of chapter three hundred 
and eighty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 



1919 (S), 206, 
§ 1, par. ig), 
etc., amended. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 156. 137 

eight, is hereby further amended by adding at the end 
thereof the following: — ; provided, that so much only of 
said sum of five cents shall be appropriated under this 
paragraph in any year as, in the determination of the school 
committee, will, together with the amount of other sums 
available during that year for payment of such pensions, 
produce sufficient funds to make full payment on account of 
said pensions required in that year, — so as to read as 
follows: — (g) For the payment of pensions to members Appropriation 
of the teaching or supervising staff of the public schools of c(^mittee 
said city, and to persons who were annuitants of the Boston Bo"to^n°fo^ 
Teachers' Retirement Fund at the time when chapter five payment of 
hundred and eighty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred tSers^and 
and eight took effect, and other teachers who had retired g^Pf^""''®'"^ 
prior to said time, in accordance with the provisions of said 
chapter five hundred and eighty-nine, chapter five hundred 
and thirty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, 
chapter six hundred and seventeen of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and ten, and chapter five hundred and sixty-nine 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twelve, and acts in 
amendment thereof, and of this act: for the financial year 
ending on the thirty-first day of December, nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-eight, and for each financial year there- 
after, five cents; provided, that so much only of said sum Proviso. 
of five cents shall be appropriated under this paragraph in 
any year as, in the determination of the school committee, 
will, together with the amount of other sums available 
during that year for payment of such pensions, produce 
sufficient funds to make full payment on account of said 
pensions required in that year. 

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

Approved April 1, 1931. 



An Act to authorize and empower the board of trus- C}iap.l5Q 

TEES FOR MELROSE CEMETERY TO CARE FOR AND PRO- 
TECT CERTAIN BURIAL AND BURYING GROUNDS IN THE CITY 
OF BROCKTON, 



Board of 
trustees for 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The board of trustees for Melrose cemetery in the city of _ 
Brockton, estabhshed by chapter ninety-four of the Special Meiroseceme 
Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen, are hereby author- forand "protect 
ized and empowered to care for, keep in good order, and l^^X''^^^,"^^ 
protect, in said city of Brockton, the burial and burying K.roundsin 
grounds described in sections sixteen and eighteen of chap- Brockton, 
ter one hundred and fourteen of the General Laws, if spe- 
cifically authorized so to do by the city council of the city 
of Brockton, to the extent of, and in accordance with, such 
authorization. Approved April 1, 1931. 



138 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 157. 



City of 
Chicopee 
may convey 
two parcels of 
park land to 
Chicopee Man- 
ufacturing 
Corporation. 

Description 
and boundary. 

First parcel. 



Chan. 157 ^^ -^^t authorizing the city of chicopee to exchange 

CERTAIN LAND WITH THE CHICOPEE MANUFACTURING COR- 
PORATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Chicopee may, in exchange for 
a certain parcel of land described in section two, convey 
to the Chicopee Manufacturing Corporation two parcels of 
park land located in said city and described and bounded 
as follows : — 

First Parcel — Beginning at a stone bound in the westerly 
line of lot number twenty-eight as shown on plan of Hearth- 
stone terrace, drawn by Cobb, Beesley and Miles, dated 
May, 1926, and to be recorded in Hampden County registry 
of deeds, and thence running northerly by lots numbered 
seventeen to twenty-eight, inclusive, as shown on said plan 
eight hundred eleven and ninety one-hundredths feet to 
the northerly line of land conveyed to Samuel Wiener by 
John P. Kirby, executor, by deed dated February twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred and twenty-six, and recorded in 
said registry; thence westerly by said northerly line four 
hundred thirty feet more or less to land of the Turners 
Falls Power and Electric Company; thence southerly on 
land of said Turners Falls Power and Electric Company 
eight hundred eighteen feet more or less to other land of 
said Turners Falls Power and Electric Company; thence 
easterly on said last mentioned land and land of the Chicopee 
Manufacturing Corporation four hundred sixty feet more 
or less to a point; and thence northeasterly on said land of 
the Chicopee Manufacturing Corporation one hundred sixty 
feet to the point of beginning; 

Second Parcel — Beginning on the westerly side of Hearth- 
stone terrace as shown on the before mentioned plan, at the 
northeasterly corner of lot number twenty-four as shown 
on said plan, and thence running northerly on said Hearth- 
stone terrace sixty feet to lot number twenty-two as shown 
on said plan; thence westerly by said lot number twenty- 
two, one hundred sixty feet to the first parcel as described 
above; thence southerly by said first parcel in a straight 
line sixty-three and twenty-three one-hundredths feet to 
the northwesterly corner of lot number twenty-four as shown 
on said plan ; and thence easterly by said lot number twenty- 
four, one hundred eighty feet to the point of beginning; being 
lot number twenty-three as shown on said plan; said par- 
cels being the same premises conveyed to the city of Chicopee 
by deed of Samuel Wiener, Charles W. Bray and Ethel M. 
Knight, dated September twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred 
and twenty-six, and recorded in Hampden County registry 
of deeds, book 1340, page 455. 

Section 2. Said city of Chicopee may accept in ex- 
change for the two parcels of park land described in the 
preceding section a certain parcel of land located in said 



Second parcel. 



May accept a 
certain parcel 
of land in 
exchange for 
land described 
in § 1. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 158. 139 

city and described and bounded as follows : — Beginning on Description 
Broadway at the northeasterly corner of land known as ^"^^ boundary. 
Lincoln grove, formerly of the Chicopee Manufacturing 
Company, and running thence northerly by said Broad- 
way thirty-four and eighty-five one-hundredths feet; thence 
continuing northerly by said Broadway, at an angle of 
no degrees nine minutes to the right of the last course 
produced, one hundred and eleven and fifty-two one-hun- 
dredths feet to Pine street; thence northwesterly by said 
Pine street sixty-five and seventy one-hundredths feet to 
land now or formerly of Frank O. Cook et als.; thence 
southwesterly by said land now or formerly of Frank 0. 
Cook et als., by a line at right angles to said Pine street, one 
hundred and twenty-five and ninety-eight one-hundredths 
feet to said land formerly of the Chicopee Manufacturing 
Company, and thence southeasterly by said last mentioned 
land one hundred sixty-three and forty-seven one-hundredths 
feet to the point of beginning; being the same premises 
conveyed to the Chicopee Manufacturing Corporation by 
deed of Irving H. Page dated October twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-six, recorded in Hampden County 
registry of deeds, book 1194, page 561. After conveyance to 
said city the land described in this section shall be held for 
park purposes. Approved April 1, 1931. 



An Act authorizing the city of chicopee to exchange (Jhny 15c 

CERTAIN property WITH THE ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP ^' 

OF SPRINGFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Chicopee may, in exchange for city of 
a certain parcel of land described in section two, convey to ^ay °?n^vey 
the Roman Catholic Bishop of Springfield a certain parcel of H^^°7?"^- . 
land located in said city and held by it for park purposes, of'springfieid"'^ 
and bounded and described as follows : — ceroftand.'"^' 

Beginning at the northeasterly corner of Atwater park at Description 
land of Roman Cathohc Bishop of Springfield, said point -^d boundary, 
being about one hundred and ten and three tenths feet 
westerly from the westerly line of Hampden street; thence 
north eighty-five degrees twenty minutes west, six hun- 
dred fifty-six and seventy-one one-hundredths feet; thence 
north eighty-five degrees fifty-six minutes west, eight 
hundred forty-six and twenty-five hundredths feet; thence 
south two degrees fifty-eight minutes east, one hundred and 
seven and thirteen hundredths feet; thence south eighty- 
nine degrees forty-four minutes thirty seconds east, one 
thousand four hundred ninety-three and twenty-one one- 
hundredths feet to point of beginning, containing approxi- 
mately eighty-two thousand seven hundred and eleven 
square feet. 

Section 2. Said city of Chicopee may accept in ex- May accept 
change for the parcel of land described in the preceding of'iaud fn""* 



140 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 159. 



exchange for 
land deacribed 
in § 1. 

Description 
and boundary. 



section a certain parcel of land to be conveyed to it by the 
Roman Catholic Bishop of Springfield located in said city 
and bounded and described as follows: — 

Beginning in the easterly line of land sold to Roman 
Catholic Bishop of Springfield by Mrs. Charles C. Abbey at 
a point one hundred and seven and thirteen one-hundredths 
feet in the easterly line thereof southerly from land of the 
Roman Catholic Bishop of Springfield; thence south two 
degrees fifty-eight minutes east in said easterly line, one 
hundred sixty-five and twenty-seven hundredths feet to the 
southeasterly corner thereof, thence northerly eighty-five 
degrees ten minutes west, three hundred and seven and 
forty one-hundredths feet; thence north seventy-nine de- 
grees twenty-four minutes west, one hundred and twenty- 
five and thirty-nine one-hundredths feet; thence north 
eighty-seven degrees twelve minutes west, one hundred 
and ninety-four and twenty-one one-hundredths feet to an 
oak tree in the southwesterly corner thereof; thence north 
twelve degrees fifty-nine minutes east, one hundred and 
twelve and forty-seven one-hundredths feet; thence south 
eighty-nine degrees forty-four minutes thirty seconds east, 
five hundred and eighty-nine and forty-two one-hundredths 
feet to the point of beginning, containing approximately 
eighty-two thousand seven hundred and eleven square feet. 
After conveyance to said city the land described in this 
section shall be held for park purposes. 

Approved April 1, 1931. 



Chap. 159 An Act authorizing cities and towns to regulate the 

USE, OCCUPATION AND MAINTENANCE BY CLUBS OR AS- 
SOCIATIONS OF DWELLING HOUSES OCCUPIED BY THEIR 
MEMBERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-one of chapter forty of the General Laws, 
as amended by chapter three hundred and nineteen of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby further 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following new 
paragraph : — 

(15) For regulating the use, occupation and maintenance, 
by clubs or associations, whether or not incorporated, of 
dwelling houses used in common by any or all of their 
members. In addition to any other remedy provided by 
law for violation of any ordinance or by-law made under 
authority of this paragraph, the superior court shall have 
jurisdiction in equity to restrain any such violation. 

Approved April 1, 1931. 



G. L.40, § 21, 
etc., amended. 



Cities and 
towns may 
regulate the 
use, occupa- 
tion and 
maintenance 
by clubs or 
associations 
of dwelling 
houses occu- 
pied by their 
members. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 160,161. 141 

An Act changing the location of a public bath house Qhnqj i«q 

AUTHORIZED TO BE BUILT BY THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT ^' 

COMMISSION IN THE TOWN OF WINCHESTER TO A SITE IN 
THE CITY OF MEDFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and fifty-four of the acts of nine- 1930,254, 
teen hundred and thirty is hereby amended by striking out, '""•'"^ed. 
in the second, third and fourth Hnes, the words "on the 
southerly shore of the upper Mystic lake, in the town of 
Winchester" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
below the Cradock bridge over the Mystic river in the city 
of Medford, — and by striking out, in the sixth, seventh 
and eighth lines, the words ", out of the metropolitan parks 
expense fund, such sum, not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, 
as may hereafter be appropriated" and inserting in place 
thereof the words : — the amount appropriated by item 
seven hundred and fifty-four b of chapter four hundred and 
twenty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, — 
so as to read as follows : — The metropolitan district com- Metropolitan 
mission is hereby authorized and directed to construct, and mission may 
thereafter to maintain, below the Cradock bridge over the ^"'u*r''"u\u 
Mystic river in the city of Medford, a public bath house, hous'J'be'iow 
with dressing rooms and lockers and proper toilet facilities. brfdgeo'l°e'r'' 
Said commission may expend for this purpose the amount *^^®^i^®*'i^ 
appropriated by item seven hundred and fifty-four b of of Medford. 
chapter four hundred and twenty-six of the acts of nineteen Expendi- 
hundred and thirty. The commission may, upon such terms ^'^^^' ^^^' 
and conditions and at such rent as it may deem proper, let 
concessions or privileges in connection with said bath house 
for the sale of refreshments or for the sale or rental of such 
other articles as it may determine, and may provide adequate 
quarters therefor, and may establish rules and regulations 
and make reasonable charges for the use of said bath house. 
All sums received for such use shall be paid to the state 
treasurer, and shall be placed by him to the credit of the 
metropohtan parks expense fund. 

Approved April 1, 1931. 



An Act relative to the computation of length of C}iapA(S\ 

SERVICE OF POLICE OFFICERS IN CERTAIN TOWNS FOR 
PURPOSES OF RETIREMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter thirty-two of the General Laws is hereby amended Jnl'ndld.^ ^^' 
by striking out section eighty-five and inserting in place 
thereof the Mlowing: — Section 85. The selectmen of P^d^^"^!,!""- 
eveiy town which accepts this section or has accepted cor- and firemen 
responding provisions of earlier laws by a two thirds vote ' 
at an annual town meeting shall retire from active service 
and place upon the pension roll any permanent member of 
the police department and any permanent member of the 



142 Acts, 1931. — Chap. 162. 

fire department of such town found by them to be per- 
manently incapacitated, mentally or physically, for useful 
service in the department to which he belongs, by injuries 
received through no fault of his own in the actual per- 
formance of his duty. They may also retire and place upon 
the pension roll any permanent member of either of said 
departments who has performed faithful service in the de- 
partment for not less than twenty-five years continuously, 
and is not less than sixty. If a permanent member of the 
police department of such a town was, prior to the estab- 
lishment of a police department therein, employed in said 
town as a police officer by appointment under section ninety- 
six of chapter forty-one, the period of such appointment 
shall be counted as a part of his continuous service as a 
permanent member of its police department. Every person 
so retired shall annually receive from the town as a pension 
a sum equal to one half of the annual compensation received 
by him at his retirement. The selectmen may in an emer- 
gency call upon any person so pensioned for such temporary 
service in the department from which he was retired as 
they may deem him fitted to perform, and during such 
service he shall be entitled to full pay. 

Approved April 1, 1931. 

Chap. 1Q2 An Act relative to the enforcement of certain rules, 

REGULATIONS AND ORDERS PERTAINING TO FIRE PREVEN- 
TION. 

pr'^aTifbiT^ 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 safety. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

G. L 148, § 30, Chapter one hundred and forty-eight of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out section thirty, as 
appearing in section one of chapter three hundred and 
ninety-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, and 
Penalty for inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 30. 
certain°ruies, Violation of any lawful rule, order or regulation of the de- 
pl'i^'tmlnrof partment or of any lawful rule or order of the marshal or 
public safety, of the head of a fire department, punishment whereof is 
?uie, et"^, of not otherwise provided for, shall be punished by a fine of 
marsifal* etc. ^^^t morc than ten dollars for each day during which such 
Notice. violation continues after notice to the offender. Such 

notice may be given by personal service or by posting the 
same in a conspicuous place on the premises affected thereby. 
The superior court shall have jurisdiction in equity to en- 
force any lawful rule, order or regulation of the department, 
or any lawful rule or order of the marshal or of the head of 
a fire department, upon application respectively of the 
commissioner, the marshal or the head of the fire department. 

Approved April 2, 1931. 



Court en- 
lorcement. 



Acts, 1931.— Chaps. 163,164. 143 

An Act authorizing the town of burlington to borrow CJiqt) 1 fiQ 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land and B"rUn°ton 
constructing a senior-junior high school building, and may borrow 
originally equipping and furnishing the same, the town of "chod ^°^ 
Burlington may borrow from time to time, within a period p^i^poses. 
of five years from the passage of this act, such sums as may 
be necessary, not exceeding in the aggregate sixty thousand 
dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall 
bear on their face the words, Burlington School Loan, Act i^urHngton 
of 1931. Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate Acrof lyai. ' 
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 author- 
ized. 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 hmitation contained in the first paragraph 
of section seven thereof, as revised by chapter three hun- 
dred and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight. 

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

Approved April 2, 1931. 



An Act relative to the incurring of indebtedness by ChapA64i 
cities and towns prior to the fixing of their tax 

RATES IN the CURRENT YEAR. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend Emergency 

• ir ••1111 liU preamble. 

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: 

A city or town incurring debt under the provisions of [".^ebtcXeL 
section seven of chapter forty-four of the General Laws by cities and 
after the effective date of this act and before its tax rate to the fixing 
for the current year has been fixed may, at its option, raise "^t^^^n the 
by taxation in said year for the purposes set forth in said current year, 
authorization a sum equal to ten per cent of the loan author- 
ized in lieu of raising for said purposes a sum equal to twenty- 
five cents on each one thousand dollars of its assessed 
valuation for the preceding year as required by said section 
seven. Approved April 2, 1931. 



144 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 165, 166. 



Chap. 165 An Act relative to the ascertainment by city and 

TOWN CLERKS OF CERTAIN FACTS FOR BIRTH RECORDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section five of chapter forty-six of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out, in the first line, the word 
"shall" and inserting in place thereof the word: — may, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 5. The clerk of each town 
may annually in January ascertain the facts required for 
record by section one relative to all children born during the 
preceding year and resident therein. When necessary to 
supply deficiencies in the birth records, he may enter therein 
any written information obtained by him but he shall not 
change facts already recorded except as provided in section 
thirteen or except to correct errors in copying from notices, 
reports or certificates on file in his office. If such an error 
is so corrected, a statement to that effect, signed by him, 
shall be entered upon the record. 

Approved April 2, 1931. 



G. L. 46. I 5, 
amended. 



City and town 
clerks may 
ascertain facts 
for record of 
births, and 
may correct 
deficiencies 
and clerical 
errors therein. 



C/iaw.l66 An Act relative to the disposition of certain insane 

PRISONERS. 



G. L. 123, 
§ 10.3, etc., 
amended. 



Insane pris- 
oners, removi 
to state 
hospital. 



G. L. 123, 
§ 104, etc., 
amended. 



Insane pris- 
oners, removj 
from jails, 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one hundred and three of chapter 
one hundred and twenty-three of the General Laws, as 
amended by section two of chapter two hundred and thir- 
teen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, is 
hereby further amended by striking out, in the tenth and 
eleventh lines, the words "there to be kept until returned 
to prison as provided in" and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — subject to the provisions of, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 103. The superior court upon a report 
under the preceding section, if it considers the prisoner to be 
insane or in such mental condition that his commitment to 
an institution for the insane is necessary for his proper 
care or observation pending the determination of his in- 
sanity, and his removal expedient, shall issue a warrant, 
directed to the warden or superintendent, authorizing him to 
cause the prisoner, if a male, to be removed to the Bridge- 
water state hospital, and, if a female, to be removed to one 
of the state hospitals for the insane, subject to the provisions 
of section one hundred and five. 

Section 2. Section one hundred and four of said chap- 
ter one hundred and twenty-three, as amended by section 
three of said chapter two hundred and thirteen, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in the seventeenth and 
eighteenth lines, the words "there to be kept until returned 
as provided in" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
subject to the provisions of, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section IO4. If a prisoner under sentence in a jail, house of 
correction, or prison other than one named in section one 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 166. 145 

hundred and two, appears to be insane or in such mental cor"eftion etc 
condition that his commitment to an institution for the 
insane is necessary for his proper care or observation pend- 
ing the determination of his insanity, the physician in at- 
tendance shall make a report thereof to the jailer or master 
who shall transmit the same to one of the judges mentioned 
in section fifty. If the judge finds in accordance with 
sections fifty and fifty-one that the prisoner is insane, or 
if he finds that the mental condition of the prisoner is such 
that his commitment to an institution for the insane is 
necessary for his proper care or observation pending the 
determination of his insanity, and that his removal is ex- 
pedient, he shall order the removal of such prisoner, if a 
male to Bridgewater state hospital, if a female to one of the 
state hospitals for the insane, subject to the provisions of 
section one hundred and five; provided, that if a male Proviso, 
prisoner has not been criminal and vicious in his life the 
judge may order him removed to one of the state hospitals. 
A physician, other than the physician in attendance at the 
place of detention, making the certificate, shall be entitled 
to the compensation provided by section seventy-three. 

Section 3. Said chapter one hundred and twenty-three, g. l. 123, 
as most recently amended in section one hundred and five Amended.' 
by section four of said chapter two hundred and thirteen, is 
hereby further amended by striking out said section one 
hundred and five and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: — Section 105. When in the opinion of the trustees and folTCltcT^ 
superintendent of the state hospital to which a prisoner has of prisoners 
been committed or removed under section one hundred, to^anlty. 
one hundred and three or one hundred and four, or of the 
commissioner of correction and the superintendent of the 
state farm in case of commitment or removal to the Bridge- 
water state hospital, the mental condition of the prisoner 
is such that he should be returned to custody or to the penal 
institution from which he was taken, they shall so certify 
upon the warrant or commitment, and notice, accompanied 
by a written statement regarding the mental condition of 
the prisoner, shall be given to the proper custodian or to the 
warden, superintendent, keeper or master of such penal 
institution, as the case may be, who shall thereupon cause 
the prisoner to be reconveyed to such custodian, or to such 
penal institution, there to remain pursuant to the original 
sentence if committed or removed under section one hun- 
dred and three or one hundred and four, computing the time 
of his detention or confinement in the said hospital as part 
of the term of his imprisonment under such sentence; pro- Proviso, 
vided, that a prisoner committed or removed to a state hos- 
pital under section one hundred, one hundred and three or 
one hundred and four for his proper care or observation 
pending the determination of his insanity shall, unless found 
to be insane as hereinafter provided, be returned in the 
manner hereinbefore provided to the pefnal institution or 
custody whence so taken, not later than thirty-five days 



146 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 167. 



Discharge or 
temporary 
release of 
certain 
prisoners. 



Report to 
court, etc., 
of mental 
condition of 
prisoners com- 
mitted or re- 
moved under 
§§ 100, 103 or 
104, and found 
to be insane. 



Commitment. 



Certain pro- 
visions appli- 
cable to 
prisoners com- 
mitted, etc. 



thereafter, but such prisoner shall in all other respects be 
subject to the provisions of this section. If a prisoner com- 
mitted as insane under section one hundred, who has not 
been restored to sanity, is returned as aforesaid because 
in the opinion of the trustees and superintendent, or of 
the commissioner of correction and superintendent, as the 
case may be, neither the public interest nor the welfare of 
the prisoner will be promoted by his further retention in the 
hospital, they shall so certify upon the warrant or commit- 
ment and shall append thereto a report relative to the 
prisoner's mental condition as affecting his criminal re- 
sponsibility and the advisability of his discharge or tem- 
porary release from the penal institution or custody to which 
he is returned. If a prisoner, committed or removed under 
section one hundred, one hundred and three or one hundred 
and four for his proper care or observation as aforesaid, is 
found by the trustees and superintendent or by the commis- 
sioner of correction and superintendent, as the case may be, 
to be insane, the finding shall be certified upon the warrant 
or commitment, and the superintendent of the institution 
shall report the prisoner's mental condition to the court or 
judge issuing the warrant or commitment, or in case of the 
death, resignation or removal of the judge, to his successor 
in office, or in case of the absence or disability of the judge, 
to any judge or special justice of the same court, with the 
recommendation that the prisoner be committed as an 
insane person. The court, judge or justice maj^ thereupon 
commit the prisoner to an institution for the insane, if, in 
the opinion of the court, judge or justice, such commitment 
is necessary. The provisions of this section relative to the 
return to custody or to a penal institution of a prisoner 
taken therefrom under section one hundred, one hundred 
and three or one hundred and four, shall apply, so far as apt, 
to a prisoner committed under this section. 

Approved April 2, 1931. 



Chap. 1^1 An Act providing for hearings by duly appointed 

COMMITTEES OF CITY COUNCILS IN CERTAIN PROCEED- 
INGS FOR THE LAYING OUT, REPAIRING, ALTERING, RE- 
LOCATING AND DISCONTINUING OF CERTAIN HIGHWAYS. 



G. L. 82, § 1 
amended. 



Jurisdiction 
of county 
commissioners 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



Section one of chapter eight^^-two of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following: 
— , and any hearing under any provision of said sections re- 
quired to be held before a city council or board of aldermen 
so authorized may be held before a duly authorized com- 
mittee thereof, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. 
County commissioners within their respective counties may 
as to highways, j^^y q^^^ alter, rclocatc and discontinue highways and order 
specific repairs thereon in the manner herein provided, un- 
less other provision is made by law. Sections one to thirteen, 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 168,169. I47 

inclusive, shall apply to city councils or aldermen when Hearings by 
authorized by city charters to lay out, alter, relocate and iielfcommittees 
discontinue highways and to order specific repairs thereon, "f city coun- 
so far as applicable, and any hearing under any provision proce"edfngs'" 
of said sections required to be held before a city council or etc.!'*(ff'cfrtain 
board of aldermen so authorized may "he held before a duly highways. 
authorized committee thereof. Approved April 2, 1931. 

An Act authorizing the city of holyoke to use certain Phn^ 1 ao 

PARK LAND FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Holyoke is hereby authorized to city of 
use for school and school-yard purposes that portion of city ^se'cer'tain'**^ 
park property adjoining the Morgan school in said city and park land 
bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the inter- p°urposes* 
section of the easterly line of South Bridge street with the Boundaries 
northerly line of Adams street ; thence running northeasterly ''^^^ ^^^^ 
along the easterly line of South Bridge street forty-seven 
feet to a point; thence running southeasterly, and at a 
right angle to the easterly line of South Bridge street, one 
hundred twenty-six feet to a point; thence running north- 
easterly, and parallel to South Bridge street, one hundred 
thirty-three feet to a point; thence southeasterly, at a right 
angle to the last described line, one hundred twenty-six feet 
to the westerly line of South Summer street; thence south- 
westerly, along the westerly line of South Summer street, 
one hundred feet to a point; thence northwesterly, at a 
right angle to the westerly line of South Summer street, 
forty-three feet to a point; thence at a right angle to the 
last described line eighty feet to the northerly line of Adams 
street; thence northwesterly along the northerly line of 
Adams street two hundred nine feet to its intersection with 
the easterly line of South Bridge street and the place of 
beginning; containing twenty-five thousand, one hundred 
sixty-two square feet; and thereafter the portion aforesaid 
shall be under the same care and control as other school 
property. 

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

Approved April 6, 1931. 

An Act authorizing the removal or alteration of cer- nh...^ 1 aq 

TAIN STRUCTURES ON OR UNDER WASHINGTON STREET AT ^' 

ADAMS SQUARE IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter three hundred and 1025, 333,5 1, 
thirty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five '^^^'^ 
is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the follow- 
ing: — The transit department of the city of Boston with Transit de- 
the written consent of the Boston Elevated Railway Com- my o'n/oston 
pany is hereby authorized to make alterations in accordance ^rYite^er-" 



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Acts, 1931. — Chap. 170. 



tain structures 
on or under 
Washington 
street at 
Adams square 
in the city 
of Boston. 

Cost, how 
paid, etc. 



with plans approved by the said company in the existing 
structures now located on and under the surface of Washing- 
ton street at Adams square and used in connection with the 
Tremont street subway so called, and the treasurer of said 
city may pay one half of the expenses incurred in making 
said alterations, but not in any event exceeding seventeen 
thousand five hundred dollars, from bonds issued under the 
authority of, and subject to the provisions of, chapter five 
hundred and forty-eight of the acts of eighteen hundred and 
ninety-four and amendments thereof and additions thereto, 
and the balance of the cost of said alterations shall be paid 
out of the proceeds of the bonds authorized to be issued under 
the provisions of section three of this act, and under the pro- 
visions of section one of chapter three hundred and fifty-two 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine notwith- 
standing the limitation on the use of the proceeds of bonds 
issued under said section one of said chapter three hundred 
and fifty-two, contained in the proviso at the end of section 
two of said chapter. The treasurer of the city of Boston 
shall from time to time at the request of the transit depart- 
ment of said city issue and sell at public or private sale 
bonds of the said city to meet that part of the cost provided 
for herein to be met by the issuance of bonds under the pro- 
visions of said chapter five hundred and forty-eight and its 
amendments and additions. 

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

Approved April 6, 1931. 



G. L. 152, § 26, 
etc., amended. 



Chap.170 An Act relative to the payment of compensation under 

THE workmen's COMPENSATION LAW FOR INJURIES RE- 
CEIVED BY CERTAIN PERSONS WHILE PERFORMING CERTAIN 
WORK UNDER ORDERS OF AN INSURED EMPLOYER OR HIS 
REPRESENTATIVE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-six of chapter one hundred and fifty-two 
of the General Laws, as amended by section three of chapter 
three hundred and nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-seven and by chapter two hundred and five of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, is hereby further 
amended by inserting after the word "commonwealth", in 
the seventh line of the sentence • added by said chapter two 
hundred and five, the following : — , and any person who, 
while engaged in the usual course of his trade, business, pro- 
fession or occupation, is ordered by an insured person, or by 
a person exercising superintendence on behalf of such in- 
sured person, to perform work which is not in the usual 
course of such trade, business, profession or occupation, and, 
while so performing such work, receives a personal injury, 
Payment of — gQ ^j^g^^ g^ifj senteucc will read as follows : — For the pur- 

coinpensation p , , • . • , •, , • • 

underwork- poscs of this scctiou, any person while operating or using a 
sation kws'^fo" motor or other vehicle, whether or not belonging to his em- 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 171, 172. 149 

ployer, with his employer's general authorization or approval, ceived by%m- 
in the performance of work in connection with the business pioyees while 
affairs or undertakings of his employer, and whether within usfngmoto? 
or without the commonwealth, and any person who, while hides.^IiTcTfor 
engaged in the usual course of his trade, business, profession injuries re- 

" " , • • 111 • 1 1 ceived by cer- 

or occupation, is ordered by an msured person, or by a per- tam persons 
son exercising superintendence on behalf of such insured per- ^g'|fertoin°™" 
son, to perform work which is not in the usual course of such work under 

. 1 1 • r • J • 1 1 M orders of an 

trade, business, profession or occupation, and, while so per- insured em- 
forming such work, receives a personal injury, shall be con- fipresMtitive. 
clusively presumed to be an employee. 

Approved April 6, 1931. 

An Act requiring the installation of certain equip- Qhn^ 171 

MENT IN connection WITH GAS METERS TO PREVENT ^' 

OR RETARD THE ESCAPE OF GAS IN CASE OF FIRE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and sixty-four of the General Laws g.l. 1 64, new 
is hereby amended by inserting after section seventy-five f^f°'^ ^^^^^' 
the following new section : — Section 75 A . No gas company installation 
or municipality distributing gas shall, after January first, ^^^f^^'J^^^ 
nineteen hundred and thirty-two, install or replace a meter reqmrTdin 
for the purpose of measuring gas supplied to premises for with g^i^r" 
illuminating or other purposes unless there shall have been '"'^*^^''^.^° 
attached to the intake pipe leading to the meter, in accord- retard the 
ance with regulations to be prescribed and enforced by the ga^m c°a'^ge 
department, an automatic device designed to prevent or re- of fire. 
tard the escape of gas in case of fire, and approved as to 
design and construction by the department. 

Approved April 6, 1931. 

An Act to authorize the town of burlington to supply Chav. 172 

ITSELF AND ITS INHABITANTS WITH WATER, AND TO SELL 
WATER TO THE CITY OF WOBURN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Burlington may supply itself BuXngton 
and its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of may supply 

c t e ^ J.- ij.1 j.-ui"u itself and Its 

fires and for domestic and other purposes; may establish inhabitants 
fountains and hydrants, relocate or discontinue the same, with water, 
and may regulate the use of such water and fix and collect 
rates to be paid for the use of the same. 

Section 2. The said town, for the purposes aforesaid, takei^ac- 
may lease, or take by eminent domain under chapter seventy- quire, certain 

• e j^T r-\ IT -1 1 J.T- waters within 

nine of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase or other- umitsof 
wise, and hold, the waters, or any portion thereof, of any ^°'^^- 
pond, brook, spring or stream or of any ground water sources 
by means of driven or other wells or filter galleries, within the 
limits of said town, and the water rights and water sources 
connected therewith; provided, that the amount of water Proviso. 
which may be taken shall from time to time be determined 



150 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 172. 



Proviso 



May erect 
proper dams, 
buildings, etc. 



May construct 
wells, lay 
conduits, 
pipes, etc. 



Restrictions 
as to entry 
upon railroad 
locations. 



Control, etc. 
of property 
by board of 
water com- 
missioners. 



Property 
damages, 
recovery. 



Proviso. 



Town may 
issue 
bonds, etc. 



by vote of the town; and also may take by eminent domain 
under said chapter seventy-nine, or acquire by purchase or 
otherwise, and hold, all lands, rights of way and easements 
necessary for collecting and storing such water and protect- 
ing and preserving the purity thereof and for conveying such 
water to any part of said town; provided, that no source of 
water supply and no lands necessary for protecting and pre- 
serving the purity of the water shall be taken without first 
obtaining the advice and approval of the department of 
public health, and that the location of all dams, reservoirs, 
pumping and filtration plants, wells and filter galleries to be 
used as sources of water supply under this act shall be sub- 
ject to the approval of said department. Said town may 
construct and may erect on the lands taken or held under 
the provisions of this act proper dams, reservoirs, buildings, 
standpipes, fixtures and other structures, and may make 
excavations, procure and operate machinery, and provide 
such other means and appliances and do such other things 
as may be necessary for the establishment and maintenance 
of complete and effective water works; and for that purpose 
may construct wells and reservoirs, establish pumping works 
and lay down and maintain conduits, pipes and other works, 
under or over any lands, water courses, railroads, railways, 
or public or private ways, and along any such way in said 
town, in such manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct the 
same; and for the purpose of constructing, laying, main- 
taining, operating and repairing such conduits, pipes and 
other works and for all other proper purposes of this act, 
said town may dig up or raise and embank any such lands. 
Said town shall not enter upon, construct or lay any con- 
duits, pipes or other works within the location of any railroad 
corporation except at such time and in such manner as it 
may agree upon with such corporation or in case of failure 
so to agree as may be approved by the department of public 
utilities. 

Section 3. The land, water rights and other property 
taken or acquired under this act, and all works, buildings 
and other structures erected or constructed thereunder, shall 
be managed, improved and controlled by the board of water 
commissioners hereinafter provided for, in such manner as 
they shall deem for the best interests of the town. 

Section 4. Any person or corporation injured in his or 
its property by any action of said town or board under this 
act may recover damages from said town under said chapter 
seventy-nine; provided, that the right to damages for the 
taking of any water, water source or water right, or any in- 
jury thereto, shall not vest until the water is actually with- 
drawn or diverted by said town under authority of this act. 

Section 5. Said town may, for the purpose of paying 
the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred or to be in- 
curred under the provisions of this act, other than expenses 
of maintenance and operation, issue from time to time bonds 
or notes to an amount, not exceeding, in the aggregate, two 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 172. 151 

hundred thousand dollars, which shall bear on their face the 
words, Town of Burlington Water Loan, Act of 1931. Each X"",""! 

,'.,. Ill • 1 11 Duriington 

authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such Water Loan, 
loans shall be payable in not more than thirty years from '^'° ^^^^' 
their dates. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be 
in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as provided 
herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws. 

Section 6. Said town shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in ac- °'^"' ^^'^' 
cordance with the provisions of section five; and when a 
vote to that effect has been passed, a sum which, with the 
income derived from the water rates, will be sufficient to 
pay the annual expense of operating the water works, or the 
purchasing of water and the maintenance of its pipe lines, 
and interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes issued as 
aforesaid, and to make such payments on the principal as 
may be required under the provisions of this act, shall with- 
out further vote be assessed by the assessors of the town 
annually thereafter in the same manner as other taxes, until 
the debt incurred by the said loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 7. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- poiiuUng"'^ 
lutes or diverts any of the waters taken or held under this water, etc. 
act, or injures any structure, work or other property owned, 
held or used by said tow^n under the authority and for the 
purposes of this act, shall forfeit and pay to said town three 
times the amount of damages assessed therefor, to be re- 
covered in an action of tort; and upon conviction of any one 
of the above wilful or wanton acts shall be punished by a 
fine of not more than three hundred dollars or by imprison- 
ment for not more than one year. 

Section 8. The said town shall, after its acceptance of Board of 

. wa.t6r com- 

this act, at the same meeting at which the act is accepted missioners, 
or at a meeting thereafter called for the purpose, elect by terms°'e'tc. 
ballot three persons to hold office, one until the expiration of 
three years, one until the expiration of two years, and one 
until the expiration of one year, from the next succeeding 
annual town meeting, to constitute a board of water com- 
missioners; and at the annual town meeting held on the day 
on which the shortest of such terms expires, and at each 
annual town meeting thereafter, one such commissioner shall 
be elected by ballot for the term of three years. All the au- 
thority granted to the town by this act, except sections five 
and six and except as otherwise specifically provided, shall 
be vested in said board of water commissioners, who shall be 
subject however to such instructions, rules and regulations 
as said town may impose by its vote. A majority of said Q"""""™- 
commissioners shall constitute a quorum for the transaction 
of business. Any vacancy occurring in said board from any Vacancy, 
cause may be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term ^°^ ^""'^ 
by said town at any annual town meeting called for the pur- 
pose. Any such vacancy may be filled temporarily in the 
manner provided by section eleven of chapter forty-one of 
the General Laws, and the person so appointed shall per 



152 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 172. 



To fix water 
rates, etc. 



Net surplus, 
how to be used. 



Annual, etc. 
reports. 



Town may 
furnish and 
sell water 
to city of 
Woburn. 



Rate, etc. 



City of 
Woburn 
may pur- 
chase water 
from town of 
Burlington. 

Effective upon 
acceptance, etc 



form the duties of the office until the next annual meeting of 
said town or until another person is qualified. 

Section 9. Said commissioners shall fix just and equi- 
table prices and rates for the use of water, and shall prescribe 
the time and manner of payment. The income of the water 
works shall be appropriated to defray all operating expenses, 
interest charges and payments on the principal as they accrue 
upon any bonds or notes issued under authority of this act. 
If there should be a net surplus remaining after providing for 
the aforesaid charges it shall be appropriated for such new 
constiTiction as the water commissioners, with the approval 
of the town, may determine upon, and in case a surplus 
should remain after payment for such new construction the 
water rates shall be reduced proportionately. All authority 
vested in said commissioners by the foregoing provisions of 
this section and by section three shall be subject to the pro- 
visions of section eight. Said commissioners shall annually, 
and as often as the town may require, render a report upon 
the condition of the works under their charge and an account 
of their doings, including an account of receipts and expendi- 
tures. 

Section 10. The town of Burlington may furnish and 
sell by meter water to the city of Woburn, or to the inhabit- 
ants of said city for such periods of time, in such manner 
and in such amounts as said town may from time to time 
by vote determine, and for the purpose aforesaid the said 
town by its water commissioners may make a contract or 
contracts for a term or terms not to exceed fifteen years 
from the date thereof. Such water shall be furnished and 
sold, at a rate to be mutually agreed upon, at the boundary 
line between said town of Burlington and said city; and said 
town of Burlington may, at its own expense, extend within its 
limits its water mains and install other fixtures necessary to 
supply water to said city, or to the inhabitants thereof. 

Section 11. The city of Woburn may purchase water 
from the town of Burlington and may extend their water 
mains and install other fixtures necessary or proper to re- 
ceive and distribute such water. 

Section 12. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by a majority of the voters of the town of Burlington 
present and voting thereon at a town meeting called for the 
purpose within three years after its passage ; but the number 
of meetings so called in any year shall not exceed three; and 
for the purpose only of being submitted to the voters of said 
town as aforesaid this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 6, 1931. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 173,174,175. 153 



An Act repealing certain provisions of law relative Chav. 173 
TO the holding of religious meetings and political 

MEETINGS or RALLIES IN PUBLIC WAYS AND PLACES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fifty A of chapter one hundred and forty of the g. l. ho. 
General Laws, inserted by chapter one hundred and eighty- repealed. 
seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, is 
hereby repealed. Approved April 6, 1931. 

An Act relative to the time during which certain QJiqj) 174 

SPORTS AND GAMES MAY BE CONDUCTED ON THE LORD's 
DAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., asfolloivs: 

Section twenty-one of chapter one hundred and thirty-six g.l. i36, §21, 
of the General Laws, as appearing in section two of chapter etc., amended. 
four hundred and six of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight, is hereby further amended by striking out, in 
the sixth line, the words "two and six" and inserting in place 
thereof the words: — one thirty and six thirty, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 21. In any city which accepts Certain sports 
sections twenty-one to twenty-five, inclusive, by vote of its pemn^^d^on 
city council and in any town which accepts said sections by lord's day. 
vote of its inhabitants, it shall be lawful to take part in or 
witness any athletic outdoor sport or game on the Lord's day 
between the hours of one thirty and six thirty in the afternoon 
as hereinafter provided. Approved April 6, 1931. 

An Act relative to the use of official grade design a- Chav.\75 

TIONS IN connection WITH THE SALE OF CERTAIN FARM 
PRODUCTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter ninety-four of the General Laws is hereby amended Fji^c^^' 
by striking out section one hundred and seventeen C, inserted amended, 
by chapter two hundred and seventy of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-seven, and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 117C. After notice of the establish- un^^^^fui use 
ment of grades and standards and the determination of brands labels in Con- 
or labels as provided in the two preceding sections, it shall be saie*o7crrtl^in 
unlawful to use an official grade designation in connection f^^"" products, 
with the sale of such farm products without using the brand 
or label determined as aforesaid for such grade and standard, 
or to use such a brand or label unless the farm product bear- 
ing the brand or label is in fact of the grade or standard so 
established, or to use such a brand or label before the author- 
ization of the use of, or after the revocation or during suspen- 
sion of the right to use, such brand or label, by the commis- 
sioner. Any violation of this section shall be punished for a Penalty for 
first offence by a fine of not more than fifty dollars and for a v'"'^*'°"- 



154 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 176,177. 



Penalty for 
obstruction. 



subsequent offence by a fine of not more than two hundred 
dollars. Whoever obstructs or hinders the commissioner or 
any of his assistants in the performance of his duties under 
sections one hundred and seventeen 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. 

Approved April 6, 1931. 



Chap. 17 Q An Act to permit civic and fraternal organizations 
TO parade with music on the lord's day. 



G. L. 136, 5 10, 
etc., amended. 



War veterans' 
organizations 
and civic and 
fraternal or- 
ganizations 
may parade 
with music on 
the Lord's day. 

Proviso. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section ten of chapter one hundred and thirty-six of the 
General Laws, as amended by chapter one hundred and nine- 
teen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-two and by 
chapter ninety of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, is 
hereby further amended by inserting after the word "en- 
gaged" in the third line the words: — , or any incorporated 
civic or fraternal organization, — so as to read as follows: 
— Section 10. Any post or camp of an incorporated organi- 
zation of veterans of any war in which the United States has 
engaged, or any incorporated civic or fraternal organization, 
may parade with music on the Lord's day for the purpose of 
attending divine service, holding commemorative exercises 
or dedicating memorials; provided, that the music shall be 
suspended while passing within two hundred feet of any place 
of public worship where services are being held. 

Approved April 6, 1931. 



Chap. Ill An Act authorizing the city of quincy to borrow 
money for grade crossing abolition purposes. 



City of 
Quincy may 
borrow money 
for grade 
crossing 
abolition 
purposes. 



Quincy- 
Water Street 
Grade Cross- 
ing Loan, 
Act of 1931. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of meeting its portion of the 
cost of the work of abolishing the Water street grade crossing 
in the city of Quincy under the provisions of chapter one 
hundred and fifty-nine of the General Laws, said city may 
borrow, outside its limit of indebtedness as fixed by law, 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggre- 
gate, one hundred and forty thousand dollars, and may issue 
bonds or notes therefor which shall bear on their face the 
words, Quincy- Water Street Grade Crossing Loan, Act of 
193 L Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan 
and such loans shall be paid in not more than five years from 
their dates. Such indebtedness shall, except as herein pro- 
vided, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, 
exclusive of the limitation contained in the first paragraph 
of section seven thereof, as revised by chapter three hun- 
dred and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight. 

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

Approved April 7, 1931. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 178, 179. 155 

An Act authorizing the town of medfield to borrow Qhnr) 178 

MONEY for water SUPPLY PURPOSES. ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of enlarging and improving Town of 
its water supply, the town of Medfield may borrow, from bwrow m^ney 
time to time within five years from the passage of this act, {^J'^i^^^ 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggre- purposes. 
gate, two hundred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds 
or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, 
Medfield Water Loan, Act of 1931. Each authorized issue Medfield 
shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid AcfcTfVg^i!' 
in not more than twenty years from their dates. Indebted- 
ness incurred hereunder shall be outside the statutory limit 
of indebtedness, but shall, except as herein provided, be 
subject to the provisions of chapter forty-four of the Gen- 
eral Laws. 

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

Approved April 7, 1931. 



An Act relative to the improvement of the charles (Jfiaj) 179 

RIVER BASIN FOR RECREATIONAL AND OTHER PURPOSES. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend pr"ambfe^^ 
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. Chapter three hundred and seventy-one of [^^^^^^^ ^ 2, 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine is hereby 
amended by striking out section two and inserting in place 
thereof the ioWow'mg: — Section 2. Subject to the condi- 5^^^^*j:°p°^ij^tan 
tion imposed in the second paragraph of section nine, the mission may 
commission may (a) widen the Charlesbank park and play- cha!-?esbank 
ground between the dam and Longfellow bridge by extend- fhe dam and" 
ing the present river boundary westerly by fill to include an Longfellow 
additional area which shall have a width not exceeding at ^^^^^^' ^^'^■ 
any point three hundred feet beyond the present river 
boundary of said park and playground, so laying out and 
establishing the new river boundary as not to interfere with 
the use of said dam or its locks or other appurtenances; (6) ff^-V't^" 
widen the Boston embankment between the Longfellow embankment 
bridge and Otter street including the area under the Long- Lon'Ifeiiow^ 
fellow bridge by adding thereto, by fill, an area not more '""'^ff^ 
than the equivalent of a strip of land two hundred and street, etc. 
twenty-five feet wide, laid out in such manner as to connect 
by a suitably curved shore line with the Charlesbank park 
and playground as widened under authority of clause (a) of 
this section, and with the Boston embankment between 
Otter street and Charlesgate West as widened under au- 



156 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 179. 



May widen 
the Boston 
embankment 
between Otter 
street and 
Charlesgate 
West. 

May extend 
shore line, by 
fill, into basin, 
within cer- 
tain pre- 
scribed limits. 



May give 
priority and 
preference 
in making 
widenings and 
fills as will 
best promote 
the usefulness 
of Charles 
river basin 
for aquatic 
sports, etc. 

Expenditure. 



State depart- 
ment of public 
works may 
acquire on 
behalf of com- 
monwealth 
certain lands 
owned by 
Boston and 
Maine Rail- 
road, etc. 



Conveyance 
to city of 
Boston, etc. 



Agreement as 
to price, etc. 



thority of clause (c) of this section; (c) widen the Boston 
embankment between Otter street and Charlesgate West by- 
adding thereto, by fill, an area not more than the equivalent 
of a strip of land three hundred feet wide; (d) extend the 
shore line, by fill, into the basin along Back street and Bay 
State road between Charlesgate West and Granby street 
by adding thereto an area not more than the equivalent of a 
strip of land two hundred feet wide, and from Granby street 
to Cottage Farm bridge by adding thereto an area not more 
than the equivalent of a strip of land one hundred and 
fifty feet wide. In making such widenings and fills the 
commission may vary the distance of the new shore line 
from the present walls or shore lines, within the limits herein 
prescribed, may omit all widening or fill and the sloping 
bank between Charlesgate East and West and at and near 
points of discharge into the basin of overflows from sewers 
and from the Boston marginal conduit, and may give such 
priority and preference in making the widenings and fills 
authorized in clauses (6), (c) and (d), or any portions or 
sections of them, as it shall deem will best promote the 
usefulness and safety of the Charles river basin for rowing, 
sailing and other forms of aquatic sports and recreation, and 
the usefulness of the esplanade and any extension thereof 
toward the Cottage Farm bridge as a promenade and park, 
and may expend for the purposes of this section and section 
seven, from the amount of two million two hundred and 
eighty thousand dollars specified in the first paragraph of 
said section nine, as herein amended, an aggregate amount 
of one million four hundred thousand dollars, which shall 
include the gift of one million dollars mentioned in the second 
paragraph of said section nine, paid to the commonwealth 
in July, nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, and may also 
expend for such purposes any interest received or accrued 
on said one million dollars, or any part thereof, up to the 
date of the full expenditure thereof. 

The state department of public works is hereby authorized 
to acquire on behalf of the commonwealth from the Boston 
and Maine Eailroad, by an agreement with the said railroad 
satisfactory to said department, the lands owned by said 
railroad fronting on the Charles river and the Nashua street 
extension and lying between Leverett street and the new 
electric substation used by said railroad, and also the land of 
the said railroad located in the block bounded by Leverett, 
Brighton and Lowell streets and the said Nashua street ex- 
tension, in exchange for lands or flats under or above tide- 
water owned by the commonwealth in the city of Boston or in 
the city of Cambridge, or both, and to make the necessary 
conveyances. When the said department has acquired here- 
under the said lands owned by the said railroad, said depart- 
ment may on said behalf, sell and convey the same to the city 
of Boston for playground, bathing or similar purposes, at a 
price to be mutually agreed upon by said city and the said 
department. The terms and conditions of any exchange or 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 179. 157 

sale of land authorized by this section shall be subject to the 
approval of the governor and council. 

Section 2. Chapter three hundred and seventy-one of ^^^gn^glj ^ ^' 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine is hereby fur- 
ther amended by striking out section eight and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Section 8. The commission is Commission 
hereby further authorized to lay out and construct the follow- rrT/ionswt 
ing described parkways and boulevards or any of them, or certain park- 

. • . * J* ways and 

portions thereof : boulevards. 

(a) A section of parkway or boulevard from a point at or 
near the intersection of Arsenal street and Market street in 
the Brighton district of the city of Boston, thence over public 
or private lands and public or private ways to a point on 
North Beacon street in said Brighton district west of the 
crossing thereof by the Boston and Albany Railroad with the 
right to make any necessary fill in the Charles river. 

(6) An underpass in Memorial drive in the city of Cam- 
bridge carrying that parkway under Massachusetts avenue. 

(c) A section of parkway or boulevard beginning at a point 
in Nonantum road in the city of Newton at or near Hyde 
brook, thence over public or private lands and public or 
private ways in said city of Newton and in the town of Water- 
town to a point on Galen street in said town at or near its 
intersection with California street. Authority to make the 
necessary fill in the Charles river is hereby granted ; but said 
parkway or boulevard shall, so far as feasible, be constructed 
on existing land and no substantial fill shall be made in the 
Charles river which would result in materially reducing its 
width below its present average width along said parkway 
or boulevard. 

Section 3. Chapter three hundred and seventy-one of ^mendld ^^ ^' 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine is hereby fur- 
ther amended by striking out section nine and inserting in 
place thereof the following : — Section 9. For the purpose of ^x"lnditure°^ 
carrying out the work authorized by this act, the commission 
may expend such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, 
in the aggregate, two milhon two hundred and eighty thou- 
sand dollars, and in addition, any interest received or accrued 
on the gift of one million dollars hereinafter mentioned, or any 
part thereof, up to the date of the full expenditure thereof. 

One million dollars of said sum shall be met from a gift of one One million 
million dollars to be made to the commonwealth of Massa- met'Yrom gilt 
chusetts for the purpose of beautifying and improving the ^^"g^f"^™""" 
Charles river basin. The commission is hereby authorized to pq^^j.^.^ ^^ 
accept said gift in behalf of said commonwealth and to permit permitted to 
the donor thereof to erect a suitable memorial on the shore memorid.'ltc'^ 
of the basin at such location and in such form as the commis- 
sion may approve. Said gift shall be received on behalf of ^pende'^foniy 
the commonwealth and shall be held and disbursed in the for purposes 

1 /. i r xi_ authorized 

same manner as revenue received tor or on account or the by §§ 2 and 7. 
metropolitan parks district; but shall be expended only on 
account of the cost of the improvements authorized by section 
two, and of the cost of providing additional facilities for 



158 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 179. 



Work not to 
be commenced 
until receipt 
of gift, etc. 



Amount to be 
paid by city of 
Boston, etc. 



Amount to be 
paid by city of 
Cambridge, etc 



Amount to be 
paid by city of 
Newton, etc. 



Amount to be 
paid bv town 
of Water- 
town, etc. 



Assessment 
and collection 
by state 
treasurer, etc. 



Amount to be 
paid from 
Highway 
Fund. 



Balance to be 
assessed upon 
cities and 
towns of met- 
ropolitan parks 
district, etc. 



1929, 371, § 15, 
amended. 



aquatic and athletic sports and recreation as authorized by 
section seven. The authority conferred upon the commission 
by this act to perform the work authorized in section two is 
conditional upon the making of said gift and said work shall 
not be commenced until such gift has been received by the 
commonwealth. 

Four hundred thousand dollars of the cost of the work here- 
inbefore authorized shall be paid by the city of Boston and 
shall be used only on account of the cost of the improvements 
authorized by section two, of which one hundred thousand 
dollars shall be paid in nineteen hundred and thirty, one 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars in nineteen hundred and 
thirty-one, and one hundred and fifty thousand dollars in 
nineteen hundred and thirty-two. 

One hundred and ten thousand dollars of the cost of the 
work hereinbefore authorized shall be paid by the city of Cam- 
bridge, of which sixty-seven thousand five hundred dollars shall 
be paid in nineteen hundred and thirty and forty-two thou- 
sand five hundred dollars in nineteen hundred and thirty-one. 

Twenty-five thousand dollars of the cost of the work herein- 
before authorized shall be paid by the city of Newton, of 
which twelve thousand five hundred dollars shall be paid in 
nineteen hundred and thirty and twelve thousand five hun- 
dred dollars in nineteen hundred and thirty-one. 

Twenty-five thousand dollars of the cost of the work here- 
inbefore authorized shall be paid by the town of Watertown, 
of which twelve thousand five hundred dollars shall be paid 
in nineteen hundred and thirty and twelve thousand five 
hundred dollars in nineteen hundred and thirty-one. 

The several amounts to be paid as aforesaid by the cities of 
Boston, Cambridge and Newton and by the town of Water- 
town shall be assessed and collected by the state treasurer in 
addition to the respective quotas of the state tax payable by 
said cities and by said town in the years when said amounts 
become due. 

Three hundred and sixty thousand dollars of the cost of 
the work hereinbefore authorized shall be paid from the High- 
way Fund, fifty thousand dollars being charged to the said 
fund of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, one hundred and 
fifty-five thousand dollars to the said fund of nineteen hun- 
dred and thirty, and the balance to the said fund of nineteen 
hundred and thirty-one. 

The balance, amounting to three hundred and sixty thou- 
sand dollars, shall be assessed upon the cities and towns of the 
metropolitan parks district in proportion to their respective 
taxable valuations, as defined in section fifty-nine of chapter 
ninety-two of the General Laws, fifty thousand dollars being 
assessed upon and collected from said cities and towns in 
nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, one hundred and fifty- 
five thousand dollars in nineteen hundred and thirty, and 
the balance in nineteen hundred and thirty-one. 

Section 4. Section fifteen of said chapter three hundred 
and seventy-one is hereby amended by striking out, in the 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 180. 159 

fifth line, the word "thirty-five" and inserting in place thereof 
the word: — ten, — so as to read as follows: — Section 15. To meet cost 
For the purpose of meeting (a) the cost of the work authorized thorUedln' 
in section fourteen, to an amount, however, not exceeding spetiafassess- 
two hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars, and (b) the "lent provided 
special assessment of one hundred and ten thousand dollars o7cambridge^ 
provided for in section nine, the city of Cambridge may from money?Ts°ue 
time to time borrow such sums as may be necessary, and may bonds, 'etc. 
issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face 
the words. City of Cambridge, Street Widening and Exten- city of Cam- 
sion Loan, Act of 1929. Each authorized issue shall consti- widlninl'^a^nd 
tute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more Lo*n° a""! 
than fifteen years from their dates. Indebtedness incurred of 1929. 
under this section shall be in excess of the statutory limit of 
indebtedness of said city, but shall, except as herein provided, 
be subject to the provisions of chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws, exclusive of the limitation contained in the first 
paragraph of section seven thereof, as revised by chapter 
three hundred and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-eight. 
Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 7, 1931. 

An Act relative to side yard and set-back require- CfiavA'&O 

MENTS UNDER THE BOSTON ZONING LAW, SO CALLED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L Section eleven of chapter four hundred and pa'r* 'fourth/^' 
eighty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, etc., amended, 
as amended by sections two and three of chapter two hun- 
dred and twenty of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
seven and by section four of chapter three hundred and 
forty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, is 
hereby further amended by striking out the first sentence of 
the fourth paragraph, entitled "Side Yards", and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — There shall be a side yard ^ot'^d^gfrkts. 
on each side of every building in a single residence district g^^^ yards 
and on each side of every building or pair of semi-detached 
buildings in a general residence district. 

Section 2. Said section eleven, as so amended, is hereby 1924, 488, § 11. 
further amended by striking out the sixth paragraph, en- amended"' ^^'^ " 
titled ''Set-hack" , and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing:— 

Set-back: In a single or general residence district no build- ^et-back. 
ing shall hereafter be erected or altered to be within thirty 
feet of the center of any street or within ten feet of any street 
line, provided, that on a lot abutting on two or more streets, Provisos, 
one of which is more than twenty-four feet wide and one 
twenty-four feet wide or less, no set-back is hereby required 
on the street or streets twenty-four feet wide or less; pro- 
vided, further, that on a lot between two buildings not more 
than sixty feet apart the set-back need not exceed the greater 
of the set-backs on such buildings; and provided, further, 



160 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 181. 



1924, 488, § 12, 
par. sixth, etc. 
amended. 



Forty foot 
districts. 

Set-back. 



1924, 488, § 13, 
par. fourth, 
amended. 

Sixty-five foot 
districts. 

Set-back. 

1924, 488, § 16, 
etc., amended. 



Set-back of 
buildings not 
fronting on 
a street. 



that on a lot in a separate and distinct single or joint owner- 
ship of record at the time it is placed in a thirty-five foot 
district and less than one hundred feet deep, any set-back 
hereby established may be reduced one per cent for each 
foot that the depth of the lot is less than one hundred feet. 

Section 3. Section twelve of said chapter four hundred 
and eighty-eight, as amended by section four of said chapter 
two hundred and twenty, is hereby further amended by 
striking out the sixth paragraph, entitled "Set-hack" , and 
inserting in place thereof the following : — 

Set-back: In a single or general residence district no build- 
ing shall hereafter be erected or altered to be within twenty- 
five feet of the center of any street or within ten feet of any 
street line, provided, that in a lot abutting upon two or more 
streets, one of which is more than twenty-four feet wide and 
one twenty-four feet wide or less, no set-back is hereby re- 
quired on the street or streets twenty-four feet wide or less; 
provided, further, that on a lot between two buildings not 
more than sixty feet apart, the set-back need not exceed 
the greater of the set-backs of such buildings; and provided, 
further, that on a lot in a separate and distinct single or 
joint ownership of record at the time it is placed in a forty 
foot district and less than one hundred feet deep, any set- 
back hereby established may be reduced one per cent for 
each foot that the depth of the lot is less than one hundred 
feet. 

Section 4. The fourth paragraph of section thirteen of 
said chapter four hundred and eighty-eight, entitled "Set- 
hack", is hereby amended by striking out, in the third line, 
the word "fronting" and inserting in place thereof the word: 
— abutting. 

Section 5. Section sixteen of said chapter four hundred 
and eighty-eight, as amended by section nine of chapter two 
hundred and nineteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five, by section five of said chapter two hundred and 
twenty, by section one of chapter eighty-eight of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-nine and by section three of 
chapter three hundred and forty-seven of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and thirty, is hereby further amended by add- 
ing at the end thereof the following new paragraph : — 

(14) There shall be in front of every building not fronting 
on a street a yard not less in depth than the depth required 
for the rear yard of the same building. 

Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 7, 1931. 



Chap.lSl An Act providing for the abatement of certain mos- 
quito NUISANCES. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and fifty-two of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by inserting after section five A, inserted 
by section three of chapter two hundred and eighty-eight of 



G. L. 2.52, 
new section 
after § 5A. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 182. 161 

the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, the following 
new section: — Section 5B. The board of health of a city or Determination 
town, not then included in an area designated by an iden- breedi^n^ar°eas 
tifying name for the purposes of section five A, or the com- as public nui- 
missioners appomted to make miprovements on behali oi a boards of 
mosquito control project under such a name as provided in ^^^^'^^ ^"=- 
said section, may determine any mosquito breeding area 
within the limits of such city or town or of such a project, 
to be a public nuisance, and the board of health or the com- 
missioners, as the case may be, may abate such nuisance, in 
such manner as may be approved by the board, and may 
maintain such works as may be necessary to prevent its 
recurrence. Before proceeding with such abatement, the Notification 
board of health or the said commissioners shall notify the offnlended 
owners of such breeding area of the intended abatement, by abatement. 
publication in a newspaper published in the town wherein 
such area is situated, and shall appoint in the notice a time Hearing. 
and place for hearing, and shall at such time and place hear 
all interested parties. In case an owner of any such area Appeal. 
whereon it is proposed to undertake such an abatement ob- 
jects thereto, he may appeal, not later than fourteen days 
after the date of said hearing, to the county commissioners, 
who shall, not later than fourteen days after receipt of notice 
of such appeal, hear the party or parties aggrieved, the board 
of health or the said commissioners, and the board or its 
agent. If the county commissioners shall, within two weeks when abate- 
thereafter, determine that the proposed abatement is required ^rocL?.^^ 
for the promotion of the public health, safety or convenience, 
the abatement may proceed, but not otherwise. A person Property 
damaged in his property by any work undertaken under this re^Jovlry! 
section may recover his damages in the manner provided in 
chapter seventy-nine from the city or town whose board of 
health undertakes such work, or from the county or counties 
wherein any city or town included in the mosquito control 
project is situated, in case such work is undertaken by the 
commissioners under section five A; provided, that the pe- Proviso, 
tition to recover said damages shall be filed within thirty 
days after the right to the same has vested. All damages Assessment. 
paid as aforesaid by the county commissioners shall be as- 
sessed upon the cities and towns included in the project on 
the basis of their taxable valuations as an addition to their 
respective quotas of the county tax. 

Approved April 7, 1931. 

An Act relative to the powers and duties of local Chap.1^2 

COLLECTORS OF TAXES IN RELATION TO THE COLLECTION OF 
SUMS ASSESSED ON LANDS IN RECLAMATION DISTRICTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and fifty-two of the General Laws g.l. 252,511, 
is hereby amended by striking out section eleven as appear- ^ °" '*™^" * 
ing in section one of chapter four hundred and fifty-seven of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, and as 



162 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 183. 



Assessment 
upon pro- 
prietors of 
lands in 
reclamation 
districts. 



Powers and 
duties of local 
collectors of 
taxes as to 
collection of 
assessments. 



Assessment to 
be lien, etc. 



amended by section nine of chapter three hundred and 
ninety-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
six, and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 
11. The clerk of the district shall certify to the assessors 
of the town or towns in which the land of the district lies all 
sums of money voted to be raised and all sums payable 
annually on account of the principal and interest due on 
bonds or notes issued under the provisions of section nine or 
ten, together with the amount to be paid by each proprietor 
according to the determination made under section seven, 
and said clerk shall also file an attested copy of such certi- 
fication with the board. The amounts so certified shall be 
assessed upon the lands of the several proprietors within the 
area, and be committed to the collector of taxes of the town 
wherein the land assessed is situated, who shall have and 
exercise the same powers and duties in relation to the col- 
lection of such assessments as he has and exercises relative 
to the collection of town taxes. The collector shall remit 
weekly to the district treasurer all sums collected by him on 
account of such assessments. An assessment made hereunder 
shall be a lien upon the land assessed therefor, and such lien 
shall take effect upon the recording of the description, plan 
and estimate under section seven, and shall continue for a 
period of two years from July first of the year of assessment. 

Approved April 7, 1931. 



Chap. 183 An Act granting the consent of the commonwealth 

OF MASSACHUSETTS TO THE ACQUISITION OF MIGRATORY 
GAME REFUGES BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the General Laws, 
as appearing in section two of chapter three hundred and 
ninety-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, is 
hereby amended by inserting after section one hundred and 
twenty the following new section: — Section 120A. Con- 
sent of the commonwealth of Massachusetts is hereby given 
to the acquisition by the United States, by purchase, gift, 
devise or lease, of such areas of land or water, or of land and 
water, in Massachusetts, as the United States may deem 
necessary for the establishment of migratory bird reserva- 
tions in accordance with the act of congress approved Feb- 
ruary eighteenth, nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, known 
as the migratory bird conservation act, reserving, however, 
to the commonwealth of Massachusetts full and complete 
jurisdiction and authority over all such areas not incom- 
patible with the administration, maintenance, protection and 
control thereof by the United States under the terms of said 
act of congress. Approved April 7, 1931. 



G. L. 131, new 
section after 
I 120. 



Consent of the 
commonwealth 
of Massachu- 
setts granted 
to the acquisi- 
tion of migra- 
tory game 
refuges by 
the federal 
government. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 184,185. 163 



An Act to prevent double taxation of registered phnjy 104 

MOTOR vehicles. ^' 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would, in part, Emergency 
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. Clause Thirty-fifth of section five of chapter g. l. 59, § 5, 
fifty-nine of the General Laws, inserted by section four of amJn'decL^^^^' 
chapter three hundred and seventy-nine of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby amended by adding 
at the end thereof the following: — , irrespective of the date 
of registration thereof under chapter ninety, — so as to 
read as follows: — Thirty-fifth, Motor vehicles subject to Motor vehicles 
taxation under the provisions of chapter sixty A, irrespective g^l^'boa!'^'"^ 
of the date of registration thereof under chapter ninety. tSL'tfoV'^"'^ 

Section 2. This act shall take effect as of March thirty- g^g^^j^^g ^^^^ 
first of the current year. Approved April 8, 1931. 

An Act relative to party enrolment of voters. Chap. 185 
Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 
Section 1. Section thirty-seven of chapter fifty-three of g. l. 53. § 37. 

1 1 /-^ IT 111 J • CI, etc., amended. 

the General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter 
eighty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
eight, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word 
"clerk" in the ninth line the words: — to be retained in his 
custody as long as he retains the ballots cast whereupon such 
voting list shall be transmitted to the registrars of voters, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 37. When, in a primary, party enroi- 
a voter seeks to pass the guard rail, he shall be asked by one ™o'ters°lt 
of the ballot clerks with which political party he desires to primaries. 
be enrolled, and the ballot clerk upon reply shall distinctly 
announce the name of such political party and give him 
such political party ballot. The voter's selection shall be Preservation 
checked on the voting list used by the ballot clerk, and such by^regi^trars^ 
list shall be returned to the city or town clerk to be retained of voters. 
in his custody as long as he retains the ballots cast where- 
upon such voting list shall be transmitted to the registrars of 
voters for preservation for five years after the expiration of 
which it may be destroyed. Said officers shall, upon receiv- certified copies 
ing a written request therefor, signed by the chairman of °^°bT^ ''**^ 
any ward, town or city committee, or by at least ten voters furnished. 
in the ward, town or precinct for which the list is desired, 
furnish a certified copy of said list to any ward, town or city 
committee. The party enrolment of voters on such voting Use of party 
lists, and all subsequent party enrolment of voters, shall subsequent''* 
be transferred each year to the voting lists used at subse- primaries, 
quent primaries, if the names of such voters have been 
entered in the annual register prepared by the registrars. 

Section 2. Section thirty-eight of said chapter fifty- g. l. 53, § 38, 
three, as amended by chapter one hundred and ten of the «*^'= •^'^^^"'^e'^- 



164 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 186, 187. 



Voters en- 
rolled in one 
political party 
not to receive 
ballot of an- 
other political 
party, ex- 
cept, etc. 

Personal ap- 
pearance to 
establish, 
change or 
cancel party 
enrolment. 



acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, is hereby further 
amended by striking out, in the first line, the words "at a 
primary" and inserting in place thereof the words: — under 
this or the preceding section, — by striking out, in the third 
line, the word "he", where it occurs therein the second time, 
and inserting in place thereof the words: — a voter, — by 
striking out, in the fifth line, the words "the citj' or town 
clerk" and inserting in place thereof the words: — a member 
of the board of registrars of voters, — by inserting after the 
word "enrolment" in the sixth line, the words: — established 
with a party, — and by inserting after the word "such" 
in the seventh line, the word : — enrolment, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 38. No voter enrolled under this or 
the preceding section shall be allowed to receive the ballot of 
any political party except that with which he is so enrolled; 
but a voter may establish, change or cancel his enrolment by 
appearing in person before a member of the board of regis- 
trars of voters and requesting in writing to have his enrol- 
ment established with a party, changed to another party, or 
cancelled, and such enrolment, change or cancellation shall 
take effect at the expiration of thirty days thereafter. No 
voter enrolled as a member of one political party shall be 
allowed to receive the ballot of any other pohtical part}', 
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 pre- 
served as part of the records of such primary; but the po- 
litical party enrolment 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 April 8, 1931. 



Chap.lSQ ^N Act relative to the taking of clams and other 

SHELLFISH AT REVERE BEACH IN THE CITY OF REVERE. 



Permit not 
required for 
the taking of 
clams, etc., 
at Revere 
beach in city 
of Revere 
during cer- 
tain months. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

No permit or other authorization from the metropolitan 
district commission shall be required for taking clams or 
other shellfish during the months of November, December, 
January, February and March from any part of the flats 
lying between Point of Pines and Eliot circle in the city of 
Revere which is not then declared by the department of 
public health to be a contaminated area. 

Approved April 8, 1931. 



Chap. 187 An Act to clarify previous acts as to the purchase by 

THE commonwealth OF COPIES OF THE HOUSE JOURNALS 
FROM 1715-1780 AND THEIR DISTRIBUTION BY THE SECRE- 
TARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter four hundred and thirteen of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty, as amended by chapter 



1920,413, § 1, 
etc., amended. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 188. 165 

one hundred and sixty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-two, is hereby further amended by striking out 
the words "covering three years, more or less" in the fourth 
Hne thereof and substituting therefor the words : — - each 
covering one year or more, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 1. Whenever the journals of the house of repre- purchase of 
sentatives of Massachusetts Bay from seventeen hundred [XsTof ?ep- 
and fifteen to seventeen hundred and eighty, inclusive, in resentatives 

1 1 • 1,111 'J.! of Massachu- 

volumes each covermg one year or more, shall be reprmted setts Bay from 
accurately by the Massachusetts Historical Society, in the ^'''^ *° ^^^'^■ 
manner and form of volume one, seventeen hundred and 
fifteen to seventeen hundred and seventeen, inclusive, now 
in the press, and approved by the secretary of the common- 
wealth, the secretary shall purchase from the society three 
hundred copies of the said journals at a price not exceeding 
two dollars and fifty cents a volume, but in no year shall 
there be expended more than seven hundred and fifty dollars; 
provided that if the copies are plated, the plates shall be Proviso, 
subject to use by the commonwealth. 

Approved April 9, 1931. 

An Act relative to the execution of certain cer- QJidj) ]^§§ 

TIFICATES AND RETURNS OF GAS AND ELECTRIC AND CER- 
TAIN OTHER COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirty-seven of chapter one hundred ^p^^mmdeY' 
and fifty-eight of the General Laws, as amended by chapter 
twenty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twentj^-six, 
is hereby further amended by striking out, in the seventh 
line, the word ", treasurer" and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — or vice president, and treasurer or assist- 
ant treasurer, — so as to read as follows: — Section 57. Annual certm- 

T-i • 111 iir'i-i rr- ri cates of condi- 

iiivery corporation shall annually file m the oihce 01 the state tion of certain 
secretary, within thirty days after the date fixed in its mmg.'^etc""^' 
by-laws for its annual meeting, or within thirty days after 
the final adjournment thereof, but not more than three 
months after the date so fixed for said meeting, a certificate 
signed and sworn to by its president or vice president, and 
treasurer or assistant treasurer, and at least a majority of 
its directors, stating the date of holding such meeting, the contents. 
amount of capital stock as it then stands fixed by the corpo- 
ration, the amount then paid in, and the assets and liabilities 
of the corporation, in such form, with such detail and of such 
date as the commissioner shall require or approve. Such f„',\'"i|g°g^as 
certificates shall, by the act of filing, be considered as re- recording, etc. 
corded and shall be preserved by the state secretary in book 
form convenient for reference. Such certificate of a corpo- Verification 
ration having a capital stock of one hundred thousand dollars wL'*".*^'*"'^' 
or more .shall be verified by an auditor as provided in section 
forty-nine of chapter one hundred and fiftj^-six. 

Section 2. Section thirty-nine of said chapter one hun- g. l. iss.jm. 
dred and fifty-eight, as amended by chapter ninety-seven ^^'^" '"^^" 



166 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 188. 



Certificate of 
increase of 
capital stock. 



G. L. 164, § 83, 
amended. 



Form of an- 
nual returns 
of gas and 
electric 
companies 
prescribed. 



of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, is hereby- 
further amended by striking out, in the fourth line, the 
word ", treasurer" and inserting in place thereof the words: 
— or vice president, and treasurer or assistant treasurer, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 39. A corporation shall, 
upon an increase of its capital stock, within thirty days after 
the payment or collection of the last instalment thereof, file 
a certificate of the amount of such increase and the fact of 
such payment, signed and sworn to by its president or vice 
president, and treasurer or assistant treasurer, and a ma- 
jority of its directors, in the office of the state secretary and 
also, if the corporation is subject to chapter one hundred 
and sixty-four or one hundred and sixty-five, in the office of 
the department of public utilities. If such a certificate is 
not filed as aforesaid within said period of thirty days, it 
may thereafter be received by the commissioner for exami- 
nation in accordance with section forty-one upon payment 
to him of such sum, not exceeding twenty-five dollars, as he 
may determine, and be filed as hereinbefore provided, subject 
to the provisions of sections forty-one and forty-three to the 
same extent as if such certificate had been filed as aforesaid 
within said period. 

Section 3. Section eighty-three of chapter one hundred 
and sixty-four of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out, in the sixth and seventh lines, the words "and 
treasurer" and inserting in place thereof the words: — or 
vice president, and treasurer or assistant treasurer, — so as 
to read as follows : — Section 83. Gas and electric companies 
and manufacturing companies and persons engaged in the 
manufacture and sale or distribution and sale of gas or 
electricity shall annually, on or before such date as the 
department fixes, make to the department, in a form pre- 
scribed by it, a return for the year ending on such date as 
the department may from time to time require, signed and 
sworn to by the president or vice president, and treasurer 
or assistant treasurer, and a majority of the directors, of 
the amount of their authorized capital, their indebtedness 
and financial condition, on the said date, their income and 
expenses during the preceding year, their dividends paid 
and declared, a list of the names of all their salaried officers 
and the amount of the salary paid to each, and the balance 
sheet of their accounts as of said date. Such companies 
and persons shall at all times, upon request, furnish anj^ in- 
formation required by the department or its duly authorized 
employees relative to their condition, management and 
operation, and shall comply with all lawful orders of the 
department; but manufacturing companies in which the 
manufacture and sale of gas or electricity is a minor portion 
of their business shall be required to include in their annual 
returns the income and expenses and other data relative to 
their gas and electric business only. 

Approved April 9, 1931. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 189, 190. 167 



An Act making appropriations to repair damages to QJiar), 189 

SHORE WALLS, ROADWAYS AND OTHER PROPERTY OF CER- 
TAIN METROPOLITAN PARKS RESERVATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For expenses of repairing damage occasioned ^P^''°fij^^*a^m^ 
by the severe storm and high tides of March fourth and fifth ages to shore 
of the current year to shore walls, roadways and other ways'a'i^d'^' 
property of the metropolitan parks reservations in the cities °f''gerta^n^mef- 
of Revere and Lynn and the towns of Nahant and Winthrop, ropoiitan 
there is hereby appropriated a sum not exceeding one hun- tions\'^i!d''ce?- 
dred eighty-five thousand dollars, to be assessed upon cities tain metro- 

, (.1 T ] !••,• 1 politan parks 

and towns oi the metropolitan parks district in accordance boulevards. 
with the methods fixed by law, and to be expended under the 
direction and with the approval of the metropolitan district 
commission. 

For expenses of repairing damage occasioned as aforesaid 
to certain metropolitan parks boulevards, there is hereby 
appropriated from the Highway Fund a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars, to be expended under the direction 
and with the approval of the metropolitan district com- 
mission. 

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

Approved April 11, 1931. 

An Act authorizing the town of wellesley to borrow QJmj) 19Q 

MONEY FOR THE ERECTION OF A MUNICIPAL OFFICE BUILD- 
ING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a municipal ^,°ygg°g^ 
office building and of originally equipping and furnishing the may borrow 
same, the town of Wellesley may borrow from time to time, Section's I ^ 
within a period of five years from the passage of this act, "^^e'li^tiding 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggre- 
gate, two hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars, and 
may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Wellesley Municipal Building Loan, Act of ^^'^l^j^^i 
193 L Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, Building Loan, 
and such loans shall be paid in not more than fifteen years -^ctofiosi. 
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 limitation contained in the first paragraph of section 
seven thereof, as revised by chapter three hundred and 
twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight. 

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

Approved April 14, 1931. 



168 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 191, 192. 



Chap. 191 An Act authorizing the town of oak bluffs to borrow 

MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land for and 
constructing a new junior-senior high school building, 
together with an auditorium and gj'mnasium, and originally- 
equipping and furnishing the same, the town of Oak Bluffs 
may borrow from time to time, within a period of five years 
from the passage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, 
not exceeding, in the aggregate, one hundred and sixty thou- 
sand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which 
shall bear on their face the words, Oak Bluffs Junior-Senior 
High School Loan, Act of 1931. 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 provided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws, exclusive oi the limitation contained in the 
first paragraph of section seven thereof, as revised by chapter 
three hundred and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-eight. 

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

Approved April 14, 1931. 



Town of Oak 
Bluffs may 
borrow money 
for school 
purposes. 



Oak Bluffs 
Junior-Senior 
High School 
Loan, Act 
of 1931. 



Chap. 192 An Act establishing the chelsea traffic commission 

AND defining ITS POWERS AND DUTIES. 



Chelsea traffic 

commission 

established. 



Chairman to 
be known as 
traffic commis- 
sioner. 

No 

compensation. 

Certain stat- 
utes, etc., 
applicable. 

Powers and 
duties. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There is hereby established in the city of 
Chelsea, hereinafter referred to as the city, a commission to 
consist of the chief of the police department, the city engi- 
neer, tlie city electrician, and two other persons to be ap- 
pointed by the mayor, subject to the approval of the board 
of aldermen, for terms of three years each, hereinafter re- 
ferred to as the commission. 

Section 2. The commission shall elect its own chairman, 
who shall be known as the traffic commissioner. The mem- 
bers of the commission shall receive no compensation for 
their services as commissioners, but all expenses incurred 
for the purposes of this act shall be paid by the city. All 
statutes and ordinances applicable generally to the depart- 
ments of the city shall apply to the commission. 

Section 3. The commission shall have exclusive au- 
thority, except as otherwise herein provided, to adopt, 
amend, alter and repeal rules and regulations, not inconsis- 
tent with general law as modified by this act, relative to 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 192. 169 

vehicular street traffic in the city, and to the movement, 

stopping or standing of vehicles on, and their exclusion from, 

all or an3^ streets, ways, highways, roads and parkways, 

under the control of the city, including rules and regulations Rules and 

designating any way or part thereof under said control as a regulations. 

through way under and subject to the provisions of section 

nine of chapter eighty-nine of the General Laws, as amended, 

and may prescribe penalties not exceeding fifty dollars for 

the violation of any rule or regulation adopted hereunder. 

No such rule or regulation, except such special rules and ^n*if^^*^^® 

regulations as are declared by vote of the commission to be Hshed, ex- 

urgently required by considerations of public safety or con- '^^^*' ®*^' 

venience or such as are of a temporary nature and are to be 

effective for a period of not more than two weeks, shall take 

effect until published for two successive weeks in one or more 

newspapers published in the city. Upon petition of twenty- Public hear- 



etc. 



five registered voters of the city relative to any rule or regu- p"etiUon 
lation adopted or proposed to be adopted under this section, 
the commission shall hold a public hearing thereon within 
ten days after the filing with the commission of such peti- 
tion, and final action thereon shall be determined only by 
vote of a majority of the entire membership of the commis- 
sion. The commission shall have power to erect, make and Jgnfis ^etc^' 
maintain, or cause to be erected, made and maintained, 
traffic signs, signals, markings and other devices for the 
control of such traffic in the city and for informing and 
warning the public as to rules and regulations adopted here- 
under, subject, however, to section two of chapter eighty- 
five, and to sections eight and nine of said chapter eighty-nine, 
of the General Laws, as amended. Nothing in this act shall ^''nstrued 
be construed to authorize the conunission to adopt any rule 
or regulation excluding the cars of a street railway company 
from any way or part thereof in which it has a location, or to 
modify or limit any power or authority of the metropolitan 
district commission, of the state department of public works 
or of the state department of public utilities, or any power 
now vested in the mayor, board of aldermen or heads of 
departments with reference to the issuance of licenses or 
permits for the opening, using or occupying of streets and 
sidewalks. 

Section 4. All existing ordinances, relating to the con- Certain ordi- 
trol of vehicular traffic, shall remain in full force and effect "emafn ^in force 
until superseded by rules and regulations adopted by the until, etc. 
commission under this act, and the adoption thereof by the 
commission shall not affect any act done, any right accrued, 
any penalty incurred, or any suit, prosecution or proceeding 
pending, at the time of said adoption. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance, Submission 
during the current year, by vote of the board of aldei-men bo^d'^of ^ 
of the city, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not ^Wermen. 
otherwise; provided, that for the purposes of such accept- Proviso. 
ance only, this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 14, 1931. 



170 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 193, 194. 



Chap.l9S An Act further providing for the deferred renewal 

OF plumbers' licenses. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section six of chapter one hundred and forty-two of the 
General Laws, as most recently amended b}" section one of 
chapter three hundred and ninety-seven of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and thirty, is hereby further amended by strik- 
ing out the sentence added by said section one and inserting 
in place thereof the following sentence : — In case of failure 
to renew a license as aforesaid on or before May first in any 
year, the person named therein may, upon payment of the 
said fee and a deferred renewal fee of ten dollars, increased 
by such additional fees as would have been payable had such 
license been continuously renewed, receive a deferred re- 
newal thereof which shall expire on the ensuing first day of 
Ma}^; provided, that such renewed license shall not con- 
stitute its holder a licensee for any period preceding its issue. 

Approved April 14, 1931. 



G. L. 142, § 6, 
etc., amended. 



Deferred 
renewal of 
plumbers' 
licenses. 



Proviso. 



C/iap.l94 An Act relative to the packing, grading, inspection, 

SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF APPLES. 



G. L.94, §§ 101 
to 10.5, inc , 
107 and 109 
to 114, inc., 
etc., amended. 



Commissioner 
of agriculture 
to establish 
and promul- 
gate olTifial 
grades of 
apples, etc. 



To be identical 
in name and 
requirements 
with United 
States grades. 



Certain infor- 
mation to be 
marked or 
branded on 
closed pack- 
ages of apples 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter ninety-four of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by striking out sections one hundred and one to one hundred 
and five, inclusive, one hundred and seven and one hundred 
and nine to one hundred and fourteen, inclusive, as amended, 
and inserting in place thereof the following nine sections: — 
Section 101. The commissioner of agriculture shall establish 
and promulgate official grades of apples packed or repacked 
within the commonwealth, and may from time to time 
amend or modify such grades. Before establishing, amend- 
ing or modifying any such grades, the commissioner shall 
consult with growers and shippers of apples relative to pro- 
posed grades, or, upon written petition of fifty or more 
growers producing annually an aggregate of not less than one 
hundred thousand bushels of apples, the commissioner shall, 
after reasonable notice, specifying the date, place and pur- 
pose of the proposed hearing, hold a public hearing for the 
purpose of obtaining information with a view to establishing, 
or amending or modifying, as the case may be, such official 
grades. The grades so established and promulgated shall 
include grades identical in name and requirements with all 
grades or standards of apples as promulgated, from time to 
time, by the secretary of agriculture of the United States 
and commonly known as the United States grades. 

Section 102. Each closed package of apples packed or 
repacked within the commonwealth and intended for sale 
within or without the commonwealth, shall be marked or 
branded at the time of packing, repacking or closing with 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 194. 171 

a statement of the name and legal address of the person by packed or re- 
whose authority the apples were packed, the true name of sta^e^'andlt-" 
the variety, and the minimum size or numerical count of the tended for sale 

•ii- TCI /•! • witnin or 

apples contamed therem. It the true name oi the variety without state. 
is not known to the packer or other person by whose author- 
ity the apples are packedj the statement shall include the 
words "variety unknown". Each closed package of apples For sale in 
packed or repacked within the commonwealth and intended co'untries. 
for sale in foreign countries shall also be marked or branded 
with a statement of such official grade designation applicable 
thereto as may be established and promulgated under section 
one hundred and one. 

Section 103. Each closed package of apples packed or Certain infor- 
repacked within the commonwealth and intended for sale inark'edM*^ ^^ 
within the United States may be marked or branded with a ckTsed'^'^ack- 
statement of an official grade designation established and ages of apples 
promulgated under section one hundred and one. Closed packed wit'hin 
packages of apples not marked or branded with an official tended°for sale 
grade designation at the time of packing, repacking or clos- within United 
ing, may be so marked or branded at any subsequent time ^*^*^*' ^^'^■ 
if there is submitted by the owner of said packages to the 
commissioner of agriculture at least three days prior to the 
sale of such packages a notice in writing stating the location 
and approximate number of such packages and the official 
grade designation marked or branded thereupon. 

Section IO4. No open package of apples shall be marked ^f^appfes^nof^ 
or branded or have affixed thereto any brand, label, mark or to be marked 
stencil which purports to state or describe the grade or except? etc' 
quahty of the apples contained therein, except that any such 
package may be marked or branded with an official grade 
designation if all provisions of section one hundred and two 
are complied with. 

Section 105. For the purposes of sections one hundred to when apples 
one hundred and nine, inclusive, apples packed in closed or ciosed'^or^open 
open packages shall be deemed to be misbranded: packages shaii 

First. If any closed package is packed or repacked in the be misbrlnded. 
commonwealth and fails to bear all statements required by 
section one hundred and two, or if any open package is 
marked or branded and fails to bear all statements required 
under section one hundred and four. 

Second. If any package, whether packed or repacked 
within or without the commonwealth, is falsely branded or 
bears any statement, design or device regarding the apples 
contained therein which is false or misleading, or if any pack- 
age bears any statement, design or device indicating that 
the apples contained therein are of a specified grade estab- 
lished and promulgated under section one hundred and one, 
and said apples, when packed or repacked, do not conform 
to the requirements prescribed for such grade, or if any 
package bears any statement, design or device, other than 
an official grade designation, describing the grade or quality 
of the apples therein. 
Section 106. The commissioner of agriculture shall make Rules and 

regulations. 



172 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 194. 



Enforcement 
of §§ 100 to 
105, inclusive, 
and § 108, and 
prosecutions 
of violations 
thereof. 

Hearings, 
notice, etc. 



Penalty for 
misbranding, 
etc., apples. 



Penalty for 
obstructing 
commissioner, 
etc., in per- 
formance 
of duty. 



When a person 
who sells, etc., 
misbranded 
apples shall 
not be deemed 
to have vio- 
lated pro- 
visions of 
§§ 101 to 108, 
inclusive, etc. 



and may modify rules and regulations for enforcing sections 
one hundred to one hundred and nine, inclusive, and shall, 
either in person or by his assistant, have free access at all 
reasonable hours to each building or other place where 
apples are packed, stored, sold, or offered or exposed for sale. 
He may also, in person or by his assistant, open each box, 
barrel or other container, and upon tendering the market 
price, may take as a sample such container, with or without 
its contents, or any apples therefrom. 

Section 107. The commissioner of agriculture and his 
duly authorized assistants shall have authority to enforce 
sections one hundred to one hundred and five, inclusive, and 
one hundred and eiglit, and to prosecute all violations thereof. 
Before any prosecution is begun by the commissioner of 
agriculture or any of his duly authorized assistants the 
parties concerned shall be given an opportunity to be heard 
before the said commissioner or a person designated by him 
for such purpose. The parties concerned shall be given 
reasonable notice of the hearing, specifying the day, hour 
and place thereof and accompanied by a description of the 
alleged violation. Such iiearings shall be governed by rules 
and regulations prescribed by said commissioner. 

Section 108. Whoever, himself or by his servant or agent, 
misbrands apples within the meaning of section one hundred 
and five, or packs, repacks, sells, distributes or offers or 
exposes for sale or distribution apples which are misbranded, 
or packs, repacks, sells, distributes or offers for sale or dis- 
tribution apples in closed or open packages so packed or 
repacked that the faced or shown surface gives a false 
representation of the color, size or qualitj^ of the other apples 
in the package, or packs, repacks, sells, distributes, offers 
or exposes for sale or distribution apples otherwise in vio- 
lation of any provision of sections one hundred and one to 
one hundred and eight, inclusive, or wilfully alters, effaces 
or removes, or causes to be altered, effaced or removed, 
wholly or partly, any brands or marks put upon any pack- 
age of apples under authority of said sections, shall be 
punished for the 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 hinders 
the commissioner of agriculture or any of his assistants in the 
performance of his duties under sections one hundred and one 
to one hundred and seven, inclusive, shall be punished by a 
fine of not less than ten nor more than one hundred dollars. 

Section 109. No person who sells or distributes or offers 
or exposes for sale or distribution apples misbranded within 
the meaning of section one hundred and five, or apples in 
closed or open packages so packed or repacked that the 
faced or shown surface gives a false representation of the 
contents of the package, shall be deemed to have violated the 
provisions of sections one hundred and one to one hundred 
and eight, inclusive, relative thereto, if it appears that he 
acted in good faith solely as a distrilDutor and that he was 



Acts, 1931. —Chap. 195. 173 

not a party to the packing and grading of the apples in 
question, or if he furnishes a guaranty signed by the person 
from whom he received the apples, together with the address 
of such person, that the apples are not misbranded within 
the meaning of said section one hundred and five and that 
they are not so packed or repacked that the faced or shown 
surface gives a false I'epresentation of the contents of the 
package. In such case, the person from whom the distribu- 
tor received the apples shall be liable for the acts of the 
distributor, if he relied upon the guaranty, to the same extent 
that the distributor would have been liable under said 
sections one hundred and one to one hundred and nine, 
inclusive. Approved April I4, 1931. 



An Act correcting certain terminology in the laws (JJiq^t) 195 
relating to the care and custody of indigent and ^* 
neglected children, and repealing certain obsolete 
provisions therein. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section eleven of chapter one hundred and ^^^^id' ^ ^^' 
nineteen of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking 
out, in the second line, the words "overseers of the poor" 
and inserting in place thereof the words : — board of public 
welfare, — and by striking out, in the same line, the words 
"trustees for children" and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — institutions department, — so as to read as follows: 
— Section 11. The two preceding sections shall not apply Application of 
to the department, the board of public welfare of a town, ^^^^ ^ ^"'^ ^°- 
the institutions department of Boston, any incorporated 
charitable institution, or the officers or agents thereof. 

Section 2. Section twenty-two of said chapter one hun- g. l. 119, § 22, 
dred and nineteen is hereby amended by striking out, in amended, 
the first line, the words "overseers of the poor" and insert- 
ing in place thereof the words : — board of public welfare, — 
by striking out, in the fifth line, the words "in St. Mary's 
Infant Asylum and Lying-in Hospital or", — and by striking 
out, in the fourth line, the word "them" and inserting in 
place thereof the word: — him, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 22. The board of public welfare of a town and the Custody of 
superintendent and board of trustees of the state infirmary i^lfants*^ 
shall commit any indigent or neglected infant having no 
known settlement in the commonwealth to the custody of 
the department, which shall provide for him in a family or 
other suitable place, as it deems expedient for the interests 
of the child. 

Section 3. Section twenty-eight of said chapter one g. l. 119, § 28. 
hundred and nineteen is hereby amended bj^ striking out, in *'"^" ® 
the fifth, sixth and seventh fines, the words "make report to 
the director of the division of child guardianship or other 
designated officer of the department, and such officer", — 
and by striking out, in the twelfth line, the words " of record ", 



174 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 195. 



Duties of 
agents of de- 
partment of 
public welfare 
as to infants 
under seven. 



G. L. 119, § 38, 
amended. 



Support by 
department 
of certain 
children under 
twenty-one 
years of age. 



G. L. 119, § 41, 
amended. 



Children not 
to be trans- 
ported in 
patrol wagon. 



Penalty. 



G. L. 119, §§ 
23 to 27, in- 
clusive, and 
31 to 36, in- 
clusive, 
repealed. 



— SO as to read as follows: — Section 28. An agent of the 
department specially authorized thereto may enter without 
actual force anj'- building or room when such agent has reason 
to believe that a child under seven is sheltered or maintained 
apart from his parents and is not receiving proper care. The 
agent shall investigate the case and may, if he considers such 
removal necessary for the protection of the child from neglect 
or abuse, cause such child, if he is not under the personal care 
of a parent or guardian, to be removed to the custody of the 
department. An agent who is refused such entry or who is 
hindered in the removal of such child may make complaint, 
on oath, to a justice of a court, who may thereupon issue a 
warrant authorizing him to obtain sufficient aid and at any 
reasonable time to enter the building designated, and every 
part thereof, to investigate the treatment and condition of 
the children found there, and to remove such children as 
herein provided. 

Section 4. Section thirty-eight of said chapter one hun- 
dred and nineteen is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
fourth line, the words "overseers of the poor" and inserting 
in place thereof the words: — board of public welfare, — so 
as to read as follows : — Section 38. The department may 
provide for the maintenance of a child under the age of 
twenty-one, dependent on public charity, upon written appli- 
cation of the parent or guardian or, if there is no parent or 
guardian, of a friend, or of the board of public welfare of the 
town where such child is found. 

Section 5. Section forty-one of said chapter one hundred 
and nineteen is hereby amended bj^ striking out, in the fifth 
and sixth fines, the words "children's institutions department 
in Boston or by the overseers of the poor" and insei'ting in 
place thereof the words : — institutions commissioner in Bos- 
ton or by the board of pubfic welfare, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section J^l . No person shall convey or cause to 
be conveyed a neglected or destitute child not convicted or 
accused of any offence in a patrol wagon from its home or 
from any other place to any court or institution, but, if a 
conveyance is necessary, shall convey him in such other suit- 
able vehicle as shall be provided or designated by the institu- 
tions commissioner in Boston or by the board of public wel- 
fare in any other town. Violation of this section shall be 
punished by a fine of not less than twenty-five nor more than 
fifty dollars or by imprisonment for not more than three 
months. 

Section 6. Sections nineteen, twenty-three to twenty- 
seven, inclusive, and thirty-one to thirty-six, inclusive, of 
said chapter one hundred and nineteen, are hereby repealed. 

Approved April I4, 1931. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 196, 197. 175 

An Act authorizing the grand lodge of Massachusetts (JJiQ^y \qq 

ORDER sons of ITALY IN AMERICA TO GRANT CERTAIN ^' 

DEATH BENEFITS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts Order Grand Lodge 
Sons of Italy in America, as now or hereafter constituted and setts^Ordw''" 
estabhshed under the charter, constitution and by-laws of f^"j^^^ \^'^^y 
the Supreme Lodge Order Sons of Italy in America, a corpo- may pay cer- 
ration established under the laws of the state of New Jersey, benefits*'' 
is hereby authorized to transact business in the common- 
wealth and to pay a death benefit to families or dependents 
of deceased members as fixed b}^ its by-laws, not exceeding 
five hundred dollars. 

Section 2. The said grand lodge shall, except as other- subject to 
wise provided in this act, be subject to the provisions of ^s[oMof°' 
section forty-six, except the third paragraph thereof, of '^j^'^?^^'^^ ^^^'^ 
chapter one hundred and seventy-six of the General Laws, additional 
relative to limited fraternal benefit societies, and, in addition, pf'^isions. 
to the following provisions: — The said grand lodge shall, 
before paying or agreeing to pay a death benefit as aforesaid 
exceeding two hundred dollars, file a written notice of its 
intention to pay such a benefit with the commissioner of in- 
surance in such form and containing such information as the 
said commissioner may require and it shall, during such time 
as it pays or agrees to pay a death benefit exceeding said sum, 
file with the said commissioner annually on or before March 
first a financial statement, in such form and containing such 
information as the commissioner may require, executed on 
oath by two or more of its principal officers, directors or 
trustees, showing its financial condition as of December 
thirty-first of the preceding year. 

Approved April I4, 1931. 

An Act to provide for the funding by the city ^'^ QJiavA^l 

WALTHAM OF CERTAIN OVERPAYMENTS OF TAXES ASSESSED 
TO THE WALTHAM WATCH COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L The city of Waltham, for the purposes set fil^^^^^*'' 
forth in section two of this act, may issue from time to time issue bonds 
bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding, in the aggregate, pu"poses*set 
two hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars, which shall ^°'^^^ ^^ § 2. 
bear on their face the words, City of Waltham Tax Funding fjj^j;,°j^I'*'" 
Loan, Act of 1931. Each authorized issue shall constitute FiindingLoan. 
a separate loan, and such loans shall be payable in not more ^^^°^ ^^^^' 
than five 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, exclusive of the limitation con- 
tained in the first paragraph of section seven thereof, as 
revised by chapter three hundred and twenty-four of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight. 



176 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 198. 



To be used for 
purpose of pay- 
ing to Waltliain 
Watch Com- 
pany certain 
overpayments 
of taxes. 



Payment of 
cases pending 
in superior 
court or ap- 
pealed, etc , 
to board of 
tax appeals. 

Proviso. 



Payment of 
pending cases 
of abatement. 



Submission to 
Waltham city 
council, etc. 



Section 2. The sums raised by authority of this act shall 
be used only for the purpose of paying to the Waltham 
Watch Company, a Massachusetts corporation, so much of 
the taxes assessed upon real estate and machinery used in 
the conduct of its business in the years nineteen hundred and 
twentj'-five, nineteen hundred and twenty-six, nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-seven, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-nine and nineteen hundred and 
thirty as was based upon a valuation by the assessors of said 
cit}^ purporting to be in excess of the fair cash value thereof, 
and interest, costs and other charges thereon in accordance 
with law, and of paying the expenses lawfully incurred by 
said city in proceedings arising out of said purported over- 
assessments. In cases in which complaints are pending in 
the superior court, or in cases appealed to or transferred to 
the board of tax appeals, paj-ment ma}' be made hereunder 
only upon a judgment of the court or on an order of the 
board of tax appeals; provided, that no judgment shall be 
paid hereunder if entered by consent without the written 
agreement of counsel for said city in said cases, and the 
approval of the mayor. In cases in which an application for 
abatement is pending before the board of assessors, payment 
hereunder may be made only upon a certificate of abatement 
by said board, bearing on its face the approval of said counsel 
and of the mayor. Other payments for the purposes. herein 
specified shall be made hereunder upon the order of the 
mayor. 

Section 3. This act shall take full effect upon its accept- 
ance by the city council of the city of Waltham by a majority 
vote of the members thereof present and voting thereon; but 
for the purpose of being submitted to the city council as 
aforesaid it shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 15, 1931. 



Chap. 19S An Act to provide funds for the city of Cambridge 

WITH WHICH TO MEET CERTAIN REVENUE DEFICITS. 



City of Cam- 
bridge may 
appropriate 
certain amount 
to meet certain 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. In addition to the purposes for which ap- 
propriations are to be made of the sum of one million five 
hundred thousand dollars to be raised in the tax levy of 
revenue deficits, nineteen hundred and thirty-one, as provided for in section 
two of chapter forty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirty-one, the city of Cambridge is hereby authorized 
to appropriate from said one million five hundred thousand 
dollars such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the 
aggregate, three hundred thousand dollars, for the purpose 
of meeting revenue deficits found by the division of accounts 
of the department of corporations and taxation in a report 
dated February seventh, nineteen hundred and thirty-one. 

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

Approved April 15, 1931. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 199, 200. 177 



An Act authorizing the city of woemiN to borrow Qfiar) 199 

AN ADDITIONAL SUM OF MONEY FOR PUBLIC BUILDING 
PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of erecting a building for cityofwobum 
city hall and police station purposes, with accommodations M^^additfonai 
therein for the fourth district court of Eastern Middlesex, for^ubSlid- 
including the cost of original equipment and furnishing of ing purposes. 
such building, the city of Woburn ma}^ 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, twenty-five thousand dollars in addition to the 
amount authorized by chapter two hundred and seventy- 
six of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, and may 
issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face 
the words, Woburn Municipal Building Loan, Act of 1931. ^"I'^/i^Bui'^j 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and Tng Loan,"' 
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 hmit, but shall, except as provided herein, be 
subject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive 
of the limitation contained in the first paragraph of section 
seven thereof, as revised by chapter three hundred and 
twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
eight. 

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

Approved April 15, 1931. 



An Act relative to the erection and maintenance of Chap. 200 

ONE and two car GARAGES IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloius: 

Section two of chapter five hundred and seventy-seven of amended. ^ ^' 
the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen is hereby amended 
by adding at the end thereof the following : — In the case of 
applications for permits to erect garages for the storage or 
keeping of not more than two cars, such notice shall be 
mailed as aforesaid not less than seven daj^s prior to the 
hearing thereon and need be pubhshed but once, such publi- 
cation to be prior to said hearing, — so as to read as follows: 
— Section 2. The notice required by the preceding section Erection and 
shall include a copy of the application and an order of said "rgaragesTn 
board specifying the time and place of the public hearing, nofic°Jo^°^*°°' 
and shall be given by publication once in each week for three hearing, etc. 
successive weeks in some one newspaper regularly published 
in said city, and by mailing by prepaid registered mail a 



178 



Acts, 193L — Chaps. 201, 202. 



copy to every owner of record of each parcel of land abutting 
on the parcel of land on which the building proposed to be 
erected for, or maintained as a garage is to be, or is situated, 
and the cost of such notice and proceedings shall be borne 
by the apphcant. In the case of applications for permits to 
erect garages for the storage or keeping of not more than 
two cars, such notice shall be mailed as aforesaid not less 
than seven days prior to the hearing thereon and need be 
published but once, such publication to be prior to said 
hearing. Approved April 16, 1931. 



Chap. 201 An Act relative to the speed of motor vehicles. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



G. L. 90, § 17, 
amended. 



Speed limit of 
motor vehicles. 



Section seventeen of chapter ninety of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out, in the sixth line, the 
word "twenty" and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
thirty, — by striking out, in the eighth line, the word 
"fifteen" and inserting in place thereof the word: — twenty, 
— by striking out, in the tenth line, the words "or chauf- 
feur's", and by striking out, in the thirteenth line, the word 
"eight" and inserting in place thereof the word: — fifteen, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 1 7. No person operating 
a motor vehicle on any way shall run it at a rate of speed 
greater than is reasonable and proper, having regard to 
traffic and the use of the way and the safety of the public. 
It shall be prima facie evidence of a rate of speed greater 
than is reasonable and proper as aforesaid if a motor vehicle 
is operated on any way outside of a thickly settled or busi- 
ness district at a rate of speed exceeding thirty miles per hour 
for the distance of a quarter of a mile, or inside a thickly 
settled or business district at a rate of speed exceeding 
twenty miles per hour for the distance of one eighth of a mile, 
or in any place where the operator's view of the road traffic 
is obstructed either upon approaching an intersecting way, 
or in traversing a crossing or intersection of ways, or in 
going around a corner or a curve in a way, at a rate of speed 
exceeding fifteen miles per hour. 

Approved April 15, 1931. 



Chap. 202 An Act relative to the registration of embalmers. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



G. L. 112, § 82, 
etc., amended. 



Examination 
and registra- 
tion of em- 
Ibalmers, etc. 



Section 1. Chapter one hundred and twelve of the 
General Laws, as amended in section eighty-two by chapter 
four hundred and nineteen of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-one, is hereby further amended by strikiqg out 
said section and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 82. Applications for registration as embalmers, 
signed and sworn to by the applicant, shall be made upon 
blanks furnished by the board of registration in embalming, 
herein and in the five following sections called the board. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 203, 204. 179 

Each applicant, who shall furnish the board with satisfactory 
proof that he is twenty-one years of age or over and of good 
moral character, that he possesses the educational qualifica- 
tions required for graduation from a public grammar school, 
that he has attended an embalming school approved by the 
board which gives a course of instruction of not less than 
twelve weeks, and that he has served a term of apprentice- 
ship of not less than two years with a registered embalmer, 
during which term he has embalmed not less than fifteen 
human dead bodies, shall, upon payment of five dollars, be Fee. 
entitled to be examined, and, if found qualified by the board, 
shall be registered as an embalmer, and shall receive a 
certificate thereof signed by the chairman and secretary of 
the board. Any such applicant may be re-examined at any Re-exami- 
meeting of the board upon payment of three dollars. Every '*'**^'°"- 
registered embalmer shall annually, on such date as the board Renewal fee. 
may determine, pay to the secretary thereof two dollars for 
the renewal of his registration. In case of failure to make Reinstate- 
the payment for the renewal of registration upon the date ™®°*' 
designated by the board, reinstatement may be obtained 
upon application within ten days after said date by the 
payment of ten dollars in addition to the regular fee of two 
dollars for renewal. In case a registered embalmer fails to Notification in 
renew his registration on the -date so designated, the board, to^r^enlw^''"'^^ 
not later than two days thereafter shall so notify him. registration. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect January first, nine- Effective date. 
teen hundred and thirty-two. Approved April 15, 1931. 



An Act relative to the use by the baldwinville water (JJidj) 203 

DISTRICT OF WATER FROM A CERTAIN POND OR LAKE AND 
ITS WATERSHED IN THE TOWN OF PHILLIPSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section fourteen of chapter sixty of the acts of nineteen 1925, eo, § 14, 
hundred and twenty-five is hereby amended by inserting '^™'^" 
after the word "passage" in the seventh line the words: — , Authorization 
but so much of this act as authorizes the use of the water, Baidwinviiie 
or any portion thereof, of Philhpston pond, sometimes known olf^w?ae??ro'^^* 
as Queen lake, and the water of any streams tributary Phiiiipston 
thereto within the hmits of the town of Phiiiipston, shall be- come void? 
come void notwithstanding the acceptance hereof unless said "°'ess, etc. 
district shall divert said waters and begin to distribute the 
same to consumers in said district prior to January first, nine- 
teen hundred and thirty-four. Approved April 15, 1931. 



An Act relative to removals of certain prisoners to Chav.204: 

THE state prison COLONY BY THE COMMISSIOxVER OF COR- 
RECTION AND THE GRANTING OF PERMITS TO BE AT LIBERTY 
TO PRISONERS SO REMOVED. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to Emergency 
defeat its purpose, therefore it is hereby declared to be an p'^^^^^^. 



180 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 205, 206. 



G. L. 127, 
new section 
after § 109. 



Commissioner 
of correction 
may remove 
certain pris- 
oners to the 
state prison 
colony. 

G. L. 127, 
new section 
after § 137. 

Board of 
parole may 
grant permits 
to be at liberty 
to prisoners so 
removed. 



Transfer of 
certain pris- 
oners not 
authorized. 



emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the pubhc safety. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and twenty-seven of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after sec- 
tion one hundred and nine the following new section : — 
Section 109 A. He may remove prisoners from the Massa- 
chusetts reformatory, the state farm, and the jails and 
houses of correction to the state prison colony, and may at 
any time return them to the place of imprisonment from 
which they were removed. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and twenty-seven 
is hereby further amended by inserting after section one 
hundred and thirty-seven the following new section: — Sec- 
tion 137 A. The board of parole in its discretion may grant 
any prisoner removed to the state prison colony under section 
one hundred and nine A a permit to be at liberty upon such 
terms and conditions as it shall prescribe. 

Section 3. This act shall not authorize the transfer of a 
prisoner serving sentence for a misdemeanor committed be- 
fore its passage. Approved April 16, 1931. 



Chap. 205 An Act to protect female witnesses involved in ille- 
gitimacy proceedings and in crimes involving sex. 



G. L. 278, 
§ 16A, 
amended. 



Protection of 
witnesses 
under age of 
eighteen at 
trials for cer- 
tain crimes. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and seventy-eight of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out section sixteen A, 
inserted by chapter two hundred and fifty-one of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-three, and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 16 A. At the trial of a 
complaint or indictment for rape, incest, carnal abuse or 
other crime involving sex, where a minor under eighteen 
years of age is the person upon, with or against whom the 
crime is alleged to have been committed, or at the trial of 
a complaint or indictment for getting a woman with child 
out of wedlock, or for the non-support of an illegitimate 
child, the presiding justice shall exclude the general public 
from the court room, admitting only such persons as may 
have a direct interest in the case. 

Approved April 16, 1931. 



Chap. 20Q An Act providing for biennial municipal elections in 

the city of holyoke. 



Biennial mu- 
nicipal elec- 
tions in city 
of Holyoke 
for choice of 
certain ofKcers. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L Beginning with the year nineteen hundred 
and thirty-one, municipal elections in the city of Holyoke 
for the choice of mayor, aldermen, members of the school 
committee, city clerk and city treasurer shall be held bien- 
nially on the first Tuesday in December in each odd-numbered 
year. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 206. 181 

Section 2. At the biennial municipal election to be held ^iiy°^ ^nd 

. a Id Grill Gn Glee- 

in the year nineteen hundred and thirty-one and at every tion in 1931 
biennial municipal election thereafter, the mayor, and the trrms^oroffice! 
aldermen to be elected thereat, shall be elected for terms of 
two years from the first Monday in January following their 
election and until their successors are qualified. The aldermen Aldermen at 
at large elected in the year nineteen hundred and thirty |n''f93o 10**^^ 
shall continue to hold office until the qualification of their tinue in office 
successors who shall be elected at the biennial municipal ^^^^^' ®*°' 
election in the year nineteen hundred and thirty-three. The inauguration 
inauguration meeting of the city government shall be held meeting. 
on the first Monday of January following each biennial 
municipal election, or on the following day whenever said 
first Mondaj^ falls on a holiday. 

Section 3. At the biennial municipal election to be held ^^^/^^J®'''^ 
in the year nineteen hundred and thirty-one and at every treasurer, 
second biennial municipal election thereafter, the city clerk igf/and"^ 
and the city treasurer shall be elected for terms of four years thereaft^, 

> . . » terDis 01 

from the first Monday in January following their election office. 
and until their successors are qualified. 

Section 4. At the biennial municipal election to be held School com- 

, , . , , , , 1 J 1 ■ y 1 J mittee, election 

in the year nineteen hundred and thirty-one and at every in 1931 and 
biennial municipal election thereafter, each member of the temTofoffice. 
school committee to be elected thereat at large shall be 
elected for a term of four years, and all members of said 
committee to be elected thereat by wards shall be elected 
for terms of two years, from the first Monday in January 
following their election and until their successors are quali- 
fied. The members of said committee elected in the year Members 
nineteen hundred and twenty-nine shall continue to hold t!fconti'iml\^o 
office until the qualification of their successors who shall be '^^A'Ji""?'^® 
elected at the biennial municipal election in the yesiv nineteen 
hundred and thirty-three. 

Section 5. If a vacancy occurs in the office of mayor vacancy in 
before the last three months of the term of office, the board mayor*. 
of aldermen shall order an election to fill the same for the 
unexpired term. If a vacancy occurs in the board of alder- ^^'^'''V^^r ^'^ 
men before the last six months of the term of office, the aldermen. 
remaining members of the board of aldermen shall fill the 
same for the unexpired term. If a vacancy occurs in the vacancy in 
office of city clerk or city treasurer, the aldermen shall fill ci'erk or city 
the same until the first Monday in January following the treasurer. 
next regular municipal election, and if there would be a 
vacancy on said first Monday, it shall be filled at such regu- 
lar municipal election for the unexpired term. 

Section 6. So much of chapter four hundred and thirty- Certain incon- 
eight of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-six, and sionTrepealed. 
acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, as is 
inconsistent with this act, is hereby repealed. 

Section 7. This iact shall be submitted for acceptance Submission 
to the qualified 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 



182 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 207, 208. 



said election: — "Shall an act passed by the general court 
in the current year, entitled 'An Act providing for biennial 
municipal elections in the city of Holyoke', be accepted?" 
If a majority of the votes cast on said question are in the 
affirmative, this act shall thereupon take full effect; other- 
wise it shall be of no effect and the officers elected at said 
election shall respectively hold office for the terms now 
provided by law. Approved April 16, 1931. 



Chap. 207 An Act relating to the summoning of the parents or 

GUARDIAN OF A CHILD COMPLAINED OF AS A WAYWARD OR 
DELINQUENT CHILD, AS AFFECTED BY THEIR PLACE OF 
RESIDENCE. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fifty-five of chapter one hundred and nineteen of 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in the 
fourth line, the words "town where such child was found" 
and inserting in place thereof the word: — commonwealth, 
— so that the first paragraph will read as follows : — Sec- 
tion 55. If a child has been summoned to appear or is 
brought before such court upon a warrant, as provided in 
the preceding section, a summons shall be issued to at least 
mooned, etc. oue of its parents, if either of them is known to reside within 
the commonwealth, and, if there is no such parent, then to 
its lawful guardian, if there is one known to be so resident, 
and if not, then to the person with whom such child resides, 
if known. Said summons shall require the person served to 
appear at a time and place stated therein, and show cause 
why such child should not be adjudged a wayward child or 
delinquent child, as the case may be. If there is no such 
parent, guardian or person who can be summoned as afore- 
said, the court may appoint a suitable person to act for such 
child. Approved April 16, 1931. 



G. L. 119, § 55 
amended. 



Parents or 
guardian of a 
child com- 
plained of as 
a wayward or 
delinquent 
child to be 
sum 



C/iap. 208 An Act correcting certain terminology in the law 

RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST CHILDREN. 



G. L. 119, § 83, 
amended. 



Commitments 
in superior 
court. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eighty-three of chapter one hundred and nineteen 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in 
the third line, the word "sentenced" and inserting in place 
thereof the word: — committed, — so as to read as follows: 
— Section S3. A boy between seven and eighteen convicted 
in the superior court of an offence punishable by imprison- 
ment other than imprisonment for life may be committed 
to the Lyman school if under fifteen years of age, to the 
industrial school for boys if between fifteen and eighteen 
years of age, or to such punishment as is otherwise provided 
by law. Upon a commitment under this section, the state- 
ment and certificate required by sections seventy-seven and 
seventy-eight shall be made and transmitted as therein 
provided. Approved April 16, 1931. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 209. 183 



An Act correcting the terminology in certain provi- (J]iqt) 209 

SIGNS of law relating TO NEGLECTED CHILDREN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and nineteen of the o. l. 119, § 45, 
General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section amended, 
forty-five and inserting in place thereof the following : — 
Section i5. If such child has a settlement, and if the board Commitment 
of pviblic welfare of the place of his settlement so requests, children to 
the commitment may be to its custody. The department pXifc welfare 
may transfer its custody of any such child who has a settle- of places of 
ment to the board of public welfare of the place of settlement, 
upon the request of said board, and such transfer shall 
thereafter relieve the commonwealth from further liability 
for his maintenance. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and nineteen is g. l. 119, § 46, 
hereby further amended by striking out section forty-six amended. 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 4^. P°^'^'',®°/ 
Boards of public welfare shall have the same powers as to iic^weffare!'etc. 
children committed or transferred to their custody as are 
given to the department as to children in its custody; but 
in Boston the institutions department shall have the powers 
and duties conferred upon boards of public welfare by this 
and the preceding section. 

Section 3. Section fortj^-nine of said chapter one hun- o. l. 119, §49. 
dred and nineteen is hereby amended by striking out, in the amended, 
first and second hues, the words "Attendance officers in 
cities and overseers of the poor in towns" and inserting in 
place thereof the words : — Supervisors of attendance and 
members of boards of public welfare, — so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Sectioned. Supervisors of attendance and mem- Duties of 
bers of boards of public welfare shall, as often as they deem of attendance 
necessary, make diligent search throughout .their respective and members 
towns for children under sixteen suffering want through pubiic'^wd°fare. 
poverty, privation or the neglect of their parents or guardians 
or other persons having them in charge, or from any cause 
whatsoever. 

Section 4. Section fifty of said chapter one hundred f;„Jnf/gd' ^ ^^' 
and nineteen is hereby amended by striking out, in the sec- 
ond and third lines, the words "or overseers", — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 60. Where such children are same subject. 
found without parents or guardians, or in charge of such 
parents or guardians as such officers deem unfit to care for 
children by reason of mental incapacity, dissolute habits or 
poverty, they shall provide for the temporary care of such 
children until proceedings may be had against them, if 
necessary, under sections forty-two to forty-seven, inclusive. 

Section 5. Section fifty-one of said chapter one hundred '"■ ^ ,"?• ^ ^^' 
and nineteen is hereby amended by striking out, in the first 
and second fines, the words "and overseers", — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 51 . Reasonable expenses incurred J|',^5g"t^^®o 
by such officers in furnishing aid under the two preceding preceding 



184 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 210. 



sections shall be paid by the town wherein the persons have 
legal settlements, or, if they have none, by the common- 
wealth, after approval by the department; and written 
notice shall be sent to the place of settlement or, if such 
persons have no settlement, to the department as otherwise 
provided by law. Approved April 16, 1931. 



G. L. 218, § 53, 
etc., amended. 



C/iap.210 An Act providing for additional assistant clerks of 

THE municipal COURT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON FOR CIVIL 
BUSINESS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section fifty-three of chapter two hundred 
and eighteen of the General Laws, as most recently amended 
by section two of chapter three hundred and thirty-four of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby 
further amended by striking out, in the third line, the word 
"ten" and inserting in place thereof the word: — twelve, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 53. There shall be a clerk 
and eight assistant clerks of said court for criminal business, 
and a clerk and twelve assistant clerks of said court for civil 
business. The assistant clerks shall be appointed by the 
clerks, respectively, subject to the approval of the justices or 
a majority of them, and the clerks shall be responsible for the 
doings of their assistants, and may remove them at pleasure. 
The salaries of said assistant clerks shall be payable by the 
county. 

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

Section 2. Until the date whereon the compensation of 
the assistant clerks authorized to be appointed hereunder is 
established and payable under the provisions of sections 
forty-nine to fifty-six, inclusive, of chapter thirty-five of the 
General Laws, they shall receive from the county of Suffolk 
the same rate of compensation as is payable to the ninth and 
tenth assistant clerks for civil business in said court under the 
provisions of section seventy-five of chapter two hundred 
and eighteen of the General Laws, as most recently amended 
by section one of chapter four hundred and fifteen of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and thirty. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance during the current year by vote of the city council of 
the city of Boston, subject to the provisions of its charter, but 
not otherwise. Approved April 16, 1931. 



Municipal 
court of the 
city of Boston, 
clerks and 
assistant clerks 
for criminal 
and for civil 
business. 



Deputy assist- 
ant clerks for 
civil business. 



Rate of com- 
pensation until 
date when 
compensation 
of assistant 
clerks author- 
ized to be 
appointed 
hereunder is 
established, etc. 



Submission to 
Boston city 
council, etc. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 211, 212. 185 



An Act providing for the payment of additional items (Jhav 211 

OF EXPENSE BY DEFENDANTS IN ILLEGITIMACY PROCEED- 
INGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and seventy-three of the General p ^' f'^?' ^ ^^' 
Laws IS hereby amended by striking out section thirteen and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 13. No Adjournments 
law limiting adjournments or continuances shall apply to proceldin'^l'.''^ 
any proceedings under sections eleven to nineteen, inclusive. 
If the child has not been born at the time of the adjudication, 
the court shall continue the case from time to time until the 
child is born. At any time after adjudication, after inquiring Court order 
into the respective means of the defendant and the mother, o'f'^confinement 
the court having jurisdiction of the case may make an order expenses, etc. 
for the pa3T:nent to the mother or to a probation officer of a 
sum of money determined by the court for the expenses of 
the pregnancy and of the confinement of the mother, whether 
the child is born dead or alive. If the child has died, or 
subsequently if the child dies, the court may make an order 
for the payment of its funeral expenses, whether or not other 
relief is sought. For failure to comply with any such order Commitment 
the court may order the defendant committed to jail, as for a faii^ur'e to^ 
contempt of court, for a term not exceeding two months, comply. 
unless he shall sooner comply therewith. 

Approved April 16, 1931. 



An Act relative to the consent of parents and guard- Chap. 212 

lANS to the marriage OF CERTAIN MINORS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and seven of the General Laws, as g.l. 207, § 25, 

. ji 11- j_- !_ i/^1 J- etc., amended. 

most recently amended m section twenty-nve by section one 
of chapter three hundred and five of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three, is hereby further amended by 
striking out said section twenty-five and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — Section 25. The probate court for Marriage 9f 
the county where, or a district court within the judicial dis- how^aut'hori'zed, 
trict of which, a minor under the age specified in the preced- parents, °e^tc. 
ing section resides may, after hearing, make an order allow- 
ing the marriage of such minor, if the parents or surviving 
parent of such minor, or, if only one such parent resides in 
the commonwealth, that parent, or, if neither such parent is 
alive and a resident thereof, or if the parent or parents quali- 
fied as aforesaid to consent are disqualified as hereinafter 
provided, a legal guardian with custody of the person of such 
minor has consented to such order. If a parent has deserted 
his family, or if found to be insane and incapable of consent, 
or if found unfit under the provisions of section five of chap- 
ter two hundred and one to have custody of such minor, it 
shall not be necessary to obtain his consent to such order. 



186 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 213. 



If a parent whose consent would be required if living in the 
commonwealth lives outside thereof and the address of such 
parent is known, such notice of the proceedings shall be given 
him as the probate or district court may order. Said court 
may also after hearing make such order in the case of a person 
whose age is alleged to exceed that specified in the preceding 
section, but who is unable to produce an official record of 
birth, whereby the reasonable doubt of the clerk or registrar, 
as exercised under section thirty-five, may be removed. 
Upon receipt of a certified copy of such order by the clerk or 
registrar of the town where such minor resides, he shall 
receive the notice required by law and issue a certificate as 
in other cases. Approved April 16, 1931. 



G. L. Ill, 
amended. 



Licensing 6i 

maternity 

hospitals. 



Chaj).2\^ An Act changing the designation of lying-in hospitals 
TO maternity hospitals and relative to the pur- 
poses FOR which such HOSPITALS ARE REQUIRED TO BE 
LICENSED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section seventy-one of chapter one hundred 
and eleven of the General Laws is hereby amended by strik- 
ing out, in the third line, the word "lying-in" and inserting 
in place thereof the word : — maternity, — and by striking 
out, in the fifth line, the words "in labor" and inserting in 
place thereof the words : — during pregnancy, delivery, or 
while recovering from delivery, — so as to read as follows : 

— Section 71 . The department of public welfare may issue 
a license, subject to revocation by it, to any person whom it 
deems suitable and responsible to establish or keep for two 
years a maternity hospital, hospital ward or other place for 
the reception, care and treatment of women during preg- 
nancy, delivery, or while recovering from delivery, if the local 
board of health shall first certify to said department that, 
from its inspection and examination of such hospital, hos- 
pital ward or other place aforesaid, the same is suitable 
therefor. 

Section 2. Section seventy-three of said chapter one 
hundred and eleven is hereby amended by striking out, in 
the second line, the word "lying-in" and inserting in place 
thereof the word : — maternity, — so as to read as follows : 

— Section 73. Whoever establishes or keeps or is concerned 
in establishing or keeping a maternity hospital, hospital ward 
or other place for the purpose mentioned in section seventy- 
one or is engaged in any such business without such license, 
shall for a first offence be punished by a fine of not more 
than five hundred dollars, and for a subsequent offence by 
imprisonment for not more than two years. 

Section 3. Section seven of said chapter one hundred 
and eleven is hereby amended by striking out, in the ninth 
line, the word "lying-in" and inserting in place thereof the 
word : — maternity, — so as to read as follows : — Section 7. 
If smallpox or any other contagious or infectious disease 



G. L. Ill, 
amended. 



No person to 
keep a mater- 
nity hospital 
without a 
license. 



G. L. Ill, § 7, 
amended. 



Investigation 
of contagious 
or infectious 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 214, 215. 187 

declared by the department to be dangerous to the pubhc 
health exists or is likely to exist in any place within the com- 
monwealth, the department shall make an investigation 
thereof and of the means of preventing the spread of the dis- 
ease, and shall consult thereon with the local authorities. 
It shall have co-ordinate powers as a board of health, in 
ever}" town, with the board of health thereof. It may re- Notice. 
quire the officers in charge of any city or state institution, 
charitable institution, public or private hospital, dispensary 
or maternity hospital, or any board of health, or the phy- 
sicians in any town to give notice of cases of any disease de- 
clared by the said department to be dangerous to the public 
health. Such notice shall be given in such manner as the 
department may deem advisable. If any such officer, board 
or physician refuses or neglects to give such notice, he or they 
shall forfeit not less than fifty nor more than two hundred 
dollars. Approved April 16, 1931 . 

An Act rendering certain feeble-minded persons in- Qhar) 214 

CAPABLE OF CONTRACTING MARRIAGE. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and seven of the General Laws is o. l. 207, § 5. 
hereby amended by striking out section five and inserting amended. 
in place thereof the following : — Section 5. An insane per- insane persons 
son, an idiot, or a feeble-minded person under commitment feebl^mhided 
to an institution for the feeble-minded, to the custody or persons in- 
supervision of the department of mental diseases, or to an mMrying. 
institution for mental defectives, shall be incapable of con- 
tracting marriage. The validity of a marriage shall not be 
questioned by reason of the insanity, idiocy or of the feeble- . 
mindedness aforesaid of either party in the trial of a col- 
lateral issue, but shall be raised only in a process instituted 
in the lifetime of both parties to test such validity. 

Approved April 16, 1931. 



An Act requiring mental and physical examinations of QJid^j 215 

CHILDREN BEFORE BEING COMMITTED AS DELINQUENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and nineteen of the General Laws g. l, 119, 
is hereby amended by inserting after section fifty-eight the afterTss"" 
following new section: — Section 58 A. Prior to the commit- Mental and 
ment, by way of final disposition to any public institution or '^^^^^'^?-^ ^^~ 
to the department, of a child adjudged to be a delinquent of children 
child, the court shall cause such child to receive thorough committed^ 
physical and mental examinations, under rules and regulations '^^ delinquents. 
prescribed by the commissioner of mental diseases. The Reports of 
court shall cause copies of the reports showing the results of '"'^s"'*^- 
such examinations and of the investigation made by the pro- 
bation officer to be forwarded to the superintendent of the 
institution to which such child is committed or to the de- 
partment, as the case may be, with the warrant of commit- 
ment. Approved April 16, 1931, 



188 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 216, 217, 218. 



G. L. 119, § 67, 
etc., amended. 



Chap. 21Q An Act further to reduce jail detention care of 

CERTAIN JUVENILE OFFENDERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section sixty-seven of chapter one hundred and nineteen of 
the General Laws, as amended by chapter two hundred and 
twent3^-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
seven, is hereby further amended by inserting after the 
word "to" in the second Hne of the second paragraph the 
words : — the department with its consent or to, — so that 
said paragraph will read as follows : — A child fourteen years 
of age or over so held, if unable to furnish bail shall be so 
committed to the department with its consent or to a proba- 
tion 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 
committed to jail. Approved April 16, 1931. 



Commitment 
of children 
held for ex- 
amination 
or trial. 

May be com- 
mitted to 
jail in cer- 
tain cases. 



Chap. 217 An Act insuring privacy of hearings in juvenile court 

SESSIONS. 



G. L. 119, § 65, 
amended. 

Privacy of 
hearings in 
juvenile court 
sessions. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and nineteen of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out section sixty-five and in- 
serting in place thereof the following : — Section 65. Courts 
shall designate suitable times for the hearing of cases of 
children under seventeen years of age, which shall be called 
the juvenile session, for which a separate docket and record 
shall be kept. Said session shall be separate from that for 
the trial of criminal cases, shall not, except as otherwise 
expressly provided, be held in conjunction with other busi- 
ness of the court, and shall be held in rooms not used for 
criminal trials; and in places where no separate juvenile 
court room is provided, hearings, so far as possible, shall be 
held in chambers. No minor shall be allowed to be present 
at any such hearing unless his presence is necessary, either as 
a party or as a witness; and the court shall exclude the gen- 
eral public from the room, admitting only such persons as 
may have a direct interest in the case. 

Approved April 16, 1931. 



C hap. 21S An Act regulating appeals to the supreme judicial 

COURT FROM DECISIONS OF THE BOARD OF TAX APPEALS. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



G. L. 58A, 

§ 13, amended. 



Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would pre- 
vent its application to pending cases, therefore it is hereby 
declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immedi- 
ate preservation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter fifty-eight A of the General Laws, 
inserted by section one of chapter four hundred and sLxteen 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, is hereby amended 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 218. 189 

by striking out section thirteen and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 13. The board shall make Board of tax 
findings of fact and a decision in each case before it, and ^fke'^port 
report thereon, in writing, except that the findings of fact "fctat'd^^^^ 
and report thereon may be omitted in case of a decision decision. 
dismissing any proceeding upon motion of the appellant. 
Such report may, in the discretion of the board, contain an 
opinion in writing, in addition to the findings of fact and 
decision. All reports, findings and opinions of the board ^° '^^b^^®'^ 
and all evidence received by the board, including a transcript inspection. 
of the stenographic record of the proceedings, shall be open 
to the inspection of the public; except that the originals of 
books, documents, records, models, diagrams and other 
exhibits introduced in evidence before the board may be 
withdrawn from the custody of the board in such manner 
and upon such terms as the board may in its discretion pre- 
scribe. The decision of the board shall be final as to findings Decision 



final as to 



of fact. From any decision of the board upon an appeal findings 
from a decision or determination of the commissioner, or of offset. 
a board of assessors, except decisions of the board under Appeal as to 
sections twentj^-five and twenty-six of chapter sixty-five, maybltiker 
an appeal as to matters of law may be taken to the supreme ^"licfaTwurt 
judicial court by either party to the proceedings before the 
board. A claim of appeal shall be filed with the clerk of the claim of 
board within twenty days after the date of the decision of gfe'd within^ 
the board; and within twenty days thereafter, or within certain 
such further time as the board may allow, the appealing "°^' 
party shall enter the appeal in said court, in the county 
where either party lives or has his usual place of business, 
or in Suffolk county, and shall file with the clerk of said 
court a copy of the record before the board, shall serve by 
registered mail upon the adverse party a copy of the claim 
of appeal and a notice that he has entered said appeal and 
shall file an affidavit of such service with said clerk. The what record 
record in such an appeal shall include copies of the follow- sh^iunciude. 
ing : — the tax returns and lists, if any, filed by the tax- 
payer, so far as material to the controversy, the original 
assessment or other original determination in issue, so far 
as material, the request for abatement or other petition 
filed with the commissioner or with the board of assessors 
and the decision or determination thereon, the petition upon 
appeal to the board, the answer to the petition and other 
pleadings, if any, filed with .the board, the report and find- 
ings of the board including any opinions filed, all requests 
for rulings of law and findings of fact and the disposition of 
each by the board, the claim of appeal to the supreme judi- 
cial court and such portion of the stenographic transcript of 
the evidence before the board as may be necessary for the 
consideration of any question of law raised before the board, 
which it is alleged that the board has erroneously decided. 
Each claim of appeal shall set out separately and particu- Each error 
larly each error of law asserted to have been made by the sIt'out*^°epa- 
board, with precise references to the portions and particu- rateiy, etc. 



190 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 218. 



Hearing and 
determination 
by full court. 

Record to 
be printed. 



Expense to be 
paid by ap- 
pealing party. 



Court 
order, etc. 



Abatement 
of tax, etc. 



Appeal to 
supreme 
judicial 
court to be 
exclusive 
method of 
reviewing 
action of 
board, 
except, etc. 

Dismissal 
of appeal. 



Applicable to 
pending cases. 

Taxpayers not 
to be deprived 
of a previously 
vested right 
to relief. 



lars of the proceedings before the board in which it is alleged 
that error of law occurred. Upon the entry of the appeal 
it shall be heard and determined by the full court. Within 
ten days from the entry of the appeal in the supreme judi- 
cial court the appealing party shall give the clerk of said 
court an order in writing to print the record filed with him 
and the affidavit of service for transmission to the full court, 
and, thereupon, in the manner provided in the second para- 
graph of section one hundred and thirt5^-five of chapter two 
hundred and thirty-one for carrying questions of law to the 
full court, the expense shall be estimated, notified to and 
paid by the appealing party, said record shall be printed 
and, together with any original papers, transmitted to the 
full court, and said appeal shall be entered on the docket of 
the full court. The court shall not consider any issue of 
law which does not appear to have been raised in the pro- 
ceedings before the board. The court upon determination 
of the appeal may make such order as such determination 
may require including an order for costs. Upon the entry 
of such order, with or without an order for costs, a copy 
thereof shall be transmitted by the clerk of said court to 
the clerk of said board. If the order grants an abatement of a 
tax assessed by the commissioner or by the board of assessors 
of a town and the tax has been paid, the amount abated 
with interest at the rate of six per cent per annum from the 
time when the tax was paid, and, if costs are ordered against 
the commissioner or against a board of assessors, the amount 
thereof, shall be paid to the taxpayer by the state treasurer 
or by the town treasurer, as the case may be, and, if unpaid 
in the latter case, execution therefor may issue against the 
town as in actions at law. If costs are ordered against a 
taxpayer execution shall issue therefor. The appeal to the 
supreme judicial court under this section shall be the exclu- 
sive method of reviewing any action of the board, except 
action under sections twenty-five and twenty-six of chapter 
sixty-five. For want of prosecution of an appeal in accord- 
ance with the provisions of this section the board, or, if the 
appeal has been entered in the supreme judicial court a 
justice of that court, may dismiss the appeal.. Upon dis- 
missal of an appeal the decision of the board shall thereupon 
have full force and effect. 

Section 2. This act shall apply to all pending cases 
before the board of tax appeals. It shall not however be 
construed to deprive any taxpayer of a previously vested 
right to relief but shall be deemed only to alter the remedy 
for excessive or illegal taxation heretofore existing. 

Approved April 17, 1931. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 219. 191 



An Act relative to the preparation and transmission QJi^j) 219 

TO THE FULL COURT OF THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT OF 
NECESSARY PAPERS IN APPELLATE CIVIL PROCEEDINGS AND 
THE ENTRY OF SUCH PROCEEDINGS IN SAID COURT. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend pp'^ambfe'^^ 
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: 

The second paragraph of section one hundred and thirty- g.l. 231 §135, 
five of chapter two hundred and thirtj^-one of the General ete.,lm°end'ed. 
Laws, as amended by section one of chapter two hundred 
and sixtj^-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
nine, is hereby further amended by striking out, in the 
ninth, tenth and eleventh lines, the words "appeal or allow- 
ance of the bill of exceptions or the determination by the 
court in which the questions arose of the form of the trans- 
mitting order" and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
case becomes ripe for final preparation and printing of the 
record for the full court, — by striking out, in the sixteenth 
and seventeenth lines, the words "the necessary transcripts 
of stenographic notes and of", — by inserting after the 
word "estimate" in the twenty-second line the words: — 
and such further amount bej^ond such estimate as the clerk 
or other official may find to be then due for such prepara- 
tion, • — by inserting after the word "shall" in the twent}'-- 
seventh line the words : — pay to the clerk or other official 
any balance then due therefor and shall, — and by adding 
at the end thereof the following two new sentences : — The 
court in which the case is pending, or any justice or judge 
thereof, may, for cause shown after hearing, extend the time 
for doing any of the acts required by this paragraph. The 
entry of the case shall not, except as otherwise provided by 
law, transfer the case, but only the question to be deter- 
mined, - — so as to read as follows: — In order to carry any when order in 
question of law from the supreme judicial court when held prepTritiM 
by a single justice or from any other court to the full court g^ntoTuiT'^' 
of the supreme judicial court upon appeal, exception, reser- court of 
vation, report or otherwise as authorized by law, the party ^udfclaUourt 
having the obligation to cause the necessary papers herein- pl^persTnZ 
before specified to be prepared shall give to the clerk, re- copies in ap- 
corder, register or other appropriate official of the court in proc^ee^dtngs, 
which the case is pending, within ten days after the case t^derk.^r"^^" 
becomes ripe for final preparation and printing of the record corder, etc., 
for the full court, an order in writing for the preparation of which case 
such papers and copies of papers for transmission to the full ^^ pending. 
court of the supreme judicial court. As soon as may be Estimate 
after receiving such written order, the clerk or other official ° ^^p®"^^- 
shall make an estimate of the expense of the preparation 
and transmission of the necessary papers and copies of papers 
aforesaid and shall give such party notice in writing of the 



192 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 220. 



Payment. 



Entry 
of case. 



Extension of 
time for 
cause shown. 



Entry of case 
not to trans- 
fer case, etc. 



amount of such estimate. Such party, within twenty days 
after the date of such notice from the clerk or other official, 
shall pay to him the amount of such estimate and such further 
amount beyond such estimate as the clerk or other official 
may find to be then due for such preparation. The clerk or 
other official then without delay shall prepare the papers 
and copies of papers aforesaid for transmission and when 
they are ready shall give notice in writing of such fact to the 
party ordering them, who, within five days after the date of 
such notice, shall pay to the clerk or other official any bal- 
ance then due therefor and shall enter the case in the supreme 
judicial court for the commonwealth, or for the proper 
county. The court in which the case is pending, or any 
justice or judge thereof, may, for cause shown after hearing, 
extend the time for doing any of the acts required by this 
paragraph. The entry of the case shall not, except as other- 
wise provided by law, transfer the case, but only the question 
to be determined. Approved April 17, 1931. 



Part of 
boundary 
line between 
towns of 
Bridgewater 
and East 
Bridgewater 
changed and 
established. 



Chap. 22^ An Act changing and establishing a part of the bound- 
ary LINE between THE TOWNS OP BRIDGEWATER AND 
EAST BRIDGEWATER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The following described hne shall hereafter 
be a part of the boundary line between the towns of Bridge- 
water and East Bridgewater: — Beginning at a point which 
is located in the boundary line between the towns of Bridge- 
water and Hahfax, a distance of about eighteen feet south- 
erly from the existing corner bound of the towns of Bridge- 
water, East Bridgewater and Hahfax, thence extending along 
the southerly and westerly side line of a new location of 
Plymouth street as most recently laid out by the county 
commissioners of Plymouth county a distance of about three 
thousand feet to a point in the existing southerly line of said 
Plymouth street; thence along the present boundary line in 
the southerly and westerly side line of Plymouth street to a 
point on the westerly side line of said street near the inter- 
section of Washington street with said Plymouth street; 
thence along the westerly side line of a new location of 
Plymouth street as most recently laid out by said county 
commissioners to a point in the existing westerly side line of 
said Plymouth street near Pond street; thence along the 
present boundary line in the southerly side lines of said 
Plymouth and Pond streets to the bound monument located 
on the southerly side of Pond street. 

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

Approved April 21, 1931. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 221, 222. 193 



An Act enabling the city of Gloucester to contract Cfiav.221 

WITH the boston AND MAINE RAILROAD RELATIVE TO THE 
WATER SUPPLY OF SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The city of Gloucester is hereby authorized city of 
and empowered to enter into a contract with the Boston may contract 
and Maine Railroad for the purpose of flowing a portion of and^f^ne" 
the right-of-way of said Boston and Maine Railroad and ^^""^^^^^^^^ 
making certain changes and alterations in said right-of-way facilitate 
considered necessary in order to facilitate the extension and etc!"of°water 
improvement of the water supply system of said city, such supply system. 
contract to be upon such terms and conditions as may be 
agreed upon by said city and said railroad and subject to the 
provisions of this act. 

Section 2. Said contract shall be signed on behalf of ^^om^si'gn^ed. 
the city of Gloucester by its board of water commissioners 
and its mayor, authorized by its municipal council, and on 
behalf of the Boston and Maine Railroad by its president 
or a vice president, authorized by its board of directors, and Specifications. 
shall specify the manner and limits within which said changes 
and alterations shall be made, by which party the work 
shall be done, the general method of construction, how the 
total cost of the work shall be paid, how the future expenses 
of maintenance and repairs shall be borne, and shall provide fuIi indeni- 
full indemnity for the railroad against all loss or damage roadl°gainst 
caused by the construction, maintenance and use of said loss or dam- 
water supply system, including loss or damage resulting from 
flood or freshet. 

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

Approved April 21, 1931. 

An Act providing for an additional associate medical Chav. 222 

EXAMINER IN AND FOR DISTRICT TWO IN BARNSTABLE 
COUNTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter thirty-eight of the o. l.38, § i. 
General Laws, as amended by chapter twelve of the acts of ^^'^ • ^'"s"'^^'^- 
nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby further amended 
by inserting after the word "districts" in the ninth line, as 
printed in the General Laws, the following: — , except in 
district two in Barnstable county in and for which one 
examiner and two associate examiners shall be so appointed, 
— so that the second paragraph will read as follows: — Appointment 
Two examiners and two associate examiners in Suffolk °f medical 

, . . . . examiners and 

county, and one exammer and one associate examiner m associate ex- 
Nantucket county and in each of the following districts, ^he'sevM^i 
except in district two in Barnstable county in and for which counties. 
one examiner and two associate examiners shall be so ap- fajo^i^'te''' 

pointed : examiner in 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. ?r"ict uvo'^ln 

Approved April 21, 1931. ^^^'^tl''^^^ 



194 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 223, 224, 225. 



Chap. 223 An Act authorizing the county of Plymouth to lease 

TO THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH CERTAIN COUNTY PROPERTY 
FOR USE AS A POLICE STATION AND VALIDATING CERTAIN 
ACTION TAKEN RELATIVE TO SUCH PROPERTY. 



Plymouth 
county may 
lease to town 
of Plymouth 
certain county 
property for 
use as a police 
station. 

Certain action 
taken relative 
to property 
validated and 
confirmed. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the county of 
Plymouth, acting in the name and on behalf of the said 
county, may lease to the town of Plymouth, for a period of 
twenty years, a portion of the old jail building in the rear of 
the court house in said town, for use as a police station. 

Section 2. All action taken by said county commis- 
sioners and by said town and its officials during the year 
nineteen hundred and thirty and the current year prior to 
the passage of this act, relative to the remodeling of said 
building with a view to said use, is hereby validated and 
confirmed. 

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

Approved April 21, 1931. 



Chap. 224: An Act authorizing the town of rockport to use cer- 
tain PARK LAND FOR WATER SUPPLY PURPOSES. 



Town of 
Rockport 
may use cer- 
tain park land 
for water sup- 
ply purposes. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Rockport is hereby authorized 
to use so much of Land Mark Field, so called, located at the 
top of Pigeon Hill in said town and held by it for public 
park purposes, as may be necessary for the construction and 
maintenance thereon of a water storage standpipe and such 
water mains, connections and appliances as may be needed 
for the full utilization of said standpipe. 

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

Approved April 21, 1931. 



Chap. 22b An Act relative to the borrowing capacity of the 
city of boston within the statutory limit of in- 
debtedness. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and sixty-seven of the 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen is hereby 
amended in section five by striking out all after the word 
"repealed" in the fourth line so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: — Section 5. Chapter four hundred 
and fifty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and seven, 
and section four of chapter three hundred and thirty-one of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen are hereby 
repealed. 

Section 2. The commissioners of sinking funds of the 
city of Boston, together with the treasurer and auditor of 
said city, are hereby authorized to certify to the city council 
their estimate of any additional amount, beyond the amount 



1916 (S), 267, 
§ 5, amended. 



1907, 450, and 
1914, 331, § 4, 
repealed. 



Borrowing 
capacity of 
city of Boston 
within statu- 
tory limit of 
indebtedness. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 226. 195 

already certified as herein provided, which said city will be 
able to borrow during the year nineteen hundred and thirty- 
one within the debt limit estabhshed by section ten of chap- 
ter forty-four of the General Laws which governs the estab- 
lishment of such limit in said city; and said city is hereby 
authorized to borrow such additional amount, or any por- 
tion thereof, at any time or times during said year. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 21, 1931. 



Chap.226 



An Act eliminating certain ambiguities in the law 
defining the offences of desertion, non-support and 
abandonment of wives and minor children. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and seventy-three of the General g. l. 273, § 1. 

T J ,1 T ^ • ±- 1 J- etc., amended. 

Laws, as most recently amended m section one by section 
one of chapter two hundred and fifty-eight of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, is hereby further amended 
by striking out said section one of said chapter two hundred 
and seventy-three and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: — Section 1. Any husband or father who without just Penalty for 

1 i 1 • T • i_'i 1 1 xi 1- • -J. desertion, non- 

cause deserts his wiie or minor child, whether by going into support and 
another town in the commonwealth or into another state, of'w"ive8™nd* 
and leaves them or any or either of them without making minor children. 
reasonable provision for their support, and any husband or 
father who unreasonably neglects or refuses to provide for 
the support and maintenance of his wife or minor child, 
and any husband or father who abandons or leaves his wife 
or minor child in danger of becoming a burden upon the 
public, and any mother who deserts or wilfully neglects or 
refuses to provide for the support and maintenance of her 
child under the age of sixteen, and any parent whose minor 
child by reason of the neglect, cruelty, drunkenness, habits 
of crime or other vice of such parent is growing up without 
education, or without salutary control, or without proper 
physical care, or in circumstances exposing such child to 
lead an idle and dissolute life, shall be punished by a fine of 
not more than two hundred dollars or by imprisonment for 
not more than one year, or both. No civil proceeding in civii proceed- 
any court shall be held to be a bar to a prosecution hereunder prosecutio^n^'"^ 
for desertion or non-support. In a prosecution hereunder for desertion or 
for desertion or non-support against a husband, a decree or "°"'*"pp°'''^- 

1 j_ e ij^ J. • !•• i-ij^i Prima facie 

judgment of a probate court m a proceeding m which the evidence of 
husband appeared or was personally served with process, tJfllveipart 
establishing the right of the wife to live apart, or her freedom from hus- 
to convey and deal with her property, or the right to the ^"^ ' ^ °' 
custody of the children, shall be admissible and shall be 
prima facie evidence of such right. 

Approved April 21, 1931. " 



196 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 227, 228. 



Chap. 227 An Act authorizing the town of foxborough to take 

OVER THE PROPERTIES AND ASSUME THE OBLIGATIONS OF 
THE FOXBOROUGH WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Foxborough is hereby authorized 
to take over all the properties, rights, powers and privileges 
of The Foxborough Water Supply District, as established by 
chapter one hundred and ninety-six of the acts of eighteen 
hundred and seventy-nine, as amended, and to assume all 
the duties and obhgations of said district, and shall thereby 
become in all respects the lawful successor to said district. 

Section 2. The provisions of this act shall not affect any 
act done, ratified or confirmed by the said district or any of 
its officers prior to the effective date of this act, nor any 
right accrued or established, nor any action, suit or pro- 
ceeding commenced or had in a civil case, nor shall it impair 
the validity of any of the notes, bonds or other obligations of 
the said district outstanding on said date. 

Section 3. The commissioners of the water district shall 
continue to have charge of the water district until such time 
as their successors are appointed in accordance with general 
law. All receipts of the departments of the district taken 
over by the town shall be paid to the town treasurer, and all 
disbursements on account of said departments shall be made 
by the treasurer in the same manner as bills of other de- 
partments of the town. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by a majority vote of the voters of The Foxborough 
Water Supply District present and voting at a meeting called 
for the purpose, and by a majority vote of the voters of the 
town of Foxborough present and voting at any town meeting 
held prior to December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and 
thirty-two; but, for the purpose of such acceptance only, 
it shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 21, 1931. 



Town of 
Foxborough 
may take over 
properties and 
assume obliga- 
tions of The 
Foxborough 
Water Sup- 
ply District. 



Certain acts, 
suits or pro- 
ceedings, etc., 
not affected. 



Commissinnere 
of water dis- 
trict to con- 
tinue to have 
charge un- 
til, etc. 

Receipts to be 
paid to town 
treasurer, etc. 



Submission to 
voters of The 
Foxborough 
Water Supply 
District and 
to voters of 
town of 
Foxborough. 



Chap. 22S An Act giving preference, in purchases for certain 

STATE departments AND INSTITUTIONS, TO SUPPLIES 
AND MATERIALS MANUFACTURED AND SOLD WITHIN THE 
COMMONWEALTH . 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-two of chapter seven of the General Laws, 
as appearing in section one of chapter three hundred and 
sixty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three 
and as amended by chapter four hundred and forty-six of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after clause (16) the following 
additional clause: — 

(17) A preference in the purchase of supplies and materials, 
other considerations being equal, in favor of supplies and 
materials manufactured and sold within the commonwealth. 

Approved April 21, 1931. 



G. L. 7, § 22, 
etc., amended. 



In purchases 
for certain 
state depart- 
ments and 
institutions, 
preference to 
be given to 
supplies and 
materials 
manufactured 
and sold 
within state. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 229, 230. 197 



An Act authorizing the transfer of certain land in QJiar) 229 

THE DORCHESTER DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON FROM 
THE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT TO THE PARK DEPARTMENT OF 
SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The school committee of the city of Boston The school 
is hereby authorized to transfer to the board of park com- th™dt"of°^ 
missioners of said city, control and charge of a certain parcel ^an's°fer'ce^ 
of land or such portion thereof as is determined by the school tain land in 
committee and park commissioners in the vicinity of Dunbar distSn of sai^'^ 
avenue in the Dorchester district of said city, originally ac- bo^rdV/'^ark 
quired by said city of Boston, for school and other purposes commissioners. 
in connection with the Dorchester high school for boys; and 
said board of park commissioners shall assume control of the 
said land for the purpose of developing and maintaining a 
public park and recreation center in accordance with the 
terms of chapter fortj^-five of the General Laws. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Submission to 
by the city of Boston by vote of the city council subject to and to Boston 
the provisions of its charter and to vote of the school com- ^Ittei""""" 
mittee of the cit}^ of Boston. Approved April SI, 1931. 



An Act relative to the transmission of the birth C/iai>. 230 
record of a child born out of wedlock. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter forty-six of the General Laws, as amended in g. l. 46, § 12, 
section twelve by chapter one hundred and thirty-two of the ^ "" ^^^^ ^ 
acts of the current year, is hei'eby further amended by strik- 
ing out said section twelve and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 12. Except as hereinafter provided, ^°PJ.fg°Jf ^.g^. 
each town clerk shall forthwith make a certified copy of the tain births, 
record of each birth and death recorded during the previous rnd^deltL. 
month, if the parents of the child born or the deceased were 
residents of any other town in the commonwealth or in any 
other state at the time of said birth or death, and transmit 
it to the clerk of the town where such parents or deceased 
person were so resident, stating the name of the street and 
number of the house, if any, where such parents or deceased 
person so resided; and the clerk of a town in the common- Transmission 
wealth receiving such certified copy, or certified copies of secretary. 
births, marriages or deaths, from the clerk of a town without 
the commonwealth, shall record the same and ti'ansmit to 
the state secretary a certified copy of the record thereof. Birth record 
No birth record of a child born out of wedlock shall so be Cut of wedlwk 
transmitted to any other city or town. n°t to be 

i 1 1 .T ^j ^^^-, transmitted. 

Approved April 21, 1931. 



198 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 231, 



Charlemont 
Fire District 
established. 



Chap. 231 An Act to establish the charlemont fire district and 

TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLYING THE SAME WITH WATER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The inhabitants of the town of Charlemont, 
liable to taxation in said town and residing within the ter- 
ritory enclosed by the following boundary lines, to wit: — 
Beginning at a point on the Deerfield river at the southeasterly 
corner of William L. Warner's land ; thence northerly to the 
northwest corner of land of Homer Sherman; thence easterly 
on said Sherman's land to his northeast corner; thence 
easterly in a straight line to the southwest corner of land of 
the Deerfield Valley Agricultural Society; thence easterly 
along the southern boundary of said society's land to its 
southeast corner; thence easterly to the northwest corner of 
land of Olive Adella Cooley; thence southerly by land of 
said Coole}^ across the Mohawk Trail in a straight line to the 
Deerfield river; and thence westerly on said river to the 
place of beginning, — shall constitute a fire district, and are 
hereby made a body corporate, by the name of the Charle- 
mont Fire District, hereinafter called the district, for the 
purpose of supplying themselves with water for the extin- 
guishment of fires and for domestic and other purposes, with 
power to establish fountains and hydrants and to relocate and 
discontinue the same, for assessing and raising taxes as pro- 
vided herein for payment for such services, and for defray- 
ing 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 otherwise provided herein. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, said district, act- 
ing by and through its board of water commissioners herein- 
after provided for, may purchase and hold the water, or any 
portion thereof, of any well, pond, brook or stream within 
the limits of the town of Charlemont and the water rights 
connected therewith; and for said purposes may take, 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 for collecting, storing, holding, 
purifying and preserving the purity of the water and convey- 
ing the same to any part of said district; provided, that no 
source of water supply or lands necessary for preserving the 
quality of the water shall be so acquired or used without first 
obtaining the advice and approval of the state department 
of public health, and that the location of all dams, reservoirs 
and wells to be used as sources of water supply under this act 
shall be subject to the approval of said department. Said 
district may construct on the lands acquired and held under 
this act proper dams, reservoirs, standpipes, tanks, 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 complete and 



May purchase 
and hold 
water of any 
well, pond, 
etc., within 
limits of town 
of Charlemont, 
and may take 
necessary 
lands, rights 
of way, etc. 



Proviso. 



May construct 
dams, stand- 
pipes, etc., 
make exca- 
vations, etc. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 231. 199 

effective water works; and for that purpose may construct May construct 
wells and reservoirs and establish pumping works, and may aqueducts', ^^ 
construct, lay and maintain aqueducts, conduits, pipes and ^o"'^"'*^' etc. 
other works under or over any land, water courses, railroads, 
railways and public or other ways, and along such ways, in 
said town, in such manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct 
the same; and for the purposes of constructing, laying, main- 
taining, operating and repairing such conduits, pipes and other 
works, and for all proper purposes of this act, said district ^^y ^'g up 

d» 1 11 1111*1 Slim ©inocirili 

ig up or raise and embank any such lands, highways or i.inds, high- 
other ways in such manner as to cause the least hindrance to '^*^®' ^^°- 
public travel on such wa3^s; provided, that all things done Proviso. 
upon any such way shall be subject to the direction of the 
selectmen of the town of Gharlemont. Said district shall not Requirements 
enter upon, construct or lay any conduit, pipe or other works u^JonVaU- 
within the location of any railroad corporation except at ^""■'^ locations. 
such time and in such manner as it may agree upon with 
such corporation, or in case of failure so to agree, as may be 
approved by the department of public utilities. 

Section 3. Any person sustaining damages in his prop- Property 
erty by any taking under this act or any other thing done ^eco'vlry,' etc. 
under authority thereof may recover such damages from said 
district under said chapter seventy-nine. 

Section 4. For the purpose of paying the necessary ex- District may 
penses and liabilities incurred under the provisions of this fssue "^ ™oney, 
act, other than expenses of maintenance and operation, the bonds, etc. 
said district may borrow from time to time such sums as 
may be necessary, not exceeding in the aggregate thirty thou- 
sand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which 
shall bear on their face the words, Gharlemont Fire District chariemont 
Loan, Act of 1931. Each authorized issue shall constitute a Eoan°\ct"'*' 
separate loan, and such loans shall be payable in not more °f i^si. 
than thirty years from their dates. Indebtedness incurred 
under this act shall be subject to chapter forty-four of the 
General Laws. 

Section 5. The said district shall, at the time of author- Payment of 
izing the said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof ^°^"' ^*''- 
in accordance with section four of this act; 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 the water works and interest as it ac- 
crues 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 Chariemont annually there- 
after until the debt incurred by said loan or loans is extin- 
guished. 

Section 6. Any land taken or acquired under this act L-^nd acquired 
shall be managed, improved and controlled by the board of aged! etc.'! 
water commissioners hereinafter provided for, in such manner of ^^ °tYr'' 
as they shall deem for the best interest of the district. All commissioners. 
authority vested in said board by this section shall be subject 
to the provisions of section nine. 



200 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 231, 



Assessment 
and collection 
of taxes. 



Meeting, 
how called. 



District clerk 
and a district 
treasurer, elec- 
tion, terms. 



Board of water 
commissioners, 
election, 
powers, etc. 



Vacancy, 
bow filled. 



Section 7. Whenever a tax is duly voted by said district 
for the purposes of this act, the clerk shall send a certified 
copy of the vote to the assessors of the town of Charlemont, 
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 pro\'ided 
for the collection of town taxes, and shall deposit the pro- 
ceeds with the district treasurer for the use and benefit of 
the district. The district may collect interest on overdue 
taxes in the same maimer in which interest is authorized to 
be collected on town taxes. 

Section 8. A meeting of the voters of the territor}- 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 Charlemont, or 
from a justice of the peace, directed to one of the petitioners, 
requu'ing him to give notice of the meeting by posting copies 
of the warrant in two or more pubUc places in the district 
seven da^'s at least before the time of the meeting. One of 
the petitioners shall preside at the meeting until a clerk is 
chosen and sworn, and the clerk shall preside until a moderator 
is chosen. After the choice of a moderator, the question of 
the acceptance of this act shall be submitted to the voters, 
and if it shall be accepted by a majority of the voters present 
and voting thereon it shall take full effect, and the meeting 
maj' then proceed to act upon the other articles contained in 
the warrant. 

Section 9. Said district shall, at the same meeting at 
which this act is accepted and after such acceptance, elect 
by ballot a district clerk and a district treasurer, who may 
be the same person, to hold office until the expiration of one 
year from the next succeeding armual meeting, and at each 
annual meeting 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 the expiration 
of three years, one until the expiration of two years, and one 
until the expiration of one year, from the next succeeding 
annual meeting, to constitute a board of water commissioners. 
At each armual meeting after the first, one such commissioner 
shall be elected by ballot for three years. All officers of 
the district shall hold office until their successors are elected 
and quahfied. All the authority granted to said district 
by this act, except sections four and five 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 
said board from any cause may be filled for the remainder 
of the unexpired term bj' the district at any legal meeting 
called for the purpose. Xo monej' shaU be drawn from the 
district treasury- except upon the written order of a majority 
of the said board. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 231. 201 

Section 10. Said commissioners shall fix just and equi- '^^gf^f'""®" 
table prices and rates for the use of water, and shall prescribe rates, etc." 
the time and manner of pa\Tnent. The income of the water income, 
works shall be appropriated to defray all operating expenses, ^""^ '^^■ 
interest charges and pa>Tiients on the principal as they ac- 
crue upon any bonds or notes issued under authority of this 
act. If there should be a net surplus remaining after pro- Xet surplus, 
viding for the aforesaid charges, it maj' be appropriated for 
such new construction as said commissioners may recom- 
mend, and in case a surplus should remain after paATuent for 
such new construction the water rates shall be reduced pro- 
portionateh'. Said commissioners shall annually, and as Annual, etc., 
often as said district may require, render a report upon the ""^p""- 
condition of the works under their charge, and an account 
of their doings, including an account of receipts and expendi- 
tures. 

Section 11. Said district may adopt by-laws prescribing Adoption of 
by whom and how meetings may be called, notified and con- ^ulng of 
ducted and upon the appHcation of ten or more legal voters meetings, etc. 
of said district, meetings ma}' also be called by warrant from 
a justice of the peace as pro\'ided in section eight; said dis- 
trict may establish rules and regulations for the management 
of its water works not inconsistent with this act or with law 
and may also choose such other officers, not provided for in 
this act, as it may deem proper or necessary. Said district 
shall have all the rights and privileges conferred by law upon 
water districts and fire districts, so far as applicable. 

Section 12. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- ^^n^*--^ ^"^ 
lutes or diverts anj^ water obtained or supplied under this water, etc. 
act, or wilfully or wantonly injures any reservoir, standpipe, 
aqueduct, pipe or other property, owned or used b}' said dis- 
trict for the purposes of this act, shall forfeit and pay to the 
district three times the amount of damages assessed there- 
for, to be recovered in an action of tort; and upon convic- 
tion of any of the above wilful or wanton acts shall be pun- 
ished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars or by 
imprisomnent for not more than sLx months. 

Section 13. Said district with the ad\ice and approval ^Jut^'p^y^ 
of the department of pubhc health may sell at public or ©r private 
private sale or may exchange any real property* or any ease- ^pi^ai of 
ments, whether taken b}- eminent domain or otherwise, no ofpu'bik^"'^ 
longer needed for works under its charge, or may from time health, any 
to time lease any property not then so needed, and may at et?.. n'^Tongei- 
its discretion by lease, license or other agreement permit the ^^^^' etc 
construction and maintenance on any land under its control 
of towers, poles, wires and other structures for the purpose of 
transmitting electric power over lands and water of said 
district held for water supph' purposes under this act ; pro- Pro\-isos. 
vided, that in the opinion of the said department such lease, 
license or agreement will not affect or interfere with the water 
supply; and provided, further, that said district may revoke 
said lease, license or agreement for cause to be determined 
by it with the approval of said department. 



202 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 232. 



Submission 
to voters of 
district, etc. 



Section 14. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
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 ex- 
ceed three; and for the purpose of being submitted to the 
voters as aforesaid, this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 21, 1931. 



Chap. 2S2 ^^ ^CT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF RAYNHAM TO SUPPLY 
ITSELF AND ITS INHABITANTS WITH W^ATER. 



Town of 
Raynham 
may supply 
itself and its 
inhabitants 
with water. 



May contract 
to purchase 
water from 
city of Taun- 
ton, from the 
South Easton 
and Easton- 
dale fire and 
water district 
in town of 
Easton and 
from towns of 
West Bridge- 
water, Bridge- 
water and 
Middle- 
borough, etc. 



May acquire 
certain 
waters, etc. 



May acquire 
certain 
lands, etc. 



Proviso. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Raynham may supply itself and 
its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of fires 
and for domestic and other purposes; may establish foun- 
tains and hydrants, relocate or discontinue the same, and 
may regulate the use of such water and fix and collect rates 
to be paid for the use of the same. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, the said town, 
acting by and through its board of water commissioners 
hereinafter provided for, may contract to purchase water 
from the city of Taunton, from the South Easton and Easton- 
dale fire and water district in the town of Easton and from 
the towns of West Bridgewater, Bridgewater and Middle- 
borough, or any of them, for such periods of time, in such 
manner, on such terms and conditions and in such amounts 
as said town of Raynham may from time to time by vote 
determine, and for the purpose aforesaid the said cown of 
Raynham, by its board of water commissioners hereinafter 
provided for, may from time to time make a contract or con- 
tracts for a termx or terms not to exceed fifteen years from the 
date thereof and said city, said district and said other towns, 
or any of them, may sell to the town of Raynham as afore- 
said. The said town of Raynham, for the purposes afore- 
said, may lease, or take by eminent domain under chapter 
seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire by purchase 
or otherwise, and hold, the waters, or any portion thereof, of 
any pond, brook, spring or stream or of any ground water 
sources by means of driven or other wells or filter galleries, 
within the limits of said town, and the water rights and water 
sources connected therewith; and also may take by eminent 
domain under said chapter seventy-nine, or acquire by pur- 
chase or otherwise, and hold, all lands, rights of way and 
easements necessary for collecting and storing such water 
and protecting and preserving the purity thereof and for 
conveying the same to any part of said town of Raynham; 
provided, that no source of water supply and no lands 
necessary for protecting and preserving the purity of the 
water shall be taken without first obtaining the advice and 
approval of the department of public health, and that the 
location of all dams, reservoirs, wells or filter galleries, fil- 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 232. 203 

tration plants or other works to be used as sources of water 

supply under this act shall be subject to the approval of said 

department. Said town may construct and may erect on May erect 

the lands taken or held under the provisions of this act proper structures, etc. 

dams, reservoirs, pumping and filtration plants, buildings, 

standpipes, fixtures and other structures, and may make 

excavations, procure and operate machinery and provide 

such other means and appliances and do such other things 

as may be necessary for the establishment and maintenance 

of complete and effective water works; and for that purpose May construct 

may construct wells and reservoirs, establish pumping works, dults, etc.*^""' 

and lay down and maintain conduits, pipes and other works, 

under or over any lands, water courses, railroads, railways 

or public or private ways, and along any such way in said 

town in such manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct the 

same; and for the purpose of constructing, laying, main- May dig up 

taining, operating and repairing such conduits, pipes and il^n1is,"high^ 

other works, and for all other proper purposes of this act, ways, etc. 

said town may dig up or raise and embank any such lands, 

highways or other ways in such manner as to cause the least 

hindrance to public travel thereon. Said town shall not Restrictions 

enter upon, construct or lay any conduits, pipes or other upon railroad 

works within the location of any railroad corporation except locations. 

at such time and in such manner as it may agree upon with 

such corporation or, in case of failure so to agree, as may 

be approved by the department of public utilities. 

Section 3. The land, water rights and other property Land acquired 
taken or acquired under this act, and all works, buildings etc.,\'y'boS-d ' 
and other structures erected or constructed thereunder, shall "f.^^.^J^f^^i 
be managed, improved and controlled by the board of water 
commissioners hereinafter provided for, in such manner as 
they shall deem for the best interest of the town. 

Section 4. Any person or corporation injured in his or Property 
its property by any action of said town or board under this recovery, etc. 
act may recover damages from said town under said chapter 
seventy-nine; provided, that the right to damages for the Proviso. 
taking of any water, water source or water right, or any in- 
jury thereto, shall not vest until the water is actually with- 
drawn or diverted by said town under authority of this 
act. 

Section 5. The town of Raynham may furnish and sell b°7jfg[^f^ ®®" 
by meter water to the commonwealth, acting through its water to 
appropriate department, for the use of any institution. ^^^*'^' ^^°' 

Section 6. The commonwealth, acting through its ap- state m.ay 
propriate department, may purchase water from said town water'from 
of Raynham for the use of any state institution and may lay t"^"' etc. 
all necessary pipes and mains. 

Section 7. Said town may, for the purpose of paying Town may 
the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred or to be in- bonds, etc. 
curred under the provisions of this act, other than expenses 
of maintenance and operation, issue from time to time bonds 
or notes to an amount, not exceeding, in the aggregate, one 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars, which shall bear on their 



commissioners. 



204 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 232. 



Town of 
Raynhani 
Water Loan, 
Act of 1931. 



Payment of 
loan, etc. 



Penalty for 
polluting 
water, etc. 



Board of water 
commissioners, 
election, 
terms, etc. 



Authority, etc. 



Quorum. 

Vacancy. 



face the words, Town of Raynham Water Loan, Act of 1931. 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and 
such loans shall be pa3^able in not more than thirty 3^ears 
from their dates. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall 
be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as pro- 
vided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws. 

Section 8. Said town shall, at the time of authorizing 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of section seven; and when a 
vote to that effect has been passed, a sum which, with the 
income derived from the water rates, will be sufficient to pay 
the annual expense of operating the water works or the 
purchasing of water and the maintenance of its pipe lines, 
as the case may be, and the interest as it accrues on the bonds 
or notes issued as aforesaid, and to make such payments on 
the principal as may be required under the provisions of this 
act, shall without further vote be assessed by the assessors of 
the town annually thereafter in the same manner as other 
taxes, until the debt incurred by the said loan or loans is 
extinguished. 

Section 9. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- 
lutes or diverts any of the waters taken or held under this 
act, or injures any structure, work or other property owned," 
held or used by said town under the authority and for the 
purposes of this act, shall forfeit and pay to said town three 
times the amount of damages assessed therefor, to be re- 
covered in an action of tort; and upon conviction of any one 
of the above wilful or wanton acts shall be punished by a fine 
of not more than three hundred dollars or by imprisonment 
for not more than one year. 

Section 10. The said town shall, after its acceptance of 
this act, at the same meeting at which the act is accepted or 
at a meeting thereafter called for the purpose, elect by ballot 
three persons to hold office, one until the expiration of three 
years, one until the expiration of two years, and one until 
the expiration of one year, from the next succeeding annual 
town meeting, to constitute a board of water commissioners; 
and at the annual town meeting held on the day on which 
the shortest of such terms expires, and at each annual town 
meeting thereafter, one such commissioner shall be elected 
by ballot for the term of three years. All the authority 
granted to the town by this act, except sections seven and 
eight, and except as otherwise specifically provided, shall be 
vested in said board of water commissioners, who shall be 
subject, however, to such instructions, rules and regulations 
as said town may impose by its vote. A majority of said 
commissioners shall constitute a quorum for the transaction 
of business. Any vacancy occurring in said board from any 
cause may be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term 
by said town at any annual town meeting called for the pur- 
pose. Any such vacancy may be filled temporarily in the 
manner provided by section eleven of chapter forty-one of the 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 233. 205 

General Laws, and the person so appointed shall perform 
the duties of the office until the next annual meeting of said 
town or until another person is qualified. 

Sect'ion 11. Said commissioners shall fix just and equi- fo°frx wrtM"*"" 
table prices and rates for the use of water, and shall prescribe rates, etc. 
the time and manner of payment. The income of the water income, 
works shall be appropriated to defray all operating expenses, 
interest charges and payments on the principal as they ac- 
crue upon any bonds or notes issued under authority of this 
act. If there should be a net surplus remaining after pro- Net surplus., 
viding for the aforesaid charges it shall be appropriated for 
such new construction as the water commissioners, with the 
approval of the town, may determine upon, and in case a 
surplus should remain after payment for such new construc- 
tion the water rates shall be reduced proportionately. All 
authority vested in said commissioners by the foregoing pro- 
visions of this section and by section three shall be subject to 
the provisions of section ten. Said commissioners shall an- Annual, 
nually, and as often as the town may require, render a report ^^°' '"'^p"''*- 
upon the condition of the works under their charge and an 
account of their doings, including an account of receipts and 
expenditures. • 

Section 12. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance submission to 
by a majority of the voters of the town of Raynham present ^'°*^*''^' ^*''- 
and voting thereon at a town meeting called for the purpose 
within three years after its passage; provided that section Proviso, 
six thereof shall in no event take effect until the expiration of 
ninety days after said passage. The number of meetings so 
called in any year shall not exceed three; and, for the pur- 
pose only of being submitted to the voters of said town as 
aforesaid, this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 21, 1931. 



C/iap.233 



An Act authorizing the city of Cambridge to pay 
sum of money to the widow of allen macpherson. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of discharging a moral City of Cam- 
obligation, the city of Cambridge may pay to Margaret pay rsum^of 
MacPherson of Cambridge a sum not exceeding five thousand ^'iXw of'AUen 
dollars, on account of the death of her husband, Allen Mac- MacPherson. 
Pherson, who died in consequence of injuries received while 
aiding a police officer of said city in the discharge of his duty 
by the order of said officer. Said sum shall be paid in monthly 
payments, not exceeding five hundred dollars for the first 
payment and not exceeding seventy-five dollars for each 
succeeding payment, and if said Margaret MacPherson dies 
prior to full payment hereunder, such amounts as would 
have been payable to her hereunder had she lived shall be 
paid monthly in equal shares to such children of said Allen 
MacPherson and said Margaret MacPherson as then survive. 



206 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 234, 235. 



Submission 
to city coun- 
cil, etc. 



Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
during the current year by vote of the city council of said city, 
subject to the provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved April 21, 1931. 



Chap. 234: An Act relative to the fees of fence viewers. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



G. L. 49, § 20, 
amended. 



Fees of fence 
viewers. 



Section twenty of chapter forty-nine of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by striking out, in the first line, the word 
"two" and inserting in place thereof the word: — five, — 
and by inserting after the word "employed" in the second 
line the words : — , but his fee for services in any one case 
shall not be less than one dollar, — so as to read as follows : 
— Section 20. Each fence viewer shall be paid at the rate of 
five dollars a day for the time during which he is employed, 
but his fee for services in any one case shall not be less than 
one dollar. Such payment shall be made by all or by such 
of the parties in dispute, and in such proportions, as shall be 
determined by a certificate in writing under the hands of the 
fence viewers acting in each case. If any person required 
to pay the whole or any portion of said fees neglects to pay 
the fence viewers within thirty days after the certificate has 
been delivered, they may recover in tort double the amount 
of the fees due from such delinquent person. 

Approved April 21, 1931. 



Chav.235 An Act relative to emergency water supply. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



G. L. 40, § 40, 
etc., amended. 



Emergency 
water supply. 



Approval by 
department of 
public health. 



Chapter forty of the General Laws, as amended in section 
forty by chapter three hundred and eighteen of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby further amended 
by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section Jfi. The metropolitan district com- 
mission in cities or towns using the metropolitan water sup- 
ply, the city council in other cities, the selectmen or water 
commissioners in other towns, water commissioners of water 
supply and fire and water districts, officers having control of 
county institutions having water works, and water companies 
supplying any communities in the commonwealth may, in 
cases of emergency, take by eminent domain under chapter 
seventy-nine the right to draw water from any stream, pond 
or reservoir or from ground sources of supply by means of 
driven, artesian or other wells not already appropriated to 
uses of a municipal or other public water supply, or may 
purchase water from any city, town or water company, or 
county institution having water works, for a period of not 
more than six months in any year in quantities necessary to 
relieve the emergency; but no such taking or purchase shall 
be made until after the department of public health has ap- 
proved the water as a proper source of water supply and 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 236. 207 

unless and until, in the case of towns and water supply and Authorization 

„ T ■ , , • • by vote, etc. 

fare and water districts, the selectmen or water commissioners 

have first been authorized so to take or purchase by a vote 

of the voters at a town meeting or a district meeting, as the 

case may be, or, in the case of water companies, said com- Orders to 

panics have first been so ordered in writing by said depart- ^omp^anies. 

ment. They may also take by eminent domain under said Taking of 

chapter seventy-nine the right to use any land for the time certain rights. 

necessary to use such water; provided, that, in the case of Proviso. 

such a taking by a water company, said department shall first 

prescribe the limits within which such rights shall be taken. 

The vote of a city council or of the voters of a town or of a Evidence of 

water supply or water and fire district or the action of emergency! 

county officers as aforesaid or of the metropolitan district 

commission or the written order of said department of public 

health to a water company to make or authorize such taking 

or purchase as aforesaid shall be conclusive evidence of the 

existence of the emergency. Any city, town or water com- saie of water 

pany or the officers having control of any county institution tan"dfs'trfcV' 

having water works may, for a period of not more than six commission, 

1 . , , , , . ... to any city, 

months m any year, sell to the metropolitan district com- town, etc. 
mission, to any city, town, water supply or fire and water dis- 
trict or water company or to any county institution having 
water works such quantities of water as may be available at 
the time and the approval of said department of public Evidence that 
health shall be conclusive evidence that such quantities are Tbie^Vtc^^^'^" 
safely available for sale. In such emergencies the said par- installation 
ties interested may agree to install for the purpose temporary °\ ^l"^l^^^'^^ 
pipes and other works in any city or town; provided, that pj.^^'^^^ 
the installation or repair of such pipes or other works in or 
along any highway shall be done with the least possible hin- 
drance to public travel, and shall be subject to the direction 
and approval of the officers or departments having charge of 
the maintenance of said highways. 

Approved April 21, 1931. 



An Act providing for continuing and accelerating (7/iap.236 

THE development OF THE STATE PRISON COLONY, AND 
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUE OF NOTES THEREFOR. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would defeat pr'^^^bi"*;^ 
its purpose, therefore it is declared to be an emergency 
law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public 
convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The commissioner of correction is hereby commissioner 
authorized and directed to proceed with the further de- pTOc°eeTw°th *° 
velopment of the state prison colony by the construction of further devei- 
buildings, purchase of land, grading, and other necessary state prison 
expenditures, to a total expenditure not exceeding one mil- '="'"">'• **"=• 
lion five hundred thousand dollars, the same to be expended E.xpenditure. 
in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 



208 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 237. 



State treasurer 
to borrow 
money, issue 
notes, etc. 



Notes, when 
payable. 



No payment 
to be made, 
etc., until 
approval of 
plans, etc. 



purpose from ordinary revenue, and subject to the provisions 
of law regulating the disbursement of public funds and the 
approval thereof. 

Section 2. For the purposes of this act, the state 
treasurer, upon the request of the commissioner of correction, 
shall borrow on the credit of the commonwealth such sums, 
not exceeding, in the aggregate, one million five hundred 
thousand dollars, as may from time to time be required, 
and may issue notes of the commonwealth, carrying such 
rates of interest as the state treasurer may fix, with the ap- 
proval of the governor and council. Such notes shall be 
payable not earlier than one year after the effective date of 
this act nor later than November thirtieth, nineteen hundred 
and thirty-six, and their maturities shall be so arranged 
that the payments of principal on account of such notes in 
each of the five fiscal years ending November thirtieth, 
nineteen hundred and thirty-six will be equal, as nearly as 
may be. Such notes shall be signed by the state treasurer, 
approved by the governor and countersigned by the comp- 
troller. All sums necessary to meet payments of principal 
and interest on account of said notes shall be paid from the 
general fund or ordinary revenue of the commonwealth. 

Section 3. No payment shall be made or obligation 
incurred under authority of this act for construction of public 
buildings or other improvements until plans and specifications 
have been approved by the governor, unless otherwise pro- 
vided by such rules and regulations as the governor may 
make. 

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

Approved April 23, 1931. 



G. L. 207, 5 20, 
amended. 



Notice of 
intention of 
marriage to 
be in writing 
under oath. 



Chap. 2S7 An Act relative to the notice of intention of marriage. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and seven of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out section twenty and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following: — Section 20. The clerk 
or registrar shall require written notice of intention of mar- 
riage, on blanks furnished by him, containing such informa- 
tion as is required by law and also a statement of absence of 
any legal impediment to the marriage, to be given him under 
oath, by both of the parties to such intended marriage if 
both dwell in his town, or, if the parties dwell in different 
towns within the state, or if one dwells outside the state, 
by the party dwelling in his town, or, if both dwell outside 
the state, by both such parties; provided, that if a regis- 
tered physician makes affidavit to the satisfaction of the 
clerk or registrar that a party so required is unable, by reason 
of illness, to appear, such notice may be given on behalf of 
such party, by his or her parent or legal guardian, or, in 
case there is no parent or legal guardian competent to act, 
by the physician certifying to the illness, or by the other 



Proviso. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 238, 239. 209 

party irrespective of such other party's residence. The oath 
to such notice shall be to the truth of all the statements con- 
tained therein whereof the party subscribing the same could 
have knowledge, and may be given before the clerk or regis- 
trar or before a regularly employed clerk in his office desig- 
nated by him in writing and made a matter of record in the 
office. No fee shall be charged for administering such oath. ^*^^fnif°er- 
In towns having an assistant clerk or registrar, he may ad- ingoath. 
minister the oath. Approved April 24, 1931. 

An Act changing the date of the biennial municipal Qhav 238 

ELECTION in THE CITY OF CHELBEA. ^ 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter three hundred and seventy-five o^ '^gnd^^ ^ '' 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight is hereby 
amended by striking out section one and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — Section 1 . Municipal elections in Biennial 
the city of Chelsea shall take place biennially on the Tuesday ^^tiSM**^ 
following the second Monday in November beginning with ^j^^^*^^' °' 
the year nineteen hundred and thirty-three. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted for acceptance Submission 
to the registered voters of the city of Chelsea at its 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 changing 
the Date of the Biennial Municipal Election in the City of 
Chelsea', 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 April S4, 1931. 

An Act to eliminate duplication in the law relative QfiQr) 239 

TO NON-SUPPORT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fifty-three of chapter two hundred and seventy- o. l. 272, § 53. 
two of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, ^™^°ded. 
in the eighth and ninth lines, the words "or for the support 
of their families", — and by striking out, in the fifteenth to 
eighteenth fines, inclusive, the words "or workhouse in the 
town where the offender is convicted, or in the workhouse, 
if any, in the town where the offender has a legal settlement, 
if such town is in the county where the conviction was ob- 
tained", — so as to read as follows: — Section 63. Rogues Rogues, vaga- 
and vagabonds, persons who use any juggfing or unlawful ^°°'^*'«*<=- 
games or plays, common pipers and fiddlers, stubborn chil- 
dren, runaways, common drunkards, common nightwalkers, 
both male and female, persons who with offensive or dis- 
orderly act or language accost or annoy in public places 



210 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 240. 



Penalty. 



persons of the opposite sex, pilferers, lewd, wanton and 
lascivious persons in speech or behavior, common railers 
and brawlers, persons who neglect their calling or employ- 
ment or who misspend what they earn and do not provide 
for themselves, and all other idle and disorderly persons 
including therein those persons who neglect all lawful busi- 
ness and habitually misspend their time by frequenting 
houses of ill fame, gaming houses or tippling shops, may be 
punished by imprisonment in the Massachusetts reformatory 
or at the state farm in the case of a male offender, or in the 
reformatory for women or at the state farm in the case of a 
female offender, or, for not more than six months, in the 
house of correction, or by a fine not exceeding two hundred 
dollars, either with or without a condition that, if it is not 
paid within a time specified, the person convicted shall be 
punished by imprisonment under this section; and such 
conditional sentence shall be executed according to section 
ten of chapter two hundred and seventy-nine. 

Approved April 24, 1931. 



Chap. 24:0 An Act authorizing the manufacture and distribution 
OF certain gases on the lord's day. 



G. L. 136, § 6, 
etc., amended. 



Certain busi- 
ness not pro- 
hibited on 
Lord's day. 



Same 
subject. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and thirty-six of the General Laws, 
as most recently amended in section six by chapter one 
hundred and seventy-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirty, is hereby further amended by striking out said 
section and inserting in place thereof the following : — Sec- 
tion 6. The preceding section shall not prohibit the manu- 
facture and distribution of steam, gas or electricity for illu- 
minating purposes, heat or motive power; the distribution 
of water for fire or domestic purposes; the use of the 
telegraph or the telephone; the manufacture and distribu- 
tion of oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, acetylene and carbon 
dioxide; the retail sale of drugs and medicines, or articles 
ordered by the prescription of a physician, or mechanical 
appliances used by physicians or surgeons. 

Nor shall it prohibit 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 news- 
papers every day in the week ; the retail sale of bread, before 
ten o'clock in the forenoon and between the hours of four 
o'clock and half past six o'clock in the afternoon by licensed 
innholders and by licensed common victuallers authorized 
to keep open their places of business on the Lord's day and 
by persons licensed under the following section to keep open 
their places of business as aforesaid; the retail sale of ice 
cream, soda water and confectionery by licensed innholders 
and druggists, and b}'^ such licensed common victuallers as 
are not also licensed to sell certain non-intoxicating bever- 
ages, as defined in section one of chapter one hundred and 
thirty-eight, and who are authorized to keep open their 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 240. 211 

places of business on the Lord's day; the sale of ice cream, 
soda water, confectionery or fruit by persons licensed under 
the following section or the keeping open of their places of 
business for the sale thereof. 

Nor shall it prohibit work lawfully done by persons work- f^^l^.^ 
ing 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 in- 
toxicating 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 con- 
nection with the operation of motor vehicles, motor boats 
and aircraft; 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 steam- 
boats, if authorized under section nineteen. 

Nor shall it prohibit the preparation, printing and pub- Same 
lication of newspapers, or the sale and delivery thereof; the ®^^J®<^*- 
wholesale or retail sale and delivery of milk, or the trans- 
portation 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; whenever Rosh 
Hashonah, or the Day of Atonement, begins on the Lord's . 
day, the retail sale and delivery of fish, fruit and vegetables 
before twelve o'clock noon of that day; the selling of kosher 
meat by any person who, according to his religious belief, 
observes Saturdaj^ 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. 

Nor shall it prohibit the performing of secular business and f^^jlct 
labor on the Lord's day by any person who conscientiously 
believes that the seventh day of the week ought to be ob- 
served as the Sabbath and actually refrains from secular 
business and labor on that day, if he disturbs no other per- 
son thereby; the carrying on of the business of bootblack 
before eleven o'clock in the forenoon, unless prohibited in a 
city or town by ordinance or by-law; the digging of clams; 
the icing and dressing of fish; the cultivation of land, and 
the raising, harvesting, conserving and transporting of agri- 
cultural 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; such unpaid 
work in or about private gardens or private grounds, ad- 
jacent to a dwelHng house, as shall not cause unreasonable 
noise, having regard to the locality where such work is 
performed. 



212 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 241. 



Same 
subject. 



Nor shall it prohibit 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 April 24, 1931. 



ChaV 241 ^^ ^^'^ AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF PEABODY TO ESTABLISH 
AND MAINTAIN A PUBLIC HOSPITAL. 



City of 
Peabody may 
establish 
and maintain 
a public 
hospital. 

City may 
borrow 
money, issue 
bonds, etc. 



Josiah B. 
Thomas 
Hospital 
Loan, 1931. 



Present board 
of trustees of 
Josiah B. 
Thomas hos- 
pital to con- 
tinue in 
office, etc. 

Vacancies, etc. 



G.L. 41, § 45, 
not applicable 
to funds left 
to Josiah B. 
Thomas 
hospital, etc. 



City treasurer 
to be custodian 
of funds, etc. 



Bond. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Peabody may establish and 
maintain a public hospital. 

Section 2. For the purpose aforesaid and to erect and 
equip new buildings and renovate, repair and equip present 
buildings of the Josiah B. Thomas hospital in said city, es- 
tablished by the inhabitants of the town of Peabody from 
funds bequeathed to them under the will of the late Josiah 
B. Thomas, the city may borrow from time to time, within a 
period of three years from the passage of this act, such sums 
of money as may be necessary, not exceeding in the aggre- 
gate one hundred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 
notes therefor, which shall bear upon their face the words 
Josiah B. Thomas Hospital Loan, 1931. Each authorized 
issue shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be 
paid in not more than fifteen years from their dates. Indebt- 
edness incurred under this act shall be inside the statutory 
limit and shall, except as herein provided, be subject to the 
provisions of chapter fortj^-four of the General Laws. 

Section 3. The present board of trustees of said hos- 
pital shall continue in office for the terms for which they 
have been elected and shall have the entire management and 
control of the said hospital and of the staff, personnel and em- 
ployees thereof. As vacancies occur in said board, trustees 
to fill the same shall be elected to serve for terms of five years, 
or, in case of unfinished terms, for the remainder of such 
terms, by the five members of the city council elected at large, 
or by their successors in any other form of city government 
hereafter to be adopted, and by the remaining trustees, 
sitting in joint convention. 

Section 4. Section forty-five of chapter forty-one of the 
General Laws shall not apply to funds heretofore left, by 
bequests or otherwise, to the Josiah B. Thomas hospital, nor 
to funds hereafter left to the said hospital, or the trustees 
thereof, or to the city of Peabody when left expressly for 
hospital purposes, but the city treasurer shall be the cus- 
todian of all such funds unless the terms of the gift or be- 
quest otherwise provide, and shall invest and reinvest them, 
and expend moneys there^-om as directed by the board of 
trustees of the hospital. The city treasurer shall furnish a 
bond satisfactory to said trustees for the faithful perform- 
ance of his duties. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 242. 213 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance submission 
by vote of the city council of the city of Peabody. For the councu, etc. 
purpose of such acceptance only, it shall take effect upon its 
passage. Approved April S4, 1931. 



Chap.242 



An Act authorizing certain domestic mutual insurance 

COMPANIES to create A GUARANTY FUND FROM THEIR 
net cash assets, in LIEU OF ESTABLISHING A GUARANTY 
CAPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and seventy-five of g.l. 175, 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after sec- afte/rsofi! 
tion ninety B, inserted by section seven of chapter two 
hundred and sixty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five, the following new section: — Section 90C. Certain domes- 
Any mutual company empowered by subdivision (e) of insurance 
section fifty-four to transact the kinds of business set forth companies 

1C11 !• • c 1-11 niay create 

m the fourth clause of section forty-seven, which has not a guaranty 
established a guaranty capital under section ninety B as theiV n^t" 
required by said subdivision (e) and which has net cash fn^i-g^^of '■ 
assets, computed on the basis fixed by sections ten to twelve, establishing 
inclusive, of not less than two million dollars may, in lieu capitaL^*^ 
of establishing a guaranty capital as aforesaid, if previously 
authorized by a vote of its policy holders at any meeting 
and with the written approval of the commissioner, segregate 
a portion of its net cash assets to an amount of not less th^n 
two hundred thousand nor more than five hundred thousand 
dollars and constitute said amount a guaranty fund. 

Any such fund shall be maintained so long as the company How fund 
transacts business under said clause fourth, shall be invested fnyeit'ed. 
as provided by this chapter for the investment of the capital 
stock of domestic stock companies, and shall not be reduced Not to be 
or dissolved except with the wi'itten approval of the com- dissolved, 
missioner. except, etc. 

The said fund shall be applied solely to the payment of To be applied 
claims under policies or contracts issued or executed under payinentof 
said clause fourth, but only in case the company has ex- ^aims, etc. 
hausted its assets, exclusive of uncollected premiums. 

No company with such a guaranty fund which ceases to No division 
transact business shall divide among its policy holders any h^idefs ofany 
of its assets or guaranty fund, until it shall have performed assets or 
or cancelled all obligations under its policies and contracts, until, etc. 

Any company whose guaranty fund aforesaid is less than increase of 
five hundred thousand dollars may, subject to the provisions fund!"^^ 
of this section, from time to time increase it to an amount 
not exceeding said sum; provided, that no such increase shall proviso. 
be made unless the net cash assets of the company, com- 
puted as aforesaid, inclusive of the amount of such fund, 
amount to at least two milUon dollars at the time the increase 
is made. 

Section 2. Section one of said chapter one hundred and ^Jc.^amended. 
seventy-five, as amended by section one of chapter one 



214 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 242. 



Definition, 
" Net assets". 



G. L. 175, § 11, 
etc., amended. 



Computation 
of assets and 
liabilities of 
insurance 



G. L. 175, 
§ 23.\, etc. 
amended. 



hundred and sixty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one, is hereby further amended by adding at the end 
of the eleventh paragraph the words : — , guaranty capital or 
guaranty fund, if any, — so that said paragraph will read as 
follows: — "Net assets", the funds of a company available 
for the payment of its obligations in the commonwealth, 
including, in the case of a mutual fire company, its deposit 
notes or other contingent funds, and, in the case of a mutual 
marine company its subscription fund and premium notes 
absolutely due, and also including uncollected and deferred 
premiums not more than three months due, or in the case 
of business originating outside the North American con- 
tinent, Hawaii, Porto Rico, Cuba and the West Indies not 
more than six months due, on policies actually in force, after 
deducting from such funds all unpaid losses and claims, and 
claims for losses, and all other debts and liabilities inclu- 
sive of net value of policies and exclusive of capital, guaranty 
capital or guaranty fund, if any. 

Section 3. Section eleven of said chapter one hundred 
and seventy-five, as amended by section four of chapter 
two hundred and eighty-four of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-seven, is hereby further amended by strik- 
ing out, in the seventh line, the words ", such guaranty 
capital" and inserting in place thereof the words: — or 
guaranty fund, such guaranty capital or guaranty fund, — 
so that the first paragraph will read as follows : — 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 company with a guaranty capital or 
guaranty fund, such guaranty capital or guaranty fund. 
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 4. Section twenty-three A of said chapter one 
hundred and seventy-five, inserted by section two of chapter 
one hundred and fifty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five, and as most recently amended by section 
one of chapter one hundred and sixty-nine of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby further 
amended by inserting after the word "capital" in the third 



Acts, 1931.— Chap. 242. 215 

line the words: — or guaranty fund, — and by inserting after 
the word "capital" the second time it occurs in the sixth 
line the words: — or guaranty fund, — so that the first 
paragraph will read as follows: — Every stock company, certain insur- 
every foreign company described in section one hundred to'ifotifv com-^ 
and fifty-five and every mutual company having a guar- missionerof 
anty capital or guaranty fund, other than a life company, impafrmentof 
shall forthwith notify the commissioner in writing in such o'r'deposit or 
form and detail as he may require of any impairment of its guaranty 
capital stock or deposit or guaranty capital or guaranty guaranty'^fund, 
fund, respectively, on the basis fixed by sections ten to etc^^ofikTense 
twelve, inclusive. Every company whose license or au- institution of ' 
thority to transact business in any other state or country is pToMedTngs, 
suspended or revoked or otherwise terminated, every foreign asset^^bJiow 
company against which receivership or hquidation proceed- required 
ings are instituted in the state or country under whose laws ficien"y o"^" ' 
it is organized, everj'- 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 
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, ninetj^-three A or ninety-three B, 
every mutual company which levies an assessment on its 
members, and every life company whose actual funds, ex- 
clusive of its capital, if any, are not of a net cash value equal 
to its liabilities, including the net value of its policies, com- 
puted by the rules of valuation established by sections nine 
to twelve, inclusive, shall forthwith notify the commissioner 
in writing as aforesaid to that effect. 

Section 5. Section fifty-four of said chapter one hundred ^- l- i75, § 54, 

, , f, ,•' ,, II- 1 1- ■ • etc., amended. 

and seventy-five, as most recently amended m subdivision 
(e) by section eight of chapter two hundred and eighty-four 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after the words "ninety B" in 
the thirteenth line, the words: — or a guaranty fund as 
provided in section ninety C, — and by inserting after the 
word "capital" in the fourteenth line, the words: — or fund, 
— so that said subdivision (e) will read as follows: — (e) Any Kinds of 
one or more of the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, whTXmay 
tenth, twelfth and thirteenth clauses, if authorized to trans- [^e combmed 
act business under any one of said clauses, provided that be- mutual 
fore transacting business under any such additional clause, companies, 
other than the fourth, it shall have net cash assets over all Provisos, 
its liabilities, computed on the basis fixed by sections ten to 
twelve, inclusive, of not less than one hundred thousand 
dollars for each additional clause, which net cash assets shall 
be maintained as long as it transacts business under such 
additional clause; and provided further, that before trans- 
acting business under the fourth clause, it shall have a fully 
paid-up guarant}^ capital as provided in section ninety B or a 
guaranty fund as provided in section ninety C, and net cash 



216 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 242. 



G. L. 175, 
§ 93D, etc., 
amended. 



Certain domes- 
tic mutual 
companies 
not to make 
any further 
insurance 
until, etc. 



Provisions of 
192,5, 267, § 16, 
not affected. 



assets, so computed, exclusive of said capital or fund, of not 
less than one hundred thousand dollars. Any mutual com- 
pany transacting business under this clause may accumulate 
and maintain the net cash assets required hereunder in ad- 
dition to the amount permitted by section eighty. The pro- 
vision of section twenty-one that a mutual boiler company 
may insure in a single risk an amount not exceeding one 
fourth of its net assets shall not apply to any mutual com- 
pany transacting business under this clause. 

Section 6. Section ninety-three D of said chapter one 
hundred and seventy-five, inserted by section ten of chapter 
two hundred and sixty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-five, and as most recently amended by section 
twelve of chapter two hundred and eighty-four of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, is hereby further 
amended by inserting after the words "ninety B" in the 
twelfth line, the words: — or whose guaranty fund estab- 
lished under section ninety C, — by inserting after the word 
"capital", in the eighteenth line, the words: — or guaranty 
fund, — and by inserting after the words "ninety B" in the 
nineteenth line, the words: — or ninety C, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 93D. No domestic mutual company 
transacting business under clause three, five, six, seven, 
eight, nine, ten, twelve or thirteen of section forty-seven, or 
under clause (6), (c) or {d) of section forty-eight A, whose 
amount of insurance in force or premiums or number of 
risks on its books become at any time from any cause less 
than the amounts or number required by section ninety A, 
ninety-two, ninety-three, ninety-three A or ninety-three B, 
and no mutual company transacting business under the 
fourth clause of said section forty-seven whose guaranty 
capital required by section ninety B or whose guaranty fund 
established under section ninety C is impaired on the basis 
fixed by sections ten to twelve, inclusive, shall make any 
further insurance until it has secured applications for policies 
which shall restore the amount of insurance or premiums or 
number of risks to the amounts and number required by 
said section ninety A, ninety-two, ninety-three, ninety-three 
A and ninety-three B, nor until such guaranty capital or 
guaranty fund is restored, to the amount required by said 
section ninety B or ninety C, nor until such company in 
any case has obtained a certificate as provided in section 
seventy-four. 

Section 7. Nothing in this act shall affect the provisions 
of section sixteen of chapter two hundred and sixty-seven of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five. 

Approved April 24, 1931. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 243, 244. 217 



An Act relative to the conveyance of certain rights QJkij) 243 

AND interests OF THE COMMONWEALTH IN BENSON's 
POND, SO CALLED, IN THE TOWN OF MIDDLEBOROUGH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Subject to the written approval of the governor and council, ^{^^^^^1^®'^' 
and to such terms, conditions, restrictions and reservations works may 
as the department of public works may, with such approval, hg^hiraScT*^''* 
impose, the said department may convey, in the name and commonwLith 
on behalf of the commonwealth, all the right, title and in- in Benson's 
terest which the commonwealth has the power to convey in onMlddie-"^" 
and to Benson's Pond, so called, including the waters and borough. 
the land under the same, situated in the southerly part of 
the town of Middleborough and containing approximately 
twenty-five acres. Said conveyance shall be subject to any 
private rights in the property conveyed and shall be in a 
form approved by the attorney general. 

Approved April 34, 1931. 

An Act establishing the fees for the registration of nhr.^ oaa 

GLIDERS and FOR PILOTS' LICENSES LIMITED TO THE OPERA- ^' 

tion of gliders. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section forty of chapter ninety of the Gen- g.l. 9o, §4o, 
eral Laws, inserted by section one of chapter five hundred amended. 
and thirty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
two, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "dollars" 
in the sixth line the words: — , except that the fee for a hcense 
limited to the operation of gliders shall be three dollars, and 
for a renewal thereof, two dollars, — and by inserting after 
the word "license" in said sixth line the words: — , except a 
license limited to the operation of gliders, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section Ifi. A pilot's license shall expire one pilot's license, 
year from the date of its issue. Apphcations for renewal expiration. 
may be made before the date of expiration in such manner as f^r^enewaf. 
the registrar directs. 

The fee for a license or for a renewal thereof shall be five Fees. 
dollars, except that the fee for a license limited to the opera- 
tion of gliders shall be three dollars, and for a renewal 
thereof, two dollars. Each initial application for a license, 
except a license limited to the operation of gliders, shall also 
be accompanied by a fee of five dollars for examination. If 
the applicant is not licensed the license fee, but not the 
examination fee, shall be refunded. 

Section 2. Section forty-six of said chapter ninety, as o l. oo. § 46. 
so inserted, is hereby amended by inserting after the word '"^"''^"'^^'^ 
"dollars" in the sixth line the words: — , except that the 
fee for the registration of a glider, or for the renewal thereof, 
shall be three dollars, — so as to read as follows: — Section E.xpiration of 
46. All registrations shall expire upon the last day of each an^appUca- 
calendar year unless previously revoked by the registrar, tionsfor 



218 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



Applications for renewal may be made before the date of 
Fees. expiration in such manner as the registrar directs. The fee 

for each registration or renewal shall be fifteen dollars, ex- 
cept that the fee for the registration of a glider, or for the 
renewal thereof, shall be three dollars. 

Approved April 24, 1931. 



Chap 



Appropriations 
for maintenance 
of departments, 
etc., for inter- 
est, sinking 
fund and bond 
requirements, 
and for certain 
improvements. 



245 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 
departments, boards, commissions, institutions and 
certain activities of the commonwealth, for inter- 
est, sinking fund and serial bond" requirements, and 
for certain permanent improvements. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. To provide for the maintenance of the 
several departments, boards, commissions and institutions, 
of sundry other services, and for certain permanent improve- 
ments, and to meet certain requirements of law, the sums 
set forth in section two, for the several purposes and subject 
to the conditions therein specified, are hereby appropriated 
from the general fund or revenue of the commonwealth unless 
some other source of revenue is expressed, subject to the 
provisions of law regulating the disbursement of public funds 
and the approval thereof, for the fiscal 3^ear ending Novem- 
ber thirtieth, nineteen hundred and thirty-one, or for such 
other period as may be specified. 

Section 2. 



Legislative 
Department. 



Item 
1 



Service of the Legislative Department. 

For the compensation of- senators, the sum of eighty- 
two thousand dollars . ' . . . . $82,000 00 

For the compensation for travel of senators, a sum 

not exceeding fifty-nine hundred dollars . . 5,900 00 

For the compensation of representatives, the sum of 

four hundred eighty-two thousand dollars . . 482,000 00 

For the compensation for travel of representatives, 
a sum not exceecUng thirty-six thousand six hun- 
dred dollars 30,600 00 

For the salaries of William H. Sanger, clerk of the 
senate, and Frank E. Bridgman, clerk of the house 
of representatives, the sum of ten thousand dol- 
lars . _ 10,000 00 

For the salaries of Irving N. Hay den, assistant clerk 
of the senate, and Lawrence R. Grove, assistant 
clerk of the house of representatives, the sum of 
seven thousand dollars ..... 7,000 00 

For such additional clerical assistance to, and with 
the approval of, the clerk of the house of repre- 
sentatives, as may be necessary for the j^roper 
despatch of public business, a sum not exceeding 
four thousand dollars . . . . . 4,000 00 

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 
business, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred 
dollars 1,500 00 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 219 

Item 

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

exceeding four thousand dollars . . . $4,000 00 Department. 

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

arms, a sum not exceeding fifty-two hundred and 

sixty dollars 5,260 00 

1 1 For the compensation for travel of doorkeepers, as- 

sistant doorkeepers, general court officers, pages 
and other employees of the sergeant-at-arms, au- 
thorized b.y law to receive the same, a sum not 
exceeding sixty-one hundred and fifty-five dollars 6,155 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 eight thousand dollars . . 8,000 00 

13 For the salaries of assistant doorkeepers to the sen- 

ate and house of representatives and of general 
court officers, with the approval of the sergeant- 
at-arms, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand six 
hundred dollars 50,600 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 ninety- 
one hundred dollars . ._ . . _ . 9,100 00 

15 For the salaries of clerks employed in the legislative 

document room, a sum not exceeding fifty-seven 

hundred dollars 5,700 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 
thirty-one hundred and fifty dollars . . . 3,150 00 

17 For the salaries of the chaplains of the senate and 

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

18 For personal services of the counsel to the senate and 

assistants, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand 

eight hundred dollars 15,800 00 

19 For personal services of the counsel to the house of 

representatives and assistants, a sum not exceed- 
ing fifteen thousand nine hundred and fifty dol- 
lars 15,950 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 thousand 

dollars . . . ' 4,000 00 

22 For authorized traveling and other expenses of the 

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

23 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 one hundred dollars .... 100 00 

24 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 sixty thousand dollars . . 60,000 00 

25 For printing the manual of the general court, with 

the approval of the chirks of the two branches, a 

sum not exceeding fifty-three hundred dollars . 5,300 00 



220 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



Legislative 
Department. 



Item 

26 For expenses in connection with the pubhcation of 

the bulletin of committee hearings and of the 
daily list, and for the expense of printing a cumu- 
lative index to the acts and resolves of the current 
year, with the approval of the joint committee on 
rules, a sum not exceeding eighteen thousand five 
hundred dollars ...... 

27 For stationery for the senate, purchased by and with 

the approval of the clerk, a sum not exceeding 
seven hundred dollars ..... 

28 For office and other expenses of the committee on 

rules on the part of the senate, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seven hundred and fifty dollars 

29 For office 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 
sum not exceeding nine hundred dollars 
30a For office and other expenses of the committee on 
rules on the part of the house, a sum not exceeding 
two hundred dollars ..... 

31 For office expenses of the counsel to the house of 

representatives, a sum not exceeding two hun- 
dred 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 ...... 

33 For the purchase of outline sketches of members of 

the senate and house of representatives, a sum not 
exceeding sixteen hundred dollars 

34 For reprinting the latest edition of the state house 

guide book, a sum not exceeding five hundred and 
fifty dollars ....... 

35 For the payment of witness fees to persons sum- 

moned to appear before committees of the gen- 
eral court, and for expenses incidental to sum- 
moning them, with the approval of the sergeant- 
at-arms, a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars 

36 For expenses of the revision and rearrangement of 

the general statutes of the commonwealth, as 
authorized by chapter fifty-eight of the resolves of 
nineteen hundred and thirtj', a sum not exceeding 
twenty-four thousand dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose ...... 

Total 



$18,.500 00 


700 00 


750 


00 


200 00 


900 


00 


200 


00 


200 


00 



16,000 00 

1,600 00 

550 00 

200 00 

24,000 00 
$899,415 00 



Judicial 
Department. 
Supreme Ju- 
dicial Court. 



Service of the Judicial Department. 

Supreme Judicial Court, as follows: 

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

associate justices, a sum not exceeding ninety- 
nine thousand dollars $99,000 00 

38 For traveling allowance and expenses, a sum not 

exceeding forty-five hundred dollars . . . 4,500 00 

39 For the salary of the clerk for the commonwealth, 

a sum not exceeding sixty-five hundred dollars 6,500 00 
,40 For clerical assistance to the clerk, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two thousand dollars . . 2,000 00 
41 For law clerks, stenographers and other clerical 
assistance for the justices, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-four thousand dollars .... 24,000 00 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



221 



Item 
42 



43 



44 



For office supplies, services and equipment of the 
supreme judicial court, a sum not exceeding 
forty-five hundred dollars .... 

For the salaries of the officers and messengers, a sum 
not exceeding three thousand and forty dollars . 

For the commonwealth's part of the salary of the 
clerk for the county of Suffolk, a sum not exceed- 
ing fifteen hundred dollars .... 



Judicial 
Department. 

$4,500 00 Supreme Ju- 
dicial Court. 

3,040 00 



1,500 00 



Reporter of Decisions: 

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

exceeding six thousand dollars .... 6,000 00 

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

ment, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand nine 

hundred dollars . 12,900 00 



Reporter of 
Decisions. 



Pensions : 

47 For the pensions of retired court officers, a sum not 

exceeding two hundred dollars .... 

Total 

Superior Court, as follows : 

48 For the salaries of the chief justice and of the thirty- 

one associate justices a sum not exceeding three 
hundred eighty-five thousand dollars 

49 For traveling allowance and expenses, a sum not 

exceeding nineteen thousand five hundred dollars 

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

a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . 

51 For clerical work, inspection of records and doings 

of persons authorized to admit to bail, for an 
executive clerk to the chief justice, and for cer- 
tain other expenses incident to the work of the 
court, a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand 
dollars ........ 

52 For pensions of retired justices, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-eight thousand dollars .... 

Total 





Pensions. 


200 00 




$164,140 00 






Superior 
Court. 


$385,000 00 




19,500 00 





1,000 00 



14,000 00 

28,000 00 

$447,500 00 



Justices of District Courts : 

53 For compensation of justices of district courts while 

sitting in the superior court, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-two thousand five hundred dollars . 

54 For expenses of justices of district courts while 

sitting in the superior court, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-four hundred and fifty dollars . 

55 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 ex- 
ceeding six thousand dollars .... 

Total 



Justices of 
District Courts 

$22,500 00 Superior Court. 



3,450 00 



6,000 00 
$31,950 00 



Judicial Council: 
56 For expenses of the judicial council, as authorized 
by section thirty-four C 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, as amended, 
a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars 



Judicial 
Council. 



$3,000 00 



222 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



Judicial 
Council. 



Item 

57 



For compensation of the secretary of the judicial 
council, as authorized by section thirty-four C of 
chapter two hundred and twenty-one of the Gen- 
eral Laws, inserted by chapter two hundred and 
forty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, as amended, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-five hundred dollars .... 

Total 



Administrative Committee of District Courts: 
Committ'^^of'^ ^^ ^'~*^ compensation and expenses of the administra- 
District Courts. ^i'^® Committee of district courts, a sum not ex- 

ceeding three thousand dollars .... 



Probate and 

Insolvency 

Courts. 



Clerical assist- 
ance to Regis- 
ters of Probate 
and Insolvency. 



$3,500 00 
$6,500 00 

$3,000 00 

$111,500 00 
10,500 00 

8,500 00 



Probate and Insolvency Courts, as follows: 

59 For the salaries of judges of probate of the several 

counties, a sum not exceeding one hundred eleven 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 

60 For pensions of retired judges, a sum not exceeding 

ten thousand five hundred dollars 

61 For the compensation of judges of probate when 

acting outside their own counties for other judges 
of probate, a sum not exceeding eighty-five hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

62 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 three hundred dollars 300 00 

63 For the salaries of registers of the several counties, 

a sum not exceeding sixty-one thousand four 

hundred sixty-two dollars and fifty cents . . 61,462 50 

64 For the salaries of assistant registers, a sum not 

exceeding seventy-two thousand two hundred 
eighty-seven dollars and fifty cents . . . 72,287 50 

Total $264,550 00 

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

65 Barnstable, a sum not exceeding twenty-six hun- 

dred dollars $2,600 00 

66 Berkshire, a sum not exceeding forty-nine hundred 

and twenty dollars 4,920 00 

67 Bristol, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 

two hundred dollars 13,200 00 

68 Dukes county, a sum not exceeding nine hundred 

and sixty dollars ...... 960 00 

69 Essex, a sum not exceeding sixteen thousand one 

hundred dollars 16,100 00 

70 Franklin, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred dol- 

lars 1,200 00 

71 Hampden, a sum not exceeding ninety-seven hun- 

dred and fifty dollars 9,750 00 

72 Hampshire, a sum not exceeding sixteen hundred 

and fifty dollars 1,650 00 

73 Middlesex, a sum not exceeding forty-seven thou- 

sand four hundred dollars .... 47,400 00 

74 Norfolk, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand eight 

hundred and five dollars . . . '. . 11,805 00 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



223 



Item 

75 Plj^mouth, a sum not exceeding fortj'-five hundred 

dollars ........ 

76 Suffolk, a sum not exceeding sixty-two thousand 

five hundred and twenty dollars 

77 Worcester, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand 

dollars ........ 

Total 

District Attorneys, as follows : 

78 For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 

ants for the Suffolk district, a sum not exceeding 
sixty thousand dollars ..... 

79 For the salaries of the district attorney and as- 

sistants for the northern district, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-four thousand dollars 

80 For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 

ants for the eastern district, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars ..... 

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

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

82 For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 

ants for the southern district, a sum not exceed- 
ing ten thousand four hundred dollars 

83 For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 

ants for the middle district, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars ..... 

84 For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 

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

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

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

86 For traveling expenses necessarilj' incurred by the 

district attorneys, except in the Suffolk district, 
for the present and previous years, a sum not 
exceeding ninety-five hundred dollars 

Total 



$4,500 00 
62,520 00 


Clerical assist- 
ance to Regis- 
ters of Probate 
and Insolvency 


15,000 00 




$191,605 00 






District 

Attorneys. 


$60,000 00 





24,000 00 



15,000 00 



15,600 00 



10,400 00 



15,000 00 



8,400 00 



3,000 00 



9,500 00 
$160,900 00 



Service of the Land Court. 

87 For the salaries of the judge, associate judges, the Land Court. 

recorder and court officer, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-eight thousand nine hundred and eighty- 
four dollars $38,984 00 

88 For engineering, clerical and other personal services, 

a sum not exceeding forty-four thousand five 

hundred dollars 44,500 00 

89 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 exceed- 
ing twenty-five thousand dollars . . . 25,000 00 

Total $108,484 00 



Service of the Board of Probation. 

90 For personal services of the commissioner, clerks 
and stenographers, a sum not exceeding fifty-six 
thousand seven hundred dollars 



Board of 
Probation. 



$56,700 00 



224 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



Board of 
Probation. 



Item 
91 



Board of Bar 
Examiners. 



92 
93 



Executive 
Department. 



94 
95 
96 
97 



98 



99 



100 



101 



102 



103 



104 
105 



106 



Adjutant 
General. 



107 
108 



For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling expenses, rent, office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
eighteen thousand three hundred dollars 

Total 

Service of the Board of Bar Examiners. 

For personal services of the members of the board, 
a sum not exceeding eleven thousand dollars 

For other services, including printing the annual 
report, traveling expenses, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding eighty-two 
hundred dollars ...... 

Total . 



Service of the Executive Department. 

For the salary of the governor, the sum of ten 
thousand dollars ...... 

For the salary of the lieutenant governor, the sum of 
four thousand dollars ..... 

For the salaries of the eight councillors, the sum of 
eight thousand dollars ..... 

For the salaries of officers and employees of the de- 
partment, a sum not exceeding thirty-four thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

For certain personal services for the lieutenant gov- 
ernor and council, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
eight hundred and seventy dollars 

For travel and expenses of the lieutenant governor 
and council from and to their homes, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars 

For postage, printing, office and other contingent 
expenses, including travel of the governor, a sum 
not exceeding thirteen thousand dollars 

For postage, printing, stationery, traveling and con- 
tingent expenses of the governor and council, a 
sum not exceeding three thousand dollars . 

For expenses incurred in the arrest of fugitives from 
justice, a sum not exceeding one thousand dol- 
lars ........ 

For payment of extraordinary expenses and for 
transfers made to cover deficiencies, with the ap- 
proval of the governor and council, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred thousand dollars 

For the purchase of an automobile for the governor, 
a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars . 

For certain maintenance expenses of the governor's 
automobile, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars ........ 

For the purchase of a portrait of a former gov- 
ernor, as authorized by section nineteen of chap- 
ter eight of the General Laws, a sum not exceed- 
ing three thousand dollars .... 

Total 

Service of the Adjutant General. 

For the salary of the adjutant general, a sum not 
exceeding forty-one hundred dollars . 

For personal services of office assistants, including 
services for the preparation of records of JNIassa- 
chusetts soldiers and sailors who served in the 
civil war, a sum not exceeding thirty-six thousand 
eight hundred dollars ..... 



$18,300 00 
$75,000 00 

$11,000 00 

8,200 00 
$19,200 00 

$10,000 00 
4,000 00 
8,000 00 

34,000 00 
6,870 00 
1,000 00 

13,000 00 
3,000 00 
1,000 00 

100,000 00 
4,000 00 

1,000 00 

3,000 00 
$188,870 00 

$4,100 00 
36,800 00 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



225 



Item 
109 



110 



For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, and for necessary office supplies and ex- , 
penses, a sum not exceeding seventy-five hundred 
dollars ........ 

For expenses of the national guard convention and 
for expenses not otherwise provided for in con- 
nection with military matters and accounts, a 
sum not exceeding seventy-five hundred dollars 

Total 



Adjutant 
General. 



$7,500 00 



7,500 00 
$55,900 00 



Service of the Militia. 

111 For allowances to companies and other adminis- Militia. 

trative units, a sum not exceeding one hundred 

fifty-seven thousand dollars .... $157,000 00 

112 For certain allowances for national guard officers, 

as authorized by paragraph (d) of section one 
hundred and forty-five of chapter thirty-three of 
the General Laws, as amended, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-three thousand dollars . . 23,000 00 

113 For pay and transportation of certain boards, a sum 

not exceeding two thousand dollars . . . 2,000 00 

114 For i3ay and expenses of certain camps of instruc- 

tion, a sum not exceeding fifty-five hundred dol- 
lars 5,500 00 

115 For pay and transportation in making inspections 

and surveys, and for escort duty, a sum not ex- 
ceeding forty-five hundred dollars . . . 4,500 00 

116 For transportation of officers and non-commissioned 

officers for attendance at military meetings, a 

sum not exceeding sixty-five hundred dollars . 6,500 00 

117 For transportation to and from regimental and 

battalion drills, a sum not exceeding three thou- 
sand dollars 3,000 00 

118 For transportation when appearing for examination, 

a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars . . 200 00 

119 For expenses of rifle practice, a sum not exceeding 

eighteen thousand dollars .... 18,000 00 

120 For compensation, transportation and expenses in 

the preparation for camp duty maneuvers, a sum 

not exceeding thirty thousand dollars . . 30,000 00 

121 For maintenance of horses, a sum not exceeding 

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

122 For compensation for special and miscellaneous 

duty, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand dol- 
lars 13,000 00 

123 For compensation for accidents and injuries sus- 

tained in the performance of military duty, a sum 

not exceeding eight thousand dollars . . . 8,000 00 

124 To cover certain small claims for damages to 

private property arising from military maneuvers, 

a sum not exceeding tTiree hundred dollars . 300 00 

125 For expenses of maintaining an aero squadron, a 

sum not exceeding forty-two hundred dollars . 4,200 00 

126 For premiums on bonds for officers, a sum not ex- 

ceeding fifteen hundred dollars .... 1,500 00 

127 For instruction in military authority, organization 

and administration, and in the elements of mili- 
tary art, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars 10,000 00 

Total $314,700 00 



226 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



Special 

Military 

Expenses. 



Item 

128 



129 



State Quar- 
termaster. 



130 
131 

132 

133 

134 

135 
136 

137 

138 

139 
140 

141 
142 



Service of Special Mililary Expenses. 

For the expense of furnishing certificates of honor for 
service on the Mexican border, as authorized by 
law, a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars . $100 00 

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 
three hundred dollars ..... 300 00 



Total $400 00 

Service of the State Quartermaster. 

For personal services of the state quartermaster, 
superintendent of armories, superintendent of ar- 
senal and certain other employees of the state 
quartermaster, a sum not exceeding twenty-two 

thousand dollars $22,000 00 

For expert assistance, the employment of which 
may be exempt from civil service rules, in the 
disbursement of certain monej' to the officers and 
enlisted men of the militia for compensation and 
allowances, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred 
dollars 1,200 00 

For the salaries of armorers and assistant armorers of 
first class armories, and acting superintendent of 
armories, a sum not exceeding one hundred forty 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 140,500 00 

For clerical and other expenses for the office of the 
property and disbursing officer, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eleven thousand four hundred dollars 11,400 00 

For certain incidental military expenses of the 
quartermaster's department, a sum not exceed- 
ing eight hundred and fifty dollars . . . 850 00 

For office and general supplies and equipment, a 

sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars . 12,000 00 

For the care and maintenance of the camp ground 
and buildings at Framingham, a sum not exceed- 
ing one thousand dollars ..... 1,000 00 

For the maintenance of armories of the first class, 
including the purchase of certain furniture, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred thirty thousand dol- 
lars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose . . 130,000 00 

For reimbursement for rent and maintenance of 
armories of the second and third classes, a sum 
not exceeding sixty-eight hundred and twenty- 
five dollars 6,825 00 

For allowances for a mechanic for each battery 
of field artillery, a sum not exceeding seventeen 
thousand six hundred dollars .... 17,600 00 

For the rental of stables, including water and certain 
other incidental services, for the housing of horses 
and mules, a sum not exceeding fourteen thou- 
sand three hundred dollars .... 14,300 00 

For expense of maintaining and operating certain 
trucks, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred 
dollars . . . . . . 2,500 00 

For expense of maintaining and operating the Camp 
Curtis Guild rifle range, a sum not exceeding 
eighteen thousand five hundred dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore ap- 
propriated for the purpose .... 18,500 00 

Total $378,675 00 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



227 



Item 

143 
144 
145 



Service of the State Surgeon. 

For personal services of the state surgeon and regu- State Surgeon. 
lar assistants, a sum not exceeding seven thou- 
sand and twentj^ dollars $7,020 00 

For services other than personal, and for necessary 
medical and office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding three thousand dollars . . 3,000 00 

For the examination of recruits, a sum not exceed- 
ing ten thousand dollars ..... 10,000 00 



Total 



. $20,020 00 



Service of the State Judge Advocate. 

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



State Judge 
Advocate. 



$1,500 00 



147 



148 



149 



150 



151 



Service of the Commission on Administration and Finance 

For personal services of the commissioners, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-six thousand five hundred 
dollars ........ 

For personal services of assistants and employees, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred seventy-nine 
thousand five hundred and seventy dollars 

For other expenses incidental to the duties of the 
commission, a sum not exceeding twenty-six 
thousand three hundred dollars 

Total 

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-three thousand dollars .... 



Service of the Armory Commissioners. 



$26,500 00 


Commission on 
Administration 
and Finance. 


179,570 00 




26,300 00 




$232,370 00 






Purchase 
of paper. 


$53,000 00 




$2,300 00 


Armory 
Commissioners. 



For compensation of members, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-three hundred dollars .... 

152 For office and traveling expenses, a sum not exceed- 

ing two hundred dollars ..... 200 00 

153 For the completion of the new armory in the city 

of North Adams, a sum not exceeding seventy 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the pur- 
pose . . 70,000 00 

153c For the expense of a suitable memorial tablet to 
commemorate the service to the commonwealth 
of Brigadier-General Embury P. Clark, former 
commander of the Second Massachusetts Regi- 
ment during the Spanish-American war, to be 
placed in the state armory at Springfield under 
the direction of the armory commission, a sum 
not exceeding twelve hundred dollars . . 1,200 00 

Total $73,700 00 



228 



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Commissioner 
of State Aid 
and Pensions. 



Item 

154 



155 



156 



Service of the Commissioner of State Aid and Pensions. 

For personal services of the commissioner and 
deputy, a sum not exceeding eightj^-two hundred 
and forty dollars $8,240 00 

For personal services of agents, clerks, stenographers 
and other assistants, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
eight thousand five hundred and twenty dollars 28,520 00 

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 
fifty-nine hundred dollars .... 5,900 00 



Total 



. $42,660 00 



Expenses on 
Account of 
Wars. 

Reimbursement 
of cities and 
towns for state 
and military 
aid. 

Care of 
veterans of 
civil war, etc. 



Records of 
Massachusetts 
soldiers in 
civil war. 



Mount Grey- 
lock War 
Memorial 
Commission. 



For Expenses on Account of Wars. 

157 For reimbursing cities and towns for money paid on 
account of state and military aid to Massachusetts 
soldiers and their families, tlie sum of two hundred 
forty-three thousand dollars, the same to be paid 
on or before the fifteenth day of November in the 

current year, in accordance with the provisions of 

existing laws relative to state and military aid $243,000 00 

158 For certain care of veterans of the civil war and 

their wives and widows, as authorized by chapter 
three hundred and forty of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-nine, a sum not exceeding 
fifty-five thousand dollars .... 55,000 00 

159 For expenses of printing certain volumes of the 

records of Massachusetts soldiers in the civil war, 
a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose .... 10,000 00 

160 For expenses of the Mount Grejdock War Memorial 

Commission, as authorized by chapter four hun- 
dred and eleven of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirty, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose ....... 



Total 



100,000 00 
$408,000 00 



Soldiers' Home 
in Massa- 
chusetts. 



Service of the Massachusetts Soldiers' Home. 

161 For the maintenance of the Soldiers' Home in Massa- 
chusetts, with the approval of the trustees thereof, 
a sum not exceeding two hundred thirty thousand 
dollars. Payments from the state treasury under 
this item shall be made only upon vouchers filed 
with the comptroller in accordance with the pro- 
cedure prescribed under section eighteen of chap- 
ter twenty-nine of the General Laws . 



$230,000 00 



Art Com- 
mission. 



Service of the Art Commission. 

162 For expenses of the commission, a sum not exceed- 
ing four hundred dollars ..... 



$400 00 



Comm issioners 
on Uniform 
State Laws. 



Service of tlie Commissioners on Uniform State Latcs. 

163 For expenses of the commissioners, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seven hundred and fifty dollars . . $750 00 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



229 



Item 
164 

165 



166 



167 



168 



169 



170 



171 
172 



173 



174 



175 



176 



177 



178 



179 



Service of the State Library. 

For personal services of the librarian, a sum not 
exceeding fiftj'-eight hundred and fifty dollars . $5,850 00 

For personal services of the regular library assist- 
ants, temporary clerical assistance, and for serv- 
ices for cataloguing, a sum not exceeding forty-one 
thousand one hundred dollars .... 41,100 00 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, office supplies and equipment, 
and incidental traveling expenses, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . . . 2,500 00 

For books and other publications and things needed 
for the library, and the necessary binding and 
rebinding incidental thereto, a sum not exceeding 
thirteen thousand five hundred dollars . . 13,500 00 

Total $62,950 00 

Service of the Superintendent of Buildings. 

For personal services of the superintendent and 
office assistants, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
four hundred and seventy dollars . . . $10,470 00 

For personal services of engineers, assistant engi- 
neers, firemen and helpers in the engineer's de- 
partment, a sum not exceeding fifty-nine thousand 
eight hundred dollars 59,800 00 

For personal services of state house guards and 
assistant state house guards, a sum not exceed- 
ing forty-five thousand one hundred and eighty 
dollars 45,180 00 

For personal services of porters, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-six thousand one hundred dollars . . 26,100 00 

For other personal services incidental to the care and 
maintenance of the state house, a sum not exceed- 
ing sixty-five thousand eight hundred and fifty 
dollars . 65,850 00 

For personal services of the central mailing room, 

a sum not exceeding forty-eight hundred dollars 4,800 00 

Total $212,200 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-nine thousand five hundred dollars . . 39,500 00 

For services, supplies and equipment necessary to 
furnish heat, light and power, a sum not exceed- 
ing forty thousand five hundred dollars . . 40,500 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-eight 
thousand dollars 38,000 00 

For office and other expenses of the central mailing 
room, a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars . 600 00 

Total $118,900 00 

For the Maintenance of Old Stale Honse. 

For the contribution of the commonwealth toward 
the maintenance of the old provincial state house, 
the sum of fifteen hundred dollars . . . $1,500 00 



State Library. 



Superintendent 
of Buildings. 



Other Annual 
Expenses. 



Old State House 
Maintenance. 



230 



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Secretary of 
the Common- 
wealth. 



Item 

180 
181 



182 



183 



184 



185 



186 



187 



188 



189 
190 



Service of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

For the salary of the secretary, the sum of seven 

thousand dollars $7,000 00 

For the salaries of officers and employees holding 
positions established by law, and other personal 
services, a sum not exceeding one hundred thirteen 
thousand two hundred dollars .... 113,200 00 

For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
office supplies and equipment, for the arrangement 
and preservation of state records and papers, and 
for advertising the purpose of sections twenty- 
eight A, B, C and D of chapter six of the General 
Laws, inserted by section two of chapter three 
hundred and eighty-three of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-eight, a sum not exceeding 
nineteen thousand dollars .... 19,000 00 

For postage and expressage on public documents, 
and for mailing copies of bills and resolves to 
certain state, city and town officials, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars . . 3,500 00 

For printing registration books and blanks and in- 
dexing returns, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars 1,000 00 

For the purchase of copies of certain town records 
prior to eighteen hundred and fifty, a sum not 
exceeding seven thousand dollars . . . 7,000 00 

For the purchase of certain supplies and equipment, 
and for other things necessary in connection with 
the reproduction of the manuscript collection des- 
ignated "Massachusetts Archives", a sum not 
exceeding twentj'-five hundred dollars . . 2,500 00 

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, inclusive, 
as authorized by chapter four hundred and thir- 
teen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty, 
a sum not exceeding seven hundred and fifty 
dollars 750 00 

For the purcha.se of ink for public records of the 
commonwealth, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars 1,000 00 

For traveling expenses of the supervisor of public 

records, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 1,000 00 

For expenses of the census division of the depart- 
ment of the secretary of the commonwealth, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred dollars . . . 200 00 

Total $156,150 00 



Indexing 
vital statistics. 



Printing 
laws, etc. 



Indexing vital statistics: 

191 For the preparation of certain indexes of births, 

marriages and deaths, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
the amount appropriated in the preceding year $10,000 00 

For printing laws, etc. : 

192 For printing the pamphlet edition of the acts and 

resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 

forty-two hundred dollars .... $4,200 00 

193 For printing and binding the blue book edition of 
• the acts and resolves of the present year, a sum 

not exceeding six thousand dollars . . . 6,000 00 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



231 



Item 

194 For the printing of reports of decisions of the su- 
preme judicial court, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
nine thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for the purpose 

J 95 For printing and binding public documents, a sum 
not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars . 

196 For printing the new edition of the General Laws, a 

sum not exceeding thirteen thousand dollars 

Total 

For matters relating to elections: 

197 For personal and other services in preparing for 

primary elections, and for the expenses of pre- 
paring, printing and distributing ballots for 
primary and other elections, a sum not exceeding 
two thousand dollars ..... 

198 For the printing of blanks for town officers, election 

laws and blanks and instructions on all matters re- 
lating to elections, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

199 For furnishing cities and towns with ballot boxes, 

and for repairs to the same; for the purchase of 
apparatus to be used at polling places in the can- 
vass and counting of votes; and for providing 
certain registration facilities, a sum not exceed- 
ing two thousand dollars ..... 

Total " 

Medical Examiners' Fees: 

200 For medical examiners' fees, as provided by law, a 

sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 

Service of the Treasurer and Receiver-General. 

201 For the salary of the treasurer and receiver-general, 

the sum of six thousand dollars 

202 For salaries of officers and employees holding posi- 

tions established by law and additional clerical 
and other assistance, a sum not exceeding fifty- 
seven thousand dollars ..... 

203 For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 

office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing twelve thousand eight hundred dollars 

Total ' 

Commissioners on Firemen's Relief: 

204 For relief disbursed, with the apj^roval of the com- 

missioners on firemen's relief, subject to the pro- 
visions of law, a sum not exceeding seventeen 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 

205 For expenses of administration by the commissioners 

on firemen's relief, a sum not exceeding five hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

Total ........ 

Payments to Soldiers: 

206 For expenses of administering certain laws relating 

to payments in recognition of military service in 
the world war, a sum not exceeding eighteen hun- 
dred dollars, to be paid from the r(>ccipts from 
taxes levied under authority of chapters two 
hundred and eighty-three and three hundred and 
forty-two of the General Acts of nineteen hundred 
and nineteen ....... 



Printing 
laws, etc. 



$39,750 00 

3,500 00 

13,000 00 
$66,450 00 



Election 
matters. 



$2,000 00 



1,000 00 



2,000 00 
$5,000 00 



Medical 
$1,000 00 fggg"""®'"^' 



Treasurer and 

5,000 00 g-tair 



57,000 00 

12,800 00 
$75,800 00 

$17,500 00 

500 00 
$18,000 00 



Commissioners 
on Firemen's 
Relief. 



Payments 
to Soldiers. 



$1,800 00 



232 



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Payments 
to Soldiers. 



Item 
207 



208 



State Board 209 

of Retirement. 



210 



211 



Board of 
Tax Appeals. 



212 



213 



For making payments to soldiers in recognition of 
service during the world war, as provided by law, 
a sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars, to be 
paid from receipts from taxes levied as specified in 
item two hundred and six .... $7,000 00 

For payments to soldiers and sailors in the volunteer 
service of the United States during the Spanish- 
American war, and to certain of their dependents, 
as authorized by section one of chapter five hun- 
dred and sixty-one of the acts of eighteen hundred 
and ninety-eight, as amended by section one of 
chapter four hundred and seventy-one of the acts 
of eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, a sum not 
exceeding two hundred dollars .... 200 00 

Total . . $9,000 00 

State Board of Retirement: 

For personal services in the administrative office of 
the state board of retirement, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand four hundred dollars . . . $10,400 00 

For services other than personal, printing the an- 
nual report, and for office supplies and equipment, 
a sum not exceeding fifty-four hundred and eighty 
dollars 5,480 00 

For reciuirements of annuity funds and pensions for 
employees retired from the state service under au- 
thority of law, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
eighty thousand dollars 180,000 00 

Total $195,880 00 

Board of Tax Appeals: 

For personal services of the members of the board 
and employees, a sum not exceeding thirty-six 
thousand dollars $36,000 00 

For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
office supplies and equipment, and rent, a sum not 
exceeding eighteen thousand dollars . . . 18,000 00 

Total $54,000 00 



Requirements 214 
for Extinguish- 
ing State Debt. 



Requirements for Extinguishing the State Debt. 

For sinking fund requirements and for certain serial 
bonds maturing during the present year, the sum 
of seven hundred fifteen thousand five hundred 
sixty-six dollars and fifty cents, payable from the 
following accounts and funds in the following 
amounts: — from the balance of the receipts of 
the sale of the Boston dry dock, two hundred 
sixteen thousand seven hundred ninety dollars 
and thirty-five cents; from the Highway Fund, 
the sum of two hundred seventy-three thousand 
five hundred sixty-six dollars and fifty cents; and 
the remainder from the General Fund . . $715,566 50 



Interest on 
Public Debt. 



Interest on the Public Debt. 

215 For the payment of interest on the direct debt of 
the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding eight 
hundred forty-four thousand one hundred forty 
dollars and seventj'-five cents, of which sum two 
hundred eighty-three thousand four hundred 
fifty-six dollars and twenty-five cents shall be 
paid from the Highway Fund .... 



$844,140 75 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



233 



Item 

216 
217 



218 



Service of the Auditor of the Cominonivealth. 

For the salary of the auditor, the sum of six thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

For personal services of deputies and other assist- 
ants, a sum not exceeding fifty-four thousand 
seven hundred and fifty dollars 

For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing seventy-seven hundred dollars 

Total 



Auditor of the 
),000 00 Common- 
wealth. 



54,750 00 



7,700 00 
$68,450 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-five 
thousand dollars . . ... 

221 For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 

office supplies and equipment, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand dollars .... 

222 For the settlement of certain small claims, as au- 

thorized by section three A of chapter twelve of 
the General Laws, inserted by chapter three hun- 
dred and ninety-five of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-four, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand dollars ...... 

Total 



Attorney 
^ nnn on General's 
>,UUU UU Department, 



85,000 00 



10,000 00 



5,000 00 
$108,000 00 



Service of the Department of Agriculture. 

223 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding six thousand dollars .... 

224 For personal services of clerks and stenographers, a 

sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand doUars . 

225 For traveling expenses of the commissioner, a sum 

not exceeding twelve hundred dollars 

226 For services other than personal, printing the an- 

nual report, office supplies and equipment, and 
printing and furnishing trespass posters, a sum 
not exceeding eighty-eight hundred dollars 

227 For compensation and expenses of members of the 

advisory board, a sum not exceeding two thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

228 For services and expenses of apiary inspection, a 

sum not exceeding three thousand dollars . 

Division of Dairying and Animal Husbandry: 

229 For personal services, a sum not exceeding fourteen 

thousand six hundred dollars .... 

230 For other expenses, including the enforcement of 

the dairy laws of the commonwealth, a sum not 
exceeding ninety-two hmidred dollars 

Division of Plant Pest Control: 

231 For personal services, a sum not exceeding eleven 

thousand five himdred dollars . 

232 For other expenses, a sum not exceeding sixty-three 

hvmdred dollars ...... 

Division of Ornithology: 

233 For personal services, a sum not exceeding thirty- 

five hundred dollars ..... 



Department 
$6,000 00 of Agriculture. 

22,000 00 
1,200 00 



8,800 00 

2,000 00 
3,000 00 

Division of 

14,600 00 Dairying and 
, ^ v^« Animal 

Husbandry. 

9,200 00 



Division of 
11,500 00 Plant Pest 
Control. 

6,300 00 



Division of 
3,500 00 Ornithology. 



234 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



Division of 
Ornithology. 



Division of 
Marliets. 



Division of 
Reclamation, 
Soil Survey 
and Fairs. 



Item 
234 



235 
236 



237 
238 



239 



Specials. 



240 



241 



242 



243 



State Recla- 
mation Board. 



Department of 
Conservation. 



244 



For other expenses, a sum not exceeding eight hun- 
dred dollars ...... 

Division of Markets: 
For personal services, a sum not exceeding twenty 

thousand seven hundred dollars 
For other expenses, a sum not exceeding fifty-one 

himdred doUars ...... 

Division of Reclamation, Soil Survej^ and Fairs: 
For personal services, a sum not exceeding twelve 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 
For travel and other expenses, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-five hundred dollars .... 
For state prizes and agricultural exhibits, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars, the same 
to be in addition to anj' amount heretofore ap- 
propriated for this purpo.se, and any unexpended 
balance remaining at the end of the current fiscal 
year may be used in the succeeding year . 

Specials : 

For work in protecting the pine trees of the com- 
monwealth from white pine blister rust, and for 
payments of claims on account of currant and 
gooseberry bushes destroyed in the work of sup- 
pressing white pine blister rust, a sum not ex- 
ceeding nineteen 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 sixt.y-five 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose . . . . . • ■ - 

For quarantine and other expenses in connection 
with the work of suppression of the Japanese 
beetle, so-called, a sum not exceeding five thou- 
sand dollars ....... 

For the cost of work of inspecting certain orchards 
of the commonwealth to provide for effective 
apple pest control, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand dollars ...... 

Total 

Service of Stale Reclamation Board. 

For expenses of the board, a sum not exceeding 
seventeen thousand dollars .... 



$800 00 

20,700 00 
5,100 00 

12,500 00 
7,500 00 



35,000 00 



Division 
of FQT^str.y, 



Service oj the De-parlment of Conservation. 
Administration : 

245 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six thousand dollars .... 

24G For traveling expenses of the commissioner, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars 

246a For telephone service and certain other office charges 
of the department, a sum not exceeding four 
thousand dollars ...... 

247 For personal services of a telephone operator and 
office boy, a sum not exceeding sixteen hundred 
dollars ........ 

Total 

Division of Forestry: 
247} For personal services of office assistants, a sum not 
exceeding fourteen thousand five hundred dollars 



19,000 00 

6,500 00 

5,000 00 

5,000 00 
$205,200 00 

$17,000 00 

$6,000 00 
250 00 

4,000 00 

1,600 00 
$11,850 00 

$14,500 00 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 235 

Item 

247^ For services other than personal, including printing Division 

the annual report, and for traveling expenses, of Forestry. 

necessary office supplies and equipment, and rent, 

a sum not exceeding nine thousand and thirtj'- 

five dollars $9,035 00 

247f For the salaries and expenses of foresters and for 
necessary labor, supplies and equipment in main- 
taining forest tree nurseries, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars . . . . . 15,000 00 

248 For the purchase of land and reforesting the same, 

as authorized by section ten of chapter one hun- 
dred and thirty-two of the General Laws, as 
amended, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars 2,000 00 

249 For aiding towns in the purchase of equipment for 

extinguishing forest fires and for making protec- 
tive belts or zones as a defence against forest fires, 
for the present and previous years, a sum not 
exceeding fifteen hundred dollars . . . 1,500 00 

250 For the personal services of the state fire warden 

and his assistants, and for other services, includ- 
ing traveling expenses of the state fire warden and 
his assistants, necessary supplies and equipment 
and materials used in new construction in the 
forest fire prevention service, a sum not exceeding 

sixty-five thousand dollars, the same to be in ad- ' 

dition to any funds allotted to Massachusetts by 
the federal authorities 65,000 00 

251 For the suppression of the §ypsy and brown tail 

moths, and for expenses incidental thereto, a sum 
not exceeding sixty thousand dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore ap- 
propriated for this purpose, and any unexpended 
balance remaining at the end of the current fiscal 
year may be used in the succeeding year . . 60,000 00 

252 For the planting and maintenance of state forests, 

a sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand dollars 22,000 00 

253 For the purchase and development of state forests, 

and for the maintenance of nurseries for the 
growing of seedlings for the planting of state 
forests, as authorized by sections thirty to thirty- 
six, inclusive, of chapter one hundred and thirty- 
two of the General Laws, as amended, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred fifty thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount 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 150,000 00 

254 For the maintenance of the Standish monument 

reservation, a sum not exceeding two thousand 

dollars 2,000 00 

255 For the maintenance of Mount Grace state forest, 

a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars . . 500 00 

256 For reimbursement to certain towns, as author- 

ized by section twenty-four of chapter forty-eight 
of the General Laws, as amended, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two thousand dollars .... 2,000 00 

257 For the expense of forest fire patrol, as authorized 

by section twenty-eight A of chapter forty-eight of 
the General Laws, inserted by chapter two hun- 
dred and eighty-four of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-nine, a sum not exceeding three 
thousand dollars 3,000 00 

258 (This item omitted.) 

Total $346,535 00 



236 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



Division of 

Fisheries 
and Game. 



Enforcement 
of laws. 



Biological 
work. 



Propagation 
of game 
birds, etc. 



Damages by 
wild deer and 
wild moose. 



Special. 



Protection of 
wild life. 



Marine 
fisheries. 



State Super- 
visor of 
Marine 
Fisheries. 



Item 

Division of Fi.sheries and Game: 

259 For the salary of the director, a sum not exceeding 

five thousand dollars $5,000 00 

260 For per-sonal services of office assistants, a sum not 

exceeding eleven thousand five himdred and fifty 

dollars ........ 11,550 00 

261 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, traveling expenses and neces- 
sary office supplies and equipment, and rent, a 
sum not exceeding thirteen thousand five hun- 
dred dollars 13,500 00 

262 For expenses of exhibitions and other measures to 

increase the interest of the public in the protection 
and propagation of fish and game, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars .... 1,000 00 

Enforcement of laws: 

263 For personal services of fish and game wardens, a 

sum not exceeding seventy-one thousand and 

sixty dollars 71,060 00 

264 For traveling expenses of fish and game wardens, 

and for other expenses necessary for the enforce- 
ment of the laws, a sum not exceeding forty-four 
thousand dollars 44,000 00 

Biological work: 

265 For personal services to carry on biological work, a 

sum not exceeding eighty-three hundred and 

twenty dollars 8,320 00 

266 For traveling and other expen.ses of the biologist and 

his assistants, a sum not exceeding thirty-four 

hundred and twenty dollars .... 3,420 00 

Propagation of game birds, etc.: 

267 For the maintenance of game farms and fish hatch- 

eries, and for the propagation of game birds and 
animals and food fish, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred twenty-two thousand dollars . . 122,000 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 
six thousand dollars 6,000 00 

Special : 

269 For improvements and additions at fish hatcheries 

and game farms, a sum not exceeding twenty-four 
thou.sand four hundred dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose ...... 24,400 00 

Protection of wild life: 

270 For expenses incurred in the protection of certain 

wild life, a sum not exceeding forty-five hundred 

dollars 4,500 00 

Marine fisheries: 

271 For personal services and expenses for regulating 

the sale and cold storage of fresh food fish, a sum 

not exceeding eighteen thousand dollars . . 18,000 00 

State Supervisor of Marine Fisheries: 

272 For personal services of the state supervisor of ma- 

rine fisheries and his assistants, a sum not exceed- 
ing nine thousand dollars .... 9,000 00 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



237 



Item 

273 



274 



275 



276 



277 



278 
279 
280 



281 



282 



283 



284 



For office and other expenses of the state super- 
visor of marhie fisheries, a sum not exceeding six 
thousand dollars ...... 

Enforcement of shellfish laws: 

For personal services for the enforcement of laws 
relative to shellfish, a sum not exceeding seven- 
teen thousand seven hundred dollars 

For other expenses for the enforcement of laws 
relative to shellfish, a sum not exceeding eleven 
thousand five huiidred dollars .... 

For expenses of purchasing lobsters, subject to the 
conditions imposed by chapter two hundred and 
sixty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars ........ 

Total 

Bounty on seals: 
For bounties on seals, a sum not exceeding eight 
hundred dollars ...... 

Division of Animal Industry: 

For the salary of the director, a sum not exceeding 
four thousand dollars ..... 

For personal services of clerks and stenographers, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand dollars 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling expenses of the direc- 
tor, office supplies and equipment, and rent, a 
sum not exceeding fourteen thousand and thirty- 
five dollars ....... 

For personal services of veterinarians and agents en- 
gaged in the work of extermination of contagious 
diseases among domestic animals, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy-three thousand dollars 

For traveling expenses of veterinarians and agents, 
including the cost of any motor vehicles pur- 
chased for their use, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
seven thousand five hundred dollars . 

For reimbursement of owners of horses killed during 
the present and previous years, travel, when al- 
lowed, of inspectors of animals, incidental ex- 
penses of killing and burial, quarantine and emer- 
gency services, and for laboratory and veterinary 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
eight thousand dollars ..... 

For reimbursement of owners of tubercular cattle 
killed, as authorized by section twelve A of chap- 
ter 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 
provisions of law and agreements made under au- 
thority of section thirty-three of said chapter one 
hundred and twenty-nine, as amended, during the 
present and previous year, a sum not exceeding 
eight hundred thousand dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose, and any unexpended balance re- 
maining at the end of the current fiscal year may 
be used in the succeeding year .... 

Total 



State Super- 
visor of 

$6,000 00 f.^rm^ 

' r ishenes. 



17,700 00 



Enforcement 
of shell- 
fish laws. 



11,500 00 



10,000 00 
$386,950 00 



Bounty on 
QQ seals. 



Division of 
$4,000 00 Animal 
' Industry. 

21,000 00 



14,035 00 



73,000 00 



37,500 00 



8,000 00 



800,000 00 
$957,535 00 



238 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



Item 



Reimbursement 285 
of towns for 
inspectors of 
animals. 



Reimbursement of towns for inspectors of ani~ 
mals: 
For the reimbursement of certain towns for com- 
pensation paid to inspectors of animals, a sum 
not exceeding fifty-five hundred dollars 



$5,500 00 



Department of 286 
Banking and 
Insurance. 

„. . . , 287 

Division of 
Banks. 



288 



Service of the Department of Banking and Instirance. 

Division of Banks: 

For the salary of the commissioner, the sum of six 

thousand dollars S6,000 00 

For services of deputy, directors, examiners and 
assistants, clerks, stenographers and experts, a 
sum not exceeding two hundred seventy-eight 
thousand nine hundred dollars .... 278,900 00 

For services other than personal, printing the an- 
nual report, traveling expenses, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding sixty-four thou- 
sand five hundred dollars .... 64,500 00 



Total 



$349,400 00 



Supervisor 
of Loan 
Agencies. 



Supervisor of Loan Agencies : 

289 For personal services of supervisor and assistants, 

a sum not exceeding eleven thousand seven hun- 
dred dollars $11,700 00 

290 For services other than personal, printing the 

annual report, office supplies and equipment, a 

sum not exceeding eighteen hundred dollars . 1,800 00 

Total $13,500 00 



Division of 
Insurance. 



Division of Insurance: 

291 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding six thousand dollars .... $6,000 00 

292 For other personal services of the division, including 

expenses of the board of appeal and certain other 
costs of supervising motor vehicle liability insur- 
ance, a sum not exceeding one hundred ninety 
thousand dollars, of which sum not more than 
twenty-eight thousand dollars may be charged to 
the Highway Fund . . . . . . 190,000 00 

293 For other services, including printing the annual 

report, traveling expenses and necessary office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-seven thousand dollars .... 



Total . 



37,000 00 
. $233,000 00 



Board of 
Appeal on 
Fire Insur- 
ance Rates. 

Division of 
Savings Bank 
Life Insurance. 



Board of Appeal on Fire Insurance Rates: 

294 For expenses of the board, a sum not exceeding two 

hundred dollars $200 00 

Division of Savings Bank Life Insurance: 

295 For personal services of officers and employees, a 

sum not exceeding twenty-eight thousand three 

hundred dollars $28,300 00 

296 For publicity, including traveling expenses of one 

person, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars 2,000 00 

297 For services other than personal, printing the annual 

report, traveling expenses, rent, office supplies 
and equipment, a sum not exceeding ninety-one 
hundred dollars 9,100 00 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



239 



Item 
298 



299 
300 



301 
302 



303 



304 

305 



306 
307 
308 



309 



310 



For encouraging and promoting old age annuities 
and the organization of mutual benefit associations 
among the employees of industrial plants in the 
commonwealth, a sum not exceeding thirty-two 
hundred dollars ...... 

Total 



Division nf 
Savings Bank 
Life Insurance. 



,200 00 



$42,600 00 



Service of the Department of Corporations and Taxation. 

Corporation and Tax Divisions: 

For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy-five hundred dollars . 

For the salaries of certain positions filled by the 
commissioner, with the approval of the governor 
and council, and for additional clerical and other 
assistance, a sum not exceeding two hundred 
twenty-two thousand dollars, of which sum not 
more than twenty thousand dollars may be 
charged to the Highway Fund to cover the esti- 
mated cost of collection of the gasoline tax, so- 
called ........ 

For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars ...... 

For other services and for necessary office supplies 
and equipment, and for printing the annual report, 
other publications and valuation books, a sum 
not exceeding forty-one thousand dollars . 



$7,500 00 Department of 
Corporations 
and Taxation. 

Corporation 
and Tax 
Divisions. 



222,000 00 
10,000 00 



Total 



41,000 00 
$280,500 00 



Income Tax Division (the three following ap- 
propriations are to be made from the receipts 
from the income tax) : 

For personal services of the deputy, assistants, 
assessors, assistant assessors, clerks, stenographers 
and other necessarj^ assistants, a sum not exceed- 
ing four hundred thirty-seven thousand dollars $437,000 00 

For traveling expenses of members of the division, 

a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars . . 10,000 00 

For services other than personal, and for office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred thirty-six thousand dollars . 



Income Tax 
Division. 



Total 

Division of Accounts : 

For personal services, a sum not exceeding eighty- 
three thousand five hundred dollars . 

For other expenses, a sum not exceeding fourteen 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 

For the administrative expenses required under the 
provisions of chapter four hundred of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and thirtj^, a sum not exceed- 
ing twelve thousand five hundred dollars . 

For services and expenses of auditing and installing 
systems of municipal accounts, the cost of which 
is to be assessed upon the municipalities for which 
the work is done, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred seventy-eight thousand dollars . 

For the expenses of certain Ijooks, forms and other 
material, which may be sold to cities and towns 
requiring the same for maintaining their system 
of accounts, a sum not exceeding eighteen thou- 
sand dollars ....... 



136,000 00 
$583,000 00 



Division 
583,500 00 of Accounts. 

14,500 00 



12,500 00 



178,000 00 



Total 



18,000 00 
. $306,500 00 



240 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



Reimburse- 
ment for loss 
of taxes. 



Item 



311 



Department 
of Education. 



312 
313 



314 



315 



316 



317 



318 



319 



320 



321 



322 



323 



324 



Reimbursement for loss of taxes: 
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 
thirty-one, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
nineteen thousand dollars .... $119,00000 

Service of the Department of Education. 

For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
ceeding nine thousand dollars .... $9,000 00 

For personal services of officers, agents, clerks, 
stenographers and other assistants, but not in- 
cluding those employed in university extension 
work, a sum not exceeding one hmidred one thou- 
sand eight hundred dollars .... 101,800 00 

For traveling expenses of members of the advisory 
board and of agents and employees when required 
to travel in discharge of their duties, a sum not 
exceeding ninety-five hundred dollars. . . 9,500 00 

For services other than personal, necessary office 
supplies, and for printing the annual report and 
bulletins as provided by law, a sum not exceeding 
eleven thousand five hundred dollars . . 11,500 00 

For printing and distributing certain bulletins, a 
sum not exceeding fifty-three hundred and twentj^- 
five dollars 5,325 00 

For expenses incidental to furnishing school com- 
mittees with rules for testing the sight and hearing 
of pupils, a sum not exceeding five hundred doUars 500 00 

For printing school registers and other school blanks 
for cities and towns, a sum not exceeding three 
thousand dollars 3,000 00 

For assisting small to^\Tis in providing themselves 
with school superintendents, as provided by law, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred one thousand 
doUars 101,000 00 

For the reimbursement of certain towns for the 
payment of tuition of pupils attending high schools 
outside the towns in which they reside, as pro- 
vided bv law, a sum not exceeding two hundred 
fifteen thousand dollars 215,000 00 

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, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
ninety-five thousand dollars .... 195,000 00 

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 
five hundred seventy-two thousand six hundred 
twenty-seven dollars and forty cents . . . 1,572,627 40 

For the expense of promotion of vocational rehabili- 
tation in co-operation with the federal govern- 
ment, including rent, with the approval of the 
department of education, a sum not exceeding 
seventeen thousand three hundred dollars . . 17,300 00 

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 four thousand dollars . . . 4,000 00 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



241 



Item 
325 



326 
327 



328 



329 



Department of 
Education. 



330 
331 
332 



333 
334 



335 
336 



337 



339 



For the education of deaf and blind pupils of the 
commonwealth, as provided by section twenty- 
six of chapter sixty-nine of the General Laws, a 
sum not exceeding four hundred thousand dollars $400,000 00 

For expenses of holding teachers' institutes, a sum 

not exceeding three thousand dollars . . 3,000 00 

For aid to certain pupils in normal schools, under 
the direction of the department of education, a 
sum not exceeding four thousand dollars . . 4,000 00 

For the training of teachers for vocational schools, 
to comply with the requirements of federal au- 
thorities under the provisions of the Smith-Hughes 
act, so-called, a sum not exceeding thirty-three 
thousand five himdred dollars .... 33,500 00 

For assistance to the children of certain soldiers, as 
authorized by chapter two hundred and sixtj'- 
three of the acts of nineteen hmidred and thirty, 
a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars . 3,000 00 

Total . $2,689,052 40 

English-speaking Classes for Adults: 

For personal services of administration, a sum not English- 

exceeding eleven thousand five hundred dollars $11,500 00 speaking 

Por other expenses of admmistration, a sum not Adults, 

exceeding four thousand dollars . . 4,000 00 

For reimbursement of certain cities and towns, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred fiftv thousand 
dollars " . . 150,000 00 

Total $165,500 00 

University Extension Courses: 
For personal services, a sum not exceeding one University 

hundred forty-two thousand eight hundred dollars $142,800 00 Extension 
For other expenses, a sum not exceeding fortj'-two Courses. 

thousand dollars 42,000 00 

Total $184,800 00 

Division of Immigration and Americanization: 

For personal services, a suni not exceeding forty- 
four thousand one hundred dollars 

For other expenses, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand seven hundred dollars .... 

Total . . 

DivLsion of Public Libraries: 
For personal services of regular agents and office 

assistants, a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand 

two hundred dollars ..... 

For other services, including printing the annual 

report, traveling expenses, necessary office sup- 
plies and expenses incidental to the aiding of 

public libraries, a sum not exceeding fourteen 

thousand three hundred dollars 

Total $28,500 00 

Division of the Blind: 
For general administration, furnishing information. Division of 

industrial and educational aid, and for carrying the Blind, 

out certain provi.sions of the laws establishing said 
division, a sum not exceeding forty-five thoasand 
five hundred dollars . . ' . . . $45,500 00 



Division of 
$44,100 00 Immigration 
and Ameri- 



10,700 00 
$54,800 00 



Division of 
Public 
$14,200 00 Libraries. 



14,300 00 



242 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



Division of 
the Blind. 



Item 

340 
341 

342 

343 

344 

345 



Teachers' 

Retirement 

Board. 



346 

347 

348 
349 

350 



Massachusetts 

Nautical 

School. 



351 



352 



353 



Maintenance 
and improve- 
ment of state 
normal schools. 



Bridgewater 
normal sobQo], 



For the maintenance of local shops, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy-two thousand five himdred dol- 
lars $72,500 00 

For maintenance of Woolson House industries, so- 
called, to be expended under the authority of said 
division, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand five 
hundred dollars 30,500 00 

For the maintenance of certain industries for men, to 
be expended imder the authority of said division, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred fifty-nine 
thousand dollars 159,000 00 

For instruction of the adult blind in their homes, a 
sum not exceeding seventeen thousand three him- 
dred dollars 17,300 00 

For expenses of providing sight-saving classes, with 
the approval of the division of the blind, a sum 
not exceeding seventeen thousand five hundred 
dollars 17,500 00 

For aiding the adult blind, subject to the condi- 
tions provided by law^, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred fifty thousand dollars .... 150,000 00 

Total $492,300 00 

Teachers' Retirement Board: 

For personal services of employees, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twelve thousand dollars . . . $12,000 00 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling expenses, office sup- 
plies and equipment, and rent, a sum not exceed- 
ing four thousand fifty dollars .... 4,050 00 

For payment of pensions to retired teachers, a sum 
not exceeding seven hundred fifty thousand 
dollars 750,000 00 

For reimbursement of certain cities and towns for 
pensions to retired teachers, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred ninety-three thousand three hundred 
sixty-seven dollars and thirty-nine cents . . 193,367 39 

For paj'ment into the annuity fund for the period 
of the year nineteen hundred and thirty, in ac- 
cordance with certain actuarial figures, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand nine hundred sixty-three 
dollars and fifty-three cents .... 10,963 53 

Total $970,380 92 

Massachusetts Nautical School: 

For personal services of the secretary and office 
assistants, a sum not exceeding forty-seven hun- 
dred dollars $4,700 00 

For services other than regular clerical services, in- 
cluding printing the annual report, rent, office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-three hundred dollars .... 2,300 00 

For the maintenance of the school and ship, a sum 
not exceeding eighty-nine thousand one hundred 
dollars 89,100 00 



354 



Total $96,100 00 

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 : 
Bridgewater normal school, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred fifty-eight thousand dollars . . $158,000 00 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



243 



Item 
355 

356 

357 

358 
359 

360 

361 

362 

363 

364 
365 
366 
367 
368 
369 
370 
371 
372 

373 
374 

375 



Bridgewater normal school boarding hall, a sum not 
exceeding seventy-eight thousand dollars . 

For expenses of a new roadway to the power plant 
at the Bridgewater normal school, a sum not 
exceeding fifteen hundred dollars 

Fitchburg normal school, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred seventy-three thousand four hundred 
dollars ........ 

Fitchburg normal school boarding hall, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-seven thousand dollars 

For the cost of rewiring the normal school building 
at the Fitchljurg normal school, a sum not ex- 
ceeding three thousand dollars . . . . 

For re-arrangement of electric service connections 
between buildings and re-location of transformers 
at the Fitchburg normal school, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-five hundred dollars 

Framingham normal school, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred sixty-nine thousand one hundred 
dollars ........ 

Framingham normal school boarding hall, a sum 
not exceeding eighty-seven thousand five hundred 
dollars ........ 

For improvements in the boiler room and in the 
heating system at the Framingham normal school, 
a sum not exceeding fifty-five hundred dollars 

Hyannis normal school, a sum not exceeding fifty 
nine thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars 

Hyannis normal school boarding hall, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars 

Lowell normal school, a sum not exceeding eighty 
six thousand four hundred dollars 

North Adams normal school, a sum not exceed- 
ing eighty-eight thousand dollars . . 

North Adams normal school boarding hall, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-four thousand dollars 

Salem normal school, a sum not exceeding one hun 
dred thirteen thousand seven hundred dollars 

Westfield normal school, a sum not exceeding sev- 
enty-eight thousand one hundred and fiftj^ dollars 

Westfield normal school boarding hall, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand six hundred dollars 

Worcester normal school, a sum not exceeding 
ninety-nine thousand three hundred and fifty 
dollars ........ 

Worcester normal school boarding hall, a sum not 
exceeding eighty-five hundred dollars 

For completing and furnishing the new normal 
school building in the city of Worcester, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred fifteen thousand dol- 
lars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose 

Massachusetts School of Art, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred twenty-nine thousand five hundred 
and fifty dollars ...... 



Bridgew ater 
$78,000 00 normal school. 



1,500 00 

173,400 00 
37,000 00 

3,000 00 

2,500 00 

169,100 00 

87,500 00 



Fitchburg 
normal school. 



Framingham 
normal school. 



5,500 
59,750 
25,000 
86,400 
88,000 
24,000 
113,700 
78,150 
10,600 

99,350 
8,500 



00 

Hyannis 
QQ normal school. 

00 

Lowell 
QQ normal school. 

North Adams 
QQ normal school. 

00 

Salem nor- 
QQ mal school. 

Westfield 
QQ normal school. 



00 

00 
00 



Worcester 
normal school. 



215,000 00 



Massachusetts 
School of Art. 



Total . 



129,550 00 
$1,653,500 00 



Textile Schools: 
376 For the maintenance of the Bradford Durfee textile 
school of Fall River, a sum not exceeding seventy- 
three thousand three hundred dollars, of which 
sum ten thousand dollars is to be contributed by 
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 .... 



Bradford Dur- 
fee textile 
school of 
Fall River. 



$73,300 00 



244 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



Lowell textile 
institute. 



New Bedford 
textile school. 



Item 

377 



378 



Massachusetts 

Agricultural 

College. 



379 



380 



381 



382 



For the maintenance of the Lowell textile institute, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred seventy-four 
thousand seven hundred dollars, of which sum 
ten thousand dollars is to be contributed by the 
city of -Lowell, and the city of Lowell is hereby 
authorized to raise by taxation the said sum of 
ten thousand dollars $174,700 00 

For the maintenance of the New Bedford textile 
school, a sum not exceeding seventy-two thousand 
seven hundred dollars, of which sum ten thou- 
sand 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 .... 72,700 00 

Total $320,700 00 

Massachusetts Agricultural College: 
For maintenance and current expenses, a sum not 
exceeding one million forty-five thousand four 



hundred and sixty dollars 



$1,045,460 00 



For an emergency fund to meet the needs of har- 
vesting big crops or other unforeseen conditions, 
which clearly indicate that additional revenue will 
be produced to equal the expenditure, a sum not 
exceeding five thousand dollars, provided, how- 
ever, that this appropriation be available only 
after approval of particular projects covered by 
it has been obtained from the governor and 
council . . . . . . . . 5,000 00 

For expense of making certain chang;es and im- 
provements in the drill hall, a sum not exceeding 
four thousand dollars ..... 4,000 00 

For the purchase and installation of an automatic 
stoker, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
dollars 3,000 00 

Item 380 of chapter 115 of the acts of 1930 — 
for the expense of remodeling North College 
dormitory — is hereby made available for the 
purchase of furnishings and equipment. 

Total $1,057,460 00 



\ 



Department of 383 
Civil Service 
and Regis- 
tration. 



Division of 
Civil Service. 



384 



385 



386 



Service of the Department of Civil Service and Registration. 

Administration : 
For personal services of telephone operator for the 
department, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred 
and sixty dollars $1,260 00 

Division of Civil Service: 

For the salaries of the commissioner and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding nine thou- 
sand dollars . . . • . .■ . ■ ■ $9,000 00 

For other personal services of the division, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred twenty thousand six 
hundred dollars 120,000 00 

For other services and for printing the annual re- 
port, and for office supplies and equipment neces- 
sary for the administration of the civil service law, 
a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars . 50,000 00 



Total . 



. $179,600 00 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



245 



Item 



387 

388 



389 



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 thirty-six 
thousand 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 eleven thousand five hundred dol- 
lars ........ 

Total 



Division of 
$1,800 00 Registration. 



36,000 00 



11,500 00 
$49,300 00 



Board of Registration in Medicine: 

390 For personal services of the members of the board, 

a sum not exceeding forty-three hundred dollars 

391 For personal services of members of the board and 

examiners for the registration of chiropodists, a 
sum not exceeding six hundred dollars 

392 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding seven 

hundred and fifty dollars ..... 

Total 

Board of Dental Examiners: 

393 For personal services of the members of the board 

and clerical assistance, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-eight hundred dollars .... 

394 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding one 

thousand dollars ...... 

395 For travel and other expenses necessarj^ in providing 

for the enforcement of law relative to the regis- 
tration of dentists, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand dollars ...... 

Total 



Board of Regii 
t,300 00 tration in 
Medicine. 



600 00 
750 00 



$5,650 00 



Board of 
Dental 
^3,800 00 Examiners. 

1,000 00 



1,000 00 
$5,800 00 



Board of Registration in Pharmacy: 

396 For personal services of members of the board, a sum 

not exceeding forty-three hundred dollars . 

397 For personal services of agent, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-four hundred and ninety dollars 

398 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding forty- 

five hundred dollars ..... 

Total 

Board of Registration of Nurses: 

399 For personal services of members of the board, a sum 

not exceeding twenty-one hundred dollars . 

400 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding six 

hundred dollars ...... 

Total 

Board of Registration in Embalming: 

401 For personal services of members of the board, a 

sum not exceeding three hundred dollars . 

402 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding two 

hundred and fifty dollars ..... 



Board of 
54,300 00 Registration 
in Pharmacy-. 

2,490 00 
4,500 00 



$11,290 00 



Board of 
,100 00 Registration 
of Nurses. 

600 00 



$2,700 00 



Board of 
$300 00 Registration 

in Embalming. 

250 00 



Total 



$550 00 



246 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



Board of 
Registration 
in Optometry. 



Board of 
Registration in 
Veterinary 
Medicine. 



State Ex- 
aminers of 
Electricians. 



Board of 
Registration 
of Public 
Accountants. 



State Ex- 
aminers of 
Plumbers. 



Item 

Board of Registration in Optometry: 

403 For personal services of members of the board, a 

sum not exceeding nineteen hundred dollars . $1,900 00 

404 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding six 

hundred dollars 600 00 

Total $2,500 00 

Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine: 

405 For personal services of the members of the board, 

a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars . . $600 00 

406 For other services, printing the annual report, 

traveling expenses, office supplies and equipment, 

a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars . 300 00 

Total $900 00 

State Examiners of Electricians: 

407 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding four 

thousand dollars $4,000 00 

Board of Registration of Public Accountants: 

408 For personal services of members of the board, a 

sum not exceeding six hundred and seventy-five 

dollars . :.•.•.• • • ^675 00 

409 For expenses of examinations, including the prep- 

aration and marking of papers, and for other 
expenses, a sum not exceeding twenty-three hun- 
dred dollars 2,300 00 

Total . . $2,975 00 

State Examiners of Plumbers: 

410 For personal services of the members of the board, 

a sum not exceeding eleven hundred dollars . $1,100 00 

411 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding two 

thousand dollars 2,000 00 

Total $3,100 00 



Department 
of Industrial 
Accidents. 



Service of the Department of Industrial Accidents. 

412 For personal services of members of the board, a 

sum not exceeding forty-two thousand five hun- 
dred dollars $42,500 00 

413 For personal services of secretaries, medical adviser, 

inspectors, clerks and officQ assistants, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred thirty thousand five hun- 
dred dollars 130,500 00 

414 For expenses of impartial examinations, a sum not 

exceeding thirty thousand dollars . . . 30,000 00 

415 For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding ten 

thousand five hundred dollars . . . 10,500 00 

416 For other services, printing the annur^l report, 

necessary office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding twelve thousand three hundred 
dollars 12,300 00 



Total 



$225,800 00 



Department of 
Labor and 
Industries. 



Service of the Department of Labor and Industries. 

417 For the salaries of the commissioner, assistant and 
associate commissioners, a sum not exceeding 
twenty thousand five hundred dollars . . $20,500 00 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 247 

Item 

418 For clerical and other assistance to the commis- Department of 

sioner, a sum not exceeding fifty-two hundred Labor ai)d 

dollars . . . . . . . . $5,200 00 ^''^""*'■'^^• 

419 For personal services for the inspectional service, a 

sum not exceeding one hundred thirty-four thou- 
sand eight hundred dollars . . . . 134,800 00 

420 For personal services for the statistical service, a 

sum not exceeding forty-seven thousand five 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose 47,500 00 

421 For clerical and other personal services for the 

operation of free employment offices, a sum not 
exceeding fifty-nine thousand three hundred dol- 
lars . • . . : • . • 59,300 00 

422 For personal services for the division on necessaries 

of life, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 

dollars 12,000 00 

423 For clerical and other assistance for the board of 

conciliation and arbitration, a sum not exceeding 

thirteen thousand dollars 13,000 00 

424 For personal services of investigators, clerks and 

stenographers for the minimum wage service, a 

sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars . . 15,000 00 

425 For compensation and expenses of wage boards, a 

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

426 For personal services for the division of standards, 

a sum not exceeding thirty-two thousand eight 

hundred and eighty dollars . . . . 32,880 00 

427 For traveling expenses of the commissioner, as- 

sistant commissioner, associate commissioners 
, and inspectors of labor, and for services other 

than personal, printing the annual report, rent 
of district offices, and office supplies and equip- 
ment for the inspectional service, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-four thousand dollars . . . 34,000 00 

428 For services other than personal, printing report 

and publications, traveling expenses and office 
supplies and equipment for the statistical service, 
a sum not exceeding eleven thousand two hundred 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose . . 11,200 00 

429 For rent, necessary office supplies and equipment 

for the free emploj^ment offices, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen thousand dollars . . . 15,000 00 

430 For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 

office supplies and equipment for the division on 
necessaries of life, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
five hundred dollars 2,500 00 

431 For other services, printing, traveling expenses and 

office supplies and equipment for the board of 
conciliation and arbitration, a sum not exceeding 
three thousand dollars ..... 3,000 00 

432 For services other than personal, printing, traveling 

expenses and office supplies and equipment for 
minimum wage service, a sum not exceeding fifty- 
three hundred dollars ..... 5,300 00 

433 For other services, printing, traveling expenses and 

office supplies and equipment for the division of 
standards, a sum not exceeding eighty-eight hun- 
dred dollars 8,800 00 



Total $421,480 00 



248 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



Massachusetts 

Industrial 

Commission. 



Item 



434 



435 



Department 
of Mental 
Diseases. 



436 

437 

438 

439 

440 
441 



Division 
of Mental 
Hygiene. 



442 



Psychiatric 
examinations. 



443 



Institutions 

under control 

of Department 

of Mental 

Diseases. 444 

Metropolitan 
state hospital. 



Massachusetts Industrial Commission: 
For personal services, including the employment of 
experts for services authorized under section nine 
B of chapter twenty-three of the General Laws, 
inserted by section one of chapter three hundred 
and fifty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-nine, a sum not exceeding seventeen 
thousand dollars . . . . . . $17,000 00 

For other services and expenses, including office sup- 
plies and travel, a sum not exceeding nine thou- 
sand dollars 9,000 00 

Total $26,000 00 

Service of the Department of Mental Diseases. 

For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand dollars .... $10,000 00 

For personal services of officers and employees, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred seventeen thou- 
sand five hundred dollars .... 117,500 00 

For transportation and medical examination of state 
charges under its charge for the present year and 
previous years, a sum not exceeding fifteen thou- 
sand five hundred dollars .... 15,500 00 

For the support 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 forty-five hundred dollars . 4,500 00 

For the support of state charges in the Hospital 
Cottages for Children, a sum not exceeding 
seventeen thousand dollars .... 17,000 00 

For other services, including printing the annual 
report, traveling expenses and office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding twenty-four 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 24,500 00 

Total $189,000 00 

Division of Mental Hygiene : 
For the expenses of investigating the nature, causes 
and results of mental diseases and defects and the 
publication of the results thereof; and of what 
further preventive or other measures might be 
taken and what further expenditures for investi- 
gation might be made which would give promise 
of decreasing the number of persons afflicted with 
mentai diseases or defects; and for makir.g a sur- 
vey of the feeble-minded within the common- 
wealth and an estimate of the number requiring 
hospital or custodial care or training such as the 
institutions for the feeble-minded are especially 
equipped to give, a sum not exceeding eighty-four 
thousand eight hundred and eightj^-five dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for the purpose . . . $84,885 00 

Psychiatric examinations : 
For services and expenses of psychiatric examina- 
tions of prisoners, a sum not exceeding sixty-five 
thousand dollars $65,000 00 

For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the following institutions under the 
control of the Department of Mental Diseases: 
Metropolitan state hospital, a sum n&t exceeding 
four hundred twenty-eight thousand four hundred 
and twenty dollars $428,420 00 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



249 



Item 
445 

446 

447 

448 

449 



450 



451 
452 



453 

454 
455 



456 



457 



458 
459 



460 



461 



462 



463 



Boston psychopathic hospital, a sum not exceeding 
two hundred fifty-three thousand one hundred 
dollars $253,100 00 

Boston state hospital, a sum not exceeding eight 
hundred forty-one thousand four hundred and 
eighty dollars 841,480 00 

For the purchase and erection of fencing for the 
Boston state hospital, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars 15,000 00 

Danvers state hospital, a sum not exceeding seven 
hundred thirty-seven thousand four hundred and 
ninety dollars . 737,490 00 

For renovating and furnishing what is known as 
the rear center of the Danvers state hospital, in- 
cluding improvements for kitchen, dining-room, 
chapel and other facilities, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred twenty-two thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose .... 122,000 00 

For the purchase and installation of X-ray equip- 
ment at the Danvers state hospital, a sum not 
exceeding four thousand dollars . . . 4,000 00 

(This item included in chapter 14, acts of 1931.) 

Foxborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
four hundred twelve thousand dollars 

Item 448 of chapter 386 of the acts of 1929 — for 
the purchase of certain power equipment for 
the Foxborough state hospital — is hereby re- 
appropriated. 

For grading at the Foxborough state hospital, a 
sum not exceeding three thousand dollars . 

(This item included in chapter 14, acts of 1931.) 

For furnishings for the nurses' home at the Fox- 
borough state hospital, a sum not exceeding forty- 
six hundred dollars ...... 

Gardner state colony, a sum not exceeding four 
hundred seventy-five thousand eight hundred 
dollars ........ 

For furnishings for the hospital building at the 
Gardner state colony, a sum not exceeding ninety- 
three hundred dollars ..... 

Grafton state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred sixty-eight thousand four hundred dollars 

For the cost of building sun porches on the building 
known as Pines D at the Grafton state hospital, 
a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose .... 8,000 00 

Medfield state hospital, a sum not exceeding six 
hundred thirty-seven thousand eight hundred and 
eighty dollars 637,880 00 

Item 456 of chapter 146 of the acts of 1929 — for 
the cost of providing additional water supply 
for the Medfield state hospital — is hereby re- 
appropriated. 

For furnishing two officers' cottages at the Medfield 
state hospital, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
dollars 3,000 00 

Northampton state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
five hundred twenty-four thousand nine hundred 
dollars . . . . . . . . 524,900 00 

For the purchase and installation of X-ray and dark 
room equipment at the Northampton state hos- 
pital, a sum not exceeding fifty-one hundred 
dollars 5,100 00 



Boston psycho- 
pathic hospital. 



Boston state 
hospital. 



Danvers state 
hospital. 



Foxborough 
412,000 00 state hospital. 



3,000 00 
4,600 00 

Gardner 
state colony. 

475,800 00 
9,300 00 

Grafton 
568,400 00 state hospital. 



Medfield 
state hospital. 



Northampton 
state hospital. 



250 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



Northampton 
state hospital. 



Taunton 
state hospital. 



Westborough 
state hospital. 



Worcester 
state hospital. 



Monson 
state hospital. 



Belchertown 
state school. 



Walter E. 
Fernald 
state school. 



Wrentham 
state school. 



Department 
of Correction. 



Item 

464 For furnishings for Ward C at the Northampton 

state hospital, a sum not exceeding seventeen 

thousand five hundred dollars .... $17,500 00 

465 Taunton state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred seventy-four thousand nine hundred and 

twenty dollars 574,920 00 

466 For the purchase and installation of sprinklers at 

the Taunton state hospital, a sum not exceeding 

eight thousand dollars 8,000 00 

467 (This item included in chapter 14, acts of 1931.) 

468 For furnishings for cottage at the Taunton state hos- 

pital, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars . 1,500 00 

469 Westborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding 

five hundred thirty-five thousand one hundred 

and forty dollars 535,140 00 

470 For the purchase of a flat-work ironer for the West- 

borough state hospital, a sum not exceeding sev- 
enty-eight hundred dollars .... 7,800 00 

471 For the cost of making improvements in the power 

house at the Westborough state hospital, a sum 

not exceeding forty-seven hundred dollars . 4,700 00 

472 Worcester state hospital, a sum not exceeding eight 

hundred twenty-six thousand one hundred and 

twenty dollars 826,120 00 

473 For the cost of renovating the heating system at the 

Worcester state hospital, a sum not exceeding 

twelve thousand dollars 12,000 00 

474 For furnishings for officers' cottages at the Worcester 

state hospital, a sum not exceeding three thousand 

dollars 3,000 00 

475 Monson state hospital, a sum not exceeding five hun- 

dred ten thousand one hundred and fifty dollars . 510,150 00 

476 For furnishings for the reception building and nurses' 

home at the Monson state hospital, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventeen thousand five hundred dollars 17,500 00 

477 Belchertown state school, a sum not exceeding four 

hundred forty-seven thousand two hundred and 

thirty dollars 447,230 00 

478 For the construction of walks and certain grading at 

the Belchertown state school, a sum not exceeding 

five thousand dollars . . . . . 5,000 00 

479 Walter E. Fernald state school, a sum not exceeding 

six hundred forty-six thousand nine hundred and 

forty dollars 646,940 00 

480 For extending the hot water lines at the Walter E. 

Fernald state school, a sum not exceeding five 

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

481 For the purchase and installation of sprinklers at the 

Walter E. Fernald state school, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-eight hundred dollars . . . 2,800 00 

482 Wrentham state school, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred forty-eight thousand dollars . . 548,000 00 

Item 494a of chapter 386 of the acts of 1929 — for 
the purchase of certain power ecjuipment for the 
Wrentham state school — is hereby reappropriated 

Total 

Service of the Department of Correction. 

483 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding six thousand dollars .... 

484 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 ninety-four thousand eight hundred and 
fifteen dollars 94,815 00 




Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



251 



For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, necessary office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding ninety-eight hun- 
dred and seventy-five dollars .... 

For traveling expenses of officers and employees of 
the department when required to travel in the 
discharge of their duties, a sum not exceeding six- 
teen thousand one hundred and twenty-five dollars 

For the removal of prisoners, to and from state insti- 
tutions, a sum not exceeding nine thousand dollars 

For assistance to discharged prisoners, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars 

For the expense of the service of what is known as the 
central index, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars ........ 



Depai tment 
of Correction. 



Total 



S9,875 00 

16,125 00 
9,000 00 
1,000 00 

1,000 00 
. $137,815 00 



Division of Research for the Prevention of Crime: 
For expenses of the division hereby established, a 
sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars ; provided, 
that the persons employed hereunder shall not be 
subject to civil service laws or the rules and regu- 
lations made thereunder ..... $10,000 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 six hundred ninety- 
three thousand seven hundred and ninety dollars 

For the purchase and installation of ovens and bak- 
ery equipment at the state farm, a sum not ex- 
ceeding nine thousand dollars .... 9,000 00 

State prison, a sum not exceeding four hundred 
thirty-four thousand four hundred and fifty dol- 
lars, including four hundred ninety-seven dollars 
and fifteen cents to reimburse John J. Jordan, an 
employee at the prison, for medical attendance 
after an injury received at the foundry, five dollars 
for medical attendance to Raoul A. Guimond, and 
twelve dollars for the loss of clothing belonging to 
Louis J. Bolyea 434,4.50 00 

Massachusetts reformatory, a sum not exceeding 
four hundred fifty-one thousand nine hundred 
dollars . 451,900 00 

For the purchase of what is known as Peirce Farm 
for the Massachusetts reformatory, a sum not 
exceeding twenty thousand five hundred" dollars 20,500 00 

For the purchase and installation of certain electrical 
equipment at the Massachusetts reformatory, a 
sum not exceeding six thousand dollars . . 6,000 00 

Prison camp and hospital, a sum not exceeding sev- 
enty-two thousand seven hundred and eighty 
dollars . 72,780 00 

Reformatory for women, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred seventv-three thousand six hundred and 
twenty dollars " . . . . . . 173,620 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 . . 000 00 

For the installation of certain equipment for refrig- 
eration and for the construction of a pump house 
and greenhouse at the reformatory for women, a 
sum not exceeding twelve thousand five himdred 
dollars 12,500 00 



Division of 
Research for 
Prevention 
of Crime. 



Institutions 
under control 
of Department 
of Correction. 



,790 00 State farm. 



State prison. 



Massachusetts 
reformatory. 



Prison camp 
and hospital. 



Reformatory 
for women. 



252 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



State prison 
colony. 



Item 

501 



502 



State prison colony, a sum not exceeding two hun- 
dred thousand nine hundred and twenty-five 
dollars, including reimbursement for clothing and 
other property lost in a recent fire 

(This item omitted.) 



$200,925 00 



Total 



$2,076,065 00 



Department of 5Q3 
Public Welfare. 

Administration. 504 



505 



Division of egg 

Aid and Relief. 



507 



Reimbursement 508 
of cities and 
towns for pay- 
ment of certain 
aid, etc. 509 



510 



511 
512 



Old age 
assistance. 



513 



Service of the Department of Public Welfare. 

Administration : 

For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seven thousand dollars .... $7,000 00 

For personal services of officers and employees and 
supervision of homesteads and planning boards, 
a sum not exceeding forty-seven thousand seven 
hundred dollars . . . . . . 47,700 00 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, traveling expenses, including expenses of 
auxiliary visitors, office supplies and expenses, 
and contingent expenses for the supervision of 
homesteads and planning boards, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eighty-four hundred dollars . . . 8,400 00 

Total $63,100 00 

Division of Aid and Relief : 

For personal services of officers and employees, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred twenty-seven 
thousand dollars $127,000 00 

For services other than personal, including traveling 
expenses and office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-two thousand dollars . 22,000 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 addition 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 eighty thousand dollars . . . 880,000 00 

For the burial by cities and towns of indigent per- 
sons who have no legal settlement, a sum not 
exceeding seven thousand dollars . . . 7,000 00 

For expenses in connection with smallpox and other 
diseases dangerous to the public health, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred seven thousand dollars . 107,000 00 

For the support of sick indigent persons who have no 
legal settlement and for cases of wife settlement, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars 100,000 00 

For temporary aid given to indigent persons with no 
legal settlement, and to shipwrecked seamen by 
cities and towns, and for the transportation of 
indigent persons under the charge of the depart- 
ment, a sum not exceeding one million three hun- 
dred thousand dollars 1,300,000 00 

Old age assistance: 
For personal services required for the administration 
of old age assistance provided by chapter one 
hundred and eighteen A of the General Laws, 
inserted by section one of chapter four hundred 
and two of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirty, a sum not exceeding forty-five thousand 
dollars 45,000 00 



, Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



253 



For other expenses, including rent, travel, office sup- 
plies and other necessary expenses, required for 
the administration of old age assistance provided 
by chapter one hundred and eighteen A of the 
General Laws, inserted by section one of chapter 
four hundred and two of the acts of nineteenjiun- 
dred and thirty, a sum not exceeding eighteen 
thousand dollars ...... 

Total 



Old age 
assistance. 



S18,000 00 
S2,606,000 00 



Division of Child Guardianship : 

For personal services of officers and employees, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred ninety-nine thousand 
five hundred dollars $199,500 00 

For services other than personal, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding forty-two hun- 
dred dollars ....... 4,200 00 

For tuition in the public schools, including trans- 
portation to and from school, of children boarded 
by the department, for the present and previous 
years, a sum not exceeding two hundred ten 
thousand dollars . . . . . . 210,000 00 

For the care and maintenance of children, for the 
present and previous years, a sum not exceeding 
one million three hundred ten thousand dollars 1,310,000 00 



Division of 
Child Guard- 
ianship. 



Total 



$1,723,700 00 



Division of Juvenile Training, Trustees of Massa- 
chusetts Training Schools : 

For services of the secretary and certain other per- 
sons employed in the executive office, a sum not 
exceeding fourteen thousand eight hundred dollars 

For services other than personal, including printing 
the annual report, traveling and other expenses of 
the members of the board and employees, office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-seven hundred dollars .... 



Division of 
Juvenile Train- 

$14,800 00 of Massachu- 
setts Training 
Schools. 



3,700 00 



Boys' Parole: 

For personal services of agents in the division for boys Boys' Parole, 

paroled and boarded in families, a sum not exceed- 
ing forty thousand three hundred and twenty 
dollars 40,320 00 

For services other than personal, including traveling 
expenses of the agents and boys, and necessary 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-two thousand four himdred dollars . 22,400 00 

For board, clothing, medical and other expenses 
incidental to the care of boys, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand dollars .... 25,000 00 



Girls' Parole: 

For personal services of agents in the division for Girls' Parole, 

girls paroled from the industrial school for girls, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-two thousand two 
hundred dollars 32,200 00 

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 sixteen 
thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars . . 16,750 00 



254 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



Item 



Tuition of 
children. 



Institutions 
under control 
of Massachu- 
setts training 
schools. 

Industrial 
school for boys. 

Industrial 
school for girls. 

Lyman school 
for boys. 



526 



527 
528 
529 
530 

531 



Massachusetts 

Hospital 

School. 



State In- 
firmary. 



532 



533 



534 



535 



536 



Tuition of children : 
For reimbursement of cities and towns for tuition 
of children attending the public schools, a sum 
not exceeding seventy-five hundred dollars . $7,500 00 

Total $162,670 00 

For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the institutions under the control 
of the trustees of the Massachusetts training 
schools, with the approval of said trustees, as 
follows : 
Industrial school for boys, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred sixty thousand one hundred dollars . $160,100 00 
Industrial school for girls, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred fifty thousand seven hundred dollars . 150,700 00 
Lyman school for boys, a sum not exceeding two 

hundred forty-one thousand dollars . . . 241,000 00 

For completing and furnishing the assembly and 
chapel building at the Lyman school for boys, a 
sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore ap- 
propriated for the purpose .... 10,000 00 
For completing and furnishing a brick cottage at 
the Lyman school for boys, a sum not exceeding 
seven thousand dollars, the same to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose 7,000 00 

Total $568,800 00 

Massachusetts Hospital School : 
For the maintenance of the Massachusetts hospital 
school, to be expended with the approval of the 
trustees thereof, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
ninety-eight thousand five hundred and sixty 
dollars $198,560 00 

State Infirmary: 

For the maintenance of the state infirmary, to be 
expended with the approval of the trustees thereof, 
a sum not exceeding one million ninetj'-three 
thousand nine hundred dollars . . . $1,093,900 00 

For the purchase of certain land to protect the source 
of water supply, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose 

For the expense of improving walks and driveways, 
a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose .... 

For the cost of building a new roof on the boiler 
house, a sum not exceeding sixty-two hundred 
and fifty dollars ...... 

Item 589 of chapter 115 of the acts of 1930 — for 
completing the building to be used as a maternity 
ward — is hereby made available for the purchase 
of equipment and furnishings. 

Item 590 of chapter 115 of the acts of 1930 — for 
the construction of an addition to the men's 
hospital — is hereby made available for the pur- 
chase of equipment and furnishings. 

Item 592 of chapter 115 of the acts of 1930 — for 
the construction of a building for industries — is 
hereby made available for the purchase of equip- 
ment. 



2.000 00 



4,000 00 



6,250 00 



Total 



$1,106,150 00 



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255 



Service of the Dcparitnenl of Public Health. 

Item 

Administration : 

537 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding seventy-five hundred dollars . 

538 For personal services of the health council and office 

assistants, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand 
one hundred dollars ..... 

539 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, traveling expenses, office sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding four- 
teen thousand eight hundred dollars . 

Service of Adult Hygiene (cancer) : 

540 For personal services of the division, including can- 

cer clinics, a sum not exceeding forty-three thou- 
sand seven hundred dollars .... 

541 For other expenses of the division, including cancer 

clinics, a sum not exceeding forty thousand dollars 

Service of Child Hygiene: 

542 For personal services of the director and assistants, 

a sum not exceeding thirty-eight thousand seven 
hundred and fifty dollars ..... 

543 For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 

office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-one thousand dollars 

Service of Maternal and Child Hygiene: 

544 For personal services for extending the activities of 

the division in the protection of mothers and con- 
servation of the welfare of children, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-one thousand eight hundred 
dollars ........ 

545 For other expenses for extending the activities of 

the division in the protection of mothers and 
conservation of the welfare of children, a sum not 
exceeding fourteen thousand nine hundred dol- 
lars ........ 

Division of Communicable Diseases: 

546 For personal services of the director, district health 

officers and their assistants, epidemiologists, bac- 
teriologist and assistants in the diagnostic labo- 
ratory, a sum not exceeding seventy-four thou- 
sand five hundred dollars .... 

547 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 
twenty thousand five hundred dollars 

Venereal Diseases : 

548 For personal services for the control of venereal 

diseases, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 
eight hundred dollars ..... 

549 For services other than personal, traveling expenses, 

office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
thirty thousand dollars ..... 

Wassermann Laboratory: 

550 For personal services of the Wassermann la]:)oratory, 

a sum not exceeding sixteen thousand six hundred 
dollars ........ 

551 For expenses of the Wassermann laboratorj^ a sum 

not exceeding fifty-two hundred dollars 



Department of 
$7,500 00 Public Health. 
Administration. 

20,100 00 



14,800 00 



Service of 
Adult Hy- 

43,700 00 ^'"°" ^"^"'="'^- 



40,000 00 

38,750 00 
21,000 00 

21,800 00 
14,900 00 

74,500 00 



Service of 
Child Hygiene. 



Service of 
Maternal and 
Child Hygiene. 



Division of 
Communicable 



20,500 00 






Venereal 
Diseases. 


13,800 00 




30,000 00 






Wassermann 
Laboratory. 


16,600 00 




5,200 00 





256 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



Antitoxin and 

Vaccine 

Laboratories. 



Iten 



552 



553 



Antitoxin and Vaccine Laboratories: 
For personal services in the investigation and pro- 
duction of antitoxin and vaccine lyniii) i and other 
specific material for protective inoculation and 
diagnosis of treatment, a surn not exceeding 
seventy-one thousand dollars .... $71,000 00 
For other services, supplies, materials and equip- 
ment necessary for the production of antitoxin 
and other materials as enumerated above, a sum 
not exceeding forty-two thousand five hundred 
dollars 42,500 00 



Inspection of 
Food and 
Drugs. 



554 



555 



Inspection of Food and Drugs: 

For personal services of the director, analysts, in- 
spectors and other assistants, a sum not exceeding 
fifty-four thousand two hundred dollars . . 54,200 00 

For other services, including traveling expenses, 
supplies, materials and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding fourteen thousand dollars . . . 14,000 00 



Shellfish En- 
forcement 
Law. 



556 



557 



Shellfish Enforcement Law: 

For personal services for administering the law 
relative to shellfish, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
two hundred and eighty dollars . . . 2,280 00 

For other expenses for administering the law rela- 
tive to shellfish, a sum not exceeding twelve 
hundred dollars 1,200 00 



Water Supply 
and Disposal 
of Sewage, En- 
gineering 
Division. 



558 



559 



Water Supply and Disposal of Sewage, Engineer- 
ing Division: 

For personal services of the director, engineers, 
clerks and other assistants, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-one thousand dollars .... 

For other services, including traveling expenses, 
supplies, materials and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-two thousand dollars 



71,000 00 



22,000 00 



Water Supply 
and Disposal 
of Sewage, 
Division of 
Laboratories. 



Water Supply and Disposal of Sewage, Division 
of Laboratories: 

560 For personal services of laboratory director, chem- 

ists, clerks and other assistants, a sum not ex- 
ceeding forty-four thousand dollars . ... 44,000 00 

561 For other services, including traveling expenses, 

supplies, materials and equipment, a sum not 

exceeding eight thousand dollars . . . 8,000 00 

Total $713,330 00 



Division of 
Tuberculosis. 



Division of Tuberculosis : 

562 For personal services of the director, stenographers, 

clerks and other assistants, a sum not exceeding 

forty-one thousand dollars .... $41,000 00 

563 For services other than personal, including printing 

the annual report, traveling expenses and office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
ninety-two hundred dollars .... 9,200 00 

564 To cover the payment of certain subsidies for the 

maintenance of hospitals for tubercular patients, 
a sum not exceeding two hundred eightj^ thousand 
dollars 280,000 00 

565 For personal services for certain children's clinics 

for tuberculosis, a sum not exceeding sixty thou- 
sand dollars 60,000 00 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



257 



Item 

566 For other services for certain children's clinics for 

tuberculosis, a sum not exceeding thirty-five 
thousand six hundred dollars .... 

Total 

For the maintenance of and for certain improve- 
ments at the sanatoria, as follows: 

567 Lakeville state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding 

two hundred ninety-five thousand eight hundred 
and fifty dollars ...... 

568 North Reading state sanatorium, a sum not ex- 

ceeding two hundred fifty thousand nine hundred 
dollars ........ 

569 For improvements in the water supply and for 

additional fire protection at the North Reading 
state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding fifty-seven 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose 

570 (This item omitted.) 

Item 590 of chapter 146 of the acts of 1929 — for 
the construction and furnishing of an admission 
and isolation building at the North Reading 
state sanatorium — is hereby reappropriated. 

571 Rutland state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding three 

hundred thirty-six thousand six hundred dollars . 

572 (This item omitted.) 

573 For the purchase and installation of electrical ec}uip- 

ment for the Rutland state sanatorium, a sum 
not exceeding seven thousand dollars 
Item 594 of chapter 146 of the acts of 1929 — for 
improving the water supply system and installing 
additional sprinkler heads at the Rutland state 
sanatorium — is hereby reappropriated. 

574 Westfield state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding 

two hundred sixty-five thousand four hundred 
and ninety dollars ...... 

575 For improving the water supply and for additional 

fire protection at the Westfield state sanatorium, 
a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose .... 

576 For the purchase and installation of X-ray and other 

equipment at the Westfield state sanatorium, a 
sum not exceeding six thousand dollars 
Item 649 of chapter 115 of the acts of 1930 — 
for alterations to administration building at the 
Westfield state sanatorium — is hereby made 
available for the purchase of equipment and 
furnishings. 

Total $ 

Pondville Cancer Hospital : 

577 For maintenance of the Pondville cancer hospital, 

a sum not exceeding two hundred forty-five 
thousand and fifty dollars .... 



$35,600 00 
$425,800 00 



Division of 
Tuberculosis. 



Lakeville state 
sanatorium. 

$295,850 00 

North Reading 
state sana- 
250,900 00 torium. 



5,700 GO 



Rutland state 
336,600 00 sanatorium. 



7,000 00 

265,490 00 

5,000 00 
6,000 00 

1,172,540 00 
$245,050 00 



Westfield state 
sanatorium. 



Pondville Can- 
cer Hospital. 



Service of the Department of Public Safety. 

Administration : 

578 For the salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding six thousand dollars .... 

579 For personal services of clerks and stenographers, a 

sum not exceeding seventy-six thousand five hun- 
dred and ten dollars ..... 



Department of 
$6,000 00 Public Safety. 

Administration. 

76,510 00 



258 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



Department of 
Public Safety. 

Administration. 



Item 

580 



Division of 
State Police. 



581 



582 



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 sixty-seven thousand six hun- 
dred and fifty dollars $67,650 00 

For the purchase and installation of electrical equip- 
ment for broadcasting and receiving purposes, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars 25,000 00 

Division of State Police : 
For the salaries of officers, including detectives, a 
sum not exceeding four hundred ten thousand 
dollars, of which sum not more than one hundred 
forty-nine thousand dollars may be charged to 
the Highway Fund 410,000 00 



583 For personal services of civilian emploj'ces, a sum 

not exceeding sixty-two thousand seven hundred 

dollars 62,700 00 

584 For other necessary expenses of the uniformed di- 

vision, a sum not exceeding three hundred sev- 
enty-two thousand dollars, of which sum not 
more than one hundred forty-eight thousand seven 
hundred and thirty dollars may be charged to the 
Highway Fund 372,000 00 

585 For expenses of what is known as teletype service, 

a sum not exceeding sixty-five hundred dollars . 6,500 00 

586 For traveling exj^enses of detectives, a sum not 

exceeding nineteen thousand dollars . . . 19,000 00 

587 For maintenance and operation of the police steamer, 

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

588 For personal services, rent, supplies and equipment 

necessary in the enforcement of provisions of law 
relative to explosives and inflammable fluids and 
compounds, a sxim not exceeding fifteen thousand 
five hundred dollars 15,500 00 



Division of 
Inspections. 



Board of 
Elevator 
Regulations. 



Division of Inspections: 

589 For the salary of the chief of inspections, a sum not 

exceeding four thousand dollars . . . 4,0C0 00 

590 For the salaries of officers for the l)uilding inspection 

servi(!e, a sum not exceeding fifty-five thousand 

and seventy-five dollars ..... 55,075 00 

591 For traveling expenses of officers for the building 

inspection service, a sum not exceeding sixteen 

thousand and twenty dollars .... 10,020 00 

592 For the salaries of officers for the boiler inspection 

service, a sum not exceeding sixty-seven thousand 

and twenty dollars . . . ... 67,020 00 

593 For traveling expenses of officers for the boiler in- 

spection service, a sum not exceeding twenty-three 

thousand dollars 23,000 00 

594 For services, supplies and equipment necessary for 

investigations and insj^ections by the division, a 

sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . . 1,000 00 

Board of Elevator Regulations: 

595 For expenses of the board, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred and fifty dollars ..... 150 00 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



259 



Item 



596 
597 



Board of Boiler Rules : 

For personal services of members of the board, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 

For services other than personal and the necessary 
traveling expenses of the board, office supplies 
and equipment, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars ........ 



Board of 
$1,000 00 Boiler Rules. 



500 00 



Total 



$1,242,625 00 



Fire Prevention District Service : 

598 For the salary of the state fire marshal, a sum not 

exceeding four thousand dollars 

599 For personal services of fire inspectors and others, 

a sum not exceeding forty-three thousand seven 
hundred dollars ...... 

600 For traveling expenses of fire inspectors, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-one thousand dollars 

601 For other services, office rent and necessary office 

supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
seven thousand dollars ..... 

Total 

State Boxing Commission: 

602 For compensation and clerical assistance for the 

state boxing commission, a sum not exceeding 
thirteen thousand nine hundred dollars . . 

603 For other expenses of the commission, a sum not 

exceeding fourteen thousand dollars . 

Total 



Fire Preven- 
$4,000 00 tion District 
Service. 



43,700 00 
21,000 00 

7,000 00 
$75,700 00 



State Boxing 
Commission. 



$13,900 00 

14,000 00 

$27,900 00 



Service of the Department of Public Works. 

The appropriations made in the following three 
items are to be paid two thirds from the High- 
way Fund and one third from the Port of 
Boston receipts: 

604 For the salaries of the commissioner and the asso- 

ciate commissioners, a sum not exceeding nineteen 
thousand five hundred dollars .... 

605 For personal services of clerks and assistants to the 

commissioner, a sum not exceeding ninety-one 
hundred and forty dollars .... 

606 For traveling expenses of the commissioners, a sum 

not exceeding three thousand dollars . 

Total 

Functions of the department relating to highways 
(the following appropriations, except as other- 
wise provided, are made from the Highway 
Fund) : 

607 For the personal services of the chief engineer, engi- 

neers and office assistants, including certain clerks 
and stenographers, a sum not exceeding eighty- 
nine thousand dollars ..... 

608 For services other than personal, including printing 

pamphlet of laws and the annual report, and 
necessary office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding eleven thousand dollars 

609 For the suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths 

on state highways, a sum not exceeding thirteen 
thousand dollars ...... 



Department 
of Public 



$19,500 00 ^°''^^- 

9,140 00 
3,000 00 



$31,640 00 



Highways. 



$89,000 00 



11,000 00 



13,000 00 



260 Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 

Item 
Highways. 610 For the construction and repair of town and county 
ways, a sum not exceeding two million five hun- 
dred thousand dollars $2,500,000 00 

611 For aiding towns in the repair and improvement of 

public ways, a sum not exceeding one million one 
hundred seventy-five thousand dollars . . 1,175,000 00 

611a For payments to the cities and certain towns of the 
commonwealth, as authorized bj' section seven 
of chapter one hundred and twenty-two of the 
acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding two 
million five hundred thousand dollars . 2,500,000 00 

612 For the maintenance and repair of state highways, 

including care of snow on highways, expenses of 
traffic signs and lights, and payment of damages 
caused by defects in state highways, with the 
approval of the attorney general, and for care and 
repair of road-building machinery, a sum not 
exceeding five million two hundred thousand 
dollars 5,200,000 00 

613 For the purpose of enabling the department of pub- 

lic works to secure federal aid for the construction 
of highways, a sum not exceeding two million four 
hundred eighty thousand dollars . . 2,480,000 00 

614 For administering the law relative to advertising 

signs near highways, a sum not exceeding seven- 
teen thousand dollars, to be paid from the General 
Fund 17,000 00 

615 For expenses of studies and for necessary payments 

during this fiscal year on account of any of the first 
twenty-one projects for the abolition of grade 
crossings contained in the program approved by 
the department of public utilities, as authorized 
by sections sixty-five to eighty, inclusive, of 
chapter one hundred and fifty-nine of the General 
Laws, as amended, a sum not exceeding seven 
hundred thousand dollars; and in addition 
thereto the sum of three hundred nineteen thou- 
sand one hundred thirteen dollars and thirty-four 
cents now in the treasury from the proceeds of the 
last issue of bonds by the commonwealth for the 
abolition of grade crossings is hereby made avail- 
able for expenditures authorized by said sections 
with the approval of the department of public 
works; and anj' unexpended balance remaining 
at the end of the current fiscal year may be used 
in the succeeding year ..... 700,000 00 

Total $14,685,000 00 

Registration of Motor Vehicles: 
Registration of 616 For personal services, a sum not exceeding nine 
Motor Vehicles. hundred fifty thousand dollars, of which sum ten 

thousand dollars may be charged to the General 
Fund, and the remainder shall be paid from the 
Highway Fund . . . . . . $950,000 00 

617 For services other than personal, including traveling 

expenses, purchase of necessary supplies and ma- 
terials, including cartage and storage of the same, 
and for work incidental to the registration and 
licensing of owners and operators of motor ve- 
hicles, a sum not exceeding six huntlred twentj'- 
nine thousand dollars, to be paid from the 
Highway Fund 629,000 00 

618 For printing and other expenses necessary in con- 

nection with pu])licity for certain safety work, a 
sum not exceeding twentj'-five hundred dollars, 
to be paid from the Highway Fund . , . 2^500 00 



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261 



Item 
619 



620 



621 
622 

623 
624 

625 



626 

627 
628 



For expenses of an investigation to provide measures 
for safety on the highways and for the reduction 
of accidents, a sum not exceeding twenty thou- 
sand dollars, to be paid from the Highway Fund $20,000 00 

Total . . ... . . $1,601,500 00 

Special : 
For expenditures by the department of public works, 
as authorized by chapter four hundred and twenty 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, a sum 
not exceeding one million two hundred and sev- 
enty-five thousand dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose and to be paid from the Highway 
Fund $1,275,000 00 

Functions of the department relating to water- 
ways and public lands: 

For personal services of the chief engineer and as- 
sistants, a sum not exceeding fifty-two thousand 
dollars ........ 

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 twenty-five hun- 
dred dollars ....... 

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 

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 tide waters and great 
ponds, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars 

For the improvement, development and protection 
of rivers and harbors, tide waters 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 
one hundred seventy-five thousand dollars, and 
any unexpended balance of the appropriation 
remaining at the end of the current fiscal year 
for the same purposes; provided, that all expendi- 
tures made for the protection of shores shall be 
upon condition that at least fifty per cent of the 
cost is covered by contributions from municipal- 
ities or other organizations and individuals, and 
that in the case of dredging channels for harbor 
improvements at least twenty-five per cent of the 
cost shall be so covered ..... 

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, as amended, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand dollars ..... 

For expenses of surveying certain town boundaries, 
by the department of public works, a sum not 
exceeding five hundred dollars .... 

For the supervision and operation of common- 
wealth pier five, including the salaries or other 
compensation of employees, and for the repair and 
replacement of equipment and other property, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred twelve thousand 
dollars, to be paid from the Port of Boston receipts 



Registration of 
Motor Vehicles. 



Special. 



Department 
relating to 
©CO nnn nn waterways and 
$52,000 00 publiclands. 



2,500 00 
5,000 00 



30,000 00 



175,000 60 

1,000 00 
500 00 

112.000 00 



262 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



Department 
relating to 
waterways and 
public lands. 



Item 

629 
630 



631 



632 
633 



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 depart- 
ment in connection with its functions relating to 
waterways and public lands, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred thousand dollars, to be paid from the 
Port of Boston receipts 100,000 00 

For the operation and maintenance of the New 
Bedford state pier, a sum not exceeding four 
thousand dollars 4,000 00 

For the compensation of dumping inspectors, a sum 

not exceeding three thousand dollars . . . 3,000 00 

For continuing the work in gauging the flow of 
water in the streams of the commonwealth, a sum 
not exceeding five thousand dollars . . . 5,000 00 

Total $498,000 00 



Specials: 
Specials. 634 For dredging channels and filling flats, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred ten thousand dollars, to be 
paid from the Port of Boston receipts and to be 
in addition to any amount heretofore appropri- 
ated for the purpose $110,000 00 

635 For the maintenance and repair of certain property 

in the town of Plymouth, a sum not exceeding 

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

636 For the construction of railroads and piers and for 

the development of land at South Boston and 
East Boston, a sum not exceeding twenty thou- 
sand dollars, to be paid from the Port of Boston 
receipts and to be in addition to any amount here- 
tofore appropriated for the purpose . . . 20,000 00 

637 For the purchase of certain land formerly owned by 

the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding twenty 
thousand dollars, to be paid from the Port of 
Boston receipts 20,000 00 

638 For the expense of work authorized by chapter four 

hundred and five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirty, a sum not exceeding seventy thousand 
dollars 70,000 00 

Total $224,000 00 



Department 
of Public 

Utilities. 



Service of the Department of Public Utilities. 

639 For personal services of the commissioners, a sum 

not exceeding thirty-six thousand dollars, of 
which sum one half shall be assessed upon the gas 
and electric companies in accordance with existing 
provisions of law $36,000 00 

640 For personal services of secretaries, employees of the 

accounting department, engineering department 
and rate and tariff department, a sum not exceed- 
ing thirty-one thousand seven hundred dollars, of 
which sum thirteen thousand two hundred and 
seventy dollars shall be assessed upon the gas and 
electric companies in accordance with existing 
provisions of law . , . . . . . 31,700 00 

641 For personal services of the inspection department, 

a sum not exceeding forty-two thousand two hun- 
dred and fifty dollars 42,250 00 



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263 



Item 
642 



643 



644 



645 
646 



647 



648 



649 



650 



651 



652 



653 
654 



655 
656 



For personal services of clerks, messengers and office 
assistants, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 
six hundred and thirty dollars, of which sum one 
half shall be assessed upon the gas and electric com- 
panies in accordance with existing provisions of law $12,630 00 

For personal services of the telephone and telegraph 
division, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 
nine hundred dollars 13,900 00 

For personal services and expenses of special investi- 
gations, including legal assistants as needed, 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 ...... 10,000 00 

For stenographic reports of hearings, a sum not 

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

For traveling expenses of the commissioners and 
employees, a sum not exceeding seventy-three 
hundred dollars . . . . . . 7,300 00 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding five thousand dollars . . . 5,000 00 

For stenographic reports of evidence at inquests held 
in cases of death by accident on or about railroads, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars 2,500 00 

Total $164,780 00 

The following six items are to be assessed upon 
the gas and electric companies: 

For personal services of the division of inspection 
of gas and gas meters, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
four thousand four hundred dollars . . . $24,400 00 

For expenses of the division of inspection of gas and 
gas meters, including office rent, traveling and 
other necessary expenses of inspection, a sum not 
exceeding seventy-four hundred dollars . . 7,400 00 

For services and expenses of expert assistants, as 
authorized by law, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred dollars 500 00 

For other services, printing the annual report, for 
rent of offices and for necessary office supplies 
and equipment, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
five hundred dollars 10,500 00 

For the examination and tests of electric meters, a 

sum not exceeding six hundred dollars . 600 00 

For expenses of the department of public utilities 
incurred in the performance of its functions 
relative to gas, electric and water companies and 
municipal lighting plants, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand dollars .... 25,000 00 



Department 
of Public 

Utilities. 



Items to be 
assessed upon 
gas and electric 



Total $68,400 00 

Division of Smoke Inspection: 

The following items are to be assessed upon the 
cities and towns comprising the district de- 
fined by chapter 651 of the acts of 1910, and 
acts in amendment thereof or in addition 
thereto: 
For personal services of the division, a sum not 

exceeding forty-one thousand dollars 
For other services, printing the annual report, rent 
of offices, travel, and necessary office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding twenty-one 
thousand dollars ...... 

Total $62,000 00 



Smoke 
$41,000 00 Inspection. 



21,000 00 



264 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



Sale of 
Securities. 



Item 



657 



658 



Bunker Hill 
monument, 
etc., main- 
tenance. 



659 



660 



Boulevards 
and parkways. 



661 



662 
663 



664 



Sale of Securities : 

For personal services in administering the law 
relative to the sale of securities, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-nine thousand seven hundred and 
fifty-five dollars ...... 

For expenses other than personal in administering 
the law relative to the sale of securities, a sum 
not exceeding twelve thousand five hundred 
dollars ........ 



Total 



Miscellaneous. 



For the maintenance of Bunker Hill monument 
and the property adjacent, to be expended by the 
metropohtan district commission, a sum not 
exceeding thirteen thousand dollars . 

For rebuilding steps and walks and for grading at the 
Bunker Hill monument, to be expended by the 
metropolitan district commis.sion, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand dollars .... 

Total 

The following four items are to be paid from the 
Highway Fund, with the approval of the Met- 
ropolitan District Commission: 

For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, a 
sum not exceeding six hundred eight thousand 
dollars ........ 

For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, a sum 
not exceeding three hundred thousand dollars 

For certain improvements in the Charles River 
basin, as authorized by chapter three hundred 
and seventj^-one of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-nine, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred fifty-five thousand dollars, representing the 
state's portion of the cost of such improvements 
required for the current year, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose ...... 

For maintenance of Wellington bridge, with the 
approval of the metropolitan district commission, 
a sum not exceeding fifty-five hundred dollars . 



$39,755 00 



12,500 00 
$52,255 00 



$13,000 00 



10,000 00 
$23,000 00 



$608,000 00 
300,000 00 



155,000 00 



5,500 00 



Total 



$1,068,500 00 



Unclassified 
Accounts and 
Claims. 



Unclassified Accounts and Claims. 

665 For the compensation of veterans of the civil war 

formerly in the service of the commonwealth, 
now retired, a sum not exceeding twent}' thousand 
dollars . $20,000 00 

666 For the compensation of any veteran who may be 

retired by the governor under the provisions of 
sections fifty-six to fifty-nine, inclusive, of chap- 
ter thirty-two of the General Laws, as amended, 
a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars . . 10,000 00 

667 For the compensation of veterans of the civil war 

formerly employed at the Soldiers' Home in 
Massachusetts, now retired, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred and fifty dollars .... 150 00 

668 For the compensation of certain prison officers 

and instructors formerly in the service of the 
commonwealth, now retired, a sum not exceed- 
ing thirty-eight thousand five hundred dollars . 38,500 00 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



265 



Item 
669 

670 



671 



672 



673 



674 



675 



676 



For the compensation of state police officers formerly 
in the service of the commonwealth, and now 
retired, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars 

For the compensation of certain women formerly 
employed in cleaning the state house, and now 
retired, a sum not exceeding nine hundred dollars 

Total . . . . • . 

For certain other aid : 

For the compensation of certain public employees 
for injuries sustained in the course of their em- 
ployment, as provided by section sixty-nine of 
chapter one hundred and fifty-two of the General 
Laws, as amended, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
eight thousand dollars ..... 

For the payment of certain annuities and pensions 
of soldiers and others under the provisions of cer- 
tain acts and resolves, a simi not exceeding fifty- 
two hundred and twenty-six dollars . 

Total 

For reimbursing officials for premiums paid for pro- 
curing sureties on their bonds, as provided by 
existing laws, a sum hot exceeding one hundred 
fifty dollars ....... 

For payment of any claims, as authorized by section 
eighty-seven of chapter thirty-two of the General 
Laws, as amended, for allowances to the families 
of members of the department of public safety 
doing police duty killed or fatally injured in the 
discharge of their duties, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars .... 

For small items of expenditure for w^hich no appro- 
priations have been made, and for cases in which 
appropriations have been exhausted or have re- 
verted to the treasury in previous years, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars 

For reimbursement of persons for funds previously 
deposited in the treasury of the commonwealth on 
account of unclaimed savings bank deposits, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 

Total 



Unclassified 
Accounts and 
5,000 00 Claims. 



900 00 



S75,550 00 





Certain 
other aid. 


$38,000 00 




5,226 00 




$43,226 00 






Reimbursing 
officials for 




premiums, etc 



$150 00 



2,500 00 



1,000 00 



1,000 00 
$4,650 00 



Sundry Permanent Improvements. 

Service of the Departmeni of Education. 

380b For the renewal of certain steam lines at the Massa- 
chusetts agricultural college, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars ..... 

Service of the Department of Mental Diseases. 

456b For the construction of a coal trestle, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand dollars .... 

456d For the construction of an employees' cottage, a 
sum not exceeding fourteen thousand dollars 

456e For the construction of additional sewage disposal, 
a sum not exceeding twelve thousand two hun- 
dred and fifty dollars ..... 

Grafton State Hospital : 
458a For renewing certain steam lines, a sum not exceed- 
ing fifty-three thousand dollars 



Sundry Per- 
manent Im- 
provements. 

Department of 
$15,000 00 Education. 

Massachusetts 

agricultural 

college. 



10,000 00 Department of 

Mental 
14,000 00 Diseases. 



12,250 00 



Grafton State 
53,000 00 Hospital. 



266 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



Medfield State 
Hospital. 



Taunton State 
Hospital. 



Westborough 
State Hospital. 



Belchertown 
State School. 



Walter E. 
Fernald 
State School. 



Wrentham 
State School. 



Item 

Medfield State Hospital: 
460a For the purchase and installation of new boilers, a 

sum not exceeding forty' thousand dollars . . $40,000 00 

Taunton State Hospital: 
465a For the purchase and installation of new boilers and 
providing for certain other improvements in the 
boiler plant, a sum not exceeding forty-five thou- 
sand dollars 45,000 00 

Westborough State Hospital : 
469a For enlarging and renovating what is known as the 
Childs building, a sum not exceeding twenty-seven 
thousand dollars 27,000 00 

Belchertown State School : 

477d For alterations to the present boiler house and for a 
boiler and other equipment, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars, to be in addition to 
an appropriation made in nineteen hundred and 
thirty of thirteen thousand dollars . . . 15,000 00 

47Sd For additional service by the construction of wells, 
standpipe, and sludge beds, a sum not exceeding 
five thousand dollars ..... 5,000 00 

478f For the construction of the second and third units 
of the schoolhouse gymnasium and assemblj' hall, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred sixty-three 
thousand dollars 163,000 00 

Walter E. Fernald State School: 

479a For the reconstruction of a building, including 
equipment, to be used as a contagious hospital, a 
sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars . 15,000 00 

479b For furnishing and equipping certain new buildings, 

a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars . 20,000 00 

479d For certain equipment for the heating plant and the 
extension of steam, water and electrical service 
lines, a sum not exceeding sixty thousand dollars 60,000 00 

479e For furnishings and equipment for the new service 
building, a sum not exceeding thirty-eight thou- 
sand dollars 38,000 00 

479f For the construction of new walks and roads, a sum 

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

480a For the purchase of additional land, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-six thousand dollars . . 26,000 00 

Wrentham State School: 
482e For furnishings and equipment for the addition to 

the service building, a sum not exceeding thirteen 

thousand dollars 13,000 00 

482f For furnishings for a nursery building, a sum not 

exceeding six thousand dollars .... 6,000 00 

482g For the cost of additional wells, a sum not exceeding 

fifty-five hundred dollars 5,500 00 



Department of 
Public Welfare. 

Industrial 
School for Boys. 



Massachusetts 

Hospital 

School. 



Service of the Deparbnerit of Public Welfare. 

Industrial School for Boys: 
527a For the construction, equipment and furnishing of 
a cottage for boys, a sum not exceeding eighty 
thousand dollars 80,000 00 

Massachusetts Hospital School: 
532a For the construction and furnishing of a house for 
the superintendent, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
two thousand dollars 22,000 00 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



267 



Item 

State Infirmary: 
535b For the construction and furnishing of an assistant State In- 

superintendent's house, a sum not exceeding firmary. 

twelve thousand dollars $12,000 00 

Service of the Department of Public Health. 

Westfield State Sanatorium: 
575a For the construction and furnishing of a dormitory 

for employees, a sum not exceeding seventy-nine 

thousand five hundred dollars .... 
576a For the cost of additional sewage and waste disposal, 

a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars . 

Pondville Cancer Hospital: 
577a For the construction of new filter beds and the Pondville Can- 

installation of additional sewage disposal works, cer Hospital. 

a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars . . 10,000 00 

Total $796,250 00 



Department of 
Public Health. 

79,500 00 Westfield State 
Sanatorium. 

5,000 00 



Deficiencies. 

For deficiencies in certain appropriations of previous 
years, in certain items, as follows: 



Deficiencies. 



Legislative Department. 

For expenses in connection with the publication of Legislative 

the bulletin of committee hearings and of the Department, 

daily list, and for the expense of printing a cumu- 
lative index to the acts and resolves of the cur- 
rent year, with the approval of the joint com- 
mittee on rules, the sum of twenty-nine hundred 
sixty-seven dollars and seventy-six cents . . $2,967 76 

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, 
the sum of twenty-one hundred seventy-one dol- 
lars and eighty-one cents ..... 2,171 81 

For expenses relative to the observance of the ter- 
centenary of the first general court in Massa- 
chusetts, as authorized by an order of the gen- 
eral court, the sum of fourteen hundred sixty- 
nine dollars and forty-five cents . . . 1,469 45 



Judicial Department. 

Justices of District Courts: 
For expenses of justices of district courts while 
sitting in the superior court, the sum of one hun- 
dred twenty-five dollars and eighty-one cents 

Probate and Insoh^ency Courts: 
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, the sum of one hundred twenty-nine 
dollars and seventy cents .... 

District Attorneys: 
For traveling expenses necessarily incurred by the 
district attorneys, except in the Suffolk district, 
for the present and previous j'ears, the sum of one 
hundred seventy-one dollars and forty cents 



Judicial 
Department. 

125 81 Justices of Dis- 
trict Courts. 



Probate and 

Insolvency 

Courts. 



129 70 



District 
Attorneys. 



171 40 



268 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



Commission 
on Adminis- 
tration and 
Finance. 



Art Com- 
mission. 



State Quar- 
termaster. 



Item 



Commission on Administration and Finance. 

For other expenses incidental to the duties of the 
commission, the sum of one hundred four dollars 
and six cents ....... $104 06 

Art Commission. 

For expenses of the commission, the sum of eighty- 
eight dollars and ninety-five cents ... 88 95 

State Quartermaster. 

For the care and maintenance of the camp ground 
and buildings at Framingham, the sum of one 
hundred seventeen dollars and eighty-seven cents 117 87 

For expense of maintaining and operating the Camp 
Curtis Guild rifle range, the sura of forty-one 
hundred eight dollars and eighty-seven cents . 4,108 87 



Secretary of 
the Com- 
monwealth. 



Secretary of the Commonivealth. 

For matters relating to elections: 
For expenses of puljlication of lists of candidates and 
forms of questions before state elections, the sum 
of twelve hundred twelve dollars and fifty-seven 

cents 1,212 57 

For personal and other services in preparing for 
primary elections, and for the expenses of pre- 
paring, printing and distributing ballots for 
primary and other elections, the sum of ninety- 
four hundred seventy-five dollars and ninety- 
three cents 9,475 93 

For printing laws, etc. : 

For printing the pamphlet edition of the acts and 
resolves of nineteen hundred and thirty, the sum 
of two hundred forty-one dollars and forty-seven 
cents . . . . . ... 241 47 

For printing and binding the blue book edition of 
the acts and resolves of the present year, the sum 
of sixty-two dollars and seventy-one cents . . 62 71 



Department of 
Conservation. 



Department of Conservation. 

Enforcement of shellfish laws: 
For expenses of purchasing lobsters, subject to the 
conditions imposed by chapter two hundred and 
sixty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-eight, the sum of four hundred twenty 
dollars and twenty-five cents .... 



420 25 



Department of 
Corporations 
and Taxation. 



Department 
of Education. 



Department of Corporations and Taxation. 

Reimbursement for loss of taxes: 
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 thirty, the sum of eighty-three hundred 
ninety-nine dollars and four cents 

Department of Education. 
For services other than personal, necessary office 
supplies, and for printing the annual report and 
bulletins as provided by law, the sum of two 
hundred sixteen dollars and sixty-one cents 



8,399 04 



216 61 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



269 



Item 



For the reimbursement of certain towns for the 
payment of tuition of pupils attending high 
schools outside the towns in which they reside, 
as provided by law, the sum of fifty-four hundred 
eighty-nine dollars and forty-eight cents . . $5,4S9 48 

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 eleven thousand seven 
hundred twenty-five dollars and fifty-five cents . 11,725 55 

Framingham normal school boarding hall, the sum 
of five thousand thirty-seven dollars and ninety- 
nine cents ....... 5,037 99 

Department of Civil Service and Registration. 

Division of Registration: 
For services of the division other than personal, 
printing the annual reports, office supplies and 
equipment, except as otherwise provided, the sum 
of ninety-four dollars and thirty-nine cents . 94 39 

Department of Labor and Industries. 

Massachusetts Industrial Commission: 
For other services and expenses, including office 
supplies and travel, the sum of eleven hundred 
seven dollars and sixty-seven cents 

Department of Industrial Accidents. 

For expenses of impartial examinations, the sum of 
twenty-six hundred seventy-nine dollars and 
fifty-nine cents ...... 2,679 59 

Department of Public Welfare. 
Trustees of Massachusetts Training Schools. 
Boys' Parole: 
For board, clothing, medical and other expenses 
incidental to the care of boys, the sum of two 
hundred seventy-six dollars and seventy-eight 
cents ........ 

Tuition of children : 
For reimbursement of cities and towns for tuition 
of children attending the public schools, the sum of 
five hundred thirty-nine dollars and eleven cents . 

Lyman School for Boys: 
For furnishings and equipment for a brick cottage at 
the Lyman school for boys, the sum of seventeen 
hundred thirteen dollars and ten cents . . 1,713 10 

Department of Public Safety. 
Division of Inspection: 
For traveling expenses of officers for the building 
inspection service, the sum of four hundred 
seventy-one dollars and twenty-four cents . 

Fire Prevention District Service: 
For traveling expenses of fire inspectors, the sum of 
two hundred ninety-eight dollars and seventy-nine 
cents ........ 

Department of Public Works. 

For administering the law relative to advertising 
signs near highways, the sum of seventeen hun- 
dred eighty-two dollars and seventy-one cents, 
to be paid "from the General Fund . . . 1,782 71 



Department 
of Education. 



Department of 
Civil Service 
and Regis- 
tration. 

Division of 
Registration. 



Department of 
Labor and 
Industries. 



1,107 67 Massachusetts 
Industrial 
Comiuission. 



Department of 

Industrial 

Accidents. 



Department of 
Public Welfare. 

Trustees of 
276 78 Massachusetts 
Training 
Schools. 

Boys' Parole. 

Tuition of 
539 11 children. 



Lyman School 
for Boys. 



Department of 
Public Safety. 

471 24 Division of 
Inspection. 

Fire Prevention 
District 
298 79 Service. 



Department of 
Public Works. 



270 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



Department of 
Public Works. 



Item 



Metropolitan 

District 

Commission. 





680 




681 


Mosquito 
control. 


6S2 


Revere Beach 
reservation. 


683 


Division of 

Metropolitan 

Planning. 


684 


Nantasket 

Beach 

reservation. 


685 


Wellington 
bridge. 


686 


Improvements 
in Charles 
River basin. 


687 
688 
689 



North metro- 
politan sower- 
age district. 



For the maintenance and repair of state highways, 
including care of snow on highways, expenses of 
traffic signs and Ughts, and payment of damages 
caused by defects in state highways, with the ap- 
proval of the attorney general, and for care and 
repair of road-building machinery, the sum of 
eighty-five dollars, to be paid from the Highway 
Fund $85 00 

Total $62,785 66 

Metropolitan District Co7mnission. 

The following items are to be assessed upon the 
several districts in accordance with the methods 
fixed by law, and to be expended under the 
direction and with the approval of the metro- 
politan district commission: 

678 For maintenance of the Charles River basin, a sum 

not exceeding two hundred sixteen thousand seven 

hundred and fifty dollars $216,750 00 

679 For maintenance of park reservations, a sum not 

exceeding nine hundred nineteen thousand seven 
hundred and seventy-four dollars, including a de- 
ficiency amounting to one hundred and seventy- 
four dollars 919,774 00 

For the expense of holding band concerts, a sum not 

exceeding twenty thousand dollars . . . 20,000 00 

For the expense of stream gauging, as a part of the 
maintenance of park reservations, a sum not 
exceeding thirteen hundred and fifty dollars . 1,350 00 

For the expense of work to provide better mosquito 
control, as a part of the maintenance of park 
reservations, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars . . . . . . 10,000 00 

For the expense of constructing an addition to the 
police station at the Revere Beach reservation, as 
a part of the maintenance of park reservations, a 
sum not exceeding forty thousand dollars . . 40,000 00 

For services and expenses of the division of metro- 
politan planning, as authorized by chapter three 
hundred and ninety-nine of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three, a sum not exceeding 
twenty thousand dollars 20,000 00 

For maintenance of the Nantasket Beach reservation, 
a sum not exceeding ninety thousand five hun- 
dred dollars . . . . . . . 90,500 00 

For maintenance of Wellington bridge, a sum not 
exceeding sixteen thousand five hundred dollars, 
the same to be in addition to the amount ap- 
propriated in item six hundred and sixty-four . 16,500 00 

(This item appropriated under Item 661.) 

(This item appropriated under Item 662.) 

For certain improvements in the Charles River 
basin, as authorized by chapter three hundred 
and seventy-one of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-nine, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
fifty-five thousand dollars, to be assessed upon the 
cities and towns in the metropolitan parks dis- 
trict in accordance with their taxable valuations, 
and to be in addition to the amount appropriated 
in item six hundred and sixty-three and to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose 155,000 00 
690 For the maintenance and operation of a sj'stcm of 
sewage disposal for the north metropolitan sew- 
erage district, a sum not exceeding three hundred 
seventy-five thousand three hundred dollars . 375,300 00 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 245. 



271 



Item 

691 



692 



693 



694 



695 



For the maintenance and operation of a system of 
sewage disposal for the south metropohtan sewer- 
age district, a sum not exceeding two hundred 
thirty-six thousand one hundred dollars 

For the maintenance and operation of the metro- 
politan water system, a sum not exceeding nine 
hundred fortj^-one thousand six hundred dollars 

For the construction of additions and improvements 
to certain supply and distribution mains, as a part 
of the cost of maintenance of the metropolitan 
water system, a sum not exceeding eight hundred 
thousand dollars, of which amount four hundred 
thousand dollars is hereby appropriated in an- 
ticipation of a further appropriation of four hun- 
dred thousand dollars to be made in the year 
nineteen hundred and thirty-two 

For the purchase and installation of certain boilers, 
as a part of the cost of maintenance of the metro- 
politan water system, a sum not exceeding thirty 
thousand dollars ...... 

For the purchase and installation of additional 
pumping equipment, as a part of the cost of 
maintenance of the metropolitan water system, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred fifty thousand 
dollars, of which amount fifty thousand dollars 
is hereby appropriated in anticipation of further 
appropriations of fifty thousand dollars in each 
of the years nineteen hundred and thirty-two 
and nineteen hundred and thirty-three 

Total 3 



South metro- 
politan sewer- 
age district. 



$236,100 00 



941,600 00 



Metropolitan 
water system. 



400,000 00 



30,000 00 



50,000 00 
5,522,874 00 



General and Highway Funds 
Metropolitan District Commission 



$62,469,241 23 
3,522,874 00 



Section 3. No expenditures in excess of appropriations 
provided for under this act shall be incurred by any depart- 
ment or institution, except in cases of emergency, and then 
only upon the prior written approval of the governor and 
council. 

Section 4. The sums appropriated for maintenance of 
certain institutions include allowances for the purchase of 
coal to April first, nineteen hundred and thirty-two, and 
balance representing these sums may be carried forward at 
the end of the fiscal year. 

Section 5. No payment shall be made or obligation 
incurred under authority of any special appropriation made 
by this act for construction of public buildings or other im- 
provements at state institutions until plans and specifica- 
tions have been approved by the governor, unless otherwise 
provided by such rules and regulations as the governor may 
make. 

Section 6. The budget commissioner is hereby directed 
to send a copy of sections three and five of this act to each 
departmental, divisional and institutional head immediately 
following the passage of this act. 

Section 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 24, 1931. 



Written ap- 
proval of 
governor and 
council required 
for certain 
e.xpenditures. 



Certain allow- 
ances included 
in appropria- 
tions for main- 
tenance of 
certain in- 
stitutions. 

No payment to 
be made for 
construction of 
public build- 
ings, etc., until 
plans have 
been approved 
by governor. 



Budget com- 
missioner to 
send copies of 
sections three 
and five to 
heads of de- 
partments, etc. 



272 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 246, 247. 



G. L., 185, § 6, 
etc., amended. 



C/ia».246 -^^ ^^^ RELATIVE TO THE STATUS OF CERTAIN CLERKS IN 

THE LAND COURT, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section six of chapter one hundred and eighty-five of the 
General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter four 
hundred and eighteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirty, is hereby further amended by adding at the end 
thereof the following: — The recorder may, with the ap- 
proval of the judge, appoint two assistant clerks of court 
who shall, under his direction, perform the duties of clerk of 
court, — so as to read as follows: — Section 6. The gov- 
ernor, with the advice and consent of the council, shall ap- 
point a recorder, who shall be clerk of the court and hold 
office for five years. He shall attend the sessions of the court, 
keep a docket of all causes, and affix the seal of the court to 
all processes or papers requiring it. Subject to the approval 
of the governor and council, the judge may appoint deputy 
recorders, who shall perform such duties as the court shall 
assign to them. The recorder may, with the approval of 
the judge, appoint two assistant clerks of court who shall, 
under his direction, perform the duties of clerk of court. 

Approved April ^4, 1931. 



Recorder of 
land court, 
term, duties. 



Deputy 
recorders. 



Assistant clerks 
of court. 



ChaV.247 ^^ -^^'^ authorizing the borrowing of money by THE 
CITY OF BOSTON FOR HIGH SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION AND 
CERTAIN OTHER PURPOSES. 



Theschool com- 
mittee of the 
city of Boston 
may make ap- 
propriations for 
construction, 
etc., of two new 
high school 
buildings, etc. 



City of Boston 
may borrow 
outside statu- 
tory limit of in- 
debtedness, 
issue bonds, etc. 



City of Boston 
High School 
Loan, Act of 
1931. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The school committee of the city of Boston 
may, by vote of four fifths of all its members, taken by yeas 
and nays, make appropriations by items, for the construc- 
tion and furnishing of two new high school buildings, in- 
cluding the taking of land therefor, and for school yards, 
and the preparing of school yards for use, which items may 
be subdivided as the committee may determine, for the 
financial year ending December thirty-first, nineteen hun- 
dred and thirty-one, of not more than two million dollars, 
in addition to the amount authorized by item (6) of section 
one of chapter two hundred and six of the Special Acts of 
nineteen hundred and nineteen, as most recently amended 
by section one of chapter three hundred and fourteen of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six. 

Section 2. For the purpose of meeting the appropriation 
of two million dollars authorized by section one of this act 
the city of Boston may borrow, outside the statutory limit 
of indebtedness, from time to time within a period of two 
years from the effective date 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. City of Boston High School 
Loan, Act of 1931. Each authorized issue shall constitute 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 248. 273 

a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more 
than fifteen years from their dates. Except as herein pro- 
vided, indebtedness incurred under this act shall be sub- 
ject to the laws relative to the incurring of debt by said city. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 28, 1931. 



An Act extending the benefits of state and military (Jhnji 248 

AID AND soldiers' RELIEF TO VETERANS OF THE INDIAN ^' 

WARS OR CAMPAIGNS, THEIR WIVES, WIDOWS AND DE- 
PENDENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section six of chapter one hundred and g. l. ns, § e. 
fifteen of the General Laws, as most recently amended by ^ ^" 
chapter two hundred and nineteen of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and tvv^enty-seven, is hereby further amended by 
inserting after the word "therein" in the forty-fourth line, 
as printed in chapter three hundred and fifty-seven of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twent3'-four, the following 
new paragraph: — Invalid pensioners of the United States state and miii- 
who served under the authority or b}^ the approval of the thoL^who° 
United States or any state or territory in any Indian war or served in in- 

,• •,! ..1 f. .■ dian wars or 

campaign, or m connection with or in the zone oi any active campaigns, etc. 
Indian hostilities in any of the states or territories of the 
United States prior to January first, eighteen hundred and 
ninety-eight, having enlisted in said service while an inhabit- 
ant of a town in this commonwealth and actually residing 
therein; 

Section 2. Said section six of said chapter one hundred ^. ^^ns, § e, 
and fifteen, as so amended, is hereby further amended by 
inserting after the word "therefrom" in the ninetieth line, 
as so printed, the following new paragraph: — The wives of Payment of aid 

" 1*1 * 1 I'iiTi* ^^ Wives and 

invalid pensioners who served m the Indian wars or cam- widows of yeter- 
paigns, and the v/idows of soldiers dying in such service, or ^'^rs^or'"^'^" 
after honorable discharge therefrom and while in receipt of a campaigns. 
pension from the United States; 

Section 3. Said chapter one hundred and fifteen, as g. l. iis, § 7, 
most recently amended in section seven by section one of ®*°' ^"^ended. 
chapter two hundred and thirty-three of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and thirty, is hereby further amended by striking 
out said section seven and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 7. The wife of a discharged soldier Restrictions as 
or sailor shall not be held to belong to any of the fore- of stlrteaidTo 
going classes, nor shall she receive state aid unless, if the wives and 
service of the soldier or sailor was in the war with Spain, tain°ve\eranT 
the Philippine Insurrection or the China Relief Expedition, 
she was married to him before his final discharge from such 
service, and, if his widow, before September first, nineteen 
hundred and twenty-two, and if his service was in the civil 
war unless she was, if his wife, married to him prior to his 
final discharge from such service, and, if his widow, prior 



274 



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G. L. 115, § 10, 
par. second, 
etc., amended. 



M'litary 
aid, etc. 

First class 
qu;ilifications. 



G. L. 115, § 17, 
etc., amended. 



Soldiers' relief 
for certain per- 
sons in military 
or naval serv- 
ice, etc., and 
for their de- 
pendents. 



to June twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and ninety, and 
if the service of the soldier was in any Indian war or campaign 
unless she was, if his wife, married to him prior to his final 
discharge from such service, and, if his widow, prior to March 
fourth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, and if the service 
of the soldier or sailor was on the Mexican border or in the 
world war unless she was, if his wife, married to him prior 
to his final discharge from the service or lelease from active 
duty therein, and, if his widow, prior to January first, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-eight. 

Section 4. The second paragraph of section ten of said 
chapter one hundred and fifteen, as most recently amended 
by section four of chapter one hundred and fifty-five of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby further 
amended by inserting after the word "wars" in the thirteenth 
line the words : — , Indian wars or campaigns, — so as to 
read as follows: — First Class, Each person of the first class 
shall have his settlement in the town aiding him; shall have 
served as a soldier, sailor or nurse in the manner and under 
the limitations prescribed in the first class of section six; 
shall have been honorably discharged or released from active 
duty in such United States service and from all appointments 
and enlistments therein; shall be poor and indigent and, by 
reason of sickness or other physical disability, in such need 
as would entitle him to relief under chapter one hundred and 
seventeen; shall not be, directlj^ or indirectly, in receipt of 
any other state or military aid, or of any pension for services 
rendered or disabilities incurred either in the civil or Spanish 
wars, Indian wars or campaigns, the Phihppine Insurrection, 
the Cliina Relief Expedition, Mexican border service or world 
war service as defined in section six. The disability must 
have arisen from causes independent of his military or naval 
service aforesaid. 

Section 5. Section seventeen of said chapter one hun- 
dred and fifteen, as most recentlj^ amended by chapter one 
hundred and ninety-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirty, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word 
"war" in the seventh line the following: — , or a pensioner 
of the United States who served under the authority or by 
the approval of the United States or any state or territory in 
any Indian war or campaign, or in connection with or in the 
zone of any active Indian hostilities in any of the states or 
territories of the United States prior to January first, eighteen 
hundred and ninety-eight, — so as to read as follows: — 
Secdon 17. If a person who served in the army or navy of 
the United States in the war of the rebellion, in the army, 
nav}' or marine corps in the war with Spain or the Philippine 
insurrection between April twenty-first, eighteen hundred 
and ninety-eight, and July fourth, nineteen hundred and 
two, or in the army, navy or marine corps in the world war, 
or a pensioner of the United States who served under the 
authority or by the approval of the United States or any state 
or territory in an}^ Indian war or campaign, or in connection 



Acts, 193L — Chap. 248. 275 

with or in the zone of any active- Indian hostilities in any of Soldiers' relief 

. . ,. , TT • 1 n V • T f'^'' certain per- 

the states or territories oi the United btates prior to January sons in military 
first, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, and received an i',^eret'c''! InT 
honorable discharge from all enlistments therein, and who has ^°Q^'g^j[/^ 
a legal settlement in a town in the commonwealth, becomes 
poor and wholly or partly unable to provide maintenance 
for himself, his wife or minor children under sixteen years of 
age or for a dependent father or mother, unless such condi- 
tion is the result of his own criminal or wilful misconduct, or 
if such person dies leaving a widow or minor children under 
sixteen years of age, or minor children over sixteen but under 
eighteen years of age who attend school or are incapacitated 
for work, or a dependent father or mother without proper 
means of support, such support as may be necessary shall 
be accorded to him or his said dependents by the town 
where they or any of them have a legal settlement, and his 
said dependents, in the case of his death, shall not be deemed 
ineligible to receive said support by reason of criminal or 
wilful misconduct on his part at any time during his life- 
time; but should such person have all the said qualifications 
except settlement, if he served in the war of the rebellion, 
or in the army, navy or marine corps in the war with Spain 
or the Phihppine insurrection between said dates, his widow, 
who has acquired a legal settlement in her own right before 
August twelfth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, which settle- 
ment has not been defeated or lost, or if he served in the 
world war and at the time of his decease was a legal resident 
of this commonwealth, his widow, who has a legal settle- 
ment and who has not remarried, and his minor children 
under sixteen years of age, and those over sixteen but under 
eighteen years of age who attend school or are incapacitated 
for work, shall also be eligible to receive relief under this 
section. Any crippled, blind or helpless child, whether a 
minor or adult, of a deceased person who served in the army 
or navy of the United States in the war of the rebellion, or 
in the war with Spain or the Philippine insurrection between 
April twenty-first, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight and 
July fourth, nineteen hundred and two, and received an 
honorable discharge from all enhstments therein, if such 
child is receiving a pension from the United States and is 
not otherwise eligible to receive relief under this section, 
shall also be eligible as aforesaid. Such relief shall be 
furnished by the aldermen or selectmen, or, in Boston, by 
the soldiers' relief commissioner, subject, however, to the 
direction of the city council of said city as to the amount 
to be paid. The beneficiary shall receive said relief at home, 
or at such other place as the aldermen, selectmen or soldiers' 
relief commissioner deem proper, but he shall not be com- 
pelled to receive the same at an infirmary or public institu- 
tion unless his physical or mental condition requires, or, if 
a minor, unless his parents or guardian so elect. 

If an applicant for military aid or soldiers' relief has a Notice to cer- 
settlement outside of the town where the application is appiic'Ition^for 



276 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 249. 



military aid or 
soldiers' relief. 

Procedure in 
case of unrea- 
sonable delay 
in aiding 
applicant. 



Penalty. 



Applicable to 
certain army 
nurses, etc. 



made, the official required to act thereon shall, within three 
days, notify the corresponding official in the town of the 
applicant's settlement, and also the commissioner. If the 
town of settlement of an applicant for soldiers' relief un- 
reasonably delays in aiding the applicant after receipt of 
said notice, the town of the applicant's residence shall forth- 
with grant such aid as the commissioner may order, and the 
town so granting such aid shall be reimbursed in full therefor 
by the town of the applicant's settlement. Any town official 
required to act on such order of the commissioner who re- 
fuses and neglects to comply therewith shall be punished by 
a fine of not less than twenty-five nor more than one hundred 
dollars. 

This section shall also apply to army nurses who served in 
the army hospitals of the United States during the civil war 
and are entitled to state aid under section six and to army 
nurses and their dependents as specified herein who served 
in the army, navy or marine corps during the war with 
Spain or during the Philippine insurrection between April 
twenty-first, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, and July 
fourth, nineteen hundred and two, or during the world war. 

Approved April 28, 1931. 



Chap. 2^^ An Act authorizing the city of boston to borrow money 

FOR THE reconstruction OF STREETS. 



City of Boston 
may borrow 
money for the 
reconstruction 
of streets. 



Boston Street 
Loan, Act of 
1931. 



May levy taxes 
outside tax 
limit, etc. 



Submission to 
city council, 
etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of reconstructing accepted 
streets, the city of Boston may borrow, outside the statutory 
limit of indebtedness, from time to time within a period of 
two years from the passage of this act, such sums as may 
be necessary, not exceeding, in the aggregate, five hundred 
thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Boston Street Loan, 
Act of 1931. Each authorized issue shall constitute a sepa- 
rate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than ten 
years from their dates, but no issue shall be authorized under 
this act unless a sum equal to each such authorized issue is 
voted for the same purpose, to be raised from taxes or other 
sources of revenue or from the proceeds of indebtedness 
incurred within the statutory limit of indebtedness. Except 
as herein provided, indebtedness incurred under this act shall 
be subject to the laws relative to the incurring of debt by 
said city. 

Section 2. The said city, for the purpose of raising any 
sum voted to be raised by taxation as authorized by section 
one, may levy taxes outside the tax limit for general mu- 
nicipal purposes to an amount not exceeding the amount so 
voted. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance during the current year by vote of the city council of 
said city, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not 
otherwise. Approved April 28, 1931. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 250. 277 

An Act relative to the construction, alteration and /^z,^^ ocn 

MAINTENANCE OF BUILDINGS IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. ^* 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter five hundred and fifty of the acts 1907, 550, § lo, 
of nineteen hundred and seven, as amended in section ten by ^^'^- ^^mended. 
section two of chapter three hundred and fifty-two of the 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and fifteen, by section 
one of chapter sixty of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one and by section five of chapter four hundred and 
sixty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, 
is hereby further amended by striking out said section ten 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 10. Boston buiid- 
The provisions of this act shall not apply to public highway to^aifi^y to 
and railway bridges, quays or wharves, nor to buildings structures 
belonging to and occupied by the United States, or the com- 
monwealth, nor to railroad stations used exclusively for rail- 
road purposes, nor to voting booths erected and maintained 
by the board of election commissioners. 

Except as otherwise provided by law, the provisions of fe°taYn boards 
this act shall not be held to deprive the board of health, the ^pd commis- 
police commissioner, the board of street commissioners, the beabridged. 
board of examiners of gas fitters, the commissioner of wires 
or the fire commissioner of the city of Boston, of any power 
or authority, except as to the construction of buildings, 
which they have at the date of the passage of this act or of 
the remedies for the enforcement of the orders of said boards 
or officers, unless such powers, authorities or remedies are 
inconsistent with the provisions of this act; nor to repeal any 
existing law not herein expressly repealed, except so far as it 
may be inconsistent with the provisions of this act. 

Section 2. Section five of said chapter five hundred and gtc^'amende'd 
fifty, as amended by section two of chapter two hundred and 
five of the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen, by section 
two of chapter one hundred and fifty-five of the Special 
Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen, by section one of 
chapter ninety-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twenty, and by section three of chapter four hundred and 
sixty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, 
is hereby further amended by striking out the second para- 
graph and inserting in place thereof the following: — 

Before beginning the removal of any building or other Notice as to 
structure, the building commissioner shall give notice, by ^^ma'^temis* 
mail, to the owner of his right to the material, upon request, °[(^'^^o''be^^' 
if he is known and can be found; otherwise by posting an removed, 
attested copy of such notice in a conspicuous place upon the 
external walls of such building. If the owner claims the 
material, he shall at once so notify the commissioner in writ- 
ing and shall remove the same within ten days after the 
building or structure is taken down, and if he fails to do so 
the building commissioner may dispose of the material. 

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

Approved April 29, 1931. 



278 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 251, 252. 



Chap. 251 An Act relative to the care and maintenance of a 

BRIDGE OVER THE CONNECTICUT RIVER BETWEEN THE 
CITY OF NORTHAMPTON AND THE TOWN OF HADLEY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter seven hundred and nine of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby amended by 
striking out section four and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 4- The expense of the care and main- 
tenance of said bridge shall be apportioned and paid as 
follows : — The county of Hampshire shall pay fifty-seven 
per cent; the city of Northampton shall pa}' twenty-eight 
per cent; the town of Hadley shall pay three per cent and 
the town of Amherst shall pay twelve per cent. 

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

Approved April 29, 1931. 



1914, 709, § 4, 
amended. 



Apportionment 
of expense of 
care and main- 
tenance of 
bridge over 
Connecticut 
river between 
Northampton 
and Hadley. 



Board of pub- 
lic safety in 
city of Holyoke, 
establish- 
ment, powers. 



Chap. 252 An Act establishing a board of public safety in the 

CITY OF holyoke AND REGULATING THE POWERS AND 
DUTIES OF SAID BOARD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. In the city of Holyoke the city engineer, the 
city marshal and the chief of the fire department shall con- 
stitute an unpaid board to be known as the board of public 
safety. Said board shall constitute in said city the local 
licensing authority for the purposes of chapter one hundred 
and forty-eight of the General Laws, as appearing in section 
one of chapter three hundred and ninety-nine of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and thirty, and its amendments. In said 
city the endorsement of the head of the fire department 
upon the apphcation for any license under section thirteen 
of said chapter one hundred and forty-eight shall not be a 
prerequisite to the granting of such license, nor shall any 
action by the head of the fire department be required to 
validate any action of said board under section fifty-six of 
said chapter one hundred and fortj-eight. 

Section 2. Said board shall designate and may for 
cause remove as its clerk either the clerk of the fire com- 
mission or the clerk of the police department. Said clerk 
shall keep full and accurate records of the doings of said 
board, which records shall at all times be open to public 
inspection. All provisions of said section thirteen relative 
to the city clerk shall, in said city, relate to the clerk of said 
board. 

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

Approved April 29, 1931. 



Clerli, duties. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 253, 254. 279 



An Act relative to interest on damages awarded in QJidj) 253 

ACTIONS FOR DEATH TRIED WITHOUT JURY. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to Emergency 
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. Section eleven of chapter two hundred and ^^nj^nde'd' ^ *^' 
twenty-nine of the General Laws is hereby amended by in- ' 
serting after the word "given" in the first hne the words: — 
or a finding made, — by inserting after the word "rendered" 
in the fourth line the words: — or finding made, — and by 
inserting after the word "verdict" in the sixth line the 
words: — or finding, — so as to read as follows: — Section 11. interest on 
In any civil action in which a verdict is given or a finding awarded in 
made for pecuniary damages for the death, with or without death tr^ed 
conscious suffering, of any person, whether or not such without jury. 
person was in the employment of the defendant against whom 
the verdict is rendered or finding made, there shall be added 
to the amount of the damages interest thereon from the date 
of the writ, even though such interest brings the amount of 
the verdict or finding bej^ond the maximum liability imposed 
by law. 

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

Approved April 29, 1931. 



An Act subjecting the offices of clerks and assistant (JJidjj 254 

CLERKS OF THE MUNICIPAL COURT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON 
TO CLASSIFICATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section forty-nine of chapter thirty-five of ^^njed^*^' 
the General Laws, as inserted by section five of chapter four 
hundred of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, is hereby 
amended by striking out, in the fifth and sixth lines, the 
words "justices, special justices, clerks and assistant clerks 
of the district courts" and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — justices and special justices of the district courts, 
clerks and assistant clerks of the district courts other than 
the municipal court of the city of Boston, — and by insert- 
ing after the word "justices," in the sixth line the word: — 
other, — so as to read as follows : — Section 49- Every offices and 
office and position whereof the salary is wholly payable from u^fereof^saia- 
the treasury of one or more counties, or from funds admin- ^'i^f/from^trea 
istered by and through county officials, except the offices of my of one or 
county commissioners and associate county commissioners, Sc.%xcepf*'^' 
justices and special justices of the district courts, clerks to'be'cia^i^fi^ld 
and assistant clerks of the district courts other than the by board, 
municipal court of the city of Boston, trial justices, other 
offices and positions filled by appointment of the governor 



280 Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 255, 256. 

with the advice and consent of the council, and probation 
officers, shall be classified by the board in the manner pro- 
vided by sections forty-eight to fifty-six, inclusive, and every 
such office and position, now existing or hereafter estab- 
lished, shall be allocated by the board to its proper place 
Offices and in sucli classification. Offices and positions in the service 
L7vice"oV"er- of any department, board, school or hospital principally 
mintt'^schoois supportcd by the funds of the county or counties, or in 
or hosj)itais the scrvicc of a hospital district established under sections 
smcaUon? '^ ^^ seventy-eight to ninety-one, inclusive, of chapter one hun- 
dred and eleven, shall likewise be subject to classification as 
aforesaid. 
Muo'be°di'-'''^^'^ Section 2. The salary of no clerk or assistant clerk in 
minished, etc. office ou the effcctivc date of his classification under author- 
ity hereof shall be diminished by reason of such classification. 

Approved April 29, 1931. 



Chap. 255 An Act relative to the American academy of arts and 

SCIENCES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

1779, 46, § 4, Section four of chapter forty-six of the acts of seventeen 

hundred and seventy-nine, as amended by section one of 

chapter one hundred and twenty-nine of the acts of nineteen 

hundred and ten and by section one of chapter forty-seven of 

the acts of nineteen hundred and eleven, is hereby further 

amended by striking out, in the twelfth line, the word "four" 

and inserting in place thereof the word : — six, — so as to 

American read as f ollows : — Section 4- That the fellows of the said 

Arts''a™d °^ academy may from time to time elect such persons to be 

mimborshi fcllows thcrcof as they shall judge proper; and that they 

shall have full power and authority from time to time to 

suspend, expel or disfranchise any fellow of the said academy 

who shall by his conduct render himself unworthy of a place 

in that body, in the judgment of the academy; and also to 

settle and establish the rules, forms and conditions of elec- 

Proviso. tion, suspension, expulsion and disfranchisement: provided, 

that the number of the said academy, who are inhabitants 

of this state, shall not at any one time be more than six 

hundred nor less than forty. Approved April 29, 1931. 



Chap. 256 An Act reforming the terminology in illegitimacy 

CASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sc^ameAded Section 1. Scctiou eight of chapter one hundred and 
twenty-one of the General Laws, as amended by section 
thirty-five of chapter one hundred and fifty-five of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, is hereby further 
amended by striking out, in the sixth line, the word "bas- 
tardy" and inserting in place thereof the word: — illegiti- 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 256. . 281 

macy, — so as to read as follows: — Section 8. It shall as- Duties of 
certain whether any inmates of state institutions under its department 

. . -^ , . , 1111°' public wel- 

supei'vision have settlements m the commonwealth, and shall fare relative 
cause laws relative to the support by towns of sane state state'^cha^ges. 
charges to be enforced, and may prosecute cases of illegiti- 
macy if the mother has no settlement in the commonwealth. 
It shall also prepare, and annually mail, on or before April 
first, to the clerk of the board of public welfare of each 
town, a form for returns to be made by such boards under 
sections thirty-three and thirty-four of chapter one hundred 
and seventeen, and from said returns it shall prepare tables 
of persons supported by towns. 

Section 2. Section twenty-two of chapter two hundred ^^j^- ?^|' § 2^' 
and seventy-two of the General Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out, in the second line, the words "a bastard" and 
inserting in place thereof the word: — illegitimate, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 22. A woman who conceals the Concealment 
death of issue of her body, which if born alive would be |ieatii°of"''^ °^ 
illegitimate, so that it cannot be ascertained whether it was illegitimate 
born alive or, if born alive, whether it was murdered, shall be 
punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars or 
by imprisonment for not more than one year. 

Section 3. Section twenty-three of said chapter two g. l. 272, § 23, 
hundred and seventy-two is hereby amended by striking out, ^^ended. 
in the first line, the word "bastard" and inserting in place 
thereof the word: — illegitimate, — so as to read as follows: 
— Section 23. A woman indicted for the murder of her in- joinder of 
fant illegitimate child may also be charged in the same in- "onceaLient. 
dictment with the crime described in the preceding section; 
and if she is acquitted of murder, she may be convicted of the 
concealment. 

Section 4. Chapter two hundred and seventy-three of ^^^ndl'd' *'*'^ 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the 
title of said chapter and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: — Desertion, Non-Support and Illegitimacy, — and ^^onTn^°^* 
by striking out the heading above sections eleven to nine- to 19, inclusive, 
teen, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the word: — ^^^^ 
Illegitimacy. 

Section 5. Section nineteen of said chapter two hun- g. l. 273, § 19. 
dred and seventy-three is hereby amended by striking out, ''™«"'^^'i- 
in the second line, the word "bastardy" and inserting in 
place thereof the word : — illegitimacy, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 19. No proceedings shall be maintained afterTiieghi"-*'^^ 
under any of the eight preceding sections in any case where inacy proceed- 
illegitimacy proceedings were begun before July first, nine- fSnner"iaw. 
teen hundred and thirteen. 

Section 6. The schedule of forms and pleadings ap- schedule of 
pended at the end of chapter two hundred and seventy-seven i°wings ap- 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the en"i'|,'fG*L 
word "bastardy" wherever appearing therein and inserting 277 amended. 
in place thereof the word: — illegitimacy. 

Approved April 29, 1931. 



282 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 257. 



Town of West 
Boylston au- 
thorized to 
receive the real 
and pcrsonul 
property of the 
Mount Vernon 
Cemetery 
Association. 



C/ia7).257 An Act authorizing the town of west boylston to 

RECEIVE AND ADMINISTER THE PROPERTY OF THE MOUNT 
VERNON CEMETERY ASSOCIATION IN SAID TOWN, SUBJECT 
TO JUDICIAL DECREE AS AFFECTING TRUST PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Mount Vernon Cemetery Association, a 
corporation duly organized on March thirty-first, eighteen 
hundred and fifty-two, under chapter eighty-one of the acts 
of eighteen hundred and fifty-two, and situated in the town 
of West Boylston, may, by deed executed by the president 
and treasurer of the coi'poration thereunto duly authorized, 
convey and transfer to said town, and said town is hereby 
authorized to receive, and thereafter to hold and maintain, 
but for cemetery purposes only, and subject to all rights 
heretofore existing in any burial lots, the real and personal 
property of the corporation not subject to any trust, and 
thereupon, and upon the transfer of trust funds as herein- 
after provided, the corporation shall be dissolved; and the 
cemetery of the corporation shall be and become a public 
burial place, ground or cemetery. 

Section 2. In so far as authorized by the decree of a 
court of competent jurisdiction and in compliance with the 
terms and conditions of such decree, said town may receive 
from said corporation a conveyance and transfer of, and 
administer, all funds or other property held by it in trust 
for the perpetual care of the lots in its cemetery and for other 
purposes, and also any property devised or bequeathed to 
said corporation under the will of any person living at the 
time of said transfer or conveyance or under the ^'dll of any 
deceased person not then probated. Interest and dividends 
accruing on funds deposited in trust with anj^ savings bank, 
under authority of section thirtj^-seven or thirty-eight of 
chapter one hundred and sixty-eight of the General Laws, or 
with any other banking institution, for the benefit of the 
corporation, or of any lots in its cemetery, may, after such 
convej^ance and transfer are authorized by such decree, be 
paid by such bank to the treasurer of said town; and upon 
such payment said treasurer, under the direction of the 
cemetery commissioners of said town, shall use the same for 
the purposes specified in such decree. 

Section 3. All real and personal property, and property 
rights, acquired by said town from the corporation under 
authority of section one shall be held and managed by said 
town in the same manner in which cities and towns are 
authorized by law to hold and manage property for ceme- 
tery purposes; provided, that all rights which any persons 
have acquired in its cemetery or any lots therein shall re- 
main in force to the same extent as if this act had not been 
passed and such transfer had not occurred. The records of 
the corporation shall be delivered to the clerk of said town, 
and such clerk may certify copies thereof. 



Upon transfer 
of trust funds 
corporation to 
he dissolved. 



Town may re- 
ceive from said 
corporation a 
conveyance and 
transfer of, and 
administer, all 
trust funds 
held by it, etc. 



Interest and 
dividends ac- 
cruing on trust 
funds to be 
paid to town 
treasurer, etc. 



How real and 
personal prop- 
erty, and 
property rights, 
acquired from 
corporation, 
shall be held 
and managed. 

Proviso. 



Records to be 
delivered to 
town clerk. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 258. 283 

Section 4. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- submission to 
ceptance by a majority of the registered voters of the town of°West'^*°''° 
of West Boylston present and voting thereon at the annual Boyiston, etc. 
town meeting of said town to be held in the year nineteen 
hundred and thirty-two, or at a special town meeting called 
for the purpose to be held prior to December thirty-first, 
nineteen hundred and thirty-one; but for the purpose only 
of such acceptance it shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 29, 1931. 



An Act relative to the correcting, amending and (Jfiqr) 258 

SUPPLEMENTING OF BIRTH RECORDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section thirteen of chapter forty-six of the General Laws, g. l. 46, § is, 
as most recently amended by chapter one hundred and ete.', l°men^ded. 
sixty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, is 
hereby further amended by striking out the fourth para- 
graph and inserting in place thereof the following: — 

He shall file any affidavit, certified copy of such decree or Birth records. 
copy of record submitted under this section and record it in Filing and 
a separate book kept therefor, with the name and residence a^fidaviti"^ 
of the deponent or the facts of such decree and the date of 
the original record, and shall thereupon draw a line through 
any statement, or statements, sought to be corrected or 
amended in the original record, without erasing them, shall 
enter upon the original record the facts required to correct, 
amend or supplement the same in accordance with such 
affidavit or decree, including, in case of a decree of adoption, 
the same facts relative to the adopting parents as are required 
in a record of birth by the provisions of section one relative 
to natural parents, and forthwith, if a copy of the record 
has been sent to the state secretary, shall forward to the state secretary 
state secretary a certified copy of the corrected, amended o" record*^ ''"'^^ 
or supplemented record upon blanks to be provided by him, corrected, etc. 
and the state secretary shall thereupon correct, amend or 
supplement the record in his office. Reference to the record 
of the affidavit or such decree shall be made by the clerk on 
the margin of the original record. If the clerk furnishes a Certification 
copy of such a record, he shall certify to the facts contained cor?ec'ted! etc., 
therein as corrected, amended or supplemented, and shall j," co'""es'^'°^ 
state that the certificate is issued under this section; except thereof. 
that the clerk shall, upon proper judicial order, or when re- 
quested by a person seeking his own birth record, or by a 
person whose official duties, in the opinion of the clerk, 
entitle him to the information contained in the original 
record, furnish a copy of such original record. Such affi- as^bls^'foV^*"' 
davit, or a certified copy of the record of any other town or records, etc. 
of a written statement made at the time by any person since 
deceased required by law to furnish evidence thereof, may, 
in the discretion of the clerk, be made the basis for the record 
of a birth, marriage or death not previously recorded, and 



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such copy of record may also be made the basis for com- 
pleting the record of a birth, marriage or death not contain- 
ing all the required facts. Approved April 29, 1931. 



Chap. 2^^ An Act relative to service of process and confession 
OF judgment in actions brought on certain instru- 
ments. 



G. L. 231. new 
section after 
§ 13. 

Service of 
process and 
confession of 
judgment in 
actions brought 
on certain 
instruments. 



When operative. 
AppHcation. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and thirty-one of the 
General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 
thirteen the following new section: — Section ISA. Any 
judgment entered in an action upon a contract, promissory 
note or other instrument in which or in a memorandum or 
writing relating to which is contained a stipulation whereby 
the defendant in such action waived or agreed to waive or 
authorized another person to waive or to agree to waive the 
issue or service of process in such an action shall be set aside 
and annulled on motion of the defendant, unless it appears 
that service in the usual manner was had upon him or that 
the plaintiff sent to him by registered mail at least seven 
days befoi'e the day of entry of such action a notice of his 
intention to enter the same on said day and at the time of 
entry filed an affidavit of giving notice as aforesaid, which 
affidavit shall be prima facie evidence of the giving thereof. 
Any stipulation in a contract, promissory note or other in- 
strument, or in any memorandum or writing relating thereto, 
whereby a party thereto agrees to confess judgment in any 
action which may be brought thereon or authorizes or agrees 
to authorize another person to confess judgment as aforesaid 
shall be void, and any judgment by confession taken in 
pursuance of such a stipulation shall be set aside and an- 
nulled on motion of the defendant. Upon the setting aside 
and annulling of any judgment under authority hereof, all 
outstanding executions issued thereon shall be staj^ed or 
superseded without security. 

Section 2. This act shall become operative on Septem- 
ber first of the current year, and shall apply to actions 
brought in the superior court or in a district court on con- 
tracts, promissory notes or other instruments executed 
after but not on or before said date. 

Approved April 29, 1931. 



Chap. 2Q0 An Act regulating the collection of funds for chari- 
table PURPOSES ON WAYS AND IN OTHER PUBLIC PLACES 
AND THEIR DISBURSEMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^ctkin i'ftlr"' Chapter sixty-eight of the General Laws is hereby amended 
§ 15. by adding after section fifteen, inserted by chapter two hun- 

dred and nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 261, 262. 285 

the following new section: — Section 16. Every person, Collection of 
association or corporation, domestic or foreign, soliciting or [abilf purposes'" 
collecting by agents or solicitors, upon ways or in any other "^J^^^^**"*^ 
public places within the commonwealth to which the public public places 
have a I'ight of access, contributions of money for charitable bursemen^'^' 
purposes or represented to be for such purposes, or receiving regulated. 
any money so collected, shall keep a full and true record of 
the names and addresses of all such solicitors and collectors 
and of the amounts so collected by each, and also such a 
record of all expenditures and disbursements of said money, 
and the names and addresses of all persons to whom expended 
or disbursed. Said records shall include money received 
from any other source and expended for the purposes of such 
solicitation or collection. All records required hereunder 
shall be open to inspection at all times by the attorney gen- 
eral, and upon demand shall be presented to him for in- 
spection. Upon an information in equity brought by the 
attorney general the supreme judicial or superior court may 
enforce the provisions of this section and may restrain the 
soliciting of contributions by or on behalf of a person, as- 
sociation or corporation violating its provisions. 

Approved April 29, 1931. 

An Act authorizing the award of custody of the minor (7/i,a??.261 

CHILDREN OF DIVORCED PARENTS TO THIRD PERSONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twentj^-eight of chapter two hundred and eight of ^niMde^d' * ^^' 
the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "remain" in the sixth line the words: — , or may award 
their custody to some third person if it seems expedient or 
for the benefit of the children, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 28. Upon decree of divorce, or petition of either Care and main- 
parent, or of a next friend in behalf of the children, after mfnOT children 
notice to both parents, after such decree, the court may make p^fentT^'^ 
such decree as it considers expedient relative to the care, 
custody and maintenance of the minor children of the parties, 
and may determine with which of the parents the children 
or any of them shall remain, or may award their custody to Award of 
some third person if it seems expedient or for the benefit of thfrd person. 
the children; and afterward may from time to time, upon 
the petition of either parent, or of a next friend, revise and 
alter such decree or make a new decree, as the circumstances 
of the parents and the benefit of the children may require. 

Approved April 29, 1931. 

An Act relative to the composition of the staff of Chap. 2Q2 

THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-two of chapter thirty-three of the General Sc.^'kmeJd^ed. 
Laws, inserted by chapter four hundred and sixty-five of the 



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Acts, 1931. — Chap. 263. 



Commander-in- 
chief's staff, 
composition. 



acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four and amended by 
chapter nineteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
seven, is hereby further amended by striking out the third 
paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following: — 

Three aides de camp, one with the rank of lieutenant 
colonel and two with the rank of major; 

Approved April 29, 1931. 



C hap. 26S ''^N Act relative to sporting licenses authorizing 

CERTAIN MINORS TO FISH. 



G. L. 131. § 6, 
amended. 



Sporting or 
trapping li- 
cense, form, 
contents. 



Proviso. 



Duration of 
license. 

Not transfer- 
able, etc. 

Holder to 
produce license 
upon demand, 
etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section six of chapter one hundred and 
thirty-one of the General Laws, inserted by section two of 
chapter three hundred and ninety-three of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and thirty, is hereby amended by inserting 
after the word "laws" in the tenth line the words: — ; pro- 
vided, that a sporting license to fish only issued to a minor 
between the age of fifteen and eighteen shall authorize the 
hcensee to fish only, — so as to read as follows: — Section 6. 
Upon the application of any person entitled to receive a 
sporting or a trapping license and upon payment of the 
fee hereinafter specified therefor and the furnishing of an 
affidavit by any non-resident desiring to be classified under 
clause (2) of section eight, the director or the clerk of any 
tov/n shall issue to such person a sporting license or a trap- 
ping license, as the case may be, in the form prescribed upon 
a blank furnished by the division. A sporting license shall 
authorize the hcensee to hunt birds and mammals and to 
fish, subject to existing laws; provided, that a sporting 
license to fish only issued to a minor between the age of 
fifteen and eighteen shall authorize the licensee to fish only. 
A trapping license shall authorize the licensee to trap mam- 
mals, subject to existing laws. Each license issued hereunder 
shall bear, in addition to any other data, the name, place 
of residence, citizenship, birthplace, signature and identifying 
description, and, in the case of a male person, the age, of the 
hcensee, a statement that the holder has not been convicted 
of a violation of this chapter or any provision thereof, or of 
any corresponding provision of earlier laws, within one year 
of the date of the license, and each applicant shall furnish 
such information to the director or the town clerk issuing 
such license. Each license shall be valid for use to and 
including the following December thirty-fiist. No person 
holding a sporting or trapping license shall transfer or loan 
such license, and every holder thereof shall, while fishing, 
hunting or trapping, carry upon his person his license and 
shall produce it for examination upon the demand of any 
warden, deputy warden or other officer qualified to serve 
criminal process, or upon the demand of an owner or lessee 
of land upon which the licensee is fishing, hunting or trap- 
ping, or upon the demand of the agents of such owner or 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 263. 287 

lessee. Failure or refusal to produce a license issued here- Failure to 
under upon such demand shall constitute a violation of this produce license 

'^ r- J 1 !• • T *'° constitute 

section. Whoever tor the purpose oi procuring a license a viaiation. 
falsely makes any representation or statement required by Penalty for 
this section, shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten sentlitfon^ 
nor more than fifty dollars, or by imprisonment for not more 
than one month, or both. 

Section 2. Section eight of said chapter one hundred <3- ^i^j- § ^• 

,,. . ii-i • c-iij amended. 

and thirty-one, inserted by said section two of said chapter 
three hundred and ninety-three, is hereby amended by in- 
serting after the word "license" in the eighth line the words: 
— , or a sporting h cense entitling the holder to fish only, — 
and by inserting after the word "license" in the fiftieth line 
the words: — , or a sporting license to fish only, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 8. Sporting and trapping licenses Sporting and 
shall be issued to the following classes of persons upon pay- cen^es^fssue to 
ment of the following fees: whom 'and fees. 

(1) A citizen of the United States, resident in this com- Resident 
monwealth for at least six months, for which the fee shall °''^'^®"® 
be two dollars and seventy-five cents for a sporting license 

and five dollars and twenty-five cents for a trapping license, 
except as hereinafter provided for a trapping license, or a 
sporting license entitling the holder to fish only, to a minor 
between the ages of fifteen and eighteen, and except that 
there shall be no fee for a sporting license if such person has 
reached age sevent3^ 

(2) A citizen of the United States, not a resident of this Non-resident 
commonwealth for at least six months, for which the fee 

shall be ten dollars and twenty-five cents; or, if he comes 
within one of the four following classes and resides or last 
resided in a state extending like privileges to citizens of this 
commonwealth, the fee shall be three dollars and twenty- 
five cents for a sporting license and five dollars and twenty- 
five cents for a trapping license; but if the state of which 
he is a resident requires a resident of this commonwealth to 
pay a larger fee for a similar privilege in such state, the fee 
for such a non-resident shall be equal to that charged by 
such state. Class A. Owner of real estate in the common- class a. 
wealth assessed for taxation at not less than five hundred 
dollars. Class B. Member of any club or association in- class b. 
corporated prior to nineteen hundred and seven, for the 
purpose of hunting, fishing or trapping upon land owned 
by such corporation; provided, that the land owned is equal Pro^'i^o. 
in value to five hundred dollars for each member and that 
the membership list of the corporation shall be filed from 
time to time upon request, and at least annually, with the 
clerks of the various towns within which such land is located 
and with the director. Class C. Invited guest of a club or ciass c. 
association conducting fox hunts and incorporated under the 
laws of this commonwealth who, on the written invitation of 
a member of said club or association, attends its meetings 
for the sole purpose of hunting foxes; provided, that the Proviso. 
membership list of such club or association shall be filed 



288 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 264. 



Class D. 



Unnaturalized 
foreign born 
residents. 

Proviso. 



Fee for trap- 
ping license 
or sporting 
license to fish 
only, issued 
to a minor. 

Hunting or 
trapping 
licensees to 
make annual 
report, etc. 



from time to time upon request, and at least annually, with 
the clerk of the town where the hunt takes place and with the 
director; also, a non-resident member of any such club or 
association. Class D. A citizen of the United States, not 
a resident of this commonwealth for at least six months, 
who desires to fish only. 

(3) An unnaturalized foreign born person, resident in this 
commonwealth for at least ten consecutive days, provided 
that he is the owner of real estate in the commonwealth 
assessed for taxation at not less than five hundred dollars, 
for which the fee shall be fifteen dollars and twenty-five cents. 

The fee for a trapping license, or a sporting hcense to fish 
only, issued to a minor between the ages of fifteen and 
eighteen, if he is a resident of this commonwealth for at least 
six months, shall be one dollar and twenty-five cents. 

Each person licensed to hunt or trap shall within thirty 
days succeeding January first in each year make a written 
report to the director at the office of the division, stating 
the number of birds or mammals taken by him in the pre- 
ceding calendar year, or stating that no such birds or mam- 
mals were so taken, as the case may be. 

Approved April 29, 1931. 



Chap. 264: An Act requiring proof of age in certain cases before 

THE ISSUE OF A MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE TO MINORS. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



G. L. 207, new 
section after 
§33. 

Proof of age 
required in 
certain cases 



Chapter two hundred and seven of the General Laws is 
hereby amended by inserting after section thii'ty-three the 
following new section: — Section 33 A. If it appears from 
the statements made in the written notice of intention of 
ofi°mal'rti^r'^ marriage that a party to such intended marriage is under 
certificate to twcnty-onc, if a male, or under eighteen if a female, the 
minors. clcrk or registrar shall not, except as required under section 

twenty-five, issue a certificate under section twenty-eight 
before receiving proof of the age of the parties. Such proof 
shall be contained in any of the following documents, 
graded and taking precedence in the order named: (1) an 
original or certified copy of a record of birth; (2) an original 
or certified copy of a baptismal record; (3) a passport; 
(4) a life insurance policy; (5) an employment certificate; 
(6) a school record; (7) an immigration record; (8) a natu- 
ralization record; or (9) a court record. Documentary evi- 
dence of a lower grade as aforesaid shall not be received by 
the clerk or registrar unless he is satisfied that evidence of a 
higher grade is not readily procurable. If no such docu- 
mentary proof of age is procurable, the consent of the parent 
shall be sufficient. If the clerk or registrar has reasonable 
cause to believe that a party to an intended marriage rep- 
resented to be twenty-one or over, if a male, or eighteen or 
over, if a female, is under such age, he shall, before issuing 
such certificate, require documentary proof of age as afore- 
said. Approved April 29, 1931. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 265, 266, 267. 289 

An Act reviving milton public market, inc. Chav 26^1 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Milton Public Market, Inc., a corporation dissolved by Miiton Public 
section one of chapter three hundred and nineteen of the revived. ^"'^" 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, is hereby revived 
with the same powers, duties and obligations as if said chapter 
had not been passed; and all acts and proceedings of the 
officers, directors and stockholders of said corporation act- 
ing as such which would be legal and valid but for the pas- 
sage of said chapter are hereby ratified and confirmed. 

Approved April 29, 1931. 

An Act relative to the st. jean baptiste society of phn^ 266 

MARLBOROUGH. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The St. Jean Baptiste Society of Marlborough, a fraternal Agreement for 
benefit society incorporated under the laws of this common- l' Union st. 
wealth, may enter into a written agreement with L'Union d\lmemiufof 
St. Jean Baptiste d'Amerique, a fraternal benefit society |^'']'embers of 
incorporated under the laws of the state of Rhode Island, tiste society of 
containing such terms, conditions and restrictions as the particrpating 
commissioner of insurance of this commonwealth may im- in its mortuary 
pose, providing for the admission to said L'Union St. Jean transfer of said 
Baptiste d'Amerique, subject to its constitution and by-laws, L/union^st'^ 
of all members of said St. Jean Baptiste Society of Marl- ^^^^^^^^iPy^*® 
borough participating in its mortuary fund, and for the etc. 
transfer of said fund to said L'Union St. Jean Baptiste 
d'Amerique. Such agreement shall be executed by the prin- 
cipal executive officers of each of said societies under its 
corporate seal, if any, and shall be approved by vote of said 
St. Jean Baptiste Society of Marlborough at a regular or 
special meeting duly called for that purpose and by the 
General Board of said L'Union St. Jean Baptiste d'Ameri- 
que, and shall not be effective until approved in writing 
by said commissioner of insurance and a duplicate original 
thereof, authenticated and approved in a manner satisfac- 
tory to said commissioner is filed in his office. 

Approved April 29, 1931. 

An Act readjusting the rights and obligations of the Phnj) 267 

COMMONWEALTH AND THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX IN RE- 
LATION to the use of the metropolitan STATE HOS- 
PITAL SEWER BY THE MIDDLESEX COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS 
HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L Section five of chapter three hundred and Jgp^jJJ- ^ ^• 
seventy-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
nine is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. The Middlesex county commissioners shall ^,'fil^ationfof 
convey to the commonwealth lands acquired for the Middle- statl'and 



290 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 268. 



coifnt^Tnreia- ^^^ couiity tuberculosis hospital, easterly of Walnut street 
tion to use of in the town of Lexington, and the commonwealth shall 
"tate°hoip\tai simultaneously convey to the county of Middlesex all ease- 
MiYdi'^sex ments or rights in land necessary for the connection of the 
county tuber- sewer for the Middlesex county tuberculosis hospital with 
r^djust'e'd.^'*'''' the sewer of the metropolitan state hospital sewerage system. 

Approved April 29, 1931. 



Chap. 



268 An Act providing a two year program for the accel- 
eration OF building construction, in order to al- 
leviate THE present unemployment EMERGENCY, TO 
BE FINANCED BY THE ISSUE OF FOUR YEAR NOTES. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Appropriations 
for construction 
of public 
buildings, and 
for permanent 
improvements. 



Armory com- 
mission. 

Aviation 
hangars. 



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

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. To provide for the construction of public 
buildings and for permanent improvements, the sums set 
forth in section two of this act, for the several purposes and 
subject to the conditions therein specified, are hereby made 
available from the receipts from the sale of notes, as author- 
ized by section three, subject to the provisions of law regu- 
lating the disbursement of public funds and the approval 
thereof. 

Section 2. 

Service of the Armory Commission. 
Item 

153b For the construction of aviation hangars and 
building for administrative purposes, a sum not 
exceeding two hundred fifty thousand dollars . $250,000 00 



Department of 444a 

Mental 
Diseases. 

Metropolitan 
State Hospital. 



Boston State 446b 
Hospital. 



Northampton 462a 
State Hospital. 



Westborough 469a 
State Hospital. 



Monson 475a 

State Hospital. 



Service of the Department of Mental Diseases. 

Metropolitan State Hospital : 
For continuing the development of the new Met- 
ropolitan state hospital, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred thousand dollars, the same to be in 
addition to and for the same general purposes 
as appropriations previously made from ordinary 
revenue 100,000 00 

Boston State Hospital : 
For the construction and equipment of a reception 
building, a sum not exceeding four hundred thou- 
sand dollars . . . . . . . 400,000 00 

Northampton State Hospital: 
For the construction of a male nurses' home, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred fifty thousand dollars 150,000 00 

Westborough State Hospital: 
For the construction and equipment of an assembly 
building, a sum not exceeding eighty-five thou- 
sand dollars 85,000 00 

Monson State Hospital: 
For the construction of an infirmary building, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred fifty thousand 
dollars 150,000 00 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 268. 



291 



Item 
475c 



For the construction and equipment of a heating 
plant, and for a side-track, cold storage system, 
steam mains and piping to buildings,, and elec- 
trical service from switchboard at boiler house, 
a sum not exceeding three hundred sixteen thou- 
sand four hundred dollars .... 



Monson 
State Hospital. 



$316,400 00 



Belchertown State School : 

477f For the construction of a cottage for employees, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-two thousand five 
hundred dollars 32,500 00 

477g For furnishings and equipment for new buildings, a 

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

477j For equipment for an industrial building, a sum 

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

477k For the construction of additional tunnels, a sum 

not exceeding forty-two thousand dollars . . 42,000 00 

4771 For the construction of a nursery building, a sum 

not exceeding fifty-nine thousand dollars . . 59,000 00 

478d For additional service by the construction of wells, 
standpipe, and sludge beds, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand one hundred dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore ap- 
propriated for the purpose .... 15,100 00 

Walter E. Fernald State School: 
480aa For the construction of an assembly building, a sum 

not exceeding eighty thousand dollars 
480bb For the construction of an employees' dormitory, a 

sum not exceeding one hundred fifty thousand 

dollars . 150,000 00 

480c For the construction of a nursery type building, a 

sum not exceeding fifty-nine thousand dollars . 59,000 00 
4S0d For the necessary furnishings and equipment of 

new buildings, a sum not exceeding sixteen 

thousand dollars 16,000 00 

480e For the construction of two new school rooms, a 

sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars 25,000 00 



Belchertown 
State School. 



Walter E. 
80,000 00 Fernald 

' State School. 



Wrentham State School : 

482h For the construction of additional sewer beds, a 
sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars 

482i For the construction of an infirmary building, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred fifty thousand 
dollars ........ 

482j For the construction of a building for employees, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred twelve thousand 
five hundred dollars ..... 

482k For furnishings for new buildings, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty thousand dollars 

4821 For enlargement of the heating plant by new con- 
struction and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-five thousand dollars .... 

482m For the construction of tunnels, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen thousand dollars 

482n For the construction of an officer's cottage, a sum 
not exceeding nine thousand dollars 



Wrentham 
15,000 00 State School. 



150,000 00 

112,500 00 
20,000 00 

35,000 00 

15,000 00 

9,000 00 



Service of the De-parlmenl of Public Welfare. 

Industrial School for Girls : 
528a For the construction, equipment and furnishing of 
a cottage for girls, a sum not exceeding seventy- 
five thousand dollars ..... 



Department of 
Public Welfare. 

75,000 00 Industrial 
School for 
Girla. 



292 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 268. 



Item 

Lyman School 531a 
for Boys. 



Lj'man School for Boys: 
For the construction, equipment and furnishing 
of a cottage for boys, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
two thousand five hundred dollars . 



$62,500 00 



Department of 571a 
Public Health. 

Rutland State 
Sanatorium. 



Soldiers' Home 161a 
in Massa- 
chusetts. 



Service of the Department of Public Health. 

Rutland State Sanatorium: 
For the construction of a modern cow barn, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars 

Service of the Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts. 

For the construction of new buildings at the Sol- 
diers' Home in Massachusetts, a sum not ex- 
ceeding three hundred thousand dollars. Pay- 
ments from the state treasury under this item 
shall be made only upon vouchers filed with the 
comptroller in accordance with the procedure 
prescribed under section eighteen of chapter 
twenty-nine of the General Laws 



25,000 00 



Total 



300,000 00 
$2,759,000 00 



State treasurer 
to borrow on 
credit of com- 
monwealth, 
may issue 
notes, etc. 



No payment to 
be made for 
construction of 
public build- 
ings, etc., 
until plans 
have been 
approved 
by governor. 



Section 3. For the purposes of this act, the state treas- 
urer, upon the request of the department heads having 
charge of construction authorized hereby, shall borrow on 
the credit of the commonwealth such sums, not exceeding, 
for any particular work of construction aforesaid, the amount 
authorized hereby to be expended therefor, and not exceeding, 
in the aggregate, two million seven hundred fifty-nine thou- 
sand dollars, as may from time to time be required, and may 
issue notes of the commonwealth, carrying such rates of 
interest as the state treasurer may fix, with the approval of 
the governor and council. Such notes shall be payable not 
earlier than one year after the effective date of this act nor 
later than November thirtieth, nineteen hundred and 
thirty-five, and their maturities shall be so arranged that the 
payments of principal on account of such notes in each of 
the four fiscal years ending November thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and thirty-five will be equal, as nearly as may be. 
Such notes shall be signed by the state treasurer, approved 
by the governor and countersigned by the comptroller. All 
sums necessary to meet payments of principal and interest 
on account of said notes shall be paid from the general fund 
or ordinary revenue of the commonwealth. 

Section 4. No payment shall be made or obhgation in- 
curred under authority of this act for construction of public 
buildings or other improvements at state institutions until 
plans and specifications have been approved by the gov- 
ernor, unless otherwise provided by such rules and regula- 
tions as the governor may make. 

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

Approved April SO, 1931. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 269, 270. 293 

An Act in addition to the general appropriation act (JJmr) 269 

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AT 
CERTAIN STATE INSTITUTIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. To provide for the construction of addi- Appropriations 
tional buildings at certain state institutions, the sums set construction 
forth in section two, for the several purposes and subject fngt^^utjong*^'^® 
to the conditions therein specified, are hereby appropriated 
from the general fund or revenue of the commonwealth, 
subject to the provisions of law regulating the disbursement 
of public funds and the approval thereof. 

Section 2. 

Service of the Department of Mental Diseases. 

Item 

Gardner State Colonj^ : 
456a For the construction and equipment of a new heating Department 

plant, a sum not exceeding one hundred fifty of Mental 

thousand dollars $150,000 00 Diseases. 

Gardner State 

Belchertown State School: Colony. 

477h For the construction of an industrial building, a sum Belchertown 

not exceeding fifty-two thousand dollars . . 52,000 00 State School. 

Walter E. Fernald State School: 
480b For the construction and furnishing of an infirmary Walter E. 

building, a sum not exceeding one hundred fifty- Fernald 

four thousand dollars 154,000 00 ^^ate School. 

Service of the Departmc7it of Public Welfare. 
State Infirmary: 

535c For the construction and furnishing of a men's dor- Department 

mitory, a sum not exceeding seventj' thousand ?y P^^hc 

dollars . . . . . . . . 70,000 00 '^ ^• 

535d For the construction and furnishing of employees' irmarv^" 
quarters, a sum not exceeding seventy-four thou- 
sand dollars 74,000 00 

$500,000 00 

Section 3. No payment shall be made or obligation in- No payment 
curred under authority of any special appropriation made for'^constmc- 
by this act for construction of public buildings at state in- f^°bufiJ\n^; 
stitutions until plans and specifications have been approved etc., until 
by the governor, unless otherwise provided by such rules Cien^approved 
and regulations as the governor may make. ^y governor. 

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

Approved April 30, 1931. 



Chap.270 



An Act relative to the holding of field trials for 
hunting dogs, so-called. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would, in Emergency 
part, defeat its purpose, 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 foUoivs: 

Section one hundred and thirty-five of chapter one hun- g. l. i3i, § 135, 
dred and thirty-one of the General Laws, inserted by sec- etc., amended. 



294 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 271, 272. 



Permit for 
holding of field 
trials for 
hunting dogs. 



tion two of chapter three hundred and ninety-three of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, is hereby further 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following new 
sentences: — Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to 
prevent the holding of field trials for such dogs, during any 
part of the year, if authorized by a permit from the director 
and conducted in accordance with such rules and regulations 
as he may prescribe. Authority is hereby granted to the 
director to issue such permits and to make such rules and 
regulations. Approved April 30, 1931. 



Chap.271 An Act authorizing the city of boston to borrow 

MONEY FOR AIRPORT PURPOSES. 



City of Boston 
may borrow 
money for 
airport 
purposes. 



Boston Airport 
Improvement 
Loan, Act of 
1931. 



Work may be 
done by day 
labor. 

G. L. 31 not 
applicable. 

Submission to 
city council, 
etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of improving, extending and 
developing the Boston airport, so-called, in the East Boston 
district of the city of Boston, said city is hereby author- 
ized to borrow, outside the statutory limit of indebtedness, 
from time to time within a period of two years from the 
passage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not 
exceeding, in the aggregate, one million two hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
which shall bear on their face the words, Boston Airport 
Improvement Loan, Act of 1931. Each authorized issue 
shall constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid 
in not more than ten years from their dates. Except as 
herein provided, indebtedness incurred under this act shall 
be subject to the laws relative to the incurring of debt by 
said city. 

Section 2. Work provided for hereby may be done by 
day labor, and in the employment thereof the provisions of 
chapter thirty-one of the General Laws and the rules and 
regulations made thereunder shall not apply. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance during the current year by vote of the city council of 
said city, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not 
otherwise. Appi^oved April 30, 1931. 



G. L. 131, § 83, 
amended. 



Chap. 272 An Act authorizing the killing of predatory birds and 

MAMMALS AND THE POSSESSION OR CARRYING OF SHOTGUNS 
AND RIFLES IN CERTAIN CASES ON SUNDAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eighty-three of chapter one hundred and thirty- 
one of the General Laws, as appearing in section two of 
chapter three hundred and ninety-three of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and thirty, is hereby amended by adding at 
the end thereof the following new paragraph: — 
^VidiU^ory '^^^^ section shall not prohibit the killing or attempted 

birds and killing of a bird or mammal actually damaging or likely to 

pos^Sfonor'^ damage property, subject, however, to the same conditions 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 273, 274. 295 

and restrictions as would render such killing or attempted sho?gu'ns°a^nd 
killing lawful on a secular day; nor shall it render unlawful nfles authorized 

,1 • • r -n i_ i r u 'n certain 

the possession or carrying oi a riiie or shotgun tor such pur- cases on 
pose or for the purpose of using the same in a sport or game Sunday, 
lawfully conducted under the provisions of law authorizing 
sports and games on Sunday. Approved April 30, 1931. 

An Act relative to the interruption of traffic upon Chap. 273 

PUBLIC WAYS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section seventeen A of chapter eighty-five of the General g.l 85,§i7a, 
Laws, inserted by chapter one hundred and thirty-nine of '^™'^ 
the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, is hereby amended 
by inserting after the word ''merchandise" in the third line 
the words: — , except newspapers, — and by striking out, in 
the fifth line, the words "state highway" and inserting in 
place thereof the words: — pubhc way, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 1 7 A . Whoever, for the purpose of so- Penalty for 
liciting any alms, contribution or subscription or of selling o"\7affi^*^°'^ 
any merchandise, except newspapers, or ticket of admission for certain 
to any game, show, exhibition, fair, ball,, entertainment or pubUcTaya.°° 
public gathering, signals a moving vehicle on any public 
way or causes the stopping of a vehicle thereon, or accosts 
any occupant of a vehicle stopped thereon at the direction 
of a police officer or signal man, or of a signal or device for 
regulating traffic, shall be punished by a fine of not more 
than fifty dollars. Approved April 30, 1931. 

An Act authorizing the town of barnstable to con- Chap. 27 4: 

STRUCT AND OPERATE A SYSTEM OF SEWERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Barnstable may lay out, con- Town of 
struct, maintain and operate a system or systems of main mt^y cM^tmct 
drains and common sewers for a part or the whole of its ''"d operate 

. tl SVStGIll Ot 

territor}^, with such connections and other works as may be sewers, etc. 
required for a system of sewage disposal, and may construct 
such sewers or drains over or under land or tide waters in 
said town as may be necessary to conduct the sewage to 
filter beds and treatment works, and, for the purpose of 
providing better surface or other drainage, may make, lay 
and maintain such drains as it deems best. 

And for the purposes aforesaid, the town may, within its May make and 
limits, make and maintain sub-drains, and, with the approval sub-dra'ins, etc. 
of the department of public health, discharge the water from 
such sub-drains into any brook, stream, water course or 
tide waters within the town. 

Section 2. The town may make and maintain in any May make and 
way therein where main drains or common sewers are con- necting'dralns, 
structed, such connecting drains, under-drains and sewers etc. 
within the limits of such way as may be necessary to connect 
any estate which abuts upon the way. 



296 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 274. 



Board of sewer 
commissioners, 
election, terms, 
etc. 



Selectmen may 
act as a board 
of sewer com- 
missioners. 



Selectmen to 
act as board 
of sewer com- 
missioners, 
until, etc. 



" Said board 
of sewer com- 
missioners" 
or "said 
board", defi- 
nition. 

Board may 
take lands, 
water rights, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



Recovery of 
damages. 



Town to 
determine its 
proportion 
of cost. 

Proviso. 

To determine 
method of 



Section 3. The town may, at any annual meeting, after 
its acceptance of this act as hereinafter provided, vote to 
elect a board of sewer commissioners, and if it so votes at 
such annual meeting, it shall elect by ballot at the next suc- 
ceeding annual meeting a board of three sewer commissioners 
who shall be citizens of the town, to hold office, one until the 
expiration of one year, one until the expiration of two years, 
and one until the expiration of three years, from such annual 
meeting at which they are elected, and until their successors 
are qualified; and thereafter at each annual town meeting, 
the town shall elect one member of the board to serve for 
three years and until his successor is qualified. 

The town may, at any time thereafter, by any and all the 
methods permitted by general law, provide that the select- 
men may act as a board of sewer commissioners or that a 
board of sewer commissioners be elected. 

Section 4. Upon the acceptance of this act by the town, 
and until the election and qualifying of a board of sewer 
commissioners as hereinbefore provided, the selectmen shall 
act as and constitute the board of sewer commissioners. 
Whenever the phrase "said board of sewer commissioners" 
or "said board" hereinafter occurs it shall mean and include 
the board of sewer commissioners or the selectmen acting 
as such as the case may be. 

Section 5. Said board of sewer commissioners, acting 
for and on behalf of said town, may take by eminent domain 
under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, or acquire 
by purchase or otherwise, any lands, water rights, rights of 
way or easements, public or private, in said town, necessary 
for accomplishing any purpose mentioned in this act, and 
may construct such main drains and sewers, sub-drains and 
under-drains under or over any bridge, railroad, railway, 
boulevard or other public way, or within the location of any 
railroad, and may enter upon and dig up any private land, 
public land or railroad location, for the purpose of lajdng 
such drains and sewers and of maintaining and repairing the 
same, and may do any other thing proper or necessary for 
the purposes of this act; provided, that they shall not take 
in fee any land of a railroad corporation, and that they shall 
not enter upon or construct any drain or sewer within the 
location of any railroad corporation except at such time and 
in such manner as they may agree upon with such corpora- 
tion, or, in case of failure to agree, as may be approved by 
the department of pubhc utilities. 

Section 6. Anj^ person injured in his property by any 
action of said board of sewer commissioners under this act 
may recover damages from said town under said chapter 
seventy-nine. 

Section 7. The town shall, b}- vote, determine what 
proportion of the cost of said system or S3^stems of sewerage 
and sewage disposal the town shall pay; provided, that it 
shall pay not less than one fourth of the whole cost. If the 
town votes to pay a proportion less than the whole cost, in 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 274. 297 

providing for the payment of the remaining portion of the providing re- 
cost of said system or systems, the town may avail itself of tTon"of lost!^' 
any or all of the methods permitted by general laws, and 
the provisions of said general laws relative to the assessment, 
apportionment, division, reassessment, abatement and col- 
lection of sewer assessments, to liens therefor and to interest 
thereon, shall apply to assessments made under this act. At 
the same meeting at which it determines the proportion of 
the cost which is to be borne by the town, it may by vote 
determine by which of such methods the remaining portion 
of said cost shall be provided for. The collector of taxes of 
said town shall certify the payment or payments of such 
assessments or apportionments thereof to the said board 
who shall preserve a record thereof. 

Section 8. For the purpose of paying the necessary ex- May borrow 
penses and liabilities incurred under this act, the town may CXfs^'ete.^^ 
borrow such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in 
the aggregate, one hundred thousand dollars, and may issue 
bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face, the 
words, Barnstable Sewerage Loan, Act of 1931. Each au- Barnstable 
thorized issue shall constitute a separate loan. Indebted- f,oaZ Act of 
ness incurred under this act shall be in excess of the statutory i93i. ' 
limit, but shall, except as provided herein, be subject to 
chapter forty-four of the General Laws. 

Section 9. The receipts from sewer assessments and Receipts from 
from payments made in lieu thereof shall be appropriated ments. etc., 
for and applied to the payment of charges and expenses inci- ^°^ a^phed. 
dent to the maintenance and operation of said system of 
sewerage and sewage disposal or to the extension thereof, 
to the payment of interest upon bonds or notes issued for 
sewer purposes or to the payment or redemption of such 
bonds or notes. 

Section 10. Said board of sewer commissioners may Board may 
annually appoint a clerk and may appoint a superintendent and°supe''rfn^ 
of sewers who shall not be a member of the board. It may g®^'^^"* ^^ 
remove the clerk or superintendent at its pleasure and shall 
define their duties. Said board may, at its discretion, pre- Rentals for 
scribe for the users of said sewer system or systems such syltems!"^^' 
annual rentals or charges based upon the benefits derived 
therefrom as it may deem proper, subject, however, to such 
rules and regulations as may be fixed by vote of the town. 

Section 11. All contracts made by the board of sewer Contracts, 
commissioners shall be made in the name of the town and 
shall be signed by the board, but no contracts shall be made 
or obligation incurred by said board for any purpose in 
excess of the amount of money appropriated by the town 
therefor. 

Section 12. Said board may, from time to time, pre- Rules and 
scribe rules and regulations for the connection of estates and regulations, 
buildings with main drains and sewers, and for the inspec- 
tion of the materials, the construction, alteration and use of 
all connections and drains entering into such main drains or 
sewers, and may prescribe penalties, not exceeding twenty 



298 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 275. 



Effective upon 
publication. 



Plans for 
system of 
sewerage, 
approval by 
department of 
public health. 



Effective upon 
acceptance by 
majority vote 
of voters, etc. 



dollars, for each violation of any such rule or regulation. 
Such rules and regulations shall be published at least once a 
week for three successive weeks in some newspaper published 
in the town of Barnstable, if any there be, and if not, then in 
some newspaper published in the county of Barnstable, and 
shall not take effect until such publications have been made. 

Section 13. No act shall be done under authority of the 
preceding sections, except in the making of surveys and other 
preliminary investigations, until the plans of said system of 
sewerage and sewage disposal have been approved by the 
department of public health. Upon application to said de- 
partment for its approval, it shall give a hearing, after due 
notice to the public. At such hearing, plans showing in de- 
tail all the work to be done in constructing such system of 
sewerage and sewage disposal shall be submitted for approval 
by said department. 

Section 14. For the purpose of submission to the voters 
of said town, this act shall take effect upon its passage, and 
it shall take full effect upon its acceptance by vote of the 
majority of the voters of said town voting thereon at a 
town meeting called for the purpose within five years after 
its passage. No expenditure shall be made and no liability 
incurred hereunder until such acceptance. 

Approved April 30, 1931. 



Chap. 27b An Act making lawful the playing of golf, other than 

MINIATURE GOLF, SO CALLED, ON THE LORd's DAY. 

E'^^em=y 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 health and convenience. 



G. L. 136, § 2, 
etc., amended. 



Being present 
at or taking 
part in certain 
entertainments 
on Lord's day 
prohibited. 



Penalty. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section two of chapter one hundred and thirty-six of the 
General Laws, as amended by section one of chapter four 
hundred and six of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
eight, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word 
"square", in the sixth line, the words: — , or except a game 
of golf conducted on an open air golf course other than a 
miniature golf course, so called, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 2. Whoever on the Lord's day is present at a game, 
sport, play or public diversion, except a concert of sacred 
music, a public entertainment duly licensed as provided in 
section four or a free open air concert given by a town, or 
by license of the mayor or the selectmen, upon a common 
or public park, street or square, or except a game of golf 
conducted on an open air golf course other than a miniature 
golf course, so called, shall be punished by a fine of not more 
than five dollars. Whoever on the Lord's day takes part in 
any game, sport, play or public diversion, except as aforesaid, 
shall be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars. 



» 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 276, 277. 299 

This and the following section shall not apply to sports or Not applicable 
games conducted in accordance with sections twenty-one to ganfes'^^on-'^ 
twenty-five, inclusive, in any city or town which accepts coTd^nciTwfth 
said sections or in accordance with sections twenty-one to certain seo- 
twenty-eight of chapter one hundred and thirty-six of the '°"^' 
General Laws, in any city or town which has accepted said 
sections. Approved May 4, 1931. 

An Act authorizing the city of pittsfield to borrow Chap.276 

MONEY FOR SEWER PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of extending its sewer sys- cityof Pitts- 
tem and for the disposal of sewage, the city of Pittsfield may borrow'Yioney 
borrow, from time to time within a period of five years from for sewer 
the passage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not p^''^"®^^- 
exceeding, in the aggregate, four hundred thousand dollars, 
and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear 
on their face the words, Pittsfield Sewer Loan, Act of 1931. Pittsfield 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and Actongai.' 
such loans shall be paid in not more than twenty 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 herein provided, be sub- 
ject to chapter forty-four of the General Laws, exclusive of 
the limitation contained in the first paragraph of section 
seven thereof, as revised by chapter three hundred and 
twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
eight. 

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

Approved May 4, 1931. 

An Act authorizing the city of boston to pay an an- fhn^ 277 

NUITY to the widow OF FRANK L. LYONS, A FORMER CAP- ^' 

TAIN IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OP SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of promoting the public city of Boston 
good, the city of Boston may pay to Catherine A. Lyons, .^Jf/uity^to'the 
widow of Frank L. Lyons, a former captain in the fire de- widow of Frank 
partment of said city, who died from injuries received and former captain 
illness contracted in the performance of his duty after thirty partme^nTol^ 
years of service in said department, an annuity of one said city. 
thousand dollars payable in monthly instalments, the same 
to continue as long as she remains unmarried. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Submission 
ance during the current year by vote of the city council of etc^'*^^ counci , 
said city, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not 
otherwise. Approved May 4, 1931. 



300 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 278, 279. 



Chav.278 An Act relative to the sale of religious publications. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section seventeen of chapter one hundred and one of the 
General Laws, as most recently amended by section three of 
chapter three hundred and forty-nine of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-nine, is hereby further amended by in- 
serting after the word "newspapers" in the first and second 
lines the words: — , religious publications, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 17. Hawkers and pedlers may sell with- 
out a license newspapers, rehgious pubhcations, ice, flowering 
plants, and such flowers, fruits, nuts and berries as are wild 
or uncultivated. The aldermen or selectmen may by regu- 
lations, not inconsistent with this chapter, regulate the sale 
or barter, and the carrying 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 meats, butter, cheese, fish, and fresh fruit or 
vegetables to be licensed except as otherwise provided, and 
may make regulations governing the same, provided that the 
license fee does not exceed that prescribed by section twenty- 
two for a license embracing the same territorial limits; and 
may in like manner affix penalties for violations of such 
regulations not to exceed the sum of twenty dollars for each 
such violation. A hawker and pedler of meats, butter, 
cheese, fish, or fresh fruit and vegetables licensed under this 
section need not be licensed under section twenty-two. 

Approved May 4, 1931. 



G. L. 101, § 17, 
etc., amended. 



Selling of 
certain articles 
permitted 
without a 
license, etc. 



Licensing of 
certain hawkers 
and pedlers, 
etc. 

Proviso. 
Penalty. 



Chap. 21^ An Act relative to the powers of the Massachusetts 

baptist convention. 



Massachusetts 
Baptist Con- 
vention, 
powers. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Massachusetts Baptist Convention, a corporation 
established under the laws of the commonwealth, is hereby 
authorized to take and hold in trust for any of the purposes 
set forth in its charter any real or personal property, in a 
total amount of not exceeding two million dollars, which 
may be or may have been given, bequeathed or otherwise 
conveyed or transferred to it upon such trusts. Said cor- 
poration shall be eligible to appointment as trustee under 
any written instrument whereby any trust for any of the 
purposes set forth in its charter is created or estabhshed, and 
in connection therewith shall continue to have and enjoy all 
the privileges and exemptions set forth in chapter seventy of 
the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen. 

Approved May 4, 1931. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 280, 281. 301 

An Act relative to notice in certain proceedings be- (7/1/771 2R0 

FORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AFFECTING HIGHWAYS. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter eighty-two of the General Laws is hereby amended <3. l 82 § 3, 
by striking out section three and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 3. Fifteen days at least before the Notice in 
time appointed for a view or hearing, the commissioners ceedin"grb°efore 
shall cause notice of the time and place appointed therefor county com- 
and a copy of such petition to be served upon the clerk of ^'ecSn^^ 
every town within which such new highway, alteration, spe- '^'shways. 
cific repair or discontinuance is prayed for. They shall also 
cause copies of the petition, or abstracts thereof, and of the 
notice, to be posted in two public places in each of said towns 
and to be published in such newspaper as they shall order; 
the posting and the last publication to be seven days at least 
before any view, hearing or adjudication on such petition. 

Approved May 4, 193L 

An Act relative to the southern artery, so called. QIiqjj 281 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter three hundred and thirty of the acts of nineteen 1925, 330, § 7, 
hundred and twenty-five, as amended, is hereby further ®^''''*™®"^®^- 
amended by striking out section seven and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 7. Title to all lands, and ™\a°keTo?' 
all rights therein and easements connected therewith, which acquired for 
have been taken or otherwise acquired hereunder for the of wiy'^fto'^ 
construction of ways shall, on the effective date of this act, ^iy^g^-tigffn"' 
vest in the respective cities in which they lie, notwithstanding which they iie, 
any confirmatory deeds conveying the same which have been rng,''et^.^*^°'^" 
or may be made to the commonwealth, and such title and all 
action taken hereunder, in so far as they may be invalid by 
reason of the fact that such ways were not constructed to the 
full width specified in section one, are hereby made valid. 
The full widths of such ways as laid out, except as herein- FuU widths 
after expressly provided, shall become public ways of the bl^tnl pub- 
cities in which they respectively lie. After title vests as g^igo^^ands 
aforesaid, either city in which any of such lands lie may no longer 
sell and convey, for value, and with or without restriction, "<^^^®'^' «*^<=- 
any portion thereof which in its opinion is no longer needed 
for highway purposes and may abandon any interest less than 
fee taken or acquired as aforesaid but in its opinion no longer 
needed for such purposes; provided, that no such conveyance Proviso. 
or abandonment shall be made which will lessen the widths 
of the ways as specified in section one. The proceeds of any Proceeds to 
such sale shall be paid into the state treasury, and one third ^tafe^trey^u^y, 
thereof shall be credited to the highway fund and the balance '^^o- 
shall be paid to the cities and towns required by section four 
to contribute two thirds of the cost of the work provided for 
in section one, in proportion to the amounts respectively con- 
tributed by them. The department of public works, being Repairs, etc., 
the lawful successor to the division of highways and public °^""^y^- 



302 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 282. 



Neglect by 
cities to re- 
pair, etc. 



lands which was merged in said department by chapter two 
hundred and ninety-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-seven, shall notify the mayor of the city in which 
is situated any part of said ways whenever in the opinion of 
said department the same is not being maintained in proper 
condition by said city as required by law and shall specify 
in said notice what repairs or improvements are necessary, 
and the officers of the city in charge of streets or ways shall 
forthwith make the specified repairs and improvements. If 
such officers do not make such repairs or improvements within 
sixty days of said notice or within such further time as said 
department may allow, said department may make the re- 
pairs or improvements which shall be paid for out of the 
general revenue of the commonwealth. Said department 
shall certify the amount of such expenditures to the state 
treasurer and the same shall be assessed, collected and paid 
over to the state treasurer in the same manner and at the 
same time as state taxes. Approved May 4, 1931. 



G. L.254, 
three new 
sections at 
end thereof. 



Liens under 
contracts for 
reclaiming or 
raising the level 
of land or flats 
by the various 
forms of 
dredging. 



Chap. 282 An Act relative to liens under contracts for re- 
claiming OR RAISING THE LEVEL OF LAND OR FLATS BY 
the VARIOUS FORMS OF DREDGING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and fifty-four of the General Laws 
is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof, under the 
caption, LIENS ON LAND RAISED OR RECLAIMED 
BY DREDGING, the following three new sections: — 
Section 27 . A person entering into a written contract with 
the owner of land or flats for reclaiming or raising the level 
thereof by suction, hydraulic or any other form of dredging, 
or for furnishing material therefor, shall have a lien upon the 
interest of the owner in said land or flats as appears of record 
at the date when notice of said contract is filed or recorded 
in the registry of deeds for the county or district where such 
land or flats lie, to secure the payment of all labor and ma- 
terial which shall thereafter be furnished by virtue of said 
contract. Said notice shall be in substantially the following 
form: 

Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a written contract 
dated , between , owner, and , contrac- 
tor, said contractor is to furnish labor and material for 
reclaiming or raising the level of land or flats described as 
follows: — 

Said contract is to be completed on or before 

Section 28. Whoever, subsequent to the date of the 
original contract, furnishes labor or material, or both labor 
and material, under a written contract with a contractor 
contracting as provided in section twenty-seven, or with a 
sub-contractor of such contractor, maj^ file in the registry of 
deeds for the county or district where such land or flats lie 
a notice of his contract substantially in the following form: 



Form of 
notice. 



Filing of 
notice of 
contract for 
furnishing 
labor or ma- 
terial, or both 
labor and 
material, etc. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 283. 303 

Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a written contract Form 

dated , between , contractor (or sub-contractor), 

and , said is to furnish labor or material, or 

both labor and material, in the reclaiming or raising the level, 

by , contractor, for , owner, of land or flats 

described as follows: — 

Said contract is to be completed on or before 

Upon filing a notice, as hereinbefore provided, and giving upon filing 
actual notice to the owner of such fihng, the sub-contractor contractor"^' 
shall have a lien to secure the payment of all labor and ma- [^^^^J^^^.^ 
terial, which he shall thereafter furnish, upon the interest 
of the owner, as appears of record at the time of such filing, 
in the lot of land or flats reclaimed or improved in the man- 
ner described in section twenty-seven. 

Section 29. All the provisions of this chapter relative to Certain pro- 
liens for the erection, alteration, repair or removal of a chapter°to 
building or structure or for furnishing material therefor, apply to liena 
attaching under the provisions of section two or four, shall under '§27 
apply, so far as apt, to liens attaching under section twenty- °'"^^' 
seven or twenty-eight. Approved May 4, 1931. 



An Act providing that the guardianship jurisdiction (7/iaiO,283 
OF the probate court shall not apply to the custody 

OF MINOR CHILDREN AFFECTED BY CERTAIN DIVORCE PRO- 
CEEDINGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section five of chapter two hundred and one g.l. 201, s 5, 
of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding thereto ^"^^"'^®'^- 
the following new sentence : — This section shall not apply 
to the minor children of parents divorced within or without 
the commonwealth or between whom divorce proceedings 
are pending in a court of the commonwealth, • — so as to read 
as follows : — Section 6. The guardian of a minor shall ^^f^gafion ""^ 
have the custody of his person and the care of his education, of minors, 
except that the parents of the minor, jointly, or the surviving 
parent shall have such custody and said care unless the 
court otherwise orders. The probate court may, upon the 
written consent of the parents or surviving parent, order 
that the guardian shall have such custody ; and may so order 
if, upon a hearing and after such notice to the parents or 
surviving parent as it may order, it finds such parents, 
jointly, or the surviving parent, unfit to have such custody; 
or if it finds one of them unfit therefor and the other files in 
court his or her written consent to such order. The mar- Effect of 
riage of a female under guardianship as a minor shall de- ™'^""*^®- 
prive her guardian of all right to her custody and education, 
but not of the care and possession of her property. If a 
corporation is appointed guardian of a minor, the court may, 
subject to the right of his parents, or of the husband of a 
female minor, as provided in this section, award the custody 
to some suitable person. This section shall not apply to the Section not 
minor children of parents divorced within or without the cultoTyol*° 



304 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 284, 285. 



minor children commonwcaltli 01' between whom divorce proceedings are 

cfrta^n'^di'voree pending in a court of the commonwealth, 
proceedings. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect September first in 

Effective date, the currcnt year. Appi'oved May 4, 1931. 



Chav.2S4: An Act relative to commitment to jail of children 

AWAITING examination OR TRIAL. 



G.L.119, §67, 
etc., amended. 



Commitment 
to jail of 
children await- 
ing examination 
or trial. Time 
limit for dis- 
position of case 
by court. 

Children com- 
mitted to be 
kept apart 
from certain 
other persons 
committed, 
except, etc. 



Effective 
date. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section sixty-seven of chapter one hundred 
and nineteen of the General Laws, as amended by chapter 
two hundred and twenty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-seven, and by chapter two hundred and sixteen 
of the acts of the current year, is hereby further amended 
by striking out the third paragraph, inserted by said chapter 
two hundred and twenty-one, and inserting in place thereof 
the following : — 

A child so committed to jail to await examination or trial 
by the court shall be returned thereto within ten days after 
each such commitment, and not more than twenty 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 committed as 
aforesaid, except when attending religious exercises or re- 
ceiving medical attention or treatment. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect September first in 
the current year. Approved May 4, 1931. 



Chav 285 ^^ -^^"^ authorizing the appointment of an additional 

court officer for the municipal court of the DOR- 
CHESTER DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section sixty-two of chapter two hundred and eighteen of 
the General Laws, as most recently amended by section one 
of chapter two hundred and eight of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-nine, is hereby further amended by insert- 
ing after the word "district", the second time it occurs in the 
tenth line, the words: — , of the Dorchester district, — so as 
to read as follows : — Section 62. In the municipal court of 
the city of Boston the court officers appointed shall not ex- 
ceed ten for criminal business and five for civil business and 
one of such court officers for criminal business shall be 
designated by the chief justice as chief court officer of said 
court for criminal business, and one of such court officers for 
criminal business shall be designated as an assistant chief 
court officer; in the municipal court of the Roxbury district 



G. L. 218, § 62, 
etc., amended. 



Number of 
court officers 
in district 
courts. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 286. 305 

four court officers may be appointed; in the municipal court Additional 
of the South Boston district, of the Charlestown district, of for the munici- 
the Dorchester district and of the West Roxbury district, thlDorchlater 
the East Boston district court, the district court of Chelsea, district. 
the third district court of eastern Middlesex and the district 
court of East Norfolk two court officers for each court may be 
appointed; and in each of the other district courts in the 
commonwealth one court officer may be appointed. 

Approved May 4, 1931. 



Chap.2S6 



An Act relative to the investment by domestic life 

INSURANCE companies IN THE STOCK OF NATIONAL BANKS 
AND TRUST COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the General g. l. 175, § 66, 
Laws, as amended in section sixtj^-six by section three of ^ "'■' ^^^'^ 
chapter two hundred and ninety-seven of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-three, is hereby further amended 
by striking out said section sixty-six and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 66. Except as otherwise Restrictions 
provided, no domestic life company shall invest any of its nfen"s of d^o- 
funds in any unincorporated business or enterprise, or in the mestic life 
stocks or evidence of indebtedness of any corporation the companies. 
owners or holders of which stock or evidence of indebtedness 
may in any event be or become liable on account thereof 
to any assessment except for taxes, nor shall such life com- 
pany invest any of its funds in its own stock or in the stock 
of any other insurance company. No such life company 
shall invest in, acquire or hold directly or indirectly more 
than ten per cent of the capital stock of any corporation, 
nor shall more than ten per cent of its capital and surplus 
be invested in the stock of any one corporation. No such 
life company shall subscribe to or participate in any under- 
writing of the purchase or sale of securities or property, or 
enter into any transaction for such purchase or sale on ac- 
count of said company jointly with any other person, nor 
shall any such life company enter into any agreement to 
withhold from sale any of its property, but the disposition 
of its property shall be at all times within the control of its 
board of directors. 

Nothing in this section or in section sixty-three shall pre- Certain funds 
vent such a life company from investing or loaning any "e^tedVther- 
funds, not required to be invested as provided in section wise, etc. 
sixty-three, in any manner that the directors may deter- 
mine; provided, that no loan of such funds shall be made to Proviso. 
an individual or firm unless it is secured by collateral se- 
curity and provided further, that such funds shall not be * 
invested in the purchase of stock or evidence of indebted- 
ness prohibited by the preceding paragraph, except as here- 
inafter provided. Any such life company may invest such g^J'ckoTna-'^ 
funds in the capital stock of a trust company incorporated tionai banks 



306 Acts, 1931. — Chap. 286. 

and trust in and doing business in the commonwealth or of a national 

companiea. banking association incorporated under federal law and lo- 
cated in any one of the New England states, if such trust 
company or association has paid dividends in cash of not 
less than four per cent on its capital stock in each of the five 
years next preceding the date of the investment and if the 
amount of surplus of such trust company or association is 
at least equal to fifty per cent of the amount of its capital 
stock; but no such life company shall invest in the aggre- 
gate an amount in excess of two and one half per cent of its 
reserve in the purchase of stock of such trust companies and 
national banking associations, nor shall it invest an amount 
in excess of two per cent of its reserve in the purchase of the 
stock of any one such trust company or association, except 
that if two or more such trust companies or associations 
merge or consolidate or one or more such trust companies is 
merged or consolidated with one or more such associations, 
such a life company may acquire stock of the absorbing or 
consolidating trust company or national banking association 
to an amount in excess of two per cent but not in excess of 
two and one half per cent of the reserve of such life company, 
if such stock is received in exchange for stock of the con- 
solidating or merging companies or associations owned by the 
life company at the time of the merger or consolidation. 
^ntTr^iTto ^ ™- ^ Nothing in this section or in section sixty-three shall pre- 
tain agree- vcut any such life company from entering into an agreement 
ments, etc. £^^ ^-^q purposc of protecting the interests of the company 
in securities lawfully held by it, or for the purpose of reor- 
ganization of a corporation which issued securities so held, 
and from depositing such securities with a committee or 
depositaries appointed under such agreement, nor from ac- 
cepting corporate stock or bonds or other securities which 
may be distributed pursuant to any such agreement, or to 
May acquire any plan of reorganization," and nothing in this section or 
sLTisfecfion of section sixty-three shall prevent any such life company from 
debt, etc. acquiring or holding any property acquired in satisfaction of 

any debt previously contracted, or that shall be obtained by 
Proviso. sale or foreclosure of any security held by it; provided, that 

if the property owned be such as is prohibited for investment 
by such company, it shall dispose of such property, if per- 
sonal, within one year, and if real estate, within five years, 
from the date when it acquired title to the same, unless the 
commissioner shall extend the time for such disposition for 
the reason that the interests of the company will suffer 
materially by a forced sale of such property. 
«mrfor°dis- ^ record of such extension shall be made by the commis- 

posaiofpro- sioucr, which shall state the time of the extension, and in 
ments, etc.^*' ' that cvcnt the sale of said property may be made at any 
time before the expiration of the time of such extension. 

Approved May 5, 1931. 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 287, 288. 307 



An Act relative to the payment over of moneys col- Chap. 2S7 

LECTED ON ACCOUNT OF TAXES AND INTEREST, INCLUDING 
INTEREST UPON DEPOSITS OF THE SAME. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter sixty of the General Laws, as most recently g. l. 60, § 2. 
amended in section two by section three of chapter sixty-five ®*^°' ^™®'^'^®^- 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, is hereby 
further amended by striking out said section two and in- 
serting in place thereof the following : — Section 2. Every collection and 
collector of taxes, constable, sheriff or deputy sheriff, re- oftaxe"*"^" 
ceiving a tax list and warrant from the assessors, shall col- 
lect the taxes therein set forth, with interest, and pay over 
said taxes and interest to the city or town treasurer accord- 
ing to the warrant, and shall make written return thereof Written re- 

..... . turn Gtc 

with his tax list and of his doings thereon at such times as 

the assessors shall in writing require. He shall also give to 

the treasurer an account of all charges and fees collected by 

him. He shall, once in each week or oftener, pay over to Weekly pay- 

the treasurer all money received by him during the pre- moneys^coi-^ 

ceding week or lesser period on account of taxes and interest, ^'^^'^ed on ac- 

, 1 . • 1 • , , • 1 count of taxes 

mcludmg any sums received as mterest on moneys received and interest, 
by him on account of taxes and interest and deposited in ierest'u'ifon"' 
any bank. Ayproved May 5, 1931. deposits. 



An Act relative to the commitment of feeble minded ChaV-2SS 

PERSONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section sixty-six of chapter one hundred and ^c.^kmended^.' 
twenty-three of the General Laws, as most recently amended 
by section seven of chapter two hundred and ninety-three of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after the word "certificate" 
in the eleventh line the words : — , except that the physician's 
examination of the alleged feeble minded person shall have 
occurred within ten days of the signing and making oath 
to the certificate, which shall bear date not more than twenty 
days prior to the commitment of such person, — and by 
inserting after the word "committed" in the fourteenth line 
the following sentence : — Such order shall be void if such 
person shall not be received at the school named therein 
within sixty days after the date of such order, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 66. Any judge of probate, within Order of com- 
his county, upon written application, if he finds that a person "ortaln^institu- 
residing or being within said county is a proper subject for ^"nded'^ ^^®'^'® 
the Walter E. Fernald state school, the Belchertown state persons. 
school or the Wrentham state school, may commit him 
thereto by an order of commitment, directed to the trustees 
thereof, made in accordance with section fifty-one, and ac- 
companied by a certificate in accordance with section fifty- 
three by a physician, qualified as therein provided, that such 



308 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 289. 



Order void, 
when. 



G. L. 123, § 70, 
amended. 



Commitment, 
order void, 
when. 



person is a proper subject for said school, and all provisions 
of said section shall apply to such certificate, except that the 
physician's examination of the alleged feeble minded person 
shall have occurred within ten days of the signing and making 
oath to the certificate, which shall bear date not more than 
twenty days prior to the commitment of such person. The 
order of commitment shall also direct the sheriff, deputy 
sheriff, constable, police officer, or other person to apprehend 
and convey the said person to the school to which he has 
been committed. Such order shall be void if such person 
shall not be received at the school named therein within sixty 
days after the date of such order. Unless the person sought 
to be committed is present at the time of the hearing, or 
the application is made by some one legally entitled to his 
custody, notice of the apphcation and of the time and place 
of hearing shall be given to the person sought to be com- 
mitted, and the order of commitment shall state what notice 
was given or the finding of facts which made notice un- 
necessary, and shall authorize custody of the person until 
he shall be discharged by order of a court or otherwise in 
accordance with law. 

Section 2. Section seventy of said chapter one hundred 
and twenty-three is hereby amended by inserting at the 
beginning thereof the words : — Except as provided in sec- 
tion sixty-six, — so as to read as follows: — Section 70. 
Except as provided in section sixty-six, an order of com- 
mitment of a person to an institution shall be void if such 
person shall not be received at the institution within thirty 
days after the date of such order. 

Approved May 5, 19S1. 



G. L. 94, § 165, 
amended. 

Marking of 
containers used 
for the sale 
of vinegar. 



Chap. 2^^ An Act relative to the marking of containers used 

FOR THE SALE OF VINEGAR OTHER THAN UNDILUTED CIDER 
VINEGAR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter ninety-four of the General Laws is hereby amended 
by striking out section one hundred and sixty-five and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: — Section 165. No 
manufacturer or producer of, or wholesale dealer in, vinegar 
shall, by himself or by his servant or agent, use a cask, barrel 
or other container for the sale, offering for sale, exchange or 
delivery of vinegar, or have such vinegar in possession in 
any cask, barrel or other container with intent to sell, offer 
for sale, exchange or deliver such vinegar therein, unless 
the container is plainly marked with the name and place of 
business of such manufacturer, producer or wholesale dealer, 
the kind of vinegar contained therein and the substances 
from which it is made and unless the following additional 
requirements as to the marking and labelling of the container 
are complied with : — If the vinegar is cider vinegar diluted 
to legal strength, the container shall be distinctly and con- 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 290, 291. 309 

spicuously labelled, "Diluted to Legal Strength" or by other 
like words indicating such fact. Each compound, mixture 
or blend of vinegar shall be marked with the word ''com- 
pound" or "mixture", together with a statement of its 
constituents and the percentage of each constituent. The 
principal label, including the word "compound" or "mix- 
ture", if used on vinegar in wooden packages, shall be in 
Roman letters not less than one inch high, properly spaced 
and in straight parallel lines with no more than two inches 
of space between each line. The marking of vinegar in 
other containers than wooden packages shall be governed 
by vsections one hundred and eighty-six and one hundred and 
eighty-seven. Violation of any provision of this section shall Penalty. 
be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars. Not applicable 
This section shall not apply to undiluted cider vinegar. dder vi'negar. 

Approved May 6, 1931. 



Chap.290 



An Act relative to pensions payable by domestic in- 
surance COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the General ^^de'd' ^ ^^' 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out section thirty-six 
and inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 36. Pensions to 
Any domestic company, when authorized so to do by a vote domestic insur- 
in each case of not less than a majority of its directors, at a ance companies. 
meeting called for the purpose, recorded in the minutes of 
the board, may grant a pension to any employee who has 
been continuously in the service of the company for ten 
years and who has become incapacitated for further service 
by reason of physical or mental disability resulting from 
sickness or injury, and may grant a pension to any employee 
retiring by reason of the infirmities of age who has been 
continuously in the service of the company for not less than 
fifteen years. No such pension shall exceed three fourths 
of the average salary of the employee for three years pre- 
ceding the date of retirement, and any such pension shall be 
discontinued when any such pensioner substantially recovers 
his earning capacity. 

Any such company, with the written approval of the Employees' 
commissioner, may also establish an employees' savings or^contributory 
fund or contributory pension system for the benefit of its fe,"®'ertlb-' 
aged or disabled employees, to which fund or system the iishment. 
employees shall contribute an amount not less than the 
amount contributed by the company. 

Approved May 6, 1931. 

An Act relative to the sale of deer, moose, caribou or QJiav 291 

ELK LAWFULLY TAKEN OUTSIDE OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the g.l. i3i, new 
General Laws, as appearing in section two of chapter three afterTi29. 



310 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 292. 



Sale of deer, 
moose, cari- 
bou or elk 
lawfully taken 
outside 
of state. 

Proviso. 



G. L. 131, § 124, 
amended. 



Sale, etc., of 
certain birds 
forbidden. 



Penalty. 



hundred and ninety-three of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirty, is hereby amended by inserting after section one 
hundred and twenty-nine the following new section: — 
Section 129 A. Any person may sell to a person licensed 
under section one hundred and thirty to deal therein the 
whole or any part of a deer, moose, caribou or elk legally 
killed by him outside of the commonwealth and legally 
transported therein; provided, that there is attached to 
some part of the body of such deer, moose, caribou or elk 
the game warden's tag allowing the same to be shipped from 
the state or country in which it was killed. 

Section 2. Section one hundred and twenty-four of said 
chapter one hundred and thirty-one, as so appearing, is 
hereby amended by inserting after the word "twenty-nine" 
in the third line the following : — , one hundred and twenty- 
nine A, — so as to read as follows: — Section 124- No 
person, except as provided in section one hundred and 
twenty-five, one hundred and twenty-six, one hundred and 
twenty-seven, one hundred and twenty-nine, one hundred 
and twenty-nine A or one hundred and thirty, shall buy, 
sell, barter, exchange, or in any way deal in or trade with 
respect to, the dead or living bodies of birds or mammals, 
protected by the law in this commonwealth, whenever and 
wherever taken or killed. Whoever violates any provision 
of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than 
fifty nor more than one hundred dollars. 

Approved May 6, 1931. 



Chap. 



Doyle field 

commission, 

establishment 

in city of 

Leominster, 

membership, 

terms. 



City may 
acquire by deed 
of gift certain 
land of Bernard 
W. Doyle, and 
said land in- 
cluding both 
Robbins park 
and any addi- 
tional land 



292 An Act establishing the doyle field commission in 

THE city of LEOMINSTER AND AUTHORIZING SAID CITY TO 
ACQUIRE LAND TO BE USED WITH AN EXISTING PLAYGROUND 
FOR A RECREATION FIELD AND TO IMPROVE, MAINTAIN AND 
CONDUCT SUCH FIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There is hereby established in the city of 
Leominster, hereinafter referred to as the city, a commis- 
sion, to be known as the Doyle field commission, hereinafter 
referred to as the commission, which shall consist of the 
mayor for the time being, ex officio, the superintendent of 
schools for the time being, ex officio, and three others to be 
appointed from among the citizens at large by the mayor, 
subject to confirmation by the city council. Of the three 
initial appointees one shall so be appointed for a term of 
three years, one for a term of two years and one for a term 
of one year, and as their respective terms expire their suc- 
cessors shall so be appointed for terms of three years. 

Section 2. The city may, by majority vote of the city 
council approved by the mayor, acquire by deed of gift 
from Bernard W. Doyle or otherwise certain land in said 
city situated on both sides of Priest street and shown on a 
plan entitled "Land of Bernard W. Dojde" made by Wm. 
P. Ray, C.E., dated April sixth, nineteen hundred and thirty- 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 292. 311 

one, and filed in the Worcester northern district registry of ?cquired, to be 

/ o t/ known ss 

deeds, which land is adjacent to land known as Robbins park Doyie field, 
now owned and held for playground purposes by the city, 
subject to such conditions and restrictions affecting the land 
acquired and said Robbins park as shall be specified in the 
deed of gift and as shall not be inconsistent with the purposes 
of this act, and may agree to such conditions and restrictions 
either by acceptance of the deed of gift or by joining in it. 
The city may acquire from time to time by gift, purchase or 
otherwise and subject to such conditions and restrictions as 
the commission shall approve, additional land which shall 
be subject to the provisions of this act. The said land, 
including both said Robbins park and the land so acquired, 
and the buildings and structures thereon, shall be known as 
Doyle field and the commission shall have the full and 
exclusive control and direction of it, notwithstanding any 
action the city may take or may have taken under chapter 
forty-five of the General Laws. The commission in the May erect 
name and behalf of the city and for the public use may erect tTdTequTpmen't 
buildings and other structures upon said Dojde field; may therefor, 
enclose and keep enclosed the whole or any part of the land, c™etakers, 
buildings and structures, provide proper equipment there- '"structors, etc. 
for, employ and discharge all necessary caretakers, instruc- 
tors, teachers and other employees, who shall not be sub- 
ject to chapter thirty-one of the General Laws and may May manage, 
hold, manage, control, lease and let said property exclusively pr^o^^^y for 
for the purposes of enjoyment and encouragement of recre- -ithietic, etc., 
ation, play, sports, physical education, athletics, and for such p^'"p°®'^®- 
civic, patriotic and educational celebrations, exhibitions and 
entertainments as the commission shall see fit, and for any 
use necessary or convenient for said purposes; may make 
rules and regulations governing said Doyle field; and may May charge ad- 
charge admission thereto or allow charges for admission m'ssion, etc. 
thereto to be made. 

Section 3. The city may raise and appropriate money city may ap- 
to the use of the commission for the following uses and pur- moi'^ei^to use 
poses, namely: of coiiimission 

For the care and maintenance of said Doyle field, the p^urposes." 
acquisition of additional land, and the care and repair of 
buildings and structures thereon. 

For the equipment and improvement of the grounds and 
the construction, alteration and enlargement of buildings 
and structures thereon. 

For the employment of caretakers, instructors, teachers 
and other persons who may in the discretion of the com- 
mission be necessary adequately to maintain said field and 
conduct the activities thereon. 

For the support and encouragement of recreation, play, 
sports, physical education, athletics, and civic, patriotic and 
educational celebrations, exhibitions and entertainments in 
said field pursuant to its general purposes. 

Section 4. All revenue received by the commission under Revenue re- 
this act shall be paid into the treasury of the city. The nilsslon^toTr' 



312 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 293. 



paid into city 
treasury, etc. 



Certain per- 
sons eligible 
for appoint- 
ment as mem- 
bers of com- 
mission, etc. 



Effective upon 
acceptance by 
vote of city 
council, etc. 



commission shall annuallj^, or oftener if requested by the 
mayor and the city council of the city, file with the mayor 
and the city council an itemized and detailed statement 
of all revenue received from and all expenditures made 
on account of said field and the buildings and structures 
thereon. 

Section 5. Members of the playground commission of 
the city or of any board or department that shall have charge 
of parks or playgrounds, shall be eligible for appointment as 
members of the commission hereby created; and the city 
may hereafter give said last mentioned commission juris- 
diction over other playgrounds and recreation centers to 
exercise powers conferred on the city by present or future 
laws relating to playgrounds. 

Section 6. This act shall take full effect immediately 
upon its acceptance during the current year by vote of the 
city council of said city of Leominster, notwithstanding any 
provision of its charter to the contrary, but for the purpose 
of such acceptance it shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 7, 1931. 



City of 
Springfield 
may accept in 
trust a convey- 
ance of the 
land and build- 
ing of E. K. 
Wilcox Post 
No. 16, De- 
partment of 
Massachusetts, 
Grand Army of 
the Republic. 



Chav.293 ^^ -^^t authorizing the city of springfield to take over, 

MAINTAIN AND MANAGE AS A MEMORIAL CERTAIN PROPERTY 
OF E. K. WILCOX POST NO. 10, DEPARTMENT OF MASSA- 
CHUSETTS, GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. In pursuance of a vote of E. K. Wilcox Post 
No. 16, Department of Massachusetts, Grand Army of the 
Republic, a corporation duly organized by law, passed at a 
special meeting held March fourteenth, nineteen hundred 
and thirty-one, which vote is recorded on the books of the 
said corporation, William H. Waterman, president, Otto F. 
Fogelstrand, clerk or secretary, and the board of directors 
of said corporation as named in said vote, or a majority of 
said persons or of their successors as such officers and di- 
rectors, are hereby authorized to convey in trust to the city 
of Springfield the land and building owned by said corpora- 
tion and located on State street in said city, together with 
the personal property of said corporation contained therein, 
and said city is hereby authorized to accept the same upon 
the terms and conditions herein set forth and upon such 
others as may be agreed upon between said corporation and 
said city, and subject to all unpaid taxes thereon, which the 
assessors of said city are hereby authorized to abate; pro- 
vided, that such conveyance and transfer of possession there- 
under shall occur within one year after the passage of this 
act. 

Section 2. The said city, in consideration of such con- 
veyance and acceptance, shall maintain said building, under 
the name of the Grand Army Hall, as a memorial to the men 
of Springfield who served in the army or navy of the United 



Proviso. 



Building to be 
maintained as 
a memorial to 
civil war 
veterans, etc. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 293. 313 

States in the civil war, and shall keep the building in good 
repair and properly equipped, heated and lighted. So long 
as the E. K. Wilcox Post No. 16, Department of Massachu- 
setts, Grand Army of the Republic, an unincorporated as- 
sociation, shall continue in existence, it shall enjoy, free of 
rent, the use, occupancy and benefits of said building in its 
present condition to the same extent and in the same manner 
as it now uses and occupies said building. In the event of ["iifeve^nts"' 
the complete or partial destruction of said building by fire city may seii 
or other unavoidable casualty, or if, in the opinion of the "' '"^' ^ °' 
mayor and city council of said city, said building, after said 
unincorporated association has ceased to exist, should be- 
come unsuitable by reason of location or otherwise for the 
purposes to which it is now devoted, or to which it is to be 
devoted, said city may sell said real estate, and the proceeds Proceeds to be 
of such sale, and/or of any insurance policies on said property fundTor ere"c-° 
shall be converted by said city into a fund to be used for the tjon^of memo-^ 
purpose of erecting or providing a suitable memorial to per- ate memory 
petuate the memory of the men who fought in the civil war, vlt^eraL^^'^ 
and any surplus remaining after the erection or acquisition Disposition of 
of such memorial shall be safely invested and the income ^"°°"Jj|°gtc 
therefrom shall be used for the relief of the indigent families 
or descendants of persons who served in the military or naval 
forces of the United States in time of war and were honorably 
discharged from such service or released from active duty 
therein, or for other charitable, patriotic or benevolent pur- 
poses. Said city may at any time erect on the land referred 
to in section one a new building to take the place of the one 
now existing, if the same be destroyed by fire or otherwise. 

Section 3. There shall be an unpaid board of five Board of 
trustees to be appointed by the mayor of said city, with the po"ntmentr 
approval of the city council thereof, to serve for terms of terms. 
three years each, except that of the initial appointees one 
shall serve for one year, two for two years and two for three 
years. Any vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as vacancies. 
the original appointment. A majority of the trustees shall trSstees^to be 
always be descendants of men who served in the army or ofn/JiAvho 
navy of the United States during the civil war and were served in 
honorably discharged therefrom ; provided, that a sufficient "^^' ^^^''' 
number of such persons suitable so to serve can be obtained. 
Preference in the office of trustee shall next be given to per- 
sons who have served in the military or naval forces of the 
United States and were honorably discharged from such 
service or released from active duty therein. No person, Qualifications 
however, shall be appointed as trustee unless he is a native ° 
born citizen of the United States, is above the age of thirty 
years, and has been a resident of said city for at least five 
consecutive years preceding his appointment. The mayor chairman and 
shall designate one member of the board as chairman, and ofbo^rT. 
the board shall elect one of its members as secretary. Any 
member or members of said board may be removed by the 
mayor for cause. Said board of trustees shall have the Board to have 
charge and care of the property referred to in section one of property ,''et'<f. 



314 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 294. 



and of the maintenance of any building thereon, and, sub- 
ject to the approval of the mayor and city council, may at 
an}^ time, subject to any existing lease, devote the whole or 
any part of said building to the purposes as set forth in this 
act; shall make all necessary rules and regulations relative 
Custodian, etc. thereto; shall appoint a custodian therefor, who shall be 
exempt from the civil service laws and the rules and regula- 
tions thereunder, and other necessary officers or emploj^ees 
for the care of said building; shall fix their compensation, and 
may at any time remove them; shall fix and receive any 
rentals to be derived from the use of any part of the present 
or of any future building under its control; shall devote the 
proceeds of such rentals to the maintenance of such build- 
ing; and shall use any surplus for the relief of the indigent 
families or descendants of persons who served in the military 
or naval forces of the United States in time of war and were 
honorably discharged from such service or released from 
active duty therein, or for other charitable, patriotic or 
benevolent purposes. 

Section 4. So much of this act as authorizes the con- 
versance of the property described in section one to said city 
of Springfield and its acceptance by said city shall take effect 
upon its passage, and the remainder thereof shall take effect 
upon such acceptance. Approved May 7, 1931. 



Rentals, dia- 
pasitian of 
proceeds, etc 



Surplus, 
how used 



When act 
takes e£fect. 



Chap. 294 ^^ ^ct providing for the construction of a municipal 

BUILDING ON FRANKLIN FIELD IN THE DORCHESTER DIS- 
TRICT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 



City of Boston 
may borrow 
money and 
issue bonds for 
construction of 
a municipal 
building on 
Franklin field 
in Dorchester 
district. 



Franklin Field 
Municipal 
Building Loan, 
Act of 1931. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a municipal 
building on Franklin field in the Dorchester district of the 
city of Boston, said city may borrow from time to time, 
within a period of five years from the passage of this act, 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding, in the ag- 
gregate, five hundred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds 
or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the words, 
Franklin Field Municipal Building Loan, Act of 1931. 
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 sec- 
tion unless a sum equal to an amount not less than ten per 
cent of such authorized issue is voted for the same purpose 
to be raised by the tax levy of the year when authorized. 
Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in excess of 
the statutory limit, but shall, except as herein provided, be 
subject to the laws relative to the issuance of debt by the 
city of Boston. The proceeds of the loan herein authorized 
shall be used only for the purposes herein specified. The 
aforesaid municipal building shall be so designed as, in the 
judgment of the city, to best serve the community by pro- 
viding quarters for municipal departments and for veteran 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 295, 296. 315 

and civic organizations that may under the law be supplied 
b}' the city, and as a community center. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- fo'g^^^gj,^"^. 
ance during the current year by vote of the city council of cii, etc. 
said city, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not 
other^yise. Approved May 7, 1931. 



An Act providing for the construction of a municipal Chav.295 

BUILDING IN THE FIELDS CORNER SECTION OF THE DOR- 
CHESTER district of the city of BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing a municipal j^i^*^' ^or^ow °° 
building in the Fields Corner section of the Dorchester dis- money and 
trict of the city of Boston, said city may borrow from time MMtroc'tfo^n^"' 
to time, within a period of five years from the passage of this °f a municipal 

', '■ , '' i T • .1 building in the 

act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceedmg, m the Fields Corner 
aggregate, five hundred thousand dollars, and may issue DordTer/er 
bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face the district, 
words, Dorchester Municipal Building Loan, Act of 1931. ^i^p^ff}",^."" 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan, and ing Loan, Act 
such loans shall be paid in not more than fifteen years from °^^93i. 
their dates, but no issue shall be authorized under this sec- 
tion 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 sub- 
ject to the laws relative to the issuance of debt by the city 
of Boston. The proceeds of the loan herein authorized shall 
be used only for the purposes herein specified. The afore- 
said municipal building shall be so designed as, in the judg- 
ment of the city, to best serve the community by providing 
quarters for municipal departments and for veteran and civic 
organizations that may under the law be supplied by the 
city, and as a community center. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance submission 
during the current year by vote of the city council of said cu^etc.''""" 
city, subject to the provisions of its charter, but not otherwise. 

Approved May 7, 1931. 



An Act authorizing the town of amherst to use certain Chav.29Q 

LAND FOR PARK PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The town of Amherst is hereby authorized l[j','heret may 



to alter the use of a parcel of land situated between Main use certain land 

for park 
purposes. 



and Lessey streets in said town and easterly of College avenue °^ "^"^ 



and commonly called the Gates lot, said parcel having been 
taken by said town in nineteen hundred and sixteen by emi- 
nent domain as a site for a public library building by an 



316 



Acts, 1931. — Chaps. 297, 298. 



order of taking evidenced by an instrument duly recorded 
in the registry of deeds for Hampshire county in book seven 
hundred and nineteen at page five hundred and thirty-one; 
and said town may hereafter hold and use the same for 
pubHc park purposes. 

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

Approved May 12, 1931. 



Chap 



The city coun- 
cil of the city 
of Boston may, 
with the ap- 
proval of 
mayor, fix fees 
for certain 
licenses and 
permits. 



May establish 
and fix fees 
for qualifica- 
tion or war- 
rant of certain 
officers. 



Inconsistent 
provisions of 
law not appli- 
cable in city 
of Boston. 



.297 An Act authorizing the city council of the city of 

BOSTON, with the APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR, TO FIX FEES 
FOR CERTAIN LICENSES AND PERMITS, AND TO ESTABLISH 
AND FIX FEES FOR THE QUALIFICATION OR WARRANT OP 
CERTAIN OFFICERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. In the city of Boston the city council, with 
the approval of the mayor, shall have the power to fix the 
fees for licenses or permits for which a fee is collected at the 
date of the passage of this act under authority of statutes 
then existing in all cases where the entire proceeds of such 
fees form part of the income of the city, but excepting fees 
for marriage licenses or for licenses granted by the mayor 
under chapter four hundred and ninety-four of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and eight and its amendments and ad- 
ditions. Until action is taken under this act in respect to 
any fee subject to its provisions, the same shall remain as 
estabhshed on said date. 

Section 2. The city council of said city, with like ap- 
proval, may establish and fix fees to be paid to the city clerk 
for the use of said city for the qualification or warrant 
of any officer, appointed by the mayor and confirmed by 
the city council, whose compensation is derived from fees 
charged for the exercise of powers conferred by such appoint- 
ment. 

Section 3. All provisions of law, in so far as inconsistent 
with the provisions of this act or with any action authorized 
hereunder, shall not apply in the city of Boston. 

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

Approved May 12, 1931. 



Chap. 2^'^ An Act to authorize the town of sharon to acquire 

certain property and water rights of the PLYMOUTH 
RUBBER COMPANY, INC. 

Be it ejiacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Sharon may acquire by pur- 
chase the land and buildings of the Plymouth Rubber 
Company, Inc. adjacent to Massapoag pond and Hammer- 
shop pond, so called, in said town, including the dam and 
flume house at the outlet of said Massapoag pond and the 
water rights of said company in said ponds. 

Section 2. For said purpose the town of Sharon may 
borrow from time to time, within a period of five years from 



Town of 
Sharon may 
acquire certain 
property and 
water rights of 
the Plymouth 
Rubber Com- 
pany, Inc. 



May borrow 
money, issue 
bonds, etc. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 299. 317 

the passage of this act, such sums as may be necessary, not 

exceeding, in the aggregate, five thousand dollars, and may 

issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face 

the words. Town of Sharon-Massapoag and Hammershop Town of 

Pond Loan, Act of 1931. Each authorized issue shall con- fiTssapoag and 

stitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not Hammershop 

n c 1 • 1 J 1 J • I II L Pond Loan, 

more than five years from their dates, but no issue shall be Act of 1931. 
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 inside the statutory limit but shall, except as pro- 
vided herein, be subject to chapter forty-four of the General 
Laws, exclusive of the limitation contained in the first para- 
graph of section seven thereof, as revised by chapter three 
hundred and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-eight. 

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

Approved May 12, 1931. 

An Act dissolving certain corporations. C/iaiO.299 

Whereas, It is necessary that certain delinquent and other Emergency 
corporations be dissolved in the current year, therefore this pi'eambie. 
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 '^^^'"^^j^^ig^g 
as are not already legally dissolved are hereby dissolved, disfoTved"''^ 
subject to the provisions of sections fifty-one, fifty-two and 
fifty-six of chapter one hundred and fifty-five of the Gen- 
eral Laws: — 

A. A. Smith Inc., A & R Sales Corporation, A. B. C. 
Bakeries Incorporated, A. Brezner Leather Company, Inc., 
A. C. Kennedy Radio Company, A. Di Pietro Co., A. F. 
Chamberlain & Co., Incorporated, A. F. Clark Lumber 
Company, A. Frazzini Company, Inc., A. G. Thurston Ma- 
chine Co., A. J. Grenier Architect and Construction Com- 
pany, Incorporated, A. M. Hatch Lumber Company, Inc., 
A-1 Motor Sales Co. Inc., A. R. Robinson Co., Inc., A. S. 
Nichols Company, A. T. Bridges Co., Incorporated, A Tiv 
Gno Company, Abbott-Connolly Construction Company, 
The, Abbott-McKay Corporation, Abbotts, Inc. of Boston, 
Abenaki Production Company, Aberdeen Apartments, Inc., 
Abington Mining Company, Abram Gunsenhiser's Sons Inc., 
Acushnet Iron Foundry, Ad-Art Studios, Inc., Adams Glass 
Factory, The, Adams Products Incorporated, Adams Sugar 
Refinery (1865), Adams Sugar Refinery (1870), Adams 
Woolen Mills, Inc., Addette Specialty Shoppe Inc., The, 
Advertisers Press, Inc., The, Aerator Company, Aerial Serv- 
ices Company, Inc., Aetna Investment Corporation, Agassiz 
Realty Corporation, Agawam Manufacturing Company 



318 Acts, 1931. — Chap. 299. 

?orS?!ations (1810), Agawaoi Manufacturing Company (1846), Aguna 
dissolved. Mahogany & Timber Company, Air Service of New England, 

Inc., Airport Development Company, Airway Rubber Cor- 
poration, Albemarle Sales Company, Albert H. McAuslan, 
Inc., Alfred Kimball Shoe Co., Alger Iron and. Steel Com- 
pany, Alheit Display Case Co., The, Allen and Howe Com- 
pany, Incorporated, Allen B. Farmer, Inc., Allen-Plunkett 
Co., Alleyne Pharmacy Inc., Allinmesh Transmission Com- 
pany, Allston Amusement Company, Almac Investment 
Corporation, Alta California Copper Mining Company, 
American Airmobile Corporation, American Automatic 
Fastener Co., American Bed Chair Company, American 
Cannel Coal Company, American Coat and Apron Supply 
Company, American Composite Marble Company, American 
Copper Company, American Cordage and Webbing Com- 
pany, American Dining Car Company, Inc., American 
Factory Products Co., The, American Fire Extinguisher 
Company, American Garage, Inc., American Glass Company, 
American Hall Company, American Hardware Company, 
American Heel Company, American Hotel Company (1856), 
American Inventors' Association, American Lasting Machine 
Company, American Linen Company, American Manage- 
ment Corporation, American Manufacturing Company 
(1854), American Marble Statuary Company, American 
Metal Specialty Company, Inc., American Metric Bureau, 
American Mortising Machine Company, American Motor of 
New England, Inc., American Motor Tours Company, Ameri- 
can Paper Company, American Paper Folding Company, 
American Papeterie Company, American Patent Sail Com- 
pany, American Powder Company (1841), American Print 
Works, American Publishing Company, American Railroad 
Construction and Land Company, American Rubber Heel 
Stiffening Company, American Safety Brake Manufacturing 
Company, American Salvage Corporation, American Scale 
Company, American Sewing Machine Company, American 
Stamping Corporation, American Stationers Company, 
American Steamship Company, American Television Corpo- 
ration, American Underwriters Limited Inc., American Up- 
holstering Company, American Water Meter Company, 
American Wheat Companj'^, Amesbury Machine Company, 
Amesbury Wool and Cotton Manufacturing Company, The, 
Amherst Cotton Factory, Amherst Silk Association, Am- 
herst Silk Company, Ampola Knitting Mills, Inc., Anchor 
Oil Company, Anderson Fog Horn Compan}^, Apartment 
Investment Corp., Apollo Lunch Inc., Appleton House 
Company, Arcade Manufacturing Company, Archimedian 
Company, Ardo Manufacturing Corporation, Argus Manu- 
facturing Company, Arkian Clothing Manufacturing Com- 
pany, Inc., Arkwright Companv, Arkwright Mills, The, 
Arlington Mills (1899), Arnold Glove Grip Boot Shop of 
Chicago, Inc., Arnold Glove Grip Boot Shops, Inc., Aronson 
Bros. Shoe Co. Inc., Aronson Coat Company, Aroostook 
Pulp and Paper Company, Arrow Coach, Inc., Art Craft 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 299. 319 

Upholstering Company, Artcraft Sign & Advertising Co., Certain 
Inc., Artesian Well Association, Arthur E. Dorr & Co. Inc., d'isfoived°"^ 
Arthur Maxwell Co., Aselton & Sons, Inc., Ashburnham 
Cotton Factory Company, Ashburton Corporation, Ashbur- 
ton House Company, Ashby Steam Manufacturing Company, 
Ashland Manufacturing Company (1846), Ashley Falls 
Company, Ashwell Manufacturing Company, The, Assabet 
Manufacturing Company (1849), Associated Auto Owners 
Service Inc., Associated Laboratories, Inc., Associated Pro- 
prietors of Lumber in Merrimack River, The, Associated 
Service Bureaus, Inc., Associated Tailors and Cleansers, Inc., 
Assonet Oil Storage Company, Astor Productions, Inc., 
Atherton Manufacturing Company, The, Athol Amusement 
Company, Atlantic and Pacific Airways, Inc., Atlantic 
Gelatine Company, Atlantic Kompost Co., Atlantic Realty 
Corporation, The, Atlantic Shoe Company, Atlas Hat, Inc., 
Atlas Service Company, Atlas Shoe Company, Atlas Tire 
Company, Attleboro Hub Shoe Store, Inc., Attleboro 
Specialty Company, Auburn Motors Incorporated, Aunt 
Tibbey's Home Made Candies, Incorporated, Automatic 
Coal Burner Corporation, Automatic Creamer Company, 
Automatic Merchandizer of Connecticut, Inc., The, Auto- 
mobile Bourse, Inc., The, Automobile Leasing Corporation, 
Automobile Service Bureau Inc., Automotive Used Car 
Corporation, Avenue Garage Company. 

B. Hochberg & Sons, Inc., B. M. Powell, Inc., Babylonian 
Rug Company, Bacheller & Broad, Inc., Back Bay Improve- 
ment Company, Baker's Garage Inc., Balco Syndicate, Inc., 
Baldwin Company, Balin Motion Pictures Inc., Ballard 
Vale Company, Bancroft Bottling Corporation, Bancroft 
Construction Company, Bankers Financial Service, Inc., 
Banner of Light Publishing House, Banner Shoe Co., Inc., 
Barber Tanning Company, Barium Manufacturing Company, 
Barnard & Company Incorporated, Barrese, Inc., The, 
Barristers' Hall in Court Square, Proprietors of, Barton 
Manufacturing Company, Barton Point Association, Bas- 
com's, Inc., Bata Shoe & Leather Company, Bathing House 
in Boston, The Proprietors of the (1805), Bausch & Lomb 
Optical Company of Massachusetts, Bay State Associates, 
Inc., Bay State Chemical Company (1872), Bay State 
Cotton Corporation, Bay State Luggage Company, Bay 
State Mills, Bay State Realty Corporation, Bay State Screw 
Company, Bay State Securities Company, Bay State-Segal 
Company, Bay State Silver Mining Company, Beacon Gold 
Mining Company (1864), Beacon Realty Corporation, 
Beacon Storage Warehouse Company, Bearse & Chamberlin, 
Inc., Beaudet Iron Foundry, Inc., Beaudette & Graham Com- 
pany, Beaver Brook Manufactory, Bee Printing Company, 
Bell Brothers Company, Bellevue Hospital, Inc. of Chicopee, 
Massachusetts, The, Bellingham Spa & Cafeteria Inc., 
Bellows Falls Electric Company, Bellows Falls Power Com- 
pany, Bellows Falls Theatre Operating Company, Bemo- 
town Company, Ben Marsh Shoe Company, Benjamin 



320 Acts, 1931. — Chap. 299. 

TO^-porations Expiess Co., Benjamin F. Tripp, Inc., Benlyn Company, Ben- 
dissoived. nett Libraries, Inc., The, Bennett Manufacturing Corpora- 

tion, The, Bens & Company, Inc., Berger Dry Goods Com- 
pany, Inc., Berkshire Cotton Manufacturing Company (1834), 
Berkshire Ice Cream Co. Inc., Berkshire Iron Works, Berk- 
shire Marble Company, Berkshire Mining Company, Berk- 
shire Silk Company, Berkshire Trout Hatchery Club, The, 
Berkshire Warehouse Company, Berman-Levine Co., Berry 
Brothers Inc. of Massachusetts, Betts & Smith Lighterage 
Co., Beverly Wood Heel Company, Bickford's Inc., Big 
River Mining Company, Bigelow, Reed & Co., Inc., Biggers 
Farm Oil Company, Biltmore Cafeteria of Everett, Inc., 
Biltmore Hall, Inc., Bircham Bend Power Company, Bir- 
mingham Factory, Bi-tu-mite Coal Company, Black Bros. 
Inc., Blackstone Coal Mining Company, Blanchard & Son 
Co., Blanchard Machine Company (1895), Blanchard's Gun 
Stock Turning Factory, Bliss & Perry Co., Bliss Manufac- 
turing Company (1848), Blue Hill, Inc., Blue Hill-Intervale 
Realty Corporation, Bob Ott, Incorporated, Bobgert Com- 
pany, Boltz Airport Inc., Bon Ton Shoe Manufacturing Co., 
Bond Village Manufacturing Company, Bonnar-Atwood 
Studios, Inc., "Booklets" Consolidated, Incorporated, Bos- 
ton and Austin Silver Mining Company, Boston and Bangor 
Steam Boat Company, Boston and Big Sandy Oil Company, 
Boston and Charleston Steamship Company, Boston and 
Chelsea Paper Company, Boston and Chicago Adjustable 
Car Company, The, Boston and Concord Boating Company, 
Boston and Cuba Steamship Company (1866), Boston and 
European Steam-ship Company, Boston and Gloucester 
Granite Manufacturing Company, Boston and Hingham 
Steam Boat Company, Boston and Ipswich Lace Company, 
Boston and Kennebec Steam-boat Company (1856),. Boston 
and Kennebec Steamboat Company (1867), Boston and 
Lackawanna Coal Company, Boston and Lowell Manufac- 
turing Company, Boston and Lowell Stage Company, Boston 
and Millbury Water Power and Manufacturing Company, 
Boston and New Bedford Oil Company, Boston and New 
Orleans Steam-ship Company, Boston and New York Coal 
Mining Company, Boston and New York Steam-ship Com- 
pany (1857), Boston and New York Steamship Company 
(1864), Boston and North Cambridge Omnibus Company, 
Boston and North Carolina Turpentine Company, Boston 
and Norwegian Coal Company, Boston and Portsmouth 
Steam Boat Company, Boston and Providence Citizens 
Coach Company, Boston and Provincetown Steamboat 
Company, Boston & Reading Silver Mining Company, 
Boston and St. John Navigation Company, Boston and 
Salamanca Lumber and Mining Company, Boston and 
Savannah Steamship Company (1867), Boston and Virginia 
Steamship Company, Boston Bath and Wash-House Com- 
pany, Boston Bay Mortgage Corporation, Boston Bed-Pan 
and Hospital Supply Company, Boston Bennyhoff Reserve 
Oil Company, Boston Bewick Company, Boston Book and 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 299. 321 

Paper Manufacturing Company, Boston Brewery Company, Certain 
Boston, Brick Manufacturing Company, Boston Caddo disfoTved^"^ 
Oil Company, Boston Calico Works, Boston Chemical 
Company (1854), Boston Chemical Laboratory, Boston 
Chemical Printing Company, The, Boston Civic Theater 
Company, The, Boston Commercial Exchange Building 
Company, Boston Co-operative Associates, Inc., Boston Co- 
operative Shoe Mfg. Co., Boston Copper Company, Boston 
Cordage Manufactory, Boston Cotton and Woollen Manu- 
facturing Company, Boston Development and Sanitary 
Company, Boston Discount Company, Inc., The, Boston . 
Dress Shops, Inc., Boston Excavating Company, Boston 
Faucet Company, Boston Flint Glass Company, Boston 
Fruit & Fish Co., The, Boston Furniture Market, Inc., 
Boston Gas Meter Manufacturing Company, Boston Glass 
Bottle Manufacturing Company, Boston Glass Manufactory, 
Boston Granite Company, Boston Hand Stamp Company, 
Boston Harbor Ice and Tow Boat Company, Boston Hat 
Manufactory, The, Boston Hydraulic Company, Boston 
Hydraulic Dock Company, Boston India Rubber Factory, 
Boston Kansas Company, Boston Market House Company, 
Boston Massasoit Waste Co., Boston Mechanical Bakery 
Company, Boston Merchants' Exchange, Boston Mill Corpo- 
ration, The, Boston Mill Supply Co., Inc., Boston Mining 
Company, Boston Minwool Insulating Company, The, 
Boston Model Bakery Inc., Boston Motor Tours, Incorpo- 
rated, Boston Navigation Company, Boston Neck Turnpike 
Corporation, Boston Novelty Shoe Mfg. Co., Boston Oil 
Cloth Company, Boston Oil Company (1846), Boston Palm 
Gardens, Inc., Boston Pants Company, Boston Paper Collar 
Manufacturing Company, Boston Pearl Manufacturing Com- 
pany, Boston Porcelain and Glass Company, Boston Porcelain 
Company, Boston Pottery Company, Inc., Boston Range 
Oil Burner Corporation, Boston Recharging Service Com- 
pany, Boston Relief and Submarine Company, Boston Rice 
Mill Company, Boston Shoe Machinery Corp., Boston Silk 
and Woollen Mills, Boston Silk Manufacturing Company, 
The, Boston Soap Stone Manufactory, Boston South Steam 
Cotton Mill Company, Boston Specialty ]\Iachinery Com- 
pany, Boston Steam Boat Company, Boston Steam Dock 
Company, Boston Steam-Engine Company (1852), Boston 
Steam Factory, Boston Steam Flour Mill Company, Boston 
Steam Supply Company, Boston Steam Tow-Boat Company, 
Boston Stone Dressing Company, Boston Stove Foundry 
Company (1854), Boston Sugar Warehousing Company, 
Boston Tavern Inc., Boston Type and Stereotype Foundry, 
Boston Union Manufacturing Company, Boston Warehouse 
Company, Boston Wool Company, Boston Wool Sales Com- 
pany, Boston Wrought Nail Company, Boston Yarn Com- 
pany, Bournehurst Amusement Company, The, Bouve 
School, Inc., The, Bowden & Leblanc, Inc., Bowditch Manu- 
facturing Company, Bowditch Mills, Bowers & Co., Inc., 
Boyden Malleable Cast Iron and Steel Company, Boys 



322 Acts, 1931. — Chap. 299. 

Mrporations StorG, Iiic, The, Bozart Rug Company, Bracy-Forbes Com- 
dissoived. pany, Bradford Mill Supply Co., Bradford Mortgage Cor- 

poration, Bradford Terrace Co., Inc., Bradford's Clothes 
Shops, Inc., Bradlee and Chatman Company, The, Bradley 
& Prescott Inc., Braintree and Weymouth Coal Company, 
Braintree Cotton Manufacturing Company, Braintree Manu- 
facturing Company, Brattle Square Amusement Company, 
Breck-Robinson Nursery Company, Breezy Acres Inc., 
Brenda Brownie Company, Brenner & Brody Shoe Co., 
Bridge St. Garage, Inc., Bridgewater Inn Garage, Incorpo- 
rated, Bristol and Norfolk Mining Company, Bristol Baking 
Company Inc., Bristol Cotton Manufacturing Company, 
Bristol Print Works, Bristol Printing Company, Bristol 
Textile Company, Broad Marsh Dyking Company, Broad 
Mountain Coal Company, Broad Street Association in the 
Town of Boston, The, Broad Street Garage of Lynn, Inc., 
Broadway Theater Company, Brockton Die Company, 
Bromfield Realty Corporation, Brookline Amusement Com- 
pan}^, Brookline Hotel Company (1859), Brookline Pharmacy, 
Inc., Brown Bros. Piano Co., Brown Woollen Mills, Bryant 
Milling Company, The, Bubbins & Co., Inc., Buchanan 
Construction Company, Buchanan Park, Inc., Buel Mining 
Company, Builders Brick Company, The, Builders Lumber 
& Supply Company, Builders Supply Corporation, Building 
and Home Specialty Co., Bunker Hill Rubber Company, 
Incorporated, Bus Bar, Inc., Buzzard's Bay Cranberry 
Corporation, Byron W. Anthonj^ Company. 

C. A. Chandler Advertising Company Inc., C. A. Cook 
Co., C. A. Donovan Co., C. & D. Shoe Co. Inc., C. & H. Se- 
curities Company, C and K Upholstering Company, C. & 
M. Metal Products Corporation, C & R Cafe, Incorporated, 
C. B. Faith Company, C. B. Oulton Company, C. C. & 
F. A. Burns, Inc., C. C. Dodge Co., C. E. Sault Co., The, 
C. H. A. Schmitt Co., C. H. Graham Furniture Co., C. L. 
Rice Company, The, C. S. Lawler Company, C. T. Bent, 
Inc., Cabot Manufacturing Company (1832), CafTe Roma, 
Inc., Cahill Hotel Co., Calandrello Brothers Company Inc., 
Caleb's Pond Company, Calico Printing Manufacture, The 
Proprietors of the, California Fruit, Inc., Callahan & Wil- 
liams, Incorporated, Callahan Company, Inc., Cambridge 
Building Finish Company, Cambridge Cattle Market, Cam- 
bridge Casino, Cambridge Glass Companj'-, Cambridge Nash 
Corporation, Cambridge Novelty Wooden Box Co., The, 
Cambridge Port Manufactory, Cambridge Salvage Supply 
Co. Inc., Camden Garage Company, Cameo Shoe Company, 
Camp Assabet Lodge, Inc., Campbell Drug Co. Inc., Can- 
Am Construction Company, Canal Manufacturing Company, 
Canal Street Garage, Inc., Canane Motor Company, Canton 
Manufacturing Company (1829), Cape Ann Granite Com- 
pany (1867), Cape Ann Steam Cotton Manufactory, Cape 
Breton Mining and Development Corporation, Cape Cod 
Glass Company, Cape Cod Machine Company, Capital 
Service Company, Capitol Dress Co., Capitol Holding Cor- 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 299. 323 

poration, Capitol Shoe Company, Capitol Shoe Mfg. Co., Certain 
Capitol Taxi Company, Capitol Wholesale Grocery, Incor- dbfoTv^d?"^ 
porated, Capitol Wholesale Millinery Company, Carl 
Schindler, Inc., Carleton Realty Co., Carlrobin Company, 
Carlton Shoe Company, Inc., Carroll & Richmond Inc., 
Carroll- Richmond-Donovan, Inc., Carter Insurance Agency, 
Inc., Carver Cranberry Company, Cashiko Machine Com- 
pany, Caustic-Claflin Company, Central Leather Company, 
Inc., Central Manufacturing Companj^, The (1813), Central 
Mills, Central News and Delicatessen Company, Century 
Amusement Company, Chace, Inc., Chalifoux Company, 
The, Chalifoux Dry Goods Company, Champion Coating 
Company, Chandler-Cleveland Motor Car Company, Chan- 
dler Holyoke Company, Inc., Chandler Motors of Allston, 
Inc., Channing Realty Corporation, Chappaquiddic Com- 
pany, Chappaquiddick Improvement Company, Charles A. 
Bohn Company, Chas. A. Nash, Inc., Charles and Company, 
Inc., Charles E. Fogg Company, Charles H. Williston Com- 
pany, Charles J. Jager Company, Charles-Mann Publishing 
Co., Inc., Charles River Ice Company, Charles S. Norris 
Incorporated, Charles W. Bahr Company, Charlestown 
Lead Company, Charlestown Steam Cotton Factory, Charl- 
ton Petroleum Corporation, Chase Motor Sales, Inc., 
Chatham Lock Company, Chebacco Poultry Farms, Inc., 
Cheeryway Food Products Company, Chelmsford Glass 
Company, Chelsea Brick Manufacturing Company, Chelsea 
City Garage, Inc., The, Chelsea Land Company, Chelsea 
Manufacturing Company, Chelsea Marsh, Proprietors of, 
Chelsea Square Garage, Inc., Chelsea Steam Cotton Com- 
pany, Chelsea Taxi Company, Chemical Dyeing and Printing 
Company, Cheney Express Company, Cheney Silk Mills, 
Chesapeake and Ohio Coal Agency Company, Cheshire 
Crown Glass Company, Cheshire Glass Manufactory, The, 
Cheshire Iron Works, Chester Company, Inc., Chester Glass 
Compan}^, Chestnut Construction Co., Inc., Chestnut Hill 
Garage, Incorporated, The, Chevrolet Dealers Association 
of Boston, Inc., Chicago Beef Co., Inc., Chicago Wool Com- 
pany of Massachusetts, Chicopee Falls Company, The, 
Child-Craft Co., The, Childrens Supplies Inc., Children's 
Vehicle Corporation, Chinitna Bay Exploration Company, 
Chironis Company, Inc., Chrysanthie Corporation, The, 
Churchill Company, Citizens' Building Association, City 
Druggists' Service Company, City Flour Mills at Newbury- 
port, City Manufacturing Company (1822), City Mills 
Company (1835), City Realty Company, Claflin Mills, 
Clapp & Tilton Company, Clapp-Eastham Company, Clar- 
ence I. Smith, Inc., Clarence Irving Construction Company, 
Clarence T. Rocheford, Inc., Clarke & Stevens Co. Inc., 
Clarke's Lunch, Inc., Cleaves and Pine Inc., Cleveland Circle 
Realty Corporation, Clifton Shoe Co., Clinton Steam Power 
Company, Clintonville Machine Shop, Cloverknoll Dairy 
Company, Club Moosilauke, Inc., Coffee Cup Lunch, Inc., 
Coffin Motor Company, Inc., Cofran-Bishop Company, 



324 Acts, 1931. — Chap. 299. 

S-porations Cogan FumiturG Co. Inc. of Marlboro, Mass., Coggan & 
dissolved. Sherman, Inc., Cohen-Barron Inc., Cohen Coill Company, 

Inc., Co-investment Finance Corporation, Coiteux Realty 
Companj^, Inc., Cold Bay Exploration Company, Cold 
Spring Iron Works, Coldak Corporation of New England, 
Cole & Mills Inc., Collateral Investment Corporation, Col- 
lateral Securities Corporation, Colleary-Purcell Company, 
College Inn, Inc., Collins Dress, Inc., Colonial Braiding and 
Weaving Company, Colonial Cafeteria, Inc., Colonial 
Leather Products Co., Colonial Paper Co., Color Printing 
Attachment Company, Columbia Interior Finish Company, 
Inc., Columbia Spinning Company, Columbia Wood Works 
Inc., Columbian Manufacturing Company, Combined Sound 
and Color Films, Inc., Comi Incorporated, Commerce Sight 
Seeing Bus Co., Inc., Commercial Cooperative Company, 
Commercial Garage Inc., Commonwealth Drug Co., Com- 
monwealth Hotel Company of the count}' of Suffolk, 
Commonwealth Plumbing & Engineering Co., Inc., Com- 
monwealth Stevedoring Company, Inc., Commonwealth 
Upholstering Co., Commonwealth Warehouse Company, 
Community Fabrics Inc., Community Loan Company, 
Commuters, Inc., Conant Manufacturing Company (1846), 
Concord Creamery Company, Concord Manufacturing 
Company, The, Concord River Company, Concord Steam 
Power Company, Concrete Oil Tank Company, Cone Iron 
Works, Congress Finance Corporation, Congress Oil & Sup- 
ply Co., Inc., Congress Pharmacy, Inc., Congress Securities 
Corp., Congress Trading Compan}^, Conley Stain and Black- 
ing Co., Inc., Connell and McKone Company, Consolidated 
Buyers, Incorporated, Consolidated Films Incorporated, 
Consolidated Insurance Brokers, Inc., Consolidated Sales 
Corporation, Continental Coal Company, Continental Piano 
Companj^, The, Controllit Corporation, Conway Manufac- 
turing Company, Conway Mills, Conway Realty Company, 
Cooks', Inc., Cooley & Marvin Co., Coolidge Operating Co., 
Coomes Farms Company, The, Co-op Grocery Company, 
Cooper & Brush of Memphis, Inc., Copley Tours, Inc., The, 
Corbitant Manufacturing Company, Cordillo and Donovan 
Inc., Corey Hill Taxi Service, Inc., Cornell Realty Co., Cor- 
pora^ao Gon^alves Zarco Inc., Corporation for Inventory 
Conversion, The, Cosmetics and Drugs Incorporated, Coto- 
Coil Co., Coulton & Co. Inc., Country Club Motor Sales, 
Inc., Country Gas Service, Inc., County Mortgage and Loan 
Company, Coup Oil Company, The, Covel and Osborn 
Company, The, Covert Gear & Manufacturing Corporation, 
Craft & MacDonald, Inc., Craftone Mfg. Co., Craig, Reed 
& Emerson, Inc., Cram-Nute Realty Corporation, Crane 
Baking Company, Crescent Coal Co., Crescent Drug Co., 
Inc., Crescent Live Poultry Company, Inc., Cresse Corpora- 
tion, The, Crimson Pharmacy, Inc., Criterion Theatre, Inc., 
Crocker Manufacturing Company (1837), Crocker Mills, 
Crocker Paj^er Company, Crocker Rubber Company, The, 
Crockersville Manufacturing Company, Crossland Company, 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 299. 325 

Incorporated, Crowley Contracting Company Incorporated, Corporations 
The, Crystal Ice Company (1851), Crystal, Inc., Crystal dissolved. 
Shade & Screen Company, Cuba INlining Company, Cuetara 
Hnos, Inc., Cummings Millinery Companj^, Cummington 
Cotton Manufacturing Company, The, Cummington Manu- 
facturing Company, Cummington Woollen Manufacturing 
Company, The, Cunninghams', Inc., Cute-Craft, Incor- 
porated. 

D & H Motor Co., D and T Auto Repair Co. Inc., D. N. 
Raptelis, Inc., D. W. Field Farm Company, Daklor Products 
Corporation, Damask Cloth Manufacturing Company, 
Damon Battery & Electric Co., Dana's, Inc., Dane Brothers 
Companj^, Danforths Inc., Daniel G. Fox Electric Shop Inc., 
Danvers and Beverty Iron- Works Company, The, Danvers 
Cotton Factory Corporation, Dapp's, Inc., Davenport- 
Evans Co., David E. Adler, Inc., David W. Huntley, Inc., 
Davis Brothers Company, Davis Chemical Company, Davis 
Fish Company, Davis Point Factory, Davisville Manufac- 
turing Company (1834), Davisville Manufacturing Company 
(1844), Day Cordage Company (1853), Day-Craft, Incorpo- 
rated, Daj^ton Rubber Co. Inc., DeKalb Brick Company, 
Dean Cotton and Machine Company, Dean Cotton Manu- 
facturing Company, Deering Corset Company, Deming 
Corporation, The, Denby Tailoring Co., Inc., Dennis and 
Yarmouth Improvement Company (1882), Dennis and Yar- 
mouth Improvement Company (1886), Desmarais Bros. Inc., 
Deuba Corporation of America, Devonshire Manor, Inc., 
Dexter's, Inc., Dindio Construction Co., Inc., Direct Pub- 
licity Service Co. Inc., Dixie Popcorn Company, The, Dob- 
son Construction Company, Inc., Dorazio Construction 
Company Inc., Dorchester Auto Body and Radiator Com- 
pany, Inc., Dorchester Cadillac-LaSalle Inc., Dorchester 
Coal Company, Dorset Iron Company, Douglas Land Com- 
pany, Douglas Manufacturing Company (1828), Dover Iron 
Company, Dover Sales Company, Dowae Toys Inc., Down- 
ing Lingerie Shoppe, Inc., Dracut Paper Manufacturing 
Company, Drury-Merchant Companj^, Dry-Vac Products 
Company, Dubuque Mining and Water Power Company, 
Duckworth Chain and Manufacturing Corporation, Dudley 
Art Shoppe Inc., Duffy-Darhng Company, Duke's Motor 
Livery, Inc., Dunbar Contracting Co., Dunbar-Laporte 
Motor Company, Duncan Construction Company, Dunnell 
Manufacturing Company (1852), Dunnell j\Ianufacturing 
Company (1853), Duplex Gas Heating Corporation, Dux- 
bury Improvement Company, Dwight Company, The, Dyer 
& Everett, Inc., Dyer Pocket Book Manufacturing Company. 

E. Arthur Tutein, Incorporated, E. Bizzozero, Incorpo- 
rated, E. E. Sullivan Inc., E. E. Taylor Company (1916), 
E. H. Robbins Land Co., Inc., E. M. Cremen Company, 
E. Maynard Electrical Co., Inc., E. P. Dorgan, Inc., E. P. 
Win ward and Son Inc., E. S. Grover Company Inc., E. S. 
Mclnnerney Company, Inc., E. T. Keefe Company, Eagle 
Cotton Gin Company (1853), Eagle Cotton Gin Manufac- 



326 Acts, 1931. — Chap. 299. 

Sorations tui'lng Company, Eagle India Rubber Company, Eagle 
dissolved. Manufacturing Company (1849), Eagle Rubber Cement 

Co., Eagleville Manufacturing Company, Earnsdale Worsted 
Company, Inc., East Boston Cotton Mills, East Boston Iron 
Company, East Boston Manufacturing Company, East 
Boston Timber Company, East Falmouth Herring River 
Company, East Florida Serpentine Company, East Harbor 
Fertilizer Company, East Woburft Manufacturing Company, 
Eastern Absorbent Products Co., Eastern Avenue Corpora- 
tion, Eastern Cap Co., Inc., Eastern Coal Company (1849), 
Eastern Commission Company, Eastern Electric Corpora- 
tion, The, Eastern Exchange Hotel Company, Eastern Ex- 
press Company, Eastern Fibre Mills, Inc., Eastern Newspaper 
Service, Inc., Eastern Products Corporation, Eastern Se- 
curities Corporation, Eastern Stage Company, Eastern Up- 
holstering Company, Eastern Wood Products Corp., East- 
ham Fishing Company, Easton Construction Company, 
Incorporated, Eaton & Balch, Inc., Eco Company, Economy 
Construction and Realty Corporation, The, Economy Fur- 
niture Co., Economy Hardware Store Inc., Eddy and Joe, 
Inc., Edinberg & Golden, Inc., Edith Coburn Noj^es School, 
Edlo Laboratories, Inc., Edmunds Inc., Edson and Company, 
Inc., Edward B. White Lunch, Inc., Edward S. Quirk Corn- 
pan}^, Incorporated, Edwards Motor Sales Company, Edwin 
P. Shea, Inc., Edwin V. Mitchell Company, Egan Photo 
Service, Inc., Einer A. Knudsen, Incorporated, Electric 
Agencies, Inc., Electric Power Company, Electric Service 
Company Inc. of Boston, Electric Water Cooler Co., Elec- 
trical Contracts Corporation, Electrical Slate Company, 
Electro Vapo Stove Company Inc., Electron Corporation, 
The, Elgin Hardware Company Inc., Elite Lamp Shade 
Shop, Inc., Elk Breeding and Grazing Association, Inc., 
Elliott's Toggery Stores, Inc., Ellis Financial Reporting 
System, Inc., The, Ellms Incorporated, Ellsworth Hardwood 
Corporation, Elm Amusement Company, Elm Amusement 
Company of North Attleboro, Elm Associates, Inc., Elmore 
Realty, Inc., Elson Art Publication Company, Emery Furni- 
ture Co., Emigrant Express Company, Empire Real Estate 
Company, Employers and Executives Exchange Inc., Endi- 
cott Parlor Furniture Co., Inc., Enfield Manufacturing Com- 
pany (1826), English Village, Incorporated, Eppy Company, 
The, Equitable Corporation, The, Erickson Steel Garage 
Company, Erie Market, Proprietors of the, Ernest F. Carl- 
son Co., Ernest J. Batty, Inc., Essex and Eagle River Cop- 
per Company, Essex Hosiery Company (1845), Essex Lease- 
hold Company, Essex Manufacturing Company, Essex 
Sugar Refinery, Eugene L. Gobeille, Incorporated, Everett 
H. Barnard Company Inc., Everett Iron Works Inc., Everett 
Motor Mart Inc., Everett Plumbing and Heating Co., 
Evers Needham Co., Excel Shoe Form Company, Excellent 
Tea Room Inc., Exchange Finance Corporation, Exel Shoe 
Stores Inc., Tlie, Exmoor Trust, Inc., Export Trading 
Company. 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 299. 327 

F & A Bakery, Inc., F. C. Magranis Co., F. Construction Certain 
Co., F. H. Odams Co., Inc., F. L. & H. Hat Company In- S?ved°°' 
corporated, F. L. Jewett Inc., F. M. Clark Manufacturing 
Company, The, F. M. Harris Company, F. N. Blaser Inc., 
F. S. Bartlett & Son, Inc., F. S. Belden, Incorporated, Fagan 
Bros., Inc., Fairbanks Radio Company, Fairhaven Mills, 
Falkson Clothing Company, Fall River Amusement Com- 
pany, Fall River Cotton Waste Co., Inc., Fall River Steam- 
boat Company, Falls Cotton Manufacturing Companj^, 
Falls Filling Stations, Incorporated, Falmouth Construction 
Real Estate Exchange, Inc., Falmouth Oyster Company, 
The, Faneuil Clothing Co., Fanny F. Hickey, Inc., Farmers' 
Glass Manufacturing Company, Farmers' Hotel, Farmers 
Manufacturing Company, Farnsworth House, Proprietors of 
the, Fashion Clothing Stores, Inc., Faulkner Amusement 
Co., Favour Construction Co., Inc., Favreau Brothers In- 
corporated, Fay Health Motors Co., Fay W. Williams Com- 
pany, Federal Aniline & Chemical Co., Federal Discount 
Coupon Company, Federal Finance Corporation, The, 
Federal Liquidation Company, Federal Neon Light Corpo- 
ration, Federal Plumbing and Heating Company, The, 
Federal Truck Company of Worcester, Federal Trucking 
Company Inc., Fein Manufacturing Corporation, Feldman's 
Drug Store, Inc., Fellows Brass & Iron Foundry, Fellsway 
Realty Trust, Inc., Felton and Lynch, Incorporated, Fenway 
Loan Company, Ferguson, Loud and Ferguson Incorporated, 
Ferguson's ]\Iarket Company, Feruxine Co., Inc., The, 
Fessenden School, Incorporated, The, Fibre Construction 
Company, Fidelity JMortgage Corporation, Fidelity Motor 
Sales Co., Field Brothers Shoe Company, The, Film-Eau 
Products, Ltd., Finkovitch-Levine Shoe Co., Fire Warn 
Sales, Inc., First Consumers' Alliance, Inc., First National 
Stores Limited, Fish Wear Company, Fisher, McCurdy Co., 
Fisk Rubber Company (1898), Fitchburg Building Company, 
Inc., The, Fitchburg Cadillac Company, Fitchburg Indus- 
trial Development Co., Fitchburg Iron Company, Fitchburg 
Motor Sales, Inc., Fitchburg Veneer Products Company, 
Fitchburg Woolen IMill, Fleming & Company, Inc., Fletchall 
& Hemenway, Inc., Fletchall & Kane Motors, Inc., Fletcher 
and Scott, Inc., Flex-or-Crete Corporation, Florida Little 
Farms Corporation, Fook Hong Company, Football Publi- 
cations, Inc., Foreign Exhibition Association, The, Foresman 
Electric Company, Inc., The, Fort Hill Corporation, 44 
Fairfield Street, Inc., Foster ]\Iills, Foster Oil Burner Com- 
pany, The, Four Farm Oil Company, Fourdrinier Paper 
Company, 14 Canal Street, Inc., Fox Furniture Company, 
Framingham Acceptance Corporation, Framingham India 
Rubber Company, Framingham Manufacturing Company 
(1813), Framingham Motor Company Inc., Frank Boylan 
Contracting Company, Frank D. Stevens, Inc., Frank 
Realty Company, Frank W. Smith Company, Franklin 
Bagging Company, Franklin Coal Company, Franklin Com- 
mercial Corporation, Franklin Costume Company, Franklin 



328 Acts, 1931. — Chap. 299. 

^cfrporations Field Plumbing Co. Inc., Franklin Glass Factory Company, 
dissolved. The, Franklin Investors Corporation, Franklin Manufac- 

turing Company (1813), Franklin Mortgage Corporation, 
Franklin- Worcester Company, Frank's Radio Shop, Inc., 
Fraser's Shoe Department Company, Fred Gray's Bostonian 
Shoe Store, Inc., Fred Holland Chamberlin, Inc., Frederick 
H. Andres, Incorporated, Fredericks-Murray Corporation, 
The, Freedman Bros. Co. Inc., Freeland & Warren Incorpo- 
rated, French & Son, Inc., Front Street Corporation in the 
Town of Boston, Fuller Manufacturing Company (1907), 
Fuller's, Inc., Fulton Hardware Manufacturing Company, 
Fulton Manufacturing Company, Furs, Inc. 

G & B Construction Co., Inc., G. & G. Sales Corporation, 
G & M Construction Company, G. & R. Fruit Co. Inc., 
G. B. Construction Company, G. H. Polley Co., G. T. M. 
Co., Gagnon's Auto and Radio Supply, Incorporated, Gan- 
non-McKnight Compan}'-, The, Garden Theatre, Inc., 
Gardenside Homes, Inc., Gardner Fibre Company, Gardner 
Table Mfg. Company, Gekco Company of Augusta, The, 
General Advertising Agency, Inc., General Bond & Mortgage 
Co., General Driving Schools, Inc., General Garment Mfg. 
Company, General Industries, Inc., General Laboratories, 
Inc., General X-Ray Company of California, George A. 
Grounds Co., George A. Stevens Lumber Company, Inc., 
George H. Brown Company, George J. Khouri and Brothers, 
Inc., George K. Keller Corporation, George Nelson Jacobs, 
Incorporated, George's Clothes Shop, Inc., Georgetown 
Boot & Shoe Co., Georgette and MacDonald Inc., Germain 
Motor Company, Gerrish Market, Gerry's Inc., Giatas 
Furniture Co., Inc., Gibson's Nut Shop, Inc., Gieringer Co. 
Inc., Gifford Toy Co., Inc., Gillette Mfg. Co., Gilman 
Manufacturing Company, Globe Dress Goods Store, In- 
corporated, Globe Investment Company, Globe Manufac- 
turing Company, The (1814), Globe Tanning Company, 
Globe Undergarment Company, The, Gold River Gold 
Company, Gold Seal Shoe Company, Golden Caterer Com- 
pany, Inc., The, Golden Rule Bakery Company, Inc., Gold- 
man Dress, Inc., Good Housekeeping Shop, Inc., The, 
Goodell Manufacturing Company (1822), Gookin-Joyce 
Furniture Shop, Inc., Gordan Machine Company, Goulding 
Patent Bale Rope IManufacturing Company, Grace Gown 
Shoppe, Inc., Gragnano Company Inc., Gramercy Grill, 
Inc., Grand Street Corporation, The, Graphic Arts Engrav- 
ing Co., Gray Laboratories, Inc., The, Graydon Tours, Inc., 
Greany & Sherry, Inc., Great Barrington Iron Company, 
Great Western Gold Company, Greater Boston Loan Com- 
pany, Greeley Laboratories, Inc., Green and Green Com- 
pany, Green Goose, Inc., Green River Manufacturing Com- 
pany (1825), Greenfield Cadillac Company, Greenfield 
Manufacturing Company (1829), Greenfield Manufacturing 
Company (1832), Greenfield Pubhc Market, Inc., Green's 
Tours Incorporated, Greenwood, Berg and Paignon, Inc., 
Greenwood Chair Makers, Inc., Grew Golf Course Inc., 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 299. 329 

Greylock Iron Works, Grieco-Zeeman Company, Griffith- certain 
Stillings Press, Groton Hotel Company, Groton Junction STved°"' 
Hotel Company, Grove Hall Electrical Supply Company, 
Guarantee Roofing and Metal Company, Guardian News- 
paper Association, The. 

H. A. Lowell, Inc., H. A. Poole Realty Company, H. 
Avadanian, Incorporated, H. B. Hickory Handle Co., Inc., 
PI. Blacklow Inc., H. D. Kittinger Company, Inc., H. E. 
Watson Co., H. F. Battey Leather Company, H. K. Gardiner 
Company, H. L. Stearns Desk Company, H. R. Lowd Land 
Co., Inc., H. S. Lawrence Clothing Co., H. W. Covin Com- 
pany, Hadley Falls Company (1827), Hale Mining Company, 
Hale Patent Washer Company, Hallett Brothers Company, 
Haltex Co., The, Hammertex Corporation, Hampden Cotton 
Manufacturing Company, The, Hampden Silk Manufactur- 
ing Company, Hampshire Consolidated Mining Company, 
Hampshire Flax and Hemp Company, Hampshire Lead 
Manufacturing Company, Hampshire Leather ]\Ianufactory, 
The, Hampshire Manufacturing Company (1829), Hamp- 
shire Realty Company, Hard Metal Alloys, Inc., Harder 
Coal Company, The, HardAvick Steam Mill Company, 
Harney Service Company, Harold J. Power, Inc., Harriman- 
Anderson Company, Harry T. Wright & Co., Inc., Hart and 
Green, Incorporated, Hartwell's China and Gift Shop, Inc., 
Harvard Products Company, Inc., Harvard Skating Rink 
Company, Haseltine-Freedlender Co., Haverhill Foundry 
and Machine Shop, Haverhill Steam Mills, Haverhill Strand 
Theatre, Inc., Hazen Brown Chemical Co., The, Health 
Food Laboratories Inc., The, Healthway Company, The, 
Henry & Wright Manufacturing Company, Incorporated, 
The, Henry Chanin & Co., Inc., Henry F. Miller Stores 
Company of Detroit, Henry F. Miller Stores Company of 
Kansas City, Henry-George Realty Company, Henry J. 
Fitzgerald, Inc., Henry J. Heinlein Company, Henry S. 
Harris' Sons Co., Henry's Incorporated, Herbert M. Willis, 
Inc., Herring River Company (1833), Herring River Com- 
pany (1845), Heywood Rattan Company, Highland Lunch, 
Inc., Highway Signal Compan^^, Hill- Woodward Construction 
Co., Hillside Garage, Inc., Hingham Knitting Company, 
Hinsdale Manufacturing Company (1836), Hobbs, Taft & 
Co. Inc., Hodgdon, Cashman Company, Hodges Company, 
Inc., The, Holbrook Center Garage, Inc., Holden Building 
Company, Holden Cotton and Wool Manufactorj-, The, 
Holden Mill Company, Holdings, Ltd., Holland Electric 
Corporation, The, Holland Manufacturing Company, Holmes 
Mills, Holyoke Company, Holyoke Mills, Home Beautiful 
Furniture Inc., Home Club Real Estate Corporation, Home 
Equipment & Silver Company, Homestead Investment 
Corporation, Hood Rubhier Company, Hood Rubber Products 
Company, Inc., Hood Tire Company, Inc., Hoosac Rail or 
McAdamized Road Company, Hoosac River Manufacturing 
Company, Hoover's Furniture Company, Hopewell Com- 
pany, Hopkins & Thurston, Inc., Hopkinton Springs Com- 



330 Acts, 1931. — Chap. 299. 

Certain P^^J, Hosmer Advertising Agency, Inc., Hotel Buckminster 

Sh^ed""' Co., Hotel Colonial, Inc., Hotel Liquidation Corporation, 
Hotel Oxford Company, Housatonuck Manufacturing Com- 
pany, The, Howe Drug Company, Hub Chair Company, 
The, Hub Cleansers & Dj-ers, Inc., Hub Skiving Knife Co. 
Inc., Hubbardston Chair Co., Hubbardston Steam Power 
Company, Hubbell Dome Exploration Company, Huckins 
& Temple Incorporated, Hudson Cider Co. Inc., Hughes & 
Tansey, Inc., Hulan Holding Corporation, Hunt-Luce Ad- 
vertising Agency Inc., Hunter & Stratton, Inc., Hunter 
Paper Company, Huntington House, The Proprietors of the, 
Hyannis Hotel Company, Hydraulic Machine Company. 

I. Brown & Son, Inc., I. N. MacRae Co. Inc., I. Washburn 
and Moen Wire Works (1867), lafolla & Shields Construction 
Co., Ice Utilities, Inc., Ideal Garage, Inc., The, Immuno 
Products Corporation, Imperial Amusement Company, In- 
corporated Equities, Independent Finance Corporation, In- 
dex Stamp Manufacturing Company, India Oil Company, 
Industrial Relations Service, Incorporated, Ingall's Phar- 
macy Inc., Iniskin Bay Exploration Company, Insurance 
Finance Corporation of Lawrence, Inter Colonial Gold Min- 
ing Corporation, Inter-Continental Corporation, Inter- 
national Medical Aid Association, Inc., International Supply 
Corporation, Interstate Publishing Company, The, Inverness 
Copper Company, lona Shoe Company, Ipswich Amusement 
Co. Inc., Ipswich Manufacturing Company, Iris Lobster 
Shoppe, Inc., Isaac Kushner Company, Isle Royal Copper 
Company, Isobel M. Moore, Inc., Ixion Black Lead Factory. 
J. A. Karnheim, Inc., J. A. MacDonald Inc., J & B Grill 
Inc., J. & W. Coal Company, J. D. Miller Company, Inc., 
J. E. French Company, J. E. Kohn Company, Inc., J. G. 
Johnston Company, J. G. Riga & Sons Company, J. Gold- 
stein, Inc., J. H. Mitchell Insurance Agency, Inc., J. J. 
Grover's Sons Company, J. J. Williams Co., The, J. M. 
Hager & Son, Inc., J. 0. Wetherbee Company, J. P. Foley 
& Sons, Inc., J. R. Ellis & Sons, Inc., J. R. Whipple Company, 
J. S. Meacom Company, J. Scudney Publishing Co., J. T. 
Kershaw Wood Heel Co., J. W. Sullivan Company, J. Wilson 
Co. Inc., Jackson's Incorporated, Jamaica Plain Land Im- 
provement Company, James A. ]\Iarr Company, James 
Anderson Company, James C. Williams Manufacturing 
Company, Jas. Frank Williams, Inc., James Grinding Process 
Company, James H. Cotter Shoe Company, James J. H. 
Gregory & Son, Inc., James J. Mellen, Incorporated, James 
Kent Eaton, Inc., James Realty Corporation, Jane Eaton 
Candies, Inc., Jardines', Inc., Jason Incorporated, Jasper 
Sugar Refinery (1870), Jefferson Kier Incorporated, Jefts 
Furniture Company, Jenness Brothers and Company, In- 
corporated, Jersey Radio and Battery Co., Inc., John A. 
Dunn Company, John A. Webster & Sons, Incorporated, 
John & Arthur-Motor Accessories, Inc., John Buckley Shoe 
Corporation, John Crowe Compan}^ (Incorporated), John 
E. Palmer Co., Inc., John Evans & Co., Inc., John Groves 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 299. 331 

Company, Inc., John T. Connor Company, John T. McTarn- Certain 
ahan. Inc., John Tredennick, Inc., Johns-Manville Incorpo- d'tslS^ed""^ 
rated of Massachusetts, Johnson Felting Mills, Jones & 
Brown Company, Jones and Woods Manufacturing Com- 
pany, Jones' River Manufacturing Company, Jordan Com- 
pany, (Inc.), The, Jordan Shoe Manufacturing Company, 
Joseph E. Kimball Company, Joseph M. Shea Tourist Co., 
Inc., Junction Hotel Company. 

K & K Garage Company, K. P, Realty Associates, Inc., 
Kamishak Field Exploration Company, Kane Realty Com- 
pany, Kantskid Chain Company, Kaplan the Stylist Inc., 
Kaplan's Inc., Karded Products Company, Karlin & Schlos- 
berg, Inc., Karnak Company, Kassell Miller Hotel Co., 
Keefe Bros. Company, Keith Car Manufacturing Company, 
Kelleher Consolidated Shoe Co., Kendall's Express, Inc., 
Kenmore Shoe Co., Kenoza Riding Park Association, Kent 
Brothers Corporation, Kent Motor Sales Co., Kent Shoe Co., 
Kent Sugar Products, Inc., Keswick Candy Company, The, 
Kilzo Chemical, Inc., Kimball Poultry Company, Inc., King 
& Glass, Inc., King Safety Razor Company, The, Kingsol 
Shoe Company, Inc., Kingston Cotton and Woollen Manu- 
factory, Kingston Manufacturing Company (1828), Klein's 
Drug Store, Inc., Knife and Fork Company, The, Knowlton 
Arms, Inc., Kompact Vending Machine Company, Inc., 
Kravitz Beef Co., Kulehed, Incorporated. 

L. A. White Inc., L. and S. Theatre Co., L. E. Fosgate 
Company, L. E. Freeman Co., L. F. Woodberry Co., Inc. 
of Medford, L., H. & D. Realty & Construction Co., Inc., 
L. Kantor, Inc., LaForme Co., Inc., LaGrange Street 
Market Company, LaGrange St. Market, Inc., La Mode, 
Inc., Ladd & Churchill, Inc., Lafayette Associates of Boston, 
Inc., Lafayette Manor, Inc., Lafayette Theatres Inc., 
Lajoie's Son & Perreault Co., Inc., Lakeview Realty Com- 
pany, Lancaster Cotton Manufacturing Company, The, 
Landfield's Inc., Landry Loom Company, Landscape Engi- 
neers, Inc., Lane & Fuller Silver Mining Company, Lang & 
Jacobs Company, Langewald Company, The, Lantz Paint 
Company, Inc., The, Larrabee Green Company, Larry Dress 
Co., Inc., Lawrence & Craft, Inc., Lawrence Carpet Com- 
pany, Lawrence Hebrew Co-operative Bakery, Lawrence 
House, Lawrence Investment Company, Lawrence Machine 
Shop, Lawson-Whitehead Company, Le Chateau, Inc., 
LeDrew, Inc., Leader Manufacturing Company, Leathersteel 
Products Corporation, Lechmere Glass Company, Lcchmere 
Point Corporation, The, Lee Hotel Company (1867), Lee 
Manufacturing Company, Lee Woollen and Cotton Factory, 
The, Legion Filling Stations, Inc., Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre 
Coal Company (Massachusetts), Leicester Company, Len- 
hart- Allen Co. Inc., Lenox, Cotton, Woollen and Linen 
Manufactory, Lenox Crystal Glass Company, Lenox Hotel 
Company (1869), Lenox Investment Company, Lenox 
Manufacturing Company (1839), Leominster Music Store 
Inc., Lester V. Bailey, Inc., Leverctt Place Brewing Com- 



332 Acts, 1931. — Chap. 299. 

Certain pany, Lcwis & Joi'dan Inc., Lewis Phillips Company, The, 

disso°w°°^ Lexington Hotel Company, Liberal Loan Corporation, Lib- 
erty Commercial Co., Liberty Construction Co., Inc., 
Liberty Theatre Company, Liberty Theatre Operating 
Company, The, Lincoln Creameries Co., Lincoln Farms, 
Inc., Lincoln Lumber Company, Linden House Company, 
Linden Real Estate Co., Lindstrom Heating Company, Inc., 
Linnell Cranberry Co., Linseed Oil Company, Linum and 
Duck Manufacturing Company, The, Linum Spinner Com- 
pany, Lion Realty Company, Lipson Seam Cementing 
Machine Company, Lister Building Incorporated, Litant 
Furriers, Inc., Lithuanian New Lincoln Corporation, Little- 
field's of Newburyport, Inc., Livingston Company, Lockwood, 
Greene & Co. Inc., Logan Johnson Company, Lombard 
Carburetor Company, London Cleansing & Dyeing Co. Inc., 
Long Island Company, Long Island Steamboat Company, 
Longfellow Realty Corporation, Lord Electric Company 
(1895), Lorraine Fashion Shoppe, Inc., Lotta Producing Co., 
Lotus Restaurant Company, Louis Halpern Shoe Co., Inc., 
Louis Harlow & Co., Incorporated, Louis I. Yessin Co., Inc., 
Louis Poultry Company, Lovis' Cove Gift Shop Inc., Lowell 
Base Ball Association (1877), Lowell Chemical Company, 
Lowell Felting Mills, Lowell Flower Shoppe, Inc., Lowell 
Hosiery Company, Lowell Paper Mills, Lowe's Renting 
Service, Inc., Lucian & Thomas Co. Inc., Lujenite Corpora- 
tion, The, Lumber Manufacturers Graded Cost System, Inc., 
Lustron Company, Inc., Lycoming Coal Company, Lydgate 
Realty Company, Lynch Motors Inc., Lyndeboro Glass 
Company, Lynn Central Realty Co., Lynn Furniture Ware- 
house Company, Lynn M. Ranger, Inc., Lynn Novelty Shoe 
Co. Inc., Lynn Woods Garage Co., Lyons Garage Inc. 

M & D Construction Company Inc., The, M. & R. Sales 
Company, Inc., M. & S. Motor Transportation Co. Inc., 
M B Ice, Coal & Wood Co. Inc., M. Brams Shoe Stores, Inc., 
M. Gross and Sons Company, M. J. Finnigan Company, 
M. O'Keeffe, Incorporated, M. Poloian Co. Inc., M. R. 
McCandless Co., M. S. Wright Company, Macaluso Phar- 
macy, Inc., MacArthur'sInc, MacDonald-Bergeron Co., Inc., 
Mace Moulton, Jr. Inc., MacGown Gown Shop, Inc., Mac- 
Gregor Garage, Incorporated, The, Madame Colin Restau- 
rant Inc., Made in New England Magazine Inc., Magnesia 
Company, The, Magonsett Fishing Company, Majestic 
Motor Sales Company, Makado Manufacturing Corporation, 
Maiden Dye House, Inc., Manganese Mining Company, 
Manhattan Electrical Supply Company, Inc., Manhattan 5 
and 10^ Food Stores, Inc., Manomet Hotel Company, Mano- 
met Mills, Man's Shop, Inc., The, Mansfield Coal Company, 
Mansfield Laboratories, Incorporated, Mansfield Mining 
Company, Manufacturers' Outlet Stores, Inc., Maple Ridge 
Farm, Inc., Maplchurst Fruit Farm, Inc., Marblehead Manu- 
facturing C'ompany, Marblehead Shoes Incorporated, Mar- 
coni Sea Grill and Restaurant, Inc., Marcy Coal Company, 
Marietta Oil Company of Boston, Maritime Airways, Inc., 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 299. 333 

Mark-Rite Marker Company, Markrow Ribbon and Carbon Certain 
Company, Marlborough Steam Mill Company, Marshal aiL^ow""' 
Manufacturing Company, Marshall and Moulton- -Smith's 
Express Company, Marshfield Cotton and Wool Manufac- 
tory, The, Marthas Vineyard Manufacturing Company, 
Martindale Farm, Inc., The, Mary J. Bakery, Incorporated, 
The, Mary L. McLaughlin Co. Inc., The, Mary Lee Candy 
Shops, Inc., Mason Curtain Co., Mason Lumber Co., Mason's 
Grill, Inc., Massachusetts Acceptance Corporation, Massa- 
chusetts and Maine Brick Company, Massachusetts Coach 
Company, Massachusetts Dairy Company, The, Massachu- 
setts Glass Company (1849), Massachusetts Insurance 
Agency Corporation, Massachusetts Iron Company, Massa- 
chusetts Linen Company, Massachusetts Mining Company 
(1836), Massachusetts Peat Coal Company, Massachusetts 
Provision Company, Inc., Massachusetts Salt Work Com- 
pany, The, Massachusetts Silk Company, Massachusetts 
Steam Engine Company, Massachusetts Steam Navigation 
Company, Massachusetts Thread Mills, Inc., Massachusetts 
Woolen Manufacturing Company, Massapoag Spring Hotel 
Company, Massasoit Smelting Company, Massic Falls Manu- 
facturing Company, Matfield Manufacturing Company 
(1814), Mathey Tire Service, Inc., Mattakeesett Company, 
Mattapoisett Oyster Company, Maugus Block Sand and 
Gravel Co. Inc., Maverick House Realty Company, Inc., 
Maverick Oil Company, Mayflower Ice Cream Company, 
Maykel Automobile Company, The, McAuslan & Wakelin 
Furniture Co. Inc., The, McCurn Yarn Company, McLaren 
Stevedoring Co. Inc., McLaughlin & French Company, 
Meadows New England Company, Inc., Means & Thacher, 
Incorporated, Mechanical Devices, Incorporated, Mechanics 
Brick Manufacturing Company, Mechanics Temple Hall 
Association, Medford Air Service, Incorporated, Medford 
Real Estate Company, Medford Square Market, Inc., Melan- 
son Shoe Company, Melrose Operating Co., Memorial Bridge 
Amusement Company, Memphis Corporation, Men's Wear 
Shops, Inc., Merchants Cloak and Clothing Company, 
Merchants Corporation, Merchants Hall, Proprietors of. 
Merchants' Manufacturing Company (1854), Merchants 
Marine Co., Merchants Steam Tow Boat Company, Merkins 
Fur Shop, Inc., Merrill Company, The, Merrimac Boating 
Company, Merrimack Coal Mining Company, Merrimac 
Machine Company (1848), Merrimack River Association, 
The, Merrimack Steam Mills, Merrimack Utilization Com- 
pany, Merrimack Valley Lumber Co., Inc., Mersky Brothers 
Shoe Company, Mertin System Inc., Merymaid Candy Co., 
Metal Bobbin & Shuttle Eye Co. Inc., Methuen Bleaching 
and Dyeing Company, Metropolitan Hotel Company, Pro- 
prietors of the, Metropolitan Oliver Oil Burner Company, 
Inc., MetropoHtan Tire and Accessory Co., Inc., Meyer's, 
Inc., Miami Zinc Mines Company, Mid-Penn Oil and Equip- 
ment Co., Inc., Mid- West General X-Ray Company, Middle- 
borough House, Middlefield Free Stone Company, The, 



334 Acts, 1931. — Chap. 299. 

wT^^o^ations Middlesex and Kentucky Oil Company, Middlesex Braided 
dissolved. Thread Company, Middlesex Cordage Company, Middlesex 

Development Companj'^, Middlesex Factory Company, 
Middlesex Iron Founding Company (1823), Middlesex Iron 
Founding Company (1829), Middlesex Lumber Company, 
Middlesex INIanufacturing Company (1822), Middlesex Paper 
Manufacturing Company, Middlesex Publishing Company, 
Middlesex Union Factoiy Company, Milford Creamery 
Company, Milford Express Corporation, Millbury Building 
Company, Millbury Locomotive Engine Company, Millbury 
- Paper Mills, Miller & Katz, Incorporated, Miller Tire Serv- 
ice, Inc., Miller's Apparel, Inc., Millet-Staples, Inc., Millis 
Building Association, Incorporated, Mills Belt Company, 
Mills on Charles River, The Proprietors of. Mills on Manat- 
tiquot River, Proprietors of, Mills on Mill-Creek and Nepon- 
set River, The Proprietors of, Mills on Queset and Town 
Rivers, Proprietors of, Millville Manufacturing Company, 
Milo H. Briggs, Inc., Milvier Company, Minute Man Garage 
Company, Mitchell, Printer, Inc., Mitchell- Vance, Inc. of 
New England, Mode Shoe Co., Model Airplane Mfg. Co., 
Model Delicatessen and Bakery of Salem, Inc., Modern 
Bronze Incorporated, Modernizers, Inc., Mohawk Auto 
Parts Companj^, Inc., The, Monarch Fuel & Service Co., 
Monarch Soot Remover Company, Inc., Monson Branch 
Company, Montampet Company, Monterey Iron Company, 
Monument Hotel Company, Moody House Hotel, Proprietors 
of the, Moore-Smith Company, Morgan Radio Alanufactur- 
ing Corporation, Morin-Savage Inc., IMorris B. Brewster, 
Inc., Morris Rubin Co., Inc., Morris Wool Co., The, Morse 
Upholstering Co., Morton-Clough Engineering Company, 
Morton H. Morganstern Co., Morton Novelty Co., The, 
Mosaic Tile and Marble Works Inc., Moseley & Co., Inc., 
Motor Accessory and Service Company, Motormart of 
Gardner, Inc., The, Mount Hope Canal and Wharf Com- 
pany, Proprietors of the, Mount Hope Manufacturing Com- 
pany (1822), Mount Mineral Springs Company, Mount 
Pleasant Manufacturing Company, Mount Washington Asso- 
ciation, Mount Washington Iron Company, Mountain Home 
Corporation, Mumford River Association, Murdock Food 
Company, Murry's Men's Shop Inc., Mutual Building Cor- 
poration, Mutual Markets, Inc., Mutual Radio Company, 
Myles Manor, Inc., Myron M. Navison Shoe Co., Inc., 
Mystic Knight Corporation, Mystic Manufacturing Com- 
pany, Mystic Realty Development Co., Inc., Mystic River 
Corporation, Mystic River Works. 

Nahant House Company, Nantucket Aero Company, The, 
Nantucket Cordage Company, Nantucket Fisheries Incorpo- 
rated, Nantucket Fishing Company, Nantucket Marine 
Camel Company, Nantucket Oyster Company, Nantucket 
Propeller Company, Nason, Inc., Natica, Ltd., Nation Pub- 
lishing House, National Automobile Association, National 
Broom Manufacturing and Supply Company, National 
Builders Supply Corp., National Building Materials and 



Acts, 1931. — Chap. 299. 335 

Equipment Exhibitors Co., National Calfskin Company, Certain 
National Car Company, National Fiiel ^Corporation (1929), STved"''" 
National Illuminating Company, Inc., National Lunch, Inc., 
National Optical Company, National Press Company, 
National Product Sales Corporation, National Service Asso- 
ciation Inc., National Supply Companj^ (1899), Nautilus 
Life Preserving Company, Needham Hat Factor}^, Nelson's, 
Inc., Nepa Investment Company, Inc., Neponset Meadow 
Company, The, Neptune Steam Mills, Neptune Submarine 
Company, Neptune Woolen Manufacturing Company, 
Netoco Colonial Theatre, Inc., Netoco Egj^ptian Theatre, 
Inc., Netoco Globe Theatre, Inc., Netoco Oriental Theatre, 
Inc., Netoco Warren Theatre, Inc., Nevada Holding Cor- 
poration, New Bedford Auto Sales Co., New Bedford Brass 
and Iron Foundry, New Bedford Cordage Company (1839), 
New Bedford Dairy, Incorporated, New Bedford Grocers' 
Baking Company, The, New Bedford Linseed Oil Company, 
New Bedford Steam Mill Company, New Bedford Valve 
Manufacturing Company, New Cornhill Corporation, in the 
town of Boston, New England Allite Corporation, New Eng- 
land Burnettizing Companj^, New England Caloric Water 
Elevator Company, New England Car Company, New 
England Carpet Buffer Company, Inc., New England Con- 
tracting Company, New England Department Store, Inc., 
The, New England Despatch Company, New England Dog 
Baths, Inc., New England Drug Stores, Inc., New England 
Electrical Fixture Company, Incorporated, New England 
Electrical Utilities, Inc., New England Fire Safety Company, 
New England Gas Regulator Manufacturing Company, 
New England Glass Bottle Company, New England Home- 
stead Company, New England Hosiery Company, New 
England India Rubber Company, New England Iron Works 
(1831), New England Knitting Machine Company, The, 
New England Lace Company, New England Liquid Fuel 
Company, New England Manufacturing Company (1825), 
New England Paper Company (1854), New England Parlor 
Frame Companj^ New England Quick Transit Steamship 
Company, New England Radio Dealers Association Inc., 
New England Sales Company, New England Soap Stone 
Company' (1828), New England Southern Mills, New Eng- 
land Steam Packet Company, New England Textile Soap 
Corporation, New England Verd Antique Marble Company, 
New England Wax Thread Sewing Machine Company, 
New England Worsted Company, New England Yarn 
Singeing Company, Inc., The, New Englander, Inc., The, 
New Gregory Gold Mining Company, New Home Sewing 
Machine Company, The, New Posilhpo Restaurant Inc., 
New Riviera, Inc., The, New Wilbur Hotel Inc., New York 
and Boston Atmospheric Despatch Company, New York 
Cafeteria, Inc., New York Cloak & Dress Mfg. Co., Newbury 
Spring Bleaching Company, Newburyport Printing Com- 
pany, Newburyport Screw Manufacturing Company, New- 
buryport Silk Company, Newman Neckwear M'f'g Co., 



336 Acts, 1931. — Chap. 299. 

Sf/OTations NewtoD Bowling Alleys Co., Newton House Company, 
dissolved. Newton Limch, Inc., Niagara Theatre, Inc., Nichawagg 

Manufacturing Company, Nichols-Egan Company, Nielsen 
Market Co., Inc., Nightstyle Manufacturing Company, 
Nissetisset Manufacturing Company, Nobby Clothes Shop 
Inc., The, Nobility Chocolates Company, Noble Cigar Com- 
pany, Noble Jackson Company, Nobrak Fibre Products 
Corporation, Norfolk County Motors, Corp., Norfolk Granite 
Company (1836), Norfolk Hosiery Company, Norfolk Manu- 
facturing Company (1824), Norfolk Mi